Ha Ha Sittin' Pretty, All Together in Schaefer City
Schaefer City was an advertising concept for Schaefer Beer in another earth era. Now me peeps and I use the term to describe a particularly lame musical passage or mode. Aeolian, Ionian, Locrian, Myxolydian, Schaefer Citizen, Patet Barang, Phrygian, Slendro 3, you get the idea. Here are some popular songs containing the Schaefer City music mode:
Celebrate -Kool And The Gang
The whole song flirts with the S.C. mode, but they hit paydirt in the bridge (appears twice in the song). "It's time to come together... Every one around the world come on!"
- Joanna -Kool & The Gang
We were on the fence about this one, but the lead guitar squeeked it in. Later the Trumbone in the bridge made it a shoe in.
Simply the Best -Tina Turner
The Yamaha DX-7 base line that opens the song is a foreshadowing of signs of trouble. And with the Chorus, S.C. is in full swing.
All Night Long -Lionel Ritchie
Bridge and percussion brake down. Lionel made the long trip from The Commiodores to Schaefer City.
Dancing On The Ceiling -Lionel Ritchie
If Schaefer City had a mayor, I would nominate this man.
I Write The Songs -Barry Manilow
Wow! Serious douche chills on the bridge, it took me by surprise. The jury was still out on official SC status until the flugal horn in the right speaker kicked in.
The Boxer (Live Concert In Central Park) -Simon & Garfunkel
By replacing that great snare hit in the chorus (in the original studio version) with a Fender Rhodes accent, Paul and Art pay a visit to Schaefer City.
- Neil Diamond -Coming to America
3:36 in... "My country tis of thee..." This is Schaefer city with a douche chill
- Jaco Pastorius -Liberty City
You got your great cities from all over the world, dere(tm). You name
it... Paris, London, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, and of course New York
City. But wherever you go, make sure you have the "Keys to the city"
-- Shaefer City. Jaco Pastorius proved that he had 'em when he wrote
"Liberty City". On a more serious note, it's hard to believe, though,
because he lived and died so hard. Thanks for the comp, Jaco.
- J. Geils Band-Freeze Frame
I am told it's the horn line.
Honorable Mention: -Phil Collins
His road to Schaefer City Started as the drummer for Genesis (with Peter Gaberial ), and ended with digital keyboards and a horn section.
Good A, Bad B Sections (Set me up, to let me down / high expectations, little payoff):
Split Enz - I get frightened
38 Special - Hold On Loosely
Matchbox Twenty - Bent
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