Our Bovine Public

Album: Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist Ryan Jarman explained the song's meaning to NME: "The lyrics are mainly about the fact that we found ourselves, against our wishes, as part of a scene we didn't feel a part of. It felt like a lot of bands we were associated with at the time had purely gone for the mainstream, Joe Public kind of thing."
  • The video features footage from a short UK tour that The Cribs undertook in early 2007.

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