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Re: Nonsense lyrics

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Aug 2017, 5:36pm

eumaas wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:23pm
Flex wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:16pm
eumaas wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:06pm
Hoy was a Skrewdriver fan for two years.
"Man, loved that gritty sound when they reformed in '84" - Hoy
he writes a paragraph about snare drum techniques
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Re: Nonsense lyrics

Post by Inder » 16 Aug 2017, 6:02pm

Kory wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 4:08pm
So then why all the criticism of Strummer?
Most of the criticism I've read accuses his lyrics of being obscure, unfocussed and lacking the coherence of his Clash work — and that they're not "about" anything.

While there are more than a few clunkers (like that Robocop line in Gangsterville), I think they're still pretty effective and evocative, though in a different way than his 76-85 work. And he still has more straightforward corkers like Burning Lights or X-Ray Style.

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Re: Nonsense lyrics

Post by matedog » 16 Aug 2017, 6:06pm

eumaas wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:23pm
Flex wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:16pm
eumaas wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:06pm
Hoy was a Skrewdriver fan for two years.
"Man, loved that gritty sound when they reformed in '84" - Hoy
he writes a paragraph about snare drum techniques
Good dynamics too.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Nonsense lyrics

Post by Heston » 16 Aug 2017, 6:16pm

matedog wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 6:06pm
eumaas wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:23pm
Flex wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:16pm
eumaas wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 5:06pm
Hoy was a Skrewdriver fan for two years.
"Man, loved that gritty sound when they reformed in '84" - Hoy
he writes a paragraph about snare drum techniques
Good dynamics too.
that drum fill is savage

Yes, I will always cherish your expert analysis of "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" by Billy Joel.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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