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Neko Case — Knock Loud
Album: Canadian Amp
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:02
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Knock loud, I'm home
Just sleeping to pass the time
Wondering if you'll come by to visit me

Ten years have passed
Since you walked out of my life
But late last night in the pharmacy
You were in the line in front of me
So I ran away to hide

Knock loud I'm home
I wrote in black felt pen
Took that sign and taped it to the door

If you come in
To see how I have been
Make sure the door is closed behind you

Stand above me
While I poised do plunge
Through my heart attack
Kills the worst of me
Said I was sorry
Drink to forget
I wake up alone
Knock loud I'm home
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 flyboy wrote:

I'd like to hear her sing that.  Chiiiickeeen.  Tomaaatoooos.  Nooodlllllles.  Monosodium Gluuuuutaaaamate.

 
My god, you got me trying to sing along with Campbells.. and I started laughing .. and I could not stop.
 pfwashburn9485 wrote:

My Crush would be considered a terrible Crush on Neko.... She could sing the ingreadients off a soup can and make it sound wonderful . 
Love you Neko....... :o)~  

 
I'd like to hear her sing that.  Chiiiickeeen.  Tomaaatoooos.  Nooodlllllles.  Monosodium Gluuuuutaaaamate.
Hadn't heard this before, so was hoping for a new album.  Seems like a lot of us have a crush on Neko.  
{#Arrow}    9

marvelous...  this song is soooo beautiful...  love the song; love Neko Case...  sigh...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 Neil66 wrote:
Much as I try.. I just have to switch over / turn down as soon as I hear her voice... I know most folks here love her but I just cannot, cannot get along with her voice - it grates me... sorry but each to their own & I appreciate everyone has different tastes!!!
 
I could forgive her the voice but musically I think she simply doesn't evolve
I think Romeo overslept, too much partying in his hotel room.  In any event, over my way I like R.E.M. and Neko Case back to back.
She rocks me..

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
Great to hear some older Neko and appreciate how much she's developed over the years.


This is a great song...  love it...

 
Much as I try.. I just have to switch over / turn down as soon as I hear her voice... I know most folks here love her but I just cannot, cannot get along with her voice - it grates me... sorry but each to their own & I appreciate everyone has different tastes!!!
...i appreciate hearing vintage neko!..

Good stuff. This needs to get more rotation.


I love it!

 

 alanthecowboy wrote:
I like the song, and the whole 'live off the kitchen floor' sound, but what's up with the album cover?  I get the roadkill on the left, but what's that on the right hand side?  And why the roadkill?  I'd understand if the album was called Canadian Highway...

Edit:  OK, I tilted my head and got the pic on the right.  Fits in with my Canadian Highway idea.

 
Neko Case seems to have a thing about foxes - maybe it's her "totem animal" - her being a redhead, independent and all.  Her Fox Confessor album deals a bit with this too.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
This is good but I think I prefer the live version off the Live from Austin, TX - the live recording of her appearance on Austin City Limits.
 
Definitely.  Although, I do dig the guitar on this on.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
This is good but I think I prefer the live version off the Live from Austin, TX - the live recording of her appearance on Austin City Limits.
 
yep

Splendid  {#Clap}
 alanthecowboy wrote:
I like the song, and the whole 'live off the kitchen floor' sound, but what's up with the album cover?  I get the roadkill on the left, but what's that on the right hand side?  And why the roadkill?  I'd understand if the album was called Canadian Highway...

Edit:  OK, I tilted my head and got the pic on the right.  Fits in with my Canadian Highway idea.

 
Fox Compressor Floods the Tank?

Damn, Bill! The amazing run (imho) continues!


This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


I like the song, and the whole 'live off the kitchen floor' sound, but what's up with the album cover?  I get the roadkill on the left, but what's that on the right hand side?  And why the roadkill?  I'd understand if the album was called Canadian Highway...

Edit:  OK, I tilted my head and got the pic on the right.  Fits in with my Canadian Highway idea.

This is good but I think I prefer the live version off the Live from Austin, TX - the live recording of her appearance on Austin City Limits.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Could use a little more reverb.
 
LOL {#Roflol}Say what you will 'bout her audio engineer's penchant for bathroom acoustics but IMO Ms. Case can do no wrong. {#Hearteyes}
When the hell is she going to come to Florida? I'm ready for a show... {#Yes}
Could use a little more reverb.
Always room for more Neko! God, I love this girl's work! {#Clap}
 miahfost wrote:
New Neko - w00t!
 
From 2001 even.
My upload.{#Mrgreen}

And what a good upload it is.


What's that Skippy? Neko's stuck down the very deep old mine shaft?

CANADIAN AMP was recorded by Neko Case and Jon Rauhouse in Neko's kitchen in Humbolt Park in Chicago (2001). She tells us that some of the songs were recorded in her underwear. That's worth a 10 right there.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Never played and already has a 9. Hmmm.

When she's not trying to break glass she can actually sing.  But what's with the off key notes on this one?  Maybe a 6.

 
Every song of hers has these random off key notes. Drives me crazy because I'm always waiting to see if she hits the note or not.

I'm glad I've finally figured that out. Now I can safely not like her music without thinking I'm missing something.

 RadioDoc wrote:
Never played and already has a 9.  Hmmm.
 

Well, this IS an election year in the good old U.S. of A.  Slippery poll numbers are a natural fit . . . {#Tongue-out}
New Neko - w00t!
Never played and already has a 9. Hmmm.

When she's not trying to break glass she can actually sing.  But what's with the off key notes on this one?  Maybe a 6.