Okay so the idea of this thread is that there are many songs that are just spoiled by one or two things popping up and ruining what would have been a classic.
At the moment for me it's 'Bluebird'.
The only reason it gets played nowadays is when I'm playing the full 'SM' album, never in my individual playlists. A shame as it's catchy, has a big jangly acoustic guitar and some fantastic harmonies.
In my opinion there are many ELO songs which are ruined by one small bit, but THE example of this is "Wild West Hero". What does that honky tonk blues have to do in the middle of it? What an aberration, it totally kills the atmosphere the rest of the song had built! What went across Jeff's mind when he thought it would be a good idea? If not for those two mostrosities the song would be in ELO's top 5.
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
Instrumental tracks in the middle of albums (eg The whale) grate for me
Yep that does it for me too, stops the flow of the album in my opinion! Plus what the hell is Jeff saying/singing? I've even played it backwards, isolated bits using sound forge and still nothing, well apart from I thought I heard 'No one knows how old I am', but I probably imagined that (could have been mumbling his bank details for all I know)
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
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