12-20-2011, 01:04 PM
Great song? One of the more interesting and elaborate SP basslines? I used to think the bassline was mellow but on closer listen it gets pretty wild, and is one of the few SP instances where the bass poignantly sticks its head out to accent the tune.
12-20-2011, 01:16 PM
infinite sadness is not a song.
12-20-2011, 01:18 PM
As I posted I wondered if that would slip by without being noted.
12-20-2011, 02:54 PM
One of the first songs I learned to play on guitar. I like it. Have not played the bass part.
12-20-2011, 03:11 PM
good song. nice. thick. solid. toned. good pix dude.
12-20-2011, 08:57 PM
hah! This is actually one of my favorite songs! I know what you mean about the bass, it's normally just like following the base note of the chord on every song and really boring. But the guitar, bass and strings (mellotron?) all kind of do a subtly different thing but it just sounds very nice together.
I also like that it has some similarity to MCIS piano track, but doesn't match it too closely. I think it's definitely underated and it is a nice compliment to the over all tone of the album.
i've said it before and i'll say it again, there's a bum note in the bass line.
i'm surprised billy let it slip by.
at 2:58 the bass hits an F (instead of the F#) in the descending lick/line (A-B-A G F E D)
the guitar and mellotron are playing chord changes are C G D...
and this line takes place during the D (which is major and has an F# in it)
it's a bum note.
billy, you fucked up the mellon collie vinyl
2+hours of greatness and you mess up the last minute, shame on you.
12-21-2011, 01:51 AM
2:56 sounds a bit flat, it could be the intonation higher up on the neck.
3:23 sounds like a flat note is played twice, maybe purposely.
I wish someone would ask B sometime whether he wrote this line or D'arcy, but I think it's easy money on B.
12-21-2011, 01:59 AM
there's no way d'arcy wrote that. not that it's an impossible thing to write, but there is absolutely zero evidence that she ever tried to be especially creative with a bassline
12-21-2011, 02:03 AM
Maybe she was doing crack for the first time and felt inspired. But yeah...
the intonation is generally loose, but i can excuse that with the mellotron being an instrument very difficult to tune... it's part of the form and often intentional. but at 2:58 (or 2:53 on your rip) it's a whole fret off. bum note.
the "3:23 sounds like a flat note is played twice," i don't hear it. it's all in the right key. (unless you just mean that it's out of tune a bit)
12-21-2011, 02:47 AM
I never noticed that before. Now this song is RUINED FOREVER for me.
12-21-2011, 04:40 AM
I've always found it kind of musical and liked it.