The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69884 Message #1191939
Posted By: M.Ted
23-May-04 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Day after Day It's Slippin' Away (Shango)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: anyone remember this '60s hit?
I am with you on the singing business, Blackcatter--all the live singers do that "Diva" thing, and all the recordings are pitch-corrected and electronically harmonized so that the melodies are undistinguishable--
robomatic--I think I would call that subject rather than theme, image might even be better--I am wary of the word unique, but I think I kind of generally disagree with you--there are a lot of particularly American themes and subjects, because American culture trades on "uniquely American experiences"--cattle drives, long lonesome highways, boom and bust, elusive dreams, cars, the hop, drive-ins, Chicago, California, New York in June, rolling down the Mississippi, anything to do with banjoes, surfin' at Malibu, shootings, showdowns, and taking a job and shoving it--all this kind of stuff really only appears, or has meaning, in American songs--