Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”
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Metheny’s ultimate road trip song, this one always makes me feel like I’ve just escaped something.
Each song on ‘Offramp’ is so different from the next, and yet it all hangs together.
This song has become The Anthem at live shows.
I had a guitar player friend who, when the topic of Pat Metheny came up, would say that he bought a copy of Offramp when it first came out, but didn’t like it all that much because he could never figure out when Metheny was playing the guitar.
“Estupenda Graca” is a rare entry in the Metheny catalog in that the title, Portuguese for “Stupendous Grace,” actually matches the mood of the song.
While I do tend to think of music in terms of albums, there are certain songs that for a variety of reasons get pulled away from their original context.
In interviews, I’ve seen Lyle Mays speak of how music has it’s own “language and syntax.” He wasn’t necessarily talking about music’s technicalities — harmony, melody, and the like.
Unlike a lot of American kids, I was not forced into taking piano lessons. I was more of a stringed instruments guy, first with the violin and then the guitar.
I don’t know about the rest of the Pat Metheny fan base, but I was pretty much unprepared for what As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls had to offer.