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Porcupine Tree — Pure Narcotic
Album: Stupid Dream
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:58
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You keep me waiting
You keep me alone in a room full of friends
You keep me hating
You keep me listening to The Bends

No amount of pointless days
Can make this go away

You have me on my knees
You have me listless and deranged
You have me in your pocket
You have me distant and estranged

No narcotics in my brain
Can make this go away

I'm sorry that, I'm sorry that I'm not like you
I worry that I don't act the way you want me to
I'm sorry that, I'm sorry that I'm not like you

You find me wanting
You find me bloodless but inspired
You find me out
You find me hallucinating fire

No narcotics in my brain
Can make this go away

I'm sorry that, I'm sorry that I'm not like you
I worry that I don't act the way you want me to
I'm sorry that, I'm sorry that I'm not like you

Have we ever been here before?
Running headlong at the floor
Leave me dreaming on a railway track
Wrap me up and send me back

(Have we ever been here before?)
I'm sorry that
(Running headlong at the floor)
I'm sorry that I'm not like you
(Leave me dreaming on a railway track)
I worry that
(Wrap me up and send me back)
I don't act the way you'd like me to
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I got here cos I hit the PSD button in an attempt to get away from Willie Nelson (sorry WN fans, fortunately it takes all types). It's the first time I've ever tried PSD... Bill, that was an inspired addition to RP. {#Biggrin}

PT=10 
 RedGuitar wrote:
These guys play some of the best music I've ever heard, and I've been listening since 1964 (Yeah, I'm an old fart).
Love their stuff!
 
Heh. I've been listening since 1961, and PT has been my favorite band for almost a decade! It took me a while but I've collected about 99% of SW & Company's PT output, even the fan club rarities. They're the best.

Perfect
That made me a little sad.
i just <3 the tree.
 
 inindian wrote:
I luv the pure narcotic effect. Brit rock at its best.
 
Rock at its best.  Period.

My favorite song of all time, by any artist, and Stupid Dream is my favorite PT release.


 rodfear wrote:
Hop on a plane. Tickets still available in SF.

 
SirLars wrote:

I tried to get a ticket for that but it's sold out.
if any of those 6 peeps get sick.... i can be your new bestest friend? 
 
He'll have to do the time warp shuffle, too...look at the date of that post, Rodfear.
 


Hop on a plane. Tickets still available in SF.

 
SirLars wrote:

I tried to get a ticket for that but it's sold out.
if any of those 6 peeps get sick.... i can be your new bestest friend? 
 


Tonight Buffalo, Saturday night Toronto.... can't wait.  
This sounds so different from the conception I had of POrcupine Tree (something like Tool)
 lemmoth wrote:
Not usually a PT fan - my fiancee loves them.  But I like this mellower side.
 

I reckon this CD is their no. 2 effort after In Absentia.  It is by far the most accessible and I'm always blown away by how little recognition this CD has received.

Maybe that is because I find the CD rich in the traditions of the Beatles, Beach Boys and similar from the period?  Started listening to rock music in 1966-67. I was 10.  Probably started to figure out Cold War politics before that so who knows where my tastes come from!



 keller1 wrote:


We have six seats in the eighth row for their show in Toronto on September 30.

Gavin Harrison borders on unbelievable live —- the visuals are synched to the music and so he has to play all those weird time signatures to a click track. 
 
I tried to get a ticket for that but it's sold out.
if any of those 6 peeps get sick.... i can be your new bestest friend? 
 swruch wrote:
Are there any bad PT songs? {#Clap}

So glad they're touring in the US again this year.
I'm hoping SW will play material from Insurgentes.

 

We have six seats in the eighth row for their show in Toronto on September 30.

Gavin Harrison borders on unbelievable live —- the visuals are synched to the music and so he has to play all those weird time signatures to a click track. 


 swruch wrote:
Are there any bad PT songs? {#Clap}

So glad they're touring in the US again this year.
I'm hoping SW will play material from Insurgentes.

 

really appreciate it when someone throws out a great piece of information like this.....

now the question is do I fly up to Chicago or NY to see a show :)
Are there any bad PT songs? {#Clap}

So glad they're touring in the US again this year.
I'm hoping SW will play material from Insurgentes.

Always wonderful................
{#Ask}  Cheesy
not their best, but much better than the rest - I always enjoy PT
...just got this album last week - nice...
Sweet.
{#Notworthy}
 Deadwing wrote:
One of my favorite PT songs
 
One of my least... which still rates better than the average song. *shrug*
Not usually a PT fan - my fiancee loves them.  But I like this mellower side.


This was a nice choice. Bill plays Sentimental and My Ashes far too often considering how much great PT stuff there is out there.  {#Guitarist}
These guys play some of the best music I've ever heard, and I've been listening since 1964 (Yeah, I'm an old fart).
Love their stuff!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Slope!!!! :high-five:
Hi gang!
:guitarist: :hearteyes: :guitarist: One of my favorite PT songs :jump:
I luv the pure narcotic effect. Brit rock at its best.
Nice. A work colleague listens to these a lot - I'll be trying to listen to more.
The refrain reminds me of Supertramp and their soft vocals.
Me too- I'm thinking maybe parts of Hide in your Shell? Maybe not. It's been a while since I listened to Supertramp but there is definitely something there that has a similar quality
LOL Nate :roflol: *edit* WOW! Nate917 had one of his insulting posts in here and he must have deleted it because this comment now makes no sense LOL! *edit* I think he told us to get a room. Which actually is a pretty funny comment.
WAVES back at you Miss..Deadwing wrote:
*waves* :wave:
*waves* :wave:
This is a great peice of music.. :hearteyes: :yes: Deadwing wrote:
hehe 1wolfy :cheesygrin:
hehe 1wolfy :cheesygrin:
I remember it well. I put my face right in front of the speaker, mom's Hi-Fi, and sang it out loud. Life was good. Nice write up..you are too good. Are you sure you are not writing for PT professionally..it is a perfect fit.Deadwing wrote:
Steven Wilson is something of a musical genius. He draws from a myriad of influences and personal inspiration and then creates the music that becomes "Porcupine Tree". I am fairly certain that if he wanted to make it in mainstream music in a big way he would have done it already. The man knows how to write a good hook and has been known to write the optimum 3:30 catchy song on occasion. He is all about making quality, challenging music and holds the mystical concept of "The Album" in very high regard (Remember when you were a kid and sat next to the stereo listening to amazing music and holding the album cover in your hands, pouring over the artwork and every word...) He has much too high regard for his longtime fans than to sell out now- and the band seems to be able to make a decent living now at least and make the music that they want to make (no more writing commercial jingles and teaching music lessons- which is what they did in the beginning to finance the band) They simply refuse to "dumb it up" :sunny:
Steven Wilson is something of a musical genius. He draws from a myriad of influences and personal inspiration and then creates the music that becomes "Porcupine Tree". I am fairly certain that if he wanted to make it in mainstream music in a big way he would have done it already. The man knows how to write a good hook and has been known to write the optimum 3:30 catchy song on occasion. He is all about making quality, challenging music and holds the mystical concept of "The Album" in very high regard (Remember when you were a kid and sat next to the stereo listening to amazing music and holding the album cover in your hands, pouring over the artwork and every word...) He has much too high regard for his longtime fans than to sell out now- and the band seems to be able to make a decent living now at least and make the music that they want to make (no more writing commercial jingles and teaching music lessons- which is what they did in the beginning to finance the band) They simply refuse to "dumb it up" :sunny:
The refrain reminds me of Supertramp and their soft vocals. "I'm sorry that I'm not like you". This is a great album and it's cool that it's finally available as a re release. One of my favorite bands introduced by none other than my musical mentor, Mr. Bill Goldsmith! Seeing them in October at the Egg in Albany NY - 950 seat concert hall. Should be awesome.
rKokon wrote:
.... Wonder whether a lot of the fans enjoyed underground radio in the 1970s? ...
CHOM-FM out of Montreal in the early 1970s was pure magic. It was bilingual and Quebec pop music was exploding with creativity. Sigh.
Wizzuvv_oz, May I respectfully suggest that you are not that familiar with self-deprecating British humour. Not all cultures produce behaviour like characters in a DC comic book.... Wilson is a weird mix of independent introspection and someone cautiously reaching out to new audiences. He markets in a way that illustrates the utmost respect for progressive and psychedlic rock traditions. Enjoy it. I reckon this is the best band I have listened to in 40 years of digging British Isles rock music. I still don't know what I did to deserve this 'windfall', but I probably should gift the buddy who initially turned me on to Radio Paradise. Incidentally, if you like "My Ashes" and "Sentimental" you might enjoy Blackfield II.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I really like a lot of the songs on "Fear of Blank Planet" (and so I am getting to like this band). But the whole story of their evolution as described in Wik is quite disturbing to me. Growing from a joke, to "hey.....this could sell!".
I don't understand your comment. You italicized a phrase as if you were attributing a quote to the Wikipedia article or even SW. No such quote exists. You made it up and then claim to be disturbed by it. I did find this in the Wik: "Although Porcupine Tree was largely started as a joke and Wilson was preoccupied with his other project, No-Man, by 1989 he began considering some of the music as potentially marketable." I would hardly consider this to be indicative of some kind of sell-out, if that is your concern. You would prefer they made music that was not marketable? Enjoy their music, they do have a tendency to grown on ya'. Everybody has a right to make an honest living. But I have never though for a moment that they were only in it for the money. But should they ever start doing a revue in Vegas, well, then I'll be the one disturbed.....
I really like a lot of the songs on "Fear of Blank Planet" (and so I am getting to like this band). But the whole story of their evolution as described in Wik is quite disturbing to me. Growing from a joke, to "hey.....this could sell!".
tg3k wrote:
It took awhile, but I finally did. I bought On the Sunday of Life and as the result of cuts like Jupiter Island, I'm not impressed by the album to the degree that I have been with other PT albums I've heard.
At that time "The Porcupine Tree" was SW's imaginary forgotten classic psychedelic band that he'd created the music to support their supposed existence. Radioactive Toy showed the way forwards... Yeah, Jupiter Island sounds like it could have been the theme song to a cheesy 60s Sci Fi TV series...
"You keep me waiting You keep me listening to the Bends" And they're radiohead people. Instant 8.
catmaven wrote:
RE Porcupine Tree, I must join the fans below. Yes, there is repetitiveness, but the group is always on key! THIS is an example of some relaxing music that I enjoy (unlike the Michael Miller cut before it). Wonder whether a lot of the fans enjoyed underground radio in the 1970s? I am still listening to find a PT song I dislike.
Hey how original...they played Miller before this cut today as well. PT is definitly better :D
So bad I can't get a hand on that CD (for a decent price). Just kills me. :evil:
My favorite band. The DVD-A of the In Absentia album is an outstanding surround sound experience (the regular ol' stereo disc is no slouch either!).
Leslie wrote:
Me too. I still haven't found one :smile:
It took awhile, but I finally did. I bought On the Sunday of Life and as the result of cuts like Jupiter Island, I'm not impressed by the album to the degree that I have been with other PT albums I've heard. (I'd say In Absentia is my favorite, but Stupid Dream and Up the Downstairs are both strong pieces of work.)
catmaven wrote:
I am still listening to find a PT song I dislike.
Me too. I still haven't found one :smile:
simply, just pure narcotics on this sunday afternoon. Thanks Bill. Thanks Porcupine Tree.
RE Porcupine Tree, I must join the fans below. Yes, there is repetitiveness, but the group is always on key! THIS is an example of some relaxing music that I enjoy (unlike the Michael Miller cut before it). Wonder whether a lot of the fans enjoyed underground radio in the 1970s? I am still listening to find a PT song I dislike.
Relayer wrote:
Thanks to Radioparadise, I am now a HUGE fan of PT.
Ditto. Porcupine Tree rocks! :jump:
serene23 wrote:
Yes, an amazing band. I have "In Absentia", brilliant. A little Pink Floyd, a dash of Yes and Rush, a dash of Metallica and Tool, a bit of Crosby Stills and Nash, a bit o Live and a bit of Radiohead. Stuck in a blender, poured out as something totally original. :clap:
... i have to Agree with you go to www.porcupinetree.com for more info and they have a cool Phycadellic sound!!!
I totaly LOVE this band...too bad they usally tour in Europe. The best thing about this band is their harmony and phyicadellic sounds...they kick butt.... go to https://www.porcupinetree.com for great info. Peace Tonyboy
Bravo...solid musicianship, pop hooks, good production values...is all their music this solid? Where are they from? I could look it up but I'm feeling lazy.
Serene23, you could be my musical consultant. PT are a very recent discovery to me, thanks to Radio Paradise, and I totally agree with you (Your blackest eyes intro makes me shiver every time...)
Originally Posted by serene23: Yes, an amazing band. I have "In Absentia", brilliant. A little Pink Floyd, a dash of Yes and Rush, a dash of Metallica and Tool, a bit of Crosby Stills and Nash, a bit o Live and a bit of Radiohead. Stuck in a blender, poured out as something totally original. :clap:
Yes, an amazing band. I have \"In Absentia\", brilliant. A little Pink Floyd, a dash of Yes and Rush, a dash of Metallica and Tool, a bit of Crosby Stills and Nash, a bit o Live and a bit of Radiohead. Stuck in a blender, poured out as something totally original. :clap:
Thanks to Radioparadise, I am now a HUGE fan of PT. Such an incredible group, can\'t wait to see them live in Tampa in July!
I absolutely love \"In Absentia\". Thanks for playing some of their back catalog.
Here\'s why I like this station. Last two songs? Never heard them before! What fun!