Steve Earle — Transcendental Blues
Album: Transcendental Blues
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 3
In the darkest hour of the longest night
If it was in my power I'd step into the light
Candles on the altar, penny in your shoe
Walk upon the water - transcendental blues.

Happy ever after 'til the day you die
Careful what you ask for, you don't know 'til you try
Hands are in your pockets, starin' at your shoes
Wishin' you could stop it - transcendental blues.

If I had it my way, everything would change
Out here on this highway the rules are still the same
Back roads never carry you where you want 'em to
They leave you standin' there with them ol'
Transcendental Blues.
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Time to play Rose coloured glasses by Blue Rodeo
This is a very goo album. He sounds just a little like Uncle Tupelo bands. Could have cross pollinations.  
 crogers wrote:
Plodding beat, repetitive chord progression, unimaginative arrangement, annoying vocalization, uninspired lyrics.  What's not to like?  Solid 3.

 
I just disagree with every point made, as is my right.

8 from me
I was looking forward to Steve Earle's performance at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last year. No more. The band was loud and not surely made a lot of noise. But not very interesting. I couldn't convince my wife that they were worth staying for. Nor myself. As a bonus, as we left we encountered Gillan Welch and Dave Rawlings playing with Robin Hitchcock. It completely made up for my disappointment.
This song always reminds me of that realization that sometimes comes upon you at 3 a.m. after a very long evening.
 oldfart48 wrote:

STEVE HAD HIS PROBLEMS , HOWEVER HIS WORST NEVER CAME CLOSE TO THE TRASH THAT SCREAMING JUNKY SHAT AT US....

 
Screaming Junky? Like Jimi, Janis, Byrd, Stan Getz, Lady Day, Johnny, Belushi, PSH and yes Kurt? Seems like good company to me.
Kinda Byrd-like, maybe ?
 
 crogers wrote:
Plodding beat, repetitive chord progression, unimaginative arrangement, annoying vocalization, uninspired lyrics.  What's not to like?  Solid 3.

 
Oh please, you're trying too hard. Are you one of his ex-wives?
Awesome Billy Boy Happy New Year to you too, I knew this was coming at some point today. Nothing changes on New Year's Day!
Plodding beat, repetitive chord progression, unimaginative arrangement, annoying vocalization, uninspired lyrics.  What's not to like?  Solid 3.
You could still snap back.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

.... yes why all the hate!!?
 
Advanced age; eye sight poor; mental elasticity almost all gone.

How am I doing? 
Any opinions on his oxycontin blues? I thought it was kind of a (rare) letdown... but wouldn't mind hearing it anyway
 oldfart48 wrote:

STEVE HAD HIS PROBLEMS , HOWEVER HIS WORST NEVER CAME CLOSE TO THE TRASH THAT SCREAMING JUNKY SHAT AT US....

 
.... yes why all the hate!!?
 oldfart48 wrote:

STEVE HAD HIS PROBLEMS , HOWEVER HIS WORST NEVER CAME CLOSE TO THE TRASH THAT SCREAMING JUNKY SHAT AT US....

 
Why all the hate? 
This song is beautifully trippy.
 (former member) wrote:
I always think this is Nirvana. And that's not a bad thing.

 
STEVE HAD HIS PROBLEMS , HOWEVER HIS WORST NEVER CAME CLOSE TO THE TRASH THAT SCREAMING JUNKY SHAT AT US....
 tulfan wrote:
...he sounds like a grad of the Bob Dylan School of Vocal Expression...
 
THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING...{#Dance}
 hiromike wrote:

you might hear similar content on KGSR in Austin TX,  but it is hardly a regular radio station.  
KPIG
 Freedom California

BillG's almamater, not a " regular " station, just the only comerical station left that plays real music. in Cal.{#Dance} altho they have been guted by corporate idiots....{#Evil}
 hiromike wrote:

you might hear similar content on KGSR in Austin TX,  but it is hardly a regular radio station.  

 
 
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