Genesis | Afterglow | Matherton tempo diagram slide show, slides, video

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Afterglow is a song written by Tony Banks of Genesis and usually performed between 62-69 beats per minute.

Born In The U.S.A. | Brice Springsteen | unclassified matherton tempo map |video embedded

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Bruce peaked with this song in 1984.  Gary and I got into a D.C. show with, uh, V.I.P. tickets, though we were not the original people scheduled!

Fantastic tour, Bruce in 1984.

Simply Red – Holding Back The Years – Unclassified tempo map w video embedded link –

Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” is recorded at 86 1/3 beats per minute.

Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” is recorded at 86 1/3 beats per minute.

It was one of the classic hits of the 1980s, and remains popular.

An excellent use of the term “Backstreets” as used in American suburbs | unclassified tempo map of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band 1970s song

There is an enthusiasm throughout that song that though Bruce and his love interest aren’t what we would call today “rich”, life was pretty damn good driving around freely on hidden backstreets at night just being with people you liked.

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Jason Thompson and MIshael Morgan in The Young and the Restless

Yesterday the writers at the Young and the Restless used the American suburb term “backstreets” in a way Bruce Springsteen did when he wrote about the streets of New Jersey.

There is an enthusiasm throughout that song that though Bruce and his love interest aren’t what we would call today “rich”, life was pretty damn good driving around freely on hidden backstreets at night just being with people you liked.

About A Girl / Nirvana / declassified tempo map

About A Girl – Nirvana – img=matherton tempo map

When Nirvana plays this song on MTV’s UNPLUGGED, Kurt Cobain says in plain language – “[This is a song of ours], most people don’t own it.”

Ownership and music and the downfall of the creatives hears an argument here.

Nevian Matherton

Springsteen – Racing In The Street – ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ and in Passaic 1978 perfomance speeds

The Boss, Houston, 1978

Racing in the Street was the final track from Briuce Soringsteen

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Racing In The Street is a beautiful ballad written and performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their album Darkness on the Edge Of Town

Grey Street | Dave Matthews band | live Central Park | median expected tempo map

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The song Grey Street was performed by the Dave Matthews Band in Central Park New York City only ONE time.

The diagram as a median tempo guide is pretty accurate, but you have to listen to the rhythm section groove to “get” the rhythm as a whole.

Eleven years plus since LeRoi died and this song makes me appreciate hime almost more than any other.

matherton coffee and cream staff