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Jeff Talmadge — Take a Drive with Me
Album: Blissville
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1907









Released: 2006
Length: 3:54
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Sometimes I'm wishing that the next town was closer
Sometimes I'm wishing it was farther away
I've got some wishes that I will never tell you
But you'll find out someday

Can't you hear the leaves blowing up and down the walk?
Don't you want to take a long drive with your lover where you can talk?
You can talk about the things you want to see
Take a drive with me

Outside it's getting colder
Inside it's been a little colder too
Sometimes I'm wishing that you would act just a little bolder
Maybe then I'd be a little bolder too

Can't you hear the leaves blowing up and down the walk?
Don't you want to take a long drive with your lover where you can talk?
You can talk about the things you want to see
Take a drive with me

Sometimes I'm wishing that the next town was closer
Sometimes I'm wishing it was farther away
If I had two wishes, then one would be to kiss you
And the other one is something I can't say

Can't you hear the leaves blowing up and down the walk?
Don't you want to take a long drive with your lover where you can talk?
You can talk about the things you want to see
Take a drive with me
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 TheKing2 wrote:

a little  of Mark Knopfler?

This is like stealing a sound, guitar and voice from someone else.

People stealing voices now?
 themusicroob wrote:
Dark as all hell, love it. Started saying this to my girlfriend, "don't wanna take a long drive with your lover? Where you can talk..." She loves it...



Marry her 
Yes I was thinking of this album cover!!

 
On_The_Beach wrote:
A few songs ago on RP:
https://cdn.pitchfork.com/albums/7505/homepage_large.2dc73180.jpg
 

Leonard Cohen ~ esq. exquisite to the max 10/10.
 TheKing2 wrote:

a little  of Mark Knopfler?

This is like stealing a sound, guitar and voice from someone else.
 Just as boring so it doesn't matter

Now I want to know what his second wish was!
(I think it may have been something dirty...)
non avevo ascolta prima questo canzone / artista ...mi piace
If anyone other than the actual performer this sounds like "I Am the Ride" by Chris Smither.
What are you talking about Mark Knopfler? The voice is singular and even the guitar might remember Knopfler but ist different. 
 drtjdel wrote:
Knopfleresque. A good thing.
 
Couldn't agree more...
He wants to be a stone? Oh, sorry, I thought he sung that he'd be "a little bouldet" :o)
So Knoofler!!!
Oh yeah, very nice.
 TheKing2 wrote:

a little  of Mark Knopfler?

This is like stealing a sound, guitar and voice from someone else.
 

Though he is perhaps the best-known practitioner of it, Mark Knopfler did not invent the "clean-guitar-with-reverb sound" and those "jabbing" licks.  The electric guitar was invented in the early 1930s.  Anyhow, this guy's voice sounds very little like Knopfler's to me.  
 acolt wrote:
The song reminds me a little of Mark Knopfler's stuff. Nice, mellow, awesome.
 
a little  of Mark Knopfler?

This is like stealing a sound, guitar and voice from someone else.
Jeff Talmadge is a new name to me and Wikipedia was no help but I eventually found a Biography on him... ex-Texas lawyer turned itinerant singer songwriter.

As others have commented about his guitar style I will just say that his singing voice is more 'listenable' to my ears because he is actually singing in his own native accent as opposed to the pseudo-American accent adopted by Mark Knopfler. 
 LizK wrote:
Got a little Knophler.

 
I hear that too. The guitar is very Knopfler-esque.

Well now, this is exactly what my wife and I like to do, tune in to RP, volume up and drive and whenever we'd PSD we just talk until the next track comes on that we want to crank up - sometimes we get a lot of talking in, sometimes it's mostly rocking out. 

This song does have a slightly dark feel to it (Cohen-ish) and I like it enough to give a 7 rating to it.


Road Trip!
Beautiful...
Great sound...
A few songs ago on RP:
https://cdn.pitchfork.com/albums/7505/homepage_large.2dc73180.jpg
 justin4kick wrote:

And then pronounce it as Nopfler.

 
and then add atouch of Handsome Family (From True Detective)

 thediceareloaded wrote:
 Lemonhead wrote:
Knophler. {#Clap}Sounds like Knophler and Cohen
I like.

 
My thoughts exactly! Love it. But I'd spell him Knopfler :-)

 
And then pronounce it as Nopfler.
 LizK wrote:
Got a little Knophler.
yep
 
 


Dark as all hell, love it. Started saying this to my girlfriend, "don't wanna take a long drive with your lover? Where you can talk..." She loves it...
L{#Clap}VE
Sounds a little like Chris Smither . Not a bad inspiration in my book. 7.6
.  
 Lemonhead wrote:
Knophler. {#Clap}Sounds like Knophler and Cohen
I like.

 
My thoughts exactly! Love it. But I'd spell him Knopfler :-)


Knophler. {#Clap}Sounds like Knophler and Cohen
I like.
Just got A NEW Naim speaker after several years with rubbish modern speakers. Stumbling on your station was a gift!!!! Music is back n I luv it! Ta paradise class x
Got a little Knophler.
Solid.
Leonard Cohen meets Chris Rea/Issak and not as good as either.
Nice Production 
not bad, but it won't be my favorite version of the song.
Hearing shades of Chris Rea and "Road to Hell."  Not a bad thing, but there's a sameness about this song to about a dozen other songs.
 Agreed

boober wrote:

Good call

 


Sounds a bit like Chris LeDoux
 ArseneFurst wrote:
To my European ear, it is reminiscent of early Leonard Cohen. 
 
Good call
And also on the voice ...
ingrizek wrote:

very much so.

 


For me; this is about how we all wish to change our situation. Add, subtract or simply move someplace new... or just go for a ride. Highway therapy is well regarded as a way to blow out the cobwebs and much less expensive than Retail Therapy.


Real roads and not the endless concrete parking lots are where real people live, real stores sell things and people have time for mindless conversation. Concrete Highways are simply ways to get there quickly. Franchise stores, bored locals who know they'll never see you again...Nobody really cares about anything. Just make a buck and return to the real world... 

       
To my European ear, it is reminiscent of early Leonard Cohen. 
Note to self. If I am hitch hiking and I climb into a car and the driver is playing this song, jump out of the car, fast.
Nice :)
Heh,
 This song I admit hits me hard.
 Brings back a lot of memories, connects with   the now,
 and reminds me I used to be a driver.
 Allows to look forward through the wind shield. The future comin at us.....
 Like driving through the night in a fluffy flake snow storm.
 Ka mone mon, take a drive wit me.
 I'll bring jah back, an you safe 'n' sound...haha.. thanks RP !!!
 ingrizek wrote:

very much so.
 
Just thinking that myself.
 ozzie1313 wrote:
Sounds like Mark Knopfler on the guitar.
 
very much so.
Very good song !
 ozzie1313 wrote:
Sounds like Mark Knopfler on the guitar.
 
Checked who the artist was as I thought also.

Nice. 
Not creepy so much for me, as wistful longing for...something.
I absolutely love the cover art. Probably a bit more than the song, though I do like the creepiness of it. They both play together well.
Great listener support contest this month! How about honoring your regular supporters instead of lumping us all in with people who are only giving to get in on the contest? :)
 smackiepipe wrote:

Yup, heard that as well.

 
me too

 ozzie1313 wrote:
Sounds like Mark Knopfler on the guitar.
 
Yup, heard that as well.

Mark the age of 8...?
Sounds like Mark Knopfler on the guitar.
Okay, I'm getting the creep factor here. It's still a good song - perfect for a stormy night, a power failure, and some creaky boards, all after having watched a Stephen King movie...


Sometimes I'm wishing that the next town was closer
Sometimes I'm wishing it was farther away
I've got some wishes that I will never tell you
But you'll find out someday

Can't you hear the leaves blowing up and down the walk?
Don't you want to take a long drive with your lover where you can talk?
You can talk about the things you want to see
Take a drive with me

Outside it's getting colder
Inside it's been a little colder too
Sometimes I'm wishing that you would act just a little bolder
Maybe then I'd be a little bolder too

Can't you hear the leaves blowing up and down the walk?
Don't you want to take a long drive with your lover where you can talk?
You can talk about the things you want to see
Take a drive with me

Sometimes I'm wishing that the next town was closer
Sometimes I'm wishing it was farther away
If I had two wishes, then one would be to kiss you
And the other one is something I can't say

Can't you hear the leaves blowing up and down the walk?
Don't you want to take a long drive with your lover where you can talk?
You can talk about the things you want to see
Take a drive with me


this song always creeps me out.


it is a pleasure listening - now.
Not a bad singer, for a lawyer... But WTHeck...good music comes from surprising places...
Good album...


 lmic wrote:
 drtjdel wrote:
Knopfleresque. A good thing.
With just a hint of Leonard Cohen?
 
and add a splash of Chris Smithers.
 lmic wrote:
 drtjdel wrote:
Knopfleresque. A good thing.
With just a hint of Leonard Cohen?
 
For sure, but I am surprised so few commented on the creep factor!


And there I was thinking I was hearing Mark Knopfler...good stuff nevertheless

Don't get in that car! I don't think it's safe.
Bruce?
 lmic wrote:
 drtjdel wrote:
Knopfleresque. A good thing.
With just a hint of Leonard Cohen?
 
I was back scrolling for that name ! {#Lol}

,,and Mr Cohen,,just a hint of Hazelwood ?
Nu2Me... I like. Good thinking-man lyrics, good guitar, well done... Now another album to buy...
I could stand to hear another song or two by this guy.  Sounds great....
I agree that his guitar sounds a lot like Knopfler.  Good song.  Moody.
I would gladly take the invitation ... {#Devil_pimp}
kind of a mix of Howe Gelb and Mark Knopfler . . .good things.
jesus - I am drunk...
David Knopfler did a thing called "Lips Against the Steel," and the standout song, to me, was "Whispers of Gethsemane."  Find it. Buy it. Share it here, because it was only released for a short time and then recalled - so whoever has a copy of it is sitting on platinum.
 Brestois wrote:

Mark Knopfler has a twin brother?


 

Nope, but he has a brother and his name is David.
But i hear ya, Jeff sure has some similar licks in this song...
Nice art cover and a great song.

 lmic wrote:
 drtjdel wrote:
Knopfleresque. A good thing.
With just a hint of Leonard Cohen?
 
And a sprinkle of early Crash Test Dummies?
One of the the things that brings me back to RP. Nice to find new artists I am not finding elsewhere.

Mark Knopfler has a twin brother?


Yes I think you've got it.   Nice indeed.

 
lmic wrote:
 drtjdel wrote:
Knopfleresque. A good thing.
With just a hint of Leonard Cohen?
 


 audiophelia wrote:
Ok RP, follow this up with Joe Bonamassa's Sloe Gin...
 
I like that suggestion...

The song reminds me a little of Mark Knopfler's stuff. Nice, mellow, awesome.
Nice. Reminds me of some of Leo Kottke's stuff.
Any time you'd like Mister Jeff
just what the doctor ordered. (for this headache, that is.)
What a breath of fresh air after the Radiohead downer (Videotape) that just played.
 Tagish_girl wrote:
meet me behind the rock crusher, baby, I'm a little boulder there......
 
{#Lol} Stay safe sis.

 asteroids wrote:
my point is that I like the mono effect.
 
"The mono effect" was an encoding glitch which was fixed in July.  So unless you heard this before then the "effect" is on your end...

Knopfleresque or not, and the mono thing is not bad, it is part of the atmosphere guys... >.> Even if it was accidental, I like it.
As if was the very first time that somebody use it, plus I don't find the mono effect in this song annoying while there is many others (Beatles) that personally stress my ear with the sharp and treble guitar on a side and the mid tone voice at the other one, not even brass!... anyway, my point is that I like the mono effect.

 And putting apart all that about the mono thing, I like the song pretty much
every time I hear this I think it's Chris Smither with Train Home, then I get all excited, I come here to comment, then realize it's this song and get bummed out.
 bjrubble wrote:
200% better with the vocals fixed.  Thanks to whoever did that.
 
You're welcome.

Ok RP, follow this up with Joe Bonamassa's Sloe Gin...
 drews wrote:
Creepy lyrics, like he's out to kidnap strangers in his car

It does sound somewhat threatening...take a drive with me....sure Tony, do I have a choice?

Tony

drews wrote:
Creepy lyrics, like he's out to kidnap strangers in his car
 
{#Ask} 

200% better with the vocals fixed.  Thanks to whoever did that.
It's been mentioned a bunch of times but this particular upload is bad.  In fact it sounds like it's been run through some kind of "karaoke filter" to suppress the vocal.  The production on the CD sounds nothing like this and has the vocal up front in center where it belongs.  Considering how much Bill prides himself on excellent audio (and how much this is getting played here) I can't believe it has not been replaced with a proper recording.  Uploading now...


meet me behind the rock crusher, baby, I'm a little boulder there......
More_Cowbell wrote:
Bore...ville

Bourneville.
 (Which is the name of a dark, deep, sink-into-sweet-oblivion chocolate here in the UK.)
Bore...ville
Imic is right on the money ....
 drtjdel wrote:
Knopfleresque. A good thing.
With just a hint of Leonard Cohen?
 zopatista wrote:

Even more annoying: I am mostly deaf in my left ear. No hearing bones and no ear drum make me experience sound on that sound quite differently, and this song triggers my instinct to turn my head to the left to better hear the singer constantly.

So I pan this one more to the right than usual.. {#Eh}
 
I can totally sympathize. I can't even tell if I would otherwise like the song. I can only managed to be annoyed that I can barely hear much of it.
 zopatista wrote:

Even more annoying: I am mostly deaf in my left ear. No hearing bones and no ear drum make me experience sound on that sound quite differently, and this song triggers my instinct to turn my head to the left to better hear the singer constantly.

So I pan this one more to the right than usual.. {#Eh}
 

Hmm, well, turn your earphones around. You know that will work for a single song. {#Cheers}
 zopatista wrote:

Even more annoying: I am mostly deaf in my left ear. No hearing bones and no ear drum make me experience sound on that sound quite differently, and this song triggers my instinct to turn my head to the left to better hear the singer constantly.

So I pan this one more to the right than usual.. {#Eh}
 
Damn, I didnt notice before reading your comments... Now it's annoying DRAT!

 sub-arctic wrote:
Supergrass - Road to Rouen
 

out of the city, onto the seaside... like it!
Supergrass - Road to Rouen
 Dude wrote:
As a mastering engineer, I agree that panning the vocals to the left speaker 100% is a big mistake. When you listen with headphones it is unnatural and disturbing (you NEVER hear sounds ONLY in one ear when you aren't wearing headphones).
 
Even more annoying: I am mostly deaf in my left ear. No hearing bones and no ear drum make me experience sound on that sound quite differently, and this song triggers my instinct to turn my head to the left to better hear the singer constantly.

So I pan this one more to the right than usual.. {#Eh}
 Tailypoe wrote:
looks like someone's been taking inspiration from supergrass....
  Exactly, and not in the music, but in the graphic arts department.


I'm glad there was a discussion here about this - I was sure I had finally busted one of my 10-year-old speakers.

 lost_kiwi wrote:


the *left* ear?!! oh, crap ... wrong hemisphere. sorry (turns around) ah; that's better....
 


Creepy lyrics, like he's out to kidnap strangers in his car
Damn fine.
TexasAggies wrote:
Don't really dig the mix with the vocals 100% in the left ear, but that's just me. Acoustic guitar sounds good though.
the *left* ear?!! oh, crap ... wrong hemisphere. sorry (turns around) ah; that's better....
Dude wrote:
As a mastering engineer, I agree that panning the vocals to the left speaker 100% is a big mistake. When you listen with headphones it is unnatural and disturbing (you NEVER hear sounds ONLY in one ear when you aren't wearing headphones). This wouldn't bother you too badly if you are listening to speakers. Otherwise... it's a pretty nice song.
Interesting. Do you think artisits have a good reason for oing so, or are they just trying to have a gimmick?
As a mastering engineer, I agree that panning the vocals to the left speaker 100% is a big mistake. When you listen with headphones it is unnatural and disturbing (you NEVER hear sounds ONLY in one ear when you aren't wearing headphones). This wouldn't bother you too badly if you are listening to speakers. Otherwise... it's a pretty nice song.
Leslie wrote:
He kind of reminds me of Chris Smither.
Me too -- I logged onto RP just to find out who was imitating him! :) This fellow's a little too slow for Chris' style, though.
Yep, I was thinking Knopfler too!
RE vocal in one speaker, you're not imagining it. I heard vocal in one speaker only as well while streaming from my phone into my car stereo. Thought it was a loose connection tho all the rest were OK. Just listened to it in iTunes and vocal's in both speakers.
Lovely. Very lovely.
Second time this one fooled me into thinking it was Knopfler !