Coming Up Hard - Total Devastation - In The S.F. Streets
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The Streets are an English alternative hip hop music group from BirminghamEngland led by the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner. For The Streets' first album, Original Pirate MaterialSkinner wanted to take UK garage in a new direction with material reflecting the 8 Bit Style (Original Mix) - Gilbey* - 8 Bit Style of clubbers in Britain.
The track " Let's Push Things Forward " reflects the philosophy of the album. The album was successful both with critics and the general public.
In the UK, the album was nominated for the Mercury Prize and was favourite with the bookmakers to win it was actually won by Ms. The Streets were nominated for best album, best urban act, best breakthrough artist and best British male artist in the DJ Eric Get Busy Mix - DJ Eric - La Industria Greatest Hits Vol.
1 Awards. The NME named it as one of their top five albums of Many of his songs have a UK garage feel. Original Pirate Material had Coming Up Hard - Total Devastation - In The S.F.
Streets and peaked at number twelve in the UK album charts, and did not reach any higher until his next album was released. The album was named Entertainment Weekly ' s "album of the year". The album reached number two on the Billboard electronic charts and the top 20 on the independent and Heatseeker charts in the US in In MaySkinner released a new single, " Fit but You Know It " which became his debuting and highest single to that point, reaching number four in the UK.
The album entered the UK album charts at number two, but later reached Reggae Ride - Various - Hot Spots & Jingles one. Soon after its release, Skinner's success grew in July with the second single, " Dry Your Eyes ", debuting at the top of the chart in the UK. The success of this album and its singles led to a re-kindling of interest in the first album, Original Pirate Materialwhich re-entered the UK album charts and beat its original chart peak of two years earlier.
Coming Up Hard - Total Devastation - In The S.F. Streets the UK it entered the album chart at number one. It was a change in direction from his first two albums, the lyrical theme moving away from the stories about working class Britain and instead focusing on the ups and downs of the fame that Skinner encountered after the success of his previous albums. The first single, " When You Wasn't Famous ", was released two weeks before the album. The song is about Skinner's troubles with trying to date a famous person, following his new-found fame.
It was also named 'Track of the Week' by NME in early Marchbut it only reached the bottom of the top 10, peaking at number eight.
There has been much speculation over which celebrity "When You Wasn't Famous" is about - Rachel Stevens and Cheryl Cole are two names that have been ruled out, despite Skinner dedicating the song to Cole on Top of the Pops.
At one point, Skinner discloses "my whole life I never thought I'd see a pop star smoke crack ". Skinner disclosed in his memoirs that the track is not about his relationship with Rachel Stevens and that she was not the pop star who smoked crack. The second single, " Never Went to Church ", is a tribute to Skinner's late father, and appears to use the chord progression of The Beatles ' " Let It Be " as a backing.
The album also included the track " Prangin' Out " which was later remixed with the Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty.
In a blurb about the album on Skinner's Myspace, he says, "This album started off life as parables but then I realised that it might get a bit cheesy Hypnotic - Craig David - The Story Goes. (Album Sampler) I got rid of the alien song and the devil song replaced them with more straight up songs. I've pretty much kept my promise that I made to myself not to reference modern life on any of them though which is hard to do and keep things personal at the same time.
On 1 Januarythe compilation album Original Bootleg Material was released. The album was a collection of B-sides, remixes and projects by Skinner. In NovemberSkinner announced on the official The Streets website, Coming Up Hard - Total Devastation - In The S.F. Streets he would release what he referred to as a " mixtape " album called Cyberspace and Quest Of Nothing (Warzone Pharmaceuticals Mix) - Testify - Aggroconsisting of various recordings he had made since he had finished work on the final Streets album, Computers and Blues.
The band played live in at Jersey Live festival Coming Up Hard - Total Devastation - In The S.F. Streets the first time. The Streets ended after their final show at The Big Reunion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British alternative hip hop music group. This article is about the UK garage group. For other uses, see Streets disambiguation. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Alternative hip hop UK garage grime electronica. Main article: The Streets discography. Archived from the original on 2 December Retrieved 28 February The Sun. Archived from the original on 6 April Retrieved 30 September The Observer. Archived from the original on 25 March Retrieved 26 March Retrieved 5 February Computers And Blues.