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Rusted Root — Artificial Winter
Album: Welcome To My Party
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:12
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Shades of gray coldness from inside
Snowed in without a shovel or plow
Rhetoric on the radio ?Don?t you go outsideā€°

I shiver in the dark coldness all around
Hide behind my jacket Listen to the cold facts of lies
Because we will we will burn
We will we will burn for the winter

A man pulls off his glove
to take a look at the time
From beneath the watch
sweat starts to flow

A father cries out into the night
as his child slips away
A door shuts as the boy reaches that forbidden room

And the shades of gray
getting lighter and lighter
and the shades of gray getting lighter and lighter

Because we will we will burn oh
We will we will burn for the winter

I shiver in the dark coldness all around
Hide behind my jacket Listen to the cold facts of lies
Because we will we will burn
We will we will burn for the winter
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Wow. I don't know quite what to make of it — but I like it. The chorus and rhythm tracks are happening. 
I really kind of like this, and I like the album cover too. It has a slight Robbie Robertsonish sound to it, to.
{#Dancingbanana}— yes yes — {#Dancingbanana_2}needs some cowbell.. {#Mrgreen}
Having always had a secret liking for "send me on my way" I was surprised to hear another track from this group. Faint echoes plus imagination, but enough to make me go looking to see what else they have out there.

They're a jam band- so maybe they don't deliver tight little tunes;  it's SUPPOSED to be ramshackle, see... I guess you'd have had to have seen their stage show (with recommended medication prior) to really "get" RR. 


ouch... don't do this to us, Bill!
Boob-lee-ah-hey?

One catchy song not a band makes.{#No}
Uggh... never have liked these guys. Sorry.
Sounds like the singer is channeling Dave Matthews
Too much 80ties in it, right? ;-
Chit yeah Bra!!! Bill be jammin today... {#Bananajam}
Is that a bongo? I love the bongo.
One of the first things I heard when I started listening to RP.  It was like, whoa, this is really cool.  Got any more stuff like this?  Been with RP ever since.
Not their best - and when are we going to see a new album?
I really like Rusted Root, but I am not sure if I would like to hear them straight for an hour or so.  They are a bit of an acquired taste, somewhat like the Talking Heads.  David Byrne has a rather unusual voice too, and it takes some folks some time to get used to his voice as well.
I know some folks on RP loves em some Rusted Root, but when I listen to the singer's voice, I can only hear Goat Boy, Goat Boy, Goat Boy.
I really like Rusted Root... and this not in any way diminishing their work, but I hear a lot of Dave Matthews in this piece.
Not my favorite track on the album (I like "Weave" and "Too Much" better), but pretty good.
...this girl sounds like lisa gerrard...
She was better when she was still with Sonny.
mubbeddeeyahey.
i love 'em now! 8. 375. i'll follow the link to learn & hear more after this one song!
I love Cher.
Man, I used to love this band. This is so sad to hear. I expected greater things. It's almost like they got stuck in one of their own grooves and can't see beyond it.
Member of the band, either Jenn Wertz or Liz Berlin. She often harmonizes/counterpoints, etc with Michael. A great song that she really busts out on is "Sister Contine" from their "Remember" album. maxmox wrote:
Wait, who is that female vocalist coming thru over it all? Any help out there?
maxmox wrote:
Wait, who is that female vocalist coming thru over it all? Any help out there?
Well, it could be one of the female vocalists in the band.
Love that great snare sound. 8 for the drummer & his rig. Wait, who is that female vocalist coming thru over it all? Any help out there?
Sure does not feel like an artificial winter outside.....Brrr...
hehehe Happily out of sync. This is the first Rusted Root song I've heard that didn't cause me to turn off the speakers. In fact, I actually liked it. Thanks Bill!
I can hear why people wouldn't like this. Too much going on in this mess of a song, and I like the gypsy howl (usually)
This band was so good in the beginning, but they went downhill with this album
mr.selfdestruct wrote:
Sounds like a chorus of cats at one point. :??:
Yep, my thoughts, too. Strange song.
AliGator wrote:
I'll second that comment.
I'll "third" that comment!
serinde wrote:
Hum. I have to say, I prefer the version off Cruel Sun.
I'll second that comment.
Hum. I have to say, I prefer the version off Cruel Sun.
Wow, this is Rusted Root? Love the female gypsy Dead Can Dance style background singing...
for a second i thought this was they might be giants...
a mix of emotions..pretty
wow rusted root gets cosmic...
This band has kinda grown on me. Kinda like The Talking Heads did... Quite Likable at the moment. Solid 7.
Kaimelar wrote:
The female vocals on this tune is what really makes the song for me. The only bummer is that Jenn or Liz (I'm not sure who's doing the wailing in the bridge, and at the very end) only get a few bars to do their thing. That bit sends shivers up my spine every time.
That was my favorite part, also. Sounded a little middle Eastern...
drH wrote:
What an annoying band this is.
What you said.
What an annoying band this is.
The female vocals on this tune is what really makes the song for me. The only bummer is that Jenn or Liz (I'm not sure who's doing the wailing in the bridge, and at the very end) only get a few bars to do their thing. That bit sends shivers up my spine every time.
Actually, the original version of this song is AWESOME (it's on Cruel Sun). This remix, however, doesn't do it justice... chucc wrote:
this group has some GREAT tunes............ this aint one of em :frustrated:
Originally Posted by chucc: this group has some GREAT tunes............ this aint one of em :frustrated:
hehe ive never heard of them before. this one sounds dumb tho :(
this group has some GREAT tunes............ this aint one of em :frustrated:
Originally Posted by jbwiv: Good pick, but studio version is much better than this! :clap:
screw studio versions! studio music is for the musically inept. This is right on.
Sounds like a chorus of cats at one point. :??:
Well, I get drunk with Mike (lead singer) in the local bars here in Pittsburgh. I have known them for about 12 years. One night we had a great conversation about life and such. I used to see them when they were still students at Pitt. I knew right from the start these guys were going to famous. I do feel that the lyrics can be rather wierd. Like \" I want to hold my hand\" After 12 years, I still get strange vibes when I hear that...I never told Mike that, Maybe I was not that drunk...He is good guy...he drives around a piece of shit Nissan.
Good pick, but studio version is much better than this! :clap:
I\'m sooo tired of hearing this song on RP....uncle...
Went to see Santana last night, and the best thing of all was that Rusted Root was opening the show. They are definitely a live act to catch. It would have been better if they were a headliner, as their set was much too short! They wound up their set with \"Drum Trip\" leading into \"Ecstasy\" which really got the crowd warmed up for Santana :clap:
the original studio recording is much better, but this is cool aswell. :cool:
Originally Posted by Leslie: Next time I hear this song Platy, I am going to count how many times I hear "moobiddya-hey". Before I was paying attention I counted 5. This guy's vocals suck big time. I believe all you kind folks who like this band live and appreciate their musicianship. I might change my mind if I see them live as well.
nope...you'd be just as annoyed. originally a pittsburgh band, i've heard quite enough of them for the past 15 yrs or so (not that i'm counting, or sure of that number even) to last me a lifetime.
I used to Wonder if all Rusted Root songs sound the same. Now I know. feh
Originally Posted by Soimnotthemack: Fredonia does have great bars, and great bands play at them.. One World Tribe is a great band in particular that i think may get some more recognition soon.
I saw One World Tribe play Milestone's in Rochester! Great band.
Originally Posted by Stuart: What I want know is whats up the line "Shiver in the dark, Commies all around"
The lyrics i found at https://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/7341/rusted_root.html suggest it's "Coldness all around". Regardless, though i can't seem to get a single coherent interpretation out of the lyrics, it's not much of a stretch to suggest this song is about nuclear winter and the Cold War (which you may have subconsciously noticed to come up with "Commies all around"). I have no idea about "moobidiya-HEY!" either, but i like it anyway.
Originally Posted by squarepixel: These guys used to play the local bar in my college town in Fredonia, NY. It' s good to see them gaining popularity. They are definitely better live. Still, I like their studio stuff a lot.
Fredonia does have great bars, and great bands play at them.. One World Tribe is a great band in particular that i think may get some more recognition soon.
Originally Posted by Platypus: i diggit. I like most of Rusted Root's stuff, but I still cant figure out what he means by "moobiddya-hey". seems to say it in just about every song.
Next time I hear this song Platy, I am going to count how many times I hear "moobiddya-hey". Before I was paying attention I counted 5. This guy's vocals suck big time. I believe all you kind folks who like this band live and appreciate their musicianship. I might change my mind if I see them live as well.
Originally Posted by Platypus: i diggit. I like most of Rusted Root's stuff, but I still cant figure out what he means by "moobiddya-hey". Seems to say it in just about every song.
Don't worry. I hear it too all over this song. Perhaps he says "over our heads" ? What I want know is whats up the line "Shiver in the dark, Commies all around" :eek:
I\'m growing to like Rusted Root, but can\'t see myself ever buying one of their CDs. RP gives me all the Rusted Root I need. More than that would be an overdose of the Root.
how about ANOTHER R.R. song?! why always this one? :mad:
Originally Posted by jacquirenee: I have to say that I, too, frown upon 20 minute improvisational drum jams. But even more than that, Rusted Root is annoying due to completely incomprehensible vocals that are no more comprehensible live. This song was not *quite* as irritating as some others... "Ecstasy" comes to mind... but I'd rather not hear them on RP ever. Thank God for Emmylou Harris.
Hmm. I think you missed my point. I LIKE 20 minute improvisational drum jams, although they never get adequately captured on CDs. On more than one occaision, I have been with Jim Donovan (the RR drummer) and 20 other guys, all flailing away at our djembes for a couple hours -- Ecstasy is not just the name of the song. It it the state you reach when you get your overactive mind out of the way and connect with the rythym in a primal way. All I can say is that if you find excessive drumming annoying, you seriously need to connect with your root chakra. Drumming: good! Root chakra: good! Life: GOOD! BTW: I like Emmy Lou, too.
Originally Posted by omboy: RR is a group whose awesome talent can only be truly appreciated live. 20 minute improvisational drum jams don't translate well to CD and are frowned upon by most radio station program directors (present company excluded :D )
I have to say that I, too, frown upon 20 minute improvisational drum jams. But even more than that, Rusted Root is annoying due to completely incomprehensible vocals that are no more comprehensible live. This song was not *quite* as irritating as some others... "Ecstasy" comes to mind... but I'd rather not hear them on RP ever. Thank God for Emmylou Harris.
I really like this song! Discoveries like the latest Rusted Root cd are what makes this streaming radio such a cool thing for folks like me who are mostly stuck with spoonfed non-nutritional, drivethrough music from the corporate dominated radio industry.
Originally Posted by noladq: Is that Lisa Gerard on the female vocals?
Nope, it's Jenn Wertz and Liz Berlin.
Is that Lisa Gerard on the female vocals?
I really like this group. Thanks RP!
Root is touring with Santana in the fall....a definite MUST SEE... :cool:
These guys used to play the local bar in my college town in Fredonia, NY. It' s good to see them gaining popularity. They are definitely better live. Still, I like their studio stuff a lot.
Originally Posted by Platypus: i diggit. I like most of Rusted Root's stuff, but I still cant figure out what he means by "moobiddya-hey". seems to say it in just about every song.
i dont hear it in this song. where is it? are you mis-hearing lyrics perhaps?
ok...i swear to not liking any of this band's stuff. BUT, this one gets on my nerves less than others they do. perhaps that means they're improving with time. or, i'm getting soft... :rolleyes:
i diggit. I like most of Rusted Root\'s stuff, but I still cant figure out what he means by \"moobiddya-hey\". seems to say it in just about every song.
Not much of a song, but they are great players and mix all kinds of \"non anglo-american music\", in a way that it sounds exciting just the same.
What a great tune. I\'ve been sampling the new songs from their website and they sound MUCH better than their last dismal CD
RR is a group whose awesome talent can only be truly appreciated live. 20 minute improvisational drum jams don\'t translate well to CD and are frowned upon by most radio station program directors (present company excluded :D ) They are touring this summer. See them!
Rusted brings back some good college memories....please play more....\"beautiful people\" would be most excellent!! Keep up the good work, Radio Paradise, is Paradise.....