The Band — This Wheel's On Fire
Album: Rock Of Ages
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6.1

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Total ratings: 397









Released: 1972
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If your memory serves you well
We're going to meet again and wait
So I'm going to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
And you know that we shall meet again
If your memory serves you well

This wheel's on fire, rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

If your memory serves you well, I was going to confiscate your lace
And wrap it up in a sailor's knot and hide it in your case
If I knew for sure that it was yours, and it was oh so hard to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well

If your memory serves you well, you'll remember that you're the one
Who called on them to call on me to get you your favours done
And after every plan had failed and there was nothing more to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well
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I rate this a "1" only because of The Band performing it.
 TJS wrote:
I'll take the Siouxsie and the Banshees version any day.

 
Agreed.
The voice of Rick Danko, like Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, is definitely distinctive. I can dig its plaintive, earnest, heartfelt quality...
I wish these guys couild sound more like Arcade Fire.

And Arcade Fire dance and prance on stage. Ooooh.   
More Band music, please!
I'll take the Siouxsie and the Banshees version any day.
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Sounds like a Grateful Dead tune to me...{#Curtain}
 
ooh, that's cold.

Because it's true.
 fredriley wrote:

It's not quite that bad, else I'd have muted it from the start, but whilst the studio version of this song is passable, the live version leaves something to be desired. A singer in tune, for a start. Ok, I know it's not easy performing live, and I'm sure it was great for those who were there, but this live song doesn't transfer well to disc, IMO.

 
HMMM. I always thought that the difference between a professional musician and me was that they could sing/play on tune even when in front of an audience. This version does nothing for me. Ick.


yes, nice transition, after I Shall Be Released



3 in a row written by Bobby D. on this date.  Toot suite!
Ouch! This is not good.
It  has to be Julie Driscoll and The Brian Auger Trinity or nothing.
'nuff said.
It's gotta have Julie Driscoll dancing to this.She was so... FREAKY.

 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Sounds like a Grateful Dead tune to me...{#Curtain}
 
It's not quite that bad, else I'd have muted it from the start, but whilst the studio version of this song is passable, the live version leaves something to be desired. A singer in tune, for a start. Ok, I know it's not easy performing live, and I'm sure it was great for those who were there, but this live song doesn't transfer well to disc, IMO.

 ronniegirl wrote:


Wish they were in reruns again.  Although my champagne and cig consumption goes way up then.
 

They ARE in reruns, on the LOGO channel.  Thursday nights, and various times repeated through the week.  Sweetie Darling, you must watch!
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Sounds like a Grateful Dead tune to me...{#Curtain}
 
That's the cruelest thing you could say. But, sadly, it's the truth.
Nice!

KT Tunstall & Billy Bragg - This Wheel's On Fire, Live

Bob Dylan Tribute.

"This is a great song. Strangely, very few covers seem to do it justice. I thought this version was one of the best. "      lalaland0417

"They are terrific together. I hope they record together too."

 




 sub-arctic wrote: 

Wish they were in reruns again.  Although my champagne and cig consumption goes way up then.
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Sounds like a Grateful Dead tune to me...{#Curtain}
 
i just love these thought out, insightful comments...
p.s. and NEVER NEVER say a female folksinger sounds like Joni Mitchell or a band sounds Beatlesesque or some rock singer sounds like Robert Plant. i've had enough!!

 mandolin wrote:

  just what i was thinking...