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Hooverphonic — Battersea
Album: Blue Wonder Power Milk
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:44
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Battersea how it is
It's over forget
Memories full of chocolate
I've got to get over it forget
Your world is different than mine
I've got to get over I've got to forget
And "sgurd" is the one I don't like
I'm afraid of him I've got to forget

Knocking on the blue water
It's over forget
Praline and chocolate ice
Got to get over, forget
Your world doesn't match with mine
I've got to get over I've got to forget
And "sgurd" rules your friend's life
I'm afraid of him I've got to forget
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Seasons Greetings to all RP listeners..Bill & Rebecca too!

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Must admit I prefer the Hooverphonic with orchestra version, but it is interesting to hear the original, too.
This is such a great song with a purpose! No one can accuse Battersea of "noodling around." The driving beat and vital melody just FEEL important. Such gravitas!
The blue colored photograph on the cover is the interior of the Atomium
in Brussels. This landmark building, originally constructed for the 1958
Brussels World's Fair, is one of the most visited tourist attractions
in Belgium.
BROCK WILD

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 nishkanur wrote:
WoW WoW
 

WoW? You mean like


WoW WoW
fun to see that my own country can fall in the "world/etc" category elsewhere
Perfect transition! Sia Brethe Me --> this song
A common thing you'll hear around our kitchen during the holidays, "I made the batter, see?"
I've always liked this song; though I'm not quite sure why, other than certain memories of the first time I heard it.  I like the ethereal quality and drum machines generally don't bother me either.  It's apparently not for everybody though.


that was downright painful.
UltraNurd wrote:
I'm a sucker for string parts in electronica.

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 neckbone wrote:
I'm a fan of the series, and I have the soundtrack. When I first heard this Hooverphonic track on RP, my first thought was "Wow, this sounds just like that Ghost in the Shell track." A quick google search revealed that it was the other way around. It is disappointing, but I still like her music.
 
Even with that, I still think the RP audience deserves to hear Kanno's Inner Universe and Tank! back to back. :-)
wasn't this in the last scenes of "The Wire"?
Frater_Kork wrote:
Funny you should mention it. Anime OST composer Yoko Kanno lifted this track almost in its entirety and added it to the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex soundtrack. Can't say the series is particularily Cheesy though. Its stuffed with great action and a complex plot. But I am pretty disapointed that she did not present the original creators of the work. /edit/ Funny that someone else thought of writing an almost identical response. ;)
I'm a fan of the series, and I have the soundtrack. When I first heard this Hooverphonic track on RP, my first thought was "Wow, this sounds just like that Ghost in the Shell track." A quick google search revealed that it was the other way around. It is disappointing, but I still like her music.
mintmoose wrote:
Anyone else get the image of some cheesy Anime Character spinning in a field with wind blowing through their purple hair? :eek:
Funny you should mention it. Anime OST composer Yoko Kanno lifted this track almost in its entirety and added it to the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex soundtrack. Can't say the series is particularily Cheesy though. Its stuffed with great action and a complex plot. But I am pretty disapointed that she did not present the original creators of the work. /edit/ Funny that someone else thought of writing an almost identical response. ;)
mintmoose wrote:
Anyone else get the image of some cheesy Anime Character spinning in a field with wind blowing through their purple hair? :eek:
Funny you should mention that. This song has been plagiarized by an anime composer named Yoko Kanno. Google battersea yoko kanno for details.
I enjoy this band..so different..surreal
mintmoose wrote:
Anyone else get the image of some cheesy Anime Character spinning in a field with wind blowing through their purple hair? :eek:
not until you said that funny :-)
Is very nice!
Yes I totally do...too funny mintmoose wrote:
Anyone else get the image of some cheesy Anime Character spinning in a field with wind blowing through their purple hair? :eek:
Anyone else get the image of some cheesy Anime Character spinning in a field with wind blowing through their purple hair? :eek:
52weekends wrote:
did this band usto be called "Hoover" and have a song entitled 2wicky? or was that someone else?
cayenne wrote:
This band did have a song called 2wicky, but they were still called Hooverphonic. Here's the album.(click here)
When 2wicky and the album a new stereophonic sound spectacular were originally released (96/97), the band was still called Hoover. Later they had to change their name for legal reasons. They then named themselves after the imaginary sound recording system they used for the first album (see bottom of original cover).
Yeah, ya know, I'd really like it if it weren't for some of the casio sounding drum machine bits.
...has anybody else had issues getting this CD to mount in certain players?..
Trying to imagine hearing this with a living, breathing drummer.... not happening; wish it would.
s'Not bad.
I'm a sucker for string parts in electronica.
52weekends wrote:
did this band usto be called "Hoover" and have a song entitled 2wicky? or was that someone else?
This band did have a song called 2wicky, but they were still called Hooverphonic. Here's the album.(click here)
hooverphonic suck barfo to 10, easy :good-vibes:
First thoughts on seeing the title: Mmm, batter....
I have to admit this rates highly on my snooze-ometer sometimes strings and electronics work sometimes they just don't like this for example
did this band usto be called "Hoover" and have a song entitled 2wicky? or was that someone else?
not sure I'm diggin the adagio for strings sampling here
Baby_M wrote:
There's a bunch of interesting elements here which could be something amazing if combined in just the right way. However . . . this just doesn't quite hang together.
I agree. I like Hooverphonic, but the vocals on this one just aren't meshing with everything else. It's almost like she's a little flat? Maybe it will grow on me.
kazoo wrote:
I think the background strings are from Henryk Gorecki's Symphony #3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Well worth a listen if you're into sorrowful classical music.
Try Dawn Upshaw's performance of Gorecki music: (click here) If you are the least bit human it will rip your heart out.
such a good song! thanks bill! steven
dogdokken wrote:
2 Hooverphonic songs in the past 4 hours, isn't that 2 Hooverphonic songs over quota?
No its not enough Hooverphonic. Keep them coming, bill.
2 Hooverphonic songs in one day...that's okay with me.
Am I the only one picking up traces of Gost in the Shell S.A.C by Yoko Kanno here?
Coma inducing.
deepwoodskev wrote:
Weren't those strings also used in the movie "Platoon?"
...or a million other movies?
2 Hooverphonic songs in the past 4 hours, isn't that 2 Hooverphonic songs over quota?
colt4x5 wrote:
an alternative: lamb. louise rhodes vocals, Andrew Barlow drums & bass ... their tune Gorecki isn't borrowed from the Polish genius, but is inspired by him. That track and several others on their self-titled and only disc are very satisfying.
Yeah, Lamb were the best of the "trip-hop" wave in the mid-90s.
Weren't those strings also used in the movie "Platoon?"
curious_cat wrote:
i dunno...somehow it's like eating creme bruleé topped with potato chips, and then washed down with lemon cola... :eh:
Huh? How did you know I had that for dinner yesterday?
Yes, Bill, probably, Moloko in the Milk Bar
curious_cat wrote:
i dunno...somehow it's like eating creme bruleé topped with potato chips, and then washed down with lemon cola... :eh:
Couldn't agree more. Typical formula, throw in as much crap as you can and pretend you're "progressive" or "trendy" or whatever adjective you'd like to use. It's a bit like inbreeding, all you get is retarded children.
i dunno...somehow it's like eating creme bruleé topped with potato chips, and then washed down with lemon cola... :eh:
Sounds like someone audtioning for the movie "Drum Line", chill dude. Have a shot of Jagermiester.
:drummer: Somebody should tell the drummer that this is NOT Zapppa's "Black Page Drum Solo". Jeez dude, lay back and find the groove.
Derecho wrote:
I hear a Cher song in there. Mega-yawn. :yawn:
Cher, hah? My first thought was that they were playing something from Madonna's new "dance" album. Either way, not one of my favorites.
This is a surprisingly good break-up song. "Your world is different than mine..."
Great song! The whole album is worth a listen.
catmaven wrote:
This boring high whine with a nontune and incomprehensible lyrics that goes nowhere is the worst thing I have heard so far from a band whose Magnificent Tree had such catchy and original cuts. :wink: :ask: :music: :-k :(
an alternative: lamb. louise rhodes vocals, Andrew Barlow drums & bass ... their tune Gorecki isn't borrowed from the Polish genius, but is inspired by him. That track and several others on their self-titled and only disc are very satisfying.
There's a bunch of interesting elements here which could be something amazing if combined in just the right way. However . . . this just doesn't quite hang together.
Goes from 9 to 10...
kazoo wrote:
I think the background strings are from Henryk Gorecki's Symphony #3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Well worth a listen if you're into sorrowful classical music.
You're absolutely right, my mistake! While I can't claim to be ga-ga over this tune, if I found the disc in the bargain bin I'd probably buy it for a few listens.
Typesbad wrote:
Does the drummer even know what song he is playing to? I genrally like Hooverphonic though.
:lol:
I hear a Cher song in there. Mega-yawn. :yawn:
Does the drummer even know what song he is playing to? I genrally like Hooverphonic though.
trekhead wrote:
-Take two cups Blue Wonder Power Milk, add to Batter, see.... These guys any relation to CAKE?
:lol:
Hooverphonic does not impress by borrowing music from other composers. This boring high whine with a nontune and incomprehensible lyrics that goes nowhere is the worst thing I have heard so far from a band whose Magnificent Tree had such catchy and original cuts. I heard from a record-store owner who is a connoisseur that Hooverphonic's eponymous first album was impressive. I think that Magnificent Tree was the second. Maybe Hooverphonic is trying to find itself. Wandering and meandering, in my opinion, do not succeed or suit as well as tunefulness, clever lyrics, catchy rhythms, and sass do. :wink: :ask: :music: :-k :(
Great to hear Hooverphonic here again. I discovered them through RP, and they've since become one of my favourite bands. Blue Wonder Power Milk is a superb album, though Battersea isn't my favorite track. The best tracks on the CD in my view are One Way Ride, Club Montepulciano, This Strange Effect and Eden.
Wait a minute! What's that album title?? -Take two cups Blue Wonder Power Milk, add to Batter, see.... These guys any relation to CAKE?
"Mmmmmmmm...........Batter!..............Aurghhhhhhhhh!!!"
kazoo wrote:
I think the background strings are from Henryk Gorecki's Symphony #3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Well worth a listen if you're into sorrowful classical music.
Worth more of a listen than this technocrap. (I like techno, but this is crap. Especially since I thought I was about to hear Gorecki! What a gyp.)
an amazing mix of styles
All right, now there's no excuse not to play recent stuff by Everything But The Girl. Anything from Walking Wounded or Temperamental is fantastic; this is just decent by comparison.
Roverfish wrote:
Sounds like Barber's "Adagio for Strings" in the background. Very interesting tune.
I think the background strings are from Henryk Gorecki's Symphony #3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Well worth a listen if you're into sorrowful classical music.
The lyrics and the strings match so beautifullly in this song. I am blown away by it every single time.
nostgard wrote:
Beautiful song. I immediately recognized it as a song used in the Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex series, which I had fallen in love with when I heard in in the show, but I was never able to figure out what it was.
Really? Maybe I'm just not there yet, but I haven't heard any hooverphonic in GitS:SaC yet. I thought the music there was all Yoko Kanno. I'll keep an ear out for it....
nostgard wrote:
Beautiful song. I immediately recognized it as a song used in the Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex series, which I had fallen in love with when I heard in in the show, but I was never able to figure out what it was.
I twigged on that too, but it isn't exactly the same song. At least it isn't credited in the GitS liner notes, and the singing in the soundtrack is by Origa. Puzzling...
Can't find the frequency
beautiful. :meditate.gif:
Sounds like Barber's "Adagio for Strings" in the background. Very interesting tune.
This song has made it onto more driving mix cds of mine than just about any other I can think of. It's a great song to just wrap yourself in -- I only wish it went on longer. :)
Beautiful song. I immediately recognized it as a song used in the Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex series, which I had fallen in love with when I heard in in the show, but I was never able to figure out what it was.
I lived three years I'd rather forget in Battersea. Still, it's an exquisite song.
Interesting contrast between the percussion and the rest of the tune- take away the percussion and it's a slow song, with it, it's fast AND slow: cool!
Leslie wrote:
I really like this. :cool: The percussion reminds me of Lake Trout
never thought of that before Les... good call. this is one of my favorite tracks from Hooverphonic, though I still much prefer anything from their first album (and original singer).
Wow, that\'s really bad. :( But then I checked AMG and I see they are from Belgium so now I feel guilty for feeling so. But if that universal soldier guy can do ballet, then shop assistants and lift operators can do music, isn\'t it? :??:
I really like this. :cool: The percussion reminds me of Lake Trout
too much stuff going on at one time, please never let me hear this song again... :frustrated: