Phil Collins “I Missed Again,” 1980 | The Song That Changed Everything?

On his first album, Face Value, people had no problem accepting Phil as lead drummer on the still heard-everyplace song that defines anticipation: In The Air Tonight, 94 3/5 beats per minute. Here was a new sound, a stripped down American sound featuring a horn section borrowed from Earth, Wind and Fire.

On his first album, Face Value, people had no problem accepting Phil as lead drummer on the still heard-everyplace song that defines anticipation: In The Air Tonight, 94 3/5 beats per minute. Here was a new sound, a stripped down American sound featuring a horn section borrowed from Earth, Wind and Fire.

This song isn’t one of the highest selling in Phil’s catalogue, but it was the song that changed everything: either people were  going to accept Phil Collins playing shorter,simpler, more rhythmically American, in particular Motown Records as well as Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Bill Withers and the Stax and southern Motown  groove type songs.

“We Don’t Need No Thought Control” – Another Brick In The Wall, the Best Music to Movie Move Ever

Johnny Cash said it best, “If people knew I was listening to this Pink Floyd, well, they’d figure it was a publicity stunt. So I kept it to myself. Thing is where they and I are the same is standing up for what is morally right, and if it’s part of the system, great, if not, all I’m saying is, maybe we should look at a different way to do this.”

The Wall by Pink Floyd took U.K. music to the end of the earth and beyond culture by absolute storm in the late 1970s.

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PInk-Floyd-Another-Brick-In-the-Wall-Part-2

“In Roger Waters’ most famous song, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, the teenagers of that time found a voice in: realizing we had no voice,” opined [personal]. In the suffering of Bob Geldoff, who played the protagonist in the film, we feel the helpless of being born into a world where culture has already driven society so mad you are literally born onto a car racing off a cliff. No one captured that better than Floyd” said Jim Jobim, former roadie for the band.  “What blew me away were the stars in sunglasses with back stage passes back then – people like Dan Rather, regular, if you can call them that, famous people who we let in on the basis of their fame. The Don’t say a word rule is still on effect. Of course Dan Rather never saw Pink Floyd – to my knowledge. Just saying, that kind of unexpected celebrity wanting to know what this new Wall was about.

“our Generation was called X because we stood for nothing at all because as the Floyd video shows, we were cogs in a machine. Never has anything been as artistically relevant, video-music wise, as Pink Floyd’s Brick. Not their *best* song, but their most powerful, the one they are known for more than any.”

Johnny Cash said it best, “If people knew I was listening to this Pink Floyd, well, they’d figure it was a publicity stunt. So I kept it to myself. Thing is where they and I are the same is standing up for what is morally right, and if it’s part of the system, great, if not, all I’m saying is, maybe we should look at a different way to do this.”

 

Average tempo=103 1/2 beats per minute

Average beat=580 ms

proposed Newman Tempo scale category=Natural, as comfortable.

 

/N Schneider/

 

Happy Birthday, Ringo Starr! Another Day In The Life Of Ringo, Giving Away His Secret Of His Sound

Happy birthday, Ringo Starr!

Georgia On My MInd-Ray Charles
Georgia On My MInd-Ray Charles

“Ringo was my favorite Beatle” – Ray Charles, 2007

You are a source of inspiration for we drummers who don’t drink, married better wives than ourselves, yet have a lot of fun.

A Day In The Life The Beatles
A Day In The Life The Beatles

This song was easier to measure than I thought it would be. I wish we could all get up and grab smokes again!

Ringo, in interview on Conan, gives away secret->

“The work is in the emotional idea of the song” – Ringo

Springsteen’s Best Live Recording? PROVE IT ALL NIGHT, Passaic, NJ – 1978

The most energetic song I ever heard live by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen was in 1978. The song PROVE IT ALL NIGHT begins with a long piano solo by the professor in a style that can only be called “Roy”.

The band accelerates from there.

Average speed=118.9 beats per minute
average beat=504.6 milliseconds
scale category=victory

Bruce Springsteen- Proiove It All Night
Bruce Springsteen- Prove It All Night

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Most Enthusiastic Song Ever Recorded? Melissa Etheridge, COME TO MY WINDOW

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Just asking.

measurements N Schneider

Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window - measured speed
Melissa Etheridge – Come To My Window tempo measurements