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Album: Streetnoise
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5

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Total ratings: 357









Released: 1969
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Fog dangling thick
Can't see the right road, streets are sick
The eight day mill
It might grind slow but it grinds fine

Indian rope man, while looking on
Tells common clay he's heavenly born
Retired layman looks on in scorn
With a transplanted heart
Kiss him quick, he has to part, yeah, yeah

Indian rope man sees the times
Splitting loose the edge of minds
Catching losers in his line, in his line, yeah
Kiss him quick, he has to part, part, yeah, yeah

Indian rope man flexes his eye
Dissolving the fog, revealing the lie
Indian rope man holds my trick in his heart, yeah
Kiss him quick, he has to part, part, yeah, yeah

Indian rope man sees all strife
Cutting down eternal life
When his soul transcends his heart, oh
Kiss him quick, he has to part, yeah, yeah
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BANG YO HEAD
Lotsa squares in the comments...
Cher wasn't available?
 coloradojohn wrote:
Definitely a real rocker here! Fantastic Hammond playing, impassioned vocals, jamming rhythms... Thanks, RP, for this blast from Past!

 
Well now....I was rating this one after a first listen as a 6, it crept up to a 7 during the organ solo...and then when I logged in and saw it was released in 1969....well that's some early shit there and gets another +1 
Long Live RP!!
 ploba wrote:
off key and annoying and hell  STOP!!!!!!

 
This from someone who hasn't heard a Bob Dylan song that didn't deserve a 10?!?! 
Definitely a real rocker here! Fantastic Hammond playing, impassioned vocals, jamming rhythms... Thanks, RP, for this blast from Past!
Maybe not their best, but I liked them a lot in their day. There is much more and better of their work out there. They certainly had an express train quality.
Groovy. Literally and figuratively.

I really love Auger and have the complete LP discography through 1981's "Search Party" — all very musical and solid with good sound managing to get on the disc! .  'Indian Rope Man'  is an icon for The Trinity, but was redone in with his daughter Savannah Auger singing and is quite stunning— very different— on  the 2000 CD "Voices of Other Times," perhaps not the greatest album but still solid and musical!

The defining Oblivion Express album is surely "Closer To It;" if you haven't dug that out in a while, do it today! The tune 'Voices of other Times' is on that LP. His albums with Ligertwood on vocal are the gems, "Second Wind" is KILLER!

It's so easy for us to flip through the ol'  ellpee stax and comment glibly on a 40+ year career in music of somebody like Auger. Take a moment to be grateful for this amazing capability and this great musician. Such a wonderful thing it is!  "Aber die Musici,  Aber die Musici bleiben besteh'n."   ...You bet, baby! Oh, and thanks Radio Paradise.


I love the music that Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger and the Trinity did together. It exposed me to so much, being one of the very first "Jazz / Rock" bands in popular music.

"Streetnoise", their second album together, appeared as a double vinyl album and I wore it out. There are some terrific "cover" songs on this album and Auger is a Hammond B3 virtuoso.

I've tried to find a re release of this album over the last year, trying to order it here in Toronto to no avail. I even looked in the record shops in Soho in London U.K. when I was there this year ... no luck.

It's great that Radio Paradise appreciates this fine work of art and I'm surprised at some of the negative comments here. Check out some of the video clips on YouTube to observe Ms. Driscoll's stunning '60's look and voice and Mr. Auger's playing.

Cool ... as defined by the original Carnaby Street in London, now just a tourist location.

KRamm
Euphoria
Reminds me of the juke joint band in Star Wars(Return of the Jedi)
Maybe it's early punk
 versis wrote:
Great groove, but I can see why some people don't like the vocals so much.

 
i like the vocals quite a bit, 
Great groove, but I can see why some people don't like the vocals so much.
off key and annoying and hell  STOP!!!!!!
 skindy wrote:

Agreed. I'm OK if you leave this one in the vault for another couple of years, Bill! (And this from someone who loves almost EVERYTHING you play!)

 
This is a great album as was the very first one from Ms. Driscoll and Mr. Auger that contained their fine cover of Donovan's "Season Of The Witch". It's wonderful to hear a station like RP play this band who were WAY ahead of their time. Mr. Auger being a fine Hammond B3 player in the Jimmy Smith vein and Ms. Driscoll exposed a whole bunch of listeners to one of her biggest influences Nina Simone.

Like The Stones, Beatles, Who and The Kinks it surprisingly took the British to bring American music "back home". Applause to RP.
 JCJ wrote:
Awful. Her voice is like nails down a chalkboard
 
Agreed. I'm OK if you leave this one in the vault for another couple of years, Bill! (And this from someone who loves almost EVERYTHING you play!)
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Lord! I had to turn it down so i could focus.
 
GAH! Me too. Her voice is NOT doing it for me. {#Zip-lip}
SO FREAKIN' COOL    : )
Nice organ!

{#Bananajam} 
Auger is one of the few artists I have the 100% complete discography on vinyl. Well worth it! Everything he's done is solid, and his live performances have always been KILLER. at least in my experience. The man just RADIATES the B3! I highly recommend you to seek out the Oblivion Express albums- very fine fusion music from the rock side of the equation. Try "Closer To IT" and "Live Oblivion Volume 2" if you're interested.
 Old_Pat wrote:
Totally wore out my vinyl LP!

  That's why I keep DOUBLES of my critical Auger discs!




Totally wore out my vinyl LP!
4.5? I really don't understand. . . 
Gosh, I remember I saw them live when I was 16 and was quite impressed {#Mrgreen} 
Nice to hear them again :)
All time favourite —> 10!!!
There are a lot better Brian Auger pieces you could be playing. At least one of them is already in the library.
 justlistening wrote:
groovy, but dated I guess. Deserves a little higher rating, but I feel like I should be watching a bad 70's action flick listening to this.
 
Agreed, it has not aged well.
 A1
 Jelani wrote:
I can't understand why so many people are hating on this.
I think it's movin' and groovin'!

 
It is definitely movin and a groovin.....always liked Brian Auger. But of course I'm 62 yrs old. I guess if it doesn't have power chords some people don't get it :^ /
Reminds me of Janis Joplin.
Really got it goin' on.
This is a great song, but her voice is just not quite up to the task.
I`m always discovering great new music on this station!
I dig it. I like when RP mixes it up.
Should have left this Streetnoise out in the street and not on RP.
I can't understand why so many people are hating on this.
I think it's movin' and groovin'!
trinity
Loonytunas wrote:
Artist: Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger < more from this artist > Song: Indian Ropeman Save me from the agony!
Agreed. I remember seeing them way back when as the Brian Auger Trinity, and also with a makeshift band called Steam Packet (anyone else remember that one?) It was basically the Trinity along with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, and a couple of other 'names' I forget now. Those were the days......
That's some dreadful vocals. At least the cover art is hoot.
did bob marley make 'african herbsman' from this? the rest of the lyrics are more or less identical....
Lord! I had to turn it down so i could focus.
groovy, but dated I guess. Deserves a little higher rating, but I feel like I should be watching a bad 70's action flick listening to this.
Very groovy :meditate:
I loved them way-back-when. I'm not sure about now.
holy crap! I thought we buried this one
i think it's great! i mean in an austin powers sort of way.
Artist: Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger < more from this artist > Song: Indian Ropeman Save me from the agony!
Shesdifferent wrote:
Is it over yet?
nearly.... its gone down 2 points since it started!
Is it over yet?
what the hell is this?
More Brian Auger any time! :music:
This is all kinds of Kansas-grade suck. :cry:
Originally Posted by danaz99: Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll! Holy mackeral! I don't think I've heard this pair since I was about 17 -- and that was a LONG time ago! Thanks, Bill!! :clap:
No kidding! What a plumb...
Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll! Holy mackeral! I don\'t think I\'ve heard this pair since I was about 17 -- and that was a LONG time ago! Thanks, Bill!! :clap:
More Brian Auger please. Thank you. :clap:
Pay no attention to the naysayers. Play Jools any time you like.
Awful. Her voice is like nails down a chalkboard