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Alpinestars — Carbon Kid (w/ Brian Molko)
Album: White Noise
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 1521









Released: 2002
Length: 6:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Image image you do what you want
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Image image you do what you want
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You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram

Image image we're leaving the ground
Image image we're leaving the ground
Image image we're leaving the ground

Image image we'll never be found
Image image we'll never be found
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You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram
With a sinister diagram
Sinister diagram

And when this half is over
And we claim our second skin
We can compliment each other
On the state that we are in

And when we leave this place forever
And we're floating round in space
Take the easy way to heaven
With a smile upon your face

You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram

Image image you do what you want
Image image you do what you want
Image image you do what you want

You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram
You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram
You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram
You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram

Sinister diagram
You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram
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 TheKing2 wrote:


indeed, but more repetative
 
The abum is White Noise. What are you trying to cure?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2ENEL7VNsE

Heavy Placebo
 Krid wrote:
Placebo?
 

indeed, but more repetative
Worst song of a pretty good album.
Placebo?
Were the lyrics written by an A.I.?

To quote Noam Chomsky "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
I don't get the lyrics but I like the groove.
 gjeeg wrote:
I'd like to see this sinister diagram.
I could use one, fer sure.

 
The Washington Post has you covered: 


Sinister-Diagram
Yes sir I like it
beat the carbon kid with mirror...
"You're a carbon kid with a sinister diagram".

I just love that line.
A great loud way to finish a long wet day guiding on the hills of the English Lake District
One part of me says this song could be used for torture.  The other part of me asks am I missing some higher Art?
Guilty pleasure. Maybe. 
sissies tryin to sound badazz
some sort of riff on Killin in the Name Of
 icuski2 wrote:

You must be floating round in space taking the easy way to heaven with a smile upon your face. {#Tongue}

 
Image image no mostly I'm just sitting here wondering image image if maybe I lost my diagram image image in my last move and why image image so many lines of this song start with "image image".
this song gets me marching with the madness...{#Fire}
 dwhayslett wrote:
I used to have a sinister diagram, but I can't find it now. 

 
You must be floating round in space taking the easy way to heaven with a smile upon your face. {#Tongue}
I used to have a sinister diagram, but I can't find it now. 
 moodfood wrote:
  these guys ROCK.. {#Bananajam} {#Drummer}

 
Definitely a toe tapper!
Struggling to get past his weak thin voice....? Sounds like he's 12 in a garage band.  Music is pretty good however...
The worst song of a very interesting album.
Aye,  reminds me an Easter scene with meta eyes.
Pretty good 
  these guys ROCK.. {#Bananajam} {#Drummer}
Had me by the second bar. 11.
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Another purchase.... darn you, RP.

 
Bought this a decade ago—worth every penny.
wow cool rocker man! I need to find a really wild happy face emoji   (o-fuck it  : )
Always dug this spooky wild rocker! If Rush would've had Molko — wow... The incendiary lyrics are cryptic and obscure, but it seems to be about someone really bent, with plans to build a nuclear bomb; Carbon-based life forms do not fare well in a gamma-ray breeze.
It is most amusing to read some of the political comments from 2008.   

At the risk of alienating absolutely everybody, somebody else could have been president and the US still would have made most of the mistakes committed by GW Bush, Jr.

Lots of those bad decisions were the result of hyper-vigilant mass hysteria. 

Except the tax cuts.  That was simply conservative Americans trying to emulate South American Neo-Marxist populists. 

 
What? Bose? Sounds like noise in a tunnel. Bring on the Bowers & Wilkins!
 dedawson wrote:
Love it.   Looooooove it.

 
Another purchase.... darn you, RP.
 xnavy wrote:


Orange Sunshine

 
teleport me por favor:P
 sandymac2010 wrote:


Top down..check
Headlights off..check
Bose on full..check
A bag of something and two people i don't know..check
We take off at midnight
 

Orange Sunshine
 sandymac2010 wrote:


Top down..check
Headlights off..check
Bose on full..check
A bag of something and two people i don't know..check
We take off at midnight

 
LOL...

 Jeff09 wrote:


I'll bring the hallucinogens!

 

Top down..check
Headlights off..check
Bose on full..check
A bag of something and two people i don't know..check
We take off at midnight

 plaice3 wrote:

Take me with you ...
 

I'll bring the hallucinogens!

Love it.   Looooooove it.
 sandymac2010 wrote:

I'm speeding down a country lane in the middle of the night. The top is down on the car and I'm driving by the light of a full moon with the headlights off and this song is BLASTING over the Bose.  What?  It could happen.

 
Take me with you ...

 DaveInVA wrote:
Whats this about a sinister diaphragm?
 
You had to say that didn't you? Now I'll never hear the correct lyrics in my head ever again.

I'm speeding down a country lane in the middle of the night. The top is down on the car and I'm driving by the light of a full moon with the headlights off and this song is BLASTING over the Bose.  What?  It could happen.



Whats this about a sinister diaphragm?
 AdyMiles wrote:
sounds like a Robbie Williams b side
 
lol.   Robbie Williams dreams of writing and performing an A side as good as this.   But he can't write, strum, tinkle ivories, read music, dance - in fact in can't do very much at all apart from wear a silly smirk to 'perfom' to his X factor level audience.  That's where he belongs, until a panto season finally gets him on the end of the pier - or hopefully off the end.
{#Naughty}
Brian Molko on other hand possibly has a tad more talent, bearing in mind this was a throwaway track with Alpine back in 2002, and his output with Placebo since that time.  (whilst robbie just wanted to 'feel')

Still sounds good to me.{#Dancingbanana_2}

EDIT: mercifully RP is a Robbie Williams free zone - long may it stay that way.{#Notworthy}


 gobits wrote:

we have finally gone from an Abomination to an Obamanation... Yay!!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 



Yippee!!!


Nice wake-up track.

I'm feeling sinister. 
sounds like a Robbie Williams b side
Really nice segue from Quicksilver Messenger Service, Bill.

No real comparison to Nicky Hopkins here, but still, it worked very well. 
A lot of blind Party loyalty displayed in this thread. Hopefully that ignorance, more than anything else, is what will change in the upcoming years.

I used to hate this song with a passion. I rated it a 2. With time I've learned to tolerate the tune, and perhaps to like it, even.

I won't change my rating until I figure out how much I truly like it, though.
 horstman wrote:
It's going to take like 5 or 6 presidents to clean up the mess that last President made fuckin up this planet! The Clintons erased the national debt in just 8 years and Bush Hole has made it so many times bigger than his Dad and Reagan did in almost half the time. There are no small losers and we lost this one big time!
 
we have finally gone from an Abomination to an Obamanation... Yay!!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
I'd like to see this sinister diagram.
I could use one, fer sure.

 horstman wrote:


It's going to take like 5 or 6 presidents to clean up the mess that last President made fuckin up this planet! The Clintons erased the national debt in just 8 years and Bush Hole has made it so many times bigger than his Dad and Reagan did in almost half the time.

There are no small losers and we lost this one big time!
 

Let the healing begin... tick, tick, tick — Bye G.W.!!!{#Clap} 

Don't ex-presidents normally have libraries built in their honor...?

"Well George, if you want, we can name a new crayola after you... Or perhaps a bubble gum museum...?" Enjoy your retirement — we deserve it!
garthwb wrote:
It requires a huge effort, actually... To make that much of a mess. The next president has his/her work cut out to clean it up, that's for sure!
It's going to take like 5 or 6 presidents to clean up the mess that last President made fuckin up this planet! The Clintons erased the national debt in just 8 years and Bush Hole has made it so many times bigger than his Dad and Reagan did in almost half the time. There are no small losers and we lost this one big time!
MrGreg wrote:
Is this the singer from Technotronic?
Irony? He's from Placebo, in case you're seriously asking.
SpamNRice wrote:
Li'l George (LG): Daddy? Big George (BG): Yes li'l George? LG: Am I really an idiot? BG: Yes you are George, but don't worry the people still re-elected you! LG: Yeah, but didn't you say they were like sheep or something? Do they care? Can I really do this? BG: No worries son, you're a (my) carbon-kid... Here, check out my diagram of how to ruin this country -- I think you'll like it -- it doesn't require a lot of effort on your part. LG: I love my daddy! :frustrated:
It requires a huge effort, actually... To make that much of a mess. The next president has his/her work cut out to clean it up, that's for sure!
SpamNRice wrote:
Li'l George (LG): Daddy? Big George (BG): Yes li'l George? LG: Am I really an idiot? BG: Yes you are George, but don't worry the people still re-elected you! LG: Yeah, but didn't you say they were like sheep or something? Do they care? Can I really do this? BG: No worries son, you're a (my) carbon-kid... Here, check out my diagram of how to ruin this country -- I think you'll like it -- it doesn't require a lot of effort on your part. LG: I love my daddy! :frustrated:
:lol:
Is this the singer from Technotronic?
And I thought I was bored! Kinda cool, but, um... shouldn't you be doing something? Or not... :high-five: Otomi wrote:
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Li'l George (LG): Daddy? Big George (BG): Yes li'l George? LG: Am I really an idiot? BG: Yes you are George, but don't worry the people still re-elected you! LG: Yeah, but didn't you say they were like sheep or something? Do they care? Can I really do this? BG: No worries son, you're a (my) carbon-kid... Here, check out my diagram of how to ruin this country -- I think you'll like it -- it doesn't require a lot of effort on your part. LG: I love my daddy! :frustrated:
prickelpit96 wrote:
Extraordinary! :clap:
I completely agree! :yes:
Extraordinary! :clap:
Superb!
Though I am not fully into this song yet, I think that I could really end up liking it. Good beats, good sounds.
Mmmmmm Hmmmmm. Rock out.
:umbrella: Coooooooooool!
Why did I think for a brief moment this was RHCP? :eh:
horstman wrote:
Bought it on that "wrongful" Russian site : allofmp3 for pennies and it rips just fine (considering its a rip off from the get go)! :cheesygrin:
You got that right! Allofmp3 is the bomb! When will the RIAA get it through their heads that an album is, in fact, worth about $2?
Pet Shop Boys with guitars?
kaleb wrote:
This song is on the Xbox 360's Project Gotham Racing 3. Makes me think of racing everytime I hear it. :motor:
You should check out the Meatmen "War of the Superbikes". The pinnacle of racing tunes, although close to 20 y.o. now...
Well, this is getting me pumped!
YAY! I must've missed this song. I was hoping that's what this was when it started. Always a good sign.
IMAGEIMAGE you're hittin' the ground.... you're a carbon kid with .... :bananasplit: :cowboy: :motor: I LIKE this: SOLID 9
RP introduced me to another great sounding song!! rockin tune - doesn't sound anything like Rush - sounds like brian molko singing over some super rhythmic rock n roll jams. it's in there around a 7 or 8 . . . might go higher as it grows on me.
I liked Alpinestars until I discovered Kasabian's first album. It's a lot like this but better. Now Alpinestars doesn't seem so good.
lsherida wrote:
Careful. I bought it, and it's a broken CD... anti-copy nonsense that makes ripping it difficult.
Bought it on that "wrongful" Russian site : allofmp3 for pennies and it rips just fine (considering its a rip off from the get go)! :cheesygrin:
lsherida wrote:
Careful. I bought it, and it's a broken CD... anti-copy nonsense that makes ripping it difficult.
Irony, thy name is Internet...
Nothing incredible here, but for some reason I dig it. Pretty groovy!
lsherida wrote:
Careful. I bought it, and it's a broken CD... anti-copy nonsense that makes ripping it difficult.
Hmmm........ I had no problem ripping it. I use AudioGrabber.
NutsyUK wrote:
I REALLY need to get this album... Iv loved everything i herd from it so far :D And yes this is a great mix :)
Careful. I bought it, and it's a broken CD... anti-copy nonsense that makes ripping it difficult.
sjuttiosju wrote:
same thought here.
No, it is just Placebo's singer.
I REALLY need to get this album... Iv loved everything i herd from it so far :D And yes this is a great mix :)
mavi wrote:
Placebo ???
same thought here.
Awesome rhythm track!
Placebo ???
and after the show, the singer says: "yeah, like, let's go snow boarding, bro-bra. fer sure."
could care less what the lyrics are, just like the spirit of this one. reminds me of the vines' "drive".
Rush just called from the 80's, they want their sound back.
toker wrote:
I know there must be a message in this song. :eyes:
kingfish2004 wrote:
Yea driving 90 MPH down the road with the windows down, and the radio REALLY loud
Yup! :motor: :motor: :motor:
I don't get this song, but it really rocks!
Brian Molko, oh how I love thee...
I was a little premature in giving my previous sucky vote for this song. It's not half bad. I'm grumpy today so I'll try to refrain from further comments. :silenced:
toker wrote:
I know there must be a message in this song. :eyes:
Yea driving 90 MPH down the road with the windows down, and the radio REALLY loud
So I'm a carbon kid with a sinister diagram. So what.
I know there must be a message in this song. :eyes:
weevilkinevil wrote:
this sucks
Nope..it rocks..
WARP FACTOR 6 Mr. Scott! :war: :guitarist: :bananajam:
this sucks
This song is on the Xbox 360's Project Gotham Racing 3. Makes me think of racing everytime I hear it. :motor:
Don't know about diagrams, but I've been working on cultivating sinister eyebrows. :evil:
Typical case of style over substance.
:think: Think I should buy this CD! :yes:
pedro wrote:
molko is my favorite androgynous rock star.
Mine too :guitarist: well... back in time, David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust also.
Why? Why?!? Why can't I download this from iTunes!?!?
Give me more!!!! :drummer:
This rawks! Love the drums and the rest of the rhythm section. :drummer:
:wall: :grumpy: :frustrated:
molko is my favorite androgynous rock star.
um... yeah, thats because the featured singer is from Placebo. byrd wrote:
I totally agree. I actually thought that this WAS Placebo until about half way through the song when I actually looked at the now playing list here at RP.
spaceman wrote:
You're just jealous because you don't have one of those sinister diagrams.
LOL
Wonder if he knows the Hydrogen Kid ?
Yes, the lyrics are silly but the music is good. Maybe someday I should thank my colleague for annoying me so much with his hit chart music that I have to grab my earphones and cancel it out with Radio Paradise, where I hear music I would otherwise never have heard. :music:
WonderLizard wrote:
Great set: Chemical Bros., Iggy, Alpinestars...
Looks like the set list has just been repeated 4 months later. Chemical Bros., Iggy, Alpinestars in the same order. Weird... brofe wrote:
Vocals reminded me of Placebo in parts.
I totally agree. I actually thought that this WAS Placebo until about half way through the song when I actually looked at the now playing list here at RP.
Never heard this until now. Great semi-industrial power song with strong production and wild nonsense lyrics.
Darkmatter wrote:
One wonders. This is among the worst lyrics I have ever heard. Almost laughable. :p
If it's Dylan it's usually meaningful. But I'm a total Yes fan, and sometimes the lyrics are all about the phonetics.
:dance: :bounce: :bounce:
One of the best intros Ive heard.
physicsgenius wrote:
"Carbon kid with a sinister diagram"? Like....the Krebs Cycle?
That darn Kreb's Cycle....and its sinister ways. I can't stand either the Kreb's or this song.
Pyro wrote:
Sick of this one, I am.
Talking like Yoda you are. ;-) With a sinister diagram am I a carbon kid. Too bad I detest Placebo. Yoda would disembowel Molko.