|Hank Dogs - 18 Dogs|
(Dec 09, 2004 - 19:27)
|I love Hank Dogs -- but I feel like I hear this particular song too often on RP. How about 'Bed of Rice', or 'Belief' or some others?
|Paloalto - Breathe In|
(Dec 09, 2004 - 19:08)
|Am I the only one who thinks he's sort of trying to sound like Bono?|
|Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart|
(Jan 12, 2004 - 21:07)
|I think this is one of those songs that you just have to be in the right place and mood for. Sitting in an office in front of tinny computer speakers is not that place. Driving through the barren lands of a Native American resevations in Oklahoma or Nevada or Oregon perhaps is.
Peter Garrett pretentious? In this song, I think he's just touching on the enormous emotions of lives destroyed and cultures shattered by ethnic cleansing and genocide. Pretty well done, in my opinion, and a powerful song in the right circumstances.
|Dada - Dizz Knee Land|
(Sep 07, 2003 - 17:25)
But it is funny how "I just flipped off President George" ports pretty well after all these years.
Funny, just a few days before I first heard this song here on RP, a friend forwarded me this image he put together from his photo of a recent visit Pres. Bush paid us here in Portland for a $2,000-a-plate fundraiser*. (He and a friend were driving down the highway when they saw the presidential motorcade coming in the other direction, so he grabbed his camera and....)
|Shawn Colvin - Shotgun down the Avalanche|
(Aug 28, 2003 - 12:26)
|I first heard this song as a gorgeous cover sung by the women folk/bluegrass/country band "Misty River" from Vancouver, Washington. They have a cut of it on their live album (see http://www.mistyriverband.com/). After hearing the original, I prefer their cover!
Incredible artists - definitely worth checking out if you like this kind of music.
|Greg Brown - Not High|
(Jul 29, 2003 - 14:26)
|Just about anything from Greg is incredible. If you haven't checked him out yet, do so by all means. He's been around for years - since at least the early 80's; did some great work with Bo Ramsey not too long ago. Check out www.gregbrown.org - an amazing, unique musician!
Please, more Greg on RP!
|Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Edit)|
(Jun 14, 2003 - 14:29)
Ahhh... and oldie but goodie. Thanks!
Wow, that makes me feel old. This album didn't come out THAT long ago! :) I remember when I first heard it - in a cafe New York's East Village - I was very taken with the ambient / acoustic / sampling mix, which I'd never heard before. Bought the album, didn't like the other songs.
It does sound less impressive on my computer speakers - I think this is the kind of song you need to be blasting on a system with very good bass while flying down the interstate through the suburbs. (ok, maybe just for me; it was a nice temporary escape from New Jersey)
Interesting note - the back of the album cover has an electronic schematic of a device you can build that's supposed to be able to tune out the voice of the radio DJ between songs (clearly in the days before Radio Paradise - I love Bill's introductions!)
|Radiohead - Optimistic|
(Jun 06, 2003 - 15:45)
Originally Posted by mr.selfdestruct:
Rolling Stone is reporting about the collaboration between Sigur Ros and Radiohead:
Sigur Ros return to the U.S. in October for a collaboration with Radiohead and choreographer Merce Cunningham at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The two bands will create music for Cunningham's troupe, which will dance to their live performances. "It's going to be quite experimental," says Birgisson. "On the day it's performed, we get to see the dance for the first time, and they hear the music. It will be spontaneous -- and strange."
Read the full article...
oh no, not Merce Cunningham! I sat through a dance performance of his (at Brooklyn Academy of Music, actually) a few years ago, and could not stand it !
but apparently he's hot stuff in the dance world. (just not in *my* world :D )
|Pink Floyd - Sheep|
(May 23, 2003 - 03:19)
|My favorite Floyd song! It blew me out of the water when I first heard it at age 14... and it still does! It really shows both their talents (Roger's voice melts exactly into a synthesizer - who else could do that, I wonder?), diverse styles and incredible creativity (kick-your-ass hard rock, to laid back, to hard rock, to spooky, to... that BRRAAAAAA!!! anthem-like ending... and then birds and sheep, ha-HAAAA!).
Whoever said "all style, no content" - hey, you've got to listen to the whole album. Sheep. It's a metaphor. Not too difficult.
Oh yes, Animals rocks. And it's relatively unknown, which makes it all the sweeter to listen to! :D
|Koop - Glomd|
(May 23, 2003 - 00:34)
|Aaaa, what is that intial flute bit from?!? it's from some orchestral suite, I think, but for the life of me I can't remember what - and it's driving me nuts! I keep thinking either Vaughan Williams or Rimsky-Korsakoff... Anyone know?
Neat song. I'm generally not much into electronica, but I love hearing it now and then in the mix to spice things up.
|Duran Duran - Ordinary World (Acoustic)|
(May 23, 2003 - 00:28)
|i dunno, there's something about Duran Duran I just love, even though they neither sing (as the end of this song painfully shows) nor play all that well. Cheese factor counts for something as well...
One of their best songs, I think, is "Palomino" - don't remember which album it's off of - it didn't get a lot of airplay at the time, but man it is worth checking out. :D
|U2 - One|
(May 22, 2003 - 23:30)
|Excellent, excellent song. Whenever he gets to "love is a temple (Templar?), love the higher law" I always remember that at that point in the video (the one that looked like a Heineken commercial, not the weird black-and-white one with the buffalo) he suddenly stops mouthing the words and lets his dubbed voice carry it. Gives me chills.
But please, don't overplay it! It was played too much when it first came out as it is. I'd hate to add this one to my list of classic rock radio songs I've heard once too many times. :(
|Tori Amos - Crucify|
(May 22, 2003 - 23:10)
Please GOD-make her STOP!!
This no-talent chick ripped off Kate Bush, et al.
I disagree. Most Kate Bush makes my skin crawl (nothing against her - just something about her voice - has no depth) - but I love just about any Tori. :)
|Johnny Cash - One|
(May 19, 2003 - 18:25)
|Johnny Cash takes some getting used to, especially for those of us who didn't grow up with his music. I know I just did *not* understand what was so great about what seemed, to me (of the little snips of his songs I'd occasionally hear) sappy old country -- until I saw a poster of him giving the finger to the camera and realized, "hmmm, there must be something more to his music". I gave him more of a listen and came to understand the magic of Johnny.
For those who don't know why he is the original badass, though, I can totally understand why his voice on this cover (or, say, on U2's "Wandering", which is where I first heard him) may make one wonder, 'why the heck did they ask this guy to sing?'
Add my voice to the "two great tastes that taste terrible together" choir. Old U2 and Johnny are (individually) awesome and rare on the radio these days - please play more!
|Jackie McAuley - Ride The Peace Train|
(May 16, 2003 - 00:44)
|good song - never heard of him before. bits and pieces in there sound oddly like Peter Gabriel and They Might Be Giants, very strange....|
|Jethro Tull - A New Day Yesterday|
(May 16, 2003 - 00:26)
|one of Tull's great old songs where they just ROCK OUT. I get sick of Ian's flute on some of newer stuff - but this song and album are always a treat. Love the off-beat rhythm of this one. |
|The Alarm - Strength|
(May 16, 2003 - 00:21)
|First I thought it was the guy from the lead role in that movie 'Boogie Nights' (remember the part where he tries to be a rock star?). And then, for one brief, horrifying moment, I thought it was a new U2 song I hadn't heard before. Then I looked at the playlist.
Yikes. I'm all for diversity, but geez... (or should I say, cheese?).
|Paris Combo - Señor|
(May 15, 2003 - 22:55)
|eeehhh.... sounds like Pink Martini (OK, Pink Martini sounds like them). I never really liked this sort of music to just listen to at home -- as opposed to, say, a smoky lounge in Paris.|
|The Cure - A Forest (tree mix)|
(May 15, 2003 - 22:52)
|ah, The Cure... love 'em or hate 'em - I think it's his voice. Personally, I love 'em, and I'd say this song is pretty OK - a good once a year song.
Nicely balances out the sappier (to my ears) stuff that sometimes comes through on RP. :)
|Hank Dogs - 18 Dogs|
(May 15, 2003 - 22:40)
|Hanks Dogs is such an excellent band - can't get enough of them, please play more! This song took a while to grow on me (took a while to understand what they heck she was saying), but now I like it quite a lot.|
|Corey Stevens - Road To Zen|
(May 15, 2003 - 22:37)
|lame lame lame.... so much of what's on RP is awesome - and then there are songs like this. please, make it stop!