Thursday, April 3, 2008

SHE'S GONE


Listen to SHE'S GONE by Hall & Oates.

We're fair and balanced here, so today we present you a counterexample to the thesis that all pop songs should be under three-and-a-half minutes. Most of you know She's Gone by Hall & Oates. Let me clarify: most of you know the 3:28 version of She's Gone, and frankly, it's awful. Not because the song is bad--the song is brilliant--but whoever edited down the 5:17 LP version (posted here today) down to the 3:28 radio edit should have their monkey license revoked. (But whoever directed this video should be given it back.)

I won't bother posting the radio edit here, but it's a real Frankenstein's monster. There's a brutal edit at the fifty second mark, the sax solo is strangled, the tempo changes abruptly because it doesn't have a chance to breathe.

The LP version, by contrast, eases you into it, and has a much more honest, organic feel to it.

Photo: Merritt Parkway (4).

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6 comments:

soonergooner said...

Hope this song doesn't reflect your feelings bout our champions league chances.
Today, Buster extends greetings on a BIG B-DAY for a dog lady.

Penny said...

Thank you for the birthday greetings!! WHO KNEW fify would be so non terrifying???

Bill said...

SG--Nah, I had this song ready to go well before the match yesterday. I don't think she's gone yet but our boys haven't got much margin for error left do they? (Nice hyperlink btw!)

soonergooner said...

Been there, done that...

soonergooner said...

Been there, done that...

soonergooner said...

Oops, dreaded double post..