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25 Or 6 To 4

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
intricate melodic phrasing
a busy horn section
a clear focus on recording studio production
minor key tonality
melodic songwriting
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
prominent bass riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
abstract lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging
heavy instrumental improvisation

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Love this! Summer at the beach.
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It was in the wee hours...25 or 26 minutes to 4:00 a.m.
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I played this in band class once.
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This song really shows the skill set of all the players Terry Kath guitar, Peter Cetera bass, Danny's driving drumming. Not to mention the always brilliant horn section.
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Saw them 3 times in concerts their best song good drinking song
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What a jam!
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Folks it just about writer block.
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Play in on my sax and piano did at 7th jazz festival :-)
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Lyrics are wrong on a couple of verses
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I like the song since I know the meaning now. It seems like every song that comes out a drug addict thinks it is about drugs. Get real people. It is about writing s song. Real simple.
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Wow! Always loved this tune! Classic!
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Wow thanks vinnie
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What's meaning Of title 25 or 6 to 4? Never really knew
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Great memories ... Love these guys
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Yes they were, dazzyh3!
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Love Chicago, love this song!
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This is so good!
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Playing this song for marching band~ :3
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It is indeed about writer's block.
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Great song!! Played it in my 8th grade jazz band!!!!!
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Awesome beat!!
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Saw this band a long long time ago at LYNCHBURG C O
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Love all their music such great memories !! 70's were great !!
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vinny.dabook
No it's Peter Cetera sitting in a hotel room in Chicago trying to write a song. He gets up to look out the window and he sees, on a neon sign, 25 degrees at 6 minutes to 4:00.
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@judi656 its the time of day 3:34 or 3:35 am
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kleopold1
It's not a drug song. It's about being up late writing song lyrics and having writer's block.
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Best Chicago song EVER!!!!
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F**king jam
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marlasmartwi n d o w s
Sound like coked-out drug references to me, but no matter, it's a brilliant song anyway!
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elcue
Haven't heard this song in years. It was such a pop/top 40 hit back in the day.

When I listen now, I hear great musicianship . That undulating bass is so great and the percussion really drives it. Glad to rediscover it.
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The best of the best
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Spent a few summers (where my older brother was stationed outside of Chicago) during early seventies, learning about great music, good drugs & great fun!
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kbarber_hawk
In features of this track I can't believe they don't mention the driving percussion, one of the great drum tracks, I love playing this song.
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lauree5
Chicago...at their absolute best!!!
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gingerpike
This song rocks! Kath is AWESOME :)
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The guitar is masterful in this song, I don't know how I missed that until now.
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I LOVE this song! By the way, thanks for the info :)
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The intro bass line reminds me of a Zeppelin song, I just can't remember which right now....(And as I'm supposed to be writing a paper, I dont have time to look it up haha)
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zombiefor20
I know it's baSIS IS UPON DEALING WITH DRUGS bUT i CAN oNLY BELEIVE HE WAS SO C^&ED UP hE HAD NO iDEA WHAT TIME IT WAS.
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We're playing this song for my Jazz class, but it's called Tventy Five Six 2 Foe instead. It's such old music that the drums are actually called skins. haha.
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These are drug lyrics...tru s t me ...I lived through this era...;{>
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love, love, LOVE this song! makes me want to dance around!
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yeah, it's just weird that he couldn't figure out which (exact) time it was. I guess he didn't have a digital clock...
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It's about writers block.. He's sitting looking at the clock at 3:35 or 3:34 AM..
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what does it mean, 25 or 6 to 4???? Is it the approximate time in the middle of the night? a score?
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lizlotz
I used to play this song with my jr high school band back in the '70's - fun to hear it again!
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Terry RIP - a very under rated guitarist that few know today.
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pepetheprawn 2 0 0 0
Pretty much the best guitar solo ever recorded. Too many solos are just noise and no skill. Terry Kath was pretty much amazing.

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