Pounding

Artwork by Rick Myers

Details

Released: July 22nd 2002

Produced by: Doves

Label: Heavenly

Track listings:

CD HVN 116CD

1. Pounding
2. Far From Grace
3. Northenden

DVD HVN 116DVD

1. Pounding (Video)
2. Satellites (Soulsavers Remix)
3. M62 Song (Four Tet Remix)

Japanese EP TOCP-61068

1. Pounding
2. The Cedar Room (Live At Triple J Radio)
3. Here It Comes (Live At Triple J Radio)
4. Valley
5. Your Shadow Lay Across My Life
6. Willow Song

10″ Vinyl HVN 116-10

Side A: Pounding, Satellites (Soulsavers Remix)
Side B: M62 Song (Four Tet Remix)

Lyrics

I can’t stand by
And see you destroyed
I can’t be here
And watch you burn up
Lie for the moment
And lie as a decoy
So does it matter
If I give in easy?
So why
Is it so hard to get by?

And I say
We so down
But it’s now or never baby
We don’t mind
If this don’t last forever
See the light
But it won’t last forever
Seize the time
Cause it’s now or never baby

Let’s leave at sunrise
Let’s live by the ocean
I don’t mind
If we never come home at all
Steal the morning
So set in motion
In and out of love
And institutions
Cause I know
This can’t last for long

And I say
We so down
But it’s now or never baby
We don’t mind
If this don’t last forever
See the light
But it won’t last forever
Seize the time
Cause it’s now or never baby

So why
Is it so hard to get by?
And I say…

We so down
But this can’t last forever
We don’t mind
Cause it’s now or never baby

Guitar Tab

Video

(Directed by Julian House & Julian Gibbs Intro)

Chart History

Highest UK single chart position: 21

Pounding spent three weeks in the charts:

Week 2: 39
Week 3: 59

NME Review

NME Review

Our single of the week pounds and pounds and pounds. Gloriously, endlessly, transcendently…DANG! DANG! DANG! DANG! DANG! DANG! What does ‘Pounding’ do? It pounds and pounds and pounds. Gloriously, endlessly, transcendently…building, almost imperceptibly, to a) the best guitar solo since Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame took a back seat and b) the best exit-left jangly guitar coda since Johnny Marr left . And at the centre? Jimi Goodwin, no-one’s idea of Pavarotti, but a bloke whose vocals throb with an Everyman hurt and humanity. Is it happy? Is it sad? Better than that ‘Pounding’ is ALIVE! Frenzied orgasms ‘n’ irretrievable breakdowns, blazing suns ‘n’ blazing rows, scarf-waving stadium joy and box-bedroom frustration…it’s all here. As for the Soulsaver’s mix of ‘Satellites’ and Four Tet’s take on ‘M62’, well, they’re your post-coital cigarettes. Or, rather, cigars. Essential.