Many of the interviews are fascinating and well worth reading if the tune is part of your personal soundtrack. For example, according to Myers, in the late 1980s R. Myers pushes his subjects to recollect what had really happened that day in the studio, that moment when the song first came to mind, that instant when the radio began to play it. By adding those voices, the engineer had made the song visceral and deeply moving in a very serious way. Sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed this look back at some of the most iconic songs that made up the pop music landscape from the fifties all the up to the early nineties. Websites like are huge rabbit holes that I can and do fall into and lose ridiculous amounts of time.
While I might not have understood the meanings of the songs being sung, I still enjoyed the sound of these songs. Steely Dan — Deacon Blues — 37. It definitely adde I have always enjoyed knowing the background on songs, and Marc Myers in Anatomy of a Song delivers with just that. I love books about music and pop culture and so I was convinced this book would be up my alley. He finished most of the song in two hours. But, what really sets this book apar Anatomy of a Song by Marc Myers is a 2016 Grove Press publication.
Myers gives a brief overview of each song, putting it into the context of its place in pop history, and then gets some good interviews with the various creators of the songs. The Staple Singers — Respect Yourself — 30. In addition, the the descriptions of how the songs were made are often surprising and remarkable. This is a book that encourages you to go back into your record collection, to the hits you think you remember well. Elvis Presley — Suspicious Minds — 24. There are 45 songs that Myers writes about, sometimes telling us what was going on in the music business overall.
Some of the teachers there were locked into the idea that young boys needed to be controlled with sarcasm and the exercising of brute force to subjugate the boys to their will. The Kinks — You Really Got Me — 8. Well, all the interviews here shows all the work need to produce a song, even if you don't think that gonna be a hit, and how the music bussiness has changed. A good read if you're interested in popular music as a whole, and the way some songs are crafted piece by piece, while others just sort of pop out all at once. I was delighted to learn that Brian Wilson phoned one of its songwriters in the middle of the night to tell him that it had basically restored his faith in music.
During the set, he looked out in the darkness about 10 ft. Led Zeppelin — Whole Lotta Love — 25. I had a lot of fun reading this book. Diners had a small one at all of the booths they had, and if you were lucky your parents would pay for your song selections. The single for radio of the day cut out four minutes of solos. So if you pick up this book, bear in mind that it only tells part of the story behind the evolution of American pop music in the 20th century -- and then go listen to some Little Richard to see what's not there.
He put together about 25 students between ages thirteen and fifteen and overdubbed them singing several times, so it would sound as if there were many more of them. Wish you could know that. Because he always liked the writings of Mark Twain and Stephen Foster, Fogerty wrote this song about a riverboat. Over the last few years, I've personally changed a lot. And this collection of 45 tales, originally articles in the Wall Street Journal, derived from the author's interviews with those who participated in the songs' creation and recording, are more or less fascinating. As a major music person, this book was a solid 4 stars for me, personally.
I had a hard time hunting down a copy of this book, but thankfully found it on Hoopla. This is not a compilation on the greatest songs ever written, but songs Myers feels have been the most influential of their times. In a perfect world would these 45 songs be the 45 songs he would have chosen out of all the songs ever? The E-mail message field is required. He created a character so shy and insecure that he questions every one of his moves and choices. People rag on the music from that period, but I love it and they can just shut up. I served sixty-eight in Nam.
But seriously, why two Stones songs? My archive, however, includes only the tunes, songs and singers with a specific memory attached. We all remember many songs and tunes. For bringing back memories of our younger days and for enlightening us as to the origins of these songs, how can I not give Mr. Cyndi Lauper — Time After Time — 44. I had no music so I wound up, much to my chagrin, having to ask my parents for money to buy a new battery. Blondie — Heart of Glass — 39. After that loss, producers went back to the track and added sounds of the sea and gulls.