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Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by onthebandwagon » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:48 pm

Anyone else also appreciate Eno more for his lyrics and vocals than his "treatments"? While I like his absurdist word play I find songs like Spider and I to be really poignant, lyrically. Also, his singing on Blank Frank, for example, is really something special.
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Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by Scot Solida » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:44 pm

The lyrics to “The Belldog” give me goose bumps.

Most of the day, we were at the machinery
In the dark sheds that the seasons ignored
I held the levers that guided the signals to the radio
But the words I received, random code, broken fragments from before
Out in the trees, my reason deserting me
Oh, the dark stars cluster over the bay
Then in a certain moment, I lose control
And at last, I am part of the machinery
Where are you?
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As the world makes its circle through the sky

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Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by cretaceousear » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:00 am

Yes I too love The Belldog.
He has a big romantic, almost cosmic, streak in him, but likes to keep it hidden.
Spinning Away on the Eno /Cale album Wrong Way Up, is in the same vein - glorious, sublime, heaven.
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Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by Fog Door » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:17 pm

The lyrics and vocals on Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) are sublime. Well, the whole record is sublime really.

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Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by onthebandwagon » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:50 pm

Fog Door wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:17 pm
The lyrics and vocals on Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) are sublime. Well, the whole record is sublime really.
When I started listening to those early solo albums I found that one the least accessible, will have to revisit.
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Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by cptnal » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:31 pm

Nerve Net has always been one of my favourites for vocals. Every track has its own quirky take. For instance the phonemes in The Roil The Choke swap around like bells in change ringing (I didn't work this out myself - he's spoken about it in interviews).

Julie With... is another pick. Along with the music they create a perfect, drifting vignette.
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I always liked his cover of "You Don't Miss You Water", on the "Married To The Mob" soundtrack.

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Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by MindMachine » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:14 am

I'll come running to tie your shoes:

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I love his tunes from Another Green World and Before and After Science.
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Post by Hyberus » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:18 am

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Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:07 pm

MindMachine wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:14 am
I'll come running to tie your shoes:

https://genius.com/Brian-eno-ill-come-running-lyrics



I love his tunes from Another Green World and Before and After Science.
Yes, its a very sweet testament to one's love.
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