Posted: Apr 23, 2013 12:38 am
while that may be true, its also true that stylistically, this song in particular sounds more like reigning sound than the classic, stripped down oblivians sound. compulsive gamblers proved you guys could do pretty much whatever you wanted to musically in a rock n roll band, i always assumed oblivians were consciously self imposing barriers and keeping things simple on purpose.
i figured your logic would be that the three of you ARE the oblivians, so no matter what you play, it is, of course, going to sound like the oblivians. that is undoubtedly true, but i think its also true that this track, at least, is not what most people would think of as the oblivians sound, apart from the drums and lack of bass. it sounds much more like something you would have written after that band broke up, which also isnt surprising, since thats exactly what it is.
no argument here, just saying i think youre both right. it is an oblivians song, but to many people, it probably does sound more like something you would have written for a band like reigning sound, regardless of instrumentation or whoever is playing on it. to me, it doesnt sound like you were trying to write an oblivians song, it sounds like you wrote a greg song and let them add their own style to it, and i dont have a problem with that because i enjoy your songwriting and their style.
i am looking forward to hearing all the songs by all three of you! hopefully jack is getting back to basics with some of his songwriting. expecting eric to come up with some monster riffs as always.