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The PUREST prog poll: Brain Salad Surgery vs Tales

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Topic: The PUREST prog poll: Brain Salad Surgery vs Tales
Posted By: crimson87
Subject: The PUREST prog poll: Brain Salad Surgery vs Tales
Date Posted: August 01 2008 at 18:32

Let the pomposity and over the topness begin!!!!

Warning!!!!! Punk rockers stay away from this poll.



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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: August 02 2008 at 02:32
Brain Salad Surgery has what every ELP record does- mindless filler.


Posted By: Roj
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 04:19
^ While I agree there is some dross/filler on BSS, the reality is that 75% of this album is the epitome of all that is great in prog. It's an awesome slab of brilliance, and I therefore overlook the throwaway songs. Having said that, it's still very difficult to split these 2 masterpieces, I'd need both on my desert island.


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 04:39
aye ye aye... when will it end....

love BSS...  however if ELP had made a double album of the musical and instrumental firepower of Toccata... it might be close. Carl Palmer's drumming being the only thing that BSS has over TFTO in my mind... some of the best prog drumming ever put on vinyl.

TFTO...


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Posted By: crimson87
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 13:25
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

aye ye aye... when will it end....

love BSS...  however if ELP had made a double album of the musical and instrumental firepower of Toccata... it might be close. Carl Palmer's drumming being the only thing that BSS has over TFTO in my mind... some of the best prog drumming ever put on vinyl.

TFTO...
 
 
It's not my fault! This thread was sooo dead.It's a pity no one cares about this masterpieces.


Posted By: The T
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 15:25
Both difficult albums, but at least BSS is short and (kind of) to-the-point.. and it doesn't make me want to sleep... And it's lyrics are somewhat human... So BSS by a mile.... The only thing TFTO has over BSS is a better cover...

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Posted By: Pnoom!
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 15:29
Just about any album would be Tales... so BSS. At least I can sit through it (not that I ever want to).


Posted By: RaphaelT
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 15:30
Brain Salad - Tales are not the best Yes album, whereas Brain Salad is an outstanding prog classic

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Posted By: YesFan72
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 17:18
I have to say TFTO, though it is very close.

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Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: August 05 2008 at 02:25
Tales by 900 miles.

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Posted By: fusionfreak
Date Posted: August 05 2008 at 04:13
Tales again for me.When I first listened to ELP I found it great but 2 or 3 months later I was no longer
interested in playing their records.They're very good musicians but I didn't get into their universe.On the
contrary Yes'style is all on accord with my dreams,mind and world.


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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: August 05 2008 at 04:24
poor ELP....  couldn't win against f**king Camel... or against the album some hail as the worst prog album ever made hahahhah.

We love them anyway...


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Posted By: el böthy
Date Posted: August 05 2008 at 12:29
DAMN IT PEOPLE! Stop it with the Tales related polls! Aren´t progheads supposedto be smart? Why do we always make the same f**king threads about the same f**king bands/albums...?


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Posted By: Bj-1
Date Posted: August 05 2008 at 12:45
I.. AM.. PERFECT...
 
...ARE.. YOU?!


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Posted By: The Quiet One
Date Posted: August 05 2008 at 13:11
Tales by miles! Disc 1 is a classic, one of Yes's best albums(CD's). While Disc 2 is quite as messy as the whole BSS, it has Nous Sommes Du Soleil which has one of the best bass playing I've ever heard(now comes a joke from someone).

BSS has Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, which is quite extravagant and head aching at times, but I must admit Keith playing is AMAZING. Though the rest meh and somewhat awful except the catchty Still you Turn Me On, which I love

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Posted By: Okocha
Date Posted: August 14 2008 at 11:15
TFTO


Posted By: TGM: Orb
Date Posted: August 14 2008 at 13:20
BSS from preference. Tales from objectivity, methinks. Not a lot of songwriting involved in Tales, and Still... You Turn Me On is simply perfect.


Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: August 14 2008 at 15:02
BSS. If you got to see this tour Emerson's modular moog sprouted wings. Rotating drum sets, grand pianos spining in midair. Those that missed ELP @ Cal Jam missed a show of ages.


Posted By: alanerc
Date Posted: August 14 2008 at 19:22
Roll up, roll up, roll up, see the shoooooooooooooooooooooow


Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: August 14 2008 at 19:47
This is very tough for me. I went with Brain Salad Surgery since it had less votes only.

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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: August 14 2008 at 19:55
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

poor ELP....  couldn't win against f**king Camel... or against the album some hail as the worst prog album ever made hahahhah.

We love them anyway...
 
 
Hence the veracity of "Still...You Turn Me On..." Wink


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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: August 14 2008 at 19:59
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

poor ELP....  couldn't win against f**king Camel... or against the album some hail as the worst prog album ever made hahahhah.

We love them anyway...


Looks like neither of us will ever get over that result, eh? Wink

I'm just as upset that Camel managed to crush Magma as well. Cry

I need to make another one of these days. One where the better bands actually beat out the second tier ones like they're supposed to. And hopefully have some good upsets. Evil%20Smile


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Posted By: Alberto Muñoz
Date Posted: September 09 2008 at 17:25
Tales for me are first and then Brain Salad

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: September 29 2008 at 11:34
BSS by a nautical mile!


Posted By: Shadowavenger
Date Posted: October 01 2008 at 10:10
I like Brian Salad Surgery, and I have never been able to get into Tales. For some reason I just ahd to vote for Tales here, it just seems to be the most pompus, over the top, and hard to get into album ever!

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Posted By: limeyrob
Date Posted: October 01 2008 at 10:57
BSS by a light year



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