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Electric Light Orchestra vs Steely Dan

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Poll Question: Which band do you like the most
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29 [51.79%]
6 [10.71%]
3 [5.36%]
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    Posted: February 17 2019 at 03:09
In the same tradition as previous duals, don't remembef if this have beenn done before.

Some interesting similarities and contrasts, one is jazz, one is symphonic, very sophisticatef bands. So whos your choise
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This one's gonna be both for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 05:59
Uffa. First time that I vote for Steely Dan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 07:40
not a fan of ELO-- am a fan of Steely Dan
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 08:24
Loved ELO when I was twelve (New World Record) but never liked anything after that, and was heartily sick of them by about 1978. Steely Dan were different story. I first heard 'Pretzel Logic' and loved it when I was about fourteen or fifteen, but never quite managed to find the same affection for anything else they did - including re-buying Katy Lied and Aja decades later.  So, on the basis that I nowadays still like Pretzel Logic, I'd have to vote SD.  I wonder how many people discovered them because Walter white namechecked them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jamesbaldwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 09:30
Dan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 09:45
Today in this forum I have read about fleshlights and steely dans, what kind of sordid place is Prog Archives turning into?

In William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, a Steely Dan, the "Steely Dan III from Yokohama", is steam-powered, but I'm tempted to go with the Electric Steely Dan (i.e. both) for the purposes of this poll. That said, I'm more into ELO, so ELO will get my vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 09:45
Never stopped loving ELO since discovering Time in my parents collection as a kid. A rare vote for the band not being Steely Dan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 09:46
No, not yet but SD will probably clean the floor with ELO. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 10:02
Steely Dan. ELO had some excellent albums in their beginning, but went more pop oriented when they got some commercial success.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 10:03
Other than ELO's first 2 albums, Steely Dan wins hands down.  They win anyway because they had many more great albums than ELO, who only had occasional interesting tracks after their first 2 albums.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 10:31
Steely Dan.  ELO had a couple of nice songs, that's about it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oganesson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 10:45
Honestly, as a big fan of both bands, I'll go for both here. It's too difficult for me to choose.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 11:32
Neither.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 12:23
Steely Dan. What is it with all these matchups with Steely Dan? Methinks someone has a fixation on the Dan.
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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: February 17 2019 at 13:25
ELO is forced, but this is definitely a neither situation again. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 13:31
Dan v BOC! 

This one is a slam dunk Dan.  ELO is not in their league. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote socrates17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 14:47
I wish I could have voted ONLY for the 1st ELO album, but I dislike the ones after Roy left and I don't like Steely Dan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 17:00
Still the Dan, but I do still love ELO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2019 at 17:09
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Steely Dan. ELO had some excellent albums in their beginning, but went more pop oriented when they got some commercial success.

And SD were never pop oriented with commercial success? 
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