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Poll Question: Which clone album is your favorite?
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    Posted: March 17 2013 at 12:25
These are some of my favorite "clone" albums, where the music is so closely tied to the band in parentheses that it is almost a direct copy.  And yes, I do like that Starcastle album.  Wink  Which one is your favorite?  If I've missed one you like better, tell me what it is.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 12:35
Treason is my favourite of these (though it's the worst Gryphon album), but if you think it was in any way a clone of Yes, you are completely mistaken.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 12:37
Funny, I expected someone to say that about Unfolded Like Staircase, not Treason.  For me, it does indeed sound like a Yes clone, but of course, that doesn't mean you have to hear the same things I hear.  
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I've only heard four of the ten but i really like those four a lot. Discipline, The Watch, Tiles and Wobbler. Gotta go with Wobbler although i really love that Tiles album.

Edited by Mellotron Storm - March 17 2013 at 13:17
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Bellaphon are a great Camel clone (the only real Camel clone that I know)
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Discipline for me; a great album. In no way do I consider Gryphon a Yes clone; a very different band IMO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 13:41
Gryphon is not a Yes clone, but that album is.  Their other four albums are very much not Yes clones.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 14:05
Tiles - Fence the Clear is an excellent album and Tiles is among my fav bands
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Other: Citizen Cain - Somewhere but Yesterday (Genesis clone).

Seriously, these guys are the most simmilar thing to Genesis I ever came across. Even the singer sings exactly like Peter Gabriel.
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As far as Genesis clones go, my two favorite tracks are Rael's Momo (from their Mascuras Urbanas album), and The Watch's Shining Bald Heads, from their 2000 album Vacuum. Momo sounds like a lost masterpiece from Selling England by the Pound - and it's better than that album's weaker tracks (Epping Forest, More Fool Me). The Watch's track sounds perhaps a bit too modern to really be Genesis, but it's a great track - think Big Big Train at their best.

Think Floyd's track Hope (I think from their album of the same name) sounds like Waters (I mean, it *really does*!!) singing a Division Bell-era track (production-wise; composition-wise, it's a dead-ringer in Waters' inimitable style) - only it's better than anything on that album, barring High Hopes. Oh, and it's better than anything on The Final Cut, Pros and Cons, Radio Kaos, and Amused. (The rest of Think Floyd's album? Not so much. But enough to please Waters/Floyd fans.)

I know they're not prog, but when I first heard Placebo on the radio, I swear I thought it was Rush, and that they finally went back to their guitar-based Moving Pictures days. Can't remember what track it was - Pure Morning probably. (In retrospect, it sounds more like Geddy Lee fronting the Smashing Pumpkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQQmAP9Poo4)

Momo (http://mp3juices.com/search/RAEL-Momo) and Hope (http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=6018), two tracks that are even better than the real thing (almost).


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VdGG with a cloud of milk and a cube of sugar, please...Approve
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 15:19
I'm going with Starcastle because I did not know VDGG was a clone.  If fact I really don't know VDGG...  And before I get jumped on by some fans, I bet there is prog stuff out there that I know which you don't  Neener neener neener. LOL
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No, no, no.  Discipline is a VDGG clone or at least their album Unfolded Like Staircase was.  VDGG is not a clone band.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 15:38
Originally posted by Lima96 Lima96 wrote:

Other: Citizen Cain - Somewhere but Yesterday (Genesis clone).
Seriously, these guys are the most simmilar thing to Genesis I ever came across. Even the singer sings exactly like Peter Gabriel.


This is a good other vote.



But I'll go with ULS even though I wouldn't go as far as to call it a VDGG clone.
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I will go with the Starcastle debut, though i don't really feel it's clone material. Starcastle show some refreshing creativity of their own on that album.
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Picking Discipline but I don't see it as a VDGG clone at all.
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I'll go with Starcastle because I think they were very much a Yes clone band. Many others I don't know but I will say that Gryphon and Glass Hammer are not clone bands in that I believe they have earned their own distinct identity.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 20:33
Hate clone bands--what's the point? Artistically , I think cover bands have more credibility---really hate Starcastle, doesn't sound like Yes to me ---
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 23:54
I'll go with Starcastle, as I knew the band....they didn't intend to "sound" like Yes, but like Glass Hammer and a few others, wanted to use that characteristic sound (high tenor vocal harmonies, driving Rick bass, intricate guitar etc.) and make an American equivalent.  

They succeeded on some level, especially their debut album.  They were all the rage in Champaign, IL which launched its share of music (REO Speedwagon dominated the AOR airwaves stateside, and Fripp/King Crimson resided in Champaign for a while).  

I don't know several of the others, it is a good shopping list!  If you haven't heard Glass Hammer's new "Perilous," check it out, Jon Davison IS the vocalist for Yes!  If they share vocalists, are they a clone??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DisgruntledPorcupine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2013 at 00:15
Originally posted by Lima96 Lima96 wrote:

Other: Citizen Cain - Somewhere but Yesterday (Genesis clone).

Seriously, these guys are the most simmilar thing to Genesis I ever came across. Even the singer sings exactly like Peter Gabriel.

Oh dear, that's uncanny...
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