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Goldfrapp — A&E
Album: Seventh Tree
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 981









Released: 2008
Length: 3:10
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It's a blue, bright blue Saturday, hey hey
And the pain has started to slip away, hey hey
I'm in a backless dress on a pastel ward that's shining
I think that I want you still, but it may be pills at work

Do you really wanna know how I was dancing on the floor?
I was trying to phone you when I'm crawling out the door
I'm amazed at you, the things you say that you don't do
Why don't you ring?

I was feeling lonely, feeling blue
Feeling like I needed you
And I've woken up surrounded by me
A&E

It's a blue, bright blue Saturday, hey hey
And the pain has started to slip away, hey hey
I'm in a backless dress on a pastel ward: "The Shining"
I think that I want you still, but it may be pills at work

How did I get to accident and emergency?
All I wanted was you to take me out
I was feeling lonely, feeling blue
Feeling like I needed you
And I hoped you'd call and hoped you'd see me
A&E
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At long last after what seemed an eternity Goldfrapp has finally released a brand new album for 2017 titled Silver Eye. I'm sure Bill at RP will soon put its tracks into rotation.
Yeah! She's something very special indeed — in every way! Everything she does is so unique; it's often very deep, and always inspired
Still the prettiest song about overdosing to get the attention of an unrequited love. 9->10
 Hob wrote:
A&E = Accident and Emergency.
Basically British for ER :)
 
Thank you. And thanks to another poster who pointed out that the "backless dress" was a hospital gown.
Alison!! Where are you? Why won't you marry me?!? Tour for godsakes!
This song always comes up first on my iPhone and I usually start with it when I want to shuffle all others.
It begins slowly and builds to quite a wonderful climax. She is an audiophonic auteur. 
 Zep wrote:
I want this played at my funeral.

 
Is that officially in your will? Will the RP crowd be invited? Will there be cocktails and a play list?
 
 ckcotton wrote:
SOOOOOO LAME

 

 
Sooooooooooooo wrong!
SOOOOOO LAME

 
Just listening to Allison and Will talking about their music  - "iTunes originals" on Spotify and checking back on RP noticed that there are 17 tracks in the library - way to go Bill and Rebecca.  I just love Goldfrapp - so unique and original {#Good-vibes} {#Sunny}
 ziakut wrote:
This is ok. Thats all. Ok. Ok?

 
No, it is not ok to be wrong ....I gave it a 9
 haha
Zep wrote:
I want this played at my funeral.

 


She looks like Goldie Hawn.
Aww bless ...what a wee cutie of a song{#Shifty}
Goldfrapp always reminds me of that cinnamon liqueur, with gold leaf in it.
I want this played at my funeral.
My favourite Goldfrapp song, sweet!
 Cynaera wrote:
So weird - I had tried to stay awake for the lunar eclipse, but I fell asleep before the sun came up. What woke me at almost seven A.M. was the sight of blue sky, light, and the impending day.  And I was hearing this song in my dreams, just before I came awake and it lingered for the longest time in my head, like a haunting...
 
Now RomeoTuma  has disappeared may I suggest we follow his lead keep these wonderful posts from the Late Great Cynaera on the front page?  R.I.P. Ann
My initial reaction to this tune was lukewarm and has faded every time I hear it. 
Goldfrapp! yay! My, not so little now, tube amp loves Goldfrapp...
lovely
This is ok. Thats all. Ok. Ok?
 Pharlap wrote:
what a bunch of pigs. Just judge the music on the music terms. Allison Goldfrapp is very talented musically. Even her "dance" stuff
 


Here's lookin' at you, babe!
An all time fav.  These two produce some great stuff.
Gets better every time I hear it
Beware of the female pirate with segmented eyes!
So weird - I had tried to stay awake for the lunar eclipse, but I fell asleep before the sun came up. What woke me at almost seven A.M. was the sight of blue sky, light, and the impending day.  And I was hearing this song in my dreams, just before I came awake and it lingered for the longest time in my head, like a haunting...


damn, the lyrics take the shine from this, don't they. wow. still, it's goldfrapp. yum.
 ckcotton wrote:
Is that one of the Olsen Twins on the cover?

Thats about the only positive thing I can say about it...... 
 

Right there with you.

her voice is very...umm

alluring


I bought this song after hearing it a few times on RP, and I like it more the more I hear it. Something about it just works for me. I'd still have the same opinion if Allison was an unattractive dimbo.
Is that one of the Olsen Twins on the cover?

Thats about the only positive thing I can say about it...... 
Love Goldfrapp - So sultry.
Really nice CD...I am glad I bought it...Thanks RP
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Dave Chappelle weighs in on the subject of sexy fashion. My personal viewpoint skews towards art appreciation over invitation, but this is funny.
 
If the uniform fits....
I was a bit disappointed when this album came out, it wasn't what I expected. But this song especially has REALLY grown on me over time...
 Cynaera wrote:
Wow - just read the lyrics of this song, and it's pretty heavy emotional stuff... I have a friend who used to regularly end up in the emergency room because she'd try to kill herself by overdosing on pills and alcohol or cutting her wrists (she finally learned that to effectively open a vein, one must slice along the vein, and not across it.)  It was all because of the various medications she'd been prescribed (she was misdiagnosed as psychotic from the very beginning, and things just went downhill from there.)  She's off drugs, doesn't drink anymore, and doesn't have any problem feeling emotions without going overboard.  This song reminds me of her uglier times, though.  Nice tune, but dark, dark lyrics.

And that was probably more information than anyone really wanted to read. {#Whistle}
 
For some reasons these little stories from peoples lives are frequently more interesting then the song comments themselves.  I, for one, appreciate you sharing it.

Wow - just read the lyrics of this song, and it's pretty heavy emotional stuff... I have a friend who used to regularly end up in the emergency room because she'd try to kill herself by overdosing on pills and alcohol or cutting her wrists (she finally learned that to effectively open a vein, one must slice along the vein, and not across it.)  It was all because of the various medications she'd been prescribed (she was misdiagnosed as psychotic from the very beginning, and things just went downhill from there.)  She's off drugs, doesn't drink anymore, and doesn't have any problem feeling emotions without going overboard.  This song reminds me of her uglier times, though.  Nice tune, but dark, dark lyrics.

And that was probably more information than anyone really wanted to read. {#Whistle}
peter_james_bond wrote:
Jagster, if you said that to her I suspect they'd end up picking you off the floor after she did some A&B on you (assault & battery). {#Wink}
Dave Chappelle weighs in on the subject of sexy fashion. My personal viewpoint skews towards art appreciation over invitation, but this is funny.

 Pharlap wrote:
what a bunch of pigs. Just judge the music on the music terms. Allison Goldfrapp is very talented musically. Even her "dance" stuff
 

Trust me, she does not want me to do that.{#Lol}
Not for me!
Hob wrote:
A&E = Accident and Emergency.
Basically British for ER :)
Thanks for the translation. Requoting it here.
I love her vocal range - she can hit the high notes clearly, without sliding up to them, and her lower registers are smooth, but she can make them husky/whispery when she wants.  Day-am - I'm liking her music more and more.... {#Daisy}
 Pharlap wrote:
what a bunch of pigs. Just judge the music on the music terms. Allison Goldfrapp is very talented musically. Even her "dance" stuff
 
Popular music recording artists are usually not just judged in "music terms".  I liked Goldfrapp's music before I had seen any images of Alison Goldfrapp, but it cannot be denied that her physical attractiveness is a part of their "act".  Finding her physically attractive does not make one a "pig".  Good song, by the way.



Just...great; a British treasure
Awesome, one of Goldfrapp's best!
 jagdaf wrote:

Whats the significance of the backless dress? She seems to be trying a little hard w/ the lyrics.


It's what they make you wear when you wind up in A&E . You never been to hospital? Lucky Git!


 ziggytrix wrote: 
Good article.

Whats the significance of the backless dress? She seems to be trying a little hard w/ the lyrics.


There's an EP with about 6 versions of this song.  Most excellent.
Way to much breathing sound,never liked that in a recording.{#No}
 (or whining guitar strings)
I find her vocals and the music extremely soothing.  Good stuff.
 Placebo1072 wrote:


It's neither. It's Alison Goldfrapp, the lead singer.
 
A. Goldfrapp in a Harlequin hat?

https://www.exclaim.ca/articles/multiarticlesub.aspx?csid1=126&csid2=946&fid1=33978 
what a bunch of pigs. Just judge the music on the music terms. Allison Goldfrapp is very talented musically. Even her "dance" stuff
I think the music is great! Keep it up Goldfrapp
She is friggin hot, but really doesn't need to record any more music!{#No}
 oldman wrote:

Another post said Goldie Hawn in a pirate hat
I'll go with that

 

It's neither. It's Alison Goldfrapp, the lead singer.
 coding_to_music wrote:
Is that Mary Kate?
Or Ashley ?
 
Another post said Goldie Hawn in a pirate hat
I'll go with that

Is that Mary Kate?
Or Ashley ?
A&E = Accident and Emergency.
Basically British for ER :)

It required reading the lyrics to get that a backless dress was a hospital gown.


 AKA Mary Kate Olsen?
Inventive video for this - easily found on YouTube.
 jagdriver wrote:
RedGuitar
(Iowa, USA)
Posted: Mar 19, 2009 - 12:23 < Reply >

 jagdriver wrote:

        (And I'd like to play pirates with her.)



Arrrggh!


Surrender your booty, lass!
 
Jagster, if you said that to her I suspect they'd end up picking you off the floor after she did some A&B on you (assault & battery). {#Wink}
RedGuitar
(Iowa, USA)
Posted: Mar 19, 2009 - 12:23 < Reply >

 jagdriver wrote:

        (And I'd like to play pirates with her.)



Arrrggh!


Surrender your booty, lass!
 vstg005 wrote:
what would A&E stand for here?
 
Accident & Emergency
Biggest problem I have with this song is that one listening isn't enough.  8

what would A&E stand for here?
beautiful music.............!
Brings a SMILE to my face
 Proclivities wrote:

That's who I thought of, Goldie Hawn - ca. 1970 or so.

 
Aye, she's got the look................if Goldie who sing maybe........

 AlienRelic wrote:

Goldie Hawn?

 
That's who I thought of, Goldie Hawn - ca. 1970 or so.

 jagdriver wrote:


        (And I'd like to play pirates with her.)

 
Arrrggh!

 rtb wrote:

I was thinking the missing Olsen triplet.{#Eek}
 
Goldie Hawn?

Bridieboo wrote:
Good grief, I really like this - I'm going to have to buy this cd!
 

DO!
I liked it
(If that means anything to you)
Good grief, I really like this - I'm going to have to buy this cd!
Aimee, k.d., Alison...I'm in grrrlie heaven!   {#Sunny}
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Alison Golffrapp looks like Twiggy's granddaughter in this cover photo. {#Shifty}

3 >>> 5

 
I was thinking the missing Olsen triplet.{#Eek}
 posworld wrote:
She always catches my ear.
 

        (And I'd like to play pirates with her.)

Lovely song!
natalita wrote:
anyone seen the movie hard candy?

Yeah, why? The most devastatingly scary movie I think I've ever seen. It stayed with me for days.

She always catches my ear.
she got dem crazy eyes lord...

Avast! Surrender your booty, Alison!


Alison Golffrapp looks like Twiggy's granddaughter in this cover photo. {#Shifty}

3 >>> 5

another winner..didn't really know goldfrapp but more i hear more i like...
This is beautiful.
"...but I don't want to be a pirate..."
anyone seen the movie hard candy?
I saw them 2005 as starter for Coldplay. And I never forget what my girlfriend and me understood when they introduced themselves: "Hello, we don't f**k" instead of "Hello, we are Goldfrapp." {#Lol}

She looks like she just got notified that she wouldn't get to play Lady Macbeth at the Shakespeare festival. 
Recently bought this disc having been introduced on RP and I'm liking it much...THANKS again

 maymiesmommy wrote:
Is that Mary-Kate or Ashley on the cover?
 
{#Lol}

...as its lyrics, tone, subject, and subtlety have really sunken in, this song just blows me away now - sublime...

 eastcoast wrote:
Now thats a scary face!
 
Yeah, it's the "What did YOU say!" face{#Whistle}
Barfo..... sounds like some teenage lollipop girlie girl blah blah blah
Is that Mary-Kate or Ashley on the cover?
Love the video, it reminds me of the utterly bizarre short La Dernier Chaperon Rogue (it can be found in crap quality on google). It is a twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood featuring the french sexpot Emanuelle Béart.

Not Cocteau Twins-ish at all.  This song sounds like pop crap to me.
 RadioDoc wrote:
This one is very Cocteau Twinsish.
I like.
 

Nah - Alison actually sings with proper, understandable words.

I am digging Goldfrapp.  I like how they seem to be able to change their sound from ablum to album.  Looks like it's Itunes time again.  Thanks BillG.  Please play this song again.


This one is very Cocteau Twinsish.
I like.
Now thats a scary face!
I want to like this song...but I just can't seem to...
1st time - its a 7 - she does have a great voice.  But I'm a sucker for great female vocals.

I get to see Alison tonight at the Showbox in Seattle!  Never seen Goldfrapp before so I'm excited to see what is in store.
i heard that this song was based on an experience of goldfrapp waking up in a British Emergency room (an A and E)  to Dogg the Bounty hunter and chris the mind freak.  sort of a combination of both the new and old world experiences
Goldfrapp....Goldie Hawn...
Is there a correlation here....I think there is!
 Alexandra wrote:
Ooh.....very nice! A different sound for them, after the usual Strict Machine.
 


Yeah, I gotta rate them a 10 just for their originality...  nice melody... great voice...


Ooh.....very nice! A different sound for them, after the usual Strict Machine.
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I liked A&E better when it had educational/cultural programming.  Now it's famous for the Gotti show, Gene Simmons, Dog the Bounty Hunter and other shows that help promote values that deaden the sensibilities of a great democracy.

Oh, and I'm the first comment here.
 

Wrong A&E but ... I agree SO much! I particularly miss this show:


she's just plain sexy
luvvin' the cover...
Loving Goldfrapp!

So far, they can do no wrong.  Love the beats, the ambiance, Alison's voice of course, the composition...they nail it nearly every time.
...allison goldfrapp has such an exquisite voice, but i miss the more experimental forays she and will gregory took on their first album...


I'm happy to see another song being played from this lovely pastoral album.

Spooky awesome album art aside, Goldfrapp sounds better with each listen...
I liked A&E better when it had educational/cultural programming.  Now it's famous for the Gotti show, Gene Simmons, Dog the Bounty Hunter and other shows that help promote values that deaden the sensibilities of a great democracy.

Oh, and I'm the first comment here.