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Old 02-08-2020, 09:20 PM
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great codas in rock and roll


I love a great coda, listening to the latter

The obvious Layla, and then Teemage Fanclub's The Concept.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:25 PM
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Epic - Faith No More.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:34 PM
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"Paper Sun" by Traffic. Notable because in the original US album version, the song ended before the coda. You could hear it playing in the background between songs, until the final song of the album, where the coda was named "We're a Fade, You Missed This." Most versions of the song these days includes the coda as part of the song.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:41 PM
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"Soon oh soon the light" at the end of "The Gates of Delirium" by Yes. It even has its own coda (well, a few chords). "Soon" is unusual for becoming a hit on its own even though it's part of a longer song.
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:53 AM
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Golden Brown by the Stranglers.

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November Rain, Guns N' Roses. Still cheesy as hell, still awesome.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:07 AM
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Desire Lines by Deerhunter. Some hate it, some think it makes the song. I'm in the latter group.

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If this counts: the reprise of “Broken” that picks up at the end of “Head Over Heels” on Tears For Fears’ Songs from the Big Chair.

Another: David Gilmour’s solo closing out Paul McCartney’s “No More Lonely Nights”.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:42 AM
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Would Joe Walsh’s outro on The James Gang’s”Walk Away” count as a coda?

A clearer coda: Neal Schon improvised solo to wrap up Journey’s “Stone in Love”.
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Theyre coming tame fast & furious now:

Zebra’s “Who’s Behind the Door?”

And unless this coda is too long — the song is essentially bisected:

Heart’s “Love Alive”
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Love listening to Mark Knopfler close out Dire Straits’ “Skateaway”.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:56 AM
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Love listening to Mark Knopfler close out Dire Straits’ “Skateaway”.
They had some good ones. "On Every Street" is another.
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That jangley bit at the end of "A Hard Day's Night." Not to mention the fabulous opening chord(s).

I didn't know what a coda was till this thread.
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Might be a little long to be a "real" coda, but the first one that came to mind is the ending of Old Red Wine by The Who
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While not actually a coda, Richard Thompson's "Dargai" (as a coda to "Dimming of the Day") is absolutely gorgeous.
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Are you sure you're not thinking of the violin coda on Baba O'Riley? "Won't Get Fooled Again" ends with a scream, "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss" and a few windmill chords which fit in with the body of the song.
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Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." It's a suite of several songs, but the final bit acts as a coda, both musically as as part of the story, with the line "It was long ago and far away and it was so much better than it is today."
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Are you sure you're not thinking of the violin coda on Baba O'Riley? "Won't Get Fooled Again" ends with a scream, "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss" and a few windmill chords which fit in with the body of the song.
Maybe he's thinking of the "coda" from the Shepperton version.
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November Rain, Guns N' Roses. Still cheesy as hell, still awesome.
I actually thought of that one, but I'd go with the coda/outro from Paradise City myself, if it counts. I always get irritated when this one radio station (94.7 WLS in Chicago) plays the song and cuts the outro. That's the best part of the song!

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Are you sure you're not thinking of the violin coda on Baba O'Riley? "Won't Get Fooled Again" ends with a scream, "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss" and a few windmill chords which fit in with the body of the song.
I would define the coda of WGFA as everything after "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
(I didn't read the OT carefully, sounds like I should have.)

Edit: I read it, looks like "coda" has similar but different meanings.

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I actually thought of that one, but I'd go with the coda/outro from Paradise City myself, if it counts. I always get irritated when this one radio station (94.7 WLS in Chicago) plays the song and cuts the outro. That's the best part of the song!
GNR have a bunch of good codas. I think my favorite is the one from Patience.
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Sunrise - Pulp

I Am The Resurrection - Stone Roses (ignore Ian's "singing")

The live versions of these are good ways to end the song and the concert.
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Will You? - Hazel O'Connor. Probably the finest of all 80s saxophone codas.
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"Soon oh soon the light" at the end of "The Gates of Delirium" by Yes. It even has its own coda (well, a few chords). "Soon" is unusual for becoming a hit on its own even though it's part of a longer song.
The one at the end of Starship Troopers blows it completely out of the water.

I have my songs on random shuffle, and it had already been playing when I got to this thread. The coda started up when I read the OP.
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The one at the end of Starship Troopers blows it completely out of the water.

I have my songs on random shuffle, and it had already been playing when I got to this thread. The coda started up when I read the OP.
That is beyond ! Almost as as when I stopped at a food truck a couple years ago and the radio was playing "Yours Is No Disgrace" and I had the "Yes Album" CD in my car and listened to it again as I drove on home.
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