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Cage the Elephant — Cold Cold Cold
Album: Tell Me I'm Pretty
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7.1

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Total ratings: 2150









Released: 2015
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Doctor look into my eyes
I've been breathing air but there's no sign of life
Doctor the problem's in my chest
My heart feels cold as ice but it's anybody's guess

Doctor can you help me cause I don't feel right
Better make it fast before I change my mind
Doctor can you help me cause I don't feel right
Better make it fast before I change my mind

Well it's cold, cold, cold, cold inside
Darker in the day than the dead of night
Cold, cold, cold, cold inside
Doctor can you help me cause something don't feel right
Something don't feel right

Sweet nurse don't look at me that way
I've seen those eyes before I can tell you want to play
Counselor give me some advice
Tell me how hard will I fall if I live a double life

And as the darkness falls it fills up both my eyes
My life before me like a flash in the night
With my arms open wide

Well it's cold, cold, cold, cold inside
Cold, cold, cold, cold inside
Cold, cold, cold, cold inside
Doctor can you help me cause something don't feel right
Something don't feel right, something just ain't right
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In this recording I hear complete understanding and mastery of a musical idiom.  It's like listening to a foreigner who not only speaks your language perfectly, but speaks it in a local dialect from 1966.  

It would be tempting to call this nostalgia, but it's better than that. 
I thought it was the animals?? it isnt?
2015? I had to double check. 
The video to this song is.... relatable.

I love this song.  Such a great, authentic, 60s vibe.  Please keep playing it!

To create that older feel I think they may have, wittingly or not, borrowed or emulated a few key elements from Harry Nilsson's "Coconut".  IMHO the cadence and use of the leading word "doctor" is a bit eerily similar if you listen to them side by side.


I have that same VST-Plugin: "60s Hit Song Generator". 
No, its all fine. Love it :)
 Relayer wrote:

Has a mid 60s production quality, and that is awesome.



My first thought.. 👍
Love this song... Has that 70's vibe without being from that period imo 
 fraserji wrote:
Is it just me or does the singer sound a heck of a lot like Eric Burden? 
 
Yep!
Judging by the expression on her face on the cover she's squeezing something a little too hard and should be asked politely to please stop.  She won't, though...
I originally rated it 7 but the retro tribute vibe finally wore me over. 8
 ThePoose wrote:
You are pretty
 
How can you tell? My pic isn't even posted!
 JasondotG wrote:
That was horribly generic 60s fuzz. Did these guys start out as a tribute band? 
 
It's been brought up earlier in the comments, but just about everything Dan Auerbach produces has a "retro", 1960s-'70s sound.
 fraserji wrote:
Is it just me or does the singer sound a heck of a lot like Eric Burden? 

Not to my ears, but we all perceive things differently, don't we?
Is it just me or does the singer sound a heck of a lot like Eric Burden? 
I really like it and rated it accordingly
You are pretty
their new album is quite tasty too.
 
nevar23 wrote:
This whole album is quite tasty.
 

 nasa50016177 wrote:
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Very cool indeed! Like Russian winters.
That wouldn't be Eric Burdon on there, would it? 

I really thought this was something I had overlooked or forgotten from the 1960s. 
Here on RP some want to revive the elephant and some want to cage it :)
The best of the 'Elephant' named bands. "Leaders of the Pachyderm," you might saw.
 icemang wrote:
New playlist has the Seeds - Pushin Too Hard right after this. Bob is reading here!
 
Bob gets a lot of praise here.  BillG too, heck, he's a segue master, so I'm guessing that Bob only reads the comments and BillG does EVERYTHING else.  ;-) 
I'm still at an 8 on this one....LLRP!!  keep it up, Bob!!
That was horribly generic 60s fuzz. Did these guys start out as a tribute band? 
Freakin' love this song. I have no explanation or excuse.
OK you’re pretty...creepy
I hate it when I get challenged to change my mind.
Howdah!
Yes...Like the Seeds max_p wrote:
Brilliant retro sound
 

Brilliant retro sound
Влюбилась в эту песню, спасибо, впервые услышала ее здесь 
upgraded from 6 to 7
It sounds like a  filler song on an oldies station.
Love that Grass Roots/early Hollies sound! Brilliantly retro!
Nifty...
It is a sampling from the Association‘s Windy circa 1967
Love it  : )
 dancing long haired people
something in the rhythm of this song makes me think of the first line of Smash Mouth's Walkin On The Sun... {#Stupid}
 ojibwe wrote:
I thought this was something from 1968... and that's not a bad thing.

 
I was thinking 1966.
This whole album is quite tasty.
I thought this was something from 1968... and that's not a bad thing.
creepy cover art.
That's a pretty mean middle eight.
Man, this is one groovy song! Really growing on me with every listen... Love the sound, love the solo, love the radical retro feel to it!
still has {#Cheesygrin} 

icemang wrote:
New playlist has the Seeds - Pushin Too Hard right after this. Bob is reading here!

 


New playlist has the Seeds - Pushin Too Hard right after this. Bob is reading here!
 LawrenceSheppard wrote:
Seems like a direct ripoff of Pushin' Too Hard by The Seeds (1966).

 
It may seem like "a direct ripoff", but it's a different chord progression (an indirect rip-off  perhaps?).  It was clearly an attempt to replicate that song and era; I doubt they thought they were deceiving anyone.  Dan Auerbach apparently wants everything he touches to sound like it's from the 1960s or '70s.  He seems to favor that "disembodied/muffled" vocal sound too.
 LawrenceSheppard wrote:
Seems like a direct ripoff of Pushin' Too Hard by The Seeds (1966).
 
Thank you. (Couldn't place it—my mind is a terrible thing.)
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 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
Best followed up with Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot"

 
Nah, She's So Cold.
Seems like a direct ripoff of Pushin' Too Hard by The Seeds (1966).
 ozzie1313 wrote:
Little Eric Burden (?), little Yardbirds, good ol psychedelic 60's, fantastic.
 
Yep
Garage rock revival. I love it.
I like this song. The only problem is it gets easily stuck in my head. Then to get it out of there I have to go home and watch them play it on YouTube and my wife wants to know why we're watching these "dorks".
7 plays in the last 30 days?

Interesting.... 
 Cachatons wrote:
Def yardbirds style
and more.

 


Has a mid 60s production quality, and that is awesome.
Nouveau Garage
see Mr Pharmacist etc
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKiAUYIL0QA
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Interesting. 

- Cage the Elephant. . . negative concept
- Tell Me I'm Pretty. . . negative statement
- Cold, cold, cold. . . negative feeling
- Lyrics. . . negative content

Not a way I like to live life. . . just saying.

 
They're not telling you how to live, but they do say also that "something just ain't right", if that's mitigates it in any way.{#Wink} 

Ah, produced by Dan Auerbach - that helps explain the deliberate (if not heavy-handed) "retro" sound. 
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Interesting. 

- Cage the Elephant. . . negative concept
- Tell Me I'm Pretty. . . negative statement
- Cold, cold, cold. . . negative feeling
- Lyrics. . . negative content

Not a way I like to live life. . . just saying.

 
but that guitar solo....just saying see it live
 Opiner wrote:
You're pushin' too hard, you're pushin' too hard....
(The Seeds) That's all I can hear! 
But it's kinda cool with the '60's sound... 

 
what Opiner said.
 
A depressingly jolly song
 ozzie1313 wrote:
Little Eric Burden (?), little Yardbirds, good ol psychedelic 60's, fantastic.

 
and more.

The Snow Miser

 


 hayduke2 wrote:
dancing long haired people

Cool tune man, its got my heart wide open can't sleep at nite!

 
It's posts like this that make me want to retire. 
Best followed up with Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot"
Little Eric Burden (?), little Yardbirds, good ol psychedelic 60's, fantastic.
dancing long haired people

Cool tune man, its got my heart wide open can't sleep at nite!
 fluglotse1 wrote:


I agree. sounds like a 60's flashback.  I checked the date as soon as I heard it. 

 


 ozzie1313 wrote:
Groovy man - pure 60's

 


poison ivy...
 
Interesting. 

- Cage the Elephant. . . negative concept
- Tell Me I'm Pretty. . . negative statement
- Cold, cold, cold. . . negative feeling
- Lyrics. . . negative content

Not a way I like to live life. . . just saying.
"Nuggets," yeah.
Bibblical great flood. Where to look ? No no ahh.
Groovy man - pure 60's
I like the 60s sound but it's nothing special.
 Opiner wrote:
You're pushin' too hard, you're pushin' too hard....
(The Seeds) That's all I can hear! 
But it's kinda cool with the '60's sound... 

 
yes, and with equally inane lyrics :^ /
this is what this song sounds like to me
i like the song, solid 7
.
 
You're pushin' too hard, you're pushin' too hard....
(The Seeds) That's all I can hear! 
But it's kinda cool with the '60's sound... 
Love the lyrics!

"Tell me how hard will I fall if I live a double life"

Particularly timely lyrics in light of the Panama Papers leak!

Thanks, Bill & Rebecca!
 LPCity wrote:
 I'm hearing a late 60's AM radio hit.  Not a bad thing. 

 
yep, kinda cool
I don't normally like these new "indie" bands, but I'm digging this song.
I like it, seems to intentionally have a good dose of "garage/psychedelic rock nugget" jism
Thought I might hear a modern version of the Little Feat classic.

Instead I'm hearing a late 60's AM radio hit.  Not a bad thing. 
Has everything from The Electric Prunes "I Had Too Much to Dream" to Animals and Jack White yet sounds rousing and revolutionary!
 ChillBabe wrote:
{#Daisy}Retro is in the mind of the beholder ... while I believe there truly is nothing new under the sun, I would have to say this song is fresh and crisp in it's appeal, easily accepted into the 20's something groove collection of music now underway.  Thumbs up, Bill for this play!

 
You may be quite right, but if I hadn't looked at the album cover I would have pegged this as a justifiably forgotten garage/psychedelic rock nugget  from the 60s.

2/24/16 edit: Maybe their singing deliberately wanders into the ragged realm, but that's pretty annoying. 
{#Daisy}Retro is in the mind of the beholder ... while I believe there truly is nothing new under the sun, I would have to say this song is fresh and crisp in it's appeal, easily accepted into the 20's something groove collection of music now underway.  Thumbs up, Bill for this play!
I like the retro feel to this...{#Music}
This was produced by Dan Auerbach right?  Mugato says "He's so hot right now"
Well, I like it.
Man.........this sucks.
This is just a song that I used to know. La la la la.
Seriously obnoxious.... PSD.