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Robert Earl Keen — Beats The Devil
Album: Farm Fresh Onions
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Released: 2003
Length: 2:56
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I can't remember when I was here
But I'm back again
I barely know you friend
And everything's changed
Sun burned up
The sky turned green
The air smelled of gasoline
The soldier boy and teenage queen
Have since become estranged

I keep movin'
Like the wind across the sea
What the hell am I doin'
Beats the devil outta me
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buck-arkansas wrote:
sorry trashtalkers. his lyrics are thoughtful and interesting. sometimes profane and sometimes profound (yes, profound!). the "sound" his band puts out is excellent. he has a great voice. and he throws a intoxicating party in concert, even if you're not intoxicated. one of the few performers i would pay actual money to actually see. :dancingbanana_2:
Yep, I agree wholeheartedly. Got to see REK at a small Santa Cruz venue. I'd been listening to him on KPIG, went on to buy Gringo Honeymoon... and have been hooked ever since. Maybe not my favorite REK song here. Gringo Honeymoon, I swear, does remind me of crossing the border, and a time I was living just below El Paso in the city of Juarez, Mexico. He nailed the mood and atmosphere perfectly. I don't know that much about REK... haven't been listening to him for awhile. But after seeing him in person, I feel like I know him. He's one of those kind of performers. And whoever that guitar player he had with him was one of the very best I've ever seen/heard.
sorry trashtalkers. his lyrics are thoughtful and interesting. sometimes profane and sometimes profound (yes, profound!). the "sound" his band puts out is excellent. he has a great voice. and he throws a intoxicating party in concert, even if you're not intoxicated. one of the few performers i would pay actual money to actually see. :dancingbanana_2:
pity the fool that has to follow up the fab 4's come together. in this case he really is a fool. funnest thing he's ever done is christmas with the family, but then any songwriter that includes bean dip, fake snow, and tampons in the same song can't be all bad.
He's a good songwriter, but a terrible singer. He sings like Kris Kristopherson acts.
First time I've heard this guy. Not impressed.
more REK!!!!!!!
this isn't doing anything for me... it just kind of sits there. I can definitely hear the Frusciante comparison, though.
interesting. I've never heard REK so heavily produced. Sounds like he's digressed some from his more traditional folksy roots. Sure puts on a great show though.
ever play the outlaws, seems REK's distant cousin...
His voice and musical style look so much like John Frusciante's on his album called Inside of Emptiness that it could well have been a B-side to it. Wonder if they actually knew eachother.
Man, wouldn't I like to be a mockingbird in THAT front yard... Marr wrote:
Hard to say whether REK or Lovett is better. I think its better to say they're both excellent and leave it at that. Considering they used to sit on the front porch and play together, I think its safe to say they have influenced each other so much that neither would be as good as they are now without the other's impact on writing/singing style.
BOO.
:whistle:Man it's good to hear some REK on RP!!! I might just make another donation!!! Nicely played!!!:whistle:
Roverfish wrote:
Both he and Lyle are playing the ACL Music Fest next month. Can't wait!! (Grego, you going?) Still a likeable tune.
He put on an awesome show, and even joined Lyle for one tune. Absolutely love this stuff. You Austinites are damn fortunate.
Dang! This just moves!
Both he and Lyle are playing the ACL Music Fest next month. Can't wait!! (Grego, you going?) Still a likeable tune.
SpaceCowboy wrote:
Not after we round them up! And no range wars out on the galactic plains... We space ranchers never seem to bump into each other... ;)
Ah-Heee!
Gregorama wrote:
Hey Cowboy, Is it hard to milk them cows out there in Zero Gravity? Do they have range wars there?
Not after we round them up! And no range wars out on the galactic plains... We space ranchers never seem to bump into each other... ;)
REK = comfort food.
Not my favorite REK album, but I'm always happy to hear him played...
Hard to say whether REK or Lovett is better. I think its better to say they're both excellent and leave it at that. Considering they used to sit on the front porch and play together, I think its safe to say they have influenced each other so much that neither would be as good as they are now without the other's impact on writing/singing style.
Roverfish wrote:
A better songwriter than Lyle Lovett? That's either REALLY high praise, or a bit off, 'cause there aren't many better than Mr. Lovett, singing or writing.
It is really high praise, and it's only a bit off.
SpaceCowboy wrote:
Not his best, but good still. An excellent songwriter, better than his old college buddy Lyle Lovett, I think. Check out West Textures, excellent album.
A better songwriter than Lyle Lovett? That's either REALLY high praise, or a bit off, 'cause there aren't many better than Mr. Lovett, singing or writing. Cool tune...he reminds me of Big Head Todd on this track.
SpaceCowboy wrote:
I allways listen to Keen when I'm cruising the dust pillars and interstellar mountains of the Trifid Nebula... The Road Goes On Forever And The Party Never Ends... Yiii-ha! :cowboy:
Hey Cowboy, Is it hard to milk them cows out there in Zero Gravity? Do they have range wars there?
Robert Earl Keen is coming to Wichita, KS on August 21 at 8:00 pm. If RP hadn't shared his music with me I might not have bought tickets to go. Looks like an awesome concert! https://www.wichitaorpheum.com/season.php3 (Yep--Keep scrolling! ;) )
Thanks for the RE Keen song. This song is a good example of REK's musical diversity. It is a different sound from his earlier recordings. I saw REK at Floore's Country Store recently and at one point his band started to JAM-a la Greatful Dead. His music stays fresh. THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER!
Not his best, but good still. An excellent songwriter, better than his old college buddy Lyle Lovett, I think. Check out West Textures, excellent album. I always listen to Keen when I'm cruising the dust pillars and interstellar mountains of the Trifid Nebula... The Road Goes On Forever And The Party Never Ends... Yiii-ha! :cowboy: