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.

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.

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.

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Is anyone more an embodiment of Enthusiasm itself than a man named Joe? Which Joe? – “Hey Joe” unclassified tempo map

Jimi Hendrix Experience “HEY JOE” tempo chart

The Pretenders – “My City Was Gone” – unclassified tempo diagrams

MY CITY WAS GONE by The Pretenders features the beast groove that has been featured on at least Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast every day for 30 years.

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My City Was Gone – The Pretenders – modern tempo image

Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. / “SHOWDOWN” / live, Wembley Stadium, median expected tempo chart

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

“Showdown” Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. – median expected tempo diagram

I was lucky enough to see and hear the fantastic Jeff Lynne with *his* E.L.O. in Philadelphia last month.

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

When the band played this in my wife’s home town of Philadelphia last month, SHOWDOWN was unexpectedly the song I enjoyed the most.

Respect to allJeff,

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August 9, 2019