|World Party - Way Down Now|
(Jun 07, 2007 - 13:12)
|A Great track from one of my all-time favorite albums.
I saw Wallenger (Karl Wallenger IS World Party) two times last year here in the states. It was great to see him back after all those years he lost with the aneurysm. Great to have him back!
|Pete Yorn - Murray|
(Apr 03, 2006 - 08:58)
|Wow, not a negative comment in the bunch. Not used to seeing that around here. |
|Bruce Springsteen - It's Hard To Be a Saint in the City|
(Mar 17, 2006 - 13:13)
I'll probably get flamed, but I really consider Springsteen to be completely overrated. Just find him really tiresome after all these years.
In my book there's no reason to get flamed when you give your honest opinion without putting other listeners down.
I can understand people getting tired of Bruce. Growing up as a teen in New York in the 70's I was a fan and thought he was amazing. I saw him play in 1977 and thought it was the greatest concert I'd ever seen.
During my adult years I can't say I was a fan anymore and I chalked up my love of that concert to youthful enthusiasm. Then I saw him at a benfit show in 2004 and I thought, "holy crap, he really *is* the greatest performer I've ever seen".
Seeing him live is like seeing Olivier on the stage or watching Michael Jordan on the court - a master performer who has no peer when it comes to practicing his craft.
|Matisyahu - Youth|
(Mar 16, 2006 - 11:11)
I think his new album is great top to bottom with one exception - This Song- which is dreck.
With a new record full of fun material, how did Bill pick this one?
|Bob Marley - Redemption Song|
(Nov 16, 2005 - 12:53)
|Interestingly enough, the Chieftains do a version of this amazing song featuring Ziggy on vocals.
In general I'm not a big fa of the Chieftains (maybe I'm tired of them winning the World Music Grammy *every* year), but it's wonderful hearing Ziggy sing this with them. He sounds soooo much like his dad on it that it gives me goosebumps.
|Béla Fleck - Big Country|
(Aug 25, 2005 - 06:57)
|I think this is a lovely change of pace in this set. Maybe a bit more low-key than a lot of Bela's work but really nice.
To those making comparisons to Kenny G, man, you must not know much about Soprano Sax. Jeff Coffin's tone, inflection and phrasing bear no resemblance to Kenny G. Next thing you'll be saying Coltrane sounds like Kenny G.
|Neil Finn - Turn and Run|
(Jul 22, 2005 - 07:03)
|I like the One All version *much* better. There is much less subtlety in this version, for instance the drums are to heavy and lifeless|
|Vienna Teng - Between|
(Jun 07, 2005 - 12:09)
Reminds me of the progressive rock band Renaissance a lot
I was thinking the same thing about the Renaissance comparison. I used to love Annie Haslam voice when I was a teen, but I recently went back and re-listened to "Live at Carnegie Hall" and man did it sound so dated.
Regarding Teng, I have to admit I like a few of her tunes like "Harbor", although her music is so pretty that it stikes me as a bit bland. I guess she's matured from this, her first album, because this tune just reeks of trying way too hard.
Unlike Renaissance which sounds dated because the music is 30 years old, this tune manages to sound dated and it's only four years old.
|The Kinks - Shangri-La|
(May 23, 2005 - 10:05)
|Oooh, I haven't heard this is over 25 years. Brilliant back when I was a teen, still brilliant now that I'm in my 40's.|
|Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader|
(Apr 12, 2005 - 11:40)
|Okay, I have to start out by saying that Kind of Blue deserves it place as one of the greatest albums of all time (across all genres) and personally I worship at the altar of St. John Coltrane...
That said, RP plays almost no jazz and when it does it goes for only the most well-known stuff. It seems to me that the adventurousness that is applied to rock should be applied to playing jazz here.
Don't get me wrong, I love Kind of Blue, but it's the album that people put on when they only have one jazz album and want to show you that they dig jazz.
Play me something new, something I haven't heard or haven't heard in a long time, don't go for the easy to find stuff.
End of rant.
|Coldplay - Talk|
(Apr 12, 2005 - 09:56)
|Loved "Parachutes", thought it was a magnificent record. Liked "Rush of Blood" okay, but I hope this new track is not indicative of where Coldplay is headed.
The tune, although not bad per se, just wasn't unique or really all that interesting. Sounds to me like standard old radio fodder, not the quality songwriting and performing I've come to expect from Coldplay.
Just my 2 cents
|Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust|
(Apr 04, 2005 - 12:09)
|The beginning has the sound of a Greg Brown tune from "The Poet Game:.
Right from the very start of this song you can see that Springsteen is a master writer and craftsman. Great to have the stripped-down Bruce (ala Nebraska) back.
|Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Steady State|
(Mar 30, 2005 - 08:45)
|PCO leader and composer Simon Jeffes was a brilliant, brilliant man who helped create an amazing body of genre bending music.
His passing in 1997 was a great great loss.
I treasure my whole PCO collection.
Wonderful to hear on RP.
|Gomez - In Our Gun|
(Feb 09, 2005 - 08:36)
|*Love* the double bass at the beginning. Reminds me of the brilliant Danny Thompson (plays with John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Pentangle etc).|
|Yat-Kha - Come Along|
(Jan 20, 2005 - 11:40)
|No surprise that that opinions are so divided on this track. But this is an amazing mixture of east and west. True fusion.
Hearing a track like this reminds me why I love R.P.
|The Weepies - Jolene|
(Jan 19, 2005 - 06:44)
|Man, that's one infectious beat. Perfect song to listen to first thing in the morning after slowly driving to work in a snowstorm here in Michigan.
|Oliver Mtukudzi - Wake Up|
(Jan 13, 2005 - 07:30)
|Don't get me wrong, I enjoy hearing Oliver Mtukudzi, but one of the frustrating things about RP is the representation of a whole genre/region of music by one or two artist. There's a world of amazing African music out there, but often it seems like "hey we play African music, here's *another* track by Oliver Mtukudzi".
Can't we cut the Oliver Mtukudzi playlist in half and add in some of the 1000's of amazing African artists begging to be heard?
Okay, end of rant.
|Snow Patrol - Run|
(Jan 05, 2005 - 08:41)
|As is sometimes the case here, this is an okay track from a great album. Had "Chocolate" or "Grazed Knees" been played, I think the reaction would have been better for the new Snow Patrol record.|
|George Harrison - I'd Have You Anytime|
(Oct 04, 2004 - 08:49)
|Hearing this song is one of the reasons I love Radio Paradise. I grew up on this album, but since I never made the jump from LP to CD, I haven't listened to this in a looooong time.,
Where else would I get to hear one of the beautiful lesser known George Harrison song?
|Emmylou Harris - Where Will I Be|
(Oct 01, 2004 - 08:28)
That's 'cause it's U2's Larry Mullen Jr. on them.
Lanois has his thumbprint on all these artist's albums.
Right, it's a certain Lanois product technique that uses a slight delay to the drumming which makes it sound as if there are two drummers just a tad bit out of synch. It fleshes out the sound and adds a bit of mystery to the sound of the drums.
|Van Morrison - Caravan|
(Sep 30, 2004 - 08:28)
|Okay, I can't believe I'm posting a slightly negative Van comment since I'm a HUGE fan, but I'm getting really tired of only hearing late 60's - early 70's era Van. One thing about Van is that he has reinvented his music many times over, and personally I am bummed there is almost none of his work from the 80's particularly 80-85, the period that many of us feel is perhaps his greatest period.
Don't get me wrong, I love the album Moondance, but Van's catalog is so deep that it would be nice to hear a greater breadth of his music.
Just my 2 cents.
|Martyn Bennett - Move|
(Sep 24, 2004 - 08:26)
|first time I've turned off RP because of a single track.
Too bad the ratings on this one are not being noticed by B&R
|Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers|
(Sep 23, 2004 - 13:21)
|Love this tune, but wait - it was played two days ago.
Isnt't there enough music in the library that we can go to a rotation that is longer than two days?
|AfroCelts - Cyberia|
(Sep 21, 2004 - 11:51)
|I used to really like the Afro-Celts and even own two albums, but they and the other sound-alike bands (KIra etc) are just too over played these days. I can only take so much of this sound, and I'm bummed that over exposure has made me sick of these guys,|
|Santana - Samba Pa Ti|
(Sep 21, 2004 - 10:52)
|Gets an 8 because it's Carlos playing Samba Pa Ti, but IMHO, it pales in comparison to the live version as heard on "Lotus", a live recording from Japan 1973. *That* version would get an 11 from me.|
|Miles Davis - Blue In Green|
(Sep 15, 2004 - 11:59)
Yep, this is what I call Godlike.
Yeah, hearing John Coltrane is like hearing the voice of god.
How strange to hear Patsy Cline and Miles after Pink Floyd. I sure love hearing tracks like this - Radio Paradise is diverse as a alt-rock station, but there isn't enough music like this.
I guess I should appreciate hearing Coltrane/Miles on here at all.
|Joe Ely - Boxcars|
(Sep 15, 2004 - 07:47)
By far my favorite Joe Ely tune, Love the guitar solo. This song can barely contain itself, it's like it's set to explode at any point.
|Doves - Catch the Sun|
(Sep 15, 2004 - 07:43)
|With all the Doves tracks on RP it's hard to believe that "Catch the Sun" is just being added to the playlist. Good thing cause it's my favorite track on Lost Souls.|
|Steven Delopoulos - Seasons|
(Sep 15, 2004 - 07:01)
|love the groove, the brushes drive this tune right along. This is driving music, I'll have to add it to my driving mix cd.
BTW, this track is my first iTunes purchase through RP. Really glad Apple finally set up the affiliate program,
|Badly Drawn Boy - Another Pearl|
(Sep 13, 2004 - 13:17)
|Love BDB and this record, but there are so many better tracks that people might like prefer. If you heard "The Shining" for instance, you might see what we love about him.|
|My Morning Jacket - Golden|
(Sep 13, 2004 - 13:09)
|The amount of reverb they use on vocals reminds me of early Red House Painters records when lead singer Kozelek wasn't so comfortable with the sound of his voice. As time went on, he used less and less effects on his vocal tracks. I hope that's the case for My Morning Jacket.|
|Jeff Beck - Ain't Superstitious|
(Sep 13, 2004 - 07:09)
This REAL music! A rating of anything less than "10 - Godlike" should not count.
Ummm, got a 4 from me. I'm a fan of Jeff Beck and earlier Rod Stewart, but this track just doesn't do it for me.
If this is real music, than I must be into unreal music.
|Jump - Midnight|
(Sep 13, 2004 - 07:07)
|wonderful song but it's too lyrically meaningful to fit in this set. A tune like this deserves a more dignified setting.|
|George Winston - Spanish Caravan|
(Sep 13, 2004 - 06:56)
|I have respect for Winston because he helped popularize the new acoustic movement back in the early 80's. With all the money Windham Hill made from him enabled the label to invest in truly talented artists like Hedges et al. I also appreciate how Winston has championed Hawaiian music with his Daning Cat label.
That said, man-oh-man is Winston's technique weak. Listen to those runs toward the end of the track, he could barely make them.
|Ganga Giri - Nungabunda|
(Sep 09, 2004 - 13:51)
|I'm a big fan of world, ethnic, or whatever you want to called folk-based musics from other cultures. Really, I totally dig ethnic music, but after a while all this neo-world dance stuff all starts to sound the same. I'm getting really bored by this past set.|
|Steely Dan - Haitian Divorce|
(Sep 08, 2004 - 08:27)
|Bill, you keep playing these great tunes from when I was a teen, stuff I haven't heard for years. |
|Coldplay - See You Soon|
(Sep 08, 2004 - 08:17)
|With all the great music out there, with all the stuff people are uploading, why, oh why do we need two versions of this song in the RP library?|
|Peter Gabriel - Suzanne|
(Sep 01, 2004 - 07:14)
Wow, a series of 2 great artists doing covers of 2 great songs -- badly. First, Sarah McLachlan covering Solsbury Hill, followed by Peter Gabriel doing Leonard Cohen's Suzanne. Proves even the greats can whiff, although Peter's might be more of a foul ball.
|Sarah McLachlan - Solsbury Hill|
(Sep 01, 2004 - 07:13)
|The question I am asking is not how this can get a 2.2, but how has it remained on here with such a low vote. Looks like the people have spoken loud and clear but the message has not gotten through.
On the other hand, it's sort of impressive to see a vote this low with so many votes cast. Sort of like the rating in reverse of a Beatles song.
|Third World - Jah Glory|
(Sep 01, 2004 - 06:57)
why do reggae songs get such low ratings on rp?
i'm starting to think that there is some kind of weird anti-reggae prejudice festering among the ranks.
there ain't NOTHIN' wrong with this very cool song.
why the low rating?
Well, I'm a fan of reggae, and I rate other tunes high, but to me, this tune is just plain pedestrian. Now, put on a great track by Toots, Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse or Mutabaruka and I'll give it a higher rating.
But that's just me. I do know people who love all sorts of music but just can't take Reggae. Maybe some grad student who listens to RP should try to do a study on this. (joking)
|Abaji - Valse Arabe|
(Aug 30, 2004 - 06:50)
|It's nice, but I wouldn't call it "masterful".
If you want to hear masterful fingerstyle with world music flair, check out Alex DeGrassi, a friend and contemporary of Michael Hedges.
|Suzanne Vega - Language|
(Aug 30, 2004 - 06:43)
You know, she has her detractors, many of them quite vocal here on RP, and there is some reason for all of it -- talk-singing, repetition, etc -- but, still, she has a unique way of getting some pretty heavy concepts through. And a lot of her stuff is simply haunting. It stays with you. I say that makes her an artist with whom one has to reckon.
Beautifully said. Bravo!
|Air - Another Day|
(Aug 30, 2004 - 06:28)
Okay, I appreciate this band's innovation...but I like it better when they have guest vocalists. Beck's guest appearance in "Vagabond" was my favorite.
Agreed. The only word I can come up to describe these vocals is flaccid.
|Pork Tornado - Guabi Guabi|
(Aug 30, 2004 - 06:05)
|I remdember Arlo Guthrie recording and performing this song back in the late 90's. I assumed it was just Arlo being strange, didn't know it was actually a Zulu folksong.
I liked the tune back then and it's nice to hear it again, but it's not the kind of thing you want to hear too often.
|Jeff Buckley - Morning Theft|
(Aug 27, 2004 - 14:49)
|Where Grace was a masterpiece, Sketches was (IMHO) a complete mess of an album. The depth, diversity and subtleness that made Grace one of the great albums of all-time was barely in sight in Sketches. Except, that is, for "Opened Once" and this song which is a brilliant.
In this song you can feel the passion and hear the range of his stunning voice. Yeah, it's a bit more raw that the tunes in Grace, but then who knows how these songs would have ended up had Jeff survived to release them.
|Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room|
(Aug 25, 2004 - 09:18)
|I recently found my black tee-shirt from the "Darkness" tour in 78. Funny, it doesn't fit anymore.
I have to say that although I'm not a big fan of Bruce's work during the past two decades, the show I saw on this tour was perhaps the best show I've ever seen. 3 hours in Madison Sq. Garden - It was Bruce's sister's 16th birthday and he ran into the stands, got his sister and threw her over his shoulder and put her ontop of a tower of speakers and had the band play a medley of sweet 16 songs for her. Amazing show.
|Brewer & Shipley - Witchi-Tai-To|
(Aug 22, 2004 - 09:55)
|One of my favorite songs of all time!
But IMHO this is the lamest most watered down version of the song ever recorded.
The origninal (long) version by Native American jazz saxophonist Jim Pepper is brilliant (Pepper also recorded a shorter version under the band name Everything is Everything).
There are also wonderful versions of this tune by the world fusion group Oregon as well as by Norwegian Saxophonist Jan Garbarek.
|Fairport Convention - Percy's Song|
(Aug 21, 2004 - 11:54)
|Sandy Denny was a goddess!!!
Not my favorite Fairport tune, but how wonderful to hear Sandy on a beautiful August Saturday afternoon.
|Neil Young - Long May You Run|
(Aug 20, 2004 - 09:44)
|Ah, feels like I'm 15 again watching concerts at Wollman Rink in Central Park.
Lots of great new songs being added lately. Thanks Bill
|Gabriel Yacoub - Bon an, Mal An|
(Aug 13, 2004 - 09:26)
|Hearing Gabriel Yacoub points to why Radio Paradise is such an amazing station. I have been listening to Gabriel for nearly 20 years now, and this is the first time I have ever heard him on radio, online or broadcast!
Gabriel is an amazing writer and performer. He used to lead Malicorne, the seminal French Folk-Rock group that began in the early 70's. For the past 20+ years, he has produced a series of wonderful solo albums. Some of them (like ELF from which this track comes) were experimental in nature, but he's mostly known for his brilliant voice and guitar folk songs.
Yay!!! Thanks noladq for uploading, Thanks B&R for adding it.
|Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage|
(Aug 13, 2004 - 09:17)
Seeing him in concert was one of the all-time fun things to do with your friends.
|Badly Drawn Boy - You Were Right|
(Aug 13, 2004 - 08:04)
|Love this track, my favorite on the album.
"I remember doing nothing on the night Sinatra died
And the night Jeff Buckley died
And the night Kurt Cobain died
And the night John Lennon died
I remember I stayed up to watch the news with everyone..."
Anyone who can tie Sinatra to Jeff Buckley in one song belongs on my A-list
|Goldfrapp - Strict Machine|
(Aug 13, 2004 - 07:22)
|wow, it's getting a 7 rating. My tastes must be way off from the group's on this one, almost want to turn off the stream til it's over.|
|R.E.M. - I've Been High|
(Aug 13, 2004 - 06:47)
|Never listened to this album before. Up was the last one I've listened to.
Hearing this track sure makes me miss Bill Berry!
|R.E.M. - We Walk|
(Aug 12, 2004 - 13:45)
|Wow, hard to believe this record is 20 years old!
Loved it then, love it now.
You didn't have to understand the words on those early albums (although this was one of the few you could understand), those songs moved you by the spirit of the music alone.
|Joni Mitchell - You Turn Me On I'm a Radio|
(Aug 09, 2004 - 14:08)
|What a great Radio themed set! Another of my DIDs getting played. Miles of Aisles was a soundtrack to my middle teenaged years. Love to hear this.|
|Talking Heads - Crosseyed And Painless|
(Aug 09, 2004 - 13:56)
|I'll never forget the first time I heard this album. Okay, the fact that I was on acid helped, but you could tell it was a landmark record from the first listening. 20+ years later and it's still on my DID list.|
|Pete Yorn - EZ|
(Aug 09, 2004 - 13:43)
|What a gorgeous song. Hopefully it will get played again. It's going on 3 years (!!) since it made it onto a playlist. How many folks were listening to RP back then? 100?|
|Pete Yorn - Crystal Village|
(Aug 09, 2004 - 13:35)
|I loved his first album (especially the track EZ), but I can also see that he might not have the musical vision to carve out a long-term career.|
|Paolo Conte - Via Con Me|
(Aug 09, 2004 - 13:29)
|what a great track. It's aways nice to hear something new and completely different.
Thanks to whoever uploaded this one.
|Venus Hum - The Bells|
(Jul 29, 2004 - 11:32)
|It was boring me in the beginning (the synthetic thumping bugged me), but suddenly I dug it when it started going over the top. But then I've always like songs that go over the top like "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield|
|The Samples - Who am I?|
(Jul 29, 2004 - 11:13)
|Classic Samples, lovely slightly naive viewpoint.
Always love to hear The Samples.
|Wes - Awa Awa|
(Jul 29, 2004 - 11:09)
|When I first heard this song it sounded so familiar in many ways. I knew that somewhere in my record collection was a song that sounded similar though different to this song.
One night around 2 am it finally hit me... "God Shuffled His Feet" by Crash Test Dummies.
Check it out, same stride, same changes, slightly different speed, completely different language, but the similarities are there.
Wonder why it bothers me so much when one song sounds similar to another, but then I can't figure it out. Too much music on the brain too much of the time.
|Coldplay - Sparks|
(Jul 29, 2004 - 10:27)
|This is my favorite track from a beautiful debut album.|
|Chris Isaak - One Day|
(Jul 28, 2004 - 08:33)
|This past set just hasn't done it for me til this tune came on.|
|Eric Clapton - White Room|
(Jul 28, 2004 - 08:06)
|I agree that I'd much prefer to hear the original. This version just doesn't have that X-factor to it.|
|Graham Nash - Chicago|
(Jul 27, 2004 - 08:46)
I was there too, in fact I was in Chicago in '68 and for the trial. But in a lot of ways we already see a better world... I don't discount the inequities that are out there, the miscarriages of justice, etc. etc. etc. but nonetheless, it ain't all bad...
Let's not ignore all the changes since then.
The world in '68 was a different place for women in America. '68 was before abortion became legal, before the women's movement. Back then who would imagined that one day the wives of the two men who ran against each other in a presidental election would be Senators. Now let's see how long before there's a black or female president.
On a personal note, I still have the 45 of this record. Haven't heard it in decades. Thanks Bill.
|Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me|
(Jul 27, 2004 - 06:52)
|A great Van song, a bit overplayed in general if only because it seems like everyone has Moondance in their record collections. But any Van from this period is great to hear.|
|The Byrds - Wasn't Born To Follow|
(Jul 27, 2004 - 06:46)
|Can't have too much Byrds.
In my book The Byrds influence is third to The Beatles and Hendrix. You hear the Byrds sound every place, from the earlier folk-rock to the later era Country-ish sound.
|The Jam - Town Called Malice|
(Jul 27, 2004 - 06:17)
|First heard this when I first saw the movie Billy Elliot and it was one of the reasons I got the soundtrack. I think of the Billy's dancing everytime I hear this song.
If you haven't seenlBilly Elliot yet, it's a total joy of a movie.
|The Postal Service - Such Great Heights|
(Jul 27, 2004 - 05:47)
|The strange sounds the drum machines makes put me off at first, but the more I listen, the more I like this song.
A good reason to wait to rate a song 'til you've listened to most or all of it.
|John Martyn - Solid Air|
(Jul 23, 2004 - 21:52)
|Great to see some JM being played here. His early 70's work ranks up there with the best of any of the British singer/songwriters/|
|Enya - Storms in Africa|
(Jul 23, 2004 - 08:27)
|Enya drives me crazy because all of her stuff sounds so much the same (and because she can't sing without pitch correcting studio support - ever wonder why all the reverb?) . But that said, I have to admit this is a beautiful track.|
|Genesis - Mad Man Moon|
(Jul 23, 2004 - 07:41)
|Holy Crap! I haven't heard this since I was 15!
I spent many nights at my best friend's house smoking dope and listening to Genisis over and over (probably the way everyone used to listen to Genisis back in the 70's).
|Wilco - Muzzle of Bees|
(Jul 22, 2004 - 07:47)
|The new record has some lovely moments (like this track), as well as some really (in my book) indulgent stuff. |
|John Lennon - Imagine|
(Jul 21, 2004 - 13:53)
|Wow, how can anyone rate this a 1? Maybe George W. Bush listens to RP.|
|The Decemberists - California One Youth and Beauty Brigade|
(Jul 21, 2004 - 10:58)
|Glad to see The Decmeberists finally getting played here. I particularly love the "Youth and Beauty Brigade" slow groove section at the end.
Where else can you hear an almost 10 minute long (non jazz or classical) track played on the radio? Thanks R&B, glad you accepted the upload.
|Sigur Rós - Untitled Track 8|
(Jul 21, 2004 - 09:27)
|Glad to see so many folks are open to this.
If you like Sigur Ros, check out Mogwai's last record, "Happy Songs for Happy People".
|Sun Kil Moon - Gentle Moon|
(Jul 21, 2004 - 08:18)
Uploaded March 29, 2004
Great upload noyou. Probably the prettiest song on the record.
I uploaded "Carry Me Ohio" back on March 3rd and it's been stuck in the "Reviewing" pile since then.
|Joan Armatrading - Show Some Emotion|
(Jul 19, 2004 - 08:41)
|She had a big following when I was growing up in NY in the mid-70's. WNEW-FM used to give her lots of airplay. Glad to see there are so many folks here who appreciate her.
Overall, she never gotten the due she's deserved.
|Beck - Lost Cause|
(Jul 19, 2004 - 07:45)
I guess I still don't get Beck. I mean, he's not bad, usually.
What's the big deal?
I can see that one might feel that way when listening to a single track, but with Beck you have to consider the whole breadth and depth of his catalog. A big attraction with him (at lease for me) is the diversity of his talent.
|The Samples - Long Walk Home|
(Jul 19, 2004 - 07:26)
I did not know that Boulder, Colorado was in Vermont.
Oh yeah, the Samples are from Boulder.
The Samples started out in Burlington, VT before moving to Boulder. So Vermont fans consider them a local band same as those folks from Colorado.
And regarding this song, really not one of my favorites (or close to it), but still it's always great to hear The Samples.
|Mojave 3 - Some Kinda Angel|
(Jul 19, 2004 - 07:17)
|Love Mojave 3!
I've heard Neil Halstead aptly described as what Nick Drake would sound like had he survived and had be been happy.
|Van Morrison - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
(Jul 16, 2004 - 10:48)
|One of my favorite Dylan covers from the youthful Van. Sorry to see that so many folks who left comments don't dig Van.
I've loved this song for decades, and unlike others, when I first heard Jack-Ass, I thought, "Wow, it's Van"
The circular chiming keyboard is hypnotic and Van is so passionate. Brilliant cover...
|Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter|
(Jul 15, 2004 - 11:16)
|What with the hendrix rip off, it's almost impossible to rate this song on it's own merits. I just can't get past the stolen guitar sound.|
|Rufus Wainwright - One Man Guy|
(Jul 15, 2004 - 10:36)
Does his being a "one man guy" make him gay?
The tune was written by his very straight dad, Loudon. As far as I know, it's the only song of his dad he covers.
LOVE Rufus, but this song is certainly not his best work. His more complex and orchestrated tunes showcase his talent much more than this tune.
|Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball|
(Jul 07, 2004 - 08:23)
|Love this album. Love the Daniel Lanois Emmylou combination.
This is an amazing album start to finish.
I finally got to see Emmylou live last winter at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival and I got the chills.
|Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater|
(Jul 07, 2004 - 07:54)
This is an excellent song from a sadly underrated band. I had the pleasure of seeing YLT in live concert - they were transcendent!
I wouldn't quite say they are underrated, the critics adore YLT and they have a strong fan base. It's just that the music they make is a bit too ecclectic and adventuresome for the masses. Add to that the fact that Ira and Georgia don't have radio ready voices and you get a band that will never appeal to mainstream tastes.
Did you know that Rolling Stone listed this album one of the 100 most important albums of the 90's?
|Leona Naess - Calling|
(Jul 06, 2004 - 08:49)
|I agree, Charm Attack would be perfect for RP. Perhaps R&B will give it another look over.|
|Bruce Cockburn - Isn't That What Friends Are For|
(Jul 05, 2004 - 12:07)
|I've adored this song ever since I first heard it almost five years ago. It's among the most beautiful and moving songs I've ever heard.
On a totally different note, I was just reading through the comments below and I am amazed at how people often jump all over each other when discussing music here. Strange how discussion boards bring out sides of people that they would never otherwise show. Why do folks have to be so hard on each other here? Leave the tension for the outside world, and let's keep RP a supportive place.
Perhaps I am just a naive ex-hippy...
|Ella Fitzgerald - I've Got You Under My Skin|
(Jul 05, 2004 - 11:59)
|I rated it an 8 because it's the Ella version. Don't get me wrong, I love Ella, but this song belongs to Frank. If this was Frank's version, I'd give it a 12.
But regardless, the song is great. Excellent choice for this set Bill.
|The Beatles - The Fool On The Hill|
(Jul 05, 2004 - 11:20)
|I keep forgetting how many Beatles tunes there are that I adore. Haven't heard this in a while. In fact, haven't listened to Magical Mystery Tour at all recently.|
|Trilok Gurtu - Ola Bombay|
(Jun 23, 2004 - 10:37)
|I really respect Trilok as a musician, but this song just doesn't do it for me. Just generic world music to my ear.|
|Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah|
(Mar 04, 2004 - 06:57)
|Beautiful song, beautiful voice. But just like Rufus Wainwright's version, these are lovely covers of John Cale's cover of Leonard Cohen.
Check out Cale's version...
|Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah|
(Mar 04, 2004 - 06:57)
|Beautiful song, beautiful voice. But just like Rufus Wainwright's version, these are lovely covers of John Cale's cover of Leonard Cohen.
Check out Cale's version...
|Red House Painters - Michigan|
(Mar 04, 2004 - 06:38)
|Too bad that everyone seems to be so down on RHP and this song in particular. Personally, I adore the RHP and everything Kozelek has done. His new band Sun Kil Moon is wonderful too.|
|Donovan - Please Don't Bend|
(Mar 04, 2004 - 06:31)
|I *do* like Donovan and in fact, own maybe five of his albums, but this song does nothing for me. There's so much better music in his catalog.|
|Sigur Rós - Untitled Track 6|
(Feb 09, 2004 - 08:54)
|Oh Dinsdale, that's a scary statement. Clearly you don't like their music, but who dictates what "music is supposed to be"? Many of the greatest musicians were hated in their day for breaking convention.
Is it you who tells us what music is supposed to be?
What I find so interesting in reading through the posts is how hostile some people get regarding music they don't get. I thought that people listening to RP were supposed to be open-minded. So give it a 1 and let us know you don't like it, but just because you don't understand it, why the vitriol?
They have no clue what music is supposed to be. After the
novelty wears off, you're left with nothing - no melody,
no rhythm, no lyrics, not even a title. Thanks.
|Rickie Lee Jones - Tell Somebody (Repeal The Patriot Act)|
(Feb 09, 2004 - 08:18)
|Veegez, maybe you're the one who knows where all the WMD are. Apparantly you seem to know more than the rest of us about how wonderful the Bush administration is.
The misinformation being bandied about regarding the Patriot Act being is staggering. I doubt Ricki has a clue about what it really does. But it sure is fun to bash Bush. Everyone together now "Bush Lied!". Good. Now try this. "John Ashcroft is the Devil!" Good. In unison, "The Patriot Act is the beginning of a new Nazi regime in America!" Better.
Say it enough times, and maybe some people will believe the hype, whether it is true or not.
|Dar Williams - I Saw A Bird Fly Away|
(Jan 25, 2004 - 11:46)
|Not only is Dar a wonderfully gifted songwriter and performer, she is also a wonderful person who has a relationship with her fans unlike any I've seen before. |
|Joe Satriani - Oriental Melody|
(Jan 23, 2004 - 07:59)
Bugs the crap out of me to hear music from someone that is technically perfect, and has absolutely nothing to say. bleh.
Couldn't agree more. Well said!
|George Winston - Cast Your Fate to the Wind|
(Jan 14, 2004 - 08:53)
It's OK, but why not play the person who inspired this - Vince Guaraldi? Or better yet, Keith Jarrett? The emotion in Jarrett's work is incredible.
I can handle Winston when he's playing his own music, but I agree with GregX59, let's hear the original. Winston by his own admission is not a great musician. He might play pretty music, but this tune (to my ear) shows his weaknesses as a musician.
|Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day|
(Jan 12, 2004 - 13:00)
Neil Finn is, without doubt, one of the 3 or 4 best songwriters on Earth. I'm talking Richard Thompson / John Hiatt category.
Well said drH, well said. IMHO Cockburn belongs on the short list as well.
|Tornadoes - Telstar|
(Jan 07, 2004 - 08:46)
|Hearing this song in the mix is one of the reasons I *love* Radio Paradise.|
|Ani DiFranco - Fierce Flawless|
(Dec 22, 2003 - 07:42)
|To add to all the similar comments here, Ani has made some amazing music, it's just that this is not a great tune to judge her by. Like any artist, you shouldn't judge Ani by this one tune alone...|
|Nick Drake - Fly|
(Dec 03, 2003 - 07:17)
|An amazing song from one of my Desert Island Discs.
This tune was used perfectly in The Royal Tennenbaums during the scene where Owen Wilson leaves the hospital after his suicide attempt.
|Coldplay - See You Soon|
(Dec 03, 2003 - 06:58)
|I have to admit that I loved Parachutes, but then once they became an IT band, I grew tired of hearing them everywhere I went. This track is great though. Musically it makes sense that it came before Parachutes. I agree that we probably won't hear more stripped down music from them anymore.
That said, this is a beautiful tune.
|Rickie Lee Jones - Ugly Man|
(Dec 01, 2003 - 14:26)
|Great swing to this tune, love the horns and piano, but the subject and title make me like this even more.
Nice to see a political statment done in such a musically interesting way.
|Sam Phillips - How to Dream|
(Nov 17, 2003 - 09:21)
|When it comes to the discussion of tunes here, I certainly don't subscribe to the "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything" mindset.
However, I sure wish the puking emoticon would go away forever.
|Richard Thompson - Beeswing|
(Nov 11, 2003 - 07:51)
This time he came knowing that the Strawberry audience was perfectly made for his genius grip, and he saved "Beeswing" for the encore, sucked in everyone's romantic soul, shredded it and rewove it, and hung it up to dry in the starry sky over the Sierra with the last note of "Beeswing".
Quaid, you write like you're a songwriter yourself...
I agree, this is a 10, hands down. The live version (from World Cafe) is amazing as well...
|Elephant Talk - Flyer|
(Nov 06, 2003 - 13:18)
|I started out rating it a 5 cause it was okay, then nothing changed musically and so I rated it a 4, then it just wouldn't end so I rated it a 3. Pretty soon and it'll be headed towards a 2.|
|Enya - Caribbean Blue|
(Nov 04, 2003 - 09:04)
Ah, yes: Enya.
1. Strike some chords
2. pump up the reverberation/resonance/echo machine
Sounds OK, though.
Exactly as (good as) all her other songs.
Sadly she cannot sing without vocal processing. She may as well be sampled.
|Catie Curtis - You Can Always Be Gone|
(Nov 04, 2003 - 05:37)
|A couple of years ago my kids rented an Olsen Twins movie called "Our Lips Are Sealed" when a Catie song came on, "holy crap, I said. I thought, is that making it, having your song in an Olsen twins movie?" I guess as long as the licensing money was green it was good for Catie|
|Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview|
(Nov 04, 2003 - 05:31)
Uh I believe he was talking about Jim Morrison there, the album he was looking at was Morrison Motel, a Doors album.
Yeah, you could never call Van "a seedy drunk pretending to be a poet", instead I'd call him "a narcissistic hard-assed old puss".
Van's one of my musical heroes and I have more than 15 albums by him, but I sure wish geniuses like he and Joni Mitchell would just lighten up and stop talking about how everyone's ripped them off. Van and Joni need to take a chill pill.
|The Byrds - My Back Pages|
(Nov 03, 2003 - 11:27)
|This song is as good as it gets. If I could give this song a 12, I would.
The more that time goes by and the more new bands I hear, the more I realize that The Byrds are so much larger an influence on music than they get credit for. From the the early folk-rock tunes to the later Gram Parsons led alt-country sound, for me, The Byrds are perhaps the greatest American rock band of all time.
|Waifs - Lighthouse|
(Nov 03, 2003 - 07:31)
|I know there's this big buzz about them, but I saw them at a festival in Bloomington, IN and I just didn't get what all the commotion was about. I mean they were good, but people just seem to go nuts over these guys. I just didn't see anything totally new, unique or brilliant in what they do.
Well I guess I'm just in the minority on this one.
|Ganga Giri - In the Jungle|
(Oct 31, 2003 - 09:08)
|Cool tune, but here's the problem with giving it too good a rating:
If Bill sees a high rating, he's likely to keep in heavier rotation. But a tune like this works if you only hear it once in a long, long while.
|Peter Gabriel - Red Rain|
(Oct 31, 2003 - 09:00)
|Great song. Maybe it's just me, but there's too much Peter Gabriel on R.P. these past days. There's just so much amazing music in the R.P. library (including lots of stuff that's never been played) that it would be nice to hear more new stuff.|
|Steve Earle - Rivers Of Babylon|
(Oct 30, 2003 - 08:27)
|Okay, I sorta like Steve Earle but it seems totally wrong that the original version by The Melodians (on the Harder They Come Soundtrack) is not in the R.P. database. That would be akin to not having The Beatles version of "Let It Be" in the R.P. database and instead only having the version by the Irish band DeDannan.
I'll upload the version by The Melodians to see if B&R will put it into the database.
|Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue|
(Oct 30, 2003 - 07:02)
|There's so much great and classic reggae that never gets played here, so how does this overly-commercial piece make it on?
Bill please notice the ratings on this one and make it go away please.
|Yello - The Rhythm Divine|
(Oct 29, 2003 - 12:02)
|What a cool track. Too bad it has such a low rating, but then I'm one of those folks who thinks Sinatra's the most important American vocalist of the past century.
|Yes - Long Distance Runaround & The Fish|
(Oct 29, 2003 - 06:03)
|Almost all the music of my youth still holds up well for me. In fact I just bought the DVD of The Who movie, "The Kids Are Alright" and now I'm getting my 9 year-old into them.
But back to this song, I used to adore Yes when I was a stoned 13 year-old, but listening to them now, it all seems way too indulgent. The first black band t-shirt I ever owned was Yes, but now I just wonder what I was thinking back then. The folly of youth perhaps?
|1 Giant Leap - The Way You Dream|
(Oct 28, 2003 - 07:17)
|Yeah, there's a nice dreamy quality to it, but my take on the tune is that there wasn't overly compelling or interesting. Now, the new Mogwai album, that's compelling and interesting.|
|Bob Dylan - Most of the Time|
(Oct 27, 2003 - 08:54)
|One of the few modern Dylan classics. I'm surprised this was the first time it got played on R.P.|
|Leo Kottke - Pepe Hush|
(Oct 21, 2003 - 08:55)
|Great programming choice. For some reason this quirky song has always been my favorite from this record although there's so much other great music on the album. Love Margot's backing vocals, an excellent use of her talents...|
|Bonnie Raitt - When the Spell Is Broken|
(Oct 20, 2003 - 11:49)
|This is a case where I was gonna dismiss this version, but then I read all the other user comments and decided to give Bonnie's version another try. In giving it a second chance I guess it's okay, but I've long thought this was one of R.T's best songs of the past 20 years.|
|Van Morrison - Wavelength|
(Oct 20, 2003 - 11:03)
|Released in '78, this was Van's comeback album after qutting the business for a few years in the mid 70's. Yeah, it was a slick commercial album clearly meant to get airplay, but this album signalled Van's return to form and in his next album "Into the Music" he began his greatest musical period.
As Georgie Fame used to say when introducing Van in concert,
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Van Morrison - God Bless Van Morrison."
|Doves - The Cedar Room|
(Oct 20, 2003 - 10:49)
|Oh my, I love this tune. My favorite from the album. I saw Doves last year when they came to Michigan. It was an amazing show.|
|Star 69 - I'm Insane|
(Oct 20, 2003 - 10:40)
|Absolutely nothing unique or special about this song to my ears.|
|The Thrills - Big Sur|
(Oct 17, 2003 - 08:17)
Sounds like a folkier version of The Flaming Lips.
|Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River|
(Oct 17, 2003 - 07:36)
|Hard to believe this album came out 16 years ago!
I've always loved the groove in this song and Sammy BoDean sounding like an 80 year-old Black woman.
Daniel Lanois produced this album at the height of his powers, and this record goes on my top 50 of all time, especially the song "Fallen Angel".
|Neil Young - Sun Green|
(Oct 14, 2003 - 08:50)
|Like most of the posters here, I can't deal with this tune. It has about 1 minute of value, but just goes on and on.
I too like Neil, but please Bill, look at all the comments here and scratch this song from the playlist in the future, it ruins the set.
|Johnny Cash - Hurt|
(Oct 14, 2003 - 07:19)
|The song is beautiful, but I have to say that the video is the most moving video I have ever seen. Apparantly Cash had no idea what producer Mark Romanek was planning to do with the video. Romanek debuted it to the whole Cash family (including June) to tears from the whole family. An amazing work both musically and visually.
Make sure you see the video!!
|Jimmy Buffett - Fruitcakes|
(Oct 03, 2003 - 13:04)
|Okay I can understand that someone (not me) might enjoy this song, but who could have ever given it a 10?|
|Yes - I've Seen All Good People|
(Oct 03, 2003 - 12:27)
|Okay I admit that as a teen I loved YES and I still think their musicianship is great, but oh-my-god, are these just the most ridiculous lyrics you've ever heard? Maybe the problem is that I'm not stoned.
"'Cause it's time, it's time in time with your time and
it's news is captured for the queen to use
Don't surround yourself with yourself
Don't surround yourself with yourself"
And I used to think this was deep stuff... sheesh
|Donovan - The Enchanted Gypsy|
(Jul 19, 2003 - 12:30)
|Donovan may be cool, but this is the kind of song that gives 60's folk music a bad name. Let's leave the 60's era interpretations of trad. British music to those who did it best, Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Steeleye. Span|
|Spearhead - Hole In The Bucket|
(Jul 15, 2003 - 09:35)
|Bill, What's up with the profanity on this song in the middle of the day? Not that I'm a prude, but sometimes I have RP playing around the house and I wouldn't want my kids to hear this song. :???:|
|Red House Painters - Grace Cathedral Park|
(Jun 23, 2003 - 13:23)
Us RHP fans just know that most of the RP audience will really dig RHP, and this is (IMHO) the best of the older work.
Great addition to the library.
|Patsy Cline - Crazy|
(Jun 16, 2003 - 07:29)
|Dig that 8.8 rating!
Great to see that appreciation of Patsy Cline is so strong on R.P.
|Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries|
(May 27, 2003 - 11:06)
|What's amazing about this tune is that there are no overdubs.
This song is up there with Embyonic Journey as two of the great acoustic guitar pieces of all time.
|Rush - Subdivisions|
(May 27, 2003 - 10:39)
|Okay sometimes this station makes me wonder... Bill turns down great songs I've uploaded from folks like Richard Thompson and Luka Bloom, but crap like this makes it on the "airwaves".
|Indigo Girls - Least Complicated|
(May 27, 2003 - 08:27)
|I'm not anti-IG, I actually like their sound, it's just that for me a little goes a long way. Basically, too many of their songs sound way too similar.|
|Rolling Stones - Wild Horses|
(May 24, 2003 - 17:45)
|It's great to see that for once, everyone's in agreement on this song. I'll honor the song with my first use of an emoticon here on R.P.
|The Edge (w/ Sinéad O'Connor) - Heroine|
(May 24, 2003 - 12:43)
|I've always loved this tune featuring a young and then un-recorded Sinead. I bought the L.P. for this song, but the whole (otherwise instrumental) soundtrack is wonderful.|
|Van Morrison - I've Been Working|
(May 24, 2003 - 12:03)
|Great Van song from one his great periods. Love those horns and Jack Schroer alto sax. But the version of the song from Van's 1974's live album "It's Too Late to Stop Now" is THE version of this tune!|
|Neil Finn - Turn and Run|
(May 24, 2003 - 11:28)
|A beautiful song from my top album of 2002. Neil Finn fans might want to pick up the earlier version of the album called One Nil - One Nil was released everywhere in the world execpt for the U.S. By the time Neil had a U.S. deal, he had added a few songs and remixed others and renamed the album One All.|
|Bob Dylan - Forever Young|
(May 13, 2003 - 14:14)
|The song is one of the all-time great songs, but like so many other Dylan tunes, I prefer the song when I hear others sing it instead. The version from The Band's Last Waltz and The Pretenders versions spring to mind.|
|Dar Williams - Whispering Pines|
(May 05, 2003 - 06:15)
|I first heard this song when the ledgendary Vin Sclesa played it on his Saturday evening show on WFUV (Fordham University, Bronx, NY) back in November and I was totally captivated. Vin said he was so moved by hearing the song while driving to the studio that he had to pull the car over...
A cover of the stunning song by The Band, it sounds unlike anything else Dar has ever done before. In fact, her new husband asked her about recording one of his favorite songs and this is the one he chose
|Dar Williams - The World's Not Falling Apart|
(Apr 22, 2003 - 18:42)
Originally Posted by tomgull99:
Please stop, this, is, CRAP.
Can't you at least come up with something more interesting to say other than it's crap? At least be creative enough to say why you don't like it.
|Richard Thompson - Razor Dance|
(Mar 13, 2003 - 07:43)
|As a big Richard Thompson fan I agree with a lot of the comments here that this is not really the best song to introduce new listeners to Richard. I understand why a lot of peole have reacted with a "so what?". There's just so much great Richard material from the past 30 years that it's ashame that people might write him off because this song is not among his best work.|
|Heart - Crazy On You|
(Feb 12, 2003 - 12:50)
|I hated this song when it was new, and time's done nothing for it in my opinion. I can (barely) deal with the whole "weren't the 70's great" aspect to Radio Paradise, but not this song.|
|The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong|
(Jan 22, 2003 - 12:31)
|I don't know why folks are so down on this song. I love The Pretenders and although I'm the first to admit this song doesn't have the ususal Chrissy edge to it, it sure is a sweet little song with a great beat. Some great lines in there too like:
don't get me wrong
if I come and go like fashion
|Genesis - Follow You, Follow Me|
(Jan 20, 2003 - 09:58)
|This song sounds *so* cheesy. But the version by Red House Painters is amazing. Mark Kozelek of RHP has an amazing knack of turning 70's pop tunes into heartbreaking love songs.|
|Santana - Samba Pa Ti|
(Jan 08, 2003 - 05:54)
|A great song, but the live version on Lotus (the recently released live Japanese album) is the version to listen to.
Carlos is not only one of our greatest guitarists, but he's a sage as well.
|Greg Brown - Not High|
(Jan 06, 2003 - 12:48)
|Greg's a huge fan of Van Morrison. You can really hear it in this song. I think he intentionally did pulled "a Van" at the end.|
|Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey|
(Dec 30, 2002 - 05:44)
|There was a great piece/ interview with Hot Tuna on NPR's Morning Edition last week (Dec 26th 2002). You can hear the broadcast if you http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/me/20021226.me.12.ram|
|Pieta Brown - Lullaby|
(Dec 28, 2002 - 10:05)
|A gentle little song with soul and Bo Ramsey's (who also plays with papa Greg and Lucinda)guitar is amazing.|
|Nick Drake - Hazey Jane|
(Dec 28, 2002 - 10:00)
|This and "Northern Sky" are my two favorite Nick Drake tunes, and this album is one of my all-time favorites. As a Nick Drake fan for the past 20+ years, it's strange to see him getting all this attention when his albums have sat in obscurity for so long. I hope the royalties from the sales of his albums are helping his parents in their old age...|
|World Party - God On My Side|
(Dec 28, 2002 - 09:53)
|A good, not great song, and not the best song on the album, but Goodbye Jumbo is on my all-time top-ten list.|
|Acoustic Alchemy - Santa Cafe|
(Nov 13, 2002 - 12:33)
|I agree with everyone elses comments, there is nothing remarkable or overly interesting about this piece. It's "nice" and that's about it.|
|Van Morrison - I'm Not Feeling It Anymore|
(Oct 21, 2002 - 13:28)
|I stopped buying Van when this album came out. Minus one or two, I have everything he did from Astral Weeks on, but by the time Hymns to the Silence came out, he seemed to be going through the motions. It's too bad because he's one of my alltime favorites, but (In my opinion) he's missing the soul he used to have.
I used go see him in concert every time I got the chance and it was always a mystical experience. The last time I saw him (back in '99) it was like watching a lounge act. Seems like became a parody of himself.
|Bob Dylan - Forever Young|
(Oct 21, 2002 - 12:58)
|Dylan is Dylan, he'll never be a great singer in the traditional sense of the word, but there's so much more than "good" singing that makes a song. Great lyrics sung with great passion and soul don't require a great voice.
That said, Dylan's live version from The Band's "Last Waltz" takes what's great about this song and adds tons more energy and spirit to it.
|Solas - Dignity|
(Oct 21, 2002 - 12:52)
|Okay song interpretation, but there is so much great modern Celtic music out there and to my ears, this ain't it. I don't think this tune is in any way indicative of the quality of recent trad/modern Irish bands.|
|The Pretenders - Sense of Purpose|
(Oct 04, 2002 - 10:15)
|I agree with the prior comment, this whole album is great - Acoustic Pretenders backed by a wonderful string quartet. But this tune is far from the strongest on the album. Why not play "Revolution" or "Back on the Chaingang", which despite the rocking nature of the original, works perfectly with the string quartet.|
|Frank Sinatra - That's Life|
(Sep 13, 2002 - 13:15)
|Personally I think that Frank is the greatest American vocalist of the last century. I love his music, but given the mix of tunes on here, it seems there are much better Frank tunes that listeners would enjoy more. Forget the later Vegas years like this tune, how about classic Nelson Riddle stuff like "Softly as I Leave You", In The Wee Small Hours" or my favorite "I've Got You Under My Skin". Playing this tune as a representation of Frank is like playing Flaming Pie as a representation of Paul McCartney's career.
Just my two cents.
|The Cars - All Mixed Up|
(Sep 13, 2002 - 08:42)
|Okay, good tune, but the version by Red House Painters blows this one out of the water. How come there isn't more RHP on here? Mark Kozelek is a master at doing covers of 70'a tunes. Follow You, Follow Me (Genesis) Around and Around (John Denver) an 11 minute version of Silly Love Songs, and not to mention an album of AC/DC covers played slowly and beautifully on acoustic guitars. Mark makes "Love at First Feel" sound as if it really was a love song.|
|Suzanne Vega - Gypsy|
(Sep 06, 2002 - 07:10)
|I haven't heard this in years. It makes me think about how much has changed for female singer/songwriters since the mid 80's when this album came out and signaled the assent of the women in the songwriting world.|
|Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel No. 2|
(Aug 28, 2002 - 09:21)
|1st time I heard it -it was fine.
2nd time - okay, heard it already.
3rd - 40th times - Please Bill, stop playing this song OVER AND OVER!
There is too much great music out there to play some of these songs every day or so.
|Ferron - The Cart|
(Aug 26, 2002 - 13:41)
|Ferron is one of the great singer/songwriters of the past 30 years, too bad she never got the acceptance she deserved.
BTW, a double album retrospective came out in 2000 called "Impressionistic". It has tracks from all her albums. Her old catalog is out of print, so this CD is the only place you can get most of those tunes.
|Bruce Springsteen - Growin' Up|
(Aug 26, 2002 - 12:05)
|Loved this song when I was a teen. I've never heard this version before. I'd only heard the band version. Great tune.|
|Talking Heads - Burning Down The House|
(Aug 22, 2002 - 15:34)
|Love the Talking Heads (especially "Remain In Light"), but this song's never done anything for me. To me it's just a radio-ready single that lacks the drive and intellegence that their best works contain.|
|The Beatles - It's All Too Much (remix)|
(Aug 20, 2002 - 13:28)
|This is one of favorite Beatles tunes, and so I'm thrilled to hear it, but I have to say I don't like the remix at all. It's just too strange when you've heard a song over the last 35 years, and then a slightly different version gets released. I don't know how they thought this would enhance the original.|
|Led Zeppelin - Down By the Seaside|
(Aug 20, 2002 - 13:09)
|I could never find a way to like Led Zeppelin. When I was a kid in the 70's they struck me as, well... evil.
Kashmir, god, that song used to give me the heebie-jeebies.
Anyone who's ever heard the story about John Paul Jones and the band's manager trying to rip out the eyes of one of promoter Bill Graham's stagehands will know just what puts me off about this band.
|Santana - Soul Sacrifice|
(Aug 19, 2002 - 12:20)
|This song was one THE highlights of the Woodstock Movie/Soundtrack (sorry, wasn't there in person). Watching 17 year old drummer Michael Shrieve was worth the price of admission alone. The studio version is good but doesn't come close to matching the energy of the Woodstock version.|
|Van Morrison - Into The Mystic|
(Aug 16, 2002 - 13:14)
|Yeah, I love this song. How can you not. BUT, once a week is too much to hear it. I'd prefer if the popular songs are recycled less often.|
|Yo La Tengo - Our Way to Fall|
(Aug 16, 2002 - 12:52)
|The story of Ira meeting Georgia. A wonderful love song. Can't ever get too much Yo La Tengo. How about playing Tom Courtney some time?|
|Nick Drake - From The Morning|
(Aug 13, 2002 - 10:48)
|I loved that for this, the last tune on his last album, he chose to close with such a positive view.
I'm sorry I'd ever heard those last 4 songs (Rider on the Wheel, Black Eyed Dog, Hanging on a Star and Voice from the Mountain) that he recorded after Pink Moon - they were just too painful.
I wish this tune was the last song he left us with.
|Peter Bruntnell - Shot From A Spring|
(Aug 12, 2002 - 11:49)
|Beautiful song. Never heard of him before, but I'll make sure I learn more about him.
At first I thought at first it was something new from World Party.
|Beth Orton - Concrete Sky|
(Aug 07, 2002 - 09:48)
|Actually, that's one of the things I like about Beth, she does make some pop music, but (at least in my opinion) there are three different Beth Ortons:
The Ben Watt produced Pop writer
The Chemical Bros./William Orbit trance writer
and the Sandy Denny-like sad/introspective Beth Orton.
I actually tend to like version number 3 the best, and frankly I'm impressed that given all the hype she got since "Central Reservation", that she continued to produce all three aspects of her music. It would have been easy for her to go the pop route.
Originally Posted by Nikk0:
Not bad, though it has a mellower, poppier sound that her previous efforts.
|Tears for Fears - Shout|
(Aug 06, 2002 - 12:52)
|This is a band I can do without! They were on last night too. I'm scared someone might hear these guys coming over my speakers...|
|Sinead Lohan - No Mermaid|
(Aug 05, 2002 - 17:23)
|I thought that some of you guys might be interested to know that both of Sinead Lohan's albums can be downloaded with an E-music subscription. $15.98 a month and you can download (and burn) as much as you want. The catalog is amazing. It's mostly Indie stuff, but Universal is beginning to post back catalog as well.
|Coldplay - Spies|
(Aug 05, 2002 - 17:10)
|A wonderful song from a wonderful album. I'm interested to see what their sophomore effort (due later this month) will be like.|
|R.E.M. - Fall On Me|
(Aug 05, 2002 - 12:41)
|Perhaps the best of all R.E.M. songs (IMHO). "Cry, Cry, Cry" does a great cover of this wonderful song|
|Philip Glass - Opening|
(Aug 05, 2002 - 08:24)
|A stunning piece. I'd love more classical in the mix. How about featuring some Vaughan Williams sometime?|
|Yes - Roundabout|
(Aug 05, 2002 - 08:01)
|Holy Moly - I haven't heard this song in many, many years. I'm tempted to break out the bong and listen on the headphones.|