3 May 2012
@Emily The bassline is great, of course. It's just the overall vibe of the song that doesn't do it for me and I don't like saxophones. Also, it doesn't go well with the other songs on DSOTM imo.
Ah, yes. To be honest, I do agree with you there. The first time I heard it, I thought it was a song they did a little later, or maybe before, but not for 'DS'. It's probably the lack of Rick's organ, it makes the feel of the song completely different to the rest of the album. I think he was a vital part in creating the PF sound, and 'Money' (I don't think) has that sound that you instantly associate with the group – except that guitar solo, which is unmistakingly a Gilmour solo.
8 November 2012
As I'm still recovering from a bad cold, I returned to In the Pleasure Groove, the autobiography of John Taylor of Duran Duran, my favorite band. He'd released the book right at the time of my Beatles resurgence, so it was put aside after a couple of chapters. I'm really enjoying it, and I think I appreciate it even more from a musical history perspective having read so many Beatles books in the interim.
There are some Beatles references peppered throughout (such as the fact that John went to art school in part inspired by his musical heroes like John Lennon). And there's this bit:
I first listened back to a mix of Rio sitting beside Paul McCartney, who was working in the next-door studio and, at my beckoning, came in to listen to what we were up to. His approval was denoted by a highly satisfying two thumbs up.
We'd become friends with Paul and Linda's daughter Heather. Paul could see the through-line from his old band to ours. On one occasion, we went to see him play in New York. Backstage, he was happy to see us.
"'Ello, lads, what are you doing here? Long way from Birmingham!"
I explained we were in the city to hang out.
"Oh, John and I used to love taking trips like that. Sometimes you have just got to get away and have some fun, get some inspiration."
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