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The Dandy Warhols — Autumn Carnival
Album: This Machine
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Released: 2012
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You come around to the autumn carnival (ooo)
It's glowing like a jack-o-latern on the hill (ooo)
You should be younger now than you were then
Trading silver for a thrill
You come around to the autumn carnival (ooo)
There is a fog in the hall of mirrors (ooo)
The ghost of has jumped the track
Like a carousel which is turning back
Create all the things that you lack
You can go there if you need
And you can surely fix you gauranteed
Ferris wheel unshadows and shatters (ooo)

Across the ground into the eyes of the innocent (ooo)

The carnie spits at the waxing moon
And all that hell that was gone too soon
You can go there if you need
And it will surely fix you gauranteed
Here comes the rain so you move inside (ooo)
There is no compass, there is no guide (ooo)
And is no mask behind which to hide
You come around to the autumn carnival
You come around to the autumn carnival
And you can take it with you if you need
'Cuz it will surely fix you gauranteed
You come around to the autumn carnival
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 dig wrote:
I was just starting to like this, then I read all the comments.

 

That should not affect your feelings toward the song at all, if you like it, you like it, if you don't, you don't.  Screw what everyone else thinks.
 templebeautiful wrote:
Very underrated band. And prolific...check out their catalog.

 

I don't think they are underrated at all.  They are pretty successful, perhaps more than their actual music dictates.
Very underrated band. And prolific...check out their catalog.
I was just starting to like this, then I read all the comments.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Unmistakable ear for melody and feel for the beat.
 
This has to be sarcasm right? 
ROFL

I can get down with the Dandy's, but this is shit is weak.
Wake up man, you're doing a vocal take. 
The background vocals are provided by drummer Brent "Fathead" DeBoer.  I love the Dandys also and saw them last Summer in Charlotte, NC at the Fillmore.  My son and I actually got hang out with them until about 3:30 am that night.   They are very approachable "normal" people despite the persona of the Dandy's.  Courtney Taylor-Taylor, despite his reputation as being opinionated etc, I found to be really a warm and generous person.  He's a well read, intellectual, west coast type, sprinkled with a healthy ego so it would not surprise me in the least that he might be the type to not suffer fools wisely.  But, like any artist I'm a fan of, it's all about the music!

My son's favorite band growing up was the Dandys and now my son considers them friends.  He even went to Portland spend some time with them (primarily Courtney) because he is studying music business here in Virginia.  He even got to do some recording at the "Odditorium" where they produce themselves and other bands via their label "Beat the World" records.

That entire story seems really surreal to me now.  I can't believe it even happened.
I uploaded this months back and it was instant sorried.  Glad to see it resuscitated and added to the playlist although my upload still shows sorry.
Was not aware of a new Dandy's recording. How's the rest of the album?  I like this...
DW's at 7.52 and 8.30! Ahhhh.
Love the Dandys. Not my favorite tune by this great band though.
The song's OK, but the background vocalist rubs me the wrong way. I think I just don't like the notes he's singing...
For a brief moment ...
"...tied up, turned away, and held for ransom..."
Not a bit Petty-like? 'Refugee'? 
 jpdribbler wrote:

Great tune, has a really special gothic vibe going. According to the singer it was inspired by some horror novel named "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - is that recommended reading? Anyway, here's the quote: 

"Autumn" is from the Ray Bradbury story Something Wicked This Way Comes and I wrote it with David J Bauhaus. We sat at breakfast pushing small potatoes around on our plates and drinking coffee and talking random topics until we both realized that the words "the autumn carnival" made the hair stand up on the back of our necks, so we thought that was what we should create a song about."   

 
Something Wicked This Way Comes is IMHO required reading. Bradbury at his finest.

Great tune, has a really special gothic vibe going. According to the singer it was inspired by some horror novel named "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - is that recommended reading? Anyway, here's the quote: 

"Autumn" is from the Ray Bradbury story Something Wicked This Way Comes and I wrote it with David J Bauhaus. We sat at breakfast pushing small potatoes around on our plates and drinking coffee and talking random topics until we both realized that the words "the autumn carnival" made the hair stand up on the back of our necks, so we thought that was what we should create a song about."   


Unmistakable ear for melody and feel for the beat.