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Dengue Fever — Oceans of Venus
Album: Venus on Earth
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 1137









Released: 2008
Length: 3:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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I'm starting to really love this band.  Thanks RP!  Screw you, haters!  Go listen to Radiohead!
Some mistakes who make this music fine. It is not very english but this is my sentence
I thought I was listening at Camels
With a little Meat Puppets thrown in for good measure

 
DanO-1 wrote:
B-52's visit Cambodia
 

Holy 60s, Batman! I thought it was the Ventures!
One of their more tolerable tunes.  Rating bumped from 5 ten years ago to 6 now.  I have no idea what that means.
SOOOO B-52's.  As in a complete ripoff of that with a few generic surf bands thrown in for good measure.  Even so, I like it!
LONG

LIVE

Radio Paradise

Ya fools
B-52's visit Cambodia
Feels like Rock Lobster a bit :)
Wait...
A Dengue Fever song I don't immediately hit PSD on!  Cool!

Their other stuff isn't for me.  I've tried, but my brain cannot handle it.
Ow.
 arserocket wrote:
more Dengue Fever please

 
Less Dung Fever please
 stegokitty wrote:
It has potential, but something's just off on this one.
It's sort of like going into those Home Goods or TJMaxx stores, where there's all of this stuff that isn't quite good enough for real stores. 

 
What an insightful comparison...
more Dengue Fever please
It has potential, but something's just off on this one.
It's sort of like going into those Home Goods or TJMaxx stores, where there's all of this stuff that isn't quite good enough for real stores. 
The wiki page the link goes to discusses the disease, not the band. Given my opinion of the song, I'm not sure that's an error.
Dude, get a real motorcycle.  There's two things a man doesn't want to be seen in the company of.  You're riding one of them.
Truly awful, even by Dengue Fever standards. This is the kind of thing you blare from PA speakers to encourage drug dealers to move on to the next street corner. 

Ekin, you are just too damned fond of that graphic.  

make it stop. please.
really bad song, really bad sound. 
A lot like the Raybeats from the early '80's...which is a good thing!
 S-curvy wrote:
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
 
So, like, Kim Jong-un likes the Dengue Fever?  I like 'em and I'm a redneck from the Southern USA who was a Pacific Rimmer only for the week the submarine parked in San Diego in early 1981.

If you're going to stereotype, try to be witty next time and less condescending, please
 
(Whew!! I'm in a curmudgeonly mood and almost said, "Pacific Rim THIS!"  Glad I showed a little restraint.)
 S-curvy wrote:
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
 
Some of us flatlanders have a hankerin for lots of left coast things, not the least of which is lanky blonde hair...or just some time on the beach with my lovely red headed misses {#Angel}
 bytejunkie55 wrote:
The Ventures  - Telestar
 
EXACTLY what I came here to post! Reminds me of being at the skating rink around 1970.


 S-curvy wrote:
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
  

 

I don't know if living on the western side of Manhattan qualifies as "West Coast" but I do like this band mucho.


Love Khmer.
Eddie Munster on lead guitar?
 S-curvy wrote:
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
 
Gee, you're lumping together about 200 million Americans; I've told you a million times not to exaggerate.{#Wink}
Good song, by the way - I believe I "get it" - residence has absolutely nothing to do with it.  By the way, your clocks are three hours slow.
What a great song to slip into the mix at your next cocktail party. Pass the car keys bowl!
The Ventures  - Telestar
 Geecheeboy wrote:
I'm with Oldman from Virginia below.  I "get them," I just don't LIKE them.  This one is tolerable, though.

 
Right there with you.

I'm with Oldman from Virginia below.  I "get them," I just don't LIKE them.  This one is tolerable, though.

 xy wrote:
Reminiscent of the B-52's............
 

I think you're right, and that's one reason I like it.
 johnjconn wrote:
Very Eddy Munster like
 
I know, right?!  I always think The Munsters when this comes on...  Kinda 60's Surf music too.

 q4Fry wrote:

At which point you have 4 options:
  1. Bad hemorrhagic fever
  2. Worse hemorrhagic fever and all your hair falls out
  3. "Breakbone Fever" (permanent arthritis)
  4. Hell fever (I had this strain. 108 degrees. They left me in a bucket of ice for a couple days to keep my brain from cooking.)
  
Option 5: Seeing Hands: Your face melts like the Nazis' faces when they open the Ark of the Covenant.


Very Eddy Munster like
{#Stop}
 ick wrote:
Professional surfer Andy Irons has allegedly died from Dengue fever.
 
The coroner's report will determine the real cause but if it is true this band may be in some serious trouble.  :-)

Professional surfer Andy Irons has allegedly died from Dengue fever.
RIP Andy Irons
 S-curvy wrote:
It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
  No sure about that one. I live bang in the middle of Scotland and I get them.

Thanks for your gross generalization. S-curvy wrote:
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
 


Their rendition of J. Mitchell's "both sides now" on City of Ghosts was haunting.
 Decoy wrote:
the only song that I enjoy by them...in fact I would rather contract Dengue Fever than listen to their other songs...
 
At which point you have 4 options:
  1. Bad hemorrhagic fever
  2. Worse hemorrhagic fever and all your hair falls out
  3. "Breakbone Fever" (permanent arthritis)
  4. Hell fever (I had this strain. 108 degrees. They left me in a bucket of ice for a couple days to keep my brain from cooking.)

Funny - this is the same sounds that my colon made after eating that Listeria-tainted deli meat.... what are the odds of that ?  {#Angel}
 Decoy wrote:
the only song that I enjoy by them...in fact I would rather contract Dengue Fever than listen to their other songs...
 
No; you really wouldn't.

the only song that I enjoy by them...in fact I would rather contract Dengue Fever than listen to their other songs...
Good heavens, I appear to be freaking out.
 S-curvy wrote:
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
 
There's nothing to GET. When she sings it has all the appeal of listening to somebody with bad arthritis strangle a chicken.
This song is quite tolerable (dare I say likable). Would have gone quite well with a surf motif of songs
Dick Dale 
Skullbucket or The Wet Spot by SCOTS
the Ventures
etc.

 xy wrote:
Reminiscent of the B-52's............
 
I was thinking the same thing! {#High-five}  "Rock Lobster", or "Private Idaho"... Day-am, I love the B-52's... so, by proxy, I guess I love Dengue Fever, too, unless they disappoint me...

 xy wrote:
Reminiscent of the B-52's............
 
I was thinking some crazy surf music.
I am soooo over this
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
Reminiscent of the B-52's............
At least she's not singing in this one. Probably why it's got a 6.3 at the moment.
This is my cue ... -mute-  ...
 Quixmundi wrote:
Argghhh....this is obnoxious. I'm sick and have a fever after listening to it.
 
Take two Coldplay and get some rest.....{#Roflol}
 hippiechick wrote:
This song reminds me of the beginning of either The Munsters or Car 54, it's been too long to remember
 
I think it would be The Munsters theme, but maybe this song has some deeper, subliminal messages that you're picking up about Fred Gwynne and/or Al Lewis.  They were both in either program.

Almost sounds like something you would hear on an episode of Twin Peaks.

Good bye Laura Palmer...
 Hannio wrote:
The campy 60's space age sound reminds me just a little bit of B52s' Planet Claire.

 
A litle "Telstar," a little "Planet Claire," a little "Voyage Around the Moon" from That Thing You Do.

Freakalicious
Mmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute. Just in time.
 Achilles wrote:
Reminds me of Felt.
 
Me too. Lets have some Felt on RP. 
The campy 60's space age sound reminds me just a little bit of B52s' Planet Claire.

 federico wrote:
sounds like the sound track to a bad 60s movie, which is not bad, by the way!
 
{#Yes}

 Bazooka wrote:
Is this the "Fender Sound"? Please, I'm serious.
 
If so, it's electronics because Zak plays a phat Les Paul

These guys are AWESOME in concert, better than their studio stuff


I've got a fever and it's Dengue Fever! ....wait that didn't quite come out right.... Cool tune though.

Nice moped
Reminds me of Felt.
Bill- give up on these cats already! This cut sounds like a bad cover band doing Dick Dale. And I heard way too many of those growing up in 60's Southern California!
 SparkyMarky wrote:
Love it...got a 60s feel definitely. Wonder what their other stuff is like?
 
It's quirky, all over the place—either sweetly endearing or utterly off the wall. Unique, entertaining, and not for the faint of heart.

This song reminds me of the beginning of either The Munsters or Car 54, it's been too long to remember
This is sooooo cool. Naive and basic... Luvit!
Love it...got a 60s feel definitely. Wonder what their other stuff is like?
I ALWAYS miss the next 3 or 4 songs after DF.
There is a place for this twangy song.
 handyrae wrote:


The first little bit always reminds me of the theme from The Munsters.
 

Lol !!!!!! me too  hahahahaha{#Dance}
 federico wrote:
sounds like the sound track to a bad 60s movie, which is not bad, by the way!
 
  sounds like Herb Alpert trying to be hip in the late 60s

Is this the "Fender Sound"? Please, I'm serious.
This is a good way to start the day. I gave it a high rating to counter the low rating. {#Nyah}
I don't really want to give this a low rating, I just don't want to hear it again.
This is no way to start my day with RP. C'mon, Bill. The joke's over with this "band". It's pathetic.
It's Official Dengue Fever will be all the rage in 70 or so years:

"We conclude that climate change is likely to increase the area of land with a climate suitable for dengue fever transmission, and that if no other contributing factors were to change, a large proportion of the human population would then be put at risk."

https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0140673602099646
 federico wrote:
sounds like the sound track to a bad 60s movie, which is not bad, by the way!
 

The first little bit always reminds me of the theme from The Munsters.
sounds like the sound track to a bad 60s movie, which is not bad, by the way!
it sounds like something we would have played in the high school jazz band...
Wish more of their songs sounded like this one
 gvan wrote:
Sounds more like Ben Gay fever. Old-timer stuff. Just play "Telstar" and get it over with (play it before 8pm though; wouldn't want anyone to miss their bedtimes).
 
Okay that's pretty funny.

7. (Would be an 8 if she were singing) 
Thanks for playing this Bill, I can't say if it was in response to my request, but it was great to hear this leading up to their performance at the High Line Ballroom in NY on January 11th!


My favorite Dengue Fever tune. . .

I really don't get some of your comments.... These guys are great and that voice, that fantastic voice, is ethereal, sort of Cambodian and western all at once.  I think she is just fine.  {#Chillpill}
Fun song. I like it. And I am pleased that some of you don't, because it leads to such wonderful similes and other poetic communications.
One of my favorites from the album.
I saw these folks perform a few months ago. They were hot! Well... SHE was hot... the guys were smokin'. Great show.
Argghhh....this is obnoxious. I'm sick and have a fever after listening to it.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Dengue Fever?  Bye-bye, off to another site.  Seriously.  Enough of this crap, already.

 
Don't let the virtual door hit you on the way out.


What they said. {#Arrowd}   {#Bananajam}

What he said    {#Arrowd}  Rock Lobster Baby !!!!!

This band can really lay down a groove when they don' let that girl reveal her wretched voice. 

Sounds like rock lobsters flailing about in the mudflats of Venus.


BigTimber wrote:

all their songs should be instrumentals. this is rad. not so into the screeching cats.


Actually, this in not an instrumental. In this track (and some others) she's just singing so high that most human ears cannot detect it. I'm glad about that.

Can’t help but feel that some of you girls and boys are temperamentally unsuited to eclectic radio and may be happier with something a bit safer and more predictable .



 panoskatos wrote:
Raw, cool & entertaining.
Great choice, Bill!  {#Bananapiano}
 


Dengue Fever?  Bye-bye, off to another site.  Seriously.  Enough of this crap, already.

Raw, cool & entertaining.
Great choice, Bill!  {#Bananapiano}
{#Motor}{#Arrowl}
Oh Gawd, this is apparently Bill's new favorite album. This is going to be a long Dengue Fever ride. {#Doh}Anyway, the girl on the album is a fox, that's a plus. And, she is riding lady like (side saddle).
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
 Excelsior wrote:
I am so f***ing sick of hearing this group.
Yes.  I just logged in after a lengthy absence.  What I hear first?  Need I log OUT again so quickly?  C'mon, Bill.  The joke's over. 
 
I had the same experience yesterday with Radiohead.

And, as Dengue Fever songs go, this one is pretty tolerable.

Is it truly necessary to hear this song every single day?  Apparently, it is.  {#No}
 Excelsior wrote:
Just what I needed to start my day!  {#Puke}
 
Maybe you should change your screen name to "Sir Barfalot" ;-)
 Excelsior wrote:
I am so f***ing sick of hearing this group.
Yes.  I just logged in after a lengthy absence.  What I hear first?  Need I log OUT again so quickly?  C'mon, Bill.  The joke's over. 


Just not diggin' the Dengue Fever.{#Razz}
{#Clap}
Just what I needed to start my day!  {#Puke}
{#Puke}
"The sax player died.  Now what are we gonna do?"
"Hell, I don't know...  Why don't you play it?"
"Are you kidding?  I never played sax before."
"Just try it.   Here, just blow into it.  Wait... lemme run the tape.... OK, hit it!"

In ska-like music, why to musicians feel it's acceptable to solo in a completely different key from the rest of the song?  Some may call it musical genius—-I call it being so damn brilliant that you can't be bothered with your listeners.


 all their songs should be instrumentals.  this is rad. not so into the screeching cats.


It's the music equivalent of Magic Realism.

6->7