|Goldfrapp - Little Bird|
(Mar 27, 2013 - 08:46)
Sounds like something I'd do after a trip to McDonald's...
Case of the Tweets indeed.
|David Byrne and Brian Eno - Strange Overtones|
(Oct 09, 2012 - 22:35)
|This song makes me want to dress up like Cher and dance in front of my Bay Window, looking down upon the line of impressed onlookers waiting patiently for their Venti Chai Lattes outside of the Starbucks across the street.|
|Mumford & Sons - Babel|
(Oct 09, 2012 - 21:54)
|Was on mute during this song as I had a phone call. But, it's Mumford. Automatic 1. |
|Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin'|
(Sep 17, 2012 - 18:17)
| Carrizito wrote:|
My mom's favorite song and the tittle song to album that was part my childhood (the instrumental from that album is special). Thanks Bill.
This wasn't my Ex-Wife's favorite song...
|John Lee Hooker - I'm In The Mood|
(Sep 12, 2012 - 22:17)
Bill, let's follow this bad boy up with ZZTopp's "I need you tonight." Billy Gibbons is damned brilliant here..
That's the SHE-IT!
|Otis Redding - Hard To Handle|
(Jul 21, 2012 - 13:22)
| gypsyman wrote:|
I still prefer The Black Crowes to Pigpen.....
PIG's rendition > Chris's. Though, diggin' the horns in this version.
This is a song that doesn't need "over producing."
|Grateful Dead - Scarlet Begonias|
(Jul 08, 2012 - 16:03)
| Byronape wrote:|
I don't hate this song.
But, like my dad always said...
"Even a blind cow sometimes finds an acorn." fyi, acorns are toxic for most animals and will kill a cow if they eat more then one or two.
This may change your mind (on what the song can be, not the studio track).Check out the 5/8/77 Dead show (Cornell University). Scarlet Begonias—->The Fire on the Mountain 25 minute masterpiece is life-changing. Gotta crank this one up though.
http://archive.org/details/gd77-05-08.sbd.hicks.4982.sbeok.shnf Track 13.
|Florence + The Machine - No Light, No Light|
(Jul 08, 2012 - 15:47)
| stunix wrote:|
Flo does for singing what Jerry Lee Lewis did to the piano, what TheEdge does to the guitar, what Nicolas Cage does to acting and what the wife does with the old boy!
Too heavy handed, lacking finesse, all the same and not very good.
Avante garde formulaic..and Stunix needs a girlfriend.
|Tom Waits - Ol'55|
(Jul 06, 2012 - 12:25)
| Sasha2001 wrote:|
Song = 3
Comment = 10 Someone's going to have to eplain to me how this is better than the (early 70s) Eagles because I cant figure out why I'm listening to this and not anything off of Desperado. Yeah, I know FM radio killed the Eagles for everyone, but this just sounds like a poor mans version of Frey and co.
LOL. Oh, Sasha. You're a Top 40 Radio devotee, right? I'll take this version over the Eagles "cover" any day, and 2x on Sunday. If people want perfected, tight harmonies, in a pop-inspired song structure, well, have fun with that.
To me the beauty of this song is the "bar room" motif, and the perfection lies in it's..imperfection.
Now go back to your Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" CD.
|Howie Day - Ghost|
(May 21, 2012 - 22:30)
|Howie Day = Radiohead wanna be.. |
I'd rather hear Howie Long sing.
|Built To Spill - Life's A Dream|
(Apr 22, 2012 - 17:40)
|To all those that bash this... Let that monster on the cover stare at thee with menacing glare while forcing you to listen to a Mumford & Sons "Best of" collection...ad infinitum. |
|Built To Spill - Hindsight|
(Mar 11, 2012 - 12:52)
| sirdroseph wrote:|
Hey! We have another Nickelback fan, awesome!
Really! What the heck are Nickelback fans doing here? Oh, this is rehab for crappy FM...on which one would hear...Nickelback.
|Paul Weller - Wild Wood|
(Feb 09, 2012 - 21:51)
|There are many times when Bill "keeps the flow going." However, going from the Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary" to this...Well, it's like jumping in a cold stream on a scorching July day. Everythings just stops.. |
|Patty Griffin - If I Had My Way|
(Jan 31, 2012 - 21:31)
|Like PG.. Not this PG, however.. Many other, better versions of this song abound. Whomever said Lyle Lovett is right. PG > LL all math day long. |
|Bad Company - Ready for Love|
(Jan 15, 2012 - 19:30)
|Ready for Love indeed. Got the '73 Gran Torino all polished up.. Aqua Velva splashed on in all the right places..The wind rushing through the open window aint moving this hair.. An extra blanket, because the point is COLD this time of year. |
|Joe Bonamassa - Slow Train|
(Jan 15, 2012 - 19:24)
|Eh.. Peeps are giving this a 7.4, when they can't muster a 7 for Temple of the Dog (Cris Cornell and Vedder)?? |
Insert blues scale, add middling voice, fair solos, mix well... Bake for 4 minutes..
|Sinéad O'Connor - Downpressor Man|
(Jan 13, 2012 - 13:50)
| Tippster wrote:|
Oh really Mr. Smartypants.... Have you seen who worked on this album with her? Doesn't get any more authentic.
Touche.. There is artistry there. But Sine-Aid craps all over it..
|Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing|
(Jan 13, 2012 - 13:01)
| linden wrote:|
Worse than "Part-Time Lover"? That would take some doing. But this song is awesome. Love early Stevie.
Linden is right.. Part Time Lover blows.. Hell just the dialog in this song is better that PTL! Praise the Lord!
|It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird|
(Jan 13, 2012 - 12:45)
|Somehow I have a vision of Captain Steubing rising up from the head seat, a soft spotlight coming into focus, grabbing a mic with one hand, extending a hand for the lovely Vicki (with mic in hand), belting this out at the Love Boat's Captain's formal dinner event. |
Gopher and Isaac on bass and drums, of course...
|Nina Simone - I Shall Be Released|
(Oct 31, 2011 - 12:00)
|I like Jerry's frailty the Jerry Garcia Band's renditionion.
Course, the JGB double LP/Cassette/CD/Digital release version is kick-butt.
|Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man|
(Sep 23, 2011 - 11:05)
Shoot, Bill, if you are going to present a 60's-70's era song featuring the words "Hurdy Gurdy," why not play "China Doll" by the Dead?
|James - Alaskan Pipeline|
(Sep 09, 2011 - 12:34)
| SantaFeGrace wrote:|"Put down your weapons and choose Could be written BY PALIN.. Blech!
But you say, lifes so unfair
All you say is lifes so unfair.
Oh you can ill afford to hold to these viewsOh you need someone to blame
But its you, yes its you
Its your truth"
...could be written for Palin...
|Greg Laswell - Days Go On|
(Sep 07, 2011 - 08:39)
| jkhandy wrote:|
There are other streaming radio stations out there if you're not liking what is here....go for it!
Ah, but what is a forum for? Love the variety..And made a suggestion for the addition to said variety. Nah, I've already plopped my rear end on the couch, kicked off the shoes, opened a PBR..and a bag of Funyons.
|Mumford & Sons - Roll Away Your Stone|
(Sep 07, 2011 - 08:29)
Part of Hell's(TM) official soundtrack. Sheeeoooot. Starting my pathway to the golden afterlife: no more lusting after the neighbor's wife, no more drugs, and no more Fox News.
It's just not worth it.
|Ray LaMontagne - Empty|
(Aug 30, 2011 - 07:40)
|Can someone please explain to me why I like this...and despise Mumford and Sons.. ? |
|Elton John - Indian Sunset|
(Aug 29, 2011 - 09:49)
| DanO-1 wrote:|
I am having trouble determining which white, non-US artist's song on Native American plight is worse.. This song, or Europe's "Trail of Tears."
Europe had better hair.
|Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse|
(Aug 23, 2011 - 10:09)
| drictor wrote:|
Bill, you're ruining my concentration! Productivity 0, song 11.
Well, US worker productivity is down this year.. Mine is down 16.8% since listening to RP. However, my depression is down 23.7%, so that's a net gain in my book!
|Rush - Tom Sawyer|
(Aug 05, 2011 - 14:37)
| iTuner wrote:|
Really? Really? On RP?
Really! If only to listen to Neil's drumming! Did you want the drumless Mumford and Sons instead?
|Greg Laswell - Days Go On|
(Jun 16, 2011 - 15:55)
|Been there, done that... Radiohead>Coldplay>Greg Laswell.. |
WIth Englebert Humperdink > all above. Come on Bill!! How about some "After the Lovin'?"
|Nitin Sawhney - Mausam|
(Jun 01, 2011 - 23:18)
| nate917 wrote:|
It's not bad for a cover, but you can't really improve the ZZ Top version.
Yes, perhaps the greatest analysis of a song here on RP. Bravo!
|The Strokes - Machu Picchu|
(May 30, 2011 - 15:53)
|Strokes were given all this hyperbole by Rolling Stone. To me, they are a bit overrated, by RS at least. |
Not bad, but nothing that STROKES me..
|David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World|
(May 30, 2011 - 14:54)
| Mojoboy wrote:|
Essex-Tex you sure sound like yer from Texas! Redneck.
Bowie might be old but his always been a genius.
Ah just stick to ya hoe-down music
Hey, not to defend "Tex", but don't diss Country.. Appreciate all forms!
And, I would classify Rap "Ho-Down" music.
|Bill Miller - Ghostdance|
(May 23, 2011 - 22:34)
|Zamphir and John Parr (St. Elmo's Fire Theme) had a love child, it seems. |
Wow. This blows.
Bill, without songs like these, my ears would have it too easy.
|Split Enz - I Got You|
(May 20, 2011 - 12:46)
|Like, this music, like, totally, like takes me back. |
|Sigur Rós - Untitled Track 4|
(May 20, 2011 - 10:50)
|The riffs are very Kings of Leon. The vocals are very Kings of Leon... if Caleb had an unfortunate biking accident. |
Combined, this isn't very much like Kings of Leon.
|Wilco - Jesus, Etc.|
(May 19, 2011 - 15:57)
Your mileage may vary..But this is one of Wilco's better songs. Sweet stuff. And, the album, well, it's their best.
|Laura Marling - Rambling Man|
(May 16, 2011 - 11:42)
|Hmm.. I am pretty open-minded with tunes.. This isn't bad..It sounds like alchemists concoction of Wailing Jennys (good) and Mumford and Sons (not so good).. Can't really get behind this. But credit to Bill for bringing in the randomness of the musical universe. |