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Garrett
07 May 2003, 09:23
Rare Songs: Revolution Per Minute

This song was the B-side track of the "Rock'n'Roll Mercenaries" single in 1986. It's an good rockin' eighties song, but nothing more. It's a bit too simple for me and the melody is also just average. A typical B-side track, but with the same style like all the other songs on the BBIS album. Nice to dance to.

7/10

Bart
07 May 2003, 13:19
aha, finally after 17 years i get to know what R.P.M. means :D
I never knew. I got this single. I even remember when and where i bought it and i remember when i played it. Awfull frontcover. I haven't listened to this song for more then 10 years, cause i don't have a recordplayer anymore. But in a way, this song is rather nice.Too much synthesizers, but a nice rock song.
7/10.

White of High
09 May 2003, 10:59
It's no better than Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries. No better than other BBIS song. It's very very very average!

My score: 5


Average: 6.00 (36/6)

Tim
09 May 2003, 14:19
Mmm, a nice song. Not one of the best, but still nice.

6/10

evil nickname
09 May 2003, 15:55
One of the rare songs Meat did which I really can't stand. Music is unimaginative, and from what I can make of the lyrics, they are pretty below-average. I'd rather listen to the Exploded Version of RnR Mercenaries. Next please... 5/10

Oh and PS: anyone have a clue of the lyrics? my transcription seems pretty bad, after I just heard the song again.

Puritan
09 May 2003, 17:41
I agree that this is not one of Meat's better tracks but still worth 6/10

Evil Nickname - I too tried to transcribe the lyrics some time ago. Very difficult task and I gave up in the end but this is what I had at that point for what it is worth which is probably not a lot!!

Seven o' clock and all the songs begin
Open my eyes time to go again
Video playing my favourite song
Wondering if you feel like ??????????

Got to connect
You know I've gotta move
Running outta time
It's kinda hit me in the grove
???? it rushes through me like fires on the wind
?????????????
I wanna hear it again
Revolution per minute
I know exactly what you're trying to say
Revolution per minute
When I hear it turn it up all the way
Revolution per minute
Just let it take me so far away
Revolution per minute
You know there's power in the radio waves
You know there's power in the radio waves
You know there's power in - radio waves

Got that feeling so young and strong
Hit the road, turn it up and I'm gone
Beat takes me farther and farther from home
Never really seem to find myself all alone

Got to connect etc

Got me trapped here with a falling ???????
Losing my mind, gonna go insane
?????????????? so the people next door tend to leave me alone
And all those feelings that I never lose
And all those moments when my dreams come true
You know it rushes through me like fires off the wind
?????????
I wanna hear it again

evil nickname
09 May 2003, 19:37
Puritan, thank you! I took your version, and combined that with mine, and here's the result... let me know what you think.

R.P.M.

Seven o'clock and the sun creepin' in, oh
Open my eyes, time to go again
Video playing my favorite song
I wonder if you feel like I always [belong / be low]

pre-chorus:
Time to connect
I know I gotta move
Running out of time
It's kinda hit me in the groove

When it rushes through me
Like fires off the wind
When I see it I wanna hear it again

pre-chorus:
Revolution per minute...
I know exactly what you're trying to say
Revolution per minute...
When I hear it, turn it up all the way
Revolution per minute...
Just let it take me so far away
Revolution per minute...
You know there's power in the radio waves
You know there's power in the radio waves
You know there's power in... radio waves

Got the feeling, so young and strong
Hit the road, turn it up and I'm gone
Keep getting me farther and farther from home
Never really seem to find myself all alone

Got me tied down with a ball and chain
Losing my mind, gonna go insane
Goin' up in a room that's made of stone
So the people next door tend to leave me alone

pre-chorus
chorus

And all these feelings that I never lose
And all those moments when my dreams come through
You know it rushes through me like fires off the wind
When I see it I wanna hear it again....

Revolution per minute...
I know exactly what you're trying to say
Revolution per minute...
When I hear it, turn it up all the way
Revolution per minute...
Revolution per minute.........

Puritan
09 May 2003, 22:29
Evil Nickname,

I think the above is very close

"sun creeping in" I agree is clear in line one, as is the "got me tied down with a ball and chain" later on

"Goin' up in a room that's made of stone" makes no sense to me but it does sounds like it

You have "Time to connect, I know I gotta move". I just can't hear it as that to me it is "Got to connect, you know I gotta move". But at my age I probably need my ears testing anyway!!

White of High
31 Jan 2007, 19:42
Average: 6.00 (36/6)

michael.c
27 Feb 2007, 10:28
i thought this song was brill too and better than a lot of songs on bbis. it is a real hard rocker and meats voice was excellent on it . maybe one day it will resurface as a bonus track on a re issue bbis. a 10 again perhaps.

lyrics possible ; radios playing my favourite song,
gonna me me feel like im almost in love

when i see you i wanna hear it again