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Incubus — Talk Shows On Mute
Album: A Crow Left of the Murder
Avg rating:
4.9

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Total ratings: 184









Released: 2002
Length: 3:46
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Take a bow, pack gun powder
Wash 'em out with buzzing lights
Pay an audience to care
Impress me personality

Still and transfixed
The electric sheep are dreaming of your face
Enjoyment from the chemical
Comfort of America

Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights! Camera! Transaction!

Quick, your time is almost up
Make all forget that they're the moth
Edging in, towards the flame
Burning into obscurity

Still and transfix
The electric sheep are dreaming up your fate
And judge you from the guard castle
Comfort of America

Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights! Camera! Yeah

Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights! Camera! Transaction!
Lights! Camera! Transaction!

Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights! Camera! Transaction!

The foundation is canyoning
Fault lines should be worn with pride
I hate to say
You're so much more
You're so much more
Enduring with the sound turned off
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There is no such thing called bad Incubus song.
ibeamee wrote:
Can I unhear this song?

Classic...


 ibeamee wrote:
Can I unhear this song?
 
Maybe, with a sufficient amount of booze?

Can I unhear this song?
As an owner of many Inc albums, this song is still ho-hum no matter what. Better tracks abound, but would be too hard for this station.
joe jackson?
calray wrote:
I seem to be in the minority on this, but I liked this album, and this song, better than a lot of the earlier material, which tacked towards 311, in a derivative sense... The new material on Crow i thought was much more mature and a welcomed departure (at least to me). I felt the same way about the latest Chili Peppers album in that it too was more mature than the old work, and I enjoyed this new approach as well, unlike the majority of RP listeners, sad to say.
Count me in with you. I surprised with so many low ratings......
ajamison wrote:
Really? :crashcomp:
It's eclectic rock not forbidden rock!
Really? :crashcomp:
I really like these guys. Subtle surprises. Lots of reaching and stretching. :sunny:
woah ... i\'ve never heard incubus on RP. not my thing.
I seem to be in the minority on this, but I liked this album, and this song, better than a lot of the earlier material, which tacked towards 311, in a derivative sense... The new material on Crow i thought was much more mature and a welcomed departure (at least to me). I felt the same way about the latest Chili Peppers album in that it too was more mature than the old work, and I enjoyed this new approach as well, unlike the majority of RP listeners, sad to say.
This was a great song the first five thousand times I heard in the summer of 2004.
I'm not sure why there is so much backlash to this song, but I like it with some reservations. (6)
Joe Jackson, is that you?
Everyone's got an opinion... The songwriting of this band has definitely suffered recently and albums like S.C.I.E.N.C.E and Fungus are their best work, but not all of their mellow music is deserving of such harsh criticism. Morning View is a great album all in all. "Real" aficionados always want to pick on anything remotely commercial or remotely different from a band's earlier work before they went "corporate" Granted not their best work but deserves more than this rating. ...there's mine
Man, this is a funny choice. I play in a hard rock band and we cover a lot of their older material... an earlier poster mentioned they topped out on their album Science and I agree. You would have a hard time believing this was the same band.
I love Incubus!
For me Incubus is one of the best rock bands ever cause for every album I needed several months to start liking and then loving it. They're just great.
If someone were to ask me if I liked Incubus, I'd tell 'em "heck naw." But every time I hear one of their tracks, I think to myself "well, that ain't so bad." Underrated by the scenester group think, IMO.
Avatard wrote:
Yawn.
squared.
This band has gone steadily downhill. SCIENCE is better than every other album they've released by a factor of 10. And no, I'm not saying this because I'm a hardcore junkie, I'm saying it because they only have one solid album. Bits and pieces of more recent albums are good... this song is not an example.
8)
Reminds me of Toad the Wet Sprocket without all that songwriting talent, singing, musicianship, genius baggage. New title proposal: "This Song on Mute". Works for me.
Yawn.
LLMikeJ wrote:
I have a hard time listening to incubus because they are soooo overplayed on local radio here. :ask:
That's why I don't listen to local radio. :D
not nearly as good as it pretends to be.
Sounds like Joe Jackson at times... A 6.
nope. ho hum bordering on marginal.
manbirdexperiment wrote:
Wow, this sounds incredibly like the Handsome Family
I'm such a dork - my iTunes somehow moved off the RP feed and was playing from my library - That was Handsome Family I was listening. Jeez. :stupid:
I have a hard time listening to incubus because they are soooo overplayed on local radio here. :ask:
Wow, this sounds incredibly like the Handsome Family
Yes, I do hear Joe Jackson. But enough of the sensitive singer songwriter shite. I'm much too caustic in my commentary right now, and I need something hard or funky to break me out of it.
Johray63 wrote:
It reminds me of Joe Jackson's voice.
Bingo. Similar arrangements too.
Yep... pretty marginal stuff; --d
asparklinggirl wrote:
this band exemplifies why i stopped listening to commercial radio... :stop:
I agree :|
this band exemplifies why i stopped listening to commercial radio... :stop:
Johray63 wrote:
It reminds me of Joe Jackson's voice.
Me too, and Toad the Wet Sprocket with the guitar and drums. Pretty good tune.
down goes the volume... :nyah:
Angloray wrote:
funny. For me, his voice is so falsely earnest it makes me want to hit things. :crashcomp:
Describes my feeling exactly.
PattonFever wrote:
good stuff. brandon boyd's voice is definitely one of the better ones i've heard so far in my little life. this works well.
It reminds me of Joe Jackson's voice.
LoraJ wrote:
I listen to RP to avoid souless music, i.e. anything from Incubus. This song is so boring and talentless! There are too many cookie-cutter bands lately that involve no-pitch-having, droaning-moaning-depressed-sounding young males who only know 4 chords!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
PattonFever wrote:
good stuff. brandon boyd's voice is definitely one of the better ones i've heard so far in my little life. this works well.
sounds like everyone else in the current state of music.
paulmall wrote:
Take it from an old music afficianado, if this were meat, it would be tripe.
Hagus, Mutton, Tripe & Head Cheese casserole.
I like Incubus very much, but this song isn't the best one from this album. Better ones are f.e. Pislota or Smile Lines or Here in my Room greetings
paulmall wrote:
Take it from an old music afficianado, if this were meat, it would be tripe.
Agreed.
Take it from an old music afficianado, if this were meat, it would be tripe.
I listen to RP to avoid souless music, i.e. anything from Incubus. This song is so boring and talentless! There are too many cookie-cutter bands lately that involve no-pitch-having, droaning-moaning-depressed-sounding young males who only know 4 chords!
Take it from an old music aficionado who appreicates the likes of early Genisis, Gentle Giant, Yes, Tull, Pink Floyd, Wild Turkey, Camel, and nameless others, this is the best musicians of the new generation. These guys are incredibly talented, although this is not one of my favorite albums. Matter of fact, my 18 year old son and I are going to see them in October.
loving it still... :hug:
excellent album.
Angloray wrote:
funny. For me, his voice is so falsely earnest it makes me want to hit things. :crashcomp:
Indeed, another pop band taking themselves way too seriously, IMHO. They give me a "we-decided-to-be-revolutionaries-because-we-thought-it-would-get-us-chicks" feeling. Sadly, it seems to be working.
two awful back to back songs.
Spliff wrote:
Did Bill just buy an Incubus CD out of the Wal-Mart bargain bin? This is about the fourth one I've heard in the last couple of days.
Bill doesn't buy CD's you silly boy!! UPLOAD!!!
Did Bill just buy an Incubus CD out of the Wal-Mart bargain bin? This is about the fourth one I've heard in the last couple of days.
funny. For me, his voice is so falsely earnest it makes me want to hit things. :crashcomp:
good stuff. brandon boyd's voice is definitely one of the better ones i've heard so far in my little life. this works well.
:cowboy:
thank you so much for playing, the acoustic version is fabulous, love Brandon, his voice puts me in a great place! :clap: :heartkiss: