Title: There's No Other Way
Format: 12" Single
Catalogue Number: 12FOOD29
Year of Release: 1991
A1 There's No Other Way (Extended Version) (4:04)
A2 Inertia (3:54)
B1 Mr. Briggs (3:56)
B2 I'm All Over (2:00)
There's a whole extra 40 seconds of stuff on the extended version of There's No Other Way, compared to the album version, but to be honest it doesn't add a great deal (just elongated instrumental sections). Always considered a bit of a throwaway track by the band themselves, its baggy groove is very much of its time, but it remains a good tune with some great guitar work from the young Graham Coxon.
Inertia is the real winner on this EP though, and sufficient reason to get a copy. A beauty of a song, gentle and shoe-gazery in the psychedelic way, reminiscent of Sing and some of The Cure's Disintegration album.
Mr. Briggs pre-dates Pressure On Julian ('93), Tracy Jacks ('94) and Mr Robinson's Quango ('95), but is in a very similar vein. A very British song, that obviously didn't fit in with the feel of Leisure and was thus relegated to B-side status. Has a great la-la-la-la coda which builds in a manner not dissimilar to their classic tune Oily Water.
I'm All Over comes in at exactly 2 minutes, the same length as Song Two. That's where any similarity between the two songs ends though, as it is pure filler. A bit of band jamming and some average lyrics thrown over the top.