|The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps|
(Jan 24, 2010 - 15:54)
|If you have not yet experienced this tune on ukelele by Jake Shimabukuro, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k|
High likelihood of amazement...
|Beat Farmers - California Kid|
(Mar 20, 2009 - 22:26)
|I've always loved this tune, haven't heard it in more than ten years. Thanks, Bill! you continue to amaze me with your eclectic taste.|
I'm glad my 9 bumped this from 4.8 up to 4.9!
|Elton John - Madman Across The Water|
(Mar 11, 2009 - 13:25)
| lattalo wrote:|
This song is about Richard Nixon, take what you want from it. Oh yeah it's brilliant, unlike Mr. Nixon.
Many places state this opinion, but since the Watergate break-in didn't occur until 7 months after the release of the album it's doubtful.
|Talking Heads - Life During Wartime (Live)|
(Jun 16, 2008 - 22:15)
Logged on here just to give this a ONE. You might want to temper your ratings a bit, giving a 1 to 20% of what you rate does not communicate as much about the music as about you...
|King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King|
(May 16, 2008 - 18:13)
Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. The Beethoven and Bach of their genres.I'd have a hard time defining a genre for Eno. Perhaps Experimental encompasses his work but that's too broad for me to call a genre.
|Hevia - Busindre Reel|
(Apr 18, 2008 - 23:21)
|I like the pipes, it's other elements that I find unpleasant.|
|Huffamoose - James|
(Apr 15, 2008 - 01:20)
|Particularly nice segue (probably) coming up to "Anna Ternheim - Today Is Such A Good Day"...|
|Ani Difranco - Gravel|
(Apr 14, 2008 - 19:56)
How's the rest of the album? Uniformly very good.
|Martha Scanlan - The West Was Burning|
(Apr 14, 2008 - 01:11)
|Moving from NJ to GA several years ago the local music was the hardest adjustment. This fits well with the local music, not sure if I would dislike it as much if it did not...|
|Suzanne Vega - Zephyr & I|
(Apr 14, 2008 - 01:07)
|Lots of fond memories of catching her at small venues like the Bitter End in NYC in the 80s. Loved her then and still do, one of the few that still feels as relevant to my life now as decades ago.|
|Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Please Read The Letter|
(Apr 13, 2008 - 00:35)
|I had high hopes for this collaboration. It underwhelmed me more than I thought was possible.
Please read this letter and stop playing tunes from this album, it only dilutes the affection I have for both of these artists...
|Johnny Cash - One|
(Apr 13, 2008 - 00:00)
|I love Hurt as an awesome cover that dramatically improves on the original with more passion. This, however, is a disppointing cover of one of my favorite tracks of all time.
It sounds to me like he's reading it off a teleprompter...
|Tracy Chapman - Mountain O' Things|
(Apr 11, 2008 - 02:00)
I just find the topic of this song so trite.Exactly what the marketers want. Don't think, just buy more...
|Heather Nova - Island|
(Apr 11, 2008 - 00:30)
|Anyone have live Heather shows to trade? I have about 30 at (click here), would like to hear some recent stuff after her baby break...|
|Vieux Farka Touré - Dounia|
(Apr 11, 2008 - 00:06)
I wonder, does anyone know if this is the famous Ali Farka Toure's son perhaps? Yes
|U2 - One Tree Hill|
(Apr 10, 2008 - 00:40)
|This is one of my "desert island 100" albums. I wish they had continued to produce such great music...|
|Manu Dibango - Dikalo|
(Apr 09, 2008 - 23:52)
|First time I heard sax with an African groove, I love it! Sounds like Clarence Clemons dropped in! Hard to believe this guy is 75 years old, awesome energy ...|
|Vusi Mahlasela - Silang Mabele|
(Apr 09, 2008 - 00:55)
|rtrudeau wrote:|Melodic but uninteresting, sounds like African Enya to me.
Why is this rated so low? It's beautiful and melodic, nice change of pace. It can't all be Radiohead.
|John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen|
(Apr 08, 2008 - 23:26)
...and he blatantly grabbed my butt with the biggest grin on his face. I would have slapped him, but come on...it was John Lee Hooker! I was honored. Are you male or female?
|U2 - Mysterious Ways|
(Apr 04, 2008 - 03:14)
|A decent followup to the Joshua Tree tunes.
Has any band ever produced anything better after such a stellar album?
|Poe - Wild|
(Apr 04, 2008 - 03:09)
|Hopefully she will someday get the acclaim she deserves.|
|God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day|
(Apr 04, 2008 - 03:04)
This song is so tired, please take it off the playlist for a while. It could use a nap.Please keep it on the playlist, I cannot yet tell if I want to raise the 9 to a 10...
|Rob Costlow - Woods of Chaos|
(Apr 04, 2008 - 02:55)
I keep waiting for the Cat Stevens lyrics to kick in (Sad Lisa I think)I was thinking of some scene from Harold and Maude but I think you are more correct...
|Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry|
(Apr 02, 2008 - 00:57)
...but even in those days I couldn't see anything in Bob Marley. Inventive, passionate, musical, and the rest, but his music just never did it for me. Beats me why. Even Redemption Song?
|Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold|
(Mar 30, 2008 - 20:25)
|The version of this tune off her Live at Blues Alley is even better IMHO. Not that this gets less than a 10, they're both spectacular.|
|Porcupine Tree - Trains|
(Mar 29, 2008 - 23:39)
|Please cease the political comments, they do not belong here and only pollute this forum.|
|The Who - The Real Me|
(Mar 28, 2008 - 22:24)
Have you considered that corrupting the display of the page with your post might not be appreciated?
|Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun|
(Mar 28, 2008 - 22:21)
The movie was sorely overlooked by the Oscars.Perhaps it was "overlooked" because of the absence of a point to the film? Channelling intensity into self-destruction is pointless.
|Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood|
(Mar 27, 2008 - 00:43)
I know I'll get skewered for this, but I find this guy boring and always have. His style never varies much, whether he's playing solo or guesting on other people's stuff (eg. David Bowie). It's all posing flash and little substance to me.I guess it depends on how you define style. Some may enjoy intense expression of emotion, some might be bored by the repetition of intensity...
|David Byrne - U B Jesus|
(Mar 26, 2008 - 23:20)
|I like most of DB's work. If I could ignore the lyrics it's decent. But I have this thing against religion - it's been responsible for more killing and other ills on this planet than anything else... the world would be better off if it weaned itself away. So anything that promotes it loses a lot a points.|
|Philip Glass - Target Destruction|
(Mar 26, 2008 - 00:57)
|I liked his Photographer (and still play it) but nothing else of his has held my attention long. Einstein on the Beach was a fun listen a few times, but that was it...|
|Dave Mason - Look At You Look At Me|
(Mar 25, 2008 - 22:39)
|Anyone have any live DM shows to trade? I have five at (click here) and would like more.
I concur with eariler comments, he's one of the few that still plays and sings with the emotion that he started with decades ago.
Bill, please consider playing Every Woman - one of the best love songs ever.
|Cowboy Junkies - Thunder Road|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 22:28)
This would repulse even Beavis. She has got to be the biggest consistently downer female vocalist around.
Was the original more upbeat? Bruce's passion in the original still evokes intense emotions in me (especially the early live versions), she simply reflects in in a different way.
She must have been through some really depressing times in her life to convey her depressive moods so readily.
|Chemical Brothers - Battle Scars|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 21:49)
this is my first post on rp...this is the most annoying piece of music i've heard in my life...
Do they know you? That's cool! I never had a band direct a tune at me...
maybe that's what they wanted to do...
Different tunes grab people differently. I've given a 10 to less than 5% of the 1500+ tunes I've rated here and this one gets a 10 from me. Why? Who knows, perhaps too many chemicals... I loved it on first listen and still do after 20 or so.
Does anyone have any live CB shows to trade? (click here)
|Buffalo Springfield - Broken Arrow|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 17:53)
I discovered Neil Young at the age of 13 in 1976 and eagerly sought out every project he had been part of. Buffalo Springfield was magical, so many great songs. Broken Arrow, in particular has a emotional quality brought out by Young's voice that bemoans a loss of innocence in the world... I don't know it just resonates in me.You might want to checkout the material that predates BS. There's one in circulation called "Neil Young Meets Buffalo Springfield and the Squires (unreleased Demos 1963-1966)" that is a fun peek into even earlier Neil. (click here)
|Pink Floyd - Pigs (Three Different Ones)|
(Mar 17, 2008 - 23:19)
I have never understood the appeal of PF. A lot of people I grew up with loved them. They always struck me as depressed pseudo-intellectuals on drugs. That of course describes a lot of rock bands but PF in particular offended me. I don't know why. Plus I can't think of a single song I like of theirs. Sounds like you have never gotten high (let alone experienced psychedelics). It's not something you can easily comprehend if you haven't experienced it.
|Iron and Wine - Free Until They Cut Me Down|
(Mar 16, 2008 - 00:01)
Not to burst everyone's bubble, but ...Have you found that the opinions of others are shattered when you disagree?
It must be hard to live with that kind of power...
|Björk - Human Behavior|
(Feb 17, 2008 - 11:50)
try to get a copy of bjork's version of "Leaving On A Jetplane" and listen to it. good lord - this girl CAN sing if she just wants to.
|Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - Helpless|
(Feb 13, 2008 - 07:59)
There was a series of videos floating around on YouTube not long ago, it was an extended conversation between Young and Steven Stills that had been cut up to fit the YouTube time limits. Apparently Neil and Steven had crossed paths on tour and spent some time together.
It's worth looking for. The vibe between these old friends is just so warm and close as they trade stories about the old days of Buffalo Springfield and the Hollywood music scene in the mid-60s when they were a couple of unknown guys trying to make it.
part 1 - (click here)
part 2 - (click here)
part 3 - (click here)
|Yes - And You And I|
(Jan 29, 2008 - 11:21)
Yes, music from 1972. I think I like it, I may have to pick up something by them. But where to start?
start with this one, it's my favorite of all of them.
get The Yes Album after that...
|Crosby Stills & Nash - Long Time Gone|
(Jan 28, 2008 - 16:53)
It seems to me (as one of those boomers) that we were - and are - far more passionate about our music than younger listeners.
Hopefully I'll be around long enough to judge whether much of the last decade or two of music is recalled so fervently decades from now...
|Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil|
(Dec 11, 2007 - 18:37)
I hear the original line was "...Who killed John Kennedy..." but Bobby got assasinated around the time the album was released, hence the plural 'Kennedies'. Can I get some confirmation?
True. (click here)
|Mark Knopfler - Postcards From Paraguay|
(Dec 04, 2007 - 19:20)
|Mark burst onto the scene as a leader and enjoyed several years as a rare talent... now it's considerably later and he needs to produce music on its on merit.
On its own this is not special.
|The Dandy Warhols - Hells Bells|
(Nov 18, 2007 - 20:21)
|Taking this on it's own (without comparison to the original), it's pretty good.
Don't penalize it because it's not the same as the AC/DC version ...
|U2 - One|
(Nov 10, 2007 - 21:15)
This was the beginning of the end for U2. This song is great, but not quite a 10.
After building for years, they hit the top with Joshua Tree (no real suprise after Unforgettable Fire), and then couldn't figure out what to do anymore. Credit them for trying a few different things, but they never hit the level of relevance that they had reached.
Excellent summary, however sad.
|Rodrigo y Gabriela - Stairway to Heaven|
(Oct 06, 2007 - 10:07)
|You can see some videos of them playing on http://rodgab.com/watch.htm
Not this tune, sadly, but a video of them playing STH is included on the DVD if you get the CD/Digipack of this album.
|Sarah McLachlan - World on Fire|
(Sep 17, 2007 - 22:32)
Sarah is no doubt talented, but I find her music depressing. She always sounds so sad.
Artists relate what they feel. Some embrace one artist, others another, presumably based on the connection to that artist's expression.
I was a huge SM fan back when I was lonely and depressed. Now instead of the intense association I more feel empathy and sorrow that her life has not progressed as well.
|Talking Heads - Crosseyed And Painless|
(Sep 13, 2007 - 01:33)
Too Studio 54-ish for my tastes.
Some of us had a blast at Studio 54 (and CBGBs and The Pyramid and ...) with this band!
|The Move - Message From The Country|
(Sep 07, 2007 - 01:10)
|Sounds like early Danish prog rock (Burning Red Ivanhoe, Culpeper's Orchard, perhaps even Steppeulvene or Secret Oyster) but less complex.|
|The Vapors - Turning Japanese|
(Sep 04, 2007 - 21:32)
|I'm so confused... are we supposed to rate tunes by how they compare to current releases or how they compare to other tunes from their period? Based on comments it seems that this tune sucks by today's standards (and I agree) but I gave it a 9 because it was extraordinarily adventurous at the time.|
|Talking Heads - Psycho Killer|
(Aug 27, 2007 - 23:17)
|This was the name our team played professional table soccer ("foosball") under in the early 80s. In retrospect I'm amazed that you could make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year playing that game...|
|Kings of Convenience - Love Is No Big Truth|
(Aug 26, 2007 - 22:19)
|Reminds me of (late-80s to early 90s) China Crisis, but not as complex.
I see that RP only has one China Crisis track in play - (click here) - but it's a poor track.
Perhaps they will play some of their better tracks someday. Several exceptional albums, my favorite is Flaunt The Imperfection.
|The Lash - The Lucky One|
(Aug 24, 2007 - 17:01)
|Hard to get into this, wish they'd play some Emerald Rose - far more enjoyable celtic music for me.|
|Dave Mason - World in Changes|
(Aug 22, 2007 - 00:10)
|Dave is one of the few of my faves from way back that continues to deliver outstanding live shows despite the decreasing size of the venues. He has a lot of live shows in circulation, check them out!
"Every Woman" is my favorite DM tune. It is the ultimate musical expression of the love I have for my wife.
|Cowboy Junkies - Lay it Down|
(Aug 22, 2007 - 00:03)
|Yes, another slow ballad.
A superficial view may scream repetition, a nuanced view may appreciate the refinement of their focus and the distinctions between this and earlier CJ releases.
|Little Barrie - Love You|
(Aug 21, 2007 - 21:53)
|Reminds me of Lou Ann Barton when she and SRV were starting out...
Bill, do you play anything off the unreleased first SRV album? (click here)
That's funny! After I submit this comment you play a SRV tune!!
|Del Amitri - Be My Downfall|
(Aug 21, 2007 - 10:22)
Drop me a note, I have EVERY SINGLE SONG they have ever recorded. I might be able to make some sujestions :)
I am a big DA fan and have a lot of live shows for trade at (click here) - does anyone have any DA shows with great sound quality that I'm missing that you are interested in trading? PM me.
|Sarah McLachlan - Building a Mystery|
(Aug 21, 2007 - 09:31)
|I had the privilege of seeing Sarah right after her first album came out - a tiny club called the Green Parrot in Neptune, NJ. Got to hang out with her after the show, even got a signed poster.
Two other artists have grabbed me as much on the first listen (not because of similar music, just similar artistry and passion): Melissa Etheridge and Del Amitri...
|Dick Dale - Miserlou|
(Aug 20, 2007 - 21:10)
|I liked this tune the first hundred times my kid played the Wii game Raving Rabbids, but now ...|
|Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse|
(Aug 19, 2007 - 22:41)
147 to be exact. There's a lot of crap out there, although this is nice. Just boring.
If you give a 1 to 37% of what you hear here, why continue to listen?
|Shawn Colvin - Wichita Skyline|
(Aug 17, 2007 - 22:01)
Shawn Colvin - Wichita Skyline
Bruce Cockburn - The Whole Night Sky
Robbie Robertson - Showdown At Big Sky
The Church - Under The Milky Way
You're so clever..
You're the first rude Leo I've encountered, did you enter your birthdate incorrectly?
|Sinead Lohan - To Ramona|
(Aug 16, 2007 - 19:45)
When I saw the name Sinead Lohan, the first thing that popped into my head was an image of Lindsay Lohan shaving off all her hair a la Britney before heading to rehab.
And i don't even watch that much crap TV. I hate myself.
Don't hate yourself, that was exactly my first few-seconds image....
|Pink Floyd - San Tropez|
(Aug 16, 2007 - 19:38)
|I like the album a lot more than this song, one of the weakest elements imho...|
|10,000 Maniacs - Because The Night|
(Aug 16, 2007 - 11:12)
|I liked her when they were starting out (they played a tiny club "288 Lark" in Albany NY frequently in the late 70s), but the initial passion soon faded...|