Most time-efficient guided by voices song

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"demons are real" feels pretty damn complete for a :49 song. do any do better than that with less than a minute to work with?

aog208, Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

"do any do," what a terribly awkward turn of phrase, well done, Me!

aog208, Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

evil speakers

Zeno, Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

noted, but the best part of evil speakers is when it segues into watch me jumpstart

aog208, Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

father logic sometimes gets cosmic,you know

Zeno, Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hit.

ithappens, Sunday, 12 September 2010 14:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

surprisingly there aren't many <1min tunes outside of alien lanes, just tons of 1-2min ones

"quicksilver" from pollard's first solo album was the first that came to mind but it's 1:07 whoops

ciderpress, Sunday, 12 September 2010 14:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Cigarette Tricks" (0:18! that closes the thread I guess) and "Pimple Zoo" (0:42) both have hooks and I honestly love them

V79, Sunday, 12 September 2010 17:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hit.

― ithappens, Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:11 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark


otm

the mid- '80s vein of hellmusic we love to hate (bernard snowy), Sunday, 12 September 2010 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

you're not an airplane iirc

outback bumfuc (electricsound), Sunday, 12 September 2010 23:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tropical Robots is a pretty sweet 51 seconds...

ColinO, Monday, 13 September 2010 17:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

'Hey Aardvark' is great, that's also 0:51.

Gavin in Leeds, Monday, 13 September 2010 20:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

"pimple zoo" - pretty much a rock opera with multiple sections in 42 seconds.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 13 September 2010 20:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

(also one of my fave gbv songs, period.)

fact checking cuz, Monday, 13 September 2010 20:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

indian fables from fast japanese spin cycle is under a minute. gorgeous.

tylerw, Monday, 13 September 2010 20:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Cigarette Tricks" (0:18! that closes the thread I guess)

on 2nd thought - thats the correct answer for this thread.
it's one of Pollard's best songfs actually.

also - we can all agree that all or at least most GBV under one minute songs are great.

lock thread.

Zeno, Monday, 13 September 2010 20:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Monday, 13 September 2010 21:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

i did suggest in the opening post that songs discussed be under one minute, but I actually would be interested to know what people interpret as "time-efficient" in terms of song structure and harmonic content without limiting it to a very specific number of seconds. for instance, i don't know many bands like GBV that have either the chutzpah or the compositional chops to cycle through a sort of verse-bridge-chorus structure without repeating anything. this durchkomponiert approach is pretty uncommon in pop music.

Flergblergtennis (aog208), Saturday, 18 September 2010 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

to clarify: when i say "pop music" i mean that as opposed to "classical," or "traditional," i.e. folk songs or lieder

Flergblergtennis (aog208), Saturday, 18 September 2010 21:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

i leap toward the south yeah
and attempt to burn my bridges
way down to the equator
and back up north with the wind
i'm traveling and last i heard
twelve sad stories
from disciples of the sun
so we rang the bell and fired the gun
to worship the perfect and sometimes cruel
impartiality of the sun

having taken an actual journalism class (contenderizer), Saturday, 18 September 2010 21:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Favorite short GBV song - "The Ascended Master's Grog Shop", 50 something seconds i think but a lot of it is dramatic silence

erasingclouds, Saturday, 18 September 2010 21:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

^ this is a song

having taken an actual journalism class (contenderizer), Saturday, 18 September 2010 21:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

aog208 you're right about their restraint in regards to repetition. Its probably the most revolutionary part about them musically. It probably has something to do with them building many of their songs over recycled jam sessions, so they just work with what is there.

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 20 September 2010 02:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

you're not an airplane iirc

― outback bumfuc (electricsound), Sunday, September 12, 2010 7:28 PM (1 week ago)

otm

kellspolaris (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 September 2010 03:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

"your name is wild" ("and i'll say now to you, so what the useless paid in town; you chose me to reach for the nomads / hooray for the day!"): and i'll pay the angels to give you my charm / you are safer now. "god" knows it, too :)

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 12 October 2018 00:35 (two months ago) Permalink


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