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Old 07-07-2005, 04:08 PM   #1
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Instrumental songs in rock music: Good, Bad, Indifferent

opinions? i think they serve their purpose but tend to get boring
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Like anything, it depends on the artist. If it wasnt for rock instrumentals, we wouldnt have a song called, "Judy is a Dick Slap". Obviously we are all better off because we do.
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instrumental songs in rock music is good, depending on the artists.

I personally find Joe Satriani to be an unbelievabley great instrumental rock artist.
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I'm pretty indifferent. Most of the time they can be rather boring, and tedious. But other times they are just fucking awesome like The Who's Quadrophenia and The Rock.
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Some of them are absolutely wonderful. Take Placebo's "Bulletproof Cupid" that opens Sleeping With Ghosts...

And the hidden track "Evil Dildo" on Without You I'm Nothing.
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:06 PM   #7
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my 2 favorites are Rush's "YYZ" and Sting's "St. Agnes and the Burning Train"....oh and maybe U2's "Race Against Time".

anything else I'm not as keen on.
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Eric Johnson's Cliffs of Dover, Trademark, SRV, etc.

Satriani's You Saved My Life
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Metallica - Orion/Call of Khulu

best instrumentals ever.
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It's funny-- I saw your name and knew this would be part of your post.
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I'm a singer/ lyricists so often I get bored by instumentals. But there are a few...but very few that I like.
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rock music just wasn't made for instrumentals.
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I'm a huge fan of The Church and Steve Kilbey, and out of several hundred songs Steve has written (solo, as part of The Church, or in collaborations with other artists), my favorites include several instrumentals

Film
The Temptation of St. Anthony
Gloriana
Loki (I named one of my cats after this song -- and after the norse god Loki)
Tragic Mandarin Love Story
Happy Hunting Ground

All right up there in my list of favorites.

If they are good songs, they are good songs. (And you don't have to worry about that plague of so many rock songs -- asinine lyrics! )
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I'm a huge fan of The Church and Steve Kilbey
I had no idea.
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