Of all time? Or just your time. When you were young and it was new. Enough with touting old crap as genius because it's all you listen to.
The same could be said about new music. Every generation loves the music of their era because it's new and different than what came before and gives them identity and speaks to them. It's "theirs". This doesn't make it genius or crap. Also, anyone who listens to RP by definition can not be accused of narrow listening tastes ("It's all you listen to") Enough with touting old genius as crap because it's old and new genius as crap because it's new. I enjoy the eclectic play list of RP for what it is, musical expression. New or old, genius or crap I believe it all has something to offer. That is why I listen to RP in the first place.
Paul McCartney is Paul McCartney and always has been. I think there is a certain back lash that comes with fame and success. After a while it becomes uncool to like someone that has been around so long. This is a good song and if McCartney was an unkown that was just getting discovered people would be touting an incredible new talent. I think there is a sliding scale when it comes to appreciating talent and it has to do with the exciting feeling of discovering someone or something new and feeling you are part of something new and exciting. You don't get that with older artists. whomhow wrote:
So funny - good (not the best, but still) PM song gets lower rates than most of Wilco, Cracker, Spoon, the Decemberists, the Raconteurs, the Doves, the Shins, Crowded House, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case (and so on) staff! Just think about it!
Ok, this song gets a 1 from me! The "squeaking" midway thru made think that my dog was killing a rabbit in the backyard, and I just pulled a header down the stairs as I was running to the back door! I nearly broke my neck as I fell from the 6th step!
Hey Strat, I like what you said ... good list of great songs .... many are on my iPod also ... and the rest will be soon .... thanks, PK
As with most one-hit wonders, this is really a pretty good song!
A few examples from my iPod's OHW playlist.... Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime The Divinyls - I Touch Myself Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky The Knack - My Sharona The Shocking Blue - Venus Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida The Ides of March - Vehicle
Too bad these artists couldn't deliver the one-two punch.
Anyhoo, back to "The Way".... I love how the bass thunders in on the second verse...
Interesting comments. I find this to be a beautiful piece of music but it sure does generate a lot of hate mail ... It's mood music. I don't think it's meant to be listened to so critically note for note. But as mood music it sure seems to put a lot of people in an angry, pissy mood so maybe it doesn't work as such. As for me, I'm it puts in a good place. It works for me. Funny though ... I can't stand Yani ... go figure ...
I don't understand why this faux composer of (for all intent and purposes) elevator/muzak gets so much play on a station like this. Kind of embarrassing. And btw he couldn't carry Glass or Reich's piss bucket!
I don't understand why this faux critic feels the need to fill the universe with negativity. Thank you for listening ... gotta go ... have to carry ricmo's piss bucket ...
Oh, FFS! Of course it's plagiarism - it's a feckin' mash-up! That's the whole blasted point of mash-ups - you take existing samples and, well, mash them up with other sounds. It's what dub artists have been doing ever since mixing desks became available. And since when has "derivative" been an insult with any meaning? All music is "derivative", even sodding Stockhausen.
Personally, I think that this is the dog's bollox, and is the only time that Johnny Cash rates greater than 3 in my books. An easy 9 from the Nottingham jury.
I don't know about all that but I think the drummer is a little heavy handed, don't you? And who came up with that weird bass line?
God, it's been a hundred years since I've heard this! Takes me back to a quonset hut barracks in a land far away ... and I did love her more than she ever knew. The original BS&T before DCT. Thanks Bill.
I absolutely love Copeland's work with the Police ... awesome drumming! True story: There was a restaurant in West Hollywood I occasionally went to called Oscar's that specialized in British cuisine (if that's not an oxymoron) anyway I took my wife there one evening and the Police with entourage and Miles Copeland head of IRS were there. But that's not the kicker, Perry Farrell, later of Jane's Addiction and Lallapalooza fame, was our waiter! Believe it or don't.
hmmm ... I usually champion cover versions that are done with a different twist on the originals ... but for some reason I am having trouble liking this one ... don't know why ... it just doesn't do it for me ...
Hey FS ... interesting comment concerning JM and MM ... would you care to enlighten someone who doesn't have a clue what you are talking about ... I want to know why MM are clowns, who JM is and how he saved them .... ???
Saw this band at the KROQ Weenie Roast. They headlined and they showed the crowd that they were indeed the headliners. I see a lot of negative comments as usual here on RP. The band was truly great live. Flea is an incredible bass player ... John Frusciante and Chad Smith complete a tight rythem section and John's high harmonies are right on. This band has matured from their early days when they used to play L.A. clubs naked ... well mostly naked. I've seen them boo'd off the stage when they opened for Oingo Boingo back in '84 ... and honestly I wasn't a big fan of theirs back then ... But I'm very impressed with their latest stuff ... it was worth the wait and their live performance is worth the price of a ticket!!!
Can't tell the difference between this song and most songs by the Beetles.
Hi Gryn! Let see ... The Who .. the BeAtles (and it's beatles with and A as in beat) both British invasion bands that had their glory days in the late sixties ... not surprising they sound alike to you ... probably also ... the Kinks, the Animals, Yardbirds, maybe even early Stones etc. etc. etc.... I'm an Old Fart!!!
I believe the word you're looking for is "imitation", and in the music industry I think that leads to getting permission to use the material, paying royalties or, more likely, both. Otherwise it's considered plagiarism and you end up in court just like George Harrison did.
Thanks for correcting me, bb. I did mean to say "imitation". I guess it comes down to whether you think the song was imitation or plagerism ... as we all recognized, it was definitely an imitation of the Beatle's style on "Baby, You're a Rich Man" and "Dear Prudence". Where Harrison got into trouble: "My Sweet Lord" does not stylisticly sound like "He's So Fine", but the chord progression, melody line and even the arrangement (substitute "hare krishna, hare rama" for " do-lang, do-lang, do-lang" in the back-up vocals) is "He's So Fine" with different words. I believe, as the Court did that George didn't do this purposely, it was an honest (subconscious?) mistake, but never the less they had to find for Spector because of the musical mirror image. As far as "Another Thousand Years" goes I thought it to be more of a stylistic "rip-off" if you will and since style can not be copywrited more of a musical nod to Lennon and McCartney than plagerism ... but hey ... what the hell do I know ... maybe this is a matter for "Dewey, Cheatham and Howe, esqs."
I love this song ... this CD and this band ... Can anyone tell me anything about Del Amitri? ie: are they still together ... do they ever tour the U.S. This is an incredible CD ... and an incredible band. I want more ...
You could do worse than being musically influenced by Lennon. Having just recently started looking at the comments section of the RP play list, I find it interesting that many seem to be compelled to make negative comments ... as if doing so somehow makes them "hipper than thou". Making a negative comment is easy, any fool can do it. It does'nt give the critic more artistic sensibility or give the critisism more credibility because the comment is negative. I listen to and support Radio Paradise because of incredible mix of music ... from Apple to Zevon and everything in between. I'm not going to rush out and by every CD I hear, but I am educated and grow musicaly by every selection I listen to. Music is a wonderful gift and there is something to appreciate in almost every offering here on RP.
Having been in the L.A. club scene in the late seventies/early eighties I can testify that the Blasters are the real thing ... picture them in a dark, hot, dirty, gritty night club ... chankin' this stuff out at full volume ... sweat pouring down ... the stench of stale beer and cigarette smoke in the air ...