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Bryan Ferry — Goin' Down
Album: Frantic
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 682









Released: 2002
Length: 2:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm goin' down
down down down
I'm going down
Down down down
I've got my big feet on the ground
I'm goin' down
down down down
I'm goin' down
going back underground
oh let me down without a sound
I'm going down down down down
I'm going down down down down down
you gonna miss me when I'm gone
oh again, all my tears are gone
I'm goin' down
down down down
I'm goin' down
down down down
you're gonna miss me after all
at midnight, when all your tears are gone
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 Cynaera wrote:
I'm going nuts trying to remember where I first heard this song - it was by Jeff Beck, and I think he had Cozy Powell on drums, and the vocal was... Oh, damn - I can HEAR it, but I can't identify it! Help? (Ronnie Dio?) I know it'll come to me at about two ayem and I'll sit up in bed and yell the name out... (I guess this makes me a pretty scary person.)

Um, my point was that Bryan Ferry should never have attempted this powerhouse.  And I'll shut up now.
 
Another classic from our dearly departed and never to be forgotten RP friend.  RIP Anne 😥
 boober wrote:
BF doesn't do the blues very well......a 3
 
'In Every Dream Home a Heartache' says you're wrong.
Chill...
Image result for sick on piano
My rating is going down... can't grasp the appeal right now.
I'll give it some time :)
 primm wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! yet another version the don nix classic
 
Agree.  This one's pretty good.
wonderfully cool and understated - :-))
It gets a nine from me but on reflection half of that score really goes to RP for playing it.  Lounge lizard Ferry is the apparent antithesis of "Going Down".  So 4.5 to Ferry and 4.5 to RP.
This song holds a special significance for those of us who like to play bridge.
Briyan Ferry - Old but not Cold{#Bananajam}
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! yet another version the don nix classic
Another version, at the opposite end of the spectrum:

Jeff Beck/ Beth Hart/Tal Wilkenfeld - bass / Lizzie Ball - violin/ Jonathan Joseph - drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVc4RSjnb00

Bryan is sounding very enervated of late.  
Bryan Ferry represents a clear, cool departure from the everyday world of groovy "Rock-n'-Roll-It's-Got-A-Good-Beat-And-You-Can-Dance-To-It- Mister-Clark-I'll-Give-It-A-95" standard bullsh*t. You have to watch out as he pitches the curve-ball/curve-ball/SINKER! Unique musician; perhaps an acquired taste  I can see from the comments. Tjhe first time I nheard thie, I'd NEVER IMAGINED that someone had covered this, one of our truly favorite songs. It quite blew me away. 
 88 wrote:
I love Brian Ferry but this is not my favaorite.
 
You should try it with a nice chianti...{#Tongue}


I love Brian Ferry but this is not my favaorite.
Musically this is pretty nice, the vocals though sound like he is mailing it in or on 'ludes..  Take your pick.
 boober wrote:
BF doesn't do the blues very well......a 3
 
He sure doesn't. He should stick to yuppie rock and questionable militaristic dress fetishes. Nice backing, but his voice is entirely unconvincing.

LOVE a few cuts from this effort - especially Cruel - unfortunately this is not one of them
What would Freddie King say?
Why is his head lying on the sidewalk?
 
 Cynaera wrote:
I'm going nuts trying to remember where I first heard this song - it was by Jeff Beck, and I think he had Cozy Powell on drums, and the vocal was... Oh, damn - I can HEAR it, but I can't identify it! Help? (Ronnie Dio?) I know it'll come to me at about two ayem and I'll sit up in bed and yell the name out... (I guess this makes me a pretty scary person.)

Um, my point was that Bryan Ferry should never have attempted this powerhouse.  And I'll shut up now.
 
Jeff Beck Group (1972) with Bobby Tench on vocals.

Bobby Tench see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Beck_Group_%28album%29

 
Cynaera wrote:
I'm going nuts trying to remember where I first heard this song - it was by Jeff Beck, and I think he had Cozy Powell on drums, and the vocal was... Oh, damn - I can HEAR it, but I can't identify it! Help? (Ronnie Dio?) I know it'll come to me at about two ayem and I'll sit up in bed and yell the name out... (I guess this makes me a pretty scary person.)

Um, my point was that Bryan Ferry should never have attempted this powerhouse.  And I'll shut up now.
 


BF doesn't do the blues very well......a 3
I'm going nuts trying to remember where I first heard this song - it was by Jeff Beck, and I think he had Cozy Powell on drums, and the vocal was... Oh, damn - I can HEAR it, but I can't identify it! Help? (Ronnie Dio?) I know it'll come to me at about two ayem and I'll sit up in bed and yell the name out... (I guess this makes me a pretty scary person.)

Um, my point was that Bryan Ferry should never have attempted this powerhouse.  And I'll shut up now.
Sorry my friends but this I think is a bad cover. I just say Don Nix, rock on all of you.
You know, I'm used to Beck and Cale's version of this, so initially I'm thinking blech!
But Ferry's smoothness connotes something a little different than the others. 
This isn't working.
Stick with the JJ Cale version!

Like Bryan but not this choice of song.
That's a good point.

djengs wrote:
Just can't buy it. Doesn't sound like he knows where down is, nor what he we would do when he got there. Kind of begs the Dirty Harry comment, "A man's gotta know his limitations"



Hm, I kinda like this streamlined version of BF.
He's cool...even when he is going down.
Just can't buy it. Doesn't sound like he knows where down is, nor what he we would do when he got there. Kind of begs the Dirty Harry comment, "A man's gotta know his limitations"
I love Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry but NOT THIS! Try some early Roxy, like Mother of Pearl.
I like Bryan as a covers artist.  His Dylan covers work far better than you'd think.  Seen him live a couple of times & he's a great show.
 vit wrote:
Not even close.
 
I totally concur. Some things BF hits out of the park. This is a complete strike-out, as when he showed up at Clapton's in pursuit of Jerry Hall. (She was already being, uh, pursued by Jagger's dagger.)

Does anyone else hear a Mark Knofler sound with the guitar?
Some nice guitar work, but where is it he's going again?  Oh yeah - down. 
Not even close.
me like :cowboy:
wmstadler wrote:
How dare he butcher a classic Albert King tune. Or was it a Freddie King tune? I don't remember - I frequently get those Kings mixed up.
< Yeah and I get those Kings mixed up with the Kingks: you know, Ray and the lads.
nalle wrote:
Have you asked Don Nix?
Exactly!
Play Virginia Plain or something like that.
Please play the Freddie King version, not this piece of shit!
Love Ferry and Roxy Music but this is nothing special. I second the call for more old Roxy Music.
I agree. This song ruins the vibe of the previous two: Turn On Your Lovelight-->Feelin' Alright. Ashame. The acid reflux is bubbling up in my throat. A sure sign of impending vomitting.
junebaby65 wrote:
I love Bryan Ferry. How about more old Roxy Music here in RP? This is an intersting choice...It's okay...nothing like the original though
yeah this version is breathtaking :hand: at least don't make him follow Joe Cocker and Bobby Bland, that's a set-up for failure Bill... Roxy Music!
Oh my god this is so painfully bad even my feelings are getting hurt listening to this.
Better than Brittany Spears, so at least a 2.
Well this sucks.
Bryan Ferry cannot do blues.
Yech, this is not so hot. Albert and Hound Dog are turning over in their graves. Of course, I've not ever liked Bryan Ferry, so I be predisposed towards giving this cut a "two".
WTF was Bryan thinking? Did someone have a gun to his head? The horror.
Yeah, like how the Byrds butcher Dylan tunes, such a travesty. wmstadler wrote:
How dare he butcher a classic Albert King tune. Or was it a Freddie King tune? I don't remember - I frequently get those Kings mixed up.
Mugro wrote:
Glad I missed this one today.
Wish I had :rolleyes:
wmstadler wrote:
How dare he butcher a classic Albert King tune. Or was it a Freddie King tune? I don't remember - I frequently get those Kings mixed up.
Have you asked Don Nix?
Glad I missed this one today.
This being a kiddie-friendly 'family' radio station, I forebear to say what the lyrics of this beastie make me think of :twisted:
jts11 wrote:
What the heck is this????????
... what the heck is this: Gender: Not Specified? :wink: come on out!
Ia agree 100% pomally, its just disapointing to hear this song and have it not be Jeff Beck.
What the heck is this????????
Sorry, Jeff Beck owns this song.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Appropriate song for Valentine's Day :wink:
I was just thinking, "that's what I'll be doing tonight."
Appropriate song for Valentine's Day :wink:
BB? Ben E? Billy Jean? Don? The King Family? wmstadler wrote:
How dare he butcher a classic Albert King tune. Or was it a Freddie King tune? I don't remember - I frequently get those Kings mixed up.
wmstadler wrote:
How dare he butcher a classic Albert King tune. Or was it a Freddie King tune? I don't remember - I frequently get those Kings mixed up.
Freddie
wmstadler wrote:
How dare he butcher a classic Albert King tune. Or was it a Freddie King tune? I don't remember - I frequently get those Kings mixed up.
Burger
eman wrote:
Yeah, well...Love BF but can't touch Jeff Beck's version...pah-leez...
Saw Jeff two nights ago and his encore was Going Down followed by a cool version of. Somewhere Over the Rainbow, he ripped the Chicago Theater apart.
I love Bryan Ferry. How about more old Roxy Music here in RP? This is an intersting choice...It's okay...nothing like the original though
How dare he butcher a classic Albert King tune. Or was it a Freddie King tune? I don't remember - I frequently get those Kings mixed up.
Roverfish wrote:
Yeah, he could get away with it...once. After which they'd promptly beat the living crap out of him, and tell him to come back when he's sold his soul.
Are you sure they'd tell him to come back?
I second the motion of the song title...lowering this one to a 2. Utterly boring.
Yeah, well...Love BF but can't touch Jeff Beck's version...pah-leez...
Great song. Great set.
Maybe I'm biased by the below avarage stuffe played in the two hours leading to this song, but I'm really surprised by the low avarage rating of this very very nice song. I add an 8.
Simon Cowell would rip Ferry a new one on his "song choice."
I like Ferry, and I like this song done by JJ Cale. I dont particularly like this song done by Mr Ferry. :no:
This razor-blade song was not meant for Sir Ferry, Beck blazes, Sir Ferry's Avalon is divine...nice P.M. 801 guitar licks though!
Great song! BUT: Do you know the G3-Version? That hits you from the ofice chair! :eyes:
ChardRemains wrote:
Yeah how about the Jeff Beck version.... He's a lot less likely to get beat up behind the roadhouse. If we're going to listen to Bryan Ferry covers, how about Hard Rain's Gonna Fall?
Nothin'n wrong with this, but now that you mention it....the intensity of the Jeff Beck version peals the paint off the walls. And this place could use some new paint....
Roverfish wrote:
This song still does even less for me than it did the next time. ;-)
Yeah how about the Jeff Beck version.... He's a lot less likely to get beat up behind the roadhouse. If we're going to listen to Bryan Ferry covers, how about Hard Rain's Gonna Fall?
I really like most BF I hear, but his interp of this Don Nix chestnut didn't seem to work.. for me anyway.
I love Bryan Ferry, and mostly his older stuff, but this is great nonetheless!! Thanks!! ~Helene VIVA "Frantic"
snarf wrote:
Even slickboys get the blues. Imagine him singing this in a roadhouse down in Mississipi.
Yeah, he could get away with it...once. After which they'd promptly beat the living crap out of him, and tell him to come back when he's sold his soul. This song still does even less for me than it did the next time. ;-)
crankypage wrote:
Yep, it's been covered by a lot of bands. A southern-fried classic. Beck's version is on the "orange" album, and it's great. I like the Jeff Beck version better than this Bryan Ferry one. As Beck himself would say, it's "just an excuse for being flash on guitar" and he certainly is on that track. It was last played on RP in 2002... time for a request?
I agree!!! Please play the Jeff Beck version.. purdy pleez?
He sounds like he catched a cold, but (if so) it only seems to do (more) justice to the song. I like the way they keep from overdoing it.
gregorbill wrote:
Beck may have covered it, but it's a Don Nix song.
Yep, it's been covered by a lot of bands. A southern-fried classic. Beck's version is on the "orange" album, and it's great. I like the Jeff Beck version better than this Bryan Ferry one. As Beck himself would say, it's "just an excuse for being flash on guitar" and he certainly is on that track. It was last played on RP in 2002... time for a request?
Patrick wrote:
Too short. Stopped when the groove was just starting.
You are kidding....right? :frustrated: :puke:
Mugro wrote:
:puke: I like Bryan Ferry, but this is hard to take. NEXT!!!
going down- frome a 5 to a 3 on the scale.
Too short. Stopped when the groove was just starting.
Thanks for the correction! Didn't know that.
jberko wrote:
This was originally a Jeff Beck song from 1971.
Beck may have covered it, but it's a Don Nix song.
When I first heard this version last year on RP I immediately bought the CD. When I play it for friends they freak out and do the same! Love it!!!
This was originally a Jeff Beck song from 1971.
flatiron wrote:
Is this a cover of the Monkees' song? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
or an ELO song???? or I know Tom Waits did a song with the chorus of "going down, down, down" also. but Is that what this noise is? Help I am confused
snarf wrote:
Even slickboys get the blues. Imagine him singing this in a roadhouse down in Mississipi.
Can't imagine that they'd allow this in a Mississippi roadhouse.
Sorry Brian, you've gone down with this one! The good thing about this song, is that everything that comes before and comes after this song sound better in comparison!
:puke: I like Bryan Ferry, but this is hard to take. NEXT!!!
snarf wrote:
Even slickboys get the blues. Imagine him singing this in a roadhouse down in Mississipi.
Mississipi, or Avalon... ;-)
flatiron wrote:
Is this a cover of the Monkees' song? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Ferry's solo work never turned me on......
I still like Jeff Beck's cover the best, but Ferry's is good too--it is the understated complement to Beck's driving version. As to the album, Frantic, nothing Ferry does really fits that description, but it is slightly livelier than his typical croon. It also grows on you with repeated listenings; at first I was not thrilled with the Dylan covers, I have changed my tune completely.
drH wrote:
what the hell is Bryan Ferry doin' singin' da Blues?
Even slickboys get the blues. Imagine him singing this in a roadhouse down in Mississipi.
what the hell is Bryan Ferry doin' singin' da Blues?
I don't think anyone has yet to out perform Freddie King. I sure wished he had lived a bit longer. I think he died at the age of 36? Year 1976? Freddie King! Long live Freddie King! One serious (Texas) blues master for those who have not heard of him. Goin' down!
Jeff Beck does a fine version of this, too.
Gregorama wrote:
Loved this song & bought the album. Bummed out. The merit of covering It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Don't Think Twice It's All Right & Goodnight, Irene--was lost on me. It seemed a little lower that what I expected from Mr. Ferry. Was hoping it would be as good as Boys & Girls or Mamouna. I hope others like it. I thought it wasn't up to his potential. Would rather hear him sing his own excellent material. I don't get it... :ask:
Completly agree with that. I'd throw about 80 percent of the songs on that album and send BF back to the studios...
Loved this song & bought the album. Bummed out. The merit of covering It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Don't Think Twice It's All Right & Goodnight, Irene--was lost on me. It seemed a little lower that what I expected from Mr. Ferry. Was hoping it would be as good as Boys & Girls or Mamouna. I hope others like it. I thought it wasn't up to his potential. Would rather hear him sing his own excellent material. I don't get it... :ask:
BF can still be groovy..if only Roxy Music could get back together !!
Originally Posted by Tom_L: For contrast, play the Stevie Vai/Joe Satriani/Eric Johnson version.
or even the Masters of Reality version!!
Good musicians backing a soul-less vocal (I know, that's the definition of Bryan Ferry)...it just doesn't have any bite. Sorry. :yawn:
Groove god. Bow to him. :notworthy:
Cool cover. The first version was recorded by Freddie King and produced by Nix for Leon Russell\'s Shelter label.
Love it....clap clap clap. Music this morning has been extrodinarily great!
Is this a cover of the Monkees\' song? :roll: :roll:
Originally Posted by fatport: My research says that Don Nix wrote the song.
Really? I thought it was a Jimmy Reed tune. In any event, this has got to be one of the most vanilla versions I've ever heard. He'd get booed off the stage of any bar I ever spent a Friday night in.......
Of the many versions of this song, this one rates near the very bottom. Feh!
like the song- - -like the CD - -covers Dylan pretty well on it. :clap:
My research says that Don Nix wrote the song. My favorite is the Jeff Beck version.
Nobody does this song like Freddy King.
For contrast, play the Stevie Vai/Joe Satriani/Eric Johnson version.