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Poll Question: Which do you prefer, Tarkus or Brain Salad Surgery
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    Posted: November 17 2009 at 15:43
Tarkus or Brain Salad Surgery
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 15:44
Tarkus for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 15:46
Brain Salad Surgery by a landslide.  Tarkus is good, but the title track is nothing compared to "Karn Evil 9."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 15:51
Trying to compare all ELP albums between each other? Ok, Tarkus.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 15:58
I'm not a big fan of either, but I like Tarkus more. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 15:59
Probs tarkus for the title track
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 16:15
Brain Salad Surgery as an album (which I voted for), but the Tarkus suite as a track.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 16:44
love both but Tarkus got me started and re-started on prog..nothing like it before (or since for that matter), maybe the single most imitated record in prog history, a church of Prog

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 17:18
BSS is more pompous than good (although it's brilliant). Tarkus is one megaparsec above.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 19:58
Tarkus all the way!! Itīs the only thing ELP ever did to blow my socks off! The moogsolo at the end is just mindblowing, whilst it also sounds like an angry electrified duck.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2009 at 20:01
Tarkus was my intro to ELP so is a sentimental favourite. I also find it more accessible than BSS.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2009 at 00:31
Tarkus by far, one of my fav albums ever
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2009 at 02:11
Tarkus was how I got introduced to ELP, and so there's a lot of love there for that album, but I think there's a lot more going on with BSS.
So, though Tarkus was the hors d'oeuvre, Salad for once is the more fulfilling meal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2009 at 02:54
Brain Salad Surgery, ELP's masterpiece. The epic on side 1 of Tarkus is great, but the other side is just mediocre.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2009 at 05:52
Both are great pieces IMHO, although I prefer Trilogy above them both. I chose Tarkus for it's raw sounding production. By the time BSS was done the production was just a little too polished and sterile for the music they were doing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2009 at 20:59
Has anyone else even heard side B of Tarkus? BSS by a mile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2009 at 23:41
Originally posted by Moogtron III

Brain Salad Surgery as an album (which I voted for), but the Tarkus suite as a track.


Yup. BSS is consistently great while side 2 of Tarkus is merely good. It's a very close race however with BSS barely beating out Tarkus.
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2009 at 10:08
Easily Brain Salad.  Although I don't really like ELP that much any more, BSS is a definite desert island disc (assuming I can take 101)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2009 at 17:23
Tarkus...it's my favorite animal...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2009 at 17:37
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No, in all seriousness Tarkus is a pretty good album. Not much from ELP has mightily impressed me though.

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