15 Aug 2018

Music: breaking the language rules

From Nine To Noon, 11:07 am on 15 August 2018

Graeme Downes looks at the way breaking grammar rules can sometimes work really well in song composition. He's been listening to Metal Guru by T-Rex, Because the Night by the Patti Smith Group, There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards by Ian Dury and If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next by the Manic Street Preachers Graeme Downes is a musicologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.