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Calexico — Black Heart
Album: Feast Of Wire
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Released: 2003
Length: 4:45
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spring is frozen now I'm stuck in low
wrapped with wire, tapped to the heart
can't find no poison, now I've got no cure
(the) fangs are stuck inside my skin

payne county line
watching unjust claims
one man's righteousness is another man's
long haul, sentence carried out
long haul, counting the miles
to the four corners of the world

spring is rusted shut, (faith's) coiled and cracked
apparitions worth their weight in gold
scratched in metal, name erodes away
hands are scarred, heart is charred
burnt though, and ashen

trip on fence post line
sifting through the remains
one man's close pursuit is another man's
last chance, make it through the divide
last chance, suffer the weight or get buried by this
black heart, sweeping over the land
black heart, crawling its way
to the four corners of the world
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Sounds like Portishead at first, thats a good thing! BillG: spin this up 7 -> 8
Sounds like an old Moody Blues take off, lacks rhythm..
 bmeador wrote:

Totally hear Dexter. Wonder if Rolfe Kent took inspiration, or the other way around...

 
This song was released a few years before "Dexter" aired.
I just love this song!
 smdeeg wrote:

I hear Dexter.
 
 
Totally hear Dexter. Wonder if Rolfe Kent took inspiration, or the other way around...

Bill, you should play Crumble sometime - a side of these guys seldom seen.  They played it live in Tucson last November - it was fantastic.
 smdeeg wrote:

I hear Dexter.
 
 
That's funny, every time I watch Dexter, I swear I hear Calexico.

 bbryant321 wrote:
Does anyone else hear Marianne Faithful?
 
I hear Dexter.
 
Big fan of these guys.  Don't care for this song though. 
It doesn't matter how good the song is if the fidelity sucks.  The best song in the world can still sound like sh*t!
{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Cool}
 revt wrote:
I can see the comparisons to Portishead, whom I f-ing love.  This has a finer grit.  Calexico DO it for me.
 
This song is really good.  While it played at almost mute level in my office, I almost thought I was hearing the violins play the Edward Scissorhands boy choir part.

Calexico is one of my favorite groups {#Music}
Did I just blow a speaker?
I can see the comparisons to Portishead, whom I f-ing love.  This has a finer grit.  Calexico DO it for me.
maLeFunKtion wrote:
I'm sure Portishead sang a song that went something like "Give me a reason". Could be wrong, but this has moments where I can hear both songs at the same time. It's hurting my brain. :stupid:
"Glory Box". Thanks for pointing out a subtle similarity that I had not noticed, but is clearly evident now. :high-five:
From my favorite Calexico album...which wasn't easy to choose!
Does anyone else hear Marianne Faithful?
some real garbage
Love this song, love Calexico, they are fantastic!
This is Calexico?! Holy eclectic, Batman!
DoctorHooey wrote:
Wow, this band is so varied in their styles. I need to get an album of theirs. Any recommendations, oh great and mighty RP listenership?
This one right here is a good place to start. I'd say I even prefer this one to Garden Ruin, though I do like them both very much. :smile:
oooh, i like this, especially that violin beginning :music:
Calexico meets Zero 7.....
Wow, this band is so varied in their styles. I need to get an album of theirs. Any recommendations, oh great and mighty RP listenership?
I love this scary sounding song!
Is this a male or female vocalist? I thought it was Marianne Faithful.
Funny, I thought it was Patti Smith when the song first started. Very nice, though.
The quintessential Highway 101 song for the Heat.
pretty good, I think
One of my fave Calexico songs, great in concert too! Thanks RP for exposing me to this great band, even though they're from my own backyard...
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I like this one, but I think it might sound better with a female lead singing.
I hear you. Although it would be rather close to Hooverphonic then. Not a bad thing at all!!
radiojunkie wrote:
Is this a male or female vocalist? I thought it was Marianne Faithful.
I like this one, but I think it might sound better with a female lead singing.
stickers11 wrote:
This does not do it for me. I'd like to see how well this band ages...
They've already aged pretty well. I love this.
This song would be great as an instrumental. The beginning caught my attention -- but then, sadly, the singing began.
This does not do it for me. I'd like to see how well this band ages...
this sounds errily like Babybird's 'Take me back', from the album 'There's something going on". good song either way.
They did such a great gig in Frankfurt, Germany on April 25th. Iron&Wine were participating as well. As a special surprise they featured Chris Cacavas live on stage. I'm still impressed!!
I'm sure Portishead sang a song that went something like "Give me a reason". Could be wrong, but this has moments where I can hear both songs at the same time. It's hurting my brain. :stupid:
I thought this was gonna be a new version of Glory Box.
bindi wrote:
Love this song, Love this CD! :clap:
Right there with ya!
Neat song.
handyrae wrote:
The word dirge comes to mind. And not in a good way.
One of the best words I learned from my mum !
The word dirge comes to mind. And not in a good way.
Love this song, Love this CD! :clap:
yogaboat wrote:
searching....for the....switch................
Yes... Must.... Turn...... Louder.....
searching....for the....switch................
Wasn't all that enamored of the other Calexico I had heard, but this has piqued my interest.
Err - it's a got a little dark in here, hasn't it?
dutcha wrote:
I thought Chrissie Hind
DUH! I been listening to LRC!! Ha ha
radiojunkie wrote:
Is this a male or female vocalist? I thought it was Marianne Faithful.
I thought Chrissie Hind
Is this a male or female vocalist? I thought it was Marianne Faithful.
Just uploaded "Not even Stevie Nicks" from "...Wire". Wish it luck.
Dark and interesting. Hmm.
Reminds me of The The... great song!
A song that does well to showcase what these Tucson boys are really capable of. Excellent.
higado wrote:
a little bit too dark
Hauntingly beautiful.
a little bit too dark
cheetah wrote:
Calexico rarely leaves my CD player; this CD is definitely among my top ten, which, of course, is subject to change at any time, but Feast of Wire is quite wonderful. :sunny:
I hear a bit of the Violent Femmes in here, strangely.
Calexico rarely leaves my CD player; this CD is definitely among my top ten, which, of course, is subject to change at any time, but Feast of Wire is quite wonderful. :sunny.gif: