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Of course I disagree about Prog, which I consider Satan's Musak ;-) Among masters of the outro I would have Lou Reed and VU up top. Stone Roses should be there too. The thing I love about these acts is that just when you think that this great song is coming to a predictable but fine close, they pull out a brand new, but entirely sympathetic, section... a true "coda", that lifts the song to a higher plane altogether.

Layla is another obvious example of the coda, and it is surely the first song that springs to my mind when we are talking outros.

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Stone Roses? Outros? I never thought of that. I Wanna Be Adored has a brilliant intro (it was the one that made me sit up and listen to the band in the first place) but I never focussed on their outros (which must be awesome, since they are awesome :grin: )

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Stone Roses? Outros? I never thought of that. I Wanna Be Adored has a brilliant intro (it was the one that made me sit up and listen to the band in the first place) but I never focussed on their outros (which must be awesome, since they are awesome :grin: )

I'm thinking of Where Angels Play, I'm Standing Here, and of course I Am The Resurrection(actually, the only par of Resrrection I like is the extended instrumental outro). Love that band! Maybe they were only great for about a year, but what a year it was.

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I think progressive rock bands are the masters of outros (then again, I think progressive rock bands are the masters of pretty much everything :P ). I used to think Supper's Ready by Genesis definitely had the best outro ever, but the song that supposedly inspired Supper's Ready, A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers by Van der Graaf Generator is a serious competitor.

I never really liked the end of Supper's Ready. I'm not really a big fan of fadeouts.

My favourite endings would be Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective and Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt (well it's pretty much just my favourite all-around). I like the way they have a definite ending but the sound reverberates a bit afterwards.

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"Hear my train a coming"...Jimi Hendrix..."Voodoo Child" too...Hendrix played thru his amps straight up...outros... Alvin Lee..."The bluest blues"...Rory Gallagher..."I take what I want"...(actually that whole song just smokes)"Keychain" too...and the inevidible "Comfortably Numb"...I've seen this song live by both bands... (David Gilmour w/ Pink Floyd?) And Roger Waters with Eric Clapton,Jeff Beck...and the guy from ARC angels... "Sorry can't remember his name...(Edna's brownies again)...And David Gilmour had the solo down...(I mean wah-wah and fuzz) It sounded like (excuse the phrase) "Blues in outer space" IMHO... Roger Waters... Had a better show" But...He also had 3 guitar players... :stars: Wow...Those "brownies" kicked my ass...I feel like a s**t faced monkey :happybanana: ..."Sorry" for the long post...and "Thank you" again for the brownies... :soapbox:

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The nicest ending in pop history is in the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band´s hilarious Jazz, Deliciously Hot, Disgustingly Cold.

Second place is for the Rolling Stones, in Mother´s little helper.

Nicest intro of all times: U2 in Where the streets have no name.

Second place is for the Rolling Stones´ Paint it, black.

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Off the top of me 'ead...:

"The Ballroom Blitz" - The Sweet

"The Strange Boutique" - Monochrome Set

"Hey Jude" - The Beatles

"Now I'm Here" - Queen

"Freebird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

"November Rain" - Guns 'N' Roses

"Comfortably Numb" - Pink Floyd

"EMI" - Sex Pistols

"Gimmix! Play Loud!" - John Cooper Clarke

"Instant Street" (Album version) - dEUS

"Xanadu" - Rush

"Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who

"Street Fightin' Man" - Rolling Stones

"Hell Raiser" - The Sweet

"Rebel Rebel" - David Bowie

"How Does It Feel" - Slade

"My Way" - Frank Sinatra

"Aren't You Glad" - Spirit

The list (and the beat) goes on... :D

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