Tricky Third Album

Posted by on Nov 26, 2008 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Guess what I meant to say yesterday was better said, long long ago by Tony Parsons (above with a young Julie Burchill when they were both beautiful young things on the NME): [please excuse paraphrase]


A great first album is not that unusual: lots of bands do one great album and then disappear – a     band tours a lot and develops a really tight set of ten or twelve songs that it has really knocked
    into shape.

    The second album is normally written on the road, in a rush. So it doesn't tell you anything         
    about the quality of the band.

    It's only when you get to the third album that you know if the band is any good: the third album     has all the time and resources in the world thrown at it; all the boredom and the distractions of     success so the band have no escape.


  1. Mark Hadfield
    November 26, 2008

    Hey mate – hope you’re good.
    I had a different take on it a while ago:

  2. Mike Tyldesley
    November 26, 2008

    E.G. “Don’t stand me down”. Get the Director’s Cut version.