Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Beatles - "Don't Bother Me" (1963)

The rhythm guitar is really nice on this - perhaps a bit of a precursor to the rhythm part on "I Feel Fine."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Klaatu - "Dear Christine" (1978)

Simplicity emerging out of progressivism, not as a retro style but as structural pristinity.

With only two verses, this song's nearly four minute duration comes primarily from repetitions of its beautiful chorus.

The entire Klaatu catalog (CDs, LP, and mp3s) on

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Paley Brothers - "Too Good to Be True" (1978)

Here, it's the guitars that turn a fairly simple power pop song into a bit of a tour de force. Really unique and pleasant mixture of parts and tones, right through to the closing.

"Too Good to Be True" on Lala.