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Ryan Adams — Luminol
Album: Rock n Roll
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6.5

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Total ratings: 508









Released: 2003
Length: 3:20
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Nobody with no one to call
All this time
Hot metal as her clothes disolve
Emergency lights

It's genocide,
It's suicide

I'm spinning round the room in awe
I'm spinning round the room...

I'm floating through a room of halls
Party time
Stops breathing like a china doll
broken eyes

Its genocide,
It's suicide...

I'm spinning round the room in awe
All bloody in the luminol
I'm spinning round the room in awe
In awe, in awe, in awe...

Save my life, save my name
Save my life, save my name

Its genocide,
It's suicide...

I'm floating through a room of halls
All bloody in the luminol
I'm spinning round the room in awe
In awe (x 8)
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 Stave wrote:

I heard a story that he once stopped a concert and refused to play again until a guy in the front who'd requested "Summer of '69" was thrown out.  I'm still not sure if that makes him a thin-skinned, self-important d-bag or completely awesome. 

 

One way or the other, he seems to not grasp how to win fans with humor. 
 Exene wrote:
I hate Ryan Adams, but I really like this song. Yikes.
 
Maybe you don't h8 Ryan Adams after all. 

Mabye h8ing any musician makes no sense.
 Stave wrote:
I heard a story that he once stopped a concert and refused to play again until a guy in the front who'd requested "Summer of '69" was thrown out.  I'm still not sure if that makes him a thin-skinned, self-important d-bag or completely awesome. 
 
I vote "Completely AWESOME."
My kind of music!
A sad song (blues?)... with a kick butt rhythm.
 out_to_lunch wrote:
Wow, he's come a long way from Summer of 69.... (I keed, I keed)....

 
I heard a story that he once stopped a concert and refused to play again until a guy in the front who'd requested "Summer of '69" was thrown out.  I'm still not sure if that makes him a thin-skinned, self-important d-bag or completely awesome. 

 nagsheadlocal wrote:

This was the first Ryan Adams song I ever heard and I thought, wow, a great new act.

Unfortunately, I was wrong.

 

I'd check out Whiskeytown, just in case, before you write RA forever. That band seemed to me to keep his eraticism (not to be confused with eroticism) in check. I hear he writes tons and tons of songs and instead of throwing out the lesser ones he keeps - and records/releases - them all.
 horstman wrote:
Ah, that would be Elvis Costello there partner.
Clearly he's been watching the detectives...
 EssexTex wrote:
He's doing his best John Wayne stance on the album cover
 

Ah, that would be Elvis Costello there partner.
 Exene wrote:
I hate Ryan Adams, but I really like this song. Yikes.
 
This was the first Ryan Adams song I ever heard and I thought, wow, a great new act.

Unfortunately, I was wrong.

I hate Ryan Adams, but I really like this song. Yikes.
 coding_to_music wrote:

 
"Silent Bob" was on Jay Leno last week pitching his latest directorial effort, and it was downright scary!  He's gotta be north of 350 lbs. at this point, and there's probably no snacks left at Dante's Quick Mart...


 out_to_lunch wrote:
Wow, he's come a long way from Summer of 69....

(I keed, I keed)....


 
That was Bryan Adams.

What a random Ryan Adams song! Not his best song or album, but I still like just about anything he does...especially now w/ The Cardinals
 robadr wrote:
I hardly ever rate songs, but this deserves way more than a 6.5 So I'm giving it a solid 7
 
I see your 7 and raise you 1.  

Somebody loves him some power chords.
He's doing his best John Wayne stance on the album cover
I hardly ever rate songs, but this deserves way more than a 6.5 So I'm giving it a solid 7
Wow, he's come a long way from Summer of 69.... (I keed, I keed)....
One of my favorites of Ryan's! :guitarist:
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
Needs more fingers! :lol:
yes!!
Sounds NICE after a Pink Floyd relic!
coding_to_music wrote:
Needs more fingers! :lol:
thewiseking wrote:
nice power pop. derivative as hell, but who cares
Power-Pop is good!!!
meatbee wrote:
I don't get it either but it goes way back.
Yeah I would say pigeon-toed.'Dont know why.
teeyodi wrote:
I heard Ryan Adams once jumped into the audience and beat the crap out of someone for shouting "Play Cuts Like a Knife!" LOL oh crap now I know where I saw that....right here!
It may be as good as this tune. Not one of his best.
llor n kcor? :doh:
I heard Ryan Adams once jumped into the audience and beat the crap out of someone for shouting "Play Cuts Like a Knife!" LOL oh crap now I know where I saw that....right here!
tony620d wrote:
ryan does the foo fighters :) i like it
Love it.
tony620d wrote:
ryan does the foo fighters :) i like it
:high-five: good call!
:bananajam:
On tour now ! (click the Pollstar link above)
:bounce:
rosedraws wrote:
There he is! Thanks CTM, this graphic totally cracks me up!!
It was cute the first 250 times or so...
coding_to_music wrote:
Needs Cowbell:
There he is! Thanks CTM, this graphic totally cracks me up!!
Needs Cowbell:
Rock on Ryan
THE WILD SIDE OF RYAN...AND THAT'S THE ONE i PREFERE... ONE OF THE MOST TALENTOUS AMERICAN ARTISTS FOR ME!
meatbee wrote:
I don't get it either but it goes way back.
Thats how people walk when their in a trance. Or drinking :drunk: ">(click here)
Not a suitable follow up to See Emily Play from Floyd. Not a good segue at all.
This and Easy Plateau are more than enough proof he's onto something flowing and cool after such a Relic!
I like this.
very catchy tune.
Leaf13 wrote:
OK, nothing specifically to do with the song, but looking at the album cover, what's with the artists posing with their feet turned in, polio style (no offence intended)?
I don't get it either but it goes way back.
From May 27th 2005: Tux wrote:
What an anticlimax to get this after Pink Floyd. Yuck!
It came again after PF today (See Emily Play). Are the sets canned? Will we always hear this after See Emily Play?
ryan does the foo fighters :) i like it
RA: Impressive, in general. Such a flexible, talented musician producing really varied music. And such a *sweet* voice -
fuh2 wrote:
If I was listening to this on an Ipod while running I'd probably have a heart attack.
And that's a bad thing?
Leaf13 wrote:
OK, nothing specifically to do with the song, but looking at the album cover, what's with the artists posing with their feet turned in, polio style (no offence intended)?
It was part of the "nerd chique" image that I can recall going back to the early days of punk.
OK, nothing specifically to do with the song, but looking at the album cover, what's with the artists posing with their feet turned in, polio style (no offence intended)?
nice power pop. derivative as hell, but who cares
Hmmm... I didn't know this album had anything worth listening to on it... thanks for enlightening me.
Luminol: a luminescent bio-detector, used to detect the presence of blood (like at a crime scene). Not a bad song either!
If I was listening to this on an Ipod while running I'd probably have a heart attack.
What's a luminol? luminol IS that stuff that shows up blood under a certain wavelegth of light. blah blah blah blah blah blah blah......
I like this song a lot up until the point he starts signing. It's still decent after that point, but I don't know, not as good.
What's a luminol? is it like a wonderwall?
also not a huge ryan adams fan... but i do love this song.
What an anticlimax to get this after Pink Floyd. Yuck!
I love everything this guy has done...
NOT A BIG RYAN ADAMS FAN, BUT I REALLY DO ENJOY THIS ALBUM. I LIKE THE ROCK!
Aaahhh! The bats! The bats! Save yourselves! :cowboy:
Bit of a Television riff going there.
Jezza wrote:
Thirded :puke: :guitarist: :crashcomp: :puke: :guitarist: :crashcomp: :puke: :guitarist: :crashcomp:
....He's playing in NUMENOR??!!! Cool!
Seems that he really meant this to be about the chemical used to detect blood. Cool song for some upcoming CSI ep. LYRICS Nobody with no one to call And all this time Hot metal as her clothes dissolve Emergency lights It's genocide It's sucide I'm spinning around the room in awe I'm spinning around the room I'm floating through a room of halls Partytime Stops breathing like a china doll And broken eyes It's genocide Suicide I'm spinning around the room in awe All bloody in the luminol I'm spinning around the room in awe In awe Save my life... Say my name It's genocide It's suicide I'm floating through a room of halls All bloody in the luminol I'm spinning around the room in awe In awe And on and on and on
zipper wrote:
I'm gonna go ahead and fifth it. :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :drunk:
Ok - now we're talkin'! :drunk: :cheers:
This is the only song I really dig from ROCKNROLL.
Jezza wrote:
Thirded :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist:
I'm gonna go ahead and fifth it. :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :drunk:
ciscochasbro wrote:
I'll second that! :guitarist: :guitarist:
Thirded :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist:
RichardPrins wrote:
:guitarist:
I'll second that! :guitarist: :guitarist:
:guitarist:
Figures...I go downstairs to grab lunch and this gets played. :fire:
Leslie wrote:
What I want to know is why he's singing a song about a chemical used to find traces of human blood. :lol:
Maybe its one of those bloody metaphors. :lol:
What I want to know is why he's singing a song about a chemical used to find traces of human blood. :lol:
Gregorama wrote:
Isn't that Bryan Adams?
No thats Oleta Adams!
I will listen to his Whiskeytown material more frequently, but I like most of what is on this CD. I saw Ryan in concert last December and he put on quite a show. He does seem to be emulating the Janis/Jimi/Jim model of a shooting star--streaking brilliantly across the heavens before burning up and self destructing. Sometimes you can't have the first without the second.
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
well, i bought the cd and i like it.
Me too.
15 comments, and no one has mentioned that Luminol is the substance that makes blood traces show up?
well, i bought the cd and i like it.
camden_hampden wrote:
Curiously, I have found that for every listenable (sometimes brilliant)song Adams releases he records several that are mediocre at best (often garbage). Maybe someday he and his record companies will realize just because he has written it, doesn't mean it needs to be recorded and released for public consumption (or torture).
I found that out the hard way--Two song CD.
rascal420 wrote:
"Cuts like a knife" for me please
Isn't that Bryan Adams?
snarf wrote:
I'd love to hear "Summer of '69" please.
"Cuts like a knife" for me please
MTL_Robbie wrote:
The only song I can stomach from this guy...
OK, I won't buy the CD, but I do like the song!
yeah. definitely diggin this. didnt know Ryan Adams had it in him, truthfully.
Best friggin' song I've heard in a while....so eat me.
The only song I can stomach from this guy...
snarf wrote:
I'd love to hear "Summer of '69" please.
LOL
Curiously, I have found that for every listenable (sometimes brilliant)song Adams releases he records several that are mediocre at best (often garbage). Maybe someday he and his record companies will realize just because he has written it, doesn't mean it needs to be recorded and released for public consumption (or torture).
I like it :D
every time i hear this new ryan adams album i wish i was listening to whiskeytown instead. :(
Just what I always wanted to hear early in the morning.....crappy music.
agoston wrote:
I'd love to hear "1974". Thanks.
I'd love to hear "Summer of '69" please.
I'd love to hear "1974". Thanks.