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Traveling Wilburys — End Of The Line
Album: Volume 1
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Released: 1988
Length: 3:24
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Well, it's all right, riding around in the breeze
Well, it's all right, if you live the life you please
Well, it's all right, doing the best you can
Well, it's all right, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring ''(At the end of the line)''
Waiting for someone to tell you everything ''(At the end of the line)''
Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring ''(At the end of the line)''
Maybe a diamond ring

Well, it's all right, even if they say you're wrong
Well, it's all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well, it's all right, as long as you got somewhere to lay
Well, it's all right, every day is Judgment Day

Maybe somewhere down the road aways ''(At the end of the line)''
You'll think of me and wonder where I am these days ''(At the end of the line)''
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays ''(At the end of the line)''
[[The Jimi Hendrix Experience:Purple Haze|Purple Haze]]

Well, it's all right, even when push comes to shove
Well, it's all right, if you got someone to love
Well, it's all right, everything'll work out fine
Well, it's all right, we're going to the end of the line

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive ''(At the end of the line)''
I'm just glad to be here, happy to be alive ''(At the end of the line)''
It don't matter if you're by my side ''(At the end of the line)''
I'm satisfied

Well, it's all right, even if you're old and gray
Well, it's all right, you still got something to say
Well, it's all right, remember to live and let live
Well, it's all right, the best you can do is forgive

Well, it's all right ''(all right)'', riding around on the breeze
Well, it's all right ''(all right)'', if you live the life you please
Well, it's all right, even if the sun don't shine
Well, it's all right ''(all right)'', we're going to the end of the line
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 lizardking wrote:
I'm surprised at some of the (negative) comments - considering the story behind this "band" and especially the Jimi Hendrix reference, not to mention the awesome tribute to Ray O in the video with an empty (and rocking) rocking chair with his guitar in it.  I don't know, I really like the grove, all the musicians, etc.  It's a 9 for me.  Peace, Love and RnR - in whatever order!
 
I couldn't agree more. I always thought of the Purple Haze lyric as just that, but you gave a new way to think about it. And Roy's guitar in the chair and his picture on the wall, I never noticed it a greasy teenager who really liked the Wilbury's!!!
 Djoy wrote:
Waaaaa, I want more Wilbury music...missing everything about them.
 
Me too! Love me some music where everyone takes a turn!!! 
Waaaaa, I want more Wilbury music...missing everything about them.
 lizardking wrote:
I'm surprised at some of the (negative) comments - considering the story behind this "band" and especially the Jimi Hendrix reference, not to mention the awesome tribute to Ray O in the video with an empty (and rocking) rocking chair with his guitar in it.  I don't know, I really like the grove, all the musicians, etc.  It's a 9 for me.  Peace, Love and RnR - in whatever order!
 
could not agree more on everything but - wasn't it sex, drugs and randR? when did that change too? a great song and real video. 
Increasing to 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G
Alas, only Bob and Jeff haven't reached the end of the line.   : (
just when you thought it was the end of the line....just be
...satisfied. 
To me 8 - M o s t  E x c e l l e n t   
 stalfnzo wrote:
This song automatically gets 1 point taken away for having Dylan on it. 

 
Just for that...I'm going to bump my 10 → ....shit....

And Dylan's not on this...that's Lucky Wilbury!!

 and now, unfortunately with Tom gone as well...RIP

WonderLizard wrote:
There will be no Wilburys reunion so long as Roy and George remain dead.

 


I still really like this - it's sad, though, like Warren Zevon's "Back in the High Life Again"
Some songs are a sprint, but this is a leisurely stroll enjoying the time.
No power lifting, no shrieking, no twerking, no rapping. 
Extraordinary songwriters enjoying their place in the world. What a great time.
I'm surprised at some of the (negative) comments - considering the story behind this "band" and especially the Jimi Hendrix reference, not to mention the awesome tribute to Ray O in the video with an empty (and rocking) rocking chair with his guitar in it.  I don't know, I really like the grove, all the musicians, etc.  It's a 9 for me.  Peace, Love and RnR - in whatever order!
Not sure for the hate here, I like it. Musicians getting together and having a good time, nothing wrong with that, just wish Roy was around longer so we could've gotten more from them. 
annoying.
This song automatically gets 1 point taken away for having Dylan on it. 

I hated this band when they got together in the 1980's....

 

.....still do.


Together we're singing it's time to get her,  I'm still working out on when to say I'll be with you again.
There will be no Wilburys reunion so long as Roy and George remain dead.
 grazie wrote:
A bunch of has beens singing a very mediocre song. And this appears to be the best they did since it's the only one that ever gets played. 

 
Grrrrrrrr.how can you be so negative about a group of veterans who have composed music to which millions have rocked,sung, moaned, shouted, cried, loved,married, divorced, given birth, and died.  When I die, sing me away with Layla. They have surely blessed the earth with more gifts than I have, and I'll bet, more gifts than you.

I too miss Roy and George.
An outstanding 'All Star' band!!!!!
Fantastic. That is all.
It is always aright at the end of the line
And then ... back at it again!  
{#Roflol} 

Every end is a beginning! 
liked it back then, like it even more now!  :) 
Priceless.
 AndyJ wrote:

Always enjoyed this song, album, group...

Today, they seem to speak directly to me.  Guess it's the Boomer thing of poet/philosophy coming with instrumental accompaniment and pop or less formal format.  Not mushed up behind cloud of sound. Not so loud it hurts the ears of those who still hear...

And now RP sends DeVotchKa... Same vein, not likely to ever be paired by any other Robot-Radio playing an ever shrinking array of "MY" music... RP has opened my ears to new artists, sounds and I have added a few hundred CDs to my collection... Yep, Boomer Style, buying full album vs. singles... 

Point of this ramble: 1) End of Line is speaking to me today. 2) I love Radio Paradise and tell -all- I meet about the unique value I find. 3) I wish all who listen would spread the word and build the listener base. Course that may lead to buyout offers, OTOH it may lead to well earned rewards for job well done.

Thank You



 
thumbs up Andy oregon dude also and RP is the real deal! 
Always a joy to hear such talented souls sing together.
Printing out these lyrics to put next to my computer for a smile on Mondays....thanks Bill and the Wilburys....I needed that!
Nice!
27 years ago, already? Jaysus! Time warp. 
 
10, for sheer happiness.
Me and my Mom loved this song! 
 Highspirits wrote:

Sitting here on christmas day reading old posts and this one caught my eye. There's something funny and dada or surreal about it, heh?  Carrying a ladder while singing!  Who would have thought it would spark such feelings?
Thanks jamelch, for sharing your moment of magical love inspired by this fun tune and more.   And I am glad that Roy O, George, Tom and Jeff got together and made this heartfelt honest music.

 
Now THAT'S a man that lives up to his name.  Wonderful comment...about someone else's comment.
 jamelch wrote:
One day in I was in Santa Cruz and two guys came out of a store carrying a ladder and singing this song.  It was magical. Love this and love the Wilburys!!

 
Sitting here on christmas day reading old posts and this one caught my eye. There's something funny and dada or surreal about it, heh?  Carrying a ladder while singing!  Who would have thought it would spark such feelings?
Thanks jamelch, for sharing your moment of magical love inspired by this fun tune and more.   And I am glad that Roy O, George, Tom and Jeff got together and made this heartfelt honest music.

Always enjoyed this song, album, group...

Today, they seem to speak directly to me.  Guess it's the Boomer thing of poet/philosophy coming with instrumental accompaniment and pop or less formal format.  Not mushed up behind cloud of sound. Not so loud it hurts the ears of those who still hear...

And now RP sends DeVotchKa... Same vein, not likely to ever be paired by any other Robot-Radio playing an ever shrinking array of "MY" music... RP has opened my ears to new artists, sounds and I have added a few hundred CDs to my collection... Yep, Boomer Style, buying full album vs. singles... 

Point of this ramble: 1) End of Line is speaking to me today. 2) I love Radio Paradise and tell -all- I meet about the unique value I find. 3) I wish all who listen would spread the word and build the listener base. Course that may lead to buyout offers, OTOH it may lead to well earned rewards for job well done.

Thank You



Absolutely !!!   Bill has impeccable taste in music !!!!

 

jayvee2 wrote:
A great, true Supergroup writing fun and memorable ditties and obviously having so much fun as well!
 


Always reminds me of getting set up in Shizuoka, my first stint in Japan, hanging with Tony B from Cal, drinking sake & beer and girl-watching, jamming to this and thinking, Wow, the old rockers were really having fun making this one — &they sure hit it out of the park!
Petty went the full Dylan after the Wilburys. Before he favored Bob(in the Nashville Skyline days, especially) ... after it was like Bob was using Tom's voice.
Lately he is back the the old Tom.
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this song...
A great, true Supergroup writing fun and memorable ditties and obviously having so much fun as well!
Wow. This song sure stirs folks' blood. My band tried to do this one. The lead guitarist fought us like crazy. First, the drummer couldn't keep time. Next, the bass player (that would be me) couldn't keep time. Then our singer and rhythm guitarist couldn't keep time. Turned out that he had the image of the empty rocking chair from the video in his head, and couldn't abide doing a song about a dead, er, rocker. After too many abortive attempts, we gave it up. Still did "Handle With Care." The drummer sang Orbison's parts and did quite well. We even managed to keep the time.
 kcar wrote:

In other words: 

Lebowski from the film
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."

(Ever notice how you don't see BillG and the Big Lebowski in the same room at the same time? Wonder which phone booth he uses...) 

 
Still at it?  hounding me and other commenters you don't like is not contributing.  I see you are now the new hall monitor.  

Also, quit speaking for the owners of this station.  If they want to comment, then I am sure they will.  Who are you to speak for the owners like you do?  

Why don't you focus on making meaningful contributions to this comment board and stop worrying about snarky or negative comments.  Snark is not going to go away.  Most people who contribute make snarky or negative opinions here.  It's only a few arrogant dipshits who have a problem with it.  Probably 75% of my comments are positive or neutral.

There is this small but quite vocal contingency on the web who simply come to comment boards to police them from snarky or negative comments, or grammar.  THEY DO NOT REALLY CONTRIBUTE.  You people are losers, pure and simple.  Most web commenters are on board with the program.  Your time is coming to an end. 

 

 
{#Wave}... the foot is tapping
 Papasmeg wrote:
Great follow on from the Beatles when I'm 64, but for me the Wilburys don't quite hit the spot. Such an amazing mix of musicians, maybe too much of a good thing?  

 
same 2 in a row today!
alllright 
I love everything about the Wilbury's & sad there's no more...just miss Roy & George.
Love the playful diversity, but have seen here how many folks don't care for them…the ole different strokes philosophy
and wish it was more widespread in this world….
 
how can you hate this, whole album recorded in a weekend, straight in to Classic status.
Ah, the Traveling Horde of Rhythm Guitarists. : )

I was actually just playing this song a few hours ago on my 20+ year old Stratocaster. It was one of the first songs I learned after I got it. 
 h8rhater wrote:

Somebody got beat up in high school.

 
I love you hater hater...I just wish you were not such a wa wa wa wuss about people hating your songs you big cwy baby...dont go being a pussy now like you usually do when someone posts something you dont agree with
Hearing that nice, upbeat intro just makes me melancholy ... sic transit, etc.
A bunch of has beens singing a very mediocre song. And this appears to be the best they did since it's the only one that ever gets played. 
 Poacher wrote:
Dying to see these guys on tour. . . 

 
yeah you'd have to, since two of them are indeed dead...
 rdo wrote:

It would also be pointless to have a comment board without comments that expressed what we really think.  Unlike you, I am in favor of the incivility of the WWW.  The web is the one sanctuary on our planet where we can say what we really think without getting kicked out of the room by the person in charge, the Boss.  The Boss is usually the leader of whatever clique you belong to, whether it be a dinner party where the Boss is a social leader surrounded by sychophants; a professional association where our livlihoods depend on our opinions; or even amongst good friends whose myriad sensibilities we do not want to offend.  All of this conspires to shut us up.  Zip our lips. Hold it in.  But on the WWW, we can say what we think. It is a refuge from the bullies.  Let's keep it that way.  And it's OK if it get's heated now and then.  It's healthy.  A healthy incivility is a good thing.  All opinions are welcome here, even those trolls.   

 
Somebody got beat up in high school.
One day in I was in Santa Cruz and two guys came out of a store carrying a ladder and singing this song.  It was magical. Love this and love the Wilburys!!
Dying to see these guys on tour. . . 
Really looking forward to the day this is no longer in ANY rotation.... Blahhhh
This album is one of my all time favorites. What an awesome collaboration between Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeffrey Lynne,  Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. It's allllllllllllllllright!
Great succession of songs tonight while I have to work on a Saturday evening.
 
This is the most disappointing group ever, "Superstar" or otherwise.  Tedium and tediummer.
 gjr wrote:
this could have been a truly GREAT album - if not for Jeff Lynne's insistence on making everything in the world sound like ELO.  You have on one hand, arguably, three of the top ten most influential artists from the sixties plus tom petty and jeff lynne and he somehow still made it sound like ELO.  what a waste of talent.....

 
If Lynn was not there, likely would not have been any album
 sirdroseph wrote:


Oh yes, Dylan, Harrison, Lynne, Orbison and Petty haven't sold anything.  As a matter of fact, it is doubtful most people have even heard of these quirky, indie guys.{#Rolleyes} 
And I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure Harrison was in the Beatles.

 
and Roy was just a very small god....
 oilydwarf wrote:

maybe honesty rather than incivility?

 
Yeah, I did stress honesty in my post...but also…maybe thicker skin, a sense of humor and irony, instead of always looking for reasons to express self-righteous indignation?  If everyone followed all the rules and prohibitions expressed here about what is not civil, then no one would post anything.
this could have been a truly GREAT album - if not for Jeff Lynne's insistence on making everything in the world sound like ELO.  You have on one hand, arguably, three of the top ten most influential artists from the sixties plus tom petty and jeff lynne and he somehow still made it sound like ELO.  what a waste of talent.....
 lemmoth wrote:

Curious rating from you, maybe.  Because most all your high rating are for bands/artists that sold stratospheric amounts of records (U2, Beatles, Radiohead, Grateful Dead) and your poor ratings are reserved for quirky, introspective, quieter sorts.

 

Oh yes, Dylan, Harrison, Lynne, Orbison and Petty haven't sold anything.  As a matter of fact, it is doubtful most people have even heard of these quirky, indie guys.{#Rolleyes} 
And I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure Harrison was in the Beatles.
Maybe somewhere down the road aways
You'll think of me, wonder where I am these days
Maybe somewhere down the road...when somebody plays
Purple Haze

Ha! Great lines, there!
 rdo wrote:

It would also be pointless to have a comment board without comments that expressed what we really think.  Unlike you, I am in favor of the incivility of the WWW.  The web is the one sanctuary on our planet where we can say what we really think without getting kicked out of the room by the person in charge, the Boss.  The Boss is usually the leader of whatever clique you belong to, whether it be a dinner party where the Boss is a social leader surrounded by sychophants; a professional association where our livlihoods depend on our opinions; or even amongst good friends whose myriad sensibilities we do not want to offend.  All of this conspires to shut us up.  Zip our lips. Hold it in.  But on the WWW, we can say what we think. It is a refuge from the bullies.  Let's keep it that way.  And it's OK if it get's heated now and then.  It's healthy.  A healthy incivility is a good thing.  All opinions are welcome here, even those trolls.   
 
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 rdo wrote:

It would also be pointless to have a comment board without comments that expressed what we really think.  Unlike you, I am in favor of the incivility of the WWW.  The web is the one sanctuary on our planet where we can say what we really think without getting kicked out of the room by the person in charge, the Boss.  The Boss is usually the leader of whatever clique you belong to, whether it be a dinner party where the Boss is a social leader surrounded by sychophants; a professional association where our livlihoods depend on our opinions; or even amongst good friends whose myriad sensibilities we do not want to offend.  All of this conspires to shut us up.  Zip our lips. Hold it in.  But on the WWW, we can say what we think. It is a refuge from the bullies.  Let's keep it that way.  And it's OK if it get's heated now and then.  It's healthy.  A healthy incivility is a good thing.  All opinions are welcome here, even those trolls.   
 
maybe honesty rather than incivility?
This music really stands up to the passing of time so well.

I always get a little chill when I hear Roy's part, and hearing George singing with a bunch of his mates is really sweet. These guys were so good together!

Thanks for throwing this in the mix, Bill and Rebecca. {#Cheers}
everyday is judgement day

its not supposed to blow you away, its just SIMPLY brilliant.  always puts a spring in my step.
Great follow on from the Beatles when I'm 64, but for me the Wilburys don't quite hit the spot. Such an amazing mix of musicians, maybe too much of a good thing?  
 fredriley wrote:

{#Clap} As is bleedin' obvious to most folk, one person's Godlike is another's Sucko-Barfo, and that's to be celebrated. It would be a boring world indeed if we all liked the same music.
 
It would also be pointless to have a comment board without comments that expressed what we really think.  Unlike you, I am in favor of the incivility of the WWW.  The web is the one sanctuary on our planet where we can say what we really think without getting kicked out of the room by the person in charge, the Boss.  The Boss is usually the leader of whatever clique you belong to, whether it be a dinner party where the Boss is a social leader surrounded by sychophants; a professional association where our livlihoods depend on our opinions; or even amongst good friends whose myriad sensibilities we do not want to offend.  All of this conspires to shut us up.  Zip our lips. Hold it in.  But on the WWW, we can say what we think. It is a refuge from the bullies.  Let's keep it that way.  And it's OK if it get's heated now and then.  It's healthy.  A healthy incivility is a good thing.  All opinions are welcome here, even those trolls.   
 Giselle62 wrote:
all those geniuses=pretty dumb song.
 



Concur!
all those geniuses=pretty dumb song.
GORGEOUS SONG!
Roy, George, Jeff, Tom, and Bob.   That leaves Jim.  What a lucky guy.
Behold the mighty voice of Roy Orbison
singing all the others clear off the stage.

{#Notworthy}
 Byronape wrote:

Wow Jackson, way to be an asshole.  Why do you have to insult someone because you disagree with them?  Why can't you keep civil and just state a disagreement using logic.  Musical preference is subjective with nothing we can compare it against other than our own preferences, therefore everyone's will always been different than ours.

Calling someone a moron or braindead because the disagree with you is just as wrong as me assuming that you are an idiot and assbag because you can't use anything close to proper sentence structure or grammar.  
 
{#Clap} As is bleedin' obvious to most folk, one person's Godlike is another's Sucko-Barfo, and that's to be celebrated. It would be a boring world indeed if we all liked the same music.
What 5 guys out there today could make an album anywhere close to this one, just great.{#Group-hug}
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
"To me, just hearing George's voice makes up for all other weaknesses the song might have. He just sounds so good here. "

WhoTF is this moron Angloray above refering to. Where is the weakness ? Surely not the Big O, or Tom Petty ! Absolute Cracker of a colaboration. Some people simply shouldnt post if they are braindead ! Unfortunately Commercial radio got hold of this album and drove it into the ground. Nice to hear a re-run once a blue moon.
 
Wow Jackson, way to be an asshole.  Why do you have to insult someone because you disagree with them?  Why can't you keep civil and just state a disagreement using logic.  Musical preference is subjective with nothing we can compare it against other than our own preferences, therefore everyone's will always been different than ours.

Calling someone a moron or braindead because the disagree with you is just as wrong as me assuming that you are an idiot and assbag because you can't use anything close to proper sentence structure or grammar.  
Maybe throw a little Tweeter and The Monkey Man into the mix as well!
 ckcotton wrote:
This bad was annoying when it was new...

Now its EVEN WORSE.....

 
 
Curious rating from you, maybe.  Because most all your high rating are for bands/artists that sold stratospheric amounts of records (U2, Beatles, Radiohead, Grateful Dead) and your poor ratings are reserved for quirky, introspective, quieter sorts.
I think I wore this album out when it was first released.
These fellas sound pretty good.  Any of them ever have a solo career or been in other bands?
Anything off this album would sound great here. No need to stick with the single.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Like the video to this, with the empty rocker -
 
{#Yes}..a tribute as good as any !
"To me, just hearing George's voice makes up for all other weaknesses the song might have. He just sounds so good here. "

WhoTF is this moron Angloray above refering to. Where is the weakness ? Surely not the Big O, or Tom Petty ! Absolute Cracker of a colaboration. Some people simply shouldnt post if they are braindead ! Unfortunately Commercial radio got hold of this album and drove it into the ground. Nice to hear a re-run once a blue moon.
This song\video makes me smile. Just feels good!
 Angloray wrote:
To me, just hearing George's voice makes up for all other weaknesses the song might have. He just sounds so good here.
 
They all sound good here.

Like the video to this, with the empty rocker -

marvelous...  love this song...

 
To me, just hearing George's voice makes up for all other weaknesses the song might have. He just sounds so good here.
This bad was annoying when it was new...

Now its EVEN WORSE.....

 

absolutely incredible song...
 

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
I think we've hit our quota for hearing this song.  Please make the repetitiveness stop!
 jberko wrote:
Given the talent in this band, this a bland song.
 
I think it has been over-played into bland....good song, just don't want to hear it anymore.

 jberko wrote:
Given the talent in this band, this a bland song.
 

Disagree. This is a fine tribute to Roy.

{#Meditate} 


This is a beautiful and poignant song from a truly great album...


 
 LowPhreak wrote:
C'mon Bill, how about "Tweeter And The Monkey Man"? Don't want to piss off the Springsteen fans? lol
 
I second that emotion.  I love tweeter.

Given the talent in this band, this a bland song.


Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love it...


 
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
This kinda "Dream Team" of Rock n' Roll is not working so good as to be expected...{#Ask}
... Too many ego competition perhaps?
 

What's not working here?
This kinda "Dream Team" of Rock n' Roll is not working so good as to be expected...{#Ask}
... Too many ego competition perhaps?
C'mon Bill, how about "Tweeter And The Monkey Man"? Don't want to piss off the Springsteen fans? lol


More artist should collaborate like this.

Maybe grouping of Thom York, Lady Gaga , Lil Wayne, James Hatfield and Ted Nugent.
Wow. now that would be interesting


We be dancing...  love it...




What an incredible classic...  we be dancing...





Still miss ya...  still love this song...

 


Miss ya, fellas...  love this song...

 
This song is on my playlist for when I run.  The beat is a perfect match to a comfortable trot for me.  It keeps me moving at a very solid pace for 4 minutes.  Whenever I hear it, my body wants to get up and run.

{#Bounce}
 ncollingridge wrote:
I know they were all Rock Royalty (particularly George), but this is dull, repetitive and frankly boring.
 
Agreed. . . 
I know they were all Rock Royalty (particularly George), but this is dull, repetitive and frankly boring.
 Proclivities wrote:

...Tom Petty's...music has always come across as "safe" and utterly predictable to me...

 I submit Mary Jane's last dance, and the attendant video, as Exhibit A for the defense

 BikeCoachDave wrote:
I think describing this music as 'safe' is hitting the nail on the head. Individually these artists were on the cutting edge, very unique, and rarely played it safe. But together, its as if they didnt want to push any boundaries, nor be seen as the guy that tried to outplay or outwrite the rest. The result, as stated in a previous post, looks safe.
 
I believe that's true for the members of this band to varying degrees, but I've never considered Tom Petty's music to be "cutting edge" or "unique" in any way.  His music has always come across as "safe" and utterly predictable to me - not "bad", necessarily, just mostly easily accessible, "mainstream" music.  I don't mean it as an attack on Mr. Petty's long and rich career: I enjoy some of his tunes, but he just never made much of a difference to me.  I like this tune, as well, even if it is "safe".

 LPCity wrote:

I always looked at this album as five guys that knew each other and liked each others music.  And when they finally had a chance to play together, just enjoyed playing their acoustics and finding a common groove.  All music doesn't have to have an edge to be good and I think the "fun" aspect of this group shows through.

Of course they could have included Bono in the group to give it a more serious tone.  How much crap would have been thrown at them if THAT had happened?  Sometimes simple and easy is good.  This album is proof.

 
Totally agree. Thank you for articulating what I was thinking.  This song just makes me smile (once I learned that Jeff was singing, "As long as you got somewhere to lay," and not "someone to lay.")  And it's always good to hear a little Roy Orbison, for no reason at all. {#Mrgreen}
This song rules... Now we just need some Tweeter and the Monkey Man...
 Clobyn wrote:
I don't see what the big deal is. To me it's utterly boring.
I guess not being american makes this harder to appreciate?
No more than not being Dutch makes herring harder to appreciate, but then again I like herring.

 LPCity wrote:

I always looked at this album as five guys that knew each other and liked each others music.  And when they finally had a chance to play together, just enjoyed playing their acoustics and finding a common groove.  All music doesn't have to have an edge to be good and I think the "fun" aspect of this group shows through.

Of course they could have included Bono in the group to give it a more serious tone.  How much crap would have been thrown at them if THAT had happened?  Sometimes simple and easy is good.  This album is proof.

 

Well put man.  Well put.
 Clobyn wrote:
I don't see what the big deal is. To me it's utterly boring.
I guess not being american makes this harder to appreciate?
 

I sort of know what you mean.  It is rather simplistic.  Bordering on banal even.  But to me it's just a happy, chillin fuggin' tune.  I dig it.