The Who - Quadrophenia (Dec 03, 2012 - 15:00) Saw the event in Pittsburgh recently; very excellent even with aging voices. Young Starkey was really good on drums. Had to go; first date w/ my wife (still) was Tommy in 1969. Boston University homecoming.
Guster - Ruby Falls (May 14, 2012 - 12:41) As I understand the definition, this is most certainly a "driveway song" (can't go in the house until it's over)!
Gary Jules - Mad World (May 03, 2012 - 09:32) This is one of the very small class of songs that just stop me to volume up and listen when I hear it start.
Elton John - Border Song (May 03, 2012 - 08:41) BLADERUNNER wrote:
Compared to his later commercial work, the older material was so much better. why did he stray so far from the fold?
Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus (Apr 18, 2012 - 07:41) Wasn't much of a fan until he got well toward the end with stuff like this. Now I get to re-examine his work.
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Jan 05, 2012 - 13:59) But then, I still love it ... sirdroseph wrote:
I wonder if there were any quantative analysis to figure out the most played songs in history. This one would surely come in the top 10. I will be most pleased to never hear this song again and have done quite well to avoid it seeing how I do not listen to commercial radio and the few times I actually listen to this station, I make sure and run to the mute when this is played. It has kept me safe;
eternal vigilance is the price of non repetition. Is the song good? I guess so, I just don't know anymore.
Eric Clapton - River of Tears (Sep 28, 2011 - 13:03) Randomax wrote:
so sad....I know, this kind of pain eases but never dies...
I may be an old guy whose Mom and Dad are both gone, but I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. I do hope the catharsis of song helps.
Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better (Sep 21, 2011 - 13:06) kingart wrote:
One of the Byrds' great numbers, well treated by Tom P and his boys, but he's always been a fan of McGuinn and that sound.
Couldn't agree more.
The Beatles - Across The Universe (May 05, 2011 - 12:00) The_Enemy wrote: I've also heard that John used to have his vocals duplicated and laid on top of each other (I don't know the technical term for this) to make his voice sound stronger. I believe they all did this (double tracking) almost all the time.
David Bowie - Panic In Detroit (May 04, 2011 - 13:07) One of the great things about RP is Bill's ability to segue music together that really make sense. However, that means sometimes you really dig what you hear for a while, and sometimes ... well .. not.
Peter Gabriel - Ngankarrparni (May 04, 2011 - 12:51) Sloggydog wrote:
One hell of a long intro...could possibly do with a song on the end of it
Kept waiting for something to happen. Previously unfamiliar with this.
Redlight King - Old Man (Apr 28, 2011 - 13:32) I have the same attitude about getting exposed to new stuff from RP. However, this is not for my ear at all. It does follow a bunch of stuff I really approved of tho'. rough1 wrote:
yes please—-i listen to RP so i can get exposed to something that i don't already know—-i thought it was fun since i Loved the original for some decades already—tryin' to hold the teen form till the end
Little Feat - Oh Atlanta (Apr 11, 2011 - 14:05) Fortunate enough to have seen them in Boston about the time this was released. Didn't know who they were going in, bit I sure did walking out. romeotuma wrote: Still love it... this album was released in 1974...
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Mar 01, 2011 - 12:40) This 3-some of Stevens/Hoyem/Buckley brought my work day to a temporary stop!
The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life (Dec 06, 2010 - 13:27) They were in their most creative period with these albums. Superb music, and as you say, it changed everything. westslope wrote:
Cannot agree. Great song off an amazing album. Yesterday and Today, Revolver, Rubber Soul changed contemporary music forever.
Peter Gabriel - Feeling Begins (Nov 03, 2010 - 12:14) Certainly got me also. nerakdon wrote:
When will I learn not to turn this song up in the beginning? How many times will it take?
Chorus of Tribes - Into Morocco (Sep 22, 2010 - 08:59) Well over 55% have rated this 7 or above. choderama wrote:
Why are so many people hating on this song? I mean, it's not the greatest song or anything, but it's at the very least relaxing and easy on the ears, no?
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Apr 06, 2010 - 09:58) Went looking at the Debussy cd cover (Jardins sous la pluie) and discovered the same painting twice, but one in a whiter shade of pale. Of course, followed up by Procol Harum playing .... "A whiter ..." well, you know.
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam (Feb 12, 2010 - 12:58) Since I haven't seen anyone else comment on this in a while, how about Bill's ability to string some great works together that really make sense.
Rachid Taha - Barra Barra (Nov 11, 2009 - 13:05) Not sure what to make of this, but I had to look it up to see what's going on. Another polarizing play I guess but isn't that why we listen?
Youngbloods - Darkness, Darkness (Aug 31, 2009 - 06:27) Takes me 'way back to the Psychedelic Supermarket in Boston's Kenmore Square before anybody knew. Sitting on folding chairs about 15 feet away from the band.
Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better (Mar 19, 2009 - 07:25) ICHawk wrote:
I'd love to hear the original on RP sometime. While I like this version....it's just a half a tick too slow, IMHO.
I'm with you. I love this song, but this version is just a little too refined compared to the Byrds.
Little Feat - Spanish Moon (Dec 05, 2008 - 14:23) These guys opened for somebody (?) back in Boston in the 70's. Had me dancing in the aisle (and I don't dance). Jeez, they were good!
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - In Like The Rose (Dec 04, 2008 - 05:58) milchschnitte wrote:
I LOVE RP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exactly! It's great to hear the old stuff I grew up with and love, but it's even better to get exposed to magic new sounds.
Leo Kottke - Pepe Hush (Apr 28, 2008 - 07:42) I was such a Kottke fan in the 70s. I'm having a little trouble with this phase of his.
The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Apr 28, 2008 - 06:37) I had heard the same thing. He was in a brain lock groping for new song ideas (after so many I believe it) , saw the poster and there you have it.
I read somewhere that John got the idea for this song from a poster of a circus that he saw. If anyone knows if this is true, let me know. I figured that if anyone would know it would be a radioparadise listener.
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist (Feb 26, 2008 - 11:45) How can anybody listen to single genre stations once you listen to RP for a few days!
This is what makes RP eclectic and worth listening to!
Devlins - Waiting (Feb 13, 2008 - 06:16) First time listen on this: it is very moody and picturesque.
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Dec 02, 2007 - 06:37) It amazes me that so many people have rated this version at 8 or over and the neg. comments are so prominent on the Comments page.
Stray Cats - Sleepwalk (Nov 30, 2007 - 12:15) Rendergirl wrote:
no matter who plays it, I always think of cheesy horror movies.....
And I think of slow dancing when I discovered girls ('way back then).
Beck - Beautiful Way (Nov 29, 2007 - 03:59) Good segue from Itchycoo Park (..it's all too beautiful ..)
Bob Dylan - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Nov 27, 2007 - 11:13) After yesterday's discussion of Roger McGuinn/Tom Petty an early line in this song is pretty funny "..put up your tent McGuinn..."
K.D. Lang - Hallelujah (Nov 27, 2007 - 10:32) So far I do too.
Bill sure likes this song, in every variety.
Coldplay - Warning Sign (Nov 27, 2007 - 05:46) Got a special place in my heart for Coldplay 'cause my then high school age daughter let me accompany her to a concert (just the 2 of us) .. and she thought I was pretty cool for doing it!
Youngbloods - Get Together (Nov 13, 2007 - 05:59) Loved this ever since I saw them in a basement cafe in Boston about '67 or so with about 100 other people. Time & place thing.
Cream - Crossroads (Aug 30, 2007 - 04:09) This was such a good era for EC & always really liked Cream.
The Beatles - For No One (Aug 03, 2007 - 07:34) A so-so track on this album is a 9.5 for those of us in high school at the time. It is absurd to compare the impact and influence of the Beatles back in the 60's to that of the Eels now.
Gomez - Miles End (Jul 31, 2007 - 03:39) Thanks for the introduction to Gomez. This is one of the examples of why Internet radio benefits the group; I went right out & bought the cd once I knew about it.
Youngbloods - Get Together (Jun 11, 2007 - 06:06) Really had to be there at the time. I was, and saw them at a small place in Boston with about 200 other people (before they really got hot).
The Kinks - Victoria (May 18, 2007 - 05:25) I always liked this album. Seems to me that it didn't receive much critical acclaim at the time.
The Who - Amazing Journey/Sparks (Mar 20, 2007 - 06:08) Absolutely groundbreaking album.
The Who played this at my college homecoming weekend back when it was just released. First date with my future wife. Pretty special memory.
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (Mar 19, 2007 - 06:52) I can't even rate this 'cause I'm numb from hearing this 'way too often. I think I used to really like it.
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Feb 23, 2007 - 08:37) One of the best songs of all time!
One of the best Queen songs of all time!
Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line (Feb 20, 2007 - 10:38) Long time between..
Agree with these comments, but good to hear it again.
Funny how old this is... and the different elements are so similar to sampled work right now.
Not my fave Joni, but she stretched her horizons.
The Who - Baba O'Riley (Feb 11, 2007 - 18:03) I well remember when this first really amazed me as a tour de force. Still something.
Morphine - Rope On Fire (Jan 22, 2007 - 04:56) I try hard not to be negative in my comments, but the more I hear of Morphin the less I like it.
Hot Tuna - Water Song (Jan 19, 2007 - 09:19) Record company exec's say the audience doesn't like instrumentals. Nuts to that. I love this.
Mich Gerber - Zumurud (Jan 19, 2007 - 04:22) Listening to this I think back to the good old days (my kids hate it when I start that way). Rock & Roll was just starting to invade the FM band and what we got was variety on the station. Thanks.
David Bromberg - Sharon (Jan 08, 2007 - 13:45) Al_Koholic wrote:
Wow I can't believe the mixed response to this song and the low rating. Myself-a 9
I'm with you
Richard Shindell - Confession (Jan 05, 2007 - 06:51) Richard can sometimes be a pretty hard guy to listen to because of the nature of the human condition he takes on. I like this and most of his other stuff that I've heard (live & recorded).