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    Posted: December 12 2012 at 16:27
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Originally posted by Waiting Man

Are you kidding me? Wich instrument do you play? The triangle? Maybe a pot full of rice?
I've seen that video of Scott preparing his album Bish Bosch. Some guy was playing a bowl of marbles.
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Originally posted by Anthony

How can anyone believe that King Crimson is better than other bands when half of the time it has been disbanded?
Yeah. ... I forgot that's supposed to matter and affect the quality of the band's music. Confused
Originally posted by Anthony

And then I'm not even talking about the lack of melodies.
Confused ... aye? Stern Smile

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Originally posted by Sumdeus

k well as long as this topic has come up i'd like to quickly recc three awesome albums that i think are hip-hop works. experimental and unique, and quite progressive/psychedelic to certain extents

Madvillain - Madvillainy
Eyedea - The Many Faces Of Oliver Hart
Edan - Beauty And The Beat

these are the records that pop into my head when i think of hip-hop really pushing boundaries and doing something unprecedented in teh genre

Cool. I love that Madvillain cd, i'll check the other two out!  :-)
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Definitely NOT overrated. Underrated.

However, I still want my money back for that No Pussyfooting album I was enough of a sucker to buy. Anyone else got that one in their collection?   
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^ Is it on a CD? How much did it cost?

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Love me some pussyfooting.
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no Tongue

I'd rather be pussy licking than pussy footing...


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Dead ... Cop kill a creep ... pow-pow-pow.
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yeah Fripp's solo albums never really clicked with me. Fripp & Eno, on the other hand though....
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No.
 
And this should be in a different section...
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ Is it on a CD? How much did it cost?

I got it on vinyl. Nothing but a Fripp and Eno science experiment on Frippertronics. I like Frippertronics, but sheesh! Just the same loop going around and around and around and around and around (and around...). Somewhere on the second side things mercifully got a little out of phase at last so that something musical could happen.

I'll have to look around for the receipt.

In spite of this, I'm with those who think that Fripp is NOT overrated.

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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Anthony

How can anyone believe that King Crimson is better than other bands when half of the time it has been disbanded?
Yeah. ... I forgot that's supposed to matter and affect the quality of the band's music. Confused

No, that does not affect the quality of the music. I just find it ridiculous that a band who makes, say two or three great albums and then does nothing for over ten years is considered to be better than a band who makes ten masterpieces without having to split up (I don't mean a certain band in particular, just giving an example)
And mind you, it's not that I hate KC or Fripp, (I've got all KC albums), and they're good, but imo not as great as some think. 
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Originally posted by Anthony

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Anthony

How can anyone believe that King Crimson is better than other bands when half of the time it has been disbanded?
Yeah. ... I forgot that's supposed to matter and affect the quality of the band's music. Confused
No, that does not affect the quality of the music. I just find it ridiculous that a band who makes, say two or three great albums and then does nothing for over ten years is considered to be better than a band who makes ten masterpieces without having to split up (I don't mean a certain band in particular, just giving an example).

And mind you, it's not that I hate KC or Fripp, (I've got all KC albums), and they're good, but imo not as great as some think. 
Luckily, that has never happened, so that example does not suit the KC-vs.-Rush case. Of course, this is just a hypothetical example, as you've pointed out. Disbanding does not mean anything. A band that would do nothing for ten years could make more masterworks than a band that has never broken up.


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A while ago I talked myself into buying A Scarcity of Miracles (mostly because of Mr. Harrison, who played on it). I tell you, Mr. Fripp for real gone fishing like nobody's business. When you have run out of things to say, it's more classy to disband and remain silent. 

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Originally posted by Argonaught

A while ago I talked myself into buying A Scarcity of Miracles (mostly because of Mr. Harrison, who played on it). I tell you, Mr. Fripp for real gone fishing like nobody's business. When you have run out of things to say, it's more classy to disband and remain silent. 

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Originally posted by Argonaught

A while ago I talked myself into buying A Scarcity of Miracles (mostly because of Mr. Harrison, who played on it). I tell you, Mr. Fripp for real gone fishing like nobody's business. When you have run out of things to say, it's more classy to disband and remain silent. 

My heart agrees with ever bit of what you said.
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Originally posted by Anthony

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Anthony

How can anyone believe that King Crimson is better than other bands when half of the time it has been disbanded?
Yeah. ... I forgot that's supposed to matter and affect the quality of the band's music. Confused
No, that does not affect the quality of the music. I just find it ridiculous that a band who makes, say two or three great albums and then does nothing for over ten years is considered to be better than a band who makes ten masterpieces without having to split up (I don't mean a certain band in particular, just giving an example).

And mind you, it's not that I hate KC or Fripp, (I've got all KC albums), and they're good, but imo not as great as some think. 
Luckily, that has never happened, so that example does not suit the KC-vs.-Rush case. Of course, this is just a hypothetical example, as you've pointed out. Disbanding does not mean anything. A band that would do nothing for ten years could make more masterworks than a band that has never broken up.

Yeah, I cannot think of any prog rock band that never broke up (or otherwise) and made 10 MASTERPIECES.   Very good albums, sure, but KC also did so, they are NOT just about the two or three that are frequently talked about.  What's wrong with Poseidon, what's wrong with Power to Believe?
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does anybody know the deal with Poseidon? I've always wondered what was up with it, it's like literally a variation on In The Court...
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Anthony

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

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How can anyone believe that King Crimson is better than other bands when half of the time it has been disbanded?
Yeah. ... I forgot that's supposed to matter and affect the quality of the band's music.
No, that does not affect the quality of the music. I just find it ridiculous that a band who makes, say two or three great albums and then does nothing for over ten years is considered to be better than a band who makes ten masterpieces without having to split up (I don't mean a certain band in particular, just giving an example).

And mind you, it's not that I hate KC or Fripp, (I've got all KC albums), and they're good, but imo not as great as some think. 
Luckily, that has never happened, so that example does not suit the KC-vs.-Rush case. Of course, this is just a hypothetical example, as you've pointed out. Disbanding does not mean anything. A band that would do nothing for ten years could make more masterworks than a band that has never broken up.

Yeah, I cannot think of any prog rock band that never broke up (or otherwise) and made 10 MASTERPIECES.   Very good albums, sure, but KC also did so, they are NOT just about the two or three that are frequently talked about.  What's wrong with Poseidon, what's wrong with Power to Believe?
Well, this is now a whole different matter - who likes what.
Originally posted by Sumdeus

does anybody know the deal with Poseidon? I've always wondered what was up with it, it's like literally a variation on In The Court...
That's one of the reasons why I don't like it, but I don't absolutely hate it.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - December 12 2012 at 18:52
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