Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Random Crap Day 2

Over at Uncertain Principles they're talking about the idea of the perfect three minute pop song. Which has resulted in everyone going through their iTunes playlists, listing all the songs that are exactly 3:00 and discussing how well they deserve the label of perfect pop song.

I arrived a bit late to the discussion to post mine over there, but my results were somewhat amusing, so I'll put it here.

I have four 3 minute songs in my collection:

'In the Flesh' - Pink Floyd (this is the live version off of Is There Anybody Out There?)
Pink Floyd doing a sarcastically bombastic rock song. While it may seem like a pop-rock song at first, I'd say that it's not pop, since it doesn't have a standard rock structure, and it doesn't really make much sense out of the context of The Wall.

'Bili Rubin' - Einsturzende Neubauten
About as pop as Neubauten ever get, which is to say, not very.

'Garofandi Allo Spiedo' - Mike Patton
Off one of Mike Patton's neo-classical solo albums. Fucked up and bizzare, even for Patton. Not pop.

'Reclamation' - Skinny Puppy
Are you kidding? Not pop. (But a fucking awesome album closer.)

The odds of four songs which so represent everything which pop is not coming up randomly like that is pretty unusual, even in my collection.

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