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Josh Joplin Group — Gravity
Album: Useful Music
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5.4

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Total ratings: 55









Released: 2001
Length: 3:02
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I will not be here forever
So I will not waste any time
Just pick my head up off the bar dear
Buy the next round
I'll be fine
Spoken like a poet
Who's just too drunk to know that
Everybody falls in small degrees
Everybody falls in small degrees
That's gravity

Here within lies the king of Graceland
Which makes the point all too clear
We stand in long lines
Praying our peace
And go home with a souvenier
Only fools rush in
To save a desparate man
Everybody falls in small degrees
Everybody falls in small degrees
That's gravity

Pull me down, don't pull me down
Pull me down, don't pull me down

When I was little
I used to dream that I had a cape
And I could fly
I'd resuce my friends from burning buildings
No one would ever die
Coustmes fade fast
And super powers pass
Everybody falls in small degrees
Everybody falls in small degrees
That's gravity
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 mandolin wrote:
...the voice sort of resembles michael stipe from a fuzzy distance...
 
+1
Wow. As I was listening from across the room, I thought this was a R.E.M. tune that had escaped me after 20+ years of fandom or it was a new R.E.M. release.  I kinda like it...

Never more than ok, or listenable (at best that is). It is simply mediocre.  Heard it before. Does not have the imagination needed to make it a good song.
spoke too soon...music is going downhill.

It does improve with listening...
MY first thoughts were that it was fairly uninspiring, but after a few rotations, I'm liking it more each time.

 Papernapkin wrote:
Okay, but kind of basic.
 
Agreed. The generic sound of, say, Three Doors Down or something similar, mixed with the twang of Counting Crows. Not bad, necessarily. But overall kinda forgettable.


I also hear the Michael Stipe in his voice. Definitely "pop-ier" than REM.
Boring. Radiopop. unimaginitive. Not the kind of thing you vomit over, but still, blech.
I don't hate; I don't love it. 

S'okay.


 holborne wrote:
Huh, I like this a lot, and don't get why the rating is so low, frankly.
 
Because it's boring? And because the singer sounds like an REM-wannabe?

Lots of organ and guitar riffs around real clever lyrics in fully fleshed out mini prog rock/alt rock excitement, kind of like Joe Jackson or Elvis Costello on their second CD. Nothing like the dull, plodding instrumentation on their first one here and underdeveloped songwriting.
The second CD by this group ("The Future That Was") is way better, and a different sound altogether, with super clever poetic and humorous lyrics. On that one they sound more like Ben Folds with Elvis Costello and a touch of Squeeze. Well worth a listen and a purchase of the 2nd CD, but I never was able to like this first one, it seemed quite ordinary. But I am a fan of the 2nd one.
Like REM, but amazingly, more boring. Quite a feat.
mandolin wrote:
...the voice sort of resembles michael stipe from a fuzzy distance...
Perhaps a younger Stipe, from a very fuzzy distance. I can hear it too.
...the voice sort of resembles michael stipe from a fuzzy distance...
Okay, but kind of basic.