Best Acoustic Rock Song


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06-25-2006, 07:33 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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".

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.

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

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)

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
Neil Young
Bruce Cockburn
Simon & Garfunkel
Leonard Cohen
Buffalo Springfield
etc etc.......

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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 :)

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)

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

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

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

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.

06-29-2006, 11:25 PM

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

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

06-30-2006, 07:21 PM
And some of Zeppelins instrumentals.

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

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?

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

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)

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 ;)

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

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

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

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

ramble on is better.

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

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

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

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.

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 :(

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

23 seconds of magic.

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.

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

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.

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

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:

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

08-19-2006, 10:51 PM

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

has some electric but mostly acoustic

08-25-2006, 07:52 AM
Led Zep-Going to California

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


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:

08-25-2006, 10:26 AM

Can't believe no one mentioned it.

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

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

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

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. :)

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

Jade's Song - Badlands

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