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The Dandy Warhols — And Then I Dreamt of Yes
Album: Earth to the Dandy Warhols
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Released: 2008
Length: 4:37
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Well i've been down now
Like I never got started
'cause you want your world just a certain way
And I can tell you this
i've been outsmarted
And that hurts me more than it hurts me how much from this

I find that I could stand
I never regret it
And I said things that I know right now I never meant
Well i've been down now
'cause you want your world just a certain way
Well i've been down now
'cause you want your world just a certain way

Well i've been down now
Like I never got started
'cause you want your world just a certain way
And I can tell you this
i've been outsmarted
And that hurts me more than it hurts me how much from this

Well i've been down now
Well i've been down now
Well i've been down now
Well i've been down now
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 peter_james_bond wrote:
Wait a second....Stop the Presses! I just noticed, if you take the dy off Dandy and the War off of Warhols, you are left with Dan hols. Now if you replace the o in hols with an i and the s with another l you get Dan Hill ...the painfully earnest singer/songwriter. Anybody else catch that?

 
Dan Hill was "painfully" something, though "saccharine" or "cornball" are probably better adjectives than "earnest".
This song has a killer, groovy guitar riff that repeats in a very satisfying way, and that's what makes it "quite likeable" (if you ask me). 
Psyched to see these guys live Nov. 19th in Chicago!
Yes, everyone is right: The Dandys "steal" their music from other bands. And OK, nothing they ever do is "original." But you know something? I like listening to their music. Thanks, Bill.
 oldfart48 wrote:
.....or hip/hop without the hop or hip
 do you mean...?



soooo boring! pls STOP!
 oldfart48 wrote:


except the well part, noise only......or hip/hop without the hop or hip

 
good point, err, what?
 sronis wrote:
That's the thing with the dandy warhols - nothing they ever do is original. It sounds good only because they know who to steal from, and how to do it well...

  Hey, Beck Hansen never had an original song. And people think he's a genius. Plus he doesn't do it well.


 Proclivities wrote:

I think that's one of their points - why else would they name their band after Andy Warhol (of whom it was said:  "Appropriation can be more creative than creation")?

 

except the well part, noise only......or hip/hop without the hop or hip
 sronis wrote:
That's the thing with the dandy warhols - nothing they ever do is original. It sounds good only because they know who to steal from, and how to do it well...
 
I think that's one of their points - why else would they name their band after Andy Warhol (of whom it was said:  "Appropriation can be more creative than creation")?
 sronis wrote:
That's the thing with the dandy warhols - nothing they ever do is original. It sounds good only because they know who to steal from, and how to do it well...
 

It's only plagiarism if you don't acknowledge it.
Great segue from Ween - Flutes of the Chi. Both a display of musical knowledge by Bill and a note of plagiarism by the Dandy Warhols.
a) FABULOUS segue from "Flutes of the Chi"

b) I like the Dandy Warhols but by god just about every one of their songs is 4 chords going round and round. I don't know how they maintain their sanity 
YOUR TRANSITIONS!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3 THEY DRIVE ME WIIIIILLLD!
That's the thing with the dandy warhols - nothing they ever do is original. It sounds good only because they know who to steal from, and how to do it well...
Hey Warhols, draw me some pictures of matchstick men while you're stealing the riff...

FrankMc wrote:
Fairly obvious, I'd say.

 
peter_james_bond wrote:
Wait a second....Stop the Presses! I just noticed, if you take the dy off Dandy and the War off of Warhols, you are left with Dan hols. Now if you replace the o in hols with an i and the s with another l you get Dan Hill ...the painfully earnest singer/songwriter. Anybody else catch that?
  
  

Dammit, I just trashed Dan Hill in the "Kid Charlemagne" posts. We have got to get synched up. Once you come down from the acid trip. 

Wow, I usually like the Dandies......
What the "peeeeeep" is this?  {#Stop} {#Puke} Need I say more?
I like the Dandies, but I don't get this song. It's like a long intro to a song that never actually begins.
sounds a lot like ENO to me.
Love the dandies... All their songs give me a natural buzz.

Friday, end of a long day, perfect song for my mood.


Nice segue Bill. First time hearing it, although I see it's been done before.
And Then I Had A Nightmare About Rupert Holmes.
 Zeito wrote:
Spoon -> Ween -> The Dandys.  Very nice transistions in this set.
 

Ditto X 2 {#Biggrin}
OMG!!! Spoon >> Ween >> Dandy Warhols ... blended with such fluid transitions! LOVED IT!! {#Cheers}

I wonder if this was just serendipity or just the pretty good DJ that Bill is ...

Spoon -> Ween -> The Dandys.  Very nice transistions in this set.
 hippiechick wrote:
Always love to hear the Dandies!
 
They make me really miss being in the PNW again. Not real fond of this song, but they're the Dandies and their music keeps pulling me back to Salem/Portland, so I have nothing negative to say about them. *sigh*  I miss Oregon....

No Yes!    
Maybe He'll play some Yes next??
The Dandys have been in my breast pocket for a good...13 years now.  Love 'em.
 rabaak wrote:
This song is growing on me. I didn't like it much the first go around. But I'm liking it more now. 
 
I totally agree - I saw that I had rated it 7 earlier. It's an 8 for me now. Wonder what the album is like


This song is growing on me. I didn't like it much the first go around. But I'm liking it more now. 
If it weren't for the fact that this song reminds me of at least 2 others...it would still suck. {#Snooty}
 Poacher wrote:
I have this cd and the production/quality of the recording is so bad it is almost unplayable. Has anyone else noticed this or do I have a duff cd?  
 
Mine sounds just fine

Dig!
I have this cd and the production/quality of the recording is so bad it is almost unplayable. Has anyone else noticed this or do I have a duff cd?  
Always love to hear the Dandies!

FrankMc wrote:

   Fairly obvious, I'd say.

crockydile wrote:

   Duh? You must not be a fan. {#Snooty}

rtkmusic wrote:
And I just noticed that if you remove the D from Dandy and the S from Warhols you are left with the words Andy Warhol. Wasn't that a song by David Bowie? Something about some artist?
 

{#Foot-in-mouth} Well now I feel like quite the fool for being the last person to see the obvious. And this Andy Warhol character, isn't he the old guy at the end of 60 minutes? {#Wink}




 peter_james_bond wrote:
Wait a second....Stop the Presses! I just noticed, if you take the dy off Dandy and the War off of Warhols, you are left with Dan hols. Now if you replace the o in hols with an i and the s with another l you get Dan Hill ...the painfully earnest singer/songwriter. Anybody else catch that?
 
And I just noticed that if you remove the D from Dandy and the S from Warhols you are left with the words Andy Warhol. Wasn't that a song by David Bowie? Something about some artist?
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Wait a second....Stop the Presses! I just noticed, if you take the dy off Dandy and the War off of Warhols, you are left with Dan hols. Now if you replace the o in hols with an i and the s with another l you get Dan Hill ...the painfully earnest singer/songwriter. Anybody else catch that?
 
Duh? You must not be a fan. {#Snooty}
 TernaryBit wrote:
Don't quite know why, but I like this one. Wouldn't have expected that.
 
I like a lot of different music, and I don't think I normally would've liked these guys...but they're growing on me.  And I do like this one a lot.


Don't quite know why, but I like this one. Wouldn't have expected that.
Fairly obvious, I'd say.

 
peter_james_bond wrote:
Wait a second....Stop the Presses! I just noticed, if you take the dy off Dandy and the War off of Warhols, you are left with Dan hols. Now if you replace the o in hols with an i and the s with another l you get Dan Hill ...the painfully earnest singer/songwriter. Anybody else catch that?
 


 peter_james_bond wrote:
Wait a second....Stop the Presses! I just noticed, if you take the dy off Dandy and the War off of Warhols, you are left with Dan hols. Now if you replace the o in hols with an i and the s with another l you get Dan Hill ...the painfully earnest singer/songwriter. Anybody else catch that?
 
ummmmm.can't say I quite caught that....

Wait a second....Stop the Presses! I just noticed, if you take the dy off Dandy and the War off of Warhols, you are left with Dan hols. Now if you replace the o in hols with an i and the s with another l you get Dan Hill ...the painfully earnest singer/songwriter. Anybody else catch that?
def diggin on the dandys

 




 Radio_Man wrote:

Dood....you got it....not just this album...but every album....and the name of the band too......welcome to the inside.

 
I'd rather be outside where the real music lives, but thanks anyway for the invite.

 RadioDoc wrote:
I can't get past the feeling that this entire album is some kind of inside joke.
 
Dood....you got it....not just this album...but every album....and the name of the band too...<wink-wink-nudge-nudge>...welcome to the inside.

{#Puke}
meh... doesn't do anything for me...
{#Stupid}
 hippiechick wrote:
Great album! There is a song called Valerie Yum and they keep singing VAli-yum yum yum and is sounds like they are singing MEOW MEOW MEOW!

{#Lol}
 
You sold me! I must have it now, I'm running out the door to get this CD........................{#Motor}
They keep gettin' better....
love it! {#Bananajumprope}
 fredriley wrote:
The Dandy Warhols seem to have two distinct styles: grungey rock and sleepy trippy psychedelia, and this fits firmly into the latter. Sadly, I never went for the tripped-out stuff, maybe because I don't smoke blow these days, so this is a bit dull. The rocky grungey stuff, on the other hand, is absolutely brill.
 
Smokin' blow and listening to music.  Hmmm.  Does that mean you scratch to the rhythm? 

 arserocket wrote:
Well this just rocks my canoe. Love it.
 
Would have to agree {#Smile} never really listened to the Dandy Warhols before, but if this is any example i think i could grow to like them!

Well this just rocks my canoe. Love it.
The Dandy Warhols seem to have two distinct styles: grungey rock and sleepy trippy psychedelia, and this fits firmly into the latter. Sadly, I never went for the tripped-out stuff, maybe because I don't smoke blow these days, so this is a bit dull. The rocky grungey stuff, on the other hand, is absolutely brill.
RadioDoc wrote:

Funny, you can't get past your lack of an original thought.



Please then kind sir, bestow upon me your vastly more original thought process riddled with music from the seventies.  I would like to know, honestly, what your claim of me "lacking an original thought" spawned from.

DELTA__9__FOOLS wrote:

Funny, I can't get past your ignorance.


Funny, you can't get past your lack of an original thought.

Great album! There is a song called Valerie Yum and they keep singing VAli-yum yum yum and is sounds like they are singing MEOW MEOW MEOW!

{#Lol}
RadioDoc wrote:
I can't get past the feeling that this entire album is some kind of inside joke.

Funny, I can't get past your ignorance. 


 
quesarah wrote:
I have dreams about Jon Anderson too but I don't think that's what they mean.
Nice in an ambient way.  Like the "Blue Marble" cover.
 

Actually I think they might be related, because I read that the original title of this song was "House of Yes", which as you may or may not know is the title of a live Yes album.  I wonder....


Another great track off a great album. Love it!
I have dreams about Jon Anderson too but I don't think that's what they mean.
Nice in an ambient way.  Like the "Blue Marble" cover.
I can't get past the feeling that this entire album is some kind of inside joke.
Not sure about the song yet, but this was the second segue of perfection in a row. Nice work.

Oh, it's growing on me already. Sorta.