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Calexico — Quattro (World drifts in)
Album: Feast of Wire
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1426









Released: 2003
Length: 4:34
Plays (last 30 days): 2
love the run but not the race
all alone in a silent way
world drifts in and the world's a stranger

in a light, eclipsed and alienated
in a time, occupied and invaded
can't tell what's right, better hit the ground running

in the hills where the tall weed grows
hands are tied and won't let go
can't escape this place without leaving the world behind

in a light, ashamed and humiliated
in a time, sacrificed for the sake of trade
the soul is bent, feels the weight of truth
falling through
left behind, no choice but to run to the mountains
where no poppies grow, you have to hit the ground running

in a light, paralyzed and spirits fading
out of time, must decide to fall or run
into the eye, of the storm no sign or omen
make it right, or fall to the other side
where fields are burning
from the day you're born
you'll always hit the ground running
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Love Calexico.  Digging this song. 
lizardking wrote:

I like the grove on this one, profound lyrics or not, although I thought it was hard to drift with an AWD car like a Quattro
I'm rating it an 8.

LONG LIVE RP!!



 
one of all time favourites and thanks to RP too! 

you can try to reboot your life but the world will drift in . . . 

I like the grove on this one, profound lyrics or not, although I thought it was hard to drift with an AWD car like a Quattro
I'm rating it an 8.

LONG LIVE RP!!


 scrubbrush wrote:
The lyrics to this song are absolutely profound.

 
Hey, thanks for pointing that out. Would never have thought to look. My bad.
layers and layers and layers of strings.  LOVE this tune.  heck out the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdLF998FA4Y
interesting song, good rythm guitars
perfect programming RP. thanks.
Will be at their show this Friday. Can't wait.
 moodfood wrote:
 these guys ain't gotta prove nuthin to nobody, unforced and subliminal.. {#Notworthy}

 
Do you mean "sublime" or are you saying that they're inserting masked auditory elements?  Maybe both. Cool tune.
The lyrics to this song are absolutely profound.
...one of my Calexico favs......just adore this band   {#Sunny}  and the vocals are so smooth....
 these guys ain't gotta prove nuthin to nobody, unforced and subliminal.. {#Notworthy}
Another purchase coming up.  Sounds good!🎶😊
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}   ......... luv it   "O U T S T A N D I N G"
Dancing around in our pajamas, much turkey-scented farting! Happy Black Friday... we're goin' to Wal-Mart  NOW!

Perfection. 10


Can never go too far wrong with some Calexico.....
Near perfect. Or maybe perfect.
This is such a fantatstic, beautiful, heart felt song. I get goosebumps every time.
Is this song about racing an Audi?
Lucky to have seen them last night in a relatively small venue... sheer genius... surprised by quite how much they played from Feast of Wire, but certainly not complaining.  And what a good bunch of musicians they have surrounded themselves with!
Beautiful
From 9 > 10

I agree. And the trumpeter, your countryman Martin Wenk, is the most gorgeous man I've ever seen! 

eve_silver wrote:
Ooooh, I love this song. My most favourite song from Calexico. I would even go that far and call it one of my most favourite songs ever. I've listened to it so many times over so many years now and never got tired of it. Still has chills running down my spine. Rated 10, of course ;)
 


Ooooh, I love this song. My most favourite song from Calexico. I would even go that far and call it one of my most favourite songs ever. I've listened to it so many times over so many years now and never got tired of it. Still has chills running down my spine. Rated 10, of course ;)
 sdn wrote:
Calexico's music is much better when not diluted with Iron & Wine.
 
...conversely, iron and wine's music is much stronger salted-up with a healthy dose of calexico...honestly, even though i love calexico, i think they're great together:  sam beam's a world-class lyricist and the music to come out of their collaboration is brilliant...

LOVELY SONG.
I'm assuming these guys have had more than one song played on Weeds - the name would seem to require it.
Toujours un plaisir à écouter ce morceau, superbe groupe!

Always a pleasure to listen to this song, great band!

GREAT BAND,
GREAT ALBUM,
GREAT CONCERT,
GREAT SONG!

I've finally gotten hold of this album. Unbelievable what I've been missing all the time!
 sdn wrote:
Calexico's music is much better when not diluted with Iron & Wine.
 
Hear, hear... you hit that nail square...

Very, very nice!

This one actually reminds me of Chris Isaak.


 drife wrote:
Man have I missed RP! Been traveling extensively with little time to connect to the Internet. Play list all afternoon has been terrific!

 
Like coming back home at the end of a day.{#Yes}
Man have I missed RP! Been traveling extensively with little time to connect to the Internet. Play list all afternoon has been terrific!

This is a great album, I keep coming back to it.  
How's the rest of this album? 

I answered my own question; there are five tracks from it on the RP playlist.
Saw these guys last night under the stars in the Vancouver Folk Fest, superb, but the sound was thinner, it's better balanced here.
Having said that, the pedal steel (photo below) was amazing.



Calexico  by Davoud D.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sony_boy/

Calexico performing on the Pavilion Stage (Stage 1) at All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Pavement. 

© All rights reserved.


A simply amazing unknown band
Calexico's music is much better when not diluted with Iron & Wine.
The most important band in music - most people just don't know it yet. . .
Quattro
One of my top 10 favorite bands around at the moment
Nice song!!
the polar opposites of RP wrote:
My ears are bleeding.

The more I hear from these guys the more I like them.

this is total crap

Nice groove to this one. The beat and the guitars make me want to move.

snore.

Their concerts are amazing
 


I'm in the "I love it" camp.  {#Bananajam}


 wendorama wrote:
My ears are bleeding.  {#Puke}
 
maybe you just hate music.
I see you hate the metric system too.   hmmmmm.....


Suck it up David, this is the best way imaginable to tell time. For my money, Calexico is the best band working today.  

Ahhh, must be fifteen minutes past the hour (every bl**dy hour), time for yet another Calexico track....
 wendorama wrote:
My ears are bleeding.  {#Puke}
 
What could possibly be wrong with your ears?

 bindi wrote:


Saw them live 2 weeks ago in Chapel Hill area - if you like them, don't ever pass on the chance to see them.  It was fantastic! Why they aren't packing bigger halls in a complete mystery to me.
 
I absolutely agree. Saw them live last year at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The concert was an absolute delight.

My ears are bleeding.  {#Puke}
 raulman1 wrote:
If you like this music I HIGHLY recommend that you see & hear Calexico live if you get the chance! Also, there is quite a bit of their live music available to download for free at Archive.org


 

Saw them live 2 weeks ago in Chapel Hill area - if you like them, don't ever pass on the chance to see them.  It was fantastic! Why they aren't packing bigger halls in a complete mystery to me.
This song triggers Sonny Landreth's Congo Square in my brain. Or it did. It seems to be fading....
Stingray, grow up.  You've been around the RP block enough to know they are established, distinctive groups.  Both did impressive work before collaborating, and after.  


...so it is CALEXICO being the magic part of Iron + Wine...?
If you like this music I HIGHLY recommend that you see & hear Calexico live if you get the chance! Also, there is quite a bit of their live music available to download for free at Archive.org :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
prickelpit96 wrote:
Definitely my first thought too. And I second your positive judgement. (May I say 'judgement' in this case? Or does it sound wrong....?)
:jump: I agree, on all counts. (How about "evaluation" instead of "judgement"? Sounds a bit less harsh.)
sukilau wrote:
reminds me of ray lamontagne.. a good thing
Definitely my first thought too. And I second your positive judgement. (May I say 'judgement' in this case? Or does it sound wrong....?)
electronicshaman wrote:
probably my favourite Calexico song
Me too.
this is total crap
great track! Me likey :dance:
reminds me of ray lamontagne.. a good thing
I second that.Welly wrote:
Another group I wouldn't have known about had it not been for RP. These guys are really good.
Hmm..*pointing ears* what is this?.. :) intr...
Another group I wouldn't have known about had it not been for RP. These guys are really good.
Go Arizona bands! Slightly different sound from what I usually hear on RP from Calexico, but everything I've heard from them is superb.
cattgirl813 wrote:
Nice groove to this one. The beat and the guitars make me want to move. :good-vibes:
:guitarist: :dance:
probably my favourite Calexico song
This is goooood
The more I hear from these guys the more I like them.
Nice groove to this one. The beat and the guitars make me want to move. :good-vibes:
Such awesome song, i heard first on 3wk actually many years ago ... =) still RP rules and i barelly go back to 3wk! Oscar
Darkmatter wrote:
Indeed so! I would probably never have heard this particular band if it were not for Radio Paradise, and never have discovered how much I liked them. Kudos! :notworthy:
Me neither, thanks RP. I hope I can make it to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Sept. to see them!
AndyC wrote:
Yup - I'd heard of Calexico, but never heard them, nor tried to hear them before RP. Now they rate as one of my favourite bands without a doubt. If you haven't done so, check out their concert in Stockholm, 2003, available from www.archive.org - outstanding.
Their concerts are amazing ... haven't had the chance to see them live yet (but they are coming to Germany in May!!) but have listened to a number of concerts. The Stockholm concert is great, but I think their concert at Roskilde 2000 is just awesome. (It's available for download somewhere, but I don't remember where.)
kazuma wrote:
I'm sure that's true in my case as well.
Yup - I'd heard of Calexico, but never heard them, nor tried to hear them before RP. Now they rate as one of my favourite bands without a doubt. If you haven't done so, check out their concert in Stockholm, 2003, available from www.archive.org - outstanding.
:guitarist: Evocative ... :cowboy: :clap:
reedifus wrote:
Neil Finn? Bruce Cockburn? Bob Dylan? C'mon! This is Dire Straits, all the way. The vocals, the lead guitar. There's no way to get closer to DS than this Calexico tune. Which, also, is "a good thing."
right on.
Darkmatter wrote:
I would probably never have heard this particular band if it were not for Radio Paradise, and never have discovered how much I liked them.
I'm sure that's true in my case as well.
tacoma4dr wrote:
All hail Radio Paradise. It creeps me out how exact this station transmits from my souls playlist. We are lucky.
Indeed so! I would probably never have heard this particular band if it were not for Radio Paradise, and never have discovered how much I liked them. Kudos! :notworthy:
All hail Radio Paradise. It creeps me out how exact this station transmits from my souls playlist. We are lucky. lightonyxen wrote:
There are so much songs like this one who have to get out of the shadow ! Many thanx to Bill for including this song in his playlist!
There are so much songs like this one who have to get out of the shadow ! Many thanx to Bill for including this song in his playlist!
skooney wrote:
Is that Ann Murray singing? :biggrin:
You'd think she'd do a better job brushing her teeth, wouldn't you? https://www.annemurray.com/
Is that Ann Murray singing? :biggrin:
kazuma wrote:
Those durn Calexicans shure speak tricky.
I believe that's "... tricky-like."
Angloray wrote:
You're confusing it with "gustar" which IS reflexive, as in "Me gusta Calexico." :)Right? :biggrin:
Reflexive means that the object is the same as the subject, in which case we use "self" in English. "Me gusta" ("I like it," or more literally "It pleases me") is not reflexive. "Me gusto" ("I like myself") would be reflexive.
Angloray wrote:
You're confusing it with "gustar" which IS reflexive, as in "Me gusta Calexico." :)Right? :biggrin:
Those durn Calexicans shure speak tricky.
flandersdog wrote:
um, I think it's correct. or should it just be "amo Calexico"? it's been years since I studied Spanish, I'm a bit rusty as to when the reflexive is used or not... in any event, I love myself, too!
You're confusing it with "gustar" which IS reflexive, as in "Me gusta Calexico." :)Right? :biggrin:
Roverfish wrote:
Hee hee! Somehow I don't think the band wants to hear that. You said, "I love myself Calexico" :-) But hey, an A for effort. No doubt about it, these guys are great. Excellent tune.
um, I think it's correct. or should it just be "amo Calexico"? it's been years since I studied Spanish, I'm a bit rusty as to when the reflexive is used or not... in any event, I love myself, too!
flandersdog wrote:
me amo Calexico!
Hee hee! Somehow I don't think the band wants to hear that. You said, "I love myself Calexico" :-) But hey, an A for effort. No doubt about it, these guys are great. Excellent tune.
I like this song, but I'm not really getting the Dire Straits connection. Must be the horns in the background.
Heard these guys for the first time on "The Bunny," while waiting with the masses to get into Coventry, VT about this time last August. Have been a fan since. pretty solid.
Me likey!
I actually like this reggae better than their regular Mexican Epic attempts.
ditto that earlier snore
Sound a bit like Crowded House (no bad thing, mind)
Bougth this CD thanks to Radio Paradise. Love this song. Just a fabulous sound!
I get to see them at SWSX Friday at a Free Concert! Can't get better than that. I saw them twice with Wilco this summer at Austin City Limits Festival and that was my first experience with them. Since then I love their work and look forward to any opportunity to see them. I think they are great and they even played a couple of songs with Wilco. Concert should be great this Friday.
me amo Calexico!
Not bad for Calexico...
snore.
mojoman wrote:
Can't get enough Calexico!
Then get this live show ;)
Can't get enough Calexico!
:music:
Great track. HOT RAIL is my fav of theirs though. They have a TON of gig-only material available at their website.
reedifus wrote:
Neil Finn? Bruce Cockburn? Bob Dylan? C'mon! This is Dire Straits, all the way. The vocals, the lead guitar. There's no way to get closer to DS than this Calexico tune. Which, also, is "a good thing."
Oh CRAP. Mark Knopfler came on next. Is the play list out of sink or is my brain crammed with dog dung? (Don't answer that.)
rah wrote:
this sounds like Neil Finn meets Los Lobos (which, to borrow a phrase from Martha, is a good thing...)
Neil Finn? Bruce Cockburn? Bob Dylan? C'mon! This is Dire Straits, all the way. The vocals, the lead guitar. There's no way to get closer to DS than this Calexico tune. Which, also, is "a good thing."
Wow, I like them... anyone pick up a My Morning Jacket sound? Cool.
rgj13 wrote:
The one this is from, Feast of Wire, is out-freakin'-standing--can't go wrong with getting it first.
a hundred-times-ditto. a truly outstanding band in all respects.
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
I really like this band...thanks for another great turn-on Bill and Rebecca! I would like to purchase a CD...which one should I start with?
The one this is from, Feast of Wire, is out-freakin'-standing--can't go wrong with getting it first.
I've slammed these guys in the past, but this is really nice.
deadmessengers wrote:
Cool song, but it reminds me a little too much of Enigma.
Huh? I just don't hear that at all.
These guys are so amazing! I saw them here in Minneapolis about a month ago. So freakin cool, I tell you what! If they come to town, do everything within your power to see them. They are so worth it! :crown.gif:
Cool song, but it reminds me a little too much of Enigma.
:sunny.gif: nice and smooth for the grove thang....great engineering
Freakin' LOVE this song. It deserves a 10!
Love the call and response guitars
I really like this band...thanks for another great turn-on Bill and Rebecca! I would like to purchase a CD...which one should I start with?
Sounds a bit like Bruce Cockburn - hmm - Night Train, I think. Or not? :-k :idea: