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The Waterboys — Still A Freak
Album: Modern Blues
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1296









Released: 2015
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm still a freak, I never went straight
I kept my appointment with fate
And like every human being that was ever born
I'm unique
Things disappear, but I'm still here
I'm still a freak

I'm still a head and I'm doing fine
I can hear your voice in my mind
You ain't singing my praises now honey
do it when I'm dead
I'm not bitter but I'm no quitter
I'm still a head

I'm still awake, I knew all along
If you ain't crazy there's something wrong
and there's no such thing as a coincidence
or a mistake
And all this confusion is all just illusion
I'm still awake

I'm still a freak, I ain't been gagged
I'm still flying the flag
The game's movin' so fast, who knows where it's gonna
be this time next week!
Empires rise and fall, but through it all
I'm still a freak!
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 tomcool wrote:
Iā€™m adopting this song as my personal anthem. So I better rate it a solid ā€œ8.ā€
 
Agreed! This is now my walk-on cut... 

 rezadent wrote:
I'm still a freak, I ain't been gagged
I'm still flying the flag

The game's movin' so fast, who knows where it's gonna
be this time next week!

Empires rise and fall, but through it all
I'm still a freak!

 

My battle cry through out this year and will be for few more months i am afraid to say.
Friday night beer drinking music
 olivertwist wrote:

The singer's Scottish accent in particular reminds me of Tom Petty.
 
As a Scotsman, I have to say I hear no trace of a Scottish accent.
I'm still a freak, I ain't been gagged
I'm still flying the flag

The game's movin' so fast, who knows where it's gonna
be this time next week!

Empires rise and fall, but through it all
I'm still a freak!

 coloradojohn wrote:
I do love that wild character on the album cover; 
 The image of that wild character reminds me of
"True Detectives" season One..
Nothing wrong with the word "Blech" in german language, that is sheet metal. Could be gold, silver, copper, stainless or rusty steel. Though this is by far not the best song on the album, it is still plated.
Blues Hammer!!!
blechhhh
 deepwoodskev wrote:
You'll find this song listed under Webster's definition of the word "blech."
 
Well thanks for stating that....gave me a chance to learn some Judaism:

blech (plural blechs) (Judaism) A metal sheet used to cover stovetop burners on Shabbat to allow food to be kept warm without violating the prohibition against cooking
overlapping out of sync drums on that mix out of the Kinks was a bit of a mess...
Love the Waterboys!!!
 justin4kick wrote:
I hear Tom Petty. And that's not a good thing.
 
The singer's Scottish accent in particular reminds me of Tom Petty.
I hear Tom Petty. And that's not a good thing.
 Piranga wrote:
Hard to overstate how awesome this song was at the time. 
 Still pretty awesome to my ears...

 deepwoodskev wrote:
You'll find this song listed under Webster's definition of the word "blech."
 
yup
Hard to overstate how awesome this song was at the time. 
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Huh,  these guys are still around.  I didn't know.  I am out of touch with them.  This seems to be a new sound for them
 
 
Wathed them live on 2015 in Milan Italy, very great show and one of the best discography album.
You'll find this song listed under Webster's definition of the word "blech."
 Solrighal wrote:
Utter garbage.
 
Or gutter arbage. 
Utter garbage.
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1328815106l/1421201.jpg

still a freak. it fits a period. i like it.
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RSN
 hayduke2 wrote:
1 sucko piece of crap imo

 
Looking at you 10's surprised you think this is 1.
It is at least 5.
Have another listen.
Does anyone else hear I'm an Adult Now by The Pursuit of Happiness?
 hayduke2 wrote:
1 sucko piece of crap imo
 

I like these guys awesome live band
1 sucko piece of crap imo
Ratemaking Freak.
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
I always think this is Alice Cooper!
 
No more tequila for you!  ; )
Great lyrics if the music was only more compelling.....
I always think this is Alice Cooper!
I'm a gonna bump it to an 8. Beer swilling party loud proud dance music. OK by me. In a few listens, I might bump it down. It's allowed. 
{#Idea} We haven't heard "November Tale" in a while
Huh,  these guys are still around.  I didn't know.  I am out of touch with them.  This seems to be a new sound for them
 
I do love that wild character on the album cover; gives "— jamming good, with Weird and Ghillie!" a whole new meaning & life for me!
Love The Waterboys but I'm not sure I would have even guessed this was them.  Instant 9.  It reminded me somewhat of that mid-80's Canadian band The Pursuit of Happiness.
 hayduke2 wrote:
I recommend he check the Merck Manual for that fungal infection

 

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The skronky guitar solo dropped it down a notch. Mike Scott needs someone around to tell him no, I think. Or maybe someone told him he should add a blistering solo. dunno. I do want to hear the rest of the album before I condemn it fully. I'll give this one a 5, but it's veering toward worst-rating-on-RP territory...

 
I bought the CD being a WB fan back to Pagan Place. It's a little uneven a bit reminiscent of Pagan Place but more bluesy and RnR. I find this one interesting due to the lyric content and found it amusing he would do this. Never thought of him as a "Freak". I could do without the "I See Elvis" song. Girl Who Slept for Scotland is good but I don't understand the lyrics, and a few others are good.
                                                      Just   Coincidence
                                              
                                               Mayday ! I'm still flying the flag.
                                               Here comes zig-zag the jet-gag  
                                                    Perhaps I am too  kind.
                                                     Zack, zack, das war's.

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The skronky guitar solo dropped it down a notch. Mike Scott needs someone around to tell him no, I think. Or maybe someone told him he should add a blistering solo. dunno. I do want to hear the rest of the album before I condemn it fully. I'll give this one a 5, but it's veering toward worst-rating-on-RP territory...

 
Well said both of U re: boogie blues and yet still giving the Wboys a chance.  Mike Scott has such a great muse and I am glad they are at least still in the game.  Further investigation needed.
Watched them on the BBC Glastonbury 2015 coverage. Good old-fashioned, no-nonsense, foot-tapping, head-nodding, rock & roll.
 wtango wrote:
Meh.
But I do like the cover art.  National Geograph-esque.

 
my thoughts exactly! {#High-five}
Meh.
But I do like the cover art.  National Geograph-esque.
first listen, hmm toe tapping lol potential Exactly why I listen to RP, always find something interesting or better! lol {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
Wow, these guys totally seem to have channeled something really ROCKING on this latest effort! Sounds amazing to me! Thanks, RP!

 That skronky guitar is a fiddle.

 

ScottFromWyoming wrote:


The skronky guitar solo dropped it down a notch. Mike Scott needs someone around to tell him no, I think. Or maybe someone told him he should add a blistering solo. dunno. I do want to hear the rest of the album before I condemn it fully. I'll give this one a 5, but it's veering toward worst-rating-on-RP territory...

 


 kcar wrote:
Reminds me of T-Bone Burnett...

If this is the same singer as from the Waterboys heyday, his voice sounds really different.

I like this! Thanks, Bill and Rebecca.  

 
If you're thinking of songs like "the Whole of the Moon" - yup, this is the same singer. I don't think his voice has changed all that much. I like this tune too.
Reminds me of T-Bone Burnett...

If this is the same singer as from the Waterboys heyday, his voice sounds really different.

I like this! Thanks, Bill and Rebecca.  
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Is this the same Waterboys? Sounds like run of the mill boogie blues.
 
The skronky guitar solo dropped it down a notch. Mike Scott needs someone around to tell him no, I think. Or maybe someone told him he should add a blistering solo. dunno. I do want to hear the rest of the album before I condemn it fully. I'll give this one a 5, but it's veering toward worst-rating-on-RP territory...
Humans from Earth?
 hayduke2 wrote:
I recommend he check the Merck Manual for that fungal infection

 
The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill
I recommend he check the Merck Manual for that fungal infection
Is this the same Waterboys? Sounds like run of the mill boogie blues.
hmmm.