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Cracker — Low
Album: Kerosene Hat
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7.3

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Total ratings: 2157









Released: 1993
Length: 4:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Sometimes I wanna take you down
Sometime I wanna get you low
Brush your hair back from your eyes
Take you down let the river flow

Sometimes I go and walk the street
Behind a green sheet of glass
A million miles below their feet
A million miles, a million miles

I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned
I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned

A million poppies gonna make me sleep
Just one rose it knows your name
The fruit is rusting on the vine
A fruit is calling from the trees

Hey don't you wanna go down
Like some junky cosmonaut
A million miles below their feet
A million miles, a million miles

I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned
I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned

Blue, blue is the sun
Brown, brown is the sky
Green, green are her eyes
A million miles, a million miles

Hey don't you wanna go down
Like some disgraced cosmonaut
A million miles below their feet
A million miles, a million miles

I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned
I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned

I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned
I'll be with you, girl, like being low
Hey, hey, hey like being stoned
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OK, so is this just the members of Camper Van Beethoven or are they just stealing someone's sound?

But still great song!
 yobyot wrote:
never hear Cracker -- unless it's RP's Rock Mix. It's a shame RP programmings this band -- in word, they stink.
 
Ooof. So does your attempt at proper grammar.
Great playlist on 7/10/20.  Thank you RP!
Johnny Hickman & David Lowery put on one hell of a good show live!
never hear Cracker -- unless it's RP's Rock Mix. It's a shame RP programmings this band -- in word, they stink.
The best track on this album if you ask me,,,which you aren't, but i'm imparting my opinion anyway, so there. Ner.
Fistful of vicodin or oxy............that ain't bein high...............it's LOW
I was a stand up comic out of Boston, driving all-the-fuck over the country. Had a 10 disc CD player in the trunk and this CD *never* left the rotation!! Miss these days severely… Love these guys!
Love this whole album
 Jenny.lendrum1 wrote:
Please bury this song wherever it is that songs go to die. 
 
I'm not sure where it is, but they use tunestones at the graves.
Please bury this song wherever it is that songs go to die. 
 thewaxtadpole wrote:
I shaved off my Movember mustache this morning, this song made it grow back fuller than ever and gave me a mullet to boot.

 
Mullets will come back
I shaved off my Movember mustache this morning, this song made it grow back fuller than ever and gave me a mullet to boot.
oh my lordy this is such a heavy and fantastic song... Spent three years away from Radio Paradise... what was I doing?
Play it, Johnny!
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 thewiseking wrote:
i keep forgettin how good this is
 
I guess you're way past 16 then, if such signs of old age start showing up! {#Wink}
i keep forgettin how good this is
 markybx wrote:

57 and I'll raise you 2

 
I remember when I was somewhere in my teens and kept thinking that at some point, I'd switch to liking classical music and forget this rock thing since that's ... just ... what ... adults ... did.  Fortunately, that never occurred ...
 {#Bananajam}
 
Sometimes I just think about this song on and off for days then it'll play, either on my iPod or on RP, and I'll say, damn, I love this song!
 tockpeas wrote:

And at 57 ...
 

 
57 and I'll raise you 2
 deepwoodskev wrote:

Angry noise. I love this still and I'm 47.

 
And at 57 ...
 
 ppopp wrote:
Angry noise. I would have liked this when I was 16.

 
Angry noise. I love this still and I'm 47.
 baylees wrote:
3 in a row.  Love it when you  guys (rp) get on a roll..That is a rock and roll.

some times it seems like you go down the banjo folk sad quiet road.

 I love it when you make me turn on my amp.

The Adcom!  separately switched  powers 2 more towers.

The house rocks....I think I might need a broadcasters licence.

no neighbors bothered. the cat just hides under a couch. 

 
HAHA "banjo folk sad quiet road" . . . summary of Deliverance by accident 
Angry noise. I would have liked this when I was 16.
3 in a row.  Love it when you  guys (rp) get on a roll..That is a rock and roll.

some times it seems like you go down the banjo folk sad quiet road.

 I love it when you make me turn on my amp.

The Adcom!  separately switched  powers 2 more towers.

The house rocks....I think I might need a broadcasters licence.

no neighbors bothered. the cat just hides under a couch. 
One of my favs from the 90s
 Isn't it Great? I love radio done Paradise Style. Just like the old days of real radio {#Clap}
I have seen the occasional segway around here, but certainly never 3 in a row (well, maybe some tourist groups). And speaking of segues...we're into the Arctic now.

 


I have seen the occasional segway around here, but certainly never 3 in a row (well, maybe some tourist groups). And speaking of segues...we're into the Arctic now.
after the same seg again,...
.
i know it's only Monday afternoon 
but i can't wait till Friday night 
so here it rolls
3 in a row fantastic segway   I'm rockin out   thanks RP  
Shit. From the Stones' Sister Morphine into Crackers' Low. Genius.
 illecoc wrote:
amazing transition after Ghost Riders.....

 
3rd time tonight
is it  a charm? 
 illecoc wrote:
amazing transition after Ghost Riders.....

 
they did it again
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church is stoned...  love this song...
 

 
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano} {#Boohoo}{#Guitarist}{#Devil_pimp}{#Drummer}{#Group-hug}
 cayenne wrote:
I just found this on Spin from a couple of years ago: Cracker Look Back at 20 Years of ‘Low’

  
Thanks for posting! I love the end of the interview when David Lowery tells about hearing a band practicing "Low" while he was going around to garage sales in Virginia Beach, and he helps them get the riff right. Cool guy, that David Lowery.
I just found this on Spin from a couple of years ago: Cracker Look Back at 20 Years of ‘Low’
Starting off, I really love Cracker.  A great second act from Lowery after Camper.  Seeing Camper with Cracker is always a lot of fun. 

That being said, Lowery is a fanatic about music sharing, compensation for artists, and Spotify/Pandora/etc.  While I generally agree with him, he gets very, very preachy and his positions have been a bit of a turn off.  I'm totally cool with artists protecting their intellectual property and agree that the pay model seems to be broken (like when Low gets played 1m times on Spotify and he gets like $5.00), but I have to tune it out sometimes.   
 DD gypsyman wrote:
THE anthem of my generation.

 
Ah, yes...reminds me of high school, combat boots and purple hair. Fun
This can't be 21 years old, can it?
Ahh....the really good Cracker! Such a great album.
amazing transition after Ghost Riders.....
One of the few, if any, Cracker outputs I really like. That's what's great about RP for me: everything has merit in some some way if I keep an open mind, be patient, and enjoy the ride—good things will come…and come.
Always loved this album.
 
Now that's a cracker
Every party I ever threw this (since it was released) had this as part of it.
Best serious stoner song from best stoner album ever
Lovin' it.
 :+:_DL wrote:
Now that's a 90's classic

 
If "How Soon Is Now?" was the anthem of the 80s, then "Low" was the anthem for the 90s. Worthy of 11 on the amp. Even David Letterman loves this song.  
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church is stoned...  love this song...
 
 
Where is this church, where Lazarus has risen and everyone is stoned? {#Think}
THE anthem of my generation.

Everybody in my church is stoned...  love this song...
 
 coloradojohn wrote:
They put on a HELL of a show here New Year's Eve...and when they rocked this song it was phenomenal...had us all singing and dancing and going crazy...LIKE SOME JUNKIE COSMONAUT...and guitar-god Johnny Hickman on Lucky No. 7 — well, there is no better!
 
They ALWAYS put on a hell of a show, and I've seen close to 20 of them since 1992. And yes, Mr. Hickman is an amazing guitarist.
They put on a HELL of a show here New Year's Eve...and when they rocked this song it was phenomenal...had us all singing and dancing and going crazy...LIKE SOME JUNKIE COSMONAUT...and guitar-god Johnny Hickman on Lucky No. 7 — well, there is no better!

Love this but I actually prefer the version with Leftover Salmon.......truly awesome


Yes, yes, yes. . . the best track off this cd by a long way. I like to play this at huge volume at Poacher Mansions so that the furniture rattles across the wooden floors. 
Now that's a 90's classic

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 olivertwist wrote:


Thanks for your pronouncement, oh wise one. {#No}

 
it's become the equivalence to being parodied by Weird Al. Your not really good until Exe whines about you.
You gotta be a pretty heavy cut to sound Bad after "Waitin' for My Man".  I give it a 7+ just for that fact.
Cynaera, you're BACK out of the sandbox!
 Cynaera wrote:

Boy, you're pretty limited in your musical choices, aren't you? {#Roflol}     'At's okay, zipper - I don't like this song very much, so I guess everything balances... Peace. {#Sunny}
 
You ARE back in the sandbox, C  {#Meditate}
Definitive Cracker. This song was what turned me on to them, oh so long ago.
Rocks my Boat
Feelin' the Low....{#Guitarist}
 Excelsior wrote:
One of the worst bands to come out of the 90's.
 

Thanks for your pronouncement, oh wise one. {#No}

So many good tracks on this disc} Get Off This, Take Me Down To The Infirmary,Lonesome Johnny Blues,Hi-Desert Biker Meth Lab,Kerosene Hat,Eurotrash Girl. 

Love this track! A modern classic.
Nice track.
 zipper wrote:
Finally some rock 'n roll. The past half hour has been one streaming headache.

 
Boy, you're pretty limited in your musical choices, aren't you? {#Roflol}     'At's okay, zipper - I don't like this song very much, so I guess everything balances... Peace. {#Sunny}
soundin good tonight.....
Funny after "The Court Of The Crimson King". Like it.
It's great track.  Were it dug out of the archive as a previously unheard long lost Nirvana outtake, there would be much fawning going on.  Yes, it sounds like loads of other rock tracks, but lets face it, they all share DNA.   So what?

Stands test of time and still sounds good LOUD.
Very nice!
On a Roll - great segue - go4it Bill.....{#Good-vibes}
Finally some rock 'n roll. The past half hour has been one streaming headache.



Love it...



commie screed from lowery. luvit
{#Yes}
I love this album...
Irresistible ... 'let the river flow ...'
great rock song


This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


Nice Pop/Rock song....nothing special....nothing hideous {#Confused}
Wow - Eno to Cracker intro transition 
 Al_Koholic wrote:

I saw the same tour here in NJ-been a Cracker fan ever since, seen them 5 or 6 more times after that.  Always a great live show.
 
I've probably seen them close to 20 times. Always great. They've got a new album coming out next month.
lovemydog wrote:
I saw Cracker in concert way back in lie 94-it might have been the first one I went to...they opened for Gin Blossoms, who then opened for Spin Doctors. Cracker was better than both IMO!

{#Cowboy}

I saw the same tour here in NJ-been a Cracker fan ever since, seen them 5 or 6 more times after that.  Always a great live show.

wait, am I listening to FM?  overplayed.

 lovemydog wrote:
I saw Cracker in concert way back in lie 94-it might have been the first one I went to...they opened for Gin Blossoms, who then opened for Spin Doctors. Cracker was better than both IMO!

{#Cowboy}
 
I saw that tour as well, in Charlotte. Cracker rocked, Gin Blossoms were OK, and the Spin Doctors sucked (and still do). Can't believe they were considered the headliners.
The song is called Low but it gets me high.{#Devil_pimp}
This CD has a pretty neat hidden track at the end called Eurotrash Girl.
I saw Cracker in concert way back in lie 94-it might have been the first one I went to...they opened for Gin Blossoms, who then opened for Spin Doctors. Cracker was better than both IMO!

{#Cowboy}
This is really weird.  I remember seeing a poster for Duluth, Minnesota's Green Man Festival...maybe 2004.  The acts went as follows:  Willie Nelson, Cracker, Low, Trampled by Turtles....etc.   Cracker - Low ignited that memory.  Weird.
Just upped this from 6 to 8 — what was I thinking before?!


Just love this song whenever I hear it ... good wake up for Monday morning!  {#Cowboy}
amoreena wrote:
a "must see" concert if they come to a village near you...

I've seen them 5 or 6 times-every time they were great!

UltraNurd wrote:
Wow, nice transition from Eno. Barely noticed it. Great work again, Bill!
Indeed. Expert segue.

Wow, nice transition from Eno. Barely noticed it. Great work again, Bill!
Hey Bill, how about matching up some Mother Hips with this tune. Maybe "Hey Emily", "Stephanie's For LA", or "Figure 11". They'd go real nice together.
 Excelsior wrote:

I don't think anything could improve this song.  {#Puke}
 
So true.


tanyhon wrote:
Hasn't gotten any better, even with the edgy skipping technique!

I don't think anything could improve this song.  {#Puke}
Hasn't gotten any better, even with the edgy skipping technique!
 Pyro wrote:
I like being stoned, but I really got burned out on this song on terrestrial radio.

I like Cracker, as well, but this song is pretty weak.

Now, pass that over, will ya?
 

Pass it here, next...
One of the worst bands to come out of the 90's.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
You listen to too much terrestrial radio.
Nope, back then, terrestrial radio beat this to death, despite my ONLY listening to radio in the car while driving (about 30 min a day). In 1993, when this was released, there wasn't much choice. No internet radio yet. Face it, this isn't Cracker's finest hour, either.
Cracker is great, and have great songs, but their guitarist has always impressed me with his strength. To see this band live it to wonder who is actually the front man of the band. I have seen them in Tucson a few times, always great fun.
I like being stoned, but I really got burned out on this song on terrestrial radio. I like Cracker, as well, but this song is pretty weak. Now, pass that over, will ya?
a "must see" concert if they come to a village near you...
now these Crackers can rock!
bronorb wrote:
ere...
YUCKY! Gross fingernail!
All Cracker = :puke: bunch of talentless hacks.
bronorb wrote:
ere...
ere - right back at ya honey
ere...
oscar_driver wrote:
this song ALSO reminds me that im almost 31 buaaaaaaaaaaa OScar
Uh, get over it...51 here and really just okay with it. Like being stoned... :chillpill:
Martino wrote:
HEY! I like being stoned! =)
Me too...uhhhh what were we talking about?
Gracious - those young people and their music.... :cowboy:
HEY! I like being stoned! =)
Saw these guys open for the Grateful Dead back in the early-90s. They held their own and did a kickin' verson of "Loser." Just thought I'd share.