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Cracker — Kerosene Hat
Album: Kerosene Hat
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Released: 1993
Length: 5:29
Plays (last 30 days): 4
How can I fly with these old doggy wings
While the magpie sings some shiny song
Old corn face row of teeth, she says sweetly to me
In the elevator

Everything seems like a dream
And life's a scream

Here come old Kerosene Hat
With his ear flaps waxed, a courting his girl
Come clattering in here on your old cloven skates
With that devilish spoon

Everything seems like a dream
And life's a scream
When you're submarine

So don't you bother me, death, with your leathery ways
And your old chaise lounge
Wickerman's fence of leathery tires
And the cook's gone mad, started several fires

Everything seems like a dream
When you're submarine

Head like a stream she says softly to me
From the rattling chair
Bring me a steak and my old pair of crows
My medicine lamp

Everything seems like a dream
So life's a scream
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 h8rhater wrote:


That's because they have class, style, and respect for quality rock and roll.  Very much unlike the Neil detractors to be found on these boards.
 
I saw them on that tour as well.  I miss live music.
 rcurrier wrote:

Sound check.
 

Unfortunately the subtitle says "Cracker performing..."
I love Johnny´s guitar sound!  Such perfect bloom...
This whole album is fantastic.  Do yourself a favor and give it a listen.
I laughed out out at “doggy wings” in the first line of the lyrics!

“Dodgy” makes more sense but doesn’t evoke such a surreal image.
Sounds a lot like an Admiral Freebee tune.
I never knew that Cracker came from my birthplace. Interesting.
 rcurrier wrote:

Sound check.
 

The article must have been edited since then, because now there is no picture.
But its Johnny Hickman!
This tune defines by itself the genre called boring-rock.
 2Hawks wrote:
Oof. Too slow for my morning.
 
Love Cracker's version of Loser By GD!  Slow but... he captivated me.
Oof. Too slow for my morning.
 ace-marc wrote:

Hung out with these guys after a show in Winnipeg.
They love Neil Young.
 

That's because they have class, style, and respect for quality rock and roll.  Very much unlike the Neil detractors to be found on these boards.
 ace-marc wrote:

Hung out with these guys after a show in Winnipeg.
They love Neil Young.
 
Hung out with these guys after a show in Reno (Sparks).
They love Thai food. 
 westslope wrote:
There are some aspects of this song that remind me of Neil Young.  I hope that does not detract from anybody's enjoyment of the tune.
 
I similarly got echoes of Richard Thompson's Calvary Cross.
 westslope wrote:
There are some aspects of this song that remind me of Neil Young.  I hope that does not detract from anybody's enjoyment of the tune.
 
Hung out with these guys after a show in Winnipeg.
They love Neil Young.
There are some aspects of this song that remind me of Neil Young.  I hope that does not detract from anybody's enjoyment of the tune.
Ambitious song.  Like it more on subsequent listens.
Love guitar lead, break of drums and the rythm oh this ballad... But the power of the lyrics make me feel so....

"Et même à l'autre bout du monde
Branchée sur la même fréquence
Je sais que tu recevras les ondes
Et peu importe la distance..."
Joa

"
Slow Core Cracker... I like this alot
 Bat wrote:
The picture from the Wikipedia link is pretty depressing.  It looks like they are playing to a crowd of exactly 3 people.  Even the stage security guy in the yellow shirt looks like he's sound asleep, or maybe just playing with his cell phone.
 
Sound check.
Thanks Bill.
MORE Cracker, Camper Van, Clash!
NO  Cougar, Counting Crows, Cranberries!
 Bat wrote:
For better or worse I subscribe to Spotify.  I know that Cracker/CVB had an issue with them and lawsuits were filed.  Does anyone know how all of that is working out?

Some Cracker material is available on Spotify and some not.  Who decides which songs are OK and which ones not?
 
google knows all: https://www.billboard.com/arti...
The picture from the Wikipedia link is pretty depressing.  It looks like they are playing to a crowd of exactly 3 people.  Even the stage security guy in the yellow shirt looks like he's sound asleep, or maybe just playing with his cell phone.
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Could do without the creepy whispering near the end.
 

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard that phrase...
For better or worse I subscribe to Spotify.  I know that Cracker/CVB had an issue with them and lawsuits were filed.  Does anyone know how all of that is working out?

Some Cracker material is available on Spotify and some not.  Who decides which songs are OK and which ones not?
Gonna go see these guys on Wednesday in a small indoor venue. 

Summertime baby! Time for live music. 
Could do without the creepy whispering near the end.
 fedtho wrote:
Bill, this segment is just making me smile and groove in my kitchen:

Patty Griffin — Boston (sounds good to me)
Missy Higgins — Secret (hot performance)
Ben Harper — Excuse Me Mister (usually not that big a fan, but I dig this a lot)
...and right now
Cracker — Kerosene Hat (never heard of them, but sounds perfect at the moment)

Moments of pleasure, (as Kate would sing), life feels worth living.
Thanks for this, Bill 8)
 
And one month later, I feel just like you
Bill, this segment is just making me smile and groove in my kitchen: Patty Griffin — Boston (sounds good to me) Missy Higgins — Secret (hot performance) Ben Harper — Excuse Me Mister (usually not that big a fan, but I dig this a lot) ...and right now Cracker — Kerosene Hat (never heard of them, but sounds perfect at the moment) Moments of pleasure, (as Kate would sing), life feels worth living. Thanks for this, Bill 8)
8 > 9  "Don't you bother me death with your leathery ways.."
Most of what I've heard from them leaves me cold, but this is pretty tasty.
This was one of my tapes I carried wandering through Europe in summer of 1993.  Still is awesome.
Love it!

This here Cracker band has some depth. 
 dpjag wrote:
Friends don't let friends sing asleep.
 
LOL. Tell that to the Cowboy Junkies
 BBoyes wrote:
Wonderful deep groove!

 
Agreed!
 hcg11 wrote:
Cracker is good no matter what, but their best tunes are the ones that rock out, like "I hate my generation", "Mr. Right" and others. Why not play some of those on RP?
:??:
 

It's been a long time since I had Sweet Thistle Pie....
Wonderful deep groove!
Yes! Hadn't heard this for ages.
No question one of the ten best rock albums of the 90's. And it still sounds great to this day. 
thegoatmanofmd wrote:
Cracker = good. This song reminds me of Big Dipper..which is another great Cracker song.
Big Dipper is one of my favorite Cracker songs. Unfortunately, it's one of the most depressing songs in existence, and, as much as I love it, I hope I never catch it on RP while I'm at work. That would just effectively end my day right there.
I\'m listening to this at work. I need coffee pronto!
Originally Posted by dpjag: Friends don't let friends sing asleep.
Close your eyes. Listen. :cool:
Friends don\'t let friends sing asleep.
Cracker is good no matter what, but their best tunes are the ones that rock out, like \"I hate my generation\", \"Mr. Right\" and others. Why not play some of those on RP? :??:
i know \"low\" by cracker is cliche 90\'s fodder, but it still rocks, right? so can we hear that one?
I think I\'ll pass on the Crackers...
Everything seems like a dream And life\'s a scream When you\'re submarine
Here come ol\'SorbetHead!....
:frustrated:
Niiice. It makes me want to curl up and go to sleep — in a good way. So soothing and relaxing.
Cracker = good. This song reminds me of Big Dipper..which is another great Cracker song.
very nice... :D
sounds like \"music for suicide\"
Second track from Cracker I\'ve heard today. They sound half Dead. :)
Originally Posted by seawolf: how 'bout "EuroTrash girl" next time...
It's in the playlist, keep listening.
how \'bout \"EuroTrash girl\" next time...
We need more Crackers in music today (he said with a straight face and tongue planted firmly in cheek, yet still earnestly).
first time I\'ve heard this song and I like it, dreamy and melancholic. And yes, this reminds me that I\'ve got to get some tremolo effect for my electric guitar rig one of these days.
Cracker is cool...
mmm... tremolo...
\"...here come \'ol...sorbet-head...\" David Lowery can be so ridiculous...and i love it!