Tag Archives: “She Loves You”

Am I Early? XTC, “Earn Enough For Us” (1986)

You can’t always assume you’ll be welcome if you arrive earlier than expected. In music, at least, there are some generally good ways to grab your audience by showing up early, some of which have been discussed on this site: … Continue reading

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Killer Trochees: The Temptations, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” (1966)

“Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” is a major hook mystery. How can a song so great be so monotonous? Well, of course it’s not monotonous at all; it more than makes up for its lack of melodic and harmonic variety … Continue reading

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The Greatest “Yeah, Yeah”: The Clash, “Clash City Rockers” (1978)

For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments’ sake. —Walter Pater[1] The point of concentrating on hooks in music is to glory in … Continue reading

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