J. Dan Posted November 27, 2018 Share Posted November 27, 2018 I know, for somebody who doesn't like putting things in a box with a label, I've had an increasing number of these "what would you call this" and "where can I find more of this" type threads. Maybe because I struggle with labels, but at the same time, I like to try to identify exactly what elements of certain styles attract me to them - even though they may stretch across genres and time. So forget about the artists and what other things they may have done, focus strictly on THIS specific set of songs - ignoring who they are by, when they came out, what other works may have been done by the artist, etc. Elvis Costello - Pump it Up [video:youtube]3KI9eN-AY1s The Humans - I Live in the City [video:youtube]oHFzrQodS1M The Police - Next to You [video:youtube]YGbnSW5VPlc Missing Persons - Walking in LA [video:youtube]R_UpLtGEWoY The Cars - You're All I've Got Tonight [video:youtube]_YbqNaXbmTs The Kings - This Beat Goes On/Switchin to Glide [video:youtube]sxkjvKBPQjo Now, I understand that all of the ones I've selected are late 70s through early 80s. But there's a different quality, maybe punk, maybe west coast - surf even? not sure how to define it. There's kind of an upbeat energy to it and an attitude. What elements would you say bind things songs if you had to describe the style without giving examples? Quote Dan Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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