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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 11:23
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First vote for William. While it is not my favorite album on the list, that would be The Lamb, nor my second, which is The Wall, I find him in the most intriguing situation. Rael comes next. Pink's story is fascinating as well, but he's kind of a jerk.
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I think the Rake is a more interesting character than William in Hazards of love.  I can't speak for Cerpin Taxt because while I love TMV I don't have a clue about what's going on in their albums.  Ziltoid is basically a cartoon character but a pretty amusing one at that. 

Well it comes down to Rael and Pink. Hm. Its difficult to separate favorite character from favorite album


Edited by bloodnarfer - August 26 2014 at 14:04
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Originally posted by bloodnarfer


I think the Rake is a more interesting character than William in Hazards of love.  I can't speak for Cerpin Taxt because while I love TMV I don't have a clue about what's going on in their albums.  Ziltoid is basically a cartoon character but a pretty amusing one at that. 

Hm. Its difficult to separate favorite character from favorite album

There is no Rake on this poll but there is a Rael Tongue
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i would say either Jimmy or Tommy from The Who as my favorite, but from here its Pink.
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Originally posted by Michael678

i would say either Jimmy or Tommy from The Who as my favorite, but from here its Pink.
The Who did Rael first Wink


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How about Tarkus?
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Rael. It is Rael. It Israel? It's only rock and roll ... BUT I like it


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Pink.
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gerald bostock i like
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Billy Pilgrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2014 at 01:49
Originally posted by Dellinger

How about Tarkus?

I wanted to put Tarkus and the runaway girl from Brave, but accidentally pressed enter, yeaaaaah....
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Originally posted by Hercules

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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Awesome to see Ziltoid get some votes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2014 at 10:24
Originally posted by Billy Pilgrim

Awesome to see Ziltoid get some votes.
Yeah, I'm a huge fan, Devin has been talking about a sequal for years, I'd say that 'I can't wait' though I've managed to wait so far so emperically I can wait.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2014 at 22:05
Originally posted by Roland113

Originally posted by Billy Pilgrim

Awesome to see Ziltoid get some votes.


Yeah, I'm a huge fan, Devin has been talking about a sequal for years, I'd say that 'I can't wait' though I've managed to wait so far so emperically I can wait.


I haven't heard that album yet, but I guess that an alien that visits Earth just to find the best cup of coffee must be a cool guy (as far as I once read the plot from the album was). From what I understand from the stories, I'm not particularly fond of the characters from The Wall, The Lamb, nor Tommy, I guess.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2014 at 00:51
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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

This. Rael was a personality. Pink was exposed to stuff and went through a bundle of attitudes, but no real personality ever came out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2014 at 18:51

Pink from The Wall.

Who are these men of lust, greed, and glory? Rip off the masks and let's see.
But that's not right - oh no, what's the story? There's you and there's me.
That can't be right.
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