THE LOST ART OF HIDDEN TRACKS ON CDS

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    #5776
    QRiSG
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    I was thinking about the CD age of the 90’s and remembered the trend of hiding “secret tracks” at the end of albums – sometimes 10 minutes after the end of the previous song. What a cool surprise it would be to find a hidden track at the end of “Dookie” by Green Day or “Bitches Ain’t Shit” at the end of Dr Dre’s “The Chronic”.. If anyone else remembers this, please chime in with your favorite hidden tracks. I’ll link a few articles I found that go into a little more detail.

    Hidden Tracks: The Forgotten Relic Of The CD Era

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_track

     

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    #5778
    chubes
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    There’s a Wilco song called “Less Than You Think” that is 15 minutes long. But it’s really a 2 minute song followed by 15 minutes straight of distorted white noise. Not a true “hidden track” but similar. Released in 2004.

    Sometimes, Wilco can make “distorted white noise” sound good. But here, they don’t even try. It’s not pleasant at all and it’s not supposed to be.

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    #5779
    Rincewind
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    Less Than Jake’s (who played at the Music Farm recently ) “Losing Streak” had a “pregap” track you got to by playing track 1 then rewinding.

     

    Here’s a list of albums with audio before track 1:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_albums_with_tracks_hidden_in_the_pregap

     

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    #5783
    DeadPhreak
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    There’s a hidden Scarlet > Fire after Saint of Circumstance on Dick’s Pick’s Volume 13.

    DP13 is a show from May 6 1981 but this Scarlet > Fire is from 11/1/79

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