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Poll Question: Which is the most perfect one
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    Posted: August 01 2008 at 18:32

Let the pomposity and over the topness begin!!!!

Warning!!!!! Punk rockers stay away from this poll.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2008 at 02:32
Brain Salad Surgery has what every ELP record does- mindless filler.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 04:19
^ While I agree there is some dross/filler on BSS, the reality is that 75% of this album is the epitome of all that is great in prog. It's an awesome slab of brilliance, and I therefore overlook the throwaway songs. Having said that, it's still very difficult to split these 2 masterpieces, I'd need both on my desert island.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 04:39
aye ye aye... when will it end....

love BSS...  however if ELP had made a double album of the musical and instrumental firepower of Toccata... it might be close. Carl Palmer's drumming being the only thing that BSS has over TFTO in my mind... some of the best prog drumming ever put on vinyl.

TFTO...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 13:25
Originally posted by micky

aye ye aye... when will it end....

love BSS...  however if ELP had made a double album of the musical and instrumental firepower of Toccata... it might be close. Carl Palmer's drumming being the only thing that BSS has over TFTO in my mind... some of the best prog drumming ever put on vinyl.

TFTO...
 
 
It's not my fault! This thread was sooo dead.It's a pity no one cares about this masterpieces.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 15:25
Both difficult albums, but at least BSS is short and (kind of) to-the-point.. and it doesn't make me want to sleep... And it's lyrics are somewhat human... So BSS by a mile.... The only thing TFTO has over BSS is a better cover...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 15:29
Just about any album would be Tales... so BSS. At least I can sit through it (not that I ever want to).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 15:30
Brain Salad - Tales are not the best Yes album, whereas Brain Salad is an outstanding prog classic
yet you still have time!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 17:18
I have to say TFTO, though it is very close.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2008 at 02:25
Tales by 900 miles.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2008 at 04:13
Tales again for me.When I first listened to ELP I found it great but 2 or 3 months later I was no longer
interested in playing their records.They're very good musicians but I didn't get into their universe.On the
contrary Yes'style is all on accord with my dreams,mind and world.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2008 at 04:24
poor ELP....  couldn't win against f**king Camel... or against the album some hail as the worst prog album ever made hahahhah.

We love them anyway...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2008 at 12:29
DAMN IT PEOPLE! Stop it with the Tales related polls! Aren´t progheads supposedto be smart? Why do we always make the same f**king threads about the same f**king bands/albums...?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2008 at 13:11
Tales by miles! Disc 1 is a classic, one of Yes's best albums(CD's). While Disc 2 is quite as messy as the whole BSS, it has Nous Sommes Du Soleil which has one of the best bass playing I've ever heard(now comes a joke from someone).

BSS has Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, which is quite extravagant and head aching at times, but I must admit Keith playing is AMAZING. Though the rest meh and somewhat awful except the catchty Still you Turn Me On, which I love
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2008 at 11:15
TFTO
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2008 at 13:20
BSS from preference. Tales from objectivity, methinks. Not a lot of songwriting involved in Tales, and Still... You Turn Me On is simply perfect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2008 at 15:02
BSS. If you got to see this tour Emerson's modular moog sprouted wings. Rotating drum sets, grand pianos spining in midair. Those that missed ELP @ Cal Jam missed a show of ages.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2008 at 19:22
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2008 at 19:47
This is very tough for me. I went with Brain Salad Surgery since it had less votes only.
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