preview

Album Analysis: Crash

analytical Essay
1533 words
1533 words
bookmark

Dave Matthews Band’s album Crash was their second major-label release and debatably one of their most popular albums, as well. The band is made up of multiple brilliant musicians consists of the violinist Boyd Tinsley, carter Beauford the drummer, Dave Matthews the main singer, as well as, guitarist, bassist Stefan Lessard, and finally Leroi Moore playing the saxophone (Dmb Tour Members). Dave Matthews Band was started in early 1991 and has only grown bigger and better throughout the years making them a statement band in our society. The twelve song album bounces from upbeat to mellow songs in a perfect blend that fits together so outstandingly.

The album Crash’s first song is “So Much To Say”. It is a very upbeat catchy song that starts the album off wonderfully. It discusses how we instill in society the necessity to stay artificial in our conversations with others instead of talking about what is really on our minds.

The second song on the album, “Two Step”, is about Dave needing a break from his busy lifestyle and going to the woman he loves and she "drives me to distraction". She comes to him when he has "grown tired of water all the time" and she is the wine that will quench his thirst (Lyrics). He needs a change and she gives it to him making him realize that he should celebrate life more.

“Crash Into Me” is one of the band’s most popular hits. Supposedly it is about a fifteen year old, peeping tom’s desire for an older lady through her window. Yet only Dave Matthews could make such an odd song such a beautiful love melody.

“Too Much” is about the corruption in modern society. The way businesses are able to exploit people with contracts and paper work like in the lines “Because in between the lines

I’m gonna pack mo...

... middle of paper ...

...yrics/>.

"VH1 Storytellers | Full Episodes, Photos, Recaps and Show Video | VH1.com." Top 20, TV Shows, Celebrity News, Music Videos, Photos, TV Schedule | VH1. © 2011 MTV Networks. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. .

"Symbolism: Colors." Three-musketeers.net -- Fun Stuff For the Web. Mike's Anime Open, 07 Sept. 2001. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. .

Karlsen, Kathleen. "Daisy Symbolism & Daisy Symbolic Meaning in the Language of Flowers." Symbol Meaning for Hundreds of Symbols & Symbol Resources. LivingArtsOriginals.com, 2008. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. .

"Symbolic Meaning of Eyes." What's Your Sign? Discover the World of Signs and Symbolic Meanings. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. .

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that dave matthews band's album crash was their second major-label release and debatably one of their most popular albums.
  • Analyzes how the album crash's first song, "so much to say", discusses the necessity to stay artificial in our conversations with others instead of talking about what is really on our minds.
  • Analyzes how the second song on the album, "two step", is about dave needing a break from his busy lifestyle and going to the woman he loves.
  • Analyzes how dave matthews' "crash into me" is one of the band's most popular hits. it is about a fifteen-year-old peeping tom’s desire for an older lady through her window.
  • Analyzes how "too much" is about the corruption in modern society and how businesses exploit people with contracts and paper work.
  • Analyzes how "#41" is named so because it was the forty-first song the band recorded. it's about dave losing someone you love and wanting them back.
  • Analyzes how dave's sixth song, "say goodbye," expresses his desire for a friend. he talks about taking this relationship to the next level even though he knows that everything will change after this night.
  • Analyzes how "drive in drive out" features dave singing with a much raspier deeper voice than most of the other songs. this song references an on again off again relationship.
  • Analyzes how the song "lie in our graves" talks about walking by the water and dave wandering through the wilderness for a state of calm and happiness all the way down to his soul.
  • Analyzes how "cry freedom" is one of the album's softer, more melancholy songs. it discusses dave’s want to bring us all together as brothers and sisters.
  • Analyzes how dave matthews' song "tripping billies" was about the first time he took acid.
  • Analyzes how the final song on the epic album, "proudest monkey," is about dave's life. he started out as just one person playing for the love of music and soon became a famous musician.
  • Analyzes how dave matthews band's album cover crash illustrates the literal crash between technology and nature and the struggle to coexist.
  • Explains that the album cover is color blocked and split down the middle with red on the right side and blue on one side. red symbolizes excitement, love, power, and all things intense and passionate.
  • Analyzes how the cover art depicts the mix between technology and nature. the movie camera is pictured in a technicolor, x-ray like film.
  • Analyzes how the image of an eye and a butterfly symbolizes the band's soul. the band went through musical transformation in this album.
  • Concludes dave matthews band's album crash is one of love, living life, and being yourself. the clash of the two sides, blue and red, emphasizes the combination of calm and powerful music throughout the cd.
  • Describes the lyrics of dave matthews band's "dmb tour members." bama rags, inc.
  • Explains that "vh1 storytellers | full episodes, photos, recaps and show video | vh1.com."
  • Describes three-musketeers.net's "symbolism: colors" and "daisy symbolic meaning in the language of flowers."
Get Access