[Thanks to Jethro Tull for the post title]
Just a few of my favourite really long songs.
Thick As A Brick – Jethro Tull
Supper’s Ready – Genesis
Karn Evil 9 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Close To The Edge – Yes
Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield
Phallus Dei – Amon Düül II
Autobahn – Kraftwerk
Ma – Rare Earth
Get Ready – Rare Earth
Just A Poke (album) – Sweet Smoke: Baby Night & Silly Sally
Includes an excerpt from The Soft Parade by The Doors and a wonderfully phased drum solo.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, parts 1-9 – Pink Floyd
On the ‘Wish You Were Here’ album, this song is split into two sections, separated by the other 3 songs on the album. Here it can be heard as one long piece.
Anonymus Two – Focus
Tarkus – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Echoes – Pink Floyd
Salisbury – Uriah Heep
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly
Ordinary length songs are often stretched incredibly during live performances, here’s one of them:
Dazed And Confused (live 1973) – Led Zeppelin
And here’s another:
Space Truckin’ – live 1974 – Deep Purple
And just for laughs:
Metal Machine Music – Lou Reed
This double album, consisting of 4 sides of equal length, is like one of those really bad movies that you keep watching hoping it will get better.
Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.