Unfortunately, the Coast A While - Gas Money - Untethered is also sadly ironic.
More on that later, as well. Here, he co-writes this suite with Peter Matz, a well-known Hollywood orchestral arranger and band leader. The members of Chicago were listening to everything and anything in those days, so some influence from across the pond was likely to creep in.
This lends an uneasy feeling to the proceedings, as if something horrible is just around the corner. A snare drum is heard here and there, along with tympani. However, the weird chords continue from mallet instruments this time, leaving the listener with a feeling of dread and foreboding.
One wonders if this is something he personally experienced and perhaps influenced the path he took in his personal life.
As mentioned above, this Memories Of Love - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel) is ironic in that Kath himself died an all-too early death and was mourned by his family, friends and brothers in the band Chicago. Fortunately, that was several years in the future, and lots of great music was forthcoming from the group from the Windy City.
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