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rmr023
06-25-2006, 07:03 PM
What is the best acoustic classic rock song?

ArcherTheVMan
06-25-2006, 07:08 PM
Does Freebird count?

FreddieMercury
06-25-2006, 07:09 PM
queen '39

Bullet FMV
06-25-2006, 07:09 PM
Patience - Guns N' Roses

.:SMASH:.
06-25-2006, 07:13 PM
well a good part of stairway to heaven is acoustic and i ****ing worship the excellence of that song. so yeah thats what i would say, unless you only want FULL acoustic songs, which in that case im not quite sure

jplay5
06-25-2006, 07:14 PM
a lot of stuff like wild horses by the rolling stones and blackbird by the beatles and stairway to heaven

Dave2210
06-25-2006, 07:16 PM
For a fully acoustic song I'd say either Patients by GN'R but you have to tune down half a tone or Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

wmzbomgzors
06-25-2006, 07:17 PM
definitely **** her gently - tenacious d :D

jimm89
06-25-2006, 07:18 PM
Eric Clapton's version of Classical Gas.

ledzep1023
06-25-2006, 07:19 PM
mother by pink floyd or stairway if it counts
or thats the way from the 90's page and plant album

Johnsonville
06-25-2006, 07:25 PM
more than a feelin'

rmr023
06-25-2006, 07:33 PM
Thanks

karateguy29
06-25-2006, 09:49 PM
I used to love her by Guns N' Roses is a personal favorite.

Big_MC
06-25-2006, 10:19 PM
Patience by GNR is a good one......so is Mother by Pink Floyd......Wild Horses by the Stones.......Two Steps Behind by Def Leppard

Cptbeefheart
06-25-2006, 10:29 PM
My favorites are Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Zeppelin, Yesterday by the Beatles, and Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen

ledhead73
06-25-2006, 11:14 PM
Personally, my favorite fully acoustic song is Bron-Yr-Aur, not to be confused with Bron-Y-Aur Stomp. Having that play when I'm driving throught the country side, I could die a happy man. Wish You Were Here I like as well as White Summer. I'm trying to think of songs completely acoustic because tons of songs contain both acoustic and electric. In that case it would have to Stairway and every Zeppelin song for that matter, and for some reason Maggie May. Don't really know why.

The Octagon
06-26-2006, 01:11 AM
Ten Years After- I'd Love to Change the World

ufossuck
06-26-2006, 01:43 AM
Yellow Submarine.

TheHeartbreaker
06-26-2006, 08:19 AM
Personally, my favorite fully acoustic song is Bron-Yr-Aur, not to be confused with Bron-Y-Aur Stomp.

Bron-Yr-Aur is so beautiful - one of the most relaxing songs ever.

Apart from that, I'd go with either Mood for a Day or Clap, both written by the great Steve Howe of Yes.

I like a lot of the material from The Grateful Dead's American Beauty, which consists of a lot of acoustic pieces, such as my favorite (from that album), "Friend of the Devil".

BrainDamage
06-26-2006, 09:59 AM
Bron-Yr-Aur is so beautiful - one of the most relaxing songs ever.

Apart from that, I'd go with either Mood for a Day or Clap, both written by the great Steve Howe of Yes. :cheers:

Also, I like Fearless by Pink Floyd a lot.

stonegolem13
06-26-2006, 11:15 AM
Fearless - Pink Floyd
Pigs on the Wing - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Hey You - Pink Floyd
Is There Anybody Out There? - Pink Floyd
Basically all Bob Dylan's Acoustic songs
Hotel California - The Eagles

That'll do for now

sandwich_man
06-26-2006, 01:39 PM
Pink Floyd - Pigs on the Wing
Pink Floyd - Mother
The Beatles - Blackbird
Bob Dylan - Dirge (the Robert Robertson part, I think that's his name)
Jimi Hendrix - Hear My train A-Comin' (acoustic one)

159876432
06-26-2006, 01:49 PM
going to california is always good

Jesse Mrau
06-26-2006, 08:36 PM
Bob Dylan's folk material is great.
Actually pretty much any classic folk rock would be great. That would consist of:
Gordon Lightfoot
Joni Mitchell
CSNY, or CSN
Neil Young
Bruce Cockburn
Simon & Garfunkel
Leonard Cohen
Buffalo Springfield
etc etc.......

rplb
06-26-2006, 11:17 PM
A personal favorite of mine has always been is there anybody out there? by pink floyd.

CLK_rocker
06-27-2006, 12:27 AM
Yeah mine would have to be i forgot ****!!!

Duane_Allman
06-27-2006, 01:58 AM
All I Can Do Is Write About It-Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mellisa-The Allman Brothers Band.

don_1987
06-27-2006, 08:10 AM
To be with you - Mr. Big!

jimmy_page_zoso
06-28-2006, 08:50 AM
not counting the stairway into, i like blackbird alot!!! that song is good all the way tthrough......pauls voice gos really well with the melody......and i think that the noises of the bird are kool

johntherev
06-28-2006, 12:54 PM
I agree with the poster who said Melissa

Duane_Allman
06-28-2006, 12:59 PM
Thanks, and part of Revival-The Allman Brothers Band, Mr. Banker-Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Long Haired Country Boy-The Charlie Daniles are all good acoustic southren rock tunes.

me_and_my_esp
06-28-2006, 01:51 PM
Fearless - Pink Floyd

BEST. FLOYD. SONG. EVER!!!!!

paintITblack39
06-28-2006, 01:59 PM
While My Guitar Gently Weeps in its acoustic version is just beautiful.

Rock1986
06-28-2006, 07:49 PM
The Rolling stones- Wild Horses

rock_and_blues
06-28-2006, 08:51 PM
Working Class Hero-John Lennon
Heart Of Gold-Neil Young
Friend Of The Devil-Grateful Dead
Only Women Bleed-Alice Cooper
Blowin' In The Wind-Bob Dylan
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)-The Beatles

BrainDamage
06-28-2006, 10:26 PM
Fearless - Pink Floyd

BEST. FLOYD. SONG. EVER!!!!! heh...I wouldn't quite say best Floyd song ever, but it's your opinion :p:

I forgot to mention Little Martha by the Allman Brothers. In learning it on guitar, I realized how great it is :)

stonegolem13
06-29-2006, 03:38 PM
^I wouldn't say it's the best . . . (A Saucerful of Secrets)

*cough*Pinball Wizard*cough*The Who*cough*
Quite a lot of Beatles stuff which I can't be botheres to name all of

Laziness is what defines us from animals (including pigs on the wing)
The ability to think in straight lines as compared to curving and even circular lines is what defines animals from us (EDIT in that animals can sense things before they happen [we can too it's called de-jah-voo] meaning that they think faster than us)

boyan89
06-29-2006, 04:17 PM
good riddance by Green Day and Polly by Nirvana

xSepulturax
06-29-2006, 05:45 PM
^Please leave, and take that **** with you. NOT CR.

Jimi Hendrix - Angel (acoustic).
Led Zeppelin - Pretty much everything acoustic off III (Tangerine, Thats the way, ect.)
Marshall Tucker Band - Cant you see.
Neil Young - Out on the weekend, The needle and the damage done.
Yes - And you and I, Mood for a day.
Rush - acoustic parts on The trees, A farewell to kings, Closer to the heart.
SRV - Riviera Paradise
Too much Pink Floyd to name

Gilmour_101
06-29-2006, 08:36 PM
i would have to say Wish You Were Here;Floyd; or The Needle and The Damage done;Neil;

Cptbeefheart
06-29-2006, 11:18 PM
Hear My Train A Comin' is a really underrated blues tune by Hendrix. His ghostly acoustic playing fits perfectly with his voice.

sirpsycho85
06-29-2006, 11:25 PM
yesterday

LongBow
06-30-2006, 04:16 AM
Song to the Siren sung by Robert Plant, album "Dreamland"

kev_dunn
06-30-2006, 01:20 PM
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
My My, Hey Hey is good too

alex_haeni
06-30-2006, 07:21 PM
Bron-yur-aur.
And some of Zeppelins instrumentals.

JimmyPageda2nd
06-30-2006, 09:10 PM
Hey, Hey, What Can I Do? / Bron-Yr-Aur - Led Zeppelin
Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

freewheelinbird
06-30-2006, 09:27 PM
hats off to roy harper, battle of evermore, stuff like that by led zep

and who doesn't love midnight rider?

theholydonkey
07-01-2006, 07:50 PM
dust in the wind and wish you were here

heaven's gate
07-01-2006, 10:13 PM
boogie with stu - zeppelin

old man - neil young

Guitarplaya27
07-01-2006, 10:20 PM
I like Hear my train a comin-Jimi hendrix
Wish you were here-Pink Floyd
Going to California-Led Zeppelin (not the best but i personally like it)

Danne55
07-02-2006, 12:09 PM
Dont think anyone has said Angie by Stones yet ;)

Jimmy Jazz
07-03-2006, 08:33 PM
wild horses, freebird, not fade away ;)

rplb
07-03-2006, 09:02 PM
Anouther good one is a pillow of winds by floyd

Rock1986
07-04-2006, 01:18 AM
Pink Floyd- Mother

johnmalkin
07-04-2006, 04:11 AM
Coon Shootin' Boogie - David Allan Coe

freewheelinbird
07-04-2006, 11:15 AM
queen '39

ramble on is better.

heaven's gate
07-04-2006, 04:47 PM
tangerine - zep

nirvana8414
07-05-2006, 04:41 PM
rain song led zep
a pillowful of winds and fearless pink floyd
you cant beat those two

Lydian_Mode
07-05-2006, 08:22 PM
Thats the way and Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Zep
Layla (the Unplugged version)
Love Aint for Keeping and Going Mobile by The Who

J3bus
07-05-2006, 09:54 PM
Find The Cost of Freedom by Crosby, Stills and Nash

If you havent heard it, its great and easy to play too. Also California by Joni Mitchell is good.

BrainDamage
07-05-2006, 09:58 PM
I just thought of another one of my favorites...Garden Gate by the James Gang.

Oh wait, nobody here listens to the James Gang, so no one knows what I'm talking about :(

distilledspirit
07-06-2006, 06:36 PM
Wot's...uh the Deal, Rain Song, Over the Hills and Far Away those are my top 3.

jon3782001
07-07-2006, 11:50 AM
Wish you were here
Wonderwall
Pinball wizard
Yellow
Acoustic Under the Bridge
That acoustic one of On an Island By Gilmour (canna remeber das nom)

Duane_Allman
07-07-2006, 12:44 PM
Desolation Row-Bob Dylan

deadhead313313
07-07-2006, 01:05 PM
Grateful Dead - Dicks Picks 8. Great acoustic set.

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman - Garcia/Grismon. The whole album is amazing.

HuskerDu
07-07-2006, 05:02 PM
Desolation Row-Bob Dylan

We have a winner!

I think Mr Tambourine Man, Visions of Johanna, With God On Our Side etc. all deserve a mention as well.

Angie and Wild Horses by the Stones are both excellent, and a lot of Beatles stuff.

jbassman4
07-07-2006, 05:05 PM
i like bron-yr-aur stop for a song with lyrics but one of my fav. acoustic songs is rescue me or bury me by steve vai, i dont think the whole song is played on an acoustic or if he just uses an acoustic simulator or what but that song is the s*** steve vai is the best guitarist in the world, hands down.

Brandon860
07-08-2006, 12:59 AM
I just thought of another one of my favorites...Garden Gate by the James Gang.

Oh wait, nobody here listens to the James Gang, so no one knows what I'm talking about :(

James Gang rules, Joe Walsh is a really underated guitar player. He makes his licks sound sloppy but great at the same time.

Best acoustic song though would be Resist by Rush.
"You can fight without ever winning but never ever win without a fight" awesome line

CornLord
07-08-2006, 01:09 AM
The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
Blackbird - The Beatles

floppy_dan
07-08-2006, 03:39 AM
the intro to over the hills and far away by zeppelin as well as stairway. cant really think of a whole lot of full length acoustic songs that ive heard/liked

distilledspirit
07-08-2006, 10:27 AM
Her Majesty - The Beatles

23 seconds of magic.

fronkpies
07-08-2006, 10:30 AM
Our house - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young *puts on song.....cries* EDIT: Its a piano song, what am i talking about.

And there is just to many beatles stuff to choose from.

distilledspirit
07-08-2006, 11:00 AM
Two of Us - Beatles

jagermeister
07-08-2006, 11:17 AM
Im a big fan of blackbird by the beetles. Its much harder to play than Stairway to Heaven and it sounds the sweetest on a martin D-15.

AdayTripper
07-08-2006, 01:33 PM
While My Guitar Gently Weeps in its acoustic version is just beautiful.
Seconded. :cheers:

BrainDamage
07-08-2006, 02:49 PM
James Gang rules, Joe Walsh is a really underated guitar player. He makes his licks sound sloppy but great at the same time.
amen brother :cheers:

FadingRoots
07-08-2006, 05:15 PM
Hurricane - Dylan

sinan90
07-08-2006, 05:34 PM
here comes the sun - version from concert for bangladesh

FadingRoots
07-09-2006, 04:10 PM
Rock and Roll Suicide - David Bowie
Space Oddity - David Bowie

Dog Eat Dog
07-10-2006, 01:43 AM
Friend of the Devil, by the Dead, is a great acoustic song. And Going Mobile by The Who as mentioned before is good aswell Keiths drumming is awesome.

beau05
07-10-2006, 06:49 AM
Eagles - Hotel California LIVE (hell freezes over), i prefer this to the original

BrainDamage
07-10-2006, 09:27 AM
I was listening to Neil Young yesterday and realized how great of an acoustic song Round and Round (It Won't Be Long) is. Anyone agree?

Dog Eat Dog
07-10-2006, 11:08 PM
^I cant say i have heard that song, Which album is it on? But Mr Young does have some great acoustic songs especially "The Needle and the damage done"

Seagull by Bad company is another cool acoustic song.

BrainDamage
07-11-2006, 08:51 AM
^^it's on Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.

Hardin
07-11-2006, 12:23 PM
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Duane_Allman
07-11-2006, 01:04 PM
Mississippi Kid-Lynyrd Skynyrd.

K1rkH4mmett
07-11-2006, 02:10 PM
I would have to say its a close race between Clapton's Classical Gas and Eagle's Hotel California (Live).

Crazy Horse
07-12-2006, 01:41 AM
"on the way home" by neil young.......its on the album "CSNY: 4 way street"
its from the early 70s...maybe 71??

..its a concert album

FakePlastic
08-10-2006, 08:03 PM
A few of my favs...

Wots..Uh The Deal - Floyd
That's The Way - Zeppelin
Not Fade Away - The Stones

hassasin
08-19-2006, 12:39 PM
All I Can Do Is Write About It-Lynyrd Skynyrd----great song
and Mother by Pink Floyd is swell

jseadale81
08-19-2006, 09:23 PM
helplessly hoping by csny; peace of mind by boston; melissa by allman brothers

Ziggy193
08-19-2006, 09:55 PM
I'd say it's a tie between Pinball Wizard and Going To California. Both are great but very different songs.

zep123
08-19-2006, 10:51 PM
angie-rs

Fuze
08-19-2006, 11:10 PM
It would be Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven Poison - Every Rose Has it's thorn or Led Zeppelin - Babe i'm gonna Leave You.

DireStraits
08-20-2006, 09:20 AM
Yo, is James Taylor close enough to classic rock?

ToysInTheAttic1
08-21-2006, 09:28 PM
I'd say Blackbird by The Beatles and Tangerine by Led Zeppelin.

FreddieMercury
08-21-2006, 09:30 PM
Behind blue eyes

claptonfan55
08-24-2006, 06:16 PM
I have never heard Clapton's version of Classical Gas. Anyone know where I can find it?

deadhead313313
08-24-2006, 10:02 PM
^^^It doesn't exist.

rayIII
08-24-2006, 10:21 PM
Eric Clapton's version of Classical Gas.
[/doesn't even bother]

I'd say:
Diary of A Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
James Gang - Garden Gate
Pink Floyd - Wots... Uh The Deal
or Wolfmother - Where Eagles Have Been :D

Don'tThinkTwice
08-25-2006, 06:30 AM
Crosby, Stills and Nash- Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

has some electric but mostly acoustic

notoriousnumber
08-25-2006, 07:52 AM
Led Zep-Going to California
Queen-'39

Thats all I can think of for now, there are quite a few other Zep ones.

:vhan:

BrainDamage
08-25-2006, 09:39 AM
James Gang - Garden Gate
you are the first person besides me to mention that song

I thought nobody knew what it was :cheers:

ncsurfer
08-25-2006, 10:26 AM
A DAY IN THE LIFE BY THE BEATLES

Can't believe no one mentioned it.

self-made_page
08-25-2006, 01:43 PM
And You and I - Yes

mattfm
08-26-2006, 04:55 PM
guns n' roses - patience

Z-oSo
08-26-2006, 05:00 PM
batlle of evermore- led zeppelin, between roberts scream, and the brilliant work of jimmy and john on the mandolina nd guitar, its hands down

Toilets
08-26-2006, 06:06 PM
batlle of evermore- led zeppelin, between roberts scream, and the brilliant work of jimmy and john on the mandolina nd guitar, its hands down+1, one of my favourite songs at the moment.

I heard Deberah(sp?) Bonham, John's sister, cover this at Fairport's Cropredy Convention last month, and it was brilliant. Sandy Denny's one of my favourite female singers, and Zep are one of my favourite bands. So perfect combination for me. :)

Hawaiiguy
08-27-2006, 10:57 AM
Midsummer's Daydream and Fantasy Serenade - Rik Emmett (of Triumph)

Jade's Song - Badlands

tlaxstrat
08-31-2006, 06:59 PM
Little Martha-Allman Brothers Band
Rain Song-Zeppelin
Roundabout-Yes