Label: Sony Records - SRCS 7818 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
At the same time, it might be safe to assume from the title that this track was conceived on a day when keyboardist David Paich was not present in the studio. This introduction sets the tone from the outset. This is a very direct sounding recording, with no synthesized tones or System - Thom Sonny Green* - High Anxiety effects here.
Without a doubt, the new chemistry of having Phillips in Toto contributes significantly to this. David Paich reflected in a edition of Inside Musicast that Simon played songs more like a drummer, whereas the late Jeff Porcaro approached his performances more as a songwriter.
I think this holds up: The drumming on this track is precise and a showcase of technique that really propels the song forward. His stacked quartal voicings are a great contrast to the business of the supporting pulse, and the way he plays with the dynamics and musical figures shows a musician who is happy to explore the space.
Repeated motifs and a cascade of notes round out the solo spot. As to be expected, his command of the instrument is something to behold: superb note choices, pyrotechnic runs, deft control of harmonics. One gets the impression that these instrumental tracks provide an opportunity for him to express himself more creatively than standard pop songs might. The track rounds out with some urgency; double kick drumming from Simon Phillips, the addition of some Hammond organ from David Paich, and the motif from the beginning.
The mark of a good bass player is not just how they lock down the groove, but also the space they provide, or how they get out of the way. This is a showcase of Daves Gone Skiing - Toto - Tambu and tightness. Mike Daves Gone Skiing - Toto - Tambu and Simon Phillips work together exceptionally well here, and you just gotta dig that final unison run that takes us out.
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