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Caravan vs Gentle Giant

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Poll Question: Gentle Giant or Caravan?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 04:38
I like both bands. but this is an easy pick: Gentle Giant.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 07:45
love Caravan

but

GG
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 08:17
Originally posted by Frankh Frankh wrote:

 
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.
 
I saw the same tour! I think it was '76; Playing the Fool is a decent representation of what I saw. First time I ever heard Gentle Giant, went to see Renaissance and GG blew me away. Renaissance was great, too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 08:27
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 08:31
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Gentle Giant for sure, but Caravan is not that far away.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ALotOfBottle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 08:41
Gentle Giant for me.
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Caravan, no doubt.
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GG.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 09:36
Gentle Giant for four reasons:

1) Octopus
2) In A Glass House
3) The Power & The Glory
4) Free Hand

Only In The Land Of Grey And Pink comes close to the above (IMO.) 

(Unless you're counting Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness.)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 17:12
Both excellent bands, but I've gotta go with Caravan. For Girls... has to be one of the best albums of the early 70's.
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Love both but easily Caravan.
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I admire the music GG came up with---beyond original---so GG
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 01:09
Caravan made the best album by either band (ITLOGAP), but overall, GG are my slight preference.

So, Caravan - very good, GG great. (But Camel, who are not the same as Caravan even though there are strong links, are immortal)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ForestFriend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 10:21
These are two bands that are pretty much on the opposite end of the spectrum, and I love them both for different reasons. But I think Gentle Giant was a lot more consistent and interesting (until The Missing Piece), whereas Caravan was sometimes a bit hit or miss even during their prime.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Olape Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 10:32
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

I admire the music GG came up with---beyond original---so GG

GG is one of my top three bands ever, so Clap.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dopeydoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 15:45
Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

Camel: Good
Gentle Giant: Great


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 15:54
I did see Caravn open up for Nektar on the Evolution tour. I didn't have any Caravan in my collection but I did pick up a couple.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2017 at 14:02
I like both bands but Caravan for me....I adore the whole Canterbury thing and at times GG is simply too pretentious for me.
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Love both but easily Caravan.


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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: October 09 2017 at 21:55
Both are great. I'm going with Caravan, but it's really close.
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