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    Default Need help with the name of this classic rock acoustic song

    Was hoping someone could help me out here. There's a song by a band of the '70's that is a really fast-tempo acoustic and keyboard song but it's mostly the acoustic riff that's so recognizable. There are no lyrics and I'm positive you all have heard it and know it. I thought it was by Emerson Lake and Palmer but I did a search of their catalog on iTunes and couldn't find any samples of it. So, maybe it's not ELP.

    Sorry for the very vague description....hopefully someone can help?

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    I was thinking of ELP's "In The Beginning" but you said it wasn't in ITunes (and it's kinda slow).

    Do you know any of the lyrics? If it's a classic rock song from the 70's you really only need to state about three consecutive words and I bet you will have an answer within 30 seconds.

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    How do the words go?





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    Random guess here:
    Jessica by the Allman Bros?
    Not really all acoustic...
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    No, there are no lyrics. Shit, I wish there was a better way to describe it but because there are no words it's kind of tough. I don't know why but both Emerson Lake and Palmer and ELO came to mind but I guess it's not by either of them. I'm almost certain it wasn't by a huge band of the 70's, but a band that might be able to scrape together enough songs to have a Greatest Hits.

    Haha....I can tell you the fast acoustic part goes like this:

    da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da. Da, da, da, da da........da duh duh duh!!



    If that helps anyone then you are truly a musical genious!
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    My guess:
    Fire on High - Electric Light Orchestra

    iTunes doesn't sample the acoustic part, (they cue the intro) but I am betting this is the tune.

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    What's the name of that fast Kansas song. It has a bunch of acoustic guitar on it and I think some keys as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres View Post
    What's the name of that fast Kansas song. It has a bunch of acoustic guitar on it and I think some keys as well.
    Carry on my Wayward Son????

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    Quote Originally Posted by scherb View Post
    My guess:
    Fire on High - Electric Light Orchestra

    iTunes doesn't sample the acoustic part, (they cue the intro) but I am betting this is the tune.
    I'm gonna second that one. And I didn't know the name of it, or who did it until about 6 months ago myself. The classic rock station would usually play it without any ID at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH_VAREB View Post
    This is like looking for a particular needle in a stack of needles.



    Unfortunately the sample for that ELO song is in the wrong spot. I'm leaning towards that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherb View Post
    My guess:
    Fire on High - Electric Light Orchestra

    iTunes doesn't sample the acoustic part, (they cue the intro) but I am betting this is the tune.
    We have a winner!!! Lol...Check out the best I could find. Here's a lame-ass MIDI file of the song. If you give it a minute it'll get to the acoustic part I described earlier (in MIDI form).

    If they didn't have such a rotten sound sample on iTunes I would have gotten this. Thanks for the help!


    http://www.thesequencers.us/Camel/elo.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH_VAREB View Post

    This is like looking for a particular needle in a stack of needles.
    As needles in the haystack go this didn't take long at all. Shit, even Chloe and Jack are impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    As needles in the haystack go this didn't take long at all. Shit, even Chloe and Jack are impressed.
    Awesome 24 reference!!


    I'm banging my head against the wall because I was thinking of the ELO song too, but the "acoustic" description threw me. That song has friggin everything in it.
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    Aha! ya got it. *DELETE*
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Awesome 24 reference!!


    I'm banging my head against the wall because I was thinking of the ELO song too, but the "acoustic" description threw me. That song has friggin everything in it.
    Yes, it does have everything and I can see why I misled you by calling it an acoustic song. But IMO it's the acoustic riff that makes the song.
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