|Mazzy Star - Into Dust|
(Aug 24, 2012 - 12:36)
| Magikal1act wrote:|
arresting...just stopped me in my tracks, shivers all over my body...dreamlike visions hover just outside of consciousness.
entire album is like that. magical & ethereal. great music to fall asleep to...and hope sandoval is stunning to see do this live...dating myself a bit.
|Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane|
(Aug 24, 2012 - 08:23)
|LOVE the Velvet Underground...this hit me in the belly! Visceral & awesome, how pure their rock n' roll.|
|Gomez - How We Operate|
(Aug 23, 2012 - 20:18)
| Byronape wrote:|
You have a noodle shop? Like all they sell is noodles?
We do, Pho sho we do!
|Tom Waits - Step Right Up|
(Sep 05, 2011 - 17:06)
|This song (and Waits) are pure genius IMHO. Soothsayer.|
It is satire, social commentary. It's an art piece. It makes you consider it, whether you want to or not. If you just hit mute or change the channel that's your choice...but it caused your action - or reaction, positive or negative.
You are supposed to be annoyed by the drilling repetitive bass line, the spouting of every sales tag known to man, the barking carny taunting you...it's a protest song way ahead of it's time. It grates on you by design.
Consume, consume, presume, assume, and resume - baby boom to doom & gloom. Bigger, better, faster, more - America the beautiful.
|Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home|
(Sep 04, 2011 - 01:18)
| Proclivities wrote:|
That doesn't look like a linoleum cut. Judging by the amount of black, it's probably scratchboard done on multi-colored stock, or it is possibly just a computer-generated graphic. Interesting picture, though.
crayola makes a black paper that you can submit to an "invisible" marker, that reveals the multi-colored paper backing after you draw...looks very much like that.
|Beck - Earthquake Weather|
(Sep 04, 2011 - 01:15)
| ziggytrix wrote:|
He's a rip-off artist with extra emphasis on "artist". So rarely is the whole greater than the sum of its parts, but with Beck its actually rare when it is not!
That or he just works with really, really good producers.
Either way, his whole catalog of work is just great!
Pretty sure he produces his own stuff as well as many others. He's a genius...like him or not, is up to you I guess.
|B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone|
(Jul 28, 2011 - 07:08)
|If you were on the fence about how "meh" Moby's song was, this true bluesman following should sort that out for you.|
|Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done|
(Jul 27, 2011 - 17:59)
| johnjconn wrote:|
Winehouse should have listened a little harder to this message.
Nobody likes the Monday Morning Quarterback.
Tell you what, there must be someone in your life that needs help...maybe they won't admit it, maybe you're uncomfortable accepting the role - hell, maybe you don't know anyone in trouble...find someone, there's lots of folks out there that could use friendship, honesty, courage, and grace —-> all directed at their recovery. Find them and help them.
We're all broken, we're all fragile & flawed.
Don't be a jerk.
It takes more effort to help...but it's also more noble. Peace.
|Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne|
(Jul 25, 2011 - 22:39)
| nate917 wrote:|
I was partial to a couple of smoky piano versions (including, in particular, Kofi
's), until I heard Gatton's. Blew me away. It is indeed awesome.
danny gatton made filthy love to this one. the best version I've ever heard.
|Aimee Mann - The Scientist (Live)|
(Jun 30, 2011 - 00:12)
| mrsquid wrote: |
I lost a job because of Bill and his insistence on keeping me 50% tuned-in to my work and 100% tuned-in to RP all day. Bastard.
Kidding Bill, I love you. Lost the job all on my own.
|Xavier Rudd - Home|
(Jun 29, 2011 - 23:57)
| adu wrote:|
When I listen to this song I picture in my mind a father, perhaps middle aged, someone who experience a lot of struggle. Someone who was very caught up in the world, fighting, ambition. A man with a lot of attachment to the outcome, and in that, suffered failure, and witnessed a great deal of pain. But he finds himself, despite himself, at home, stunned by the beauty of all the little things he had always taken for granted. Just absolutely inspiring. I hope I come home some day.
"Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? The life that you are seeking you will not find. When the heavenly gods created human beings, they kept everlasting for themselves and gave us death. So, Gilgamesh, accept your fate, each day, wash your head, bathe your body, and wear clothes that are sparkling fresh. Fill your stomach with tasty food. Play, sing, dance, and be happy both night and day. Delight in the pleasures that your wife brings you, and cherish the little child who holds your hand. Make every day of your life a feast of rejoicing! This is the task that the gods have set before all human beings. This is the life you should seek, for this is the best life a mortal can hope to achieve."
couldn't have said it better if I had put the time to it...wouldn't change a letter of this comment. Thanks a million for summing up quite perfectly my reaction to this song, from the moment I heard the little child's voice call for daddy...missing my boys.
|Radiohead - Lotus Flower|
(Jun 10, 2011 - 09:41)
|Aren't "best of the decade" awards typically bestowed at the end of the period? It seems that we're only 6 months into this one and I'm not sure I'm comfortable crowning a "best" with a full 9 years & 6 months remaining in the voting window.|
Now, in all fairness - if after this decade has in fact expired...this song from RH has earned the title "best" I will send you a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. You pick the flavor...
what has happened to us? we have all been seduced by microwaves. the end is near.
Just bumped up my rating to a 10. This is after dancing in the kitchen to this song last night with a glass of wine in my hand. Greatest song of the decade so far, IMHO.
|Regina Spektor - Samson|
(Jun 10, 2011 - 00:08)
|This entire album deserves a listen, from any out there that haven't. It is truly one of the most haunting, beautiful, and emotional albums I have heard in years...if not a bit quirky.|
|The Beatles - You Never Give Me/The End|
(Nov 03, 2010 - 07:35)
| Randomax wrote:|
Pure genius...I've always judged this by the next generation's opinion (and the next)....my sons think this is one of the best collection of work they've ever heard....they are 17 and 20....that's proof enough for me!
I was a young boy when I first heard my parents listening to these songs. Years later I cannot shake their power over me...they always hit me in my very core, no matter how many times I've heard them.
Now I sing & play them for my young song age 4, and he is entranced by them...it's one of the very rare occasions when he sits absolutely still. And in the end - he gives a knowing smile before fading off to sleep.
For me, these particular few minutes are perhaps the height of pop music history.
|Paul Cusick - Fade Away|
(Apr 02, 2010 - 10:35)
| paulcusick wrote:|
Thank you for the play. It made my day and my son thinks I'm cool because the DJ is American.
Thanks for the song Paul! Your son should think you're cool for reasons far beyond that...and I'm sure he does. Have a great weekend!
|The Beatles - Revolution|
(Mar 29, 2010 - 10:12)
|saw paul last night in AZ...lovely evening|
- Venus And Mars
- Rock Show
- All My Loving
- Got To Get You Into My Life
- Let Me Roll It/ Foxy Lady (Jimi cover tease outro)
- The Long And Winding Road
- Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
- (I Want To) Come Home
- My Love
- I'm Looking Through You
- Every Night
- Two Of Us
- Here Today
- Dance Tonight
- Mrs. Vandebilt
- Eleanor Rigby
- Letting Go
- Sing The Changes
- Band On The Run
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
- Back In The USSR
- I've Got a Feeling
- Paperback Writer
- A Day in the Life / Give Peace a Chance
- Let It Be
- Live And Let Die
- Hey Jude
- Day Tripper
- Lady Madonna
- Get Back
- Helter Skelter
- Sgt. Pepper's (Reprise)
- The End
|Big Brother And The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart|
(Mar 24, 2010 - 18:43)
| ianmoff wrote:|
Never got this. A shouting, screeching, drunken old woman
Sorry, but there's much better out there
You are certainly entitled, but I would submit that art is/should be emotive. How does one define "better". However you do, I would agree that there are better out there...but JJ is just fine as a peach.
From a documentary I saw, JJ was a very soulful albeit flawed artist. She was a social pariah as a younster, and singing/bellowing/screeching (whatever you want to call it) was her way of expressing herself.
You don't dig, that's cool.
For me, it gets my rocks off everytime. I have a handful of recordings of her/them, all I enjoy...as I do a nice drunken stupor from time to time. Of course, I can do without the overplayed radio stuff - but she (and this band) could just flat lay it down. You should give it a better listen I think.
Some people think that missionary is the only way. Others know better.
|Sonic Youth - New Hampshire|
(Mar 24, 2010 - 09:49)
|Keep going B&R...the last 4 songs have been fantastic! You're on a roll, and I have to join a conference call in 5 minutes...but I'm going to keep you playing to drown out the noise on the other end of the line.|
|Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood|
(Mar 22, 2010 - 17:05)
| Papernapkin wrote:|
After a while, these blues songs all start to sound the same.
if only...there's like 4,000,000,000 blues artisans (alive and dead and yet to be born) that would LOVE to sound like this. his tone is ridiculous.
|Mazzy Star - Into Dust|
(Mar 22, 2010 - 16:52)
|Simply my very favorite album to fall asleep to...I mean that in the best way possible. This brings on blissful dreams.|
|Wilco - Passenger Side|
(Mar 22, 2010 - 15:40)
| Businessgypsy wrote:|
Exactly in the way that Hemingway wrote whiny, navel gazing novels about stupid hunters. I've always found this song a plaintive, insightful essay on failure despite best intentions and the surrender of sobriety in the face of common life angst. Not particularly funny, despite a lot of wit in the lyric. I would say wry. A better take on describing the problem of too little education, too little pay and too little motivation than Springsteen ever crafted, in my book. What happens when there's a desire to rise above, but not a will or a way.
|Jimi Hendrix - Drifting|
(Mar 22, 2010 - 09:15)
|Aren't you glad that not all songs have to be an iron skillet mashing you in the skull, looney tunes style? Jimi rocked so well, and most have just associated him with the intense rocking, seething guitar riffs, and killer rythm section...|
But I would ask that we keep in mind that most of these sounds had not been heard before, quite in this way. The really creative use of wah wah, hanging microphones from the ceiling and swinging them to capture that undulating sound reminiscent of physic's Doppler Effect and more musically towards the advent of digital delay pedals, backwards tape looping of guitar sounds...taken to this level of orchestration (after the Beatles of course)...
In my experience most artists carry around a small sketchbook...to noodle and document and reflect and discover...when the time strikes them. I see this as a sketch, a developed one...that does work it out...and this does really rock, just very quietly...
I love a lot of his later work, and can't help wondering what would/could have been. I think that he would have become a composer of movie/play soundtracks & musical accompaniment before that was a notable thing to do.
|Dave Matthews Band - Bartender|
(Mar 12, 2010 - 12:38)
| mfassett wrote:|
Hmmm... I confess I have no idea if it's currently cool to hate or love the DMB. I just have to say.. they are fantastic musicians, who do nothing for me. I'd probably really enjoy a show where they go into jam mode, but please don't make me listen to his songs.
Does "cool" or "uncool" matter to you? Are you older than 30? I'm just sayin'... :)
Cool or not, these cats can just flat play...you sound like a music lover regardless of the label or brand...do yourself a solid and go see a show. Not a normal show though, rather go see a "special" show...like one at Gorges not too far north of you, or some other inspirational place/setting. I have seen DMB probably 30 times live, not in several years and mostly in the early/mid 90's...and no matter how played out their brand has become over the years, these guys just go for it and will lay you out on a good night.
The best quality shows from them are simply some of the best shows you could ever hope to see. Take your shoes off, feel the grass, and dance a hole in the ground.
|Wilco - You Are My Face|
(Mar 12, 2010 - 09:26)
| Dancing_banana wrote:|
this is a great song because of music AND lyrics.
I trust no emotion
I believe in locomotion
But I've turned to rust as we've discussed
Though I must have let you down
too many times
In the dirt and the dust
the lyrics to this song are very, very good...
|R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion|
(Mar 12, 2010 - 09:06)
| WonderLizard wrote:|
I remember reading about this great band and their great album...then I got the album. On vinyl. Still have it. Amazing. Then, it was WHFS in Bethesda. Now it's RP.
I miss WHFS.
|K.D. Lang - Helpless|
(Mar 11, 2010 - 12:18)
| rtrudeau wrote:|
There's no denying she has a beautiful voice. However, this interpretation brings nothing new to the song. It's just "pretty." The original actually made the listener feel angst, helplessness. This version does not.
|Tom Petty - Breakdown|
(Mar 08, 2010 - 12:17)
|have always been fond of the searing guitars on this one...TP and his mates are just so solid.|
|Beethoven - Symphony No.5 - Allegro Con Brio|
(Mar 05, 2010 - 12:50)
| Hannio wrote:|
I'm not going to rate this song. Giving this a ten lowers this masterpiece down to the level of other songs I have given a ten to, which doesn't seem right.
well said...I just came to look as there are two "10's" back to back with this following Time...but alas, you are correct. It's just not the same...this defies a rating.
|The Beatles - Here, There And Everywhere|
(Mar 03, 2010 - 10:21)
|When life is good, and my wife & I are getting along...love seems clear - definite. This song is so clear in its sentiment, in its message of simple, pure love. When life is good, I think of this song and my wife, and just how nice it is to have a companion in this world.|
|Beck - Loser|
(Feb 16, 2010 - 11:43)
| manzanitafire wrote:|
Saw a great show a few years back that was Beck with a ridiculously talented band of uber art geeks, one of who came out and break-danced in 80's knee-socks and metallic shorts before picking up his instrument. When it came to the point in the show when it was time for Beck to go solo acoustic and do some of the stuff on Sea Change, the band sat down at a table and ate dinner onstage, with the whole thing beamed via video from above. They broke it up by having a jam session at the dinner table with the silverware that led into the second set. The whole thing was abso-freakin-brilliant.
the man's a performance artist in the purest sense of the word. he's an installation piece.
i remember the first few times i listened to this debut album, cover to cover, in the dank darkness of my DC basement apartment many moons ago. i really and truly believe that this in one of the most important, seminal debut albums of the last two decades...so completely raw and unrestrained...and oh how he has evolved through the balance of his work to date...one of the most engagingly diverse catalogs that i can readily think of.
a real and true gem, this guy.
|Band Of Horses - The Funeral|
(Feb 08, 2010 - 15:38)
|This song has taken on a life of its own with me...like a hymn of total rejoicing & the exuberance of all human life. The Danny MacAskill video is possibly the single most inspiring expression of personal freedom that I have ever seen. I grew up practically glued to the seat of my evolution of bmx bikes throughout my youth; an escape, a consolation in light of the harshness of life at home, a sense of freedom that couldn't be easily replicated elsewhere in my world...|
DM of course doesn't use a seat, but it is just mind-blowing the connection to his vehicle. A rarely gifted and fearless individual to be sure.
I used the MacAskill video and the Band of Horses backing to demonstrate my point at a corporate presentation related to the lessons learned from failure. My pretty tame midwestern audience was floored and very moved...rarely does a song so effectively feed the pictures on the screen.
I also showed this to my 3-year old son, when on a recent sunset bike ride he asked me the question "papa, have you ever seen a bicycle jumping?" I, of course said "yes, I have." Later he watched, completely entranced in the glow of my blackberry as we sat in his bed, lights off...just after reading books and just before tucking in where he without fail will ask "will you tell me a story, sing me a song, and talk about remember?". When the video ended, and the word hope faded from the screen...he looked up at me beaming, with tears in his eyes and for a moment said nothing...then he just hugged me tight and said "goodnight papa".
Thanks as always RP, for being part of the soundtrack of my life...
|Mich Gerber - By Your Side (feat. Bajka)|
(Feb 05, 2010 - 07:37)
| tdola2 wrote:|
From the "There's no accounting for taste" department...
I really dislike this woman's singing.
i don't mind it...
...but it does sound a bit like
|Dave Matthews Band - Digging A Ditch|
(Feb 01, 2010 - 10:19)
|if you didn't catch DMB on last night's Grammy's broadcast...it was very very hot! Lots of layered musical accompaniment...really nice!|
|Allman Brothers - Stormy Monday|
(Feb 01, 2010 - 09:37)
| Jamunca wrote:|
I'm feeling the sudden need to sit in a bath tub on a cliff overlooking the sunset.
|U2 - In God's Country|
(Feb 01, 2010 - 09:21)
| helgigermany wrote:|
I dont tell , when i give to charity!
I understand your comment and the desire not to come across as elitist, or self-serving and in need of approval from others, but...
...by announcing publicly about your personal giving and assistance of charitable organizations you may in fact inspire others to do the same. Basic psychology, lemmings to the cliff...people want to do good deeds, they just don't want to be the first to do it.
The other evening my wife & I decided to donate a modest $200 to the relief efforts in Haiti...not because we have extra money sitting around mind you.
I sent a broadcast email out to my entire firm (which is frowned upon, clearly) which illicited the response of more than a handful of others giving to the same cause...success at any level.
Please make a donation if you can at hopeforhaitinow.org or 8779942484...whatever you can spare will help someone there more than it will hurt you here. Blessed are those who can help our brothers & sisters in need.. Thanks all...
|Elbow - Weather To Fly|
(Feb 01, 2010 - 08:56)
|CaptainPicard wrote: |
.... Elbow totally outplayed Coldplay.
You make this sound as if it's some kind of achievement.
I outplayed them in the bathroom this morning.
One of the funniest comments I have seen recently...master of the flute?
|Elliott Smith - Between The Bars|
(Jan 25, 2010 - 14:37)
|Man, this dude breaks my heart every time...first couple chords of any song of his and it's like a tractor beam into a base sadness that exists deep inside of my being. I used to be a sad person, and have since learned that life is a symphony; with point and counterpoint, ecstacy and grief, hopefulness and despairing, triumph and failure...all used in movements and proportions that bring our days and nights alive with color. |
In spite of all the blessings that my life today is filled with, the music of E.S. can without fail bring a lump in my throat, a weight in my chest, and an almost insatiable desire to weep...but not because it makes me sad - more because it makes me feel almost overwhelmed with joy. He slays me. His music, for me is that intensely beautiful.
I feel that my life has been enriched by Elliot's sound; as well the sounds of others like Brian Wilson, Nick Drake, John Lennon, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Chris Robinson, and Billie Holiday to name a very very few.
Thanks RP, for providing a soundtrack to all of our lives.
|Arcade Fire - Ocean of Noise|
(Jan 21, 2010 - 07:32)
| MinMan wrote:|
I'm sorry to say that this Arcade Fire tune just sounds lame adolescent and uninspired after that tour de force by Smashing Pumpkins.
I was just thinking the very same thing...really like this song and this band but when juxtaposed alongside the pumpkins, they don't stand up that well. Still good, but so is lots of stuff...
|Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane (live)|
(Jan 21, 2010 - 06:59)
| krich58 wrote:|
I once had Margo sign my ticket on my birthday.
at first reading, I thought that this said Margo had actually sung happy birthday to him/her...that would have been only slightly more amazing...amazingly soothing voice
|Neil Young - Words (Between The Lines Of Age)|
(Jan 21, 2010 - 06:57)
| ambrebalte wrote:|
I love everything in this one
agreed...this song and this entire album have to be some of the most emotive rock music in history
|Nick Drake - Pink Moon|
(Jan 20, 2010 - 15:33)
|this will sound so beautiful & illuminating to someone discovering it 1000 years from now...|
|David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (live)|
(Jan 20, 2010 - 13:06)
| Stefen wrote:|
There's something to be said for a studio.
totally agree...that said, this live version is passionate and his voice is as solid as any live performance I have ever heard from him...good vibe.
|Grateful Dead - China-Rider|
(Jan 19, 2010 - 09:46)
| TimeWaster wrote:|
Really? I'm not sure that's how you want to spell it...
this made me laugh so hard i almost...
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm|
(Jan 19, 2010 - 08:53)
| toterola wrote:|
I was just talking to a friend about the Pumpkins today. When they got it right, they were damned hard to beat.
|Bat For Lashes - Glass|
(Jan 19, 2010 - 08:31)
|for a second i thought that the album cover said "two suvs"...which i thought was odd. i mean, one is plenty right? made me ponder whether she was thinking that this song was soooo good that she would be rewarded with two suvs...but alas i had read it wrong. back to my cup of coffee.|
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinocerous|
(Jan 06, 2010 - 10:14)
| window wrote:|
Man, what a great song. Fantastic drumming, and trademark SP guitar interplay.
agreed, fantastic on every level.
|The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight|
(Dec 31, 2009 - 10:14)
| rickhoran wrote:|
this song has everything from the early/mid 80's doesn't it?
overwrought lyrics- joy division/new order/don henley (boys of summer)
that "space age love song"/flock of seagulls guitar
got the synth going like ultravox/cabaret voltaire
and i just watched the video, they have the look too. the singer gawking around while on stage kinda reminds me of the singer from the bangles. ha ha!
so if you love the sound from then its a great song.
Well put and makes sense. For some reason, I cannot like this song...parts of it I really dig...parts I despise. It's funny really, I have affection for most of the bands you mention, but maybe that was then...but this guy's affected vocals or something about the sound really turns me off to it.
|The Who - Baba O'Riley|
(Dec 30, 2009 - 11:27)
| CamLwalk wrote:|
They were big into the whole crescendo thing.
|James McMurtry - Choctaw Bingo|
(Dec 30, 2009 - 09:31)
| bentonian wrote:|
Clearly no one now disparaging this song has actually listened to the lyrics. The song tells the story of Texas clan, and their plans for a family reunion. Along the way McMurty paints some fantastic character sketches, and includes some very colorful metaphors. This really is a gem, but you do have to listen.
I agree...hell of a storyteller, hell of a romp imo.
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeletons|
(Nov 18, 2009 - 12:43)
| stevo_b wrote:|
Cool album cover....
note to self: if I ever become a rock star...never, ever let your album cover be cooler than the contents.
|Dave Matthews Band - Halloween|
(Oct 30, 2009 - 15:22)
| daVinci wrote:|
What a treat to hear this on RP! Still waiting to hear it live...
Saw it live on Halloween at the Oakland Coliseum way back when, followed by a night of craziness in the Castro and SOMA...insanity.
|Bonnie Raitt - I Feel The Same|
(Oct 21, 2009 - 14:40)
| paraclete wrote:|
Does this fine lady have even one bad song? Everything she touches is tasty, real, gritty, and lovely. All at the same time.
She is spectacular to be sure. This song is a restrained jammer, badass.
|Tom Petty - Time To Move On|
(Oct 20, 2009 - 09:54)
|This is my 3 year old's new favorite song to sing with mom...alternating the lines of the chorus between the two of the them...he fills in the "time to get goin" piece. It slays me. Thanks Tom.|
|Youngbloods - Get Together|
(Oct 09, 2009 - 14:03)
|This is one of the very, very few tunes regardless of age or era that I truly love to hear...no matter how many times I have heard throughout my life. I can't explain it...don't have to...it just speaks to me to my core. No matter what anyone else thinks.|
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Galapogos|
(Oct 09, 2009 - 10:39)
|Whether you love them or hate them, it is hard to deny to talent of B. Corgan from the standpoint of composition, layering, production, etc.|
His voice is an acquired taste, like Neil Young, or Bob Dylan, or Tom Waits, or Bjork, or Thom York...but my opinion is that B. Corgan approaches his vocals more from the perspective of another instrument in his arsenal of sound; like a swarm of bees at times, a child at others.
I have always been a big fan, and think that SP are a special talent that were instrumental in defining a specific period in rock music history.
|The Stone Roses - Love Spreads|
(Oct 08, 2009 - 10:16)
| Danimal174 wrote:| Agreed...the improvement in the guitar quality from the previous album is astounding. Very tasty work throughout this gem...
Absolutely rockin' guitar work on this. The whole CD is solid, with some incredible riffs.
|They Might Be Giants - Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas)|
(Oct 05, 2009 - 15:42)
|of course we all know "don't let's start" "particle man" and others, and I enjoyed them back in high school when they were released in the late 80's. but now, as a man, and a father I have re-discovered TMBG as an exceptional children's music act. This song and especially "zeroes" are awesome sing-alongs for kids, and there is truly a million times more important information contained in this music than Dora the Explorer's entire cannon of skin-crawling drivel...(assuming that the sum of multiplying by zero creates a result greater than zero, only in this special circumstance) |
IMO, of course,
|Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage|
(Sep 30, 2009 - 15:10)
| vit wrote:|
Talk about getting called out by a remake. I was at a friends house years ago playing a video game and this song (done by Soundgarden) came on the video game. I said, "Hay they remade a Johny Cash song!" I'm sure there's an emoticon somewhere here that describes the looks I got but imagination works just as well.
Road Rash for PS, mid 90's? Vaguely remember that.
|A Perfect Circle - The Noose|
(Sep 30, 2009 - 11:12)
| Bazooka wrote:|
Maynard James Keenan scares the hell out of me.
Whatever he does to/for you...I'm pretty sure that he's a genius...cannot put my finger on it, but I enjoy almost everything that I have heard from him in all incarnations. Maybe years from now I'll have a better idea of why, but for now I am content to just really like his style/sensibility of musical expression.
|Pink Floyd - If|
(Sep 11, 2009 - 10:56)
|I have always thought of Trey and Phish when I listen to this track...intro tease at a live show.|
|Rush - Limelight|
(Sep 01, 2009 - 14:04)
|Just watched "I Love You Man" the other night...I won't ever be able to listen to Rush in the same way.|
|The Beatles - Because|
(Aug 31, 2009 - 15:31)
|Many moons ago as a 12 year-old I joined Columbia House (at the time, soooo exciting!). Abbey Road was one of the first CD's I ever bought (along with Led Zeppelin II, and The Who's Greatest Hits). I remember receiving those 3 disks...unwrapping them one spring afternoon when I had the whole house to myself. I listened to them all start to finish on the bitchin "Technics" hi-fi home audio system we had...with the hideous, big tower speakers cranked...a truly spiritual experience for a young boy who knew almost nothing at the time (well, I guess I knew enough to order those albums anyway).|
I was in kindergarten when most of this music was released and I recall hearing it regularly as a small child...some of my earliest childhood musical memories. Several years later, sitting all alone on the floor of our living room shiny new CD cases in hand, it was almost like hearing it again for the very first time. I remember being truly creeped out scared by the end of Abbey Road...such haunting and psychedelic sounds coming from both the instruments and the players. I had never really "heard" anything like it, completely blown away...a total revelation.
To this day, and perhaps for the rest of my life this music will be just about as good as it gets. True expression.
|Eagles - Seven Bridges Road|
(Aug 28, 2009 - 14:23)
|I have always sung this song in my most private moments since I was a child. Damn it's so freakin good!|
|George Harrison - Beware Of Darkness|
(Aug 11, 2009 - 09:45)
| On_The_Beach wrote:|
Totally agree! I may even have posted a similar sentiment on another song from this album. If they can "de-Spector" Let it Be, why not All Things Must Pass? Make both versions available and let the music lovers choose for themselves. T-Bone Burnett, are you listening?
Pretty sure that the re-release double cd that was remastered a few years back has both versions, maybe even three. It was in my player for several months a couple years ago, but I've since given it some time to cool off.
There's a truly haunting, stripped down acoustic version of this track that is very emotional. Sounds like he's sitting next to you in an empty room, just the two of you...spiritual.
|The Beatles - I Will|
(Aug 05, 2009 - 17:06)
|I had a mariachi trio perform this beautiful little ditty cliffside in Mexico for 60 of my closest friends & family, as my wife & I got married a few years ago. Fond memories.|
|Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing|
(Jul 28, 2009 - 17:24)
| d00kie wrote:|
Well I WAS going to leave for lunch...But I think I will stick around for this one
I WAS just about to shut'r down and start staring at the brake lights on the 101...then this came on. Ahhh, sweet relief.
|Cracker - Friends|
(Jul 28, 2009 - 10:08)
|i like it so much more when he gets back to sounding like himself and abandons the put on of the overly affected bumpkin vocals...|
...don't get me wrong, I love bumpkin vocals...when they are being sung naturally by a good ol' country bumpkin of course.
|J.J. Cale - Crazy Mama|
(Jul 28, 2009 - 10:02)
| fluffybum wrote:|
j.j. cool..can't get much cooler.
agreed. very economical guitar work...tone sounds a bit like "Belly Button Window" by Jimi.
|Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire|
(Jul 01, 2009 - 10:21)
| etcarroll wrote:|
Never knew KOL till I discoved RP.
KOL starting to grow on me, 5 -> 7.
you may want to get a doctor to look at that before it spreads.
|Leon Russell - Back To The Island|
(Jun 08, 2009 - 15:44)
|The past hour sounds like Bill & Rebecca must have recently stumbled upon some sticky malas hierbas lindas on the hillside by their house in beautiful Paradise...exhale y'all.|
|Ungar, Mason & friends - Ashokan Farewell|
(May 28, 2009 - 08:38)
| KevH wrote:|
It stopped me in my tracks. Quite beautiful! Thanks Bill.
Couldn't agree more...a minute in I always ask myself "what is this?". It is so very beautiful, melancholic but hopeful.
|Little Feat - Willin'|
(May 20, 2009 - 11:40)
| Mark_Moosier wrote:|
Is the Crowes version recorded anywhere? Love to hear it. Steve Earle's version on Sidetracks is great, much more gritty than the original. Steve make you believe he could be the smugglin' trucker...Little Feat, not even close.
you can find the Crowes doing this tune on some of their instantlive recordings from shows over the past few years...Norva I&II and Live from the Metropolitan come to mind...these may not be commercially available but could be found through online trades perhaps.
|Little Feat - Willin'|
(May 20, 2009 - 11:35)
| Wisecrowe wrote:|
The Black Crowes do a rip snortin' version of this tune.
damn right they do...love LF but the Crowes' version *smokes* this one
|Wilco - Bull Black Nova|
(May 19, 2009 - 11:29)
|ca·coph·o·nous (k-kf-ns) adj. Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.|
say it fast with emphasis on the first two syllables and think spanish slang...(caca = feces, "shit", "poop")
and I am a fan of Wilco...this me no likey.
|Sebadoh - Ocean|
(May 08, 2009 - 12:33)
| Papernapkin wrote:|
in a tediously good way...ahhh, memories of philly's trocadero in the early 90's.
|Sublime - Santeria|
(May 08, 2009 - 11:42)
| Strifey wrote:|
I don't get why this song is held in such high regard amongst Sublime fans. It's mediocre at best. I love Sublime, but this is one of the crappiest songs they ever did.
|Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)|
(May 04, 2009 - 16:14)
| Daveinbawlmer wrote:|
The opening couple seconds of WhaaaWhaaa sounds just like my cat when she vomits.
pretty talented puss ya got there...
and oh yeah...go O's! I'll drop a rope if you promise to climb up out of that dank basement you're living in.
|Oasis - Waiting For The Rapture|
(Apr 15, 2009 - 08:20)
|shameless, these prats are. pretty sure the only original creation that they have within them is the BM they produce each morning...ponderous how "we" have afforded them a life of extravagance based on their baseless portfolio.|
|Manu Chao - Bongo Bong|
(Apr 14, 2009 - 13:16)
|While the song wasn't terribly inspiring...it did make me click the page to see if he was in fact saying "King of the bongload".|
...which he wasn't, regrettably.
...right, wrong, or indifferent...that would have been more amusing at the very least.
|Phish - Waste|
(Apr 08, 2009 - 10:55)
|I gotta say...every time I hear this song it makes more of an impact. It's simple and beautiful and honest...with all it's flaws out there in the open. Just like life. It works for me.|
|Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels|
(Apr 08, 2009 - 09:41)
| oilydwarf wrote:|
sounds good, got any more details?
not sure if this is what you are looking for...
there is a DVD & CD package that is a better deal than just the CD, plus you can watch the show...do some digging, you'll find it.
of course, make sure that you go to wherever you purchase via RP so that they can get their cut...it's the least we can do to support this truly great public service Bill & Rebecca provide us each & every day.
|Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels|
(Apr 08, 2009 - 09:29)
|Anyone who appreciates the value of what these boys bring should run, not walk to find the duo acoustic offering from Chris & Rich...brothers of a feather...Crowes stuff and covers of devotionals and folk songs recorded at the Roxy in LA, that is truly awesome.|
|Tom Petty - The Golden Rose|
(Apr 08, 2009 - 09:03)
|I'll say it again...|
TP is an American Hero. His music is simple, beautifully melodic, and absolutely reverant to the greatest lessons taught by all of the best teachers.
This album is really, really relaxing and enjoyable to listen to.
|Beach Boys - Good Vibrations|
(Apr 06, 2009 - 11:32)
|I am a dedicated & lifetime Beatles fan...but this album may be the best ever created...although I don't recall this song being on it. That said, this song and the Pet Sounds album are pretty well masterpiece material start to finish.|
|Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 09:29)
gallon water jugs
friends & lovers
thousands moving as one
many many moons ago
|Weather Report - Birdland|
(Mar 16, 2009 - 17:10)
|I feel like part of me just died...|
great musicianship for sure...but my gawd I am naseous and reeling!
there's a totally square stereotypical "white" dude somewhere strolling down the street with a perma-grin, wagging his pointer finger towards the sky, and shuffling his shoulders just a bit out of time...think of the gym teacher/basketball coach from the Peyton Manning episode of SNL.
|Tortoise Head - Aum|
(Mar 16, 2009 - 14:51)
Scene - Washington Redskins running back, Clinton Portis sits cradled in the comfort of a private jet's supple leather interior. At altitude, he sits head bobbing, earphones on in a seeming trance. Outlandishly dressed, the faint spell of some atmospheric tunes can be heard from his iPod.
Cut to alternate scene - Ocean waves crash against the craggy shoreline of the Galapagos Islands. Pan along the beach and zoom in on an ancient looking giant tortoise as he labors along the moistened sand. The sun is bright, the air is cooled by the sea breeze. Life could not be better.
Scene - Suddenly a wormhole to another universe opens up like a ziploc bag, cue cacophonous sucking sound.
Scene - As the light returns to the screen we find our hero, the giant tortoise perched atop a molded fiberglass seat on public transportation somewhere in southeast Asia. Across the aisle sits Clinton Portis, cool as Fonzie, bobbing his head to the barely audible groove throbbing from his earphones.
TORTOISE: Hey man, what'cha listening to?
PORTIS: What's that?
TORTOISE: The music, I like it...it's got this vibe I can't quite place...who is it?
TORTOISE: Hey, aren't you a football player? Yeah, for the Redskins...that's it! Aren't you?
PORTIS: I am.
TORTOISE: I see. Interesting.
PORTIS: How's that?
TORTOISE: May I check out that song? Portishead you said it was? I've got a few minutes until my stop.
PORTIS: Yeah Portishead. Aum...aum, I guess...yeah sure.
TORTOISE: Thanks man.
Scene - The giant tortoise accepts the earphones dangled across the aisle, puts them on his oddly-shaped head...and slowly starts to bob to the music, eyelids growing heavy.
Scene - The same beach that we saw moments ago, this time nestled among the palm fronds piled via some chaos mathematics along the dunes fronting the cliffs. A giant tortoise lays nearby in what seems to be the space between being asleep and being awake.
TORTOISE: Man, I love me some Tortoise Head...yes I do.
Cut to alternate scene - An all-team meeting somewhere deep in the innards of FedEx field. The coach is on a roll, speaking with conviction about the virtues of the west-coast offense. His questions are going unanswered...
ZORN: Who can tell me why a two step drop to a curl will always work against a 3-4 package? How about you Clinton? Clinton, are you with us?
|Jethro Tull - Bouree|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 10:24)
|the end bit where he's whaling on the flute always reminds me of the scene in "Anchorman" where Will Farrell's character tears the joint down...too funny.|
|The Shins - Australia|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 10:20)
|anyone remember the "Some Kind of Wonderful" soundtrack? This is like a modern reinterpretation of Lick the Tin perhaps...|
...that said, I sure love the couple albums of theirs that I have...they make me feel good, which IMO (the ability to make one feel anything at all) makes for successful art.
...we're not all too cool to feel good anymore are we?
|Elbow - One Day Like This|
(Mar 02, 2009 - 13:34)
| aquinas wrote:|
Wow. Brilliant transition from Vivaldi.
thought it was nice from Copland's Fanfare as well...
|The Replacements - Skyway|
(Jan 22, 2009 - 10:17)
| Death_to_Clear_Channel wrote:|
Songs do not get more beautifully simple than this one. No matter what climate you live in.
Amen...an all-time favorite.
|Ani Difranco - Little Plastic Castle|
(Jan 05, 2009 - 11:58)
| govna wrote:|
yeah i know it's too late now, but i wish somebody would have told ani that not all her diary entries can be songs.
nursing a cold and this comment almost made me cough up a lung...hilarious.
I immediately think back to a night long ago when a bunch of my friends & I went to see a show at Wolftrap...my buddy got dumped by his super-cute girlfriend right in the middle of Ani's set when she was apparently overcome by the vibe & outed herself...introducing him to her new girlfriend who was also attending...he was crushed, but it was one of the most hilarious moments I have ever been witness to.
|Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark|
(Oct 24, 2008 - 13:07)
|I recently sung this and "Keep me in your Heart for a while" (W.Zevon) to my dying grandmother on her deathbed. The context may have not been 100% accurate or correct...but the words and melody made her smile some of her last smiles, and gave me a sense of love and grace that I needed her to feel from me. |
Like the song or not, true music makes us feel...and if a song can help you to communicate the rawest of feelings, then it's a successful art form. Sometimes words fail us, and these artists help us to find the way towards understanding.
|Belly - Feed The Tree|
(Oct 23, 2008 - 12:38)
|I saw Belly open for Radiohead (last song played) in 1992 or 93 at the Trocadero Ballroom in Philadelphia. Tanya & Thom did an acoustic rendition of "Thinking about You" which was truly beautiful and raw. Ahhh, the college rock scene in the Northeast back then was surely good to be around. Good times... |
|Paul Simon - Homeless|
(Aug 26, 2008 - 13:28)
| randomprime wrote:|
Good for you. When this album came out I was 10. It opened a door to a whole new "world" of music that I never imagined existed. I credit Graceland with seeding my love of African music. And at the time it opened my eyes to
the South African system of apartheid. For me this album was truly a revelation.
And it remains one of my favorites to this day.
And I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Well said...I was a boy when I first heard this album, and I too had never felt anything like it...and knew little of the world outside of the sound of my voice. My life, like most I suppose, consisted of the few miles in any direction from my humble home in So. MD...but the conversations overheard at the time with regards to this work, helped me to know that it was important. Almost 30 years later, I can say without hesitation that this album, its sentiment, its exposure, its raw beauty and sadness helped to make me into the man I am today...by teaching me to feel, to have compassion, to care.
For that I say Thank You to Paul Simon and many storytellers like him, for going beyond verse chorus verse, and opening eyes to the WORLD of music.
|Warren Zevon - Carmelita|
(Jul 31, 2008 - 13:28)
| Honeyman wrote:
If there was anybody not familiar with him and wondering why Warren Zevon is regarded with the esteem he is, just listen to this song.
Agreed...too much association for most ot there with the lone werewolf tune.
Carmelita is fantastic. Even more poignant was his parting shot "Keep me in your Heart for a while". That songs slays me everytime...heard him do it live and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Great songwriter.
|Radiohead - Karma Police|
(Jul 14, 2008 - 12:39)
Sure seems like the Karma Police are falling down on the job lately.
great comment...if I get your drift...very sharp.
|War - Low Rider|
(Jul 14, 2008 - 12:35)
|Hey man, it's Pedro.
Pedro's not here!
No man, I'm Pedro!
Pedro's not here!
|Chick Corea & Bela Fleck - Mountain|
(Jul 11, 2008 - 09:54)
As I listen to this....all I see is black teeth and blank stares. Bela Fleck doing blue grass is like trying to make crumpled tin foil smooth and creaseless.
now that you mentioned it...great image
one of my favorite things to create with is crumpled tin foil that's been un-crumpled and flattened out...you can fashion really great prints using this as the ink press...
Bela's talent is undeniable and fits many genre of musical style IMO...beauty's in the eye...
|Elliott Smith - Angeles|
(Jul 09, 2008 - 10:37)
I like Elliot Smith, but all of his songs sound very similar to me.
could be worse...some bands catalogue all sounds similarly sucky
at least ES similarity throughout is pretty brilliant and utterly listenable
|Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold|
(Apr 15, 2008 - 15:15)
This is what this song was meant to be.
|Tom Petty - Like a Diamond|
(Apr 01, 2008 - 11:53)
|If you're not hip to this track, still check out the album...really brilliant and full of vitriolic vibes for the industry ans modern life in general...the newer Highway Companion is a wonderful listen, time & time again...a great documentary of the aging/evolution of one of America's most seminal music heroes...IMO.|
|Guster - Ruby Falls|
(Mar 03, 2008 - 20:08)
The more I hear this one the more I fall in love with it. There is something so simple and plaintive about it.
Couldn't agree more...I hear the first few notes and immediately click into RP to see what I've rated this song...every time without fail...something about it is amazing to me.
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Crush|
(Feb 28, 2008 - 13:09)
One of those albums/CDs whose first listen will always be imprinted on my brain. Buddy of mine in college demanded that I come over right away to listen to a CD he just picked up from a new band. Cranked to "11" on the sound system, Gish totally blew my mind as my ears socked up the sound.
Yup. I remember a very similar day, a road trip in fact, captive audience, pretty mind-blowing at the time.
|Elliott Smith - Angeles|
(Feb 28, 2008 - 12:03)
Death, particularly suicide, sells better than sex.
I guess brilliance doesn't have a seat at the table? C'mon...
|Guster - The Captain|
(Feb 19, 2008 - 08:19)
yay-can't wait to see Guster at Wolf Trap this summer...
|Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise - California|
(Feb 14, 2008 - 12:37)
|correct me if I'm wrong...
RB is a blind bluesman who was a street performer when he encountered the young dudes that have since become the band.
I caught them at JazzFest a few years back and they were suprisingly hot!
|Supergrass - Low C|
(Feb 12, 2008 - 10:55)
Who wants to be the Beatles? Anyone? Oh, Supergrass -- you have your hand raised? You want to be the Beatles? NO!! You will never be the Beatles!!!
What's so wrong with wanting to aspire to greatness?
children wish to be like their role models
artists wish to be like the masters
musicians wish to be like the greats
and on and on...
sounding like the Beatles is a great compliment as far as I can tell...if you're into the Beatles sound.
sounding like Otis Redding, or Marvin Gay, or Brian Wilson, or John Mayall, or Herbie Hancock, or Wynton Marsalis, or Charles Mingus, or John Coltrane...
painting like Monet, or Klimt, or Kandinsky, or Van Dyke, or Rothko...
playing like Tiger, or Ripken, or Unitas, or Pele...
living like MLK, or Ghandi, or Ben Franklin, or Carnegie, or whatever diety you choose for that matter
writing like RW Emerson, or PD Eastman, or Frost, or, Samuel Clemens...
and on and on...you get my point.
whatever you aspire to or believe in, right? isn't this how we define greatness to some degree? if no one ever grooved on the work of those we collectively consider great...wouldn't those supposed "greats" just have been masturbating all along?
i would guess that one could only hope to someday be referred to as "sounds like, or writes like, or lives like, or plays like **insert supposed greatness here**"...what a statement of high regard...assuming you're not a gimmicky, no-talent hack of course.
|The Who - Quadrophenia|
(Feb 12, 2008 - 08:48)
|the last 45 minutes have been a totally amazing soundtrack to my morning...
...thanks again and again RP!
|Beck - Golden Age|
(Feb 12, 2008 - 08:46)
Soft couch, quiet room, good speakers, kids asleep (in my case) = smooth times.
way to count your blessings man...funny how the simplest of pleasures become the greatest of all.
|Tom Petty - Time To Move On|
(Feb 08, 2008 - 12:15)
...brief, simple, beautiful...
one of the most succinct, accurate, and truthful posts I've ever read on RP
|Porcupine Tree - Sentimental|
(Jan 24, 2008 - 17:55)
Great end to a crappy day. Thanks, Bill!
WELL SAID...CRAPPIEST DAY IN A WHILE...THIS HELPS ME TURN THE LIGHT OF IN MY OFFICE...UNTIL TOMORROW.
|The Frames - The Cost|
(Jan 14, 2008 - 16:17)
i see Glen Hansard in a whole new light after seeing the movie Once
just saw Once last night...really brilliant, emotional, and raw. A talented bunch of folks.
|Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere (But Not Here)|
(Nov 28, 2007 - 13:44)
|This is one band that I may never have encountered if not for RP...after a year of them growing on me (at first I didn't feel them) I am enjoying them more & more with every listen. They are really talented composers of a very textured and complex "wall of sound" that Spector & Lennon & Wilson might (who knows) be proud of.|
|Van Morrison - Into The Mystic|
(Oct 18, 2007 - 13:45)
Truely one of the most moving and romantic songs ever sung by this great artist. Love the Sax and Bass line, and it Moves Me
|Richie Havens - We Both Know|
(Oct 10, 2007 - 16:51)
|LOVE him...his playing and singing and phrasing are raw and emotional and charged...and I'm 34.|
|Nik Kershaw - Wounded|
(Oct 10, 2007 - 08:03)
|roll opening credits to the new follow up to "Romancing the Stone"|
|Wilco - Jesus, Etc.|
(Sep 25, 2007 - 18:31)
It took me about 5 years, but I honestly think this is the best album released in the last 20 years.
Truer words have not been recently spoken!!
|Little Feat - Willin'|
(Sep 13, 2007 - 17:17)
|If anyone out there happened to catch the Black Crowes live in the past two years, they may have been fortunate enough to witness a truly amazing rendition of this great song. It was either the Metropolis in Toronto, or Norva in Virginia...can't remember...really really good though.|
|Wilco - Sky Blue Sky|
(Sep 10, 2007 - 16:23)
|I haven't picked this album up yet, but what I've heard thus far is really quite wonderful IMHO.
I see lots of posts with regards to the widespread dislike/lack of appreciation of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It's just an opinion...but I firmly believe that in twenty years Y.H.F. will be regarded as one of the most ambitious and vital albums of this generation...and may be discussed in the same coversation as Pet Sounds, or Revolver, or Dark Side...or who knows, perhaps The Bends, or Sea Change, or Nothing's Shocking, or Pretty Hate Machine...or _______________.
Tomorrow never knows, indeed.
|George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity|
(Aug 23, 2007 - 11:20)
The older I get, the more I appreciate this and ALL of George's work.
RIP, George. We truly miss you.
I've always been a huge fan...but the poignancy of his art only becomes clearer as I mature.
|Beck - Beautiful Way|
(Aug 15, 2007 - 12:10)
Yeah, I've wondered that too. What is the groove sampled from? I'm pretty sure it's sampled. I'm thinking Beach Boys but am probably wrong.
It's like the tom tom fills that Ringo did on Revolver...also like the arrangements on Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys.
|Beck - Beautiful Way|
(Aug 15, 2007 - 12:08)
Tell me more about Beck ... what is the best album for the uninitiated?
Start at the start. Mellow Gold is a great freshman effort, although crazy raw and pretty hardcore. Mutations is a totally beautiful album, as is Sea Change. One Foot in the Grave is a great quirky collection of devotional & bluegrass style. Midnite Vultures is pure re-invention of Sly & Family Stone meets a latex-clad dominatrix.
Have fun!..Beck is super talented.
|Guster - Ruby Falls|
(Aug 15, 2007 - 10:38)
Yes, that is unfortunate. But at least now I know what is bugging me about this song. Thanks for sharing.
Shame on you. Brian Wilson is one of the sin gle greatest American musicians ever. Just cause their catalog has a lot of poor stuff in it...what about "God only knows" or "Good Vibrations", the entire "Pet Sounds" Album is bordering on perfect...maybe the best album ever made.
|Wilco - Impossible Germany|
(Aug 14, 2007 - 12:02)
|watched a great documentary on Wilco this weekend...struggles with making/release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
love them or hate them...their a great American band...always creative, always challenging you to listen more carefully. Brilliant.
|Traffic - Glad|
(Aug 01, 2007 - 11:42)
|Seems like an up-tempo number from Charles Mingus would be a perfect complement to this set...please Bill?|
|Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien|
(Jul 30, 2007 - 13:18)
|Whew!! Got stuck there for a moment contemplating the paint on my office wall...then I heard music again, like an adrenaline needle puched into heart. Thanks for bringing me back RP.|
|The Donnis Trio - Tip of the Tongue|
(Jun 13, 2007 - 16:37)
anyone else hear jack johnson?
maybe Lou Barlow, Sebadoah...or perhaps EV without all the whining...can't place it exactly, not sure it's necessary...
pretty simple and beautiful melody just the same
|Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone|
(May 29, 2007 - 17:11)
|Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
Wilco - Someone Else's Song
Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
Thanks RP! Slowed my frenetic work day down to a throbbing yet continuous pace...man do I love this station. Cheers.
|Grant-Lee Phillips - Humankind|
(May 23, 2007 - 16:32)
|Man I've always liked this guy and his bands...
...but this is horrible, made even worse by the post that shows the lyrics...just crap sap bandwagonning on the state of the world, and badly.
|Magnet - Where Happiness Lives|
(May 23, 2007 - 16:26)
Can someone tell me where happiness lives?
Not really sure, but the cops are always going out there cuz the neighbor drinks too much and likes to smack the wife around...nice neighborhood though.
|The Church - Numbers|
(May 23, 2007 - 12:41)
|Steve Kilbey, Robert Smith...Robert Smith, Steve Kilbey...now you two kids go play out in the yard.|
|Coldplay - Moses|
(May 23, 2007 - 12:37)
Perfect example of a potential disaster when you write a vocal melody that is outside of your range..... sometimes the result is laughable. Falsetto is NOT always a good thing.
Agreed...sometimes works greatly...key word is sometimes.
Coldplay is one of those bands that is at once brilliantly compelling and horribly unlistenable, for me anyway.
|Hans Zimmer - You're So Cool|
(May 23, 2007 - 10:48)
|One of the greatest films ever made, incredible dialogue, amazingly shot, brilliant acting by a ridiculous cast of superstar cult actors...
|John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)|
(Apr 23, 2007 - 15:14)
A beautiful, heart-wrenching song for any parent. I used to sing this to my baby daughter, substituting "girl" for "boy". It brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.
couldn't agree more...and in spite of the *fact* according to most here that this song is trite or otherwise too cute...(keep in mind that we aren't talking about the entire canon of his/their material) this song is its own.
...this song, as with many John wrote in his later years, is so incredibly real and sad and visceral and tragic and hopeful and stirring...and ultimately successful at raising the flesh on your arms & neck, causing that uncontrollable churning in your stomach, and that uncomfortable knot in your throat. When I sit quietly and sing this to my baby boy, I can count on the tears, the choked voice...and everytime I thank God that John Lennon graced this mortal coil...
John gave voice to the frailty and hopefulness of man; however flawed he is. I like most, spend my life trying my best...sometimes failing, being a fool, being a creep, sometimes I succeed...all the while, there's love in my heart...
...John Lennon painted the human condition in a way that my soul can feel, but my pen cannot write. For that I am grateful.
|Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)|
(Mar 22, 2007 - 04:14)
|Like them or not, Radiohead has put out an amazingly diverse and compelling catalogue...
...The Bends has to be one of the finest albums, start to finish, ever made...
...up there with Pet Sounds, Revolver, Dark Side, etc.
Just my opinion.
|Gary Jules - Falling Awake|
(Mar 22, 2007 - 02:27)
|This is more a page from a sketchbook than an actual song...almost like he happened to record his noodling trying to figure out the song...then said "awe fuck it, that's the best I'm gonna do"
|The Beatles - I'm So Tired|
(Mar 22, 2007 - 02:07)
|Thanks RP! This couldn't have come on at a better time...all nighters this week preparing for arbitration...soooooo tired!
LOVE RP is an understatement!
|Medeski, Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skulls|
(Mar 09, 2007 - 17:41)
|with the quality a diversity of listenership here at RP I'd guess most are familiar with MM&W...
...that said, if you're not then do not judge them based on this track alone.
...they have made some seriously fierce jazz-based albums mostly ambient, acid, atmospheric backround music...essential for a relaxing house party.
|Joe Satriani - Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness|
(Mar 09, 2007 - 16:50)
The Kenny G of electric Guitar. Sorry.
This would be the theme music to a film of Kenny G and John Tesch getting it on in a meadow.
|The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping|
(Mar 05, 2007 - 12:32)
You are a bonifide idiot. This is perhaps the best album ever.
Pet Sounds is pretty great though.
|U2 - All I Want Is You|
(Mar 02, 2007 - 15:34)
|War / Boy / Unforgettable Fire / Joshua Tree
all superlative albums...
...this song from the iffy R&H is one of their all time best, simple, emotional, raw, perfect.
|Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love|
(Mar 02, 2007 - 13:43)
I never get tired of hearing this song. I do wonder how they went from something this sublime to something as ridiculous as "We Built This City."
couldn't agree more...from "somebody to love" & "white rabbit" to that excruciating mess! The later stuff really hurts my ability to love...but's there's no debating the bad-ass'd-ness of this tune!
|Johnny Cash - One|
(Mar 01, 2007 - 10:33)
I like Johnny's series of covers; Hurt is amazing, for one. This One... good, but not great.
Agreed...but this one is just not good...id leff dis reviewer collld.
|Tom Waits - Downtown Train|
(Mar 01, 2007 - 09:27)
I played this for someone once and their jaw dropped to the floor. It was great.
Tom Waits' original is so pure and emotional.
Everything But The Girl does a really nice acoustic cover of this as well...check it out.
|Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel|
(Feb 22, 2007 - 15:01)
Depeche Mode = DM.
DP? Are you inadvertantly revealing more about your personal life than you'd really like to admit?
Belly laugh! Sick & wrong...
|Stone Roses - Fools Gold|
(Feb 22, 2007 - 12:01)
I don't know if its my age or the living in Canada thing, but I think this is the first Stone Roses I've heard. I've read a ton of reference them as a massive influence though. Anyone suggest a good starter album for me? A greatest hits maybe?
Second Coming LP is pretty great to drive to . The guitarist's chops had improved immensely between what your hearing here and this later release IMO.
|Elliott Smith - Angeles|
(Feb 22, 2007 - 10:58)
|The more that I listen to ES the more I cannot help but to feel a visceral anger/frustration/hopelessness at the loss. It's my own twisted sense of entitlement at work, I suppose. I hope that he's found some peace...he was SO good.
...nothing good can stay.
|Simon & Garfunkel - America|
(Feb 22, 2007 - 10:46)
I'm originally from Michigan and my first love was a girl named Katherine. Fifteen years later, this song still chokes me up. Amazing what good music does to the soul.
I had a Kathryn once as well...
this song was/is/will always be one that causes an involuntary physical response...chills, goosebumps, and teary eyes on this occasion.
...hoping we will find what we're looking for...peace, hope, tolerance, and tomorrow.
|Simon & Garfunkel - America|
(Feb 22, 2007 - 10:37)
hello, first time here. A friend in NY turned me on to RP. I live in Milan, Italy and find the connection to this type of format so nice, my other choice is to just listen to NPR.
Well, I am 50, a young and pretty 50, and started listening to S and G years and years ago. I am a folkie through and true. Always was. In fact, we just went to a small concert in Torino where Jorma and Jack and Barry were playing. Hot Tuna - blues and country. What musicians!
ciao to all,
PS - my son is having a psychotic episode, please think of him, I believe in annomynous energy strongly! I suppose I am reacting to the "angry and aching".
good vibes to you and yours...
|The Beatles - Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows|
(Feb 01, 2007 - 09:44)
Same here. Ringo would play just a tiny bit 'late', giving the drums a unique feel. It seems like this album brings up a lot of talent that we've just started ignoring because of its familiarity.
The tom tom fills are essential...
...even though these (re)mixes are a bit contrived, the stellar base product is undeniable. Awesome.
|Béla Fleck - Katmandu|
(Jan 29, 2007 - 16:05)
Saw him in concert...simply amazing. A new appreciation for the range and capacity of the banjo.
Everyone do themselves a favor and catch the Flecktones live...
...Futureman and Victor Wooton offset Bela's virtuosity and make some serious improvisational magic.
|John Lennon - Jealous Guy|
(Jan 26, 2007 - 10:38)
|we all make mistakes, act like like fools, and hurt the ones that make our lives truly blessed...
...being human and flawed...
...damn beautiful apology though
|Phish - Chalkdust Torture|
(Jan 25, 2007 - 09:42)
I like Phish and fish.
On can really see the uber-jam band shining through this track. Woulda been fun to see 'em live. Oh well.
You can still catch Trey each year at JazzFest in New Orleans...among the infinite other amazing performers...
...and your support will help that town...
...and you can eat some great (craw)fish
|Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son|
(Jan 24, 2007 - 10:27)
Timeless, indisputable, indispensable
...incredibly relevant following last night's State of the Union...
...God's speed to our troops...
...may we all come together, galvanize, progress
|Michael Franti and Spearhead - Time to Go Home|
(Jan 22, 2007 - 11:45)
The word is spelled "IDIOT." If you're going to insult me, then at least learn to spell correctly. (I can appreciate your choice of the name "parrothead.") Now you listen, birdbrain, there is no plane on that film. If you can show me a plane in those few frames, I'll pay you whatever amount of money you demand. Take another look at: http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/may2006/170506pentagonquestions.htm
The Bush administration pulled off 9/11. Wake up, birdbrain! Wake up, USA!
My friend has an apartment less than a mile from the Pentagon and watched the plane (heard it first) fly directly into the building...right in front of his eyes...sitting on his terrace with a cup of coffee. He is still trying to cope with that image and the remnants as they unfolded over the hours that came. I don't disagree that there are some screwy things that go on here in our great country...but this happened, non-debatable.
|Michael Franti and Spearhead - Time to Go Home|
(Jan 22, 2007 - 11:37)
Imbecile? Jackass? My good man, we don't even know each other and yet you have the temerity to call me names? A sure sign of a bad upbringing. Shame on your parents.
Look, I understand how difficult it is to even contemplate the truth, and so it's easier to attack someone who brings it than face it. I said nothing about the twin towers, so your point about planes hitting them is pointless. We all saw them hit, but that in no way accounts for the collapse of those two buildings. However since you brought up the subject of NYC, how do you explain the collapse of WTC7 at 5:20 on the afternoon of 9/11? That building was not hit by a plane yet collpased in a perfect pile thanks to controlled demolition. Now as far as DC is concerned, I always ask a basic question. Regarding the Pentagon attack how do you explain the total lack of any large aircraft debris that is always present at any crash site? I of course mean things such as fuselage fragments, tail section, seats, wings, human bodies, luggage, etc. These are the things that you refer to as "crap." If it was indeed a plane that hit the Pentagon, where is the proof? Where are airplane parts with serial numbers? These are simple questions which the US government has yet to answer. Wake up. Finally, "Crap," my good man, is what your government has been feeding you and the rest of the world for the past five years.
Take a look at this clip and you'll get a good feel for what happens to an airplane when it hits a concrete wall. It's the old Air Force engineering tests of the concrete barrier that surrounds nuclear reactor domes --tests to see if it will indeed survive an aerial attack. With the hi-speed cameras rolling, they accelerated an F-4 Phantom to 500mph and.........
Recall: "What happens when an 'Unstoppable Force' meets an 'Immovable Object'" (Remember, as you watch in slow motion as the F-4 turns to vapor, the Phantom was one of the toughest airplanes ever built).
|Wilco - War On War|
(Jan 18, 2007 - 15:13)
|3:08 pm - Wilco - War On War
3:04 pm - Iron & Wine - Free Until They Cut Me Down
3:00 pm - Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
2:53 pm - Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
2:50 pm - Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence
great set...thanks RP!
|Danny Gatton - Harlem Nocturne|
(Jan 18, 2007 - 14:19)
|He was a personal friend of my family. I remember him playing casually at a picnic with friends in So. MD when I was a little boy. He was truly mesmerizing as a musician, and as "good ole boy" as they come as a person. I recall the news of his passing hitting me really hard...Genius is truly a blessing and a curse.
I hope that all who know his music, or that hear it for the first time really can feel it. He was one of a kind.
|Beck - Golden Age|
(Jan 17, 2007 - 14:32)
I like Beck a little less now that I've discovered he's a scientologist. I know, I shouldn't judge a man by his religion, but... sheesh.
wow...i feel like a dog that hears something that my owner cannot.
|George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity|
(Jan 17, 2007 - 13:28)
In any other band he would have been considered the inspirational leader, the song-writing genius...
Never did get the respect he was due, in my opinion. His body of work puts him in very rare company.
No doubt...a rare occurence in this world when one as bright as George could be so outshined by his mate John. Glad he went on to really get some of these thoughts out to all of us in due time though.
|Nik Kershaw - Wounded|
(Jan 03, 2007 - 14:28)
|I want to like this, really I do.
I just can't stop feeling like I'm watching the credits to Police Academy 9 - Island Advetures, roll before my eyes.
|Tori Amos - Winter|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 21:47)
|She used to play piano at brunch in Georgetown, DC on Sunday mornings. Seeing her play live is jaw-dropping...skills.|
|Zwan - Friends as Lovers|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 21:36)
please. Billy Gorgan is amazing.
Corganzola! "C" is nowhere near "G" on your keyboard, is it?
|Belly - Slow Dog|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 19:32)
glad to hear this one on RP!
Takes me back to the college haze...
|Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 19:04)
love this and the original. this might be one of my favorite covers ever...
I may be wrong, but I believe that they recorded this entire album huddled around one mic and in one continuous take all the way through. Great music to lay in bed to.
|Euphoria - The Glendale Train|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 18:40)
Decent, but not as a song, as a guitar exercise.
Spot on comment. Sounds like someone (gifted) fiddlin' around while the tapes rolling, nothing more.
|Sonic Youth - New Hampshire|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 15:14)
PG is not Bill or Rebecca. I've seen Bill comment on some of PG's stuff, especially pointing out when PG got a fact about a band wrong.
|Ryan Adams - Cold Roses|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 13:28)
Gotta agree with the Dead comparisons...sounds like an attempt to merge Wake of the Flood with Terrapin Station.
Not a particularly good idea, that. I've noticed a tendency for Mr. Adams to mimic a number of different styles. That can be considered virtuosity...or lack of originality.
Jerry & Co. are good to take a lesson from though right?
Truthfully RA is a truly great artist/musician...tortured and emotional with ability to communicate it...like Paul Westerberg or Elliot Smith.
|Counting Crows - Saint Robinson In His Cadillac Dream|
(Dec 13, 2006 - 09:27)
maybe i like it because i too was born on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay....y'all are too harsh on Adam D. He's a great writer.
I have to agree. Grew up on the Bay...one of the most special places in the world...I remember meeting Adam and his crew in Philly in the early 90's when they were just getting started. they have written some really wonderful songs...and some mediocre ones as well. Cheers to MD!
|Crowded House - Private Universe|
(Dec 12, 2006 - 18:07)
i think if i was dating someone and needing an anthem, i'd pick the ruff ryder's anthem, by dmx.
I can't say that I've ever felt the emotion of wanting an anthem...too funny. I'm laughing uncontrollably.
|Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone|
(Dec 12, 2006 - 14:27)
You know, sometimes, I think age really mellows you out. I can't say I cared that much for Bob when I was younger and yet over the last 6 months I have come to be a humongous Bob fan.....can't get enough of Bob....old stuff or even newer. It all really happened when I broke up with a long term beau and a friend said you need to listen to the ultimate break up album...Blood On the Tracks. I had to admit....I am not quite that bitter towards the ex but through that album and a few others, I became a huge fan. Also became a fan watching Scorcese's "No Direction Home". A good insight into Bob's life as much as he will let you in. Also read his biography...Chronicles, Vol 1 which was fabulous.
If you have the chance try & find the Basement Tapes, a boxed collection of very rare cuts, outtakes, and songbuilding process. It is one of the most real, raw, and emotional groupings of music I've ever encountered. "Last thoughts on Woody Guthrie" will tear you down.
|Matthew Ryan - I Hear A Symphony|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 10:25)
Maybe you'd rather BillG stay up 24/7, so he can think up new and original sets for you ALL THE TIME! WOULDN'T THAT BE COOL!!!!!111!!!!1!!!!!11!1111
Amen brotha, preach on! Man, we're all spoiled. RP is easily one of the most listenable music streams around. Repetion builds rythym. Acknowledge, move on.
|The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 10:20)
|one of the all-time great storyteller songs...takes you to a place for sure...we've all been there!|
|Beck - Cold Brains|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 09:41)
It's funny how Beck's canon of songs are pretty much all over the place, and he's matured into a much more talented a musician/songwriter than I thought he'd be after first hearing "Loser".
"Sea Change" is like the best melancholy moments from "Mutations" distilled and focused. Excellent disc.
He's brilliant, challenging, and diverse.
|Talking Heads - Burning Down The House|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 09:28)
|amazing song...phrasing, drumming heavy...great.
what a freaking shame that I cringe everytime I hear it for the 12,000,000,000th time. not your fault RP, the damage is done.
deeper cuts please?
|Matt Pond PA - New Hampshire|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 09:22)
the drumming on this song is flat flat flat
robotic and numbing...distracting on an otherwise interesting song
agreed...the rest of the arrangement is much more dynamic...great sleepy-eyed vibe overall.
|Ray LaMontagne - Empty|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 09:09)
Like an elegant needle and the damage done - simple, raw, and powerful.
|Sting - Desert Rose|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 08:57)
LOL - subtle but dead on!
Agreed, a bit. Sting is phenomenally talented, if not a bit big for his britches. This song has a certain arrogance to it. Beatiful muzak though.
|Jimi Hendrix - Drifting|
(Dec 01, 2006 - 12:34)
Jimi Hendrix has some great songs, but I don't really like this one. His better (perhaps by that I mean more popular) songs should really be played more on RP.
Shame on you, let you yourself find this music...some of Jimi's most expressive, seminal creativity was never and will never be played by popular radio. Long live the "New Rising Sun".
|Amadou & Mariam - Coulibaly|
(Nov 29, 2006 - 10:22)
|Hey everybody...from the racks and stacks it's the best on wax...
It's World Music Wednesday here at RP! Whoooohoooo.
Great workday vibe, thanks.
|Outback - Air Play|
(Nov 29, 2006 - 10:10)
No, that's a guitar, not a banjo.
I think that the reference was to a Jew's Harp, a civil war era folk instrument.
|Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees|
(Nov 27, 2006 - 14:47)
|Beautiful, haunting song...the metamorphasis this band has been through since Pablo Honey...saw them a handful of times back east in the early/mid 90's playing to less than 250 people...even then they made sounds that no one's ever heard before, and now, forget it...I don't understand all of the debate on RP about this band...they are made of the same stuff as Brian Wilson circa Pet Sounds, the Beatles whole eclectic catalogue, the Velvet Underground, and more contemporary geniuses like Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Jeff Buckley, Wilco, Beck, etc. They are emotive, creative, tormented, transcendent, dreamlike. They are music. Are we all just too spoiled or arrogant to admit it? Radiohead will be regarded as one of the finest outfits of the 20th & 21st century.|
|The Beatles - Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows|
(Nov 27, 2006 - 08:46)
|...don't believe in Zimmerman?
Tomorrow never knows was the song that changed music forever. To here it re-tooled and combined with George's w/in w/out just gives credence to how forward thinking the arrangement and tape looping was at the time...timeless musical creativity. Even the best now pale in comparison. Thanks RP.
Now this is MUCH BETTER than listening to a tired blues song (Rollin' & Tumblin') covered by a tired old non-singer (Bob Dylan).
George Martin remixing the Beatles is QUINTISENTIAL creativity in the field of reinventing original work. I won't even call this a cover tune, for it is a "compleat" re-interpretation of their work while being faithful to the original artists at the same time.