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Lorra

Fooled Again

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13 hours ago, Lorra said:

Was wondering what you thought about this song from their first album? 

I like it, not one of my favorites but I enjoy the moodiness of the song and the dirty sounding guitars with which they play it.

That live version is an interesting look back at a band long gone, they seem just about as close to hard rock as they'd ever get in that performance, all attitude yet with that strange psychedelic angle, particularly in Mike's intro. The more I think about it the weirder a band TPATH are; and the only reason they don't seem strange is the number of singles on the radio but this is just a strange bluesy song but it doesn't sound like other bands.

At this point it's very fresh sounding to me since I haven't listened to it much relative to their other songs, but I definitely don't feel the way you do about it; still like it though!

The other main part of the song musically almost sounds like carnival music and I enjoy the difference between that and the main riff. Maybe I'm thinking of the bridge.

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"...they seem just about as close to hard rock as they'd ever get in that performance, all attitude yet with that strange psychedelic angle, particularly in Mike's intro. ..."

I thought the same and couldn't quite put my finger on what other band's sound they reminded me of.  In this song, they reminded of very early 1970's music.  I thought I heard a mellotron and that always reminds me of the Moody Blues.

It is a very unusual TPATH tune.  You could tell they had yet to find their musical niche.  Thought I heard Mike sounding like Jimmy Plant, but I'm no expert.

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The warbly intro to Fooled Again was pretty common during their early (1976-1978) shows. I'd argue some of their early live material almost delves into prog-rock. "Dog on the Run" (not to be confused with the similarly-titled track from Southern Accents) also has some of the same sort of oddness. Almost puts me into the mind of Vanilla Fudge's crazy extended rock arrangements.

 

(I apologize if this seems a little disjointed.)

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23 hours ago, nobodyinparticular said:

I'd argue some of their early live material almost delves into prog-rock. "Dog on the Run" (not to be confused with the similarly-titled track from Southern Accents) also has some of the same sort of oddness

  There's a definitely a lot of early weirdness in the band, "almost delves into prog-rock" is a good way of putting it. I don't think the weirdness ever changed, it just became expressed differently as the band continued on. Money Becomes King is pretty far from Fooled Again but it's a strange tune, no chorus and a weird almost fairy tale quality to it. I think it's that weirdness, rarely overt that helps separate the band from their peers in the 70s when they started.

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2 hours ago, MaryJanes2ndLastDance said:

 Money Becomes King is pretty far from Fooled Again but it's a strange tune, no chorus and a weird almost fairy tale quality to it.

When I think of Money Becomes King, I think of the Moody Blues' Tuesday Afternoon. Couldn't say why.

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