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Ben Christophers — Hooded Kiss
Album: Spoonface
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 393









Released: 2001
Length: 2:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
A deep river flows of weathered sins and weathered souls
A kiss a hooded kiss in the seeds of desire
So grief heavenly grief my love you're bringing to me
But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile

I heard the wind has blown a blessed lie and lovers pains
Over streets and wires underneath alien streams
So sweet heavenly sweet my love you're bringing to me
But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile

A river flows
Of weathered souls
But I can see shipwreckers eyes
And all that cutting stingray smile
A kiss a hooded kiss for the one I love

I crossed a lonely road a beggar with sullen clouds in my head
And these lines in my face for every tear you're away
So sweet heavenly sweet my love you're bringing to me
But you got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile

A river flows
Of weathered souls
But I can see shipwreckers eyes
And all that cutting stingray smile
A kiss a hooded kiss for the one I love
Sweet heavenly sweet bringing my love you're bringing to me
But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all
A cutting stingray smile
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 stegokitty wrote:
Composition-wise I gave it a 6, but as some have pointed out, the mix on the voice is a bit annoying.
A filter on the sibilance would've been nice, and perhaps moving the mic a little further away from the singer's mouth, so that we can't hear the sound of the inside of his check against his tongue.
 

Very True!
 Segue wrote:
Terrible.
 

Says you
Melody includes some Woody Guthrie "This Morning I am Born Again"....
Terrible.
 nicolewe wrote:
Black Keys-ish?

 
Reminds me of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club...
Composition-wise I gave it a 6, but as some have pointed out, the mix on the voice is a bit annoying.
A filter on the sibilance would've been nice, and perhaps moving the mic a little further away from the singer's mouth, so that we can't hear the sound of the inside of his check against his tongue.
Black Keys-ish?
ch83575 wrote:
...My wife refers to them using a vulgar term for a part of the female anatomy...
weak male singers...see pussies...pussies, pussies-;see hooded kiss

Hedley Lamarr approves.

Ah ah ah
A stupid copy of Karmacoma
just ridiculous
ganbatte eniwaman!

 
EniwaMan wrote:


I appreciate the eclectic nature of RP, but sympathize with jone_ston.  There seems to be quite a glut right now of weak male vocalists.  My wife refers to them using a vulgar term for a part of the female anatomy, and recommends that I don't listen to them for fear of of the de-masculinization of her husband.  I have to agree with her, the whiny emotional man is starting to get old.

A cursory look at your song ratings shows that you have good taste in music.  Not surprisingly, given that you are a RP listener. And I'm sure you and your wife are lovely people, and I have no desire to start something.  But if I may...
Although I haven't necessarily noticed the de-masculinization of male vocals that you speak of, let's just say for argument's sake that you and your wife have correctly spotted a trend.  Well done.  

But jone_ston's comment, the one that inspired my (admittedly, and uncharacteristically snarky) retort was not that male singers nowadays are whiny and emotional, but that they should sing louder and project.  (He?) may well endorse your characterization of his original comment, but no matter; that only means that he shares you and your wife's opinion.  I just think it's a weak claim.  There is a long history of male vocal performance that could be placed into a "high and/or whiny" category, much of which I love, much I hate, and everything in between.  Neil Young comes to mind.  I don't like everything he's done, but in general, he comes close to deity in my musical cosmos.  People always complain about his high and whiny voice.  I can see why they say it, but I happen to love how he sings.  It's honest and real, and moves me.  I could list dozens of others that I love.  And others, also high and whiny, that I can't stand, or ones that I can take or leave.  I don't see this as a recent development, but that's OK.  We can agree to disagree on that point.  

My reply to jone_ston was a reaction to what struck me as a rather narrow vision for a very wide format radio service.  I'm sure there are hordes of high, whiny, non-projecting singers who Bill and Rebecca are keeping outside the gates.  And others who are let in.  I won't like all of the ones that get in, but in general, I trust the gatekeeper.  That's why I'm here.
 


 ch83575 wrote:
  EniwaMan wrote:

Actually, it's called "eclectic."  A friendly suggestion:  you might want to load up your iTunes library with all the singers who project just the way you like it, and just sort of focus on that.
 

I appreciate the eclectic nature of RP, but sympathize with jone_ston.  There seems to be quite a glut right now of weak male vocalists.  My wife refers to them using a vulgar term for a part of the female anatomy, and recommends that I don't listen to them for fear of of the de-masculinization of her husband.  I have to agree with her, the whiny emotional man is starting to get old.

A cursory look at your song ratings shows that you have good taste in music.  Not surprisingly, given that you are a RP listener. And I'm sure you and your wife are lovely people, and I have no desire to start something.  But if I may...
Although I haven't necessarily noticed the de-masculinization of male vocals that you speak of, let's just say for argument's sake that you and your wife have correctly spotted a trend.  Well done.  

But jone_ston's comment, the one that inspired my (admittedly, and uncharacteristically snarky) retort was not that male singers nowadays are whiny and emotional, but that they should sing louder and project.  (He?) may well endorse your characterization of his original comment, but no matter; that only means that he shares you and your wife's opinion.  I just think it's a weak claim.  There is a long history of male vocal performance that could be placed into a "high and/or whiny" category, much of which I love, much I hate, and everything in between.  Neil Young comes to mind.  I don't like everything he's done, but in general, he comes close to deity in my musical cosmos.  People always complain about his high and whiny voice.  I can see why they say it, but I happen to love how he sings.  It's honest and real, and moves me.  I could list dozens of others that I love.  And others, also high and whiny, that I can't stand, or ones that I can take or leave.  I don't see this as a recent development, but that's OK.  We can agree to disagree on that point.  

My reply to jone_ston was a reaction to what struck me as a rather narrow vision for a very wide format radio service.  I'm sure there are hordes of high, whiny, non-projecting singers who Bill and Rebecca are keeping outside the gates.  And others who are let in.  I won't like all of the ones that get in, but in general, I trust the gatekeeper.  That's why I'm here.


  EniwaMan wrote:

Actually, it's called "eclectic."  A friendly suggestion:  you might want to load up your iTunes library with all the singers who project just the way you like it, and just sort of focus on that.
 

I appreciate the eclectic nature of RP, but sympathize with jone_ston.  There seems to be quite a glut right now of weak male vocalists.  My wife refers to them using a vulgar term for a part of the female anatomy, and recommends that I don't listen to them for fear of of the de-masculinization of her husband.  I have to agree with her, the whiny emotional man is starting to get old.

 jone_ston wrote:
Enough with the low-volume singing/recording, people! It's called projection!
 
Actually, it's called "eclectic."  A friendly suggestion:  you might want to load up your iTunes library with all the singers who project just the way you like it, and just sort of focus on that.


Blech. Another in the seemingly endless stream of people who sing so quietly that you can hear every lip smack and splash of spit in their mouth. Plus, the sibilants overwhelm then whole thing. Enough with the low-volume singing/recording, people! It's called projection!
good ambiance music...let your senses free...
Mikey wrote:
Funny, my dirty mind went somewhere else. Nothing like aural sex.
Anybody who says they didn't think of that is either lying or really boring.
Note to BillG: Independent artist? - yes. From Seattle? - er, no. He's from the middle of England - Wolverhampton. I know distance means nothing in cyberspace, but 6000 miles?! Thanks for keeping it in rotation, Bill. It's one of my first added uploads.
Shit-wreckers? Shit-brickers? :redface: Okay, okay... I kinda like this. Even more interesting considering it's a guy singing.
I dunno...I want to dislike this piece...but I can't. It gets under my skin and keeps my interest. His voice is certainly unique.
Great, MORE stuff that sounds like a woman but it's really a guy. What the? Plus you can hear all the spit in her, I mean his, mouth. Yuck.
Mikey wrote:
Funny, my dirty mind went somewhere else. Nothing like aural sex.
:lol:
Kinda Piratey. Yaarrr. Y-y-yaaar, aar, y-arr. Remixed piratey.
Another first for me thanks to RP. I quite enjoyed that.
That was intriguing....
Schweet.... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
quite a writer that Ben....like his voice too. first rate imho.
trekhead wrote:
Hooded Kiss? Sounds like that funny stuff that goes on in Monasteries...
Funny, my dirty mind went somewhere else. Nothing like aural sex.
It's growing on me... And, no, I don't mean like a fungus!
MOST BEAUTIFUL :umbrella.gif:
This song always catches my ear when I hear it. I'm not sure what exactly I think about it, but it is different. And i too appreciate the posted lyrics.
Ngoziman wrote:
rascal420 wrote:
What's she singing about?
Erm...it's a he not a she! And the lyrics are: A deep river flows of weathered sins and weathered souls A kiss a hooded kiss in the seeds of desire So grief heavenly grief my love you're bringing to me But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile I heard the wind has blown a blessed lie and lovers pains Over streets and wires underneath alien streams So sweet heavenly sweet my love you're bringing to me But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile A river flows Of weathered souls But I can see shipwreckers eyes And all that cutting stingray smile A kiss a hooded kiss for the one I love I crossed a lonely road a beggar with sullen clouds in my head And these lines in my face for every tear you're away So sweet heavenly sweet my love you're bringing to me But you got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile A river flows Of weathered souls But I can see shipwreckers eyes And all that cutting stingray smile A kiss a hooded kiss for the one I love Sweet heavenly sweet bringing my love you're bringing to me But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all A cutting stingray smile
Thanks to you guys who put up lyrics, that's a lot of work. Appreciate it. Helps see where an artist is coming from.
Hooded Kiss? Sounds like that funny stuff that goes on in Monasteries...
heard it a few times--nice groove.
i gave it a try...and i LIKE
this is good.. pretty cool vibe.. one hit wonder? anyone heard any more from them? and why does this chap sound like a chick?
The Ben WHO's? Never heard this. Like it a lot.
this one gets stuck in my head every time.
rascal420 wrote:
What's she singing about?
Erm...it's a he not a she! And the lyrics are: A deep river flows of weathered sins and weathered souls A kiss a hooded kiss in the seeds of desire So grief heavenly grief my love you're bringing to me But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile I heard the wind has blown a blessed lie and lovers pains Over streets and wires underneath alien streams So sweet heavenly sweet my love you're bringing to me But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile A river flows Of weathered souls But I can see shipwreckers eyes And all that cutting stingray smile A kiss a hooded kiss for the one I love I crossed a lonely road a beggar with sullen clouds in my head And these lines in my face for every tear you're away So sweet heavenly sweet my love you're bringing to me But you got shipwreckers eyes and all a cutting stingray smile A river flows Of weathered souls But I can see shipwreckers eyes And all that cutting stingray smile A kiss a hooded kiss for the one I love Sweet heavenly sweet bringing my love you're bringing to me But you've got shipwreckers eyes and all A cutting stingray smile
What's she singing about?
dhostetler wrote:
like nails on a chalkboard....take a drink of water, and clear out some of that cottonmouth
I don't know--Nails on a chalkboard has a certain appeal that this song just doesn't have....
like nails on a chalkboard....take a drink of water, and clear out some of that cottonmouth
RPLANET wrote:
I don't rate songs often, but this one caught my ear. Very cool, original sound IMHO. The album sure is expensive though!
buy it used or new through amazon sellers for a lot less.
Ngoziman wrote:
I saw Ben perform this in a small venue. It was so intimate it felt so personal - sensual, sensuous, sinuous, sinewy.
Now that's some alliteration I can definitely dig!
RPLANET wrote:
I don't rate songs often, but this one caught my ear. Very cool, original sound IMHO. The album sure is expensive though!
psst...don't tell anyone, but I'll send you a copy if you like! It's all good (and a lot cheaper over here). PM me if you're interested
I don't rate songs often, but this one caught my ear. Very cool, original sound IMHO. The album sure is expensive though!
So intimate, so personal - sensual, sensuous, sinuous, sinewy.