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Kasabian — Let's Roll Just Like We Used To
Album: Velociraptor!
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Released: 2011
Length: 4:43
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Out of my garden, passed the battle cruiser
We jumped over cemetery gates
There on the wasteland, we saw the horizon
I noticed your pupils dilate

They're at it again, let's roll just like we used to
In fields when we were young our hearts got lost in the circles
We had it all, a rise and fall

Came from the booze and the fags generation
And prayed for the mayhem to start
You said you were foolish but I saw the genius
In pulling the stitches apart

They're at it again, let's roll just like we used to
In fields when we were young our hearts got lost in the circles
We had it all, a rise and fall
So raise your glass to the ones who have passed
And the ones that got away, oh
They're at it again, let's roll just like we used to
In fields when we were young our hearts got lost in the circles
We had it all, a rise and fall
I saw her face, way out in space
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 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
It's like they had an idea when hearing that Hall & Oates "Man Eater" song on the radio..."I know, let's take the backing of that song and we can write a different melody and lyrics and multi-track on top because none of our fans will have a clue who Hall & Oates were!".

To be serious for a moment... I know you can't really have Intellectual Property on a backing track or back beat but this is one of the most blatant deconstructions and reconstructions of a recognisable and famous song that I have ever heard.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
 
Wow, you really are overthinking this. I heard "Maneater" a kajillion times in the 1980s, and I've heard this Kasabian song numerous times, and not once have I thought that one sounded like the other. I even listened to "Maneater" right after hearing this song, because of your comment, and...yeah, no. I have an inkling of what you're talking about, but it's just that: an inkling. Sorry, dude.

That said, Hall & Oates are really underrated.

(ETA: I scrolled back in the comments and saw that someone compared this song to Iron Maiden's "Aces High," and I hear that much more than "Maneater.")
First time hearing this and gave it a 8
If I wasn't already at an 8 on this one, I'd go +1 based on how good of a segue from Cream's "Deserted Cities of the Heart" it was....nicely done Mr. Goldsmith...and LLRP!!
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
It's like they had an idea when hearing that Hall & Oates "Man Eater" song on the radio..."I know, let's take the backing of that song and we can write a different melody and lyrics and multi-track on top because none of our fans will have a clue who Hall & Oates were!".

To be serious for a moment... I know you can't really have Intellectual Property on a backing track or back beat but this is one of the most blatant deconstructions and reconstructions of a recognisable and famous song that I have ever heard.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
 

LOL I'd say you're over thinking this due to your bias against them.
It's like they had an idea when hearing that Hall & Oates "Man Eater" song on the radio..."I know, let's take the backing of that song and we can write a different melody and lyrics and multi-track on top because none of our fans will have a clue who Hall & Oates were!".

To be serious for a moment... I know you can't really have Intellectual Property on a backing track or back beat but this is one of the most blatant deconstructions and reconstructions of a recognisable and famous song that I have ever heard.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
 Zep wrote:

Ha! I thought at first it was a Hall and Oates riff. 

 
I did too. Man Eater.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
They must know someone famous or this wouldn't sell.  UK students would say this was great....
 
Those seem like somewhat contradictory statements.
Like their stuff, this is my fave from them, voice is a little Oasis-esque whiney though
Nice song, but it's a very overrated band.
Great band. Would like to hear more here.
 cubaninlondon wrote:
Guitar riff at the beginning reminds me of Iron Maiden's "Aces High".

Greetings from London. 

 
Lol same here. I posted and then looked here to find your comment.
I. Thought intro was cover of aces high.
 fredriley wrote:
That opening reminds me of the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band's intro: "here's J Arthur Rank on gong":

J Arthur Rank on gong

 
Think I need to go for a J Arthur meself.

Exits stage left at a high rate of knots.............


...who really cares what he wrote. keep playing all this great music Bill. i'm loving it as always

mr generous wrote:
 blah blah blah ...more pretentious drivel.   

 

They must know someone famous or this wouldn't sell.  UK students would say this was great....
SOUR..
Confused
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Nasty mash-up of The Damned "Alone Again Or" and Hall & Oates.  Contrived nonsense to my ears.
 
Ha! I thought at first it was a Hall and Oates riff. 
Nasty mash-up of The Damned "Alone Again Or" and Hall & Oates.  Contrived nonsense to my ears.
Blizzard here in DC...it's only dec 9....sigh...need more good music to get me through this...
this is a great song to drive to...
..what's velocitaptor got to do with it?..
Guitar riff at the beginning reminds me of Iron Maiden's "Aces High".

Greetings from London. 
SO bored of this song - it just doesn't hold up.
 mauguima wrote:
At first sight at the album cover, I saw a swastika. No cool!
 
I would like to see you do a Rorschach test.
moany moany monay moan.....
 blueice7 wrote:
{#Ass}
 


I like it... it swings and has a groove baby!
 SmackDaddy wrote:


Bacadiar Kasabian
same number of syllables? Guess I never realized how similar the words Cow and Hat were. {#Nyah}  
 
Placement of the vowels, primarily.
{#Ass}
 mauguima wrote:
At first sight at the album cover, I saw a swastika. No cool!
 
Ninja flying star for me.

The TV ads they ran (Amazon were heavily discounting the MP3 download at Christmas) had the heads moving slowly round in a circle, it was plain bizarre on the eye.
This is the best of their recent work, and that's saying something. After 2006/2007 they fell off the radar and went a bit wacko stylistically.

At the time I was glad they hadn't stuck to writing the swaggering football terrace anthem style of song that was their bread and butter. In retrospect, those were unfortunately far more enjoyable than the songs from their last three albums. Some of their stuff has been so off the wall as to be almost incomprehensibly dreary. Can't believe they're still signed.

Meighan's voice just doesn't work with the current stuff they're doing. At least they aren't applying weird processing to all the instruments and his voice now, some of their previous singles are borderline unlistenable to me. (I consider myself a VERY tolerant music fan when it comes to music outside of my regular scope!)

A generous four for this, mostly because Meighan (mostly) stayed in tune and it didn't feel like a cheap weed-induced attempt at stoner indie rock.
 railroadwail wrote:

I'm hearing Hall and Oates, "She's a Maneater" here.  Anyone else?

 
A little bit - mostly the keyboards, but there's a similar feel to the choruses in general.  "Maneater" wasn't exactly a personal favorite, and likewise this isn't my favorite Kasabian song.  Their debut was fantastic but I haven't heard anything at that level from them since.
Vocally he sounds like a slurred version of Liam Gallagher,conclusion utter rubbish.
 railroadwail wrote:

I'm hearing Hall and Oates, "She's a Maneater" here.  Anyone else?

 
Yup, singing "oh no here she comes"

I'm hearing Hall and Oates, "She's a Maneater" here.  Anyone else?


Can't give this more than a 4.
 Bacadiar wrote:
This song has been in my head since Friday morning, but it feels like I've known it for years.
Funny thing I noticed today, Kasabian is similar to my username. Really liking this band!
 

Bacadiar Kasabian
same number of syllables? Guess I never realized how similar the words Cow and Hat were. {#Nyah}  

This song has been in my head since Friday morning, but it feels like I've known it for years.
Funny thing I noticed today, Kasabian is similar to my username. Really liking this band!
orchestration sounds like it should be a movie from a James Bond soundtrack
It's growing on me, bit by bit.  5 > 6.
trumpet at the start hinted at a cover of "I need Love" by LL COOL J.   it was pure pop but maybe someone should do a quality cover, like GUN did to Cameos "word up".
 mauguima wrote:
At first sight at the album cover, I saw a swastika. No cool!
 

You and Bobert are ruining a perfectly good song with your overactive imaginations.
I always see Bush and Chaney with this one....
At first sight at the album cover, I saw a swastika. No cool!
Bonus points for the opening segment
I didnt know they had a new album. Thanks RP.
Catchy, definitely up there.
Where have you been?
Very interesting run from Joni Mitchell to Arvo Part to this.
Works for me (though I'm still struggling with Joni Mitchell).
Fun album, I like it a lot. "Rolling" can also refer to taking X
 fredriley wrote:

Please don't go looking for a fight. The poster was just sayin', is all. No need to read racist intent into a simple posting.

 
I think I'm going to cautiously take Fred's POV on this one. It's sorta like James McMurtry talking about "bad ass Hebrews" in "Choctaw Bingo." I would suggest the poster is describing a culture clash more than anything else—and attempting to do it with an assumed dialect ("furrin' language"). Points more to satire than racism.

At any rate, don't let any of the offended even near a Sacha Baron Cohen flick. Ashes, anyone?

 nano wrote:

wow— everyone is so oversensitive about race... its totally okay to make an observation about the strangeness of other cultures, even the parts that are unpleasant (like disgusting fried animals). i literally hate everyone who is so politically correct they want to inhibit normal expression about the differences happening in this world.  mister bearbaby was saying 'this music reminds me of central asian neighbors who smoked a lot, wore cheap cologne, laughed constantly, fried animal parts, and distorted their boomboxes'—- it is no more racist than the film Lost in Translation portraying Japanese EXACTLY like he just described— he's clearly a writer and using the language in a descriptive way to set a feel, and there's nothing to get bent out of shape about whatsoever. 
 
who's a writer?
I hope you don't mean the OP...

The numbering scheme on the other hand was *obviously* deliberately inconsistent. Come on, people.

 1wolfy wrote:
outcast he trespassed where no wolf may tread..the last sacred haunt of the dead....do you hear it ?    Genesis
Interesting observation... Would not have been my first idea, but when you mention it...
Kind of improves the listening experience for me... 


Since I don't think they're intentionally trying to annoy me I'll give it a 3.
I like this song, but the intro always weirds me out.
Not sure if it is a sample or not, but hearing the keyboard refrain from Bowie's "Modern Love"...
outcast he trespassed where no wolf may tread..the last sacred haunt of the dead....do you hear it ?    Genesis


Dare I say that I think this song is now getting overplayed on RP?! I enjoy it but that's dropping off as much as I'm hearing it.
Let's just roll like we used to, The bong wastes too much pot.
I like this song more every time I hear it. 8 > 9
That opening reminds me of the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band's intro: "here's J Arthur Rank on gong":

J Arthur Rank on gong
Ho-Hum it is...
 Art_Carnage wrote:
This is really awful. Obviously ripping off The Doors' "Spanish Caravan", a song that also sucks.
 
Art, you really need to get away from "Spanish Caravan": it doesn't sound like thisong at all and it is not the Root of All Evil

Robbie Krieger's about to get a restraining order on you...
 

This band's always been a 6–7 for me, no big deal, but I'm giving this a 4. Not much going for it.
 olivertwist wrote:

OK you two. Break it up.

Hey RDO, what do you think of this song? I'm a fan of it.
 

Done.  {#Angel}  (I love it)

 rdo wrote:


Thank you for taking care of the situation.  Things were really getting out of hand.  Your leadership is much appreciated.
 
OK you two. Break it up.

Hey RDO, what do you think of this song? I'm a fan of it.
This is really awful. Obviously ripping off The Doors' "Spanish Caravan", a song that also sucks.

 fredriley wrote:

Please don't go looking for a fight. The poster was just sayin', is all. No need to read racist intent into a simple posting.

 

Thank you for taking care of the situation.  Things were really getting out of hand.  Your leadership is much appreciated.
 cosmiclint wrote:
Just a dash of Hall and Oats' Maneater.
 
Indeed!
Also, I thought at first that Kula Shaker had reincarnated (again). (And that's before I read the comments re "Asian dudes").

 Zep wrote:

I admit I am also appalled by your post. Not at the mention of the Central Asian dudes, but your numbering scheme.

"1" followed by "b" then "III" and "D" and finally "Last" ? PLEASE!
 

 
I guess you were the only other person who noticed that curious numbering convention.  That author must be a "for'ner".  Good tune, by the way.


 misterbearbaby wrote:
I live next to these wacko central-Asian dudes and they're always playing crap exactly like this only in some weird furrin' language. I will eternally associate it with: 1,) cigarette smoke; .b.) cheap cologne;  III.)  shreiking laughter;  D.) frying animal parts;  and  Last.) boomboxes at ten percent distortion.
 
I admit I am also appalled by your post. Not at the mention of the Central Asian dudes, but your numbering scheme.

"1" followed by "b" then "III" and "D" and finally "Last" ? PLEASE!
 

Just a dash of Hall and Oats' Maneater.
 vandal wrote:

Oasis doesn't have the equipment to do Muse. . . just sayin' 
 
 
Oh yes.  I love language.  There are soooo many different connotations to the usage of "equipment" here.  I'm figuring that by "equipment", Vandal isn't referring to amps.  And I thoroughly agree. 

 misterbearbaby wrote:
I live next to these wacko central-Asian dudes and they're always playing crap exactly like this only in some weird furrin' language. I will eternally associate it with: 1,) cigarette smoke; .b.) cheap cologne;  III.)  shreiking laughter;  D.) frying animal parts;  and  Last.) boomboxes at ten percent distortion.
 
wow— everyone is so oversensitive about race... its totally okay to make an observation about the strangeness of other cultures, even the parts that are unpleasant (like disgusting fried animals). i literally hate everyone who is so politically correct they want to inhibit normal expression about the differences happening in this world.  mister bearbaby was saying 'this music reminds me of central asian neighbors who smoked a lot, wore cheap cologne, laughed constantly, fried animal parts, and distorted their boomboxes'—- it is no more racist than the film Lost in Translation portraying Japanese EXACTLY like he just described— he's clearly a writer and using the language in a descriptive way to set a feel, and there's nothing to get bent out of shape about whatsoever. 
Is that Linda Kasabians.  Can't wait for Krenwinkle.

 
clwguy wrote:
yeah, no racist intent there which is why the op didn't mention the race of the "weird" neighbors.

this is the problem... we allow for these little "innocent" comments, but they aren't quite so innocent. no sorry, there is no room for this. even a little.

 fredriley wrote:

Please don't go looking for a fight. The poster was just sayin', is all. No need to read racist intent into a simple posting.
 
 
Have to agree with clwguy. The fact they mentioned the race. The fact that it was a bit...IDK...oddly phrased?  (what's a furrin' language, anyway) and the fact that it was absolutely not about the music makes it, in my opinion, inappropriate. Still, anyone can post anything they want here without moderation. I think in this case they were called to task and I think THAT was appropriate. We need to police ourselves or someone else will.
...hey, this is pretty cool...
yeah, no racist intent there which is why the op didn't mention the race of the "weird" neighbors.

this is the problem... we allow for these little "innocent" comments, but they aren't quite so innocent. no sorry, there is no room for this. even a little.

 fredriley wrote:

Please don't go looking for a fight. The poster was just sayin', is all. No need to read racist intent into a simple posting.
 


 clwguy wrote:
so they're weird because they're central-Asian? Or because they shriek with laughter like people who enjoy life do? Or because they fry animal parts like they do at most American restaurants? Or because their boombox distorts music like every boombox ever made does?
Or 
maybe because they're just not white republicans?

 
Please don't go looking for a fight. The poster was just sayin', is all. No need to read racist intent into a simple posting.

so they're weird because they're central-Asian? Or because they shriek with laughter like people who enjoy life do? Or because they fry animal parts like they do at most American restaurants? Or because their boombox distorts music like every boombox ever made does?
Or 
maybe because they're just not white republicans?

I like this song.

 misterbearbaby wrote:
I live next to these wacko central-Asian dudes and they're always playing crap exactly like this only in some weird furrin' language. I will eternally associate it with: 1,) cigarette smoke; .b.) cheap cologne;  III.)  shreiking laughter;  D.) frying animal parts;  and  Last.) boomboxes at ten percent distortion.
 


I live next to these wacko central-Asian dudes and they're always playing crap exactly like this only in some weird furrin' language. I will eternally associate it with: 1,) cigarette smoke; .b.) cheap cologne;  III.)  shreiking laughter;  D.) frying animal parts;  and  Last.) boomboxes at ten percent distortion.

No, this is it:  Space 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6AeumXb2Zc
This band sure has a wide variety of styles in their songs!  That's cool, keeps me guessing.  I like almost all of their stuff — not quite sure on this one.  6 for now 
I keep thinking I should like these guys ..but...
 Jelani wrote:
sounds kind of like Oasis trying to do Muse.
 
Oasis doesn't have the equipment to do Muse. . . just sayin' 
 
I gave it a 6 before.  could be a 7 now.......I just don't know
I looove this song, heard it here for the first time, and with each listening it gets better! 
Overrated band, average post brit-pop.
 FeydBaron wrote:
The intro to this song just screams "zombie jazz" to me.
 
{#Roflol}{#Clap} Yep, it's pretty disturbing. It would be good as an intro to a gruesome zombie computer game, such as Stubbs the Zombie.

This number, and this group, are really growing on me. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

This is actually not bad. I hear so much stuff that I don't hear anything. Singers voice reminds me a bit of Muse a group that I cannot stand but musically it is not too bad I guess. Ringing endorsment, right? Not rating.
That intro sounds like what we used to do as kids - 
Go up to an operating window fan and say "aaaoooo aaAAAAaa  ooOOOaaa" into it and it would sound really weird.
Is that what he means by roll like we used to? 
 SinisterDexter wrote:


To me it sounds like "Modern Love" by Bowie.
 

Posted: Oct 09, 2011 - 11:34< Reply >

drewd wrote: I keep hearing Hall and Oates- Watch out here she comes- she's a man eater.. help


i totally agree with both of you... now I'll never hear Modern Love without hearing Man-eater. bummer
 drewd wrote:
I keep hearing Hall and Oates- Watch out here she comes- she's a man eater.. help
 

To me it sounds like "Modern Love" by Bowie.
Rolling = taking X, in case you didn't know.
sounds kind of like Oasis trying to do Muse.
 Nerubo wrote:
Am I the only one that thinks the intro and song are not talking to each other, and might as well be two different songs? 
 

Agreed. The song would be better without the intro. Good tune, though, aside from that unnecessary intro.
Am I the only one that thinks the intro and song are not talking to each other, and might as well be two different songs? 
Sounds like Doves gone Big Band (the rhythm and style of the song, not the vocalist).

EDIT: Yeah drewd, just got the Maneater vibe from Darryl John and Hall Ass, too.


I keep hearing Hall and Oates- Watch out here she comes- she's a man eater.. help
New Kasabian! Awesome. {#Daisy}
Not a fan of Kasabian, this is very nice!
really good new album. i love kasabian and glad RP plays them!
 Alexandra wrote:
I am loving what I hear from this new CD!
 
Me too.
David Bowie Modern Love
The intro to this song just screams "zombie jazz" to me.
I am loving what I hear from this new CD!