1/3/2016 8:40:09 PM
Enlargin' Pop and Rock'n roll
A few story songs, by the Beatles. Lucy In The Sky (With Diamonds), Mean Mr. Mustard, Rocky Raccoon, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Fool On The Hill, Nowhere Man.
A few story songs by Dylan. John Wesley Harding, I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine, Visions Of Joanna, Dear Landlord, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, The Drifter.
A few story songs by Bruce Springsteen. Born In the USA (told in the 1st person, but clearly not Bruce, because the narrator is back from Vietnam, and cannot find a job) , Blinded By The Light (a bunch of vignettes), prob'ly additional.
Noah wrote a thought-provoking post on being "naked" in songwriting, and Jill offered an alternative thought-provoking reply, that got me thinking lol...
In folk music telling stories, and creating narrative comes with the territory, however in rock and pop music, not so much. Until the Beatles.