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Rusted Root — Magenta Radio
Album: Rusted Root
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Went down to a second hand store
to buy some clothes
like I used to wear before
Curly haired Sally says she
likes me a little better this way

Everthing I wish for
I know I could
Only if everything I could
I didn't wish for.
It's a good day in the USA
stripped down
to your Uncle long johns
Well no thanks
I'm good
here in my magenta radio

Do do do do do do do do do.....
Here In my magenta radio
Well can I say something;
just a little more
I bet you we could talk
into the morning honey.
I bet you we never
see the morning
without a hornet
buzzing around our door
Cause everytime I look
into your mirror
I see smoke from your gun
We both got itchy triggers
and we wear them for fun.
We got two stories to tell
and I think one of them is wrong
Well no thanks
I'm good
here in my magenta radio
Do do do do do do do......

Hold me my lady
Cause we all love
even when we try
Hold me my lady
Cause we all love
even when we try

When we try
we don't know our name
When we try,
but we don't know our name

I see us kissing the Earth
lovers of our way to be
Trying on shoes
that don't really fit our feet
All in a dream we got burnt
All in a dream we got hurt...
But we try, we try & we try & we
Hold me my lady
cause we all love
even when we try
Hold me my lady
cause we all love
even when we try
But we don't know our name
(c) 2002 Island Def Jam Music Grou
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 ednazarko wrote:


Actually more like African bands. Paul Simon was simply borrowing. You can hear that loping beat in the village music in some parts of Africa. Goes way back.
 
Great reply Proc...wait....ednazarko...yeah...great reply!  This one has some tasty bits to it, though I'm only liking it enough to call it a 6...still...Long Live RP!!
 mmartinwhite1938 wrote:
I'm sure this has already been noted but trying to sound like Paul Simon
 

Actually more like African bands. Paul Simon was simply borrowing. You can hear that loping beat in the village music in some parts of Africa. Goes way back.
Love the loping rhythm. Skirting the outer edge of AfroBeat.
I'm sure this has already been noted but trying to sound like Paul Simon
Wrong album, WP says this was on their self-titled record from 1998.
Man, this nouveau-hippie rock from the 90s got dated fast didn't it?
brokemusician wrote:
I would love to see a sketch of Beavis and Butthead reacting to this song: Butthead: "... uh... thiz suckz..." Beavis (screaming hysterically): "... Ah! Change it, change it, make it stop! This sucks! Cornholio! Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh...!"
That was every Beavis & Butthead sketch.
Betelgeuse wrote:
Yeah. It hates that.
:roflol:
kazuma wrote:
How about playing them back to back without playing this one?
What he said.
Cher rules.
pweverka wrote:
Don't anthropamorphise your ipod.
Yeah. It hates that.
hippiechick wrote:
My ipod loves this song, so I am really sick of it.
Don't anthropamorphise your ipod.
I love Cher.
My ipod loves this song, so I am really sick of it.
Every time the come on I think that it is Spirit of the West. I like this song. I'll have to check out this band some more.
Wilmshurst wrote:
I bet this is a fun song to dance to during the mid-day of an August music festival.
Ha. thats a good one. thanks for making me laugh
Wow - these guys are great! They remind me of Paul Sikon's Rhythm of the Saints
They are playing on Long Island Feb 20th :nyah:
Please stop singing....thanks...
I bet this is a fun song to dance to during the mid-day of an August music festival.
Marr wrote:
As if there's anything wrong with half-baked, half-clothed hippies. Isn't that where much of the best rock'n'roll comes from?
No.
ndanger666 wrote:
Sounds like Cher after a testosterone injection.
Thanks. I'll never be able to hear this again without thinking of Cher.
MrSpaz wrote:
I know it's a bit judgemental, but every time I hear these guys I think of a bunch of half-baked hippies that should really be wearing more clothes and think they're really doing great stuff when everyone else just thinks it's marginally OK. I may be way off base, but that's the impression I get.
As if there's anything wrong with half-baked, half-clothed hippies. Isn't that where much of the best rock'n'roll comes from?
DrCrane wrote:
I like this song, and it reminds me a bit of a song by Wall of Voodoo, "Mexican Radio", but not just because of the similar titles. Bill, you should play these 2 back to back sometime!
How about playing them back to back without playing this one?
hee hee brokemusician wrote:
I would love to see a sketch of Beavis and Butthead reacting to this song: Butthead: "... uh... thiz suckz..." Beavis (screaming hysterically): "... Ah! Change it, change it, make it stop! This sucks! Cornholio! Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh...!"
I would love to see a sketch of Beavis and Butthead reacting to this song: Butthead: "... uh... thiz suckz..." Beavis (screaming hysterically): "... Ah! Change it, change it, make it stop! This sucks! Cornholio! Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh...!"
Moak wrote:
I think you're probably on with "hippies", "more clothes", "great stuff" but my impression is they're having a great time and could care less what we think... I like the celebration feel in their music.
I agree. Nothing quite like hearing Elmer Fudd sing.
MrSpaz wrote:
I know it's a bit judgemental, but every time I hear these guys I think of a bunch of half-baked hippies that should really be wearing more clothes and think they're really doing great stuff when everyone else just thinks it's marginally OK. I may be way off base, but that's the impression I get.
I think you're probably on with "hippies", "more clothes", "great stuff" but my impression is they're having a great time and could care less what we think... I like the celebration feel in their music.
I know it's a bit judgemental, but every time I hear these guys I think of a bunch of half-baked hippies that should really be wearing more clothes and think they're really doing great stuff when everyone else just thinks it's marginally OK. I may be way off base, but that's the impression I get.
ndanger666 wrote:
Sounds like Cher after a testosterone injection.
:lol: Exactly! This is so bad. . . :ass:
Wow... sounds like "Spirit of the West" Kinda like English cooking - Mushy, Overdune & Bland
I would rather hear any garage band then this crap from the most over rated band in Pennsylvania. Message me for my "real" feelings.
This song makes me think 'I haven't heard enough Paul Simon on Radio Paradise lately'
I am liking the "radio" set here, (this song, plus Van Morrison "Wavelength"), but if I hear "Mexican Radio" by Wall of Voodoo I might hurl.... :puke:
Nice playing, but never seems to go anywhere - only big changes are dynamic, and they're not that big.
Wow...rusted root without the "Hibbityabbityoobityawww" factor... I still don't care it all that much...3.
ndanger666 wrote:
Sounds like Cher after a testosterone injection.
You forgot to mention she was trying to sing Paul Simon.
Rusted Root following Modest Mouse - I'm not the only person who hears a similarity between the two!!! :wink:
warderblu wrote:
Wow Is this possible? I can't believe it!!!!! This is the first time Peter Gabriel is not on the playlist here at Radio Paradise!!!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!! 02/15/2005 5:38 am - Rusted Root - Magenta Radio 5:33 am - Van Morrison - Wavelength 5:26 am - Doves - The Cedar Room 5:23 am - The Cure - Boys Don't Cry 5:19 am - Two Loons For Tea - This Mortal Rodeo 5:13 am - Rabbi Shergill - Bulla Ki Jana 5:09 am - U2 - Love And Peace Or Else 4:59 am - Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger 4:56 am - Grant-Lee Phillips - Humankind 4:54 am - Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 4:49 am - Tori Amos - Parasol 4:45 am - Magnet - Where Happiness Lives 4:40 am - Pearl Jam - Off He Goes 4:36 am - Sam Phillips - Private Storm 4:31 am - Stereo MC's - Breeze 4:27 am - Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs 4:22 am - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Rifles 4:18 am - Eastmountainsouth - The Ballad Of Young Alban and Amandy 4:12 am - Jethro Tull - With You There to Help Me 4:07 am - Ashley MacIsaac - The Wedding Funeral 4:02 am - Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun 3:59 am - Nirvana - Polly 3:55 am - Elvis Costello - Monkey To Man 3:52 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire 3:49 am - Joe Walsh - Indian Summer 3:45 am - Jesse Malin - Queen of the Underworld 3:42 am - The Replacements - Sadly Beautiful 3:37 am - Tragically Hip - Courage 3:32 am - Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed 3:29 am - John Martyn - He's Got All the Whiskey 3:25 am - Natalie Merchant - San Andreas Fault 3:20 am - Béla Fleck - Moonlight Sonata 3:15 am - Lost at Last - Diamond Body 3:11 am - Alpinestars - Hotel Parallel 3:07 am - Garbage - Only Happy When it Rains 3:03 am - Counting Crows - Rain King 3:00 am - Catie Curtis - Doctor 2:55 am - Madrugada - Majesty 2:50 am - Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed 2:46 am - Tracy Chapman - Mountain O' Things 2:42 am - Thievery Corporation - Shadows of Ourselves 2:38 am - Dining Rooms - Pure and Easy 2:34 am - Blue Man Group - Your Attention 2:28 am - Blondie vs The Doors - Rapture Riders 2:25 am - The Cars - All Mixed Up 2:20 am - Radiohead - Karma Police 2:16 am - Marianne Faithfull - Crazy Love 2:13 am - Interpol - Evil 2:07 am - Yes - It Can Happen 2:03 am - Love and Rockets - All in My Mind 1:59 am - Sting - Mad About You 1:52 am - Conjure One - Sleep (remix) 1:47 am - Massive Attack - Black Milk 1:43 am - Beck - Cold Brains 1:40 am - Cream - Those Were the Days 1:37 am - California Guitar Trio - Caravan 1:32 am - Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line 1:29 am - Pangea - Kiranga Beat 1:25 am - Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby 1:22 am - Mark Knopfler - Hard Cases 1:18 am - Steve Earle - Copperhead Road 1:12 am - Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot 1:07 am - Stereophonics - Dakota 1:03 am - Air - Run 1:00 am - Jem - Just A Ride 12:56 am - Squeeze - Pulling Mussels 12:52 am - Robyn Hitchcock - Everybody Needs Love 12:48 am - Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson 12:44 am - Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day 12:39 am - Calexico - Quattro (World drifts in) 12:34 am - Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up 12:31 am - Augustus Pablo - Point Blank 12:28 am - Ben Christophers - Hooded Kiss 12:24 am - Gomez - Miles End 12:19 am - Euphoria - The Road 12:15 am - Harry Manx - Forgive & Remember 12:10 am - Beatles - Within You Without You 12:06 am - Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good 12:01 am - Poe - Haunted 11:57 pm - Eels - Rags To Rags 11:54 pm - Gary Jules - Mad World 11:49 pm - Tori Amos - Winter 11:42 pm - Pink Floyd - Time
Well then, Bill will need to remedy that now won't he!?
Sounds like Cher after a testosterone injection.
physicsgenius wrote:
I know what everyone here hates about about this song/band: 1) There's a melody 2) played clearly 3) that accompanies someone singing, as opposed to whining/moaning
Actually, I hate that it sounds like the amateur jam garage band that plays at O'Paddy's on Wednesday nights, comprised of a bunch of CPAs with those snap-down sunglasses on their spectacles. As for your observation: 1. There's a melody... a boring melody. What, are there like, two key changes? 2. Played clearly. Great, the mics work. Thunderous applause. 3. You call that singing?
8O It's NOT Cher!!??!!
OK, I like RR and all, but does anyone catch how much that guy sounds like CHER....? "MY La-a-a-a-dy." Can that be good? Still, an 8.
Wow Is this possible? I can't believe it!!!!! This is the first time Peter Gabriel is not on the playlist here at Radio Paradise!!!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!! 02/15/2005 5:38 am - Rusted Root - Magenta Radio 5:33 am - Van Morrison - Wavelength 5:26 am - Doves - The Cedar Room 5:23 am - The Cure - Boys Don't Cry 5:19 am - Two Loons For Tea - This Mortal Rodeo 5:13 am - Rabbi Shergill - Bulla Ki Jana 5:09 am - U2 - Love And Peace Or Else 4:59 am - Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger 4:56 am - Grant-Lee Phillips - Humankind 4:54 am - Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 4:49 am - Tori Amos - Parasol 4:45 am - Magnet - Where Happiness Lives 4:40 am - Pearl Jam - Off He Goes 4:36 am - Sam Phillips - Private Storm 4:31 am - Stereo MC's - Breeze 4:27 am - Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs 4:22 am - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Rifles 4:18 am - Eastmountainsouth - The Ballad Of Young Alban and Amandy 4:12 am - Jethro Tull - With You There to Help Me 4:07 am - Ashley MacIsaac - The Wedding Funeral 4:02 am - Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun 3:59 am - Nirvana - Polly 3:55 am - Elvis Costello - Monkey To Man 3:52 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire 3:49 am - Joe Walsh - Indian Summer 3:45 am - Jesse Malin - Queen of the Underworld 3:42 am - The Replacements - Sadly Beautiful 3:37 am - Tragically Hip - Courage 3:32 am - Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed 3:29 am - John Martyn - He's Got All the Whiskey 3:25 am - Natalie Merchant - San Andreas Fault 3:20 am - Béla Fleck - Moonlight Sonata 3:15 am - Lost at Last - Diamond Body 3:11 am - Alpinestars - Hotel Parallel 3:07 am - Garbage - Only Happy When it Rains 3:03 am - Counting Crows - Rain King 3:00 am - Catie Curtis - Doctor 2:55 am - Madrugada - Majesty 2:50 am - Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed 2:46 am - Tracy Chapman - Mountain O' Things 2:42 am - Thievery Corporation - Shadows of Ourselves 2:38 am - Dining Rooms - Pure and Easy 2:34 am - Blue Man Group - Your Attention 2:28 am - Blondie vs The Doors - Rapture Riders 2:25 am - The Cars - All Mixed Up 2:20 am - Radiohead - Karma Police 2:16 am - Marianne Faithfull - Crazy Love 2:13 am - Interpol - Evil 2:07 am - Yes - It Can Happen 2:03 am - Love and Rockets - All in My Mind 1:59 am - Sting - Mad About You 1:52 am - Conjure One - Sleep (remix) 1:47 am - Massive Attack - Black Milk 1:43 am - Beck - Cold Brains 1:40 am - Cream - Those Were the Days 1:37 am - California Guitar Trio - Caravan 1:32 am - Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line 1:29 am - Pangea - Kiranga Beat 1:25 am - Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby 1:22 am - Mark Knopfler - Hard Cases 1:18 am - Steve Earle - Copperhead Road 1:12 am - Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot 1:07 am - Stereophonics - Dakota 1:03 am - Air - Run 1:00 am - Jem - Just A Ride 12:56 am - Squeeze - Pulling Mussels 12:52 am - Robyn Hitchcock - Everybody Needs Love 12:48 am - Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson 12:44 am - Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day 12:39 am - Calexico - Quattro (World drifts in) 12:34 am - Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up 12:31 am - Augustus Pablo - Point Blank 12:28 am - Ben Christophers - Hooded Kiss 12:24 am - Gomez - Miles End 12:19 am - Euphoria - The Road 12:15 am - Harry Manx - Forgive & Remember 12:10 am - Beatles - Within You Without You 12:06 am - Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good 12:01 am - Poe - Haunted 11:57 pm - Eels - Rags To Rags 11:54 pm - Gary Jules - Mad World 11:49 pm - Tori Amos - Winter 11:42 pm - Pink Floyd - Time
physicsgenius wrote:
I know what everyone here hates about about this song/band: 1) There's a melody 2) played clearly 3) that accompanies someone singing, as opposed to whining/moaning
Thanks for the laugh.
I want to like them alot, I feel like I should like them alot, but I ususally end up feeling like I do after hearing Dave Matthews: suffering from information overload. It's like they try to cram too much into a musical structure.
It sounds like he's doing his impression of Cher. jefferydelmar wrote:
I've been trying to figure out why I dislike RR so much and finally it came to me: the trill in the lead singer's voice. Oh - its the worst.
I know what everyone here hates about about this song/band: 1) There's a melody 2) played clearly 3) that accompanies someone singing, as opposed to whining/moaning
:headshake: Nope- not my cup-o-tea
ah, the mid-90s. nice to see another mostly-decent song from a hit-or-miss band. now we need something good from Deep Blue Something besides "Breakfast At Tiffany's".
Maganda radio
Very reminiscent of one of the tracks of Paul Simon's "Rhythm of the Saints" album... I can't remember which one.
DrCrane wrote:
I like this song, and it reminds me a bit of a song by Wall of Voodoo, "Mexican Radio", but not just because of the similar titles. Bill, you should play these 2 back to back sometime!
Yes I hear it. I really like some RR. But this is not one of their best. And I think the lead male's voice is sexy - strong but the vibrato makes it passionate and sensitive and not self-conscious.
jefferydelmar wrote:
I've been trying to figure out why I dislike RR so much and finally it came to me: the trill in the lead singer's voice. Oh - its the worst.
at least it's not "breathy!" :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol:
There are only a few RR songs that I love, but most, I like. I really became a big fan after catching their live show. They might sound a little loose and light on disk, but these folks put on a high-energy, dynamic, tight live show.
Saw these guys open for the Allman Brothers several years ago. Didn't do anything for me then. Doesn't do anything for me now. Kind of has that rambling, crowded "Dave Matthews" sound.
poodha wrote:
For some reason, the lead vocalist reminds me of David Byrne. :)
Please do not insult Mr. Byrne!
mangialone wrote:
Maybe not one of their better songs but nothing wrong with a catchy pop song now and then. Jeez, lighten up!
really! catchy pop is a good thing!!!
I've been trying to figure out why I dislike RR so much and finally it came to me: the trill in the lead singer's voice. Oh - its the worst.
Originally Posted by Hempletons: I have always like this band since the first time I heard them. A friend gave me the When I Woke CD because he didnt like it an said "you like all that tribal drumming shtuff, maybe you'll dig this" I did. Almost everything after that, too. Then there is this song…lands them right next to Counting Crows and Hootie and the Blowfish in the stink barrel of rotten candy pop songs. Good thing that Magenta Radio has a mute button.
Maybe not one of their better songs but nothing wrong with a catchy pop song now and then. Jeez, lighten up!
Originally Posted by eric: Actually, I don't think you're in the minority here. RR's initial fad popularity is quickly fading.
I agree. I've always been irritated by these guys.
Originally Posted by lily33: rusted root turns my stomach. for many, many reasons (they come from my hometown-the lead singer's an ass...and gosh there are others i won't bore everyone with, since i'm in the minority here).
Actually, I don't think you're in the minority here. RR's initial fad popularity is quickly fading.
I have always like this band since the first time I heard them. A friend gave me the When I Woke CD because he didnt like it an said \"you like all that tribal drumming shtuff, maybe you\'ll dig this\" I did. Almost everything after that, too. Then there is this song…lands them right next to Counting Crows and Hootie and the Blowfish in the stink barrel of rotten candy pop songs. Good thing that Magenta Radio has a mute button.
Very interesting song (\"interesting\" in a good way). Not sure why it\'s received so many negative comments, and such a low rating.
This song\'s a great example of why I can\'t stand this band. :evil:
Hey, after Wavelength, another song with lots of doob doob doodub doob in it. I wonder what background vocalists have sung more often, that, shalala (nanana) or oowhee?
if I never hear this again, thats OKAY....
rusted root turns my stomach. for many, many reasons (they come from my hometown-the lead singer\'s an ass...and gosh there are others i won\'t bore everyone with, since i\'m in the minority here). like regular turnips much better. ;)
For some reason, the lead vocalist reminds me of David Byrne. :)
This guy\'s voice is very unique. I\'m not sure I can even describe it, as if anyone here would care. He has a very strange vibrato that gets on my nerves after a bit, depending on the song.
Love the Rusted Root!!! :D
I really like this one and seriously dig Rusted Root in general ... but, I\'m starting to get the \"over-played blues\" about this particular song. :(
I like this song, and it reminds me a bit of a song by Wall of Voodoo, "Mexican Radio", but not just because of the similar titles. Bill, you should play these 2 back to back sometime!
Rusted Root Rocks!! Play more of this!!