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Bob Brozman — Down The Road
Album: Slide-A-Go-Go
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Released: 1994
Length: 2:36
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I know this from Sir Lancelot! Funny this! And I heard that one in a Zeydeco version which was pretty good!
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
This belongs on Dr. Demento, not RP!!!

 
Exacta-mundo  : )
 Rebis wrote:
Wait — is he ripping off Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Hell," or are they ripping off him?

 
It's an old form of music; both artists were drinking from the same well.
 Rebis wrote:
Wait — is he ripping off Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Hell," or are they ripping off him?

  Was thinking exactly the same thing, right down to the vocals... !!


This belongs on Dr. Demento, not RP!!!
Wait — is he ripping off Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Hell," or are they ripping off him?
 rcurrier wrote:
This one is wearing on me.

Started out liking it, but the more Bill plays it the more "forced" it seems.

Whatever. Some music just overstays its welcome. 

 
Me too!

On-hold music for GO Daddy.com
Sucko Barfo!
This one is wearing on me.

Started out liking it, but the more Bill plays it the more "forced" it seems.

Whatever. Some music just overstays its welcome. 

 fredriley wrote:

Crazier than the Zippers, not quite as bonkers as Gogol Bordello, but 100% fun. 7 from the Nottingham jury.

 
I love your take, fredriley.  I agree.  This is good stuff.  Could NOT find cut-and-pasteable lyrics for this song, but it doesn't matter.   I love the song, and I guess I could dance to it. {#Bananasplit}
 midas1 wrote:

Yeah, someone owes somebody something.  Also, it is too weird for me.{#Rolleyes}

 
Weird?  Yes!  Too weird?  Not for me.  Looks like it predates SNZ by a year or two, but then I'm not sure if I should trust wikipedia...

Either way, I love both songs.

Wow!  Sounds a lot like Screamin' Jay Hawkins — Frenzy to me.  Like it!
 mandolin wrote:
in the afterlife / you could be heading for the serious strife / now you make the scene all day / but tomorrow there'll be hell to pay
 
Yeah, someone owes somebody something.  Also, it is too weird for me.{#Rolleyes}

 StickerSticker wrote:
At first I thought it was an not-so-crazy down Squirrel Nut Zippers... Then I realized he's JUST as crazy!
 
Crazier than the Zippers, not quite as bonkers as Gogol Bordello, but 100% fun. 7 from the Nottingham jury.

{#Jump} Bill should play this more often! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 schrodingersdog wrote:
haha. Awesome. This guy is an amazing guitar player. Didn't expect to hear him on RP.
 
Ditto. Amazing. This is all Bob
haha. Awesome. This guy is an amazing guitar player. Didn't expect to hear him on RP.
heh. good one. {#Propeller}

Awkward melody...Putamayo?


and on second listen.....not my cup of tea

Next song, pleeeaaase!
 StickerSticker wrote:
At first I thought it was an not-so-crazy down Squirrel Nut Zippers... Then I realized he's JUST as crazy!
 

Me too! Too funny.
If find that my loose grasp on reality is solaced by RP.
 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}
Sounds like someone stole a cuban band
 StickerSticker wrote:
At first I thought it was an not-so-crazy down Squirrel Nut Zippers... Then I realized he's JUST as crazy!
 
I was sure that this was SNZ, who I think are overrated, but this is cooler - as long as I don't have to hear it too often.

For God's sake, play Leon Redbone now!
Brozman is a virtuoso of the guitar way before the Zippers came along, never got any airplay which is kinda understandable, he wasn't pop 40 lol and that by no means is his best stuff
For a second I thought Arrested Development was on...
{#Guitarist}
in the afterlife / you could be heading for the serious strife / now you make the scene all day / but tomorrow there'll be hell to pay
   Apart from the 'look at me, look at me" approach to guitar playing, the 'I wanna be a singer' vocals there ain't much there..  lots of smoke, no fire.... Muddy Waters was fire... I don't love this. It's got no soul.

Sprited and sharp; like a karate master performing kata...this is good.  Maybe not for everyone, but it is good music.
Actually, SNZ were carrying on a style from the '50's as, obviously, was this guy....excellent stuff!!!!
esotericderek wrote:
Has anyone ever so blatantly tried and failed at emulating the Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Hell"?
Except that SNZ was formed in 1993, and Bob published this song in 1992. This guy is amazing and deserves some respect, y'all.
Photo-John wrote:
EFFFFFFFFFING HATE IT!
Hey, what do you have against Squirrel Nut Zippers? ;^P
At first I thought it was an not-so-crazy down Squirrel Nut Zippers... Then I realized he's JUST as crazy!
Wonderful guitar tecnique!
...totally similar to squirrel nut zippers...
EFFFFFFFFFING HATE IT!
Well, it is interesting :eek:
mattsommer wrote: wtf just happened? OldFrenchie wrote:
I'm trying to figure that out too
Great quote. My feeling exactly the first time I heard it. S
Roverfish wrote:
Just heard him on XM and came to confirm it was the same guy. You can find most of his albums on his Web site. This particular track is on Live Now . Really superb player...man, he's impressive!
Hey thanks Roverfish I had contacted him thru his site and the track here at RP was on a version of slide a go go from now defunct skyranch records. I'll check the live disc. And here is a real gem. Down the Road live on video(!). Crazy good. S https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDzalGMnLw0
mattsommer wrote:
wtf just happened?
I'm trying to figure that out too
that's a lot of fun music for just a guitar and voice
Has anyone ever so blatantly tried and failed at emulating the Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Hell"?
I find this irritating.
Add me to the list of people comparing this to the Squirrel Nut Zippers--- but I think the comparison is complimentary!
Follow this with Paul Simon's Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
outerspace wrote:
Anyone? What an amazing tune. Please play again Bill.
Just heard him on XM and came to confirm it was the same guy. You can find most of his albums on his Web site. This particular track is on Live Now . Really superb player...man, he's impressive!
dmax wrote:
...until I heard the old man stamping his feet...
Sigh. Posted this once before, then posted my comment that I was coming here to post this comment. Then I came here and posted the comment without scrolling back. And now I'm commenting that I just scrolled back and saw all my other comments. Is it Groundhog Day?
...until I heard the old man stamping his feet...
Bill does have to sleep sometime. He's got a few sets put together to play when the sandman visits. Why complain, when the alternative would be silence? And before you say, "It's easy to DJ", why don't you go offer your evenings to RP and spin for us instead?
Bob "Cherry Poppin' Squirrel Nut Belafonte" Brozman
outerspace wrote:
Anyone know where to find this track? Still can't find it anywhere. S
Anyone? What an amazing tune. Please play again Bill.
Rock ON!!!!!! :guitarist:
psycholynx wrote:
IIIIIIIIIIIN the Afterlife.....
:yes: :lol:
TKTuttle wrote:
And yet again!
And yet again again
adam sandler?
Bocephus wrote:
sounds exactly like that Squirrel Nut Zippers song that was popular in the 90s.
I completely agree!!! :doh:
TreborG2 wrote:
I DO so wish Bill and RadioParaside were available nationwide on regular radio ... would be very cool :mrgreen:
If that happened, it wouldn't be Paradise anymore. We'd have eaten the apple.
wondertoofar wrote:
Ah, isn't that just clever? Bill put two songs back to back with the title of "Down the Road".
and then set after it, hit the road jack ... :think: me thinks bill is trying to say somethin' :motor: I DO so wish Bill and RadioParaside were available nationwide on regular radio ... would be very cool :mrgreen:
wtf just happened?
Cool stuff.
TKTuttle wrote:
And yet again!
And Again... Why would you play the same playlist month after month ?
Oh man, just bumped from 9 to 10. This is really one of the hottest songs - so AWESOME.
Anyone know where to find this track? Still can't find it anywhere. S
beakersbeats wrote:
and he did it again!
And yet again!
Ah, isn't that just clever? Bill put two songs back to back with the title of "Down the Road".
and he did it again!
tonypf wrote:
I think this guy won a grammy for a Hawaiian slack key CD he produced and played on in 2004. If it is, he's obviously got some diverse chops!
... Yes! And he did! Slack Attack! Love it! ... (click here) ... Absolutely Masterful, beyond belief and such a relief to sief through. ... :music: ... Traveling the World of Music with Bob! ... Yes! ...
I think this guy won a grammy for a Hawaiian slack key CD he produced and played on in 2004. If it is, he's obviously got some diverse chops!
Ah, isn't that just clever? Bill put two songs back to back with the title of "Down the Road". Cute huh? He also just finished up the anti Jesus set too. What talent you have Bill.
dmax wrote:
"Till I heard the old man stamping his feet......."
hahaha. I came here to post this exact quote.
sounds exactly like that Squirrel Nut Zippers song that was popular in the 90s.
Darn it, I'm using Winamp right now. I'd like to hear that one again!
Has anyone found a source for this song? There are a bunch of versions of this disc and some don't have this track.
Really enjoyed this song. Has a similar sound to some of the 'Squirrel Nut Zippers' tunes. Or vice versa. In any event, I'll be looking for more of his music.
Zeke19 wrote:
Google his name and find his website. I checked it out one time, and found that he is hocking books on how to play National guitars and he has his cds available for sale as well.
Just got an email from his site. The label this disc was on is no more. Time for the used bins.
The man can PLAY. More please.
:bounce: :guitarist:
:clap: :guitarist: :clap: flandersdog wrote:
strange, but in a good way. dude can play that guitar!
:nodhead:
I looooooove this! Makes me wanna dance on the table. :rumba: Play it every day, if ya wanna, Bill.
IIIIIIIIIIIN the Afterlife.....
This guy TRULEY is an amazing musician !*!*!*! ... you have to see him play to really understand !*!* I used to live down the street from him ... in the Santa Cruz mountains ..... I saw his guitar collection back in 1980 .... he had a large room with the walls lined with guitars .... I would imagine the collection has grown a bit over the past 25 years !*!*!* Bob's website
I keep waiting for this to turn into Jockey Full of Bourbon...
Wow. Amazing technique.
strange, but in a good way. dude can play that guitar!
Art_Carnage wrote:
VERY similar to SNZ's "Hot".
So much so that at first I thought it was the same singer and that they were stuck in a stylistic rut.
I'm totally grooving to this song. What a pleasant surprise.
(As Stewie) Augh! I wish this 'Rob Brozman' person would make his way Down the prrroverbial Road!
Sounds like Squirrel Nut Zippers!
"Till I heard the old man stamping his feet......."
RichardPrins wrote:
Great song! I like the staccato guitar weirdness along with the quirky vocals... Great timing. Has some cool elements of old variety artists... I can imagine some psycho Zorro playing this at a campfire :wink: Lyrics & tidbits
Haha! What a great image! If you find this psycho Zorro guy have him find me, he sounds like a hoot to camp with. This song is quickly moving to the top of my wacky bad-ass music list
MtnCoyote wrote:
Where can I buy this song? Neither iTunes Music Store nor Amazon.com seem to have this song or album.
Google his name and find his website. I checked it out one time, and found that he is hocking books on how to play National guitars and he has his cds available for sale as well.
Where can I buy this song? Neither iTunes Music Store nor Amazon.com seem to have this song or album.
Very creative...
Great song! I like the staccato guitar weirdness along with the quirky vocals... Great timing. Has some cool elements of old variety artists... I can imagine some psycho Zorro playing this at a campfire :wink: Lyrics & tidbits
redeyespy wrote:
Highly entertaining. One could say it sounds(considering contemporary artists) like a collision of They Might Be Giants and Squirrel Nut Zippers. From this wreckage comes some nice picking and vocal stylings.
I was totally thinking that this would be a great song to play either before or after Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Hell"!!!
Highly entertaining. One could say it sounds(considering contemporary artists) like a collision of They Might Be Giants and Squirrel Nut Zippers. From this wreckage comes some nice picking and vocal stylings.
On lower volume, I thought I was listening to Fishbone there for a minute. Me likes, me likes :bounce: :bounce:
WOW - Please, oh please play some more of his music!! (pimp)
Is this Adam Sandler\'s alter ego? :lol: Seriously, though, incredible use of the guitar, and some neat recording techniques (listen on headphones). Cool tune! :clap:
Originally Posted by MaK: This song is definitely on my "terrible songs" list :cry:
too bad for you.....I can't help butsmile and "butt dance" in my office chair" a little spin here...a little snpa here..... (pimp)
This song is definitely on my \"terrible songs\" list :cry:
This song is definately on my \"check out more by this guy\" list. :clap:
VERY similar to SNZ\'s \"Hot\".
Bob is truely an amazing artist !*!*!!* I used to live down the street from him in Brookdale, CA .... a buddy of mine took lessons from him back in the late 70\'s. You should see the guitar collection he\'s got !*!*!*!*!* By now it must be in the 100\'s !*!*!*!*
Check out this dude\'s history on AMG...very interesting to say the least.
Weird little song ...with some great guitar work.
It makes for a nice segue. Segueing music is almost a lost art form. Great job, Bill.