To paraphrase the great Dr Emmet Brown, “Words? Where we’re going, we don’t need words” as this week we delve deep into instrumental music.
Lyrics, as every historian of music down the pub will tell you, are a relatively new invention – they were first trialled by The Police in 1980 with their masterpiece “De Do Do Do, Dah Dah Dah” and arguably perfected by American Beat-Combo Crash Test Dummies’ wordy 1993 hit “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”. Since the golden age of modern pop lyrics lasted a scant 13 years, we have therefore much ground to cover as we traverse material from before Beethoven’s big comeback to album work all the way up to music contemporary with Paul Weller’s fourth (and to date final) haircut.
In this week’s episode Tim finally identifies the cause of Jazz’s superfluous notes, Bill invents the Drunken-Style of playlist criticism and Carl comes to realise some hard truths regarding his opinions about Post-Rock.
This Week’s Playlists:
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