Coming Out Part 2 – Falling Down

“The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave”

And the second part is about falling in and out of love…from the mid-90’s dance songs sampling Ewen Macoll’s ‘The First Time Ever I Saw His Face’ (via Roberta Flack) to the Britpop come down. There’s a Trainspotting nod in Bedrock ft KYO, and I bought the Grace Jones 7″ around that time, I knew Joy Division would creep in somehow!

Big fan of Sebadoh’s Bakesale which has a lot of wonderfully twisted songs like this, and the McAlmost & Butler album was in rotation for years, as was the Grandaddy album, Mogwai’s Ten Rapid, Bjork’s Post, SFA and Pulp albums. Was also a big Spiritualized fan back then, and a massive Protection poster that I think Kirk found for me was on the wall, stared at it many a time listening to these songs. Also Higher by the Cardigans reminds me of Kirk who supported me through all this, and indeed everything beautiful was far away, 9,000 miles then in fact. I sent him a mixtape with a lot of these songs on it – wish I had a copy.

“Why do you keep on
Hanging round
Can’t you see it gets me down?
Because when I look at you I see
Somebody I just don’t want to be”

This one goes out to Bob, Stuart, Michael, John 1 and John 2 – elements of them all in these songs. But mostly the first time is the best and worst.

“But when you see me
I’ll be idly sweeping the dust away
Look, here comes the sun again
And we’ll aim there to be merry”

Don’t you remember you once said you liked happy endings? (1:45, 156Mb)

  • Ce Ce Peniston – Finally (12” Choice Mix)
  • Way Out West – The Gift
  • Slacker – Your Face (In The Crowd Mix)
  • Bedrock Feat, KYO – For What You Dream Of
  • C.J. Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand’s Drum ‘N’ Bass Mix)
  • Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Dark Garage Edit)
  • The Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)
  • Spiritualized – I Think I’m In Love
  • Mogwai – Helicon 1
  • Lamb – Gorecki
  • Art Of Noise – (Three Fingers Of) Love
  • Bjork – Possibly Maybe
  • Grandaddy – Everything Beautiful is Far Away
  • Timbuk 3 – I Love You In The Strangest Way
  • Gene – Autumn Stone
  • The Cardigans – Lovefool [Puck Version]
  • Massive Attack – Protection (Radiation for the Nation Mix)
  • Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Weatherall’s A Mix of Two Halves)
  • McAlmont and Butler – Yes
  • Super Furry Animals – Gathering Moss
  • Pulp – You’re A Nightmare
  • Sebadoh – Not Too Amused
  • Grace Jones – She’s Lost Control (Single Version)
  • The Cardigans – Higher
  • Pulp – Happy Endings
  • The Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends

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