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Rod Argent or Manfred Mann or Dave Greenslade

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Topic: Rod Argent or Manfred Mann or Dave Greenslade
Posted By: Icarium
Subject: Rod Argent or Manfred Mann or Dave Greenslade
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 08:11
All bear names that also became bands whom alln share a long carear spanning 50 years whom have dazzled audiences with amazing keyboard chops for ass long. Masters of all that is keyboards. Be it hammond organ, mellotron, moog, grand piano, hochner, fender rhodes or harpischord they can do it all and with intent to awe and inspiration.



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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 08:48
Voted Mann because overall his output (more prolific over the years ) tops the other two for me as being more enjoyable....but I'm a fan of the  first 2 Greenslade lp's and several of the Argent lp's.  Greenslade was really a combination of two players with Lawson so it's hard to separate that sound into just Dave Greenslade....his solo lp's are not that interesting to me. And Rod Argent didn't seem to have much of  a solo career.
I really have no idea who's 'better' at playing keyboards.....not being a musician.


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 08:50
Mann > Argent > Greenslade

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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 10:31
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Mann > Argent > Greenslade
Yes, not by much, but in this order.


Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 10:37
Rod Argent all day, everyday! 

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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 11:41
^So....tell us your favorite Argent track /keyboard piece....?
What makes him click for you?


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Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 11:56
^ Oh, anything he does live! The 40th Anniversary CD of Odessey and Oracle is a great showcase of old Zombies and Argent songs where Rod does a clinic on everything from mellotron to a pump organ. He's also one of the nicest people you could to meet in rock music. A real class act.

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 13:46
Manfred Mann.

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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 14:40
Manfred Mann.

Or to be politically correct, Personfred Person.

The other two are also very good as well.


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 14:45
I guess Greenslade, but ehh. 

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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 16:14
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Mann > Argent > Greenslade
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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 17:03
Greenie



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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 17:11
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Rod Agent all day, everyday! 

This. Although I prefer Rod Argent to Rod's agent.


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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: June 20 2018 at 17:36
^Yeah, guy's an a-hole



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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: June 21 2018 at 05:01
Manfred is an icon

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: June 21 2018 at 06:43
Hi,

Very scary ... to choose.

However, Manfred Mann was around from the start of the "progressive" era, even though he was not always doing his own work. But one could easily say that his versions of many folks' work are/were rather progressive by comparison.

I'm not sure that Rod Argent was that great, and if one takes away one hit song, I am not sure that he would ever be remembered. Dave Greenslade, gave his name to the band, but I am not sure that the band was strictly about him.

A better listing or idea for one would be Lord vs Wakeman ... that ought to get a few folks' feathers going.


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 22 2018 at 12:55
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

^So....tell us your favorite Argent track /keyboard piece....?
What makes him click for you?
Lothlorien. Argent is a master of the Hammond, though for this poll, I vote Greenslade.


Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: June 22 2018 at 13:58
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:



A better listing or idea for one would be Lord vs Wakeman ... that ought to get a few folks' feathers going.

I'd choose Manfred even over both of those.


Posted By: Cambus741
Date Posted: June 22 2018 at 14:31
Earth Band all the way

somewhere in Afrika is such an amazing album


Posted By: M27Barney
Date Posted: June 26 2018 at 13:45
Greenslade...others not fit to be on the same poll....

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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: June 26 2018 at 13:58
^Ouch!

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: June 28 2018 at 00:39
Argent for me and easily the best song writer when you think of both Argent and The Zombies. Wakeman considers his organ solo on Hold Your Head Up to be the best so he most definitely does belong on any keyboard poll and not just this one.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: June 28 2018 at 00:42
Also I would like to chuck in that Mann's use of the cute bit of music (Chopsticks I believe) on Blinded By The Light is sheer genius!
Greenslade is very good certainly but I struggle to think of anything memorable he did.


Posted By: Dopeydoc
Date Posted: June 29 2018 at 15:19
Greenslade, for his first album


Posted By: M27Barney
Date Posted: July 01 2018 at 12:26
The Hammond solo on "drum folk" is one of the finest doom laden solos ever in prog history....I defy anybody to listen to the emotion that Greenslade manages to convey and not recognise his mastery of sad Hammond music. The mellotron that precedes it is also genius.....

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 02 2018 at 02:06
^ Highlight of Greenslade’s entire career !!
(2nd comes that wah’d solo on Cactus Choir)
Mann is pretty good, though barely on my radar of Keyboard greats
Argent is quite superb.


Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: July 02 2018 at 08:16
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

^So....tell us your favorite Argent track /keyboard piece....?
What makes him click for you?
Lothlorien. Argent is a master of the Hammond, though for this poll, I vote Greenslade.

I do like the early Argent stuff (Ring of Hands is solid) and the first 2 Greenslade are good...I even listen to the last 2 , but overall Mann has contributed more in several styles and areas over the years.
Having said that ,  Argent and Greenslade are more talented on the keys as far as technical ability.


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 03 2018 at 00:31
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

^So....tell us your favorite Argent track /keyboard piece....?
What makes him click for you?
Lothlorien. Argent is a master of the Hammond, though for this poll, I vote Greenslade.


I do like the early Argent stuff (Ring of Hands is solid) and the first 2 Greenslade are good...I even listen to the last 2 , but overall Mann has contributed more in several styles and areas over the years.
Having said that ,  Argent and Greenslade are more talented on the keys as far as technical ability.
   
For me, Solar Fire is almost brilliant - Mann’s talent really works here (for me). I’ve gad several MMEB LP’s over the years, but i refuse to part with Solar Fire. If we’re talking ‘mainstream’, then Mann is a force to be reckoned with. With Argent (Rod himself, and the band entity) Circus takes the cake for me. And Greenslade, well, even Time And Tide means a lot to me, but he did have the benefit of having an equally talented player in Dave Lawson.


Posted By: Fischman
Date Posted: July 22 2018 at 10:56
Greenslade>Argent>>>Mann


Posted By: Cambus741
Date Posted: July 23 2018 at 04:56
Has to be MMEB

They did some great albums in the 70s and 80s.
Somewhere in Afrika is my favourite


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: July 28 2018 at 01:29
Originally posted by Cambus741 Cambus741 wrote:

Has to be MMEB

They did some great albums in the 70s and 80s.
Somewhere in Afrika is my favourite
 

Masque was also excellent


Posted By: Cambus741
Date Posted: July 29 2018 at 03:22
Yes, Masque is also a great album


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: July 29 2018 at 08:52
Not to be nitpicky but since there are three options the one choice should be "none" not "neither." Neither implies two. Wink



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