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The Dead 60s — Riot Radio
Album: The Dead 60s
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 1160









Released: 2005
Length: 2:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Airwaves beam from the light on the tower
Get my kicks from your eleventh hour
Won't you gimme some more
Riot on the radio
Burning up say my mind's on fire
A talk talk speaker on the end of the wire
You know it cancelled it out
Riot on the radio
You know it's turning me on
Riot on the radio

Yaow ow ow aow

Airwaves beam from the light on the tower
Get my kicks from your eleventh hour
Won't you gimme some more
Riot on the radio

You know it's turning me on
Riot on the radio
Riot, Riot!
Won't you gimme some more!
Riot, Riot!
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 derekd wrote:
Kind of Clash influenced IMHO.
 I hear Graham Parker and Nick Lowe more than the Clash ...
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
Pretty sure Ive posted this before, but this song has been in rotation on RP since July of 05'. I really wish Bill would retire it. Its not like its a hit with the listeners at a 6.5
 
Not everyone rates songs. I've been a Radio Paradise listener for a few years now and only started rating a couple of weeks ago. 

P.S. It will probably be no surprise to you that I love this song :)
What's it with the 'dead' that is so fascinating and the inspiration for so many band names...

- The Dead 60's
- Dead Can Dance
- Dead Kennedys
- The Grateful Dead
- Deadmau5

Any other suggestions?
 below72 wrote:
A throwback to the worst era in modern music 1979 - 1985{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}
The Dead 60's?

 
Not a fan of punk, eh?

I think you just weren't listening to the right music! This period had some of the best underground music ever!

 

below72 wrote:

A throwback to the worst era in modern music 1979 - 1985{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}
The Dead 60's?

 


A throwback to the worst era in modern music 1979 - 1985{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}
The Dead 60's?
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Just considering it as actual music, in its own right not as a "tribute" to something else, it sucks. You can draw all the parallels to whatever crappy 80's bands you want, even to the Clash, but it just fails.

 
OK then...Graham Parker, Joe Jackson, Clash, Gang of Four...they're all in there to some extent. I'd even say I hear some Jack White, maybe others.

You could say that about 1000 other songs resembling lots of others who came before them.

None of that means it "fails". It's a decent rockin' little tune.
Just considering it as actual music, in its own right not as a "tribute" to something else, it sucks. You can draw all the parallels to whatever crappy 80's bands you want, even to the Clash, but it just fails.
 Giselle62 wrote:
I like this—-and the guitar reminds me of Gang of Four or something angular from the 80's.

 
Yes, very similar guitar sound.  One can also hear the influences of the other late-1970s/early-'80s artists mentioned - none of which is a bad thing really.
 Jelani wrote:
NO! This is Joe Jackson!

 
Stop readin' my mind...Actually, this is a bit too hopped up to be Joe. 
 Giselle62 wrote:
I like this—-and the guitar reminds me of Gang of Four or something angular from the 80's.

 
Definitely hearing the influence of Gang of Four on this track ... those were the days:)  Great song!
 Giselle62 wrote:
I like this—-and the guitar reminds me of Gang of Four or something angular from the 80's.

 
I hear a little Andrew Gill in there!
  BikeCoachDave wrote:
Pretty sure Ive posted this before, but this song has been in rotation on RP since July of 05'. I really wish Bill would retire it. Its not like its a hit with the listeners at a 6.5

  
sorry coach, I just put on my Jane Fonda unitard and hopped on my exercycle, this baby gets me burnin'

 Yeah! A tweaked Tele, most likely, like Franz Ferdinand uses, and which the Gang used to rock to perfection with! Dig it!
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Giselle62 wrote:
I like this—-and the guitar reminds me of Gang of Four or something angular from the 80's.

I get where people are getting a Joe Jackson connection, but to me, this guy was channeling Graham Parker.

I like.

But then where else would I hear it?
I enjoy it every time I hear it, which is maybe twice a year. 


BikeCoachDave wrote:
Pretty sure Ive posted this before, but this song has been in rotation on RP since July of 05'. I really wish Bill would retire it. Its not like its a hit with the listeners at a 6.5

 


what a pleasant surprise to hear my friends playing on Radio Paradise :)
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
Pretty sure Ive posted this before, but this song has been in rotation on RP since July of 05'. I really wish Bill would retire it. Its not like its a hit with the listeners at a 6.5

 
sorry coach, I just put on my Jane Fonda unitard and hopped on my exercycle, this baby gets me burnin"
NO! This is Joe Jackson!
I like this—-and the guitar reminds me of Gang of Four or something angular from the 80's.
 jbunniii wrote:
Sounds like a lost Joe Jackson b-side.
 
I thought the same thing!
 Nice segue from Mitch Gerber
Sounds like a lost Joe Jackson b-side.
The 60s may be dead, but the 80s are alive and well!
unexpected on RP and very very cool
Sounds like they listened to a lot of XTC circa White Music/Go2
Rock on Garth!
FINALLY SOMETHING UPBEAT
Disturbing.
 Jelani wrote:
Joe Jackson meets Franz Ferdinand?
  ... in Devo's garage ... {#Dancingbanana}
YES! Proclivities wrote:

Do you want Bill to just play tunes with ratings above 8 or 9?  "6.5" falls between "Pretty Good" and "Quite Likable".
 


 BikeCoachDave wrote:
Pretty sure Ive posted this before, but this song has been in rotation on RP since July of 05'. I really wish Bill would retire it. Its not like its a hit with the listeners at a 6.5
 
Do you want Bill to just play tunes with ratings above 8 or 9?  "6.5" falls between "Pretty Good" and "Quite Likable".
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
Pretty sure Ive posted this before, but this song has been in rotation on RP since July of 05'. I really wish Bill would retire it. Its not like its a hit with the listeners at a 6.5
 
Naw, we need those 6.5 songs for decent filler-in-between tracks!

Could see Talking Heads doing this one.

 Jelani wrote:
Joe Jackson meets Franz Ferdinand?
 
Yes! Savvy listeners of this tune. I also agree with those who called out The Clash, and Danny Elfman.
Yeah I like that punky almost ska type thing they got goin' on there.  Nice change of pace.
Joe Jackson meets Franz Ferdinand?
Pretty sure Ive posted this before, but this song has been in rotation on RP since July of 05'. I really wish Bill would retire it. Its not like its a hit with the listeners at a 6.5
Don't know why exactly but the buildings on the album always make me think of square daleks.
 Jeff09 wrote:
I need some B-52s !!
 
That'd definitely go well after this song (which, by the way, I really like!)  {#Dancingbanana}
Super segue from the Squirrel Nut Zippers!
 derekd wrote:
Kind of Clash influenced IMHO.
 
you say it like it's a bad thing!   totally agree!

I need some B-52s !!
Kind of Clash influenced IMHO.
I would have guessed Danny Elfman.
Wow, you are very right.

Hahaha

 
bentonian wrote:
Maybe it's just my machine, but the little banana guitar dude is in perfect time with this song.

{#Bananajam}
 


Ho hum
Maybe it's just my machine, but the little banana guitar dude is in perfect time with this song.

{#Bananajam}
 coldatlantic wrote:
Won't you take me to....Funkytown?
 
Glad I looked before I added the same thing! {#Lol}
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
This marginal song has been in rotation on RP for 2 1/2 years. I think its time to retire her.
 
Another 2 years later it's still in rotation ... and just as fun as it ever was.

 l3na wrote:
This sounds so much like another song, I just can't remember which

 
That other irritating one?  I can't remember it either.

Oooh, fun. {#Motor}
I hear a hint of Big Audio Dynamite in there... {#Yes}
thank goodness! because that mich gerber tune was making me dizzy and sick.
this is awesome!
dowdog999 wrote: Okay... who was the original creative mastermind of that guitar riff... these guys or Franz Ferdinand?

 Zep wrote:


Hats off to Dionysus, but I was thinking of the Dead Kennedys.

 
Yeah, baby: East Bay Ray lives! {#Bananajam}

{#Bananajam}
 guiguy wrote:
I was listening and just about to write, 'hey a cool Joe Jackson song, late 70s?' and boom-d-loom; got me!
 
I thought it was a Joe Jackson song that I didn't know too.

Whee!!! :dancingbanana_2:
this is the best set ever!! or at least for a Friday afternoon, when I am itching to get the heck out of the office! :tongue: :yes:
I was listening and just about to write, 'hey a cool Joe Jackson song, late 70s?' and boom-d-loom; got me! :tongue:
It's the energy, the vibe, the party westslope wrote:
Not sure I understand the interest.
mm yes I certainly must agree Sir, it beats mighty good I'd say :bananajam: Masoud wrote:
good usage of :drummer:
good usage of :drummer:
I wasn't paying enough attention (working to hard) to catch the likeliness of Joe and XTC, but they are both great, which is probably why I liked this song so much. I was tappin me foot! :clap:
ColoBacon wrote:
Yep - and not a bad thing...
Really, that's NOT Joe Jackson? Surely it is.
kimschoice wrote:
I keep hearing Joe Jackson, especially in the beginning.
Yep - and not a bad thing...
Still a 9.
I keep hearing Joe Jackson, especially in the beginning.
Not sure I understand the interest.
I'm tempted to tear my ears of using a wood vice...nothing to do with the music...just bored
Kind of has an early XTC sense of fun. Remember that?
This marginal song has been in rotation on RP for 2 1/2 years. I think its time to retire her.
Aposperitis wrote:
That is so bizarre, I used to go to school with these guys, still can't get over it now they're on internet radio around the world!
It IS hard to believe they are on the radio!
That is so bizarre, I used to go to school with these guys, still can't get over it now they're on internet radio around the world!
rocco1207 wrote:
Why have all the Gang of Four sound a-likes come out recently? Franz Ferdinand started it. What none of them have is that avant garde, existentialist, socialist, modern viewpoint in their lyrics as Gang of Four did.
Yeah but Franz Ferdinand admits (as a group) they just wanted to "make music girls can dance to". I'm a huge GoF fan and a huge FF fan. Some similarities, for sure, but each has a unique sound, I think. We _really_ need some Gang of Four on RP.
kazuma wrote:
We really need some Gang of Four on RP!
Why have all the Gang of Four sound a-likes come out recently? Franz Ferdinand started it. What none of them have is that avant garde, existentialist, socialist, modern viewpoint in their lyrics as Gang of Four did.
Superb set, Outstanding theme connection with a rock hard projectile of good rock. Bill you are a genius at the dials. Long live that free choice in music! Please, please live a long life of unfettered musical consciousness. Tops! Surf the waves forever. :sunny: ">
This is great and it fits right in with Frank Black, the Ramones...and Elvis! Radio Paradise is the only radio! Get set!
dowdog999 wrote:
Okay... who was the original creative mastermind of that guitar riff... these guys or Franz Ferdinand?
:lol: Hats off to Dionysus, but I was thinking of the Dead Kennedys.
Pretty good. Hard to follow "radio radio" but good.
jdorn1 wrote:
Gang of Four/The Buzzcocks
We really need some Gang of Four on RP!
:yes: Already an "8" :dance: :bananajam: :bananajumprope: :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2:
This block was fantastic. That's why I keep listening to RP! The Dead 60s – Riot Radio Elvis Costello – Radio, Radio Ramones – Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio Frank Black – I Heard Ramona Sing Teddybears – Punkrocker (w/ Iggy Pop)
jah_blessed wrote:
Burnout Revenge!
I was JUST thinking that!
Gang of Four/The Buzzcocks
dowdog999 wrote:
This has always reminded me of a particular Bauhaus song…
dionysius wrote:
Gang of Four
Useful information... Thank you! I'll check 'em out.
dowdog999 wrote:
Okay... who was the original creative mastermind of that guitar riff... these guys or Franz Ferdinand?
1979
dowdog999 wrote:
Okay... who was the original creative mastermind of that guitar riff... these guys or Franz Ferdinand?
you should listen to some music produced pre 2004.
Just play Greenday...
Okay... who was the original creative mastermind of that guitar riff... these guys or Franz Ferdinand?
Sounds like the Joboxers.
Burnout Revenge!
yes pretty awesome! thanks, sometimes rp gets way too mellow.
Never expected to hear this on RP....
Hate it
I might have rated it a little better if I didn't have a headache, but that repetitive duh-da--da-da-duh was like a jack hammer in my brain..... :beat:
jedzep wrote:
Sounds like the Live 80's to me ....Joe Jackson fronting the Clash.
Absolutely. Kind of kewl.
Dave_Mack wrote:
Yep, I hear the FF riff. The song is "Take Me Out" which I heard on real radio just this morning. And fer sure, that dude is a dead (60s) ringer for Joe Jackson. I think they're pretty good.
that's OK...FF ripped off the Gang of 4 themselves.
Helchat wrote:
I'm no youngster, but I'd be glad to oblige. Look Sharp? Night & Day?
Yes and yes!
Sounds like the Live 80's to me ....Joe Jackson fronting the Clash.
:cool: A bit like The Au Pairs as well...
:drummer: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: catchy tune....
God help me...it's growing on me.
This song pretty much rocks my ass! Keep it up Bill!!
ceebeedubya wrote:
If Madness and Joe Jackson had a baby, it would sound like this.
ROFLMAO :roflol:
...and Bill segues right into "Radio Clash". Perfect.
Yehaa! More hooks! I could get used to this... :dance:
Yes, loads of crystal-clear influence in this, but the guy sounds EXACTLY like Joe Jackson, so much it's scary. This could be as easily mistaken for Joe Jackson as the Mommyheads song "Bellhop" could be for something off Jellyfish's first album. Which, by the way, someone needs to upload some of that stuff.
Proof that you can't get away with just a catchy hook.
If Madness and Joe Jackson had a baby, it would sound like this.
Won't you take me to....Funkytown?
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Would some of you young kids who have Joe Jackson on CD, not vinyl, upload some rightaway?
I'm no youngster, but I'd be glad to oblige. Look Sharp? Night & Day?
Everyone keeps saying Clash, but I can't help but hear INXS.
I thought London was calling.
good band sorry record company. avoid sony/epic https://www.securitypronews.com/insiderreports/insider/spn-49-20051102SonyDistributingSpyware.html
I like the guitar hook. Sounds pretty Strokes like. I don't think these guys have the Clash thing going on though. The Clash wasn't just writing great music but also they came out at a perfect time in music history. Sometimes it's just great timing.
:yawn:
fun
Would some of you young kids who have Joe Jackson on CD, not vinyl, upload some rightaway?