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Belly — Gepetto
Album: Star
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1008









Released: 1993
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 3
So, he's lying on top again
Just like Gepetto with his doll
And he's running around again
And I can't get him out of this house

And if you bore him, you lose your soul to him

So, that kid from the bad home came over my house again
Decapitated all my dolls

And if you bore me, you lose your soul to me

Hey, Gepetto, where'd you put it?
Poor, Gepetto, poor, poor

And if you bore him, you're gonna lose your soul

Hey Gepetto, where'd you get me?
Poor Gepetto, poor, poor

So, he's lying on top again
Just like Gepetto
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Ahhhh Tanya, lilting vocals and greasy hair... {#Angel}
I get a lovely warm nostalgic feeling from this song 
 cely wrote:
Always loved this ban.  They have a thick sound.  Wish they were still making music.
 
According to Wikipedia, apparently they are?
Always loved this ban.  They have a thick sound.  Wish they were still making music.
 Angry_Old_Man wrote:
Bubble Gum
 
And I like it!
Actually anything that Tanya sings is fine by me.
There are very few albums which stand repeated listens over many years, this is one them. Some great songs - this isn't my favourite, but still warrants an 8 from me. On the surface it's a pop song, but they rarely hold my attention - I don't why this does, but it does, and continues to do so after 24 years, along with the rest of the album.
I saw Belly in 95 in Duren...they supported The Cranberries, Oasis and REM  and, IMHO, they were the best band on the day...c'est la vie...
 
YES! A great song from one of my FAVORITE albums! {#Guitarist}

"Decapitated all my dolls..." You don't hear lyrics like that every day. {#Good-vibes}
 BowTieDad wrote:
ok so we are back to silly pop again, well well

shish kebab
 Stingray wrote:
TERRIBLE-TERRIBLE!!!!

 
ELBIRRET-ELBIRRET!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bubble Gum
Classic! One of my favourites. 
 jagdriver wrote:


 
Maybe not the most flattering picture. Good song though... 
Awesome Boston days

 
Great song.
 
Ick
 Stingray wrote:

"Shame" on you - Romeo!

Where is your taste?

 
My taste be on my tongue...

love this song...  we be dancing...
 
Captures my hope for eventual springtime.  Fluffy, vaporous, sunny, smiley ... springtime, no?

If all you haters stop your streaming, does that mean I get better bandwidth — and more springtime hopefulness —  through my crappy 1/2-inch computer speakers?
Hey, shouty - shouty

This song is brilliant - brilliant.

Poor boy.


 
Stingray wrote:
TERRIBLE-TERRIBLE!!!!
 


 romeotuma wrote:

 


We be rocking...  love it...



 

"Shame" on you - Romeo!

Where is your taste?


1
TERRIBLE-TERRIBLE!!!!

romotuna is a full-on CHRONIC
 BowTieDad wrote:
ok so we are back to silly pop again, well well
 
Yup, Belly has a couple of good songs, this isn't one of them. Too generic sounding.
"Music"?  Really?

 


We be rocking...  love it...




 Proclivities wrote:

Is "commercial appeal" a reason to dislike something?  That's essentially saying that your aesthetic values based on the opinions of others, or that because others may like something that you cannot do so.
 

Not in it of itself, but commercial appeal and dislike are very good friends and are rarely seen without the other.

ok so we are back to silly pop again, well well
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Always liked this tune despite its commercial appeal.  What a provocative voice Tanya has, eh? {#Cool}
 
Is "commercial appeal" a reason to dislike something?  That's essentially saying that your aesthetic values are based on the opinions of others, or that because others may like something that you cannot do so.  She does have a provocative voice.
The spectre of Spectre.
Can it get any worse...?


Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love it...

 
i think we're on a good role here. like this one too

Ouch.

{#Snooty}


Like the tempo and mood of the song, the voice not so much...


 Sjaaks wrote:


Actually, it's not..... At least not for my ears, this huge wall of sound is just penetrating my ears with brute strength, very badly produced....
 


We be dancing...  it's good for the feet, too...  love it...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...

 
 

Actually, it's not..... At least not for my ears, this huge wall of sound is just penetrating my ears with brute strength, very badly produced....

{#Bananajam}{#Roflol}{#Bananajam}


This song is good for the ears...

 
I've been listening to this CD a lot recently and there are 3 really great cuts on it. That alone in my book makes it more than worth it. Still gotta get into the other stuff but....
 out_to_lunch wrote:
I know this is e-taboo, but I have to add comments...

:D

  out of your list from WAY back in the nineties, I've heard of the smash pumpkins. HAH!  guess I was too busy working and listening to WMNU radio.  some guy on there played the nitetime, Issa Katheamaki, or something like that.  he played the coolest stuff.  no idea what. 




Yeah...  this song is cool...




We be dancing...  love it...


Ok, I like this song. Just don't tell anybody!{#Shhh}


Belly's best song....Thanks RP!
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Always liked this tune despite its commercial appeal.  What a provocative voice Tanya has, eh? {#Cool}

 
OK...I'm replying to my own post to say it brightened my morning to hear Tanya's voice yet again on RP. Thanks Bill! {#Good-vibes}
I LOVED Tanya Donnelly (sp?) when she was with Throwing Muses, but I never really warmed up to Belly...{#Eh}
Always liked this tune despite its commercial appeal.  What a provocative voice Tanya has, eh? {#Cool}

YAY! BELLY!!!! Love love love her sweet sweet voice... {#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}
What, the little emoticons aren't good enough? This one moves.  {#Puke}

 
vandal wrote:

 


I saw Belly in a small club in Champaign Illinois in... 1993? Whenever it was they were touring for this album. Anyway, earlier that day I was walking down Green Street with a friend, who pointed out that Tanya was walking right in front of us. Just then, Tanya turned around and flipped off someone across the street from us -- double-barreled middle fingers -- with a big grin on her face.
anyone ever hear of emmet swimming? seems like the guitar/bass/drums are eerly similar who knows maybe they ripped off belly
That's disturbing... even more than the song...
To paraphrase an ancient Hebrew prayer, If Belly had given us only "Star," that would have been enough. Great stuff, 9.
This song has aged really well, I like it better now than when it used to get played endlessly on JJJ.
I know this is e-taboo, but I have to add comments... warderblu wrote:
Those of us who did care (though we may be few) benefitted incredibly during that time!!!! Bands I saw back then in the 90's: Belly - YES Weezer - YES Morrissey - JUST MISSED HIM Toad the Wet Sprocket - NEVER GOT TO SEE THEM Ned's Atomic Dustbin - ? Mazzy Star - AND HOPE SANDOVAL SOLO Sebadoh - YES The Cranes - OH YES Sunny Day Real Estate - YES That Dog Teenage Fanclub - HELL YES The Ocean Blue Cake - YES (btw, I know the drummer, he's from my home town) CandleBox The Cure - OF COURSE Smoking Popes Jesus & Mary Chain - HELL YES Mojave 3 Lush - I LOVE LUSH Primal Scream Queensryche Smashing Punpkins - I still listen to Siamese Dream Greenday Supergrass - Hell yes They Might Be Giants
:D
warderblu wrote:
Those of us who did care (though we may be few) benefitted incredibly during that time!!!! Bands I saw back then in the 90's: Belly Weezer Morrissey Toad the Wet Sprocket Ned's Atomic Dustbin Mazzy Star Sebadoh The Cranes Sunny Day Real Estate That Dog Teenage Fanclub The Ocean Blue Cake CandleBox The Cure Smoking Popes Jesus & Mary Chain Mojave 3 Lush Primal Scream Queensryche Smashing Punpkins Greenday Supergrass They Might Be Giants
This time was a golden age for me... middle of high school... spent a summer listening to nothing but Weezer, Belly, and STP (as those were the only CDs I had with me)... great times *sigh*
I like the amount of Belly I've been hearing lately - just enough! Thanks
pedro wrote:
takes me back to early college days. i miss those days.
Oh, me too!
You can't call The Cardigan's bubble gum if your also listening to this. Just a comment. Actually I think they are better than the Cardigans but maybe not as diverse.
:fire: :puke: :fire:
Two Belly cuts in one day.....cool. Never understood why TD and Belly weren't bigger in the 90's
nice "work" AphidA wrote:
Always liked Tonya's work...
:puke:
takes me back to early college days. i miss those days.
Ah... takes me back to the summer when I was 15...
warderblu wrote:
Those of us who did care (though we may be few) benefitted incredibly during that time!!!! Bands I saw back then in the 90's: Belly Weezer Morrissey Toad the Wet Sprocket Ned's Atomic Dustbin Mazzy Star Sebadoh The Cranes Sunny Day Real Estate That Dog Teenage Fanclub The Ocean Blue Cake CandleBox The Cure Smoking Popes Jesus & Mary Chain Mojave 3 Lush Primal Scream Queensryche Smashing Punpkins Greenday Supergrass They Might Be Giants
Now, how does Queensryche and Candlebox fit in all of that (besides the 90's)? :lol: Just teasing. I like Queensryche, too. Oh... "Gepetto" is an 8 from me. Love Belly :clap:
... Ha! Artist Web Site link takes you to a crime movie called Belly? ... ( anygood anybody?) ... ...
:dancingbanana_2:
:music:
Always liked Tonya's work...
Sadly underappreciated.
Gish05 wrote:
There was so much music in the 90's that no one paid attention to. Such an awesome time for music. But no one cared...
Those of us who did care (though we may be few) benefitted incredibly during that time!!!! Bands I saw back then in the 90's: Belly Weezer Morrissey Toad the Wet Sprocket Ned's Atomic Dustbin Mazzy Star Sebadoh The Cranes Sunny Day Real Estate That Dog Teenage Fanclub The Ocean Blue Cake CandleBox The Cure Smoking Popes Jesus & Mary Chain Mojave 3 Lush Primal Scream Queensryche Smashing Punpkins Greenday Supergrass They Might Be Giants
There was so much music in the 90's that no one paid attention to. Such an awesome time for music. But no one cared...
Nice. A fine tune from back in the day.
I was surprised how much some of the tunes on this sound like Go Go's on slow mo... Good disc, though.
:jump:
this :music: whole cd rocks
This is one of those that could go either way for me -- if I hear it more times I might end up really liking it. It's got some real cool base and rythm. But it could also go the other way -- I might end up hating it after hearing more. I'll guess I'll have to wait for RP to play it a dozen or so more times before the jury decides.
YES!!! Love Belly! Don't hear much from them. More , please! A 9. :goodvibes.gif: :sunny.gif: :goodvibes.gif:
First time I've heard this track, and I'm really liking it. I love Feed the Tree ---- that deserves some more time in the rotation too!
I uploaded this song some time ago. Now that the upload tool is fixed, I'll be uploading more out of my collection. Hopefully I have some more files accepted! Stephen
camden_hampden wrote:
Ah, Tonya Donnelly. If she could keep from writing the same catchy pop song over and over and over (don't get me wrong, it's a good song every time she records it). She brought something "nice" to Throwing Muses, but on her own she reveals her limits.
Yes indeed. I keep thinking of Honeytree (the real Ramona) when I hear this.
Hooray for Belly! Nice add to the mix - fun for Spring swinging into Summer. Keep the nice surprises coming...
Ah, Tonya Donnelly. If she could keep from writing the same catchy pop song over and over and over (don't get me wrong, it's a good song every time she records it). She brought something "nice" to Throwing Muses, but on her own she reveals her limits.
Great Addition!! I second the thanks to whomever uploaded this, wish Idve thoght of it first.
LOVE this song. :bounce: :jump: :bounce: Wasn't expecting to hear it here, so I am pleasantly surprised.
lily34 wrote:
my favorite belly tune. thanks for whomever uploaded this!
Copy that. :)
my favorite belly tune. thanks for whomever uploaded this!