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Bonnie Raitt — Spit of Love
Album: Fundamental
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's a howlin at my window, baby
I hear him closin in
That green-eyed jackal's got the scent
Knows I'll let him in
He slinks in by me at the fire
More bitter than the cold
And it's a rage as old as Hades
That'll sputter on these coals
I'm callin on the Furies, to let the toast begin
I'm roasting on the spit of love again
I never have believed you
But I stick around for more
Somethin bout that hollow in your eyes
There's a darkness at the core
Well, it's got me slowly turnin
I'm basting on the bone
I'm skewered like some drunken fool
In juices all my own
Callin the Furies' carrion choir
Singin me back upon the pyre
I'm roasting on that spit of love again
You can call it what you want
But it's lyin just the same
There's no mercy in these ashes, baby
When your love's a cryin shame
And they're howlin in moonlight, baby
They're here to call my bluff
They're wonderin if there'll ever come a day
When I'll have finally had enough
I'm callin on the Furies, to let the toast begin
I'm roasting on that spit of love again
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Was gonna post about how great this is.  But then I saw the last post and just can't add much.  This is one of her best, and it should be (will be) way more highly rated eventually, even if it is pretty standard blues.  The rhythm is new and what an amazing blues player she is.
This song is a Gem! Her tone is insane. She's gonna wake up Lowell and kick Sonny's ass with that sound!
{#Dancingbanana_2}Her band is fantastic too!
She's very talented.  But too many Bonnie songs sound the same.  Not my cuppa. 
Her voice throws me into a disheveled mess.
This song has got to be one of sexiest ever....oohh baby!
She's the real deal, all right... When I saw her at Red Rocks with Stevie Ray back in the mid-'80s, she stole the show. She still sizzles!
Always such great singers and players with Bonnie. The arrangements, engineering, all of it just top notch in Miss Bonnie's circle of music makers.
she is smokin' hot!
 sid1950 wrote:
Got this turned up to 12!

 
No offense but you can't really rock-out to Bonnie. Turning it up to "5" is about as loud as it needs to be.
Psssssssssssssssss!!! Yee-ouch them thighs are hot and sizzling and that bastin' juice got me slobbering'! my devilish fingers want a second helping of Sweet Bonnie yum yum : )

 
Ownage! Love it. 9 out of the gate.
Got this turned up to 12!
Just checked out this clip on YouTube - her voice is still just great. {#Bananajam}{#Notworthy}

Recorded(Live in Copenhagen, July 21st, 2013)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ2KEkGb5wA


I suddenly have the urge for some BBQ.
Just read the lyrics.  There's a blues lyrics, then there is BR 'splainin' it...ah..more vividly!
Somehow I missed this album. This sounds like Bonnie at her best! Nice juicy bluesy groove. Brings to mind her "Feeling of Falling".
Her voice and my ears were made as a matched set.
Bonnie's Boss.   i like the sound... up loud... between Freeway Jam and How Soon Is Now.  
Roasting on the spit of love?? Man, who came up with those lyrics? {#Doh}


If it were love, she wouldn't spit.  Sorry, couldn't help myself.   {#Redface}
Not sure what I like most about Bonnie Raitt: her voice, soul, or slide guitar playing.

I'll bob you on my spit of love duck, who's with me for a spit roast?


Haven't y'all heard?  Fifty is the new thirty!
 UhLain wrote:
I know I give out 9s pretty regularly, but this one I give with vhim and vigor.

L-O-V-E ME SOME Bonnie Raitt. I really think I'm a 50-yr old trapped in a 31-yr old's body with my musical tastes....
 

Haha, i came here to "raitt" this a 9 and then i read your comment. I'm 30 myself.... We're probably suffering from the same dicease... {#Wink}
I know I give out 9s pretty regularly, but this one I give with vhim and vigor.

L-O-V-E ME SOME Bonnie Raitt. I really think I'm a 50-yr old trapped in a 31-yr old's body with my musical tastes....
There we go!  relief at last *********************
Bill should play 'Lover's Spit' by Broken Social Scene next.{#Roflol}

I know, but I amuse myself. 
Sexy stuff.
Great example of a producer's role in helping an artist find their voice. She published a huge amount of work before she teamed up with Don Was, but his careful ear and appreciation of her art made her a household name.
Don't know much of her work, but this song's great!
Nice segue from "Freeway Jam,"—another example of minimal, melodic guitar work, only this time Bonnie on slide.

bonnie raitt by ~kenmeyerjr
ken meyer jr   ©2004-2010 ~kenmeyerjr

Another gallery show piece.

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before there was Lucinda, there was Bonnie

Bonnie Raitt w. Crosby, Stills and Nash - "Love Has No Pride" Live (2009)

"25th Anniversary The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden - 2009/10/29 & 30"

"Art is Resistance"


Just saw her in concert last Saturday night in St. Augustine, FL; she can tear up a guitar!  Very gracious and sincere person on stage.  Never really knew much of her body of work, but I was mega impressed with her guitar work.
 lawman wrote:
That's a great band behind her! Great song.

This woman has had a strong voice for years, and she always has a tight funk band behind her.  Love that sloppy slide guitar.
I love the way she makes me that slide groan and wail.


Bonnie Raitt - "I Can't Make You Love Me" Live
this is the original  "I Can't Make You Love Me" here with Bruce Randall Hornsby on piano.

"this song always brings tears in my eyes...
knowing you're in love w/ someone you cant have because it's just very wrong...and having just one chance to hold him is enough to treasure it for a lifetime...all i have are chances or maybe just a chance."


That's a great band behind her! Great song.

 bam23 wrote:
Coming from someone who has not much cared for Bonnie Raitt over the years, this is really good. Possibly seeing her in Philadelphia around 1973 so drunk she could not even bother to play more than lazy chords colored my perceptions. All is forgiven, Bonnie.
 
Seeing her now is much different.  Of course the crowd is a lot grayer and a little more sober also. {#Lol}  

Damn. This, right now, is fine. Makes me want to go spend some money. Naysayers reconsider, recant, repent.
same old same old...yawn....
{#Sleep}
Coming from someone who has not much cared for Bonnie Raitt over the years, this is really good. Possibly seeing her in Philadelphia around 1973 so drunk she could not even bother to play more than lazy chords colored my perceptions. All is forgiven, Bonnie.
 it's got me slowly turnin
I'm basting on the bone
I'm skewered like some drunken fool
In juices all my own

Bonnie Raitt cant get enough basting on the bone
Love the fiery grind of this tune.
Bonnie has honed her grit and authenticity to a fine point.
She knows pain.
anniebear wrote:
...is a woman's woman. Three cheers for Bonnie Raitt!
Uuuummmmmmmm, I dunno, she gets my juices boilin' and I am DEFINITELY NOT a woman! But I do agree with the three cheers part.
Boring Bonnie.
Hannio wrote:
Dyslexics untie.
I understand redheads were burned at the stake in medieval Poland.
Raunchy! sirrus wrote:
I'm basting on the bone I'm skewered like some drunken fool In juices all my own :eek:
A lot of Bonnie's songs sound like, "Come over here, you fine lookin' young boy!" =^)
dmax wrote:
"Roasting on the spit of love..." doesn't trigger anything but negative connotations.
I'm basting on the bone I'm skewered like some drunken fool In juices all my own :eek:
Al_Koholic wrote:
Spit or Swallow. Oooopssss sorry.
Badda Boom, Badda Bing, know what I'm talk'n 'bout?? Even though...you know, still good music, none-the less!
RedQueen wrote:
red heads unite.
Dyslexics untie.
I recognize her incredible slide playing from across the room....
Well, it ain't astounding, but at least it's not "Something to Talk About"
cptbuz wrote:
great song, terrible title. "Spit of Love"...sounds like a name of a second rate adult film.
Spit or Swallow. Oooopssss sorry.
JB is like Beck a solid 9.0nigelr wrote:
Can't get enough Bonnie, BBQed or not!
Can't get enough Bonnie, BBQed or not! Most definitely the real deal!
cptbuz wrote:
great song, terrible title. "Spit of Love"...sounds like a name of a second rate adult film.
yup. I love Bonnie, but this song always makes me cringe. "Roasting on the spit of love..." doesn't trigger anything but negative connotations.
Wow a real grown up woman! Go Bonnie!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!! An absolute 10. What a piece of art. Amazing...
Yes, Bonnie is the real deal. Saw her with Stevie Ray at Red Rocks back in 86 I think it was. Dang she's still mighty good, too...
She played Telluride B-Grass last summer. WOW! What a woman. She melts me. :hearteyes:
rayraspi wrote:
I can't recall anything Bonnie Raitt has ever done besides have a white streak in her hair that demands that she get the airtime and publicity that she does. :frustrated:
Except for beautiful songs, great guitar playing, one of the best voices in pophistory and a wonderful personality, I guess you're right :dance:
anniebear wrote:
So good to hear Bonnie on RP! She's a classy lady, and her musical chops are top notch. I especially like her older stuff, but I like all her stuff really. SHe plays one mean blues guitar, writes some poingnant lyrics and is a woman's woman. Three cheers for Bonnie Raitt!
:yell: Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!
rayraspi wrote:
The verse progression is identical to 'Doors - Riders on the Storm' --- listen to the keyboards on the left channel. Probably just paid them for the masters by the sounds if it... :rolleyes: I can't recall anything Bonnie Raitt has ever done besides have a white streak in her hair that demands that she get the airtime and publicity that she does. :frustrated:
"Riders On The Storm", Had some of the cheapest drug inspired lyrics know to man. This song can't even be compared. :fight:
So good to hear Bonnie on RP! She's a classy lady, and her musical chops are top notch. I especially like her older stuff, but I like all her stuff really. SHe plays one mean blues guitar, writes some poingnant lyrics and is a woman's woman. Three cheers for Bonnie Raitt!
I can't recall anything Bonnie Raitt has ever done besides have a white streak in her hair that demands that she get the airtime and publicity that she does. :frustrated:
And what difference do you make? :lol:
great song, terrible title. "Spit of Love"...sounds like a name of a second rate adult film.
eman wrote:
The little girlz in the biz 2-day can't hold a candle to BR...Oh Yeah.. :cowboy:
Yep. There ya go. 'nuff said.
The little girlz in the biz 2-day can't hold a candle to BR...Oh Yeah.. :cowboy:
rayraspi wrote:
The verse progression is identical to 'Doors - Riders on the Storm' --- listen to the keyboards on the left channel. Probably just paid them for the masters by the sounds if it... :rolleyes: I can't recall anything Bonnie Raitt has ever done besides have a white streak in her hair that demands that she get the airtime and publicity that she does. :frustrated:
Well, thank GOD you are in the minority. Bonnie is a goddess! When YOU can sing AND play phenomenal slide, maybe you'll have a clue as to just how talented she is. You're missing out, Ray....
What a great way to start a Monday! Great tune.
Such a cool tune - very cool slide. I love the production on this one too. Bonnie is gold!
Sweet! :bounce: :mrgreen: :bounce: :mrgreen: :bounce:
Hmm,...Bonnie Raitt + Psych Furs = Spit of Love Spit Love... Aww spit, I LOVE this!
What a voice... and her playing is truly amazing.
I've been a Bonnie fan since her first (self-titled) album came out (in 1971?). She has never failed to amaze me with her incredible slide playing. I think her voice just gets better with age and maturity.
Her wailing, screaming slide work made me stop what I was doing. Strong song, passionate vocal and riveting guitar. Raitt is one of those rare Pop Geniuses. :notworthy:
aharamanx wrote:
Very few women can belt out a tune like Bonnie. :clap: :bounce: :clap:
Very few people can belt out a tune like Bonnie. :clap: :bounce: :clap:
:notworthy: :bounce: :notworthy: :bounce: :notworthy:
(pimp) I am diggin it.
Very few women can belt out a tune like Bonnie. :clap: :bounce: :clap:
red heads unite.
She is one of the best ever. :notworthy: :notworthy:
I love, love, love her mellow, smoky, expressive-but-cool voice! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Originally Posted by rayraspi: The verse progression is identical to 'Doors - Riders on the Storm' --- listen to the keyboards on the left channel. Probably just paid them for the masters by the sounds if it... :rolleyes:
Are you naive enough to think that every song was created in a vacuum, without any outside influences at all? I think that's pretty impossible in both art and music.
Originally Posted by rohart: Some of Bonnie's songs are kind of ho hum, but a song like this makes me realize how awesome she can be. You can feel the lust/passion/intensity of the emotion here. WOW! :notworthy:
I agree.
The slide work is excellent - haunting and very very cool... :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Some of Bonnie\'s songs are kind of ho hum, but a song like this makes me realize how awesome she can be. You can feel the lust/passion/intensity of the emotion here. WOW! :notworthy:
Love the slide.... :cool: :cool:
Actually I think it came a couple of Decades ago and was called Riders on the Storm :) :D
Originally Posted by Leslie: lily, you are correct. I was probably on drugs when I wrote that :lol:
The verse progression is identical to \'Doors - Riders on the Storm\' --- listen to the keyboards on the left channel. Probably just paid them for the masters by the sounds if it... :roll: I can\'t recall anything Bonnie Raitt has ever done besides have a white streak in her hair that demands that she get the airtime and publicity that she does. :frustrated:
This song really works following Morphine's Whisper. Nice Bill. :cool:
That\'s hot. Dot
Bonnie\'s got magic fingers as well a voice!
Who ever gave this song a 1 :roll: needs to back away from the CRACK PIPE :lol: and switch to beer, and not that cheap stuff :D
What a lovely, mellow, soulful song. Love that sound. Especially the distorted(?) keyboard in combination with the slide guitar.
Originally Posted by lily33: i love this tune. but i didn't think it was an "earlier" tune, as what leslie commented about it. i thought it came out in 1997 or 1998. either way, this is fabulous.
lily, you are correct. I was probably on drugs when I wrote that :lol:
Maybe I\'m biased because I don\'t like Bonnie Raitt... but I don\'t think that\'s the case... I just really don\'t like this song.:roll:
i love this tune. but i didn\'t think it was an \"earlier\" tune, as what leslie commented about it. i thought it came out in 1997 or 1998. either way, this is fabulous.
Yeah, what justlistening said!
bonnie is class