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The Dandy Warhols — Bohemian Like You
Album: 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia
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Total ratings: 3570









Released: 2000
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You've got a great car
Yeah, what's wrong with it today?
I used to have one too
Maybe I'll come and have a look
I really love your hairdo, yeah
I'm glad you like mine too
See what lookin' pretty cool will get ya

So what do you do?
Oh yeah, I wait tables too
No, I haven't heard your band
'Cause you guys are pretty new
But if you dig on vegan food
Well, come over to my work
I'll have them cook you something that you'll really love

'Cause I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I'm feelin so bohemian like you
Yeah, I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I feel
Wahoo, woooo

Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh

Wait
Who's that guy
Just hanging at your pad
He's looking kinda bored
Yeah, you broke up, that's too bad
I guess it's fair if he always pays the rent
And he doesn't get bent about sleeping on the couch when I'm there

'Cause I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I'm feeling so bohemian like you
Yeah, I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I feel
Wahoo, woooo

Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh

I'm getting wise
And I'm feeling so bohemian like you
It's you that I want so please
Just a casual, casual easy thing
Is it? It is for me

And I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you
I like you
And I feel
Wahoo, woooo

Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Comments (647)add comment
This is a great band and this is one of their hippest songs: witty lyrics, nicely mixed, "hoo hoo" background vocals, and a catchy melody with hooks galore.

Love it!
"Wait, Who's that guy
Just hanging at your pad
He's looking kinda bored
Yeah, you broke up, that's too bad
I guess it's fair if he always pays the rent
And he doesn't get bent about sleeping on the couch when I'm there"

As someone who has been on both ends of this 'couch' situation, I can fully attest that sleeping on the couch sucks and sleeping in bed with the girl rules!  Except when couch dude gets bent out of shape, doesn't leave, makes problems, etc.  Sure wish I had this song to play back then!!  Long Live RP!!  And HJB, wherever you are, if you're still alive.....yeah...thanks for kicking him to the couch!!
I could be wrong, but I think he likes you.
Stupid band name. Stupid song. Stupid lyrics. Shut up already ya wüss
All the people that felt like this song really spoke to them when it came out are now in their 40's....
WAHOOOO!!!  Thanks for the wake-up this morning, Bill.  
 amoreena wrote:
Thanks...I needed an excuse to turn up the tunes on a flaccid Wednesday......

 
Great post, friend.  We're right in the middle of yet another one ...

C R A N K  I T !!!!!!
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Hey, its the Rolling.......Warhols?

 
was waiting for "Gold coast slaver bound for..." after the guitar intro
Long Live                                                                                                                                      Radio Paradise
To me         a SOLID                                                                                                             8 - Most Excellent
 aaronm wrote:
This song is 17 years old, but holds up sooooo well.
 How did I miss this group ? First time hearing anything they've done. 8.

Fantastic lyrics.
So much more fun than most actual Stones songs.
An Anthem for Brooklyn
To me a STRONG 8 - Most Excellent  almost 9 
DANCING AT MY DESK.  WOOHOO    {#Roflol}
WOO HOO HOOOOO{#Music}
Thanks...I needed an excuse to turn up the tunes on a flaccid Wednesday......
This song is 17 years old, but holds up sooooo well.
 volnomad wrote:
Of course they are being derivative. Most everything they do is with their tongues placed firmly in their cheeks. But, hell, they are fabulous at being ironic.

 
Even the name is an appropriation with a little twist. What else should folks expect?

Beck does this same thing, but he's more prolific. I don't see as many complaints with him, except maybe on the song Jackass.
Of course they are being derivative. Most everything they do is with their tongues placed firmly in their cheeks. But, hell, they are fabulous at being ironic.
 1wolfy wrote:
jumpin jack flash vibe indeed !

 
Good call wolfy!

This is a wonderful set.  Still have the headphones on and am not getting much work done. 
AWESOME, thanks Bill
 WonderLizard wrote:
Jeez, this thing is 15 years old. That's like the time between "Rock Around the Clock" and "Let It Be."

 
Isn't that soo bizarre?  Rock to Let It Be... so much happened between the two.

Last 15 years ...so fast!


easiest 10 I have rated all week!
 1wolfy wrote:
jumpin jack flash vibe indeed !

 
Totally
 leafmold wrote:
whooo hoo hooo!

 
yeah, me too!
whooo hoo hooo!
               Who's that guy ?
Such a fun song! Saw these guys' debut this on late nite TV late summer of 2000. Great name, catchy songs, and yeah - Stones vibe!
jumpin jack flash vibe indeed !
 marklaw wrote:
Zounds!  Met my wife online - first meeting was at a restaurant - still remember seeing her walk around the corner for the first time - this song captures it all.

 
I hope you never come to this: I lost the X-wife to the tune of Radiohead "Hail To The Thief" album which I listened to with my daughter over and over, on the way to Coachella. Now, 10 years on- very happily remarried, and all-is-cool- I still can't listen to  "Backdrifts- Honeymoon is Over" without feeling a little seasickness. Yea, that song "captured it all"  I suppose you could say.


 marklaw wrote:
Zounds!  Met my wife online - first meeting was at a restaurant - still remember seeing her walk around the corner for the first time - this song captures it all.

 
So, did he get bent sleeping on the couch while you were there?
Zounds!  Met my wife online - first meeting was at a restaurant - still remember seeing her walk around the corner for the first time - this song captures it all.
Coming to Chicago November 19th - can't wait!
Jeez, this thing is 15 years old. That's like the time between "Rock Around the Clock" and "Let It Be."
 Proclivities wrote:

Everything is derivative; this band often does it overtly.  The listener comments are almost the same in the threads for every one of their songs here (i.e. "...sounds like blablabla, derivative, etc.).  Given the band's name, it should be apparent that their being conspicuously derivative is at least a part of what they're going for.

 
Derivative? Definitely. But damned good derivative. Gets my body moving every time.
 rulebritannia wrote:
Such a great song I hate to think it's trop derivative, but......I suppose you have a point.

Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 

 

 
Everything is derivative; this band often does it overtly.  The listener comments are almost the same in the threads for every one of their songs here (i.e. "...sounds like blablabla, derivative, etc.).  Given the band's name, it should be apparent that their being conspicuously derivative is at least a part of what they're going for.
I used to live in Redmond for a brief moment....totally dig on the Dandys....Bohemian baby! Lets get down!!!
Better when it's loud!
 DaidyBoy wrote:

definitely "whoa"

 
Bummed ?
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 

 
What's wrong with that? The Stones have done many great songs and there is room for a few more like them.
Everybody in my kitchen is dancing!
having trouble getting past the "Brown Sugar" riff. Lyrics are also painfully adolescent. Sorry.
 fredriley wrote:

I think it's quite a sharp satire, for a bunch of stoners. Funny thing about the Dandy Warhols: they do super-rocky numbers like this, you buy an album on the strength of those, and the rest of the album is mumblecore stoner stuff with the incisiveness of a marshmallow and the bite of an earthworm. 9 from the Nottingham jury for this number, but a nailed on Ho-Hum for most of their output.

 
{#Roflol}{#Clap}

Aren't you glad we live in a time that doesn't force you to buy an album of dross to get the one nugget you crave? 

Such a great song I hate to think it's trop derivative, but......I suppose you have a point.

Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 

 


Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 
 Chi_Editrix wrote:
Why I like this song: cause I got it off the "Radio Sunnydale" compilation. Missing Buffy.
 

 

Looks like a fun compilation: 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale
Track Listing

 
1. Buffy Main Title Theme - The Breeders2. Stop Thinking About It - Joey Ramone3. Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols4. Everybody Got Their Something - Nikka Costa5. Key - Devics6. Sound of the Revolution - Lunatic Calm7. Ballad for Dead Friends - Dashboard Prophets8. Blue - Angie Hart9. Pavlov's Bell - Aimee Mann10. There's No Other Way - Blur11. Prayer of Saint Francis - Sarah McLachlan12. The Final Fight (original score) - Rob Duncan

Why I like this song: cause I got it off the "Radio Sunnydale" compilation. Missing Buffy.
 
 stalfnzo wrote:
What a great set! Thanks Bill.

 

Same today Bill.
Rocking it baby


 fredriley wrote:

I think it's quite a sharp satire, for a bunch of stoners. Funny thing about the Dandy Warhols: they do super-rocky numbers like this, you buy an album on the strength of those, and the rest of the album is mumblecore stoner stuff with the incisiveness of a marshmallow and the bite of an earthworm. 9 from the Nottingham jury for this number, but a nailed on Ho-Hum for most of their output.

 
Agreed on all accounts. I acquired several of their works hoping for more output like this but found nothing equal to this and with a few exceptions found it mostly disposable...
 MrsTom wrote:
Are the lyrics right? In my head the guy was looking kind of "whoa" not bored. 
 
definitely "whoa"
Bad driver I guess.
What a great set! Thanks Bill.
Perfect example of "Good Time" Rock and Roll!
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano} 
From the Stones to this cannot be a coincidence, right? But hey, it's a really "likable" Bohemian song.....even if they are taking the Mickey out of it.
Are the lyrics right? In my head the guy was looking kind of "whoa" not bored. 
 bb_matt wrote:
Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
 
I think it's quite a sharp satire, for a bunch of stoners. Funny thing about the Dandy Warhols: they do super-rocky numbers like this, you buy an album on the strength of those, and the rest of the album is mumblecore stoner stuff with the incisiveness of a marshmallow and the bite of an earthworm. 9 from the Nottingham jury for this number, but a nailed on Ho-Hum for most of their output.
Quite suitable after the Stones!
I like you too!
{#Wave} .... just gone 9 >>>>> 10
Unashamedly fun!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
...at which point the guy who grew up in the deep south on funk and handed-down delta blues rolls his eyes so hard they fall out and end up under the fridge.
That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9


 

Good point and probably could be directed to half of the posts on all of the song boards.
 bb_matt wrote:
Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
In fact, the entire song seems to have been constructed around that riff rip-off - almost as if they used to cover the stones before writing original material...

 
Like Keith Richards never lifted a riff?

As in Chuck Berry? 
Love the energy. Good song. I hear the beginning and think...Oh (*#)$ it's Rolling Stones...then I am pleasantly surprised it's the Warhols...!
WAHOOOO--dancing at my desk. Great way to start the day!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 bb_matt wrote:
Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
In fact, the entire song seems to have been constructed around that riff rip-off - almost as if they used to cover the stones before writing original material...
 ...at which point the guy who grew up in the deep south on funk and handed-down delta blues rolls his eyes so hard they fall out and end up under the fridge.
That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9

Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
In fact, the entire song seems to have been constructed around that riff rip-off - almost as if they used to cover the stones before writing original material...
My god! We need more bands trying to emualate or rip off the Rolling Stones! Or Led Z. Or Beatles. Or Allmans. Or Grateful Dead. Or Pink Floyd. Or Yes. Or Bob Dylan. Or The Who. Or Little Feat. Or Eric Clapton.


We need RnR!!! 21st century rock music sucks...so far.  

  
Sucko barfo for just sounding like the ugly stones.
 
 leafmold wrote:
People: it's the Dandy Warhols. Take a clue from their name. Any "ripping off" is intentional—and brilliant.

 
Ding ding ding! {#Clap} I'm always amused by people who post the "ripoff" comments on the Dandy's songs. {#Dancingbanana}
 Hannio wrote:
So that is what passes for witty these days?
 
Yep.  And 13 years ago, too.
The LOUDER the better    {#Dancingbanana_2}
Wahoo!!

Must admit the DM's rather passed me by the first time around... but having heard this several time on RP, and also the most excellent Godless, I invested a whole £3 in a 'Greatest Hits' CD, and I've not (on the whole) been disappointed...   
is it me or does this song sound an awful lot like a blend of "jumpin jack flash" and "brown sugar"??
...because there are so many songs like this one? NOPE!  How cool....

Wow, it took about a thousand times before I got sick of this one.  I liked it for a week.
 joempie wrote:

Was it really meant as an homage? Well at the least it's a  pastiche, and a damn good one. I like it a lot better than the 'original' :) 9.

 
agree. It's the guitar that reminds me of the Stones but the background vocals do too. Pretty good album.
 unclehud wrote:
"So what do you do?
Oh yeah, I wait tables too.
No, I haven't heard your band,
'Cause you guys are pretty new.
But if you dig on vegan food,
Well, come over to my work,
I'll have them cook you something that you'll really love"
   
How can anyone resist this bouncy beat, killer pop hooks, and witty lyrics?

 

So that is what passes for witty these days?
"So what do you do?
Oh yeah, I wait tables too.
No, I haven't heard your band,
'Cause you guys are pretty new.
But if you dig on vegan food,
Well, come over to my work,
I'll have them cook you something that you'll really love"
   
How can anyone resist this bouncy beat, killer pop hooks, and witty lyrics?
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
The frequency with which this song is played is writing a check that its musical value cannot possibly cover.  Enough already.
 grant wrote:
Done before or not, the lyrics in this song are hilarious and it sounds really good when your playing air guitar, at a very high volume.

 
The volume on my air guitar goes up to 11!
"Wooooo!"
 joempie wrote:

Was it really meant as an homage? Well at the least it's a  pastiche, and a damn good one. I like it a lot better than the 'original' :) 9.

 
Exactly what I came in to say.  Kinda like the Stones, all right . . . but way, way better.
 
 kingart wrote:

There's a huge gap between "rip off" and "homage". And having heard Jumpin Jack Flash approx. 1,670,325 times — I'll take the Dandy Warhols' homage. 
 

 
Was it really meant as an homage? Well at the least it's a  pastiche, and a damn good one. I like it a lot better than the 'original' :) 9.
Say what you want but there's a reason this is following the Stones in Bill's playlist.  These m'fers can rock.
 Stingray wrote:

10, but only because 10 is tops!

In comparison with Pink Floyd it would be something between 17 and 28!

One of the best rock-songs - EVER!

 

I like reading your posts because I know you are one of the few people here whom I actually believe is writing the truth about what they really think of a song....99% people are saying conventional bullshit trying to impress everyone else about their taste and knowledge...and therefore their input is worthless...

..but then I also learn from your posts that all taste is subjective..because I really do not find this song anything special...it's meh.. 
Never heard of these guys- great song!

10, but only because 10 is tops!

In comparison with Pink Floyd it would be something between 17 and 28!

One of the best rock-songs - EVER!


This song reminds me of wearing my cassette tapes out for over-rewinding.  So. Much. Fun!  ðŸ˜„
People: it's the Dandy Warhols. Take a clue from their name. Any "ripping off" is intentional—and brilliant.
 grant wrote:
Done before or not, the lyrics in this song are hilarious and it sounds really good when your playing air guitar, at a very high volume.
 
and how!!!
woo hoo hoo hoo 
An absolute, solid 10 for the home town boys.
 Mystery Guest wrote:
Jumping jack flash redone- what a rip off 
 
There's a huge gap between "rip off" and "homage". And having heard Jumpin Jack Flash approx. 1,670,325 times — I'll take the Dandy Warhols' homage. 
 
More than 10!
 Nillagirl wrote:
Well, I really dig this song. Too bad it's been done before. Lots of people have noticed, but can I be the only one offended that it's a re-handed Brown Sugar with high "Woo-hoo's" in it? Dudes, write your own catchy as hell riff. 
 
So I'm ripping off some other band when I loudly whoop out a "woo-hoo"?? I think not my dear - it's all in fun.  This jolly song is just one of many unique and cheerful blendings of sound and lyrics that makes the Dandy's a one of a kind band!
  wrote:
Jumping jack flash redone- what a rip off 
 

I can hear the resemblance now that you mention it, but a ripoff?  No.  Lots of songs sound like other songs.  Probably every song sounds like at least one other.
Done before or not, the lyrics in this song are hilarious and it sounds really good when your playing air guitar, at a very high volume.
Not Cool!  Very over played... on RP and other.
 Nillagirl wrote:
Well, I really dig this song. Too bad it's been done before. Lots of people have noticed, but can I be the only one offended that it's a re-handed Brown Sugar with high "Woo-hoo's" in it? Dudes, write your own catchy as hell riff. 
 
Everything's been done before, and much of this band's material is direct references to well-known songs.  I wouldn't be offended by it.
 christopherwoods wrote:
It's a good fun track with fun lyrics that are also universally acceptable for kids of all ages to belt out as loud as they can. What's not to enjoy?
 
Someone will always find something not to enjoy...which is fine. I'll assume they find enjoyment in something else on RP (or why else would they be here?). 
I find plenty to enjoy in it, but for me its not an all-time great.
Well, I really dig this song. Too bad it's been done before. Lots of people have noticed, but can I be the only one offended that it's a re-handed Brown Sugar with high "Woo-hoo's" in it? Dudes, write your own catchy as hell riff. 
This is like DW's "surprise party" track — the rest of their catalogue is so unlike this, but it's an instant attention grabber and so well known of course. (Vodafone in the UK used it late 90s / early 2000s on their TV adverts, along with whoever else on other sides of ponds.)

It's a good fun track with fun lyrics that are also universally acceptable for kids of all ages to belt out as loud as they can. What's not to enjoy?
No, just no.
Ladies, none of you actually get played like this, do you?
 ladybinnath wrote:

I think they're pretty much copping the riff off "Brown Sugar" or at least coming damn close.
 

Rock and roll never forgets...
Can't help myself with this one, it's just too damn infectious.
YES!
10+ - XXXTREMELY SEXY!

 



Ok, I guess I like it and them enough 6 —> 7 "like you"
 Proclivities wrote:

Probably because they're playing parts of the tune in a similar rhythm and strumming style to "Brown Sugar".  This rocks.
 
I think they're pretty much copping the riff off "Brown Sugar" or at least coming damn close.
 FlatCat wrote:
This doesn't get old.
 

hard to argue with a great pop-ish song like this one. i agree, never will get old. makes me smile every time i hear it.
This doesn't get old.
A great song that unfortunately has been ruined by extreme over-exposure in Vodafone commercials.
this one ROCKS!

10!


WHEW! Smokin'. 
10!