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Old 08-20-2010, 02:49 PM   #21
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William War III is fucking brilliant.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:54 PM   #22
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So I scanned through the comments after I read the blog entry. Who are the band members that were responding?
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William War III is fucking brilliant.
Identifies himself as Win's brother.

I suspect some of the others who mention having been there might also be band members but I don't know.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:00 PM   #23
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William War III = Will Butler
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:07 PM   #24
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"What's the big deal, I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."

And ... WIN.
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I also enjoyed:

"cold4thestreets said...

What's the big deal? I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."
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"What's the big deal, I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."

And ... WIN.
It was funnier when I read it towards the top of the page, for some reason.
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Comedy's all about timing.
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Re: "Rococo", I just have a hard time believing it's aimed directly at their fan base. I haven't looked up the lyrics, so if I'm wrong, please tell me. It just seems to go along with the theme of the album, pretentious rich kids from the suburbs acting like some things are just so incredibly important and precious, using words to describe these things that they don't even know what the definitions of really mean. As it happens, that also describes SOME members of the fan base, and to a greater degree, the indie film/music fanbase in general, so I think it was an unfortunate decision on the band's part, but I don't think it was their intention. Then again...
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Re: "Rococo", I just have a hard time believing it's aimed directly at their fan base. I haven't looked up the lyrics, so if I'm wrong, please tell me. It just seems to go along with the theme of the album, pretentious rich kids from the suburbs acting like some things are just so incredibly important and precious, using words to describe these things that they don't even know what the definitions of really mean. As it happens, that also describes SOME members of the fan base, and to a greater degree, the indie film/music fanbase in general, so I think it was an unfortunate decision on the band's part, but I don't think it was their intention. Then again...
My sources told me that it's about Mofo and Shouter, specifically.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:15 PM   #29
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Re: "Rococo", I just have a hard time believing it's aimed directly at their fan base. I haven't looked up the lyrics, so if I'm wrong, please tell me. It just seems to go along with the theme of the album, pretentious rich kids from the suburbs acting like some things are just so incredibly important and precious, using words to describe these things that they don't even know what the definitions of really mean. As it happens, that also describes SOME members of the fan base, and to a greater degree, the indie film/music fanbase in general, so I think it was an unfortunate decision on the band's part, but I don't think it was their intention. Then again...

I'm inclined to agree with you here.

Here are the lyrics minus the million "Rococo".


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Let's go downtown and watch the modern kids
Let's go downtown and talk to the modern kids
They will eat right out of your hand
Using great big words that they don't understand
They say

They build it up just to burn it back down
They build it up just to burn it back down
The wind is blowing all the ashes around
Oh my dear god what is that horrible song they're singing

They seem wild but they are so tame
They seem wild but they are so tame
They're moving towards you with their colors all the same
They want to own you but they don't know what game they're playing
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Seriously, that blog made me like them so much more.
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Identifies himself as Win's brother.

I suspect some of the others who mention having been there might also be band members but I don't know.
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"What's the big deal, I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."

And ... WIN.
this quote also made me laugh when I read it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:53 PM   #33
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Oh my dear god what is that horrible song they're singing
At least Win can admit the chorus is awful.

...more like the Suckburbs, amirite?
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My sources told me that it's about Mofo and Shouter, specifically.
This is about the most offensive thing someone could say to me, so thanks.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:14 PM   #35
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After three careful listens to this album, I can't quite understand why it is so long. It beings and ends strongly, but the middle seems to be completely amorphous. "City with No Children," "Half Light II," and "Suburban War" especially seem to be nothing more than excuses to beat the listener over the head with the theme.

On a positive note, "Sprawl II" is majestic. Regine really nails the vocal.
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"City with No Children," .. and "Suburban War" especially seem to be nothing more than excuses to beat the listener over the head with the theme.
Two of my favourites
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Nice post LM, but I can't resist bringing this up because it's one of my favorite lyrical moments on the album.

It's not "Now you're knocking at my door, saying 'Please come out against the night.'" It's "Now you're knocking at my door, saying 'Please come out with us tonight.'"

It's a huge difference, and such a great lyric for me, because it immediately takes me back to being a kid, before cell phones and the internet were in everyone's possession, and friends from the neighborhood would have to go to eachother's parent's houses and knock on the front door and ask if they could come and hang out for the night.

It brings back a lot of good memories and goes a long way, for me, towards evoking the atmosphere and image that the album is going for: growing up a middle class white kid in pre-information era suburban America.

Great album.
Did you guys ever use the phrase 'call on'? as in 'let go call on GAF' when you were going to knock on someones door? It's something I havent heard in years, but I dont know if it was a colloquialism. I dont imagine anyone at all uses it these days
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I used it all the time as a kid.
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Why did I get an hour's worth of music when I paid for this album? I should have only gotten 40 minutes or so. That would have been much better. What is this horseshit?
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Longer doesn't always mean better.

No matter what.
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