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Tired Of Hanging Around

The Zutons Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 April 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Deltasonic Records
  • ASIN: B000EUMO00
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,352 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Tired Of Hanging Around 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. It's The Little Things We Do [Clean] 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Valerie 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Someone Watching Over Me 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Secrets 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. How Does It Feel 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Why Won't You Give Me Your Love? 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Oh Stacey (Look What You've Done!) 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. You've Got A Friend In Me 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hello Conscience 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Know I'll Never Leave 4:580.99  Buy MP3 


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The surprise success story of the "Scousadelic" Liverpool scene, on Tired Of Hangin’ Around The Zutons trump their debut with an assured, confident collection of songs that accentuate their skill for vintage R&B, white-man soul, and some of the best rowdy sax since The Specials strode the earth. Perhaps in retrospect it’s easy to see why this band have struck the public nerve in the way The Coral and The Bandits never quite could. No spooked, surrealist pirate swashbucklers here--The Zutons’ songs are grounded in the here and now, numbers like "It’s The Little Things We Do", the sound of frontman Dave McCabe weaving an unsteady path from barstool to barstool with dwindling pay-cheque clutched in fist, or "Valerie"--a message to an ex-lover reminiscent of the tattered majesty of The Faces in their garrulous heyday. Much improved is Abi Harding’s saxophone work, now capable of sensitive, jazzy undertones ("You’ve Got A Friend In Me") or sudden bursts of nutty, bandy-legged strut, and McCabe’s soulful vocal is neatly bolstered by full-band backing vocals that add an enjoyably cabaret sense of drama to even the twitchiest blast of skiffle-punk. The sound of a band coming on in leaps and bounds. --Louis Pattison

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The Zutons make their long awaited return with the release of Tired Of Hanging Around, the follow-up to Who Killed The Zutons, which spawned five Top 40 singles. Produced by Stephen Street (Kaiser Chiefs/ The Smiths), Tired Of Hanging Around finds the cosmic scousers developing their schizophrenic, 60s influenced beat-pop into a masterstroke of indie-eccentricity, blending all the quirky flourishes that accentuated their debut with a tighter and more concentrated agenda. Deltasonic. 2006.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Retro but Contempory 12 July 2006
By Richard
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I have played this a few times now, but it is still fresh and continues to grow on me, however the knockout tracks for me, are the two singles: 'Valerie' and 'Why don't you give me your love', plus 'Oh Stacey (look what you've done)' and 'I know I'll never leave', which vocally David McCabe really belts out. The Zutons have a retro sound, but with contempory lyrics. They're like a mix of: The Faces, Marc Bolan & T-Rex, and 'Ziggy Stardust' & 'Aladdin Sane' period Bowie, finished off with a Britpop sensibility, and Ska type saxophone playing courtesy of sax on legs - Abi Harding, who is an awesome sax player, and if it were 1979/1980, she would probably be in a Ska band like The Bodysnatchers. The song that really blew me away the most, out of all the songs that I mentioned, was 'Oh Stacey (look what you've done)'. The breezy saxophone playing, combined with it's uplifting tune, is very deceptive, because lyrically it is a very tragic tale about a daughter stressing out her dad to the point where the stress kills him, and then she drinks her inheritence money to cope with what she's done. We have a great British tradition of writing tragic lyrics disguised in upbeat commercial sounding songs. Buy it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 25 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
i liked the zutons original sound on their first album,and it's true what they say about the new stuff...you really feel like the songs on this album are already classics! Valerie is absolutely amazing
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but different! 11 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
I like this album as much as the debut. The excellent production and more mainstream feel should project the Zutons to superstradom. As a buyer of mainly 70's and 80's material I must admit that these are one of only a handful of new(ish)bands that excite me. The quality of the songwriting is reflected in the fact that virtually everybody I know loves "Valerie". I'm sure I will be enjoying this for years to come.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tired of Hangin' Around 24 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
A fantastic second album. The same Zuton feel to songs without sounding exactly like 'Who killed the Zutons'. Some new classic tunes sure to get your feet tapping include 'It's the Little things' all about the injustice of hangovers; 'Valerie' and 'Why won't you give me your love' being just some of the examples of the dark humour and zesty sax tracks that any Zutons fan will effortlessly love!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An impressive second album 24 April 2006
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The Zutons kind of crept up on the music world with their first album. It crawled in under the radar and its catchy songs and original sound ended up firmly lodged in a lot of people's heads. This time around, however, there's been a lot of expectation laid on the band to produce a follow-up just as good or even better.

While 'Tired Of Hanging Around' doesn't really have as many obvious single choices, it's a much more complex album blending a variety of styles and genres. Songs like 'Secrets' and 'How Does It Feel?' reveal a different side to the band, with their unusual arrangements and thoughtful lyrics. We even get a duet between lead singer Dave McCabe and sax player Abi Harding on 'You Got A Friend In Me'.

Of course, at heart this is a pop album and so there are some hugely entertaining sing-a-long songs as well. You'll probably have heard the menacing growl of 'Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?', and the throaty howl of 'Hello Conscience' (from this year's Warchild album) but as well as those there's a number of songs that really catch your ear. 'It's The Little Things We Do', 'Oh Stacey!' and 'Valerie' all brim with the irrepresible wit and energy of a band who know exactly what music they want to make, and have been given the opportunity to do so.

There's not really a weak track on this album, all of them can be brilliant depending on your mood. An altogether very accomplished and enjoyable second album that's guaranteed to be absolutely stunning when performed live
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Triumphant! Another stunning album. 21 April 2006
By Bazza
Format:Audio CD
Unlike The Darkness' disappointing second album this is a beautifully understated album that flew in below the radars of hype. I was a really big fan of the Who Killed the Zutons and found my self sticking it on reapeat, espcially when driving.

This is another well-crafted album from the scouse group and shows their originality in a market where everyone is trying to be James Blunt, The Arctic Monkeys or The Sugababes. It is definitely a grower and needs to be listened to a few times to really get into it.

Q marked the album rather harshly, I thought and felt that the person reviewing it had not listened to the light 'Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?'or the deep'Someone Watching Over Me'. Check it out, this is a great follow-up. If you didn't buy Who Killed the Zutons, then do so also, as they make a really good pair of albums to have. Great and proud to be different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality!!!! 10 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
Well the second album is here! It starts off with the uptempo Tired Of Hangin... which is a good choice for a single.The standout tracks are Valerie, Secrets and Oh Stacey.. Listening to the album you start to feel current single Why Won't You Give Me Your Love is one of the weakest tracks on here along with Hello Conscience off the Warchild album , which is a bit of a filler.I dont think its as good as Who killed but that was going to be hard to beat and of course it will never live up to Creepin An A Crawlin' but still!
Valerie will be the sound of the Festivals!!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A more mainstream album
After the success of The Zutons' 2004 debut album and their five consecutive hit singles, the guys from Liverpool followed it up two years later with a record that was consistently... Read more
Published 16 days ago by ReviewBlog51
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd great band!!
Wish i had got into the Zutons earlier but better late than never with great songs & is a firm favorite with the wife in the car.Miss this cd at your peril.
Published 10 months ago by Longdongsilver Arrgh!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars takes me back...
i was walking through the shopping center and heard valerie by amy winehouse, my hubby says oi khylie hear that song??? Read more
Published 11 months ago by Khylie
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull
As this is my personal opinion I find the music dull and repetitive. Just wish that I had heard some myself before believing other reviewers.
Published 14 months ago by A. Ward
4.0 out of 5 stars Tired Of Hanging Around waiting for some decent music? Look no...
I bought this album on the strength of Valerie and Why Won't You Give Me Your Love, which are still my favourite tracks. Read more
Published on 12 May 2009 by Flickering Ember
3.0 out of 5 stars Silly But Fun
To be honest, I did not think much of "Who Killed..." A couple of catchy pop tunes, for sure, but it was "bubble gum" music for the most part. Read more
Published on 17 July 2007 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars ~*~ TiReD oF HaNgInG ArOuNd... ~*~
This catchy second album from eclectic band `The Zutons' features many hit tracks such as `Valerie' and `Why Won't You Give Me Your Love? Read more
Published on 7 Jun 2007 by Sleeping Beauty
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets better and better
I thought the first Zutons album was quirky and contained a few great songs but had an underlying feeling of trying to be slightly quirky and different. Read more
Published on 9 April 2007 by MikeH
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This would have been far better as the zutons first album to be honest. If they swapped the way they have released their records, the first may have got the praise it deserves,... Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2006 by Lloyd J. Griffiths
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
This is a great album, I would recommend it to almost anyone. However, it has to be said that it isnt quite as good as the first album. Who Killed the Zutons? Read more
Published on 1 Sep 2006 by Adam Smith
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