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    Default Spanish Fly vs Little Guitars (Intro)

    Which one of these short instrumentals do you like better?

    While I always marvel at the masterpiece that is 'Spanish Fly' which always gives me sore fingers everytime I listen to it, I'm gonna go with the flamenco-like intro to 'Little Guitars'. Just like to sit back and listen to that beautiful piece of crafted music and let my mind drift for that very brief 45 seconds or so.
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    good battle

    I'm going to have to go with Little Spanish Fly Guitars.
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    Fly is amazing, but there is something special about the intro for Little Guitars. It is so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth
    I'm going to have to go with Little Spanish Fly Guitars.
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    Love 'em both, but gotta go with "Little Guitars". Diver Down was the first VH album I owned so there's some sentimental value there.
    And what is that noise at the begining of "Spanish Fly"?
    I always thougt it sounded like Eddie groaning 'cause Ted Templeman made him do another take.
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    Spanish Fly, please! Clever little follow-up to Eruption.
    Although LG is friggin cool. No, I gotta go with Spanish Fly. Yeah, before I change my mind.

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    Spanish Fly is too cool.
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    Eddie said it took him three weeks to come up with the intro to Little Guitars. He said he did Spanish Fly when he was drunk at a new years eve party in 1978, and Ted Templeman told him ta put it on VHII. So if i hadnt known this, Id choose Little Guitars, but since spanish fly really didnt take any thinking or practicing, id have ta go with that. Both are incredible though.
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    Both lead into two of my top five favorite DLR era songs....I'll take Spanish Fly though.

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    Default Spanish Fly Noice

    Quote Originally Posted by Han Valen
    Love 'em both, but gotta go with "Little Guitars". Diver Down was the first VH album I owned so there's some sentimental value there.
    And what is that noise at the begining of "Spanish Fly"?
    I always thougt it sounded like Eddie groaning 'cause Ted Templeman made him do another take.
    It's Ed saying, "Here we go," or something like that.

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    It really depends on the mood I am in. Both are great guitar pieces and I can't say either one is better.
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    Little Guitars, the intro. It's just so cool and epic sounding. Like something great is getting ready to happen then WHAM BAM Little Guitars! Great song.
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    It's a no contest for me being that VH II is my favorite album and Spanish Fly is one of the reasons why.

    Killer intro with the tapped harmonics, and then Ed just goes fucking nuts. I can play all the tapping parts in that tune but haven't worked out the picked parts. It's fun to play and everybody always digs the long stretch of the fingers. I've just always liked the way that tune flowed, but the LG intro is the shit too
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    Little Guitars is one of my favorite songs by anybody, so therefore I am a little jaded!
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    Spanish Fly by far!

 

 

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