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Rate Hard to Imagine
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4 Stars 35%  35%  [ 12 ]
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 Post subject: Song of the Moment: Hard to Imagine
PostPosted: Fri December 28, 2012 5:48 pm 
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old thread archived here

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goddamn this song is like immortal alot or something

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august 24 2009 but sadly no body took a good enough camera to YouTube dafuck. I wasn't there but I've listened on line to rather sparkly other versions of this song, pete. don't cut or sell yourself short now

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don't tell me what to cut short

tails ears and hard to imagine

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knee tunes wrote:
august 24 2009 but sadly no body took a good enough camera to YouTube dafuck. I wasn't there but I've listened on line to rather sparkly other versions of this song, pete. don't cut or sell yourself short now


This is the best version of this song, period.


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pretty sure the best version was released on the chicago cab soundtrack


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matt reeder wrote:
knee tunes wrote:
august 24 2009 but sadly no body took a good enough camera to YouTube dafuck. I wasn't there but I've listened on line to rather sparkly other versions of this song, pete. don't cut or sell yourself short now


This is the best version of this song, period.


cutuphalfdead wrote:
pretty sure the best version was released on the chicago cab soundtrack


I was there on 8-24-09 and am on Team Chud here.

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Lament wrote:
matt reeder wrote:
knee tunes wrote:
august 24 2009 but sadly no body took a good enough camera to YouTube dafuck. I wasn't there but I've listened on line to rather sparkly other versions of this song, pete. don't cut or sell yourself short now


This is the best version of this song, period.


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pretty sure the best version was released on the chicago cab soundtrack


I was there on 8-24-09 and am on Team Chud here.


Me too, but that was a good version. This song was done pretty consistently well during the '08-'09 era, something of a rarity in that sense -- though my favorite live versions are Gorge and Halifax '05.


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I wasn't implying the 8-24-09 version wasn't good. But the Chicago Cab version is perfect.

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Always enjoyed this version


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These lines:

Things were different then, all is different now.
I tried to explain. I hope this works somehow.


Really hit me in the good spot.


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I'm giving it 4 stars because I know it's a good song, but it's always felt slightly unfinished--almost like a demo. I can't quite like this song as much as I know I should.

Pretty great live.

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5 stars. It's like Present Tense with less cheese.


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Varis wrote:
These lines:

Things were different then, all is different now.
I tried to explain. I hope this works somehow.


Really hit me in the good spot.


and right before these lines, the song opens up and a breeze blows in

somehow

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5 stars. This is a special song.

4/12/94 is the pinnacle live performance for me.


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This song is like "Release" -- a gradual swell of static energy, like a rolling thunder off in the distance that rumbles deep a few times to make its presence known, then vanishes. By itself, it's tough to count it among the greats, but its functionality as catalog flavor wins it a few more points. It works, as many of their concert openers do, as a great tension-builder, before the cap comes off and all hell breaks loose.

And technically, it doesn't require much of the band -- the arrangement skews loose, and the vocals don't seem particularly challenging -- so it can be performed in concert seemingly at will with minimal risk of fuckup.


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I have never really liked this song. This would be one of the most overrated songs in their catalog, along with Yellow Ledbetter.


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I can't say enough good things about Yellow Ledbetter

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