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Album: Keep Breathing
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Released: 2006
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
See the ghost of Bob Marley as he gets up to go
Driven out by the new reality TV shows
In the ghost of ideals we've got nothing to show

Alcohol gives us courage, selling corporate deals
You pin all your dreams on a new set of wheels
And the New Labour spokesman tells us all how we feel.
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Oh yes - that is just what I needed.
For me the whole of this song is in the beautiful guitar riff and the way it's accompanied.  Vocals and lyrics are blah.  But I always have the feeling that riff came from somewhere, like a jazzy Erik Satie.
wow, never heard this one before, can't wait to hear it again. most excellent
Vocals lend itself to a Brian Eno influence and sound. I like this quite a bit.
 skyhigh_71 wrote:
The repeating signature of this was driving me mad and the clue was there all of the time - Nina!

Listen to Nina Simone - Four Women - identical signature.

Yet another interesting artist and track discovered via RP. :-)

 
  I think you mean chord progression, not "signature".  Both songs share the same, traditional chord progression (in different keys), but given the title of this song  ("Nina") it's safe to assume that Vini Reiilly was paying homage to Nina Simone's song.
Even more relavant now than 2006
No PasarĂ¡n!
The more I hear this the more I am love the feel and the serious guitar overlay finish.
9 -> 10
Another excellent tune I haven't heard in years. Takes me back to my first days listening to RP.
Love this piece. I only hear it on Radio Paradise and it will always brighten my day when I do. Thank you Bill.
Any day you hear this is instantly a better day.
 skyhigh_71 wrote:
The repeating signature of this was driving me mad and the clue was there all of the time - Nina!

Listen to Nina Simone - Four Women - identical signature.

Yet another interesting artist and track discovered via RP. :-)
 
In the words of Nick Danger, Third Eye:
"Thanks, Half Pint! You just saved me a lot of investigative work."

{#Curtain}

(No "belittling" of short people is intended. But hey: feel free to take offense
if it lifts your spirits!).

Terrific song!
"And the New Labour spokesman tells us all how we feel"
The repeating signature of this was driving me mad and the clue was there all of the time - Nina!

Listen to Nina Simone - Four Women - identical signature.

Yet another interesting artist and track discovered via RP. :-)

 idiot_wind wrote:
This is really good stuff. 

Nice to hear excellent guitar playing is not a dead art in 2015! 
 
It's never been a dead art; it may have just fallen on deliberately-deaf ears.
Instant 9 > Fabulous!
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Guitar work that is both ethereal and scorching, That's quite a feat.

 
Perfect description!

RP has turned me onto some wonderful music over the years...thanks R&B!
Yes, reminiscent of Carlos. But for the drum track, a great song.
 
Reminds me of Carlos Santana. 
Only caught the last part of this so I'm hoping to hear it again! Awesome! 
The ghost of Malt Barley, otherwise known as a hangover. {#Cheesygrin}
Wasn't that the favourite band of Ian Curtis? {#Clap} It's the 36th anniversary of his death this year. {#Cry} on the 18th May.
Guitar work that is both ethereal and scorching, That's quite a feat.
 idiot_wind wrote:
This is really good stuff. 

Nice to hear excellent guitar playing is not a dead art in 2015! 

 
Actually this album is from 2006, so the jury may be out on 2015.
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yeah! Haven't caught this one in a while... 

{#Music}
This is really good stuff. 

Nice to hear excellent guitar playing is not a dead art in 2015! 
durutti column
 peregrin wrote:
I keep hearing Jethro Tull's Living in the Past in this ...

 
I wish I could say the same.   Thanks for the link though, gave me something to listen to while this garbage plays out.
guitarist reminds a bit of santana
 westslope wrote:

Tried to look up the lyrics and google gets me .... fredriley.

A little too circular for my tastes.

 
{#Roflol}Ah, the rosy glow of Internet fame suffuses my ageing chops and warms the cockles of me 'eart, so it does {#Cool}
Wonderful evocative downtempo tune ... Vini Reilly style. 
"Sinner" by Neil Finn should follow this song. Same groove...{#Cheers}
I keep hearing Jethro Tull's Living in the Past in this ...
 cely wrote:
I love the little guitar hook in this song, but I'm almost positive I've heard it somewhere else several years before this song came out.  Anyone know where?

 
Not sure exactly but this song reminds me a lot of 'Woke up this Morning' by Alabama 3 - the theme tune for The Sopranos TV series.
I love the little guitar hook in this song, but I'm almost positive I've heard it somewhere else several years before this song came out.  Anyone know where?
Interesting lyrics. 
{#Hearteyes}
Vini Riley is a great guitar player.  The Return of The Durutti Column is one of the great albums from the early Factory Records period.  This song and album are quite good too.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
I wish all of their songs were as wonderful as this one

 
I'm happy that many are much better {#Bananajam}
Has anyone seen my last quaalude?
Oh never mind, I took it.
Very nice coda with the electric guitar ... tinges of Carlos Santana ... {#Bananajam}
I wish all of their songs were as wonderful as this one
Very cool. Me likey.
 coloradojohn wrote:
One of the coolest progressions ever, and with the perfect variations on all the repeat possibilities; addictively hypnotic...cynical lyrics...

 

Today was the first time I looked at the lyrics-interesting. Bumped this song up & will check into more from this release.
  bam23 wrote:
I know nothing about this band or their personnel, but this lacks the cliched Santana licks. I see the similarities, but that's all.
Proclivities wrote:
Vini Reilly is a much more diverse guitarist and composer.
  {#Yes} Albeit a totally awesome trick; for all the hype, old Carlos is a one trick pony compared Vini Reilly.

The exception to the rule is Caravanserai.
 bam23 wrote:

I know nothing about this band or their personnel, but this lacks the cliched Santana licks. I see the similarities, but that's all.

 
Vini Reilly is a much more diverse guitarist and composer.
Vodka and cigar on east coast beach. Love RP. Thank you. 
This is really smooth.... {#Daisy}
 Slick wrote:
Dig this, fellow RPers, how's the rest of the set on this album/CD, er collection?
 
Highly commendable. Get out that credit card Slick
Hypnotizing guitar motif with all that echo and 'atmosphere.'  REALLY like this ... warm summer evening, Pinot in hand, on the balcony with a light rain between the skyline and my retinas.
One of the coolest progressions ever, and with the perfect variations on all the repeat possibilities; addictively hypnotic...cynical lyrics...
Mesmerizing! >8
 t00lur wrote:
romeotuma = Bill
  
 
mrtuba9 wrote:
Interesting thought...
{#Shhh} 
  
 govna wrote:
"(former member)"?  did we lose Romeotuna?
 
methinks he is risen - see:

https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=Members&file=userinfo&uname=Lazarus

 
jagdriver wrote:
Really cool sh_t. I wish this guy would crank out some more product.
 
Really? 27 albums simply isn't enough.
 foothillfreak wrote:
Only problem with this song is that the guitar solo should be about half an hour longer... 10!

The whole album is stellar too, btw.
 

...agreed


 bam23 wrote:
I know nothing about this band or their personnel, but this lacks the cliched Santana licks. I see the similarities, but that's all.
 
I grew tired of Santana's work years ago - it doesn't seem to evolve from the tried & true formula that he established in the 1970's. At least Vini Reilly experiments with a great variety of sounds and themes regardless of whether they are popularly accepted.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Carlos on the axe?
 
I know nothing about this band or their personnel, but this lacks the cliched Santana licks. I see the similarities, but that's all.
Only problem with this song is that the guitar solo should be about half an hour longer... 10!

The whole album is stellar too, btw.
Very Nice!!
Carlos on the axe?
 fredriley wrote:
Smooth sounds, sharp politically-conscious and satirical lyrics. Durutti Column are surely the coolest anarchists on the musical block. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 
The Valleys agree...well this valley....well this cottage in this valley....well, me, really.
Yeah but Bill doesn't look anything like Elvis.
 t00lur wrote:
romeotuma = Bill
 


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 t00lur wrote:
romeotuma = Bill
 
Interesting thought...
{#Shhh} 
Really cool sh_t. I wish this guy would crank out some more product.
Hacienta!
romeotuma = Bill
''keep breathing'' is great advice
This cut is an ADD-ICTIVE drug. 
The name of the band is what I like most.

¡Salud y anarquía! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Pretty solid set going this afternoon. I keep trying to get away from my desk. Play more Durutti please. Anything I've heard I've liked.
It's too oily!
Dig this, fellow RPers, how's the rest of the set on this album/CD, er collection?
OUTSTANDING when played at altitude on a sub-woofed rig

Tried to look up the lyrics and google gets me .... fredriley.

A little too circular for my tastes.


After a huge Saturday night and a big Monday lie in I am proper feeling this.  
Great riff. Great song. And Stuart Maconie said they played far and away the worst live gig he'd ever seen!
Manchester's finest. Go Vini!!!
.
This is becoming one of my favourite guitar hooks.
These guys keep growing on me. Gotta pick 'em up.

Smooth sounds, sharp politically-conscious and satirical lyrics. Durutti Column are surely the coolest anarchists on the musical block. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
sweeeet downtempo....uuhhhh!
Get with it Bill ... we need an 11 ...
And you others.. I can't understand how when this comes on.. you don't feel that "slow down and smell the roses" fell.. like putting on a comfortable set of shoes or boots or jeans.. its ooozes cool and leaves you with that.. "I wanna do that more often" feel..

damn.. do I have to go back to work now? :(

But maybe you've guessed that from what's below.
I just love this.
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Come on now, we heard this yesterday.
 
Heh I just logged on to say, "Yes I got to hear this two days in a row!"

Come on now, we heard this yesterday.
Phased in seamlessly. {#Cowboy}
4 to 3
Two of my favorites! Duritti Column and Conjure one!
 planet_lizard wrote:
Yeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
 
and again!!!!!


Was working away with RP in the background, and then this came on and had to CRANK it! :-)
thanks for this one.
thank god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice and trip-hoppy!!
Yeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
I had no idea these guys were still active.  I thought they went out in the late 80s.  Who knew
Always LOVE hearing this — thanks Bill!      nice {#Chillpill}
 vivakitty wrote:

In my case it's the overexposure to the crossover dreck from the Supernatural and Shaman albums.  I would pay money to our local pop station to not play "Smooth" or "The Game of Love" ever ever again.

 
I feel the same way. Supernatural got played to death. Give me earlier Santana any day.

Do like this song.

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Agreed. What's up with the Santana-bashers on RP? I don't get it.

 
In my case it's the overexposure to the crossover dreck from the Supernatural and Shaman albums.  I would pay money to our local pop station to not play "Smooth" or "The Game of Love" ever ever again.

This hit me just right , right now...
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
That guitar solo is from Carlos Santana? It seems to be

 
I'm guessing not.  Sounds more like the other Stevie to me, but it probably isn't him either.  What do I know about guitar playing...Nothing!

Nicked that bassline from Nina, indeedy . . .
That guitar solo is from Carlos Santana? It seems to be

 Jelani wrote:

Well, as a matter of fact, there are "high thinkers" at universities that believe that nothing is original, but derivative and(world) "community" based and influenced, and therefore copyright law should be abolished. Everybody owns everything because they've all had something to do with it and it's appearance.
Which in my non humble opinion is bullshit. NObody actually constructed an individuals work other than the individual or group who actively put it together, no matter what their influences...unless they plagiarized or directly copied. An action which has definitive criteria for it's being as such, and is punishable by law. 
 
All musicians should incorporate the washboard and a single stringed bass back into their songs. {#Angel}
fredriley wrote:
"and a New Labour spokesman tells us all how we feel" - not for much longer, with NuLabor disintegrating rapidly and doomed in next year's election. Then we'll just have Tories telling us what to do and how to feel... ;-|
Meet the new boss ... Same as the old boss

feeling the jams today DJ
never heard of them either, but I like! Way better than than that DJ.

 
tfodden wrote:
never heard of these folks (I'm old). But I like it.  Reminds me of a band from the old days called the Greg Kihn Band.  Go Bill!
 


never heard of these folks (I'm old). But I like it.  Reminds me of a band from the old days called the Greg Kihn Band.  Go Bill!
unbelievable we all get to listen to this!
This is really slick, in a good way.
i've heard this several times and like it more and more.
 JacobDorer wrote:

Right - Sounds like the Stereo MCs. A lot like "Connnected". So what is weird is that Durutti Column is from 1980 and earlier, but Stereo MCs didn't put out Connected until 2002. The Nina song by Durutti is from 2006, so who took from who? Is there anything original, or have there been enough bands that everything is derivative?? (Sorry, that doesn't mean I don't like both songs, I do, I am just asking the question...)

Jacob
 
Well, as a matter of fact, there are "high thinkers" at universities that believe that nothing is original, but derivative and(world) "community" based and influenced, and therefore copyright law should be abolished. Everybody owns everything because they've all had something to do with it and it's appearance.
Which in my non humble opinion is bullshit. NObody actually constructed an individuals work other than the individual or group who actively put it together, no matter what their influences...unless they plagiarized or directly copied. An action which has definitive criteria for it's being as such, and is punishable by law. 
 shawshank wrote:

Reminds me of the Stereo MC's.{#Mrgreen}
 
Right - Sounds like the Stereo MCs. A lot like "Connnected". So what is weird is that Durutti Column is from 1980 and earlier, but Stereo MCs didn't put out Connected until 2002. The Nina song by Durutti is from 2006, so who took from who? Is there anything original, or have there been enough bands that everything is derivative?? (Sorry, that doesn't mean I don't like both songs, I do, I am just asking the question...)

Jacob

8 ==> 9
 greyfin10 wrote:
Sort of reminds me of Babble (who was originally Thompson Twins).
 
Reminds me of the Stereo MC's.{#Mrgreen}


 JanioV wrote:
Completely breathtaking guitar solo.
 
{#High-five}  True enough, it is blistering! I can imagine smoke billowing from the guitar at the end of the song.
"and a New Labour spokesman tells us all how we feel" - not for much longer, with NuLabor disintegrating rapidly and doomed in next year's election. Then we'll just have Tories telling us what to do and how to feel... ;-|
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Agreed. What's up with the Santana-bashers on RP? I don't get it.


 Is there such a thing as good but boring?


 hugoallen wrote:


Couldn't agree more - nothing beats that euphoric feeling when Kayleigh by Marillion unexpectedly comes on the radio......

 

{#Mrgreen} ...bet it's on his ipod now and he hates it...

The philosophy still holds though.
Bob Welch-ie