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billjermaine wrote:My introduction to So Hard was the 12-inch. Perfect and spine-tingling .. 30 square cm of glorious cover art to pore over as those Faltermeyer synths chimed in a new era and Neil's private paranoias slowly unravelled.

Miss those days when that was the first way to hear the track.

Me too..!!
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I too love So Hard, but remember the disappointment when I heard it for the first time. It was clear that the album(Behaviour) wasn't going to be like previous offerings, with big sounding singles etc. Of course, years later I appreciate Behaviour more than ever for it's subtlety and tonality. If I was being controversial I'd add that So Hard is to Behaviour what A Face Like That is to Elysiumn...

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Love So Hard, the look of the boys in the vid was perfect. see you all on 24th Sep 2025
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I remember going to my local Woolworths on release day after I'd finished 6th Form for the day to buy the CD, 7" and 12". Boy I feel old!
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I was going to University when this came out. As a matter of fact, it was the start of the Autumn semester. There was a small music store near the campus and that's where I bought the 12" and CD single. I must admit, their album Behavior wasn't what I was expecting, but the album really matured well over the past 25 years!

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My ex Tom and I have quoted the 'smoking' lines to each other for years, sometimes sung and sometimes with the actions too. We both fell in love with this when it was released.
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I ordered the US 12" from Esprit and it arrived on the Saturday 22nd.

Was well chuffed I had the record a couple days before release and that it had a slightly different sleeve to the UK release.

Needless to say I skipped 6th form on the day of release to go and buy the UK copies.

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#53 Post by Pertan »

And today 30 years since the release!!!

15 years since I first posted on this tread.

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And sadly 13 years since it was performed live. I can't wait for the Dreamworld version. :dance:
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#55 Post by herts101 »

Bought on cassette single during my school lunch break and played it for the first time in the car when my Dad stopped off at the garden centre on the way home!
Blown away by those synths!


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domino wrote: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 10:35 am And sadly 13 years since it was performed live. I can't wait for the Dreamworld version. :dance:
THIS a million times over.
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#57 Post by trafaelwyr »

When this single came out I was going to a university. I remember going to the local music store, buying the CD single and then listening to it back i my dorm room. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it given everything we'd gotten before from them. The sound was definitely different and it was just a glimpse of what we were about to get with Behavior.

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#58 Post by psbfannyc »

What an era. Chris has stated publicly that he doesn't like this song and did not feel it should have been on "Behaviour". He did state though, he loves the "Red Zone" remixes. I wonder "So Hard" will actually be on the upcoming greatest hits tour?

But for me the best part of this songs is:

"I'm always hoping you'll be faithful
but you're not I suppose
We've both given up smoking 'cause it's fatal
so whose matches are those?"

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#59 Post by psbfannyc »

psbfannyc wrote: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 1:12 pm What an era. Chris has stated publicly that he doesn't like this song and did not feel it should have been on "Behaviour". He did state though, he loves the "Red Zone" remixes. I wonder if "So Hard" will actually be on the upcoming greatest hits tour?

But for me the best part of this songs is:

"I'm always hoping you'll be faithful
but you're not I suppose
We've both given up smoking 'cause it's fatal
so whose matches are those?"

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#60 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

Their last self-penned UK Top 5 hit.
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