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The Flower Kings or Spock's Beard?

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Poll Question: Which band do you do like more?
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    Posted: June 02 2010 at 21:39
I'm pretty much tied between the two. I love them both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2010 at 22:13

Spock's Beard. The Kings are great as well, but none of their releases can match works like V, Snow or the first couple of tracks on The Light, which are memorable.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 00:11
I have more albums by The Flower Kings than Spock's Beard, so I voted for them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jplanet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 00:54
For me it depends if we're talking Neal Morse era or after. With Neal Morse, no doubt Spock's wins. After Neal Morse, I think FK has the edge...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 03:04
You can probably guess from my avatar where my vote went.
 
I really like Spock's Beard but The Flower Kings are my favourite band so......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 05:56
Originally posted by jplanet jplanet wrote:

For me it depends if we're talking Neal Morse era or after. With Neal Morse, no doubt Spock's wins. After Neal Morse, I think FK has the edge...

Exactly. Post Morse, the Flower Kings are clearly the better band, but with Morse Spock's Beard was the better band. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progfan1958 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 06:19
I think overall I enjoy The Kings more than The Beard,  however the new SB disk "X" is surprisingly excellent. Now if Roine could only work out the issues within the Flower Kings and put out somethjing new....
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Spock's Beard sounds too derivative for my taste, I can clearly spot the different influences at different times.
The Flower Kings have a more distinctly recognisable sound, to my ears anyway
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Originally posted by Floyd1990 Floyd1990 wrote:

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Thank you for the poignant and witty commentary.  We appreciate your input and you may have actually helped change some opinions on this thread.  Personally, I was going to vote "Spock's Beard" but you bring up a great point so I'll vote for "The Flower Kings" instead.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 11:55
Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:

Originally posted by Floyd1990 Floyd1990 wrote:

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Thank you for the poignant and witty commentary.  We appreciate your input and you may have actually helped change some opinions on this thread.  Personally, I was going to vote "Spock's Beard" but you bring up a great point so I'll vote for "The Flower Kings" instead.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 12:00
Flower Kings ... but the only SB album I've heard so far is Day For Night, so that might change after I've heard more of their discography.
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TFK gets another vote from me.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nightfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 14:34
I like them both but perhaps marginally preffer The Flower Kings.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote J-Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 14:41
Love both... but I have a form of Neal Morse bias that nothing can overcome. Snow, V, and The Kindness of Strangers are 3 of my all-time favorite albums and I've always had a soft spot for them. I love TFK, but they just can't compete with the Beard IMO.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Floyd1990 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 15:17
Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:

Originally posted by Floyd1990 Floyd1990 wrote:

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Thank you for the poignant and witty commentary.  We appreciate your input and you may have actually helped change some opinions on this thread.  Personally, I was going to vote "Spock's Beard" but you bring up a great point so I'll vote for "The Flower Kings" instead.


Unfortunately concision is underrated these days...

Neither of them because they are modern bands but don't sound modern at all. There's always a feeling of deja ecoute. But of course both are quite good in their field...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote J-Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 15:26
Originally posted by Floyd1990 Floyd1990 wrote:

Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:

Originally posted by Floyd1990 Floyd1990 wrote:

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Thank you for the poignant and witty commentary.  We appreciate your input and you may have actually helped change some opinions on this thread.  Personally, I was going to vote "Spock's Beard" but you bring up a great point so I'll vote for "The Flower Kings" instead.


Unfortunately concision is underrated these days...

Neither of them because they are modern bands but don't sound modern at all. There's always a feeling of deja ecoute. But of course both are quite good in their field...


You could've said that from the beginning, rather than acting like you're too good for everyone that likes either of these bands. Wink

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Floyd1990 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2010 at 18:03
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Floyd1990 Floyd1990 wrote:

Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:

Originally posted by Floyd1990 Floyd1990 wrote:

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Thank you for the poignant and witty commentary.  We appreciate your input and you may have actually helped change some opinions on this thread.  Personally, I was going to vote "Spock's Beard" but you bring up a great point so I'll vote for "The Flower Kings" instead.


Unfortunately concision is underrated these days...

Neither of them because they are modern bands but don't sound modern at all. There's always a feeling of deja ecoute. But of course both are quite good in their field...


You could've said that from the beginning, rather than acting like you're too good for everyone that likes either of these bands. Wink


I apologise. It really wasn't my intention to be pretentious.Confused In fact i do enjoy both bands from time to time.Wink
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The flower kings  Smile
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The Flower Kings. Neal Morse's solo albums are better than Spock's Beard
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