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    Posted: January 28 2016 at 09:38
Only three studio albums from Egg* as opposed to 5 studio albums from The Nice.
But which were the better organ/drums and bass triumvirate?**
I'm going with Egg. 
I know The Nice have Keith Emerson, but Lee Jackson's voice... Wacko

*=OK, 4 albums if you count "Arzachel" with Steve Hillage before they changed their name to "Egg".

**=OK, four piece if you count Davy O'List for the first two albums
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 09:57
I quite agree on all. Jackson's voice is terrible and Arzachel is a very good album. The 5 Bridges suite is one of my favorite pices of music, but not all the Nice output is at that level.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 10:52
I just like Egg better............but The Nice did some good tracks here and there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 11:14
Egg is nice
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 12:21
Originally posted by AZF AZF wrote:

Only three studio albums from Egg* as opposed to 5 studio albums from The Nice.
But which were the better organ/drums and bass triumvirate?**
I'm going with Egg. 
I know The Nice have Keith Emerson, but Lee Jackson's voice... Wacko

*=OK, 4 albums if you count "Arzachel" with Steve Hillage before they changed their name to "Egg".

**=OK, four piece if you count Davy O'List for the first two albums
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 12:32
The Nice. I can't get into most Canterbury.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 14:05
Egg
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 15:37
The Nice...even with Lee Jackson's, uh, "voice" LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 15:51
The first thing (After "America") I heard of The Nice was their "Five Bridges Suite".
And no word of a lie, although I was happy to drift along with the musical blending of classical instrumentation, the second Lee Jackson started singing, I had a vivid image in my head of riot police breaking into my room and smashing up my stereo! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 17:50
^ Sometimes it was Jackson singing, sometimes it was Dave O'List.   Neither could sing worth a tuppence.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 18:42
I'd have to choose Egg, the instrumental passages are more varied and interesting than a lot of what The Nice did. I have most of the Nice albums, and although I like them just fine, I think I more appreciate and respect what they did as opposed to being overly thrilled by their music. An important stepping stone in the development of prog-rock, but the really interesting stuff was yet to come.

In my opinion, the vocals on both bands are the low point of their output.

But I have to say, I think I liked Jackson's singing a bit better on that cool Refugee album, even thoiugh they weren't great there either!

Edited by Aussie-Byrd-Brother - January 28 2016 at 18:43
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 18:52
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

The Nice. I can't get into most Canterbury.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2016 at 04:45
Emerson influenced Stewart heavily but I found ELP to be far more interesting and exciting to listen to than The Nice.  I love the sound of those Egg albums, particularly the post-humous Civil Surface, so Egg get my vote!
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