Friday, July 27, 2012
3 Chords & the Truth: The fundamentals
Listen, people. Rock 'n' roll ain't brain surgery.
If you learn a few fundamentals of the genre, learn its building blocks, you'll be fine. And there aren't too many fundamentals to rock music, even counting a tangential one -- that many fundamentalists are still suspicious of it.
This week, we devote most of 3 Chords & the Truth to the fundamentals of rock 'n' roll. Maybe that should be FUN-damentals, because they certainly are on the Big Show.
Anyway, here are the big ones that I could come up with off the top of my head.
FIRST, you gotta have girls. Without girls to sing about, there probably would be very little music in the world. We'd all be using out iPods to listen to Koran verses or something. No, of all the musical genres out there, rock arguably gets the most mileage out of the fairer sex.
That sounded real bad, didn't it? No, it's not that way at all.
Well, maybe it kinda is.
Be that as it may, rock needs girls to look at, lust after, woo, win, lose and pine over. And on the Big Show this week, we'll be seeing how many kinds of girls we can fit into one set. Of course, the first kind is "bad."
But there are other fundamentals of rock 'n' roll, too.
YOU GOT your love. And you sure got your cars.
And heartbreak. And dancing . . . lots of dancing.
And S-E-X. I just got your attention, didn't I? Now watch me mess with the search engines . . . SEX, sex, S-E-X, sexy, sex, sex, sexual sex.
Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Party on , Garth, because this is about to be one of the most-listened to episodes of 3 Chords & the Truth, ever. Did I mention seXXX? It's a rock fundamental, you know.
Oh . . . by the way, we have a nice, long vocal-jazz set on this week's program, too. It classes up the joint.
IT'S 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.