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The Boxer Rebellion — Semi Automatic
Album: Union
Avg rating:
7.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1707









Released: 2009
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I am waiting in a world you don't want
Suffocating by an endless weak spot
Please know, up here,
My hands are tied up too from

All I can see
Makes it hard for me
The last one to say
Good son
One more day

You know I am here, but I am losing
Faith in what I see you celebrating
I know, up here,
I'll be proven guilty

All I can see
Makes it hard for me
The last one to say
Good son
One more day

All I can see
Makes it hard for me
The last one to say
Good son
One more day
Comments (125)add comment
Excellent tune - now looking at the photo on Wikipedia - talk about shoe gazing...
Good sound good tune 
 1wolfy wrote:
An excellent band that I found here on RP  {#Smile}
 
So did I… saw TBR 3 three times in Hamburg (GER) so far and we all loved it sooooo much… thx again RP!!! 


The Boxer Rebellion is one of those bands you gotta give 8s and unders to... now. As the more you listen the more you will want to bump 'em up to 9s, and even maybe a 10 here or there, too. 
What a pretty dual guitar attack.   You want to play the riff, but realize you can't do it on your own. I think this song was sampled later, and I can understand why.
Absolutely loving this. One of their best tunes by far!
Totally agree with 1Wolfy, great band I discovered from RP!
An excellent band that I found here on RP  {#Smile}
I thought it was The Bodeans for a minute or two.
 Too bad you do not like them..after visiting your ratings of other fine musicians, I'm rather surprised in your lack of interest in the Boxer Rebellion  {#Smile}misterbearbaby wrote:
Other than they can't play OR sing, what's wrong with this band?

 

What a fantastic brooding, moody, darkly ethereal tune.
Wonderful and intelligent mood-food. This whole album is excellent.
wow, awesome tune  :-)
 christopherwoods wrote:
Really like this track. Something about the intermingling of the vocals and instrumentation gives me a bit of that spinetingly feeling, plus it's toe-tappingly good.

 
Absolutely.  I love the guitar work every time.  Enjoyable album, too.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Other than they can't play OR sing, what's wrong with this band?

 
Too many syllables in their name!  {#Beat} 
 averybadcat wrote:


 
Interesting that you said texture. I was thinking/trying to decode how this set seemed put together and thinking what was the warp, what was the weft. As I finish typing this I hear the next song coming around the bend and the weave stays smooth
 
 BBoyes wrote:
Really liking the mood an texture of this. Guess I am a sucker for minor keys.

 


Really liking the mood an texture of this. Guess I am a sucker for minor keys.
A snapshot...of a day, I would say.
Enigmatic!
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Other than they can't play OR sing, what's wrong with this band?

 
What's wrong with this band? Uh, at least one of the listeners on this station. 
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Other than they can't play OR sing, what's wrong with this band?

 
I don't know - I'm still going with "quite likeable".
 ofanansky wrote:
I can get music only if I keep hitting PSD
 Isn't that great

Other than they can't play OR sing, what's wrong with this band?
I love the crashing reverberation thing...I know; weird huh?
Really like this track. Something about the intermingling of the vocals and instrumentation gives me a bit of that spinetingly feeling, plus it's toe-tappingly good.
There is a new 'soft' version of this song on their new CD, The Cold Still,  2nd disc.   Love it !
aaaaaand were back.
 Chelshite wrote:

So let me into the secret please .....only for the next time though as I am currently listening to Sophia - People Are Like Seasons and not in need of SD
 
I'm afraid I don't know the secret, and I'm sorely lacking in Google-fu. You may consider re-installing chrome. Or get firefox or opera to see if the PSD button works there.
 Jamunca wrote:

Maybe not on YOUR chrome, but I've got access to it. 
 
So let me into the secret please .....only for the next time though as I am currently listening to Sophia - People Are Like Seasons and not in need of SD
Help!
Going into withdrawal! 

Cannot connect to RP,
Seattle, comcast,

 
 Chelshite wrote:
There isn't a PSD button on chrome....so condemned to the Sounds of Silence. 
 
Maybe not on YOUR chrome, but I've got access to it. 
There isn't a PSD button on chrome....so condemned to the Sounds of Silence. 

Washington State —- Getting nothing here. Tried eight different approaches, still nothing ..
Talk about withdrawals, I'm Jones-ing for my Radio Paradise. . . looks like tech problems..


 stunix wrote:

for me, The Boxer Rebellion has been playing for 300 minutes so the multicast is working but the unicast from the studio has fallen over.
 
Ah, but the Boxer Rebellion lasted about 3 years. They're just getting started.
I can get music only if I keep hitting PSD
 
stunix wrote:

for me, The Boxer Rebellion has been playing for 300 minutes so the multicast is working but the unicast from the studio has fallen over.
 


 nancynancy wrote:
Thank goodness it isn't just me. I thought AT&T cut off my streaming. I will check back later.{#Ask}
 
for me, The Boxer Rebellion has been playing for 300 minutes so the multicast is working but the unicast from the studio has fallen over.


 nattomaki0918 wrote:
 
 


Thank goodness it isn't just me. I thought AT&T cut off my streaming. I will check back later.{#Ask}
 krapka66 wrote:
non si sente una sega!
 
Bravo! 
non si sente una sega!
I'm afraid I'm going to have to rate this pretty low. It's WAY too long and you just can't dance to it, not even in Romeotuma's hotel room.

how about radio silence from turin brakes. it is quite self explanatory...
good
ok, options to follow this peaceful section.

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (begins "is here anybody in there")
Regina Spector - November Rain (as the DJ is asleep)
Eagles - The Last Resort (Call somewhere Paradise, kiss it goodbye)
Simon & Garfunkel - sound of silence (being as "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was 2 songs ago this could conflict with RP policy)
Bjork - Its oh so quiet
David Gilmour - Murder (are you OK Bill?)
any more?


Yep, sack the graveyard shift staff. Maybe that figure in the middle of the cover pic is calling for more volume?
is there anybody out there?
it's getting spooky in the silent netherlands 

Studio Webcam
Bill hard at work.

did we just play November Rain or something?
 gemtag wrote:
lichen it

 
Surely that bad (good?) pun works better with a song somehow related to the green fuzzy stuff that grows on rocks/trees/etc? :p
 stunix wrote:
and then there was silence ..............
 
So it's not just me, then....
and then there was silence ..............
When I need to wake my ass up in the morning as I drive to work, I turn the volume up real high on this song.  Great music.
lichen it

Love these guys! Thanks RP for introducing them to me <3

Give it up for a kick-ass track.
Nice álbum cover
 rbschader wrote:
 
Same for me.  I now fly to different countries to see bands (Great Big Sea, Young Dubliners) as well as get on every email list for many bands.  August has me scheduled for 8 bands (7 I have heard on RP) in SoCal. 

Just found out Porcupine Tree is OPENING for a concert in San Diego next month.  Opening?!?!?!


 

Sounds like a huge privilege... I'm from the Netherlands, the only thing i'd really wish to go to would be the Austin City Limits festival... A cousin of my was there and had a blast there... Of course i'd like to see more but if i had to choose, i'd choose to attend the ACL festival...

 helgigermany wrote:
Very Keane like!
 
Very Kent like!

this one just gets better and better and better the more more more jillions of times i listen to it
I love the sound of the guitar. Can anyone tell me what make it is?
 Giselle62 wrote:
sounded okay to me so far—-have to hear it a few more times.
 
Me, too. And I've now bumped it from 7 > 8. Great groove.
Hey  I saw that PT show in SanDiego..it was short & sweet.  I only wish my budget would allow me to visit other countries and attend concerts..sounds like a dream.  rbschader wrote:
 
Same for me.  I now fly to different countries to see bands (Great Big Sea, Young Dubliners) as well as get on every email list for many bands.  August has me scheduled for 8 bands (7 I have heard on RP) in SoCal. 

Just found out Porcupine Tree is OPENING for a concert in San Diego next month.  Opening?!?!?!


 

Just heard this song for the first time last night on the TV show "Human Target" and then heard it this morning here! (Lucky Me!)I can't believe I haven't heard this before now. What a great song, I'm going to go itunes and take a listen to the album. If this song is a good representation of the album I think I'm going to be a new fan! {#High-five}
lovely chrisisaac atmosphere

 drews wrote:
Bathtime in the Cynaera household?



 
Cynaera wrote:
Rated this 8, but never commented!  I'm awful.  I love the song - it sort of drives me to clean my room, or drive fast, take pictures, shampoo the dog, spend ungodly amounts of money on stuff I don't need...

It's a good song.  I'll try to dial it down as I accomplish (or don't accomplish) the above-listed things. There are some things I didn't include up there, but if I make them happen, I'll post, and thank The Boxer Rebellion for their help.{#Daisy}
 
 
I love you, guys!! I am not in the mood , to do like this, but i love to read and see your incredible comments! Thank you for make my evening nicer!!

 drews wrote:
Bathtime in the Cynaera household?



 
Cynaera wrote:
Rated this 8, but never commented!  I'm awful.  I love the song - it sort of drives me to clean my room, or drive fast, take pictures, shampoo the dog, spend ungodly amounts of money on stuff I don't need...

It's a good song.  I'll try to dial it down as I accomplish (or don't accomplish) the above-listed things. There are some things I didn't include up there, but if I make them happen, I'll post, and thank The Boxer Rebellion for their help.{#Daisy}
 
 
Oh, that is SO me!!!!!! {#Roflol} Made my day, drew - thanks! {#Hug}
Bathtime in the Cynaera household?



 
Cynaera wrote:
Rated this 8, but never commented!  I'm awful.  I love the song - it sort of drives me to clean my room, or drive fast, take pictures, shampoo the dog, spend ungodly amounts of money on stuff I don't need...

It's a good song.  I'll try to dial it down as I accomplish (or don't accomplish) the above-listed things. There are some things I didn't include up there, but if I make them happen, I'll post, and thank The Boxer Rebellion for their help.{#Daisy}
 


Very Keane like!
What a fascinating piece.  7 —> 8.  Thank Gods for RP that we can hear music like this.  I would never get this on radio in these dark times!

Unilaterally, viscerally, and gladly boosting my prior score to 8 ... and going to my audio device to listen to it
again in High Def {#Cheers}
Rated this 8, but never commented!  I'm awful.  I love the song - it sort of drives me to clean my room, or drive fast, take pictures, shampoo the dog, spend ungodly amounts of money on stuff I don't need...

It's a good song.  I'll try to dial it down as I accomplish (or don't accomplish) the above-listed things. There are some things I didn't include up there, but if I make them happen, I'll post, and thank The Boxer Rebellion for their help.{#Daisy}
 surfergirlsc wrote:
My list of must have music has grown exponentially since I started listening to RP. This just got added to my list of must haves. Thanks!
 
Fo-shizzle
All tiresome discussions of what is seminal aside—sorry ladies, no intended machismo behind this phrase—I think this song is pretty good ... definitely not what you hear on your typical radio station—at least not the ones I have access to here in the north-east of the south of the north of the west {#Devil_pimp}
 surfergirlsc wrote:
My list of must have music has grown exponentially since I started listening to RP. This just got added to my list of must haves. Thanks!
  
Same for me.  I now fly to different countries to see bands (Great Big Sea, Young Dubliners) as well as get on every email list for many bands.  August has me scheduled for 8 bands (7 I have heard on RP) in SoCal. 

Just found out Porcupine Tree is OPENING for a concert in San Diego next month.  Opening?!?!?!


 a_genuine_find wrote:
7 {#Arrowu} 8
 


My list of must have music has grown exponentially since I started listening to RP. This just got added to my list of must haves. Thanks!
sounded okay to me so far—-have to hear it a few more times.
If I am not wrong the "Boxer rebellion" was fighting
the British Opium dealers (and all things western!),

for that reason alone I am not allowed to like a band
with such a name!

Billisonfire
I'm hearing kd lang in her grunge phase, and I like it!

8 {#Arrow} 9

 RParadise wrote:
Chris Isaak meets Coldplay?
 
Perfect equation, and the result sounds good truly

Derivative. Wait, just kidding. I hate that word too. I like this song.
 Captain_D0D00 wrote:
Derivative.
 

I like how they have evoked no less than 10 different and diverse artists (not including the clearly tongue in cheek comparisons).

That's not derivative, that's evolutionary.  Unless you wanna make the case that all music is derivative of the first protohumans bangin on rocks and blowing on reeds while howling at the moon or the sun, in which case, rave on! 
 a_genuine_find wrote:
7 {#Arrowu} 8
 

Same here.
7 {#Arrowu} 8
This is very nice!! Love the guitar sound!

8
Chris Isaak meets Coldplay?
This song has been stuck in my head all weekend. And now again!

Love it.
I dig the segue from "Classical Gas".  They've definitely got a rhythmic similarity.
don't forget The Moody Blues  rdo wrote:


add Dead Can Dance
 


Likely likely, a bit of Vast, a dash of ???
 ChrisL wrote:


Except for the original stuff it is derivative of! {#Tongue-out}

I have to agree, though; 'derivative' is overused as a descriptor.

 
Original stuff?  All musical endeavors (as all art forms) are derivative of whatever came before them.  It's part of the language of Culture.  Of course, the degree of originality may vary, but nothing on this planet is 100% new and original.


 jagdriver wrote:

I hate this comment in regard to any music. ALL music is derivative!
 

Except for the original stuff it is derivative of! {#Tongue-out}

I have to agree, though; 'derivative' is overused as a descriptor.

 Captain_D0D00 wrote:
Derivative.
 
I hate this comment in regard to any music. ALL music is derivative!

You don't think Beethoven and Mozart—both contemporaries of the next composer—were influenced by Handel?

Just in these past twenty years, a lot of rock owes a huge debt to the intriguing sounds created by The Edge and his battery of gizmos and effects.


Really like this song, but not really impressed with other stuff I've heard from them. The lead singer is cute though.... :)
 Captain_D0D00 wrote:
Derivative.
 
Maybe...but intriguingly so!


Derivative.
 peyotecoyote wrote:
So far, according to our listeners, this band sounds like Vast, Chris Isaak, Keane, A Ha, Cranberries/Coldplay, James...did I get them all? Interesting.
 

add Dead Can Dance
They sound like a lot of people, also like A-HA a bit....
hmm ..the singer reminds me of the blue nile singer...
 mandolin wrote:
...sounds an awful lot like van halen...
 
LOL!! {#Roflol}
...i hear a goodly bit of the commodores, too, maybe with a dash of nancy sinatra...
 peyotecoyote wrote:
So far, according to our listeners, this band sounds like Vast, Chris Isaak, Keane, A Ha, Cranberries/Coldplay, James...did I get them all? Interesting.
 
So - if they sound like all these bands... could we say they actually have their own distinct sound?  This is where "comparisons" go quite awry.

It sounds like... music.

 sarahbean26 wrote:
Sounds a little like Chris Isaak's "wicked game"  but thats why I ike it {#Tongue}
 
I Absolutely agree, hehe

...sounds an awful lot like van halen...
 peyotecoyote wrote:
So far, according to our listeners, this band sounds like Vast, Chris Isaak, Keane, A Ha, Cranberries/Coldplay, James...did I get them all? Interesting.
 
It's Vast, Coldplay and a-ha, in that order, for me.


So far, according to our listeners, this band sounds like Vast, Chris Isaak, Keane, A Ha, Cranberries/Coldplay, James...did I get them all? Interesting.


James has much more passion in the lyrics and musicianship. This song is just plodding along for me.

7 {#Arrow} 8

it reminds me of the band...James.   Good tune.
the cranberries and coldplay... very cool

Wow. I like this.  
did not heared this before, but sounds a bit like Keane, i guess!  Like this !!

Caught my attention...sounds great
Sounds a little like Chris Isaak's "wicked game"  but thats why I ike it {#Tongue}
 ziggytrix wrote:
kinda sounds like VAST.  a bit.
 
I was thinking "A-Ha". Sounds nice. I´ll start with a 5.

I like it, 7

kinda sounds like VAST.  a bit.