GENESIS : RIDING THE SCREE [THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY, 1974]

…Ένα απίστευτο πραγματάκι του Tony Banks από το The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Πέρα απ’ το “τι παίζει ο άνθρωπος”, αξίζει να προσέξει κανείς το time signature του κομματιού. Είναι στα 9/8. Η “σχέση” με τα καθ’ ημας ιδιώματα επεκτείνεται στην μελωδική αντίληψη του ρεφρέν…

A crazy little thing from Tony Banks coming out of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album. Apart from what the man himself plays, it’s fun checking out the song’s time signature. It’s on 9/8. The “relation” with Greek idioms is extended on the refrain’s melodic mentality…

Struggling down the slope,
There’s not much hope.
I begin to try to ride the scree
But the rocks are tumbling all around me.If I want John alive,
I’ve got to ditch my fear – take a dive
While I’ve still got my drive to survive.

Evel Knievel you got nothing on me.
Here I go!

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  1. trentpmcd November 17, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Great song from a great album – I literally just got (for my birthday) a t-shirt with that picture from the album cover on it…

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    1. Oannes November 17, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      Happy birthday!
      This is one of those coincidences which may not be coincidences… Amazing anyway!

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      1. trentpmcd November 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm

        Thanks. Not as big of a coincidence as it may seem since I exaggerated – I got the t-shirt a couple of weeks ago, but since I still wear 20 year old t-shirts… The Prophet Rev2 was my birthday present to myself 😉

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        1. Oannes November 17, 2020 at 8:30 pm

          You sure know how to bring joy to someone’s birthday!

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          1. trentpmcd November 18, 2020 at 2:07 am

            Yes, I just wish all birthdays could be as good as this one!

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