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Old 02-18-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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The part where the rabbit bites its own head off...

I just listened to King Crimson's "Starless" from RED (yes, in the middle of the day) and was still amazed at the song. Especially the last 30 seconds which is like a summary or synthesis of the whole piece.

What are some of your favorite songs which are especially awesome when the rabbit bites its own head off?
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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Its a reference to White Rabbit, isn't it, as also referred to in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, right?

Its a bit commercial, but the intro/peak/main song transition of Dire Straits Money For Nothing bites its own head off.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:27 PM   #4
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Yes Zen, and at the moment when the rabbit bites its own head off your Samoan attorney is supposed to hurl the radio into the bathtub and electrocute you. These days with ipods I doubt you'd even get a tingle.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:12 AM   #5
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:51 AM   #6
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Phil Collin's In The Air Tonight midway when he goes off on the drums.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:07 AM   #7
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The intro to Elton John's Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:16 AM   #8
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Yes' album-side "Close To The Edge" has the most remarkable part where it goes all quiet ("I get up... I get down"), leading to a meditative pipe organ section, which is then forcefully interrupted by the full band making a ton of noise and returning to the original theme.

Is that what this means?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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I always like Fleetwood Mac's Tusk where it starts all quiet like ,then the drums (?) come in with buh da da duh duh duh...then the USC marching band kicks in.

Music types would have to help me with the verbiage; I know what part I mean but can't explain it easily.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:44 AM   #10
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #11
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #12
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OK, I explained it wrong...whatever kicks in around 54 seconds, when it's cranked up on your car radio it's a driving song...bass?

Then the horns from the band. Love it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:11 PM   #13
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Yes' album-side "Close To The Edge" has the most remarkable part where it goes all quiet ("I get up... I get down"), leading to a meditative pipe organ section, which is then forcefully interrupted by the full band making a ton of noise and returning to the original theme.

Is that what this means?
From Wikipedia, but the whole book sets the scene better:
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The song was mentioned in Hunter S. Thompson's book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in a scene in which Dr. Gonzo (the attorney) asks Raoul Duke to throw the tape deck into the bath with him during a bad acid trip: ""White Rabbit." I need rising sound … And when it comes to that fantastic note where the rabbit bites its own head off, I want you to throw that fuckin' radio into the tub with me!".
So, yes, I'd have to say yes.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:05 AM   #14
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Yea, well what do you do when the rabbit turns around and bites your head off. PETA cheers?

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