Extremely Brief Moments of Songs That are All It Takes to Remind You Why You Love a Particular Band

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0:47-0:52 of "No Hands" -- Hot Snakes
1:11-1:14 (just the bass) of "The Headmaster Ritual" -- The Smiths

San Carlos, Wednesday, 2 February 2005 04:37 (sixteen years ago) link

1:00-1:12 of "Total Recall" -- The Sound

San Carlos, Wednesday, 2 February 2005 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Rolling Stones - Loving Cup 2:46-2:58
Neil Young - Hey Hey, My My 2:54-3:00

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 05:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Opening bars of Pavement, "Silence Kit," where the guitar says "???"

daria g (daria g), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 05:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Bother! got my Pave openers mixed up. "Stereo." voila.

daria g (daria g), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 05:30 (sixteen years ago) link

3:20-3:33 of Court and Spark - "Fireworks"
5:02-5:12 of Built to Spill - "Carry the Zero"
1:06-1:20 of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Gulf Shores" (Greatest Palace Music version)
0:08-0:19 of Calexico - "Sonic Wind"
0:12-0:16 of Coldplay - "Clocks" (sue me)
0:34-0:44 of Hank Williams - "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
2:06-2:22 of Medeski Martin & Wood - "Just Like I Pictured It"
1:09-1:28 of Pavement - "Father to a Sister of a Thought"

and my all-time favorite example of this:
3:50-4:18 of Frank Zappa's "San Ber'dino"

Excellent Q, this was great fun

drfunk (DrFunktronic), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 06:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Right after the chorus of Prince's I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man, where it kicks back into the intro riff.

Really, just about any couple seconds in that song. I was listening to it last night and it almost made me cry how gorgeous it was.

whenuweremine (whenuweremine), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 06:09 (sixteen years ago) link

the point where the drums start in galaxie 500's "fourth of july"

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 06:12 (sixteen years ago) link

2:46 - 2:57 of Mineral "Take The Picture Now"

rob mackey (mackey), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 07:26 (sixteen years ago) link

The bit in Low's "Two Step" where Mimi and Alan start harmonising with each other is just exquisite.

Bill A, Wednesday, 2 February 2005 08:30 (sixteen years ago) link

"Is she really going out with him?"

http://www.bestiff.co.uk/images/buy/001-050/buy006/Buy006a.JPG

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 11:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Most recently, I borrowed Nirvana's boxset from a friend and while listening I thought to myself (WTF? now, why did I care about this band way back when?) And then "Ain't it a Shame" the Ledbelly cover came on, and I remembered everything sick, twisted, and fun that I loved about these dudes many moons ago.

darin (darin), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 17:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Kitchens of Distinction - "Drive That Fast" and "Hammer" (The codas, dude! The codas!)

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 18:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually, that's a bit too long...there's a brief part nearly three minutes into "What Happens Now?" (right before "Where's the ache of freedom? Where's the Devil's whispers?") where Julian Swales sounds like he's reeling in a fucking marlin with his guitar.

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 18:28 (sixteen years ago) link

0:10-0:25 of "Australia" -- The Kinks

I'm going to listen to these responses.

San Carlos, Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:03 (sixteen years ago) link

2:59 into "Coldest Day of the Year" by COP MOTHER SHOOT FUCKING COP

A weird sequence of squelchy sample burp out in front of Phil Puleo's martial snare, Tod leans into the mic whilst Jack Natz pins down the skewed, circular bassline...."THE EARTH WHICH FED YOU NOW CONSUMES YOU THE EARTH WHICH FED YOU NOW CONSUMES YOU THE EARTH WHICH FED YOU NOW CONSUMES YOU THE. EARTH. WHICH. FED. YOU. NOW. CONSUMES. YOU!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:40 (sixteen years ago) link

GOD i love that.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:40 (sixteen years ago) link

00:30 into "Money is Not Our God" by Killing Joke.

It's a sort've cliched entrance as a guitar player, but at the thirty second mark, after the bass, drums and a hacking, coughing Jaz Coleman have already introduced themselves, Geordie slides his pick down the strings before launching into the riff.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Opening bars of Pavement, "Silence Kit," where the guitar says "???"

Bother! got my Pave openers mixed up. "Stereo." voila.

I think it is "Silence Kit," though. If we're thinking of the same moment. (Which I love, too.)

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:45 (sixteen years ago) link

06:47 into "The Prophet's Song" by Queen

Rising like a vexed Valkyrie out of a monsoon of flaming guitars, Freddie Mercury channels the fury of a damned soul...

"GOD GIVE YOU THE GRACE TO PURGE THIS PLACE AND PEACE ALL AROUND WILL BE YOUR FORTUNE!"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:48 (sixteen years ago) link

00:01 to 00:03 of "Kennedy" by the Wedding Present.

Urgently strummed guitar ushering in a cavalcade of souped-up, guitar-powered steamrollers.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:58 (sixteen years ago) link

01:17 into "Jahya" by Skinny Puppy

The sound of God putting his foot down.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 21:00 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

Thread premise is close enough to what i'm looking for that I won't start a new one.

Like, 'Last Splash' by the Breeders was the first album I bought on CD (out of a fucking *vending machine* at a movie theater). I have all these residual impressions of 'Last Splash' and its production that are probably negated if 'Cannonball' starts on the downbeat of the first verse and I'm only now realizing that what I've generally considered the aura of 'Last Splash' highly concentrated in the initial seconds of 'Cannonball'.

A false start, a very musical mic check- it's a really unclear sequence of gestures without which the Breeders would merely have been a waaaay above average garage band. It's the purest distillation of Last Splash, by extension also Bredders, 90's alt rock.

Other examples?

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 04:19 (one week ago) link

Let's say, Extremely Brief Moments of Songs That are All It Takes to Remind You Why You Love a Particular Band

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 04:24 (one week ago) link

Maybe not quite what you're thinking of, but it always amuses me how, for a couple of years, it was de rigueur to end your alt-rock song with a blast of atonal guitar feedback. Like it was just impossible for the guitarist to mute the strings at the end of the song, but had to give way to the waves of super-alternative, crushing distortion.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 05:01 (one week ago) link

00:12 - 00:22 of Meringue by Moose, off Honeybee

fbclid=fhAZ3l (f. hazel), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 05:13 (one week ago) link

00:22 - 00:25 of Waiting Room

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:53 (one week ago) link

10:40 - 11:27

"Some who did not fight
Brought tales of old to light
My Rocinante sailed by night
On her final flight

To the heart of Cygnus' fearsome force
We set our course
Spiralled through that timeless space
To this immortal place"

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:26 (one week ago) link


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