Saturday, November 05, 2005

The veto

To make sure the upcoming Tonics album will be as perfect as possible, several songs will be axed from the final tracklist. Although no final decision has been made yet, here is a list of the weakest songs we have:

Sad
Why we should veto it: It's got that boring first section. No hook. Badly recorded acoustic guitar. If you listen carefully, you can hear Mark making a mistake on the guitar part and saying, "I wanted it to fade out anyway." Why we should keep it: "Sad" is a fan favorite. Indie kids really dig this lo-fi, trance-inducing shit. Arta's hot guitar in the chorus.

Agoraphobia
Why we should veto it: Hookless melody. The songwriter himself hates the song. Too slow for pop. Why we should keep it: Lyrics aren't that bad. Steven's hot harmonies. The sound is consistent with the rest of the album.

Lisa
Why we should veto it: Bad lyrics. No real drum track. Why we should keep it: One of the few hard rocking songs we have.

The Waltz
Why we should veto it: It's an instrumental. It's bizarre. Why we should keep it: It would be a good intermission between songs, like on Pet Sounds.

You're Only Human (Do You Know What You're Doing?)
Why we should veto it: Anti-war lyrics don't fit the theme of the album. Why we should keep it: It has some great melodic hooks and awesome guitar.

Bartleby
Why we should veto it: It's an instrumental. It's long and repetitive. We're not an electronica band, so we probably don't know what we're donig. Why we should keep it: Sure, we're not an electronica band, but that means we are more dependent on a good melodic hook. Therefore it is actually consistent with the rest of the album.

The following songs have already been vetoed: Apart, Crowds of Nervous People, Tonight

Amaj7
(AKA The Nanananana Song) will be saved for the next album.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

You know, the fact that you didn't give me a tracklist makes this sort of infuriating. Just so's you know.

Neon Phosphor said...

You can't spell Rachel without "ache," as in giving Neon Phosphor a big headache trying to comply with her request for a tracklist.