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[this is good] Wow, I had no idea that was why The Verve broke up. Makes me hate the Stones more than I already do.

What a great album this is, and a great song.


it was just part of the reason - the verve were a volatile group. but it certainly didn't help.

Alex Leonard

It was certainly a defining song of the 90's. Will probably remain as a classic for a long time to come.Off-topic: I was wondering how come the audio you post has an image in the background - is it as a result of the album cover being embedded in the ID3 tag? Any tracks I've posted up just get the default speaker on a pink background.


yep, embedded pictures get displayed when you upload tracks. this isn't something I really care to do for the stuff I post on my own blog.


i used to think that he was singing "i can change i can change" and used to sing it like that. who knew he was saying "i can't change"?


if you ever get windows vista (or the new itunes), viewing the music via album art is pretty nice... although it takes a lot of work.


You do realize that one of the reasons they broke up was due to the legal calamity that befell them with this song? They sampled a small bit of a Rolling Stones tune in the chorus and got sued twice for it, losing all rights to the song and any profits. The Grammy nomination for this song was credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards! A complete disaster, legally and personally. Quite well documented in the fascinating book, "Freedom of Expression". I wrote about it in an old blog entry here.


Makes the exaggerated nonsense in Knights of Prosperityseem half true. haha.
I kind of like Ashcroft's Song for the Lovers. I never paid attention to him after that, though.

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