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Poll Question: which band do you like the most
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    Posted: March 20 2018 at 00:16
Two quality bandsxwhom made some really good albums but who do you like the most
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 00:52
Two bands I'm less familiar with - beyond the obvious 'hits' and key tracks. Have to go with Argent as 'Hold Up Your Head' is one of my favourite tracks of the early 70s. Also any band who can have the lyric like 'Love Cliff Richard, but please don't tease" deserve a salute!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 03:30
I am not very familiar with these bands either, buth they are not unknown to me. Both bands are good, but I prefer Argent. And I have loved Hold Your Head Up for more than 45 years whereas I am not very fond of Sonja Kristina's vocals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 03:34
Argent I guess
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 03:50
Curved Air.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 05:01
Argent is ahead? I think Curved Air is in a different league.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 05:49
Argent, they really put out some great music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 06:13
Argent for me. Most recall their All Together Now album, but Circus from 1975 is an underrated gem.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 07:39
^I think Nexus is more interesting than Circus.....but as always it's subjective.
Argent for me...when the first two came out I was in college and they became sentimental favorites....wasn't even aware of Curved Air until a few years later though the Curved Air albums might be  more creative at times.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 08:00
Argent +1
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 08:29
Curved Air
"Larks' tongues. Wrens' livers. Chaffinch brains. Jaguars' earlobes. Wolf nipple chips. Get 'em while they're hot. They're lovely. Dromedary pretzels, only half a denar."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 12:03
Argent was a great and woefully unrecognized band, but Curved Air was breathtaking.  I voted for Curved Air.  I saw each band live only once, both at the Fillmore East (I got the dates from the show list website, my memory ain't THAT good).  Argent opened for Lee Michaels and The Moody Blues in March of 1970.  I remember really enjoying their set, but I don't remember it in detail since it was so long ago.  Curved Air opened for Edgar Winter's Utter Trash (sorry, fans) and Emerson Lake and Palmer, May 1st 1971.  I didn't see Edgar's set because I was hiding in an upper stairwell where you couldn't hear the racket on stage, but Curved Air's set is etched in my memory.  I can close my eyes and see Sonja in my head.  They blew ELP (I always preferred The Nice, anyway) off the stage.  Based on that one appearance, I classify them among the most electrifying live bands that I've ever seen.  Curved Air's albums, including Live at the BBC, still make my brain melt.  I think I will pop the 1st 3 into the changer now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 13:36
Argent; Curved Air lacks punch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 13:58
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 14:40
Zombies! Just kidding, Argent. (But I do like the Zombies better!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 14:43
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

^I think Nexus is more interesting than Circus.....
Just picked up a nice vinyl of Nexus Doc for $5. Gonna play it now!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 15:09
CA I suppose, not really a fan of either. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 15:23
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

^I think Nexus is more interesting than Circus.....
Just picked up a nice vinyl of Nexus Doc for $5. Gonna play it now!

Nice price.....I don't see that one often....found one a few years back...never bought it when it first came out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 16:13
Tim Rodford is quite good bass player
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2018 at 16:47
Curved Air man... love them.  Don't really get talked about as much as perhaps they should around these parts but that really was a damn good group. Especially with Monkman and Way.
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