Before sessions began, Partridge envisioned the album as "a very simple, banal-sounding record" with more basic arrangements than the final product: "it got lost in translation a little and came out rather multi-layered - in fact, very dense. We just got swept along with the enthusiasm. Partridge likened it to "several songs happening at once. It's musical masturbation Lyrically, several of the songs focus on parent-child relationships in addition to the state of world affairs.
There might seem to be a conflict here—mixing the proper note of disdain I WIll Wait For You - Andy Williams - The Best Of Andy Williams Vol.
1 the proper note of forbearance—but it's a contradiction that comes with the territory, falling squarely in the Lennonist tradition of the misanthrope who rises imperfectly above his natural predilection and espouses universal love. Partridge's confusion of feeling seems like another homage to the Sixties. If people see only some Beatles, it is because they want to search only for some Fab Four.
Colin Moulding remembered, "it was about to come to a head, and that was the worrying thing If we hadn't had a relatively successful record with Oranges and Lemons at that time, we would have been in deep shite". Mister joining the group as session drummer.
Fox was determined to ive Got You - Gayle Ritt - Naked Tunes the group with more patience than Rundgren had for Skylarking. He was really very committed to being one of the band".
Mastelotto said "Andy loved it so much that it turned out to be almost on the entire record. One of the recurring in-jokes during the sessions was a spin-the-wheel dial used for determining takes.
The wheel's labels were "Great — best take ever", "better than the Beatles", "pretty good", "okay", "not so good", "possibly acceptable", "pretty bad", "weak", "horrible", "dreadful", and "the worst shit I'd ever heard". But he was gone, like, an hour. We were sitting there, going, "Shit, do we move ahead? These Days - Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 106 October 2002 can't move ahead -- he hasn't signed off on it yet.
He'd also made braids and stuck them here [motions to shoulders], and a riding crop, and he came back into the studio, after all this time, and goes [cod Nazi voice], "Ze Colonel is ready! Ze Colonel vill decide now vot is the take! Dave Gregory, in his words, took credit for "quite a lot [of] the arrangements and the overdubs". Moulding used primarily a Wal bass with a Fender P-Bass as backup. Fox, who had a background as a session keyboardist, supplied the group with numerous digital and analogue synthesizers mainly an Emulator III and a Roland Super Jupiter.
A variety of drum machines were also used and mixed in tandem with Mastelotto's live drumming. The group also frequently used the "warp" feature of an Akai sampler to bend percussion notes. Many details, such as different hi-hat These Days - Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 106 October 2002were not chosen until the mixing stages—when it was decided to include all of them. But it was a case of, you just left everything in the mix to perhaps weed out later, but didn't in fact weed out.
But, that's okay -- it was fine for us at the time". I had to get back to England to calm myself down. Partridge refused to answer whether the lyric "can't all think like Chekov" refers to the Star Trek character Pavel ChekovThese Days - Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 106 October 2002 the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.
Unlike many other XTC songs, he instructed a specific bass part to Moulding: "Colin had to work very hard to get that bass line. It's very precise. It took me a long time to work it out, because I wanted to get into the J. Bach mode of each note being the perfect counterpoint to where the chords are and No Sympathy - Peter Tosh - Legalize It the melody is.
The bass is the third part in the puzzle. He stated, however, that the ending was a "slight tip of the hat" to the Beatles' " Good Day Sunshine " Moulding credited Partridge with the "bell-like" counterpoint melody, and recalled that the backwards effect These Days - Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 106 October 2002 the guitar may have been accidental.
Virgin earmarked the song as potentially the album's lead single and commissioned a number of remixes for the song. Moulding said he had no input on these alternate versions and remembered that they "really stretched the budget to the limit". The song initially began as a " Madonna feel -- kind of a rock beat, very tight-sounding" until they later did "a few more takes of [the song], completely live -- the opposite of what we'd done earlier".
And something that sounds like a vacuum cleaner starting up is an electronic cymbal set to 'ascend,' and there's also a sample of a tabla playing along. Its bass riff evoked Untitled - Hair Stylistics - The Rape Dojo him the feeling of a rocking boat  and it is one of the few songs on the album that was cut These Days - Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 106 October 2002 without a click track.
It was written as an outlet for his longtime fascination with the word "straw". The lyrics are about mankind's value of "trash above worthwhile things. We're still shaped like human beings, but there's no thought process going on. It could be Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison or something. Moulding's bass was outfitted with a faulty mute, resulting in a " sitar bass" effect. He said that the guitar line has some similarities with the Beatles' " Hello Goodbye "Eastern Promise - Dario G - In Full Colour, the decision to place a baroque trumpet solo was not a reference to the group.
Gregory and Fox envisioned the song as a single. The lyrics are about "if there was a Jesus, if there was a Buddha, if there was a whatever great holy leader you'd like to name, there's nothing supernatural about them. They are merely men. I think it had more to These Days - Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 106 October 2002 with the melancholy nature of the chords. Sometimes you play something and these sentiments descend on you. No more than these ants can communicate. I thought, 'He's had some good decisions as we've gone along so far—maybe he's right!
The end of the song includes the voices of the band members, Fox, and guests who visited the session that day, who may have included River Phoenix, Chris Squire, or journalist Neville Farmer. We got to that point on the album and I had to leave the room: 'Hm! Is that the baby crying? I'll just go and have a look'.
The first of the two you see, prevents seeing the other one. He Gaudeamus Igitur - Nini Rosso - Eine Kleine Weinkarte "Show business is all fake. Being a father is not fake, and the hills around [my home] are not fake.
The lyric imagery came afterward, since he associated the sounds of organs with dreams. He acknowledged that the song bears a resemblance to the Beach Boys and decided to pay homage to their song " Wind Chimes " by including the use of wind chimes.
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