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"Get Nice" Question

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  • Started 15 years ago by johnnyszlauderbach
  • Latest reply from wantsarevolution

  1. Let's assume that "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is Spoon's straight-up, meant-to-do-that nod to 60s soul/R&B.

    Sure, there's been a hint of the genre's influence since "Telephono," and more than a hint of it since "Kill the Moonlight." But the latest seems to be where the inflections become foundations and the quirks full-on mission statements -- "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is Spoon's soul tribute; can we agree on that?

    As an Elvis Costello nut, it instantly recalls his own 1980 soul/new-wave conflation/masterpiece: "Get Happy!!"

    My question: Is the title of "Get Nice" itself a kind of tribute? A gesture to one of Spoon's own cornerstone influences? A confirmation that "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is, indeed, their "Get Happy?"

    I guess it doesn't really matter, but if it's a coincidence it's interesting; and if it's intentional, well, neat. But for some reason I really want it to be intentional.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  2. wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    It's an interesting question. It would be a great question to ask in an interview with Britt, but unfortunately I don't think anyone here can give you anything but more speculation.

    Posted 15 years ago #

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