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Posted: 9/18/2009 10:07:08 PM EST
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:09:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 10:12:22 PM EST by Triptech]

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:10:02 PM EST
He's also big into guns.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:14:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By Triptech:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?


Oh I know.

It was actually an ARFcom thread that got me into checking out his music.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:18:30 PM EST
And no, i will not listen to that song. One riff It'll be lodged into my head for weeks.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:26:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hawken50:
And no, i will not listen to that song. One riff It'll be lodged into my head for weeks.


Heh.

That's what's awesome about the song. JP knew that it wasn't the lyrics of the song but that the 'catchyiness' of a song that sold CDs. The whole song is mocking that.

Brilliant really.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:29:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.


Great, aren't they?

The guy rocks!

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:29:53 PM EST
I love blues traveler, I've seen them 7 or 8 times
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:32:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By themagikbullet:
I love blues traveler, I've seen them 7 or 8 times


I'd LOVE to see them live.

How's the cards treating you?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:35:04 PM EST
not too bad, been break even the last few days though
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:35:12 PM EST
Check out Popper here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8CHHsbCpP4

Mother f**cker!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:42:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 10:43:28 PM EST by themagikbullet]
wow at 3:53 he plays that fuckin harp for all it's worth
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:52:56 PM EST
I'm going to get him to autograph a magazine one of these days.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:05:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 11:15:47 PM EST by SenorTreinteOcho]
Originally Posted By themagikbullet:
not too bad, been break even the last few days though


ETA:

NVM

I hijacked my own thread.

It doesnt matter what I say
So long as I sing with inflection
That makes you feel that Ill convey
Some inner truth of vast reflection
But Ive said nothing so far
And I can keep it up for as long as it takes
And it dont matter who you are
If Im doing my job then its your resolve that breaks

Because the hook brings you back
I aint tellin you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely

There is something amiss
I am being insincere
In fact I dont mean any of this
Still my confession draws you near
To confuse the issue I refer
To familiar heroes from long ago
No matter how much peter loved her
What made the pan refuse to grow

Was that the hook brings you back
I aint tellin you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely

Suck it in suck it in suck it in
If youre rin tin tin or anne boleyn
Make a desperate move or else youll win
And then begin
To see
What youre doing to me this mtv is not for free
Its so pc its killing me
So desperately I sing to thee
Of love
Sure but also rage and hate and pain and fear of self
And I cant keep these feelings on the shelf
Ive tried well no in fact I lied
Could be financial suicide but Ive got too much pride inside
To hide or slide
Ill do as Ill decide and let it ride until Ive died
And only then shall I abide this tide
Of catchy little tunes
Of hip three minute ditties
I wanna bust all your balloons
I wanna burn all of your cities
To the ground Ive found
I will not mess around
Unless I play then hey
I will go on all day hear what I say
I have a prayer to pray
Thats really all this was
And when Im feeling stuck and need a buck
I dont rely on luck because...

The hook brings you back
I aint tellin you no lie
The hook...
On that you can rely

Listen to these lyrics while listening to the song. It'll bake your noodle.


Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:21:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By mattja:
Check out Popper here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8CHHsbCpP4

Mother f**cker!


Great link.

Any one have any more?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:24:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Triptech:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?


Some sort of McMillian in .50 BMG.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:45:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By BB223:
Originally Posted By Triptech:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?


Some sort of McMillian in .50 BMG.


Which one is the .50?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:51:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
Originally Posted By BB223:
Originally Posted By Triptech:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?


Some sort of McMillian in .50 BMG.


Which one is the .50?

It's called a "Desert Rhino"
http://www.gunsamerica.com/953104248/Guns/Rifles/Big-50-Caliber-Rifles/Harris_BMG_50_Cal_Rhino_Rifle.htm
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:54:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By ThePitbullofLove:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
Originally Posted By BB223:
Originally Posted By Triptech:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?


Some sort of McMillian in .50 BMG.


Which one is the .50?

It's called a "Desert Rhino"
http://www.gunsamerica.com/953104248/Guns/Rifles/Big-50-Caliber-Rifles/Harris_BMG_50_Cal_Rhino_Rifle.htm


Doh!

Harris, that's right.

I always get those two companies confused.

I think they did a joint project on some rifle.

Maybe that's why when I see one I think of the other.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:56:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 11:57:31 PM EST by mtechgunman]
I really enjoyed Blues Traveler's "Four" (IIRC) album


edit:

Yup I was correct with the album name:


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:11:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:26:06 AM EST
Billy Joel did something similar back in the 70s. His was more about the industry than just the individual song

Not as subtle as "Hook," but the single for this song was cut down to 3:05
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 2:29:30 AM EST
try to ignore the video game noise....... only link to "Brother John" I could find. Popper and the boys at their best. IMO. RIP Sticks.



Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:43:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:59:45 AM EST by draver]
Miserable Bastard is one of John's best. It was not on a Blues Traveler album but a solo album.

I think the title kept it from becoming a big hit, as most "Pop" stations never played it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:55:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:57:41 AM EST by Yossarian]
Here you go....

Never heard this one on the radio by a great band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdVO6ot7VI0


Virtue and Vice - Black Crowes....live
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:58:24 AM EST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO5GNbx918k

Carolina Blues. One of my favorites.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:02:07 AM EST
I wonder what his screen name is here.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:02:23 AM EST
I saw Blues Traveler live a few weeks ago. The Power and Light district has free concerts every Wednesday, so we got there early and were 4 rows back dead center.

AWESOME show. He actually sounds just as good or better in concert than he does on CD. No digital remastering needed. The dude can wail on the harmonica and sing too.

He had an entire case of harmonicas and when he wore one out he just chucked it into the crowd. I had one literally bounce off the end of my fingers.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:12:51 AM EST
I've always loved John Popper. Hell of a talent.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:17:17 AM EST
Obama voter.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:20:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Obama voter.


Oh for the love of fuck. Please dont shit in this thread.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:23:10 AM EST
he was funny on Z-Rock
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:31:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By ReallyLongAction:
Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Obama voter.


Oh for the love of fuck. Please dont shit in this thread.



In November 2008, Popper said, regarding Barack Obama, "this is the first time I've voted for a Democrat, ever."


cited as being from an appearance on the adam carolla show nov 12 2008.


he's a talented musician, sure..

gun nut, sure.


also an obama voter
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:31:22 AM EST
Did anything ever come of that bust?



Originally Posted By Triptech:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:37:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Obama voter.


Was he really?

If that is true then F him.

I don't care if you found the cure for cancer....your name is shit if you voted for the communist dictator (well, that's what he aspires to be anyway)
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:48:11 AM EST

Politics

Popper is a member of the Libertarian Party, and has previously expressed support for the Republican Party.[He endorsed George W. Bush in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Popper (with and without Blues Traveler) has played at conventions, fundraisers, and ceremonies for both Republican and Democratic politicians. He has stated that politics do not influence his choice of performance setting.

Popper has said, "I was a bleeding-heart liberal, until I got a job" and describes himself as "a libertarian who is a Republican when pushed".Popper summed up his political position by saying "I believe in freedom for markets and freedom for individuals, so I guess that makes me a libertarian".

Popper has toured with the USO, both with Blues Traveler and solo. His most recent tour was in the Middle East, performing with the Band of the Air Force Reserve and Jamie O'Neal at various military camps.

He has appeared with Rock the Vote and recorded "The Preamble" for the Schoolhouse Rocks the Vote! album.

In November 2008, Popper said, regarding Barack Obama, "this is the first time I've voted for a Democrat, ever."

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:55:47 AM EST
Popper must've smoked too much pot, motherfucker became a dope.

Fuck Popper and fuck oblama.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:27:45 AM EST
Great music. Thanks for the Hook & WWYD Youtube links. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:34:39 AM EST
2 Steyr Scout rifles in that picture as well or are my eyes telling lies?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:39:50 AM EST
Hate that fucker huge liberal and i mean huge.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:49:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By TecRsq:
2 Steyr Scout rifles in that picture as well or are my eyes telling lies?


Sure looks like it. I am not an expert on the Scouts, but that appears to be a couple there.

LC
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 2:58:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
I saw Blues Traveler live a few weeks ago. The Power and Light district has free concerts every Wednesday, so we got there early and were 4 rows back dead center.

AWESOME show. He actually sounds just as good or better in concert than he does on CD. No digital remastering needed. The dude can wail on the harmonica and sing too.

He had an entire case of harmonicas and when he wore one out he just chucked it into the crowd. I had one literally bounce off the end of my fingers.


ugggggh that sucks! same thing happened to me. it sucks extra because if you catch one and ask around, in many cases you can come back stage and get it signed
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:19:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Triptech:

Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
I heard this song hundreds of times in the 90s but only recently did I look up the lyrics.

Hook

John Popper is one of the better singer/songwriters of the nineties.

Post some good music.


You also know hes a huge pro-gunner, survivalist, and was busted in Washington a year or two back...

He has a tricked out suv, blacked out, bulletproofed, with wig-wags and strobe lights and he or his driver was clocked in excess of 100 mph while in full regala. Had quite a few weapons in the rig as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,257638,00.html

ETA - in the picture in the link, WTF is that bolt action job with the short barrel and MASSIVE brake on it?


so....whats the issue ? sounds like a few arfcomers floating around
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:05:44 PM EST
Yeah, I thought it was "the heart brings you back" for years...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:52:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Obama voter.


Who cares? Unless a musician is constantly campaigning for a politician I don't care.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:24:51 PM EST
Exactly. Blues Traveler isn't exactly asking me for musical advice, so why should I be looking to them for political suggestions??
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