Taken from the deluxe reissue of Dog Man Star, probably my all-time favourite track of theirs. Suede have recently released remastered and expanded copies of all five of their studio albums and they sound amazing.
If you don’t feel like paying for albums you already own then you can find them here:
The end? A collaborative playlist by the babes of Lozenge
1. Fade Away and Radiate - Blondie
2. Where Are We Now - David Bowie
3. Wild World - Cat Stevens
4. Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground
5. Something Changed - Pulp
6. My Dark Star - The London Suede
7. Changes - David Bowie
8. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
9. Unknown Track - Grimes
10. Happy Endings - Pulp
11. Wanna Go Home - Lime Cordiale
12. Goodbye Weekend - Mac Demarco
13. Goodbye - Eddie Vedder
14. Catch Me If You Can - The Like
15. Malibu - Hole
16. Lunge Forward - Wavves
17. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
18. Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine
Ah, 1994. Across the road from the hideous brown office tower known as the IPC Building, home to the music magazines NME and Melody Maker, and where I would often go for meetings at the time (I was in my second ‘badly-paid job in advertising’ to paraphrase Neil Hannon), I spotted the words DOG MAN STAR sprayed in black on a nearby wall.
Was it really necessary? Because Dog Man Star, in all its battered and defeated and resilient glory, is a huge step beyond its forerunner Suede (which, though great itself, was a mish-mash of singles-material songs and… others, bringing to mind another eponymous debut album, namely The Smiths).
We Are The Pigs is the stand-out track, but the atmospherics of so much of the rest of the album give it a really troublesomely empty feel - in a good way - like a lot of early 1970s British films. It’s a slow-motion version of A Clockwork Orange.