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Great Albums with one (really) naff track

Discussion in 'music' started by mikechadwick, Jun 27, 2022.

  1. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    :eek:Its the 2nd best track on the album ( after Who Knows Where the Time Goes) : I hear them channeling the Velvet Underground every time I play it!
     
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  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Roy Harper
    Flat, Baroque and Berserk
    Hell’s Angels
     
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  3. Caliente

    Caliente pfm Member

    Deep Purple - Fireball and "Anyone's Daughter" though I have grown to like it and it is very much from its time.
     
  4. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Some people dislike it so much they make it a-finger-in-both-ears listening (not me though, I think it’s one of the best tracks).
     
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  5. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I’m pretty sure ‘Dear God’ was a b-side & it’s also a great song.
     
  6. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    It was a B-side to begin with, although originally intended to be on the album and then pulled. Different people have different thoughts as to why that happened. Then it was put on to later pressings of the album when it became a hit in America - mine is one of those without it. Opinions probably differ as to whether it is a great song or not. IMO it rather spoils the flow/‘concept’ of the album.
     
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  7. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    I would argue that although it does mark a crossroads and they took the wrong turn, however the track itself is great. Adopting Dave Swarbrick and jettisoning Ian Matthews was also a marker of their swing to the folksier way of things.
     
  8. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I listen & enjoy Fairport Convention far more than I do The Band, I always thought they had a more domestic/English sound.
     
  9. Blue Belle

    Blue Belle pfm Member

    Never liked the track Polly off of Nirvana's Nevermind, although i'm certain others loved it.
     
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  10. CTank

    CTank pfm Member

    I don’t hate Downtown. But the album certainly wouldn’t be any worse if it was omitted.
     
  11. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I think DSOTM would be a much better record without ‘Money’. The clunky 7/8 riff is bad enough, but when they switch into the straight-time rocking out section it always makes me think of the car sequence in Wayne’s World.
     
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  12. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Not sure I agree there. Great overall, as is Making Movies.
     
  13. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    Industrial Disease just doesn't 'fit' for me. Too jokey. The rest of the album is amazing.
     
  14. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail
    I've never liked - 'Robbery, Assault & Battery'.
     
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  15. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    I couldn't agree more - it just doesn't follow the 'vibe' of the rest of the album at all.
     
  16. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Highway to Hell and Love Hungry Man
     
  17. RBrinsdon

    RBrinsdon pfm Member

    Disraeli Gears - I think it is "Mothers Lament"
     
  18. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Good call - absolutely awful track :(
     
  19. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Much prefer The Band, though I like both British Folk(Rock) and Americana. Can’t think of a naff track on any Band album myself though they did have a bit of a naff member depending on whose story you believe.
     
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  20. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Almost every Beatles album has at least one. I particularly dislike is "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da".
    Got to agree with Marcho on 'Money' (DSOTM), I literally skip it.
    'Our House' grates too. Bloody Graham Nash.
     

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