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I Want You (She's So Heavy)
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13 August 2013
3.46am
Von Bontee
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LOL at Grumpy George in that photo

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
13 August 2013
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When I was in 8th grade in music class, we all had an assigned day to bring in a cd over the course of the year and we would listen to it during class. I brought Abbey Road in, and the majority of the class was not really enjoying it and kinda zoning out. I could tell even my music teacher started to get annoyed when She's So Heavy came on. I was sitting next to my buddy and I was like when this song ends its super abrupt and everyone is gonna notice it. So once the song cut, everyone almost jumped at the lack of sound, my teacher even asked me if the cd was broken. I didn't even say anything and Here Comes The Sun calmed everyone back down again.

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13 August 2013
3.48pm
mewbie
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It's somehow almost mystical, I know their psychedelic era songs are often mystical, but something dreamy about this song.

like alcoholic beverage for a metaphor, like a beaten up guy stranded in a bar,

somehow depressing yet very interesting.

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13 August 2013
5.52pm
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Has any other famous pop musician/band cut a song's ending like that?

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
13 August 2013
6.03pm
Ron Nasty
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I think others have played similar tricks since, but I can't think of instance. And I just have to say this to the people talking about hearing it on CD, and Here Comes The Sun breezing in after it, pause the CD, make a cup of cup, and then listen, because that is how it was. Last track of side 1, first track of side 2. It probably never mattered more for effect.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
13 August 2013
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Funny Paper said
Has any other famous pop musician/band cut a song's ending like that?

Not famous internationally, but the Canadian band Sloan has a song on their 2nd album 'Twice Removed' called "Before I Do" which hearkens to "I Want You".  During an extended ending, it abruptly cuts off at 7:04.

Legend at the time was that the band (who was in dispute with Geffen for dropping the Grunge sound that sold them as Canada's answer to Nirvana) was told to shorten it and they refused, so the label just cut it off the master.  I think the truth was it was a conscious decision, but it's still pretty jarring.

It's an amazing song from an amazing album.

E is for 'Ergent'.
13 August 2013
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WETSRoosa
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SatanHimself said

Funny Paper said
Has any other famous pop musician/band cut a song's ending like that?

Not famous internationally, but the Canadian band Sloan has a song on their 2nd album 'Twice Removed' called "Before I Do" which hearkens to "I Want You".  During an extended ending, it abruptly cuts off at 7:04.

Legend at the time was that the band (who was in dispute with Geffen for dropping the Grunge sound that sold them as Canada's answer to Nirvana) was told to shorten it and they refused, so the label just cut it off the master.  I think the truth was it was a conscious decision, but it's still pretty jarring.

It's an amazing song from an amazing album.

 

Wow... I forgot all about Sloan... they never really made it here in the States (save for "The Good in Everyone," which I do remember being on the old 120 Minutes show)... are they still around?

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13 August 2013
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SatanHimself
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Yep.  They've had a long and interesting history.  I'm friends with them still.  I even provided recordings for them which got used in a vinyl-only live "bootleg" release.

After Geffen dropped them, they essentially went independent and had a good string of charting singles here in Canada.  They still follow the basic rule of dividing the songwriting and singing 4 ways.

The heydays are over, but the band still reliably put out interesting and fiercely independent power pop albums.  Their next record is supposed to be a double album, where each band member gets one side.

E is for 'Ergent'.
14 August 2013
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I saw Sloan live about 14 years ago, they were opening for Matthew Good Band.  I was impressed, they put on a really good show!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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