The Wedding Present – George Best

The debut album by The Wedding Present, championed by the late John Peel.  Released a year after their appearance on C86 with This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer!), it follows a similar vein.  The AC/DC of indie pop, frenetic jangly guitars, break-neck drumming and David Gedge’s unmistakable vocals.

The lyrical content of the most of the album is about the trials and tribulations of romance, all related to the listener in an earthy Yorkshire accent.  This was so apparent I remember the NME did a spoof article with Gedge’s ex-girlfriend, who claim that he would reach for his pen and note book everytime they had an argument.  His remarkable ability is to use an everyday  turn of phrase and create anthemic catchphrases.

This is an instantly recognisable masterpiece, and there are no comparisons.  There are no other bands that sound quite like them, except Cinerama of course.

The Wedding Present : George Bestthe-wedding-present

Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
Don’t Be So Hard
A Million Miles
All This And More 2
Getting Nowhere Fast
My Favourite Dress
Shatner
Something And Nothing
It’s What You Want That Matters
Anyone Can Make A Mistake
Give My Love To Kevin
You Can’t Moan Can You
All About Eve
Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
Nothing Comes Easy
Don’t Laugh
I’m Not Always So Stupid
Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
Not From Where I’m Standing
Give My Love To Kevin (Acoustic)
Getting Better
Pourquoi Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable?

 

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