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Layered Storytelling in Music

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Sep 14, 2017.


Which song tells the best story?

  1. Esther (Phish)

    2 vote(s)
  2. Paradise by the Dashboard Light (Meat Loaf)

    3 vote(s)
  3. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (Billy Joel)

    3 vote(s)
  4. Other

    8 vote(s)
  1. QYFW

    QYFW Well-Known Member

    In the non-fiction subset of story songs, this is a favorite:

  2. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Out of the three choices presented, clearly Meatloaf.

    I have no idea what that first thing was.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Listen to the second version of it that I posted. Close your eyes and listen to the music and lyrics.
  4. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Wil have more to say later, but in the meantime, I thought you guys would enjoy this. I don't even really like Radiohead (they're fine) but this was really interesting.

    The secret rhythm in Radiohead’s "Videotape"
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    This is in the pantheon as well.

  6. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Arlo Guthrie with Alice's Restaurant gets the Thanksgiving Award.

  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Worst fucking song in the history of the world.
  8. QYFW

    QYFW Well-Known Member

    All right. Now it's getting interesting.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  10. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

  11. QYFW

    QYFW Well-Known Member

    The ketchup of musical storytelling.
    SpeedTchr likes this.
  12. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    It has a nice beat and I can dance to it.

    I've never done drugs, so I have no idea what people see in long, drawn-out songs.
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