7 oracle items tagged as gpasuyf
August 12, 2014 / submitted by Danielle, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle!
I was in a restaurant the other day and I heard a song that sounded a lot like God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, so out of curiosity, I used SoundHound and found out Mark Ronson did his own version. I really liked it... How/Why was this version created and what does the band think of it??

It's funny you used the word version because Mark Ronson's album that GPASUYF feature on is called Version and comprised cover versions of contemporary songs.
No permission needed so no band involvement. I don't know what the band think of this version but I'm a fan of it and of Mark's work.
He won the Best British Male Brit Award back in 2008 which was rather unusual in that he's a great producer, rather than a solo artist.

July 7, 2014 / submitted by Tshepo, South Africa
Q.  Hello Oracle
On what song does Chris's guitar fly?

Anchorman has been referring to Chris' flying guitar at recent shows and you may have seen the photo I took of it in Paris.
This happens at the climax of God Put A Smile Upon Your Face. Chris did this on the MX tour too.
It was quite incredible watching him do it at these more intimate Ghost Stories shows and hoping it landed right on the smaller (than usual stadium) stages.

May 22, 2013 / submitted by Lucia, Uruguay
Q.  Hi Oracle, I had seen a live performance of God Put a Smile Upon your Face (2006) and Chris said: "This is a song about what it feels like to be the biggest band in the world in the biggest city in the world".
It is really about that?

I wasn't aware of that, no and I doubt he was being serious. I remember at the time the album came out Chris said: "That came out of playing live and wanting to have something with a bit more bounce. We were really getting into things like P.J Harvey and Muse - things with a bit more energy."

November 19, 2012 / submitted by Terry, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle, how many guitars have been wrecked by the throw at the end of GPASUYF? Looks like a damaging throw!

Looks can be deceiving. Sometimes the guitar needs serious first aid and Hoppy will spend a long time repairing it but guitars are pretty durable so sometimes there's little to no damage.

March 21, 2012 / submitted by Bradley, United States of America
Q.  Hey, Oracle. I was wondering about the beginning of the new live version of GPASUYF. It sounds like Chris is singing off pitch but it's obviously on purpose. Is it in some sort of weird key or something?

It's not a weird key, just a different one. It took me a couple of times to get used to it but I like the way the first verse is almost hauntingly sang before the fantastic drum build up by Will. Amazing version of the song methinks.

November 30, 2011 / submitted by Mig El, Mexico
Q.  Hi Oracle, I'd like to know how many guitars Chris has broken so far since they started playing this new upbeat version of GPASUYF. I've already seen Chris using several different guitars. The version is awesome! But it huts watching those beautiful teles going kamikaze.

As far as I know, one. Fast repairs are made if there's any lasting damage.

July 25, 2011 / submitted by Tamar, Israel
Q.  Oracle, is it just me, or did Chris throw his guitar to the crowd at the end of God Put A Smile Upon Your Face at the iTunes festival?!

No, but he does throw it down on to the stage at the end of the song, or at least he has on all the festival dates on this current stint.