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Topic ClosedLong Live the bombast!! Ys vs Brain Salad Surgery

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Poll Question: Two questions here: Favourite and most bombastic
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    Posted: March 06 2009 at 17:55

After the joke let's speak the truth here , Brain Salad Surgery was an album released by Emerson Lake and Palmer , Camel........................... they just couldn't even imagine to pull that stuff off.LOL

Both are favourites of mine and often revered as love-hate albums because of the bombast. Both records have heyboard virtuosos on them... Brain Salad Surgery is my favourite album of all time but Ys may be the most agressive and haunting symphonic prog album ever recorded. So it's really a tough choice , in my opinion it's a draw.
 
 
PD: For those that don't know this italian masterpiece , picture how good it must be that me- an ELP fanboy does not vote for the best record by his favourite band.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:15
I prefer Ys.. great album!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:16
Moonmadness ftwTongueWinkLOL!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:18
Angry  mentioning that album is  just like breaking wind in the presence of the Mona Lisa


YS...  BSS smokes anything Camel ever tried... but YS smokes 99% of all prog albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:29
^that 1% is a Camel album, right?Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:46
Originally posted by cacho

^that 1% is a Camel album, right?Wink


checkmate...LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:47
*rubs hands in glee, thinking of a nice Moonmadness review*LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:49
Angry just like belching in the middle of Nessun Dorma

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 19:55
This Ys a no-Brainer for me.
"Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts, but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision" (Thomas Sowell).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 00:20
Ys, of course

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 00:22
Originally posted by memowakeman

Ys, of course


What Memo said
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 00:40
Ys's frantic keyboards, dominant and dramatic vocals and the slightly "avant-ish" sound make this album a one of a kind listening experience.
I once made the mistake of listening to it while I was pissed off at something... big mistake... the vocals drove me more mad... and the music's erratic nature made me want to tear something apart... LOL
But the music is brilliant!!! just I will make sure to always listen to it when I'm calm.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 01:18
I've tried YS several times but I just can't digest it yet. Those spins have taken place mostly at work doing other stuff at the same time, so maybe it's just the lack of concentration.

BSS also took some time, but now I love parts of it, like other parts and just can't bring myself to much enjoy some.

Will not vote since I don't know YS that well.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 01:29
Ys is undoubtedly great but I gotta go with Surgery, completely original and nothing like it before or since, whereas Ys greatness is more in a prog tradition


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 02:16
Crimson87 why you keep torturing???LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 05:50
Originally posted by crimson87

After the joke let's speak the truth here , Brain Salad Surgery was an album released by Emerson Lake and Palmer , Camel........................... they just couldn't even imagine to pull that stuff off.LOL



No, they wouldn't ever want to try to match ELP's level of bombast. Camel made sensitive, subtle music - far beyond anything ELP could ever do in that respect. But the level of musicianship of Camel is at least as good as ELP - Latimer is as fine a guitarist as Emerson ever was a keyboard player,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 08:23
Man, I love BSS but Ys is just too good not to vote for it. Big smile
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