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The Basics

Review

Tom Christie

19 Mar 2019

50

Kinks + Easybeats + Sonics x Tim, Wally & Kris = A good good time

Kinks + Easybeats + Sonics x Tim, Wally & Kris = A good good time

The Basics

Review

Tom Christie

19 Mar 2019

50

What can one say about the Basics... A national treasure that's been criminally overlooked over the years. Just Hold On is a perfect pop song, and it should have topped the Australian charts in 2007 (a year where most of the #1 artists in Australia were American - no surprise).

Beatle-y lyrical sensibility, earnest but with a healthy dose of double entendre in the chorus. The arran...

What can one say about the Basics... A national treasure that's been criminally overlooked over the years. Just Hold On is a perfect pop song, and it should have topped the Australian charts in 2007 (a year where most of the #1 artists in Australia were American - no surprise).

Beatle-y lyrical sensibility, earnest but with a healthy dose of double entendre in the chorus. The arrangement is superb - straightforward but with a very refined sense of dynamics. A lesser pop-rock band would just play it loud from start to finish - the Basics saturate the texture for the pre-chorus and then jolt back to staccato bass, drums and guitar when the chorus comes back in.

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