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#21 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:21 PM

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Them Bones - AIC - Dirt

Jerry described it as slamming your head into the dashboard...yeah that sounds about right.

Try waking someone up to this with it cranked to 10...they'll piss themselves.

No real intro to it either. Just Layne screaming "AH!" right away. Very unique way to start a song.

But the guitar and drums crash at the exact same time, so the scream feels more like a physical collision.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:29 PM

scuttle buttin - SRV - couldn't stand the weather. jarring in a good way...that opening riff is slick as hell and jaw dropping. in one riff you know this is gonna be some good shit.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:00 PM

Battery and Fight Fire With Fire for their acoustic intros by Metallica especially Battery for the Latin flavor.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:52 PM

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View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 12 June 2018 - 10:50 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2018 - 10:38 PM, said:

I always thought "Feeling Gravity's Pull" was an odd song, especially for an album opener.



Had never heard it before, but that is indeed a curious tune.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:11 AM

View PostReRushed, on 13 June 2018 - 11:52 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 13 June 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 12 June 2018 - 10:50 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2018 - 10:38 PM, said:

I always thought "Feeling Gravity's Pull" was an odd song, especially for an album opener.



Had never heard it before, but that is indeed a curious tune.

R.E.M. are so perf they are da best my bois :heart: Have you heard anything else from them!?
Everything.

I was talking to Entre btw.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:48 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 15 June 2018 - 03:11 AM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 13 June 2018 - 11:52 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 13 June 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 12 June 2018 - 10:50 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2018 - 10:38 PM, said:

I always thought "Feeling Gravity's Pull" was an odd song, especially for an album opener.



Had never heard it before, but that is indeed a curious tune.

R.E.M. are so perf they are da best my bois :heart: Have you heard anything else from them!?
Everything.

I was talking to Entre btw.
Whoops. Still have everything.

#27 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 02:37 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 15 June 2018 - 03:11 AM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 13 June 2018 - 11:52 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 13 June 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 12 June 2018 - 10:50 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2018 - 10:38 PM, said:

I always thought "Feeling Gravity's Pull" was an odd song, especially for an album opener.



Had never heard it before, but that is indeed a curious tune.

R.E.M. are so perf they are da best my bois :heart: Have you heard anything else from them!?
Everything.

I was talking to Entre btw.

I have

Life's Rich Pageant
Green (which I never listen to, didn't really care for much of it when I first got it)
Out Of Time
Automatic For The People

I have also heard

Murmur
Document

both of which are probably the top contenders for my favorite REM album.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:03 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 15 June 2018 - 02:37 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 15 June 2018 - 03:11 AM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 13 June 2018 - 11:52 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 13 June 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 12 June 2018 - 10:50 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2018 - 10:38 PM, said:

I always thought "Feeling Gravity's Pull" was an odd song, especially for an album opener.



Had never heard it before, but that is indeed a curious tune.

R.E.M. are so perf they are da best my bois :heart: Have you heard anything else from them!?
Everything.

I was talking to Entre btw.

I have

Life's Rich Pageant
Green (which I never listen to, didn't really care for much of it when I first got it)
Out Of Time
Automatic For The People

I have also heard

Murmur
Document

both of which are probably the top contenders for my favorite REM album.

Ahh, tbh Green is my fav R.E.M. album.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:38 PM





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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:49 AM

Iron Maiden- Aces High

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:06 PM

Bowie - Low, Young Americans,Outside

Just for the new sound he had then.

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:55 AM

Maybe not the most jarring, but "Going for the One" off of "Going for the One" by Yes is the one that stands out to me.  That pedal steel guitar intro was so "UnYes_like" when compared to the material on "Relayer" and "TFTO" that I couldn't help but love it right off the bat.

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

"The music is reversible, but time is not..."

I'm gonna go with Fire On High by ELO. Slightly comical by today's standards, but back in the day of concerns of album back-masking, I'm sure it raised Hell ( :fury: :lol: ) with lots of parents. I remember reaching for the volume knob on my stereo the first time I heard it so my folks wouldn't freak out.

Somewhat OT, the album ender on Kiss's Black Diamond was a bit unsettling. I thought the belt drive on my turntable broke. Now, it just kinda makes me think about the movie Trick Or Treat.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:42 PM

Invaders by Iron Maiden.  Arguably the worst song on their best album.  The B side Total Eclipse is a much better song.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 01 July 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

Invaders by Iron Maiden.  Arguably the worst song on their best album.  The B side Total Eclipse is a much better song.

Agree that it's jarring, but I like it.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:07 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 01 July 2018 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 01 July 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

Invaders by Iron Maiden.  Arguably the worst song on their best album.  The B side Total Eclipse is a much better song.

Agree that it's jarring, but I like it.
I thought about that track as well for this thread.  Jarring is a perfect word.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:59 PM

View Postinvisible airwave, on 13 June 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

Battery and Fight Fire With Fire for their acoustic intros by Metallica especially Battery for the Latin flavor.

and Hit The Lights, for sheer volume and speed and organized chaos

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:22 PM

View PostMusicHead, on 16 June 2018 - 03:49 AM, said:

Iron Maiden- Aces High

Great opener but jarring or surprising don't come to mind for me with that song.

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:52 PM

I found this jarring



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:58 PM

Mustapha - Queen





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