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Sunday, 5 February 2012

45. Placebo - Every You Every Me

One day in the mid-nineties I bought two indie 7 inch singles from what was the last remaining record shop in town. One was 'Pull Thru Barker' by Prolapse and the other 'Brusie Pristine' by Placebo. From that moment little went right for Prolapse in terms of commercial success, but for Brian Molko and Placebo it was just the opposite with a current confirmed status as household names and mega stadium fillers in 2012. At the time my money would have been on Prolapse, but who can predict the future?

Placebo turned out to be a bit of an enigma. I don't usually like groups who wear affected costumes and Placebo go for the full 'Marilyn Manson meets Renton from Trainspotting' look. If you ignore this slight fashion faux pas, Molko churns out some of the bitter-sweetest indie pop this side of REM.

It was a tough choice, but I've eventually settled on 'Every You Every Me' as the premium Placebo song, just pipping 'Meds' and 'The Bitter End'.

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