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The Charlatans — Blackened Blue Eyes
Album: Simpatico
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 2193









Released: 2006
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 3
A Charlatan I
Noble and wild
Hustlin' for tricks to help you feel loved
And we all need a shoulder to cry on.... once in a while
And there won't be a dry eye
In the house tonight

Blackened blue eyes
I don't care too much for your
Circumstances or you
Situation wise

A Charlatan I
Will blossom and die
One day you'll find a real need for love
Or you live with the fear for
The rest of your life
And there won't be a dry eye
In the house tonight

Blackened blue eyes
I don't care too much for your
Circumstances or you
Situation wise

The one thing I hate
The numb and the fake
The gutless who rape
The jaws of a snake
We all need a best friend
We can trust with our lives till the end
And there won't be a dry eye
In the house tonight

Blackened blue eyes
I don't care too much much final chances
Ride out into a world of random
Prostitutes
I'll show you some fantastic scenes
And it will be alright
Blackened blue eyes
Blackened blue eyes
Blackened blue eyes
Comments (159)add comment
 willmcnaught wrote:
sonicsurfer wrote:
Love Radio Paradise but don't know if I can support them anymore. #American #Trump
 
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out! lol  {#Moon}
 
Don't run all the Trump supporters off but deadbeats who ride for free who are welcome by Bill and Rebecca can take their ideology elsewhere. I'm thankful for the opportunity to help support RP but am here for the tunes, not political discourse.
 Patti wrote:
Now I remember what the opening reminds me of!! A old '60's Stones song; but I can't remember the name of it. :frustrated: And I don't feel like digging out my vinyls (tho I did buy a turntable and I'm going to be burning all my records onto CD's). Patti M.
 
It's We Love You. And in my ears it's not only the opening but the piano riff played throughout the song.
Great energy to this tune.
 bluedot wrote:
sweet
 

indeed. it'll be alright.
These guys rip it up and I’m digging it🥳
 ick wrote:
Holy hell
 
I've been a fan of the Charlatans since they released the first album when they were called the Charlatans UK. Or are they still?
Holy hell
Like it mucho! Thought it was Duran Duran...
This is a definition of a song that "cooks" Excellent jam.
The opening few bars sound a lot like that Moby song that was in the Bourne films.. 
Sounds a bit like Stereophonics
sonicsurfer wrote:
Love Radio Paradise but don't know if I can support them anymore. #American #Trump
 
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out! lol  {#Moon}
Love Radio Paradise but don't know if I can support them anymore. #American #Trump
One of the bands Oasis wished they were.
Blackened Blue Eyes sounds like something you'd order at a backwater Cajun restaurant.
This song was used during the credits for a Jason Bourne movie. 
I believe it was the one with Jeremy Renner and not Matt Damon.
that guitar sound... !  I much approve
Can the comment below be reformatted so it doesn't spread bits of UI for the Goldfrapp/Thea page all over the screen?
Goldfrapp — Thea 
Your Rating: 10 - Godlike9 - Outstanding8 - Most Excellent7 - Quite Likeable6 - Pretty Good5 - Decent4 - Acceptable3 - Ho Hum2 - Marginal1 - Sucko-barfo - None - 
ratings: 682
distribution →1 votes: 36 (5.3%)2 votes: 30 (4.4%)3 votes: 34 (5%)4 votes: 24 (3.5%)5 votes: 42 (6.2%)6 votes: 74 (11%)7 votes: 190 (28%)8 votes: 167 (24%)9 votes: 51 (7.5%)10 votes: 34 (5%)
Average Rating: 6.5
 
He always seemed so bad he never seemed too bright, he was glowing like the meddle on election night.
Image result for trump
He was long ago he is far away he was so much better than covfefe.Image result for obama

To me 7 - Quite Likeable
Tune!!
 CHuLoYo wrote:
This song starts exactly like a Al Stewart theme. I think "On the border", someone hears it too?
Edit: after reading the comments I am not alone. Thank you :)

 
I really thought Bill was playing two Stones songs in a row and that after Paint It Black this was We Love You. Maybe Bill did this on purpose?
 coloradojohn wrote:
A deadly addictive song from one of the most jamming bands in history. I echo the call for some of their new stuff on RP; it's that great!

 
Upoad it up CJ please, I stand ready to listen.
This song starts exactly like a Al Stewart theme. I think "On the border", someone hears it too?
Edit: after reading the comments I am not alone. Thank you :)
 coloradojohn wrote:
A deadly addictive song from one of the most jamming bands in history. I echo the call for some of their new stuff on RP; it's that great!

 
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A deadly addictive song from one of the most jamming bands in history. I echo the call for some of their new stuff on RP; it's that great!
Nice!!
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Did Moby compose this? PSD for me!

 Why do these - um - melomans - hate Moby-like sounds? Perhaps, toilet flushing sounds better for those music foodies?..  {#Ask}


Always enjoy a good groove.  Best this gets 'em up on the dance floor.
sweet
fatuous nonsense
There are a couple of ace tunes on the new Album "Modern Nature". How about checking them out, Bill?
Just a great beat and rhythm to get my morning going.
Did Moby compose this? PSD for me!
 p4rkrb01 wrote:
UK Dad Rock at its mediocre best
 
You say that like it's a bad thing. 
not enough Charlies on RP {#Cheers}
Don't forget the UK...
 muy simpatico..{#Mrgreen}
UK Dad Rock at its mediocre best
Yet again!!!
This song is a real punch in the face!
There are more ace tunes by The Charlatans though.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Yeah!
 bmo wrote:
Awesome
 

I was just going to say the same thing...then I glanced over to your comment. Well put.
 oldfart48 wrote:
this is the uk group 1989, not the 60s san Francisco inventors of the s.f. sound.

 
Yes, it was customary to refer to them as "The Charlatans UK" for that reason
Awesome
 leafmold wrote:

That's because it IS the soundtrack.

 
Or so I thought.....I guess that's Moby but I could have sworn it was this song. I wonder which was composed first.
 vivakitty wrote:

Me too!  I was just rolling through the comments to see if this had been used in a movie and you're right, there's bits that sound like Bourne's music.


 
That's because it IS the soundtrack.
this is the uk group 1989, not the 60s san Francisco inventors of the s.f. sound.
GREAT!
Great band!
 fredriley wrote:

And who did Deep Purple rip off? Plenty of rock artists who came before them, I'm sure. I was in my teens when DP were in their pomp, and although a good metal band they were nothing special or innovative. They were certainly derivative, and I don't mean that as an insult, just a descriptor.

Can we stop using 'rip off' as a term of abuse on here? All music is derivative of earlier music. After millennia of human music making you're not going to get original sounds. What you will get is variations on the many, many themes in music, including rock. The Charlatans plainly have elements of older rock sounds in their songs, as does every other rock band. Try seeing it as homage rather than rip-off.


 
Deep Purple ripped off Neil Diamond. Didn't they?

And, per usual, I agree with the Nottingham jury....
 fredriley wrote:

And who did Deep Purple rip off? Plenty of rock artists who came before them, I'm sure. I was in my teens when DP were in their pomp, and although a good metal band they were nothing special or innovative. They were certainly derivative, and I don't mean that as an insult, just a descriptor.

Can we stop using 'rip off' as a term of abuse on here? All music is derivative of earlier music. After millennia of human music making you're not going to get original sounds. What you will get is variations on the many, many themes in music, including rock. The Charlatans plainly have elements of older rock sounds in their songs, as does every other rock band. Try seeing it as homage rather than rip-off.

 
 A tip of the hat to the Nottingham jury.  {#Cheers}
 nicolewe wrote:
LIke the piano here.
 
Was about to say much the same, but found it was already said.
I once thought they'd never top their early stuff, but — EVERY TIME, this radical jammer catches and grabs me by the ears...and of course, I RUN TO CRANK IT UP, then I sit back and let their catchy grooves soak in, just like I used to!
LIke the piano here.
One of the many songs on RP I bought the first time I heard it.  Thanks!!
Maybe I'm out in left field on this one, but the song it sounds most like to me is Fascination Street by The Cure...
 fredriley wrote:

And who did Deep Purple rip off? Plenty of rock artists who came before them, I'm sure. I was in my teens when DP were in their pomp, and although a good metal band they were nothing special or innovative. They were certainly derivative, and I don't mean that as an insult, just a descriptor.

Can we stop using 'rip off' as a term of abuse on here? All music is derivative of earlier music. After millennia of human music making you're not going to get original sounds. What you will get is variations on the many, many themes in music, including rock. The Charlatans plainly have elements of older rock sounds in their songs, as does every other rock band. Try seeing it as homage rather than rip-off.

 
Spot on Fred
 fredriley wrote:

And who did Deep Purple rip off? Plenty of rock artists who came before them, I'm sure. I was in my teens when DP were in their pomp, and although a good metal band they were nothing special or innovative. They were certainly derivative, and I don't mean that as an insult, just a descriptor.

Can we stop using 'rip off' as a term of abuse on here? All music is derivative of earlier music. After millennia of human music making you're not going to get original sounds. What you will get is variations on the many, many themes in music, including rock. The Charlatans plainly have elements of older rock sounds in their songs, as does every other rock band. Try seeing it as homage rather than rip-off.

 

fredriley has it right.
HOT!
 ojibwe wrote:
a lot better than the deep purple ripoff.
 
And who did Deep Purple rip off? Plenty of rock artists who came before them, I'm sure. I was in my teens when DP were in their pomp, and although a good metal band they were nothing special or innovative. They were certainly derivative, and I don't mean that as an insult, just a descriptor.

Can we stop using 'rip off' as a term of abuse on here? All music is derivative of earlier music. After millennia of human music making you're not going to get original sounds. What you will get is variations on the many, many themes in music, including rock. The Charlatans plainly have elements of older rock sounds in their songs, as does every other rock band. Try seeing it as homage rather than rip-off.

7 —> 8.

Getting better like a good wine....


Now you're right, lets have some Deep Purple Bill,   ojibwe wrote:
a lot better than the deep purple ripoff. 

 
 


 brookap wrote:

Yeah, it could be Ian Brown singing - could've swore it was 'Roses (or Brown's solo work) too. Charlatans compare nicely. More of all the above please Bill.
 
Yeah, I thought this was Stone Roses when I first heard this as well. If you read the Charlatans' Wikipedia entry you'll realize that their claim to be the "world's unluckiest band" isn't far off. 
a lot better than the deep purple ripoff. 

 
 lawman wrote:

Nothing wrong a rip-off mate. Is it a rip-off when we join in with a song?  Is it a rip-off when we pick up our air guitars and join in with a riff like that?  How much better, then to have a professional rock band to rip it off - to rip it up!  Yay!
 
Thank you lawman!  Seems some people here are sitting there just waiting to hear even the slightest sound, in their opinion, that is a "rip-off" from another artist.  These people need to get a life....{#Cheers}
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no!  The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border.  Don't you hear it?
 
It's a broken or arpeggiated minor chord, banged on at a quick pace, not really a "riff" at all.  It's a different progression of chords than Stewart's tune as well.  Therefore, it is not  "totally a rip-off"; it sounds similar.  People here should really learn to play an instrument or learn a little more about music before accusing recording artists of plagiarism.  If not, at least learn the definitions of words like "totally", "exact", or "riff" before carelessly using them.
VERY SIMPATICO!!
Great band - great album - great song!
The more I hear this, the more I love it. Such a powerful sound - and yes, "On the Border" springs to mind at first, but it takes such a different path from the intro that the comparison to Al Stewart stops there. This song shines on its own merits. Bumping from 8 to 9 because it just MOVES me.
 FogAudio wrote:
I had never heard of these guys but when I heard it I swore I was listening to the Stone Roses. Clearly some cross pollination from the mid-90s UK scene! I have a feeling I will like this song even more hearing it again.

Please... Bill play some more Charlatan tracks (quick review on Amazon and most of the songs on this album sound pretty good).
 
Yeah, it could be Ian Brown singing - could've swore it was 'Roses (or Brown's solo work) too. Charlatans compare nicely. More of all the above please Bill.


 Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no!  The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border.  Don't you hear it?
 
I hear it - at least they picked a GOOD riff to swipe.  I really like this song (and I like "On the Border," too.) {#Music}
yikes.. i always thought this was porc tree..............
 parrothead wrote:

For the record, Charlton went by "Chuck". Who would go by Charlton anyway.
 
This is true.

If anyone can recommend one of his movies where he doesn't overact (besides Ben Hur—and no, Planet of the Apes doesn't count) I'd appreciate it. 
Very nice!
 Essbee wrote:

"The Charlies"? Reminds me of when Pat Sajak, on his short-lived talk show, called Charlton Heston "Chuck."

It's THE CHARLATANS. Thanks. 

 
{#Roflol}I'm always going to think of them as The Charlies now !

 Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no!  The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border.  Don't you hear it?
 

You're right, I heard it too. And as I often do when I hear similarities with other music, I started looking for comments in which the same link was being made. It's always nice to be the first one to notice and getting it confirmed by fellow listeners, isn't it{#Angel}?

Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no! The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border. Don't you hear it?

Yup! That's the first thing I thought of!

Very nice.
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no!  The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border.  Don't you hear it?
 
No, it's not. 
 
Tienes razon, buen oido compadre

 
Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no!  The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border.  Don't you hear it?
 


Nice movement and groove! Cool attitude and nice cadence here! Way to go Charlatans!
 Essbee wrote:

"The Charlies"? Reminds me of when Pat Sajak, on his short-lived talk show, called Charlton Heston "Chuck."

It's THE CHARLATANS. Thanks. 

 
For the record, Charlton went by "Chuck". Who would go by Charlton anyway.

 King_Balt wrote:
BRILLIANT!!! Keep the Charlies coming Bill !!!!
 
"The Charlies"? Reminds me of when Pat Sajak, on his short-lived talk show, called Charlton Heston "Chuck."

It's THE CHARLATANS. Thanks. 

I just love this song, the way the piano/keyboard moves it along...
 kaybee wrote:
{#Lol}  Jagdriver always smokes good stuff!  By the way, this is a great segue from "Paint It Black"!
 
Thx, kaybee. The days of stems 'n' seeds are long gone, thankfully.
Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no! The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border. Don't you hear it?

Nothing wrong a rip-off mate. Is it a rip-off when we join in with a song?  Is it a rip-off when we pick up our air guitars and join in with a riff like that?  How much better, then to have a professional rock band to rip it off - to rip it up!  Yay!
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BTW, everything else BG has played herein by this group is terrific, IMHO.
Not a loser among the bunch.
Also without smoking good stuff, this is nice!
jagdriver wrote:

  {#Iamwithstupid}


coolpeople_rule wrote:


Must have been smokin' some good stuff when you replied to yourself.

 
 
{#Lol}  Jagdriver always smokes good stuff!  By the way, this is a great segue from "Paint It Black"!
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
No, no, no!  The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border.  Don't you hear it?

Aha! 

i got it
good stuff

this song is hauntingly stellar
These guys always make me think of the Stone Roses.
No, no, no!  The opening riff is totally a ripoff from Al Stewart's Year of the Cat track, On the Border.  Don't you hear it?
Between 10th and 11th is (in my humble opinion) one of their best albums.


 
jonahboo wrote:


i too would like to know!
 


 chyk5 wrote:
Anyone have an opinion on this album as a whole? This song is great, but how is the rest? Any of their other CD's a must have? Thanks
 

i too would like to know!
 papaman wrote:
The beginning of this song always reminds of the 'Bourne Identity' theme song.
 
Me too!  I was just rolling through the comments to see if this had been used in a movie and you're right, there's bits that sound like Bourne's music.

 Patti wrote:
Now I remember what the opening reminds me of!!
A old '60's Stones song; but I can't remember the name of it.
And I don't feel like digging out my vinyls (tho I did buy a turntable and I'm going to be burning all my records onto CD's). Patti M.
 
I had the same burning need to know, too, so I did your homework for you.  It's a song called "We Love You."  From Wikipedia:

"We Love You" is a rock song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, first released as Decca single F12654 in the UK by The Rolling Stones on August 18,1967, with a B-side of "Dandelion". It went top ten in Britain, peaking at #8, but only made it to #50 in the United States where "Dandelion" (reaching #14) was promoted as the A-side. 

The song is a droning Moroccan influenced anthem of defiance. Outwardly, it was a message from the band to its fans, expressing appreciation for support in the wake of their recent drug busts. It was also an ironic, tongue in cheek slap in the faces of the police harassing them and the Stones' true feelings about it, putting on a cooperative and friendly face while inside they were seething with anger and indignation (as is represented by Brian Jones' unforgettably surreal Mellotron in the background). "We Love You" is a psychedelic collage of jail sounds, Nicky Hopkins' foreboding piano riff, and otherworldly tape-delayed vocal effects, featuring a visiting John Lennon and Paul McCartney on high harmonies.   

(end Wikipedia quote)

Kudos as always to Bill for noticing this and putting this song right after Paint it Black from the same era.

 jagdriver wrote:


{#Iamwithstupid}
 

Must have been smokin' some good stuff when you replied to yourself.

 jagdriver wrote:

I would! This rocks!

Tracks like this make it worth the while to suffer through some of the dreck and drivel to which we're periodically subjected on RP.

 

Why don't you go some place else jagdriver if it's so bad here?
I had never heard of these guys but when I heard it I swore I was listening to the Stone Roses. Clearly some cross pollination from the mid-90s UK scene! I have a feeling I will like this song even more hearing it again.

Please... Bill play some more Charlatan tracks (quick review on Amazon and most of the songs on this album sound pretty good).


 jagdriver wrote:

I would! This rocks!

Tracks like this make it worth the while to suffer through some of the dreck and drivel to which we're periodically subjected on RP.

 

{#Iamwithstupid}
 Alafia wrote:
I would not be sad if I never heard this one again...

 
I would! This rocks!

Tracks like this make it worth the while to suffer through some of the dreck and drivel to which we're periodically subjected on RP.

I would not be sad if I never heard this one again...

Love the Charlatans, More Please.
 chyk5 wrote:
Anyone have an opinion on this album as a whole? This song is great, but how is the rest? Any of their other CD's a must have? Thanks
 
All Charlatans music that RP plays is good stuff, but I haven't heard an entire CD. Why not see if you can sample tracks at gomusic.ru?

Anyone have an opinion on this album as a whole? This song is great, but how is the rest? Any of their other CD's a must have? Thanks
I have never heard thie before. It is not too bad.
this song is subjects very consume after some hearings.....
{#Bananapiano}  Liked this alot. Nice piano work.

Guitar very reminiscent of Gilmour's playing on the Wish You Were Here release.

Hmm, yes, the last stretch did have a few downs compared to the gem-paved tune-path before it, but: redemption! or at least major uplift!  Charlatans STILL ROCK!

 
fredriley wrote:
TFFT! After a run of seven 3s and a 5, an 8 appears. I knew RP wouldn't let me down :)
 


TFFT! After a run of seven 3s and a 5, an 8 appears. I knew RP wouldn't let me down :)
good
Baby_M wrote:
I like those power chords. This just boils!
most of their stuff is fierce! talk about a wall of sound...
Alittle Porcupine Tree? Just a touch? Either way, good stuff.
Great energy. Boils? It sizzles!