|Leo Kottke - When Shrimps Learn to Whistle|
(Feb 05, 2010 - 10:35)
Is this the highest rated acoustic guitar piece on RP? It is certainly deserving.
Correction: Michael Hedges' Aerial Boundaries is at 8.3, which is also very deserving.
Embryonic Journey is the highest rated acoustic guitar piece if I'm not mistaken
|Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing|
(Nov 27, 2006 - 11:42)
Who the hell rated this 1 ?!?!
I'll give you two hints: into physics and fancies self a genius.
|Afro Celt Sound System - Mojave|
(Nov 10, 2006 - 07:01)
I love these guys, and never tire of them. Good thing, since Bill likes them too....
GREAT pennywhistle player (assuming it's not electronic)!
From the Afro Celts website:
Emer was born and raised in County Mayo in the West of Ireland. She was the youngest of five children who all played music and was immersed in traditional music and song at an early age. She has won All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil and Slogadh titles on the tin whistle, flute and uilleann pipes.
|Mark-Almond - The City|
(Sep 28, 2006 - 11:50)
Of the 2000 swiss francs I spent on comics last year more than half were on comics I found out about by downloading them illegally over the internet.
I just hope that it wasn't the swiss francs that you were downloading.
|Bob Marley - Redemption Song|
(Sep 19, 2006 - 12:05)
You know an artist has run out of ideas when a "song" is basically just a long laundry list of fuzzy ideas that don't rhyme or make a lick of sense. "Don't fear the nuclear power because they can't stop-a da time"? Wha?Well,..., at least you're right about one thing - he is out of ideas....
|Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home|
(Sep 12, 2006 - 10:51)
|This is good, but I don't think it's better than the original as many others have stated. Her vocalization borders on demanding where Windwood's original is almost pleading in its interpretation which I believe is more in keeping with the spirit of the song.|
|The Beatles - You Never Give Me/The End|
(Aug 09, 2006 - 07:42)
shit... here we go again for 40 f'ing minutes! you wont play DSOTM on halloween, but we have to hear this every 2 weeks!!! BS I TELL YA!I was looking at the ratings and wondering what eejit gave this a one....
|Mazzy Star - Into Dust|
(Aug 06, 2006 - 18:36)
Somehow this reminds me of Jefferson Airplane's 'Today'.I can see that, but 'Today' would get a 10 - this gets an 8. Still, very good.
|Air - Alone In Kyoto|
(Aug 06, 2006 - 17:20)
...and the best part is - how original!!!!!! These guys are musicians. Are you going to hold every musician accountable for the actions of their respective governments? As far as you know, they are warmongers and wanted to go to - place name of your favorite war here - more than you can imagine. Or maybe not.
Sorry I call it Cheese eating surrender monkeys!!!
|Jethro Tull - We Used To Know|
(Aug 03, 2006 - 08:06)
Breathing? One of his techniques is to hum the tune as he plays. It gets that edgy sound that he was famous for.
Whether a flute belongs in rock & roll (let alone heavy metal) is debatable. What I find bothersome is you can hear Jethro breathing while he's jamming on the flute. I guess I just don't get it.
Belongs? If people like it, it belongs. There are no rules.
|R.E.M. - Me In Honey|
(Jul 25, 2006 - 13:22)
Brilliant tune from an underrated R.E.M. album. Kate Pearson's vocals are just stellar here.Kate Pearson can "make" just about any song she sings on.
|Nirvana - All Apologies|
(Jul 21, 2006 - 07:26)
I think that to truly appreciate Nirvana (or any band most likely) one must have been there throughout... or at least one must understand the cultural signifigance of how the music advanced and spread and pushed the envelope. When a band can change the face of music forever... I believe that is what makes a great band. Nirvana did this and that cannot be disputed.
Maybe I'm just a simple country boy, but I'm really trying to think of a single thing that Nirvana changed about the face of music. Maybe you had to be there.
|Jerry Garcia - Bird Song|
(Jul 10, 2006 - 06:55)
|aquadonia wrote:| Maybe I'm too young to appreciate this, but I don't think that's why I don't like it. I just can't get into this. I definitely missed the Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia boat.
I don't think it's age - I'm old enough to have loved the San Fran sound when it was fresh - Airplane, Quicksilver, CCR, Santana. I never really liked the dead and I don't really like this one much either. Not bad - just not that good.
|Sonic Youth - New Hampshire|
(Jun 14, 2006 - 13:01)
I've already rated this a 1, why is it still playing?OK, I've got a theory: physicsgenius is actually BillG who is trying to stir things up a little. No? OK, maybe BillG is multi-personality disordered and pg is his alternate personality. The song? Minimum 9.
|Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed|
(Jun 14, 2006 - 10:43)
I can understand why someone in the 60s (or even 70s) might think the Stones were good--there wasn't all that much else to compare them with. But it is now time to Let. It. Go. Next time you feel compelled to listen to a song by the Rolling Stones, listen to silence for the same length of time instead. At the end, notice how much happier you are with your new choice. I hate to add to the noise on this, but I don't think anybody has commented on the funniest part of this post, specifically the implication that there wasn't much good music around in the 60s and 70s. Not "all that much" indeed.
|The Beatles - Within You Without You|
(Jun 14, 2006 - 07:38)
|It's funny. When I was in high school (yes, Gloria, it's been that long), Sgt. Peppers and in particular this song created a huge gulf between the kids. You either liked it or you didn't. This self division transcended all the other divisions creating two distinct classes of people. Reading some of the postings below, I see that this is still true after all these years. Very cool George (MHRIP), not many have pulled off such a stunt.|
|Neko Case - Star Witness|
(Jun 13, 2006 - 14:11)
I know everyone will yell, but no female singer has moved me like Neko--not since Annie, Tina, Aretha...I put her up there with the likes of those women... Sarah, Ani, Alanis..blah. Neko just blows me away, she truly has an amazing instrument
Anybody remember Sugar Hiccup by the Cocteau Twins???
Add Elizabeth Fraser to that list and I might bite (even though I'd replace Annie and Tina with Sarah and Grace).
|Ellie Lawson - L.A.|
(Jun 13, 2006 - 12:33)
Not bad at all, but I'm really hearing Venus Hum here.That's exactly what I was hearing. Nothing wrong with that.
|Zwan - Friends as Lovers|
(Jun 07, 2006 - 15:40)
Looks as if Physicsgenius has stured the pudding! He's right, Billy Gorgan has very little talent but he has made the best of what he has.I don't care for him.He is a rip-off.That Mick Jagger sound is by design.... Yup, he's right, but so what? It's not a bad song and if he can pull off the old Stones sound you've got to give him credit - OK, you don't have to, but I do.
|Nick Drake - River Man|
(Jun 07, 2006 - 15:04)
Its all a breath of fresh air from the rubbish that is overplayed on so many radio stations around the world today.... although my girlfriend thinks im too old before my time! :)
You need a new girlfriend :) Just kidding - you need to educate her to be too old like you.
|Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll|
(Jun 02, 2006 - 05:11)
the drum and bass make this song...
Well, yeah, along with the guitar, piano and vocals ...
|Sarah McLachlan - Possession|
(Jun 01, 2006 - 07:38)
Now that's a bad transition.....Pink Floyd to this noise!
Off your meds again?
|Hot Tuna - Water Song|
(Apr 16, 2006 - 18:43)
So this is Hot Tuna? They were always a favorite of my deadhead friends (which is why I never listened to them) Maybe I'm mellowing with age, but this is great stuff! I wonder if I would've thought so when I was still in a mohawk and leather?
You should listen to Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver,.... They're not the Dead even if they came from the same city in the same era.
|Neil Young - Like a Hurricane|
(Feb 14, 2006 - 05:55)
I have not heard this particular rendition before. Anyone know where it is from?
American Stars & Bars
|Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore|
(Nov 29, 2005 - 12:07)
Excellent soundtrack though. I can listen to that entire CD all the way through.
Wow. A whole CD - all the way through? No ADD here.
|Mark Knopfler - Coyote|
(Nov 21, 2005 - 11:55)
This is bad statistics and even worse policy.
Let's assume 9/10 of my comments are negative and that RP has 3,000 songs. I've commented on maybe 100 songs and have heard most of the 3,000. That means I don't like 90 but either do like or don't care about 2910. Sounds like a good percentage to me.
But let's say I really did hate 90% of RP's library. Why would you want to kick me out? Don't you want a diversity of opinion to form a truly eclectic music library? Or are you yet another person who claims they want to be "challenged" by music but really only want to hear the stuff they like?
You've got my vote - stick around. That said, based on your ratings, you've panned (1,2,3) 528 songs, vs (10,9,8) on 70 songs. Statistically then, you are running at about a 91.3% dislike rate.
|The Byrds - Eight Miles High|
(Nov 17, 2005 - 05:59)
you must be really old. The solo in the middle of the song is just plain awful.
Sad but true. I saw the Byrds in the early 70s. The guitar solo was played by Clarence White if I'm not mistaken. Much, much better.
|Al Stewart - Roads To Moscow|
(Jun 13, 2005 - 12:16)
I hate his voice, but the lyrics are enthralling. I couldn't stop listening. It would make a superb poem all by itself.
I disagree about the voice, but couldn't agree more about the poem - AS is one of the few rock musicians whose lyrics I've ever found worth listening to -- don's flame-retardent suit :)
|Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore|
(Jun 13, 2005 - 12:13)
I discovered Sandy Denny not to long ago then found out that she is singing harmony in this
I'd love to hear some Fairport Convention on RP. BTW BoE is a very good song - her voice is timeless - which is fortuitous given the circumstances.
|Moby - Spiders|
(May 26, 2005 - 14:27)
|Haven't heard any of his albums. This song is pretty good.|
|Gomez - Miles End|
(May 19, 2005 - 11:13)
Who is gomez, and why do we have to be subjected to so many of his songs?He's a Mexican guy apprenhended trying to cross the border, escaped and made his way to Paradise where looking for work in the local vegetable fields stumbled his way to RP and has been holding Bill and Rebecca hostage, forcing them to play his music and do his laundry while pretending that everything is ok. He's also responsible for U2, REM, and 1910 Fruitgum Company. One side note: every negative comment about any of the previously mentioned bands irritates this "Gomez" fellow to the extent that he zaps a jolt of strontium nitrate through Bill's PC causing great consternation to all primates within a three kilometer area.
|B-52's - Private Idaho|
(May 16, 2005 - 11:10)
Hold on - because he doesn't like it, he doesn't get it?
That's not fair, man.
I understand Weezer (they used to be my favorite band, read lots o' biography, interviews, played their music, etc..) and I don't like them.
So why is it that if someone doesn't like music that you do, that it automatically means that they "don't get it"?
Don't know about Weezer, and it doesn't apply for many other bands, but for the B-52's, it is a matter of "getting it". Fair or not - that's just the way it is.
|The Beatles - We Can Work It Out|
(May 16, 2005 - 07:34)
didn't peter write "no milk today" and "mrs. brown you have a lovely daughter"?
|The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing|
(Apr 29, 2005 - 05:21)
Actually, I've been thinking no '10's' anyway, but for different reasons then what you're thinking of, I'm sure.
My reasoning is this: a scale of 1-10 leaves no room for pure medocrity, of which I feel obliged to award quite often.
Think about it on a scale of 1-10, the bottom half is 1-5 and the top half is 6-10. 5 is worse than mediocre and 6 is better than mediocre.
What about the PURE mediocre?
My system is score songs I like 6-10, songs I don't like <5, all the others are mediocre by default. They just don't get a rating from me.
|The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing|
(Apr 28, 2005 - 14:31)
Now I'm confused. Revolver was always the one Beatles album that I knew backwards and front, being raised on it, but I don't recall this song being on it.????
If memory serves, this song, Mr. Roberts and a couple of others were not on the original US release of this album. IIRC, this was a way for Capitol to squeeze more revenue from their biggest producers. I think this irritated the Beatles enough such that for this and other reasons they form Apple records. Of course, this could all be alzheimers speaking....
|George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity|
(Apr 27, 2005 - 11:51)
I don't even think there's a close second.
My opinion only, disputed by many, but this is the best 'solo Beatle' album that was ever released.
|Jefferson Airplane - Martha|
(Apr 20, 2005 - 07:36)
Great group, fantastic album, representative song (There are better on the album, e.g. Ballad Of You & Me Pooneil )
|Cowboy Junkies - A Common Disaster|
(Apr 13, 2005 - 18:02)
We're sharing the common disaster of listening to even more blech from the Cowboy Junkies.
The water(s) must be bad in the Chesapeake these days. :P
|Cocteau Twins - Iceblink luck|
(Apr 13, 2005 - 17:27)
Not enough from these girls.
hmmmm....... only one "girl" in the band. But I agree with the sentiment. Not enough CT on RP.
|Porcupine Tree - Point 3 (.3)|
(Apr 11, 2005 - 19:04)
These guys definately sound better in the studio than they do live. I saw them open for Yes last year, and being the first concert I've been to in a few years, I was getting a little worried that my eardrums just couldn't handle live music anymore. Then I realized that Porucpine Tree was just being loud and abrasive.
Fortunately Yes came out and turned the volume down a little for us old fogies with brittle eardrums!!!!
I recall many years ago, hearing Yes on the radio and thinking "good band, but there's no way they could pull this off live....". After five times hearing them live in the 70s, I'm here to tell you - they could pull it off live! If PT is half as good live as the tunes I'm hearing on RP, I can't wait till my kids are old enough to take to their concerts!
|Sinead Lohan - Whatever It Takes...|
(Apr 11, 2005 - 10:45)
MUCH better than that other Sinead.She's good, but she's not even in the same city, much less ballpark as the "other Sinead".
|Björk - Come To Me|
(Apr 11, 2005 - 05:42)
yay, my upload ;-)
10 points for Mass. - good stuff.
|Patty Griffin - Change|
(Apr 08, 2005 - 09:30)
How have I managed to remain ignorant of Patty Griffin for so long? Amazing vocals. Seriously good stuff!
|Jefferson Starship - Have You Seen The Stars Tonite|
(Apr 06, 2005 - 05:54)
the true soul of Jefferson Airplane was embodied by Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Cassady and Marty Balin. Play some original Airplane -- "Comin' Back to Me" "Crown of Creation" "Volunteers" -- rather than wasting time on this!
While I agree with the heart of your post, "Have you seen..." is still a great song. And remember even your examples "Crown..", and "Volunteers" were both co-written by Paul Kantner as were many others of the great works of the Airplane. The soul of the Airplane was the three you mention and Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. That Paul and Grace lost their way with later Jefferson Starship doesn't diminish their earlier contributions.
|Led Zeppelin - In The Light|
(Apr 01, 2005 - 11:44)
Errr....ever heard of Yes' "Tales From Topographic Oceans"?
Yes, but I don't see how it's comparable. It has twists, turns, changes in mood and theme, variations on themes, etc. Totally unlike this song which I really don't like very much.
|The Doors - L.A. Woman|
(Mar 30, 2005 - 13:24)
One of the very few Doors songs that really meets the test of time (in my opinion). But boy howdy does it ever.
I guess it has, but I didn't like it that much then, and I still don't. It's not a bad song but I thought at the time and still do, that they had done so much better. This song struck me as one that Jim could still sing after his well documented ...er... problems.
|R.E.M. - Me In Honey|
(Mar 28, 2005 - 12:12)
They keep playing the same playlist despite the fact that it is crap. I don't think 1971 would help.. Perhaps at a time when I'm alseep! ;-(
In any case, they've added Soundtrack of Our Lives - Sister Surround
to the fiasco and to think I was thinking of donating..
I'm off to Arrow Rock! Classic Rock at its best!
|Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance|
(Mar 28, 2005 - 08:57)
Lyrics rock. Music sux. What's with the freakin' pan pipes, jeeesh!
I agree. The message is spot on, but I don't really like the medium in this case.
|Til Tuesday - Voices Carry|
(Mar 24, 2005 - 12:59)
I love Aimee today, but this track is awesome -- still brings out emotional shivers. I don't care what any of you ice princes and princesses say.
Hear, hear! I agree completely.
|Otis Redding - Hard To Handle|
(Mar 23, 2005 - 12:52)
Some may think it blasphemous--but I'll take Otis Redding over the Black Crowes anyway on this one. The horns and reverb guitar make this piece for me. Gotta love Otis and the horns!It would be...., but only if you'd said it the other way around.
|Gomez - Silence|
(Mar 23, 2005 - 12:27)
|Sounds like what the Monkees would do if they were playing now instead of in the 60s.|
|Phish - First Tube|
(Mar 23, 2005 - 11:49)
Come on, someone compare this to the Dead! :headshake: I'll bite: I like this better than ...
|Paul Simon - The Obvious Child|
(Mar 23, 2005 - 08:16)
If Paul Simon looked like Sting and vice-versa, Simon would outsell Sting ten to one. Video has no room for unattractive artists (for the most part). My guess is that historically Paul Simon has outsold Sting, but maybe not 10 to 1.
|Neil Young - Dont Let It Bring You Down|
(Mar 23, 2005 - 06:45)
My points are simply this:
1. Neil Young can't sing.
2. A singer who can't sing shouldn't be a legend.
3. This is easily the worst-sung song I've ever heard in my life.
4. Therefore this is a case where I'll go out on a limb and simply label the opinions of anyone who somehow thinks this is a fucking brilliant song as WRONG.
And I love how people use adjectives like "vulnerable" in place of "shitty" when it comes to Neil Young's utterly putrid voice. Wake up!
If any of your points had merit, everybody would be in your camp. The fact that Neil Young has such a following implies that your points are not held widely.
|Cocteau Twins - Summerhead|
(Mar 18, 2005 - 13:05)
This song would make a pretty dictionary definition for " Repetitious ".
Only in a karmic sense. CT has made some of the most original music of the last 20 years.
|Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter|
(Mar 17, 2005 - 09:34)
I have always wondered why the Stones could not go back, sit down, listen to this song and say to themselves: "Ok, what we have been doing for most of the past 30 years is crap. We need to sound more like THIS."
Because they couldn't channel Brian Jones. It's like night and day betwenn the times (and just after) he was with the band and the later Stones.
|The Beatles - Within You Without You|
(Mar 16, 2005 - 12:12)
Wonderful song, but I must say that "Love You To" is George's best Indian-ish tunes. It rocks, while this one can kinda drag after a few minutes.
Very true. The only problem is that I can't give "Love You To" any higher than the 10 I give to "Within You, Without You". Such are the conundrums caused by the Beatle's music.
|Phish - Theme From The Bottom|
(Mar 16, 2005 - 06:04)
Untuned piano and nursery rhyme lyrics. Great mix. They must be mocking us, all the way to the bank.
Amazing how that "untuned" piano is in tune during the awesome jam at the end of the song. Never listened to Phish, but I like this tune. Get Phish.
|Louis Armstrong - Skokiaan (South African Song)|
(Mar 15, 2005 - 13:49)
The only bad thing I have to say about this is that RP timed it wrong...this should be the last song of my workday as I'm shutting down all the computers and getting ready to go home....
They timed it just right here in NYC!
|PJ Harvey - Down by the Water|
(Mar 09, 2005 - 13:22)
On the surface, loss of innocence which, if not handled carefully, can lead to tragedy...
The daughter thing...transmogrification...
I don't know, I got nothin'...
Had me going for a minute there.
|Joan Osborne - St. Teresa|
(Mar 09, 2005 - 11:49)
As much as I hated "What If God Was One of Us?", I really like this song. I've never heard it anywhere but RP.The only reason I got the album was because a friend played it for me. I *never* would have bought it thinking that "What If God Was One of Us?" was representative of her work. Lucky break - I really like Joan.
|Joan Osborne - St. Teresa|
(Mar 09, 2005 - 11:47)
I think I'd prefer this without the vocals. Fantastic musicianship!
Kinda like an AK-47 without the bullets?
|The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me|
(Mar 09, 2005 - 06:16)
"Kitsch" is such an useful word ...
Especially if you know what it means - it has nothing to do with this song.
|Morcheeba - Part Of The Process|
(Mar 08, 2005 - 07:59)
This piece does have a great sound. Love the introduction of the violin/fiddle and pedal-steele. Too bad they don't go with this more. Anyone know more about their work?
Not to mention the short dobro part.
|Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat|
(Mar 03, 2005 - 06:45)
I always liked it, but it's been SO overplayed everywhere. There are far better Al Stewart songs -- "Roads to Moscow" is absolutely the best; "The Dark and Rolling Sea/Modern Times" are two tracks that were masterfully blended together on the Modern Times LP.
Very, very true statement.
|Grateful Dead - Playing in the Band|
(Feb 17, 2005 - 13:34)
It started out good and I popped over to my RP tab to give it a good rating when I noticed who the band was. So I gave it a minute and Grateful Dead didn't fail to disappoint. Muddy sound, inane lyrics, repetitive noodling "music"--all the hallmarks of classic Dead.
I wholeheartedly agree with the spirit of the remark, but I *do* like this song.
|Allman Brothers - Jessica|
(Feb 16, 2005 - 06:48)
This is crap. If I want to listen to ABB, I can tune in any FM classic rock station.
I thought that eclectic meant ". . .acute, astute, careful, choicy, choosy, cultivated, discerning, distinctive, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, individualizing, judicious, keen, particular, persnickety, picky, prudent, refined, select, selective, sensitive, tasteful, wise. . ."
This song is none of the above.
From somebody who rated "A Day In The LIfe" a 1.
|U2 - Mysterious Ways|
(Feb 02, 2005 - 10:37)
And yet at the time of this posting the rating is 7.5! You might think there are alot of folks out there who rather like this song!?! Ahhhh, the wonders of democracy.
Can anybody say "...the silent majority..."?
|Pink Floyd - Fearless|
(Feb 01, 2005 - 10:16)
omigosh...meddle is the best pink floyd album ever!!!!!!!! my ex-boyfriend told me once that you can play that 30-minute track (the last one) to "2001: A Space Odyssey" and you get the same effect as playing Dark Side of the Moon to Wizard of Oz....i don't know...what do you folks think?
You're right about two things: 1) Meddle is the best, and 2) The 'ex' in your 'ex-boyfriend' :)
|Allman Brothers - Dreams|
(Jan 28, 2005 - 11:53)
Sweet! A 3/3 song that just glides. I'm trying to get my head around a third note :). I think you mean 3/4.
|Beach Boys - Good Vibrations|
(Jan 25, 2005 - 11:23)
|1968, high school, no license yet, Beach Boys concert, on the Greyhound bus with two friends, sit through 1910 Fruit Gum Company warm-up (yech), they come on stage, Good Vibrations. Damn what a show that was. There are some times it would be great to relive.|
|Natalie Merchant - Ophelia (live)|
(Jan 19, 2005 - 08:07)
This board reminds me of the Freepers ( (click here)
) tallking about Hillary Clinton.
Agreed. I'm not sure what the anti-NM sentiment is all about, but some of the poster's opinions strike me as less than well thought out.
|Aretha Franklin - Respect|
(Jan 13, 2005 - 07:42)
|This is without a doubt a great song, but in the past 40 years or so, I've just heard it too, too many times :( I can't objectively even rate it.|
|The Beatles - Blackbird|
(Jan 13, 2005 - 07:27)
Is it me or is this distorted like an audiotape left out in the sun? Must be you - but it seems that I recall that this tune was recorded in Paul's home studio so maybe you're hearing something real. Of course, this could easily be faulty memory on my part.
|Allman Brothers - One Way Out|
(Jan 12, 2005 - 12:39)
WOW!!! A song with no disses!!! I believe that's what the Allman Bros deserve. Talent, talent, talent, heart, heart, heart ... what more do we need?
But a 7.6 (as of this writing) rating? Should be 8.5+ at the least just for the slide and Dickey Bett's solo.
|The Beatles - One After 909|
(Jan 12, 2005 - 12:29)
Of all the wonderful Beatles songs, this is about the last one I would choose to play... Imagine you had to 'lose' one Beatles tune forever - wouldn't this one be at the top of your list or very near to it???
I'm afraid it would be close to the top.
|Rolling Stones - Monkey Man|
(Jan 12, 2005 - 10:41)
|A great song from a great album - probably the best the stones ever made. Also noteworthy since it was the last album they made with their most talented musician Brian Jones.|
|Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments|
(Jan 11, 2005 - 13:04)
Supertramp could be the perfect standard bearer for the cultural wasteland that was the mid to late seventies. They were the Coldplay of their time.
PLEASE TAKE OUT THE TRASH!
To each his or her own, but the seventies had ample much worse stuff (disco comes to mind - other than Donna Summer, of course) to pin it all on poor Supertramp. Nothing wrong with this song.
|The Beatles - I Am The Walrus|
(Jan 11, 2005 - 10:25)
It's kinda funky how it sounds like it switches over from a 4-track recording to a 16-track recording (or whatever) right at "sitting in an English Garden..." and remains that way for the rest of the song. Funky as hell, and I never really caught on to how drastic that switchover is until I listened on headphones. That said, if the tune weren't so cool I'd hate this song because the lyrics suck.
Great observation, but it sounds to me like the stereo field collapses into a small area right in the middle of my brain.... OMG, did I really hear that?
|Al Stewart - On the Border (live)|
(Jan 11, 2005 - 07:16)
Pardon my obliviousness, but have I heard in Al's voice in a band somewhere?
I'm afraid that the only answer I can give is to point out your obliviousness in a not too subtle way. Al Stewart has been around as a single performer for over 30 years. A couple of airplay songs (Most notably "Year of the Cat", but mostly just great album tracks.
|Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire|
(Jan 11, 2005 - 07:08)
Social Distortion did a good cover, Wall of Voodoo did one that's... different.
Carlene Carter's cover is excellent.
|Alanis Morissette - Excuses|
(Jan 11, 2005 - 05:55)
Now I like Alan-is Mor-is-sette as much as the next guy,
And here I thought she was a woman :)
|Equation - Paper Bag|
(Jan 10, 2005 - 14:15)
Well.....how does "Formula" grab ya?
My kids prefered "Nursing" :)
|Eagles - Journey Of The Sorcerer|
(Jan 10, 2005 - 14:07)
This reminds me a little bit of Embryonic Journey. Anyone?
Not at all to me. Not that this makes it a bad tune - EJ is one of the greatest pieces of music in the Rock age.
|Rachael Yamagata - Paper Doll|
(Jan 07, 2005 - 13:17)
|I like this one more each time I hear it.
Rod Stewart? Pre-disco days Rod (Gasoline Alley, etc) was as good as they come, so we should take those RS comments as a compliment to this fine singer.
|Youngbloods - Get Together|
(Jan 04, 2005 - 10:23)
This song makes me want to beat a baby seal to death . . . .
Makes me want to KillBillery- 8O
I think he wrote this as a joke - notice that it is one of his "highest rated songs"
|Led Zeppelin - Kashmir|
(Jan 03, 2005 - 12:34)
|I've always hated this song - not in the sense that I hate, say, "Yummy, yummy, yummy", but in the sense that LZ did so much music that I love so much and this one just makes me gag to think it's the same band that did .
Oh well, to each their own.
|Jimi Hendrix - Drifting|
(Jan 03, 2005 - 12:04)
|As a thought experiment, imagine a world in which Jimi Hendrix didn't die, but continued to produce music. But in this world, his creativity faded (just how many "Axis, Bold as Love" quality albums can be in one person?) As the years went by he is more and more neglected (especially after the punk and disco eras), and ends up playing watered down versions of the "Star Spangled Banner" in Las Vegas.
Yuck - I'm back on my pills again. That was one awful dream.
|Quicksilver Messenger Service - Gold And Silver|
(Dec 17, 2004 - 14:25)
Reminiscent of the Allman Brothers....but without Duane's incredible guitar playing
First time I saw the Allman Brothers, I thought ... sounds like Quicksilver Messenger Service.... Can't knock Cippolina for not being Duane.
|Yes - And You And I|
(Dec 17, 2004 - 13:09)
The original recording of this was bright and lively. The trudging, belabored drumming and production makes this rendition feel as though it were work to create it. I know I'm certainly having to work to listen to it. Sigh....... The feelin' is just gone...
What does this mean? This is the original recording of this. Maybe you're thinking of the version that came out a couple of years later on their live album Yessongs. I have to admit that the live version is better which due to the complexity of their music is quite a testimony to the incredible musicianship of these guys.
But, and this is a big but, I still like their studio music.
|Outback - Air Play|
(Dec 10, 2004 - 07:30)
|Perfect song for the crappy weather we're having in NYC today :)|
|Sonic Youth - New Hampshire|
(Dec 06, 2004 - 07:42)
|Everytime I've heard this song my rating has gone up. Not sure what I'll do when it reaches 10.|
|Ozric Tentacles - Aura Borealis|
(Dec 01, 2004 - 11:56)
Seconded. Spelling and grammar ARE important. It's not about needing to be relaxed or otherwise - it's about having pride in what you do (and awareness of what you do wrong)
Good on you Eco for raising this point - I, for one, support and uphold your perspective.
Agreed also, but remember that many RP listeners aren't necessarily native English speakers.
|Hot Tuna - Water Song|
(Nov 29, 2004 - 07:36)
Fantastic! Jack is still God on Bass! Rock on Tuna!
If anybody knows these guys, shake their hand for me!
You can go to (click here) and do it yourself.
|Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow|
(Nov 19, 2004 - 12:29)
No need for the flame . . . the Stones were known for being the bad boys compared to the Beatles, and they marketed that appeal for all that it was worth. They were chauvinistic and callous. They also were/are somewhat merciless . . . at least Mick was/is. Heck, Brian Jones drowned, and they basically could have cared less. All that said, I've always liked much of their music, especially the early stuff. Appeal of the dark side, I guess. Or, more likely, the music trumps any character flaws.
The irony of course was that the Beatles except for Ringo were working class stiffs and the Stones were basically a bunch of middle class kids playing at "bad boy". Still, while Brian Jones was with them, they produced some awesome music. Afterwords, it went downhill precipitously with a few exceptions.
|Mark Knopfler - Marbletown|
(Nov 17, 2004 - 06:39)
Sounds like he's trying to emulate the great Jorma, don't it?
Yup, I heard the guitar and thought that this was some Jorma I hadn't heard. Good stuff though - I don't think Jorma patented his sound :)
|Asian Dub Foundation - 1000 Mirrors (w/ Sinead O Connor)|
(Oct 25, 2004 - 06:42)
Is she channelling Grace Slick?
That was exactly my impression when I first heard this. Actually, my first impression that it was Grace Slick - maybe something I'd never heard by her - if such exists.
|Patty Griffin - Little God|
(Oct 13, 2004 - 11:38)
|I haven't heard anything by Patty Griffin except this song just now, but this reminds me a great deal of the Jefferson Airplane (not Starship for those under 50!) at their best - great stuff.|