Another disappointing review by Doug. Ironically I'm a big fan, but his review/reactions to mainstream material is not in the same universe of what he does with Yes or ELP and the like.
I get it, he's classically trained, so analyzing and reviewing a 4 or 5 chord rock tune probably bores him; check out his reviews of ELP's Tarkus, Trilogy, or Take a Pebble,they are extremely detail-oriented and simply outstanding. He is in his element dealing with more complex, niche material, so I think he does the mainstream material to boost his channel; more power to him.
He missed a big opportunity to at least slightly delve into DFTR's bridge with the tension of the Fm chord in relation to the main Am riff; unsurprisingly, his review of Astronomy was middling at best as well. He did get into DFTR's lyrical approach and interpretation and at least was on track there, IMHO.
I agree with Markus about him doing a pretty good job of interpreting the meaning of the song, and then conveying such. Most of the rest of his comments I'd already heard before. I really didn't get anything out of the "air drums".
I was going to say that I'm "tone deaf", but I just looked it up and no, that's not me. That was some generic term people used when I was growing up. What I can't do is hear a note and tell if it's a G, A, F or anything else. That was a test we took in jr. high to see who might be qualified for taking band. But if somebody hit a wrong note in a song, especially a studio recording, I would very likely pick up on that, I just couldn't tell you what note by name/letter it was supposed to be and what note actually got played. So I can't pick up on the complexity of the usage of notes in a song in musician's terms. Some of you are lucky enough to be able to do that. Probably why I can't play anything. So I probably wouldn't get much out of any really technical discussion about classical or, for the lack of a better term, "complex" music. Like Espo said, I'm just not in that audience.
I really didn't really have a full appreciation of the bridge until I saw a live recording showing Buck's magic guitar work.
I'm not sure about the cowbell representing time ticking by thing. Never heard that one. I thought it was put in there just because it sounded good. Have I missed something on that?