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freebird, stairway or?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by fuzzbender, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

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    I turn to freebird for my redemption, you?
     
  2. Tdub

    Tdub Friend of Leo's

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    I'm diggin' the live versions of Stairway lately.

    I never cared for Freebird, except for the scene in the movie Elizabethtown.
     
  3. TxTeleMan

    TxTeleMan Tele-Afflicted

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    Never played either one. Don't plan to.

    Oh, like every other guitar player, I learned to play the intro to Stairway. Forty years ago. That was enough. I appreciate the lead part; It's one of the classic rock music leads. That it was played on a Tele makes it that much better. Never bothered to learn it. Never going to play it.

    Never liked Freebird. I find it depressing and boring. JMO.
     
  4. krisls

    krisls Tele-Holic

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    Ummm, okay I'll put my hand up. I learnt Stairway as a 15yo school kid, because I sorta liked it and it would impress the hell outa the other school kids. I could play it right through, fingerpicking, power chords and solo stuff. Haven't for a long time , but probably could still bluff it.

    Know Freebird and Sweet Home but not as well. I bet we all have songs like that.. there's a few others....

    Kristina
     
  5. RevMike

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    Never bothered with Stairway. I figured people heard it enough on the radio. As for Freebird. I've played it in bars a few times. Usually gets a bunch of hollers from the crowd. I'll admit that as the keyboard player, I really enjoy playing the organ intro (thats usually when the drunken "FREEBIRD!" shouts ensue). Then about 62 seconds into the song....I'm totally bored.
     
  6. drett

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    I think we're all trained to be a bit to cool for school for these songs, what with the sarcastic chanting of "Freebird" I hear so often at the end of concerts (which has itself become the tell-tale call of drunk people), and this:



    Good guitar songs, though. Hard to argue that.
     
  7. Cheesehead

    Cheesehead Friend of Leo's

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    I dig Stairway. Lately I've tried playing the whole thing. I can play the solo okay and it's fun to give it a go. i just taught my 16-year-old parts of the song.

    Freebird is a fun song to listen to once in a while...
     
  8. davenumber2

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    Both are so overplayed that it just crushes my soul any time I hear them.
     
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    I'm more of a Rocky Mountain Way guy myself.
     
  10. OceanBoy

    OceanBoy Tele-Meister

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    I was heavily influenced by Mason William's "Classical Gas" when it came out. I wanted to play classical guitar.

    But one day, I was hanging out with my older sister at a friend's place. She said there was some pretty guitar in this new song (Stairway to Heaven). I really thought the first part of the song was cool, but once that solo started, I was floored.. It still gives me chills. I guess that's why I don't have as much a hate on for that song like most people. It really was a life changing experience the first time I heard it.

    I'm a Skynyrd fan too. I like "Simple Man" more than "Freebird." :D
     
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    Ignoring all the internal politics surrounding "Yoko Bono" and the breakup of the band, I find The Allman Brother's "Jessica" to be a mellifluous tonic for all that ails me.
     
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    "Sweet Home Chicago" - Playing the Intro and improvising turnarounds make me feel like a real guitar player!
     
  13. kelnet

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    When I need to really wail, vocally and on guitar, I ask the band if we can play Sympathy for the Devil (the YaYa's version). It's amazingly cathartic.
     
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    mc_1 Tele-Holic

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    free-form jazz exploration/odyssey.
     
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    I have not dinked with either of them in a long, long, time.

    I've got a few sets of MP3s on my players, to choose from, that I startu-up, sit down, and start playin' along with. Provides a couple of hours, of stress relief.
     
  16. Wailin' Tele

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    I haven't heard either in years, so no over saturation here, I like both.
     
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    How 'bout :

    FreeWay

    or

    StairBird
     
  18. Tdub

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    98 Rock classic rock station in Tampa back around 1990 switched to a "new rock" format, but before they did, they played only Stairway To Heaven for about 2 days straight, maybe longer. Then they went to an all Led Zeppelin format for a couple of weeks, then added Pink Floyd, then an American band (Aerosmith perhaps, I can't recall). It was interesting.
     
  19. BiggerJohn

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    Neither. Been played too many times. Just like Pride and Joy. Overplayed. come to think of it, I haven't heard any of those in quite some time. Every time some clown in the crowd shouts out one of those he gets ignored.
     
  20. jazztele

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    In front of a festival crowd?
     
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