|INXS - Don't Change|
(Jun 11, 2013 - 08:21)
|I loved this song the very first time I heard it, and I never get sick of it. This is a great album to boot.|
|Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar|
(May 13, 2013 - 17:35)
| Proclivities wrote:|
It's not so much a "cover" as it is a traditional song - probably over 300 years old. In my opinion, Thin Lizzy's version is better than this, as well as The Dubliners' version.
Sure. Split hairs.
|Gary Numan - Cars|
(Oct 30, 2010 - 14:37)
|If this came out today, you'd just call it Interpol|
|Charlie Sexton - Beat's So Lonely|
(Sep 24, 2010 - 12:46)
|It's great to hear something from the 80s that isn't the same recycled crap, or from the tired old canon. This was just a really good power pop song of the time.|
I always thought he looked like the lost Dillon brother.
|Bruce Springsteen - Livin' In The Future|
(May 18, 2009 - 09:39)
|This is more like the E-Street Template than "sound". Springsteen doesn't strike me as the kind of guy that would need to do this kind of thing. It's not like he was in the Eagles or something.|
|Garbage - Bleed Like Me|
(May 04, 2009 - 23:10)
|This is like bad junior high school poetry complete with the self-mutilaiton references. I've like their stuff in the past, but it's getting less interesting. |
|The Jam - Town Called Malice|
(Jan 28, 2009 - 15:47)
|Not complaining, but I think I've heard this song on RP 3 or 4 times in the past couple weeks. I'd love to hear more Paul Weller's solo stuff as well.|
|Feist - Mushaboom|
(Jan 19, 2009 - 14:43)
|She sounds like someone who is working on a Martha Wainwright impression.|
|Snow Patrol - The Lightning Strike|
(Jan 14, 2009 - 13:56)
|I must admit, these guys have been quite prolific over the past few years, two of which have been consumed by this song.|
|The Congos - Congoman|
(Jan 13, 2009 - 12:59)
|You'll get your wish. It evidently doesn't end.|
I dig this rhythm. Seriously, I could listen to this for hours..
|The Clash - Jimmy Jazz|
(Jan 13, 2009 - 11:01)
|I gave it a seven, only because it's not my favorite song on one of my all time favorite albums…and bands.|
|Jackson Browne - That Girl Could Sing|
(Dec 09, 2008 - 13:08)
|Excellent choice to follow that Travis song. If you're going to sing about singing. |
This song reminds me of the biggest crush I ever had, in fifth grade. I could set the clock on my radio to WLS 89 AM because they'd be playing every night when I was going to bed.
|Cold War Kids - I've Seen Enough|
(Dec 01, 2008 - 08:16)
|I get these guys confused with Fall Out Boy. Now that I've heard them, I probably won't make that mistake again. |
|Arctic Monkeys - Do Me A Favour|
(Nov 06, 2008 - 10:18)
|These guys seem like such a novelty act, that I'm not sure why they get played so often here. I found them interesting at first, but that wears off really quickly.|
|Sam Roberts - Bridge to Nowhere|
(Oct 09, 2008 - 09:14)
| scraig wrote:|
And if she denies it, at least we have the facts...
Thanks, but nooo thanks. You betcha.
|Lipps Inc. - Funky Town|
(Sep 24, 2008 - 13:42)
|Like a much-need oral rinse after that root canal of a song by Vienna Tang earlier.|
|The Frames - Rise|
(Sep 17, 2008 - 07:30)
|Just saw "Once". Decent movie. For once, a movie set in Ireland that doesn't have everyone saying "f##k sake" every other word.|
I wouldn't necessarily call their work, "enjoyable", but I like it for some reason. As for Hansard, he's got an album in him that should be called "Songs for the Needy."
|The Raconteurs - The Switch And The Spur|
(Aug 21, 2008 - 13:57)
|Is it just me, or is it sometimes difficult to tell when Jack White is singing or Brendan Benson? Also, I'd like to hear more of the latter on RP — he has some great stuff.|
|Outback - Air Play|
(Aug 13, 2008 - 11:47)
Didgerydoo is to World Music as Alto Sax is to _______
a. Smooth Jazz
|Concrete Blonde - Caroline|
(Jul 14, 2008 - 08:52)
|This is Heart's best song.
What's that you say, this isn't Heart? Oh, I must be thinking of "Joey."
|Cloud Cult - Journey Of The Featherless|
(Jul 14, 2008 - 08:20)
This only sounds precious if you can't appreciate the genius of people younger than yourself. Same for neg comments on Postal Service, Connor Oberst, the Shins, etc.
Back in my day, Kiss had a better spin on your banal generalization -- if it's too loud, you're too old!
Surely It's a rite of passage to imply someone is out of touch (i.e. old) for not appreciating some aspect the current culture. You can have "precious", God knows there's a surplus of it in today's bands and music. Thanks for the examples to back me up. Please don't forget the Decemberists and Arcade Fire. It's not bad music, but do they have to be such pussies?!
And yes, I get the irony of the generational bickering. But I'm trying to kick it old school.
|Ane Brun - The Treehouse Song|
(Jun 12, 2008 - 08:47)
|Heard something else from her yesterday. Didn't like it either - so, so contrived. But at least she's consistent.|
|The Decemberists - July, July!|
(Jun 09, 2008 - 13:20)
|Radio Rule #41 - if you play a band or artist more than once in a five hour period, they must have been killed in a plane crash or a member has overdosed.
|Rush - Subdivisions|
(May 29, 2008 - 10:42)
|Makes me want to dig out my 3/4 sleeve shirt and air drum. This song came out right after I had moved into my very first subdivision - in Houston. Couldn't have been more appropriate. The song isn't terribly deep, but neither were the subdivisions. |
|Eels - Woman Driving, Man Sleeping|
(Apr 30, 2008 - 11:46)
Funny, when I hear Beck, I think it's the eels.
Just saw the Eels in Chicago. It was just E & Chet. Fantastic. A lot less ego than Beck.
|The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes|
(Apr 23, 2008 - 20:07)
|Is it just me, or is there just too much commraderie among all the emo bands (or whatever the blanket genre the Shin's and Death Cab are in). It's like a co-marketing thing or something.|
|Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands|
(Apr 09, 2008 - 16:40)
|It actually sounds like someone imitating a foreign language, not actually singing it.|
|The Smiths - A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours|
(Mar 20, 2008 - 14:09)
|Thanks for playing this. I was probably listening to this song at this exact moment 20 years ago on a dubbed cassette playing off the mini ghetto blaster I had won at my After Prom party.|
|Everclear - AM Radio|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 13:11)
|I'm so embarrassed for Everclear when I hear this song. It's as corny as "We Built This City" by Starship.|
|Beck - Earthquake Weather|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 12:05)
|I don't know if Earthquake Weather is a common expression or slang of some kind. The only context in which I've seen it was the title of Joe Strummer's first solo album from 1989. Awesome album.
This song, it's okay. Beck's alright. He's no Joe Strummer.
|Eliza Gilkyson - Is It Like Today|
(Mar 12, 2008 - 13:50)
|This version is a bit over-dramatic. It's a great tune to begin with. I can see why she's doing it. the Mandolin is a nice touch.|
|Johnny Cash - One|
(Mar 12, 2008 - 12:27)
|This is the first time a cover of a song made me reevaluate the original. I'd never really listened to the lyrics until I heard Cash sing them. Now that I know what the song is about, I think it's fantastic and I love both versions. |
|Camera Obscura - Shine Like A New Pin|
(Feb 29, 2008 - 12:57)
Take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling. . . oh wait, its another song.
What a letdown.
Good. I wasn't the only one. I totally thought it was Camper.
|Neko Case - Star Witness|
(Feb 29, 2008 - 11:31)
|She just oozes with a confidence that says "she don't need you." That's why I love Neko Case.
|The Verve - Lucky Man|
(Feb 29, 2008 - 11:17)
|We were out one night for my Dad's birthday, and there was some dude playing guitar in the bar -- mostly crappy covers like Jimmy Buffett. He had this massive set list you could choose from. One of the songs was "Lucky Man." I requested it, thinking it was this song. God knows I must not have been thinking too hard.
Turns out it was the mawkish and sappy "Lucky Man" by ELP. My dad was really touched by the sentiment, and I didn't have the heart to tell him it wasn't the song I thought it was.
|KT Tunstall - Funnyman|
(Feb 29, 2008 - 10:43)
|My favorite album cover of 2007. I guess it's that kick ass bass she's wielding.|
|Iron & Wine - Lovesong of the Buzzard|
(Feb 28, 2008 - 14:53)
It's you, Bill plays lots of different stuff. If you tuned it to RP more you would know this.
I listen to RP constantly, and you could practically set your watch to the times Iron and Wine is played. And this is not a complaint. I think Bill is the best DJ.
|Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat|
(Feb 20, 2008 - 12:39)
|I loved this song when it came out. I used to listen to it on my clock radio on WLS AM. To hear it in stereo is even better.
I had the biggest crush on a girl in my class named "Jenny". This song was so perfect because of that.
|Jars of Clay - Frail|
(Feb 20, 2008 - 08:28)
|I was surprised to see this was Jars of Clay - who I think is a Christian Contemporary band. I think the concept of the CC genre is trite. Let's make God Cool, that'll appeal to the kids. But this didn't sound like the rest of the stuff I've heard before. Maybe these guys are trying to go "mainstream" like Stryper tried.
Hey Man. Like God Rocks!
|Ryan Adams - Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 10:48)
No excuse for bad behavior. Forgiving someone for being temperamental on stage and offending the fans and then forgiving them for it based upon their marginal talent is tantamount to forgiving a movie actor who gets drunk in public, makes passes at other men's wives and starts a fist fight, but whom you then forgive based on his good looks and marginal acting ability in a chick-flick.
I think his musical talent is natural, it's his "rock star" act that seems forced.
|Ryan Adams - Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 10:46)
|He has a bit of the Billy Corrigan problem - he thinks everything he does needs to be recorded and released. That's not to say he's isn't extremely talented, but I think he should brush up on the Rule of Nines (for every 10 ideas you have nine will suck but one will be great). Yes, I know there is a Mathematically Rule of Nines too. I don't think that one will help Ryan Adams.|
|Built To Spill - Gone|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 10:20)
|This guy has a great spooky quality to his voice. This song is really growing on me. Good thing I have Radio Paradise. Because I'm not likely to hear it anywhere else. |
|Radiohead - Karma Police|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 09:05)
Now this is some Radiohead I can really dig. Still don't really get why they get such massive amounts of praise and attention, but this song is great!
This was the right album at the right time. So many people were drinking the KoolAid about the utopian corporate culture that drove the dotcom and internet bubble of the 90s. It was quite refreshing to have Radiohead there to remind a few of us that we hadn't lost our minds.
|U2 - Staring At The Sun|
(Feb 13, 2008 - 11:55)
|I don't know why, but this phrase "staring at the sun" comes up a lot in song.|
|k.d. lang - Jealous Dog|
(Feb 07, 2008 - 14:05)
|Not her best by any means. But since it's kd lang, I can let it slide.
|Elsiane - Vaporous|
(Feb 07, 2008 - 11:15)
If Bjork dropped acid and sleeping pills . . .
What do mean "if"?
|Elsiane - Vaporous|
(Feb 07, 2008 - 11:12)
I like her voice! This is what I think Holly Hunter would sound like if she put out an album.
Holly Hunter does Bjork, or vice versa.
|Over the Rhine - Spinning|
(Jan 23, 2008 - 14:19)
|Sounds like they needed a signature song for a show opener so they came up with this.|
|Ray LaMontagne - Be Here Now|
(Jan 18, 2008 - 08:55)
hmmmm...I might even put him in Nick Drake's league.
At least wait until he's dead. then you can.
|Galactic - Paint|
(Oct 16, 2007 - 15:42)
|They loop the sample of this sample of this song on the TVs at the W hotels. It'll drive you nuts.|
|Sophie Solomon - Lazarus|
(Sep 21, 2007 - 11:58)
|Too spooky isn't it. She's a deadringer.
I thought it was KT also, but I just went to Sophie's website: www.sophiesolomon.com and it's definitely her.
Creepy... sounds just like KT.
|Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way|
(Sep 14, 2007 - 12:56)
|I think it still holds up 25 years later. Oh god, I can't believe it's that old!
At least it doesn't seem nearly as dated as a 25 year old song in 1982 would have.
|Oingo Boingo - Just Another Day|
(Sep 14, 2007 - 12:37)
I can't remember if this is the song that they did in "Back To School" with Rodney Dangerfield. They were the party band. Might have been "Dead Man's Party".
Great band, great party album.
It was "Dead Man's Party".
|Oingo Boingo - Just Another Day|
(Sep 14, 2007 - 12:36)
|Loved Oingo Boingo. I was definitely the geek for liking them in my youth. I finally got to see them in concert in 1990 after years. Surprised to see they had such a cult following. |
|Sting - Desert Rose|
(Sep 23, 2005 - 10:30)
Guess what, naysayers? I'm of the target demographic, and I like it.
Are you bragging or complaining?
|Death Cab For Cutie - Summer Skin|
(Sep 23, 2005 - 10:25)
|Every now and then bands come around that has everyone excited but me, and for the life of me I can't figure out what's the deal. For quite some time, that band has been Death Cab for Cutie.
If you're not a fan, spare yourself the cover story on them in Paste Magazine. It's like people like the guys in the band more than they like their music.
|Bodyrockers - You Got Me Singing|
(Sep 16, 2005 - 13:06)
|That's one of the best intentionally retro looking covers I have seen in a long time. I actually had to check the release date on the album.|
|Queen - Radio Ga Ga|
(Sep 14, 2005 - 13:35)
|I give Queen a lot of lattitude for some pretty dippy lyrics, but this one is hard to let slide. It makes "Flash Gordon" seem intelligent.
|Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You Got|
(Sep 07, 2005 - 14:32)
|This is one of the only albums I ever bought for its cover. It looked a little like Stiff Little Fingers "Suspect Device". So I was expecting to hear some punk, but instead I got the driving bass to the opening track "Safe From Harm."
That was a long time ago now and I still love this album. However, I am not the biggest fan of this track.
A happy accident.
|Liz Phair - What Makes You Happy|
(Aug 24, 2005 - 14:07)
|Fine, I liked it. But I've invested a lot of disdain for her music over the years to just say it with out some snark.
Oh, come on. Get up off that sharp pointed stick and just groove, baby.
|Liz Phair - What Makes You Happy|
(Aug 24, 2005 - 14:04)
|Her least worst song so far.
Never been a fan. The more praise people lavish upon her, the harder it gets to not just dislike her for spite.