Thursday, May 28, 2009

Felt: Bottoming Out

Felt opened their last ever gig with Declaration, which starts
I will be the first person in history
To die of boredom
And I will have as my epitaph
The second line of 'Black Ship In The Harbour'

That epitaph is “I was second class”, which has always struck me as a resigned reflection on Felt’s commercial popularity rather than a comment on the quality of their records. Later in the gig, Lawrence changes the second line of All The People I Like Are Those That Are Dead to “Maybe I should entertain/The very fact that I’m just plain”.

After Declaration, Felt played a cover of Lou Reed's Bottoming Out, which remains unreleased.

I’ve uploaded Declaration and Bottoming Out from the Burberries gig.

3 comments:

Watoo Watoo said...

Uhoh, do you mean that you have the whole recording of the show?

Thanks for the informations & for the 2 songs that you have uploaded, btw!

mk

Watoo Watoo said...

Ooops... The mp3s have been removed :(

Fire Escape said...

All of the show apart from the encore. Ah, yes, I deleted all uploads last week. Hmm. Drop me an email and I'll send you the file.