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Loooong rock songs that still thrill you.


These were mainstays on the album oriented radio stations and closed out the concerts for the artists. Two of my favorite are:

"Green Grass and High Tides Forever" - damn, that is one great guitar solo! I especially like it towards the end where a series of quick chords ramps it up to the final solo, "Womp, womp, womp womp" and when it winds down at the end.

"Child in Time" - "Ahhhhh ahhhhh ah, ahhhhhh ahhhh ah..." What a voice! Heard it today at lunch and damn near broke into tears at remembrance of old times.

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All live versions.

Spoonful - Cream

Mountain Jam and Whipping Post - Allman Bros

Freebird - Lynard Skynard

Edit: This 17:10 rendition of Sunshine of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82rh9J8-GHE ends with the best lines ever!

"That was a short one" - Ginger Baker
"We like to get warmed up" - Eric Clapton

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Echoes.

Tales of Topographic Oceans.

Gates of Delirium, too.
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Rare Earth - "Get Ready". 21 minutes. There's something about it that just transports me.

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Do You Feel Like We Do? Peter Frampton

Supper's Ready (live version) Genesis

Cinema Show (live Version) Genesis
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"Child in Time" - "Ahhhhh ahhhhh ah, ahhhhhh ahhhh ah..." What a voice! Heard it today at lunch and damn near broke into tears at remembrance of old times.
The studio version is epic, but I heard the live version from Made In Japan the other day for the first time in years and was totally blown away. It's even more intensive, and to pull that off on stage was magical. Ian Gillan sure is one of the best rock singers ever.
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Supper's Ready (live version) Genesis
Supper's Ready is still my favorite LP side long epic (I prefer the studio version on Foxtrot, though the live one on Seconds Out is also very good). So much ideas and motives perfectly arranged into 23 minutes of breathtakingly exciting music.
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"November Rain" by Guns N Roses. It was so epic when it first came out, still is.
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It’s about nine-and-a-half minutes, so there’s plenty longer, but I’m still not sick of “Porcelina of the Vast Oceans” by the Smashing Pumpkins.
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ISIS, "In Fiction".

TOOL, "Culling Voices" (It's from their newest album, so it's no something I "still" like but it's 10 minutes and it's a great track).
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"Child in Time" is incredible, as is Ian Gillan.

So many great songs. . .I guess I'll skip, "I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home and about Half of Grand Funk Railroad's catalog. Likewise, the infamous In A Gadda Da Vida.

Little River Band - Long Time Coming
If you don't like the intro, skip ahead a bit. I appreciate the lengthy guitar solo, about 5 minutes in, in particular.


Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Either the Eddie Hazel studio version, or one of Michael Hampton's live performances. I'm actually getting down the rabbit hole a bit with this post, finding versions I was unaware of, like this Eddie Hazel/Michael Hampton concert footage. This is a good day.


Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood / Esmeralda Suite
First heard this in Tarantino's, "Kill Bill." A little different from my usual fare.


Kitaro - Kokoro
Maybe I don't have a, "usual fare." The blonde-ish guitarist with the Gilmour-esque style, is Angus Clark, who is even more talented than this shows.

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Ten Years After, "Goin' Home" from Woodstock.
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So much from the Allman Brothers: "Whipping Post," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," "You Don't Love Me" from Live at Fillmore East

Pink Floyd, "Echoes," "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," "Atom Heart Mother."

The Who Live at Leeds, "My Generation."

"Kings and Queens" by the original, Keith Relf Renaissance

"Little House I Used to Live In" from Zappa and the Mothers's Burnt Weenie Sandwich

Thick as a Brick, of course.

"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" by Hot Tuna.

"The Soft Parade" by the Doors
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:42 PM
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I forgot the mention the entire Soft Machine Third album.
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Clocking in at around 9 minutes and 15 seconds, I'll add I Don't Need No Doctor from Humble Pie's live album.
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"November Rain" by Guns N Roses. It was so epic when it first came out, still is.
This. "Estranged" and "Locomotive" are also good. "Coma" is a good listen once in a while.
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One of my old prog rock faves, Metamorphosis by Curved Air is 10:40.
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This. "Estranged" and "Locomotive" are also good. "Coma" is a good listen once in a while.
These too.
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Several years ago, I stumbled onto this while noodling around on You Tube one night, and realized that it was a "Deep Track" that our local album rock station sometimes played late at night and I never found out until then who it was by or what it was called. I've spent the time since making up for the 40 years I didn't get to hear it regularly.

That song is "Fountains" by Starcastle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2tORbYuWtM
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Another "Deep Track" is this one from the first Styx album. It's 13 minutes long and every second is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NBZTkPxWek
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Maybe it counts as two songs, but Sirius/Eye in the Sky by the Alan Parsons Project.

Paradise By the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf with Ellen Foley.

I Need a Lover by John Mellencamp, aka John Cougar.
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Alan Parsons, Fall of the House of Usher
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“A Quick One (While He’s Away) by The Who. Bohemian Rhapsody a full decade before Bohemian Rhapsody.
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CCR, I Heard it Through the Grapevine.

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In The Cage - Genesis (live)

It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with The Dandy Warhols Sixteen Minutes - Dandy Warhols. (This version adds the intro and finale to make it longer than 16 minutes)
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Iron maiden: Phantom of the Opera and Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.

Anything by tool that you might consider "loooong"

Metallica: Master of Puppets and And Justice For All

Does industrial count? If so, Ministry: So What and Victims of a Clown

Does Hip Hop count? If so, Beastie Boys: B Boy Bouillabaisse.
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"Won't Get Fooled Again" by the who is yet another great classic as long as it's the WHOLE song and not a scissored-for-time version, as is Boston's "Foreplay/Long Time."
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Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Iron Maiden
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Echoes.

The recent cover by Rodrigo y Gabriela is pretty good.
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I was actually surprised no one had suggested it already--I searched the thread for "rime" and found nothing. Only saw your post after the edit timer expired...
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Im constantly surprised at how few people appreciate Iron Maiden. Especially for being a world wide powerhouse for decades.
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The album version of Who Are You?, not the radio edit.
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Pink Floyd: Dogs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiaF4kuxJco

For me at least, their 1977 album Animals, and this song in particular, was the apex of their career.
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The studio version is epic, but I heard the live version from Made In Japan the other day for the first time in years and was totally blown away. It's even more intensive, and to pull that off on stage was magical. Ian Gillan sure is one of the best rock singers ever.
Indeed. he drags such emotions out of you by basically just screaming... I wonder if he could talk after stressing those vocal chords so much!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wAPTsjhrjM


I searched for some info about his range and found this page. Seldom have I read such praise from so many people about a singer!

https://www.thehighwaystar.com/thsbl...s-vocal-range/

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You can spend the best part of half an hour listening to Neil Young and only listen to 3 songs

Cowgirl in the Sand

Cortez the Killer

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what counts as long? If we consider the three minute mark as the "classic" length then perhaps over six minutes?

with that I give you "when the levee breaks" by Led Zeppelin, worth it for Page and Plant losing their shit from 2:30

Also, "Quadrophenia" by The Who, everything Townsend was about in one six minute piece of genius. It absolutely is operatic..........without the opera.

And a few from Prince, "International Lover" (can't link) is insane but worth it for the sheer audacity of Prince as a sexy pilot and as much sub-Benny Hill innuendo as you can handle. No-one else could carry this off with a straight face.

"Automatic" Effortless funk? check. Catchy hook? check. Gratuitous smut? check.......welcome to Prince.

And of course "Purple Rain". Overblown nonsense that is undeniable genius and the greatest live track that you never knew was a live track. I suspect most musicians would trade a major organ just to have the musical quality of Prince's sound-checks.
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Rush, “Xanadu”
Jethro Tull, “Thick as a Brick”
Rolling Stones, “Midnight Rambler” (Ya Yas version)
Zappa and the Mothers, “Inca Roads”
Grateful Dead, “China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider,” “Playin’ in the Band,” and others (e.g., Europe ‘72 versions)
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Had to look up the OP’s selections. The first is by the Outlaws, the second by Deep Purple.
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One of my fav oldies groups is "The Doors" because Jim Morrison's voice was so God-awful sexy. Anyway, they had a song called, "Light My Fire". There was a short version, which was probably for the limited attention span of teen radio stations, but there was also a long version that had great music between the opening and ending lyrics.
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how about a bit of anthemic, pounding Krautrock? Weighing in at a teutonic ten minutes,

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Genesis - "The Musical Box"

Rush - "La Villa Strangiato"

Zappa - "Watermelon in Easter Hay"

Stones - "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" (don't know if it's really that long, but seems like it)

Wishbone Ash - "Phoenix"
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Close to the Edge, Awaken, Gates of Delirium.... you can guess the rest.

However, side one of 2112 is generally regarded as a single song, so that might just win it for me.
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