|Low - California|
(May 07, 2013 - 13:17)
| Businessgypsy wrote:|
Interesting geographical tidbit: the southernmost beach in California is 500 miles north of the northernmost beach in Florida. Add another 300 miles south, and it's nice all winter here under the coconut trees.
Part of the reason I moved from Santa Barbara, CA to the left bank of the Caloosahatchee.
That tidbit sounded so hard to believe that I didn't believe it and checked a map. The southern-most point in California is indeed north of the northern-most point in Florida, but by a very small distance, nowhere near 500 miles. And California beaches go all the way to the Mexican border and I believe that Florida has beaches all the way to the Georgia border and certainly along the Panhandle on the Gulf.
As far as I'm concerned there's only one good reason not to want to live in Santa Barbara and it's not the weather! Actually, to be precise there's NO good reason not to WANT to live there. Affording it is another thing altogether.
|Neko Case - Red Tide|
(May 01, 2013 - 08:10)
| ThePoose wrote:|
That was confirmed for me when I saw her in concert a few months ago. Turns out her range in vocal and songwriting ability is quite limited. Plus, she has a HUGE ego, which was offputting. Sigh.
A couple others have already replied, both agreeing and disagreeing.
I'm a big fan, which obviously means I like her voice and song writing.
I've only seen her live once, at an outdoor show and I thought her voice was clear and strong.
As far as her ego I got exactly the opposite impression. Actually her backup singer, Kelly Hogan, handled most of the between song chat. It was as if Neko was the lead singer in Kelly's band. The very fact that the "star" didn't seem to feel threatened says to me that her ego is in check.
BTW - why no Kelly Hogan on RP?
|Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm|
(Apr 29, 2013 - 14:01)
| midreaming wrote:|
...I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm
i think that's pretty much how it went..
I love that line as well and was going to say as much. Glad someone else beat me to the punch.
|Chet Atkins - Take Five|
(Dec 18, 2012 - 06:43)
|I swear that I hear some scratches and pops in the background. Vinyl LP?|
|The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps|
(Dec 14, 2012 - 09:14)
| On_The_Beach wrote: |
I finally rented it from Netflix (no HBO) and I would say the opposite. There were a few interesting bits, but really nothing we've not heard before and 4 hours is WAY too long to watch people tell us things we already knew. I'm not saying don't bother, but in my opinion it could have used some serious editing.
|Rodney Crowell - Earthbound|
(Dec 04, 2012 - 14:44)
| BillG wrote:|
Ah, yes. Back when KGSR was a real radio station...
I really like Rodney Crowell, and this song, and stopped in to see what others thought and found that others feel the same about the once great commercial station KGSR.
That station is dead to me but somehow I can't bring myself to remove it from the number 1 preset on my car radio. I keep thinking that they will wake up and come to their senses but each time I get weak and hit that button I'm rewarded with John Mayer or Jack Johnson or Foster the People. I think it's time to finally cut the cord.
|Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money|
(Oct 12, 2012 - 14:08)
| Kaisersosay wrote:|
Miss you Warren , RIP,,,,soundtrack to my life
"Send lawyers, guns and money. Dad, get me out of this."
Hits home for me too, but unfortunately I'm "Dad" in this case.
|Ry Cooder - The Very Thing That Makes You Rich|
(Oct 12, 2012 - 14:06)
| gypsyman wrote:|
I love this song. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of the rest of the CD. Perhaps its my lack of exposure.
Give the CD another chance. I really love it from first track to last.
|Nina Simone - Black Is the Color of My True|
(Sep 21, 2012 - 07:35)
| sirdroseph wrote:|
I don't know this is ok, but loses all of the emotion by remixing it like this. The original is much more powerful.
I have the Nina Simone Anthology CD on my computer, but have to admit that it's been so long since I listened to it that I couldn't remember how the original sounds, so I just switched over for a listen and compare.
The version on the Anthology CD is live but regardless I have to agree with sirdroseph, it blows this remix out of the water. Much slower, just her voice and a sparse piano. Absolutely beautiful.
|Yeska - Fideo|
(Sep 17, 2012 - 08:44)
|Wow, I thought this was some new (or new to me) Skatalites. I really like it. Based on this one song and the comments here I just ordered it.|
|Pink Floyd - See Emily Play|
(Sep 13, 2012 - 12:42)
|"The" Pink Floyd. I think this is the first and only time I've seen them referred to as "The" Pink Floyd.|
Oh, by the way, which one's Pink?
|John Mellencamp - Rain on the Scarecrow|
(Sep 06, 2012 - 07:32)
|A similar song that's worth a listen is "Trouble in the Fields" by Nanci Griffith. Her live version from "One Fair Summer Evening" with the spoken intro about great aunt and uncle is touching and funny.|
|Wilco - Passenger Side|
(Aug 24, 2012 - 11:23)
|A lot of people think this is a pretty funny song, and to be honest I used to think the same thing. But now I've come full circle and find it to be a terribly sad and moving song.|
|Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers|
(Jul 24, 2012 - 13:38)
|I thought that the background keyboards would make a good cell phone ring tone, but I couldn't find a long enough section without vocals.|
|The Records - Starry Eyes|
(Jun 21, 2012 - 06:31)
| midigitguy wrote:|
Almost perfect power pop...
I was about to say "perfect power pop" but I guess no song is really perfect, so I'll go along with the "almost" perfect power pop.
I'm a bit of sucker for this - but only in small doses.
|Bob Dylan - Black Diamond Bay|
(Apr 02, 2012 - 09:08)
| westslope wrote:|
I always thought that Desire and Blood on the Tracks were Dylan's best.
I completely agree about "Blood on the Track" and almost agree on "Desire".
The only thing that puts me off on "Desire" is the song "Joey" which I guess is supposed to make me feel sympathy for a gangster.
|10 CC - Dreadlock Holiday|
(Mar 30, 2012 - 13:30)
|I think a good song to follow this would be "Safe European Home" by the Clash about their first trip to Jamaica.|
The chorus goes: I went to the place where every white face is an invitation to robbery...
|The Shins - Simple Song|
(Mar 16, 2012 - 08:13)
|I saw them last night, along with what seemed like about 10,000 others, at a free show at SXSW and I have to agree. Generally only groups that really rock can hold onto a crowd that big, especially outdoors. The Shins aren't really that type of band.|
The new band was good, but then I never saw the old one so I can't really compare.
iTunes is allowing streaming of the whole new CD before it is released. I've listened to it throughout a couple times and I like it.
Go for the music, just don't expect a "show." Mercer's new backup band appears younger and more energetic than him so perhaps their live shows will have a little more energy than the one I saw several years ago.
Is anybody familiar with these guys in concert. I have an opportunity to see them but don't really know much about them.
|James McMurtry - Choctaw Bingo|
(Feb 21, 2012 - 14:35)
| markw wrote:|
I agree. Both have their own appeal.
I got to see McMurtry play this a couple of years ago at the Norman (Oklahoma) Music Festival. His guitar player got delayed leaving Austin so James took over lead guitar duties and did a really great job. In fact, I was kind of disappointed when the 'real' lead player showed up mid-set. I need to scour the net and see if anybody recorded this set. Anybody here have a copy of it?
McMurtry *is* the lead guitarist. His sound man - I'm drawing a blank but I think his name is something Holt - joins them towards the end of each show. He takes some leads on some songs, but he's definitely not the lead guitarist.
|James McMurtry - Where'd You Hide The Body|
(Jan 27, 2012 - 07:02)
This is one of my favorite McMurtry songs but he must not like it because I've never heard him play it.
I've been a fan for years. I used to see him whenever he came through Northern California (I saw him maybe 5 times). I've been in Austin for about 4 years now and have probably seen him a dozen more times here and he's never played this tume.
He and his band are great and you should see them if you get the chance, but I think he's gotten into kind of a rut. There are a few core songs that he plays every show. Over the years he's added a few new ones when a new album comes out (only 2 studio albums in the past 10 years) but basically a show from 8 years ago is about the same as one from today.
|Reed Foehl - Goodbye World|
(Jan 02, 2012 - 11:07)
|I just checked to see if this was from the new Ryan Adams CD (which I just bought but haven't listened to yet). I like Ryan Adams so I guess I like this as well.|
|Joni Mitchell - River|
(Dec 06, 2011 - 08:22)
Not really a Christmas song, but one of the best set around Christmas time.
Not really a Christmas movie, but one set at Christmas - "The Thin Man". The first, best and only one based directly on the book. William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. I have to see this movie every year about this time.
|Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road|
(Dec 05, 2011 - 11:59)
I saw Springsteen right about the time this album came out, maybe just before. Palace Theater in Albany, NY. He wasn't big in the rest of the country yet but the University was mostly students from the NYC and Long Island area where he was already a big deal. I had a couple extra tickets for Boston (I'm ashamed to admit now) and traded them at the last minute straight up for two of the worst seats in the place for Bruce. I went with a guy who lived next door in the dorm. This guy was huge. Not only huge but he came to school at 18 years old already bald. He was on the football team and the first day at practice all the other players thought he was a coach.
My story is this - since the seats were in the next to last row of the second balcony we hovered in the lobby and when the lights went out we ran up to the stage, along with a huge crowd of others. After the first song the bouncers/crew started clearing the area and sending people back to their seats. We moved to the side but basically right on the edge of the stage. The bouncers would push through the crowd, shine their flashlights in your eye and yell to get out. They did that until they got to my friend standing like a statue with his arms crossed. They shined their light in his face, paused for a couple seconds and said "OK, no closer". We watched the whole show sitting on the side of the stage - right in front of the huge stack of speakers.
That was also the last time I saw him.
|Steely Dan - Black Friday|
(Dec 05, 2011 - 09:02)
I was a huge Steely Dan fan back in the day. Like most fans I only consider the "real" Steely Dan to have existed for those first 7 albums (although I do own the Two Against Nature CD).
I'm a pleasantly surprised to find someone else who rates Countdown to Ecstasy as their best album, and then Katy Lied as their second.
My Dan album rankings
1) Countdown to Ecstasy
2) Katy Lied
3) Pretzel Logic
4) Can't Buy a Thrill
5) The Royal Scam
6) Aja (their supposed "masterpiece")
Ah yes, we all like to make Top 10 lists, or in this case, Top 7.
I'm gonna go with . . .
1) Countdown to Ecstasy
2) Katy Lied
4) Pretzel Logic
5) The Royal Scam
6) Can't Buy a Thrill
ps, I agree with olivertwist below; all their albums are excellent!
|The Black Keys - Lonely Boy|
(Nov 14, 2011 - 14:32)
|That's not an El Camino, that's a Dodge Caravan. Made me think of Neko Case - that's not a Cyclone it's a Cougar.|
|Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue|
(Oct 31, 2011 - 15:06)
After listening to this song I was thinking about how good the whole album was so I switched over to my library. After listening to it straight through I came back to say that there are 10 songs on the album and I'd rate at least 5 of them either 9 or 10. Those songs would be:
Tangled Up In Blue
Simple Twist of Fate
Shelter From the Storm
Buckets of Rain
And the other 5 are damned nearly as good with 3 others getting at least an 8:
You're a Big Girl Now
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
If You See Her Say Hello.
And one song that didn't make my cut Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, has the line "the only person on the scene missing.. " which I love.
|Steely Dan - My Old School|
(Oct 26, 2011 - 13:51)
|The sax run between "California tumbles into the sea" and "That'll be the day I go back to Anondale" is just fantastic, especially the final little umpf of the bass sax at the very end.|
|Booker T & The M.G.s - Green Onions (Live)|
(Aug 19, 2011 - 11:33)
| Cynaera wrote:|
I loved this song when it first came out, and it still holds up - it's even better live. From Wikipedia: On April 21, 2009, Booker T. released Potato Hole, a new album in collaboration with the band Drive-By Truckers and featuring Neil Young on guitar.
My memory isn't the greatest, but about that same time Neil Young put together a band for an upcoming tour that included Jones, Cropper and Dunn from the MGs.
Just before he would start a tour Young would hold a couple dress rehearsal shows near his home on the San Francisco peninsula. The shows were always announced at the very last minute (if at all), usually around noon for the show that same night. I was lucky enough to catch them for two tours, one with Crazy Horse and one with the MGs based band.
In legendary Neil Young fashion the MGs band just didn't feel right to him and he scrapped the whole thing without every playing an official date.
|Air - Left Bank|
(Aug 08, 2011 - 15:02)
| brookap wrote:|
Hearing echos of Elliott Smith.
With just one song between this and a John Lennon song I initially thought it sounded like his son Sean.
|Patty Griffin - Mary|
(Aug 04, 2011 - 11:43)
| jim1964 wrote:|
I think she's right as well. I have a live recording of this song and Patty introduces it by saying she wrote about her grandmother named Mary.
Her grandmother Mary. And her uncle Jesus?
She also said that the song Heavenly Day was written about her dog.
I think what's she's saying is "I wrote this song and gave it to you. You can each decide what it means to you".
|Stevie Wonder - I Wish|
(Jul 29, 2011 - 11:20)
|Has anyone seen or heard anything about his tour? The first one in a long time that I'm aware of. I'd be interesting to see what the play list is.|
He's one of the headliners one night at the Austin City Limits festival this fall.
|Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection|
(Jul 19, 2011 - 11:56)
|I just checked her web site to see if she is touring. It shows dates for her tour starting September 21, 2012. 14 months from now! Now that's a booking agent who doesn't like to let things go 'til the last minute.|
And no US dates shown.
|Sonia Dada - Ain't Life for the Living|
(Jun 27, 2011 - 17:43)
| SinisterDexter wrote:|
Thought this was Lyle Lovett at first - it's certainly a tune he would sing.
Edit: And it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks so...
Has a Subdudes feel
|Julie Miller - Strange Lover|
(May 03, 2011 - 10:58)
| Businessgypsy wrote:|
According to albumcredits.com, guitars are handled by Buddy and Larry Campbell. Steve Earle, Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris all contributed on the album. Gurf Morlix was recording engineer.
Defintely Steve Earle
|Tom Petty - American Girl|
(Apr 26, 2011 - 17:58)
| fatcatjb wrote:|
when Tom Petty goes on, one always knows just who the heck it is. I discovered Mudcrutch/Crystal River on RP. When I play it for people, they know immediately who it is..."hey, that's Tom Petty"
in such a crowded market, it's great to have your very own deal
When Roger McGuinn comes on they also say "hey, that's Tom Petty".
|Steely Dan - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo|
(Apr 05, 2011 - 09:45)
Many years ago I had a superb collection from the Smithsonian of very early Duke Ellington recordings. According to the liner notes this song, which was recorded in the late '20s, was originally titled "East St. Louis Toad Low", named after an old man named "Toad" who was bent over so low by age that he walked as low as a toad. The name of the song morphed into Tootle-oo, slang for goodbye.
This was the Duke Ellington Orchestra's signature/theme song in the early years before he wrote songs like "Take the A Train".
What is wah-wah guitar in the Steely Dan version was Bubber Miley playing coronet muted with a toilet plunger wah-wah.
|Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop (w/ Eric Clapton)|
(Mar 30, 2011 - 17:47)
| Rabid_Engineer wrote:|
Unfortunately, because I've listened to it as a kid, I prefer Jimmy Cliff's version on the Soundtrack to The Harder They Come. Not that this version is bad, it just does not appeal to me as much.
That was Toots & the Maytals on the soundtrack. Jimmy Cliff starred in the movie and did several of the songs on the soundtrack, but not all of them.
|George Harrison - I'd Have You Anytime|
(Feb 22, 2011 - 16:51)
| tapatia1072 wrote:|
It really IS a fantastic album - IMHO it is the best of all post-Beatles works by the former members of the band. I know there are plenty of people who would argue against this opinion and in favor of John's work, but personally I have always preferred George's more soulful writing and sound.
With the Beatles George was given his token one, maybe two songs per album. After the breakup this album proved that he had a lot more songs that would have been fantastic for the group and they came flooding out with this triple album. Triple!
The trouble is, at least in my opinion, in the next 30 years his work never came close to this album. It's like he burst like a supernova and while not gone, never made much of an impression after that huge flash.
|Patty Griffin - Change|
(Feb 01, 2011 - 11:55)
| mem_313 wrote:|
i haven't listened to Patty G in a while. Not the best off this album, love her unusality.
Not the best - that's saying something because this is a great song. The whole album is great, start to finish.
|Bonobo - The Fever|
(Jan 31, 2011 - 14:35)
|For the first few seconds I thought I was going to hear "The Revolution will not be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. Good bass line, but pretty common I guess.|
|Silversun Pickups - Catch And Release|
(Dec 08, 2010 - 14:44)
| Businessgypsy wrote:|
Riding by on my bike and all these people are milling around the EcoTrust building in Portland's Pearl District. "What's the deal?" I asked.
"Silversun Pickups concert just finished. Free. Powered by humans on bike generators. Aren't you on the email list?"
2 blocks from my summer pad, I missed it by 1/2 hour. Sometimes it pays to be in the fan club.
I've been working in Portland for the past several months. I like your schedule, Portland in the summer and Florida the rest. This time of year is a bit too gray, and damp for my tastes. But I think I'm done so back to Austin for me!
But I did shamelessly jump on the Oregon Ducks bandwagon this year!
|Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse|
(Nov 29, 2010 - 09:24)
|The "Cool Ruler". Can anyone else lay down a groove this smooth?|
It's a shame that it took his death to get his music on RP but it's still welcome.
|Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady|
(Oct 12, 2010 - 11:03)
|Barry Gordy and Motown Records made some great music, but thank god they never got their hooks into this Detroit singer.|
|Robert Plant - Monkey|
(Sep 16, 2010 - 13:48)
| kazoo wrote:|
Is that Kate Bush singing backup?
Patty Griffin is credited with backing vocals, but it sounds a lot like Buddy Miller's wife Julie to my ear.
|Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil|
(Jul 22, 2010 - 14:32)
| mediamon wrote:|
This album is great. Lyle's version of this is good but the Jane's Addiction cover of Ripple is one of my favourite covers of all time.
I agree about the album - and I'm definitely no Dead fan.
Burning Spear's take on "Estimated Phophet" is great. Absolutely nothing like the original (that's a good thing).
|Beth Orton - Stolen Car|
(Jul 13, 2010 - 08:44)
|All this talk about Beth Orton's vocals when this song is all about Ben Harper's guitar|
|Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side|
(Jul 12, 2010 - 14:36)
| pinnyrat wrote:|
I'm Canadian, but I use "Mass"...and I'm not entirely sure what the two-letter abbreviation is, to be honest. Is it "MA"?
Basically it's all moot anyway. The 5 digit zip code makes the city and state superfluous. If you use the 9 digit zip code then that adds the street address as well.
Any your guess is correct. Massachusetts is "MA" (old school = Mass). "MS" would be Mississippi (old school = "Miss")
|Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra - Feel So Bad|
(Jul 07, 2010 - 07:52)
some interesting info about this CD:To fake or not to fake: That is the question consumers must answer for themselves in assessing this feat of aural Photoshopping: an "imaginary concert" created by combining recently discovered soundboard tapes of Ray Charles's vocals from a mid-'70s European show and newly recorded backing by the Count Basie Orchestra—the "ghost band," still on the road 22 years after Count's passing. Charles is in exceptional voice, singing the heck out of standards like "How Long Has This Been Going On?," Genius classics like "Busted," and pop covers like Melanie's "Look What They've Done to My Song." His performance is a thrilling corrective to forgettable posthumous albums like Genius Loves Company, designed to cash in on the new audience created for him by the movie Ray. But as competently as the Basie band fill in the blanks under the direction of Bill Hughes, with Joey DeFrancesco guesting on organ, most of the new arrangements are rather pallid, and the ensemble lacks the personality of both the Basie orchestra and Charles's best groups. And as attractive as Ray Sings, Basie Swings may be for the casual listener, the gimmickry will appall serious fans, particularly since neither Charles nor Basie—who never collaborated in life—was around to lend his approval. Is The Doors Sing, Woody Herman Swings next? —Lloyd Sachs
Product DescriptionThe producers of this CD discovered archival reels of Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra performing live together in 1973. Although the vocals were superior, the remaining elements were or extremely poor quality. They decided to bring the current Count Basie Orchestra into the studio and, using the latest technology, they carefully and painstakingly laid down a new musical backdrop for Charles' towering vocals.
|Mazzy Star - Fade Into You|
(Jun 29, 2010 - 14:55)
I was reading through some of the 14 pages of comments, some including pictures of Hope Sandoval. I followed the links over to the wiki site and then to her official site.
There are dozens of pictures spanning several years and they are all basically the same shot. The woman seems to have exactly one expression and true to the sound of her music its very morose and mopey. There's not a single picture were you can see her teeth. Even when she's singing she doesn't part her lips.
Editing my post a day later
When I wrote the above it reminded me of the Shawn Mullens song "Lullaby". Coincidently I heard it on the radio this morning. The lyrics go:
She still lives with her mom
Outside the city
Down that street about a half a mile
And all her friends tell her she's so pretty
But she'd be a whole lot prettier if she smiled once in a while...
|Whiskeytown - Choked Up|
(Jun 25, 2010 - 14:32)
|I don't remember ever hearing this song. It's good pop music.|
Whiskeytown was definitely Ryan Adams' band but it also included a very talented violin player and singer named Caitlin Cary. I think some of her solo music would fit nicely on RP.
|Greg Brown - Who Woulda Thunk It|
(Jun 24, 2010 - 13:24)
| crockydile wrote:|
Okay, I just did some stats on myself. I've rated a total of 1129 songs on RP.
Approximately half of my ratings are 3 or below, but at least a quarter are 7 or 8. 9 is limited to 8% and 10 is a mere 2%. Seems about right to me.
Yes, music is an obsession with me AND I'm a snob. If I don't like it, it sucks. Deal.
If you took the population of all the music out there then I'd agree that most of it sucks. At least half of it would certainly rate 3 or below. Even artists that we all like have a lot of not so great songs as well as the gems.
But RP isn't a random sampling of all the music in the world. Bill acts as our agent and pre-screens the music before we hear it here. I've never met the man, but he and I share a taste in music. Not 100%, he still pays some dreck, but those songs are infrequent enough (and usually at least interesting) that I just let them pass. Occassionally something really hits me the wrong way and I rate it a 1, 2 or 3, but generally I just let them pass.
|Peter Tosh - Mystery Babylon|
(Jun 21, 2010 - 12:51)
| Oscar_the_Grouch wrote:|
I had tickets to see Peter for the 15th(?) of September 1987 at the Hollywood Bowl.
Being a poor college student at the time I needed my 40 bucks back. Stupid me...
Peter was an inspiration the likes of which that few others can come close to.
If you really did need your $40 back then it sounds like you were lucky to sell the tickets. He died a few days before that show.
|Daniel Lanois - Where Will I Be|
(Jun 03, 2010 - 13:30)
How can you listen to this and not think of the Emmylou Harris version?
Daniel Lanois' production on Harris' Wrecking Ball album was so powerful that it was as much his album as hers. I like his first version - the one with her singing - better.
|Basement Jaxx - Scars|
(Jun 01, 2010 - 15:26)
| modemhead wrote:|
This is like the first nanosecond in the history of horrible. It's the Big Bang of horrible. All other horribleness came later. Even jackhammer noises.
Very funny and I'm thinking it might be true.
|Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine|
(Jun 01, 2010 - 15:14)
|I love this album, but on the strength of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" (both parts) and the title track. This song and "Have a Cigar" to a lesser extent are a bit too heavy handed, blunt force for my taste.|
|Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands|
(Jun 01, 2010 - 11:45)
|I just rented the DVD for the second season of the Showtime TV show Weeds. Each week a different artist does the opening song "Little Boxes". Dengue Fever does it one week.|
|The Clash - Police and Thieves|
(May 26, 2010 - 14:23)
| spaceman wrote:|
Whoa, spooky... I was just typing some dummy text ("hey ho let's go"), and pronto - The Clash start playing on RP.
Bill must be psychic.
Now if the Ramones had started playing then ...
When I type dummy text I usually type the same thing - "hey ho, let's go".
|Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers|
(May 25, 2010 - 12:48)
|I dragged the vinyl album out recently and listen to it. As a whole I found it hard to sit through but this song is a MAJOR exception. I recorded it, along with the title track and put the LP away - probably for another decade.|
|Steely Dan - Any Major Dude Will Tell You|
(May 24, 2010 - 14:00)
| Deadwing wrote:|
Still one of my favorite bands after all these years. Amazing tight production and sound and such searing lyrics
I don't think anyone realized back then just how great these guys were...
I'm going to shamelessly pat myself on the back and say that yes I did know back then.
|The Beatles - Two Of Us|
(May 24, 2010 - 11:29)
|Who wrote this? My guess is Paul McCartney but he and John Lennon seem to be taking 50/50 vocals.|
To the bitter end all songs were credited to Lennon/McCartney but by the time this album came out they hadn't been writing together for years.
|Thea Gilmore - Ever Fallen In Love|
(May 17, 2010 - 13:49)
| oldman wrote:|
It was uploaded and rejected
I agree the Buzzcocks version is a classic
What? And this made the cut?
I just checked and there are NO Buzzcocks on the RP playlist. My blood's beginning to boil.
|Steely Dan - Bodhisattva|
(May 14, 2010 - 15:10)
| Quixmundi wrote:|
It's hard for me to grasp criticisms of Steely Dan's musical acumen. And I do feel a bit sorry for those who can't appreciate what they're hearing. Messrs. Fagen and Becker created a whole new genre of music and continued to add to its universe over the years. I just saw the Dan of Steel play AJA front to back in Chicago, then again in Cincinnati for the Royal Scam performance. Incredible musicianship by the entire 13 person ensemble.
Now I grant you that their past 2 CDs feel somewhat like a revisit to past songs. But to experience the breadth of Steely Dan's music with 24 songs played each night I saw them provided me no doubt that there's not been and won't be another musical group to mine this particular vein of music as well - be it popular fusion, jazz/rock, adult rock or whatever label you care to attach to it.
They didn't pass through my town so maybe it's a moot point but during the shows where they picked an album to play in its entity they didn't include Countdown to Ecstasy, my favorite Dan album and the one that this song is from.
|Nick Lowe - Switch Board Susan|
(May 14, 2010 - 14:54)
| treatment_bound wrote:|
Here's the official Stiffs Live tour poster from 1909. Nick, Elvis Costello, Wreckless Eric & Larry Wallis are still going strong 100 years later, but we sadly lost Ian Dury in 2000.
My old roommate used to have the Stiffs Live album. Wow, I wonder if I can find a copy of that?
That picture makes Nick Lowe look like a giant. The first thing I noticed when I finally saw him (2 times within the past year) is that he's become a little white haired old man. Much smaller and older than I had always pictured him in my mind's eye (people don't age in my mind's eye). He doesn't rock much any more but he still gives a very entertaining show.
|Bob Dylan - Not Dark Yet|
(May 14, 2010 - 12:59)
| sunny_day wrote:|
truly a beautiful song. his voice may not be for everybody (i like it this way though) but this is a song that can be sung by other artists with great success. any covers yet? :)
Robyn Hitchcock released a whole CD of Dylan covers a few years ago, including this song. It struck me as a pretty terrible idea. I think it's out of print so others must have felt the same way.
I love the original and have no desire to hear anyone cover it.
|The Shins - A Comet Appears|
(May 10, 2010 - 08:31)
|I like every Shins song I hear on RP and keep meaning to buy their CDs. To my ear the Broken Bells sounds like a new Shins album|
Can someone who in more familiar tell me what this guy Danger Mouse brings to the mix that make it different from the Shins?
|Eilen Jewell - Dusty Boxcar Wall|
(May 07, 2010 - 13:11)
| George_Tirebiter wrote:|
Rootsy - makes me think of Slaid Cleaves
Yea, some Slaid Cleaves would be good. I just checked the library and it looks like one song (Broke Down) got some play in 2004-05 but not since. Even had a 7.1 rating which isn't too bad.
|John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom|
(Apr 14, 2010 - 14:57)
| dkwalika wrote:|
Glad the Stones took him out on tour just before he died.
Eric Clapton brought Muddy Waters along to open one of his tours shortly before the great McKinley Morganfield died. The tour was mid to late 70s.
I've got to say that it was a sad and painful thing to witness, Waters was just too old and was just (barely) going through the motions.
I moved to the SF Bay area in '82, which is where John Lee Hooker lived. Although I loved his music I never went to see him live because I couldn't get Muddy Waters out of my mind. I thought he had one foot in the grave in '82 but the tough old bastard lived for nearly 20 more years.
|John Hiatt - Sometime Other Than Now|
(Apr 13, 2010 - 13:48)
| lemmoth wrote:|
Need a long time Hiatt fan to help me, a newcomer, on where best to start collecting his music,/
I think his first great album was "Bring the Family", which I think was the one that immediately preceded this one. That same lineup put out an album as a band named "Little Village" (with Hiatt still taking most of the leads).
|Etta James - Something's Got a Hold on Me|
(Apr 08, 2010 - 08:11)
|Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli and Lou Ann Barton team up to do a good cover of this song on an album they put out together a number of years ago.|
I just checked and there's not a single Marcia Ball tune on RP. This must change!
|Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side|
(Apr 08, 2010 - 07:00)
How long has it been since we used last used anything other than the (now) standard two letter abbreviations for states?
|Allman Brothers - Stormy Monday|
(Apr 05, 2010 - 12:41)
|Off the top o my head, "Waiting for Columbus" and maybe "Live at Leeds" are the only live albums that I can put in the same league as this one.|
|The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night|
(Mar 30, 2010 - 07:04)
| hippiechick wrote:|
I remember when my dad took us to the drive in to see this. We parked the station wagon backwards and left in open. It was a blast!
My parents were very uncool. My grandmother took me. I was about 9. It was second run (Help! had already come out) so there was no screaming in the theater.
|Cracker - The Good Life|
(Mar 24, 2010 - 07:26)
|I just saw Cracker last week, for the first time, at a free show at SXSW. They were the opening act, then BoDeans and Cheap Trick (what? they're still around?)|
I think they got the order exactly reversed. I was there to see Cracker. They were good but not very dynamic, just played their music and got on with it. As the first act they only got 30 minutes which was a crime. The BoDeans played perfectly good pop music. Cheap Trick was a bore and I left halfway through. A couple good hooks and a great name isn't enough to sustain for 25+ years.
|John Hiatt - Alone in the Dark|
(Feb 25, 2010 - 15:22)
| WonderLizard wrote:|
That's Sonny Landreth and his band behind Hiatt.
I don't think it's Sonny Landreth. Ry Cooder played on this CD. I don't think Landreth hooked up with Hiatt until the "Slow Turning" CD.
|Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata|
(Feb 19, 2010 - 09:20)
Some people hear "Wimoweh" but this is what pops into my mind:
I'm Archie Bell of the Drells
From Houston, Texas
We don't only sing but we dance
Just as good as we walk
Do the Tighten Up
|Steve Winwood - Night Train|
(Feb 19, 2010 - 08:53)
| badrummer wrote:|
Maybe it's my $9 computer speakers or maybe it's a knee-jerk reaction to that quasi disco beat, but found this tune rather off-putting. I've never heard it before so hopefully it'll get better after further listens.
Since the song was released 30 years ago I doubt that it will go into heavy rotation now.
|Gaye Delorme - Sailor, Sailor|
(Feb 04, 2010 - 11:21)
This is the first time I've heard a tribute band on RP. Are the royalty payments to Dire Straights too high to just play the original?
|Patty Griffin - Rain|
(Jan 26, 2010 - 14:22)
Her new CD is released today (1/26/10). I hope to hear some cuts on RP soon.
The local newspaper (Austin American Statesman) gave it a sort of lukewarm recommendation. I haven't heard anything from it yet so will hold off before buying - but I probably will eventually.
|Dave Edmunds - Crawling From The Wreckage|
(Jan 18, 2010 - 16:06)
| cc_rider wrote:|
Wasn't Mr. Edmunds in 'Rockpile'? A certified supergroup, they didn't (couldn't) last long.
For all practical purposes this *is* Rockpile.
Both Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds used the same lineup on their solo albums. I think there was some sort of contractual reason that prevented them from recording together as Rockpile for a while. They finally got it sorted out and recorded "Seconds of Pleasure" and then went their separate ways. So, in reality Rockpile lasted longer than their one album would indicate.
|R.E.M. - Driver 8|
(Jan 18, 2010 - 12:06)
| romeotuma wrote:|
excellent... love it...
You have responded to this song ELEVEN times - and that's just on the most recent page. This is really not necessary.
I love the song too, but no need to post again agreeing with me.
|Allman Brothers - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed|
(Jan 15, 2010 - 15:27)
| orehio51 wrote:|
I saw the Allman's at Watkin's Glen in '72, where they were billed with The Band and The Grateful Dead - the jams were mind-blowing.
The "Summer Jam". There were something like 600,000 people there. That was after both Duane and Barry were gone.
I was a young but huge Allman Bros fan. I lived in Ithaca, only about 25 miles away from Watkins Glen. I was just out of 9th grade but when over half a million people showed up my overprotective parents put a stop to my plans.
I finally got to see them 35 years later with the Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes lineup.
|Frank Zappa - Willie The Pimp|
(Dec 28, 2009 - 12:50)
|One of the greatest rock guitar solos of all times.|
Is that Jean Luc Ponte on the violin? I think he played with Zappa about this time period.
|Waterboys - Sweet Thing|
(Dec 04, 2009 - 08:00)
|The title should probably be "Sweet Thing / Blackbird".|
I'm OK with the Blackbird cover but not so much with the Sweet Thing part.
|Ry Cooder - The Very Thing That Makes You Rich|
(Dec 04, 2009 - 06:57)
| nagsheadlocal wrote:|
"A deuce and a quarter . . ."
Haven't heard that phrase in a long, long time.
A few years ago the hip slang for a BMW 745 was "a quarter to eight".
|Neville Brothers - Fire On The Mountain|
(Nov 24, 2009 - 13:05)
Cyril's vocals always seemed much too forced for my liking. Love the songs with Aaron or Art taking the lead. Aaron's boy Ivan is also very talented and is the 5th Neville on stage.
|The Smiths - How Soon Is Now|
(Nov 14, 2009 - 14:56)
| Shaken_Bake wrote:|
In late 1989, WBCN in Boston had a poll of the top 100 songs of the 80s and this was voted number one. I think I'd agree with that.
Same thing with the commercial "new" music station in San Francisco. "Live 105" or something to that effect. Every year they would have a countdown like that and this was their #1 for at least a couple years.
It's a good song but in my opinion it sounds a bit dated now.
|Dan Mangan - Robots|
(Nov 05, 2009 - 06:59)
|I thought that this was a new Jon Dee Graham song - with horns.|
|Aimee Mann - You Could Make A Killing|
(Oct 14, 2009 - 13:15)
|I'm a big fan but she just can't hold the crowd at an outdoor festival. This song has some punch but most of her music isn't cut out for 10,000 sitting in a field. I saw her a couple weeks ago at the Hardly Strictly festival in SF and at the ACL festival in Austin a couple years ago.|
About half way through her set I gave up and wandered over to the stage where the next act I wanted to see would be playing and caught the end of a set by a band I'd never heard before - Galactic. Holy shit! Now those guys are made for outdoor festivals.
|The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky|
(Sep 12, 2009 - 08:57)
| romeotuma wrote:|
His father is drummer Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band and the "Derek" is after Eric Clapton's "Derek and the Domino's" album....
No, it's Uncle Butch.
|Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come|
(Sep 08, 2009 - 16:20)
This verse is from "The Guns of Brixton" by the Clash, which played a couple hours ago:
You see, he feels like Ivan
Born under the Brixton sun
His game is called survivin
At the end of the Harder They Come
|Bonnie Raitt - When the Spell Is Broken|
(Aug 20, 2009 - 14:25)
|I like this version - gave it an 8 - because the guitar and vocals are so nice. But maybe too nice. This song should be sung with bitterness, not sadness.|
|The Who - Behind Blue Eyes|
(Aug 14, 2009 - 12:17)
| bpkengor wrote:|
Just to play devil's advocate to keep things interesting.
I think most music from the Who feels a bit dated and does not really hold up over time, at least for me. I was a big ole fan of most most of their music back in the day but not now.
And their continued efforts in 80s & 90s to squeeze another nickel out of their older music soured them to me. To me, it seemed like they didn't even try to come up anything new. The Rolling Stones at least tried to put out new music, albeit not very good new music.
I got married Monday, Oct 25, 1982. Did it the old fashioned way - went to work in the morning, took the afternoon off, went to the City Hall in the afternoon, found a couple of stangers there to be witnesses, then drove up to Oakland to see the Who on what I like to call the first of their "this is our last tour" tours. Oh, and back to work the next morning with ringing ears.
That was nearly 27 years ago and I don't think the Who have released anything since then. Well technically I think they released a CD a year or two ago, but to be honest I couldn't tell you the name of it or a single song on it.
They've been milking it for 30 years. But boy, did they have a hell of a run from late 60s to mid 70s.
|Snow Patrol - Set The Fire To The Third Bar|
(Aug 10, 2009 - 10:08)
| vit wrote:|
As a singer Martha Wainright can make a great wagon wheel.
That's an expression I've never heard and frankly, I'm not exactly sure what it means.
A few months ago there was a radio commercial here where some Ross Perot sound-alike offered up this folksy homily - "you can throw a porcupine in a wood chipper, but that don't make maple syrup".
I'm not sure what that one meant either, but it cracked me up.
|Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond|
(Jul 27, 2009 - 16:02)
This is just the side 1 part isn't it?
On the album (and CD I assume) side 1 had SOYCD parts 1-5 and side 2 had parts 6-9.
Yes it's a 10.
|Wilco - Sonny Feeling|
(Jul 27, 2009 - 11:34)
| musicology wrote:|
not the best track on the new album, but decent. saw them at the mountain winery last nite. great show...
The Paul Mason Mountain Winery is my absolute favorite place to see a show. I lived in Cupertino for 25 years and saw many shows there.
I hate to sound like an old fart but one thing I like most - besides the stunning setting - is that they have a very strict decibel limit. It's load enough, but low enough so that you can actually hear distinct sounds and voices, i.e. not just the white noise of a jet taking off.
They also have a very strict time limit (both limits imposed by the city). The show must be over by 10:30. Not 10:31 and it doesn't matter if you're in the middle of a song, at 10:30:00 the show is over.
|Joni Mitchell - Rainy Night House|
(Jun 18, 2009 - 13:00)
| pevend wrote:|
Her creativity exceeds her ability.
The album is great if only for the picture of the Pine Knob Music Theater on the cover, where many a summer evening was spent laying on the hill listening to stuff like this.
I was wondering if it was maybe Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) or Tanglewood, where I saw her on this tour.
|Allman Brothers - Jessica|
(Jun 03, 2009 - 12:13)
|After the deaths of Duane Allman and Barry Oakley the Allman Brothers Band couldn't possibly carry on, could they?|
Here's the answer - Yes they could.
|Bob Dylan - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go|
(Jun 01, 2009 - 10:03)
| Govi wrote:|
Wow! Madeleine Peyroux does this so differently, I forgot that this was Dylan's originally. I love both versions!
Shawn Colvin also does a very nice cover of this song. I just checked and it is in the RP library but the last play date Oct 07, 2000. I could stand to hear it again.
|Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter|
(May 08, 2009 - 12:55)
| fredriley wrote:|
... with 'Echo' dressed as a monk ...
If I remember the story correctly, "Echo" was their name for their drum machine when the band was first forming. I've never seen them (or been a big fan) so I'm not sure if they even have a real drummer, although I assume they do.
|Robyn Hitchcock - Sinister But She Was Happy|
(Apr 09, 2009 - 15:24)
| Exene wrote:|
Brilliant!! I love Robyn. I miss Robyn. Where is he? I would dearly love to hear his "Airscape" on RP...
I just saw him this past Friday at Antone's in Austin with his latest band the Venus 3 with Peter Buck playing backing guitar.
|Dave Mason - Look At You Look At Me|
(Apr 08, 2009 - 12:21)
|Someone gave me a copy of a concert he did on XM radio recorded about a year ago. He still sounds great. But what caught me off guard was he speaks with a perfect American accent (or no accent to my ear). I knew he was English but had to quickly double check his bio to make sure.|
|Cowboy Junkies - Miles From Our Home|
(Apr 03, 2009 - 08:56)
|This song has the largest dynamic range of any song I've ever heard her sing. She has a really good voice. I wish she'd use more of it more often.|
|Elvis Costello - Alison|
(Apr 02, 2009 - 13:22)
| Shimmer wrote:|
I love this album. Wish he could've stayed with this band instead of forming the Attractions.
No, no, no. The Attractions; Steve Nieve, Bruce Thomas and Pete Thomas, were a kick-ass band. Pop music bands don't much better than they were.
|Neil Young - Like a Hurricane|
(Feb 13, 2009 - 07:50)
| ick wrote:|
I can never decide how I feel about the guitar work in this song... Is it brilliance? Or is it just noise and bad technique? Or brilliantly noisy bad technique?
One of my all-time favorite quotes. From a Rolling Stone review of a Crazy Horse album from about 1980.
"There's a fine line between noble primitiveness and simple ineptitude. Too often Crazy Horse crosses that line".
You ask brilliance or noise and bad technique. Crazy Horse was both at the same time!
|Deep Forest - Forest Hymn|
(Feb 06, 2009 - 13:03)
| gekkosan wrote:|
I'm with you here.
I notice a curious and significant intolerance among teh RP audience for any vocals that divert from the mainstream Western Pop style. Unfortunate that, really.
Singing like this woman does requires an incredible amount of skill and voice control.
If that is really a human making those sounds, without the aid of studio trickery, then I'm well impressed. But while I may be impressed I still don't find it entertaining in anything beyond as a curiosity (and once is enough). I second what an earlier post said, if it is just tricks then I'm not impressed.
I'm not a hater, so I won't rate the song.
Ithaca is my hometown although I haven't lived there in about 30 years now.
|Tift Merritt - My Heart Is Free|
(Jan 22, 2009 - 14:35)
|She looks so much like my nextdoor neighbor that it's spooky. I told her that and she's never heard of Tift Merritt, even though the song "Broken" got quite a bit of air time on one local radio stations.|
|Sonny Landreth - Congo Square (live)|
(Jan 12, 2009 - 13:09)
| Mugro wrote:|
I can appreciate Sonny's guitar talent, but I like the Neville Brothers' version much better!
I guess this was one of the few instances when the cover is better than the original!!
His strength is on the guitar. His vocals are limited while the Neville's can harmonize with the best of them.
The two together would be the best of both worlds.
|The Stranglers - Always the Sun|
(Jan 06, 2009 - 13:00)
|Is this the same singer (Hugh Cornwall?) who did the vocals on their early stuff like "Git a Grip on Yourself" and "Nice and Sleezy"?|
|Jackson Browne - Fountain Of Sorrow|
(Jan 06, 2009 - 11:14)
| gypsyman wrote:|
I saw him in 1976 Springfield MA, not too long after she died, and he broke down during this song - the band had to to some musical "improvs" until he could sing again.....that was just one of those (at the time) ethereal experiences that leaves a stronger, more lasting impression on one than one realizes at the time.
I saw him about that same time and he was a mess and unfortunately so was the concert. You can certainly feel for the guy, especially in hindsight. He might have needed it but as a poor college student I didn't need to have to pay for it.
|The Clash - Police and Thieves|
(Jan 06, 2009 - 09:09)
| Limpopoking wrote:|Nah... Sandanista, BOTH discs, by far! Play some Bill... Show 'em!
Best. Clash. Album. Ever!
What do you mean BOTH? There were THREE discs. I think it probably could/should have been edited down to two or even one disc, but that's just my opinion. Seems like the price was low enough that you sort of got three for the price of two.
Oh, and I like this song. Also the Junior Marvin original version.
|Beck - Loser|
(Jan 02, 2009 - 07:45)
|"Things are gonna change, I can feel it".|
Amen to that brother!
|The Cardigans - The Road|
(Nov 17, 2008 - 11:48)
|I was just reading back through the comments and almost all of them say "She sounds like ...". I was thinking Lucinda Williams and several others hear it too.|
It's got to be a curse when people hear your music and they instantly think of someone else.
|The Real Tuesday Weld - I Believe|
(Sep 30, 2008 - 13:51)
| Misterfixit wrote:|
.... Tuesday Weld .. now there is a name from the past .... fevered wetdreamy kind of teenyboppertightsweater ... hangin' with the leather jacket greasyhair ducktail ciggies in the T-squirts pack .. using every orifice for pleasure and pain whilst her twisted neurons genuflect to a life of horror travail daddyIhateyou and mommydoesn'tcare slutty slut omg yes!
Check out the cover to Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" album - that's Tuesday Weld isn't it? Pretty sexy pose - until I read somewhere that she was 13 in that picture.
|Manu Chao - La Vida Tombola|
(Sep 27, 2008 - 13:46)
|He was one of the headliners at the first night of the Austin City Limits festival last night. After hearing him here I went to check him out.|
I generally don't give low ranks to songs because it seems kind of petty, but I had to rank this a 3. The description of a 3 is "Ho Hum" and that about sums it up. The performance didn't offend me, but after about 30 minutes I grew very tired and bored.
|English Beat - Save It for Later|
(Aug 08, 2008 - 14:06)
| ddog wrote:
Still holding up well 14 years later!
I agree it's holding up well, but it must be 24 years not 14.
|Death Cab For Cutie - Long Division|
(Jul 29, 2008 - 07:26)
| Alpine wrote:
I like the other tunes on this album, but this one stinks.
I don't own the album so the only other song I'm familiar with is... well you know what song it is. I was just thinking that I like this song a lot more. I didn't listen to the lyrics, but the tune was catchy
|Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway|
(Jul 28, 2008 - 12:42)
| jools wrote:
Oh dear - what a pity. I hoped never to hear That Collins Bloke on this wonderful station. Still, can't be perfect all teh time.
He's a pretty good drummer, which is all he does on this track.
|Matthew Sweet - Thought I Knew You|
(Jul 11, 2008 - 11:28)
blaaaaaaah, depressing to listen to someone who has written a song about centering their life around someone else. guhhhhh!
Not this song, but another of his songs, "Someone to Pull the Trigger" had a line that always struck me as one of the saddest in all of of pop music
"everything I'll ever be I've been"
If sung by a teenager you can brush it off, but by some in their mid/late twenties is really depressing.
|Elvis Costello - Walking On Thin Ice|
(Jun 17, 2008 - 12:21)
|It's been years since I've heard the Yoko Ono version. On this version Elvis sings "I, I, I, I..." about 10 times. On the Ono version she SHRIEKS what sounds like "Ike, Ike, Ike, Ike..." for what seems like a minute or more.
I'd like to hear the original version again, once, and RP is probably the only place where you could hope to hear it.
|Allman Brothers - Jessica|
(Jun 09, 2008 - 14:47)
as lovely as this is it reveals the loss of depth sans Duane.
I was thinking how this song demonstrated how well they picked themselves up after the loss of Duane Allman and Barry Oakley. It was definitely a different band but still good.
|Tori Amos - Big Wheel|
(Apr 28, 2008 - 13:00)
|"Get off the cross, we need the wood".
Tom Waits used that line in a song as well. Not sure of the song but I'm thinking Mule Variations, maybe "Come on up to the House"
So what is it; a) an expression I've never heard of, b) one copped the line from the other or c) they both thought of it independently?
|New Order - True Faith|
(Apr 28, 2008 - 12:12)
|When I was younger, and this was new, I couldn't stand to hear it. I didn't like the whole synth-pop-dance thing. For the most part I still don't but now that I don't hear it all the time I really like this tune.
I think it's just this one tune though - still don't go for the synth-pop-dance stuff.
|James McMurtry - Where'd You Hide The Body|
(Apr 27, 2008 - 11:35)
|JM is a big favorite of mine and I've seen him and the Heartless Bastards play on many occasions but I've never heard him play this song. I wonder what the story is. I think it's one of his best songs and he does play other stuff from this period.|
|Rolling Stones - Miss You|
(Apr 25, 2008 - 12:11)
|I still have my original copy of the LP, with all the faces, before they were sued and had to blank out a bunch of them.|
|Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally|
(Apr 18, 2008 - 13:13)
|Back in the day, when the drinking age in NY was 18 I lived in a college town - which means we were sneaking into bars at about 16 - there was a bar that closed each night with this medley. When it came on you knew it was last call.
The back ground vocals in Hey Julia are so bad - I love them.
Great bass line in Sneakin' Sally
|Los Lobos - The Town|
(Apr 18, 2008 - 12:31)
I have a great deal of respect for this man's guitar artistry.
He's so understated and brilliant.
Hildago and Rosas are a serious one-two punch.
|Talking Heads - Seen And Not Seen|
(Apr 14, 2008 - 13:51)
|I think I may have seen one of the first, if not THE first shows from the "Remain In Light" tour. No one had a clue as to what to expect, I hadn't even seen a clue in the music rags. It was at a big outdoor festival, must have been 1980, at the Mossport race track near Toronto.
I had been a fan with the first album, Talking Heads '77, but had gradually lost interest and thought that they had become a bit pretentious. I had been up near the stage all day but decided to give it a break for the Heads and went back a couple hundred yards on a little hill. First David Byrne comes out alone, then he's joined one-by-one by additional members until there were 8 or 9 musicians and they were into the full Remain in Light show, what some were calling "jungle punk" at the time. Like everyone there I was blown away. The album wasn't release for a few more weeks. Until the album was release I was telling anyone who would listen that they weren't going to believe the new Heads when it came out.
Actually I think it does sound a bit dated now, but it was definitely a shock at the time.
|Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - The Thrill is Gone|
(Mar 10, 2008 - 12:55)
|This song has a 6.7 rating, which isn't bad at all.
I just checked to see the rating for B. B. King's version. There is some justice in this world. It has 9.2 rating with 55% of the votes giving it a 10. This version just can't stand up next to the original. I'm not saying it's bad... oh hell I am. It's bad.
|Los Lobos - Bertha|
(Feb 19, 2008 - 07:03)
These Dead covers sound way better than the real deal.
I've got to agree. I was never a Dead fan but I bought this CD (got to be 15 years ago now) and love it. With only a couple exceptions the versions are significantly different from the originals.
|Webb Wilder - Big Time|
(Feb 07, 2008 - 13:33)
|Just tuned in and saw that I missed Webb. I own this CD and will have to dig it out.
As he describes himself:
Last of the full grown men. The idol of idle youth.
|Cat Power - Ramblin' (Wo)Man|
(Feb 05, 2008 - 08:08)
|There have been several posts saying what/who this sounds like. It damn sure don't sound like Hank!
I like it.
|Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland|
(Jan 31, 2008 - 11:35)
|Similar in nature to side 2 of the previous album, which I like a bit better.
Incident on 57th St
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
New York City Serenade
|Allman Brothers - Trouble No More|
(Jan 29, 2008 - 15:39)
''I'm a little pimp with my shoes shined black...''
The prime riff reminds of Uncle Frank's Willie the Pimp.
Yes, they are similar - but not the same.
There's a song that definitely should be on RP. Captin Beefheart on vocals. Was that Jean Luc Ponte on violin, maybe Ian Underwood, I can't remember. And an 8 minute guitar solo by Zappa that is stunning!
|Rickie Lee Jones - Danny's All-Star Joint|
(Jan 16, 2008 - 14:19)
I found those lyrics online too, but they don't quite match what I just heard her sing - something about "matching ball to the chicken in the pot"... I dunno
I'm pretty sure "matching ball" is "matzo ball".
That's one POPPIN' bass!
|Tom Waits - Get Behind The Mule|
(Jan 04, 2008 - 07:35)
|John Hammond did a CD of Tom Waits covers, including this song. He's a find musician and anyone has a better voice, but even so I much prefer the originals. |
|Andrew Bird - Imitosis|
(Jan 02, 2008 - 13:59)
I believe he says Imitosis, the name of the song.
But Imitosis isn't a word or is it? I know what mitosis means (I got degree in Biology, then immediately got an another degree in CS where I've been ever since).
|Bruce Springsteen - Highway Patrolman|
(Dec 19, 2007 - 06:36)
|I don't own this album but I do have the tribute album of different artists doing this album. I think it's called Badlands or something like that.
Dar Williams does this song and although I like her version I now realize that the original is even better.
|The Dead 60s - Riot Radio|
(Dec 18, 2007 - 06:26)
Yep - and not a bad thing...
Really, that's NOT Joe Jackson? Surely it is.
|Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er|
(Dec 12, 2007 - 11:26)
|Wondering what the title is shortened from.
Generally apostrophes are used when you shorten a word by taking one or more letters out, or smash two words together and lose a letter.
So what's missing from D'yer and Mak'er?
|Los Lobos - Kiko and the Lavender Moon|
(Dec 07, 2007 - 07:37)
|I think this is one of the rare albums where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
I'd rate the album a 10 (a strong 10) but probably not any of the individual songs.
|Neil Young - Dont Let It Bring You Down|
(Dec 07, 2007 - 06:52)
|Isn't this the song on the CSNY Live album that he introduces with the line:
"This song starts out kind of slow.... and then just fizzles out altogether".
|The Beatles - Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry|
(Dec 05, 2007 - 13:03)
|the majority of votes are 9 or 10. Personally I just don't see the need for this project at all.
But I guess there are people who don't care for swiming, cycling or running but they like triathlons. Give me the originals. I'd rather hear two Beatles songs in a row than this.
|Lucinda Williams - Joy|
(Oct 13, 2007 - 15:10)
Bettye LaVette's cover blows this out of the water.
I like them both (and since I usually don't like covers maybe that means that Betty LaVette's version IS better).
This song is best done live because it really gives the band a chance to stretch out. Every time I've seen her live this song is a highlight.
|The Doors - Riders On The Storm|
(Sep 22, 2007 - 11:11)
|I just saw Lucinda Williams last week and she covered this song. As much as I love Lucinda there was really no reason (or excuse) for her (or anyone) to cover this song. It's been done and I can't imagine anyone doing it any better.|
|Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey|
(Sep 22, 2006 - 10:40)
Van's gonna be at ACL Fest this year. i already bought my ticket. Can't afford rent now, and was starting to freak out about it, but listening to this song is making me feel better. Im thinking a chance to see this guy live is going to be worth the expense.
I was looking forward to his set. I ended up sitting quite a ways back from the stage and the sound was much too low. Too bad because from what I could hear it sounded like he was in good voice with a good band.
Rather than try and work my way over 20,000 bodies in the dark I just gave up and cut out early.
|Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection|
(Sep 12, 2006 - 16:46)
Certainly one of Joan's better known songs, but DEFINITELY not one of her best. If you like this song, please check out her other albums, you won't be disappointed.
Four and a half years later but... DEFINITELY one of my favorites and I think one of her best.
Just recently I heard her and thought about a live album she did called Steppin' Out. It was great but was only released in Canada. Somehow my old college roommate had it. Wish I had taped it back then.
Got to love the internet. Searched and found the LP in great shape for a good price.
|Boz Scaggs - Loan Me A Dime|
(Mar 24, 2006 - 11:18)
Drat!!!!! Missed it!!!!
How dare my clients call me when I should be listening to good tunes on RP!~!!!!!!
I use the RealPlayer and it allows you to pause, rewind, etc. Kind of like Tivo for internet radio.
Another nice thing is that you can bring up the RP web page in an attached pane so you can view the playlist, view comments and reply without having a separate web browser open.
|Matthew Sweet - Thought I Knew You|
(Mar 24, 2006 - 09:52)
He is still doing music. He also did a side project called 'The Thorns'; good stuff.
I heard that he's been collaborating with Suzanna Huff of the Bangles. Not sure if any releases are planned.
During the SxSW conference I was listening to Austin stations (via the internet, I don't live anywhere near Austin) and they were going to broadcast a live performance but I wasn't able to listen at that time.
I agree about the Girlfriend CD, a classic. Altered Beast is pretty close. All of his others have one or two great tunes but don't stand up as a whole.
I saw him once in concert and I hate to sound so old but it was so loud that every song was basically white noise. I knew every song he played but often it was a minute into the song that I could distinguish just what song it was.
|Aimee Mann - The Moth|
(Mar 16, 2006 - 18:19)
|One more vote for the studio version.
I've heard a few cuts off this live album after each one I ask why she released that performance. Her voice just wasn't good that night.