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Poll Question: Who do you like better?
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    Posted: February 21 2007 at 18:52
Hatfield and the North, although National Health isn't far behind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2007 at 03:55
Originally posted by Cesar Inca Cesar Inca wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

NH's second, 'Of Queues and Cures', is also cut above and one of the best of the Canterbury offerings. 

 
In no smal ldegree, due to the entry of bassist extraordinaire John Greaves. His dynamics and peculiar groove gave the band's sound an extra dose of excitement, in this way, enhaning their inhenert intensity and enriching their usual complexity at performing and arranging.
 
 
 
I'd probably have to go along with this as well. Although Hatfield is more Canterbury to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2007 at 00:31
National Health seemed more cohesive. Any band who could play "Portrait of a Shrinking Man" deserves the vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 23:12
Hatfield and the North pwn. One of my favorite Canterbury bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 23:09
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

NH's second, 'Of Queues and Cures', is also cut above and one of the best of the Canterbury offerings. 

 
In no smal ldegree, due to the entry of bassist extraordinaire John Greaves. His dynamics and peculiar groove gave the band's sound an extra dose of excitement, in this way, enhaning their inhenert intensity and enriching their usual complexity at performing and arranging.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 07:26
Originally posted by Ghost Rider Ghost Rider wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

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I haven't heard enough to judge but I don't like how you grouped it with not liking either so I refuse to vote for some reason. And I won't be hypocritical and vote. I simply am exercising my right to invade a poll and make no contribution at all! Evil%20Smile



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 06:53
I like them equally, and it's a very tough call.
 
Overall I think NH were a little stronger compositionally , but HATN incorporated the whimsical sense of humour that was a vital ingredient of the Canterbury sound more successfully.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 06:47
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 06:35
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

NH's second, 'Of Queues and Cures', is also cut above and one of the best of the Canterbury offerings.


I totally agree. I would even go one step further and add that it's one of the very best classic prog albums, every inch as enjoyable and original as CLOSE TO THE EDGE, A PASSION PLAY, OCTOPUS or SELLING ENGLAND!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 01:53
NH's second, 'Of Queues and Cures', is also cut above and one of the best of the Canterbury offerings.

The Hatfields were definitive Canterbury-- prefer Rotter's Club but first album good too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 01:34
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I haven't heard enough to judge but I don't like how you grouped it with not liking either so I refuse to vote for some reason. And I won't be hypocritical and vote. I simply am exercising my right to invade a poll and make no contribution at all! Evil%20Smile



if you'd quit listening to those damn rush albums .. LOL  I tell you.. they eat away the musical intellect hahhhaah.  Pick up a HatN album.. you won't regret it.Wink


Yes, I am living proof of that....Angry  Says one who listens to Dee-Lite, Barbra Streisand and other such musical delights!TongueWinkLOL

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Back IT, I love both bands, but if I have to choose, then my vote would go to the Hatfields because of the presence of Richard Sinclair. He's one of my all-time favourite singers, and his voice often gives me goosebumps. In my opinion, National Health are a bit harder to get into - however, their debut album features another big favourite of mine, the dazzling "Tenemos Roads".


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I adore both of them! I can't decide whether I should vote for Hatfield or NH, actually I like them equally. They created timeless and unique music that doesn't deserve to be overlooked and neglected. By the way, I highly recommend other Dave Stewart related bands, particulary Egg and Bruford. Thumbs%20Up to you guys!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 18:59
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 18:31
I adore both of them! I can't decide whether I should vote for Hatfield or NH, actually I like them equally. They created timeless and unique music that doesn't deserve to be overlooked and neglected. By the way, I highly recommend other Dave Stewart related bands, particulary Egg and Bruford. Thumbs%20Up to you guys!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 18:23
I like them equally, and little wonder it is. the only difference between them is the bass player (and singer, but the singing was never the most important part for me with either of the bands, though some of the lyrics are quite enjoyable and silly)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 18:08
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I haven't heard enough to judge but I don't like how you grouped it with not liking either so I refuse to vote for some reason. And I won't be hypocritical and vote. I simply am exercising my right to invade a poll and make no contribution at all! Evil%20Smile



if you'd quit listening to those damn rush albums .. LOL  I tell you.. they eat away the musical intellect hahhhaah.  Pick up a HatN album.. you won't regret it.Wink


Okay I'll bite. Once I am done drolling over the new Rush release. I refuse to buy anything else until then. And I will never stop listening to Rush! Never! At least one album every day!

Which one should I pick up for a good starter album?


I can laugh.. I used to be just like you..  now I hardly touch them...

I've seen polls about evenly split... take your AR team leaders.. Raff loves Rotters Club and I love the S/T debut.  Can't go wrong with either. 

so when are you moving to Canada anyway LOLWink


I was actually thinking of moving to Canada (seriously, for University or something)

I'll be sure to find an album. Maybe I should go to Canterbury and find a used record store there to buy it. Might make the experience more special.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 18:02
Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I haven't heard enough to judge but I don't like how you grouped it with not liking either so I refuse to vote for some reason. And I won't be hypocritical and vote. I simply am exercising my right to invade a poll and make no contribution at all! Evil%20Smile



if you'd quit listening to those damn rush albums .. LOL  I tell you.. they eat away the musical intellect hahhhaah.  Pick up a HatN album.. you won't regret it.Wink


Okay I'll bite. Once I am done drolling over the new Rush release. I refuse to buy anything else until then. And I will never stop listening to Rush! Never! At least one album every day!

Which one should I pick up for a good starter album?


I can laugh.. I used to be just like you..  now I hardly touch them...

I've seen polls about evenly split... take your AR team leaders.. Raff loves Rotters Club and I love the S/T debut.  Can't go wrong with either. 

so when are you moving to Canada anyway LOLWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 18:00
Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I haven't heard enough to judge but I don't like how you grouped it with not liking either so I refuse to vote for some reason. And I won't be hypocritical and vote. I simply am exercising my right to invade a poll and make no contribution at all! Evil%20Smile



if you'd quit listening to those damn rush albums .. LOL  I tell you.. they eat away the musical intellect hahhhaah.  Pick up a HatN album.. you won't regret it.Wink


Okay I'll bite. Once I am done drolling over the new Rush release. I refuse to buy anything else until then. And I will never stop listening to Rush! Never! At least one album every day!

Which one should I pick up for a good starter album?


Their albums are way more difficult to get into than Rush but grab either of their 2 albums and they'll destroy any Rush you'll have ever heard. Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 17:58
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I haven't heard enough to judge but I don't like how you grouped it with not liking either so I refuse to vote for some reason. And I won't be hypocritical and vote. I simply am exercising my right to invade a poll and make no contribution at all! Evil%20Smile



if you'd quit listening to those damn rush albums .. LOL  I tell you.. they eat away the musical intellect hahhhaah.  Pick up a HatN album.. you won't regret it.Wink


Okay I'll bite. Once I am done drolling over the new Rush release. I refuse to buy anything else until then. And I will never stop listening to Rush! Never! At least one album every day!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 17:58
I voted for National Health because they sound more gooder.
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