Favourite Song of All-Time?

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Xerxes, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Zarklephaser Registered Senior Member

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    Those are both excellent songs. I am a card-carrying member of the very small percentage of people that prefers John's solo career over anything the Beatles ever did.
     
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  3. Zarklephaser Registered Senior Member

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    So what is your song of the day, Fraggle?
     
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  5. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Okay, something more recent for today:

    "Saint Teresa" by Joan Osborne.

    When her debut album came out, commercial radio was a little slow to pick up on "One of Us." The even more offbeat "Saint Teresa" (a waltz with mandolin accompaniment) was getting lots of college radio play and eventually made it onto the more adventurous updial stations. "One of Us" is a great song too, but it's a shame that once it became popular this one was exiled back to college radio.
     
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    And for today...

    "Yo' Mama" by Frank Zappa, from the "Sheik Yerbouti" double LP.

    It's about twelve minutes of every kind of rock and a few other types of music, but don't call it a jam. It's as disciplined as music gets, every note is right where it should be and there's lots of tight ensemble playing with quick transitions.

    Everything that characterized his music is there: whimsical lyrics, cerebral rhymes, long complicated themes, rich dynamics, unexpected instrumentation, and top musicians from every genre falling all over each other for a chance to play in his band. This track is one of Zappa's best, but it's also a good overview of Zappaology. And, recorded at the very end of the Progressive Rock era, it's also a good overview of prog rock--which would probably still be alive if Frank Zappa were.
     
  8. Tyler N. Registered Senior Member

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    I can't say all time, but genre wise:
    Favorite Old school Rock: dogs, Pink Floyd
    Favorite Jazz: Take Five, dave brubeck
    Favorite fusion: 21st century schizoid man, king crimson
    favorite Black metal: Det Som Engang Var, burzum
    Favorite other metal: Crystal mountain, death
    Favorite modern slow song: Morning bell, radiohead
    Favorite chill out and close eyes song: Triad (the three songs, not the one), tool

    WHy? well, dogs is really good because it takes you on a journey, and is highly effective in a minimalist way. Take five is just so smooth and cool. 21st century Schizoid Man is really the type of song where it grips you and doesn't let up until it ends, and you are amazed by how much innovativeness wen't on in those six minutes. What can one say about Det som engang var? This is perhaps what I would use as an example of the perfect song. It grabs your emotions, not your mind, and just holds on for 18 minutes. It doesn't seem long or epic at all, though. You are sad that it is over. Crystal mountain has a really cool sound to it, like the soundtrack to an epic battle. Morning Bell is just beautiful. And Triad so relaxing but gripping at the same time.
     
  9. Tyler N. Registered Senior Member

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    ???
     
  10. candy Valued Senior Member

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    Bridge Over Troubled Water
     
  11. Cottontop3000 Death Beckoned Registered Senior Member

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    I think Fraggle Rocker is cracking up. These past few days he(?) has been acting different. Are you okay Fraggle?

    Back on topic, another contender is Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
     
  12. Zarklephaser Registered Senior Member

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    You should check out the book Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock by Jim DeRogatis, an opinionated music critic with a penchant for psych-rock like you seem to have. I cannot say that I have read it, but I have been through a couple of his other books, and I can recommend his writing for a quick, leisurely read on anything from music history to pop culture.
     
  13. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Yeah, I'm okay. At least I think so.

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    What have I been saying that's out of character? Depending on the thread, you can catch me pontificating, hurling insults, or being sentimental. Seems pretty normal for me.

    For today, my favorite song is "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I could never figure out why that one didn't get as much airplay as their other six or seven that were always in heavy rotation.
     
  14. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Oh I see. I was answering a question somebody posted on another forum about some funny looking "worms" on his windowsill that had little feet. I have no idea how it got here. Let's see if I can move it.
     
  15. Cottontop3000 Death Beckoned Registered Senior Member

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    Maybe so. It just seemed to me like you got a little manic all of a sudden a few days ago. More posts than usual in a short period of time. I'm probably off though. I don't really know what caught my attention, to be honest.

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    For me, today, When Doves Cry by Prince.
     
  16. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I had an audition with a band that needs a bassist last week. I've been doing nothing but practicing (and going to work of course, there seems to be no way around that) for a while to get ready. Now that it's over I'm catching up with the rest of the universe. I won't know whether I get the gig until the middle of May. I'll have to start practicing again before then so that if I do get it I'll be able to play.

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  17. Cottontop3000 Death Beckoned Registered Senior Member

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    Good luck with it. I hope you get it. As to not having to work, it's not all it's cracked up to be. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Or, maybe it's just the depression that I wouldn't recommend. Probably.

    Another good one by Prince: Pussy Control.
     
  18. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement.

    For today: "Box of Rain" by the Grateful Dead. A forgotten gem among the many hits on "American Beauty." One of the few songs written by bassist Phil Lesh. The bizarre chords, the totally stoned singing, the flower-child love-and-peace lyrics. . . this is acid rock without the electronic effects.
     
  19. Winner of Discontent i am a banana Registered Senior Member

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    I concur! that's my favorite zeppelin tune. =)

    as for my own, Most of the Time by Bob Dylan.

    Now I do have to say, I have a cover of this song that is more fetching to me. A woman vocalist with one of those voices that's smoky and sweet and can touch your soul (idk tho who it is, need to question the pal I got it from on that one). But Dylan wrote it, and he is my favorite song writer. It's a love song but can be applied to life in general in my opinion. It truly embodies how I feel...erm most of the time lol. The cover really got me because unlike Dylan's version, the woman really captures the essence of emotion in the lyrics.
     
  20. Kaiser Stormhawk Registered Member

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    Mine's "Allstar", by smashmouth.

    Remember, that omni-present sickening song around 1999-2000 that you heard wherever you were, whether it was on the radio, TV, or anywhere.
     
  21. Neo-Nuttyfish Registered Member

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    Aww...I need a couple, since I have different favourite songs and none of them are number one in my mind.

    Guns n' Roses - Paradise City; (note: Dudish only has Paradise as his favourite song because I listen to it way too much. He prefers Sweet Child o' Mine. And the solo in PC sucks) since it epitomises everything great about rock n' roll, is the perfect anthem and works all the time, every time.

    Pantera - Cowboys From Hell; since it's perfect metal, with a perfect riff and perfect words to boot.

    Aerosmith - Cryin'; since it's sooooooooo brilliantly done.

    And the others: GnR - Civil War, Children of Bodom - Needled 24/7, Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone, Ludovico Einaudi - Le Onde, Uematsu - FFX's Ending
     
  22. Zarklephaser Registered Senior Member

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    Good job. You win this thread.
     
  23. thedevilsreject Registered Senior Abuser Registered Senior Member

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    although i like them immensly i dont think that a song by the smiths is the best song of all time
     

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