Worst Edit you've ever heard...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Apollo C. Vermouth, May 12, 2019.

  1. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

    Prove it.
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  2. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Emotional Rescue on 40 Licks is pretty clunky, like changing paint colour midway through a wall and thinking you used a similar shade that's hard to spot.
    The tempo jars and if I had spliced that back as a teen on a home cassette it would have bothered me not to do it again.


    Rocks Off on Live Licks must have cut out an error or tape damage in the dream like mid section and thought no one would notice if they spliced separate parts together with no correction or insert.
    The quality control guy clocked off and left a deaf gibbon to run the session.
  3. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I forgot about Liar. That's the worst I've heard. Ridiculously bad from the second it starts.
  4. central616

    central616 Forum Resident

    "Echoes" from the compilation with the same name. Badly abridged in crucial parts.
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  5. bigdoug920

    bigdoug920 Forum Resident

    East Greenwich, RI
    I totally agree with "Liar" and "Detroit Rock City." There are some really dumb 8 track edits out there too, like this version of "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)." Really bad. I did like how the 8 track for Some Girls had a longer version of "Beast of Burden" with the extra verse (Be your slave and take your cursin') but there are some funny edits there too - "Shattered" is cut (I believe it's the promo version) and "Miss You" is a weird edit as well (longer than the LP, shorter than the 12" single.) "Far Away Eyes" is the single version.
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  6. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

    Easton, MD
    Disagree 100%! Those audacious edits are what makes the song uniquely great. It's a modular record. It has modules!
  7. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke They got it now, Robbie...

    I like modules...:wiggle:
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  8. saborlord123

    saborlord123 "I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard-working guy."

    And I agree with you! One of my favorite songs of all time! Brian Wilson really changed the way pop music was made and edited.
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  9. y531ly5

    y531ly5 Forum Resident

    Type O Negative - Love You to Death (single edit)
    I want to punch the head of the genius who edited the end of the song.
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  10. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    I don't think I've ever heard the "Jet" edit . . . so I searched for it on youtube, found someone who posted it, and in their description they write: "I restored both sections"--oy vey! Why would anyone be searching for the edit but want to hear this youtuber's "restoration"?
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  11. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Might have been his Mull Of Inspire?
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  12. GubGub

    GubGub Forum Resident

    First one that came to mind for me too.
  13. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Forum Resident

    USA edit of Queen´s Liar, terrible
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  14. munjeet

    munjeet Forum Resident

    One of my favorite examples:

    Boyd Gilmore, “All In My Dreams,” Modern 872, released around 1952. The first 24 seconds, and the section from 2:00 to 2:24, are flown-in from Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom” (which it blatantly imitates). Gilmore’s slide guitar, and the overall power of the band on the Gilmore sections, fall far short of Elmore’s record. The transitions back & forth are jarring... to say the least!

    Imagine a record where the named performer wasn’t quite up to snuff, so part of an already released (and popular) record by a superior performer - which is being copied anyway - is edited in to boost the power of the copy record!

  15. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    I'm not sure what you're hearing on either one of those . . . they both sound okay to me. On "Rocks Off" there's a quirky crash cymbal choke on "4" of the bar prior to going back to the chorus out of that "dream like mid section," but I'm not at all convinced that that's even an edit and not just something quirky that Charlie did.

    It would probably be better if we posted media for these and specified the timestamp (or time range) and just what we think is going on/just what we feel the problem is.

    Some of the other examples seem to just be edits that result in very different arrangements than one is used to. That's different than the idea of a sloppy or careless edit.
  16. Apollo C. Vermouth

    Apollo C. Vermouth Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Kind of defeats the purpose of the "Edit". Too funny.
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  17. bibliotudinous

    bibliotudinous Music Freak

    Sonoma County, CA
    If I recall correctly, there is a 7" version of "The Spirit of Radio" where the song just suddenly fades out for no reason, well before the actual ending. I have a K-Tel compilation with a heavily-butchered "Year of the Cat," and another with a totally ruined 'Free Bird."
  18. IanM007

    IanM007 Forum Resident

    Shrewsbury, UK
    Bowie - the Young Americans 7" edit. Absolutely awful.
  19. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    I didn't think anything could top the editing mess that is "Black Betty"....

    Until I heard the 2-minute edit of the Italian "Theme From The Monkees." Good... GRAVY. (Yes, I know the reason - they didn't want Micky to have to learn more than one verse!)
  20. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    I used to think I was the only person on Earth who noticed bad edits in songs like this... I'm so glad I'm not. :)
  21. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Actually this
    Sounds good
  22. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    The US edit of the Smiths' "How Soon Is Now" is a disaster. It starts out inoffensively enough but goes totally nuts after the second verse and instrumental break.

  23. plentyofjamjars67

    plentyofjamjars67 Forum Resident

    I want to once again defend the Queen "Liar" edit.

    hands up, who has the actual US mono/stereo wlp 45 rpm? Because that is specifically what I'm referring to, nothing digital or uploaded. The stereo side of that elektra 45 is what I'm talkin bout here.

    I'm sure that YT clip doesn't do an inch of justice to something that is a million edits.

    Yes, I hated it the first few times I heard it having been so familiar with the album version since a childe.

    But once I got used to it, in a way where you're aware this is a crazy ridiculous edit and that's ok in this instance because really once I played this loud as hell a few times, once I got over myself ;) and my hangup that I knew better, I kinda fell in love with one of my favorite Queen songs all over again. :)
  24. 16/44.1

    16/44.1 Forum Resident

    Hammer To Fall 7"/12"single is also a disaster edit.
  25. rocknsoul74

    rocknsoul74 Forum Resident

    My Life on Billy Joel Greatest Hits vol 1 and 2.

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