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Neko Case — The Needle Has Landed
Album: Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
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Released: 2006
Length: 3:40
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Here I am in traffic's slow flow
Where the needle touched down
Carbon planes draw a cage round the air force base
Where the needle touched down
My foot on the brake, it's okay to fly low
Over poor Spanaway

An eagle swooped down from a semi-trailer
Took the name of your town from a sharp-toothed freighter
The needle's the same that recorded and played
When you left me at the Greyhound the year I moved away
And if I knew then what's so obvious now
You'd still be here, baby
My baby
Baby

So that's why I never come back here
That's why they spit out my name
Your exes have clawed up the Bible
Trying to keep me away
With the sledge of tectonic fever
The needle has landed again
Let it play

And the needle touched down
The needle has landed
And the needle touched down
The needle has landed

An eagle swooped down from a semi-trailer
Took the name of your town from a sharp-toothed freighter
And if I knew then what's so obvious now
You'd still be here
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Great song and great album! 
 TerryS wrote:

MusicRookie wrote:
I don't have anything against Canada.... It is America's hat!


"That makes the United Snakes of America Canada's arse."

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What does that make Florida?

 
What kind of hat have you been wearing?

I'm not sure why MusicRookie brought up Canada anyhow; Neko Case was born and lives in the U.S., though she did live in Vancouver for a while, until her visa expired.
I'm starting to really like her {#Clap}
Some artists you learn to love through RP. Some artists you learn to strongly dislike. I very strongly dislike this foghorn of a voice. Unbearable.
 TerryS wrote:

MusicRookie wrote:
I don't have anything against Canada.... It is America's hat!


"That makes the United Snakes of America Canada's arse."

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What does that make Florida?
 
Uh, limp? :o)
 ThePoose wrote:


That makes the United Snakes of America Canada's arse.
 
THAT made me laugh a bit too loudly.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring morning...

 

MusicRookie wrote:
I don't have anything against Canada.... It is America's hat!


"That makes the United Snakes of America Canada's arse."

_________________________________________________

What does that make Florida?
 MusicRookie wrote:
I don't have anything against Canada.... It is America's hat!
 

That makes the United Snakes of America Canada's arse.
Please, more Neko!
My foot on the brake...it's okay to fly low......{#Daisy}
 socalhol wrote:

Totally — she is even better in her live performance!  Especially if you are lucky enough to see her in an intimate venue.  I caught her at the Belly Up in San Diego a few years ago — one of my all time favorite shows I've seen.  That club gets some great acts coming through, awesome place for a show.

 
I Love Belly Up, too !  (sorry)


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 


Soooo profound, with great melody and harmonies...  love this song... sigh...


 jbtidwell wrote:
GGGGUUUUUUUSSSSSHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
So you DO know Romeotuma...

 ThePoose wrote:
Is that a hammered dulcimer I hear? Hear, Hear!
 
'Tis. Yummy! Shame it's only a few bar's worth, but it adds a slight 'exotic' flavour to the backing.



love it...

 
Neko Case always reminds me of the album Jenny Louis did with the Watson Twins.
 BillJ wrote:

No gizmos invovled. Kelly Hogan is her vocal accompanist, and you will hear the same magic in concert. Get thee to a Neko show.

 
Totally — she is even better in her live performance!  Especially if you are lucky enough to see her in an intimate venue.  I caught her at the Belly Up in San Diego a few years ago — one of my all time favorite shows I've seen.  That club gets some great acts coming through, awesome place for a show.

She's got that perfectly haunting hillbilly twang with a progressive-retro twist. Unique! 

Is that a hammered dulcimer I hear? Hear, Hear!
Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
I think her voice is so special because there is another singer in the chorus with a close harmonic that makes the magic, or is it one of these electronic gizmos that produces it?

Thank you for pointing that out. Never listened closely enough to recognize that, but OTH I'm not that into that voice (even though I'm a heterosexual male).

Neko is really something, isn't she.

Good show here in Dallas a couple weeks ago. One of the few I've seen who's voice sounds as strong and clear in person as on the albums.

her voice
..... well !.... -

** 8 ** 


 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
I think her voice is so special because there is another singer in the chorus with a close harmonic that makes the magic, or is it one of these electronic gizmos that produces it?
 
No gizmos invovled. Kelly Hogan is her vocal accompanist, and you will hear the same magic in concert. Get thee to a Neko show.

wenatchee wrote:
Does Neko write her own music? Would love to see here in Seattle - great voice and a good mix, never seems redundant

Yes, she does write her own music.

 wenatchee wrote:
Does Neko write her own music?  Would love to see here in Seattle - great voice and a good mix, never seems redundant
 

Bumbershoot 2008 - Be there, Neko will be!!
RadioDoc wrote:

That's true. Putting them both in the same sentence is redundant.



Really? Would you say that about June Carter Cash? Cus that's who she reminds me of.
Not throw away pop in the slightest.

Does Neko write her own music?  Would love to see here in Seattle - great voice and a good mix, never seems redundant
 xkolibuul wrote:
Neko and throw-away pop do not ever EVER belong in the same sentence.

 
That's true.  Putting them both in the same sentence is redundant.

I think her voice is so special because there is another singer in the chorus with a close harmonic that makes the magic, or is it one of these electronic gizmos that produces it?
8-->9. Ms. Case could sing a phone book and I'd probably rate it at least a five. What a great voice. c.
copymonkey wrote:
Let the schoolboy gushing begin...
GGGGUUUUUUUSSSSSHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes:
Frater_Kork wrote:
Uh, is that a womans head the Fox Confessor is holding in her arm there?
Check out the other drawings in the CD jacket! There's a narrative linking the songs that's illustrated therein.
Oh what the heck, I might as well add my voice to the chorus: what an outstanding talent!
copymonkey wrote:
Let the schoolboy gushing begin...
yeah... she's hot
I don't have anything against Canada.... It is America's hat!
Let the schoolboy gushing begin...
jjbix wrote:
neko is Canadian . . .
Okay, but I think Pyro was merely suggesting that the LISTENER might be American if they made the mental substitution of "the Eagle has landed." This would have nothing to do with where the songwriter was born. but, okay, if you'd like...'Yay Canada.' If you must.
Neko and throw-away pop do not ever EVER belong in the same sentence. :beat: RadioDoc wrote:
Nice the first 100 times it was played, now the lyrics are trite and uninteresting. Starting to sound like throw-away pop.
It's just magic when she starts singing. Gawd I love Neko.
Pyro wrote:
You know you're an American when you HEAR "The Eagle has landed"....
neko is Canadian . . .
neko is alright . . don't get too excited!
You know you're an American when you HEAR "The Eagle has landed"....
Frater_Kork wrote:
Uh, is that a womans head the Fox Confessor is holding in her arm there?
Uh, yes. Do YOU want to confront her about it?
RadioDoc wrote:
Nice the first 100 times it was played, now the lyrics are trite and uninteresting. Starting to sound like throw-away pop.
Another 100 times please Bill!
Neko, will you marry me?
Something so unique about her voice, and so powerful.
You're all fools, Neko's really a guy! Ha Ha Ha! :lol:
Absolutely love her voice.
I think there's a concensus building amoung the men here Neko. :yes: We'll have your baby.
Oh, Neko - you sweet, sweet siren.
Frater_Kork wrote:
Uh, is that a womans head the Fox Confessor is holding in her arm there?
sure is!
skindy wrote:
Uh, not so much. I think you are in a minority here. I have Bill and RP to thank for ever hearing this wonderful woman, and I love Fox Confessor beginning to end. GO NEKO! :jump:
Neko playing at the Egg on Thursday, Jan 31 in Albany. Should be a good show but too far for Neko. Not so for Porcupine Tree. Oh well, there's greatness and then there's Godlike. I will always travel to see the Gods.
brownbrown wrote:
i got hooked on this song alone for about 2 weeks. nothing i did could shake it from my mind.
There are far worse psychoses than Niko in your head now and now and now.
RadioDoc wrote:
Nice the first 100 times it was played, now the lyrics are trite and uninteresting. Starting to sound like throw-away pop.
Uh, not so much. I think you are in a minority here. I have Bill and RP to thank for ever hearing this wonderful woman, and I love Fox Confessor beginning to end. GO NEKO! :jump:
Nice the first 100 times it was played, now the lyrics are trite and uninteresting. Starting to sound like throw-away pop.
i got hooked on this song alone for about 2 weeks. nothing i did could shake it from my mind.
Uh, is that a womans head the Fox Confessor is holding in her arm there?
KarimMosna wrote:
We've had enough of Neko Case, you play them so much it's almost like you manage them. No More NEKO CASE!
Karim, there are other streaming stations. Here, Neko is a welcome and avidly embraced addition to the lineup. We have not had enough Neko. Not sure that will ever happen.
Antigone wrote:
SIGH. I must find my lost "Fox Confessor" cd ... until then I'm glued to RP! :music:
:music: indeed
grace6697 wrote:
MORE neko case! please?!
You have to be more assertive with your request. The "?" makes me think you might even be sarcastic. Bill please play as much Neko as you want we all lover her (as can be seen by her universally high rating)
SIGH. I must find my lost "Fox Confessor" cd ... until then I'm glued to RP! :music:
KarimMosna wrote:
We've had enough of Neko Case, you play them so much it's almost like you manage them. No More NEKO CASE!
them? hmmm...
MORE neko case! please?!
We've had enough of Neko Case, you play them so much it's almost like you manage them. No More NEKO CASE!
What a darling lil' crooner!
I even love the way she sings "baby". I sure wish she would sing it more. :hearteyes:
pannaramma wrote:
Had to up my rating again - and put this on my ipod.
Me too. From a 7 to an 8. Had it on the iPod for quite a while, though. :clap:
not that impressed, sure she has a powerful voice but what else . . . ?
I love you Neko
Let it play Thanks RP...you know I love Neko!
Bill ... Love the Neko, but please, Please, PLEASE play more off of the Austin City Limits CD. May I suggest Behind The House or Favorite. Furnace Room Lullaby? (So much better then the album version.) Of course, this request may just be that I love Joh Rauhouse\'s playing so much!!!!
marcmaxson wrote:
Doesn't this song sound like it's about about heroin? And the needle touched down... and the needle has landed... So that's why I never come back here That's why they spit out my name Your ex's have clawed up the bible Trying to keep me away
Sounds like she's raving it up at an all-night DANCE PARTY! Bring the glostix Neko, bring them. heh.
Had to up my rating again - and put this on my ipod.
marcmaxson wrote:
Doesn't this song sound like it's about about heroin? And the needle touched down... and the needle has landed... So that's why I never come back here That's why they spit out my name Your ex's have clawed up the bible Trying to keep me away
Or could be about a phonograph needle touching down on an Lp. Let it play...
Doesn't this song sound like it's about about heroin? And the needle touched down... and the needle has landed... So that's why I never come back here That's why they spit out my name Your ex's have clawed up the bible Trying to keep me away
I finally found a copy of Fox Confessor down at the local record store, and I'm extremely satisfied, the most rewarding album purchase I've had in a long, long time. Now I just wish they had a copy of Blacklisted as well..!
My girlfriend introduced me to Neko Case and I will be forever grateful to her for it. RP loves Neko and so do I! This album in particular really rocks. Great voice, great lyrics, great feel. I am still here Neko, I am still here. Neko has landed. 9
This whole album hovers between a 9 or a 10.
MojoJojo wrote:
From now on I refuse to take any three-t'ed Matt seriously. So there. Rock on Neko!
Oh, well in that case... Nope. Still meh. It's not awful, but not something I would choose to listen to for an extended time. Something about listening to her just makes me sort of...tired. I won't slam anybody for liking her, though. Tastes and all that. Nobody's fan base includes everybody.
meydele wrote:
3 purely because she's using a hollow-body guitar. Other than that, I really don't get the appeal.
clearly when your location is stated "by the sea" you mean under the sea. something must be wrong with your ability to hear the majesty & magic of one of the best songs of the last few years.
mattt wrote:
Meh.
From now on I refuse to take any three-t'ed Matt seriously. So there. Rock on Neko!
I'll be over at the bar, puttin out the vibe. jdorn1 wrote:
No way man...she was looking at me!
3 purely because she's using a hollow-body guitar. Other than that, I really don't get the appeal.
I like her more & more every time I hear her.
Yum!
Oh, Neko, where art thou. /swoon :heartkiss: :notworthy:
Great song from a great album.
I hate to break it to you guys, but Neko starts all her tours in Minneapolis and I never miss her shows. Coincidence? I think not. I've got her hooked. (bliss) :meditate:
I love Neko Case, her voice is distinctive and beautiful. She is the greatest! I wish we heard more than the three or four Neko Case songs that make it on here from time to time. I give it a nine.
"Neko Case was born on September 8, 1970, in Alexandria, Virginia. Her family is of Ukrainian descent -- their surname was changed from Shefschenko when the family immigrated to America in the 1940s. During her youth, Neko moved constantly, living all over North America, but spent the most time in Tacoma, Washington, which she considers her hometown." https://www.starpulse.com/Music/Case,_Neko/Pictures/
RobK wrote:
Back off, man...she's mine. Neko, if you're reading this, call me. :pray:
hahahahahahahahaha...choke..choke...hahahahahahahaha
No way man...she was looking at me! RobK wrote:
Back off, man...she's mine. Neko, if you're reading this, call me. :pray:
Back off, man...she's mine. Neko, if you're reading this, call me. :pray:
Love, love, love Neko Case
I made myself a best of Neko and it's been in the car CD playe (and getting palyed) for 4 or so months. My 11 year old daugher even ranks Neko up there with little Miss Syrus. Angloray wrote:
And IMHO, her previous one, "Blacklisted," is EVEN BETTER!
Dear Bill, don't "slack off" and stop playing this record! This definitely is one of the best records of the year!
bschena wrote:
Great song (I'll give it a 9), but there are still better ones from Fox Confessor...which gives you an idea just how good this whole frickin album is :D - approaching "masterpiece" for me personally...I'm not tired of it yet and have been listening to it for 4+ months...
And IMHO, her previous one, "Blacklisted," is EVEN BETTER!
She's the goddess. We're not worthy! We're not worthy! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
lathyris wrote:
My God, does this woman write ANY bad songs?
Nope. Saw her in Minneapolis over the summer. She's unbelievable.
mattt wrote:
Meh.
I agree. Doesn't deserve feh or bleh, but I can't give it a yeh, either.
ahhhh...I needed some Neko today
:daisy: Wonderful. Everything this woman touches turns to wonderful.
mattt wrote:
Meh.
I guess it is good that your location is undisclosed, because I am sure that all of the Neko lovers would hunt you down like a dog. :lol:
jdorn1 wrote:
Album of the year!!!!
I agree! What an album!!!
Album of the year!!!!
penguinja wrote:
my favorite song from this album so far ...but does anyone know what it's about? for some reason, all I can ever picture while listening to this song are space shuttles , and I'm sure that's epically wrong.
I've read Neko prefers that her lyrics aren't obvious, that she likes listeners to insert their own meaning. But I was puzzling about them too, since this was my upload and it has some local references for me. I'd say she's sitting in traffic on I-5 near "poor Spanaway" (her hometown, a suburb of Tacoma,which has problems with airplane noise from McChord AFB), musing about lost love & regrets, that you can't go home again. The "needle" at times seems to be a record player, seismometer, maybe a plane. "The needle's the same that recorded and played when you left me." "The needle has landed again. Let it play." But I like it ambiguous. Great song, great voice, great album!.
lathyris wrote:
My God, does this woman write ANY bad songs?
Have never heard a melon from her!
My God, does this woman write ANY bad songs?
Saw her last night (in Brooklyn with Joanna Newsom and Martha Wainwright). She's a great performer, beautiful, funny, and generous. Two encores, including a devastating "Look For Me (I'll Be Around)."
Meh.
I am in love with Neko... Whatta voice!
More Neko is always acceptable! :heartkiss: Glad to see that I'm in the majority here saying that I love Neko and that AMAZING voice of hers!
album of the year!
Great song, great album.
Her best work yet! :clap:
Quite the slide after Danny Gatton. Quick, finish the song, I think I've got tectonic fever.
penguinja wrote:
my favorite song from this album so far ...but does anyone know what it's about? for some reason, all I can ever picture while listening to this song are space shuttles , and I'm sure that's epically wrong.
what it's not about: Charlie Moran - The Daily Iowan Posted: 3/8/06 Let's dispense with the typical Neko Case talking points right away: Yes, she was banned for life from the Grand Ole Opry for removing her shirt during a performance. No, she does not sound like Patsy Cline. Yes, she was once voted "Sexiest Babe in Indie Rock" by Playboy readers. And, finally, no, her new album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood isn't really about Russian folklore.