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When Guitar World asked new Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke which song in the band's back catalog was the toughest to learn, he answered with no hesitation, "Without a doubt, 'Coma. It's like this or minute song with no repeats.

On a pair of albums with no shortage of long, challenging songs, "Coma" stands out as perhaps the most challenging and Long songs list the longest. While the live version "Long songs list" peak at nearly 20 minutes in length, the studio version came in at just over 10, plenty of time for Axl, Slash and Co. As Gilby implied, "Coma" lacks any semblance of a definable chorus, all the more fitting for a song that sees the band taking listeners on a visceral journey through the mind of a coma patient.

The list of bands that could write a plus-minute song based on an 18th-century poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and make it rock is pretty short, and the only one ballsy enough to try it — and succeed — was Iron Maiden.

The band's longest and perhaps most-ambitious undertaking to date, Maiden's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" closes out Powerslave with a re-telling of Coleridge's epic tale of a maritime curse, which includes a pretty grim scene of a sailor stuck at sea with the corpses of his shipmates for a week after he allegedly brings a hex upon the ship for killing an albatross.

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The track put an exclamation point on the classic Maiden era, serving as a fitting bookend to an astounding trio of albums that also includes The Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind.

Listening to the pummeling, proto-Maiden gallop of "Achilles Last Stand," Long songs list never know the song was written during one of the darker points in Led Zeppelin history. Most of Presence was written and recorded while singer Robert Plant was in convalescent period after suffering serious injuries in a car crash in late summer of Despite all the trials and tribulations — which included Plant being wheelchair-bound for most of the rehearsals and recording sessions — the band miraculously recorded Presence in just 18 days.

Plant would later say that "Achilles Long songs list Stand" and "Candy Store Rock" were the album's saving grace, thanks to "the rhythm section, on that "Long songs list" was so inspired.

Indeed the track is a testament to the raw power of Zeppelin's dynamic rhythm duo, with John Paul Jones holding down the galloping rhythm while Bonzo pounded away in furious fashion. While the track and the album are often looked over by casual fans, Jimmy Page — who recorded the orchestral overdubs in a single session in Munich, Germany — would later call Presence the band's "most important album.

Among Tool's downright heaviest numbers, the song pushes and plods its way through a lengthy narrative, backed by Adam Jones' grinding, off-kilter guitar riffs and the always-potent rhythm section of bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer extraordinaire Danny Carey.

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While much of singer Maynard James Kennan's opening spiel might be lost on listeners, the track tells the tale of a high-school dropout encountering an extra-terrestrial that looked like "a blue-green Jackie Chan with Isabella Rossellini lips and breath that reeked of vanilla Chig Champa. The narrative ends with our hero realizing he's forgotten his pen and must return to Earth remembering nothing of the meaning Long songs list existence.

A fitting end considering Tool's strength as a band has always been the ability to write complex, thought-provoking rock music without ever losing their sense of humor.

We couldn't have gone wrong picking any of Pink Floyd's sprawling compositions — hell, Animals alone has three — but "Dogs" somehow manages to capture Long songs list vital energy, wordly cynicism and pent-up frustration that makes Floyd more than just another mellow prog band. Originally written in by Gilmour as "You Gotta Be Crazy," it took only a change of key, a slowing of tempo and the mighty pen of Roger Waters Long songs list transform the song into a its final form as arguably the centerpiece of Pink Floyd's underrated classic.

Gilmour turns in his lone vocal appearance on Animals during "Dogs," but his majestic, double-tracked guitar leads are the real star, adding a dreamlike quality that seems to further the metaphorical blur between businessmen and farm animals.

While you may be tempted to think the guitar sound of "Dogs" is all Gilmour's fabled Strat, he's actually playing a Fender Custom Telecaster on the track, which he pairs with a Yamaha Long songs list cabinet containing three rotating speakers for most of the song. With five movements and three lyricists, "Octavarium" remains a crowning achievement in the back catalog of a band who have made a career on always topping themselves.

After heading into far heavier waters than ever before on 's Train of ThoughtDream Theater set out to create "a classic Dream Theater album" on Octavariumwhich means essentially pulling out every trick in the book while still serving the songs. It's well-documented that the band wrote each of the album's eight songs in a different key.

Nowhere is this more evident than the album's title track, which serves as a microcosm for what the band was trying to accomplish on the album.

Beginning with a lengthy lap steel guitar solo from keyboardist Jordan Rudess, the track navigates through five distinct-yet-connected narratives, quoting from and acknowledging many of the band's influences along the way. One could spend hours dissecting the themes and references found within the minute track, and if you're inclined Long songs list do so, you might want to start with the song's lengthy Wikipedia page.

When their eponymous debut album came out in Long songs list, no one quite knew what to make of the Doors and their bizarrely charismatic frontman Jim Morrison. What began as a simple break-up song eventually evolved into an ominous, Oedipal and occasionally ravenous performance from Morrison, particularly in the song's spoken-word portion that begins, "The killer awoke before dawn It started out as a simple good-bye song," Morrison told Rolling Stone in I really don't know.

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I think it's sufficiently complex and universal in its imagery that it could be almost anything you want it to be. Robby Krieger also turned in one of his Long songs list memorable guitar solos on "The End," which was good enough to make Guitar World 's list of the Greatest Guitar Solos, coming in at No. Recorded Long songs list only three takes — and at 7: Today, "Voodoo Child Slight Return " may be known as one of Hendrix's definite songs, but its original version still holds the distinction of being the legendary guitarist's only song to reach No.

After having an album come over as a commercial flop, most bands under pressure from their record labels would turn in a nice batch of short, easy-to-digest songs for their next album.