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Band of Horses — Factory
Album: Infinite Arms
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1294









Released: 2010
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The elevator in the hotel lobby has a lazy door
The man inside is going to a hotel room
He jumped out right after seeing just the very sight of me
He decided he better hike it to the second floor

It's temporary, this place I'm in
I permanently won't do this again
My belongings scattered all across the hotel floor

An hour later I was thinking it over by the snack machine
I thought about you and a candy bar
Now and later now that I've got it stuck between my teeth
I fell asleep to the greatest movie of the year

A man gets lonely for heaven's sake
He's wondering only what did you do today
The world spin around me to old sad song

Well, it's coming down outside like I've never even seen before
I fell into some kind of sorry state
But looking back now I think it's finally time for me to laugh about it
And get my things together and find something to say

Well I feel awful, and I believe
That time gets wasted in this misery
And darlin, I would never want to come back home
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 helgigermany wrote:
Reminds me of Moody Blues!
 
Reminds me of The Guitar Man by Bread.
RP plays a lot of great music. I suppose that wouldn't be as well appreciated if there weren't some tripe to compare it to...{#Cheers} If I get out of this quarantine in one piece, there's a phat donation coming to Bill and Becky.

 
sirdroseph wrote:
debobasu wrote:
Terribly lame...
 

I am so glad so many agree with me! Smells like......validation!{#Cheers}
 

Well, after hearing that song of despair, please excuse me while I go slit my wrist.   A band making lots of money sounding totally pitiful... How pitiful.  My wife took me to see them. Oh, they're wonderful live, she says. Wallowing in their misery didn't cheer me up.
 DaMoGan wrote:

After not hearing this for a while, I realized I really like it. 6 -> 8
 
I'll join you with a +1 to the 8 and LLRP!!
Great band :) Love to all
Kind of a nice segue from The Shins "Turn On Me"
Love love love BoH! Play more of them, please!
Wonderbar!
 SmileOnADog wrote:

Echoing your sentiments 100%.  I owe my middle-aged musical re-education to Bill and Rebecca.  It was like I returned from a 30 year space voyage at age 50 and someone handed me a digital thingie and said "all the best music made since you left, and before that, is on this—we were only allowed to transmit you crap voted in by TMZ fans from a corporate approved list while you were in transit".  And they were right.

 
10 years or so into RP at age 54 and I feel the same way.  I'm a voracious music consumer and RP still plays stuff all the time that I have never heard or just forgot about.  I'm never disappointed when I tune in.

After not hearing this for a while, I realized I really like it. 6 -> 8
 kcar wrote:

Band of Horses is way better than MMJ: I rarely have the urge to hit the mute button with this band. 
   

sirdroseph wrote:


I actually do see the comparison and consistently hit the mute when both are playing.

 
While listening to this song, I hear your point. I think my preference for Band of Horses stems from a belief that this band's singer is better. My Morning Jacket tends to overproduce the music around their singer's voice.

These bands are on a spectrum (alt-country rock? you tell me) that includes my current fave, Lord Huron.  
 SmileOnADog wrote:

Echoing your sentiments 100%.  I owe my middle-aged musical re-education to Bill and Rebecca.  It was like I returned from a 30 year space voyage at age 50 and someone handed me a digital thingie and said "all the best music made since you left, and before that, is on this—we were only allowed to transmit you crap voted in by TMZ fans from a corporate approved list while you were in transit".  And they were right.

 
I must have been on the same space voyage with you because that is exactly how I feel.
 kaybee wrote:

Yes, I also find a lot of music here that I did not get to hear in the "dry 90's/oughts" when there didn't seem to be any radio stations without screaming, mindless DJs and equally mindless music.  However I was lucky in the 60's, 70's and 80's to listen to excellent FM radio, yet Bill & Rebecca still play stuff from those time periods I've never even heard.  What a treasure this station is!



 
Echoing your sentiments 100%.  I owe my middle-aged musical re-education to Bill and Rebecca.  It was like I returned from a 30 year space voyage at age 50 and someone handed me a digital thingie and said "all the best music made since you left, and before that, is on this--we were only allowed to transmit you crap voted in by TMZ fans from a corporate approved list while you were in transit".  And they were right.
this is an earworm song...I'll hear it early tomorrow as I make coffee, much against my will
I like Band of Horses. Ghost in my House and Funeral are fine tracks. But this one....what the hell does the song title signify? No reference to such in the lyrics, which seem kind of lame anyway. 
 
Like! {#Clap}
Stupid! retarded lyrics. Shallow substance.
 lunatic wrote:
Lowest score that I've given any song that I've heard @ RP.
JMHO,
 
I was wondering why it was possible that they didn't score a deserved 8 - 9.
Now I know, not everybody is completely flebbergasted by them in a good way.
Check them live and maybe you will get 'the feeling'.
And yeah they got my 10 :) 
There are very few songs I hear on RP that I absolutely despise. This is one of them. PSD>>  PDQ.
i agree, and i LOVE band of Horses {#Yawn}{#No} -mechanic1
Lowest score that I've given any song that I've heard @ RP.
JMHO,
Terrible
The harmony is OK, but these lyrics are from a book entitled "How to Write Bad".  Sucko-barfo.
 Bozo wrote:
Wow...people either like or don't like this song....
 
Actually, this song has ratings pretty heavily weighted to the upper end. There are plenty of other songs in RP rotation that have a very polarizing effect, but this one isn't one of them. I'm always amused when I see songs where the ratings form a very clear inverted bell curve - with most of the scores in the 1-2 range and in the 9-10 range. And I'm doubly amused when it seems that my favorite bands fall into this polarizing category - Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, etc...

Band of Horses is a consistent 7 for me. Another in a long list of good bands to which I'd be oblivious were it not for RP.
Good Harmony
Very nice tune!
La la la di dum di da di do...just singing along until I learn the lyrics. {#Angel}
I enjoy the music of this band
 dew34 wrote:
So at 63 I find Radio Paradise to be the perfect way to discover new music I missed and older music I also missed. This is a great tune!
 
Yes, I also find a lot of music here that I did not get to hear in the "dry 90's/oughts" when there didn't seem to be any radio stations without screaming, mindless DJs and equally mindless music.  However I was lucky in the 60's, 70's and 80's to listen to excellent FM radio, yet Bill & Rebecca still play stuff from those time periods I've never even heard.  What a treasure this station is!


So at 63 I find Radio Paradise to be the perfect way to discover new music I missed and older music I also missed. This is a great tune!
It grows on you, like the band. Simple but effective. Optimally listenable if not quite worthy of a zillion repeats. 
I love this response.
 

debobasu wrote:
 


 fredriley wrote:

If you want to be a flamer and troll who doesn't appreciate reasonable comment then you're on the wrong board. The poster posted an inoffensive and reasonable comment and you call him an arsehole. Don't you think that that's a bit de trop? Flames like that put off other folk from posting, and the more listeners on this board the better. Try to be a bit more 'proportionate' next time you post, please.
 
Good one Fred...!

 terrapin52 wrote:

If you want to be a sphincter who doesn't appreciate good music, go ahead.
 
If you want to be a flamer and troll who doesn't appreciate reasonable comment then you're on the wrong board. The poster posted an inoffensive and reasonable comment and you call him an arsehole. Don't you think that that's a bit de trop? Flames like that put off other folk from posting, and the more listeners on this board the better. Try to be a bit more 'proportionate' next time you post, please.
I wouldn't call Band of Horses brilliant, but I do get a warm and happy feeling everytime I listen to them. The albums are also easy listening from beginning to end. Solid 8 for this one :)
Love it.
Bubble gum pop.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

There are 500 ratings, 250 (50 %) are 8 or higher.  Take another whiff good sir....

 

No thanks, I have plenty of animals that produce enough of that smell.{#Puke}
I hear Rod Stewart...
Wow...people either like or don't like this song....the beauty of Radio Paradise:  me...I'm a sucker for songs with hooks...8!!!
 FooledAgain wrote:

I wasn't being jocular. I was being sarcastic. My point being that we are horrified at the thought that horses are slaughtered for their meat and don't give a thought to the fact that the same thing happens to cows and pigs. And I too find many practices in those places objectionable. I'm a pescatarian, by the way.
 
So....drowning fish in air is more humane than shooting a pheasant? Just askin'
I like it{#Dancingbanana}
8 -> 9 !
Awesome Song , I Love It!!!
Thanks a lot Bill for playing this song. And sooooo many other great songs!
Just won tix to see them at the sold out show in DC next month.  Yay!  Won them by answering the question:

Who was "a horse is a horse, of course of course?"

 sirdroseph wrote:

I am so glad so many agree with me! Smells like......validation!{#Cheers}
 
There are 500 ratings, 250 (50 %) are 8 or higher.  Take another whiff good sir....

 fatcatjb wrote:
moved this to a two...few songs cause me to turn RP down, but this really rubs me the wrong way
 
If you want to be a sphincter who doesn't appreciate good music, go ahead.
moved this to a two...few songs cause me to turn RP down, but this really rubs me the wrong way
 debobasu wrote:
Terribly lame...
 

I am so glad so many agree with me! Smells like......validation!{#Cheers}
can't get enough of this band!
 sirdroseph wrote:


I think that is a very accurate assessment and a perfectly reasaonable request.
 
hear hear...
I like it
Terribly lame...
 KoJo wrote:
barf barf barf, whine whine whine

Please take this off the playlist ALREADY! 
 

I think that is a very accurate assessment and a perfectly reasaonable request.
barf barf barf, whine whine whine

Please take this off the playlist ALREADY! 
I hope this dirge falls off the playlist...too dreary for me
 
Thanks Bill -  this has actually grown on me...
 sirdroseph wrote:


I actually do see the comparison and consistently hit the mute when both are playing.
 
You really should try only listening to one band at a time, they sound much better that way. Beginners mistake, you'll get the hang of it eventually... :p


 kcar wrote:

Band of Horses is way better than MMJ: I rarely have the urge to hit the mute button with this band. 
 

I actually do see the comparison and consistently hit the mute when both are playing.
 kaybee wrote:

Hannio, I think Peter James was referring to his (and my) country, Canada.  Anyway this is a nice piece, very My Morning Jacketish.
 
Band of Horses is way better than MMJ: I rarely have the urge to hit the mute button with this band. 
Inadvertently sounds like the soundtrack from Forrest Gump.  Doesn't detract or distract.
 Byronape wrote:

You are missing the point.  Frankly, if you have ever seen the internal workings of a commercial slaughterhouse you wouldn't be so jocular about it.  Even growing up on a dairy farm, I find many of the practices used in those places to be objectionable. 

 
I wasn't being jocular. I was being sarcastic. My point being that we are horrified at the thought that horses are slaughtered for their meat and don't give a thought to the fact that the same thing happens to cows and pigs. And I too find many practices in those places objectionable. I'm a pescatarian, by the way.


 FooledAgain wrote:

And that's not the half of it! I've heard that the same kind of thing happens to cows and pigs! Penned up and then slaughtered! Ugh.

 
You are missing the point.  Frankly, if you have ever seen the internal workings of a commercial slaughterhouse you wouldn't be so jocular about it.  Even growing up on a dairy farm, I find many of the practices used in those places to be objectionable. 

My rating for this song drops every time I hear it, and I've been hearing it WAAAAAYYY too much.

 kaybee wrote:

Hannio, I think Peter James was referring to his (and my) country, Canada.  Anyway this is a nice piece, very My Morning Jacketish.
 
very true.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Speaking of glue factories....in the bad old days in America, unwanted horses were killed in slaughterhouses. This practice was outlawed, so the problem was solved and American horses are safe,... right? Wrong, the horses are now sent across the border to Canada where it is legal to kill them in slaughterhouses. There have been a couple of news stories about the inhumane treatment of these animals. Sigh...so proud of my country....NOT! {#No}
 
And that's not the half of it! I've heard that the same kind of thing happens to cows and pigs! Penned up and then slaughtered! Ugh.

 Hannio wrote:


Yeah, if only we were more like our neighbors to the north. 
 
Hannio, I think Peter James was referring to his (and my) country, Canada.  Anyway this is a nice piece, very My Morning Jacketish.

 Hannio wrote:


Yeah, if only we were more like our neighbors to the north. 
 
Sarcastically mocking someone who expresses opinions contrary to yours (at least I'm guessing you are one of those "USA is #1 in all things" people) does not address the legitimacy of their argument. 

I love Band of Horses! Thanks be to radioparadise.com!
I like the song and the band, but the intro drum roll sounds like the flush of a toilet
delicious...song
{#Motor}
Wonderful rock/pop album; full of sweet harmonies and great melodies.
 figi wrote:
Does anyone hear the early Jayhawks in this or is it just me?
 

Yea, except for The Jayhawks are actually good.{#Wink} I am hearing more The Outfield on valium.
Does anyone hear the early Jayhawks in this or is it just me?
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Speaking of glue factories....in the bad old days in America, unwanted horses were killed in slaughterhouses. This practice was outlawed, so the problem was solved and American horses are safe,... right? Wrong, the horses are now sent across the border to Canada where it is legal to kill them in slaughterhouses. There have been a couple of news stories about the inhumane treatment of these animals. Sigh...so proud of my country....NOT! {#No}
 

Yeah, if only we were more like our neighbors to the north. 
Quite a bit nicer than what I've heard from them so far.
 Mojoboy wrote:
Good onya Paraclete ( do u mean "parakeet"?) ur statement means shit all with or without ur emoticons.
 
Think you replied to the wrong person.  Paraclete was not the emoticon user.  Look again.

Oh yeah, I love this song and this band. 

Bumping down from a 1 to a....wait a minute, we need a zero for such moments.{#Eek}
Bumping up from 6 to 8, liking this more and more.
Good onya Paraclete ( do u mean "parakeet"?) ur statement means shit all with or without ur emoticons.
Hmmm.....yes .....like it a lot!
(Tamworth NSW)

Nice!
Go to their website and look at their current tour schedule...can you say"Culture Shock" on April 1st ?{#Surprised}
 paraclete wrote:

I could not agree more that this sounds much like MMJ

 

I agree! 1{#Puke}

Funny side note; I introduced this band to a friend of mine that likes hokey, commercial crap and get this, it was too hokey even for him!{#Lol}
 socalhol wrote:
Great cover art & Love this track.  Something about this song, I haven't figured out just what yet — the production maybe, reminds me of that My Morning Jacket song "Librarian".

 
I could not agree more that this sounds much like MMJ

Cool!  The song I have of these is from itunes!  Better get the CD from somewhere else!
Decent album, "Everything All The Time" however was epic imho {#Mrgreen}

7 {#Arrow} 8

Great cover art & Love this track.  Something about this song, I haven't figured out just what yet — the production maybe, reminds me of that My Morning Jacket song "Librarian".

I really enjoy this tune, but I seem to be hearing it a bit too often of late. Not having the same effect as before. :(
Stingray wrote:
Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!
and a happy Christmas day to you, especially if you're a Copt - 'cause today's Christmas Day for Coptics!

This tune is the lead soundtrack tune for the Ewan MacGregor/Charlie Boorman motorcycle documentaries Long Way 'Round and Long Way Down.  The former is really worth watching for anyone with a bit of wanderlust, and the latter is okay too.
 ick wrote:
Some days a song is just most excellent... this one is today.
 

same. and i go back and forth with this band.
Not for me - not at all!
 chyk5 wrote:


WTF? {#Ask}
 
What the Factory?

This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!

Christmas is a sweet-naive tradition -
not a religious event! 

I like it anyway!

Still - I hope Bill takes the chance
to rock the christmas-tree to pieces tonight!

"Happy Christmas
your "BAD SANTA",
aka STINGRAY
-from Cologne/Germany-
PS
Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:
https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Koelner_Dom_bei_Nacht_1_RB.JPG&filetimestamp=20060517174554

The "grave" for the non-believers:
https://www.koelner-dom.de/17450.html?&L=1

+

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Three_Kings


Radio Paradise turned me on to BoH. I am so hooked on them.
Can't wait to hear them live.
Cynaera wrote:
Wasn't gonna engage, but wild horses are sort of a cause for me. I live in Nevada, where the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) has become autonomous and has "gathered" them by helicopter, driving them to death in the heat of summer...

I'm all for culling overpopulated animal species, it's necessary when predators are out of balance - but not this way.

 Cynaera wrote:

Wasn't gonna engage, but wild horses are sort of a cause for me. I live in Nevada, where the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) has become autonomous and has "gathered" them by helicopter,  driving them to death in the heat of summer. They did this without consent from the land-owners and taxpayers. We were supposed to get a public forum to decide how to handle the wild horse situation, but the BLM acted before anyone had a chance to voice an opinion or suggestion.

Yep - peter_james_bond - I agree - so NOT proud of this country. And I really just hate the BLM.

 
Thanks for engaging - that is horrible!  I'd rather see them slaughtered - at least it would be a quick death. . .dying in the desert heat. . .very inhumane.

 hulabell wrote:
Why are these guys so hyped? It's so boring. There's so much better music out there getting.
 

Truer words, my friend, truer words.......
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Speaking of glue factories....in the bad old days in America, unwanted horses were killed in slaughterhouses. This practice was outlawed, so the problem was solved and American horses are safe,... right? Wrong, the horses are now sent across the border to Canada where it is legal to kill them in slaughterhouses. There have been a couple of news stories about the inhumane treatment of these animals. Sigh...so proud of my country....NOT! {#No}
 
Wasn't gonna engage, but wild horses are sort of a cause for me. I live in Nevada, where the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) has become autonomous and has "gathered" them by helicopter,  driving them to death in the heat of summer. They did this without consent from the land-owners and taxpayers. We were supposed to get a public forum to decide how to handle the wild horse situation, but the BLM acted before anyone had a chance to voice an opinion or suggestion.

Yep - peter_james_bond - I agree - so NOT proud of this country. And I really just hate the BLM.

Bumping up from 6  > 7.
 2cats wrote:
The more times I hear this, the better I like it.
 

Same thing only completely opposite, really, really tired of this band.
I absolutely love this track. Would like to check out more of their stuff for sure
Wow, I love this! {#Hearteyes}

A little of this band goes a long way, but this song is righteous.
 drews wrote:
Shouldn't they call themselves Herd of Horses? And what kind of factory do they sing about? A glue factory?

 

WTF? {#Ask}
The more times I hear this, the better I like it.
 drews wrote:
Shouldn't they call themselves Herd of Horses? And what kind of factory do they sing about? A glue factory?
 
Speaking of glue factories....in the bad old days in America, unwanted horses were killed in slaughterhouses. This practice was outlawed, so the problem was solved and American horses are safe,... right? Wrong, the horses are now sent across the border to Canada where it is legal to kill them in slaughterhouses. There have been a couple of news stories about the inhumane treatment of these animals. Sigh...so proud of my country....NOT! {#No}
Love this song!
 the_jake wrote:
The lead singer sounds like the guy from Jump Little Children to me.
 
Uh...no way

Why are these guys so hyped? It's so boring. There's so much better music out there getting.
Shouldn't they call themselves Herd of Horses? And what kind of factory do they sing about? A glue factory?


The lead singer sounds like the guy from Jump Little Children to me.
Not a fan, meh.{#Yawn}
Does make for fine elevator and hold music though.
As many of you have already said, I too liked the 2 older albums best.
But after listening to this one closely (on repeat on my Ipod while working), I really like this one too.

Saw them live 2 weeks ago, outdoors in Malmö, MAGIC!