|Todd Rundgren - Zen Archer|
(Apr 14, 2013 - 20:34)
| dogdokken wrote:|
No play in 3 years, ouch. RP isn't too fond of Todd, guess he isn't "cool" enough, but his impact as both musician and producer has left its mark in the music industry. The Band, Patti Smyth, XTC, all regulars on RP all had their paths crossed with Todd.
And all the artists you just mentioned get regular play on RP.
I'm really shocked that there is nothing played from Something/Anything?, Runt, The Ballad of Todd Rundgren, Faithful, Acapella or Nearly Human.
|My Brightest Diamond - High Low Middle|
(Jan 14, 2013 - 05:14)
|I love Shara's first album, "Bring Me the Workhorse." RP should add some tracks from that album, specifically "Dragonfly," "Golden Star" or "Gone Away."|
Very different from this track. I wasn't into her second album as much as her first, so perhaps I should give this one a listen. Thanks!
|Robyn Hitchcock - Balloon Man|
(Jul 21, 2012 - 07:26)
|I'm surprised that RP doesn't play anything from his recent albums with The Venus 3. They feature some of his best songs ever: NY Doll, Star of Venus, Ordinary Millionaire (with Johnny Marr) and many others.|
|Radiohead - Separator|
(Mar 06, 2012 - 06:09)
|Aside from Lotus Flower, if you take a song from "King of Limbs" and insert it into a playlist, the song loses its power. King of Limbs is best heard in one sitting, kind of like Can's "Future Days" or Talk Talk's "Spirit of Eden."|
|Radiohead - Separator|
(Mar 06, 2012 - 06:06)
|More and more, I'm enjoying the post-2000 Radiohead than anything that came before it.|
|Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away|
(Feb 24, 2012 - 07:23)
|An amazing recording from Norman Petty. Even when compressed for "radio" and played over a 128kbps stream, you can hear the sound of the room, the perfect balance of the instruments... hard to believe that was done in 1957.|
Great song too, of course!
|Loreena McKennitt - The Mummers Dance|
(Feb 08, 2012 - 06:54)
|Seriously folks, there are more female artists out there than Kate Bush... I hear her name thrown around whenever somebody wants to describe a slightly quirky female singer. C'mon, if Kate is your only touchstone for this kind of thing you need to listen to a lot more music.|
I'm not a Loreena fan by the way (zzzzzzz), but I do love Kate. :)
|Luna - Still At Home|
(Jan 25, 2012 - 08:12)
|Great Luna song... one of two with guitarist Sean Eden on vocals. I love this band, love this album... more please!|
Sean is a great guitar player too. Check out their album "Penthouse".
|Supergrass - Sad Girl|
(Jan 25, 2012 - 06:48)
|I love this album, but they have lots of great songs on other albums... "Caught by the Fuzz," "Alright" and "Pumping on Your Stereo" would be welcome additions to the RP playlist.|
|My Morning Jacket - Circuital|
(Jan 07, 2012 - 06:53)
| SchoepTone wrote:|
Too much reverb on this dude's voice. The vocal is entering Fleet Foxes territory.
Actually, My Morning Jacket has been doing the big-reverb-on-vocal thing since their first album came out in 1999. Bands like Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses are sporting a heavy MMJ influence...
|Fleetwood Mac - Walk a Thin Line|
(Jan 07, 2012 - 06:48)
| ScottFromWyoming wrote:|
Nice post. I think this album caused a lot of strife within the band; I saw them ca 1982 and Lindsey said something about the record and Stevie leaned in and said "The album nobody likes."
I remember though that when the single Tusk was released, they talked about how Mick spent a year working alone on the drum tracks for the album before the rest of the band was involved, so I don't think it's totally a Buckingham-dominated effort.
In Cath Carrol's excellent book, "Never Break The Chain, Fleetwood Mac and the Making of Rumors," various members of FM admitted that Tusk is one of their favorite albums... I don't have the book in front of me, but in the very least I recall Mick Fleetwood speaking highly of Tusk. With some distance, I think the band sees the album differently then they did in the 80s.
|New Order - Temptation|
(Jan 04, 2012 - 06:59)
| thefoodoflove wrote:|
The proper version circa 1982 really is far superior that is what I am rating. Not about being some kind of purist or snobby. Simply the facts, isay this because I think the RP crowd would agree if they had the opportunity to compare!
I can't agree more! I love the original version from "Factus 8."
|Nirvana - All Apologies|
(Jul 11, 2011 - 05:23)
| apd wrote:|
As fascinating as the preceding conversation is, i have a question about the record... this sounds slightly different to the single version I'm used to hearing. Does anyone know if there was a different mix?
Steve Albini mixed the entire album, but then Nirvana and Geffen had Scott Litt mix this song and "Heart Shaped Box". The Litt versions are what have been commercially available. However, there's a German vinyl pressing of In Utero (that came out a within the last 5-10 years) that uses all the Albini mixes.
RP is playing the Scott Litt mix. Perhaps you have the German LP pressing?
Either that, or RP is actually playing a version from a compilation that has been compressed/limited in mastering (as is the fashion these days). The compression can bring out nuances in a mix...
|Rush - The Enemy Within|
(May 08, 2011 - 14:00)
|Hell yes! From one of my favorite Rush albums. Nice choice! (Can I suggest, "Between the Wheels"?)|
Also love the segue from The Cure's Disintegration into this one.
|Emiliana Torrini - White Rabbit|
(Apr 20, 2011 - 09:04)
|I actually like this. I don't think I can ever hear the Jefferson Airplane version because I've heard it too much. This is kinda fun, and I like her vocal phrasing.|
The end goes on too long though.
|Joan Osborne - What You Are|
(Mar 16, 2011 - 08:14)
|I think what bothers me about this song is the performance. While perfectly competent, the band isn't playing with any dynamics. It's the same medium feel throughout the entire song. Joan is a great singer, and I think it's a good song. It's just screaming for a better arrangement with a little more push and pull between verse and chorus.|
|Ludovico Einaudi - Andare|
(Mar 12, 2011 - 06:22)
|Pretty but not what I want to hear when I'm trying to wake up in the morning. :)|
|World Party - Way Down Now|
(Feb 08, 2011 - 05:56)
| prickelpit96 wrote:|
Mick Jagger called and wanted back his musicians and his voice...
That's really funny! Except that he sounds nothing like Mick Jagger and the music sounds nothing like the Stones...
|Elvis Costello - 45|
(Feb 07, 2011 - 06:23)
| oenyaw wrote:|
signed: someone from Greenville, FL, birthplace of Ray Charles, of whom EC's made such a vulgur racist slur.
For which Elvis has apologized on numerous occasions. Even Ray Charles forgave him, saying "Drunken talk isn't meant to be printed in the paper."
|Elvis Costello - 45|
(Feb 07, 2011 - 06:21)
|Nice to hear songs from "When I Was Cruel" on RP. Underrated album, IMHO.|
|Moxy Fruvous - Jockey Full Of Bourbon|
(Feb 07, 2011 - 05:40)
|Like Dylan, it's difficult to cover Waits without sounding "off". However, their lyrical brilliance shines through, and this is no exception.|
|Luna - California (All the Way)|
(Jan 23, 2011 - 14:19)
|I absolutely love Luna. But this is not one of their best songs. Give me anything from Penthouse. "23 Minutes in Brussels" or "Moon Palace"...|
|Arcade Fire - Rococo|
(Jan 10, 2011 - 06:26)
|Somebody at SongMeanings.com put it really well... interpreting this song as a commentary on the "hipster" culture.|
"Always trying to stay one step ahead of popular culture has lead to an exhausting race in which there are no winners, only the realization that you have become an utterly shameful poseur. "
|The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out|
(Dec 10, 2010 - 06:50)
Great version by Neil Finn:
Concerning the lyrics, the key to the song isn't the death part. It's a song about loneliness and alienation. Key lines to consider:
"I never never want to go home
because I haven't got one anymore"
"oh please don't drop me home
because it's not my home, it's their home
and I'm welcome no more"
And after all this talk about dying, Morrissey repeats the title: "There is a light and it never goes out." This can be the light of life. It can be the light in the front window of your home.
This song is so much more than a love song about death.
|Joan Osborne - What You Are|
(Dec 05, 2010 - 05:54)
|I like Joan, but this song is doing nothing for me this morning. It's putting me back to sleep!|
|R.E.M. - Fretless|
(Nov 22, 2010 - 06:20)
|I love this soundtrack. Probably my favorite soundtrack of songs, from top to bottom. |
This is one of those REM songs that I don't think I like much when it starts, but by the time it's over I'm really into it.
|Cry Cry Cry - Fall On Me|
(Nov 22, 2010 - 06:18)
|I'm not familiar with the band, but this cover version makes them sound like amateurs.|
|The Waterboys - Old England|
(Oct 14, 2010 - 05:47)
|Anything from Mike Scott and The Waterboys is fine with me. "Fisherman's Blues" is my favorite album...|
|Massive Attack - Safe From Harm|
(Oct 03, 2010 - 05:34)
|You can be sure that Billy isn't complaining about the royalties from this sample. :-)|
I like Massive Attack and everything, but every time I hear this I wish that it would just continue on into the Billy Cobham tune it plagiarized ... I mean, sampled.
|Lightning Seeds - Waiting For Today To Happen|
(Sep 18, 2010 - 10:04)
|Nice to hear a song from Lightning Seeds that isn't "Pure" (and I do love "Pure"). Ian Broudie is a really good songwriter, and I like his voice a lot (I don't understand the comparisons to Chris Martin that other commentators have made here).|
|Nerina Pallot - Damascus|
(Sep 18, 2010 - 10:00)
|I like it ok, but it sorta stopped the proceedings dead in its tracks for me. I don't turn off RP to avoid the song or anything, but I do my best to be patient waiting for the song to finish.|