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Singlow
Posted: Oct 08, 2015 - 15:55
 

There's definitely a very special place in heaven for David Byrne!!

Springbok84
(B.C.)
Posted: Aug 06, 2015 - 22:21
 

I laughed listening to this.

 

ploba
(the other coast and hang a left)
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 - 06:41
 

man i love david byrne!

casey1024
(Then, Now & Beyond)
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 - 06:39
 

No apologies.  Byrne is fabulous.

stalfnzo
(Somewhere... out there)
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 - 17:15
 

Bill just mentioned after playing this song that David Byrne always draws out strong opinions, both pro and con, on this comments page. I just had to check it out, because I can't believe anyone dislikes DB.

oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 - 11:23
 

 ziakut wrote:
I. Really. Dislike. David. Byrne.

 
I. really. hate. full. stops. after. every. word. It's something kids do. I dislike kids. I did when I was a kid. I still do. It would have been just as, no more effective without the affectation.

ziakut
(Beyond Becoming)
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 - 11:19
 

I. Really. Dislike. David. Byrne.

ArbiterOfGoodTaste
(Seattle, WA)
Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 16:03
 

This album was defining for my summer of 2001. Great disc end-to-end, regardless of what the folks below say.

Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 16:02
 

Is that like "We Be Toys"?

h8rhater
Posted: Dec 18, 2009 - 06:13
 

Thank you RP for playing this gr8 track from David Byrne!!  The ratings for this are way too low but there is no accounting for taste.

On_The_Beach
(Vancouver BC, Bud)
Posted: Nov 16, 2009 - 21:28
 

 The_Enemy wrote:
If RP just went by listener ratings, software could generate the playlist, we'd be listening to whiny high pitched pop singers 24/7 and Bill would be in a line up somewhere for free soup.
 
{#Cheers}


plaice3
(Cape Cod)
Posted: Nov 16, 2009 - 20:30
 

FANTASTIC!!!  Watch the incredible live video of this amazing song



keller1
(In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby)
Posted: Nov 07, 2009 - 19:16
 

 skyguy wrote:

this from ina gada da vida baby?-talk about millennium!

 
Your spelling blows, but touché.

The_Enemy
(The Sewer)
Posted: Oct 16, 2009 - 09:39
 

 keller1 wrote:
I think some days Bill decides he's just gonna play whatever he likes and screw the listener ratings.
 
Well, at the end of the day, it is his station. 

If RP just went by listener ratings, software could generate the playlist, we'd be listening to whiny high pitched pop singers 24/7 and Bill would be in a line up somewhere for free soup.

I'm good with Bill making up the playlist.  In general, I really like what hear on RP and I like the themes he comes up with.


fingerpin
(OhiO)
Posted: Oct 16, 2009 - 09:27
 

Lighten up Frank?

skyguy
(CO)
Posted: Oct 16, 2009 - 09:24
 

 keller1 wrote:


I really like David Byrne, although I preferred TH to his solo stuff. 

The issue here isn't the lyrics, it's the fact that the tune is just plain unlistenable.

"Lighten up Francis" is almost 30 years old and has been beaten into the ground here.  You should try something from this millenium.

So there.

 
this from ina gada da vida baby?-talk about millennium!


keller1
(In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby)
Posted: Sep 22, 2009 - 09:28
 

 Deadwing wrote:
Jesus is big.
Jesus is strong.
Jesus will kill you if you don't get along.

You guys can't see the humor in that?

/facepalm

I give up

Lighten up, Francis

 

I really like David Byrne, although I preferred TH to his solo stuff. 

The issue here isn't the lyrics, it's the fact that the tune is just plain unlistenable.

"Lighten up Francis" is almost 30 years old and has been beaten into the ground here.  You should try something from this millenium.

So there.


Deadwing
(Cincinnati OH)
Posted: Sep 14, 2009 - 20:19
 

Jesus is big.
Jesus is strong.
Jesus will kill you if you don't get along.

You guys can't see the humor in that?

/facepalm

I give up

Lighten up, Francis


keller1
(In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby)
Posted: Sep 14, 2009 - 20:14
 

I think some days Bill decides he's just gonna play whatever he likes and screw the listener ratings.

An hour or so we got Dengue Fever's Seeing Hands, which he insists on playing in spite of a sub 5 rating.

Now this ...



Stefen
(West Hollywood, CA)
Posted: Sep 14, 2009 - 20:06
 

S'new to me.

rickhoran
(Eastern PA)
Posted: May 11, 2009 - 03:47
 

 jjbix wrote:
byrne is so played out, sooo 80's, tired, repetitive, irrelevant, sorry
 
never thought i would agree... but i do. way too much david byrne on RP.


jjbix
(san diego)
Posted: Apr 09, 2009 - 15:16
 

byrne is so played out, sooo 80's, tired, repetitive, irrelevant, sorry

SweTex
(Swede living in Texas)
Posted: Apr 09, 2009 - 14:30
 

 zipper wrote:

Thirded.

 
Fourded..Fourthed?Whatever. Agreed.


zipper
Posted: Apr 09, 2009 - 14:18
 

 peter_james_bond wrote:

I completely agree!
 
Thirded.


peter_james_bond
(Lunenburg, NS)
Posted: Feb 05, 2009 - 11:54
 

 holborne wrote:
Bill, I really hope you carry on playing David Byrne and The Talking Heads despite the very loud contingent of people whose day doesn't seem to be complete without posting that stupid barf icon whenever they hear him, or making comments along the same lines. The David Byrne gems are one of the big reasons I listen to RP!
 
I completely agree!

holborne
(New York)
Posted: Feb 05, 2009 - 11:50
 

Bill, I really hope you carry on playing David Byrne and The Talking Heads despite the very loud contingent of people whose day doesn't seem to be complete without posting that stupid barf icon whenever they hear him, or making comments along the same lines. The David Byrne gems are one of the big reasons I listen to RP!

jagdriver
(Tunin' in from the aptly-named Grass Valley, CA)
Posted: Feb 05, 2009 - 11:48
 

jjbix
(san diego)
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 - 09:30 < Reply >


byrne insists on singing, after all these years his voice ain't getting any better, drop this dog please!

hippiechick wrote: This song sucks
hippiechick
(let me out!)
Posted: Jul 19, 2007 - 11:58 < Reply >

This song sucks

wrangler
(cliffside park, nj)
Posted: Dec 04, 2008 - 06:18 < Reply >

{#Frustrated}{#Wall}

Actually, ALL DB and TH sucks!

ENOUGH, already!

wrangler
(cliffside park, nj)
Posted: Dec 04, 2008 - 06:18
 

{#Frustrated}{#Wall}


maxymooner
Posted: Nov 02, 2008 - 18:28
 

The amazing thing is how well his stuff holds up.  It's only a song.  Interesting to see the package on the original CD, clearly DB influenced; the stripes move over his face in the strangest way. Did anyone see the installation he made creating an instrument of an entire empty warehouse, controlled by pipe organ? Each key produced random creaks and groans.

That_SOB
(The Dark Side of the Tune)
Posted: Oct 02, 2008 - 03:52
 

 
DB wrote a tune on this album by de name oh — "Like Humans Do"— good stuff Louie.
DB's music is an island in a sea of Sh*t ...

keller1
(Altered States)
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 - 20:39
 

 madtowner11 wrote:


David Byrne is good. Neil Young is bad.
 
For me personally, it's insight like that that makes it worth coming back to these comments pages.



Panama_Floyd
(Atlanta, GA)
Posted: Jul 30, 2008 - 22:48
 

"Jesus is big
Jesus is strong
Jesus'll kill you if you don't get along

Jesus can swing
Jesus has skills
Go on & try it if you don't believe he will"

ROFL! So true....

That_SOB
(The Dark Side of the Tune)
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 - 10:05
 

reason06 wrote:
No , really people . Listen to the lyrics, I do not think this is pro-organized religion.

...which is why a lot of people don't like DB, 'cause they are not smart enough to "get" him.


Egg - ZACT -LEE! - - -DB's belong to the church of eclecticism.... pushing per-ception not de-ception !


1. U.B. Jesus

Sunrise, I'm still dancing Girlfriend, she's my champion
Swing low, pull me over
Hey - be my savior

Blood, Skin
Show me the book
Don't understand the language that they spoke

Don't pity me
Have pity on yourself
You might know Jesus but you'll all join in hell

Shine On Sister!
Don't need a book to put your hand in the fire
Shine On Sister!
Come on in cause it's cold outside

Kiss Me!
Kiss Me!
I can tell your name by the markings on your face

U. B. Jesus
Makin' my way & I'm lovin' my life
Kiss Me!
Kiss Me!
Swing so crazy like the way you ride

Maybe I'm gonna fry in hell
But I feel good when I burn myself
In a smokey place, In my girlfriends car
Threw out the map when we drove to far

Jesus is big
Jesus is strong
Jesus'll kill you if you don't get along

Jesus can swing
Jesus has skills
Go on & try it if you don't believe he will

Jump Back, Jump Back
Givin' me a heart attack
Fall down, Fall down
Sweeter than a cherry bomb

Sweet Thing, Sweet Thing
Steppin' on your violin
Space Boy, Fly Girl
Living in the underworld

Shine On Sister!
Don't need a book to put your hand in the fire
Shine On Sister!
Come on in cause it's cold outside

Jesus is cool
Jesus is scared
Baby you are the only car I drive

Foolin around
Foolin myself
Baby you are the only car I drive

Easy to touch
Easy to find
Baby you are the only car I drive

Melts in my mouth
Melts in the hand
Baby you are the only car I drive

Outta my skin
Outta my life
Baby you are the only car I drive
They only car I drive

reason06
(Kansas City MO)
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 - 09:55
 

No , really people . Listen to the lyrics, I do not think this is pro-organized religion.

...which is why a lot of people don't like DB, 'cause they are not smart enough to "get" him.

k_trout
(Dream State)
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 - 09:54
 

kaz wrote:
I like most of DB's work. If I could ignore the lyrics it's decent. But I have this thing against religion - it's been responsible for more killing and other ills on this planet than anything else... the world would be better off if it weaned itself away. So anything that promotes it loses a lot a points.


take a gander at the lyrics - i don't believe el byrno is promoting religion


reason06
(Kansas City MO)
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 - 09:51
 

David Byrne can do no wrong! If he had a pretty voice , the songs would not work.
kaz
(mostly US)
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 - 23:20
 

I like most of DB's work. If I could ignore the lyrics it's decent. But I have this thing against religion - it's been responsible for more killing and other ills on this planet than anything else... the world would be better off if it weaned itself away. So anything that promotes it loses a lot a points.
InnerNinja
Posted: Feb 24, 2008 - 11:09
 

this is bad. enough with the jesus songs. let's play music for music's sake. no freaking agendas please. or else you'll have to deal with my ninja octopus.

just my opinion of course. maybe we could play some hindu stuff, throw in a little iranian classical music. seriously.
jpfueler
(South o' Ft Worth)
Posted: Dec 23, 2007 - 17:06
 

via Insty I found this quote from David:
ADVICE TO MUSICIANS FROM DAVID BYRNE: "What is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. At some point it became the business of selling CDs in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. But that's not bad news for music, and it's certainly not bad news for musicians."
pigglywiggly
(mid-America)
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 - 09:34
 

Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
most excellent :-)


Yep
TJS
(Denver)
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 - 09:33
 

Not Byrne's best, but it could just be that there's too much jesus in it for me.
auburntigerrich
(Mesa, AZ)
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 - 09:32
 

Blegh. Still hideous. Who's idea was it for him to go on a solo act?
Wizzuvvoz
(Land of Nod. East of Eden on Route 66.)
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 - 09:32
 

most excellent :-)
jjbix
(san diego)
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 - 09:30
 


byrne insists on singing, after all these years his voice ain't getting any better, drop this dog please!

hippiechick wrote:
This song sucks

hippiechick
(let me out!)
Posted: Jul 19, 2007 - 11:58
 

This song sucks
ThePoose
Posted: Jul 19, 2007 - 11:57
 

soulspin wrote:
Please keep playing!


Have no fear of that: Bill loves Byrnin' down the house.
morgsy67
(Cape Cod, MA)
Posted: Jul 19, 2007 - 11:55
 

It would have been better to follow David Wilcox and his Johnny Camaro song with "Jesus built my hotrod" By Ministry
Stultiloquent
(Toronto)
Posted: Sep 21, 2005 - 20:31
 

I really enjoy the sound of this song. Catchy.

As for Neil Young references, there may be a *very* slight similarity in voice... but not so much.

And as for Neil Young as being 'bad'? Personally I used to dislike him, but he's grown on me as I've grown older.

Peace
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 08, 2005 - 07:31
 

This song only reinforces my opinion that Byrne is full of himself.

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