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Joan Osborne — Crazy Baby
Album: Relish
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Released: 1995
Length: 6:23
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And your hands are really shakin something awful
As you light your 27th cigarette
Oh how long have you been sittin in the darkness
You forget
Oh you know you're gettin really hard to be with
And you're cryin every time you turn around
And you wonder why you can not pick your head up
Off the ground

Oh my crazy baby
Try to hold on tight
Oh my crazy baby
Don't put out the light, the light,
the light, the light

And they look at you like they don't speak your language
And you're living at the bottom of a well
And you swallowed all the awful bloody secrets
That you can't tell
Oh you know you ought to get yourself together
But you can not bear to walk outside your door
No, you can not bear to look into the mirror
Anymore, anymore

Oh my crazy baby
Try to hold on tight
Oh my crazy baby
Don't put out the light, the light,
the light, the light

And your hands are really shakin something awful
As your worries crawl around inside your clothes
Ooh how long will you be sittin in the darkness
Heaven knows

Oh my crazy baby
Try to hold on tight
Oh my crazy baby
Don't put out the light, the light,
the light, the light, the light,
the light, the light, the light,
the light, the light
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 sistegraf wrote:
Might be worst song I have heard on RP {#Cry}

 
That's what I thought until I heard Moby's "We Are All Made of Stars".  I realized then that as bad as "Crazy Baby" is we were still in the shallow end of the pool.
Soulful singing. She is very talented. 
But please stop the angst-ridden lovelorn crooning.  
Might be worst song I have heard on RP {#Cry}
Good stuff!
This is painfull. Please, stop :(
 philipr wrote:
I gave an 8 but more fore the music (particulary  this superb guitar) than Joan voice sometime limit in this song. A Dream of Baez interpretation just passed....

 
It would be great to hear Baez do a full blown (not just acoustic) version of this.
Ufff uaaa {#Eek}
Too bad about JO. Kind of a one-hit-wonder with this album.
 jagdriver wrote:
'Twas ok until the end, when she starts overpowering her vocal chords.

 
I agree.  Great song until the outro.
'Twas s'ok until the end, when she starts overpowering her vocal chords.
Really really happy to hear her (various songs) played here pretty often. Sometimes I feel like she had dropped off the face of the earth. She knows what to sing, backed by whom, and has really hit her stride.  
Great singer. Downbeat song. I hear it twice, I'm done. 
 fatcatjb wrote:
I love this song

 
💜💜💜👍
Sounds great!👍👍😁. And that guitar🎞🎞!
please make it stop
sounds like a Linda Ronstandt cover band... and not a good one.
Soooooo boring..... like all her stuff
I love this song
I gave an 8 but more fore the music (particulary  this superb guitar) than Joan voice sometime limit in this song. A Dream of Baez interpretation just passed....
Osborne is basically a blues singer, and it's been hard for her to find material that shows off her talents without going totally into a blues mode. I think this song is a good vehicle. I like it. 
I really love her song One of Us, it's a spectacular song
Just don't need to hear this....
This album is still a great listen.....except for "God One of Us".  Still don't like that song, but of course, that is the big pop hit, so she will forever be remembered for it.  I just downloaded her new album the other day and haven't listened to it yet, I'll get on that now.
one verse, two verses, three... enough of this whining. PSD.
i enjoy her new stuff so much more
Bumped from an 8 to a 9. 
 bokey wrote:

Maybe you need to upgrade the venues you listen to music at.
 

{#Yes}
 ceicilbee wrote:
thought it was joan baez for a second...
 


 wycado wrote:
I'm trying to like this, even distracting myself with some work stuff. But this is really substandard singing. I don't know this gal, but if she was singing in a hotel lounge, I'd still not think this very good vocals.
 
Maybe you need to upgrade the venues you listen to music at.
thought it was joan baez for a second...
a tune surfing the mp3s — like it.
Filled with pathos, the pain she expresses hear rips the heart to shreds with a hope never to be fulfilled.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

musical potpourri by Esther17
Esther Perez
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This week finds me all over the place, musically, although I usually am, anyhow. I like and am willing to listen to just about anything, except maybe the specialized category of easy listening death metal prog electronica country. Gotta draw the line somewhere.

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Wow Calypsus, you wrote this? It reads like english!
 

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Joan Osborne - "Baby Love" Live

"She's singing it beautifuly, but yeah, there is some kind of strange effect on her voice"

"You're right. This one is baaad. Joan Osborne has a naturally beautiful voice. This sounds like they used a vocoder. "


 


musical potpourri by Esther17
Esther Perez
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This week finds me all over the place, musically, although I usually am, anyhow. I like and am willing to listen to just about anything, except maybe the specialized category of easy listening death metal prog electronica country. Gotta draw the line somewhere.

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I can't listen to Fiona Apple because she is ALWAYS off pitch. Joan bends the notes on purpose and her emotional pitch is perfect.
My favourite song!!! {#Clap}

 Ntropy wrote:


So what you're saying is she drinks 24/7?  99.99% of her singing is off-key. Every song, every time.
 

Your singing career? How's it coming along? You sound just a wee bit jealous to me.
I really love it..8. caught my ear and won the day {#Angel}
 jadewahoo wrote:
 Egrey wrote:
Is she flat when she sings the chorus on this?
Only after too much whisky. Otherwise she is quite upright.
 

So what you're saying is she drinks 24/7?  99.99% of her singing is off-key. Every song, every time.
Lovely song - my favorite on the album. So sadly beautiful.
incredible song
incredible CD 
Oh yeah, just right.
 Egrey wrote:
Is she flat when she sings the chorus on this?
Only after too much whisky. Otherwise she is quite upright.


Love it.  But it is more of a late night track, rather than a sunny morning toon.

Great contained playing and fitting vocals that suit the overall feel of the track. Maybe some here would prefer some software-enchanced over-emotive vibrato warbling (you know the Pariah Carey, Christine Aquilira way) with the neck veins standing up to show FULL performance.  Me, i prefer the restraint.

Nice one Bill.


Drone Drone Drone....Is it over yet ?
I'm not as big a fan of her as Bill is.
 
6
Rocks
This is a heart-breaker ... but so beautifully sung.

IMG_2882 - Joam Osborne  by concorder111
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Joan Osborne - "Baby Love" Live

"She's singing it beautifuly, but yeah, there is some kind of strange effect on her voice"

"You're right. This one is baaad. Joan Osborne has a naturally beautiful voice. This sounds like they used a vocoder. "

I detest autotuning, but something needs to be done for Joan's flat vocals on this one.....
I really enjoy listening to this album.
A must have for any music collection.  She has an amazing voice and her song writing in wonderful!
I'm trying to like this, even distracting myself with some work stuff. But this is really substandard singing. I don't know this gal, but if she was singing in a hotel lounge, I'd still not think this very good vocals.
that rocked!
 Egrey wrote:
Is she flat when she sings the chorus on this?
 

I think you should wash your ears out.{#Tongue}
 agnes wrote:
God, memories. This lady taught me a lot about singing.
 
Wow.  I pushed reply to agree with this comment before I realized that *I* posted it. 

Egrey wrote:
Is she flat when she sings the chorus on this?
I think you were a little pitchy, dude.
Yeah but did she carve "Joan Osborne" into her forearm with a hunting knife?HMS_Beagle wrote:
Thought you were saying the slayer...I hear something from the Buffy Musical in here (maybe joss borrowed a bit).
Is she flat when she sings the chorus on this?
Love this!
Photo-John wrote:
Goddamn I love this song. She's almost as good as Slayer.
Thought you were saying the slayer...I hear something from the Buffy Musical in here (maybe joss borrowed a bit).
Joan is a fine artist . . .
solid album, start to finish. nice pipes indeed.
davin wrote:
Here's to drinking heavily in the studio.
:cheers: I'll drink to that!
Here's to drinking heavily in the studio.
Nice pipes!
Photo-John wrote:
Goddamn I love this song. She's almost as good as Slayer.
:lol:
Goddamn I love this song. She's almost as good as Slayer.
This song has a near-perfect rhythm section, lead guitar, and vocals. Who could ask for more? (Well, maybe the melody...)
Wow, I was about to give it at least a 7 when I saw I'd already rated it with a 2. Must be one of those songs that you have to be in the mood to appreciate.
God, memories. This lady taught me a lot about singing.
That feral growl thing. Cool Joan has some amazing chops better suited to other material. Her contributions to "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown" are exceptional.
arcas2000 wrote:
Good musicians, lousy singer.
I heartily disagree. The manner in which she wraps her voice around various notes and bends them ... she is First Class in my book. In concert (Lilith Fair, etc, she has the most incredible stage presence. And yes her band is most excellent.
Good musicians, lousy singer.
pomalley wrote:
This is a great CD, check it out, you will not be disappointed.
I agree. This is a fine collection of tunes. Joan's got a great voice.
my ears are bleeding - not good.
She is a Blues singer, yes the blues. I saw her once live and she blew the house away.
This is a great CD, check it out, you will not be disappointed.
oh shut up you.
She's a very gracious and witty lady. If you are nearby, she is at the Nugget in Sparks, NV tonight and there are some tickets left.
This was always one of my favorite cd's.
Plaintive, painful and remorseful... she carries the emotions off well. A song well executed.
davin wrote:
. . . is she drunk? Sounds flat and off-time and out of breath. Ouch. 1/10
Listening to this, you'd think she couldn't sing, but if you've seen her belt out "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?" on "Standing in the Shadows of Motown", you'd know she can!
Listening to this, you'd think she couldn't sing, but if you've seen her belt out "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?" on "Standing in the Shadows of Motown", you'd know she can!
This song is so amazingly good! This whole album is simply great!
pannaramma wrote:
Hey - wait a minute - I think I wrote this in high school.
haha. what's that? "you take me higher"? oh let me write that one down.
ZOMG! AMAZONG!
fatcatjb wrote:
Love Joan Osborne, love this song and love this CD
Agree 100% :high-five: One talented Lady!
Awesome CD, great singer/songwriter/musician/performer. :music:
Love Joan Osborne, love this song and love this CD
coding_to_music wrote:
Chick can SING
If that's your definition of singing, then yes she can.
Hey - wait a minute - I think I wrote this in high school.
Beth Orton morphed so perfectly into this, I didn't realise it wasn't Beth Orton. Until I gradually became aware that someone was playing a slowed-down recording of a cat being repeatedly hit with a plank of wood. Awful, dirge, drone, kill-self-now, arrghhh ...
Chick can SING
But please god not on my radio. Take her round you place if you must.
mezzanine wrote:
Why does she sound pitchy to me?
I answered my own question after listening to the whole song. It's because she is pitchy.
Aweful. Sounds like half-assed whining, half-hearted nihilistic quality.
it's a shame she didn't keep the band she had for this record. The musicians on it and the songs they brought were every bit as important as Joan herself for the success of this disc.
Carl wrote:
Would someone please stick a pacifier in her mouth!?
lol
Fiji5555 wrote:
:nyah: It's called feeling what you're singing. Pure genius :yes: She did it perfect
More like Feeling What You're Drinking. Thanks for coming out, though!
Why does she sound pitchy to me?
Just recently purchased this CD. Don't know what took me so long, it's fantastic!!
fatcatjb wrote:
this song undoes me completely...shimmers in the dark and hurts so good. She sounds so uncharacteristically vulnerable here all the longing of kd land and bitterness of lucinda williams, and that guitar rips my heart out
... don't quite get the 'bitterness of lucinda williams ' bit but it sure is a positive rave for Joan, really hits the nail on the head :music: love this song!
This song does sound a bit lame on its own. But for some reason when I hear it in the context of the whole album...it fits.
Would someone please stick a pacifier in her mouth!?
ScottN wrote:
The song would be better w/o the last minute or so.
Agreed - I was more or less ignoring it, and then her voice just got too strained. Painful.
bloody awful. . . droning, monotonous, repetitive, ad nauseam, ad infinitum. . .
davin wrote:
The studio musicians are obviously doing their job on this song .. to make up for Joan .. is she drunk? Sounds flat and off-time and out of breath. Ouch. 1/10
:nyah: It's called feeling what you're singing. Pure genius :yes: She did it perfect
The studio musicians are obviously doing their job on this song .. to make up for Joan .. is she drunk? Sounds flat and off-time and out of breath. Ouch. 1/10
this song undoes me completely...shimmers in the dark and hurts so good. She sounds so uncharacteristically vulnerable here all the longing of kd land and bitterness of lucinda williams, and that guitar rips my heart out
Fiji5555 wrote:
Always loved this song and the whole CD! :guitarist: :dancingbanana_2: :bounce:
me too, me too. this song always made me feel something. love the whole cd.
great song, awesome album... thanks for playing it!
Always loved this song and the whole CD! :guitarist: :dancingbanana_2: :bounce:
Or better than Madonna can either sing or act? OK song, but not nearly her best work. The song would be better w/o the last minute or so. BTW..Andie McDowell is a good actress, imo. Johnny_Truant wrote:
As far as I can tell, Joan Osborne can sing about as well as Andie MacDowell can act. It's a tough call though.
Please stop the nasal whining - just awful!!
As far as I can tell, Joan Osborne can sing about as well as Andie MacDowell can act. It's a tough call though.
Cool guitar sound! Cool song!
CaptTofu wrote:
Ok, I know everyone thinks she's great, but her voice is really shakey and sounds like she can't carry a tune in this particular song. I've heard better Karaoke.
Oh my. And I was just starting to feel proud of the Radio Paradise Audience.
ok enough belly-aching. what a downer! BOOOOOOO!