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Cracker — I Want Everything
Album: Kerosene Hat
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Released: 1993
Length: 5:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm standing in your corridor
I wonder what I'm waiting for
The Leaves are drifting out to sea
I'm waiting for you desperately

All things beautiful
All things beautiful
I want everything
I want everything

You call us with your silent seas
You call us in our tiny boats
Gather us up with the storm
And cast us out upon the shore

All things beautiful
All things beautiful
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything

You're deep inside this fecund swamp
Or let it be your beating heart
You're deep inside this fecund swamp
You call us in our tiny boats

All things beautiful
All things beautiful
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything
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Just saw them (well, Camper Van Beethoven opened ) last week.  Great band and a lot of fun.  Still sound awesome!
love this song... love Cracker.
 Schmoogsley wrote:
Anyone who likes this song is a verifiable Retard. 

 
Proud Retard here!
 jtherieau wrote:
Cool. How many songs can you name that use the word "fecund" in them?

 
https://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/fecund

looking at that, I'd say a Cradle of Filth fan would have a higher than average answer! {#Lol}
saw Cracker a few months ago at a small  venue on a whim. I was really impressed with them. Johnny Hickman is one of the top guitar showmen I have seen. If they play near you, go see them!
LOVE this song. Great memories from a great year a long time ago...
all things beautiful!
God damn, this song licks major ballsack. 
Cool. How many songs can you name that use the word "fecund" in them?
Yeah man...
 Schmoogsley wrote:
Anyone who likes this song is a verifiable Retard. 

 
and you are a bona fide jackass for saying that
 dwhayslett wrote:

Maybe more of a Schmoogsley.

 
Nice burn!
 Schmoogsley wrote:
Anyone who likes this song is a verifiable Retard. 

 
Maybe more of a Schmoogsley.
 Schmoogsley wrote:
Anyone who likes this song is a verifiable Retard. 

 

Anyone who likes this song is a verifiable Retard. 
BFCSE (Best Fucking Cracker Song Ever)
 Stingray wrote:
If the world were a better place, CRACKER would be superstars!!!

 
They are superstars to those of us that understand their reach. 
Have to smile at how much that harmony singer is getting in to it. 
Great tune and band
Many a road trip listening to this album. I haven't heard this particular song in many, many years. Thanks! 
 
This album was quite a surprise when I bought it new on impulse while on vacay in Guam from Ishikawa; turned out an all-time fave...
 CHuLoYo wrote:

How many songs have the same chords? Think about it 

 
I Want Everything - nice song to familiar chords. Someone once said, there's nothing new under the sun.
play Free Bird!
 springof63 wrote:
"every rose has its thorn" . . .

not Knock Knock Knocking it, just saying

 
How many songs have the same chords? Think about it 
 springof63 wrote:
"every rose has its thorn" . . .

not Knock Knock Knocking it, just saying

 
Not quite the same chord sequence as K O H D which is 1 5 6, 1 5 4, this song's just 1 5 4 and is a beautiful sound.
"every rose has its thorn" . . .

not Knock Knock Knocking it, just saying
A really great song from a really great CD from a really good band.
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:
My all time favorite album from the 90's, every song a stunner (especially the hidden track). Johnny's honey dripping guitar is superb. They never matched this high point. Saw them in Atlanta in '94 with Spin Doctors and Gin Blossoms - a great memory. 

 
The Golden Age in '96 was pretty darn good.  Then again their 2 most recent efforts, including the new Berkley To Bakersfield double disc offering, are pretty solid.  This band still has IT.
 Foot wrote:
7 > 8

 
Same here - the more I hear it the more I like it!!
One of the BEST rockin'est slow songs ever! And dig the way Johnny bends Ol' Lucky No. 7's strings! Whoah, it don't get much better! 
 CDeVoe wrote:
I bought this album in 8th grade as part of 7 Columbia House CDs for a penny.  It was a key piece of the musical foundation of my adult years.
 
I get the feeling that you honored your side of the bargain and if so I congratulate you for that. Most of the people I knew including myself rooked Columbia House for all we could. It's cool that you were able to roll the dice and pick up some music that had a lasting impact on you...
 Emwolb wrote:
Such a great album from a band that deserved better
 
You are so-so-so-so right!
If the world were a better place, CRACKER would be superstars!!!
I bought this album in 8th grade as part of 7 Columbia House CDs for a penny.  It was a key piece of the musical foundation of my adult years.
7 > 8
My all time favorite album from the 90's, every song a stunner (especially the hidden track). Johnny's honey dripping guitar is superb. They never matched this high point. Saw them in Atlanta in '94 with Spin Doctors and Gin Blossoms - a great memory. 
Another great song from a timeless album.
I couldn't agree more with Coloradojohn's post below. I'm consistantly blown away by this band's awesomeness and especially the brilliance of Hickman's perfomances.It's great to see performers for whome playing live is like a gift they give to themselves.
Great record! When it came out, there were only a couple or few songs I thought worth listening to at Jam Level. However, in the months and years that came after, I attained true appreciation for its brilliance. New Year's of 2013, when I saw Johnny Hickman jam it like the guitar god that he is right in front of me, with Davey wailing those playfully genius lyrics, I felt as transcendent as a freakin' Kerosene Hat...
 WonderLizard wrote:

That's unfair. Fred's generally a cogent and honest poster. PG--oh, how I miss him--had an undiluted honesty that the rest of us envied--even if we disagreed, which was most of the time. However, Stingy is a troll, pure and simple. BTW, what's an enama?

 
I would be interested in your definition of a troll.  Would a political party that gets .000001 percent of the vote, yet barks and whines ENDLESSLY, be considered a party of trolls? Not to mention millions murdered under their rule and many wars fought over it?  Why is it if I don't like a song, I am a troll, but I come here for the express purpose of politcal agitation, I am an "honest poster".  
Fecund swamp!
 freddyfender wrote:

Stingray, Fred Riley and here is a blast from the past, Physics Genius;  they are either the same person or back to back to back enamas. 

 
That's unfair. Fred's generally a cogent and honest poster. PG--oh, how I miss him--had an undiluted honesty that the rest of us envied--even if we disagreed, which was most of the time. However, Stingy is a troll, pure and simple. BTW, what's an enama?
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://i.huffpost.com/gen/1215636/thumbs/r-ROB-FORD-ONTARIO-LIBERALS-large570.jpg?16
Did someone say "Crack"?!

 
{#Lol} My favorite media guy about now. What a train wreck.
 Emwolb wrote:
Such a great album from a band that deserved better
 
You can say that again. Amazing, underrated band.
When I hear this, I'm transported to Raleigh hanging out with my brother 96/97. Awesome awesome awesome :)
Such a great album from a band that deserved better
A great song from a brilliant album.  They have a world weary quality to them that is very appealing.
 hencini wrote:
Kerosene Hat in heavy rotation on RP lately.  I don't mind.  Some of it is a little melancholy, but this is a nice nostalgia (ha ha) album for me.  

 
Agreed. However, still gets a top couple hundred best albums ever.
https://i.huffpost.com/gen/1215636/thumbs/r-ROB-FORD-ONTARIO-LIBERALS-large570.jpg?16
Did someone say "Crack"?!
Kerosene Hat in heavy rotation on RP lately.  I don't mind.  Some of it is a little melancholy, but this is a nice nostalgia (ha ha) album for me.  
Yeah - simply a great, simple, pop song!  
 Cynaera wrote:
More objective now - I love this song.  And I'm starting to really love Cracker, because the music makes me happy.

Stingray - I've asked you repeatedly to go away, and you continue to post. Must I get some sort of restraining order on you? Would it do any good?

I'm tired. Going away now.

 
Stingray, Fred Riley and here is a blast from the past, Physics Genius;  they are either the same person or back to back to back enamas. 
 denbear wrote:
I was lucky enough to see David Lowery and Johnny Hickman do this on a small stage with 200 people in the audience. Close enough to see them sweat. Awesome night at Swallow Hill Music.

 
The Canyons in Park City does free summer shows in their amphitheater.  Parkites, as the locals are called, are on Park City time anyway, which means late. Real easy to get a spot in the front row and Camper Van Cracker has played their a few times.

You really do grok it from the front row....
Hard to believe it's been 20 frickin years since this album! I still clearly recall how a couple songs blew me away instantly, a couple others hooked me within a year or so, and the rest over time grew so much on me that nowadays I consider the whole thing a masterpiece!
Love it when they warm up for themselves as Camper Van....
 pigtail wrote:

Love Cracker even more with some Leftover Salmon{#Hearteyes}



 
Dern it now I want to go up the shore to the smoked salmon haus...
The chord progression during the introduction to this sounds like it could be a slowed-down version of Curtis Lowe.  I had to look up and check and see...
Simply one of the best rock albums of the 90's.
Pinkish. Floydish. Wish you were here

Love Cracker even more with some Leftover Salmon{#Hearteyes}


Nice!
 kingart wrote:
Nice guitar work! I want more of I Want Everything. 
 
I'll say that again. 
This is a great, great album. One of my favorites. Not a filler track on it + Eurotrash girl as a bonus! I always wonder why the remaining body of there work did not reach quite the same level.
I was lucky enough to see David Lowery and Johnny Hickman do this on a small stage with 200 people in the audience. Close enough to see them sweat. Awesome night at Swallow Hill Music.
Encore un groupe influencé par Bob Dylan. Le solo est proche du gimmick de Knockin' On Heanven's Door.
Amazing Song
Nice guitar work! I want more of I Want Everything. 
Is that some sweet guitar or what...
This entire album is amazing. Give it a listen sometime. 10 -> 10.
 Cynaera wrote:
More objective now - I love this song.  And I'm starting to really love Cracker, because the music makes me happy.

Stingray - I've asked you repeatedly to go away, and you continue to post. Must I get some sort of restraining order on you? Would it do any good?

I'm tired. Going away now.
 
Cynaera!  Stingray is one of RP's biggest supporters, I believe! Please don't wish him (or her) away!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
(Obviously, I don't know, but one wonders…)

makes me think of costco .....it's the american way, right ?
Beautiful.
More objective now - I love this song.  And I'm starting to really love Cracker, because the music makes me happy.

Stingray - I've asked you repeatedly to go away, and you continue to post. Must I get some sort of restraining order on you? Would it do any good?

I'm tired. Going away now.

"A follow-up to their debut masterpiece, this collection brings more electric guitar-work to the mix in a way reminescent of Keith Richards and Mick Taylor. Full of catchy riffs, a stellar rythtym section, and open-throttle vocals, this melodic work represents what a four-piece rock band is all about. "Nostalgia" captures the wonder of the space age in an upbeat, contagious, guitar-woven gem. The intros to "Take Me Down To The Infirmary" and its sister song "I Want Everything" are beautifully sculpted phrases for which the Gibson Les Paul was created to inspire. The fun secret track #69, "Eurotrash Girl", is a live favorite. Three chords never sounded so good as in "Get Off This". David Lowery and Johnny Hickman harmonize to like a boy-girl team adding another sweet dimension to their songs."
Nice, and AMEN!

"Words got me the wound, and will make me well.  
IF you believe it..." —JM

 GT66 wrote:

Words dissemble
Words be quick
Words resemble walking sticks
Plant them they will grow
Watch them waver so
I´ll always be a word man
Better than a bird man
       -Jim Morrison

'Deep inside this feckin swamp..'

That reminds me, it's St Paddy's day
 Dgradeworkunit wrote:
Brings me back to my 1st grade reader.  It was one of those see "Spot run.  Run Run Run" type of texts.  Any way even in those antediluvian days its usage was archaic.  The world "truck" was used in this sense:

Truck... "3. Informal Worthless goods; stuff or rubbish: "Look at your hands. And look at your mouth. What is that truck?" (Mark Twain)."

Never to this day have I seen it used like that until...

 
Words dissemble
Words be quick
Words resemble walking sticks
Plant them they will grow
Watch them waver so
I´ll always be a word man
Better than a bird man
       -Jim Morrison

 Thistle wrote:
Using fecund in a song once is a little pretentious. Using it twice is just showing off! Come on now!! {#Tongue-out}
 
Seems appopriate for a fecund tedious song... Ok, maybe not that bad, and Cracker do some other excellent stuff, but this is pretty Ho-Hum by their standards. 4 from the Nottingham jury.

Brings me back to my 1st grade reader.  It was one of those see "Spot run.  Run Run Run" type of texts.  Any way even in those antediluvian days its usage was archaic.  The world "truck" was used in this sense:

Truck... "3. Informal Worthless goods; stuff or rubbish: "Look at your hands. And look at your mouth. What is that truck?" (Mark Twain)."

Never to this day have I seen it used like that until...
 Stingray wrote:
Seriously wonder why!
BORING!

Live may be another story (dunno),
but on CD...? I call that boring,
very traditionally boring!

Don't care for your truck - Derek!
 


Very Nice: more Cracker is better...  bumper stickers should be issued.

{#Clap}
 Cynaera wrote:
 I love the Derek Trucks Band.  


Seriously wonder why!
BORING!

Live may be another story (dunno),
but on CD...? I call that boring,
very traditionally boring!

Don't care for your truck - Derek!
GO SEE THE LIVE - GORGEOUS!
I'm not sure why I like this. Just had a huge argument with my brother regarding whether the Derek Trucks Band would fit at the Elko Motorcycle Jamboree, and then it went into why the Jamboree started as a grass-roots gathering and has now become governed by the city, with rules and regulations and high fees...

Fire bad. Tree pretty.  I love the Derek Trucks Band.  And I love this song, because it has the same resonance, the same melancholy hope.

I can't write more on this... I just know it feels good for me, right now.{#Sunny}
A supreme record all of the way through. Unfortunately they do not play in Western Canada nearly enough.  I love these guys.

One of my favourite "Cracker" songs. I like specially the guitar solo, but it has something special, I don´t know why. maybe this middle tempo, maybe the lyrics, maybe...I don´t know.


 thewiseking wrote:


whatever.
 
thewiseking (clearly a misnomer) was schooled... and then came up with nothing. 

Bravo Yamson.

Making a road trip in a couple weeks to see them in Detroit. At some place called "Magic Stick?" Should I be concerned? :^)
Love them and their music, check them out at archive.org
I'm going to see Cracker and The Reverend Horton Heat in a couple weeks. I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!. ahh, don't let the naysayers take ya down.

Bill, play some Reverend Horton Heat once in awhile!
 Thistle wrote:
Using fecund in a song once is a little pretentious. Using it twice is just showing off! Come on now!! {#Tongue-out}
 
He keeps using that word.  I don't think it means what he thinks it means.



 helgigermany wrote:

In my Place there is like nothing to go for good music! Everywhere you hear this chart mist. My friends restaurant is one place you can go , but then??  This people have really bad taste.

 
where's my babel dish?

I just want this song to be a little shorter

Using fecund in a song once is a little pretentious. Using it twice is just showing off! Come on now!! {#Tongue-out}
WayUpNorth wrote:
Nice solo, too.



Yeah I tuned in right when it fired up and thought, "Ahh this is the Cracker I enjoy."

 dancingfox wrote:
This sounds crazy...but one of my all time favorite songs...I was going through a lot of $hit in my life when I was listening to this album.
 

Yep. When crap hits the fan, it helps to feel understood by someone and these guys nailed it for me too.
This sounds crazy...but one of my all time favorite songs...I was going through a lot of $hit in my life when I was listening to this album.


 SirLars wrote:

what an awesome morning playlist on RP today!  I am not leaving the office


 
In my Place there is like nothing to go for good music! Everywhere you hear this chart mist. My friends restaurant is one place you can go , but then??  This people have really bad taste.

 HarrO wrote:
Love the depth of that lead guitar tone. Makes a so-so tune an 8.
  Nice solo, too. 

what an awesome morning playlist on RP today!  I am not leaving the office


this song is beautiful........sad and beautiful.......
Lazy Saturday afternoon under the tree with a freezing cold Guiness Stout and a Rocky Patel 1992 and drifting across the grass is music so reminiscent of Pure Prarie League.  EJ and now Cracker.

Thanks for the mood Bill ........... time to go to Amazon and do some downloads ............ after the stout and the smoke is done .................{#Meditate}
 drews wrote:
Sounds like a Guns n Roses ballad
 

or 3 non-blondes......
OK, I really like Euro-trash girl and a couple other tunes, but i see that most Cracker songs just don'endure repeated listening for me ...
 ArmoredDrake wrote:


oh yeah...this is honestly the first thing I thought of.

 
Ha!  Thanks for the laugh.  I needed it.

 thewiseking wrote:
wtf? an homage to an 80s hair band ballad

"every rose has it's thorn"
 

Again, there is no such thing as an original thought (see my below comment posted a few moments ago).
 drews wrote:
Sounds like a Guns n Roses ballad
 
Funny, I thought it might have been Poison (Every Rose Has Its Thorn)

Sounds like a Guns n Roses ballad

 ArmoredDrake wrote:
 

Excelsior revealed.  
Love the depth of that lead guitar tone. Makes a so-so tune an 8.
 thewiseking wrote:


whatever.
 
Well spoken. {#Rolleyes}


 Yamson wrote:

It's called a three-chord progression.  G-D-C.  Countless songs (and many 20th century classics) are built on that foundation, or slight variations thereof. 
 

whatever.
 Excelsior wrote:


If Tom Petty = Guinness, Cracker = Natty Lite.

This band is boring enough that if they were playing a free concert two blocks away from my house, I doubt I'd even consider wandering over unless there was free food.
 
mmm...  Natty Lite.  That's what the Nate's drink in the woods around here. 30 cents a can can't be wrong.
Oh God, make it stop, PLEASE!!!!
Cool song on a hot day



oh yeah...this is honestly the first thing I thought of.

 thewiseking wrote:

wtf? an homage to an 80s hair band ballad "every rose has it's thorn"


 
It's called a three-chord progression.  G-D-C.  Countless songs (and many 20th century classics) are built on that foundation, or slight variations thereof. 


 Excelsior wrote:


If Tom Petty = Guinness, Cracker = Natty Lite.

This band is boring enough that if they were playing a free concert two blocks away from my house, I doubt I'd even consider wandering over unless there was free food.

 

man...you're missin' something. don't catch your drift at all. seen Cracker numerous times...GREAT every time. one of the best live bands out there.

by the way, switch your beer equation...you got it backwards. 
I want Noooooooooothing. :headache: