What's THAT song doing there?

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  1. edvard

    edvard Tele-Afflicted

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    Name a (usually single) track that's totally askew/off-the-wall not only for the album, but the artists themselves; that track that you usually skip over because it's the musical equivalent of a blackberry seed in your dentures. A piano ballad by a Death Metal band, a free-jazz skronkfest from a Country trio, J-Pop performed by a Reggae ensemble, or how about...

    A slightly unhinged Oedipus Complex rant in 7/8 time from an '80s pop band... :confused:



    My boss had this song buried somewhere in a 3-hour mix on her iPod that she plays as background noise aside from the shuffle and hum of copy machines. I had to look it up later. Imagine my surprise when I saw who it was... :eek:
     
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    That one could easily be forgiven if skipped over.
     
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    Extreme, More than words. We sold a ton of the Pornografitti album when it came out because of that single, the title should have been a clue!

     
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    I've never really liked Thorn Tree in the Garden as the last track on the Layla album. I think I understand why it's there, but I usually skip it.
     
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    Call me strange, I like that mother song. :)
     
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    Motorhead have three that spring to mind.

    Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me, which jars and could easily be used in a child protection video. It brings home the horrors of the subject in no uncertain terms.
    1916. Written from the perspective of a working class grunt during WWI. It has a clumsy simplicity.
    One More Freakin'<sp> Time. A ballad in true Motorhead style. Actually one of my favourite Motorhead songs. Freakin' is of course, Eff You Sea Kay Eye Enn Gee.

    There are others within the discography, but those are the standouts to me.
     
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    My World, the last track on the Use Your Illusions II by GnR. And it’s an abomination to me.
     
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    I think it is a very powerful statement. One of my favorites from Layla.
     
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    Not as bad as the old days when an album had the one hit and the rest of it was garbage.
     
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    I always thought Zeppelin's D'yer Maker on Houses of the Holy was out of place with the rest of the music on the album.
     
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    Black Sabbath - Changes. Why? "FX" is also on the Volume IV album, it always seemed like FX may have started as a joke and they forgot to delete it before printing the albums but Changes seems intentional.
     
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    "A Wasted Life" at the end of Long After Dark. Blech. Not a good Petty track if you ask me.
     
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    After Peter Gabriel left Genesis, there was usually one "sore thumb" song on subsequent Genesis albums, and then when Steve Hackett exited, it occurred more often. This one from And Then There Were Three was one I usually skipped.....it's not AWFUL......just out of context.
     
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    Tubular Bells
     
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    Isn't that the whole album?
     
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    Do not adjust your set.

     
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    “Six Broken Soldiers” from the King’s X album Faith Hope Love. It’s got the big Beatles-esque chorus but against glorious drop-d crunchfests like “It’s Love,” “I Just Can’t Help It” and “We Were Born to be Loved” it seems like an odd inclusion.

    Phil X and the Drills’ inclusion of a piano song like “Swatted Fly” on the otherwise short and manic album We Bring the Rock n Roll was kind of weird, too.
     
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    I saw this on the web a few weeks ago (was it on TDPRI?) and love it:

    Mongol Metal!

     
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