Bitten By The Tailfly

Album: Asleep In The Back (2001)
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Songfacts®:

  • Singer Guy Garvey explained to Drowned In Sound that this song, "is about ritualistic Friday and Saturday night pursuits in the center of Manchester. It's about the 'find a girl or have a fight' culture that exists in most cities on a weekend; the tribal nature of it is something I love." He added: "I was completely leathered, drunk out my skull when I recorded the vocal for this, and the sound / crowd you can hear are the good people of Bury piling out of a night club. Craig [Potter, keyboardist] recorded it from the front seat of his car."

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