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Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

“Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was released as the third single from their fifth studio album AM on 11 August 2013. It was written by the group’s lead vocalist Alex Turner while its production was handled by James Ford. Upon its release, many critics compared the composition of “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” with works by different artists.

On 30 August 2013, an audio track of the single’s B-side, “Stop the World I Wanna Get Off with You”, was released onto Arctic Monkeys’ official YouTube channel.[1][2] An accompanying music video was shot for the song by Nabil Elderkin and released in July 2013. The band has performed the song multiple times on different venues and also on their ongoing AM Tour.

When the Sun Goes Down (Arctic Monkeys song)

“When the Sun Goes Down” is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was released on 16 January 2006 as the second single from their debut studio album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006). It followed debut single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” to number one on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is about prostitution in the Neepsend district of Sheffield. Originally known as “Scummy”, early reports had also suggested its name would be simply “Sun Goes Down”, but the full name was confirmed on Arctic Monkeys’ website. The line “and he told Roxanne to put on her red light,” is a reference to The Police song “Roxanne”.

The View from the Afternoon

“The View from the Afternoon” is a song by Arctic Monkeys originally released as the opening track on the band’s first album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not in January 2006. It was also the lead track on the Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? EP. This release had an accompanying video. Although never released as a single the song is a staple of live concerts by the band.

The themes of “The View from the Afternoon” are based around observations of behaviour on an excursion into local nightlife. The song opens with the lines “Anticipation has a habit to set you up/For disappointment in evening entertainment but”. Vocalist Alex Turner comments on the expectation that an evening that will be enjoyable will likely lead to disappointment; the line could also serve a comment on the massive hype surrounding the album in the UK press before release and several critics and fans have suggested this was intentional by Turner. The song describes various scenes; a group of meretricious females who have rented a limousine for a fancy dress party; a gambler who has won and then lost the jackpot on a fruit machine; and “two-for-one” drinks promotions. The chorus describes a drunk club-goer sending romantic text messages (“verse and chapter sat in her inbox”) on a Nokia mobile phone which is only interpreted by the receiver as evidence he has drunk a lot; Turner noting “you can pour your heart out but her reasoning will block all what you send her after nine o’clock”. The lyrics, along with many on Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, criticise the culture of the nightlife described in the song, in a sarcastic and deriding tone.

The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

“The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, released as the second single from their fourth studio album Suck It and See and was intended to be released as a 7″ vinyl on 15 August 2011.[1]

The 7″ vinyl features only one B-side titled “Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)” and is credited to Miles Kane and the Death Ramps. The Death Ramps is a pseudonym previously adopted by the band when they released a limited edition vinyl with “Teddy Picker” b-sides “Nettles” and “The Death Ramps” back in 2007.

The music video for the single premiered on 7 July 2011 on YouTube. It was directed by Focus Creeps and featured footages of the band and model Scarlett Kapella as the “hellcat.”[2]

The b-side “Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)” was made available for streaming the on 8 August.

On 8 August 2011, most of the stock of the single was destroyed in an arson fire at the PIAS Entertainment Group’s warehouse during the 2011 London Riots,[3][4] severely hindering the single’s retail release. The limited amount of remaining inventory was released exclusively on the band’s website.[5]

Teddy Picker

“Teddy Picker” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, released as the third single[4] from their second album Favourite Worst Nightmare. It was released on 3 December 2007 in the United Kingdom.[5] The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 20.

The video was directed by Roman Coppola, who has previously worked with The Strokes, Daft Punk and Phoenix. The whole video was completed in one day and features the band performing the song live in RAK studios, London and walking to a local pub. It also won them Best Video at the 2008 NME Awards.

Suck It and See (song)

“Suck It and See” is the third single from Arctic Monkeys’ fourth studio album Suck It and See released via MP3 digital download and 7″ vinyl on 31 October 2011 with the song “Evil Twin” appearing as a B-side. It is one of the rare incidences that a B-side for a single has charted higher than the single itself on release due to downloads, with Suck It and See reaching 149 and Evil Twin reaching 114 on the UK singles chart.

Red Right Hand

“Red Right Hand” is a 1994 song and single from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

It first appeared on the album Let Love In (1994), where it ran at 6:10. It was later released as a single at the condensed length of 4:48. It has since become one of Cave’s signature tunes, performed at most of his concerts.

The liner notes for Murder Ballads points out that the phrase “red right hand” is from a line in John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost that refers to the vengeful hand of God. The opening song on the album, “Song of Joy”, states of a murderer: “It seems he has done many, many more, / quotes John Milton on the walls in the victim’s blood. / The police are investigating at tremendous cost. / In my house he wrote ‘his red right hand’. / That, I’m told, is from Paradise Lost.”

The aforementioned appearance in Paradise Lost (Book II, 170-174) is: “What if the breath that kindled those grim fires, / Awaked, should blow them into sevenfold rage, / And plunge us in the flames; or from above / Should intermitted vengeance arm again / His red right hand to plague us?”.

The term itself appears to be Milton’s translation of the term “rubente dextra” in Horace’s Ode i.2,2-3

R U Mine?

“R U Mine?” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was written by Arctic Monkeys vocalist Alex Turner and bassist Nick O’Malley. The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2012 and was released physically for the Record Store Day on 21 April 2012 on a limited edition double A-side purple 7″ vinyl along with new song “Electricity”. The vinyl was limited to a run of only 1750 copies.

“R U Mine?” debuted at number twenty-three on the UK Singles Chart; the band’s highest charting single since “Crying Lightning” reached number twelve in July 2009. Despite originally being released as a standalone single, the song was later included on their fifth studio album, AM (2013), in a slightly different version. It was later certified gold in the UK, making one of the Arctic Monkey’s best-selling songs.

The song was also featured in the video games Forza Horizon[8] and Rocksmith 2014.[9] It was also featured in the videogame Guitar Hero Live. It was released as a downloadable song for the rhythm game Rock Band 3 on January 13, 2015; one of the first three downloadable songs released for Rock Band 3 in almost two years.

The Little Flames

The Little Flames were an indie rock band from Hoylake, England. The band consisted of Eva Petersen (Vocals), Greg Mighall (Drums), Joe Edwards (Bass), Miles Kane (Guitar) and Mat Gregory (Guitar). Their music can best be described as indie rock with some 1960s inspiration, slightly similar to The Coral. Fans of the band include Arctic Monkeys, who could be seen wearing Little Flames T-shirts at concerts at the Astoria in London. The band has played shows with bands such as the Arctic Monkeys, The Coral, The Dead 60s and The Zutons.

The band’s song “Put Your Dukes Up John” was covered by the Arctic Monkeys for the B-side of their single, “Leave Before the Lights Come On”.[1]

One for the Road (Arctic Monkeys song)

“One for the Road” is a song by English band Arctic Monkeys from their fifth studio album, AM. It was released on 9 December 2013 as the fourth single from the album.[2] The single is available in the 7″ vinyl format,[3] and as a digital download, and features a B-side titled “You’re So Dark”. On 6 December 2013, Arctic Monkeys released the B-side’s official audio track onto YouTube.[4]

“One for the Road” is a rock song[5][6] with R&B influences.[7] Featuring backing vocals from rock musician and Humbug producer Josh Homme,[8] the song also features influences from Homme’s band, Queens of the Stone Age.[6] The song starts with high-pitched “woo” sounds performed by drummer Matt Helders and continues with “a bluesy chunky riff” and “Americana-tinged rockabilly twang.”[9]

AM (Arctic Monkeys album)

AM is the fifth studio album by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording in Los Angeles and Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California,[7] and released in September 2013 through Domino. The album was promoted by the singles “R U Mine?”, “Do I Wanna Know?”, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”, “One for the Road”, “Arabella”, and “Snap Out of It”. It features guest appearances by Josh Homme, Bill Ryder-Jones, and Pete Thomas.

The album received critical acclaim from music critics and featured in many end of year lists as one of the best of 2013.[8] It was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize for best album,[9] hailed the Best Album of 2013 by NME magazine,[10] and featured at number 449 on NME’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[11] Commercially, AM has become one of Arctic Monkeys’ most successful albums to date, topping charts in several countries, and reaching top ten positions in many more. In the United Kingdom, Arctic Monkeys broke a record with AM, becoming the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums. The album is also considered the band’s breakthrough in America. The single “Do I Wanna Know?” was the first song by the band to enter the Billboard Hot 100.[12]

The album has also been recognised as one of the best-selling vinyl albums of the decade, selling more than 27,000 units as of July 2015.

Death Ramps

“Death Ramps” is an alias for British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. They usually go under this name in collaboration with Miles Kane and fellow Sheffield artist Richard Hawley, and have released five tracks, all B-Sides to Arctic Monkeys singles.

Domino, their label, said the following about the Reath Lamps:

“Unfortunately, we’re not allowed to tell you the true identity of the Death Ramps but needless to say they’re a band with A Certain Romance (wink, wink).”[2][3]           ”

In an interview with ‘AnotherMag’ in 2013, frontman Alex Turner stated:

“We used to ride our BMXs on these little hills in the woods where we grew up in Sheffield. As six-year-olds they looked like death lamps to us – I always thought that’d be a cool name for a band. When we started using guest singers like Richard Hawley and Miles Kane on the B-side of our seven-inches we called ourselves the Death Lamps and my mate Reino Lehtonen-Riley, who owns The Great Frog, knocked up some rings. We’ve all got one.”[4]

Matador/Da Frame 2R

“Matador” is a song by Arctic Monkeys. It was released as a bonus track on the Japanese version of their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) and as a limited edition 7″ single in the UK backed with “Da Frame 2R” (pronounced “Da Frame Tour”, also known as “The Frame to Relevance”), the other Japanese bonus track. It was also released as a download-only single, this time with “Da Frame 2R” as the lead (opening) track. The vinyl was limited to a release of only 1000 copies.[2]

The reason given by Domino Records for this limited release is to prevent western fans from having to buy the more expensive Japanese version of Favourite Worst Nightmare in order to attain these extra tracks.

My Propeller

“My Propeller” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was released as the third single from the band’s third studio album Humbug, as announced on 1 February 2010.[1] Released on 22 March 2010, the single follows its two predecessors from Humbug, “Crying Lightning” and “Cornerstone”, with the 10″ vinyl being sold exclusively at Oxfam charity stores.[2]

The 10″ version of the single features three new b-sides, with the 7″ bringing one new b-side.

The video for the single was released on 18 March.

The song “Joining the Dots” was revealed during Alex Turner’s visit to Little Noise Sessions.

Originally, Arctic Monkeys planned the third single to be “Pretty Visitors”, but was switched to “My Propeller”.

Leave Before the Lights Come On

“Leave Before the Lights Come On” is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. The song was released on 14 August 2006 as the band’s third single in the United Kingdom. The song was not included on the band’s debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, though Alex Turner has stated that it could have been on the album as it follows a similar theme to many of the album tracks. It was the band’s final release before promotion began for their second album Favourite Worst Nightmare in Spring 2007.[1] However, it was not included on their second album either.

The single’s release was confirmed on the band’s website on 6 July 2006, and that the track would be released on Monday, 14 August, on 3 track CD and 2 track 7″ vinyl. The website did not offer any further information, but NME’s website announced that the two b-side tracks for the single will be covers, “one of which will be their version of an old song and the other a cover of a track by one of their favourite groups.” [2] In July 2006, it was confirmed on Gonzo that “Put Your Dukes Up, John” by The Little Flames would be one of the cover versions. On 17 July, it emerged on an Arctic Monkeys fansite that the other cover version would be “Baby, I’m Yours” originally recorded by Barbara Lewis. The official website soon confirmed this and added that the track would be a collaboration with the 747s. The single entered the UK singles charts at number four on 20 August 2006, their first not to top the chart.

“Leave Before the Lights Come On” was the Arctic Monkeys’ first single to enter the Canadian Singles Chart and debuted at number two behind Eva Avila’s “Meant to Fly” (2006) by only fifteen copies.[3] It descended to number three in its second week and remained on the chart for seven weeks.[4]

Alex Turner confirmed the release of the single in an interview with NME: “‘Leave Before the Lights Come On’ feels very much like it could be on the album. So we’re going to put that out as a single. I remember it’s the last song that I wrote about that sort of time, going out and that. My life’s not really like that any more.”[5]

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

“I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” is a song by English rock band Arctic Monkeys. The song was released through Domino Records as the band’s first single from their debut studio album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006). It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 23 October 2005, and remains one of the band’s best known songs.

Arctic Monkeys performed the track at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The song was ranked at number 7 on NME’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Fluorescent Adolescent

“Fluorescent Adolescent” is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was released as the second single from their second studio album Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007).[4] It was released on 4 July 2007 in Japan and three days later in the United Kingdom. The song was written by Alex Turner and Johanna Bennett, Turner’s girlfriend at the time, in a hotel room prior to the recording of Favourite Worst Nightmare.

“Fluorescent Adolescent” is a ballad about getting older and finding out that life isn’t as fun anymore. It describes a woman who dreams of her youth while her current life is unsatisfying and boring. The song peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart and was the 83rd best-selling song of 2007 in the United Kingdom. “Fluorescent Adolescent” is one of the band’s most popular songs, and is frequently performed as a closer to their concerts. Kate Nash performed a cover of the song on 5 October 2007.[5] It appears on Radio 1’s Live Lounge – Volume 3.

Fake Tales of San Francisco

“Fake Tales of San Francisco” is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys originally released on the band’s first EP Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys in May 2005.[2] After being featured on the band’s debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, the song was released as a radio only single[3] in the United States instead of “Leave Before the Lights Come On”, which was released there at the end of October. The song was also released in the Netherlands,[4] where it reached number 31 on the Dutch Singles Chart. The song was popular on alternative rock radio in the U.S. in late 2006, but ultimately did not chart on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair

“Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. The song was released as the first single from their fourth studio album Suck It and See and was released as a digital download on 12 April 2011.[3] On 16 April, a “limited-edition white-label seven-inch vinyl version” was released followed by the formal release “on standard seven- and ten-inch vinyl single formats” on 30 May.[4] The song was first played on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show on 11 April.[5] The music video for the single premiered on 14 April 2011 on YouTube.

“The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap” also appears as the Japanese bonus track on Suck It and See.

In an interview, Alex Turner said “I.D.S.T” stands for “If Destroyed Still True” and is considered the second part of “Brick by Brick”.

“Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” charted at number twenty-eight in the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone, for the week of 23 April. It spent one week in the top 40, dropping to number forty-three the following week. It spent 6 weeks within the top 100 before a vinyl release propelled it to number forty-two. The single dropped out of the chart four weeks later. It has spent 12 total weeks within the top 100, their longest run since 2007’s “Fluorescent Adolescent”, and more than their previous lead single, “Crying Lightning”.[6] It is also their highest charting single in Belgium reaching #50, as well as their second highest in Denmark and Netherlands peaking at #6 and #55 respectively.

In the UK it sold 81,000 copies in 2011.[7]

The music video shows the band performing the song through a 1980s-style video camera with huge amounts of colour, distortion and an old computer showing the word “DON’T”. Other scenes shown by the distorted colour are the band driving a Cadillac in L.A during recording, Alex showing the V sign, Jamie Cook holding a Scythe on the rocks, the band in a black Daimler DS420 and clips of Sheffield Wednesday vs. Manchester United & Arsenal, citing the band’s support of Wednesday.

Do I Wanna Know?

“Do I Wanna Know?” is a song recorded by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys for their fifth studio album AM (2013). The song was released as a single on 18 June 2013 together with an accompanying music video, and afterwards became available for digital download via iTunes.[1][2] A 7″ vinyl edition of the single was released on 22 July 2013, with a B-side titled “2013”.[3]

The song was first played live on 22 May 2013 in Ventura, California, at the first concert of the Arctic Monkeys’ AM Tour. Throughout the tour, “Do I Wanna Know?” was being played as the opening number.[1]

“Do I Wanna Know?” has peaked at number 11 in the UK Singles Chart, charted in several other countries, and was the first Arctic Monkeys song to have ever entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, peaking at number 70 in March 2014. In December 2014, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rock Performance category.[4]

Do I Wanna Know?

“Do I Wanna Know?” is a song recorded by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys for their fifth studio album AM (2013). The song was released as a single on 18 June 2013 together with an accompanying music video, and afterwards became available for digital download via iTunes.[1][2] A 7″ vinyl edition of the single was released on 22 July 2013, with a B-side titled “2013”.[3]

The song was first played live on 22 May 2013 in Ventura, California, at the first concert of the Arctic Monkeys’ AM Tour. Throughout the tour, “Do I Wanna Know?” was being played as the opening number.[1]

“Do I Wanna Know?” has peaked at number 11 in the UK Singles Chart, charted in several other countries, and was the first Arctic Monkeys song to have ever entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, peaking at number 70 in March 2014. In December 2014, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rock Performance category.[4]

Matador/Da Frame 2R

“Matador” is a song by Arctic Monkeys. It was released as a bonus track on the Japanese version of their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) and as a limited edition 7″ single in the UK backed with “Da Frame 2R” (pronounced “Da Frame Tour”, also known as “The Frame to Relevance”), the other Japanese bonus track. It was also released as a download-only single, this time with “Da Frame 2R” as the lead (opening) track. The vinyl was limited to a release of only 1000 copies.[2]

The reason given by Domino Records for this limited release is to prevent western fans from having to buy the more expensive Japanese version of Favourite Worst Nightmare in order to attain these extra tracks.

Crying Lightning

“Crying Lightning” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, released as the first single from their third album Humbug. It was first played on Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1 on 6 July 2009 and was then made available on iTunes to download the following day. Physical copies of the single were made available on 17 August, one week before the release of the album.[2] The vinyl was made available in Oxfam shops and sold with a download code for fans to get a free MP3 version of the song.[3]

The single debuted at #12 on the UK Singles Chart on 12 July 2009 by downloads alone.

Cornerstone (song)

“Cornerstone” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, released as the second single from their third album Humbug. It was released on 16 November 2009. Like the previous single “Crying Lightning”, the vinyl was made available in Oxfam shops.[1] Alex Turner told Uncut magazine that he wrote this song, “one morning, quite quickly.” He added: “There’s something to be said for writing in the morning. At other points in the day you’re a bit more defensive. I saw it as a challenge to write something in a major key, but that wasn’t cheesy.”[2] It was originally written in the key of A Major. In October 2013 it was sampled by the rapper Dom Kennedy for the song “Pleeze” on his album Get Home Safely.

Come Together

“Come Together” is a song by the Beatles written by John Lennon[1] but credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song is the opening track on the album Abbey Road and was released as a double A-sided single with “Something”, their 21st single in the United Kingdom and 26th in the United States. The song reached the top of the charts in the US[2] and peaked at number four in the UK.[3]

The song’s history began when Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary’s campaign for governor of California against Ronald Reagan, which promptly ended when Leary was sent to prison for possession of marijuana:[4]

The thing was created in the studio. It’s gobbledygook; Come Together was an expression that Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t come up with one. But I came up with this, Come Together, which would’ve been no good to him – you couldn’t have a campaign song like that, right?[5]

It has been speculated[by whom?] that each verse refers cryptically to one of the Beatles.[6][unreliable source?][7][unreliable source?] It has also been suggested that the song has only a single “pariah-like protagonist” and Lennon was “painting another sardonic self-portrait”.[8]

Brick by Brick (Arctic Monkeys song)

“Brick by Brick” is a song by Arctic Monkeys from the band’s fourth album Suck It and See. The song was the first track to be revealed from the album, on 4 March 2011, and was designed as a teaser for the album rather than a lead single.[1] The lead single was instead “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” which was released digitally on 12 April. A limited-edition white-label seven-inch vinyl version of “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” released on 16 April featured “Brick by Brick” as its B-side.[2]

Alex Turner explained the story of the song to NME: “We were in Miami on tour once and we just got off a long flight to there and we had an idea for a song called ‘Brick By Brick’ and so we wrote it that night just sorta in a bar. But it was quite loose, we thought about it as the concept of a song and all these things that you want to do- brick by brick- and we just made a list of them that was probably three times as long as what it ended up over that night and the next few weeks.”[3]

The song is intentionally brief and humorous, with Turner claiming that it was meant to include fewer than 30 words, “since we always do songs with a thousand words”,[4] an approach borrowed from Iggy Pop. “Even though it is dumbed down, we know it, and it’s got a sense of humor … (t)here have always been jokes all over our songs; I originally started writing lyrics to make my friends crack a smile, which is difficult.”

Brianstorm

“Brianstorm” (often mistaken as ‘Brainstorm’) is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It is the opening track on their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare. The song was released as the first single from the album on 2 April 2007, debuting at No. 21 in the UK Singles Chart via downloads alone.[2] The single was released in physical formats on 16 April, the week before the release of the album, and charted at #2 in the UK Singles Chart behind Beyoncé and Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar”.[3]

It is the band’s fourth single in the United Kingdom, following number ones “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”, and “When the Sun Goes Down”, as well as the non-album track “Leave Before the Lights Come On”.

The song was noticeably louder and heavier than previous efforts, marking the band’s evolved sound. The song prominently features ‘thundering drums’ and surf-rock tremolo guitars.[4] The song is also well known for its intricate and rapid drum track, which was voted the tenth best drum track of the millennium on MusicRadar.[5]

It remains their highest charting single worldwide, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart, behind Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar”, number one in the UK Indie Chart, number one in Canada, number four in the Netherlands and number 28 in Italy.

This song was No. 62 on MTV Asia’s list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.[6] It was also used on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien during the final weeks of the 07-08 Writers Guild strike, in which it is played during a showdown between the three.

The track is featured in the rhythm video game Guitar Hero 5, and it is considered to be one of the hardest tracks on drums due to its sporadic tom-tom beats.

Black Treacle

“Black Treacle” is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, released as the fourth single from their fourth studio album Suck It and See and was released as a digital download and a 7″ vinyl on 23 January 2012. The single was limited to only 1500 copies.

The 7″ vinyl features only one B-side titled “You and I” and is credited to Richard Hawley and The Death Ramps. The Death Ramps is a pseudonym previously adopted by the band when they released “The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala” single and a limited edition vinyl with “Teddy Picker” b-sides “Nettles” and “The Death Ramps” back in 2007.

A promo video was made for “You and I” which consists of footage while recording the song at the studio and of the band riding motorbikes on the peaks outside Sheffield near Dore.[1] The music video for the single premiered on 5 January 2012 and for “You and I” premiered on 23 January 2012 on YouTube.

Baby I’m Yours (Barbara Lewis song)

“Baby I’m Yours” is a song written by Van McCoy, which was a hit in 1965 for Barbara Lewis, the original recording. The song was featured in the 1995 film The Bridges of Madison County and was included on the soundtrack album. It was also featured in the TV-films The Midnight Hour (1985) and An American Crime (2007).

Barbara Lewis first recorded “Baby I’m Yours” in a January 8, 1965 Atlantic Recording Studios (NYC) session directed by Bert Berns with the producer credit assigned to Lewis’s manager Ollie McLaughlin. The session for the track featured George “Teacho” Wiltshire conducting his orchestra, whose personnel included Clark Terry and Dud Bascomb (trumpets), Jimmy Cleveland and Tony Studd (trombones), Frank Haywood Henry (baritone sax), Charlie Brown (tenor sax), Paul Griffin (piano), Bill Suyker (guitar), Jimmy Lewis (bass), Gary Chester (drums), and Artie Butler (percussion/ handclaps); the harmony background vocals on the track were provided by the song’s composer, Van McCoy, singing with Kendra Spotswood [1]

Barbara Lewis has stated that Van McCoy wrote “Baby I’m Yours” specifically for her. When she first heard the demo for “Baby I’m Yours” Lewis disliked the song — she has suggested that she actually was daunted by the high quality of the vocal, by McCoy himself, on the demo [2] — and at the original session “I didn’t really put 100% into my vocal performance” hoping that Atlantic would shelve the track as sub-par. “Ollie [McLaughlin] told me ‘Barbara, we’re gonna have to go back to Detroit and dub you in. We gotta do your vocals over. You’re just not giving like you should on the song.’ We did several takes [in Detroit] and he was wondering ‘How am I going to get this girl to give? She’s so hard-headed.’ He said ‘You know, Barbara, Karen can sing that song better than you.’ That was his little daughter. And it pissed me off. I did one more take, and that was the take that they selected.” [3] It has also been reported that Lewis dubbed her vocal in a Chicago studio. [4]

Arabella (song)

“Arabella” is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys from their fifth studio album, AM (2013). The song was confirmed as the album’s fifth single by the band and their label Domino[1][2] and impacted radio in Italy on 28 January 2014[3] and the United Kingdom on 10 March 2014.[4] A physical 7″ vinyl single was also planned for release on 28 March 2014, but was ultimately cancelled.[5]

“Arabella” was played live for the first time on 30 August 2013, during Zurich Openair festival performance, which was a part of the AM Tour.[6] The band often play part of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” during live performances of the song, done to give Alex Turner time to equip a guitar for the solo. The part “War Pigs” is played due to the similarities between the riffs of the two songs.[7]

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