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Jah Wobble — Visions of You
Album: Rising Above Bedlam
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6.7

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Total ratings: 470









Released: 1991
Length: 5:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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Without the Sinaid riff, Material / Bill Laswell did all this some time ago.  That said, works like crazy with her voice.  Love it.  
VERY NICE!
Bought this cassette in Istanbul in 1992 and wandered much with my Walkman.
Good soundtrack for a very trippy city.
Always dug Jah Wobble. It's a band led by PiL's former bassist. There's a hybrib feel to his grooves. A musician who has clearly traveled across Africa and the Middle East.  
endlessly... very apt! it's so boring!

 scrubbrush wrote:
groovy
 


very...  volume just went wayyyy up...

 
groovy
It's gotten even better since the last time I've heard it.... 8... the big fat kind!



love it...

 
yes you are correct, it is her — me too,  an 8 for sure {#Dancingbanana}

 
ask wrote:
Wait. Do I hear Sinead O'Connor on this? I guess it is her. Sounds great. 7—>8
 


Dear - Great

 Skarp wrote:
I had to register just to talk about the old HFS in Bethesda. My friends and I still talk about it. Weasel is back on the air on 94.7 (I think) but what a station to have around growing up.
 
I moved here in '91 from NYC.  LOVED HFS.  They did a good job programming.

Does anyone remember WLIR (aka WDRE) in NYC?  There was a comparable station in Central/Southern NJ, can't remember the call letters but they were high on the dial.
Wait. Do I hear Sinead O'Connor on this? I guess it is her. Sounds great. 7—>8


 handsomened wrote:

One of my favourites.  Soooo good for the ears.

 


Yes...  it has a really groovy video, too...



An oldie but a goodie.  I have this on a cd "single."
 unclelonghair wrote:

She has always reminded me of a couple of my ex-girlfriends — intense, crazy, and doomed.
 
You and me both, brother. I wonder why I date crazy women and then I remember that the normals are boring.

9 -> 10 'cause it's such a cool tune.
Sinead adds the perfect compliment to this song.

She has always reminded me of a couple of my ex-girlfriends — intense, crazy, and doomed.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is cool...
 
One of my favourites.  Soooo good for the ears.



This song is cool...


Billy Bragg meets Eurythmics meets Sinead (oh whoops, that is Sinead!)

 romeotuma wrote:


We just turned it up real loud and started dancing...
 

again...


 alanthecowboy wrote:

If anyone has the credits for this recording, I'd be interested to know who actually played in this tune.

 

Information from discogs.com
Quite nice song, but vocals far too repetitive
So I plop down at my desk and pull up RP to hear the tail end of Talk talk nad the segue into this magical tune.  Thanks, Bill.  8:15 and you got me smiling at my desk!
Killer bass line.  Very cool. Sinead is even tolerable, too.
 romeotuma wrote:
This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
But it makes my jaw wobble! {#Lol} I like it!
Good stuff!  A nice surprise to hear Sinead's voice.


This song is soooo good for the ears...


 OHMish wrote:
Sinead O' Connor?
 

Yes indeed. 

It's an interesting album by a former member of PiL.
Sinead O' Connor?
really grooving to him lately and his years with early PIL (first two records).

Jah Baby!


We just turned it up real loud and started dancing...


Another great British musician doing his own thing, great to hear him on this station.

I used to have this on cassette waaaayyy back when.....great to hear it on RP!
 scraig wrote:
I cannot reach the dial fast enough to turn it off. Sinead has the same affect on me as Neil Diamond.
 
Makes you want to sing karaoke?

 drtjdel wrote:


The Michael Caine of music.
 
ROTFL - name a movie that doesn't have him OR Gene Hackman!  I swear 50% do.

 scraig wrote:
I cannot reach the dial fast enough to turn it off. Sinead has the same affect on me as Neil Diamond.
 
makes you want to grab the 3" platforms and sequined bodysuit from your closet?
lotta luna lurking
{#Cowboy}
I like it more everytime I hear it.

7 —> 8
 scraig wrote:
I cannot reach the dial fast enough to turn it off. Sinead has the same affect on me as Neil Diamond.
 
And that affect would be, perhaps a rush of blood to a certain region of the body?

{#Motor}
{#Crown}

I cannot reach the dial fast enough to turn it off. Sinead has the same affect on me as Neil Diamond.


Great melody, harmony, and bass line...


 hippiechick wrote:

Sinead is a hard worker. She shows up on albums from Afrocelts to Massive Attack.
 

Love her voice, and have enjoyed all her collaborations so far.

rgrace wrote:
with Bill Laswell on bass, I suspect.


That got me thinking.  Wardle's a competent bassist, so I always assumed he played his own bass lines.  However, a couple of minutes research has revealed to me that he and Laswell have worked together; John has contributed bass work to Laswell, and vice versa.

If anyone has the credits for this recording, I'd be interested to know who actually played in this tune.


I love this song... it always makes me want to dance... great bass guitar lines...

Egrey wrote:
Yeah, when HFS went, the last tolerable terrestrial station in the DC area died. I was in the audio wilderness for a while until I discovered webcasting, and RP in particular.
Yeah miss WHFS, Still think Bill G is Bob in disguise, they sound very much alike.
I like this track, but it seems so clunky after Talk Talk...
Good song though a little long.
love the Wobbleyness
esotericderek wrote:
I dunno, but I hear Daniel Ash and Sinead O'Connor.
Agreed. Sorta forgot about this song and always thought it was Love & Rockets or Ash with Sinead O'Connor.
Definitely something I'd like to hear often.
drtjdel wrote:
The Michael Caine of music.
Close, but not quite. Sinead hasn't done an album with the Muppets.
hippiechick wrote:
Sinead is a hard worker. She shows up on albums from Afrocelts to Massive Attack.
The Michael Caine of music.
esotericderek wrote:
I dunno, but I hear Daniel Ash and Sinead O'Connor.
Sinead is a hard worker. She shows up on albums from Afrocelts to Massive Attack.
jzekeb wrote:
I would have sworn this was Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians. Am I crazy?
I dunno, but I hear Daniel Ash and Sinead O'Connor.
crisssi wrote:
Sinead: Great! And the little guitar solo! And the bassline ... Wonderful track! :bananajam:
Sums it up nicely!
I love this song.
Addictive bassline. Like to try some counterpoint on fretless.
nice to hear this again! such a groovy groove...
Meh. Pretty nothing-y to me.
I would have sworn this was Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians. Am I crazy?
Skarp wrote:
I had to register just to talk about the old HFS in Bethesda. My friends and I still talk about it. Weasel is back on the air on 94.7 (I think) but what a station to have around growing up.
Yeah, when HFS went, the last tolerable terrestrial station in the DC area died. I was in the audio wilderness for a while until I discovered webcasting, and RP in particular.
Misterfixit wrote:
Evidently Brewgoat, you and me are the WHFS fans here. "102.3 in Bethesda". I googled Cerphe and Weasel and of course WHFS .. what a difficult time the old girl has had over the years. I remember hearing Damian the day he returned to the air .. almost unintelligible ... there I was bawling like a baby. I returned from overseas sometime after the change to Hispanic music (or maybe it was all-news?) and the freq change to below 102 .... I don't think I listened to the radio for a week. Now for the heartbreaker ... Once Upon A Time I had a set of ten Ten Inch reels of continuous on-air recording that we did in our lab in the Pentagon. Covered a whole week at 7-1/2 ips would have been about 1972 or 73. Lost in a move from Germany back to the US in 1985. Oh well .... You're not the only ones - I was a huge HFS fan. It was the only radio station in the tri-state area. After it went Latino I turned permanently to NPR. Thank god for RP. :meditate:
great bassline. :bananajam:
Skarp wrote:
I had to register just to talk about the old HFS in Bethesda. My friends and I still talk about it. Weasel is back on the air on 94.7 (I think) but what a station to have around growing up.
Evidently Brewgoat, you and me are the WHFS fans here. "102.3 in Bethesda". I googled Cerphe and Weasel and of course WHFS .. what a difficult time the old girl has had over the years. I remember hearing Damian the day he returned to the air .. almost unintelligible ... there I was bawling like a baby. I returned from overseas sometime after the change to Hispanic music (or maybe it was all-news?) and the freq change to below 102 .... I don't think I listened to the radio for a week. Now for the heartbreaker ... Once Upon A Time I had a set of ten Ten Inch reels of continuous on-air recording that we did in our lab in the Pentagon. Covered a whole week at 7-1/2 ips would have been about 1972 or 73. Lost in a move from Germany back to the US in 1985. Oh well .... :meditate:
flashback for sure. Takes me back to my first 'internet radio' experience. Blasting Adam Curry's "rave radio" across a convention floor in the early 90's. Other song I recall is Utah Saints, "Something Good is Going to Happen". :)
Sinead: Great! And the little guitar solo! And the bassline ... Wonderful track! :bananajam:
Skarp wrote:
I had to register just to talk about the old HFS in Bethesda. My friends and I still talk about it. Weasel is back on the air on 94.7 (I think) but what a station to have around growing up.
And I second, or third, that emotion! It was such a great station; the DC area has been a desert for good radio since it went off the air years ago.
brewgoat wrote:
Wow, flashback to feasting the ears with WHFS in Bethesda. :dance:
I had to register just to talk about the old HFS in Bethesda. My friends and I still talk about it. Weasel is back on the air on 94.7 (I think) but what a station to have around growing up.
Wish this was on iTunes...
good song. long time no hear.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Yep. And a little Love and Rockets to me.
Yep, that's who I thought it was.
She can certainly turn any track into something. We'll leave it at that. stickers11 wrote:
Is there anyone Sinead has not worked with? She can turn any track into something special.
with Bill Laswell on bass, I suspect.
Cool to see/hear Jah Wobble on RP!
I heard Sinead and came here to this website to check out what the Song title was so I could buy it for the first time in like 6 months! Time to donate... :)
Is there anyone Sinead has not worked with? She can turn any track into something special.
This is one of my favourites - suits many moods, from sunny days with a marg, to sleepy nights, to brooding...
AphidA wrote:
That's where I first heard this too. It sounds pretty much the same to me. ...so far.
Wow, flashback to feasting the ears with WHFS in Bethesda. :dance:
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Public Image Limited.
Yep. And a little Love and Rockets to me. I like it! It's got a nice little groove thing going.
rluking wrote:
This used to play heavily on HFS. But it either sounds very different on FM or is a different mix. Anyone know?
That's where I first heard this too. It sounds pretty much the same to me. ...so far.
This used to play heavily on HFS. But it either sounds very different on FM or is a different mix. Anyone know?
drtjdel wrote:
Anyone hear 'Feel Like Makin' Love' by Bad Company? NO? O. K. My Bad.
I absolutely agree. I can dig it.
Not just Sinead... That sure as shit sounds like Ian Brown as well...
Anyone hear 'Feel Like Makin' Love' by Bad Company? NO? O. K. My Bad.
I'm suprised that 'The Sun Does Rise' is not at RP as well, when I get time, I'll have to upload it. Great work RP!
As others have pointed out - SINEAD!
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Public Image Limited.
He played as well a lot with the guys from Can, Holger Czukaj, Jaki Liebezeit.
Helchat wrote:
I hear the similarity also, but Jah Wobble has been around a lot longer than they have. What band was he in again? sheesh, i'm losing my mind.....
Public Image Limited.
Justafan wrote:
Sounds like Soup Dragons - anybody know if any of the members of this group were in the Dragons?
I hear the similarity also, but Jah Wobble has been around a lot longer than they have. What band was he in again? sheesh, i'm losing my mind.....
Sounds like Soup Dragons - anybody know if any of the members of this group were in the Dragons?
My only complaint is that buried in the track is the sound of my portaphone ring tone. Very disturbing.
Still a 9...
Shesdifferent wrote:
Sounds good to me...do I hear Sinead in there?
Yes. There is only one Sinead. :)
Sounds good to me...do I hear Sinead in there?
Sounds like Sinead in the background
This is actually a great album.