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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Xanadu or Stairway to Heaven?
    Posted: December 07 2016 at 08:08
The song of your choice between these two?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 08:12
Both are great, but Xanadu blows Stairway to Heaven away.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 08:16
StH for me has been played out since the heyday of FM radio, and also every year it is the #1 song on every classic rock radio year end list. It became a generic song for me......Ironically I spun LZ IV last weekend and really got into the song for the first time in years.
Clearly it is a masterpiece.......

But I can listen to Xanadu (and have been since the album came out) without issue.

Good poll.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 08:20
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Both are great, but Xanadu blows Stairway to Heaven away.

Both are great, but Stairway to Heaven blows Xanadu away.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 09:16
have to with Stairway

but Xanadu is amazing as well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 09:18
C'mon, man.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 09:25
Stairway
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 09:32
I guess Rush.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 09:40
Xanadu, out two excellent songs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 09:46
Love them both but give me the Stairway to Heaven.   I know it's overplayed but that's not the songs fault.Wink

Edited by omphaloskepsis - December 07 2016 at 09:46
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 10:42
Xanadu. More exciting music, but of course Stairway will always be a classic.
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 12:06
Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

Love them both but give me the Stairway to Heaven.   I know it's overplayed but that's not the songs fault.Wink

Preach, brotha!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 15:28
Stairway. No. Contest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 15:53
An actual vote from me that is not for the Rush song.  As overplayed as Stairway may be, it has still been one of my favorite songs for a long, long time. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 16:02
WTF is Xanadu.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 16:48
Compare these two songs is rather strange. They are different beast IMO. No vote here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 17:07
Originally posted by DeadSouls DeadSouls wrote:

WTF is Xanadu.

Tom Sawyer 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 17:33
Originally posted by DeadSouls DeadSouls wrote:

WTF is Xanadu.


It's the Olivia Newton John/ ELO stitle song of a roller-disco movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb4WLZHXcds which Samuel Taylor Coleridge based his poem Kubla Khan on:

"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
   Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round;
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery...."

Anyway, I voted for "Stairway to Heaven":

"Stairway to Heaven" by Alison Hawthorne Deming


"The queen grows fat beneath my house
while drones infest the walls

reconnaissance to feed her glut,
wood ripped from studs and joists.

I’ll pay to drill the slab and ruin
her pestilential nest. How to find

the song in this day’s summons?
I’ve been accused of darkness

by my inner light. My brother sits
in the chemo chair another long day

of toxic infusion, the house of his body—
bones, brain and balls gone skeltering.

I sit in my parked car listening
to Robert Plant recall how the English

envied the Americans for getting
the blues, getting all of it, into song...."

Edited by Logan - December 07 2016 at 17:36
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 17:57
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 18:49
Oh my god I think that's the guy from The Warriors
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