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Poll Question: Which of these would you recommend to me?
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    Posted: June 13 2009 at 07:39
So I won the Doug Larson prize, and I'm stoked about it.  But I could use some help from my friends here! Smile

I'm thinking of broadening my horizons a little bit (or a lot), or possibly adding to my collection a highly regarded old gem, or just getting Space Revolver. Wink

So, those of you who know me and those who don't- which of these albums do you think I should acquire?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 07:46

Robert - I think you will find "Phallus Dei" a rewarding listen but if you have not experienced Amon Duul II before, I would recommend you start with "Tanz de Lemming" or 'Yeti". It was the latter album that hooked me into ADII. Cheers Smile


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Gnidrolog- In Spite Of Harry's Toe-Nail/Lady Lake Thumbs Up  or  Willowglass- Book of HoursThumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 07:49
I want to tell you to get Maltid - 100% 5-star RIO, that one - but knowing you as I do Gnidrolog would probably be a safer bet.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 08:05
Get Gnidrolog ... and then get Space Revolver from eMusic!Smile
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Grave New World is a prog folk classic
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 08:41
Nice titles, but get the Willowglass one!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:15
I've been thinking about ordering the Willowglass albums, but so far I've pretty much forgotten about it, so you could get that one and tell me if it's any good Tongue

Space Revolver is the only one of those I've heard, it seems to be a pretty good album judging by a couple of listens.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:23
Well, first of all, I think you're winning too many times, Rob. Wink

Now, if Rico would have won a Doug Larson Imports award, he would get Maltid, regardless if he'd like it or not, because it's a wacky way to celebrate winning an award.

But since Rob won a Doug Larson Imports award, I'd say Willowglass.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:25
How 'bout some PFM?Big smile

Stati perhaps?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:32
Originally posted by Ricochet

Well, first of all, I think you're winning too many times, Rob. Wink

Now, if Rico would have won a Doug Larson Imports award, he would get Maltid, regardless if he'd like it or not, because it's a wacky way to celebrate winning an award.

But since Rob won a Doug Larson Imports award, I'd say Willowglass.


This is only the second time. Wink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:33
I just got my own copy of Samla Mammas Manna - Måltid (together with Family Cracks)  from www.mellotronen.com and it's great!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:34
Originally posted by Finnforest

How 'bout some PFM?Big smile

Stati perhaps?


That one is $32. Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:37
I know three of these, and I can't say The Flower Kings are my sort of band.

Phallus Dei is crazy, experimental psychedelic stuff, and if you're starting with Amon Duul II, I think Wolf City or Yeti would be more sophisticated and impressive examples. The Gnidrolog double is a prime example of value for money, with one exceptionally brilliant album and another fairly good one (Lady Lake being the latter, though for most people it's the other way round). Grave New World is great stuff.

That said, I voted Gnidrolog... very distinctive material.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:38
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Ricochet

Well, first of all, I think you're winning too many times, Rob. Wink

Now, if Rico would have won a Doug Larson Imports award, he would get Maltid, regardless if he'd like it or not, because it's a wacky way to celebrate winning an award.

But since Rob won a Doug Larson Imports award, I'd say Willowglass.


This is only the second time. Wink




One time too many already. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:46
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Finnforest

How 'bout some PFM?Big smile

Stati perhaps?


That one is $32. Embarrassed



Yeah, but did you just see Sinkadoten's review....check it out.  Maybe you could try Per Un Amico or Storia Minuto, those are the early ones that help suck people into RPI and might be cheaper. 

Stati comes with a DVD, or at least it used to, which makes it pricey.  But its worth it, the DVD is a blast with the music. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 09:51
Originally posted by Finnforest

Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Finnforest

How 'bout some PFM?Big smile

Stati perhaps?


That one is $32. Embarrassed



Yeah, but did you just see Sinkadoten's review....check it out.  Maybe you could try Per Un Amico or Storia Minuto, those are the early ones that help suck people into RPI and might be cheaper. 

Stati comes with a DVD, or at least it used to, which makes it pricey.  But its worth it, the DVD is a blast with the music. 


Yes.  The version comes with a DVD, hence the price.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 10:22
Here's my take:

#1 If you're feeling adventurous, get Samla Mammas Manna.
#2 If you're not feeling adventurous and want to get TFK's 2nd best album, get Space Revolver. That's a very decent backup.


Runners-up:
3. Amon Duul II
4. Gnidrolog
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 11:55
Only have heard Space Revolver, and knowing you're quite a big fan of the modern Symph bands, this should be a great album for you.

However, honestly even without having heard the rest of the albums, I would go for something from that, even though it's not a "safe play" like Space Revolver would be, you might find a pretty amazing surprise, while from Space Revolver not.

No vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2009 at 13:26
Knowing your taste a little bit i'd stay away from AMON DUUL II even though that is my favourite from the list(no accouning for tasteLOL) . I think you'll like GNIDROLOG or the STRAWBS the best.
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