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The High Violets — Love Is Blinding
Album: To Where You Are
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Released: 2006
Length: 3:08
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Can you feel that love it is blinding,
He can't see anyone but her.
She flew away long ago with the band and a model,
Still he thinks he can win back her love.
Too high, you are too blind.
You don't have to hold my hand,

I understand he said then added this thought.
Her life is stormy and fame's left her lonely,
Without me it's all shallow and dark.
Too high,

You are too blind.
Keep that soul alive,

Where there's truth you'll hide.
Too high,
You are too blind.

You are...
You are too blind.
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 joejennings wrote:

NICE!! I never heard of this band before. Thanx RP!  ...What the hell is "Shoegaze"? I never heard of that genre before!  ...Must be a Portland, Oregon thing! ...eh?



And THIS is why I *love* RP so much! I have never heard of these guys. And I'll be going down The High Violets rabbit hole later today!!
Great!!
I've always marveled at the sinuous blend of the dazzling, Johnny Marr-wild guitars and siren Kaitlyn's restrained lovely voice, and the way that killer bass weaves along behind it all really puts it over the top for me, every damn time... 
NICE!! I never heard of this band before. Thanx RP!  ...What the hell is "Shoegaze"? I never heard of that genre before!  ...Must be a Portland, Oregon thing! ...eh?
Man, I remember this from the early days of Radio Paradise (at least for me)... February 2009.  Brings back memories.
 Dgradeworkunit wrote:

I really love this... don't blame me.  I can't help it. 



Just let it out...
Thank's for showing up this great band. Wow what an amazing sound - I'm dancing
still great
Gahhhhhhh, I love this song so much.
the lyrics have spoken to me...been there !  I was blind once, but now I see.  Some lessons learned are so tough !....like the drums at the end...you need to get 'crushed' before you see the light...and move forward
There is a lot of things to love about this track but the bass starting the final refrain gets me every time.
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Really like the chord choices combined with the vocal notes in the chorus.
 SamWanderer wrote:
Hi, nice slideshow for this song, who makes the slideshows?
 
Until someone knowledgeable chimes in, I can give you my best guess. Pictures are uploaded chock full of "key words". Songs are uploaded with "key words". Slideshow is a random intersection of those key words. So, my guess, is you got a random selection of RP slides with key words "love" or "blinding" (or both).
Hi, nice slideshow for this song, who makes the slideshows?
Love how this burns.......
OK. We just had Morcheeba's "Enjoy the Ride," which is a 10 for me, followed by R.E.M.'s "So. Central Rain," one of my first RP Favorites, and now this—another early 10 and on my "Chill Set" playlist. All that plus today I got a friend recommendation: "Do you know Bill Goldsmith?" (I wish) today on Facebook. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.
 TerryS wrote:
to be followed by  Madison Violet?

 
I like Madison Violet's album that has "Small Of My Heart"
Applause! The joke explained.
And then Love Is Blindness.
{#Hearteyes}   {#Cool}
Thoughtful follow-up to I am a Rock.
I like the innocent, breathless and dreamy delivery of the singer then the backing kicks in with what could be a heavy backing of guitars but they tone it down or mix it down so that the overwhelming feeling is light.  You could flip it the other way around, tone down the dreamy singer and boost the guitars.  I would like to hear a heavy version of this - maybe the Foo Fighters would do a cover? Unlikely!
 Proclivities wrote:

I thought the phrase was "gloves are all you need", from The Adroit Method Of Handling Dry Ice, by Seamus Stanislovsky.  Anyhow, this is quite a cool tune - great wave of sound.

 
Evil !!!
 uhuru wrote:
Too similar to foo fighters!

 
No, just similar enough.
Lovin' it in a set with The Breeders' Cannonball and JA's Somebody to Love...similar stellar intensity of jam in bass, guitar and vocals...
i took it up to 7
 dragon1952 wrote:
This is just too cool.{#Cool}

 
That sums it up for me. "Bitchin'" also does it.
Too similar to foo fighters!
Oh I thought it was Lush.  Very nice.  
 Really like every song on this album...thanks for introducing this group to me RP!
I likes it.
 Foot wrote:

Love Lush but not quite sure I get the connection...both excellent in my book however.

 
I'll try to connect the dots.

<<< • They • sound • a • lot • like • Lush • >>> 
 railroadwail wrote:

Reminds me of Lush.



 
Love Lush but not quite sure I get the connection...both excellent in my book however.
Yes, this is the worst distraction. Need to be more blind. 
My work is being interrupted every time this track is on; hmm maybe I should check them out?!

I also wondered if it was Lush. Wow...


This is just too cool.{#Cool}
Perfect transition, Bill, from REM S. Central Rain to this {#Sunny}
The opening reminds me of some of Mike Oldfield's stuff. Might just be the vocals though.
Great guitar work!
 
 RCinSoCal wrote:
Null > 8.  I only rate 8 and up, such is my respect for Bill...

 
Damn! Your right!
Null > 8.  I only rate 8 and up, such is my respect for Bill...
This track would have totally launched me back in the day.
10>10.1

Reminds me of Lush.


9>10
8->9 👍
This goes nicely with Vast!
Nice, this is a good one to end the day with
Love this song.
{#Wave}..... enjoying this tune 8
great album from the 90s
Love it - a very pleasing wall of sound, esp towards the end
Love that drumming...
to be followed by  Madison Violet?
I love Violet  (the color)
I greatly dig the lush, atmospheric, dreamy sounds....especially from that-there guitar!!! {#Angel}
Frying my brain, had to turn it down. Screech!
This is just one of those amazing ones that sends me...........
 
I finally got around to getting a High Violets CD, and this was it.  I liked it.  I'll have to get another...I am not sure why they are not better known.  They probably did not catch some wave and ride it - due to timing, most likely.  Or, maybe it's just that the lead singer doesn't strip down like Beyonce or Gaga.
Has anybody heard "Cinéma" from this band{#Question} (2010)
Still one of the coolest buzz-extenders out there!  Those breathy whispers that come in just before the jamming bass and wicked guitar are soooo cool...
Gorgeous...
Musicially it reminds me very much of Lush.  I like it.
One of my original RP favorites and it still hits a sweet spot for me.
 DoofusGeezer wrote:


If I recall correctly, someone once said "Love is all you need". I suspect they were pretty young at the time
 
I thought the phrase was "gloves are all you need", from The Adroit Method Of Handling Dry Ice, by Seamus Stanislovsky.  Anyhow, this is quite a cool tune - great wave of sound.
Fat Freddy of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers said "dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope".  Circa 1970.

Hannio wrote:


Somebody once told me that money isn't everything - unless you don't have any at all, in which case it really is everything.
 


2 -> 1
 DoofusGeezer wrote:


If I recall correctly, someone once said "Love is all you need". I suspect they were pretty young at the time
 

Somebody once told me that money isn't everything - unless you don't have any at all, in which case it really is everything.
yeeeeeaaaah! {#Bananapiano}
In complete agreement, this is a great song to raise the volume, relax and enjoy.
This song is great!!
Am liking!!!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
Very nice, it's got flow.
Why don't all the women in my life sound like this?
Sounds so good coming within resonance of the Airplane's Somebody to Love!
shame you can't top up on that...
still a 10
jumped from 8 to 9 :)
so is a broken heart 
according the song this morning 
 Cynaera wrote:

Are you hungry and need a house? Seriously - do you have needs? Love is easy to give if you shelve your own needs in order to help someone that is even more in need than you... But - do you need something? Maybe we can help. Feel free to PM me with what you might need, and I'll do what I can to provide. It's only a bandaid, but if it stops the bleeding until true help can be found, it's better than nothing.
 
You sound like a very caring person. As a former Chicagoan living in Texas I don't know whether to stick my finger down my throat or write a check.

 (This was all in jest, no hate mail please)
 mfcrowe wrote:
There is a very annoying background buzz to this tune, sounds like someone is using a leaf blower accross the street...make it stop!
{#Zip-lip}
 

I don't hear a sound like that - maybe someone was using a leaf blower across the street - from you.
Now this REALLY sounds like Lush or Heart Throbs, very good, underrated 'girl' bands of the late 80's/early 90's.  I like it though...
As earlier, yah, follow this with Silver Sun Pickups, Steve Wilson (Harmony Korine), Porcupine Tree, & Lush ;-) Indeed
 mfcrowe wrote:
There is a very annoying background buzz to this tune, sounds like someone is using a leaf blower accross the street...make it stop!
{#Zip-lip}
 
typical garage rock ambient noises....

Never heard of this bit I like..
I actually checked to find if Lush members are playing in this, but I guess they'll be bringing their kids to school by now :)

 Kaw wrote:

To add to this discussion: love is hard to give and to get if you are hungry and don't have a house.
 
Are you hungry and need a house? Seriously - do you have needs? Love is easy to give if you shelve your own needs in order to help someone that is even more in need than you... But - do you need something? Maybe we can help. Feel free to PM me with what you might need, and I'll do what I can to provide. It's only a bandaid, but if it stops the bleeding until true help can be found, it's better than nothing.

 DoofusGeezer wrote:


If I recall correctly, someone once said "Love is all you need". I suspect they were pretty young at the time
 
To add to this discussion: love is hard to give and to get if you are hungry and don't have a house.
 Cynaera wrote:

I agree. I wish I'd invested in a lot more music when I had the expendable income to do so, but at the time, my priorities were more "sensible."   Given recent events (personal ones as well as the major things happening in the world), I think I need to gobble up all the good music I can get and commit it to memory.  There are few things that should matter more than music. (And I suspect that that comment will kick a couple of ant-hills...) {#Whistle}
 

If I recall correctly, someone once said "Love is all you need". I suspect they were pretty young at the time
must put on trippy mix
There is a very annoying background buzz to this tune, sounds like someone is using a leaf blower accross the street...make it stop!
{#Zip-lip}
 Cynaera wrote:

I agree. I wish I'd invested in a lot more music when I had the expendable income to do so, but at the time, my priorities were more "sensible."   Given recent events (personal ones as well as the major things happening in the world), I think I need to gobble up all the good music I can get and commit it to memory.  There are few things that should matter more than music. (And I suspect that that comment will kick a couple of ant-hills...) {#Whistle}
  Don't forget the visual arts!!!!


 ick wrote:
I like this band.  Don't know why I have not yet added some of their music to my collection but I feel the need to remedy that very soon.
 
I agree. I wish I'd invested in a lot more music when I had the expendable income to do so, but at the time, my priorities were more "sensible."   Given recent events (personal ones as well as the major things happening in the world), I think I need to gobble up all the good music I can get and commit it to memory.  There are few things that should matter more than music. (And I suspect that that comment will kick a couple of ant-hills...) {#Whistle}
 ziakut wrote:
Just like today's bands not to be too 'obvious' with their name...take the album cover...you wouldn't want to use an obvious color...say...'violet'. No!!! That would be too simple...let's make the album cover with REDS...yeah...that'll throw everyone off their rocker.
 
...and then, just to be extra confusing, give the obvious album cover to a completely unrelated band...



nice
Just like today's bands not to be too 'obvious' with their name...take the album cover...you wouldn't want to use an obvious color...say...'violet'. No!!! That would be too simple...let's make the album cover with REDS...yeah...that'll throw everyone off their rocker. Hmmm...this tune doesn't really do much for me either.
Great psychedelic finale
 wenatchee wrote:

OK so Steve Wilson and PT with Silversun and The High Violets - a collaboration would be something . .


 
Then get Lush back together and throw in My Bloody Valentine...

I like this band.  Don't know why I have not yet added some of their music to my collection but I feel the need to remedy that very soon.
 wenatchee wrote:

OK so Steve Wilson and PT with Silversun and The High Violets - a collaboration would be something . .


 
{#Yes}

 wenatchee wrote:

OK so Steve Wilson and PT with Silversun and The High Violets - a collaboration would be something . .


 
Oh man...now you're talkin!{#Bounce}

OK so Steve Wilson and PT with Silversun and The High Violets - a collaboration would be something . .


 derekd wrote:
Amaziing chorus/refrain with guitar. Like Silversun Pickups with a chick.
 
Silversun Pickups do have a woman - on bass.

 wenatchee wrote:

Would be interesitng to have The High Violets and Porcupine Tree on a collaborative set . . .


 

I second that emotion.  I really dig the female singer's voice, put some of Steve Wilson's vast sound textures behind it and you'd have some cool stuff.

Would be interesitng to have The High Violets and Porcupine Tree on a collaborative set . . .


 musickat wrote:

your sooo right.   what is the difference if you sound a little like somebodyelse.  pretty hard not to these days.

  And these guys do a great job!...Terrific album!
Amaziing chorus/refrain with guitar. Like Silversun Pickups with a chick.
great song

Love this song.
Reminds me of a My Bloody Valentine song... forget which one.
 kaubey wrote:

I'd say they pretty much copied their sound exactly.  Good stuff, but I always find it difficult to accept bands who don't try harder to find their own sound.

 

 vandal wrote:

What if this really is their sound and the fact that their trajectories are shared is itself a coincidence?

{#Think}
 
Exactly - they've been at it for over ten years. 

{#Music}
love, l-o-v-e, LOVE this!!  {#Hearteyes}
 paulmack wrote:


I can't help it, either. Why would anyone blame us, anyway? Because they appear to be 'copying' someone else like 'Lush'? Seems to me that if you're busy creating music that takes away from making an encylopedic study of all other music. How would one even know if they'd ever listened to Lush? Pretty risky assumption if you ask me.
 
your sooo right.   what is the difference if you sound a little like somebodyelse.  pretty hard not to these days.

 Dgradeworkunit wrote:
I really love this... don't blame me.  I can't help it. 
 

I can't help it, either. Why would anyone blame us, anyway? Because they appear to be 'copying' someone else like 'Lush'? Seems to me that if you're busy creating music that takes away from making an encylopedic study of all other music. How would one even know if they'd ever listened to Lush? Pretty risky assumption if you ask me.
Speaking of Lush, let's here some. They did the dream pop thing a lot better!
 
chasech5 wrote:
This is dreampop. A lot of bands playing this style will have similar sounds—that doesn't mean they are copying one another. Pale Saints was playing this sound before Lush was.
 


This is dreampop. A lot of bands playing this style will have similar sounds—that doesn't mean they are copying one another. Pale Saints was playing this sound before Lush was.
I really love this... don't blame me.  I can't help it. 
Mesmerizing.