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The Boxer Rebellion — Fragile
Album: Promises
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1116









Released: 2013
Length: 4:25
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Sun

Running around in my head still running in my head
Rising sun, you lift me up above you lift me up

Running, still running in my head
Rising sun, you lift me up above you lift me up

Life is fragile

Rising sun, you lift me up above you lift me up

Life is fragile, but I still believe
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really like these guys.thank RP.
 1wolfy wrote:
 Yes...thanks for sharing this interesting history..I understand it was quite brutal.   squidish wrote:
Just learned what the Boxer Rebellion was. " The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-imperialist uprising which took place in China towards the end of the Qing dynasty between 1899 and 1901. It was initiated by the Militia United in Righteousness (Yihetuan), known in English as the "Boxers," and was motivated by proto-nationalist sentiments and opposition to foreign imperialism and associated Christian missionary activity. The Great Powers intervened and defeated Chinese forces." wikipedia

 
 
i think there was opium involved too
I first heard the Boxer Rebellion on RP just a few weeks ago. I bought this album and it is a solid listen from start to end. Well done.
 {#Roflol}NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

That happens when you have too many windows open.

 


 Yes...thanks for sharing this interesting history..I understand it was quite brutal.   squidish wrote:
Just learned what the Boxer Rebellion was. " The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-imperialist uprising which took place in China towards the end of the Qing dynasty between 1899 and 1901. It was initiated by the Militia United in Righteousness (Yihetuan), known in English as the "Boxers," and was motivated by proto-nationalist sentiments and opposition to foreign imperialism and associated Christian missionary activity. The Great Powers intervened and defeated Chinese forces." wikipedia

 

Great band but lost it after their lead guitarist went back to the States
Saw TBR two weeks ago in Hamburg / Germany as part of the Reeperbahn Festival (4 days): awesome show! It was their 11th(!) show here, no idea why we missed all previous ones… 
 TheKing2 wrote:
Not sure why this track was made or why I'm listening to it. I don't think the world is a better place with The Boxer Rebellion.

 wgsu_1978 wrote:

It certainly didn't help the Chinese.

 
{#Lol}
 Webfoot wrote:
TURN IT UP!

 
Can only think you are referring to the air conditioner tonight.
 dragon1952 wrote:

So.....what?...it's like The Highlander, there can be only one?

 
Yeah, let's start chopping off some heads!
 TheKing2 wrote:
Not sure why this track was made or why I'm listening to it. I don't think the world is a better place with The Boxer Rebellion.

 
It certainly didn't help the Chinese.
personally...U2 did it better... 
Not sure why this track was made or why I'm listening to it. I don't think the world is a better place with The Boxer Rebellion.
 twoplain2sea wrote:
                                          Life is fragile
                  And to my white elephant is loaded with
                 Chinese fortune cookies, always when my elephant
                      Takes two steps, a cookie crumbles in two.

                         So, it's fair we're in this nasty weather
                    At the time I was already practicing the art of 
          Worshipping peaks and Zeus because in an another world
                         I'd be a  looking at saldo with big eyes, 
              And, getting the fish eye for not singing halleluyah.
                Now everytime I find a reason for nobody home.

 
That happens when you have too many windows open.
With extra miles fragile becomes normal.
                
Beautiful.
Whiny vocals, whiny guitars. Doesn't grab me today but maybe I need more coffee
Nice!
 Webfoot wrote:
TURN IT UP!

 
Agreed and I'm in Eugene! {#Bananajam}
I really like this band. Didn't know them before I heard them on RP..
Thanks Bill.
TURN IT UP!
Nice!
 dragon1952 wrote:

So.....what?...it's like The Highlander, there can be only one?

 

 Pezz9 wrote:
Too much U2 in their DNA
 
It's okay with me as long as they don't do like Muse and pull a U2 with their sound once they become marginally popular.
Just learned what the Boxer Rebellion was. " The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-imperialist uprising which took place in China towards the end of the Qing dynasty between 1899 and 1901. It was initiated by the Militia United in Righteousness (Yihetuan), known in English as the "Boxers," and was motivated by proto-nationalist sentiments and opposition to foreign imperialism and associated Christian missionary activity. The Great Powers intervened and defeated Chinese forces." wikipedia
 Pezz9 wrote:
Too much U2 in their DNA
 
So.....what?...it's like The Highlander, there can be only one?
 mandolin wrote:
...love the cover!..

 
yes, thats a good one!
Too much U2 in their DNA
Great morning commute song, especially for us fragile pedestrians in cities of moving steel
I just finished listening to this, only to dial into RP and immediately hear this most excellent tune again.  Great minds....{#Guitarist}
A soaring masterpiece that truly delivers on the band's epic, signature sound.
...love the cover!..
Very nice song!
Sitting on the porch here in Colorado enjoying a morning of great music!  Thank you Radio Paradise!
Great song, great album!
I like this band more and more. Great tunes!!!
 Gregorama wrote:
Does anyone know whether the rest of the album is this good?
 
Yes! The song called 'diamonds' was a big hit here.
 fredriley wrote:

'Kinell! I'm having mental contortions trying to picture "bowlegged gypsy muleskinners" {#Stupid} - perhaps you could supply a picture to help my lack of imagination? :o)

 
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Does anyone know whether the rest of the album is this good?
It is always a pleasure to hear this band...I'd love to catch them live
It also remind me of U2. Great song!
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
'Kinell! I'm having mental contortions trying to picture "bowlegged gypsy muleskinners" {#Stupid} - perhaps you could supply a picture to help my lack of imagination? :o)
 easmann wrote:

U2 with a rash, of Radiohead.

 

yes, yes ineed
Fantastic follow to Moby
 Grammarcop wrote:
I now understand why the Boxers rebelled. 

 
Opium pushing and public corruption by Britain in the late era of Imperial China.  
I now understand why the Boxers rebelled. 
I like this upon first listen. Will probably bump up higher as I hear it.
Very interesting sonic direction for them here. Lots of reverb and trippy distortion, yet it's all orchestrated wonderfully, to dramatic effect!

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 Fooboy wrote:
If you have a chance to see them live, I highly recommend it. Saw them in a small venue in Vancouver, BC and they were absolutely amazing. 

  That would be amazing. Where?


{#Sleep}
More aural beauty from the Boxer Rebellion!
{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}{#Dance} 
If you have a chance to see them live, I highly recommend it. Saw them in a small venue in Vancouver, BC and they were absolutely amazing. 
I have become accustomed to the mundane and puerile inanities in life  - just tune 'em out mostly.. Yes well, Loife is like a sardine can - there's always a little bit in the corner you can't get.

That still leaves lots of insightful, non-repetitive comments for me to appreciate.  
 Lazarus wrote:



A few years ago, this website was far more lively, with variety and spice...  but some people have been obsessed with telling others what to do, and the censorship has really damaged this website...  I could give you a long list of people who have abandoned this site...

what do you think of this song?  You still have made no comment about it...

I think this song is marvelous...
 

 

This is not true.  A few years ago, you posted nothing but "we be dancing" and now you are making good contributions.  We just need less "we be dancing".  I am working on my own too, Lazarus.  I take a lot of heat too, you know.  This board is getting better and better.
Love this album art....the music is quite nice too

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked!  Love this song...
 
 jbunniii wrote:
Too U2-ish for my taste, but it's OK. 5 I guess.

 
U2 with a dash of Radiohead.
 Webfoot wrote:


That's cool. It didn't seem like a directly connected song comment as I've grown accustomed to here, but to each his own.  I'll adjust my personal filter settings.  It's all good.  {#Sunny}
 
What do you think of this song?  You still have made no comment about it...

I think this song is marvelous...
 
 Lazarus wrote:


Yes, there are, but I just glanced at the RAFT, and nobody is talking about music there...  in fact, nobody is talking about anything...  the article I posted here is about music...  you are not even making a comment about this song here—  just asking a rhetorical question...  are there rhetorical question forums in other area of this site?

I thank my avid readers for their unbridled adulation...

love this song...
 

 

That's cool. It didn't seem like a directly connected song comment as I've grown accustomed to here, but to each his own.  I'll adjust my personal filter settings.  It's all good.  {#Sunny}
 Webfoot wrote:
Are there current event forums in other areas of this site?
 
I thank my avid readers for their unbridled adulation...

love this song...
 
 Lazarus wrote:

This song is marvelous...  love it...

here's something fragile—

Olathe man killed by off-duty police officer outside Oklahoma City concert

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police said that an off-duty police officer shot and killed an Olathe man outside an Oklahoma City concert.

Capt. Dexter Nelson said Friday that Sgt. Paul Galyon shot 24-year-old Brian Simms Jr. late Thursday at the Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma City. Nelson said the shooting occurred outside a concert by Chicago-based rap artist Chief Keef.

Nelson said Galyon and another officer were working off-duty outside the concert venue when they saw a man who appeared to be unconscious in a car. Nelson said the officers approached and saw the man had a gun in his waistband.

Nelson said Galyon opened fire when Simms did not comply with orders and instead confronted the officers. Galyon has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation into the shooting.

The Oklahoman newspaper on Friday said Simms was initially identified by his sister.

“We’re angry at the police officers,” Mishellai Avery told the newspaper...

 

 
Are there current event forums in other areas of this site?


Too U2-ish for my taste, but it's OK. 5 I guess.

very cool...  we be dancing...  love it...
 
Yeah, not bad. 7 for now. Will have to see how it holds up over repeated listening though.
First listen.  Like.  Boxer Rebellion, eh?
Yay!  Seeing these guys in concert in 2 weeks!
Wow. Like U2 was when they were better. I have a feeling I'm going to be hearing this song a lot during Summer 13'

Everybody in my churches loves this marvelous song...
 

Holy moly this song is soooo good for the ears...
 
Great to have new music from The Boxer Rebellion !!! Looking forward to getting the new cd... an 8 but have no doubts it will grow...