Discussion in 'Music' started by Yesterdays Hero, Nov 25, 2010.
A dead-set classic, and a song that could reasonably be blamed for killing off britrock in the 90s and ushering in a new age of pop dominance.
Robbie's solo career had been on the ropes up to this point. After leaving Take That he had released a few middling singles and was more known for putting on weight and making a drunken arse of himself in public as a wannabe Gallagher brother. But 'Angels' came out absolutely exploded. He then became Britain's (and most of the rest of the world) undisputed King of Pop for a good decade.
That braindead whore Jessica Simpson did a cover of it. That was pretty much around the last time anybody heard from her.
It's also funny that some busker in Ireland claimed he co-wrote the song with Robbie during a drunken jam session in a pub and tried to sue him for credit and royalties. I don't think he was successful as the song still only carries Williams and Guy Chambers as writers.
I turn into a mush every time this song comes on the radio, no idea why,:
It's impossible not to sing along.
When you hate yourself the music you love.
You really, REALLY need to just start your own J-pop thread.
Apparently this song was first offered to Billy Idol, who turned it down.
Never knew that. I can completely hear Idol singing that in my head now.
Got to see them in concert recently and they're really quite good. Their exposure is nil ('Becuz dey suk!' yes yes. got it. i understand), even up here in their home country. I dig them a lot.
Was used in Asia to showcase Panasonic's 4K TV. I'm of course a gigantic fruit in having the whole song as they're my favorite group. I need my throat slit.
The one time I saw him live in about 2002 he told the brief story of that and then played it. Way better than the recorded version.
Was here for this Monday.
Proving that Billy Idol is a talentless whore, and was always a fake punk. Fuck Billy Idol.