Moments that make you go
"Oooh!" in rock
Note: I am not the main inspiration for the character in "High
Fidelity", because I wouldn't make such a sad cop-out in the last
This isn't the definitive list - there's never a definitive list
of these sort of things - but if you don't hear them at least yearly,
your life is poorer.
- The strings on "Cloudbusting" by Kate Bush. Shove
your syrupy ballads, MOR losers!
- The guitar solo in pt.6 of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by
Pink Floyd, where every time you fear it's about to end, Dave
Gilmour moves another inch up the fretboard.
- Noel Gallagher's five minutes of solid riffing throughout
"Columbia" by Oasis.
- Intro to "Stupid Girl" by Garbage, because you just
know you're gonna love the song.
- Chorus to "Tuesday's Child" by All About Eve, where
an entire choir of Julianne Regans piles in and you die and go to
- Break at end of first chorus in "Love Will Find A
Way" by Yes, when Trevor Rabin sings "...a waaayyy" in the
most perfect, throwaway manner.
- Intro and drum entry on "Take It Easy, Chicken" by
Mansun, which can result in a fine and twelve month ban for
- Adlib at end of initial chorus on "Family Man" by
Roachford, when Andrew Roachford yells "All those who sittin'
down, get up!" over a bastardly compulsive bass line.
- John Bonham's "Godzilla would play it like this" drum fill
near end of (groan) "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zep; how,
which, when, cor blimey.
- Full band entry following intro to "She Sells Sanctuary"
by The Cult, because if your arms were restrained at the
time, you'd snap them off trying to wave them in the air.
20th December 1997