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Harrys House / Centerpiece - Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

30.10.2019
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1975
Label: Asylum Records - 7E-1051 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold, CSM • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Acoustic, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz
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Would she rock out like she did with the L. Express on the tour that resulted in the live double album Miles Of Aisles? Would it be a return to the voice-and-guitar folk roots of Ladies Of The Canyon? Would she open up her soul by delivering a set of confessional songs a la Blue?

She did Harrys House / Centerpiece - Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns of the sort, and fans were mostly confounded by The Hissing Of Summer Lawns, while many critics flat-out hated it. This was something completely new and different. This was a modal jazz Joni who turned the commerciality of Court And Spark upside down and left I Still Love You - Paul Stanley - Heavens On Fire in the gutter to die like road kill.

But then the album takes a sharp left turn. It never happens…. The song pays homage to the jungle themed paintings of French Post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau by marrying his imaginary jungle worlds with the all too real world of drugs, sex and crime. Where does that inspiration come from? And how can she weave so many stereotypes into a song without sounding, well, stereotypical? Check out these lyrics for yourself:.

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  1. Harry's House/Centerpiece. by Joni Mitchell. Heatwaves on the runway As the wheels set down He takes his baggage off the carousel He takes a taxi into town Yellow schools of taxi fishes View album Hissing of Summer Lawns Released November View album Misses Released October 29,
  2. Joni Mitchell "Harry's House-Centerpiece": Heatwaves on the runway As the wheels set down He takes his baggage off the carousel He takes a taxi Joni Mitchell - Harry's House-Centerpiece Lyrics | gravelmoondonndorintrius.infoinfo
  3. About “Harry's House/Centerpiece”. (Unreviewed) “Harry’s House – Centerpiece” tells the story of a failing marriage where shallow financial and materialistic pursuits hide growing emotional dissatisfaction. The jazz standard “Centerpiece” by Harry “Sweets” Edison and Jon Hendricks is sung as a counterpoint.
  4. Filed Under: Classic Rock, Easy Listening/Pop, Experimental, Folk, Jazz, Music, Popular, Song of the Day Tagged With: Harry's House/Centerpiece, Jazz, Joni Mitchell, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Links - Rock and Roll, Music, Prince, Song Of The Day by Eric Berman, The Hissing Of Summer Lawns. About Eric Berman.
  5. Mitchell's motif of the summer lawn was both impressionistic and sociocultural. The incongruous elements of the cover art combined in a visual pun. The hissing sound was made by sprinklers, but a serpent can thrive in a suburban dream-home, coiling itself around a .

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