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Your favorite fade-out outros?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    Getting ready to duck, but I'm not a fan of fade-outs. They're lazy, imho. If a song's good enough, it'll probably end up being played live - in which case an ending has to be worked out anyway!
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  2. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Vehicle - Ides of March
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  3. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    LIVE fadeouts . Rare but soooo cool. Takes balls, planning, listening.
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  4. joealso

    joealso Tele-Meister

    Dec 25, 2012
    East Haddam, CT
    Serious entry: Loan me a Dime - Boz Scaggs w/ Duane Allman. I've always wanted to hear the rest of that solo.

    Less Serious Entry: I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Beatles. Pretty sure the tape simply ran out.
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  5. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    I was going to say something similar. If you're out of fresh ideas, end the song already! Lol
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  6. Knowcaster

    Knowcaster Tele-Holic

    Jun 30, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Here is another vote for "None of the Above". I think every song is best ended by some sort of clever or creative ending. If the last part of the song is good, I want to hear more of it at full volume (like the fade-out solo on Sultans of Swing). If the end of the song sucks, just shut it down already. If you put a gun to my head, I guess I would pick A Day in the Life from Sgt. Peppers - it's really long and gradual, and doesn't detract from the main body of the song. And you are never quite sure when it is over!

    BTW, does anybody know the origin of the fadeout? I assume it has only been since the development of recorded music. Some clever engineer that had to deal with the tape running out before the song ended and decided to roll down the gain so they didn't have to do another take? Writer's block after the last chorus? Technical malfunction that somebody decided sounded cool?
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  7. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    Or old batteries.... ... .. .

  8. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    When you awake-The Band. Also-I feel fine by the Beatles...
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  9. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    I'm also not a fan of fade outs.... but I do like this one. It's hard to appreciate without listening form at least 1:10 on... it's like the "reprise" of a "reprise" all set into song that's only 2:23 in length.

    I also like this one... for the fact that the primary hook (final of many hooks) of the song doesn't kick in until 2:50 and continues through the fade with Lindsey laying down a great counter melody guitar solo....

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  10. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I've always liked Simon and Garfunkel on So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright off the Bridge Over Troubled Water album. During the really long outro Garfunkel sings So Long over and over, you can finally hear Paul and the producer yell "So long already Artie". Just always struck me as funny that they left it in.
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  11. Flash1909

    Flash1909 Tele-Meister

    Mar 11, 2015
    Over The Hills And Far Away

  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    But they are hideously out of tune.
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  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    That’s the great Dean Parks.
    The solos were recorded first then run through the talk box.
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  14. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 24, 2011
    I never noticed that "Not Fade Away" fades out. That adds a whole new level of enjoyment to that song!
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  15. metale

    metale Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Dec 30, 2013

  16. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 12, 2008
    It's Randy Rhoads and the fade out has left me wanting more for 30 years
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  17. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 24, 2012
    Oklahoma, USA
    "Listen to What the Man Said" by Wings
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  18. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Some good choices in here. Good calls on both Beatles I Want You and Zeps Over The Hills.

    I'm not a personal fan of fade outs either, so I'll go a little left field and nominate the Beatles A Day In The Life. That's one hell of a final note!

    A special mention to Meatloafs Bat Out Of Hell too.

  19. Collirem

    Collirem Tele-Meister

    Jun 14, 2011
    Wichita. Kansas
    Sexy Sadie - The Beatles ...... Love the guitar fade out.
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