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Poll Question: Preference?
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    Posted: January 28 2017 at 00:37
Purpose behind this poll: The Beatles were a song oriented band that so many prog fans wish were a prog band, as if that were going to happen. Asia, comprised of notable prog musos had the audacity to write and record songs now that the knew how. The Beatles were loved for their songs, Asia derided for their songs - and vice versa. Or both. What an odd bunch we prog fans are. Can we make up our mind?

I was going to have an either or category but respecting the intelligence, or at least retail judgment of those here then we shall have the either / or else type options.

Instrumentally based songs versus lyric and melody based songs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 00:51
WTF ??
Asia are my preference, even though I probably enjoy both equally (in small doses). I'm not a big fan of either, though I have respect for both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 03:26
I much prefer to listen to Asia, but I accept that the Beatles were much more important as a band.
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I only like John Payne-era Asia, and they sound more like Journey, Toto or Survivor than anything close to the Beatles.

Although John Payne was a big fan of ELO wich is more or less a second generation Beatles. So maybe it's not a silly comparison.
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Oh my god! FC Barcelona playing Oldham Athletics.
(And no, I don't identify that whole continent with Barcelona. Wink)


Edited by Lewian - January 28 2017 at 06:17
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Spice Girls
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 06:26
The Beatles and it's not even close!
Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 06:28
The Beatles. No question.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 06:32
The Beatles..


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TeleStrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 07:09
The Beatles are definitely my choice here.
I've always been a big fan of The Beatles' middle years, Beatles '65 through Revolver.
I like the early stuff and the later stuff but I'm always drawn toward the middle years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 08:02
Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

The Beatles and it's not even close!

This---Beatles wrote perfect arty pop songs---I mean Howe is one of the greatest guitarists ever---and what he did on the first Asia album by reinventing his style was great---but not an Asia fan at all except for the nostalgia value of the first album.
Anything that remotely sounds like Toto, Journey, FOreigner, etc is not my kind of music. And I don't think Asia is exactly that but the big corny AOR ballad thing is not my thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DeadSouls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 08:32
Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Spice Girls
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 09:24
Let's see, the most important and influential rock band of all time, versus a band in which the members were more influential and important when they played in previous bands.
And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 09:43
So let me get this straight. Prog can't be song oriented?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 09:59
Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

The Beatles and it's not even close!


The Beatles songs I love; I have never been a fan at all of Asia, whose commerciality is rivaled only by Boston, and represents everything I despised about music when it died (temporarily) in the late '70s. Arena rock = crap, IMHO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 10:11
Stones.
"I'm spacing out. I see silences between the leaves."- lyric from the song Chimacum Rain by Linda Parhecs, who at seventy still claims to never have taken a single drug in her life.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 10:16
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Stones.

And my brother's back at home
With his Beatles and his Stones,
We never got if off on that revolution stuff -- 
What a drag, too many snags. 
And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 10:26
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Stones.


Me too. Thankfully the doctor said they will pass on their own. But man, they are excruciatingly painful.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 10:38
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Stones.

And my brother's back at home
With his Beatles and his Stones,
We never got if off on that revolution stuff -- 
What a drag, too many snags. 
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