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    Posted: January 07 2020 at 22:01
For me it would have to be Coheed and #hairgate2018. Possibly the greatest prank any progger has pulled off. Well done, Claudio.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote friso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2020 at 02:55
I've read somewhere that Gentle Giant started playing prog thinking it would be a funny critique of the time. Turned out people took it way more serious.
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How about thick as a brick which was meant to be a parody of prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2020 at 10:49
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

How about thick as a brick which was meant to be a parody of prog.
It was indeed meant to be.
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Any reference to the positive attributes of ELP's Love Beach?
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Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Any reference to the positive attributes of ELP's Love Beach?
I've never heard ELP's Love Beach, but my guess is the only good thing about it is the album cover. Wink
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Any reference to the positive attributes of ELP's Love Beach?
I've never heard ELP's Love Beach, but my guess is the only good thing about it is the album cover. Wink

I'm not sure I even know how to respond to that. LOL
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Any reference to the positive attributes of ELP's Love Beach?
I've never heard ELP's Love Beach, but my guess is the only good thing about it is the album cover. Wink

I'm not sure I even know how to respond to that. LOL
 
That one definitely has to be one of the worst covers in the genre.  My God What were they thinking?

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When I think of trolling, I think of The Residents.  Intentional trollers maybe for a while, but getting serious every once in a while.

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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Any reference to the positive attributes of ELP's Love Beach?
I've never heard ELP's Love Beach, but my guess is the only good thing about it is the album cover. Wink

I'm not sure I even know how to respond to that. LOL
I was just being ironic, because in reality, the Love Beach album cover is probably as bad as the album itself. Smile
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TAAB will always be the ultimate (and successful) prog rock troll attempt for me.
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Originally posted by friso friso wrote:

I've read somewhere that Gentle Giant started playing prog thinking it would be a funny critique of the time. Turned out people took it way more serious.
 

Perhaps it was a case of 'if you can't beat em join em'




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Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

TAAB will always be the ultimate (and successful) prog rock troll attempt for me.
 

if you ask me Anderson was just keeping his options open. Tull were essentially a blues driven band that had more in common with Led Zep than ELP say. But the door was open to prog. If it had failed then Anderson could just say .. well it was just meant to be a piss take and the next album will be different. Little ole cynical me!
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My vote goes to the Whirlwind....surely Morse can't really be stupid enough to completely miss the fact that evolution has nothing to do with chance?
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by friso friso wrote:

I've read somewhere that Gentle Giant started playing prog thinking it would be a funny critique of the time. Turned out people took it way more serious.
 

Perhaps it was a case of 'if you can't beat em join em'





Prog was a very new thing at the time and I sincerely believe that they thought it would be interesting to experiment. I never talked to Gary Green about this specific thing but I'm pretty sure they thought they had the talent(which they did)and chops to pull it off and like I said they wouldn't have tried prog if they weren't interested. I doubt they saw it as some sort of game or joke.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Any reference to the positive attributes of ELP's Love Beach?
I've never heard ELP's Love Beach, but my guess is the only good thing about it is the album cover. Wink

I'm not sure I even know how to respond to that. LOL
I was just being ironic, because in reality, the Love Beach album cover is probably as bad as the album itself. Smile
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How about Genesis going pop in the 80's? LOL
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

How about Genesis going pop in the 80's? LOL
 
I agree. I went right off Genesis after the "Duke" album and their last album "Calling All Stations" didn't sound like Genesis at all to me. Confused
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Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

My vote goes to the Whirlwind....surely Morse can't really be stupid enough to completely miss the fact that evolution has nothing to do with chance?


Really? I definitely wasn't paying any attention to that album's lyrics!
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^ aye. The last track...fantastic music, sh*te lyrics..I try to ignore them but once something gets under your skin it irritates to the point of distraction....
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