Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Love - A House Is Not A Motel

Found at skreemr.org

This song has wheels. Or its on wheels. Or something. Everything is on edge, a little off kilter, always sounding like its going to topple forward. The beginning sounds like you're on a jet ski, down beats dipping us right before the crest of the riff, with elliptical drums rolling all over the top. The vocal runs start on an off beat, seeming unfinished even with every successive word. When they end to solo its just as startling. I've talked about momentum with Dylan in a past post, but this song achieves a similar feeling in a much more forceful manner. Dylan surprises us with small, unexpected changes from chorus to chorus, verse to verse. This song surprises us with every beat, subverting our sense of expected resolution, not keeping us on our feet, but moving the ground altogether.

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