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KT Tunstall — Hold On
Album: Drastic Fantastic
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Total ratings: 929









Released: 2007
Length: 2:56
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Say you to me
You're a bird with an eye for anything shiny
Searching the land
For a hero of a man
You say I need
More than my fair share of attention
But I think you know
That just isn't so

Underneath
I felt the fire of a burning question
Tearing me apart
Right from the very start
And now I see
That it don't take a trick of the light to excite me
So strong, so long
You'll see

Hold on
To what you
Been given lately
Hold on
To what you
Know you got
Hold on
To what you
Been given lately
Hold on
Cause the world will turn if you're ready or not

Simplicity
A heart of gold, an old head, and young shoulders
Quiet and lovely
Becoming part of me
And now I see
From a handful of names and a thousand faces
One light, burning, furiously

I was tired of January
I was tired of June
I felt a change a-coming
Oh... I was tired of January
Tired of June
I felt a change a-coming, oh
I felt a change a-coming
I felt a change a-coming
Felt a change a-coming soon

Hold on (hold on)
To what you (to what you)
Been given lately (Been given lately)
Hold on (hold on)
To what you (to what you)
Know you got (know you got)
Hold on (hold on)
To what you (to what you)
Been given lately (been given lately)
Hold on
Cause the world will turn if you're ready or not

Hold on (hold on)
To what you (to what you)
Been given lately (Been given lately)
Hold on (hold on)
To what you (to what you)
Know you got (know you got)
Hold on (hold on)
To what you (to what you)
Been given lately (been given lately)
Hold on
Cause the world will turn if you're ready or not

Oh yeah, well the world will turn if you're ready or not
Oh, yes the world will turn if you're ready or not
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A big fan of KT, I'm excited to finally get to see next month. She is opening for Chris Isaak, another fave I've somehow never seen before. She is then back the following month by herself, might have to see her twice!
 pontfarrer wrote:
this artist is growing on me!
 
Same here, I'm going 6 to 7 on this cut today, might have something to do with the mental image of the awesome album cover pic....Long Live RP!!
 jambo wrote:

your bbc blocked the link to youtube at least here in the colonies.
 
Sorry, friend.  Just bad sportsmanship, I'm afraid.  It's dead for me too now.
this artist is growing on me!
 DaidyBoy wrote:
She sorts me out every time.  I love her.  I know when I fell in love with her too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWQXK4xx1o8

Talented woman.

 
your bbc blocked the link to youtube at least here in the colonies.
She sorts me out every time.  I love her.  I know when I fell in love with her too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWQXK4xx1o8

Talented woman.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Cover photo's lookin' pretty Suzi Quatro!
https://www.bobgruen.com/files/Rockers/Rockers_bw/R-472_SuziQuatro1974_Gruen.jpg
bobgruen.com

 
You are correct. Wiki says: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist, KT Tunstall, commented in a 2008 interview that the cover photo of her studio album Drastic Fantastic (2007) is based on Quatro.
Cover photo's lookin' pretty Suzi Quatro!
https://www.bobgruen.com/files/Rockers/Rockers_bw/R-472_SuziQuatro1974_Gruen.jpg
bobgruen.com
Women in boots = Yowza!   Living in Boston through the winters has that going for it!
Original, inventive ... Could dance to it and I'm 60ish.
Nice!
Cutting and edgy. I like this tune. KT is mighty fine.
Nice to hear this again on RP. Saves me having to go grab my CD and play it for the third time this week.

... OH, WHO AM I KIDDING. It's hardly ever out of the CD player! (For the uninitiated, go listen to her latest album Tiger Suit and her completely acoustic Scarlet Tulip EP, they're rather good indeed.)

tired of this song


 Cynaera wrote:

Fred, you are a source of delight to me. "...strong tasty women in kinky boots and wielding big instruments..."  I just had the biggest laugh of my day - thank you! (I'm a sucker for literate, snarky men wielding big words.)

And I love KT Tunstall's music (although I do think her boots could have used four-inch stilletto heels.)

 
{#Roflol} Mind you, it's difficult to kick arse when you're tottering on stiletto heels, and KT is one kick-arse woman, right enough.

It's nice to see that kinky boots are coming back into fashion, at least this side of the Pond. Mrrrowwwl! {#Hearteyes}
 fredriley wrote:
Ah, the early KT, the wee lass from Fife with the confident, brassy voice and attitude. This and her first album were terrific. Her latest oeuvre is nice enough, but some of her early rawness and spontaneity seems to have gone with the extra production and poppiness.

This is really a very fine album, with all bar (IMO) the last two songs easily as good as this. And I'm a sucker for strong tasty women in kinky boots and wielding big instruments :o). 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
 
Fred, you are a source of delight to me. "...strong tasty women in kinky boots and wielding big instruments..."  I just had the biggest laugh of my day - thank you! (I'm a sucker for literate, snarky men wielding big words.)

And I love KT Tunstall's music (although I do think her boots could have used four-inch stilletto heels.)

Ah, the early KT, the wee lass from Fife with the confident, brassy voice and attitude. This and her first album were terrific. Her latest oeuvre is nice enough, but some of her early rawness and spontaneity seems to have gone with the extra production and poppiness.

This is really a very fine album, with all bar (IMO) the last two songs easily as good as this. And I'm a sucker for strong tasty women in kinky boots and wielding big instruments :o). 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
She is a 'class act' in concert.. Shesdifferent wrote:

Ditto, shes growing on me....
 


{#Yawn}
OK, KT... step... away... from... the... coffee... {#Lol}
 DeeCee1109 wrote:
The more I hear her the more I like her.  Plus, she's Scottish.
 
Ditto, shes growing on me....

 Cynaera wrote:

A year or so ago, KT performed live on the Bob and Tom radio show (which we no longer get, because the station's owner decided not to re-up the syndication subscription), and she was rather impressive. She had a device that enabled her to set a beat, do a looping vocal as backup, and sing along to herself. It was really neat.  She performed "Hold On," but with a slower, more relaxed beat which, in my opinion, added a lot to the song.  And, she's intelligent and hysterically funny.  So "Meh" is far too dismissive. Couldn't you have written something a little more erudite, such as, "I find her music dreadfully boring and unimaginative, and I'd rather be jamming red-hot pokers into my eyes"?

Just sayin'.....

 

Saw KT live in a small club in NYC recently with just herself, guitars and her looping device — first show trying out some songs from her next record.  She is is terrific showperson - engaging, funny as hell, good songwriter, player and excellent vocalist.

My wife and I will definitely be buying anything new she puts out and seeing her again anytime she comes to town.
{#Dancingbanana}
Love Love Love KT
Can never have enough KT
 Excelsior wrote:
Meh.
 
A year or so ago, KT performed live on the Bob and Tom radio show (which we no longer get, because the station's owner decided not to re-up the syndication subscription), and she was rather impressive. She had a device that enabled her to set a beat, do a looping vocal as backup, and sing along to herself. It was really neat.  She performed "Hold On," but with a slower, more relaxed beat which, in my opinion, added a lot to the song.  And, she's intelligent and hysterically funny.  So "Meh" is far too dismissive. Couldn't you have written something a little more erudite, such as, "I find her music dreadfully boring and unimaginative, and I'd rather be jamming red-hot pokers into my eyes"?

Just sayin'.....


KT Tunstall III by ~autumngirl
©2008-2010 ~autumngirl

Paradiso, Amsterdam


Totally lame CD picture.
 vandal wrote:

simplicity
a heart of gold
an old head on young shoulders
quiet and lovely


 
{#High-five} Indeed


simplicity
a heart of gold
an old head on young shoulders
quiet and lovely


catchy! {#Dance}
The more I hear her the more I like her.  Plus, she's Scottish.
Josephine wrote:
hold on :hearteyes: fantastically, drasticly, extraordinarily hot! Yup!
woot!
felam wrote:
I wish I could shake the Katherine McPhee picture out of my head whenever I hear her stuff. :headache:
Getting rid of pictures of Katherine McPhee is not something I'm big on... quite the opposite in fact. Maybe her and KT can do a shoot together :devil_pimp:
Excelsior wrote:
Meh.
/concur
Meh.
KT Tunstall on going green Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has become one of a growing number of performers who are making their concerts greener. klik the link above to watch a recent interview on Scottish Television about this ever pertinent issue. Good on ya KT! :clap:
I wish I could shake the Katherine McPhee picture out of my head whenever I hear her stuff. :headache:
tiggers wrote:
It is pretty dire isn't it? If you do a cover like that it needs to be so bad that it is an obvious pastiche of glam rock or whatever - this isn't, it is just plain bad.
I am surprised that so much discussion has transpired related to this album cover. To me it's very clear that it's an attempt to be playful and is basically a joke. She looks pretty cute in it, honestly. I like the boots.
Great song! I like the production, and her voice is killer.
DeemerDave wrote:
By the way, I don't really care about the album cover.
It is pretty dire isn't it? If you do a cover like that it needs to be so bad that it is an obvious pastiche of glam rock or whatever - this isn't, it is just plain bad.
I like her voice. There's a spot right above the sternum that's hard to slide air in and out of that she as down has well as can be done.
Mari wrote:
hold on :hearteyes: drasticly fantasticly hot!
hold on :hearteyes: fantastically, drasticly, extraordinarily hot! Yup!
I really enjoy what I have heard from her, but she is dangeriously close to creating a hackneyed sound. Hope she mixes it up in the future or she will quickly fade away. By the way, I don't really care about the album cover. :bananajam: :pray:
This gal freaking rocks! Great voice.
Josephine wrote:
course had to get up and dance around the room before writing the review. like the song, but not loving it. yes, though, that cover art is hot :hearteyes: :guitarist:
Josephine wrote:
It's grown on me. I like the riff, yup, grown on me :bananajam: and definitely still enjoying the cover art :hearteyes:
hold on :hearteyes: drasticly fantasticly hot!
teapot wrote:
I really loathe that photo on her CD. I can't tell if she's being ironic or what, but it's terrible. Lucky for her the album doesn't suck.
album doesn't suck? any other thoughts? i have the first album and gave it a MEH - hoping the second one would be better.
teapot wrote:
I really loathe that photo on her CD. I can't tell if she's being ironic or what, but it's terrible. Lucky for her the album doesn't suck.
Think it's trying to be a clever play i.e. she is getting a big commercial following, especially in the UK... this plays to them and if you want to dig deeper you could believe it was ironic... either way I agree it sucks.
I really loathe that photo on her CD. I can't tell if she's being ironic or what, but it's terrible. Lucky for her the album doesn't suck.
Livin' la Vida Loca!
Well, yeah. Its called rock. rluss wrote:
Do all of her songs have to have this beat?
Josephine wrote:
course had to get up and dance around the room before writing the review. like the song, but not loving it. yes, though, that cover art is hot :hearteyes: :guitarist:
It's grown on me. I like the riff, yup, grown on me :bananajam: and definitely still enjoying the cover art :hearteyes:
course had to get up and dance around the room before writing the review. like the song, but not loving it. yes, though, that cover art is hot :hearteyes: :guitarist:
it sounds like this was a rush job song to get the album out, but I like KT anyway . . . jjbix wrote:
she looks great too!
growing on me... and you can't beat that cover! RAWK!
I love it based on the album cover alone...
sukilau wrote:
these boots were made for walking....
I read that as "these boobs were made for gawking." Wherever is my mind? Back to work I go.
these boots were made for walking....
Did Pink grow her hair out and start pretending to play guitar?
I liked the song, but I'm never a big fan of the guitar-as-phallus album cover. Or deliberate, "ironic" tackiness.
rluss wrote:
Do all of her songs have to have this beat?
I thought that too. It's a pretty good song, but a virtual retread of "Suddenly I See".
It's the sort of cover that says "bargain bin."
I'm hearing some Finley Quaye in her vocalizings. Wo-o-o-o-oh.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I'm liking this song. That album cover definitely set me out in the wrong direction though. Kind of annoying/pretentious/posed/phony I think
Yeah I know!
Just as I was typing, "This song is meh," the chorus kicked in. "This song is pretty good."
araujokrl wrote:
yeah, and it's so on purpose
oh; I get it still bugs me. song's a 7 though for me
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I'm liking this song. That album cover definitely set me out in the wrong direction though. Kind of annoying/pretentious/posed/phony I think
yeah, and it's so on purpose
I'm liking this song. That album cover definitely set me out in the wrong direction though. Kind of annoying/pretentious/posed/phony I think
she looks great too!
Do all of her songs have to have this beat?
Saw her last week at Madison Square Garden and she did indeed ROCK. She performed a nice 4 song set as part of a radio promotion concert. Now I'm looking to see her in a full-blown concert when she hits the west coast.
glad she escaped from the stranger under the cherry tree.....
drastic? fantastic!
If this album is anything like her previous one, I'm getting it ASAP. This song is a good start.
This rocks...
8 for a start...