Friday, February 13, 2009

Really Tho

The Clash was very good at creating, in my opinion, successful songs. Mind blowing? Infrequently. They excel at outlining the modest aims of their song and then achieving those modest aims with panache and raditude. Por ejemplo: Train in Vain. Problem: you said you would stand by me, you did not in fact stand by me. Secondary problem: I am still into you. Solution: Write a song outlining the problem as well as speculating the root cause of said problem (the inconstancy of women? lyin?), using the most elementary rhyming structure available in the English language, three chords, and a harmonica. Mission accomplished. 

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