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Started by gumlygumly on May 18, 2021 12:23:01 PM
'slow bit in the middle' best songs? ...

don' know the corrct precise musical term or genre ...

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gumlygumly - 18 May 2021 12:23:15 (#1 of 50)

what ya got? ...

gumlygumly - 18 May 2021 12:24:08 (#2 of 50)

wolf like me ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxawVMQ02dc ...tv on the radio ...

thisonehasalittlehat - 18 May 2021 12:36:42 (#3 of 50)

Do you mean the middle eight?

thisonehasalittlehat - 18 May 2021 12:37:31 (#4 of 50)

e.g. the middle bit in "We Can Work It Out" by the Beatles where it goes all whooooo and less bippidy-bop?

mingmong - 18 May 2021 12:38:36 (#5 of 50)

or the melancholy sequence in the middle of Blur's Country House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpuh1WE-RVw

the bit between 2.20-2.40

thisonehasalittlehat - 18 May 2021 12:48:46 (#6 of 50)

I mean it's a good point that in the old days when singles were so big and at 45rpm lasted for so long one had to write a song that filled that space without too much monotony thus defining the form of contemporary pop, if that's what you mean? It do think that is what you were saying in your analysis of the perpetual meloncholy of the teen idol.

thisonehasalittlehat - 18 May 2021 12:50:47 (#7 of 50)

Plus it gives Graham Coxon the chance to do the plinky-plonk bits he likes.

HouseOfLametta - 18 May 2021 12:52:36 (#8 of 50)

Another Day by Angela Lansbury.

Paul McCartney.

browserbutton - 18 May 2021 13:07:52 (#9 of 50)

In the middle of Dire Straits' Tunnel of Love it almost grinds to a halt, at the bit where he recalls going to the Spanish City fairground as a kid.

ReverendBlueJeans - 18 May 2021 13:40:24 (#10 of 50)

Question - The Moody Blues. Not a middle 8, just the middle bit of the song, slow & quiet, while beginning and end are turn-up-loud.

ChankNolen - 18 May 2021 15:29:45 (#11 of 50)

I find this style of thread in the music folder quite interesting in a way, its like a group of colour-blind people trying to describe a Jackson Pollock painting.

thisonehasalittlehat - 18 May 2021 15:32:47 (#12 of 50)

Wot like this one?

https://blog.artsper.com/en/a-closer-look/10-things-know-jackson-pollock/

dreams99 - 18 May 2021 15:34:58 (#13 of 50)

I find this style of thread in the music folder quite interesting in a way, its like a group of colour-blind people trying to describe a Jackson Pollock painting.

Do you get punched often?

ChankNolen - 18 May 2021 15:36:13 (#14 of 50)

No. You?

tasselhoff - 18 May 2021 15:43:40 (#15 of 50)

Chank is considerably smarter than yo

Snarlygog - 18 May 2021 15:44:18 (#16 of 50)

Early Sabbath was noted for having a lot of songs with a slow and melodic middle eight, Gumly.

ChankNolen - 18 May 2021 15:48:32 (#17 of 50)

'Chank is considerably smarter than yo'

That doesn't necessarily follow.

HouseOfLametta - 18 May 2021 16:54:39 (#18 of 50)

That's true.

popstar7 - 18 May 2021 20:02:40 (#19 of 50)

212 - Azealia Banks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk

darkhorse - 18 May 2021 20:34:43 (#20 of 50)

The slow bit in the otherwise rather noisy “Celebrated Summer” by Husker Du, about 1 mins 50s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxRwgEN4zU

frantastic - 18 May 2021 20:53:07 (#21 of 50)

‘Indoor Games’ by King Crimson. https://youtu.be/HmH17a1aiHI

TommyDGNR8 - 20 May 2021 11:07:29 (#22 of 50)

The bit of Coleridge in the middle of Maiden's Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Clue - it's not Frost At Midnight.

Dementor - 20 May 2021 12:05:11 (#23 of 50)

If Chank’s point is that some embedded media might be be handy for threads like this, he’d be right.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 12:07:11 (#24 of 50)

I think the main point chank is trying to impress is that he's smarter than everyone else, and the main person he is trying to impress this upon is himself. But I might be mistaken, I suppose.

raymie - 20 May 2021 12:08:28 (#25 of 50)

everybody else knows that you know it's you who's smartest

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 12:13:59 (#26 of 50)

Well, look, I've no idea. Up here the air is too rarefied to think about such things.

Delighted_User - 20 May 2021 12:20:08 (#27 of 50)

In the old days, if someone said something amusing, they might get classic quoted. Nowadays they're asked if they get punched and are accused of showing off. Weird.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 12:32:42 (#28 of 50)

Very good point.

Eligelis - 20 May 2021 12:40:19 (#29 of 50)

We can alway try to get back to those golden times, I suppose. In that spirit I offer the following up for potential CQing:

“Something amusing”

To be on the safe side I actually said out loud “Something amusing” as well as typed it; in case my initial understanding of DUs comment wasn’t literal enough.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 12:42:42 (#30 of 50)

Are you asking to be punched?

Eligelis - 20 May 2021 12:43:43 (#31 of 50)

Yes.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 12:44:06 (#32 of 50)

Now you're just showing off.

Eligelis - 20 May 2021 12:46:37 (#33 of 50)

<grins>

peacalmer - 20 May 2021 13:07:56 (#34 of 50)

Queen, innuendo.

https://youtu.be/g2N0TkfrQhY

2:59 in.

ChankNolen - 20 May 2021 13:16:22 (#35 of 50)

'I think the main point chank is trying to impress is that he's smarter than everyone else'

Again, not really. My point was that its hard to have a discussion about music without (a) some music, or (b) a sufficient shared vocabulary to discuss it in the absence of music. Which in fairness the OP'er themselves recognised in the OP.

Snarlygog - 20 May 2021 14:12:52 (#36 of 50)

You could have said it better instead of coming over like an arrogant Cunt as usual.Do you have a personality condition that we can make allowances for or were you just trying to score points on Gumly ?

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 14:42:12 (#37 of 50)

My point was that its hard to have a discussion about music without (a) some music, or (b) a sufficient shared vocabulary to discuss it in the absence of music.

Oh right, because I thought what you said was: I find this style of thread in the music folder quite interesting in a way, its like a group of colour-blind people trying to describe a Jackson Pollock painting.

Which doesn't seem quite the same, unless you think the colour-blind people simply lack exemplars or a vocabulary to carry out that description. I definitely got the impression you were trying to communicate that posters were somehow incapable of describing the objects under discussion, because they were by analogy colour-blind to mustic, not simply ill-prepared to do so. But I recognise now that was definitely my mistake, probably arising from a lack of shared vocabulary between us.

peacalmer - 20 May 2021 15:49:33 (#38 of 50)

Instrumental break - wordless section between two blocks of the vocals, eg the guitar solo after "wish I'd never been born at all" in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Key change - tonal shift that emphasizes a mood while repeating other aspects of the song eg Michael Jackson's Earth Song to indicate he's REALLY ANGSTY or possibly because Jarvis Cocker is putting him off

Middle eight - a midsection that is vocally and melodically different to the preceding part of the song eg the "oh my lord" section of Boney M's Mary's Boy Child.

Vocal bridge - like the middle eight but talky, eg Boney M's "but with his drinking" exposition in Rasputin.

peacalmer - 20 May 2021 15:52:15 (#39 of 50)

I might've made some or all of that up.

moto748 - 20 May 2021 16:00:15 (#40 of 50)

I think the main point chank is trying to impress is that he's smarter than everyone else, and the main person he is trying to impress this upon is himself. But I might be mistaken, I suppose.

Possibly. But if so, he's hardly the only one.

TommyDGNR8 - 20 May 2021 16:00:37 (#41 of 50)

#36 isn't an "or" question.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 17:00:15 (#42 of 50)

#40 you would think that cos you is fik.

ChankNolen - 20 May 2021 17:36:05 (#43 of 50)

'Oh right, because I thought what you said was: I find this style of thread in the music folder quite interesting in a way, its like a group of colour-blind people trying to describe a Jackson Pollock painting.'

Exactly. My point being, either talk about music using some attempt to use defined musical terms, or post some examples of actual music that might allow people to understand what concept you are groping towards.

But this is why I generally stay out of the music folder.

RosyLovelady - 22 May 2021 10:28:44 (#44 of 50)

Has he gone?

HouseOfLametta - 22 May 2021 11:08:01 (#45 of 50)

I'm just impressed that he has a vocabulary that excludes the words 'slow bit in the middle'.

thisonehasalittlehat - 22 May 2021 11:31:06 (#46 of 50)

I think it was an allusion to phrases like whooooo, bippidy-bop, and plinky-plonk. Which implies he has a poor command of register.

sandy08 - 25 May 2021 22:05:07 (#47 of 50)

About 5 minutes into Roundabout by Yes where they slow down to revisit the acoustic intro with fluttering keyboards and gentle vocals, before the big organ chord and the scratchy riff comes back in.

The second half of the guitar solo in Led Zep's In The Evening - about 30 seconds with chorus/flange guitar in the background, before a big "Oooooh" and then the main riff again.

The other ones that spring to mind if nobody's mentioned them - Suspicious Minds, and Purple's Strange Kind Of Woman.

Eligelis - 25 May 2021 23:20:16 (#48 of 50)

aha - the quiet "in and around the lake" bit.

gumlygumly - 02 Jun 2021 23:45:41 (#49 of 50)

some great links,,,ta for sharing ...BARN BURNER WARNING ...wolf like me ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3yTZQitI0c ...tv on the radio ...

Tinymcsmithy - 03 Jun 2021 02:13:28 (#50 of 50)

SLF’s Barbed Wire Love has an odd slow crooning middle bit.

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