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The Dandy Warhols — Bohemian Like You
Album: 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 4853









Released: 2000
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 0
You've got a great car
Yeah, what's wrong with it today?
I used to have one too
Maybe I'll come and have a look
I really love your hairdo, yeah
I'm glad you like mine too
See what lookin' pretty cool will get ya

So what do you do?
Oh yeah, I wait tables too
No, I haven't heard your band
'Cause you guys are pretty new
But if you dig on vegan food
Well, come over to my work
I'll have them cook you something that you'll really love

'Cause I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I'm feelin so bohemian like you
Yeah, I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I feel
Wahoo, woooo

Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh

Wait
Who's that guy
Just hanging at your pad
He's looking kinda bored
Yeah, you broke up, that's too bad
I guess it's fair if he always pays the rent
And he doesn't get bent about sleeping on the couch when I'm there

'Cause I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I'm feeling so bohemian like you
Yeah, I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I feel
Wahoo, woooo

Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh

I'm getting wise
And I'm feeling so bohemian like you
It's you that I want so please
Just a casual, casual easy thing
Is it? It is for me

And I like you
Yeah, I like you
And I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you
I like you
And I feel
Wahoo, woooo

Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
Ooh, ooh, ooooh
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After a group of miserable songs, RP finally found the correct path. Thanks a lot!
this one stands up after all this time.

such an infectious groove. seems new every time i hear it. timeless.

i just feel like it's a rip off of a stones guitar riff...i'm sure that's been discussed somewhere in all the 690 comments here, but i am too lazy to scroll to look. did they get called out for plagurizing at all for this?

i like the dandies, but this one is their best IMO.
Just one of those songs that uplifts you every time. Video is great too.
 Dapps wrote:


74 here ... female, and yep ROCKIN'.   Such a damn cool track - feet goin' , can't sit still .. AWESOME ❤️
Lookin' at the CD over in the rack but it kinda sounds better coming from RP -  thanks Bill.
57 yr old male in NZ here, 22:00 on a Monday, on great headphones, just had to crank this up to deafening levels....
Totally agree: AWESOME!!

 davemacc51 wrote:




74 here ... female, and yep ROCKIN'.   Such a damn cool track - feet goin' , can't sit still .. AWESOME ❤️
Lookin' at the CD over in the rack but it kinda sounds better coming from RP -  thanks Bill.
How can you not start to dance when you hear this?  
 Flying_Donut wrote:



I wish I was in my 40s.


So do I 
 bentonian wrote:

All the people that felt like this song really spoke to them when it came out are now in their 40's....




I wish I was in my 40s.
ha

ive been watching  the video frequently

it rocks
The Dandy's rock it...
 timmus wrote:

I've always found it intriguing that one of the Dandy Warhols band members went on to be a real estate agent in Portland.  I'm not sure that's a typical outcome of popular bands from the 2000s... you never hear stories about their members returning to a "normal" 9-5 job. I wonder if the band got screwed out royalties by their label.




That's Zia!  I follow her Instagram and it largely seems like a practical way to diversify her income and still build a schedule around her band commitments.  She'd started prior to the pandemic and due to touring life shutting down, it seemed to've worked out well.
I've always found it intriguing that one of the Dandy Warhols band members went on to be a real estate agent in Portland.  I'm not sure that's a typical outcome of popular bands from the 2000s... you never hear stories about their members returning to a "normal" 9-5 job. I wonder if the band got screwed out royalties by their label.
Great song!
 acolt wrote:


Yep! I think that's intentional; the Dandies did a whole bunch of "appropriating" for this album. There's some Zeppelin and Burt Bacharach in other songs.
Will have to check out the rest of the album 

 jp33442 wrote:

Does anyone besides me think of jumping jack flash at the beginning of this song?



Yep! I think that's intentional; the Dandies did a whole bunch of "appropriating" for this album. There's some Zeppelin and Burt Bacharach in other songs.
 justin4kick wrote:


That's pretty.... excellent, superb, uh, marvelous, ..... why can't I find the right adjective here.....

DANDY!
 eileenomurphy wrote:



I agree! GREAT TUNE!!
I was not imagining it then, Ellen dropped you a private message

 jp33442 wrote:

Does anyone besides me think of jumping jack flash at the beginning of this song?




I agree! GREAT TUNE!!
Everyone in my hallway at work is diggin this.
Does anyone besides me think of jumping jack flash at the beginning of this song?
Good Tune!
 cdysthe wrote:

Oh that song! I'm dancing! Oooo ooo oooh




Cubicle chair dancing !!
 reallylost wrote:

Thought this was the Stones from the intro.




Me too! GREAT TUNE!
Thought this was the Stones from the intro.
Oh that song! I'm dancing! Oooo ooo oooh
Has a classic sounding RS intro. In fact the whole song has a strong RS vibe.
 lizardking wrote:

girl



Wait, what?
You know this is perfect hipster-pop when Apple licensed it...
I still think their album before this- The Dandy Warhols Come Down - is an amazing record that deserves some more RP play and is one of those you listen to the whole thing - amazing song transitions.  I still hold out a thread of hope they might make a record like that one again.
 chris32 wrote:
I love this song, because it just perfectly captures the hipster pretense so prevalent here in Portland and the rest of the PNW, but does it in a light-hearted and funny way.
 

Hahahaaa! This is 20 years old!  Timeless classic. The monkeys will always be monkeys.
Where's the rest of the story?!
I love this song, because it just perfectly captures the hipster pretense so prevalent here in Portland and the rest of the PNW, but does it in a light-hearted and funny way.
 DuranAir wrote:

OOps, I'm nearly 70, but what the 
 

Needs loads of volume, fantastic. Cant keep my feet still.
 amoreena wrote:
Thanks...I needed an excuse to turn up the tunes on a flaccid Wednesday......
 
A couple years later, but ditto for today.
 bentonian wrote:
All the people that felt like this song really spoke to them when it came out are now in their 40's....
 

  Love this band.
Ought to be the National Anthem. But until we all start liking each other enough for that to happen we'll have to stick with Flobots' Handlebars as the anthem. 
Saw them last week in Vancouver, BC. Neat how the drummer is not stuck at the back, everyone is front and centre.
rolling stones .................first   


Wooo!
This is a great band and this is one of their hippest songs: witty lyrics, nicely mixed, "hoo hoo" background vocals, and a catchy melody with hooks galore.

Love it!
"Wait, Who's that guy
Just hanging at your pad
He's looking kinda bored
Yeah, you broke up, that's too bad
I guess it's fair if he always pays the rent
And he doesn't get bent about sleeping on the couch when I'm there"

As someone who has been on both ends of this 'couch' situation, I can fully attest that sleeping on the couch sucks and sleeping in bed with the girl rules!  Except when couch dude gets bent out of shape, doesn't leave, makes problems, etc.  Sure wish I had this song to play back then!!  Long Live RP!!  And HJB, wherever you are, if you're still alive.....yeah...thanks for kicking him to the couch!!
I could be wrong, but I think he likes you.
Stupid band name. Stupid song. Stupid lyrics. Shut up already ya wüss
All the people that felt like this song really spoke to them when it came out are now in their 40's....
WAHOOOO!!!  Thanks for the wake-up this morning, Bill.  
 amoreena wrote:
Thanks...I needed an excuse to turn up the tunes on a flaccid Wednesday......

 
Great post, friend.  We're right in the middle of yet another one ...

C R A N K  I T !!!!!!
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Hey, its the Rolling.......Warhols?

 
was waiting for "Gold coast slaver bound for..." after the guitar intro
Long Live                                                                                                                                      Radio Paradise
To me         a SOLID                                                                                                             8 - Most Excellent
 aaronm wrote:
This song is 17 years old, but holds up sooooo well.
 How did I miss this group ? First time hearing anything they've done. 8.

So much more fun than most actual Stones songs.
An Anthem for Brooklyn
To me a STRONG 8 - Most Excellent  almost 9 
DANCING AT MY DESK.  WOOHOO    {#Roflol}
WOO HOO HOOOOO{#Music}
Thanks...I needed an excuse to turn up the tunes on a flaccid Wednesday......
This song is 17 years old, but holds up sooooo well.
 volnomad wrote:
Of course they are being derivative. Most everything they do is with their tongues placed firmly in their cheeks. But, hell, they are fabulous at being ironic.

 
Even the name is an appropriation with a little twist. What else should folks expect?

Beck does this same thing, but he's more prolific. I don't see as many complaints with him, except maybe on the song Jackass.
Of course they are being derivative. Most everything they do is with their tongues placed firmly in their cheeks. But, hell, they are fabulous at being ironic.
 1wolfy wrote:
jumpin jack flash vibe indeed !

 
Good call wolfy!

This is a wonderful set.  Still have the headphones on and am not getting much work done. 
AWESOME, thanks Bill
 WonderLizard wrote:
Jeez, this thing is 15 years old. That's like the time between "Rock Around the Clock" and "Let It Be."

 
Isn't that soo bizarre?  Rock to Let It Be... so much happened between the two.

Last 15 years ...so fast!


easiest 10 I have rated all week!
 1wolfy wrote:
jumpin jack flash vibe indeed !

 
Totally
 leafmold wrote:
whooo hoo hooo!

 
yeah, me too!
whooo hoo hooo!
               Who's that guy ?
Such a fun song! Saw these guys' debut this on late nite TV late summer of 2000. Great name, catchy songs, and yeah - Stones vibe!
jumpin jack flash vibe indeed !
 marklaw wrote:
Zounds!  Met my wife online - first meeting was at a restaurant - still remember seeing her walk around the corner for the first time - this song captures it all.

 
I hope you never come to this: I lost the X-wife to the tune of Radiohead "Hail To The Thief" album which I listened to with my daughter over and over, on the way to Coachella. Now, 10 years on- very happily remarried, and all-is-cool- I still can't listen to  "Backdrifts- Honeymoon is Over" without feeling a little seasickness. Yea, that song "captured it all"  I suppose you could say.


 marklaw wrote:
Zounds!  Met my wife online - first meeting was at a restaurant - still remember seeing her walk around the corner for the first time - this song captures it all.

 
So, did he get bent sleeping on the couch while you were there?
Zounds!  Met my wife online - first meeting was at a restaurant - still remember seeing her walk around the corner for the first time - this song captures it all.
Coming to Chicago November 19th - can't wait!
Jeez, this thing is 15 years old. That's like the time between "Rock Around the Clock" and "Let It Be."
 Proclivities wrote:

Everything is derivative; this band often does it overtly.  The listener comments are almost the same in the threads for every one of their songs here (i.e. "...sounds like blablabla, derivative, etc.).  Given the band's name, it should be apparent that their being conspicuously derivative is at least a part of what they're going for.

 
Derivative? Definitely. But damned good derivative. Gets my body moving every time.
 rulebritannia wrote:
Such a great song I hate to think it's trop derivative, but......I suppose you have a point.

Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 

 

 
Everything is derivative; this band often does it overtly.  The listener comments are almost the same in the threads for every one of their songs here (i.e. "...sounds like blablabla, derivative, etc.).  Given the band's name, it should be apparent that their being conspicuously derivative is at least a part of what they're going for.
I used to live in Redmond for a brief moment....totally dig on the Dandys....Bohemian baby! Lets get down!!!
Better when it's loud!
 DaidyBoy wrote:

definitely "whoa"

 
Bummed ?
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 

 
What's wrong with that? The Stones have done many great songs and there is room for a few more like them.
Everybody in my kitchen is dancing!
having trouble getting past the "Brown Sugar" riff. Lyrics are also painfully adolescent. Sorry.
 fredriley wrote:

I think it's quite a sharp satire, for a bunch of stoners. Funny thing about the Dandy Warhols: they do super-rocky numbers like this, you buy an album on the strength of those, and the rest of the album is mumblecore stoner stuff with the incisiveness of a marshmallow and the bite of an earthworm. 9 from the Nottingham jury for this number, but a nailed on Ho-Hum for most of their output.

 
{#Roflol}{#Clap}

Aren't you glad we live in a time that doesn't force you to buy an album of dross to get the one nugget you crave? 

Such a great song I hate to think it's trop derivative, but......I suppose you have a point.

Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 

 


Its a pretty good rip-off of a few Stones songs so there's that. 
 Chi_Editrix wrote:
Why I like this song: cause I got it off the "Radio Sunnydale" compilation. Missing Buffy.
 

 

Looks like a fun compilation: 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale
Track Listing

 
1. Buffy Main Title Theme - The Breeders2. Stop Thinking About It - Joey Ramone3. Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols4. Everybody Got Their Something - Nikka Costa5. Key - Devics6. Sound of the Revolution - Lunatic Calm7. Ballad for Dead Friends - Dashboard Prophets8. Blue - Angie Hart9. Pavlov's Bell - Aimee Mann10. There's No Other Way - Blur11. Prayer of Saint Francis - Sarah McLachlan12. The Final Fight (original score) - Rob Duncan

Why I like this song: cause I got it off the "Radio Sunnydale" compilation. Missing Buffy.
 
 stalfnzo wrote:
What a great set! Thanks Bill.

 

Same today Bill.
Rocking it baby


 fredriley wrote:

I think it's quite a sharp satire, for a bunch of stoners. Funny thing about the Dandy Warhols: they do super-rocky numbers like this, you buy an album on the strength of those, and the rest of the album is mumblecore stoner stuff with the incisiveness of a marshmallow and the bite of an earthworm. 9 from the Nottingham jury for this number, but a nailed on Ho-Hum for most of their output.

 
Agreed on all accounts. I acquired several of their works hoping for more output like this but found nothing equal to this and with a few exceptions found it mostly disposable...
 MrsTom wrote:
Are the lyrics right? In my head the guy was looking kind of "whoa" not bored. 
 
definitely "whoa"
Bad driver I guess.
What a great set! Thanks Bill.
Perfect example of "Good Time" Rock and Roll!
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano} 
From the Stones to this cannot be a coincidence, right? But hey, it's a really "likable" Bohemian song.....even if they are taking the Mickey out of it.
Are the lyrics right? In my head the guy was looking kind of "whoa" not bored. 
 bb_matt wrote:
Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
 
I think it's quite a sharp satire, for a bunch of stoners. Funny thing about the Dandy Warhols: they do super-rocky numbers like this, you buy an album on the strength of those, and the rest of the album is mumblecore stoner stuff with the incisiveness of a marshmallow and the bite of an earthworm. 9 from the Nottingham jury for this number, but a nailed on Ho-Hum for most of their output.
Quite suitable after the Stones!
I like you too!
{#Wave} .... just gone 9 >>>>> 10
Unashamedly fun!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
...at which point the guy who grew up in the deep south on funk and handed-down delta blues rolls his eyes so hard they fall out and end up under the fridge.
That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9


 

Good point and probably could be directed to half of the posts on all of the song boards.
 bb_matt wrote:
Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
In fact, the entire song seems to have been constructed around that riff rip-off - almost as if they used to cover the stones before writing original material...

 
Like Keith Richards never lifted a riff?

As in Chuck Berry? 
Love the energy. Good song. I hear the beginning and think...Oh (*#)$ it's Rolling Stones...then I am pleasantly surprised it's the Warhols...!
WAHOOOO--dancing at my desk. Great way to start the day!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 bb_matt wrote:
Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
In fact, the entire song seems to have been constructed around that riff rip-off - almost as if they used to cover the stones before writing original material...
 ...at which point the guy who grew up in the deep south on funk and handed-down delta blues rolls his eyes so hard they fall out and end up under the fridge.
That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9

Acceptable. Rolling stones riff rip-off and exceptionally naff lyrics, but easy listenin'
In fact, the entire song seems to have been constructed around that riff rip-off - almost as if they used to cover the stones before writing original material...
My god! We need more bands trying to emualate or rip off the Rolling Stones! Or Led Z. Or Beatles. Or Allmans. Or Grateful Dead. Or Pink Floyd. Or Yes. Or Bob Dylan. Or The Who. Or Little Feat. Or Eric Clapton.


We need RnR!!! 21st century rock music sucks...so far.  

  
Sucko barfo for just sounding like the ugly stones.
 
 leafmold wrote:
People: it's the Dandy Warhols. Take a clue from their name. Any "ripping off" is intentional—and brilliant.

 
Ding ding ding! {#Clap} I'm always amused by people who post the "ripoff" comments on the Dandy's songs. {#Dancingbanana}
 Hannio wrote:
So that is what passes for witty these days?
 
Yep.  And 13 years ago, too.
The LOUDER the better    {#Dancingbanana_2}
Wahoo!!

Must admit the DM's rather passed me by the first time around... but having heard this several time on RP, and also the most excellent Godless, I invested a whole £3 in a 'Greatest Hits' CD, and I've not (on the whole) been disappointed...   
is it me or does this song sound an awful lot like a blend of "jumpin jack flash" and "brown sugar"??
...because there are so many songs like this one? NOPE!  How cool....