|Greg Laswell - Your Ghost|
(Feb 02, 2011 - 00:44)
| sdn wrote:|
It does, however, remove something: The awful disharmonious clash of Stipe and Hersh.
Yikes—harsh! I liked the original...
|R.E.M. - Fretless|
(Jul 17, 2010 - 22:05)
|Wow!! I haven't heard this song in AGES. I remember this film and soundtrack very well—was a student at the University of Vienna (Austria)—can't believe it's been almost 20 years...|
|Sade - Bring Me Home|
(May 01, 2010 - 03:28)
|Sade has always been a not-usually-my-type favorite. I quite like her stuff...smooth....|
|Built To Spill - Wherever You Go|
(Apr 18, 2010 - 05:37)
|I saw a triple bill of Built to Spill, Sleater-Kinney, and Sonic Youth at an afternoon outdoor show (Seattle, 1997)—definitely not the best venue for the latter. Anyway, Built to Spill was the best of the three at that show. Luckily, I managed to see Sonic Youth/Two Dollar Guitar later at CBGBs—MUCH better setting for them. I've seen Sleater-Kinney three times live and each time I'm kinda like "eh ." They're better in a mix of other artists. |
|Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu|
(Apr 18, 2010 - 04:22)
|About 10 months ago, I saw Manu Chao live in Kazan, Russia—excellent show. I like him/them live better than in the studio. |
|Stevie Wonder - As|
(Apr 18, 2010 - 02:59)
|I'm not really a Stevie fan, but there are a few songs that are indeed excellent—this funky number is definitely one of 'em. |
|Orbital - One Perfect Sunrise|
(Dec 17, 2009 - 23:14)
| ezzyme wrote:|
au contraire, mon ami!
Я согласен - это стоит мириться с вкусом коровьего навоза, если вы в правильном установлении / ситуацией.
|Poe - Hey Pretty|
(Dec 17, 2009 - 23:01)
| Droidac wrote:|
I agree. Maybe those who think she's unattractive are into Barbie girls...in which case, you should come to Russia. Even here in Siberia, women are very fashionable, although totally not my taste—a little too done up. However, they're pretty. Women like Poe, Shirley Mansfield, etc. have a more interesting physical express of themselves, IMO. I don't mean to trash Russian women at all, btw—they're great—just not my personal physical "type," whatever that is...
|Oasis - Falling Down|
(Dec 12, 2009 - 01:33)
| siskinbob wrote:|
I'm not an Oasis fan but I do like this.
|The Republic Tigers - Golden Sand|
(Dec 11, 2009 - 23:14)
| sterlingy wrote:|
Reminds me of Gary Newman.
I freakin love Gary Newman. I remember going to laser rock shows at the planetarium in Denver (family lived in Boulder) in like 1979 and "Cars" was among the Pink Floyd and whatever other cool stuff from the time. Those laser rock shows were great!
|Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Crowd Surf Off A Cliff|
(Apr 10, 2009 - 06:14)
|Hmmm...it's not a bad tune, but I'm not at all in this space right now. I know it's morning over there, but it's 8pm here and I'm trying to be motivated to clean my apartment. This tune makes me want to...oh, I dunno...get drunk and contemplate the struggles of life. |
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Apr 05, 2009 - 20:13)
|I'm not sure that I like the version of the tune all that much (although it's not bad), but Shatner rocks—he's funny and keeps on goin'....|
|The Tragically Hip - Looking For A Place To Happen|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:55)
|I used to really dig TH, and they're not bad, but most of their tunes sound pretty similar. I do have some fun fuzzy memories attached to them from several years ago—a coffee shop in Amsterdam played them as I was...um...drinking coffee |
|Phish - Bouncing Around the Room|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:52)
| denbear wrote:|
More Phish, Please. Yes, they were a little overexposed in their time, but we've all had a good break. They made some really good music and deserve an occasional play.
I agree—I deleted all of my Phish mp3s some years ago—should see about getting a couple again (not too many though—just enough for them to pop up in a shuffle here and there)...
|U2 - I Will Follow|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:42)
| horstman wrote:|
There's no school like old school!
So true, especially since most everything after 1987 from them was not so great...
|Johnny Cash - The Mercy Seat|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:39)
| ercasul wrote:|
Specially not after he hears what a bloody mess Johnny Cash made of it.
LOL, yep, I gotta agree with you here, Kiwi comrade... I appreciate the attempt, but it didn't really work... The only other version I've heard that topped the original was Nick's own acoustic version...
|The Doors - Maggie M'Gill|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:30)
| david1045 wrote:|
I have tried, but I just cannot understand the appeal of Jim Morrison or his band. The only really great song they have is Light My Fire, not even written by Jim Morrison.
Despite the fact that you're in the best town in WI, I gotta say that maybe all that cheese is gunking up your judgment!
|Death Cab For Cutie - Pity and Fear|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:23)
| jedley wrote:|
Pretty weak follow-up to twin cuts from Dark Side of the Moon. Solid 4 vote from me after two 10s...
I'm with ya on that one too—maybe if it hadn't followed such fantasmically great tunes I'd like it more...
|Pink Floyd - Time|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:12)
| jedley wrote:|
Aw man, I wish I had some herb - Portishead, Henry Mancini and Pink Floyd! Great dj'ing, Bill. Digging the 'pink' connection, too!
Heh heh, I hear ya...
|Pink Floyd - Time|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:10)
| olesonb wrote:|
Yea, I've heard it a million times, but as I get older and closer to death, the more real this song gets. Bummer, but still a 10
Cheer up friend! Age is a state of mind, especially where you live! This song is simply...
|Portishead - Glory Box|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 03:05)
|I loved this album when it first came out, and 15 years later I still like hearing tunes from it...|
|Bryan Ferry - I Thought|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 02:02)
|I haven't heard this before... Wild that Ferry & Eno and all are still turning it out...|
|XTC - Dear God|
(Mar 10, 2009 - 05:03)
| vandal wrote:|
I always love coming to the "Dear God" song comment section, just to observe the vitriol and generally enjoy the ongoing debate. . .
Oh yeah, and the song rules too. . .
Yeah, it definitely generates some major comments—very appropriate for the content of the song, no? I agree—excellent tune—probably my favorite from XTC.
|Spirit - Nature's Way|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 07:22)
| DavidCarrico wrote:|
This Mortal Coil's version is better, can i get an amen?
Amen! TMC is superb... It's nice to get this version now/then too though...
|Kristin Hersh - Your Ghost|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 07:20)
|This has been one of my favorite CDs since it came out. I saw her play at The Crocodile Lounge in Seattle, 1996, all big and pregnant and gorgeous and rockin. Throwing Muses have been a fav for ages, but Kristin's solo stuff was even more awesome and haunting...|
|Rush - The Enemy Within|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 06:53)
|This set rocks...I know many people don't like Rush, but I gotta say: |
|The Cure - Disintegration|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 06:39)
|Sitting in the bathtub listening to this and drinking red wine in my crappy apartment in a crappy neighborhood in Chicago, 1989...was simply blissful. |
|The Sisters of Mercy - More|
(Mar 07, 2009 - 22:20)
|Aaaahhhh, awesome 80s flashback to long fun nights of dancing and misbehaving at The Exit in Chicago (back when it was on Wells St.)....|
|The Pretenders - The Nothing Maker|
(Feb 20, 2009 - 07:44)
|I can't believe they're still doing stuff—cool. I saw a Pretenders/Iggy Pop double bill 22 years ago—was awesome.|
|J.J. Cale - Ride Me High|
(Feb 20, 2009 - 07:21)
| Tim_in_N_FL wrote:|
Great groove. Really learning to appreciate J.J.Cale's work as I get older...
|Grateful Dead - Ripple|
(Feb 20, 2009 - 07:09)
| denmom wrote:|
So, maybe you should listen to some roots music. Simple doesn't necessarily = "dumb & childish".
Is your country so obnoxious and bigoted?
Yes, many of them are. I've been to Holland four times and while there are definitely some cool Dutch, there is often an attitude behind the supposed openness.
|Grateful Dead - Ripple|
(Feb 20, 2009 - 07:07)
| Tim_in_N_FL wrote:|
respect Grateful Dead, I only wish I actually enjoyed listening to their music. I am not sure what it is but I just cannot get into their stuff. I've tried on multiple occasions in the past 20-25 years. I do
like 2-3 songs off of their "In The Dark" (1987) release (their 12th) (especially "Touch of Grey"; and "Hell in a Bucket"); but not much else. I'm tempted to think that this music speaks mostly to the generation for whom this music was a soundtrack (i.e., Baby Boomers).
My sentiments exactly, Tim—exactly.
|Oasis - To Be Where There's Life|
(Feb 15, 2009 - 11:58)
| grignr wrote:|
Better than I would've given Oasis credit for...
I thought the same thing when I heard it—didn't even realize it was Oasis. The whole album is decent as far as they go. Too bad the brothers are such tools—taints their music.
|Patti Smith - Paths That Cross|
(Feb 15, 2009 - 09:44)
| faehnledj wrote:|
For a moment I thought my computer had switched itself to the soft rock adult contemporary boring pop station.
Yeah, I'm not sure what happened to Patti on this one or why they're playing it. She often rocks and puts on a kick-ass live show (saw her in Chicago a long time ago).
|The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night|
(Feb 15, 2009 - 09:03)
| queenjill wrote:|
That was a really nice transition from Cold War Kids.
Agreed—same set today. This was back when the Cure was a great band—after 1987, it was hit/miss, with more miss than hit.
|Cold War Kids - I've Seen Enough|
(Feb 15, 2009 - 09:02)
| hippiechick wrote:|
I dig these guys. They have kind of a quirky rhythm to their tunes.
Yep. I see how others might not like his voice, but I kinda do—I might not like it for long though, but mixed in with a good set on RP, I can handle it for sure...
|Catherine Wheel - Eat My Dust|
(Feb 15, 2009 - 08:06)
| cheese666 wrote:|
Well spotted. The man responsible for that brilliant harmonica sound is Mark Feltham, who indeed appeared on the Talk Talk albums Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. He has worked with lots of artists, such as Oasis, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Deacon Blue, Texas, The Christians, Texas, The The, Rory Gallagher, Dido, Joe Cocker and The Everly Brothers. No one produces a finer souding harmonica, as far as I'm concerned.
Wow, thanks for the info! I used to have this album—I imagine it's still in storage somewhere. Nice tune for sure. The The also did some harmonica stuff at the same time—was a brief but cool trend in alternative music.
|The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown|
(Feb 15, 2009 - 08:00)
|Ah, the Pumpkins back when they were good—Gish & Siamese Dream time. I remember seeing them before they got big in small venues in Chicago. Billy C. was a little annoying, but good shows for sure. This song rocks |
|Poe - Beautiful Girl|
(Feb 15, 2009 - 05:31)
| Old_Pool_Skunk wrote:|
Thought this was Chrissie for a moment. Good laid back feel.
Definitely similar. I don't like this one as much of some other Poe tunes, but not bad.
|The Pretenders - Kid|
(Feb 04, 2009 - 03:47)
|I got a free ticket to the Pretenders (opening act, Iggy Pop) in 1986—awesome.|
|Belly - Gepetto|
(Feb 04, 2009 - 02:53)
|I LOVED Tanya Donnelly (sp?) when she was with Throwing Muses, but I never really warmed up to Belly...|
|Leonard Cohen - Waiting For A Miracle|
(Feb 04, 2009 - 02:12)
|Cohen's voice reminds me of when I was in 6th grade (1980) and my math teacher, Mr. Grady (big black guy) used to boom out, "don't just sit there lookin' fat, dumb, and happy—solve the problem!" Wiser words have rarely been spoken... |
|Francis Cabrel - La Corrida|
(Feb 04, 2009 - 02:09)
| jesspra wrote:|
Thank you for playing this. I'm sure this is an emoticon for someone with a fever, but couldn't it also be a be a guy with a beret and a cigarette?
LOL, sure, why not!
|Kan'Nal - Space Child|
(Feb 04, 2009 - 01:55)
|I've got the Nag Champa and red wine goin—this song fits perfectly |
|Patty Griffin - Change|
(Feb 04, 2009 - 00:57)
|It's a little Stevie Nicks-ish. However, Stevie has always been a guilty pleasure Stevie rocks, and this song does too. At first I only gave it a 6—gonna raise it... |
|Peter Murphy - All Night Long|
(Feb 03, 2009 - 23:55)
| RadioDoc wrote:|
Well done, as is this tune. An 8 (for you and Peter).
Hey there RadioDoc in Chicagoland! It's a snowy afternoon here in Siberia and I'm cleaning my kitchen and drinking wine, listening to RP while waiting for the repair guy to come fix my crappy washing machine yet again. This song brings me back to the late 80s—Peter Murphy at Metro in Chicago. This wasn't as good as his first solo album, but it was good. Anyway, if you see this, greetings to my sweet home Chicago from Siberian Russia...
|Enya - Orinoco Flow|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 23:34)
| mandolin wrote:|
...it's difficult for contemporary ears to perceive, but one cannot overstate how refreshingly original this was in 1988 - revelatory inspiration...
I agree—I liked it then too. Not so much now though...
|Lucinda Williams - Little Rock Star|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 10:13)
|I don't love it, but it does have a hint of strung out Courtney Love (back when she was good—the junkie slut pig days).|
|The Who - Cut My Hair|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 08:57)
| justin_thyme wrote:|
A two-fer from the Who! Most excellent! (Go for three, Bill, okay?
Again today too—works for sure.
|The Who - Quadrophenia|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 08:52)
|I peed in a urinal next to Daltry in a restaurant bathroom in Chicago in 1988.|
|The The - I Saw The Light|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 07:57)
| SmackDaddy wrote:|
The most underrated artist/band/songwriter ever.
No kidding! I've liked these guys since the 80s—was always surprised they didn't get a bigger following.
|Spoon - The Book I Write|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 07:53)
| holborne wrote:|
With respect to the Billy Joel conversation:
Here is one of the things I love most about RP: No. Fucking. Billy. Joel.
Amen! Billy Joel sucks. This song is pretty dull, IMO.
|Sophia - I Left You|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 07:49)
| Reminds me of smoking pot with teenage art students who are all into the whole deep emotional struggle thing because it's cool.|
|Coldplay - Talk|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 06:54)
| toomanyollys wrote:|
Interesting. I don't usually like Coldplay much at all, but this version of this song I'm really rather enjoying...
Yep, same here.
|Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 06:29)
|I'm not a giant Peter Gabriel fan, but some of his tunes were definitely good—this one is not bad for sure. This came out when I was a senior in high school and I was into very alternative stuff—I did quietly enjoy this tune though.|
|Gary Jules - Mad World|
(Jan 19, 2009 - 05:40)
|This was one of the few Tears for Fears tunes I really liked, and this version is alright too—different feel (heavy feeling, but...). |
|Los Lobos - The Town|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 05:24)
|Wow, not bad—I'm not a Los Lobos fan, but this has a nice chill groove...|
|Golden Earring - Twilight Zone|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 04:52)
| Excelsior wrote:|
You saw these guys... and then actually stayed for Rush? What's wrong with you?
Hey man, when I was a teenage stoner in 1982 (when this song came out) I liked Rush too. This song still rocks.
|Men At Work - It's a Mistake|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 04:12)
| jjbix wrote:|
It was sort of cute 15 years ago . . . now it's just trite.
15 years ago?? Try 25 years ago... Crap, I'm getting old.
|Men At Work - It's a Mistake|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 04:10)
|We were pummeled with this song on the radio in the 80s. Some MaW stuff isn't bad, but this...eh... |
|Mooncake - Nine Billion Names|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 03:59)
| horstman wrote:|
I thought it was the Church at first. I like it.
Also sounds a little like The Fire Theft
Yeah, I can hear a bit of the Churchiness. Not bad—don't love it, but it's not bad for sure. Nice layers...
|Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 03:36)
| raggamuffin wrote:|
rock on. the pride of wisconsin. more should be played from this band.
I'd prefer not—I got too burned out on the Femmes in the 80s and while I don't dislike them now, I'd be just as content to not hear them often—at all.
|A Man Called Adam - Yachts|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 03:25)
| ROSSinDETROIT wrote:|
It's kinda groovy
but what the hell IS this?!?
I know what you mean—I didn't dig it at first, but it grew on me quickly. It whips up cool memories of Puerto Viejo...
|Blur - Beetlebum|
(Jan 15, 2009 - 03:02)
|I don't know what it is about Blur, but I find myself usually almost liking their tunes but somehow something doesn't work for me. Can't quite pinpoint it, but...|