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Coloring Club Plus — 10/29/19

Oct 29

This is another one I heard on pandora radio on the ride.

Is This It is the debut studio album by American rock band the Strokes, released on July 30, 2001, by RCA Records. It was recorded at Transporterraum in New York City with producer Gordon Raphael during March and April 2001. For their debut, the band strived to capture a simple sound that was not significantly enhanced in the studio. Building on their 2001 EP The Modern Age, the band members molded compositions largely through live takes during recording sessions, while songwriter and lead singer Julian Casablancas continued to detail the lives and relationships of urban youth. Following its completion, the Strokes embarked on a promotional world tour before its release. The album’s original cover photograph caused controversy for being too sexually explicit, and was replaced for the US market. The American track listing on the compact disc version was also amended in light of the September 11 attacks; however, the American vinyl release still includes the track “New York City Cops” as a result of its release falling on September 11, 2001.

Promoted by the music press for its twin-guitar interplay and melodic, pop-influenced sound, Is This It peaked at number 33 on the US US Billboard 200 and number two on the UK Albums Chart, going on to achieve platinum status in several countries. It received critical acclaim, with many praising it for its charisma and rhythm, which often referenced the works of 1970s garage rock bands. The album is considered to be crucial in the development of other alternative bands and of the post-millennial music industry, and has featured in several publications’ lists of the best albums of the 2000s and of all time. Three singles were released from the album: “Hard to Explain”, “Last Nite”, and “Someday”.

Someday peaked at number 17 on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart and at number 27 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

The music video for the song was directed by Roman Coppola and features appearances by Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum – the guitarist, bassist, and drummer from Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver – as well as the members of Guided by Voices. The video also features Richard Karn as himself, while The Strokes take on Guided by Voices in a fictional game of Family Feud.

 

 

In many ways, still miss the good old days
Someday
Someday

Yeah, it hurts to say but I want you to stay
Sometimes
Sometimes

When we was young, oh man did we have fun
Always
Always

Promises they break before they’re made
Sometimes
Sometimes

My ex says I’m lacking in depth
I will do my best
You say you wanna stay by my side
Darling your head’s not right

I say alone we stand, together we fall apart
Yeah, I think I’ll be alright
I’m working so I won’t have to try so hard
Tables, they turn sometimes

Oh, someday
Now I ain’t wasting no more time

Trying, trying

And now my fears, they come to me in threes
So I
Sometimes
They fade, my friend, you say the strangest things
I find

Sometimes
Oh my ex says I’m lacking in depth
Still I will try my best
You say you wanna stay by my side
Darling your head’s not right

I say alone we stand together we fall apart
Yeah, I think I’ll be alright
I’m working so I won’t have to try so hard
Tables, they turn sometimes

Oh someday
I ain’t wasting no more time

Songwriters: Julian Casablancas

10 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 10/29/19

  1. I had a boss I didn’t like at all but the one good thing he did was to play the Strokes and I started to like them despite him… good stuff. Love the video…

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  2. I was in Pearl River, NY that day on an interview for a position at Wyeth Ayerst a pharmaceutical plant. I met one guy and he said that he needed somebody else to speak with me but he was not in yet, so he asked if I could go out to a coffee shop and come back in an hour. In the coffee shop, I saw the two planes crash into the towers on TV and I just wanted to be home, so I never went back for the interview. About a month later they called me up and told me that I got the job.

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