Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|"Banquet" appears on both the album "Silent Alarm" and the EP simply entitled "Bloc Party". Which other song also appears on both "Silent Alarm" and "Bloc Party"?||God Bless Bloc Party
She's Hearing Voices. "She's Hearing Voices" is one of Bloc Party's first songs and also was released as a single.
Helicopter. "Helicopter" appears in the soundtracks to "FIFA 06", "Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure", "Project Gotham Racing 3" and "Burnout Revenge".
United Kingdom. Essex, England to be exact.
Kele Okereke. Kele also plays guitar. Russel Lissack is the lead guitarist. Matt Tong plays drums. Gordon Moakes is on bass.
Positive Tension. "play it cool"
|What was the official release date of Bloc Party's first full album "Silent Alarm"?||God Bless Bloc Party
February 14, 2005. "Silent Alarm" was released first in Britain and then it was released in the US on March 5, 2005.
Plans. This song once again demonstrates Kele's ability to write truly powerful and poetic lyrics; he speaks to those who are lost, with life passing them by, pleading 'Stop being so laissez-faire (leave things alone/let them pass) We're all scared of the future.' It is once again a truly effectual song, perhaps tinged with cynicism, you either get lost in progress or become adrift from it, a typically catch 22 dilemma faced by those living in the modern world. Yet, Bloc Party are nothing if not honest about life in the 21st century.
NME. The renowned NME have in recent years being accused of creating hype for bands that frankly don't deserve it, but in Bloc Party they recognised a truly refreshing band which was exactly the injection of energy that music required. Some view the band as art rock, others see them as a modern take on post punk, yet they they have in my opinion, created a genre of their own, which is truly different from anything else out there. That's a feat not many others can achieve.
Eddie Argos of Art Brut. This verbal conflict began with Argos, insulting Kele and Bloc Party on a well known music website. It came to a head in a minor physical altercation at a club in London in 2005. The other three choices are utterly delightful in every way and would never be involved in any nasty feuds, hehe.
|The video of which Bloc Party track features the four band members as animated characters embarking on an adventure which at one point involves them being shot out of a handgun?||Bloc Party, Trivia and Lyrics
Pioneers. This vivid and artistic video, featuring the wacky and perilous adventures of the band as cartoon pioneers, was produced by Tim Phillips and completed on a shoestring by Mini Vegas, a design agency based in London. It was number one in the NME video charts for a month.
Like Eating Glass. Bloc Party have a spectacular skill in fusing the truly unique and forceful instrumental side of their music with lyrics tinged with despair. This track is no exception; regardless of your own personal interpretation, it is both raw and painful and manages to be achingly beautiful at the same time.
Two More Years. Another fantastic track, truly demonstrating Kele's talent as a beautifully poetic songwriter, its release when "Silent Alarm" was at its most popular shows a band with a real hunger to create new music.
|Bloc Party were discovered when, in 2003, Kele gave a copy of debut single 'She's Hearing Voices' to British DJ Steve Lamacq at which band's gig?||Bloc Party, Trivia and Lyrics
Franz Ferdinand. Kele also gave a copy to Franz Ferdinand's frontman Alex Kapranos. Soon after the track was given airtime on Radio 1 and our ears were blessed with the brilliant Blocs.
Silent Alarm. Infectious is probably the best word to describe this breathtaking debut; the intensely lively tracks such as 'Banquet', 'Helicopter' and 'Luno' consummately balance with the emotive beauty of 'This Modern Love', 'Blue Light' and 'So Here We Are'. It is truly one of the most astonishingly, brilliant albums in modern music
Russell and Matt. Russell Lissack is the guitarist with the rather dapper, asymmetrical fringe and Matt Tong, is the brilliantly unique, highly energetic drummer; they both contribute to the unforgettable onslaught that is a Bloc Party gig, with lead vocalist and songwriter Kele Okereke and bassist Gordon Moakes.