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Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett & Frank Zappa

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Poll Question: Which artist do you prefer?
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20 [32.79%]
10 [16.39%]
25 [40.98%]
5 [8.20%]
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    Posted: March 10 2020 at 17:15
Solo only for Frank also although I suppose it doesn't really matter much for him.
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I'm not a big connoisseur of Zappa. So, option 4.
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Zappa is in a different league than the others mentioned. Easy answer for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2020 at 17:49
I was intially going to have it just be Frank vs Mike but decided at the last minute to throw Steve in there as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2020 at 17:51
Like them all and could find good reasons to vote for both Hackett and Zappa, but I'll give it to Oldfield. Certainly a nice team for a poll.


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Frank Zappa hands down.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2020 at 18:48
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Zappa is in a different league than the others mentioned. Easy answer for me.

I agree. He's way behind.

1 Hackett
2 Oldfield



3 Zappa
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2020 at 18:51
I'm beginning to think maybe I should have had it be between just Hackett and Oldfield.
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Two of my absolute favorites here - Mike and Steve. Frank is one of those figures whose music I respect more than enjoy. Vote went to Mike.
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Hackett
Oldfield 
Zappa
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2020 at 19:11
Saw the word Zappa and don't even need to know who the other choices are.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2020 at 19:41
I have more albums by Mike Oldfield than just about any other artist, so that's where my vote goes. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2020 at 20:07
Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Saw the word Zappa and don't even need to know who the other choices are.

You mean the word Frank. There is a rather obscure Italian prog composer named Riccardo Zappa too. LOL However, his sound is much closer to Mike Oldfield than the famous Zappa so you might want to stay away. Wink


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^ Well if it was just Frank.. could be Sinatra or something, who knows(I actually like him too but not nearly as much as my man Z).
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Frank Zappa with quite some distance
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Zappa. Really love Oldfieldīs three first, but after those heīs...naaah (return to Omma is the best after those three). I am not very much into Zappa after sixties, but heīs sixties albums are just so absolutely great!! And really donīt like Hackett solo at all.

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Hackett....Oldfield.................................Zappa
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2020 at 01:45
I like pretty much everything Oldfield did up to and including Discovery ( there are a mixture of 3-5 star albums but that's okay) and then after that it it's patchy but there are still some nice releases.
Hackett - there are maybe 3 albums that I love ( Acolyte , To Watch the Storms and his latest) but a whole load of stuff that is mediocre. That said I think he has retained high standards throughout his solo career and works continuously.
Zappa - just don't know enough and along with many other bands would love to rectify that.

Voted for Oldfield because he has more albums I love (Ommadawn , Hergest Ridge, Incantations , Crisis , Songs Of Distant Earth , Amarok) than Hackett. 
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