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Poll Question: Led Zeppelin and Rush song knockout?
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RUSH!
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absolutely love both

can't decide
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By the way every time I listen to "the song remains the same" I think it's a Rush song...
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This one's a no-brainer! Hemispheres by FAR.
Achilles Last Stand is one of Led Zeppelin's worst songs: repetitive,simplistic, overlong and almost unbearable.
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Hemispheres blew my mind on first listen, but I've come to think of it as the worst track on that album... It's full of great ideas, but there's too much repetition of themes.

Achilles last stand however is incredible. The driving excitement of that track held together by Bonhams drums never fails to move me, so it gets the vote.
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Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

This one's a no-brainer! Hemispheres by FAR.
Achilles Last Stand is one of Led Zeppelin's worst songs: repetitive,simplistic, overlong and almost unbearable.

I like both songs but for all those who are criticizing Hemipheres for repetitiveness, Achilles suffers from the same affliction.
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Originally posted by Jeffro Jeffro wrote:

Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

This one's a no-brainer! Hemispheres by FAR.
Achilles Last Stand is one of Led Zeppelin's worst songs: repetitive,simplistic, overlong and almost unbearable.

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<div zoompage-fontsize="13">I like both songs but for all those who are criticizing Hemipheres for repetitiveness, Achilles suffers from the same affliction.


That's true.

I guess it comes down to whether what is being repeated has the effect on the individual of excitement or irritation. Repetition can have either effect, as dance music often illustrates.

ALS to me is like driving at high speed in a sports car on a deserted autobahn, whereas Hemispheres feels like rattling along an uneven dirt track in a covered wagon..
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This is a close call. I love both songs!!!

Hemispheres by an inch.
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Need to relisten to those.......never thought all that much of either.
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Achilles for me.
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Now, the question would rather be, "Achilles Last Stand" or Vand Der Graaf Generator's "Sleepwalkers".
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Originally posted by DDPascalDD DDPascalDD wrote:

Both could be done in half the time they conjure up in the studio version., although they both contain a lot of energy, that makes it weak.
I should re-listen if I'd want to choose, tough choice.


You could get your wish. The concert version from Vienna 1980 has an under 7 minute performance. It worked better as the full version. There's quite a lot happening in Achilles.

As for Rush their tour versions of Cygnus 1 and 2 made the work far more cohesive.
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