Monday, March 1, 2010
In the good old days (about 2 years ago) when musicians made albums to be listened to from start to finish I always used to (and still do of course) look forward to seeing what they were going to do with the final track.
Would it be a full-on wig-out like "Cop Shoot Cop" from Spiritualized's "Ladies and Gentlemen..." to send the album off with a bang or a downbeat and beautiful elegy like "Something In The Way" from Nirvana's Nevermind to wind the album down?
My personal favourites are the above mentioned tracks, "Mogwai Fear Satan" at the end of Mogwai's "Young Team" and the one on the Youtube clip which is the final track on Flipper's 1982 classic LP "Generic". After an album of absolutely awesome but pretty straight ahead early-80's sludgy US punk they suddenly unleash the chaotic free-jazzin' of "Sex Bomb" to finish off the album in style.
Of course my knowledge and tastes are extremely limited, so if you want to nominate some better ones, let's have 'em!