Friday, December 03, 2004

We Gotta Get Out of This Chorus

Isn't it such a bummer when the chorus of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" kicks in? The verse is so nice and moody, then it builds, but the chorus so whimpy. The same thing could have happened with "Light My Fire," but they did a good job of masking the weak chord progression. It's often difficult to come up with a chorus or a bridge that lives up to the rest of the song. I like the way they used to handle it at Stax: They just lifted parts they liked from other songs and tacked them on to their own. Of course, usually they wrote the other song, too, but for another act.

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