Talk:Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2

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Music Jail, Pt 1 & 2[edit | edit source]

Lyrically, Dylan can sleep easy but it's a lovely melody both parts and 1 and 2. Part 1 continues the slightly scary funfair musical theme of last weeks No Cops and again this songs sees Giants in a playful mood that we perhaps haven't seen since the late 80s. Like No Cops this is one that you want to listen to again and again (unlike Erase which is just a bit too much Linnell by numbers and Madam, I challenge you to duel which isn't very good). Fair play to Flans, this is a quality song. If there is a criticism it's that he leaves himself an incredibly high part on Part 2. He just about pulls it off and I guess Flans would argue Why Can't I Sing Like A Girl? Why indeed, but it'll be interesting how he approaches it live! The only debate now is which is better, Part 1 or 2? I'm undecided! (Mr Tuck)

I like the song as a whole--it would feel incomplete without both halves! Musically, it's a gas, and it seems to follow songs like Cloisonné and The Darlings Of Lumberland in showing off their formidable free-jazz side. No doubt in my mind, it's the most interesting entry to the new Dial-A-Song project thus far. --MisterMe (talk) 09:29, 28 January 2015 (EST)
Since you mentioned wondering how TMBG will play it live, here's a video I took on Sunday night of the song's first live performance. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:38, 28 January 2015 (EST)

Thanks for the post. Poor old Flans struggling to stay in tune. (Mr Tuck)

Possible redirects[edit | edit source]

i'm just going to list some of them.

obviously there's like 2341235 more. 3 punctuation marks! (logograms, whatever) i don't know where to stop. the first is the only "official" one, but redirects are pretty harmless, even in large quantities. thoughts? Apollo (colloquia!) 19:31, 28 January 2015 (EST)

Acknowledgement[edit | edit source]

In the band's UK radio performance today, they played this song. Then Flans thanked The Housemartins "for all the ideas". I was not expecting that! I really enjoy that group. --MisterMe (talk) 23:14, 29 January 2016 (EST)

Do you think this is worthy of putting into the trivia, or no? Also, now I have to go find what the underlying Marxist themes of the song are, because that's clearly what Flansburgh meant.--MidoFS (talk) 14:11, 16 May 2017 (EDT)