|The Wailin' Jennys - Arlington|
(Nov 01, 2012 - 09:22)
| ycb661 wrote:|
one of few pieces of music that can always bring me to the edge of tears.
Yep. The sound of nails on a chalk board does that to me too.
|SuperHeavy - Mahiya|
(Oct 14, 2012 - 09:20)
|I love the sound of world beats and instruments. Ordinarily I would like something like this but unfortunately, this is a colossal cacophony of wasted talent. |
|Wye Oak - Spiral|
(Oct 11, 2012 - 08:06)
| rockpommel16 wrote:|
....anybody hear yes/j.anderson??......
I had to check my ears twice. Yes. And Anderson.
|Eels - Souljacker|
(Aug 31, 2012 - 11:25)
|Whhhoooohooo - not heard this before! Diggin' it! |
|Big Sugar - All Over Now|
(Aug 12, 2012 - 11:03)
|Loved Big Sugar from the first lick.... |
Saw them live a few times. They gave me tinnitus. Thanks guys. LOL
|Bob Dylan - Desolation Row|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 14:07)
| ziakut wrote:|
It's time to get the runs. Thanks Bob! Man this is a long, painful song. Where's the damn outhouse?
Wait your turn! And BTW - there's no paper in here.
|Lindsey Buckingham - Go Insane|
(Jun 29, 2012 - 08:20)
|Lindsay has always been such an under-appreciated guitarist and songwriter. This version of 'Go Insane' is just beautiful..... *le sigh* |
|Jimi Hendrix - Rainy Day, Dream Away|
(Jun 28, 2012 - 10:52)
| unclehud wrote:|
A sweet little tune that I've never heard. Jimi could play in a variety of styles, and this tune just proves my point. He also had skills with the wah-wah pedal, too.
Friends in my circle don't call it a wah-wah pedal.... its just known as the 'Jimi' . As in 'That was awesome dude! You really wail on that Jimi!'
|Annie Lennox - Don't Let It Bring You Down|
(Jun 21, 2012 - 08:24)
| NeuroGeek wrote:|
Love, love love Annie's voice. So pure, and always on key. She's one of the few female voices I respect and actually enjoy listening to in pop/rock/alternative music. Most others seem to have some sort of weirdly affected tonal quality or are only capable of mastering one or two interval jumps/vocal tricks.
Her voice is capable of some of these 'tricks' due to her age. The body affects a lot of changes as the years pass and some voices get much better with age. As a vocal student and passionate singer, at 42 I can do things with my voice a female vocalist in her 20s could not do.
I can't wait to hear what I sound like in 20 years :)
|Rachid Taha - Barra Barra|
(May 29, 2012 - 06:12)
| scraig wrote:|
Nine Inch Nails in Yiddish. Beautifully eerie.
Agreed. Very dark. But haunting.
|Neil Young - Out On The Weekend|
(May 28, 2012 - 12:16)
| gemtag wrote:|
Neil is the best. He should teach Dylan how to play harmonica.
In 1960, before "Blowin’in the Wind," Bob Dylan was paid $50 for playing the harmonica on a Harry Belafonte album.
I think he was overpaid.
|Neil Young - Out On The Weekend|
(May 28, 2012 - 12:13)
See the lonely boy,
out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay.
Can't relate to joy,
he tries to speak and
Can't begin to say.
|Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs|
(May 28, 2012 - 11:41)
| Alexandra wrote:|
I grew up with Trower playing across the hall—-on my big brother's stereo. Many times, it was just the bass parts I heard playing, as he played along with headphones on.
Grew up with a lot of great sounds floating down from the attic - my brother is also a bassist. At 16 he was crap. Now at 50 he is amazing.
Uriah Heap, Deep Purple, BOC, Zep, Floyd, Grand Funk Railroad. I would sneak into his room and pour over his albums (how I miss double wide album covers). The first album he gave me as a birthday gift, along with his hand-me-down Sears turntable, was Heart's 'Dreamboat Annie' circa 1977. I was 8 years old. To this day I can't help but get transported back to my bedroom with its flowered wallpaper and shag carpet.....
|Deep Purple - Fireball|
(May 28, 2012 - 10:07)
|I love it when Bill gives us a peek into what he listens to when he isn't feeling quite so chill . Rock On! This was a fantastic album! |
Gotta love a Hammond!!
|Ray LaMontagne - Empty|
(May 20, 2012 - 05:43)
|I honestly cannot bear to hear this song any more. Other listeners have commented that it is poignant, expressive and deep. Unfortunately, I can't hear what he is singing about because it sounds like he has run up 20 flights of stairs to tell me something important - then out of breath when he finally delivers the message. |
Sorry, just can't take Ray's style on the whole.
|Leahy - B Minor|
(May 08, 2012 - 13:32)
|I have to laugh when I heard Bill comment on this song. He pointed out that it is a group comprising of eight siblings from the town of Lakefield Ontario. |
Knowing where Lakefield is, its not really a surprise at the musicianship of this group - as there isn't much else to do in Lakefield but fiddle and f@#*
|Jack White - On And On And On|
(Apr 23, 2012 - 12:54)
|I love listening to Jack evolve. He is so expressive and unapologetic in his art. Wonderful stuff. |
|INXS - Don't Change|
(Apr 23, 2012 - 11:33)
|XNXS always strikes a chord with me. It's a time and place thing - you know? Rocked when I was most absorbent musically as a teenager. Now its ingrained now somehow.... |
|Björk - New World|
(Apr 15, 2012 - 10:47)
| Mr_Beanie wrote:|
You either love Bjork's sound, soul and energy, or you don't. I for one love this.
|Gomez - See The World|
(Mar 29, 2012 - 08:39)
|Who else hears 'Wondering Where The Lions Are?' - Bruce Cockburn - in that first refrain? I sure did. Not that it isn't cool :-) |
|The Shins - It's Only Life|
(Mar 28, 2012 - 20:23)
| ziakut wrote:|
I'm going against the grain here. I like this tune! Nice chorus and decent chords and melody.
I wholeheateredly agree.
|The Tragically Hip - Fiddlers Green|
(Mar 27, 2012 - 10:42)
| shawshank wrote:|
What is the song about?
A mother buried her child. the part of a cemetery reserved for the young is often referred to as 'Fiddler's Green' - a passage to a better place.
|Angelo Badalamenti - Dance Of The Dream Man|
(Mar 27, 2012 - 07:17)
| Geecheeboy wrote:|
I picture Don Draper.
Slick cool smoking man, some dark bar draped in red velvet, low light refracting through short glassware filled with ice and bourbon....
|Morcheeba - The Sea|
(Mar 15, 2012 - 11:32)
|Perfect for today. Thinking of my Dad (R.I.P 2010), Bermuda and a home with pink sand. |
|Corey Stevens - Road To Zen|
(Mar 14, 2012 - 13:26)
| Dotman wrote:|
oOOOoooh! Bruce Dylan Cockburn Stevens. How original. Dot
BBwaahhahahaha - spot on Dot!
|Erin McKeown - Blackbirds|
(Mar 09, 2012 - 15:45)
| lsfeder wrote:|
There is so much zeplin in this song it's surprising they haven't been sued yet.
Then Lead Belly would have sued Zepplin. Where would the madness end?
|Cake - Wheels|
(Mar 08, 2012 - 14:17)
|Cake. Such a unique sound. Loved them from the first quirky note I've heard. |
|Leahy - B Minor|
(Feb 08, 2012 - 11:03)
|Ah. Great Eastern Canadian folk music. We (Canadians) as a musical bunch really know how to knee up! Haven't heard this is some time. Thanks Bill for reminding me what is in my stacks of Cds ;)|
This was actually Leahy's first commercial release in 1996.
|Fotheringay - The Way I Feel|
(Jan 27, 2012 - 10:55)
| FooledAgain wrote:|
Never heard it before. And it's aged mighty well!
Maybe because its the year I was born, but I have such an affinity for music from this era. Should have been born in the 50s so I could enjoy it the first time around.
I hope I've aged as well.
|Nirvana - Polly|
(Jan 27, 2012 - 06:25)
| nagsheadlocal wrote:|
Released 20 years ago. Man, that qualifies it for "classic rock" radio formats.
I need a drink . . .
Scotch - two fingers - neat. Cheers.
|Tom Waits - Step Right Up|
(Jan 26, 2012 - 07:34)
|If you think this is difficult to listen to, then consider how difficult it is to play. I am always amazed at how eight notes to an octave can produce as infinite a combination as the mind can conceive and the body can manipulate. |
Is it to everyone's taste? No. But that doesn't necessarily make it crap.
|The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking|
(Jan 23, 2012 - 09:33)
| musickat wrote:|
You all should check out the entire album. I have it on casette tape and have just about worn mine out. Probable the Hip's best.
I would say the album 'Fully Completely' was my favourite Hip release. Its so weird seeing people commenting on this group as though hearing it (as the case may be) for the first time. These guys are established legends in Canada.
|Vienna Teng - Passage|
(Jan 19, 2012 - 06:43)
|Train wreck. But I am compelled to listen. Like it or not, you have to give some kudos to an expression of art that makes you pause. |
|The Raconteurs - Many Shades of Black (w/ Adele)|
(Nov 26, 2011 - 10:11)
|Absolute talent. But one must remember that talent is trained, especially nowadays with a heightened interest in the voice as a musical instrument (ie: Idol contests and the resurgence of Karaoke 'cool'). Voices are such subjective things - someone can have a terrifically trained voice but not appeal to the listener whatsoever. |
Although I love Adele, and as a singer wish I had even an ounce of her ability, I still prefer the straight Raconteurs version of this song. Jack White - being another favourite of mine - simply can't be covered IMHO.
|Band Of Horses - The Funeral|
(Nov 13, 2011 - 09:23)
|Overplayed. Sad considering its RP and there are so many other songs we could hear. Hate it. Droning and depressing. |
|Kasabian - La Fée Verte|
(Oct 27, 2011 - 08:58)
|Have loved Kasabian from my first listen. Oddly enough, my first listen came courtesy of Bill . I am really liking the tracks from this album so far.... |
|Big Sugar - All Hell For A Basement|
(May 10, 2011 - 05:52)
|More Big Sugar? I am a HUGE fan. I have seen them several times in small venues live and they are LOUD! |
Better Get Used to It, Girl Watcher, Kickin' Stones, Round and Round, 100 Cigarettes — all great tracks from an album named HEAT
Diggin' A Hole, Tommy Johnson, Rolling Pin, Opem Up Baby— awesome tracks from the album HEMIVISION
So much to explore with this band. Sometimes a big band swing sound with a little reggae/funk fusion.....
So disappointed they are no longer a group but you can hear Gordie Johnson carry on under the name of GRADY.....
|Rush - The Enemy Within|
(Mar 06, 2011 - 11:21)
|Dude, the handle is perfetto!|
Bliss. I can't decide whether to air-drum, air-bass, or air-guitar.
|Rush - The Enemy Within|
(Mar 06, 2011 - 11:20)
|An awesome track from one of their best albums. Classic. Thanks Bill and Rebecca, you never cease to surprise me with your selections! Six years and counting as an RP enthusiast and supporter! |
|Country Comfort - Waimanalo Blues|
(Feb 01, 2011 - 12:51)
|Bill! What a treasure! My authentic self could live the rest of it's life in a bikini and a sarong with a pineapple drink in my hand! This song just speaks volumes to me! Thank you! |