No Plan EP

No Plan EP

Joined: 24 Jun 2015, 15:33

08 Jan 2017, 00:17 #1

http://smarturl.it/NoPlanEP?IQid=NoPlanVideo

The Bowie tracks previously only available on the Lazarus cast recording soundtrack are now available as an EP (digital only)

1. Lazarus (album version)
2. No Plan
3. Killing a Little Time
4. When I Met You
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Joined: 27 Jul 2007, 22:10

08 Jan 2017, 07:01 #2

Great to have it on Spotify now too:http://spoti.fi/2i217B9
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08 Jan 2017, 09:29 #3

I wonder if these were left with the instruction to release them today, but someone got greedy and stuck then (totally out of place) on the Lazarus cast recording and totally blew any impact they would've had coming out as a surprise today.
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08 Jan 2017, 10:28 #4

Possibly. I'm glad to get them on Spotify and it vindicates my decision not to buy the cast recording. However can I just say I really dislike both Lazarus and No Plan. They are both dirges, which I accept they are meant to be but I don't want to hear them. I also dislike the video, putting the lyrics on the screens was the wrong choice - it's the third or fourth of his recent videos they've done that with, they should have stuck with images. However I think killing a little time is good.

I don't know if we will get any more genuinely new surprises. The Scott walker collaboration probably doesn't exist, apart from blaze I don't know what else there is that's likely to get a release and who would authorise such a release. I could possibly see a deluxe Blackstar with the EP tracks plus blaze but that hardly sets the heather on fire. At the end of the day we've had plenty, I'd be happy to leave at that rather than eek it out with insignificant releases.
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08 Jan 2017, 18:23 #5

I wonder if these were left with the instruction to release them today, but someone got greedy and stuck then (totally out of place) on the Lazarus cast recording and totally blew any impact they would've had coming out as a surprise today.
Hangman, I suspect you're right. Bit of a flub doing this on what has traditionally become Bowie Release Day.
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09 Jan 2017, 08:58 #6

If so, it shows we don't stand a chance when it's money men rather than those with a keen eye for a nice surprise are in charge.
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09 Jan 2017, 13:05 #7

Foxgrove Road. Nice touch in the video.
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09 Jan 2017, 13:55 #8

That was the first thing I spotted. I think it's been added digitally as the size of the lettering changes. Foxgrove Road is a desirable tree-lined road in a residential and fairly quiet part of Beckenham. No shops.

Nothing like the urban street this was filmed in, which is Brockley according to the writing on the laundrette (if that wasn't just added for the video).
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09 Jan 2017, 14:10 #9

Same. I chortled at Newton Electricals. Obvious to tie in nicely with Lazarus, but the fact it's just a little junk shop rather than the massive empire of the film.

Both add a beautiful nostalgia to the song. He nearly sings I'm Not Quite too.. a song demoed on Foxgrove Road.
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09 Jan 2017, 14:30 #10

That's what I first thought when I first heard No Plan (honest), I had to go back and re-listen to the Letter to Hermione Beckenham demo to check. It's like a subtler version of him wearing a Song of Norway t-shirt perhaps. Them splitting up was the best thing that ever happened to him.

I wondered if the wall of TVs being old fashioned combined with the passing cars being modern was deliberate, like it was mixing 2017 with 1969 and the people were just viewing a window into the past with fascination. That rocket could have been Apollo 11 launching for the 69 moon landing, which obviously ties in with Beckenham and Space Oddity.
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09 Jan 2017, 14:41 #11

Yeah. It's a nice video and I think I'll be watching it more, unlike say Valentine's Day.
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09 Jan 2017, 14:48 #12

That's what I first thought when I first heard No Plan (honest), I had to go back and re-listen to the Letter to Hermione Beckenham demo to check. It's like a subtler version of him wearing a Song of Norway t-shirt perhaps. Them splitting up was the best thing that ever happened to him.

I wondered if the wall of TVs being old fashioned combined with the passing cars being modern was deliberate, like it was mixing 2017 with 1969 and the people were just viewing a window into the past with fascination. That rocket could have been Apollo 11 launching for the 69 moon landing, which obviously ties in with Beckenham and Space Oddity.
Here's the filming location:https://goo.gl/maps/UE9giE2Pat72
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09 Jan 2017, 15:14 #13

Brilliant. I didn't think the subtle Brockley writing was added, so did think it was Brockley. I had googled a few laundrettes in the area, but you've saved me a fair bit of searching.

I wonder if the road has been widened recently or if it was just digital trickery that makes the pavement look so narrow compared to the street view from last May.

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=58E5BEEE
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09 Jan 2017, 16:00 #14

I did a google search for Brockley launderettes as per your hint above.

I've just done a bit of digging on twitter and found these tweets:

https://twitter.com/GR1900/status/809909579362533377
https://twitter.com/GR1900/status/809910480127070209

So it looks to have been filmed on the 16th Dec...
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09 Jan 2017, 16:11 #15

Ah, what they've done is raised the pavement to make it seem like it's on a slope to enable them to narrow it and put in an artificial dropped kerb and 2 bollards. So it's neither digital trickery, nor has the pavement been narrowed.

Interesting that they've gone to that much effort for a certain look. The Laundrette closed in September making it available to fill with TVs. The director obviously had a very clear vision of the look they wanted.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cz1hRsTXAAAZ4r4.jpg
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09 Jan 2017, 16:45 #16

Good googling......

Why Foxgrove tho.....? Isn't that where Mary Finnegan lived? Did he record anything there? [this is all off top of my head btw]
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09 Jan 2017, 17:04 #17

As soon as I saw the video I jumped onto google map's Street View and ..... 'walked' down the entire 1.2 Km length of Foxgrove Road, looking both left and right for the Brockley Laundrette ... Doh!
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09 Jan 2017, 21:04 #18

Good googling......

Why Foxgrove tho.....? Isn't that where Mary Finnegan lived? Did he record anything there? [this is all off top of my head btw]
No known recordings from Foxgrove Rd.
The bedroom tape is almost certainly from Clairville Grove, Hutch has stated that.
He also ruled out Lou Reisner's office which is a rare factual error for Any Day Now.
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19 Jan 2017, 17:18 #19

That's what I first thought when I first heard No Plan (honest), I had to go back and re-listen to the Letter to Hermione Beckenham demo to check. It's like a subtler version of him wearing a Song of Norway t-shirt perhaps. Them splitting up was the best thing that ever happened to him.

I wondered if the wall of TVs being old fashioned combined with the passing cars being modern was deliberate, like it was mixing 2017 with 1969 and the people were just viewing a window into the past with fascination. That rocket could have been Apollo 11 launching for the 69 moon landing, which obviously ties in with Beckenham and Space Oddity.
"I wondered if the wall of TVs being old fashioned combined with the passing cars being modern was deliberate, like it was mixing 2017 with 1969 and the people were just viewing a window into the past with fascination. That rocket could have been Apollo 11 launching for the 69 moon landing, which obviously ties in with Beckenham and Space Oddity."

"As soon as you walk down the street… or look out the window, turn a page, turn on the TV – your awareness is being cut: that sign in the shop window, that car passing by, the sound of the radio… Life IS a cut-up."
William S. Burroughs
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19 Jan 2017, 17:41 #20

We are only talking about 3 tracks really, don't know why Lazarus was added ?
Really, No Plan is not really that good as far as I'm concerned, someone said a dirge , 100% right there, the video is better than the song.
As for the other 2 , Killing a little time is excellent and When I met you is good,but maybe a lot like the outtakes on TNF , as Meatloaf said 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
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