Here at Fatstacks, we love us some 1-2 punches. In the realm of basketball we revere the Lakers greats of Shaq and Kobe, Magic and Kareem, and Jerry and Elgin. When it comes to football we like to think of Jerry Rice with quarterbacks Joe Montana and then Steve Young. In hockey who could forget “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky and Mark “The Moose” Messier winning 4 Stanley cups together? We love it when a pair of actors elevate the humor of a comedy film by working off one another like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have done time and again, and we love it even more when a pair of stunning performances elevate a drama like Anthony Hopkins and Jodi Foster do so well in Silence of the Lambs. Peanut butter is pretty great on its own, but when paired with jelly you get the best 2 ingredient sandwich of all time. Mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, strawberries and cream, etc. etc. etc. And of course, the world of music has its fair share of show stopping duos as well. As I’m sure you’ve picked up on by now, that’s what this month’s MTP is all about.
There’s nothing wrong a solo act or a larger band gettin’ it done in the realm of music, but there’s something so magical about just 2 people making it happen. When 2 people go in on music together chances are they’re pretty similar, but it’s the differences that make the music shine. Duos tend to offer equal contributions from both members, each bringing out the best and accounting for the differences in the other. Back in the day, labels would take 2 artists and just have them record an album together for the hell of it, and as much as I like those albums we will not be getting Marvin and Diana this month. The following 7 days will showcase an album by 7 different musical duos who’s main thing was that duo. As always there will be a variety of musical stylings but this week we’re going to forego any grand meanings or deep analysis. This week is just about appreciating the delightful music that results from the chemistry of 2 people.
See ya tomorrow!