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November 30, -0001 in London
London, United Kingdom
UK alternative rock band
Pop in Spanish
Placebo are an English rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal. The band were soon joined by drummer Robert Schultzberg, who was replaced in 1996 by Steve Hewitt. Hewitt left the band in 2007 and was replaced by Steve Forrest in 2008. Placebo utilise androgynous images and musical content. To date, they have released seven studio albums, all of which have reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom, and have sold around 11 million records worldwide. They released their new album Loud Like Love on 16 September 2013.
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Thoughts on Songs with Placebo
A circular song. There isn't a closed up meaning to it. The lyrics tend to repeat all over again all the time, and the name of the song is English Summer Rain. What's famous in England? The rain. Supposedly, it's always there. The song depicts it as the center for the metaphor of all the unchanging things.
It's strange but Placebo always seems to have a pretty realistic way of seeing pain and grieving. Here, they mention first the nature in the form of sky, sea and clouds. When we lose someone, we tend to think about the entire universe. What is out there and if the person that we miss might be somewhere lost along the lines. Then, we think about the world and what's it turned to. What is life like in this earth. We don't just think about the person, but about us and who we are. And what the entire world is.
Yessss great song! Well, the name of the album in this case explains pretty much all the songs. Sleeping with ghosts, basically. The Special Needs refers to the physical relationship. What happens to it when the person isn't there anymore, but a "ghost" instead? all that is left is the memory and could that be strong enough to transform and materialize? it's actually what the videoclip explors. They have sex without being together, like materialized ghosts in the place where the other person is. Amazing.