|Tricky - Evolution Revolution Love|
(Oct 08, 2010 - 02:18)
|I think I would like this song without Live's lead singer in it. I typically like his stuff but the way he pronounces some of the words is annoying and his chorus is just out of place. I haven't listened to it in a while but I feel like there were better songs on the album than this one.|
|Jon Brion - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind|
(Jul 11, 2010 - 21:26)
|I noticed that this is simply called 'Theme' on my version of the CD. Must be why the links to Amazon/iTunes here aren't working. |
Great song, thought I'd add that in case anyone goes looking for a version.
|Puscifer - Momma Sed|
(Apr 01, 2010 - 14:41)
|Very happy to hear this here. Maynard has a permanent place on my playlist.|
|Radiohead - Reckoner|
(Sep 10, 2009 - 00:11)
|I know Bill likes the unique covers. Thought this one fit the qualification: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUmmsMeHAaE|
|DJ Schmolli - God's Gonna Cut You Down|
(Mar 19, 2009 - 18:56)
| x3n0b07 wrote:|
I appreciate this track the same way.
You're good. :)
This is the first time I've heard it. Cranked it way up because you're exactly right, this is art!
|Cat Power - The Greatest|
(Feb 20, 2009 - 09:36)
|I'm grateful for RP for a lot of reasons. One of them being for introducing me to Cat Power's music.|
|The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home|
(Feb 19, 2009 - 08:47)
| TheFriendlyCat wrote:|
good music for watching snow swirl by your window on a grey day. The piano is reminiscent of someone... sufjan stevens?
Edit: not sufjan... can't think of who it is
maybe its coldplay... but i don't think so... oh well
its still pretty!
I was thinking Sufjan myself...
|The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine|
(Feb 18, 2009 - 13:28)
| romeotuma wrote:|
Love it... love this whole album...
I have a feeling I'll always come back to 'Abbey Road' but this one is my favorite right now.
|Julee Cruise - Falling (Twin Peaks Theme)|
(Feb 16, 2009 - 10:34)
| rtrudeau wrote:|
I've never seen a TV series start out so strong and then get so bad so quickly. Nevertheless, this song was and is great. Perfect for the mood of the show.
It doesn't get any better than the episode with Coop administering the quote from the book of the dead.
And when Heather Graham appeared, I knew it was over.
Funny how the music can be the most loved memory of something like this. I'll always cherish memories of sitting on the couch with my girlfriend while the opening credits roll.
|Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days|
(Feb 13, 2009 - 15:35)
|Love this. Though I should add that I'm a sucker for anything Cornell touches. Anyone hear his "Billy Jean" version?|
|Joe Jackson - Friday|
(Feb 13, 2009 - 15:16)
| JohnBauer wrote:|
Joe Jackson is the standard-bearer for smokers' perceived right to light up anyplace they please, the toxic effects of second-hand smoke be damned. (click here)
I boycott his music on philosophical grounds, not that I was ever a big fan.
It seems he's saying there are no toxic effects. I do have to wonder - it seems the indoor ban has been more about dealing a blow to the institution of smoking than on real public health.
|Bruce Lash - Lithium|
(Feb 13, 2009 - 09:26)
|Despite the low ratings this song gets, I hope Bill keeps playing stuff like this. It's exactly what I come to RP for. Variety, originality. This doesn't happen on very many stations. It almost adds a little wit to the programming, like a little inside joke or something. Brought a smile to my face, I guess is all I'm saying, and I hope it doesn't stop.|
|The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps|
(Jan 30, 2009 - 10:32)
| Shimmer wrote:|
One of the most annoying things about RP is Bill's refusal to use this band's correct name. It is "The Beatles", not just "Beatles". Just look at the album cover, Bill!
I think it's more of an organizing thing. Under some databases, "The Beatles" ends up in the T's instead of the B's where some would prefer they belong.
|Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick|
(Jan 29, 2009 - 15:04)
|I will sadly report that Jethro Tull came on at my favorite neighborhood pub last night. It maybe got two minutes into the song before someone started shouting to change the station. Maybe fellas can't feel like manly beer-drinkers while a flute is playing...|
|David Bowie - Helden|
(Jan 29, 2009 - 09:32)
| spaceman wrote:|
Bleh. This just sounds weird, and not in a good way.
Let's hear the original, please. Danke.
I have trouble with the translated versions too. It's fun to hear here every now and then for a change.
A big part of music is the sound of the words. I think also, a big part of why songs hit are the choice of words. It's very difficult to ever capture the original spirit of the song in a translation. It's just not the same, no matter how hard they try.
|The Cure - Love Song|
(Jan 28, 2009 - 14:06)
|This song always belongs in a set with 'Could You Be Loved'.|
|The Beatles - We Can Work It Out|
(Jan 27, 2009 - 15:17)
| erichb wrote:|
Shocking that this is the 1st time this has been spun on RP
There's a version of this song off of 'One' that was played before this version.
|Sia - Academia|
(Jul 10, 2008 - 12:29)
|If you are a number you're infinityplusone. I wish I could type that as awkwardly as it sounds.|
|Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here|
(Jul 09, 2008 - 12:02)
Bill is putting together a mighty fine string of outstanding music (but.....I'm not getting any work done!)
Today too! Anyone else been listening the last 4 hours or so? 10 10 10 10 10 10...
|Radiohead - Nude|
(Jul 03, 2008 - 13:51)
|All right, you win! I'll get the durn album!|
|R.E.M. - One|
(Jul 03, 2008 - 09:29)
|I hope this is a lead-in to one of Bill's cover sets. Perhaps U2 covering someone? Or someone covering REM next?|
|Patsy Cline - Crazy|
(Jul 01, 2008 - 10:34)
10:28 am - Patsy Cline - Crazy
10:25 am - Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
10:21 am - The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
Bill, that's one cray-zee playlist!
And apparently he's not done...
|Alanis Morissette - Moratorium|
(Jul 01, 2008 - 09:24)
Compared to who? Britney, Avril? I think the problem with Alanis is one of perception, probably coming from her huge popularity, a thing in North America normally associated with the "pure corporate created rock" mentioned in your post. But objectively, what is she doing wrong? The musicianship is competent, she writes, she sings (ok, some might bash there...), she does her own thing and it's felt, hell, I could be describing Sarah McLachlan here (using another "over stylized" Canadian to make my point - and even, Sarah doesn't write as much). Yet McLachlan is rarely accused of not being a true artist. I used to think Alanis' music was blatant commercial Pop too (because of the airplay mainly) until I paid closer attention (that is, gave it a spin home, and listened). Now I have most of her records and they are worthy. In fact, she's one of the few artists in my whole collection that grew on me through initial aversion.
Nice post. It's hard to get past that pop-veneer sometimes and really judge the musicianship beneath. Especially with all the stuff that's being thrown down our throats these days. I mean Scarlett Johanssen did a Tom Waits cover album. Where do you even start with something like that?
|Death Cab For Cutie - No Sunlight|
(Jun 30, 2008 - 13:54)
Why is RP pushing this group so hard?
In my opinion, it's because each song on this new album is good.
|Alanis Morissette - Citizen Of The Planet|
(Jun 27, 2008 - 10:27)
|Really? This is Alanis? Seems very different to me. The comparisons to Bond music seem very apt. This is a side of her I didn't know about but I actually like it.|
|A Perfect Circle - The Noose|
(Jun 13, 2008 - 07:43)
I must be the only one who can't stand this song.
It is a little surprising how many people on this thread are chomping at the bit for more APC/Tool!
They're definitely on the heavier end of the eclectic RP spectrum. Still, it seems to me that that must be some indication there's room for a little more here.
|Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah|
(Jun 11, 2008 - 14:17)
Everytime I hear this song the rating drops a notch. Watch out 1, here we come!
Really? I only like it more each time I hear it.
|Bruce Cockburn - If a Tree Falls|
(May 19, 2008 - 15:06)
I have a bunch of this guy and have never heard this one. Not my favorite but I like the message. I think it could grow on me. yuck yuck
I like the message as well, and I'm cranky today, so I'll keep my rating to myself till the next listen.
|Rodrigo y Gabriela - Stairway to Heaven|
(Apr 30, 2008 - 13:35)
Please take this off the playlist!
I think they have all of Page's technical ability and only a shred of his genius musicality.
|Dave Alvin - Highway 61|
(Apr 28, 2008 - 13:53)
I never really "heard" this song till now.
I still don't quite get it. It's the exchange right at the start that bugs me. The words seem awkward and don't flow real well to my ear.
|Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away|
(Apr 28, 2008 - 13:22)
Calling this "Pink Floyd" is a bit of a stretch.
What?! I think this is some of their best work!!!
|Trespassers William - Different Stars|
(Apr 22, 2008 - 09:32)
Has some sounds like Minnie Driver's "Wire" too...
Indeed! I came here expecting this to be another off that album. This one isn't quite as compelling as the Driver to me though.
|Pearl Jam - Better Man|
(Apr 16, 2008 - 12:29)
Am I just being nostalgic for my college days, or has Pearl Jam really proven to be as timeless as I think they are?
I could just be nostalgic too, but I really believe they'll be remembered in coming days the way Hendrix and Pink Floyd are remembered today. Yes I used them all in the same sentence.
|Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna|
(Apr 10, 2008 - 09:25)
|I try to keep an open mind, but sometimes I start to worry that some of his songs will never end.|
|David Byrne - Like Humans Do|
(Feb 14, 2008 - 08:42)
LOL that's what I was gonna say.....
I have tested many an installation of Media Player to this 'tune'
I worked at an electronics store for a while and one night the guys in the computers department decided to set all the pc's to play this song at the same time.
The customers seemed rather bewildered to walk into a department with 15+ computers playing the same song.
|Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism|
(Feb 14, 2008 - 08:15)
This song always brings me back to the scene in Six Feet Under where Claire smokes weed with her friends in her room, whilst listening to this song.
Ah, good times.
9 for the good times here too. Somehow Death Cab resonates emotionally more deeply for me than most other music. I am not saying I like it that much more but it's been so much easier to associate their songs with moments and people in my life.
|The Beatles - Across The Universe|
(Feb 04, 2008 - 16:03)
Hey all. I'm in another Galaxy and listening to this tune.
I suppose most (Americans anyway) people consider Canada to be another galaxy indeed.
|The Beatles - Revolution|
(Jan 30, 2008 - 13:49)
My left and right ears are so confused. Guitar right, percussions left... It's maddening! Make it go away!
What is with that guitar anyway? I thought my speakers were jacked for a minute.
|Tom McRae - A Day Like Today|
(Jan 30, 2008 - 12:26)
|I'm glad Bill is still playing Tom McRae. Thanks, there aren't many musicians that are as meaningful to me as this fella. I know my tastes don't exactly match the rest of the world, but I can't figure out why he hasn't caught on. |
|Trail of Dead - Let It Dive|
(Jan 23, 2008 - 15:59)
I agree. the rest of this is throw away.
And this song isn't as good as most of the Source Tags and Codes CD.
I really like the album. Actually I got into it for the last 3-4 songs on it. Sometimes Bill plays them straight through and they work really well as a complete set. Some great music, from my perspective.
|Neil Young - Ordinary People|
(Oct 10, 2007 - 14:52)
Thought this song would NEVER end.
I am a big NY fan but cant stand this one.
I came to this forum to voice these exact sentiments. Maybe it'll grow on us?
It just doesn't seem like there's enough content to warrant the length of this song.
|The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket |
(Oct 08, 2007 - 15:44)
Wow- 90% of those saying that this song sucks are saying that because they heard it too much on the radio. Nice way to judge a song kids...
Yep, and then after the guy says "It's overplayed," then another guy says "Good way to judge a song," and then someone else says "There's a reason this song was played so much," and then the next person says "I don't understand why it was played so much - this song sucks" and then "No way, this is great, you have bad taste" ad infinitum.
I wonder if there's some sort of a script that could redirect this conversation from each song page to a single consolidated place on the forum.
|Butthole Surfers - Pepper|
(Oct 08, 2007 - 15:11)
good thing 'loser' was on the album 'mellow gold', not 'odelay'.
Yeah, but I still want to know about the football player rapist. Is he a football player or does he target football players?
|Porcupine Tree - My Ashes|
(Sep 27, 2007 - 13:49)
Free. Tell you what -- just pull one of those Canadian garbage trucks up to PTs back door and we'll start loading, musicians and all. They'll be delivered sometime next week to the Vancouver landfill on 72nd Street. We'll even throw in that knucklehead fan who thinks they're the greatest thing since the "mighty" Pearl Jam. All yours.
|The Shins - New Slang (When You Notice the Stripes)|
(Sep 27, 2007 - 09:12)
most overrated band of the last ten years maybe.
Overrated? Maybe they don't have the exposure here that they do other places, but I'd say the Shins are barely even rated enough to be 'over-rated'.
|The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979|
(Sep 26, 2007 - 15:11)
|Do you have that song, you know, that one song that you feel you identify with for some reason and no matter when it plays it grabs your attention for the moment? This is that song for me, it's not my favorite all time, but somehow it grabs me and I think of some of the previous moments that existed where I heard it and wonder about the future moments where I will hear it and somehow for the briefest time they all seem like they are the same.|
|Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah|
(Sep 25, 2007 - 15:42)
one of those stop-what-you're-doing-and-listen moments
Which is even more profound to discover that you're not the only one. :)
|Minnie Driver - Wire|
(Aug 08, 2007 - 15:04)
Any chance of other Minnie songs, Bill? I like this and now you've got me wondering what else she's done...
I'll second it!
|Patty Griffin - Tony|
(Jul 18, 2007 - 17:39)
|I believe that this song right here solidified my affection for Patty Griffin into a flaming crush.|
|Bonobo - Between The Lines (feat. Bajka)|
(Apr 20, 2007 - 14:29)
It's still not a good enough beat to get me to procreate with a monkey face to face.
I'd need a blindfold or a shot of bourbon.
Maybe 2 shots.
|The Beatles - Dig A Pony|
(Apr 20, 2007 - 09:43)
|Thank God for RP. How come the Beatles' best songs are almost always NOT their #1s?|
|Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is|
(Apr 19, 2007 - 11:09)
Why do people have such a problem with what they perceive as "overplayed" music?!
If it didn't get "overplayed" you wouldn't have heard in the first place!
Jeezz people, just turn down your volume, if you have such a dis-like of something and let the rest of us enjoy it!
Bill plays music for all of us!
I know, there are two kinds of comments on this forum that I'm tired of. The "this song is overplayed" comments, and the "What's wrong with overplayed" comments. Can we just all agree to not speak of this from now on? It really has very little value, discussion-wise.
|Pearl Jam - Given To Fly|
(Mar 07, 2007 - 12:09)
physicsgenius, you don´t seem to like anything. i suggest you move on to another radio station.
I hope he doesn't, he's my favorite troll.
|Koop - Koop Island Blues (w/ Ane Brun)|
(Mar 07, 2007 - 08:56)
lol. how is this happier than portishead? it's still sad. but i suppose to each their own.
Still depressing, but it's got that jazzy upbeat contrast, isn't it?
|Vienna Teng - My Medea|
(Mar 05, 2007 - 11:06)
Suzanne Vega, then Vienna Teng...if Bill plays Tori Amos next, we hit the trifecta...
How about Sarah Mac?
|Neil Young - Dont Let It Bring You Down|
(Feb 27, 2007 - 12:06)
Her version captured that intense moment of the film perfectly. She brought a maddening sensuality to it... I like Neil's but Annie's is crazy hot.
I like Annie's better too, but Neil made me smile on a day that I could use to smile a little. :)
|Flaming Lips - In The Morning Of The Magician|
(Feb 09, 2007 - 16:30)
|Wow. The laughter track in the background is very effective somehow. Does anyone else feel that surreal quality seep into your office when this song comes on?|
|Nouvelle Vague - Friday Night Saturday Morning|
(Dec 13, 2006 - 15:36)
((reaching for revolver to stick in mouth))
Gotta take the bitter with the sweet, I guess. I've heard some real gems here on RP.
No kidding... But I love the tragic stuff...
|Regina Spektor - On The Radio|
(Dec 12, 2006 - 16:10)
|On the Radio (Paradise)!
On the Radio (Paradise)!
Love this song, it's a great addition to RP. :))))
|R.E.M. - Orange Crush|
(Oct 12, 2006 - 12:19)
|So I've heard that background before, the army chanting. I know it was in a Type-O-Negative song too (which cracks me up that them and REM both used it). Is it from a movie too? I'm going to guess it's a Full Metal Jacket thing?|
|Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows|
(Sep 14, 2006 - 12:57)
Is the rest of the disc like this? Meaning is it as good as this song?
I love this CD. The only parts I don't go for quite as much are when the other guy (the bassist, I believe) takes over to sing. He's not bad, but not as good. I guess he's good for variety, anyway. If you like that song, then definitely get the album.
|Julee Cruise - Falling (Twin Peaks Theme)|
(Sep 14, 2006 - 12:02)
|I was thinking of the KLF - the White Room track, I believe. Doesn't it start with that same bass line? Did they sample it from here do you think?|
|U2 - Dancing Barefoot|
(Jul 20, 2006 - 12:19)
This version doesn't offer anything new or better or even different, for that matter, than the original. If a cover doesn't add anything, why bother?
I suppose it's a good segue into a different Patti Smith song.
I think it's fun when Bill follows a cover with another cover by the original artist of the previous song. It's like a game, play along!
|Stevie Ray Vaughan - Riviera Paradise|
(Jul 20, 2006 - 09:30)
A bit too smooth for my tastes.
That's exactly what I was just thinking. I don't know, maybe I'm just in the wrong mood. I'm usually a big fan of Stevie.
|John Martyn - Glory Box|
(Jul 12, 2006 - 13:33)
Nice, I was trying to remember who sang this song.
Thanks. I agree, Portishead's version is much better.
Me three - this is another cover that is all right but I'd just as soon hear the real version. The live Portishead version makes this one sound happy.
|Bif Naked - Nothing Else Matters|
(Jul 05, 2006 - 12:20)
|I have to say there are a few Bif Naked songs that would be better here than this pretty straight-forward cover.|
|Eagles - Seven Bridges Road|
(Apr 24, 2006 - 14:17)
Had to comment... annoying. When is their greatest hits #99 being released?
You might be aware, but their one Greatest Hits album (1971-75) is the best selling album of all time, even above Thriller or The Wall.
|Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California|
(Apr 17, 2006 - 13:27)
|I was actually kind of surprised to hear the new RHCP single here. I like it! Maybe the new Tool will be RP-friendly enough to show up here too?|
|Tori Amos - The Beekeeper|
(Apr 05, 2006 - 16:34)
After listening to this unendurable song almoast all the way trhrough, for the sake of being fair, I lowered my rating from a 2 to a 1. Gawd, the final (unending) strain is here. Now my nausea can be relieved.
Really, this is one of her songs that I like. And I'm less than 50/50 on them.
|Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit|
(Apr 05, 2006 - 13:40)
I think you mean the Pixies.
Yeah, the Pixies were there first, but they didn't do what Nirvana did to the scene. I've been through Cobain's journals (it's a good potty book) and he doesn't mention the Pixies, so I'm pretty sure they didn't influence him either. Anyone know for sure?
|Sigur Rós - Untitled Track 8|
(Feb 28, 2006 - 12:08)
"Untitled Track 8" ... Strange name for a song-title!?!
All the tracks on this album are untitled. Seems to fit with the album title: ( )
|Jane's Addiction - Jane Says|
(Feb 27, 2006 - 15:29)
Perhaps not all excellent, and certainly not all my favorites, but 1986 wasn't such a bad year:
"Walk Of Life," Dire Straits
"Tonight She Comes," Cars
"Manic Monday," Bangles
"Harlem Shuffle," Rolling Stones
"Invisible Touch," Genesis
"Sledgehammer," Peter Gabriel
"Higher Love," Steve Winwood
"The Way It Is," Bruce Hornsby & The Range
'Sledgehammer' was a joke that you just threw in there, right? : )
|Portishead - Glory Box|
(Feb 27, 2006 - 12:22)
if you like portishead you should watch their live at NYC DVD. aweeesome.
I was just going to say, I have one of their live CD's and the version of this song on there is actually better than the recorded one. Of course, their style definitely lends itself more to a live performance. What with the smokey-ballroom-style vocals and all.
|Blind Boys of Alabama - Amazing Grace|
(Feb 27, 2006 - 11:29)
More of RP's amazing library. And the House of the Rising Sun treatment is wonderful!
I'm just glad that I wasn't just imagining the 'House of the Rising Sun' thing...
|A Perfect Circle - A Stranger|
(Feb 22, 2006 - 11:42)
|This makes me very happy. : ))))))))
Well, the music itself is a little depressing, but I'm always happy to hear APC on RP...
|Peter Gabriel - Growing Up|
(Feb 14, 2006 - 15:42)
The song sucks,but the quality of the recording is really good.Give it a try with headphones.
Sucks? Sucks?!? I suppose you're going to say "but I really liked Sledgehammer" next... Okay, I'm just giving you a hard time, but definitely think it's at least one of his better songs.
I'm going to argue about it being monotonous too. My favorite is the ebb and flow of the song. The first time the song builds it's followed by a very cool head-bobbin' break down (yes, especially with headphones!). The second build is almost a let down because I find myself expecting the same break down again but he just drops it all off and leaves you hanging.
Maybe it's just me and I'm rambling here.
|The Doors - Love Street|
(Feb 14, 2006 - 12:41)
|Wait a minute, Bill said he didn't know if he was going to do a V-Day set yet I'm seeing:
The Doors - Love Street
Pixies - La La Love You
The Troggs - Love is All Around
Bruce Cockburn - Southland of the Heart
Hmm, the plot thickens...
|Audioslave - Hypnotize|
(Jan 23, 2006 - 10:16)
|That was a righteous mix in from the Loop Guru song.
I'm pretty sure I'd like to hear about the woman that broke Chris Cornell's heart and caused him to write the incredibly moving lyrics in some of his songs.
|Live - Lightning Crashes|
(Jan 19, 2006 - 16:55)
Really now... do we really need to hear this AGAIN? I mean EVER?
Yes! Again and again and again. Sorry, I'm in love today so I'm gushing about everything. But, still - 10 from me on this song.
I HEART RP for playing Live.
|Ben Harper - Faded|
(Jan 17, 2006 - 10:23)
what does this mean exactly?
It means: Racerx Owes The Fed Lots of Money for Acronym Overuse.
|Steely Dan - Aja|
(Jan 05, 2006 - 11:51)
I don't think that there's a single Steely Dan song that I like. They have always grated on my nerves. I can't explain it, but no matter when or where I hear them, I've got to turn down the volume or change the station.
I agree, it's really not bad stuff, but I don't enjoy it either. Just cheesy and uninspiring.
|Miss Chaos - Mama Cries|
(Nov 22, 2005 - 13:39)
|There's something about songs like this with no words that says so much more than 'traditional' music. Music is already great with associations, but songs like this the associations are that much more meaningful and stronger. Mama Cries would probably be just another pretty song if it didn't cause me to think of someone I really care about every time it comes on.|
|Thirteen Senses - Do No Wrong|
(Nov 21, 2005 - 18:05)
|After getting used to Into the Fire on here, this song almost leaves me looking for some sort of resolution. Sounds a lot like it but doesn't have the same climaxes that the other does.
It works though, especially when it's followed by Karma Police. ^_^
|Muse - Endlessly|
(Oct 26, 2005 - 14:04)
I love the band, I love the album, the song is...on...the..album. The better stuff may be a bit too heavy for RP I suppose.
That's a shame in my own opionion, some pretty sad, slow stuff gets played here, and relatively often. What harm would it be to play some of the harder stuff every now and then?
|Sophie Zelmani - Hard To Know|
(Oct 25, 2005 - 14:02)
I Just want to have sex with her voice LOL
I think I'd be just as happy to pass that up if she'd just sing me lullabyes while I drifted to sleep.
|Sarah Harmer - Almost|
(Oct 24, 2005 - 12:08)
|I don't get the complaints about songs being overplayed here. Pretty sure there aren't many songs on RP that get played much more than a few times a week, are there?
Of course, mainstream radio has the 10 times a day rotation, but I'm pretty sure I've never heard this song on the radio.
|Faith No More - Stripsearch|
(Oct 21, 2005 - 13:38)
hey, man, i've heard bungle's vanity fair get some good rotation on the LRC, as of late. patton's infiltrating RP, methinks.
Mike Patton definitely deserves a place in any eclectic rock rotation.
|Tears For Fears - Mad World|
(Oct 18, 2005 - 17:06)
|I agree with most of the posts here. I'd definitely be okay with just the Gary Jules version being played here. I know that this is the original but this just seems like a tasteless parody of Jules'.|
|Bad Livers - I'm Convicted|
(Oct 18, 2005 - 11:17)
|I'll be the first to give this one a 10.
Only to average out the 1 it got, it's better than many of the songs on RP.
|Live - Selling The Drama|
(Oct 17, 2005 - 14:22)
I agree, they took a decent piece of music, and infused it with stupid lyrics - a great fault of this band all through it's career.
I absolutely love Live and really wish I could argue with you guys there. This album isn't so bad lyrics-wise, but Secred Samadhi is just terrible. Though the rumor is that they channeled some of their lyrics. I'm thinking for future reference they should probably find some spirits that aren't using the same stuff as they were.
|Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad|
(Sep 21, 2005 - 11:45)
|I hate when I leave the office and I see I missed a song like this one. Would it bother anyone if we played this one again?
Hrm. Guess so.
|Sheryl Crow - Letter To God|
(Sep 19, 2005 - 16:01)
doesn't inspire me - if good music makes you want to hear it again - i wouldn't , i don't hate it - it just - doesn't do anything
Hahah, sounds like Bill agrees with you...
|Morphine - Radar|
(Sep 14, 2005 - 11:30)
|I'd disagree with the comment that Pearl Jam sounds like anyone else, but agree with the comment in the same line about the sax and voice creating a unique jam.
Love those dirty saxes!
|Weezer - Island In The Sun|
(Sep 14, 2005 - 10:41)
Nice one! BTW, I was thinking that their new single Beverly Hills would go with the whole Cake environment we have over here. Anyone agree?
Nooooo, please don't upload that song here. I used to like Weezer fine but that song ruined them for me. I can hear two beats from the song and have it running in my head all day...
|Paul Simon - The Sound of Silence|
(Sep 07, 2005 - 13:24)
|I'd never really listened to the lyrics to this song, maybe because of how profound the music itself is. They're amazing too:
|Ian Brown - Keep What Ya Got|
(Sep 07, 2005 - 13:22)
|Maybe this places me a little bit out of the RP sphere but does any one else hear a Kenny Rodgers' "Lady" intro here?
Gets me every time!
|Oliver Mtukudzi - Tapindwa Nei|
(Sep 07, 2005 - 10:05)
I'll be the first to admit, I originally could not find room for this in my head. I rated it low ,2/3. Called it 'subtitle' music.
Now... a 6 and , I think , growing.
Kinda WORLD MUSIC -like Neat rhythms, soothing 'lyrics' not at all bad.
I'm going the other way with it, liked it at first but the subtle parts of the music are starting to wear on me. I wouldn't call it dorky, but...
|Amina - Hemipode|
(Sep 06, 2005 - 14:18)
|That's a musical saw. George Crumb uses those in his compositions sometimes! Don't I sound smart? No, actually my boss just told me that.|
|Beck - Broken Drum|
(Aug 22, 2005 - 14:46)
That was an excellent follow up to Porcelain. I love this place.
|Blind Melon - Change|
(Aug 19, 2005 - 13:29)
Whoa! Not what I was expecting to read in the comments.
It's a pretty lively song. I bet it really get things moving for you.
Ooohh very clever....
|Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free|
(Aug 19, 2005 - 12:00)
I'm not convinced by the female singer in it but this part is particuluarly ironic (goes with the sunscreen thing I guess):
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
|Sophie Zelmani - Going Home|
(Aug 17, 2005 - 17:01)
|Not sure if it was intentional or not but did anyone else notice that this it being played at quitting time on the West Coast?
|Sinead Lohan - No Mermaid|
(Aug 16, 2005 - 12:53)
|Very nice indeed, how about following it up with some Tom McRae - Mermaid blues?
|The Magic Numbers - Mornings Eleven|
(Aug 12, 2005 - 14:33)
I´m listening to it for the second time.
It´s better than the first time...maybe some day I will love it
Okay, it might actually be growing on me. A couple more listens and I might have to bump the rating as Bill suggested!
|Yoshida Brothers - Storm|
(Jul 24, 2005 - 20:08)
Question: This song is at a 7.1 rank currently so how come it does not get as much airplay as other songs that are ranked below it?(popular site rankings of songs at 5.9, 6.1 and 7 e.g.)
I heard this song once. It actually made me register on this site and caught my ear. The medlodic sound of instruments used for "Western" music rythms when these are made to carry a different tempo and medley line altogether is as intriguing and interesting as Harrison's sitar on Within Without.
Question: How long does it take to get a request on the air?
I made a request for this song days ago. I am 9 hours ahead of California, which mean that at 6 am it is 3pm here. I made my request with the hope of being sensitive to my time zone in scheduling - no point in playing my request at 3am my time. But the song has not been played in 6 days since my first request.
What's up with that? How does making a request work?
On the chance that my email requests are not getting through - spam file? - I thought to post here.
Maybe the programmer will see it, if new posts are viewed and maybe not. Maybe my emails will be found and maybe someone will let me know when to listen next for this song. Posting here is less direct communication, but this seems to be the best I can do to communicate my request.
Let's hear this one again in Poland, please.
And that's your answer: 7 days. Remember that at RP they handcraft the playlists so obviously when requests are put in they're subjected totally to the whim of the powers that be. I'm sure songs are played sooner and later than this one was. I'm guessing the song request is on the page so Bill can be reminded of songs he's forgotten about.
I agree it's a great song though! Cheers!
|Iron & Wine - Love and Some Verses|
(Jul 24, 2005 - 16:08)
Nice tune, but what is up with all the subdued vocals so common in todays music. What ever happened to vocalists like Steve Perry or Robert Plant that could just about bust glass with their power?
They're still out there, just seem to be less prevalent. Chris Cornell is the first voice that comes to mind.
|Beck - Qué Onda Guero|
(Jul 24, 2005 - 15:33)
HA! Heard the Yanni Cassette reference.
:) I was hoping Bill would follow this up with some Yanni..!
...nah, Cake works
|Alpinestars - Carbon Kid (w/ Brian Molko)|
(Jul 21, 2005 - 16:57)
eh.. this is too cool for me.
^^^I didn't realize why this song bugged me till I read that post! I think I'm in the same boat.
|Muse - Endlessly|
(Jul 21, 2005 - 13:12)
|I liked this album right away so I thought I'd hate it after a few listens. Two months later I'm still jamming to it in my car.
Go out and get it, it's very good!
|The Magic Numbers - Mornings Eleven|
(Jul 18, 2005 - 14:52)
|Not a bad song necessarily but bad enough to catch my attention and motivate me to turn down my computer speakers.
Maybe it'll grow on me?
|Apocalyptica - Farewell|
(Jul 15, 2005 - 13:36)
I listen all day at work with the volume turned down low. Had to crank this up a bit and listen closer. I love it.
Exactly what I did! Though this song gives me the chills at any volume.
|Turin Brakes - Pain Killer (Summer Rain)|
(Jun 20, 2005 - 12:12)
I LOVE this song, it's so catchy, except I don't like the chorus.
This is not another cowbell joke - I actually think there IS a cowbell in it!
|Travis - Sing|
(Jun 15, 2005 - 11:55)
|Amazing how your experience can change your impression of a song. I didn't hardly notice this song on the record until one day I heard someone who is very special to me singing it to herself. When I hear it now I can't help but think about that moment.|
|Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore|
(Jun 13, 2005 - 12:12)
|We had a huge snowstorm in Colorado a couple years ago and finally when the snow stopped and the sun came out we went out to shovel the snow. There was at least 18" (way more in the drifts) of snow on the ground and the sun was gleaming off it like it only does here. My roommate put on some Zeppelin and piped it thru his window outside and this song came on just as people were starting to come out.
The intro echoed about the block (it wasn't real loud but seemed to carry for some reason). It was very surreal and very memorable. Beautiful moment, won't forget it!
|Chris Isaak - I Wonder|
(May 25, 2005 - 17:57)
|I was starting to worry about this set too!
Something about his voice just calms me so completely. And I'm not usually game for the twang...
|Blind Melon - Change|
(Apr 21, 2005 - 15:59)
|This song hit me just right today. Great counterpoint to No Rain, yes, but also to all the crap we deal with in this absurd world we live in. |
|Rachael Yamagata - Paper Doll|
(Apr 01, 2005 - 10:20)
I seriously don't understand the modern aversion to melody. This is not a song. This is noodling around. It's like modern paintings in that respect--all form, no content. Sure, the colors are nice and as an experiment it is totally valid to call it art. But at some point, you have to connect to people.
To each his own... I must say that this song (and most of her music) has certainly made a connection with me. I think that because of the form and "experimental" nature her music connects with people.
Besides, most of her music is influenced by classic music styles such as blues and jass. Obviously a different heritage than the classical style you're comparing her music to. Maybe you're just generalizing rather than speaking of this song in general. There are a lot of successful bands out there (Cake for instance) that are much worse in this category!
|Blind Melon - Change|
(Mar 25, 2005 - 10:50)
|My fave BM song! This song still gives me chills and it's a great counter point to "No Rain" which is next on the disc.
|Bright Eyes - Arc of Time|
(Mar 17, 2005 - 12:40)
|Does every line of this song have to be sung: "Da da Dahhh Dahhh Dahhh"?
Gets kinda annoying and repetitive...
|The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979|
(Mar 16, 2005 - 21:19)
Overplayed everywhere - and now on RP!
That's funny, I can't say I remember hearing this that much...
|Ben Harper - Faded|
(Mar 03, 2005 - 17:07)
How come every time I hear this song on RP now I have this feeling that Throwing Muses' "Not Too Soon" will be next.
Did Bill attach these two songs together at the hip?
Not this time! Great mix even still. Gotta love RP for the way the songs get mixed!
|The Alarm - Strength|
(Feb 24, 2005 - 17:50)
|Darkmatter wrote:| Worst segue ever!
(...from Four seasons in one day to this, that is)
Could be. I was just thinking how I was going to enjoy this song after the Church just a few songs ago. Just doesn't compare to the set ahead of it.
|Pixies - Where Is My Mind|
(Feb 24, 2005 - 15:37)
plays during the credits when the buildings explode
I knew I heard this song somewhere lately!
Another one of those songs that grows on you!
|Miles Davis - Blue In Green|
(Feb 24, 2005 - 15:32)
If you dont have this album, first shoot yourself, then rush to the record store and buy it, and say sorry to the record store guy for being such a loser for not having this record....
It's one of those sounds that you just know instantly when you hear it!
My best friend had this playing at his wedding reception, quite the atmosphere and what a memorable day!
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Feb 17, 2005 - 17:28)
|I'm jumping on the 'better each time you hear it' bandwagon. It was like seeing an old friend I had nearly forgotten this time!|
|Ben Harper - I Want To Be Ready|
(Feb 17, 2005 - 15:48)
I think this is the first song I see without a 1 as the lowest rating!
Eh, and someone already messed it up!
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Luna|
(Feb 17, 2005 - 14:02)
I can't believe that there are no Pumpkins albums on iTunes. Must be rights issues between the former band members.
Maybe they feel the same way about their music as Radiohead - they want you to experience the full album rather than just a track off of it? There aren't many bands that you can say that about but I certainly feel that both of these bands qualify for the entire album experience!
|Bob Dylan - Man Gave Names To All the Animals|
(Feb 10, 2005 - 16:58)
Wow, I actually had to turn down the volume for this one. That "in the begining" chorus was really painfull to listen to.
Hear, hear! I cringe when this song comes on. And typically, I like his music.
|Tom McRae - You Only Disappear|
(Dec 08, 2004 - 07:32)
|Yes! This is the one that turned me on to Tom McRae when I saw him live. Great tune if you can handle whiny, Radiohead style vocals.|
|Collective Soul - Needs|
(Nov 18, 2004 - 20:36)
|Hearing this just inspired me to log off and listen to the album this song came off of. It's a good album!|
|Peter Gabriel - Secret World|
(Nov 12, 2004 - 13:36)
The word I use to best describe Peter Gabriel is "Superior."
The emotions and core feelings he relates on this album are truly staggering.... Although I can see those PG critics on here, all frustrated from never having been in a meaningful relationship, missing the profundity and eloquence of these songs. (Wank on, fellas, there's always hope!)
Wow, that was a really compassionate and selfless statement. Just like many crude generalizations!
|King Crimson - Walking On Air|
(Nov 12, 2004 - 11:21)
This is SOOOOO good!
Being only familiar with Court of the Crimson King, I was surprised that this was King Crimson! Very different but still just as good!
|Roxy Music - More Than This|
(Nov 11, 2004 - 17:46)
This great song has just been immortalized in Sofia Coppola's film LOST IN TRANSLATION.
Sad thing is, I think I might like Bill Murray's version better...
|Moby - My Weakness|
(Nov 09, 2004 - 21:13)
|Very profound - I tend to stop what I'm doing and listen when it comes on.|
|Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice (remix)|
(Nov 04, 2004 - 21:24)
Funny Kerry/Bush video using this song here:
That's just depressing to watch after the election...
|Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er|
(Oct 30, 2004 - 16:58)
The song title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to an old English joke that goes something like this:
Dude 1: My wife left me to go to the Islands.
Dude 2: Jamiker? (an English pronunciation of Jamaica)
Dude 1: No, She left on her own! (he thought his friend said "did you make her?"
I've heard PLant say in interviews that the song title has always been pronounced wrong in American....since we don't know the joke.
I love RP, you get good music and you can even learn some trivia from time to time!
|Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood|
(Oct 29, 2004 - 14:38)
|This song is actualy kind of Halloween-y when you consider the ole' music video for it...|
|Billy Bragg & Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key|
(Oct 28, 2004 - 17:00)
|I was not real impressed with this song first time I heard it - dismissed it as silly. But I have to say that whenever I hear it I like it a little more. Might sound silly but it brings a smile to my face!|
|System of a Down - Aerials|
(Oct 28, 2004 - 14:01)
Yea, I know I shouldn't have been but I was surprised to hear this one! Good song!
|Beth Orton - Pass In Time|
(Oct 23, 2004 - 14:27)
Every instrument in this song AND the vocals are out of tune. Was her producer out on a lunch break when this song was recorded?
Hear, hear! I have to admit, this is the first song on RP that I've ever felt compelled to mute.
|Flunk - Blue Monday|
(Oct 22, 2004 - 11:12)
who does this remind me of........something just seems familiar
I'd say either Bjork or New Order...
|Flunk - Blue Monday|
(Oct 22, 2004 - 11:09)
|Wow, interesting cover. It took me a few just to realize that it was!|
|Butthole Surfers - Pepper|
(Oct 21, 2004 - 18:25)
..then there was the ever-present football player-rapist..
man, say that 10 times fast!
I've never heard these guys' music before this tune came out. From what i understand they were previously kinda hard-core. is that right?
What I really want to know is, is the rapist a football player or are football players the victims?
|Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come|
(Oct 14, 2004 - 14:09)
:nodhead: THAT'S IS HOW IT'S DONE!!! Would somebody please tell the "R&B" singers of today to listen to this and take notes.
Amen to that, this man's got SOUL!
|A Perfect Circle - The Noose|
(Oct 14, 2004 - 11:38)
|I submitted the Nurse Who Loved Me too but the Noose was picked over it. Maybe because Nurse can be interpreted as a drug song (off of an album called "13th Step" - go figure).
For those who don't know, Nurse was actually originally done by a band by the name of Failure. Seriously, if you liked it, check out their Fantastic Planet album. Good stuff.
|Led Zeppelin - Kashmir|
(Dec 22, 2003 - 11:34)
Sorry gang, but...uh...just too, too overplayed over the years on FM rockers. I think it gets played like, every other day on "The Bone" up here in San Fran Disco.
I would agree with dairyman about this. In my area there is maybe three Zep songs that get played on the rock and classic rock stations (this being one of them). It's a little sad because of all the great songs people miss out on, such as Ten Years Gone or Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, because they only see one dimension of this talented band.
It's great to hear them here though, and now that I look, RP has a much more extensive Zep collection than the local FM guys boast.
|Cream - White Room|
(Dec 10, 2003 - 07:52)
|I guess really the only word that can be used to describe this set of Cream music would be 'eclectic'. Very cool set though!|
|Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)|
(Dec 04, 2003 - 13:55)
|Is it just me or is there someone in Paradise that likes the Talking Heads. Regardless, (and I never thought I'd be saying this) they're starting to grow on me.
Guess I'd better hold off on the ranking for a bit so I don't end up just changing it anyway.
|Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys|
(Dec 04, 2003 - 11:02)
|I think I'd put this in my 'great-backround-music-for-work' list. Even so, with the crappy speakers I have here it got to the point where all I could hear was the bump bummm of the base.
It put me in a nice groove though, these guys have some talent.
|The Highwaymen - Highwayman|
(Dec 03, 2003 - 17:14)
|A haunting melody from some of the best country western performers of all time. And I would have rated it higher except that isn't even their best song (in my own opinion of course).|