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Old 01-18-2019, 05:23 PM
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ZonexandScout ZonexandScout is offline
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Originally Posted by Just Asking Questions View Post
It's not that kind of song. Every verse is telling about an era of the 60s. Every verse is important. You can't really cut anything and not harm the narrative.

You don't have to like it, but it doesn't go on endlessly like Hey Jude or I'm Your Captain, or the whoo hoos in Sympathy for the Devil.

AM Radio edit of my post - just because it's long doesn't mean it's bad.

Have we not learned the lesson of Bohemian Rhapsody?
Oh, no. I LIKE "American Pie." I just couldn't imagine that nobody mentioned it.

And while I'm posting again, I'll say the same thing about a few live songs. I like Humble Pie's live version of "I Don't Need No Doctor," but it does go on. And Peter Frampton's (what a coincidence!) "Show Me the Way" has always seemed a bit lengthy. Again, I like them both.
Old 01-18-2019, 05:27 PM
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Oh, one of my only criticisms of my all-time favorite band, Rush, is that in the mid-1980s they went through a stretch where they seemed to forget how to end a song. Track after track on those '80s albums continues on for far too long after the final verse.


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