Sunday, August 28, 2005

rock school 1

Sebadoh- Weird

How to write a great dynamic rock song.

For a start I know very little about Sebadoh. I know they are an American band of the alternative variety and their singer is Lou Barlow....yes? To me this song is a masterclass in how to arrange a great sounding, dynamic rock song. Everything here sounds right. The distorted bass, the succinct drum fills, the layers of clean and fuzzy guitars and the way the vocals float over the whole melodic mess.

I love the way the tambourine motors the second verse and very economical solo section. The drop out sections and the build-up to the final instrumental verse. It's all there, the ingredients to make you punch the rewind button to hear it again and again. Pure joy.

Buy Sebadoh- The Sebadoh

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