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Hooverphonic — Mad About You
Album: The Magnificent Tree
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 1683









Released: 2000
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Feel the vibe, feel the terror, feel the pain
It's driving me insane
I can't fake
For God's sake, why am I
Driving in the wrong lane
Trouble is my middle name
But in the end I'm not too bad
Can someone tell me if it's wrong to be so mad about you
Mad about you
Mad

Are you the fishy wine who will give me
A headache in the morning
Or just a dark blue land mine
That'll explode without a decent warning
Give me all your true hate
And I'll translate it in our bed
Into never seen passion, never seen passion
That's why I am so mad about you
Mad about you
Mad
Trouble is your middle name
But in the end you're not too bad
Can someone tell me if it's wrong to be
So mad about you
Mad about you
Mad about you
Mad about you
Mad

(Intermezzo)

Give me all your true hate
And I'll translate it in your bed
Into never seen passion
That is why I am so mad about you
Mad about you
Mad about you
Mad about you
Mad about you
Mad about you
Mad about you
Comments (122)add comment
This would make a great James Bond song!
Excellent discovery this morning!
Love this song - had to revisit Youtube one more time for the (Live at Koningin Elisabethzaal 2012) version.
Nice! Makes me think of Bond movie intros, stiff drinks and badass ladies.
 jvp_personal wrote:
Sounds very derivative of Nick Drake to me. But I like it.
 
Nick Cave maybe? Drake? Beats me.
 var wrote:
I like Hooverphonic as well. The 5 or so songs that I have of them are all good. I love her voice.. :)
 
Which voice?



... and various lead singers. Prominent ones included Liesje Sadonius (1996–1997), Geike Arnaert (1997–2008), Noémie Wolfs (2010–2015), and Luka Cruysberghs (2018–present).


 jvp_personal wrote:
Sounds very derivative of Nick Drake to me. But I like it.
 

Nick Drake?  The male, English folk singer who mainly sang with acoustic guitar?  What are you on?

I am hearing Portishead.
I hear Amy Winehouse
 jvp_personal wrote:
Sounds very derivative of Nick Drake to me. But I like it.
 
 Just curious: Which Nick Drake song(s) does this sound "derived from" to you?  The chord progression (which is essentially an Andalusian cadence) doesn't sound like any of his work to me and the rhythm, vocal phrasing, and tempo are unlike anything I've ever heard from him.  Maybe you're referring to the string arrangement?  Was it something from his electronica/trip-hop period or were you just having a laugh?   Anyhow, I guess everyone hears different things in music.
 jvp_personal wrote:
Sounds very derivative of Nick Drake to me. But I like it.
 
(Not really directed at you, jvp_personal.  Honestly; it isn't.)


Comments using the term "derivative" drive me nuts.  So what if it sounds like Nick Drake, Led Zeppelin, Mozart, or your brother-in-law? 

Is it a good song?  Do you like it?  Does it make you want to howl at the moon, or does it make you want to sit quietly and contemplate the moon?

Sounds very derivative of Nick Drake to me. But I like it.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Music producer to band members after recording the final track late one Winter's evening... "So guys this album is going to be called The Magnificent Tree?"

Much nodding by band.

"Let's pack up here and head home - I can take you back to your Hotel in my car".

More nodding by band.

Producer driving along the road when he suddenly hits the brakes and exclaims "There is a tree!" so they all jump out and the producer takes a Polaroid snap of band members standing in front of the tree and shows it to them.

"What do you think?".

Some disinterested shrugging of shoulders by the band.

"Right well that will have to do - see y'all next year same time same place".


 

Nice one :D
some songs never get old because they are immortal
So good!!
Only rating 5 from me
 Chipps wrote:
Mike Doughty straight into Hooverphonic? Brilliant stuff...

Both bands/artists I discovered (and love) through RP. Cheers Bill! 
 
It just happened again!
Music producer to band members after recording the final track late one Winter's evening... "So guys this album is going to be called The Magnificent Tree?"

Much nodding by band.

"Let's pack up here and head home - I can take you back to your Hotel in my car".

More nodding by band.

Producer driving along the road when he suddenly hits the brakes and exclaims "There is a tree!" so they all jump out and the producer takes a Polaroid snap of band members standing in front of the tree and shows it to them.

"What do you think?".

Some disinterested shrugging of shoulders by the band.

"Right well that will have to do - see y'all next year same time same place".


sweet 90'
Mike Doughty straight into Hooverphonic? Brilliant stuff...

Both bands/artists I discovered (and love) through RP. Cheers Bill! 
 Proclivities wrote:

?

 
JJ Cale after becoming an eunuch on acid. 
 ick wrote:
I hear a smile in her voice.

 
For me, that "smile" was enough to get me to go through a PITA process of switching my shared monitor from work laptop view to home PC view, just so I could rate the song. (I rated it an 8, but only because I don't give 9s or 10s until the song has duplicated the feel for me multiple times.)

Yeah, I dig that smiley groove to her singing. 
Danger is my middle name ...
 MargoMallen wrote:
Has a real JJ Cale feel to his music.  Love it!

 
?
Maid  is my middle name.
q buena, me recuerda harto a portishead pero menos melodramático 
Has a real JJ Cale feel to his music.  Love it!
{#Hearteyes}
If you watch any PBS here in the US, they've been using this song to promote their various Masterpiece Classic costume dramas from the BBC... like The Paradise, Mr. Selfridge, and most famously, Downton Abbey.


 

FamilyMan wrote:


bumped for fedtho (feels like something I know well (used in commercial or in a movie?)

 


 Netto wrote:
Like Bond movie theme.

 

bumped for fedtho (feels like something I know well (used in commercial or in a movie?)


I am totally infatuated with the String Intro... feels like something I know well (used in commercial or in a movie?)

...but then, after one refrain and one chorus, I drift out of it.
It's really well crafted, nothing's wrong with it - except that the emotion that the intro gives me, the following main part doesn't.
Genial{#Boohoo} 
The Belgians are well represented on RP.  Hooverphonic and Triggerfinger!    Maybe we could have a bit of Jacques Brel as well? {#Good-vibes}
 Jelani wrote:
OK does anyone else hear strange sounds during this tune,or do I have gremlins in my computer?

 
I didn't notice any strange sounds during this tune, but over the years, I have learned that strange sounds and gremlins need not be mutually exclusive.
 oldfart48 wrote:
I need hoovering........{#Eyes}

 
A hoover is not what you need...a dictionary, on the other hand....
I hear a smile in her voice.
 Jelani wrote:
OK does anyone else hear strange sounds during this tune,or do I have gremlins in my computer?
 
Nah, I heard the same thing in my WRX as it wound up towards 7 grand. Wait, maybe it's a camshaft.
Like this a lot  {#Dancingbanana}
..sexy!..love the strings (or are those synths? whichever!)..
 RichardPrins wrote:
8)
Seems to have some glitches...
 
Yes there are burps - glitches - gremlins

Still like the song, even with the hiccups. 
There is another possibility about the origin of the strange sounds in your head that would resolve itself if you went back onto your meds.... 

Jelani wrote:
OK does anyone else hear strange sounds during this tune,or do I have gremlins in my computer?
 


not bad not good
 Jelani wrote:
OK does anyone else hear strange sounds during this tune,or do I have gremlins in my computer?
 

Yes.
 jameyp wrote:
a really good song. period. {#Daisy}
 
Ditto...has that Bond-ish retro feel....
 Jelani wrote:
OK does anyone else hear strange sounds during this tune,or do I have gremlins in my computer?
 
I just heard three. The sort of thing one gets with bad compression. I listen to this song all the time so I'm certain they're not supposed to be there ;)


OK does anyone else hear strange sounds during this tune,or do I have gremlins in my computer?
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:

Never mind, that was Terror in the Sky.

 
No, you were right.  Reviving one of the oldest sight-gags ever, someone (the tower?) starts relating to one of the pilots all the indicating symptoms of this food poisoning that half the passengers have contracted, and the pilot develops signs of each symptom as it is told to him, until he eventually collapses on the floor of the cockpit from food poisoning.

"We have an emergency in the cockpit!"
"What is it?"
"It's the front part of an airplane, but nevermind that now — we have an emergency!"

 fast_eddie wrote:
I hope Bill continues to play some more of this type of stuff.
 
Me too. He's played another song (at least one) from that album. Never having heard of the band at the time, I started a thread on Mojo4music, it kind of died a death.{#Sad}
Mmmmm, me too honey.
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:


That was the one where everyone that ate the chicken salad sandwich got sick, right?
 
Never mind, that was Terror in the Sky.

 kaleb wrote:
 drtjdel wrote:

Helen Hayes, huh? The old coot stowaway on 'Airplane'?

That would be 1970's "Airport". Funny how these small errors can keep the comment section going for a long time... but there are still "blarps" in the mp3 encoding of this song!
          {#Ask}  Can someone pretty please upload a cleaner version? {#Biggrin}
 

That was the one where everyone that ate the chicken salad sandwich got sick, right?
 amcallis wrote:
Encoding error in this song right before the xylophone solo... Unless Bill G is becoming a mixmaster!
 
a real nasty sort of "glorp" sound.  sounds like what i'd imagine a microphone being dropped into an aquarium might sound like (if water didn't have that nasty tendency to short out electronics).

 fast_eddie wrote:
I hope Bill continues to play some more of this type of stuff.
 
Me toooo!!  {#Notworthy}

I hope Bill continues to play some more of this type of stuff.
Nice, sexy voice. Good driving music— up the coast{#Roflol}
Bill.

You have the old broken mp3 of this track in rotation again.
Please re-replace it with the one I uploaded a while a go. ;)

This song...some of the best heard anywhere; a 10 in every sense of the number.
{#Umbrella}   makes me feel like I'm waiting for summer rain .. .. a need for any sizzling heart
Like Bond movie theme.
One of those songs I could not get out of my head after it came out - and didn't have a way to find out who did it.  I still like it a lot.
Happy Anniversary R.P.  I wish I new of you 10 years ago....I'm 'mad about you' now.
a really good song. period. {#Daisy}
I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue. 
 
 
 nate917 wrote:

Yes, the old coot on "Airplane" was Barbara Billingslea, erstwhile matriarch of Leave it to Beaver. She greatly assists the Airplane crew ("Excuse me — I speak jive!") because she can translate for the brothers in 8A and 8C. The movie gave full subtitles for the jive. What a hoot. At one point, one of the brothers says "sheeeeeeit!" and the subtitle reads "Golly!" One of the funniest movies ever.

 


This song move me to tears..


 nate917 wrote:

Yes, the old coot on "Airplane" was Barbara Billingslea, erstwhile matriarch of Leave it to Beaver. She greatly assists the Airplane crew ("Excuse me — I speak jive!") because she can translate for the brothers in 8A and 8C. The movie gave full subtitles for the jive. What a hoot. At one point, one of the brothers says "sheeeeeeit!" and the subtitle reads "Golly!" One of the funniest movies ever.

 
Helen Hayes played the old coot stowaway in "Airport", the 1970 film.


I think this is on my iPod. Learning to appreciate the stylings of Hooverphonic. But this one seems to be distracting with the strings mix.
Mad about Hooverphonic!
You go girl!
kaleb wrote:
drtjdel wrote:
Helen Hayes, huh? The old coot stowaway on 'Airplane'?

That would be 1970's "Airport". Funny how these small errors can keep the comment section going for a long time... but there are still "blarps" in the mp3 encoding of this song!
{#Ask} Can someone pretty please upload a cleaner version? {#Biggrin}

Yes, the old coot on "Airplane" was Barbara Billingslea, erstwhile matriarch of Leave it to Beaver. She greatly assists the Airplane crew ("Excuse me — I speak jive!") because she can translate for the brothers in 8A and 8C. The movie gave full subtitles for the jive. What a hoot. At one point, one of the brothers says "sheeeeeeit!" and the subtitle reads "Golly!" One of the funniest movies ever.

Be fun to hear Amy Winehouse's version........
I have uploaded a less "blarp"-ridden mp3 of this track to the LRC now.

And this track actually appears on "The Magnificent Tree", so there! {#Wink}

Cheers!

Ed
The update was accepted instantly, but I note that the playlist seems to lag behind...
I think this is a very sexy song but I would like to hear her sing it in a lower tone - I think it could be even better. Anyway, 9.

 drtjdel wrote:

Helen Hayes, huh? The old coot stowaway on 'Airplane'?

That would be 1970's "Airport". Funny how these small errors can keep the comment section going for a long time... but there are still "blarps" in the mp3 encoding of this song!
          {#Ask}  Can someone pretty please upload a cleaner version? {#Biggrin}


meh :yawn:
skdenfeld wrote:
"Sorry for that crude detour through Steely Dan Street, folks, we shall now return to Cool Ave."
Oh, right. This is soo much cooler than Steely Dan. Please! :beat:
Atombender wrote:
That voice drives me Hooverpoovery insane. Its like fingernails scratching on a blackboard! :shifty: Weird :stop:
Wow, couldn't be more different to my opinion regarding the voice... :eek:
araja wrote:
Their new CD just came out and is called "The President of the LSD Golf Club". Trip-hop anyone?
:roflol:
MAD about you
Their new CD just came out and is called "The President of the LSD Golf Club". Trip-hop anyone?
YES :yes: jwsbraces wrote:
Love the vibes in that song Mad About You. Voice, vibes, strings. Turn it up.
AndrewKoransky wrote:
The mp3 definitely has some 'burps' in it.
Yep :sad:
Love the vibes in that song Mad About You. Voice, vibes, strings. Turn it up.
The best thing to come out of Belgium since the beer. Portishead meets Massive Attack via Shirley Bassey. I'm forever grateful to RP for introducing me to this lot. This isn't the best of their numbers by any chalk, but deffo worth a 7. For those who've also caught the Hooverphonics bug, give the latest album "No more sweet music" a go - a 10 of an album, goose-pimplingly hair-raisingly great :)
Too many "blurps"! Needs a newer/better encoded version please - too good not to!
I had this pegged at 6 the first time through - this time, it's a solid 7. Smooth.
That voice drives me Hooverpoovery insane. Its like fingernails scratching on a blackboard! :shifty: Weird :stop:
Encoding error in this song right before the xylophone solo... Unless Bill G is becoming a mixmaster!
smooth sounds from Belgium. :clap: certainly an 8
"Sorry for that crude detour through Steely Dan Street, folks, we shall now return to Cool Ave."
bearheart wrote:
According to the Web Music Database (click here) this song is actually on The Magnificent Tree. Nice sound. I'd never heard them before.
Yeah, Bill's album cover is incorrect here.
calray wrote:
Hunt. Helen Hunt.
Sorry about that. Correction noted.
I've been to a concert of this band twice. If you don't like them; try watching them live. They're unbelievable. Especially Geike, who does the bands lead vocals... Tiny little woman, incredible voice.
Unfortunately this bass line is associated with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg in my brain.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Never cared for that show. I found Paul Reiser to be aggravatingly unfunny. Helen Hayes was pretty cute, though.
Hunt. Helen Hunt.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Never cared for that show. I found Paul Reiser to be aggravatingly unfunny. Helen Hayes was pretty cute, though.
Helen Hayes, huh? The old coot stowaway on 'Airplane'?
GottaSneeze wrote:
I miss the show Mad About You, and that's about it =P
Never cared for that show. I found Paul Reiser to be aggravatingly unfunny. Helen Hayes was pretty cute, though.
Starts off like a Christmas tune. Not sure why. 8.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Portisheadish? :?: :-k
That's who I thought it was initially, too!
Does anyone else hear Barry Gibb? LOL!!!
fuh2 wrote:
Nice. Ha Ha Ha!
kaleb wrote:
It still has them - can someone upload a cleaner version? It's VERY distracting.
Phew! I thought it was time for the Immodium. :smile: Likeable tune, but definitely distracting with the yips.
kaleb wrote:
It still has them - can someone upload a cleaner version? It's VERY distracting.
Please?
AndrewKoransky wrote:
The mp3 definitely has some 'burps' in it.
It still has them - can someone upload a cleaner version? It's VERY distracting.
If she'd just back off a little on the refrain, instead of overstating the vocal, it'd be perfect. Still like it, though.
just great......one of my most heared sound!!!!
According to the Web Music Database (click here) this song is actually on The Magnificent Tree. Nice sound. I'd never heard them before.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Portisheadish? :?: :-k
Oh yeah, without question this is Portishead's turf. Though I reckon I've heard another Hooverphonic track and I don't think all their stuff is like this. Still, it's rather good :sunny:
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Portisheadish? :?: :-k
Very.
Portisheadish? :?: :-k
The mp3 definitely has some 'burps' in it.
11:50 am - Hooverphonic - Mad About You 11:44 am - Morcheeba - What New York Couples Fight About 11:38 am - Mich Gerber - Zumurud 11:35 am - Air - Another Day 11:30 am - Coldplay - Amsterdam 11:25 am - Zero 7 - Give It Away Toss Coldplay out of that list and we might as well have been listening to Groove Salad for the last half-hour. Which ain't a bad thing. :cool:
I miss the show Mad About You, and that's about it =P
8) Seems to have some glitches...
Uh-oh! Two "4"s in a row. Rare.
Originally Posted by Drives85: Doesn't it sound like Hooverphonic, Coldplay, and Starsailor are all the same band?
if you're deaf, maybe. :rolleyes:
Doesn\'t it sound like Hooverphonic, Coldplay, and Starsailor are all the same band?
Not bad for a record on a vaccum cleaner :eek: (ok that was a bad joke) but this is nice sounding.
Originally Posted by lily34: ever listen to the band Alpha? you'd probably like it. i think the cd is Downward is Heavenward or something of that nature...
Agreed Lily. I love Alpha...
Originally Posted by Platypus: good stuff. this newer Hooverphonic is somewhat soul-less though, compared to their first two albums.
ever listen to the band Alpha? you'd probably like it. i think the cd is Downward is Heavenward or something of that nature...
We need to get a few songs from their first album uploaded. They had a different lead singer (who left after that album was completed) and had a more unique, spacey, otherworldly sound than this latest effort.