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    Default "The 50 Coolest Song Parts" - Van Halen at #9

    Hey everyone,

    I didn't see this noted anywhere else, so for what its worth (not much ) :
    http://www.retrocrush.com/archive200...ngs/index.html


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    Cool.
    Though I'd say the coolest part on Purple Rain is the gtr intro to
    "Doves Cry" and that the outro riff for "Baracuda" is more hair-
    raising than the intro. And while "Been Caught Stealing" is a great
    tune, there are sooo many cool parts on that record. Ditto 1984.
    Dead on about the exact moment in "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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    Kudos to VH and the mighty 1984 LP!!

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    I woulda added the riff from 5150 too. I love that sound.
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    Oh yeah.....finally some well deserved respect for VH in a poll (of sorts). I remember reading somewhere a while back, and forgive me for not rememebering the name, but a fairly well known drummer was commenting on how much he admired Alex, and he had a quote something like: "After all these years of learning and playing the drums, I still have no idea what Alex is doing during the HFT intro". Pretty admirable comment.

    I've also noticed that the times I've seen the DLR band, Ray Luzier doesn't attempt the intro before HFT....and I admire him about as much as any drummer out there and think he kicks ass live.....so here's to ya, Alex!!!

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    It's not VH, but I just had to point this out in the article.....

    "A gentleman by the name "Invisible DJ" writes on Amazon.com about this tune, "It reverberates with menace as Richards lays down some of the most sinister guitar riffs ever while Jagger sings haunted lyrics of discontent and horror. Yet at the end, the optimism that seemed to promise a brighter future is there as well ("love sister...is just a kiss away."). If not the greatest rock and roll song of all time, then one of the top contenders." The opening guitar of this song is just plain eerie and spooky as it comes creeping up on you like a ghost, and the ethereal "Ooooooooohhhhhhhhh" wafting over the distance. And let's not forget Merry Clayton's insanely great screaming vocals throughout this tune as well, both parts deserve recognition!"

    [the song he's talkin about]"Gimme Shelter" has got to be one of the greatest fucking rock songs in human history. Would love to hear VH or Sammy solo cover it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    It's not VH, but I just had to point this out in the article.....

    "A gentleman by the name "Invisible DJ" writes on Amazon.com about this tune, "It reverberates with menace as Richards lays down some of the most sinister guitar riffs ever while Jagger sings haunted lyrics of discontent and horror. Yet at the end, the optimism that seemed to promise a brighter future is there as well ("love sister...is just a kiss away."). If not the greatest rock and roll song of all time, then one of the top contenders." The opening guitar of this song is just plain eerie and spooky as it comes creeping up on you like a ghost, and the ethereal "Ooooooooohhhhhhhhh" wafting over the distance. And let's not forget Merry Clayton's insanely great screaming vocals throughout this tune as well, both parts deserve recognition!"

    [the song he's talkin about]"Gimme Shelter" has got to be one of the greatest fucking rock songs in human history. Would love to hear VH or Sammy solo cover it.
    So true about this song. It is haunting and I think VH would do a great job with it.
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    Well, it's pretty cool to get a Van Halen part in there, but no Eddie guitar parts listed? I mean come on dude!
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    Here's some cool song parts that were not mentioned that I'd put in my top 50:

    Little Guitars Intro - Van Halen...Ed is just amazing

    5150 intro - Van Halen...awesome!

    Poundcake - Van Halen...the drill!

    Me Wise Magic - Van Halen...Dave's zen poem

    Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin...the part where Robert yells "Having a nervous breakdown...drive me INSAAAAAAAAANE!"

    Good Times, Bad Times - Led Zeppelin...about 2 minutes into the song, just before the lyrics "I know what it means to be alone", there is a short bass line and then really cool blazingly fast guitar by Jimmy.

    It's A Long Way To The Top - AC/DC...the bagpipes. Only AC/DC could make bagpipes work in a rock song.

    Thunderstruck - AC/DC...the intro...just so primal and high energy. Awesome.

    Dream On - Aerosmith...when Tyler screams "Dream On! Dream on! Dream On! Ahhhhhhhh!"

    The End - The Beatles...the drum solo

    War Pigs - Black Sabbath...the air raid sirens

    White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane...it is unbelievable how much Grace's voice carries at the end of the song.

    Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann..."Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun, but mama, that's where the fun is!" and the part before that

    For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica...the bells, of course!

    Crazytrain - Ozzy..."ALL ABOARD! HA HA HA HA!"

    Band On The Run - Wings...the changeover from the "If I ever get of here" part to the "band on the run" part

    Time - Pink Floyd...the clocks ticking and then going off

    The Joker - Steve Miller Band...the line "I really love your peaches, want to shake your tree" and the guitar imitating whistling at a girl after he sings "Lovey-dovey all the time"

    LA Woman - The Doors...the part where it picks up after the "Mr. Mojo Risin" sequence

    Let It Roll - The Doors..."well, I work up this mornin' and got myself a beer"

 

 

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