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“Get Myself Into It”

The Rapture | 2006

"The Eighties are our Nuggets," said The Rapture's Luke Jenner, using the Sixties psych-rock series as a comparison to show just how important the era is to the band's sound. Further proof can be found on "Get Myself Into It," an electro-infused track from their 2006 album Pieces of the People We Love, featuring a sax solo ripped right from the decade of excess. About the decision to add horns, drummer Vito Roccoforte explained "It lifted up that part where it comes in… and added dynamics to it. The song just doesn't work without it."

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“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

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