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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 15:25
Focus. I still think they're laughed at by a lot of people cuz they had a sense of humor ("Hocus Pocus," "Round Goes The Gossip," "I Need a Bathroom"), but their music knowledge, song structures and command of their instruments was so far beyond many, many of their contemporaries. I find myself playing more of 1970s Focus today than I do Yes or Genesis or King Crimson!
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All excellent bands and most of them are already highly rated so I did not vote for them.

Stackridge and Fruupp deserve far more attention than they get so I voted for them. I gave Jonesy a vote too as they are a good band that I think almost no-one has heard of.

Three votes is enough or I would have given Agitation Free a vote too.
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Who's overrated? Who's underrated? I don't know and honestly, I don't care. Going with my favorite from the list : Supertramp.
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Underrated....? Does anyone have the stats on which of these band have the lowest ratings here at PA..?
I like Jonesy and Agitation Free and they don't get mentioned all that much.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

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

   What i Precisely mean by Underrated is , Do you believe that , if they use to have another Label Companies , another Recordings Studios , different Locations to Promote their Releases , perhaps another Mentality to Promote their Albums , do you believe that , they can Reach what they really deserves !!!?  Wink
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Can and Amon Duul 2 very underrated (they are not present in the top 100).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2013 at 09:20
I voted GonG. Especialy because Shamal the album.

Edited by Svetonio - July 20 2013 at 09:21
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^ That one and Gazuse are my favorites. I've never been a fan of Gong really but those are good fusion albums. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2013 at 12:22
Originally posted by trackstoni

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

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

   What i Precisely mean by Underrated is , Do you believe that , if they use to have another Label Companies , another Recordings Studios , different Locations to Promote their Releases , perhaps another Mentality to Promote their Albums , do you believe that , they can Reach what they really deserves !!!?  Wink

Got it...thanks for the clarification.  Based on that, I'd add Gong to my original votes for Eloy and Le Orme Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2013 at 12:29
I voted for Gong. Could've just as easily voted for Focus. It's really sad that Jade Warrior can't even make it onto an underrated pioneers poll. They're my real vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 01:52
Eloy because I love them but I would never call them 'pioneers' as such. In fact Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes sounds like a fantastic tribute album to Floyd and Tangerine Dream. They were never ashamed to take a winning formula and make it 'better'. Also production quality was the best if you like that big prog sound.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 01:56
Soft M. or Gong .........Soft M.
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Gong and The Soft Machine, if they are underratedConfused. 
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Originally posted by trackstoni

    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 !!   


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These are my choice of four bands I always felt should have received more credit due. True, all the bands mentioned in the Poll are great and I'm aware this can become a little subjective but my heart goes out to these.

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