Song Spotlight: Duff McKagan – “Translucent”

WE TAKE A BREAK from our current run of Butch Walker songs to highlight a great song I recently rediscovered, “Translucent” by Duff McKagan’s Loaded.

I LOVE THIS SONG! It’s an instant mood-enhancer..rocking and melodic…just listen to that chorus, that’s called a  ‘hook’, kids!

From Duff McKagan’s Loaded album.

Right from the start the melody hits you, in the first verse, with a gritty guitar riff churning underneath:

“Yeah I see right through/everything you want me to/believe is true”

Then the rest of the band falls in for the second verse. Wasting no time, or notes, that melodic chorus comes in right away. LISTEN to that chorus, and the harmonies, and just try not to sing along:

“Don’t stop singing/but what is wrong I’m thinking/you ain’t that strong to take the truth/I ain’t dumb I know its you”

After the bridge, the chorus comes back in, this time with just the drums for a bit. Quick, efficient, melodic, memorable. All the things I love in a song, in less than four minutes.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s