Scarlett Johansson gets "all stripped down" to record an album of T0m Waits songs (!?)

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King-a-Ling (King-a-Ling), Thursday, 19 October 2006 19:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

LET'S HOPE SHE'S CAN SING BETTER THAN SHE ACT, AMIRITE?

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Thursday, 19 October 2006 19:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

all she has to do is stand there

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

She is very good looking, and probably has decent taste. (I think I remember Neil Young is her father's best friend? Or something?) But she will have a hard time topping Holly Cole's Tom Waits album, which I think is nearly perfect.

Vornado (Vornado), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

together at last

http://visualrecipes.com/recipe-details/recipe_id/336/Bacon-Caramel/

J. Grizzle (trainsmoke), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

now, will she sing in the same range as Waits? i would buy that.

Let's just hope the whole thing won't get "lost in translation." But my spies say that Scarlett has a lovely, whispery delivery that carries a tune nicely and is suited to Waits' unusual lyrics.

lovely and whispery = the ability to cover an entire album of Waits?

J. Grizzle (trainsmoke), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i wish she'd stay away from art

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Scarlett has a lovely, whispery delivery

That makes me think of Annie, which in turn makes me imagine Tom Waits covering "Chewing Gum."


I don't have a boner.

King-a-Ling (King-a-Ling), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Let's guess what songs she'll do! I wager FIVE AMERICAN DOLLAr that "Time" is on there.

got yourself a fish biscuit! (nickalicious), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I hope she sticks with his tenderer songs, because "lovely, whispery delivery" is not acceptable for such songs as "Murder In The Red Barn" or "November".

got yourself a fish biscuit! (nickalicious), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I wonder who the band is.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i wish she'd stay away from art

-- Susan Douglas (SusanisDougla...), October 19th, 2006.

OTM

I'm becoming a fan of Susan Douglas posts.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lets take guesses!

Brian Retzell
Sean Lennon
Joey Waronker
Justin Meldel Johnson
Jason Falkner
Mario C

Special Guests:

Jarvis Cocker
Jared Leto
Bill Murry

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Nicholas Cage with the hambone solo

J. Grizzle (trainsmoke), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"I wonder who the band is."

Seven seconds from Bone Machine

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

John Mayer
Josh Freese
Matt Chamberlain

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

SURLY TO FEATURE SOME MEMBER OF THAT HAYDEN FAMILY

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

FEATURING THE BACON BROTHERS

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Haha I was thinking of that Chaki!

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Matt Chamberlain

OTM

got yourself a fish biscuit! (nickalicious), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Unless maybe Casey Waits?

got yourself a fish biscuit! (nickalicious), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If she does "Pasties and a G-String" I might just shit my pants.

got yourself a fish biscuit! (nickalicious), Thursday, 19 October 2006 20:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If I were Casey Waits I'd hit it.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

1. Kommienezuspadt
2. Cemetery Polka
3. 16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought-Six
4. I'll Take New York
5. Starving In The Belly Of A Whale
6. Let Me Get Up On It
7. Clang Boom Steam
8. Bride of Rain Dog
9. This One's From the Heart
10. Big in Japan

a|ex (Pareene), Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

irony: the new tw 3 disc thing leaked today and its amazing and no ones talking about it on ilm.

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i only have the two free songs from emusic! am i lame for waiting for it to come out?

the two songs are really great.

a|ex (Pareene), Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nah its supposed to come with some awesome book

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i only have the two free songs from emusic! am i lame for waiting for it to come out?

i'm where you are..like chaki mentioned, i can't wait for the book..the whole artifact at once. if you are lame, then i am too.

J. Grizzle (trainsmoke), Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i want to hear this about 1000 times more than i want to hear the new t waits albums! (and i LIKE waits)

s johansson is lovely, basically.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 19 October 2006 22:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is the most shameless attempt to hypnotise the aging thirtysomething indie bloke market since that girl from the White Stripes.

scriblerus (mike lynch), Friday, 20 October 2006 01:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT BACON CARAMEL? MOST IMPORTANT BIT OF THIS THREAD!!!

disappointing goth fest line-up (orion), Friday, 20 October 2006 01:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was thinking more the creepy uncle market, myself. I mean, just imagine them frantically checking the TiVo as soon as they get home from work every night...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Friday, 20 October 2006 01:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

For the video, I mean...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Friday, 20 October 2006 02:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a difference between the aging thirtysomething indie bloke market and the creepy uncle market?

scriblerus (mike lynch), Friday, 20 October 2006 02:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I mean what if you're an only child?

Andrew (enneff), Friday, 20 October 2006 02:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

tentative

Jimmy Mod is COMPLETELY MISERABLE SAN DIEGO (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Friday, 20 October 2006 04:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s688138.jpg

somehow ive expected a better picture of her on the cover

Zeno, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

What's wrong with that picture?

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

WHERE THE TITTAYS AT

Hurting 2, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

IM LQQKING

chaki, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

kylie minogue's "wild roses grow" association

Zeno, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Scarlett500.jpg
bigger is better

Zeno, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's one white woman.

C. Grisso/McCain, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I thought she was levitating in that pic, at first.

Mark G, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Terrible cover.

Simon H., Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ugh, plus I just noticed that the leaves partially obscure the letters in her name. Yuck.

Simon H., Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

this chick in a complete nimrod

chaki, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

"i have not heard this, but it really must be terrible"

ILM in a nutshell.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 21:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

you sound like the kind of guy who drinks spoiled milk after smelling it, just to make sure.

John Justen, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 21:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://mad.walla.co.il/archive/201942-5.jpg

Zeno, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 21:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I listened to youtube clips of her songs. Her voice is great. But you'd rather just assume it's awful, ignore the easy links to the music, and post snarky comments.

ILM in a nutshell.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 22:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

stfu

omar little, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 22:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Just got offered a promo of this. Not sure what I think of the project, but I'm definitely willing to give it a shot for free.

Telephone thing, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 22:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

could be good

omar little, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 22:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

what?

RabiesAngentleman, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 07:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

"anywhere i lay me head" (the track) is quite ok.
she is not the best singer in the world,so it's good sitek buried her voice in the mix, but it has nice melancholic atmosphere with the production.
not that im going to listen to it again,but u might say sitek saved her here.

Zeno, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 08:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

sorry to be bumping this but I just heard her cover of Boys Don't Cry and its possibly the worst thing I've ever heard

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 20 July 2008 02:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm really into this album, but maybe because I quite dislike Tom Waits and I like JAMC.

I know, right?, Sunday, 20 July 2008 19:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

I dunno, it's produced well enough but her vocal performances are pretty lackluster

Hurting 2, Sunday, 20 July 2008 19:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Guys I have to admit, this is pretty fucking good for a covers album.

stephen, Saturday, 9 August 2008 06:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

The liner notes with Sitek comparing the atmosphere to an old 4AD record are, surprisingly, spot on.

stephen, Saturday, 9 August 2008 06:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dare I say...

This album > Return to Cookie Mountain

stephen, Saturday, 9 August 2008 06:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

you could add a few more of these:>>>>>>>>>>>

I know, right?, Saturday, 9 August 2008 12:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT BACON CARAMEL? MOST IMPORTANT BIT OF THIS THREAD!!!

-- disappointing goth fest line-up (orion), Friday, October 20, 2006 1:52 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Link

ian, Saturday, 9 August 2008 23:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Seriously this album is good good good. I think the arrangements are muggier and more natural than 4AD. Which I like.

I know, right?, Sunday, 17 August 2008 13:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Like, it's not as ethereal as the Cocteau Twins, it's not as wispy and echoey.

I know, right?, Sunday, 17 August 2008 13:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like how plainsung it is too, title song is kind of beautiful and the relationship between her voice and that snare/handclap, the way her vocals are just limp enough to drape over the occasional jolt in the arrangement.

I know, right?, Sunday, 17 August 2008 13:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

I concur, this is much better than I expected. Sitek did it up right.

And no, you may not dare

Cookie Mountain>>>this record.

kwhitehead, Monday, 18 August 2008 22:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

This album is so addictive.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love the hivemind mentality that dead, tuneless singing is totes awes when it's on an Italians Do It Better 12" by Farah, but an affront to music when it's from OMG FAMOUS ACTRESS

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

right.

anyway it didn't sound dead and tuneless to me, more alive and purposeful.

i need to hear this in full though.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like how plainsung it is too, title song is kind of beautiful and the relationship between her voice and that snare/handclap, the way her vocals are just limp enough to drape over the occasional jolt in the arrangement.

― I know, right?, Sunday, August 17, 2008 9:47 AM (3 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this is good

Surmounter, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow, i dunno Whiney; I couldn't listen to this more than twice.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was on listen 4 I think today

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

heh i'd strip this bitch down if u know wut i'm saijin

ಥ﹏ಥ (cankles), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 20:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Go on and take a swig of that poison and like it

"alpha dog" (Tape Store), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

, baby

"alpha dog" (Tape Store), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've encountered Whiney on numerous message boards and he is one of the absolute worst cases of "I listen to mainstream horseshit in a thinly-veiled attempt to separate myself from you Pitchfork-listeners" there is. I encountered a bunch of these dudes back when Britney Spears' "Toxic" came out.

Reatards Unite, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 21:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey i'll take that over "i listen to (mainstream) Pitchfork indieshit in a thinly-veiled attempt to separate myself from you Brit-bots"

any day.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 21:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

does this count as mainstream horseshit though? horseshit surely (IMHO!!!) but I didn't know it was that successful otherwise

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 21:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've encountered Whiney on numerous message boards and he is one of the absolute worst cases of "I listen to mainstream horseshit in a thinly-veiled attempt to separate myself from you Pitchfork-listeners" there is. I encountered a bunch of these dudes back when Britney Spears' "Toxic" came out.

― Reatards Unite, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:47 PM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Pitchfork-endorsed albums that came out this year that I'll totally rep for: Gang Gang Dance, Jay Reatard, Marnie Stern, TV On The Radio, Fuck Buttons, Lindstrom, Harvey Milk, Vivian Girls.

Cute try, though.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 22:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

I encountered a bunch of these dudes back when Britney Spears' "Toxic" came out

these dudes = the entirety of old ilm?

some know what you dude last summer (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 22:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

r.i.p.

creator of 2008's most successful meme (velko), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

This album is so addictive.

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:41 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i'm not a ★, somebody lied (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Scarlett Johansson gets "all stripped down"

markers, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:28 (six years ago) Permalink

prescient

markers, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:29 (six years ago) Permalink

this was like way ahead of the curve on shit like The xx and Zola Jesus and Anika.

still smh @ everyone for missing the point on this one

i'm not a ★, somebody lied (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:29 (six years ago) Permalink

I like this album, couldn't give a toss about TV on the radio

can men eat harmony? (admrl), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:31 (six years ago) Permalink

lol, never forget

I've encountered Whiney on numerous message boards and he is one of the absolute worst cases of "I listen to mainstream horseshit in a thinly-veiled attempt to separate myself from you Pitchfork-listeners" there is. I encountered a bunch of these dudes back when Britney Spears' "Toxic" came out.

― Reatards Unite, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:47 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i'm not a ★, somebody lied (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:33 (six years ago) Permalink

I separate myself from those pitchfork listeners by not listening to pitchfork.

Mark G, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 09:30 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

a very unusual but beautiful album, "Falling Down" always gets me

niels, Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Bowie's backing vocals on Fannin Street are so touching

niels, Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:49 (four months ago) Permalink

I think it’s a mixed bag but falling down is great

Depressed and impressed (Ross), Sunday, 13 May 2018 22:16 (four months ago) Permalink

This thread really has something for everyone

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 13 May 2018 22:29 (four months ago) Permalink

agree it's a mixed bag, not a great album in any traditional sense

but like Lulu I think ultimately it succeeds as a weird but also weirdly moving, weirdly awesome album

niels, Monday, 14 May 2018 06:05 (four months ago) Permalink

there are much worse Scarlett Johansson threads on this board

niels, Monday, 14 May 2018 06:06 (four months ago) Permalink

"Falling Down" is good. I feel like she should be collaborating with Italians Do It Better folks instead of Pete Yawn

Simon H., Monday, 14 May 2018 12:44 (four months ago) Permalink


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