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Album: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1516








Released: 2001
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I see the rifles coming over the hill
And if you shout maybe they stop and won't kill
But if they think like me
You'll be as dead as he

I see the lion crawling over your bed
And if you stay awake you'll walk in lead
To what you know will be
Never lets you breathe

I see no color in your eyes
I see no images at all
I see no color in your eyes
And no reflections, no earth or sky

I won't let you take him away
And I won't give to you the fires of hate
So I will never see
What you've done to me

I see no color in your eyes
I see no images at all
I see no color in your eyes
And no reflections, no earth or sky

Now you come alive
With the world at your side

I see the rifles coming over the hill
And if you shout maybe they stop and won't kill
But if they think like me
You'll be as dead as he, hesitating

I see no color in your eyes
I see no images at all
I see no color in your eyes
And no reflections no earth or sky

Now you come alive
With the world at your side
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I can't make my mind up about these. They're like a kind of slower Ramones, with a similar guitar driven sound, I was never a massive fan of those but they had their moments
Yep. It's good.
Godlike, no question.
Sucko Barfo ! Every eye has colors !
Better saying you're blind...
 Stevexcess wrote:
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
 
You should check out The Call, lead by Robert Been's dad Michael. Unfortunately he passed a few years ago. I was introduced to them by a room mate while living in the Central Valley in the 80s. 
 ThePoose wrote:
John Lennon all the way
 
I hear it.
Reminds me of 'Climbing up the walls' by Radiohead. A solid 9 allthough!
 Stevexcess wrote:
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
 
Same here. Heard this song on RP back in 2004 and it really impressed me, especially for a freshmen effort. I've bought every album since and remain impressed with all that they have done.
John singing Cold Turkey
EXCELLENT TRACK!   
John Lennon all the way
Bland. 3. 
Thank you Bill for your MASTERFUL segue skills! From Cris Isaak Go Walking Down There to BRMC Rifles. So smooth.
Keep up the good work
goth rock n roll in the groove of jesus and mary chain
This is one of those stand out tunes for me
 Stevexcess wrote:
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
 
Same actually, totally agree.
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
Reminds me of "Radiohead: Climbing up the walls" (OK Computer). Like it anyway!
Become a total classic for me....just had to bump up to a 9!
Listening to this, it somehow makes me thinking, they should have told The Stone Roses how to make their 2nd album (more successful).
 
 Piranga wrote:
Love this band. Give me a dark club and a long night.

 
Yeah, that's better than being out on a dark night and running into someone wielding a long club. Anyhow, cool tune - nice atmosphere.
I love this for the same reasons I love the High Violets.  A Bristolian 8 at least and may drift higher.
Love this band. Give me a dark club and a long night.
{#Bananapiano}digging it !
Grungee! Nice! {#Bananajam}
 CoYoT51 wrote:
The whole band needs a metronome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   {#Frustrated}

 
No, never! Keep that beast alive!
Catatonic melodies should be reserved for Buddhist monks and their followers. Guess I'm not into this catatonic tune. Peace.
At first listen, I thought this was Silversun Pickups.
BOC to BRMC = brilliant! These are some soul-known grooves here, regardless of when...And So Began My Travels Waterboys next!
The whole band needs a metronome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   {#Frustrated}
 Poacher wrote:

Saw them play this track live at a gig at a smallish venue in Brighton a few years back. It is still one of my most memorable gigs. It is rare to find such raw power and talent and they provided a wall of sound to the experience that seemed impossible out of just three instruments. 

These - guys - rock.

 

 
{#Guitarist}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
 fredriley wrote:
?? Your ears must have different receptors to those of the Nottingham jury, as we detect no similarity at all between U2 and BRMC. Zilch, nada, niente, bubkes, naff-all. Which is a damn good thing, as BRMC are new and innovative, whereas U2 are yesterday's band living on past glories. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Saw them play this track live at a gig at a smallish venue in Brighton a few years back. It is still one of my most memorable gigs. It is rare to find such raw power and talent and they provided a wall of sound to the experience that seemed impossible out of just three instruments. 

These - guys - rock.

 
 whomhow wrote:
I guess, there is the reason, why this track goes just after U2 - nice imitators! 5.

 
?? Your ears must have different receptors to those of the Nottingham jury, as we detect no similarity at all between U2 and BRMC. Zilch, nada, niente, bubkes, naff-all. Which is a damn good thing, as BRMC are new and innovative, whereas U2 are yesterday's band living on past glories. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 hippiechick wrote:
scary-good!
 
indeedy sweetie...  love this song...  hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...
 whomhow wrote:
I guess, there is the reason, why this track goes just after U2 - nice imitators! 5.

 
You must not be familiar with their work, closer to a tame version of Jesus & Mary Chain than U2 if anything?! 
I guess, there is the reason, why this track goes just after U2 - nice imitators! 5.
Blue Oyster Cult, "Godzilla," followed by "Rifles."

Fools!  Your puny rifles cannot stop Godzilla.  We need the Oxygen Destroyer!
 Nadine wrote:
LOooooooooooooooVE brmc!

 
Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to :)
This song is everything that is best about these jammin' guys; lush, symphonic guitar work, such understated vocals, and such POWER!
 rtwingo wrote:
Climbing up the walls, anyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbtZyuOMdHI

 
Yeah, 100%, I was just trying to remember the title and then I read the comment...

...and if you get too far inside, you'll only see my reflection

Climbing up the walls, anyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbtZyuOMdHI



Channeling the Stone Roses?!!(LIKE!)
 Cynaera wrote:
I hate that I love this band so much.  I first heard them a few years ago and dug my heels in. I'm not sure, but I think I even clapped my hands over my ears and chanted, "Lalalalala - I can't hear you! I can't hear you!" I was determined to not like their sound, because, come on - naming your band after a biker gang from a Brando movie? Incredibly arrogant. (Yeah, my rationale was lame then, and it sounds even lamer now.)

Looks like in the end, they won and I lost.  I love their music. BRMC, I hate you. {#Notworthy}
 
Miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace... 
Amazing tune - one of their all time best.....of many!
LOooooooooooooooVE brmc!
 Cynaera wrote:
Looks like in the end, they won and I lost.  I love their music. BRMC, I hate you. {#Notworthy}
 

Well as you say, you win a few, lose a few, and the others sneak up behind your back
 and just kick the hole-y  bejessus outta ya, and ya love it ? ....{#Beat}

 Cynaera wrote:
I hate that I love this band so much.  I first heard them a few years ago and dug my heels in. I'm not sure, but I think I even clapped my hands over my ears and chanted, "Lalalalala - I can't hear you! I can't hear you!" I was determined to not like their sound, because, come on - naming your band after a biker gang from a Brando movie? Incredibly arrogant. (Yeah, my rationale was lame then, and it sounds even lamer now.) {#Embarassed}

Looks like in the end, they won and I lost.  I love their music. BRMC, I hate you. {#Notworthy}
 


I like this song a LOT...  I don't know how I failed to rate this song when I heard it for the first time in my life here on Radio Paradise a good while back...  I'm gonna rate it right now...  (it gets the big 10..:)



Good sex song.
Not bad, they should have tried a little harder to disguise the fact that this borrows heavily from "Climbing up the Walls".
I hate that I love this band so much.  I first heard them a few years ago and dug my heels in. I'm not sure, but I think I even clapped my hands over my ears and chanted, "Lalalalala - I can't hear you! I can't hear you!" I was determined to not like their sound, because, come on - naming your band after a biker gang from a Brando movie? Incredibly arrogant. (Yeah, my rationale was lame then, and it sounds even lamer now.) {#Embarassed}

Looks like in the end, they won and I lost.  I love their music. BRMC, I hate you. {#Notworthy}
I have to hear more of these guys!
 nicolewe wrote:
{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor} Somewhat Black Angels-ish. Am liking this band more n' more.

 


 Stingray wrote:


ABSOLUTELY! ABSOLUTELY!

 
Yes!

{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor} Somewhat Black Angels-ish

 vandal wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"

no

 

ABSOLUTELY! ABSOLUTELY!

YEAAAAH!
Love them, going to se them in Malmo at KB soon, great!
Great song. Love these guys.
 anruler wrote:
Not a bad song but sounds a little too much like "Climb Up the Walls" by Radiohead for me.
 
Ah That's it - thanks, I knew it reminded me of another tune!

Best band name in many moons. {#Sunny}
Love BRMC. {#Music}
 deadfdr wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
 

Glad to oblige: "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
Man!  I was about to go run an errand but this song just stopped me in my tracks.  Too cool!  Kinda remind me of the Church for some reason. Not sure why, 'cause it's a different vibe altogether.  Me likey!
Think I'm adding to this my iTunes collection. The name throws you off completely, which is likely the point. Nice, warm rock tune.
federico wrote:
I'd say their music sounds exactly like their name: false.
:stupid: So sad, to have such an undiscriminating ear...
Not bad!
I'd say their music sounds exactly like their name: false.
Bill is on a roll! :sunny:
Awesome show in Atlanta last night. They played this song and most of the songs from Baby 81. See them live if you can. :drummer: :guitarist: :motor:
Thanks again for the BRMC. These guys are what rock 'n roll is all about.
bigB_3 wrote:
I say, better than Jesus and Mary Chain and Stone Roses put together. :nyah:
. . . and I couldn't agree more . . . :mrgreen:
:cool:
this set just keeps keeping better! Thanks RP!
Hard greatness! Go BRMC!
First time hearing them....pretty cool indeed!
scary-good!
greg6494 wrote:
can you say Jesus and Mary Chain, toned down a little tiny bit?
I say, better than Jesus and Mary Chain and Stone Roses put together. :nyah:
can you say Jesus and Mary Chain, toned down a little tiny bit? deadfdr wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
deadfdr wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
no
For some reason I have an overwhelming urge to gaze at my shoes. :cool:
bobringer wrote:
San Fransisco is SOOOOO the new Manchester
How I wish I lived in SF, without earthquakes and rent!
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
San Fransisco is SOOOOO the new Manchester
GaryPdx wrote:
Thanks for the BRMC, Bill. I'm on the way out the door to take in their show in Portland, OR, tonight. Rock 'n Roll lives.
you lucky bastard. . . how were they?
Damn--it turns into a pop song. They should have turned that interesting guitar intro into a klaxon, a malevolent siren. More ominous and doomsday, and stayed with it. And some cowbell, of course!
Thanks for the BRMC, Bill. I'm on the way out the door to take in their show in Portland, OR, tonight. Rock 'n Roll lives.
Lovin' this! Turn it up to 11, Nigel....
Mmm I'd make love to this guy's voice - dark and brooding YUM :cheers:
Not a bad song but sounds a little too much like "Climb Up the Walls" by Radiohead for me.
Perfect for shoe-gazing...
Nice Pink Floyd-y feel to this one.
Nice brooding...
awww yeah.
Nice sound. Never heard, but like! :motor:
Almost as cool as the Jesus and Mary Chain.
Good sound, but more Love & Rockets than Stone Roses...or Radiohead. Maybe a touch of The Cult like around the "She Sells Sanctuary" time. Sort of that muffled guitar that could make your ears bleed if they took the muzzle off.
So, this is what The Cure would sound like without Robert Smith on the vocals. Not bad.
joe1 wrote:
So much worse than The Charlatans...sooo bad...boring..
It makes a lot of sense that you would like the Charlatans so much. :nodhead:
When I hear this song, I feel like I am on drugs. Or I should be. And that's a good thing.
So much worse than The Charlatans...sooo bad...boring..
:guitarist::drummer: :bounce:
briandel wrote:
New B.R.M.C. coming in September. And their tour makes a stop at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS. :clap:
Cannot wait... they are simply brilliant :jump:
This song has that sound that says "Stay out of the way or you will be destroyed. ... And for that matter, don't even stand too close."
New B.R.M.C. coming in September. And their tour makes a stop at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS. :clap:
Originally Posted by Carissa: This song resides in some secret Ninth Circle of Coolness inside my head, where only a very select few are allowed entrance. (Al Pacino, Anton Corbijn, and Tom Waits are a few of the privileged guests. And now, B.R.M.C.)
Love Anton Corbijn!!! ANd, wow, this song is pretty great as well. Never heard of them. Must check out the CD. :clap:
I saw B.R.M.C. opening for Spiritualized about a year ago. Even though I still love Spiritualized more, B.R.M.C. gives a much better live show. Love them, love them.
Originally Posted by Carissa: This song resides in some secret Ninth Circle of Coolness inside my head, where only a very select few are allowed entrance. (Al Pacino, Anton Corbijn, and Tom Waits are a few of the privileged guests. And now, B.R.M.C.)
I totally agree. I'm reminded of some of the stuff John Carpenter did in "Big Trouble in Little China".
I love it. Bring back the Doom and Gloom. How about some Interpol?
One more bands to add to the \"reminds me of...\" list: Love and Rockets, at least their more experimental stuff. Definitely has some Stone Roses & Radiohead sound too. At times the guitar puts me in mind of The Cure\'s Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me and Wish.
This song resides in some secret Ninth Circle of Coolness inside my head, where only a very select few are allowed entrance. (Al Pacino, Anton Corbijn, and Tom Waits are a few of the privileged guests. And now, B.R.M.C.)
Originally Posted by phiagurl: Yeah -- "Electroneering" from OK Computer. That's what I thought this was at first! I likes it. "Seven" sounds good to me.
nope.. it's "climbing up the walls"
one of last years best releases, IMHO. i listened to the whole cd this weekend, first time in months....i think it rocks. i love the sound. :) :cool:
Originally Posted by speener: Kind of reminds me of the Doves or The Charlatans UK
it does sound like the charlatans UK, a good thing. ;)
Originally Posted by var: Wow, I like this stuff. This song in particular reminds me of some Radiohead song.
Yeah -- "Electroneering" from OK Computer. That's what I thought this was at first! I likes it. "Seven" sounds good to me.
I love the sound of BRMC, but boy, their songs leave a lot to be desired. Too bad too, i really like their sound... :(
I recommend everyone who likes this tune to go get their album - it's GREAT! :clap: Just listen to "Spread Your Love" and "Red Eyes and Tears" f ex, awesome :notworthy: Also check out the tune "US Government", very good. /Mike
Yeah... very \'Stone Rose-ish\'; and I LIKED the Stone Roses! I may be picking this up.... Very neat sound. Bob K
Originally Posted by shelob101: I've seen several comparisons to other bands, but no one else has mentioned that they sound quite a bit like the Stone Roses - muted distortion on the guitars, prevalent bass lines and throaty vocals. I really like it. Is Ian Brown (Stone Roses vocalist) somehow involved with this band?
Well according to the allmusic.com site, the band considers the Stone Roses a strong influence. Great Song. Im picking up this disk.
Originally Posted by ThirdRail_33: Absolutely - you nailed it.
Sounds like the Tourist
Originally Posted by var: Wow, I like this stuff. This song in particular reminds me of some Radiohead song.
Absolutely - you nailed it.