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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 25, 2018 14:06
 

 TerryS wrote:
Yeah, I know  - Sex, Politics and Religion, but
Read these lyrics before you go to vote...........

 
You've convinced me....6→7....maybe →8 soon!
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Nov 02, 2016 19:17
 

Yeah, I know  - Sex, Politics and Religion, but
Read these lyrics before you go to vote...........
Marko_S
Posted: Aug 02, 2016 14:31
 

 bronorb wrote:
Anyone have an opinion on the rest of this album? I love this.

 
Erm, two years after your comment, but... King of Cards is his weakest album, but it holds some gems (most of which you can hear on RP). I recommend Just Like Blood (experimental, cool production), the more organic and introspective All Maps Welcome (all-time favourite) and the most recent Did I Sleep And Miss The Border (more recent political ranting, awesome band). 
Marko_S
Posted: Aug 02, 2016 14:25
 

 bam23 wrote:
I absolutely will not accuse him of "ripping off" anyone, a common enough phrase here, but "the scum also rises" was the title of a Hunter Thompson article in Rolling Stone back when Watergate was evolving. Referred to a disgraceful/disgraced president. Possibly Hunter Thompson was not the first to use the term, but it has stuck with me. Therefore, anyone who employs it merits some level of attention.
PS. For those unfamiliar with the literature, this is a play on The Sun Also Rises by E. Hemingway, a regional American writer.

 
The song is a rant against Tony Blair and his participation in the war against Iraq, so I'm guessing that the "rip off" is deliberate and quite fitting...
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 20, 2015 10:32
 

 bam23 wrote:
I absolutely will not accuse him of "ripping off" anyone, a common enough phrase here, but "the scum also rises" was the title of a Hunter Thompson article in Rolling Stone back when Watergate was evolving. Referred to a disgraceful/disgraced president. Possibly Hunter Thompson was not the first to use the term, but it has stuck with me. Therefore, anyone who employs it merits some level of attention.
PS. For those unfamiliar with the literature, this is a play on The Sun Also Rises by E. Hemingway, a regional American writer.

 
Hemingway based his title for that novel on a passage from the Old Testament; just about everything is borrowed in one way or another.  I've never seen Papa Ernie referred to as a "regional American writer" before though.
MentalWedgie
(MentalWedgie)
Posted: Apr 14, 2015 17:57
 

Pretty cool song,
OHMish
(Copenhagen)
Posted: Nov 08, 2014 14:25
 

 rascal wrote:
nice production...well crafted sound

 
But is the song and singing good? not in my ears ;)
Middleton
(along for the ride)
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 14:56
 

 Stephenater wrote:
Never noticed this song before, I like it!

 
Agreed!
rascal
(Toronto)
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 14:56
 

nice production...well crafted sound
mkrueck
(Germany)
Posted: Mar 16, 2014 1:13
 

 bam23 wrote:
I absolutely will not accuse him of "ripping off" anyone, a common enough phrase here, but "the scum also rises" was the title of a Hunter Thompson article in Rolling Stone back when Watergate was evolving. Referred to a disgraceful/disgraced president. Possibly Hunter Thompson was not the first to use the term, but it has stuck with me. Therefore, anyone who employs it merits some level of attention.
PS. For those unfamiliar with the literature, this is a play on The Sun Also Rises by E. Hemingway, a regional American writer.

 
Hi bam23,
thanks for your informative comment, but it eludes me why you refer to Ernest Hemingway as a "regional" American writer.
bam23
(Berkeley)
Posted: Mar 02, 2014 20:17
 

I absolutely will not accuse him of "ripping off" anyone, a common enough phrase here, but "the scum also rises" was the title of a Hunter Thompson article in Rolling Stone back when Watergate was evolving. Referred to a disgraceful/disgraced president. Possibly Hunter Thompson was not the first to use the term, but it has stuck with me. Therefore, anyone who employs it merits some level of attention.
PS. For those unfamiliar with the literature, this is a play on The Sun Also Rises by E. Hemingway, a regional American writer.
bronorb
(Wisconsin)
Posted: Feb 12, 2014 7:42
 

Anyone have an opinion on the rest of this album? I love this.
Stephenater
(Marin County, CA)
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 16:30
 

Never noticed this song before, I like it!
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Nov 27, 2013 12:58
 

 rdo wrote:
 "Walk on the Wild Side" anyone?

 

Yup.

 

Nowhere near as interesting as walk on the wild side....


Nadita
(ZÃŒrich, Switzerland)
Posted: Oct 27, 2012 19:13
 

When it was playing first I thought its Lambchop. But the voice was too young.
You find it on myspace.
DD rabbi_phil
(beach)
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 6:04
 

 Toke wrote:

I NEVER EVER use that Google thing.......

http://www.tommcrae.com/Store/Store.html
 

my granpa calls it "The google".....found on the "interweb"
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 7:31
 

Oooooh.  Edgy.    {#Rolleyes}
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Apr 08, 2012 3:33
 

 libsang wrote:


Where did you find it? I've been looking everywhere for a download—no itunes, no amazon, no link on his website? help??
 
I NEVER EVER use that Google thing.......

http://www.tommcrae.com/Store/Store.html
ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Mar 07, 2012 11:25
 

 jam5ie76 wrote:
8  reminds me a bit of The The and not just the harmonica
 
I have made that mistake for years. Hmm.
NeuroGeek
(Just Way Out There)
Posted: Mar 07, 2012 11:24
 

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Didn't car for the beginning, but loved the end. Go figure.
 
You aren't the only one.