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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by Kory » 21 May 2018, 7:49pm

Van der Graaf Generator are the gods of prog as far as I'm concerned. Beyond that, Crimson rules, Gabriel-era Genesis is quite good, Yes have three decent albums, I don't really like ELP. Camel is pretty good, as is Caravan and much of the Canterbury scene. I think I'm the only Floyd fan here. Krautrock rules, especially Can. Their Soon Over Babaluma record is underrated.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by Wolter » 21 May 2018, 10:20pm

Oh yeah! VdGG are great!
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by Wolter » 21 May 2018, 10:23pm

eumaas wrote:
18 May 2018, 11:26am
Give me some input and I'll better tailor the recommendations. Also Wolter is a good source for recs.
A couple more I like quite a bit:
La Düsseldorf - s/t
Harmonia - Deluxe
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by Flex » 21 May 2018, 11:54pm

I'm a big (by normie standards, modest by Floyd standards) Floyd fan.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by eumaas » 22 May 2018, 12:28am

I like Animals. The rest of them have too many tracks I don't dig. I guess Piper is good too but it seems like a different band.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by Heston » 22 May 2018, 1:41am

How come I get shit for KISS but people can freely admit to liking Pink Floyd without fear of a public backlash?
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by JennyB » 22 May 2018, 9:49am

Heston wrote:
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How come I get shit for KISS but people can freely admit to liking Pink Floyd without fear of a public backlash?
Can't we hate both? Because I hate both.

Also, it's a new week. What's the new question/opinion, Westway?
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by JoseUnidos » 22 May 2018, 10:20am

drowninghere wrote:
18 May 2018, 10:49am
revbob wrote:
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Heston wrote:
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Would Spirit of Radio by Rush be classified as Prog Rock? I love that one but hate Rush in general.
I would say they tried to transform themselves from prog to radio friendly rock and at some point to something even more awful.
Um.. Spirit of Radio is not prog. Its also quite awesome. I'd say Rush were very easy to make fun of in the 70s, that they've definitely got 3 songs from 80-81 that are good or at least fun (Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer and Limelight) and that the "something even more awful" comment is a perfect description of them post-1982.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by eumaas » 22 May 2018, 10:23am

Heston wrote:
22 May 2018, 1:41am
How come I get shit for KISS but people can freely admit to liking Pink Floyd without fear of a public backlash?
I mean, I haven't listened to Pink Floyd in over half a decade I'd wager. When's the last time you listened to KISS?
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by WestwayKid » 22 May 2018, 10:35am

JennyB wrote:
22 May 2018, 9:49am
Heston wrote:
22 May 2018, 1:41am
How come I get shit for KISS but people can freely admit to liking Pink Floyd without fear of a public backlash?
Can't we hate both? Because I hate both.

Also, it's a new week. What's the new question/opinion, Westway?
I haven't thought of one quite yet...maybe later today! :mrgreen:
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by WestwayKid » 22 May 2018, 10:39am

Kory wrote:
21 May 2018, 7:49pm
Van der Graaf Generator are the gods of prog as far as I'm concerned. Beyond that, Crimson rules, Gabriel-era Genesis is quite good, Yes have three decent albums, I don't really like ELP. Camel is pretty good, as is Caravan and much of the Canterbury scene. I think I'm the only Floyd fan here. Krautrock rules, especially Can. Their Soon Over Babaluma record is underrated.
I have a love/hate thing with Floyd. I think they've done some good stuff. I love Gilmour's guitar playing - one of my faves. I like the early stuff with Syd and then I like the Dark Side/WYWH/Animals era. The Wall is a bit too much - though it has some good songs. After that it's hit and miss. Same goes for the post-Syd/pre-Dark Side years - some good songs...some brilliantly weird stuff, but also way too much that has not aged well.

I've started to explore Can - but it's going to take some solid listening before I can give a decent opinion.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by WestwayKid » 22 May 2018, 10:46am

Okay...for this week's opinion/question...let's go to the opposite side of the musical spectrum: 70's singer-songwriters. I do have a soft spot for certain musicians of this era/genre because my mom and dad listened to them...but I can also see why they sometimes get labeled as ineffectual, insipid wienie old hippies. Where do you stand? Do you like any of them - and if so - who?

I like Jackson Browne's early albums - same with James Taylor. I really like Gordon Lightfoot. I cannot stand John Denver.

Actually...I should probably throw that whole Laurel Canyon scene into the mix...just so I can express my dislike for The Eagles as people - even if I like some of their earlier songs.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by Heston » 22 May 2018, 10:55am

eumaas wrote:
22 May 2018, 10:23am
Heston wrote:
22 May 2018, 1:41am
How come I get shit for KISS but people can freely admit to liking Pink Floyd without fear of a public backlash?
I mean, I haven't listened to Pink Floyd in over half a decade I'd wager. When's the last time you listened to KISS?
Ok, it was last night.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by JennyB » 22 May 2018, 10:58am

WestwayKid wrote:
22 May 2018, 10:46am
Okay...for this week's opinion/question...let's go to the opposite side of the musical spectrum: 70's singer-songwriters. I do have a soft spot for certain musicians of this era/genre because my mom and dad listened to them...but I can also see why they sometimes get labeled as ineffectual, insipid wienie old hippies. Where do you stand? Do you like any of them - and if so - who?

I like Jackson Browne's early albums - same with James Taylor. I really like Gordon Lightfoot. I cannot stand John Denver.

Actually...I should probably throw that whole Laurel Canyon scene into the mix...just so I can express my dislike for The Eagles as people - even if I like some of their earlier songs.
I have a very soft spot for Gerry Rafferty.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 May 2018, 11:51am

The only one that I can think of off-hand who I dig is Paul Simon. I don't hate the genre, I suppose; it generally bores me. At the same time, I dislike intensely Jann Wenner, so his ardent promotion of 70s singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne doesn't do it any favours.
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