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Ray LaMontagne — Repo Man
Album: God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
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Released: 2010
Length: 6:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I heard the word,
It's goin' all around town.
Looks like your latest toy gone an
Put you down.
Well it won't be long,
'Fore you come crawling on home.
Like some old dog with your tail on the ground.

I'm listenin' to your Beg and your Plead.
Don't fill my heart with no pity.
What makes you think I'm gonna take you back again,
I ain't your Repo Man.

Used to be,
Just you and me.
So young and in love,
Just like it was meant to be.
Well it didn't take long,
Fore' I begin to see,
That you got eyes for every man on the street.

I'm listenin' to your Beg and your Plead.
Don't fill my heart with no pity.
What makes you think I'm gonna take you back again,
I ain't your Repo Man.

It's like you think I got revolvin' doors on my house,
Like you can just come and go as you please.
I'm 'bout to do what your daddy shoulda done,
I'm gonna lay you right across my knee.

I work like a devil,
Every night and every day,
Bustin' my back,
Just to make my pay.
Now where is your woman you ask,
'Cause, as they say, while the cat's away...

I'm listenin' to your Beg and your Plead.
Don't fill my heart with no pity.
What makes you think I'm gonna take you back again,
I ain't your Repo Man
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 Foot wrote:
Great movie (Repo Man) by the way (produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees if you didn't know) w/ the excellent "TV Party Tonight" by Black Flag as theme song.  Has RP ever played it?
 

Always saw Iggy Pop's "Repo Man" as the theme song. Better than LaMontagne's song. 
Indeed I can imagine Joe Cocker eating this song. Woa.
 wolverine wrote:
At first I thought this was a Jonny Lang song.
 

Whatever happened to Jonny Lang? 
At first I thought this was a Jonny Lang song.
I have an unnatural distaste for this guy. Not sure why. All the good elements are there, and yet he just rubs me the wrong way.
kinda makes me want to move out on to the dance floor with my girl

and possibly have an adult beverage

love to see this live
Fun KAY!
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Guitarist}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
Great song, great album.  8.
 ThePoose wrote:
Nice segue from Ray Charles to Raycharles Lamontagne. Also, this has the feel of Feelin Allright with Joe Cocker. 
 
You're thinking of that other Ray LaMontagne song.
 Ballzak wrote:
Stevie RayMontagne?

 
Nein, Ballsack.
Nice segue from Ray Charles to Raycharles Lamontagne. Also, this has the feel of Feelin Allright with Joe Cocker. 
Somebody woke Ray from his coma. Sounds pretty darn good!
Thanks for perking me up DJ!
Ray
Elvis C
Louis Prima
Stray Cats
yup, I'm shakin' it this morning 
The beginning reminds me a little of the Yardbirds' Train Kept A Rolling.
Tuneless and weak.  Only a 3
{#Eh}  I went the whole way through this track thinking "cool, something new from Derek Trucks"... And I kinda dislike Ray. Oh well, got shown up there.
 Ballzak wrote:
Stevie RayMontagne?

 
Agree, for some reason that's where my mind went. THe guitar progression I guess?
 jbunniii wrote:
It was OK until the vocals kicked in.

 
That is the most awesome Joe CockerMontagne that you are referring to.
Ray rocks.Great tune.
It was OK until the vocals kicked in.
 Ballzak wrote:
Stevie RayMontagne?

 
Hardly. I mean, it's a fun tune and all, but.....no. Not even close. I suggest you take another listen to pretty much any song on ANY Stevie Ray album made during his career.
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:

for me it's always been Joe-Ray  L' Bonomontagne
 

how true there rabbi, where ever you are, joe bonamassa is touring right now and I have tickets (yay) 175.00 for nose bleeds...that's ok. it would be awesome to see him team up with ray. cant believe no one's put that together yet.  specially after seeing bonamassa's  acoustic night at Vienna (on pbs that is).  what a combo that would be
 Foot wrote:
Great movie (Repo Man) by the way (produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees if you didn't know) w/ the excellent "TV Party Tonight" by Black Flag as theme song.  Has RP ever played it?

 
"Repo men are always intense!"

Poster for "Repo Man" movie

Great soundtrack to a great movie.

1. Repo Man - Iggy Pop2. TV Party - Black Flag3. Institutionalized - Suicidal Tendencies4. Coup D'Etat - The Circle Jerks5. El Clavo Y La Cruz - The Plugz6. Pablo Picasso - Burning Sensations7. Let's Have A War - Fear8. When The Shit Hits The Fan - The Circle Jerks9. Hombre Secreto (Secret Agent Man) - The Plugz10. Bad Man - Juicy Bananas11. Reel Ten - The Plugz

 
Certain people I know used to prank call innocents in the middle of the night and play choice cuts from this soundtrack. We're just going to have to hound Bill into playing something off of this disc.  
Nice.
Stevie RayMontagne?
Ray LaMontagne is something special.
 scoote wrote:
Man - that guy's got a good sound going there...
 
Yeah!
Man - that guy's got a good sound going there...
{#Lol}  {#Arrowd}  WTF??
 Stingray wrote:
If the mouse cannot go to the mountain,
the mouse
must either go to Mar(r)s,
or
Sir Montagne must be a mouse.

PS
Truth - no DADA!
 
Can I have the number of your dealer?


 Stingray wrote:
If the mouse cannot go to the mountain,
the mouse
must either go to Mar(r)s,
or
Sir Montagne must be a mouse.

PS
Truth - no DADA!
 

yeah, I know.  I was just...wait,...what?
 ThePoose wrote:
Who doesn't love Raycharles Lamontagne? (Yes, that is his name, not one of my silly plays on words.)
 
for me it's always been Joe-Ray  L' Bonomontagne
Freaky, just received in mail today Lamontagne's Till the Sun Turns Black, listened to it, and started to wonder whether his other albums are equally awesome.  Was looking on AllMusic and this comes on.

Pretty cool.
Like this one more than Beg Steal or Borrow.
Who doesn't love Raycharles Lamontagne? (Yes, that is his name, not one of my silly plays on words.)
Makes me want to play Feeling Alright by Joe Cocker again.
 Foot wrote:
Great movie (Repo Man) by the way (produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees if you didn't know) w/ the excellent "TV Party Tonight" by Black Flag as theme song.  Has RP ever played it?
 
No.
 
Let's go get sushi and not pay. 
 Stingray wrote:
If the mouse cannot go to the mountain,
the mouse
must either go to Mar(r)s,
or
Sir Montagne must be a mouse.

PS
Truth - no DADA!
 
The mind just boggles........

If the mouse cannot go to the mountain,
the mouse
must either go to Mar(r)s,
or
Sir Montagne must be a mouse.

PS
Truth - no DADA!
Dislike. Just can't get into this guy.
Joe Cocker meets the Allman Brothers.
Wow!  I think this is fantastic.  Never heard this ... If this (as is eluded to below) is not his best work ... I'm in for a treat.  Can't wait to hear more!
Decent song, but my least favorite from this album.
I think this is a very uninteresting track from ray's otherwise fantastic collection of songs.
This has a well placed tambourine track. Dig.
Every time I hear a song from LaMontagne's Pariah Dogs period, I keep wishing I had Bernie Taupin's "Last Stand in Open Country" with the Farm Dogs.  Gooood schtuff.
Great movie (Repo Man) by the way (produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees if you didn't know) w/ the excellent "TV Party Tonight" by Black Flag as theme song.  Has RP ever played it?
Ain't gonna be no repo man. No way!

(Good song.)
Dig.
 to_the_eleven wrote:
I said Gawwhd Dammmn the Repo Man{#Naughty}
 

{#Lol}
I said Gawwhd Dammmn the Repo Man{#Naughty}
Ray is maturing nicely.

 favrood wrote:

And who were they copying?  Eternal return of the same...
 
So if LaMontagne's stuff is "eternal return of the same", then he's not really risk taking, is he? You contradict yourself.

He's just apeing a few specific sounds and styles (Joni, Dylan, and Cocker), not creating his own.


Love this and love the CD. Love. Love.

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
 LowPhreak wrote:

So, you'd say it's "risk taking" to copy Joni, Dylan, and Cocker, ie. that which has been done 8000 times before? 
 
And who were they copying?  Eternal return of the same...
Rockin' Berkshire hillbillies! The little instrumental windup at the end is killer.
 Poacher wrote:
Dietrich wrote:
Not the best track on the album....but it's a GREAT album!  Wonder what his next will sound like?
 
 
adroc wrote:

No, it actually IS the best track on an otherwise sleepy album.
  
 Awwww. . . ying. . . yang
 
Ye I'll second that adroc... and there was me thinking they was all hip down in Brighton ...



Dietrich wrote:
Not the best track on the album....but it's a GREAT album!  Wonder what his next will sound like?
 
 
adroc wrote:

No, it actually IS the best track on an otherwise sleepy album.
  
 Awwww. . . ying. . . yang
 LowPhreak wrote:

So, you'd say it's "risk taking" to copy Joni, Dylan, and Cocker, ie. that which has been done 8000 times before? 
 
Really? Please.
And what is it that is so grand and original that you do my friend, other than be your unwarranted critical self? 
 Dietrich wrote:
Not the best track on the album....but it's a GREAT album!  Wonder what his next will sound like?
 
No, it actually IS the best track on an otherwise sleepy album.

Very nice!
{#Cool}
 sirdroseph wrote:
Ray is hit and miss with me. Oh man, this is a hit!{#Bananajam}8!
 
Me too. Me too. That's a tight band he's got there.

Ray is hit and miss with me. Oh man, this is a hit!{#Bananajam}8!

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Yesterday i watched the "show" the allocation of Music Awards, with the illusion (believer, I) from anyone watching something interesting. Lost time. Very "bright", great "makeup", very "sight of fire", very "glamorous-hollywodesc", (very similar to the production of the Oscars) and about the essence of music, little or nothing. The music industry associated with awards living in a closed circuit. A disappointing hassle. Probably i draw a personal perspective and not very tolerant. It is also true that artists, especially those new talent need to rely on these awards to encourage them and gain prestige and name (M.& Sons). Anyway, this "party" is more like the "Eurovision-Contest" in Europe. But because in the U.S. is worse.
I do not know and i think nobody knows the criteria and strategy for the selection of artists, but it is certainly the purest commercial interest of publishers and industry and the internal market first of all. Not missed until some "Hollywood film stars", swaying hips, and to prove to the snob interest of "being in the hollers" in "wave".
You can also ask why artists like Robert Zimmerman and ´Stone´Jagger lent themselves to brighten the festival ...
well, i know that mediocrity is not contagious, it is not for artists to have prejudices, or establish criteria or scale of values, it is up to the public. Furthermore they were paid to perform on stage. In addition, the organization sought to save and make it attractive a poor spectacle. If RP reflected (only) the criterion of the Awards, it was better to close or never existed. Thank God for RP is guided by other perspectives and values.
And, Ray, do not be disappointed because these ´people of awards´ do not deserve you. Ray La M. have the fact that one of the best musical albums produced in 2010! called "God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise", and that nobody can take away.




Not the best track on the album....but it's a GREAT album!  Wonder what his next will sound like?
I bought "Trouble" because I liked the title song here on RP. Didn't care for it too much.
I like this a lot more. Ray's coming around.

I'm not your reefer man?
WOW!!! A must buy for me.
 Mugro wrote:


I find that Ray LaMontagne is one of the few fresh faces in an otherwise unimpressive music industry these days. I don't like all of the directions he is going in, but I admire him for branching out and not putting out the same album over and over again. We don't see the kind of risk taking anymore that we saw with the Beatles and other artists who kept reinventing themselves in order to keep the genre evolving.
 
So, you'd say it's "risk taking" to copy Joni, Dylan, and Cocker, ie. that which has been done 8000 times before? 

Oldfashioned bull!

No way (with me)!

PS
Haaaate this wiskey-voice!
I just love this guy's voice!
 LowPhreak wrote:
Why doesn't this band try for their own "sound", instead of sounding like a clone of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Joe Cocker?
{#Rolleyes}
 

I find that Ray LaMontagne is one of the few fresh faces in an otherwise unimpressive music industry these days. I don't like all of the directions he is going in, but I admire him for branching out and not putting out the same album over and over again. We don't see the kind of risk taking anymore that we saw with the Beatles and other artists who kept reinventing themselves in order to keep the genre evolving.
 Cynaera wrote:
WOW.  I'm so glad to know that Ray LaMontagne has stopped sowing his wild oats in flower pots! 
 

HAHA, Bill just quoted your comment, how cool is that!!! {#High-five}
 LaMontagne refers to himself as a "very private person", and rarely gives interviews. He also usually does not interact much with the audience between songs during his live shows<22> and has been known to perform in the dark to avoid distracting bright lights and to separate himself from the audience because of his shy nature. LaMontagne doesn't make music videos because he is extremely critical of himself and believes music videos should be left for "beautiful people".<citation needed>
 Too bad he doesn't know he's a beautiful person!

Why doesn't this band try for their own "sound", instead of sounding like a clone of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Joe Cocker?
{#Rolleyes}
This CD is taking a lot of flak from the critics, but IMHO, it's as strong as I've heard from him—edgy, bluesy, cool.
Every day is too often. It's a one-line joke that wears thin after a short while.
Here's what's funny about the album name, to me.

I always heard,

"As God is my witness, come hell or high water, though the creeks may rise."

I love the entire album, but I think I like my oath better. 
8 > 9 
great late Friday afternoon groove... gets me in the mood...!
Heard him at the Gathering of the Vibes a couple times.  Growing on me.
definitely reminiscent of mr. cocker

Diggin' the funky Ray!
 moshevelvul wrote:
wow - Joe Cocker anyone???
 

I've read that his major influences were Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, and a couple others I don't recall.
 Cynaera wrote:
Bumping to a 9. This song has some pretty nasty bass guitar. If it was being piped over the sound-system in a bar or a club, I'd be dancing my assets off, with or without a partner. Goood stuff from the LaMan-tagne. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
Gotta agree with that. I'm bumping up to a nine too. Besides, I love the concept of the RepoMan!

-J-

 Rafter101 wrote:
Is this the new, edgy Ray?
 
I think it's the old, edgy Ray. The Ray without the slick production of his of-late collaborator Ethan Johns.

Is this the new, edgy Ray?
Bumping to a 9. This song has some pretty nasty bass guitar. If it was being piped over the sound-system in a bar or a club, I'd be dancing my assets off, with or without a partner. Goood stuff from the LaMan-tagne. {#Dancingbanana_2}
This song kicks some serious butt!!   Had me shakin ALL OVER  {#Dancingbanana}
wow - Joe Cocker anyone???
 socalhol wrote:
Mmmmnn, not so sure about this one....  I like "Beg, Steal or Borrow" much better.
 

I'm glad he ventures out but it does seem like he is out of his league on this one, much less his comfort zone. I do want to hear the rest of this album though.  Your fave and a few others are pretty good. I think he produced so apparently liked it better than other efforts.
 adroc wrote:

That's just what I was thinking while I listened to this 1st cut off the new album for the first time.  Then track #2 started and it was back to sleepy Ray.

 
I guess it takes a lot out of him to kick a song like this one.  I'm still loving this whole work by him. As shy and withdrawn as he is, this stint with Pariah Dogs might be stretching his boundaries. If so, I love it.  And I still love the "sleepy Ray" too...{#Sunny}
Mmmmnn, not so sure about this one....  I like "Beg, Steal or Borrow" much better.
Billy Joe McAlister. Tallahassee Bridge.
 a_genuine_find wrote:

 
Bud: Credit is a sacred trust, it's what our free society is founded on. Do you think they give a damn about their bills in Russia? I said, do you think they give a damn about their bills in Russia?

Otto: They don't pay bills in Russia, it's all free.

Bud: All free? Free my ass. What are you, a fuckin' commie? Huh?

Otto: No, I ain't no commie.

Bud: Well, you better not be. I don't want no commies in my car........... No Christians either.

Love it!
Best new song I've heard in a while.
I'll add my "8" to that!
I Like
 Cynaera wrote:
WOW.  I'm so glad to know that Ray LaMontagne has stopped sowing his wild oats in flower pots!  This is raucous, smooth, jazzy, and downright fun.  I think his stint with the Pariah Dogs is really good for him.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
That's just what I was thinking while I listened to this 1st cut off the new album for the first time.  Then track #2 started and it was back to sleepy Ray.

Very nice!!
Cacophonous.
Interesting. Not quite the slow soul groove I've come to expect from Ray.
I like this track. Need to hear more of the album please RP.
WOW.  I'm so glad to know that Ray LaMontagne has stopped sowing his wild oats in flower pots!  This is raucous, smooth, jazzy, and downright fun.  I think his stint with the Pariah Dogs is really good for him.  {#Dancingbanana_2}

 jagdriver wrote:
Hottest cut off of Ray's new CD, IMHO.
 
You beat me to it, couldn't agree more.  I was hoping there'd be more like this first track, but was a little disappointed.

Hottest cut off of Ray's new CD, IMHO.