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2012-07-07 09:35:48 PM
No GNR? November Rain? Paradise City? Cmon man.
 
2012-07-07 09:41:06 PM

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


Good call.

Also, The Beatles "A Day In The Life".
 
2012-07-07 09:50:17 PM
"Sweet Emotion" - Aerosmith
 
2012-07-07 09:51:14 PM
Loop - Black Sun

speaker-panning madness.
 
2012-07-07 09:52:09 PM
In Barbershop, we call 'em "Tags."

Do a YouTube search on "Barbershop Tag."
 
2012-07-07 09:54:26 PM
I was always partial to the end of "More Than This".
 
2012-07-07 09:58:37 PM
Does the bass solo at the end of "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel count? Cuz that's the stuff...
 
2012-07-07 09:59:54 PM
The end of Metallica's One
 
2012-07-07 10:03:06 PM
"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.
 
2012-07-07 10:03:11 PM
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.
 
2012-07-07 10:04:43 PM
ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL


/runs
 
2012-07-07 10:04:55 PM
Perfect Circle ~ Lovesong of a Madman
 
2012-07-07 10:08:28 PM
No Springsteen and Racing In The Streets? Fail.
 
2012-07-07 10:10:20 PM
No "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding?"

Or "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"? (although to be fair, that is actually a Sonata)
 
2012-07-07 10:10:27 PM

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
 
2012-07-07 10:10:56 PM
Ozzy- Bark at the Moon..

Absolutely smoking outro.
Zakk Wylde only wishes he could solo like Jake E. Lee.
 
2012-07-07 10:11:47 PM
List fails big time with "Comfortably Numb".
 
2012-07-07 10:12:22 PM
Outro by The Absence.

You haven't heard it.
 
2012-07-07 10:12:35 PM

Pincy: List fails big time with "Comfortably Numb".


Dammit, that should be "without", but you already knew that, didn't you?
 
2012-07-07 10:13:11 PM
Ugh... I HATE the outro to Layla. It goes on longer than the rest of the freaking song!
 
2012-07-07 10:13:46 PM
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
 
2012-07-07 10:16:15 PM

Flint Ironstag: No Springsteen and Racing In The Streets? Fail.



Was going to post this -- great on album, but amazing live. Check out this version from Live in Hyde Park -- just goes on and on. Amazing performance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtQqQxD021Y
 
2012-07-07 10:16:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjr8zfIDUeg&feature=related

(the monkeywrench - in the days of the five)
 
2012-07-07 10:17:08 PM
List fails for a number of reasons directly related to my personal taste, but "Achilles' Last Stand" was a good pick.
 
2012-07-07 10:21:36 PM
Metallica's "Fade To Black." Jesus, Kirk Hammett is a great guitar player. Also agree with "One" as well.
 
2012-07-07 10:24:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa8PFpyycjY

(truly - chlorine)
 
2012-07-07 10:25:02 PM
After a few bong of bong rips, at 3:02 of this song you pretty much enter outer space.

/if anyone were so inclined.
 
2012-07-07 10:39:13 PM
And Eric Clapton playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the Albert Hall in the tribute to George Harrison, with Ringo and McCartney and a few dozen others, is great as well.
 
2012-07-07 10:40:26 PM
This is the first thing that came to mind. It might not be the best, but it's definitely EPIC.
Outro starts around 4:55.
 
2012-07-07 10:40:57 PM
Sheep - Pink Floyd
Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
Black - Pearl Jam
Three Days - Janes Addiction
Epic - Faith No More
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
Hotel California - Eagles
Fade to Black - Metallica
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
 
2012-07-07 10:42:36 PM
Sexy Results by Death From Above 1979 was always really cool to me. I don't know why the link is 9 minutes, but the outro starts about 3:30

Link
 
2012-07-07 10:47:18 PM

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".
 
2012-07-07 10:48:46 PM

Deddude9988: Ugh... I HATE the outro to Layla. It goes on longer than the rest of the freaking song!


Jesus Christ. That whole dipshiat song is a big pile of stupid and stink. To comprehend its magnitude of suckage is mentally and emotionally draining.
 
2012-07-07 10:49:20 PM
Lies - Violent Femmes
 
2012-07-07 10:52:16 PM
Fleetwood Mac, 'The Chain'

One minute you're tapping your toe to some witchy folk/blues mantra, the next you're hearing Murray Walker and Martin Brundle marvelling at Michael Schumacher's fuel ratio.


I wish I was hip enough to understand wtf that means.
/Don't know any of those people.
//Love the Mac
 
2012-07-07 10:52:34 PM
Thinking "the chain" and "i am the resurrection"

*checks article*

Sh*t, whaddaya know?
 
2012-07-07 10:55:48 PM
no Floods, or Hollow, by Pantera?

I r dissapoint.
 
2012-07-07 10:56:13 PM
Layla is the one where I always forget which song is playing and then realize which song is playing and get annoyed with all the disparate elements in that rattletrap.
 
2012-07-07 10:56:25 PM

This Face Left Blank: Fleetwood Mac, 'The Chain'

One minute you're tapping your toe to some witchy folk/blues mantra, the next you're hearing Murray Walker and Martin Brundle marvelling at Michael Schumacher's fuel ratio.

I wish I was hip enough to understand wtf that means.
/Don't know any of those people.
//Love the Mac


The outro from The Chain has been the theme music for the BBC F1 coverage for years. Almost anyone British hearing it will think F1 just like anyone American will hear the William Tell overture and think of the Lone Ranger.
 
2012-07-07 10:59:50 PM
Starship Trooper by Yes.
 
2012-07-07 11:00:21 PM

Flint Ironstag: And Eric Clapton playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the Albert Hall in the tribute to George Harrison, with Ringo and McCartney and a few dozen others, is great as well.


Prince's is better imho.
 
2012-07-07 11:04:03 PM
Always enjoyed Hotel California outro
 
2012-07-07 11:05:23 PM
Seriously, no one mentioned Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody??
 
2012-07-07 11:06:51 PM
And, if they must include a Fleetwood Mac tune, why not the farrrrrrrr superior Oh, Well from the group's first makeup.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN4FMVqq1cg

And the Smashing Pumpkins' Drown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGDzsds4Ll0

And Sonic Youth's The Diamond Sea:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3i8MSfRq_E (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDAFibjecVA (Part 2)

wish there was one complete file on youtube post-maximum-length-extension but there isn't.
 
2012-07-07 11:14:31 PM
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.

"Outro" is sort of hard to pin down...but I think my all-time favorite is "Cross the Breeze" from Sonic Youth. The tension in that song is just farking off the charts.
 
2012-07-07 11:14:38 PM
The Have Nots, X.

It's just a list of dive bar names.
 
2012-07-07 11:16:19 PM

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


Nightrain
 
2012-07-07 11:19:29 PM

Oddly Enough: Starship Trooper by Yes.


Good one. I forgot about it.
 
2012-07-07 11:23:15 PM
Two good examples from Black Sabbath:
Heaven and Hell
Symptom of the Universe
 
2012-07-07 11:28:52 PM

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

Nightrain


Coma was pretty cool too, but I guess it was never a single or played at all on radio.
 
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.
 
2012-07-08 02:56:53 AM
Laibach - Regime of coincidence state of gravity
 
2012-07-08 03:05:39 AM
 
2012-07-08 03:07:55 AM
Built to spill - "I would hurt a fly"
 
2012-07-08 03:10:57 AM
There goes the challenger
bein' chased by the blue, blue meanies on wheels
the vicious traffic squad cars are after the last american hero
the -- the electric scimitar -- the demi-god!
The super driver of the golden west!
Two nasty nazi cars are close behind our beautiful lone driver
The police cars are getting closer-closer...
Closer to our soul hero in his soul mobile! yeah baby!
They about to strike, they gonna get him! SLASH: rape!
The last beautiful free soul on this planet

But...
it is written
if the evil spirit armed the tiger with claws
Brahmann provided wings for the dove
Thus spake the super guru

did you hear that?

bdub77: No GNR?

thanks you have restored my phaith in fark
 
2012-07-08 03:23:10 AM
I'm sure this won't appeal to anyone here who is too close-minded to appreciate the musical merits of progressive metal, but for people who listen to a truly broad range of music I can't think of a better outro than Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between the Buried and Me.

Between the Buried and Me - Selkies: The Endless Obsession

If you don't like aggressive music, just skip the first half of the song and go to 3:45. If you aren't moved by the latter part of the song, you may have no soul.
 
2012-07-08 03:23:48 AM
Bold as Love by Hendrix.
 
2012-07-08 03:32:46 AM
No mention of Jools Holland's piano outro on "Uncertain Smile" by The The? And I thought nothing was obscure on FARK.

Also Tears for Fears' Hey Jude-esque outro on "Who Killed Tangerine" deserves some love.
 
2012-07-08 03:35:08 AM

axeeugene: 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...


seeing as how Pigs is probably one of the best songs ever recorded
it's kind of hard to say the "outro" is any better than the rest of it.
Glancing at your screenname I can tell you don't need to be told that though.
I love the pig solo SO MUCH!

/oink
 
2012-07-08 03:38:46 AM
CCR - Ramble Tamble
 
kab
2012-07-08 03:39:31 AM

k-rock: Deliverance by Opeth.


Thank you.
 
2012-07-08 03:56:04 AM
Alice Cooper "Grand Finale" on Schools Out. Awesome instrumental meld that ties the whole album together

Link
 
2012-07-08 04:16:18 AM

darch: Pantera's Floods is the ultimate outro.


Came for this, left happy.
 
2012-07-08 04:18:21 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.


Don't forget Bobby Keys' sax solo.

/My favorite Stones song BTW.
 
2012-07-08 04:20:57 AM
Skinny Puppy - Reclamation or daddyuwarbash...

Ouch.
 
2012-07-08 04:22:01 AM
111 posts in and no one has mentioned Whirring by Joy Formiddable. It starts about 2:50 and really gets rolling around 3:20 and the afterburners kick on around 3:50.
 
2012-07-08 04:50:40 AM
Agalloch - Fire above, ice below.
 
2012-07-08 05:07:33 AM
Foo Fighters - "Exhausted"
 
2012-07-08 05:13:02 AM
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
 
2012-07-08 05:35:08 AM
I always liked the outro of RHCP's "Sir Psycho Sexy" on BSSM. They should have ended the album with that. It's stupendously powerful, and fun to play along with besides.
 
2012-07-08 05:35:46 AM

darch: Actually there are a few Tool tunes that have some pretty intense freakout's at the end.


I know the pieces fit
 
2012-07-08 06:36:32 AM
The outro on Jane Doe by Converge is the reason magnetic tape and microphones were invented. I'm probably alone on this.
 
2012-07-08 06:36:53 AM
King's X has some great outros. A couple of my favourites:
Prisoner
We Were Born to Be Loved
 
2012-07-08 06:46:56 AM
 
2012-07-08 06:58:05 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 like the outtro, mostly because I always think of the scene in "Goodfellas," where you're seeing everybody dead who was associated with the airplane heist.
 
2012-07-08 07:05:50 AM

MFAWG: The Have Nots, X.

It's just a list of dive bar names.


Yes indeed.
Great song
 
2012-07-08 07:34:21 AM

rcw110131: I'm sure this won't appeal to anyone here who is too close-minded to appreciate the musical merits of progressive metal, but for people who listen to a truly broad range of music I can't think of a better outro than Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between the Buried and Me.

Between the Buried and Me - Selkies: The Endless Obsession

If you don't like aggressive music, just skip the first half of the song and go to 3:45. If you aren't moved by the latter part of the song, you may have no soul.


Second. -scruffy.jpg-
 
2012-07-08 07:34:22 AM

darch: Actually there are a few Tool tunes that have some pretty intense freakout's at the end.


And that's why Tool is farking awesome. Lateralus maybe my favorite but in my opinion the most intense is Third Eye.
 
2012-07-08 07:40:24 AM

urban.derelict: There goes the challenger
bein' chased by the blue, blue meanies on wheels
the vicious traffic squad cars are after the last american hero
the -- the electric scimitar -- the demi-god!
The super driver of the golden west!
Two nasty nazi cars are close behind our beautiful lone driver
The police cars are getting closer-closer...
Closer to our soul hero in his soul mobile! yeah baby!
They about to strike, they gonna get him! SLASH: rape!
The last beautiful free soul on this planet

But...
it is written
if the evil spirit armed the tiger with claws
Brahmann provided wings for the dove
Thus spake the super guru

did you hear that?

bdub77: No GNR?
thanks you have restored my phaith in fark



The outro of There Was A Time off of Chinese Democracy is pretty awesome.
 
2012-07-08 08:14:19 AM
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.
 
2012-07-08 08:18:16 AM
Kansas - Immomudro, Hym to the Atman.
 
2012-07-08 08:21:09 AM
 
2012-07-08 08:22:34 AM
 
2012-07-08 08:25:45 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!


That would be Duane Allman. Maybe it's a Southern thing, but that's always been one of my favorite songs.
 
2012-07-08 08:43:35 AM
 
2012-07-08 09:09:45 AM

SDRR: The outro of There Was A Time off of Chinese Democracy is pretty awesome.


There's a lot of discussion to be done about that album that I'm not going to put here. Some of the tracks are alright, all of the melodies are much more complex than the simple, aggressive, hard rock style of Appetite, that track you mentioned might even be one of the only ones i've permanently checked off to never ever hear again.

bdub77: November Rain? Paradise City?


I rarely start Appetite at track 1, I always start at #2 and wouldn't care less if I never heard Appetite Paradise City or any version November Rain ever again. Both entirely too overplayed in the 90s.

Axl deserves to own GNR, it was his creation. (Read Duff's book.) It was central vs. west coast; axl rose out of bumfark Indiana and took on the world, and won. The rest were musicians; Axl Rose (oral sex) is an artist and he absolutely destroyed hair band rock.

/what other 80s bands are still touring the world nonstop
//crickets

/and they played as 'The Fargin Bastiges' (yes, JD Fargin Bastiges) to get around their newly signed Geffen contract back in '86 - L0L
 
2012-07-08 09:24:37 AM

Oddly Enough: Starship Trooper by Yes.


Also the live version of Perpetual Change.
 
2012-07-08 09:32:24 AM

84Charlie: Ozzy- Bark at the Moon..

Absolutely smoking outro.
Zakk Wylde only wishes he could solo like Jake E. Lee.


But instead, he does it in front of people, while getting paid.
 
2012-07-08 09:35:29 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.


Came here to say THIS.
 
2012-07-08 09:51:04 AM
Tool - Eulogy [LIVE]. Danny Carey is a beast!!
 
2012-07-08 09:54:15 AM

DanZero: ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL

/runs


Yay!
 
2012-07-08 09:59:08 AM

Kuta: Ringfinger by nine inch nails


Also yay.
So gotdam complex and brain-filling for its time.
 
2012-07-08 10:02:14 AM

beer4breakfast: Bold as Love by Hendrix.


Yay for the third time.
That song gave me religion. Religion of music.
 
2012-07-08 10:03:38 AM
With this being NME, I'm surprised Freebird even made it onto the list. Totally not hip enough.

Glaring omissions include "This Corrosion" by Sisters of Mercy, "Telegraph Road" by Dire Straits and "Changing of the Guard" by Exodus.
 
2012-07-08 10:05:55 AM

A Terrible Human: darch: Actually there are a few Tool tunes that have some pretty intense freakout's at the end.

And that's why Tool is farking awesome. Lateralus maybe my favorite but in my opinion the most intense is Third Eye.


Ok, if I could reply to more than one person per post, I would. Phone makes it so difficult that it's not worth it.

Yay to the power of 4. Tool.

/i said tool
 
2012-07-08 10:19:10 AM
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.
 
2012-07-08 11:17:42 AM
As an instrumentalist, 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.
 
mhd
2012-07-08 11:31:22 AM

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


I bet singers complain the same about the "solo". Well, at least they did, when music still had 'em.
 
2012-07-08 11:32:06 AM
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.
 
2012-07-08 11:52:58 AM
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (with some help from some Phythons) "The Intro to the Outro" Link
 
2012-07-08 11:54:53 AM

MFAWG: The Have Nots, X.

It's just a list of dive bar names.


THIS! Dug out their catalogue this week because I'm seeing them Friday the 13th at the Hollywood Park racetrack.

/stop and drink
//sit and sip
///REST IN PIECES
 
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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