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    Posted: September 06 2008 at 09:41
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Originally posted by MovingPictures07

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Love Beach over anything by TFK...Clap


There you are! Shocked

Now most of the main contributors from last time are back. Clap

I don't agree with your statement since I love TFK too, but I agree that ELP is heavily underrated (except Love Beach). Tongue


LOL

and I agree with Thomas.. Love Beach is VASTLY underrated... 


I've heard it only once and I don't want to hear it again. LOL

If I want ELP, I'll stick one of their classic 5 albums on. Clap


one side of it is garbage... one side is not.... if you listen to people...  and is ALL garbage.  Sure it not on par with earlier albums.. but again.. not an album devoid of any redeeming musical quality at all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 09:42
Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by MovingPictures07

Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by MovingPictures07

Originally posted by micky

Love Beach over anything by TFK...Clap


There you are! Shocked

Now most of the main contributors from last time are back. Clap

I don't agree with your statement since I love TFK too, but I agree that ELP is heavily underrated (except Love Beach). Tongue


LOL

and I agree with Thomas.. Love Beach is VASTLY underrated... 


I've heard it only once and I don't want to hear it again. LOL

If I want ELP, I'll stick one of their classic 5 albums on. Clap


one side of it is garbage... one side is not.... if you listen to people...  and is ALL garbage.  Sure it not on par with earlier albums.. but again.. not an album devoid of any redeeming musical quality at all.


I'll maybe take the trek to listen to that one side one of these days. Not sure. It's just like choosing between Gabriel-era Genesis and Collins-era Genesis. Collins-era I'd hardly ever pull out, if at all anymore, but it's still better than most crap out there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 12:27
I wont let ELP lose again , they lost against camel (a second league BUT 70's original band).They just can't lose against a a ripoff band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 12:46
Originally posted by crimson87

I wont let ELP lose again , they lost against camel (a second league BUT 70's original band).They just can't lose against a a ripoff band.
 
 
We were waiting for youLOL......welcome to our LOVE BEACH rehabilitation project clubTongue.....you are getting free membership for lifeLOLWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 15:34
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Originally posted by crimson87

I wont let ELP lose again , they lost against camel (a second league BUT 70's original band).They just can't lose against a a ripoff band.
 
 
We were waiting for youLOL......welcome to our LOVE BEACH rehabilitation project clubTongue.....you are getting free membership for lifeLOLWink
 
And your free admission package includes: tight satin crotch revealing pants, a courtesy 2 week trip to St-Barth (to search for empty Pomerol bottles) and a weight room so you can alter your scroungy look and become a beefcake like Lake (notice the rhyme!) . A Love Beach t-shirt will also be supplied so as to attract the succulent young ladies . In fact, I think it would be a perfect shirt to sell worldwide , on the artwork on the front and the Rehabilitation Project moniker on the back. We will sell millions more than the record. LOL So as not to pay royalties to ELP , give em to Micky instead!   Calliing it "Immersion, Ocean and Palmtree" LOL 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 16:13
Originally posted by tszirmay

Originally posted by febus

Originally posted by crimson87

I wont let ELP lose again , they lost against camel (a second league BUT 70's original band).They just can't lose against a a ripoff band.
 
 
We were waiting for youLOL......welcome to our LOVE BEACH rehabilitation project clubTongue.....you are getting free membership for lifeLOLWink
 
And your free admission package includes: tight satin crotch revealing pants, a courtesy 2 week trip to St-Barth (to search for empty Pomerol bottles) and a weight room so you can alter your scroungy look and become a beefcake like Lake (notice the rhyme!) . A Love Beach t-shirt will also be supplied so as to attract the succulent young ladies . In fact, I think it would be a perfect shirt to sell worldwide , on the artwork on the front and the Rehabilitation Project moniker on the back. We will sell millions more than the record. LOL So as not to pay royalties to ELP , give em to Micky instead!   Calliing it "Immersion, Ocean and Palmtree" LOL 
 
 
 
I can see you are well rested and in ''pleine forme''LOL
I have a feeling that LOVE BEACH will be soon the most popular album here on PALOLWink 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 16:52
ELP for sure. Still haven't gotten into TFK that much, but ELP's first 5 classics just can't be beat.Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 18:42
Originally posted by birdwithteeth11

ELP for sure. Still haven't gotten into TFK that much, but ELP's first 5 classics just can't be beat.Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 19:17
15 to 12 so far ??/ yeah!!! Is it possible that finally my side  i voted for may win one of those Alex devilish polls??LOLBig%20smile
 
I.ll keep my fingers crossedLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 19:23
Mushroom, Sea & Palms.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 19:26
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Mushroom, Sea & Palms.
 
 
 
And one more vote for LOVE BEACHLOLWinkClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 20:37
Originally posted by febus

15 to 12 so far ??/ yeah!!! Is it possible that finally my side  i voted for may win one of those Alex devilish polls??LOLBig%20smile
 
I.ll keep my fingers crossedLOL


You make it sound like I'm evil. LOL


Evil%20SmileTongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 20:38
Originally posted by MovingPictures07

Originally posted by febus

15 to 12 so far ??/ yeah!!! Is it possible that finally my side  i voted for may win one of those Alex devilish polls??LOLBig%20smile
 
I.ll keep my fingers crossedLOL


You make it sound like I'm evil. LOL


Evil%20SmileTongue
 
You're EVIL!!!LOLWink   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 20:40
Originally posted by febus

Originally posted by MovingPictures07

Originally posted by febus

15 to 12 so far ??/ yeah!!! Is it possible that finally my side  i voted for may win one of those Alex devilish polls??LOLBig%20smile
 
I.ll keep my fingers crossedLOL


You make it sound like I'm evil. LOL


Evil%20SmileTongue
 
You're EVIL!!!LOLWink   


If ELP manages to lose this one after how the votes have fallen now, then probably. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 23:06
Evil backwards is live maybe if we retitled it Live Beach it would go down better. Stupid comment I know!
If it would have been called Evil Beach , different cover (black Geiger artwork again), would it fare better do you think? Idea for a thread : albums that would be better with a different cover. Hmmmmmm 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 23:11
^anxious for that thread, great idea.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2008 at 23:18
Originally posted by tszirmay

Evil backwards is live maybe if we retitled it Live Beach it would go down better. Stupid comment I know!
If it would have been called Evil Beach , different cover (black Geiger artwork again), would it fare better do you think? Idea for a thread : albums that would be better with a different cover. Hmmmmmm 
 
I think this is a great idea, ThomasClap....i am sure cover design help to make or break the sales!
 
and PA celebrated album of the week LOVE BEACH is the perfect exemple....
.Imagine the 2 Roxy babes from your avatar or the cover from SIREN for LOVE BEACH .......would have been by now the ELP best selling.albumWink......and of course would be featured in the top 10 PA all time-best prog albums LOL list!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2008 at 05:17
You really ask me to compare the Flower Kings to ELP?  Hmm, let me think about it.. to me:
-ELP are masters of their instruments, can rock without a guitar-player, have great suites, long instrumental parts which sometimes end up in insane key solos. And they have three of my favourite albums.
-the Flower Kings are.. well.. average to me.. I do not like anything about them, sure they are capable players and Roine Stolt is a good song writer, but it is nothing special to my ears. Also, they sound to much 70's (yes, I draw the comparison I hate). Originality is certainly not their strong point. The instrumental parts seem to much "uncontrolled"..
 
So, ELP, without a doubt. Yet if I was to vote who has the more consistent discography, it would be the Flower Kings. ELP have many great albums and songs. And they have.. well, the others..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2008 at 08:06
OK...

TFK samples going...

Big Puzzle - remember liking it much more than I'd expected to. Guitars quite good, all round decent. One instrumental section felt a tad pointless. All-round quite nice.
There Is More To This World - a little less enjoyable from my perspective, feeling a little messy, especially on the keys. Again, the guitar work was the most memorable part. The rather Yes-like soft section in the middle wasn't too bad, either. Got a bit repetitive and annoying after a while, though.
In The Eyes Of The World - quite a quirky opening, some tension was managed nicely in the chaotic guitar bit. Vocals and some of the percussion didn't really work that much for me but otherwise a good piece.

Will listen to the fourth one later.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2008 at 11:55
Originally posted by TGM: Orb

OK...

TFK samples going...

Big Puzzle - remember liking it much more than I'd expected to. Guitars quite good, all round decent. One instrumental section felt a tad pointless. All-round quite nice.
There Is More To This World - a little less enjoyable from my perspective, feeling a little messy, especially on the keys. Again, the guitar work was the most memorable part. The rather Yes-like soft section in the middle wasn't too bad, either. Got a bit repetitive and annoying after a while, though.
In The Eyes Of The World - quite a quirky opening, some tension was managed nicely in the chaotic guitar bit. Vocals and some of the percussion didn't really work that much for me but otherwise a good piece.

Will listen to the fourth one later.


Thanks for the thoughts, Rob. Clap

As Logan mentioned earlier, sometimes the best part of these polls is discovering bands you don't know. Big%20smile
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