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Shivaree — The Fat Lady of Limbourg
Album: Who's Got Trouble?
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Total ratings: 578









Released: 2005
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, I rang up Pantucci
Spoke to Lu-chi
I gave them all
They needed to know

And if affairs are proceeding
As we're expecting soon enough
The weak spots will show

I assume you understand that we have options on your time
And will ditch you in the harbour if we must

But if it all works out nicely
You'll get the bonus you deserve
From doctors we trust.

The Fat Lady of Limbourg
Looked at the samples that we sent
And furrowed her brow

You would never believe that
She'd tasted royalty and fame
If you saw her now

But her sense of taste is such that she'll distinguish with her tongue
The subtleties a spectrograph would miss

And then announce her decision
While demanding her reward
The jellyfish kiss

Now we checked out this duck quack
Who laid a big egg, oh so black
It shone just like gold

And then the kids from the city
Finding it pretty, took it home
And there it was sold

It was changing hands for weeks 'till someone left it by their fire
It melted to a puddle on the floor

For it was only a candle
A Roman scandal oh oh oh
Now it's a pool

That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for here

That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for here
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Is the singer farting on this song? 

What's that strange, erratic sound?  
I can't decide whether I like this or the original better.

Thankfully, I don't have to!
 Steely_D wrote:
The guy who was part of the beginning of glam rock, invented Ambient, invented New Wave, produced some of the best albums ever (Talking Heads, U2, Devo, Bowie), and is consistently at the forefront of new ideas...

And RP doesn't play his solo work?

{#Ask} 

 
There are several of Brian Eno's solo tunes in the playlist, I hear them once in a while.  His solo work may be a little unpopular with the mostly "classic rock" crowd here; it doesn't sound like Zeppelin or Floyd.
The guy who was part of the beginning of glam rock, invented Ambient, invented New Wave, produced some of the best albums ever (Talking Heads, U2, Devo, Bowie), and is consistently at the forefront of new ideas...

And RP doesn't play his solo work?

{#Ask} 
I initially thought this was DiVinyls.
Surprised there are not more Eno covers out there - or maybe there are and I'm not aware - given how revered he is by the indie rock community.
Makes me want to hear some Eno about now!
comments are so eclectic too lol {#Stop}
 Oxen1morale wrote:
Absolutely awesome, I can't believe you're playing an Eno cover

 
I would prefer to hear an Eno original, but this is pretty cool.
Absolutely awesome, I can't believe you're playing an Eno cover
This really surprised me to hear. Has RP ever played any original ENO? I can't remember. If so, which?

I'm a big Eno fan and appreciate hearing covers even if they often don't live up to the original. "Fat Lady" was off of "Taking Tiger Mountain" and I know "Blank Frank" if very popular, but I'd put my vote in for "Sky Saw" - the opening track for "Another Green World". The fretless bass of Percy Jones and viola of John Cale make this a very interesting blend of psychedelia and jazz. 

In any case, more Eno please! 
White Stripes "Cold, Cold Night" and now this. I think I get it:

"Songs We'd Like to Hear Sung By Somebody Else" 
This is the most boring No Doubt song I have ever heard. 
Ambrosia's an acquired taste.  For me she's too cool for words...
God, what an awful voice. Put this out of my misery- Grade 1, the aptly named "Sucko-Barfo." Please play some actual music!
Wonderful! The original is great, of course, but it's great to hear it updated. 
I never heard this covered before, I have always loved Eno's version (on Another Green World?).  This is quirky and good.
Cool cover of one of my favorite Eno tunes.
 sergeant_x wrote:
The vocal sort of remind me of Kristen Hersch. I like it.
 
Exactly what I thought - I was wondering - is this new Kristen Hersh?!
Would love to hear some Eno now.
 
I've never heard a cover of an Eno song before. This is delightful.
 Roverfish wrote:
Tellement fromage. Trop de fromage.

Definitely not Shivaree's best...something's rotten in Denmark.
 
My, never heard of Shivaree but if this is not her best, gotta hear more....
I thought this was the Divinyls!
Secksee!
It's a nice take on the original, but the original was hands-down better.  We don't hear enough Eno on RP.
Reminds Me A Little Of Kristen HeRsch 
 RichardArthur wrote:
Nice sigue from Eno.   Made me look up from my work to see who it was.

 
How'd ya know?
Nice sigue from Eno.   Made me look up from my work to see who it was.
Made me look. That's worth something. 7
This is pretty cool.
She's okay.  I mainly like it because I loved the Eno version.  Gonna go dig out that album now.
 Dalebarely wrote:
This is hands down an improvement over the original
 
This is not a bad version - pretty cool actually.  I vastly prefer the original, but I doubt that will ever be heard here.
 dadofsammy wrote:
I'll add to the chorus requesting the original. This cover does the song no favors, and considering the influence Brian Eno had on contemporary music and the lack of airplay he received, it's kind of a shame to see it perpetuated here on RP. Now if Bill would play Blank Frank, that would be something!
 
agreed, agreed!! how could you not love ENO.
 
Always loved this little ditty, as did my friends pantucci & lucia.  A very nice cover indeed.
This is hands down an improvement over the original
I'll add to the chorus requesting the original. This cover does the song no favors, and considering the influence Brian Eno had on contemporary music and the lack of airplay he received, it's kind of a shame to see it perpetuated here on RP. Now if Bill would play Blank Frank, that would be something!
MikeCloud wrote:
I don't know the original, but there is version in Velvet Goldmine that is really powerful. In general some Velvet Goldmine soundtrack would go down real nice...
Amen to that. One of the greatest soundtracks to a fantastic movie. Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ewan McGregor making out!!! what's not to love there????
You don't hear many covers of Brian Eno songs. I have mixed feelings about this one. Part of the enjoyment of Eno is the layering of sound images, and I don't really get that out of this. It emphasizes the lyrics too much, which are basically random words that sound good together.
I don't know the original, but there is version in Velvet Goldmine that is really powerful. In general some Velvet Goldmine soundtrack would go down real nice...
Tellement fromage. Trop de fromage. Definitely not Shivaree's best...something's rotten in Denmark.
This is SO Christina Amphlett!
Hate the breathy, little girl vocals.
:P
ptooey wrote:
SECOND!!!
TWENTY-THIRD!
trekhead wrote:
A friend and I compete, often. You could say it is a WHEY of life.
And everyone else is left feeling Blue and having to deal with da Brie.
And I would give Gwen Stefani the same rating.
ongaku wrote:
Eno would be highly appreciated. This version is not. :puke:
A G R E E
The vocal sort of remind me of Kristen Hersch. I like it.
riffster wrote:
I'm not quite that dismissive of this rendition - more queasy than woofing, but it doesn't touch Eno's rendition. The silly musical 'effects' are what bother me most. - Riff P.S. Trekhead, there is a special level in Purgatory for puns like that - but I liked 'em! :mrgreen:
A friend and I compete, often. You could say it is a WHEY of life.
ongaku wrote:
Eno would be highly appreciated. This version is not. :puke:
I'm not quite that dismissive of this rendition - more queasy than woofing, but it doesn't touch Eno's rendition. The silly musical 'effects' are what bother me most. - Riff P.S. Trekhead, there is a special level in Purgatory for puns like that - but I liked 'em! :mrgreen:
If the fat lady of Limbourg had a child , would it be a Baby Swiss? Does that make the father a real Meunster? (cheesy jokes are the worst, aren't they?)
Eno would be highly appreciated. This version is not. :puke:
LunaGraphica wrote:
Hey, I like it ... hadn't heard of Shivaree before Radio Paradise. Just tried to order it, but it's not available until the 11th. I shall return. ;-)
hey, i love the original, Mr. Brian Eno! try taking tiger mountain.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I don't know; the original definitely wasn't Eno's best, and I'd say I even like this better.
You are totally wrong, my friend. The singing is totally souless...same as the music...It is just nice to hear this song again, and the girl is really hot, but does not make it up for the destruction
Hey, I like it ... hadn't heard of Shivaree before Radio Paradise. Just tried to order it, but it's not available until the 11th. I shall return. ;-)
Ambrosia makes everything better.
I think it's irrelevant to cover a song when your cover sounds too close to the original. This is close, but they might as well have used the sax lines from the original (which make the song in my opinion).
:yawn:
Hey, this isn't as bad as the original! I like!
I don't know; the original definitely wasn't Eno's best, and I'd say I even like this better.
Not even close to Brian Eno's original. Let's hear that one. Whaddya say?
Isn't this a cover of an Eno song?
this is just plain horrible.
This chick is trying to hypnotize me. This chick is trying to hypnotize me. This chick is trying to hypnotize me. This chick is trying to hypnotize me.
stevebeaver wrote:
FIRST!
SECOND!!!
FIRST!