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27th Apr '16 6:28:34 PM EddyDini
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*** Similarily enough, her song "Christmas Tree", which [[IntercourseWithYou really isn't about a Christmas tree]] has four bars of orchestral Christmas music near the end which come out of nowhere and hae nothing to do with the rest of the tune.

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*** Similarily enough, her song "Christmas Tree", which [[IntercourseWithYou really isn't about a Christmas tree]] has four bars of orchestral Christmas music near the end which come out of nowhere and hae have nothing to do with the rest of the tune.
13th Apr '16 4:29:16 AM OrgaNik
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* At around the 2:20 mark on Turisas' cover of 'Supernaut', we're treated to a monologue from someone (it sounds like the band's guitarist) regarding the precise meaning of the word 'Supernaut', and its origins:

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* At around the 2:20 mark on Turisas' Music/{{Turisas}}' cover of 'Supernaut', we're treated to a monologue from someone (it sounds like the band's guitarist) regarding the precise meaning of the word 'Supernaut', and its origins:
27th Nov '15 4:59:23 PM nombretomado
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* Play PSY's "Gangnam Style" and you're pretty much guaranteed to get one. SaturdayNightLive proved this.

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* Play PSY's "Gangnam Style" and you're pretty much guaranteed to get one. SaturdayNightLive ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' proved this.
28th May '15 1:59:03 PM ginger_metal
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* Music/{{Babymetal}}, as if mixing J-Pop with Metal wasn't odd enough, have some of these on top to make it even weirder. Their song "Iine!" goes so far to have a [[UpToEleven double BLAM]], being in general a J-Pop song with Metal guitars, then suddenly turns into a cheesy Rap song, and THEN again turns into a bone-breaking Death Metal breakdown before turning back to normal.

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* Music/{{Babymetal}}, Music/BabyMetal, as if mixing J-Pop with Metal wasn't odd enough, have some of these on top to make it even weirder. Their song "Iine!" goes so far to have a [[UpToEleven double BLAM]], being in general a J-Pop song with Metal guitars, then suddenly turns into a cheesy Rap song, and THEN again turns into a bone-breaking Death Metal breakdown before turning back to normal.
23rd Apr '15 8:58:59 PM bt8257
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* Music/BlueOysterCult's hit single [[Main/DontFearTheReaper "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"]] is famous for having an overall [[Music/TheByrds Byrds-esque]] feel (with a bit of added melancholy... and '''more cowbell''') in spite of dealing with a rather [[Main/TheGrimReaper dark subject]]. However, it might be even ''more'' famous for the abrupt change in tone halfway through, when it switches to a sombre-sounding intermission crowned by an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome emotional guitar solo]], only to change back to the more lighthearted jingle-jangle that makes up the bulk of the song.

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* Music/BlueOysterCult's hit single [[Main/DontFearTheReaper "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"]] is famous for having an overall [[Music/TheByrds Byrds-esque]] feel (with a bit of added melancholy... and '''more cowbell''') melancholy) in spite of dealing with a rather [[Main/TheGrimReaper dark subject]]. However, it might be even ''more'' famous for the abrupt change in tone halfway through, when it switches to a sombre-sounding intermission crowned by an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome emotional guitar solo]], only to change back to the more lighthearted jingle-jangle that makes up the bulk of the song.
15th Mar '15 6:49:26 AM Wheezy
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* Music/{{Venetian Snares}} is fond of putting the odd BLAM into his songs. In "Pussy Skull", the instrumental completely drops out and a voice comes in, growling "Hours and hours of footage of two giraffes fucking," before the song resumes as normal as though nothing had happened. He pulls off a similar trick in "Horsey Noisers", except with the even more inexplicable phrase "I've drawn you a picture of a giraffe fucking an elephant. Notice how his moustache looks just like mine." Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4FlHsoBmY Welfare Wednesday]], which is basically one long BLAM.

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* Music/{{Venetian Snares}} is fond of putting the odd BLAM into his songs. In "Pussy Skull", the instrumental completely drops out and a voice comes in, growling "Hours and hours of footage of two giraffes fucking," before the song resumes as normal as though nothing had happened. He pulls off a similar trick in "Horsey Noisers", except with the even more inexplicable phrase "I've drawn made you a picture drawing of a giraffe fucking an elephant. Notice how his moustache looks just like mine." Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4FlHsoBmY Welfare Wednesday]], which is basically one long BLAM.
6th Mar '15 1:53:05 PM MikeK
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* Music/{{Melvins}}' "Dry Drunk" contains a BLAM that is actually performed by an entirely different band: one an half minutes into the track, it suddenly jumps from a HardcorePunk-influenced collaboration with Music/TheJesusLizard's David Yow to a slow discordant drum, guitar, and saxophone jam performed by Godzik Pink that sounds like something out of ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' and is otherwise completely unrelated to the song. Then the David Yow section kicks back in as though nothing happened. The album it's on, ''The Crybaby'', is themed around collaborations, but this particular example was clearly done just for the sake of screwing with the listener.

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* Music/{{Melvins}}' "Dry Drunk" contains a BLAM that is actually performed by an entirely different band: one an and a half minutes into the track, it suddenly jumps from a HardcorePunk-influenced collaboration with Music/TheJesusLizard's David Yow to a slow discordant drum, guitar, and saxophone jam performed by Godzik Pink that sounds like something out of ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' and is otherwise completely unrelated to the song. Then the David Yow section kicks back in as though nothing happened. The album it's on, ''The Crybaby'', is themed around collaborations, but this particular example was clearly done just for the sake of screwing with the listener.
3rd Mar '15 11:11:27 AM PerfumePreppy
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*** However; the scene itself is also reminiscent of "The Birth of Venus", meaning it might not be as random as it seems. If anything, given that "The Birth of Venus" is a common theme in her following album [=ARTPOP=], that scene could count, on some weird, meta level, as {{foreshadowng}}.

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*** However; the scene itself is also reminiscent of "The Birth of Venus", meaning it might not be as random as it seems. If anything, given that "The Birth of Venus" is a common theme in her following album [=ARTPOP=], that scene could count, on some weird, meta level, as {{foreshadowng}}.{{foreshadowing}}.
3rd Mar '15 11:10:40 AM PerfumePreppy
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*** However; the scene itself is also reminiscent of "The Birth of Venus", meaning it might not be as random as it seems.

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*** However; the scene itself is also reminiscent of "The Birth of Venus", meaning it might not be as random as it seems. If anything, given that "The Birth of Venus" is a common theme in her following album [=ARTPOP=], that scene could count, on some weird, meta level, as {{foreshadowng}}.
17th Jan '15 10:59:40 AM Patachou
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* Music/KanyeWest's "Runaway" has the music all of a sudden start to drop out - before an electric guitar drops in and performs a solo. This solo goes on for nearly a minute and a half before you realise it's not a guitar, it's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Kanye's own voice, heavily put through a vocoder]].
* "Wasn't Born to Follow" by {{The Byrds}} is a sunny, rustic, sweet-sounding song...until the strange, discordant bridge that begins about a minute in and lasts around twenty seconds, only to give way again to the pleasant sound that dominates the song. The bridge also qualifies as a {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}.

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* Music/KanyeWest's "Runaway" from ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'' has the music all of a sudden start to drop out - before an electric guitar drops in and performs a solo. This solo goes on for nearly a minute and a half before you realise it's not a guitar, it's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Kanye's own voice, heavily put through a vocoder]].
* "Wasn't Born to Follow" by {{The Music/{{The Byrds}} is a sunny, rustic, sweet-sounding song...until the strange, discordant bridge that begins about a minute in and lasts around twenty seconds, only to give way again to the pleasant sound that dominates the song. The bridge also qualifies as a {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}.



** Another good one in this genre is the frantic, five-second long harpsichord solo from {{Pink Floyd}}'s "See Emily Play".

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** Another good one in this genre is the frantic, five-second long harpsichord solo from {{Pink Music/{{Pink Floyd}}'s "See Emily Play".Play" from ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn''.



* "Lady Godiva's Operation" by the Music/VelvetUnderground from Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat. For the first half of the song, John Cale softly and smoothly sings the lyrics. Then, during the second half, he stops singing the last part of some lines, only to have Lou Reed shout or say the last word or so (Reed also gets a few complete lines to himself) and after Reed's "interruptions," Cale casually continues as if nothing happened. Another sort of BLAM in the song is an odd noise that comes in toward the end (in fact, it's the only audible noise for a brief period) that sounds remarkably like Chewbacca, though the song predates the Star Wars films.

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* "Lady Godiva's Operation" by the Music/VelvetUnderground from Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat.''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat''. For the first half of the song, John Cale softly and smoothly sings the lyrics. Then, during the second half, he stops singing the last part of some lines, only to have Lou Reed shout or say the last word or so (Reed also gets a few complete lines to himself) and after Reed's "interruptions," Cale casually continues as if nothing happened. Another sort of BLAM in the song is an odd noise that comes in toward the end (in fact, it's the only audible noise for a brief period) that sounds remarkably like Chewbacca, though the song predates the Star Wars films.



** Also, the lion's roar and breaking glass in "European Son."

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** Also, the lion's roar and breaking glass in "European Son."Son" from ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico''.



* The Music/TheyMightBeGiants album Apollo 18 contains one of their most infamous tracks - Fingertips. Fingertips is actually a collection of many mini-songs, each barely more than a few seconds in length, and each counting as a separate track. This was done so that listening to the album on any player in shuffle mode would result in random moments of "I found a new friend underneath my pillow" and "What's that blue thing doing here?".
* In the middle of Music/JohnLennon's song "Hold On," he growls "Cookie!" for some reason that only he, and maybe Yoko, knew.

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* The Music/TheyMightBeGiants album Apollo 18 ''Apollo 18'' contains one of their most infamous tracks - Fingertips. Fingertips is actually a collection of many mini-songs, each barely more than a few seconds in length, and each counting as a separate track. This was done so that listening to the album on any player in shuffle mode would result in random moments of "I found a new friend underneath my pillow" and "What's that blue thing doing here?".
* In the middle of Music/JohnLennon's song "Hold On," On" from ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand'' he growls "Cookie!" for some reason that only he, and maybe Yoko, knew.



* In the Squarepusher song, "Male Pill Part 13," there is a period where the music comes to a complete halt followed by a voice simply grunting "Hhuuuhh... hhhmmm... uhhhuumm" then the music continues right where it left off. This is especially surreal when you take into account the fact that aside from that line, the song, like most of Squarepusher's other work, is an instrumental.

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* In the Squarepusher Music/{{Squarepusher}} song, "Male Pill Part 13," there is a period where the music comes to a complete halt followed by a voice simply grunting "Hhuuuhh... hhhmmm... uhhhuumm" then the music continues right where it left off. This is especially surreal when you take into account the fact that aside from that line, the song, like most of Squarepusher's other work, is an instrumental.



* Music/{{The Doors}}' song "The End," specifically the spoken bit toward the end. "father yes son i want to kill you... mother i wanna f..... all night long!"

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* Music/{{The Doors}}' song "The End," End" from ''[[Music/TheDoorsAlbum The Doors]]'' specifically the spoken bit toward the end. "father yes son i want to kill you... mother i wanna f..... all night long!"



* The "Piltdown Man" sequence from Mike Oldfield's ''Tubular Bells'', where Oldfield howls and growls in what seems to be like a cross between werewolf speak and [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]]. Legend has it this was Oldfield's response to [[ExecutiveMeddling record company pressure]] to include a vocal piece on the album.

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* The "Piltdown Man" sequence from Mike Oldfield's ''Tubular Bells'', ''Music/TubularBells'', where Oldfield howls and growls in what seems to be like a cross between werewolf speak and [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]]. Legend has it this was Oldfield's response to [[ExecutiveMeddling record company pressure]] to include a vocal piece on the album.



** A similar incident occurred during a Bob Dylan performance at the Grammys, featuring the interpretive dancer known as Soy Bomb.

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** A similar incident occurred during a Bob Dylan Music/BobDylan performance at the Grammys, featuring the interpretive dancer known as Soy Bomb.



** "Revolution 9" and "Wild Honey Pie" are basically the [=BLAMs=] of the White Album.
** "A Day In The Life" ends with a piano chord, but if you leave the CD (or record if you had one that wasn't automatic) on rather than turning it off when the album ends, you'd hear--after a moment of silence--the Beatles chanting, "never could speak any of the words (badump bum bum)" over and over again.

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** "Revolution 9" and "Wild Honey Pie" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' are basically the [=BLAMs=] of the White Album.
** "A Day In The Life" from ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' ends with a piano chord, but if you leave the CD (or record if you had one that wasn't automatic) on rather than turning it off when the album ends, you'd hear--after a moment of silence--the Beatles chanting, "never could speak any of the words (badump bum bum)" over and over again.



* In "Layla" by Derek and the Dominoes, there is an instrumental solo following the main melody that comes out of nowhere and has nothing to do with the song. It goes on for a few minutes till it ends. "Layla" (written by Eric Clapton) and the instrumental (written by Jim Gordon) were originally two separate songs, but they decided to combine them into one piece.

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* In "Layla" by Derek and the Dominoes, from ''Music/LaylaAndOtherAssortedLoveSongs'' there is an instrumental solo following the main melody that comes out of nowhere and has nothing to do with the song. It goes on for a few minutes till it ends. "Layla" (written by Eric Clapton) and the instrumental (written by Jim Gordon) were originally two separate songs, but they decided to combine them into one piece.



* The second movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 94 has a soft intro with a single fortissimo chord stuck in the middle (hence the nickname, 'Surprise Symphony').

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* The second movement of Haydn's Music/JosephHaydn's Symphony No. 94 has a soft intro with a single fortissimo chord stuck in the middle (hence the nickname, 'Surprise Symphony').



* Showbread's discography is spattered with a few of these, most notably on their first studio album ''No Sir, Nihlism Is Not Practical''. Moments such as the totally-unexpected Doo-Wop-inspired bridge on ''So Selfish It's Funny'' and the odd sound bite of airraid alarms and people shouting followed by vocalist Josh Dies saying, "Fire!" and what sounds like a muffled nuclear explosion at the end of ''And The Smokers And Children Shall Be Cast Down'' are certainly BLAMs. However, the biggest BLAM on the album is probably track 5, ''Sampsa Meets Kafka''. It starts with some echoey electronic warbling, then a throbbing bass starts up, followed a few seconds later by screeching techno and Josh Dies screaming the line, "Gregor starved to death, no one dies of loneliness'' twice, and the song ends with a bit more drippy techno and a couple seconds of static. Weird.

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* Showbread's discography is spattered with a few of these, most notably on their first studio album ''No Sir, Nihlism Is Not Practical''. Moments such as the totally-unexpected Doo-Wop-inspired bridge on ''So Selfish It's Funny'' and the odd sound bite of airraid air raid alarms and people shouting followed by vocalist Josh Dies saying, "Fire!" and what sounds like a muffled nuclear explosion at the end of ''And The Smokers And Children Shall Be Cast Down'' are certainly BLAMs. However, the biggest BLAM on the album is probably track 5, ''Sampsa Meets Kafka''. It starts with some echoey electronic warbling, then a throbbing bass starts up, followed a few seconds later by screeching techno and Josh Dies screaming the line, "Gregor starved to death, no one dies of loneliness'' twice, and the song ends with a bit more drippy techno and a couple seconds of static. Weird.



* On Music/BeastieBoys' 1989 album ''Paul Boutique'', there's "5-Piece Chicken Dinner", 23 seconds of hooping, hollering, country fiddle and ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' samples in between hip-hop songs "Hey Ladies" and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun". The MoodWhiplash is enough to figuratively break one's neck.

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* On Music/BeastieBoys' 1989 album ''Paul Boutique'', ''Music/PaulsBoutique'', there's "5-Piece Chicken Dinner", 23 seconds of hooping, hollering, country fiddle and ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' samples in between hip-hop songs "Hey Ladies" and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun". The MoodWhiplash is enough to figuratively break one's neck.



* The infamous "free jazz" section of Music/LedZeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love".
* Due to their avant-garde nature, the avant-garde black metal band {{Sigh}} is prone to this, especially on their 2001 album ''Imaginary Sonicscape''. BLAMS include the ending of "Scarlet Dream" breaking into reggae near the end before a final chorus, "A Sunset Song" having a random disco moment in the middle of the song and the last 45 seconds of "Reqiuem - Nostalgia" being rather [[LastNoteNightmare strange and creepy sounds of children and babies laughing]], over and over again.

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* The infamous "free jazz" section of Music/LedZeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love".
Love" from ''Music/LedZeppelinII''.
* Due to their avant-garde nature, the avant-garde black metal band {{Sigh}} Music/{{Sigh}} is prone to this, especially on their 2001 album ''Imaginary Sonicscape''. BLAMS include the ending of "Scarlet Dream" breaking into reggae near the end before a final chorus, "A Sunset Song" having a random disco moment in the middle of the song and the last 45 seconds of "Reqiuem - Nostalgia" being rather [[LastNoteNightmare strange and creepy sounds of children and babies laughing]], over and over again.



* SoundHorizon has a particularly egregious one in The Princess Sleeping In The Glass Coffin, in which Idolfried Ehrenberg, who never appears again, has a conversation which has nothing to do with the plot.

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* SoundHorizon has a particularly egregious one in The ''The Princess Sleeping In The Glass Coffin, Coffin'', in which Idolfried Ehrenberg, who never appears again, has a conversation which has nothing to do with the plot.
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