Later with Jools Holland, 1998
Most of the original lineup, with Chali 2Na (but not DJ Cut Chemist).
The one cussword in the original has been elided.
Here's what I had back in April:
Zack: 8/19 through 9/9
Can of Corn: 9/16 through 10/21
Philosopher: 10/28 through 12/2
I think Zack may have been thrown off by the site's vacation last weekend. I'm taking today; I can give you two weeks in December if you want them, Z.
I've been reading bits of Freaky Trigger's essays about every British Number 1. (They just finished 2001!) I've mostly 1990-forward about those about songs I'm familiar with. One of the most recent ones had this passage I really like:
What pop does better than anything else does is to take feelings and situations, and crush and simplify them, making them immediate and thrilling and useful. It applies no moral filter. People feel self-righteous and wrathful, and so ultimately pop will product songs that are diamonds of self-righteousness and wrath.
("Pop" sensu lato here.) I think I've tried to express similar thoughts (but much less succinctly) about pop and emotions (though not necessarily those emotions).
From the same review, I love this line, which is more particularly about the song in question: "a church-inspired song that celebrates the dark joy of excommunication."
Later with Jools Holland, 1995
Mildly offensive language ("ass").
Thanks for indulging my Guest DJ Fortnight..
Dang near close to the best possible pop song.
From their first show. RIP Michael Kandel.
Australian TV, 2013
This song was quoted in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge"
Pet Shop Boys cover, Sweden, 2004.
Top of the Pops, 1978