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    Posted: July 25 2011 at 08:30
basically utterly unrelated but I just experienced going from the high of listening back through my Gong favourites last week to having gone through some vinyl lately to look for any ommissions and I came across a Saga LP that I thought I'd better check to see if I even really knew what it sounded like as I must have picked it up cheap to find out exactly that and I couldn't quite believe how awful it was
 
anyway, the two have no link or comparison it was just a feeling....an expression.....so don't you can't compare the two I was just saying what was on my mind, which to be honest would probably have been better left in there....
 
I just wanted to talk to somebody, someone? is anybody out there?! LOL
 
It may have been that I was listening to Oresund Space Collective and was mentally transported to another plane....
 
or it might be how annoyed the Saga LP made me as it sounded like Spinal Tap trying to play Rush....
 
 
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I lost my head.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 08:38
negative opinions are a dime a dozen, you see probably someone really likes Saga and can't stand Gong
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 08:41
Originally posted by timothy leary

negative opinions are a dime a dozen, you see probably someone really likes Saga and can't stand Gong
That would be me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 09:52
Yes, oh gong...Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 11:36
So much different bands........
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 12:04
useless post is useless
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 12:13
Originally posted by Padraic

useless post is useless
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Infinity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 15:37
it wasn't supposed to be useful


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Post Options Post Options   Quote wilmon91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2011 at 16:12
Haha.. wow!
 
"No need to discuss" ..well what could be discussed really?  The Saga album isnt even mentioned. You experienced something, which you really can't explain. I can't argue with that!
 
How does Saga really try to sound like Rush. Theyre both from Canada ! Okay, that's a start....Maybe they should have become a power trio. Or the answer might be - they don't sound like Rush! But they tried..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ghost_of_morphy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2011 at 12:43
I would be curious as to the opinions of knowledgeable people about who Saga does sound like.  If you think they sound like Rush, please don't bother to reply.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2011 at 12:53
well both band have a certain link to sci-fi themed covers, comcepts and themology, both bands have spreaded their concept over cerious of albums, the Radio Gnome, Teapot Pixie, mythology, and the Chapters concept, I have two of the Radio Gnome albums, and I have the Chapter Live double CD, both are very good music albums, Gong is avant garde, jazzy, chanting music and Saga is symponic structured oparetic rock, arena rock and futureistic,

so their is "some" similaritys
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Post Options Post Options   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2011 at 12:55
Better you should ask who sounds like Saga since they have been around for a long time. My answer would be quite a few neo prog bands sound similar to Saga.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2011 at 12:57
Originally posted by timothy leary

Better you should ask who sounds like Saga since they have been around for a long time. My answer would be quite a few neo prog bands sound similar to Saga.
  they are also quite heavy guitar sounding so  guess some prog metal bands have Saga influence (Queensryche, Ayreon)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2011 at 13:18
And another thing to note is Saga helped keep prog alive in the 1980's
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2011 at 13:59
Originally posted by timothy leary

And another thing to note is Saga helped keep prog alive in the 1980's
 
They were one band that helped keep it going......I agree. At a time when prog was lost and had no real direction.
 
I saw them once live in 1983/84 (can't 'member)......very good show! I think it was at the LSU arena....I like Saga.......and I think they sound like Saga, that band from Canada.
      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2011 at 14:04
It is interesting that Saga is most popular in the land of Krautrock.
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Originally posted by rushfan4

It is interesting that Saga is most popular in the land of Krautrock.
 
But is Gong popular in Canadia?
      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Formentera Lady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2011 at 11:40
Originally posted by rushfan4

It is interesting that Saga is most popular in the land of Krautrock.

I can subscribe this! I remember a TV transmission of Saga's concert at the beginning of the 80's, I think it was in Rockpalast. And the concert was pretty awesome. One of the major TV stations transmitted it.
I never heard of Gong, though (before I discovered this site).
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