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Some of my favorite characters in progressive rock

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Poll Question: Who is your favorite here?
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    Posted: August 26 2014 at 03:48
I know there are plenty more but these are some of my favorites, accidentally pressed enter before I could add a few more but oh well we'll go with these LOL who do you think is the most realized character? My vote goes to Cerpin Taxt.

Promise this is not an excuse to do another lame concept albums poll Wink


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Rael.
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The most realised character? Hmm. I'd have to go with Pink, in that his motives, background, reasons behind his personality, are all so fully explored. 
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I'm Rael!
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I don't find any of these terribly attractive.

I can empathise far more with the unnamed central character in Subterranea. 
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Squonk. Wink


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Billy the Mountain :D

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 06:24
I agree with Kazza3, I voted Pink from `The Wall' for the same reasons he mentioned. Pretty easy to get a grasp on the character right from the start, with further listens revealing other layers as you go on.

I kind of feel other characters like Rael are more surreal and vague, even slightly silly, so makes it harder to relate to them or want to think too hard about them?    
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Love Rael and The Lamb story - you feel much more empathy for him than any other concept album IMO. Pink is a bit lifeless really, no big passion in there for me. Ziltoid's pretty funny too
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Harold the Barrel.
How can you not like him and his somewhat unusual choice of food for tea?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 07:19
Which one's Pink?
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Voted for Rael from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
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Ziltoid has made a real impact on humanity
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I've seen faces and traces of home--Back in NYC!  My best friend is Puerto Rican, I go to Puerto Rico all the time and I live most of the time in NYC so for me --it was a no brainer.LOL

In any case Lamb is one of my fav prog albums and love the characters and story too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Libor10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 08:16
No vote here. I wouldn't vote for the character itself but for the music I like the most (Genesis from this poll). But such vote has nothing to do with favourite character (I wonder why Rael should be my favourite character...? Maybe strangest but not favourite). I suspect such kind of thinking will be usual here and so Rael (=Genesis) will be first and Pink (=Pink Floyd) second. Maybe Floydians could win over Genefans but thats all...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 08:29
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

I agree with Kazza3, I voted Pink from `The Wall' for the same reasons he mentioned. Pretty easy to get a grasp on the character right from the start, with further listens revealing other layers as you go on.

I kind of feel other characters like Rael are more surreal and vague, even slightly silly, so makes it harder to relate to them or want to think too hard about them?    
Agree here.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that Pink was the subject of a feature film, allowing us even greater access to his point of view.
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Rael.
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Rael for real LOL.
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