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Spoon — Knock Knock Knock
Album: They Want My Soul
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1347









Released: 2014
Length: 4:28
Plays (last 30 days): 2
All lines are read, the film is done
After hours is on and now they'll make another one
If you miss the meaning this time
Well here comes another one

And if you clap your hands, the man will fall
Hold your breath, he'll shake himself to death
And scenes get rearranged
When words are said
Every day I hear knock, knock, knock
Oh, and it's you
Oh, every day I hear knock, knock, knock

Then I see you and you're shaking
And you're breaking
And you tell me I'm your only friend
And it starts all over again

You said you were living in a buttoned-up world
Living in 1892
Aw, there was nothing they could say to convince me
To blame nobody but you

And your hand is on the trigger and you know it's gonna blow
But you don't give a damn, don't care who's gonna know
You just want everyone to talk slow
And give you consent

Every time I hear knock, knock, knock
I know that it's you
Oh, every day I hear knock, knock, knock

And I see you and you're shaking
Oh, you're breaking
So I put down the poison pen
And it starts all over again

And it starts all over again
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Such a great song, definitely adding this one to my playlist of RP favs
 deepwoodskev wrote:
Cracker+Cake+Spoon would be a fantastic triple bill gig. Who would open?
 
The Appetizer Band (seriously)
great band!
Cracker+Cake+Spoon would be a fantastic triple bill gig. Who would open?
 deflation wrote:


Pink Floyd are extremely overrated. Fight me fanboys.
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Because this song starts with a minor chord and "Pigs" starts with a minor chord too - plus it's played with a similar tempo and strumming/phrasing style.  Everyone knows Pink Floyd invented minor chords and all aspects of guitar strumming stuff, right?  It seems to be a requirement that there is at least one "sounds like Pink Floyd" comment applied to every song in the playlist.
 

Pink Floyd are extremely overrated. Fight me fanboys.
wonderful jangly gutair
 aspicer wrote:
For u audiophiles out there - the recording quality of this album is exceptional!

 
I think this is a wonderful album.  The quality on Spotify is horrendous, though; almost unbearable in the car, particularly .
This song destroys my Name That Tune skills.

What do you mean that isn't the opening to XTC's Making Plans For Nigel?! {#Eyes}
 coloradojohn wrote:
The raw and fun funky syncopation these wacky talented guys from Austin can generate is staggering, and you just gotta see 'em live

 
I totally agree! Saw them in a smallish theater and they were AWESOME. Top 5 show ever, and I've seen a lot of shows.
The raw and fun funky syncopation these wacky talented guys from Austin can generate is staggering, and you just gotta see 'em live
{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam}
 Oxen1morale wrote:
How about Pink Floyd, animals

 
 dwhayslett wrote:

Freebird!

Or any other random unrelated song.  Why?

 
Because this song starts with a minor chord and "Pigs" starts with a minor chord too - plus it's played with a similar tempo and strumming/phrasing style.  Everyone knows Pink Floyd invented minor chords and all aspects of guitar strumming stuff, right?  It seems to be a requirement that there is at least one "sounds like Pink Floyd" comment applied to every song in the playlist.
 konakid wrote:

I guess sometimes they don't write them to your specifications.Quit yer bitchin' and take the time to listen.   

 
For a while I have lived together with someone who literally was looking for the one single perfect song. He spent a considerable part of his spare time on downloading everything he could find, superficially skimming through it in a way that made it impossible to enjoy any of that music in any way. He simply seemed to have a model in his head for the One Perfect Song and somehow believed it to be available somewhere. His expectations for music were so single-minded that he could never enjoy it. This was not the only indication that he was probably the closest thing to a psychopath I have ever met, but it surely was one of the most obvious ones.
I don't know how this group passed me by, but RP are making me double take (again). I like everything I've heard so far. 

I'm enjoying the 'Floyd / Bowie homage with the dose of Weezer / Cake sunshine on this cut. 
Sorry Spoon but this is the third song I rated less than 4 in a row! -> PSD!
I can normally put up with this track, but not after Kosheen and Oingo Boingo...
 LinThizzy wrote:
Met the drummer of this band at a dollar general buying.......plastic spoons!

 
I would have completely lost my s#!t if that happened to me.
Such a great album overall - maybe their best....
Met the drummer of this band at a dollar general buying.......plastic spoons!
The best thing I canny about Spoon, is they're not quite as bad as Cake.
Fabulous song!
 konakid wrote:

I guess sometimes they don't write them to your specifications.Quit yer bitchin' and take the time to listen.   

 
 konakid - {#Clap}
 ppopp wrote:
I am waiting for the music to start. 
.....Nope
...........Nothing. Must be inspired by Cake and The Red Hot Chili Whatevers. 

 
I guess sometimes they don't write them to your specifications.Quit yer bitchin' and take the time to listen.   
 OceanBlue wrote:
This album really blew me away when I got it. Different, more mature and more expansive sound from an already brilliant band. Wonderful record to listen to all the way through.

Edit: looks like Bill read all y'all's comments about the Bowie influences here, followed this up with Sound and Vision {#Dance}

 
I agree, this is a great album front to back. Not a stinker in the bunch!
 pumpkins3 wrote:
Monotonous & repetitive drivel.

 

 Oxen1morale wrote:
How about Pink Floyd, animals

 
Freebird!

Or any other random unrelated song.  Why?
 Oxen1morale wrote:
How about Pink Floyd, animals

 
exactly!
I am waiting for the music to start. 
.....Nope
...........Nothing. Must be inspired by Cake and The Red Hot Chili Whatevers. 
" So I spend my whole life searching for my voice. And then when I find it, it turns out I'm Billy Joel."
How about Pink Floyd, animals
like it. reminds me of an older band, but I can't think which one right now... It'll come to me in a minute...
Quite a heartbeat.
I really love how this band, much like The Cars in their day, is -  ON  -  THE BEAT! and never misses with their wicked wacky twist-fits.
 olivertwist wrote:


I heard a live performance by them on Sirius radio a couple weeks ago. I don't know why, but I didn't expect them to be so good live. Excellent band!
This is a really cool track, and Rainy Taxi and Outlier are two other standout songs from this album. Hint hint Bill {#Smile} 

 

 olivertwist wrote:


I heard a live performance by them on Sirius radio a couple weeks ago. I don't know why, but I didn't expect them to be so good live. Excellent band!
This is a really cool track, and Rainy Taxi and Outlier are two other standout songs from this album. Hint hint Bill {#Smile} 

 
He already plays Inside Out from this album which I think is fantastic as well.  Also enjoy New York Kiss.

Glad to know they sound good live, was wondering the same thing.  Hope to catch them some day.
This album really blew me away when I got it. Different, more mature and more expansive sound from an already brilliant band. Wonderful record to listen to all the way through.

Edit: looks like Bill read all y'all's comments about the Bowie influences here, followed this up with Sound and Vision {#Dance}
Tom Petty where are you? Great Song
 Shmelo wrote:
Just saw these guys in Toronto last Wednesday and they were amazing! 

 

I heard a live performance by them on Sirius radio a couple weeks ago. I don't know why, but I didn't expect them to be so good live. Excellent band!
This is a really cool track, and Rainy Taxi and Outlier are two other standout songs from this album. Hint hint Bill {#Smile} 
Just saw these guys in Toronto last Wednesday and they were amazing! 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
This is great. Instant 8 and possibly climbing.

 
You got that right!  {#Guitarist}
This is great. Instant 8 and possibly climbing.
Like this...
Nice twist on a Floyd type tune ? does that make it "out of a can" ?
For u audiophiles out there - the recording quality of this album is exceptional!
 Lindo525 wrote:
Is it just me, or do I hear a little PF Animals in there? I do like the retro feel of this. More please!

 
Yup.
The more I hear this, the more it blows me away...  The bass, the drums, the whacked-out tortured distorted guitar, the talented vocals!
 Proclivities wrote:

"Dystonic"?  Pretty cool tune.

 
Yeah, it's a strange adjective to use in this sense, but the guitar seems incongruous and abrupt in relation to the rest of the song, not unlike an ego-dystonic thought, or "dystonia", abnormal and involuntary muscle movements seen in certain neurological or medication induced conditions.  So I'm sticking with it... 
 rfm wrote:
Not a big Spoon fan, but I really like this song, especially the somewhat dystonic guitar.

 
"Dystonic"?  Pretty cool tune.
Weird...I was just thinking about this song. Turned on Radio Paradise and it was playing. Apparently Bill's reading my mind. Great song from a great album.
Monotonous & repetitive drivel.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Nice! I like lots of their stuff. They have a really clever and edgy quality to their music, and I dig the Bowie/ Lennon things in the vocals.

 
Yeah, really agree on the Bowie angle. This is song owes a lot to Soul Love from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Nice tune though.
{#Music}
Bump 7———8! 
sadly, as much as I like Spoon, this is nip, nip, nipping my head...
I really think that they are playing extra incredibly tight on this one! Whistling within songs usually drives me nuts; this one does it right!
On first hearing, an easy seven. Might go up!{#Good-vibes}
I do hear the echo of Animals.
Not a big Spoon fan, but I really like this song, especially the somewhat dystonic guitar.
lovin the PF Animals vibe 
 aspicer wrote:
A really strong album overall - great to hear a bit more of it on RP!  One of the stronger tracks for sure.

 
Agreed!
 reindeer wrote:
The whistling in this song ruins it for me.  Ugh.

 
I quite like that whistling {#Cheesygrin}
The whistling in this song ruins it for me.  Ugh.
 Lindo525 wrote:
Is it just me, or do I hear a little PF Animals in there? I do like the retro feel of this. More please!

 
Right, Pigs.  I also hear some influence from Eagles Long Run, maybe in the drums?
Is it just me, or do I hear a little PF Animals in there? I do like the retro feel of this. More please!

Spoon is the bomb.         

Resurrects the embodiment of classic 70's rock executed in a smart contemporary way and Im from the 60's.

I uploaded a month ago, not sure if I received credit nonetheless glad it’s being played.


A really strong album overall - great to hear a bit more of it on RP!  One of the stronger tracks for sure.
Nice! I like lots of their stuff. They have a really clever and edgy quality to their music, and I dig the Bowie/ Lennon things in the vocals.