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.
So we were standing around the Something Else! water cooler the other day, getting a lot of laughs from an absolutely ridiculous article we’d read about guitar players.
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.
So a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about Neil Young‘s new Pono music system.
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.