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On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 0:21
 

14 minutes of fun:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo_2-bLGY5k
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 19:17
 

I was 12 when this came out.  Little burger joint next to my house.  I can still hear this song drifting into my window at night from the juke box.
daveesh
(birthplace of the american revolution)
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 6:38
 

this song is so effing great. never get sick of it. i love the scene in american beauty where kevin spacey just bought his mid-life crisis mobile with this blasting.
bugslovertoo
Posted: May 29, 2017 22:16
 

https://youtu.be/xaHJEPMK3QM
Burton doing his song in a bluesy style.  My 3rd favourite version, if you don't watch the video.  Just listen.  Seriously.  Don't watch.

Best version ever?
https://youtu.be/ABt8u8UDurs  almost 20 minutes worth including the then required drum solo.  Unfortunately the clip end abruptly.  On the album it flows right into Pain Train.  Such a great album.

Live at the Paramount,  in Seattle I think.  Huge album for me when I was a kid.  

Just my two cents worth.{#Guitarist}


LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Apr 29, 2017 8:36
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_sK-rMELcA

A different take on this classic.
By_The_River
(New York City)
Posted: Apr 29, 2017 8:23
 

Great song from so long ago.

 
tiare
(St. Remy, Paris, Los Angeles, Hilo, Wailuku Manoa, are my main hangs)
Posted: Mar 29, 2017 19:30
 

 maxvonevil wrote:
This guy sounds a lot like Creedence? I did not do my research to find out if it's him or not. Anyone?

Nope. It was a particular quality of singing at the time but  two bands are such a different sound to my ear. 

John Fogerty -CCR An American band out of the Sacramento area of California. 

This song -"american woman" is by Canadian group -the Guess Who. 

Burton Cummings was the singer for the Guess Who. 
 
 


kcar
Posted: Dec 04, 2014 23:55
 

 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
So I was, I guess, about 13 years old and my mom brought home a bag of stuff from her friend's house. Her son moved out and left some things. I rummaged through the bag and found a cool t-shirt and a cassette tape or two. One of them was a recording of Firesign Theater's Nick Danger album which I set to memorizing. Another was this album. I have loved it ever since. It was my introduction to "grown up" music at the time. It was about 1975 or so.

The other album was Three Dog Night's "It Ain't Easy". Just FYI. 

 
Three Dog Night—great band, sadly semi-forgotten. (BillG: NO Three Dog Night on RP? WTF?). That album you scored looks pretty good and has my favorite TDN song, "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)". Randy Newman wrote that and a few others for the band, IIRC. 

I always associated The Guess Who, this song especially, with schlocky K-Tel compilation records. You had to survive K-Tel's carpet-bombing ad campaigns on UHF stations to watch the good stuff like The Three Stooges or Looney Tunes. The band was better than that, but like TDN they got pigeonholed and dipped in amber. 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 08, 2014 23:34
 

 smackiepipe wrote:
Rometuma's consistant, that's for sure. I always chuckle and find it endearing in a Forrest Gump kinda way. I have no problem with him. He likes what he likes, and nothing else floats within his bubble.
 
I be the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma...  hope you are having a consistently marvelous time, smackiepipe...

everybody in my homeless camp loves this classic song...
zepher
Posted: May 07, 2014 6:54
 

Rock and Roll baby! 
I like Bill's comment about it being "Social Commentary" and I never heard this intro before. 

I like the comment below ->
"Classic indeed...one that didn't need a re-do by Lenny Kravitz whatsoever!"

I think it is a good cover especially when you add Prince Rodgers Nelson --->


Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 21:02
 

So I was, I guess, about 13 years old and my mom brought home a bag of stuff from her friend's house. Her son moved out and left some things. I rummaged through the bag and found a cool t-shirt and a cassette tape or two. One of them was a recording of Firesign Theater's Nick Danger album which I set to memorizing. Another was this album. I have loved it ever since. It was my introduction to "grown up" music at the time. It was about 1975 or so.

The other album was Three Dog Night's "It Ain't Easy". Just FYI. 
colt4x5
(under the scree field.)
Posted: Apr 05, 2014 20:46
 

Ugh. This is a substantial letdown after the past few songs. 
After most songs. 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 05, 2014 5:43
 

 hbs47 wrote:
I expect Canada has smaller death count from guns than America. Nothing to be jealous about there eh ?

Great song BTW.

Never gets lame asking people to guess who is playing this. 

I kind of like Canadian acts, Neil Young, RUSH, Leonard Cohen,The Band,Cowboy Junkies, Daniel Lanois and William Shatner.

 
What, no Nickelback?  {#Propeller}
schobibuddi
Posted: Feb 01, 2014 11:09
 

Realy, this is straight out from the purple years...{#Bananajam}
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 31, 2013 16:12
 

Better with Heather Graham:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzWHE32IxUc
AndyJ
(Oregon)
Posted: Dec 31, 2013 14:45
 

Say Boys from Canada... and every province has women who are as dofferent one from another as the scotch whiskeys or craft beers..

Every provinces and every city has a different culture. Similar at one level but very different as to individual culures..

Shall we have some B.T.O from B.C. on next-?

OTOH, the song makes sense even to American men...

 

 


michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Dec 31, 2013 14:44
 

cool then - now just sort of dated.
not everything was better in  vinyl
daniel_rusk
(Folsom (not at the State Prison), CA)
Posted: Nov 29, 2013 22:25
 

Love it! Thank you RP.
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Oct 29, 2013 11:00
 

 skyguy wrote:
Had the 45-right next to my Grand Funk Railroad.

 
Right where it belongs. Let's hope that was a dumpster.
bachbeet
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 23:13
 

I always liked this one.  Like oldsaxon, I also liked undun, these eyes, etc.
coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 23:10
 

Lordy, YES!  Summit County, CO, Summer and Winter of '84...but also amazingly ripping were When You Touch Me, Undun, and No Sugar Tonight/ New Mother Nature Suite...
and this, still as radical and bad-assed a song now as ever...Jam it!
skyguy
(CO)
Posted: Feb 19, 2013 12:53
 

Had the 45-right next to my Grand Funk Railroad.
hbs47
(SE England)
Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:07
 

I expect Canada has smaller death count from guns than America. Nothing to be jealous about there eh ?

Great song BTW.

Never gets lame asking people to guess who is playing this. 

I kind of like Canadian acts, Neil Young, RUSH, Leonard Cohen,The Band,Cowboy Junkies, Daniel Lanois and William Shatner.
DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:05
 

 Carrizito wrote:
Ah give me a break....this belongs in the dust bin
 
For realio?
Carrizito
(Albuquerque, NM)
Posted: Dec 18, 2012 20:41
 

Ah give me a break....this belongs in the dust bin
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Oct 17, 2012 3:28
 

 Kokoloco53 wrote:
All right, that does it. I'm from the era, and The Guess Who has always been a favorite, and their anthem song American Woman is truly a classic, but I also like the jazz favorite, Undun, These Eyes and Laughing. But I understand that the yournger listeners could be critical, I just didn't think they would have created such an uproar politcally regarding Canada, our brothers from the north of the Amercian continent. Are we not all Americans, from the north pole to the southern streches of Argentina? Amerigo Vespucci was one of the first explorers of the Americas and is where our name comes from. C'mon, lighten up, enjoy the day, dig it.
 
I had a laugh. I seriously hope it was supposed to be funny.
cosmiclint
(Vancouver BC)
Posted: Sep 15, 2012 14:20
 

 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Are we not all Americans, from the north pole to the southern streches of Argentina? Amerigo Vespucci was one of the first explorers of the Americas and is where our name comes from. C'mon, lighten up, enjoy the day, dig it.
 
Amen, my American brother :)
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Jul 14, 2012 16:20
 

 fredriley wrote:

The 'military-industrial complex' was identified by a US Pres, Eisenhower no less, way back in 1961. All that's changed since then is the size and influence of this system. Only yesterday Pres Obama, flanked by various bemedalled top brass and pointy-heads, announced military spending cuts and 'realignment of forces' (see BBC story) - it'll be interesting to see if the complex defeats that proposal.

Not that it's got anything to do with this song, mind - it just came to mind when I saw your post, so I thought I'd throw in my 2 cent's worth (Euro cents, naturally).

 

True, Ike coined the term.   I'd slash that damn budget in half. Supposed to be for defense. Our defense.  I'd slash all government in half, though, so I don't think you and I are speaking the same language.  I do find it amusing though to hear Europeans complaining about subsidies going out of the US and abroad, smack dab into their coffers.  These bases are subsidies, you know, to the host country.  It's you guys sucking Uncle Sam's big ole Yankee teat.  Please, ask us to leave, kick us out.  I beg you! Good luck on your governments allowing that.
smackiepipe
(Western North Carolina)
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 13:11
 

Rometuma's consistant, that's for sure. I always chuckle and find it endearing in a Forrest Gump kinda way. I have no problem with him. He likes what he likes, and nothing else floats within his bubble.

Monkeysdad wrote:

Classic indeed...one that didn't need a re-do by Lenny Kravitz whatsoever!
 
Agreed!
BikeCoachDave
(Columbia, Ky.)
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:57
 

 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 
Romeotuma, have you ever met a song you didnt rate a 10? Isnt there another forum online somewhere you might post your countless political articles and your silly 'everybody in my hotel room....' comment that is sprinkled some 3K times on RP?
yellowfish
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:56
 

Apparently, this song was mostly improvised (the lyrics that is) as the band was just in this groove and Burton stepped to the mike and started with that classic line. Would never have made it to vinyl had not there been someone in the studio with a tape recorder...one of the first of the kind..
RainTarp
(Boston)
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:56
 

Sounds like that kid on American Idol right now, Philip Philips.  {#Beat}
Monkeysdad
(Simi Valley, CA)
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:55
 


Classic indeed...one that didn't need a re-do by Lenny Kravitz whatsoever!
dw
(PHill, CA)
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:52
 

Classic....guess you had to be there!
 
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Mar 09, 2012 21:00
 



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Kokoloco53
(Safford, AZ)
Posted: Jan 06, 2012 9:12
 

All right, that does it. I'm from the era, and The Guess Who has always been a favorite, and their anthem song American Woman is truly a classic, but I also like the jazz favorite, Undun, These Eyes and Laughing. But I understand that the yournger listeners could be critical, I just didn't think they would have created such an uproar politcally regarding Canada, our brothers from the north of the Amercian continent. Are we not all Americans, from the north pole to the southern streches of Argentina? Amerigo Vespucci was one of the first explorers of the Americas and is where our name comes from. C'mon, lighten up, enjoy the day, dig it.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jan 06, 2012 9:03
 

 kcar wrote:

We'll have to disagree about the influence of the American military on American government officials. I'm not talking about deployments—and neither were you with your ship and plane numbers. I'm talking about military budgets and weapons systems. It is insanely hard to kill a weapons project because contractors and lobbyists pressure Congress and the White House to keep boondoggles alive. Contractors also spread work and jobs on a project over many states to maximize federal government support and prevent cuts. 

As a recent Wired article put it: "While a relative handful of troops fight and die "downrange" in war zones, a massive bureaucracy develops strategies, spends money, and—most especially—builds weapons, all in the name of theoretical, decades-hence showdowns. It's a $500 billion perpetual motion machine."

Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama have all fought to control our military budgets and taken heat for it. American military expenditures in 2010 were about 6 times larger than those of China which has the world's 2nd-largest military. Whom are we competing with now? 

"The only ones you find talking about 'drawbacks to having the world's largest military' are those who want to spend that money on their own enthusiasms."
 
The 'military-industrial complex' was identified by a US Pres, Eisenhower no less, way back in 1961. All that's changed since then is the size and influence of this system. Only yesterday Pres Obama, flanked by various bemedalled top brass and pointy-heads, announced military spending cuts and 'realignment of forces' (see BBC story) - it'll be interesting to see if the complex defeats that proposal.

Not that it's got anything to do with this song, mind - it just came to mind when I saw your post, so I thought I'd throw in my 2 cent's worth (Euro cents, naturally).

Lrobby99
(Wisconsin, USA)
Posted: Jan 06, 2012 8:58
 

I was just a kid and I thought this was horrible then. Earns a Sucko-Barfo.

and for the record consider Canadians pretty smart.
kcar
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 22:57
 

 aelfheld wrote:

First off, I'm not 'snarking' about the Canadian military - the loss of its once vaunted military is a bad thing for Canada.

If you think the military tail wags the American dog, then you've been watching entirely too many silly movies and not bothering to pay attention to actual military deployments.  The only ones you find talking about 'drawbacks to having the world's largest military' are those who want to spend that money on their own enthusiasms.

As for the bit about Canadians being 'jealous', that was a throw-away line about a song irritating ab initio.
 

Actually, your original post is pretty snarky. And too long to make the "jealous" and "resentful" summation a mere throwaway line. 

Btw, a stable and prosperous democracy like Canada does not lose its military like a set of car keys. If elected Canadian governments reduced or merely maintained a level of military capability, they did so as an expression of voters' wishes. I'm not sure how its present military strength "is a bad thing for Canada." Are the Inuits on the warpath? 

We'll have to disagree about the influence of the American military on American government officials. I'm not talking about deployments—and neither were you with your ship and plane numbers. I'm talking about military budgets and weapons systems. It is insanely hard to kill a weapons project because contractors and lobbyists pressure Congress and the White House to keep boondoggles alive. Contractors also spread work and jobs on a project over many states to maximize federal government support and prevent cuts. 

As a recent Wired article put it: "While a relative handful of troops fight and die "downrange" in war zones, a massive bureaucracy develops strategies, spends money, and—most especially—builds weapons, all in the name of theoretical, decades-hence showdowns. It's a $500 billion perpetual motion machine."

Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama have all fought to control our military budgets and taken heat for it. American military expenditures in 2010 were about 6 times larger than those of China which has the world's 2nd-largest military. Whom are we competing with now? 

"The only ones you find talking about 'drawbacks to having the world's largest military' are those who want to spend that money on their own enthusiasms."

Dick Cheney, is that you? 



aelfheld
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 15:26
 

 kcar wrote:
My bad—read your post too quickly. But I'm still a bit confused as to why you think that Canadianshould be jealous or resentful about the relative size of their armed forces. Most Americans these days will tell you that there are  plenty of drawbacks to having the world's largest military. Too often the tail wags the dog. 

Btw—how did you jump from a song about American women to snarking about the Canadian military? 

 
First off, I'm not 'snarking' about the Canadian military - the loss of its once vaunted military is a bad thing for Canada.

If you think the military tail wags the American dog, then you've been watching entirely too many silly movies and not bothering to pay attention to actual military deployments.  The only ones you find talking about 'drawbacks to having the world's largest military' are those who want to spend that money on their own enthusiasms.

As for the bit about Canadians being 'jealous', that was a throw-away line about a song irritating ab initio.

kcar
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 14:07
 

 aelfheld wrote:

Neither resentful nor jealous.

I'm not Canadian.

{#Cheesygrin}
 
My bad—read your post too quickly. But I'm still a bit confused as to why you think that Canadianshould be jealous or resentful about the relative size of their armed forces. Most Americans these days will tell you that there are plenty of drawbacks to having the world's largest military. Too often the tail wags the dog. 

Btw—how did you jump from a song about American women to snarking about the Canadian military? 

apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 13:57
 

prefer Lenny's version.
aelfheld
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 13:48
 

 kcar wrote:
My friend, if you checked out the percentage of the US federal budget going to the military (as "defense") and explored the modern-day instances of the American "military-industrial complex" that Eisenhower warned about, then you'd be neither resentful nor jealous. 
 
Neither resentful nor jealous.

I'm not Canadian.

{#Cheesygrin}


cohifi
(Denver)
Posted: Nov 03, 2011 22:48
 

not sure it should have 6.8 score, either
xtalman
(What dimension?)
Posted: Oct 03, 2011 9:05
 

 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
This should be followed by something, anything by BTO.
 
Nothing in the list of available tunes, would be sweet though.

mchernaik
Posted: Oct 03, 2011 9:04
 

 jenseda wrote:
Give me the Guess Who.  They have the courage to be drunken buffoons.
 
The greatest piece of gobbledy-gook...

kcar
Posted: May 30, 2011 12:53
 

 aelfheld wrote:

Canada once had the 3rd largest navy in the world: now, well you've fewer ships than the Philippines.

Canada's troops were once considered so tough they were assigned one of the worst beaches at Normandy: now, well you've got maybe a 1,000 more troops than Saudi Arabia.

Canada once had a decent air force: now, you've got 30 more aircraft than Mexico.

In every category Canada, which once boxed well outside of its weight, is hardly more capable than any third-rank country dependent on others for their defense.

So, yeah, jealous.  Resentful, too.
 

My friend, if you checked out the percentage of the US federal budget going to the military (as "defense") and explored the modern-day instances of the American "military-industrial complex" that Eisenhower warned about, then you'd be neither resentful nor jealous. 

 
Ahnyer_Keester
(Chicago Il)
Posted: May 30, 2011 12:48
 

This should be followed by something, anything by BTO.
aelfheld
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 9:21
 

 pdemeester wrote:
Ya, that's right . . . we're jealous. {#Wink}
 
Canada once had the 3rd largest navy in the world: now, well you've fewer ships than the Philippines.

Canada's troops were once considered so tough they were assigned one of the worst beaches at Normandy: now, well you've got maybe a 1,000 more troops than Saudi Arabia.

Canada once had a decent air force: now, you've got 30 more aircraft than Mexico.

In every category Canada, which once boxed well outside of its weight, is hardly more capable than any third-rank country dependent on others for their defense.

So, yeah, jealous.  Resentful, too.


fingerpin
(oHIo)
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 9:07
 

 capandjudy wrote:

... A friend of mine saw Led Zeppelin around 1970 and said that they closed out the evening with this song. 
 
That's hawt! {#Yes}