Saturday, February 17, 2007

10,000 Maniacs - What's the Matter here

"I'm tired of the excuses everybody uses, 'He's your kid, I'll stay out of it...'"

From In My Tribe , one of the best and most under-rated albums of the 1980s.

10 comments:

Heather O'Neill said...

I agree with you!

Thanks for posting the video. I'd never seen it. Though I still find myself singing all those songs from In My Tribe from time to time.

C. E. Chaffin said...

Can't say much about that. But Sam Rasnake tagged me to list my favorite films and I am now tagging you.

You're It!

Rob said...

Heather - I don't think it's an original video. Maybe one that someone's cobbled together. But what a terrific song.

Have you seen the duet Natalie performed with Michael Stipe at some Clinton rally on "Give'em What They Want"? It's terrific. Natalie backs away from the mic, leaving Michael to sing most of her song, while she dances in the background.

CE, you tagged me?! Well OK, just this once... Because it's you.

Carol said...

I am blown away by two video songs you have on your blog. I, too, am a poet. You can find me writing my soul out on Allpoetry.com

My, what you can not find through google. Ty for being you.

G said...

Oh, that's excellent. I miss Natalie Merchant. Thanks for that.

Rob said...

carol, g

Glad you enjoyed the music.

Heather O'Neill said...

Nope, never seen the duet. But it leaves me curious.

It seems interesting to me that Natalie backed away from the mic, and that Michael sang most of it.

Stipes makes me think of "Kid Fears" by the Indigo Girls. *sigh* The good ol' days.

Rob said...

Heather

If you want to hear it, this is the link. It’s pretty good, even if they do lose their harmony in a couple of occasions!

Rob said...

Oh! And also this, which I just discovered today – Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant, with Billy Bragg on guitar – live from my home city of Glasgow in 1990 to celebrate Glasgow’s election as, believe it or not, European City of Culture! Really, very nice...

Heather O'Neill said...

Rob-

I hadn't ever heard "Hello in There" before, so that was a treat! Thanks. And I agree - very nice. The lyrics to the chorus (and how they tie the rest of the song together) really got me.

"Give'Em What They Want" was a lot of fun to watch!