|Supertramp - School|
(Jan 31, 2013 - 11:40)
|"...it stands head and shoulders above their later work..."|
Well said, Bill, well said.
|Michael Penn - No Myth|
(Apr 18, 2012 - 08:52)
|This was so overplayed on commercial rotation when it was released, and even for years afterwards. Not having heard this version in a while, it did get my foot tapping. |
|Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata|
(Mar 08, 2012 - 08:10)
If everybody stopped and listened to this song once a day, the world would be a better place.
I second that!
That sentiment makes me think of the scene in "The Pianist" when Szpilman is forced to play Chopin for the German officer:
|Genesis - Mad Man Moon|
(Mar 08, 2012 - 07:49)
| bytheway wrote:|
I think a lot of these prog rock songs from the 70s were really meant to be heard in the context of the entire record, whether or not they were really thought of as "concept albums." Still, good to hear.
This is a great point. I have no doubt this is why I have trouble wrapping my head around the idea of buying individual songs.
|Blaudzun - We Both Know|
(Mar 06, 2012 - 04:29)
|I only just caught the end of that song. Stomping and whistling. There's clapping in "Flame on My Head", right? There's certainly nothing new about using "natural" musical instruments in song. It's a nice to hear it being used. I'm willing to give it another listen when it comes around again. |
|Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing|
(Feb 29, 2012 - 14:05)
|Saw them play in a university basketball arena on their first U.S. tour in '78. Another walk down memory lane: I always crank up the volume when I hear this. This is keeping me awake to get through the end of the workday Thanks RP.|
|Vast - Thrown Away|
(Feb 27, 2012 - 08:02)
|Did he say "Precious one, you have abandoned me"?|
Is this Gollum rocking out?
|Radar - Sirocco|
(Feb 23, 2012 - 13:54)
|Why didn't this follow Razia Said? Would have been especially good with the nice segue to Siouxsie & the Banshees.|
|Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs|
(Feb 23, 2012 - 08:07)
| Proclivities wrote:|
If you walk into a record store and ask for the latest Robin Trower eight track, the salesperson is going to stare at you as if you just floated out of a flying saucer.
One of my college roommates had this album on reel-to-reel.
|Sivert Høyem - Blown Away|
(Feb 22, 2012 - 05:46)
The cadence of the song and the guitar in background reminds of Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).
|The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again|
(Feb 22, 2012 - 05:10)
| freshfunkmeister wrote:|
It's a shame but every time I hear this song now, I'm reminded of CSI Las Vegas!!
Thankfully my memories have not been tainted.
I can remember sitting in the basement at my friend's house listening to this album (and Tommy), hoping his hot mom or sister would walk through the room. I was only 11, but I was no fool.
|Christy Moore - Delirium Tremens|
(Feb 21, 2012 - 04:56)
|Wait...whao..what happened? Did my music app suddenly switch to the Thistle & Shamrock? |
As always, shaking up the line-up keeps our ears...er..on our..toes.
Nice move, RP.
|Basia Bulat - Go On|
(Feb 20, 2012 - 05:17)
|Perfect. The first coffee of the day was just kicking in, and then this, and I'm ready to get to work. |
|The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)|
(Feb 17, 2012 - 17:12)
| fredriley wrote:|
I don't know about Norwegian wood (is that when Lars gets a stiffie?), so instead here's a nice picture of a Norwegian Blue parrot. And now, thou shalt repeat the sacred Dead Parrot Sketch...
|Cowboy Junkies - Something More Besides You|
(Feb 16, 2012 - 12:47)
|I've always wanted to like the Cowboy Junkies, but have often found the way they mix their songs to be an obstacle. Margo Timmins has such a great voice, but in many songs I've heard they don't push it to the front (so to speak). The lyrics become overrun by the music.|
Or maybe it's just me.
|Le Loup - Morning Song|
(Feb 15, 2012 - 11:22)
| Carl wrote:|
Wow, sounds like Taj Mahal at first!
I was thinking Fleet Foxes...with the edge taken off the vocals.
|KT Tunstall - Lost|
(Feb 14, 2012 - 13:36)
| christopherwoods wrote:|
You may be amused to know that she's recorded a track called Shanty of the Whale (a cappella) which, after a couple of listens, is quite a beautiful, haunting piece of music.
After seeing the post from fredriley I couldn't resist using one of the greatest literary references for everyday speech. I wasn't aware of the "Shanty of the Whale"; thanks for the pointer. I agree with what you say. I'd add that lyrically it's a very smart song. I think she's one those artists who really benefits from songs that push her voice to the front and are stripped down musically. Unfortunately, some of her really smart lyrics get lost, IMHO, with overly-produced, "pop"y releases.
|KT Tunstall - Lost|
(Feb 14, 2012 - 11:49)
| fredriley wrote:|
Substitute "male" for "female" in that sexist rant and see how it reads. If you can't tell one female singer from another you want to get your ears tested. KT Tunstall has a distinctive voice which is easily recognised.
I just noticed your reference to "whaling". Now that's
something I've not come across in song backgrounds before.
Maybe she'll write a song titled, "From hell's heart I stab at thee".
We can only hope.
|The Pierces - Sticks and Stones|
(Feb 09, 2012 - 10:08)
| AndyJ wrote:|
Too much over-thinking...Just ride the radio...and enjoy the ride... Nice set...
Exactly. Sensible people out there in Oregon.
As for the song: I'm amused.
|Soha - C'est bien mieux comme ca|
(Nov 29, 2011 - 08:45)
| hazmuz wrote:|
i also thought it was M.P.
My first thought was, "Is that Amy Winehouse singing in French?"
|Bo Diddley - Aztec|
(Jun 08, 2011 - 09:20)
|Hunh, that's a new on one me. At first I thought it was Dick Dale.|
|Supertramp - School|
(May 11, 2011 - 05:52)
Nice intro to this song this morning. I listened to this album a lot in college. I agree, "Crime of the Century" stands apart from their later albums.
|Mason Williams - Classical Gas|
(Apr 27, 2011 - 05:53)
|Believe it or not, this was the theme music for "Championship Wrestling" on WUAB (Channel 43) in Cleveland in the early 70's. Can't help taking that trip down memory lane every time I hear it.|
|Madonna - Frozen|
(Mar 24, 2011 - 07:30)
| Bear1492 wrote:|
Stopped me in my tracks too... I had to look twice to confirm that someone hadn't changed my streaming audio choice!
Surprisingly appropriate though.
Open minds is what makes RP different and superior.
I did a double-take too. To quote Liz Lemon, "What the what?!?!"
Your comments are spot on.
|John Coltrane - Naima|
(Feb 03, 2011 - 10:07)
|Yes, Bill, that's exactly why I listen to RP. It is the only place you're going hear John Coltrane and Pink Floyd back to back. Thanks you, again.|
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Nov 12, 2010 - 14:22)
|I was having a really sh**y afternoon, and then I heard this. Couldn't help but crack a smile. Thanks Bill.|
|Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street|
(Apr 29, 2010 - 05:47)
I don't have a picture of the car I was driving at the time — a navy blue 1969 VW Beetle — but I was just thinking about cars and driving as well. It's funny, when I hear this song while I'm driving, memories start flooding back. But today, sitting in an office cube, it just ain't the same.
|Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments|
(Apr 23, 2010 - 05:58)
|Wow! Haven't heard this in a very, very long time (no, I didn't hear it the last time it was on RP; I'm talking years since I've heard it). Bill, thanks for the trip down memory lane. |
|The Beatles - Fixing A Hole|
(Apr 19, 2010 - 08:18)
|Having listened to this on vinyl on old crappy phonograph players when it first came out, I just about fell out of my chair today listening to it in digital, with headphones. A whole new listening experience. |
|Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing|
(Dec 08, 2009 - 07:05)
| keller1 wrote:|
Almost any version of this tune is good and this one of course features Gene Krupa. That said, this one starts to drag at around five minutes. The Los Straitjackets version is shorter and has more dynamics.
You should try the live version from 1938. Probably one of the greatest concerts ever of any genre.