This one must have been Robert's nightmare to sing live, never ever played before, let alone the lyrics! He did well, though, on Reflections. One thing that 3IB has is the few three-string notes verse1-verse2-chorus-verse1-verse2-chorus-bridge and again structure which as far as I remember wouldn't be used again until A night like this (which, of course, is an original idea from this era, no wonder, then). Quickly scanning my brain in search for other similar songs... can't think of any. I mean, chords as in accuracy, object, it's not you, I'm cold, I just need myself, Pillbox tales, etc... Ramones style in a nutshell.
Post by nausearockpig on Feb 18, 2017 23:57:43 GMT 1
From memory...... It wasn't so much a conscious idea to do so, rather it was borne from Robert's inability to write any lyrics to the song. He was drunk in the studio one night and just decided, out of frustration to read the back of that sugar packet and be done with it.
I believe he recorded the vocals whilst in the same stupor.
I would guess that it was a sugar in the studio for the musos to add to tea and coffee.
So you're in a band, recording your first album in the studio. One song you're not quite thrilled with... you angrily improvise something random. But 35 years later you might have to reproduce it for an adoring audience. A cautionary tale.
It would be so perfect if you would just fall out the window
It´s my favorite song on the album except for "10:15 Saturday Night" "Accuracy" "Grinding Halt" "Another Day" "Object" "Subway Song" "Foxy Lady" "Meathook" "Fire in Cairo" "It's Not You" "Three Imaginary Boys" and "The Weedy Burton"
Well, just kidding. It´s really my favorite right after Another Day and Three Imaginary Boys.