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elmwood
10-25-2005, 12:44 PM
I'm curious about pairs of rock songs by one group that sound different, but are always played together on the radio, and always paired together on "best of" compilations. For instance:

Journey: Feeling That Way and Anytime
The Cars: Bye Bye Love and Moving in Stereo

I swear there was a thread on this subject, but I can't find it despite plenty of searching. If you can find the thread, please post the URL! If not, can soneone explain the paired song phenomenon?

bordelond
10-25-2005, 12:55 PM
Another would be Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We are the Champions".

Pink Floyd's The Wall is essentially a single composition without breaks between songs -- though the individual songs (movements?) are named on the album cover. Sometimes a radio station will play two or more of these songs consecutively. I heard "Best Years of Their Lives" (title?) and "Another Brick in the Wall" played consecutively just the other day.

kelly5078
10-25-2005, 01:00 PM
"Heartbreaker"/"Living Loving Maid" by Led Zeppelin.

bordelond
10-25-2005, 01:01 PM
Journey: Feeling That Way and Anytime
The Cars: Bye Bye Love and Moving in Stereo

All I can really say about Feeling That Way and Anytime is that they are played back-to-back with no pause on Journey's album Infinity. The Queen examples I gave above play the same way on News of the World.

I presume the same is true of Bye Bye Love and Moving in Stereo on the Cars' debut album.

RealityChuck
10-25-2005, 01:03 PM
You mean segues?

Others would include:
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and With a Little Help from my Friends -- the Beatles

Funeral for a Friend and Love Lies Bleeding -- Elton John

The Fish Cheer and I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag -- Country Joe and the Fish

Black Mountain Side and Communications Breakdown -- Led Zeppelin

Heartbreaker and Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) -- Led Zeppelin

bordelond
10-25-2005, 01:06 PM
You mean segues?

INXS's "Need You Tonight" and "Mediate" from Kick -- one song, or a segue?

Ukulele Ike
10-25-2005, 01:10 PM
The Grateful Dead had many songs that led from one to the other....most of which are played together in the rare event they get radio play. To name three of the obvious ones:

China Cat Sunflower > Know You Rider

Bertha > Good Lovin'

Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain

ShibbOleth
10-25-2005, 01:13 PM
Another would be Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We are the Champions".


I was talking about this song with the Shibblets yesterday. They like to listen to Radio Disney, and Radio Disney likes to play "We Will Rock You"*, but they never play "We Are the Champions" right afterwards. So I asked and they'd never even heard of the second song. It's kind of like knowing what peanut butter is but never having heard of jelly.


*They also asked, "Daddy, what's this song about?" If anyone has a good idea, please let me know.

ShibbOleth
10-25-2005, 01:15 PM
Oh, also most people think that songs "Load Out" and "Stay" by Jackson Browne are one song. I've never heard them played separately.

elmwood
10-25-2005, 01:15 PM
You mean segues?

Is that what they're called? Googling the term and the names of some of the songs in this thread, I only saw the term used as a verb, not a noun.

Seems like the phemonemon was popular with 1970s and 1980s rock, but I haven't heard such pairings of more recent songs.

bordelond
10-25-2005, 01:24 PM
I swear there was a thread on this subject, but I can't find it despite plenty of searching.
I participated on another thread on this topic quite a while ago. I remember it well. I tried searching for it myself using words I know I typed. Probably a casualty of the Winter of Our Missed Content.

Hal Briston
10-25-2005, 02:03 PM
This doesn't really fit the category, but it certainly should.

Few things tick me off more than when I hear the Live at Budokan version of Cheap Trick's I Want You To Want Me, and they don't leave the disc going. Damnit, if you're gonna play I Want You To Want Me, then you must play Surrender! :mad:

AHunter3
10-25-2005, 02:33 PM
Yes: "Your Move" followed by "All Good People" (another segue)

marque elf
10-25-2005, 02:43 PM
This one's a little more obscure, and I haven't heard it played like this for a very long time, but AOR stations used to play Wooden Ships by the Jefferson Airplanr into Farewell to Tarawathee by Judy Collins. Wooden ships ends with whale songs and the Collins song begins with them. A very effective segue, especially when listened to with the right chemical stimulants, very chill inducing.

sponge(worthy)bob
10-25-2005, 02:46 PM
"Eruption" by Van Halen is technically a seperate song (guitar solo) but is usually played right before "You Really Got Me" and sounds more like an introduction than a seperate piece.

I think.

plnnr
10-25-2005, 02:50 PM
The Grateful Dead had many songs that led from one to the other....most of which are played together in the rare event they get radio play. To name three of the obvious ones:

China Cat Sunflower > Know You Rider

Bertha > Good Lovin'

Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain

Playin' in the Band>Uncle John's Band was a pretty common one, too. Same with Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World.

Part of the thrill was always hoping that you might get to hear an unusual pairing or something standing on its own, or something turning up in an unusual place in the set. I recall reading several interviews with Garcia where he bemoaned the lack of originality in their own sets after awhile. He also liked to bust Weir's chops because Weir would speed through the segues, like he was in a hurry to get to the next number. Garcia, on the other hand, liked the segues most because that was where he could paint himself into a corner and then have to get back out of it.

One of my most fond memories was seeing Formerly The Warlocks play the Hampton Coliseum and having them start the second set of the second night with "Playin in the Band." Hmmm...that's not something you hear every night. Wonder where they'll go from here.

Playin'>UJB>Playin' full stop.

Dark Star.

communal freak out ensues

NDP
10-25-2005, 02:53 PM
This one's a little more obscure, and I haven't heard it played like this for a very long time, but AOR stations used to play Wooden Ships by the Jefferson [Airplane] into Farewell to Tarawathee by Judy Collins. Wooden ships ends with whale songs and the Collins song begins with them. A very effective segue, especially when listened to with the right chemical stimulants, very chill inducing.
Sorry to hijack the thread for a moment but did Jefferson Airplane also do "Wooden Ships"? The only version I know about is the one by Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

As for songs that blend into one another, pretty much most of the tracks on The Who's "Quadrophenia" album do this.

RealityChuck
10-25-2005, 03:15 PM
Sorry to hijack the thread for a moment but did Jefferson Airplane also do "Wooden Ships"? The only version I know about is the one by Crosby, Stills, and Nash.Yes, on the Volunteers album. I heard that version first (Paul Kantner of JA is credited as co-songwriter), and think it's superior to CSNY -- much angrier.

More:

Glad and Freedom Rider -- Traffic

The entire first side of the Moody Blues's On the Threshold of a Dream segues together.

Brain Damage and Eclipse -- Pink Floyd

fishbicycle
10-25-2005, 03:50 PM
ZZ Top - Waitin' For The Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago

The Alan Parsons Project - A Dream Within A Dream / The Raven

Incidentally, there was a single issued of the live version of Stay by Jackson Browne.

Skywatcher
10-25-2005, 03:51 PM
Oh, also most people think that songs "Load Out" and "Stay" by Jackson Browne are one song. I've never heard them played separately.I've heard a live version of "Stay" played by itself.

Skywatcher
10-25-2005, 03:52 PM
Which would probably be the one fishbicycle mentioned.

neutron star
10-25-2005, 04:08 PM
*They also asked, "Daddy, what's this song about?" If anyone has a good idea, please let me know.

Wikipedia lists this quote from Queen lead guitarist and writer of WWRY, Brian May:

"That was a response to a particular phase in our career when the audience was becoming a bigger part of the show than we were. They would sing all the songs. In a place like Birmingham, they'd be so vociferous that we'd have to stop the show and let them sing to us. So both Freddie and I thought it would be an interesting experiment to write songs with audience participation specifically in mind. My feeling was that everyone can stamp and clap and sing a simple motif. We did that record at Wessex, which is an old converted church that has a naturally good sound to it. There are no drums on there. It's just us, stamping on boards many times with many primitive delay machines and clapping. A bit of singing, a bit of guitar playing and that's it."
"At concerts, I discovered, people tend to do three claps rather than two stamps and a clap. The amazing thing is to go to football matches, or sports events in general, and hear people do it. It's very gratifying to find that it has become part of folklore, sort of. I'll die happy because of that."

Only Mostly Dead
10-25-2005, 04:27 PM
Soft Cell "Tainted Love" > "Where Did Our Love Go?"

Since part 2 is a cover song, I have to assume they are meant as two different tracks.

Mr. Blue Sky
10-25-2005, 05:20 PM
Soft Cell "Tainted Love" > "Where Did Our Love Go?"

Since part 2 is a cover song, I have to assume they are meant as two different tracks.

I have the 12" remix and one blends (more so than segues) into the other.

Hampshire
10-25-2005, 05:27 PM
"Eruption" by Van Halen is technically a seperate song (guitar solo) but is usually played right before "You Really Got Me" and sounds more like an introduction than a seperate piece.

I think.

I agree 100%.
Which is why I was totally baffeled when they didn't even include "You Really Got Me" on the Best of Vol.1 album.
What was even more baffeling is when they had both songs on disc 1 of the Best of Both Worlds album but instead of playing them together put them on as tracks #1 and #7. I burned myself a copy and put them back in the correct order.

CatsCradle
10-25-2005, 07:51 PM
Does Chicago's Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away count? Radio always seemed to cut it off at the end of Hard to Say I'm Sorry (at least when they played it in the Philippines when I was a wee lad); I only really heard Get Away on the album.

dalej42
10-25-2005, 07:59 PM
Genesis Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea. I think some top 40 stations played only Home by the Sea, however.

Cabbage
10-25-2005, 09:04 PM
"Eruption" by Van Halen is technically a seperate song (guitar solo) but is usually played right before "You Really Got Me" and sounds more like an introduction than a seperate piece.

I think.
It's also not uncommon to hear Intruder/Pretty Woman.

NicePete
10-25-2005, 09:24 PM
Playin' in the Band>Uncle John's Band was a pretty common one, too. Same with Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World.



How about Slipknot > Help on the Way > Franklin's Tower

or Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One

Kilvert's Pagan
10-25-2005, 09:28 PM
Foreplay/Long Time by Boston, although Foreplay, musically, is pretty much just that.

Long Distance Runaround/The Fish by Yes

Talking Drum/Lark's Tongue In Aspic Part 2 by King Crimson

If the category is just Segues, then 25% of my music collection... Almost all of the Frank Zappa stuff, for starters, which is about 60 full albums, plus many of the extended suites of various prog rock artists (Supper's Ready, Tarkus, Close to the Edge, etc...)

Grandiloquent
10-25-2005, 09:53 PM
Don't forget Green Day's "Brain Stew"/"Jaded"