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Songs with dramatic pauses?

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Songs with dramatic pauses?

Postby Dawg » Thu May 19, 2005 9:08 am

To start you off:

Nine Inch Nails "Wish"

Jane's Addiction "No One's Leaving"

What else?
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Postby Maarten » Thu May 19, 2005 10:11 am

the only song that comes to mind is
britney spears; crazy
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Postby DJMurphy » Thu May 19, 2005 10:27 am

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...
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Postby Jake » Thu May 19, 2005 10:34 am

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.
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Postby Barabajagal » Thu May 19, 2005 10:53 am

two favorite dramatic pauses:

Led Zeppelin, "Good Times, Bad Times"
Jane's Addiction, "Ocean Size"
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Postby Barabajagal » Thu May 19, 2005 10:55 am

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.
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Postby steve-o » Thu May 19, 2005 12:02 pm

Only one comes to mind, but it will do just fine:
The Four Tops, "Bernadette." That song gives me chills.
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Postby jaimoe0 » Thu May 19, 2005 12:06 pm

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.
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Postby beginthebegin » Thu May 19, 2005 12:11 pm

Just listened this morning to this one:

Decemberists - The Mariners Revenge Song
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Postby trainwreck2 » Thu May 19, 2005 12:44 pm

Make Everyone Happy/Mechanical Birds-
Modest Mouse
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