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    Posted: December 19 2006 at 21:51
 If Pink Floyd is the benchmark for progressive rock in England during the 70's  and Tangerine Dream the benchmark for progressive rock in Germany during the 70's is Lard Free the benchmark for progressive rock in France during the 70's? Try the first 3 albums, Lard Free, Im Around About Midnight and Spiral Malax(III) for an opionion.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2006 at 22:17
HOLY SH*T!  DallasBryan gave FIVE STARS to one of them, and FOUR to another.  THEY MUST BE THE BEST BAND EVER, cause DallasBryan doesn't trash their ratings!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2006 at 22:24
I don't consider Floyd to be the benchmark for English 70s prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2006 at 22:24
They're stunning albums, no doubt about it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2006 at 22:34
I only have their live album "Unnamed" from 1998. I like it but have not venture further into their studio albums. I know some of the work on the live album pre-date material from their first album, so it is a varied affair. I have definitely been thinking about looking into getting one of their studio albums soon, which one would people recommend?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2006 at 23:07
Well i have 2 albums the  1st one self title and "Unnamed" both great albums the first is awesome with a great bass and some weird sounds, with some repetitve rhytms almost minimalistic ....i agree Lard Free is great !Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 04:49
Don't know about those benchmark theories of yours, Dallas.

But I've got all the Lard Free albums, and love them a lot more than the albums Pink Floyd were releasing at the time. (Have the live 71-72 too.) You can't go wrong with any of them, they're all great.

I'll reccomend I'm Around Midnight as the first album to check out. It's a perfect, unique mix of jazzrock, kraut and progressive electronic. A five star classic.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 06:57

lifestyles of 70's progressive rock stars!

 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 07:12
Originally posted by Black Velvet

I only have their live album "Unnamed" from 1998. I like it but have not venture further into their studio albums. I know some of the work on the live album pre-date material from their first album, so it is a varied affair. I have definitely been thinking about looking into getting one of their studio albums soon, which one would people recommend?
 
Unnamed is just as good as their historical album, but rather different. Try out their debut which is stunning and mind boggling (especially with a doobie), while the third album resembles a cross of two eras of Tangerine Dream (sort of a marriage of Zeit and Ricochet).
 
Lard Free is definitely one of the better and more experimental groups coming from France, but their works remained much too unknown and obscure to have any kind of impact on the public. At least compared to Floyd and TD.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 10:49
Originally posted by rileydog22

HOLY SH*T!  DallasBryan gave FIVE STARS to one of them, and FOUR to another.  THEY MUST BE THE BEST BAND EVER, cause DallasBryan doesn't trash their ratings!
 
 
WHAT A COMPLIMENT! and without DallasBryan's coaxing this band would not be in the PROGARCHIVES and your worries would be none!LOL
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 11:34
I've heard a lot of good things about this band along with Heldon, but I haven't had the time to listen to them. I'll be sure to get one of their albums whenever I have the time along with one from Heldon.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2006 at 06:22
I have only their III album and I think it is great, but I don't consider these bands mentioned as benchmarks for the prog rock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2006 at 08:57
Originally posted by chamberry

I've heard a lot of good things about this band along with Heldon, but I haven't had the time to listen to them. I'll be sure to get one of their albums whenever I have the time along with one from Heldon.
 
Pinhas plays in Lard Free's debut album (the red one with the knife) and this gives this album an edge of the others. He sounds like King Fripp.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2006 at 14:16

Pinhas only plays on Im Around About Midnight, the 2nd album. He sounds better than the queen.LOL



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2006 at 08:48
What a fantastic band, especially when Richard Pinhas played...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2006 at 11:36
i like around about midnight, it is very weird but very good
 
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