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Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: sf37 ()
Date: June 12, 2022 05:45

Just for fun (and for curiosity) - - what is/are your favourite (top 3 perhaps) and least favourite studio album closer(s)?

Here are the candidates, in order of release:

Walking The Dog
Suzie-Q
Surprise Surprise
One More Try
I'm Free
I'm Moving On
What To Do
Goin' Home
Something Happened To Me Yesterday
On With The Show
Salt Of The Earth
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Moonlight Mile
Soul Survivor
Star Star
Fingerprint File
Crazy Mama
Shattered
All About You
Waiting On A Friend
It Must Be Hell
Sleep Tonight
Slipping Away
Thru & Thru / Mean Disposition
How Can I Stop
Infamy
I Can't Quit You Baby

For my top 3, I'll go with Shattered, Moonlight Mile and Waiting On A Friend.

My least favourite is probably Mean Disposition (though to be fair, I really haven't given it enough listens to know it all that well).

Cheers!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-06-12 07:29 by sf37.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: bitusa2012 ()
Date: June 12, 2022 06:27

Top 3:

Moonlight Mile
Salt of the Earth
Crazy Mama

Least favourite:

On With the Show

Rod

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: June 12, 2022 06:32

I don’t think it’s fair that Mean Disposition is listed as the album closer for VL. In all fairness the cassette tape and original vinyl LP both ended with Thru and Thru, and only the CD had MD as a bonus track.

Hands down Thru & Thru has to be the greatest closer to any of their albums and for me it will ALWAYS be VL’s closer. I even made a playlist of the album so that it would purposely end with T&T as originally intended. Newer versions of the vinyl all include MD but the original did not.

After Thru & Thru, I’d go with Moonlight Mile and Slipping Away. How Can I Stop is a very close 4th. Very close.

Since Shattered is one of my least favorite songs of theirs that’s easily my least favorite closer for me.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-06-12 06:33 by VoodooLounge13.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Date: June 12, 2022 06:34

Top 3

All about you
Waiting on a friend
I'm moving on

Least favourite
Infamy (not a bad song but after listening to bigger bang I often skip it at the end)

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: June 12, 2022 06:40

As of this minute, top four favorites:

I'm Free
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Soul Survivor
Crazy Mama


Least four favorites:

Something Happened To Me Yesterday
On With The Show
Infamy
How Can I Stop

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***And special shoutout to Waiting on a Friend for being a great closer to their last great album.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: BlueTurns2Grey ()
Date: June 12, 2022 06:42

You Can't Always Get What You Want
Moonlight Mile
Crazy Mama

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 12, 2022 06:45

Soul Survivor .....

Star Star for the laughter its still gives ....
And knowin that only Jagger & The Stones could pull it off ....
Its a riot on Mocambo .....

Moonlight Mile .... sheer brilliance



ROCKMAN

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 12, 2022 06:48

OOOOHHH yeah You Cant Always ..... STUNNING



ROCKMAN

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 12, 2022 06:56

YCAGWYW and Moonlight Mile back to back album closers. What a one-two punch!

When you consider the lead track off each, Gimme Shelter and Brown Sugar.

Unbelievable.

But then Beggar's has SFTD and Salt of the Earth.
and Tattoo You with SMU and Waiting on a Friend
Some Girls with Miss You & Shattered
EOMS, Rocks Off and Soul Survivor (not bad but the weakest of the closers in this grouping).

They really did have that formula down, they should never have messed with that.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: sf37 ()
Date: June 12, 2022 07:32

Quote
VoodooLounge13
I don’t think it’s fair that Mean Disposition is listed as the album closer for VL. In all fairness the cassette tape and original vinyl LP both ended with Thru and Thru, and only the CD had MD as a bonus track.

Hands down Thru & Thru has to be the greatest closer to any of their albums and for me it will ALWAYS be VL’s closer. I even made a playlist of the album so that it would purposely end with T&T as originally intended. Newer versions of the vinyl all include MD but the original did not.

After Thru & Thru, I’d go with Moonlight Mile and Slipping Away. How Can I Stop is a very close 4th. Very close.

Since Shattered is one of my least favorite songs of theirs that’s easily my least favorite closer for me.

You make a great point, VoodooLounge13, and as such I've amended my post to include the preferred Thru & Thru as another option. Thanks again for pointing this out.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: jahisnotdead ()
Date: June 12, 2022 07:57

Top 3:
Mean Disposition
Fingerprint File
Moonlight Mile

I've never really liked Goin' Home, so that would probably be near the bottom for me.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: June 12, 2022 08:22

Goin' Home
Waiting On A Friend
Moonlight Mile


What To Do
All About You
Infamy

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: glimmertwin1 ()
Date: June 12, 2022 13:38

I like a lot of them.

Soul Survivour
Shattered
Slippin Away

Really bad:

On with the show
And I don' t like Moonlight Mile.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 12, 2022 13:49

Top 3 :-

Salt of the Earth
Waiting on a Friend
How Can I Stop

Least favourite :-

Goin’ Home

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Date: June 12, 2022 15:46

Moonlight Mile
Waiting On A Friend
Salt Of The Earth

Suzie Q

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: June 12, 2022 16:21

Top:

Moonlight Mile
Soul Survivor
Star Star

Bottom:

Going Home
Infamy
Suzie Q

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: noughties ()
Date: June 12, 2022 16:46

This is hair-splitting activity in lack of tickets.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 12, 2022 16:56

Goin’ Home is fine for the first few minutes, but becomes a boring dirge thereafter. I’m not sure what they were thinking, regarding it’s ludicrous running-time. Were they trying to ape Dylan, who’d had a lengthy closer on Highway 61 Revisited?

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: June 12, 2022 17:01

No surprise my top 5 are all from the big 4 plus Goats Head Soup.

Right now, here are my top 3:

1. YCAGWYW
2. Moonlight Mile
3. Star Star

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Date: June 12, 2022 17:07

It's a great topic because I often think about sequencing; back when it still mattered more.
I see them in groupings.

Early on they are as bit head scratchy like 'Surprise Surprise". "Im Movin On" is great.
Then they got this vaudeville thing for a minute w/ 'Something Happened" and "On With Show".
Then the epic closers started "Salt of the Earth" and "You Cant always get.." and "Moonlight Mile" - songs that couldn't be anything but closers. They live you exilhirated.

Then come the big rocking finales, which are just as exciting. "Soul Survivor" closes out the greatest rock show in history, esp when the big rave-up begins with Nicky's piano at the end.
'@#$%&" and "Crazy Mama", and to a much lesser extent "Must Be Hell" (Soul Survivor Mach2) are in the same vein.
"Shattered" and "Fingerprint File" are the more sophisticated closers. Both obvious choices.
After "waiting on a Friend" then, we get the IMO questionable trend of the constant Keith ballads as closers. Some inspired, some not so much. "mean Disposition" I never see as the closer. "Thru & Thru" is the real closer. MD is like an extra tacked on.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: bitusa2012 ()
Date: June 12, 2022 17:58

Have we ever done this for the album OPENERS??

Rod

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: sf37 ()
Date: June 12, 2022 18:09

Quote
bitusa2012
Have we ever done this for the album OPENERS??

If so, it was quite a while ago - my recent search for both "closers" and "openers" didn't reveal any recent results, so I decided to pose a question on the former. I do think a new topic on openers would be a great idea, if anyone would like to run with it!

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: schwonek ()
Date: June 13, 2022 01:10

Slippin Away
Thru and Thru
How Can I Stop

Best ever.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: deardoctor ()
Date: June 13, 2022 03:28

YCAGWYW
SALT OF THE EARTH
SLIPPING AWAY

Worst: I even don't remember the closing track of BAL. But it can't be worse than INTAMY

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: June 13, 2022 05:13

Quote
deardoctor
YCAGWYW
SALT OF THE EARTH
SLIPPING AWAY

Worst: I even don't remember the closing track of BAL. But it can't be worse than INTAMY



Can't say I'm familiar with that one. Is it the closing track on the forthcoming new album??? >grinning smiley<

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: June 13, 2022 05:48

Favorite:

1. How Can I Stop
2. All About You
3. Crazy Mama
4. Shattered
5. Slipping Away

Least:

1. I'm Free
2. One More Try
3. Goin' Home
4. Something Happened To Me Yesterday
5. Suzie-Q

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: June 13, 2022 08:50

Quote
Big Al
Goin’ Home is fine for the first few minutes, but becomes a boring dirge thereafter. I’m not sure what they were thinking, regarding it’s ludicrous running-time. Were they trying to ape Dylan, who’d had a lengthy closer on Highway 61 Revisited?

Or Blonde On Blonde? Obviously not, with such lyrics!

Can't remember which RS member who said it in an interview, but the producer/engineers just didn't turn off the "red light" (meaning *recording*) when they played Going Home in the studios of Los Angeles, and had the order to keep on playing if the red light was on. It wasn't prepared, if true, and that's also what it sounds like.

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 13, 2022 09:01

Goin’ Home is fine for the first few minutes, but becomes a boring dirge thereafter


NO man ya wrong ......



ROCKMAN

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: jigsaw69 ()
Date: June 13, 2022 12:47

TOP 5 in no particular order.....

1. Slipping Away
2. Moonlight Mile
3. Sleep Tonight
4. Fingerprint File
5. Shattered

Re: Favourite (& Least Favourite) Studio Album Closer
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: June 13, 2022 13:22

Quote
Rockman
Goin’ Home is fine for the first few minutes, but becomes a boring dirge thereafter


NO man ya wrong ......

Right the best part of it is when "I'm gonna get out" switches to "I'm gettin out"

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