I heard a cover band playing Worst That Could Happen yesterday and forgot how much I love this song. It jumps from C to Eb after the bridge in a really cool transition.
Monday, September 26, 2011
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Monday, September 12, 2011
It's not Dusty Springfield's fault that "Son of a Preacher Man" is maybe the most overplayed soul tune ever. The song happens to be one of the genre's gems: great lead and backing vocal work, clean horns, a hell of a bassline, an amazing drum kit performance (the ride hits at the end of the song are just friggin' dirty), and a key change. Goes up a fourth from Emaj to Amaj.
Monday, September 5, 2011
This 3 minute song that is more of a car commercial than a pop song gains tempo and intensity as it climbs a half step every verse to a climactic end where the Cadillac loses hard. This song is reminiscent of the Gilligan's Island theme song which, contrary to the belief of the Smith Brothers, has no key changes at all. Jimmy...it's in my mother's name.