Why did the band dislike playing The RIght Time? |
In a recent post, Steverino mentioned that the band apparently did not like playing The Right Time in gigs.
There was a question in the fan Q&A section of the old Corrs Official Website that said something similar:
"I was just wondering, you and Caroline have both been quoted in an interview saying that you don't like playing 'The Right Time' live. I was just curious to know why this is, and is there any other song you don't particularly enjoy playing live?"
Does anyone know the answer?
A few thoughts on this song:
1) Although it's not a particular favorite of mine, I do like TRT -- it's catchy. There are two parts that I especially like in this song.
- Jim's guitar solo. Are there any other solos by Jim rather than Anto? I can't think of any off the top of my head.
- There's an unusual vocal harmony that I think is really neat. In the first syllable of the word "time" in "This is the right... Tiiii - iiii - iiime", the harmony is slightly dissonant -- surprising for such a bright and bouncy song. This is best heard in the FNF album version, in the first few seconds of the song before the instruments come in (at 0:02 and 0:07). The notes are D - F# - G, with the latter two notes being discordant in a subtle way. (I'm not even sure what you would call this chord -- G5maj7?) A nice touch.
2) It's amazing to see Sharon sing while playing violin on this song on the Live in London concert. I suppose this is not so surprising, since obviously people sing while playing piano, or while playing guitar. But I don't think I've ever seen anyone sing while playing violin -- I would guess that's not a skill that most violinists have much need to learn. It's also especially impressive considering that playing violin must constrain how you can move your jaw, I would think.
3) Just off the top of my head, it seems to me that in their first album the band did more multi-part harmony singing, where each singer sings the same words and rhythm but different notes (e.g., the chorus in almost every vocal song -- FNF, Heaven Knows, TRT, Leave Me Alone, Someday, etc. -- similar to Wilson Phillips). However, their later albums seem to have more backing vocals that contrast with the lead, like a call-and-response pattern. An example of this would be Breathless: e.g., "Can't hide it (can't hide it) / Can't fight it (can't fight it)." Others include Long Night ("It's gonna be a long night (gonna be a long night)") and Even If. So they seem to have moved from a Wilson Phillips-type sound to something more similar to 1960's Motown-style backing vocals. But this is just my subjective impression; I'm not sure if it's right or not.
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