Re: How much do lyrics matter to you?
Ok, I'll cave in on my my original opinion slightly. I did realize that there are a select few songs where I really do love the lyrics. I mainly like those songs for the feel, but its comforting to know that the lyrics are just as good. This song that made me realize this is "Running against the wind" (bob seger)
There is something I'm alittle confused about though: this drummer/singer business. Normally when there is a singer, the relationship is singer/band, not singer/drummer. The band is there to support the singer. I understand arranging the song around the lyrics, but I really don't think its the drummer's job or anyone else's to play to their own interpretation of the lyrics. Their should be one interpretation of the lyrics and the band should play it as one. For instance, not to pick on larry, but his decision to get quieter in the a dramatic part of that song he talked about. I don't think that's a bad idea, but if the rest of the band isn't doing it, I wouldn't if were in Larry's shoes. I think it would sound like a mistake more than anything.
what do you guys think?
"Lay the backbeat home."