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Supergrass — Tales Of Endurance
Album: Road To Rouen
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Released: 2005
Length: 5:25
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Making sense of what I've heard
And what is on my mind
Well don't look down cos it's far to fall
Oh yeah

Count the hours face the fear
It's all you need these days
We're past the post and through the door

We welcome commercial suicide
Kiss the love you leave behind
And let it bother you
Well you do what it takes to get what you can


Last night I thought about her
... love and what I do
It's hanging over me
I'm sure to break your loving heart

I'm down and take a walk down a sugar coated sonified
I've been hanging around for hours
Staring at your holy ground
Ooooooh

...
I might've known that you'd be tearing up the photographs
Oooooh

At sight of all I've done been taken for higher ground
... china dolls and better times
This side of life...
you know this living hell solid gold coming for no one
Comments (368)add comment
Led Zep much?
 Richey1977 wrote:
Supergrass absolutely nailed it with this album. There weren't many indie classics in the 2000's, but this is definitely one of them.
 
I thought all the indie classics came from the 2000's...
 robotbass wrote:
I had some supergrass yesterday! {#Roflol}
 

I have SuperGrass everyday. 
 Richey1977 wrote:
Supergrass absolutely nailed it with this album. There weren't many indie classics in the 2000's, but this is definitely one of them.
 

To my 50-something year old ears this sounds like rock and roll.
but whatever you call it, I agree it is excellent
Great song. As a side-note; the guitar sounds 'orange', it reminds me of the guitar sound on the LZ album Houses of the Holy.
One of my most overplayed songs. Never get tired of it.
 nevar23 wrote:
7 ---> 8
 
C'mon you should rethink this
Clear 10.
opens like an Al Stewart song
7 ---> 8
Supergrass absolutely nailed it with this album. There weren't many indie classics in the 2000's, but this is definitely one of them.
What he said below...
 MattRudely wrote:
SUPERB segue from Porcupine Tree.
 
So smooth I didn’t realize it had even happened...
SUPERB segue from Porcupine Tree.
Trampled under (super)grass
 rocklandlove wrote:
Sounds like that super grass got Trampled Underfoot, somehow...

 
I'm surprised more ppl didn't make similar comments.
 BillG wrote:

Audacity is available for Mac & Linux also. Excellent open source audio editor.
Can we find this song in .mogg file format for Audacity  on the net ?
great segue from Porcupine Tree point 3 going on here.
They stole a little Renaissance for the slow parts of this song and it works very nicely.
I sure miss Supergrass, especially in the summer for some reason.

Gaz Coombes solo album, which is terrific - will have to do.
Awesome song to crank at any time, but especially as the sun comes blasting through the last shreds of a snowstorm and shines forth! I dig the multilayered guitar-jamming, the wicked keyboards, and the killer percussion throughout and the way it builds, flows and ebbs.
This is one of those songs that reminds me of one or more other songs from the deep part of my memory. I'm not saying that's a bad thing either. I quite like it, but it just stirs other memories.
 jagdriver wrote:
Very nice tune I've long enjoyed here on RP, except for the obnoxious screaming bits halfway in (or whatever). I used the (free) Audacity (sorry, Windows only) to edit that bit out and now the track is much better.

 
I didn't know Audacity was available for Windows; I''ve been using it for years in Linux.
Sounds like that super grass got Trampled Underfoot, somehow...
 SmackDaddy wrote:
Supertramp! err Supergrass

 
The introduction does sound like Supertramp but the rest?  Much better.  {#Music}
Supertramp! err Supergrass
Gaz Goombes is so very underrated as a guitarist. The lines on this song, even tho' I might quibble with the tone, are amazing.
 robotbass wrote:
I had some supergrass yesterday! {#Roflol}

 
I had some tales of endurance,...first!
Wonderful band - see them live!
 jagdriver wrote:
Very nice tune I've long enjoyed here on RP, except for the obnoxious screaming bits halfway in (or whatever). I used the (free) Audacity (sorry, Windows only) to edit that bit out and now the track is much better.

 
Audacity is available for Mac & Linux also. Excellent open source audio editor.
like so many 'great songs' on rp, after 8 years of repetition they start to grind, from 10 then to 7 now, ah well..? {#Stop} so much for 'tales of endurance', in another 8 years it'll be down to sucko barfo i suppose..?
Very nice tune I've long enjoyed here on RP, except for the obnoxious screaming bits halfway in (or whatever). I used the (free) Audacity (sorry, Windows only) to edit that bit out and now the track is much better.
I had some supergrass yesterday! {#Roflol}
 Toke wrote:
 dig wrote:
Since no one has dropped the "E" word yet, allow me...

             EPIC!
 
''Excrementa'' 
would be more accurate


Doctor Sigmund has expressed his concerns regarding the way you systematically twist conversations around to focus on
your excreta...
 


glimpses of the Bourne movie theme in there...  
 Toke wrote:
 dig wrote:
Since no one has dropped the "E" word yet, allow me...

             EPIC!
 
''Excrementa'' 
would be more accurate



 
naaaa, not so much
 dig wrote:
Since no one has dropped the "E" word yet, allow me...

             EPIC!
 
''Excrementa'' 
would be more accurate


Since no one has dropped the "E" word yet, allow me...

             EPIC!

5 -> 7. The more I hear this tune the more I like it.
Ahhh, the Road to ruin album....likin it.
The more I hear from this album, the more I like. Such is a good thing.
Thanks for the last hour. Brought me back from a dark place.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Quite possibly the coolest intro EVER...and, whoah, what follows! This baby does it all, and well. Scintillates in multiple spectra! Atoms ionized and electron shells traded! Fades out as comes in, with me wanting more!
 
I agree, there are tremendous echoes of the early Supregrass in here and yet it isn't dated; damn catchy bass line and riff too.
Wow...is this the same Spergrass I remember from years ago?  Very cool....they seem to mature a lot...
 oldsaxon wrote:

Yeah, sure, all of that...but do you like it?
 
I hope you're trying to be funny... someone else was trying to make something interesting.


 coloradojohn wrote:
Quite possibly the coolest intro EVER...and, whoah, what follows! This baby does it all, and well. Scintillates in multiple spectra! Atoms ionized and electron shells traded! Fades out as comes in, with me wanting more!
 
Yeah, sure, all of that...but do you like it?
Quite possibly the coolest intro EVER...and, whoah, what follows! This baby does it all, and well. Scintillates in multiple spectra! Atoms ionized and electron shells traded! Fades out as comes in, with me wanting more!
Crap. Just when I was getting ready to leave work 5 minutes early... Now I'm stuck.
Sounds alot like Kula Shaker.  I like!
NP.

Although Bill plays tracks from the "Road To Rouen" album often, I like their other albums much better!
aspicer wrote:
 Awesome - thanks for the heads up warderblu!
 

Road To Rouen
 warderblu wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergrass_Is_10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergrass_(album)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_on_Other_Planets 


aspicer wrote:
Not very familiar with Supergrass overall - what is the best album to jump into oh music brothern?! ;-)
 
  Awesome - thanks for the heads up warderblu!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergrass_Is_10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergrass_(album)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_on_Other_Planets 




aspicer wrote:
Not very familiar with Supergrass overall - what is the best album to jump into oh music brothern?! ;-)
 


Not very familiar with Supergrass overall - what is the best album to jump into oh music brothern?! ;-)
Too bad they broke up! {#Sad}

Saw them twice over the years - what a great band!
 


peter_james_bond wrote:

Amen to that! {#Good-vibes}
 


Not a big Supergrass fan, but this is really hitting the spot at the end of a workday.
 Propayne wrote:
I miss Supergrass.

Would be great to have a new CD by them this Spring - to blast in the car on a beautiful day with the windows down.
 
Amen to that! {#Good-vibes}
 dpvest wrote:
reminds me of machu pichu
 

Not so much for me- I only heard the sound of cameras clicking and llamas munching.
One of the best lesser known bands of the past 20 years.
 linden wrote:
Love this. Now I'm longing for some Alan Parsons Project. "(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" would sound good after this.
 

good idea
I miss Supergrass.

Would be great to have a new CD by them this Spring - to blast in the car on a beautiful day with the windows down.
Note to other rock bands that suck...

This is how you do it. 
Love this. Now I'm longing for some Alan Parsons Project. "(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" would sound good after this.
Never seem to get tired of this awesome atmospheric jammer!  ROCKIN'!
love it!!
Please Bill, more of this!

 
skybreakers wrote:
{#Frustrated}

Please Bill,  no more of this..

 


{#Frustrated}

Please Bill,  no more of this..

Easy on the ears...I dig.
another SG song I need.  Thanks RP!  {#Bananajam}
Excellent toe tapper!! 
 kaybee wrote:
I love the moodiness of this piece, the buildup and everything.  I keep imagining driving down a highway somewhere in southern France in late summer with this playing.  Is the whole album this good?
 
Its the best one on there for sure.....
I love the moodiness of this piece, the buildup and everything.  I keep imagining driving down the D117 highway in southern France in late summer with this playing on the car stereo.  Is the whole album this good?


Doesn't though...

 
Bridieboo wrote:
This sounds soooo good in headphones!
 


This sounds soooo good in headphones!
 Cynaera wrote:

I'd settle for weed.
 
The British satirical cartoonist Steve Bell drew the strip below in 1982 which nicely combines both meanings of supergrass, in the context in which the term was coined:

Steve Bell cartoon

Love Supergrass.

I'll be hitting the road soon for a longish trip.

Think I'll bring this CD along, but hope I don't end up in Rouen! 

 IrieTom wrote:
Oddly enough, I'm hearing a little Franz Ferdinand in the outro...
 
That's hot...I heard it too.  Just got one of their albums (the self titled one) after hearing it on RP (its great), so I'll try and find the RtR one as well...

reminds me of machu pichu
Some pretty strong Zep channeling going on there....
{#Hearteyes} 
{#Bounce}Lovely song, and....i smoke gras ;-)

 smackiepipe wrote:
One of the first tunes I ever heard on RP (when I joined back in 05). Immediately bought the CD back when BMG was still in business, and was shocked to see that they had it!
 
Technically BMG still exists...they're called yourmusic.com.  They sell CD's for 6 bucks shipped (5 bucks when there's a sale).  Alas, they're closing shop in the next few weeks to a month.  But it's a decent place to get mainstream titles on the cheap.

One of the first tunes I ever heard on RP (when I joined back in 05). Immediately bought the CD back when BMG was still in business, and was shocked to see that they had it!
GREAT TUNE.  (purposeful allcaps)
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Let's go together,all the way up to TEN,just the band name deserves # 10 !{#Yes}
 
I'd settle for weed.  But I have to say that I was in the middle of a really great Live Journal update when this came on, and I immediately thought, "Geez - this is SUCH a 10!)  So, I'm bumping it from 9 to 10 - not just because of the name, but because the song itself pulled me out of a very deep and serious mind-space.  Any song that can do that deserves a 10, in my opinion....

So bummed I never saw this band live. 
Supergrass..I need some
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Arkadelphia musicology! Yes!
 
Having been married over seven years to my wife who has a DMA tends to make me a stickler for proper attribution and an appreciator of music history to boot. For those who don't know, yes, we are in the middle of nowhere, but there are a couple of great little universities here!

I dig these guys.  Lots of influences for sure, but they put it together into something new and special. Gotta get this album. My favorite record store (Streetlight Records in San Jose) only has a couple old ones by them, so I'll have to Amazon it, I guess.
Oddly enough, I'm hearing a little Franz Ferdinand in the outro...
Love this song... only song by supergrass i've ever heard (i think)... bonus points for great album name
MilSF1 wrote:
You didn't go far enough back. Trampled Underfoot sampled that riff from the old blues standard Terraplane Blues
Arkadelphia musicology! Yes!

Supergrass
Supertramp
Super Furry Animals
Superdrag

A lot of Super Bands! 
 Rafter101 wrote:
There's so much Supertramp in Supergrass...I wonder if they were started as a pseudo-tribute band?
 

This style pre-dates Supertramp.

I like it.  More adult sounding than the above which always left me with mixed feelings.


Summer 68 - Pink Floyd.
sorta reminiscent of Ryan Corrigan - also super.
See, I thought it was a Superhands tribute band, but I have a warped brain.
There's so much Supertramp in Supergrass...I wonder if they were started as a pseudo-tribute band?
 Cynaera wrote:

To prove my own point - bumping this from 8 to 9.  Guh.

  Let's go together,all the way up to TEN,just the band name deserves # 10 !{#Yes}


 Cynaera wrote:
Digging my heels in.... struggling fiercely....Flailing wildly... Noooooo!  Not that - please, not that!  Crap.  Supergrass won. *sighs and adds to list of CDs to buy*  And now I'm wondering why I fought so hard. Sometimes, I am my own worst enemy.{#Stupid}
 
To prove my own point - bumping this from 8 to 9.  Guh.

 Gartholamundi wrote:
arrived at the square emptiness of work and the someone inside these magnetic vibrating speakers let the cool daddy squid out of its immortal aquarium to tentacle my ears. far out. {#Music}
 
Touched by his noodley appendage? {#Cool}
Love this song!

 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I have to move this up to 9 after a about million listens.  Such a cool song.   Good album, I think.

  It's a fucking amazing album A through Z.  Get your hands on it at all costs.  I don't know what happened on the follow-up "Diamond Hoo Ha" though, I find that almost unlistenable.


 Jungle_Jim wrote:
I like this track more and more. It's live is it? It's got a bit of Trampled Underfoot, it's got a bit of Meddle-era Floyd in there. It's in that sort of company - I'll have to listen to more Supergrass (I always get into a band after they've split up or died).
 
You didn't go far enough back. Trampled Underfoot sampled that riff from the old blues standard Terraplane Blues 
this band is just awesome, so many great songs.  This is one of their finest.... love that acoustic guitar.
 Propayne wrote:
Agreed. Terrific band.

Looking forward to their next release. 
 
Well, Release the Drones will be coming out eventually I hope but nothing more after that... unless they decide to settle their "musical and personal" differences and reunite.

Digging my heels in.... struggling fiercely....Flailing wildly... Noooooo!  Not that - please, not that!  Crap.  Supergrass won. *sighs and adds to list of CDs to buy*  And now I'm wondering why I fought so hard. Sometimes, I am my own worst enemy.{#Stupid}
I like this track more and more. It's live is it? It's got a bit of Trampled Underfoot, it's got a bit of Meddle-era Floyd in there. It's in that sort of company - I'll have to listen to more Supergrass (I always get into a band after they've split up or died).
treeemendous, had this on CD, lost it,..off to iTunes for it, thx Bill!
 shawshank wrote:
I get a Lindsey Buckingham / Fleetwood mac vibe...{#Stupid}
 

Yep - defintinitely there. Like the song!
I think I like 'Supergrass'...have not seen them live?
Agreed. Terrific band.

Looking forward to their next release. 
Yet another pretty-much perfect song from Supergrass.  Along with Mary, Sun Hits the Sky, St. Petersburg, Richard III and Run, this band has some amazing tunes.
Afternoon - working, still perfect.
that's just the right tune to hear just before to go out and head for a bar
8 > 9

This just gets better with age.
Hokey retro name —-good contemp sound
This sounds an awful lot like the Bourne soundtrack.... which is not necessarily a bad thing, just that I hear it here. 
 
Nice!
 rocklandlove wrote:
Um, Trampled Underfoot, anyone...?
 
It does have a bit of that stompin' feel to it.
I love "Trampled" and I'm diggin' this tune.


I get a Lindsey Buckingham / Fleetwood mac vibe...{#Stupid}
 Gartholamundi wrote:
arrived at the square emptiness of work and the someone inside these magnetic vibrating speakers let the cool daddy squid out of its immortal aquarium to tentacle my ears. far out. {#Music}
Is this what Bowie was talking about in Lust for Life? 


 horstman wrote:
My wife thinks that this sounds like Bourne Identity music. She's got a good ear.
 
I agree with your wife.  I think Moby heard this at some point, fersure.

One of my favorite summer-time long drive tunes.