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Josh Joplin Group — Siddharthas of Suburbia
Album: The Future That Was
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:03
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Stop wasting your words
Convincing yourself no one hurts

Time killed the rebel
That could not change with time
And fashion placed a flower
At the image in our mind

Of the switchblade saint surrounded
Carving out his prose
And mumbling what he knows

Siddhartha's of Suburbia
Stop wasting your words
Convincing yourself no one hurts
And dance away your death
And don't be alarmed there's nothing left

The archetype of rock-n-roll
Is dying in his bed
While the debutantes deny it
And set their clocks ahead

'Cause every night is New Year's
And everyday is dull
Long live rock-n-roll

Siddhartha's of Suburbia
Stop wasting your words
Convincing yourself no one hurts
And dance away your death
Don't be alarmed there's nothing left

It's all alright
It's all alright
Just hold on

They used to say the world was flat
If you went too far you'd fall
Just beyond cul-de-sac
The houses and the mall, it's beautiful

The future is a stereo
That eats your favorite tapes
The soundtrack to your youth
That cannot be replaced

So hold on to every song
Before they disappear
Your future's almost here

Siddhartha's of Suburbia
Stop wasting your words
Convincing yourself no one hurts
And dance away your death
And don't be alarmed there's nothing left

It's all alright
It's all alright
Just hold on tight
Just hold on tight
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Piano sounds like Steve Nieve
Agreed big Stipe feel in a very cool way.  Liking it a lot. 

The future is a stereo / That eats your favorite tapes

Definitely a future that never was.


 GarageDragon wrote:

I heard They Might Be Giants.   :-/

 
Michael Penn....
 
too bad he seems to have fallen of the radar these days....
 R_P wrote:
R.E.M.... I hear Abba too ;)
 
I heard They Might Be Giants.   :-/
Wow. Sounds like what Guided By Voices could have been, if they'd had a better producer or if Bob Pollard been able to edit his work.
They have some decent tunes, but this is very "vanilla" and boring.  {#No}
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:

Sounds sorta kinda like Stipe and REM at times. :-k
 
At times? More like the whole way through. Not that that's a bad thing.
 Drummer4soul wrote:
It is nice to see so many RP listeners that are "awake". Cool. What's next, Bodhisattva by Steely Dan?
 cool, agreed
bodhisattvas of the burbs = the hissing of summer lawns by joni mitchell, and not far from there, hey jack kerouac by natalie merchant
It is nice to see so many RP listeners that are "awake". Cool. What's next, Bodhisattva by Steely Dan? :meditate.gif:
good song he's a solo act now....new CD to be released soon. hoo-ray!
ecorunner wrote:
great song on an incredible album.....its a shame this album was overlooked as most good music is these days................... :?: Someone tell me why such good music these days gets swept under the rug...........
I have to assume it's because someone, somewhere decided it wouldn't sell as well as Brittany or any of those other clones. What's more, this kind of music, what I and many others who listen to RP call good music, would require thinking. Can't have that going on, now, can we? Sorry to be so cynical, but living in an area of the country where it's either classic oldies, pop/hip-hop, or country and thinking is a lost art, well, cynicism was bound to creep in.
Sounds like REM and Counting Crows. Sounds like me not listening to anymore.
RichardPrins wrote:
R.E.M.... I hear Abba too ;)
ARBEBMA?? Whatever it is, I like JJG. An8.
just...not...good...
From Hem to this...I thought we went to a comercial !
Fabulously mediocre.
R.E.M.... I hear Abba too ;)
Jujufruit wrote:
I thought it was REM too...
I was sure happy to see your post. I also expected to see REM and instead saw Josh Joplan when I checked the list. Whatever, nice song. :wave:
Maudlin, sappy, paused the player.
I thought it was REM too...
Is that Steve Nieve on piano? Sure sounds like it. A sleepy Steve Nieve, maybe.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Sounds sorta kinda like Stipe and REM at times. :-k
I was just thinking "Is this some REM that I've never heard before?"
Sounds sorta kinda like Stipe and REM at times. :-k
overplayed :evil:
Josh Joplin Group was played several years ago on the progressive rock station in Nashville. I got the CD and like it. Sometimes, his songs sound too much the same and his melodies are a little linear but overall it was good. I particularly liked "Camera One."
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
no silly but i do love to read, especially this genre. it's healthfood for the soul. i think it's only a 150 pages or so. Siddhartha is a perfect work of art, a spiritual journey...i couldn't put it down. i'll let you borrow my copy if you like. :goodvibes:
You're right. What was the real thick Hess book - The Glass Bead Game? It's been a very long time.
DBCinCA wrote:
I was thinking that we have the hybrid offspring of REM, Elvis Costello, with a touch of some band like Del Amitri, Hothouse Flowers, or the Freddy Jones Band.
And maybe even an on-key version of Matthew Sweet. Great bands there, DBCinCA. Pretty good tune...glad to hear something different.
Ahhh... RP is where I first heard Josh Joplin, and I have since become a huge fan- they've got a great variable sound (check out Useful Music, a great album). Very clever lyrics as well.
PattonFever wrote:
i can't get over the resemblence to REM. the guy sounds vaguely michael stipe-like. there's got to be some influence, there, for sure. not bad music, either.
I was thinking that we have the hybrid offspring of REM, Elvis Costello, with a touch of some band like Del Amitri, Hothouse Flowers, or the Freddy Jones Band.
Spliff wrote:
Man AM - you most be an Evelyn Wood graduate. If I remember correctly, this is a thick book. I was a big Hesse fan many moons ago but found getting through it was "hard work". I need to look at it again.
no silly but i do love to read, especially this genre. it's healthfood for the soul. i think it's only a 150 pages or so. Siddhartha is a perfect work of art, a spiritual journey...i couldn't put it down. i'll let you borrow my copy if you like. :goodvibes:
trekhead wrote:
:rolleyes: Thanks for the clarification. Although moderately well-read, I had not heard of either, at least not in relation to a buddha. My leanings are a little more Judeo-Christian.
Check out Steppenwolf (the book).
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
easy now! :-s i love this book...very fun read. can be read in a few hours....highly recommend it! :nodhead: haven't heard this song...very cool! thanks Bill!
Man AM - you most be an Evelyn Wood graduate. If I remember correctly, this is a thick book. I was a big Hesse fan many moons ago but found getting through it was "hard work". I need to look at it again.
mem_313 wrote:
siddhartha (titlle), herman hesse (author), wake up and smell the spirituality. are you completely souless?
:rolleyes: Thanks for the clarification. Although moderately well-read, I had not heard of either, at least not in relation to a buddha. My leanings are a little more Judeo-Christian.
mem_313 wrote:
siddhartha (titlle), herman hesse (author), wake up and smell the spirituality. are you completely souless?
easy now! :-s i love this book...very fun read. can be read in a few hours....highly recommend it! :nodhead: haven't heard this song...very cool! thanks Bill!
trekhead wrote:
Alex, " What is a freakin' Siddhartha?"
Siddhartha was tha name of the guy who later became known as Buddha. I'm not qute sure what they mean by it in this song, though. Catchy. I could have sworn blind it was REM.
trekhead wrote:
Alex, " What is a freakin' Siddhartha?"
siddhartha (titlle), herman hesse (author), wake up and smell the spirituality. are you completely souless?
Alex, " What is a freakin' Siddhartha?"
PattonFever wrote:
i can't get over the resemblence to REM. the guy sounds vaguely michael stipe-like. there's got to be some influence, there, for sure. not bad music, either.
I totally agree with the Stipe like voice. Very good song. RP never ceases to produce.
I uploaded this yesterday and it's already added to the playlist and played? That's gotta be a record (for me anyway)
great song on an incredible album.....its a shame this album was overlooked as most good music is these days................... :?: Someone tell me why such good music these days gets swept under the rug...........
i can't get over the resemblence to REM. the guy sounds vaguely michael stipe-like. there's got to be some influence, there, for sure. not bad music, either.