What's THAT song doing there?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by edvard, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Macrogats

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    There are dozens I could list, but Quest For Fire off Ironmaidens Piece Of Mind album totally sucked imo. I used to always skip it to get the the excellent final track - To Tame A Land. :cool:
     
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    I'm just going by my "failing" memory, but wasn't the Tubular Bells part just one side of the disc?
    BTW.....Tubular Bells is FANTASTIC!!!!!
     
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    In what way is that radically different from their other songs?
     
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    Don't know yet but I'll check 'em out. ;)
     
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    I'm not sure this says about me.. some of the songs mentioned here are my favorites from the albums :confused:

    Tubular Bells was just the name of the album, there is no song with that title. The part most people are familiar with (from the Exorcist) is the very beginning of the album... aptly titled "Introduction" ;)

    IMO that album is quite an accomplishment, considering it was recorded when Mike Oldfield was just 19 years old... and released days after his 20th birthday.
     
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    Just to elaborate a bit.....I dug out my CD copy.....(it would take an hour to find my vinyl LP to compare) On the CD, the listings say simply Part One, and Part Two....corresponding to the LP sides. Part One is what is commonly associated with The Exorcist. HOWEVER, toward the end of Part One, (in the liner notes) is the section actually called Tubular Bells. This is where the announcer comes in, introducing the instruments.
    Yes, Mike Oldfield made quite an accomplishment first time out, and at a young age. It's also amazing that there are many live videos of him performing Tubular Bells with relatively small groups. IMHO, Tubular Bells is a timeless work of genius.
     
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    Where did that come from? It's not the Police I saw live.
    They were fun.
    As to Tubular Bells, that is spooky.
    IMHO I found Oldfield's music " creepy." JMHO
     
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    and I bet the rest of the albums would be fine
     
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    Warning... Canadian content... :lol:

    Originally off their "2 for the show" album... then re-mastered for "Hot Shots" 3 years later... and released as a single at that time. I agree... that song did not seem to fit anything else Trooper did... other than the guitar solo which (IMO) was fabulous.

    Sticking to Canada... a group from Windsor Ontario in the late 70's called TEAZE.
    They were a hard rocking, high energy, dual guitar group who's biggest hit was a pseudo country(ish) song called "Sweet Misery".

    Fans bought tickets thinking they sounded like this...



    and got this for an hour and a half instead....

     
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    Yeah, it's a long intro to the next song, but still...
     
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    Mother's Lament, Cream - Disraeli Gears. I'll listen to it, but its not their usual stuff.
     
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    Though, in the context of the whole album, it fit perfectly. And in a perfect minor chord!
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Ah.
     
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    Love Stinks by the J Geils Band - the rest of the album rocks!

    Also they didn't think love stinks when they recorded "Love-I-Tis" on an earlier album.
     
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    This whole album was an anomaly for Neil.

     
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    And the previous album, Trans, wasn't?

     
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    That’s my favorite song from that album.
    Love that “Heart & Soul” chord progression.
     
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    Well, you have a valid point there. I am a big fan, but for some reason, never bought the “Trans” album.

    I think Neil got bored with the SOS, and explored different styles, which is commendable in my book. He is definitely resilient, and perhaps, the best curveball pitcher in music.

     
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    It is a great song, just isn't in the same vein IMO as the rest of the album. It is my favorite Zeppelin album. I love The Song Remains the Same and The Rain Song.

    I just thought of another - Industrial Disease by Dire Straits on Love Over Gold. It's upbeat; not all dark and brooding like the rest of the album.
     
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