Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Cat Food vs Ladies of the Road
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Cat Food vs Ladies of the Road

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Poll Question: Which King Crimson song do you like the most
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
33 [73.33%]
12 [26.67%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message
Icarium View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: March 21 2008
Location: Tigerstaden
Status: Offline
Points: 30416
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Cat Food vs Ladies of the Road
    Posted: June 11 2019 at 16:19
Two homages made to the Beatles by King Crimson. So cleverly done most people wont not it, but Cat Food and Ladies of the Road is homage or variations of Come Together bass line "in a very cool way" imo.


Edited by Icarium - June 11 2019 at 16:49
Back to Top
Man With Hat View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Jazz-Rock/Fusion/Canterbury Team

Joined: March 12 2005
Location: Neurotica
Status: Offline
Points: 128553
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 16:34
Easily CF
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
Back to Top
Manuel View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 09 2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 16:47
Two very different song, with different themes and moods. The live version of Cat Food is quite excellent, and just for that, it gets my vote.
Back to Top
Icarium View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: March 21 2008
Location: Tigerstaden
Status: Offline
Points: 30416
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 16:50
But am I the only whom hear the node towards Come Together by the Beatles, if ever so slightly.
Back to Top
Barbu View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 09 2005
Location: Collusion Mt.
Status: Offline
Points: 27903
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 17:57
Ladies
we found footprints in the snow
Back to Top
verslibre View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: July 01 2004
Location: CA
Status: Offline
Points: 5666
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 18:03
Cat Food
Back to Top
BaldJean View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: May 28 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 7982
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 18:09
I like both.

the biggest homage to the Beatles by King Crimson is of course "Happy Family"


A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo pricipiis obsta
Back to Top
tboyd1802 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 01 2012
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 783
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tboyd1802 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 18:48
Like both - tough choice. Cat Food, however, since the first time I heard it - probably 1977ish - on a borrowed copy of The Young Persons' Guide to King Crimson has always been a sentimental favorite... 
He neither drank, smoked, nor rode a bicycle. Living frugally, saving his money, he died early, surrounded by greedy relatives. It was a great lesson to me -- John Barrymore
Back to Top
TCat View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 07 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1763
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2019 at 19:39
They are both KC, so they are both great, but the winner is ... Cat Food .... Again?
What are you looking down here for?
Back to Top
Blacksword View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: June 22 2004
Location: England
Status: Offline
Points: 13787
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2019 at 01:00
Love both equally I guess, but I'll vote for the Ladies as I've been listening to Islands a lot recently.
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
Back to Top
iluvmarillion View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 09 2010
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 746
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2019 at 01:03
Ladies
Back to Top
someone_else View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: May 02 2008
Location: Going Bananas
Status: Offline
Points: 19086
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2019 at 02:24
Both songs are fine. I vote for Ladies of the Road because I find Greg Lake's vocals in Cat Food slightly annoying somehow (strange since I'm usually fine with his vocals). On the other hand, there is some magic at hand when Lake shuts up and Keith Tippett's piano joins in. 

Dinosaur is another KC song that would fit in this poll.


Edited by someone_else - June 12 2019 at 02:29
Back to Top
Saperlipopette! View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 20 2010
Location: Tomorrowland
Status: Offline
Points: 3574
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2019 at 02:26
Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

But am I the only whom hear the node towards Come Together by the Beatles, if ever so slightly.
No you're not. I think Ladies of the Road is a bit too much of a mess of a Beatles-pastiche and never been a favorite of mine. Cat Food got some of Come Together's attitude (in vocal delivery) and I easily recognise where they got the inspiration for that bassline - but stands solid on its own two feet and has the feel of an actual tune. As its 70's King Crimson I still like them both, but I choose the latter if I have to.
Back to Top
Cristi View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Crossover Team

Joined: July 27 2006
Location: wonderland
Status: Offline
Points: 5623
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2019 at 02:32
cat food
Back to Top
Blacksword View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: June 22 2004
Location: England
Status: Offline
Points: 13787
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2019 at 02:40
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Both songs are fine. I vote for Ladies of the Road because I find Greg Lake's vocals in Cat Food slightly annoying somehow (strange since I'm usually fine with his vocals). On the other hand, there is some magic at hand when Lake shuts up and Keith Tippett's piano joins in. 

Dinosaur is another KC song that would fit in this poll.


Always loved Dinosaur. Great fun song.
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
Back to Top
irrelevant View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Post/Math Rock Team

Joined: March 07 2010
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 12678
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2019 at 13:52
I prefer Islands over In the Wake of Poseidon.

However it's gotta be Cat Food. 
Back to Top
Enchant X View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: July 31 2014
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 125
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Enchant X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2019 at 02:07
Cat Food  
Back to Top
ExittheLemming View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: October 19 2007
Location: A Land Mass
Status: Offline
Points: 9371
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2019 at 03:44
Even though it lifts the chorus melody from Mary Poppins Chim Chim Cheree, I voted for Ladies of the Road as it's always welcome to hear a Prog band who don't take themselves or their audience too seriously
Back to Top
AFlowerKingCrimson View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 02 2016
Location: Philly burbs
Status: Offline
Points: 3468
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2019 at 11:14
I can't choose between the two. Both great.
When you list all the qualities that you despise and you realize you're describing yourself.
Back to Top
AFlowerKingCrimson View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 02 2016
Location: Philly burbs
Status: Offline
Points: 3468
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2019 at 11:17
Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

Two homages made to the Beatles by King Crimson. So cleverly done most people wont not it, but Cat Food and Ladies of the Road is homage or variations of Come Together bass line "in a very cool way" imo.

Unless you specifically read that somewhere and can say for absolute certain that is the case I am going to have to respectfully disagree. The only Beatles homage that I know of that KC did was "happy family." The Beatles were barely even broken up when "cat food" was written and recorded so that one in particular seems unlikely to me.
When you list all the qualities that you despise and you realize you're describing yourself.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.344 seconds.