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Jimmy Page & Robert Plant — City Don't Cry
Album: No Quarter
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4.5

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Total ratings: 120









Released: 1994
Length: 5:30
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Papernapkin wrote:
The first I've heard this. I like so much from these artists, I'm going to reserve judgement until after a number of listens.
On this album they have taken a lot of old song and rerecorded them with an Eastern feel using guest musicians. Most of the tracks "Ramble On" which works with some of the songs (if your in the mood/groove for that kind of thing) and not for others.
The first I've heard this. I like so much from these artists, I'm going to reserve judgement until after a number of listens.
Not good
WTF?? make it end PLEASE :stop:
darkhorse53 wrote:
I don't usually comment on bad music, but this really sucks.
Neither do I, but I agree. In the video, it was a neat interlude that began to drone on too long, but as a stand alone piece, it doesn't work at all.
I really like this. Creative stretching out.
I don't usually comment on bad music, but this really sucks.
Interesting experiment and worthwhile doing, though it does hurt my ears a bit. It does go on rather a long time, though...
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Alafia wrote:
Can't BELIEVE this is only coming in at 4.4. What's wrong with you people?
Ignoring the names of the artists, it's an interesting bit. I would not punch the '1' gong on it.
Alafia wrote:
Can't BELIEVE this is only coming in at 4.4. What's wrong with you people?
Alafia, 75% of all your ratings are either 8, 9 or 10. Either you only rate tracks you like, you are indiscriminate in judging music, or you share Bill G's taste almost exactly. I rated City Don't Cry a 1. What's wrong with me? Mid life crisis, receding hairline, intolerance of others, ennui, my kids don't call me as much as I'd like, BUT I know what I like, and I don't like this.
Boring! Goes on much too long! If it wasn't for their musical history this would never have been recorded. :yawn:
Alafia wrote:
Can't BELIEVE this is only coming in at 4.4. What's wrong with you people?
Playing this tune just because it's Jimmy Page & Robert Plant doesn't make it good. :puke:
Can't BELIEVE this is only coming in at 4.4. What's wrong with you people?
soulhealer wrote:
Robert Plant made an honest effort to sing in a style that was similar to the odd middle eastern scales that are routinely used in the indigigenous music of those places. He was advised by some of the local musicians, during the sessions, that he was not singing the scales "right" and they offered to teach him. Robert declined the offer politely saying that it would muck up his own expression, sort of throwing a wrench into a fun thing. I'm sure these scales are not easy to learn for a grown man who has been raised on modern "tonal" music which features semi-tones and whole tones, etc etc. The music that Plant was trying to incorporate featured what we call micro tones. Those are quarter tones and smaller intervals. I say good for him for trying and for doing as much as any one else to expose westerners to these great worlds of music. A for effort. Here's a little snippet for Zeps Kashmir. Seems appropriate "Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear Oh, oh. Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin' I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin' "
This info makes me LESS quick to judge, though I'm not really enjoying this much. And I LOVE world music. And LZ.
I bet Bill and others would like Sahrauis .
ladyj wrote:
yes, very tribal sounding. this post is very informative and yes A for good effort. so good I wouldn't even recogonize who sang this but what would be a real relief is if the sore listener could actually be jolting into the song kashmir right afterwards. :?
Awesome histry. Thanks. And verrry tribal....
soulhealer wrote:
Robert Plant made an honest effort to sing in a style that was similar to the odd middle eastern scales that are routinely used in the indigigenous music of those places. He was advised by some of the local musicians, during the sessions, that he was not singing the scales "right" and they offered to teach him. Robert declined the offer politely saying that it would muck up his own expression, sort of throwing a wrench into a fun thing. I'm sure these scales are not easy to learn for a grown man who has been raised on modern "tonal" music which features semi-tones and whole tones, etc etc. The music that Plant was trying to incorporate featured what we call micro tones. Those are quarter tones and smaller intervals. I say good for him for trying and for doing as much as any one else to expose westerners to these great worlds of music. A for effort. Here's a little snippet for Zeps Kashmir. Seems appropriate "Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear Oh, oh. Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin' I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin' "
yes, very tribal sounding. this post is very informative and yes A for good effort. so good I wouldn't even recogonize who sang this but what would be a real relief is if the sore listener could actually be jolting into the song kashmir right afterwards. :?
soulhealer wrote:
Robert Plant made an honest effort to sing in a style that was similar to the odd middle eastern scales that are routinely used in the indigigenous music of those places. He was advised by some of the local musicians, during the sessions, that he was not singing the scales "right" and they offered to teach him. Robert declined the offer politely saying that it would muck up his own expression, sort of throwing a wrench into a fun thing. I'm sure these scales are not easy to learn for a grown man who has been raised on modern "tonal" music which features semi-tones and whole tones, etc etc. The music that Plant was trying to incorporate featured what we call micro tones. Those are quarter tones and smaller intervals. I say good for him for trying and for doing as much as any one else to expose westerners to these great worlds of music. A for effort. Here's a little snippet for Zeps Kashmir. Seems appropriate "Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear Oh, oh. Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin' I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin' "
Interesting. Thanks for that post.
dpjag wrote:
fer sher
Robert Plant made an honest effort to sing in a style that was similar to the odd middle eastern scales that are routinely used in the indigigenous music of those places. He was advised by some of the local musicians, during the sessions, that he was not singing the scales "right" and they offered to teach him. Robert declined the offer politely saying that it would muck up his own expression, sort of throwing a wrench into a fun thing. I'm sure these scales are not easy to learn for a grown man who has been raised on modern "tonal" music which features semi-tones and whole tones, etc etc. The music that Plant was trying to incorporate featured what we call micro tones. Those are quarter tones and smaller intervals. I say good for him for trying and for doing as much as any one else to expose westerners to these great worlds of music. A for effort. Here's a little snippet for Zeps Kashmir. Seems appropriate "Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear Oh, oh. Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin' I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin' "
darcyc wrote:
Plant sounds a bit off-key in this song (to my ears at least)
fer sher
Yech! :cry:
I think this is a good song, and a great album. Keep it up!
This seems to be mainly for the sake of trying to come up with something different than what people would expect from them. I doubt if there are much true emotions involved.
This song is O.K., something different.
Plant sounds a bit off-key in this song (to my ears at least)
I can\'t get into this at all.
I love the one song not on the album but was on the tv show and haven't found it anywhere.:??: It was "waawa" I believe and done with these same musicians from morocco. It was most likely cut because it was more the musicians than page and plant. but this is very mellow and relaxing to me. :)
A definite departure from their usual Led Zep stuff. I wouldn\'t give it a 10, but I think it\'s an interesting piece to have in the mix.
Two very capable, talented men, but this song is just yucky, I can\'t get the groove of it at all - boo!!!!