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Long Johns: The best music to breach the 10-min barrier

Patrick Neylan "Patrick Neylan"
 
Meddle
Meddle
"Echoes (23.28min): Pink Floyd's archetype, full of psychological soundscapes; utterly laid back and dreamy."
Dandys Rule OK
Dandys Rule OK
"It's a Fast-Driving Rave-Up With the Dandy Warhols Sixteen Minutes (21.52min; the intro and outro give it the brutal extra 6). Totally unlike Echoes. Heavy, compulsive, repetitive, idiotic, wonderful."
In Concert 1970-1972
In Concert 1970-1972
"Space Truckin live (21.46min): Pure sex: an impro intro, then the formal bit before lurching into an urgent organ solo, then a wild, thrashing guitar cacophony ending in a sweaty and energetic climax."
Future Days (Remastered Sacd/CD Hybrid)
Future Days (Remastered Sacd/CD Hybrid)
"Bel Air (19.53min): as dreamy and floaty as Echoes, but with the rhythmic discipline of the Krautrock masters. Proggy yet funky; smooth and easy; deleriously magnificent."
Alice's Restaurant
Alice's Restaurant
"Alice's Restaurant Massacree (18.34min): Arlo Guthrie's hilarious folk protest about Vietnam is less a song; more like political standup with guitar."
Tago Mago
Tago Mago
"Halleluhwah (18.32min): Yes, it's Can again. This time the trippy trance that influenced 80s/90s electropop is harder, compulsive and difficult. A remorseless groove for truly hardboiled musos."
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond (13.36min - 26 if you count parts 6-9): Pink Floyd's homage to Syd Barrett, driven by sax and organ, is an ethereal masterpiece."
Red, 30th Anniversary Edition
Red, 30th Anniversary Edition
"Starless (12.16min) The coda from King Crimson's 'Red'; the last prog album; a melancholic fin de siècle piece building into a sinister bassy, jazzy groove, showing that prog can also be minimalistic."
The Doors [Expanded] [40th Anniversary Mixes]
The Doors [Expanded] [40th Anniversary Mixes]
"The End (11.42min): The grandaddy of them all. It's 1967 and The Doors show how rock could break its 4-minute straitjacket with this apocalyptic alternative to the Summer of Love."
A Farewell To Kings
A Farewell To Kings
"Xanadu (11.11min): Canadian post-prog masters Rush take fanstasy rock to its glorious limit. Proficiency and complexity meet ambition and energy."
Sarabande
Sarabande
"Bourée (11.07min: Deep Purple's keyboard maestro mixes rock with baroque, blending bongo rhythms with eastern melodies. 70s rock fusion anticipates World Music. Great fun for musicolgists."
Physical Graffiti
Physical Graffiti
"In My Time of Dying (11.05min): Led Zeppelin take a blues favourite (heard on Dylan's debut in 1960) and give it the heavy rock treatment. Slide guitar with glorious intensity."
Fragile [Expanded & Remastered]
Fragile [Expanded & Remastered]
"Heart of the Sunrise (10.34min):  Progtastic! Yes give you driving rock energy, startling musical proficiency while doing impossible things with time signatures. A validation of the progressive genre."