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Ima Robot — Let's Talk Turkey
Album: Ima Robot
Avg rating:
5.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 366









Released: 2003
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
life? a reaction to emptiness.
time? continues for the boogey man.
just give me one chance to feature you in sunshine
and we could both dance the offence wall away

hello, hello
losing concentration
losing motivation
losing ground
so low, so low
don't like moderation
stop the conversation
are you down?

love? a reaction to some soft skin
what about trust? i've seen it here and there
just give me some girls
be careful what you wish for
now take me out
ooh honey, let's go dancing

hello, hello
losing concentration
losing motivation
losing ground
so low, so low
don't like moderation
stop the conversation
are you down?

hello, hello
losing concentration
losing motivation
losing ground
so low, so low
don't like moderation
stop the conversation
are you down?

hello, hello
losing concentration
losing motivation
losing ground
so low, so low
don't like moderation
stop the conversation
are you down?

are you down?

don't stop wasting people's time.
Comments (75)add comment
 Darlington wrote:
Isn't the lead singer of the band the same guy that fronts Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's now?
 
Yes - Alex Ebert aka Edward Sharpe.
Don't like the song but you got to love the title. :-)
 amyjpr wrote:
it's like it's 1982 all over again...
 
What I was thinking.
Never heard this one before.  I like it - it makes me want to dance on a tabletop... {#Dancingbanana}
it's like it's 1982 all over again...
 felam wrote:
How could you not like this little catchy tune?
 
Easily.

Isn't the lead singer of the band the same guy that fronts Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's now?
Been too long since I've heard this one... thanks!
Holy crap, my friend is the bass player for this band. What a pleasant surprise. For their heavier side, check out "Here Come the Bombs" to experience a nuclear powered freight train with no brakes.
Bill, thanks for dusting this one off. Nice to hear again. 
 JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:


When Geddy Lee first read your comment, he thought you were Steve Perry
 

ha ha ha ha yeah i thought geddy lee first - for bout one sec cause I am a rush freak so i knew it was NOT possible - ha ha ha ha on the comments!
Ima Robot, Phil McCrackin! :wink:
morgsy67 wrote:
This guy sound like that guy that sings for Ima Robot
Good call.
handyrae wrote:
Reminds me of less manic Devo.
.. which is not a good thing
Up next, on our "top ten bands that are worse than 80's pop" list...
I hear a bit of Gary Numan/Tubeway Army influence here. Shame it slides into pop oblivion though...
Reminds me of less manic Devo.
Sounds like a Missing Persons tune with a male vocalist.
How could you not like this little catchy tune? :dance:
Me like the bassline.
"Love - A reaction to some soft skin " caught my attention for sure...
Yes! I love this album. Thanks, Bill!
crushedvelvet wrote:
Muted. Good band name & lyrics, 'tho. Just a pity about the sound. Rating: 1. Let's blow it off the playlist, fellow raters!
I gave it a 10, just for this comment.
This guy sound like that guy that sings for Ima Robot
Wow. Been a long time since I heard this one here!
Muted. Good band name & lyrics, 'tho. Just a pity about the sound. Rating: 1. Let's blow it off the playlist, fellow raters!
Odd...
Turkey Turkey Turkey.....Talk It......I Simply love that song title.....the song itself is alright...
bleck
Just gimme some girls, be careful what you ask for :ask: Ima :jump: Let's talk Turkey!
Not my favorite song -- or band -- but it does -- and they do -- always catch my attention when played. And not in a bad way, either. That's got to count for something.
8)
Hafta "Mmmmmmm....turkey!........Aurghhhhhhhh!!!"
digger wrote:
When I first heard this song, I thought it was Geddy Lee.
When Geddy Lee first read your comment, he thought you were Steve Perry
When I first heard this song, I thought it was Geddy Lee.
some of this sounds like Brian Ferry
Gregorama wrote:
Same here. There seems to be some metal/hiphop shit at the start that is kind of offputting. I'll give it a few more spins. Maybe it's just too hip for a Boomer like me...
Hahaha, you're serious? "metal/hiphop"? If you mean, they rhyme, then yeah they sure do, but I could point out a million artists who rhyme. I bet Bob Dylan's under Hip Hop too. All sarcasm aside though, I can see how it's either a love it/hate it album, because the lead singer does have that voice that can come off as annoying. So does anybody sample cd's anymore before buying? Or do they shell out 12-16 dollars because 1 song was good? Incase you all weren't aware, www.bn.com (barnes and noble) has 30 second clips for every song on a giant selection of cd's.
ninja_band wrote:
Picked up this CD and while I love this song I can't seem to get into the rest of the disc - maybe a few more listens.
Same here. There seems to be some metal/hiphop shit at the start that is kind of offputting. I'll give it a few more spins. Maybe it's just too hip for a Boomer like me...
Great band! I love their album, it all works very well together. I found them somewhat annoying at first when I heard Dynomite way back, but it grows on you, and then you're hooked.
I'm SOOO mad... one of my TOP 40 listening friends got last minute tickets to the MTV Campus Invasion Tour last week. They came to the little town I went to school in, but not here, though I would've driven the hour because IMA ROBOT was the opening act (I really could've cared less about Hoobastank and whoever else was there). Anyway, my friend told me about it and said he didn't really like them... too 80's for his taste... I guess there's no accounting for taste any more, huh...
I agree--very catchy tune!
randomprime wrote:
I've had this darn song stuck in my head since RP played it 2 days ago. Just couldn't shake it. I'll agree with the other comments that it does remind me of early eighties new wave, a la Gary Numan, The Cars, Missing Persons et al., which is a good thing. RP, Thanks for turning me on to yet another interesting new artist. -randomprime I'm Rick James, bitch.
Excellent band. As good in concert. I am seeingthem in LA MARch 15th again, they play often. If you can dig it up try and find the single to Song # 1, with the extra tracks STD Dance and Ages of Ruin, fan f'n tastic songs.
Picked up this CD and while I love this song I can't seem to get into the rest of the disc - maybe a few more listens.
jopiquant wrote:
Since you're posting here, I can only assume you enjoy RP. If that's the case, maybe the negs among you could consider posting when you enjoy a song or have a legitimate beef, rather than using the open forum to slam one another. Just a thought. That said, this is a great freshman album by a band I hope to hear more of in the future. "Scream" also played here, is really terrific.
I agree. Music should be enjoyed. Sometimes comparing a tune to others is fun and sometimes it is destructive. The artist(s) puts out a great amount of energy to bring us their art. I would like to think that the majority of music is produced for the enjoyment of others. I for one would give a body part to have the talent to create music.
Since you're posting here, I can only assume you enjoy RP. If that's the case, maybe the negs among you could consider posting when you enjoy a song or have a legitimate beef, rather than using the open forum to slam one another. Just a thought. That said, this is a great freshman album by a band I hope to hear more of in the future. "Scream" also played here, is really terrific.
Their cover art reminds me of boston 8O
snarf wrote:
Definitely Missing Persons-ish. I like it. Seems they remind everyone of someone but can't agree on who.
I'll go with the Missing Persons, changing the gender of the singer. About the only real similarity to Rush is the occasional jump to the stratosphere in the vocals, but even then, that's really a Missing Persons affectation or maybe Gary Numan up an octave, but not the way Geddy would do it. Raven
I keep hearing the comment on RP and from other people, that this band is great, but nothing new. I agree, but as I recall, right before Nirvana "broke" all these retro-1960's bands were getting hot reviews and attention.
drH wrote:
Geddy Lee and Rush? Oh please... This one song shows more song writing talent than Rush ever had.
Time to stop smoking the "medicinal marijuana"! ;) Cool tune, especially since it's relatively new. Nice 20-year throwback. (but still not as good as Rush)
drH wrote:
Geddy Lee and Rush? Oh please... This one song shows more song writing talent than Rush ever had.
Obviously spotting talent is not one of your strong suits, though this song is quite good.
hideglue wrote:
kinda Missing Persons like
Definitely Missing Persons-ish. I like it. Seems they remind everyone of someone but can't agree on who.
Geddy Lee and Rush? Oh please... This one song shows more song writing talent than Rush ever had.
I'll have to agree that this song (maybe all of the band's output, I don't know) is somewhat derivative of a bunch of different influences. On the first shot, I heard Devo without the synthesizers, but I agree with the Cars, Missing Persons, and David Bowie. I'll pass on the Rush, though - just because the backing vocals go into the stratosphere doesn't automatically imply Geddy's influence. there are a lot of other singers that do that gig... (I'm a bit of a Rush snob :guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist: ) Raven
This is the second Ima Robot song I've heard, and I really think this a lot like 1979 Gary Numan. Not "Cars" but earlier than that. "Praying to the Aliens" or "Machman." Derivative, but in a good way.
newwavegurly wrote:
Um... something about this song reminded me of Missing Persons. Maybe it's just that 80s thing with me...
They must have a little Duran Duran influence - did anyone catch the line at end of first verse: "...and the aphids swarm away" Recalling The Chauffeur from Rio: Way down the lane away living for another day The aphids swarm up in the drifting haze Swim seagull in the sky towards that hollow western isle My envied lady holds you fast in her gaze
kinda Missing Persons like
Pretty cool stuff. I think this review sums it up nicely: https://independentmind.com/music/reviews/imarobot.shtml
newwavegurly wrote:
Um... something about this song reminded me of Missing Persons. Maybe it's just that 80s thing with me...
Good call -- that's one of the reasons I like it.
newwavegurly wrote:
:clap:
As Getty Lee gets older, he can't hit the high notes any more. Now I can finally understand just what the hell he's been singing all these years. Aging has its upside.
MrSpaz wrote:
Yeah, I totally hear that. Except in this case, the singer's voice doesn't make me want to STUFF MY EARS WITH VERY, VERY SHARP POINTY OBJECTS, which is a good thing. :D I often wish someone sold a "De-Rushifier" so that I could listen to Rush's music and turn off the singer.
:clap:
tracenik wrote:
Speaking of influences, Rush perhaps?
I hear Geddy Lee in the voice, but the song is far to simple to have been influenced by Rush.
Um... something about this song reminded me of Missing Persons. Maybe it's just that 80s thing with me...
tracenik wrote:
Speaking of influences, Rush perhaps?
Yeah, I totally hear that. Except in this case, the singer's voice doesn't make me want to STUFF MY EARS WITH VERY, VERY SHARP POINTY OBJECTS, which is a good thing. :D I often wish someone sold a "De-Rushifier" so that I could listen to Rush's music and turn off the singer.
serene23 wrote:
Boo to the naysayers. This album is amazing. Many influences but still there own. One of the best albums yet this year. Buy it, every song is great. How could you not love this song.
I don't know, I heard this song once and ordered the album, its a great purchase.
Sounds like something outta the '80s... will want to hear other songs before making a value judgement, though.
Speaking of influences, Rush perhaps?
Reminds me of Suede and other glitter/glamour-influenced stuff... Catchy chorus...
Boo to the naysayers. This album is amazing. Many influences but still there own. One of the best albums yet this year. Buy it, every song is great. How could you not love this song.
I don't chime in here in the song comments very often - but I'd like to encourage everyone to give this one a chance. Yes, there's a definite 80s vibe going on here. But it's hardly a rip-off of anyone's style - just a natural reprocessing of formative influences. That's how all music works, imho - & certainly no reason to write these guys off.
um, yuk
I like it. I think saying something sounds like David Bowie isn't a bad thing... At least it's not very common to hear a band that sounds like David Bowie.
Someone wrote something like, "It's great to find a band that has their own sound." Unfortunately, this band ain't one of them. Sounds like the love-child of (early) David Bowie and Ric Ocasek.
Nope.....not even close. Sometimes we go back and reassess, I've upped the mark from 3 to 6.
:frustrated: :verymad: :beat: :fight: :fire:
This song has me wondering about my lack of tolerance. :ask: