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Soft Machine vs Chicago (69-79)

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Poll Question: whos your favourite.band
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    Posted: November 16 2013 at 20:28
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Soft Machine is a top 10 band for me so an easy choice. Now Tom Ozric who I think should change his name to Chicago Tom might disagree.Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2013 at 20:35
i like both, but sometimes it is fun to not have that option.

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Softs by far
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I like Chicago but this is a sort of silly poll
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As much as I love Chicago, my vote goes for the Softs......(Ratledge whips Lamm.....)
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Lol.

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I too love Chicago.  I actually needed to think about this one for 5 seconds.  Soft Machine by 5 grides.
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I liked a lot of Chicago songs when I was a kid but pretty much stopped listening after '72...Machine Molle pour moi Wink
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Chicago! Sorry, other than the first album with Kevin Ayers I can't get into Soft Machine.
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm



Soft Machine is a top 10 band for me so an easy choice. Now Tom Ozric who I think should change his name to Chicago Tom might disagree.Big smile
I just noticed this .....and I can't disagree. C'mon, it's Canterbury we're talking about......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 16:52
I really like the first 3 Chicago lp's......but Soft Machine is a Canterbury band and I looooove Canterbury bands
.....Soft Machine it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Mystical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 22:48
I love the softs.
I am currently digging:

Hawkwind, Rare Bird, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Khan, Iron Butterfly, and all things canterbury and hard-psych. I also love jazz!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 08:49
Chicago is very kool but

Soft Machine
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Chicago made some great albums, but they weren't as great as the best of SM.
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Originally posted by Man With Hat

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 12:34
Early Chicago is good, but I love Soft Machine (especially Third).

By the way, I know that Soft machine have a couple of questionable album covers, but this just takes the cake.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 14:40
^ Yep !! Cetera is lovin' Seraphine with Pankow trying to censor it, whilst Loughnane wants to jog. Dunno what Dacus is doing - twirling his hair or something......absolute 'bog' cover - one of the worst. Surprisingly the title-cut is bleedin' awesome in my books.
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^ The obfuscatory Pankow reminds me of an undercover officer there beckoning the onlookers to "move on, nothing to see here". 

I think if I saw that "disaster" (to my tastes) of a cover in a record store I'd be moving right along (guessing they were trying to reach a  particular demographic with it, which I just don't happen to fall into).  Haven't actually heard it though; will check out the track you mentioned.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2013 at 00:01
^ It's kinda almost proggy A.O.R in that the flute solo is over a 7/8 rhythm, and the guitar solo at the end is in 5/4 and Cetera's bass playing is quite superb !! Best song on the album, by a long shot.
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