Talk:Razorlight

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More info on their newest album[edit]

According to their official website "HTTP://WWW.RAZORLIGHT.CO.UK" they have named producers Lillywhite and Dave McCracken as helping them produce their new album. Johnny said, and I quote, "the album will have a city energy". I don't know if this is the right section of the site to post news like this (as I literally joined Wiki today) but I figured it was useful info. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vialobe (talkcontribs) 12:14, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Rusty Bradshaw[edit]

Who the f*** is Rusty Bradshaw, and how is he related to the band? Why would him raping a girl make a useful addition to an encyclopedia article about the band? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.199.174.149 (talk) 13:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

"Eddie McKeon"[edit]

I noticed someone put Eddie McKeon up on here. He played a few tours with razorlight, but i dont think he's an actual member of the band. Is he still playing with razorlight???? he was a really good guitarist!! dunno where the backing vocals bit came in>>>.

Vandalised[edit]

I think this article has been vandalised. can someone review the edit history and restore it? i dont know how to --Sparkelman11 (talk) 11:23, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

'Controversy' mk II[edit]

I've removed the following from the 'controversy' section:

'Although the band is predominantly associated with its lead singer Johnny Borrell, its most successful release so far has been the single 'America' which was written by the drummer Andy Burrows.'

The song was co-written with Burrows (as the article itself confirms), the success of the single is not colossal in comparison to previous releases ('Somewhere Else' reached number two in the UK charts) and none of this is controversial.

'Controversy'[edit]

I removed references to Razorlight 'stealing' ideas from British Sea Power and The Libertines. There were no citations and the case against Razorlight amounted to:

1) British Sea Power sometimes put plastic trees on stage; so do Razorlight.

2) The lead singers of these two bands dress in a similar fashion.

3) The Libertines first album had a title that began with the word 'Up'; the same is true of Razorlight's first album.

4) The titles of both bands second albums were eponymous.

Even if all this is true it hardly amounts to grand larceny and is not noteworthy enough for inclusion in an encyclopedia. - 23/10.06

Indie Genre?[edit]

Razorlight are clearly on a major label, the Indie genre classification is very highly questionable. In the interests of NPOV, and presenting all views (instead of trying a rational one, like say: the BBC has to), I propose a compromise: clarifying that they are in the style of Indie Rock (as an artist connection at least), while clearing up any confusion that might lead readers to believe they are on an independent label by specifying which labels are major labels that they are signed to. I will go ahead with this change now. Any thoughts? -VirianFlux

I personaly think that defining a music genre by whether a band are or are not signed to a major label is absurd, same with defining it by being "alternative", without saying what exactly they are alternative to, and that they are in fact part of the mainstream. Music should not be about who owns who, it should be about what or how you are playing. Pixies played folk and surf influenced punk rock... i think that's a pretty precise definition of what the did/do... if you say they were/are an "indie" band my answer would be "yes, but i asked about their music not their contractual situation with a major label", same with Razorlight. Only British and Americans can came up with this stupid market oriented genre definitions. Maybe this is a discussion that would be more appropriate for another articule... but i just want to say that the only genre definitions that i consider correct for this band are Post-punk revival and/or Garage rock/Garage rock revival. To hell with poverty! September 20, 20:29
You haven't made it clear what your position is on clarifying the indie genre confusion by adding a major label clarification. Wikipedia entries are best left to decribing factual infomation such as if a label is major or not, or the date something happend. This is easy to fact check and cite sources. Either way, someone has changed the article without discussing it in here, the article will have to be locked if this continues.
Found out the change was probably part of an innocent infobox update!

well saves the day are major label but they are still "Indie rock" - THRICE 34

how can they possibly be 'indie' when they've never been signed to anything but a major label? It either means music of any style released on independent labels or it means absolutely nothing. Or are we saying 'indie rock' is rock music for anyone who won't have anything to do with 'headbangers'? Is it 'rock' that the NME tells you is OK to like? Musical snobbery. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.194.13.221 (talk) 00:42, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Underground?[edit]

I don't see how they're underground - They've had 3 Top 20 hits in the UK.

What the hell?[edit]

Why is this page filled with content about Keane? Does anybody know how to change this back to Razorlight content? I don't know how to do it. Somebody was messing with this page, methinks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 89.101.6.212 (talk) 16:10, 6 December 2006 (UTC).

Never mind, it was just done.

Pop genre[edit]

I would not consider Razorlight to be classified as a pop act. Although they sound poppy, there not a pop band. Their genre should be reverted back to indie rock and post-punk revival. Eastpaw 19 Dec 2006 (UTC)

Surely its a bit of a discrepancy that both Razorlight's albums are classified 'Indie rock', yet the band is classified as 'indie pop' and 'twee pop'?

Terrible page[edit]

page is a mess needs redone, i removed a section about razorlight being a teeny bopper band, compared to s-club and take that, with fans aged 8-16..... ridiculous —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 81.156.38.248 (talk) 16:51, 1 March 2007 (UTC).

That was vandalism, and I thank you for removing it. However whilst improvements are needed, I don't think this article is terrible. If there are any improvements you want to make, feel free to be bold and make them yourself. --Mark (Talk) 19:39, 1 March 2007 (UTC).

Artist Box[edit]

I've been unable to revert. For some reason someone messed with the artist box. Help? Doc Strange 19:26, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

I've sorted it. Adamsprrw changed 'Infobox musical artist' to 'Infobox musical Artist' for some reason. Mark (Talk) 20:07, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Anglo-Swedish?[edit]

I know they have two Swedish members in the band, but surely they are still and English band, and count themselves as such?

There are many bands with members from outside the country they are formed in, and are not counted (see U2 etc).

I would think they are still very much a English band, and should be referenced as such. Eastlygod 09:57, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

I do not know if I really agree. Last year (2006) Razorlight were on tour in Germany as an openig act for Swedish band Mando Diao. While Mando Diao are barely know in the UK they are a big band in Germany. A third Swedish band was involved in this tour (i forgot the name). Swedish music and litterature does surprisingly well in German markets. The inclusion of Razorlight on this tour was clearly to sell them as partly a Swedish band. VsanoJ 15:19, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

I think half the band being Swedish is enough to deserve that reference - especially as it seems like Carl joined the band purely because he knew Bjorn, having never played bass before.--MartinUK (talk) 10:02, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

"Razorlight are an Anglo-Swedish indie rock band formed in 2002. They are primarily known in their home country" - I imagine their home country is considered to be Britain, but someone who doesn't know Razorlight would find it ambiguous. Maybe someone who knows more about their fame in Sweden could change the comment accordingly. Jammycaketin (talk) 11:12, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Trivia Rubbish[edit]

I am removing this this "The crowd was not pleased. The cheek." That has no place here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.136.107.139 (talk) 21:37, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Moved here from article[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • On Up All Night, Johnny Borrell recorded a phone number into the track "Vice", which was rumoured to be his personal phone number [citation needed]
  • Razorlight take their name from the make of the padlock, that was worn by Sid Vicious
  • Famous fans of the band include, Bobcat Goldthwait, Daniel Radcliffe,Colleen Shannon, Dolph Lundgren, Jenny McCarthy, Jamie Gillis, Corey Haim, Matthew Saunders, Sebastian Fox and Doug Bradley. McCarthy stated, in a recent interview with The Toronto Star, "I try and see them every time they come and play in Los Angeles. They really are better than The Beatles."
  • The MTV2 show Gonzo featured a skit featuring the song 'America', with guests sat on the couch listening to the song trying not to laugh out loud at the lyrics.
  • The song 'America', written by Andy Burrows, is widely assumed to be a vain attempt to help the band crack the lucrative US market - though its focus is (ironically) mediocrity in the UK media.
  • Razorlight's 'Somewhere Else' was recently voted the third worst lyrics in pop by listeners of Marc Riley's Music Show on BBC6 BBC NEWS Article
  • They have appeared at Live8 and Live Earth. At the latter Johnny Borrell appeared without his trademark white jeans and t-shirt, replacing them with black ones.
  • Razorlight (minus Johnny Borrell) recorded a song to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, "With A Little Help From My Friends". This featured Andy Burrows on vocals, mirroring the way Ringo Starr sung vocals on The Beatles' original.
  • Razorlight were mentioned in NME magazine in August 2007 as having "the smallest crowd for a headliner in Reading and Leeds festival history", after most of the crowd leaving after Kings of Leon

Razorlight arms tour start was wrong[edit]

someone had the new razorlight tour starting on the wrong date it actualy started on the 10th not the 11th at exeter university trust me i was there —Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.173.209.82 (talk) 00:33, 16 November 2008 (UTC) razorlight are awesome —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.153.95.195 (talk) 18:53, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

What does this mean?[edit]

They are primarily known in their home countries, having topped the charts with the 2006 single America and its parent self-titled album, their second.

They are primary known in England and Sweden having topped the charts in America?! Wlwwybrn (talk) 12:20, 29 June 2009 (UTC)