SMIP: Sublime Moments In Pop
New York, London, Paris, Munich. Everybody talk about pop music! An exploration of the slightest and most fleeting of moments - a chord change, a vocal ad lib, a guitar lick, a bass line - that make your pulse race a little bit harder—those pop music moments that makes you go, ‘Hmm...’ Shooby dooby doo wop... More
The very best pop music is undeniably irresistible: its whole point is to captivate the listener immediately and burrow its way firmly into their subconscious.
But sometimes it’s one of a record’s slightest and most fleeting of things - a chord change, a vocal ad lib, a guitar lick, a bass line - that makes your pulse race a little bit harder—that moment that makes you go, ‘Hmm...’
In SMIP: Sublime Moments In Pop, Jonathan Westwood selects 10 such moments—from artists such as The Beatles and Blondie, Bruce Springsteen and Roy Orbison, Sam & Dave and Billy Bragg—and explains how and why they’ve drilled their way into his own psyche.