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Galactic — Bittersweet
Album: Ruckus
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6.5

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Total ratings: 803









Released: 2003
Length: 3:27
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Holy rollers
desperate time was stolen
all your magic has been turnin back
dont you know your touch is far from golden
we'll be movin before you attack

I've got to learn to love again
just livin my life is bittersweet

Rain is falling hard into the river
time is slipping inbetween the cracks
touch me and you will be struck my lightning
so dont be shy
dont be holding back

I've got to learn to love again
just livin my life is bittersweet

Rain is falling hard into the river
time is slipping inbetween the cracks
touch me and you will be struck my lightning
so dont be shy
dont be holding back

I've got to learn to love again
just livin my life is bittersweet
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 sjccroquet wrote:

Hang around for minute, cause they're everywhere here, man: Marley, The Dead, Hendrix, Floyd, the Beatles, Radiohead, Beck, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...
 
In case you weren't trying to be funny......https://pothead.de/

This one's still a 9 for me, and in the middle of a 3x9 set by BillG (Evor's 'Rain' and Dr. John's 'Right Place Wrong Time' on either side of this tune.  Long Live RP and all the great tunes you play, BnR!!
 Donar wrote:
Everytime i hear this song i wonder why i never heard a Pothead song on RP 
Bill please have a look on them.
 
Hang around for minute, cause they're everywhere here, man: Marley, The Dead, Hendrix, Floyd, the Beatles, Radiohead, Beck, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...
This song ROCKS....and when the sax kicks in well...that's instant 9 from me....Long Live RP!!
Momma this is some funky shiii- right here
Everytime i hear this song i wonder why i never heard a Pothead song on RP 
Bill please have a look on them.
House Man. 
like whoa dude
I didn't know you played Galactic...how about some Umphreys?
Galactic Profolactic
Sounds like someone's been listening to Marc Broussard's "Home" a little too much.
 alanthecowboy wrote:
thatslongformud wrote:
Wow!  I can't think of a statement I disagree with more.   Everytime I saw Galactic ....

floydoftherocks wrote:
unfortunately they kinda suck balls live w/o theryl decloet (singer...he had to step back a few years ago....
 
We will return to this argument after I point out that both of the competitors, judging by their handles, are obviously Primus fans, and should be able to find some common ground on this discussion.  Anyway...

   i love this comment


thatslongformud wrote:
Wow!  I can't think of a statement I disagree with more.   Everytime I saw Galactic ....

floydoftherocks wrote:
unfortunately they kinda suck balls live w/o theryl decloet (singer...he had to step back a few years ago....
 
We will return to this argument after I point out that both of the competitors, judging by their handles, are obviously Primus fans, and should be able to find some common ground on this discussion.  Anyway...

 thatslongformud wrote:


Wow!  I can't think of a statement I disagree with more.   Everytime I saw Galactic I always thought "Amazing band, but that singer is so cheesy!"  They would always play a few killer instrumentals at the beginning of the set and get the crowd rocking, then he'd come on stage and begin the cheesefest, totally change the vibe of the show.  Then after a while, he'd exit and the band would play a few more psych/jam instrumentals and bring the crowd back to its previous hights   I never like to hear about musician's with health problems, but in Galactic's case I felt it was exactly what the band needed to do what they really wanted as musicians. 

 
Agreed. Have you heard their recent stuff though? Its an interesting change...some of which I really like, but some I don't at all. I did see them live a while back with two members of Jurassic 5 and that was a really good show...though even then I wanted to hear more instrumental stuff!


I love Galactic!

 floydoftherocks wrote:
unfortunately they kinda suck balls live w/o theryl decloet (singer...he had to step back a few years ago for health reasons)..

i saw them with theryl years ago and i saw them once when it was just the band (minus theryl) and there was no "show" — just a bunch of guys with instruments trying to fill in the empty spaces.. i recall people looking at each other in the audience being like "why isn't this fun anymore?"

then i saw them in fall '07 when they were touring with a bunch of hip-hop guys and it was OK but let's face it.. the real power of galactic is theryl.. they need to clone him and restore their act otherwise they're not worth seeing even for $10.

 

Wow!  I can't think of a statement I disagree with more.   Everytime I saw Galactic I always thought "Amazing band, but that singer is so cheesy!"  They would always play a few killer instrumentals at the beginning of the set and get the crowd rocking, then he'd come on stage and begin the cheesefest, totally change the vibe of the show.  Then after a while, he'd exit and the band would play a few more psych/jam instrumentals and bring the crowd back to its previous hights   I never like to hear about musician's with health problems, but in Galactic's case I felt it was exactly what the band needed to do what they really wanted as musicians. 

 sirrus wrote:
Anything with a bari sax automatically gets +1.
 
My sentiments exacty, sir =)

Anything with a bari sax automatically gets +1.
 crockydile wrote:
Yeah, Cylons can lay down some killer grooves...a highly misunderstood distributed network.
 
Obviously would have to be written by a hybrid, but what about the band?  Maybe some Brothers Cavil on horns, Sharon Valerii on bass, a Centurion on drums (built in sticks and all), Anders or Tyrol for vocals.

I really should be working ... {#Mrgreen}
unfortunately they kinda suck balls live w/o theryl decloet (singer...he had to step back a few years ago for health reasons)..

i saw them with theryl years ago and i saw them once when it was just the band (minus theryl) and there was no "show" — just a bunch of guys with instruments trying to fill in the empty spaces.. i recall people looking at each other in the audience being like "why isn't this fun anymore?"

then i saw them in fall '07 when they were touring with a bunch of hip-hop guys and it was OK but let's face it.. the real power of galactic is theryl.. they need to clone him and restore their act otherwise they're not worth seeing even for $10.

Very cool!
 ktnsb wrote:

very cool. in my opinion your art outshines galactic's. Do you have more we can see?
 

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SpaceCase wrote:
YES...these guys are must see live band! I painted this during a show of theres....
very cool. in my opinion your art outshines galactic's. Do you have more we can see?
anniebear wrote:
Someone please help! What is this word? I cant understand "I've got to learn to love a" WHAT???? ARGGG!!!! Its driving me CRAZY!
sounds to me like "got to learn to love the heat"
Someone please help! What is this word? I cant understand "I've got to learn to love a" WHAT???? ARGGG!!!! Its driving me CRAZY!
excellent groove
eastcoast wrote:
Sounds like STP
sounds like you haven't heard much STP. Galactic sounds like Galactic ... STP like STP.
SpaceCase wrote:
YES...these guys are must see live band! I painted this during a show of theres....
i'm impressed, way to go! d.
I love the tenor sax sound in this song. Nice groove. An easy 7 from me, might be an 8 after another listen.
eastcoast wrote:
Sounds like STP
wouldn't have thought of that but I'd have to agree
dustymc wrote:
If you get a chance to see them live ... DO IT. They are amazing!
YES...these guys are must see live band! I painted this during a show of theres....
Sounds like STP
good... very good.
DAMN!
dustymc wrote:
If you get a chance to see them live ... DO IT. They are amazing!
They're MUCH better live than recorded. I lived in NOLA when they were just a bunch of kids getting started and they were smoking hot. I bought their CD at the time and it sucks. I couldn't believe it was the same band.
I was o.k. with this until the chorus -- killed it for me.
mojoman wrote:
Sounds like it was written by a Cylon.
Yeah, Cylons can lay down some killer grooves...a highly misunderstood distributed network.
mojoman wrote:
Sounds like it was written by a Cylon.
Cylon(sp?) and Garfunkel, perhaps?
seekinggrace wrote:
If you like this song, I definitely recommend picking up the cd. Very good in my opinion.
this is my least favorite of all Galactic CDs. Check out Vintage Reserve.
Sounds like it was written by a Cylon.
If you get a chance to see them live ... DO IT. They are amazing!
The lead vocal pushed me to recall Mark Broussard, who is likely the younger of the two. ^_^
psxrevue wrote:
i was thinking it sounded like 'gravity decides' by folk implosion
yes, dead on.
creativebones wrote:
How is the rest of this album anybody know?
If you like this song, I definitely recommend picking up the cd. Very good in my opinion.
this song reminds me of bo bice. man, i miss that dude!
Got to meet these guys at Bele Chere this year. I'd heard of them but hadn't heard them. I was certainly impressed. Their drummer has a sort of signature thing in that he uses a second kick drum. Yeah I know lots of drummers use two kick drums but this one is an a antique marching band bass drum. The thing is huge - something like 28" across. I stood by the side of the stage the drum faces while they played and every time he hit it you'd feel it moving the air 20 feet away. Wow. 'Liked the grooves and playing all around. They had my friends, Art & Al from The Gamble Bros Band up several times to sit in and they were pretty nice guys in general. I hope to hear more of them.
Riders on the storm... I've been into these guys for a long time...still love hearing them on RP. Quite likeable tune for me.
hmmm . . . yes exactly how i would imagine a band with the name 'galactic' would sound. good stuff.
Al_Koholic wrote:
From a 7 to an 8. Like this the more I hear it. Thanks!
Just made the move from 8 to a 9-Great tune!
Nice groove. :jump:
redeyespy wrote:
Still luvin' it after a few years. Fine example of a groove that slowly builds, then gradually crescendoes with raw power.
Ditto.
i was thinking it sounded like 'gravity decides' by folk implosion
Still luvin' it after a few years. Fine example of a groove that slowly builds, then gradually crescendoes with raw power.
When this song started, I thought its was "Clock Strikes Twelve" by Cheap Trick. :lol: But it wasn't. And I kind of like it.
How is the rest of this album anybody know?
From a 7 to an 8. Like this the more I hear it. Thanks!
Always liked this song. Find myself grooving along... while I pretend to work :cheesygrin:
I've always liked the word, "ruckus". Hard to work it into a sentence without sounding like it's the only reason you opened your mouth though. Hey, what's all the ruckus about!? Something like that.
These guys are awesome live--white band, black vocalist. Everything grooves. There is some better stuff off of their album "Crazyhorse Mongoose" though...
Attempts to groove, but fails.
I've heard several Galactic albums, and it's all pretty solid, rockin' sutff. If you like these guys, the aforementioned Widespread Panic is a good addition, and I would also suggest the North Mississippi All-Stars. Big, fat, noisy swamp rock! It's a good thing.
I had it turned down for a phone call and my first reaction was ewwwww... I turned it up a little and it sounds a bit better made it to a six.
Hmm, Galactic's best stuff isn't on the playlist, guess it's time to upload!
snowak wrote:
This sounds like a Widespread Panic song
yeah i thought it was them at first
I really like the funky groove.
Proposed set: - Galactic - Bittersweet - REM - Bittersweet Me - Ed Harcourt - Bittersweetheart - Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Bittersweet
shakitten wrote:
I like the funkiness of this tune...
You should hear the other stuff. This song, while very good, is not very representative of Galactic. It's always good to hear the Houseman though!! :dance:
I like the song...does this remind anyone else of one of the regular vocalists of school house rock...conjunction junction it think it was?
I like the funkiness of this tune...
Stanton Moore (drummer) is fantasic. He has a few "solo" projects and is also now collaborating with Robert Walter, etc. in an outfit called Frequinox. Haven't seen them yet.. can anyone comment?
Check out Garage a Trois you can listen to a free show on www.nugs.net
Definitely prefer this band live. But this CD (especially this song) isn't bad. Enlisting Dan "the automator" Nakamura was a welcome influence and I think extends the avenues this band is willing to travel to make great music.
I had always thought this was just another DMB run-on song. Never bothered to check until now.
im a fan of galactic. other songs are better tho.
rush-2112 wrote:
prefer their instrumentals
Agreed. Instrumentals are preferable -- sometimes the Houseman can be a little annoying. Galactic is STELLAR live. I had a dancing epiphany at Tipitinas several years ago at JazzFest... they played until the morning light streamed in the windows. Twas beautiful. Stanton Moore (drummer) is fantasic. He has a few "solo" projects and is also now collaborating with Robert Walter, etc. in an outfit called Frequinox. Haven't seen them yet.. can anyone comment?
Galactic is a funky band from NO, LA. Been around since the mid-nineties. Have 4-5 albums. Mostly instumental stuff but same vocalist once or twice an album. https://www.galacticfunk.com/
This sounds like a Widespread Panic song
prefer their instrumentals
Bonzo's Montreaux anyone?
Darlington wrote:
Try the AMG Entry (All Music Guide) Link. That should tell you everything you want to know.
Thanks.
Sounds like the guy from Everlast on vocals. Is this right?
Mugro wrote:
I like the beat. Can anyone fill us in as to how long this band has been around, who is in the band, etc?
Try the AMG Entry (All Music Guide) Link. That should tell you everything you want to know.
I like the beat. Can anyone fill us in as to how long this band has been around, who is in the band, etc?
I like this one! Never heard Galactic before.
This rocks! Love the drums.
Ooh, these guys got a LIFEHOUSE kina groove goin' plus MORPHINE(?) Driving beat...I like it, I like it, it's good... A 7.
Sideorder wrote:
Hippie Funk usually equals--super boring and lacking soul.
Agreed, but how did you feel about this song? :wink:
Er, for a moment I thought David Lee Roth got involved in a more serious project :wink: A real good, raw singing voice and some serious groove going on! Much to like here.
Hippie Funk usually equals--super boring and lacking soul.
Johng wrote:
Am I the only one that thought this was ZZ Top?
Evidently. Meters on Morphine is more like it.
And I thought MORPHINE was the only band to use bari sax! I LOVE me some bari.
I usually like Galactic, but this song is kinda weak...their shows are incredible!
Galacticly awful. :crashcomp:
Dan-o wrote:
ditto, dude.
Hello John: Johng wrote:
Am I the only one that thought this was ZZ Top?
No. But since I own Crazyhorse Mongoose, which sounds a lot like the Meters crossed with R&B -- my point of reference is very different! I like this song, and I liked Hamp's Hump (which had better sonics -- if you think *these* drums are good...), but a lot of the rest of the album is less consistent. I might consider this one. Neil
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
No he actually rocks
friggin clown... errrr, "joker" :wink: ________________ if you ever get a chance to see these guys live, do not pass it up. most excellent show. 8)
serious drumming, too
RichardPrins wrote:
:clap: bit like Chris Cornell too..
No he actually rocks
:clap: bit like Chris Cornell too..
Fresh. I like it!
Am I the only one that thought this was ZZ Top?
walk wrote:
Is it me or is this just a little bit.. FUNKY? Must be the SAX.
The heavy bass line doesn't hurt.
Monkeysdad wrote:
Reminds me a little of .........Morphine?
You nailed it. I was just thinking the same thing the other day listening to this disc on my way home. That is funny.
:clap: This needs to be in my car. Aces! EDIT--bought it, and am obsessed with it. Truly original and inspiring.
Very cool! Thanks again RP - never heard these guys before.
These guys are playing at Bonnaroo this year. I can't wait.
Cool
My wife and I love these guys, having seen them many times down at NO Jazzfest. They've got the funk! Don't have this album yet. Any opinions? RP should sample some of their earlier albums, too.
O-yeah, O-yeah, O-yeah... Get down, Get Funky, Get back up again! Take me home, baby... :jump: Can anybody say, "Led Zep.- When the Levee Breaks"?
Great backbeat. Awesome!
bluedot wrote:
nice honkin' sax...
Yes. Man, it sounds fat. How do they do that?
Is it me or is this just a little bit.. FUNKY? Must be the SAX.
Reminds me a little of .........Morphine?
This is the first time I've heard these guys on RP. Great band, Bill. You can play more; it's alright with me.
nice honkin' sax...
if you ever get the chance to see these guys live, DO NOT pass it up. they put on one hell of a great show. jams that will blow your mind too.
garage band that should stay there... :stop:
Oh hell yeah. I always go out of my way to see Galactic. Amen on Stanton Moore/Vidocovich. THE backbeat for N'awlins. My idea of heaven is getting sweaty/exhausted while dancing to Galactic in one of the dives down there at 3 in the morning. Oh hell yeah.
Love it! Way to go RP!
toastee wrote:
great sounding drums on this one...makes me want to play mine :drummer:
Sing it Houseman. Nice to see some Galactic get some play on RP. Funny you mention the drums. I was just going to chime in that if anyone ever gets the chance to check out Galactic, pay close attention to the drummer, Stanton Moore. Having that signature New Orleans sound and learning from one of the finest drummers the New Orleans music scene has ever produced, John Vidocovich, he is absolutely mind-blowing to watch. One of the very best I've ever had the privilege of seeing. There are many stories about him finishing up a show and then skipping off to another bar or club and playing with some house band across the street until the wee hours of the morning. "Stanton Moore the Drumming Wh*re" is sometimes how he is affectionately referred to. Oh...and the rest of the band ain't too shabby either. They most always put on one excellent show.
great sounding drums on this one...makes me want to play mine :drummer: