Life Will Be the Death of Me

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"Life Will Be the Death of Me"
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Single by The Ordinary Boys
from the album Brassbound
Released August 2005
Format CD, Digital download, 7-inch single
Genre Indie rock, Ska
Label B-Unique
Producer(s) Stephen Street
The Ordinary Boys singles chronology
"Boys Will Be Boys"
(2005)
"Life Will Be the Death of Me"
(2005)
"Nine2Five"
(2006)
"Boys Will Be Boys"
(2005)
"Life Will Be the Death of Me"
(2005)
"Nine2Five"
(2006)

"Life Will Be the Death of Me" was a 2005 single from The Ordinary Boys from the album Brassbound, released on the WEA sublabel B-Unique. The single, which featured a cover version of The Ruts' "Babylon's Burning" on the B-side of the 7-inch single version reached number 50 on the UK Singles Chart in September 2005.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Critics noted a similarity to The Clash, particularly their version of "I Fought the Law".[2][3][4] Ian Roullier of musicOMH compared the band's "reggae meets rock music" style to that of Madness and called the song "light-hearted in tone, upbeat in style and no doubt a lot of fun to dance to, but it won't re-write the history of rock and roll".[5]

Track listing[edit]

7-inch single[edit]

  1. "Life Will Be the Death of Me"
  2. "Babylon's Burning"

CD single 1 (WEA394CD1)[edit]

  1. "Life Will Be the Death of Me"
  2. "Place in the Sun"

CD single 2 (WEA394CD2)[edit]

  1. "Life Will Be the Death of Me"
  2. "This Could Be the Night"
  3. "Set Me Free"
  4. "Life Will Be the Death of Me" (video)

7-inch EP (WEA394)[edit]

  1. "Life Will Be the Death of Me"
  2. "Place in the Sun"
  3. "This Could Be the Night"
  4. "Set Me Free"
  5. "Babylon's Burning"
  6. "Life Will Be the Death of Me"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Life Will Be the Death of Me", Chart Stats, retrieved 2012-02-12
  2. ^ Siberok, Martin (2006) "The Ordinary Boys Brassbound", hour.ca, 26 January 2006, retrieved 2012-02-12
  3. ^ Ackroyd, Steven (2005) "The Ordinary Boys - Brassbound", This Is Fake DIY, 20 June 2005, retrieved 2012-02-12
  4. ^ O'Brien, Jon "Brassbound Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2012-02-12
  5. ^ Roullier, Ian (2005-08-29). "Track Reviews: - The Ordinary Boys - Life Will Be The Death Of Me". musicOMH. Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-02-13.