|Derek and the Dominoes - Layla|
(Jun 14, 2008 - 17:30)
'Classic' rock. Will it ever go away?
Bob Seeger said it best: "Rock'n'Roll never forgets!"
|Foo Fighters - Everlong (acoustic)|
(Jun 14, 2008 - 17:28)
It's tough for them to do a bad version of this song.
Well, they must have worked pretty hard on this one!
|Cowboy Junkies - My Little Basquiat|
(Jun 14, 2008 - 16:16)
Very different, more sinister mood than most CJ I've heard - I like this alot!
I'm confused... I agree that it does have a sinister feel, especially with the face-melting guitar sound, but from the lyrics, it sounds like she's singing about how proud she is of her children... Is that sinister?... This song has me puzzled. it seems all discombobulated.
|Audioslave - Like a Stone|
(Jun 14, 2008 - 15:56)
Hm. I quite like the guitar solo.
Really? I just logged on to complain about how contrived and overproduced it sounded.
|Dire Straits - Walk Of Life|
(Jun 14, 2008 - 15:16)
|Sure, sure, this gets lots of play all the time, but it takes me back to the carefree days of my childhood... it was one of my first favorite songs along with "La Bamba" and Bob Seeger's "Kathmandu" (yes, my folks lived in Ann Arbor in the early 70's)|
|Twinemen - Spinner|
(Jun 06, 2008 - 16:40)
Biography by Jason Birchmeier
Thanks for the background... I don't know why but i always had it in my head that Sandman was the vocalist and sax player... glad to hear that unique growling sax sound hasn't died along with him...
From the ashes of Morphine came Twinemen, a trio also boasting singer/songwriter Laurie Sargent. The vocalist began her career fronting the short-lived mid-'80s act Face to Face before spending a few years as a solo artist in the late '90s. She adds her experience to that of Billy Conway and Dana Colley, the former drummer and saxophonist, respectively, for Morphine, who disbanded in 1999 after the death of vocalist Mark Sandman. The three began performing in the Boston area, maintaining a residency at the Lizard Lounge, before teaming with Hi-N-Dry to release its self-titled debut album in 2002.
|Ben Folds - Annie Waits|
(Jun 06, 2008 - 16:36)
couldn't get past the beat to appreciate the lyrics
Yeah, the synth beat doesn't help this tune at all. I have a bruce hornsby album that is really sweet except for a serious abuse of drum machine... Seems like there are plenty of great drummers out there who would love to break out their sticks. So why do these guys prefer the casio sound? I just don't understand.
|Feist - I Feel It All|
(May 30, 2008 - 14:04)
I need some febreeze to get rid of all your MOM in the air
I'm so glad someone out there thinks that "your Mom" jokes are still funny... takes me back to 7th grade. Come to think of it, that was probably the worst couple of years of my life. So take your mom and shove it.
|K.D. Lang - Hallelujah|
(May 30, 2008 - 13:49)
|"Minor Fourth and a Major Fifth"
i wonder if that progression is in this song... Has anyone figured it out? or is it just a convenient rhyme? Somebody go call Leonard.
|Taj Mahal - Queen Bee|
(May 29, 2008 - 17:04)
Bought Kulanjan with Toumani Diabate - well worth it. Love his voice.
allow me to say that I really enjoy both Taj mahal and the malian stylings of Diabate and his counterparts (such as Ali Farka Toure). However, I really didn't like that particular Kulanjan album... seemed like they didn't put much effort into creating a collaboration of sounds before they went into the studio.
|Béla Fleck - Gravity Wheel|
(May 16, 2008 - 11:07)
Vic lays it down in this one!
Agreed! Vic always lays it down... I've always thought this group should be called Victor Wooten and the Wootones.
|Béla Fleck - Gravity Wheel|
(May 16, 2008 - 11:05)
|Gosh, there sure are a lot of haters out there... I think the Flecktones are an amazing example of musical fusion. Each member of the group is a true virtuoso... including Jeff Coffin on the sax.
It's just too bad that Kenny-G came along and gave the soprano sax (and jazz for that matter) a bad name.
|Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit|
(May 14, 2008 - 11:51)
I don't think I'd go THAT far, but this song is pretty damn amazing...their best, in my opinion.
have you ever heard volunteers? or just the slim pickings that get played on the radio?
|Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit|
(May 14, 2008 - 11:48)
If I didn't ever hear this again, it would be fine with me.
yup, the airplane had so many other great songs which never ever get played... aside from the cultural significance of this one, it's not that special.
|Rilo Kiley - Close Call|
(May 12, 2008 - 14:44)
not bad but the "woo ooo ooo ahh aaa aaa" thing ruins it for me :(
i agree... that was a really annoying way to end a pretty OK song.
|Andrew Bird - Case in Point|
(Apr 07, 2008 - 13:53)
Sorry, I have to agree on the Carbon Neutral thing. It's such a crappy marketing ploy and really turns me off.
marketing ploy? I understand that there is a developing market for trading the right to release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere... but i don't think there are too many large corporations that stand to make a lot of money on it... probably a lot more stand to lose out... so who do you suppose is funding this "crappy marketing ploy"
|Toad The Wet Sprocket - Something's Always Wrong|
(Mar 25, 2008 - 10:34)
Funny, I always thought this was the Gin Blossoms. I've always like to think so because Toad The Wet Sprocket is the stupidest name I have ever heard.
I have always thought of this band as "loathe the wet blanket" - I could say as much for the gin blossoms and Hootie.... never been a fan of this particular corner of alt-pop.
|Bonobo - Nitelight|
(Mar 25, 2008 - 08:58)
bought this album after hearing it on RP!
Me too, I love it!
|Bon Iver - Blindsided|
(Mar 20, 2008 - 12:08)
How could you sleep with all that off-key falsetto going on?
|Breeders - Cannonball|
(Mar 20, 2008 - 11:39)
How is this album? I love this song.....worth buying the album?
I had this album on cassette tape o-so-many years ago... I remember liking it quite a lot, but haven't heard it lately (other than this song). I'd definitely buy it again if I found it in a used CD shop... sure does take me back to the days of grunge rock.
|Sam Roberts - Brother Down|
(Feb 05, 2008 - 14:31)
Got alot of play up near the can-us border over the last year (& LOTS of play in Canada of course...)
Ah Ha! I thought so! I suspected that this guy must be canadian simply by the number of canucks posting on this forum!
|Pearl Jam - Alive|
(Feb 05, 2008 - 13:28)
|One of the top 5 Rock'n'Roll guitar solos ever... imo.|
|Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home|
(Jan 31, 2008 - 10:47)
You just CANNOT put Bob Seeger in the same group with that two meat heads!!
Seeger was a legend!
I can absolutely put those musicians in a group, because they're all rock'n'rollers from Michigan, silly.
But I agree... as far as picking a home-state favorite, I'll go for Bob Seeger every time.
|Jimmy Cliff - Sitting In Limbo|
(Jan 23, 2008 - 14:22)
Really now. I'm not this old. pls2play Chemical Brothers or something please.
Dear miss snotty pants,
I'm not this old either, but thanks to my mother and her record collection, I learned to appreciate the roots of modern music!
|The Beatles - I Am The Walrus|
(Jan 08, 2008 - 15:43)
Sweet string Bill! The Shins...Pixies...and now my fav Beatles tune... 10 10 10!!!
Hmm, same sequence six months later... seems that Bill is recycling some of his set lists. Not that I'm complaining.
|Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus|
(Jan 08, 2008 - 14:08)
i know some people love this music, but it sets my teeth on edge. and it's not the voice, which i sort of like. it's the way he sings, almost like he is trying too hard to sound like an old time real Blues artist. maybe he is an acquired taste.
As far as I can tell, Tom isn't trying to sound like anyone else... He's got one of the most unique sounds i can think of, and it is an acquired taste indeed... but once you acquire it, you'll always appreciate it, like good wine.
|Te Vaka - Te Namo|
(Jan 08, 2008 - 13:34)
A nice track, but i could have done without the children singing to be perfectly honest. Still a nice break from the everyday, though.
Damn african children - can't they just sing in English?
|Rolling Stones - Child of the Moon|
(Jan 07, 2008 - 09:31)
I don't think I have ever heard this. It wasn't on the original album way back when.
I think this tune is attributed to the wrong album... I have "satanic majesties..." and it's definitely not on there, unless there has been some kind of a reissue with bonus tracks... click on the link above and look at the track listing.
|Folk Implosion - Chained to the Moon|
(Jan 07, 2008 - 09:27)
Following The Eels again tonight...
Hmm, it seems that our intrepid RP host consistently plays this song following the Eels... highly significant!!
|Van Morrison - I've Been Working|
(Jan 04, 2008 - 11:29)
|This is great! I know this song from Bob Seeger's "Live Bullet" (a most excellent album, he gives credit to Van for the song)... hadnt' heard Van's version until now.|
|Eels - I Like Birds|
(Jan 03, 2008 - 16:13)
|A very entertaining song... the first time...
I'm afraid if I ever hear it again I might be very annoyed.
|Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man|
(Jan 03, 2008 - 15:39)
your MOM gives me the creeps!!!
FOUL! "Your Mom" jokes are below the belt... you get a red card!
|Django and the Regulars - China|
(Jan 03, 2008 - 10:57)
|repetative and pointless and redundant and repetative and redundant... oh, and did I mention pointless? |
|Miles Davis - Concierto De Aranjuez|
(Jan 03, 2008 - 10:26)
I keep missing this on RP. Which track is this? There are three Concierto De Aranjuez on this disc, Is it Adagio, Part 1 or Part 2?
I believe this is track 1 (adagio). The tracks at the end with suffix Part 1 and Part 2 are bonus tracks/retakes... but if you're planning on downloading it, I strongly recommend you get the entire album, otherwise you will miss out on the full conception of the entire piece. Albums in those days were thought of as a single contiguous piece of art, with the songs selected and performed to work together, especially the work that Miles performed with arranger Gil Evans (see Miles Ahead, Porgy&Bess, Sketches of Spain)... anymore, songs are produced individually for downloading, etc, so albums are often put together hap-hazardly. I'm sad that the album is becoming a lost art form.
|Mose Allison - The Seventh Son|
(Jan 02, 2008 - 16:29)
Whatever happened to this one hit wonder guy. He was really big in the UK back in the 80s, where did he go - perhaps he made enough out of that one hit and 'Rio here I come'! Not bad tune back then!
I didn't realize that he ever had a hit... I always thought he was sort of an underground "jazz sage" The first i ever heard of him was from the Who's cover of Young Man Blues - which is one of the most rock-your-face-off songs ever.
|Tom Waits - Step Right Up|
(Jan 02, 2008 - 16:25)
I still don't get this guy...do you have to be high, maybe, to enjoy?
it is definitely an aquired taste, but very tasty indeed... once you get it. I recommend Blue Valentines or Heart of Saturday Night as a good introduction to Tom Waits...
|Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill|
(Jan 02, 2008 - 14:27)
|Seems like i hear this a lot... Maybe it's my local radio station and not RP that plays this song too much... but i'm pretty sick of it.|
|Counting Crows - A Long December|
(Dec 27, 2007 - 13:42)
Nah Nah nah nah nah nah yeaah - please just shut the hell up
You need to look deeper into the chorus of this song to realize lyrical genious. Mr. Durlitz is not meerely singing nah nah nah yeah because he couldn't think of anything clever to say... he is expressing indecision and the quandry of internal self-contradiction. The chorus starts with denial, singing "nah, nah, nah..." followed by subtle acceptance: "yeah"... Then, at the very end of the song, "yeah" is repeated, an affirmation of the solitude and introspective self-exploration that is a long december.
(insert emoticon representing sarcasm here.)
|Andrew Bird - Scythian Empires|
(Dec 27, 2007 - 11:28)
Love the instrumental, the vocals are just puzzling. He sounds like he's mumbling the whole song. That's not necessarily bad (I'm a Tom Waits fan, for goodness sake) but it kinda detracts from the song's charm for me.
I agree, especially after his "mysterious production of eggs" album which is brilliant and has some of the most clever lyrics ever... and he follows up with this "armchair" disk, most of which I can't even tell what he's singing.
|Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head|
(Dec 21, 2007 - 14:10)
I can't articulate how sick I am of hearing tracks from this CD.
I actually used to like it.
That's funny... I bought this album a couple of years ago, and i wasn't sure about it at first... but the more i listen to it, the better it gets. I think it's brilliant
|Andrew Bird - Imitosis|
(Dec 21, 2007 - 13:57)
buy this CD ASAP! it's amazing, top to bottom. i can't say enough good things about him!
I agree with all the ravers, Andrew Bird is a brilliant musician... although I must say that his album "mysterious production of eggs" is considerably better than this most recent record...
And I really don't understand all the Sting comparisons, I think this guy is one of a kind!
|Bonobo - Nitelight|
(Oct 26, 2007 - 09:17)
All I ever hear in this song is the "Squeak! .. Squ-Squeak! Squeak! .. Squeak!Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! Squeak!"
The "squeaky straw thingy" is called a "cuica" - a rather unique brazilian percussion instrument used commonly in samba music. check this out for more:
|Astrud Gilberto - Who Needs Forever? (Thievery Corp Remix)|
(Jul 31, 2007 - 15:52)
Stretching my neurons to the limit, I think The Girl From Ipanema was on a bossa nova album headed by Juan Carlos Jobim.
Indeed... Girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim is probably the most popular bossa tune in the universe, and appears on perhaps hundred albums in a hundred different languages. In fact, there is a cafe in the Ipanema district of Rio de Janiero in which AC Jobim purportedly wrote the lyrics on a napkin and the cafe is now named for the song. You can go there and buy a T-shirt.
|Kate Bush - This Woman's Work|
(Jul 18, 2007 - 17:20)
|I'm sure the topical matter of this song is very beautiful and the lyrics are pure poetry and all that... but the music just makes my ears hurt.|
|Joni Mitchell - Carey|
(Jul 12, 2007 - 14:45)
Joni has had some amazing guitarists play on her albums over the years, but to me none was better then Larry Carlton. His playing compliments her voice so well it's sounds like a back-up vocal.
My favorite Jomi Mitchel calaborator is bass virtuoso jaco pastorius - as on the album "hajira" and another album too, I think.
|Hem - Half Acre|
(Jun 27, 2007 - 15:09)
I think all of us 'old schoolers' (that believe licensing songs for comercials is selling out) are just going to have to get use to it. If for nothing else it is a way for a musician to get their music out since commercial radio is so limited; and to make a little money as well. But then again, ever since this has been used in a commercial, I have taken this off my 'CD's to buy' list
If TV commercials have such a negative impact on your ability to enjoy beautiful music, I suggest you stop watching TV... it works for me.
|The Doors - Roadhouse Blues|
(Apr 04, 2005 - 15:12)
|as a bass player, i find this particular tune kinda boring... i hate it when someone starts playing it at a jam session.|
|Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun|
(Apr 04, 2005 - 15:10)
|yeah, this isn't the best song by the femmes,
But everyone must realize that the best thing about this band is the amazing bass work by Brian Richie