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Catherine Wheel — Eat My Dust
Album: Happy Days
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Released: 1995
Length: 7:37
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I think I have the best of me
Inside my head
No one else competes with me
I think I'm great
Got spirit tucked away inside

I know the ghosts of angel notes to kiss
Everything I sing is part of this
Got honey brushed across my lips

I know, I know, I know, I know

If you can call this luck
If you can call this luck
If you can miss this much

Eat my dust you insensitive fuck
Eat my dust you insensitive fuck
Eat my dust
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I'll stick with Black Metallic. 
 
Bill Withers thinks it needs a few more "I Know" verses thrown in there.
 bc wrote:

Wow.
This got my attention.  How's the rest of their stuff?  

Bill, can you play another one off this album? 

PS.  Yes, I hear The The in this harmonica, too... 

 
Simply awesome... One of the many fantastic introductions by Bill to my sheltered little African existence. {#Notworthy}
Ugh. this is just noisy noise.
 Jota wrote:
Pale imitation of Talk Talk.

 
{#Rolleyes}
Pale imitation of Talk Talk.
Well, I think one Talk Talk is more than enough. 
 joempie wrote:

Never mind. I found this below, which explains it all:

"Well spotted. The man responsible for that brilliant harmonica sound is Mark Feltham, who indeed appeared on the Talk Talk albums Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. He has worked with lots of artists, such as Oasis, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Deacon Blue, Texas, The Christians, Texas, The The, Rory Gallagher, Dido, Joe Cocker and The Everly Brothers. No one produces a finer souding harmonica, as far as I'm concerned." 

 
Thanks, informative! {#Mrgreen}
 joempie wrote:

Never mind. I found this below, which explains it all:

"Well spotted. The man responsible for that brilliant harmonica sound is Mark Feltham, who indeed appeared on the Talk Talk albums Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. He has worked with lots of artists, such as Oasis, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Deacon Blue, Texas, The Christians, Texas, The The, Rory Gallagher, Dido, Joe Cocker and The Everly Brothers. No one produces a finer souding harmonica, as far as I'm concerned." 

 
Thanks for informing the audience {#Clap}
 ddog wrote:
Sounds too much like Talk Talk

 
Big fan of Talk Talk and like everything of CW that RP plays, but nope, this does not remind me of Talk Talk. 

EDIT:  It is the harmonica....   OK I hear the 'connection' but still think of CW as very different.
Sounds too much like Talk Talk
Big Catherine Wheel fan going back in the early 90s. Saw them in '92. This one made it on to many mix tapes for friends. First time hearing it on RP! More CW please!
 joempie wrote:
Would have sworn this to be late Talk Talk, if it wasn't for the voice...

 
Never mind. I found this below, which explains it all:

"Well spotted. The man responsible for that brilliant harmonica sound is Mark Feltham, who indeed appeared on the Talk Talk albums Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. He has worked with lots of artists, such as Oasis, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Deacon Blue, Texas, The Christians, Texas, The The, Rory Gallagher, Dido, Joe Cocker and The Everly Brothers. No one produces a finer souding harmonica, as far as I'm concerned." 
:-) i think it was produced by Tim Friese-Greene who worked much with TalkTalk
Would have sworn this to be late Talk Talk, if it wasn't for the voice...
wayback...
 
 boober wrote:
sounds like Madrudaga(but obviously this came first)

 
more like Talk Talk
Much better than Dave Brubeck, thank you Bill!
Aimless cacophony. 
reed horn be hot hot hot
I liked it.  So there.
..starts out promising but goes on a wee bit...
 Baby_M wrote:
If you're not really paying attention, it sounds like "Eat my dog you insensitive frog."

Didn't know frogs could do that.

 
                                                                             ^
This ---------------------------------------------------l

Doesn't matter how carefully I listen now, it will always be the insensitive frogs..
sounds like Madrudaga(but obviously this came first)
I rather liked that.
 bc wrote:

Wow.
This got my attention.  How's the rest of their stuff?  

Bill, can you play another one off this album? 

PS.  Yes, I hear The The in this harmonica, too... 
 
Actually, better than this one.



Eat my Hudson Hornet dust...





I got up from what I was doing just to log in and type "that was awful."  Now all the cats in my neighborhood won't stop wailing.
Moody, as they say...{#Ask} I have to say, that harmonica grew on me...{#Cowboy}

blech. much ego, no grace. awkward. whiny.

Wow.
This got my attention.  How's the rest of their stuff?  

Bill, can you play another one off this album? 

PS.  Yes, I hear The The in this harmonica, too... 
If you're not really paying attention, it sounds like "Eat my dog you insensitive frog."

Didn't know frogs could do that.
this sounds like a combination of alan parsons/supertramp to me. except with an echo.

{#Yes} LowPhreak wrote:
I listened. Then liked it.
 


I listened. Then liked it.
I turned it up.  Bad sign.
 admissiblecycle wrote:
this song has the same effect as nails scratching on a blackboard! argh!
 
I second that.  

If Alan Rickman sang...he'd sound like this guy. {#Think}

And in real life this is the kinda guy that be all shy and quiet until he'd go postal on you.
 Jelani wrote:
eat my ducks?
 

Eat my dust, you insensitive schmuck!

 

"Eat my Dust you insensitive fuck" - lyrics are genius


 mandolin wrote:
...i thought this was talk talk!..very cool song, regardless...
 
I know....sounds like something off Spirit of Eden.

Liking this much
amazing harmonica
H   A   R   P
...i thought this was talk talk!..very cool song, regardless...

Awesome song, great CD!

eat my ducks?
 admissiblecycle wrote:
this song has the same effect as nails scratching on a blackboard! argh!
 
This song was meant for your ilk.

Catherine Wheel

Graham Parker

The THE

The three most underrated bands on Planet Rock!

Great song this!

======================

PS:
2 minutes later! I just read back and saw two other critics mention
The THE in context of this song. Amazing - same history?!!

this song has the same effect as nails scratching on a blackboard! argh!
Why do people inflict this kind of cacophony upon themselves? Must be karmic debt, childhood shame or hearing impairment.

I like the song. And I like the title (not the truncated version shown here)!
8 -> 9
I can play harmonica like that LOL.
 cheese666 wrote:


Well spotted. The man responsible for that brilliant harmonica sound is Mark Feltham, who indeed appeared on the Talk Talk albums Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. He has worked with lots of artists, such as Oasis, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Deacon Blue, Texas, The Christians, Texas, The The, Rory Gallagher, Dido, Joe Cocker and The Everly Brothers. No one produces a finer souding harmonica, as far as I'm concerned.
 
Wow, thanks for the info!  I used to have this album—I imagine it's still in storage somewhere. Nice tune for sure.  The The also did some harmonica stuff at the same time—was a brief but cool trend in alternative music. {#Music}
Mark Feltham His Bio.
The dude can play that harmonica... Awesome!

 carbonatom wrote:
Outstanding
Harmonica reminds me of a Talk Talk track...
 

Well spotted. The man responsible for that brilliant harmonica sound is Mark Feltham, who indeed appeared on the Talk Talk albums Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. He has worked with lots of artists, such as Oasis, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Deacon Blue, Texas, The Christians, Texas, The The, Rory Gallagher, Dido, Joe Cocker and The Everly Brothers. No one produces a finer souding harmonica, as far as I'm concerned.
 xkolibuul wrote:
Somebody been spiking your tofu, Capt. The two songs are not even remotely comparable.
 

same producer I seem to recall
This song is annoying the crap out of me. {#Evil}

Snoozer.
nigelr wrote:
nice album art.........every picture tells a story!
By Storm Thorgerson, the man responsible for almost every Pink Floyd album cover.
Catherine Wheel pops the clutch and tells the world, "Eat my dust!" (click here)
nice album art.........every picture tells a story!
I hear 'The The'..... :think:
Can't remember the duck track?
Eat my duck you insensitive fuck?
Outstanding :dancingbanana: Harmonica reminds me of a Talk Talk track...
Sounds good to me--love that harp. (Or "saxophone," as the case may be.)
Actually, I appreciate the ironic incongruity. . . it awakens and connects different parts of my brain which seem to have never met before. . . :meditate:
Somebody been spiking your tofu, Capt. The two songs are not even remotely comparable. CaptTofu wrote:
Wow, This is right out of Talk Talk "Spirit of Eden"!
Adolescent, at best.
horstman wrote:
It's okay to be miserable without being insufferable and insulting.
If I wasn't insufferable and insulting, I'd have no personality whatsoever!
Art_Carnage wrote:
Lyrics and music are utterly incongruous.
And the problem is? The counterpoint of the lyrics and music serves to make it more intriguing. As another example, Steely Dan uses some devious lyrics with often sunny melodies; the juxtaposition works.
mattc296 wrote:
Eat my 6 for the harmonica on overdrive.
This is unintentionally extra clever. To eat one's six, in aeronautical terms, flyboy terms, is to eat one's ass.
"The saxaphone at the end of the song is the only thing that saves it." What about the bagpipes and the 23 marching girls? Didn't you think they worked?
CaptTofu wrote:
Wow, This is right out of Talk Talk "Spirit of Eden"!
Also produced by Tim Friese-Greene. That doesn't save it, though.
horstman wrote:
.... The saxaphone at the end of the song is the only thing that saves it.
saxaphone? not only did you spell it wrong, it's not even what you're hearing. but your obviously informed opinion is duly noted...
Wow, This is right out of Talk Talk "Spirit of Eden"!
Eat my 6 for the harmonica on overdrive.
savoyard wrote:
sounds like Elbow to me....
That's what I thought. But downerer.
I really like Catherine Wheel and their dark, brooding musical style. But this song really is off their mark from both a creative (lack thereof) and intellectual level. The statement/intent of the song is weak and over dramatized. The saxaphone at the end of the song is the only thing that saves it. It's okay to be miserable without being insufferable and insulting. Solid 2. :frown:
pescivendolo wrote:
I think it's growing on me. Hmm.
CW has a strong tendency that way.
a good segue might be freddy king's version of dust my broom... :guitarist:
I'm jumping out my office window in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
sounds like Elbow to me....
Love that harp. Is that typical of the band? I don't know 'em. . . .
Definite echoes of Talk Talk (for reasons I'm sure everyone here is too knowledgeable for me to have to say).
pescivendolo wrote:
I think it's growing on me. Hmm.
Yep. With a touch of Genesis.
I think it's growing on me. Hmm.
My. What a potty mouth. Sounds like junior high all over again. I'm glad I out-grew the lack of vocabulary. :hand: And there are much better songs on this disc.
Lyrics and music are utterly incongruous.
Someone may have already noted this, but I can't find the lyrics online anywhere. All sites say they were removed at the artists' request.
I just realized the album cover is a baby crib from a weird perspective; I thought it was some sort of platform supported by colorful bungees.
xkolibuul wrote:
??!! Is a little clarity and at least the bare hint of eloquence too much to ask for in comments? This song is far better than the posts reflect.
Hilarious.
jah_blessed wrote:
OK, I've had it with this crap! :puke: Eat my 1 you insensitive ****!
Really, don't hold back. Let us know how you feel.
i like it to ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Uh, those are the lyrics: "eat my dust you insensitive fuck".
yes brilliant
one of the loudest concerts ever! I was dreading hearing them play "Black Metallic" since it's the only song they really got airplay on, or should I say overplayed... ...needless to say, it was one of the best 20 minute free jams ever!!! :whistle:
Really diggin' this right now!
Beastie wrote:
Hauntingly brilliant. Cracking harmonica, too!
Like the harp; then check out Mind Bomb by The The or perhaps Laughing stock or Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk. Mark Feltham is the musician.
Hauntingly brilliant. Cracking harmonica, too!
This has a Ron Howard theme to it. Eat My Dust was the first movie he directed. They ought to have a song on this CD called Sit on It.
Bat wrote:
Is this Julian Cope singing?
No, his name is Rob Dickinson.
your playlist today is kicking major ass.
Is this Julian Cope singing?
Nice.
Goes on about 5 minutes too long.
I like everything I hear from these guys.....perfect melancholy song for late night Sunday.
you're on a roll tonight, love it!
:puke:
OK, I've had it with this crap! :puke: Eat my 1 you insensitive ****!
xkolibuul wrote:
??!! Is a little clarity and at least the bare hint of eloquence too much to ask for in comments? This song is far better than the posts reflect.
Uh, those are the lyrics: "eat my dust you insensitive fuck".
??!! Is a little clarity and at least the bare hint of eloquence too much to ask for in comments? This song is far better than the posts reflect. tim_ontario wrote:
Eat by dusk you insensitive fuc*ks
stubbsz wrote:
My god I miss Talk Talk.
I came to see if anyone thought the same.
Eat by dusk you insensitive fuc*ks
never heard before, but I like it. The cover art makes me like it more. It sounds more like old pink floyd than coldplay. :good-vibes:
The original Coldplay?
The first soft song I've heard overusing the F word since R.E.M.'s Star me Kitten
I happen to like this song... so, if you don't like it, STFU already. Something else will be on soon... :nyah:
I have to disagree with some of you about this song. I kind of like it. Of course, it pales in comparison to "Waydown" on this same album, but as an RP "beggar" I cannot be a "chooser".