Genesis : Riding the Scree [The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, 1974] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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…Ένα απίστευτο πραγματάκι του Tony Banks από το The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Πέρα απ’ το “τι παίζει ο άνθρωπος”, αξίζει να προσέξει κανείς το time signature του κομματιού. Είναι στα 9/8. Η “σχέση” με τα καθ’ ημας ιδιώματα επεκτείνεται στην μελωδική αντίληψη του ρεφρέν…

…A crazy little thing from Tony Banks coming out of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album. Apart from what the man himself plays, it’s fun checking out the song’s time signature. It’s on 9/8. The “relation” with Greek idioms is extended on the refrain’s melodic mentality…


❝ Struggling down the slope,
There’s not much hope.
I begin to try to ride the scree
But the rocks are tumbling all around me.
If I want John alive,
I’ve got to ditch my fear – take a dive
While I’ve still got my drive to survive.

Evel Knievel you got nothing on me.
Here I go! ❞



Stay Safe!

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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      • It’s funny. They aren’t as memorable as other groups. It was the venue. Johnson Gymnasium at the university was the second worse venue for concerts back then. Fortunately, it’s not used for concerts nowadays. Tingley Colosseum is the worst concert venue in Albuquerque. We walked out of a Wille Nelson concert at Tingley some years ago because the sound bad and would could see much of Willie.

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