I'm a Message

Album: Hope is Important (1998)
Charted: 41

Songfacts®:

  • Singer Roddy Woomble discussed this song in an interview with Drowned In Sound. Said Woomble: "Dave Eringa who has produced most of our stuff since always says he'd have loved a shot doing this song, I suppose it got so much better after a few years of playing it live that the recording stopped doing it justice. It's a great little pop song and still gets an audience pogo-ing. When we recorded it we'd never played it live. No special attention was really given to it."
  • This song was recorded in Dublin. Woomble explained to Drowned in Sound: "Half the album was recorded In Dublin above a pub called Mahaffeys. You could phone down and they'd bring up a tray of Guinness. Rod and Colin used to go down and watch the football in the pub while Bob and I would sit up in the studio reading and listening to music ordering up pints. In between working hard you understand."

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