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The The — Dogs of Lust
Album: Dusk
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Here they come! the dogs of lust.
Out of my mind. into my life.
Somebody should be here to hold me
Somebody should be here to show me, show me!

When you're lustful. when you're lonely.
& the heat is rising slowly.

I got it blue. I got it bad.
I got the sweetest sadness I ever had.
As the hours pass before my eyes.
As the hours pass before me.

When you're lustful. when you're lonely.
& the heat is rising slowly.

I keep reaching up
But they drag me back down
Wherever I try to hide
I will always be found

When you're lustful. when you're lonely.
& the heat is rising slowly.

Rising rising rising slowly
Rising rising rising
Rising rising slowly.
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There are moments when this sounds a lot like XTC
here is Serge from Toulouse south of France listening to radio all day long... you're great! thanks a lot...Bravo
Robert Plant followed by Matt Johnson. My two favorite musical men. Oh Radio Paradise you have captured my heart again. What would I do without you? You make every day better.
 
 chyk5 wrote:

Very much agree. Any news if he is working on anything? I have all his work on Vinyl and keep hoping he'll record again. 

  Going to seem him live in Los Angeles on 9/25/18, little over a week from now! 

 Yibbyl wrote:

Huh. I'd disagree, but that's just my opinion. Also, though not necessarily about the singing itself, in the audio engineering world, the album "Dusk" is considered to be a literal "how-to" clinic on recording vocals. Incredible dynamics, multi-tracking including the utilization of a variety of mics (and on the same song), distortion, even the recording level which frequently made one feel they were in the same room. the list goes on. IMHO, Matt Johnson is a freakin' genius and "Dusk" is his masterpiece...as influential in the recording arts as The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" is.

 

scoot over please (miami jumps on band-wagon)  {#Music}
Love that insight and explanation !  Cheers !
 Yibbyl wrote:

Huh. I'd disagree, but that's just my opinion. Also, though not necessarily about the singing itself, in the audio engineering world, the album "Dusk" is considered to be a literal "how-to" clinic on recording vocals. Incredible dynamics, multi-tracking including the utilization of a variety of mics (and on the same song), distortion, even the recording level which frequently made one feel they were in the same room. the list goes on. IMHO, Matt Johnson is a freakin' genius and "Dusk" is his masterpiece...as influential in the recording arts as The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" is.

 
Very much agree. Any news if he is working on anything? I have all his work on Vinyl and keep hoping he'll record again. 
 Yibbyl wrote:

Huh. I'd disagree, but that's just my opinion. Also, though not necessarily about the singing itself, in the audio engineering world, the album "Dusk" is considered to be a literal "how-to" clinic on recording vocals. Incredible dynamics, multi-tracking including the utilization of a variety of mics (and on the same song), distortion, even the recording level which frequently made one feel they were in the same room. the list goes on. IMHO, Matt Johnson is a freakin' genius and "Dusk" is his masterpiece...as influential in the recording arts as The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" is.

 
I love analysis like this!!
 Yibbyl wrote:

Huh. I'd disagree, but that's just my opinion. Also, though not necessarily about the singing itself, in the audio engineering world, the album "Dusk" is considered to be a literal "how-to" clinic on recording vocals. Incredible dynamics, multi-tracking including the utilization of a variety of mics (and on the same song), distortion, even the recording level which frequently made one feel they were in the same room. the list goes on. IMHO, Matt Johnson is a freakin' genius and "Dusk" is his masterpiece...as influential in the recording arts as The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" is.

 
Interesting, I always felt that Infected was his masterpiece.
 helgigermany wrote:
Terrible singing!

 
Huh. I'd disagree, but that's just my opinion. Also, though not necessarily about the singing itself, in the audio engineering world, the album "Dusk" is considered to be a literal "how-to" clinic on recording vocals. Incredible dynamics, multi-tracking including the utilization of a variety of mics (and on the same song), distortion, even the recording level which frequently made one feel they were in the same room. the list goes on. IMHO, Matt Johnson is a freakin' genius and "Dusk" is his masterpiece...as influential in the recording arts as The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" is.
 LuvWilloughby wrote:
Dogs a best friends dog by tears for fears off of elemental would go well with this set.

 
I'm assuming that quotes and commas were inadvertently omitted from this post.
'Hey Bulldog' followed by this
maybe Bill will play the Stooges 'Now I Wanna Be Your Dog' next

i hope i hope i hope 
Dogs a best friends dog by tears for fears off of elemental would go well with this set.
 fredriley wrote:

Which puts me in mind of the following famous quotes:

"The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language. " - George Bernard Shaw
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." - Oscar Wilde

 
"America and Britain are two countries separated by the Atlantic Ocean."  — Eddie Izzard
 martinc wrote:

Right and a lorry is a truck and for some reason you go to the loo. All kinds of funny ticks on both sides of the pond. Harp here can be a harmonica or a harp. We are able to distinguish which is which when required. Good though that you got to listen like mad. 

 
Which puts me in mind of the following famous quotes:

"The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language. " - George Bernard Shaw
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." - Oscar Wilde
Good point, I completely agree.

bb_matt wrote:
So, in this playlist, Bill followed up 'Hey Bulldog' - you clever clever man. Shows a knowledge of music that is quite profound. *this* is why RP is awesome :) ... and then he mixed in Arctic Monkeys "I want it all", whilst preceeding all with the black keys, "In time".

Man, I love RP. 

 


So, in this playlist, Bill followed up 'Hey Bulldog' - you clever clever man. Shows a knowledge of music that is quite profound. *this* is why RP is awesome :) ... and then he mixed in Arctic Monkeys "I want it all", whilst preceeding all with the black keys, "In time".

Man, I love RP. 
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Oh hells yeah -  haven't heard this for a while.
Yep. Sweet.... 
Oh hells yeah -  haven't heard this for a while.
Awesome song by an awesome band severely let down by lame arsed commentary.  Just digging out my copy of Dusk for the drive to work.  Great album as all The The albums are - already looking forward to Bluer than midnight
Terrible singing!
 kaybee wrote:

I actually had to mute this piece because of the harmonica.  It's literally suck-blow; suck-blow as someone has said earlier.  I could play better harp out of my ass.
 

" Suck! Mary Beth Suck!...blow is just a figure of speach! "
.....no,...not a song for me.....{#No}
 kaybee wrote:

I actually had to mute this piece because of the harmonica.  It's literally suck-blow; suck-blow as someone has said earlier.  I could play better harp out of my ass.
 
Jelani wrote:
 Let me know when you release the video.
I"ve gotta see that!
 
{#Eek}

{#Sorry}

{#Roflol}
good tune and freaky video.  i remember an interview at the time said he wanted the sence of heat so he took a load of industrial halogen heaters in the studio and ending up getting a minor whipping when the glue holding his les paul melted and imploded!!!
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Confused wites:
What is all this talk of a Harp?  I listened like mad, couldn't hear one, at all.
Seems I couldn't hear the harp for all the noise made by the harmonica.

Hint - one fits to the mouth, the other is a bit bigger and is beloved of the Welsh.

Get it bl**dy right!
 
Right and a lorry is a truck and for some reason you go to the loo. All kinds of funny ticks on both sides of the pond. Harp here can be a harmonica or a harp. We are able to distinguish which is which when required. Good though that you got to listen like mad. 
Whew!  Is it just me, or is it getting warm in here? 
 Hannio wrote:


Another name for harmonica is harp.

 


Confused wites:
What is all this talk of a Harp?  I listened like mad, couldn't hear one, at all.
Seems I couldn't hear the harp for all the noise made by the harmonica.

Hint - one fits to the mouth, the other is a bit bigger and is beloved of the Welsh.

Get it bl**dy right!



Indeed. The "mouth harp". If you're gonna be a blowhard, do some research.
Yeah
YES!!!!!
One of the BEST bands ever (imho)... nuff said - more more more!
C'mon MJ quit the film nonsense give us MORE of this!!!!!

Edit - jeezooz is it almost 20 years ago...?? I'm getting old...{#Skull}


 kaybee wrote:

I actually had to mute this piece because of the harmonica.  It's literally suck-blow; suck-blow as someone has said earlier.  I could play better harp out of my ass.
  Let me know when you release the video.
I"ve gotta see that!


One song that ill quite happily sing with my headphones on, much to the consternation of the dogs
Sounds like a more talented Blues Explosion. I like it.
 spacemoose wrote:


I love The The, and I love this song, but honestly, the harp playing is sucko-barfo on this one...

 
I actually had to mute this piece because of the harmonica.  It's literally suck-blow; suck-blow as someone has said earlier.  I could play better harp out of my ass.


Fabulous - just bumped from 9 to 10!
FUCK - missed them!!!

"9"
Love that rhythm! Da dow, da da, da da, daaaaa da, da da.....da dow....{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Fire}
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Confused wites:
What is all this talk of a Harp?  I listened like mad, couldn't hear one, at all.
Seems I couldn't hear the harp for all the noise made by the harmonica.

Hint - one fits to the mouth, the other is a bit bigger and is beloved of the Welsh.

Get it bl**dy right!
 

Another name for harmonica is harp.

Not bad!
 BowTieDad wrote:
yeah! I love the the
 

You can say that again, You can say that again.{#Mrgreen}
a new The The song for me. Yep, you could play it again fosho!!!
Cool song!
 rlinsk wrote:
Someone snap Bill out of this grungy run.
 
Grunge? WTF?
yeah! I love the the
Someone snap Bill out of this grungy run.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
I'd like to hear this live. At about 3 a.m., after I'd been drinking since 9 p.m.
 

LOL!  Yes!

Makes me think of sauntering into a bar with a bunch of bikers or local cowboys hanging out.  Keep your eyes a little lower than usual but wear a big grin.  Say 'hello' but don't stare. It is all cool.



Can not hear this without thinking of the Marginal Prophets.  Like This!
....slowly.
 lmic wrote:
Beats the holy pants off "My Sex is on Fire" for sheer lustiness {#Drool}!!!
 
Yes it does....I do believe it's getting warm in here...soooo....are you busy right now? {#Hearteyes} {#Redface} {#Roflol}
Rock on!
Confused wites:
What is all this talk of a Harp?  I listened like mad, couldn't hear one, at all.
Seems I couldn't hear the harp for all the noise made by the harmonica.

Hint - one fits to the mouth, the other is a bit bigger and is beloved of the Welsh.

Get it bl**dy right!
Beats the holy pants off "My Sex is on Fire" for sheer lustiness {#Drool}!!!
Wow, it's been like forever since I've heard this.  Nice.
 cathenley wrote:
Sounds like INXS to me.....
 
how dare you..


Sounds like INXS to me.....

Hey! The The! I'll never forget this one morning shortly after I've moved to the city, when I woke up to a really beautifully sunny day and the girl I was sleeping over at, had put "This is the day" (my life will surely change) on the record (!) player - introducing me to a great song of a great band and giving me a really memorable feeling...


I don't know how old you people are, but this is one of the best things to come out of the 90's.  You might consider playing the whole album side, since they do a very nice job with continuity. And the music is irreproachable.  That means good.
note to self: you want to buy this for dancing around the house - trust me - you liked it today 
stewliscious wrote:
I wanna not like this because of that singer's voice, but somehow it just works for me with the harp.


I love The The, and I love this song, but honestly, the harp playing is sucko-barfo on this one.  It's at about the same level as Alannis Morisette's harp playing.

No really, it's true, it's not like that bozo who complained about Beck's playing harp on a song.  What this guy's doing here is pretty amateur hour.   Honestly, it almost sounds like he sampled a few harp notes into a synthesizer and is repeating them.

But the song works overall anyway.

I wanna not like this because of that singer's voice, but somehow it just works for me with the harp.
"I am the Walrus" with a harmonica. (And any time you can get a walrus to play the harmonica, that's a hell of an accomplishment!)
:bananajam: :bananapiano: :drummer: :guitarist: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
woot woot!!! Shades of John and Julian Lennon....this packs got potential....awe in the Harp zone bossa!!!!!!
Apparently a new album is soon out!
GREAT intro..like a British ambulance
Raw and gritty with an infectious harp...... :whipit:
Always nice to hear something I haven't before, and this actually sounds good. Rates a 5 or so, eh?
Does anyone know what Matt is doing now? We need new music!
laprincessa wrote:
Oh my. I just lost a little respect for you. :neutral:
How can someone's opinion of a song make you lose respect for them, unless they present that opinion in a childish or offensive manner?
Definitely sounds better on a Friday afternoon ... unfortunately its only Tuesday, now.
Alafia wrote:
Possible the single most annoying song I've ever encountered.
Oh my. I just lost a little respect for you. :neutral:
Possible the single most annoying song I've ever encountered.
I'd like to hear this live. At about 3 a.m., after I'd been drinking since 9 p.m.
Love this stuff ... isnt Johny Marr playing guitar on this one?
Nice one. Love all their (his) older stuff too. Unfortunately I bought it all again recently on iTunes so I can't upload to RP damn it!
KathySmith wrote:
Reminds me of Web Wilder
Huh. Reminds me of The Marginal Prophets ... but that's another story :devil_pimp: Cool song (no matter what it reminds me of).
prickelpit96 wrote:
Aaaargh...missed this one. :headache: Great song!
Far better timing today. :cheesygrin: :clap: :bananajam:
Reminds me of Web Wilder
Love this tune! thanks bill
Aaaargh...missed this one. :headache: Great song!
dsrtfalcon wrote:
OMG I LOVE this song!! Good old days indeed...
Oh yes. Sometimes it's more about the memories than the music. But then there muse have been some music there to get me to first listen to it 14 years ago. -dave Oh, and for the detractors. My 6 year plays this on the harmonica as well, with no hands too boot :) And I still like it :) -dave
OMG I LOVE this song!! Good old days indeed...
I seldom understand when folks say "the good old days" but this tune provides me an insight into that saying.
...still no rating of 20 available... :headache:
I need to rate this higher than possible here. A 20 would do it perhaps.... :dancingbanana_2:
Whoa - already had this rated a 10... After Bill's genius segue from Belly Slow Dog, I'll have to bump it to 11!
Hell mutha-f'n YES! Been years since I heard this! Great summer driving song to turn up with the top down...
Sounds just as good fourteen years later. I would love to hear Buddy Guy cover this one. He would tear the ass off this one...
This is such a hot song!
Damn, this rocks! And what a pain it is to do forum searches for a name like The The... :P
hound dog....slow dog...dog of lust...black dog?
this is a great classic, more the the please
this is why i always will love radioparadise. the the! only station i know who plays it. nice surprise :)
Fiji5555 wrote:
Hunka hunka burnin love
Go Tortelvis
Re wrote:
Love Dread Zepplin
Hunka hunka burnin love
MickMan wrote:
Wow. I think you're the only "Harp Snob" I've ever known. You rip on the Pretenders for their HARMONICA on "Middle of the Road". Loosen up !!!!
I'm gonna have to back up Algrif on this one. It does sound like a kid on the harmonica. I know, because I wrote this exact song on a harmonica when I was about 6 years old. The only difference is that my version of this song was about 2 hours long. Would you like to listen to my version?
moonbat wrote:
I thought this was Dread Zeppelin. :confused:
Love Dread Zepplin
I thought this was Dread Zeppelin. :confused: Me likey.
Ya' love this tune. Happy Valentine's Day all.
Anyone notice the ad with this tune? Cadillac, I think.
Jesus, the opening of the song sounded like a kid on his first violin lesson!
My favorite song about the itch. Good video, too.
Matt Johnson has a foghorn. His is a unique voice but The The is more than just that voice. Best song memory; dancing while driving the houseboat down the main channel of Lake Powell on a late September day.
We have digital cable, and so we have a music service, Music Choice. Channel 415 is "Retro-Active", where you hear music from the 70s and 80s that didn't necessarily get airplay. A lot of new wave. Some punk. I quite like it. Anyway, they play an inordinate amount of The The on Retro-Active, often long 12-inch remixes.
The harp player needs some lessons. Is there a harp player for dummies book out there? The harmonica takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master.
Only one way to escape from this: hit player STOP. Oy! The pain, the pain..., and now, gone! A simple STOP relieved it all!!
Nice. A :bounce: nother round of harp, please.
Johnny Marr = God
MickMan wrote:
Wow. I think you're the only "Harp Snob" I've ever known. You rip on the Pretenders for their HARMONICA on "Middle of the Road". Loosen up !!!!
You get him, MickMan! :roflol:
... The The Dusk is upon us, a good one for you Diamond Dog, hope you're still on-leash? ... Woof! ...
Wisecrowe wrote:
sounds like bowie. hmmm just watched this flick yesterday. It sucks.
WHAAT c'mon a noir crime flick that turns into a shot em up demon thriller with Cheech... how can you not like it??
algrif wrote:
I really detest this kind of suck-blow sawing style on the harp. Learn to play it won't you !! It sounds just like a kid that gets a harp in the xmas stocking. suck, blow, suck, blow, suck, blow, suck, blow, suck, blow, :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Wow. I think you're the only "Harp Snob" I've ever known. You rip on the Pretenders for their HARMONICA on "Middle of the Road". Loosen up !!!!
Wrong album cover. (That movie sucked!)
I really detest this kind of suck-blow sawing style on the harp. Learn to play it won't you !! It sounds just like a kid that gets a harp in the xmas stocking. suck, blow, suck, blow, suck, blow, suck, blow, suck, blow, :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
He is really one guy that hires guns to help out "Jonhny Mar" from the smiths comes to mind That aside I think "Giant" from Soul Mining album by far is one of the best tunes from the 80's the beats at the end have been ripped off by almost every hip hopster since
sounds like bowie. hmmm just watched this flick yesterday. It sucks.
This is The The worth remembering... thanks RP!
jenseda wrote:
Wonderful song for a friday afternoon that has topped off a week of hell.
I was going to say great rainy Saturday-afternoon flick.
:drummer: :guitarist: