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King Crimson vs. Camel

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KC. I'm with everyone else.
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Camel.  I prefer melody. Have never really understood all the hype that is piled onto KC. Sure they were a forerunner of prog music but that, to me, doesn't make it good - not bad either by the way - I just don't revere KC.
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King Crimson.
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King Crimson by a long shot for me. Camel made some good accessible music, but their music has always struck me as severely lacking in certain ways.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Takeshi Kovacs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2011 at 11:32
Camel by some distance for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote clarkpegasus4001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2011 at 13:06
King Crimson 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote giselle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2011 at 06:31
You are joking? Camel are a decent band, but even though Crimson only did one album, it's not a fair comparison, Camel pales into insignificance next to 'In the Court of the Crimson King'.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2011 at 12:01
Originally posted by giselle giselle wrote:

You are joking? Camel are a decent band, but even though Crimson only did one album, it's not a fair comparison, Camel pales into insignificance next to 'In the Court of the Crimson King'.

If In The Court of The Crimson King was the only King Crimson album, my vote would easily go to Camel. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bad2Bone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2011 at 12:52
Of course King Crimson. That's something that even people not involved in prog appreciate
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I love both, but I must chose Camel
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JS19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2011 at 13:20
Originally posted by DavetheSlave DavetheSlave wrote:

Camel.  I prefer melody. Have never really understood all the hype that is piled onto KC. Sure they were a forerunner of prog music but that, to me, doesn't make it good - not bad either by the way - I just don't revere KC.

Camel are full of emotion, KC are emotionless. Not really a competition for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Drew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2011 at 13:36
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by giselle giselle wrote:

You are joking? Camel are a decent band, but even though Crimson only did one album, it's not a fair comparison, Camel pales into insignificance next to 'In the Court of the Crimson King'.

If In The Court of The Crimson King was the only King Crimson album, my vote would easily go to Camel. 


Ditto-

Camel is an easy choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2011 at 14:12
C C C CYEAH!!!

My vote goes to KC. Both are great though. 
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KC for sure. Both great bands though.
    
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Camel, but not by much.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2011 at 12:32
I'm glad you gave us an "I love them equally" option, because it was going to kill me to have to choose KC over Camel. Truthfully, KC is probably better, but Camel is so great and so underappreciated
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2011 at 22:08
I prefer Camel. Not really interested in which band originated first. It's about the songs both bands made.
 
Here's my fave 4 star or higher Camel albums:
 
Camel
Moonmadness
Raindances
Breathless
Nude
 
Here are my fave 4 star or higher Crimson albums:
 
Posiedon
Lizard
Larks
Red
3 of perfect pair
 
I find Camel write better melodies so they get my vote Cool
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alitare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2011 at 22:20
It's easy for me to decide. I like Camel a good deal, but King Crimson's one of my favorite bands (11th or 12th place or so). Camel's more along the lines of 63rd. For me, that is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DanthraX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2011 at 22:31
I love the first four and the last two Camel albums, the in between I find it to be very weak... On the other hand, all King Crimson albums are masterpieces to me, well maybe with the exception of Beat... So KC it is...
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Snow Goose is the only Camel album that really has anything I can sink my teeth into. King Crimson is loved by any self respecting prog fan on the other hand
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