Longest rock song ever recorded

LZ_69LZ_69 Road Warrior
edited December 2008 in History of Rock
I say it's 2112 by Rush (20:33) which I'm listening to right now. Of course I could be wrong. Please mention any others longer than this.:cool:

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  • BhindBluEyes430BhindBluEyes430 Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    Wrong "Mountain Jam" 33:38 Duane Allman FTW

    Edit Damn I thought I was right
  • TakeABowTakeABow Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    Thick As A Brick (Jethro Tull) is over 43 minutes long.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited May 2008
    Tales of Topographic Oceans - Yes over 80 minutes long

    next would be
    Thursday Afternoon - Brian Eno 61 minutes

    Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield is close to 50 minutes

    Karn Evil 9 - ELP is 30 minutes
    Tarkus - ELPis 20 minutes
    Echoes - Pink Floyd is close to 30 minutes
    Supper's Ready - Genesis is 20 minutes
    Amarok - Mike Oldfield is 60 minutes
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited May 2008
    I know the shortest. You Suffer by Napalm Death, running in at 1.316 seconds, haha.
  • MaghookMaghook Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    Longplayer has been playing since the year 2000 and will continue to play without repeating itself until December 31st, 2999...

    Longplayer has been playing for 3066 days, 3 hours and 55 minutes.

    http://longplayer.org/
  • fighting69thfighting69th Opening Act
    edited May 2008
    Hungryfreak;658428 said:
    I know the shortest. You Suffer by Napalm Death, running in at 1.316 seconds, haha.
    I would say "All" by Descendents is shorter. Less than a second.
  • fighting69thfighting69th Opening Act
    edited May 2008
    TakeABow;658177 said:
    Thick As A Brick (Jethro Tull) is over 43 minutes long.
    Which version? The longest I have seen is 20:13...great song BTW
  • TuesdaysGoneTuesdaysGone Banned
    edited May 2008
    Hungryfreak;658428 said:
    I know the shortest. You Suffer by Napalm Death, running in at 1.316 seconds, haha.
    You beat me to it. That song is just a blur of randomness.
  • TuesdaysGoneTuesdaysGone Banned
    edited May 2008
    If they WANTED to, Skynyrd could play Free Bird for a year straight.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited May 2008
    Beethoven has a song over 2 hours long...
  • TakeABowTakeABow Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    fighting69th;658928 said:
    Which version? The longest I have seen is 20:13...great song BTW
    The CD is 43 minutes long, the vinyl is divided into two parts so it would fit (half on one side, half on the other).

    Here is the wikipedia article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thick_as_a_brick
  • WhiffleBallTonyWhiffleBallTony Headliner
    edited May 2008
    "Absolutego" by Boris. It is one song and makes up the entire album and is one hour long. However, there is another version of the song that is 65 1/2 minutes long and the album has two tracks, the other being about 8 minutes long.
  • MarkMadnessMarkMadness Unsigned
    edited May 2008
    Supper's ready by genesis is around 22 minutes.
    Not the longest, but thought I should throw it in there.
  • Fatal_TFatal_T Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    I always though Iron Butterfly had the record, but I guess not. I'll have to check some of this stuff out.
  • HyeJinx1984HyeJinx1984 Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    I know it's not the longest rock song ever, but at 16:17, "Terrapin Station" by the Grateful Dead is an absolute masterpiece. Do yourself a favor, turn off all the lights and just listen to it alone all the way through and let your imagination soar. Narcotics could help.
  • WhiffleBallTonyWhiffleBallTony Headliner
    edited May 2008
    HyeJinx1984;660734 said:
    I know it's not the longest rock song ever, but at 16:17, "Terrapin Station" by the Grateful Dead is an absolute masterpiece. Do yourself a favor, turn off all the lights and just listen to it alone all the way through and let your imagination soar. Narcotics could help.
    I have a large Grateful Dead collection and definitely the longest of theirs I've seen is "The Other One" live clocking in at a whopping 40 minutes.
  • ImAnAutobotImAnAutobot Unsigned
    edited May 2008
    I know it's only a mere 8:28 but I've been dying to play "paradise by the dashboard light" since I first demoed guitar hero in best buy waay back in '05
  • HyeJinx1984HyeJinx1984 Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    WhiffleBallTony;660754 said:
    I have a large Grateful Dead collection and definitely the longest of theirs I've seen is "The Other One" live clocking in at a whopping 40 minutes.
    Oh I wasn't even touching the Dead's live performances. As a 'Jam band' a lot of theur live performances, even of existing songs, would go on forever, much longer than the original recordings. The Other One is definitely an Epic, but I don't think I've heard the 40 minute version.
  • fighting69thfighting69th Opening Act
    edited May 2008
    ImAnAutobot;660776 said:
    I know it's only a mere 8:28 but I've been dying to play "paradise by the dashboard light" since I first demoed guitar hero in best buy waay back in '05
    I try to karaoke that one when I go out. It makes everyone real mad.
  • HugokuHugoku Opening Act
    edited May 2008
    a21schizoidman;658185 said:
    Tales of Topographic Oceans - Yes over 80 minutes long

    next would be
    Thursday Afternoon - Brian Eno 61 minutes

    Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield is close to 50 minutes

    Karn Evil 9 - ELP is 30 minutes
    Tarkus - ELPis 20 minutes
    Echoes - Pink Floyd is close to 30 minutes
    Supper's Ready - Genesis is 20 minutes
    Amarok - Mike Oldfield is 60 minutes
    Tales of Topographic Oceans is not really a song but rather a suite in several different parts so I guess it does not count as one song.

    Brian Eno hardly qualifies as rock.

    I'd say Delirivm Cordia which is actually just one 74 minute track

    Then again we could enter into a discussion about what really counts as one song (maybe just different songs stringed together)
  • sowingssowings Unsigned
    edited May 2008
    The CD age has made it easier for artists to produce long songs. I think this category should be broken out to "Vinyl artists" and "CD artists". Though if that Tull song really does span both sides, they were ahead of their time.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited May 2008
    Hugoku;661203 said:
    Tales of Topographic Oceans is not really a song but rather a suite in several different parts so I guess it does not count as one song.

    Brian Eno hardly qualifies as rock.

    I'd say Delirivm Cordia which is actually just one 74 minute track

    Then again we could enter into a discussion about what really counts as one song (maybe just different songs stringed together)
    yes, but is only broken into 4 suites because well, vinyl can only hold so much, so it was a double album release, each side got one suite
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited May 2008
    Isn't there a song called "The Devil Glitch" that's over an hour long?
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited December 2008
    I win




    Yoo Doo Right - Can


    6 HOURS LONG
  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    BhindBluEyes430;658168 said:
    Wrong "Mountain Jam" 33:38 Duane Allman FTW

    Edit Damn I thought I was right
    I actually have a live Allman Brothers album with a 44 minute performance of Mountain Jam on it. Rumor has it that it was also edited down so that it could fit.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited December 2008
    thedoorsdk;1687982 said:
    I actually have a live Allman Brothers album with a 44 minute performance of Mountain Jam on it. Rumor has it that it was also edited down so that it could fit.
    Yoo Doo Right had to be edited down too, cuz it started at 12 hours, then went to 6

    finally to fit it on one side of vinyl it was edited to 20 minutes
  • CycoMiko138CycoMiko138 Rising Star
    edited December 2008
    Not a rock song and not recorded, but:
    "The longest - and most boring - musical piece ever "composed" (if the word fits here) is, in all likelihood, a piece for Organ called »Organ2/ASLSP« (As Slow(ly) and Soft(ly) as Possible), conceived by American composer/artist John Cage (1912-1992). An organist shows up at the St. Buchardi Church in Halberstadt, Germany to play a single, lasting note and leaves, to return again the next year and play the note that follows. The piece ends after 639 years, on September 4, 2640."

    D___________A___________M__________N___________!
    :eek:
  • CycoMiko138CycoMiko138 Rising Star
    edited December 2008
    The longest rock song I've ever heard was Dopesmoker by Sleep.(73:07)
  • theantkid12theantkid12 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence by Dream Theater

    Something around 40 minutes.
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    theantkid12;1690766 said:
    Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence by Dream Theater

    Something around 40 minutes.
    That is the longest one I know, I think it's something over 42 minutes
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