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Arab Strap

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Arab Strap was a slowcore band from Falkirk, Scotland, UK, signed for the majority of their albums to independent record label Chemikal Underground. The duo had a short lived flirtation with a major label at the peak of their critical acclaim (after "Philophobia") when they signed to Go!Beat records (a former independent label now owned by Universal).


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    So that was the first big weekend of the summer
    Starts thursday as usual with the canteen quiz and again no-one wins the big cash prize
    Later I do my sound bloke routine by approaching gina's new boyfriend to say that he shouldn't feel
    Then on friday night we went through to the arches
    The First Big Weekend  -  151,225 plays
    Another blowhead disco
    Another sniff of romance I'll forget
    We promised to ourselves before we came out
    We'd do somethin' we regret
    These people are your friends
    The Shy Retirer  -  173,239 plays
    You just have to be sure you're doing the right thing
    I mean it's very easy to forget
    She's just sitting there in the pub with her new friends
    And her new life and her new hair
    And it's been five years but you'd know just to look at her
    New Birds  -  108,601 plays
  4. Stink  -  121,074 plays
    You know i've felt like this before,
    I know you have felt it too,
    But maybe i dont want to dance,
    Cos ive not had as much as you.
    Our lives did not begin,
    Don't Ask Me To Dance  -  107,770 plays
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