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Gomez — 78 Stone Wobble
Album: Bring It On
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 437









Released: 1998
Length: 4:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I was always told that you had to have the balls to break down;
Now I'm older, I'm not too sure.
I was once told that you had to have a high to lowdown;
An expert told me back in the war.

Open-hearted surgery never works,
So eat your words or hide 'em in the dirt.

Cause I don't need nobody to know me,
I don't want nobody to know.

I was always told that you had to have the balls to break down;
Now I'm older, I'm not too sure.
I was once told that you had to have a high to lowdown;
An expert told me back in the war.

Open-hearted surgery never works,
So eat your words or hide 'em in the dirt.

Cause I don't want nobody to know me,
I don't need nobody to know.

Open-hearted surgery never works,
So eat your words or hide em in the dirt.

Cause I don't need nobody to know me,
I don't want nobody to know.
I don't see nobody to show me, hey.
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 bigtwistee wrote:
I am less than amused by this recent trend of adding artificial needle noise to modern music. Yes I get the creative irony already, analog scratches on a modern digital recording, enough. Its still noise.


 

Not Amused

 The_Waker wrote:
I agree! Remeber when guitars were fresh and new? Remember when drums were fresh and new? They're not new anymore. People should quit using them. Bring on the Glockenspiel and the pan flute!
 
You're drawing a comparison between guitars/drums with a megaphone & turntable scratching? Okie-Doke.

My favorite "odd" vocal quality bands:  Gomez, The Shins, Built To Spill and, in their own category, The National

 Zep wrote:
Cute set - Maybe "16 Candles" or "Sweet 16" to start this one out next time?
 
Showing your age! I doubt anyone under 40 would get the connection!
Check out "78 Stone Shuffle" on Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline. Cool variation of this song and I think I might like that version better.
Zep wrote:
Cute set - Maybe "16 Candles" or "Sweet 16" to start this one out next time? :wink:
My thoughts exactly! Brilliant. Well done. :)
Cute set -
8:36 pm - Gomez - 78 Stone Wobble 8:32 pm - Elvis Costello - 45 8:28 pm - Michelle Shocked - 33 RPM Soul
Maybe "16 Candles" or "Sweet 16" to start this one out next time? :wink:
Gaffer really needs to fix that mic connection.
Gets a 5 for using the word "Wobble" in the title.
QualityPie wrote:
The needle sounds really just accompany the spoken sample. If the source material for that sample is a scratched up record, then that's just the way it sounds, dammit. I mean, the classic soundbites on Living Colour's "Cult Of Personality" ("We have nothing to fear but fear itself" and "Ask not what yoah country can do fowah you . . . ") sound shallow, mid-rangey and static-filled--because they're from FDR and JFK radio addresses, in 1941 and 1960! I don't WANT them padded out into wide-spectrum fidelity, even if we have the technology to do it! Maybe YOU would, though . . . Turner Colorization fan, are ye?
Uhm...not that I agree with bigtwistee's perspective, but you argued a point that is invalid. Bigtwistee DID NOT bash original recordings...Bigtwistee bashed new vocals with needle-scratch antiquing sounds. In this song, Gomez is NOT from circa 1913, if ya know what I mean. That said, I don't mind it. I just wanted to add that bigtwistee may be against Turner Colorization AND new vocals scratched up. Just an observation....
bigtwistee wrote:
I am less than amused by this recent trend of adding artificial needle noise to modern music. Yes I get the creative irony already, analog scratches on a modern digital recording, enough. Its still noise.
The needle sounds really just accompany the spoken sample. If the source material for that sample is a scratched up record, then that's just the way it sounds, dammit. I mean, the classic soundbites on Living Colour's "Cult Of Personality" ("We have nothing to fear but fear itself" and "Ask not what yoah country can do fowah you . . . ") sound shallow, mid-rangey and static-filled--because they're from FDR and JFK radio addresses, in 1941 and 1960! I don't WANT them padded out into wide-spectrum fidelity, even if we have the technology to do it! Maybe YOU would, though . . . Turner Colorization fan, are ye?
Like Sean Connery, or Steve McQueen... most excellent
love how this one makes ya feel kinda dirty, innit?
this is the first time ive heard this track, sounds pretty good to me.. :clap: ">
bigtwistee wrote:
Its still noise.
Noise can be a part of something beautiful as well. Ever heard of EinstÃŒrzende Neubauten? :wink: Anyway, this song is perfect following "My Back Pages". :notworthy:
I am less than amused by this recent trend of adding artificial needle noise to modern music. Yes I get the creative irony already, analog scratches on a modern digital recording, enough. Its still noise.
matt! wrote:
At last - some "classic" Gomez!
They don't make 'em like this anymore.
Nice. :cowboy:
At last - some "classic" Gomez!
Loses a point for singing/talking out of a bullhorn speaker. I still gave it a six, though.
The_Waker wrote:
I agree! Remeber when guitars were fresh and new? Remember when drums were fresh and new? They're not new anymore. People should quit using them. Bring on the Glockenspiel and the pan flute!
Yes, and remember when the recorded voice was new? man that is so dated...silence that is the new sound
Cool.
radiohead_mub wrote:
Hi, i'm from Mexico, Gomez is one of my biggest surprises in music, this band is Amazing and "bring it on" is on My top 20 :notworthy: of Best Records. Please listen " We haven't turned around "
Do you have the hiccups? (Scroll down)
guiguy wrote:
great art cover, very-very interesting band...must explore more of the gomez groove....love the mix on rp!
Great Art? You must be from NYC :lol: ...great mix yeah, including Gomez of course.
great art cover, very-very interesting band...must explore more of the gomez groove....love the mix on rp!
Mangoman wrote:
Remember when the megaphone effect was fresh and new? Remember when turntable scratching was fresh & new? It's NOT anymore! Just say "no" to cheezy sound effects.
I agree! Remeber when guitars were fresh and new? Remember when drums were fresh and new? They're not new anymore. People should quit using them. Bring on the Glockenspiel and the pan flute!
Remember when the megaphone effect was fresh and new? Remember when turntable scratching was fresh & new? It's NOT anymore! Just say "no" to cheezy sound effects.
honu wrote:
I love this album. I always thought it sounded like a combo of Beck and Los Lobos.
Los BLeckos?
radiohead_mub wrote:
Gomez is one of my biggest surprises in music, this band is Amazing and "bring it on" is on My top 20 :notworthy: of Best Records.
Agree 100%!!! :-) radiohead_mub wrote:
Please listen " We haven't turned around "
That's from the 2nd album. Also a great song.
Hi, i'm from Mexico, Gomez is one of my biggest surprises in music, this band is Amazing and "bring it on" is on My top 20 :notworthy: of Best Records. Please listen " We haven't turned around "
coding_to_music wrote:
Stone Temple Pilots meets Beck ?
I'm really sorry I read that. What?
not close to one of my favs by Gomez. But still a 7. How bout, say, Here Come the Breeze, or Get Miles?
a new classic. any male of the species should be able to relate to this one. "i don't want nobody to know me" etc....
if what they're saying is shooting blanks for you, some psychadelics will probably enlighten...
very 8)... :clap:
Stone Temple Pilots meets Beck ?
It says nothing to me about my life. :grumpy.gif:
This song is bizarre and cool. A nice 8. I think I first saw the video / heard this song on Much Music before it was an MTV wannabe in the US. I miss those days...95% music videos, 65-80% of the music was rarely heard on US radio or seen on MTV/VH1. Now it's Fuze, at least what they have in the US...and it's wretched...
So far, I haven't heard anything by Gomez that I didn't like.
I love this album. I always thought it sounded like a combo of Beck and Los Lobos.
call me late to the party, but this is the first Gomez song I wanted to highly rate... LOL, actually I the song I wanted to highly rate is this: Calexico - Guero Canelo
Interesting guitar sound...... reminds me a bit of Meat Puppets. I like this more than most of their other songs I've heard on RP.
Heard these guys first on RP...them bought every album...turned friends & family on to them...Thanks, Bill, for expanding my horizons again!
Great song & album! :clap:
Muy bien. Me gusta.
These guys are great live. :nodhead:
Fun - so different!
a very interesting song.. one that made me look to see who it was. Thanks, Bill, for expanding my musical horizons.
OK, this song was interesting the first few times I heard it, but now it\'s beginning to wear real thin. The dissonant droning guitar in the background (turn off the incessant vibrato fer cryin\' out loud!) has begun to drive me nuts, and make me reach for the Pause button (or take off the headphones) whenever I hear the song start. This is one of the few songs here on RP that I\'ve downgraded my rating for as I\'ve heard it more and more.
kind of reminds me of sublime. pretty cool...
Originally Posted by mlidskin: At least it's not Korn or Britney Spears...
Es otro Sean Connery o eSteve McQueen :D
At least it\'s not Korn or Britney Spears...
This tune should wobble on out of here. Incredibly mediocre.
Gomez=brilliant \'nuff said :notworthy:
Gomez is one of the only britrock groups with enough creativity and suprises up their sleeve to deserve comparisons to The Beatles. Thanks for introducing me to them, Bill!
This is a fantastic album and one of the best efforts by a new group that I\'ve heard in much too long of a time. Gotta love the Liverpool folks.
delicious! one and two and cha cha cha!
Very interesting...
Originally Posted by sundown: I've never heard Gomez but I'll certainly be checking into them...enjoyed it quite a bit!
Me to.. Christer from Sweden
I\'ve never heard Gomez but I\'ll certainly be checking into them...enjoyed it quite a bit!
every time this song comes on I am surprised... it\'s really catchy and fun.
what a great song from gomez
Great to see another Gomez tune in the mix.
This is, imho, the most brilliant song made yet by this intriguing band! Exxxcellent! :D