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Posted: 17 Dec 07, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,

I've a question: anyone knows what pieces of classic music are used in this song? I can recognize the final part of Tchaikovsky's Overture 1812 (which was used by Cozy Powell in his drum solos too), but I can't recognize any other (for example, the beginning of the song).

Thank you very much and sorry for my bad Engish... ;-)

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Posted: 17 Dec 07, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

guess there's some Richard Wagner in there as well, but I might be wrong


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Posted: 18 Dec 07, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it's true, Ride of the valkyries :-).

But there are still more pieces. I'm almost sure the beginning of the song is one of them.

Thanks!

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Posted: 19 Dec 07, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are also the "Figaro"-quote: "my hero, my hero, my hero..."