Bob ElliottOrange Lane
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Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:23:50 PM
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Saturday, November 01, 2008 9:03:39 PM
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I got a rock song stuck in my brain
some distant melody
pulling me back to Orange Lane...

Matt Perez: Drums
Sean Hathorn: bass, vocals
Bob: Acoustic, vocals, Roland JX8P, piano, Les Paul

Orange Lane

I got a rock song stuck in my brain
Some distant melody pulling my back to Orange Lane
Do you remember when
You and I would hover over the album cover
Back in ’69, two little long-haired brothers
And we would rock Blue Cheer
In the tie-died year

I recall it was a sad, sad song
Some kind of sad, sad song
I’m hearing colors when the needle’s down
Hey man, I dig that sound

Punk rock in a basement, ‘79
You tried to get me in
Man, you had a real good time
But I just turned away
You should have made me stay

But I was working on a sad, sad song
Some kind of sad, sad song
I’m hearing colors when the needle’s down
Hey man, I dig that sound

And now your records are gone
And you don’t care about songs
No more needle drops
Down into that Iggy Pop
You found a brand new high

But I got a rock song stuck in my brain
Some distant memory
Pulling me back to Orange Lane
But you’re no longer there
Don’t think that I don’t care

Saving money for that Abbey Road
Five dollars buys the Rolling Stones
I’m hearing colors when the needle’s down
Hey man, I dig that sound
Oh, I just dig that sound

Copyright 2006, Bob Elliott

Song Comments

Psyche Folk
Woh this is great..I'm so glad to find this excellent Psychfolk gem is back on IAC and able to take its rightful place back here.Abscence has definitely made the heart grow fonder in this case..So much atmosphere and spacious alienation..Its spooky Elliott Smithin' Bowiein' White Albumin soulful strangeness..A real gem..


Bat's Delight
excellent tune!


STEVE ISONS IAC DIARY....
29.1.08..Its weird with this song.I used to have it on a station but havn't heard it for ages until Bob re-uploaded it recently.Its one (like Growing Up with G'N'R) -that altho i always thought was good-i just connected with in a different,deeper way when i heard it fresh again..I just love songs that can create their own powerful mood reality and landscape like this does..Haunting and haunted,there's a wistful remembering, yet sighing detatchment to the parade of ghosts,long-ago loves and lost opportunities that drift by here like a slow-motion film..All paths leading back to the mythical Orange Lane-a place where the magic and vital colours of the music are a coccoon from the numbing pain and disillusionment of day to day existence..Deeply sad yet vividly transcendent,this is a real psych folk gem and definitely songwriting to aspire to..


The Good Stuff
No, I'm not just adding this because he said nice things about me. This is an excellent song. And I love the arrangement and production. Great song. Great voice. Excellent hook.


Voices
I've admired this song for some time... isn't this what we do here - "hover over the album covers... Oh, I just dig that sound" yeah!... Any Bob Elliott vocal is a welcome sound here.


Private Stock
Loved Blue Cheer then ... Love Orange Lane now ...


eclectica
I've got this song stuck in my head. This song took me totally away.


IAC GEMS
Orange Lane by Bob Elliott is a such a fantastic timeless track , one thats stayed with me since i first played it..Hearing it again recently for the first time in a couple of years i was just blown away again by its haunted,haunting prescence..Superficially it seemed depressing the very first time i heard it, but continued plays showed this to be absoloutly not the case.. Its more that the vibe and tune is tapping into some kinda mystic ,primal energy that connects me deeper with life in some way, like transcendent songs do..The ghosts of great old acoustic blues singers and strange archetypal folk songs,deep dark forests alive with powerful spirits live n breathe in the grooves here. So much to love ...The beautiful sad soulfulness of the chorus,the great slippery chromatic chord changes filled with tension n suspense,the wonderful sense of release when the piano part comes in..The sepia-tinged super 8, lifetime spanning lyric of timeless moments,loss and always worshipping at the shrine of beautiful music The production n performance is a joy..A great rock song dressed in folk clothing...A weird folk song with a rock groove n attack.. A brilliant vocal from arguably the most instantly recognisable singer on IAC (infact maybe anywhere) Thanx so much for the inspiration and creativity dude..*raises glass*


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