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For He’s a Jolly Good Felon

“For He’s a Jolly Good Felon” is the third single from the album The Betrayed, the fourth album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets. According to the band’s mailing list, the single is set to be released on 11 April 2010. The single’s formats will include 7″ vinyl (to be released on 12 April), a digital download, an iTunes single (including a live version of “Dirty Little Heart”), and a remix version by L’Amour La Morgue (Ian Watkins’ side project). The cover for the single was posted to Dragonninja.com on 1 March 2010.[2]

Frontman Ian Watkins admitted that the song, the music video and most of their current album The Betrayed are based on their upbringing. He told the Sun: “The song is about us growing up on council estates in Wales. The lyrics are about that way of life, I am not condoning it. We were good boys, it was just that our environment exposed us to anti-social behaviour. In this new album I have been very honest lyrically without a filter or producer. I have already covered areas like the conditioning of society and my anger towards it, so I suppose I just didn’t want to repeat myself.”[3]

Bring ‘Em Down

“Bring ‘Em Down” is the first single from Weapons, the fifth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets released on 23 March 2012.[1] It was first played live on 11 August 2011 at O2 Academy Oxford, England.[4] It made its first radio airplay on 6 February 2012.[5] The song impacted US radio on June 5, 2012.[6]

The video for “Bring ‘Em Down” was released on 9 March 2012.[7] The behind the scenes footage was released on 23 March.[8]

The video features Ian Watkins in what is believed to be a hostage situation. The people who have him hostage brutally beat him down continually. As this is happening, rest of the band members are on a search for rescue of Watkins. They also secretly send off a smoke bomb like device. Reaching Watkins eventually the band take on a revenge, as the smoke bomb goes off. The video ends with Lostprophets victorious and successfully rescuing Watkins.

This is the first Lostprophets video not to feature the band performing in the video.

We Bring an Arsenal

“We Bring an Arsenal” was supposed to be the second single from Weapons, the fifth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets, planned to be released 4 June 2012.[1] It has been released to rock radio since this date in the United States, but the single has yet to be officially released in the UK as of 5 June 2012, but will unlikely happen due to Ian Watkins’s imprisonment in 2013.[2] It was first played live on 25 February 2012 at Brisbane, Australia.[3]

Weapons (album)

Weapons is the fifth and final studio album by the Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets, released through Epic on 2 April 2012.[1] It’s the first and only record featuring Luke Johnson on drums, after being with two other drummers previously,[8] Mike Chiplin and Ilan Rubin (the latter of whom features in archive recordings included on the “deluxe edition”[9] of Weapons, as well as the hidden track “Weapon” on all versions of the album).

Just like their third studio album it features Latin on the front, which reads deus velox nex. When translated it reads Gods swift violent[10] death. This has been confirmed by guitarist, Mike Lewis.[11]

Where We Belong (Lostprophets song)

“Where We Belong” is the second single from the album The Betrayed, the fourth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets. It was released on 4 January 2010. Vocalist Ian Watkins commented to Kerrang!: “Where We Belong might sound really happy and catchy, but if you really listen to the lyrics I could be saying that we belong in hell.” The single reached No. 32 on the Official UK top 40 on 10 January 2010.[1] The track was described by the band as their “love letter to being home,” having written the song after returning to their native Wales after recording in Los Angeles.[2]

It’s Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here

“It’s Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here” is the twelfth single by Welsh rock band Lostprophets, and the first from their fourth studio album The Betrayed. It was released on 11 October 2009 in the UK, the first time they had released anything since April 2007. The release also features the song “AC Ricochet”. Former drummer Ilan Rubin confirmed in an interview earlier this year that he wrote the song when he was 16.

Last Summer (Lostprophets song)

“Last Summer” is the fourth single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. The previous singles, “Burn Burn”, “Last Train Home” and “Wake Up (Make a Move)” had all been highly successful on both sides of the Atlantic so this single was under similar pressure; it reached number 13 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song’s b-side Sweet Dreams My LA Ex is a cover of a song by English popstar, and ex-member of S Club 7, Rachel Stevens.

Goodbye Tonight

“Goodbye Tonight” is the fifth single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. The single was fairly unsuccessful in comparison to the other singles such as “Burn Burn” and “Last Train Home”. The video for “Goodbye Tonight” stars, along with the band, Mikey Way (from My Chemical Romance) and Adam Lazzara (from Taking Back Sunday), respectively.

Burn Burn (song)

“Burn Burn” is the first single from Start Something, the second album from the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. The video for the single was filmed in The Roundhouse, Camden, London.[1]

“Burn Burn” was released in the winter of 2003 and became one of the most successful songs from Start Something on the rock charts. “Burn Burn” charted at 81 on the German Single Chart and on 48 on the Australian Singles Chart. “Last Train Home” is their second single to ever chart in the US — the first one is “Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja.” “Burn Burn” is their only single to ever chart in Germany.

Dan Martin of NME said “It’s still metal, but wonder at how the single ‘Burn Burn’ gleams more with the spirit of glam than downtuned riff rock.”[2] Kirk Miller of Rolling Stone said “Standouts such as ‘Last Train Home’ and ‘Burn Burn’ hint at something awesome. In the meantime, it’s a kick-ass tribute.”[3]

The track “Lucky You” has had over 250,000 plays on Last.FM and is one of the band’s most popular tracks to have not appeared on a studio album.[4]

Wake Up (Make a Move)

“Wake Up (Make a Move)” is the third single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. This single was under much debate up to its release; both Lostprophets and their management wanted the dark, brooding “Make a Move” as a single, whereas the label wanted the poppier, catchier “I Don’t Know”. The band and their management walked away victorious and the song was released as a single with the modified title “Wake Up (Make a Move)”. However, “I Don’t Know” was later released for radio airplay in the U.S. and made it to #11 in the Modern Rock Charts.[1]

A music video was produced for the song and saw moderate airplay upon release.

Last Train Home (Lostprophets song)

“Last Train Home” is the second single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. This single is the band’s joint highest charting in the UK to date, tied with “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”. It remains their most successful in the USA.

“Last Train Home” was released in the spring of 2004 and became the most successful song from Start Something on the rock charts and arguably the band’s most recognizable and popular song. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and number ten on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. “Last Train Home” is the second Lostprophets single to ever chart in the U.S., the first one being “Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja”. The song won the Kerrang! Award for Best Single.

Johnny Loftus of Allmusic said “‘Last Train Home’ was an absolute masterpiece of pop single mixing board surgery, flawlessly, brazenly binding the properties of three of California’s most marketable acts into one monster of an alternative rock anthem, sung by a bunch of immaculately T-shirted dudes from Pontypridd. Beginning with an instrumental run through its unstoppable chorus, the song drifted into faraway echoes of piano as vocalist Ian Watkins emoted vaguely meaningful lyrics like ‘Love was once apart / But now it’s disappeared.'”[1]

Kirk Miller of Rolling Stone said “Last Train Home” is “one of the catchiest hard-rock songs to hit the radio in the past three years. Singer Ian Watkins has Mike Patton’s croon/scream down cold, and his group deftly applies FNM’s anything-goes approach: equal parts thrash riffs, symphonic keyboards and moody jazz intervals.”[2]

The music video was directed by Brian Scott Weber, and was shot in various Downtown Los Angeles locations in November 2003. In the video, Ian Watkins wears the Pittsburgh Strikers T-shirt (an amateur football club in Western Pennsylvania).

“Last Train Home” was also the song which introduced Geoff Rickly to Lostprophets.

Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja

“Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja” is a song by Welsh rock band Lostprophets. Written by frontman Ian Watkins, the song was released in 2001 as the first single from the band’s debut studio album, The Fake Sound of Progress. It was the only charting single on the Billboard charts from the album, and was still on the band’s tour setlist when they broke up in 2013.[1]

The band wrote the song in under an hour. According to frontman Ian Watkins, it is a song about nostalgia for when the band were growing up together in their home town of Pontypridd, South Wales, and was originally inspired by the Shinobi arcade game they used to play at the Park View Café in Pontypridd. The song’s name is derived from the video games Shinobi and Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja.

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