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Poll Question: Gentle Giant or Caravan?
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    Posted: October 05 2017 at 16:23
In The Land of Grey and Pink is just a fun album imo.. so is In a Glass House by GG, for sure. And really all around I find these to be two of the more 'Fun' prog bands(some may disagree). So anyway, I decided why not a poll to compare these two great bands. 

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Camel: Good
Gentle Giant: Great
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kepler62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 16:31
Gentle Giant is very unique. I don't have any particular system of ordering in my record collection but the GG albums are all together.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 16:33
^ Camel ??
Love both Caravan and Gentle Giant equally. For the life of me, I couldn't choose one over the other.....soz
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 16:34
Gentle Giant for sure, but Caravan is not that far away.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 16:54
Caravan (Camel) LOL  then Gentle Giant.  Some GG albums can be too difficult to get into!!Smile
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Caravan and Camel are NOT THE SAME THING lol. My man R Sinclair was part of a couple Camel albums but as far as I know that's it. 

Edit: David Sinclair may have been with them for a while also, but still.. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frankh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 17:06
Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Caravan and Camel are NOT THE SAME THING lol. My man R Sinclair was part of a couple Camel albums but as far as I know that's it. 

Edit: David Sinclair may have been with them for a while also, but still.. 


So no Camel in Caravan, but yes Caravan in Camel.

I may be a little bit confused. Even BEFORE this.

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Originally posted by Frankh Frankh wrote:

Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Caravan and Camel are NOT THE SAME THING lol. My man R Sinclair was part of a couple Camel albums but as far as I know that's it. 

Edit: David Sinclair may have been with them for a while also, but still.. 


So no Camel in Caravan, but yes Caravan in Camel.

I may be a little bit confused. Even BEFORE this.


I guess you could say that lol. But still, they are.. NOT THE SAME THING! AHHHHHHHH!!! 

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Ah, but a group of camels crossing the desert is a caravan
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^Ok, you got me. It's the same thing.. who are we kidding lol. 
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Someone should start a new poll..


Are Caravan and Camel the same thing? 


Yes

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Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Originally posted by Frankh Frankh wrote:

Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Caravan and Camel are NOT THE SAME THING lol. My man R Sinclair was part of a couple Camel albums but as far as I know that's it. 

Edit: David Sinclair may have been with them for a while also, but still.. 


So no Camel in Caravan, but yes Caravan in Camel.

I may be a little bit confused. Even BEFORE this.



I guess you could say that lol. But still, they are.. NOT THE SAME THING! AHHHHHHHH!!! 

BTW Welcome. Smile


Sorry, sorry lol ...

I was amusing myself and apparently no one else.

This happens all the time.

Love both bands btw...once owned Mirage and In The Land Of Grey And Pink on vinyl in some now long distant epoch.

lol

And thx for the welcome!

Also btw, saw Gentle Giant twice c. 1976-77. UnbeLIEVable.

Don't think, as good as they were, either Caravan or Camel could've held up to Giant. The first time I saw them they opened for the wonderful Renaissance and blew them out of the building. Never saw the opening act dominate like that again.
Had to have been a difficult tour for Annie Haslam and company.
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Originally posted by Frankh Frankh wrote:

 
Sorry, sorry lol ...

I was amusing myself and apparently no one else.

This happens all the time.

Love both bands btw...once owned Mirage and In The Land Of Grey And Pink on vinyl in some now long distant epoch.

lol

And thx for the welcome!

Also btw, saw Gentle Giant twice c. 1976-77. UnbeLIEVable.

Don't think, as good as they were, either Caravan or Camel could've held up to Giant. The first time I saw them they opened for the wonderful Renaissance and blew them out of the building. Never saw the opening act dominate like that again.
Had to have been a difficult tour for Annie Haslam and company.

Wow, you're lucky! Yeah I have no doubt that seeing GG live back then was an experience, I've heard they were energetic and very proficient(all of them). Also those are both GREAT albums that you mentioned. 

For me, personally, Caravan is special. I'm not sure if I'd put them ahead of GG but ONLY because GG is one of my four favorite prog bands ever.. but, other than that, Caravan is very very tough to beat imo(I love all of their first 7 albums). And their most recent one Paradise Filter. 
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Close call. Gotta compare the three major releases (which three Gentle Giant albums come out on top is debatable).

If I Could... > Acquiring the Taste
In The Land of the Grey and Pink < Octopus
For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night > In a Glass House

Caravan for me.
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Caravan for me...
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Originally posted by Frankh Frankh wrote:


Also btw, saw Gentle Giant twice c. 1976-77. UnbeLIEVable.

The first time I saw them they opened for the wonderful Renaissance and blew them out of the building. Never saw the opening act dominate like that again.


Saw GG open for Yes in '76...they were amazing, but unlike the show you saw they did not blow these headliners off the stage, but who could blow mid 70's Yes off any stage?  Anyway, 2nd concert I attended...still haven't recovered LOL

As far as the poll...GG for me.  I really like 'In the Land of Grey and Pink' a lot, but very few bands I would rate over Gentle Giant!


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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Saw GG open for Yes in '76...they were amazing, but unlike the show you saw they did not blow these headliners off the stage, but who could blow mid 70's Yes off any stage?  Anyway, 2nd concert I attended...still haven't recovered LOL

As far as the poll...GG for me.  I really like 'In the Land of Grey and Pink' a lot, but very few bands I would rate over Gentle Giant!

Wow! I would pay good money to go back in time and be physically at that concert(Gentle Giant opening for Yes in 1976). 
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Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

In The Land of Grey and Pink is just a fun album imo.. so is In a Glass House by GG, for sure. And really all around I find these to be two of the more 'Fun' prog bands(some may disagree). So anyway, I decided why not a poll to compare these two great bands. 
I agree with In the Land/Caravan of course but Gentle Giant post-Octopus has something claustrophobic or anxious to it. The playfulness or rather intricacies is there but it doesn't strike me as the sound of a band enjoying themselves. Lyrics or topics aren't much fun either, but rather bleak. Acquiring The Taste however is packed with inventiveness and creativity and closer to my idea of fun - although less laid-back than the unpretentious silliness of Caravan. 

All in all I guess I prefer Gentle Giant but not by far.
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