|09-11-2008, 04:53 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Back to mono
Join Date: May 2008
Perfect moments in songs
There's no shortage of great pop songs, but what about those isolated moments in those songs that kick everything up a notch? Key changes, an unexpected chord, a new instrument suddenly starts playing...the little things. I can't count how many times I've played "I Know It's Over" just to hear that part about halfway through when Morrisey drops his voice to a haunting bass for the word "over"; lately I've been playing "What The World Is Waiting For" (The Stone Roses) on repeat just to hear the key change around the 3:00 mark ("Anytime you want it, then it's there!"). Two more great key changes; CCR's "Lodi" and the Who's "So Sad About Us."
I could go on for pages...the way the drums suddenly start to snap right before the fadeout of "You Can't Always Get What You Want," the end of "I Can Never Go Home Anymore" when Mary Weiss sounds like she's actually crying (apparently she was), the part in Steely Dan's "Your Gold Teeth" that goes "Dumb luck, my friend/Won't suck me in/This time," the part in "Watching The Detectives" when the band stops playing and all you hear is Elvis Costello's voice sneering, "It only took my little fingers to blow you away"...
What are some of everyone else's favorites?
"This sure doesn't look like 'Crazy Ernie's Amazing Emporium of Total Bargain Madness!'"
|09-11-2008, 04:55 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Dazed and confuzzled
Join Date: Jul 2008
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
When the music dies down, a soft melody seeps in and then...'gotta keep those a loving good vibrations a happening'
I have acquired four score and nineteen difficulties, but a wench cannot be counted among them
|09-11-2008, 04:58 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Moodswings n' Roundabouts
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: At the corner of Dude and Catastrophe
You mentioning the Stones makes me think the riff fading in at the start of Gimme Shelter and those soft backing vocals.... gorgeous.
|09-11-2008, 05:00 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Ba and Be.
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
I adore the opening of 'Good Vibrations'. I just don't like it when the beat kicks in. Although similar threads are abound, the last 30 seconds of 'All I Need' by Radiohead raises the hairs on the back of my neck:
“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
|09-11-2008, 07:28 PM||#5 (permalink)|
one big soul
Join Date: Feb 2008
"Invalid Litter Dept." by At The Drive-In. The a cappella part where Cedric just sings "dancing on the corpse's ashes, dancing on the corpse's ashes" and then the instruments kick in. It's even cooler when you watch the music video with it.
|09-11-2008, 07:41 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Troy side'ah the dirt, NY
|09-11-2008, 10:11 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Master, We Perish
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Havin a good time, rollin to the bottom.
The transition from electric guitar to piano on Layla is always cool. Makes me think of the Goodfellas. And the start of Gimme Shelter is super tight. Aaaaaaand... I've always liked when the it goes from rain to super guitar and drums in Raining Blood. That's all I got right now.
|09-11-2008, 10:13 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
few things come to mind:
Stairway To Heaven - Zep
Master Of Puppets - Metallica
Scar Tissue (Second Solo) - Peppers
Seven Nation Army - Stripes
Layla - Dominoes
Just Like Heaven - Dinosaur Jr.
Sheep - Floyd (final 2 mins)
Marching Bands Of Manhattan - Death Cab
The National Anthem - Radiohead
Neighborhood #2 -Arcade Fire
Lazer Life - Blood Brothers
Murmaider - Dethklok (laugh it up)
Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes
Every Planet We Reach is Dead - Gorillaz
Caramel - Blur
I Would Hurt A Fly - Built To Spill
Two Headed Boy Pt 2 - Neutral Milk Hotel
helluva lot more, just cant think right now.
listen to these without getting chills =
the whole song, chorus and intro mainly.