Label: RCA - APD1-0319 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Quadraphonic • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Classic Rock
It was first released as the B-side to his single " Without You ". Nilsson based the lyrics Down - Nilsson* - Nilsson Schmilsson his experiences working at a bank and on his parents. The song was originally attempted in March as a potential track for Nilsson's Aerial Ballet or Harry This earlier version of the song is cheerier and more uptempo than the recording that was released on Nilsson Schmilsson.
The remake takes on a more serious tone and features an aleatoric crescendo at the end. Producer Richard Perry said that the addition was inspired by the number of Triste Compagne - Bénabar - Reprise Des Négociations devoted to the song: "We had to do so many takes that we got cabin fever and started messing around, and Harry decided to incorporate the craziness in the song.
Nilsson biographer Alyn Shipton suggests that portions of the song are based on Nilsson's former dayjob as a computer programmer at a bank, while other portions are written from the point of view of his parents.
The Nilsson-ness is Down - Nilsson* - Nilsson Schmilsson the phrase pound her -- a contrast between sweet nostalgia and unsentimental truth. AllMusic reviewer Matthew Greenwalk said that the lyrics illustrate a "dread of aging and facing responsibility" as Nilsson describes waking up after a wild party and "having to get on with reality — grudgingly.
Both songs were included on Nilsson Schmilssonreleased one month later. His estate also limited how many times the song could be used.
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