I meant this section -That's The Great Unknown, not WTRRD
Oh, my fault!I meant this section -
There’s no use in hiding
Got to keep on trying
Can’t take no more lying
This is the last
There’s no time for crying
When some of us are dying
None of us decide what is our fate
Not a fan of the vocals here really.
I understand your qualms with the vocals, but I really don't get the "muppet drums" vibe. Yeah, it's a fast double time beat, but it's got more of an "Aces High"/"Man on the Edge" thing going for it- lots of syncopation and bass drum work. Unlike DLTTEOAS, which is so simple it sounds like a PolkaThis is certainly either the worst either the one but worst song for me, from this album. And it also sits very low in the entire catalogue.
I find the vocals hard to bear and the chorus monotone: its weakness comes across after a few repetitions. In the last rounds, Nicko's loud slamming on his ride cymbal does not sit well (irritatingly dominant). I am not particularly fond of Dave's solo. I've started to like Adrian's solo more now!
The instrumental part reminds me of Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger, including Muppet drums (even worse). Overall not the most imaginative song they've done (understatement).
Yes, but he isn't just playing the bass drum on 1 and 3 and nothing else like he is in Don't Look... that's what gives it the Polka feel.In the fast part, he leaves out so many bassdrums (lots of measures without bass drums even) that it sounds... as if he can't play fast anymore. Just handwork, too little footwork. This isn't jazz!
Compare with the songs you just mentioned (Aces High, MOTE).
Yep!Yes, but he isn't just playing the bass drum on 1 and 3 and nothing else like he is in Don't Look... that's what gives it the Polka feel.
Maybe we can all agree on one thing about this song: the vocals in the intro are not very good!