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Poe — Hey Pretty (Spoken Version)
Album: Haunted
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Total ratings: 436









Released: 2000
Length: 3:35
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Just an FYI:  Deep in the backing vocals — especially with the headphones at 11 — you can hear her say, "Do you get the gist of the song now?"

You know, not that I would do that over and over and over and over until I heard it.  No, of course not.  
WHOA!  I finally went out and bought a couple Poe songs including Hey Pretty (Drive-By 2001 Mix) {#Eek} Hottttttttttt!!!!!!!! {#Yes}

(might play for the misses!)
WOW!  I need oven mitts to handle this when the CD arrives ....
 audiophelia wrote:
Yay!!! This is by far the best version of this song, IMO.

That's her brother reading his poetry, btw. I think the blend works perfectly. Best to listen to this song in your car at 2am.
 
It's an improvement on her original version, and that was pretty damn good. This cranks the sexiness up a big notch. Poe, you can predate on me any time :o). 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury.

 copymonkey wrote:
Ugh. Why does Poe feel that she has to sound so "important" and "artistic"? I can't believe more of y'all don't see right through this chick. If she just sang—it might be allright, but it's always gotta be SO deep.

In the words of Pete Townshend: It's a put-on. 
 

Close call. I liked this song - but now I see how stupid I was not to have recognized what your genius so instantly spotted. I can only hope that one day I will have the ability to form my opinions on my own. Oh, blessed day, In the meantime, all I can say is 'Thanks, Copymonkey! You saved my ass'.

1) This is a great album, but get rid of that damned spoken word thing.

2) He's a great writer, but get rid of that damned distracting musical background - just go read "House of Leaves" and get your mind blown.
Yay!!! This is by far the best version of this song, IMO.

That's her brother reading his poetry, btw. I think the blend works perfectly. Best to listen to this song in your car at 2am.
....the longest un-zipping of my life.......         Yep.
 copymonkey wrote:
Ugh. Why does Poe feel that she has to sound so "important" and "artistic"? I can't believe more of y'all don't see right through this chick. If she just sang—it might be allright, but it's always gotta be SO deep.

In the words of Pete Townshend: It's a put-on. 
 

Yeah...this sucks.
 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
Sorry; songs are sung, not spoken. This is prose, perhaps.

Only William Shatner can get away with speaking a song.
 
What, no Johnny Cash?

There are probably others I'm also forgetting. Rex Harrison maybe?

 MJMJ wrote:
I like this. But I gotta admit that if Poe weren't hot, I might not like this as much.

 


good easter tune ...
Wow!!!
I dreamt this last night!
ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
I have this CD and I would swear I have never heard that song before now.

It is on the one I have.
It is actually called Hey Pretty Drive by 2001 mix

I like this. But I gotta admit that if Poe weren't hot, I might not like this as much.
While some here think this sounds like garbage, to me it sounds like Garbage.  An 8.
I just finished House of Leaves and I gotta say that was a great book! I heard about it from this very forum....
I hope I never find the ftairs......or maybe I do....
Ugh. Why does Poe feel that she has to sound so "important" and "artistic"? I can't believe more of y'all don't see right through this chick. If she just sang—it might be allright, but it's always gotta be SO deep.

In the words of Pete Townshend: It's a put-on. 
I have this CD and I would swear I have never heard that song before now.
 UltraNurd wrote:

The banana is definitely throwing the horns, which as far as I know is the symbol for rocking out throughout the US. Dunno about elsewhere.
 
Also the symbol for the Texas Longhorns.

Sorry; songs are sung, not spoken. This is prose, perhaps.

Only William Shatner can get away with speaking a song.
 jools wrote:
The reason I chose that emoction was that it looked like it was sticking up 2 fingers in a gesture of defiance!(It's a British thing!) Still think it's a great version though!
 
The banana is definitely throwing the horns, which as far as I know is the symbol for rocking out throughout the US. Dunno about elsewhere.
Puuurrrrrrrrrr {#Whipit}
I bought this CD because I heard it on RP and loved it, and then some jerks stole my car sterio and all my CD's in the car (of course this one) .......so I love hearing this right now!

LOL{#Lol}
I Vote for Poe!
The "non-spoken" version is much better, but this is still great. Slightly oily folds...
Mike_S wrote:
like Yaz....willl be mostly unappreciated
...What "The only way is up" Yaz?
Hannio wrote:
This does nothing for me. Well, except for making me hit the mute button.
seems like people everywhere always say something related to the "mute" button when they don't like a song. its getting to be very common.
Dear Penthouse Forum...
me likey. :whisper:
like Yaz....willl be mostly unappreciated
Art_Carnage wrote:
At first, I didn't buy your argument. But the inclusion of the dancing banana convinced me you must know what you're taking about.
The reason I chose that emoction was that it looked like it was sticking up 2 fingers in a gesture of defiance!(It's a British thing!) Still think it's a great version though!
Art_Carnage wrote:
At first, I didn't buy your argument. But the inclusion of the dancing banana convinced me you must know what you're taking about.
Thanks Art, now I have to go clean the coffee out of my keyboard!
This does nothing for me. Well, except for making me hit the mute button.
jools wrote:
Well - I think it is very haunting and atmospheric - so there! :dancingbanana_2:
At first, I didn't buy your argument. But the inclusion of the dancing banana convinced me you must know what you're taking about.
Well - I think it is very haunting and atmospheric - so there! :dancingbanana_2:
"Hey pretty"? Pretty bad, is what it is. The spoken part is read with all the emotion of the NOAA weather radio robo-voice.
dewinter wrote:
For anyone interested- I would HIGHLY recommend House of Leaves. It's a difficult book to describe ('an encounter with the abyss' is the closest I can come)- but I can say for certain one of the most bizzare (and terrifying) books I've ever read. It's also written a creative post-modern style which you have to see for yourself.
love love love House of Leaves by her brother!
Wow -- I'm surprised at all the negative feedback here. I really love Poe's music, and as I'm an independent female artist, she's an inspiration to me.
I prefer the sung version.
MsJudi wrote:
OMG why in the world would she think this monotone, power point presentation of grabby teenaged boy grossology would improve what was an awesome song? It's ruined, now, IMO. WTF?
the song is based on a bit of the book her brother wrote I'm fairly certain thats him reading the parts aka she can do whatever she wants and I love the family bonding!
The spoken words are vivid and well-crafted. I just don't like talking in my music.
2. i couldn't take this. had to mute.
OMG why in the world would she think this monotone, power point presentation of grabby teenaged boy grossology would improve what was an awesome song? It's ruined, now, IMO. WTF?
OMG! Can't u find a better 'song'? I rated it 'HO HUM' and that's what it is. Empty.
Do. Not. Want.
...wow!..
DrCyKosis wrote:
"...fast slow, fast fast slow". BLECH!
BLECH! BLECH! BLECH-BLECH-BLECH!
Lessons from Shatner?? Egads. How about stepping up to Nemoy at least.. I'm not sure what Poe was thinking, but let's hope her album out next year is as wonderful as her debut.
Disgusting filth! Obscene prurient and loathesome! My Goodness, what if there were Children Listening!!!?? Oh, wait there were children listening -- they said "what is he saying? That's like totally retarded...." Anyway, I give the spoken version a "1" ... the musical version is pretty OK, but still not up there with Rod Stewart recording his underage French girlfriend's orgasms for a certain album which is not sold in the USA.
I never thought I'd say this, but somebody needs to take spoken word lessons from Shatner.
This does not do it for me.
Headphones off.
Reminds me of John Candy in Splash. He's ecstatic waving a copy of Penthouse: "They published my letter. Here it is, 'A lesbian no more'. They published my letter!" Similarly, this guy sounds like he's after some cheap thrills talking dirty, and from his nerdy voice, his tale is probably as true as John Candy really being a lesbian. -Dinsey
sexy
Exactly. Can I vote a split ticket here, Bill? Odyzzeuz wrote:
The spoken version of this song is painful. The other version is OK.
shakitten wrote:
Okay...the "spoken" version is doing NOTHING for me. Go back to the original, PLEASE BILL!!!!!!
well, as she mixed this herself (as well as the rest of the album. . . she is a big ProTools fiend) I would think it is an original.
Atombender wrote:
Hey pretty baby, dontcha wanna learn to write some songs? :surprised:
obviously, you have not listened to the whole album
Very cool. Reminds me of 900ft Jesus.
Hey Pretty.
The spoken version of this song is painful. The other version is OK.
I like the spoken version. Catchy
horstman wrote:
RADIO PORNADISE
:lol:
Pinch it? Pull it? :eek::whistle:
Hey pretty baby, dontcha wanna learn to write some songs? :surprised:
and the point of this is...
For anyone interested- I would HIGHLY recommend House of Leaves. It's a difficult book to describe ('an encounter with the abyss' is the closest I can come)- but I can say for certain one of the most bizzare (and terrifying) books I've ever read. It's also written a creative post-modern style which you have to see for yourself.
I was in the States recently, and not one sexy woman in a car rolled up to me and said "hey pretty baby don't you wanna take a ride with me".
hcaudill wrote:
My sentiments exactly. The narration is just pretentious.
it is her brother reading his book House Of Leaves. It and the album are about how each dealt with the passing of their father.
h9xh9xh9x wrote:
I love car songs. But, there seems to be a bit of sexual innuendo here, that makes the censors a bit uncomfortable.
Wankers the lot of them ;)
spoken version = not cool. too much like the commercial.
Please, stop. Please, please, stop. Awful. F- No cookie for you.
DrCyKosis wrote:
"...fast slow, fast fast slow". BLECH!
usually i'm hot for this version, but today it's just pissing me off.
"...fast slow, fast fast slow". BLECH!
shakitten wrote:
Okay...the "spoken" version is doing NOTHING for me. Go back to the original, PLEASE BILL!!!!!!
My sentiments exactly. The narration is just pretentious.
Just listened to the lyrics--Whew--HOT!
Okay...the "spoken" version is doing NOTHING for me. Go back to the original, PLEASE BILL!!!!!!
Shesdifferent wrote:
:bounce: Woo Hoo!
What she said.
Kaiser wrote:
That was discussed on page 1. And the book, while good, is a total mind f. Don't approach it as you would regular fiction.
TOTAL MIND F. Not since reading Lewis Carroll have I seen such liberties with typeface. It's like 3 novels in one. The house stays with you for months...maybe years after you close the book......
Kaiser wrote:
That was discussed on page 1.
Quite. I often forget to page back, what with the itty-bitty link at the bottom. Hmm... maybe we could do a term frequency/inverse document frequency comparison between a pending post and existing posts, and prompt the user so they know they're posting preexisting information?
mmmmmmm another for my ~music to f*&^ to~ ipod playlist!
UltraNurd wrote:
So apparently this is her brother reading excerpts from his novel, and this album is sort of a companion work.
That was discussed on page 1. And the book, while good, is a total mind f. Don't approach it as you would regular fiction.
LizDeines wrote:
Yes, Davin, I do have things to say, I guess I'm just not as proficient & profound as you.
Glad to hear it.
drtjdel wrote:
This is some trick with bucket seats.
Not really...think about it. What do they always say is a great position for women? :twisted:
The most fun about this song is the comments it brings out in RP fandom
favrood wrote:
Pink meets King Missile...
YES! Great comment. "I woke up and my P**** was missing again..I feel like less of a man when I dont have it on"
So apparently this is her brother reading excerpts from his novel, and this album is sort of a companion work. Poe on Wikipedia House of Leaves on Wikipedia Interesting background.
davin wrote:
8/10 song, 10/10 comment
Yes, Davin, I do have things to say, I guess I'm just not as proficient & profound as you.
rgrace wrote:
Not that nerdy, if he's gettin' some in the back seat on Mulholland...
This is REALLY gonna creep you out, but that "voice" is Poe's brother! :eek: (Or so I've heard)
Wolf825 wrote:
I like Poe, but this plain sucks with the nerdy guy talking. Awful, F-.
Not that nerdy, if he's gettin' some in the back seat on Mulholland...
horstman wrote:
RADIO PORNADISE
8/10 song, 10/10 comment
I need a cigarette... c.
*** Warning...politically incorrect statement follows *** I like Poe, but this version is retarded!
Yes lets go for a ride.
Love Poe. Rock on, woman.
It sounds like a Penthouse forum letter put to music. Does Penthouse still exist? Do they still have forum letters? Man I'm getting old.
scruzer wrote:
Reminds me of Thomas Dolby's "The Key To Her Ferarri"
That song is a lot of fun. Never heard it on RP though.
I feel the need to take a ride!
Let's get some Liz Phair or "Bob's Yer Uncle" in here. wink wink nudge nudge
Nice change! Good thing our office is kinda' empty...
Pink meets King Missle...
Also not a fan of the spoken-word version.
p4jkafla wrote:
ikky ikky.
Prude. :devil_pimp:
This is working for me in ways you don't want to hear about.
horstman wrote:
RADIO PORNADISE
I find Golfrapp's "Strict Machine" a lot more arousing than this.
Yeah, the spoken version doesn't really do it for me. This is the hidden track on this CD. I always rip my CDs immediately, and the software didn't see this track, so I didn't realize it was on there until a couple of years after I bought the album and I was listening to the CD in someone else's car.
:hug: after hearing this, how am i supposed to get work done now?
ikky ikky.
horstman wrote:
RADIO PORNADISE
I'd have to put this more in the erotica column. Very sexy, but not obscene.
Reminds me of Thomas Dolby's "The Key To Her Ferarri"
Wolf825 wrote:
I like Poe, but this plain sucks with the nerdy guy talking. Awful, F-.
How do you know he's a nerd?
My virgin ears!
RADIO PORNADISE
This is dreadful, but then what do you expect from someone named after one of the Tellytubbies ;-).
Poe is going to be president. At least of my world. She rocks.
Maybe he's a midget or something.
This is some trick with bucket seats.
The problem with the narration, is that the narrator just simply isn't very good.
dmax wrote:
Good to hear a portion of House on this, but it's hard to appreciate it without being able to be focused on the radio, which I can't at work. The guy speaking is her brother, Mark. He wrote this extraordinary book... If you haven't, you must read House of Leaves.
Ok, I bought this book because of stuff I've read on RP about it and it was completely amazing! READ IT!