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    Songs with Huge Verses

    Borgo's thread got me thinking of the more obscure question of which songs have memorable power verses, such that the chorus actually comes as a let down. Here are a few that come to mind.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFqXFE8OSG4[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAYeN3Rp2E[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzrUqAtUcpU[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsDpznl8eIs&p=876DC5807C4C8B99[/url]

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    Great idea, AFC. BTW, "Stone in Love" is one of my favorite tunes to jam on guitar.

    Two jump immediately to mind:

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKxZY0DIxIk[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylww2dOW7fg[/url]

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    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAbzlj3nf4E[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KRpRMSu4g[/url]

    This classic tune also has a great chorus, but the verses--with Blackmore's eternally cool riff--really drive the piece.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M&feature=related[/url]

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    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK_ZCNucxmI[/url]

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    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByCXe3rrSY8[/url]

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    Verses so big...

    ...that it needed two YouTube videos to hold it!

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4C2TDUPejc[/url]
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfcLwepxNk&feature=related[/url]

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    Graham Bonnet sounds like he's auditioning for AC/DC in the verses (which start around 1:04), but the very pop-py chorus is out of place and a huge let-down for me.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNUgWBs7AU[/url]

    One of my man Tony Thompson's lesser-known acts, but an extremely talented band nonetheless. Hard-driving verses in this tune, but a boring chorus.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fqDZcmsGVw[/url]
    Last edited by AFCEastFan; 08-15-2010 at 05:24 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3682010]Great idea, AFC. BTW, "Stone in Love" is one of my favorite tunes to jam on guitar.

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    Awesome that you play Stone in Love on the guitar. Great tune and probably my second favorite Journey song behind Feeling That Way.

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    [QUOTE=AFCEastFan;3683585]Awesome that you play Stone in Love on the guitar. Great tune and probably my second favorite Journey song behind Feeling That Way.[/QUOTE]

    Not saying I can play Neal's solo. The rhythm isn't too difficult.

    [I]Infinity[/I] is a quintessential record from that era. What f**king talent in that band. Although I like Jonathan Cain, I hated when Greg Rolie left. I LOVE "Feelin' That Way", but it must be played in tandem with the brilliant, "Lights".

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4QkTvK2OEw[/url]

    Also, "Wheel in the Sky" could have a place in both this and the Chorus threads.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGbVoDVWZsc[/url]

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    [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj5Tys5KVgw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj5Tys5KVgw[/URL]

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3682019
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KRpRMSu4g[/url]

    This classic tune also has a great chorus, but the verses--with Blackmore's eternally cool riff--really drive the piece.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M&feature=related[/url][/QUOTE]

    I love baba o'riley

    Ever catch the Blue Man version? Freakin awesome live, so much going on everywhere.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN-MUx6dg6w[/url]

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3683703]Not saying I can play Neal's solo. The rhythm isn't too difficult.

    [I]Infinity[/I] is a quintessential record from that era. What f**king talent in that band. Although I like Jonathan Cain, I hated when Greg Rolie left. I LOVE "Feelin' That Way", but it must be played in tandem with the brilliant, "Lights".

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4QkTvK2OEw[/url]

    Also, "Wheel in the Sky" could have a place in both this and the Chorus threads.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGbVoDVWZsc[/url][/QUOTE]


    [I]Infinity[/I] is a great album. I prefer it to [I]Evolution[/I], even though [I]Evolution[/I] had my favorite Journey line-up, with Rolie still there and Steve Smith making his first appearance as a huge (IMO) upgrade over Aynsley Dunbar. I really love the tracks where Rolie and Perry sing together. Rolie's 70's-smooth, even-keeled, sound is the perfect complement to Perry's high-ranging falsetto.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0i93SyomCI[/url]
    Last edited by AFCEastFan; 08-16-2010 at 11:43 AM.

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    [QUOTE=AFCEastFan;3684217][I]Infinity[/I] is a great album. I prefer it to [I]Evolution[/I], even though [I]Evolution[/I] had my favorite Journey line-up, with Rolie still there and [B]Steve Smith making his first appearance as a huge (IMO) upgrade over Aynsley Dunbar.[/B] I really love the tracks where Rolie and Perry sing together. Rolie's 70's-smooth, even-keeled, sound is the perfect complement to Perry's high-ranging falsetto.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0i93SyomCI[/url][/QUOTE]

    Absolutely. Although Smith upgrades almost any band he'd join. You really are part of the drumming [I]cognoscenti[/I]. :D

    I was just listening to some Ten Years After and thought this one had a big, bluesy verse riff.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyPy8dHwxVc[/url]

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    Rush - Spindrift

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4FrrorwqYM[/url]

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;3682159]...that it needed two YouTube videos to hold it!

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4C2TDUPejc[/url]
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfcLwepxNk&feature=related[/url][/QUOTE]

    Oh yeah!! This is the pinnacle right here, I've forgotten how awesome this was. Ambitious project but they pulled it off big time. Up the Irons!! \m/ :yes:

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    [QUOTE=AFCEastFan;3683584]Graham Bonnet sounds like he's auditioning for AC/DC in the verses (which start around 1:04), but the very pop-py chorus is out of place and a huge let-down for me.

    [URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNUgWBs7AU[/URL]

    You ever hear Gary Barden sing this? Freaking horrid. Bonnet is a world class singer and Barden is a hack. Dont understand why MS has kept him around. Whats even worse is that you can still hear Bonnet's voice filling in the chorus

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihoytVo627g[/url]
    Last edited by Stronso; 08-17-2010 at 11:41 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Stronso;3687686][QUOTE=AFCEastFan;3683584]

    You ever hear Gary Barden sing this? Freaking horrid. Bonnet is a world class singer and Barden is a hack. Dont understand why MS has kept him around. Whats even worse is that you can still hear Bonnet's voice filling in the chorus

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihoytVo627g[/url][/QUOTE]

    Bonnet's ego was too big. A lot of these guitar-god types, Schenker included, have egos that won't permit them share the stage with a singer of equal talent. Barden is obviously a lesser light and that's just the way the german likes it.

    Nevertheless, IMO Barden's Built to Destroy is the best MSG album (close call w/ Bonnet's Assault Attack).

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    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzvL4O3uomg[/url]

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    [QUOTE=FijiJet;3685835]Oh yeah!! This is the pinnacle right here, I've forgotten how awesome this was. Ambitious project but they pulled it off big time. Up the Irons!! \m/ :yes:[/QUOTE]

    I caught them live for this tour, pretty epic to see at Radio City, not gonna lie.:D

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    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQBttKoetqo[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UelJmnbsvoE&feature=related[/url]

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