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Low — On The Edge Of
Album: The Great Destroyer
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:40
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Soft from your lips to the rise of your stomach
Your lungs filled with fingers keep jamming words down my throat
Nothing to steal we've got nothing to love
Nothing to spill because oh we're so innocent oh

Oh on the edge of
Oh on the edge of

I could have built you a house on the ocean
The ocean repeating and receding into the sun

So cut to you dead and now cut to the laughing
Cut through our bodies and lastly into our oh

Oh on the edge of
Oh
Oh on the edge of
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 westslope wrote:
The Neil Young grunge sound?

Not bad.


 

Na. If it remotely reminded me of Neil Young, I'd have PSD'd.

The Neil Young grunge sound?

Not bad.


8 Thanks Bill!  {#Cool}
 pomalley wrote:
Sounds like Neil Young... no?
 

Right?  I was about to suggest the same.
Sounds like Neil Young... no?
Aaaaaaaaargh!!!! {#Stop}
Great tune, but not what I need right now. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hey hey, my my.
 
Cortez was what came to my mind.

Hey hey, my my.
 socalhol wrote:
Nice set of songs Bill !  smooth transitions

Appliance - Pacifica
Beatles - She Said She Said
Cowboy Junkies - I Saw Your Shoes
Low - On the Edge Of
 
And now 

Low - On the Edge Of
Neil Young - Words

{#Good-vibes}

Bill ... brilliant

 a_genuine_find wrote:
from Wiki.... Sparhawk (guitar/vocals) and Parker (bass) are married, have two children, and are practicing members of the Mormon faith.

 
Okay, I have to say it:  I guess the reason they only have two children is because they're "practicing" Mormons and don't have it perfected yet...  Really good music, though - I like this song! {#Bounce} *ducks and runs...*

Nice set of songs Bill !  smooth transitions

Appliance - Pacifica
Beatles - She Said She Said
Cowboy Junkies - I Saw Your Shoes
Low - On the Edge Of
 Govi wrote:
It is difficult to enjoy this song because the accidental digital compression distortion or the deliberate distortion by the musicians is so irritating that it's hard to get past it.  
 

The distortion and dirt is not accidental and I really doubt it's digital.  The producer was Dave Fridman of Mercury Rev fame who also did all the production on The Flaming Lips' biggest albums.  The production is in a similar vein as the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots."  The distortion is an artistic choice that I think works for this band — spacy but wildly dark and complex.  Flood did it best on U2's "Actung Baby" but it's also worked for other artists including The Church on their 2003 album "Forget Yourself."
 Anax wrote:
A great CD. Definitely listen to the whole thing.

 

Agreed, and very interesting "dirty" production.  Dark, but it really grows on you.
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They are wonderful in concert.

7 {#Arrow} 8

 a_genuine_find wrote:
from Wiki.... Sparhawk (guitar/vocals) and Parker (bass) are married, have two children, and are practicing members of the Mormon faith.

 
Actually Mimi played the drums, not bass.

A great CD. Definitely listen to the whole thing.

Built to Spillish
Beautiful.  Haunting.  Husband and wife in close harmony.  Love this song.
Majestic! {#Sunny}
Love...this...band! Their music is still interesting and innovative after 15 years.
Ahhhh...Volume Loud, Walls Shaking!  {#Yell}  I Love It!!
 philinnz wrote:
kinda nice but I imagine it would be easy to get sick of it
 

perhaps, as a single out-take from the album, but it you get a chance to give the record a listen from front to back, its a really nice musical ride .. IMHO their best album to date.
 tiare wrote:
Very nice, Very listenable to :)
 
{#Rolleyes}

I was just...going...to rate this a 1. But I already DID!! Yeah! I rock.{#Dancingbanana_2}
 bwcyclist wrote:
Actually, I thought it was Neil Young untilI read the listing. 
 
Initially I thought the same thing, too.
 OHMish wrote:

Sounds like Neil Young

  

Certain parts of it are a little Pink Floyd-ish too...
It works for me.

 OHMish wrote:

Sounds like Neil Young

 

Actually, I thought it was Neil Young untilI I read the listing. 

Irritating. {#Crashcomp}
 etcarroll wrote:


Seriously, what's up with the distortion on this?

-3-
 
Sounds like Neil Young

 Govi wrote:
It is difficult to enjoy this song because the accidental digital compression distortion or the deliberate distortion by the musicians is so irritating that it's hard to get past it.  
 

Seriously, what's up with the distortion on this?

-3-
It is difficult to enjoy this song because the accidental digital compression distortion or the deliberate distortion by the musicians is so irritating that it's hard to get past it.  
9->10 until I remember to buy this from iTunes (I scour my ratings list on radio paradise for buying ideas!)
Had to bump it up from 7 to 8.
Like this a lot!

Great crunchy Neil Young type guitar sounds batman...I like it a lot! {#Good-vibes}
wow! low is from my hometown, didn't realize how far-reaching they were! good tune
kinda nice but I imagine it would be easy to get sick of it
 a_genuine_find wrote:
from Wiki....

Sparhawk (guitar/vocals) and Parker (bass) are married, have two children, and are practicing members of the Mormon faith.


 
There's hope yet huh?! They could give it up and make better music!

Wow had to stop working and listen..it grabbed me right from the beginning ! Nice...


Always wondered who did this song...love it!
they were GREAT at the SubPop Festival last weekend!
Rockabobbie wrote:
The Curtain Hits the Cast from the mid-1990s is fabulous, start to finish. That is, if you dig this kind of slow-drip melodic vibe with the occassional cacaphonic build.
I feel like I don't have TIME to listen to this song. Is a societal problem?
So refreshing after two Traffic tunes.
One piece of sh*t song follows another piece of sh*t song from Radiohead. Terrible!
kazuma wrote:
I have their 2001 CD Things We Lost in the Fire and it's very good.
The Curtain Hits the Cast from the mid-1990s is fabulous, start to finish. That is, if you dig this kind of slow-drip melodic vibe with the occassional cacaphonic build.
smdeeg wrote:
Very Young-ish, but I don't hear any C, S, or N.
agreed.
Low takes a page from the Cowboy Junkies method book. Nicely done.
Glockman45 wrote:
crosby, stills, nash and young copy. still sounds good.
Very Young-ish, but I don't hear any C, S, or N.
from Wiki.... Sparhawk (guitar/vocals) and Parker (bass) are married, have two children, and are practicing members of the Mormon faith.
Very nice, Very listenable to :)
'Someone and someone were down by the pond...words!'
crosby, stills, nash and young copy. still sounds good.
I hear Low. Neil is next... I predict.
kazuma wrote:
Isn't that sort of a trademark of theirs? I find that a lot of what they do sounds like a demo rather than a fully finished recording. It took a little getting used to, but it's grown on me. And does anybody else think they sound a bit like X?
I don't hear X in there anywhere, but I like their music a lot, and here in MN they are esteemed for their quirkiness. Everybody hears Neil Young it seems.
healyf52 wrote:
I thought this was Neil Young. The guitar tone is dead on Neil. Very cool tune.
But oh so much better, this is good!
Now we're talkin'. Very nice out of Radiohead.
I thought this was Neil Young. The guitar tone is dead on Neil. Very cool tune.
...listen to their in the fishtank EP collaboration with dirty three - they do a haunting cover of neil young's down by the river...
horstman wrote:
Sounds like Journey!
Wha? With talent, maybe... :eh:
Sounds like Journey!
Wow, never heard this before. Really cool!
I rarely hear it, never remebers who they are and I really, really, like this one. Lovely sound and vocals. The use of a Bigsbylike gives hints to Mr Young mayb the vocals also, but I think they swimming in an own pond
Krispian wrote:
I hear Neil, lots of Neil.
I thought this was Neil Young. The guitar tone is dead on Neil. Very cool tune.
is this an old Skynyrd song. Sounds familiar.
davin wrote:
this is really good.
... yea, can't help bein' a chorus girl for this tune, it's so catchy :music:
this is really good.
I have their 2001 CD Things We Lost in the Fire and it's very good.
Krispian wrote:
I hear Neil, lots of Neil.
I'd call that a compliment :) I can hear it too. And it is good.
HEAVY! Crusher. Spaceman 3 with a melody.
It's worth a listen - not bad from a band named "Low" hee-hee :angel:
handyrae wrote:
In my opinion, Low is one of those bands that could produce great music if they just either tried a bit harder and/or gave a damn. They are one of the prime examples of what I call "half-assed" music. Give me a full-ass and I'll listen, but until then if they can't be bothered, neither can I. :snooty: :wink:
IMO you are waaaay off base. This band definitely isn't for everybodies tastes but to say they don't give a damn is rediculous. I'm guessing you haven't heard much, if any, of there material outside of this song to form that opinion.
I came into the room near the end of that,it sounded pretty hypnotic.
Im on the edge of a sucko-barfo rating for this song.
Most of you are probably too young to remember when everyone thought that America's "Horse With No Name" sounded just like Neil Young, well it didn't to me but it did sound like they were trying to sound like him and now with this song I really thought it was Neil Young when it started.
I'm On The Edge of High with Low :cowboy:
Niel Young....wow...what an influence on this band!!!!
I hear Neil, lots of Neil.
Wow wicked guitar sound on this one! Seems more of a Pink Floyd-ish vibe than Neil Young to me. Either way, nice one. Comes through fine at 128kbps
That's some mighty fine distortion, I must say...
This is kinda weird, but I'd swear that this sounds alot like CSN&Y or not?
In my opinion, Low is one of those bands that could produce great music if they just either tried a bit harder and/or gave a damn. They are one of the prime examples of what I call "half-assed" music. Give me a full-ass and I'll listen, but until then if they can't be bothered, neither can I. :snooty: :wink:
Is the full name of this lame band, "Low Expectations?" It should be.
Grachelson wrote:
Pretty mellow, its a shame that I need some more "pump-up" kind of music right now.
You consider this mellow? :think:
Its like Neil Young... except without Neil Young's bloated festering ego.
I like the song but the quality is so poor it makes me run for the mute button. Music=7 Quality=1
awful kerning
sqqqrly wrote:
Finally, it is over.......... yuck. Music might be ok, but the quality is so poor I cannot listen to it. A one for production!
Its sound is better now at 192K, but the CD sounds much better, of course. That highly distorted guitar just doesn't make it through the ether in one piece. Nice song.
Pretty mellow, its a shame that I need some more "pump-up" kind of music right now.
RedG wrote:
I agree some of the sound quality in this song leaves a lot to be desired, however saying that the song is not bad, pretty staight ahead, but I like it
Finally, it is over.......... yuck. Music might be ok, but the quality is so poor I cannot listen to it. A one for production!
ScottN wrote:
Edge of seems like an unfinished song to me.
Isn't that sort of a trademark of theirs? I find that a lot of what they do sounds like a demo rather than a fully finished recording. It took a little getting used to, but it's grown on me. And does anybody else think they sound a bit like X?
First few times I heard this song I thought, "Hey, a neil young song I like."
mikeatlarge wrote:
Who ever engineered this one should find another job?
I agree some of the sound quality in this song leaves a lot to be desired, however saying that the song is not bad, pretty staight ahead, but I like it
Who ever engineered this one should find another job?
I've loved these guys since Curtain Hits the Cast. Darkly atmospheric, quasi religious lyrics. From a Mormon couple in Duluth!
Edge of seems like an unfinished song to me. The powerful, enchanting opening leads to a second half that feels a bit like another song. Fun to listen anyway, and I really like the group.
radiojunkie wrote:
Simon & Garfunkel? Sounds more like Aimee Mann & Michael Penn.
I hear Aimee Mann and Neil Young. That would be pretty cool.
When this song started, I thought I was hearing a wall-O-sound-type cover of Neil Young's Country Girl
Heavy sound. Still like it.
nuggler wrote:
Not even close....
I definitely hear a little Neil Young myself.
coding_to_music wrote:
Neil Young's new song?
Not even close....
Neil Young's new song?
i like california better, but this isn't bad. thank's for rockin' my friday, bill. just one request, no more neville brothers please. that includes arron's solo stuff.
This song keeps grabbing my attention. I'm surprised to discover from AMG that this band has been around long enough to release 5 studio albums. I think I'll be adding this to my music wishlist. :music:
wow bill you're the man. 3 killer jams in a row, i'm loving it, good thing boss didn't step in so I didn't have to turn it down :guitarist: \:D/
nuggler wrote:
Yes. If you're copying Neil Young's Crazy Horse in every way possible which is obviously these guys intention.
people doing what has been done before is biblical. everyone is influenced by everyone. besides, neil young is fantastic... nothing wrong with sounding like something extremely good. i'll take that over trying to sound like tiffany.
heeb wrote:
This sounds very distorted. Is it supposed to sound like this?
Yes. If you're copying Neil Young's Crazy Horse in every way possible which is obviously these guys intention.
This sounds very distorted. Is it supposed to sound like this?
pookergill wrote:
just a big noisy mess.
:-s Well, whatever rocks your boat ...
pookergill wrote:
just a big noisy mess.
Huh?
just a big noisy mess.
Darlington wrote:
Second song I've heard on RP off this album. This is definitely on the "need to check out" list now.
Worth it ...
Promising. The kind of melodic lethargy I can appreciate when in the mood.
What, this isn't Aimee Mann?
ppak wrote:
Sounds to me like Simon and Garfunkel harmonics with some stunning slow buzz - maybe 2 cups of coffee and it's Katy bar the door? I like it!
Simon & Garfunkel? Sounds more like Aimee Mann & Michael Penn.
Second song I've heard on RP off this album. This is definitely on the "need to check out" list now.
definitely love this album. it is a great change for low!
Sounds to me like Simon and Garfunkel harmonics with some stunning slow buzz - maybe 2 cups of coffee and it's Katy bar the door? I like it!