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Githead — Take Off
Album: Landing
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1195









Released: 2009
Length: 5:14
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Things are not the way they're meant to be
But if you find the key the rest will follow
In the air or drifting in the sea
But if it's meant to be don't feel the sorrow

When I float in motion silently
The words they say to me are hard to swallow
All the choices that are there for me
There is no door or key the earth is hollow

Sometimes, I see the clues, I hear the words
Maybe sometimes, I see the signs, I know the lines
And if, I come across another twist
Maybe I know, I hear the signs, I see the words
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 markybx wrote:
{#Sleep} Doesn't seem to have a melody and doesn't go anywhere, so not for me, sorry
 
It certainly has a melody.
Man that is one boring outro


The solo guitar at the beginning always fools  me into thinking this is a 13th Floor Elevators song....
 TianGongZhong wrote:

The same works with "Shout to the top" from Style Council. When you start the song in the moment the plane starts accelerating then the second part of the intro begins in the moment when the plane is taking off....the perfect soundtrack for the start of a flight.
 
I tried this with a video of a takeoff.  Good call!  Made me wish I was really on a flight.
 sktillman wrote:
Nice rhythm guitar and melody, but gave this a 9 just for the bass line.

 
I am with you on that! 
 Broken_Ear wrote:
Nununununnunununununu... nunununununununu... nununununununuuuuhhhh
 
drum: boop bap, boop bap, b-boop bap, boop bap, boop bap, b-boop bap, boop bap, boop bap, b-boop bap
 maxvonevil wrote:

Dude, you're not supposed to listen to this when you're sitting in front of your computer...  Not unless said computer is embedded in the cockpit of something really fast, screaming down a runway. Get the picture? {#Music}  - It should be said that even a coach window seat and a humble MP3 player works fine too. Start the track when the pilot cranks up the engines..
 
 
 
The same works with "Shout to the top" from Style Council. When you start the song in the moment the plane starts accelerating then the second part of the intro begins in the moment when the plane is taking off....the perfect soundtrack for the start of a flight.
EVERY time I think (and hope) it's Wire....but alas.  It is still a good tune!
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
Wow...   I'm designing here at home and this song made me stop in the middle of a project to turn the volume down.   Sorry, but this song sucks.   It's actually my ears.   lol...

{#Stop}

 
Dude, you're not supposed to listen to this when you're sitting in front of your computer...  Not unless said computer is embedded in the cockpit of something really fast, screaming down a runway. Get the picture? {#Music}  - It should be said that even a coach window seat and a humble MP3 player works fine too. Start the track when the pilot cranks up the engines..
 
 
Re: the name ... maybe these guys are open-source software types.

They could be Git-heads.
Nununununnunununununu... nunununununununu... nununununununuuuuhhhh
Wow...   I'm designing here at home and this song made me stop in the middle of a project to turn the volume down.   Sorry, but this song sucks.   It's actually my ears.   lol...

{#Stop}


 Baby_M wrote:
"Take Off" is an appropriate title: this thing just gets up and goes.

 
Beauty, eh?
 Baby_M wrote:
"Take Off" is an appropriate title: this thing just gets up and goes.

 
But Githead has to be one of the worst names for an artist I've heard in quite some time.
Nice shoes.  I like this a lot today.  Firm 7 at least from dreary Bristol this morning.  Might get higher.
 Carnwaj wrote:
Good song. But a rip off of Joy Division "Incubation"

 
"Rip-off"?  It's annoying how often people in these comment threads are eager to throw around that term.  Other than this song having a different tempo and entirely different chord progression, there is a resemblance in the production sound to that song and several dozen others.  There were a lot of recording artists inspired by Joy Division though.
"Take Off" is an appropriate title: this thing just gets up and goes.
I instantly and immediatly heard the WIRE signature. Still one of my favorite bands of the 70's and 80's.
With '154' as their signature album, this is a good reminder of that great period.
Like it a lot! 
{#Sleep} Doesn't seem to have a melody and doesn't go anywhere, so not for me, sorry
 dragon1952 wrote:
Kind of Appliance-like.

 
In a relentless and broken way. 
Kind of Appliance-like.
 easmann wrote:

Bill and 'Becca generally cherry-pick just the gems, I find.

 
Yes I find that too. Several times I hear a song from a new band to me and I go to YouTube to hear more from the same album and sure enough Bill and Rebecca played the best track.  Either that or I just happen to like what R & B like.
 nszasz wrote:
Well I bought it and, yup, all pretty good. But this is still the fav track.
 
Bill and 'Becca generally cherry-pick just the gems, I find.
Nice rhythm guitar and melody, but gave this a 9 just for the bass line.
 ottovonb wrote:

I agree and the wall-of-sound groove kind of reminds me of Ride as well, especially "Vapour Trail."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVhNi5cU8mo

 
Another great call!
Good song. But a rip off of Joy Division "Incubation"
I really like this song.  It took me a while, but I finally realized what the guitar reminds me of — She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult
I think if my boys said they were thinking of calling their new band "Githead" I would probably say try something else.  I suppose it is better than something like The Butt Hole Surfers!
 Alexandra wrote:
I love the driving beat in this song.

 
I came here to say the same thing.
I love the driving beat in this song.
Haven't heard them before, but quite like it. Will look out for more.
I love BRMC, even when it is Githead...
{#Bananajam}Turn it up!
 Hans_Heintz wrote:
Oops, Wire member on board so predates them all 😳

 
Huh. Thanks for the tip; I never thought to look.
OMG this song drives me insane! Too repetitive. The first gajillion times I heard it I really thought it was ok, now I hit mute every time I hear you play it.

I think it's the only song you play that I don't like! Seriously, I love you guys and the music you play. Just not this song. :)
 szasz wrote:
Thinking about buying this,,, is the rest of the CD like this? As good?
Thanks 

 
Well I bought it and, yup, all pretty good. But this is still the fav track.
I heard they have a new album out in 2014 - not heard anything from it on RP...thoughts anyone?  Bill?
Fantastic track.. 
Perfect - just like a great song should sound!


Well cool tune this - infact, damn good album. Thanks for the inter RP {#Jump}
Preceded by Joan Armatrading - so this is rather a let down. 
Thinking about buying this,,, is the rest of the CD like this? As good?
Thanks 
Very cool tune and definitely has a strong Wire influence, in fact I thought at first it was a Wire song I somehow missed. {#Bananajam}
 Hans_Heintz wrote:
Oops, Wire member on board so predates them all 😳

 
Good call on Wire, and toss in a little Dandy Warhols as well.
 ashmj000 wrote:

The Stone Roses/The Cult... catchy, none the less.



 
I felt the Cult as well...
Oops, Wire member on board so predates them all 😳
Roots: Loop (gilded eternity) and Joy Division from there, or just JD i would say
 mortrates wrote:
The bass - it makes my furniture & other stuff shake. Me likes.{#Guitarist}
 
lol ... I can feel it in my chest. 
The bass - it makes my furniture & other stuff shake. Me likes.{#Guitarist}
 vaiodon wrote:
Git being a common term, in the British Isles, for an unsavoury male rather than, say, the software world's  source code repository.
 
As in …and curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid git!? (The Beatles, 1968, "I'm So Tired")
The music I like, that repetitive foundation is good. The name I'm not so sure about, it reminds of a child-like derogatory insult, like, 'you poo-head'. (Git being a common term, in the British Isles, for an unsavoury male rather than, say, the software world's  source code repository).
Is it better to give or to git?
 ashmj000 wrote:

The Stone Roses/The Cult... catchy, none the less.



 

Take off eh (bob & doug)

The Stone Roses/The Cult... catchy, none the less.


I love the monotonous beat. 8,
 MirageRF wrote:
Everyone in my alien abduction support group is ambivalent about this song and strongly so.

 
{#Lol}
 Foot wrote:

Love the Lush mention, maybe RP can mine that vein in the future.

 
I agree and the wall-of-sound groove kind of reminds me of Ride as well, especially "Vapour Trail."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVhNi5cU8mo


 coloradojohn wrote:
Whoah, what a groove!  Like the best of Ivy, Lush, Pinback, Silversun Pickups and Secret Machines all rolled into one...
I've Taken Off! 

 
Love the Lush mention, maybe RP can mine that vein in the future.
Not bad but have 1-hit wonder written all over 'em.
 MirageRF wrote:
Everyone in my alien abduction support group is ambivalent about this song and strongly so.
 

I simultaneously demur and concur...
 
Everyone in my alien abduction support group is ambivalent about this song and strongly so.
I've been sitting at a computer too long.

I read the album as "GitHead — Loading"

'Oh cool! A band of programmers!!' 
Not bad!
 aspicer wrote:
Diggin' it - cool groove.  It has several ingredients blended in that I really like.
 
Yup.
malca shpiegel yoyo & her dear husbent  collin newman 
respect!!!
wish rp played some minimal compact{#Notworthy} 
Shoe-gaze meets UNKLE? Very hypnotic melodies. 
Dig it!
Whoah, what a groove!  Like the best of Ivy, Lush, Pinback, Silversun Pickups and Secret Machines all rolled into one...
I've Taken Off! 
Awesome Shoegaze!
GREAT SONG!





'Githead' - great name {#Roflol}
N-ICE-House somebody...?
 
rdo wrote:
I almost thought I was hearing Stereolab for a second.  Nope,
 
Yeah, this REALLY sounds like them.
where's that confounded bridge?
nice...
Rather boring - 3
"And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid . . ."
Diggin' it - cool groove.  It has several ingredients blended in that I really like.
I almost thought I was hearing Stereolab for a second.  Nope,
I like it.

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Those opening guitar notes had me guessing it was the 13th Floor Elevators....
Nice sound, it keeps stable environment to keep the mind working well! (I'm studying and listening RP)