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The Hippie

Long Songs!

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The Hippie

I've come to love songs that are longer than the norm. 8, 9, 10, 12, even 20 minute songs turn out to be some of the greatest jams of all time. So I've dedicated this topic to those long songs we've all come to listen and love over time. I'd like to see what you guys got, definitely feel free to share 'em with the world!

 

"Before the beginning" by Frusciante and "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic are both very similar yet two of the greatest jams I know. (Which one do you like more?)

 

 

 

The Grateful Dead have been known to have some great jams. This is a live 21min masterpiece.

 

 

WAR with this 23min track.

 

 

C'mon, it's Neil Young, nuff said. The man's a legend.

 

 

 

I'll leave you with this for now. I've left out some great songs, but this should fill your minds for a good hour. Post what ya got!

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Tyler

Frusciante actually took a lot of influence from Eddie Hazel in terms of his guitar work. You can hear the Funkadelic in John's solo stuff, and it seeped way into BSSM era RHCP.

 

I haven't been listening to too many extended tracks lately, but since I've been on GKMC a lot I figure it's worth throwing this into the ring.

 

 

 

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GreatGig

I'm not really into Kendrick Lamar but I'm glad I checked out that track. Incredibly relaxed and just excellently executed. I love how his vocals suit the beat so well. Cheers for sharing that one, man icon14.gif

 

I love long songs (being a Pink Floyd fan you kind of have to) no matter what genre. I think there's something about them that just let's the artist be completely free without the "traditional" restraints of compressing things into 4-5 minutes.

 

Anyway, an obvious choice for me would have to be Pink Floyd's Echoes. This live version is 25 minutes and every one of them is enjoyable. The bass heavy groove that runs right through the middle is so damn funky and then that solo right at the end just crushes my heart with how gorgeous it sounds.

 

 

 

Another favourite of mine is Kanye West's Runaway. I loved the short film he did but this particular song just blew me away. I've never heard anything like it before. It starts off nice and clean, a sharp beat with that ominous growl in the back, and then just transforms into this raw sound with gritty guitars and a full on beat. Beautiful.

 

 

 

As for Neil Young, you need to add "Like A Hurricane" to that list.

 

 

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Shenmue18

2112 by Rush

Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix

Octravarium by Dream Theater

Child in Time by Deep Purple

Echos by Pink Floyd

Dogs by Pink Floyd

Rapper's Delight by Sugerhill Gang

Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull

 

Thick as a Brick is 43:40, really long song.

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Korpi

Michael Shrieve, best known as the drummer of Santana, jamming here and just lettin' it rip.

 

 

 

 

 

Both, magnificient tunes.

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Tyler
Another favourite of mine is Kanye West's Runaway. I loved the short film he did but this particular song just blew me away. I've never heard anything like it before. It starts off nice and clean, a sharp beat with that ominous growl in the back, and then just transforms into this raw sound with gritty guitars and a full on beat. Beautiful.

 

thEQlaqhHeY

Runaway is probably my favorite track off MBDTF. Pretty much the perfect ode to Kanye's nature and a kind of apology for it, at least in the narrative of the album. Love how he puts his voice through the production and it just turns into this raw sound that almost feels like he's just sobbing into the mic. So raw.

 

All right, so I was trying to figure out my favorite long song and I remembered it.

 

 

 

The whole album is pretty awesome but Cassandra Gemini is just like the perfect sh*t to trip to. Great stuff, the instrumentation is everywhere and Omar's guitar work is impeccable in this one.

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reform

This thread made me listen to:

 

Godspeed - We drift like worried fire

BTBAM - White Walls

Iron Maiden - Rime of the anciennt mariner

TMV - Cicatriz ESP

 

 

Thanks thread.

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gta_king

My first ever album was Bat Out Of Hell 2 by Meat Loaf and I've since grew to be a prog-rock fan so the average length of song in my library tends to be 8 minutes or more. Some of my favourite epics are, and I'll try to limit this to one per band, otherwise you'd just see a huge list of Dream Theater here.

 

Genesis - Suppers Ready

Dream Theater - Octavarium

Yes - Close To The Edge

Rush - 2112

Transatlantic - Stranger In Your Soul

Meat Loaf - Objects In The Rear View Mirror

Symphony X - The Odyssey

Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I love Echoes but it does drag on a bit in places)

Stratovarius - Elysium

ELP - Tarkus (About the only ELP song I do like)

 

Regarding Transatlantic, on the album this is split up into 12 or so tracks but was concieved as one track but The Whirlwind is incredible and is about 77 minutes long.

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Cosmic Gypsy
Frusciante actually took a lot of influence from Eddie Hazel in terms of his guitar work. You can hear the Funkadelic in John's solo stuff, and it seeped way into BSSM era RHCP.

 

I haven't been listening to too many extended tracks lately, but since I've been on GKMC a lot I figure it's worth throwing this into the ring.

 

 

 

Mate i remember when there was a YouTube advert advertising this album, and it played the most pathetic most awful, most simplistic ridiculously sh*t song possible. I know it's the same album because that is the exact same picture.

 

This song though is worlds better even though it's not my style and not even something i would choose to listen to, damn, that album must have some utter sh*t on it.

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Steven Ride
Frusciante actually took a lot of influence from Eddie Hazel in terms of his guitar work. You can hear the Funkadelic in John's solo stuff, and it seeped way into BSSM era RHCP.

 

I haven't been listening to too many extended tracks lately, but since I've been on GKMC a lot I figure it's worth throwing this into the ring.

 

 

 

Mate i remember when there was a YouTube advert advertising this album, and it played the most pathetic most awful, most simplistic ridiculously sh*t song possible. I know it's the same album because that is the exact same picture.

 

This song though is worlds better even though it's not my style and not even something i would choose to listen to, damn, that album must have some utter sh*t on it.

Probably the opening to Backseat Freestyle or Swimming Pools. Don't judge an album by a snippet.

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The Hippie

Free bird is always a classic! The two Pink Flpyd songs are tremendous as well, Echoes and Shine on you crazy diamond. Although, I think I like Shine on you crazy diamond a bit more.

 

Bob Dylan

 

 

Curtis!!

 

 

And...Some Dire Straits

 

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I cucked Alex Jones

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Groovy

 

 

Everyone can go home now.

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trip

Wait...No Arlo?

 

 

 

*Sorry, I always like to point out that I ride a motorcycle, and I happen to have a friend named Ray, who also rides a motorcycle.

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Ex Hellraiser

Really, no Jesus of Suburbia yet?

 

 

 

 

Stranglehold, Ted Nugent

 

 

 

 

Strength Of The World, Avenged Sevenfold

 

 

 

 

A Little Piece of Heaven, Avenged Sevenfold

 

 

 

 

Also, one of my favorite Avenged Sevenfold songs, Save Me. There is just so much depth and power to this song, it is the perfect closer to the album.

 

 

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The Hippie

Trip - What is this man, you think I'm joking around with the 8+ minutes talk? What the hell is this 7:58 crap!?!! Lol, naww I like Arlo. Comical song.

 

619 - Yea Jesus of Suburbia is a great song, I was going to post it sooner or later, don't worry. But, I'll let you have the honour of posting it first.

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Autopilot

I do love me some lengthy songs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moonshield

 

 

Everyone can go home now.

Cannot stress this enough.

 

Also

 

 

 

I listen to "long" songs all the time, if we're talking 8+ minutes.

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Wolf of Badenoch

Still one of the greatest songs of any length I've ever heard.

 

 

Also, if I have trouble sleeping, this has knocked me right out many times.

 

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Vega LVI

Somebody has already posted Jesus of Suburbia, so I feel obligated to post Homecoming (2004).

 

 

And one of my favorite songs, period: Roundabout (1971).

 

 

And I believe Goin' Home (1966) is The Rolling Stones' longest song.

 

 

And finally, When the Music's Over (1967) by The Doors.

 

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sivispacem

Vektor- Accelerating Universe

 

 

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Mr Rabbit

my favourite long song is

 

 

or exeogenesis by muse but that is 3 tracks on the album, regardless

 

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Ed 

 

 

 

I was extremely surprised listening to this for the first time at the age of, like, 6, because it was the longest song I had ever listened to by far and it just kept going and going!

 

 

It's minimal, therefore somewhat repetitive, but really interesting to listen to.

 

 

Not that long, but oh, so powerful, love the explosion at 3:30.

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Ari Gold

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headmetalbanger

 

Devil Doll is pure art.

 

 

 

 

 

* Original is around 1 Hour but some minutes are silence and a small part in the last minutes are cut here, basically this is the song.

 

 

Edited by headmetalbanger

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Mister Pink

Lots of my favourites mentioned already and some notable mentions like Arlo Guthrie (nice, Trip) lots of Pink Floyd of course, Rappers Delight by Sugarhill Gang and Autobahn by Kraftwerk. Going to see Kraftwerk again next month! biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roundabout - YES

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When The Music's Over - The Doors

EDIT: Just noticed someone above posted the same videos. Ah well.

 

 

 

 

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Ed 
Lots of my favourites mentioned already and some notable mentions like Arlo Guthrie (nice, Trip) lots of Pink Floyd of course, Rappers Delight by Sugarhill Gang and Autobahn by Kraftwerk. Going to see Kraftwerk again next month! biggrin.gif

 

 

Damn, how I envy you!

Also, I think Boing Boom Tschak/Techno Pop/Musique Non Stop is better. tounge.gif

 

(can't find the three together in one video, here's the whole album (which is great, too))

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Crokey

A nice eclectic mix here, all awesome in their own way

 

Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

 

 

 

Goldie - Mother

 

 

 

Oasis - All Around The World

 

 

 

Requiem - Geinoh Yamashirogumi (Akira Soundtrack)

 

 

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trip

 

The Grateful Dead have been known to have some great jams. This is a live 21min masterpiece.

*I 'm not allowed to talk about the Grateful Dead*

 

But...How about the Europe '72 version of China->Rider

 

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