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Poll Question: Which group is better in your opinion?
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    Posted: March 07 2009 at 18:02
Inspired by the ELP vs Camel poll i tried to think what could be the most pointless comparison of two groups from the prog archives. 
 
I came up with this.  You may have better examples.
 
Alternatively you may have an opinion on whether Magma is a better band than Fairport.  I don't so the vote starts at 0-0.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 18:04
Easy as choosing between ice cream and a heart attack.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 18:09
I enjoy both bands, so I don't see any point in voting for one over the other. Their music is as different as it can be, and (at least in my own view of music) suitable to different moments and different moods. As to any kind of 'objective' comparison, I think in this case it would be next to impossible. Fairport Convention are not really a prog band, though undeniably prog-related, while Magma are amongst the most progressive and influential of outfits. Apples and oranges, really.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 18:11
Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Fairport Convention Camel are not really a prog band, though undeniably prog-related, while Magma ELP are amongst the most progressive and influential of outfits. Apples and oranges, really.


I think that that was the point of the poll Raff LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 18:12
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Fairport Convention Camel are not really a prog band, though undeniably prog-related, while Magma ELP are amongst the most progressive and influential of outfits. Apples and oranges, really.


I think that that was the point of the poll Raff LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 18:56
Camel for prog related!!!! Or a new category: Prog attempts!LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 19:16

I will do something unusual

Magma is a Prog influential band, while Faiirport Convention IMO is a plain Folk band.

Still I vote for FC, I don't like Magma at all and the Folk band is outstanding.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 20:28
I think we should pit prog bands against each other in a bare knuckles brawl. For instance: Genesis (any version) vs Yes (the version with drunk feisty Rick Wakeman).

P.S. Keep in mind, despite their vegetarian leanings and vaguely utopian lyrics, Anderson and Squire used to get in literal fist fights over band issues, or so I have read.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 20:30
Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

I think we should pit prog bands against each other in a bare knuckles brawl. For instance: Genesis (any version) vs Yes (the version with drunk feisty Rick Wakeman).


That would be epic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 20:51
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Easy as choosing between ice cream and a heart attack.


Yep, I'll take the hortz attahk! (with a Theusz Hamtaahk on the side).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 21:00
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Easy as choosing between ice cream and a heart attack.


Yep, I'll take the hortz attahk! (with a Theusz Hamtaahk on the side).


LOL

What is a Hortz attahk anyway?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 21:18
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Easy as choosing between ice cream and a heart attack.


Yep, I'll take the hortz attahk! (with a Theusz Hamtaahk on the side).


LOL

What is a Hortz attahk anyway?


I don't really know, but it sounds hundin cool. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 01:16
Shocked...Maybe it's time to redefine prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 01:22
I am not voting, this comparison doesn't begin to make any sense, though that is the point apparently.  Wink At least ELP and Camel have got clubbed in the same sub genre, even if that is debatable.  Here there is simply no basis for comparison, Fairport were good at what they did and likewise for Magma.  I am going to say here that I like Magma a lot more and think they represent prog much more than FC but no, not voting! How about ELP v/s Magma instead? LOL  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 06:37
What Ivan said!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 06:42
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Do 'The Stanley' otherwise I'll thrash you with some rhubarb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 06:56
Fairport Convention
Nothing can last
there are no second chances.
Never give a day away.
Always live for today.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 07:03
Magma, for sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 07:54

Again, and maybe it's because I'm new, but I don't see the point of these versus threads - or maybe I'm not fully atuned to the dynamics of the forum. Confused

Even so, Fairport Convention recorded the first ever folk rock album - Liege and Lief; a seminal classic which influenced everything from that genre thereafter, and with great musicians such as Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny as part of the group, it really is a no brainer.

 
Fairport, by some distance.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 08:13
Originally posted by Keltic Keltic wrote:

Again, and maybe it's because I'm new, but I don't see the point of these versus threads - or maybe I'm not fully atuned to the dynamics of the forum. Confused

 
Fairport, by some distance.
 


hahahah... yeah.. you'll pick up on that.   Just a minor 'border war'... a fun one.. between fans of two completely different groups.  This poll was a tongue in cheek poke at that.
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