Beautiful little parts of songs.

Started by Glebe, November 16, 2021, 10:43:18 AM

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Glebe

Intro to the Velvets' 'Sweet Jane'.

Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train', gorgeous coda.

Suicidal Tendencies' 'I Wasn't Meant to Feel This/Asleep at the Wheel', nice little breakdown during the solo.

Tori Amos' 'Hotel', lovely synth-brass send off.

Millions more examples of course. Join in!

markburgle

I think the post-solo section in the Manics' Kevin Carter is under-rated. Never seen it given the praise it deserves but for such a lyric-focused band it's such a moving section of purely emotive, wordless expression:

https://youtu.be/hLDr0QNCUd4?t=107

Kankurette

On the subject of Tori, whenever I listen to Little Earthquakes, I always fast forward to the 'give me life, give me pain, give me myself again' bit (approx 3:57 in).

Pancake

The coda to For Martha where the piano reprises but resolves on a different note, accompanied by a guitar, feels like relief and peace

https://youtu.be/MOklrfRoCfQ?t=350

pupshaw

First to post a Beatles moment

The harmonies in Yes It Is. You can pick out George and Paul's parts distinctly and to me it's slightly uncanny to hear such well known distinctive voices as part of a greater whole.
It's one of those magical moments

https://youtu.be/acWj7M0-9rY?t=17

pigamus

The piano on One Better Day by Madness

Ron Maels Moustache

On the second verse of Low's "In The Drugs" when everything drops out except vocals and banjo - spine-tingling.

https://youtu.be/llyQpUVqKiU?t=141

The Crumb

Lovely Low choice.

The self harmonizing on the second verse of Grouper's Headache  https://youtu.be/3322M2ugWp8?t=180

The icy guitar line and strings in Modest Mouse's Life Like Weeds. You can feel the chill in the air https://youtu.be/kDGey3jh2X0?t=57

purlieu

Quote from: markburgle on November 16, 2021, 12:04:12 PM
I think the post-solo section in the Manics' Kevin Carter is under-rated. Never seen it given the praise it deserves but for such a lyric-focused band it's such a moving section of purely emotive, wordless expression:

https://youtu.be/hLDr0QNCUd4?t=107
Amazing moment, especially given that it's James harmonising with himself. It's such a short song and I love that it's just stretched out to normal length by a trumpet solo and a long "ahhh ahhh oooh" section that were very un-Manicsy at this point in their career.

It's my favourite piece of music ever, and I think a significant part of that is because of this exact section. The Future Sound of London's 'My Kingdom (Part 1)', from 3:41. The breathy synth melody is utterly gorgeous, but the way it breaks down afterwards into near silence, before the Mary Hopkin vocal sample comes in, as if through a bank of fog... it's beautiful, and just the most brilliantly structured musical moment I've ever heard. It's nearly two minutes, which is a touch more than a 'little part' I suppose, although in context of an 11 minute track, maybe less so. It's 25 years since I first heard it and it still gives me goosebumps sometimes.

The synth chords in the second verse of Wire's 'The 15th' are stunning and my favourite part of the track.

Pancake

An obvious one but the gossamer, almost-not-there guitar solo in Golden Brown about 2:09s in

The Dog

Intro to wild ones by Suede, before the singing cuts in. Maybe that's boring, sorry I am quite boring. Love that bit.

Quote from: The Dog on November 17, 2021, 11:44:13 AM
Intro to wild ones by Suede, before the singing cuts in. Maybe that's boring, sorry I am quite boring. Love that bit.

With you on that.  Brett's overly loud and eager vocals are a real mood killer when they come in.

Spiteface

Quote from: purlieu on November 17, 2021, 12:57:01 AM
Amazing moment, especially given that it's James harmonising with himself. It's such a short song and I love that it's just stretched out to normal length by a trumpet solo and a long "ahhh ahhh oooh" section that were very un-Manicsy at this point in their career.

You could tell James was into writing music with room to breathe in it. Maybe if Richey stayed and they continued in the direction of The Holy Bible, Kevin Carter would have turned out very different.

I'd have failed if I didn't use this thread to mention the coda to My Bloody Valentine's Honey Power:

https://youtu.be/Xf1QvWExqPI

Poobum

The whole build up to this bit of Laibach - Italia is brilliant, but then it just rises up.

The ending of Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien is heavenly.

https://youtu.be/f-Eu5ZvcLb0?t=233

Particularly that sublime final chord...

bgmnts

My Cat Stevens would be this one:

https://youtu.be/mVUS6G__6Vk?t=64

And of course Rush has so many for me as there's usually a beautiful moment in one of their songs but these 20 seconds in 2112:

https://youtu.be/k5myuLXSl-Y?t=38

Glebe

Quote from: pupshaw on November 16, 2021, 09:05:33 PMFirst to post a Beatles moment

George's 'Long Long Long', that emotive, ghosly final chord (Gm7). Ian McDonald called it the most "resonant" chord in their entire discography in his cracking book Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties.

Paul Calf

Portishead, It Could Be Sweet (Dummy album version), 3:27. Beth sighs.


The sweetest, most beautiful moment of the 1990s.

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SpiderChrist

Band On The Run, the 12 string guitars that precede the "Well the rain exploded with a mighty crash" bit. Sounds like the sun coming out.

The brass section break in The Jam's Boy About Town.

Trombone solos generally, but specifically the ones in Parliament's P Funk Wants To Get Funked Up -
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Chairmen of the Board's Finder's Keepers
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and Dexy's Plan B


SweetPomPom

Quote from: Darles Chickens on November 17, 2021, 05:32:03 PMWith you on that.  Brett's overly loud and eager vocals are a real mood killer when they come in.
Quote from: The Dog on November 17, 2021, 11:44:13 AMIntro to wild ones by Suede, before the singing cuts in. Maybe that's boring, sorry I am quite boring. Love that bit.

Bernard's harmonics and all that? It's nice, I've always had a spot for the Living Dead intro too.

There's a great post-Bickers House Of Love track called Yer Eyes that has a lovely breakdown at the midway point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLajjn1qvJk

Glebe

Quote from: Pancake on November 17, 2021, 11:43:21 AMAn obvious one but the gossamer, almost-not-there guitar solo in Golden Brown about 2:09s in

Possibly my favourite song ever, guess I didn't mention it because I was kinda bringing up what I thought was quirkier stuff or whatever, but sure let's be having the lovely piano break in The Jam's 'Carnation', bit of a nostalgic London pub piano vibe about it!

phantom_power

Quote from: pigamus on November 16, 2021, 09:28:17 PMThe piano on One Better Day by Madness

For me it's the "the feeling of arriving, when you've nothing left to lose" bit, though the whole song is magnificent

Pancake

The backing ooooooooohs during the chorus of Australia by the MSPs

Glebe

Neil Young and Pearl Jam doing 'Rockin' in the Free World' at the 1993 MTV Music Awards, Young does this little riff at the end that always stuck in my head because I am weird.

famethrowa

Quote from: Darles Chickens on November 17, 2021, 10:12:19 PMThe ending of Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien is heavenly.

https://youtu.be/f-Eu5ZvcLb0?t=233

Particularly that sublime final chord...


Yes, lovely. I like how the song calms down and settles into the ending, it's a tritone progression so it "shouldn't" work but it sounds like a graceful alien spaceship setting down for the evening.


Excellent part of Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil, after the last chorus the brass "solo" comes in and the song switches to widescreen: a dusty infinite road going on forever through the far outback.
https://youtu.be/ejorQVy3m8E?t=244


The first minute and a half of Telegraph Road by Dire Straits, a wonderful programmatic description of a day starting. Total darkness, a lonely whistle as guitar notes creak and swell, a gently cascading piano and then bam, the sun hits the sky and we're off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TTAXENxbM0

danwho9

The intro of Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space (and just the whole song in general really) gets me every time.

badaids

Quote from: SpiderChrist on November 18, 2021, 11:51:43 AMTrombone solos generally


You might like this then if you don't know it.  The whole thing is beautiful, but there's a great trombone solo in it.  There are loads of live covers of it on You Tube too, so loads of versions.


Nearly everything the Tindersticks has ever done is incredibly beautiful, but the ending of For Those (about 4m16) on their live Bloomsbury album I think about every day.


Deliciousbass

The strings swelling in this Nina Nastasia song (about 2.30 in):

Brundle-Fly

The bee buzz at 0:43 in XTC's Summer's Cauldron.

danwho9

Quote from: Brundle-Fly on November 23, 2021, 11:00:41 PMThe bee buzz at 0:43 in XTC's Summer's Cauldron.


That and the transition from Summer's Cauldron into Grass.