the kind of buzz that lasts for days

They never bettered this, and I think it's safe to say at this point they never will.

By the way, I had no idea that they replaced the album version with the single mix on the 10th Anniversary Edition. [Is it even the single mix? It sounds like a remixed, updated single mix? The beginning is definately longer.] This tears me - on one hand, the single mix is, like, a zillion times better [I counted, it really is a zillion]. One of my favorite songs ever probably. On the other hand, I hate hate hate when reissues - particularly "anniversary editions" - replace parts of the original album, no matter how much better it makes it. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?

Anyways, I found this out while listening to the anniversary edition today after finally buying it, and it was at once a very pleasant and very disturbing surprise.

I don't think I'd ever seen the video, by the way. Wow. Kind of like "Yesterday, when I was mad" crossed with "Black Hole Sun", isn't it?


Joseph said...

I haven't gotten around to buying the 10th Anniversary Edition, but it's annoying to hear that they switched out the album version for the single version.

There was a time when I would have jumped all over this anniversary edition but my enthusiasm for Placebo has died down so much that it's on the "buy it if you can find it used - and cheap!" list. Sad, really.

jcf said...

The great thing - and, at the same time, sad thing - is that listening to the reissue reminded me how exciting Placebo were when they first hit. I mean, Christ, this record is amazing. And as much as I'm not a fan of CD/DVD reissues [I much prefer 2 CD reissues with scads of unreleased bonus tracks, but that's just me], watching the DVD was a total blast. The performance of 'Teenage Angst' on a morning show with muppets dancing behind them [!!!] made the purchase worth it alone.

And I'm still torn on the 'Nancy Boy' switch. It is an extended version of the single mix, by the way, and totally better than the album version, but it's not true to the original album so it's a tough one.

That said, I only got it because I had a 40% off coupon at Barnes and Noble so it was like $19.

I wonder if they'll do a similar edition of "Without You I'm Nothing" this year. I've always thought that that one was their masterpiece and it was all downhill after that. [Though "Sleeping With Ghosts" is a pretty fine album.]