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Neko Case — Behind The House
Album: Live From Austin Texas
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Released: 2007
Length: 2:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
One night I woke up crying in the lane behind the house
Clothes were wet and steaming by the time I figured it out
You didn't die in the fire, it was the flood that carried you from me
And the embers of your house still glowing
Make it hard to sleep
It's hard to breathe

There's not much room to go more crazy
A flaming sword above my head for all of you to see
Beware my girl, beware
Beware my girl, beware of these memories and what is real, what is real

I walk this world forever in a dream
Or is this the land of the living
Or is this your way to tell me that I couldn't save you
I couldn't save you
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Just heard this album the other day for the first time and was blown away by it.  Great stuff from start to finish.
 msymmes wrote:
Never too much Neko.
 

 
Sure there is.
Frickin AMAZING, how she is our generation's Hank Williams! Her talent and mastery with the Country Twang thang are immortal, imo!
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I love RP, but there are times where the PSD button doesn't work.  Is this deliberate and is there a wry smile somewhere when I click it?  I hope so, because it often gives me the opportunity to listen to music I would otherwise instantly bin.  Like this one.

 
Why would you PSD anything from Neko??
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I love RP, but there are times where the PSD button doesn't work.  Is this deliberate and is there a wry smile somewhere when I click it?  I hope so, because it often gives me the opportunity to listen to music I would otherwise instantly bin.  Like this one.

 
It could be a PICNIC


(problem in chair, not in computer) 
Never too much Neko.
 
I love RP, but there are times where the PSD button doesn't work.  Is this deliberate and is there a wry smile somewhere when I click it?  I hope so, because it often gives me the opportunity to listen to music I would otherwise instantly bin.  Like this one.
 TerryS wrote:

Agreed, but I can take more of Neko than Florence, who suffers from the same distal occlusion. At least, that my conclusion.

 
...distal occlusion...my conclusion....let there be no confusion...     I like it!



 bnlkuhns wrote:
Too much Neko Case on RP!! :-(   Can't stand her voice - but then again, there are very few female vocalists that I love.  Many are OK, but not Neko-  Always have to hit mute when she comes on. 

 
Why admit that?

I too have a semi-irrational list of things I don't like but I'm always challenging myself branch out. Like Psyllium Husk, for example, I forced myself to like it and my colon hasn't stopped thanking me since. Psyllium Husk.
Ah, Neko... I love that voice! Haters be damned, I can listen to her all day and not tire of her.
 TerryS wrote:

Agreed, but I can take more of Neko than Florence, who suffers from the same distal occlusion. At least, that my conclusion.
 
...only their dentists know for sure.
 Tamster wrote:

I have missed your posts Ro
I love everything she does............... 
 


Thank you, friend...  I appreciate that...


but I am back in the saddle again...  everybody in my church loves this song...

 
Too much Neko Case on RP!! :-(   Can't stand her voice - but then again, there are very few female vocalists that I love.  Many are OK, but not Neko-  Always have to hit mute when she comes on. 
Ah no her again. And there's no fog.
 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much!!!!

 
 
I have missed your posts Ro
I love everything she does............... 
 Cynaera wrote:
She's got such a clear, powerful voice - it really doesn't belong in the country music genré.  She'd be a force to be reckoned with in the rock world. And, if she could dial it down a bit, she'd fit wonderfully in the Celtic realm, because of her conviction and nuance.

I like her, but I can't really get into her music.  She's too much vocal and not enough subtlety.  Sorry to those who love her music...
 
Agreed, but I can take more of Neko than Florence, who suffers from the same distal occlusion. At least, that my conclusion.
Sorry, she has a hardness about her (vocal), just scratches the hell out of my ears. With respect to "Romeo" and his/her love for ALL music that exists ANYWHERE.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 
hmmm, nice.

I'll have to check and see if there is a DVD of this performance. 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much!!!!

 
I thought I'd not heard this before, but I'd given it a '7' - bumped to '8', and that's even with the rather intrusive steel guitar (not one of my favourite instruments).



This song is magnificent...  love it...

 



Neko's voice is soooo incredible...  love this song...

 
I got turned on to Neko here on RP, and tore through all her albums.  This track didn't start out as my favorite, but in the end it's the one that stuck with me the longest.  I love Jon Rauhouse's pedal steel, the band is tight, and it's a well produced recording of Neko at her best ... live.  It's nice to hear it getting play every once in awhile, and that most people like it.

Personally, I think it's best really loud in the car with the windows down on a warm summer night.  But, that's just me.
i WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!
She's got such a clear, powerful voice - it really doesn't belong in the country music genré.  She'd be a force to be reckoned with in the rock world. And, if she could dial it down a bit, she'd fit wonderfully in the Celtic realm, because of her conviction and nuance.

I like her, but I can't really get into her music.  She's too much vocal and not enough subtlety.  Sorry to those who love her music...
 Lazaerus wrote:
I firmly believe Neko has talent, otherwise people like me wouldn't buy her CD's  Neko's "talent" is exemplified in her song Deep Red Bells... no other can sing it as beautifully as Neko does, in my humble opinion.
 
Excellent example.

The instruments don't matter when her voice us at its peak. 
Smokin' - love it.
 sirdroseph wrote:
Yea, I like her less and less with each passing year.
  Interesting, because I like here more and more with each passing year. From the first note of her voice, I think 'ah, Neko.'


Yea, I like her less and less with each passing year.
RadioDoc wrote:
Horrid screeching.

If you're going to play country, play country...not this crap. There are a lot of legitimate artists this girl only dreams of being able to imitate.
Not a fan of her vocal ability, either - but I'm surprised to find a well exposed person who has been around music professionally using the term "country" as if it could be narrowly defined.

Like saying "if you're going to play rock, play rock". Leaves a very wide field open to almost infinite interpretation.


I like it.  'Course I'm just a sucker for some good pedal steel guitar, too.
Horrid screeching.

If you're going to play country, play country...not this crap.  There are a lot of legitimate artists this girl only dreams of being able to imitate.
sounds a bit like June Carter

I like it! 
 nigelr wrote:
Unique timbre, very fine tone and range. Always an interesting listen.
 
Unique is exactly right, but I can't say that I like it much. I did, when I first heard Neko Case, but the novelty is wearing off for me, I'm afraid.
Neko is a pleasure to watch and listen to. 10+ from Nor-Cal!
the more I hear her voice, the more I like her.....
 lophrequa wrote:

gosh i liked it... a lot

 

i can't believe i'm going to say this. but i liked it, too.
bentonian wrote:
I'm a big Neko fan, but this cut just doesn't capture her at her best. There's no umph.

gosh i liked it... a lot

I'm curious Doc, are you a musican, or a critic?

 
RadioDoc wrote:

So much screeching, so little actual talent.


 

I firmly believe Neko has talent, otherwise people like me wouldn't buy her CD's  Neko's "talent" is exemplified in her song Deep Red Bells... no other can sing it as beautifully as Neko does, in my humble opinion.

I'm still curious as to your "talent" RadioDoc...  is there reason to be disrespectful to others who do well for themselves?

max_redonx wrote:

You Sir are a flaming fucktard. And I mean that with the utmost respect.

Cheers from sunny Floritucky.

~me
Thank you.  Coming from you that is a compliment.

I always can tell when I'm right.  The PR attack dogs are released. 

A little less Neko would be much appreciated.  For some reason that voice just grates on my ears.  Bleah.
She's not my cuppa tea in any case, but this seems particularly uninspired.
Saw her in Tucson on Monday. I think they had literally walked a couple blocks from the recording studio. It was a benefit concert for greyhound adoption and abuse prevention - there's quite a controversial dog racing park here. Anyway, she played some new songs from their upcoming album and they sounded great.
 RadioDoc wrote:

So much screeching, so little actual talent.


 

Not her finest hour, but not your's either.


I'm a big Neko fan, but this cut just doesn't capture her at her best. There's no umph.
 RadioDoc wrote:

So much screeching, so little actual talent.


 
You Sir are a flaming fucktard. And I mean that with the  utmost respect. 

Cheers from sunny Floritucky.

~me


Unique timbre, very fine tone and range. Always an interesting listen.

So much screeching, so little actual talent.