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a song for G

Postby naughty boy » 26 Jul 2018, 21:22



What do you reckon, G?
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Re: a song for G

Postby TG » 26 Jul 2018, 21:39

You didn’t ask me but I'll answer anyway. I got as far as “accosted by a barker playing his flute toot toot toot toot.” He may be the laziest, occasionally great songwriter that ever lived. Christ in heaven. Hit the bong again, Paul.
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Re: a song for G

Postby The Modernist » 26 Jul 2018, 22:56

Blimey, I wasn't expecting that! You must have exhausted your supply of jazz funk. ;)

I remember this coming out and in my memory it's a chirpy little number. Listening to it again I'd forgotten the verse sections which are sadder and more autumnal than I remembered. Overall it feels a little slight to me, lots of pretty melodic bits that don't really cohere in any impactful way. It's okay, but not something I really need to hear. 5/10.

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Re: a song for G

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 26 Jul 2018, 23:11

I think it stops just short of being brilliant. But the “toot toot” choice is so bad that it almost cancels out all of obvious virtues on display.
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Re: a song for G

Postby BARON CORNY DOG » 27 Jul 2018, 01:22

I love it, but it is most assuredly better heard than seen.
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Re: a song for G

Postby Moleskin » 27 Jul 2018, 13:20

It's surprisingly good.
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Re: a song for G

Postby Bent Fabric » 27 Jul 2018, 13:27

I like it just fine (mostly for sort of "ear candy" reasons - the electric piano sound, shit like that), but it isn't the sort of song I'd ever get an uncontrollable urge to hear.

Baron's right - I was a far happier person before I saw the promotional clip.

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 27 Jul 2018, 16:50

I hate videos with the wrong aspect ratio!
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Re: a song for G

Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jul 2018, 19:05

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:I think it stops just short of being brilliant.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: a song for G

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 27 Jul 2018, 19:26

Diamond Dog wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:I think it stops just short of being brilliant.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes, just short.


Yeah...just short.

I’m honestly not sure what you find so funny about that. Just listen to the intro. Even before any vocals come in it is already full of invention.

You can hear shades of the guy who wrote Penny Lane and Martha My Dear in this song. I wouldn’t put it up with those songs, but there is some of that DNA coursing through this one.
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Re: a song for G

Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jul 2018, 19:32

I'm laughing at the fact that you've just doubled down on the hype.... predictably.

Seriously - what is the matter with you people?

It's an awful cloying melancholy sentimental tune, pumped full with his customary cul-de-sac's and promises-not-kept. Absolutely typical of his work when he has a dozen half ideas that he can't really connect, so just sticks then in willy nilly hoping to impress his acolytes. Clearly it works still.

And lyrically - fuck me. "Toot Toot".."Rozzer"... fuck's sake.
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Re: a song for G

Postby naughty boy » 27 Jul 2018, 19:33

It's great.
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Re: a song for G

Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jul 2018, 19:35

I rest my case.

Had it been this... I may have understood the lavish praise.



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Re: a song for G

Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Jul 2018, 19:49

I'm somewhere between this:

TG wrote:You didn’t ask me but I'll answer anyway. I got as far as “accosted by a barker playing his flute toot toot toot toot.” He may be the laziest, occasionally great songwriter that ever lived. Christ in heaven. Hit the bong again, Paul.


And this:

Bent Fabric wrote:I like it just fine (mostly for sort of "ear candy" reasons - the electric piano sound, shit like that), but it isn't the sort of song I'd ever get an uncontrollable urge to hear.


There's some nice 'framing' but ultimately there's not much there there. There are seconds here and there that sound just lovely and might fool you into thinking there's melodic and harmonic skill afoot, and indeed - like Clapton playing blues licks that stuff is a walk in the park for him - but as usual he's let down by lazy writing - particularly lyrically.
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Re: a song for G

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 27 Jul 2018, 20:05

WTF.

“might fool you into thinking there’s melodic and harmonic skill afoot”

“pumped full with his customary cul-de-sac's and promises-not-kept”

What a charlatan that Paul McCartney is! Pretending to have any skill at writing pop melodies!
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Re: a song for G

Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jul 2018, 20:09

It doesn't get him a free pass to churn out any old shite, for life.

Well not with me, it doesn't.
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Re: a song for G

Postby The Modernist » 27 Jul 2018, 20:27

I can see where Davey's coming from to be fair, it's very much in that Abbey Road symphonic style of writing - there's a lot going on there. Perhaps if he'd worked a bit harder on the lyric it would carry more substance. I don't usually care too much about lyrics, but here they actively detract.

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Re: a song for G

Postby The Modernist » 27 Jul 2018, 20:30

Diamond Dog wrote:I rest my case.

Had it been this... I may have understood the lavish praise.



Different ball game.


I definitely prefer 'London Town' to that.

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Re: a song for G

Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jul 2018, 20:34

Everyone's gone mad.
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Re: a song for G

Postby naughty boy » 27 Jul 2018, 20:42

The Modernist wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:I rest my case.

Had it been this... I may have understood the lavish praise.



Different ball game.


I definitely prefer 'London Town' to that.


As anyone with any taste would.
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