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    Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:17
The Nice or... ELP??!??


I am for ELP. And you?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:31
On balance, I can probably sit through more Nice than ELP, but it's close - I have to admit that the vocals on ELP are better though.


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ELP. they were quite nice
progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:57
We had a similar poll last week if i recall properly!!!Wink
 
ELP of course as Lake and PALMER were well way more talented musicians than the 2 Emerson's servicemen from the NICE.
 
Ilike ''the cry of Eugene'' , But TARKUS is one definitive moment of prog history! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 10:01
Originally posted by iguana

ELP. they were quite nice
Hey, can we get a ::groan:: emoticon/smiley thing here please.Stern%20Smile Thank you.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 10:29
Originally posted by darqdean

Originally posted by iguana

ELP. they were quite nice

Hey, can we get a ::groan:: emoticon/smiley thing here please.Stern%20Smile†Thank you.



use this one
or this
or that one
progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 11:27
Emerson,Lake and Palmer












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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 12:01
oh man.... that simply is no contest at all.  Palmer and Lake were heads and shoulders above Jackson and ....or whoever it was...oh yeah Davidson.  No wonder they got left at the alter several times.  Being a second division musician works in cock rock.. not in prog. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 12:05
Those maddening NICE!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 12:38
Nice make nice Nice biscuits (in Nice):


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 13:05
ELP is more mature...much more mature. Anyway The Nice is also one of my favorites.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 14:53
ELP but I have to confess that there are a lot of bands here better than ELP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 14:58
Originally posted by aspinosa

ELP but I have to confess that there are a lot of bands here better than ELP.


out of curiousity....who?

Greatest rock keyboardist bar none...
One of the greatest prog drummers of all...
and a bassist overshadowed by them but skilled enough to complement those two... which is no mean feat. Prog groups are notoriously unforgiving of musicians whose skill level isn't up to snuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 15:22
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 16:46
Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by aspinosa

ELP but I have to confess that there are a lot of bands here better than ELP.


out of curiousity....who?

Greatest rock keyboardist bar none...
One of the greatest prog drummers of all...
and a bassist overshadowed by them but skilled enough to complement those two... which is no mean feat. Prog groups are notoriously unforgiving of musicians whose skill level isn't up to snuff.
The needed a guitarist LOL 
 
 
Someone like Hackett, Howe or Holdsworth (or Hendrix)Wink
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 18:19
ELP for sure.
But that won't stop me from playing Nice.
Nice were the beginning of the the great ELP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2007 at 00:13
I really love this bands, of course, ELP has a bigger history, and much better albums, and is after Floyd, my favourite band, so, thats my choice

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2007 at 03:56
The Nice were a very important part of the early development of progressive rock.in fact more so than ELP. However they were hampered by inferior equipment and recording studios. ELP had state of the art equipment and poly moogs.Hard to make a comparison but without The Nice there would have been no ELP. Musically both bands werre superb although ELP had more tn their locker so to speak with Greg Lake offering better vocals and lead guitar while Carl Palmer was an absolute 'monster' behind the kit,dwarfing Brian Davidson who was a very decent but unremarkable rock drummmer. That said Davison and Jackson were a better 'unit' than Lake and Palmer who tended to do theri own thing.Its all taste of course.ELP for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2007 at 04:19
richard is right, the Nice were more than important.. absolutely crucial. ELP were magnificent though, and made music that was superior and usually more pleasing. The more I listen to Greg Lake the more impressed I am not just at his musicianship and voice, but his technical skills on bass. And, lest we forget, his production of their records.

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