Worried about Ray?

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  1. Maurice E

    Maurice E Junior Member

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    Anyone else enjoying the song ‘Worried about Ray’ by The Hoosiers?
    It’s sharp, angular and melodic, as all good songs should be! They’ve got a new one out soon too called ‘Goodbye Mr A’, apparently.
    Haven’t heard the song but the lyrics have a Morrissey-esque vibe…
     
  2. Maurice E

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    Some more stuff about the Hoosiers below (as this thread seems to have generated so much discussion!). Other Hoosiers song titles include 'Worst case scenario' and 'A sadness runs through him', and the album's called 'The trick to life'. No-one else remotely interested/intrigued?
    In the words of the pub landlord, shame on you!

    Following hot on the heels of `Worried About Ray', one of the undisputed soundtracks of the short lived summer (8 consecutive weeks top 10 says it all) comes the next floor filling single from the UK's pioneers of `oddpop', The Hoosiers.
    `Goodbye Mr A' is set for release 8th of October and is a beast of a track set to takeover the airways, with melodic brass and riffs that will literally rip your face off before stapling it back on with choral harmonies more suited to late seventies Uberpop. It is one of those songs that will have you singing your head off by the end without even realising. Underpinning the track, is a pulsing lyrical majesty that will open up the fairytale album within which Ray and Mr A cohabit.

    The single will be closely followed by the band's debut, The Trick To Life. An album filled with upbeat treats, as well as glimpses of a deeper, darker edge. On tracks like 'Run Rabbit Run' and 'A Sadness Runs Through Him', Irwin's soaring, jaw-droppingly powerful vocals lead listeners through a maze of melodic mayhem, with influences ranging from The Cure through to Supertramp, laced with some early Genesis (the bible verse not the band). However, fans of 'Worried About Ray' need fear not, for 'Worst Case Scenario', the somewhat sinister 'Killer', and title track 'The Trick To Life', punctuate the album's uncompromising landscape with literally tens of minutes of rich and compelling music, which will have you bouncing around your bedroom and/or living room.
     
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    I'm not the biggest fan of the song, but I think the music video is fantastic!
     
  4. CharlieFairhead

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    I think it's awful, sorry Maurice.

    Try 'Its A Shame About Ray' by The Lemonheads, much better.

    Kind regards.
     
  5. Maurice E

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    Shame about Ray is ok-ish in a laid-back, early 90's, proto-grunge kinda way!
    I found Worried about Ray pretty irritating at first.
    But then, as time went by, resistance became futile!
     
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