|Coldplay - Viva la Vida|
(Feb 16, 2009 - 08:21)
| jjbix wrote:|
truly a LAME song
i thought it was me, esp. when they received so much love at the grammy's.
|Ben Harper - Jah Work|
(Feb 16, 2009 - 08:00)
| wrangler wrote:|
ben harper strikes me as a total poser
|The Clash - The Magnificent Seven|
(Aug 15, 2006 - 17:24)
You didn't miss a thing. Believe me.
you gotta be kidding. it was a point of response to racism, cold war, class war through co-opting the black underclass, drugs, mega rock stardom or avarice, with youthful ingenuity and garageland creativty from the most unlikely of kids. informed protest music through unskilled musicians. post vietnam, post flower-power: cities, esp. la, new york, chicago, atlanta, miami and london all sucked at the time, and offered next to nothing. suburbia was worse. i'd go further by suggesting that this was nascent global awareness of human rights that brought about the internet, improved race relations (reverse white flight), and the culture of skating, boarding, and so much more.
|U2 - Bad|
(Aug 15, 2006 - 15:16)
As much as I like this tune, the studio version can't hold a candle to the live on from "Wide Awake in America"
yes indeed (diff of a 8-10)
|R.E.M. - (don't go back to) Rockville|
(Aug 15, 2006 - 09:20)
Great song with great memories attached. Reckoning and Murmur are (in my humble opinion) their best albums....definitely stranded on a desert island albums.
monster, fables..., out of time too.
|Beck - The New Pollution|
(Aug 14, 2006 - 11:22)
Beck is crap. All his music is crap. He is crap.
see what you mean. however, amazing acoustic set at the tibetan freedom concert in san fran in '96. i'll never forget it. yoko and ima rocked too.
|Laura Veirs - Galaxies|
(Aug 07, 2006 - 14:54)
Clever playlist, Bill. :)
Laura Veirs - Galaxies
The Flaming Lips - Vein of Stars
Moby - We Are All Made Of Stars
galaxie 500 -- i wish
|English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom|
(Aug 02, 2006 - 17:45)
Jamaican bands began covering U.S. R&B hits, but the more adventurous took the nuts and bolts of the sound and melded them with energetic jazz conceits - particularly in the ever-present horn section - and emerged around 1956 with a hybrid concoction christened ska. There are several candidates for the first ska song Laurel Aitkens Boogie in My Bones, Joe Higgs Manny-O, and the Folkes Brothers Oh! Carolina, all recorded in Kingston circa 1958.
|Air - La Femme D'Argent|
(Aug 02, 2006 - 17:06)
The Money Woman? I don't get it...I guess they had to call it something...like the bassline tho...
literal is not literacy
|Neil Young - Sugar Mountain|
(Aug 02, 2006 - 07:41)
I was sitting on some stairs when I had my first cigarette. It was early May, like now, and my bad-influence friend laughed at me cause I didn't inhale. Marlboro Reds. We were drinking Busch out of wine goblets, like it was Brandy
|Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You|
(Jul 31, 2006 - 17:23)
|my buddy tells a story where he went to see her live, and early on she walks off stage, not feeling the audience. i wasn't there, but i feel she would know what she's talking about...|
|New Order - 60 MPH|
(Jul 31, 2006 - 09:50)
whaddafuck. this is so goddamn weak.
i use to love this band back in the day.
they are not, and never were, rockers.
this is not their forte.
it just does not work for them.
was gonna say the same thing. it's been along time since temptation and everything's gone green -- my personal favorite ep. frame of reference is always problematic
|The Smiths - Cemetry Gates|
(Jul 28, 2006 - 07:18)
great tune from the best Smiths LP. How bad the newest Morrissey sounds compared to this.
if you had listened to them from the very beginning this might sound like the group at their worst. i became so ashamed of myself earlier. almost every group provides that.
|Gnarls Barkley - Gone Daddy Gone|
(Jul 26, 2006 - 09:50)
What's the purpose of this cover? I love covers where the band put's their own spin on a song. But this version doesn't include any of that.
exactly, but i think the purpose of this cover is to introduce it to a whole new audience, not tweak it for the same.
|Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues|
(Jul 25, 2006 - 13:27)
I can add only a little to these comments. "Inner City Blues" is the rousing yet poignant closer to a fine set of soul music and soul singing, perhaps the finest single soul record ever made. Feel the flow through the whole album, the sadness, the hope. The anger muted by understanding. Salvation comes only by love and still more love, founded upon forgiveness of wrong. A deeply (deeper than most can fathom) religious sensibility, in the best sense. I can rarely listen to this without real tears. I love this album like I would love a good, good person who has forgiven me something wrong I had done him. Fuck Jesus--give me Marvin.
you guys are a good group of progressive listeners, but sometimes i fear that you don't get it. a secret: it hurts when you don't, and so i try to say i don't care. but i care.
still, many people of your/our generation think that all problems are solved. it's all fair. i base that on perceptions about what is relevant, especially in music. i think hip hop and RnB should be pulling at you to understand where people are coming from. if, like at an akward stage in the relationship, we continue to talk about race at this point it is because it is still relevant.
still, anything after stevie wonder, and the heyday of the struggle, is lower art, pop candy a la stephin merritt. even on this site nothing remotely current in the lives of black people is aired out, unless it's exotic ben harper, or old school reggae, jazz and blues. there is an amazingly rich, if you consider its brevity, history of beautiful hip-hop and progressive RnB. i suspect that the overriding factor is the problems with one or a few of the common complaints about this music: too overtly sexual, misogynistic, money-money-money, and tones and language that is sometimes too angry and foul: nobody wanted the women before rosa parks and jane roe as representations either.
where's the progressive, unifying spirit? there is a growing tendency amongst too many to write off those who don't get it: the rednecks to the relgious right to the rappers. this may be the wrong place to hear everything that 2pac is saying, but i hope that we resist the challenge to open up.
|Ben Harper - Excuse Me Mister|
(Jun 07, 2006 - 17:29)
OK so I read the lyrics. All I can say is, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi
For those of you whose primary language isn't English, please pardon me... One of my pet peeves is reading published articles where the writer uses "you're" (you are) and the possessive "your" interchangably, which is the case on that lyrics page. The same with "they're" (they are), "there" and "their". This doesn't bug me so much when people use it in things like message boards or personal correspondence.
the lyrics sites serve as message boards in that listeners provide the lyrics to help us interested parties. i cannot say for sure what ben's own understanding is, but i can say that he did not contribute them to the lyric site that was provided for us.
|The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing|
(Jun 07, 2006 - 16:18)
|about time that this pleasant little site gave it up to "other" artists. gets to be too white "classic" rock in its tastes, or the evolution of popular music. reminds how in the 80s kroq in la still wouldn't touch black music even when most of songs were a tribute to it.|