The Cliche

Posted on September 18, 2007


In ‘Little Sister’, on 18 Monkeys Thomas manages to say, or to sing, the word “Yeah” for by my count something approaching 40 times in a row; we hear it – it is repeated, it’s said once and again, where this is done without losing the feel of variation and continuity of thought of the music – it works as a balancing act – and since it comes off – he nails it as a kind of myth: the cliché of the affirmative.

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