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Chris Isaak — Gone Ridin'
Album: Silvertone
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6.7

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Total ratings: 721









Released: 1985
Length: 2:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well the moon is on the highway, darkness fills the sky.
As long as I keep driving, I know that I won't die.

And I'm gone, gone, gone.
Gone Ridin'.

Well I broke up with my baby, told myself I won't cry.
Broke up with my baby, told myself a lie.

And I'm gone, gone, gone.
Gone Ridin'.
Get gone Cal.

Well the moon is on the highway, darkness fills the sky.
As long as I keep driving, I know that I won't die.

And I'm gone, gone, gone.
Gone Ridin'.
Gone Ridin'.
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I also thought it had a Radar Love feel
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Heard that! I've seen him twice; at Starlight in KC early 2000s and again at Boulder Theater last year, and the man is one of the most impeccable showmen on Earth. His music rocks, his jokes are funny, he croons like Roy, the gals go nuts when he walks by; ~Bravo~
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Gregorama wrote:
He played here in Austin last Sunday night. He was eloquent, polite and put on a perfecf show. He exceeded al of my expectations. He puts on a great live show.

 SoundThinker wrote:
Next will be either "Radar Love" by Golden Earring or a Cheap Trick song!

 
Was thinking Cheap Trick while listening to this and yes there 'tis tonight: "On Top of the World" uses the same guitar sound-effect. 
The bastard child of Elvis Presley and Patsy Cline. Nothing like him before or since.
 MojoJojo wrote:
Anyone know where you can stream the Chris Isaak Show?

 
Showtime owns the rights and they have buried the show under a pile of paperwork from here to eternity.
Next will be either "Radar Love" by Golden Earring or a Cheap Trick song!
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Now Playing:
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Chris Isaak - Gone Ridin'

Not as good a segue as I would have thought. Cool tho


 
the same segue just played in 2014--replaying old playlists?
 oldfart48 wrote:
straight up R & R   {#Dance}

 
...... sure is
 katiediddler wrote:
I believe this is the late-great Danny Gatton on the geetar. That pushes it to a 7 for me.

 
James Wilsey actually.
That boy can sing.
straight up R & R   {#Dance}
 katiediddler wrote:
I believe this is the late-great Danny Gatton on the geetar. That pushes it to a 7 for me.

 
Danny Gatton, still loved and missed in his old stomping grounds. 
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Now Playing:
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Chris Isaak - Gone Ridin'

Not as good a segue as I would have thought. Cool tho
 

Seemless segue from Baby Please Don't Go.


Anyone know where you can stream the Chris Isaak Show?
He played here in Austin last Sunday night. He was eloquent, polite and put on a perfecf show. He exceeded al of my expectations. He puts on a great live show.
 Imkirok wrote:

I saw him in a mid-sized bar in DC (930 Club?) circa '89.  Best club show I've ever seen.

 
i can imagine him there. that's my favorite venue to see any show.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Agreed.

Elvis      Ess Elvis

 
naaa, more like phill collins
phil collins
reminicent of the fantastic theme to "suits"
The guitar player was Calvin James Wilsey. Once he was gone, Chris lost the soul in his sound.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Now Playing:
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Chris Isaak - Gone Ridin'

Not as good a segue as I would have thought. Cool tho
 
this does have a "radar love" vibe to it...

we have a dog like chris!
Now Playing:
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Chris Isaak - Gone Ridin'

Not as good a segue as I would have thought. Cool tho

 kulbreez wrote:
rated this an 8 just because I remember seeing Chris in 1985 (when Silvertone came out) at the Keystone in Palo Alto, CA. Great show. I miss those days...
 
I saw him in a mid-sized bar in DC (930 Club?) circa '89.  Best club show I've ever seen.

I believe this is the late-great Danny Gatton on the geetar. That pushes it to a 7 for me.
 secretsauce wrote:

You mean the part where it goes bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-chucka.   I don't know if that's copyrightable.

 
Especially since that that percussive-guitar embellishment is in hundreds of songs before and after "Radar Love".



Surf music + rock n' roll like adding a lemon zing to a drink {#Drummer}
Very nice transition from "Baby Please Don't Go"
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Wow, lots of heavy analysis of Mr. Isaak and this music.  I think this is just pure and plain pop music — unscrew your brain and enjoy! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
More like surf music moved out of the garage and grown up a little.

Ya know, when Chris Isaak first came out with Heart Shaped Box I thought to myself.. this kid could be the new Elvis, I thought he was that good.  

He has a very distinctive voice and though country music isn't my thing, there's something very sexy in his twang and I could listen to his rockabilly for hours.

For a real wild tune, check out Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing....       you won't keep still.

 {#Bananajam}

 On_The_Beach wrote:
The cover image is clearly a nod to Elvis.
 
Agreed.

Elvis      Ess Elvis

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Interesting take on his music, I always thought it was early Elvis (Presley) that he was targeting( or Roy Obison ). In fact I hear a little "That's Alright Mama" in this tune. I think they were going for that Sun Records sound.
 
The cover image is clearly a nod to Elvis.

 lwilkinson wrote:
Sometimes I think that he patterns some of his work on early Jan & Dean.
 
Interesting take on his music, I always thought it was early Elvis (Presley) that he was targeting( or Roy Obison ). In fact I hear a little "That's Alright Mama" in this tune. I think they were going for that Sun Records sound.

Wow, lots of heavy analysis of Mr. Isaak and this music.  I think this is just pure and plain pop music — unscrew your brain and enjoy! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 kulbreez wrote:
rated this an 8 just because I remember seeing Chris in 1985 (when Silvertone came out) at the Keystone in Palo Alto, CA. Great show. I miss those days...
 
Nostalgia Rating Alert!! {#Yell}
rated this an 8 just because I remember seeing Chris in 1985 (when Silvertone came out) at the Keystone in Palo Alto, CA. Great show. I miss those days...
 AlienRelic wrote:


Golden Earring, it's 2:00. Do you know where your copyright is?
 
You mean the part where it goes bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-chucka.   I don't know if that's copyrightable.

Yeah, that's what we need sometimes!!
 Jelani wrote:
One more Radar Lover gone......
 
Those guys were TOO LOUD.  It felt like things crawling all over me 'cause my clothes were vibrating so much.  There was only one thing I could do about it, so ...

 Jelani wrote:
One more Radar Lover gone......
 

Golden Earring, it's 2:00. Do you know where your copyright is?
this guy always surprises me with a good groove and some nice licks. :think:
One more Radar Lover gone......
Sometimes I think that he patterns some of his work on early Jan & Dean.
MrStatenIsle wrote:
This guy shoulda hung it up after "wicked game."
This song is from at least two albums PRIOR to the "Wicked Game" record. Nice try, though.
RobK wrote:
I think she sounds like a petty, jealous little snob judging a guy for being cooler than her. Notice she pays little attention to the actual music he writes and plays. I think she needs to relax, and maybe take a good look in the mirror.
Or she is someone who clearly is not in on the joke that Chris Isaak's persona is and has always been. Duh, lady. He's always been lovingly poking fun at his rockabilly heroes with his suits and his labelled guitar. And he's also been making consistently good records for a very long time. You shouldn't be allowed to review someone who is so much smarter than you. By the way "Gone Ridin'" is about the coolest Chris Isaak song EVER!
meloman wrote:
From a review of the Chris Isaak show in... ...I think she pretty much nailed it.
I think she sounds like a petty, jealous little snob judging a guy for being cooler than her. Notice she pays little attention to the actual music he writes and plays. I think she needs to relax, and maybe take a good look in the mirror.
From a review of the Chris Isaak show in Salon by Joyce Millman from a few years ago: I've always found Isaak's rockabilly pop just a bit too tidy, his pompadour a bit too unmussed, his sparkly suits a bit too fetishistic, his lonesome-crooner pose a bit too, well, posed. And in "The Chris Isaak Show," Isaak is every bit the priss you'd expect from a guy who has his name spelled out on his guitar and his guitar strap. In the show, Isaak is an earnest and sensitive chick magnet. He aims to please, but women are always storming out of his bedroom in a huff while he stumbles after them with a big question mark hanging over his head. When he's not being dumped, he lounges around the house in perfectly pressed jeans and shirts tucked in just so; he looks like Ricky Nelson waiting for the gang to drop by so he can play them his latest hit single. Chris is so square, his idea of a stiff drink is a tall, cool glass of Tang. He cheerfully makes small talk with his nonfamous neighbors. He puts out his own garbage cans; they have his name on them, just like his guitar. The guy may be a rock star, but, good Lord, he's a crashing bore. I think she pretty much nailed it.
healyf52 wrote:
rip off of 'Radar Love' by Golden Earring..
If that is the case, is everything by the Stray Cats a rip-off too? I think not.
millenium wrote:
OK - Who's old enough to remember a very young Kevin Costner in a bike-riding movie named (I think) "American Flyer"?
I so am!
rip off of 'Radar Love' by Golden Earring..
Liked him better B4 the TV show (ill judged) but his music has a certain "je ne sais quiche".
OK - Who's old enough to remember a very young Kevin Costner in a bike-riding movie named (I think) "American Flyer"?
Shimmer wrote:
Radar love?
Needs more horns for that...
Radar love?
I love Chris Issak. His voice is wonderful. :sunny:
This guy shoulda hung it up after "wicked game."
Hey dude, tune your guitar before you play. Unless you're like Phil Keaggy who changes tunings in the middle of songs :-) This song, like most other stuff I hear from this dude, is BOOOOOOOOOOring.
An outstanding track from an outstanding album.
Ahhh, the smoke of memories: Chris Isaak at the Anti-Club in LA, playing every week for a month or more. Tiki lanterns hung across the stage and club. That groovy guitar sound.
love him :cowboy:
ChardRemains wrote:
what a drip. why do people like this guy?
you'd better get that fixed.
Boosiewolf wrote:
I didn't think I'd ever heard this one on RP yet...:guitarist:
I've never heard it either. This is his debut Album. Done in '85.
ChardRemains wrote:
what a drip. why do people like this guy?
...cause he's great!
what a drip. why do people like this guy?
I didn't think I'd ever heard this one on RP yet...:guitarist: