even if you've got 'cold water songs' this is worth getting for the 2 b-sides - you broken my f'ing heart is a wonderfully cuastic, jagged affair with some fantastic chunky chords. 'Canada' ia a softer song but with a marvellous melody and arrangements.
as for 'at the back of the chapel' the lyric "i think it's unkind to keep a person waiting/especially when they've invested love in you" is just pure BFB brilliance
on 29 October 2003
The A side is a juggernaut of twisted lyrics and tense rhythms and the best song from the "Cold Water Songs" album (and now one of the singles of the year, imho). The song careers along like Stevie Wonder drinking moonshine at the wheel of a Jaguar on the rushhour M6, so you've either got to dive into the passenger seat or get the heck out of the way, pronto. The single is also remarkable for You Broke My F'ing Heart, a song that rejects all those rosy-hued tales of break-up to tell it like it is in all its messy, hateful, angry reality. You've not heard anything like this before as Steven Adams spits out the words like he's minus a limb and you've left feeling off-balance and uneasy as the song ends with the guitar picking out a series of some very disturbing notes. These songs are usually found after the event, scribbled on paper torn out of a jotter and right next to the discharged shotgun. Music should be this real (sometimes). An unmissable single from the finest band in the Fenlands.