Author Topic: Fiction Gimme  (Read 1986 times)

amnesiac

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Fiction Gimme
« on: August 18, 2005, 02:59:00 pm »
Haven't tried it yet, but it sounds like this would work:
 
 Via  Stereogum:
 
 From: Damon
 Sent: Wed 8/17/2005 5:47 AM
 To: Stereogum
 Subject: yo. not really news but
 
 an interesting rumor nonetheless.
 
 so i was at this drunk hipster party on saturday and this drunk hipster by the name of claudia i think it was (from austin, no less) who swore she knows britt personally upon hearing that i was a spoon fan told me that "gimme fiction" was sequenced backwards on purpose, meaning that the last track should be the first track and so on. some kind of inside joke says she, a hidden pop materpiece, and also that the instrumental tags that follow some of the songs are alledgedly supposed to be clues pointing to the switch. also the title. also the vaginal metaphors of the cover art. "yes, we are fucking with you". or something.
 
 anyways i tried it. and you know what? drunk hipster might be onto something. clearly its more cohesive the other way around. all the songs were already great, but now they seem to follow a sort of theme, a straight line as it were. as opposed to the disjointedness and schizophrenic mood shifts of the original order. sounds like a live set or something. i don't know, try it if you want. i for one like it better this way.
 
 the tracklisting should read like this
 01 merchants of soul
 02 they never got you
 03 was it you?
 04 the infinite pet
 05 i summon you
 06 sister jack
 07 the delicate place
 08 my mathematical mind
 09 i turn my camera on
 10 the two sides of monsieur valentine
 11 the beast and dragon, adored

vansmack

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Re: Fiction Gimme
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005, 03:09:00 pm »
Clever bastards.
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Bombay Chutney

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Re: Fiction Gimme
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2005, 03:14:00 pm »
The walrus was Paul.

HoyaSaxa03

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Re: Fiction Gimme
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2005, 03:44:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Bombay Chutney:
  The walrus was Paul.
dude, paul's been dead for 40 years ... where have you been?
(o|o)

ratioci nation

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Re: Fiction Gimme
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2005, 03:52:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Bombay Chutney:
  The walrus was Paul.
"V.I. Lenin, Donnie!"

ggw

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Re: Fiction Gimme
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2005, 03:59:00 pm »
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Originally posted by HoyaParanoia:
   
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Originally posted by Bombay Chutney:
  The walrus was Paul.
dude, paul's been dead for 40 years ... where have you been? [/b]
"The walrus was Paul" was Lennon's acknowledgement of that fact.

godsshoeshine

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Re: Fiction Gimme
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2005, 04:13:00 pm »
and if you play it while you watch the wizard of oz IT MATCHES! cue bong hit
o/\o

Tom Servo

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Re: Fiction Gimme
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2005, 04:20:00 pm »
Well I just reversed the order and listened to it, and I can't say I had any synchronicity-like moments.  There was a smooth transition between some songs but no more so than listening the original way it seemed.  Maybe I'm not hip enough.  Either way, good tunes.