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 Post subject: The Best Moment in...Riot Act
PostPosted: Tue November 11, 2014 8:39 pm 
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In this thread we talk about the best moments in Riot Act.

They're all probably somewhere in Green Disease.








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There are lots of great ones. The soft opening drums of "Cant Keep" and how they're shortly followed by the acoustic guitar, the whole awesome rawkage of "Save You," how the guitars underscoring "You Are" sound so "off" (and especially the way that deep guitar kicks in right before "Keepin' us close, so close"), everything about "Ghost" (particularly the lyric "The TV, she talks to me"), the epic piles of music that keep building throughout "Help Help," etc.

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This doesn't count as a moment but the sound of the room throughout the record. You can hear space and the sound of the instruments reacting to it, something they forgot about on the subsequent records.

Coincidentally I put on the Live At Chop Suey promo DVD this morning, the first time in many years, and Jeff (and the rest of the band really) was talking about how easy Adam was to work with and basically went out and placed mics and rolled tape while they were working through stuff.

Not sure what happened to this approach for s/t but this record sounds truly great.

As for moments...I love the double-time Matt and Jeff get into following the Save You solo. Actually that solo is pretty great too.

How hard the chorus in Help, Help hits after the "tell me". Just the right amount of punch.


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Jessica Fletcher wrote:
How hard the chorus in Help, Help hits after the "tell me". Just the right amount of punch.

This.

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Also, the "Green Disease" intro.

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my favorite moment is definitely the outro solo on I Am Mine

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Cropduster outro
All or None solo
"lies, lies, lies.."

and I agree about the sound of the room being a big part of the Riot Act appeal.


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my favorite moment is definitely the outro solo on I Am Mine

Is that your favorite moment of I Am Mine? Or of Dissident?


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The ghost vocals on Help, Help is one of my many favorite moments in Riot Act.

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Can't Keep - the way it never really crescendos.
Save You - HELP YOURSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELF!
LBC - Ed's pensive vocals: a thoughtful and grieving delivery that never gets maudlin or baiting.
Cropduster - "I was the fool because I thought I thought the world."
Ghost - Jeff's bass. Pick a part.
I Am Mine - Main guitar lick in the intro.
Thumbing my Way - Ed's hat.
You Are - The guitar through the drum machine, especially the intro
Get Right - Chorus
Green Disease - First verse
Help Help - "The man they call my enemy..."
Bushleaguer - First verse
1/2 Full - Lead guitar
Arc - the concept
All or None - Final chorus


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The start of Cant Keep...those drums, that nananan...the guitars there...That song is a masterpiece...and i love how connects with save you.

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There's something genuinely heartfelt about LBC

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Can't Keep - bass snare snare kick bass snare intro.
Save You - that bridge makes you wanna go clap your hands...
LBC - that last minute orso
Cropduster - I like every second of this tune!
Ghost - Love those drumsounds
I Am Mine - The guitarsolo at the end..one of Mike's best
Thumbing my Way - The fact it's the single most depressing song their catalogue
You Are - 'Keeping us close,... so close...On down the line' Dududududududam
Get Right - basslines, basslines, basslines
Green Disease - the way the bass kicks in
Help Help - 'The man they call my enemy, I've seen his eyes'
Bushleaguer - those four chords
1/2 Full - those guitars right after 'wont someone save the world....'
Arc - aahhhaahhhaahuuuuuh ahhhhyeaahhhh
All or None - 'To myself I... surrender'

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Can't Keep: The sense of studio space in the first few bars, the organ swells and tom hits during the verse riff.

Save You: The quiet verse -- the bassline, the restrained drums, Ed's quiet vocals, and then the final explosion.

Love Boat Captain: "Hold me and make it the truth / That when all is lost, there will be you / 'Coz the universe don't mean a thing / And there's just one word that I still believe / And it's love". It's corny on paper, but the execution is fantastic.

Cropduster: The outro -- "The moon is rolling round the world," the accompanying "ahhhs," the return of the snaking guitar pattern.

Ghost: The first guitar solo.

I Am Mine: The yell right before the last chorus. Otherwise, eh.

Thumbing My Way: The very moment this boring song ends.

You Are: The drum and bass interplay throughout the whole song. See also: Army Reserve.

Get Right: The psychedelic delayed-guitar break and lone "With..." right before the solo.

Green Disease: The four arpeggiated chords during "And like weeds with big leaves / Stealing light from what's beneath."

helphelp: "The man they call my enemy / I've seen his eyes
He looks just like me / A mirror"

Bu$hleaguer: The four-on-the-floor beat during the chorus, the mellow outro.

1/2 Full: The minute-plus outro, though I needed to hear it live to really appreciate it.

Arc: The low, breathy vocal layers.

All Or None: The whole song, front to back.

Best moment: Either the drum/bass work on You Are, or the entirety of All Or None.

Worst moment: Thumbing My Way, followed closely by I Am Mine.


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