The Rain Must Fall
By: Thurston Moore, Yanni

Original Performance: Yanni
Written by: Thurston Moore, Yanni

  1. The Rain Must Fall (2:56)
    Available on Yanni Live At The Acropolis.
    Recorded at: Sunset Sound Studios
    Abraham Laboriel: Bass
    Toss Panos: Drums
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric), Vocals (Background)
    Jeff Babko: Keyboard / Synthesizer
    Russell Ferrante: Keyboard / Synthesizer
    Thurston Moore: Vocals
The Rain Must Fall [Version (a)]:

Battered soul like a jellyroll
Rip off your mustache and save your soul
The rain must fall
Chances are you will rise above
The rain must fall
Look out, babe, it's a turtledove
Rain rain rain rain
Here we go around the poison bush
Fallin' rain
Look out, baby, I'm ready to push
Going down to the river with the clown
Streak across the yard so naked
Look at that man with the fake tan
He's the one from Afghanistan
The rain must fall
The rain must fall
Can you spare one more smoke?
Oh my God, it's a magic toke
Here we go around the poison bush
The rain must fall
Look at that jerk, look at him go smush
Meow meow meow meow
Rain rain rain
The Song:

"The Rain Must Fall" is a track from Yanni Live At The Acropolis. Beck and his fifth Record Club project covered the album in its entirety for the summer of 2010.

The original version of the song has a bit more rhythm than other Yanni tracks, with a slightly bubbly bassline and drums. Halfway through, there's a relatively crazy bass solo jam, which turns into a violin solo. All in all, it's a pretty interesting piece, that's for sure, and sounds more like a rock band than other Yanni pieces (relatively speaking).

The Record Club version, on the other hand, maintains very little similarity to the original. I'm not sure what they took from the original, if anything at all. Thurston Moore ad-libs some killer lines ("battered soul like a jellyroll / rip off your mustache and save your soul" must be aimed at Yanni, right?). Beck plays guitar too and sings back-up, and the session musicians all get to do their thing.