I've mentioned some of these on the various Favorite Song threads, but, of course, there are always a few more.
"A Little Too Clean": I love the way they just start funking out on guitar right after Dave sings, "a little too clean, a little too clean, a little too clean."
"The Sun Maid": The way the music sounds like a child's music box, then about two-thirds of the way into the song, the strings take on a distorted, almost warped-record sound as if the music box is winding down. The way Dave's voice changes when he sings "She's such an old maid / She never gets laid." (Cheeky bastard!
"Promises Broken": That first "Take me home." Also, the line "befriended by the enemy . . . one more time."
"Bittersweetheart": It's a cornucopia of Pirnerisms from beginning to end. My favorite part, though, is "Are you in there? Are you beating? / beating me up 'til I'm bleeding / How much blood can you spare?"
Monolith Maniac wrote:The pause in Creatures of Habit (first time I heard it, I thought my brand new Candy CD was scratched).
mystic_spiral_3 wrote:This isn't really "tiny" but I think I'd like "The Game" a whole lot more without the "do do do" stuff.
Have you heard the live version on After the Flood
? They use a different arrangement -- no "do do do" stuff, different instrumentation, and Dave's voices cracks a few times, which gives the performance a more soulful feel that plays up the complicated emotions implicit in the lyrics. Anyway, you might like this version better.