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(New Musical Express)   The 10 Most Epic Outros in Rock   (nme.com) divider line 194
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2012-07-07 11:29:26 PM
Presence was always the least appreciated Led Zeppelin album. Can you believe the group is over 40 years old, and was basically done when Reagan came to office?

//lawn..get off
 
2012-07-07 11:32:12 PM
YES - Starship Trooper
Wurm is epic.
 
2012-07-07 11:32:24 PM

CigaretteSmokingMan: Yes


Although technically two songs, I would go with Long Distance Runaround/The Fish That had a lot of other good tracks during that era that would probably qualify too.
 
2012-07-07 11:32:40 PM
Pantera's Floods is the ultimate outro.
 
2012-07-07 11:38:45 PM

This Face Left Blank: I wish I was hip enough to understand wtf that means.


Heh, you must have missed this one. I'm generally up on most Brit lingo, but this had me baffled:

It wouldn't be this week without a mention of the 'Roses. Every one of their gigs ever [subs to check] has finished with this frugfest where Mani's bouncing bass, Reni's splashing beats and John Squire's power-chording poses send the band towards a gurning baggy future. Ian's popped out for a Tizer.

Anyone care to translate?
 
2012-07-07 11:41:01 PM
 
2012-07-07 11:45:14 PM
One of my favorites is Natalie Merchant's "I May Know The Word"

Link
 
2012-07-07 11:47:31 PM

Pincy: List fails big time without "Comfortably Numb".


I'll see your "Comfortably Numb" and raise you one outtro to Pigs, which utterly destroys any other Pink Floyd outtro (even "Have A Cigar"). FFWD to about 9:30, those of you not looking for 11 full minutes of prog rock...
 
2012-07-07 11:50:34 PM
Came for a mention of November Rain. Thank you, Fark. You are my psychological validation.
 
2012-07-07 11:51:04 PM
I vote Down by the River, Neil Young. I don't think there was a more amazing guitar jam before it.
 
2012-07-07 11:51:19 PM
Hey Jude is not even the best Beatles outdo. "Hello Goodbye" beats it.
 
2012-07-07 11:52:05 PM
Also... Second Home By The Sea by Genesis
 
2012-07-07 11:53:03 PM
It may be a reeeeeally new one, but the last 2 and a half minutes of Flying Colors' Infinite Fire just blows me away every time I hear it. Hell of a way to cap off such an amazing debut album.
 
2012-07-07 11:54:29 PM
Deliverance by Opeth.
 
2012-07-07 11:55:51 PM

fusillade762: This Face Left Blank: I wish I was hip enough to understand wtf that means.

Heh, you must have missed this one. I'm generally up on most Brit lingo, but this had me baffled:

It wouldn't be this week without a mention of the 'Roses. Every one of their gigs ever [subs to check] has finished with this frugfest where Mani's bouncing bass, Reni's splashing beats and John Squire's power-chording poses send the band towards a gurning baggy future. Ian's popped out for a Tizer.

Anyone care to translate?


Lol, no idea wtf that is trying to state, but I am glad the Rose's got a mention on this list.
 
2012-07-07 11:58:28 PM
Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
 
2012-07-08 12:05:28 AM
I've always rather liked the outro to "Alive" by Pearl Jam. Actually, I've always wanted to be able to play it (uh, among a thousand other things).
 
2012-07-08 12:15:11 AM
Rolling Stones - 'Can't you Hear Me Knocking?" - Mick Taylor and Keef out-do Santana's entire career in like three minutes.
 
2012-07-08 12:17:01 AM
Good lists here. I'd add Dire Straits' Romeo and Juliet (so much said with four notes when you're using your fingers).
And Bowie's Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family because... just, yeah
 
2012-07-08 12:18:51 AM
If "Freebird" counts, shouldn't "Stairway to Heaven"?
 
2012-07-08 12:25:03 AM

DanZero: ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL

/runs


Came for this, leaving satisfied....

/List fails without anything Pink Floyd
 
2012-07-08 12:26:50 AM
Jawbreaker - Bivouac
 
2012-07-08 12:27:06 AM

I Like Bread: bad_ed: I was always partial to the end of "More Than This".

I always thought that was the weakest cut on the album. The hook is kind of boring and the whole thing smacks of trying to recapture "Red Rain" with more distortion.

If I had to pick a great PG outro, I'd go for "Secret World".
For Genesis, I'd pick "Inside And Out".


How could Roxy Music try to recapture a song that was recorded years later by another artist?
 
2012-07-08 12:28:17 AM
Hey Jude.


so bad.
 
2012-07-08 12:29:20 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Rolling Stones - 'Can't you Hear Me Knocking?" - Mick Taylor and Keef out-do Santana's entire career in like three minutes.


Also this... one of the best Stones tracks ever.
 
2012-07-08 12:36:13 AM
Drown - The Smashing Pumpkins
 
2012-07-08 12:38:48 AM
Won't Get Fooled Again. Period. Ground breaking. Earth shattering.

The final 2 minutes are sheer rock perfection - even with the synth flubs.

/YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! !
/Baba O'Riley has a pretty good final 2 minutes too.
 
2012-07-08 12:41:32 AM
The build up in Lateralus by Tool is one of my favorites.
 
2012-07-08 12:59:09 AM
 
2012-07-08 12:59:46 AM
Actually there are a few Tool tunes that have some pretty intense freakout's at the end.
 
2012-07-08 01:01:08 AM
Just based on what the list contains, it's missing Weezer - Only In Dreams.
 
2012-07-08 01:04:30 AM
Thank God I'm not the only one who thinks whoever has that out of tune guitar in the outro to Layla should be killed. That has bothered me for years but most people don't even hear it!
 
2012-07-08 01:17:35 AM

Mugato: bdub77: No GNR? November Rain? Paradise City? Cmon man.

Nightrain


Mr. Brownstone.

Heck, GNR was great with outros AND intros.
 
2012-07-08 01:24:53 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Rolling Stones - 'Can't you Hear Me Knocking?" - Mick Taylor and Keef out-do Santana's entire career in like three minutes.


One of my favorite Stones tracks.

Also, let's not overlook Golden Earring's Vanilla Queen. Skip to about 5:35 for the epic outro.
Or click here for a live version; outro at 6:45.
 
2012-07-08 01:34:31 AM

Mister Peejay: SilentStrider: The end of Metallica's One

"One" belongs on the list of songs from your favorite artists that was ruined for you by being overplayed and turned into a trendy thing by retarded locust-like microcephalics.

/Metallica was more of an "awesome intro" band anyway


Does Metallica even have any songs with epic (or at least "noteworthy") outros besides One and Fade To Black? The only things that come to mind are the very end of Call Of Ktulu (especially the segue into the awesome intro of Master Of Puppets at S&M) and the second half of Hit The Lights.

/the outro of For Whom The Bell Tolls is also pretty good, but it shouldn't really count as an "epic outro" because even though Kirk does a great job every time the play it live, the studio version is merely "pretty good"
 
2012-07-08 01:41:21 AM

puffy999: Just based on what the list contains, it's missing Weezer - Only In Dreams.


Oh, good call. that brings back memories of a Vegas road trip...
 
2012-07-08 01:41:51 AM
Suicidal Tendencies--"How Will I laugh Tomorrow"
David Lee Roth--"Ice Cream Man"
The Beatles--"Strawberry Fields"
Ac/Dc--"Problem Child"
Ted Nugent--"Stranglehold"
 
2012-07-08 01:44:21 AM
Yeah, I know this whole comment thread is a giant list of "fails without.."

But list fails without Dire Straits' "Telegraph Road".
 
2012-07-08 01:52:35 AM
Kate Perry has a nice "innie"

societynews.org
 
2012-07-08 01:53:35 AM
Tonight- Randy Rhodes/Ozzy Osbourne
 
2012-07-08 02:02:08 AM

DanZero: ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL

/runs


so when are they gonna turn that album into a movie?
 
2012-07-08 02:05:08 AM

lacydog: While probably not worthy of "best ever" lists, I think Muse makes great use of the outro. Micro Cuts, Space Dementia, Citizen Erased, and Knights of Cydonia come to mind.


Came to post pretty much this entire list. Well done.
 
2012-07-08 02:09:59 AM

Hoopy Frood: "Hey Jude" isn't even the Beatles' most epic outro. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is. Torn up rather well by the Eric Gales Band, too.


And don't forget Eddie Hazel
 
2012-07-08 02:22:33 AM
As far as a full piece of music goes, I'll vote for The Eels' "P.S. You Rock My World." It's a real breath of hope after a real emotional train wreck of an album.

For an outro as a part of a song, I'll go with Tom Waits' "Anywhere I Lay My Head." It's not exactly rock music, but Tom Waits is awesome, so there.
 
2012-07-08 02:28:45 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: ELO Mr. Blue Sky. There's a ton of great outros out there, but Mr. Blue Sky is my fave.

The wife goes with Backstreets


Good call on Mr. Blue Sky.
 
2012-07-08 02:46:37 AM

eaglepuss: Thank God I'm not the only one who thinks whoever has that out of tune guitar in the outro to Layla should be killed. That has bothered me for years but most people don't even hear it!


I always thought it sounded like screaming cats.
 
2012-07-08 02:47:19 AM
 
2012-07-08 02:48:01 AM
Thou Shalt Not Read NME

/Thou Shalt Always Kill
 
2012-07-08 02:52:41 AM
"Viscera Eyes" - The Mars Volta
 
2012-07-08 02:53:30 AM
This Is The Life- Living Colour

Legendary intro, legendary close out. The best song you never heard.
 
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