Monday, December 13, 2004

Perfect Pop

(Three quick ones)

3. "Right Back Where We Started From," Maxine Nightingale (1976)
For the chugging baritone saxophone in the background all Motown-like. Supposedly, this is a disco song, but how many other disco hits swing like this?
4. "New Mistake," Jellyfish (1993)
For having a guitar solo with a completely different melody and chords than the rest of the song.
5. "It's Money That Matters," Randy Newman (1988)
For being really relevant. Also, one of the few Newman '80s songs that works because it's so glossy. The Mark Knopfler guitar, mechanical drums and sports-crowd chorus make this song hurt. They help Newman's snarky cracks about failed, floundering radicals sound as mournful as they do. Because he means it, man.


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