|Artie Shaw - Nightmare|
(Oct 21, 2012 - 12:14)
| Proclivities wrote:|
No, it's not "Summertime"; both tunes happen to be in minor keys with similar adornments and turn-arounds though.
Funnily enough, I've just heard it for the first time and, without seeing the title, I thought it might be a particularly dark piece that at least referenced Summertime. And on seeing the title I wondered whether "Nightmare" and "Summertime" was referencing irony/irritation/exasperation at the inordinate numbers of covers of Summertime out there.
|White Town - Your Woman|
(Sep 18, 2012 - 15:31)
|Good gods! The acme of make-a-hit-in-your-bedroom one hit wonders. I've got the single somewhere....|
...And I bet it was a Brit who uploaded this. No, wait, a euro-popster.
|Joe Jackson - Oh Well|
(Aug 10, 2012 - 16:11)
| AliGator wrote:|
I love Joe Jackson. This the first time I've heard this. Where the hell have I been?
Just what I thought. The only trouble is that it's too short as I found it by hitting the PSD button when Bat For Lashes battered my ears, and now she's back, wailing away like a banshee on a reality show.....
|Eileen Ivers - The Rights of Man|
(Feb 26, 2012 - 10:32)
|Damned lightweight dilettantes. Why won't anyone tackle a serious issue these days?|
And yes, I like it very much
|Bon Iver - Holocene|
(Feb 21, 2012 - 14:13)
|Holy Carp! A theme song for the geomorphology thread.|
|Ultravox - Vienna|
(Sep 06, 2011 - 16:58)
|The second single I ever bought. And it was from Woolworths in Totnes.|
The first, if'n you were wondering was Geno by Dexys.
How chuffed was I to get to a gig by Geno Washington and The The Ram Jam Band? Very.
Sorry, rambling a bit there. Happy days.
|Younger Brother - Spinning into Place|
(Aug 11, 2011 - 14:04)
| cyesp wrote:|
If you love Pink Floyd, you will like Spinning into Place by Younger Brother!
Paraphrasing a Starcastle publicity blurb from the 70s, "if you love Yes, you will like Starcastle"
I was just about to say that somebody listened to Dark Side Of The Moon an awful lot during their formative years....
|Oasis - The Nature Of Reality|
(Jul 11, 2011 - 09:43)
|Bombastic turgidity. I've heard more imaginative drumming from the 14 year old kid across the road.|
|Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More|
(Jun 25, 2011 - 13:14)
|Someone described them, I think, as "posh West London Fleet Foxes tribute band". Made me laugh.|
|Paolo Nutini - High Hopes|
(Apr 24, 2011 - 16:26)
|Meh. A good looking bloke with a soulful-ish voice who fills a tee-shirt well with a wodge of record company cash to pay the producer and PR guys.|
If you think he sounds like a gnarled old blues singer, then you really need to get out more.
|Equation - Paper Bag|
(Mar 08, 2011 - 12:57)
| BillG wrote:|
From Devonshire, England actually.
Will look out for these guys.
Oh, and it's "Devon" amongst friends.
And Debun phonetically, if'n you'm lives 'ere.
|Blondie vs. Philip Glass - Heart of Glass|
(Feb 14, 2011 - 12:57)
| ThePoose wrote:|
Reflects her growth and evolution and maturity. Remember Eric's more-recent version of Layla.
She didn't have anything to do with it. It's a mash-up.
|J. Geils Band - Give It To Me|
(Feb 04, 2011 - 15:58)
|I bought this album when I was a snotty young teen because of "Centerfold", but I couldn't afford the latest album.|
Loved it then and still do today, it is what it is. Fun.
|Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody|
(Nov 04, 2010 - 18:27)
No, really, please stop.
It's killing my credibility with my customers.
Well, OK, that's not so hard, but really.
Couldn't you do what you do with Alice's Diner and just play it once a year?
|Kris Delmhorst - Riverwide|
(Oct 28, 2010 - 15:57)
|I'm hearing a lot of Jim White in this. I like it, but I really thought that it was a new JW track.|
|Eagles - Journey Of The Sorcerer|
(Aug 29, 2010 - 10:41)
| Catalytic wrote:|
The violin chorus reminds me of the Red Dwarf theme ...
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy...
|Bonzo Dog Band - The Intro and the Outro|
(Aug 12, 2010 - 16:37)
| AnchorMan wrote:|
Thanks for uploading this. I'd upload "Sir Henry at Rawlinson End" but at 26 minutes it's to long even for RP.
Damn you, you pettifogger. Are you man or mouse! Upload and be damned.
|Radiohead - Creep|
(Jul 08, 2010 - 16:40)
| (5 posts down) Eh? Spam in the comments thread? Is nothing sacred?|
|Lovage - Lifeboat|
(May 15, 2010 - 14:14)
|Good gods, have you seen the price of this album on amazon.co.uk? Sheesh.|
|Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin|
(Mar 06, 2010 - 16:23)
Atlantic/Stax R&B/Soul surely?
Danced my arse off and made a complete tit of myself to this soooo many times in my dim and distant.
|Show of Hands - Roots|
(Feb 21, 2010 - 11:41)
| callum wrote:|
Love this song. And Show of Hands have an amazing live act!
Alright, don't rub it in. I really wanted to get up to Exeter to see them before Chrimbo.
Still, their mate Jenna is playing here next month....
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Aug 26, 2009 - 15:06)
| teapot wrote:|
I love this version of the song so much. And Joe Jackson on it, too. Look for video on YouTube—they perform it together.
Thanks for that! Just such a great cover.
*edit* and Ben Folds
|Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald|
(Aug 20, 2009 - 17:19)
|A track that Tony The Skipper likes to play while we drink too much malt back in his kitchen after the pub. |
He was at sea on bulk carriers at the time, just before the Derbyshire went down. Dangerous shit.
|Po' Girl - Old Mountain Line|
(Aug 19, 2009 - 14:40)
|If you go and see these guys on their UK tour, make sure you catch the support - the Carrivick Sisters are wonderful, and yes I am biased 'cos the girls have just finished a set not half an hour ago here in my pub |
|Sam & Dave - Soul Man|
(Apr 15, 2009 - 16:11)
| JustineFromWyoming wrote:|
How come I always hear "... comin' to ya, in a CASSEROLE"? I guess I'm hungry.
I prefer using cornflower.....
|The Vapors - Turning Japanese|
(Apr 09, 2009 - 16:45)
|Short sharp jangly pop. Proper job.|
*Edit* I was going to add "with a sexual undertone" but I think I covered that with "pop"
|Shantel - Disko Partizani|
(Nov 15, 2008 - 16:47)
Utterly contrived tripe.
You can hear the checklist of ingredients the producer, err, produced for the track from the get-go.
|The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary|
(Oct 31, 2008 - 17:48)
Oh student days.....
An aural madelaine for the thirty/forty-somethings.
....a la recherche du moshes perdu...
|Josh Ritter - Good Man|
(Oct 01, 2008 - 14:44)
|I was expecting Deacon Blue, "A Ship Called Dignity" after that intro.|
|Sting - Desert Rose|
(Sep 21, 2008 - 15:18)
| dmax wrote:|
He's the Ace Face!
A long, long time ago.....And he wasn't allowed anywhere near the soundtrack.
|Erik Satie - Gnossienne No1|
(Sep 20, 2008 - 16:02)
|Errr, I rather think the performing artist is Frank Glazer, and the composer is Erik Satie.....|
Still very pleasant, though.
|Beck - Go It Alone|
(Sep 20, 2008 - 15:08)
| chirpie wrote:|
So much for religious tollerance.
So much for spelling.
|The Band - The Weight (With The Staples)|
(Sep 17, 2008 - 16:55)
| Danimal174 wrote:|
I know this is probably going to draw the wrath of everyone on here, but I've never really cared for this song or understood the appeal of it. I don't think it's bad, per se, but it doesn't blow me away, either. To me, there are so many better songs from that time period that I've never understood why everyone loves this one. Hey, just my opinion...
'Cos it's fun joining in with the harmonies?
|Hank Williams - Ramblin Man|
(Sep 17, 2008 - 16:13)
| What he said. I don't think I've ever heard any Hank Williams before now - heard about him for sure. Good stuff indeed.|
|Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody|
(Sep 11, 2008 - 15:22)
| chucolo wrote:|
Been debating. Should I comment or not. I guess I will. I have....always....hated....this....song. Phew. Now I feel better....
Let it all out. Listen to your inner music lover.
There, feels better doesn't it
|Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah|
(Sep 03, 2008 - 17:06)
| skydreamer wrote:|
dommage qu'il soit parti si jeune!!
le titre est un peu détourné,mais quel hymne à l'amour !!!
Virgin Radio France were big fans in the Bergerac area this July - every two or three bloody hours! And then Feist 10 minutes later.
Talk about over-exposure.
Even my 4 year old daughter got bored of hearing "the Princess Fiona Song"
No word yet on her views about Feist.
|Dada - Dizz Knee Land|
(Aug 13, 2008 - 16:52)
Exo's song of the day...
You read my mind!
|Hoodoo Gurus - Leilani|
(Aug 13, 2008 - 16:42)
..and no mooning before GG!
Meanwhile this appalling sub-Mud/Ant/Sweet dirge drags on, and on, and...Oh thank FSM it's finished.
|SwingSoniq - You Say You Love Me (The Kids Are Krazy)|
(Apr 30, 2008 - 14:46)
|Pleasant tinkling, deriviative and polite. Music taking tea with its Great Aunt. Bone china, pinky raised.
"the kids are krazy".....right
*edit* Thank youfrombrazil. I tend to avoid buying anything from anyone who uses 'k' instead of 'c'. Especially if the it's 'crazy'. These guys tend to be 10 minutes from going bust.
|Bobby Bare Jr. - The Monk At The Disco|
(Mar 05, 2008 - 16:55)
Nope. It's not deliberate, of that I'm certain.
IMO, on some days, B & R probably view the forum as an experiment gone horribly wrong.
|Steely Dan - Deacon Blues|
(Jan 22, 2008 - 18:49)
|Thinking about my 'Desert Island Discs' just the other day. Thought "I need some 'Dan in there"; Aja or Deacon Blue.....?
Still can't decide, although setting an impression of hopeless lack of self-esteem in the face of superficial coolness and all wrapped up in a super-smooth smiley So-Cal production does give 'Deacon Blue' the edge.
One for anyone trying to learn to work a saxophone.
|Pink Martini - Hang On Little Tomato|
(Sep 28, 2007 - 16:45)
|Aaaahhh....Just what the doctor ordered.
If I was the kind of person that would seek therapy (cf. needing therapy) than that little sliver of elegance would have saved me a small fortune.
|Oasis - Who Feels Love|
(Aug 05, 2007 - 09:21)
Hearing Oasis on RP gives me the chance to rate a song poorly and make it look like I don't like "everything".
That said, I'd rather not hear it at all.
Yup. Turgidity squared
|Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street|
(Mar 21, 2007 - 14:16)
I like this but, I think the Foo Fighters do an awsome cover of it. So I gave this one a 6 and the Foo Fighters get a 9.
A cover of this by the Foo Fighters?
This I have to hear.
|Chicago - I'm A Man|
(Feb 25, 2007 - 09:03)
|Cover of, or cover by Spencer Davis Group? Or am I just reminded of early Steve Winwood vocals?|
|Euphoria - Sweet Rain|
(Feb 04, 2007 - 09:56)
The underlying guitar line actually reminds me of a Midnight Oil song . . .
What he said
*edit* Oh, and these guys!
yes, i did heard the song, but cannot remember its title and don't have my cd with me, it is in the 'Beds are burning' album...
I think it was "The Dead Heart" off the Diesel & Dust cd. It's safe to say they "borrowed" the riff from Midnight Oil. Still like the song.
|Crosby Stills & Nash - Suite- Judy Blue Eyes|
(Feb 01, 2007 - 15:15)
Friends of mine saw their concert in Toronto 2 months ago. Paid $275 a ticket for mediocre seats. They said the entire concert was a war protest against Bush. CSNY did mostly stuff from young's new anti war album -- completely depressing and not so relevant since this was Toronto.
As an added bonus Stills has become so fat he had to appear in a moo-moo. Another bonus: He was completely hammered (or high) at one point he fell of his stool and couldn't get up under his own power, stage hands had to help -- this was the only time you saw Neil Young's face from under his wide brimmed hat, he looked at Stills and just shook his head. For a finale, Stills somehow managed to slice his hand open and had to leave the stage, not that he could really play in the first place. They didn't do an encore.
The bottom line, my friends told me, is that they payed an exorbitant amount of money for a poor view of four tired old men trying to recapture something long dead (3 of them anyway, the fourth was just wasted).
The moral: Moo-moos should be banned from public viewing.
A deeply sad story.
|Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Steady State|
(Nov 20, 2006 - 14:43)
I just want to say that this is the best post. Ever. Also, I have become in recent weeks absolutely obsessed with PCO. The music just gets stuck in your head. Someone upload Music for a Found Harmonium. Please! Chunnamark, I'm touched, thank you! I know it's not on quite the same subject, but I got married 3 weeks ago - to Perpetuum mobile (playing in the background, obviously...)
|Nena - 99 Luftballons|
(Nov 12, 2006 - 08:41)
Nena habe ich gern!
Looks like a cold day when this picture was taken - poor dear needs a nice warm cardigan
|Eels - Rags To Rags|
(Oct 09, 2006 - 10:46)
Aaahhh... censored lyrics... sudden vacuum in the music... my ears, it hurts!
Absolutely. Though I'd rather the silence than be Bowdlerised to become '...a freakin thing'. I've said it before - if you're going to swear then bloody well do it properly.
|Hooverphonic - Jackie Cane|
(Oct 02, 2006 - 12:48)
Such a neat song.
The band doesn't really have a strong image though. I checked the website and there is no real branding there at all.
Isn't that a good thing?
|The Cure - The Walk (everything Mix)|
(Sep 11, 2006 - 15:42)
|I recall hurling myself around the union to Cure songs, and can imagine meself doing so to this...although after 16 years....no, I'd still fancy a good hurl). n.b. "union" refers,in the UK, to premises in a college or university run by the Student Union, or the democratically organised entertainment, sporting, leisure and drinking services provided by students for students in a surprisingly well organised fashion.|
|Enya - Storms in Africa|
(Aug 13, 2006 - 14:00)
|Ah, the Enya song. Sometimes it has a different title, and you may even think that it's changed somehow, to sound slightly different, but it's still the same bloody song|
|Kate Bush - The Big Sky|
(Jul 24, 2006 - 05:06)
|'Glory of the 80's' leading into Kate Bush? How utterly appropriate. (And I'm feeling not a little smug at spotting one of those segue thingies)|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)|
(Jul 22, 2006 - 09:14)
Well that explains a lot! An ailing corpse will, by definition, be a bit on the lethargic side.
Oh, I don't know, a copy of 'Release Your Inner Misguided But Not Necessarily Evil Genius', rent the upper rooms of a gothic castle, hire a competant Igor and wait for the next decent (melodramatic) thunderstorm. Simple.
Can't help but agree about the musical lethargy, though. Seems to happen a lot when stadia figure largely in a bands career.
|Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers|
(Jun 23, 2006 - 15:00)
Please don't feed the troll.
Trip-trap trip-trap here come the Billy Goats Gruff...
|The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again|
(Jun 23, 2006 - 14:53)
With so many R&R songs I just cringe when the first few chords sound. Will I ever be able to listen again to these songs that were so burned out by R&R radio? I don't know... I don't listen anymore, but rock radio is STILL playing these old burned out songs over and over and over and over...
I love RP for its variety and pre-screening, but please don't torture me by playing these old songs more than once a year! There's enough of them to do that. Oh well...
Well don't listen to them and get your fix of the quality stuff in carefuly moderated doses from RP - you know it makes sense
|Goldfrapp - Strict Machine|
(May 30, 2006 - 08:33)
|Definately has a Donna Summer / Georgio Moroder produced vibe to it. Damn I'm going to have to have a cold shower now.|
|Prince - When Doves Cry|
(May 27, 2006 - 06:45)
You gotta love a man that can wear lace while riding a motorcycle that's far to big for him and still gets the women! :D
It looks too big, but if I remember the movie the bike was actually a weeny little 50cc like the kids around here ride before they're allowed a proper bike, but with a big fairing on it to make it look big'n'butch - but then given the Purple Pint-sized Pop Idols' diminutive stature it was probably a question of proportion!
|Big Country - The Travelers|
(Apr 26, 2006 - 15:19)
|Trivia time! Pete Wishart, (keyboards) has been in two other bands as far as I know. Runrig was the first, the second is a band called MP4 because he and all the other 3 members are Members of Parliament, Pete being MP for North Tayside (Scottish Nationalist Party if you were wondering...) Off to bed now so that I can resume the search for a life 1st thing in the morning.|
|Ane Brun - This Voice|
(Feb 24, 2006 - 08:21)
|No, I quite like it - female singer/songwriter with euphonium and triangle makes a nice change from the usual female singer/songwriter with guitar combo.|
|Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Steady State|
(Feb 16, 2006 - 08:56)
|Uncanny, played at tea o'clock here in the UK, and I'd just made a brew. Perfect for a contemplative slurp. If only my partner hadn't snaffled the last of the cake. Bugger.|
|Ryan Adams - Easy Plateau|
(Jan 29, 2006 - 09:02)
|Listening to this in the background I got a distinct hint of Elmer Fudd. Or was that just me?
Hey look everyone! a wabbit!
|Aimee Mann - Long Shot|
(Jan 29, 2006 - 05:58)
Yeah, that's one of the things I love about RadioParadise - they let Aimee Mann say that "F" word!!!!! Repeatedly.
This ain't no FM radio - this is the real thing. Soak it up, folks. It won't be long before places like this will be under the gun from the moral dorks who think censorship will solve the world's problems.
Long live RadioParadise.
If she'd bottled it and said 'freakin' it'd be a 1. If you're going to swear, bloody well swear properly.
|Belle and Sebastian - Mornington Crescent|
(Jan 29, 2006 - 04:57)
I saw the title of this song and hoped it would be a tribute to the legendary game on BBC Radio 4's 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue'.
I was wrong.
A great shame. For anyone keen to hear the filthiest innuendo's spoken by an 83 year old trumpet playing, Old Etonian ex-Guardsmen on the BBC check out this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/clue/ Look out for the delightful Samantha, often found sitting on Humph's right hand.
|Split Enz - One Step Ahead|
(Jan 29, 2006 - 03:37)
|Pleasant enough but after Thats Entertainment by The Jam it's just too polite, a bit like a glass of merlot after two pints of lager and a packet of crisps in a dodgy boozer 'sarf' of the river|
|World Party - Hollywood|
(Dec 22, 2005 - 07:41)
I'm enjoying this. Who are these guys?
This might help
Saw them play in '90 on the Goodbye Jumbo tour, wonderful, especially as it was a gig in our student union that we went to with only the vague idea that the lead singer was something to do with Whole of The Moon. A wonderful thing, serendipity.