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re: Dream Engine Album Title ??

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Vin 06:26 am MST 01/04/07
In reply to: re: Dream Engine Album Title ?? - rockfenris2005 08:10 pm MST 01/03/07

Well, I suppose this is very subjective, but for me, the song BooH, musically and lyrically, compared to whatever else was going on around it in popular music at the time (and even since!), has a theatrical arrangement and "feel" that screams out "Rock Opera!" Which to me equals "theatrical rock." What was it Clive Davis allegedly said to Jimmy and Meat about song structure? "Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus and out" or something to that effect?

Now, you can take "theatrical rock" and make it into something more like plain old "theatrical," such as BooH produced by Sondheim (to beat an exemplary dead horse) instead of Rundgren, but that won't necessarily make it MORE theatrical, just DIFFERENT theatrical.

All IMO, of course.

>
> >
> > I don't think it is, not fully anyway,
>
> I agree. Todd Rundgren brings the whole rock 'n roll
> perspective, and that (for me) makes it much more of a
> rock song. It's basically the lyrics, and the way they are
> sung, that makes it theatrical. Everything else seems to
> be an extreme rock arrangement.
>
> It'll be interesting to hear what it's like in the
> musical
>
> The "Neverland" version was horrible, IMO


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