Black And White Town

Artwork By Rick Myers

Details

Released: Febuary 7th 2005

Produced by: Doves & Ben Hillier

Label: Heavenly

Track listings:

CD1 HVN 145CD

1. Black And White Town
2. At The Tower

CD2 HVN 145CDS

1. Black And White Town
2. 45
3. Eleven Miles Out
4. Black And White Town (Video)

7″ Vinyl HVN 145

Side A: Black And White Town

Side B: 45

Chart History

Highest UK single chart position: 6

Black and White Town spent four weeks in the chart:

Week 2: 19
Week 3: 37
week 4: 54

Lyrics

Here comes the action
Here it comes at last
Lord give me a reaction
Lord give me a chance

You should follow me down…

In satellite towns
There’s no colour and no sound
I’ll be ten feet underground…
Gotta get out of this satellite town

Here comes some action
First time in my life
Gotta get out to get compensation
Gotta get out to get this to last

Whether you live alone
Or you’re trying to find your way in this world
You better make sure that you don’t
Crack your head on that pavement man!
My God! The shock!
It’s been preying on me and mine
This is a dangerous place man
This is a dangerous place, there’s nothing here

You should follow your way down

In satellite towns
There’s no colour and no sound
I’ll be ten feet underground
In a black and white town

You should follow me down…
There’s no colour and no sound
In a black and white town
I’ll be ten feet underground
In a black and white town

Guitar Tab

Video

Directed By Lynne Ramsay

Review

Music OMH

When considering a Doves song, the adjectives “soaring” and “euphoric” often come to mind. Their now considerable armory of anthems fit these descriptions, and to their number can be added Snowden.

What this doesn’t do, though, is mark Doves out as one trick ponies. Where Black And White Town had a rhythmic swing and boogie, Snowden’s stately opening melody is more akin to something Suede might have penned in their heyday. Here, Jimi Goodwin gives the customary epic vocal, the weighty ending asking; “If this is our last summer, then why should we care?”

If you’ve not yet invested in a copy of Some Cities then this ought to swing the balance – Doves are still in a rich vein of form.