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Santana — No One To Depend On
Album: III
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Released: 1971
Length: 5:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I ain't got nobody that I can depend on
I ain't got nobody that I can depend on

Ain't got nobody that I can depend on
Ain't got nobody that I can depend on

Ain't got no one (no tengo a nadie)
That I know of (no tengo a nadie)
That I can depend on (no tengo a nadie)

Ain't got no one (no tengo a nadie)
Got nobody (no tengo a nadie)
That I can depend on (no tengo a nadie)

I ain't got nobody that I can depend on (no tengo a nadie)
I ain't got nobody that I can depend on (no tengo a nadie)
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 the_jake wrote:

Just the right amount of Cow Bell    MOO

Needs MORE Cow Bell!   (lol)     
 thewiseking wrote:
Great album cover
 

Really? 'Cause I think the opposite every time I see it...  
 DeeCee1109 wrote:


Could it have used more cow bell, though?
 
Just the right amount of Cow Bell    MOO
Love dat Santana trilogy
When Santana is playing turn that ish up boy
If you go see them - make sure you wear your tribal dancing shoes!!!  They still rock OMG the percussion.{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}
great! at the right moment!
Great album cover
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Back in the day when I was a mobile dj I remember I often used to pop this track on when testing the equipment. i.e. when setting up - get the sound system working 1st and crank up some music while you were working!

It brings back a lot of memories and I have a tingling down my back of the expectation of a night to come full of dancing, beer, spliffs, girls, fun, fights, flashing lights, smoke machines and all that went into those marvellous and simple times. 

 
Awesome memories!  I also remember listening to Santana in my early years of smoking MJ, way back when I was 17/18, and I think I used some of my Columbia House or BMG "freebies" on several Santana discs (and PF and Doors) and something about Santana, with nice headphones, really got me feeling great! 
They're playing at "The House of Blues" Vegas- Jan 25-29, 2017, see you there!
Funny, I was just thinking about how the guitar in the previous John Osborne track had a similar tone to Santana. 
The two guitars playing the same riff in different keys is just exquisite!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Back in the day when I was a mobile dj I remember I often used to pop this track on when testing the equipment. i.e. when setting up - get the sound system working 1st and crank up some music while you were working!

It brings back a lot of memories and I have a tingling down my back of the expectation of a night to come full of dancing, beer, spliffs, girls, fun, fights, flashing lights, smoke machines and all that went into those marvellous and simple times. 

 
{#Clap}
I have tickets to see him in August {#Dancingbanana}
Back in the day when I was a mobile dj I remember I often used to pop this track on when testing the equipment. i.e. when setting up - get the sound system working 1st and crank up some music while you were working!

It brings back a lot of memories and I have a tingling down my back of the expectation of a night to come full of dancing, beer, spliffs, girls, fun, fights, flashing lights, smoke machines and all that went into those marvellous and simple times. 
 unclehud wrote:

Cover art is spellbinding.  OK, maybe you had to be there.  Music is spellbinding, and will be until the day I stop drawing breath.



 
This whole album is spellbinding. Blow your fookin' ears off. I think the best of the Santana bunch, back when it was the classic pulse pounding tidal wave of sound the band and he made their names on. 

Cover art is spellbinding.  OK, maybe you had to be there.  Music is spellbinding, and will be until the day I stop drawing breath.


 merkin_muffley wrote:
Really should listen to Santana from this period. His current stuff is almost Muzak, the latest in particular.
 

I've been told he has a massive ego. Well, with his godlike playing I suppose that's reasonable.
It's Telex.
 

EssexTex wrote:
Is he playing a fax machine in this one?.......
Any hoo it's awful.

 


Santana is great I remember when I used to go to outdoor concerts he was the best.  Played all night if you let him. Love his jams his new stuff is real good too
 
Supermusic!
Absolute thumbs up!!
 merkin_muffley wrote:
Really should listen to Santana from this period. His current stuff is almost Muzak, the latest in particular.
 
The first 4 albums are bona fide classics (and yes, I gotta agree, some of the later stuff is pretty lame).
Really should listen to Santana from this period. His current stuff is almost Muzak, the latest in particular.
I love it when the bottom just drops right out in the middle of the intro then it all kicks back in hard, like A Ton of Blue Bricks! Kinda like the situation the dude is in here. It all sure resonates Deep and Blue through Life, too!
 LowPhreak wrote:


We could easily make that same argument for 99% of music that's not improv. Depends on what you personally consider boring and predictable.
 

Good point.
Love Santana's old stuff {#Guitarist}
 mfassett wrote:
I doubt if that middle guitar solo is carlos... can anyone verify?  Just doesn't sound like him... he's not repeating himself and doing those cliche licks he usually does.  Is that when Neil Schon was in the band?  The guitar at the end sounds like him though.... 
 
Neil Schon does all the "wah wah" stuff and in general has a wilder sound. 

Now that's what I call MUSIC!

Rock on!

Will always sound good. So good. So damn good!
really cool
Nice!
A tad 'busy' for this time of day.
 AdyMiles wrote:
oh my goodness, Santana all sounds the same! and it's all boring and predictable
 

We could easily make that same argument for 99% of music that's not improv. Depends on what you personally consider boring and predictable.

{#Yell}  "no tengo a nadie!"

I like Santana, in general. However, I must admit his improvisations tend to be a tad predictable ... this particular track is a little cheesy ;-) {#Sunny}


Not a big Santana fan, but have always dug this one.{#Clap}
Is he playing a fax machine in this one?.......
Any hoo it's awful.
 AdyMiles wrote:
oh my goodness, Santana all sounds the same! and it's all boring and predictable
 

Are your ears painted on? This isn't their best, but Santana has made a few almost perfect songs.
 jimbaca wrote:
There is never any mistaking Carlos' soaring rifts.  Anyone who has seen him in concert (five times for me) will know the reason why he has been around for so long.  Being a resident of New Mexico, we know that no wedding is complete without his music to dance to. 

Please play "Samba Para Ti" at my funeral.

To Carlos:  We love you and the charitable work you do for the children!
 
It's always nice to hear when successful artists give back! {#Sunny}
oh my goodness, Santana all sounds the same! and it's all boring and predictable
I'll tell ya, get on yur bicycle and turn this one up and you're good for another 10 miles!  Never gets old to me, and I'm old.
I'd forgotten this album.... had it when I was a kid. Cool!!!
good old Carlos Santana..............{#Motor}
I doubt if that middle guitar solo is carlos... can anyone verify?  Just doesn't sound like him... he's not repeating himself and doing those cliche licks he usually does.  Is that when Neil Schon was in the band?  The guitar at the end sounds like him though.... 
 More_Cowbell wrote:
I feel this way about the election.
 
Am I to presume you are satisfied with the amount of cowbell on this one?


I hear you loud and clear!!!!!
 MojoJojo wrote:
Sweet, delicious cow bell...
Who are the all-time great virtuoso cowbell players?
I wonder how many years of practise it takes to really wring a
full, rich, warm tone out of a cowbell? And I heard that the cowbells with the
best tone have spent at least five years around the neck of a Swiss cow
exposed to the driving rain, blistering sun and levee mud of the hillsides
around Bern and Zurich.
 


Same old Carlos........Still leaving tracks in the sand, that no one else can follow.....{#Cheers}
There is never any mistaking Carlos' soaring rifts.  Anyone who has seen him in concert (five times for me) will know the reason why he has been around for so long.  Being a resident of New Mexico, we know that no wedding is complete without his music to dance to. 

Please play "Samba Para Ti" at my funeral.

To Carlos:  We love you and the charitable work you do for the children!
Weird the car radio followed me into the house. If I feed it will it go away?
I feel this way about the election.
 Misterfixit wrote:


Did you check with your headphones on? I am right now switching between the RP stream and the flac format rip from the CD. Same . Cowbell in the right ear along with lead guitar. Bongos on the left and the rest of the band in the back center right. Drums in the middle back. Ah, now the separation just changed between the flac copy and RP. Maybe a transmission anomaly? Still with headphones it sound very together and not muddled. OK, now I just switched to the Klipsch speaker system using 7.1 sound ... pretty much the same here.

Beats me, bro ...

Can't depend upon anything these days ... Nada!

Cheers,

Dave
 

Could it have used more cow bell, though?
I'm trippin' on this one................... y'all dig the bass work (and everything the heck else) on this mutha'


nagsheadlocal wrote:
I was surprised to hear the same poor stereo separation on this as I remember from high school. Is those one of those albums that has yet to be properly remastered?
Did you check with your headphones on? I am right now switching between the RP stream and the flac format rip from the CD. Same . Cowbell in the right ear along with lead guitar. Bongos on the left and the rest of the band in the back center right. Drums in the middle back. Ah, now the separation just changed between the flac copy and RP. Maybe a transmission anomaly? Still with headphones it sound very together and not muddled. OK, now I just switched to the Klipsch speaker system using 7.1 sound ... pretty much the same here. Beats me, bro ... Can't depend upon anything these days ... Nada! Cheers, Dave
I was surprised to hear the same poor stereo separation on this as I remember from high school. Is those one of those albums that has yet to be properly remastered?
Carlos is a minor god...well, major, musically. Every note is sweet ephemeral beauty.
rgj13 wrote:
I also met him in a Safeway once. He had on really cool black leather pants, and, being (a) a stupid fame-struck teenager, and (b) stoned out of my skull, I'm pretty sure about all I said was "You f*ckin rock, dude, and those pants are sweeet."
:lol:
xkolibuul wrote:
Oye ninyo, dinos tus porquerias en ingles la proxima vez ya que tu espanol (ni quiero hablar de tus opiniones musicales) es una barbaridad. Desgraciado...
:roflol: :roflol: :roflol: ¿Qué carajo es ninyo?
coldatlantic wrote:
Every song is the same, goes on for 10 minutes, and bores me completely to tears.
Couldn't agree more.
Sweet, delicious cow bell... :hungry:
walk wrote:
Name one song that's better than this. One. YOU CAN'T! ;) 10+
Sure I can. The macarena song is better than this.
No comment! B r i l l i a n t !! :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2::dancingbanana_2::dancingbanana_2::dancingbanana_2:
Paul Reed Smith brand "guitar noodle soup".
"no one to depend on"... and most everything else by Santana; he's just as amazing in concert as on CD. I never get tired of Carlos..
I ain't got nobody..... That I can depend on..... More profound words were never spoken nor sung.
jberko wrote:
Ay Carumba! Carlos.. Tu eres un hombre malo y tu guitar is un weapano de mass destruciona!
Oye ninyo, dinos tus porquerias en ingles la proxima vez ya que tu espanol (ni quiero hablar de tus opiniones musicales) es una barbaridad. Desgraciado...
This is pedestrian Santana. Too bad he has not ventured beyond pop on more occasions.
coldatlantic wrote:
Every song is the same, goes on for 10 minutes, and bores me completely to tears.
Although he's a great guitarist, I've just never liked the Santana sound. The guitar "solo" here really is outstanding. It's the song on either side that grates on the blackboard: "I ain't got nobody........." Some of the dullest stuff to ever get played ad-nausium on classic rock - a real waste of talent.
Every song is the same, goes on for 10 minutes, and bores me completely to tears.
I've liked Santana for years! Great beat.
Name one song that's better than this. One. YOU CAN'T! ;) 10+
Ay Carumba! Carlos.. Tu eres un hombre malo y tu guitar is un weapano de mass destruciona!
Now he depends on lame jam sessions with slightly modified guitar solos for a quick buck with quasi-rock-boy bands like Matchbox Twenty and that other guy who sings like Bill Cllinton with a sore throat (the guy who they play ALL the time on radio stations "You remind me of who I really am")
Ahhh... pre sell-out. Excellent!
catmaven wrote:
Not readily distinguishable from "Oye como va." I would not mind never hearing Santana again. The "rock" crossover souns merely a guitarish imitatio of Jimi Hendrix.
Now that's just plain stupid.
Carlos forever!!!
The unmistakable sound of Carlos...not his most inspiring tune, how about a bit of caravanserai...
Not readily distinguishable from "Oye como va." I would not mind never hearing Santana again. The "rock" crossover souns merely a guitarish imitatio of Jimi Hendrix. For dancing it would be pretty good. :2dancingbananas: For listening, however . . . :yawn: :-& :beat: :roll:
Damas y caballeros, el gran y Santana maravilloso
Sounds sooo good without the teeny bopper bimbos singing along! :clap:
Oh yeah, he still has it! He opened for the Dead in the late 80's and was fantastic, simply godlike! :notworthy:
PREMO !! (pimp) :bounce: :bounce: (pimp)
Originally Posted by Spliff: I am always surprised at the negative reaction Carlos gets on the comments page. He is an excellent guitar player and anyone who saw a live show back in the seventies can testify to his greatness.
I've seen him twice live, once in the 80s, once in the 90s, and can testify he hadn't lost it then. Still hasn't, IMO, though I like his more recent pop stuff less. I also met him in a Safeway once. He had on really cool black leather pants, and, being (a) a stupid fame-struck teenager, and (b) stoned out of my skull, I'm pretty sure about all I said was "You f*ckin rock, dude, and those pants are sweeet." Ah, memories.
I am always surprised at the negative reaction Carlos gets on the comments page. He is an excellent guitar player and anyone who saw a live show back in the seventies can testify to his greatness.
Maybe i was born too late (1970..) i had no idea that Santana had put out such freaked out bursts of noise. All i had heard to date was that damn \'black magic woman\' and the big radio hit. Pleasantly suprising!
Sometimes I wish my brain didn\'t smell like bacon. https://www.propel.ne.jp/~johndoe
Big Paulie is talking to that dang rat he named after Carlos agin, yecch.