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Groove Armada — At The River
Album: Vertigo
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6.8

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Total ratings: 96









Released: 2000
Length: 6:23
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If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there

If you're fond of sand dunes, if you're fond of sand dunes
If you're fond of sand dunes, if you're fond of sand dunes

If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
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first coupla beats had me think: bad "Mean ole Levee"

then after: not worth my time
I thought it was okay at first and then they started singing. what a stupid song.
Leslie wrote:
what lame lyrics.
They're sampled from an old Patti Page tune called "Old Cape Cod." Gregorama wrote:
Vocals remind me of Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day or one of those many other 50s pop divas. And in a good way.
It is Patti Page, sampled.
webslinger48 wrote:
I first heard this song back in '98-'99 while listening to a European internet station, and it was like a dream. Familiar yet somehow oblique...and distant...it has a wistfulness that permeates every note. This song makes me long for places that I've never been, and may not exist. Top-5 chillout song ever.
Could not have summed it up better myself. Very well put! :)
I need to get out at the 7th floor. Love that Muzak bill when did we go for elevator-rock
One more on that Q compilation; Talk Talk - Inheritance. RP has just played another TT and it reminded me of that one ... great song, and about half of that TT album (Spitit of Eden) is genius, the other half aimless doodling, unfortunately ...
webslinger48 wrote:
I first heard this song back in '98-'99 while listening to a European internet station, and it was like a dream. Familiar yet somehow oblique...and distant...it has a wistfulness that permeates every note. This song makes me long for places that I've never been, and may not exist. Top-5 chillout song ever.
Q magazine did a Chill Out compilation a few years back, to, this day, is the best one I've come across, IMHO. Here goes: Moby - Novio Groove Armada - At the River Kinobe - Slip into Something Fairport Convention - Who Know Where the Time Goes? John Martyn - Solid Air Underworld - Push Upstairs Moloko - Sing It Back Oasis - Half the World Away Nick Drake - River Man Grandaddy - Underneath the Weeping Willow Garbage - Milk Goldfrapp - Utopia Depeche Mode - Useless (K&D mix) David Bowie - Art Decade Mercury Rev - Holes Brilliant, especially the contrast between Underworld, Moloko, Goldfrapp etc. with Fairport, Nick Drake and John Martyn. And of course, to prove a not-too-subtle point, it showed how ridiculously ahead of their time Bowie and Eno were with 'Low' and 'Heroes'
It took me awhile to find a word to describe this song, but I finally found it: DOPEY. Here is another: ASSWIGGLER. :moon:
Vocals remind me of Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day or one of those many other 50s pop divas. And in a good way.
I first heard this song back in '98-'99 while listening to a European internet station, and it was like a dream. Familiar yet somehow oblique...and distant...it has a wistfulness that permeates every note. This song makes me long for places that I've never been, and may not exist. Top-5 chillout song ever.
sounded to me like kid creole and the coconuts.
This is one oddball tune. My ratings would span a range of five depnding on where I was in the song. I have no idea where it nets out. I do like the trombone solo though.
what lame lyrics.
psycholynx wrote:
Good stuff, perfect chill out band. If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air... quint little villages here and there.....
thanks for clearing that up, i didnt quite hear it 84th time
Good stuff, perfect chill out band. If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air... quint little villages here and there.....
This was always my favorite Groove Armada song. Hell its always been one of my favorite songs period.
Good grooves are the best to work to. :chillpill.gif: :music: :chillpill.gif:
always liked this song. nice and mellow. Kinda reminds me of "The Viaduct" by Kid Loco