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Old 06-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #31
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Re: The Riff

i'm digging the fact that this is the tune they picked the album title from. makes me a lil more excited to hear the studio version
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    Dave uses "baby" how most people use "like." It has become an annoying filler word in his lyrics. Aside from that, song sounds nice.
    I agree. I feel the same way on his use of baby...Way too excessive
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #33
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    I'm going to sit this one out. I'm at the point in my fandom where the prospect of listening to the entire album new excites me way more than hearing a brand new song live the night its performed. I listened to Gaucho, Mercy, and Sweet, but as it is becoming apparent we are going to know most of the songs prior to hearing the studio version, I think I'm just going to wait.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #34
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    Easily the best of the new tunes for me.

    Such a dynamic song.


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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #35
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    I think the negativity has gotten to the point on these boards that people can't even recognize a good fukin song when they hear one
    Couldnt agree more.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #36
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    Re: The Riff

    Love it! But one side of me wants them to stop debuting new songs to make the album a surprise, and the other side loves hearing new songs!
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:34 PM   #37
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    Wow! I was going to wait until the album came out to listen to anything besides If Only, Mercy, Sweet, and Gaucho, but I have zero will power. Fantastic tune. I think this could be an awesome single. I totally hear why they called this "The Riff." The main guitar riff is what drives the song. Best song they've written since Lillywhite Sessions/Busted Stuff....EASILY!
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #38
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    Look, if the word baby bothers you...don't listen to a lot of classic rock and roll. Do you realize how much Led Zeppelin used the word babe and baby?

    Otherwise I'm glad you like the song.
    Robert Plant's use of the word fits better with his style and the band's sound. I'm not going to completely rip into Dave because I can't hear exactly what's going on with the lyrics, but it's just something that bothers me. Why are you so defensive? You must not take criticism well.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #39
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    Re: The Riff

    solid tune still no boyd solos in any of the songs just him filling? I know we have more songs to hear but come on Boyd give me something!
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #40
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    now that we have heard 5 songs, i am so excited looking at all of them and saying damn i reallllllly like all of these tunes, shaping up to be awesome. thank you steve lillywhite.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #41
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    There's something I really like about this song that I can't pin point or describe very well. Partly the way Dave's melody rumbles out of the riff, in a steady, strong, building way.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:48 PM   #42
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    I can hear more of the crowd than I can of the song.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:50 PM   #43
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    I can hear more of the crowd than I can of the song.
    Agreed, can't hear the song well enough to make a judgment. Once the tapes drop, I'll dive in fully.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:51 PM   #44
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    Re: The Riff

    I still don't like Sweet, but all of the other songs are dope. This song is an instant favorite after a couple of listens to a so-so recording.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:52 PM   #45
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    Eh. The youtube vid doesn't do the song justice. I'll have to wait for the recording tomorrow to pass judgement.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:52 PM   #46
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    Try listening to it with headphones, made a huge difference for me. Hope that helps
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:55 PM   #47
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    the vid is great but i think better audio will make a significant difference
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #48
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    Re: The Riff

    After only a few listens this is my favorite of the new tunes.
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    Old 06-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #49
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    Re: The Riff

    3. Mercy
    4. Gaucho
    5. Sweet
    6. The Riff

    sweet should flow really nicely into The Riff
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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #50
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    I like this. a lot, for a first listen. this seems to be a somewhat mellow album, at least so far. but this is a very good song, from a first impression at least. awesome.
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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #51
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    Dave: "..... whole fuckin life....."

    Crowd: "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YEAHH!HH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #52
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    That will never fail. He should just randomly do it in every song.

    "I HATE OUT OF MY HANDS!!!" - Crowd.

    "Lookin the FUCK down from heeeeerrrreee!!!"

    "OH MY GOD, THIS SONG HAS SO MUCH ENERGY NOW!!!" - Sheep.
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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:21 AM   #53
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    Easily the best of the new tunes for me.

    Such a dynamic song.


    "stay with me, it doesn't mean we have to stay the same...'
    Great line.

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    Robert Plant's use of the word fits better with his style and the band's sound. I'm not going to completely rip into Dave because I can't hear exactly what's going on with the lyrics, but it's just something that bothers me. Why are you so defensive? You must not take criticism well.
    No defense, starting disscussion and just pointing out another band with a diverse sound where the word baby is used a lot.
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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:23 AM   #54
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    That will never fail. He should just randomly do it in every song.

    "I HATE OUT OF MY HANDS!!!" - Crowd.

    "Lookin the FUCK down from heeeeerrrreee!!!"

    "OH MY GOD, THIS SONG HAS SO MUCH ENERGY NOW!!!" - Sheep.



    Oooh ooh, I know... what about:

    "Do what you will, always
    Walk where like you like your steps
    DO AS YOU FUCKIN' PLEASE I'LL - back you up."

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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:24 AM   #55
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    Oooh ooh, I know... what about:

    "Do what you will, always
    Walk where like you like your steps
    DO AS YOU FUCKIN' PLEASE I'LL - back you up."

    Reminds me of Old School and Total Eclipse of the Heart
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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:26 AM   #56
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    Easily the best of the new tunes for me.

    Such a dynamic song.


    "stay with me, it doesn't mean we have to stay the same...'
    I remember somebody who heard the whole album make the comment along the lines of "this album seemed somewhat personal.....a more mature set of lyrics"


    This song solidifies this. I'm not somebody who instantly loves new songs, but this one has absolutely swept me off my feet. Love at first sight. A song with meaningful, relatable lyrics with good music behind it?



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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:28 AM   #57
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    It sounds a lot like the ending jam in Spoon, after some great vids love it just hours later. Thank You Tapers, Thank you You Tube

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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #58
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wg-2zCPu8 - new clip

    you really get a feeling for what fonze said regarding personal lyrics, this album has much more meaningful messages and lyrics than anything we've seen in a long time, besides like squirm..at this point i don' think the album can be spoiled by hearing all these songs lives, i think when we all sit down and listen from start to finish the album will bring us a whole new experience

    "I don't know the man that's living in my head if i don't know the woman that's sleeping in my bed"
    "i've got dreams to kill and people to forget"
    "you stay with me but that don't mean we have have to stay the same, you stay with me but baby maybe we can change the game, you stay with me but that don't mean I wan to stay the same"
    yeh thats some deep sh*t, full of angst, emotions, stress, anger... that's good stuff it ain't your cheesy love song ala shake me and seven which are not what they could be due to lyrical turd writing
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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #59
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    Love the line about...

    "watching the tv set....as If I have dreams to kill and people to forget.."
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    Old 06-28-2012, 12:46 AM   #60
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    first gaucho and now this, dave's riff writing is back...this song is so dynamic with weird timing etc...it really highlights and takes advantage of the talent of the band which is the #1 thing i was hoping for, not necessarily a return to the 90's but a return to dmb proving they are top notch musicians that write interesting music
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