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Moby — Natural Blues
Album: Play
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Total ratings: 1815









Released: 1999
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God

Went down the hill, the other day
My soul got happy and stayed all day
Went down the hill, the other day
My soul got happy and stayed all day

Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God

Went in the room, didn't stay long
Looked on the bed and brother was dead
Went in the room, didn't stay long
Looked on the bed and brother was dead

Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Oh, Lordy, troubles so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
Don't nobody know my troubles but God
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 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

Poor guy must have had a terrific headache after this show.    


On the other hand: if she was there to soothe his aching head, he might not have even noticed such a small discomfort!

 Cleggmeister wrote:
Doesn't age.  Thanks RP :)
 
The McDonald's dollar menu burger of music.
Doesn't age.  Thanks RP :)
I always though moby was a joke. Rarely did i hear much of him. The reality and RP hit my judgmental character. I rarely enjoy being proved so wrong!
there is nothing that I like in this song.  Repetitive, nothing new, voice is lame, well  PSD for me  bye !
Simple chord sequence. Simple lyric. Complex and beautiful.
Bill and Rebecca
I can hear it
you're still in there mixing!
it's such a pleasure
you're really good at it!
i'm a huge fan
Why did I gave this an 8?

I must have been angry.

Easy 10
. Fixed :)
WHY does RP love Moby so much? His music is tedious. 
This album has aged so well. His earlier faster bpm stuff pales in comparison and most of his later work has never quite had the same *oomph*. But with this collection he really was touched by grace; still lovely after all these years.
This album is a must have and one of those few that can be heard again and again even as years pass and which remains a good as on first hearing. I love Moby !!!
 zaknafein wrote:
Play was an still is a great record.

 
From wikipedia: "It eventually became the biggest-selling electronica album of all-time, with over 12 million copies sold worldwide.

For better or worse, he mainstreamed electronica with this album.


Background vocals
 LizK wrote:

Short on lyrical invention.  Severely.

 
The "spiritual" folk song ("Trouble So Hard") it is sampled from has repetitive lyrics by design; it's part of the genre.
 LizK wrote:

Short on lyrical invention.  Severely.

 
The "spiritual" folk song ("Trouble So Hard") it is sampled from, has repetitive lyrics by design; it's part of the genre.
Always a treat!
 silby wrote:

same here...

 
Short on lyrical invention.  Severely.
Almost straight from PSD Moby to Main Moby...'tis a good day.
Odetta lives. (Take this hammer, carry to the captain!)
{#Music}

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
I have trouble putting socks on ...always A.overT. But loving M{#Biggrin}by
Why isn't there a 12 Button, I wonder? Moby revolutionized the some times stupid sounding technosound, to me!
 hippiechick wrote:
I just don't get Moby
 
same here...
 {#Yes}Giselle62 wrote:
likey
 


I have trouble with gum sometimes too.
love it.


awesome song— and great timing!

 
Nice song in spite of a poor vocal performance.
Great song to spin to. (stationary, hard-core cycling)
I just don't get Moby
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Righteous jam- well written, tight and hip blue-eyed blues.
 

HI, where are you write??
Righteous jam- well written, tight and hip blue-eyed blues.
Adatta per questa serata!
Very cool song !
I like it. 
Tedious and affected.
likey
Is Paulo Nutini featured on this? Ugh.{#Crashcomp}
Play CD is actually surprisingly good.
 kaybee wrote:
Sounds like someone let a goat into the studio while he was recording.
 
I think that would be Moby...

Sounds like someone let a goat into the studio while he was recording.
I can't stop looking. Help me!

 
Mandible wrote:


this clip is simultaneously hilarious and completely disturbing
 

I love this style of Moby.
I don't pay much attention to the "techno" stuff.
But this, and his other more chilled out tunes, are terrific.



This is actually an excellent song...  I remember when this came out...


 67nj wrote:
Loop music feels good

 

this clip is simultaneously hilarious and completely disturbing
 horstman wrote:
I think you mean the Bourne Identity Theme.
 
Moby did a remix of the "Mission Impossible" TV Theme a few years back.  From what I understand, it was a rejected submission to the movie.

 omniphiliac wrote:
Have you listened to a lot of it? I think the guy's a genius (selling out to the corporations aside). Each album is different from the last. He has a wide range...I like this song, but I don't think it's one of his best.
 
I went through a Moby phase a few years ago and bought Play, I Like To Score, and Everything Is Wrong.  After awhile, most of it sounds the same and there's some stuff that gets quite annoying.

zaknafein wrote:
Though Moby really has become a total tool of late (and I even support his politics more or less) it doesn't diminish the fact that Play was an still is a great record.

Re: ". . . a total tool of late. . . it doesn't diminish the fact that Play was an still is a great record." 

agreed


Though Moby really has become a total tool of late (and I even support his politics more or less) it doesn't diminish the fact that Play was an still is a great record.
An innovative creation of multiple songs...Great CD
yeah! haven't heard this song in a long time! thanks RP!
 Ericac wrote:
The first few times I heard this song I was annoyed. It's now grown on me and I find it very interesting and like the style.

 
Me too. Now I have to turn it up and listen. It's an odd, bizarre sound and I really like it!

My son, Josh, loves this song. I've heard him sing it around the house. This is the first time I've heard Moby sing it. I like Josh's version better, but I'm his Dad and he's sitting here right next to me.
The first few times I heard this song I was annoyed. It's now grown on me and I find it very interesting and like the style.
25demayo wrote:
I'll take Moby over Beck any day unless it's Jeff Beck.
re: the you're a looney comment: I agree. Jeff Beck sucks. :roflol:
Man, I could really go for "First Cool Hive" right about now.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
8 count: sample alone 8 count: add snares 8 count: add drums 8 count: add piano 8 count: remove snares, drums, piano. Bring them back in. Rinse, repeat. Moby.
Funny, true, and also true of many others; however, that still doesn't reduce my perceived value of this particular track. . . :mrgreen:
Loop music feels good
25demayo wrote:
I'll take Moby over Beck any day unless it's Jeff Beck.
You're a looney.
25demayo wrote:
I'll take Moby over Beck any day unless it's Jeff Beck.
Sorry, but I have to disagree. :snooty:
Moby is for middle-aged white people who think they are Getting Down. Like me. I just downloaded the Bourne theme (\"Extreme Ways\").
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
8 count: sample alone 8 count: add snares 8 count: add drums 8 count: add piano 8 count: remove snares, drums, piano. Bring them back in. Rinse, repeat. Moby.
:clap:
Sorry, just couldn't help it.... Thx to dionysus for the tip....
25demayo wrote:
I'll take Moby over Beck any day unless it's Jeff Beck.
Ditto!!
8 count: sample alone 8 count: add snares 8 count: add drums 8 count: add piano 8 count: remove snares, drums, piano. Bring them back in. Rinse, repeat. Moby.
crisssi wrote:
Add "Harbour" to your list!
hallo nachbar. :cheesygrin: :cheers:
The_Enemy wrote:
Moby is a one hit wonder who had unique marketing angle (selling his stuff for car commercials, etc) in order to get exposure. Aside from his one hit (this is it), he has three other songs that are worth listening to: -- God's Face Over The Waters -- James Bond theme -- Mission Impossible theme Other than that, his stuff is crap.
Add "Harbour" to your list!
This is one of the more inspired sampling choices I've heard from Moby, or anyone for that matter. I just LURVE how the beat and sample go together.
The_Enemy wrote:
Moby is a one hit wonder who had unique marketing angle (selling his stuff for car commercials, etc) in order to get exposure. Aside from his one hit (this is it), he has three other songs that are worth listening to: -- God's Face Over The Waters -- James Bond theme -- Mission Impossible theme Other than that, his stuff is crap. One might argue that, commercially, he had another hit with Gwen Stefanie but that was notable only as a rare event where two rock stars held hands while jumping the shark.
I think you mean the Bourne Identity Theme.
The_Enemy wrote:
Other than that, his stuff is crap.
Have you listened to a lot of it? I think the guy's a genius (selling out to the corporations aside). Each album is different from the last. He has a wide range...I like this song, but I don't think it's one of his best.
For me, Moby's work really sucks...
Moby is a one hit wonder who had unique marketing angle (selling his stuff for car commercials, etc) in order to get exposure. Aside from his one hit (this is it), he has three other songs that are worth listening to: -- God's Face Over The Waters -- James Bond theme -- Mission Impossible theme Other than that, his stuff is crap. One might argue that, commercially, he had another hit with Gwen Stefanie but that was notable only as a rare event where two rock stars held hands while jumping the shark.
25demayo wrote:
I'll take Moby over Beck any day unless it's Jeff Beck.
Absolutely.
ok, this song meant something at the time of his release, something I can't remember because please, stop now, I can't listen to it anymore.... way too much overplayed.... everywhere....for everything...
this has always been my favourite from this album
thewiseking wrote:
How can you relate the two; Moby; derivative techno guy without much of an ear, who merely samples Beck; creative, funny, rock-star doofus, always evolving, always interesting, great ear, great talent
I'll take Moby over Beck any day unless it's Jeff Beck.
I don't have much Moby patience at this point in my life, and I realize that the song is just built on one sample... but damn it sounds good.
thewiseking wrote:
How can you relate the two; Moby; derivative techno guy without much of an ear, who merely samples Beck; creative, funny, rock-star doofus, always evolving, always interesting, great ear, great talent
You don't have to relate the two, you just have to hear them too much. I agree with that poster. I'm suddenly--and I mean just as of hearing this song this very morning--tired of Moby too. -mt-
I'm really not a Moby fan at all, but for some reason this song just works for me.
yakavenger wrote:
The voice on this song comes from early recordings of folk songs in the fields-- some of its quality comes from the scratchiness of the recording. I think it's great that Moby is exposing the music to a new generation, while trying to update it in some ways to make it palatable to the jaded tastes of today. The CD is great to do work to, and this song always makes me think. :clap:
*bump*
ch0000000n
Timeless classic from Moby.
Death_to_Clear_Channel wrote:
I am officially Moby'd (and Beck'd) out. :grumpy:
How can you relate the two; Moby; derivative techno guy without much of an ear, who merely samples Beck; creative, funny, rock-star doofus, always evolving, always interesting, great ear, great talent
Lazaerus wrote:
a notch or two...
:music: "just a hair" he needs more hairs. :lol:
PrincessRue wrote:
i always like it, pretty much - but does anybody else feel like you just want to push the tempo up just a hair?
a notch or two...
i always like it, pretty much - but does anybody else feel like you just want to push the tempo up just a hair?
Good memories from back when this was released. (Spring '99, good times.) However, the album hasn't really stood the test of time for me. Moby's tracks are all very formulaic.
good album - got it! :yes:
Great song off a fantastic album. As for the rest of Moby's ouevre... he's just a little too hit and miss for me. But Play (A, and the B-sides companion) is awesome from end to end.
I am officially Moby'd (and Beck'd) out. :grumpy.gif:
yakavenger wrote:
The voice on this song comes from early recordings of folk songs in the fields-- some of its quality comes from the scratchiness of the recording. I think it's great that Moby is exposing the music to a new generation, while trying to update it in some ways to make it palatable to the jaded tastes of today.
The original track is interesting: totally a capella, just her voice. It's kinda eerie, but moves very slowly. While I sometimes wonder whether more appropriate music could have been used with this, it is interesting at least.
I kinda like this tune....
What is this....blues gone disco? I am sorry, but this is atrocious!!
Love, hate, love, hate........
Stick a harpoon in Moby, he's done. And why is the sampled singer bluesing about "nobody knows my troubles but God...?" Um, hello, at the very least, the 13 people currently listening to you on RP also know way too much about your troubles. How many times do I have to say it: "Think before you sing!"
There was an album out in the last few years on the indie scene with a lot (might have been all) of classic spirituals like this. Anyone know who did it?
Cambot wrote:
The world has cooled on Moby, and with reason. His music's always been cool, but uninspired.
The album Play was good, but his new one is definitely uninspired. Bleck.
The world has cooled on Moby, and with reason. His music's always been cool, but uninspired.
peculiar33 wrote:
:rolleyes: eminem is right about moby.
What a peculiar alliance you're making. :-s stimulate-ltd.com wrote:
At the 2001 Grammy Awards, gay rights activists picketed the Eminem performance. When asked about this incident, Moby said, "He's very good at what he does... but he's also a homophobe, a racist, and a misogynist." Eminem shot back on "Without Me," calling Moby a 36-year-old bald headed fag. At the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, Eminem called Moby a girl and said he would hit a man with glasses.
8)
My dilemma: I want to hear more trip hop/electronica on RP, but I don't care about Moby, haven't invested the time to get to know Moby, and suspect there's a disparity in my head between my love of trance and my dismissal of Moby. I'm asking myself, is this REALLY the only Moby song I can name? The answer is yes. It's just so.... slight.
walkingzero wrote:
Moby? over played? Moby is rarely heard on stations in my area. :)
Once is overplayed for this stuff.
some artists act as nonthreatening pop stepping stones to artists that don't get much attention, to genres of music that are thought to be untouchable. think of bjork and how far she has come. the mass of men and women need a learning curve. artists like Moby act as adequate musical Starburst in the transition period.
I, President Putin, say it's good for the people! Therefore, here is a decree - MORE MOBY !!! P.S. Love and Rockets could be good for me as well..
I always loved this song... But... Not that big a Moby fan, though, because his music is too electronic and repetitive.
It really does sound slickly produced, designed to evoke some response or other. Let me know. :|
:music:
Although pre-meditated, construed and commercial, it worked for that album and gave Moby what he wanted, I guess, success. It did not work as much on the follow-up. Nothing wrong with a good pop song here and there either ;)
Another nice segue. The DJ knows what he/she's doing.
ha ha...again after Billie Holiday as TheloneIguana says below...well spotted!....?..what is going on? ragna's licking bottom as usual.....ignore....Platypus has it right.... Early moby up to GO!...fine....later stuff is commercial bollocks...IMO!!... ha ha still on the Billie Holiday spot there....happened again!!
rgj13 wrote:
One of my new favorite dance-while-you-energetically-clean-the-house songs, which is, you know, a great compliment. :D
Yes, i know exactly what u mean :nodhead: , the cleaning-the-house-dancing-thing is one of my favorite criteria for music too. :jump:
take a simple, straight-forward drum-machine beat, add some scratchy sampled old vocals, some atmospherics, and the sound of elementary "chopsticks"-style piano - and you have an award winning formula... for hackneyed, boring, overplayed pop. 8O
Could defenitely live without this one! :yawn:
Somehow I never get tired of this album. Love this track.
Originally Posted by peculiar33: :rolleyes: eminem is right about moby.
Eh?!! I can't stand people sometimes...Eminem is an idiot, a talelented idiot with his head up his @$$!!!! He just loves contoversy thats all. I wish he would stop being so ignorant, then I may actually buy his albums. Like his music though.
Originally Posted by great_one: This song grates on the nerves like no other! How long did it take to compose these lyrics? Under a minute? :moon:
Its not always about the lyrics, but the feelings that the songs produce. Anyway, Moby didn't write the lyrics....Peace
Yeah, Moby. More from this disc please!
The voice on this song comes from early recordings of folk songs in the fields-- some of its quality comes from the scratchiness of the recording. I think it\'s great that Moby is exposing the music to a new generation, while trying to update it in some ways to make it palatable to the jaded tastes of today. The CD is great to do work to, and this song always makes me think. :clap:
More Moby! :bounce: