Monday, December 22, 2008

Random iPod Song

The Whatnauts: "Why Can't People be Colors Too?"

If the bouncing bassline and the occasional wah-wah licks couldn't place it, the title alone should date this one fairly clearly to the early '70s. Nothing wrong with that, of course, and if you're looking for medium-tempo generic soul, that's a fine era to do a little diving.

And there's nothing wrong with the song, either.

And, for that matter, there's nothing particularly right about it.

It comes in, nods its head a few times, makes its point

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Why can't people be colors, too?

and gets out before overstaying its welcome. Nothing surprising, nothing enlightening, no hint of tension and, thus, nothing to get released from.

Did A Tribe Called Quest sample these drums for something?

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