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SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 5:08
 

 fredriley wrote:
I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:



 
And some (me) will actually remember rag and bone men plying their trade from a horse driven cart. . . 
Karetto
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 16:11
 

 themusicroob wrote:

Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.

 
There is a British artist called Tokio Myers...you may want to listen to his version of this song on YouTube he actually combines interstellar and human together and creates one of the most beautiful pieces of music you’ve ever heard. (Tokio Myers-Human)
dyp160
(Waterloo Belgium)
Posted: Jan 07, 2018 3:47
 

Not a really bad song but so stupid lyrics...
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Dec 11, 2017 14:05
 

 Proclivities wrote:

I'd rather hear that tune. It would be interesting if he were to cover it.

 
This guy would agree:


Bananarama
Posted: Nov 26, 2017 13:22
 

 Decoy wrote:
This song would be a lot better if you heard it less. The fact that they use it on TV, mainstream radio, and seemingly EVERYWHERE makes it intolerable. 

 
Consider watching less TV,mainstream radio and try to sit next to the stream, just close enough to sometimes dive into. Maybe this solves your problem.


Decoy
(Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 7:57
 

This song would be a lot better if you heard it less. The fact that they use it on TV, mainstream radio, and seemingly EVERYWHERE makes it intolerable. 
ianmoff
(Harlow/Cambridge/Soham)
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 7:56
 

 fredriley wrote:
I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:



 
You dirty old man!
vinylbob
Posted: Oct 31, 2017 10:50
 

This song is so bad.  Terrible. 
Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 9:27
 

I think there should be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which requires all candidates for public office at any level of government, as a strict condition of eligibility to take office if elected, to quote two lines from this song in every speech and campaign commercial:

"I'm no prophet or Messiah/You should go looking somewhere higher."
wilderbill
(San Ramon, CA)
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 19:08
 

Overplayed.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 09, 2017 9:25
 

 themusicroob wrote:

Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.

 
Thanks for the British hip-hop suggestions!  My original take on this track was without knowing he was British, hence the "Texas" sound (which BillG emphasized today playing ZZ Top's La Grange before this one) - and maybe we'll get to hear more of the Brit-Hop you mentioned someday.  LONG LIVE RP!!
KaiT
(Toronto Canada)
Posted: Oct 09, 2017 8:50
 

Overplay on mainstream radio (at least here where I live) is killing this song for me. It comes on, I shut it off. 
 
mbrow468
(Texas)
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 22:35
 

Goddammit!
mbrow468
(Texas)
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 22:35
 

Cop out... after all... don't put the blame on me... I should have been better.... 
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 11:24
 

I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:


saintklara
(Israel)
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 5:46
 

nice song, don't get the hate {#Exclaim}
themusicroob
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 5:36
 

 lizardking wrote:

That's how you tell em! 

I do remember the days before BillG (ingeniously) added the PSD button and I think we have the same percentage of comments "this song sucks, play something else" as before...I think the only thing that's gone up is the number of replies "PSD you idiot!" or the similar. 

All that said...I think this is a great track for 2017; a bit harsh sounding in the production, has a good Texas sound to it....so yeah...I'm at an 8 right now.

**EDIT** Well after hearing this track several times, and upping my 8 to a 9, I'm taking it back to the 8.  I still like this track, and I'm really impressed by the idea of British hip-hop.  I think I would like this better if it were "blues-hop" or something like that....the real authentic Texas sound I mentioned last month.  I am not decreasing my rating because of any "pop" influence, although I am prone to not liking what's popular at the time.  For me, I'll need to hear some more Rag'n'Bone Man, possibly I'll get the entire album for those party nights with friends.  LLRP!!



 
Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.
sb204
(Germany)
Posted: Aug 09, 2017 3:25
 

Well, at least it's down to 6 times in 30 days (from 9). Hopefully within the next three months this rate will have reached zero...
ambrebalte
(A pale blue dot)
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 17:58
 


I have no idea who the singer or the band are.
First time I heard this was on RP, and it drew my attention because it's quite a powerful voice.
Lyrics are a bit repetitive and simple, but, maybe because English is not my native language I can listen to it like another musical instrument. I don't watch TV, nor do I listen to the FM. Well, I do sometimes, but in a country where almost no foreign music is played. "Foreign" being among other languages, English songs. :)

I'm a Radiohead listener, like Thome Yorke voice very much. I was trying to imagine these two voices, opposite in every aspect, singing together.
Probably impossible, if I understand the comments below emphasizing on this band being somewhat commercial. Not exactly Thome Yorke cup of tea.
Although, in a sense, nothing published escapes commercial, doesn't it?
astra75
(Australia)
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 17:34
 

Like it, yes, but when hearing it everywhere, it starts to take some of the shine off......
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 17:31
 

 rlr511 wrote:
this guy is NOT good.  Please, please, please ....sounds like hootie and the blow fish trying to make a comeback.  

 
Says you!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 10:46
 

 LPCity wrote:
Never thought I'd hear an update of the Human League classic....

 
I'd rather hear that tune. It would be interesting if he were to cover it.
vluvlu
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 10:39
 

I love this song.  And he DOES not sound like Hootie at all.  
rlr511
(Philadelphia)
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 10:38
 

this guy is NOT good.  Please, please, please ....sounds like hootie and the blow fish trying to make a comeback.  
sb204
(Germany)
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 2:24
 

 mdfergy wrote:
Bill, please quit playing this song. Thanks.

 
I support this request. Urgently.
mdfergy
(Washington, DC)
Posted: Jul 06, 2017 18:10
 

Bill, please quit playing this song. Thanks.
clwguy
Posted: Jul 01, 2017 13:38
 

you've got a bit of a problem for sure. 

Elvis78 wrote:
That`s a really bad Everlast Copy and 100% not "real Music" or better "pure comercial Bullsh*t"!

I spend Money on RP to avoid "things" like this!

PLEASE DON'T PLAY IT AGAIN!!!!!

 


LAwolf8
Posted: Jul 01, 2017 13:37
 

Powerful sound and voice, it would be great if he turned it into a positive celebration.
Elvis78
(Germany)
Posted: Jun 30, 2017 23:33
 

That`s a really bad Everlast Copy and 100% not "real Music" or better "pure comercial Bullsh*t"!

I spend Money on RP to avoid "things" like this!

PLEASE DON'T PLAY IT AGAIN!!!!!
mikkel
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 2:08
 

 {#Clap}DaidyBoy wrote:
I love this song, but someone should have shown that whooping idiot in the "audience" the door before the recording started.

 


DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 1:48
 

I love this song, but someone should have shown that whooping idiot in the "audience" the door before the recording started.
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 6:36
 

blegh, so if you are human you don't deserve blame?    so who or what is culpable for the deeds of Manson, Sutcliffe, Krays, Fritzel, Hitler, Trump..... Piers Morgan........
LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 12:01
 

Never thought I'd hear an update of the Human League classic....
bluematrix
(confluence of mississippi and missouri rivers)
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 12:01
 

 ziggytrix wrote:

if i wanna read shitposts i can browse youtube comments tyvm

 
Nice reply!
Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 12:00
 

I generally don't like music that sounds like this, but there's something compelling about his voice—it's got that "old soul" quality.
mdfergy
(Washington, DC)
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 12:00
 

I don't really like the lyrics of this song... sounds like he's trying to get out of blame for all of his misbehavior just because he's human... 
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 31, 2017 14:06
 

 leechi wrote:
if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm
ziggytrix wrote:

if i wanna read shitposts i can browse youtube comments tyvm

 
That's how you tell em! 

I do remember the days before BillG (ingeniously) added the PSD button and I think we have the same percentage of comments "this song sucks, play something else" as before...I think the only thing that's gone up is the number of replies "PSD you idiot!" or the similar. 

All that said...I think this is a great track for 2017; a bit harsh sounding in the production, has a good Texas sound to it....so yeah...I'm at an 8 right now.

**EDIT** Well after hearing this track several times, and upping my 8 to a 9, I'm taking it back to the 8.  I still like this track, and I'm really impressed by the idea of British hip-hop.  I think I would like this better if it were "blues-hop" or something like that....the real authentic Texas sound I mentioned last month.  I am not decreasing my rating because of any "pop" influence, although I am prone to not liking what's popular at the time.  For me, I'll need to hear some more Rag'n'Bone Man, possibly I'll get the entire album for those party nights with friends.  LLRP!!


chyk5
(Florida)
Posted: May 31, 2017 12:44
 

Nice vocals, but nothing particularly original about this. Bit of hype methinks. 
eroz
(Boston)
Posted: May 31, 2017 12:42
 

First time hearing this. Good voice. Good tune.
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: May 25, 2017 9:37
 

 leechi wrote:
if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm

 
if i wanna read shitposts i can browse youtube comments tyvm
aelfheld
Posted: May 25, 2017 9:35
 

Kinda boring.
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: May 25, 2017 9:35
 

 leechi wrote:
if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm

 
Just because you hear it on the radio doesn't mean it's a bad song.
beemerjim
Posted: May 22, 2017 7:33
 

Great voice, fantastic bass 
leechi
(Germany)
Posted: May 22, 2017 7:33
 

if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm
NormaJean
(Fort Worth, TX)
Posted: May 22, 2017 7:33
 

I just heard this song on the NPR sister station for music here in Texas.  Good stuff!
garyalex
(NYC)
Posted: May 20, 2017 7:46
 

Very nice.
naumni
(London UK)
Posted: May 20, 2017 7:45
 

I really like this guy and this is a fantastic song.  He's catching on like wildfire here in the watch this space.
ShamanManu
(somewhere in between)
Posted: May 20, 2017 7:44
 

liked it since 1st listening {#Good-vibes}