|Coldplay - White Shadows|
(Aug 13, 2007 - 12:54)
This melody is a direct rip off of a Kraftwerk song called Computer Love. Go listen to it now! See what I mean?
I still like it anyway.
I'm hearing Prince's "When Doves Cry". (Which would be post-Kraftwerk, anyway).
|Prince - When Doves Cry|
(Aug 06, 2007 - 06:31)
|Prince is part of the "axis of drivel", which includes Michael Jackson and Britney Spears.
A couple of hits, and rest forever on your
laurels of weirdness.
|Sonny Landreth - Broken Hearted Road|
(Jul 27, 2007 - 12:15)
Eric says, ''Sonny Landreth is one of the most talented--and underappreciated--guitarists in the world.'' And Eric knows a bit about guitar-playing.
|Sinéad O'Connor - Downpressor Man|
(Jul 26, 2007 - 11:01)
that said, and with all due respect...it sounds rediculous.
Pick up some Bad Brains, govna...perhaps they can
clarify it without sounding "ridiculous".
|Eels - Souljacker|
(Jul 13, 2007 - 12:24)
|Not anywhere near the Butthole Surfers. Sorry, I'll pass...|
|VAST - Dead Angels|
(Jul 03, 2007 - 12:56)
yeah i agree.
Govna "Two Times"..."I'm gonna go get the papers,
get the papers"...
|Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down|
(Jul 03, 2007 - 12:17)
Jimmy Page has been inducted into the R+R Hall of fame twice: once for Led Zep and once for the Yardbirds. Eric wasn't on hand for the Yardbirds' induction. What does that tell you?
I don't know...that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is
a useless, worthless and pointless institution, perhaps?
|Stephen Marley - Inna Di Red (w/ Ben Harper)|
(Jul 03, 2007 - 11:59)
aha, just found this, for anyone who was as bemused as i was...
"Its a Jamaican term for being active in any or everything:
If an egg...yes, an egg as the chicken produce.
Inna di red...in Jamaica, the yolk of the egg is called "red", and the red is the in the centre of the egg. So the phrase is saying, the artiste simply is in the centre of any or everything he does"
right, time for breakfast...... ;-)
Fine investigative journalism here!
|OK Go - Oh Lately It's So Quiet|
(Jul 03, 2007 - 11:54)
madprops on the kudzu reference. wickedplant.
this reminds me of prince!
I'd have to go for Ween.
|Nik Kershaw - Wounded|
(Jul 02, 2007 - 12:24)
"effervescence"? (need RP spell check...)
ef·fer·vesce /ˌɛfərˈvɛs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
verb (used without object), -vesced, -vesc·ing. 1. to give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors.
2. to issue forth in bubbles.
3. to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.: The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.
Second time was a charm...
|Social Distortion - Ball And Chain|
(Jun 29, 2007 - 09:44)
what a slab of sludge this song is
What the hell does an Aussie know of Rock & Roll...
Midnight F%&king Oil?
|Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road|
(Jun 25, 2007 - 11:30)
... bu this Lucinda Williams, here -- I kept hearing big things about her, but the more I hear, the less I like. There's a subtle difference between performing the role of a burned-out musician who doesn't give a rat's ass what anybody thinks, and being a burned-out musician who doesn't give a rat's ass what anybody thinks, and I can't help but hear more of the second than the first.
You wouldn't know a rat's ass if Lucinda handed one
to you personally...
|David Bowie - Lady Grinning Soul|
(Jun 20, 2007 - 12:01)
Ahh, Bowie. The day is so much better now. I'm so jealous of Iman. What a lucky girl....
Hmmm. I don't know how "girl-like" Iman is...
About as "boy like" as Bowie is, I suppose...
|Allman Brothers - Dreams|
(Jun 20, 2007 - 11:28)
80s music! :puke:
Surprising reaction from the hippiechick to an Allman Brothers tune. That's like a deadhead rejecting Phish!
Time to buy yerself a business suit Ms. H. Chick.
|Ween - Stay Forever|
(Jun 19, 2007 - 06:16)
|I second everything Space Cowboy said. I was lucky
enough to catch Ween at Bowdoin College in Maine.
Great show, high energy and kick a** tunes!
|Mavericks - Dance the Night Away|
(Jun 18, 2007 - 15:15)
I definitely second the DY. Maybe something from "Hilbilly Deluxe". BG, I heard you once say that if country stations played more music like *some roots country artist that I don't remember, like Hank Williams or Patsy Cline*, then you would listen to CW stations more. DY definitely knows his roots and he can rock.
I like this song pretty well (6.5-7: see pyro, below), but DY it's not.
Agreed! I would also dig a "theme set" from the three generations of Hanks...Sr. Jr. and III.
|The Call - Let the Day Begin|
(Jun 18, 2007 - 14:48)
|I get the "cheese factor", but the slide guitar is actually quite competent.
(should I have spelled-checked that?)
|Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away|
(Jun 18, 2007 - 13:52)
I definitely identify with Led Zep, but you've got to be kidding with that "over the hill" shit. You're as young as you feel, to quote the old saw.
The key to the joke is in the title, grasshopper...
|Rush - Subdivisions|
(Jun 18, 2007 - 13:09)
|I don't think the problem is Geddy's voice as much as his lyrics. The whole surrealist "Yes style" writing hasn't held up well over time.|
|Moby - Everloving|
(Jun 13, 2007 - 12:04)
|Too sleepy for me...off to Pandora for some Cramps and Bad Brains. Buh bye!|
|The Veils - Lavinia|
(Jun 12, 2007 - 13:32)
|I don't hate it. I'm wondering what might be wrong with me...|
|Hem - Stupid Mouth Shut|
(Jun 08, 2007 - 11:00)
Love the opening line.
I don't think I have had a "favorite album" for this long since we were buying vinyl!
Yummy, yummy stuff.
What is this "vinyl" that you speak of?
|U2 - Bad|
(Jun 08, 2007 - 08:39)
Please excuse Bono for trying to eradicate AIDS and poverty in the 3rd world.
What the f*** have you done lately?
Good point! And he's managed to do it while still singing crap.
|Hans Zimmer - You're So Cool|
(May 23, 2007 - 10:41)
Hans Zimmer's stuff is always quite nice. I really like the stuff from "Power of One", and doesn't he have stuff on the Lion King as well? Good stuff.
It's getting "stuffy" in here...
|Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street|
(May 23, 2007 - 10:39)
A cover of this by the Foo Fighters
This I have to hear.
It's still "Baker Street", though. They substitute
guitar for the sax solos...but even the mighty Foo Fighters can't rise above the lame melody.
|Afro Celt Sound System - Colossus|
(May 21, 2007 - 10:58)
I could easily crash with this music...it brings out my psycothic side
Psycothic...is that a combination of Psychedelic and
|Derek and the Dominoes - I Looked Away|
(May 16, 2007 - 11:57)
there's something strange about the drums on this esp the snare - out of phase - hurts me ears a little. something strange about the mix - some kind of phasey-ness pushing somethings out to the sides.
There's a little something strange about the drummer as well.
|My Morning Jacket - The Way That He Sings (Live)|
(May 15, 2007 - 11:22)
i wonder why they don't ever do the "a-wee-ohm-bohm-bohms" live. they make the whole song in my oppinion.
The "a-wee-ohm-bohm-bohm singers" were demanding a significant pay raise and were fired.
|Amy Winehouse - Back To Black|
(May 09, 2007 - 13:35)
Have to love her "presence", she'd be a handful in the real-world no doubt.
I agree. Her boyfriend must have a bit of a masochistic streak.
|Amy Winehouse - Back To Black|
(May 09, 2007 - 13:23)
I admit I came late to the party on this one. I saw her on the Brit awards, then immediately bought the CD (something I don't do very often.) Thus, a fan was born.
Check out the video on youtube of her drunk as a skunk singing "Beat It" with Charlotte Church.
I saw this video. She doesn't look hammered though.
She outsings Charlotte Church, and makes a passable
|David Lindley - Brother John|
(May 08, 2007 - 12:54)
Quick quiz: who does David Lindley normally play with?
I'll bet that is too easy...
Um, Jackson Browne perhaps?
|David Gray - January Rain|
(May 03, 2007 - 13:03)
So beautiful and uplifting....like the soul being set free and watching it glide in the gentle winds above a green field in the sunshine of summer
Hallmark calls you.
|John Lennon - #9 Dream|
(May 03, 2007 - 12:47)
So, what was #8 Dream like? And Preparation G or WD-39, for that matter.
|Elton John - Funeral For a Friend - Love Lies Bleeding|
(Apr 27, 2007 - 08:27)
How on erath is it possible that this modern-church-crap-song has an average of f*#!% 8.1????
Can somebody explain that??
p.s. guess what i rated it? :-)
Anything is possible on planet Erath.
|Damien Rice - Delicate|
(Apr 27, 2007 - 06:54)
Great song, sung with passion, but Rice just winds me up to no end - it's SO overplayed here in London and Ireland.....it would make you want to chuck your girlfriend off the nearest cliff!
...and the Europeans think of us in the States as a violent bunch...
|Miles Davis - Mystery|
(Apr 26, 2007 - 13:09)
|We Want Miles is another excellent album, featuring
Mike Stearn on guitar.
|Patty Griffin - Making Pies|
(Apr 25, 2007 - 12:50)
I am only just starting to be able to listen to the lyrics of this song without crying. I am so in awe of Patty's songwriting and singing gifts.
She makes a damn good pie, too.
|Cactus Brothers - Big Train|
(Apr 25, 2007 - 12:09)
I know John Goldman (band member) he's a very talented guy a great pecil sketch artist too. Unfortunately they are no more.
I hear he's working in pe and ik now...
|Grateful Dead - Althea|
(Apr 23, 2007 - 12:02)
Look out, music fans with diverse tastes - here come the haters again. And for the record, I was a big Dead fan, still am, but not a waste-oid drug user. So much for your gross generalizations...
"too far gone" doesn't refer to drugs.
I have ingested more illicit substances than most.
But to insinuate that the Dead "own" Not Fade Away
is in itself a form of hate.
Matt! You're glib!!
|Grateful Dead - Althea|
(Apr 23, 2007 - 11:50)
|Deadheads are sort of like Scientologists. They're too far gone to realize how much time they've
wasted on inferior dreck. To even suggest that
the Dead "own" Not Fade Away hints at the depth
of the problem...
|Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away|
(Apr 23, 2007 - 11:29)
Go ahead and flame me, but this song isn't Buddy's anymore. It is owned, lock stock & barrel by the Grateful Dead.
What a joke, and a bad one at that. The Dead's version cannot even touch the original.
|The Zookeepers - Beautiful World|
(Apr 19, 2007 - 13:45)
People that can't play the harmonica should not record it on a major release. The harmonica playing on this makes me cringe.
Good thing it's just the "Zookeepers", and not a major release.
|Joseph Arthur - Wasted|
(Apr 19, 2007 - 13:06)
That is, if you spell intriguing B-O-R-I-N-G.
|Cracker - The Golden Age|
(Apr 19, 2007 - 11:57)
|Since we are in a country vein, how about The Supersuckers "Must've Been High"?
Just a wish...not expecting it here.
|Ramones - I Wanna Live|
(Apr 12, 2007 - 11:25)
|Props for playing the Ramones. First time I've
heard them on RP...hopefully not the last!
|Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly|
(Apr 10, 2007 - 10:29)
Correct! And boy haven't they aged well!!
This photo was taken long before Keith began snorting
deceased family members.
|John Butler Trio - Company Sin|
(Apr 06, 2007 - 12:25)
why is there only one guy one the cover when it is a "trio"?
Someone had to take the picture, and someone had
to aim the lights.
|Steely Dan - Black Friday|
(Apr 06, 2007 - 12:05)
|Glorious guitar riffs provided by Jeff "Skunk" Baxter...
currently working with the US Dept. of Defense on
Homeland Security. Go figure!
|Derek and the Dominoes - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad|
(Apr 06, 2007 - 11:24)
I bought this album with some award money and it is by far, the finest album that I have ever bought. Every song is such a perfectly crafted blend of talent, experimentation, and of course Clapton's guitar. This track is one of my favorites on the album. When those guys start jamming, I drift into pure bliss!
If you bought this album with award money, it was
an award you truly deserved. Cheers.
|Counting Crows - Rain King|
(Apr 06, 2007 - 07:59)
Is this the only album they put out? If there is another one, did it get any radioplay?
...eastcoast said with a healthy dose of sarcasm...
|David Bowie - Heroes (live acoustic)|
(Apr 04, 2007 - 11:33)
The only thing as bad as a David Bowie song is a live acoustic version of a David Bowie song.
I second that. Pure crap.
|Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding|
(Mar 30, 2007 - 13:21)
Always amazing to me about how many opinions on EC here are based solely on albums he released over 26 years ago. The dead giveaway is when people talk about him being "angry" and "cranky." The truth is, EC is probably one of the nicest, most agreeable, most articulate people in pop today, and the list of diverse collaborators from all fields is testament to the degree of respect with which fellow musicians regard him. Can't sing? One of the great baritone in music today, in my opinion. More emotion and power in that voice than any handful of singers you can name. And I am talking about his work in the past 10 years or so, not 1979.
Hear, hear! I wholeheartly agree...
|Phish - Waste|
(Mar 30, 2007 - 11:39)
|Wow, a chemical-free alternative to "Ambien".
|The Features - Blow It Out|
(Mar 30, 2007 - 08:34)
When is that last time you heard a Farfisa in a recently recorded song?
If I'm not mistaken, Steve Nieve used a Farfisa on Elvis Costello's "My Aim is True" and perhaps "This
If I am mistaken, cover me in cold corn chowder.
|Incendio - Black Opal|
(Mar 21, 2007 - 12:52)
Yanni called, he wants his song back.
He'll take his "mullet" too...
|10,000 Maniacs - Noah's Dove|
(Mar 21, 2007 - 10:05)
She's strident even when she's trying to be tender, or whatever non-strident emotions she's trying to emote here.
stri·dent /ˈstraɪdnt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
adjective 1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
2. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
3. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.
Now if I only knew what an uvular fricative was...
|Danny Gatton - Harlem Nocturne|
(Mar 20, 2007 - 12:52)
Maryland's own Danny Gatton. Master of the Telecaster.
I believe that's Joey DiFrancesco on the B-3.
And playing the hell out of it I might add...
nothing like a Hammond B-3 through the ole
|R.E.M. - Perfect Circle|
(Mar 20, 2007 - 08:25)
|My snoring may be discernable to my co-workers.
|Doves - Someday Soon|
(Mar 20, 2007 - 07:53)
|This is the tune the Supreme Court is listening to as they debate "Bong Hits 4 Jesus". |
|Benise - Carnaval|
(Mar 16, 2007 - 13:57)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The berimbau is the highly annoying screeching sound a McDonald's milkshake straw creates when a user is trying to suck its contents dry and moves the straw up and down quickly in the hole in the lid. Many localities have recorded homicides and attempted homicides as a result of frequent playing of the berimbnau. Some recording artists have found favor with the ability to annoy listeners while at the same time quickly enjoying a milkshake.
Sorry about the blank post earlier...boss in proximity...
What I meant to say is that the berimbau doesn't sound anything like a Micky D's milkshake straw. That instrument is, in fact, a "guica"...
and it can be heard on Bob Marley's "Could You
|Entrain - Dancin' in the Light (live)|
(Mar 16, 2007 - 12:56)
I need to be buzzed from 6 or more sticky margueritas served in plastic glasses at a street fair to get into this one. Bump me again. Bump me again. Splash!!
Good viz. Let's go a drankin'.
Hey, who snuck a decent lead guitar solo in here?
|Jump Little Children - Mexico|
(Mar 16, 2007 - 12:30)
I like this song too! I am enjoying the Friday afternoon playlist!
Sober up, and this songs crappiness will reveal itself...
|Air - All I Need|
(Mar 16, 2007 - 10:32)
I get it now -- the RIAA is trying to force us to buy all of the wonderful music we hear on RP.
News flash: We're already using the links on the site and buying the CDs, you greedy bastages.
Isn't today the day the higher royalties are to start? Bill is showing a "reckless" side here.
|Cracker - Sidi Ifni|
(Mar 15, 2007 - 13:18)
Has anyone heard the whole album? I'm a big Cracker fan but haven't bought anything of theirs for a few years. Should I buy this one?
I'd rent, or perhaps time share...
|Cake - Mahna Mahna|
(Mar 15, 2007 - 12:13)
EDIT: I just noticed, this song has the CAKE trade mark "hey! ho!" in the background...
Um, as in "hey ho, let's go"?!?
Show a little respect, please...
|Peter Murphy - All Night Long|
(Mar 14, 2007 - 13:44)
right after the stones' "Rock off"? Bill must hate this poor guy ...
Bill is living November 30th, 2006 over again.
|Derek and the Dominoes - Keep On Growing|
(Mar 13, 2007 - 13:38)
the last good thing clapton did.
the wad was blown.
At least he didn't go on to murder his mother like
drummer Jim Gordon did...
|Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys|
(Mar 12, 2007 - 13:58)
What is he playing in the middle? A guitar that sounds like an organ? An organ that sounds like a guitar?
I would guess it's a Hammond organ run through
a bunch of guitar pedals. Just a guess though...
|Leon Russell - Down in the Flood|
(Mar 12, 2007 - 13:17)
Hey Leon ! Good to hear ya again - wouldn't mind hearing more of you on RP
Something off of "Carny" would be nice...
|Golden Palominos - Little Suicides|
(Mar 12, 2007 - 13:01)
First time hearing this. Beautiful lead vocals and harmonies.
Percussion is soothing as I sit at my desk, peering up the sunny skylight. Shite, a seagull just landed on it...
Ah, life on the east coast...
|Buena Vista Social Club - Candela|
(Mar 09, 2007 - 12:01)
Presumably the Americans have banned exports of bass frequencies to Cuba? Roll on old age when I won't be able to hear the high frequency sibillance of this treble-fest.
Since Australia is south of the equator, you must
turn your bass knob "down" to boost that frequency.
Sorry about the inconvenience...
|Stray Cats - Sleepwalk|
(Mar 08, 2007 - 11:55)
Yep, Satriani's is tighter.
Setzer is a raving tone machine...if the Joe S.
version is tighter, then I like "loose".
|The American Analog Set - Hard to Find|
(Mar 02, 2007 - 10:49)
Still one of those songs where I turn it up and stop what I'm doing. I especially like the use of the xylophone or whatever that is...
I may be wrong, but I believe that is just an
electric piano...Rhodes, perhaps.
|The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist|
(Mar 02, 2007 - 08:30)
This one was done the old-fashioned way with turntables and vinal. These guys are amazing to watch mix live. True DJ masters.
I have to agree. Vinyl in the hands of true talent
is a joy to watch and listen to.
|The Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon|
(Mar 01, 2007 - 13:57)
Many better Moons to be heard:
Pink ****, Dark Side of the ****, Man on the ****, Blue ****, Bad **** Rising, Walking on the ****, **** Dance...
This is awful.
|Iggy Pop - The Passenger|
(Mar 01, 2007 - 10:25)
|Iggy's integrity booked a Carnival Cruise a few years back, and has yet to return...|
|Alpinestars - Carbon Kid (w/ Brian Molko)|
(Feb 28, 2007 - 14:09)
This song is on the Xbox 360's Project Gotham Racing 3. Makes me think of racing everytime I hear it.
You should check out the Meatmen "War of the
Superbikes". The pinnacle of racing tunes,
although close to 20 y.o. now...
|Todd Mayo - Strong|
(Feb 28, 2007 - 12:30)
Sorry, I think that I have to request "hold the mayo" on this one.
He used to be a sideman. Many bands benefited
from "mayo on the side".