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Power Balladry #2972721
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I feel like the hard won knowledge of ancient power balladeers has maybe has begun to erode

We may be in a Dark Age in which this knowledge could be forever lost

It may fall on noble monks with cool hair to preserve this legacy for all time

Thus I beseech thee to list thine favorite power ballads

I will start

GNR “Don’t Cry”

I don’t think it gets much better

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Originally Posted by BillyOcean
I feel like the hard won knowledge of ancient power balladeers has maybe has begun to erode

We may be in a Dark Age in which this knowledge could be forever lost

It may fall on noble monks with cool hair to preserve this legacy for all time

Thus I beseech thee to list thine favorite power ballads

I will start

GNR “Don’t Cry”

I don’t think it gets much better




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Re: Power Balladry [Re: BillyOcean] #2972752
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Best use of a power ballad in a film.

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Power ballads suck and were just a way for record companies to push airplay and get the Stuarts of the world (to Winger's chagrin) to listen.

Anthrax/SOD gave them their proper due.





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I think power ballads need to be re-evaluated

Properly done, they build a tension that begs for release in a rockin end verse

They also often have epic bridge guitar solos

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Aerosmith had a good one with "Angel."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBTOGVb_cQg


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November Fvcking Rain.

GnR could get away with a power ballad because of Axl's huge range and ability, and Slash's sustain and sweet bendy style playing slow.

Also, good song writing.

I give a meh to most other power ballads.


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I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh
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K, nevermind.

THIS is the best power ballad EVAR!!!!!


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Don't stir the pot if you don't know the ingredient.

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I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh
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Maybe we need to rethink our preconceived notions of power balladry

I submit that “Soma” by Smashing Pumpkins may be considered a power ballad

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