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Song of the Day (The Chain): King Crimson – Easy Money

Day 13. From the heartfelt Indie sentimentalism of Neutral Milk Hotel to proggy celebrations of the ridiculous. The connection between In The Aeroplane Over The Sea & King Crimson’s Easy Money is the inclusion of an unusual (& rarely heard in Rock) instrument, the singing saw – or musical saw.

Easy Money drifts in and out of different Rockist styles, offering centre stage to various band members throughout the song. There’re sections of Blues, Prog & Psychedelia, effortlessly strung together with compositional flair.

Your admirers in the street
Got to hoot and stamp their feet
In the heat from your physique
As you twinkle by in moccasin sneakers

And I thought my heart would break
When you doubled up the stake
With your fingers all a-shake
You could never tell a winner from a snake

Easy money

With your figure and your face
Strutting out at every race
Throw a glass around the place
Show the colour of your crimson suspenders

We could take the money home
Sit around the family throne
My old dog could chew his bone
For two weeks we could appease the Almighty

Easy moneyYour admirers in the street
Got to hoot and stamp their feet
In the heat from your physique
As you twinkle by in moccasin sneakers

Got no truck with the la-di-da
Keep my bread in an old fruit jar
Drive you out in a motor-car
Getting fat on your lucky star

Just making easy money

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