Up to Our Hips [VINYL]
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Recorded during one of many difficult times for the band, this time whilst original keyboard player Rob Collins was serving time for his role in an armed robbery. This is reflected in the darker, more somber mood of the album. There are several lyrical references from Tim Burgess such as "shoot it up lets go for a ride" "I wanna patrol the innocent mind" and closing track "inside looking out"
The album isn't without it's lighter indie pop moments in the brilliant singles "Can't Get Out of Bed" and "Jesus Hairdo" but but what makes the album great is the darker, bass heavy tacks such as the "Patrol" "Up to Our Hips" and proggy instrumental "Feel flows". From start to finish up to our hips is an album which has to be listened to as a whole and even 16 years on since I purchased it, still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on edge.
This isn't the charlies best album, but it is ther most adventurous. Between 10th and 11th was an attempt to get away from the madchester soaked, Some Friendly and Since Up to our Hips the Charlies slowly slid away into Tim Burgess's Bob Dylan Heaven (not that is a bad thing)
On this album, without the rare talents of Rob Collins, the rest of the band seem to have expressed themselves more, filling the gapping chasm that Robs absence must have left in the studio,They always had a fantasic singer and an highly talanted Drumer, but the bassist and mark Collins the gituarist come to the floor, the bass lines drive through the album, more like Mani in the roses or Paul Ryder did in the Mondays. Its gives the Album a fuller heaveir sound a quality that ecohes in later songs like Forever.
Whats more Classic sounding charlies songs such as Can't Get Out Of Bed and Jesus hair do contrast with the moodier darker songs giving the album an exciting feel.Like I said, not there finest moment but one that showed, if there was any doubt, that they were more that a Stone Roses Cover band.
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