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Poll Question: If Led Zep is Prog Related band, which their song is nearest to Prog?
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    Posted: August 22 2010 at 18:07
Dazed and Confused, best LZ song
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No Quarter, no doubt. One of Zep's finest tunes.
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Looks like No Quarter is miles ahead. Where's Achilles?Tongue
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Hi,
 
Achilles Last Stand ... or is it Ulysses ... the really big song on that album after PG ... there, my friends is a real "metal" piece of music for you ... !!! Listen to it again!
 
Too many of those choices for songs are quite basic blues ... more or less ... used to be called "power blues".
 
Whole Lotta Love is a lot more progressive than the majority of that whole list!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2010 at 13:11
No Quarter is the winner...hmm, most depressive and dark song from the list. I appologize once more for my omitting of Achilles. I never haven´t presumed this song is related to Prog, the same is about victory of No Quarter. Now I´m smarter, I usually make a first round with your nominations, then will coming the poll itself.
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Either Kashmir, or No Quarter... 
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Pancakes & sausage


..whoops sorry, wrong poll


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My picks are:  #1.  Achilles Last Stand
                        #2.  The Song Remains the Same
                        #3.  For Your Life
                        #4.  Over the Hills and Far Away
                        #5.  No Quarter
                        #6.  Kashmir, Stairway t Heaven, and Dazed n Confused--just barely qualifying(although "dazed&Confused live was performed progressively).  For all those who say "The Rain Song"is progressive, thats just a soft ballad; and for the rest of the Zep Catalog, it was: blues, country blues, blues rock n roll, hard rock/Metal, folk, celtic, and funk. 
 
 
                       
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 Achilles Last Stand
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
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"Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk Hand in Hand"- Neil Peart

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Originally posted by SyrinxTemple

How in the world is Achilles Last Stand not on this list?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ClemofNazareth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2013 at 18:27

Originally posted by Conor Fynes

Either Kashmir, or No Quarter... 


This.  Although as a die-hard folker, "Going to California" and "The Battle of Evermore" are my favorites...


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Achilles Last Stand
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2013 at 18:53
Originally posted by BimM

My picks are:  #1.  Achilles Last Stand
                        #2.  The Song Remains the Same
                        #3.  For Your Life
                        #4.  Over the Hills and Far Away
                        #5.  No Quarter
                        #6.  Kashmir, Stairway t Heaven, and Dazed n Confused--just barely qualifying(although "dazed&Confused live was performed progressively).  For all those who say "The Rain Song"is progressive, thats just a soft ballad; and for the rest of the Zep Catalog, it was: blues, country blues, blues rock n roll, hard rock/Metal, folk, celtic, and funk.
I don't give a s$%t if "The Rain Song" is "just a soft ballad". So is a number of things Steve Hackett wrote. So is "More Fool Me".

To answer the question of the poll: ... I don't know, but certainly NOT "Achilles Last Stand". It's got only about three-four musical ideas (and that goes on and on and on for ten minutes!) that sound very similar to each other in character. No diversity in texture and character almost at all. So not progressive.

Now, some of the choices on this poll are equally progressive and some are so progressive that it's just so hard for me to care. To sum up, I choose not to choose. It's pointless for me to pick just one.


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When the Levee Breaks. Weird time signatures, flanges, backward echoes, compressed drums, changing motifs every 12 bars. If there is such a thing as "progressive blues", then this song is a definitive composition of the genre.
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Originally posted by BimM

  For all those who say "The Rain Song"is progressive, thats just a soft ballad  

Soft ballads can be proggy. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote awaken77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2013 at 06:52
Led Zeppelin is as progressive as Guns And Roses is 

if any kind of long song is "progressive" , so "November Rain" is a prog-epic lol:



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^ And not just long, but features some orchestral arrangement and an elaborate piano part.
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Carrouselambra is the most obviously prog-intended
The Crunge has amazing polyrythmics !

Built on those silly poor mellow riffs, No Quarter has become this incredible out-of-there-ish studio track, my fav LZ, long time ! Played live it sounds like another bluesy song I probably wouldn't have noticed as a newcomer.

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