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Standing In The Way Of Control

Gossip
Standing In The Way Of Control
PF029
Released: 06-03-2006

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Tracklist:
  1. Fire With Fire
  2. Standing In The Way Of Control
  3. Jealous Girls
  4. Coal To Diamonds
  5. Eyes Open
  6. Your Mangled Heart
  7. Listen Up!
  8. Holy Water
  9. Keeping You Alive
  10. Dark Lines

Bonus Disc: 1. Here Today Gone Tomorrow 2. Sick With It

Recorded high up in the mountains near Seattle in Bear Creek Studios, Beth Ditto, Brace Paine and Hannah Billie otherwise known as Gossip put together this modern classic using just 2 guitars and a drum kit (not forgetting Beth’s inimitable vocals).

Standing In The Way Of Control caused such a stir that dum-founded journalists couldn’t describe what they were hearing, using the terms punk soul and garage blues to label the wonderful sound of Gossip. SITWOC has gone on to become a classic and the best of album released over the last year, propelling Gossip into the highest echelons of music cool.

Since their Australian visit in March ’06 Gossip have gone from strength to strength. Beth was recently voted no.1 in the NME cool list beating the likes of Lily Allen, Jarvis Cocker, Karen O, Kate Jackson (The Long Blondes), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Thom Yorke. In Australia, adulation for the band also continues with The Age selecting them as the artist to watch in 2007 and the title track from the album making it into the Triple J Hottest 100.

Here’s what NME had to say when announcing Beth as their no.1 for 2006: “Taking pole position is Beth Ditto, leader of The Gossip. Raised trailer park poor in Bible-belt state Arkansas, Ditto was bullied for her weight, frowned upon for her record collection and threatened with eternal damnation for her sexuality. Fronting the greatest punk rock 'n' disco soul band on the planet for years, it wasn't until 2006's 'Standing In The Way Of Control' - a soulful holler against Republican homophobia - that saw the band and Ditto take over indie dancefloors everywhere.”

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