Saturday, September 01, 2012

Hal David

Too damn Pop.  Just too damn Pop.  That's the knock on Burt Bacharach/Hal David as inductees for the Rock Hall in the non-performer category.

But it overlooks the impact they had on the sound of Rock music and artists.  From the Beach Boys to Elvis Costello to all the artists who still cover the duo's songs today, those are the ones to ask when it comes to influence.

The same could be said as to why Dionne Warwick can't get in with her exquisite run of 60's hits.  Yet somehow Dusty Springfield is seen as the more hip alternative.

So, hats off to a tremendous lyricist, Hal David who lived a very long life.
As I said in my Twitter/Facebook post:

"Walk on By" + "House Is Not A Home" = pure genius.

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