Sunday, 14 June 2009

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve from 1997

This music video by The Verv from their album "Urban Hymns" is obviously a variation on Massive Attack's "Unfinished Symphony" but with Richard Ashcroft's more obsessive, aggressive take. Its success shows that a simple, good idea can be adapted and be made to work again! Notice how the forms and conventions are challenged and varied, somewhat, here. The song's title and its lyrics contrast with the actions of Ashcroft and his inability to "change".

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