|The Call - Let the Day Begin|
(Nov 27, 2012 - 09:32)
| marcc wrote:|
man, good tune. i met my wife at a Call / Psych Furs concert, 25-ish years ago. i still remember seeing her dance to them... good times.
I was reviewing the recent comments and wanted to say I do love this song. I love the energy of it. I know that it is over the top but in a way that works for me. As always, my appreciation is tinged with nostalgia. However, I wish marcc had not put a number on my nostalgia to remind me of how old I am. TWENTY FIVE years ago? Jeez.
|Madness - One Step Beyond|
(Nov 09, 2012 - 12:52)
|A big part of the 9 rating I gave has to do with nostalgia. I am like that.|
I am pretty sure they performed this song on the BBC show The Young Ones and I LOVED that show.
|Hey Rosetta! - Bricks|
(Sep 20, 2012 - 09:44)
The way the singer's voice cracks reminds me of the singer from the Blue Nile (Walk Across the Rooftops, etc.) I do like it.
|Bahamas - Lost In The Light|
(Aug 02, 2012 - 12:29)
|I think it is the 2nd time I have heard this song and made the same mistake again - I was sure it was Martin Sexton. |
|Sinéad O'Connor - Sacrifice|
(Jul 19, 2012 - 09:05)
Wow. What a great cover. I am inspired to buy this single and possibly her latest album which has gotten raves.
|Van Morrison - Some Peace of Mind|
(Jun 29, 2012 - 11:38)
|Whoa. I was not crazy about that sax intro. Sounded very easy listening/light jazzy to me .. I am guessing I will like the song more ...and I do as I hear Van's voice.|
|Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours|
(Jun 01, 2012 - 13:43)
|This was a high school song for me.|
I just saw them live and was expecting a decent and enjoyably nostalgic show. It was AMAZING! My friend has since purchased about 4 Squeeze albums.
They put on a fantastic show (at a middling venue in Baltimore). They rocked hard and Tilbrook's voice sounded as strong as ever.
I just bumped up my rating from 9 to 10.
|Donovan - Catch The Wind|
(May 24, 2012 - 08:51)
|I only skimmed a few of the other comments to see many Dylan comparisons. It sounded so much like Chimes of Freedom specifically that I now want to see which song came first.|
|Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls|
(Mar 02, 2012 - 12:18)
| kaybee wrote:|
This is nice but I like the version on his Live 80/86 album.
there are a few versions on that album right? My fave is the acapella version.
|Mike Oldfield - Dark Island|
(Feb 25, 2011 - 10:42)
|i usually don't diss songs (though I have made that disclaimer before .. so apparently i DO dis songs) but .. wow .. this was WAAAY to new age easy listening for me. talent or no talent .. it was almost as painful as easy listening jazz.|
|Tom Petty - Learning To Fly|
(Feb 07, 2011 - 12:03)
|Hmm.. I hate to rain on parades and I make an effort to comment more often when the comment is a positive one. But my first thought when I heard this song was, BORING. I guess that is a function of being overplayed, but the song doesn't do much for me even if I try not to think about how often I have heard it. |
|Mat Kearney - City of Black & White|
(Dec 10, 2010 - 11:37)
| PA1749 wrote:|
Nice enough...his voice really reminds me of Bruce Hornsby.
ditto ... i went through an "i am too cool for Bruce Hornsby" phase .. but really enjoy listening to their 1st album .. minus the overplayed "That's just the way it is." Anyway .. Mr. Kearney was a little bit easy listening but grew on me...
|KT Tunstall - Push That Knot Away|
(Dec 09, 2010 - 08:26)
|i am thrilled that i can stream RP at work again (though I might have just jinxed myself) but I have heard a few too many KT Tunstall songs in the last coupla days .... |
that is all ... I do not dislike this song or her .. but have heard enough for the time being ..
|Paul Weller - Wild Wood|
(Feb 24, 2010 - 17:45)
| scruffystevie wrote:|
It's nuts how music transports you to a different moment in life in just a few notes - I've gone from the cult on my school bus to my grandad's funeral via paul weller.
It's why I don't have a telly. Telly doesn't take you anywhere like music does.
I agree ... this song brought me back to the time I lived in Ireland and traveled through Europe WAAAAAAY back.
|Pearl Jam - Just Breathe|
(Feb 07, 2010 - 08:23)
|I think this is the first time I have heard this song and I like it. I have only been listening to RP occasionally recently .. and I do not listen to "regular" radio. It sounded like Greg Brown to me at first.|
|Suzanne Vega - The Queen And The Soldier|
(Aug 01, 2009 - 18:38)
| rtwingo wrote:| מ RipperIII wrote:
you actually like this?
Well, only enough to give it a 10. That's all.
I actually LOVE this. I rushed to give it a 10. (some of that might be the nostalgia factor .. but only a small part)
|Toni Childs - Zimbabwe|
(Jul 06, 2009 - 18:39)
| kencav wrote:|
Haven't heard this in a while and it's a good album...bought it on cassette, way back when.
ditto. i loved this album - cassette I mean ...... time flies ...
|Josh Ritter - Rumors|
(May 16, 2009 - 19:28)
|hmm ... a gomez josh ritter show? interesting contrast. i have seen him live a couple times. my peruvian husband (who is not at all into the same music i am but goes to some live shows to keep me company) refers to him as "the one who smiles a lot." .... he is a really endearing (and talented) performer.|
I saw him open for Gomez this past week. An excellent live performer and a (seemingly) good guy. He nearly stole the show. This CD and the one before it (Animal Years) are both worth having.
|Jack Johnson - Good People|
(Apr 26, 2009 - 12:38)
I usually make more of an effort to make positive comments ... but I need to register my irritation with his music ... i can understand why RP includes him on their play list ... it is surprising to me how something so bland can be so grating ... and i guess it is because his music is everywhere
i agree.....this guy just leaves the same music playing for every song and changes the lyrics
|BoDeans - Pick Up The Pieces|
(Apr 23, 2009 - 19:28)
|i put this song on a mix tape that i guess i made sometime between 1988-1991 i think i had been grounded at the time |
... it is not the strongest song on the tape .. but i think the tape holds up pretty well overall ...
the fact that itunes/mp3s and all have made mixing songs so easy is such a double edged sword ... so wonderfully easy .. but none of the blood sweat and tears that made mix tapes such labors of love ....
|Millenia Nova - Nothing Left to Fear|
(Mar 30, 2009 - 15:51)
|I checked the comments to see if anyone else thought this was the Doves ... but apparently not ... it is funny that every other comment does compare this band to another one though ..|
|Ocean Blue - Drifting Falling|
(Dec 17, 2008 - 18:40)
| lophrequa wrote:|
have always loved this band... saw them live in my hometown in the 80s, they signed my ticket! this song is actually from their first eponymous album
as a fellow representative of the nostalgia consitituency .. i also love this band .. was thrilled to find a $3 or $4 used CD a few years ago when I was still buying CDs .. having said that .. anything more than $5 might have been more than I was willing to pay for nostalgia ..
|Ellis Paul - Maria's Beautiful Mess|
(Dec 17, 2008 - 18:09)
| tnt_thomas wrote:|ziggytrix wrote:
and cliche and trite
Put away your logic and critiquing and go fall in love.
Then this will hammer the HELL out of your insides.
Gave it an 8, despite
my degree in English Lit.
I can see the cliche and trite in the song but I still like it. This song is new to me .. but I have another song of his from the Me, Myself and Irene soundtrack (which I bought for the fun Steely Dan covers) .. and boy do I have a guilty pleasure enjoyment of that song ... I put it on a mix I made for a former co-worker and I still have this concern that they might judge my musical taste based on the Ellis Paul song I chose ... and I just googled/goodsearch.commed the song I refer to: The World Ain't Slowin' Down .. good I love it's corny-ness .. over-the-top sincerity .. triteness .. I just love it .. and I like his voice ..
|Sting - Why Should I Cry for You?|
(Dec 07, 2008 - 20:01)
|i gave this a 9. i know there are sting haters .. and i can appreciate where some of the criticism comes from .. but a lot of it seems to be band-wagon criticism .. i heard this song and it brought me back to a really nice summer. many of my ratings have to do with nostalgia and emotions associated with songs .. but whatareyagonna do .. i am surprised that this song has such a high rating since i anticipated there would be more sting haters out there ...|
|Philip Glass - Opening|
(Dec 06, 2008 - 15:32)
|I like it ... i did make an effort to come to my computer to see who it was at least ... Is it familiar because I have heard it on RP or has it been used in a bunch of movies???|
|Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing|
(Nov 16, 2008 - 18:32)
| ragshagbill wrote:|
This is my first post. I am a RP fan, but of course there are many songs played I don't care for. But Jack Johnson is in a different category. I like rice cakes. They might be airy, but I like the flavor. Jack Johnson is more like a Michael Bolton flavored prairie cake without all the hair. I'll drive over the cliff with the other poster out there. Clawing at my inner eardrums.
i considered turning off my speakers for that song ... there is a part of my brain that understands how people like his music - whereas i cannot fathom why people like soft jazz - but still, i just cannot stand to listen to him and am disappointed when i find out that someone i like actually enjoys his music ...
|Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street|
(Oct 21, 2008 - 13:16)
| medoras wrote:|
If ever a British musician deserves to be knighted it's Peter Gabriel.
A long time campaigner for human rights around the world, Peter Gabriel has spent many years supporting and encouraging new musicians. If they can award a knighthood to Sir Mick who has spent most of the last 37 years living off his pre-Sticky Fingers output and campaigning for himself, Peter Gabriel deserves it.
Peter Gabriel's "So" ranks up there as one of the "must have" albums/CD's in my library. Simply stunning!
I agree that it deserves "must have" status ... but I think what I love about a number of the the songs is hearing them rather infrequently. Some songs, while strong, have been totally destroyed for me because I have heard them waaaay too many times. "In your eyes," however can never be destroyed for me despite overexposure.
|The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking|
(Oct 23, 2007 - 13:54)
This is the first band I ever saw live in a club. The 23 East Caberet in Ardmore Pennsylvania around 1990. I fell in love with club shows then and there. Give me an unfamiliar band in a club over some stadium show ANY DAY. (Well most days anyway)
|Joe Jackson - Oh Well|
(Oct 04, 2007 - 14:18)
best version of this - hands down. Joe is the man.
Joe's show at the Recher Theater in Towson is in the top 5 of my favorite concerts. As someone who grew up in Towson - when he played Hometown I nearly lost it.
|Deus - Real Sugar|
(Oct 03, 2007 - 14:23)
Same thoughts here...this could just as easily be Gerry Rafferty/Stealers Wheel or Seals & Crofts. Most excellent. I'm assuming these guys were influenced by Captain Beefheart...anyone?
yep - i searched comments to see if anyone else was reminded of gerry rafferty .. not bad ..
|Guster - Window|
(Sep 25, 2007 - 14:36)
|Indigo boys - great comment.
Also reminds me of some Lowen and Navarro song.
There is a part of me that likes corny, earnest folk and part of me that finds it grating.
|The Psychedelic Furs - No Easy Street|
(Sep 21, 2007 - 13:01)
|I triple that emotion.
I'm not feeling a 1 for this, but it *definitely* is a virtual duplicate of "Love My Way" throughout much of the song. So close, it's acutally bugging me as I listen for the subtle differences.
|Stevie Ray Vaughan - Riviera Paradise|
(Aug 17, 2007 - 07:42)
What a load of dross, feel like I'm in a bad restaurant ordering house wine.
I usually try to keep my posts positive ... but this does remind me of easy listening jazz (which is what will be playing in my version of hell) ... though I prefer to piggy back on this much wittier quote.
|Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me|
(Aug 06, 2007 - 14:06)
I can't help it, I still like it a lot. Overplayed, overhyped, overexposed. But I still dig it. This and 'Tonight' are really excellent.
|Cheap Trick - Surrender|
(Jul 31, 2007 - 09:07)
|wow - who would have expected to see this precursor to robert smith on the album cover ..
as for the song .. i am enjoying the nostalgic 70s songs added to the mix...
|Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen|
(Jul 18, 2007 - 12:24)
|god - another crazy flashback tune ... GREAT - but only if it gets dusted off and played a couple times a year ..
|AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap|
(Jul 18, 2007 - 07:28)
|hmph .. if I had heard this song on my car radio I might have changed stations .. but it just struck me as such a funny flashback of a song choice that I gave it an 8.|
|Blue Oyster Cult - Astronomy|
(Jul 11, 2007 - 14:24)
Like so many acts, this one had it's time and is now only a fond memory, better stuff is played on RP, now and then they remind us of our past.
This song is not a fond memory for me .. I am not sure I have ever heard it. I am not crazy about it .. but at the very least it reminds me of how I value the variety on RP. And as for descriptions of pretention .. it was what was going on way back then ...
|MC 900 FT Jesus - The City Sleeps|
(Jun 13, 2007 - 13:06)
|I have this song on a KCRW live compilation and I love it. I have put it on a number of mixes and passed it along to friends. |
|Elton John - Tiny Dancer|
(May 24, 2007 - 09:18)
|I loved this movie and it made me reconsider this song which I had previously dismissed as one of Elton John's many overplayed tunes. It has a fantastic soundtrack!!
Anybody seen the movie 'Almost Famous'? A fun little flick set in the mid-1970's about a kid on a freelance contract to Rolling Stone on the road with a mid-level band, 'on the way up'.
Among lots of great period music is Tiny Dancer, through which the band, on the verge of breaking up after a night of debauchery, rediscovers their common raison dêtre.
This movie brought Tiny Dancer back to my consciousness a long hiaitus. Elton (and Bernie) sure did have a way in their day.
|Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson|
(May 22, 2007 - 13:56)
|My feelings about songs often have very little to do with a songwriter's talent .. I am sure this writer/band has some .. but their songs just grate on my nerves. |
|Steel Pulse - Ravers|
(May 22, 2007 - 13:31)
|likewise .. i am surprised at the low ratings .. i have not heard this song in forever - but i knew that i wanted to give it a 10 immediately ..
Ah....my college years...
|John Martyn - Glory Box|
(May 22, 2007 - 09:15)
|Perhaps I need to pay closer attention to Physicsgenius' other comments .. but musical taste is personal and need not be a response to talent right?
I thought it was an decent cover version but it did not make me want to run out and buy the album.
Well the usual inane comments from Physics genius who clearly couldn't recognise real musical talent if it bit him in the bum!
|Men At Work - Down By The Sea|
(May 15, 2007 - 14:40)
|I do love his voice. I have two Colin Hayes solo albums .. and his lyrics are corny - but there is something so likeable about him. Maybe it is nostalgia as that is a big factor in my appreciation of music.|
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Mar 27, 2007 - 14:31)
|I was enjoying it well enough .. thought it was funny .. though when I heard Joe Jackson .. I had to give it a 10. I like William Shatner's schtick these days .. but I LOVE Joe.|
|Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes|
(Feb 06, 2007 - 18:46)
|ahhhhh .. high school ... i had SUCH a crush on a boy named george .. i still think of it when i hear the song (i think fondly of the crush moreso than him)
and i have never owned this song on cd or cassette - so it is always a treat to hear it on the radio ... or on the internet ..
and it is a beautiful song ...
|Sting - Desert Rose|
(Feb 02, 2007 - 16:05)
|wow - i had BRING ON THE NIGHT on cassette way back (WAAAAAY back .. sigh .. i sure am old)
.. i did like that album a lot .. RP : please play LOW LIFE (I think that was the name of the song)
I agree. A great live recording.
|Peter Gabriel - A Different Drum|
(Nov 10, 2006 - 14:31)
|It is amazing to me how the combination of music and voice in this piece can evoke such a strong, but difficult to describe, emotional response from me.
I fear that the following statement will demean the song as well as my previous comment, but I am also reminded of discussing with a friend that some songs on this album are such a great soundtrack for sex.
|Keane - Bedshaped|
(Oct 14, 2006 - 04:32)
|i initially liked keane and then became tired of their saccharin sweetness ... but when this song came on, i did not realize it was them and i thought about what a sucker i am for falsettos ...|
|The Who - The Rock|
(Sep 28, 2006 - 11:25)
|god .. listening to this makes my heart leap .. that sounds like too corny a comment to make about a WHO quadrophenia song .. but damn ... it just brings me back ... i would LOVE it if RP followed with love reign over me ... |
|Elton John - Tiny Dancer|
(Sep 25, 2006 - 15:16)
|Once again - I have fond associations with this song because of ALMOST FAMOUS. I just loved that movie. (I say once again because RP played an Led Zeppelin song that was also in the movie.)
I am not crazy about Elton John songs generally because they are so overplayed ... but i LOVED the scene when everyone on the bus started singing this song.
|U2 - Bad (Live)|
(Sep 20, 2006 - 17:04)
|yep - it is an 11. i am stuck at work late on a wednesday evening doing paperwork and this is just about the best song i can think of to keep me goin'.
|Led Zeppelin - Tangerine|
(Aug 31, 2006 - 07:26)
|I hope that my comment is not worth the effort for derision, but I associate this song with a FAVORITE movie of mine: ALMOST FAMOUS. That is why I have such positive associations with it.|
|Iron and Wine - Free Until They Cut Me Down|
(Aug 18, 2006 - 16:01)
|isn't this ONE guy? i didn't think it was a band.
I want to like these guys, but I saw them live and the lead singer was a tool. Instead of realizing he was in a small venue, he apparently thought he was in a quaint coffee shop and got pissed with the noise of people talking/bottles clinking, and actually had crowd members exclaim with him, "Shut the F--- up!" It was a lame display that soured me towards a talented musician. To his credit though, it surely did not help that they were following Band of Horses, who rocked.
|The Call - I Still Believe|
(Jun 15, 2006 - 15:23)
|i am soooo enjoying the cheese factor .... i think i had a job at a snowball stand and taped this from a vinyl record .. record and tape traders used to rent albums for a dollar a day so people could tape them ... then they stopped .. as it was not legal .. good times ...
I was about to say much the same thing. I liked it years ago, but it's pretty melodramatic sounding now.
|Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger|
(Apr 30, 2006 - 18:45)
|i think this is a great song ... part of the emotion it evokes comes from both fond nostalgia and horror at how old i am .. it reminds me of spending the night at a friend's house after going to a mixer at the boys school ..|