|Artie Shaw - Mysterioso|
(Apr 04, 2013 - 12:35)
| kingart wrote:|
I hear Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse! ????
Now I have an ear worm, trying to remember where I've heard the tune before.
I hear the "Theme to the Pink Panther." May be Henri Mancini was an Artie Shaw fan?
|Doves - Firesuite|
(Feb 14, 2013 - 14:39)
| jgriffin56 wrote:|
A very nice song to start an incredible album
|Talk Talk - I Believe In You|
(Feb 01, 2013 - 12:00)
|This is one of the albums that makes me thankful for RP. I was just a bit too young to get this when it came out, but after hearing this song I bought the album. It's become one of my absolute all-time favorites. |
|Grizzly Bear - Speak In Rounds|
(Jan 11, 2013 - 12:45)
|Such a great line, "If I draw you upside down, I can't let go. Leaves my mind at ease gives me something to focus on..." Terrific song! Makes me get all air guitar-y. |
|Elton John - Amoreena|
(Dec 08, 2007 - 20:34)
1.) If Bernie Taupin has been married 3 times, how is he gay?
He's been married 4 times.
|The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky|
(Nov 09, 2007 - 13:34)
Derek is the nephew of Butch Trucks one the two orginal drummers for the Allman Bros.Band who were noted by many as America's best rock and roll band in the early 70's. Derek comes from good stock!
You are right, but I think Derek Trucks is now considered a member of the Allman Bros. Band in his own right.
On the album, the songs don't all sound like this, he has a tendency to approach vocals in a variety of ways, but, the overall effect is interesting.
|Gustavo Santaolalla - De Ushuaia a La Quiaca|
(Oct 19, 2007 - 08:23)
Err....well fantastic lovely music. I too saw the film and enjoyed. I realise this is taken from a film based story, but have I missed some history..can ye point me to some evidence of what ye are saying re mass murderer?
Che Guavara was the head of the secret police in Cuba. He got to that position by fervent dedication to the communist cause to the point he was willing to execute his own soldiers--when others such as Castro were hesitant to do so--during the Cuban revolution against Batista. Mass murderer might be a bit of a harsh indictment, but they he definitely developed a comfort level with blood shed, that I found disturbing, when I read a portion of the biography of him entitled, Che.
|Gotye - Puzzle With A Piece Missing|
(Oct 03, 2007 - 15:04)
Please quit playing Gotye until the price of his CD falls. $36 is too high for me baby.
You can buy it from their website for much less than that. gotye.com
|Rodrigo y Gabriela - Stairway to Heaven|
(Feb 25, 2007 - 16:54)
|I like the idea, and I think they are very talented musicians, but I just don't think the arrangement is that great. I like some of RyG's other songs better.|
|Beta Band - Gone|
(Jan 27, 2007 - 13:04)
|Bill, that transition from the Devics Lie to me in this was sweet and silky smooth. You're a genius.|
|Spoon - The Book I Write|
(Dec 01, 2006 - 08:33)
Liked the movie a lot. Silly premise + Will Farrell made me a little apprehensive, but Farrell, Emma Thompson, and - especially - Maggie Gyllenhaal were brilliant, I thought. And the soundtrack was first-rate.
Mmmmmmmmmm. Maggie Gyllenhaal.
|Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned To The Mist & Other Games|
(Oct 20, 2006 - 10:43)
I don't mind advertisers using cool songs in commercials. They want to associate themselves with something that is hip and it gives the artist some money. I cannot stand the fact that these people changed the lyrics of their song to make it a jingle for Outback. That makes you a jingle writer.
Agreed. That grates on my nerves too.
|Beck - Think I'm In Love|
(Oct 13, 2006 - 08:41)
Who said, "Trust the art, not the artist"?
A source of great consolation to me when I realized my heroes are - sigh - only human, after all.
Agreed. Plus, Beck is not obnoxious about being a Scientolgist, as opposed to Tom Cruise. Beck admitted his connection to Scientology only after being questioned about it, and he has not made numerous pompous statements in the press about the superiority of his belief system.
|Paul Simon - Another Galaxy|
(Aug 11, 2006 - 14:36)
Terrible, trite song. Terrible, trite album.
If every copy in the universe suddenly burst into flame it would not be missed.
Time for Paul to give up and retire...
I'd miss it. I've been playing this album quite often since I got it. It's really subtle material, I keep hearing more nuance than the previous listen. But I think at a younger age--when I was full of angst--I would have had a tendency to tune it out. So it goes.
|Paul Simon - Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean|
(Jul 27, 2006 - 12:14)
|I really have enjoyed this album. The lyrics are styled so off-the-cuff, but yet they are thoughtful. This is one of my favorites off the disc. I dunno. "I figure once upon a time I was an ocean...but now I'm a mountain range."
|Zero 7 - Futures|
(Jul 20, 2006 - 09:15)
|I think this is one of the better new albums I've bought this year. |
|Zero 7 - Futures|
(Jul 14, 2006 - 07:28)
how do the others compare to this song? i like it.
I just bought it as well and I think it's their best album yet. If you like this song, you'll like the album.
|Zero 7 - Futures|
(May 17, 2006 - 11:59)
|I'll have to pick this up when it comes out. It sounds really good.|
|Paul Simon - Another Galaxy|
(May 12, 2006 - 13:47)
|This album is a collaboration between Paul Simon and Brian Eno, though it's released as a Paul Simon album|
|Secret Machines - Daddy's In The Doldrums|
(May 05, 2006 - 15:57)
|I like this song, but I've read in Paste and at the AMG that this album as a whole is a let down versus it's predecessor. I have neither albums so I'm just passing along negative criticism about a band I'll probably end up liking. |
|Pearl Jam - Unemployable|
(May 05, 2006 - 13:38)
I love Pearl Jam but I despise avocados. why couldn't they have put a nice butternut squash on the album cover?
|Television - Marquee Moon|
(Apr 17, 2006 - 15:37)
|I always thought this song belonged on the playlist here. I can't believe it was rejected 4 times before it made the grade.|
|Ray Barretto - A Deeper Shade of Soul|
(Mar 31, 2006 - 10:35)
|Wow! I didn't realize the Urban Dance Squad was covering this song when they released their version in the early 1990s. Cool.|
|Supergrass - Run|
(Mar 29, 2006 - 15:25)
I need this album!
It's a really good one. I got to see them open up for Radiohead in support of this album--they are a great live band, too.
|3 Doors Down - Kryptonite|
(Mar 28, 2006 - 13:54)
|I think the rating dropped 0.7 during the course of that song.
I really hope we don't have to suffer through it again here though.
|Spoon - Two Sides/Monsieur Valentine|
(Mar 28, 2006 - 13:04)
|This is a great album. If you like this or any of the other songs RP has been playing from this album, you'll like the whole thing.|
|Josh Ritter - Girl In The War|
(Mar 24, 2006 - 13:11)
|"Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire."
I love that line--it's brilliant. To me, he is inviting someone to consider how what they believe to be good could be evil. What I find amazing, is he communicates a complex idea with such an economy of words. I'm going to run right out an get this when it comes out.
|OK Go - Oh Lately It's So Quiet|
(Feb 15, 2006 - 08:28)
The more of this band I hear, the more I'm diggin' them.
I got this disc, recently, and the more I listen to it, the more I like it.
|The Stone Roses - Love Spreads|
(Feb 14, 2006 - 14:50)
i know i am in the minority here, but i have always preferred this album to their first. great stuff, through and through.
|Brazilian Girls - Homme|
(Jan 17, 2006 - 09:32)
|Everytime this band comes on, I think of that blonde joke with the punchline, "How many is a Brazilian?"|
|Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Oh Well|
(Jan 13, 2006 - 09:33)
I had to use Linux to get the copy -- in Windows it totally messed my Sound Forge, and I could not copy tracks even from other disks, afteer trying to do this disk. I had to manually edit my Registry to remove all keys that mentioned MediaMax... I hope that it is gone from my system -- I certainly don't want any root kits on my computer!
I hope the records company and artists feel like it managed it's digital rights well with this CD, because I will not be purchasing this CD due to the software Neil mentions here. I will also not be purchasing My Morning Jacket's new CD or BRMC's new CD. All three are CDs I would have bought absent the software. As an alternative I will spend the money I would have used on these CDs to buy other record companies CDs that don't use DRM software.
|Led Zeppelin - South Bound Saurez|
(Dec 20, 2005 - 14:57)
Cool! Haven't heard this in a looong time. Great song.
Me neither. And though it's often referred to as Led Zep not at their best, it really seems to stand out over other songs. Glad to hear it again!
|OK Go - Hello My Treacherous Friends|
(Dec 15, 2005 - 14:23)
Here's the NYT editorial Bill mentioned just now (by the lead singer of OK Go):
He is absolutely right. I can think of several albums that I have not bought because I found out that there is copy-protection so I can't put it on my Ipod. Plus, I avoid buying Sony BMG CDs--as I avoid any company peddling spyware.
|The Dandy Warhols - You Were The Last High|
(Dec 14, 2005 - 09:16)
I need to pick up this CD for two reasons:
1) for the music, obviously
2) to see if the title is the Vonnegut reference I suspect it is
I wondered that myself. According to AMG the album is an homage to Vonnegut's book of short stories.
|Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night|
(Dec 08, 2005 - 07:42)
|His birthday was yesterday. They said on the Writer's on NPR that he didn't know what to do with his life until he was 25. He said he realized he wanted to sing jazz after he read Jack Kerouac's On the Road and heard a jazz musician playing at a local club.|
|Pearl Jam - Bushleaguer|
(Oct 13, 2005 - 14:05)
Bush approval dips below 40 percent
NBC-WSJ poll shows only 28 percent believe U.S. headed in right direction
By Mark Murray
Updated: 9:46 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2005
WASHINGTON - It has been weeks since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast; since gas prices began spiking to record highs; and since Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, held her antiwar vigil outside President Bushs Texas ranch. But, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the fortunes of the Bush administration and the Republican Party have not yet begun to recover.
For the first time in the poll, Bushs approval rating has sunk below 40 percent, while the percentage believing the country is heading in the right direction has dipped below 30 percent. In addition, a sizable plurality prefers a Democratic-controlled Congress, and just 29 percent think Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is qualified to serve on the nations highest court.
|Peter Gabriel - I Grieve|
(Oct 13, 2005 - 12:44)
|I love this song and album increasingly on each listening. PG's sad songs make me happy. I'm not sure if that's morose or not - go figure.|
|John Mellencamp - Stones In My Passway|
(Oct 13, 2005 - 08:39)
sounds like Mr Cougar had 'traveling riverside blues' on his mind when he wrote this one!
John Melloncamp didn't write it, Robert Johnson - who also wrote Traveling Riverside Blues - wrote this song.
|Ray LaMontagne - Shelter|
(Oct 11, 2005 - 18:02)
|I just happen to know if you are a little drunk on a nice wine, on a lake with a great view of the stars, with nothing else remotely resembling civilization closer than half an hour away and hanging out with some good friends and family, this song is a nice touch--just an observation.|
|Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me To The End Of Love|
(Oct 08, 2005 - 09:47)
I would like to comment once again on how forward-thinking I am. I rated this 3 last time to leave myself some room for the inevitable replay. Just now I was able to rate it to 2 to once again express my dislike of this song (more precisely, of the "singing").
Why wouldn't you begin your ranking with a 10 so as to be as forward-thinking as possible? It seems you are robbing yourself of opportunities to downgrade your ranking.
|Roy Rogers - I'm With You|
(Oct 06, 2005 - 21:36)
Is this the REAL Roy Rogers? As in Dale and Trigger?
Nope. It's Roy Rogers as in producer of John Lee Hooker and Ramblin Jack Elliot records. Source
|Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks|
(Sep 20, 2005 - 13:16)
there was a great flood in that area in 1929. the mississippi overflowed like never had before.
According to Wikipedia it was the Great Flood of 1927 and it was the most destructive flood in US history until the flood caused by Hurricane Katrina.
|Aimee Mann - High On Sunday 51|
(Sep 15, 2005 - 09:23)
Discovered her via "Magnolia". And somehow, all her tunes now evoke images from the movie with me. (not necessarly a bad thing: I did like the movie)
P.T. Anderson, the writer-director of Magnolia, penned it as an Homage to Aimee Mann's music. More information
|Little Richard - Tutti Fruiti|
(Aug 26, 2005 - 15:23)
This is the 50s version of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Light fuse, get away.
I never really thought of it that way, but it seems like an accurate way to characterize its context when it was new. I've heard a lot of people - including LR, himself, - make comparisons to Prince. Primarily because, Prince is sexually charged, informed by an African-American musical heritage and exhibiting an opulent, garish appearance. On the point of appearance LR specifically noted that they both wore eye makeup.
|Low - On The Edge Of|
(Aug 26, 2005 - 13:16)
|This song keeps grabbing my attention. I'm surprised to discover from AMG that this band has been around long enough to release 5 studio albums. I think I'll be adding this to my music wishlist. |
|Chemical Brothers - Hold Tight London|
(Aug 19, 2005 - 14:47)
It happened again. Do they repeat playlists at RP?
Sometimes, it depends upon how busy B&R are. They seem to have a proclivity for putting certain songs together too. Still, even if you hear some playlists repeat, it doesn't ever get stale, IMHO.
|Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free|
(Aug 19, 2005 - 12:02)
|A great speech backed by marginal music. All message, no content.
I dare anyone to claim it's a Kurt Vonnegut speech.
|Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind|
(Aug 05, 2005 - 15:04)
Can't believe how many people miss the point of this song because they are too wrapped up in Dylan's voice. Although, I think that's the point. This is Dylan in a fit of rage.
Bob Dylan wrote:
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth,
Blowing down the backroads headin' south.
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
You're an idiot, babe.
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.
|Ian Brown - Keep What Ya Got|
(Jul 08, 2005 - 13:10)
Hmmm... don't want to sound all defensive, but...
I like the frequency you play songs, Bill, even the songs I don't like.
I'm a former Stone Roses fan, but these new Ian Brown songs have really grown on me. I may have to pick this one up.
|Ryan Adams - Let it Ride|
(Jul 08, 2005 - 08:12)
Without having read the lyrics, they struck me as clever. "I'm never ready to go." I like.
This is the only Ryan Adams album I have, but I found his lyrics, on the whole, to be well considered.
|Doves - Almost Forgot Myself|
(Jun 23, 2005 - 06:27)
Okay. I dig this. Is the rest of the album good as well?
IMHO, yes. It has some quiet, solemn moments as well.
|The Wallflowers - The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere|
(May 12, 2005 - 14:42)
|Interesting, AMG rated the follow-up to Bring Down the Horse, an album entitled Breach, higher than its predecessor. I liked Bring Down the Horse, but I didn't realize they had released other material. |
|Doves - Snowden|
(Apr 28, 2005 - 14:42)
Maybe it's the theremin. It makes that ghosty sound.
It's not just the theremin because I was thinking of the whole album not just this song. The "Shadows of Salford" also gives me a strong Film Noir vibe as does the album art which seems inspired by black & white expressionist design. Film Noir came out of expressionism. I think the album gives me that feel not just because of the aural textures which hint at a nostalgia for the 20th century, but also the psychological nature of lyrics in their dealing with love and violence. A lot of these elements were present in Film Noir including love, psychological examination and a violent past or present.
|Wilco - War On War|
(Apr 28, 2005 - 14:19)
|I saw them play this song live last Saturday. It was soooo good like a big, juicy chocolate cake.|
|Halloween Alaska - Call it Clear|
(Apr 28, 2005 - 06:47)
|I love this album. Too bad these guys delayed their second release. They promised it would be out in early 2005 then pushed it back to fall 2005.|
|Wilco - Muzzle of Bees|
(Apr 24, 2005 - 13:49)
Do yourself a favor and see Wilco live anytime you have the chance.
Saw them live just last night. They played this song, too. It was so good. I appreciate their music so much more since I saw them live.
Jeff Tweedy was hilarious. He asked the crowd how many had Being There on vinyl. Then he said they were only going to release in vinyl from now on, then he corrected himself and said they were only going to release as sheet music from now on and chided, "No copying!"
|Quetzal - Planta De Los Pies|
(Apr 22, 2005 - 10:51)
|When I first started listening to RP, I thought Bill was playing a practical joke when he played songs like this. Now, I'm so accustomed to hearing songs not in english and representative of views outside my own. I think it's had the effect of adjusting my bar for what is good music which is a positive change.
Just thought I'd share that.
|Alannah Myles - Black Velvet|
(Apr 11, 2005 - 16:04)
|She played at the first concert I ever went to, opening up for Robert Plant in support of his Manic Nirvana album. I guess I like it just for that.|
|Doves - Walk In Fire|
(Apr 01, 2005 - 08:46)
Ditto. Already tempted to say I like it more than Last Broadcast, which I think is an outstanding album.
I think the songs on this album are a lot more subtle than The Last Broadcast, which I would attribute to the songsmithy functioning at a higher bar. The band should be getting better at their style, so they should produce a better album.
I loved The Last Broadcast and Lost Souls - they are amongst my favorite albums of all time. This album reminds me more and more of Lost Souls. IMO, they took a very minimal approach to the guitar work, it sort of takes a backseat to the overall conception of the songs. The minimalist approach goes against my expectations based on what they have done previously.
I love it when a band tries to throw off their fanbase a little.
|Doves - Walk In Fire|
(Mar 29, 2005 - 13:43)
One of the better tracks on the album, I think, though nothing hits me as outstanding yet. I'll give the CD a few more runs through on the drive to work, just in case there's something in there. Maybe Snowden?...
I took me a few times through to absorb, but the more I listen to this album the more I hear. This song is definately one of my favorites, and I dig "Snowden," as well. I would add that "Almost Forgot Myself" is really great tune.
|Turin Brakes - Pain Killer (Summer Rain)|
(Mar 24, 2005 - 12:02)
|I wonder if the "take the pain killer/cycle on your bicycle" line is a reference to Albert Hofmann's bicycle trip after the accidental discovery of LSD?|
|Beck - Earthquake Weather|
(Mar 21, 2005 - 10:38)
|I'm so glad Beck is channeling the muse from the Odelay days.
I might actually wait at the record store door to make this purchase. Too cool.
"Rockin' the plastic like a man from the Catskills"
|Beck - Go It Alone|
(Mar 18, 2005 - 11:57)
Not bad, not bad. But I have GOTS ta hear "Earthquake Weather" again RIGHT DAMN NOW!
That has caught my ear a number of times too. I can't wait to hear the new album. =P~
|Doves - Snowden|
(Mar 10, 2005 - 13:34)
|Something about the songs on this album remind me of film noir. |
|Ismael Lo - Tajabone|
(Mar 03, 2005 - 15:40)
That song is in "All about my mother", the film by Pedro Almodovar.
I listen to it now and it takes me to the touching atmosphere of that movie.
Great song and beautiful movie.
I just watched that movie a couple of weeks ago and recognized this song when it played in the movie. I have been waiting for it to come on RP since then so I could find out what it was called.
It was a beautiful movie.
|Bob Dylan - Most of the Time|
(Feb 25, 2005 - 06:51)
It's an outstanding CD.
I totally agree. The Man in the Long Black Coat is another forgotten jewel on the album.
|Pixies - Where Is My Mind|
(Feb 24, 2005 - 15:39)
Best comeback, ever! Anyone catch them on their tour?
I saw them. The Killers opened up. It was a good show, my ears rang for 3 days.
|Screaming Trees - More or Less|
(Feb 11, 2005 - 14:36)
ripoff of that 60's song "goiong to san francisco?"
For some reason I don't think it's really a rip off, but I hear the similarity. I still think it's a great song.
|Stereophonics - Dakota|
(Jan 28, 2005 - 07:26)
oh my god
now I like it
what is happening to me? ;-)
I bought their last album, You Gotta Go There to Come Back. I really liked it most of it, but it's not the greatest album I ever bought. However, it's fun. Despite the fact that they really don't expand my understanding of music in any way, I just have a blast when I'm listening to that album. There is one song, that is my one of my favorites on the album, where he rhymes "time" with "time" at the end of each line within the verse. It's not intellectual, just fun.
|Beck - Loser|
(Jan 07, 2005 - 14:51)
|I just realized the beat in this song is the same as "Pepper" by The Butthole Surfers. Weird.|
|Emmerhoff - This Summer's Done|
(Dec 02, 2004 - 13:02)
|Haven't heard this in awhile. Good Song. I like it when Bill mines the deep portions of the RP vault.|
|Björk - Unison|
(Dec 01, 2004 - 09:50)
if bjork and thom yorke got married, they would be bjork yorke
I know just what I'd get 'em for a wedding present.
Yup, a fork.
But, I believe the proper pronunciation of her name rhymes with jerk.
|David Byrne - Glass, Concrete & Stone|
(Nov 11, 2004 - 16:40)
|This song is what is being played at the end of "The Station Agent." I thought that was an interesting movie and this song suits the movie well.|
|The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It|
(Nov 08, 2004 - 09:17)
|I saw these guys open up for the Pixies. They did alright. The drummer was pretty good, but the whole time he was on stage, he reminded me of Mary's brother from There's Something about Mary. I can't explain it any better other than to say, it would not be difficult to imagine him tearing through the crowd repeating, "beans and franks, beans and franks, beans and franks..." |
|My Morning Jacket - Golden|
(Nov 05, 2004 - 08:43)
|Last night, I had a very gratifying experience which is directly related to RP's influence on my musical tastes. I was out at a bar which has a juke box through which you can download a broad array of songs. I downloaded a My Morning Jacket song, which immediately began to play. This guy comes up to me and say, "Hey, do you know what song that is? That is a really awesome song!" I said, "Yeah, it is a great song, that is My Morning Jacket." He was like "WOW! I haven't heard anything that good in a long time, My Morning Jacket, I'll remember that." About then this other guy, standing behind says as he offers a high five, "Right on, man, My Morning Jacket, see them live if you get a chance."
I might not have ever heard of My Morning Jacket if not for RP and neither would the first guy who asked me what song it was. Thanks RP for broadening our musical horizons.
|Bob Dylan - It Takes a Lot to Laugh...|
(Nov 04, 2004 - 06:39)
|This is one of those albums I wish I could listen to again, like I did the first time. This is one of the songs that made me a Dylan fan.|
|The Thrills - Big Sur|
(Oct 18, 2004 - 09:21)
|I saw these guys open up for the Pixies, last night. They sound pretty good live.|
|Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited|
(Oct 13, 2004 - 14:28)
Anyone else think Dylan was the first rapper? (pimp) He has written some really great songs. I think I could probably count them on one hand, though. He also has written many, many, mediocre songs, and some very stinky/bad ("s/b") songs. This one, I think falls somewhere on the cusp of mediocre and leans toward s/b. Umm.. that whistle...
oooo... just pushed it over into the s/b category.
I've heard it argued that Dylan's "talking blues" were early rap lyrics, because they were composed spontaneously like rap. However, I've heard other arguments for early rappers as to the Beatles and Johnny Cash.
|David Byrne - Tiny Apocalypse|
(Oct 01, 2004 - 10:43)
|Seems like this should be the voting public's theme song for the day after the Presidential debates.|
|The Beatles - Savoy Truffle|
(Sep 24, 2004 - 14:07)
|I always dug this song. One of my favorites from George, but then again most of George's songs are my favorites.|
|Cranberries - Linger|
(Sep 24, 2004 - 11:59)
|I'll never forget this friend of mine in college who was four sheets to the wind and playing this song over and over because of this girl he liked. He was repeating, "I don't understand, do you? Why does she have to let it linger?" like it was bring some new profundity to the lyric in the song.
I'm sure everyone had somesuch moment with this song, but this one brings back some nice memories from innocent days.
|Halloween Alaska - Call it Clear|
(Sep 23, 2004 - 06:53)
|I bought the album, it's really good. All the songs are well crafted by a band intouch with their own talents and instrumental capabilities. The lyrics are at times dark but, more often refreshing and insightful. I'd recommend it to anyone.|
|Cat Stevens - Lady D'Arbanville (Live)|
(Sep 22, 2004 - 15:43)
I HAVEN'T HEARD THIS IN AGES--I LOVE THE CAT MAN! CAN I SAFELY SAY THAT?
Depends, are you talking to the FBI? You may not want to say on airline in flight or at the security check point at the airport.
|Ani Difranco - Little Plastic Castle|
(Sep 19, 2004 - 16:50)
|The last time I heard this song, which is everytime I hear this song; I remember what it means, then I immediately forget.|
|Neville Brothers - With God On Our Side|
(Sep 19, 2004 - 12:04)
I think I like the Joan Baez version better, but this is my favorite anti-war song, so I'm glad to hear this version also.
I'm partial to the Bob Dylan version.
I always thought the lyric about WWI was funny, because the first time anyone tried to explain what started it, I didn't understand.
Bob Dylan wrote:
The First World War, came and it went
The reason for fighting I never did get
|The Shins - Those to Come|
(Sep 10, 2004 - 14:33)
|I saw them live. They play together really well, but song like this highlight the fact that James Mercer writes mosty of their songs. So there are a number of songs where the rest of the band is sitting aside for James to play.|
|Doves - Firesuite|
(Sep 10, 2004 - 13:25)
|Great way to kick off an album, IMHO.
BTW, RichardPrins, I dig your tastes in tunes. Seems like I often find you have given your "smiley stamp of approval" to many of my favorites. Nice to see someone with tastes as broad (and can i say sophisticated without sounding pretentious?) as my own. You da man!
|Tom Waits - Long Way Home|
(Sep 10, 2004 - 12:32)
Listen to his cover of "Waltzing Matilda" and your broken heart may never mend.
He didn't cover "Waltzing Matilda". He wrote Tom Traubert's Blues. The chorus of Tom Traubert's Blues goes, "...you go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda with me..." It's a reference, not a cover.
|Hans Zimmer - You're So Cool|
(Sep 01, 2004 - 15:42)
. . . it's a small world after all, it's a small world after all . . .
wait, isn't has zimmer the one that did the soundtrack to miami vice? =P
I think that was Jan Hammer. Don't ask how I know that.
|Enigma - Principles Of Lust|
(Aug 23, 2004 - 12:05)
Glad to hear someone stand UP for this CD, which was HUGE when it came out. I played it a lot in my home, and everyone who heard it went and bought a copy. All of Enigma's (Cretu's) releases since then have been downhill. His 2003 release... now THAT'S a bore.
14 years ago, this was cutting edge!! And I'm enjoying hearing it again.
Far out dude, who's got tabs?
Harkens me back to a time when I hoped I would never have said anything like "this song was groundbreaking 14 years ago". I still like it though.
|Incubus - Talk Shows On Mute|
(Aug 23, 2004 - 09:35)
funny. For me, his voice is so falsely earnest it makes me want to hit things.
Indeed, another pop band taking themselves way too seriously, IMHO. They give me a "we-decided-to-be-revolutionaries-because-we-thought-it-would-get-us-chicks" feeling. Sadly, it seems to be working.
|The Stone Roses - Love Spreads|
(Aug 19, 2004 - 09:28)
|Alot of people criticise this song for being too repetitive. So be it. So be it. So be it.
I still think the guitar work is incredible.
Supposedly, the inspiration for the lyric, "Let me put you in the picture, let me show what I mean, emesara (?) is my sister, man she's my queen" came from a bar brawl Ian Brown saw. The instigator was a woman who was demonstrating to a guy in the bar who just wasn't getting it, why he shouldn't hit on her girlfriend. It's good fun.
|Fruit Bats - The Little Acorn|
(Aug 18, 2004 - 15:42)
|I'm not sure why, but I like it. Maybe it's the way the beat drawls along, or the child-like lyrics, but for some reason it just seems to be growing on me.|
|Tom Waits - Long Way Home|
(Aug 18, 2004 - 08:02)
I know a large subculture loves Tom Waits, but the poor guy cannot sing. Is his scratchy, raspy voice appealing because it gives people hope that anyone can get a singing contract? Or does it express emotional pain better, for some people, than melodic singing would? I'll give the guy this much, he sounds sincere.
:-k :? :verysorry:
Do you mean a "scratchy, raspy" voice like Louis Armstrong or Jimmy Durante?
I wish I had a scratchy, raspy voice with which to sing.
|Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground|
(Aug 13, 2004 - 12:51)
Red Hot Chili Peppers covered this...SRV covered Superstition.
I heard Anthony Kiedis telling a story that Stevie Wonder really pressured the RHCP's to cover this song. Anthony K. kept telling Stevie he didn't want to cover his song, and finally, in order to get Stevie to lay off, he gave in an they did it. Then it became a hit.
|Rolling Stones - Parachute Woman|
(Aug 12, 2004 - 13:00)
|This whole album is great, but the portion of this of this album beginning with this song, is a great moment in music history.|
|R.E.M. - E-Bow the Letter|
(Aug 10, 2004 - 13:47)
Underrated album. Great song.
I'm too old for these things now, but once in my dark past I would take just about "anything to thin the blood". Anyway, I remember this one substance that left a metallic taste in my mouth, made me slighty paranoid and intensified colors greatly.
|Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl|
(Jul 29, 2004 - 09:23)
glad to finally hear some older Chili Peppers tracks around here. new stuff is ok, but this album was pretty much the Peppers at the top of their game, imho.
I wholeheartedly agree. While I find they have had some good moments, this album is their best work from start to finish.
|Joey Ramone - What A Wonderful World|
(Jul 09, 2004 - 08:21)
Common, why somebody would take such a beautiful song and transform it into something like this?
My rating for this song (one) is more that it deserves!
Just because it's in a different style of music doesn't mean he has lessened the value of the original.
I think it is a cool attitude from someone who is (or was at the time) dying of cancer.
|Marillion - Cannibal Surf Babe|
(Jul 08, 2004 - 16:58)
If you listen to this you will know where Radiohead and Coldplay and all those cool brits got their attitude.
Interesting you should say considering the following.
In 1998, the band returned to the studio to record their tenth album, Radiation. Again changing styles, the effort showed the influences of the Beatles and Radiohead, specifically OK Computer. Marillion.com followed in 1999.
|The Shins - Gone for Good|
(Jul 07, 2004 - 13:19)
Like the Shins songs I've heard on RP so far and would like to hear more. Any suggestions on an album to pick up for someone not familiar with them?
They are both great albums, you won't regret getting either of them. Whichever one you do buy, will make you want the other album.
|Sonic Youth - Superstar|
(Jul 07, 2004 - 08:55)
| Sonic Youth is so cool. Anyone heard their version of the Simpsons theme?|
|David Byrne - Tiny Apocalypse|
(Jun 22, 2004 - 10:01)
Good comment, 999_99_999. But once this is done, is it then a rock album? (By the way, this is a very cool song.)
I find myself having to fight off the urge to give you my SSN.
I spoke a little soon, the album does employ some of the traditional rock instruments, but only minimally. The musicianship on the album is impeccable. In each song, the instruments seem to be chosen with thought given to the impact of the instruments voice on the song. Even though GB has not discarded guitar and bass entirely, he has discarded the traditional structure of a 4 piece rock band.
As to whether the songs are still rock or not, it seems like the attitude is still rock. The songs are in a short, motifed format like rock songs. I feel like GB references the history of rock or, more accurately, punk music, in terms of the audience he seeks. However, the approach is cerebral and non-traditional.
I've really been enjoying it.
|Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Get Down Moses|
(Jun 11, 2004 - 07:58)
What an amazing song, it is certainly up there toghether with the greatest songs recorded by the Clash back in the day. :D
The opening three songs on "Streetcore" is amazing, really blows me away. Coma Girl, Get Down Moses, Long Shadow... amazing stuff.
The world is definitely a more dull and boring place without Joe Strummer's pounding rock'n'roll heart around. :(
I know, I keep wishing I could see this song performed live, but alas.
|David Byrne - Tiny Apocalypse|
(Jun 10, 2004 - 11:33)
I got this album. I haven't fully digested it, but it is different from what I expected. There is hardly any of the traditional rock n' roll instruments. It's almost all strings accompanying some other instrument I typically associate with an orchestra, including a xylophone and what I believe is a probably a piccolo trumpet. Interesting idea, discard the guitar and drums and make a rock album.
|Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua|
(Jun 10, 2004 - 09:40)
|Was "Chautauqua" the name used in Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig for the things one thinks or the way one's mind wanders during long motorcycle rides? I cannot remember how Pirsig spelled that term.|
|Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - Furnace Room Lullaby|
(Jun 09, 2004 - 14:02)
I saw her perform on Austin City Limits a while back...she was fantastic!
I have her latest release...guess I'll be getting this one too. Thanks RP!
I love this album. I will be buying them all, but I'm doing it slowly so I can enjoy each minute.
|Erik Satie - Gnossienne No1|
(Jun 01, 2004 - 15:49)
What's this? Is it music? No techno-babble annoying monotonous drum track? No gratuitously cheery world-beat banalities? No electronic wiz-bang crack your eardrum whistles or sirens? Where's the thumping? What am I to do? Maybe put the headphones back on?
...Thus spoke zarathustra.
|Massive Attack - What Your Soul Sings|
(May 28, 2004 - 16:21)
I'm with you. This album sounds very good, and "What Your Soul Sings" is probably the highlight of it.
|Daniel Lanois - The Maker|
(May 28, 2004 - 11:56)
Amazing song. Very uplifting for me. Good choice!
I always loved the version of this by Willie Nelson. Never heard the original, but I love it.
|Neko Case - Deep Red Bells|
(May 27, 2004 - 16:56)
Up the ante--tell her you'd be glad if she kept her own surname. . .
Are you Kidding? I'd be glad to take hers.
|Alpinestars - Crystal Night|
(May 27, 2004 - 15:20)
Krystalnacht? Alpinestars? Is this song about that infamous night in Germany before WWII when the Jew's shop windows were shattered by the Brownshirts leaving the streets looking as though they were paved with crystal? I'm kinda reading that in the lyric. Somebody please debunk this half-baked theory!
Funny, I was wondering if anybody else caught the "crystalnacht" thing or not.
|Elvis Costello - Spooky Girlfriend|
(May 26, 2004 - 12:34)
Yeah, I love that one too. It is pretty spooky as well.
I still think that this is a great tune.
This is a great tune! But I wonder, is Diana Krall his spooky girlfriend?
|White Stripes - Apple Blossom|
(May 24, 2004 - 09:30)
De Shtyle, It translates literally to The Style according to a Dutch coworker of mine.
Yup, see also, the early 20th century art and architecture movement of the same name. Can anyone say, "Piet Mondrian"?
|Bush - Letting The Cables Sleep|
(May 21, 2004 - 14:15)
Someone wrote this about another of their tunes, but I really do think they use a random word generator for lyrics.
Good album (cd?).
I saw these guys in concert years ago at a small venue. Was a good show til I was pushed out of the room by Gavin's ever expanding ego.
|Lucinda Williams - Hot Blood|
(May 21, 2004 - 08:53)
I thought I liked Lucina Williams' work, but this song convinced me otherwise.
You know, in all the songs I've heard on RP, she does includes a strange thing with her voice that is unnatural, IMAO. It gets on my nerves, even though, I think the music she makes is of a high quality.
|Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again|
(May 20, 2004 - 09:47)
regardless of when this was written has no bearing on the fact that this is crap! political outlets have their merit-however doing it with music takes talent. i may or may not agree with his political view- that' s inmaterial- the song sucks! get over it! and in no way is he a genius!
There is no accounting for taste.
I just think that when Dylan sings...
An' me, I nearly got busted
An' wouldn't it be my luck
To get caught without a ticket
And be discovered beneath a truck
...it is a pretty clever lyric, genius or no. I don't really care who agrees with me though, except, I like talking to those who do, because they are usually my friends.
|Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers|
(May 19, 2004 - 09:20)
So are there any contemporary geniuses? What defines a genius? Is there some standardization we can use?
Must be male.
Must make some mythologized sacrifice for his "vision".
Must demonstate an childhood mastery of his artform.
Must make some effective change to the way the artform is conceptualized through his contribution.
There could be more but it's a start.
I dunno, I think the concept of genius is totally out of date.
|Halloween Alaska - Call it Clear|
(May 11, 2004 - 16:50)
Lately it seems that almost every time I hear a song that I'm enjoying (and don't know right off the bat) and come to check on who it is, it's this band. I'm diggin' them.
This has had that same effect on me. I keep wondering how they got their most unusual name but haven't gathered the motivation to read up on AMG yet.
|David Byrne - Tiny Apocalypse|
(May 11, 2004 - 10:27)
|This song is really growing on me. I have never been a real solid DB fan, but I have always enjoyed what I heard. I'm thinking I'm going to be a DB fan in the near future.|
|Doves - There Goes The Fear|
(May 07, 2004 - 08:50)
Love it... especially the monkey sounds at the end :)
Maybe this is an odd suggestion. The sound to which you refer reminds me of the noise we used to make, as children, with our empty McDonald's drink cups by wiggling the straw around.
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|Pearl Jam - Better Man|
(May 04, 2004 - 11:25)
|Why does every gurl I know swoon when they hear this song about a woman who settled for the safe choice? Ugh!|
|Abaji - Valse Arabe|
(May 03, 2004 - 12:24)
|Seems to me the most unique aspect of this music is the cultural influences from which it draws. His technique with the guitar is masterful.|
|Diana Krall - Black Crow|
(May 03, 2004 - 10:11)
|Diana Krall is very cool. She has a number of other albums, a great voice, and "way" with a piano.|
|White Stripes - We're Going to be Friends|
(Apr 30, 2004 - 10:02)
This is not the Kinks, is it?
Silly me, would have bet the farm. oh, wait we lost it in the 1980's. Nevermind....
That's what I thought at first.
|Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay|
(Apr 30, 2004 - 09:56)
I absolutely don't believe this is Bob Dylan. There is nothing in the vocal that sounds like him, cigarette-effect or not. It has to be some kind of joke...
That's what most people don't understand about Bob Dylan. He has an amazing amount of vocal control and the "other voice" he uses was chosen as part of the effect.
|Ween - Hey There Fancypants|
(Apr 30, 2004 - 09:13)
|I love this album. Great Band. It would be nice to hear "Chocolate Town" on RP too.
Have any other Ween Fans noticed all the songs on Quebec seem to be referencing some sort of chemical dependency? The first song is about snorting speed. "Chocolate Town" is about eating chocolate when you are depressed. "Zoloft" is making fun of people on antidepressants.
|Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe|
(Apr 29, 2004 - 14:51)
|I just read on AMG, Bobbie Gentry Studied philosophy at UCLA before transferring to the Los Angeles Consevatory of Music.
|Yat-Kha - Come Along|
(Apr 28, 2004 - 08:55)
|I mean this as a compliment, but I think George Lucas should have (or should) consult these guys for music in the Star Wars movies. I just think they would work well as a rock group from another planet like Sy Snoodles in Java's Palace or the Bar scene at Mos Eisley.
Have you guys looking for the album tried looking at the AMG website?
|Madrugada - Majesty|
(Apr 27, 2004 - 11:53)
8O ...oh my god; could it be that Brother Bill has found a tune that EVERYONE likes?! How can this be?! "Because he IS the Kwizatz Haderach!"
...let's see if anyone picks up on that one, heh heh... :-k
Dune, the movie. It doesn't really play out in that way in the book. I'm in the middle of God-Emporer of Dune, I know, I'm a dork.
I dig this song as well, seems strange to have so much consensus on a song, I agree.
|Pearl Jam - Of the Girl|
(Apr 27, 2004 - 08:42)
|This song reminds me of another song from the 1970's or early 1980's. But I can't place it.|
|Blur - Out Of Time|
(Apr 22, 2004 - 18:52)
This one is great. Intimate, well recorded and mixed.
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|Television - 1880 Or So|
(Apr 22, 2004 - 15:58)
|I'm so excited to see this band here. We need to get some "Marquee Moon" uploaded.|
|Doves - The Cedar Room|
(Apr 22, 2004 - 15:13)
This sounds a lot like Coldplay. Actually I guess its the other way around.
Both Coldplay and doves sound like The Stone Roses, IMHO. But, doves seem to have more nuance to their songs, than Coldplay, which I appreciate.
|Bob Dylan - Political World|
(Apr 21, 2004 - 15:52)
|I love this album. It has so many great songs on it. Glad RP draws from it regularly. |
|Alanis Morissette - King Of Pain|
(Apr 20, 2004 - 16:03)
|I have to say, I'm impressed by this cover of this song. Nice going Alanis
"Queen of Pain" ? Christ, do we have to PC/LiLithatise every damned thing in this world?
CaptTofu, forgive me for saying so, but this seems to be a sexist comment.