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Calexico — Close Behind
Album: Feast of Wire
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Released: 2003
Length: 2:44
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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I think I'm going to go back to school.  I'll study film.
I'll graduate, get a crappy production assistant job while I learn the ropes.
I'll earn the trust of those around me as I gain knowledge and status.
Then I'll work my way up the ranks until I write and direct a film (or streaming series).
It will be a Western.
This will be the Theme Song.

Then I'll go back to what I'm doing now.
I never heard of them, prior to RP. Now I like several of their tunes! Thank You RP!  
 marysclark wrote:

parts are like the Mannix theme song


Lalo Schifrin. Who of course composed the theme to "Mission: Impossible."
Long ago, NBC Radio ran a weekend program called "Monitor." It ran in various time slots almost continuously from Friday through Sunday, and it ran for years. 

This piece reminds me of production music used on "Monitor." 
EXCELLENT!!!
 timmus wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
 
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SUNDAY SCHOOLS BOARD
 
THE BISHOP
 
 
(gotta throw in some of that Monty Python)


Too Funny!!
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
 
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SUNDAY SCHOOLS BOARD
 
THE BISHOP
 
 
(gotta throw in some of that Monty Python)
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Fuck off, and take your spamming bollocks with you.  And when you get there, fuck off some more.
 gantziaslaw wrote:
Το ραδιόφωνό σας  μου το σύστησε ένας ..μανάβης! Συγχαρητήρια !Είστε πολύ καλοί!
 
It's all Greek to me! 

Welcome to Radio Paradise!
Το ραδιόφωνό σας  μου το σύστησε ένας ..μανάβης! Συγχαρητήρια !Είστε πολύ καλοί!
 vandal wrote:

As a young boy, I always thought that Gail Fisher was hot... 

 
She was.  Hot as hell...  Wasn't she a beauty queen?

She also did adverts.

Hot, and regular...

 cc_rider wrote:
Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef, riding toward a showdown... Ennio Morricone would be proud. c.
 
Yup, this has spaghetti western written all over it! :)
 JasonfromFrance wrote:
Am I mistaken, or does RP have a thing for Calexico? How many songs do we hear from them?
 
no
Yes they do
not enough
 Steely_D wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
 Zep wrote:

No Gail Fisher.
 
As a young boy, I always thought that Gail Fisher was hot... 

 marysclark wrote:
parts are like the Mannix theme song
 
No Gail Fisher.
Tarantino-esque.
 JasonfromFrance wrote:
Am I mistaken, or does RP have a thing for Calexico? How many songs do we hear from them?
 
Yea and so do a lot of us.
I think I would like Arizona.
I half expect Clint Eastwood to walk around the corner!
parts are like the Mannix theme song
 cyberbug wrote:
Califonia crap
 
Did you just say Caliphonia?

 malamucha wrote:
Radio Paradise got me to know Calexico and I crave more:) Calexico or Porcupine Tree cannot become overplayed, imho.
 
totally agree man! Both are on good rotation on my Iphone -- in fact, I think I heard them both on RP for the first time!
 Steely_D wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION

 
you are so right on!
by rights, something amazing and dramatic should be happening with this music in the background...
 Steely_D wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION

 
Maybe it shows our age, but yeah...Quinn Martin echo's.
Radio Paradise got me to know Calexico and I crave more:) Calexico or Porcupine Tree cannot become overplayed, imho.
IF BRANDO was directing his brilliant epic Western "One-Eyed Jacks" today, he'd want THIS to be the soundtrack — apropos title, too!
 JasonfromFrance wrote:
Am I mistaken, or does RP have a thing for Calexico? How many songs do we hear from them?

 
Bill has 41 tracks by Calexico or Calexico collaboration on RP. Not the largest collection but significant.
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
 JasonfromFrance wrote:
Am I mistaken, or does RP have a thing for Calexico? How many songs do we hear from them?

 
..... what he intended say was much MORE Calexico please
 TerryS wrote:

Jack Lord turned down the part of Captain Kirk in Star Trek to play Hawaii 00000.  Curious and curiouser.



 
where would you rather work? a sound stage in la. or the islands? 5.o calls.
Seen 'em play this live........superb.
 JasonfromFrance wrote:
Am I mistaken, or does RP have a thing for Calexico? How many songs do we hear from them?
 
I don't care. I love them. 
Am I mistaken, or does RP have a thing for Calexico? How many songs do we hear from them?
Antonio Banderas should do another El Mariachi shoot 'em up action sequence to this!
Calexico *movie music*..love it !
Need to smoke me a cheroot!
 socalhol wrote:

Totally — I was feeling a Spaghetti Western coming on with this.....

 
Ennio would be proud

Quite superb. Melodic, dynamic, uplifting, dramatic. Altogether pretty near peerless.
 huebdoo wrote:
How can you not love this ... reminds me of like late 60's westerns or something very cool retro kinda groove

 
Totally — I was feeling a Spaghetti Western coming on with this.....

 The_Enemy wrote:


Hawaii Five-O had one of the all-time great theme songs. One of those shows that, even if you didn't like it, you had to watch until the theme was over. Someone should upload it.

I wonder if any bands like Shadowy Men or Man of the Atom have covered it? Seems like a natural for either band.



 
Jack Lord turned down the part of Captain Kirk in Star Trek to play Hawaii 00000.  Curious and curiouser.


 dmax wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
 
{#Lol}

Yea, this is a good'n!


Play this forever.
My only gripe about Calexico is that they achieved international notariety so fast, we didn't have very long at all to enjoy them as a local act in Tucson.   Bravo, boys, but It really was kind of frustrating.  There was a brief period when one could see a glimmer of hope that Tucson could develop a music scene, and *poof* it ended.
They play this song too much......
God, I really love this band. Saw them live a few times now  - they must be touring all the time, or they wouldn't be in Austria (of all paces) every year or two - and they're just all-around good. Great rapport with the audience, great music, and none of the rockstar attitude. If I were in a band, this is how I'd like to perform. They're officially on my "hero" list ;-)

 Frenchboop wrote:
so do iI'm ok with it !
 


Bill - Nice segue from Fleetwood Mac's Tusk.
Their new album is getting some great reviews, and I agree it is amazing - but for me, Feast of Wire is their very best.
michaelkent wrote:
I have liked everything from this group. Keep 'em on the playlist. Hope the stats are good (some agreement from the rest of the world that listens to RP)?!

I'm with you!

I have enjoyed listening to Calexico and even have bought some of their music. I also love it when they get together with Iron and Wine. Thanks Wild Bill for another musical turn-on.
So much better than the preceding FM excuse.
The_Enemy wrote:
Hawaii Five-O had one of the all-time great theme songs. One of those shows that, even if you didn't like it, you had to watch until the theme was over. Someone should upload it. I wonder if any bands like Shadowy Men or Man of the Atom have covered it? Seems like a natural for either band.
I'm not sure about that, but I'm sure that every crappy high school band in the 70's sure did.
michaelkent wrote:
I have liked everything from this group. Keep 'em on the playlist. Hope the stats are good (some agreement from the rest of the world that listens to RP)?!
I'm ok with it !
michaelkent wrote:
I have liked everything from this group. Keep 'em on the playlist. Hope the stats are good (some agreement from the rest of the world that listens to RP)?!
I have liked everything from this group. Keep 'em on the playlist. Hope the stats are good (some agreement from the rest of the world that listens to RP)?!
Go, Calexico!
a_genuine_find wrote:
I am being wisked away to a time between watching Hawaii Five-O and Mannix.
Hawaii Five-O had one of the all-time great theme songs. One of those shows that, even if you didn't like it, you had to watch until the theme was over. Someone should upload it. I wonder if any bands like Shadowy Men or Man of the Atom have covered it? Seems like a natural for either band.
How can you not love this ... reminds me of like late 60's westerns or something very cool retro kinda groove
Nice.
I am being wisked away to a time between watching Hawaii Five-O and Mannix.
tomville wrote:
It's hard to go wrong with Calexico.
Yeppers.
HIYAH!!!! RIDE 'EM ON DOWN THE RANGE!
Those percussive breaks remind me of Vanilla Fudge's old cover of the Supremes! "Set me free, why don't ya, babe!"
It's hard to go wrong with Calexico.
This is truely one of the most diverse, musically
I think you have all said what I feel about this group and their music. Living here in England they are a breath of fresh air.Thanks RP for introducing my ears to them and thanks for playing this track again.
What a cool song.
yay!
WooHoo Something (finally) for Cinco De Mayo!
dmax wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
ROFL!!
Calexico was my first "RP" CD. Feast of Wire is an amazing album. Brilliant all the way through. Dancing_banana wrote:
Yeah Calexico!!
Yeah Calexico!!
RoryBK2311 wrote:
For the Calexico fans, I've heard enough of these guys and have decided to start buying their music. Any suggestions on where to start? I caught a performance on Austin City Limits and thought they were amazing live, do they have any live CD's? Thanks!
They are amazing live, have seen them twice! They have a live DVD (called "worlds drift in" i think? but have never seen it) Either way check out this album, it's awesome
RoryBK2311 wrote:
For the Calexico fans, I've heard enough of these guys and have decided to start buying their music. Any suggestions on where to start? I caught a performance on Austin City Limits and thought they were amazing live, do they have any live CD's? Thanks!
they really are great live. I saw them in Utrecht with iron & wine and it was well worth it.
RoryBK2311 wrote:
For the Calexico fans, I've heard enough of these guys and have decided to start buying their music. Any suggestions on where to start? I caught a performance on Austin City Limits and thought they were amazing live, do they have any live CD's? Thanks!
Greetings. I don't know much about Calexico. RP introduced me to them and I went straight out a bought 'Hot Rail'. Excellent album and I believe a good intro into their music, I will be buying more! I find the music quite Tarantinoesk, if you know what I mean.
RoryBK2311 wrote:
For the Calexico fans, I've heard enough of these guys and have decided to start buying their music. Any suggestions on where to start?
I would suggest starting with the album from which this song is taken, Feast of wire. Easily their best album so far, in my opinion.
For the Calexico fans, I've heard enough of these guys and have decided to start buying their music. Any suggestions on where to start? I caught a performance on Austin City Limits and thought they were amazing live, do they have any live CD's? Thanks!
I think I see Clint riding in from the east to Mexifornia!
Reminds me of a modern version of Herb Albert and the TJ brass
dmax wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
Still one of my all-time favorite comments on RP.
Garbage is from Madison too! jackvh wrote:
Don't forget Summerfest, perhaps the best annual music festival (held in Milwaukee)! https://www.summerfest.com/ (...and Steve Miller) (...and lots of beer!)
raggamuffin wrote:
in defense of the great state of Wisconsin, the state is home to some of the coolest sounds like: violent femmes bodeans and polka music
Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
Euphemism wrote:
Smooooooth segue from Harlem Nocturne, Bill.
And again! What a perfect segue.
NOT GOOD
This reminds me of NFL Films.
Smooooooth segue from Harlem Nocturne, Bill.
raggamuffin wrote:
in defense of the great state of Wisconsin, the state is home to some of the coolest sounds like: violent femmes bodeans and polka music
Don't forget Summerfest, perhaps the best annual music festival (held in Milwaukee)! https://www.summerfest.com/ (...and Steve Miller) (...and lots of beer!)
brookap wrote:
Wisconsin's just jealous because all they had goin' for them was cheese and California (it has an R), took that from them too. Yep - wine, cheese, RP - What more do ya need?
in defense of the great state of Wisconsin, the state is home to some of the coolest sounds like: violent femmes bodeans and polka music
Is no one hearing a little Tijuana Brass, "Taste of Honey" mixed with spagetti western?
sounds like soundtrack to a spaghetti western. saddle up.
cyberbug wrote:
Califonia crap
They are from Tucson Arizona, a place I called home for 4 years as a young child in the sixties. And they are cool, fool.
WHEN THEY DANCE OUT INTO THE STREET FROM THE BAR THEY WERE PLAYING IN AND THEN GET ARRESSTED, YOU JUST GOT TO LOVE THEM, NO WAY, NOW HOW CAN U TRASH UM? (then again I just might have been drunk and imagined the whole thing, oh-well)
katzendogs wrote:
Too darn close to Ennio Morricone - Titoli Di Testa (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) Sorry
that, along with some ghost riders in the sky...
Too darn close to Ennio Morricone - Titoli Di Testa (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) Sorry
dmax wrote:
A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION
Deserving of a bump.
cyberbug wrote:
Califonia crap
Wisconsin's just jealous because all they had goin' for them was cheese and California (it has an R), took that from them too. Yep - wine, cheese, RP - What more do ya need?
cc_rider wrote:
Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef, riding toward a showdown... Ennio Morricone would be proud. c.
Exactly.
Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef, riding toward a showdown... Ennio Morricone would be proud. c.
This is real music.
Oo, this is nice. I like Calexico's instrumentals, but usually get annoyed when vocals kick in.
Califonia crap
Just to let you know---Calexico was great at Lollapalooza.
This is a great song, and it's making me smile.
CrowCommunications wrote:
Reminded me of Mannix in some parts.
man i use to have SUCH a crush on mannix!
Calexico

Yes! I love the tune, and was thinking of the good, bad & ugly. and here it is on the playlist (Cal. guitar trio). Hope there's whistling..
maybe there could be a weird music channel too. maybe there could be a high repetition classics channel too while we're at it!
Old_Pat wrote:
the good, the bad, and the crappy
the fools, the cads, and the ignorant. . .
peyotecoyote wrote:
Good! You can bring the wine - how 'bout a nice Merlot?
You got it!
Jacksonstat wrote:
I'll be right over!
Good! You can bring the wine - how 'bout a nice Merlot?
peyotecoyote wrote:
spaghetti and a western...anyone?
I'll be right over!
Bizzarefall wrote:
(really big picture of cowboy and cows) Heeeeeeeeeyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
What? No, more like MT
spaghetti and a western...anyone?
These guys are excellent live!
This song appears in a western in which an outlaw is being pursued by a reluctant hero. It conveys a desperate, erratic flight on the part of the outlaw and a lengthy, relentless, determined pursuit on the part of the hunter, who remains "close behind" his prey, but can't quite catch up to him. Hence the title. Or if it doesn't, it should.
mbrailer wrote:
I am SOOOOOO glad I'm not the only person who thought of this. Now I feel normal, or at least normal-er.
Remember 'act I' Act II' "Epilogue"?