Long songs are dumb. If you’re in a band and contemplating making a 10 minute epic, don’t. 99.9999% of the time it will suck. While you’re jamming away in your 4 minute guitar solo, or screaming along to your 12th chorus; I can tell you that no one is really paying attention and all of the interest is synthetic.
Sometimes a long song will have good parts, but will go on for way to long, forcing us to fast forward through the bullshit to get to the gold (‘Wipers – Youth of America’, ‘Television – Marquee Moon’, most Pink Floyd songs). This is always tragic waste of a good idea, an idea being sacrificed for it’s maker’s ego. Remember, it’s not the length that matters, it’s how you use it.
Here are a list of songs that avoid this and stay interesting for their entirety:
10. NOFX – The Decline
9. NOFX – The Decline
8. NOFX – The Decline
7. NOFX – The Decline
6. NOFX – The Decline
5. NOFX – The Decline
4. NOFX – The Decline
3. NOFX – The Decline
2. NOFX – The Decline
1. NOFX – The Decline
Do you get what I’m trying to say?
No one has time for more than 10 minutes of you. If this post makes you mad, and your scrambling to find that Zeppelin song to prove me wrong, you’re part of the problem.