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Cake — Arco Arena
Album: Comfort Eagle
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1331









Released: 2002
Length: 1:29
Plays (last 30 days): 4
(Instrumental)
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 frisbeepilot wrote:
You either love Cake's thing or you don't. I do.

Plus, I'm a huge fan of instrumentals. Let the band play!
 
Black Sabbath meets John Hartford
 bm.deavenport613 wrote:
I love Cake!! It tastes so good. Especially this album.
 

Perhaps a little ice cream with your vinyl?!!
You either love Cake's thing or you don't. I do.

Plus, I'm a huge fan of instrumentals. Let the band play!
I'm happy they still exist.
Some songs are just great for whatever reason - I just can't explain  it :) 
CAKE!  YIPPEE!
 ench wrote:
Something about that guitar is just marvelous.

 same feeling !
 Philchill wrote:
Shame they forgot to record the remaining 15 minutes of it {#Cheesygrin}

 
Prog rocks!
awesome!
{#Cheers}
Absolutely love Cake
 Philchill wrote:
Shame they forgot to record the remaining 15 minutes of it {#Cheesygrin}

 
Yeah!!
Cake Rocks
I love Cake!! It tastes so good. Especially this album.
Saw them at Arco Arena here in Sacramento. I feel lucky. Great innovative band. 
super Cake - Arco Arena {#Crown}
Shame they forgot to record the remaining 15 minutes of it {#Cheesygrin}
CAKE! Unmistakable irreverence and reverence at the same time. Jethro/Cake (like red velvet)
This sounds disturbingly retro in a Yes/Jethro Tull-stylee. Kudos to Cake for experimentation, but this experiment sends unpleasant shudders up my spine. The horror, the horror...
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Most people can figure out how to masturbate without instructions.

 
True.  But given the importance of 'technique' in all things in life, whazz wrong with some explicit instruction?  
 unclehud wrote:

"Slap" the ball into your palm, and a bead in the upper cowbell-looking-thing "Vibras" like a rattlesnake's tail.

 
Most people can figure out how to masturbate without instructions.
 kylieh wrote:
Not my favourite Cake song, but I like the band all the same

 
Funny, because Cake isn't my favorite band by a long shot, but I like this song.
Not my favourite Cake song, but I like the band all the same
 oldsaxon wrote:
having a (really dreadful) Prog rock flashback....help
 Does this help?

If the vid won't show on your browser, you can click here.
 bitbanger wrote:

Not many know Gentle Giant. They were a great band.

 
Had to look them up. This song definitely has a early-mid 70s feel...It's like one of those bands I've heard of but don't much about (Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult): you know of them, but you don't know them. 

Good for Cake. Another song of theirs that I don't hate and dammit even like. Maybe that's because the singer was not "singing."  

That vibra slap looks like a novelty toy from the 50s. Pretty sure you could turn it into a sex toy if you really tried. 
{#Heartkiss}  {#Kiss} .......v nice indeed 7 >>>>>>>>>>>>> 8
 conglif wrote:
Well, that and a Vibra-Slap, which contrary to popular belief is NOT a sex toy (...or IS it?).

 


vibra-slap

"Slap" the ball into your palm, and a bead in the upper cowbell-looking-thing "Vibras" like a rattlesnake's tail.


Something about that guitar is just marvelous.
Now its Sleep Train Arena. It will always be Arco to me. Hopefully we will be building a new stadium in the near future?
 bitbanger wrote:

Not many know Gentle Giant. They were a great band.

 

I loved that band!  I wore out my vinyl copy of The Power and the Glory
 pwredman wrote:
I hear Tull. I also hear Gentle Giant.

 
Not many know Gentle Giant. They were a great band.
 Correct..would require flute to be Tull.. and Tull often changed up his rhythm.  unclehud wrote:

No flute, dude.  No flute dude.

 




Love it! Going to try to see Cake next week at Summerfest in Milwaukee! {#Dancingbanana_2}
I hear Tull. I also hear Gentle Giant.
 gypsyman wrote:
Am I the only one hearing a whole lot of Tull here? Hell, this could easily BE Tull.
 
No flute, dude.  No flute dude.
 ziakut wrote:
Dumb. Banal. Trite. Cake.

 

Plum, Canal, 'S'rite, Cake.
Am I the only one hearing a whole lot of Tull here? Hell, this could easily BE Tull.
 1wolfy wrote:
Now this is Cake I can take !   No vocal and a rockin' bass line

 
{#Arrowu}   {#High-five}
Now this is Cake I can take !   No vocal and a rockin' bass line
having a (really dreadful) Prog rock flashback....help
Arco Arena is now Power Balance Pavilion.
 drewd wrote:
I never would have guessed this is Cake in a million years...
 
Ditto!  It sounded delightfully heavy and is now marked for future purchase!
 TampaPurple wrote:

A girl with a short skirt and a long jacket.
 
...and an Italian leather so  - fa!!

I never would have guessed this is Cake in a million years.
and it just switched to Pink Floyd without even a hiccup.
 Tizmself wrote:

Pie

 
I only like two kinds of pie.  Hot pie and cold pie.

I have a new sense of appreciation having seen CAKE play this one live. John McCrea is on acoustic guitar.

Olympus_mons wrote:

Seriously what more do you need in life besides cake?
 
Tizmself wrote:

Pie
 
have yer pie and eat it too...?

let them eat pie...?

 
I am generally not a fan of Cake, but this one is quite tasty.

My Ukrainian neighbor in Portland loves this, as do I.
 Olympus_mons wrote:
Seriously what more do you need in life besides cake?
 
Pie

hmm, Deep Purple flavored Cake.
 eddief wrote:
Screw the cowbell.  More vibraslap please!
 
*SPA-THUDZHUDZHUDZUDZUDZUDZHZHZHZHZZHZZZ*
I really like Cake songs like this where he doesn't sing and ruin them....

  Olympus_mons wrote:
Seriously what more do you need in life besides cake?

TampaPurple wrote:

A girl with a short skirt and a long jacket.
 
Well, that and a Vibra-Slap, which contrary to popular belief is NOT a sex toy (...or IS it?).


Screw the cowbell.  More vibraslap please!
Crack The Sky?
 Olympus_mons wrote:
Seriously what more do you need in life besides cake?
 
A girl with a short skirt and a long jacket.
One of my favorite Cake pieces.  It needs some dramatic video footage.  I just don't know what it is.  Guess that's why i'm a programmer and not a movie director.

This is my ring tone. :)
The groove in this song is so good!
It's really too bad it's not longer.  Still, one of my favorite Cake tracks believe it or not.
Wow, it does have a bit of a Gentle Giant vibe to it.

 
hopper99 wrote:
Sounds like Gentle Giant 30 years ago. (Not that that´s a bit thing though)
 


 reason06 wrote:
I don't remember hearing this? Is it very very short?
 
Did Manny & Lo by John Lurie play before it?  The transition is very hard to notice.

Sounds like Gentle Giant 30 years ago. (Not that that´s a bit thing though)


briefly I go to arrange an appropriate commentary for this
Smoove_D wrote:
And there are no vocals
They should do this more often.  Like always.


 DrGonzo wrote:


rockin' - love the Cake
 
The cake is a lie!  {#Silenced}

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Seriously though, I really like these guys. Going The Distance is my favorite. Followed ever so closely by Mahna Mahna.



reason06 wrote:
I don't remember hearing this? Is it very very short?

Yes, it's only a couple of minutes. And there are no vocals, so you might not have recognized it as Cake. The vocals are usually the most distinctive part of a Cake song.


7 because it's a good instrumental, +1 because of the Northern California reference = 8  {#Angel}
3 due to its length.  If it could have ended before it started I would have rated it higher.


I don't remember hearing this? Is it very very short?
Olympus_mons wrote:
Seriously what more do you need in life besides cake?
a red sweater and a mattress would do.
rascal420 wrote:
It's referred to as Echo Arena by those of us who've been there.
I just drove by it twice this week and I have yet to go inside.
Vandy005 wrote:
Right on, I know all the words this one...
Me too! "Hey" "Yeah" "Oh" "Yaah" "Uh"
:good-vibes: :bananajam: rockin' - love the Cake
It's referred to as Echo Arena by those of us who've been there.
JonnyNismo wrote:
I've seen so many shows at Arco Arena!
Have you seen Cake there? I did -- Cake opened for No Doubt in the late 1990s. I was disappointed by No Doubt and thoroughly enjoyed Cake.
I can't believe it. A Cake song I like. An instrumental. Figures. I guess I like 'em till they open their mouths.
coloradojohn wrote:
Along with The Presidents of the USA, Cake are some of modern times' best representatives of Zappa's tongue-in-cheek style of rock. This album has a few absolutely staggering gems on it... Go, Bill, GO!
True, but funny enough my favorite song from the album isn't played on RP (Commissioning a Symphony in C).
coloradojohn wrote:
Along with The Presidents of the USA, Cake are some of modern times' best representatives of Zappa's tongue-in-cheek style of rock. This album has a few absolutely staggering gems on it... Go, Bill, GO!
Yes indeed. Short skirt and a loooong jacket.
JonnyNismo wrote:
I've seen so many shows at Arco Arena!
Good ole Echo Arena. Yeah, we coughed it up and saw McCartney there, but it would would take a reincarnation of John or George to cause this concert goer to want to go back any time soon. There are just so many finer venues in Northern CA...
Right on, I know all the words this one...
chipaudette wrote:
I just bought Cake's Comfort Eagle because of the songs played on Radio Paradise. I've got the other Cake albums, too, so I only needed a little prodding to buy it. It's a pretty entertaining set of songs. Unfortunately, I found Arco Arena a bit of a pointless piece. It does lead well into the next song "Comfort Eagle", which should definately get some airplay here. That's my vote, at least. Keep the Cake coming...just pass on Arco Arena. Chip
What he said.
Along with The Presidents of the USA, Cake are some of modern times' best representatives of Zappa's tongue-in-cheek style of rock. This album has a few absolutely staggering gems on it... Go, Bill, GO!
Olympus_mons wrote:
Seriously what more do you need in life besides cake?
Ice cream?
Seriously what more do you need in life besides cake?
Who needs words, becides my mouth is full of CAKE.
I like Pie. Cake is pretty damn good too!
Cake are different, but they definitely have their own unique sound. Instantly recognizable..
bobrk wrote:
Attack of the vibra slap!
John McCrea: Best vibra-slap player ever?
Seems like many do not like Cake... Gotta say I love me some Cake... Draws me in everytime.
Attack of the vibra slap!
Cake after the Lips...yeah!!! I saw then playing together, great idea!!!
Please stay in The Netherlands...You are scary dude Tux wrote:
Must suck to have your taste. I have not ever heard one song from this band that appealed to me. This band sucks.
The bass line is a direct descendant of a tune on Genesis' Trespass album - talk about obscure sampling. What's all this suckiness about? "Long line of cars" is a real hoot!
big_sb wrote:
must suck to be you.
Must suck to have your taste. I have not ever heard one song from this band that appealed to me. This band sucks.
jerseygirl wrote:
this band sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!
must suck to be you.
this band sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've seen so many shows at Arco Arena!
alphachimp wrote:
I guess this is okay, but why does the lead singer believe that, whatever the mood or tempo of his song, a couple of random 'eee-op...yo's are just what it needs ? Perhaps he has a lot of problems with stray cattle wandering into the studio ?
Heh. You haven't been to Sacramento, have you? ;)
I guess this is okay, but why does the lead singer believe that, whatever the mood or tempo of his song, a couple of random 'eee-op...yo's are just what it needs ? Perhaps he has a lot of problems with stray cattle wandering into the studio ?
Roverfish wrote:
Phew! Ducked an "oh no, oh yeah" barrage with this one. ;) Just kidding...I actually like Cake quite a bit.
don't forget "alright" tee-hee. love em!
chipaudette wrote:
Unfortunately, I found Arco Arena a bit of a pointless piece. It does lead well into the next song "Comfort Eagle", which should definately get some airplay here.
CAKE (all caps as per their website) knows that Arco Arena leads well into Comfort Eagle. When I saw CAKE on their Comfort Eagle tour they opened with this Arco Arena/Comfort Eagle combo. A fantastic way to kick off the show. And I agree that Comfort Eagle itself should appear here on RP. Alas, I don't have the means to submit it.
Love the random grunting and yelling in the background of this track. So Cake. Great little tune.
Roverfish wrote:
Phew! Ducked an "oh no, oh yeah" barrage with this one. ;) Just kidding...I actually like Cake quite a bit.
:lol: Funny.... and accurate!!
Roverfish wrote:
Phew! Ducked an "oh no, oh yeah" barrage with this one. ;) Just kidding...I actually like Cake quite a bit.
I never realized this "Cake cliche" until you mentioned it, but it is true!!! I like Cake too, but they could find another refrain than that!!
Just for your info..the singer of Cake is the main songwriter, he is the flesh and bones of Cake..and this song was a great follow up to The Beatles..I am very pleased... Harlan879 wrote:
I mostly can't stand Cake, 'cause their singer's voice hurts my ears, but this instrumental track's pretty cool. Would they mind firing their singer for me? Thanks.
I have yet to hear a Cake song I don't like.
I mostly can't stand Cake, 'cause their singer's voice hurts my ears, but this instrumental track's pretty cool. Would they mind firing their singer for me? Thanks.
Phew! Ducked an "oh no, oh yeah" barrage with this one. ;) Just kidding...I actually like Cake quite a bit.
Cake served with ...Jethro Tull? or maybe Deep Purple. Not complaint, just an impression.
I just love this little tune!!! Great band. Live as well!
Cake is so great. The first time I heard them was when I was still going to CSU Chico in 1994. Motorcade of Generosity just blew me away -- still one of my all time favorite CDs. I saw them at many free concerts in Sacramento. Their music, for me, symbolizes Northern California style.
Originally Posted by chipaudette: I just bought Cake's Comfort Eagle because of the songs played on Radio Paradise. I've got the other Cake albums, too, so I only needed a little prodding to buy it. It's a pretty entertaining set of songs. Unfortunately, I found Arco Arena a bit of a pointless piece. It does lead well into the next song "Comfort Eagle", which should definately get some airplay here. That's my vote, at least. Keep the Cake coming...just pass on Arco Arena. Chip
Yes! play Comfort Eagle. And Short Skirt/Long Jacket
Nice little piece. Given its authors the music seems to fit the image of two petroleum execs in very nice three-piece suits doing battle (spiked-ball and chain vs. trident, perhaps) in the ARCO ARENA before the bloodthirsty Sacramento public...
Cool instrumental. Believe it or not, the music was used for a Jay-Z and Lenny Kravitz song. Kind of surprising to hear the first time...
Can I have ice cream with that too? Cake rules!!
WOW! I actually thought this was a different song when it first started playing, so I over- Now I have another \"new,\" (to me, anyway,) band to start collecting music by. Pretty interesting.
I just bought Cake\'s Comfort Eagle because of the songs played on Radio Paradise. I\'ve got the other Cake albums, too, so I only needed a little prodding to buy it. It\'s a pretty entertaining set of songs. Unfortunately, I found Arco Arena a bit of a pointless piece. It does lead well into the next song \"Comfort Eagle\", which should definately get some airplay here. That\'s my vote, at least. Keep the Cake coming...just pass on Arco Arena. Chip
Glad that you\'re playing several songs from Cake\'s new CD...I think it\'s one of their best! I really like Long Line of Cars... :D