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Topic: Favorite songs from the " Big Six"
Posted By: Argo2112
Subject: Favorite songs from the " Big Six"
Date Posted: December 05 2019 at 14:06
 Lots of Big Six polls going around. What are your favorite songs from the big six prog bands?
 (One song per band please) 

  • Genesis - Firth of Fifth
  • Yes -  Perpetual Change
  • King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
  • Pink Floyd -  Dogs
  • Jethro Tull - Hunting Girl
  • ELP - Karn Evil 9 1st Imp/ Pt 2



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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: December 05 2019 at 14:13
GENESIS - Firth of Fifth
KING CRIMSON - Epitaph
PINK FLOYD - Us and Them
JETHRO TULL - Living in the Past
YES - Awaken
ELP - Lucky Man


Posted By: dougmcauliffe
Date Posted: December 05 2019 at 14:42
Genesis - any thing off foxtrot but today I’ll say suppers ready

Floyd- Dogs

Yes - Revealing Science Of God

ELP - Tarkus

Jethro Tull - tough one, something off songs from the wood

King Crimson - Epitaph

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Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: December 05 2019 at 15:19
Aren't Van der Graaf Generator in the Big Six?

I Boycott thhs Thread!TongueTongueTongue


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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: December 05 2019 at 15:27
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

GENESIS - Firth of Fifth
KING CRIMSON - Epitaph
PINK FLOYD - Us and Them
JETHRO TULL - Living in the Past
YES - Awakening

There's no "ing" on Awaken. Wink


Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: December 05 2019 at 18:03
Genesis - Supper's Ready
Yes - Close to the Edge
King Crimson - Starless
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus

I like my prog extra-prog! Tongue


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 00:13
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

GENESIS - Firth of Fifth
KING CRIMSON - Epitaph
PINK FLOYD - Us and Them
JETHRO TULL - Living in the Past
YES - Awakening
 
disappointing that you cannot find anything by ELP you like. Not even Lucky Man or Knife Edge?


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 00:13
Originally posted by jamesbaldwin jamesbaldwin wrote:

Aren't Van der Graaf Generator in the Big Six?

I Boycott thhs Thread!TongueTongueTongue
 

stop it Wink


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 00:18
ELP - Karn Evil 9
Genesis - Suppers Ready
Yes - Gates of Delirium
Tull - Aqualung
Floyd - Time
Crimson - Cirkus

the only tricky choice was Crimson. They have so many classic tracks but nothing that is obviously head and shoulders above the rest


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 00:52
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

GENESIS - Firth of Fifth
KING CRIMSON - Epitaph
PINK FLOYD - Us and Them
JETHRO TULL - Living in the Past
YES - Awakening
 
disappointing that you cannot find anything by ELP you like. Not even Lucky Man or Knife Edge?
Thanks for reminding me about "Lucky Man". I'll choose that as my favourite, seeing as that's the only ELP song I really know. Smile


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 00:55
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

GENESIS - Firth of Fifth
KING CRIMSON - Epitaph
PINK FLOYD - Us and Them
JETHRO TULL - Living in the Past
YES - Awakening

There's no "ing" on Awaken. Wink
Thanks for point-"ing" that out. Wink


Posted By: Anstey
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 03:07
  • Genesis - Stagnation
  • Yes -  Heart of the Sunrise
  • King Crimson - The Court of the Crimson King
  • Pink Floyd -  Have A Cigar
  • Jethro Tull - Minstrel in The Gallery
  • ELP - Toccata


Posted By: Foxprog
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 04:37
Originally posted by Anstey Anstey wrote:

  • Genesis - Stagnation
  • Yes -  Heart of the Sunrise
  • King Crimson - The Court of the Crimson King
  • Pink Floyd -  Have A Cigar
  • Jethro Tull - Minstrel in The Gallery
  • ELP - Toccata



Wow, Toccata, impressive choice :)


Posted By: Foxprog
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 04:43
Originally posted by jamesbaldwin jamesbaldwin wrote:

Aren't Van der Graaf Generator in the Big Six?

I Boycott thhs Thread!TongueTongueTongue


Me too! LOL

But seriously,

Genesis - The Knife (Hard one for me, could be "Supper's Ready too...)
Yes - Awaken (Or Close to the edge, I love both)
King Crimson - Lizard (Or Starless, both are masterpieces)
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Jethro Tull - Taab part 1, (not the biggest fan of Tull honestly but I really like TaaB)
ELP - Tarkus!!

And I'm deeply sorry for the alternative choises.


Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 06:05
GENESIS - Suppers Ready
KING CRIMSON - Starless
PINK FLOYD - Dogs
JETHRO TULL - Songs from the wood
YES - Awaken
ELP - Tarkus

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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 06:52
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight - Gates of Delirium - Echoes (wins the price for the best of the best big 6 tracks) - Industry - Dun Ringill - Take a Pebble
Went for extreme outsider choices of KC and Tull because of both of these I love about 5-10 equally. Could also have nominated Starless and Aqualung but wanted to have more fun.


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 14:19
Yes - Awaken.
Pink Floyd - Shine on you Crazy Dimond.
Genesis - Firth of Fifth, or Supper's Ready, or Dancing with the Moonlit Knight.
King Crimson - Epitaph, or Starless.
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (as it is on Live... Bursting Out).
ELP - Tarkus (an about 10 min edit I did for my own listensing).


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 14:42
Not really definitive just off the top of my head:

Pink Floyd - Echoes
Jethro Tull- Songs from the wood (title track)(one of their proggiest)
Genesis - Cinema Show
Yes- Close to the Edge 
King Crimson- 21st century schizoid man
ELP- Tarkus


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: December 06 2019 at 15:14
Pink Floyd - Dogs
Jethro Tull- TAAB Pt 1
Genesis - The Knife
Yes- Close to the Edge 
King Crimson- Starless
ELP- Karn Evil 9 Imp 1 Part 2


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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: December 07 2019 at 01:09
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

GENESIS - Firth of Fifth
KING CRIMSON - Epitaph
PINK FLOYD - Us and Them
JETHRO TULL - Living in the Past
YES - Awakening
 
disappointing that you cannot find anything by ELP you like. Not even Lucky Man or Knife Edge?
Thanks for reminding me about "Lucky Man". I'll choose that as my favourite, seeing as that's the only ELP song I really know. Smile
 

Thumbs Up


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: December 07 2019 at 01:42
Valid only for the next few hours (just time enough to listen to them all and change my mind)


Tull - Thick As A Brick (second Baker St Muse)
Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (second Echoes)
Yes - CTTE (second Delerium)
Gen - Supper's Ready (second Epping Forest)
Crim - Lizard (second Starless)
ELP -  Tarkus (second Pebble)



TongueWink


Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: December 07 2019 at 07:42

King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
ELP - Tarkus
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Yes - South Side of the Sky
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick - Part 1
Genesis - ...In That Quiet Earth

 
 
 


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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: December 07 2019 at 08:29
That's a real tough one... Anyway, here it goes:

Tull - My God
Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene (live version)
Yes - CTTE
Gen - Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Crim - Starless
ELP -  Tarkus


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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: December 07 2019 at 08:36
sexcellent choices darling Beer

pre-Dull Tull- With You there to help me.. 

the best thing they ever did IMO..

Floyd - God that is tough...  hate to do it.. and not chose Cymbaline.. but have to give it up to Us and Them.  Pure perfection there.

Yes - The Ancient

Genesis - Cinema Show

KC - Indiscipline

ELP - coin flip between Toccata and The Barbarian. For pure perfection..  giving it to Toccata today. Only ELP could have pulled that piece off...




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Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: December 07 2019 at 08:44
the "big six" are not my big six, so I come up with some unexpected choices:

Genesis - Waiting Room
Pink Floyd - Seamus
ELP - Benny the Bouncer
Jethro Tull - The Story of the Hare who Lost His Spectacles
King Crimson - Moonchild
Yes - No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed


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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: December 07 2019 at 09:28
Like Sean, as of this present moment: 

Tull - Living in The Past
Floyd - Sheep
Yes - Gates of Delirium
Gen - Stagnation
Crim - Discipline
ELP - Lucky Man 


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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: December 08 2019 at 02:03
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

the "big six" are not my big six, so I come up with some unexpected choices:

Genesis - Waiting Room
Pink Floyd - Seamus
ELP - Benny the Bouncer
Jethro Tull - The Story of the Hare who Lost His Spectacles
King Crimson - Moonchild
Yes - No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
 

I thought the thread was best tracks not the worst the bands ever did Wink

(actually the Yes choice is solid Clap)


Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: December 08 2019 at 02:41
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

the "big six" are not my big six, so I come up with some unexpected choices:

Genesis - Waiting Room
Pink Floyd - Seamus
ELP - Benny the Bouncer
Jethro Tull - The Story of the Hare who Lost His Spectacles
King Crimson - Moonchild
Yes - No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
 

I thought the thread was best tracks not the worst the bands ever did Wink

(actually the Yes choice is solid Clap)

believe it or not, I really love "Moonchild" and wrote about why I love it in detail


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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: December 08 2019 at 08:23
I'll do another six.

Genesis - Supper's Ready (since I didn't have it on my first list)
King Crimson - the night watch
Pink Floyd - Dogs
Jethro Tull- Thick as a brick (if you can count the whole thing as one song)
ELP - Trilogy
Yes - The Gates of Delirium


Posted By: essexboyinwales
Date Posted: December 17 2019 at 06:12
Genesis - The Cineam Show
ELP - Karn Evil 9
Jethro Tull - TAAB1
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
King Crimson - 21stCSM
Yes - Roundabout


Posted By: Jeffro
Date Posted: December 17 2019 at 07:54
Genesis - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (tough one to pick. Wanted Cinema Show but went with the less obvious choice)
ELP - Tarkus
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
Pink Floyd - Echoes (Live at Pompeii version)
King Crimson - Lament
Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace (ask me again and it will be Heart Of The Sunrise)


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Posted By: Timeaisis
Date Posted: December 17 2019 at 12:47
Genesis - The Musical Box
ELP - Lucky Man
Jethro Tull - Baker St Muse
Yes - Starship Trooper
King Crimson - Starless
Pink Floyd - Echoes (Pompeii version)


Posted By: Fischman
Date Posted: December 17 2019 at 19:14
ELP - Tarkus
Genesis - Supper's Ready
Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath
King Crimson - Lizard medley
Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky
Yes - Sound Chaser


Posted By: Upbeat Tango Monday
Date Posted: December 18 2019 at 16:59
Genesis - Supper's Ready
Yes - The Revealing Science of God
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic pt.1
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
ELP - Karn Evil 9 (all of it but, if not, then...) 1st Imp/ Pt 1

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Posted By: Machinemessiah
Date Posted: December 19 2019 at 11:52
Originally posted by Anstey Anstey wrote:

  • Genesis - Stagnation
  • Yes -  Heart of the Sunrise
  • King Crimson - The Court of the Crimson King
  • Pink Floyd -  Have A Cigar
  • Jethro Tull - Minstrel in The Gallery
  • ELP - Toccata
 
What a great bunch!  Clap

I especially like: Have a Cigar, Minstrel and Heart...  Stagnation also !  Thumbs Up


Posted By: Machinemessiah
Date Posted: December 19 2019 at 14:08

The Endless Enigma, Pt. 1
by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Yours Is No Disgrace
by Yes

Get 'em Out By Friday
by Genesis

A Pillow Of Winds
by Pink Floyd

Lizard
by King Crimson

Thick As A Brick
by Jethro Tull



Runner ups:
The Witch's Promise
A Song for Jeffrey
Wonderous Stories
Cymbaline
Minstrel in the Gallery
Songs from the Wood
One More Red Nightmare
Cat Food
Starless And Bible Black
The Mincer
Long Distance Runaround / The Fish
South Side of the Sky
Siberian Khatru
Good Bye Blue Sky
Paintbox
Us and Them
Breathe




Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: December 19 2019 at 17:50
  • Genesis - Can-Utility and the Coastliners
  • Yes - Starship Trooper
  • King Crimson - The Night Watch
  • Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine
  • Jethro Tull - Salamander 
  • ELP - Still...You Turn Me On
Seconds:
  • Genesis - Squonk
  • Yes - And You and I
  • King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
  • Pink Floyd - Fearless
  • Jethro Tull - Reasons For Waiting 
  • ELP - Hoedown
Thirds:
  • Genesis - Broadway Melody of 1974
  • Yes - Heart of the Sunrise
  • King Crimson - Larks Tongue In Aspic (part 1)
  • Pink Floyd - Time
  • Jethro Tull - Acres Wild
  • ELP - Toccata


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Posted By: Mirakaze
Date Posted: December 22 2019 at 10:29
* Genesis - Watcher Of The Skies
* Yes - The Gates Of Delirium
* King Crimson - Fracture
* Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
* Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
* ELP - Tarkus

I'm a little disappointed by how safe most of my choices are Tongue


Posted By: Dopeydoc
Date Posted: December 23 2019 at 14:56
Genesis: Firth of fifth
Yes: Herat of the sunrise
KC: Starless
PF: Atom Heart Mother
ELP: Tarkus
JT: Living in the past


Posted By: miamiscot
Date Posted: December 24 2019 at 08:56
Great thread idea!!!

Yes "Heart Of The Sunrise"
Genesis "Supper's Ready"
ELP "Tarkus"
Pink Floyd "Dogs"
Jethro Tull "Thick As A Brick"
King Crimson "Fracture"


Posted By: Squonk19
Date Posted: December 24 2019 at 16:09
Genesis - Supper's Ready
Yes - Close to the Edge
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
ELP - The Endless Enigma/Fugue
King Crimson - Starless
Pink Floyd - Dogs

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Posted By: Mortte
Date Posted: December 24 2019 at 23:37
Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother
King Crimson: Starless
Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick
Yes: Yours Is No Disgrace
Genesis: Fountain Of Salmacis
ELP: Take a Pebble


Posted By: HackettFan
Date Posted: December 30 2019 at 20:26
King Crimson - Exiles
Genesis - The Lamia
Jethro Tull - Witch’s Promise
Yes - Roundabout
Pink Floyd - Echoes
ELP - From the Beginning
Frank Zappa - Soup N Old Clothes

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Posted By: Skywatcher72
Date Posted: January 17 2020 at 11:54
King Crimson - Starless
Genesis - Home by the sea I and II ( yes i know its not PG era but I love it for personal reasons)
Yes - Roundabout ( that bass)
ELP - From the beginning
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Pink Floyd - Echoes ( Pompeii)


Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: January 17 2020 at 12:35
Yes - Siberian Khatru (Yessongs version)
King Crimson - Fracture
ELP - Knife Edge (This exercise is actually making me crave this album)
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
Genesis - Return of the Giant Hogweed (live)
Pink Floyd - One of the Days (The real answer is, whichever song I can interrupt to put o a Magma album) 




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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: January 17 2020 at 12:36
^ Yeah, Home by the Sea may not be a very obvious choice for Genesis, but it's still a great song... perhaps the best from the Collins era, and proggy enough for me... a great example of a really 80's sounding prog song, evolving with the sound of music of the time while keeping some prog elements (mostly the long instrumental passage, actually), instead of desperatley trying to remain in the 70's.


Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: January 17 2020 at 21:13
Genesis - Supper's Ready
Yes - The Gates of Delirium
King Crimson - Starless
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (all nine parts)
Jethro Tull - Baker St Muse
ELP - Karn Evil 9 (the whole thing)

Deep Cuts Picks:
Genesis - Harold the Barrel
Yes - Into the Lens
King Crimson - The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum
Pink Floyd - The Grand Vizier's Garden Party
Jethro Tull - Black Sunday
ELP - Abaddon's Bolero


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