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The Black Sorrows — Fool Notion
Album: Beat Club
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1018









Released: 1992
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Must've been blind
Guess that's what you'll find
If fate taps on your door

Love rolled in
You shook my world around
Then watched me from the wings
I should have known
But my heart had flown
Now look what trouble brings

A train pulls out of a station
Then rattles on down the line
When I held you close
What I feared the most
Was some fool notion of mine

The sun has gone
This winter's much too long
It steals my breath away

Everythin' dies
Like the promise in your eyes
And waves breakin' on the bay

The moon staggers into the night sky
But it ain't up there to shine
When I held you close
What I feared the most
Was some fool notion of mine
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I thought it was Chuck Prophet. Had to look. Nope. Nice sound!
 Tippster wrote:
Someone listened to a bunch of Knopfler growing up...
 
Except that Joe Camilleri was born in 1948!!!! He's older then Knopfler by a year, give or take a few months
Joe Camilleri leads The Black Sorrows. He's kind of an Australian version of Elvis Costello. Several great catchy songs in late 70's, then matured to even better material over the years, supported by some legendary Aussie musicians. Seen him perform dozens of times and he's always great.
Rating fo me down from 8 to 7
Someone listened to a bunch of Knopfler growing up...
Good stuff
Aussies? Damn, now they are beating us at excellent R&B . . . 
 Just heard this for the first time. The Cale/Knopler comment is spot on. Two of my favorites. (Three if you count both Knopflers). 
If J.J. Cale and Mark Knopfler fused into one person, you'd get this.

 
Just heard this for the first time. The Cale/Knopler comment is spot on. Two of my favorites. (Three if you count both Knopflers). 
West LA fadeway?
Blast stopped doing what I am supposed to be doing. Too good.
Thanks Bill for highlighting another great Aussie band.
Love this song.
RP play it at least once a week9200199999977424168791
Nice

Very Nice.  Thank You.

Similar to some of my favorites yet has an added something. 

 jjtwister wrote:
That's a shame ... Beat Club is one of The Sorrows best albums check it out on iTunes and decide for yourself


 

 jjtwister wrote:
Thanks 4 the info u saved me some $


 

 Dog_Ear wrote:
After hearing this on RP I bought a few of their releases - but as is often the case, Bill picked the gem of the crop. Leave it to RP to find obscure gold  . . .

 

That song has a nice flow to it. 
 Fer1111 wrote:
{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}I love this kind of music....makes you happy.

 
Yeah Fer...  lovin' it. Bumping to a 9.
After hearing this on RP I bought a few of their releases - but as is often the case, Bill picked the gem of the crop. Leave it to RP to find obscure gold  . . .
{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}I love this kind of music....makes you happy.


Liking this.
 tomcool wrote:
I thought this was Peter Mulvey, but it's an Aussie named Joe Camilleri. He's been around for decades, apparently. Amazing similarity in voice and vocal style with Peter Mulvey, I think, at least in this song. Would enjoy hearing more from both artists here at RP.
 
The Black Sorrows are indeed still around touring Australia and Europe. They released their 17th album Certified Blue which is currently #5 on the national Jazz and Blues chart.  Appreciate the feedback on Fool Notion . 
 PLC wrote:
I once mistakenly walked into the Black Sorrows dressing room, thinking it was a bathroom and gave an impromptu review of their gig... (unfavorable)   I apologize to them and all their fans as I was extremely drunk at the time...  and not at all a music reviewer.  So here's a "10" Joe.

 
Some people would do the same thing sober it'd be called chutzpah. If I were one of the Black Sorrows, I'd have shaken your hand and tasered your ass. 
I once mistakenly walked into the Black Sorrows dressing room, thinking it was a bathroom and gave an impromptu review of their gig... (unfavorable)   I apologize to them and all their fans as I was extremely drunk at the time...  and not at all a music reviewer.  So here's a "10" Joe.
"And now another feel-good track from the Black Sorrows..."
I haven't thought about this band for years....had a copy of "Hold on to Me" that was done in the late '80's, and Camilleri sounded a bit like Van Morrison back then. I remember it being a really good listen- might have to hunt it down and give it some rotation again.
I thought this was Peter Mulvey, but it's an Aussie named Joe Camilleri. He's been around for decades, apparently. Amazing similarity in voice and vocal style with Peter Mulvey, I think, at least in this song. Would enjoy hearing more from both artists here at RP.
Nice funky beat with quietly sizzling guitar and vocals restrained just enough to be discreet.
Chuck Prophet was and is an awesome musical force!
These guys made some of the most under-rated music of the late eighties IMO. Good to hear them still doing it and sounding great.
 
 Farquwaar wrote:
Is that Chuck Prophet on vocals?

Leslie wrote:

That's who it sounds like to me as well. 

 
Me three....!
If you like this may want to check out some of their other stuff like "never let me go" or "aint love the strangest thing"
 On_The_Beach wrote:

. . . and the lesser-known Chuck Prophet.
 
Yes! Chuck Prophet that's it! I was sitting here thinking who the heck does this sound like, or maybe it's actually him - then I saw this post.
....6->>8.........chills me......
This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
An extra rating point just for the line about the moon staggering into the night sky.
 nathanso wrote:

Right said!  Thanks RP for turning me on to this band.
 

Excactly my thoughts. Knopfler? Almost but no really...
Anyway, like it.

 Baby_M wrote:
If J.J. Cale and Mark Knopfler fused into one person, you'd get this.
 
Right said!  Thanks RP for turning me on to this band.
Tasty.
If J.J. Cale and Mark Knopfler fused into one person, you'd get this.

Definitely cool.


 Dog_Ear wrote:
This is one of those far flung rarities that you would only hear on RP. They FINALLY got this on iTunes & I scooped it up. But -as always Bill picked the best track —fanks mate.
 
8 on the first listen.  
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Very sinister vibe! I like it, kinda like a snake slithering in the grass! Cool & deadly...{#Devil_pimp}
 

OOOOO!! that's an excellent description!
This is one of those far flung rarities that you would only hear on RP. They FINALLY got this on iTunes & I scooped it up. But -as always Bill picked the best track —fanks mate.
Great Aussie band, led by Joe Camilleri, another of his bands called  JoJo Zep and the Falcons were pretty cool too
 Randomax wrote:
I keep hearing Kevin Welch...
 
RP needs more Kevin Welch!

Very nice! 8 => 9
 kittyhawk wrote:
It sounds like a blend of MarK Knopler and Robbie Robertson to me. :-)
 
. . . and the lesser-known Chuck Prophet.
This CD is long sold out . I have seen this Item on German Ebay.Regards to all lovers of good groove 
sounds like DaDa Boo Baa- cha kli banannas..............
 


sounds like DaDa Boo Baa- cha kli banannas..............
Thought this was JJ Cale that I'd never heard.
I hate when I'm so late hearing a good band. 
I keep hearing Kevin Welch...
Knopfler + Isaac + a little Bryan Ferry warble?
Very sinister vibe! I like it, kinda like a snake slithering in the grass! Cool & deadly...{#Devil_pimp}
 tg3k wrote:
Wasn't really paying attention to the bulk of the song, but the guitar work at the end made me perk up and listen. Cool stuff.
 
Same here. Definitely a Knopfler-esque guitar, very smooth. 6 from the Nottingham jury.

 songbirdfemme wrote:
as long as we're throwing out comparisons, I say this sounds like Chris Isaac!

 
It sounds like a blend of Marc Knopler and Robbie Robertson to me. :-)

as long as we're throwing out comparisons, I say this sounds like Chris Isaac!

 oscar_driver wrote:
Seriously now, i am trying to show how good RP is, but the last 7 tracks are too country-like (i love country) but a more modern track helps ...
PLEASE play something cool will you>?
I got 5 co-workers here making fun of me ,,,
 
I dunno, I thought this one was pretty cool. If I walked into a party where this was on, I'd stay awhile...


Wasn't really paying attention to the bulk of the song, but the guitar work at the end made me perk up and listen. Cool stuff.
 Farquwaar wrote:
Is that Chuck Prophett on vocals?
 
That's who it sounds like to me as well. 
I always enjoy the RP selections from this CD (but don't seem to like the newer CD's as much) But it can't be found! Can't download. Can't find the CD. I guess that makes it an RP exclusive!


I lay in bed and counted the songs after this one so that when I finally got up I could go to the RP playlist and check who it was...The Black Sorrows!!! I was so stoked as I`m an Aussie (as they are ) in Switzerland and didn`t expect it. Having big problems trying to buy this online though...no luck on iTunes or Amazon. :ask:
Sounded a bit like Chuck Prophet singing.
oscar_driver wrote:
Seriously now, i am trying to show how good RP is, but the last 7 tracks are too country-like (i love country) but a more modern track helps ... PLEASE play something cool will you>? I got 5 co-workers here making fun of me ,,, OScar
Ever tried to get a cat to do a trick for company? :lol: Same thing applies here. (I've really enjoyed the last hour!)
esotericderek wrote:
blah blah blah... All I hear is tedious crooning and a repetitive, over-used chord progression.
One hears what one wants to....just as they see what they want to.... Open your ears. It's no grammy winner, but it definitely has merit, IMHO.
Seriously now, i am trying to show how good RP is, but the last 7 tracks are too country-like (i love country) but a more modern track helps ... PLEASE play something cool will you>? I got 5 co-workers here making fun of me ,,, OScar
Dave_Mack wrote:
I thought maybe this was a new Peter Mulvey song, ya know, the 29 cent head guy?
sounds like knopfler both vocal and guitar
Pyro wrote:
I agree on all counts. Throw in a little JJ Cale...
Before I looked it up, I too was thinking J.J. Cale.
blah blah blah... All I hear is tedious crooning and a repetitive, over-used chord progression.
I thought maybe this was a new Peter Mulvey song, ya know, the 29 cent head guy?
Can't find this'n Sure would be nice if this was actually available -not really in love with their later stuff. Once again RP plucks an obscure gem from the ether
Bought !!!
ramulose wrote:
Very Knopfler-esque... great sound... great vocals... tight band.
I agree on all counts. Throw in a little JJ Cale...
Krow_Pie wrote:
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Oi, Oi, Oi!
Very Knopfler-esque... great sound... great vocals... tight band.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
He sounds like the Morphine guy. And hey, for that matter the band doesn't sound completely unlike Morphine.
Isn't this J. J. Cale? :ask:
Awesome stuff! Strong 8. :sunny:
Oh So Good. His voice is wonderful.
gah.. i remember the Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons days from the 70s...what a wonderfully solid aussie musician whose contribution to the music scene out here has been phenomenal....and still touring!! :guitarist: i've never heard this song before.. but like a fine red wine.. he's only become better with age...it's quite lovely:cheers: ..well done RP for playing such a diverse selection. :clap:
Joe Camelliri 2006-10-05 ... this is the best album! :good-vibes:
:sunny:
Farquwaar wrote:
Is that Chuck Prophett on vocals?
Or is it mark Knopfler?
rocteur wrote:
Beautiful music.
connoisseur of fine music :cheers:
.. let the show begin, i was comin' out for more :good-vibes: when i held you close :hug: ah!
:sunny: love the sorrows! such a cool segue ( transit ) into richard shindell :cool: and then ray's empty, hey bill, no wonder you're our bill ... :music: ... she lifts her skirt up to her knees ... :dance: ... some fool notion?
I listened to two of their albums today, they're so cool! :cool:
Sounds like a cross between Bob Dylan and Jacob Dylan.
I got a Dire Straits vibe, too. It almost sounded like Knopfler's vocal for a moment. Nicely crafted. I'll have to check this band out.
This band is from Australia and has the chops. Great to hear this song for the first time and really, really, like it! Bill, you're the man! :clap:
Beautiful music.
Is that Chuck Prophett on vocals?
Actually thought it was Dire Straits but Bill had an intro for it.
RADIOSLOTH wrote:
Tasty guitar, but then what would you expect from a knopfler clone. shun plagarism.
imitation...highest form of flattery...etc. Me likey. :cool: Really great mood.
Me likes :dance:
peyotecoyote wrote:
diggin' this - thanks :drummer: :bananajam: :guitarist:
diggin' this - thanks :drummer: :bananajam: :guitarist:
Wow ... interesting little echo from the previous Dr Didg track in this one.
Cool stuff!!!
Tasty guitar, but then what would you expect from a knopfler clone. shun plagarism.
Having just seen Mark Knopfler in concert, I heartily agree...then what does RP do? They follow this with "Romeo & Juliet" two songs later!!! You guys are so great!
dire straits down under??
Sobient wrote:
Was about to say that too
especially when he say's "feared the most"... & all the line endings... but missing something
lotus_65 wrote:
a bit like dire straits i think
Was about to say that too
a bit like dire straits i think
Has a .... je ne sais qua ... Dire Straits-ish feel to the vocals and the rhythm. Is nice.