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Admiral Freebee — Rags'n'run
Album: Admiral Freebee
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6.2

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Total ratings: 283









Released: 2003
Length: 4:32
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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People in the comments need to find another place to vent.
Harmonica is the highlight.  The drum machine is tedious. Ho Hum rating
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Why does everyone these days seem to think falsetto is the thing?  Please stop it, trendy types.

 
Come on, Mr. Daidy: certainly not "everyone" thinks that.  Anyhow, this song is almost 15 years old - not really from "these days".
Well I'll join in on the "sounds like" procession that's going on here - sounds like some pervert in the bushes trying to lure his next victim
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Why does everyone these days seem to think falsetto is the thing?  Please stop it, trendy types.

 
It's OK that you hate falsetto, but everything else about what you just said is silly.

Falsetto predates the 16th century and has been annoying its critics in every era of music that I'm aware of. 
Why does everyone these days seem to think falsetto is the thing?  Please stop it, trendy types.
Sounds a whole lot like Karl Wallinger, which is why I like the sound of this tune, I think.
 thewiseking wrote:
sounds like a castrated neil young.
not a pleasant visual.
not pleasant to listen to either.
 
{#Clap}
 wmstadler wrote:
Another musician who picked up the harmonica for the first time and with very little practice recorded it on a major release. It's an insult to REAL harmonica players everywhere. You wouldn't do that with any other instrument...would you?

 

Actually singers do all the time.  Very few are professionally trained, yet somehow it doesn't really matter when it comes to rock, pop or folk music.  Just like harmonica playing.


Just a classic, enjoy it everytime I listen to it.
shayde wrote:
You know, I was fine with this until the falsetto "Waiting on a... miracle!" bit toward the end, and that just throws me totally into 'eye-roll' mode. Ew.
Zwannabee
mindpunk wrote:
well i don`t get the whole "sounds like - issues" isn't there more to new music than drawing comparisons... ">
Sure there's more, but one can't help but notice if something sounds like something else. This instantly reminded me of Neil Young. Anyway, it's not necessarily bad if someone sounds like someone else...every artist has their influences. But somehow the originality factor really matters a lot to me when appreciating any kind of art, and usually I don't like it when someone sounds too much like someone else, especially the music. I guess this guy can't help it if his voice is like Neil's. But I've heard blatant U2 and Talking Heads "sound alikes" on RP that to me were more like ripping off or copying, the opposite of originality.
Another musician who picked up the harmonica for the first time and with very little practice recorded it on a major release. It's an insult to REAL harmonica players everywhere. You wouldn't do that with any other instrument...would you?
psycholynx wrote:
The Ending?
B-dub wrote:
hehehehe
I think you meant "Huh huh I can see that dudes weiner Beavis. "
well i don`t get the whole "sounds like - issues" isn't there more to new music than drawing comparisons... but apart from that Freebee is cool - more!">
sounds like a castrated neil young. not a pleasant visual. not pleasant to listen to either.
Reminds me of "The Weakerthans"
I kinda like this... although the lyrics aren't what I want them to be... :jump:
moshevelvul wrote:
sounds more like a World Party song to me - it's not bad.
Yeah, that's what I thought, too, and I rushed over to see if there was some new stuff out. No such luck, but I like this. I do wish Karl Wallinger would get off his duff and produce something new.
sounds like the voice of Josh Rouse.
moshevelvul wrote:
sounds more like a World Party song to me - it's not bad.
:yes: 8.
mrselfdestruct wrote:
His falsetto sounds like he's joking.
Yeah, was hanging tight at "mediocre" until that falsetto kicked in... not a good addition.
DarkStar wrote:
Sounds like Neil Young on Prairie Wind :ask:
Sounds like Neil Young after inhaling helium!
moshevelvul wrote:
sounds more like a World Party song to me - it's not bad.
Was thinking the same thing.....
Sounds like Neil Young on Prairie Wind :ask:
His falsetto sounds like he's joking.
spidersweb wrote:
Sound more like Ricky Ross from Scottish band Deacon Blue, even the female backing vocalists sounds similar
This *must* be a Deacon Blue trubute band.
psycholynx wrote:
The Ending?
hehehehe
The Ending?
sounds more like a World Party song to me - it's not bad.
it's like the Eels with a seriously cheap-o drum machine... otherwise not half bad, though (until that "miracle" business at the end).
I must be in a good mood tonight. I just bumped this up from a 4 to a 6, and scratched my head with a "wtf" trying to think why I gave this a 4 in the first place. Reminds me a little of Mick Jagger, oddly. Wait, there's that falsetto - not liking that. Still, I'll stick with my 6.
mrselfdestruct wrote:
I completely agree.
Ditto! Man - trying to sound like Neil Young or something? What a way to ruin a song.
shayde wrote:
You know, I was fine with this until the falsetto "Waiting on a... miracle!" bit toward the end, and that just throws me totally into 'eye-roll' mode. Ew.
I completely agree.
You know, I was fine with this until the falsetto "Waiting on a... miracle!" bit toward the end, and that just throws me totally into 'eye-roll' mode. Ew.
Well, this is why I love RP: I never heard of this band, and now that I have, it's nothing I would buy. But that doesn't mean I don't like it. It's fine. It's great to hear on the radio, but it just doesn't reach that "gotta-have" threshold. 6.
It also reminded me of `something', so I read the posts. Indeed it was Deacon Blue. Most Excellent.
blkstd wrote:
neil young my patoot. this guy can sing.
absolutely, and their live performances are very strong as well! 8)
RTK wrote:
Good nursing song... mommy of two. Two-year old adds: "I like harmonica... I be right back--get my harmonica."
sweet.
neil young my patoot. this guy can sing.
Sound more like Ricky Ross from Scottish band Deacon Blue, even the female backing vocalists sounds similar
red5_bc wrote:
Kinda a Neil Young -ish sound, especially at the end.
I thought it was new Neil until I checked the list!!
Kinda a Neil Young -ish sound, especially at the end.
Very nice! Lets hear more from this man/group/admiral.
:clap: made in belgium! thanks to whoever uploaded this :notworthy:
Lovely.
Good nursing song... mommy of two. Two-year old adds: "I like harmonica... I be right back--get my harmonica."
Sounds like a less edgy Eels perhaps. I like it.