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    Favorite moments in music

    I feel like doing a few music threads so I'll start with here. This might be tough to pull off since everything sounds so thin on YouTube, but what I'm talking about is a specific point in a song that really grabs your attention. I've got a few:

    Paradise City - Guns N' Roses. The one builds and builds then achieves a frenzy where they almost lose control of the song from about 6:08 to 6:15. It's all the chaos surrounding this type of band when they're at their peak wrapped up into nine seconds.

    I'm So Bored with the USA - The Clash. The 5 second guitar riff at the start (it's repeated a few times). I tip my hat to that sort of honest aggression.

    She Came In Through the Bathroom Window - The Beatles. Paul McCartney's bassline that kicks in at 50 seconds - just after he sings "she said she'd always be a dancer". It's my favorite part of the medley running from Mean Mr. Mustard through to The End which I think is the greatest achievement in rock history.

    So High - Elvis Presley. The guy was a tremendous gospel singer. Just before the minute mark the backup singers get more shouty, the pace quickens and the sound gets louder. After the minute mark Elvis really bears down...and that always means things are gonna change. Now the clapping starts and the backup singers get on top of that..At about 1:35 the triangles start clanging away at which point the revival meeting breaks out. This is the one that really suffers on YouTube, but it's Elvis' Paradise City moment.

    I've got one for The Little Drummer Boy but that's pretty weepy so I'll save that for later / another time.

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    I'll have to ponder further as I'm sure I have many; but for starters I'll go with this:

    To my ears this has the greatest intro of any song ever. Though if I have to pick a 'moment', it would have to be at the end of the last note of the intro (around the 22 second mark), there's a momentary gap before it kicks in to the main riff, and it's perfect
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Nice idea for a thread!

    Appeals to my softer side and for me possibly the best 'love' song ever...

    George Harrison wrote 'Something', some say for Pattie Boyd, who eventually inspired Clapton to write Layla and Wonderful tonight..

    She eventually left George for Eric but appears in this early video offering of this great piece of music..

    At 2:26 she turns to the camera and this melts me every time, I see where she may have inspired both of them

    https://youtu.be/L-Q0LmXe9Ek

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    Such a great song anyway. Mason's version is my favorite with its electric 12 string intro, wall of sound, brilliant guitar solo, and the wistful minor key ending to the vocal. It's on a very underrated album called Mariposa de Oro (1978.)


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    Aw man, when the drums kick in on "In the Air Tonight".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Aw man, when the drums kick in on "In the Air Tonight".
    You want to see somethin'? You can skip all the preamble and jump to around 2:10


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Aw man, when the drums kick in on "In the Air Tonight".
    https://youtu.be/cAK5d9VO1VU

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    Crimson, King...

    Lark's Tongies in Aspic. Part 1, 2, 3 and 4...

    Part 1: https://youtu.be/css7sfgRTns

    Part 2: https://youtu.be/vy3UiXb2uDQ

    Part 3: https://youtu.be/kDj5u-OHQw4

    Part 4: https://youtu.be/x71U5GMtc8o

    And for added measure:

    Heroes:https://youtu.be/JcuXYlzxmF4

    Fripp & Blondie: https://youtu.be/3jw8C2zyYCI

    ProzaKc Blues: https://youtu.be/-LrLS3pgA6o

    :-)

    PS: yep, I can't believe that Deborah Harry has turned 70...yikes!

    PPS: I tried embedding without luck. Anyone have the embed codes? The old ones from that other place don't work...

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    The into, the outro and everything in between. Reportedly the first recorded instance of guitar feedback in a rock and roll song.


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