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Sat Jun 26, 2021, 07:10 PM

you know those songs that you absolutely have to listen to at ridiculously loud volumes?

Even after 20+ years I still have to crank this friggin tune when it comes on.

And ESPECIALLY the last 1:40.

Like, it really can't even BE 'too loud' no matter what

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Reply you know those songs that you absolutely have to listen to at ridiculously loud volumes? (Original post)
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 OP
Diamond_Dog Jun 2021 #1
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #7
Raastan Jun 2021 #2
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #6
The Polack MSgt Jun 2021 #3
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #8
DEbluedude Jun 2021 #4
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #5
pecosbob Jun 2021 #13
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #20
pecosbob Jun 2021 #22
happybird Jun 2021 #29
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #33
Dr. Strange Jun 2021 #21
ItsjustMe Jun 2021 #9
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #10
Doc_Technical Jun 2021 #11
myccrider Jun 2021 #12
pecosbob Jun 2021 #14
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #15
Tikki Jun 2021 #16
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #17
Tikki Jun 2021 #18
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #19
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #23
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #24
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #25
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2021 #26
Sewa Jun 2021 #27
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #31
Swede Jun 2021 #28
happybird Jun 2021 #30
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #32
happybird Jul 2021 #34
ornotna Jul 2021 #35
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #36
ornotna Jul 2021 #37
happybird Jul 2021 #38
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #40
happybird Jul 2021 #41
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #42
happybird Jul 2021 #43
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #44
happybird Jul 2021 #45
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #47
happybird Jul 2021 #39
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #46
happybird Jul 2021 #48
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #49
happybird Jul 2021 #50

Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 08:05 PM

1. I agree

Hereís another one that should be played loud....

https://m.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 12:59 AM

7. This one really loud puts me back to being 21 straight away :)

And the 4 times I saw them on this tour

One Tree Hill will always be my fave on TJT album though ... even though they never played it on that tour ...

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 09:22 PM

2. Van Halen. Hot for Teacher


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Response to Raastan (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 12:58 AM

6. This is also great loud :) nt

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 10:04 PM

3. I never pick this song unless I intend to play it loud

I have NEVER heard this at an acceptable public volume

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 01:16 AM

8. Okay old man, you've convinced me that Foghat has a non-zero number of decent songs

Apart from Slow Ride ... which just barely qualifies ...

They're now up there with Ted Nugent in my book, who has Stranglehold (live) and Free For All to his name

I'm not sure if all 4 of them put together are as good as the one really great REO Speedwagon Song (Roll with the Changes) though

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 10:56 PM

4. This one.

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Response to DEbluedude (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 12:57 AM

5. Excellent choice, concur :) nt

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Response to DEbluedude (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 02:10 PM

13. My choice for Zeppelin auditory overload...The Ocean

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:30 PM

20. I have to admit, this album kinda annoys me when taken as a whole

And I'll tell you why briefly.

Basically this album was recorded in a whole bunch of different locations (unlike III and IV for example) and it's really obvious if you listen to it critically with good equipment (which is the sorta nerdy thing I like to do lol )

The recording on THIS song sounds like crap to me. As do the recordings on a number of other songs on it. Not that I don't like the song (it's not brilliant but it's quite decent, esp. the drumming), I just don't like how it sounds. Tons of compression, tape drop-outs, no coherent soundstage to it ... overall it's just a mushy-sounding mess, which is a shame to me.

OTOH, play this other song off of it, right after you've listened to The Ocean ... Jimmy did most of this by himself, at his home studio ... and it sounds absolutely brilliant, recording-wise. It's like world's better-sounding than how The Ocean sounds.



What I'm getting at is I really wish that everyone had just GONE TO JIMMY'S PLACE and recorded all these songs. Cause his home studio was DIALED.

And despite its lack of rocking, I'd much rather crank The Rain Song up really loud vs The Ocean. And I feel like that just shouldn't be

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 10:07 AM

22. A valid critique....at my age I have to turn them all up loud.

Pisses off my Philistine neighbors.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 10:01 PM

29. I learned something about this album cover the other day

It was done by Storm Thorgerson, the same guy who did Pink Floydís album covers. I had no idea.
Maybe someday that little factoid will pop up on Jeopardy.

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Response to happybird (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:09 AM

33. Hipgnosis I think the company was called, or to that effect

I thought I read somewhere it's Robert's son Karak on the cover. The one that sadly passed away not long after. Could be wrong on that though.

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Response to DEbluedude (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:39 PM

21. Yes!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 04:14 AM

9. AC/DC - Touch Too Much

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 04:34 AM

10. That whole freaking album is like that ... but that's indeed a great example

Let There Be Rock is much the same ... Bon was a rock and roll GOD

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 03:17 PM

11. Boston-"Feelin' Satisfied"

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 06:20 PM

12. Another tune requiring high decibels..

and boogie-ing around the room.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 02:14 PM

14. My suggestion...Burn

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:24 PM

15. That's a classic. Ian Paice just kills on that tune ...



Coverdale kicking off his career with aplomb as well

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 06:28 PM

16. Senior song 1979 "Circle One" GERMS...Freshman song 2020 "Speed Kills"..Chubby and the Gang




Loud...

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 07:34 PM

17. Well, I'm glad you like these songs ...

Nothing against the tunes, I do enjoy some punk, and I love the DIY ethos and all but those recordings are unlistenable to me, and they just don't get better-sounding the louder you play them.

It's like they're recorded with a mic hanging from the ceiling into someone's boom box lol.

Although, maybe if I had a boom box to play it back on

Alright if I'm fair the second one isn't TOO bad sounding. To be clear the tunes are cool I just don't, like, care for the 'recordings' if you will.

Now this right here ... this is a punk song that I can listen to at ear-splitting volumes, and usually do ...

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 07:48 PM

18. Me too. I am glad I found those and many other songs over the years.

I never give up. I look for sounds I can identify with every day.

Rancid is a grand band.
Hope you had a chance to see them play live.

Sounds are important...so are the emotions a song arises.

Tikki




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Response to Tikki (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 07:58 PM

19. Of course I've seen Rancid ... they're a Bay Area band!

In fact it was this very tour. Also there was Adam Ant and Mick Jones' Big Audio Dynamite. Rancid kicked both their asses handily

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:37 PM

23. I Can't Hear You!

Apparently, it was a lot of songs for me!
I remember the liner notes from the Layla album.
Tom Dowd wrote "Listen to it loud!"
Oh...and here's one of those songs for me.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:42 PM

24. In the ones for Disintegration by The Cure it says ...

"This music has been mixed to be played loud so turn it up"

And they are right.

Disintegration is another album that sounds really great really loud.

Especially with a tab under your tongue



Radar Love's a goodie. So is their other, later one about the bullet hitting the bone, forget the name offhand ...

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:57 PM

25. Agreed On Disintegration

And, the song you're thinking of is "Twilight Zone".

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:37 PM

26. I was on a work conference call when I was typing ... otherwise I'm sure

I'd have remembered Twilight Zone

One of my all time favorite songs actually.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 08:41 PM

27. Pantera - F**king Hostile

This song has to be played at max volume.

https://m.

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Response to Sewa (Reply #27)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 12:48 AM

31. Oh, hell yeah ... same with 'Walk' (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 08:42 PM

28. One of my go to tunes that the neighbors listen to when I listen to it.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 10:07 PM

30. Still cranking the hell out of this one after discovering it a few months ago



It must always be played loud. Itís the law.

Still puzzled AF as to how I missed them in the 90ís??

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Response to happybird (Reply #30)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 12:57 AM

32. It does sound fantastic really loud, 100% agree :)

And I don't know how you did either

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:36 AM

34. Oops, just found another one that fits the bill

The cats are not happy, lol!
Usually I do my Raging in the car to get that full, body vibrating effect.



Dang it, I was supposed to go to bed early tonight.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 01:59 AM

35. Several

But this one for now

LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean

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Response to ornotna (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:02 AM

36. Oh you must know how much I love that song by now ...

I've posted it a few times over the years ... I also love I Can Change ... and every song on this album .. and Sound of Silver

This tune sounds amazing loud for sure ...

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 03:07 PM

37. Got another one

A favorite from my youth.

Rich Man

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 11:10 PM

38. The entirety of Nothing's Shocking

Watched a reaction video last night (Ocean Size), so played the album during prep today at work. Itís been a while.

Dang, that thing is a masterpiece. Especially at full volume.

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Response to happybird (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 06:41 PM

40. Bought it on vinyl back when it came out, got stolen by a nasty ex, wish I had still

It's a freaking killer album, and was on my turntable constantly for months back in 1988-1989 (college, baby).



I will say, however ... it kinda sounds shitty, recording-wise.

I don't know if there's single note coming thru that's under about 80Hz. Bass guitar and drums have zero 'impact'.

It's 'good loud' just cause it rocks, and is a great album.

EDIT: Lol, I take it back, I had my soundcard in analog discrete 5.1 mode (best for video games) ... switched to digital 2-channel ... THERE IT IS!

It does sound pretty great loud after all, my bad

SEX! IS! VI-O-LENT!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #40)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:34 PM

41. Ooo, That's the one

and Summertime Rolls.

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Response to happybird (Reply #41)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:38 PM

42. Those 2 are my two faves ... along with Pigs In Zen ... which IIRC was actually on their debut

kindof a 'bonus track' on Nothings Shocking.

Alright, so if we're doing that era ... this is another song that cannot physically be played 'too loud' for me

The whole album is like that actually ... but having a 900W RMS 15" Paradigm Sub really helps in this equation ... it's SUCH a thick recording in the bass region.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #42)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:43 PM

43. Back then, I wanted a bumper sticker saying

Some people should die, thatís just unconscious knowledge



Yeah, I probably still want one.

The live version on XXX is the shit.

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Response to happybird (Reply #43)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:45 PM

44. Because the bigger you get ... the wider you spread ...

ya gotta depend on me, now, your vision is dead!

I also ADORE their cover of Rock and Roll on the debut. So freaking good.

See my above post though

I don't see how one could love Nothings Shocking and not also love Siamese Dream, just sayin.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #44)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:50 PM

45. I've never been a Smashing Pumpkins fan

Corganís voice always sounds so whiny to me. Itís a total turn off, even though I can appreciate the music.

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Response to happybird (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:56 PM

47. I know what you mean from Mellon Collie onwards, but Gish and Siamese Dream albums

I.E. the first two, it really doesn't bug me like it did on everything else after.

And Mayonaise is really not 'whiny Billy'

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 06:29 PM

39. I keep thinking of this thread when my hand keeps twitching the volume up button...













Tweeprise, man.
I love Tweezer, but the reprise gets me so amped. The louder, the better, especially when Mike drops in with the brown note, lol! Itís great live, the studio version is the first Phish song I ever adored, many moons ago.





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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:51 PM

46. Alright, adding another to the archive ... this sounds PHENOMENAL really freaking loud

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 08:11 PM

48. Staying in that time period:



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Response to happybird (Reply #48)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 08:26 PM

49. that does sound incredible pounding through the 1991 Denon Power Amp, Polk LSi15's

and Paradigm 15", with my Anthem Statement D1 Preamp ... I gotta tell ya.

Freaking phenomenal recording, and song.

I gotta couple for ya, maybe a little off the beaten path ... both sound very kickass very loud



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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #49)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 09:02 PM

50. I remember the Toadies, had that CD

itís a good one, and it does sound great loud. The beginning reminds me a bit of Joe Walsh.

The Third Eye Blind one makes me think of AC/DC.


While making dinner just now, the shuffle on my Albums playlist hit on this beauty:



Thatís another full album which sounds excellent at top volume. Their first album, too.
I miss the dancing and hallucinogens of the 90ís.





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