Gomez: Bring It On

Bring It On


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  • Release Date 20 April 2018
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Double Vinyl LP
UMR / Virgin EMI
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“No other record captures that period so perfectly,” says Elbow’s Guy Garvey. “The concerns of the songs. The stories, the experimental sounds. It was so brave for a band to record themselves at that time: it allowed a direct and undiluted account of the band as aspirational, big-hearted friends in love with making music and each other. It dared us to record ourselves. But they did it first. It’s the most deserving recipient of the Mercury Prize in its history: a breathlessly ambitious and lovingly crafted masterpiece. It should be called Bring It 'The Fuck' On.”

Twenty years on, the debut album by Gomez sounds not of its time, but ahead of its time. You can hear its echoes in so much of the music that followed it: not just in Elbow, but in any artist who heard Bring it On and realised the possibilities of combining indie and roots music with lo-fidelity electronics: a modern experimental sensibility with a love of the past. Bring It On was an album that synthesised styles in a way that seemed remarkable then, and now sounds utterly unforced and contemporary. Where so many of its contemporaries sound completely of their time, Bring It On sounds as if it could have come out to equal acclaim at any point over the

1 Get Miles  
2 Whippin' Piccadilly  
3 Make No Sound  
4 78 Stone Wobble  
5 Tijuana Lady  
6 Here Comes the Breeze  
7 Love Is Better Than a Warm Trombone  
8 Get Myself Arrested  
9 Free to Run  
10 Bubble Gum Years  
11 Rie's Wagon  
12 The Comeback  

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