• VERLAINES - You're Just Too Obscure For Me...

    Flying Nun Records

  • The Verlaines’ career retrospective You're Just Too Obscure For Me was first released in 2003, 22-years after the Dunedin band formed.

    Complete with their signature songs such as 'Death and the Maiden' and ‘Doomsday’, the nineteen songs cover six albums, one EP, two singles and their quarter on the vinyl classic Dunedin Double EP.

    Led by songwriter Graeme Downes, the Verlaines’ walk some border between rock and classical music. Their music is a study in dramatic, dynamic rock – be it guitar-based or embellished with all manner of classical instruments. Whether it be the blistering ‘Pyromaniac’ or the beautiful gem that is the Ballad of Harry Noryb the structure of Downes’ songs never fails to impress, and his superb lyrics thread poetic narratives regularly laced with black humour and drunkenness.


    Artist: Verlaines
    Title: You're Just Too Obscure For Me..
    Label: Flying Nun Records
    Year: 2003
    Cat #: FNCD476
    Formats: CD + Digital

    All Songs Written by Graeme Downes.

    Track List:

    1. Pyromaniac
    2. War in My Head
    3. Joed Out
    4. This Valentine
    5. Lying in State
    6. Hanging By Strands
    7. Whatever You Run Into
    8. Heavy 33
    9. Jailhouse 4.00 a.m.
    10. Death and The Maiden
    11. C.D., Jimmy Jazz & Me
    12. Anniversary
    13. Slow Sad Love Song
    14. Doomsday
    15. Bird-Dog
    16. Blanket Over the Sky
    17. Ready To Fly
    18. Dirge
    19. Ballad of Harry Noryb
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