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Poll Question: Which one do you like most out of the two?
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    Posted: July 25 2010 at 17:33
Just curious to see which of the two songs sung by Phil during the PG era the folks here enjoy most Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 17:36

More Fool Me Thumbs Down

For Absent Friends Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 17:37
"For Abesnt Friends."  Neither are great songs, but "For Absent Friends" is a nice breather between the two monumental masterpieces that are "The Musical Box" and "The Return of the Giant Hogweed."  "More Fool Me" is just filler, and SEBTP would be better without it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 17:40
No question. For Absent Friends is often a skipper for me, but at least it's got some charm. More Fool Me is just absolute rubbish. I would argue that it's not filler, as the album is a good 50 some minutes long - they could've easily cut the song out and still have nice, long album. A shot at a radio ballad, maybe? Phil wouldn't stop whining about how he never got to sing lead so they through him and Mike into a studio and just laid to track whatever came out? Who knows.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 17:40
For some inexplicable reason, I really enjoy "For Absent Friends". Quite the beautiful, short song. "More Fool Me" I like as well, but not as much...I tend to think it complements the whole of SEBTP quite well. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 17:46
Both excellent songs, But More Fool Me sounds a little more substantial. Hence it gets my vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 17:52
I don't like Phil Collins...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:01
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy UndercoverBoy wrote:

"For Abesnt Friends."  Neither are great songs, but "For Absent Friends" is a nice breather between the two monumental masterpieces that are "The Musical Box" and "The Return of the Giant Hogweed."  "More Fool Me" is just filler, and SEBTP would be better without it.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:08
Originally posted by migdal migdal wrote:

I don't like Phil Collins...
 
And Phil Collins doesn't like you... Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:19

Both from overrated albums, but For Absent Friends isn't that bad. More Fool Me however...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:43
More Fool Me. I'm guess I'm the only one who's actually a fan of that song. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:51
I don't what's people problem with 'For Absent Friends', I think it works splendidly in Nursery Cryme. 'More Fool Me' while decent, it doesn't fit in the album at all, similar to 'Your Own Special Way' that is OK but doesn't fit Wind & Wuthering.
 
Obviously I voted for 'For Absent Friends'.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:52
Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

More Fool Me. I'm guess I'm the only one who's actually a fan of that song. LOL

Either you can't read or can't count..........................or both.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:56
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

More Fool Me. I'm guess I'm the only one who's actually a fan of that song. LOL

Either you can't read or can't count..........................or both.

Be nice now. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 18:56
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 19:00
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

More Fool Me. I'm guess I'm the only one who's actually a fan of that song. LOL

Either you can't read or can't count..........................or both.


I obviously wasn't being entirely literal. Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 20:05
I guess For Absent Friends. But More Fool Me isn't that bad...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2010 at 05:05
Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

More Fool Me. I'm guess I'm the only one who's actually a fan of that song. LOL

Either you can't read or can't count..........................or both.


I obviously wasn't being entirely literal. Angry

Sounds like you obviuosly weren't being literal at all!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2010 at 05:30
For absent friends is the 3rd best song on NC behind Hogweed and Salmacis Smile

Edited by progman2010 - July 26 2010 at 05:30
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2010 at 06:15
I too enjoy For Absent Friends. It's fun to sing a long to Smile
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