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Fountains of Wayne — Supercollider
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers
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5.8

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Total ratings: 584









Released: 2003
Length: 5:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Multicolored microbus
Plowing over rugged terrain
We're jacking the radio
Passing the afternoon train
Around the roses
She showed us hyacinths and sage
Gold-plated garden tools
Sunlamps, and it's all the rage

Stay low to the ground or they'll sniff you out
You never know what you will find
When you go out of the blackness
Into the great big sky
Supercollider
Shooting inside your mind

Gather round the gas tower
Don't it kinda look like a bong?
I heard it backwards
Hidden in a Pink Floyd song
Stella radiata
It's got to set your mind at ease
Spinning on the tire swing
Flying like Tarzan through the trees

And back to the bus when the sun goes down
Try to aim it back into town
We're riding out of the blackness
Into the great big sky
Supercollider
Shooting inside your mind
Supercollider
Shooting inside your mind

And coriander grows along the banks
Where we go walking at night
Creeping slowly over the grounds
We tiptoe round the garden
Trying not to tramp it down

Stay low to the ground or they'll sniff you out
You never know what you will find
When you go out of the blackness
Into the great big sky
Supercollider
Shooting inside your mind
Supercollider
Shooting inside your mind
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this is awful. I thought it was Oasis until I got up to post this.
 GreatNorthWoods wrote:

The actual Fountains Of Wayne (closed in 2009) was in Wayne, NJ on RT-46 west just before the so-called "spaghetti bowl" where highways Route-46, Route-23 and I-80 all meet in the interchange from hell. My home was just 4 miles away from there for 28 years before retiring and moving way up north. And like rd wrote, they sold lawn ornaments including, of course, fountains.  The Bada Bing strip joint on the Sopranos is really Satin Dolls on Route-17 south in Lodi, NJ where they have some really fine young dancers, uh or so I've been told.
 
Funny, I was going to post about the Fountains of Wayne retail location being the source of the bands name and then saw this post. I used to live about twelve miles away form there. I had a GF, for a while, who lived just a few minutes away from "Bada Bing"/Satin Dolls. to make another association -I had a tenant for a while who's uncle played Junior on the Sopranos. I think she got her attitude from that show. :-)
 Meltz wrote:
someone commented that FOW sounds like Oasis? wtf? reverse that....if anything. FOW have been around since those jamokers were in diapers.
 
Wikipedia says Oasis was active from 1991–2009 and FOW 1995-2013, so...
The NFL used one of their brilliant songs. Which isn’t saying much, but it happened.
Be patient with this band, they are deceiving. And very talented.
Sounds like he has the Liam Gallagher Filter on his voice.
 rd wrote:
I was watching Sopranos re-runs the other night, and Tony went to buy a lawn ornament at a store called "Fountains of Wayne" Turns out it's a real store and the band took their name from it

(click here)

 
The actual Fountains Of Wayne (closed in 2009) was in Wayne, NJ on RT-46 west just before the so-called "spaghetti bowl" where highways Route-46, Route-23 and I-80 all meet in the interchange from hell. My home was just 4 miles away from there for 28 years before retiring and moving way up north. And like rd wrote, they sold lawn ornaments including, of course, fountains.  The Bada Bing strip joint on the Sopranos is really Satin Dolls on Route-17 south in Lodi, NJ where they have some really fine young dancers, uh or so I've been told.
someone commented that FOW sounds like Oasis? wtf? reverse that....if anything. FOW have been around since those jamokers were in diapers.
I can't with the vocals...I just can't.  Band sounds great.
 TobyRush wrote:
Okay, since we're sharing lyrics, here's one of my favorites from the album, "All Kinds of Time": {snip lyrics}

I don't know if there is a music video for this one, but I've already gotten one written in my mind: the football play, the fans, cheerleaders, the family around the big screen, it's all in super-slow motion, except of course for FOW, singing the song at regular speed on the field amidst the players moving in slow motion around them...
 
It's not really about football, you know...

 mcklein18 wrote:
I guess I'm no rock star...but this band makes me sad...I mean you are an Oasis knock-off..so you are a carbon copy of a mediocre band with a few solid tunes. come on RP, you're better than that.
 
This song makes me sad. FoW have a load of really good rock/pop songs, and yet this Oasis knock-off is one of the few that gets played on RP...

 rdo wrote:
Does a song ever get dinged on RP?  This has a 5.8 average rating with 465 people responding.  That's pretty low.
 
Yeah, but look at the crest of the bell curve. Right in the 7 range.

When you're out of the blue and into the black . . .
Does a song ever get dinged on RP?  This has a 5.8 average rating with 465 people responding.  That's pretty low.
First time that I've heard this. Sounds a bit like early Floyd.
I guess I'm no rock star...but this band makes me sad...I mean you are an Oasis knock-off..so you are a carbon copy of a mediocre band with a few solid tunes. come on RP, you're better than that.
 Land_Shark wrote:
Normally I enjoy the uniqueness and originality of Fountains of Wayne.  But this song just sounds drab.  It's the kind of song you forget about thirty seconds after hearing it. 
 

yeah, you are right, totally forgettable - sounds like Oasis!    With all the great tunes on this CD, why play this one?
 natural_tools wrote:
This song is a good example of why I like FOW so much... it's such a picturesque set of words that it leaves itself open to personal interpretation. Of course the song is just about drug culture, but there's also something so inspiring about the spirit behind "out of the blackness, into the great big sky." It could be the drugs expanding your mind, but it could also be these kids waking up to the larger world.

Ok, there's my over-analysis.

 

Fine, but what exactly is wrong with his voice?  Did he have a cold on the day of the recording?  {#Tongue}
This song is a good example of why I like FOW so much... it's such a picturesque set of words that it leaves itself open to personal interpretation. Of course the song is just about drug culture, but there's also something so inspiring about the spirit behind "out of the blackness, into the great big sky." It could be the drugs expanding your mind, but it could also be these kids waking up to the larger world.

Ok, there's my over-analysis.

Great CD!  I can't say I'd pick this to respresent it - sounds like an Oasis copy.
There was this great restaurant next to Fountains of Wayne on route 3, I cannot remember what it was called, but I am pretty sure it is closed down now.

Normally I enjoy the uniqueness and originality of Fountains of Wayne.  But this song just sounds drab.  It's the kind of song you forget about thirty seconds after hearing it. 
Great band. They were on Austin City Limits once and they rocked.
 Wisecrowe wrote:
These guys are great. This sounds so Oasis!

 

Must disagree. This sounds horrible. Sounds like some bad Blind Melon (which would be ALL Blind Melon).
lophrequa wrote:
does not
does too
buck-arkansas wrote:
i'm a 50-something big fan of FOW. the sound on/in their various albums is great, and the lyrics of many of their songs are worth pondering by the younger generation. and anyone else who is young as heart.
:yes: Love these guys!
does not
copymonkey wrote:
Nuh-uh!
Yeah-huh
Mugro wrote:
This band sucks.
Nuh-uh!
This band sucks.
RadioDoc wrote:
This is OK, but I just can't get past their "Stacy's Mom" transgression.
At least he never hit on Stacy's Grandmother
Okay, since we're sharing lyrics, here's one of my favorites from the album, "All Kinds of Time":
The clock's running down The team's losing ground To the opposing defense The young quarterback Waits for the snap When suddenly it all starts to make sense He's got all kinds of time He's got all kinds of time All kinds of time He's got all kinds of time All kinds of time He takes a step back He's under attack But he knows that no one can touch him now He seems so at ease A strange inner peace Is all that he's feeling somehow He's got all kinds of time He's got all kinds of time All kinds of time He's got all kinds of time All kinds of time He thinks of his mother He thinks of his bride-to-be He thinks of his father His two younger brothers Gathered around the widescreen TV He looks to the left He looks to the right And there in a golden ray of light Is his open man Just as he planned The whole world is his tonight
I don't know if there is a music video for this one, but I've already gotten one written in my mind: the football play, the fans, cheerleaders, the family around the big screen, it's all in super-slow motion, except of course for FOW, singing the song at regular speed on the field amidst the players moving in slow motion around them...
These guys are great. This sounds so Oasis!
This album is really good. It's just straight up smart power pop done right.
wferrier wrote:
Six for the song - ten for the lyrics. No 11 for the lyrics.
Hyacinths and sage, indeed!
Six for the song - ten for the lyrics. No 11 for the lyrics.
i'm a 50-something big fan of FOW. the sound on/in their various albums is great, and the lyrics of many of their songs are worth pondering by the younger generation. and anyone else who is young as heart.
Trying to out-Oasis Oasis?
Nabla wrote:
Multi-colored microbus Plowing over rugged terrain We're jacking the radio Passing the afternoon train Around the roses she showed us Hyacinths and sage Gold plated garden tools Sunlamps and it's all the rage
Wow! A cool flashback to '68-'69!!!
zaknafein wrote:
I don't see what's so awful about that. It's a purely tongue-in-cheek straight up pop song.
Not to mention that it was their nod/wink/nudge to their collective love of the Cars.
RadioDoc wrote:
This is OK, but I just can't get past their "Stacy's Mom" transgression.
I don't see what's so awful about that. It's a purely tongue-in-cheek straight up pop song.
To continue from my previous comment - "Utopia Parkway", "Leave the Biker" ... "Janice's Party" ... man I gotta dig up my CD's and make some better quality rips so I can upload. This is one great great band!
RadioDoc wrote:
This is OK, but I just can't get past their "Stacy's Mom" transgression.
Look a little deeper. These guys are one eclectic bunch.
This is OK, but I just can't get past their "Stacy's Mom" transgression.
...okay, am i loopy for thinking that this vocalist sounds like weird al yankovic?..
Seriously, is this Liam Gallagher?
Multi-colored microbus Plowing over rugged terrain We're jacking the radio Passing the afternoon train Around the roses she showed us Hyacinths and sage Gold plated garden tools Sunlamps and it's all the rage Stay low to the ground or they'll sniff you out You never know what you will find When you go Out of the blackness Into the great big sky Supercollider Shooting inside your mind Gather round the gas tower Don't it kinda look like a bong I heard it backwards Hidden in a Pink Floyd song Stella Radiata It's got to set your mind at ease Spinning on the tire swing Flying like Tarzan through the trees And back to the bus when the sun goes down Try to aim it back into town We're riding Out of the blackness Into the great big sky Supercollider Shooting inside your mind And coriander grows along the banks where we go walking along at night Creeping slowly over the ground We tiptoe round the garden Trying not to tramp it down Stay low to the ground or they'll sniff you out You never know what you will find When you go Out of the blackness Into the great big sky Supercollider Shooting inside your mind
h_in_bristol wrote:
Hey, it's Oasis!
Exactly what I thought.
Really like their sound...
Nice physics theme, Bill. A nod to our favorite (former) troll perhaps?
or maybe Prom Theme
Here we are at last The moment soon will pass We'll go our seperate ways We'll vanish in the haze We'll never be the same We'll forget each other's names We'll grow old and lose our hair It's all downhill from there But tonight we'll reach for the stars We'll rent expensive cars And dream our dreams Of a perfect night And we'll sing our prom theme Here we are at last We're running out of gas The air is getting thick The girls are feeling sick We'll pass out on the beach Our keys just out of reach And soon we'll say goodbye Then we'll work until we die ------- Brilliant! But tonight we feel like stars We'll play our air guitars Cause we're eighteen It's a perfect night To sing our prom theme
OK, I'm done for now.
My Favorite - though it's really hard to define one: Sick Day
And here is the man pushing paper past her Thinks up ways to make the day go faster But the day goes on and on He dreams of his lawn And all about the pretty careerist the next cube over The fat secretary, the lunchtime lovers 'Til the path train finally comes The platform's full of bums again And she's making the scene With the coffee and cream And the copy machine's not working She's a hell of a girl She's alone in the world And she likes to say "hey good lookin'" She's on her way She's taking a sick day..soon
h_in_bristol wrote:
Hey, it's Oasis!
:yes: Wonderwall
Yeah, I think that's probably my son's favourite as well. nate917 wrote:
Mexican Wine is my favorite: I used to fly for United Airlines Then I got fired for reading High Times My license expired in almost no time Now I'm retired and I think that's fine.
kerr wrote:
I got this CD for my son (age 11) the other day and he loved it. He likes the obvious ones (Stacy's Mom etc) best, but I think this is maybe my favourite track.
Mexican Wine is my favorite: I used to fly for United Airlines Then I got fired for reading High Times My license expired in almost no time Now I'm retired and I think that's fine.
I got this CD for my son (age 11) the other day and he loved it. He looked askance at the cover and then I heard him start to play it in his room. An hour later he came downstairs eyes shining with glee. Really great moment being able to share some music.
h_in_bristol wrote:
Hey, it's Oasis!
Hey, it's Stereophonics! :jump: Kewl sound none the less!
Awesome! I've never heard FoW on RP before, though maybe I just have bad timing. "Supercollider" isn't my favourite of their tracks, though... be nice to see something like "New Routine" or "Sink To the Bottom" get some play.
DoctorHooey wrote:
I love this band. They have many better songs than this - "Red Dragon Tattoo", "Radiation Vibe", "She's Got a Problem", it goes on and on
:yes:
I love this band. They have many better songs than this - "Red Dragon Tattoo", "Radiation Vibe", "She's Got a Problem", it goes on and on
shayborg wrote:
Hey, it's Porcupine Tree!
Hey, it's Oasis!
rd wrote:
I was watching Sopranos re-runs the other night, and Tony went to buy a lawn ornament at a store called "Fountains of Wayne" Turns out it's a real store and the band took their name from it (click here)
They're pretty music savvy on that show. Nice tip- o' the hat to FOW.
Hey, it's Porcupine Tree!
I was watching Sopranos re-runs the other night, and Tony went to buy a lawn ornament at a store called "Fountains of Wayne" Turns out it's a real store and the band took their name from it (click here)
Brilliant, clever, tongue-in-cheek derivative. Totally satisfying. Good boys these.
This is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands of all time. . . and I am thrilled to hear it on RP.
Good lyrics, but the vocals detract a bit. :ask:
Just a lovely, FAT, luscious trippy sound -- a beautiful song by a very clever band. Thanks, Bill, for turning me onto these guys years ago when this came out!
Supercollider kicks Stacy's Mom's behind.
coloradojohn wrote:
I love the Floydian riffs and references... the dreamy sliding tempos and sitar-like pitch waverings of the vocals, keys, and strings... and the drums aren't bad either... Saw these guys jam at Liquid Room in Shinjuku a couple years ago, and this one had us all spinning pretty good! I really think these guys have such a tongue-in-cheek Zappa-esque, Steely Dan-type wise-ass streak in their lyrics, and I admire that immensely. And I think they'd be thrilled to know that one of the true Craftsmen of Pop, Glenn Tillbrook, played a startlingly good cover of their "Red Dragon Tattoo" at a show in Kichijoji exactly a year ago that blew us all away!
Gotta agree here. I think these guys are perfectly aware of every sound they borrow, every riff they rip-off. The fact that they do it very well is their real achievement. I wish I could have heard the Tillbrook.
I love the Floydian riffs and references... the dreamy sliding tempos and sitar-like pitch waverings of the vocals, keys, and strings... and the drums aren't bad either... Saw these guys jam at Liquid Room in Shinjuku a couple years ago, and this one had us all spinning pretty good! I really think these guys have such a tongue-in-cheek Zappa-esque, Steely Dan-type wise-ass streak in their lyrics, and I admire that immensely. And I think they'd be thrilled to know that one of the true Craftsmen of Pop, Glenn Tillbrook, played a startlingly good cover of their "Red Dragon Tattoo" at a show in Kichijoji exactly a year ago that blew us all away!
Detlaps wrote:
Thank you! I don't understand where all of the disparaging comments are coming from.
Same here
kmh wrote:
oh come on- this is a DIRECT "knock off " of Oasis !! What were they thinking?
Why is "knock off" in quotes? Who are you quoting?
Last track was a remake of a FoW song, and now FoW themselves!
oh come on- this is a DIRECT "knock off " of Oasis !! What were they thinking?
Govi wrote:
this song sounds like a prolonged rock and roll rendition of a collosal whine. Ick!
Hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayuyuk :lol:
I can't decide if what you hear in this band is original or actually a "lifting" of some other stuff. I mean, it seems like you've heard this song before, that somebody else wrote it, that your friend mentioned it one time, and that it's not new. But it's okay, nonetheless. :think:
Ya hafta like "pop" music to like these guys. When they come up on rotation on my ipod, sometimes I listen, sometimes I skip. I've got to be in the right mood.
markE wrote:
I don't know much about this band, but they must REALLY like Oasis. Did they also do that song 'Stacey's Mom'? another quality song  if your twelve. sorry FOW fans. :propeller:
My 4/5-yr olds love Stacey's Mom from TV commercial too! Hackensack is another good track.
Detlaps wrote:
Thank you! I don't understand where all of the disparaging comments are coming from.
Ditto. I raised my number from 5 to 7 today. It's got some undercurrent with grit.
JoJopugs wrote:
Liking this song more every time I hear it!!
Thank you! I don't understand where all of the disparaging comments are coming from.
:sick:
Sounds like Oasis and there not good either which makes this very bad. :puke: sucko barfo
Hey everybody. Quit yer bitchin'. Fountains of Wayne offer lots of innovative yet accessible material.
this song sounds like a prolonged rock and roll rendition of a collosal whine. Ick!
Please exterminate this one. :beat:
:frustrated: :beat: :frustrated: another 'experimental' set from rp
jbo wrote:
Agreed. I can't deal with this song. :eek: It's blindin' me!
REALLY - GET THEM TO SHUT THE F*#K UP!
mojoman wrote:
arrrrrgggghhh! Make it stop! :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: PS. I wonder what this guy did with the money his mom gave him for singing lessons.
Agreed. I can't deal with this song. :eek: It's blindin' me!
Hell yeah Mythbusters
i just really like the lyric "I heard it backwards/hidden in a Pink Floyd song..." quite amusing:)
Can't help it, I like it.
Saw them live at nike run... was impressed with what i saw... i think they will get better with time
I don't know much about this band, but they must REALLY like Oasis. Did they also do that song 'Stacey's Mom'? another quality song  if your twelve. sorry FOW fans. :propeller:
This guy's voice sounds like 1,000 other bands.
PURE JOY! I love this song and this band.
mojoman wrote:
Arrrrgggghhh!!!! Is this the set where we see if we can put the most annoying voices all in a row? :P :P :P
I bet Bill really gets a kick out of all these comments! Were a bunch alright! But I tell ya one thing, RP beats the crap out of ALL THE CRAP that is consistently rehashed on commercial airwaves! Who cares if Bill gets quirky?
Oasis meets Coldplay? No matter, I like it.
Liam has finally left Oasis and kicked Chris Martin out of Coldplay. Good move! :cheers:
Tux wrote:
Too much like Coldplay. Muted.
Of all the venom that been hurled at this band(undeservedly), one thing for sure is that they don't sound like Coldplay.
Liking this song more every time I hear it!!
Marr wrote:
this station is everything I wish my town had in a radio station, but doesn't. Third, you don't have to like everything that's played on this station. But I wish folks would attack less. Flaming may be fun for those who enjoy conflict, but it detracts from my overall enjoyment of the station (and I doubt I'm the only one who thinks this way). I can sit all day listening to even my least favorite songs on this one station and still be worlds above most of the junk played on the radio around here.
Right. Exactly. If I agreed more, I would explode. You nailed it. :nodhead:
annanyc wrote:
This track sounds very Oasis-like to me. not sure why, it could be for a retarded reason like "super collider" reminds me of "champagne supernova" but no...I clicked on to see who it was because I thought it was Oasis at first before I saw the name. Certainly doesn't capture FOW's more signature sound. imho. I agree about Red Dragon Tattoo...great tune.
Don't feel alone. I also had thoughts of Oasis and "Champagne Supernova". They both have the word super in common, there's that trippy guitar, and then there's this lyric: In a champagne supernova in the sky... and Out of the blackness Into the great big sky Supercollider Shooting inside your mind Pretty average song to my ears. :|
totally agree with the Oasis comment.
Very good album. Listened to it in my car for weeks. Lots of styles and although I would not rate this as one of the best on that album - I do like it and I think it does sort of sound like Oasis unfortunately.
...Oasisish.. S.
The band is OK, but this song is doing nothing for me.
abbefaith wrote:
where have i heard this before?
Klaatu...(Spell?)
mojoman wrote:
arrrrrgggghhh! Make it stop! :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: PS. I wonder what this guy did with the money his mom gave him for singing lessons.
Anyone who gives Springsteens Jungleland a 1 deserves no further comment from anyone about anything he ever says about music on this station. Period.
... now that is creepy... that ya can quote futurama like that! creepy is good... creepy ok
Bad news nobody, the supercollider super-exploded. I need you to take it back and exchange it for a wobbly CD rack and some of those rancid meatballs.
Huh... not bad at all. Very nice.
abbefaith wrote:
where have i heard this before?
This track sounds very Oasis-like to me. not sure why, it could be for a retarded reason like "super collider" reminds me of "champagne supernova" but no...I clicked on to see who it was because I thought it was Oasis at first before I saw the name. Certainly doesn't capture FOW's more signature sound. imho. I agree about Red Dragon Tattoo...great tune.
where have i heard this before?
Quite a bit of venom being spit at this. I kinda like it.
trekhead wrote:
Well said. As for me , it's all about SHARING. I get to share my loathing of 'artists' like TORI, ALANNIS, STEELY DAN, THAT GAELIC FREAK WITH THE SCREAMING...ya know the purposefully bad ones. Enjoy. ...Oh, and the EMOTICONS! :nodhead: ---that guy cracks me up!
Geez, you don't like Tori? we couldn't tell! ;)
His voice (limited and therefore too much affected?) makes it hard to appreciate the song, which is actually rather good, I think. Very well played as well, with a clear and direct sound. He should leave that sort of singing to Noël Gallagher though (one is enough!).
This guy and Noel Gallagher should have a nasal off – I'm not sure who would win...
Sounds like he's pooping...
physicsgenius wrote:
Yikes. I liked this band's mp3s so much I actually bought an album and love almost the whole thing. But this song...ouch. Play Red Dragon Tattoo or Utopia Parkway or something. This is very bad.
Huh, it's not so bad today. Still, nothing (NOTHING!) beats Red Dragon Tattoo.