Unless your deaf or have on bum ear your life is lived by hearing in stereo. Any way that you move thru your day would indicate that you’re moving in stereo. I’m not sure what the reason behind the infamous song by Cars is. What I do know is that I’m happy to experience life in such a manner. That’s not to slight someone who has no hearing or has loss of hearing in one ear. I’ve actually experienced it.
I remember my first concert on my own without parental intervention was Metallica. They were so damn loud (I didn’t know about ear plugs) that I couldn’t hear anything but ringing for about 3 days afterwards. Needless to say it wasn’t fun to experience that. But it gave me a real appreciation for ear plugs that I haven’t forgotten. I have my own set custom molded for my ears that I keep with me whenever I’m out and expecting to hear loud noises.
How do you handle loud noises? Do you care about your hearing? Would you even know what it’s like to not hear?
Moving In Stereo is a song that is fronted by The Cars bassist, much like song Drive. I’m not familiar with who wrote it as an individual. However, I am aware that it is one of their cooler songs. Actually The Cars have a cool sound all the way around. There is a piece of film history that this song is attached too from the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In it one character is wacking off in the bathroom while fantasizing about another character as if she would be wanting to have sex with him. The scene is shot in slow motion and lends a real nice effect to the vibe with the song playing in the background.
The Cars artfully combined live instrumentation with lots of little synthesizer noises and melody lines. Something that is making a bit of comeback with recent artists like Katy Perry.
The amount of layers in this song is awesome. Each section is essentially based on the 9 bar phrase of the chord movement, but in each passing turn they change something about the rhythm or arrangement. I know this as I’ve been asked to perform this song this coming week as a solo performer. I’m having to work up an arrangement that will work for a single singer and an acoustic guitar. Tearing the song apart has definitely left a mark on my musical soul for the better.
If you haven’t been moving in stereo, it’s time you start! Go get it now!