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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — All You Do Is Talk
Album: Baby 81
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1877









Released: 2007
Length: 5:37
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Help yourself, don't say a thing
Your love won't show in anything at all
If all you do is talk

Sadly I remain in need
Of all the things you say but leave in speak
All you do is talk

Help yourself, don't think
Help yourself, don't speak
Help yourself, don't say a thing at all
You're lucky, words don't bleed

You time the end of all we see
You say we're on our way and all will be
Alone in everything

You say it's all we'll ever need
You've found an easy way but still you weep
Alone in everything

Help yourself, don't think
Help yourself, don't speak
Help yourself, don't say a thing at all
You're lucky, words don't bleed

Help yourself, don't say a thing
What love you show won't mean a thing at all
If all you do is talk

Sadly we remain to see
What brings an end is also what we need
All you do is talk

Help yourself, don't think
Help yourself, don't speak
Help yourself, don't say a thing at all
You're lucky, words don't bleed
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You want weird? Michael Been was born in OKC, OK in 1950. Dwight Twilley was born in Tulsa, OK in 1951.   

Similar influences creating their music; some of which may have worked down to Robert and Peter? Who knows.
Hoestly this tune is just very average , great band for a wedding party but they won't fill Wembley
 Segue wrote:
Paging Dwight Twilley. Tom Petty. Hello hello is this thing on? 

Wall of sound and total lift from Twilley.
 
Dwight Twilley - there's a name I haven't heard or read in about thirty years.  I'd be surprised if these guys ever even heard of him.  You never know.
That segue between World Party/She's the One and BRMC/All You Do is Talk was a thing of beauty Bill.

Very much appreciated. Those touches add a lot to the programming. That and the excellent music!
Such songs deserve to be heard on real speakers with sufficient boomers in order to be fully appreciated.
 Jelani wrote:

I rated it a 1 around the same time. it still stands.

 
That's funny, and I can understand all the "derivative' comments. The first time I heard this I thought it was a rip off of My Morning Jacket's "The Way That He Sings", but it's grown on me. 
Paging Dwight Twilley. Tom Petty. Hello hello is this thing on? 

Wall of sound and total lift from Twilley.
 chyk5 wrote:
I rated this a 2 in 2007.What was I thinking?! Bill has really turned me around on this band. 

 
I rated it a 1 around the same time. it still stands.
I rated this a 2 in 2007.What was I thinking?! Bill has really turned me around on this band. 
This vibe carries a band that resonates with me.


Easy and pleasurable on the ears{#Bounce}
"You're lucky, words don't bleed"
and you're lucky U2 didn't sue. 
Good tune though. 
{#Meditate} the more I hear the more I like
looking over the playlist the last 2 hours and see i missed a good run
but this works
 
Love this band!
I m so glad this song is in the "rotation".
Big sound, great vocals and the bridge is perfect. 8.66 
BRMC is an excellent, and largely overlooked, band.
The more I hear this song the better it gets!  I bumped it from 8 to 9.  Just a magnificent piece with a title that's appropriate for many a person nowadays.  
Where the Streets Have No Talking!
 

This whole album is excellent driving music.
AWESOME SONG

Really, really like this song... been on playlists at my house since i first heard it here, on RP, back in 2007/08... cannot be overplayed IMHO.


Overplayed.

 ziakut wrote:
The more I hear from this band, the more I seem to like. Great stuff. Really liking their recent efforts too.
 
aristoteles wrote:

My thoughts exactly.

 
I'll triple that. 
 ziakut wrote:
The more I hear from this band, the more I seem to like. Great stuff. Really liking their recent efforts too.

 
My thoughts exactly.
An amazing piece of work. if you'd like some background on Peter Hayes, check out a documentary called Dig! With the Bryan Jonestown Massacre And the Dandy Warhols. I really like these guys. In that film, there's a scene in a parking lot of Peter Hayes talking about his other band, BRMC, at the breakup of BJM. Really good documentary. Heh. This song. I can't help but believe it's at least partially aimed at Anton.
{#Bananajam}Have added a few of their tunes to my library  !! thumbs up on this one!
 
The songs of this band, in the generality, are very well constructed and structuralized, and also carefully and well performed. Of the Band B.R.M.C. i detach in particular the song "American X", from the 2007 album "Baby 81", which includes a developed electric-guitar solo absolutely amazing. Both guitarists, Peter Hayes and Robert Levon Been, are also excellent performers in acoustic guitars, and the 3rd element of the band, drummer Leah Shapiro, her is a pulsating rock, flawless. In addition to the interest and musical value of BRMC, in this area of music, which i appreciate, also say that it is interesting the name of this band "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club", have been inspired from Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film "The Wild One".


I really like BRMC!!  Really good music! {#Motor}
The more I hear from this band, the more I seem to like. Great stuff. Really liking their recent efforts too.
 richlister wrote:

Yeah...

PORTISHEAD - RIP P is really close to M and they put you in a Casket, RIP !!!
MORPHINE - SCRATCH
RAYMOND CHARLES
BRMC

Got it!

 
You guys have got to stop smoking that s*it, its bad for the mind...
{#Dancingbanana}


My banana still waggles, Liz. 
By popular demand, my April take on BRMC. More BRMC!
(And why aren't the icons working, how does one add an annoying, attention- seeking waggling banana if the icon screen permanently freezes?)
 LizK wrote:
August  since I last commented on BRMC.  More BRMC!! 

 
..we're about due to hear from LizK ref this band again..also:  8!..
 LizK wrote:
August  since I last commented on BRMC.  More BRMC!! 
 
Seconded. Love BRMC!
August  since I last commented on BRMC.  More BRMC!! 
 rdo wrote:
JAMC - Jesus and Mary Chain
BRMC - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

I see a pattern.
 

rdo wrote:


{#Clap}   Wise beyond your years, rdo.  {#Lol}
 

..hmm..yeeeaah, like MC 900Ft Jesus-!..so, cool..is it a conspiracy or what?..{#Think}
 rdo wrote:
JAMC - Jesus and Mary Chain
BRMC - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

I see a pattern.
 
 
Yeah...

PORTISHEAD - RIP P is really close to M and they put you in a Casket, RIP !!!
MORPHINE - SCRATCH
RAYMOND CHARLES
BRMC

Got it!
 rdo wrote:
JAMC - Jesus and Mary Chain
BRMC - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

I see a pattern.
 

{#Clap}   Wise beyond your years, rdo.  {#Lol}
The father of the lead singer is the lead singer of The Call.
This one is growing on me!
Liking that opening chord.
wow.  this song kicks ASS
JAMC - Jesus and Mary Chain
BRMC - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

I see a pattern.
Black rebel hairdresser clu
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What a terrible-terrible piece of.....music!

Below SUCKO!


 fredriley wrote:
RP sure is on a roll today - the last hour's been pretty much 7+ songs. Which is not good for my increasingly aching bladder. Have mercy and play a Sucko-Barfo so's I can escape to the loo before there's an 'accident' at my desk
 

Poor O'Riley has to spend his days behind a desk.

Oh my - what to expect from this poor soul?

 

PS

Heard that "Forest" is making it back to the PL. Football is certainly something

you know more about, Fred-brat. Leave music for the knowledgable big boys (like me).


 nigelr wrote:
Don't worry lads, you'll accept it more as you age.....
 
hehehe...
 Baum74 wrote:
strange ... how can a band with such a cool name make such boring music?
Things that make you go hmmm ...
 
If you ever get the chance to see them perform live, do. They are very compelling in a live setting.
strange ... how can a band with such a cool name make such boring music?
Things that make you go hmmm ...
 vandal wrote:

B.R.M.C. had 2 full albums out before the Killers released their first album in 2004. . . I doubt seriously if B.R.M.C. are in need of any inspiration from Brandon Flowers et al. . . 
 
 
You can doubt all you want, but this song bears more than a passing resemblance to All These Things That I've Done.
LOVE the tune. Dreamy downbeat inspiring intrigue. Convertible high speed highway perfection.
  
 fredriley wrote:
RP sure is on a roll today - the last hour's been pretty much 7+ songs. Which is not good for my increasingly aching bladder. Have mercy and play a Sucko-Barfo so's I can escape to the loo before there's an 'accident' at my desk
 
Fred,
Tamsulosin (San) is your friend.

T.
 unclehud wrote:
From Wikipedia, the fount of modern-day truth:

The Baby 81 incident was a widely-reported parental identity dispute about a baby, later identified as Abhilasha Jeyarajah, who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and became an emblem of the effect of the disaster on the families involved.

Learn something new every day.
 

Yeah, but.  "81" is code in the biker world for "Hells Angels" (they have a patch for it too).  Wiki says "Red and white are also used to display the number 81 on many patches, as in "Support 81, Route 81". The 8 and 1 stand for the respective positions in the alphabet of H and A. These are used by friends and supporters of the club, as only full members can wear any Hells Angels imagery." 
This fits into the mileau of them being a rebellious motorcycle club, but a "baby" one, as in being aspirational.  Interesting that they also have a "1%" patch, meaning 99% are law-abiding, but 1% are not."  Another view of the 1% - 99% dichotomy.  It would be interesting to hear what actual members of BRMC say about the Baby 81 meaning.  I guess I could google it.

beautiful song! especially the beginning:  the art of slowing down in near perfection...
reminds me of some very old Vanilla Fudge
Like it, despite the singer's apparent case of lockjaw.
Great sound. Great sound. 
Going to iTunes in a jiffy to load this one down. Download this one up. Or something. Another cut of upbeat music and downbeat lyrics. BRMC seems to specialize in that. 
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Thick with melancholy. {#Music}
 
{#High-five}


Don't worry lads, you'll accept it more as you age.....
More BRMC!

 Critty wrote:

No, not U2 — the Killers.
 
B.R.M.C. had 2 full albums out before the Killers released their first album in 2004. . . I doubt seriously if B.R.M.C. are in need of any inspiration from Brandon Flowers et al. . . 
 
 GawgaBoy wrote:
I think they have listened to a little too much U2
 
No, not U2 — the Killers.
I think they have listened to a little too much U2

 fredriley wrote:
RP sure is on a roll today - the last hour's been pretty much 7+ songs. Which is not good for my increasingly aching bladder. Have mercy and play a Sucko-Barfo so's I can escape to the loo before there's an 'accident' at my desk
 
Fred, I adore you.

BRMC is really one of the most consistent yet underrated bands out there.  All of their albums are amazing, especially Howl.

Love it. :)

Borderline goose-bump song ! {#Yes}
Nice!!

From Wikipedia, the fount of modern-day truth:

The Baby 81 incident was a widely-reported parental identity dispute about a baby, later identified as Abhilasha Jeyarajah, who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and became an emblem of the effect of the disaster on the families involved.

Learn something new every day.
Thought it was The Doves.

Right now, my favorite lyric is "You're lucky words don't bleed". Ouch.


Love BRMC Their guitar work is sublime.
This Intro !!! Wow  To me is a 10.
But for the all song 8

I think the neighbors now know this tune (yeah, I had the old Z-560 cranked a bit high)
Thick with melancholy. {#Music}
Great song in concert.....close your eyes and let the bass move you about the floor........
 namp wrote:
Wow! The current playlist is

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - All You Do Is Talk
Ane Brun - To Let Myself Go

Now that's spooky - Just before tuning to RP I was just listening to the same two songs (in the same order!) from my iTunes library
{#Confused}

Bill, what have you done?
 
Just a hunch, but I'd say yer cribbing Bill's playlists in iTunes ... {#Wink}

 newwavegurly wrote:
Wow, this one really strikes a chord with me today...
 
And again today.
Wow! The current playlist is

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - All You Do Is Talk
Ane Brun - To Let Myself Go

Now that's spooky - Just before tuning to RP I was just listening to the same two songs (in the same order!) from my iTunes library
{#Confused}

Bill, what have you done?


 derekd wrote:
Thought it was the beginning of Where the Streets Have No Name by U2. Still good though.
 
? One starts with an organ, the other with a guitar. Two different cord progressions. I guess they're both "echoy" but that's about all I see....

The way this song builds at first i was expecting a lot more, too bad....

5
I really like the way this song builds into a guitar wall of sound. It reminds me of the first time I heard a Neil Young and Crazy Horse album with all that fuzz tone guitar - nice.
Why is it that my stream cuts out on the good songs like this one and plays perfectly on the sucky ones like the one Bill played before this one?

Love them and soon they are in Malmö at KB, ROCK on.
RP sure is on a roll today - the last hour's been pretty much 7+ songs. Which is not good for my increasingly aching bladder. Have mercy and play a Sucko-Barfo so's I can escape to the loo before there's an 'accident' at my desk
I really liked this band when they first came out for a couple of weeks and then all their songs started blending into the other; "Elbow syndrome" I believe is what it is called.
New BRMC CD "Beat the Devil's Tattoo" out on itunes now.  Have not heard it yet, but will soon.  Review it for us Bill!
Thought it was the beginning of Where the Streets Have No Name by U2. Still good though.
How's the rest of this album?  I like this song, as I did a few cuts off of their self-titled album.  But much of their first album was pretty repetitious and droning after the first couple songs.
 Smoove_D wrote:
I keep expecting this song to kick into a higher gear any second, and it never does. That said, it's still not a half-bad tune.
 

Agreed - felt the same - decent tune
Always enjoy hearing this on RP.

Especially when it fades into Pink Floyd!
 Smoove_D wrote:
I keep expecting this song to kick into a higher gear any second, and it never does. That said, it's still not a half-bad tune.
 
You must learn to groove...

 rdo wrote:

Does the race of a motorcycle club, or any club for that matter, really matter in this day and age?

 
It's a pop culture (movie) reference...see The Wild One.

Massive tune.

Love this band

Does the race of a motorcycle club, or any club for that matter, really matter in this day and age?


I like this sound. It's laid back with a hard edge. I ordered the disc, mostly because of 666 Conducer.
This has some weight to it....it's heavy in a good way.

brmc
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist} leathepea wrote:
loving this song.
 


loving this song.

I dig this groove.
BMRC belongs here
 newwavegurly wrote:
Wow, this one really strikes a chord with me today...
 
And with me today!
Jesus and Mary Chain?
I keep expecting this song to kick into a higher gear any second, and it never does. That said, it's still not a half-bad tune.
Maybe, I should just shut up.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

the songs of this band, in the generality, are very well constructed and structuralized, and also carefully and well executed; I detach in particular the band, the song "American X"  that touches me more.  -   ** 6 **

 

Far out, Catherwood. Just roll a couple of bombers and leave them on the side table.

Bo-ring.
Wow, this one really strikes a chord with me today...
Bump =>
nate917 wrote:

REM were not a bunch of twitching eyeballs 

TobyRush wrote:

Says you...

 
Says me and my army.


Sounds JUST like U2 to me. Can't go above 6.
Enough already. Just go see the boys and feel this song live.........
 mandolin wrote:
...i wore this CD out earlier this week...
 

What were you using the hole in the CD for??
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

In defense of doctor hooey, it seems he meant the name of the band is a bit incongruous with its style of music, kinda like a metal band calling itself "Swan Lake."

 
This song is a kinder, gentler BRMC offering...There are harder ones, especially in their earlier work. But the name does bring a certain swagger that is a bit incongruous, even to the "tougher" tracks. Admittedly, their sound wasn't what I expected when I heard the name back when I began listening to them, but in the end, it doesn't really matter. Like anything else, you either like the music or your don't.

...i wore this CD out earlier this week...
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

In defense of doctor hooey, it seems he meant the name of the band is a bit incongruous with its style of music, kinda like a metal band calling itself "Swan Lake."

 
Or a metal band calling itself "Cinderella"?  I stand by my original point — a band's name doesn't necessarily imply anything about the band (though, as you point out, metal bands often give away the punchline).

 nate917 wrote:

REM were not a bunch of twitching eyeballs
 
Says you...