Hey guys! Lately I’ve been a busy bee. Well, sort of. I will get to The Zombies’ song, just let me explain myself first. I am kind of embarrassed, because I haven’t posted anything for such a long time. This is another reason why you have to bear with me. I am a well-known procrastinator. I have all the time in the world, so let’s do it slow or even better, let’s do it later.
In my excuse, I had a birthday, me and the Queen of the United Kingdom. I think that explains why I’m not prone to cleaning and would like to rule the world. It makes perfect sense. I always try to extend my celebration as much as I can (I’m sure the Queen does it as well). I started by bathing in honey. When I want to mix flavours I add some chocolate as well.
Of course there’s no bear party without music and friends. Bunny and racoon dropped by and we had some beers and smokes. While we were talking about who ruined rap music, Eminem’s Rhyme or Reason was playing. I love it; it makes me laugh out loud.
The song contains samples of The Zombies’ 1968 hit song Time of the Season and so does Melanie Fiona’s Give It to Me Right. That got me thinking if all the great songs were already written. There are so many covers, so many songs containing samples and they make new ones every single day. Some are better than others, but in my opinion those outperforming the original are hard to find.
Time of the Season by The Zombies
Well, let’s go back to “Time of the Season”. You must admit it’s a catchy song with a kick-ass beat. When I had looked it up on Wikipedia, I found out that it has been covered numerous times and is frequently used in pop culture to represent the time of its release. It is a song by the British rock band The Zombies from the album Odessey and Oracle. They recorded it at Abbey Road Studios in August 1967. In 2012, NME named the track the 35th-best song of the 1960s. Who’s your daddy? Harry. Is he rich like me? Sadly, no.
Rhyme or Reason by Eminem
“Rhyme or Reason” is a song from Eminem‘s eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, released in 2013. It was produced by Rick Rubin and written by Eminem and Rod Argent of The Zombies. In the song, Eminem discusses his father, who left him and his mother when he was born. I think he does it in a beary amusing way.
In the bridge, Eminem sings along with the chorus of Time of the Season, in one part he responds as Shady and references his song “Just Don’t Give a Fuck“. With every bridge comes a different personality – Marshall, Eminem and Shady. I really like how he’s answering the questions sung by The Zombies’ singer.
Full of such blind rage I need a seeing dog… Maybe that’s why I’m so bananas I appeal all those walks of life… Eminem has unquestionably mastered the rap wordplay. This is hilarious!
So much better that the ones I’m hearing on the radio, Em! There’s too much of whiny music anyway. Adulting is hard enough, therefore I want to laugh not cry. Obviously, I am alone in this opinion (well, not entirely because Rob (the bunny) and Alfred (the racoon) both agree with me, bitchez). Let me take you by the hand to promise land and threaten everyone, cause there’s no rhyme or no reason for nothing. I hate every fucking thing, too…