Placebo

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Placebo
« on: October 09, 2021, 09:43:07 AM »
Always been a fan.

Criminally underrated and underappreciated band IMO.

Not very cool to like them generally - but i don't care..

About time had their own thread here.

This is my favourite of theirs - just think it is beautiful.


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Re: Placebo
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2021, 09:44:12 AM »
With the late great Bowie....


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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 10:03:35 AM »
One of my absolute favourite story telling songs.

Anyone who has lived with addiction whether it is as an addict or can see it from the perspective of an addict or a person affected by addiction can surely relate to this and these lyrics.


I love you more than any man
But something's getting in the way
I do you harm because I can
For the second time today
Victims we are not of happenstance
But you're a victim all the same
Stuck inside a circumstance
With your confusion and your blame

And when I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

I ask you for another second chance
But then I drink it all away
And I get bellicose when you react
For the frustration and dismay
I was so delicate when we began
So tender when I spoke your name
But now I'm nothing but a partisan
To my compulsion and my shame

And when I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

You know, I'm grateful, I appreciate
But in fact, it's baleful how I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry

I love you more than any man
But I seem to lay it all to waste
I do you harm because I can
With a joke in questionable taste
I've such duplicity at my command
So I keep on lying to your face
Then I run away to wonderland
And disappear without trace

When I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

You know, I'm grateful, I appreciate
But in fact, it's baleful how I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
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Re: Placebo
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 12:01:16 PM »
i remember they had 1 hit song here in the states. i forget the name. recommend and album and ill look it up

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Re: Placebo
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 12:54:33 PM »
i remember they had 1 hit song here in the states. i forget the name. recommend and album and ill look it up

Their best album IMO is "Without You I'm Nothing"

I also have a soft spot for their debut album "Placebo" which i would bet their hit song over there came from - probably "Nancy Boy" i'd bet....although thinking about it, it could well be "Pure Morning" from Without You I'm Nothing.

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Re: Placebo
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 03:47:21 PM »
i remember they had 1 hit song here in the states. i forget the name. recommend and album and ill look it up

They're known for "Pure Morning" where I'm from (Canada).
We Get To Carry Each Other

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Re: Placebo
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 10:00:42 AM »
Dont mind me some Placebo. I can go back to the 90s with them. But i really only know the hits. I must investigate them further, on Spotify. ANOTHER act for the "Check Them Out" pile :)
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Placebo
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 01:30:39 PM »
yes its Pure Morning. i just looked it up.

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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2021, 01:03:01 PM »
so i listened to WYIN today and enjoyed it. these were the songs that grabbed me

Pure Morning
Allergic
Scared of Girls
My Sweet Prince
Ask for Answers

the rest i liked. ill give it a few more listens to settle into it.

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Re: Placebo
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2021, 01:07:57 PM »
good cover!

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2021, 03:21:00 PM »
so i listened to WYIN today and enjoyed it. these were the songs that grabbed me

Pure Morning
Allergic
Scared of Girls
My Sweet Prince
Ask for Answers

the rest i liked. ill give it a few more listens to settle into it.

Good man for getting stuck in!

I'd personally add

The Crawl
WYIN
Burger Queen

to your list as the standouts.




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Re: Placebo
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2021, 07:15:24 PM »
so i listened to WYIN today and enjoyed it. these were the songs that grabbed me

Pure Morning
Allergic
Scared of Girls
My Sweet Prince
Ask for Answers

the rest i liked. ill give it a few more listens to settle into it.

Good man for getting stuck in!

I'd personally add

The Crawl
WYIN
Burger Queen

to your list as the standouts.

ill say the 2nd and 3rd songs didn't live up the opening track and i was a lil worried. then it got better and better!