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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:19 pm 
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I'm not sure if it's already been suggested, but what about the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want"? It's a fairly simple tune, though it's quite lengthy and features a pretty epic-sounding choir. Plus, it builds to an emotional climax.


Yeah, it sounds like an epic, to me.


Great suggestion, it is able to enter the list! At least we got some TRS-tracks here now, too! :wink:

I'll sort out the orders later, there are many new suggestions which need to get their true spots on the list!


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:16 am 
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Some suggestions:

Still Loving You - Scorpions
I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
Mother, Father - Journey
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses
Heroin - The Velvet Underground & Nico
What'd I Say - Ray Charles
Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple Of The Dog
'Heroes' - David Bowie
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Bitter Sweet Symphony- The Verve
When Doves Cry - Prince
Will You Be There - Michael Jackson
Holy Diver - Dio
City Of Blinding Lights - U2
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
We Are The World - USA For Africa


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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Black Hole Sun is a great suggestion and can add Jesus Christ Pose!
Others would maybe like
Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonnaise
STP - Plush


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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"Television Man" - Talking Heads
"Marquee Moon" - Television


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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I decided to post here only to point out a surprising left-out of Allman Brother Band's Whipping Post, also judging by the criteria, Mountain Jam should also be up there - in some criteria it's certainly unmatched.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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Ok, sorry for being away from making the list for a while. I'm back making the list!

New additions:
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Alice in Chains - Love, Hate, Love
Billy Joel - Captain Jack
Black Sabbath - Into the Void
Blue Öyster Cult - Don't Fear (The Reaper)
Genesis - The Musical Box
Genesis - Watcher of the Skies
Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery
Nine Inch Nails - We're in This Together
Oasis - D'You Know What I Mean?
Scorpions - Still Loving You
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
Soundgarden - Like Suicide
Stone Temple Pilots - Where the River Goes
Talking Heads - Television Man
The Cure - Homesick
Tears for Fears - Badman's Song
Television - Marquee Moon
Temple of the Dog - Reach Down
The Allman Brothers Band - Dreams
The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post
The Doors - The Soft Parade
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy with the Devil
The Velvet Underground - Heroin
The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Yes - Heart of the Sunrise


"Mountain Jam" wasn't added because it is purely live-track.

I will sort out their orders later!


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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Shouldn't a few X-Japan songs be on here? Tracks like "Tears", "Endless Rain" and "Say Anything" were absolutely huge in Asia and are pretty well known in the west these days as well.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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What is their best known epic track? The hugest and most acclaimed piece of work? I will surely add that one, they were one of the biggest rock bands in Japan.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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Their most famous song is probably "Endless Rain" or "Tears". Their most ambitious and most acclaimed piece of work is the 30 minute epic "Art of Life". It was the only song on the album, which was a huge hit.


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I'll check them out and probably add them into the list later! :cool:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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To save you the time :razz: :

Endless Rain - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXhQ3t-qsoM

Tears - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTNybXzqb-g

Say Anything - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVw513pyWBY

Art of Life part's 1, 2 and 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u69b2Q0j ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7w67j3r ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=459pXQHV ... re=related


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:44 am 
As a huge Metallica fan I have to say that Orion should be on the list. It has epic bass guitar playing, an epic intro and just all around a great song all the way through the 8 minutes. That bass intro is just legendary in the metal world and has a couple bass solos along with a couple guitar solos. I would recommend it. The Call of Ktulu is another epic Metallica instrumental song but then again Metallica has a lot of epics. I don't think For Whom the Bell Tolls meets the requirements but the bass riff intro is just awesomely epic! Love that song.

I completely agree with Master of Puppets being on there and don't forget about Creeping Death, another epic masterpiece in heavy metal. :cheers:

Oh and don't forget about Clenching the Fists of Dissent from the metal band Machine Head. It came out in 2006 and the song is 10 minutes long. It's an epic thrash masterpiece. Check it out if you haven't seen it. One of the best metal songs of the decade.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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I'll check those later, great suggestions. :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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Timitzii wrote:
I'll check those later, great suggestions. :cheers:


I have one question and this is why I think the Abbey Road Medleys should be higher in terms of innovation and uniqueness. Is the structure a medley or is it really an extended form of music with three large movements or sections of short unrelated songs? There is musical recurring theme on “You Never Give Me Your Money” and “Carry That Weight” other than that it's neither part of concept album nor it is a narrative album like an opera.

I know this has been discussed by many people in prog and there is even a book about its unique structure The Beatles' Abbey Road Medley: Extended Forms in Popular Music Thomas MacFarlane..

In pop music, if you do a medley, you were doing two or more songs together, but only doing a portion of each song, rather than giving each a full rendition.

Thus, very successful artists do a "hits medley" in live performance as a way of getting a whole bunch of songs out of the way without having to sing each individually from beginning to end.

If this definition is valid, then applying "medley" to the suite on side two of Abbey Road would be inaccurate.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Epics
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So, what you are trying to say is that "Abbey Road Medley" isn't able to enter the list because it is 'made' of several different pieces?


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