|Radar - Sirocco|
(May 09, 2013 - 10:12)
| TerryS wrote:|
I need to water my camels - where did I leave those two bricks?
I need to put my camel to bed.
|The Beatles - You Never Give Me/The End|
(Apr 30, 2013 - 12:51)
| Spiderwoman wrote:|
I hope kids are still growing up on this
Mine are too! Also, played them some Cab Calloway on the way to school today. Daughter says, "He's not singing words -- he's just making it up as he goes along!" Why yes, he is.
|A Camp - Us and Them|
(Apr 29, 2013 - 09:51)
|I like. This song still sounds good when stripped of its production bombast.|
|Pixies - Where Is My Mind|
(Apr 12, 2013 - 21:56)
| The_Enemy wrote:|
Check the medicine cabinet
'Cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes
Then as I walked down Second Avenue toward St. Mark's Place
Where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street
I saw my (mind) lying on a blanket next to a broken toaster oven
Some guy was selling it
I had to buy it off him
He wanted 22 bucks but I talked him down to 17
I took it home, washed it off
And put it back on
(I'd love RP to play some King Missile. "Jesus was way cool" is another great song of theirs)
Yes! And I'd love to hear "I Am a Sensitive Artist" or "The Story of Willy."
|The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon|
(Feb 06, 2013 - 16:49)
| Stratocaster wrote:|
Been a rabid Beatles fan since I remember liking music. But this is not their best work, and only gets a 6 from me.
I always contend that the White Album should have been trimmed from a double to a single album.
That's how I have it in my iTunes :)
Agreed. I could have done without "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill," too.
|Toots & The Maytals - Take Me Home, Country Roads|
(Dec 27, 2012 - 10:32)
| jbunniii wrote:|
I once heard this song performed by a Karaoke singer in a hotel in Thailand, who clearly did not speak any English and was simply doing her best to imitate the syllables. It breathed new life into the song for me.
I'd rather hear that than this.
|The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home|
(Nov 10, 2012 - 19:59)
| Byronape wrote:|
Yep, born and raised in and around Athens. My dad still has the farm that I grew up on, about 15 miles from Athens, even though it's not a working farm any more. It's mostly about 400 acres of woods and 90 acres of floodplain.
I miss being down there. Miles and miles of hills and trees, dirt roads, and quiet... In a lot of ways, it's a paradise down there. Too bad there just isn't any work to be found.
Still, I'd love to retire back down there sometime. Maybe start an alpaca farm or something. That would be nice.
Sounds ideal. I think about retiring there, too. That's a long way off right now, though.
|Joni Mitchell - Dreamland|
(Oct 30, 2012 - 15:30)
| Yeoleman wrote:|
She wrote this way before Paul Simon wrote Graceland, yet he gets all the credit for "discovering" South African music and musicians...
He gets all the blame, too. As though bringing some excellent artists to the attention of people who would otherwise never have heard them is something to be embarrassed about. Musicians swap ideas all the time. If they didn't, we wouldn't have blues, jazz, or rock.
|Peter Gabriel - Blood Of Eden|
(Oct 30, 2012 - 15:06)
| stevendejong wrote:|
Indeed. Let's all clap after he hits a high note of anguish. And let's shout "PEEETERRRR!!!" all the time. They do this on almost every track of this live CD. Which I don't listen to for that reason.
... on the other hand, on the studio CD this wonderful song is followed by the putrid stench named Steam.
Well, I remember when I saw Bruce Springsteen without knowing that it is the custom for the audience to yell BRUUUUUUUUUUCE throughout the whole thing, even before he takes the stage. I wondered why they were booing him, especially when he hadn't even done anything yet. Yes, the show started a little late, but was it worth all that fuss? Then I was like, "Oh, duh."
|Bob Dylan - Buckets of Rain|
(Oct 30, 2012 - 11:34)
| socalhol wrote:|
I agree! Neko does this song WAY more justice than Bob.
I third that sentiment.
|Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People|
(Oct 29, 2012 - 07:32)
| rockpommel16 wrote:|
...NOW the room is empty,.......cause romeo has checked out........hope he finds another place to hear RP.......
What? Oh no!
|Cat Stevens - Miles from Nowhere|
(Oct 26, 2012 - 14:08)
| AlienRelic wrote:|
This is a man who said that the assassination of Salmon Rushdie for writing "The Satanic Verses" would be completely justifed. That's nutso in my book. The same kind of narrow minded thinking that led to 911. To hell with him.
He's recanted those statements many times since. People say pretty strange things when they are hot with enthusiasm for a new religious faith.
|Kate Bush - The Sensual World|
(Sep 24, 2012 - 13:19)
| kaybee wrote:|
My God, I feel old! I remember first seeing her on Saturday Night Live in the late '70s (when Eric Idle of Monty Python introduced her) and she couldn't have been any more than 18 years old at the time. Sitting on top of the piano and I think she sang "Those Heavy People" and "Man with the Child in His Eyes". I agree with some others here that "The Kick Inside" is one of her best albums.
"The Kick Inside" has some great stuff on it, but her voice has really filled out since then. I like the later versions of the material from that album better for that reason.
|Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon|
(Sep 16, 2012 - 19:17)
| fuzzy wrote:|
The segue from Mazzy Star - Fade Into You to this song doesn't work at all.
Agreed, but I like both songs so I'll go with it.
|Neil Young - Down By The River|
(Jul 27, 2012 - 07:05)
| expatlar wrote:|
Maybe he wrote about murder because it's one of the things humans do. Love, hate, war, lovemaking, all the stuff of art isn't it? Not liking a song because it has violence or hatred in it would precude liking an awful lot of music, art, theatre, etc.. that has been made throughout human history.
And just because he wrote/sang about it doesn't mean he advocates it.
People do a lot of things I don't want to hear about. For example, any act performed by someone with the name "Kardashian." And the person Neil is singing about doesn't exactly sound apologetic or self-reflective here — more like he wants us to feel sorry for him. I'd rather hear from the victim.
|The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony|
(Jul 11, 2012 - 10:19)
| Stratocaster wrote:|
Have any of you haters actually listened to the album? It's pretty good, and most of the songs are nothing like this one. "Lucky Man" and "The Drugs Don't Work" are especially good, I think.
There's a reason the song went #1 in Canada, #2 in the UK and #4 in the US. There was talent behind it.
I'm not a hater, but I have listened to the album. I agree, good album all the way through, especially "The Drugs Don't Work." I bought the album based on the single, expecting to be disappointed, and was instead pleasantly surprised.
|Cardigans - My Favourite Game|
(Jul 06, 2012 - 11:06)
|I thought this was No Doubt. I don't mind them, actually, but I have a feeling if this song really was by No Doubt it would be covered with abuse, not praise.|
|The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines|
(Jun 29, 2012 - 15:42)
| Bakaretsu wrote:|
reminds me of stairway to heaven...anyone?
I thought it was a cover until I turned it up a bit louder. Quite a shameless ripoff, really.
|Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River|
(Jun 13, 2012 - 13:07)
| chelsiaann wrote:|
I feel bad saying this, mostly because I'm sure that I don't know the merits and musicianship of Robbie Robertson, but this kind of sounds like an SNL spoof on porn music.
I don't mind this song, but that's pretty funny.
"KPORN. Playing slutty, sleazy music all day."
|Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love|
(Jun 10, 2012 - 17:25)
| zerosomething wrote:|
Trying to get every Beattles style in one song?
Now I'd like to hear "Life in a Northern Town." How about it, Bill? It's been more than a year since you took it for a spin.
|Jethro Tull - Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of the New Day)|
(Jun 04, 2012 - 14:25)
| ScottishWillie wrote:| zeelandhills wrote:
thanks for this! college memories of cranking the stereo very loud and dancing wildly! okay, still do that..
Ditto this song is a time machine back to my college days.
Back to early childhood for me. I don't objectively care for Tull, but I like the memory transportation.
|Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws|
(May 29, 2012 - 09:32)
| Forest267 wrote:|
Are Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros getting a check for this?
Maybe they'll split it with Arcade Fire.
|The Head And The Heart - Lost in My Mind|
(May 28, 2012 - 15:39)
| Siete wrote:|
Reminds me of Bob Seger piano work...I really like it.
Hey, you're right! I'll bet these guys could do a mean rendition of "Night Moves."
|The Cure - Close To Me|
(May 28, 2012 - 14:52)
| NeuroGeek wrote:|
7 —> 8. But, my fav version of this song is the slower "Closer Mix" on Mixed Up.
|Andrew Bird - Desperation Breeds|
(May 10, 2012 - 15:58)
| hippiechick wrote:|
I have mixed feelings about AB. I love his classical pieces. He's a great whistler, but whistling sometimes annoys me. I haven't listened to his new one yet.
Give it a try, I enjoyed it much more than his last one (though I liked that one, too). Best of all is to see him live — he's about 10 times better in person.
|Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??|
(May 08, 2012 - 12:36)
|I first heard this song when I was pregnant with my two wonderful children. It always makes me think of how much I looked forward to getting to meet them in person and show them how life works on this big blue marble. |
|Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb|
(Apr 27, 2012 - 11:58)
| rdo wrote:|
I really used to have these strange dreams, when a child, where my hands felt like two balloons. That's so weird.
My daughter says the same thing when she has a fever, and I know she's never heard this song before. It was creepy the first time.
|Lightning Seeds - Pure|
(Apr 25, 2012 - 16:41)
| valerie wrote:|
i have no real reason for despising this song as much as i do...but i do... i suppose it stems from growing up in ohio and listening to way too much zeppelin...i pray that i never see the video...viva la differencia!!
I grew up in Ohio and I like this. I like Zeppelin, too.
|Breeders - Drivin' On 9|
(Apr 16, 2012 - 07:36)
| ninamo wrote:|
Always loved this song. HWY 9 in Nor Cal is amazing!
|Rodrigo y Gabriela - Tamacun|
(Mar 14, 2012 - 16:21)
| gvanas wrote:|
Doesn't this song appear in "Puss in Boots"?
Not this one, but some of their music does. I just watched it again last night with the kids.
|The Kinks - A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy|
(Mar 12, 2012 - 17:02)
| PA1749 wrote:|
Sorry but I just don't care for bands singing songs about being in a band. It just really isn't that clever.
Agreed. This song is better than most of its kind, but it still has to keep company with big chunks of cheese like "We're an American Band," "Rock and Roll Band," and "Wanted: Dead or Alive."
|The Beatles - Rain|
(Mar 06, 2012 - 13:14)
| crnkan wrote:|
Paul and Ringo are great on this song!
Yes, one of Ringo's best bits here.
|Elton John - Indian Sunset|
(Feb 03, 2012 - 16:37)
|I like early Elton/Bernie as much as the next person, but man is this song silly. I know people who aren't from the U.S. can't be expected to have an in-depth knowledge of American history, but would Elton and Bernie mix together the Irish, English and Welsh in the same song like they're all the same? Sheesh.|
|The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home|
(Jan 25, 2012 - 23:09)
| Byronape wrote:|
This makes me really miss sitting under the bridge across the river back home. I used to lean against the cut stone piling in the sand and look out across the Hocking River while just sitting and thinking and listening to music. I figured out my life so many times in that spot, too bad I wasn't able to keep up with all of those dreams. Reality has a hard way of waylaying even the best laid plans...
Still, even if very few of those daytime dreams ever came true, just dreaming them was a worthwhile experience that I wouldn't trade for anything.
Fellow Bobcat? Well met!
|It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird|
(Jan 25, 2012 - 15:43)
| Misterfixit wrote:|
White Bird must either fly or die, sort of ying and yangish, I think. What if, just supposing, that White Bird upon attempting escape, died? What then, isn't death the TRUE escape? Hummmm? Personally, I think the White Bird managed to fly out of the cage and then got halfway across the street when a big 18-wheeler took him away embedded in the radiator grill right next to the "Peterbilt" emblem.
You might be overthinking this just a bit.
Personally, I miss the days when people felt unselfconscious enough to sing stuff like this.
|Peter Gabriel - A Different Drum|
(Jan 25, 2012 - 15:33)
| lattalo wrote:|
I am pissed that Peter Gabriel is not in the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame.
He should be in there just for the song Biko alone, let alone all the
other great work he has done.
He's in with Genesis, but I agree — he should be in for his solo work, too.
Seems I heard this song on RP earlier today. I don't mind hearing it twice.
|Vienna Teng - Passage|
(Jan 19, 2012 - 06:42)
|I don't feel like hearing this first thing in the morning. Maybe not any other time, either.|
|Dire Straits - Romeo And Juliet|
(Dec 30, 2011 - 11:18)
| romeotuma wrote:|
Everybody in my hotel room loves this song about me and Juliet...
Forget her, romeotuma. She wasn't good enough for you.
|Supergrass - Tales Of Endurance|
(Dec 26, 2011 - 09:38)
|Love this. Now I'm longing for some Alan Parsons Project. "(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" would sound good after this.|
|Andrew Bird - Fitz & Dizzyspells|
(Dec 16, 2011 - 15:45)
| geordiezimmerman wrote:|
Brilliant. Great live performer too.
Good to know, because I have tickets to see him in April.
|David Bowie - Life on Mars?|
(Dec 07, 2011 - 17:31)
| mmoyer wrote:|
Last night I watched the Doctor Who special "The Waters of Mars," in which the Mars base was named for Bowie because of this song. And I just switched on RP, and this is playing.
I don't know, but you sound like my kinda guy.
|Yello - The Race|
(Dec 06, 2011 - 15:00)
Stop playing fun music ... trying to work here!
|Jayhawks - Waiting for the Sun|
(Oct 30, 2011 - 18:08)
|I saw the Jayhawks at First Avenue in 1992. I'd never heard of them so a friend took me to see them. Great show. I expected them to hit big after that, but alas.|
|Aerosmith - Dream On|
(Oct 26, 2011 - 14:42)
|Just when I think I'm done being surprised by this station! |
Stunningly surprising segue from Kate Bush. Who would have thought?
|Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing|
(Oct 10, 2011 - 12:15)
| tutakea wrote:|
this maybe the worst song stevie wonder ever did! this is muzak for shopping-malls, nothing more
Worse than "Part-Time Lover"? That would take some doing. But this song is awesome. Love early Stevie.
|John Lennon - Jealous Guy|
(Oct 10, 2011 - 10:23)
| onerb wrote:|
Have you ever been married?
Yup. And one of the reasons I'm not now is because my ex didn't know how to apologize.
|Kate Bush - Somewhere in Between|
(Sep 11, 2011 - 14:18)
| gshrieves wrote:|
The "washing machine" song you refer to is "Mrs Bartolozzi", and IMHO is one of the two best songs on the first disc (the other being "A Coral Room"). I'm not sure why so many people and reviewers focus on the "washing machine" refrain and completely ignore the brilliance of the rest of the lyrics - it's an incredibly moving and powerful song.
Agreed. "Mrs. Bartolozzi" is a perfect celebration of the joys of married life and love. It's so rare to hear a song with that perspective, instead of focusing on the excitement of a new relationship. I think the silliness of the refrain is deliberately meant to sound like a detergent commercial, underscoring the intimacy of the main lyrics.
|Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride|
(Aug 29, 2011 - 16:21)
| Blaggart wrote:|
It's a description of the Lambda Chi Alpha secret college fraternity initiation. At least, that's what John Kay says - although not publicly. Any article you read will refute this followed by dozens of comments providing support. The video (no longer on You Tube) nails it.
Yeah, I remember hearing that from another Lambda Chi. I always figured it for an urban legend, the same way everyone who went to a suburban high school in Ohio in 1988 said their school was the model for the movie "Heathers." We used to say that at my school, too, of course.
|K.D. Lang - Hallelujah|
(Aug 12, 2011 - 16:52)
| Jelani wrote:|
I can't stand this song regardless of who is singing it.
|The Cure - Just Like Heaven|
(Aug 09, 2011 - 11:24)
| Poacher wrote:|
Not at all. That is an excellent look and getting better with age like the patina on an antique cabinet. Just think how good he will look in another 20 years.
Works for Keith Richards, so why not?
|The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me|
(Aug 02, 2011 - 14:28)
| Cynaera wrote:|
Back again. I LOVE this song - especially now, after a conflagration with the brother-unit. I can't trash the house, but I can listen to The Who at ear-piercing decibels. It's my way of smashing a wall or screaming out loud. And when it's done, no damage ensues and I feel better. I REVERE music. It lets a person vent all manner of emotion, hopefully in a passive way. Anyone who carries it further is, um, scary...
I use Guns 'n' Roses for the same purpose. Welcome to the jungle!
|Indigo Girls - Sugar Tongue|
(Jul 21, 2011 - 16:32)
| NigelTufnel wrote:|
I'm hearing "You Belong To Me"
Why'd you tell me this...
Egad, you're right! Maybe that's why I keep thinking this song is a cover.
|Tori Amos - Past The Mission|
(Jul 10, 2011 - 14:34)
| Cynaera wrote:|
Hey - I have a great idea. Let's just bypass Tori Amos and go straight to Kate Bush.
Let's have Tori Amos AND Kate Bush. And Florence + the Machine. The more the merrier!
|Supergrass - Run|
(Jun 10, 2011 - 15:24)
|There's a Sesame Street song trying to break out of this.|
One two three four five, six seven eight nine ten, eleven twelve!
|Iron & Wine - Boy With a Coin|
(May 26, 2011 - 13:40)
| secretsauce wrote:|
Agreed! Somethin' about it makes it one of the sexiest damn videos I can remember.
If women are what turn you on, I guess so. If not, I'm afraid I&W is not comparable eye candy. Love his music though.
|Paul Simon - Love & Blessings|
(May 26, 2011 - 12:26)
| unclelonghair wrote:|
I have always found it somewhat incongruous and funny that ones of the whitest white dudes in music tries to draw from African, African-American, and roots music.
Just read in the paper today that Paul Simon advocated against the Grammy Awards' deletion of many of its ethnic and world music categories. So he walks his talk.
|Dengue Fever - Kiss Of The Bufo Alvarius|
(May 24, 2011 - 16:50)
|I don't like spite votes. I could vote every Grateful Dead or Elvis Costello song a 1 because I hate them, but what does it add?|
I like this. And an extra bump up because of the spite.
|Bill Withers - Lean on Me|
(May 24, 2011 - 13:13)
|So thankful this is the real Bill Withers version, and not the Club Nouveau version that bedeviled every one of my high school dances.|
|The Doors - Riders On The Storm|
(May 23, 2011 - 11:01)
| WakeUpWorld wrote:|
My wife says something is wrong with me wehn I say that male singers are far superior to female singers and sexier too. And I am straight. This vocal is so sensual that any girl would roll over for you if the lights were down low and give you what you want. Great stuff.....
Not this girl. I've always thought this was a great song ruined by mediocre, nonsensical lyrics. Oh well.
|Mike Montiel - After The Gunfight|
(May 17, 2011 - 16:51)
| fortyonejb wrote:|
this reminds me of an old hymn i used to sing as a child.
something did, not sure what i'm listening to now...
I think it sounds a little like "On the Wings of a Dove."
|Muse - City of Delusion|
(May 17, 2011 - 16:48)
|Everything and the kitchen sink in this track. I admire the chutzpah.|
|Stevie Nicks - For What It's Worth|
(May 17, 2011 - 15:36)
|Not bad. Plenty of other artists just slide by on their reputations at this stage of their careers, but this is a solid effort.|
|The Beatles - Get Back|
(May 17, 2011 - 15:17)
| midreaming wrote:|
the backing vocal of Mary Clayton on the Stones Gimme Shelter has more guts alone and is tougher and more honest than anything done by the Beatles.
Actually, I'd say her backing vocal has more guts than anything done by the Stones. Her vocal falls into my personal category of "great vocals done by unknown women that completely upstaged the superstar male band behind them and for which they received insufficient credit," which also includes Clare Torry's performance on Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky" and Nicolette Larson's on Neil Young's "Motorcycle Mama."
|Iron & Wine - Monkeys Uptown|
(May 09, 2011 - 15:11)
|If words do mean something, then it is legitimate for people to object to coarse language. Our culture has assigned a coarse meaning to certain words. You can disagree, but that doesn't change the meaning, any more than wanting to call an "apple" a "banana" reassigns the meaning in the minds of listeners, or wanting to make a swear word out of the word "petunia" will catch on with other people.|
If words don't mean anything (as in "why do we care about coarse language — they're just words"), then why casually use ones people deem coarse, when other words will do just as well and words don't mean anything anyway?
As to I&W, I assume that as an artist, he believes that words mean something, because they are his tools. I will also assume he opted for the coarse language purposely because it expresses his intended meaning, knowing that the coarseness would narrow the audience for his work. So good for him, whatever.
As for me and mine, coarse language in our household is punished by the offender having to put some of their own money into a jar, the proceeds of which are then used to buy toothpaste and toothbrushes for the local homeless shelter. My children will learn how to express themselves without dropping the f-bomb every other word — what they do after they leave my household is on them, but they will have the skills.
|Kate Bush - How to Be Invisible|
(May 06, 2011 - 07:23)
| peter_james_bond wrote:|
She hasn't released an album in 6 years...for all practical purposes she has disappeared.
That's nothing. She went 12 years between "The Red Shoes" and the double album this song is from, "Aerial."
Genius does not become irrelevant with the passage of time.
|R.E.M. - It Happened Today|
(Apr 25, 2011 - 08:43)
|When R.E.M. tries something new, people here hate them.|
When they make new music that sounds like their old music, people here hate them.
Personally, I like everything they've ever done. But that's because I'm an actual fan.
|Tori Amos - Crucify|
(Apr 12, 2011 - 14:24)
| SDBob wrote:|
There was a Tori sighting with Neil Gaiman at Comic-Con... go figure
They're best buds, have been for a long time.
|Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark|
(Mar 28, 2011 - 14:40)
| ziakut wrote:|
I like this song...but someone please tell the author that the word 'bangkok' doesn't sing well and should never be used in lyrics. EVER!
Someone needs to tell this guy too, then ...
|Paul Simon - The Afterlife|
(Mar 25, 2011 - 22:06)
|Isn't this song really "Land of a Thousand Dances"? Only slower and not exciting.|
|Bruce Cockburn - Open|
(Mar 10, 2011 - 22:08)
|My dentist was Dr. Toothman, when I still lived in Columbus, OH.|
|Bjork - Oh So Quiet|
(Mar 07, 2011 - 16:13)
|Great memories of driving around Chicago listening to this on Q101. Every weeknight they would play two songs against each other and have people call in to say which one they liked the best. This one took all comers for almost two weeks, as I recall.|
|Kings of Convenience - Misread|
(Mar 07, 2011 - 15:22)
|I could hear this song playing over the opening credits of a movie from the 1970s, while Mike and the 'bots heckle it.|
|Kate Bush - Somewhere in Between|
(Mar 06, 2011 - 11:45)
| kaybee wrote:|
Does anyone else ever get the impression that Kate Bush is always high all the time?
I'll have what she's having.
|S.E. Rogie - Kpindigbee|
(Feb 16, 2011 - 21:01)
|People pick on Paul Simon for "stealing" African music. Then when they really hear it, they don't like it. Go figure.|
|R.E.M. - Orange Crush|
(Feb 01, 2011 - 09:04)
If R.E.M. released this song brand-new today, haters would still hate on it and talk about how great R.E.M. was in the old days.
|John Lennon - Jealous Guy|
(Jan 31, 2011 - 14:05)
|I disagree. This man knows how to make an apology. None of that "sorry you felt that way" crap for him.|
|Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster|
(Jan 25, 2011 - 09:32)
| keller1 wrote:|
Listening to this it finally dawned on me that Jamiroquai stole his entire thing from Stevie Wonder.
He may as well, since Stevie hasn't been using it lately, and why let it just lie around?
|Peter Gabriel - Come Talk To Me|
(Jan 18, 2011 - 14:33)
| mandolin wrote:|
...i miss xplora 1 and realworld media...
I still have my copy of the Eve video game! But I don't play it anymore, since I solved it a long time ago.
|Josh Ritter - Girl In The War|
(Jan 14, 2011 - 07:30)
|Nice segue from the Counting Crows to this song, which sounds a lot like the Counting Crows and almost could have been done by them. Of course, if it had been done by them, it would be obligatory on the part of many people to hate it on principle.|
|Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes|
(Dec 30, 2010 - 16:52)
|I've never understood why it's only Paul Simon that gets crap for "stealing" from another culture's music. Why not Peter Gabriel? Should Led Zeppelin been allowed to play the blues? Should Jimi Hendrix not have played rock guitar? Should no white people play jazz? Should Yo-Yo Ma not play classical? What?|
|U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (alt)|
(Dec 14, 2010 - 09:39)
|This song would be nearly perfect, if not for the strained rhyming. Having to resort to using the word "thee" in modern English is a bit of a stretch. Otherwise, love it.|
|The Cure - Letter to Elise|
(Dec 09, 2010 - 12:48)
| saltysanford wrote:|
Ugh...mute. Do not understand the attraction of this band and all the emo music of its ilk. It's like the music you would put on just before blowing your brains out.
Unlike all that Pink Floyd that gets played on here. (Which I also like, by the way.)
|R.E.M. - Fall On Me|
(Dec 06, 2010 - 12:37)
| Stu_Pidasso wrote:|
Don't forget "don't go back to Rockville". Great song
I like "Swan Swan H" myself, but I'm weird that way.
|Beck - Lost Cause|
(Dec 01, 2010 - 17:13)
| Johnny-smooth wrote:|
Sometimes, like now, I can really relate to this song - I'm right there
|John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)|
(Nov 23, 2010 - 19:40)
| TobyRush wrote:|
As a music theory prof, I play a piece of music at the start of every class period as I'm taking attendance. On the day I returned to work after the birth of each of my three boys, I'd play this song as I showed pics to the class. Then, last November, our first girl... had to pick a different tune. :)
I favor "Isn't She Lovely?" by Stevie Wonder, myself.
|Greg Brown - Dream Cafe|
(Nov 23, 2010 - 16:54)
|"We've only been fighting ten years—do you really have to go?"|
Not big on the song, but that's a very clever line.
|Neko Case - Dirty Knife|
(Nov 11, 2010 - 16:05)
| randerse10 wrote:|
I'm all for equality of the sexes. But this has, curiously, resulted in emasculation on one extreme and hypermasculinity on the other, rather than the elimination of sexism.
If you want hypermasculine men, there's always rap music. Never fear, sexism is alive and well.
|Amy Winehouse - Back To Black|
(Nov 11, 2010 - 16:00)
| meltingptofTrees wrote:|
Female artists seem to get judged based on the morality of their personal lives and their level of conventional attractiveness in these comments. it gets kinda annoying and predictable...
I get the impression RP listeners pride themselves on their taste in music, for the music's sake. not for the purpose of ingesting the packaged image of the artist (or lack thereof) created by music marketers, MTV and corporate media. I'm not saying let's not share information about the artists, I'm saying let's not be hypocritical and let our opinions about the music be swayed too much by all the surrounding distractions... especially with females where it's so easy to let sexual attraction rule our emotions.
Amen to that.
|Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody|
(Nov 11, 2010 - 12:50)
|Instant mood elevator.|
Also, songs that begin or end with a big gong smash are just cool.
|Tori Amos - Taxi Ride|
(Oct 30, 2010 - 10:15)
| ufamsm wrote:|
"just another dead fag to you, that's all / just another light missing"
Man, this song gives me the shivers sometimes. That and blind rage at those attitudes out there and coming face to face with them sometimes.
Mmm-hmm. That's what Tori excels at — wrapping the evil in a pretty candy shell so you don't notice it immediately.
|Robert Plant - Angel Dance|
(Oct 13, 2010 - 06:13)
|I wish I could hear this track with Michael Hutchence doing the vocal. Wouldn't that be great?|
|R.E.M. - Find The River|
(Oct 12, 2010 - 14:14)
|I'm surprised to see how many other people besides me think of their child when they hear this song. Love my little boy!|
|The Cure - Lullaby|
(Oct 04, 2010 - 13:09)
| Zeito wrote:|
I thought Robert Smith was sooo cool when I was a teenager. I saw him on Leno not too long ago. He looked like an old, fat Italian woman.
It happens to everyone eventually.
|Built To Spill - Traces|
(Sep 27, 2010 - 06:32)
|Just saw these guys perform last Friday at the Vic in Chicago. Great show — not a single disappointing number in the entire set. And the lead singer's mother was there and he dedicated a song to her, which was cute.|
|The The - I Saw The Light|
(Sep 17, 2010 - 09:41)
| copymonkey wrote:|
Is this supposed to sound like Spinal Tap eating Deep Purple?
I'm in favor of that.
|The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset|
(Aug 01, 2010 - 13:40)
| SinisterDexter wrote:|
Am I the only one that hears Neil Sedaka's "Laughter In The Rain?" You know....
"Oo, I hear laughter in the rain
Walking hand in hand with the one I love..."
I am? OK, nevermind.
No, you aren't.
|The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands|
(Jul 06, 2010 - 12:59)
| jenakle wrote:|
Didn't this song get a spot in Lost in Translation?
It was a different song — "Just Like Honey." I tend to find all The Jesus and Mary Chain songs sound the same, but I like the sound so it doesn't matter.
|Squirrel Nut Zippers - Blue Angel|
(Jul 05, 2010 - 14:52)
| ziggytrix wrote:|
and yes, that is Andrew Bird on the fiddle ;-P
Really? Now I'm going to have to love him even more than I already do.
|Genesis - Firth Of Fifth|
(Jun 29, 2010 - 11:51)
|Love this. Now I want to hear "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)." Me, I'm just a lawnmower ...|
|Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars|
(Apr 10, 2010 - 12:56)
| lysisphere wrote:|
I could have written this. When I was 9. Or drunk.
Since Woody Guthrie was one of the world's greatest songwriters, I don't understand why you're withholding your awesome talent from the rest of us.
|Van Morrison - Wavelength|
(Mar 19, 2010 - 13:57)
|Kinda like Air Supply, but with actual soul. Not what I expect to hear out of Van.|
|Doves - There Goes The Fear|
(Feb 27, 2010 - 17:21)
|Weren't those the owls that appear at the end of Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" appearing at the end of this song also? Wow, they get around.|
|Kate Bush - The Sensual World|
(Feb 18, 2010 - 15:53)
| CascadianPDX wrote:|
I find her videos painful to behold, which is hard to explain because she is quite striking too.
I blame the '80s. But how can you not love the "Cloudbusting" video?
|The Replacements - The Ledge|
(Feb 01, 2010 - 14:36)
| ick wrote:|
it just goes to show that a lot of music is derivative of something that came before, although I'm not sure exactly what the 'Mats were channeling when they started.
|A-Ha - Take On Me|
(Jan 28, 2010 - 11:34)
| toterola wrote:|
To quote the great Butthead: " This would be a perfect video if Ice Cube came on and beat these guys with a baseball bat."
I like the song and the video, but that's pretty funny.
|Augie March - Stranger Strange|
(Jan 27, 2010 - 14:09)
| Felix_The_Cat wrote:|
Perhaps artists must find another way to live from their art. as, for instance, from concerts or collecting money from people that can actually pay it.. RP and Radiohead 'In Rainbows' are excellent examples of that, and I'm gratefull to them cause, right now, I cannot afford CD's or a subscription fee.
And it's not like Jelani says "if you can't pay it then you can't have it". That's quite an horrendous elitist-posh way of thinking don't you think?
I think I'll go knock over a bank now.
|The Beatles - Dear Prudence|
(Jan 11, 2010 - 16:54)
| EssexTex wrote:|
Most of their songs are timeless which is quite amazing.....the bands that have copied this sound actually sound more dated.
Seconded. I don't know how they did it. Most of the Beatles' tracks could be released as new today and they'd still be remarkable and become big hits.
|Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came|
(Dec 17, 2009 - 12:10)
| Jelani wrote:|
I usually come naked.
I tend to hear that double entendre when this song starts playing also. I wonder if it's meant to be there?
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Today|
(Nov 04, 2009 - 10:43)
| crockydile wrote:|
And the award for Most Annoying vocals of the last century goes to: Billy Corgan!
Not in a century that also contained Neil Diamond and Michael Bolton it doesn't.
|Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire|
(Oct 28, 2009 - 15:42)
| keller1 wrote:|
"Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby
Edgy and dull
And cut a six-inch valley
Through the middle of my soul"
For the longest time when I was a kid I thought the last word in the last line was "skull." That sounds terrible, I used to think. Now that I'm older, I can't help but wonder how a knife can be both edgy and dull. But whatever, I still like the song.
|Dishwalla - Opaline|
(Oct 21, 2009 - 15:52)
|Not bad. I got really sick of the "Counting Blue Cars" song, but I like this.|
|Chuck Prophet - Storm Across the Sea|
(Oct 15, 2009 - 15:16)
|For a moment when I heard this, I thought someone had ripped off Chuck's "Summertime Thing." Then I looked and saw he'd ripped off himself. Can he do that?|
|Muse - Uprising|
(Oct 05, 2009 - 11:36)
| ianmoff wrote:|
I thought Dr Who was going to turn up
I was thinking Billy Squier, myself.
|Talking Heads - Crosseyed And Painless|
(Sep 07, 2009 - 12:32)
|Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless|
Cake - Rock & Roll Lifestyle
Morphine - Top Floor, Bottom Buzzer
Rolling Stones - All Down the Line
Keep it comin', Bill. I'm working on a holiday and need to keep my energy level up!
|John Kongos - Tokoloshe Man|
(Sep 03, 2009 - 13:53)
|I want to put the Tokoloshe Man in a jar with Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man, shake it up and watch them fight!|
|Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing|
(Aug 09, 2009 - 23:08)
| Wizzuvv_oz wrote:|
Steele and Cox input are always welcome though.
This just struck me as funny. Probably I've been reading too much Viagra spam in my inbox.
|Neil Young - Old Man|
(May 19, 2009 - 11:49)
| jcioban wrote:|
For those of us old enough to have experienced this when it came out, this is a heavenly bit of nostalgia. Also shows that good music can span time.
I wasn't old enough to experience this when it came out. I heard a surprisingly dandy Muzak version of it the other day, though.
|Madrugada - What's On Your Mind?|
(May 12, 2009 - 15:20)
| DaveInVA wrote:|
Sounds like its right out of the mid 60's. I like the retro sound of it. Nice song...
Agreed. I love how he busts out there at the end.
|The Beatles - Dear Prudence|
(May 06, 2009 - 11:57)
| posworld wrote:|
One of my favorites. Right up there with She Said, Rain, and Helter Skelter.
I agree. Bill should have played "Rain" after Porcupine Tree's "Stranger by the Minute," based on that little lyric in the PT song about standing in the shade.
|The Beatles - Let It Be|
(Apr 13, 2009 - 15:09)
|What Spector did to this album was also a crime. "Let It Be ... Naked" is much better.|
|Catie Curtis - Doctor|
(Apr 08, 2009 - 13:14)
| Helchat wrote:|
probably the most intriguing album cover I've seen in years....
|Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 11:50)
| jpfueler wrote:|
I've been surprised by my nephews(19 and 15) and their friends, who, it seems really like things like this. If I could just get them to listen to less of the rap garbage (and they listen to far,far, less than my step-niece(17)) and even more RP quality stuff, I'd be even happier.
This song makes my kids giggle. Good thing they're too young to get the slang.
|Stevie Wonder - I Believe|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 13:42)
| jyoull wrote:|
Stevie Wonder is a cool guy but that doesn't mean his music is all automatically good or even listenable.
Well, this is the same guy who inexplicably did "Part-Time Lover," so I must concur to that extent.
Love this song, though.
|Tori Amos - Caught A Lite Sneeze|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 12:54)
| TerryS wrote:|
But still only an 8?
My take: Let's see if she has the staying power of Mr Burke. See you in 35 years.
Shouldn't take long. She's already clocked 19 years. That's better than the Beatles were able to do.
|Josh Rouse - Laughter|
(Mar 05, 2009 - 12:41)
| Mandible wrote:|
Is that K.D. Lang on the album cover?
Maybe it's K.D. Lang after downing a glass of Alka-Seltzer. Whoever that is sure looks bilious.
|Ray LaMontagne - You are the Best Thing|
(Feb 22, 2009 - 12:22)
| vivakitty wrote:|
And does anybody else hear a tiny bit of "Yesterme Yesteryou Yesterday" in the beginning, before the vocals start.
I suppose I do, now that you mention it. I was thinking more Ray Charles' "Heaven Help Us All."
|Roxy Music - More Than This|
(Feb 11, 2009 - 16:18)
| mandolin wrote:|
...so am i odd in finding this song incredibly nihlistic and sad?..
Not at all. But I don't think that's a bad thing.
|Coldplay - Moses|
(Feb 11, 2009 - 10:46)
|Goodness, they sure flogged every bit of life out of this, didn't they?|
|Dave Matthews - So Damn Lucky|
(Feb 10, 2009 - 11:46)
| jenakle wrote:|
he was in a car accident?
No, though life did get really crazy for a while there. And we stuck it out.
|Pixies - La La Love You|
(Feb 06, 2009 - 13:29)
| Tagish_girl wrote:|
hey, is someone shouting "chicken butt!" at the beginning of this song???
Maybe I have not had enough coffee this morning.... or I am just deaf....
I'm thinking it's "shake your butt," but I like yours better.
|The Beatles - Across The Universe|
(Feb 02, 2009 - 12:45)
| ICHawk wrote:|
Great song...although I would rather hear the 'Naked' version than this one with Phil Spector's overblown choir.
I second that. Though I love this song regardless.
|Santana - Everybody's Everything|
(Feb 02, 2009 - 10:12)
|Great little article about this song, from a musician's perspective:|
|Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (live in Athens 1988)|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 11:27)
| ioanthe wrote:|
Was this the concert where the performers all popped out of a suitcase that Peter set on the stage?
Tony Levin on bass?
I think I saw it on the Disney Channel many years ago. It followed the Stephen Biko Story with Kevin Kline and Denzel Washington.
Awesome show to watch. Couldn't imagine dealing with the awesomeness of actually being there.
I was there. My head just about exploded from awesomeness. Wonderful, wonderful show.
|Weather Report - Birdland|
(Jan 12, 2009 - 11:07)
| Koan wrote:|
That's a better explanation than the comparison I was going to make to bad theme songs from bad 80s TV series (ie. Night Court).
That accounts for my sudden desire to watch "Barney Miller." Whose theme song was 100 times better than this, by the way.
Mushy mushy mushy!
|Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah|
(Jan 08, 2009 - 12:33)
| fredriley wrote:|
This is on the soundtrack of a kiddy's film? I'm sure I picked up references to S&M sex in the early part of the song, and more than a few sex references later on. Or perhaps they only play 'safe' extracts in the film...
Have you seen the movie? It's not shy about penis jokes and other wink-wink, nudge-nudge adult humor that supposedly goes over the kiddies' heads.
Man, I hated that movie. I'll take my children's entertainment without a side order of wanna-be hipster snark, thanks.
|Peter Gabriel - I Have The Touch|
(Jan 05, 2009 - 14:39)
| secretsauce wrote:|
I love both versions.
The original was haunting in that twisted PG way. This one has some phenomenal drum work making it a very different kind of song.
Embrace variation !
Right on. I like this, but the drums on the original give me goosebumps.
|Blondie - Rapture|
(Jan 05, 2009 - 14:00)
|Brings back memories of middle school slumber parties!|
|Elvis Costello - Alison|
(Dec 28, 2008 - 19:51)
| Hannio wrote:|
This song is so sweet! Oh, excuse me, I just vomited into my mouth a little.
I've always been creeped out by the underlying hostility of this song. Maybe I'm the only one who hears that.
|The Kinks - Come Dancing|
(Dec 23, 2008 - 14:10)
| gekkosan wrote:|
The power of nostlagia... Used to dislike this song intensely when it first came out.
It was fun listening to it again, now.
No need to play it too often, though.
|Air - Talisman|
(Dec 18, 2008 - 13:30)
|Is Rockford Files on?|
I suppose somewhere in the world ...
|John Lennon - Jealous Guy|
(Dec 17, 2008 - 13:23)
| lemmoth wrote:|
The guy thing - fellows, all I can say is you need to get in touch with your emotional side or you will never have any luck with the ladies. This song is a hearfelt apology for behavior that offended his woman. Offending and apologizing to our women is something most adult heterosexual man spend a lot of time doing.
Right on, lemmoth. I'd forgive a man for just about anything if he made me an apology as sincere as this one.
|Elton John - Border Song|
(Dec 17, 2008 - 11:44)
|Bill needs to follow this with Elbow, so we can have "Holy Moses" and "Holy Cow" one after the other.|
|The Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train|
(Dec 12, 2008 - 11:17)
| Grizzly_old_man wrote:|
When my daughter was quite young I would play this album along with several others from the era on a pretty regular basis. One after noon we were playing cards while a stack of albums was playing and when this tune came up she put her cards down and looked at me and said, They really arent talking about trains are they. That was my first clue that she was growing up.
My daughter is five, and she's mystified by the Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
"Why can't he stay or go?" "Why will there be trouble?" These are the questions I get.
|Lucinda Williams - Real Love|
(Dec 08, 2008 - 12:50)
| Jack_Jefferson wrote:|
Good song. It reminds me of Jackson Browne's On the Boulevard.
I was thinking the same.
|Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain|
(Dec 02, 2008 - 13:13)
| FlamingLotus wrote:|
SENTIMENTAL?!? He's singing about missing his wife, whom he just shot to death. By the way, they cast Morgan Fairchild as his wife in the movie because they needed a character that Willie could kill in cold blood and still come out looking like a good guy!
How do you get that out of the lyrics? I don't see that.
|TV On The Radio - Crying|
(Nov 23, 2008 - 13:37)
|The Bee Gees are getting hipper!|
"Night fever, night fever ... we know how to do it!"
|Kraftwerk - Autobahn|
(Nov 19, 2008 - 10:12)
| macadavy wrote:|"We'll have fun, fun, fun
'till her daddy takes the T-bird away!"
You beat me!
|Kraftwerk - Autobahn|
(Nov 19, 2008 - 10:12)
|If no one has already, someone could make a great mashup between this and the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun."|
|The Rivieras - California Sun|
(Nov 06, 2008 - 12:29)
| ~Michelle~ wrote:|
Official song of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk commercials.....I feel your pain!
In my head: BOARDWALK!
|Elbow - One Day Like This|
(Nov 04, 2008 - 09:25)
| ronniegirl wrote:|
Just got the cd, and have been listening to it in the car. So far this is my favorite cut. ALL of them are good, with quite a bit of subtlety.
Interesting band. Not sure how I would "classify" them.
Same here. I think it's the best album I've heard since The Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots."
|Ray LaMontagne - Let It Be Me|
(Oct 31, 2008 - 13:28)
|Every time one of Ray's songs come on, I think a large black woman is singing. I'm always surprised to find out it's him.|
|Bottle Rockets - Radar Gun|
(Oct 29, 2008 - 12:20)
|What a big piece of cheese is this song. I recommend playing "Convoy" by C.W. McCall after this. Then maybe "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."|
|Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines|
(Oct 27, 2008 - 14:23)
| gvan wrote:|
Every time I hear this song I can't help but think of that Human League song. Especially when that guy comes on with the deeper voice; I just want him to say," And then the conversation turned..."
Hee hee! You're right. His voice is also kinda reminiscent of that Magnetic Fields guy.
I don't always like Okkervil River, but I do like this.
|Björk - Big Time Sensuality|
(Oct 09, 2008 - 11:21)
| philbertr wrote:|
I've always thought there was some influence here from Martha Reeves...and now with the two juxtapositioned like that, it's obvious! Even the grainy album cover!
I don't know about Martha Reeves, but the cover doesn't look that grainy in real life. That's a really bad scan.
|Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan|
(Sep 30, 2008 - 11:35)
|We belong to the light|
We belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words
Weve both fallen under
Whatever we deny or embrace
For worse or for better
We belong, we belong
We belong together
|The Dandy Warhols - Love Song|
(Sep 11, 2008 - 14:34)
|That banjo riff is almost identical to the melody of another song I know, but which I just can't think of when the song is playing. It's making me crazy.|
|The Who - The Rock|
(Sep 10, 2008 - 13:19)
| copymonkey wrote:|
Those cheesy synths, and bald-faced autobiographical soul-searching were, until then, virtually non-existent in "Rock" music.
Not so. I think the Moody Blues and Yes were already on the scene. Not that this isn't a good song or anything.
|Tori Amos - Girl Disappearing|
(Sep 08, 2008 - 11:32)
|I don't absolutely love everything Tori does, but I feel a need to boost her ratings every time Bill plays one of her songs just because I think that for whatever reason, she attracts irrational haters. If this tune came out under someone else's name, I'll bet it would pull at least a 6 overall.|
|Bruce Springsteen - Growin' Up|
(Sep 05, 2008 - 09:38)
|Ya know, John Mellencamp could have written and performed this song, and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. That's not a slam on either Mellencamp or Springsteen. I just wonder why Springsteen gets the respect and Mellencamp doesn't.|
|Yoav - Club Thing|
(Sep 02, 2008 - 13:51)
|How much does this guy wish he was Prince? Bill should play this one right after the next time he plays "When Doves Cry."|
|Ivy - Undertow|
(Sep 02, 2008 - 10:44)
| Algee wrote:|
I agree with the over-production comment. Curious why she doesn't market her looks more.
Maybe she'd rather people listened to her music instead of ogling her body, like any other artist?
|The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite|
(Sep 01, 2008 - 10:22)
| hippiechick wrote:|
This song has a nice scene in Across the Universe
I agree. "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite" was one of the highlights of that movie, which really would have made more sense if it had been cut up and presented as a series of music videos. Trying to make a story out of it was less than successful, I thought. No fault of the Beatles, of course.
|Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song|
(Aug 29, 2008 - 16:29)
|I can't hear it without thinking of the Beat Farmers' "Led Zeppelin Medley," which is sung a cappella and is about two minutes long. Quite funny.|
|Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb|
(Aug 15, 2008 - 15:43)
| esweazey73 wrote:|
Reminds me of a wonderful time in my life....
Quite the opposite for me. But the song is still amazing.
|Cake - Mahna Mahna|
(Aug 15, 2008 - 11:57)
|My kids love this song! Everything on the "For the Kids" album is an enjoyable listen for us "big people," too.|
|The Cure - 2 Late|
(Aug 15, 2008 - 11:47)
|A Cure song I've never heard before?! My day is made!|
|Alanis Morissette - Wunderkind|
(Aug 12, 2008 - 15:54)
|I don't usually like Alanis, but I like this. Except for the way she slurs her words. Her enunciation is on a par with Elton John's.|
|Cloud Cult - Take Your Medicine|
(Aug 08, 2008 - 14:18)
|Hey, that's where my toy lamb with the windup music box inside it went! I haven't seen it since I was a baby. Rock on, lamb!|
|Chris Rea - Road to Hell|
(Aug 08, 2008 - 10:49)
|Does the Road to Hell eventually intersect the Highway to Hell? Perhaps there's a cloverleaf interchange?|
|Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire|
(Jul 29, 2008 - 11:06)
|Blondie did a fun cover also. A friend of mine put it on a mix CD for me, and I just love it.|
|David Byrne - Dirty Old Town|
(Jul 23, 2008 - 11:38)
| Â ahoylola wrote:|
Praise Virgin Mary of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.Â
Mmmm, grilled cheese. It's gettin' on toward lunchtime here in Sili Valley.
|The Doors - L.A. Woman|
(Jul 08, 2008 - 15:42)
|I can't help but hear Yogi Bear in JM's voice sometimes, especially on that "oh yeah."
|Bruce Springsteen - Backstreets|
(Apr 07, 2008 - 16:45)
|You know, after a while all the songs from this album kind of sound the same.
Not that I'm complaining.
|Radiohead - Nude|
(Apr 07, 2008 - 14:34)
Often times I wonder how some "voices" would do on Idol
Me too. Like Bob Dylan, for example. Too nasal, and he has an enunciation problem.
|Cake - Short Skirt Long Jacket|
(Apr 07, 2008 - 09:14)
|Gets a 9 just for the lines, "She's changing her name from Kitty to Karen/She's trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron."|
|Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer|
(Apr 03, 2008 - 11:12)
|Right on! PG is at his funkiest when he's singing about his naughty bits. See also: "Steam," "Kiss That Frog," "It," "Counting Out Time."|
|Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland|
(Apr 03, 2008 - 10:39)
"Well me & Sloppy Joe got married
We got six kids and we're doing' just fine
Down in Lunchlady Land"
|Wilco - Jesus, Etc.|
(Apr 03, 2008 - 10:16)
For not apparent reason this song reminds me of "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"
I'm hearing World Party's "Ship of Fools."
|Breaks Co-op - The Sound Inside|
(Apr 01, 2008 - 11:56)
|Leonard Cohen seems to be stuck inside my computer somewhere. I can hear him muttering to himself. Guess I should call IT.|
|The Shins - Australia|
(Mar 27, 2008 - 08:16)
|Oh, I thought this was mid-80s alt-rock, maybe the Church or the Smiths. I guess there's always room for more of this sound.|
|Moby Grape - Hey Grandma|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 09:15)
|Too much classic rock this morning. And doesn't that guy on the right look like David St. Hubbins? Listen to the flower people ... shhhhhh ....|
|Los Straitjackets - The Casbah|
(Mar 13, 2008 - 16:20)
|I saw them open for Reverend Horton Heat in 1998. What a blast. They did a cover of "My Heart Will Go On" that was just hilarious.|
|Pink Floyd - Remember A Day|
(Mar 12, 2008 - 13:43)
You have to love anyone who would name a song "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict"
Except that the song is unlistenable. Which is not to say I don't like Floyd, just that some experiments probably didn't need to be tried in the first place. There's nothing as bad as art rock gone wrong.
|Tom Waits - Downtown Train|
(Mar 12, 2008 - 11:20)
|Any time you hear Rod Stewart sing something, it really pays to track down the original and listen to it instead.|
|The Frames - The Cost|
(Mar 12, 2008 - 08:36)
|By this point in the evening, everyone smells like Miller Lite and dances by leaning on each other's shoulders and shuffling their feet on the sticky floor.|
|Lamb - Gorecki|
(Mar 06, 2008 - 09:42)
|I wasn't digging on this until suddenly the percussion kicked in. Nice!|
|Kronos Quartet - Lux Aeterna|
(Mar 04, 2008 - 09:17)
|I have to buy this for my 5-year-old son. His main criteria for good music is that it be LOUD!|
|Fastball - Fire Escape|
(Mar 03, 2008 - 14:10)
|It's mooooore than a feeeeeeeling, mooore than a feeeeeling ... oh, wait.|
|Yello - The Rhythm Divine|
(Feb 28, 2008 - 16:52)
|That cover is just hilarious.
"You are getting sleepy .... very, very sleepy ..."
|Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke|
(Feb 14, 2008 - 14:49)
|Right on! And for those who be hatin' on my man Stevie, he makes what he does sound easy but there's no duplicating it. |
|Spoon - The Underdog|
(Feb 07, 2008 - 10:25)
Don't forget that Billy was young and rebellious long before he turned into...... whatever it is he is now. And that young Billy was pretty cool.
Yes! And for that reason, I'd like to hear Spoon cover "Captain Jack." They should just come out of the Billy closet.