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Poll Question: Of these three, which do you chooseth?
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Sorry but to my ears  Red Queen to Gryphon Three is not prog folk, although I like the album immensely!

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Comus, and it isn't close.
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Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!
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easy. Gryphon, of course. 
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Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!

I can understand why you don't like it. It's just a complete difference of musical tastes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 25 2014 at 21:36
Strawbs...........Gryphon.......Comus
Both Hero and Red Queen have quite a bit of non-folk elements...imo.
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I love Strawbs, like Comus,and really can't fathom Gryphon
so H&H for me
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I like Strawbs and Gryphon a lot more than Comus, but I see why they're popular. I went with Red Queen but overall I prefer the Strawbs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2014 at 08:32
I like all the albums here, but I'll vote for Comus First Utterance.
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!

I can understand why you don't like it. It's just a complete difference of musical tastes.

First Utterance is an album people either love or absolutely hate and I hate it with a passion. As you say, it's just taste.
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

I love Strawbs, like Comus,and really can't fathom Gryphon
so H&H for me
 
Gryphon's album here is one I can't get into at all, easily my least favourite of the three. As Herc and Horizons mentioned already, it's all about one's musical taste.
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!

I can understand why you don't like it. It's just a complete difference of musical tastes.

First Utterance is an album people either love or absolutely hate and I hate it with a passion. As you say, it's just taste.

Apart from a few passages I can't listen to, overall I like the Comus album, but Ican certainly see the extreme views.  I actually think "Rats and Mice in the Loft" by Jan Dukes de Grey is a lot better than "First Utterance' while very loosely being "in the style of"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2014 at 18:51
Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!

I can understand why you don't like it. It's just a complete difference of musical tastes.

First Utterance is an album people either love or absolutely hate and I hate it with a passion. As you say, it's just taste.

Apart from a few passages I can't listen to, overall I like the Comus album, but Ican certainly see the extreme views.  I actually think "Rats and Mice in the Loft" by Jan Dukes de Grey is a lot better than "First Utterance' while very loosely being "in the style of"
 
I totally agree about First Utterance and Rats And Mice In The Loft being loosely of the same style, and I do always think of one when the other is mentioned. I just thought that was mostly because of my lack of knowledge of this sub-genre but they both seem to be extreme-folk if there was ever a sub-genre called that.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2014 at 23:51
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!

I can understand why you don't like it. It's just a complete difference of musical tastes.

First Utterance is an album people either love or absolutely hate and I hate it with a passion. As you say, it's just taste.

Apart from a few passages I can't listen to, overall I like the Comus album, but Ican certainly see the extreme views.  I actually think "Rats and Mice in the Loft" by Jan Dukes de Grey is a lot better than "First Utterance' while very loosely being "in the style of"
 
I totally agree about First Utterance and Rats And Mice In The Loft being loosely of the same style, and I do always think of one when the other is mentioned. I just thought that was mostly because of my lack of knowledge of this sub-genre but they both seem to be extreme-folk if there was ever a sub-genre called that.LOL
that's not a bad name, or how about twisted folk  Wink  We do wpeak about wyrd folk a bit but more as a modern sub sub genre.  Perhaps Comus and jan Dukes were the godfathers of this style.  They might also be considered a very English style of psych folk like Incredible Spring Band, Forest, or Spirogyra (sp?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2014 at 07:12
Gryphon for me

followed by Strawbs

not a Comus fan
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Went with Gryphon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2014 at 18:30
Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!

I can understand why you don't like it. It's just a complete difference of musical tastes.

First Utterance is an album people either love or absolutely hate and I hate it with a passion. As you say, it's just taste.

Apart from a few passages I can't listen to, overall I like the Comus album, but Ican certainly see the extreme views.  I actually think "Rats and Mice in the Loft" by Jan Dukes de Grey is a lot better than "First Utterance' while very loosely being "in the style of"
 
I totally agree about First Utterance and Rats And Mice In The Loft being loosely of the same style, and I do always think of one when the other is mentioned. I just thought that was mostly because of my lack of knowledge of this sub-genre but they both seem to be extreme-folk if there was ever a sub-genre called that.LOL
that's not a bad name, or how about twisted folk  Wink  We do wpeak about wyrd folk a bit but more as a modern sub sub genre.  Perhaps Comus and jan Dukes were the godfathers of this style.  They might also be considered a very English style of psych folk like Incredible Spring Band, Forest, or Spirogyra (sp?)


I always refer to albums by bands such as Comus, Spirogyra, Jan Dukes de Grey, The Incredible String Band and Pentangle as acid folk. 

Acid Folk (aka psychedelic folk) is my favourite folk subgenre generally.  I also place the likes of Perry Leopold in there.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2014 at 20:10
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Strawbs by a mile!! I can't comprehend why the Comus album is so revered!!

I can understand why you don't like it. It's just a complete difference of musical tastes.

First Utterance is an album people either love or absolutely hate and I hate it with a passion. As you say, it's just taste.

Apart from a few passages I can't listen to, overall I like the Comus album, but Ican certainly see the extreme views.  I actually think "Rats and Mice in the Loft" by Jan Dukes de Grey is a lot better than "First Utterance' while very loosely being "in the style of"
 
I totally agree about First Utterance and Rats And Mice In The Loft being loosely of the same style, and I do always think of one when the other is mentioned. I just thought that was mostly because of my lack of knowledge of this sub-genre but they both seem to be extreme-folk if there was ever a sub-genre called that.LOL
that's not a bad name, or how about twisted folk  Wink  We do wpeak about wyrd folk a bit but more as a modern sub sub genre.  Perhaps Comus and jan Dukes were the godfathers of this style.  They might also be considered a very English style of psych folk like Incredible Spring Band, Forest, or Spirogyra (sp?)


I always refer to albums by bands such as Comus, Spirogyra, Jan Dukes de Grey, The Incredible String Band and Pentangle as acid folk. 

Acid Folk (aka psychedelic folk) is my favourite folk subgenre generally.  I also place the likes of Perry Leopold in there.

yes acid folk is an often used term, although I don't know if I would put Pentangle there.
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