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Babble — Tribe
Album: The Stone
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:04
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(Ay, ay-ay, ay...Ay, ay-ay, ay...)
(Ay, ay-ay, ay) [chant] (Ay, ay-ay, ay)
(Ay, ay-ay, ay...Ay, ay-ay, ay...)

Icicle on the edge of the sky
I reach out slowly just like I was blind
And I hear voices that howl on a freak of night
Then I see myself shattered in your eye
What could it be?

(Ay, ay-ay, ay) You're one of my tribe
(Ay, ay-ay, ay) You were born to be mine
'Cause you're one of my tribe

Captured in the shadow and crawling in the dark
It's gonna be a cruel year, it's gonna take me to the heart
And, hell, no wonder you're out there, so won't you come on in?
And all doors are open, need to slide inside your skin
What could it be?

(Ay, ay-ay, ay) Oh you're one of my tribe
(Ay, ay-ay, ay) You were born to be mine
You're one of my tribe

(Oh eh-oh eh-oh)

[chant]

I have this dream here, I have this desire
To lay right down with you on a funeral pyre
I wake up crying, I wake up alone
Oh come on, come on, I've come to take you home
What could it be? Oh

(Ay, ay-ay, ay) Oh, you're one of my tribe
(Ay, ay-ay, ay) You were one of my kind; oh
(Ay, ay-ay, ay) You're one of my tribe
(Ay, ay-ay, ay) You were born to be mine
You're one of my tribe

(Ay ay, ay-ay-ay) [chant] (Ay ay, ay-ay-ay)
(Ay ay, ay-ay-ay) [chant] (Ay ay, ay-ay-ay)
(Ay ay, ay-ay-ay) [chant] (Ay ay, ay-ay-ay)
(Ay ay, ay-ay-ay...Ay ay, ay-ay-ay)
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You could play this song everyday!
Another great CD for long-distance car trips.
  descendants of the Thompson Twins.. {#Music}
 SmackDaddy wrote:

I didn't know sound had an appearance.

 
..an "outward appearance" no less (isn't that redundant?).  Well, it was a quote from Wikipedia.
marvelous...
Loose Fit? Kinky Afro next?
Tom Bailey and his charactheristic voice. Very good tune. A solid 8.
RP, YOU are my tribe :-)
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Babble was an electronic dance music group that featured Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie (formerly of the Thompson Twins), with Keith Fernley. The Thompson Twins changed its name during the time the duo changed the outward appearance of its sound from pop to dub-influenced chill-out. - From Wikipedia
See, I thought I recognized that sound! BTW, I love The Thompson Twins anyway.

 
I didn't know sound had an appearance.
 afrixluvguy wrote:
...slide over here, and give me a moment. Your needs are so raw...
you're one of my kind.

Hey, we could make a song around that last bit {#Wink}

 
The correct lyric is "your moves are so raw"... {#Wink}
Babble was an electronic dance music group that featured Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie (formerly of the Thompson Twins), with Keith Fernley. The Thompson Twins changed its name during the time the duo changed the outward appearance of its sound from pop to dub-influenced chill-out. - From Wikipedia
See, I thought I recognized that sound! BTW, I love The Thompson Twins anyway.


...slide over here, and give me a moment. Your needs are so raw...
you're one of my kind.

Hey, we could make a song around that last bit {#Wink}
Ohhh yeah, so cool, so catchy. Love this. Next up Happy Mondays, Step On.
 gusthemonkey wrote:
My dog is bobbin' his head and doin' a cool step !

 
hahahaha...!

Sure he's not a cat? 
Not bad! Rather good, actually!
 hayduke2 wrote:
saw T- twins in a throbbing 80's flash-strobe dance club and really moved my tush!  Hooked up with a quite sexy pair of sisters and, well, did everything a healthy man in his younger years would do in said circumstances, I "rocked" my socks off that night...oh, those were the days
Good sound!  Stimulating in a way... 

 
Ah, the cream in between.   Those were the days in that great nutty town before it all went Disney...
Interesting remix from 93

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LIXfAf5l48
The mid-90's "trip hop" sound was short lived but this album is a nice gem from the era.
Anyone know the story behind the ... odd... album cover?
Excellant set DJ, got those gray cells flashing and my booty vibing along, yummm sweet youth!
King Crimson
Babble
The Church - Reptile
Joe Walsh!!! - Turn to Stone
Awesome!!! 
always assumed this was thievery corporation but now I see it was before their time.
Like Dirty Vegas sounds.  Good stuff.
Much better than the stuff that made it to the radio in the 80s. Almost like a different band.
saw T- twins in a throbbing 80's flash-strobe dance club and really moved my tush!  Hooked up with a quite sexy pair of sisters and, well, did everything a healthy man in his younger years would do in said circumstances, I "rocked" my socks off that night...oh, those were the days
Good sound!  Stimulating in a way... 
Love the synthesized crickets...CHIRP CHIRP CHIRP!
Nice song !!
 fredriley wrote:

The term "crusty" refers to 'dog-on-a-rope' types whom you often see at festivals, peace camps, etc. Chambers defines it as;

crustie or crusty noun (crusties) Brit slang a New-Age traveller or someone with a similar outlook on life.

Which sums it up nicely, I think. I think the term derived from the 'relaxed' approach to personal hygiene such that they often had a crust of dirt on them, though maybe it could refer to their 'crusty' attitudes.


 

In the US the term crusty refers to one thing and one thing only...as a matter of fact, there are several specimens in my laundry hamper right now.
My dog is bobbin' his head and doin' a cool step !


Its the hypnotic Conga's that do it for me .. a very well produced track, well balanced throughout.
I heard Thompson Twins before I looked at the comments section.  Pure 80's, and awesome!
i think we're all bill's tribe
 jmkate wrote:
Isn't this an offshoot from the Thompson Twins?
 


I can hear the Thompson Twins in there. Knew it before I even checked. Loved them in the eighties!
 fredriley wrote:

The use of the word "tribe" really dates it. I'm glad that this concept has disappeared from view as 'crusties' (bearded guys in muddy fields with dogs on ropes and spliff in mouth) have passed into cultural history. The Shamen used "tribe" quite often, and whilst I can sort of see what they were trying to do I was never comfortable with the reactionary implications of the term.

 
Aw!  I dint know.  I've passd inta histry!   Rilly!    Dammit!   I wisht I knowd befoar!
 jmkate wrote      
Isn't this an offshoot from the Thompson Twins?
 

Yes, they are
Isn't this an offshoot from the Thompson Twins?
kind of reminded me of something by Medeski, Martin & Wood.
 Rockit wrote:

The singer sounds like Simon of Duran Duran.

 
He's not that bad. He sounds a little 80's-ish. But this is a fun song, certainly better than union of the snake.{#Puke}
 pcerna wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}  One of the best songs ever.  Have always loved this one.
 

Really ???????????
thinking of sweet melissa today and how grateful i am that she is 'one of my tribe'.  :)

The singer sounds like Simon of Duran Duran.


 Huey wrote:

I think I missed something somewhere, "tribe" "crusties" ??  Something very British?
 
The term "crusty" refers to 'dog-on-a-rope' types whom you often see at festivals, peace camps, etc. Chambers defines it as;

crustie or crusty noun (crusties) Brit slang a New-Age traveller or someone with a similar outlook on life.

Which sums it up nicely, I think. I think the term derived from the 'relaxed' approach to personal hygiene such that they often had a crust of dirt on them, though maybe it could refer to their 'crusty' attitudes.

 fredriley wrote:

They're still going, and as radical as ever. See https://www.thethe.com/

 
Thanks Fred!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 fredriley wrote:

The use of the word "tribe" really dates it. I'm glad that this concept has disappeared from view as 'crusties' (bearded guys in muddy fields with dogs on ropes and spliff in mouth) have passed into cultural history. The Shamen used "tribe" quite often, and whilst I can sort of see what they were trying to do I was never comfortable with the reactionary implications of the term.

  Poacher wrote:

Interesting. While the age of 'crusties' has certainly peaked, it morphed from the UK Acid house scene on one side and travellers on the other and has now kind of morphed itself back into the underground warehouse scene. I should know. . .my daughter spends a good amount of time attached to its fringes. (awww bless!).

Anyway. . . I always loved the reactionary side of the 'tribe' and what it stood for - which at its core was for free music, free from authority and free to party. 

There is a whole new set of 'crusties' out there loving their gabba, D&B and whatever 'fast white noise' is the current trend and having a fine old time. While I usually can't stand the music they like for long I do applaud their genre for trying to break new ground and push boundries. 
 
I think I missed something somewhere, "tribe" "crusties" ??  Something very British?


 fredriley wrote:

The use of the word "tribe" really dates it. I'm glad that this concept has disappeared from view as 'crusties' (bearded guys in muddy fields with dogs on ropes and spliff in mouth) have passed into cultural history. The Shamen used "tribe" quite often, and whilst I can sort of see what they were trying to do I was never comfortable with the reactionary implications of the term.
 
Interesting. While the age of 'crusties' has certainly peaked, it morphed from the UK Acid house scene on one side and travellers on the other and has now kind of morphed itself back into the underground warehouse scene. I should know. . .my daughter spends a good amount of time attached to its fringes. (awww bless!).

Anyway. . . I always loved the reactionary side of the 'tribe' and what it stood for - which at its core was for free music, free from authority and free to party. 

There is a whole new set of 'crusties' out there loving their gabba, D&B and whatever 'fast white noise' is the current trend and having a fine old time. While I usually can't stand the music they like for long I do applaud their genre for trying to break new ground and push boundries. 
 cohifi wrote:

whatever happened to the the?

 
They're still going, and as radical as ever. See https://www.thethe.com/

awwww Fred, one tribe y'all.

 SmackDaddy wrote:


Wow, you need to listent to The The more.
 
whatever happened to the the?

 Giselle62 wrote:
blecch—-it sounds dated, cliche now; maybe it sounded better when it first came out though in the 80's I never could find one thing I liked about them except the way they dressed and looked, which was pushed hard by the media to be the next thing in fashion for a brief, brief moment.

 
The use of the word "tribe" really dates it. I'm glad that this concept has disappeared from view as 'crusties' (bearded guys in muddy fields with dogs on ropes and spliff in mouth) have passed into cultural history. The Shamen used "tribe" quite often, and whilst I can sort of see what they were trying to do I was never comfortable with the reactionary implications of the term.

Nice!
I have this on the media player in my living room and it's still one of my favorite albums to jack up while doing housework or any other time I need a vibe and a groove to make things happen.
{#Dancingbanana_2}  One of the best songs ever.  Have always loved this one.
after reading about them they seem like such good people—-i feel the same way about Eddie Vedder, he just seems so sweet I dont feel like being bitchy about hearing Pearl Jam all the damn time.
Kinda reminds me of Tears for Fears.
 Giselle62 wrote:
blecch—-it sounds dated, cliche now; maybe it sounded better when it first came out though in the 80's I never could find one thing I liked about them except the way they dressed and looked, which was pushed hard by the media to be the next thing in fashion for a brief, brief moment.

 
I don't remember what i was thinking—-but i think i may have been talking about the Thompson Twins when i wrote this . I liked the way they looked, but not their music.


Yeah....one of my favorites!


 burdell wrote:
I thought for sure this was 'The The' initially. Then I looked it up and these guys actually used to be the Thompson Twins. Good stuff.
 

Wow, you need to listent to The The more.
Cool!
That_SOB wrote:
Audio Viagra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

So are you having an "EARGASM?" {#Think}
I really do like Babble.
 Giselle62 wrote:
blecch—-it sounds dated, cliche now; maybe it sounded better when it first came out though in the 80's I never could find one thing I liked about them except the way they dressed and looked, which was pushed hard by the media to be the next thing in fashion for a brief, brief moment.

 
Look up, it says it came out in 1994. Your off by a decade. {#Beat}
blecch—-it sounds dated, cliche now; maybe it sounded better when it first came out though in the 80's I never could find one thing I liked about them except the way they dressed and looked, which was pushed hard by the media to be the next thing in fashion for a brief, brief moment.

Updated info for you seekers:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babble_(band)


Nice Happy Mondays type of vibe.
Yeeeah - one of those songs I love but do not own - always a treat when they surprise you.
 iscoot4peace wrote:
I liked a few of the things they did as The Thompson Twins...but I like this better.  It's a more mature, world beat sound.
 
Sounds very much like the "Queer" album they released in 1991. Not too bad actually.
I liked a few of the things they did as The Thompson Twins...but I like this better.  It's a more mature, world beat sound.
 narvis wrote:

Babble is the duo of New Zealand native Alannah Currie (b. September 28, 1957) and Englishman Tom Bailey (b.January 18, 1956), who formerly made up the Thompson Twins, a dance-rock band that charted with seven albums in the U.S. between 1982 and 1989, the most successful of which was the million-selling Top Ten hit Into the Gap (1984), which featured their biggest single, "Hold Me Now" (#3). They reorganized as a six-piece band with Indian and new age influences and released their first album as Babble, The Stone, in 1994. In 1996, they returned with Ether. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide
 
Thank you for that information!!!
 etcarroll wrote:
Never heard of Babble, really enjoyed the tune.

But none of the links bring me to info on a musical group called 'Babble'.
 
Babble is the duo of New Zealand native Alannah Currie (b. September 28, 1957) and Englishman Tom Bailey (b.January 18, 1956), who formerly made up the Thompson Twins, a dance-rock band that charted with seven albums in the U.S. between 1982 and 1989, the most successful of which was the million-selling Top Ten hit Into the Gap (1984), which featured their biggest single, "Hold Me Now" (#3). They reorganized as a six-piece band with Indian and new age influences and released their first album as Babble, The Stone, in 1994. In 1996, they returned with Ether. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide


Never heard of Babble, really enjoyed the tune.

But none of the links bring me to info on a musical group called 'Babble'.
{#Sunny}
 kaybee wrote:
Not bad, but I liked them better as the Thompson Twins.
 
It definitely has a TT feel to it. . .


Not bad, but I liked them better as the Thompson Twins.
 esotericderek wrote:
Stone Roses meets Depeche Mode, produced by Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios.

 
I thought it was the Shamen at first.

 That_SOB wrote:
 Audio Viagra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
{#Eek}

 Audio Viagra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
mgkiwi wrote:
This is a cool sound. Don't know anything about them - anyone got any feedback, are they worth investing in?
If you like this sound then defintely get the album!! There are alot of other cool like this songs on this album. I love it...hypnotic and mesmerizing I say! You can listen to some samples on amazon...but go through the RP site OF COURSE!
This is a cool sound. Don't know anything about them - anyone got any feedback, are they worth investing in?
Stone Roses meets Depeche Mode, produced by Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. Not bad, but I'd rather hear the influences than the influenced in this case.
My favorite! Just what I needed today!
always a very enjoyable listen.
Welly wrote:
The artist web site link goes to a phone company in the UK!
That's because Babble the band broke up ages ago. I wish they hadn't... I liked their sound. I tried uploading more by them, but the tracks I uploaded were given a 'sorry'. *sighs*
burdell wrote:
I thought for sure this was 'The The' initially. Then I looked it up and these guys actually used to be the Thompson Twins. Good stuff.
thank you for this information... i am liking it and trying to place it ~ feeling so familiar, that's not a bad thing
I thought for sure this was 'The The' initially. Then I looked it up and these guys actually used to be the Thompson Twins. Good stuff.
kelly652 wrote:
Thought we were chewing on some more Theivery Corp... A little less depressing than TC, I think I can try to likey.
"Depressing"? Go get yourself a second album from TC. ;) The song from Babble is fine to me. :good-vibes:
Very Stone Roses/Madchester -esque. I LIKE IT! Is this a cover?
Thought we were chewing on some more Theivery Corp... A little less depressing than TC, I think I can try to likey.
TobiMc3 wrote:
I kind o'like it. I don't like the bouncing Hitler head below. Ugh.
Wouldn't growing a Hitler mustache be the perfect disguise to rob a bank with and then shave it off in the get away car? cop: Can you describe the robber? teller: He had a Hitler mustache. cop: But what else? teller: He had a freakin Hitler mustache!
I kind o'like it. I don't like the bouncing Hitler head below. Ugh.
The artist web site link goes to a phone company in the UK!
Great track
67nj wrote:
If he only knew the impact he's having on modern culture....
I detect a Thomas Dolby production here...love it.
accordionista wrote:
Damn you RP! How'm I supposed to get any work done when I have to keep stopping to see what excellent artist you've got playing now?! Just kidding, keep it up!
Work? I've got my eyes closed for stuff like this! :clap:
Sounds a bit like D Ream! but hey it works for me :cool:
The whole album is quite excellent- The twins set up shop in New Zealand
And this song isn't available on iTunes. It's a conspiracy. Anyone know where you can find it?
The groove grows on me.....and grows....mmmmm :smile:
Damn you RP! How'm I supposed to get any work done when I have to keep stopping to see what excellent artist you've got playing now?! Just kidding, keep it up!
Ok. We're all throwing in a "sounds like the lead singer from _____". Here's mine: Michael Hutchens (or however you spell his name) from INXS.
undo_silence wrote:
the singer sounds a little like Bono ...
Yes! At first I wondered whether it was actually him. Quite a cool song, either way.
:sunny:
punkbot wrote:
THompson Twins on acid...
This voice does make me think Thompson Twins/Human League/Maxi Priest pop type stuff. Now, why didnt Babble get invited to do the soundtrack for Babel?
Never heard this one before. Not bad!
THompson Twins on acid...
jleigh wrote:
This reminds me some of the The.
I thought it reminded me of an INXS song...that one with the line "Your one of my kind".
...'bout time you got some Babble...! :war: ...yer one of my tribe...!
Reminds me of the Happy Mondays. Love it (okay, it takes me back a few years to Happy Mondays, Jesus Jones, etc).
67nj wrote:
:eek: :think: :lol:
67nj wrote:
:eek:
Sounded a lot like AfroCelts and their lead singer. Was it?
brokemusician wrote:
Sing along: I'm too sexy for my shirt. . .
:lol:
babygirl614 wrote:
This sounds like Tom, the lead singer of Thompson Twins.
with ya on that one...
molti wrote:
Quite simmilar to GUS GUS, which I like a lot.
GusGus is great. Haven't heard them in a long time..
This is very cool stuff.
BeetNik wrote:
He sounds like Sting.
My first thought was of that fellow from The Verve.
murphmeister wrote:
Isn't that misogynist? Not that I care personally. Just don't wish for the intellectual types who peruse this excellent site to be given something to scoffaw about regarding those of us who consider themselves to be.......???(train of thought lost).
"Scoffaw"??
He sounds like Sting.
the singer sounds a little like Bono .... :chillpill: :dance: :music: