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Belly — Dusted
Album: Star
Avg rating:
6.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 765









Released: 1993
Length: 2:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Baby's playing dead in cellar
Gave her water just got paler
Grass stains back burns
She's a screamer
She's just dusted, leave her

If you see her, don't upset her
Never seems to get much better
Grass stains back burns
She's a screamer
She's just dusted, leave her

Her hmm, hmm, goes to your heart
Her hmm, hmm sticks in your head
Her hmm, hmm, hmm, hmmm

Baby's playing dead in cellar
Gave her water
Just got paler
Grass stains, back burns
She's a screamer
She's just dusted, leave her
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Sort of creepy / dark lyrics but a groovy tune nevertheless.
 Giselle62 wrote:
loved it then, love it now---eek! 20 years later?
 
Six years on, even more eeks!
I like this tune. I had never heard of Belly until recently, on RP.  
 Jelani wrote:
I'm hearing some funny phrases in here - "She does Justin Bieber"
"She's just dusty beaver"
 
Are you takin' about my wife...Dusty Beaver!
I'm hearing some funny phrases in here - "She does Justin Bieber"
"She's just dusty beaver"
 Marley wrote:
Love, love, love this song! I had the cassette of this back in the day and now have the CD. Still one of my favorite albums.
 
{#Exclaim}
I add to the chorus of "I love this entire album!" Love, love, love every song on it. So wish they were still around.
Love this album.  And copying it on to the phone for use in the car.  Been way too long on this one.
Shades of The Heart Throbs here, circa 1989.
Is this song the lyrical cousin of Nirvana's "Polly"?
One of my favorite albums from the nineties. Saw them at RCKNDY in Seattle at the time and was completely blown away.
loved it then, love it now---eek! 20 years later?
 lily34 wrote:

or
Damn, the guy who said "that" is a genius!
 
or 
Damn, the guy who said "that is"—a genius! 

Not the best song on the album - but still gets an 8 from me...

The album as whole (if we could vote on albums) would get a 10 - there aren't many albums that I've listened to over and over and yet still haven't tired of.  This is one, Catherine Wheel's "Chrome" is another.
 Proclivities wrote:

Apparently, the guy is pretty good at grammatical ambiguity as well..

Damn, the guy who said that is a genius!
or
Damn the guy who said "that is a genius"!
 
or
Damn, the guy who said "that" is a genius!
 coding_to_music wrote:
Damn the guy who said that is a genius!
 
Apparently, the guy is pretty good at grammatical ambiguity as well..

Damn, the guy who said that is a genius!
or
Damn the guy who said "that is a genius"!
Sounds like she's singing about Justin Bieber?
 paloeguevo wrote:
Great album.
 

Brings me back to '93 ahhhh good times!
Rock on Garth!
Awful voice!
This rocks. . .
 dolfan wrote:

Very cool rockin' song. Nice to hear again.
 
Agreed!  Love hearing Tanya's voice anytime... {#Cool}
Genius segue from Cloud Cult. BillG does it again.
Love this album.  Like teenage candy.
Great tune.  A simple structure, but killer vocal rhythms.  I wouldn't say that Tanya is off key... it's her vocal style.  I'm really not getting the negative comments towards this tune. 
Love, love, love this song! I had the cassette of this back in the day and now have the CD. Still one of my favorite albums.

Well, the "1" bit is right.  That's all it gets from me.  
 greg6494 wrote:
the rating distribution on this song oddly matches my preferred equalizer settings (might need a tad more "1").
 


greg6494 wrote:
the rating distribution on this song oddly matches my preferred equalizer settings (might need a tad more "1").
Interesting... if you do this deliberately, it's going to make "A Day in the Life" sound awfully tinny...
Great album.
wferrier wrote:
well it's not a problem really, just really spooky . . .
Spooky must be good then, especially today!
well it's not a problem really, just really spooky . . .
wferrier wrote:
My problem with Tanya D. is she looks so much like Alison K.!
Why would that be a problem?
lathyris wrote:
That's not really the kind of thing you complain about. . .it's more like a "feature" of the song!
My problem with Tanya D. is she looks so much like Alison K.!
nctomatoman wrote:
Good energy in this song - I really liked Belly. This song shows one minor blemish with Tanya D - she occasionally goes just a tad off key - she is a teeny bit sharp at the outset of this song. Still...good stuff!
That's not really the kind of thing you complain about. . .it's more like a "feature" of the song!
Good energy in this song - I really liked Belly. This song shows one minor blemish with Tanya D - she occasionally goes just a tad off key - she is a teeny bit sharp at the outset of this song. Still...good stuff!
:guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist:
luminousjune wrote:
I am supremely jealous. :eyes:
I saw them at Cornell University quite a few years ago. They played a song with Catherine Wheel, which I didn't like then, and have't acquired a taste for yet. The opening gig, however, was one sweet and largely unknown girl, then, named... Jewel. I quite like Belly, and some of Tanya's later work. However, that day at the concert, the truth of the matter is that what really surprised me and blew me away was Jewel's performance. She was warm, friendly, intimate and as at ease with the audience as if she were ntertaining a group of her buddies in her living room. Tanya, on the other hand, I found rather aloof and a tad pretentious. I haven't looked at any figures that could determine who became a more recognized pop star in the following year, Jewel or Tanya... :ask:
What a horrifyingly grim song. I love it!
fuh2 wrote:
outstandingly uniquePosted 13 years ago by tapatia    [ Reply ]
the rating distribution on this song oddly matches my preferred equalizer settings (might need a tad more "1").
Belly Ache
uniquely horrible. This is a mess. fuh2 wrote:
outstandingly unique
outstandingly unique
of all belly songs, to me, this one sounds the most like it could have been a throwing muses song.
:cool:
macasaurus wrote:
I saw them at the Univ. of Maryland years ago. The opening band?.....Radiohead!! Both bands made for a great night, and Thom Yorke did a duet with Tanya ('Untogether').
I am supremely jealous. :eyes:
coding_to_music wrote:
What is this crap? ya ya, I know who Belly is They have some good songs But early 90's college rock is not what I want to hear
Damn the guy who said that is a genius!
yes! wierd...I was listening to this song on the way to work a few hours ago for the first time in ages. I like.
I saw them at the Univ. of Maryland years ago. The opening band?.....Radiohead!! Both bands made for a great night, and Thom Yorke did a duet with Tanya ('Untogether').
littlemosdad wrote:
Aren't they due to show up on VH1 Where Are They Now? One successful CD , the critics darlings , then they fall off the face of the earth. I'm guessing couldn't handle their drugs
Actually, they broke up after their second CD (undeservedly) flopped both critically and commercially. Tanya Donnelly went solo and released three CDs so far.
Great to hear a deeper track from this super band. A lot of individual talent circulated around this band!
What is this crap? ya ya, I know who Belly is They have some good songs But early 90's college rock is not what I want to hear
:bananajam: Very cool rockin' song. Nice to hear again.
Such A Great Song!!
Aren't they due to show up on VH1 Where Are They Now? One successful CD , the critics darlings , then they fall off the face of the earth. I'm guessing couldn't handle their drugs
That transition from Iron and Wine almost put me through the windshield!! :eyes:
Nice song! :music: Thanks jah_blessed
My upload! Hopefully it gets played soon. Saw them live years ago. I think they opened their set with this song. It got me in the mood instantly. I was shaking for hours afterwards. :guitarist: