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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
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    Posted: January 01 2018 at 16:55
After the "Favorite PA Bands A-Z" got me thinking about my favourite band for each letter of the alphabet...

Here are 5 bands with names starting with the letter A which I feel have just about equal chance of winning a poll against each other.

I'm going with Art Zoyd. The other four bands all have at least one album which I prefer over my favourite AZ record (1980's Symphonie Pour le Jour ou Bruleront les Cités) but Art Zoyd is one of the most consistent band (in quality of output not personnel) I've ever been a fan of.
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Coincidentally, I was preparing a five A bands this morning, and was considering four of these five from it (and would have included three of them for sure). I got distracted by other things, and closed my tab.

Voting Art Zoyd, and I think Area would be my second choice. Arco Iris is the one of these I don't know well.

Edited by Logan - January 01 2018 at 17:06
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Amon Düül II. That´s the only one I have listened in those, although knowing Ash Ra Tempel.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 06:15
I've only listened to Amon Duul II, so they get the vote.
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Arco Iris!

A great go-to for fans of jazz, folk and psych alike, and one of the most ambitious Argentinian ensembles in terms of executing legendary concept works.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ALotOfBottle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 06:47
Ash Ra Tempel for me.
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Area. Amazing jazz fusion graced by the talents of the extra-extraordinary Demetrio Stratos!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 10:22
Gotta go with the Zoyd,. 
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Ash Ra Tempel for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 12:11
Would of picked Arena!..Smile

I have a huge list of bands,  but none of those i have in my collection..Confused


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 14:32
I'm still under the spell of Art Zoyd's box set and so I'll vote for them although the Düüls deserve the vote, too, and Area are another great band. Tough poll, very strong selection.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 15:01
Ash Ra Tempel!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mechanicalflattery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 15:13
Haven't heard any Arco Iris; all the rest have at least one very good or great album each. Art Zoyd and Area were both remarkably consistent, but with Zoyd's average quality per album ranking ever-so-slightly higher. Throw in Aksak Maboul or Agitation Free, and this would get incredibly tough. 
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Amon Düül II out of these great, fantastic bands.
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Close between Amon Düül II and Area.
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Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Arco Iris!

A great go-to for fans of jazz, folk and psych alike, and one of the most ambitious Argentinian ensembles in terms of executing legendary concept works.
 
Yep, arguably one of the best artists ever. Sudamerica and Agitor are too good. And to have double-albums so consistent is something unseen (besides Soft Machine's Third, Konvergencie, Freak Out!, and a few other exceptions)
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So it's between Arco Iris and Area for me.. Amon I could care less for, Zoyd I have one album but I do definitely like its sporadic nature. 

But nothing's as pure as Arco's output. Sitting next to me is Agitor, in fact. 

Head's up to for people interested in Arco: Amazon has a FULL MP3 version of Agitor Lucens V, which is odd since the only CD available on the market is cut by 20-or-so minutes. So if you're gonna buy it and don't wanna pay $400+, Amazon has a full version of it on their site. Take care!!
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I voted ADII, but obviously my favourite A band is the one that's listed first on PA. Because I'm in the band.
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