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Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:34 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:And speaking of closers, here's one for Henry: "Thorn Tree In The Garden" is the turd-capper to the otherwise wonderful Layla.

I agree. At least it's easy to skip.
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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby minicat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:37 pm

Cream's attempt at Who-esque cheekiness, "Mother's Lament" on Disreali Gears
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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:41 pm

minicat wrote:
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:"The Lemon Song" is fantastic.
Just for badmouthing it, you need to sign up for Facebook so that I can unfriend you in contempt.


yeah, actually it's ok other than the extended Blueshammer break. but it's the second worst song on the LP either way.

Nope, "Whole Lotta Love " is. But why bother with such a distinction anyway? I mean, are you seriously gonna fault any song for not being as amazing as "What Is And What Should Never Be" or "Ramble On"? 'Cuz that would be foolish. Led Zeppelin II is 8 awesome Led Fucking Zeppelin songs surrounding "Moby Dick".

"Mother's Lament" is short enough that it doesn't bother me too much, but truth be told, I usually turn off Disraeli one track earlier: "Take It Back" is pretty dullsville after the previous four tracks on that side.
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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby david cohen » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:53 pm

I always viewed Mother's Lament as a cute afterthought, rather than a track from an otherwise cohesive album...and it sets up a final idea from the guys when one of them says "Can we do it again?" After 700 mikes of Owsley, I swear they meant the whole album, not just Mother's Lament:)
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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby Galoot » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:21 pm

brentron909 wrote:I just had an argument with my wife about this, but I think "Money" totally kills the mood on Dark Side of the Moon

*ducks*


I'm another that will agree with that--it was the first song I thought of when I read the thread title, actually.

On the otherwise fantastic Mule Variations by Tom Waits, I almost always skip the first song, "Big in Japan".

*also ducks*
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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby Igor » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:39 pm

- Within You and Without You - Sgt. Pepper - Beatles
- Les Boys - Making Movies - Dire Straits
- Fooling Yourself - Styx - Grand Illusion (flame away...)
- The Thin Line - Queensryche - Empire
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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby Marvell » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:03 pm

"Words (Between the Lines of Age)" - Harvest
"Shoo Be Doo" - Candy-O
"The Baby Song" - Flip Your Wig
"Sweet Old World" - Wrecking Ball
The first side of Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
"Creatures of Love" - Little Creatures
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Re: Dubious tracks on otherwise great albums

Postby minicat » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:25 pm

re: "Mother's Lament." I don't hate it, but I would consider it a dubious contribution in the context of Disraeli Gears.

Igor wrote:- Within You and Without You - Sgt. Pepper - Beatles


I've always thought this was one of the few truly revolutionary moments of an album that's been often extremely over-praised due to its cultural impact in the Summer of Drugs. Don't get me wrong, I love it but it's neither a concept album nor a collection of all earth-shatteringly great songs. (It does get demerit points for indirectly helping to drive Brian Wilson over the edge the rest of the way)

Marvell wrote:"Words (Between the Lines of Age)" - Harvest

Not a bad song but a strange ending to that album, I'll give you that. There's a side long version on Journey Through the Past.
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