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    Posted: January 09 2020 at 15:40
These aren't the worst, but the third Egg album (which came four years after they broke up and was an album made of unused material basically) was not *bad*, it just sounded nothing like Egg and sounded more like an inbetween of Gilgamesh, Hatfield, National Health. Canterbury was never the same for me when they dropped the hammond for the electrical piano, but some albums are truly great (Rotters Club and Another Fine Tune to name a few!)

Soft Machine - Fourth was not bad, it has some great Jazz tracks. But it was also nothing like the first three albums that were defined by 'prog, psychedelic and pop with fusion in between'. Fourth wasn't even fusion really, it was just Jazz. Bands sometimes need to change and revolutionize, but they effectively took a step back in time when they made a Jazz album. Keep in mind that even Miles Davis had revolutionized into Fusion a few years earlier.

What are some other albums from great bands that just aren't good or sound nothing like them.
Moon Safari - Blomljud, Egg - Egg, Egg - Polite Force, ELP - Trilogy, Frost - Milliontown, Soft Machine - Third, Gong - You, Opeth (Everything pre watershed), Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
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Le Orme's Smogmagica comes to mind.



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Camels The Single Factor, contract obligations. I also donít like stationary travelled though I know many do, itís not what I look for in the band. Thankfully they had a fantastic comeback after a series of meh albums with Rajaz
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Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

Camels The Single Factor, contract obligations. I also donít like stationary travelled though I know many do, itís not what I look for in the band. Thankfully they had a fantastic comeback after a series of meh albums with Rajaz
 
I wouldn't say I dislike The Single Factor album but I agree that it's Camel's weakest album. I really like the Stationary Traveller album though.
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Love Island, anyone?
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How about these for a start?

Yes - Big Generator
Genesis -  Calling All Stations
ELP - In the Hot Seat
Eloy - Ra
ELO - Balance of Power
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I guess the obvious one is 'Love Island' by ELP, but I'm also going to say 'Wind & Wuthering' by Genesis. I just could never gel with it, although I did try at least.
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Originally posted by Spacegod87 Spacegod87 wrote:

I guess the obvious one is 'Love Island' by ELP, but I'm also going to say 'Wind & Wuthering' by Genesis. I just could never gel with it, although I did try at least.


I can understand not liking wind, besides a couple tracks I find it somewhat dull and one dimensional at times. With that said Iíd still put it miles above the first and last offerings, but if we are talking their prog era, I agree itís the weakest.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2020 at 07:21
Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

How about these for a start?

Yes - Big Generator
Genesis -  Calling All Stations
ELP - In the Hot Seat
Eloy - Ra
ELO - Balance of Power

all reasonable choices but I think Yes Open Your Eyes is just awful Deadmuch worse than BG.---which has a few good moments.
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Originally posted by Spacegod87 Spacegod87 wrote:

I guess the obvious one is 'Love Island' by ELP, but I'm also going to say 'Wind & Wuthering' by Genesis. I just could never gel with it, although I did try at least.
When did Love Beach become Love Island? Was it remastered or something? LOL
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I would say Union but In The Hot Seat is really, really bad too.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

Camels The Single Factor, contract obligations. I also donít like stationary travelled though I know many do, itís not what I look for in the band. Thankfully they had a fantastic comeback after a series of meh albums with Rajaz
 
I wouldn't say I dislike The Single Factor album but I agree that it's Camel's weakest album. I really like the Stationary Traveller album though.
I'm not keen on The Single Factor and it's one of their weakest albums, but it's not bad. I think Stationary Traveller is a very strong album and, having finally bought Dust and Dreams and Harbour of Tears, I think they are both fantastic albums.
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I think Yes has quite a few stinkers in their discography, but Heaven & Earth is probably my least favourite.

Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

I would say Union but In The Hot Seat is really, really bad too.


I'd say both of ELP's 90s albums still fare a lot better than To The Power Of Three... ugh, that one makes Love Beach sound like Beethoven's 9th symphony if you ask me...
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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by Spacegod87 Spacegod87 wrote:

I guess the obvious one is 'Love Island' by ELP, but I'm also going to say 'Wind & Wuthering' by Genesis. I just could never gel with it, although I did try at least.
When did Love Beach become Love Island? Was it remastered or something? LOL

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Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

How about these for a start?

Yes - Big Generator
Genesis -  Calling All Stations
ELP - In the Hot Seat
Eloy - Ra
ELO - Balance of Power

all reasonable choices but I think Yes Open Your Eyes is just awful Deadmuch worse than BG.---which has a few good moments.

Right you are. That one was so bad I forgot it even existed!
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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by Spacegod87 Spacegod87 wrote:

I guess the obvious one is 'Love Island' by ELP, but I'm also going to say 'Wind & Wuthering' by Genesis. I just could never gel with it, although I did try at least.
When did Love Beach become Love Island? Was it remastered or something? LOL

Apologies - I've blocked it so well I can't even call it by its correct title.

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The Civil Service...the 3rd Egg , actually is rated at 3.87...higher than the first one here at PA.
I think it's a good lp.

Regarding 'bad' prog ,,,,as many have said, Love Beach is at the top of the list.
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I think I may as well start a new thread called "Is Love Beach the Prog equivalent of Plan 9 From Outer Space?" Or maybe just design a web site to the vitriol surrounding it.


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