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Alpinestars — Burning Up
Album: White Noise
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2009









Released: 2002
Length: 5:43
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The lights in all the cities have now gone
Restless hearts and minds are moving on
Baby take the best escape for all
Don't know if I'm coming back for more

Burning up again
I found my only friend
Burning up again
I found my only friend

Got to feel inside the orange sun
No hold on the borders till it's fun.
Race to please you if you start to roll,
Vanity and time will rape my soul.

Burning up again
I found my only friend
Burning up again
I found my only friend

Burning up again
I found my only friend
Burning up again
I found my only friend
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 Jakethemuss wrote:
flash gordon sound effect in here?
 
{#Lol}
Love me some didgeridoo. Even if it’s synthesized. 
flash gordon sound effect in here?
We are still burning up on the left coast, with BC & WA wildfires and CA heatwave, this tune seems truly apropos. Merci, la.
With some German lager in me and a bowl of Coal Creek Kush, this is SPECTACULARLY HYPNOTIC and I like it a lot. TRIPPY song!
Burning Up at the Burning Man? Too bad they burned the whole thing down. An EDM sh*tshow
Sounded like a not unpleasant Damon Albarn musical cul-de-sac.
{#Crown}
Sounded very much like The Mutton Birds/Don McGlashan.  I like!
Hey! A guitar lick I can actually play!   
8>9
groo-groo-groo groovee! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Hmmm have not heard much from these guys in a while and this is the 2nd tune today from the same album.
Up there with other 70s and 80s future distopian synth pop like "I lost my heart to a starship trouper"   an 8
I'm sure this is not good for my ears but every time I hear this come on while at work with my earbuds in, I turn it up ... a lot. {#Eh} 
 akdavey wrote:
I liked this band when they were called "New Order."
It's good, tho.

 
Hear that.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
More like Raydio (Jack and Jill)......

 
That's a funny song to think of; I haven't heard that tune in a long time.  However, some of those keyboard flourishes do sound reminiscent of that song.
More like Raydio (Jack and Jill)......
I liked this band when they were called "New Order."
It's good, tho.
I love turning this up in my headphones.
Love it,very  mellow. Thanks RP{#Sunny} 
 oldviolin wrote:
 fresh

I mean this in a good way--it's fresh in a 1982 vein.  This most excellent track recalls the synth-and-vocals music of that period. 
 fresh

Wonderful.

Isn't the vocalist on this song the same that sings in Syntax?

Very alike anyway.


I just changed my rating from 9 to 10. Bought the MP3 on Amazon and now I'm listening to it on repeat mode without getting bored. Reminds me of mysterious feelings I could never explain in my childhood.
I am really liking this song. I'll have to try it with the headphones. Sounds like it would be way cool like that.
I really love this song...a lot. And it's even better in headphones.
Always a fan of chords changing over a non changing sequence of bass notes. Need to rate this from 6 to 7.
Step Out of the Car/Burning Up segue – 10!
This is a well crafted song.
 Proclivities wrote:

They seem like pretty straight-forward lyrics: I don't detect any pretense.  Worser?
 

but hey...she likes nick drake elliott smith   and jimmy cliff...she can't be Alll bad!
Is that Damon Albarn singing?
 Giselle62 wrote:
this song, with it's horribly pretentious lyrics, then Guster following up with an even worser song....yuck.
 
They seem like pretty straight-forward lyrics: I don't detect any pretense.  Worser?
Good stuff here
ditto ditto that.

socalhol wrote:

Ditto that!!  I never get tired of this song - love love love it!!  Heard it first here a couple years ago, bought the album - which is pretty good, this is the best track - and such a great one it is.

  Thistle wrote:
Love this song from the second I heard it right here a few years ago.  Thanks RP!
{#Good-vibes}
  

this song, with it's horribly pretentious lyrics, then Guster following up with an even worser song....yuck.
There is a remarkable lack of negitive comments on this song.  I figured at at least someone would come on here and trash it.
like (thats me being effusive)

This slithery track, "Snow Patrol," and "Hotel Parallel" are very hip and hypno-tech atmospheric, and "Carbon Kid" just jams way beyond belief (with Brian Molko from Placebo doing some absolutely screaming vokes!)...  Always loved this, and thanks to RP for turning me onto it!

 
aspicer wrote:
Great stuff! Never heard this or of them before. How is the album? Anyone know...
 


What's it about? I don’t know. Love it though.
Great stuff! Never heard this or of them before. How is the album? Anyone know...
First time I am hearing this song
Love the background {#Dancingbanana}
yeah! burns! peter_james_bond wrote:
It burns! {#Yes}
 


I'm hearing some Bowie in the vocal track.  Layered on top of a simple yet effective beat and musical effects, it makes a really good song.

8/10 Edit:

Ok, it isn't a complicated song really, but I love it.  It's catchy without being overly poppish, has just enough going on in it to give it some depth, and simple enough that I don't have to steep (like the world's nastiest tea bag) in it before understanding it. 

It burns! {#Yes}
As a bass player I'm instantly hooked on this !
Never had a chance to listen to this at a pretty good cranked-up level before. Even trippier thataway. I like it.
the new mary and the jesus chain, yeahhh endless.......{#Angel}
Still LOVING this song !!!  {#Hearteyes} 
Nice!{#Music}
7's bout right.
 nalle wrote:
Avg. Rating 7 something, you must be kidding. {#Puke}
 
You're right!  It should be much higher!
So... I bumped my vote up.
Thanks for the reminder.  {#Lol}
Avg. Rating 7 something, you must be kidding. {#Puke}
Dancing on my chair again - this time I am alone in Office so I can hear it LOUD {#Dancingbanana}
{#Bananajam}
i've got to get this ,   not familiar with them though
 jeaster wrote:
Is this a sample of a Joy Division/New Order song?  Can't think of the title, but will post when I get to my vinyl
 
Sure sounds like it.  I don't think it is, though. Not a bad tune either way.

{#Mrgreen}
Is this a sample of a Joy Division/New Order song?  Can't think of the title, but will post when I get to my vinyl
loves that groovie drum beat
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Very cool song!
 
        {#Iamwithstupid}
 Thistle wrote:
Love this song from the second I heard it right here a few years ago.  Thanks RP!
{#Good-vibes}
 
Ditto that!!  I never get tired of this song - love love love it!!  Heard it first here a couple years ago, bought the album - which is pretty good, this is the best track - and such a great one it is.

every time I hear it, I love it more. Bill — can't we turn it up to 11 for this one? ;-){#Dancingbanana}
Very cool song!
Love this song from the second I heard it right here a few years ago.  Thanks RP!
{#Good-vibes}
very enjoyable! i like the guitar in the background. {#Good-vibes}


Keep thinking this is a Dire Straits song from twenty-five years ago.....or should be
Loving it...{#Dancingbanana}
Yep still love this
like a nitrous oxide buzz
themotion wrote:
huh? You and I must not know the same Pearl Jam.


that is one wayward soul, eh?

Love this song.  Hear it on Sirius Chill while vacationing in Vancouver, so this song always reminds me of riding through the mountains.  Another amazing find by Bill.  I also like Hotel Parallel, which is also played here.
Wallis wrote:
Reminds me a bit of later-period Pearl Jam
huh? You and I must not know the same Pearl Jam.
UltraNurd wrote:
That album cover looks like somebody had a snowspeeder accident.
Yeah, what is that thing anyway?
Nice :cowboy:
sukilau wrote:
what's up w/all the "frosty" band names? Arctic Monkeys. Snow Patrol, and now Alpine Stars? I thouhgt we were heading into global warming...oh weel , catchy tunes all the same..
I think I'll join in and name my next band "Frosty Cheeks" or "Polar Diver" or something like that.
purchased this album on an impulse - pretty satisfying trippy stuff - "hotel parallel" is another great track
up to 8. dig it
yay! :fire: :hearteyes: :fire:
Love it love it! Going to Itunes right now and buying this one!
Dude. This is surprisingly fun and delicious. Worth a look at the album.
sukilau wrote:
what's up w/all the "frosty" band names? Arctic Monkeys. Snow Patrol, and now Alpine Stars? I thouhgt we were heading into global warming...oh weel , catchy tunes all the same..
Reaction to global warming? :wink: This tune's been playing on RP longer than anything from the others, and it's still excellent and welcome.
sukilau wrote:
what's up w/all the "frosty" band names? Arctic Monkeys. Snow Patrol, and now Alpine Stars? I thouhgt we were heading into global warming...oh weel , catchy tunes all the same..
Apparently, one of the members of the band named themselves "Alpinestars" after the name of his mountain bike. Pretty bizarre but a cool name nonetheless (no pun intended)! :cheesygrin:
what's up w/all the "frosty" band names? Arctic Monkeys. Snow Patrol, and now Alpine Stars? I thouhgt we were heading into global warming...oh weel , catchy tunes all the same..
Kinda creeps up and grabs ya, for better or worse. I'm hearing a hint of Bowie in there.

Solid tune, do I hear a hint of New Order influence?
This is an excellent noise
Sure do hear some sounds from Alanis Morissette 90s stuff. I know this will not be a popular comment, but listen carefully. I first heard some of that on Crooked Little Pill.
UltraNurd wrote:
That album cover looks like somebody had a snowspeeder accident.
Things look bad for Hobie.
UltraNurd wrote:
That album cover looks like somebody had a snowspeeder accident.
Snow-cat demo derby.
PrimalJules wrote:
Hmm, don't really hear that, but was thinking more like New Order.
And I was thinking Bowie... (and I think Bill was too, as that was the lead-in)
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
HA! this CD just arrived and I just got through ripping it. I mean just now. Still in the cd drive. What a good tune.
:clap: muy bueno
Wallis wrote:
Reminds me a bit of later-period Pearl Jam
Hmm, don't really hear that, but was thinking more like New Order.
curtkare wrote:
Agreed, they somehow got it right.
I think the "somehow" is the fine singing. Nothing like a good vocal sound to make even an average song worth listening to, and this one's better than average.
Reminds me a bit of later-period Pearl Jam
That album cover looks like somebody had a snowspeeder accident.
nice groove
Love Alpinestars! This is a great song and a great album.
:dance:
Darlington wrote:
Good driving music.
This song is pretty good gettin'-it-on music too.
This song would be great for a swanky bar with cool neon lights, dim atmosphere, and drinks served in long-stemmed glasses.
I like it, but I would give it a 7 if it weren't so repetitive.
Xeric wrote:
This song is repetitive, lyrically and instrumentally, including that stupid synth riff. That's much of what I hate in a song. But I really like this one. . . :stupid:
Agreed, they somehow got it right.
Darlington wrote:
I bought it used a year or so ago. I like it. Good driving music.
Funny you mention that - Carbon Kid is on Project Gotham Racing 3 for the xbox360. It stands out for being fun to race to.
This song is repetitive, lyrically and instrumentally, including that stupid synth riff. That's much of what I hate in a song. But I really like this one. . . :stupid:
Jacksonstat wrote:
This song is just plain cool. :cool: One of my faves for sure.
Again ditto, ditto, ditto. :music:
:music: First time I've heard this band...fantastic!
:music: phat, like the kids say
the bassline is hypnotizing
Now I'm going to have to suck it up and buy the whole disc. This song makes a great counterpoint to the heavy, pounding 'Carbon Kid' track (also great).
andersja wrote:
Good song. Is the CD any good ?
I bought it used a year or so ago. I like it. Good driving music.
Always good for picking my spirits back up. :dance:
This is song is burning! Like cheese! :dance:
This song is a fine thing! :dance: :whistle:
This song is just plain cool. :cool: One of my faves for sure.
The correct answer is "hypnotic".
Good song. Is the CD any good ?