|Plaskett, Joel / Three|
|Label:||Songs For The Gang|
|Add Date:||2011-05-14||Pull Date:||2011-07-16|
|Week Ending:||12 Jun||5 Jun||29 May||22 May|
|1.||Mar 14, 2012:||Everyday Commotion |
Deny, Deny, Deny
|4.||May 24, 2011:||Bisous Bijoux |
Precious, Precious, Precious, Rewind, Rewind, Rewind
|2.||Jun 10, 2011:||Wee Animalcules |
Deny, Deny, Deny
|5.||May 16, 2011:||American Beauty |
Every Time You Leave
|3.||Jun 04, 2011:||Everyday Commotion |
You Let Me Down
On the border between pop and alt-country. Interesting mix, really can’t fit it squarely in either pigeonhole. M vocal with F backups that work well together. Loosely around concepts of travelling, and “threes”. Mostly recorded in Nova Scotia, Canada, though one track recorded in Nashville and it was all mixed in Texas!|
+1. Drum machine, warm twangy guitar, mid-fast. Moves along nicely. M vocal with F backing, a little horns in the chorus.
2. A little jaunty but the beat plods. Decent lyrics, M+F harmonies.
+3.Mid tempo. Pop, less country in this one. Lost love without bitterness
+4. Mid tempo folk-pop intro, then the country twinge. Acoustic guitar & fiddle, drums & electric guitar start in the 2nd verse.
+5. ¾ time, lazy tempo. Hint of New Orleans blues and Nilsson mixed in the country twang (don’t get too excited, just a hint). “Wait a minute before you leave, there’ll be some changes baby… let me love you one more time…”
6.More rock, somewhat theatrical vocal delivery, simple piano playing. Repetitive music. Lyrics about being a drifter.
7.Intro is ”pizzicato” guitar and synth whoosh with quiet singing. Goodbye pop, “gone, gone, gone”
8.upbeat pop. Simple looped rhythm & simply riffed guitar. “Wish you were here but you’re not… CDs for sale here at the back of the hall…”. Kinda surprising how it goes for 7 mins since there’s about 2 minutes worth of pop here, but there is a story being told.
+9. Crisp mid-slow rhythm, lone rock. Good alt-country & rock. “You get crushed from a diamond to dirt road dust”. Last 2 mins get more twangy and sounds like a different song.
1.Slow, kinda plodding, though I like the chorus briefly singing “Safe in your arms” in a high register
+2.Folk acoustic guitar, gentle M singing about emigrating to Australia, being alone. Then fiddle, piano, and at the very end, a little pennywhistle. (booklet says bouzouki too but I don’t hear it!)
3. Celtic intro, mid-tempo minor key sad rock.
+4.Slow acoustic guitar arpeggios, then the alt-country picking. Interesting interplay. Reserved. “Hearless, where’d you hide your heart.”
+5.mid-slow pretty, sad pop.
6. Midtempo, strumming and twang, tired.
7.Pretty acousting playing reminiscing of schooldays, growing up, but musically uninteresting. mid-slow
8. Mid-tempo singer/songwriter fare. “Love they never gave me”. Flute/whistles remind me of some 70’s Paul Simon.
+9.Plucked guitar in a banjo-like style & M vocal unplugged. Easy tempo, folk singer/songwriter.
Disc 3. Sunnier than previous two discs.
+1/2. Starts off as a mid-tempo, upbeat coy pop song, mildly critiquing, ends alt-country. I put these together because they are basically the same song in two parts.
+3.Fun fiddle/F backing vocal intro & highlights, celtic-alt-county crossover, mid-fast
4.Mid-tempo singer-songwriter fare with a full band. OK but not memorable
5.mid-slow country. Sounds like my parents AOR radio.
+6.Nice slow acoustic guitar, interesting a-capella chant in the bridge. 2nd half of song is full band alt-country.
7.Acoustic guitar & high-pitched M voice singing, full band joins, mid-slow, lazy, but uninteresting.
+8.fast has bluegrass banjo, toe-tapping
9.FCC: “shit” Epic length. F vocals join M as a lead in the intro but doesn’t last. Music changes a couple time, story interesting, being like your parents, exes, reflections, etc, then a jam session, ode to a party.