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Pieces of music that absolutely stunned you.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by *ToNeS*, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    And I mean floored, not like: "Oh that was cool." Stuff that just dizzied your everything and made you wonder how anyone or anyones conceptualised and created something like it.

    For me, it's this:

    Let's hear that world-altering stuff! :bassist:
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The "Dies Irae" from Verdi's "Requiem" did it for me...
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  3. Amazing solos on dual guitars, bass solo & drum solo. Top level musicianship.

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  4. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Post it!
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)

    Not the best performance, haven't found one equal to the one I remember. Need a really big bass drum! :D
  6. Erik Asma

    Erik Asma

    Jul 20, 2019
    Decades joy division.
    Me and my friend listened to it mouth open first time we played it. This was otherworldly.

    Not knowing then I would carry him to his grave on the same song 16 years later.
    The doors at the back of the aula swung open and we lifted the coffin.
    Right then the first line was coming through the speakers.
    'here are the young men, a weight on their shoulders.' years later we heard it life by Peter hook and the light. Exactly as on the record, still made me cry.
    This is the prettiest and most haunting song I will ever know.

  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    This blew me away. Danny Gatton and his band, playing Harlem Nocturne. Wow, simply wow.

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  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Practically everything this woman does just wipes me out, it’s difficult to pick just one piece, so I’ll just submit these for your approval...

    But 30 years earlier...

    Then, in the same vein...

    I’m such a happy-go-lucky guy.
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  9. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Piping in with another one. I don't believe for a second that Kenji Kawai is a human being:

    Just incredible.
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  10. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Nowhere near as out of the mainstream as the examples posted so far, but "Flash Light" still stuns me:

    So much to love, from the synth bass line to the high lead synth line (reportedly both by the keyboard genius Bernie Worrell (RIP) to that haunting chant ("The chant in the song: 'ha-da-dadee-da da-da hava da da,' is based on a Jewish Bar Mitzvah chant"), but don't overlook the ridiculously tight, funky rhythm guitar, courtesy of Bootsy's big brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins (RIP).
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  11. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    The entire Tales From Topographic Oceans when I was 17.
  12. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Every song Genesis played for us that first time seeing them on April 14, 1973. No one in that gym had ever heard of Genesis (it was their first US tour as an opening act). They blew us, and the headliner - It's A Beautiful Day - away! The show opened with "Watcher of the Skies". And, it just kept getting better from there....................
  13. dramatwist


    Sep 27, 2019
    ...this may be a bit outdated and mundane for you folks, but when "Sgt Pepper" came out, I was completely blown away... I think I paid $1.99 for it at our local drug store...
  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    That much?!?!?!? You overpaid! :D
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  15. Iristone


    Jul 8, 2017
    I Want To Break Free. Namely, the vocal bridge, synthesizer solo, and the verse after it. :thumbsup:
  16. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    These, to name a couple...

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  17. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Lots of great prog here!

    I was blown away the first time I heard the drop from that lovely mellotron heavy B drone to Bb in the intro to Genesis’ “Eleventh Earl of Mar,” Maurice Ravel’s “Daybreak” from his fantastic Daphnis et Chloe suite, and all of ELP’s “Brain Salad Surgery.”
  18. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    ...oops, forgot one.

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  19. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba

    Apr 30, 2017
    1CD428B6-AD29-4E66-B57F-009F0FB84BEC. 58AB6568-9F92-41CE-B051-DA3C33C0488A.
  20. Spupilup


    Jan 11, 2019
    I saw them in ‘72 if I’m not mistaken, at Seton Hall University. I was 12 and I don’t think I’ve ever been the same since!

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