Blog #356, COLDPLAY

WARDEN TRACKS:  I’m going to keep it short and sweet this time with a band that has become absolutely massive over the past decade plus, COLDPLAY.  A couple weeks before their amazing album “A Rush Of Blood To The Head” was released in 2002, I was fortunate enough to go to a private listening party put on by the band’s record label at the time (EMI / Parlophone).  It was held in a recording studio with some nice cold drinks, tasty eats, and a bunch of cool people who also happened to like Coldplay at the time.  After some chit-chat from the label reps they put on the album for everyone to listen to in its entirety.  At the end of the listening session there was dead silence, so being the joker that I am, I said something to the effect of… “wow that was terrible,” and was immediately stared down by every person in the room!  In actuality, I loved the album, and I’m sure was just as stunned as everybody else that night by what they’d just heard; nobody knew what to say when the disc was finished.  Needless to say, I had to explain to the room how I was just kidding, and that I really did like it, but just wanted to break the silence.  I don’t think any of them believed me.  I heard this track on random on my to work this morning, I think it’s my favourite Coldplay song, “CLOCKS.”
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