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Grant-Lee Phillips — Dream In Color
Album: Strangelet
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 691









Released: 2007
Length: 4:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh boy
Makin' noise
For the love a' Buddy Holly
My six string
Way gone
Real low
Let it roll
Like a motor ever purrin'
My machine
Rave on
Sentimental blood
You spill
I'll reach out to catch it
Oh boy
Makin' out
Gotta' try to make the most
Of a queer thing
Ah, gotta' shout
Real loud
Rock n' roll
Cupid Charlie noddin' off
In the mezzanine
Gotta' shout
Sentimental tears
You spill
I'll reach out to catch them,
I may never see the light
I may never dream in color
I may may never see the light a' day
Feelin' dizzy
Feelin' weak
Feelin' dizzy
Like I'm gonna' sink
Oh boy
Makin'noise
For the love a' Buddy Holly
My six string
Way gone
Real low
Let it roll
Like a motor ever purrin'
My machine
Rave on
Sentimental blood
You spill
I'll reach out to catch it
Sentimental tears
You spill
I'll reach out to catch it
I may never see the light
I may never dream in color
I may may never see light a' day
I may never see the light
I may never win you over
I may never be in love
I may never see the light
I may never see light
I may may never see light a' day
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Had to upgrade it from 7 to 8.

 Stingray wrote:
TOO GOOD FOR THE MASSES!
EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING FOR ME!

 

TimeWaster wrote:

OKAY BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'RE YELLING!
 
IT STIMULATES HIS SCHNITZEL!

YOU MUST COME BACK STINGRAY AND STOP TORTURING THE SQUIRRELS! 

 
This is color on another cover art, where  I started to  Dream In Color.hmm..
 My mother used to load us up with popcorns
   Usually looked into  T.V on the evenings.
     And, the grandaddy dreamed in color.
Was a huge Grant Lee Buffalo fan and often forget he had a few pretty cool tracks on the subsequent solo albums too.
I dream in color.  I also dream in chocolate from time to time.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Every time I hear a string quartet in a rock/pop song, I think of "Yesterday" and "Eleanor Rigby." They may not have been the first—tho' I'm at a loss to say who it could have been—but IMHO they were the most influential.
 
Those songs were certainly influential, probably more than any others of the rock/pop genre, but producers like Phil Spector and Quincy Jones used string arrangements in rock/pop songs prior to George Martin and The Beatles doing so, though maybe not quartets.
 ThePoose wrote:
Channelling Marc Bolan of T. rex.
 
Totally
 1wolfy wrote:
yes ThePoose wrote:
Channelling Marc Bolan of T. rex.
 
 
Channeling Ray Davies
Every time I hear a string quartet in a rock/pop song, I think of "Yesterday" and "Eleanor Rigby." They may not have been the first—tho' I'm at a loss to say who it could have been—but IMHO they were the most influential.
channeling Michael Knott
yes ThePoose wrote:
Channelling Marc Bolan of T. rex.
 


The sun shines somewhere all the time, right? ; )
 Stingray wrote:
TOO GOOD FOR THE MASSES!
EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING FOR ME!

 

I concur.
 Stingray wrote:
TOO GOOD FOR THE MASSES!
EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING FOR ME!

 
OKAY BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'RE YELLING!

The internet was tailor made for two things:

1) people born to post nothing but negative spam on any song, product, person, business, etc. and subject under the sun and Moon. Often these types are "fixated", i.e., so and so is the world's greatest guitarist, usually somebody rated in the top 100 guitar players on Rolling Stone. Or maybe they despise all 100, either way, they are buzz-kill because they get a reaction to their infantile ramblings.

2) people like the rest of us that love rp and most if not nearly all of what they collect and play. I woke up with headphones on about a month ago, hearing Amadou and Miriam for the first time.

Today it is wide awake, hearing

Grant-Lee Phillips

for my first time. I heard the Marc Bolan T-rex sound or influence, but I also heard modern alt rock. One of the great things about an eclectic station like rp, is sooner or later, you hear an old familiar, or brand new song. Often done in 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, or even an "unusual time" format.

Does Grant Lee Phillips, aka Buffalo, do any songs in "unusual time signatures"? I'd aplogize, for the long, rambling post, but it is my great pleasure to push the barfing emoticon(s) both below the fold and to the back pages...

Peace,

Raretrees

If anyone on rp sees this, how about some old Zephyr, Candy Givens and Tommy Bolin music? My personal favs are the stuff where Candy sang prominently "later" rather than "earlier" in her "album" career. She got really polished after getting past "her first studio" takes.
Channelling Marc Bolan of T. rex.
TOO GOOD FOR THE MASSES!
EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING FOR ME!

I could never than RP enough for introducing me to Grant Lee Phillips (and Grant Lee Buffalo). Still: thank you!   :)
 WonderLizard wrote:

Yes, Excelsior was annoying, but he's long gone. There's nothing to be gained in rising to year old bait. BTW, if you take even a casual glance at his rating pattern, he simply dialed up one artist after another and rated them. It wasn't as if he actually listened to the songs. Pretty funny when you think about it. At least the long, lost and—at least to one habitue of these pages—lamented Physicsgenius actually listened to the stuff before he savaged it.

I've had a couple of drinks tonight, so I'm a bit more, er, critical than usual. Apologies.

 
I wondered about others' comments regarding Excelsior.  Thanks for explaining! (And don't apologize for being "critical." I'm glad you can feel comfortable enough here to let it all out. Haven't seen any of Physicsgenius's comments yet, but hey - the year is young!

Enjoy your current evening, WonderLizard (since the comment I tagged was from September of 2009...) {#Sunny}

Love GLP. Puts on a great fun show, especially when it is just him and his guitar.
Four words

Mark T Rex Bolan
I want to make "For the love of Buddy Holly!" a regular expletive.
I've been listening to a couple of his CD's in the car recently. Uniformly very good stuff.
Same branch of the family tree as Michael Penn? This is by far my favorite Grant-Lee Phillips song Bill plays. 8
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:

you have one thousand three hundred and fifty-seven songs that you have rated 1.
Don't forget to take in some fluids and maybe some electrolytes.
 
Yes, Excelsior was annoying, but he's long gone. There's nothing to be gained in rising to year old bait. BTW, if you take even a casual glance at his rating pattern, he simply dialed up one artist after another and rated them. It wasn't as if he actually listened to the songs. Pretty funny when you think about it. At least the long, lost and—at least to one habitue of these pages—lamented Physicsgenius actually listened to the stuff before he savaged it.

I've had a couple of drinks tonight, so I'm a bit more, er, critical than usual. Apologies.

 bbryan wrote:
I hear a little T.Rex in this...
 
I was just thinkin' the same thing! To the point that I think it may be intentional.
(somebody's been listening to a little "Jeepster"!)
 Excelsior wrote:
{#Puke}
 
you have one thousand three hundred and fifty-seven songs that you have rated 1.
Don't forget to take in some fluids and maybe some electrolytes.


Dream n Colour

I hear a little T.Rex in this...
what a tedious tune,   . . . ugh, yuck, blah, eeek, . . .
 peter_james_bond wrote:
{#Sunny} I'm sick of seeing Excelsior's vomiting emoticon If his troll like comments can't be removed they can at least be pushed off the first page. Come on RP listeners lets make enough positive comments to push his negative comments into history!
 
Chill, brothers and sisters. The XBoy took a powder some six months ago and hasn't been heard from since. Unlike PhysicsGenius, with whom I rarely agreed but admired for his wit and erudition, XBoy seemed only to revel in pure, vile negativity. It is for his like that God created the vomiting emoticon, and I for one do not mourn his passing.

First time I ever heard Grant-Lee Phillips was as the town troubadour on Gilmore Girls.  :)  Glad I get to hear him elsewhere also. 
 peter_james_bond wrote:
{#Sunny} I'm sick of seeing Excelsior's vomiting emoticon If his troll like comments can't be removed they can at least be pushed off the first page. Come on RP listeners lets make enough positive comments to push his negative comments into history!
 

It is going to take some doing, but I think it's worth the effort!  Here is my part.....
 peter_james_bond wrote:
{#Sunny} I'm sick of seeing Excelsior's vomiting emoticon If his troll like comments can't be removed they can at least be pushed off the first page. Come on RP listeners lets make enough positive comments to push his negative comments into history!
 
Seconded. A shame that you can't have killfiles on web fora. Nowt wrong with negative comments, but his relentless slagging off really is wearing and wearying. As he rates some 25% of RP's output as sucko-barfo you do wonder why he hangs around here. Reminds me of some footie fans who swear loyalty to their team but only go along to matches to relentlessly slag off their own players. Must be a form of catharsis, I guess ;-|

I've always dreamed in colour.  I don't recall ever having a black and white dream.. i'm pretty sure that's how dogs dream.  (my effort to rid the page of vomitous comments).
Nice, but on the edge to becoming overplayed.
grant lee=real music {#Daisy}
{#Sunny} I'm sick of seeing Excelsior's vomiting emoticon If his troll like comments can't be removed they can at least be pushed off the first page. Come on RP listeners lets make enough positive comments to push his negative comments into history!
 Hannio wrote:


Yes, he was.  In 1493 Columbus sailed the deep blue sea.  Or something like that.
 

1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. It should be noted that there were slaves and disease on the same fleet of ships sailing on the ocean so blue.
love grant's stuff. {#Music}
Playing this song after "Following Slowly" is why I listen to Radio Paradise all day long. Thank you Bill!!! {#Hearteyes}
{#Puke}
Hey Grant:  You're allowed to go directly from one note to another.  You don't have to slide back and forth between each one.  It really, really sucks.
 Bjornie56 wrote:
   leshwatt wrote:
I saw GLBuffalo on the Jubilee tour in Columbus. Elbows on the stage for me. The energy was intense, one of the best shows I've ever seen. He is a brilliant songwriter. I wish he would tour more often.

 

Columbus? He was a sailor,eh?
 

Yes, he was.  In 1493 Columbus sailed the deep blue sea.  Or something like that.
 runaway wrote:
His singing reminds me of Turin Breaks. Checked his wiki entry. No connection. I did find out he's the troubadour on Gilmore Girls. That's cute. Also done some highly acclaimed music. Must hear more to form a real opinion though.
 
Yeah, I thought it was Turin Brakes, too. 6 ==> 7

   leshwatt wrote:
I saw GLBuffalo on the Jubilee tour in Columbus. Elbows on the stage for me. The energy was intense, one of the best shows I've ever seen. He is a brilliant songwriter. I wish he would tour more often.

 

Columbus? He was a sailor,eh?
I saw GLBuffalo on the Jubilee tour in Columbus. Elbows on the stage for me. The energy was intense, one of the best shows I've ever seen. He is a brilliant songwriter. I wish he would tour more often.
ClaireWild wrote:
singing on this track, sounds like Marc Bolan to me.
spot on
:sunny:
i'll Grant you this, this does not suck.
Carl wrote:
This really appeals. Seldom have I agreed as much with the comments (re George Harrison sound, John Lennon, etc.). Just promoted my rating by one!
I get the Beatles thing happening for me too. I really like this more than some of his other work.
ziggytrix wrote:
not really. listen to them both back to back. they're not that similar IMO.
Grant Lee Buffalo is way before radiohead's time anyway....great band though...
GChevy410 wrote:
Karma Police?
not really. listen to them both back to back. they're not that similar IMO.
good to listen to when you just get into work
nice segue from NY "Goin' Back". 2 X 8 for me
Nice arrangements, vocals, and guitars. Easy to listen to, but it doesn't really grab me. Maybe it's not supposed to.
This really appeals. Seldom have I agreed as much with the comments (re George Harrison sound, John Lennon, etc.). Just promoted my rating by one!
I totally agree on the george harrison comment :yes:
Krispian wrote:
A wonderful synergestic combination of radiohead/beatles. I like it!
Has a George Harrison feel to me. I like it too.
Karma Police?
His singing reminds me of Turin Breaks. Checked his wiki entry. No connection. I did find out he's the troubadour on Gilmore Girls. That's cute. Also done some highly acclaimed music. Must hear more to form a real opinion though.
A wonderful synergestic combination of radiohead/beatles. I like it!
pretty good song, superb synths and samplers, sounds kind of what john lennon would be doing these days
singing on this track, sounds like Marc Bolan to me.
Karma police, arrest this man, he talks in maths He buzzes like a fridge, hes like a detuned radio oops! wrong song And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself :boohoo: still nice enough to get my toe tappin though! :bounce:
Almo80 wrote:
I quite like this song, it has a nice flow to it....like swimming....love the artist!!! :sunny:
Is this typical of the whole CD? May have to invest...
This one is 8 for me and moving up. I'm not sure why that is.
Voice, backing and lyrics are reminiscent of John Lennon. Which, unfortunately, is not a good thing for me as I hate Lennon's music :(
MojoJojo wrote:
It's hard not to associate first/middle/last named folks with either country music and/or serial killing. :ask:
I imagine a lot of country artists would be disturbed to hear that. :smile: I love GLP's neo-Bowie voice, myself. The song's not much, unfortunately.
It's hard not to associate first/middle/last named folks with either country music and/or serial killing. :ask:
lmic wrote:
I liked this song when it was called "Low" by Cracker.
i liked it when it was called Karma Police :lol:
I liked this song when it was called "Low" by Cracker.
Almo80 wrote:
I quite like this song, it has a nice flow to it....like swimming....love the artist!!! :sunny:
I liken it to the jiggle of a giant vat of pudding or the slow, languid trickle of corn syrup...without the implied sweetness. :music:
From a "meh" top a "hmmm".... Went from a 3 to a 6 for me today.
I quite like this song, it has a nice flow to it....like swimming....love the artist!!! :sunny:
FeydBaron wrote:
Meh? I hate single syllable reviews, but I think it's apt this time. Maybe one more hearing before final judgment...
I agree. it's like background noise, like, oh that song is still on
:music: nice!
non-commentable.
Meh? I hate single syllable reviews, but I think it's apt this time. Maybe one more hearing before final judgment...