Now this is an Arctic Monkeys EP release (although released back in 2006) I could not resist telling you my thoughts of this EP in 2017 11 years on . Its a vinyl review I have wanted to do for a long time now as its the backbone of any Arctic Monkeys collection.
The lead track, ‘The View From The Afternoon’ is one of my personal highlights on the Whatever “People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” debut album, but the remaining four songs haven’t been released anywhere else so you can only get them for yourselves here.
‘Cigarette Smoker Fiona’ is an awesome song with cool lyrics, but I shouldn’t really listen to it as much as I do because it always puts me in the mood to smoke every time. The next two tracks are a refreshing change from the first two fast and upbeat ones, because they are much slower, and genuinely beautiful.
Alex Turner’s vocals on ‘Despair In The Departure Lounge’, really draw you into the story, and you can practically feel what he was feeling back then, it’s a tale of how much he is missing his girlfriend as a result of all the touring.
‘No Buses’ is one too chill out to, with it’s top guitar work and Alex’s smooth vocals. The final song, which titles this collection, contains some of the most interesting lyrics, defying the usually short-lived nature of fame and success, it’s the weakest song on here, but it’s still worth hearing.
To surmise, this Who The Fuck are Arctic Monkeys may be a vital purchase for any massive Arctic Monkeys fan, but for everyone else I’d say it was far from essential.
1.”The View from the Afternoon”
2.”Cigarette Smoker Fiona”
3. “Despair in the Departure Lounge”
4. “Despair in the Departure Lounge”
5.”Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?”