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Poll Question: Which is a better song?
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    Posted: September 29 2006 at 02:45
Both these songs were released by grade-A artists in 1973 (quite a year for prog, eh?). Both deal with greed...or, at least, Money does. Easy Money seems to also deal crimson suspenders (or something a but nastier, if we're to believe the lyrics of the USA live version).
 
As for myself, I won't vote, but I honestly can't make up my mind. Although, if you held a gun to my head, hmm...I might go with the Crims. But, that's just me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 02:48

Plain Money. I think it really fits in with the rest of Dark side of the Moon. The same thing can be said of Easy Money (Larks’), Money, money, money…

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 02:51
Money for me. Just Money.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 04:25
i need more more more so i can own every progfusionavant album ever hehehehe
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 06:16
I prefer Easy Money, even though Money has a very cool riff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 06:43
I like the hard R'nB touch the Beatles did of their cover of one of the other songs called Money (that's what I want!). And the Cabaret tune...... Joel Gray/Lisa Minelli do it well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 09:04
Money (Pink Floyd) for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 09:39
Mentioning King Crimson's "Easy Money" and Pink Floyd in one context is interesting, since (Exclamation pay attention) King Crimson's "Easy Money" musically always reminded me of Pink Floyd's "Childhood's End" (track 7 from Obscured by Clouds), check it out.
 
Now, choosing one from the two (judging only music, not text) -- "Easy Money". With all its (relatively) "poppish" melody it's still more interesting than "Money".
 
Or, maybe, I'm just tired of Pink Floyd?..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 09:42
Both great but I plump for KC's "Easy Money". Great, smouldering guitar from Fripp, and Muir bashing all those pots and pans!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 10:09
EASY MONEY... EASY MONEY!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 10:11
I thought we were talking about a DT song. Tongue

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 10:20
Note from Mr Pedantic: it's actually the love of money that is proverbially the root of all evil - as it is not a conscious entity, money is in and of itself incapable of good or evil; it's the ways in which it may be used that can be judged morally.
 
Anyway, both great songs, although I have to go with Floyd on this one. Palmer-James' adolescent sexual fantasy of a lyric lets down what is otherwise a pretty good King Crimson song.
'Like so many of you
I've got my doubts about how much to contribute
to the already rich among us...'

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 10:46
Originally posted by Fassbinder Fassbinder wrote:

Mentioning King Crimson's "Easy Money" and Pink Floyd in one context is interesting, since (Exclamation pay attention) King Crimson's "Easy Money" musically always reminded me of Pink Floyd's "Childhood's End" (track 7 from Obscured by Clouds), check it out.
 
Now, choosing one from the two (judging only music, not text) -- "Easy Money". With all its (relatively) "poppish" melody it's still more interesting than "Money".
 
Or, maybe, I'm just tired of Pink Floyd?..
 
Easy Money poppish!?!? well, only in comparison to other '69-'74 era Crimson tracks!!! after the solo-improvisation parts in the 4th - 5th minutes, the intro to the last verse (about 6:54) is just killing!!
 
if you're just tired of PF, so am IWink... until I got tired of this, too, (apparently not in the near futureLOL) I shall always prefer King Crimson to other popular "brands"...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 14:00
Tie.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 14:12
Money - is a great symphonic song, with two great solos, whereas Easy Money is one of the weakest songs of the Larks' era IMHO
yet you still have time!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 14:34
I'm not a big fan of "Easy Money", so "Money" it is.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 14:36
Danger Money by U.K.  Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 15:01
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

I prefer Easy Money, even though Money has a very cool riff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 15:36
Easy Money, one of my favorite King Crimson songs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2006 at 15:39
Money, for me. Both are great, though.
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