The Rich Girls Are Weeping

23 March 2007

Holy cow. We interrupt the recaps (again) to bring you some video content (again). Somehow, I missed the fact that former Suede frontman Brett Anderson is on the comeback trail with a new solo record (out next week in the UK) -- totally in the Bryan Ferry mode, looks like. There's a great profile in the Telegraph, here's a choice excerpt:

... Yet, as soon as he begins to sing in that unmistakable half croon, half operatic cry, his snake hips snap from side to side, his arms fly out into showgirl twirls, and the audience goes wild with adoration.

It seems strange then that, while Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker and the Gallagher brothers are all being bestowed with reverential status, Brett Anderson has become the lost boy of Britpop.


Despite years of drug abuse and hard-living, Anderson is still good-looking and cigarette-slim. With well-cut hair and a matching suit, the 39-year-old looks like a girlier Paul Weller or even a young Bryan Ferry - another in the mould of skinny, working-class boys from the suburbs who tried simultaneously to mythologise and escape the small world they grew up in.

And here's the video for "Love is Dead." Goodness, so bleak and lovely. Perfect for a grey Friday morning.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude. Have you been under a rock? Remember The Tears (Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler)? I realize that was in 2004, but it wasn't that long ago. Then again, I'm still swooning over the "Animal Nitrate" know, like a zillion years after the fact. Thank you for not referring to them as "London Suede." At least they weren't SuedeUK.

Friday, March 23, 2007 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

YES, I TOTES FORGOT ABOUT THE TEARS! Which incredibly lame of me because I have that cd somewhere...

Mmmm. "Animal Nitrate"

Dude, they were never, ever the London Suede to me. I always thought that shit was LAME. They were clearly THE Suede, not that other band.

Friday, March 23, 2007 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cindy.. i'm really sorry to ask you a favor.. i've been searching all over the internet for the mp3 of 'making love out of nothing at all' covered by funland.. and the only link that i got back is yours.. somehow i saw you posted the link where i can get the mp3.. but unluckily.. the link was dead.. anyways.. if its not too much to ask.. can you please please please.. send it to me at


Friday, June 08, 2007 7:29:00 AM  

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