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Wed Jul 14 23:08:53 CDT 2004
>I'm not complaining. I'm making an observation.
>>that Pete's recent songwriting isn't spiritual or uplifting?
>Not spritual, I'd say. Uplifting, certainly.
So your observation is that Pete's writing is still uplifting, but no longer
>>When did this start to happen?
>It's not a definite date, but things started to slide after Quad. And
>probably over by It's Hard or Iron Man.
Well, I dunno. It's hard to know when he actually wrote particular songs,
but I REALLY love three of his songs on IT'S HARD. There are also a couple
that annoy me, which is unfortunate, and therefore reduce the time this
album stays in my cd player. I'm surprised that you don't feel "Eminence
Front," "One Life's Enough" and "A Man is a Man" have a strongly spiritual
quality. If anything, I'd say they opposite of what you've said, that
they're spiritual, but not especially uplifting. It's the beginning of
Pete's cynical period, which he continues with a vengance in PSYCHODERELICT.
There are parts of PD that have a strongly spiritual quality, too, but
it's all bite and yearning.
I'll have to skip over IRON MAN, as I can't judge it well. It's based on
someone else's story, for one thing, and Pete doesn't sing it for another.
>>Is it just the most recent two that yout think are unsuitable?
>I don't know about "unsuitable," but in the grand Who scheme of things,
>they're rather ordinary.
I dunno. I haven't connected with ORW, but RGLB resonates with !!!UNIVERSAL
TRUTH!!!. All kinds of people see them selves in it. From the iTunes
file, I didn't like the production, but in the right setting, it could be a
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