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Galactic — Mercamon
Album: Ruckus
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 812









Released: 2003
Length: 3:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 jasko wrote:
I hear "use me" from Bill Withers..
 

me too, and I'm loving it.
 MayBaby wrote:
Gotta bump it to an 8 for the great groove!
 
That's probably why I'm at an 8 already on this grooviness….not quite a 9 though.....LLRP!!
Whoa dude 8-)
Caught these guys at the Top Hat in Missoula a couple years back! What a show! Brass, Stanton Moore on the drum kit, Maggie belting out the vocals...WOW! Look for them. Such fun! And dress lightly as you gonna sweat!
I hear "use me" from Bill Withers..
Gotta bump it to an 8 for the great groove!
 thewiseking wrote:
attempts to be funky. misses. 
 
Funky is in the ear of the beholder.
bit of Bentley Rhythm Ace in there?
attempts to be funky. misses. 
Outtasight!
 Propayne wrote:
Produced and mixed by Dan the Automator who also worked with Gorillaz.

 
I thoght I smelled Goriollaz! Mighty fine tune.
A truly monumental groove... I have always thought it reminded me of something I'd heard and jammed to long ago but not lately... Tonight, hearing it loud enough from the other room to hear it from a new acoustic, I realized: it is exceedingly reminiscent of The Charlatans' "Feel Flows" from their '94 album Up To Our Hips, right down to the irresistibly funky Hammond twists near the end! 
MM&W - like. Or a Steven Soderburgh sound track.

 
 Bleyfusz wrote:
RP is the best radio station in the Universe. End of story.

 
Agreed!
sick and phat
Produced and mixed by Dan the Automator who also worked with Gorillaz.
Some 2015  FUNK! 
Reminds me of Modeski, Martin and Wood.  Great groove.
 unclehud wrote:

"Released 2003".  What was I doing in 2003 that so thoroughly captured my attention and caused me to miss this? 

Whatever, today I'm doing the shuffle and wiggle in my office chair!



 
I'll second and third those motions! :P
Reminds me of these Miladojka Youneed. Pretty cool.
Just saw that these guys will be in Park City this month and - BAM - Bill plays me some.

"Released 2003".  What was I doing in 2003 that so thoroughly captured my attention and caused me to miss this? 

Whatever, today I'm doing the shuffle and wiggle in my office chair!


Saw these guys this summer on a double bill with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.  New Orleans funk at it's finest from both bands.


whatGroup what is their best cd? Love this song
that is a cool, funky thang… sounds like mr. g has his motown on today… 
So happy to hear some Galactic on RP! Coolin' Off is one of my top 5 favorite albums of all-time. I would love to hear some of those old tunes on RP, like Funky Bird, Stax Jam or Church.

They put on an insane live show, as well!
gave it an 8 before hearing any vocals---is this an instrumental?
the party starting in my room while putting laundry away!
shuffling my feets but it was too short
Neat
RP is the best radio station in the Universe. End of story.
Used to go see these guys in New Orleans when they were just starting out. 
Much better live. 
Super Slick sound! we're being used in very much the right way

Nice!


 Poacher wrote:
Oh my goodness. . . instant 10. 
 
Talk about makin' you stop and listen!  Great funk {#Good-vibes}
Oh my goodness. . . instant 10. 
what a phukin bassline
Frankenstein-ish
Saw these guys in Boston last week - they were great. The Soul Rebels opened and joined Galactic for a few tunes - a major horn-fest. Definitely a fun party band - they had the House of Blues packed and dancing...
 
 Caribbeing wrote:
The main riff is completely ripped off of Bill Wither's "Use Me Up".
 
No, it's not "completely ripped off".  It sounds very similar and is obviously influenced by that tune and many others of that era, but it is a very different riff; you may want to look up the definition of the word "completely".  This kind of a groove is an homage to that era of music - they're even mimicking the keyboard and fuzz sounds of that time.  They're not trying to deceive anyone - especially not the astute music detectives here.
 Caribbeing wrote:
The main riff is completely ripped off of Bill Wither's "Use Me Up".
 
That's it. Thanks. It was going to drive me crazy all day.
 LowPhreak wrote:
Good hi-hat work.  {#Drummer}
 

...sounds way too uniform for real hi-hat pedalwork; i think all the drums in this track are machine-programmed...
 LowPhreak wrote:
Good hi-hat work.  {#Drummer}
 
it's a hat trick : )

Always have my ear out for songs to keep me motivated whilst riding the bike on the trainer in the garage.

Add another to the list with this. 

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
THIS TIME YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR...
 
Ahh, that's it... {#Angel}
Love it!
THIS TIME YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR...
seekinggrace wrote:
Yet another awesome groove from Galactic!!
More goodness from the many faceted NOLA music scene!

Good hi-hat work.  {#Drummer}
 Caribbeing wrote:
The main riff is completely ripped off of Bill Wither's "Use Me Up".
 
I kept thinking the same thing — bugging me that it never gets to the lyrics.... {#Wink}  but it is listenable all the same

very nice, just my cup of tea
{#Stop}
galactic
 bkrontz wrote:
Follow this with MC 900 Ft Jesus!!!
 
How wonderful to know that someone else loves that band too!  Bill has a couple of his songs on here, but they don't get much play (and the audience doesn't really react that well).
Follow this with MC 900 Ft Jesus!!!
Wow has this number not been played in almost a year, or just no-one decided to comment.

Caught my ear..a 6
 cdcassaw wrote:
Wow. This is the definition of crap. Sounds like a five year old playing with a Casio.

 
One man's crap is another man's cole slaw.

Wow. This is the definition of crap. Sounds like a five year old playing with a Casio.

 copymonkey wrote:
It's like Stevie Wonder and Edgar Winter had a baby.
 


It's like Stevie Wonder and Edgar Winter had a baby.
Did any Columbus RPer's see this band at Newport this past Saturday (4/12)? If so, how was it? I almost went.
Herbie Hancock
Me rikee!
Yeah!
We are singing "digging in the dirt."
BRING IT!
funkeh!
Wow... that was a really jarring transition from Break out my Gun to this. The cross fade didn't line up right or somehting. Sorry Bill, I normaly love the way things go together, but that really grabbed my attention in a not so good way.
redeyespy wrote:
I wouldn't eat it but perhaps I would take that discarded cheese sandwich and metmamorphasize it into, I dunno, a miniature version of the Andrea Dorian or the Nina . At that point, it might actually be more appealing and people might think: "Damned if he didn't take that ordinary cheese sandwich and turn it into something more creative and surprising." Any such accolades would erase those nagging thoughts that I was being merely lazy. I mean, how easy would it be for me to make my own cheese sandwich, when I have the foreknowledge that muenster makes a more solid ship replica? The challenge of using whatever bacteria YOU threw away might require more neural activity, dontcha think? :dance:
You could then sell it on Ebay. Of course, you'd make more money if it looked like Jesus.
i bought the cd, one song maybe. :think:
Sounds a bit like this here...: ... :cheesygrin:
Good groove! I like it! :dancingbanana:
Please. . . someone upload any other Galactic album. This is by far their worst stuff, but still ok.
Looooove Galactic. There are better tracks on this album, though. "Paint" is one of them.
:dancingbanana:
Awwwwwwww... YEAH!
Cool thing. That's worth an eight.
gooooooooooooodmorning love galactic
cattgirl813 wrote:
I'm hearing touches of Morphine's work in this.
It's that bari sax. Sweet.
wondertoofar wrote:
Well If I had a cheese sandwich I partially ate but I was done with it and threw it away would you eat it? It might be less appealing wouldn't you agree. Why not make your own? Unless you're that lazy.
I wouldn't eat it but perhaps I would take that discarded cheese sandwich and metmamorphasize it into, I dunno, a miniature version of the Andrea Dorian or the Nina. At that point, it might actually be more appealing and people might think: "Damned if he didn't take that ordinary cheese sandwich and turn it into something more creative and surprising." Any such accolades would erase those nagging thoughts that I was being merely lazy. I mean, how easy would it be for me to make my own cheese sandwich, when I have the foreknowledge that muenster makes a more solid ship replica? The challenge of using whatever bacteria YOU threw away might require more neural activity, dontcha think? :dance:
Caribbeing wrote:
The main riff is completely ripped off of Bill Wither's "Use Me Up".
Isn't the current term "sampled"?
moonbat wrote:
This reminds me of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein."
I'm hearing touches of Morphine's work in this.
mojoman wrote:
Maybe he was done with it.
Well If I had a cheese sandwich I partially ate but I was done with it and threw it away would you eat it? It might be less appealing wouldn't you agree. Why not make your own? Unless you're that lazy.
This reminds me of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein."
Caribbeing wrote:
The main riff is completely ripped off of Bill Wither's "Use Me Up".
Maybe he was done with it.
The main riff is completely ripped off of Bill Wither's "Use Me Up".
redeyespy wrote:
Several longtime fans did not appreciate the direction Galactic took with this album, which is full of producer Dan the Automator's studio fluorishes. As someone who is familiar with their older material, I think Ruckus is also a damn good batch of songs, this one included.
well put!
Several longtime fans did not appreciate the direction Galactic took with this album, which is full of producer Dan the Automator's studio fluorishes. As someone who is familiar with their older material, I think Ruckus is also a damn good batch of songs, this one included.
Reminds me of The Stranglers. Not bad...
lovin the background horns :bounce:
Yet another awesome groove from Galactic!! :drummer: