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(New Musical Express)   The 10 Most Epic Outros in Rock   (nme.com) divider line 45
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2012-07-07 10:11:47 PM  
5 votes:
List fails big time with "Comfortably Numb".
2012-07-07 10:04:43 PM  
4 votes:
ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL


/runs
2012-07-08 12:15:11 AM  
3 votes:
Rolling Stones - 'Can't you Hear Me Knocking?" - Mick Taylor and Keef out-do Santana's entire career in like three minutes.
2012-07-07 10:59:50 PM  
3 votes:
Starship Trooper by Yes.
2012-07-07 10:13:11 PM  
3 votes:
Ugh... I HATE the outro to Layla. It goes on longer than the rest of the freaking song!
2012-07-07 10:03:06 PM  
3 votes:
"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 09:35:48 PM  
3 votes:
No GNR? November Rain? Paradise City? Cmon man.
2012-07-08 04:20:36 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:13:02 AM  
2 votes:
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
2012-07-08 12:18:51 AM  
2 votes:
If "Freebird" counts, shouldn't "Stairway to Heaven"?
2012-07-07 11:52:05 PM  
2 votes:
Also... Second Home By The Sea by Genesis
2012-07-07 11:14:31 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:48:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:40:57 PM  
2 votes:
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
2012-07-09 12:35:29 AM  
1 votes:

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"..............
2012-07-08 12:56:23 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:30:50 PM  
1 votes:
I'm your Captain - Grand Funk?

Maybe Closer to home is another song just attached....
2012-07-08 11:32:06 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:17:42 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-07-08 05:35:46 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:07:55 AM  
1 votes:
Built to spill - "I would hurt a fly"
2012-07-08 02:02:08 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:17:35 AM  
1 votes:

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

Nightrain


Mr. Brownstone.

Heck, GNR was great with outros AND intros.
2012-07-08 12:17:01 AM  
1 votes:
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
2012-07-07 11:58:28 PM  
1 votes:
Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
2012-07-07 11:54:29 PM  
1 votes:
Deliverance by Opeth.
2012-07-07 11:51:04 PM  
1 votes:
I vote Down by the River, Neil Young. I don't think there was a more amazing guitar jam before it.
2012-07-07 11:16:19 PM  
1 votes:

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


Nightrain
2012-07-07 11:00:21 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:56:25 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:56:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:21:36 PM  
1 votes:
Metallica's "Fade To Black." Jesus, Kirk Hammett is a great guitar player. Also agree with "One" as well.
2012-07-07 10:17:08 PM  
1 votes:
List fails for a number of reasons directly related to my personal taste, but "Achilles' Last Stand" was a good pick.
2012-07-07 10:13:46 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:12:35 PM  
1 votes:

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


Dammit, that should be "without", but you already knew that, didn't you?
2012-07-07 10:10:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:10:20 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:08:28 PM  
1 votes:
No Springsteen and Racing In The Streets? Fail.
2012-07-07 10:03:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:59:54 PM  
1 votes:
The end of Metallica's One
2012-07-07 09:58:37 PM  
1 votes:
Does the bass solo at the end of "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel count? Cuz that's the stuff...
2012-07-07 09:54:26 PM  
1 votes:
I was always partial to the end of "More Than This".
2012-07-07 09:52:09 PM  
1 votes:
In Barbershop, we call 'em "Tags."

Do a YouTube search on "Barbershop Tag."
2012-07-07 09:51:14 PM  
1 votes:
Loop - Black Sun

speaker-panning madness.
2012-07-07 09:41:06 PM  
1 votes:

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


Good call.

Also, The Beatles "A Day In The Life".
 
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