|Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake|
(Feb 14, 2011 - 05:39)
|I think I'm a bit late coming to the table on this one. In fact late in coming to the musical table in gereral as I've had the blinkers on for many years (i'm refering to ELO blikers so relevant to this thread i guess).|
Very good friends of mine bought me this album last year in the attempt of trying to broaden my musical horizons (successfully). In fact they are truly encyclopedic. I was instantly impressed and immediately and noticed the ELO resemblance (i'm refering to the elctronic 'twidly' sounds so not the actual songwriting itself). In fact Grandaddy did a cover of ELO's Shangri-La I believe on their last album (as a bonus track).
Anyway.. I was listening to the album again last night. I can't remember in between which songs, but there is a spoken line also taken from ELO's Face The Music album (Fire on High track). ELO were always accused (or cited) as using subliminal messages hidden in their music which actually amounted to just reversing some words so that they could only be heard by playing the record backwards (great fun on turntables). On Fire On High, there is a line which says (in reverse) "music is reversible, but time is not". Grandaddy have done the same. Only funnily (I think I'm right), they've only spoken the words as they sound in reverse rather than actually reversing the correct lyric (if that makes sense).
Not sure is anyone spotted this before. I guess it would only be ELO fans listening to Grandaddy who would. Oh no, I just revealed my musical past. Oops!