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Aimee Mann — You Could Make A Killing
Album: I'm With Stupid
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7.2

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Total ratings: 961









Released: 1995
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 2
There is nothing that competes with habit
And I know it's neither deep nor tragic
Simply that you have to have it

So you can make a killing
So you can make a killing
So you can make a killing

I wish I was both young and stupid
Then I too could have the fun that you did
Till it was time to pony up what you bid

So you can make a killing
So you can make a killing
So you can make a killing

I could follow you and search the rubble
Stay right here and save myself some trouble
I try to keep myself from seeing double

Or I could make a killing
Or I could make a killing
Or I could make a killing
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Discovered AM through the film "magnolia". If you liked this . . .
I like the lyrics but the mix is not very good...
I must say I know Aimee Mann thanks to Buffy the Vampire Slayer  ... 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Can this really be 23 years old?
Still sounds great, in any event (lovin' that fuzzy guitar).
 
Just thinking that EXACT same thing. I wouldn't have placed this in '95...guess I was a few years behind.
 Proclivities wrote:

I think that was Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who initially said something to that effect, during LBJ's term, but old Edwin Meese certainly 'busied' himself with pornography in the 1980s. Anyhow, good song.
 
Now that there is what one calls a FUN FACT, so I thank ye,


Also big breaths.

'Yeth, and I'm only thixteen!' 
 NotShakespeare wrote:
It wasn't until I saw her live that I realized she sung through her nose. I've been very distracted by it ever since.
 

I humbly submit Aimee is the most sublime nose-singer ever.  
 bwanab wrote:
I'll love Aimee 'til Tuesday
 

...which is why she should have called the band 'Til 24/7.  I'll listen to Aimee round the clock!
It wasn't until I saw her live that I realized she sung through her nose. I've been very distracted by it ever since.
 drivingunit103 wrote:
...been awhile.
 
Can this really be 23 years old?
Still sounds great, in any event (lovin' that fuzzy guitar).
Nice and appropriate follow-up to Trespassers William. Thanks Bill!
 rushed wrote:
This is just a tremendous album, especially with the attention to detail from the fabulous Jon Brion.

 
+1
...been awhile.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
What was the famous quote from Pres. Reagan's obscenity Czar, Ed Meese? "I can't give you a definition of pornography but I know it when I see it." That's how how I feel about good song writing, and this song certainly fits that bill.
 
I think that was Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who initially said something to that effect, during LBJ's term, but old Edwin Meese certainly 'busied' himself with pornography in the 1980s. Anyhow, good song.
This is just a tremendous album, especially with the attention to detail from the fabulous Jon Brion.
Such a wonderful song.  Love that distorted guitar underneath.
I love this song. I love this album. LOVE!
The sound of two ladies I am in love with (musically speaking, anyway.....): Aimee Mann and Juliana Hatfield!! {#Daisy}
{#Bananajumprope} .... the very excellent Ms Mann gets a BIG fat 9

This song is still good for the ears...
 
I could make a killing too. Repeat the refrain a few more times and that might be what happens. 
What was the famous quote from Pres. Reagan's obscenity Czar, Ed Meese? "I can't give you a definition of pornography but I know it when I see it." That's how how I feel about good song writing, and this song certainly fits that bill.
 dejapete wrote:

You can also watch her in the movie, The Big Lebowski. She's the German nihilist who cut off her toe.
 

I just watched that movie and I did not recognize her!


 dejapete wrote:

You can also watch her in the movie, The Big Lebowski. She's the German nihilist who cut off her toe.
 
I did not know that. time to watch that again. A classic!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
 annoffalese wrote:
...the nuns who would have had her enunciate...
 Are they related to the Knights who say Ni?

 
No they're not. Nowhere near. Not at all.
Just saw Aimee Mann here in SLC. for the second time. Amazing live performer. 
 CatSitter wrote:
Heavenly! I could listen to her day and night. If I have a choice, I'll pick the nights.
 
You can also watch her in the movie, The Big Lebowski. She's the German nihilist who cut off her toe.
 annoffalese wrote:
...the nuns who would have had her enunciate...
 Are they related to the Knights who say Ni?



odd, but i dont like this. very average.
 Racquel wrote:
pure
sweet
vulnerable
savvy
rock

 
{#Clap}{#High-five}{#Sunny}
Hard to believe this is an oldie but goodie.  I'm with Stupid was, IMHO, one of the best albums of the 90s.
this resonates with me. 8.
Waste of time, a weak 5. Time for a coffe break.
 Egrey wrote:
BillG plays my all-time favorite Aimee song.  Gracias.  Only on RP!
 
This is one of my faves from Aimee, too.

why,why, why....what is the facination with this woman...she's SO nasal....evidently not borught up by the nuns who would have had her enunciate

Just another song amongst songs. #5
Reminds me of Liz Phair.
I discover more and more music that I like by Aimee Mann....{#Jump}Thanks, Bill.
pure
sweet
vulnerable
savvy
rock

I'm a big fan but she just can't hold the crowd at an outdoor festival.  This song has some punch but most of her music isn't cut out for 10,000 sitting in a field.  I saw her a couple weeks ago at the Hardly Strictly festival in SF and at the ACL festival in Austin a couple years ago.

About half way through her set I gave up and wandered over to the stage where the next act I wanted to see would be playing and caught the end of a set by a band I'd never heard before - Galactic.  Holy shit!  Now those guys are made for outdoor festivals.
Well, the cover is OK.
 healyf52 wrote:
Very similar to Cold Play's "Warning Sign". Almost identical groove and chord changes..
 
You mean Cold Play is now ripping off Aimee as well as Satriani and Radiohead?

 Antigone wrote:
I don't think she IS gay. Isn't she with/married to Michael Penn?
 
Nope — Has one of those new Trioka Marriages in Kalifornication with Penn AND Teller.  It's magical.



This song is good for the ears...


Aimee's best album, according to both her and me
{#Yes} Always liked Aimee.
Nine for the album cover alone ....
 vit wrote:

Really? She sounds exactly the same to me: all nose.

 

Well, this is '95, so not exactly contemporary Aimee Mann.

Pretty good. I like the crunchy electric guitar. And for some reason—not sure why—I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Aimee.
spunkyboy62 wrote:
She's brilliant. Come a long way from "Voices Carry" and the '80s hair!

Really? She sounds exactly the same to me: all nose.

She's brilliant.  Come a long way from "Voices Carry" and the '80s hair!
BillG plays my all-time favorite Aimee song.  Gracias.  Only on RP!
Great album.  Pick it up.
Adding positive comment! One of my favorite artists
She's a goddamned goddess. In her prime here. Many equivalent and better songs on this CD. She has no peer.
Keep singin' Aimee!
Heavenly! I could listen to her day and night. If I have a choice, I'll pick the nights. :kiss: :hug: :kiss:
Very similar to Cold Play's "Warning Sign". Almost identical groove and chord changes..
I love you Aimee! Gosh darn it why won't you return my calls? Boo hoo hoo!!!!!!!
Nice song!
i've always liked aimee also, she's real, a genuine fragileness comes through in her nice voice
Music sounds like Eels.
Yea a bit nose-heavy, but what a great album cover.
cggarb wrote:
Man, how good is she?
According to some recent posts, not very good. Something about her voice sounding kinda nasal and stuff. However, those posts are from people who have opinions that are possibly not 100% valid. As a matter of fact, it's somewhat....(EDIT) blah, blah, blah... I like Aimee, she doesn't sound too nasaly to me. (END EDIT)
Look, the last thing I want to read from someone UNDER THE SEA is complaining about holding one's nose closed. squidish wrote:
She's great, but I wish she would stop holding her nose closed. It must be smelly in the studio where she sings.
SCJoniguy wrote:
Another awful Aimee Mann song...time to change the station.
Please do (and don't come back).
She's great, but I wish she would stop holding her nose closed. It must be smelly in the studio where she sings.
Repetitively repetitive
Isn't "Long Shot" on this album? I love that song, compares favorably IMHO to anything on the magnificent Magnolia soundtrack... Neuroflux wrote:
As much as I love and admire Aimee, this album ranks at the bottom of her solo work IMO. However, this song is one of the better tunes on it. Not a very good album to introduce new listeners to her.
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
Aimee is always a blessing. Sing baby, SING! :bananajam:
Yes.
Al_Dente wrote:
I agree. No matter what the lyrics say, she always sounds like she's whining.
How can you tell what she sounds like through her teeth?
SCJoniguy wrote:
Another awful Aimee Mann song...time to change the station.
I agree. No matter what the lyrics say, she always sounds like she's whining.
Neuroflux wrote:
As much as I love and admire Aimee, this album ranks at the bottom of her solo work IMO. However, this song is one of the better tunes on it. Not a very good album to introduce new listeners to her.
Huh, I disagree. I like this album. Not every song is a winner, but songs like That's Just What You Are, Amatuer, I Could Make a Killing, and the opening cut (forget the name) are all good songs. Of course I have awful taste in music, so that could explain the difference... ;)
As much as I love and admire Aimee, this album ranks at the bottom of her solo work IMO. However, this song is one of the better tunes on it. Not a very good album to introduce new listeners to her.
Another awful Aimee Mann song...time to change the station.
Shesdifferent wrote:
I'd like to make a killing and kill this song, this girl.... :sleep:
We're with stupid now. :iamwithstupid:
Aimee is always a blessing. Sing baby, SING! :bananajam:
Did anybody see Aimee last night on Conan O'Brien's show? She was awesome! and I think she's hot too!
FWIW, her brother-in-law was Chris Penn.
Man, how good is she?
Shesdifferent wrote:
I'd like to make a killing and kill this song, this girl.... :sleep:
In the infamous words of Kramer: "You're WAY off, man!!" Aimee is great!
You are all wrong. Too much Aimee is not enough. More of her early stuff, please! 8)
Shesdifferent wrote:
I'd like to make a killing and kill this song, this girl.... :sleep:
100% agree! enough of aimee...
jean-louis wrote:
great guitar from Bernard Butler. How come there is no Suede on here?
Why dontcha upload some?
Shesdifferent wrote:
I'd like to make a killing and kill this song, this girl.... :sleep:
Kind of snippish.
I'd like to make a killing and kill this song, this girl.... :sleep:
Will always love Aimee Mann, but this song is not my favourite.
I'll love Aimee 'til Tuesday
great guitar from Bernard Butler. How come there is no Suede on here?
kelli wrote:
been a long time since i heard this wonderful song here. i also love Deathly by her. the first words are classic ......"now that i've found you, would you object to....never seeing each other again?"
According to pt anderson, that line was the impetus for Claudia's (Melora Walters) character in Magnolia, and her character is the impetus for everything in the movie.
At the latest concert of hers that I went to in Amsterdam she said that this song was about Liam Gallagher from Oasis!
Whenever I hear her I think about downloading lots and lots of MP3s Outside The Corporate Structure...
been a long time since i heard this wonderful song here. i also love Deathly by her. the first words are classic ......"now that i've found you, would you object to....never seeing each other again?"
SnipeHunter wrote:
Always thought she was over-rated, Thanks to that TV show! Really enjoyed this one, though! I'm actually going to give it a rating! (More than 5, Even!)
TV show? You mean Melrose Place? (That's Just What You Are) :clap:
This song can be found on the \"Cruel Intentions\" soundtrack...
Always thought she was over-rated, Thanks to that TV show! Really enjoyed this one, though! I\'m actually going to give it a rating! (More than 5, Even!)
love this song- one of my fave Aimee tunes~
dot remembers seeing juliana in the early 90\'s. she looked at the floor all night and hid behind her hair. she was wonderful. dot.
Oh Mann! :) Neil Finn followed by Aimee Mann - I must be in Paradise. :clap:
If anyone wondered - yes, that\'s Juliana Hatfield (of The Blake Babies and then solo fame)singing harmonies. :D
Now that\'s a fine piece of tunesmithy -- Aimee is awesome, hooky tune, and love the crispy crunchy guitar.
could we hear \"wise up\"?
Thank you Thank you Thank you for playing stuff from her \"I\'m With Stupid\" album - this whole album is awesome (in the way Beatles albums used to be!)
At first I thought she was saying \"I could make a kidney\". I\'m picturing Aimee morphing into Weird Al.
Originally Posted by Dr._Crane: Yes indeed - happily married, they record together quite a bit. Perhaps he meant that, despite her oft bitter songs, that Aimee is really quite happy and gay in person?!?
LOL!
Originally Posted by Antigone: I don't think she IS gay. Isn't she with/married to Michael Penn?
Yes indeed - happily married, they record together quite a bit. Perhaps he meant that, despite her oft bitter songs, that Aimee is really quite happy and gay in person?!?
I don\'t think she IS gay. Isn\'t she with/married to Michael Penn?
It is a great song from a great singer... but the previous poster is right, it doesn\'t deserve a \"straight\" 10... she\'s gay!! :p
Nice song, but i really dont think that i deserves a straight 10 :??:
Great song!