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Hooverphonic — Jackie Cane
Album: The Magnificent Tree
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Jackie Cane was everybody's sugar
She gave it all wherever it took her
They used her up before the sell-by date
To be so sweet was her only mistake

The only flower in a concrete garden
Destined to be the rock that wouldn't harden

Jackie Cane was everybody's sugar
She'd melt away if only she could of
Taken for granted
Abused and drained
They ran her dry and
Then it never rained

She was the queen
Of the 25th hour
They looked so sweet
But the after-taste was sour

Salty days for Jackie Cane
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I like the band choices, if not always the songs. This one pales in comparison to their best. And they had a good run of many good songs before petering out on the last 2-3 albums. 
Hooverphonic, sonic, bionic riff for sure.
I like this song. The version I heard on their phenomenal performance "Hooverphonic with orchestra" was even slightly better. That was such a beautiful fusion of them with a philharmonic orchestra. Find the DVD, it is definitely a treat.
The start of this song is very similar to a part of the album Incantations, of Mike Oldfield. :P
Loving this right now.


 
 alux wrote:
Is that really the best they could do for a magnificent tree?  Sheesh. 
 
Let's fix that then ...


Is that really the best they could do for a magnificent tree?  Sheesh.  
Liking this a lot.  Great bridge.  Great riff.  cool vocals.
Nice riff{#Bananajam}
Mary Hill used to hang out in Cherry Hill Park.
 Bazooka wrote:

The surf guitar is the "Fender Sound"? no really, I want to know. 
 
Not necessarily, though Dick Dale is known for his use of a Fender Stratocaster.  It seems like it's more of the high-treble (single-coil) attack of guitars such as Mosrites, Silvertones, and Danelectros, as well as a few different Fender models, with the reverb being set very deep. 
 Sloggydog wrote:
James Bond shot John Lennon?
 
Oops. Poor taste. Not funny either.
 srose96 wrote:


what happened to your green RT?
 

 
That's before I went green...  time flies when we're having fun...  hope all is well for you right this minute...
 
love this cool song...
 

 cathenley wrote:
Kind of Garbage-like
 

I can definitely hear that ...
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...  (and the hips..:)


 



what happened to your green RT?
Just one of many RP greatest hits; never tire of hearing it.  10+

...and followed by Morphine - it gets better than this?
really like this song...
Greatness!  Small (g)odlike...
Oooh new one on me.  Lovin it except the odd backing vocal from Stephen Hawking.

Then i look down and see i commented once before so maybe just didn't have a lasting impact.  Its hard with all the great stuff you hear on RP.


We be dancing...  love it...


For some reason my brain had me convinced that they were singing about Jackie Chan. Sometime I wish I had been born clever instead of good looking.




This song is good for the ears...  (and the hips..:)


 Sloggydog wrote:
James Bond shot John Lennon?
 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! {#Fire}

 WakeUpWorld wrote:
James Bond meets the Beatles....nice
 
James Bond shot John Lennon?
inindian wrote:
No, that's Alison Goldfrapp's job!

WakeUpWorld wrote:
James Bond meets the Beatles....nice
 

 TeleFrank wrote:
Yeah, that's a great Fender-sound! {#Bananajam}
 
The surf guitar is the "Fender Sound"? no really, I want to know. 
too bad she's left the band.
they made beautiful music.
Nice for a laid back evening....like it


yeah...  groovy...




Cool groove...


Yeah, that's a great Fender-sound! {#Bananajam}
oooh - ooh - ooh - Jackie Blue...
oops, wrong Jackie.
 gjeeg wrote:
Precisely what Radio Paradise is ALL about - giving us obscure, genius cuts from bands that would never see the light of day otherwise. Providing hope for music fans across the globe that there are countless magnificent musicians creating sound as good if not FAR better than any of the prominent commercial superstars that smother the airwaves and clutter the shops.
 
I agree with your praise of RP, but feel I should point out that Hooverphonic (website) are pretty damn big in the Benelux countries in Europe and tour extensively, and their music has been used on film soundtracks. Living in the UK I'd not heard of them prior to RP, for which much thanks as usual to Becky and Bill, but they are hot stuff in Belgium. Not that it takes a lot to be hot in Belgium... ;-)

This song spun off a 'concept album' called "Hooverphonice presents Jackie Cane" which isn't bad, but stretches the material a bit thin IMO. Worth having in the collection, though.

A solid 8 from the Nottingham jury.

This gets me.
Kind of Garbage-like
:cool:
Hooverphonic always seems to impress me. Not their best song but still better than most bands.
Great job pairing good vocals with sub-par music.
Darn you Radio Paradise. My music wish list at Amazon just got longer. I'm going to need a second job just to keep up. :wink:
Probably one of my least favorite songs from one of my favorite bands.
WakeUpWorld wrote:
James Bond meets the Beatles....nice
There's definitely a bit of 'Strawberry Fields' in the middle, there, yes. I like this.
Never noticed the lyrics before. Very nice!
James Bond meets the Beatles....nice
Love this tune. Slightly weird. Original. 9.
YES YES YES! gjeeg wrote:
Precisely what Radio Paradise is ALL about - giving us obscure, genius cuts from bands that would never see the light of day otherwise. Providing hope for music fans across the globe that there are countless magnificent musicians creating sound as good if not FAR better than any of the prominent commercial superstars that smother the airwaves and clutter the shops.
well, it's no "ombra mai fu"...
Precisely what Radio Paradise is ALL about - giving us obscure, genius cuts from bands that would never see the light of day otherwise. Providing hope for music fans across the globe that there are countless magnificent musicians creating sound as good if not FAR better than any of the prominent commercial superstars that smother the airwaves and clutter the shops.
Hooverphonic's best...eclecticly different.
Love that Cylon in the background saying "salty days for jackie cane" ... glad the poor fellow is finding some work again.
Thistle wrote:
Such a neat song. The band doesn't really have a strong image though. I checked the website and there is no real branding there at all.
How 21st Century! Marketing major? Very nice song.
hobiejoe wrote:
Isn't that a good thing?
Doesn't have much to do with how good or bad they are, but it does have a lot to do with their sales. Their own loss I would say, but not ours.
Thistle wrote:
Such a neat song. The band doesn't really have a strong image though. I checked the website and there is no real branding there at all.
Isn't that a good thing?
Baby_M wrote:
Belgium, eh? This almost qualifies as full restitution for giving us Brussels sprouts. :angel: Like it.
Got some, want some? Delivery address? :biggrin:
Such a neat song. The band doesn't really have a strong image though. I checked the website and there is no real branding there at all.
mojoman wrote:
Bond. ... James Bond.
and this is double-oh 5.
she's hot!
enough enough!!!!! I like these guys, but am soooooo sick of this tune....and her strained vocals...and the hipped out whacky stuff stuck in near the end. Time to put this one back in the vault :beat: :beat:
8/80,...err 8/10
Sweet pulp-core :devil_pimp:
Belgium, eh? This almost qualifies as full restitution for giving us Brussels sprouts. :angel: Like it.
Great tune, but played a little too much here on RP lately. WAY too much. :beat:
The opening riff on this reminded me of Link Wray, the father of the power chord. Link just died at 76...RIP, dude.
They nicked the strawberry fields melatron sample sound.
This is the first time I've listened to this song loud enough to hear that weird computerized voice echoing the chorus. I like it.
fabulous rhythm. I like it more & more.
Feels like it should be on the soundtrack of a Quentin Tarantino film.
phineas wrote:
Now there's a band name!
As Dave Barry would say, "...which would also be an excellent name for a rock band."
ronny wrote:
Yep ,this comes from my little country like Deus,Gorki,...I mean:Flanders (Belgium).It was a big hit here. I like it but it isn't their best one .You should listen for instance to "too wicky" :jump:
Keep Hooverphonic and just send us your beer. Thanks.
This comment has been edited because it wasn't nice, and it wasn't fair. I must say that I am disappointed with the monotony and inconsistancy of this band's music - I think the musicians (especially the singer) are capable of much better.
Love fuzzy music. Needs to be more fuzzy. But nice tho.
Mutanimal wrote:
Constantly, con-bloody-onstantly you morons make the same dumb joke about Hooverphonic's name, makes me pretty certain you aren't listening to the music, if you were, and I'd expect the sort who find the varied and cultured tastes of RP would, you would shortly see Hooverphonic as a unique and beautiful sound. Seriously, Hooverphonic is an amazing band, one of my all-time favourites - listen next time. Or at the very, very least - if you honestly, by some sort of mental handicap can't enjoy them, at least refrain from posting a bad joke that a horde of other flatscans have. That is all -Cap
Bond. ... James Bond.
I like this song, however, the CD's this group puts out are not consistant. Maybe one or two are good, the rest are rejects.
Constantly, con-bloody-onstantly you morons make the same dumb joke about Hooverphonic's name, makes me pretty certain you aren't listening to the music, if you were, and I'd expect the sort who find the varied and cultured tastes of RP would, you would shortly see Hooverphonic as a unique and beautiful sound. Seriously, Hooverphonic is an amazing band, one of my all-time favourites - listen next time. Or at the very, very least - if you honestly, by some sort of mental handicap can't enjoy them, at least refrain from posting a bad joke that a horde of other flatscans have. That is all -Cap
phhht wrote:
Hooverphonic - is that Latin for "sucking sound"?
:lol:
Illustr8r wrote:
No, Bollocks was that nasty little Frenchman from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"... :D
:lol:
Thanks, Bill for playing this one. I was practically dozing off with this last one by the Cure. More Hooverphonic on RP.
phineas wrote:
Now there's a band name!
I got a better one! METALLICA!!!! Haha that is a friggin funny band name! What losers!
Now I know where my little Casio keyboard went! Different, decent tune.
redeyespy wrote:
"Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson? Which, btw, was a cover of a Neil Young song. Glad you asked? :lol:
actually yes... i am glad. i don't particularly like either version (actually cant stand them), but i've been wondering who did the original ever since i first picked up Live Rust way back when. :wink:
redeyespy wrote:
(minor edits by phineas) The Sinister Sounding Children
Now there's a band name!
Platypus wrote:
I think i may have finally placed it... that vocal line keeps on reminding me of the "It's Gonna Take A Lot of Luck" song (or is it "A Lot of Love"). still, pretty decent.
"Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson? Which, btw, was a cover of a Neil Young song. Glad you asked? :lol: This song is mildly disturbing, particularly the sinister sounding children. Gets a 7.
Way cool...
Sickening sweet. Sounds like Olivia Newton John.
I think i may have finally placed it... that vocal line keeps on reminding me of the "It's Gonna Take A Lot of Luck" song (or is it "A Lot of Love"). still, pretty decent.
ronny wrote:
I like it but it isn't their best one .You should listen for instance to "too wicky" :jump:
i agree entirely. that first album was their best by a long shot. every track is excellent.
cubsfreak wrote:
Has this song been used in a commercial recently? It reminds me of one...
it sorta reminds me of that VW ad where they're driving around and pick up the couch...though it also seems a Hooversonic song was in a VW ad at some point thanks to some google searching...go figure
A great track from a great album. Slightly weird mix on the album but great stuff all the same. This track sounds like it could have been in a rock musical. Its just got that stage sound. I can see how you could love it or hate, me, I love it.
Has this song been used in a commercial recently? It reminds me of one...
But ewww... don't like that bit at the end.... with all those kids voices or something??
britrock wrote:
Yeah - but if you said "This song is the dog's bollocks" then that would be something completely different.
Brit' or Joe', darling, would you care to elaborate? Oh, and Joe' darling, I disagree... this song is growing on me....
Pez wrote:
Agree. Good word, "bollocks."
No, Bollocks was that nasty little Frenchman from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"... :D
Hooverphonic - is that Latin for "sucking sound"?
Pez wrote:
Agree. Good word, "bollocks."
Yeah - but if you said "This song is the dog's bollocks" then that would be something completely different.
joe1 wrote:
I think that this song is bollocks.....ok?
Agree. Good word, "bollocks."
I think that this song is bollocks.....ok?
whats odd... is that this song was played on the local "classic rock" station and the "alternative" station. amazingly enough, not a single person complained about it in either place.
interesting
Goes onto my Christmas giftlist =)
This is a cool song. It immediately caught my attention. A mix between the electronica sound and that "dirty" guitar...I find it very interesting.
First time I heard this I had to grab the geetar off the wall and figure out that lick...nice but cool. the song is the strangest mix of 60's - 90's music - especially the background sounds/percussion. Neat.
very catchy.. smoky song, lyrics, vocals... awesome!!!!
From a distance this sounds like it could have been the theme song from a cheesy 70s detective movie. :|
My favorite touch in this song is the little Casio whatever-the-heck-it-was doing the little plinko sounds. Nice. :clap:
Yes, there are echoes of Velvet Underground. This song sounds MUCH better faster, though. On my CD it sounds faster than here. Maybe you could speed it up artificially? Other songs also deserve airplay. The group is sheer genius. :rolleyes: :hug: :D
great song. great vibe. heard it before and liked it enough to buy a copy of the c.d. :clap:
Jackie Cane - Go, RP, Go! More Hooverphonic!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Nice song. I hear echos of Velvet Underground\'s Venus in Furs :clap:
Hooverphonic made two wonderful discs. Then they made this. Oh well.
Wow, that was a fantastic transition from "Possession!" A little different from the Hooverphonic I'm used to, but nice. It's got kind of a Peter Gunn vibe...
Quite good this belgian band. But I haven\'t bought their last cd, \'cause on of the songs inside it was a overplayed tune in Italy between 2001 and 2002,thanks to a tv commercial advice. ;)
Plodding, disposable...
Very nice sound this Hooverphonic !
Super groovy cool.
Very cool. It\'s hard to think about this song yet without coming up with a Hollywood-style mix of comparitors, like \"Nirvana-meets-DiVinyls\" or \"Garbage-meets-Penguin Cafe Orchestra\" but I definitely want to hear more. (I hope I can read these comments in future without having to blame them on the beer.)
yes....this is good :D i like it. more please. thx bill.
It is amazing to hear Hooverphonic on an American radio. You must know that it is a Belgian group, just like me...
Originally Posted by leucocephalis: I uploaded a few other Hooverphonics a few months ago. Mad about you etc. :)
Right on. :cool:
YES! This singer has a lovely voice.. ahhhh.... :hug:
very slick sound. I like it.