I can be an awful pain in the arse about music: I'll be listening to a song and trying to point out what I think is an amazing drumming pattern or a bassline or worse, a one-off like a bass chord (think U2's "Save the Yuppies" performance of All Along The Watchtower
) or a particular piece of a drum break (the "Larry Mullen" moments in The Cure's Never Enough (Big Mix)
, even if they are
done with a drum machine) but this is how I get hooked on a particular song. It's rarely about the lyrics, which frequently when written down either make no sense or are positively childish or something. Back in the '80s I got hooked on The Pet Shop Boys' Heart
, and wound up with a one-hour cassette featuring only that song taped from various radio performances. There are few enough songs that have had quite that strong an effect on me, and I'm never sure why, but generally speaking anything that pops up here under the subject of "song in my head
" is somewhere in that sort of ballpark. I guess since I usually find myself hooked on chords and breaks and what not it's hardly surprising that when I find a whole song that drags me in, I'll spend ages listening to it.
Right now, I'm back to Mr. Brightside
again. Damn those Killers and their catchy riff.