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    Posted: September 22 2017 at 07:04
That's a good one. When I was a teenager ELO was my favorite band. 
Now I would say I'm more of a Queen fan.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Croegg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2017 at 05:17
Originally posted by Jeffro Jeffro wrote:

Not a fan of ELO. Can't handle that ELO "sound". I like a lot of Queen songs so Queen it is
 
Yeah, I'm  a fan of ELO to. But I think Ticket To The Moon rocks.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 05:30
Not a fan of ELO. Can't handle that ELO "sound". I like a lot of Queen songs so Queen it is

Edited by Jeffro - September 13 2017 at 05:33
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

just not a fan of either, although both put out an album or two that I would rate 3 stars.  I think they both sold out and made a lot of awful music when they did, drowning out earlier career quality in the process.

I'm a bit skeptical of either band ever really selling out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2017 at 17:17
Both these bands created multi-genre music. Surely, they were mega-hit machines, but where Queen had the 'glammy' hard-rock thing happening from the outset, ELO were a genuine Prog-Rock band that streamlined fairly quickly, much in the same way Split Enz did.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2017 at 19:38
just not a fan of either, although both put out an album or two that I would rate 3 stars.  I think they both sold out and made a lot of awful music when they did, drowning out earlier career quality in the process.

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The mighty Electric Lynne Orchestra!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2017 at 04:53
Queen by a landslide.

If I'd to choose between Queen and Saga, it would be tougher to choose. :D
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:12
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

ELO by (electric) light years. I was never fully sold on Queen. They do have a handful of tunes I like, but never an entire album.


Tom, are you a mind reader ? - My own thoughts, exactly (sorry for borrowing yours without warning Big smile)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:09
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I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:07
^ Really?   Okay, I'll accept that until I actually hear more ELO and can have a more educated opinion.  Until then I stand by it.   You and I have seen a ton of shows, I assume hundreds between us, and in concert Queen killed everyone I've ever seen except maybe U2.   Whereas ELO always seemed twee.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:00
Richard Tandy laughs at that David.  By far the best pure musical talent in either group.. and sadly completly underrated for the lack of any mention in greatest keyboardists.  Bev Bevan was also one of the most respected drummers in all rock. Can say that for ..whatever his name was in Queen.  Add in all the talent that flowed through the band in the strings.. Wilf Gibson? Single greatest violin solo in all rock is to his credit. Oh no.. I'd most certainly give the collective musical talent and playing to ELO.  And that really isn't close IMO. 
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 16:36
^ I'd have to agree though I'd say Queen was a far greater rock band in terms of actual playing.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 16:26
yeah.. easy one.

ELO by .. umm... light years. LOL Though Freddie may have been the single greatest frontman ever. Unfortunately that doesn't trump all the great stuff ELO did musically. 
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Queen.
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easy one
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guy Guden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2017 at 19:22
Roy Wood.  (and that moment when The Move became The Electric Light Orchestra)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2016 at 13:55
Well.....I listened to the first 4 ELO albums more than I  did the first 4 Queen albums...but then they were out earlier  , both good in those days. I'll say both.....
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Queen, not even in a same stratosphere!
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