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The Dandy Warhols — Godless
Album: Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 4907









Released: 2000
Length: 5:34
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Hey I said you're godless and
It seems like you're a soulless friend
As spotless as you were back then
I swear that you are godless
Hey I guess you're lonely when
I gave you all it took so then
A stranger there is ever been
I guess, it's what you wanted
Of late, it seems lonely I would be
I begged, I plead
But this is all that I have gotten
Hey as for the day my friend
To hope that you could ever bend
I swear you are, I swear you are
I swear, that you are godless
Hey I said you're godless
Hey and you're a soulless friend
Hey I said you're heartless
And I swear, I swear
Godless
Godless
you're godless
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This was good song on a great album. Their hitsong featured on it as well, but the whole album was a complete work of art.

(as with Violator by Depeche Mode)
Great segue!
Listening to this song I get a visual of someone really, really high sticking a finger in my chest and rambling at me.
 greg_w wrote:


I agree totally. I've been loving RP for AT LEAST a decade and it has been the source of me finding some of my favorite tracks and artists - over and over.  I finally decided that it was LONG overdue to start contributing, which I finally did last year.


I'm in Toronto and feel fortunate to have found RP...it's a pleasure to help support such fine and varied content from two lovely people
 choosybeggar wrote:

Sorry I'm posting this here. I could find anyplace for general comments. If it exists, please move this as appropriate. 

I've been listening to RP for more than a decade. It's the nest example of which I know that leverages the power of the internet for good, gracing the entire planet with it's programmers knack for showcasing  amazing music. 

When friends inquire about whether the music stream is Pandora or Spotify, I explain what I surmise to be Bill's key insight. You really can't have an interesting, for profit, local radio station. Costs are much higher and moreover, connecting with listeners within a defined broadcast area, necessities  bland and repetitive content. At the pinnace of Bill's insight sits RP; such varied, high-quality programming and a world-wide audience, some 10% of whom (myself included) pay a small sum to underwrite Bill's and Rebecca's Rockin' Roll Lifestyle.



I agree totally. I've been loving RP for AT LEAST a decade and it has been the source of me finding some of my favorite tracks and artists - over and over.  I finally decided that it was LONG overdue to start contributing, which I finally did last year.
 Lowdown wrote:

The best dandy Warhol song in my opinion 



All the Dandy Warhols songs are the best Dandy Warhols songs.
What an absolutely incredible segue from Joan Osbornes "One of us". Amazing! Long live RP!
What a nicely put together song. Many layers.
 unclehud wrote:

To all who cite plagiarism:  Did it occur to you that the Warhols chose the chord progression of "My Sweet Lord" as a contrast to "Godless"?  Jesus, people, think a little deeper, please.



Perhaps. Though, based on much of the Dandy Warhols catalog utilizing fairly trivial and repetitive chord progressions, that might be giving them too much credit. 
The best dandy Warhol song in my opinion 
Nice selection for a Sunday morning.
Excellent!
Someone nicked some guitar from Harrison ...
 zurcronium wrote:

The louder this song is played the higher the rating. Try it. It’s called the Dandy Effect.



Yeah! Applies to this whole album. If I could recount all the drug and alcohol fueled shenanigans that... er... never mind.
A great track that had previously caught my ear as I had already given it an 8. May have to bump this to a 9. It's the kind of track you'd want on a soundtrack/playlist as you bring a bunch of old friends together for a reunion and say "Hey guys, check out the cool music I've been listening to."
Of course everyone is godless. If only more people realised.
(Nearly) the entire album is absolutely godlike.
 AbileneTexas wrote:
Great segue from Elton John’s “60 years On”
 
Agreed!  RP do it all the time...keep it up Bill
The louder this song is played the higher the rating. Try it. It’s called the Dandy Effect.
Great segue from Elton John’s “60 years On”
absolutely love this
 choosybeggar wrote:
Well said Choosy.  You've pretty much summarized my feelings.  I've been contributing $10/mo. since I first discovered RP in 2004.  Long live internet music powered by the human soul!
 

Oooh, how about a segue into Creedance Clearwater Revival "Run Through the Jungle" from this?
Transition from COYB's "Hollow Talk" to this...
This song is a 10, the song after it on the album (Mohammed) is a 10, and I will hear no arguments otherwise.
Just bumped up my rating, but I've never liked the music more and undderstood the lyrics less.
Nice segue from Hollow Talk, Bill! Seamless!
Sorry I'm posting this here. I could find anyplace for general comments. If it exists, please move this as appropriate. 

I've been listening to RP for more than a decade. It's the nest example of which I know that leverages the power of the internet for good, gracing the entire planet with it's programmers knack for showcasing  amazing music. 

When friends inquire about whether the music stream is Pandora or Spotify, I explain what I surmise to be Bill's key insight. You really can't have an interesting, for profit, local radio station. Costs are much higher and moreover, connecting with listeners within a defined broadcast area, necessities  bland and repetitive content. At the pinnace of Bill's insight sits RP; such varied, high-quality programming and a world-wide audience, some 10% of whom (myself included) pay a small sum to underwrite Bill's and Rebecca's Rockin' Roll Lifestyle.
...and George got sued for his "ripoff"! WTF!

You can call this My Sweet Chord.
Wow! Nice transition!
bumped to "Godlike"
Anyone else seeing the closing sequence of Bill Bailey's 'Part Troll'?
SEMPRE un bel ritmo canzone che si ascolta volentieri e si distingue nel mare
Damn, that was a great segue from "Hollow Talk" by Choir of Young Believers.
 rate 9 
 nomnol wrote:
When  a song is given a number of plays in the last 30 days, does that include the one playing? Anyone know?
 
I think it does include the one playing, as I've never seen "0". Besides, it can't be "0" as the moment that the song has been played for listener A, listener B may not have heard it yet :)
By the way, great segue from COYB!
When  a song is given a number of plays in the last 30 days, does that include the one playing? Anyone know?
Well, if they can rip a little from the Stones, nuttin' wrong with a little rip from Harrison. I like it.
Always makes me think of Bill Bailey
never ages.
With opening guitar strum I thought this was a My Sweet Lord cover by someone like Jesus and Mary Chain. Love it.
This one, with a few more listens, could go even higher. It just delivers more and more each play. 
 janac13 wrote:
That horn line sounds just like Ed Kuepper from the late 80's
 

Dont know this album from Kuepper but for sure this song could be on "Prehistoric sound", the great album from the Saints. It sound exactly the same, but it's oK, it's a very good song.
I will forever remember the day I got this CD, pressed play and tried to do some paperwork but ended up just listening to the whole thing all the way through. Desert Island disc (or the modern equivalent I guess) for sure.
 donmonty wrote:
All round excellent album - favorite at our house - but why under "New Tracks" - its 18 years old?
 
 

I thnk new to RP rotation.
At the very beginning, I always think it is going to be Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride.
All round excellent album - favorite at our house - but why under "New Tracks" - its 18 years old?
 
Likeable but super derivative.  Funny how people give that a pass.
 PaganSkier wrote:
The interlude is cool how the trumpet just wanders around for a while creating all sorts of images in my head. I must confess to having binge listened to this song more than once.
 
I never noticed that! Thanks! 

meh.

11!
Kick out the jams
{#Cool}
The interlude is cool how the trumpet just wanders around for a while creating all sorts of images in my head. I must confess to having binge listened to this song more than once.
Herb Albert would be proud.... & George too.
Don't forget the 6:08 live version!  Dandy's recorded two shows at the Wonder ballroom in Portland in 2013 that came out in 2014 (Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Live At The Wonder).  And brought the horn player!  Some tasty trumpet on this cut

Portland IPAs and the DWs.  Best day ever!
Godless is Godlike! Once this is done on to find that +5 minute version! 
 e_b wrote:
There is an "extended outro" on the "Capital Years" version which puts it over 5 minutes

Lindo525 wrote:

I feel that way about the entire song. Another post below mentioned that this is on nearly all of their playlists. Same here. I have been guilty of hitting repeat for this one! If someone puts out a 5 minute long re-mix - I'm in!

 

 
Thank you for this information!
 lily34 wrote:
still like it a lot in spite of the...comparisons.

 
Lily lives on.....
There is an "extended outro" on the "Capital Years" version which puts it over 5 minutes

Lindo525 wrote:

I feel that way about the entire song. Another post below mentioned that this is on nearly all of their playlists. Same here. I have been guilty of hitting repeat for this one! If someone puts out a 5 minute long re-mix - I'm in!

 


 mgkiwi wrote:
My sweat lord!!!!
Proclivities wrote:

That sweat lord probably just needs to use an antiperspirant!
sweat lord

 

Now that is a funny comeback, Proclivities! 

And even to this day I don't get how George H was found to have unconsciously plagiarized the Chiffons' "He's so Fine"  - unbelievable really.  At least the Dandy Warhols made use of the "My Sweet Lord" sound humorously in giving us "Godless."  It's a 9 from this Sweaty Seattleite (hey it's in the 90s here {#Sunny}




Good call
 

Emwolb wrote:
 
 more like the Chiffon's "He's So Fine"

 


this song is love at first sight.   Just listening to it by accident, if you wandered into a room where it is playing automatically makes you one of the Kool Kids!  It's that Kool.
 Lindo525 wrote:

I feel that way about the entire song. Another post below mentioned that this is on nearly all of their playlists. Same here. I have been guilty of hitting repeat for this one! If someone puts out a 5 minute long re-mix - I'm in!

 
F' it, me too! why do I only have this rated as a 9?

Fixed.
 mgkiwi wrote:
My sweat lord!!!!

 
That sweat lord probably just needs to use an antiperspirant!
sweat lord
Other than the first two chords, it's an entirely different chord progression than that of "My Sweet Lord" and "He's So Fine".  
11!
8 to 9 ...
 ziggytrix wrote:
Love that intro distortion. So much. It could go on for another minute or two and I'd be perfectly fine with it.

 
I feel that way about the entire song. Another post below mentioned that this is on nearly all of their playlists. Same here. I have been guilty of hitting repeat for this one! If someone puts out a 5 minute long re-mix - I'm in!
 mgkiwi wrote:
My sweat lord!!!!


Good observation!  
(Banned) wrote:

I knew something sounded familiar.
Good observation! 

  
 more like the Chiffon's "He's So Fine"
Love that intro distortion. So much. It could go on for another minute or two and I'd be perfectly fine with it.
Great song, love the melancholy film clip. This is on almost all of my regular playlists.
That horn line sounds just like Ed Kuepper from the late 80's
Sounds like an Ennio Morricone mix of My Sweet Lord.
What he can when he's nice, xcues my french, and triangels are godless favourite.
 mgkiwi wrote:
My sweat lord!!!!

 
I knew something sounded familiar.
Good observation! 
 trevc wrote:
We're all godless. Wouldn't it be great if everyone realised that and stopped fighting over it.

  I am  with you on that one brother
My Dead Lord
Everyone is godless. Unfortunately far too few people realise that fact.
Perfect right after Heroes!  {#Notworthy}
A great song from an excellent album. This album is so much fun, what a great vibe.
 Saltash_Calling wrote:
Nice 

 
That is one super emoticon! LOL Thanks for that!
 Skydog wrote:
 
it's appears i'm not alone

 
You are absolutely right! 
My sweet lord for sure
 
 Skydog wrote:
 
it's appears i'm not alone

 


Good but PSD.
 Skydog wrote:
Did anyone else hear the opening of  "My Sweet Lord" here on this opening?

 
 Proclivities wrote:

Nope, you're the first.

   mgkiwi wrote:
My sweat lord!!!!

  
it's appears i'm not alone
great run of Dandy Warhols this week {#Jump} 
My sweat lord!!!!
 scrabblehound wrote:

How was the show?

 
It was fantastic to meet all of them.  They were very cool and down to earth.  Got to see about 3 songs during sound check, then the band hung out with us for a bit.  The show itself was great - but they had trouble with getting the sound right in the venue, so that could have been better.  Highly recommend seeing them if you can.
 KaraokeVox wrote:

uh..what about churches?  oh...they are out of vogue nowadays because you find entire families there.
 
Churches, yes! My bad. My parents took my brothers and me to church about five times by the time I was 10 and then gave it up, so I don't have much personal experience to draw on. Now, M&D are hip-deep in their Unitarian local. 

1/5/16 edit: Excellent segue from Bowie "Heroes" to this, which in a fit of enthusiasm I have boosted to 10. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Nope, you're the first.

 
That is mean  {#Cheesygrin}
 Skydog wrote:
Did anyone else hear the opening of  "My Sweet Lord" here on this opening?

 
Nope, you're the first.
Did anyone else hear the opening of  "My Sweet Lord" here on this opening?
 aspicer wrote:
Psyched to see these guys live on November 19th in Chicago!
 

 
How was the show?
Saw them in Chicago recently they were excellent. If a fan definitely do the VIP option - they were VERY cool to meet and hang out with, plus seeing their sound check and a few songs they did, including my own request!  Courtney told me they will have a new album out in early 2016..!  He shared the production and editing became epic, but almost done.

BTW, Dig! movie fans, I asked about that and they all agreed it was very much edited to show tension between them and BJM that really was not there....your inside scoop of the day.
 trevc wrote:
We're all godless. Wouldn't it be great if everyone realised that and stopped fighting over it.

 
Good appointment even it's offtopic ;) 
We're all godless. Wouldn't it be great if everyone realised that and stopped fighting over it.
 Skydog wrote:
The opening strums of the guitar sounded like "My Sweet Lord" the George Harison rip-off.

 
Nice musical pun (or at least a musical allusion). That song mentions 5 (or so) different forms of God, and this song is called Godless...
 Skydog wrote:
The opening strums of the guitar sounded like "My Sweet Lord" the George Harison rip-off.

 
A riff is as good as a lawsuit.
Psyched to see these guys live on November 19th in Chicago!
 
The opening strums of the guitar sounded like "My Sweet Lord" the George Harison rip-off.
Missed my chance to see them in Chicago 2 weeks ago- thunderstormed out!  One day I'll see them again.
11!
This sounds just like the Boo Radleys.

Edit: that's a compliment
10 Godlike for Godless
I swear there were comments on this song in the past. (ok, they are back lol!)
One of my all time favourite pieces.  
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I was just havin' a little fun, Proc.  ; )
Now we've got the whole Sam Smith / Tom Petty thing; it all seems a bit silly.

 
{#Cheers} Cheers!
On a quieter note:
giant cymbals
Always loved my time in Oregon...and The Dandys and Brian Jonestown Massacre were it man....
 
 Proclivities wrote:
Why are people still bringing this up?  Harrison was (ludicrously) sued for stealing the entire structure and melody of a song and writing different lyrics for it, not for stealing a "riff".  Guitar-strumming styles cannot be copyrighted - especially when just strumming a I - IV progression.
 
I was just havin' a little fun, Proc.  ; )
Now we've got the whole Sam Smith / Tom Petty thing; it all seems a bit silly.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hey, didn't George H. get sued for "stealing" this riff from The Chiffons' "He's so Fine"?
Maybe George's estate should sue these guys??

 
Why are people still bringing this up?  Harrison was (ludicrously) sued for stealing the entire structure and melody of a song and writing different lyrics for it, not for stealing a "riff".  Guitar-strumming styles cannot be copyrighted - especially when just strumming a I - IV progression.
 WonderLizard wrote:

I suggest just ignoring him. Like my pappy told me, "Son, never argue with a jackass. After a while folks can't tell the difference."

 
When arguing with an idiot, make sure he's not doing the same. :)
Regardless if he's andy warhol or not of course. 
Ich liebe dieses Lied!!!
Hey, didn't George H. get sued for "stealing" this riff from The Chiffons' "He's so Fine"?
Maybe George's estate should sue these guys??
 kcar wrote:
rdo wrote:
Lovely post kcar, would you mind following those rules and stop your little witch hunts that would make Stalin blush?{#Arrowd}

(oh, and BTW, "I" "still" "hate" "jazz" {#Mrgreen})

 
Photo of distracted-looking woman filling two drinking glasses with streams of tears from her eyes

Wah. Wah. Wah. Let me get you a refill. 

Witch hunts? I'm not the one harassing and trolling members on the quality and content of their posts in some goofy Quest to improve RP boards (aka "The Program!"). I'm not the one demanding that BillG ban some members and gratuitously insulting others.  

I go after you because you're a troll and bomb-thrower who can't or won't back up his idiotic sweeping statements and who even admitted that some of his old posts shock him. You're rude, obnoxious and shallow. By and large I don't think you do make people feel welcome and comfortable. Do your own self-inventory about following Third Space rules. 

If "rdo" is just some big windup or joke, well the joke's on you. You crap on others and I crap on you for it. I'm having a good time doing so, actually. You're easy target practice for me. 

{#Wave} {#Ass} {#Moon}

(oh, and BTW, "I" "still" "hate" "jazz" {#Mrgreen}

Can't say I care or ever did*. Seriously, is there any point to you at all? smh  {#Nyah}

You apparently have some intelligence and genuine interest in RP. Why not take those two positives and put some more thought into your posts while cutting down on the snarks to others? I'd be happy to treat you with more respect and kindness if you'd stop being a dick.  
*Unless rdo=Robert Dale or someone known to him. That's unlikely, but if true I will hunt you down, kick your ass and burn your g.d. clogs in front of you. 

 
I suggest just ignoring him. Like my pappy told me, "Son, never argue with a jackass. After a while folks can't tell the difference."
Turn it UPPPP
If you have as good music taste as RP...This album should be top 10. Its timeless.
Rate it 6. Best one of the .dandys is: Good Morning.....  Greetings from the other side of the world 

 
cool trippn"
Nice