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5th May '16 1:00:45 PM aye_amber
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A side-effect of this was the tendency of bands with [[EpicRocking long songs]], such as Music/BlackSabbath and KingCrimson, to add "subtitles" for different sections of the songs, in order to make it seem like there were more songs and [[MoneyDearBoy they would be paid full royalties]]. (This happened to Music/TheMarsVolta too, who were told that for the original version of ''Amputechture'' they'd only be paid for an EP despite its length, so they were forced to add "subsections" and split songs apart to get full royalties.)

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A side-effect of this was the tendency of bands with [[EpicRocking long songs]], such as Music/BlackSabbath and KingCrimson, Music/KingCrimson, to add "subtitles" for different sections of the songs, in order to make it seem like there were more songs and [[MoneyDearBoy they would be paid full royalties]]. (This happened to Music/TheMarsVolta too, who were told that for the original version of ''Amputechture'' they'd only be paid for an EP despite its length, so they were forced to add "subsections" and split songs apart to get full royalties.)
3rd May '16 3:17:00 PM aye_amber
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* The 1993 CD reissue of SkinnyPuppy's ''Bites'' included all the interlude/filler tracks from the various vinyl editions of the album, plus some previously unreleased material. Likewise, the reissue of ''Remission'' included alternate versions of "Film" and "Icebreaker" from ''Bites'', plus the previously unreleased track "Incision", to extend the playing time to album length.

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* The 1993 CD reissue of SkinnyPuppy's Music/SkinnyPuppy's ''Bites'' included all the interlude/filler tracks from the various vinyl editions of the album, plus some previously unreleased material. Likewise, the reissue of ''Remission'' included alternate versions of "Film" and "Icebreaker" from ''Bites'', plus the previously unreleased track "Incision", to extend the playing time to album length.
15th Apr '16 11:40:26 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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[[caption-width-right:349:[[FridgeLogic ...wait]], why is there a side two ''on a CD''? [[labelnote:Answer]][[FridgeBrilliance That's to make it applicable to an LP]] -- [[WhatAreRecords a what?]][[/labelnote]]]]
15th Apr '16 11:26:16 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* '''{{Instrumentals}}''': These can be sometimes seen as filler, especially if they aren't the artists' specialty and/or those tracks are in the minority. Instrumental versions of vocal tracks are even more susceptible to be seen as pointless filler.
15th Apr '16 11:14:40 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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This trend continued in TheSixties; a particularly infamous band were Music/TheBeachBoys, who were [[ExecutiveMeddling forced by executives]] to hastily record some filler to make an album out of a hit single. The hit-factory label Creator/{{Motown}} took it even further, re-recording hit singles for an album with a new singer and never releasing the new version as a single. So you could get all the versions of the hit song you wanted, if you didn't mind paying album price for a single with junk added.

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This trend continued in TheSixties; a particularly infamous band were Music/TheBeachBoys, who were one notorious example is Music/TheBeachBoys being [[ExecutiveMeddling forced by executives]] Capitol Records]] to hastily record some filler several albums in a short amount of time, causing them to make an album have to pad out of a hit single. their albums with filler.[[labelnote:*]](The worst example might be the ''Little Deuce Coupe'' LP, which was released ''one month'' after the ''Surfer Girl'' LP and included four previously-released tracks)[[/labelnote]] The hit-factory label Creator/{{Motown}} took it even further, re-recording hit singles for an album with a new singer and never releasing the new version as a single. So you could get all the versions of the hit song you wanted, if you didn't mind paying album price for a single with junk added.
15th Apr '16 3:04:15 AM FurryKef
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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows hypothesizes that Music/{{Train}}'s "Hey, Soul Sister", it's bizarre lyricism in particular, is the result of a burned out Pat Monahan throwing the first thing that came to his head on paper in order to fulfill his contract, certain that it would never even make it to radio.

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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows hypothesizes that Music/{{Train}}'s "Hey, Soul Sister", it's its bizarre lyricism in particular, is the result of a burned out Pat Monahan throwing the first thing that came to his head on paper in order to fulfill his contract, certain that it would never even make it to radio.
12th Mar '16 2:03:37 PM AgProv
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* '''HiddenTrack''': Most hidden tracks tend to be pointless too. They are muffled away somewhere at the start or the end of an album. Some artists leave several minutes of silence between tracks before you finally get to the hidden track. So you always have to skip and wear out your CD to find it.

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* '''HiddenTrack''': Most hidden tracks tend to be pointless too. They are muffled away somewhere at the start or the end of an album. Some artists leave several minutes of silence between tracks before you finally get to the hidden track. So you always have to skip and wear out your CD to find it. [[note]]Or these can be hangovers from hidden jokes on the original vinyl album, which made sense and worked in the vinyl format but aren't so great on CD. An example might be the message in the run-out groove on ''Album/SergeantPeppers'' - worked beautifully on black vinyl, a WTF? moment on a CD.[[/note]]
21st Oct '15 4:49:57 AM Mythros
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* '''Overly long tracks''': Since most songs are about three to five minutes long a particularly long track can sometimes get on the nerves of the listener. Guitar solos that just go on, endless jams, entire stories told in one track, unnecessary [[CelebrityCameo celebrity cameo]]'s, continuous [[FakeOutFadeOut fade ins and fade outs]], ...

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* '''Overly long tracks''': Since most songs are about three to five minutes long a particularly long track can sometimes get on the nerves of the listener. Guitar solos that just go on, endless jams, entire stories told in one track, unnecessary [[CelebrityCameo celebrity cameo]]'s, cameos]], continuous [[FakeOutFadeOut fade ins and fade outs]], ...
19th Aug '15 9:38:09 AM MadCormorant
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* '''AWildRapperAppears''': Many pop songs since the 1990s have the annoying tendency to ruin an otherwise good song by having some rapper appear halfway and start bustin' some rhymes. Most of the time his lyrics make no sense, are difficult to make out and add nothing. Often the rapper has an annoying voice too. In many cases it's clear that the main artist just wanted to give one of his friends some media attention.

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* '''AWildRapperAppears''': Many Since the 1990s, a trend has emerged in pop songs since the 1990s have the annoying tendency to ruin an otherwise good song by having of featuring rap artists laying down some rapper appear halfway and start bustin' some rhymes. Most rhymes over the bridge or for a whole verse, which has the potential of seriously derailing a song. Few rappers are adept at seamlessly integrating their lyrics to that of a pop song, so oftentimes the rapped portion ends up ruining the nuance of the time his lyrics make song, making no sense, are sense in context of the song, or in the worst cases, making no sense whatsoever. The rapped vocals may also be difficult to make out decipher, and add nothing. Often the vocal style of the rapper has an annoying voice too.can jar the enjoyment of listeners. In many cases it's clear that the main artist just wanted to give one of his friends some media attention.
21st Jun '15 5:18:14 PM bluehedgehogjunkie
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* '''AWildRapperAppears''': Many pop songs since the 1990s have the annoying tendency to ruin an otherwise good song by having some rapper appear halfway and start bustin' some rhymes . Most of the time his lyrics make no sense, are difficult to make out and add nothing. Often the rapper has an annoying voice too. In many cases it's clear that the main artist just wanted to give one of his friends some media attention.

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* '''AWildRapperAppears''': Many pop songs since the 1990s have the annoying tendency to ruin an otherwise good song by having some rapper appear halfway and start bustin' some rhymes .rhymes. Most of the time his lyrics make no sense, are difficult to make out and add nothing. Often the rapper has an annoying voice too. In many cases it's clear that the main artist just wanted to give one of his friends some media attention.



-->'''Todd (as Monahan):''' Hmm, what rhymes with rug? Drug... Thug? Would a line that uses the word thug make sense here? ''Pfft'', whatever. I mean, who cares? I'm the guy from Music/{{Train}}! I haven't had a hit and seven years and am ''long'' past the point of caring on this one. I'm just doing this because I need to fill the album somehow. [[TemptingFate It's not like I'm ever gonna have to perform this.]] [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough The record company wouldn't be stupid enough to release this,]] and even if they did, [[LowestCommonDenominator no one would want to listen to it.]] I might as well sing it like I'm doing a Minnie Mouse impression too! I mean, 'cause ''who cares?'' So, you know what? We owe the record company three more songs according to our contract, so let's just can this turd, and we can forget about it forev-

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-->'''Todd (as Monahan):''' Hmm, what rhymes with rug? Drug... Thug? Would a line that uses the word thug make sense here? ''Pfft'', whatever. I mean, who cares? I'm the guy from Music/{{Train}}! I haven't had a hit and in seven years and am ''long'' past the point of caring on this one. I'm just doing this because I need to fill the album somehow. [[TemptingFate It's not like I'm ever gonna have to perform this.]] [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough The record company wouldn't be stupid enough to release this,]] and even if they did, [[LowestCommonDenominator no one would want to listen to it.]] I might as well sing it like I'm doing a Minnie Mouse impression too! I mean, 'cause ''who cares?'' So, you know what? We owe the record company three more songs according to our contract, so let's just can this turd, and we can forget about it forev-
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