Tuesday, July 28, 2015

40 Year Itch : Doing What I Want To

Gentle Giant : Just The Same

The music is immediate yet technical. It threatens to throttle the ears and mind with its complexity of styles and expressions
-1975 Advertisement for Gentle Giant's Free Hand in Melody Maker

From their Chrysalis debut, Free Hand, their best selling album in the US, Gentle Giant's "Just the Same" swings. Someone who would know better than I points out the bass and drums are playing at 6/4 while the rest of the band plays 7/4. Why the complexity? Guitarist Gary Green sums up the answer: "We got bored easily."

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