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Poll Question: Who Was really Underrated among these Excellent bands ?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
10 [10.53%]
5 [5.26%]
5 [5.26%]
6 [6.32%]
5 [5.26%]
10 [10.53%]
6 [6.32%]
2 [2.11%]
1 [1.05%]
0 [0.00%]
6 [6.32%]
9 [9.47%]
1 [1.05%]
8 [8.42%]
7 [7.37%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [1.05%]
9 [9.47%]
3 [3.16%]
1 [1.05%]
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    Posted: July 18 2013 at 04:47
    Well i Know they're all excellent Bands , but , Pioneers by there own Ways , all of them ( approximately !)  where active during the seventies , and they're fairly Rated in Progarchives !   i mean their Albums .  Anyway , this Poll is not to show who's the best among them , it's only my Way to Figure out from you Proggers , are some of these bands mentioned above deserves more credit than they took in 4 decades !!   for instance , do you feel that , one way or another , some of these bands didn't get what they deserves !!  explaining my idea this way , just  to help you out   (  i always though in the Early 70's , that Eloy & Pink Floyd are the same band , but it wasn't , Eloy used to have there own Blend & their own beauty . )  and the Difference between them was only the Label Company , much more activities around the Globe , the Floyds are British , but Eloy were German , using another language !!   it Goes to Gong , Focus , Omega , Le Orme and a lot further more //  you're allowed to choose more than one band , but Please , be accurate in your answers , i need to hear the Truth from You // 

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Le Orme, but there's nothing underrated about these bands.
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Very tough choice between Le Orme, Amon Duul II, and Gong, but went with Le Orme.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Mystical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 07:32
Gong and Fruupp.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 08:14
Eloy-i remember it was only by accident that i even heard of the band (finding a lone used lp copy of Inside in 1989)
   Certainly deserve to be focused on more than they are.
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It's not easy to pick one to be honest...le orme, can, omega and fruupp are tied..and the winner is Eloy !

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Le Orme, Styx, Machiavel, Supertramp...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 09:05
My interest in Le Orme was kindled earlier this year by La Maschera di Cera´s album+ I knew only the name of the band because it was mentioned on PA now and then. Stackridge is another band that deserves more appreciation.
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I can tell you whom I like the most, but to ponder who is most underrated makes my head spin. What does that even mean?

Can is my favorite band here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 09:30
^Ditto on that Steve. 

Underrated? Hmmm... I voted for Amon Düül ll - mostly because they today are my fave band out of this lot, but also because I find them rather under-appreciated on PA. I gather their brand of pseudo rock perhaps is too much for the symphonic velvet connoisseurs, who probably are the majority of folks I suspect.
Conversely, CAN gets a lot more positive attention, but I gather it's down to the funky danceable grooves and enigmatic power of Damo.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 10:07
I can never vote on these polls, I like a lot of these bands equally. And I don't think they are considered underrated either.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 10:26
My vote has to go with Gong, followed by Eloy as a close second.
And to echo some of the other comments, I'm not sure these could be defined as "underrated".
Maybe less-remembered as we plow through the 21st century, but not underrated.
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Kansas > Soft Machine > Can
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I think Can and Gong get plenty of credit among prog fans, so I voted Agitation Free even though I prefer the former two

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I'll take Kansas just over Styx and Supertramp.
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I voted Eloy and Le Orme.  

Kind of an odd poll as several of these bands reached a worldwide fan base (Kansas, Styx, Supertramp, Focus, Kraftwerk, Gong, Soft Machine) and were readily available in mainstream record stores like Tower and The Wherehouse...as such I don't see how they could possibly be considered "underrated".
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

I think Can and Gong get plenty of credit among prog fans, so I voted Agitation Free even though I prefer the former two

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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

I voted Eloy and Le Orme.  

Kind of an odd poll as several of these bands reached a worldwide fan base (Kansas, Styx, Supertramp, Focus, Kraftwerk, Gong, Soft Machine) and were readily available in mainstream record stores like Tower and The Wherehouse...as such I don't see how they could possibly be considered "underrated".

   If you read my post again , you can reach certain levels to reconsider //

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Originally posted by trackstoni

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

I voted Eloy and Le Orme.  

Kind of an odd poll as several of these bands reached a worldwide fan base (Kansas, Styx, Supertramp, Focus, Kraftwerk, Gong, Soft Machine) and were readily available in mainstream record stores like Tower and The Wherehouse...as such I don't see how they could possibly be considered "underrated".

   If you read my post again , you can reach certain levels to reconsider //


Ummm...I did read your post several times and stand by my opinion.  Kansas, Styx, Supertramp, Focus, Kraftwerk, Gong, & Soft Machine received worldwide acclaim, record distribution and credit and therefore can't be considered "underrated" Wink


Edited by The.Crimson.King - July 18 2013 at 15:14
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