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The best LAST SONG to play at a club ever?
Its the best note to end a night on in the world.
are impossible to dance to,
making them = crap at club.
its probably the best note as by that point the lights are half on, you've realised you're with a cousin and that you're standing in sick.
not you wrightylew, but everyone. all the time.
I hate it when they stick Lyla on halfway through a night. Or The Stone Roses for that matter.
I love to end on Oasis though.
Our Friends In The North
When clubs do this and people leaving are drunkenly singing it on the way to the kebab shop it's embarrassing.
I'd rather the last song was fast and loud and short and it stops suddenly. I can't think of any examples. The Pixies maybe?
used to play Closing Time by Semisonic every night.
just about the most random close to a night ever
The Jam's Start! or the Beloved's Hello would be more disconcerting.
I can understand the cheesy side to it, but since you're drunk and Oasis are superb, it doesn't bother me.
And nah, I think the Pixies are really really crap. Maybe at some place full of Pixies fans it'd suit. I need something a bit more universal though.
I quite like the idea of it ending suddenly and and when you don't really expect it.
I'm pretty racist towards most modern American music, and although the BLURS are cockneys, its grungey.
But I think we'll be able to come to some arrangement.
Nothing comes to mind. I thought of Twist and Shout or You Really Got Me but actually that would be really shit.
I'd love a club to finish on Subterranean Homesick Blues.
would be the one
Its in my Top 5 Worst Songs Ever.
oh dear oh dear
anything to do with this song.
I will not hear ANY sort of defence for it, about 'how ACE Dexy's ARE!!!'.
I've been to about 4 functions every year of my life, until I was about 12. Its probably been played at every single one.
I hate it.
people who tell me dexy's midnight runners were good need mental help.
Cos if you're trying to section me, I will section you, so help me!
where Brian is having flashbacks to Come On Eileen and people dressed up as some kind of barndance-merchants..
Shitmat - Shopliftin' Gabba. It's got a locked groove see, which is always good for ending with. You could play one side of that Liars album maybe.
i oince started a set with 'Fuck Off' by Venetian Snares. Didn't go down too well.
probably because it wasn't Justice vs. Simian. Bloody students.
it needs to happen only on special occasions when you specifically want to feel nostalgic and sad. otherwise it loses its impact.
'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' and be done with it.
'Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)' would be amazing. I should set up a night just to make this happen.
makes me so glad i live in london.
it's just that the ones here tend to play better mainstream indie..
I'd say the mainstream ones play a mixture of shit mainstream indie and good mainstream indie, and that's true of most mainstream indie nights.
Am I wrong?
London just has more clubs.
"because you don't have to go to mainstream indie nights?" comment. I think.
i tend to know most of the stuff that gets played at the nights i'm at, and it's not like i'm into massively obscure stuff or anything.
i don't know, i guess i just dislike the idea of a club where everyone "sings along" to a track from 15 years ago that isn't even really club material..
It was fucking annoying to know that the chances of an even vaguely interesting song by a band like Blur or Suede being played was nigh on impossible but you'd be sure to hear umpteen tracks by The Stone Roses or Oasis. They only grudingly played Radiohead songs that weren't creep after OK Computer was so massive they couldn't avoid it.
I'd hope things have improved since then, however. I feel today that the regional nature of music is being downplayed somewhat.
of how wanky that sounds, but srsly - a night ending on half the songs mentioned here? shudder.
besides, my rule is such: if you can remember the last song, you're NOT DRUNK ENOUGH!
God. That's a really shit thing to say.
Its probably better for everyone that you live in London, in that case.
i wasn't being ENTIRELY serious you know.
In my relatively provincial locale, the mainstream indie nights don't really play Oasis anymore
putting a non dancable song on when the lights have just come on, instead of having everyone leave to silence. I've ended a couple of nights with The Velvet Underground's After Hours, as it's utterly perfect to walk out of a club to.
"If You Want Me To Stay" by Sly and the Family Stone.
always meant to play Arthur Lee's Everybody's Gotta Live, too, as it's on the end of the Optimo How To Kill The DJ compilation performing the same purpose, and sounds great. I've never got round to it, though.
The thing is, these are "after the last song" last songs, when you've played until the end of the night and the lights are up. If you try playing something you can dance to, venues will generally tell you off and/or cut the power to the PA because as far as they're concerned, the night is over. They'll usually tolerate you playing something relatively quiet for people to leave to
like to hear everybody's gotta live at the end of a night!
I also have some "bar clearers" to put on when the bar staff are keen to get cleaned up and go home (DJ tip #253 always stay on the good side of the bar staff - they can make the difference between you having an enjoyable night and a crap one)
either Plastic Jesus by Flaming Lips or Silence is Sexy by Einstürzende Neubauten usuually do the trick
anyway anything BUT Oasis
suprised I hadn't thought of it being a huuuuge Velvet's fan - mind if I pinch that idea?
than a load of drunken bastards staring up to the heavens during 'I am the resurrection', but still shite.
it doesn't really matter if you can't dance to the last song, no one's dancing anyway by that point, just singing.
Mainstream indie nights are definitely the lesser of two evils in comparison with pretentious electro nights.
Pretentious electro nights are fantastic.
you don't really get electro
we all realised you weren't being especially serious
So Sally can wait.
She knows its too late.
As we're walking on by.
My soul slides away.
But don't look back in anger, I heard you say.
About as sentimental as 'get a job you fucking whore'.
The Junkplanet one is a misquote.
Wrighty doesn't know shit all about anything.
What else is new?
The Day We Caught The Train and have done with it.
My motto for life is 'A Tuesday Without OCS is Like A Sandwich Without Bread'.
think it is the right song...
This one is
WHOAHHHH WOAH LA LA
WHOAHHHH WOAH LA LA
WHOAHHHH WOAH LA LA
WHOAHHHH WOAH LA LA
JB <3's OCS 4EVA IDST.
Oasis is the best song to put on at the end of a night...
..when you're a drunken prick in a rugby shirt that has spent the whole day "on the beers waaahey" and trying to chat up every "bird" in the place by slobbering over their tits and you end the night seeking solace in a matey hug and singalong with your other drunken automatons.
Collide-a-scope played nina simone's 'my baby just cares for me' once for the last song, and it was ace.
is the best Last Thing To Play At A Club, silly!
Don't Look Back In Anger's a great pissed-up singalong, though. Especially if you change the words to "Don't Look Back You Wanker". To make it more "amusing". Ahoho.
is what I say. So none of that mopey bollocks. Something like Romantic Rights by Death From Above 1979 or Wolf Like Me by Tv on the Radio
it's got to be cheese or a TV/film theme. Nothing better than watching a room full of trendy-to-death indie student tourists dancing like muppets to Kylie.
meaning the DJ's alcohol intake - if that's has been provided by grateful punters during the night then they get uplifting tune of their choice - if, on the other hand, the bar staff have been supplying "free" drink then they get a "fuck off home you horrible lot we want to clean up" tune ....
This thread is ace.
Everyone who likes Oasis is a sentimental student in a Rugby shirt, in the same way that everyone who'd end on something by Talking Heads is a pretentious, ugly loser that has about three friends.
Eeee, I don't know.
Shit i better find two more.
DJ in Chester student union:
Mouthy chav: Play some fookin' Oasis to end the night.
Me: I dont have any Oasis.
MC: You dont have any Oasis? You call this a fookin' indie night?
Me: I've got Blur....?
MC: Play Dont look back in anger, all my mates want to hear it.
Me: I dont have any Oasis.
And so on.
Come on, DJing in Chester without the first two Oasis albums is probably a bad idea! :D
Haha. Oasis fans are total scum aren't they? Northern chavvy monkeys, who have no idea what 'indie' really is.