Originally Posted by Sordel
Amazing, yes, in the sense that someone can write an entire double album whose primary melodic material is the first three notes of a minor scale and not get called on it. I can't help looking at the bit in the movie of The Wall where the teacher quotes the lyrics of 'Money' and thinking: yeah, he's right, they really are awful lyrics.
(I'm exaggerating the opinion of course, but there's more than a touch of truth in it.)
First of all, I would be very impressed with any artist who could make an album on par with The Wall using only 3 notes lol. And secondly, I really don't get how the repetition of certain scales is a problem. Concept albums do tend to keep each song in a similar key to create a certain effect. Especially with The Wall, can you really imagine what it would have been like if each song had been written in a completely different key? The album was intentionally written so that each song flows seamlessly into the next to create what sounds more like one extremely long song. This would not work so well with a significant key shift between each song (that would completely ruin the album, imo).
As for Money, I'm pretty sure it wasn't intended to be taken too seriously, but honestly there are many songs out there that are regarded as "classics" that have much less meaningful/creative lyrics. I mean honestly, which is worse:
"Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better"
Edited by drgnfrc13 - 2/16/12 at 1:45pm
So they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a raise
It's no surprise that they're giving none away"