Twelve-bar blues minus the blues
November 17, 2012 12:56 PM Subscribe
I am looking for songs, or sections of songs, that use a twelve-bar blues structure without sounding bluesy.
posted by danb to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
That is, I want songs where the harmony can be reduced to something like one of these
, but there are no seventh chords, or blue notes, or walking basslines, or any of the usual trappings of blues and blues-rock songs.
The two best examples I've thought of so far: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2 (if you take the right 12 bars), and "Black or White" by Michael Jackson.