Tedster Posted May 2, 2001 Share Posted May 2, 2001 I thought I'd start a new thread with this... Craig wrote: >>>For me, I go with the after inspiration comes the discipline required to edit, fix, and improve. The biggest problem, as we all know, is knowing when to STOP MESSING WITH THE TUNE. You don't want to be like white bread and refine out all the good stuff. >>>Sometimes errors work, and sometimes they're the catchiest elements of a composition. And sometimes they don't. How about a list of familiar "hits" with sections that don't work...but got radio airplay anyway... I'll give an example from the 80s pop charts...Lionel Richie "Say You, Say Me"...it's sort of a slow, "trying to be inspirational" ballad. All of a sudden, not really a bridge, the whole song jumps up in tempo without any logical segue, goes in to this fast brass arrangement, and for no equally good reason, slows back down. This part of the song IMHO doesn't fit at all, and if I'd been the dude in charge, I would have snipped it out. Of course, it always helped in the 80s to have a name like Lionel Richie. Any other obvious "warts on the rear end" of familiar tunes? "Cisco Kid, was a friend of mine" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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