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« on: December 24, 2008, 04:46:53 PM »

Do you guys have favourite Acoustic clips in famous rock songs?
I'm thinking of typicals like the intro to "More than a feeling" and "Peace of Mind" - remember those Boston songs?
Or how about the slide-acoustic intro to "Blaze of glory", talking about acoustic slide - Derek Trucks is just awesome.
Another favourite I can think of is Jude Cole's "Heart of Blues", or the outro to Golden Earring's "Vanilla queen".
C'mon, I'd like yo'awl to share with me. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 05:37:57 PM »

Led Zeppelin's "Goin' to California" is a great acoustic rock song.  Also "Black Mountan Side"

America's "Horse With No Name" is another.   Oh. gee, there's a ton of great acoustic rock songs I could mention.  Some of Heart's songs fall into that category too.  I'll let others post their picks.

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 05:48:15 PM »

The intro to Barracuda by Heart is one of my favorite acoustic clips in all of Rock.  I still remember my reaction the first time I heard it: "What the.... ?  HOW the ....?  Can she DO that????"
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 06:30:37 PM »

Led Zeppelin's "Goin' to California" is a great acoustic rock song.  Also "Black Mountan Side"

America's "Horse With No Name" is another.   Oh. gee, there's a ton of great acoustic rock songs I could mention.  Some of Heart's songs fall into that category too.  I'll let others post their picks.

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Oh yes!! Led ZEP's "Stairway to heaven", "Babe, I'm gonna leave you".
Do you know White Heart's "His heart was always in it"?
How 'bout "If you leave me now"'s terrific 12 string licks...
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 06:47:53 PM »

How about "You've Been A Good Old Wagon" by Dave Van Ronk.

Oh wait...maybe that's not a rock song. Great acoustic guitar song song....
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 06:51:15 PM »

The Who: Pinball Wizard

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 07:00:09 PM »

Stones Wild horses,Angie and others. Bob Segar Night Moves. Yes, intro to Roundabout. The list is endless
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 07:13:55 PM »

Big Love by Lindsey Buckingham on a classical guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdXbiB354us

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008, 03:46:22 AM »

Stairway

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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2008, 08:07:23 AM »

not legendary...

but Tesla - Love song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt-ybUuZjLE
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2008, 04:32:17 PM »

Rain song, Led Zepplin


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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2008, 02:10:54 AM »

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Melissa - The Allman Brothers - I love Greg Allman's playing/chord progression on rhythm guitar on this song.
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
Hotel California - The Eagles

And too many others to mention. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2008, 03:01:02 AM »

Tull: Thick as a Brick and others
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2008, 09:12:02 AM »

Tull: Thick as a Brick and others
+1 Tull - mmhhhh, Moths is an old time favourite.
Bad Co - Feel like makin' love
Dire Straits - Private investigations
Doobies - Dangerous , I can read your mind
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2008, 09:17:58 AM »

The intro to Barracuda by Heart is one of my favorite acoustic clips in all of Rock.  I still remember my reaction the first time I heard it: "What the.... ?  HOW the ....?  Can she DO that????"
Aren't you thinking of "Crazy on you"?
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2008, 02:02:22 PM »

Dave metioned the WHo's Pinball Wizard, but my all time fav acoustic in a rock song is Magic Bus.

Turn it up and play it loud!

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2008, 03:30:12 AM »

what no Beatles.... come there are really too many to name by them alone... Neil Young, C,S,&N, EL&P...
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2008, 04:03:39 AM »

A lot of early Who songs have acoustic guitar underneath the mix to give them a more spacious feeling.  Have a listen some time; you'll hear it!
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2009, 11:59:43 PM »

A lot of early Who songs have acoustic guitar underneath the mix to give them a more spacious feeling.  Have a listen some time; you'll hear it!

My favourite Who song with acoustic is the intro to Behind Blue Eyes.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2009, 12:02:34 AM »

Led Zeppelin's "Goin' to California" is a great acoustic rock song
tuffythepug

It's an absolutely beautiful song with great lyrics. I especially love it when the mandolin comes in.

I also dig Battle of Evermore and Gallow's Pole.
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