i'm going with Mogwai-Christmas Steps, 5.15 in. CODY version.
i think mogwai own the thread anyway
but new paths to helicon, pt 2 (the BBC sessions version?). you know the bit I mean.
Scared the shite out of me first time I heard it
The ending moments of To Here Knows When with that transition into When You Sleep. Gets me every time.
But they're not the "best". I hate Sigur Ros, ever since I turned 16, I hated Sigur Ros.
DO NOT adjust your volume.
Wins this category hands down for me. Even Metallica couldn't out-heavy the original.
I love the way it explodes out of nowhere, slightly off beat. It always catches me surprise no matter how many times I hear it.
yearning will blow your socks off, just like most of their songs
first time I saw Mono they opened with Yearning and that bit made my knees buckle
ding ding ding ding ding...
REALLY TOO LATE TO CALL SO WE WAIT FOR MORNING TO WAKE YOU THAT'S ALL WE GOT
is pretty good
and was trying to sound like Alan Vega on that.
Love the way the guitar riff crunches in all of a sudden
When he whispers something beyond hearing, and just as you're straining to hear it it explodes back in. Quality.
I like the bit in At Giza by Om, the bit in El Mundo Frio by Corrupted and best of all the bit in Cabin Man by the Cows.
the bass sounds fucking huge
Hope of the States - The Black Amnesias
Post-Tour is what I was gonna ssuggest...so yeah.
that comes with the rerelease of Philophobia
(The re-recorded version of the Untitled EP)
I'd have to say "Good Morning, Captain." Saw them do it live, and it was something to see, *everybody* did devil horns *simultaneously*.
blammmmm! Note- the tweez version doesn't do this.
or 4:45 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJAV1Zva7uc . doesnt work without the preceeding or following bits though
almost gave me a heart attack! So so good though
when the guitar comes in at 2:44 here
Mogwai - Helicon 1 (the original verion, the one on Ten Rapid).
Put it on maximum volume, wait until THAT moment at 2:54 and melt into bliss. They've never bettered this tune, although they've spent a long time trying.
It is clearly the moment on track 3 of Get Out by Pita when the oddly serene music blasts into coruscating laptop overload about 3 minutes in. A shame that all other laptop musicians took this as a sign that they should just make unstructured noise skronk for years on end, but that shouldn't diminish the sheer visceral power of this particular record.
by Blood Brothers. As well as the change in volume, everything suddenly starts going at a million miles an hour, and two people start screaming their tits off.
I'm throwing Salt, Pepa and Spindarella by Johnny Foreigner in there even though the quiet isn't that quiet.
Bring on the real fun, turn on the real drums. <3
The piano teases you for just the right amount of time and then that little drum roll and the guitars shred your ears into pieces in the best possible way. It's my default track to use to test if earphones are up to scratch for me.
The first that came to mind was the day I tried to live by Soundgarden.
The transition to the 'The Clot Thickens' section. Terrifying.
probably the heaviest thing ever written.
features quite a special quiet loud moment- think it's around the 3 minute mark
E.g. the scream at the end of the song. This was one of the first Cure tracks I ever heard and I knew I'd love them immediately.
Bob Dyan going electric.
I can't possibly be the first person to post this.
Better for the way it goes quiet again after one bar.
The bit between the end of Son Et Lumiere and start of Inertiatic ESP
Sort of builds up to the first loud bit, then falls away again...stays quiet...pauses.....EXPLODES!
Cos I like how Silver Trembling Hands by The Flaming Lips begins.
ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh....AAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!
The last 4 minutes is all sorts of quiet-loud win.
4:48 CLARINET SOLO
Elbow - Snooks
...but not Tame, its Gigantic!!
the smashing pumpkins
Certainly not as good as some of the other stuff on here, but definitely the most fun.
Actually I am going to listen to sisterworld.
just an incredible song all round
Best outrage I've heard so far.
I went to my iTunes to remember "Son Et Lumiere" and remembered "Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus" which, OH GOD
ALL OF THE PIXIES EVER?!?! /Capslock
Also a very good loud-quiet bit.
let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the...
at least it seemed the best last night, but i was pished
I remember them finishing with this at the Cargo in 2008. That tidal wave of guitar was the loudest thing I've ever heard.
The whole scum album. Aggggghhhaaa / pause before next track / agggghhhaaaa etc.
they are also the kings of the stop and start move
There's a Pixies song, think it's on Bossa Nova. Fairly quiet verse which all of a sudden bursts into a bar of unhinged playing before going quiet again. Can't for the life of me remember the rest of the song, but it's great.
3:59 makes me very very scared.
I'll delete it if the OP fancies doing one themselves. Some tracks I could not find for love nor money.
great work, man
Well done everyone
it's missing White Man by Queen
add it yeah?
Along with a few tracks I like: cop shoot cop by spiritualized I Gaer by Sigur Ros.
or Mono - A Speeding Car
Rosetta - Clavius
The end of 'Ascension Day' into the beginning of 'After The Flood' on Laughing Stock by Talk Talk.
Good call! Also, 'Desire' off of Sprit of Eden. I'd point out the exact moment but you'd be a fool not to listen to the whole thing.
when the bass comes in near the start
10am Automatic. It's loud anyway, but there's a LOUDER guitar solo at the end that comes screaming in and scares the shit out of anyone in the car who hasn't heard it before. Not really quiet loud moments, but both have the same effect.
Smashing pumpkins. Yum.
Greatest thread ever.
New Way Home
Beside You In Time
I like NIN a whole lot, but BYIT is a proper tune and its a shame it was squirreled away at the back end of With Teeth
any more suggestions?
*nice little drum beat*
*nice little attenuated guitar riff*
NICK FUCKING OLIVERI MELTING YOUR STUPID FUCKING FACE CLEAN OFF.
Just after the first chorus. Coupled with the projections that accompanied it on the tour for Go, it's one of the greatest live music moments I've ever experienced.
Also worth a shout is the choruses of Red House Painters' cover of All Mixed Up.
when the riff drops out and then back in again at about 3.30 and again when the chanting stops for a second at 5.12, then it all goes mental.
the bit where the children are singing in French followed by the spacey synthy strings followed by P S H Y C H A D E L I C WOOOOO YEAHHH LETS ROCK OUT
Godspeed have all their best bits playing faster than usual : )
Builds and builds and builds then "WALLOP" the big crescendo of guitar which sweeps through you, total euphoria. Class.
Building like a Japanese horror movie, Down River lulls you into a peaceful state with Nick Talbot's delicate Nick Drake-esque vocals. Admittedly the slightly ominous lyrics hint at the uncanny, but the gentle, undulating rhythms just let you drift along, blissfully unaware of your fate.
Then half-way through there's a jump. A brief jolt out of the blue. Shit!
Quietly... tenderly, he whispers into your ear, "Everything is going to be alright". Before whipping out a claw-hammer guitar and skull-fucking you with it as the credits roll.
found a track of GY!BE's called 'outro' and have plonked that on there as well.
I really love this album, and this song when it bursts into life is just so intense. It makes me want to curl up in a ball and scream forever. It absolutely needs to played loud. The lovely violin just leads you unaware into the screaming Scottish abyss at around 2:20