Nothing’s gone and nothing’s changed
What makes a band choose songs like this to be put out as a b-side?
A random garble of radio chatter is pierced with a guitar riff and soon a blissful organ kicks in. A downstated epic begins. A large, large song under the guise of a dreamy, hazy moodrocker. James sings about the feeling of alienation during a world tour, all the time backed by the sleepy rock glory before finally collapsing back into the countless voices wrapped in static and speaking in languages one can’t understand. But not until a glorious solo that lasts over a minute and is absolutely. fucking. fantastic throughout its massive length.
I really cannot praise enough the organs of this song. I’m an organ lover and on Valley Boy the instrument once again shows why it’s so fantastic. It’s the key piece in setting the mood on this song. The elegant sleepy stream of sound it produces turns the song otherworldly.