Davey the Fat Boy wrote:If you go back over this thread there are a lot of dismissals of Helpless on the basis of its perceived lack of sophistication.
I think you're wrong there. It's not its simplicity but its lack of ... I'm not sure how to call it, let's say emotional hook. I guess most of us would rate Helpless below Bo Didley's Who Do You Love, which, in spite of being a single chord song, somehow manages to hold the interest of the listener.
About LoM, just the tiny bit of piano that goes between Oh man, look at those cavemen go and It's the freakiest show has more to give than the the full 3:30 of NY dirge.