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Album: Baby 81
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1334









Released: 2007
Length: 9:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Close your eyes to the world that you see
And open wide to the one in your dreams
There's nothing left that you wanna believe
Foreign eyes have been torn at the seams
You'd save yourself from a world without sin
You're born again with a means to an end
Drawing lines in the palm of your hand
You're holding on to all that you've planned

There's nothing here that is left to be saved
Take a bow to the warrior state
You throw yourself to the perilous static
You shut your eyes but the death is romantic
You've sold your soul but it's only a fake
You'd kill yourself for a piece of the take
You lose your mind in a world that leaves nothing
You're holding on for asylum, reaching for air

It's all you want
You know you'll never forget
Your open arms
They only seem to surrender all
It's all you know
You know you'll never regret
Your open arms
They only seem to surrender all that matters

No one needs what they think to survive
Pulled inside with an appetite blind
You feast your eyes on American sex
You sleep in shores of American bliss
Growing wings from the sorrowless excess
Your frozen eyes cut the chord to their last depth
You share your young with the wolves of a nation
There's nothing left 'til you pray for salvation

It's all you want
You know you'll never forget
Your open arms
They only seem to surrender all that matters
It's all you know
You know you'll never regret
Your open arms
They only seem to surrender all that matters

I'm the last of the messiahs
All your lost star signs
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Solid 2. Terrible.
Huh I was absolutely positive that this is Kasabian. Solid tune!
Excellent rock!
 UltraNurd wrote:
MojoJojo wrote:
Are the rebels black in some way, or is it the motorcycles? :ask:
I believe the Rebel is a model of Honda motorcycle, so presumably this is a club whose members ride solely that model, painted black.
 

They took their name from the motorcycle gang in the Brando movie The Wild Ones:
https://pics.imcdb.org/0is140/...
 Ghiaap wrote:

Agree, but that's okay to me. I hear also a slight resemblance to Killing Joke; A Love Like Blood...

Straight 8 for me
 

They are very shoe-gazey.  I like it.
Shivers down my spine. Wow

Keep re-reading the lyrics and wonder what their nirvana would be like?

Thanks R.P.  I'd never heard of this band till I found you.
 JIan wrote:
Does this sound somewhat similar to the Doves to anyone else's ear?

 
Agree, but that's okay to me. I hear also a slight resemblance to Killing Joke; A Love Like Blood...

Straight 8 for me
I rated this song a 1 while the guy was singing. Just horrible to me.
Then things changed when he stopped. it was quite likeable.
So, overall I give it a 5.
What the... The guitar riff, the drums, the ongoing mantra. Except for the lyrics, the whole song sounds exactly like "The Blood is Love" from the Queens of the Stone age album "Lullabies to paralyze" (2005).

 

LOVE THIS! Used it for a sword dance that was videotaped.  But the producers muted the song on the you-tube video due to copyright restrictions...sad....you would think they would want more people to hear their music.  


A head banging funeral dirge rock anthem if there ever was one. 
I kinda like this :)
Tasty!!!{#Music}
They have defintely better albums and better songs, for me a 7 here. Great band anyway!
 Sunbird94 wrote:
This song proves that rock is NOT. dead. 

 
+1
Bon Jovi can't be a comparison. This here is no mainstream. It is one of the few to vote for a 9
AWESOME!!!!
{#Sunny} ZESTY!
 gratefulgator wrote:
Not really my cup of tea (thought this was Bon Jovi for a moment), but seems I am in the minority.  What am I missing...? 

 
If you thought this was Bon Jovi, you're missing everything.  
awesome. love this....
This song proves that rock is NOT. dead. 
Nah. Sucko-barfo. Bringing down the PSD on this one.
I've revised my rating on this song several times.  Now a 10.  Love the song and the long extended guitar piece in the last 5 minutes (of the total 9 min).
I have loved this band since their first album (thank you RP for the introduction), and they have continued to grow in great ways over the past 13 years. 
I hear massive Sonic Youth influences, and that's not a bad thing.
That started my morning right!
 avenathus wrote:
The longer this went on the more I wanted it to keep going! 
 
Yeah, this one keeps growing on me. 7–>8
whoa, this is some good shit man  (meant in the best way possible : )
 avenathus wrote:
The longer this went on the more I wanted it to keep going! 
 
Yes, more, more, and more
Does this sound somewhat similar to the Doves to anyone else's ear?
Robyn Hitchcock with an edge....and an excellent edge at that!
The longer this went on the more I wanted it to keep going! 
Awesome.
Drummer just had brain surgery. Bless her heart.  Doing well, I see on their facebook page.
kind of ...grindy yes.
Grindy
Heavens above this track got me out of my seat in another room to where PC is to turn this off.. what a cacophony of ear splitting nerve grinding annoying garbage, this is a great band but this track does them no justice at all.


The songs of this band, in the generality, are very well constructed and structuralized, and also carefully and well performed. Of the Band B.R.M.C. i detach in particular the song "American X", from the 2007 album "Baby 81", which includes a developed electric-guitar solo absolutely amazing. Both guitarists, Peter Hayes and Robert Levon Been, are also excellent performers in acoustic guitars, and the 3rd element of the band, drummer Leah Shapiro, her is a pulsating rock, flawless. In addition to the interest and musical value of BRMC, in this area of music, which i appreciate, also say that it is interesting the name of this band "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club", have been inspired from Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film "The Wild One".


A great band when they get into a decent thumping groove like this
Hey, I remember Jeep, too ... but all things must pass, right?
 Stingray wrote:

Yes - great again!

Titled: "Specter at the feast"

 
Appreciate the input! Thx. I'll probably just get it, I have all the others why stop now?!
 aspicer wrote:
Love this track!  Anyone out there heard the new disc from them? I haven't heard it anywhere yet.....
 

Yes - great again!

Titled: "Specter at the feast"


10
Fascinating lyrics.
Love this track!  Anyone out there heard the new disc from them? I haven't heard it anywhere yet.....
YEAH!!!
wonderfully trippy
Spectacular!  I'm in love! {#Guitarist}
I like the guitar sound on this very much—i often like these guys when I hear 'em.
This band's gotten a new fan.
This song rocks!

I might be buying a new cd very soon
Love this song!  It's especially headphone worthy
How ironic that a group with a MC reference is playing contemporary surf music.

No worries me likey very much.  First listen 8

Followed by Beck, (the real one)
Better than a cup of good java:)
 Misterfixit wrote:

My drugs need me!
 
Good point.

 aspicer wrote:
Awesome edgy hypnotic engaging tune! Bring it!!!
 
I totally agree... first time hearing for me. 9.

Awesome edgy hypnotic engaging tune! Bring it!!!
Not their best. It fades into a muddled memory of the band's other songs. The same chords, the same detached sneering singing...for 9:10. 
Rock on Garth!
 ericrice0 wrote:
I just heard about these guys yesterday. One of the band member's fathers is Michael Been, former head of a great Santa Cruz group named The Call. He is now working with his son and this group on the production end. If you haven't heard of The Call, check their records out. Their 1986 album "Reconciled" still sounds great today.
 

So this somewhat explains the Call's song, I Still Believe on the sountrack and in the movie The Lost Boys.

Great movie and great soundtrack album.  And great to have SC featured in a movie.

Nothing wrong with a kicker rock track every once and a while.
Much like a good U2 or Floyd song, this one can sometimes catch me in ways I haven't yet appreciated — and when it does, WOW...
TASTY!
 ERERER wrote:
Just bumped it from an 8 to a 9, because it's 5:03 pm here right now, and this ROCKS for 5:03.
 
FKNA!!!
Just bumped it from an 8 to a 9, because it's 5:03 pm here right now, and this ROCKS for 5:03.
not my fave BRMC — but I'll give it a 6
 ccwcool wrote:
I need drugs.
 
My drugs need me!


 Misterfixit wrote:

Rebellion, Teen Yearnings, Leather Jackets, Leather Pants, Pierced Noses, Lips, Ears, Belly Buttons, Scrotums, Nipples, Labia, Foreskins, Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, Leather Whips, Handcuffs on Naughty, oh so slutty girls, whipping, chains, yes, more chains, heavy chains.  Bad Girl! Bad Boy!  Existential Hurts, pain, crisis, Remorse, Death, and Eternity in the greatest depths of Hell as in Aitch Eee Double Hockey Sticks HELL!
 
Sounds like a lovely evening out.

I can't wait to see BRMC again if they tour my way again, last time was a top, top show. 


That rocked! Nice piece of sound for a Thursday afternoon.
thanks RP! This song is awesome. This is Rock Roll at its best!
Not really my cup of tea (thought this was Bon Jovi for a moment), but seems I am in the minority.  What am I missing...? 
Yeah, baby ... rock on! {#Dancingbanana_2}
That's good...
 ccwcool wrote:
I need drugs.
 
Share?

love it.
I need drugs.

B.R.M.C_8 by ~Jagstang85
©2008-2010 ~Jagstang85

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Santiago de Chile
03.10.2008

(Robert Levon)

I have this album and never gave this song the chance it deserved the first time round. I "discovered" it roughly a year after I bought the album. It just takes a couple listens and you're basically hooked. It's got an old school epic feel to it.
I agree thanks rp - caught my attention with this one
 drews wrote:
starts out unpromising but grows into something impressive, feel the power!
 

My reaction, too—hence my previous comment
Damn!!  This ROCKS!!  8 {#Arrow} 9
 rawaccess wrote:
what exactly do the lyrics mean?
 
Rebellion, Teen Yearnings, Leather Jackets, Leather Pants, Pierced Noses, Lips, Ears, Belly Buttons, Scrotums, Nipples, Labia, Foreskins, Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, Leather Whips, Handcuffs on Naughty, oh so slutty girls, whipping, chains, yes, more chains, heavy chains.  Bad Girl! Bad Boy!  Existential Hurts, pain, crisis, Remorse, Death, and Eternity in the greatest depths of Hell as in Aitch Eee Double Hockey Sticks HELL!

Cool band. Liked these for a while now. I liken them to a heavier Stone Roses!
I just heard about these guys yesterday. One of the band member's fathers is Michael Been, former head of a great Santa Cruz group named The Call. He is now working with his son and this group on the production end. If you haven't heard of The Call, check their records out. Their 1986 album "Reconciled" still sounds great today.
what exactly do the lyrics mean?
This one's pretty good, but they have better songs.
shandrick wrote:
Generation Next unearths riffs from the 60s and rocks solid!:dancingbanana: :drummer: :motor:
Spot on... Rock still lives... somewhere.
These guys don't get much listen-seeking -- I have a British friend who won't even try, just because their name! -- but OMG do they kick some ass, and love those guitars! I never had a clue of their existence till RP put them on my chain of synchronicity... THANKS, RP!
Seeing them Saturday night! :dancingbanana_2:
starts out unpromising but grows into something impressive, feel the power!
On_The_Beach wrote:
Well, I wouldn't call these guys original (The Stone Roses, among others, come to mind), but I do like their sound.
how about Jesus and Mary Chain? thats what i think everytime i hear them. btw i do like BRMC.
Well, I wouldn't call these guys original (The Stone Roses, among others, come to mind), but I do like their sound.
sounds like the cure to me............
This song really woke me up this morning. At least a cup of coffee good. Just a seven for now - I want to hear it a bit more.
coccyx wrote:
just came back to comment on how this last set of 5 songs since the Levellers has been so freeking monotonous ... OH DEAR GAWD.....
Boy, you really are just an ass. Oops. Personally, I'm holding out for Y. I hear it's a better model. Still pretty good, though.
Outstanding song!!
Generation Next unearths riffs from the 60s and rocks solid!:dancingbanana: :drummer: :motor:
jadewahoo wrote:
Damn! These guys are putting the 'Roll' back in Rock 'n Roll! This is awesome! Driving rhythms, steady beat, wailing guitars... Yeah!
They are even better LIVE!!! :motor:
I love this whole album. Outstanding I think I'd like to hear "Took out a loan" on RP
Damn! These guys are putting the 'Roll' back in Rock 'n Roll! This is awesome! Driving rhythms, steady beat, wailing guitars... Yeah!
Straight song. :yell: :bananajam: :clap:
bigB_3 wrote:
You must be too old for rock and roll yet too young to die. Canada eh? Nuff said.
Take off, hoser.
This will be my next album purchase.
Glockman45 wrote:
riff and guitar parts stolen from and compliments from Robert Smith, The Cure.....
So What.
Nice.Real nice. :dancingbanana:
This band is sounding better and better. I may have to buy this CD (through Radio Paradise of course).
casablues wrote:
this is very cool and spacey - have a glass of wine or two beforehand!!!
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this is very cool and spacey - have a glass of wine or two beforehand!!!
Not my favorite BRMC. It\'s just okay.
Great song and I would highly recommend seeing them live--LOUD but sonicly good! I think I need to get this CD.
This would make good driving (road trip) music me thinks :motor:
Not this track........................................but the rest.
Anyone remember "The Stranglers"? Anyone hear any similarity? I.E. The music ALWAYS sounds the same -- just new words... maybe... ...I can't sit long enough to discern. I've got a feeling I'd love these guys in concert though...
YAWN :sleep:
This is a great album. Total rock & roll!
up to 8. I dig this
The verses of the song remind me of another song and I keep expecting this song to go there, but it never does. And it's close enough that I can't actually get that other song into my head to remember just what it is. Did that make sense?
This reminds me of "Televison" by Japan. I liked that 20 years ago and I'm liking this now too
renlat wrote:
3 :arrow: 2
You must be too old for rock and roll yet too young to die. Canada eh? Nuff said.
just came back to comment on how this last set of 5 songs since the Levellers has been so freeking monotonous ... OH DEAR GAWD.....
renlat wrote:
Repetitive and too long. Repetition of Red Eyes and Tears pattern. :yawn:
3 :arrow: 2
These guys know how to RAWK!