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Thievery Corporation — Sound The Alarm
Album: Radio Retaliation
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6.2

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Total ratings: 900









Released: 2008
Length: 3:38
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Sound the alarm
Order the attack
Sound the alarm
Order the attack
Sound the alarm
Order the attack

It martial law, but your guns wont clap...

Sound the alarm
Order the attack
Sound the alarm
Order the attack
Sound the alarm
Order the attack

Selassie soldiers beat Babylon back...

Sound the alarm
Order the attack
Sound the alarm
Order the attack
Sound the alarm
Order the attack
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 LizK wrote:
Just what we need the day after 14 dead in San Bernadino.  An album cover with a masked man.{#Fire}

 
Just what we need after another American drone attack, an American droning on and on.
 fredriley wrote:

Ah, c'mon! This album was released many years ago, and the masked man in the cover is the Zapatista leader Commander Marcos.

 
Yea. this.
 themusicroob wrote:

I know right! And I thought it was insensitive after Charlie Hebdo when RP insisted on playing music all day recorded by artists wearing socks, when ALL the terrorists were wearing socks! But now this!?!

 
Were they really wearing socks? How do you know? More importantly are YOU wearing socks?
 LizK wrote:
Just what we need the day after 14 dead in San Bernadino.  An album cover with a masked man.{#Fire}

 
I know right! And I thought it was insensitive after Charlie Hebdo when RP insisted on playing music all day recorded by artists wearing socks, when ALL the terrorists were wearing socks! But now this!?!
 LizK wrote:
Just what we need the day after 14 dead in San Bernadino.  An album cover with a masked man.{#Fire}

 
Ah, c'mon! This album was released many years ago, and the masked man in the cover is the Zapatista leader Commander Marcos.
Like
Always think this is going to be Lily Allen.
Just what we need the day after 14 dead in San Bernadino.  An album cover with a masked man.{#Fire}
Ought to be a law

I eat my fish raw

Ow...I hurt my jaw

Hey dad..hey mah

Not right, its a flaw

There be some mutha !%#@ lyrics.

Now where is my mutha *&^!# recording contract?

.
 

Some folks are into this, I guess.  But it seems seems 2 dimensional to me.
"...when they kick at your front door, how you gonna come?  With your hands on your head or on the trigger of your gun"
 Ballzak wrote:
This one sounds best LOUD.


 
Not at 6:00 AM Sunday morning. 
This one sounds best LOUD.


Selassie soldiers beat Babylon back.....
indeed
 Boy_Wonder wrote:

And those in Boy Wonder Mansions are rather keen on the Corporation too... partner's 19yr old daughter has just run off with my 'Best of TC' compilation - how cool am I, daddy-oo!

 
Hey good question..... let me see..... way cool!!
Good Stuff.
 Poacher wrote:

Yet you rated Massive Attack with a 9. Please be consistently ageist if you must be so.

Oh, and for the record this is a strong 10 in my book and I left my 30s a long, long time ago. Thievery have been playing at Poacher Heights for many a year.
 
And those in Boy Wonder Mansions are rather keen on the Corporation too... partner's 19yr old daughter has just run off with my 'Best of TC' compilation - how cool am I, daddy-oo!
GENERATION. WUSS.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
I'm just getting too old. I'm just not hip. This song's for another generation under 30. Hey, I used to be under 30. Oh well.
 
Yet you rated Massive Attack with a 9. Please be consistently ageist if you must be so.

Oh, and for the record this is a strong 10 in my book and I left my 30s a long, long time ago. Thievery have been playing at Poacher Heights for many a year.
EVERYONE IN MY CUBICLE IS DANCING
Utter shit!
 izman wrote:
annoying crap
 
Break is over.  get to work
 boober wrote:
Holy Shit!
There is a bad storm going thru KC right now(tornado alley)and the siren went off in the beginning of this song and I started heading to the basement!
The Joplin(Mo) effect!
 
{#Roflol}

Almost sounds like a collaboration w/ Spearhead, in a good way.
annoying crap
Sound the alarm!  Oughta be a duck!

Yes, there oughta. Whatevah, I'm listening to the Amazing Rhythm Aces on KPIG.

{#Think}   —————>    {#Snooty}                      
 europlatus wrote:

too many syllables
 
True, I heard 'sound me alone' at first. 
Holy Shit!
There is a bad storm going thru KC right now(tornado alley)and the siren went off in the beginning of this song and I started heading to the basement!
The Joplin(Mo) effect!
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
I'm just getting too old. I'm just not hip. This song's for another generation under 30. Hey, I used to be under 30. Oh well.
 
You're only as old as you think you are.

Nothing new under the sun, just how it's spun.

 Kokoloco53 wrote:
I'm just getting too old. I'm just not hip. This song's for another generation under 30. Hey, I used to be under 30. Oh well.
 

Just how old are you?  I'm 58 and enjoy this immensely.
This song just makes me want to bop around the house.  Way past 30 and still rockin'.

how coup  is this ? {#Yell}

Everytime I hear that siren, i think its the beginning of a really cool head banging song I forgot the intro to. And then...
I'm just getting too old. I'm just not hip. This song's for another generation under 30. Hey, I used to be under 30. Oh well.
Go see them live, They BRING IT {#Mrgreen}
hmm 11:11 on 1-11-11
f'in awesome

Awesome, RP is playing War Pigs!  .... Damn, not War Pigs. {#Tongue-out}


These guys are just bad-ass {#Dancingbanana}
 motorichi wrote:
Ace of Base?
 

Not to denial.

Acceptable song though.


Ace of Base?
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Salami alarm!
 
too many syllables
well, I like it

and who mentioned "salami alarm"? you got me singing that now


4.  I think this is one of those transition songs that B&R find useful.  It's an art.{#Meditate}
Not their best - still good!
"6-7"

 More_Cowbell wrote:
Salami alarm!
 

That comment *almost* makes this song bearable.


 More_Cowbell wrote:
Salami alarm!
 
you bastard! {#Lol}
{#Dancingbanana}

LOVE IT!
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Salami alarm!
 
...ought to be a tack :o)

 DaveInVA wrote:
Damn, this ghetto noise is annoying

Yeah, the music's good though. 


 DaveInVA wrote:
Damn, this ghetto noise is annoying

 

so true
what a GROOVE  ——   the more I hear of them the more I DIG IT!! 
 accordionista wrote:
Love the song, but the sound of air-raid sirens always makes my blood run cold. 
 
I hear you, that does it for me a little too, sad thing is it is mostly attributed to that old Silent Hill video game...that sound was not a good sign there either...d'hoooo.


 RocknAustin wrote:

TC puts one of the most incredible concerts.  Their albums don't begin to capture what they do live.  I have very few of their songs on my computer, but I never ever miss a show.  They bring it!!
 
They return to their hometown, DC, for four sold-out shows in January.  See y'all there.

Salami alarm!
 Johnny-smooth wrote:
Another great song from TC.  Was out in Colorado skiing the super steep Highland Bowl, right down the face. Played this song coming down the steep, fantastic - a perfect 10 in that environ.
 
NICE
Damn, this ghetto noise is annoying

 crockydile wrote:
annoying.{#Eek}
 
Yup.  Changed my 4 to a 3 and switched to KPIG.  Temporarily.

sounds like Ace of Base
 Pyro wrote:
I normally like TC, but not so sure about this one....may take more listens to appreciate.
 
Man, I hope not many. . . .

Love the song, but the sound of air-raid sirens always makes my blood run cold. 
"Sound the alarm , order the attack"!
annoying.{#Eek}
DONE
 canadave wrote:
Damn. For a second, I thought I was about to hear some Sloan.
 
Unfortunately there is no Sloan in the RP library. {#Cry}
Damn. For a second, I thought I was about to hear some Sloan.
Thought we were about to hear some Electric Flag.................
Another great song from TC.  Was out in Colorado skiing the super steep Highland Bowl, right down the face. Played this song coming down the steep, fantastic - a perfect 10 in that environ.

 martinc wrote:
Like some of the other songs I have heard by Thievery. This one leaves me think of disco. THinking about disco is not good or fun
 
Jup, this unleashes repressed memories of the Swedish 90:es band Ace of Bace.
If you google soulless dance crap overladen with poser ragga you will probably uncover a soundbite of theirs. ;)

Most other stuff from TC rocks my boat just fiine.
Like some of the other songs I have heard by Thievery. This one leaves me think of disco. THinking about disco is not good or fun
 marcucho wrote:
is that in the cover a picture of "El Subcomandante Marcos" ? wonder what's the history behind that..
 
Yes. As for "history", it'll be down to TC's political stance, an idea of which you can get from their Wikipedia entry. Subcomandante Marcos has been a pinup for the radical Left for some years now, and the Zapatista movement has been seen as some as a model of (mostly) non-violent revolution.

This song is really ringing my bells. Unbelievable subtleties.
 Misterfixit wrote:
We got him in 1992.  Winchester Model 72 in 30 caliber at 650 meters using a 9 power Unertil stabilized sight and a jacketed hollow-point 225 grain Nosler boat-tail high velocity sniper round.  Hasta la Vista, Baby, see ya around Babylon.  The guy giving interviews to the press these days is a poser out of Langely.
 
You mean model 70 right? If I'm not in the woods here the 72 was a 22 rimfire trainer with the same lines.
Fun comment though. ;)
RocknAustin wrote:

TC puts one of the most incredible concerts. Their albums don't begin to capture what they do live. I have very few of their songs on my computer, but I never ever miss a show. They bring it!!

{#Yes} Just saw them again in the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. What a party! {#Dancingbanana}
I normally like TC, but not so sure about this one....may take more listens to appreciate.
 Fooboy wrote:

Amen !  - just about everything these guys do is genius

 
agreed


TC puts one of the most incredible concerts.  Their albums don't begin to capture what they do live.  I have very few of their songs on my computer, but I never ever miss a show.  They bring it!!
 bobrk wrote:
I love this shit.
 
Amen !  - just about everything these guys to is genius

 keller1 wrote:
Great album.  Highly recommended.
 
Solid, yes. {#Yes}
 philbertr wrote:

good observation!  and good question...

 
We got him in 1992.  Winchester Model 72 in 30 caliber at 650 meters using a 9 power Unertil stabilized sight and a jacketed hollow-point 225 grain Nosler boat-tail high velocity sniper round.  Hasta la Vista, Baby, see ya around Babylon.  The guy giving interviews to the press these days is a poser out of Langely.


 bobrk wrote:
I love this shit.
 
me too...

The packaging in which this CD comes is really pretty cool.  (Like most TC/ESL productions)  Cardboard with a poster in central/south american geurilla rebel-style communications.  Felt like joining a rebel army or something!  Very cool.
Does anyone follow Smosh (if not, they're all over You Tube)? Their Boxman song has nearly the same rhythm. Now whenever I hear this song I'm going to picture someone wearing a box with a drawn on face.

I love this shit.
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Salami alarm
 
{#Roflol}

'Traveling in a fried out combi' {#Think}
someone posted a great image of smiley emoticons bouncing under club lights with a dj above... anyone remember that one? it would go nicely here
Git outta yer chair and just dance!!!{#Dancingbanana}
 marcucho wrote:
is that in the cover a picture of "El Subcomandante Marcos" ? wonder what's the history behind that..

 
good observation!  and good question...

 keller1 wrote:
Great album.  Highly recommended.
 
Agreed, it took a bit to grow on me, but I'm liking it a lot.

Great album.  Highly recommended.
Got this record off Amazon the other day, I'm already a big Thievery fan, but this one is growing on me quick.
Sting does not play on this "tune" and that alone gets it a 2.
Darn. When I heard the siren at the beginning, I was hoping it was going to be Sloan.

Can you play some Sloan? Please?
Goes on and on and on...
I love TC, but I am very unimpressed with this album. Sounds very generic.
Good work groove.
is that in the cover a picture of "El Subcomandante Marcos" ? wonder what's the history behind that..




awesome. . .

Is it over yet? Blech. 1
Thievery Corporation can do better than this. I want the minutes back and wish I'd stayed focused on my work.

This is a nice reggae-ish vibe that's somewhat unexpected from Thievery Corporation.  Me likey.
Salami alarm
 Dog_Ear wrote:
oh & BTW -FIRST. 
 

Hey, since when does Bill allow fourth graders on these boards?

Always glad when I hear an effect like that, OK, I'm NOT getting a speeding ticket.

oh & BTW -FIRST.