Saturday, July 17, 2010

Clinton - Disco & The Halfway To Discontent


A side project of Cornershop, whose Brimful of Asha (Fatboy Slim Remix) remains one of my favourite songs ever, Clinton's album has some great moments - especailly the opening number, People Power in the Disco Hour.  But some of the rest of it is patchy, and GT Road is downright disturbing, reminding me of the soundtrack to a Bollywood porno.



Wow, this is ten years old now and I probably haven't heard Clinton for at least half of those.  As Mine mentioned, this is a side-project of Cornershop and nowhere near as good.

Some of the songs honestly sounded like they'd been cobbled together really late at night while definitely doing illicit substances.  The problem with most music made like this is it sounds really good to those recording it at the time but in the harsh daylight of sobriety, usually sounds shit.

The reality of Disco & The Halfway To Discontent is it probably wasn't recorded this way.  It was most probably recorded in a proper studio over time, which kind of makes all that much sadder.  The only songs that had anything remotely appealing about them are the one Mine mentioned and the last track, the oddly-titles Welcome To Tokyo, Otis Clay.  The rest is pretty much filler.


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