Whereas the title of their previous album literally translated to "fear of falling in love," "elephant shoe" is a phrase uttered by Scottish youth afraid of saying, "I love you," a way of implying the sentiment while deflecting its articulation. Elephant Shoe, in a sense, then, is Arab Strap's warped way of saying those three powerful little words. That doesn't hinder the typical brutal honesty of Aidan Moffat's lyrics. Even his most peaceful and content emotions are infused with hints of violence and misgiving.
Arab Strap – Elephant Shoe. 이블: Go! Beat – 547805-2. Music By – Arab Strap. Performer – Alan Wylie, Barry Burns, Cora Bissett. Recorded By, Mixed By – Jason Famous. Recorded By, Mixed By – Geoff Allan.
Elephant Shoe is the third studio album by Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap, released on 13 September 1999 by Go! Beat. The album's title is a phrase sometimes used by children who are afraid of saying "I love you", where they mouth "I love you" under their breath, but when asked what they had said, answer "elephant shoe" or elephant juice, because the mouth shapes are the same. All tracks written by Malcolm Middleton and Aidan Moffat. Official Arab Strap discography.
Arab Strap sometimes festers too long in slow songs that don't do too much. Yet, they do help function to create an overall feel to the album that is very thick and will definitely stick with you. Arab Strap is a bit trip-hop, but the music and vocals have more of a rock tinge (usually trip-hop vocals and backgrounds rely on jazz patterns). The beats are very deep, analog electronic. While not as impressive or varied as their previous record 'philiphobia', Elephant Shoe still has its own distinct charm. It comes on like a Joy Division record made by the producers of Trainspotting and as such its morbid tone will undoubtedly put a lot of listeners off. While on first listen it may just sound overly depressing, careful listening will reveal the subtle beauty beneath the ugliness.
Philophobia is the second studio album by Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap. It was released on 20 April 1998 on Chemikal Underground. Philophobia peaked at number 37 on the UK Albums Chart, as well as number 3 on the UK Independent Albums Chart. NME named Philophobia the 17th best album of 1998. In 2012, Fact placed the album at number 91 on its "100 Best Albums of the 1990s" list.
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Artists Arab Strap Elephant Shoe. Elephant Shoe Arab Strap. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Elephant Shoe.
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|547805-1||Arab Strap||Elephant Shoe (LP, Album)||Go! Beat||547805-1||UK||1999|
|7656||Arab Strap||Elephant Shoe (CD, Album, Promo)||Go! Beat, Barclay||7656||France||1999|
|TWA028CD||Arab Strap||Elephant Shoe (CD, Album, Promo)||Jetset Records||TWA028CD||US||2000|
|547805-2||Arab Strap||Elephant Shoe (CD, Album)||Go! Beat||547805-2||UK & Europe||1999|
|STRAPPRO1||Arab Strap||Elephant Shoe (CD, Album, Promo)||Go! Beat||STRAPPRO1||UK||1999|