Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fat Guitar

A few weeks ago THC told you about Fat Bass.  Now's it time for Fat Guitar which occurs when the notes ooze out of the guitar so thick that you can almost see and feel them.  It's like a big drop of rain that's about to fall off the branch of a tree. Here's a fine example of the genre - Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits (1986) with the fabled Mark Knopfler on guitar (as well as croaking on the vocal).  Just listen to the guitar phrase after "there's so many different world", the break that comes after it and the long, long fadeout.  A very heavy song.

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be

Some day you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher

And though we were hurt so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell
And the moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die

But it's written in the starlight
And every line in your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

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