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Poll Question: who is the best band, whom rock your sock the most
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48 [67.61%]
11 [15.49%]
12 [16.90%]
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    Posted: April 29 2016 at 10:56
Love the Procols.....been on a post-Trower kick the past few months - there's a lot more to the discography than the first three albums.  Love the Floyd.....not many prog fans who don't, but I think I get off the boat at Animals.  I've never dug the Wall; thought the Final Cut was better but the second half is bogged down in similar sounding acoustic numbers (except Not Now, John! - heaviest and best number on the record)......and the final two albums were folly - some solid stuff mixed in with a LOT of filler.  Still, Gilmour's filler beats a helluva lot of shyte that passes for music these days. 
 
So, who wins?  Call it a draw.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2016 at 10:39
To my eye : Pink Floyd. To my ears : Procol Harum. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2016 at 10:15
Well....no surprise that Floyd is winning...one of those iconic bands that the 'fan boys' always defend.
I think Atavachron said the 'both votes' should be split up;.....why? IMO it's a valid position if one likes both bands equally. As a matter of fact I don't play Floyd much these days. Been burned out on them for some years now and tend to play more Procol when I do play either band.
Having said that Floyd is certainly far and away the more influential band and 'superstar' (one of the so-called big 6...) here due to various reasons. Other than Gilmore I always thought their levels of musicianship were overrated but each to their own. I prefer the keyboard work in Procol by their two great players and Trower back in the day interested me every bit as much as Gilmore though he hasn't changed or grown  much over the years and Gilmore has progressed in some ways.
 
I think I'll go listen to Shine On Brightly and not DSOTM.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2016 at 22:37
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Originally posted by thehallway thehallway wrote:



In my eyes, a poll is only ever worthwhile when popularity does not get in the way; i.e. when the respective choices have a similar level of recognition, fame and public awareness. Then, we can actually see which band people in a certain community enjoy and treasure the most, rather than merely confirm the really obvious truth that Pink Floyd have more listeners than Procol Harum.

Yes but on a prog site all's fair among the legends, I suppose.† What I don't like is the "both" option; it doesn't indicate anything other than appreciation for both bands.† As far as I'm concerned the 'both' votes should be split between Floyd and Harum.



Yeah, there are polls that may work on a prog site between a general legend and a less known band... but this poll, before opening it I knew who was going to win. I once made a poll between Led Zeppelin and Rush, and then another with Renaissance, and both held up very well against Zep (Rush was actually winning for a while, but I think in the end Zep took the lead... however, I don't really remember how the Renaissance one ended up).
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Originally posted by thehallway thehallway wrote:

In my eyes, a poll is only ever worthwhile when popularity does not get in the way; i.e. when the respective choices have a similar level of recognition, fame and public awareness. Then, we can actually see which band people in a certain community enjoy and treasure the most, rather than merely confirm the really obvious truth that Pink Floyd have more listeners than Procol Harum.

Yes but on a prog site all's fair among the legends, I suppose.  What I don't like is the "both" option; it doesn't indicate anything other than appreciation for both bands.  As far as I'm concerned the 'both' votes should be split between Floyd and Harum.
 
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I'm with the majority.
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Proke -

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LittleBig Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2016 at 15:39
Pink Floyd
I enjoy Procol Harum but somehow I rarely play their stuff
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thehallway Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2011 at 07:53
In my eyes, a poll is only ever worthwhile when popularity does not get in the way; i.e. when the respective choices have a similar level of recognition, fame and public awareness. Then, we can actually see which band people in a certain community enjoy and treasure the most, rather than merely confirm the really obvious truth that Pink Floyd have more listeners than Procol Harum.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kevin4peace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2011 at 11:53
Floyd for sure. Procol Harum had some great individual songs, but Floyd had great albums.
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Floyd
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2011 at 17:22
Procol Harum have been support band of Pink Floyd, not vice versa....
Great band, though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ruby900 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2011 at 02:58
Sooooo easy - Floyd all the way!
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while I enjoy music of both,
I think Pink Floyd is more important in terms of influence to music in general, and to other genres (not limited to rock music)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2011 at 02:35
I should have voted for both. I went with PF.
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Easy.....Floyd
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Some good albums early on from Procol with Robin Trower, but except for their excellent live album with the Edmonton Symphony, once Trower had left, so did most of their fire and brimstone. The Pink Floyd catalog buries Procol Harum.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2011 at 21:19
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

Originally posted by Formentera Lady Formentera Lady wrote:

I do not know much Procul Harum, so no vote for me. But I like it that you try to make them more popular on this site. Thumbs Up I like the song you posted!
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  Hey! Istill listen to Procol, i got the whole collection and saw them on stage in Paris in the late seventies, i sometimes watch to the dvd live at the union chapel Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2011 at 18:04
Originally posted by Formentera Lady Formentera Lady wrote:

I do not know much Procul Harum, so no vote for me. But I like it that you try to make them more popular on this site. Thumbs Up I like the song you posted!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2011 at 16:40
Give my vote to Floyd but i'm a great Procol fan too
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