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Neil Finn — Twisty Bass
Album: Try Whistling This
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1220









Released: 1998
Length: 5:03
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The hangman's in the noose,
The prisoner is loose,
The wheel has come around,
And the velvet curtain coming down.
And I left it there,
A suitcase on a chair.
I feel my weight
And something tells me
There's a river underground,
In a place where there's no one to be found.

And no one came to see
The oldest show in town
And no one came to see
The oldest show in town
And no one came to see
The oldest show in town

Santa's on the cross.
Innocence is lost.
The music's in your mind,
And the windscreen wipers move in time.

No one came to see
The oldest show in town
No one came to see
The oldest show in town

And the stranger was a ghost
The killer was a priest
Took the first excuse
Made the madness seem cute lipped
On your own you'll find your own escape
There are many ways to choose
And I don't know which one you should take

A home is all you want
On the back of a truck driving down the street
It doesn't seem so much
But it's all you need to make your life complete

No one came to see
The oldest show in town
No one came to see
The oldest show in town
No one came to see
The oldest show in town

No one came to see
I lean the slightest bit towards you
White turns into brown, light goes to black
Your eyes danced in my reflection
And the horse ate my trousers
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 molson wrote:

Love everything Neil!!! He is one of the best song writers on the planet!



Hey new album out from them, pretty good!
Superb song writing and musical structure in his song,legend✌️
Love everything Neil!!! He is one of the best song writers on the planet!
The whole album was tight - enjoyed every minute of it. Finns are incredible.
 nutrod42 wrote:
The horse ate my trousers.
 
I hate it when that happens!
Fabulous track from a great album,genius 😉
The more I hear from this Finn fella, the more I like him!
I once caught a feisty  bass, using spinner bait.  
The horse ate my trousers.
I remember buying this CD new at a music shop in Kanazawa, not knowing quite what to expect, but knowing it would be good. Indeed
YES!! Happy New Years Bill...thanks for a year of great music!!!{#Bananajam}
I find myself wanting to chant "hootie hoo"
A bit of a typo here:  it's Whistling not Whisting.
Nice! So effortless and cerebral.
Mighty tasty!
Incredible album - for pro's!
Poetry, beautiful.
 BarelyAble wrote:
Sounds like he's trying to channel Beck........

 
If anything it would be the other way around...
Sounds like he's trying to channel Beck........
"I caught you a delicious bass..."  Napoleon Dynamite
 macbags wrote:
Have I grown old, or has paradise? Don't telll me its me.
 
Just don't dream it's over.
It looks like too long since someone confirmed how DELICIOUS this thing is...(and indeed, I think that the whole album is a masterpiece; and I especially dig Sinner and Loose Tongue)...Thanks, Neil and RP!
whole CD is quite excellent!
 
 Mari wrote:
do what bill does, whist it, not whistle it!!! {#Lol}

 
peter_james_bond wrote:
{#Whistle} I tried whistling this tune, and it's not easy. Another fine one from Mr Finn.

 

 

What? Play cards to it? Or play cards whilst it plays?  Sorry, missing the point, I don't have the program, clearly.

Liking the music, though.
 macbags wrote:
Have I grown old, or has paradise? Don't telll me its me.
 
Real old.

No, youuu...!!


 maryte wrote:
This entire album is stellar.
 

CERTAINLY!!!
Have I grown old, or has paradise? Don't telll me its me.
BEATLES-II
Some of the most enlightening comments I've read, in the category of your collective visceral reaction to a song. Not a lot of over analysis, just a consensus that this song gets into you as you get into it.
 Exene wrote:
I love all things Finn but this cd left me cold when I first bought it. I put it away until last year, can't remember what made me listen again. But suddenly all the songs just opened up and I haven't been able to stop listening to it since. It's beautifully crafted, intelligent music with a few moments so completely gorgeous it almost hurts your heart to listen. I guess I just wasn't mature enough to appreciate it the first time around. Or something like that {#Smile}
 

Wow, very well put and I agree, great music!
do what bill does, whist it, not whistle it!!! {#Lol}

 
peter_james_bond wrote:
{#Whistle} I tried whistling this tune, and it's not easy. Another fine one from Mr Finn.

 

I caught you a delicious (twisty) bass.
 MsJudi wrote:
Wow, it just gets in your head, doesn't it?

(chair dance time)
 






Just listened to quite a bit of Finn at Mog... *nice* stuff!
Wow, it just gets in your head, doesn't it?

(chair dance time)
{#Whistle} I tried whistling this tune, and it's not easy. Another fine one from Mr Finn.

This entire album is stellar.  Wish there were more of it on RP (my other TWT uploads notwithstanding).
 Exene wrote:
I love all things Finn but this cd left me cold when I first bought it. I put it away until last year, can't remember what made me listen again. But suddenly all the songs just opened up and I haven't been able to stop listening to it since. It's beautifully crafted, intelligent music with a few moments so completely gorgeous it almost hurts your heart to listen. I guess I just wasn't mature enough to appreciate it the first time around. Or something like that {#Smile}
 
How well put! I feel exactly the same way, tho I loved this album from the get-go ... except this particular song took time until I realized how very cool it is.


I love all things Finn but this cd left me cold when I first bought it. I put it away until last year, can't remember what made me listen again. But suddenly all the songs just opened up and I haven't been able to stop listening to it since. It's beautifully crafted, intelligent music with a few moments so completely gorgeous it almost hurts your heart to listen. I guess I just wasn't mature enough to appreciate it the first time around. Or something like that {#Smile}


 countyman wrote:


Today's transition into Neil Finn comes courtesy of Elbow's "The Fix."  Also very nice and smooth {#Sunny}
 
I'm liking it.. {#Angel}

 JennyAnyDots wrote:
Love the transition from Dengue Fever into Neil Finn... Very nice, very smooth
 

Today's transition into Neil Finn comes courtesy of Elbow's "The Fix."  Also very nice and smooth {#Sunny}

"She Will Have Her Way"  is my favorite Neil Finn song...hint, hint, Bill.  {#Bounce}


More, more, more from this excellent album, please!
{#Jump} {#Jump} {#Jump}  ty!

Intoxicating, as usual.........
bill, just when i needed to hear neil's voice and music, you come through....thanks
Hy headache is going away now, thanks! :beat:
JennyAnyDots wrote:
Love the transition from Dengue Fever into Neil Finn... Very nice, very smooth :sunny:
Any transition FROM Dengue Fever is an excellent one... Have you seen the ratings on those songs??
I love the line about the horse eating his trousers...it's a true story.
What a weird song, Love it :yes: Go Kiwi
Love the transition from Dengue Fever into Neil Finn... Very nice, very smooth :sunny:
Steaming shit
good song.. but that beat boxing is pathetic.
FilmSurgeon wrote:
Big Dark & Creepy!
or....(my favorite word)..... sinister! lol :cool:
Thanks for making my day!! I'm seeing Crowded House in a month at the Mtn. Winery, any other RP's attending this show? :dancingbanana: :bananajumprope:
Laurelia wrote:
And more rejected from this album, according to the upload stats: Addicted, Faster Than Light, Souvenir, Truth, Try Whistling This. Sinner has been rejected 5 times, including a live version. Ack... :sad:
I've got some open slots - I think I'll ask for a poke in the eye with a sharp stick and upload "Sinner" again...
I'm not sure what I think of this one, but the title is damn cool.
His voice reminds of the lead singer Kevin from Better than Ezra, which is a good thing.
great song.
Big Dark & Creepy!
I love the bass, especially at the very end...
"the only show in town" rp and neil, awesome thanks bill
maryte wrote:
I was lucky enough to get "Last One Standing" added...
And I was lucky after all too :biggrin: Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way added 0/0 (0%)
Wow!
Laurelia wrote:
And more rejected from this album, according to the upload stats: Addicted, Faster Than Light, Souvenir, Truth, Try Whistling This. Sinner has been rejected 5 times, including a live version. Ack... :sad:
I was lucky enough to get "Last One Standing" added...
maryte wrote:
Hope this isn't a bad omen: Neil Finn - Dream Date sorry 23/3 (88%) Neil Finn - Sinner sorry 19/1 (95%)
And more rejected from this album, according to the upload stats: Addicted, Faster Than Light, Souvenir, Truth, Try Whistling This. Sinner has been rejected 5 times, including a live version. Ack... :sad:
Laurelia wrote:
Whoa! I hope this is a good omen - I had just finished uploading another song from this album, She Will Have Her Way, to the review channel, when this began playing. Maybe it will do better than the other song from the same album I uploaded earlier this morning, Astro, which was immediately sorried.
Hope this isn't a bad omen: Neil Finn - Dream Date sorry 23/3 (88%) Neil Finn - Sinner sorry 19/1 (95%)
Whoa! I hope this is a good omen - I had just finished uploading another song from this album, She Will Have Her Way, to the review channel, when this began playing. Maybe it will do better than the other song from the same album I uploaded earlier this morning, Astro, which was immediately sorried.
Different sound for ol' Neil. 8.
Mairy wrote:
Can we have an entire Split Enz, Crowded House, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Finn Brothers set? Please? <-o<
please, oh, please bill!
Downright spooky... like the rest of this album... LOVE IT!
past three songs are all new to me and all got 8's good set
I think this song is Godlike - the master pop tunesmith tries his hand at eclectic - and pulls it off very well!
element1 wrote:
not a good song. in my opinion.
Have to agree. He's written better melodies. Do like the strings in the background.
Nil Fun rocks. Again.
not a good song. in my opinion.
Tho I enjoy most all he's created over the years, this song along with most of this disk stands out for me. More experimental, less pop.
Mairy wrote:
Can we have an entire Split Enz, Crowded House, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Finn Brothers set? Please? <-o<
Split Enz...? Of Course! It all makes sense!
this song is sexy....... Sexy and sinister..... :twisted:
trekhead wrote:
Me an' m' brother Cletus use ta go down t' th' New-clee-ur reactor pond an' catch a mess o' them Twisty Bass outta there! Oop! Gotta go change his dressings...
:lol: Man, how I miss Crowded House. I gotta get some of Neil Finn's solo discs. This is really good.
Damn - just got in and saw I missed this one - I love this entire album!
awesome awesome awesome! this is my favorite album. still is even after listening to it approximately 30 times this past weekend (I was on holiday in Boston and was sharing a hotel room with a friend who snores louder than any human in recorded history...I put my headphones on, put in this CD, and hit repeat...for three nights straight...still didn't get much sleep but this is a perfect album for late-night/early-morning listening).
Me an' m' brother Cletus use ta go down t' th' New-clee-ur reactor pond an' catch a mess o' them Twisty Bass outta there! Oop! Gotta go change his dressings...
stevebeaver wrote:
:clap:
It's nice to hear some newer Finn music. Encore.
:clap:
There hasn't been that much music that I have totally fallen in love with over the last decade (I must be getting old!) This CD is one of the exceptions. I can listen to it over and over and not get tired of it. One of the reasons I love RP is how often they play Neil Finn and his former incarnations. Thank you thank you for loving Neil as much as I do!
Finn is brilliant. Gonna see him & his brother next week here in Austin. Can't wait. If you are wondering about what Neil Finn album to buy, get this one...Try Whistling This. Genius.
Can we have an entire Split Enz, Crowded House, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Finn Brothers set? Please? <-o<
RichardPrins wrote:
:clap:
I second that
:clap:
OK, I know everyone keeps saying how there is too much Neil on rp but now, THIS, was hoping we'd eventually get to this.