Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fleet Foxes "i liked P.I.L. more than the mp3 you sent me on msn.."

well my Honey was talking about The Fleet Foxes. See my previous post. Yeah P.I.L. was great to hear again. But if you want to hear something new.. like *The Beach Boys specially *Pet Sounds, *Crosby Still Nash, a bit *Simon and Garfunkel en also reminders of Neil Young too lets just say a whole bunch of 60/70 at there best! then you have to listen to this.

Right from that harmonies of the great intro:

*Red squirrel in the morning,
Red squirrel in the evening,
Red squirrel in the morning, I'm coming to take you home.

(im jealous of that simple funny start)

there rises the mood for an amazing album!

lets check what Youtube has to offer btw i skip most of the *only sound clips from now on:

a nice harmony song on this clip (which is not on the album) the first song of the album: Sun It Rises

the next song/clip White Winter Hymnal can be downloaded from the Subpop site visit them for more info too and btw also for another clip and to purchase this album! I really LOVE this song i wanne wave with my arms at the start The song ends so subtle brilliantly sad.. lyrics its my favourite track.

it looks indeed that we are 30 year back watch Ragged Wood:

mmm i wanne play CCR again too! but what an amazing song! chills.. btw there are many names passing by Michael, Jesse, Oliver James

The next song: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

recorded in a church. (The sound is bit lousy). The lyrics are great:

Wanderers this morning came by
Where did they go
Graceful in the morning light
To banner fair
To follow you softly
In the cold mountain air

Through the forest
Down to your grave
Where the birds wait
And the tall grasses wave
They do not
know you anymore

Dear shadow alive and well
How can the body die
You tell me everything
Anything true

In the town one morning I went
Staggering through premonitions of my death
I don't see anybody that dear to me

Dear shadow alive and well
How can the body die
You tell me everything
Anything true

I don't know what I have done
I'm turning myself to a demon
I don't know what I have done
I'm turning myself to a demon

next song: Quiet Houses

Come to me
Come to me
Come to me
Come to me!!

with a Pet Sounds feel.. it even has the mumbeling but you hear that better on the cd.

"let your hair grow long... with He Doesn't Know Why

do i see there the goats from "The Pet Sounds" cover??

to the next atmosferic song Heard them Stirring there is not a clip. Only a sound only.

a for me chilling song Your protector

maby this one reminds me most to CCR.. bit swampy.

also from the next one there is no clip. Meadowlarks. Great great simple guitar. Love the production.

how many great bands weren't already on David Letterman (btw to bad Letterman is not on Dutch TV anymore) now Fleet Foxes with Blue Ridge Mountains
ok i have to tell his voice reminds me of Paul Young. (Thats not a recommandation for most after that most horrible alltime cover he did but he made even worse songs!. Honey don't click the link i warn you!!).
With that Big Country guitar bit REM it brings youth memories..

last song Oliver James

what a great album. Im a bad reviewer. I can only tell simply what i like and what it reminds me off. For me no subtitle eh reflections. Just that i played this many times already and that it makes me Long for american valleys with trees in autumn leaves maby a early snowfall.. scratchy records and the *creaking sound of open fire. Pass me the bottle please.. We don't need to talk to understand.

ps. Now lets hope they dont get too much cheers and feel to much pressure for the next album if there are other readers which one do you prefer? P.I.L or Fleet Foxes?

Sunday, October 05, 2008


was just at a birthparty where my brother in law played an album of P.I.L. That was a long time ago i played them for the last time. All my cd's are stored in boxes and randomly so i play them rarely. But "Second Edition" -hidden in them- also known as The Metal Box is still one of my all time favourite albums. The sharp voice of Lydon the noisy guitar and especially the hunting basslines of Jah Wobble still gives me shivers. Poptones (thank you Youtube there is again! a nice video of it) is my favourite song of that album.

"Drive to the forest in a Japanese car
The smell of rubber on country tar
Hindsight does me no good
Standing naked in this back of the woods
The cassette played poptones
I can't forget the impression you made
You left a hole in the back of my head
I don't like hiding in this foliage and peat
It's wet and i'm losing my body heat
The cassette played poptones
This bleeding heart
Looking for bodies
Nearly injured my pride
Praise picknicking in the British Countryside

Here a clip of Death Disco

(btw i always hear the previous song following im Waiting for the bass intro!)


the version on the cd is much better then this version

No clip but WHAT A BASS!! Albatross

i see "old" summernights troubles at school, smoking weed at my sleepingroom window, old lost friends my black cassette walkman with tdk tapes (that's antique now!) all very lousy but such a clear time too!

a silly clip where the bass is nearly unhearable *Swanlake

Next a no clip *Graveyard The end of the cd Radio4 Music is indeed one of the strongest ways to remember the past. Emotions to long to explain. Let me just post all the songs *No Birds(with some pics). Socialist Chant


bass bass give me bassssss The Suit

What a great song wow

Bad Baby
The opening line is great i always have to think of the beatles [strangly]

"Nearly ten thirty
I'm rising early
I've got an eye to buy the best
Before the rush
Someone left a baby
In the car part
Never any reason
Don't you listen
One more sob story
Some one is calling
Seen through the window
Calling through mirrors
Don't you listen
Don't interfere
Ignore it and
It will go away
Someone is calling
Don't you listen
Don't you listen
Someone is calling
Don't listen
Someone is calling
Don't you listen
Don't you listen"

This album is always so cheap so run to shops and buy it (unless you are my neigbour...!)

here one more version of Poptones because its such a briliant song