Do you like or hate metamorphosis and electricity?

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#31 Post by DJAMIX »

I din't hate anything by PSB. But both songs I love less... :wink:
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#32 Post by RaciePSB »

I LOVE 'Metamorphisis'. It's very clever and catchy. I first realised PSB were gay when I heard that song. I was driving along listening to it, and thought 'hold on.. Neil's singing about a bloke.. OMG.. they're gay?' I like the rappy sound of it - they do it so well.
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#33 Post by psb-freak »

I bought Bilingual when I had been fan for about 1-2 weeks. And I really didn´t realise they´re gay. I had been fan for few months until I read in Neil´s interview about it. :lol:
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#34 Post by Vince »

psb-freak wrote:I bought Bilingual when I had been fan for about 1-2 weeks. And I really didn´t realise they´re gay. I had been fan for few months until I read in Neil´s interview about it. :lol:
few months for you to find out? I found out Neil was gay like in late 2000 after being a 'fan' for more than a year!! Actually the friend who introduced me to PSB music mentioned it in passing..... i was shocked to say the least!!
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#35 Post by ArseSpanker »

Nothing shocking about that, except it taking so long to find out perhaps.

For my money, Metamorphosis and Electricity are two of the best tracks on the distinctly average Bi-Lingual.
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#36 Post by Dreamcatcher2003 »

Janet Street-Porter wrote:Metamorphosis is awful; it was the moment that I realised PSB were mortal after all. It's such a forced song - "I'M GAY DON'T YOU KNOW? AND IF YOU DON'T I'M GOING TO DO THE GAYEST RAP EVER!"

It was the precursor of other crap out-and-proud songs like New York city boy and In denial.

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Totally agreed...This is the beginning of a period during which the Boys took the "gay" trait to extreme point...even "Please" was shouting that they were gay but it was very sublime...A once-fanatic friend of mine had pointed out that Neil very rarely used (or never used but I am sure this is not possible) "she" or "her" or any female-connoting word until "Bet she's not your girl".

Musically, it was not the first time I was disappointed with Boys-Behaviour and Very had told me that the Boys' finest hour was now behind so Bilingual did actually surprised me- while Metamorphosis and Electricity are not to-die-for songs they are better than "that's the way s--t is" and "Saturday Night Forever" and not worse than, say, "One and one make five" or "yesterday when I was mad" (uberexcellent lyrics, one of the worst tunes) or "to face the truth"- and second half of Bilingual plus Discoteca make Bilingual their best album in 90s- at least the only one in 90s with cool gritty urban angst and aloofness in the Boys' trade mark way, which I suspect and fear and worry that they will never do it again
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#37 Post by dancemaster »

Metamorphosis is ace. Electricity made me realise psb are human after all. First really bad album-track they made in my opinion.

Billingual seem to be the album where fans have the most different opinions for love or hate the album. I think Billingual is great but still dissapointing after fabulous Behaviour and Very. And why on earth release Before as a first single? Such a dull song.

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#38 Post by Eldritch »

The biggest mistake is to have them as tracks number three and four. The album has already started out in a rather experimental vein (for PSB at least) with Discoteca and Single, so the listener longs for some kind of melodic reassurance and not two of the most curveball tracks they've ever put on an album.

Personally I kind of like Electricity: it's a joke but a good joke, but should really have been on the second half of the album. Metamorphosis I have never liked, not because of the openly gay lyrics, but the whole feel of the song is so tacky and forced and felt dated even in 1996 (it's produced by Brothers In Rhythm who were never that good in the first place and well out of fashion even then).
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#39 Post by Mattis »

Electricity is a masterpiece. One of PSB`s treasures. It may have been suited better on a B-side than on that album, but still one of my favourites form Bilingual. 8)
Metamorphosis... is my least favourite track on the album. Too much stress, too much 'dance'... Skip it!! :twisted:

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Eldritch wrote:The biggest mistake is to have them as tracks number three and four. The album has already started out in a rather experimental vein (for PSB at least) with Discoteca and Single, so the listener longs for some kind of melodic reassurance and not two of the most curveball tracks they've ever put on an album.

Personally I kind of like Electricity: it's a joke but a good joke, but should really have been on the second half of the album. Metamorphosis I have never liked, not because of the openly gay lyrics, but the whole feel of the song is so tacky and forced and felt dated even in 1996 (it's produced by Brothers In Rhythm who were never that good in the first place and well out of fashion even then).
i'm sure it was K Klass who produced Metamorphisis, but yes, they too, had fallen from grace by then..
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#41 Post by Eldritch »

raggatwin wrote:i'm sure it was K Klass who produced Metamorphisis, but yes, they too, had fallen from grace by then..
Oh yes, you are totally correct, I remembered wrong. K-Klass weren't that good even in 1993 when they were supposed to be good.
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#42 Post by raggatwin »

yeah they sort of peaked with Rhythm is a Mystery.....
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#43 Post by jamie1978 »

raggatwin wrote:yeah they sort of peaked with Rhythm is a Mystery.....
I dunno - wasnt "Let me show you" released in 1995? That was pretty huge at the time, I imagine Chris loved that track - its his sort of thing.

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#44 Post by Provider »

I would never play Meta or Electricity when there are other people in the room. I think they rank among the most embarrasing songs the PSB has ever done.

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#45 Post by Sohard »

And who likes "the sound of the attom splitting"????....I like it, but I'm afraid of that song :mrgreen:

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