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Poll Question: Which song of King Crimson is better in your opinion?
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    Posted: October 26 2010 at 17:30
Both songs are somewhat weird, such different than the other King Crimson´s production, but surely excellently played, as usual by them. Which is your favourite?
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
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Cat Food is the best thing the band did in 1970.

Happy Family is from Lizard and is about the beatles Dead
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One hand clap for Happy Family! Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 17:38
Cat Food (again?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 17:49
Originally posted by WalterDigsTunes WalterDigsTunes wrote:

Happy Family is from Lizard and is about the beatles Dead
What´s the Censored degrading on it?
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!

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Happy Family
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I love Happy family and Lizard, I never liked Cat food that much.

Edited by Zargus - October 27 2010 at 10:21
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 19:03
"Cat Food" is the best song on "In the Wake of Poseidon", and I mean it. The piano playing alone is fantastic. "Happy Family" is another song with the wild piano of Keith Tippett. I like both, but will give my vote to "Cat Food".
I love to dance to "Cat Food", by the way.


Edited by BaldFriede - October 26 2010 at 19:04

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 19:20
^What Friede said, both songs are all about Tippett's fun jazzy piano. I love Lizard, but Cat Food is slightly more enjoyable for me than Happy Family.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 19:24
I can just about toss a coin on these.  Not that I don't like them.  Hey let's do that and see if my psychic powers cause the coin to make the right decision.  Well my psychic powers aren't doing much.  I was thinking of going for Happy Family.

Happy Food Cat Family?


Edited by Slartibartfast - October 26 2010 at 19:32
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 19:26
Voted happy family but they are both really great.....on another day it could have been Cat Food.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 19:43
Originally posted by WalterDigsTunes WalterDigsTunes wrote:

Cat Food is the best thing the band did in 1970.

Happy Family is from Lizard and is about the beatles Dead



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 20:18
Cat Food easily. Not my favourite Crimson song at all, but I find it much more enjoyable than Happy Family. And the live version on The Great Deceiver is really great too (though, alas, ofcourse it doesn't have the great piano).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jörgemeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 20:28
I though this poll was about Happy family the awesome japanese fusion-zeulh like band 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 20:30
I just listened to both songs again. I had completely forgotten how very danceable "Happy Family" is. It will definitely run on our next party.

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Cat Food. Love that song.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 00:04
Happy Family wins easily for me.  Not too sure about Sinfield's lyric for Cat Food, although granted it's a fun song.  But "I tell you that it's cat food, not even fit for a horse"?  So you'd feed it to your cat but not your horse?  Pete must not be a cat lover.  Wink
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Again!! Tippett rocks the piano on cat food.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 04:01
Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

Happy Family wins easily for me.  Not too sure about Sinfield's lyric for Cat Food, although granted it's a fun song.  But "I tell you that it's cat food, not even fit for a horse"?  So you'd feed it to your cat but not your horse?  Pete must not be a cat lover.  Wink

"Cat Food" is of course a song about human food, or more specifically about instant meals. So both "cat food" and "not even firt for a horse" are derogatory expressions for it.

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