27 Apr 05
...she can keep them just the same
Ville is almost always right about music, although I always realize it in hindsight. I think he thinks a lot about music, about how to relate to it and what to think, about artists and songs. I thought I did that, but I bet he has thought about it even more. He's a few years older, so I have some time to catch up.
Anyway, I thought about this when I listened to Herman's Hermits. This has nothing to do with Ville, but this inner conflict in me was there again, and I remember discussing this, not Herman's Hermits, with Ville. From what I've read, Herman's Hermits were a band completely void of any character whatsoever, a manufactured group. For example: In America “Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter“ was a huge hit. It fitted with the present, “exotic“ image of Great Britain. In England, a release of the same song had ruined their credibility. To cash in on the success, they released another purely British song, “Henry VIII“, just in America. This seems absurd to me, although I know record executives can be cynical. I have to look in to this, but anyway: I just love the songs, with my whole heart. I can't help it. This might seem totally natural for others, but for me, it's kind of a big step.
Song learned #23: Herman's Hermits – “Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter“
written by Mattias