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#1 Alpaca

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:46 AM

I know I'm on the losing end of this one, but help me and Johnny Feathers settle this argument: Which is the better composition - Bodysnatchers or House of Cards? Advance thanks for those who choose one or the other rather than post "Videotape" and think, "Hey, I bet I just made everyone laugh" using your increasingly sharp and refined wit.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:04 AM

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:06 AM

Neither....correct answer is Hotel California.


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#4 Mitchell

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:11 AM

I think there was another thread on this, only has 1900 or so posts in it.
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#5 Alpaca

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:25 AM

I think there was another thread on this, only has 1900 or so posts in it.


I realize this thread is pseudo-reduntant, however, I'm looking for a head-to-head between these two songs alone.

I'm not interested in where people place these tunes in relation to the rest of the record, but intrested where people place these tunes in relation to each other.

#6 Undercooked Sausage

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:17 AM

worst song on the album versus the best? bodysnatchers you apes omg i havent posted in music discussion for awhile and my return is in a fucking radiohead thread, i'm outta here
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#7 Chicken Invaders!

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:57 PM

probably my two favorite tracks. I'll give the edge to Bodysnatchers.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:05 PM

Videotape. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :blink: :angry: :o :huh: :mellow:
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#9 wakingrufus

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:08 PM

probably my two favorite tracks. I'll give the edge to Bodysnatchers.


i'll give the edge to House of Cards.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:23 PM

Those are two horrible songs. One song is just dull plodding crap, the other is just the equivalent of a guy standing six inches in front of you and yelling a long unmodulated "UUUUUUUHHHHHH." Lyrical clangers: "I don't wanna be your friend/I just wanna be your lover" "The light's gone out for me! And it's the 21st century!" "House of Cards" has a dull and uninteresting riff and annoying "whoooooo" groaning. "Bodysnatchers" has that annoying double-time drumming. I'll just say that "House of Cards" is worst.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:24 PM

Those are two horrible songs. One song is just dull plodding crap, the other is just the equivalent of a guy standing six inches in front of you and yelling a long unmodulated "UUUUUUUHHHHHH." Lyrical clangers:

"I don't wanna be your friend/I just wanna be your lover"
"The light's gone out for me! And it's the 21st century!"

"House of Cards" has a dull and uninteresting riff and annoying "whoooooo" groaning. "Bodysnatchers" has that annoying double-time drumming. I'll just say that "House of Cards" is worst.



Someone else with a pair of ears on SOMB. Hallelujah.
Every Sunday morning I wake up
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:29 AM

House of Cards Sounds like a long-lost Al Green song. Great soul-shaking stuff.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:51 AM

Wow. House of Cards is a wonderful song. You guys are nuts. Bodysnatchers is cool, but the worst on the album IMO.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:54 AM

Those are two horrible songs. One song is just dull plodding crap, the other is just the equivalent of a guy standing six inches in front of you and yelling a long unmodulated "UUUUUUUHHHHHH." Lyrical clangers:

"I don't wanna be your friend/I just wanna be your lover"
"The light's gone out for me! And it's the 21st century!"

"House of Cards" has a dull and uninteresting riff and annoying "whoooooo" groaning. "Bodysnatchers" has that annoying double-time drumming. I'll just say that "House of Cards" is worst.



Someone else with a pair of ears on SOMB. Hallelujah.


Wow, didn't see this post coming. You guys should get together, buy some Yankees gear, and hang out in Boston.

#16 Johnny Feathers

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:39 PM

I dunno. I just think Bodysnatchers is a better song, particularly as a "rock" piece. It progresses, it has hooks, and it has a distinctive beginning, a middle, and an end. House of Cards is a fine song....but I think its success is more in the area of the mood it sets, rather than any compositional greatness. It's a torch song. If that makes any sense. However, unlike some on the board, I mostly view music as a completely subjective experience. Results may vary. Batteries not included. Some assembly required.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:44 PM

"Bodysnatchers" rocks more, and I've listened to it more...

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:20 PM

House of Cards is my second favorite on the album. I think it has more weight. More heft.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:35 PM

By my math, there are 44 more In Rainbows showdowns pending. Can't wait.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:03 PM

And CD2
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.