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Todd Hannigan — Thicker Than Water
Album: Thicker Than Water Soundtrack
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1853









Released: 1997
Length: 2:16
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Running just as fast as you can,
You jump ship way quick but maybe it's Thicker Than Water,
I've got some good news for you my friend,
Man is faster,
You jump ship way quick but maybe its Thicker Than Water,
One day you wake up and realize just what you're after.
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kinda like that bridge from Zep...
ok no.
Love the link RP from Jack Johnson song to Jack Johnson film  
Fhoto
https://www.marmosetmusic.com/...
 hayduke2 wrote:
Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like AustraliaIndonesiaHawaiiIndia, and Ireland in combination with a wide range of styles of guitar music. Surfers in the film include Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian.
nice (very short) song    now I will investigate the film, might be cool too
 


Thank you very much for these infos!
 hayduke2 wrote:
Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like AustraliaIndonesiaHawaiiIndia, and Ireland in combination with a wide range of styles of guitar music. Surfers in the film include Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian.
nice (very short) song    now I will investigate the film, might be cool too
 
The movie is cool and thanks for the mention. The things you learn here.

 hayduke2 wrote:
Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like AustraliaIndonesiaHawaiiIndia, and Ireland in combination with a wide range of styles of guitar music. Surfers in the film include Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian.
nice (very short) song    now I will investigate the film, might be cool too
 

CD and DVD ordered, last 2 of each on Amazon
i would like this track more if it didnt have like jet airplane sounds in the middle of it? like some wierd over the top production mistake
Probably already been said, lovely track and definite Nick Drake feels on this
A voice like Nick Drake meets Cat Stevens.
I like it -- cool sound.
I'll be checking out the full album.
 Schmoogsley wrote:
I also thought this was Nick Drake. Anyway, I like this song. 
 
I'm also getting a bit of a Neil Halstead vibe.
Nice tune.
 darkhorse53 wrote:
Unbelievably not Nick Drake. How did he do that?
 
It might be more difficult not to sound like someone than to deliberately do so.
 hayduke2 wrote:
Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like AustraliaIndonesiaHawaiiIndia, and Ireland in combination with a wide range of styles of guitar music. Surfers in the film include Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian.
nice (very short) song    now I will investigate the film, might be cool too
 
 



The film is an amazing example of late 90s surf films. Jack Johnson is wonderful film maker and surfer in addition to being a musician. The soundtracks to his films are always on point and I think the RP listeners would enjoy them thoroughly.
 Schmoogsley wrote:
I also thought this was Nick Drake. Anyway, I like this song. 
 
Yep, add me to the list. Good song.
What's the name of that sparkly instrument? I've heard it in other songs and don't know what makes that sound.

Also can be heard at 1:37 and 1:58 in Curtains by Peter Gabriel.
Getting my tooth Pulled after listening to this song. They will be forever entwined
I also thought this was Nick Drake. Anyway, I like this song. 
 mardisoninnc wrote:

I thought the exact same thing (and that being compared to Nick Drake is quite a compliment)! 



 
Yah....that was my first thought, too.  It was..."Wait...did I miss an 'ol Nick Drake song?" as I was queuing this up to read....

Highlow
American Net'Zen


 LizK wrote:

Yes!

 

I thought the exact same thing (and that being compared to Nick Drake is quite a compliment)! 


 Kaw wrote:
Great Nick Drake'ish song. I hope he doesn't mind being called Nick Drake'ish.

 
Yes!
Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like AustraliaIndonesiaHawaiiIndia, and Ireland in combination with a wide range of styles of guitar music. Surfers in the film include Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian.
nice (very short) song    now I will investigate the film, might be cool too
 
We love you, Mr Hannigan.
6.8?! This is fabulous, the only complaint is that it is too short! 
Great Nick Drake'ish song. I hope he doesn't mind being called Nick Drake'ish.
Too short!
At first I thought I heard Alan Rickman singing. Maybe it's the bad Triple Sec. Very distinctive voice. Nice.
Reminds me of Joe Pisapia
The actual Lyrics:

Running just as fast as you can,
You jump ship way quick but maybe it's Thicker Than Water,
I've got some good news for you my friend,
Man is faster,
You jump ship way quick but maybe its Thicker Than Water,
One day you wake up and realize just what you're after.

"Hannigan makes no attempt to hide from the comparisons to Drake and other artists like Cat Stevens or Elliott Smith, citing each as an influence. He says he's particularly inspired by Drake's "experimentation with tunings and melody.""
 DaveInVA wrote:
Only problem with this song is that its to short...

 
Maybe Bill should play it twice.  I too thought it was Nick Drake.  Lovely. 
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this song...
 pdelrio wrote:
Man, when it started I would have sworn it was Nick Drake.  Very nice though.

 
yes....exactly what I thought.
 pdelrio wrote:
Man, when it started I would have sworn it was Nick Drake.  Very nice though.

 
Same thoughts exactly.
Only problem with this song is that its to short...
Man, when it started I would have sworn it was Nick Drake.  Very nice though.
 BobLoblaw wrote:
Running just as fast as we can
Holdin' on to one another's hand
Tryin' to get away into the night
And then you put your arms around me
And we tumble to the ground
And then you say

I think we're alone now

This is all I hear when this song comes on.

 
You're listening to the wrong station. And you knowing the lyrics, is wrong too.
 BobLoblaw wrote:
Running just as fast as we can
Holdin' on to one another's hand
Tryin' to get away into the night
And then you put your arms around me
And we tumble to the ground
And then you say

I think we're alone now

This is all I hear when this song comes on.

 
I came to the comment page to say exactly that.  Thanks, BobLoblaw. 
Always loved this tune. That entire album takes one away to the Sea...
it's a good run of songs thats got me reading all the great thoughts of you brilliant people...wow dylan, then baez now 
Never heard this. Like it a lot. Very Nick-ish, but not like Alexei Murdoch, who seems a bit slavish in his imitation...
Running just as fast as we can
Holdin' on to one another's hand
Tryin' to get away into the night
And then you put your arms around me
And we tumble to the ground
And then you say

I think we're alone now

This is all I hear when this song comes on.
Cross between Nick Drake and Cat Stevens (remember him?)

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 

This is a wet Monday...  love this song...
 
I was absolutely sure that was Nick Drake!
 Sturff wrote:
Overplayed! God, I listen to paradise way too much.
 


That's possible?
Jeez! I was thinking..."What Nick Drake record is that off of?"

 
Overplayed! God, I listen to paradise way too much.
 bild wrote:
Every time I hear that first line:

"Running just as fast as you can", I expect "Holding on to one another's hand".

... Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" has poisoned me against such a line for all time, I'm afraid.
 
It is very difficult to get over that.  I doubt he ever heard the song we know, but, so it goes...
Nick Drake.
 robertleveritt wrote:
Sometimes RP (infact quite often) your mix is just gorgeous... this morning is one of those times!  Wish I was driving a long road in the desert with these songs playing!  Nice Bill, really nice.
 
I am just waiting for 3g coverage to be less expensive to actually do it!
Love - so very Nick Drake...
 robertleveritt wrote:
Sometimes RP (infact quite often) your mix is just gorgeous... this morning is one of those times!  Wish I was driving a long road in the desert with these songs playing!  Nice Bill, really nice.
 
six months later i have to agree!!!     {#Clap}
Sometimes RP (infact quite often) your mix is just gorgeous... this morning is one of those times!  Wish I was driving a long road in the desert with these songs playing!  Nice Bill, really nice.
Sounds definitively Drake.
The way yer man elides his words makes me think of:

Picture of Nesquik packet
Like the mellotron-like MoodyBlues feel.

 mrselfdestruct wrote:
"Never heard this Nick Drake song before. Oh, that's why."
 
Yeah, for a moment there I thought the same thing.
"Never heard this Nick Drake song before. Oh, that's why."
 saidtaybi wrote:
Good Music
 
This is clearly at least a 7. I gave it an 8. Will consider giving it a 9 maybe if it hits me harder next time. It looks like the movie that this soundtrack is based on is sort of gangsta w/profane language. So the music is probly the best thing about it. *shrug* BTW: The movie was released in 1999, not 1997.

Good Music
hmm, only a 6.7 rating. Much better than that.
I have a bunch of Nick Drake albums and upon hearing this, I came here to see which album it is on since I don't recall hearing it on anything I've got at home.

Oops.
 cosmiclint wrote:
Good grief, all this time I thought this was Nick Drake. I even rated this song, but didn't notice it was someone else. {#Stupid}
 


 cosmiclint wrote:
Good grief, all this time I thought this was Nick Drake. I even rated this song, but didn't notice it was someone else. {#Stupid}
 

Yeah, Hannigan out-Draked the Drake.
Good grief, all this time I thought this was Nick Drake. I even rated this song, but didn't notice it was someone else. {#Stupid}
 Hannio wrote:

This song is much too short.

 
Yes, I was just going to say that the only thing wrong with this song is it is too short.

This song is much too short.


 DaveInVA wrote:
Yep, very Nick Drake-ish... I like {#Music}
 
{#Yes} It sure fooled me.

The main theme of this song is very haunting and dark... Very distinctive, i like it!

7
 DaveInVA wrote:
Yep, very Nick Drake-ish... I like {#Music}
 
I think this has to be a tribute to Nick Drake. The lyrical, musical and singing styles are so alike.  I can't be sure, because I haven't heard anything else from Todd Hannigan, (and there is nothing else by him in the RP playlist).
I really like it.  As Romeotuma says, it be deep.  7

That COULD Be Jack Johnson on the cover, but I guess he is too busy.
 bild wrote:
Every time I hear that first line:

"Running just as fast as you can", I expect "Holding on to one another's hand".

... Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" has poisoned me against such a line for all time, I'm afraid.
 

Tiffany?  That song was done by Tommy James & The Shondells.
 DaveInVA wrote:
Yep, very Nick Drake-ish... I like {#Music}
 
I get that, and it's a good thing,and I am still really loving this track.
Every time I hear that first line:

"Running just as fast as you can", I expect "Holding on to one another's hand".

... Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" has poisoned me against such a line for all time, I'm afraid.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song be soooo deep that it be soooo good...
 
{#Yes}  I'd never heard it before, but something about it just grabbed my heart and gave it a good shake.  Yup, loving the music Bill's playing today! {#Music}
more genius!
The first riff of this song is right out of "Silvio Rodriguez" "Playa Giron". Pure Coincidence?
Are we talking oil and BP?
This entire album stirs my imagination.
Yes....deeper than "Deep throats" throat.
{#Good-vibes}
Yep, very Nick Drake-ish... I like {#Music}
 victorsierra wrote:

Did a double take on hearing this track!

He sounds exactly like NICK DRAKE — voice, song, arrangement.


 

I second that.{#Clap}
 victorsierra wrote:

Did a double take on hearing this track!

He sounds exactly like NICK DRAKE — voice, song, arrangement.


 
{#Yes}{#Clap}
 Pieter wrote:

Come on, you've got to admire Romeo for his positive attitude. Over 3000 songs rated - all a 10.

Go Romey! 
 
3000 songs that are sooo good for the ears.......Sheeze that never gets old does it!

 dBdwg wrote:

sorry romeo, it's just such a profound statement that I was wondering if you actually had other thoughts in your head, or just that one, in which case it would be pretty convenient to cut and paste....... say could you correct this grammar for me and then run and get me a cup of coffee, thanks.
 
Come on, you've got to admire Romeo for his positive attitude. Over 3000 songs rated - all a 10.

Go Romey! 
 dBdwg wrote:

sorry romeo, it's just such a profound statement that I was wondering if you actually had other thoughts in your head, or just that one, in which case it would be pretty convenient to cut and paste....... say could you correct this grammar for me and then run and get me a cup of coffee, thanks.

 
I don't know, but Romeo is really starting to grow on me.  He really, really is soooo gooood for my moooood.
Rock on Romeo!


 romeotuma wrote:
 dBdwg wrote:

sooooo do you type that every time, or cut and paste, just wondering.



People with good grammar don't need to cut and paste...  I can understand if it is something you need to do often, considering your comma splices, and your question punctuated without a question mark...

this really is a fantastic song...


 
sorry romeo, it's just such a profound statement that I was wondering if you actually had other thoughts in your head, or just that one, in which case it would be pretty convenient to cut and paste....... say could you correct this grammar for me and then run and get me a cup of coffee, thanks.

Did a double take on hearing this track!

He sounds exactly like NICK DRAKE — voice, song, arrangement.


Looks like someone's been channeling some Nick Drake!  8.
he is an extraordinary musician, i have the opportunity to play with him here at Mancora (Peru)... nice song Todd!!!!
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
sooooo do you type that every time, or cut and paste, just wondering.

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
LOL!  Why does this amuse me so?

Great atmosphere.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is deeper than the ocean...
 

Certainly deeper than that part where you can still stand

... without getting your pants wet

... even when you're wearing longs

...without heels {#Cool}

Nah! kidding, nice song!
Interesting. According to his bio on his website, he's also a producer for these surf films. I checked his "discography" and it's almost all DVDs and soundtracks.
Wow, that started out sounding like an Arcade Fire song.  Haunting, chilling, I like.

Pretty good — I thought for a minute it was a Jose Gonzalez song, which is a compliment.
 Alpine wrote:
SHARK!
 
That made me laugh, thanks!
WOW! I had no idea...but had to find out more.

 
FunHog wrote:
Gotta love it when RP plays an artist who lives in your own little town!!
 


That's the sound of the ocean.
 
tg3k wrote:
IMHO, this song would be OK without the intentionally dissonant meanderings in the background. {#Neutral}
 

IMHO, this song would be OK without the intentionally dissonant meanderings in the background. {#Neutral}
{#Heartkiss} for playing this song
Droidac wrote:
Runnin' just as fast as we can
Holdin' on to one another's hand
Tryin' to get away into the night
And then you put your arms around me
And we tumble to the ground
And then you say......
Oh wait, that's a different song.....

LOL

Runnin' just as fast as we can
Holdin' on to one another's hand
Tryin' to get away into the night
And then you put your arms around me
And we tumble to the ground
And then you say......
Oh wait, that's a different song.....
Gotta love it when RP plays an artist who lives in your own little town!!
jools wrote:
This sounds like the theme from a Harry Potter film..

Maybe because Professor Snape is singing it!  {#Eyes}
love, love, love the whole soundtrack...
Love it!!  I too had to look to see if this was a recently uncovered Nick Drake treasure.

Man, was I surprised to see it was from a surf movie - leave it to Jack Johnson to pick an aetherial tune to go with a surf film - that genre tends to have a lot of loud speed metal - I watch many of mine with something else for sound.

So, one more gets added to my buy list - and maybe a film. . .THANKS Bill!

He sounds like an Ottawa area folkie from the early 1970s.... trying to remember the name.

Sweet, but why so short?


drife wrote:
Geez, I thought I was hearing a Nick Drake song.
Me too!
SHARK!
Todd Hannigan - you are growing on me like moss! I am becoming a fan I think!
That cover image has me yearning to put my boat on the water, but my lingering cold is keeping me on shore this weekend.
This sounds like the theme from a Harry Potter film..
This album is awesome! The whole of "Thicker than water" MWAH!!!!!!
Mr Drake's alter ego?
you know, i always like a good creepy melatron sound in the background
Geez, I thought I was hearing a Nick Drake song.
Todd Hannigan Drake...?
Unbelievably not Nick Drake. How did he do that?