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Poll Question: Which legendary prog epic do you think is best?
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    Posted: February 24 2019 at 03:16
Impossible to choose? Let's find out!

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Edited by Frenetic Zetetic - February 25 2019 at 02:29
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Cast the first vote for Supper's Ready.  (although I also like A Plague...)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 04:26
I voted Supper's Ready.
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People usually seem to consider Plague as a compositional mess but I think its dramaturgically flawless. While hm Supper's Ready - well I love it but never really feel the urge to spin it anymore. I always found the first part more promising than the full epic delivers as well. VdGG for me. 
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Suppers ready is too much built.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 07:22
Cool perspectives. I assumed everyone would default to Supper's Ready.
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Impossible, but, with a gun to my head, Supper's Ready
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 08:10
Tough choice. Actually, not really. Love "Plague" but "Supper's Ready" is one of greatest songs of all time. The fact that I heard it when I was in high school and didn't discover VDGG until I was in my 20s gives it extra nostalgia appeal.
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 Both great songs, but I think which Supper's Ready is superior!!!
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Suppers Ready is one of the greatest pieces of prog ever---even Peter Gabriel still loves it Shocked

Plague is a rambling pretentious whatever like a lot of that bands stuff

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scorpius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 11:24
Easily VDGG. I know I stand quite opposed in this belief but i've never really liked Suppers Ready all that much. Just doesnt do as much for me as something like LLDOB or a lot of material from SEBTP.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 11:29
Supper's Ready, it set the tone for a lot of Prog which came afterwards, a hugely influential song.
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I HATE Van Der Graaf Generator so Supper's Ready by far
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 13:51
I've read A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers described as the antithesis of Supper's Ready. Both are masterpieces, but in their own way. I had intended to create a poll of this pairing of songs because I felt it would be good indicator of the general type of music that the people here like.
 
Of course, my vote goes to A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers because it is more inline with the type of music I enjoy (not to mention that my whole identity on this forum is about VdGG).
 
 
 
I was thinking about thinking but it really didn't get me very far.
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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 24 2019 at 13:55
Love both, but Plague. 
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Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:

I've read A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers described as the antithesis of Supper's Ready. Both are masterpieces, but in their own way. I had intended to create a poll of this pairing of songs because I felt it would be good indicator of the general type of music that the people here like.
 
Of course, my vote goes to A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers because it is more inline with the type of music I enjoy (not to mention that my whole identity on this forum is about VdGG).
 
 
 

Exactly why I made this poll/thread. I'm glad others feel the same; these two are quintessential prog epics of opposing calibers. (for me).

I can't fault anyone for choosing either. I actually always forget Lighthouse came out a year sooner than Supper's Ready!
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Absolutely a no-brainer. Supper's Ready by at least 2.5 stars. 


Originally posted by CristauxFeur CristauxFeur wrote:

I HATE Van Der Graaf Generator so Supper's Ready by far
 

I love both bands, but I can hardly imagine I would love VdGG when I was your age. Even now it's an acquired taste. Van der Graaf Generator has a serious problem with epics, but their discography is almost on par with Genesis's.



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Supper's Ready without a doubt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 23:35
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

People usually seem to consider Plague as a compositional mess but I think its dramaturgically flawless. While hm Supper's Ready - well I love it but never really feel the urge to spin it anymore. I always found the first part more promising than the full epic delivers as well. VdGG for me. 
I think Plague is a compositional masterpiece but I still prefer Supper.
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Suppers Ready. I find Plague almost unlistenable.
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