Since Zidane started this thread (good one, Zidane!!) -- I'm curious what he thinks about about the ideas that have been tossed out:
- Does it have to have heavy guitars or can an acoustic song be epic?
- How important is length?
- Do long solos over the same chord changes that make a song long count (e.g., Down By the River), or does the song have to have noticeably different sections with changes in dynamics, tempos, rhythms, instrumentation or whatever (e.g., Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway)?
In other words -- are we close to your original intent, Zidane?