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Re: LAND OF THE OVERDOSE (LP 2018)
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2019, 03:58:32 PM »
I still love to listen to this album (in the car, at home...)!

Some of TV's finest lyrics and best songs gathered here.

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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 09:08:28 PM »
It's a TV Smith album - of course it's great!
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 01:52:08 PM »
It's a TV Smith album - of course it's great!

Yeah, that's maybe the "problem" and the reason why people don't "discuss" much about the newer albums: we have been "spoiled" by TV with good albums. Since the "forming" of the TUTS (around 2001-02) we have seen so many good albums: Not A Bad Day, Misinformation Overload, In The Arms Of My Enemy, Coming In To Land, I Delete... (plus extras like live recordings, bloody Xmas singles, 80's demos...)!  :o
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2019, 02:10:23 PM »
That's a lovely "problem" for us to have!
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Re: LAND OF THE OVERDOSE (LP 2018)
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2019, 01:33:52 AM »
I'm not complaining
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Re: LAND OF THE OVERDOSE (LP 2018)
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2019, 10:52:46 AM »
I'm not complaining

Are you from Swabia (like me)? Because it is a saying here: "not complaining is enough praise".  ;D
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Re: LAND OF THE OVERDOSE (LP 2018)
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2019, 04:39:39 PM »
That sounds like my wife, but I thought that she was from Lancashire!
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
Gotta say, I love it when TV talks about his (new) songs in interviews:
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What made you call the album The Land Of The Overdose?

I’m concerned about the idea that we are being manipulated into wanting more and more, even when we already have enough. It’s a fine line between being aspirational and just being greedy, and a rampant capitalist society encourages greed. We all know the dangers of a drug overdose, but an overdose of material things can be just as damaging – on you, and on the people around you.

What are some of the subjects your songs are about on this album?

Well, that’s the title track I was just talking about. There are a couple of songs about the internet: “We Stand Alone” is about how the pursuit of virtual friends can actually make you feel more isolated, “Green Zone” is about how our freedom to investigate the world through the internet is also a tool for information to be gathered about us and turned against us. “Written Out” asks the question about whether we have any influence to change ourselves and the world or if everything is pre-ordained, as some fundamentalist religious views would have us believe. Stop me if this is getting too serious.

https://invictamag.com/interview-tv-smith/
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