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Gomez — Revolutionary Kind
Album: Liquid Skin
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1216









Released: 1999
Length: 4:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Keep on kicking shit, keep running off the rails
Keep on picking the dirt from 'neath your fingernails
'Cause I'm not worried about your state of mind
'Cause you're not the revolutionary kind

Keep on in the jungle with your techno-cality
Keep on lapping up your chemical duty-free
'Cause I'm not worried about your state of mind
'Cause you're not the revolutionary kind

Keep on twisting turning, staring down the sun
Keep on dancing dancing, dance with everyone
You're not the revolutionary kind
You're not the revolutionary kind
You're not the revolutionary kind
You're not the revolutionary kind
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another great album from a great time in my life! 
 lizardking wrote:

Me too, CoJo!  Something about them does seem so casual and effortless...heck how many bands can sing the lyric "you're not the re-vo-lu-tion-a-ry kind" with enunciation of each syllable and still have it sound good?  I think of them sort of like the Gorillaz with much less hip-hop.  And I like the Gorillaz.  LLRP!!


 
Upgraded my 8 rating to 9. Brilliant tune and unique band! Long Live RP!!
Good stuff indeed
 LPCity wrote:
"they say the neon lights are bright on Broadway"
 
Absolutely!
Beautiful...
"they say the neon lights are bright on Broadway"
 coloradojohn wrote:
Love this groovy song! I really dig how this band seems to have so many different styles, and they all seem unique and effortlessly cool

 
Me too, CoJo!  Something about them does seem so casual and effortless...heck how many bands can sing the lyric "you're not the re-vo-lu-tion-a-ry kind" with enunciation of each syllable and still have it sound good?  I think of them sort of like the Gorillaz with much less hip-hop.  And I like the Gorillaz.  LLRP!!


 unclehud wrote:
Lucky me!  I'm wearing headphones!

 
You Barstard!!! {#Notworthy}
Lucky me!  I'm wearing headphones!
Love this groovy song! I really dig how this band seems to have so many different styles, and they all seem unique and effortlessly cool
This song was on the American Beauty soundtrack. I liked it so much, I had to get the whole album. Just love the sound.{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}
I like...nice to hear after a long time. His voice is great{#Cowboy}
nice way to deal w. differences {#Daisy}
Revolutionary
my sub is going crazy right now!

Primal, so very primal. I'm ready to go!


Funky Monkey.... I love it   {#Daisy} {#Kiss}{#Daisy}
 rdo wrote:
 
My favorite Gomez song is from this CD - "Rhythm and Blues Alibi".   I also love "We Haven't Turned Around" and "California" from the same CD.  All 10s (including this one).  The rest of the CD is also very good.  There are only a handful of CDs that have 4 or more songs I'd rate 10.  This is their best CD.

 
I would say "California" is my favourite from this album, and this is my favourite Gomez album. When I saw them something like 5 or 7 years ago, I really hoped they'd play "California" but didn't hope too hard as it's old, long, and not exactly radio-friendly.

They opened the bleeding show with it!

And I had this song at a 9. What was wrong with me?
Shock and awe.
One of their revolutionary songs. Gotta love their music,true music,love and inspiration... Gomez -they are your friends....

"This guy's voice is as boring as whale s**t... "


 carlos65 wrote:
After the ferry has crossed the mersey does it end up 'on broadway'? Or are my ears just iffy.

 
Don't quite hear the Mersey connection myself, but yes a bit of "On Broadway"...Loved George Benson's version. 
 deepwoodskev wrote:
Amazing live.

 
......... agree - outstanding live  worthy of a 9
After the ferry has crossed the mersey does it end up 'on broadway'? Or are my ears just iffy.
 lootunes wrote:
My favorite Gomez song off my favorite Gomez album.  And I have them all...

Very necessary this afternoon, thanks!

  
My favorite Gomez song is from this CD - "Rhythm and Blues Alibi".   I also love "We Haven't Turned Around" and "California" from the same CD.  All 10s (including this one).  The rest of the CD is also very good.  There are only a handful of CDs that have 4 or more songs I'd rate 10.  This is their best CD.
This following Made of Stone, man, the goosebumps just won't stop!

Love that little chord progression they use twice in here, so smacks of the 70's!
 haresfur wrote:

There should be a term for tuning into Radio Paradise right after a tune you really like.  "Paradise Lost"?


 
Paradissed?
 
Amazing live.
 dolfan wrote:
Did I hear some sampling of a riff from "Octopus's Garden"?
 


The beginning actually reminded me of Ferry Cross The Mersey.
Bought this CD 11 years ago...Still gets plenty of play
I like this.  The melody line reminds me of  how Michael Jackson's " The way You Make me Feel  "  would sound if it was brought down to a near acoustic  place.
the revolution continues...looks like the rain cleared up.  7 to an 8.  I like it...
My favorite Gomez song off my favorite Gomez album.  And I have them all...

Very necessary this afternoon, thanks!
 haresfur wrote:

There should be a term for tuning into Radio Paradise right after a tune you really like.  "Paradise Lost"?

 
{#Lol}

Did I hear some sampling of a riff from "Octopus's Garden"?
 kysmet wrote:
damn, missed it!
 
There should be a term for tuning into Radio Paradise right after a tune you really like.  "Paradise Lost"?

Perhaps my favorite Gomez tune, though I have a lot of them... Great stuff. 
damn, missed it!
groove {#Drummer}
Gomez comes through again. {#Music}
These guys have such a cool, unique instrumental style and an amazing variety to their compositions.  In addition, of course, to their eclectic vocal styles, too.

This song is freeing. I love it.
Nice!
Love this track, great!
Much to the dismay of my co workers, this is one of the songs that I am absolutely mandated to sing along with!{#Lol}
 ewest02 wrote:
Huh. Gomez? At first I thought I was hearing a song by Tim Buckley. ...similar vocal style - je pense.
  {#Eh} Okay, maybe a little on that first bar . . . I always think of the guys in Gomez as having very individually distinctive voices, which is one of the reasons I like them. You must be doing something right if you're sounding like a Buckley!

AAHHH... before the fame. The good old days.
I can see they're trying very hard but it's not hitting the spot for me.
Yep yep!!{#Bananajam}
Love this track.  The middle part is outta sight.
The voice here is quite reminiscent of Jeff Buckley.
 Darlington wrote:
 i4niblind wrote:
gomez is (was) an amazing band.  The new stuff hasn't grown on me, "In Our Gun" and every album before that was outstanding.  As with almost every truly great album, they should be listened to in their entirety.  Glad to hear this song today though.  Thanks again Bill!

I thought How We Operate was very close to the high standard of the early stuff (Split the Difference wasn't).
 
Naw, thats becasue Bill played the dog out of that album.
Judging by the charts it took four albums before the US took notice, by then they had vaned back in the Old country.
{#Bounce}
Easily my favorite Gomez tune.  Love the spacey dub-ish centerpiece!  8
Not my favourite Gomez track.  Could be my mood...
I saw them recently in Birmingham, Ala., at Workplay Theatre and these guys are arguably some of the best musicians around.  Ben Ottewell sings this song but Ian Ball & Tom Gray sing equally as much without losing anything, just a change of styles.  One of the few bands that sound as good live as they do recorded.  Amazing.
This is Gomez at their coolest. Miss this stuff!!
GOMEZ is Kool!
This is much better.  I like this vibe.
 i4niblind wrote:
gomez is (was) an amazing band.  The new stuff hasn't grown on me, "In Our Gun" and every album before that was outstanding.  As with almost every truly great album, they should be listened to in their entirety.  Glad to hear this song today though.  Thanks again Bill!
 

I thought How We Operate was very close to the high standard of the early stuff (Split the Difference wasn't).
gomez is (was) an amazing band.  The new stuff hasn't grown on me, "In Our Gun" and every album before that was outstanding.  As with almost every truly great album, they should be listened to in their entirety.  Glad to hear this song today though.  Thanks again Bill!
{#Daisy}{#Daisy}{#Daisy} love this song!!!

 Huey wrote:
Yes a great song...but as far as I'm concerned the rest of the CD just isn't up to this standard
 
Oh, you are so wrong. This whole CD is awesome.

I love Gomez and this might be my very favorite Gomez song. It has it all. Listen to the CD on a really good stereo system sometime and you can hear a lot of rich sounds, incredible texture.
joshfm wrote:
Curry. Hmm, seems like curry only has one flavor, that is curry.
Er..no. There's green curry, red curry, yellow curry, mild curry, hot curry, volcanic curry, vindaloo, garam masala... there's all kinds of things that are called "curry", and they can be *verrry* different!
joshfm "Curry. Hmm, seems like curry only has one flavor, that is curry." That's what I was thinkin' Joshfm. I found Gomez here at RP. THANKS! I really enjoy their music.
aaehr wrote:
this is like a curry...so many different flavors.
Like curry because it burns the ears?
Huh. Gomez? At first I thought I was hearing a song by Tim Buckley. ...similar vocal style - je pense.
Gotta get this cd, too. S-I-G-H
Roverfish wrote:
Gomez, who at times have sported no fewer than 3 lead vocalists, is most definitely a curry of the highest order. Most excellent tune.
Gotta agree, both musically and in the epicurean sense as well. Try the dishes in Sri Lanka vs. India..."Ring of Fire" to say the least... Gomez, I like them, but playing deeply into "How We Operate" they seem to become poppier as the disc progresses, I like the less-commercially oriented songs...this one qualifies
joshfm wrote:
Curry. Hmm, seems like curry only has one flavor, that is curry.
Nay. As wikipedia puts it:
Curry (from Tamil: கறி) is the English description of any of a general variety of spicy dishes, best-known in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Nepali, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Chinese and other South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines
Gomez, who at times have sported no fewer than 3 lead vocalists, is most definitely a curry of the highest order. Most excellent tune.
how long has this band been around? i'm constantly grateful that i stumbled into the shady oasis of RP. my new radio, bill, is a genius. thanks again.
joshfm wrote:
Curry. Hmm, seems like curry only has one flavor, that is curry.
Therein lies the confusion of curry...and hence, that's what makes it sooo fun!!
aaehr wrote:
this is like a curry...so many different flavors.
Curry. Hmm, seems like curry only has one flavor, that is curry.
this is like a curry...so many different flavors.
Yes a great song...but as far as I\'m concerned the rest of the CD just isn\'t up to this standard
ummmmmmmmmmmm........... AWESOME :clap:
Death_to_Clear_Channel wrote:
Both of the lead singer's voices are so much easier on the ears than the fingers-on-chalkboard sound of Young (and his buddy Bob Zimmerman).
But which guy sings this song? Love his voice.
Ja300Mes wrote:
I loved this song the first time I heard it (here, of course!) Bill - do us a favor one day please and segue "Ferry Cross The Mersey" after this one - can't you just hear the opening lyrics of that song in the first few bars of guitar in this one...
Very good segue idea!
I loved this song the first time I heard it (here, of course!) Bill - do us a favor one day please and segue "Ferry Cross The Mersey" after this one - can't you just hear the opening lyrics of that song in the first few bars of guitar in this one...
nightowl wrote:
Glad to hear this song is back in rotation... I have missed it so.
Ditto that! :good-vibes:
Fantastic...I just love this number..
Glad to hear this song is back in rotation... I have missed it so.
Oh dear ... I'm really liking this song ... does that mean I'll HAVE to get this Gomez cd too?? Damn RadioParadise, can't have anything nice ... no wait, I mean: Bless RadioParadise, GOT TO have so many things GREAT!
what a great song. I caught 'em live a few years back and this song was performed in a completely different way. I almost didn't recognize it. The middle tripped out jam was extended to like 10 minutes or so which made it very choice.
fuh2 wrote:
I particularly like the middle part when it goes into the loopy spiraling sound.
what a perfect way to describe it... :jump:
flandersdog wrote:
another band I really dig and likely wouldn't have heard but for RP...how is that? I mean, it's not like I've been living in cave for the past several years...anyhow, good stuff and thanks again to RP for expanding my musical horizons.
Ditto for me! I love Gomez!!
I usually really dig Gomez but this one just isnt doing it for me...
In Austin next month for ACL fest and at La Zona Rosa with Guster...
Death_to_Clear_Channel wrote:
... Both of the lead singer's voices are so much easier on the ears than the fingers-on-chalkboard sound of Young (and his buddy Bob Zimmerman)...
Actually, Gomez has three lead singers.
I particularly like the middle part when it goes into the loopy spiraling sound. Crank the DBs.
Death_to_Clear_Channel wrote:
This is a fantastic Gomez track. A melodic journey that builds into a mini accoustic guitar climax that leaves you wanting a cigarette afterward.
Well, I don't smoke, so I'll settle for a drink. :drunk: Saw them live years ago. They played this great track as an encore. A real fan favourite, and with good reason.
drover wrote:
Sounds to me like Neil Young with a nice backbeat.
Sorry Drover, but that's an insult to Gomez. Both of the lead singer's voices are so much easier on the ears than the fingers-on-chalkboard sound of Young (and his buddy Bob Zimmerman). This is a fantastic Gomez track. A melodic journey that builds into a mini accoustic guitar climax that leaves you wanting a cigarette afterward.
another band I really dig and likely wouldn't have heard but for RP...how is that? I mean, it's not like I've been living in cave for the past several years...anyhow, good stuff and thanks again to RP for expanding my musical horizons.
This is the Gomez I know and love. Diverse as always.
Great song - incredible band!! They put on a great live show.
this band is so freaking good.....
Sounds to me like Neil Young with a nice backbeat.
Gomez is a fantastic band. Get to know them before you judge...or not and keep biting. ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
lame
I just saw them last night in Madison, too! I got a bottle of the bassist's personal stash of Beck's for yelling "Fuck Bush!" when they got political. I was loving life. They're an awesome band and they should get more recognition.
just saw these guys last night at a small club in madison. holy crap are they good live.
8)
stubbsz wrote:
Indeed. Don't you just hate the one liner boys. Lame, Crap. Whatever, just vote if that's all you got. -Adrian
Agreed, though it is funny when joe1 submits his typos and declares that a particular song is "carp"!!
phineas wrote:
ArbiterOfBadTaste
Indeed. Don't you just hate the one liner boys. Lame, Crap. Whatever, just vote if that's all you got. -Adrian
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
lame
ArbiterOfBadTaste
One of my favorite Gomez cuts - thanks! :cheers:
lame
DREAMY
Great musical composition!
Gomez are amazing. This song is amazing. Radio Paradise is also amazing. :clap:
Originally Posted by mperry: maybe you're sto-gry.
Or angric. Yeah, Gomez can make good music in a variety of rock sub-genres. That said, this is about the best tune on this album. Their latest album, In Our Gun, is pretty impressive though.
great! more left protest crap! :lol: :evil: edited by lbrc at 9:59 am on 4/25/2003
As a recording engineer, I LOVE the sound of this... great stereo ear candy, plus a fun, up to date and eclectic vibe... NICE!
Originally Posted by MsfStl: Sounds like bubble-gum folk/protest. Give me something with some spice! I'm angry, not stoic.(pimp)
maybe you're sto-gry. I really dig this. Quite likable, in fact.;) Gomez keeps putting out really good music. :bounce:
Sounds like bubble-gum folk/protest. Give me something with some spice! I\'m angry, not stoic.(pimp)
yeah, boring stuff...
ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz....... :oops:
You can kind of hum \"On Broadway\" along with this. At least part way thru. :p