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elegant chaos
elegant chaos
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World Shut Your Mouth
Apr 18, 2017, 13:06
Anyone on here know the story as to why Julian wrote the song "World Shut Your Mouth" several years after he gave his first album the same title?

Hearing the song on BBC6Music this morning I wondered if it was a clever marketing ploy - write a successful chartbound song and name it after an old album that isn't selling well - so the casual listener can buy the first album thinking it's on it - and then buy Saint Julian anyway?

Just a theory - probably a load of gonads - but just wondered if anyone knew the background.....
keith a
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Re: World Shut Your Mouth
Apr 18, 2017, 18:55
elegant chaos wrote:
Anyone on here know the story as to why Julian wrote the song "World Shut Your Mouth" several years after he gave his first album the same title?

Hearing the song on BBC6Music this morning I wondered if it was a clever marketing ploy - write a successful chartbound song and name it after an old album that isn't selling well - so the casual listener can buy the first album thinking it's on it - and then buy Saint Julian anyway?

Just a theory - probably a load of gonads - but just wondered if anyone knew the background.....


No idea. I would have thought it was more to do with liking the title and sentiment than making the first LP a better seller. After all, it was his first new release in almost 2 yrs (apart from the Rabbi 45) and Cope was pretty low on the radar at the time so there was no guarantee the single was going to be successful.
bauheed
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Re: World Shut Your Mouth
Apr 18, 2017, 22:24
I think that it was at least partly inspired by the Doors having the song Waiting for the Sun on the album Morrison Hotel. I think this is maybe mentioned in Repossessed?
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