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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. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    We are talking about storytelling and Harry Chapin - and haven't mentioned Cats in the Cradle?

    That's like describing Nolan Ryan's dominance, and never mentioning his fastball.
  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Cats in the Cradle was great storytelling. But so was WOLD, so was Love Song, and so was this. He left us far too early.

    And when we're talking about the Loaf, I've always been rather partial to this.

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    its all about the 1970's... Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town; Night that the Lights went out in Georgia

    Would the 1980s Kink's Come Dancing count?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Either John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, or Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, spun a fantastic story with Me and My Uncle.

    Buck likes this.
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Yep, 'Rift' is another great album. Personal favorite from that one is 'Maze.'
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    True story ... Night the Lights Went Out popped up on the radio last night. And it was the first time I realized she not only killed the wife, she killed the lover that her brother was hung for.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Holiday edition:

    The Waitresses' Christman Wrapping
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    You see little sister don't miss when she aims her gun.
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and I always thought that just referred to her shooting the wife. But ...

    Well, they hung my brother before I could say
    That the tracks he saw while on his way
    To Andy's house, out back, that night were mine.

    She went to shoot Andy, too.
  10. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Ryan had a great fucking curveball.
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    YankeeFan likes this.
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