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The Nice or... ELP??!??

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Topic: The Nice or... ELP??!??
Posted By: Mandrakeroot
Subject: The Nice or... ELP??!??
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:17
The Nice or... ELP??!??


I am for ELP. And you?


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:31
On balance, I can probably sit through more Nice than ELP, but it's close - I have to admit that the vocals on ELP are better though.

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If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman


Posted By: iguana
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:31
ELP. they were quite nice

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progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?


Posted By: febus
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:57
We had a similar poll last week if i recall properly!!!Wink
 
ELP of course as Lake and PALMER were well way more talented musicians than the 2 Emerson's servicemen from the NICE.
 
Ilike ''the cry of Eugene'' , But TARKUS is one definitive moment of prog history! 


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 10:01
Originally posted by iguana

ELP. they were quite nice
Hey, can we get a ::groan:: emoticon/smiley thing here please.Stern%20Smile Thank you.


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If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman


Posted By: iguana
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 10:29
Originally posted by darqdean

Originally posted by iguana

ELP. they were quite nice

Hey, can we get a ::groan:: emoticon/smiley thing here please.Stern%20Smile Thank you.



use this one
or this
or that one

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progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?


Posted By: R o V e R
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 11:27
Emerson,Lake and Palmer












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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 12:01
oh man.... that simply is no contest at all.  Palmer and Lake were heads and shoulders above Jackson and ....or whoever it was...oh yeah Davidson.  No wonder they got left at the alter several times.  Being a second division musician works in cock rock.. not in prog. 

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Posted By: paolo.beenees
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 12:05
Those maddening NICE!!!

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 12:38
Nice make nice Nice biscuits (in Nice):


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If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman


Posted By: Spacemac
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 12:50
ELP


Posted By: ozzy_tom
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 13:05
ELP is more mature...much more mature. Anyway The Nice is also one of my favorites.

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Posted By: aspinosa
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 14:53
ELP but I have to confess that there are a lot of bands here better than ELP.


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 14:58
Originally posted by aspinosa

ELP but I have to confess that there are a lot of bands here better than ELP.


out of curiousity....who?

Greatest rock keyboardist bar none...
One of the greatest prog drummers of all...
and a bassist overshadowed by them but skilled enough to complement those two... which is no mean feat. Prog groups are notoriously unforgiving of musicians whose skill level isn't up to snuff.


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Posted By: Odyssey
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 15:22
ELP


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 16:46
Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by aspinosa

ELP but I have to confess that there are a lot of bands here better than ELP.


out of curiousity....who?

Greatest rock keyboardist bar none...
One of the greatest prog drummers of all...
and a bassist overshadowed by them but skilled enough to complement those two... which is no mean feat. Prog groups are notoriously unforgiving of musicians whose skill level isn't up to snuff.
The needed a guitarist LOL 
 
 
Someone like Hackett, Howe or Holdsworth (or Hendrix)Wink
 
 


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If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman


Posted By: gr8dane
Date Posted: July 02 2007 at 18:19
ELP for sure.
But that won't stop me from playing Nice.
Nice were the beginning of the the great ELP.


Posted By: Nash
Date Posted: July 06 2007 at 00:13
I really love this bands, of course, ELP has a bigger history, and much better albums, and is after Floyd, my favourite band, so, thats my choice

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: July 06 2007 at 03:56
The Nice were a very important part of the early development of progressive rock.in fact more so than ELP. However they were hampered by inferior equipment and recording studios. ELP had state of the art equipment and poly moogs.Hard to make a comparison but without The Nice there would have been no ELP. Musically both bands werre superb although ELP had more tn their locker so to speak with Greg Lake offering better vocals and lead guitar while Carl Palmer was an absolute 'monster' behind the kit,dwarfing Brian Davidson who was a very decent but unremarkable rock drummmer. That said Davison and Jackson were a better 'unit' than Lake and Palmer who tended to do theri own thing.Its all taste of course.ELP for me.


Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 06 2007 at 04:19
richard is right, the Nice were more than important.. absolutely crucial. ELP were magnificent though, and made music that was superior and usually more pleasing. The more I listen to Greg Lake the more impressed I am not just at his musicianship and voice, but his technical skills on bass. And, lest we forget, his production of their records.



Posted By: salmacis
Date Posted: July 06 2007 at 04:24
ELP for me, no question. It's apparently fashionable round here to criticise them but from 1970-1974, I love their output and don't care who knows it. The Nice albums, whilst they have their moments, sound creaky by comparison and there are some very dodgy moments on them, imho ('Daddy Where Did I Come From', 'Happy Freuds'). Davison's vocals are, at times, quite painful to listen to, imho.

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