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Old 11-02-2008, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Epic Songs.

Songs that are ten minutes or longer. Love? Hate? Why take this long when three minutes will do? Or is it a more organic experience when a track does'nt need to rush itself? What are your favourites? Here is a couple of mine:

Underworld- Juanita/Kiteless:

( I actually prefer the 16 minute Banstyle/Sappy's Curry track bu found no link)

Marillion-Grendel (part one):

Grendel (part two):
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Faith No More - Epic (I'm pretty sure the title is tongue-in-cheek)


Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Fall - And This Day



The Doors - The End



Nick Cave - O'Malley's Bar




...are the only ones I can recall at the moment.

I definitely enjoy, as some songs of course simply need to be as long as they are (the above and the title track off Station To Station being prime examples)
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Some obvious ones

Echoes- Pink Floyd
Sister Ray- Velvet Underground


My favs
Hong Kong- Gorillaz



Clocks- Coldplay
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'Epic' by FNM doesnt count. Needs to get over the ten minute mark or damn close.
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"Why take this long when three minutes will do?"

I thought you were suggesting that it didn't need to be that long... Songs can certainly be epic without being enormous opuses.
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The only 10+ minute song I can think of at the moment.
"Suicide" - Spacemen 3

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"Why take this long when three minutes will do?"

I thought you were suggesting that it didn't need to be that long... Songs can certainly be epic without being enormous opuses.
I was trying to provide a possible counter argument within my statement...and failed. I will say that 'Epic' has not stood the test of time well at all.
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I was trying to provide a possible counter argument within my statement...and failed. I will say that 'Epic' has not stood the test of time well at all.


Unfortunately, I have to agree. Mike Patton's delivery in that song simply makes him sound like a bad version of Anthony Kiedis. Sucks, because the rest of the song (and album) is great. To be honest, funk metal hasn't stood the test of time well at all.
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Unfortunately, I have to agree. Mike Patton's delivery in that song simply makes him sound like a bad version of Anthony Kiedis. Sucks, because the rest of the song (and album) is great. To be honest, funk metal hasn't stood the test of time well at all.
I saw FNM twice on the real thing tour and they were simply awesome but 'Epic' sounds forced somehow. The album as a whole is still great. Living Color still sound pretty good and Fishbones' 'Truth and Soul' album has dated well too.
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