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Old 10-23-06, 11:00 AM
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Great songs at least nine minutes long?

Nine minutes is a bit arbitrary, but what they hey.

What are some great songs that are nine minutes long? (Live versions don't count, medleys are sort of cheating.)

My votes would go to, in approximate descending order of length:

Kraftwerk, "Autobahn"
Tortoise, "Djed"
Miles Davis, "Pharaoh's Dance"
The Doors, "The End"
Yo La Tengo, "Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind"
Television, "Marquee Moon"
Dave Matthews Band, "Bartender"
Sigur Rós, "Svefn-G-Englar"
Alexander 'Skip' Spence, "Grey/Afro"
Islands, "Swans (Life After Death)"
The Fiery Furnaces, "Blueberry Boat"

I'm sure there's other's I'm missing.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:07 AM
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Old 10-23-06, 11:19 AM
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Old 10-23-06, 11:24 AM
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There's a bunch. Just a few without thinking too hard about it:

Pink Floyd, "Echoes" (23:31), "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" (13:34), "Dogs" (17:04), "Pigs" (11:22), "Sheep" (10:24)
Bruce Springsteen, "New York City Serenade" (9:55), "Jungleland" (9:35)
Yes, "Starship Trooper" (9:28), "Heart of the Sunrise" (11:28), "Close to the Edge" (11:24), "And You and I" (11:08)
Neil Young, "Cowgirl in the Sand" (10:01)
Elton John, "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" (11:08) (maybe disqualified if you consider it 2 songs)
Jethro Tull, "Thick as a Brick" (43:50)
Rush, "2112" (20:34) (again, maybe out if you consider it more than 1 song)

Those are just skimming the surface of classic rock that I like, without getting into more obscure tracks or anything post 1980. There are lots of great "long songs".
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A few in my current playlist at the office:

Meat Loaf: "Bat Out of Hell"
Dream Theater: "Metropolis, Part I", "Learning to Live", "A Change of Seasons", "Lines in the Sand", "Trial of Tears", "Finally Free" ...

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In order of their greatness:

The Wildhearts: "Sky Babies"
Venom: "At War With Satan"
Metallica: "Disposable Heroes"
Mercyful Fate: "Satan's Fall"
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Old 10-23-06, 12:52 PM
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damn, longest Beatles song is 8:13
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Old 10-23-06, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
damn, longest Beatles song is 8:13
8:12 of that is "NUMBER NINE NUMBER NINE NUMBER NINE NUMBER NINE" so I think it qualifies.
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
A few in my current playlist at the office:

Meat Loaf: "Bat Out of Hell"
Dream Theater: "Metropolis, Part I", "Learning to Live", "A Change of Seasons", "Lines in the Sand", "Trial of Tears", "Finally Free" ...

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We are on the same page, I was going to post the exact same artists. I'll add

Meat Loaf: " I'll do anything for love(but I won't do that)"

Dream Theater: "the Glass Prison", "Sacrificed Sons", "Octavarium", "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence"

Don Mclean - "American Pie" (8:30)
Tool - Parabola
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
The Camera Eye - Rush
Kidsmoke - Wilco
Domino - Genesis
You're kidding about that Wilco song right? It's like a two minute song with 10 minutes of background noise tacked on.

And if you want a great long Genesis song, try Supper's Ready.
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Re: Wilco's "Spiders (Kidsmoke)"

Originally Posted by cungar
You're kidding about that Wilco song right? It's like a two minute song with 10 minutes of background noise tacked on.
I think you may be confusing this track with "Less Than You Think," from the same album. (Three minutes of song, and twelve minutes of background noise, by the way.)
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Old 10-23-06, 03:42 PM
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Alice Cooper- "Black JuJu"
Allman Bros. "Les Bres in A Minor"
Black Sabbath- "Megalomania"
ELP- "Karn Evil 9, Part 3"
King Crimson- "In The Court of the Crimson King"
Led Zeppelin- "In My Time of Dying", "Achilles Last Stand", "Carouselambra"
Traffic- "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"

Almost
Creedence- "Suzie Q" (8:39)
Ted Nugent- "Stranglehold" (8:22)
The Who- "Won't Get Fooled Again" (8:33)

I'm sure some of the Yes classics are 9 minutes or more. Starship Troopers, Close To The Edge, Yours Is No Disgrace, And You And I
Rush-Xanadu?. Allman Bros-Whipping Post?
Outlaws- Green Grass and High Tides?

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Couple from Deep Purple- "River Deep Mountain High"(10:00), "Child in Time"(10:20)

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Fleetwood Mac-"Oh Well"(8:56)
Led Zeppelin-"Kashmir"(8:28)
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