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GRUNTERSDAD 11-08-2011 08:35 PM

Stairway to Heaven turns 40....
 
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sticks4drums 11-08-2011 09:05 PM

Re: Stairway to Heaven turns 40....
 
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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 911158)

I hated that song growing up. It always beat RUSH's "Closer to the Heart" on local radio stations top 100 rock songs of all time. :) It is a great song.

mediocrefunkybeat 11-08-2011 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by sticks4drums (Post 911174)
I hated that song growing up. It always beat RUSH's "Closer to the Heart" on local radio stations top 100 rock songs of all time. :) It is a great song.

I'm deeply offended. You must be wrong because you hated it.

sticks4drums 11-08-2011 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat (Post 911177)
I'm deeply offended. You must be wrong because you hated it.

Ok buddy. I get your point. Do you ever take a day off of beating on me. Can't we just hug and make up. I take others opinions to heart. I realize this, and struggle constantly to keep a lid on it. I got beaten up in High School by this big black guy because he liked one team and I liked another, and I told him he was crazy to like the team he liked. I guess I should of learned that day. Thick skull I guess. :)

DrumEatDrum 11-08-2011 09:22 PM

Re: Stairway to Heaven turns 40....
 
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Originally Posted by sticks4drums (Post 911182)
Ok buddy. I get your point. Do you ever take a day off of beating on me. Can't we just hug and make up. I take others opinions to heart. I realize this, and struggle constantly to keep a lid on it. I got beaten up in High School by this big black guy because he liked one team and I liked another, and I told him he was crazy to like the team he liked. I guess I should of learned that day. Thick skull I guess. :)

I think Duncan is pulling your chain, because I can't imagine he likes Stairway at all. LOL.

Anyhow:

Great song
Way over played.

mediocrefunkybeat 11-08-2011 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 911185)
I think Duncan is pulling your chain, because I can't imagine he likes Stairway at all. LOL.

Anyhow:

Great song
Way over played.

The funny thing is I do like the song. The problem (like the rest of Zeppelin) is that it's hideously overplayed. I think 'Going to California' is a better song, mind.

Eck, sod it.

Drummer Sarah 11-08-2011 09:33 PM

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Pretty old now eh? Love the song but I, myself have overplayed it. I've overplayed my whole Led Zep collection to death. Can only listen to them now and again :-( Damn my obsessive side!

DrumEatDrum 11-08-2011 10:08 PM

Re: Stairway to Heaven turns 40....
 
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Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat (Post 911188)
I think 'Going to California' is a better song,.

Well, I actually agree with you there.

Mad About Drums 11-08-2011 10:27 PM

Re: Stairway to Heaven turns 40....
 
40 years! ...that's making me feel old....

Well to me "IV" is the best Led Zeppelin album.

I agree... a bit overplay everywhere... in "Wayne's World" it's written "NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN" in the guitar shop...

inneedofgrace 11-08-2011 10:47 PM

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In the 1990s I had to take a break from Zep because I had played them to death (as well as the radio stations). Now I listen in moderation, and can appreciate their music more. The last 2 minutes of Stairway is one of the best and most raucus segments of a rock song....ever.

In terms of where Stairway stacks up with the rest of their catalog, I'd put it 4th behind:

Good Times Bad Times
Communication Breakdown
Kashmir

Pocket-full-of-gold 11-08-2011 11:50 PM

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Yep, overplayed and thrashed to within an inch of it's life......yet I'll happily listen to it (again) anytime. Pagey at his absolute best!! I'll never tire of hearing that man play his guitar. I'm off to listen to IV....one more time. Happy 40th!

inneedofgrace 11-09-2011 03:56 PM

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"Does anyone remember laughter?"

drum loops 11-09-2011 06:29 PM

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Wow, 40 years. It seems like it should be a lot shorter than that.

Skulmoski 11-10-2011 12:17 AM

Re: Stairway to Heaven turns 40....
 
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Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat (Post 911188)
I think 'Going to California' is a better song, mind.

You might like this version; I could listen to this all day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLU08nOtUkc

GJS

mxo721 11-10-2011 02:07 AM

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one year and 11 days ago, I was so sick of that song, I would turn it off, the second it came on the radio...now that I'vs been playing drums, I'm listening to the song in a whole different way. blaaaap blaaaap blaaaaap blaaaaaap!!! <----Bon ham triplets

daredrummer 11-10-2011 03:00 AM

Re: Stairway to Heaven turns 40....
 
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Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat (Post 911188)
I think 'Going to California' is a better song, mind.

I'll have to agree too. Though I do like Stairway as well.

SergiuM 11-10-2011 03:13 AM

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I actually really like The Battle of Evermore. Such a great song in my opinion. Misty Mountain Hop is awesome too.

Skulmoski 11-10-2011 02:44 PM

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Anyone know why Percy doesn't like to sing that song? I've read that he dismisses it because he wrote it when he was young and his feelings about that song no longer are the same. Pretty general; how about the specifics?

GJS

Pollyanna 11-10-2011 08:16 PM

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While the song was spoiled for me through overplaying, I'm glad young people are being exposed to one of the best arranged hit singles.

You don't really get "epics" in the Top 40 now - like Stairway, Bohemian Rhapsodym Classical Gas or Macarthur Park ... as for the latter, I never understood how people could be so turned off by a bit of fun melodrama that they'd overlook that fabulous arrangement. Always liked it.


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