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Old 10-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #511
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I freakin' love the pings.

My guess is that in the studio, all the pings are Tim. I haven't heard it live, but my guess there is that either Boyd and Tim split them, or, Tim does all of them, playing only one ping, then using a pedal and that system where you can record a measure, and then it automatically repeats itself. I forget what this is called.
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    Could be a looper boyd uses, pretty sure its not tim though
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    Old 10-17-2012, 01:58 PM   #513
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    Could be a looper boyd uses, pretty sure its not tim though
    That's the word I was looking for. Thank you.
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    Old 10-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #514
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    I just realized that this tune gives me the same feeling that I get from JTR, Shotgun, and Stay or Leave. I can't necessarily explain it, nor that particular grouping of songs, but that's some pretty good company, I'd say.
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    Old 01-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #515
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    Re: The Riff

    Carter's drum work behind the verse starting with Dave singing, "I've only got a minute or two to spare..." is unbelievable. His little drum rolls add a nice touch.

    I heard this song at it's debut in Camden, and then at IZOD N1 and N2, and Barclay's Center. I cannot get sick of this song. It is just a really great song.
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    Old 01-14-2013, 06:50 PM   #516
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    Song reminds me of how YMDT started. Will probably grow into a beast
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    Old 01-14-2013, 07:45 PM   #517
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    Song reminds me of how YMDT started. Will probably grow into a beast

    YMDT blew chunks in 2005. the riff is actually a really good song already. it should still become better as they get more comfortable playing it and add new things, but the riff is like if YMDT started in 2007 (even as late as 2008) and turned into what it is now.
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    Old 01-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #518
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    YMDT blew chunks in 2005. the riff is actually a really good song already. it should still become better as they get more comfortable playing it and add new things, but the riff is like if YMDT started in 2007 (even as late as 2008) and turned into what it is now.
    Agree. It's going to grow to be pretty beastly.
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    Old 01-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #519
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    Agree. It's going to grow to be pretty beastly.

    how much more can it grow though? the band had a clear vision of how the song was to evolve from the start to its end. they can't add anything in the middle or else it would ruin the flow of the song. and adding anything at the beginning wouldn't work either. the end is the only place where they really have room to do anything, and they're already doing something with that. tim's solo is supposed to be balls to the walls because thats how the song builds. other than maybe rashawn throwing in some horn lines to fill the space like they do on other songs, i don't see it changing a hell of a lot. its 6-7 minutes long. its good at that length. thats probably where it'll stay.
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    Old 01-16-2013, 10:44 AM   #520
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    Gotta say, YMDT is leagues above the Riff and I don't think that'll ever change.
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    Old 01-20-2013, 03:49 PM   #521
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    how much more can it grow though? the band had a clear vision of how the song was to evolve from the start to its end. they can't add anything in the middle or else it would ruin the flow of the song. and adding anything at the beginning wouldn't work either. the end is the only place where they really have room to do anything, and they're already doing something with that. tim's solo is supposed to be balls to the walls because thats how the song builds. other than maybe rashawn throwing in some horn lines to fill the space like they do on other songs, i don't see it changing a hell of a lot. its 6-7 minutes long. its good at that length. thats probably where it'll stay.
    agreed sir, especially since they've sped it up so much.
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    Old 01-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #522
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    I freakin' love the pings.

    My guess is that in the studio, all the pings are Tim. I haven't heard it live, but my guess there is that either Boyd and Tim split them, or, Tim does all of them, playing only one ping, then using a pedal and that system where you can record a measure, and then it automatically repeats itself. I forget what this is called.
    The pings are Boyd using an effect on his violin. I noticed this at the Gorge when I was in the pit.
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    Old 03-28-2013, 11:45 AM   #523
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    Months later, this is the still the most affecting song on the record for me. The strange combination of eerie warmth places it with the best of them...I can never just passively hear this tune, I always have to turn it up and really concentrate on the subtle nuances that truly give it that classic DMB/Lillywhite character. Wudda track.
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    Old 03-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #524
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    Months later, this is the still the most affecting song on the record for me. The strange combination of eerie warmth places it with the best of them...I can never just passively hear this tune, I always have to turn it up and really concentrate on the subtle nuances that truly give it that classic DMB/Lillywhite character. Wudda track.
    agreed...I love this song
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    Old 03-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #525
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    agreed...I love this song
    ^Yup! It's still my favorite on the new album I think.
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    Old 04-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #526
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    There's great drumming in this song already, but I think after it's played in regular rotation for a while this is going to become a monster for Carter. There's so much room for fills and so many accents to play with, I can't wait to hear him really go crazy on it.
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    Old 07-11-2013, 11:10 AM   #527
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    I love this song...probably one of my top three from AFTW...
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    Old 07-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #528
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    yea sad to see that its getting very little play this summer.
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    ^agreed. I bet it will slip away and reappear occasionally like Captain. Maybe then some of the haters will appreciate it. Such a good tune.
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    Old 07-12-2013, 10:42 AM   #530
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    ^agreed. I bet it will slip away and reappear occasionally like Captain. Maybe then some of the haters will appreciate it. Such a good tune.
    COMPLETELY AGREED...The instrumentation gets my gut...and the crunchy-ass Timmy solo at the end ROCKS!
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    Just wanted to mention, I know it's been used the last 3 years but I didn't really think about it til last night...

    How weird is the video they play behind them during The Riff? I obviously know it's from the album cover but I can't imagine how strange it must have been to film with all those giant dave drawn heads
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