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Rilo Kiley — Close Call
Album: Under the Blacklight
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 772









Released: 2007
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
She was born on a Brighton pier
To a gypsy mother and a bucket of tears
Her good looks coulda sailed a ship
But her will alone coulda sunk it

Funny thing about money for sex
You might get rich
But you die by it

It's gonna be a close call
Gonna be a close call

Tell me now what would you do
Hanging back with the brutes
Hustlin' a pickpocket
That's no way to get rich

It's gonna be a close call
Gonna be a close call
Gonna be a close call
Gonna be a close call

Business woman with good sense
If you live at all, you're gonna die by it
Funny thing about money for sex
You might get rich, but then...

It's gonna be a close call
Gonna be a close call
Gonna be a close call
Gonna be a close call
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 andhownz wrote:
She is NO Aimee Mann or 'Til Tuesday, that is for sure.
 
I have nothing to adenoids.
Ooh - now I want a bucket of cheese too
 handyrae wrote:
This reminds me of Dengue Fever. If they changed singers.
 
It's those pentatonic minor riffs that the guitarist is playing that gives it a sort of "Eastern" sound.
4—>3 
 You mean Jennifer Aniston as Lucinda in Derailed, Right ?  {#Stupid}trekhead wrote:
The Lucinda Williams connection been made yet? 8.
 


 handyrae wrote:
This reminds me of Dengue Fever. If they changed singers.
 
It's the guitars that do it. 

You might bring up that idea of changing singers with Dengue Fever. Every day. Please.  
This reminds me of Dengue Fever. If they changed singers.

Please dont play this again its terrible..


 andhownz wrote:
What a dreadful song!   I walked all the way across the room to turn it off!

She is NO Aimee Mann or 'Til Tuesday, that is for sure.

=(

 
What do you mean 'or'.  Those are both Aimee Mann...

.. And Jenny is what she is.  I like her just fine, even if she's not Aimee.
Love this band - intelligent lyrics with meaning and humour. A talented bunch - more Rilo Kiley on RP please.

She really has a Cobain vibe.  I'm thinking Cobain on the Unplugged album singing Meat Puppets' "Lake of Fire".  Anyone?

Edit: I should add that I'm not familiar with the original, so maybe it reminds someone of Meat Puppets instead of Kurt Cobain!


 mandolin wrote:
The funny thing about money for sex:  you might get rich, but you still won't get the high score in Super Mario Brothers 3.
 
Wow.  That's all I have to say there...

Awesome. 
Nice hollow guitar sound.  The song is worth listening to just for that reason.
Not convinced that she wants to be. 

 andhownz wrote:
What a dreadful song!   I walked all the way across the room to turn it off!

She is NO Aimee Mann or 'Til Tuesday, that is for sure.

=(
 

"Her good looks could've sailed a ship
But her will alone could've sunk it"

Great lines!

Love this song! Thanks for playing, Bill.
What a dreadful song!   I walked all the way across the room to turn it off!

She is NO Aimee Mann or 'Til Tuesday, that is for sure.

=(

The funny thing about money for sex:  you might get rich, but you still won't get the high score in Super Mario Brothers 3.
Thank god that's over.
 RadioDoc wrote:

Go listen to "Under the Blacklight" and you'll hear a blatant Til Tuesday style and sound rip-off.
 
No you wont.

 aeknust wrote:
i agree... that was a really annoying way to end a pretty OK song.
 
100% agreed

:hearteyes: Oh Jenny :heartkiss:
rbigelo wrote:
Different and interesting with some hints of Kate Bush and Lisa Anderson. I'm enjoying this. :music:
Same here.
aragon wrote:
Come to think of it, you're right. One hears solid echoes of Til Tuesday in the back.
Go listen to "Under the Blacklight" and you'll hear a blatant Til Tuesday style and sound rip-off.
hamish9876 wrote:
not bad but the "woo ooo ooo ahh aaa aaa" thing ruins it for me :(
i agree... that was a really annoying way to end a pretty OK song.
Come to think of it, you're right. One hears solid echoes of Til Tuesday in the back.
I'm surprised only one person made the 'til Tuesday link. Her voice (at least on this song) is a dead ringer for Aimee Mann's. I like it.
Really dig the album!
laozilover wrote:
:eek: I think I see why.... :shifty:
my "Eat my Shorts" connection just got funnier!
The Lucinda Williams connection been made yet? 8.
spraehbuer wrote:
:yes:
:no: :no:
Candela wrote:
:no:
:yes:
:no:
Could play this one back-back with the Minnie Driver song. You know, actors turned singers. Trying to think of others and drawing a blank. Usually it goes the other way - musicians turned actors. Glen Frey, Little Steven, Will Smith, etc.
MrKite wrote:
Almost consistently great reviews for it in Europe!
'nuff said... :wink:
greg6494 wrote:
still like this cover better...
Not much cover here! And yes, the Big Country influence is here and is GOOD! Nice song.
ooooooooooooo ooooooooooooo aahh aaaaaaahhh need to post more on this song so I can't see the upskirt shot, it makes me lose my focus!
ziggytrix wrote:
can't decide whether I love or hate the ooo ooo ai ais...
I made my decision. :puke:
laozilover wrote:
:eek: I think I see why.... :shifty:
Well at least she has her drawers on .. unlike the Britster ...
greg6494 wrote:
still like this cover better...
:eek: I think I see why.... :shifty:
can't decide whether I love or hate the ooo ooo ai ais...
The guitar riffs remind me of Big Country. I'm not sure if that's good or bad :confused:.
still like this cover better...
Been listening to this album for a few months now...the song and album really do grow on you, loving it!
Different and interesting with some hints of Kate Bush and Lisa Anderson. I'm enjoying this. :music:
camden_hampden wrote:
Did you just want to type "Bushy"? If anything, this is 'til Tuesday-ey.
No. I'll agree with you anyway. She still sounds a little like Kate though.
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
"Kate Bushy".
Did you just want to type "Bushy"? If anything, this is 'til Tuesday-ey.
brownbrown wrote:
this song really grows on you after a while...
:yes:
I liked it so much that I bought the album.
this song really grows on you after a while...
An instant 8! :good-vibes:
I agree with the Amazon review: "very radio friendly, mainstream, toned down, overproduced." If I knew where to find that little icon of the smiley pounding his head against a wall, I'd put that right here.
hippiechick wrote:
This album (and the band) got absolutely trashed in reviews. But I like the sound of this!
Almost consistently great reviews for it in Europe!
Dylan76 wrote:
I guess I prefer Jenny Lewis with a little twang.
not me, I'm loving this! (and nose wrinkle at the yodel)
I guess I prefer Jenny Lewis with a little twang.
"Kate Bushy".
Lucinda, is that you?
hippiechick wrote:
This album (and the band) got absolutely trashed in reviews. But I like the sound of this!
LA Times review, 2 page plus spread liked it. Indicated that they are going in a different direction then previous albums and they expected to get trashed.
lophrequa wrote:
i think someone broke the lock on Big Country's guitar track vault and took the one labeled "Chance"
Aha! That's where that deja vu feeling is coming from...
i think someone broke the lock on Big Country's guitar track vault and took the one labeled "Chance"
mnuisance wrote:
Sounds like she's singing a Modest Mouse song. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
Funny, but you're right.
hippiechick wrote:
This album (and the band) got absolutely trashed in reviews. But I like the sound of this!
funny. i read two 4-star reviews this week.
Very good song... Caught my attention while I was packing and had to see who it was. Now I have to go buy this CD so I can pack it up too.
hippiechick wrote:
This album (and the band) got absolutely trashed in reviews. But I like the sound of this!
The NPR review was pretty good.
Sounds like she's singing a Modest Mouse song. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
Indeed.
This album (and the band) got absolutely trashed in reviews. But I like the sound of this!
Second new tune on RP from this band in less than 4 hours. And both aren't bad at all.