A Day in the Life -- The Beatles
Last Chance Texaco-Rickie Lee Jones. Especially when I saw her at the outdoor Mt. Winery amphitheater in Saratoga, Ca recently. She played past the noise curfew and the sound system was turned off with another minute to go in the song. She finished it unamplified under the moonlit night sky and I don't think a single person in the crowd took a breath for that last minute. Sublime.
Suppers Ready - Genesis
Nine Feet Underground - Caravan
Dabsong Concerto - Caravan
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band - Moody Blues
Long Goodbyes - Camel
Still Life and Killer - Van Der Graaf Generator
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5y0GZPtJRM]Man Erg[/url] by VDGG maybe the best of all. GReat throughout but the big ending starts at around 9 minutes in. Beethoven would have been proud...
The songs with the best endings are often the last track of a pretty good album as a whole.
Pick Up The Pieces--AWB
Nobody's Fault But Mine--Zepp
The Machine--Pink Floyd
The Real Me--Who
Bridge of Sighs--Trower
Cinnamon Girl--Neil Young
Draw The Line--Aerosmith
David Bowie's 'Rock n Roll Suicide'
Side 2 Abbey Road medley.
All great suggestions, I feel it all begins with 'A Day in the Life'.
'Sir Psycho Sexy' - Red Hot Chili Peppers
'On Jesus Program' - Mark Lanegan (cover)
'Black' - Pearl Jam
'Three Days' - Jane's addiction
'Eclipse' - Pink Floyd
'100°' - Kyuss
Agree with "A Day in the Life" Here are a few other off the run suggestions:
Rain Parade- No Easy Way Down
Yes- Gates of Delerium
Dixie Dregs- Cruise Control
Pearl Jam- Yellow Ledbetter
SRV- Voodoo Chile/slight return (live version)
"Grandpa's Hologram" by the Austin Lounge Lizards.
If you can find it you'll hear what I mean.
Also, "Cheese and Onions" by the Rutles has a great ending which is a parody on "A Day in the Life"
The End- The Doors
Blood Sweat and Tears
I agree with Cinnamon Girl- N. Young (In high school, Los Lobos played it with some wonderful enhancements).
Don't Worry Baby- Los Lobos
Crossroads- Cream (Eric Clapton, please, vocals...)
Ditto with "Day in the Life" -
However, I can listen to the final two minutes of Roxy Music's "More than This" for hours and hours. Those layered keys, the sax, the guitars; the hypnotically steady rhythm - they all fade into sunset over and over.
I've got blisters on my fingers
Helter Skelter - Beatles
Having watched "Woodstock" on VH1 this week, the ending chords of Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" are pretty distinctive and memorable for an entire generation.
Life's been good by the Eagles.
The last minute of the Art Of Noise "Beat Box(Diversion One)". The piano is fantastic in it's softness and quite contrary to the previous 7+ minutes of the song.
Perpetual Change by Yes, kick you heart up a notch! Salt of the Earth by the Stones - great piano...
Together we stand,
Divided we fall!
Not sure but, is that not 'united' we stand? Just because we're together doesn't mean we're united, right? I love a good debate:)
Damn I've just sold my original UK issue album with lyrics and forgot them right away, but you might be right!
I Don't Need No Doctor / Humble Pie
Heartbreaker / Grand Funk Railroad
Always was a sucker for false endings.
"Her majesty's a pretty nice girl, but she doesn't have a lot to say...someday I'm gonna make her mine, oh yeah..."
Jackson Browne's These Days - ending in "Don't confront me with my failures; I have not forgotten ... them."
People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within.
I still believe she was my twin,
but I lost the ring.
She was born in spring,
but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.
To me, Bob Dylan's 'Simple Twist of Fate' is the ultimate song. I'm not saying its my favorite musically, but the lyrics are incomparable to anything I've ever heard in my life. I could have pasted the entire song. There's no match for his genius. Again, he's not my favorite yet I cannot deny his absolute amazing genius with spoken word.
You have to seriously listen to Bob Dylan. He's not good back ground music.
...King and the Queen of Hearts could be a perfect hand!
I often use this song at the table gaim from David Byrne/
Fat Boy Slim album
Dylan stands alone against any backdrop. However, I finally shut a woman up one time by responding ' yea, he's great. But he did lots of shitty stuff too'. She happened to walk in when I had Dylan on my portable system on a job I was working on. She started ranting about how great he is, talking over the music. It was Blood On The Tracks:)
First thought was definitely "A day in the life", but absolutely nothing by the Allman Brothers. I don't think they have any idea how to end a song.
Sweet "Love is Like Oxygen", of course the ending to me is where the song just gets interesting. In other words, it ends way too soon.
Star Spangled Banner /thread
The song with the best ending is anything sung by Celine Dion, Cher and all the other hog-callers of their ilk.
Charyo, you have me ROTFLMAO big time. And you are absolutely correct.
LMAO!!!! My favorite part of a Cher album is the groove cut in the vinyl between songs.
I don't know if this is the best ending but it is one of my favorites.
Check out the song Gold Digging Whore by Steel Panther.
It always brings a smile to my face and is unique to me I can't think of a song where they spell out the song title to end it. The laugh and cash register bell ring are the cherry on top to the ending IMO too.