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Lucinda Williams — Real Live Bleeding Fingers
Album: World Without Tears
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Released: 2003
Length: 4:39
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KevDogRedux wrote:
I'm with you. I liked "Carwheels on a Gravel Road" immensely, but here she just seems to be trying too hard to sound out of key, slurry, and "hip." She is in danger of becoming a parody of herself. Sort of like Gilda Radner doing Patti Smith.
Perhaps Lucinda should cover Radner's "Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals." :lol:
Make it stop! She has the poorest excuse for a singing voice since Tom Waits. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Just read an interview with LW today which states that this song is "a tribute to singer Paul Westerberg, who she considers a kindred spirit." (Paul Westerberg being the ex-leader of the Replacements out of Minneapolis). Find that very interesting as I've never made a connection between the two. All the more reason to love Lucinda Williams....
Her voice makes me think of Bill the Cat coughing up a hair ball...
I think "Carwheels on a Gravel Road" is a pretty fair description of her voice. :lol:
Originally Posted by KevDogRedux: I'm with you. I liked "Carwheels on a Gravel Road" immensely, but here she just seems to be trying too hard to sound out of key, slurry, and "hip." She is in danger of becoming a parody of herself. Sort of like Gilda Radner doing Patti Smith.
Vocal talents just slightly less than Bob Dylan. :lol: I like her music, but girlfriend needs some voice lessons! :lol:
Originally Posted by Roverfish: There's already one Courtney Love in this world, and that's one too many. :frustrated:
umm....Courtney Love hadn't even gone through puberty when Lucinda Williams started out.....she's an original and a bad ass!!!! :bounce:
Only two musicians I know of have tried to sing an entire song with 3 notes and succeded. The Kingman and George Harrison.
:frustrated: :cry: :frustrated: :cry: :frustrated:
Lucinda is awesome. Saw her open up for the Allman Brothers a few years back. She\'s a rock-n-roller!
She seems to be over-accentuating the raw twang that she has. I mean, her voice is fine, but when she draws \"reeeaaaalll\", etc., it just seems overdone. -3 for that.
There\'s already one Courtney Love in this world, and that\'s one too many. :frustrated:
I love her voice! I think it\'s raw and real and not smoothed over by studio equipment. Plus, I grew up in the south and I love all her references to that region, like New Orleans, Lake Ponchatrain, etc.
her voice drives me nuts! i can appreciate the fact that she is doing some new things for alt. country or whatever you want to call it, but i can\'t stand her TWANG!
Complete and utter crapola. Not that there\'s anything wrong with that!
Great Lucinda track. Pick up the album; very diverse set of music. She\'s kind of a female Neil Young - willing to take some chances and do some different things. Keep on rockin\' Lu
Originally Posted by zevon: Thought this was Courtney Love.
I was just thinking the same thing.
Originally Posted by laprincessa: Hate to break it to ya folks, but Lucinda has always sounded like this. This IS Lucinda at her finest. She is AMAZING live -- before you complain about her live recordings, go see her live THEN make your comments.
AMEN!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
This is hilarious. Every line of the verses she's singing it in the EXACTLY same manner. And after the fifty-eleventh line I can't stop laughing and have to turn it off... :(
Thought this was Courtney Love.
LOVE Lucinda! :bounce:
Originally Posted by ToolRulz: Pretty good tune.Reminds me of a female Bruce Springsteen. :)
Female Bruce Springstein, So Hot Right Now. ;)
I\'ve heard this song here now a coupla times and I couldn\'t figure out why it sounded somewhat familiar. I keep seeing refs to this song sounding Stones-like...huh...I finally figured out what I think it sounds like...having lived in Austin, TX for a long time I think she sounds like an Alejandro Escovedo wannabe!!! This song would suit his style...anyway, I really like it! :D
Originally Posted by laprincessa: Hate to break it to ya folks, but Lucinda has always sounded like this. This IS Lucinda at her finest. She is AMAZING live -- before you complain about her live recordings, go see her live THEN make your comments.
Exactly right. This is more a return to her very early style (more blues oriented) than some of her later work. Great stuff!
Originally Posted by KevDogRedux: I'm with you. I liked "Carwheels on a Gravel Road" immensely, but here she just seems to be trying too hard to sound out of key, slurry, and "hip." She is in danger of becoming a parody of herself. Sort of like Gilda Radner doing Patti Smith.
Hate to break it to ya folks, but Lucinda has always sounded like this. This IS Lucinda at her finest. She is AMAZING live -- before you complain about her live recordings, go see her live THEN make your comments.
I like this. The first time I saw Lucinda was on a small stage at a \'98 Lilith fair show. She blew me away at that show and is always does live. This song reminds me of Lucinda live: raw and unpolished. Didn\'t realize her album was out, but I\'ll have to pick this up now. Kevin
It seems she and the guitarplayer try to sound like Keith Richards, but it probably takes that sort of life and of course talent, to make that work. Not recommended to do so, cause most people won\'t manage to live that sort of life.
I adore Lucinda but this song...well, maybe she was having a bad day or something. Her voice sounds faint and watered down. :??:
Originally Posted by JCJ: I dont know guys, the vocals are very weak. Sounds like a drunk Sheryl Crow
I'm with you. I liked "Carwheels on a Gravel Road" immensely, but here she just seems to be trying too hard to sound out of key, slurry, and "hip." She is in danger of becoming a parody of herself. Sort of like Gilda Radner doing Patti Smith.
The more I hear Lucinda, the more I like her. She has a tremendous range of musical mood, with an unmistakable style woven through each.
She has the vocal range of Bob Dylan but without the originality.
Pretty good tune.Reminds me of a female Bruce Springsteen. :)
Thank you! Thank you! :bounce:
I dont know guys, the vocals are very weak. Sounds like a drunk Sheryl Crow
Disagree with you both - I think it's the best song on the album! I'm amazed at the songs and sounds she comes up with.
Originally Posted by gypsy222: I agree!! Now this song, I really kind of dig. This is the kind of Lucinda I like. :notworthy:
Country rock is back thanks to Lucinda. I hope she sticks around. :D
Originally Posted by hcg11: THanks for playing new stuff by Lucinda that is not that song "Righteously"!! :)
I agree!! Now this song, I really kind of dig. This is the kind of Lucinda I like. :notworthy:
how good is this! every song on this cd is great and that can't be said about many.CAR WHEELS was excellent, ESSENCE was better and WORLD WITHOUT TEARS is absolutely brilliant. lucinda williams handles the blues end of country better than anyone. best female singer-songwriter in america today.
THanks for playing new stuff by Lucinda that is not that song \"Righteously\"!! :)