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Radio Edit versions of songs you dislike

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by aeroplane, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    This is the first one that came to mind for me and the best example out there. Personally, I like the radio edit because the full version of the song is just too damn long. I also have a 6 or 7 minute version of the song (somewhere).
     
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    Love Is Like Oxygen by Sweet




     
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    Angry Eyes by Loggins and Messina-the long version

     
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    I can't even stand to listen to the single edit for that song. It's such an epic, spellbinding piece of music that the single version just seems so horribly incomplete. The video version is only passable because of the video but I'm not wild about that edit either.

    There was one time a month or two ago where I was driving home from somewhere and I actually heard that song, in it's entirety, on the radio and the whole time I just kept thinking "How can they get away with playing this on the air?!" :heheh:




    I once heard "November Rain" on the radio and they edited out the entire second half of the song after Slash's first solo, which of course would include the closing 2 minutes which I personally believe is one of the most powerful conclusions to a song ever. Needless to say I was quite upset when they cut to commercial. :mad
     
  5. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    There is a local classic rock radio station that used to play In A Gadda every single Sunday morning at like 6am, the full album version. You'd never hear it any other time, but sundays, like clockwork, they'd play that song.



    Agreed
     
  6. aeroplane

    aeroplane In Urgent Need of Advice

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    I guess the moral here is that radio lets an artist say what he wants to say and be as creative as he wants to be, as long as it doesn't get in the way of ads for the local car dealership and the local Allstate insurance rep or interfere with a big giveaway for a long sleeved sweatshirt with the station's call letters printed on it to the 12th caller.
     
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    ...I want to kiss whoever was responsible for this. That is seriously awesome.
     
  8. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Yeah, it was pretty cool about the first 30 times I heard it, then I grew a bit weary, but still, something you don't expect to hear on the radio. It always happened on my way home from work (which was about a 45 minute drive at that time).
     
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    Yeah, it would be great the first few times. But all (what is it, 12-16 minutes?) of it can be a bit irritating in large doses.

    Another one that comes to mind is Vanilla Fudge's cover of the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On". You almost never hear the whole thing on the radio (at least, not that I remember). The radio edit is terrible. How can you cut such a masterpiece down to 2-3 minutes? :/
     
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    that pop song out now makes me crazy- the Forget you instead of the **** you_
    if they made it "F" u I would have thought it clever but the forget you makes me nuts..and its not even a song I own- they just play it so friggen much!
     

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