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I second that emotion

Postby mudshark » 31 Mar 2024, 10:47

In my hour of darkness (I hate Easter with a vengeance), waiting for the shops to open so I can get some 'medicine' and a just a few more LP's, my mind is a-wandering. The few people that are still participating here all love music, no doubt. Are there any songs that actually hit an emotional string, that choke you up, make you swallow a few times to keep away the tears? I have quite a few of them, and wish to mention some of them:

I Can See a Darkness - Bonny Price Billy (the Cash version)
Hurt - Trent Reznor (the Cash version)
How You Gonna See Me Now - Alice Cooper
Tecumseh Valley - Townes van Zandt
Greatest Love of All - the Whitney Houston version
Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin
Pale Blue Eyes - on Lou's Take No Prisoners album
In my Hour of Darkness - Gram Parsons
Almost everything by Mississippi Fred McDowell
Everything by Scott Dunbar
The Ballad of Curtis Loew - Lynyrd Skynyrd

And more, of course. I'm a sentimental old fool.
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby robertff » 31 Mar 2024, 11:07

mudshark wrote: Are there any songs that actually hit an emotional string, that choke you up, make you swallow a few times to keep away the tears? .



I'm not really the sentimental or emotional type, but three that come to mind straight away for getting anywhere near close to what you describe are "Darling Be Home Soon' by Lovin' Spoonful, 'With or Without You' U2 and of course 'Let It Be' by some small 60's combo whose name escapes me at the present moment.

There are probably others, which might come to mind as the day goes on.


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Re: I second that emotion

Postby mudshark » 31 Mar 2024, 11:12

With or Without You is a song my 3rd wife (to whom I'm incredibly still married) can't listen to without falling to bits. When we're in the car and it happens to pop up, she immediately switches it off. I just envisage that little cunt with the wooly hat (for which a plane got chartered) and immediately hate the song.
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby Samoan » 31 Mar 2024, 13:32

These Are the Days of Our Lives - Queen
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby robertff » 31 Mar 2024, 13:52

Samoan wrote:These Are the Days of Our Lives - Queen



Agree with this one.


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Re: I second that emotion

Postby Swiftie » 31 Mar 2024, 13:53

There are very few songs, with words, that make me emotional - perhaps one track is Jethro Tull’s ‘Cheerio’





For me it’s passages of instrumental music

One that comes to mind is the last 10 minutes of side 1 of Mike Oldfield’s Ommadawn





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Re: I second that emotion

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 31 Mar 2024, 19:11

This gets me every time



especially this version, something about a brass band induces leaky eyes for me,


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The "Tell someone you love them...." part.

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Re: I second that emotion

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 31 Mar 2024, 19:49

John Cale's versionj of Hallelujah but only the solo Live in Paris one.
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby ChrisB » 31 Mar 2024, 23:40

Hurt : Johnny Cash
This woman's work : Kate Bush
Fix you : Cold play
Awaken : Yes
Sound of silence : Disturbed

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and Tom Traubert's Blues and A Soldier's Things and Martha and...
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby mudshark » 02 Apr 2024, 09:43

Oh yes, I should have mentioned Waits. Especially 'Martha'.
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby mudshark » 02 Apr 2024, 09:44

And Blue Valentines. A song of which I feel was written for me, after a few drinks.
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Apr 2024, 10:54

Last song that I remember being moved by was Dionne Warwick's "The Windows of the World".
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby naughty boy » 02 Apr 2024, 11:06

Matt 'interesting' Wilson wrote:So I went from looking at the "I'm a Man" riff, to showing how the rave up was popular for awhile.

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Re: I second that emotion

Postby The Slider » 02 Apr 2024, 14:04

It certainly elicits a tear
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby The Slider » 02 Apr 2024, 19:20

There are quite a few bits of opera and musical theatre that do it to me too.

I'll leave the opera aside because you are a bunch of fucking heathens, but here are a couple - all bar the first are by Stephen Sondheim


The whole thing teeters on the edge but that "so bring on the rebels..." section pushes me right over the edge




Jawdropping



This is so impossibly beautiful it reduces audiences to jelly every time it is performed.
It is the final number of Sunday in the Park with George
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby Rayge » 02 Apr 2024, 19:58

Ike & Tina Turner 'I'll never need more than this'
Lorraine Ellison 'Stay With Me Baby'
TImi Yuro 'Interlude'
The Vevet Underground 'I Heard her Call My Name'
Mercury Rev 'Empire State' (mostly the flute solo near the end)
Different emotions, but all intensely felt
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby Rayge » 02 Apr 2024, 20:00

mudshark wrote:(I hate Easter with a vengeance).


Why?
If that's not too personal a question. I can understand Xmas (families/materialism) and birthdays (ageing issues) but Easter and Whtsun always meant time off work in Springtime and nothing horrid at all (unless you hate chocolate).
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Re: I second that emotion

Postby mudshark » 03 Apr 2024, 08:25

Answering your question Rayge: my parents didn't do Easter, but I was asked to abide to some unwritten rules, such as wearing your Sunday clothing, stay inside, keep quiet for the neighbours, etc. So I basically sat on a chair. A few times Pesach and Easter more or less coincided during the time I lived with my parents (left 'home' at 17). That was slightly more eventful. When I lived in Singapore, I married a nice Hokkien Chinese lady, who turned into a bit of a Jesusfreak. To keep the peace I played along, something I shouldn't have done. Good Friday and Easter were largely filled with visits to the Faith Community Baptist Church and prayer meetings during which people tried to convert me, and indoctrinated my 4 children. It's not easy to be a white man in a large Chinese family filled with religious Zealots. Anyway, I survived and so did the kids. So, no happy Easter memories. The experiences have created a further resentment to all organized forms of religion. We should talk about it over a beer. Then I can tell you at length how some of my former wife's family members once invaded my home to go through my CD collection to get rid of all the 'satanic material'. I literally had to fight them off. Instead, they went downstairs and took my son's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figurines. Another victory for the Lord.

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Re: I second that emotion

Postby Samoan » 03 Apr 2024, 09:44

Threads go where they will but I really got no pleasure & felt no passion in hearing chunks of live performances with entire orchestras & multiple cast members in high-end venues with audience participation.

Still, horses for courses.
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