Layla coda

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Pressed_Rat, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    As overplayed as this song by Derek and the Dominos might be, I believe the song's instrumental outro is some of the finest, most beautiful four minutes of music ever played on FM radio.

    Layla coda

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw9fsAP9GkQ

    What's ironic is the person who co-wrote this beautiful and elegiac piece of music, a man by the name of Jim Gordon, would later murder his mother using a hammer while under a drug and alcohol-fueled psychosis. He was sentenced to life in prison and later diagnosed as a schizophrenic.

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    Derek and the Dominos, 1970 (from L to R: Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle)

    What makes this piece of music so great is the combination of Gordon's beautiful but simple piano work, combined with Duane Allman's slide guitar played to the same melody but one octave higher.

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  2. jerry420

    jerry420 Doctor of everything Lifetime Supporter

    i can play it...
     
  3. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    On all instruments? Even the slide?
     
  4. jerry420

    jerry420 Doctor of everything Lifetime Supporter

    if i really tried...probably...mainly i know the piano part...
     
  5. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Yeah, I heard you do the piano part once before, which was very good.
     
  6. jerry420

    jerry420 Doctor of everything Lifetime Supporter

    yeah im alright...

    i trying to learn some queen...i think its very important to know how to play queen songs...they should be a part of every musicians(hobbyist or professional) repertoire...
     
  7. prissbaby

    prissbaby creepy

  8. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Clapton's acoustic versions of the song are boring as hell. Almost puts me to sleep.
     
  9. prissbaby

    prissbaby creepy

    nah I like it
     
  10. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    I can't believe I didn't see this thread when it was first posted. It is no secret that I am in love with the song Layla and the outro is definitely my favorite. And my favorite story, too. I love telling people about Jim Gordon's hammer happies.
     

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