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I like short songs

Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:32 am

'Decent' by Dorotea comprises the greatest 77 seconds in popular music history. FACT!

Which short songs do you like?

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Re: I like short songs

Post by soft revolution » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:35 am

Smile Again by Tompot Blenny and anything by The Pipas.

It's be obvious to say Velocity Girl wouldn't it? Velocity Girl.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: I like short songs

Post by Colin » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:47 am

Good topic! There's loads of songs around the 60-90 second mark that I'm planning to play at our next club night. My favourites at the moment are:

McCarthy - Kill Kill Kill Kill
Boyracer - They're Making Money Off Of You
The Cat’s Miaow - Third Floor Fire Escape
Another Sunny Day - I’m In Love With A Girl Who Doesn’t Know I Exist

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Re: I like short songs

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:03 am

'April Come She Will' by Simon & Garfunkel. If it were even a second longer, that would be a wasted second.

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Re: I like short songs

Post by Jangloid Mark » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:55 am

Colin wrote:Another Sunny Day - I’m In Love With A Girl Who Doesn’t Know I Exist
Good call!!! :)

Brighter - Poppy Day
The Boo Radleys - Lazy Day
King Missile - Cheesecake Truck
Talulah Gosh - Beatnik Boy
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Re: I like short songs

Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:31 am

Jangloid Mark wrote:The Boo Radleys - Lazy Day
That is a total killer.

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Re: I like short songs

Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:07 pm

Microsongs!

This is brilliant:
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It's a seven-inch that plays at 45 and it's got eight tracks, so that gives you an idea how short they are.

I think the shortest one is 'Demand', which lasts 18 seconds. 'Ripped Jeans' is ace. 'Shaky Ground' is also ace, and it's the longest song at 1'57.

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Re: I like short songs

Post by Pop Kid » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:37 pm

'Carlos and Mercedes' by The Tidy Ups is 100 seconds of perfection.

'Carrie's Song' by Tiger Trap may well be my favourite short song ever.

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Post by sarahluv » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:51 pm

tropical robots by guided by voices. 52 seconds or thereabouts.

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Post by soft revolution » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:32 pm

In terms of joyous pop hit, The Foolishness That We Create Through Love Is The Closest We Come To Greatness is a 6 minute long 2 minute pop song.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: I like short songs

Post by andyroo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:03 pm

humblebee wrote:Microsongs!

This is brilliant:
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It's a seven-inch that plays at 45 and it's got eight tracks, so that gives you an idea how short they are.

I think the shortest one is 'Demand', which lasts 18 seconds. 'Ripped Jeans' is ace. 'Shaky Ground' is also ace, and it's the longest song at 1'57.
Oh man. When I saw this thread I thought "what better thread to sing the praises of Sneeze" and you've gone and beaten me to it!

Only 8 tracks though? The Aussie double 7" on Half a Cow had 20, and the CD reissue has 41!
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Re: I like short songs

Post by Uncle Ants » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:07 pm

humblebee wrote:Microsongs!

This is brilliant:
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It's a seven-inch that plays at 45 and it's got eight tracks, so that gives you an idea how short they are.

I think the shortest one is 'Demand', which lasts 18 seconds. 'Ripped Jeans' is ace. 'Shaky Ground' is also ace, and it's the longest song at 1'57.
Nice. How would you describe it?

Have you ever come across some Japanese experimentalists called Maher Shalal Hash Baz. I've got one of their records - Blues du Jour - a 40 minute album with 41 tracks. The longest is a whopping 4 minutes (It's a gorgeous song called Open Fields), but the rest are mostly 30 seconds to a minute and a half. The shortest is 5 seconds (I think). Its a very lovely record that sounds as though it were made by a school band, but in a good way. I quite like that if you don't like a song much, it doesn't matter because there will be another one along in (quite literally) a minute.
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Re: I like short songs

Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:11 pm

Uncle Ants wrote:Nice. How would you describe it?
Most of the songs are dead fast punky pop with big dirty guitars - almost grungey pop in places, maybe. 'Baby Asleep' is all soft and slow and mumbly and pretty though, and 'Shaky Ground' is a bit more sparse and mid-tempo (and, really, it's a totally overlooked undiscovered classic pop song, actually).

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Re: I like short songs

Post by tompony » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:15 pm

Evan Dando's version of Shaky Ground is lovely. I haven't heard the original, though.

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Re: I like short songs

Post by andyroo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:16 pm

Sneeze is Tom from Smudge and Nic from, well, most Aussie bands of the early 90s, plus was a part-time Lemonhead. Which is a pretty good indication of what they sound like.

I've never heard Evan's Shaky Ground. What record's it on?
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Post by tompony » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:49 pm

I'm not sure, I have an mp3 floating around my hard drive from places unknown. I think it might be a bonus track on the reissue of It's a Shame About Ray?

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Post by tonieee » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:14 pm

Yes Please! and Who's Big And Clever Now? by Confetti.

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Post by DimitraDaisy » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:45 am

Hormones in Abundance - Enough reason

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Re: I like short songs

Post by Jangloid Mark » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:56 am

humblebee wrote:Microsongs!

This is brilliant:
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It's a seven-inch that plays at 45 and it's got eight tracks, so that gives you an idea how short they are.

I think the shortest one is 'Demand', which lasts 18 seconds. 'Ripped Jeans' is ace. 'Shaky Ground' is also ace, and it's the longest song at 1'57.
Oooh...I'd forgotten about that little gem!!! Slightly grunge lo-fi POP!!!! An excellent EP, even if the pressing was shit...

My memory may be a bit hazy, but, wasn't Sneeze a Lemonheads offshoot?
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