Any Way The Wind Blows (2:56)
Any Way The Wind Blows
Other Official Versions:
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968)
The Lost Episodes (1996)
Joe's Corsage (2004)
The MOFO Project/Object (fazedooh) (2 CD) (2006)
The MOFO Project/Object (4 CD) (2006)
Greasy Love Songs (2010)
Carnegie Hall (2011)
NOTES ON THE COMPOSITIONS INCLUDED HEREIN: "ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS ... is a song I wrote about three years ago when I was considering divorce. If I had never gotten divorced, this piece of trivial nonsense would never have been recorded. It is included in this collection because, in a nutshell, kids, it is ... how shall I say it? ... it is intellectually and emotionally ACCESSIBLE for you. Hah! Maybe it is even right down your alley!
Key of G Major
Quarter note = ca. 130
There are 92 bars
BARFINDER: The syllable "a-" from the word "a-ny" is on the second beat of Bar 2; the word "blows" is on the first beat of Bar 3.
PERCEIVED INSTRUMENTATION: Vocals, electric guitars, electric bass, piano, vibraphone, kazoo, drums and percussion
Quick introduction ... "Any way the wind"
Nice little lick to get things going and which is cleverly used on the "breaks."
"Blows" ... "'Cause I'm"
Simple, but we love it, don't we, kids? Just I-vi (G Major-E Minor)
"Through with a-" ... "She is my heart and"
Attention: Bar Counters! Bar 16 is in 2/4. A very nice descending pattern: IV-I6-ii-vi (C-G/B-A Minor-E Minor) repeated until Bar 18 where the vi moves down to a V (D) and returns to G
"Soul" ... "The wind blows"
Now a word about this strange little guitar break (we are not calling this a "solo") here which starts at Bar 46. Anyone remember Ferrante & Teicher, that fabulous two-piano duo? When we were a kid, our father used their records to demonstrate Magnavox hi-fi's at our music store in Washington, Pennsylvania. For some reason, almost all of their "interpretations" involved one of the two pianists playing the melody -- no matter how delicate or feathery that melody may be -- in octaves near the bottom of the piano. The other guy would then play ridiculous 32nd-note runs starting at the top of the piano -- sounding like a bull elephant playing under a waterfall! In any case, the first two bars of this break crack us up, because it reminds us of that sound! The piano, doubling the guitar part in a very low octave here, triggers this memory every time!
"Free" to end
Bar 82 is in 2/4.