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Old 05-22-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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1 Disk Stadium Arcadium

I've heard a lot of people say that Stadium Arcadium should have been cut down to make a fantastic 1 disk album. Now that the album has been out there for a couple weeks, which songs would make the cut on your 1 disk Stadium Arcadium?

I'm working on mine right now. For me, I know Hump de Bump is the first to get the axe... Way too 80's retro (in a bad way for me).
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Re: 1 Disk Stadium Arcadium

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For me, I know Hump de Bump is the first to get the axe... Way too 80's retro (in a bad way for me).


I had thought about making one disc but ultimately I am just amazed that they could make 28 songs of that quality so I decided to leave it alone.
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It probably could make 1 good album, or at least a really good EP...
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I had thought about making one disc but ultimately I am just amazed that they could make 28 songs of that quality so I decided to leave it alone.
Yeah, I know what you mean. There are a LOT of great songs on the album. It was easy to cut out the first 4-5 songs, but after that it got really tough.
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Okay, here's my 1 Disk album. It was pretty hard to cut the album down this far and some of my favorite were left off...

1. Dani California
2. She's Only 18
3. Charlie
4. Snow
5. Stadium Arcadium
6. Desecration Smile
7. Slow Cheetah
8. Strip My Mind
9. Especially In Michigan
10. Torture Me Baby
11. Tell Me Baby
12. Hard To Concentrate
13. Death of a Martian
14. Wet Sand
15. If (I personally like when albums end with lullabys)

This clocks in at about 66 minutes. The transition between Slow Cheetah and Strip My Mind works great.
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Double albums are just cool, plain and simple. In this case, you get a great picture of Jupiter and Mars (wonderful for astronomy buffs), a neat little foldout case that looks great on a bookshelf, and lots of lyrics written over images of fire and jumping band members.

If you want to explore beyond that, and develop some sort of theme, I did find the following on some obscure astrology site...



Mars is the first superior planet, it orbits at a greater distance than the earth from the Sun. For this reason it is considered as representing the urge to separate from home. Much like that of an adolescent, Mars represents our personal journey into the outer world to achieve our goals.


Jupiter is far further out from the Sun than the inner planets and lies on the other side of a major asteroid belt. It is of a different magnitude to the inner planets and represents a different principle. Once the inner planets have been understood and personalised the individual can now deal with collective issues and not lose themselves in the process. For this reason Jupiter is considered less of a personal planet than a planet to do with how we relate to the society we find ourselves in.
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I dunno. But I disagree that this should have been a single album. I think almost every song on here is really good.
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I dunno. But I disagree that this should have been a single album. I think almost every song on here is really good.
I agree...I've just heard a lot of criticisms saying that RHCP should have put out one fantastic album instead of one very good double album (because there definitely are a few sub-par tracks) so I wondered what a single disk album would have looked like.

Don't get me wrong, I prefer the double album...I prefer more songs. Just like the White Album...I love that album but I still can try to wonder what a condensed version would have sounded like and if that version would have been better.
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hmmm...it's kinda trippy to think about what it wuold be like if it were a single album cuz the double album is just too cool. kinda the "don't mess with perfection" deal ;]

angelrodevil, thanks for the astrology stuff! i've been trying to decipher the meaning behind naming the two discs that way!
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So tough, I can only wittle it down to 16 and I'm still leaving off songs that I really enjoy.

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1. Tell Me Baby
2. Dani California
3. Stadium Arcadium
4. Especially in Michigan
5. Snow (Hey Oh)
6. Strip My Mind
7. Warlocks
8. Torture Me
9. Slow Cheetah
10. Hump De Bump
11. 21st Century
12. Hard to Concentrate
13. C'Mon Girl
14. Readymade
15. Desecration Smile
16. Wet sand
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Alright, here its goes, but I'm not happy about what I left off.

1. Dani California
2. Storm in a Teacup
3. Snow (Hey Oh)
4. Charlie
5. Stadium Arcadium
6. Hump de Bump
7. Desecration Smile
8. Tell Me Baby
9. 21st Century
10. Hard to Concentrate
11. Readymade
12. Make You Feel Better
13. Especially in Michigan
14. Turn It Again
15. Wet Sand
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this is an evil thread

too difficult
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It's what a lot of critics are saying. Once you try to actually wittle it down, you realize how many great songs there are.
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Quote:
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1. Dani California
2. She's Only 18
3. Charlie
4. Snow
5. Stadium Arcadium
6. Desecration Smile
7. Slow Cheetah
8. Strip My Mind
9. Especially In Michigan
10. Torture Me Baby
11. Tell Me Baby
12. Hard To Concentrate
13. Death of a Martian
14. Wet Sand
15. If (I personally like when albums end with lullabys)
i like your tracklist, but i would rather add C'MON GIRL

my faves at the moment are TELL ME BABY, WET SAND, DESECRATION SMILE
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^God, Desecration Smile contains lyrics that I just feel. "All alone not by myself," "I love the feeling when it falls apart," and "I'm slow to finish but I'm quick to start," are all so true.
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