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The Dandy Warhols — Plan A
Album: Welcome to The Monkey House
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Total ratings: 1960









Released: 2003
Length: 3:53
Plays (last 30 days): 3
All of us
All of us sing about it
All of us
Sing about it
All of us
All of us sing about it
All of us
Sing about it
All of us
All of us sing about it
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All of us
All of us sing about it
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All of us
All of us sing about it
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All of us
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There must be some kind of planet
For all the people who can manage
All of us who can handle it
With all of this damage
All of us
All of us sing about it
All of us
Sing about it
There must be some kind of message
Simple but somehow impressive
Anyone who can think of something
Come on now just express it

There must be some kind of planet
For all the people who can manage
All of us who can handle it
With all of this damage

All of us
All of us sing about it
All of us
Sing about it
All of us
All of us sing about it
All of us
Sing about it
All of us
All of us sing about it
All of us
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All of us
All of us sing about it
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All of us sing about it
All of us
Sing about it
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Sing at the bottom of your heart.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzuV8d...
all of us sing about it but not all of us are getting any of it 
Funny how plandemic makes this song sound better (kudos to RP Master). From a 1 to a 6. Cheers then!!
 kleo wrote:
Like it.. with bread such  ♥️ ass as but ter
 
I'll have some of what you've taken!
Like it.. with bread such  ♥️ ass as but ter
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
The cover is all about opening a banana on the right side, like monkeys do ... Humans had better to watch monkeys. 
 
So you say, but I have yet to find the side that has the zipper on it.

And just what would Kurt Vonnegut think of this?

Welcome to the Monkey House
Such a wonderful, happy play list this afternoon! Thank you for cheering me up!
Sweeet ...
did they have a Plan B?
An interesting band with really groovy back beats!
It is totally unfair to the group, but every Dandy Warhols song reminds me of Veronica Mars.  Not that that is a bad thing.
  There is something of Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg in this...
the Dandies are amazing in concert! Both times I saw them in Sacramento they played in really small venues
It's like dejavu, I think this how I planned my escape.
Is this Jimmy Somerville in disguise? ;-)
 rdo wrote:


There are no recorded cases in history of any notable artist refusing compensation for performing, except for charity events, which is a vanity payment.  It just doesn't happen.  



https://breadandpuppet.org 
experience a Bread and Puppet event  

 fredriley wrote:
Is that Jimmy Somerville guesting on vocals? ;-)

 
Heh, I was reading something on another tab and clicked back on to this site to see who was playing, thinking the same thing :)
                This is some kind of Planit all universe.
                This is some kind of Plan B multiverse.
                      Within all looks pretty inverse.
 rdo wrote:


There are no recorded cases in history of any notable artist refusing compensation for performing, except for charity events, which is a vanity payment.  It just doesn't happen. 

 
Chumbawumba and the Flying Pickets (to name but two) come immediately to mind as Leftie bands who regularly performed at political events for free. Indeed, some of Chumbawumba's ultra fans got the serious hump when the band's hit Tubthumping hit the charts and they made some money out of it, when the ultras accused them of "selling out".

See also sockpuppet's excellent post from an artist's viewpoint. Pop artistes are people too...
Is that Jimmy Somerville guesting on vocals? ;-)
The cover is all about opening a banana on the right side, like monkeys do ... Humans had better to watch monkeys. 
Love this band! Just what RP needs, more music with a wickedly good sense of humor.
 squidish wrote:

Cover art is by my buddy Ron English - popaganda.com

 
Can I be your buddy, please?

Then I would also be the buddy of Ron English and maybe even the band! No...?

Otherwise I will ask the Pretenders! 
Great concert in Cologne last week!

Recommandable - very much so! 
 SockPuppet wrote:

On January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave their final public performance ... for free.

Anyway, as a successful professional artist, I can tell you that riches — including "vanity payment" — are not the measure of artistic success.  Artistic success is when your creation turns out similiar to the vision you had in the first place, or is even better in surprising ways.  My big successful moment isn't when someone hands me a check, or a contract to sign (that is when I feel a success as a businessperson, not as an artist).  It isn't even when people visibly enjoy the work and applaud, or when reading positive reviews.  It's when I walk around and around and around my creation, alone, usually in the middle of the night, admiring and enjoying it myself.  That is why I am an artist.  If it were just about the money, I would have gone into law and then politics, instead of writing and visual arts.

The reality of making a living as a professional artist is a lot more complicated, mentally and emotionally and financially, than your post implies.
 
 
As an artist blacksmith, albeit not a professional one, I have to say that I agree here with SockPuppet and think he did an excellent job summarizing how an artist feels about her/his work and when they feel most successful as an artist.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Of course! The banana is obvious, but I never made the zipper connection before.

 
Cover art is by my buddy Ron English - popaganda.com
 rdo wrote:
There are no recorded cases in history of any notable artist refusing compensation for performing, except for charity events, which is a vanity payment.  It just doesn't happen.  The only possible case on record is Tolstoy, who famously gave much of his fortune away to his serfs.

 
On January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave their final public performance ... for free.

Anyway, as a successful professional artist, I can tell you that riches -- including "vanity payment" -- are not the measure of artistic success.  Artistic success is when your creation turns out similiar to the vision you had in the first place, or is even better in surprising ways.  My big successful moment isn't when someone hands me a check, or a contract to sign (that is when I feel a success as a businessperson, not as an artist).  It isn't even when people visibly enjoy the work and applaud, or when reading positive reviews.  It's when I walk around and around and around my creation, alone, usually in the middle of the night, admiring and enjoying it myself.  That is why I am an artist.  If it were just about the money, I would have gone into law and then politics, instead of writing and visual arts.

The reality of making a living as a professional artist is a lot more complicated, mentally and emotionally and financially, than your post implies.
 
Nice song, but needed more verses.
 Proclivities wrote:
I imagine this cover is an obvious nod to two iconic album covers, which both happened to have been designed by an artist/designer whom this band's name bears an uncanny resemblance to.
 
Of course! The banana is obvious, but I never made the zipper connection before.
My sentiments exactly!
 fredriley wrote:

Because they can get so remote from their roots that their material becomes bland and generic. Because major success brings enormous pressures to tailor their output to 'audiences' to increase sales. Because they can become ruled by record corporations looking to blandify the 'product'. Because they get 'recuperated by The Spectacle', their rebellion and edge removed, repackaged in acceptable formats, and resold to the very streets it came from at a hefty premium.

"What other kind of success is there?"

You do have a very limited view of life. Money isn't everything, nor does every artist think that it is. Or even every ordinary person.

 

Snore, snore.  So Fred, what other type of success is there?  I repeat the question.  There are no performers played here, on this station, or any station, who are not successful artists. The all have been paid and accepted money for their talent.  I did not say it was the only motivation, but the word success in the present context means selling records and tickets to humanoids.  There are no recorded cases in history of any notable artist refusing compensation for performing, except for charity events, which is a vanity payment.  It just doesn't happen.  The only possible case on record is Tolstoy, who famously gave much of his fortune away to his serfs.  On closer review, it was not really such a great act.  Count Tolstoy lived most of his life in immense wealth and only in very old age did he start to divest. His wife and family fought vigorously for the rights to his work.
Love me some Dandies!{#Bananapiano}
 planet3one9 wrote:
I'm so glad bill likes the dandy's ... They are so fun !!
  Agreed 100%


Too good - 9 > 10
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
I think this cover art is a blatant suck-up to RP.
 rdo wrote:

How can a band be cursed by commercial success? 
 
Because they can get so remote from their roots that their material becomes bland and generic. Because major success brings enormous pressures to tailor their output to 'audiences' to increase sales. Because they can become ruled by record corporations looking to blandify the 'product'. Because they get 'recuperated by The Spectacle', their rebellion and edge removed, repackaged in acceptable formats, and resold to the very streets it came from at a hefty premium.

"What other kind of success is there?"

You do have a very limited view of life. Money isn't everything, nor does every artist think that it is. Or even every ordinary person.
What did Kurt Vonnegut think of the album?
 rdo wrote:

How can a band be cursed by commercial success?  What other kind of success is there?  Broke, penniless, obscure, sitting-on-a-street-corner-busking success?  Some group performing for their cats, dogs, friends and relatives only?  Is that success? Is there a music scene that I don't know about that has performers who do not want their music to be appreciated, and who do not want to be remunerated?  How do these notions get traction? 

It's a freaking pose.  Don't be so gullible. 
 
No. They mean that the fact that they get a lot of airplay means, to some, that they suck. It's a hardship most good bands live with. I could list a dozen bands with amazing catalogues that are cursed because, for the mere fact that they are good, they are panned by the critics, particularly this bunch of critics. A band that succeeds must be crap or must have sold out, the quality of thier music means little compared to our ability to say they suck. 
boooooooooooooooring.
 Carl wrote:
Maybe one of the best examples of a band that has been blessed/cursed with commercial success. They certainly have an appealing sound (to me, anyway); their songs are really catchy. The ones I hear on RP (Bill's filter Rules) I generally rate high. I vaguely recall them from their day but was too preoccupied to notice then. Now that I have the leisure to appreciate them (and all the other RP fare), I count TDW among my favs.
 
How can a band be cursed by commercial success?  What other kind of success is there?  Broke, penniless, obscure, sitting-on-a-street-corner-busking success?  Some group performing for their cats, dogs, friends and relatives only?  Is that success? Is there a music scene that I don't know about that has performers who do not want their music to be appreciated, and who do not want to be remunerated?  How do these notions get traction? 

It's a freaking pose.  Don't be so gullible. 
 Carl wrote:
Maybe one of the best examples of a band that has been blessed/cursed with commercial success. They certainly have an appealing sound (to me, anyway); their songs are really catchy. The ones I hear on RP (Bill's filter Rules) I generally rate high. I vaguely recall them from their day but was too preoccupied to notice then. Now that I have the leisure to appreciate them (and all the other RP fare), I count TDW among my favs.
 
What Carl said.
Maybe one of the best examples of a band that has been blessed/cursed with commercial success. They certainly have an appealing sound (to me, anyway); their songs are really catchy. The ones I hear on RP (Bill's filter Rules) I generally rate high. I vaguely recall them from their day but was too preoccupied to notice then. Now that I have the leisure to appreciate them (and all the other RP fare), I count TDW among my favs.
Was reading something else, I noticed I was jiving to this unconsciously. It's groovy, it'll move yo hips if you let it. Let it.
 Stingray wrote:
GOOD BAND - STUPID SONG!
 



all the songs are kinda stupid, good band tho .. how does that work?
I'm so glad bill likes the dandy's ... They are so fun !!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 
+
sticky fingers = 3

I imagine this cover is an obvious nod to two iconic album covers, which both happened to have been designed by an artist/designer whom this band's name bears an uncanny resemblance to.
Can't believe I hadn't rated this previously: 9+

You have a banana in your ear.
What?

You have a banana in your ear.
WHAT?
YOU HAVE A BANANA IN YOUR EAR!
I CAN"T HEAR YOU, I HAVE A BANANA IN MY EAR !

Never heard this before. Don't know if I like it...{#Jump} but I can't stop my toes from tapping along !
 oreo737 wrote:
Just the kind of music I like to hear on RP.
 
yes, much better than the alternative

Just the kind of music I like to hear on RP.
I'm really getting to like this band.
quote willb:
"This song always makes me think that Jimmy Somerville joined the Dandy's."

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Ha-haaaaaa...!

EXACTLY!
PREFECTLY TRUE!
This is how it sounds and feels like!
VERY DISAPPOINTING SONG!

TRUTH IS:
"BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU"
is a song anybody dreams about writing.
A SUPERHIT (so-to-speak) and part of my
ALL-TIME TOP-10 SONGS - EVER!

TRUTH IS FURTHER:
The band has another 2-3 VERY GOOD
and a small (!) handfull of reasonable songs.

THE ULTIMATE TRUTH IS:
ALL THE REST IS RATHER SHITTY
and very-very Somervillish-kinda-bull!

MY TRUTH IS!
I STILL LIKE THEM AS A BAND!
 

GOOD BAND - STUPID SONG!

repetitive. dumb. waste of air.
 willb wrote:
This song always makes me think that Jimmy Somerville joined the Dandy's.
 
As Zia's left boob?

 bobcat1963 wrote:
wat een dom liedje
 
How so?

wat een dom liedje
 countyman wrote:


BUY the cd and read the liner notes.
 
{#Rolleyes} Get real.

Great set Bill.

Dire Straits-Single Handed Sailor
Derek Trucks Band-Down in the flood
Ben Harper-Faded
Dandy Warhols-Plan A

Keep the great tunes rockin.
This song always makes me think that Jimmy Somerville joined the Dandy's.
 musikalia wrote:
I ripped this album from somebody else, and on my mp3 player it says featuring Simon LeBon on this track. Anybody know anything about that? Is he singing?
 

BUY the cd and read the liner notes.
I ripped this album from somebody else, and on my mp3 player it says featuring Simon LeBon on this track. Anybody know anything about that? Is he singing?
Amazing vocals, interesting songwriting, terrific production values. A definite 9 to me.
The Dandies have wedged a spot into my music collection after seeing the documentary "Dig!". Fun film, fun group.
enidualc wrote:
ctt is yummy :hungry: .
claudine, eerga i
Just Dandy!! :bounce:
agree
Hye ! Anyone feel left out ?
Yay! I love this song!
Hello :music:
K-BILLY wrote:
What are they singing about? :whistle: :cheesygrin:
sliding naked down a fifty foot razor blade.
Known them more inspired... This one is boring.
AlienRelic wrote:
I'm getting bored with this.
Time for Plan B, then.
I loves The Dandies!
plaid wrote:
No no. She's far to cute to die.
She will die.
I'm getting bored with this.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Wish I could dance like that ...
ctt is yummy :hungry: .
I've had this CD for year's now. It wasn't originally my style of music, but it grew on me. I am a Scientist! I got to live on Science alone.
What are they singing about? :whistle: :cheesygrin:
Zip up that banana immediately!
Spock...find me a strobe lite...NOW.... :guitarist:
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Against my initial instincts, I am starting to heavily dig DW.
Hate the name. cool song IMO
davin wrote:
That keyboard line is sooooooooooooo irritating.. must .. kill .. keyboard .. player.
No no. She's far to cute to die.
That keyboard line is sooooooooooooo irritating.. must .. kill .. keyboard .. player.
Great band. Nice name!
Against my initial instincts, I am starting to heavily dig DW.
cuz I like 'em yeah I like 'em I like 'em I like 'em I like 'em
Not fair! It's time for me to go home!
becoming overplayed.
Wait where's Veronica? I should see her before this...
Had me playing air drums. Simple beat but I have to say it's doing the trick.
Cornelia wrote:
this song makes me randy
When music can do that - it means you're cool.
I refer you to colleague MM13 below. freeone1 wrote:
every time i hear this all i can think is christine mcvie...does anyone else hear her here? maybe just too many years as a fleetwood fan :stupid:
every time i hear this all i can think is christine mcvie...does anyone else hear her here? maybe just too many years as a fleetwood fan :stupid:
Fine ecletic tune!
horstman wrote:
SIMPLY RED LIKE VOICE
Not that I'm a huge Simply Red fan, but this is really beyond me :think:
SIMPLY RED LIKE VOICE
Cool arrangement, obscure background vocals, nice :notworthy:
Cornelia wrote:
this song makes me randy
This song makes me Squidish. :daisy:
Cornelia wrote:
this song makes me randy
I thought your name was Cornelia! :think: I've always dug this album...one of these days I'll gather the impetus to buy it. In the meantime, quite likeable.
llj4665 wrote:
sounds like bronski beat
I dont hear that, funny you should mention them though, I just heard them on Xm on the way home the other day, the singer is WAY high pitched, I had forgotten about them.
Thank you Bill! :dancingbanana:
this song makes me randy
sounds like bronski beat
I :kiss: the Dandies!
This album to me is a sure sign summer is on it's way. Welcome, we've been waiting for you!
Bananas... everywhere... RP is perpetuating some sort of bananoid conspiracy to RULE THE WORLD!!!
Always have enjoyed the Dandys!
crowhog2000 wrote:
I double your :dance: :dance:
and add a :bounce: :dancingbanana:
I double your :dance: :dance:
Another must have from the Dee Dubs!
:dance:
mezzanine wrote:
Is that Damon Albarn from Blur singing? If not, it sounds just like him.
I believe the falsetto voice belongs to Simon Le Bon.
Have been major Dandies fan ever since I first heard them on RP 2 years ago. This album just gets better with every play.