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The Avalanches — Frontier Psychiatrist
Album: Since I Left You
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Total ratings: 1349









Released: 2001
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Is Dexter ill, Is Dexter ill, Is Dexter ill
Is Dexter ill today, Mr Kirk, Dexter's in school
I'm afraid he's not, Miss Fishpaw
Dexter's truancy problem is way out of hand
The Baltimore County school board have decided to expel
Dexter from the entire public school system

Oh Mr Kirk, I'm as upset as you to learn of Dexter's truancy
But surely, expulsion is not the answer!
I'm afraid expulsion is the only answer
It's the opinion of the entire staff that Dexter is criminally insane

That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic,
That boy needs therapy, purely psychosomatic
That boy needs therapy
Lie down on the couch! What does that mean?
You're a nut! You're crazy in the coconut!
What does that mean? That boy needs therapy
I'm gonna kill you, that boy needs therapy
Ranagazoo, let's have a tune
Now I'll count three
That, that, that, that, that boy.. boy needs therapy
He was white as a sheet
And he also made false teeth

Avalanches is above, business continues below
Did I ever tell you the story about
Cowboys! M-M-midgets, the Indians and Fron, Frontier Psychiatrist
I... I felt strangely hypnotized
I was in another world, a world of 20.000 girls
And milk! Rectangles, to an optometrist, the man with the golden eyeball
And tighten your buttocks, pour juice on your chin
I promise my girlfriend I'd, the violin, violin, violin ...

Frontier Psychiatrist
Frontier, frontier, frontier, frontier Psychiatrist
Frontier, frontier, frontier, frontier Psychiatrist
Frontier, frontier, frontier, frontier Psychiatrist

That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic
That boy needs therapy, purely psychosomatic
That boy needs therapy
Lie down on the couch, what does that mean?
You're a nut! You're crazy in the coconut!
What does that mean? That boy needs therapy
I'm gonna kill you, that boy needs therapy
Ranagazoo, let's have a tune
Now I'll count three
That, that, that, that, that boy.. boy needs therapy
He was white as a sheet
And he also made false teeth

Frontier Psychiatrist

Can you think of anything that talks, other than a person?
A-a a-a-a-a, a bird? Yeah!
Sometimes a parrot talks
Hello hello hello hello
Ha ha ha ha ha !!!!
Yes, some birds are funny when they talk
Can you think of anything else?
Um, a record, record, record !
Comments (473)add comment
 jtherieau wrote:
On a Wednesday afternoon, it's great! Watch the video.
It's like Monty Python Meets David Lynch.
 
Very accurate description!
No, thanks
On a Wednesday afternoon, it's great! Watch the video.
It's like Monty Python Meets David Lynch.
Firesign Theater, anyone ?     Didn't know they sang!
Awesome set tonight.  
 Grammarcop wrote:
On a Sunday morning? Not a good fit. 

Early afternoon here, highly appreciated and I never heard scratching on RP, love the humor!
With a smile
Wolfgang


On a Sunday morning? Not a good fit. 
So much to love here.
Very subtle. 
  whoever wrote this song needs therapy..  {#Mrgreen}
Superb to hear this classic again on RP.
Made me think of Chinese Man! Awesome!!
I also created an account just to let you know I love this song. I was surprised (in a good way) to find it in your playlist.
It's a creative and funny piece of music that has a great video. It takes your mind off the daily routine and puts a smile on your face. Good choice !
Anything that starts with Divine dialogue is Godlike
Tugging my insides all around on this crazy ride.

YES!

Love it, Bill. 
Finally created an account just to tell you that this song was a GREAT choice! 
Fantastic tune, a work of brilliance.
For those that know :)


different,,,,like,, when you say,,,Boy that burnt toast sure tastes different....


Excellent. Totally needed this today!
arrgh, it's too early in the day for this.
7 -> 8
Please have mercy on us with this song please.
A bit stupid song, isn't it? {#No}
{#Nyah}  {#Doh} 
Giggling ... 
From RJD2 earlier to the Avalanches.. what is up with you guys today... !!!!  Two of my favourite 'Unknown' bands.

It all makes sense when you watch the video — https://youtu.be/U8BWBn26bX0
I really like this - I think it just shouldn't be taken too seriously.. good fun, dynamic and original
Aaand.....there is PSD - Phew, that was a close one!
What's happening here?  I'm so confused.
 scrubbrush wrote:

I think this song is fantastic.


edit: the image below this should be removed. That just ain't right.

 
I agree. (1) The song is a hoot. (2) The image is gross--and even in this context doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense.
 MrRedwood wrote:
Amusing once, maybe twice. But it's a novelty that palls even faster for those of us that don't watch the show. (I'm assuming that this is about that show, Dexter, that I infer, from posts I've seen on the web, is about a homicidal antihero. If not, then I'm even more lost.)
 
Dexter: 2006
This song: 2001

so I'm going with (B) 
 Shesdifferent wrote:
People agree...I'm pretty different...but this? I dont know....

 
What she said.

I think this song is fantastic.


edit: the image below this should be removed. That just ain't right.
I can compare the sound to nothing more aptly than to the roar of some dread monster of the vanished saurian age, when primal horrors roamed the earth, and Valusia's serpent-men laid the foundation-stones of evil magic. To such a roar - but swelled to deafening heights reached by no known organic throat - was this shocking sound akin.
Amusing once, maybe twice. But it's a novelty that palls even faster for those of us that don't watch the show. (I'm assuming that this is about that show, Dexter, that I infer, from posts I've seen on the web, is about a homicidal antihero. If not, then I'm even more lost.)
People agree...I'm pretty different...but this? I dont know....
 MassivRuss wrote:
Bill needs therapy. He's crazy in the coconut.

 
Just enough crazy ! Thanks for these funny moments
And he also made false teeth.
Bill needs therapy. He's crazy in the coconut.
Mercy, please no more.
Very lame....sucko barfo it is..
I love this wacky piece of music :)
Interesting. It reminds me of Big Audio Dynamite from the 80s.
Rap? Rap? I do not think that word means what you think it means.{#Ass}

How about "sample-based novelty"? Novelty numbers are fun from time to time.

Oh and gotta love the wavey ratings distribution on this one.


 DylanBruun wrote:

rap? hip hop maybe but more like sample-based electronic boogie-down funkiness. It remains a fine and creative piece of production whatever your personal preferences are. (I get that it's not for everyone though.) oh, and that video is incredible (thanks Geecheeboy.) The vision and complete buy-in from everyone involved harkens of something Wes Anderson might have created.

 
Right on the money Dylan. The phrase 'creative piece of production' describes it exactly.
I absolutely detest rap.

This, however, is pretty freaking cool!
The inclusion of Avalanches on R.P. makes good sense.  If Beatles in the 60's David Bowie in the 70's and , um, what, (Black Flag?)  in the 80's can all be called 'Rock', the '00s  should have something that is a step forward too.The whole aesthetic of the Avalanches fits with the idea of young person's rock music and with rock being a living thing rather than originalist or revivalist.   Keep it up, Bill!
 hschlossberg wrote:


I agree that rap sucks (and drum & bass sucks too for that matter) but I never even considered that this is AT ALL like rap.  I think of this in the same category of Portishead or Massive Attack or older groups like Enigma or Art of Noise.

 There is a lot that RP plays that sometimes makes me turn to another station (country, hick rock, CCR, Van Morrison, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, etc), but then I appreciate the eclectic mix of RP and so I usually tolerate it for one or two "bad" songs.

 
{#Clap} Good post... Could include Cut Chemist in that list
WHAT THE h**ll &^$?bg$@ flying f**k sweet Lord IS THIS?
{#Drunk}


yuk
There are spooky people in this world.
I swear I no longer know if I like it or don't like it, but it is like a car accident, I....just.....can't....look....away. 
gave me a headache.

would not listen to again.
Well let's hope Bill is getting all the crap out now with greatness to return soon - between this and the lame Muse tune prior, we are DEFINITELY ready to move on!
psd
 idiot_wind wrote:
Gave this piece of rap crap a 1. Wish I could go lower.

Please folks, no rap. It sucks.

 

I agree that rap sucks (and drum & bass sucks too for that matter) but I never even considered that this is AT ALL like rap.  I think of this in the same category of Portishead or Massive Attack or older groups like Enigma or Art of Noise.

 There is a lot that RP plays that sometimes makes me turn to another station (country, hick rock, CCR, Van Morrison, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, etc), but then I appreciate the eclectic mix of RP and so I usually tolerate it for one or two "bad" songs.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

According to whosampled, there are 14 discreet sources for the samples in this song.  Not sure if that's a record, but it's a lot...
 

I guess you've never heard Girl Talk?
 Spiderwoman wrote:
Reminds me of Wax Tailor. Any relation?
 
First came to my mind Pizzicato Five
Reminds me of Wax Tailor. Any relation?
I'll need therapy after listening to this.

Like it :) 
 haljordan wrote:
It's so campy that I can't look away.
 

S'bout right
W*H*A*T?!?!

Had to run over and turn up the volume.

RIGHT ON, BILL!!! 
Brilliant madness!   {#Jump}
Yup, entertaining absurdity and refreshingly different. {#Jump}
 idiot_wind wrote:
Gave this piece of rap crap a 1. Wish I could go lower.

Please folks, no rap. It sucks. Now I switch over to Radioio eclectic. Bye.
 
rap? hip hop maybe but more like sample-based electronic boogie-down funkiness. It remains a fine and creative piece of production whatever your personal preferences are. (I get that it's not for everyone though.) oh, and that video is incredible (thanks Geecheeboy.) The vision and complete buy-in from everyone involved harkens of something Wes Anderson might have created.
Tearing the roof (brains boil), but FUN!

That boy needs therapy...


Not good to hear every day,
but fun enough anyway
just made my Friday
that is some strange shit
i just plugged the computer into the tv and turned on RP
couldn't tell where the audio source was coming from
still not sure 
That boy needs {#Beat}.
At first I thought this was Cut Chemist... NICE!!!! Whacky!!!
Please don't subject me to this again...
fascinating, ingenious whack. 
 govna wrote:
lol how did they find all these snippets?  this just went from a 1 to a 10.
 
According to whosampled, there are 14 discreet sources for the samples in this song.  Not sure if that's a record, but it's a lot...

I like it.
And now for something completely different . . . 

Love this for all the wrong reasons, but it does make me LOL 
That boy needs therapy.
I have this rated as a 3, but every darn time the song comes on, I stop what I am doing, listen and read the comments.....
From Knights of Cydonia into this, what a segue! I'll be donating again.
More Avalanches, PLEASE.

This was the big single but, in my opinion, one of the weakest cuts from a truly great album.
A masterpiece of an album.  Not the best piece on the album but a fantastic one nonetheless.  I'm shocked to hear this on RP.
Oh My Lord. see the video on the Youtubes.  It is almost too much to show my grandchildren. But I LOVE it.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLrnkK2YEcE&ob=av2e
uh...Idiot-Wind? There is no rapping. 
I don't know what this is but I love it. I need therapy. 
An oddie but a goodie
Wow...the YouTube is quite a performance...!
It's so campy that I can't look away.
lol how did they find all these snippets?  this just went from a 1 to a 10.
 Decoy wrote:
this song is best described as a casserole of nonsense.
 
Fine by me. This song is more bananas than Fyffes, more nuts than Planters, more fun than a barrelful of monkeys. Feckin' brilliant! 9 from the Nottingham jury.
Gave this piece of rap crap a 1. Wish I could go lower.

Please folks, no rap. It sucks. Now I switch over to Radioio eclectic. Bye.
I can't even explain why I like this dumb song, but I do. Maybe I need therapy??
 Decoy wrote:
this song is best described as a casserole of nonsense.
 
+1 for this description.

I do have to say the song grew on me by the end.  I'm still reserving my vote, though...

Wednesday Thursday Friday??
Fun!
 cvandoren wrote:

That was absolutely hilarious and amazing.  Thank you for posting the video.  Last time I was this blown away by a video was seeing Christopher Walken in Fat Boy Slim's "Praise You" - about 5 years after everyone else knew about it of course.
 


Walken was in "Weapon of Choice".
Yeahhhhhhh bring on the avalanches :D
so glad to hear them on RP
 clyman99 wrote:
The Avalanches - 'Frontier Psychiatrist'
 
That was absolutely hilarious and amazing.  Thank you for posting the video.  Last time I was this blown away by a video was seeing Christopher Walken in Fat Boy Slim's "Praise You" - about 5 years after everyone else knew about it of course.
 SheRidesABeemer wrote:
Sounds like the Propeller Heads...Fun stuff!
 
Sounds like, perhaps even more so, Citizen King.  Got any of that in your bag Bill?

The Avalanches - 'Frontier Psychiatrist'


 Decoy wrote:
this song is best described as a casserole of nonsense.
 
true...but I still found that I liked it once I made myself give it a chance.


 Decoy wrote:
this song is best described as a casserole of nonsense.
 
I'd like to think of it as a melange of mania, please.

 catsoup wrote:
Awesome nonsense!

But can they play it live? {#Smile}

 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avalanches#Live_performance

Numero nueve. Numero nueve.
LOL!
Gotta appreciate the parrot, though.

 Decoy wrote:
this song is best described as a casserole of nonsense.
 
with a soupcon of {#Eh}

 modemhead wrote:
This little ditty has all the appeal of a monkey with a machine gun. But with less charm and grace.
 
Are you seriously implying that a monkey with a machine gun is UNappealing?!? You need therapy! :p
This little ditty has all the appeal of a monkey with a machine gun. But with less charm and grace.
Haven't head this for ages!!! Video is brilliant - check it out on You Tube
Haha, never expected to hear this one! I love this song, it is so random!
Awesome nonsense!

But can they play it live? {#Smile}

this song is best described as a casserole of nonsense.
I can't believe how many people don't like this song. It's just so loveable!

The album is fantastic as well. (Don't expect songs quite as eclectic as this. The album as a whole is, however.)

Totally an 8 {#Biggrin} 

6 -> 7 'cause it really did take some work to produce this.  And, besides - contextually - it does have some eclectic value here, no?  Wink
Crazy as a coconut, eh ..... wonder what Senor Coconut has to say about this?
I don't ever need to hear this one again thank you.
Groooovy! Trip da Hop!
Sounds like the Propeller Heads...Fun stuff!
This song needs therapy.