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Topic: Pink Floyd vs Procol Harum
Posted By: Icarium
Subject: Pink Floyd vs Procol Harum
Date Posted: November 27 2010 at 19:39
two proto prog bands, two psychadelic bands, two british invasion bands, two of the most important bands in HIstory of Rock an Roll
 
the epic combat of the evolutionarys


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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: November 27 2010 at 19:43

One band with alot of luw on PA against a band whitch don't get as much attention here as they should have, for me Procol Harum have the best musicianship

 
Pink Floyd have better feel to it , but this is hard to me both have magical moment
 
but few songs are as great as Hotel Grand ,


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: November 27 2010 at 19:55
I require that YOU KNOW OVER HALF OF BOTH BANDS DISCOGRAPHY or 3/4th of their songs and cattaloge, and know their OVERALL sound when you giver youre vote
 
I want people to have gone to depth in BOTH bands and not skimmed the cream of one or the other
 
I KNOW that people here know more of PF but that dont meen that PH have done nothing else then A Whiter Shade of Pale
 
both debuted in 66/67 with singles and had a great period of records between 67 and 77-79 both developed alot and achieved their sound.


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Posted By: The Whistler
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 00:10

GAARR!!! A frustrating question.†

Floyd is undoubtedly the band that broke more ground and inspired more musicians, but...I think I just happen to LIKE Procol Harum more. And I think that their debut might be just as important, and that A Salty Dog is certainly as good, as anything the Floyd could toss out.†

It hurts to select the "both" option, but I think I have no choice.†

(Although, to take the question literally, I think that Procol Harum RAWK more...at least, when they had Trower.)



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Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 05:51
I prefer Pink floyd.But I voted Procol harum because they deserve some votes. 


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 07:42
Grandfather prog
 


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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 08:27
Like them both a lot and appreciated Procol Harem even more after seeing them open for Jethro Tull, but had to vote Floyd by a little, I enjoy them more over all.


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 08:59
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

I require that YOU KNOW OVER HALF OF BOTH BANDS DISCOGRAPHY or 3/4th of their songs and cattaloge, and know their OVERALL sound when you giver youre vote
 
I want people to have gone to depth in BOTH bands and not skimmed the cream of one or the other
 
I KNOW that people here know more of PF but that dont meen that PH have done nothing else then A Whiter Shade of Pale
 
both debuted in 66/67 with singles and had a great period of records between 67 and 77-79 both developed alot and achieved their sound.
 
OK, I withhold my vote for PF. I don't come to the half of PH's discography. And I prefer A Salty Dog and especially Grand Hotel above A Whiter Shade of Pale.


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Posted By: Formentera Lady
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 11:16
I do not know much Procul Harum, so no vote for me. But I like it that you try to make them more popular on this site. Thumbs Up I like the song you posted!


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 12:17
This is one of those polls whose vote really depends upon what you are asking.

If it is which band is my favourite, then, as much as I love Procol Harum, then it is the Floyd.

If it is which band was more influential on the early prog of the late 60's or early 70's, then PH, as Floyd were still very much a psychedelic band and not a part of the emerging blues & other bands who would go onto develop what we understand as prog rock (this is a very controversial opinion, I know).

If, however, you are talking about the most influential or important prog band in history, then the answer is so simple as to be not worth repeating. Alright then, The Floyd.


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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: November 28 2010 at 16:54
the third best song on A Salty Dog, so dark, so groovy, it grabs your joints and holds it tight Big smile
 


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Posted By: pied piper
Date Posted: November 30 2010 at 04:04
Procol Harum
Procol Harum
Procol Harum
Procol Harum
Procol Harum
Procol Harum
Procol Harum


There's not a single molecole of prog in Pink Floyd's music after Atom earth Mother,†


Posted By: Follix
Date Posted: November 30 2010 at 04:13
Originally posted by pied piper pied piper wrote:


There's not a single molecole of prog in Pink Floyd's music after Atom earth Mother


Depend how you define prog, if Animals isn't prog than alot of thing we consider prog here is not.


Posted By: pied piper
Date Posted: November 30 2010 at 04:28
Originally posted by Follix Follix wrote:

Originally posted by pied piper pied piper wrote:


There's not a single molecole of prog in Pink Floyd's music after Atom earth Mother,†


Depend how you define prog, if Animals isn't prog than alot of thing we consider prog here is not.
ANIMALS?
There's not a single prog molecole in Dark Side, Wish you, Animals†(to say nothing of ugly†Final Cut) and in the most part of The Wall, whose last track is the only tune†which can be defined prog.
Last real album well worth is Atom Earth Mother.


Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: November 30 2010 at 04:59
PF


Posted By: MonsterMagnet
Date Posted: November 30 2010 at 10:54
With all the respect that I have for Procol Harum Beer, I have a preference for Floyd


Posted By: XTChuck
Date Posted: November 30 2010 at 11:45

Not much thought needed here - Pink Floyd



Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: November 30 2010 at 11:59
I can't vote because I haven't heard enough Procol Harum, but "In Held Twas in I" is great, and my favourite music I've heard from PH.  My favourite music with Pink Floyd's name attached to it is "Atom Heart Mother" - terrific.

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Posted By: Geizao
Date Posted: December 01 2010 at 11:22

Pink Floyd.


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: August 22 2011 at 07:53
bump

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: August 22 2011 at 08:34
I voted for Procol, but I'm a big Floyd fan as well.


Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: August 22 2011 at 09:08
Originally posted by pied piper pied piper wrote:

Procol Harum

There's not a single molecole of prog in Pink Floyd's music after Atom earth Mother


Pink Floyd all the way


Dark Side is probably my 2nd fave prog album of all time  and is the definition of prog in my books

I think your statement is completely wrong.....

sorry but that's the truth  :)


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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: August 22 2011 at 16:40
Give my vote to Floyd but i'm a great Procol fan too


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: August 22 2011 at 18:04
Originally posted by Formentera Lady Formentera Lady wrote:

I do not know much Procul Harum, so no vote for me. But I like it that you try to make them more popular on this site. Thumbs Up I like the song you posted!
Stern SmileCryCry

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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: August 22 2011 at 21:19
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

Originally posted by Formentera Lady Formentera Lady wrote:

I do not know much Procul Harum, so no vote for me. But I like it that you try to make them more popular on this site. Thumbs Up I like the song you posted!
Stern SmileCryCry
  Hey! Istill listen to Procol, i got the whole collection and saw them on stage in Paris in the late seventies, i sometimes watch to the dvd live at the union chapel Wink


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: August 22 2011 at 22:09
Some good albums early on from Procol with Robin Trower, but except for their excellent live album with the Edmonton Symphony, once Trower had left, so did most of their fire and brimstone. The Pink Floyd catalog buries Procol Harum.

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Posted By: clarkpegasus4001
Date Posted: August 23 2011 at 00:36
Easy.....Floyd

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Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: August 23 2011 at 02:35
I should have voted for both. I went with PF.


Posted By: awaken77
Date Posted: August 23 2011 at 02:56
while I enjoy music of both,
I think Pink Floyd is more important in terms of influence to music in general, and to other genres (not limited to rock music)




Posted By: Ruby900
Date Posted: August 23 2011 at 02:58
Sooooo easy - Floyd all the way!

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: August 23 2011 at 17:22
Procol Harum have been support band of Pink Floyd, not vice versa....
Great band, though


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Posted By: FunkyHomoSapien
Date Posted: August 24 2011 at 09:48
Floyd


Posted By: kevin4peace
Date Posted: August 24 2011 at 11:53
Floyd for sure. Procol Harum had some great individual songs, but Floyd had great albums.

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Posted By: thehallway
Date Posted: August 25 2011 at 07:53
In my eyes, a poll is only ever worthwhile when popularity does not get in the way; i.e. when the respective choices have a similar level of recognition, fame and public awareness. Then, we can actually see which band people in a certain community enjoy and treasure the most, rather than merely confirm the really obvious truth that Pink Floyd have more listeners than Procol Harum.

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Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: April 28 2016 at 15:39
Pink Floyd
I enjoy Procol Harum but somehow I rarely play their stuff


Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: April 28 2016 at 19:08
Proke -



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Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: April 28 2016 at 19:26
I'm with the majority.

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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: April 28 2016 at 20:17
Originally posted by thehallway thehallway wrote:

In my eyes, a poll is only ever worthwhile when popularity does not get in the way; i.e. when the respective choices have a similar level of recognition, fame and public awareness. Then, we can actually see which band people in a certain community enjoy and treasure the most, rather than merely confirm the really obvious truth that Pink Floyd have more listeners than Procol Harum.

Yes but on a prog site all's fair among the legends, I suppose.  What I don't like is the "both" option; it doesn't indicate anything other than appreciation for both bands.  As far as I'm concerned the 'both' votes should be split between Floyd and Harum.
 


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: April 28 2016 at 22:37
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Originally posted by thehallway thehallway wrote:



In my eyes, a poll is only ever worthwhile when popularity does not get in the way; i.e. when the respective choices have a similar level of recognition, fame and public awareness. Then, we can actually see which band people in a certain community enjoy and treasure the most, rather than merely confirm the really obvious truth that Pink Floyd have more listeners than Procol Harum.

Yes but on a prog site all's fair among the legends, I suppose.† What I don't like is the "both" option; it doesn't indicate anything other than appreciation for both bands.† As far as I'm concerned the 'both' votes should be split between Floyd and Harum.



Yeah, there are polls that may work on a prog site between a general legend and a less known band... but this poll, before opening it I knew who was going to win. I once made a poll between Led Zeppelin and Rush, and then another with Renaissance, and both held up very well against Zep (Rush was actually winning for a while, but I think in the end Zep took the lead... however, I don't really remember how the Renaissance one ended up).


Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: April 29 2016 at 10:15
Well....no surprise that Floyd is winning...one of those iconic bands that the 'fan boys' always defend.
I think Atavachron said the 'both votes' should be split up;.....why? IMO it's a valid position if one likes both bands equally. As a matter of fact I don't play Floyd much these days. Been burned out on them for some years now and tend to play more Procol when I do play either band.
Having said that Floyd is certainly far and away the more influential band and 'superstar' (one of the so-called big 6...) here due to various reasons. Other than Gilmore I always thought their levels of musicianship were overrated but each to their own. I prefer the keyboard work in Procol by their two great players and Trower back in the day interested me every bit as much as Gilmore though he hasn't changed or grown  much over the years and Gilmore has progressed in some ways.
 
I think I'll go listen to Shine On Brightly and not DSOTM.
Wink
 


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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: April 29 2016 at 10:39
To my eye : Pink Floyd. To my ears : Procol Harum. 


Posted By: Intruder
Date Posted: April 29 2016 at 10:56
Love the Procols.....been on a post-Trower kick the past few months - there's a lot more to the discography than the first three albums.  Love the Floyd.....not many prog fans who don't, but I think I get off the boat at Animals.  I've never dug the Wall; thought the Final Cut was better but the second half is bogged down in similar sounding acoustic numbers (except Not Now, John! - heaviest and best number on the record)......and the final two albums were folly - some solid stuff mixed in with a LOT of filler.  Still, Gilmour's filler beats a helluva lot of shyte that passes for music these days. 
 
So, who wins?  Call it a draw.


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