Mar 22

Sunday Night Music Club #4

Category: Music Club
Rough Diamonds - End of Fashion
Rough Diamonds (Demo) – End of Fashion

 

There are very few songs out there where I can specifically remember the very first time I heard it. On Sunday nights in late 2004, Nova had a ‘local’ music show, hosted by Chris and Kev from Jebediah. To be fair, they played the more accessible radio friendly stuff that was out there, but it was all the bands and acts I loved, like Eskimo Joe, Autopilot, Carus, Nathan Gaunt and Fourth Floor Collapse. One night they played a song by a band I hadn’t heard of before, and I stopped whatever it was I was doing, and I listened. It was like the clear chime of a bell through the fog. I was hooked.

Rough Diamonds as a song has been tinkered with a fair bit since I heard this demo on the radio, but I still find I much prefer this version over the EP and album versions, as I guess it’s more about the memory of discovery than it is about anything else.

The first time I saw them live was when this photo was taken, back in 2005. I caught them again on Friday night, and it was funny how much had changed. I took the photo with a little point and shoot camera from my seat, which is a far cry from the brute gear I have now. They had only just released their debut album a matter of days before this show, and since then have won ARIAs, had a top 5 album, toured nationally by themselves and as part of the country’s biggest festivals, and last year released their follow-up album ‘Book of Lies’. What once was a band with a couple of EP’s and a┬ábit of hype, has now become one of Perth’s best-known.

Music is a true tranportation device, and every time I hear this song, it’s 2005 all over again.

Enjoy.

Rough Diamonds – End of Fashion

Oh no look at the way they start to act
I know I’ve been away too long to ask

Caught in a sea of rough
Diamonds if that’s not enough
Imagine me if you were not here
This wicked spell of travelling’s
Just a mystery unravelling
I’m holding on to when you are here

And now baby where are you
Theres so much I wanted to say
When I get home
Well I can love you I miss you
Honestly┬áI can’t resist you
No I’m coming home

Wait and I’ll stick around
Till I have found my feet on the ground
I’m┬áholdin on to┬áwhen you are here
There’s a ghost I’m carrying
Around like memories marrying
There’s a song┬áI want you to hear

‘Cause baby where are you
So much I wanted to say
When I get home
Well I can love you I miss you
Oh honestly┬áI can’t resist you
No I’m coming home

Oh no look at the way they start to act 
I know I’ve been away too long to ask
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon!

Oh now baby where are you
So many things I’ve got to say
When I get home
Well I can love you I miss you
Oh honestly┬áI can’t resist you
No I’m coming home

La la la la la la …
La la la la la la … aw yeah!
La la la la la la …
La la la la la la …

Caught in a sea of rough
Diamonds if that’s not enough
Imagine me if you were not here

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  1. Anthony March 22nd, 2009 11:52 pm

    Best End Of Fashion song ever. I heard this song first too, albeit the EP version though. But I also remember Jebs’ show on Nova too.

  2. Gav C March 23rd, 2009 10:05 am

    Agreed, demo version is where it’s at – it brings me happy flashbacks too, as this song was around during the flourishing of a wonderful relationship.

    The demo version of Relapse has a likewise effect – I prefer the sound but both this song and Rough Diamonds were in high rotation at this time.

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