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    Posted: August 03 2008 at 19:12
Which one of above mentioned keybord-dominated trios do you prefer?
 
I suggest to consider :
ELP - only 4 classic studio albums (ELP, Tarkus, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery)
Le Orme - from their extensive catalogue only 4 classic prog albums (Collage, Uomo di Pezza, Felona e Sorona, Contrapuntti)
Egg - all 3 albums, of course
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 19:15
My opinion is here :
 

ELP :

band with quite uneven quality IMO, excellent at their best (e.g. Tarkus suite, 2nd part of Karn Evil 9, Take a Pebble without middle interlude), but rather low at their worst. None of their classic albums are without weak spots, sometimes too pompous and bombastic to my taste, sometimes too syrupy. Despite all three members are fantastic musicians, not my favourite band of this poll.

 

LE ORME :

often cosidered as Italian answer to ELP, they seem to me quite different, in many ways typically "italian". I love their wild, heavy instrumentals or instr. sections, but, unfortunatelly for me, the majority of their songs are short, melodic pieces without real development. I admit melodies are often good, I like voice of A. Tagliapetra, but I lack more "epic proportions" in music of Le Orme. Sometimes I find Le Orme too melodic to my taste, so all in all : Not my favourite band of this poll.

 

EGG :

my winner of this poll.  IMO every Egg's album contains some filler, mostly in their experimental pieces. But majority of thier material is for me very interesting, dark mix of rock, classical and jazz. Never too bombastic or sweet as ELP, most of the time more complex and adventurous than Le Orme.
 
I WILL HIGHLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT COMPARING THESE THREE BANDS
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 21:07
I've seen ELP beaten by Camel on the PA prog tournament this yearShocked, so i wouldn't be surprised they get beat again here. Nothing against EGG or LE ORME--they're excellent bands, i like them both- but ELP is ELP , one of the giant of prog music, selling 20Million  albums when the 2 other sold 20.000 combined, not meaning they are 10 million times better, but it means quite a few people liked them back then .
 
I enjoy ''the Polite Force'' but Tarkus is Tarkus , a monster of a suite. The first ELP album gave birth to a lot of new bands eager to follow the path of this groundbreaking recording...and i am not talking about TRILOGY, PICTURES, BSS !!!!
......And i am not even considering ELP part of my favorite bands, but someone has to give them credit and say thanks!
 
Also I am not even sure if someone creates a new poll here on PA  with ELP versus RICKY MARTIN, our trio would winLOLCry...Martin might pull out an easy victory!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 21:12
LE ORME is my favourite of the three here by a wide margin. I do really like ELP's debut(gave it 5 stars),but the rest is hit or miss with me. As much as i love canterbury EGG is one band i never could get into.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 21:19
Originally posted by sinkadotentree

LE ORME is my favourite of the three here by a wide margin. I do really like ELP's debut(gave it 5 stars),but the rest is hit or miss with me. As much as i love canterbury EGG is one band i never could get into.
 
Same here (ELP debut and Trilogy are superb but I have some difficulty with the rest , even BSS can get on my nerves) Le Orme are superb craftsmen that CONTINUE to create great music TODAY. Plus I always vote the same way sinkadotentree does.Wink Man's got impeccable taste and an adventurous spirit!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 21:22
Originally posted by tszirmay

Originally posted by sinkadotentree

LE ORME is my favourite of the three here by a wide margin. I do really like ELP's debut(gave it 5 stars),but the rest is hit or miss with me. As much as i love canterbury EGG is one band i never could get into.
 
Same here (ELP debut and Trilogy are superb but I have some difficulty with the rest , even BSS can get on my nerves) Le Orme are superb craftsmen that CONTINUE to create great music TODAY. Plus I always vote the same way sinkadotentree does.Wink Man's got impeccable taste and an adventurous spirit!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 21:39
Never thought I'd vote for anything ELP in a what do you prefer most poll, but they are the least uninteresting of the three IMHO.


EDIT: and their debut really is decent, despite how much I trash everything related to them.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 21:54
Originally posted by febus

Originally posted by tszirmay

Originally posted by sinkadotentree

LE ORME is my favourite of the three here by a wide margin. I do really like ELP's debut(gave it 5 stars),but the rest is hit or miss with me. As much as i love canterbury EGG is one band i never could get into.
 
Same here (ELP debut and Trilogy are superb but I have some difficulty with the rest , even BSS can get on my nerves) Le Orme are superb craftsmen that CONTINUE to create great music TODAY. Plus I always vote the same way sinkadotentree does.Wink Man's got impeccable taste and an adventurous spirit!
 
Traitor!!!LOLLOLWink
LOLLOLLOL  I was echoing what he wrote when voting for Hawkwind! Cool  But Choosing between fantastic and superb is a strange thing, anyway! It's not like ELP is mediocre!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 22:09
I'd really like to vote Egg, but I have to be honest and say ELP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 22:26

Nice recovery tszirmay LOL. And Pnoom! said ELP's debut was "decent"?Shocked. Must be a full moon tonight or something.Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 22:45
Originally posted by sinkadotentree

Nice recovery tszirmay LOL. And Pnoom! said ELP's debut was "decent"?Shocked. Must be a full moon tonight or something.Wink

 
Phew! land mines ! Tact and diplomacy courses , I say! Ouch
 
You see what happens when you "take a pebble" .......and Pnoom! Confused   Decency! Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 01:41
ELP's high points (BSS,Trilogy, Tarkus) beat the other groups hands down.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 04:15

Yeeeey! finally a poll with Egg's! one of the best canterbury bands and one of my favorite prog bands overall. Approve

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2008 at 15:29
Originally posted by sinkadotentree

Nice recovery tszirmay LOL. And Pnoom! said ELP's debut was "decent"?Shocked. Must be a full moon tonight or something.Wink



Yeah, or I just have better taste than you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2008 at 17:30
Le Orme and i vote by heart,..


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