Extremely Epic Song


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Ben Godden
11-29-2007, 12:04 PM
I need an extremely epic song to play after an encore with my band, any suggestions, classic rock btw

11-29-2007, 12:08 PM
if you want something reallllly epic. check out the city by triumph. that song is the definition of epic

11-29-2007, 12:09 PM


how about "godzilla" by BOC?

Bloody Headache
11-29-2007, 12:11 PM
I'm not sure what you mean exactly by 'epic', but Motorhead's Overkill is an ideal concert closer as far as I'm concerned.

Black Star
11-29-2007, 05:09 PM
Rush - 2112
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
BOC - Astronomy
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand

11-29-2007, 05:43 PM
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
That would be quite a long encore, would be cool though

Black Star
11-29-2007, 06:14 PM
I was just recommending some epic songs. You can always shorten a Achilles Last Stand a little bit if it seems too long.

11-29-2007, 06:34 PM
Go Into the Water - Dethklok, or The Final Countdown if you want to be really cheesy-like.

11-29-2007, 06:36 PM
try through the fire and flames - dragonforce...
haha just kiddin, try blurry - puddle of mud
that song always makes me feel good

Black Star
11-29-2007, 07:07 PM
For the 2 above me, he said Classic Rock. So Dethklok, Dragonforce, and Puddle of Mudd will not work.

11-29-2007, 11:40 PM
Knights of Cydonia would be pretty sweet and not to hard, but I'm not sure it would fit your genre. Maybe some Zepplin. Immigrant Song is kinda epic, but it's too fast and short to end with.

11-30-2007, 06:49 AM

11-30-2007, 11:27 AM
cross roads, sunshine of your love, the fire - hendrix

11-30-2007, 05:14 PM
FREEBIRD!!!! or Stairway those are about the only two choices, or mabe sunshine of your love but you gotta really lengthen the solo.

11-30-2007, 06:16 PM
Knights of Cydonia would be pretty sweet and not to hard, but I'm not sure it would fit your genre. Maybe some Zepplin. Immigrant Song is kinda epic, but it's too fast and short to end with.

To comment on this, Page would solo after the verses for at least another minute. Follow that format and extend it by another three or four minutes, with some dueling guitars or something, it could work.

But, my thoughts, uh.....

Oh, hell, it just came to mind. A Saucerful of Secrets, Pink Floyd. Look on YouTube for the Live at Pompeii version. You can't get much more epic than that.

Steve The Plank
11-30-2007, 06:21 PM
Kashmir is definitely a good epic encore song. But if you're looking for something perhaps more modern, try Welcome Home by Coheed & Cambria, which actually sounds pretty similar to Kashmir >.<

12-01-2007, 02:21 AM
Welcome home is awesome. Achilles last stand would be pretty good too, or stairway to heaven :P

12-01-2007, 11:18 AM
Lateralus - Tool

12-01-2007, 11:47 AM
Child in Time by deep purple. If you don't have a organ get the guitar to play it. You need a pretty high voice, or really tight pants to sing that high though.

12-01-2007, 01:06 PM
welcome home or in keeping secrets of the silent earth by coheed and cambria.
knights of cydonia by muse is also very epic.
Um seven nation army by the white stripes or a who-esque version of young man blues is also really cool.
If you dont mind going a bit softer id always imagined hallelujah (jeff buckley or rufus wreignrieghts sp? version) or sons and daughters by the decemberists as good encore/closing songs.

12-01-2007, 05:42 PM
It might be cliche, but you could do We Are The Champions - Queen
Or maybe Hotel California.
(I played it as a closer and the last solo is the epitome of epic)

12-01-2007, 07:39 PM
Echoes. Part one and two.

12-02-2007, 08:22 PM
Bohemian Rhaphsody anyone? The most epic song ever.

12-02-2007, 09:11 PM
how has no one suggested inna gadda divita? complete with organ parts

12-02-2007, 09:26 PM
shine on you crazy diamond, both parts

12-02-2007, 09:42 PM
November Rain or Estranged by GNR, ya cant go wrong

12-02-2007, 10:07 PM
eye of the tiger

12-06-2007, 12:42 AM

Baba O'Riley
12-06-2007, 02:10 AM
Before we start recommending songs....

What instruments are in your band? What is everyone's skill level?

12-06-2007, 07:23 PM
November Rain or Civil War by Gn'R.

12-09-2007, 01:33 AM
My band plays Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix in jam form, we play the entire song but then speed it up around the end. The drums speed up and we really get into it Crossroads style.

If you didn't catch that... you fail.

12-09-2007, 10:23 AM
The Final Cut by Coheed!

12-09-2007, 11:11 AM
If you've got an organ or a really sweet guitarist who can pull off a convincing organ imitation, how about Foreplay/Long Time by Boston? War Pigs is always good, too. And pretty much any of Zeppelin's slower stuff (i.e. Dazed and Confused, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, etc.) can be turned into a giant epic jam with lots of dynamics.

12-09-2007, 12:36 PM
Not exactly classic rock, but Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria is amazing.

12-09-2007, 10:54 PM
Time by Pink Floyd.

12-10-2007, 10:20 PM
If by epic, you actually mean long, go with Jethro Tull's "Thick as A Brick". Not the radio edit but the original 20 some odd minute long version. Even part II clocked in around 16 mins. I think.

Black Star
12-10-2007, 11:03 PM
If by epic, you actually mean long, go with Jethro Tull's "Thick as A Brick". Not the radio edit but the original 20 some odd minute long version. Even part II clocked in around 16 mins. I think.

Thick as a Brick is 43 minutes long.

12-13-2007, 01:28 PM
Born To Be Wild


12-13-2007, 03:38 PM
One by metallica great solo to end a gig=)

Sid Vicouis
12-13-2007, 11:50 PM
jsut paly a fast punk song and than destroy the set

12-13-2007, 11:56 PM
well if you want to go classic rock try something like Train Kept a Rollin' by Aerosmith, Paradise City - Guns N Roses (both of those being that u have a fantastic singer), or maybe Lets Get Rocked by Def Leppard

12-15-2007, 12:43 AM
i say won't get fooled again by the Who

12-15-2007, 03:02 AM
Thick as a Brick is 43 minutes long.

Is that both parts combined? My cd said part I and part II. Completely different songs. And neither one is that long (I no longer have the cd--Damn Thieves!!) so I can't quote exact times.

12-16-2007, 11:51 AM
Hitch a ride by boston!

12-16-2007, 02:12 PM
Epic song to end a show

I say you yell this ones for the ladies and go into Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen

Yeah................I'll go sit in the corner now

12-16-2007, 04:19 PM
do something modern with a twist to it. my band encores to sexyback by justin timberlake but we make it our own. if you know what i mean

12-18-2007, 07:51 PM
space dementia by Muse is pretty friggin epic.

achilles last stand is my favorite

12-18-2007, 09:44 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Ramble Tamble

the middle section of that is epic in my eyes

12-19-2007, 06:31 AM
Bohemian Rhapsody.


12-19-2007, 10:30 AM
Zephron on an Apron by Nebula Lights.
It starts with the bass player popping a couple of random notes, then the guitarist does a pinch harmonic and it's over.

12-19-2007, 10:39 AM
muse's cover of house of the rising sun

Iron Sabbath
12-20-2007, 09:50 AM
you could do Faith No More's "epic" beause in the end they will want it all, but they just cant have it. :)

...cheesy....i know...

12-20-2007, 10:27 AM
An obvious question would be....what other songs are already on your setlist?

an epic mistake
12-20-2007, 04:27 PM
for those about to rock is fricking epic, you have no idea

12-22-2007, 01:44 AM
You should definitely close with something like Kashmir or Ina Gadda Da Vida

Feel bad inc.
12-22-2007, 09:41 AM
Wont get fooled again - The Who

Seriously, cant go wrong with it...

12-28-2007, 04:35 PM
It depends on how you want to leave them. If you want to leave them ****ting themselves, try something like For Those About To Rock by ACDC, or something like that, my personal favorite closing songs are Karma Police, and Paranoid Android, both by Radiohead

12-28-2007, 05:17 PM
House Of The Rising Sun - Animals
Kashmir or Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Hey You - Pink Floyd
White Room - Cream [?]
Cocaine or Layla - Eric Clapton
anything by Stevie Ray Vaughn
And/or Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

12-30-2007, 11:59 PM
well, Jimi thought Wild Thing was a sick closer. oh and setting your guitar on fire haha.
maybe purple haze. but moving away from hendrix, mississippi queen, funk number 49. Favorites you know?

12-31-2007, 01:13 AM
spirit of radio by rush would be awesome

12-31-2007, 10:52 PM
The End by The Beatles. makes sense for a closer i suppose.

01-01-2008, 03:59 AM
Epic by Faith No More

01-03-2008, 09:42 AM
citizen erased by muse if you have a 7-string guitar.