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Grant Lee Buffalo — SuperSloMotion
Album: Jubilee
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1257









Released: 1998
Length: 5:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sleepy rhythms were lulling us
Trolling down a long canal
Onto savage shores and gilded floors
Of coliseums through the load-in door

Certain of this one thing
Certain of this one thing
Certain of this one thing
That super slow motion got the upper hand on me
On me
On me

Holy visions had ceased to come
My tongue was numb and I was feeling tired
Crying out in a wordless howl
Screeching off to the underground

Certain of this one thing (of this one thing)
Certain of this one thing (of this one thing)
Certain of this one thing (of this one thing)
That super slow motion got the upper hand on me
On me
On me
On me

Sleepy rhythms were lulling us
Syrup sweet and poisonous
How I found my way back I'm not sure
Through the channels and little streets that curve

Certain (certain) of this one thing (of this one thing)
Certain of (certain of) this one thing (this one thing)
Certain (certain) of this one thing (of this one thing)
That super slow motion got the upper hand on me
On me
On me
On me

Certain (certain) of this one thing (of this one thing)
Certain of (certain of) this one thing (this one thing)
Certain (certain) of this one thing (of this one thing)
That super slow motion got the upper hand on me
On me
On me
On me
On me
On me
On me
On me

On me
On me
On me
Ooh ooh ooh
Got the upper hand (ooh ooh ooh)
Got the upper hand (ooh ooh ooh)
Got the upper hand (on me)
Got the upper hand the upper hand on me
On me
On me
On me
Oh oh oh
Comments (135)add comment
Well, not remarkable - but certainly I find it enjoyable.
(Hmmm... does the fact that I made a remark, make it remarkable?)
 DrLex wrote:

Not everyone has the urge to write a comment every time they hear a song, I guess… Only the songs that are either incredibly good or awfully bad tend to gather an endless stream of comments. This one, even though pretty good, is probably not remarkable enough.
 
is that the way you're supposed to do it? 
Still only 7 - Quite Likeable to me  so I Skip
on meeeeeee
 DrLex wrote:

Not everyone has the urge to write a comment every time they hear a song, I guess… Only the songs that are either incredibly good or awfully bad tend to gather an endless stream of comments. This one, even though pretty good, is probably not remarkable enough.

 
How many comments there are also has a lot to do with how often the song is played. I love Grant-Lee Buffalo & Grant-Lee Phillips but don't recall ever hearing this on RP before. 
I increase to from 5 to  7 - Quite Likeable
 coloradojohn wrote:
I really like this song, but the lyrics make me wonder if he's singing about heroin, downers... Not a good thing at all, but hey, great tune!

 
Worked for Johnny Cash, Jackson Browne, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, etc etc but it may have been their perkier, somewhat more "upbeat" tone singing about cocaine...  Nothing wrong with drugs.
fun art on this album cover, still not persuaded by their sound 
 miamizsun wrote:

me too

i'm a big fan
{#Music}

 
{#Wave}
 MayBaby wrote:
I will comment: 9 >10
I absolutely love this.

 
me too

i'm a big fan


{#Music}
I will comment: 9 >10
I absolutely love this.
 timmus wrote:
Why do I see my comment from 2 years ago six slots down?  Are there not many people on here?
 
Not everyone has the urge to write a comment every time they hear a song, I guess… Only the songs that are either incredibly good or awfully bad tend to gather an endless stream of comments. This one, even though pretty good, is probably not remarkable enough.
Why do I see my comment from 2 years ago six slots down?  Are there not many people on here?
Agree !
Killer playlist this morning!!! {#Roflol}
I really like this song, but the lyrics make me wonder if he's singing about heroin, downers... Not a good thing at all, but hey, great tune!
summarily bumped to 7! {#Sunny}
I never heard this before... Dig it!
Is anyone ever going to grant Lee his buffalo? Curious and warped minds want to know :o)
Am I the only one who thought this was The Wallflowers?

Nice mid-1990s sound... gems like this are why I tune into RP.
 easmann wrote:
 
Again, no. I mean, if it reminds you of them, then, I guess it does. 

I am perplexified.

 
It reminds me of Jack White
Reminds me of Pearl Jam a bit, and that's a good thing.
 easmann wrote:
 
Again, no. I mean, if it reminds you of them, then, I guess it does. 

I am perplexified.

 
Your comments absolutely made me lol! Partially because i agree a million percent but mostly because your paternal correction of mystifying comparisons...😭
 Delawhere wrote:
Sounds like Joe Walsh to me
 
There are no similarities that I can detect musically or vocally. I'm not denying that this sounds like to Joe to you.

 Muddyman3019 wrote:
Sort of a Cowboy Junkies sound with that spooky harmonica 
  
Again, no. I mean, if it reminds you of them, then, I guess it does. 

I am perplexified.
This is good sounding stuff on my Friday afternoon.  Particularly with the Lee Grant connection. Thanks for that.
Sort of a Cowboy Junkies sound with that spooky harmonica 
Nice!!!!!!
Kind of sounds like a young Greg Brown, singing at the Sanctuary Bar in Iowa City. 
Sounds like Joe Walsh to me
sweet grant-lee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWC6IU0T2Bs
Love GLP's voice ... great live, too
Soooo goood
Grooooovey!
This reminds me of Buffalo Grill. Happy memories of a cheesy french restaurant serving excellent entrecôtes and an occasional sparerib after a long long day driving during our honeymoon.
tired of this one...
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Funny how the mind works, you think of Ed Asner via the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection and I think of Lee Grant.

Lee Grant

 
It's a lattice o' coincidence: 

"Repo Man" (1984):
Miller and Otto from "Repo Man"

Miller: A lot o' people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch o' unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice o' coincidence that lays on top o' everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.

Otto: You eat a lot of acid, Miller, back in the hippie days?

Miller: I'll give you another instance: you know how everybody's into weirdness right now?...


{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}x100,000
 Mike_Sneade wrote:
Very nice.{#Biggrin}
 
What i said! {#Heartkiss}
I love this band and album.  I saw them in Briz-vegas on the tour for Jubilee.  The whole gig was awesome but what stands way out in my memory was the guy they had on piano for My, My, My going absolutely spare on a live spree that blew my then young mind to pieces.
LIKE!
Very nice.{#Biggrin}
Haven't heard this in a while. I like it more. For half the song he sounds like Vedder. Only better. That rhymes. You can use it. Sometimes. 
                                                      {#Daisy}
 ick wrote:

Yeah, just like those damn orgasms.
 
Burn. Awesome!
 Swan_Jack wrote:
Make me think of such a great show in Paris in the 90's.
 
Makes me picture Lee's Buffalo for give grand!
Make me think of such a great show in Paris in the 90's.
 Rmike wrote:
Too many songs last too long
 
Yeah, just like those damn orgasms.
Not Bad...
from 7 to a 9.  Reminds me of the Black Keys a little.
Too many songs last too long


 inthefog wrote:
I discovered Grant Lee Buffalo (and Grant Lee Phillips) thanks to Radio Paradise.  I love this band and still melt completely when I hear GLP's voice. {#Hearteyes}   One of the reasons I keep coming back to RP :) 
 
Ditto.  Like Beck, GLP's stuff is new/different sounding to me, yet is still clearly real rock 'n roll.  TFTT RP.

I've heard this more than once, but never quite like this time, and it impressed me mightily; the continually building and releasing ascending crescendos of breath and melody and bass and drums...simply, superbly symphonic in its sonic brilliance, and mind you, I am justly stunned and presently well happy about it!

BadAss
oh, I dig it!
 
I discovered Grant Lee Buffalo (and Grant Lee Phillips) thanks to Radio Paradise.  I love this band and still melt completely when I hear GLP's voice. {#Hearteyes}   One of the reasons I keep coming back to RP :) 
I usually hate falsetto, but he pulls it off
 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
Grant in the same hour as Kristin Hersh!  I saw them together in a small club in Ann Arbor a few years ago.  Both great live performers.
 
I haven't seen Kristin perform, but I can vouch for Grant!  Saw him at the Belly-Up in Solana Beach CA a couple years ago — he certainly gives it his all, he was soaking wet with sweat when I gave him a hug after the show!  Such a nice guy — and his voice gives me shivers.  {#Hearteyes}

perfect song for how today is moving, before the long weekend, its in SUPERSLOMOTION


 scrubbrush wrote:
Grant Lee Buffalo is my favorite artist from the 80s that i didn't discover until 2008...

thanks to RP, of course
 

...they're from the nineties, actually - and grant-lee phillips has put out several albums over the past decade, too...
I bought this CD when it came out and forgot about it. After listening to this, I might have to dig it out of my CD storage and play it.{#Smile}
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Funny how the mind works, you think of Ed Asner via the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection and I think of Lee Grant.

Lee Grant
 
And I riff on Norton Buffalo and Donna the Buffalo.

Do not why, cover art reminded me Lenore {#Smile}



What a cool song!
Grant Lee Buffalo is my favorite artist from the 80s that i didn't discover until 2008...

thanks to RP, of course
Sleepy rhythms were lulling us
Syrup sweet and poisonous
How I found my way back, I'm not sure
Through the channels and little streets that curve

Nice except the falsetto gets progressively more annoying as the song continues.  Almost need to reach for the volume down button.
Been a while...thanks! {#Daisy}
Just LOVE his voice — I compare it to Tiramisu:  not overly sweet, but refreshing and complex at the same time
yuk. anything original to listen to? hate stupid lyrics.
Why does this song make me happy?
This to Carina Round - Downslow would be a tasty segue 

Nice!
 handyrae wrote:
Sort of sounds like Bono being poked with a pointy stick.
 
not pointy enough.

Very nice {#Cheesygrin}


 Oscar_the_Grouch wrote:

You say that like it's a Bad Thing.
 
Well, Bono being poked by a stick IS a good thing, the sound it makes isn't.
 jagdriver wrote:
And don't forget U.S. Civil War Generals Grant and Lee. Don't know where they would have dined on buffalo, though......
 
Buffalo's got some great wing places.....

 jagdriver wrote:
And don't forget U.S. Civil War Generals Grant and Lee. Don't know where they would have dined on buffalo, though......
 
{#Lol} Nice.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Funny how the mind works, you think of Ed Asner via the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection and I think of Lee Grant.
 

And don't forget U.S. Civil War Generals Grant and Lee. Don't know where they would have dined on buffalo, though......
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Funny how the mind works, you think of Ed Asner via the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection and I think of Lee Grant.

Lee Grant
 
And here in Oz thousands of years ago we had a DJ named Grant Lee

 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
This one always gets me thinking of Ed Asner. I think it's the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection. Both names sound similiar.
 
Funny how the mind works, you think of Ed Asner via the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection and I think of Lee Grant.

Lee Grant


 handyrae wrote:
Sort of sounds like Bono being poked with a pointy stick.
 
You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

Sort of sounds like Bono being poked with a pointy stick.
This works for me!
this rocks!!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
I really like most GLB songs but this one I dislike.
This dude has the coolest voice; its like Johnny Cash, if he covers a song, he makes it His. Not flaky, whiny or weak; just full of character. I wish him and the two old Jayhawks would get together for something; that'd be cool....

Grant in the same hour as Kristin Hersh!  I saw them together in a small club in Ann Arbor a few years ago.  Both great live performers.
Just picked this up for $5.00 on wed. I thank RP for turning me on to Mr. Grant Lee Phillips.
gosh....brings back so many memories of time past.

LOVE this whole cd. this song especially...
{#Music}
Brilliant song, brilliant album. Saw a show from this tour, was elbows on the stage and was BLOWN AWAY. Fan forever.
Bails wrote:
I'm new why can't i hear it?
Because newness is a state of being, not a sound.
GREAT SURPRISE!
timjclark wrote:
Did Ed have such a silky singing voice too? :ask: :jump:
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
This one always gets me thinking of Ed Asner. I think it's the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection. Both names sound similiar.
Did Ed have such a silky singing voice too? :ask: :jump:
Got a little Del Amitri going there at the end. More recent Simple Minds at the beginning. Grant Lee all over, though. Quite likeable.
Touring in Boston tonight...
hmmm... I was thinking Remy Zero
Whirlpool wrote:
Maybe it's just me, But it kind of sounds like Bono & Michael Stype doing a duet.
Haha, that's exactly what I thought too. I kind of like it though.
I'm new why can't i hear it?
This is quite good.
RParadise wrote:
Didn't we just play some Grant Lee Buffalo? Oh, no. That was Donna the Buffalo. How can you keep these bovine groups straight?
Promoters could save sign space by booking Donna the Grant Lee Buffalo Tom
This one always gets me thinking of Ed Asner. I think it's the Grant Lee/Lou Grant connection. Both names sound similiar.
Maybe it's just me, But it kind of sounds like Bono & Michael Stype doing a duet.
Didn't we just play some Grant Lee Buffalo? Oh, no. That was Donna the Buffalo. How can you keep these bovine groups straight?
:cool:
I like the fella's voice - reminds me of someone else hmmm ... Damien Rice ... lyrics work, beat works too :music:
Yes, the beat is reminiscent of dutiful marital consumation.
eehh... not so much.
There are a lot better tracks on this album, like "sanctuary" and "seconds". this one's on the lame side.
Hmmm...well this is -OK-, but I can see myself getting sick of it if I listen to it once or twice more...not a good sign. Maybe add it to the "Once a Decade" rotation, Bill? ;-)
Tux wrote:
Yes, I first thought my filter wasn't working, or there was a new U2 song where the `artist' was spelt wrong. This is just as horrible. Added to mute. :puke:
Maybe you should write a programme that now and then switches RP on instead of off, saves you a lot of work!
This is icky like Shawn Mullins is icky
Max wrote:
Ripping off what from U2?
Yes, I first thought my filter wasn't working, or there was a new U2 song where the `artist' was spelt wrong. This is just as horrible. Added to mute. :puke:
Started RP about an hour ago... When this song came up, I turned up the volume.... Thanks Bill! :-)
esblondie2 wrote:
If you all like Jubilee at all, check out the earlier works. I think they're even better.
MIGHTY JOE MOON be their best. This is awesome though. THANKS RP!
If you all like Jubilee at all, check out the earlier works. I think they're even better.
Nice keyboard work - the Hammond at the end, and that little synth line on the choruses.
The CD is enjoyable except for one annoying song.
smillersmiller wrote:
Is it just me? I noticed that the vocals sound an awful lot like Robert Plant (his solo career)?
More like someone strangling a cat. Oh, wait. That does sounds like Robert Plant!