FELT (Go Kart Mozart, Denim)... Lawrence is amazing!

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no extras on back in denim from what i hear

the working mens club show was great. the set was a bit short and lawrence's voice could have been higher in the mix. it was all pretty together. the band were oddly reminiscent of earl brutus in their loud blokey glam stompiness. but earl brutus with lawrence singing, which is fine by me. i never saw denim mind. let alone felt.

cw (cww), Friday, 12 May 2006 11:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'denim on ice', but not 'back in denim', is on itunes.

Enrique IX: The Mediator (Enrique), Saturday, 20 May 2006 14:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
"The Osmonds" is my new favorite song. Is it wrong to think that Lou Reed would have tried this and failed, would have tried to write a song about a decade and put in weird little details about that decade but instead would get derailed in put in lots of uninteresting details about Lou Reed instead?

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Thursday, 10 August 2006 03:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it's a great song. truly epic. bell records!

i still haven't gotten my felt tattoo. but i still wanna do it. just gotta wait for the right time.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 10 August 2006 03:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Any liggers going to see Go Kart Mozart at Windsor Racecourse? It costs £60.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Thursday, 10 August 2006 05:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Seconding the love for "The Osmonds"- brilliant, and a healthy antidote to all the "I love the 70s" nostalgia stuff that those of us in the UK can find hard to escape sometimes.

Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Thursday, 10 August 2006 08:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Er, sorry that should be "thirding" above!

Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Thursday, 10 August 2006 08:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

did anyone see the go kart mozart show at bloomsbury bowling lanes the other week? i can only imagine lawrence mortification at playing in a sweltering fun factory teeming with hen parties bowling (BOWLING!) noisily away ...that was a terrible booking decision

cw (cww), Thursday, 10 August 2006 09:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Lawrence talks to Girls.

fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 20:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh my god! I've been obsessed with Lawrence for about 14 years but I've never heard him be interviewed before. He's so awkward and sweet, it just made me love him even more.

One day someone will write about a book about his life and he will finally get the recognition he deserves.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 22:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

You should read the book 'Song Man' by Will Hodgkinson.

fit and working again, Thursday, 10 December 2009 18:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

We're currently working on a Felt/Lawrence fanzine, due out early this spring - the release will be announced on our blog at http://foxtrotecholimatango.blogspot.com.

At the moment contents include essays, memoirs (reliable and unreliable), portraits of Lawrence, unanswered emails, previously unseen photographs, a Felt family tree, tour posters and other more oblique offerings!

foxtrotecholimatango, Friday, 1 January 2010 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost, the lawrence parts of the 'song man' book are pretty depressing. he's sort of a wreck in there, attending NA meetings, on the verge of eviction, still dreaming about writing his #1 hit though. it was written in 2007 so maybe he's in a better situation now.

(oddly enough i just mentioned that book on a different thread i just started up)

NI, Saturday, 2 January 2010 13:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Foxtrot, I have some photos that I took at Felt's last ever show at Burberry's in Birmingham that I can mail you or share online if yr interested. They used to be on Rui's old Felt tribute site but that doesn't seem to be getting updated these days - good on you for keeping the torches burning.

Bill A, Saturday, 2 January 2010 22:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey Bill, nice to meet you.
That sounds well exciting! Maybe you could sent them to us?
Would be highly aprecciated, of course.

foxtrotecholimatango, Sunday, 3 January 2010 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

At one particular lowpoint in the 90s, Lawrence was hired by McGee to be Creation's receptionist. The only problem was that he didn't know how to work the phones, and whenever a call needed to be transferred, he had to get up from this desk, walk to whoever the call was for and ask them to come back and put the call through to their own phone (at least, that's what a Creation staffer of the time told me). The arrangement didn't last long.

ithappens, Sunday, 3 January 2010 20:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Just to let you know that we have the fanzine now.
For more information, you might go to
Also, Rui's Felt Tribute Site has been relaunched:
Exciting times, isn't it!

foxtrotecholimatango, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

It looks cool and that's a pretty impressive list of contributors. Congrats. Good to see on Rui's site that the new Go-Kart Mozart album is still scheduled for this year!

everything, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 16:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is this Lawrence Of Belgravia film ever going to come out?

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 16:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

This year apparently.

everything, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 16:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

They've been saying that since at least 2008.

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

if i'm not in it, then that fanzine has no credibility. i'm his number one fan!

scott seward, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

i will pick up the fanzine, looks awes.

this is the best interview with lawrence online i reckon: http://felt.planetaclix.pt/Articles/interview.htm

goes into quite a lot of detail, lawrence talks about every felt release.

max arrrrrgh, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 18:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

That was from Record Collector originally, and is indeed one of the most straight-forward interviews he's done.

fit and working again, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 18:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, posted online i mean

max arrrrrgh, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Great to see there's some interest!
The fanzine features interviews with Lawrence too.
One from 1985 by Chris Heath, another one from 2005 by Alistair Fitchett. Both seriously long and revealing.

foxtrotecholimatango, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 10:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

ne more deets on the film release?

i put it in my top five films of 2008 in an important film magazine

doop snobby snobb (history mayne), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 10:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

saw it on the night of the US electch iirc

doop snobby snobb (history mayne), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 10:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

was that the full film or the work-in-progress version?

the fanzine looks excellent - will def be placing an order.

Bill A, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

just a w.i.p.

doop snobby snobb (history mayne), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't believe it's been five years since he's put anything else out. I heard rumours of a new Go-Kart album but this was four years ago. Will Denim Take Over ever see release? Also didn't he once mention a solo album influenced by Lou Reed's Berlin?

I could just do with some new material from him right now.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 13:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also didn't he once mention a solo album influenced by Lou Reed's Berlin?


Wenlock & Mandelson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 13:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Aloha all,

"Hey - do you like American rock?
Have you ever hidden behind internet curtains?
Can we mostly find you in the Middle of the Road?

See you at the Rocket Cottage Radio Roadshow - a semi-live performance tribute to Lawrence of Belgravia at the Betsey Trotwood, Friday 6th August, doors 7pm...

...Now yer talkin'!

Another show to celebrate the release of Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango - the Lawrence tribute book from German artist Christian Flamm. Live performance from the Rocket Cottage Radio Roadshow


Rocketcottage, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

ayo is there any news on 'lawrence of belgravia'?

unchill english bro (history mayne), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 20:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

In 1987 promotional opportunities for an 'Indie' group were few and far between. So when Felt were offered to appear on a Newcastle commercial radio station to promote a show that evening at the Riverside venue in town the group couldn't really refuse - even when they arrived to find that the DJ host had almost no knowledge of the group's background history, not even one of their records to play, couldn't pronounce their name correctly ("The Felt") and seemed to be from the hyper, had-too-many Refreshers Timmy Mallett school of presenting...


max arrrrrgh, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...


This article has made my day.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

says 'lawrence of belgravia' will be on at the LFF, but apparently it... isn't :(

history mayne, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

great news about the reissues though!

(+) (+ +), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 17:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

I’m against the ‘00s I don’t care what you say
I’m against the ‘00s you don’t listen to me anyway
well I’m for the ‘90s –oh- and for the ‘10s too
yeah I’m against the ‘00s girl look what they’ve done to you

I made a new sound and they put it underground
it was a thunderbolt crash they said it’s never going to last in the ‘00s

we’re victims of the ‘00s yeah you and me girl
deflated by the ‘00s getting caught up in its social whirl
you should have seen me in the ‘90s I was different then
oh but those times have gone and they ain’t never coming back again

so I formed myself a band and I toured it ‘round the land
I took a look around there was nothing going down in the ‘00s

remember in the ‘90s when we were at school
hangin’ out with the older boys bending all the little rules
remember in the ’93 yeah you and me
in a little wood leaning up against the tree

if the truth’s to be told then we were 12 years old
they say crime doesn’t pay but it surely did that day in the ‘90s,
yeah yeahyeah

I’m against the ‘00s duran duran
fake make-up boys the rum-runner clan
I knew you when you were at school you were nothing then
and when you left the band you were nothing again
you bought yourself a farm and you looked about as calm
as a man who’s going to freak ‘cause an earthquake’s hit his street in the ‘00s

well I’m against the ‘00s bands that couldn’t play
I’m against the ‘00s singers with nothing to say
you heard it on the radio you saw it on the tv
you still went and bought it thought – aah it amazes me

you wouldn’t know know style if it ran you up the aisle
you couldn’t spot a star if he came within a mile of the ‘00s

I’m looking forward to the ‘10s yeah I’ve got a new girl
we’re into ravesignal III ‘cos “we’re in love with the modern world”
I’m sick of winklepicker kids mary chain debris
I’ve just had enough of that nah it doesn’t interest me

I’ve made a new sound this ain’t going underground
it’s a thunderbolt crash concerns the future and the past
but not the ‘00s no not the ‘00s we’re talkin' 'bout the ‘00s.

max arrrrrgh, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

i want that t-shirt!


max arrrrrgh, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

I want that shirt as well.

(¬_¬) (Nicole), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

didn't realise he'd been in a bad way. what's the story anyone know? i hope he gets some money out of it this time. can't see it mind.

piscesx, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

he was living on bennies in belgravia, and on some kind of drugs [government drugs, to help him off smack, or so it looked] when the doc was filmed, hence the title

sexy mfa (history mayne), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

I hope he tours the US doing Felt material. Fingers crossed.

Zooster vs. The Slapp (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 23:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

ive only this year started listening to a LOT of felt, and tbh, i wish id had a little more time to quietly invest in the whole lawrence oeuvre before reissue fever struck (followed by blog fever). i know that's dumb, and like i wasnt alive when the first record came out, and who cares what is popular anyway, but like, it's fun to not have everything be reissued! the thrill of real discovery!

69, Thursday, 16 September 2010 00:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

but also i always get cranky about everything between 4 and 6pm.

69, Thursday, 16 September 2010 00:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's fun to not have everything be reissued! the thrill of real discovery!

That was the 20th century, my friend. But your point is well taken, and if you can restrain yourself you can still feel that thrill.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 16 September 2010 00:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, im feelin better.

69, Thursday, 16 September 2010 17:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am so glad to hear he's doing well these days, I didn't realise he was in such a bad way. I'm really looking forward to hearing the new albums, it's been way too long since his last album. The thought of him doing big pop songs aimed at the charts makes me a little giddy.

It would be great to see him live, he's one of the few people I absolutely love that I've never managed to see.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 16 September 2010 17:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

For those still interested in things:
we have made a couple more copies of the fanzine now.
You can get them here
Also, there was a short article about Brit Pop band Denim in last friday's Guardian

foxtrotecholimatango, Wednesday, 27 October 2010 16:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

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