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Username Post: Rock List: The Fifty Best Songs Over Seven Minutes Long        (Topic#146765)
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Wyld Card
Swordfish
05-30-09 04:34 AM - Post#553281    



About 1 & ½ year ago, Rolling Stone came up with a non-ranked list of the 50 best songs that are over the 7 minute mark, based on fans and editors votes.

Are there any songs that were omitted, that met the required time limit, that you feel should've made the cut?

  • Rolling Stone Magazine Said:
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” - The Allman Brothers Band
"Bela Lugosi's Dead” - Bauhaus
"B-Boy Bouillabaisse" - The Beastie Boys
"Hey Jude" - The Beatles
"War Pigs/Luke's Wall" - Black Sabbath
"Tender" - Blur
"Bel Air" - Can
"Pictures of You” - The Cure
"Station to Station” - David Bowie
"Layla” - Derek & the Dominoes
"The End" - The Doors
"Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" - Bob Dylan
"Maggot Brain" - Funkadelic
"The Message" - Grandmaster Flash
"Jesus of Suburbia" - Green Day
"Estranged" - Guns N' Roses
"Isn't It a Pity?" - George Harrison
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - Iron Butterfly
"Three Days" - Jane's Addiction
"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" - Billy Joel
"Funeral for a Friend" - Elton John
"In the Court of the Crimson King" - King Crimson
"All My Friends" - LCD Soundsystem
"When the Levee Breaks" - Led Zeppelin
"Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Autobahn" - Kraftwerk
"One" - Metallica
"Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" - Mother Love Bone
"Oh, Comely" - Neutral Milk Hotel
"Blue Monday" - New Order
"We're In This Together" - Nine Inch Nails
"Champagne Supernova" - Oasis
"Sheep" - Pink Floyd
"Purple Rain" - Prince
"Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" - The Rolling Stones
"Svefn-g-englar" - Sigur Ros
"The Sprawl" - Sonic Youth
"Jungleland" - Bruce Springsteen
"I Am the Resurrection" - Stone Roses
"Frankie Teardrop" - Suicide
"Marquee Moon" - Television
"What Goes Around Comes Around" - Justin Timberlake
"Heroin" - Velvet Underground
"Only in Dreams" - Weezer
"Ball & Biscuit" - The White Stripes
"Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who
"Spiders (Kidsmoke)" - Wilco
"Starship Trooper" - Yes
"Cortez the Killer" - Neil Young
"Willie the Pimp" - Frank Zappa




 
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pinkstones
Floydian Starfish
05-30-09 04:50 AM - Post#553294    


    In response to Wyld Card

Hmmm, there's a few I would have put on that list.


Replace Sheep with Dogs....Dogs is about 10x better.

Replace When The Levee Breaks with Tea For One. Tea For One is a slow burning blues song and has this amazing vibe.
New York, New York, it's a hell of a town
You know the Bronx is up, and I'm Brooklyn down


"We are made of starstuff." - Carl Sagan


 
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Wyld Card
Swordfish
05-30-09 05:08 AM - Post#553302    


    In response to pinkstones

I would have put November Rain on instead of Estranged by GnR, but Estranged is worthy of a placement.

Fade to Black by Metallica misses the list by 4 seconds, but One is still a good choice for that band.

Riders on the Storm is the Doors best long song, IMO. Much better than the End, which was dismissed as one of the worst ever in history on another list.

I'm surprised that Stairway to Heaven didn't make the cut, but I guess this list is limited to just one song per artist.

I agree with the previous comment about Sheep over Dogs by Floyd.


 
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cyberjudge
sea otter
05-30-09 05:20 AM - Post#553309    


    In response to Wyld Card

OK. How about American Pie by Don McLean? At 8:22, the longest song to hit #1 on the US chart, and one of the most classic songs of all time. And if there is a question whether it is considered "rock", it certainly is more of a rock song than Prince's "Purple Rain" or Justin's "What Goes Around Comes Around".
No more hurting people. Peace.


 
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Wyld Card
Swordfish
05-30-09 07:35 AM - Post#553359    


    In response to cyberjudge

I didn't even notice that CJ, I can't believe they would leave that one off.


 
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pinkstones
Floydian Starfish
05-30-09 07:54 AM - Post#553363    


    In response to cyberjudge

  • cyberjudge Said:
And if there is a question whether it is considered "rock", it certainly is more of a rock song than Prince's "Purple Rain" or Justin's "What Goes Around Comes Around".





I think "Rock List" is just the name of the feature and not what genre the songs had to be in because Purple Rain and What Goes Around Comes Around (and I love that song) aren't rock songs.....it seems that there are quite a few songs on there I wouldn't call rock.
New York, New York, it's a hell of a town
You know the Bronx is up, and I'm Brooklyn down


"We are made of starstuff." - Carl Sagan


 
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Farin
Land Shark
05-30-09 08:42 AM - Post#553369    


    In response to pinkstones

Kudos for including Autobahn New Order, Blur and Oasis too


something by Tool could (should?) have been mentioned... Lateralus maybe?


 
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chutzpah
dolphin
05-30-09 09:06 AM - Post#553387    


    In response to Farin

"Time" -the Walker brothers

"Light my fire"- The Doors (long version)

Anything from "Animals"-Pink Floyd (except "Birds on a wing")

And I think "Bridge over troubled waters" might have been over 7 minutes...

to "maggot brain" that's a great pick
"the faster we go the rounder we get"


 
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Farin
Land Shark
05-30-09 09:15 AM - Post#553390    


    In response to chutzpah

  • chutzpah Said:
And I think "Bridge over troubled waters" might have been over 7 minutes...



I only have a version that's not even 5 minutes


 
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chutzpah
dolphin
05-30-09 09:43 AM - Post#553396    


    In response to Farin

some songs were editted... So I might have been wrong about that one...

"the faster we go the rounder we get"


 
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Viaene
octopus
05-30-09 12:09 PM - Post#553430    


    In response to chutzpah

Echoes isn't on that list...
Nor is Cowgirl in the Sand
You feel alright when you hear that music ring.
~ M. Knopfler


 
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c_s_1987
Powderfisher
05-30-09 03:17 PM - Post#553449    


    In response to Viaene

I notice there is only one song per artist, which I think is a fair way to do it.

Naturally, being a prog-rocker, I do not like this list. The lack of Jethro Tull (I just so happen to be listening to the eight and a half minute Pibroch right now - amazing song), Genesis and ELP is inexcusable.

At least they included King Crimson.

I would have included, from the above and other bands:

Minstrel In The Gallery - Jethro Tull (or My God, Thick As A Brick, A Passion Play, Baker Street Muse, Pibroch (Cap In Hand), Dark Ages... the list goes on and on)
Firth Of Fifth - Genesis
Karn Evil 9 - ELP
Man-Erg - Van Der Graaf Generator
Nine Feet Underground - Caravan
Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
The Dead Flag Blues - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Child In Time - Deep Purple
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys - Traffic (I know lots of people here will agree with me on this one)
"I am the whole zoo." - Carlos Santana




Edited by c_s_1987 on 05-30-09 03:31 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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pinkstones
Floydian Starfish
05-30-09 05:35 PM - Post#553493    


    In response to Viaene

  • Viaene Said:
Echoes isn't on that list...





And it damn well should be! David Gilmour did a kickass version of it on his On An Island tour that was filmed for the Remember That Night DVD. Amazing.
New York, New York, it's a hell of a town
You know the Bronx is up, and I'm Brooklyn down


"We are made of starstuff." - Carl Sagan


 
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Foolonthehill
Rock Bottom Feeder
05-30-09 11:53 PM - Post#553571    


    In response to c_s_1987

  • c_s_1987 Said:
I notice there is only one song per artist, which I think is a fair way to do it.

Naturally, being a prog-rocker, I do not like this list. The lack of Jethro Tull (I just so happen to be listening to the eight and a half minute Pibroch right now - amazing song), Genesis and ELP is inexcusable.

At least they included King Crimson.

I would have included, from the above and other bands:

Minstrel In The Gallery - Jethro Tull (or My God, Thick As A Brick, A Passion Play, Baker Street Muse, Pibroch (Cap In Hand), Dark Ages... the list goes on and on)
Firth Of Fifth - Genesis
Karn Evil 9 - ELP
Man-Erg - Van Der Graaf Generator
Nine Feet Underground - Caravan
Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
The Dead Flag Blues - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Child In Time - Deep Purple
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys - Traffic (I know lots of people here will agree with me on this one)



I was gonna respond with something like this, but now I don't need to.

I like to see Willie the Pimp there though


 
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bazooka
sea otter
05-31-09 10:06 AM - Post#553664    


    In response to Wyld Card


Living For The City -- Stevie Wonder
full-length version 7:21

and if they let The Stones have another, but
You Can't Always Get What You Want
7:30
 
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edna
Rolling Stone Fish
05-31-09 10:13 AM - Post#553665    


    In response to Viaene

  • cyberjudge Said:
How about American Pie by Don McLean?


  • Viaene Said:
Echoes isn't on that list...
Nor is Cowgirl in the Sand



"Theme for an Imaginary Western"?


"Cygnet Comittee" - Bowie
Always took candy from strangers

Originally registered September, 2004.


 
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TheLizard
Wahoo
05-31-09 06:00 PM - Post#553729    


    In response to edna

Achilles Last Stand > When The Levee Breaks
Let all the children boogie


 
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pinkstones
Floydian Starfish
05-31-09 08:18 PM - Post#553744    


    In response to TheLizard

  • TheLizard Said:
Achilles Last Stand > When The Levee Breaks




I have to disagree with that. Levee is in the Top 3 songs they ever did. I mean, how many albums can you say the closer is the best song on there?
New York, New York, it's a hell of a town
You know the Bronx is up, and I'm Brooklyn down


"We are made of starstuff." - Carl Sagan


 
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Lea
Kurious Koi
05-31-09 08:37 PM - Post#553749    


    In response to pinkstones

One of my personal favorites as far as long songs go is "Take A Pebble" by ELP. I guess you would have to be a major fan ( like me ) to really enjoy all the intricacies tho.

I personally think that song really brings out the true talent of each of the band members.

Keith Emerson is still considered one of the best keyboardist in the world, Carl Palmer is a world class drummer to this day and Greg Lake in his prime could hold his own as a very good vocalist. His Bass and guitar playing could never be compared to any of the greats out there, but his lyrics and vocals were out standing. True he did write a lot of the lyrics with Fripp (King Crimson) but I'd say he is still top rate
Even heroes,need a hero sometimes...


 
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Farin
Land Shark
05-31-09 08:50 PM - Post#553750    


    In response to Lea

Rose Rouge is missing


 
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