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(New Musical Express)   The 10 Most Epic Outros in Rock   (nme.com) divider line 194
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2012-07-08 12:03:37 PM

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.


Thanks for the link! I enjoyed his work with the Experience Hendrix tour this spring.
 
2012-07-08 12:06:44 PM

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


Excellent call
 
2012-07-08 12:09:44 PM

eyefarkno: Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (with some help from some Phythons) "The Intro to the Outro" Link


I was just coming in here to mention that one, dammit.

So instead I'll suggest Tubular Bells side 1, also narrated by Viv Stanshall btw. Kinda hard to determine where the outro actually begins on that one, though.
 
2012-07-08 12:11:42 PM
A lot of these are just overlong songs with really really drawn out or non-sequitur endings.
 
2012-07-08 12:19:35 PM

jake_lex: No. 13 Baby


Absolutely this. Hell, the entire song depends on it.
 
2012-07-08 12:27:02 PM
"Return of the Giant Hogweed" - Genesis ("genesis live" version)

"Tubular Bells part 1" by Mike Oldfield. epic.
"Ommadawn Part 1" by M.O. (god that climax is spine-tingling)
 
2012-07-08 12:30:50 PM
I'm your Captain - Grand Funk?

Maybe Closer to home is another song just attached....
 
2012-07-08 12:56:23 PM

PabloHosehead: Yeah, I know this whole comment thread is a giant list of "fails without.."

But list fails without Dire Straits' "Telegraph Road".


...and Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms'
 
2012-07-08 12:57:54 PM

yelmrog: Built to spill - "I would hurt a fly"


fark yeah, that song kills.
 
2012-07-08 12:59:45 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: DanZero: ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL

/runs

so when are they gonna turn that album into a movie?


In 100 years?
 
2012-07-08 01:04:08 PM
Underworld is rock?
 
2012-07-08 01:05:57 PM
'Layla' is nothing more than cheesy shiate and the outro is there to make everyone think it has some depth to it; it doesn't.

Not withstanding Duane Allman, the song is trite and the outro pretension drivel.
 
2012-07-08 01:27:06 PM

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


"Rocket Queen" beats all those GnR songs out. That's always felt like two seperate songs. Also, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions".
 
2012-07-08 01:33:20 PM
How about this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdRTEi9ZlbI oldie.
 
2012-07-08 02:29:25 PM

Oddly Enough: Starship Trooper by Yes.


I see your Starship Trooper and raise you Seen All Good People. I've always loved the detuning of that outro.
 
2012-07-08 02:54:48 PM
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' by the Rolling Stones? C'mon.
 
2012-07-08 03:30:48 PM
FriarReb98 [TotalFark]


Oddly Enough: Starship Trooper by Yes.

I see your Starship Trooper and raise you Seen All Good People. I've always loved the detuning of that outro.


wait, what?
 
2012-07-08 03:36:06 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: FriarReb98 [TotalFark]


Oddly Enough: Starship Trooper by Yes.

I see your Starship Trooper and raise you Seen All Good People. I've always loved the detuning of that outro.

wait, what?


What, indeed.

also confued
 
2012-07-08 03:43:40 PM

Sleep Fapnea: Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp


THIS.


I don't really like the song tremendously, but I once listened to the ending 10 times in a row.
 
2012-07-08 03:47:56 PM

darch: This Is The Life- Living Colour

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

YES!!!! THIS!!!!

Time's Up is one of the best albums no one remembers. Ology into Fight the Fight... shiver. Vernon Reid's intro to FtF is so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes everytime I listen to it.


Oh damn, I don't know who originally posted that, but not only is Time's Up a classic bargain bin gem, This Is The Life is, lyrically, one of my two inspirational self-help songs. Really lifts me up when I'm down, and crank it. The other is Nomeansno's Victory....
 
2012-07-08 04:02:47 PM
This is more yacht-rock than rock-n-roll, but the end of Aja by Steely Dan is frikkin' awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWfQTY_K-_o

Skip to about 6:35.
 
2012-07-08 04:20:36 PM
Kansas' "The Wall" has one of the greatest outros I've ever heard. Absolutely breathtaking, IMHO.
And I will through my hat in the ring for Gilmour's solo at the end of "Comfortably Numb", too. Saw his Live in Gdansk concert on Vh1 Classic the other night, and he farking nailed that sucker. It was brilliant.
 
2012-07-08 04:22:48 PM
 
2012-07-08 05:33:55 PM

Archimedes' Principal: PabloHosehead: Yeah, I know this whole comment thread is a giant list of "fails without.."

But list fails without Dire Straits' "Telegraph Road".

...and Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms'



Dire Straits' catalog is littered with fantastic outros.

This is my favorite
 
2012-07-08 06:37:35 PM
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2012-07-08 05:33:55 PM

Archimedes' Principal: PabloHosehead: Yeah, I know this whole comment thread is a giant list of "fails without.."

But list fails without Dire Straits' "Telegraph Road".

...and Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms'


Dire Straits' catalog is littered with fantastic outros.

This is my favorite


farkin' A !!!!!
 
2012-07-08 08:06:47 PM
Original Layla was tedious. Unplugged version shuffled thru the story and got out. Simple is best.
Thought of Hendrix burning out the fade in "all along the watchtower."
lately on rotation the Beatles"you never give me your money" has been coming up. Been enjoying the arpeggio out with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 all good children go to heaven...
of course, when they get there they will say,"bongo blue went the other way!"

/rambling...
 
2012-07-08 08:11:18 PM

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


Great outtro!
But outdoing Santana's entire career?
No.
 
2012-07-08 08:21:35 PM

beer4breakfast: Bold as Love by Hendrix.


my brain is'nt working!
Great outtro!
And why not rainy day/still raining?
Spliced them together years ago, the way it was originally
recorded, great cruising song!
Of course I look ridiculous at my age blasting it at the stop light, but I just lay back and groove...
 
2012-07-08 08:30:38 PM

darch: As an instrumentalist total snob, I hate the words "intro" and "outro".

They imply that a song is just the singing part, and the rest is filler.

Given that there's absolutely NO instrumental musicianship in newer songs, it appears the notion that only the words count caught on. And it appears that there's an onion on my belt.


I agree that words seem so important as opposed to the music. Some songs the instruments are better than the words.
I don't wear an onion on my belt, but I do have keys on my beltloop I have no idea where they go to.
 
2012-07-08 08:35:25 PM
Guess I'll turn out the lights...
 
2012-07-08 08:47:01 PM
No Hendrix-Axis Bold as Love, album ending outro? This list is a complete fail. It is so amazing and larger than life sounding.
 
2012-07-08 09:25:22 PM

ZMugg: Third_Uncle_Eno: FriarReb98 [TotalFark]


Oddly Enough: Starship Trooper by Yes.

I see your Starship Trooper and raise you Seen All Good People. I've always loved the detuning of that outro.

wait, what?

What, indeed.

also confued


Okay, bad choice of words. The "stepping down by intervals of the ending" is a farking long way to say it.
 
2012-07-08 09:41:33 PM
How about Hendrix and Axis:Bold as Love?? When drums kick back in and the final solo? Pure phased out swirly goodness - I love listening to that with headphones on... Never gets old to me.
 
2012-07-09 12:13:56 AM
marquee moon- television
 
2012-07-09 12:17:01 AM

Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: I know this is a little off the radar,so it probably doesn't qualify, but "Lay Low" from My Morning Jacket is pretty strong.


Excellent choice, glad someone mentioned it. The second half (close to 3'03") of that song is an outro. I also like the outro in "Dondante", but then I have a soft spot for the way Jim James sings that song.
 
2012-07-09 12:35:29 AM

there are some who call me...



Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: I know this is a little off the radar,so it probably doesn't qualify, but "Lay Low" from My Morning Jacket is pretty strong.

Excellent choice, glad someone mentioned it. The second half (close to 3'03") of that song is an outro. I also like the outro in "Dondante", but then I have a soft spot for the way Jim James sings that song.


..........cue "The way that he sings"..............
 
2012-07-09 12:43:05 AM
list fails with "Enemy Within"
/kidding
Aquatarkus on WBMF from ELP live 3 record set should be mentioned here.
//not there
 
2012-07-09 12:45:55 AM

fzumrk: 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.


theses are 2 songs, and who wants to be on some crappy 2012 list anywho?
 
2012-07-09 12:48:08 AM

Bag of Hammers: Perfect Circle ~ Lovesong of a Madman


I submit this version of "Diary of a Lovesong" from their November 2010 tour for your consideration. They added an extended outro that night, so lucky to have been at that show.
 
2012-07-09 01:52:55 AM

skinink: Rocket Queen [...] Also, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions".

Breakdown, Coma

/one in a million
 
2012-07-09 02:46:24 AM

sparkeyjames: The outro/solo on Comfortably Numb has consistently been voted in the top 5
best guitar solos for I dunno the last 3 decades and this rube does not even get it
onto his list. LIST FAIL HARD.


Thank you.
 
2012-07-09 10:19:22 AM
 
2012-07-09 03:40:23 PM
Don Henley's "Sunset Grill".
 
2012-07-10 03:51:05 PM
List fails without Skrillex.
 
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