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    Posted: April 05 2009 at 12:02
Pretty self-explanatory.   I vote for Henry Cow and related.  Incidentally, I did a poll before that highlights some of the Henry Cow related albums/projects: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=47202
Please, if you are inclined to, mention some of your favourite related projects.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 12:06
I'll be honest, I don't know too many Genesis related projects other than solo efforts and Mike+the Mechanics, but for anyone that knows me this is obviously no contest in any way.  Henry Cow by light years:  we have Art Bears, News from Babel, Aksak Maboul, (ec) Nudes/Pale Nudes, Science Group, Cassiber, and all the solo efforts of Frith, Hodgkinson, Cooper, et. al., and I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 12:21
Yeah, there is so much fantastic music that Henry Cow members have been involved with and of course it's a very easy vote for me as i love Henry Cow and related.  I was waking up still when I made this poll and wish I'd done it differently.  I'll do a related kind of one.  I wish I'd done Soft Machine and related rather than Genesis and related.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 16:36
totally different music. Henry Cow by a very long way, but again, its a matter of musical taste
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 17:46
Genesis was of course a great band, but they can be overrated. In exchange Henry Cow can be underrated, but his musicianship has IMO much more deepness and relevance than Genesis. The time will show, I think.
Just hear the related: Chris Cutler, John Greaves, Tim Hodgkinson, Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith and their projects.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 18:05
Good God, how can you prefer a decent but unexceptional band like Henry Cow to a bunch of geniuses like Genesis???

I just don't get it. Hackett alone has made more amazing music than all the members of Henry Cow put together.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 19:54
Henry Cow of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 20:07
Not enormously familiar with the Cow, but Genesis have spawned two of my favourite solo artists (and I'm OK with Collins, too... a Banks album on order), and produced a number of amazing albums. Leg End was too abstract for my liking so I stopped there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 20:28
Originally posted by TGM: Orb

Not enormously familiar with the Cow, but Genesis have spawned two of my favourite solo artists (and I'm OK with Collins, too... a Banks album on order), and produced a number of amazing albums. Leg End was too abstract for my liking so I stopped there.


And people tend to forget about Brand X and GTR.  LOL

I went with Genesis on Gabriel's body of work alone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 20:36
Genesis related projects!
 
Gabriel solo, Hackett solo, Brand X, and Anthony Phillips.  That some pretty solid work right there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 20:42
Originally posted by Hercules

Good God, how can you prefer a decent but unexceptional band like Henry Cow to a bunch of geniuses like Genesis???



LOL  I could easily swap HC for Genesis in the above and ask the same thing...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2009 at 21:14
Originally posted by Hercules



I just don't get it. Hackett alone has made more amazing music than all the members of Henry Cow put together.


I love Genesis and related etc. but to put down Tim Hodgkinson like this, to dismiss his brilliant work, I don't get it.

I won't vote though, I enjoy both and don't feel a need to choose one over the other.


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