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A Guide For The Daylight Hours
Ballboy
A Guide For The Daylight Hours, Sputnik Records, 2004
Gordon McIntyre Vocals, Guitar
Nick Reynolds Bass
Katie Griffiths Keyboards
Gary Morgan Drums, Percussion
Gäste:
Carlonie Evans Violin
Pete Harvey Cello
Produziert von: Grant MacNamara Länge: 40 Min 10 Sek Medium: CD
1. Avant garde music6. A europewide search for love
2. Where do the nights of sleep go to when they do not come to me7. Something's going to happen soon
3. You can't spend your whole life hanging around with arseholes8. Nobody really knows anything
4. I wonder if you're drunk enough to sleep with me tonight9. Sex is boring
5. I lost you, but I found country music10. Meet me at the shooting range

Die schottische Band BALLBOY um den Grundschullehrer Gordon McIntyre verbindet spröde-schönen Britpop mit intelligenten, wehmütigen, aber auch witzigen Texten. Viele Stücke sind bewußt etwas schlichter gehalten (zwischen schön einfach und einfach schön), die Keyboards klingen mitunter sogar recht billig, um das Augenmerk auf die Texte zu lenken und gewissermaßen musikalisch das Image der lucky loosers, der mit wenigen Mitteln auskommen-müssenden Eigenbrötler, zu pflegen. Dabei kann sich der Hörer in den bittersüßen, ironischen Alltagsbetrachtungen sicherlich wiederfinden. Kleine Beispiele gefällig:

"The girl who works in the record shop/ she says that i am not avant garde enough/ well so what/ she only works in a record shop she only works in a record shop/ and i don't give a fuck what she says or she thinks about me" (Avant garde music)

"Sometimes i wonder what you will become when you've run out of people to love/ sometimes i wonder what you will become/ when there's nothing and no-one to love and you're running round town with a fistful of money/ that you got from a hole in the wall" (You can't spend your whole life hanging around with arseholes)

"You know about punk rock and/ you know about house music / and house music, house music is the greatest thing of all/ and you've read more books than i/ i could ever read and you/ you've seen more films than i/ i could ever see so/ why is it, why is it, that you don't know any more than me/ and i hate hip hop and i/ i hate trip hop and i/ i hate punk rock and i/ i hate house music / because house music, house music never meant anything at all to me./ so take me back to your room/ tie me up and strip me naked and lie me on your floor/ and then you'll see that sex is boring with me/ it's not what i came here for" (Sex is boring)

Eine Band, die es vorzieht, etwas zu sagen, statt ausschließlich ihre Coolness zu pflegen, wie es in den Popacts des Vereinigten Königsreiches auch schon mal vorkommen soll. Aber Edinburgh ist ja auch nicht London.
Highlights sind das schwungvolle Where do the nights of sleep go to when they do not come to me, das charmante You can't spend your whole life hanging around with arseholes, das epische A europewide search for love, das treibende Nobody really knows anything sowie das bittersüße Meet me at the shooting range.

Ralf Stierlen, (Artikelliste), 23.06.2004