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The Walkabouts — The Dustlands
Album: Travels in the Dustland
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Released: 2011
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When I reach the river towns
Dustlands call
Telling me to turn around
Before I've lost it all
What's been promised true and grand
Is out there in the sand

Dustlands call
You don't have to search for it
And it don't give a shit
And when I'm back home with you

Dustlands gone
I put on a stranger's smile
But it feels dead wrong
And if you ask me who I am
I'll tell you where I've been

Dustlands gone
A land not down on any map
Such places never last
Dustlands gone

Unto this land a law was laid
And dustlands burned
High and low the bourgeoisie came
Their greed absurd
There are so many types of thirst
Some that warn and some that curse

Dustlands burn
And though I was forced to flee
It's true I once ran free
Dustlands call
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 joelbb wrote:

Tedious and self-important.  Gave it a 3.



There's more than a few comments on RP that are the same...
 ExploitingChaos wrote:


RP is the kind of station to play holiday music off-season

LOL :-)
 
There is a greater frequency of creepy music on Halloween, but that seems to be about it.
 bam23 wrote:
Dustlands may lie within the Kingdom of Rust
 

In my Time of Dust I get Carried by Dust
Dustlands may lie within the Kingdom of Rust
 ccjemmett wrote:
Just a quick note to say thanks for staying away from Holiday Music. I appreciate that very much.
Thanks RP 
 

RP is the kind of station to play holiday music off-season

LOL :-)
 xhjema wrote:
Similar feel as "Walking in the rain" by Flash in the pan
 
Reaching out to six years ago and I hear that as well.  Although, "Flash and the Pan". Cheers!
Hello,

Just tuned in to this..

Made me think immediately of R Dean Taylor..

But less drama ..

Cordialement,


 fredriley wrote:

From the lyrics:

"High and low the bourgeoisie came
Their greed absurd"

So, that'll be anti-bourgeoisie, not anti-human, the bourgeoisie being only one small class of humanity.

 

To think that greed is limited to the bourgeoisie strikes me as being somewhat naive.  But I don't think recognizing that is being anti-human, either.
Tedious and self-important.  Gave it a 3.
 staygood wrote:
Not sure where to put this.. but the lyrics have an extra line "Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin" that are not in the song.

 
Agree.  Very obscure lyrics. 
Not sure where to put this.. but the lyrics have an extra line "Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin" that are not in the song.
Bill ... yep. Thanks. But.... don't take your guns to town.. ;)
 joe-1 wrote:
Just need to say that this playlist mix is awesome - again - in combination with Toubab Krewe - Carnivalito, it's the perfect mix. Bravo Bill.

 
Agreed! I'm smiling!
The trumpet at the end...is this all just a house of cards?
Just need to say that this playlist mix is awesome - again - in combination with Toubab Krewe - Carnivalito, it's the perfect mix. Bravo Bill.
 Proclivities wrote:

Too bad your fourth line didn't rhyme with the third one.  Maybe something like "with dust-returning wishes".  Just an idea.

 
... And that indeed is a good compilation ...
 dziebell wrote:
Anti-human screed, that bit about greed.  Must be unambitious, desirous of returning to dust.

 
From the lyrics:

"High and low the bourgeoisie came
Their greed absurd"

So, that'll be anti-bourgeoisie, not anti-human, the bourgeoisie being only one small class of humanity.
 losthiker wrote:
Fantastic band, great album, brings back many memories of their early to mid-nineties live shows in the Seattle area.
Sounds quite novel and is certainly an interesting tune.  My brain wants to put Waterworld in for Dustlands . {#Think}


Fantastic band, great album, brings back many memories of their early to mid-nineties live shows in the Seattle area.
 dziebell wrote:
Anti-human screed, that bit about greed.  Must be unambitious, desirous of returning to dust.

 
Too bad your fourth line didn't rhyme with the third one.  Maybe something like "with dust-returning wishes".  Just an idea.
Just a quick note to say thanks for staying away from Holiday Music. I appreciate that very much.
Thanks RP 
extremely boring...
Anti-human screed, that bit about greed.  Must be unambitious, desirous of returning to dust.
 This group is a new find for me; I like them a lot, and unlike many groups, their latest stuff keeps improving. Nice variety in their music.
 nightdrive wrote:
Reminds me of The Walkabouts.
 
That's just crazy! You Finns are out of control. Way too much Salmiakkikoskenkorva for you, my friend. {#Whipit} 
Reminds me of The Walkabouts.
I just noticed (and used) the nifty "Lyrics:" option and I'm so glad it's there! For sure I would not have figured out what he was saying without that assistance.

Oh, and the song is quite likeable. 
This is soooooo similar to Crystal Frontier by Calexico.
Reminds me of Pucifer.
 ScottishWillie wrote:
Sound like early "The The" to me 
 

How early you talking? Burning Blue Soul? slightly but not nearly as experimental
This sounds like Johnny Bravo on lead vocals.
I've liked quite a few of their songs when I've heard em.
 xhjema wrote:
Similar feel as "Walking in the rain" by Flash in the pan
 
Flash in the Pan! Thanks for reminding me . . .
 ScottishWillie wrote:
Sound like early "The The" to me 
 



^ ..struck me thattaway too, making it an instant 8..
 TerryS wrote:


Allow me to recant: now the river Thames is the haunt of security forces - always assuming that the so-called recent hires, show up for work.
 

How about now? Full of the flotsam and jetsam of unearthing long buried kings, Olympic trinkets, or photos of royal tatas?
 TerryS wrote:
No dustlands near the river Thames today.  More like mudlands.
 

Allow me to recant: now the river Thames is the haunt of security forces - always assuming that the so-called recent hires, show up for work.
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, excellent film.  Jenny Agutter......
 

Just skip to the 'BEST' bits.
Similar feel as "Walking in the rain" by Flash in the pan
No dustlands near the river Thames today.  More like mudlands.
I like...
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Know whatcha mean. I think it's that "vocals through a megaphone" thing.
Anybody remember the Nicolas Roeg movie? . . .



"Walkabout"
 


reminiscent of Calexico without the SW vibe
Like that trumpet.  Was that there all through the song?
I like the orchestral part of it although the "megaphone" effect comrades have described is cool.  Oh my, he just said "bourgeois"
Dustlands near the River Thames? 'Kinell! News to me. Still, the SE of England is getting increasingly parched and now has roughly the same rainfall pattern as Israel, so the TV forecasters tell us, so maybe dustlands will come as the rains go.

Nice song, sort of reminds me a bit of VAST but without the mega-duper-massive-big sound. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Know whatcha mean. I think it's that "vocals through a megaphone" thing.
Anybody remember the Nicolas Roeg movie? . . .

 
Yes, excellent film.  Jenny Agutter......
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Know whatcha mean. I think it's that "vocals through a megaphone" thing.
Anybody remember the Nicolas Roeg movie? . . .


 

Yup, a nifty movie recommend it to all.
 ScottishWillie wrote:
Sound like early "The The" to me 
 
Know whatcha mean. I think it's that "vocals through a megaphone" thing.
Anybody remember the Nicolas Roeg movie? . . .




Great band, great CD, friendly people!
Saw them last week over here in Germany, superb gig....

Sound like early "The The" to me 
I'm going to rate the entire song a 7 and be done withit.
This is kinda cool.  I'm hearing a little Mark Lanegan in the vocals, and that is a good thing.  Well written music, just complex enough to be interesting too.

The Walkabous are in general a great band. More from their past LPs should be played on RP.


I like this on first listen - that gritty voice... Reminds me of David and David with a little Ry Cooder tossed in.  Good song!
...this works; they have my attention...
Moby-esque. . . I like it. . . 
At first look : Travels in Duetschland

Interesting.