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    Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas on the oral history of "Smooth"

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...istory-841189/

    This has some hilarious excerpts. If you've ever wanted to read a history of the song "smooth" that heavily implies in a questionably hyperbolic manner that it is the pinnacle of mankind's achievments as a race, this is for you.




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    I read this as "Rob Thomas giving Carlos Santana smooth oral..."

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    Clicked on this thread wondering how there could possibly be enough of an oral history to this song to warrant discussing. Was not disappointed.
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    The guys a fucking whack job. You know those "Masterclass" ads? Have you seen his? Like the unmitigated gibberish of a gutter-dwelling meth addict. If I wanted guitar lessons from Cheech and Chong I'd just get high and throw myself down a flight of stairs.
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    Carlos: You know that mode I play in every song I've ever written? I wrote a new song where I just play it over and over again.
    Rob: *unzips wallet*

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    Clearly none of you have ever been pregnant with a masterpiece that comes from a place of immortality outside of time and gravity.

    There's a lot going on in this article, like the part where they subtley imply everyone with this song foresaw the future of latin immigration to America because everyone involved just happened to have their finger on the pulse of history, or the part where they congratulate themselves for taking the song to another level with the megaphone/telephone vocal effect, which was not just a vocal effect but was actually a genius commentary on race relations and the role of the transistor radio in minority culture in America.

    But I think this part explains it best.



    Putting aside the enigmatic and mysterious nature of the lyric, "Man, it's a hot one" that has enraptured audiences for close to two decades, the secret of the song is its multiple hooks.

    The pre-chorus could be a chorus, fuck, the verse could be a chorus, the intro could also be a chorus.

    Even the chorus could be a chorus.

    Truly a next level masterpiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCoy View Post
    Even the chorus could be a chorus.

    Truly a next level masterpiece.

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