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BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 14:28
 

I remember my mom buying this album when it came out.  I managed to take it from her. Still in excellent condition. This song stuck out for me and was one of the first songs I learned on guitar. Great tune!
BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 14:26
 

 jagdriver wrote:
Cat can go suck an egg.

PSD. 

 
Go ahead and criticize a song by all means but at least be an effing adult about it. Twit.
ElKay
(Greater NYC area)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 12:32
 

 Did not know Cat Stevens painted those album covers!

Stratocaster wrote:
Wow, had this album when I was about 15...I don't think I've heard this song in probably 35 years and I could still remember most of the words.

A simpler time. 

He also painted the album covers, did you all know that?

 


ElKay
(Greater NYC area)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 12:31
 

That was a turn-up-really-loud song. Thanks!
 
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 12:30
 

 jagdriver wrote:
Cat can go suck an egg.

PSD. 

 
what insight lol {#Moon}
hanssachs
(Hawaii)
Posted: Jun 18, 2016 1:18
 

Lordamighty - takes me back to puttin' a stack of LPs on the record changer and making out with the girlfriend, hoping her parents stay upstairs ... 
jagdriver
(Now with a New York state of mind)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 11:51
 

Cat can go suck an egg.

PSD. 
jmsmy
(Music Town, Klein, Texas)
Posted: Dec 10, 2015 15:03
 

Jimmy Page and Cat Stevens definitely listened to each other.
AhhtheMusic
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 7:59
 

 kingart wrote:
I have not heard this in years. Many years. It always thrilled me.  Conjures bittersweet but great memories. I love the spirit of this, it is somehow quintessential to its time. And still. And off a very fine album. 

 

Definitely a very fine album.  Every song is solid.  Miss those days when he was so active. 
danmaiullo
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 13:10
 

 kurtster wrote:
To hell with it.  9 to 10.

  Oh, alright! 8 to 9.


Grammarcop
(My neighbor drives a Bentley; I drive a minivan.)
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 18:58
 

CRANK IT!
kurtster
(counting flowers on the wall ...)
Posted: Aug 26, 2014 18:52
 

To hell with it.  9 to 10.
helenofjoy
(Lincoln, Nebraska)
Posted: Jan 18, 2014 12:16
 

So far ahead of his time!  Wonderful!
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 02, 2013 12:46
 

psd'ed a dreary Beck piece and was rewarded with this Super Cat!
Thank you 
ccjemmett
(Toronto)
Posted: Sep 14, 2013 9:01
 

Sweet and wonderful song from an often forgotten  wonderful songwriter .  More of him would be just fine.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Sep 14, 2013 8:59
 

I have not heard this in years. Many years. It always thrilled me.  Conjures bittersweet but great memories. I love the spirit of this, it is somehow quintessential to its time. And still. And off a very fine album. 
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Sep 14, 2013 8:59
 

From Bird to Cat.  Bill, you are crazed.  Love it.
Stratocaster
(Bermuda)
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 11:53
 

Wow, had this album when I was about 15...I don't think I've heard this song in probably 35 years and I could still remember most of the words.

A simpler time. 

He also painted the album covers, did you all know that?
Lyndra_Ski
Posted: May 10, 2013 19:44
 

FORGOT about this song!  Thanks for playing!  Love it...meanwhile L.A.'s local FM rock stations still play the same 15 songs from 40 years ago over and over and over and ov....
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Apr 09, 2013 15:30
 

Go Yusseff!!!!
kdarwish
(Turku, Finland)
Posted: Mar 09, 2013 3:45
 

Poetic and upbeat, Cat Stevens's fine artistry always welcome, thank you! 
hallogallo
(Raleigh, NC)
Posted: Feb 05, 2013 19:58
 


Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat are two amazing albums. An incredible creative period for a very gifted artist.
 
Biscobret
(Vashon, WA)
Posted: Feb 05, 2013 19:53
 

Love me some Cat !!!
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Feb 05, 2013 19:52
 

 yofitofu wrote:
Cat Stevens music is timeless, and always welcome. He was way ahead of his time.
 
That is very much the case. His guitar technique is still being copied to mixed results today. That low end on the bass strings he employed was quite novel in the 70's.   His newer music is really good, too.
Krispian
(Vancouver, BC)
Posted: Feb 05, 2013 19:51
 

Yep 

Segue wrote:
This song rocked 40 years ago. This song still ROCKS!
 


yofitofu
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 9:19
 

Cat Stevens music is timeless, and always welcome. He was way ahead of his time.
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 9:47
 

 heliosweb wrote:


Oh, good grief!

Yes, it's an old comment, but I have to chime in...

Somebody needs to get a clue. Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens) has NEVER, to my knowledge, espoused hate or anything similar.

Just because he's Muslim? Really, John. Get a clue.

 
He supported the killing of people who "defame the prophet".

Those remarks got him a lot of bad press, and he's distanced himself from them quite a bit since.
TJS
(Bradley, Il)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 9:42
 

 bachbeet wrote:
Cat sure put out some great music for quite a while.  Only thing that stopped him was Islam/religion.  Yet another victim of blind faith.  What a waste.
 

Well said.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 9:42
 

SING IT, CAT! What a great song! Great album! An 8 for the song + 2 bonus points for what young boy happiness and wonder I associate with it. A 10. Cat or Steven or Yusuf or whatever he has called himself is a fine singer songwriter. 
kurtster
(Back in Ohiya, for now ...)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 9:42
 

Cat !  Great Cat, too !

I don't give a flying fig about his politics.  I love his music.
bachbeet
Posted: Jun 30, 2012 23:35
 

Cat sure put out some great music for quite a while.  Only thing that stopped him was Islam/religion.  Yet another victim of blind faith.  What a waste.
Segue
(Almost Paradise)
Posted: Jun 30, 2012 23:31
 

This song rocked 40 years ago. This song still ROCKS!
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 8:33
 

I meant johnconn
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 8:24
 

Yes, ridiculous comment by john john.  Just because a man calls himself Yusuf Islam is no good reason, no reason at all, to be hateful yourself.
Here is another song Cat Stevens wrote, covered by Santana on the Zebop album. Hardly the lyrics of a hate monger. Get real, pal. 

Don't you feel a change a-coming
From another side of time
Breaking down the walls of silence
Lifting shadows from your mind
Placing back the missing mirrors
That before you couldn't find
Filling mysteries of emptiness
That yesterday left behind.

Chorus:
And we all know it's better
Yesterday has passed
Now let's all start the living
For the one that's going to last.

(repeat chorus)

Don't you feel the day is coming
That will stay and remain
When your children see
The answers
That you saw the same
When the clouds have all gone
There will be no more rain
And all the beauty of all things
Is uncovered again.

Chorus

(repeat chorus)

Don't you feel the day is coming
And it won't be too soon
When the people of the world
Can all live in one room
When we shake off the ancient
Chains of our tomb
We will all be born again
Of the eternal womb.


scrubbrush
(Sea of Calm)
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 8:09
 

always loved this one... He's always had the most amazingly emotive voice.
heliosweb
(New Mexico USA)
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 14:56
 

 johnjconn wrote:
Cat , Cat , Cat?????????????????
What the hell happened to ya????????????
I turn my head for a minute, and you turned to hate.  
Chill out , pick up your guitar and get back to the Jesus look

 

Oh, good grief!

Yes, it's an old comment, but I have to chime in...

Somebody needs to get a clue. Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens) has NEVER, to my knowledge, espoused hate or anything similar.

Just because he's Muslim? Really, John. Get a clue.

Grammarcop
(Upriver from Zug Island)
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 14:39
 

This song has an amazing groove.
Cynaera
(Oh, who cares?)
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 11:28
 

This put me in a Cat Stevens Mood.  Gotta go find a couple of his CDs and put the headphones on now... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
Carl
(The Summit City)
Posted: Jul 18, 2011 18:25
 

 johnjconn wrote:
Cat , Cat , Cat?????????????????
What the hell happened to ya????????????
I turn my head for a minute, and you turned to hate.  
Chill out , pick up your guitar and get back to the Jesus look

 
If all "Islamists" were like Cat/Yusuf, there wouldn't be any terrorists or religious strife (except, possibly, due to other sources, including Christian fundamentalists, or fundamentalists of any persuasion, for that matter).

cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: May 16, 2011 11:35
 

 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Holy smokes! Looks like this was added recently. Yet another reason why I'm a big fan of RP. Classic Cat.

  Yes indeed. The first years I listened, I even started to wonder why we never heard any Cat, since Bill plays Joni, Van, Pheobe (RIP), et al. This really does sound wonderful.


run4more
(The cave)
Posted: Apr 14, 2011 22:07
 

A song we heard while high-schoolers nursing hangovers during a weekend at the beach in SLO. So naturally it has attained spiritual status and nothing can change that.
Eric_Denison
(British Columbia)
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 11:47
 

Dude, where did you find this old picture of Yusuf?  If you want to know what the man is up to, pick up one of his new cds. Still making amazing music, and yes he is still playing his guitar.

 
johnjconn wrote:


Cat , Cat , Cat?????????????????
What the hell happened to ya????????????
I turn my head for a minute, and you turned to hate.  
Chill out , pick up your guitar and get back to the Jesus look
 


Eric_Denison
(British Columbia)
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 11:03
 

Yusuf, still going strong after all these years.  His latest rendition of "Peace Train", from a couple of years back, really kicks.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 10:57
 

My cat could have sung better than this, and she was 20 last year (now gone to the great basket in the sky, sadly). Yer man Stevens has one of those voices, like Dylan, which I've never been able to understand why folk go so bananas over. It's like sticking pins in my ears listening to this guy.
HazzeSwede
(Vinyl Land)
Posted: Feb 11, 2011 2:11
 

 sirdroseph wrote:
Yusuf in da house!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
 
{#Lol}

BrownFox
(Carpinteria, CA)
Posted: Jan 10, 2011 19:44
 

Not one of my favorites from the artist, but still Quite Likable.
agkagk
(Aurora, Ontario, Canada)
Posted: Jan 10, 2011 19:41
 

This dittty and Angelsea just beg to be cranked up!
(former member)
Posted: Jan 10, 2011 19:39
 

Thought this was Sun/C79 at first and went to CRANK IT UP.

This is good, but it's not as good.
NeilBlanchard
(Greater Boston area, Massachusetts Eaarth)
Posted: Dec 10, 2010 5:46
 

Hi,

 
johnjconn wrote:
Cat , Cat , Cat?????????????????
What the hell happened to ya????????????
I turn my head for a minute, and you turned to hate.  
Chill out , pick up your guitar and get back to the Jesus look

 
I think you misunderstand Islam.  There are people who hate in most religions.

Cat Stevens went through a lot of spiritual searching — look at his later catalog, in particular.

Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat are at the pinnacle of his music, closely followed by Catch Bull at Four and Buddha and the Chocolate Box.  Numbers ... not so much.

Sincerely, Neil

Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 10:52
 

Some days just lend themselves to a Cat Stevens song, and this is one of them - overcast, a little rainy, and perfect for staying indoors with a hot beverage, a few cuddly cats, and RP.

Thanks, Bill and Rebecca - this is one of my favorite Cat songs... {#Music}