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The Connells — '74-'75
Album: Ring
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 423








Released: 1993
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Got no reason for coming to me and the rain running down.
There's no reason.
And the same voice coming to me like it's all slowing down.
And believe me

I was the one who let you know.
I was your sorry-ever-after.
Seventy-four, seventy-five.

It's not easy, nothing to say 'cause it's already said.
It's never easy.
When I look on in your eyes then I find that I'll do fine.
When I look on in your eyes then I'll do better.

I was the one who let you know.
I was your sorry-ever-after.
Seventy-four, seventy-five.

Giving me more and I'll defy
'Cause you're really only after
Seventy-four, seventy-five

Repeat Intro

Got no reason for coming to me and the rain running down.
There's no reason.
When I look on in your eyes then I find that I'll do fine.
When I look on in your eyes then I'll do better

I was the one who let you know.
I was your sorry-ever-after.
Seventy-four, seventy-five.

Giving me more and I'll defy
Cause you're really only after
Seventy-four, seventy-five

I was the one who let you know.
I was your sorry-ever-after.
Seventy-four, seventy-five.

Giving me more and I'll defy.
Cause you're really only after.
Seventy-four, seventy-five.

Seventy-four, seventy-five.

Seventy-four, seventy-five.
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 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Wow...Release Date: 09/21/1993?!  Can't believe I've never heard of this group...'til now on RP. {#Good-vibes}

 
Me too! Another RP introduction for me. Nice!

high school & college flashbacks!  {#Cowboy}


 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Wow...Release Date: 09/21/1993?!  Can't believe I've never heard of this group...'til now on RP. {#Good-vibes}

 
Ditto!  I am surprised this was released so long ago, too!  This has a very timely feel to it - nice fit with other songs played on here.  This is the first I have heard of this group too (hence the reason I thought it was a new song...) - thanks RP!! 

 vandal wrote:
Wow - young crowd; I was in 9th grade in 74-75; busy trying . . .

(1) not to get my ass kicked by ruthless jocks
(2) to get into the pants of a particular young lady whom I fancied
(3) to find beer in any form


 

I was doing the same in 74-75.....................but as a senior.
 Darlington wrote:
Excellent band from way back in the day. Unfortunately, a lot of their really good stuff (Fun and Games) is now hard to find...
 
I'm one of the fortunate that has Fun 'n Games on cd.

Excellent band from way back in the day. Unfortunately, a lot of their really good stuff (Fun and Games) is now hard to find...
Wow...Release Date: 09/21/1993?!  Can't believe I've never heard of this group...'til now on RP. {#Good-vibes}

I upped my rating cause they're from my hometown (Raleigh). They do have other good songs that might be appreciated by the RP crowd.

edit: I guess maybe I should upload some and see what ya'll think.

I like this kind of stuff, kind of reminds me of Grapes of Wrath...Tom Hooper.  Haven't heard them on RP yet.

Fabulous album—sadly neglected. One Simple Word is also superb.
 seattle3313 wrote:

They are rather Guster-ish, aren't they? I hadn't thought of it, but now that you mention it I hear it.
 

actually i believe it would be that guster is rather connells-ish
Not so good when played right after Bob Dylan' Shelter from the Storm.

I love this, it brings back memories of Uni...
rachlan wrote:
I had a pocho with really big pom poms on them.
LOL was it the burgandy or white. I had a white one. :lol:
Lovely! :daisy:
lmic wrote:
Guster-ish? Or are my headphones on crooked?
They are rather Guster-ish, aren't they? I hadn't thought of it, but now that you mention it I hear it.
Always liked these guys.
Probably one of the best songs of the 90's.
Can you dig it? I can. :motor:
Nice sound... I like this. :o)
Me Tooegg-banjo wrote:
Just a nice song - 8 for me
Just a nice song - 8 for me
Always loved these guys, but something about this one just pulls me in. Outstanding!
Good luck finding this track ANYWHERE. ITunes doesn't have it... The digital age is going to be bad for smaller artists. This thing is very hard to find and I'd like to add this to a mix...
I rate this 7.4, 7.5.
yea, I graduated from high school in 75...no 74...75...74..75....
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
74-75 was the school year that I was in kindergarten. I don't remember much, except for wearing some rather ugly clothes.
I had a pocho with really big pom poms on them.
Its hard to objective about a song that means the early days of college. No major, no worries... That's a nice Southern scene on the cover. I should've guessed these guys were not too far away from here. :daisy: :sunny:
YouTube has the video and a couple other videos (search for "connells").
Grew up 100 km from these guys (Raleigh NC,USA)...Wonderful live band,every member a "class act gentleman", never made it "real" big, toured and loved worldwide, and still play a gig here and now again locally. Quality sincere music. They have many GREAT albums.. just never got airplay.
Wow - young crowd; I was in 9th grade in 74-75; busy trying . . .
Thanks (Peter aged 53)!
Wow - young crowd; I was in 9th grade in 74-75; busy trying . . . (1) not to get my ass kicked by ruthless jocks (2) to get into the pants of a particular young lady whom I fancied (3) to find beer in any form :motor:
I'm still not sure why, but I love this song. 10
Guster-ish? Or are my headphones on crooked?
sub-arctic wrote:
This was played ad nauseam on Swedish radio when it came out, so I still cannot really enjoy it.
poor old you.
This was played ad nauseam on Swedish radio when it came out, so I still cannot really enjoy it.
plutodazed wrote:
simple song with good structure, it is worthy of a high rating.
Or at least a 7.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
74-75 was the school year that I was in kindergarten. I don't remember much, except for wearing some rather ugly clothes.
I was there too! Christ, they were nasty!
74-75 was the school year that I was in kindergarten. I don't remember much, except for wearing some rather ugly clothes.
borderlessworld wrote:
completely overrated song ... superficial, easy-listening pop at best. i really wonder if the admiration found for this song in this forum has more to do with your personal memories of 74-75 than with the quality of this song.
Not here--in fact, I didn't even know that's what the title meant.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Nope, not my memories of 74-75. I was only a baby. I like the song because it's enjoyable. Too each his/her own. Even if someone's love of a song is based on a memory, who cares?
Here's my memory. In 74 we moved from Burlington Vt. (cool city) to Potsdam NY (hickville) 75. I also started smoking cigarettes in 74 in Vermont and quit smoking in 75. Cigarettes suck. Useless bit of trivia I know but what the hell, join the band.
There is no "WUSS" in ROCK!! :no:
Pretty.
Ahhhh! Wonderful. Though to make the lyrics relevant for me, I've got to switch 'em to "two thousand and four, two thousand and five" -- heh. Nonetheless, I'll be singing it to myself for the next couple days.
teo wrote:
I thought this was Smashing Pumpkins' song?
OK. I suppose some people may have confused the Beatles with the Rolling Stones too.
:yawn:
Oh, the memories. I saw them in a smallish club back in Germany, when they just had their success with this. It is not as good as I thought then, though.
YES.
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
I uploaded it... didn't make the cut.
Just damn. Tough crowd...
snurfer wrote:
one hit wonder
There are a lot of great songs that they put out. Since they didn't get any airplay from the wonderful radio stations out there , does that make them bad? Then you better quit listening to Paradise.
Zarba wrote:
Good Song, great album. I'd add "Stone Cold Yesterday" from One Simple Word
I uploaded it... didn't make the cut.
wondertoofar wrote:
another sleeper :sleep: :sleep:
I'm sure your local top 40 station has something more to your liking- you might check it out.
I like the line "I was your sorry ever after." Clever.
another sleeper :sleep: :sleep:
one hit wonder
I was conceived in '74 and born in '75! OK, useless bit of non-info there. :rolleyes: Decent track this, but only just.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Nope, not my memories of 74-75. I was only a baby. I like the song because it's enjoyable. Too each his/her own. Even if someone's love of a song is based on a memory, who cares?
ditto, born in '73
borderlessworld wrote:
completely overrated song ... superficial, easy-listening pop at best. i really wonder if the admiration found for this song in this forum has more to do with your personal memories of 74-75 than with the quality of this song.
Nope, not my memories of 74-75. I was only a baby. I like the song because it's enjoyable. Too each his/her own. Even if someone's love of a song is based on a memory, who cares?
completely overrated song ... superficial, easy-listening pop at best. i really wonder if the admiration found for this song in this forum has more to do with your personal memories of 74-75 than with the quality of this song.
I thought this was Smashing Pumpkins' song?
Sounds like they've been gone for quite awhile. RP just digs things up from nowhere. Which, of course, is why I love them. GolfRomeo wrote:
If you've never seen them, it is an experience. I've caught them live 3-4 times, back in 88 during Once Simple Word was the first. I saw them about 2 years ago in a bar, and it was weird. I expected kind of this laid back positive show, and what I got was one of the loudest, most edgy shows I've ever been to. Crazy shit. Lead singer was drunk and obviously hated by the rest of the band now. They sounded tight, but the whole thing reminded me much more of Black Flag circa 1982 than it did, say, Hootie and the Blowfish.
I didn't know this was CONNELLs... nice, better for knowing it. 8.
simple song with good structure, it is worthy of a high rating.
An unusual one, this. Always think I've heard it to death, then inevitably end up turning the volume just a wee bit higher... Light, yet filling.
An 'average' song at best in an oasis of 'outstanding' on Radio Paradise. I am really suprised this has such a high rating here.
rolf wrote:
it is overplayed in germany
still a good song IMO. Overplayed or not... The Connells have put out some fine material in their time....
Good Song, great album. I'd add "Stone Cold Yesterday" from One Simple Word
God I love this song!!
Jujufruit wrote:
wow, haven't heard this anywhere on the radio...the video is great... "I was your sorry-ever-after..."
it is overplayed in germany
rah wrote:
wow, i love this one...
still totally loving it. ahhh-ahhhhh...
drH wrote:
Yay! (I thought this died in the LRC.)
Sorry to disagree with the general sentiment here but I kind of wish it did :(
Kickass....
wow, i love this one...
ncmtnbiker wrote:
My favorite group of all time!!
i would agree with that statement.
sar5w wrote:
These guys played at our prom back in the day . . . ah the memories.
I was at their very first gig. It was at the Cafe Deja Vu in Raleigh, ca. 1984(?). Later got to know Mike Connell pretty well while he was working at School Kids Records. An incredibly nice guy, I have to say.
Yay! (I thought this died in the LRC.)
wow, haven't heard this anywhere on the radio...the video is great... "I was your sorry-ever-after..."
My favorite group of all time!!
I just love this song. Not heard in an age. Thanks
kerr wrote:
So, I've always wondered what this song's about.
1974-1975... they were pretty good years.
These guys played at our prom back in the day . . . ah the memories.
If you've never seen them, it is an experience. I've caught them live 3-4 times, back in 88 during Once Simple Word was the first. I saw them about 2 years ago in a bar, and it was weird. I expected kind of this laid back positive show, and what I got was one of the loudest, most edgy shows I've ever been to. Crazy shit. Lead singer was drunk and obviously hated by the rest of the band now. They sounded tight, but the whole thing reminded me much more of Black Flag circa 1982 than it did, say, Hootie and the Blowfish.
So, I've always wondered what this song's about.
A haunting, nostalgic sound fits the lyrics well. Effectively bittersweet. :music: :goodvibes.gif: :whistle: :cry: :wave:
Wow, quality really makes a difference. I remember hearing this on the LRC and thinking "it's OK" but hearing it now, I really like it. Sounds much better here. Is main channel higher quality? (I use the 128k MP3)
One of several excellent songs from a very solid album. Good to hear this on RP.