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Dave Matthews Band — Minarets
Album: Remember Two Things
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Released: 1995
Length: 4:07
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Santa Maria choose your children
Santa Maria virgin child
all our wars over you we are fighting
and all our time faith justifying

Brother caged Babylon will fall
Sister chained and bound, beaten and bleeding
The TV's on, to me this explains it
Wearing a tie like Daddy speaks it
Screaming from the Minarets

Rain on the ground in a space
God has grown
Alone till a man looking glass in his hand
He is holding up to you

What you see
what you see
what you see
What you see is human
Screaming from the Minarets
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DMB

Damn More Boredom
 devilboy wrote:
If you guys never played another DMB song ever, no one would care. Or notice, for that matter.

 
Referring to yourself as if you were everyone is not a good sign.
Nope
to paraphrase a rather obscure quote from elsewhere here on RP; "I prefer Yoko Ono's version of this song." {#Mrgreen}
If you guys never played another DMB song ever, no one would care. Or notice, for that matter.
I missed a DMB song. *And there was much rejoicing*.
I used to like Dave Matthews when he first broke out. For me, sadly it is now just dull. Too bad because I really used to enjoy his work.
 Thank you. None of us would have kown what to think if you hadn't shared your wisdom
Art_Carnage wrote:
So compelling bad, I logged in for the sole purpose of giving this a "1" rating. Dave Matthews, you are to music, what Dane Cook is to comedy.

 


...hey, good dave matthews band!..who'd've thunk?..
 techer2 wrote:
i wonder if the album cover is one of those "magic eye" things....anyone ever try it? personally, i can't do them :(
 
It's a hand in the "V" for "victory" or just maybe "peace" configuration.
Everybody in my homeless camps loves this groovy song...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners on the little prairie... 
So compelling bad, I logged in for the sole purpose of giving this a "1" rating. Dave Matthews, you are to music, what Dane Cook is to comedy.
Nope.. not me either.
Hmmm....  not working for me.
I was thinkin' more...Alan Parsons but the album art rocks I see the eye art cool!! Peace sign(fingers)...to make it work 1st zoom the cover then sort of cross ur eyes then relax them slowly...(you should start to see the art indent in to the design...it's really cool,,,hope this helps
Dave Matthews tries a Loreena Mckennitt - does not work
It's late to comment, but ever since I heard this, I keep thinking of a quote by "Lars" (John Corbett) fom the movie "Serendipity:" ---while discussing Lars' video--- "Well, the problem is you can't fight off an army of blood-thirsty Vikings with a shenai, it's illogical."
techer2 wrote:
i wonder if the album cover is one of those "magic eye" things....anyone ever try it? personally, i can't do them :(
Yes, I just tried it. It is a hand holding up two fingers (as in a peace sign). Pretty cool.
mefrombrazil wrote:
STOP SINGING, DAVE. PLEASE STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP.
That spells stoop rather than stoppppppppppp.... I might be wrong though? Maybe thats what you meant? Funny old world isn't it?
i wonder if the album cover is one of those "magic eye" things....anyone ever try it? personally, i can't do them :(
Wow - I had never heard this - I like.
STOP SINGING, DAVE. PLEASE STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP.
this is the last good album DMB released. my humble opinion
You either love him or hate him. I certainly picked my side.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
So let's see if I've got this straight. Because he's sold out stadiums, if I claim to not like his sound, I must therefore be a poser? Are those our only choices? Can't I just not like him because he hurts my ears?
Come up with a well written, thoughtful critique of DMB and I'll gladly read it.
DMB were good when they were a BAND. After their third album it became Dave Mattews and a bunch of back-up musicians. There is a direct relationship between the perceived importance of the band leader and blandness of their music. Elton John, for example.
99 wrote:
The criticisms of DMB posted here are a great examples of the "if it's popular it must suck" attitude displayed by so many wannabe hipsters. If DMB had remained a little known college band instead of selling out stadiums you all would be singing DMB's praises to anyone who would listen.
So let's see if I've got this straight. Because he's sold out stadiums, if I claim to not like his sound, I must therefore be a poser? Are those our only choices? Can't I just not like him because he hurts my ears?
Worst. Vocal. Stylist. Ever.
this is probably most original dave matthews band song i've heard
I'm not a DMB fan but one thing for sure he is very talented. His guitar style is amazing!
99 wrote:
The criticisms of DMB posted here are a great examples of the "if it's popular it must suck" attitude displayed by so many wannabe hipsters. If DMB had remained a little known college band instead of selling out stadiums you all would be singing DMB's praises to anyone who would listen.
No, Dave Matthews would still suck even if nobody liked him.
I can't stand Dave!
I love Dave!
The criticisms of DMB posted here are a great examples of the "if it's popular it must suck" attitude displayed by so many wannabe hipsters. If DMB had remained a little known college band instead of selling out stadiums you all would be singing DMB's praises to anyone who would listen.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
I'm not a DMB fan. BUT!! Get the live Cd of him and Tim Reynolds Live at Luther College. Astonishing guitar playing... Serious picking and grinning as Buck Owens used to say ...
That's a great CD. Used to listen to DMB a good bit back in the day but don't anymore. However the Luther College CD is one I do still play a good bit. Too bad he hasn't put out another accoustic CD with just the two of them as they have toured together since.
'bout as stimulating as the album cover...
MM13 wrote:
I've always wondered why DMB are so huge in the States and barely scratch the surface in Europe. I went to one of their concerts in Holland a few years back to find out, but the event was totally spoiled for me by a bunch a wacko's who apparently traveled around with the band. They screamed hysterically at every word Dave said and during the songs they basically prevented everyone else from focusing on the music. That'll prevent me from ever going to one of their concerts again.
IMHO, agreed. Did DMB have a landmark tune I just haven't heard? They elicit a very "ho-hum" in my heart every time I hear them ... very formula-centric. A drab formula, at that.
I've always wondered why DMB are so huge in the States and barely scratch the surface in Europe. I went to one of their concerts in Holland a few years back to find out, but the event was totally spoiled for me by a bunch a wacko's who apparently traveled around with the band. They screamed hysterically at every word Dave said and during the songs they basically prevented everyone else from focusing on the music. That'll prevent me from ever going to one of their concerts again.
Badfish wrote:\"There's nothing worse than people who think they deserve an award for listening to good music that is not well known. They are the same people who abandon the music when it becomes accessible to all. Again, why can't music just be music?" I could not agree more! This summarizes my whole issue about talking about music with people cause I hate it when people are like "oh yeah man, I listened to them before they got big, now they suck" Ugh. You think the masses can't figure out what good music is? It's good music! Of course lots of people will respond to good music!!!
OMG is him, without the annoyingness of his show
I'm liking this.
well, i didn't realize this was dave matthews until halfway into the song, so that's a good sign.
I'm not a DMB fan. BUT!! Get the live Cd of him and Tim Reynolds Live at Luther College. Astonishing guitar playing... Serious picking and grinning as Buck Owens used to say ...
Badfish81 wrote:
...a lot of good stuff here...
From one fish to another, I like everything you're saying (esp. The Onion :bounce: ). Decently likeable, I guess, though Dave's wearing very thin for me.
Nah...coulda done without this here... but the CD rack still holds some gems for times like this...
This sounds like the gripings of a DMB fan from the mid 90s who became disillusioned by the band's popularity and younger audience. Why can't music just be music? There might have been a few years when they were off and affected by the crowds (98-00) but this band is playing now with same energy that they had in 96 There's nothing worse than people who think they deserve an award for listening to good music that is not well known. They are the same people who abandon the music when it becomes accessible to all. Again, why can't music just be music? Or no...I forgot some people are "worthy" of being fans and some are not. Ha Odyzzeuz wrote:
Dave Matthews Not That Into Himself Anymore August 24, 2005 | Issue 41•34 THE ONION CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Dave Matthews, the 38-year-old singer and guitarist for the multi-platinum group The Dave Matthews Band, announced Tuesday that he is no longer into himself. "I used to be a hardcore Dave Matthews fan," said Matthews on the porch of his Virginia home. "I had all my records and posters. I was so blown away by everything I did—especially my live performances. I remember me and my buddies used to drive for hours just to go to one of our shows." Matthews, who formed the Dave Matthews Band in 1991, is perhaps best known for the hit songs "Crash Into Me" and "The Space Between." "Me and my band are still okay, but I feel like I've grown out of us," Matthews said. "Back when I was in the college charts, we were about all I listened to, but I guess I'm at the point in my life where my music just doesn't speak to me." Matthews admitted that most of his current Dave Matthews listening is confined to overhearing a hit single on a jukebox or PA system. However, while doing dishes last weekend, he tried listening to 1998's Before These Crowded Streets, an album he had not heard in over two years. The singer admitted that by the fourth track, he was barely even listening. "It sounded like this sort of worldbeat background drone," Matthews said. "So I took it off and put on some Stevie Ray Vaughan instead." "Rock music with a violin? I don't know," Matthews added. "Seemed cool once." Although Matthews continues to attend every single performance of his band, and even his own solo appearances, he claims it's "more out of obligation" than out of passion for his music. Matthews said that while he once felt exhilarated whenever his group launched into one of their famous prolonged jam sessions, he can now "barely sit through them." Said Matthews: "Lately, I try to vary my routine so I don't get bored on stage. Usually, if there's a long solo, I'll go get a beer or check out the T-shirts." Matthews even feels isolated from fans with whom he once felt a strong bond, disparaging them as "lame." He also admits that the older he gets, the more out of place he feels around "kids in their Dave Matthews phase." "I used to talk for hours about my music or spend a whole night in a DMB chatroom," Matthews said. "But now, the people at the shows seem like such geeks, standing there with their elaborate taping equipment. They're really, really young, too. What do I have in common with them? They're just a bunch of kids who need someone to look up to. Why would I look up to me? I'm so 1997." Yet for all his disenchantment with the Dave Matthews Band, he'll still "probably check me out at Farm Aid in September." Added Matthews: "If I'm even playing there this year. I don't even know. Dave Matthews—that is to say, me—just isn't where I'm coming from anymore."
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Dave Matthews Not That Into Himself Anymore
:lol:
Dave Matthews Not That Into Himself Anymore August 24, 2005 | Issue 41•34 THE ONION CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Dave Matthews, the 38-year-old singer and guitarist for the multi-platinum group The Dave Matthews Band, announced Tuesday that he is no longer into himself. "I used to be a hardcore Dave Matthews fan," said Matthews on the porch of his Virginia home. "I had all my records and posters. I was so blown away by everything I did—especially my live performances. I remember me and my buddies used to drive for hours just to go to one of our shows." Matthews, who formed the Dave Matthews Band in 1991, is perhaps best known for the hit songs "Crash Into Me" and "The Space Between." "Me and my band are still okay, but I feel like I've grown out of us," Matthews said. "Back when I was in the college charts, we were about all I listened to, but I guess I'm at the point in my life where my music just doesn't speak to me." Matthews admitted that most of his current Dave Matthews listening is confined to overhearing a hit single on a jukebox or PA system. However, while doing dishes last weekend, he tried listening to 1998's Before These Crowded Streets, an album he had not heard in over two years. The singer admitted that by the fourth track, he was barely even listening. "It sounded like this sort of worldbeat background drone," Matthews said. "So I took it off and put on some Stevie Ray Vaughan instead." "Rock music with a violin? I don't know," Matthews added. "Seemed cool once." Although Matthews continues to attend every single performance of his band, and even his own solo appearances, he claims it's "more out of obligation" than out of passion for his music. Matthews said that while he once felt exhilarated whenever his group launched into one of their famous prolonged jam sessions, he can now "barely sit through them." Said Matthews: "Lately, I try to vary my routine so I don't get bored on stage. Usually, if there's a long solo, I'll go get a beer or check out the T-shirts." Matthews even feels isolated from fans with whom he once felt a strong bond, disparaging them as "lame." He also admits that the older he gets, the more out of place he feels around "kids in their Dave Matthews phase." "I used to talk for hours about my music or spend a whole night in a DMB chatroom," Matthews said. "But now, the people at the shows seem like such geeks, standing there with their elaborate taping equipment. They're really, really young, too. What do I have in common with them? They're just a bunch of kids who need someone to look up to. Why would I look up to me? I'm so 1997." Yet for all his disenchantment with the Dave Matthews Band, he'll still "probably check me out at Farm Aid in September." Added Matthews: "If I'm even playing there this year. I don't even know. Dave Matthews—that is to say, me—just isn't where I'm coming from anymore."
Cool. Don't hear this on the radio, much. Nice non-mainstream choice.
jamm wrote:
I agree. There aren't many of DMB's songs that I don't like. I especially like his older stuff though.
Agree. His older stuff was defenitely stronger than his newer music.
Herzan wrote:
I am always amazed when people don't connect with one of my all time favorites. If you don't like him after hearing several songs, I don't imagine you ever will. Go figure....I thought he was an absolute genius from the first time I heard his music.
I agree. There aren't many of DMB's songs that I don't like. I especially like his older stuff though.
paloeguevo wrote:
For me Dave proves that you can be popular and great musician at the same time. Nothing wrong with selling a couple million copies of your album.
Nothing whatsoever!
quite a departure from your 'typical' DMB. Unbelievable song. Nice ear Bill!!
The_Seeker wrote:
Is Dave Matthews one of those artists that grows on you?
No - In fact, Dave has even outgrown himself.
elokin2141 wrote:
thanks for playing the old DMB, and especially after Blind Melon, what a good song combo
hell yes :clap:
The_Seeker wrote:
Is Dave Matthews one of those artists that grows on you? I ask because I've heard quite a few of his songs on RP and I've yet to find one that I could rate higher than a 4.
Yes, he grows on you, just like a bad infection. YUCK!
The_Seeker wrote:
Is Dave Matthews one of those artists that grows on you? I ask because I've heard quite a few of his songs on RP and I've yet to find one that I could rate higher than a 4.
I am always amazed when people don't connect with one of my all time favorites. If you don't like him after hearing several songs, I don't imagine you ever will. Go figure....I thought he was an absolute genius from the first time I heard his music.
Mari wrote:
Minarets is in a word; masterful!
Well said! :clap:
Is Dave Matthews one of those artists that grows on you? I ask because I've heard quite a few of his songs on RP and I've yet to find one that I could rate higher than a 4.
For me Dave proves that you can be popular and great musician at the same time. Nothing wrong with selling a couple million copies of your album.
heck yeah....the past ten, fifteen tracks have been off the CHAIN Bill! Hook it up my man!
thanks for playing the old DMB, and especially after Blind Melon, what a good song combo
Wow, his voice sounds so much younger only what, ten years ago...
Dammit now I'm all crosseyed from doing that 3-D cover thing.
You know, I love Dave, but especially the OLDER Dave- and this is one of, if not the first album. I always liked this song- extremely haunting. Thanks!
Love DM on stage. He and Bela Fleck jammed for 25 minutes at a show here in STL. It was incredible.
Whoa! have not heard this song for ages! Those first two albums were really good, what happened?
Nice to have this follow Blind Melon, only because it sounds like the DJ has raided my CD collection... BUT.. I'd rather hear a live version of this song. This one is much tamer.
Finally some Dave. And not the overplayed stuff either.