The Bomber by the James Gang

The Bomber by the James Gang (1970). Wikipedia article here.

"On the initial pressing of Rides Again, a 90-second electric rendition of Boléro is interpolated into the song "The Bomber." However, Ravel's estate (which still owns copyright on the work) objected, and as a result the track was edited and that section was removed from the song on subsequent pressings of the album until the late 1970s. CD re-issues of Rides Again contain the full version of "The Bomber," with the "Boléro" section restored."- from Wikipedia article

The Boléro piece starts at the 3:28 mark.

See My Way by Blodwyn Pig

See My Way by Blodwyn Pig (1970).

The Bolero beat (and full tribute) is from 3:10 to 3:50

The Knife by Genesis

The Knife by Genesis (1970). Wikipedia article here. The Bolero beat comes in at 7:15 and lasts until 7:52. Is this truly the Bolero beat - the first couple beats of each measure fits Bolero and then it's slightly different at the end of the measure. When does a beat no longer become considered the Bolero beat?

Child in Time by Deep Purple

Child in Time by Deep Purple (1970). Wikipedia article here.

Boléro is played at the 3:20 mark.

School's Out by Alice Cooper

School's Out by Alice Cooper (1972). Wikipedia article here.The Boléro rhythm is played throughout including at the 0:46, 2:00 and 2:50 minute marks.

Abaddon's Bolero by Emerson Lake & Palmer

Abaddon's Bolero by Emerson Lake & Palmer (1972). Wikipedia article here.

"Abaddon's Bolero" sounds like a martialized Boléro (in 4/4 rhythm rather than the usual 3/4). A single melody containing multiple modulations within itself is repeated over and over in ever more thickly layered arrangements, starting from a quiet hammond organ making a flute-like sound over a snare drum, and building up to an ear-shattering wall of sound. This aspect may well be a nod to the similar effect in Maurice Ravel's famous Bolero. Abaddon's Bolero is very replete with overdubs. Almost every time another instrument comes in, it's another overdub." - from Wikipedia article.

Lady by Styx

Lady by Styx (1973). Wikipedia article here. The Boléro beat starts at the 2:08 mark and runs till the end of the song.

Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973). Wikipedia article here.

The boléro beat can only be heard in the extended version of the song (below) and the beat runs from 9:25 to 9:38.

Living On Your Own by Budgie

Living On Your Own by Budgie. From the album "In for the Kill" (1974).

The Boléro starts at the 4:02 mark and continues until 5:56 and then again from 8:26 to 8:39. The longer Boléro section is actually a take on Beck's Bolero (see above for Beck's Bolero).

Stranglehold by Ted Nugent

Stranglehold by Ted Nugent (1975). Wikipedia article here.

Boléro is played at 5:55 mark and again at 6:27.

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