Back in the '70's and early '80's there was a type of Rock that was best described as long form story telling with extended musical passages.
In the radio biz we referred to this type of Rock as Progressive Rock or Prog Rock.
We also referred to the songs as "bathroom" or "smoke" break songs.
Because usually these songs would be a minimum length of at least 6 minutes and sometimes up to 20 minutes.
So it would give a Radio DJ ample time to take a refreshing bathroom break or a relaxing smoke break without having to cue up another record.
Yes...this was when DJ's actually played records...remember those?
So in honor of those Stoner Prog Rock songs, here's a Top 10 List of Prog Rock albums that you may or may not be familiar with.
10. Moving Pictures - Rush
9. Red - King Crimson
8. Hemispheres - Rush
7. Selling England By The Pound - Genesis
6. In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
5. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis
4. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
3. Close To The Edge - Yes
2. Metropolis Part Two - Dream Theater
1. 2112 - Rush