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    Default Long songs for tough times

    If you don't listen to tunes on the trail, no biggie- not the thread for you. If you do...Does anyone else have a Long Songs style playlist? We all have that tough hour or tough day on the trail. I keep a playlist or two of long songs (8 minutes or more) that's about an hour long. That way when I'm hiking along expecting to find the nights pull-off in a few minutes and realize I'm still an hour away; instead of driving my tent stake through my temple I play my long songs playlist. "No biggie, it's only six songs away..."
    A few of my favorites...
    "Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, Traffic- 11:39"
    “I'm your Captain/Closer to Home- Grand Funk Railroad-9:59"
    "Flamenco Sketches- Miles Davis- 9:26"
    “I want you- Erykah Badu-10:53”
    “The Slant/The Diner- Ani Difranco-8:22”
    “Chicken Man- Indigo Girls- 7:45”
    “Down by the Seaside- Robert Plant and Tori Amos version- 7:51”
    “I gotta find peace of mind- Lauryn Hill- 9:19”
    And of course, “The rain song” Led Zep- 7:39”- handy on many occasions.
    Live versions are always fun too when listening to Jam bands.- How ‘bout you?

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    allman bros mountain jam

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    While I dont listen to music on the trail that often, im a big fan of the long songs. Jessica by the Allman Brothers Band and Green Grass and Hightides by the Outlaws are a couple good ones.

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    "YES" Fragile" is my goto long play music. i can zone out just about anything while jammin to that or some ELP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    allman bros mountain jam
    Yeah, this works.

    Lost Acoustic Blues
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    The Ring -- Richard Wagner

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    Pink Floyd - Echoes
    "Hiking is as close to God as you can get without going to Church." - BobbyJo Sargent aka milkman Sometimes it's nice to take a long walk in THE FOG.

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    Tull - Thick as a Brick
    "Hiking is as close to God as you can get without going to Church." - BobbyJo Sargent aka milkman Sometimes it's nice to take a long walk in THE FOG.

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    Trance EDM DJ mixes on my MP3 keep me bouncing along the trail. White noise with a beat is the way I describe this music. It's also cheap or free downloads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    Pink Floyd - Echoes
    I get flash backs listening to early Pink Floyd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    I get flash backs listening to early Pink Floyd
    Might not be a good idea night hiking.
    "Hiking is as close to God as you can get without going to Church." - BobbyJo Sargent aka milkman Sometimes it's nice to take a long walk in THE FOG.

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    Snakes for the divine by high on fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcstick View Post
    Snakes for the divine by high on fire

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L0VPVawpN8E

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    Dreams I'll Never See - Molly Hatchet cover
    Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy
    Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon - Chicago

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    allman bros mountain jam
    You are quick. My instant response as well.
    More:
    Radar Love/Twilight Zone medly. Golden Earring.
    The Four Seasons. Antonio Vivaldi.
    Hundred Year Hall-complete. The Grateful Dead.
    Light My Fire/When The Music Over's/Riders On The Storm/The End. The Doors
    Mac Arthur Park. Richard Harris original & Donna Summer cover.
    Suzi Q. Creedance
    Midnight Rambler/You Can't Always Get What You Want/Wild Horses. The Stones
    Knockin on Heaven's Door. Guns 'N Roses
    Stairway To Heaven. The longest live version I can find. Led Zeppelin
    The first Vanilla Fudge album
    You Keep Me Hanging On. Rod Stewart's cover.
    Clapton. It's all good.
    There are more. I'll wrap up with one of the best:
    In-A-Godda-Da-Vida. Iron Butterfly.
    My music collection is liberally sprinkled with long songs. I might reconsider carrying an MP3 player on the trail.

    Wayne

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    If I need a boost then it's gotta be the Go-Go's.

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    Krishna Das has these chants that start out slow and and then build and build, and before you know you are wigglin your butt like a mad idiot as you charge along the trail. I am very careful about when I play these as they are dangerous in unskilled shoes.

    i'm not hindu but his music is special. Weird.

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    I'm hesitant to suggest anything by Dave Matthews Band since people seem to either love then or hate them, but this is always on my ipod:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d-KHjIOljQ

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    This is one version I step lively and kick it to.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEE_R4VIkR4
    Last edited by rocketsocks; 08-03-2013 at 05:43.

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    Showin my age here...some of these are longer than others:

    Marshal Tucker - Can't Ya See
    Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
    Steppenwolf - Monster
    Derek and the Dominoes - Layla
    Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran

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