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  • thumpingrugthumpingrug Frets: 2025
    Still Life from Dog man star ( though they are all corkers) and It starts and Ends With You from Bloodsports probably top my list.

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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 4848
    Dog Man Star LP never gets old. Couldn't pick out an individual track as they're all magnificent.
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 5810
    edited April 21
    Not their best, but some nice guitar work.


    If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
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  • HattigolHattigol Frets: 5429
    https://youtu.be/xOAMHGb7hPE

    Pantomime Horse (in case link doesn't work).
    +1 - absolutely brilliant.
    "Anybody can play. The note is only 20%. The attitude of the motherf*cker who plays it is  80%" - Miles Davis
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  • rlwrlw Frets: 2892
    Getting old is odd.  I couldn't name a Suede song if you paid me nor, apparently, could I identify one when I heard it on the radio the other day.
    Save a cow.  Eat a vegetarian.
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  • Slash'N'burnSlash'N'burn Frets: 136
    Hard to pick, but Beautiful ones was the song/riff I was desperate to master when it came out.
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 18633
    yocky said:
    The 2 BB era albums are just spectacular.

    Think We Are the Pigs is my fav. Shit ending notwithstanding. 
    Three BB era albums because the first disc of Sci-Fi Dreams is better than the first Suede album and not far behind Dog Man Star. Like Oasis with The Masterplan, it's completely right to include a B-sides album when it's that bloody strong. 

    As for best song... New Generation is still my favoured warming up track when the guitar is plugged in. However best SUede song outright is this one. 



    B-side on So Young, the last single release from the first album, and it shows how quickly Bernard went from the first album stompers to something more introspective and something that relied on more than guitarbassdrumsvocal. It showed how Dog Man Star would be. 

    It's also my favourite because it will forever be associated with one of those perfect moments in time. FInished work one afternoon at Southwark College, walked into the centre to pick up a couple of classical CDs, called someone who would become my wife some six months later and talked. Afterwards I sat on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields with a cigarette looking out over Trafalgar Square, a mixture of warm summer evening and love and feeling every moment of this track going through me. 


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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 4639
    Ahh... Suede, probably the most under-rated band of all time.

    Best songs?  Crikey.... very little weak material on the first three albums, or any of their early singles.  That what was essentially a break-up gave us McAlmont and Butler AND Suede Mk 2 is the kind of luck we just don't get any more.

    As others have mentioned, like Oasis, they had nobody saying "let's hold this one back and stick a remix on the single" and so three albums of very strong Anderson/Butler material turned into two albums and some stunning B-sides.  These days, I guess a lot of those would be what they deserved to be... "streaming singles".

    At least they didn't do it on PURPOSE like Mansun did.

    Given Blur's B-sides were at best forgettable and Pulp never made a genuinely great B-side, Suede's achievement is even more remarkable.  Let's be honest Radiohead never made a B-side comparable to the stuff on their albums (OK, MAYBE "Talk Show Host").

    Was going to go through and list favourites but it's far too difficult.  I guess my overall favourite is still "The Asphalt World".

    Well done everyone mentioning the new stuff, they have done three very solid albums since their comeback, with a fourth due sometime this year.
    We should all probably bear in mind more when posting on here (and I don't exclude myself from this) that the guitar world is very small, the Fretboard is quite well known, and it is not uncommon at all for the subjects of our posts to read them...
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  • stilwelstilwel Frets: 9
    edited April 24
    Thanks for all the input guys!

    I really love the song "Trash" as well.  

    FENDER - Scottsdale, AZ
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 7630
    edited April 22
    Ahh... Suede, probably the most under-rated band of all time.

    Best songs?  Crikey.... very little weak material on the first three albums, or any of their early singles.  That what was essentially a break-up gave us McAlmont and Butler AND Suede Mk 2 is the kind of luck we just don't get any more.

    As others have mentioned, like Oasis, they had nobody saying "let's hold this one back and stick a remix on the single" and so three albums of very strong Anderson/Butler material turned into two albums and some stunning B-sides.  These days, I guess a lot of those would be what they deserved to be... "streaming singles".

    At least they didn't do it on PURPOSE like Mansun did.

    Given Blur's B-sides were at best forgettable and Pulp never made a genuinely great B-side, Suede's achievement is even more remarkable.  Let's be honest Radiohead never made a B-side comparable to the stuff on their albums (OK, MAYBE "Talk Show Host").

    Was going to go through and list favourites but it's far too difficult.  I guess my overall favourite is still "The Asphalt World".

    Well done everyone mentioning the new stuff, they have done three very solid albums since their comeback, with a fourth due sometime this year.
    Radiohead no good b sides, are you mad Ed??

    how I made my millions, Palo Alto, killer cars, Lewis mistreated, the trickster -  the first that pop into my mind. 
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 4639

    munckee said:
    Ahh... Suede, probably the most under-rated band of all time.

    Best songs?  Crikey.... very little weak material on the first three albums, or any of their early singles.  That what was essentially a break-up gave us McAlmont and Butler AND Suede Mk 2 is the kind of luck we just don't get any more.

    As others have mentioned, like Oasis, they had nobody saying "let's hold this one back and stick a remix on the single" and so three albums of very strong Anderson/Butler material turned into two albums and some stunning B-sides.  These days, I guess a lot of those would be what they deserved to be... "streaming singles".

    At least they didn't do it on PURPOSE like Mansun did.

    Given Blur's B-sides were at best forgettable and Pulp never made a genuinely great B-side, Suede's achievement is even more remarkable.  Let's be honest Radiohead never made a B-side comparable to the stuff on their albums (OK, MAYBE "Talk Show Host").

    Was going to go through and list favourites but it's far too difficult.  I guess my overall favourite is still "The Asphalt World".

    Well done everyone mentioning the new stuff, they have done three very solid albums since their comeback, with a fourth due sometime this year.
    Radiohead no good b sides, are you mad Ed??

    how I made my millions, Palo Alto, killer cars, Lewis mistreated, the trickster -  the first that pop into my mind. 

    Ahh. now I didn't say they didn't do any good ones, just nothing that compared favourably to their albums, by which I mean the "parent" album, both Suede and Oasis shat out b-sides that easily could have replaced songs on the albums.

    I'd say, while great, the B-sides from The Bends sound like songs that didn't make it onto the Bends, and B-sides from OK Computer are great and in the case of Palo Alto, fun, but nowhere near the quality of that unbelievably good album.

    In the case of "Killer Cars" - that could probably have swapped with, I dunno, "vegetable" off PH and no foul, but I don't think it was properly recorded until the Bends era.

    IMHO, YMMV of course - I'm biased by the fact I think The Bends - OK Computer - Kid A are something of a holy trinity! :)
    We should all probably bear in mind more when posting on here (and I don't exclude myself from this) that the guitar world is very small, the Fretboard is quite well known, and it is not uncommon at all for the subjects of our posts to read them...
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 5457
    yocky said:
    The 2 BB era albums are just spectacular.

    Think We Are the Pigs is my fav. Shit ending notwithstanding. 
    Three BB era albums because the first disc of Sci-Fi Dreams is better than the first Suede album and not far behind Dog Man Star. Like Oasis with The Masterplan, it's completely right to include a B-sides album when it's that bloody strong. 

    As for best song... New Generation is still my favoured warming up track when the guitar is plugged in. However best SUede song outright is this one. 




    Sci Fi Lullabies is my favourite Suede Album !

    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

    Feedback
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  • munckee said:
    Forgot about my dark star, that might just pip metal mickey!
    Another vote for My Dark Star, lovely song. Also on the B side was The Living Dead. The A side? Stay Together. 3 Brilliant songs on one bit of vinyl. 

    Suede were up there with The Smiths on the quality of their B sides, 
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  • AlexCAlexC Frets: 2391
    Fun factoid - my copy of Blood Sports is credited to The London Suede.
    Must be an American import.
    Not as good a band name is it?
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 55379
    AlexC said:
    Fun factoid - my copy of Blood Sports is credited to The London Suede.
    Must be an American import.
    Not as good a band name is it?
    Not at all. Unfortunate that they lost the name in the US to someone who was in no way likely to be confused with the band.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • stilwelstilwel Frets: 9
    ICBM said:
    Not at all. Unfortunate that they lost the name in the US to someone who was in no way likely to be confused with the band.
    We just call them Suede over here.  
    FENDER - Scottsdale, AZ
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4633
    As I only know the Singles from Suede, I would say Trash is my Favourite.
    A Pastiche of every Guitarist known to man!
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  • HattigolHattigol Frets: 5429
    Fun fact #2 - I once accused Brett of stealing my fashion ideas and bless him, he played along with it, saying he had indeed seen me earlier that day and decided to rip off my look.

    A charming and wonderful chap.
    "Anybody can play. The note is only 20%. The attitude of the motherf*cker who plays it is  80%" - Miles Davis
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  • JohnnysevenJohnnyseven Frets: 739
    edited April 25
    I'd agree with My Dark Star.

    Also, The Asphalt World and Breakdown.
    My trading feedback can be seen here - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/58242/
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  • TeyeplayerTeyeplayer Frets: 1706
    Hattigol said:
    Fun fact #2 - I once accused Brett of stealing my fashion ideas and bless him, he played along with it, saying he had indeed seen me earlier that day and decided to rip off my look.

    A charming and wonderful chap.
    “I was very, very drunk.”
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  • KDSKDS Frets: 159
    munckee said:
    KDS said:
    munckee said:
    Got to be Metal Mickey for me, first time I ever heard it was 1993 in an illegal student club in plymouth.

    Also liked so young a lot.  My brother was in the fan club and is in the video to the Drowners!
    I was at Plymouth uni then in 93, what was the club?
    I can't remember I was visiting someone at the uni, it was in a derelict building and youhad to knock on a door and I kid you not a little eye slit opened and you couldn't get in without student ID.  There was a techno room downstairs and an indie room upstairs.

    Awesome club.
    Was that just off the Barbican? Robin Hood club..... it was pretty creepy/weird
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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 6890
    Was never a huge Suede fan, but yet I like almost every song I hear.. must spend some time revisiting the tracks in this thread.
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 4639
    Was never a huge Suede fan, but yet I like almost every song I hear.. must spend some time revisiting the tracks in this thread.
    The 2cd version of the new best of is one of the best compilations of a bands work I've seen, if it helps.
    We should all probably bear in mind more when posting on here (and I don't exclude myself from this) that the guitar world is very small, the Fretboard is quite well known, and it is not uncommon at all for the subjects of our posts to read them...
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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 6890
    Was never a huge Suede fan, but yet I like almost every song I hear.. must spend some time revisiting the tracks in this thread.
    The 2cd version of the new best of is one of the best compilations of a bands work I've seen, if it helps.
    Cool, will check it out!
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