Elbow Performing at the Nationwide Mercury Prize 2008


Elbow performing The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver at the Nationwide Mercury Prize 2008. Credit: BBC

25 Responses to “Elbow Performing at the Nationwide Mercury Prize 2008”

  1. pollypet  on July 25th, 2011

    @SpinningGibbon They’re probably Lady Gaga fans or something.

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  2. Bartleby1701  on July 25th, 2011

    @SpinningGibbon Good for you! Yeah, I’ve got tickets too… to Atlanta… only I gotta FLY there and take a day off of work (which I never do). That oughta tell ya how much they’re worth it. Have fun!!

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  3. SpinningGibbon  on July 25th, 2011

    Seems like there are 2 people who don’t know the thumb pointing down means “dislike”…

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  4. SpinningGibbon  on July 25th, 2011

    @Bartleby1701 Thanks for the luck! They’re coming to DC again in September, and I have tickets in hand! I absolutely can’t wait. A rare second chance at redemption. Believe me, I bought the tickets the moment they were available :)

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  5. ShaunberryiPod  on July 25th, 2011

    omg They are WONDERFUL live…saw them in March this year. And Guy Garvey is such a charismatic and witty frontman. Has the audience in the palm of his hand from the first note. Enjoy.

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  6. Mythonponty  on July 25th, 2011

    Seeing them live in Melbourne in a month.. Words cannot express the excitement of seeing my favourite modern band live.

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  7. iamsneddon  on July 25th, 2011

    The note that starts at about 3:04 is just epic. Sends shivers up my spine every time

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  8. macstephens9  on July 25th, 2011

    their brilliance is just not appreciated enough.it’s not just music for the ears, it’s music for the senses and the mind

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  9. GeorgeMaier  on July 25th, 2011

    Words cannot express my love for elbow.

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  10. joeafb  on July 25th, 2011

    Matty ur class mate funny guy

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  11. joeafb  on July 25th, 2011

    Still cry

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  12. joeafb  on July 25th, 2011

    Cry

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  13. avrilcrx  on July 25th, 2011

    @pollypet Ha! That’s spot on. She knew :)

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  14. pollypet  on July 25th, 2011

    I love the violonist’s slight smile at the end. They knew they were amazing!

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  15. Mattmiester100  on July 25th, 2011

    I am actually a tower crane driver and this song was released on the day i was thinking of jumping and ending it all. I heard it on the radio from a local kebab van and realised that if a guy who looks like a plumber can sing like that maybe my life is worth enduring.

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  16. amblekingrat  on July 25th, 2011

    “They say im on top of my game.”

    After this performance they increased what was already a superb reputation.Stunning

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  17. smallmean01  on July 25th, 2011

    Ich weiß nicht warum, ist doch nur ein Lied, meine Tochter ist schon genervt, aber es ist meine Melodie seit Tagen.
    Großartige Arbeit!

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  18. gazraven  on July 25th, 2011

    Love the bit where Guy reaches out with his hand..pushing his voice to the limit…an great performance.

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  19. MarcFreeborne1978  on July 25th, 2011

    @SpinningGibbon I did the same they played bournemouth and my mum asked me to go with her, i declined, and then heard this album a week later, i made the wrong choice!

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  20. MarcFreeborne1978  on July 25th, 2011

    @scannanledothoil Completely agree, i would have killed to be there to see that!!!

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  21. highwireman  on July 25th, 2011

    02:04 – watch and learn lol; the sight of Garvey going to work lol….

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  22. highwireman  on July 25th, 2011

    @jumhed No – what the decision is made beforehand. But in a way, its still relevent; what won it for them is balls; cajones; they could’ve performed a more commercial track; Grounds for Divorce; One Day Like Like This; even got Richard Hawley in to do The Fix. But they did Tower Crane Driver. Not a single, an album track. That kind of approach is why they wrote the tracks that won it for them.

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  23. scannanledothoil  on July 25th, 2011

    How those people remained in their seat after that is beyond me.
    I would have stood up on the table because a normal standing ovation wouldn’t be enough.

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  24. sortedfores  on July 25th, 2011

    @hotelistanbul the winner is actually decided on the night.

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  25. sparkyinbath  on July 25th, 2011

    Don’t really like there other stuff but i love this. It’s awesome.

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