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Not Every One of Us Has the Talent of Gumshen

No Comments 12 October 2011

Not Every One of Us Has the Talent of Gumshen

Not every one of us has the talent of Gumshen. I especially like the lyrics and the creative use of word play in the song offered up here, the sound and rhyme work of lines like “I feel the click click clinking of the clock tick ticking / It’ll never stop dragging me down down down / Melt into nothing / But you’re right beside me on this merry go round”. The chorus that follows is a perfect measure of simplicity in an otherwise sophisticated song. Of course, it also has a great lyric and musical hook, which never hurts. The band reminds me of Steely Dan - a true compliment to Gumshen - but there is something more modern here, too. The musicianship, along with the songwriting, is superb, with great grooves and shining guitar riffs.

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