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Morcheeba — Aqualung
Album: Charango
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1318









Released: 2002
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Battle cries
We make a swift retreat
Paradise, it don't come cheap
Square up to fight
Like dynamite

The flight is young
We're getting deep
without an aqualung
Our will is strong
We've got to work out where we're
going wrong

Buttercup
I think we missed our turn
Back it up
You think I'd learn
Your gelignite
Sets truth alight

The flight is young
We're getting deep
without an aqualung
Our time is long
We've got to find out
where we're coming from
Square up to the fight
Like dynamite

The flight is young
We're getting deep
without an aqualung
Our will is strong
We've got to work out where we're
going wrong

Light years from here
We're going to burn up
in the atmosphere
It's crystal clear
We're coming swinging
on a chandelier
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Her voice, like velvet, playful, mischievous, child and woman (a. s. o.) takes me away. She is like several of my favorite female singers  all in one. 
I would give this a 7.5 of I could. 
Thanks to all those who cleared up the mystery of the title! 👍🏼
 Proclivities wrote:

I responded to comments about this song title years ago but you probably have to scroll way down the page to find it.  You may have used the word 'aqualung" if you were a referring to a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (aka SCUBA tank) - which is what these lyrics are referring to.   I imagine they were also making a nod to the Tull song.
 
I saw your comments way back there when I chimed in, and yeah, I guess I do know the word Aqualung, it's more that it's NOT a common word whereas Angel is.  Again, this only highlights how quickly someone might see the track title and think  of Tull whereas Angel (as a song title) doesn't bring one specific song to mind (for me at least.) 

From what I understand, Jacques Cousteau was very fond of diving in the Puget Sound, which surprises many to find out that the cold and dark waters have A LOT of sea life and way more color than one might think.  

Long Live RP and our pointless discussions!!
love it !
 lizardking wrote:
OP's name notwithstanding, comparing tunes called "Angel" with song called "Aqualung" is like, well, comparing Angels with Auqalungs. I work with an Angel and refer to people as being "Angels" - I don't think I've ever used "Aqualung" in any context other than the Tull song (and this one too I guess.)

This tune gets an 8 from me...the Tull tune a 9....Long Live RP!!
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I responded to comments about this song title years ago but you probably have to scroll way down the page to find it.  You may have used the word 'aqualung" if you were a referring to a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (aka SCUBA tank) - which is what these lyrics are referring to.   I imagine they were also making a nod to the Tull song.
 Skydog wrote:
 peacockangel wrote:
I turned this up before it came on ~ never having heard it ~ I thought I was in for another of Bill's wonderful covers...

but now I'm just confused on why someone would call their song Aqualung if it isn't indeed Aqualung.

like someone titling their tune Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and it not being that... ? ...

it was a good tune ~ didn't mind the tune at all ~ just confused ~ just sayin lol

.
 there are many others, here's one
.

"Angel" (Jimi Hendrix song) 
"Angel" (Aretha Franklin song) 
"Angel" (Fleetwood Mac song) 
"Angel" (Madonna song) 
"Angel" (Angela Winbush song) 
"Angel" (Aerosmith song) 
"Angel" (Eurythmics song) 
"Angel" (a-ha song) 
"Angel" (Pearl Jam Song) 
"Angel" (Sarah McLachlan song) 
"Angel" (Shaggy song) 
"Angel" (Two Tricky song) 
"Ángel" (Belinda Peregrín song) 
"Angel" (The Corrs song) 
"Angel" (Pharrell song) 
"Angel" (Chiara song) 
"Angel" (Natasha Bedingfield song) 
"Angel" (Anita Baker song) 
"Angel" (Jon Secada song) 
"Angel", song by Massive Attack 
"Angel", song by Dru Hill 
"Angel", song by Lionel Richie 
"Angel", song by Blue October 
"Angel", song by Stabbing Westward 
"Angel", song by Judas Priest 
"Angel", song by Flipsyde 
"Angel", song by 8mm 
"Angel", song by Leona Lewis
 

And "Angel" by In Yer Face (Sheffield band 1990's, you might not have heard of us :-) )
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That Harrison-esque guitar bumped it up to an 8 for me.
she   can't   sing
very weak voice
I hate autotune, but she really needs it
 Skydog wrote:
 peacockangel wrote:
I turned this up before it came on ~ never having heard it ~ I thought I was in for another of Bill's wonderful covers...

but now I'm just confused on why someone would call their song Aqualung if it isn't indeed Aqualung.

like someone titling their tune Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and it not being that... ? ...

it was a good tune ~ didn't mind the tune at all ~ just confused ~ just sayin lol

.
 there are many others, here's one
.

"Angel" (Jimi Hendrix song) 
"Angel" (Aretha Franklin song) 
"Angel" (Fleetwood Mac song) 
"Angel" (Madonna song) 
"Angel" (Angela Winbush song) 
"Angel" (Aerosmith song) 
"Angel" (Eurythmics song) 
"Angel" (a-ha song) 
"Angel" (Pearl Jam Song) 
"Angel" (Sarah McLachlan song) 
"Angel" (Shaggy song) 
"Angel" (Two Tricky song) 
"Ángel" (Belinda Peregrín song) 
"Angel" (The Corrs song) 
"Angel" (Pharrell song) 
"Angel" (Chiara song) 
"Angel" (Natasha Bedingfield song) 
"Angel" (Anita Baker song) 
"Angel" (Jon Secada song) 
"Angel", song by Massive Attack 
"Angel", song by Dru Hill 
"Angel", song by Lionel Richie 
"Angel", song by Blue October 
"Angel", song by Stabbing Westward 
"Angel", song by Judas Priest 
"Angel", song by Flipsyde 
"Angel", song by 8mm 
"Angel", song by Leona Lewis
 
OP's name notwithstanding, comparing tunes called "Angel" with song called "Aqualung" is like, well, comparing Angels with Auqalungs.   I work with an Angel and refer to people as being "Angels" - I don't think I've ever used "Aqualung" in any context other than the Tull song (and this one too I guess.) 

This tune gets an 8 from me...the Tull tune a 9....Long Live RP!!
Aqualung...the flute...I get it!
Love it too.
This background beat sounds like it was borrowed from one of the Oceans movies (at least it sounds like it).  The one in Europe...with the wolf named guy?
 Skydog wrote:

{#Question}

 
Bristolian.  Calms me right down.
 peacockangel wrote:
I turned this up before it came on ~ never having heard it ~ I thought I was in for another of Bill's wonderful covers...

but now I'm just confused on why someone would call their song Aqualung if it isn't indeed Aqualung.

like someone titling their tune Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and it not being that... ? ...

it was a good tune ~ didn't mind the tune at all ~ just confused ~ just sayin lol

.
 there are many others, here's one
.

"Angel" (Jimi Hendrix song) 
"Angel" (Aretha Franklin song) 
"Angel" (Fleetwood Mac song) 
"Angel" (Madonna song) 
"Angel" (Angela Winbush song) 
"Angel" (Aerosmith song) 
"Angel" (Eurythmics song) 
"Angel" (a-ha song) 
"Angel" (Pearl Jam Song) 
"Angel" (Sarah McLachlan song) 
"Angel" (Shaggy song) 
"Angel" (Two Tricky song) 
"Ángel" (Belinda Peregrín song) 
"Angel" (The Corrs song) 
"Angel" (Pharrell song) 
"Angel" (Chiara song) 
"Angel" (Natasha Bedingfield song) 
"Angel" (Anita Baker song) 
"Angel" (Jon Secada song) 
"Angel", song by Massive Attack 
"Angel", song by Dru Hill 
"Angel", song by Lionel Richie 
"Angel", song by Blue October 
"Angel", song by Stabbing Westward 
"Angel", song by Judas Priest 
"Angel", song by Flipsyde 
"Angel", song by 8mm 
"Angel", song by Leona Lewis
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Great song from an overall enjoyable album.  Nice when I'm working. Carms I right down ...

 
{#Question}
Great song from an overall enjoyable album.  Nice when I'm working. Carms I right down ...
more cheetos bars
Demoted.
7>6.
Fading in interest on subsequent plays.
And no guarantee that 6 is the cellar. 
 peacockangel wrote:
I turned this up before it came on ~ never having heard it ~ I thought I was in for another of Bill's wonderful covers...

but now I'm just confused on why someone would call their song Aqualung if it isn't indeed Aqualung.

like someone titling their tune Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and it not being that... ? ...

it was a good tune ~ didn't mind the tune at all ~ just confused ~ just sayin lol
 
Then don't get me started on "Heartbreaker." {#Lol}  There are probably a dozen unique songs with that title.
awesome song awesome band seen them in portland or. and had a ball . lovely people there. mellow
 peacockangel wrote:
I turned this up before it came on ~ never having heard it ~ I thought I was in for another of Bill's wonderful covers...

but now I'm just confused on why someone would call their song Aqualung if it isn't indeed Aqualung.

like someone titling their tune Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and it not being that... ? ...

it was a good tune ~ didn't mind the tune at all ~ just confused ~ just sayin lol
 
To be fair, "aqua-lung" is the name of the self-contained, underwater, breathing apparatus which was co-developed by Jacques Cousteau several years before Ian Anderson was even born.  I believe a lot of divers still refer to a scuba set-up as an "aqua-lung"; so, it's not exactly the same as using "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (a unique phrase made up by John and/or Julian Lennon) as a title.  The lyrics of this song refer to that diving apparatus (as does Tull's tune), though it's very likely that there was some sort of homage and/or joke intended by Morcheeba using that word as the song title.
I turned this up before it came on ~ never having heard it ~ I thought I was in for another of Bill's wonderful covers...

but now I'm just confused on why someone would call their song Aqualung if it isn't indeed Aqualung.

like someone titling their tune Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and it not being that... ? ...

it was a good tune ~ didn't mind the tune at all ~ just confused ~ just sayin lol
I like Morcheeba. I've heard a few of the other songs that you play once in a while. Thanks for turning me on to the band.{#Daisy}
Great song.
Is this what Jethro Tull would sound like in some parrallel universe? Play "Locomotive Breath" next. Needs more flute and spittle.

 gutboy wrote:
(spitting out pieces of his broken luck...)
  Yeah. Like his bad luck in hearing this song.


(spitting out pieces of his broken luck...)
 BWGunner wrote:
You know the moment you've gone all German...you've had enough Cheeba.
 
As far as I can understand it (two years of German in high school) Prickelpit96 can not have enough Cheeba...

You know the moment you've gone all German...you've had enough Cheeba. Love the tune. Finally Jethro Tull has a paying gig...for a bar.
andionita wrote:
distinct sound. really nice
Ist meiner bescheidenen Meinung nach auch ihr smartetes und musikalisch 'rundestes' Werk. Wenn Du's nicht im Plattenschrank hast: Losrennen, anhören, lieben. :good-vibes: GrÌsse nach Bremen.
This whole album is a 10...from the beginning to the end. :pray:
distinct sound. really nice
Saliby_Br wrote:
Morcheeba is always a 7 but never a 10. They are ok.
...they used to be a 10...when they were hungrier... :devil_pimp:
I like eyeing little Morcheeba with bad intent, but she is easy on the ears, too... This song is a bit vanilla, though.
Snot is running down her nose! Oops! Wrong Aqualung! Sorry. :doh:
Morcheeba is always a 7 but never a 10. They are ok.
trekhead wrote:
Circus?? It's freakin' Mardi Gras...
OK, but for the record, I've never seen breast-flashing or bead throwing emoticons provided on the site. Do you donate much more than I do and therefore have a richer selection? :wink:
Drunkenlilacwine wrote:
I am in love with Skye's voice.. WOW! excellent smooth background... easy to listen to.
I'm not sold on her voice yet. Seems a little too... ordinary. Maybe it will grow on me. Fitting for the tune, I guess, but seems like it needs something a little growlier. Shirley Manson, maybe?
tunk wrote:
Smooth and silky...
Reminds me a little bit of Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music. In a good way.
Skye, the lead singer, said that Morcheeba asked her to leave. What a big mistake that was! Haven't heard her new solo cd; has anyone? Any good?
SpaceCase wrote:
I love this stuff!!!!!!!!!
ditto SpaceCase!!
I love this stuff!!!!!!!!!
very nice! Hope to hear more from skye solo
winter wrote:
Was kind of hoping for a Jethro Tull cover myself, with some kind of digi-sampler flute thing going on. Maybe a trip-hop version of "Locomotive Breath" next just to keep the theme going. 8)
Me too - imagine my disappointment...
:music:
Carly wrote:
feelin'...Portishead...
thinkin' the same thing
Hmmm. What she talkeeng about?
feelin'...Portishead...
This reminds me of the theme to The 4400.
I saw Morcheeba this weekend during the amazing Pukkelpop-festival here in Belgium (www.pukkelpop.be). Although Skye who sings on Aqualung is no longer in the band, the new singer is also amazing. I believe she's called Jodie. One of the songs in the set featured a saxophone solo by this amazing singer. It was pure bliss ! And the 2 brothers were still their funny selves, they were like asking the crowd to throw some marihuana on stage because they ran out of it. No need to tell you what happened next ;-)
radiojunkie wrote:
The beat and sound grabbed me initially. Then I heard the vocals, but they weren't exceptional. Then the incessant bip-bip-bip-bip synthesizer that could be ripped straight off a Britney Spears record started to annoy me. Then I saw the name and listened to the words as best I could, and could not figure out why this should be called Aqualung. Except I'm really afraid that it's because the artists have never heard of the original Aqualung. This is a perfect example of a track that really grabbed me, held my attention, and squandered it.
Was kind of hoping for a Jethro Tull cover myself, with some kind of digi-sampler flute thing going on. Maybe a trip-hop version of "Locomotive Breath" next just to keep the theme going. 8)
radiojunkie wrote:
…Then I saw the name and listened to the words as best I could, and could not figure out why this should be called Aqualung. Except I'm really afraid that it's because the artists have never heard of the original Aqualung.
The original aqualung, invented by Jacques Cousteau & Emil Gagnan in the 40s
The beat and sound grabbed me initially. Then I heard the vocals, but they weren't exceptional. Then the incessant bip-bip-bip-bip synthesizer that could be ripped straight off a Britney Spears record started to annoy me. Then I saw the name and listened to the words as best I could, and could not figure out why this should be called Aqualung. Except I'm really afraid that it's because the artists have never heard of the original Aqualung. This is a perfect example of a track that really grabbed me, held my attention, and squandered it.
this song really pulled me in.
This is one of the songs that made me fall in love with RP.
bluedot wrote:
not bad, but i still prefer jethro tull's version! :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor:
Circus?? It's freakin' Mardi Gras...
bluedot wrote:
not bad, but i still prefer jethro tull's version! :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor:
:umbrella: viva the emoticon circus!
bluedot wrote:
not bad, but i still prefer jethro tull's version! :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :propeller: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor:
The only thing that's similar is the name.
not bad, but i still prefer jethro tull's version! :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :propeller.gif: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor: :motor:
I am in love with Skye's voice.. WOW! excellent smooth background... easy to listen to.
I'm in love with Skye :D RP can play as much 'cheeba as they want - love it! Sean
Another good song from Morcheeba that it isn't in "Parts of the Process"...
At first, didn\'t think I would like it but those smooth, dreamy vocals are killer! :clap:
I read a comment here about one of the Morcheeba songs that started out \"Lesscheba please\" and although I didn\'t share the same level of disdain I wouldn\'t have minded less. However, I have to admit that Morcheeba is growing on me and I\'m liking it more and more. This is good.
CHILLIN\' :D
I like. :bounce:
Another fine song by Morcheeba. However, to steal a suggestion I saw earlier today regarding another Morcheeba song, perhaps it\'s time to have a little Lesscheeba -- there seems to be a lot of their material in RP rotation these days. (I guess there are a lot worse artists to have in regular rotation . . .) :roll:
Originally Posted by tdawg: Bjork: The Other White Meat
thats funny. Hey isn't this a rip off of a Jethro Tull song? :D just kidding. it was just something said on another song https://www.radioparadise.com/?content=song_info&song_id=30491&title=Beck+-+Nobody%27s+Fault+But+My+Own)
Smooth and silky...thanks for introducing this band to me, RP...
This song, while being relatively likeable, has been getting more than enough playtime here on RP, IMHO.
Ah, this may not be their best song, but Morcheeba is great. I also need to thank for RP for introducing them. I saw them in San Francisco two weeks ago and the show was great!
Likewise, RP turned me on to the band, then my son (always watching TicketMaster...) told me that they were coming to town. Saw them in Toronto at the Opera House in Jan -- GREAT SHOW! Skye owned the audience that night. A refreshing change from a lot of the crap that's out there now... AJ :clap:
I LOVE Morcheeba and I\'m so thankful for RP turning me on to them. I\'d never have heard them anywhere else! Keep playing it!! :clap:
Originally Posted by 1jerry: make it stop. repeating so much. :cry: make it stop. repeating so much. :cry: make it stop. repeating so much. :cry: make it stop. repeating so much. :cry:
Another example of how our tastes mirror each other Mr. Jerry. :wave:
I like it. Her voice kinda reminds me of the Garbage lead singer...
make it stop. repeating so much. :cry: make it stop. repeating so much. :cry: make it stop. repeating so much. :cry: make it stop. repeating so much. :cry:
Not one of Morcheeba\'s greatest, but Skye and the Family Phone keep it fresh and swanky...
Originally Posted by gandalfbmg: Is it just me, or does this song rock?
It's just you. ;)
Originally Posted by clarinetta: Well, Morcheeba is okay but let's think back to who already had a song called Aqualung way before Morcheeba hit the scene. Mr. DJ, please add Aqualung by Jethro Tull to your playlist. Thanks. :eek:
Yes, please put me down as an Eek too. Jethro Tull's Aqualung was rockin'-out rock and deserves airplay. What is *this* stuff?--the auditory equivalent of pureed celery. :??:
Originally Posted by ce: That's "Björk". Sounds like someone barfing. And that's just her name. ;) But I can see your point, yes.
Bjork: The Other White Meat
Is it just me, or does this song rock? Did anyone else catch that this album was one of the featured albums at the end of tonight\'s Smallville (for anybody who watches the WB)
This is such an excellent song! I like it more every time I hear it. They have so many other great songs as well. Once again, I have RP to thank for turning me on to a new band. :clap:
This has a sort of 007-themesong sound to it...
Maybe a bit like a cross between Bjork and Shirley Manson (of Garbage), but Skye's voice stands on its own. Great orchestration, cool James Bond-style music. So far everything I've heard from Morcheeba points to a purchase... :cool:
originally posted by lbrc: a bit like byork? :cool:
that's "björk". sounds like someone barfing. and that's just her name. ;) but i can see your point, yes.
Way too smarmy for me.
originally posted by lbrc: a bit like byork? :cool:
take a hit off them canteloupe rinds you're smoking and pass it along...
It's got a "Xanadu" flavor to it.
This chick has the sexiest voice I\'ve heard since The Sundays hit the airwaves. I haven\'t heard a Morcheeba tune yet that I don\'t like. I may have to buy some of their schtuff.
Skye has the voice of an Angel, so sexy, I\'m smitten. She sounds sort of like the girl who used to be in the Sneaker Pimps.
Originally Posted by bendoh: Absoultely nothing like bjork. :oops:
Indeed! Much better than Bjork!
Originally Posted by Caffeine_Kid: No, more like Lulu.
yes, i agree
absoultely nothing like bjork. :oops:
originally posted by lbrc: a bit like byork? :cool:
originally posted by lbrc: a bit like byork? :cool:
no, more like lulu.
a bit like byork? :cool:
One of the most seductive voices ever recorded. This is soooo cooool.