Is it just me?

L. Bird pkeets at
Tue Jun 29 22:09:55 CDT 2004

>I actually like Roger's performance, too.  I just don't think it matches 
>the music.  Would you like the song better if the music were louder?

Well, I'm disappointed that nobody wrote a rebuttal to this, or went to the 
trouble to obsessively compare RGLB with something by Maroon 5 note for 
note. :)  I was hoping for discussion, or argument, or whatever, but I guess 
everybody likes it the way it is.  So, I tried an experiment...

I played RGLB today for a girlfirend who is 23 and kind of into the local 
music scene (plays percussion) and asked her to critique it by today's 
standards.  She thought the vocals kind of overpower the music--and this 
without any hints from me.  Aha.  ;)

She did nail it as The Who, BTW, and not because she recognized Roger's 
voice, which is kind of interesting.  I thought this didn't sound like 
anything they've ever done before (change in style, different bass), but she 
said they have a recognizable falling three chord cadence that tags the 
music.  Presumably this is Pete's compositions, which are most often heard.  
Anybody else notice this?


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