Best "Kick-In's"

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Best "Kick-In's"

Postby jp » Wed May 19, 2004 5:46 pm

That pause thread made me consider another aspect of the pause; when the tune kicks back in of course. To me, its even better when a song suddenly erupts from a trippy intro or bridge. Off the top of my head:

Queen/Bohemian Rhapsody after the crazy voc's in the middle. No one can deny banging their head to that one at some point.

Steppenwolf/Magic Carpet Ride

Led Z./Over the Hills and Far Away (and sooo many more)

Weezer/Getchoo (sounds like a chainsaw burning rocket fuel the instant before the first notes.)


Ween/Exactly Where I'm at// They have some sort of flange/dampening effect on the drums with this little tom diddy going on through the first half of the first verse and once it takes off it sounds HUGE. Though it is definately not my favorite Ween tune, but it ranks very high on my kick-in chart.

Material Issue/Off the Hook My best guess is that they used two phones pointed receiver to reciever mouth to ear so the phone sound would eventually generate a sort of wierd echoey feedback. Then they use the off-the-hook-tone as a rhythm instrument in the choruses. Telecommando Americano is a fucking great album BTW.

There are many more of course so enough outta me....

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Postby Barabajagal » Wed May 19, 2004 5:55 pm

Jane's Addiction, "The Ocean Song"--sort of Zeppelin-esque. As you note Zeppelin were the dynamics masters.

The Smashing Pumpkins on a number of occasions: "I Am One" leaps to mind.

Constantines "Nightime/Anytime It's Alright" has a good 'un.

My favorite kick-in--though it's really a kick-off, I guess--is PJ Harvey's "Long Snake Moan," where she just says "mm-hm" and then the band KICKS in. One of my favorite hard rock songs of all time!

Maybe you mean kick-BACK ins?

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Postby Ad » Wed May 19, 2004 9:51 pm

A good recent one is "There's No Home For Here" by the White Stripes. Love that song!

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Postby jaimoe0 » Wed May 19, 2004 10:54 pm

The song "U*G*L*Y" by Fishbone starts all slow and plodding and then kicks into a hyper-driven ska rave-up. Sweet.

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Wed May 19, 2004 11:31 pm

The Eels - 'Last Stop: This Town'.

"'m gonna fly on down/
for the last stop to this town/
I'm gonna fly on down then fly away/
Well, alright."

When the bridge kicks in with that wicked, funky slam, it makes you want to jump up and do the robot. I fucking love that song.

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Postby tongue-tied lightning » Thu May 20, 2004 9:20 am

I'm thinking The Who had a few good ones.

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Postby miss carol » Thu May 20, 2004 10:27 am

Pretty much anything from Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast

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Postby amy the wineaux » Thu May 20, 2004 11:11 am

the Specials - Nightclub

I'll need some coffee to think of more

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Postby Herb Tarlek » Thu May 20, 2004 2:34 pm

Weezer - My Name is Jonas
- Say It Ain't So

KISS - Black Diamond
- Rock Bottom

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Postby Charli » Thu May 20, 2004 4:04 pm

The Wrens- Happy

A very slow song, very depressing, that towards the end starts to build til suddenly it's in this mad frenzy and the singer is REALLy mad and the guitars are going crazy.

Always freaks people out at their shows who aren't familiar with the song. I love watching people's reactions. hehe

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