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Songs with dramatic pauses?

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:08 am
by Dawg
To start you off:

Nine Inch Nails "Wish"

Jane's Addiction "No One's Leaving"

What else?

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:11 am
by Maarten
the only song that comes to mind is
britney spears; crazy

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:27 am
by DJMurphy
Matthew Sweet, "Girlfriend"
Def Leppard, "Animal" (hey, I'm taking Jake's advice about trash-culture, and embracing it!!)
Roxette, "The Look"
Lyle Lovett, "I've Been To Memphis"

...not as easy to think up these things on the quick...

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:34 am
by Jake
I just learned that this is known as the "Clearmountain pause" after legendary engineer/producer/mixer Bob Clearmountain's technique of inserting a dramatic pause in a recording. Look at his credits and you'll find tons of songs with Clearmountain pauses in them.

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:53 am
by Barabajagal
two favorite dramatic pauses:

Led Zeppelin, "Good Times, Bad Times"
Jane's Addiction, "Ocean Size"

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:55 am
by Barabajagal
Jake wrote:I just learned that this is known as the "Clearmountain pause" after legendary engineer/producer/mixer Bob Clearmountain's technique of inserting a dramatic pause in a recording. Look at his credits and you'll find tons of songs with Clearmountain pauses in them.


Christ, those are amazing credits. He must be a buh-zillionare.

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 12:02 pm
by steve-o
Only one comes to mind, but it will do just fine:
The Four Tops, "Bernadette." That song gives me chills.

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 12:06 pm
by jaimoe0
Everything But the Girl "Little Hitlers". It's not really a pause, more of a crescendo with strings where everything suddenly drops away leaving only piano and tasteful rhythm section, but for a mili-second it feels like all sound has been sucked out of the ether.

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 12:11 pm
by beginthebegin
Just listened this morning to this one:

Decemberists - The Mariners Revenge Song

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 12:44 pm
by trainwreck2
Make Everyone Happy/Mechanical Birds-
Modest Mouse