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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Announced last night on radio 2


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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 05:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Call Me is  the only song of the album that is often played on the radio here.


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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank god it's not WE BELIEVE!
That's pretty much the only song from that album that can get any DECENT airplay...

What surprises me, though... The band don't play it. At all. Not even once, not one gig... I know, it's a bit different style but... could fit with the "catwalk" bit... but they don't- period. What kind of promotion is this?

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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i personally love time to shine and wee beleive, i would happily take one of them over call me, i honestly dont like that track, skip it everytime on the album, doesnt even make my ipod list!

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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bet they start playing it now... maybe in London, I think it's a little difficult for Brian to re-create the multi guitar part on stage, mind yo if he has his Digitec pedal with him....!


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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i thought when they were all on the catwalk they were gonna do something like call me, for the amount of time they were there with spikes accordion etc it was a bit of a waste of time.

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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

call me.
weakest song of the album

good choice....

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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ducksoup wrote:

call me.
weakest song of the album




Nope- that's WE BELIEVE...
Fall asleep every single time...




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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope, I agree.. Call Me IS the weakest song on the album.  (IMHO)
I can see it getting airplay but its hardly representative of the album.

We Believe, Time To Shine or Cosmos Rockin would have made better choices... again IMO.



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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Call Me has some charms, but not enough to hold me. I find myself sometimes just skipping it cause there's better on the album. Like gg01 above says, either of those other 3 songs would've been cool to me. And yeah, strange they haven't played this one live and yet, now it'll be a single.

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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







Adam Baboolal wrote:



Call Me has some charms, but not enough to hold me. I find myself sometimes just skipping it cause there's better on the album. Like gg01 above says, either of those other 3 songs would've been cool to me. And yeah, strange they haven't played this one live and yet, now it'll be a single.

Adam.


The Two* did this two years ago, when their newest single, 'It's Not Enough', was released as a single and for radio play, yet never once did it grace their set lists. And they'd done a really extensive tour (something like 13 months).


*The Who


Anyway, personally I would've liked to have seen 'Some Things That Glitter' be released as a single. 'Call Me', as charming as it is, consists of little else than "Call me if you need my love", with a brief verse or two in between.

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Posted: 01 Nov 08, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh God please no.

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Posted: 01 Nov 08, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should have been Small


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Posted: 01 Nov 08, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Call Me is a weak song compared to the rest of the album, BUT it may appeal more easily to the general public than those we like best. After all, it has a catchy chorus (very Queenie, I must say) repeated ad nauseum, a nice guitar solo and a "look daddy, I'm funny!" ending.

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Posted: 02 Nov 08, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Proof that, yet again, they haven't got a F**king clue!

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Posted: 02 Nov 08, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brians wig wrote:

Proof that, yet again, they haven't got a F**king clue!

Agreed. The record company might know something we don't!!

Absolute shit of a song from an average album!!!! Reminds me of the f****** shambles of single releases from Hot Space - another piece of shit as well!!!

C'est la vie mon ami as they say!!! Might do well for the blue rinse brigade or country and western fans or even the conservative party whose average age membership apparantly is over 60!!!!
 
Maybe it can be adopted as John McCain's campaign slogan - clutching at straws springs to mind!!!







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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Fenderek wrote:



Ducksoup wrote:



call me.
weakest song of the album





Nope- that's WE BELIEVE...
Fall asleep every single time...

I agree. We Believe is boring. It`s in Elton John line. I don`t like him.





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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for me its the best song on the new album as soon as i heard this track i loved it  the rest of the album  only grew on me after a few plays.

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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Although I think 'We Believe', 'Small' and 'Cosmos Rockin' are better songs I think the decision to release 'Call Me' could be a wise one by the record company.
I personally think 'We Believe' is fantastic but a bit long for Radio play and I don't like the songs being butchered. I've always thought 'Small' would work as a 'Christmas single' but 'Call Me' will probably get more airtime and be a bigger hit with the casual listener.
I hope they at least shoot a video for it this time and put a bit more effort into the release, ie better b-sides [img=/images/smiley/msn/regular_smile.gif][/img]

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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come on folks,

How can you even imagine that Call Me will have any success on the charts???

It's an old fashioned filler tune on the album, wants to sound authentic but is just old fashioned and dull...

Lyrics are the weakest of anything i have heard the last 5 yrs...


I believe in Time To Shine as a possible single release but that is all on the album...it is just not a very commercial or strong album...


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