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Underworld — Trim
Album: A Hundred Days Off
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 914









Released: 2002
Length: 3:06
Plays (last 30 days): 2
He-he-heat in your skin
Pull up a chair and unwind
Dog we don't share
The taxi left us behind
Silhouette of a psychic reader in the market
And the straw wrapped around a bottle to take home
Barbeque chicken oil in a drum, double strong rum
Here comes the horn you call for
Woman in a box with her head in her box
Speaks french when spoken like a tourist french
Hey classic Coca-Cola in a can when you wanna cool down

Heat, she move up the street in waves
Sugar, sugar, clear your mind leave it all behind
Get in the boat and float
Join in on a high spot and ride, ride
Put on some smile
Stay for a while

Heat, she move up the street in waves
Sugar, sugar, clear your mind leave it all behind
Get in the boat and float
Join in on a high spot and ride, ride
Put on some smile
Stay for a while
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4am 3rd bottle of Chard lyrics; where's that guitar? Ramp up the Acoustica drum machine. We got a single!
 ziggytrix wrote:


*not autotune
 

Was (Not Was) ?
 lizardking wrote:
great tune despite the use of auto-tune ;-)
 

*not autotune
Liked Underworld for a long long time.
Feeling a bit of a J.J. Cale vibe there.  Very nice.
 nostradamuszen wrote:

Yep, a snare would do that for you nicely. Although if you had a shoe to hand, and some wet gravel, about half an inch in diameter, you could probably make the same effect. :-D

 
...MAYBE it was the 'in-between' snare hits OP was referring to...nonetheless, great tune despite it sounding like they used auto-tune ;-)
 
Always a nice surprise to hear Underworld, especially on RP..... more please!
(I had a laugh at FRP's location: douchland....)

FRP wrote:
What a nice surprise to hear Underworld here at RP ... more please!

 


Haven't heard this in awhile, and I just upped it from an 8 to a 9. Nice!
 oldsaxon wrote:

I think that's called a "snare drum" Maybe I missed something.

 
Yep, a snare would do that for you nicely. Although if you had a shoe to hand, and some wet gravel, about half an inch in diameter, you could probably make the same effect. :-D
 Huey wrote:
Bumping to an 8....liking this more 

 
I am, as well.  Underworld is under heard gem in my musical world.
Bumping to an 8....liking this more 
Not bad, but different to their early stuff!
What a nice surprise to hear Underworld here at RP ... more please!
 rudden1 wrote:
I liked the song but what was that annoying instrument every other second or so? sounded like a wet shoe and was distracting as heck!


 
I think that's called a "snare drum" Maybe I missed something.

10


 Jörg_Asmussen wrote:
... and Underworld used to be Freur ... way back. Quite some transformation.
 
Whoa!  I am a HUGE fan of Underworld and I never knew!  I have always loved "Doot Doot" and even the early Underworld "Underneath the Radar".  Dubnobasswithmyheadman remains my all time favorite (esp Cowgirl).  I was so totally happy they got some play during the London Olympics opening ceremony.  Guess Danny Boyle is a fan too!  He had them on his Trainspotting soundtrack way back when.

NEXT 10!


I guess I wasn't in the mood for this last time I heard it, because I had it at a 5.  For some reason this morning it really caught me and now it's an 8.  Nice groove. :)
... and Underworld used to be Freur ... way back. Quite some transformation.

https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=songinfo&song_id=32939 
I liked the song but what was that annoying instrument every other second or so? sounded like a wet shoe and was distracting as heck!

does jj cale know about this?
Bill, you're reading my mind today! Most excellent. Thank you!
 midreaming wrote:

cool. down low and chilly


 
Yeah, I like it as well. 7.

actually, any singer who does that electronic thing to their voice gets a great big fat fail
I actually like this, reminds me of Ian Brown.
 revsully wrote:
Whoever invented that icky vocal effect needs a punch in the throat.
 
you got that right -yuck

I gave it a decent, but my parakeet loves it!
 revsully wrote:
Whoever invented that icky vocal effect needs a punch in the throat.
 
{#Lol}

 pugifat wrote:
Why am i thinking that this guy deserves someone like Fever Ray?
 
{#High-five} A match made in...the Underworld?

Fun with d-minor and an auto tuner!
Why am i thinking that this guy deserves someone like Fever Ray?
Yeah! Love hearing Underworld on RP! Maybe something from Beaucoup Fish or one of the earlier albums next time? :) 

cool. down low and chilly


 andrewimft wrote:
I like the banjo and guitar, the synth is ok but the drum machine was a bad idea. Get a drummer, please, it would improve the tune greatly. Sounds amateurishly sloppy and repetitively irritating with that cruddy drum machine setting. Makes me yearn for New Order or Yaz or Erasure, at least they know how to use drum machines properly.
 
Haha, you are honestly comparing that drum programming to Underworld's?  You must be new..

Wow... I just came here to add a comment about the icky vocal effect... and I see I already did it. Still feelin' the same way.
 revsully wrote:
Whoever invented that icky vocal effect needs a punch in the throat.
 
{#Yes}


Whoever invented that icky vocal effect needs a punch in the throat.
I like the banjo and guitar, the synth is ok but the drum machine was a bad idea. Get a drummer, please, it would improve the tune greatly. Sounds amateurishly sloppy and repetitively irritating with that cruddy drum machine setting. Makes me yearn for New Order or Yaz or Erasure, at least they know how to use drum machines properly.
Does noboy get the subtle changes ere? The synth that comes in gradualy mixes so well with the tone of his singing.. makes the heart warm... And as for this being an Ad for Coca Cola... jnhashmi wrote:
It's interesting that they can say "Classic Coca Cola" and no one seems to mind, but if (insert hated teen singer of the moment here) said "Classic Coca Cola" in a song everyone would cry "sellout!" But because this song sounds like it does, somehow it's ok. Not for me - I don't want to hear ads in my songs and this is an ad, same as any (insert hated teen singer of the moment here) song. Cool doesn't make it ok.
The method used by Karl Hyde when writing his lyrics, is not based on anything but the result of his random brain functions it seems, and it would be pretty much impossible for anyone to try and succesfuly work out why he sings some things.. his lyrics are often completely incoherent (as in much of this song) and the result of his everyday life (much like his photography) furthermore, he was at that time a brand spanking new recovering alcoholic and when you consider lyrics like "lager lager lager lager lager" (Born slippy) to "Oh classic Coca-cola in a can when you wanna go down" its plainly obvious this isnt an Ad..its his new life but really its impossible to know...its not an ad.. give underworld some credit!
Ohhhh noooooo!
It's interesting that they can say "Classic Coca Cola" and no one seems to mind, but if (insert hated teen singer of the moment here) said "Classic Coca Cola" in a song everyone would cry "sellout!" But because this song sounds like it does, somehow it's ok. Not for me - I don't want to hear ads in my songs and this is an ad, same as any (insert hated teen singer of the moment here) song. Cool doesn't make it ok.
Sorry dude, can't help you here. Drum loop or no drum loop, anything by Jose G. gets at least an 8 from me... Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
every time that drum loop repeats, i smash my face with a skillet. It's getting very, very painful...
kinda cool. I'm in the mood
ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz
ooohhh nooooo, mister biiillll
Not one mention of Jose? He may very well be our generations Nick Drake (well, maybe not Nick Drake, but the closest we're gonna get today)
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
every time that drum loop repeats, i smash my face with a skillet. It's getting very, very painful...
I guess some people get it, and some don't. To me, the whole song is trying to sound distant and disconnected, not unlike Beck. It's a style that I used to find difficult to listen to, but now I get it. Yeah...the drum loop is pretty obvious but it fits with the overall abstract mood. This is not something that is easily done in a studio. TAKE NOTE: That any song near or above 7.0 is a pretty good song according to the RP audience. At the time of this writing, this one is sitting at 6.9--So there!
love this--something about the insistent beat that makes me groove. :music: :dancingbanana_2:
every time that drum loop repeats, i smash my face with a skillet. It's getting very, very painful...
shmooooovvvv; 8 :arrow: 9
...so...sick of...hearing this song...
Mangoman wrote:
Cool, but suffers from poor engineering. The obvious loops/samples diffuse the emotion.
Hahahaha.. underworld and "poor engineering" .. it's all by design.
Michael Penn, The Charlatans, Underworld....oh I get it :doh: YawnFest '06
Joyfulchristine wrote:
I have no clue what they're singing about, but I really like it and I love how they say "shooger, shooger." :)
And I love how they say "Classic Coca-Cola in a Can".
Quick, somebody wake up the singer!
Trim it from the playlist.
obercool! :notworthy:
I assume you mean from Arrested Development. :ask: Gimme that banana shack groove thang! Pilgrim301 wrote:
the bass line and drum beat is identical to a George Michael song ...
GOOD STUFF!!! :bounce: :bounce:
I never tire of the strong beat in this track. It's ace when the volume is cranked quite a bit up :jump:
Cool, but suffers from poor engineering. The obvious loops/samples diffuse the emotion.
Many thanks to RP for helping me "find" Underworld. A very enjoyable album. Excellent tune.
Normally I'd be upset at an Underworld song off of "A Hundred Days Off", but this is one of the few exceptions. Cool stuff. Very trim, indeed. Massive Attack and Underworld, back to back? This takes me back to the mix tapes I used to make in 1996!
Why do I *always* think this is the Moody Blues whenever I hear it? (That's not a bad thing, BTW, I like this song.)
love the vocals, like a blanket of fog over over the coastal waters, yum.
thank you soooo much for playing underworld.
stubbsz wrote:
Listened to it, rated it: 4 Don't know what you all see it in. Any song with someone singing through tubing* is gonna suck a little. * that's what it sounds like to me.
Well, what I see in it, or hear in it, is a great beat, subtle phrasing, a great little repetitive guitar riff, cool lyrics and wonderful synth percussion. I like the distortion in the voice. I gave it a 10. I always feel good when I hear it.
stubbsz wrote:
Wow everyone seems to like it. At least that's the gist from the coments. It was really bugging me. I will refrain from rating it til I've heard it a few times. I've been wrong before.
Listened to it, rated it: 4 Don't know what you all see it in. Any song with someone singing through tubing* is gonna suck a little. * that's what it sounds like to me.
the_circe wrote:
same thing would prolly happen if i re-watched Xanadu. hehe.
One of the local theaters had a showing of Xanadu a month or two ago.. I got together a bunch of folks (12, I think?) to go see it en masse. We rocked. We rolled. It's truly an over-the-top, amazing thing. It turns out I really love two of the songs, too..."Dancin' Round and Round" and "Whenever You're Away From Me." I actually got home around midnight that night and immediately ordered the CD from Amazon. Am I banned from RP now?
Haven't heard this in a while.... man, still lovin' it - love the groove!
This song grows on ya. :)
This song cracks me up!
:clap: These guys are the best. Nobody could strut like Freddy
...Dot? Are you still out there? I miss your witty banter!
This seems comparable to JJ Cale from half a lifetime ago, but not quite as creative.
johkir wrote:
Actually, 'Underneath The Radar' was their first album, back in '88, not that its anything like this.
i bought the cassette tape of 'radar' in '88.... i really dug it, course i was 16. so i thought that i would pick up the CD last year to rekindle all those great feelings i had about it back then. didn't happen. same thing would prolly happen if i re-watched Xanadu. hehe.
lotus_65 wrote:
(pimp) My kinda stuff. 8)
Moi aussi.
(pimp) My kinda stuff. 8)
Hm, I like it! Given the other comments, I'll buy the CD. I recommend Second Toughest for the Infants, which I like from beginning to end. The first track has four movements linked by great transitions, and if you dig up the live version, it's different and no less great. Good catch by johkir on Underworld's first album; I vaguely recall it as a clone of INXS.
The back beat draws you in and takes two-stepping to the next level :jump:
Underworld=Genius!
the undercurrent bass sounds like George Michael's Hand to Mouth. I think that's the name of the song. Definitely George, though. Sad to think I know this sooooo well.
Not sure I get the high rating. Sounds like an entry at a high-school talent show to me. The drum-machine beat might make for some good dancing but my computer can kick that out. Maybe that's why I don't like it - some music only translates well if your dancing to it and don't have to pay close attention to it's substance (or lack there-of)
Patrick wrote:
Ooma gooma. :2dancingbananas:
What's the banana in back doing to the one in front?
RichardPrins wrote:
Try some tracks from the first 3 albums...
agreed. I dig these new tracks a lot, but they barely hold their own in comparison to the earlier Underworld stuff.
Love this song.... Goovacious! :bananabanger:
Try some tracks from the first 3 albums...
I've heard this song plenty of times... unfortunately I can't get past the vocals -- just sounds poor to me. :roll:
anamacha wrote:
good song ... I liked it at first but now am getting slightly tired of it. Oh well ... :rolleyes:
How can you EVER get tired of this song! I LOVE this song - and Classic Coca-Cola. :2dancingbananas: :dancingbanana: :2dancingbananas:
good song ... I liked it at first but now am getting slightly tired of it. Oh well ... :roll:
very mellow...yet cool sound. like the part about BBQ chicken.... :cool:
Ooma gooma.
I have no clue what they\'re singing about, but I really like it and I love how they say \"shooger, shooger.\" :)
smmmmmooooovvvvvvvveee :bounce:
catchy. i like it.
I highly recommend their first album, "dubnobasswithmyheadman".
Actually, 'Underneath The Radar' was their first album, back in '88, not that its anything like this.
sounds _more_ like Beta band to me :p
Wow everyone seems to like it. At least that\'s the gist from the coments. It was really bugging me. I will refrain from rating it til I\'ve heard it a few times. I\'ve been wrong before.
This is a real sweetie... :wave:
another Underworld song sounding good to me
This is the BEST song I have heard yet on RP. :clap: :bounce:
(pimp) :bounce:
:bounce: Sounds a little like Radiohead
Only song I\'ve ever heard making explicit mention of BBQ chicken. :cool:
Originally Posted by Platypus: definitely a killer album. but get "beaucoup fish" first.
I highly recommend their first album, "dubnobasswithmyheadman". It stayed in my CD rotation for over a year. Second lp "second toughest of the infants" is fairly good too.
Originally Posted by Roach: Oooo, I like this. Reminds me, I need to work more JJ Cale into my home rotation... :clap:
Yes exactly! :clap:
Originally Posted by Leslie: Reminds me a little of Val Davis. :cool:
I agree . . . I think it's the doubled vocal tracks that help create the similarity. :clap:
The more I hear this song, the more I enjoy it... the beat is infectious...
the bass line and drum beat is identical to a George Michael song ...
Reminds me a little of Val Davis. :cool:
Well, at this hour it usually does...
Really like it ;)
Oooo, I like this. Reminds me, I need to work more JJ Cale into my home rotation... :clap:
pretty darn cool :)
I\'m like.. hey.. who\'s the artist.. a quick \"ALT+T\" opens the browser, and I am rewarded to see Underworld.. so then the brain goes.. damn.. more that I never knew they did.. but THEN my eyes see the \"A 100 Days Off\" cd album title and the mind goes.. whew.. ok.. so that\'s why I didn\'t know.. AND THEN the brain goes DAMN! Another cd to pick up! ARGGG!!! :D
Originally Posted by jgarcia: Great song.. Anyone have any thoughts as to whether the album is "worthy" of purchase ??
definitely a killer album. but get "beaucoup fish" first.
Great song.. Anyone have any thoughts as to whether the album is \"worthy\" of purchase ??
Originally Posted by Platypus: so glad that RP has taken to Underworld! I would love to hear ANYTHING off of their previous album Beaucoup Fish - its not quite as poppy as the new disc, but... well, no buts, that makes it better. :p
i agree. more Underworld in the world of Paradise. :cool:
so glad that RP has taken to Underworld! I would love to hear ANYTHING off of their previous album Beaucoup Fish - its not quite as poppy as the new disc, but... well, no buts, that makes it better. :p