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Spoon — Got Nuffin
Album: Transference
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6.7

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Total ratings: 992









Released: 2010
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 2
When I'm with you, all my brothers, oh
I feel like a king
It feels like I'm dreaming

When that blood goes rattling through my veins
My ears start to ring
I notice what matters

And I got nothing to lose but darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but bitterness and patterns

When I can't find the way to reach you my love
I'm just not the same
Just the same

When I know you're watching out for me
I know what I'm knowing
I can see what matters

And I got nothing to lose but darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but emptiness and hang-ups
Oooo

Oh, when I know you're watching out for me
I look for what matters
And I notice what matters

And I got nothing to lose but darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but loneliness and patterns

The flowers blooming, the trains collide
Ahhh
I don't got a thing to lose
Comments (74)add comment
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I pretty much enjoy everything they do.  It's a rare pleasure to not have to skip filler tracks.  Good stuff and instantly identifiable style.
 
I just recently realized that I've _really_ liked pretty much every Spoon song I've heard.  My appreciation for them has definitely grown.
Yuk.
Play something different.
Paint it Black.
after rocking with early zz top, this sounds pretty lame like they've only just started to earn the guitar
I pretty much enjoy everything they do.  It's a rare pleasure to not have to skip filler tracks.  Good stuff and instantly identifiable style.
 mandolin wrote:
...i generally can't stand spoon (their vocalist sounds too close to billy joel for my nerves), but the production on this track is pretty impressive work...
 
....Billy Joel?
HOW is this just a 6.6 with the wisdom and good taste of RP listeners??!  {#Ask}
...i generally can't stand spoon (their vocalist sounds too close to billy joel for my nerves), but the production on this track is pretty impressive work...
 lmic wrote:

Heh... the opening track on Chicago IX - the very first album I ever bought for myself, age 12, at the original Tower Records, here in Sacramento, no less. I can hear that riff now that you mention it. Thanks for the memories.
{#Sunny}
(And trash-talk Terry Kath only at your peril...)

 
Different riff, different chords; it's played at the same tempo with similar phrasing.  Was it intentional?  Possibly.
 B4real wrote:
RESPECT 2 SPOON ,these lyrix r supagoood,word!

When I’m with you all my brothers oooh
I feel like a king
It feels like I’m dreaming
When that blood goes rattling through my veins
My ears start to ring
I notice what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Bitterness and patterns When I can’t find the way to reach you my love
I’m just not the same
Just the same
When I know you’re watching out for me
I know what I’m knowing
I can see what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Emptiness and hang-ups Oh, when I know you’re watching out for me
I look for what matters
And I notice what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Loneliness and patterns
 
pure poetry {#Music} inasmuch as the Sex Pistols wrote pure poetry - of our times....for a love song I like that it's gritty (although he's singing about Brothers, is it a love song?)


 


Has anything amusing ever happened to you in connection with spoons?
i was starting to dance ——good song.
I associate this song with House ... growing on me, 8!
Great tune - probably the best on this album.  

Saw them live several months back and they TORE IT UP on this song....
Heard this song for the first time on HOUSE last night, I'm really diggin' this{#Bananajam}
 1wolfy wrote:
Great bass and overall groove.  The coarse/wild vocals kick ass
 Yes!!!  {#Dancingbanana_2}    Chair dancing ensues ... {#Dancingbanana}


 listen_n_sf wrote:
I've had anuffa this one.
 
Agreed.

Spoon - Got Nuffin, Live (2010)
Spoon performs "Got Nuffin", from their latest album "Transference", live at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on 01.20.10.



 lmic wrote:

Seh... the opening track on Chicago IX - the very first album I ever bought for myself, age 12, at the original Tower Records, here in Sacramento, no less. I can hear that riff now that you mention it. Thanks for the memories.
{#Sunny}
(And trash-talk Terry Kath only at your peril...)
 
Yep....sure do. And Terry Kath was a guitar god, btw. Early Chicago Rocks!

 nate917 wrote:
Exceptionally mediocre, and embarrassingly overrated.
 
Sorry that was me... if I move my 3 to a 2 does that help?
I don't know ... I just like it!{#Dancingbanana}
Got Nuffin? Yep. . . spot on. Lazy music is fine if you can back it up, but I don't hear it here.As I was writing this, the next track came on (currently The Who - The Real Me) and I was hit with a wall of amazing talent. The contrast from Spoon was huge. Got Nuffin? In comparison I'd have to agree.
notice the guitar is off at times as well..it is intentional. the_real_mccoy wrote:
I like it, but can't help feeling it'd be way better if he actually hit summa them notes. I bet he can, but he's just too cool to bother?
 


Exceptionally mediocre, and embarrassingly overrated.
It's there.
An eight for me.
"I don't got a thing to loose"
 Gregorama wrote:
...progressive and fresh.
 
Good call


So much rock!!! ... spilling out of the edges of the spoon! Yeah!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
I could not say if this is poorly engineered for my ears, but I feel that the heavy and monotonous drum line is way too present to let the rest shine a little. A solid 3 for me, maybe a 4 in 10 years when I am deaf. 
I like it, but can't help feeling it'd be way better if he actually hit summa them notes. I bet he can, but he's just too cool to bother?
Nice seque from Hard Days night! 
One of the finest among newer modern bands. Truly progressive and fresh.
I haven't heard much from this band but even though this track is very simple it's really effective.
Great bass and overall groove.  The coarse/wild vocals kick ass
I've had anuffa this one.


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Why I love them - Spoon brings a unique indie style to their music that I find undeniable. Spoon is definitely one of my favorite ipod bands - bands that I love to walk around campus to. My favorites are the albums Gimme Fiction, Kill the Moonlight, and GaGaGaGaGa. wnick87

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after hearing this many times i started to like it—-the music especially; yes, it's very derivative and maybe the lyrics too confessional; but on Allen Ginsberg's b'day we can have confessional.
LOVE IT!!! Smooth obnoxious derivative with a TWIST i.e. original, abrasive: perfect coda for RP for old farts like Bill and me who lived the heyday of KLRB and all that great diverse early 80's stuff all smished up next to each other....

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! 
{#Dancingbanana}
 window wrote:
They rocked the National here last night.  Tight, with more stage presence than I had expected.  Right on, boys!
 
They do rock. Spoonerific!
 Wisecrowe wrote:
This is totally boring, lame when held up to there earlier efforts. I'm not vibin' it.{#Rolleyes}
 
I completely agree

boring, repetitive, lacks hooks, melody

like hitting my head against a wall
what's the point ?

The opening lines have a very Alex DeLarge feel to them.

 FrankMc wrote:
Anybody else hear "25 or 6 to 4" as it starts out?
 
Heh... the opening track on Chicago IX - the very first album I ever bought for myself, age 12, at the original Tower Records, here in Sacramento, no less. I can hear that riff now that you mention it. Thanks for the memories.
{#Sunny}
(And trash-talk Terry Kath only at your peril...)


boy how the 80's killed so many ... what memories... usually I do not appreciate this song.... THX
 FrankMc wrote:
Anybody else hear "25 or 6 to 4" as it starts out? Hmmm, I imagine many Spooners would not have a clue what that question means, but perhaps some of y'all who were around when the whole world was watching.

 

I was hoping to live the rest of my life without even a vague reminder of that.
They rocked the National here last night.  Tight, with more stage presence than I had expected.  Right on, boys!

{#Bananajam}{#Yes} bbryan wrote:
Rock n' roll - pure and simple...seriously digging it
 


{#Dancingbanana_2}
Rock n' roll - pure and simple...seriously digging it
 nate917 wrote:
After this comment, you made three more.  So much for nuffin to say.
 
Busted! It's a fair cop, I am guilty as charged. There's nuffin I can do except shuffle off into the darkness and shadows with my tail between my legs.....

Hearing this constantly would be enhanced interrogation, but I rather liked it this time.
This song is the first song in a looong time that moves me on so many levels... Love that they employed Eggleston for the cover and Freud for influence. love. love. love. 
There's nothing like a little spooning.
Hmmm... you may have something there, very interesting. I think the opening of 'Got Nuffin' also sounds a bit like 'We Got the Beat' by the Go-Go's ...?

 FrankMc wrote:
Anybody else hear "25 or 6 to 4" as it starts out? Hmmm, I imagine many Spooners would not have a clue what that question means, but perhaps some of y'all who were around when the whole world was watching.

 

 peter_james_bond wrote:
I got nuffin to say except that Spoon continues their winning streak! Basic, catchy rock'n'roll with that special Spoon sound.

 
After this comment, you made three more.  So much for nuffin to say.

Anybody else hear "25 or 6 to 4" as it starts out? Hmmm, I imagine many Spooners would not have a clue what that question means, but perhaps some of y'all who were around when the whole world was watching.

Wisecrowe wrote:
This is totally boring, lame when held up to there earlier efforts. I'm not vibin' it.{#Rolleyes}

Agreed, this is the most elementary and boring bass riff I've ever heard. Monotonous and brain dead!

RESPECT 2 SPOON ,these lyrix r supagoood,word!

When I’m with you all my brothers oooh
I feel like a king
It feels like I’m dreaming
When that blood goes rattling through my veins
My ears start to ring
I notice what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Bitterness and patterns When I can’t find the way to reach you my love
I’m just not the same
Just the same
When I know you’re watching out for me
I know what I’m knowing
I can see what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Emptiness and hang-ups Oh, when I know you’re watching out for me
I look for what matters
And I notice what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Loneliness and patterns
 


This is totally boring, lame when held up to there earlier efforts. I'm not vibin' it.{#Rolleyes}
When this first started I though I was getting some old Go-Go's.  Too bad...  {#Stupid}
Amagad, new Spoon!
SP...OOOOOOOON! {#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Guitarist}{#Yell}
This song is an interesting combination of bad spelling - the song title - and good writing - the lyrics:

When I’m with you all my brothers oooh
I feel like a king
It feels like I’m dreaming
When that blood goes rattling through my veins
My ears start to ring
I notice what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Bitterness and patterns When I can’t find the way to reach you my love
I’m just not the same
Just the same
When I know you’re watching out for me
I know what I’m knowing
I can see what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Emptiness and hang-ups Oh, when I know you’re watching out for me
I look for what matters
And I notice what matters And I got nothing to lose but
Darkness and shadows
Got nothing to lose but
Loneliness and patterns
So much to like about Spoon.  I'll tolerate the phlegmy voice for now.
I like it. Spoon does very consistent work.
YAAAAAAAY! thank you for playing all of this great new music today, bill. 
You can stream the whole album on NPR until 1/19: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122279793&sc=nl&cc=asc-20100111

Nice. New ablum?

UPDATE: Well, duh - it says "Released 2010"


Reminds me of the Ramone's 'I Wanna Be Sedated'. That is cool. {#Music}
 rascal420 wrote:


Reminds me of "The Tick" and his superhero rallying cry.

Which was, of course, Spoon!
 
So stoked to see this here.  Thought i was the only one to be struggling to appreciate what i accept sounds like a pretty good track because i'm thinking about the Tick shouting "Spoon" while Arthur uses his battle cry "Not in the face".
 fredriley wrote:
Reminds me of Private Eye's 'Me and my spoon' column. "So, has anything amusing every happened to you in connection with spoons?"

I'll get me coat...
 

Reminds me of "The Tick" and his superhero rallying cry.

Which was, of course, Spoon!
I hope there's more than one song on the album. This one is good though: 7
Reminds me of Private Eye's 'Me and my spoon' column. "So, has anything amusing every happened to you in connection with spoons?"

I'll get me coat...
I got nuffin to say except that Spoon continues their winning streak! Basic, catchy rock'n'roll with that special Spoon sound.