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Poll Question: Which era do you prefer?
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    Posted: August 22 2013 at 10:48
Hello pogheads Smile! I made a little poll for Ozric Tentacles' fans in order to see which era of their career is the most appreciated. As the band always changed by transition, I broke their discography into four parts according to the line-up, the style and the sound aesthetics. So we have:
- The first era in the late 80's (featuring mainly Ed Wynne g and synts, Joie Hinton synts, Roly Wynne b, Nick van Gelder dr, Paul Hankin percussions). From Erpsongs to The Bits Between The Bits.
- The classic era in the early 90's (featuring mainly Ed Wynne g and synts, Joie Hinton synts, Roly Wynne or Zia b, Merv Pepler dr, John Egan flute, Paul Hankin percussions). From Pungent Effulgent to Arborescence.
- The third era in the late 90's (featuring mainly Ed Wynne g and synts, Seaweed synts, Zia b, Rad dr, John Egan flute). From Become The Other to Swirly Termination.
- The present era (featuring mainly Ed Wynne g and synts, Brandi b and synts, Silas Neptune synts, Ollie Seagle dr). From Spirals in Hyperspace to ...
 Personnaly I would choose the classic era because it contains Pungent Effulgent, Erpland and Jurassic Shift, all wonderful albums, but strangely I think I prefer the line-up of the third era, there's something very rock inside!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 10:57
89-94 is the clear winner for me.

Pungent Effulgent, Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift and Arborescence are some of my favorites album from the 90's.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 11:10

I think I consider Strangeitude and Live Underslunky my favs, but the Third Era has some great stuff as well. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 11:28
Originally posted by MFP MFP wrote:

89-94 is the clear winner for me.

Pungent Effulgent, Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift and Arborescence are some of my favorites album from the 90's.


Ditto, though I'm enjoying the "current" era a lot, too!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 11:38
Another vote for "the classic period". Erpland is my fave, and with Sunscape and Iscence, it may well be their most diverse album out of the lot. "Chill out tracks on an Ozrics record? You're mad!!"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 12:00
I only know the second era and I love it. This thread gives me the chance to say that tomorrow friday night I'm going to see them live here in Tel-Aviv!  Big smile (Where's the jumping up and down emoticon when you need it?)

I must say the last concert here wasn't very good, but the low price concert leaves me with no alternatives, only 35$!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 13:55
You call something the classic period for a reason.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 14:16
How do you tell them apart, except for the date on the album? I like em all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 14:40
They all have their charms, but there isn't really any competition here
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 15:31
I only have Jurassic Shift (and think it's great) so I won't be voting...

Edited by The.Crimson.King - August 22 2013 at 15:32
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 17:22
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


I only have Jurassic Shift (and think it's great) so I won't be voting...


You need quite a few more!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 18:57
Yep 89/94
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2013 at 19:46
Because Spirals in Hyperspace (my fave) falls into present I'll give that a vote. But they're all good!  Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2013 at 04:31
Originally posted by CryoftheCarrots CryoftheCarrots wrote:

Because Spirals in Hyperspace (my fave) falls into present I'll give that a vote. But they're all good!  Smile


Yes it's the only one for which I hesitated because, as it is almost a Ed Wynne's solo album, I couldn't refer to the lin-up. I thought Spirals in Hyperspace already had the more electro sound of the last albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2013 at 05:53
'89 - '94     'Classic' era, although Ed and Co. have never done anything that's not worth hearing.  Ozrics Bowdown 

Edited by Tom Ozric - August 26 2013 at 00:59
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2013 at 11:43
I like all of the eras
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2013 at 13:12
I enjoy all their stuff - Arboresence and Curious Corn in particular.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2013 at 19:05
Since Curious Corn is my fave, I voted for that era.
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