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There are no bad Camel songs, just some albums that I prefer more than others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2021 at 01:48
If I can't give you an answer, that must mean I've somehow avoided low-quality Camel this entire time lol.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2021 at 02:18
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

I just heard Sasquatch for the first time.

There's quite some space below it. Tongue

@Topic: I'm not keen on those listed in the first posting, but generally when I don't like something much, I tend to skip it or not pay attention, which leaves me with a very limited competence regarding what's the worst of pretty much anything.

Sasquatch is often considered to be one of the and THE best track from The Single Factor, but it is not generally a highly regarded album (lowest rated).

By the way, some of the worst songs by a band I will love despite and maybe because of the badness (songs of the so bad they are good variety).  Heck, the Shagg's Philosophy of the World is genuinely one of my favourite albums.  A film I love The Room for its ineptitude.  I can't think of anything I "hate" (to use OP terminology) from Camel (music does not tend to elicit such an emotional reaction from me) but there is plenty of stuff I do find bland and insipid and is just not to my tastes.  I might still quite like those at different times.

Looking at this topic, Ranking Every Single Camel Song which I know the OP responded to, that worst song, "Remote Romance" I actually like (that's a good bad for me). It tickles a certain bone, probably my funny one in a way.

Camel is not a band that I am so into to easily have a worst.  But even with my favourite bands, those worst I find certain absurdist pleasure in -- a rather masochistic or perverse pleasure some might say.
Oh, I love Remote Romance. A fun, lighthearted song. Like most Canterbury and related bands are so good at doing. And I can always enjoy a little novelty new wave.

-Seems it wasn't the first time I heard Sasquatch after all. I must have streamed The Single Factor in 2015 - as I gave it three out of five stars (which means I must have quite liked most of it. It's still the lowest rating I've given any Camel-album. I haven't heard anything post Stationary Traveller though), but forgotten all about it. There's something about former progbands tries to nail that commercial late 70's/early 80's sound - and fails, that somewhat annoys me. Sasquatch like just about every song on Giant For a Day could work as the dime a dozen generic theme to a dime a dozen generic and unfunny sitcom of the same era (as far as I can remember). I think its got to do with the insisting but not very convincing "happy" sounding tunes. I don't hate it, but couldn't remember hearing anything Camel that I've enjoyed less.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yogev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2021 at 03:22
Another Night. I can't say I hate it, but I don't love it. Something about the verse... didn't connect with me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Songtoad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2021 at 12:31
I feel exactly the same... Am not too fond of "You Are The One", but i absolutely LOVE both "Your Love Is Stranger..." AND also "Neon Magic" - whereas the latter one features such an amazing, joyful and happy guitar solo, by Latimer! :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2021 at 01:42
Remote Romance broke me a tweeter in my car. I think it's their worst one, but almost everything on The Single Factor is forgettable at least. I never loved Dust And Dreams but I don't hate it. I may listen to all the rest in one shot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VianaProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2021 at 03:09
I like all their songs. I really think they never wrote any bad song.
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Originally posted by SuperMetro SuperMetro wrote:

Neon Magic sucks too, but I like when the Rhayader theme plays at the end of it. 

Crikey - to think after 40-odd years I'd never noticed that... LOL ...had to listen to the song again just to check it out
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