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Savoy Brown — I'm Tired
Album: A Step Further
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Released: 1969
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm tired of being a fool
And my mind going from hot to cool
And trying to conform to others ideas
And someone else's rules

The life I'm living ain't mine
I'm supposed to feel that's fine
I didn't make the world I'm living in
And I ain't gonna toe the line

I'm tired of trying to be something I know ain't me
I'm tired of living up to what people expect me to be
You know some people are different
Now ain't that a crying shame
Now wouldn't be a real drag if we were all the same

And I'm not going to try to please
Eyes that just don't see
If I get myself together
You'll have the blues not me

I'm tired of trying to be something I know ain't me
I'm tired of living up to what people expect me to be
You know some people are different
Now ain't that a crying shame
Now wouldn't be a real drag if we were all the same

And I'm not going to try to please
Eyes that just don't see
If I get myself together
You'll have the blues not me

You'll have the blues not me
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Dat brass section
Groovy!
{#Bananasplit}
Saboooooorrrr. XD
 That man is one of the few who looks unenthusiastic while tappin the cowbell.  Why?

frecko wrote:

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Let's hear some cowbell...



 


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Let's hear some cowbell...


We got to see Savoy Brown in Grass Valley CA a few years ago...fantastic show!!! and just what I remembered from 1973
 ScottishWillie wrote:
Never heard of this band/person. So glad that Radio Paradise plays so much educational material! 

 

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! MORE COWBELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never heard of this band/person. So glad that Radio Paradise plays so much educational material! 
SO WICKED  : )
Wikipedia says A Step Further came out in 1969.

BTW, love this song! 
Great way to end the work day!
Deee-troit Friday nite rock-n-roll!!!
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(yeah i know where they are from) 
 trailhead wrote:

It's only pronounced "Wistah", unless you are from out of state.  And the state U is in Amherst, further west.

 
I believe that Proclivities is also correct about there being a UMass campus in Worcester - the medical school, if memory serves. It is true that the main campus is in Amherst however.
 Proclivities wrote:

I think he meant Worcester, which is pronounced more like "Wooster" (or sometimes "Wistah"). There is a State University in Worcester, Mass.

 
It's only pronounced "Wistah", unless you are from out of state.  And the state U is in Amherst, further west.
Thought this was an archive release of Hendrix.... pleasant surprise....
 bam23 wrote:

Are you certain it was spelled "Wooster" and was in Mass? Maybe pronounced that way, but unless you mixed up Ohio and Massachusetts, I think a detail may be off!

 
I think he meant Worcester, which is pronounced more like "Wooster" (or sometimes "Wistah"). There is a State University in Worcester, Mass.
 scadawizard wrote:
Sky dog don't worry about age it's just a number. Just think of all the music you have absorbed in that time and WALLOW my fellow RP listener, WALLOW



 


Savoy Brown. Here in the UK they ought to have a medal for services to the music industr. They supported more headline acts than anyone I can think of. Pure toon.
 scadawizard wrote:




 


{#Guitarist}pretty much their breakout album for the usa / chris youdlen era ZESTY!
soulful and it rocks
all good 
great stuff ! pretty much their breakout hit in the usa
great band
you know you're getting old when you look at the album cover and think 'Rhododendrons'
Follow this gem with something from Spooky Tooth II as I did in the sixties!!       {#Smile}
 Ha!!!  I loved this song when I was in my 20s in the 60s, sounds good to me.

Skydog wrote:
I loved this album when I was a teen in the '60's,.....opps I shouldn't have said it that way because it'll just get laughed at for being an old man, let me try again.

Back in the day this album was dope. 

Now that's cred.

 


 Tpman wrote:
Love Chris Youlden
 

A touch of Jimmy?
Perfect song for today's events.
takes me WAY back love it TYVM RP jamming{#Bananajam}
Kind of sounds like Jimi H. 
This should be followed by Lili Von Stupp.
 jagdriver wrote:
I never tire or hearing old Savoy Brown. Saw them at Wooster College (MA) in 1970, Chris Youlden still doing lead vocals.

 
Are you certain it was spelled "Wooster" and was in Mass? Maybe pronounced that way, but unless you mixed up Ohio and Massachusetts, I think a detail may be off!
Sounds so groovy, that wicked bass and twangy guitar, perfectly interwoven by the cool yet disgruntled vocal style; just a KILLER jam!
EXACTLY

wtango wrote:
Elvis' Little Less Conversation meets Jimmi Hendrix! 
LoveIt.

 


fab-you-lowso rockin baby
Haven't heard this band in years..............forgot about them, excellent
Thanks for this discovery
Savoy Brown soundin a lil like Tom Jones
 fredriley wrote:
"Wouldn't it be a real drag if we were all the same?" - amen to that! Sadly, there are strong social, political, economic and institutional pressures which are steadily forcing us into increasingly restrictive roles and personalities. (As a for instance, travelling around in a caravan or campervan looking for work, or for the sheer travelling hell of it, has now become a suspicious activity inviting cop harrassment.) It suits governments and corporations to homogenise us, to make for easier management and consumption. It's up to us to fight back against that homogenisation and to reassert our natural variety and individuality. Vive les différences!

 
I don't always agree with you, Fred, but you're right on this.
oh yeah
I never tire or hearing old Savoy Brown. Saw them at Wooster College (MA) in 1970, Chris Youlden still doing lead vocals.
In the days of my youth I....

Oh, wait, different tune and band.  
Elvis' Little Less Conversation meets Jimmi Hendrix! 
LoveIt.
"Wouldn't it be a real drag if we were all the same?" - amen to that! Sadly, there are strong social, political, economic and institutional pressures which are steadily forcing us into increasingly restrictive roles and personalities. (As a for instance, travelling around in a caravan or campervan looking for work, or for the sheer travelling hell of it, has now become a suspicious activity inviting cop harrassment.) It suits governments and corporations to homogenise us, to make for easier management and consumption. It's up to us to fight back against that homogenisation and to reassert our natural variety and individuality. Vive les différences!
I'm tired of living up to what people expected me to be. -- Savoy Brown 

After the bars on that sax, I expect to hear 

WAR! Ain't nothin' but an undertaker -- Edwin Starr 


Sorry, mixing up my the melody hooks in songs...
 
Nice to hear SB after years without  hearing.  Anything from Streetcorner Talking would also be appreciated as would a little Capt Beefheart to go along with the yin of Tim Buckley
Great pick.  Would love to hear "Stay while the night is young" sometime.
Mmmhmm, yup stingray, way excellantay!

Happy New Year! 
Very good band! XXXelent!
I miss Chris Youlden's vocals on top of this excellent English blues band!
Can I go back to those days?
Wasted late nights in Robinson dorm with a wild assortment of Bogarts.  Savoy Brown still sounds good, though.
Oh Yeah! The beginning of that was sampled in Transglobal Undergrounds "International times" album! 
Just caught the end of this beauty......Damn...
Just finished teaching "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and this song reminds me of the scene with old Pete: "I said I'm TIRED! Awful tired!" This could be Pete's theme song.
OUTSTANDING!!!              {#Bananapiano}
Great rhythm!!!!
Such a groovy find!!!

This is SAVOY BROWN...?

Sounds sooo modern and fresh!

WONDERFUL!!!

 

PS

BLACK KEYS someone?


This is a funky song, very cool, but I don't think it sounds like Hendrix at all.
scrubbrush
(Sea of Calm)
Posted: Aug 08, 2011 - 14:08 

 fredriley wrote:

Reminds me a lot of Jimi Hendrix - I honestly thought this was one of his songs. Ver' nahce - 7 from the bluesy Nottingham jury.

 

agreed. total Jimi vibe.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Totally agree......
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Yep, this confirms it...RP does play better stuff at night. Love it!
 

Its always night somewhere ...
Definitely worthy of cranking the volume!
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Yep, this confirms it...RP does play better stuff at night. Love it!
 

...seems to be true!
VERY!!!! underrated band, indeed!

Great musicians playin'  real music!

Always loved this one.  An underrated group.
 maxmox wrote:

Wot? one song you don't dig and you flip out to another mob......where's ya loyalty

 
Nnaaa there's a..loyalty...rare as the silence of a windless snowstorm in
  the dark of bunny fur knight on snowshoes...."whistling under a washtub
    in the silence of windlesslass snow...storm..at night " mmm....loyalty"...
            

 maxmox wrote:

Wot? one song you don't dig and you flip out to another mob......where's ya loyalty

 
Nnaaa there's a..loyalty...rare as the silence of a windless snowstorm in
  the dark of bunny fur knight on snowshoes...."whistling under a washtub
    in a silent snow...storm..at night " mmm....            

B&R, More Savoy Brown please!!!?

 mikeatlarge wrote:
Well, for 4+ hours this morning Bill was on a roll with amazing music. Then he had to play THIS. Time to change the channel...
 
Wot? one song you don't dig and you flip out to another mob......where's ya loyalty

 fredriley wrote:

Reminds me a lot of Jimi Hendrix - I honestly thought this was one of his songs. Ver' nahce - 7 from the bluesy Nottingham jury.

 

agreed. total Jimi vibe.
Oh man that opening riff on the left channel. I gotta learn the tabs to that!
Saw them way back in the 70's with Manfred Mann opening. Great show, no horns just guitar band and guitar playing. Hellbound Train was a highlight
I love Chris Youlden on vocals for SB.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Reminds me a little bit of Blood, Sweat and Tears. {#Music}
 
Reminds me a lot of Jimi Hendrix - I honestly thought this was one of his songs. Ver' nahce - 7 from the bluesy Nottingham jury.

Reminds me a little bit of Blood, Sweat and Tears. {#Music}
 Jelani wrote:
Goo goo goo goo barabjagal....
 

Hmmm.  Not so much.
Goo goo goo goo barabjagal....
 Yamson wrote:
Wow, that intro sounded a lot like the intro on Cake's "Love You Madly."  Think they borrowed it?
 
Also reminded me a lot of Finley Quaye's "Sunday Shining" (funny — Finley was born in 1974)

Yep, this confirms it...RP does play better stuff at night. Love it!
{#Good-vibes}
I'm NOT tired of this song! {#Bananajam}
Not my favorite Savoy Brown cut, but a good one. . .
WOW. I was uneducated on Savoy Brown. That was great relief and company in the misery of the heat. Thanks RP!
 
Well, for 4+ hours this morning Bill was on a roll with amazing music. Then he had to play THIS. <sigh> Time to change the channel...
 keller1 wrote:
Slowed down Brand New Cadillac.  Didn't realize it until today.

 
Well, it's a pretty standard, R&B chord progression.


 cardinalfan wrote:
A K-SHE Classic...been a while.  I think the last time I heard this, A seed popped out of my pipe and burned a hole in my shirt.
 
I feel your pain... {#Lol}  When did we all become so respectable and stodgy? Maybe we need a blast of Savoy Brown to bring out the fun-child in us...  This is a good song. Thanks to whoever uploaded it for review, and thanks to Bill and Rebecca for bringing it on!

This song is great but it seems to be missing something....LIKE MORE COWBELL!
 paulmack wrote:

More correctly, Brand New Cadillac is a sped up "I'm Tired" since "I'm Tired" predates BNC by about 10 years.

 

Since Vince Taylor wrote Brand New Cadillac in 1958, that dates this at 1948.  Kim Simmonds was 1 year old.
 keller1 wrote:
Slowed down Brand New Cadillac.  Didn't realize it until today.

 
More correctly, Brand New Cadillac is a sped up "I'm Tired" since "I'm Tired" predates BNC by about 10 years.

Slowed down Brand New Cadillac.  Didn't realize it until today.

Definitely a Hednrix-esque vocal delivery.  *thumbs up*

Old School Brother!!! Old School!!!!
{#Sunny}
what a great band, put headliners on their A game they were such a tuff band to follow, tighter than a fleas arse Kim did alot of other stuff outside of Savoy some with John Mayall
SAVOY BROWN-I'm Tired

SHESDIFFERENT-I'm Wasted
A K-SHE Classic...been a while.  I think the last time I heard this, A seed popped out of my pipe and burned a hole in my shirt.
lol! had this on 8track!! ah, the memories
LOVE Savoy Brown.  This is not one of their best, IMHO.  For that, gimme almost any cut off of Raw Sienna.  Still, like it, like it, like it.
The singer is really reminiscent of Hendrix. I approve.
I like how there're flashes of all sorts of smoldering jam in here; old Steve Miller, some rock-solid Jimi, hints of Lonesome Dave and Co.'s later Fool For The City... and all of it's ROCKIN' these rainy day blues away!

if this was played in a club or similar i would definately launch myself at the dance floor
"Now wouldn't it be a drag if we were all the same?"

Three words:  FAB - U - LOUS
Wow, that intro sounded a lot like the intro on Cake's "Love You Madly."  Think they borrowed it?
Ericac wrote:
I really hear Jimi Hendrix.
I hear ya.
effing awesome.
Hell yeah! Can't-stop-my-feet-from-stompin'...
COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! MORE, MORE COWBELL!
I really hear Jimi Hendrix.
Wow.
mongoose01ca wrote:
The bass line reminds me of the Ocean's Eleven soundtrack...
Absolutely
sub-arctic wrote:
Just love that bassline!
!!
Gawd Damn fine!
Yah, Dawg!
Just love that bassline!
Chris Youlden's vocals were the kind. He made Mr. Simmonds play differently, and it was very cool. So cool.