Now with the addition of guitarist Charlotte Hatherley, poached from London outfit Nightnurse, Ash released ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ in October 1997. Recorded for the Danny Boyle film of the same title, and produced by Arthur Baker, ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ was Ash’s third Top 10 single in a row.
The video includes clips from the film featuring Cameron Diaz and Ewan McGregor and was directed by Hammer & Tongs (Blur – Coffee & TV, Sugergrass – Pumping on Your Stereo). Drummer Rick McMurray was taken ill with bronchitis during the filming of the video and replaced by a crew member for the latter parts.
The lyrics for ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ were inspired by the Robert Graves book ‘White Goddess’, and the track appeared on the US release of the band’s second full length album ‘Nu-clear Sounds’ in 1999.
Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash: ashband.lnk.to/TeenageWildLifeID
Ash have announced the release of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash released on 14th February through BMG and available in limited quantities with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD. Teenage Wildlife traces the band’s recording career from exuberant debut Jack Names The Planets through to the likes of Buzzkill from 2018’s top twenty album Islands whilst also including a brand new offering Darkest Hour Of The Night alongside thirteen Top 40 singles such as Girl From Mars, Goldfinger, Oh Yeah amid an array of the band’s recorded history.
The release of Teenage Wildlife will be accompanied by extensive live itinerary throughout Europe and Scandinavia, re-visiting many of the towns, cities and venues they have previously played over the years. Tickets available here: ashband.lnk.to/TicketsID
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