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Best Guitar & Keyboard Prog Tandem?

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Poll Question: Pick your favourite!
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    Posted: November 17 2013 at 14:41

I´ve chosen 18 excellent guitar & keyboards tandems from best rated classic or contemporary Prog bands, namely from their Golden years. Which of them is your favourite?

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Edited by Gandalff - November 18 2013 at 01:44
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 14:53
I've choosen Hackett and Banks because of the awesome tapping guitar and keyboards duo. Otherwise I would have voted for Gilmour and Wright !!
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Green & Minnear for me.
Another excellent tandem are Blackmore and Lord.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 15:01
Too many excellent and for different reasons. I can't vote
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Hackett/Banks from this list, but IMO the duo of Crichton/Gilmour of Saga are peerless! For pure, needless w**kery I guess Petrucci/Rudess are the best:)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 15:19
Under normal circumstances I would have picked Fripp & Tippett, but nevertheless I feel that as a tandem are far stronger Akkerman and Van Leer.
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Latimer and Bardens are simply perfect together.

Rothery & Kelly, Hackett & Banks, Green & Minnear and Gilmour & Wright are also excellent.
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Nice poll.  I went for GG.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cemego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 16:10

REALLY FRUSTRATED there is not a Holdsworth/Jobson (UK) option.  That middle section on "Nevermore" from the first UK album is INCREDIBLE.  Possibly one of the best guitar/keyboard trade offs i've ever heard in prog (and Wetton plays a wicked bass on it).  This bit begins in "Nevermore" about 2:50 into the 8:10 min long song.  

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In the meantime, I voted for Hackett/Banks... BUT SERIOUSLY FOLKS!  HOLDSWORTH/JOBSON (UK) by far takes this challenge imho.

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Wow, lots of great teams to vote for but I went for Hackett/Banks as I think they complimented each others styles the best.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Wow, lots of great teams to vote for but I went for Hackett/Banks as I think they complimented each others styles the best.
That works for me.....
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a great one not mentioned is Du Cann/Crane (Atomic Rooster)
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Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Hackett/Banks from this list, but IMO the duo of Crichton/Gilmour of Saga are peerless!


Kudos, sir!

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 This is a pet peeve of mineWink  I think one of the great unfortunate missed opportunities in prog music is the fact that Banks and Hackett never worked together again ----Banks is a smug thick head!---and the two of them were the best keys and guitar combo ever. Just totally complement each others playing. This poll makes me mad.Angry and sad.Cry
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Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

 This is a pet peeve of mineWink  I think one of the great unfortunate missed opportunities in prog music is the fact that Banks and Hackett never worked together again ----Banks is a smug thick head!---and the two of them were the best keys and guitar combo ever. Just totally complement each others playing. This poll makes me mad.Angry and sad.Cry

Ya, in every interview I've seen with Banks he really appears to have his arrogance gene running in overdrive.  I thought it was ironic in this poll that I chose Hackett/Banks when it appeared to me that Banks was the main reason Hackett was squeezed out of Genesis in '77 Wink
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Hackett said in an interview that Banks had agreed to play on one of his Revisited albums--not sure if it was the first or the more recent one---and at the last minute canceled saying he didn't think it was a good idea or some such nonsense. 
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Based on their ability to complement each other, like others have said, Banks & Hackett.

Also, where you've included Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, if you're only going to include part of his family name & not the whole hyphenated thing, the first (Rodriguez) is the correct one, rather than Lopez.. Goes for all or most Spanish family names.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Wow, lots of great teams to vote for but I went for Hackett/Banks as I think they complimented each others styles the best.

This for sure!

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Gilmour and Wright worked wonderfully as a team.

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