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Ian Brown — Keep What Ya Got
Album: Solarized
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Total ratings: 1332









Released: 2004
Length: 4:25
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Yesterday came suddenly, tomorrow will receive
Today now you're at the wheel, I'll ask how does it feel
Yesterday when Heaven's gates, I contemplate, they seem so far
Today they ain't so far away and almost see my train

Keep what ya got, by giving it all away
Keep what ya got, by giving it all away
Keep what ya got, hold it, don't stop
Keep what ya got, by giving it all away

When your halo slips for good, you'll have to wear your hood
Could you feel the breeze of fear on all the cynics, I'm ya mimick
All you losers, all abusers wasting all my precious energy

Keep what ya got, by giving it all away
Keep what ya got, by giving it all away
Keep what ya got, hold it, don't stop
Keep what ya got, by giving it all away
Remember where you came from

Sisters who told ya on a rainy day
They said that Heaven holds a place for all of those who pray
And if you don't believe in my dream then you don't care anyway
Nobody or nothings ever getting in your way
Even as you pray to the Lord but don't feel you belong
No one's gonna notice if you ever right or wrong
And if you and your next neighbour, yeah, you don't quite get along
No one's gonna notice if you're singing anyway
Those not coming in for free well they they gotta pay, aah...
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Ian Brown is a total bad ass, smoke some weed why don't you
Fab song! love you guys!
Always great to hear this. Thanks Bill!
My boy Ian
 kingart wrote:
There are a number of Buddhist tenets in this song. Keep what ya got by giving it all away. 

 
Ian's tight with the Buddha
There are a number of Buddhist tenets in this song. Keep what ya got by giving it all away. 
The verse chords are like Heart-Shaped Box of Nirvana.
 tridoug wrote:
Sorta Stone Roses-ey

 
Definitely.
 tridoug wrote:
Sorta Stone Roses-ey

 
Especially in the vocals, eh? {#Whisper}
 robertomiller wrote:

Manchester…

 
With Oasis flavors
 tridoug wrote:
Sorta Stone Roses-ey

 
Manchester…
Sorta Stone Roses-ey
Globally interesting but not my style
Strong driving beat.
This is a nice PF follow as well...
 
 carlos65 wrote:
This fella just doesn't work for me.
 
Perhaps he feels you are not providing a living wage.  
This fella just doesn't work for me.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Heartkiss} {#Hug}  7 >>>>>>> 8

 
Same here, same here!
{#Heartkiss} {#Hug}  7 >>>>>>> 8
I try to keep it but the tax man taketh away!
 nicknt wrote:
A piece of melody is very similar to Heart Shaped Box of Nirvana

 
That was the first thing I thought, too, that it was a cover.
Sweet use of the phase...
A piece of melody is very similar to Heart Shaped Box of Nirvana
Ring ring.  1970 called and wanted their phasing effect back.
Perfect. 
meh.{#Neutral}
 warderblu wrote:
Can't wait for the Stone Roses reunion in 2012!

 
 
Reference...?
GREAT!
 Hurricane_C wrote:
his voice reminds me of pinkfloyd from the late sixties
 
You mean pinko Flyd, right?
wondering from where the main piano lick emanates.  "Teotihuacan" from Noel Gallagher was the first place I heard it, but who gets the credit?

thanks in advance!
 a_genuine_find wrote:


That IS good news!
 

But not for US fans {#Cry}
 warderblu wrote:
Can't wait for the Stone Roses reunion in 2012!

 
 

That IS good news!
Can't wait for the Stone Roses reunion in 2012!

 
This was the Ian Brown song that inspired me to get his discography.  Brilliant work.
 enkay wrote:

Ha!

I love a witty and insightful comment. 
Which is why I dislike yours so much. 
 
I concur, and very much like yours {#Whipit}
 westslope wrote:

What's the difference between one snotty-nosed English boy and another snotty-nosed English boy?

There is none.

 

So Stone Roses is the connection.  Couldn't place it...  OK but not great.

 
Ha!

I love a witty and insightful comment. 
Which is why I dislike yours so much. 
 Hurricane_C wrote:
his voice reminds me of pinkfloyd from the late sixties
 

What's the difference between one snotty-nosed English boy and another snotty-nosed English boy?

There is none.

 

So Stone Roses is the connection.  Couldn't place it...  OK but not great.


i like this!!!!
Always like Stone Roses...like this too!
Dolphins were monkeys!

Hail King Monkey!
Love them power chords!
Wow. I rated this a 3? Musta been in a grumpy mood.  Gotta bump it up.

 EssexTex wrote:
Nope Ian Brown was the lead singer of The Stone Roses..a band that influenced Oasis and scores of other bands, his solo music is weaker than the work he did with "The Roses" but much better then anything Oasis managed to churn out.
Have a nice day!
  Yea, I'll buy that! Though I do really like Ian Browns latest album.


 Jelani wrote:
 Yeah, I stay away from people like you who need to comment on two year old comments.

 

Apparently not, cause here you are again.
 Kdubba wrote:

Its been about 2 years since your post......hope you have taken the proper steps for the anger management issues you obviously have to deal with.
  Yeah, I stay away from people like you who need to comment on two year old comments.

 Hurricane_C wrote:
his voice reminds me of pinkfloyd from the late sixties
 
How dare you insult the Floyds in that manner!!!
 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
Oh, and Oasis made some of the most stupendously powerful rock I've heard in decades on their first records but they were dicks when I saw them live and in subsequent interviews so I lost interest.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't miss me though.

 
They sure did.  I guess the difference is that we were lucky enough to miss the dickish live performances —- we've seen em probably five times, and every time they just rocked there was no friggin tomorrow.

Thought this was "Teotihuacan" myself when it started out.

 
rhw wrote:
Jelani wrote:
Did this guy flunk out of Oasis?
they suck and he sounds like an even worse copy.

Funny you mention that. Echoing rah's comment below about Noel Gallagher's contribution to this track — it's also a reworking of Noel's "Teotihuacan" from the X-Files movie soundtrack, which is what I thought was being played at first. Surprise, surprise. Time for me to check out that Ian Brown album...
 


 iscoot4peace wrote:
For those keeping track of the cross pollination...that's Noel Gallagher late of OASIS on guitar. I would love to see he and Ian Brown put together a band now that OASIS are no more.

Noel...you listening?

 

Two of my absolute favorites, no sibling rivalry poisoning things —- bring it on.
his voice reminds me of pinkfloyd from the late sixties
 iscoot4peace wrote:
For those keeping track of the cross pollination...that's Noel Gallagher late of OASIS on guitar. I would love to see he and Ian Brown put together a band now that OASIS are no more.

Noel...you listening?
 
{#Arrowu} This x10
For those keeping track of the cross pollination...that's Noel Gallagher late of OASIS on guitar. I would love to see he and Ian Brown put together a band now that OASIS are no more.

Noel...you listening?

 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
Oh, and Oasis made some of the most stupendously powerful rock I've heard in decades on their first records but they were dicks when I saw them live and in subsequent interviews so I lost interest.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't miss me though.

 
i had a similar oasis live experience, but i do enjoy ian and this album quite a bit.  good vibes here.

{#Dancingbanana}
Oh, and this is good... as I was deciding whether or not to switch RP off and turn on Porcupine Tree's "Deadwing" (Pink Floyd triggered Porcupine Tree in my ear).

Ian made my decision to stay at RP ;-) 
 n4ku wrote:
Kind of reminds me of BRMC.

7.
 
Right... strange that BRMC is from California, as they are pretty much the only band around today holding down the "Manchester Sound"...  Kasabian could too, but they are all over the place sometimes.

I've really enjoyed this album (and I do say that as a big stone roses fan).

Does anyone know what he's up to lately?


 Bazooka wrote:


Thanks, {#Wink}
 

no, no no, Mr Ian Brown fan, only the first album was good, you know that, c'mon

 tm wrote:
Ok for all you youngsters listening - a little reminder:

The Stone Roses = 80's band
Oasis = 90's band influenced by The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses first releases and albums in the UK were brilliant!  This is still good but not quite like the whole crew! 
 

Thanks, {#Wink}
 Jelani wrote:
this fucking blows!
I just "turned on" RP and heard two notes and wanted to punch my computer screen

 
Its been about 2 years since your post......hope you have taken the proper steps for the anger management issues you obviously have to deal with.

This was just playing in my car...wierd...love this song.  I put it away  for a while and just brought it back. 

Ok for all you youngsters listening - a little reminder:

The Stone Roses = 80's band
Oasis = 90's band influenced by The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses first releases and albums in the UK were brilliant!  This is still good but not quite like the whole crew! 
Oh, and Oasis made some of the most stupendously powerful rock I've heard in decades on their first records but they were dicks when I saw them live and in subsequent interviews so I lost interest.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't miss me though.

I'd like this better if it didn't suffer by comparison to the absolutely stellar Stone Roses (first album).
 EssexTex wrote:
Nope Ian Brown was the lead singer of The Stone Roses..a band that influenced Oasis and scores of other bands, his solo music is weaker than the work he did with "The Roses" but much better then anything Oasis managed to churn out.
Have a nice day!
 
Well, yes and no, imo.  Just because Liam and Noel are a couple of idiots doesn't mean they didn't make some good music.  And, from what I've seen of Ian Brown on BBC, I'd be throwing stuff at him if I had the misfortune to attend one of his shows - and I was a huge Stone Roses fan.

This song always sounds so cool when it starts.  I like it.
Kind of reminds me of BRMC.

7.
i like it.

Jelani wrote:
Did this guy flunk out of Oasis? they suck and he sounds like an even worse copy.
Nope Ian Brown was the lead singer of The Stone Roses..a band that influenced Oasis and scores of other bands, his solo music is weaker than the work he did with "The Roses" but much better then anything Oasis managed to churn out. Have a nice day! :hug:
kerr wrote:
I do like this.
Yea, what's with "jelani"? Who cares what it sounds like? Doesn't most music sound like "other" music? I quite enjoyed this track, having heard it for the first time. Not all of us are music historians. We just like what we like. It's all subjective. I don't "get" Mariah Carey fans - but I don't wish them a tortuous death, either. Easy with the language, here. We're civilized people, a part of a cool community of music lovers.
Jelani wrote:
this fucking blows! I just "turned on" RP and heard two notes and wanted to punch my computer screen
Bud you need to update you play list to this decade. There is lots of good music that has been created this decade, even this year. Now when you use the f word you know you are going crap, don't you!
blah,blah,blah.... :smile: :smile:
bigB_3 wrote:
Try punching yourself in the face, it may help remove some of the peanut butter stuck in your ears. :nyah:
Can I borrow that line some time? :mrgreen: Jelani, language! :naughty: You need to get to the gym and find the heavy bag; much less expensive anger management than this: :crashcomp: And the song is most excellent. :nyah:
I do like this.
Jelani wrote:
this fucking blows! I just "turned on" RP and heard two notes and wanted to punch my computer screen
Try punching yourself in the face, it may help remove some of the peanut butter stuck in your ears. :nyah:
your problems are much more severe than hearing an average song on RP, . . .seek professional help, quickly!! Jelani wrote:
this fucking blows! I just "turned on" RP and heard two notes and wanted to punch my computer screen
algrif wrote:
This starts with the central theme riff from Incredible Journey from Tommy (The Who) Edit: I see I've already made this comment. Time for my morning coffee I think!
the name of the track is "Amazing Journey" -- but the guitar riff in this song is actually more like a slowed-down version of the riff in "Sparks" from Tommy.
Jelani wrote:
Did this guy flunk out of Oasis?
they suck and he sounds like an even worse copy.

Funny you mention that. Echoing rah's comment below about Noel Gallagher's contribution to this track — it's also a reworking of Noel's "Teotihuacan" from the X-Files movie soundtrack, which is what I thought was being played at first. Surprise, surprise. Time for me to check out that Ian Brown album...

Did this guy flunk out of Oasis? they suck and he sounds like an even worse copy.
this fucking blows! I just "turned on" RP and heard two notes and wanted to punch my computer screen
I thought we were about to get Wiggly Fingers by Patty Griffin.
rKokon wrote:
Think I see a pattern . . . the musical aspect of a series of rage songs slowly building from the super-laid-back-ness of Ms. Snell? Clearly this is one step up in musical intensity. If this pattern continues, I as a former underground-rock DJ will declare you brilliant.
Bill is at least several kinds of awesome.
I already have rKokon wrote:
Think I see a pattern . . . the musical aspect of a series of rage songs slowly building from the super-laid-back-ness of Ms. Snell? Clearly this is one step up in musical intensity. If this pattern continues, I as a former underground-rock DJ will declare you brilliant.
Very good track
Think I see a pattern . . . the musical aspect of a series of rage songs slowly building from the super-laid-back-ness of Ms. Snell? Clearly this is one step up in musical intensity. If this pattern continues, I as a former underground-rock DJ will declare you brilliant.
Adversity wrote:
Going from Jacques Loussier Trio - Brandenberg Concert to this song was genius.
Yes. Unexpected and somehow seamless. Nice job, Bill.
... and Nabla is paralysed...! Great!! Where is the volume control > 10...? :bananajam: :bananapiano: :bananasplit: :jump:
This is such an awesome album. All of his shit sounds so great.
If you like this song and others from this album that are played on RP, then get the album! It's a great album all 'round. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. sholtzma
totally diggin this
Such a great haunting intro! Bring it on.
I did buy the whole album, and I'm happy with it. There are a lot of horns, as some have noted, but I don't think it's excessive. Loving this Cake-Beatles-Brown set, Bill!
Ten goddamn ten goddamn ten goddamn ten goddamn ten goddamn ten goddamn ten goddamn ten goddamn ten. Makes me wanna brawl with God. Do I hear some recovery?
I so love the Stone Roses. Have probably listened to that album about a 1000 times (no joke). It is so cool to rediscover Ian here on RP. It's funny how Mr. Goldsmith and I have very similar tastes in music (that's why I've stuck around). He keeps introducing me to new music by artists I've never heard of and reintroduces me to artists I've already fallen in love with. This station is truly magical! :high-five:
Ian is making good music, but I've grown tired of his voice, It seems like he has settled into the same buzzing pitch in every_single_song on the entire album.
From the Jacques Loussier Trio playing Bach to Ian Brown. What an amazing flow! :clap:
The more I hear this track, the better I like it.
Dreamy...Utopitarian? I like the ethos this song speaks of.....Damn Hippies!
garoo1980 wrote:
Yes! I thought so too. Funny how people give Oasis crap for stealing from other people. That's exactly the same tune at the end
noel gallagher shares credits on this one.
The piano intro sounds like it was sampled from "One More Murder" by Better Than Ezra.
TonyBear wrote:
Ian Brown won "Godlike Genuis" at the NME music magazine 2006 award cermony in the UK last week, presented to him by Teddy Sherringham. Well deserved in my opinion.
bigstory wrote:
Only the English scene would give out awards like that. Next year, he'll get the Sh*t On My Boots Award.
I think its time to get over the whole Canada vs England thing. I've been to London, I've been to Ottawa. There sure is alot more shit in Canada than in London. Maybe its because the ground a whole lot fresher.
This really grows on you - starts off 'ho hum', then just gets better and better as it worms its way into your mind. Nice.
Can't help hearing the United Airlines version of Rhapsody in Blue in those first piano notes...
This starts with the central theme riff from Incredible Journey from Tommy (The Who) Edit: I see I've already made this comment. Time for my morning coffee I think!
woods wrote:
call that one a real nutgripper. WE NEED A NUTGRIPPER EMOTICON!
This shows the appropriate physical reaction :eyes:
distantshore wrote:
Never heard this song before. Never visited Radio Paradise until last week. This song grips my nuts. Therefore, Radio Paradise grips my nuts. Glad this is here. That's all for now.
call that one a real nutgripper. WE NEED A NUTGRIPPER EMOTICON!
Angloray wrote:
yes, this is him.
Cool. Thx.
Thistle wrote:
I was thinking how familiar this sounded -- and excellent -- when it struck me that this may be the dude from Stone Roses. Anyone know for sure.
yes, this is him.
I was thinking how familiar this sounded -- and excellent -- when it struck me that this may be the dude from Stone Roses. Anyone know for sure.
Fantastic song, bad rest of the album. Ruined by artificial horn tracks that overbear the rest of the instruments. Really too bad, could have been so much better.
distantshore wrote:
Never heard this song before. Never visited Radio Paradise until last week. This song grips my nuts. Therefore, Radio Paradise grips my nuts. Glad this is here. That's all for now.
Great location! :clap: Frickin' hilarious. Although the quote does sound like something someone living in his van would say.
Once again a song with words that demand to be heard...awesome!...
The opening few bars sound like something from Tommy by The Who.
fureanbode wrote:
... This isn't much cop, either, after one hearing.
Note to self: don't post song comments on the strength of just one listen!
I'm buying this CD. Once again RP shows its power!
Hmm....interesting lyrics "heaven holds a place for those who pray" Now where have I heard that before? Ahh yes, Paul Simon, who was played but two songs ago. Coincidence?
iMacomania wrote:
sometimes it sounds like David Gilmour....
I was thinking David Gilmour more than Oasis myself too... Pretty cool though.
distantshore wrote:
Never heard this song before. Never visited Radio Paradise until last week. This song grips my nuts. Therefore, Radio Paradise grips my nuts. Glad this is here. That's all for now.
Sounds like a personal problem. Too much information. :zip-lip:
i thought this song was from Oasis, but no!! guitars and voice are very similar
juliecb wrote:
The background music sounds a little like the ending music from X-FILES the movie.
Yes! I thought so too. Funny how people give Oasis crap for stealing from other people. That's exactly the same tune at the end