Marathon Songs

I was inspired by last week’s episode of The Appetizer. Our chef and host, D. Grant Smith, presented a smorgasbord of musical flavors, as usual, but this time he focused on long and short tracks. We have more great long and short tracks coming up in next week’s episode. Guns and Roses, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, and many, many more, make sure you don’t miss it!

Last week’s episode got me thinking, I prefer really long songs, especially when I’m working out, so once I get in my zone I’m not interrupted by a random song change. Anyways, that enough about the crazy ways my mind works.

Today I searched through my iTunes library and sought out the longest songs I own. Don’t worry, you don’t have to exercise, just turn up the volume.

1. Jimi Hendrix’s Machine Gun: 12:36

This song was written to express the frenzy and protest of the Vietnam War. The point is stressed by the sporadic bursts of gunfire. Of course, the crazy guitar arrangements are worth the twelve minutes alone.

2. Pink Floyd’s Echoes: 23:31

This song was recorded before the popularity of Dark Side of the Moon. Some people consider this one of the best Pink Floyd songs, what do you think?

3. Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile: 14:59

Okay, I know I already listed a Hendrix song, but I have say I am huge fan. This song defines psychedelic rock. Many people think this song is called “Voodoo Child,” because of the way Jimi pronounces it. This song definitely belongs on a road trip playlist.

That’s enough about me, what the longest song in your music collection? How about the shortest? Also, don’t forget to tune in to The Appetizer for more long and short tracks.

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