Friday, January 11, 2013

Super Seventies Saturday #7 - "Go All The Way" by The Raspberries

...whoa, is it the weekend AGAIN? 
...not that I'm complaining or anything...

Well, here is the seventh installment of the Super Seventies Saturday...

This one is a tune from 1972 called "Go All The Way" by The Raspberries... now, first of all, when I was a kid, listening to this tune on the vastly inferior Amplitude Modulation (AM) format (...ask your parents about it), I thought the dude was saying, "Please Go Away", which of course is about as opposite of a meaning as one can have from the actual lyric...

All I remember was that, although the 'stanza' portions of the song were OK, with nice harmony, the real 'hook' was obviously when the guitars kicked in and dude started yelling incoherently... YEAH!!!
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But looking back on this one now, it really is an interesting tune, as this dude is REALLY desiring this lady he is warbling about, and his appraoch goes back and forth, from 'please...' in the mellow harmony parts, to a yelling lunatic who is more or less 'forcing the issue', as it were, in the kickin' guitar parts... and the bridge in the middle...c'mon...C'MON... works pretty well as a 'big picture' of what the end game is in his mind, anyway...

OK, probably WAAAY too much analysis on this, but.... it's 12:30 A.M. - that's 'Ante Meridiem', not 'Amplitude Modulation'...

Well, overall, this song was a 'heavy rotation' when I started listening to radio, at the ripe old age of 5-ish... and is probably one of my faves from that time, if just to 'recall' some of the cool goofyness that was the Seventies...

Hope y'all have a groovy week! ...until then...

Hu
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