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Focus in focus: Hocus Pocus vs. Harem Scarem

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    Posted: June 25 2011 at 13:59
Two songs by the same band. Both are tracks from a masterpiece album, have similar titles and more or less similar length. Which is your favourite?
 
Trek van leer!*
 
* Dutch for: Give your opinion!
 
 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 14:34
I suspect this poll has been done before, but even if so: never mind about that.
Ik trek van leer!
My pick would be: Harem Scarem, even if it seems to be an attempt to do another Hocus Pocus...
I like the chord changes better, plus I prefer Jan's guitar work on this track to... well, the lick on Hocus Pocus and the yodeling of Thijs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 21:52
"Harem Scarem" has none of the energy or power of "Hocus Pocus". Elevator music versus licking a light socket.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harold-The-Barrel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 05:45
Originally posted by The Dark Elf

Elevator music versus licking a light socket.


I like that...Hocus Pocus for me too
You must be joking.....Take a running jump......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 06:02
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.   Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 06:59
Hocus pocus!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 07:34
Harem Scarem. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 09:34
Ôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô poPÔ
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 14:40
Harem Scarem is a fun song, but Hocus Pocus is magic.Clown
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Post Options Post Options   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2011 at 09:52
Originally posted by Gandalff

Ôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô poPÔ
Yôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô
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lol

nice yodelling there Gandalff

Hocus Pocus it  is
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2011 at 21:52
Hocus Pocus easily. Harem Scarem is somewhat cool, but indeed it seems like a poor attempt to achieve another Hocus Pocus, which of course they didn't. I like Hamburger Concerto better than Moving Waves, but if Hocus Pocus were part of that album instead of Harem Scarem, then it would be even more awsome.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2011 at 03:19
Originally posted by Moogtron III

I suspect this poll has been done before, but even if so: never mind about that.
Ik trek van leer!
My pick would be: Harem Scarem, even if it seems to be an attempt to do another Hocus Pocus...
I like the chord changes better, plus I prefer Jan's guitar work on this track to... well, the lick on Hocus Pocus and the yodeling of Thijs.
 
I can imagine, but I didn't check it this time.
 
Originally posted by digdug

Originally posted by Gandalff

Ôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô poPÔ
Yôi orôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi rôrôrôi ohrorô
poPÔ

Aaaah aaah aaah aaah
Uuuh oooh oooh ooooooooh



lol

nice yodelling there Gandalff

Hocus Pocus it  is
 
Nice yodeling indeed, but the transcription could be improved.
 
My vote goes to Hocus Pocus too. I like both tracks and I wouldn't call Harem Scarem elevator music, just a slightly lesser track on a masterpiece album, but Hocus Pocus has more power.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2011 at 15:55
It is hard to go against the demonic guitar playing on Hocus Pocus. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2011 at 09:34

Harem Scarem

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mr. Maestro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2011 at 00:22
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.   Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.  
 
Same here. 
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