Monday, June 27, 2011

Keep An Eye On Summer

"Keep An Eye On Summer" by The Beach Boys manages, amazingly, to cram four key changes into a 2:25 song: Gb to Bb to Db, (moving up the Gb major triad) BACK to Gb, and finally finishing in G. If this wasn't enough to prove the work superior to lesser songs with standard I-vi-ii-V chord progressions, couple this insane structure with the rich, incredibly complex vocal harmony arrangement and it's easy to understand what made Brian Wilson such an effing genius.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Out in the Fields

Nifty modulation propelled by the synth part.
One of the Rambo movies totally should have used this tune. I'm a huge Thin Lizzy/Phil Lynott fan, and loved Gary Moore's work with them. This is good for what it is. Was really sad about Moore's recent passing. One of the best

-Kevin Jones

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon

The Moody Blues change keys when they get funky.

Monday, June 6, 2011

On Broadway

The Drifters are such an underrated group.
Half step between each verse.