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Topic: famous Prog where Sax is crucual for bands sound
Posted By: Icarium
Subject: famous Prog where Sax is crucual for bands sound
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:01
Four of my favorite sax bands who use sax who do you like the most. 
Quite different but all very crucial prog bands with distinct sound, some of that sound came from their distinct sax players because of their sax-player in some parts had solos or melody line which is totally resembling the bands sound to fans, three Eclectic badns and one Crossover band who defied the use of sax in prog and art rock.

I also lumped in Hawkwind  a heavy / space rock band because i have little knowledge of them 


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:03
...and Hawkwind.

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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:06
edit: removed none of them with Hawkwind taking all of them place

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:08
Voted for Crimson because Mel Collins is among my favorite sax players.  Most sax players I don't really care for, but there are a handful I really like and Mel is one of them.

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Posted By: Mr. Maestro
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:23
VdGG.  No other band can make saxophones sound so sinister.

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:26
Voted for Van Damme, but where is Secret Oyster?

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:26
I don't think sax is crucial for KC's sound. At least not as much as it's crucial for VdGG sound.

KC is probably my favorite band ever, but I voted VdGG.


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:39
^ You read my mind.
Originally posted by Mr. Maestro

VdGG. No other band None other than David Jackson can make saxophones sound so sinister.
... +1.

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:52
Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Voted for Van Damme, but where is Secret Oyster?
Too obscure.  But by FAR my favorite use of sax in prog.

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Posted By: RedNightmareKing
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:58
VdGG, no question. 

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 13:06
Originally posted by aginor

edit: removed none of them with Hawkwind taking all of them place
Too late, already voted for VdGG. Jackson was way better than Turner anyway..
 
 


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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 13:06
VDGG for their dark and ominous use of sax. KC next. Roxy Music had the most tasteful blending of sax into their music.

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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 13:57
VdGG, though any band with Jorgen Munkaby in has got to be considered as well, I particularly love his playing with Ihsahn.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 14:56
VDGG

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Posted By: mohaveman
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 15:05
Not on the list but I love early Roxy Music with Andy Mackay.

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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 15:31
Originally posted by Wanorak

VDGG for their dark and ominous use of sax. KC next. Roxy Music had the most tasteful blending of sax into their music.

Agreed!!!


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 16:57
Solution by far.
 
I don't like saxes sounding sinister at all.


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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 16:58
VdGG.

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 17:29
VdGG followed at a distance by KC and Alquin.

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 17:36
1.King Crimson
2.Gentle Giant
3.Van Der


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 17:59
VDGG !!!!!!!


Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: April 01 2013 at 06:31
VDGG no doubt...
I would say Out of Focus from Germany if they were on the poll :) 


Posted By: Larree
Date Posted: April 01 2013 at 07:14
VDGG.  Nothing touches this.
pt. 1
[TUBE]l0YQOdXo54o[/TUBE]
pt.2
[TUBE]igxZo2mfXOA[/TUBE]


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 01 2013 at 07:15
One only needs to listen to VDGG's 'Trisector' or 'A grounding In Numbers' (both still great albums IMO), or 'Alt', to hear something 'special' is missing...............


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 01 2013 at 07:19
Originally posted by Larree

VDGG.  Nothing touches this.
pt. 1
[TUBE]l0YQOdXo54o[/TUBE]
pt.2
[TUBE]igxZo2mfXOA[/TUBE]
That's the performance where they were forced to do 'Plague', section by section ??  You can see Hammill's 'grand finale' when he looks at the camera as if to say a sarcastic 'happy now' as he raises his glass ??


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: April 01 2013 at 07:30
If it's about sax being crucial for the band's sound it has to be VdGG, regardless of many other great performers.


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: April 02 2013 at 02:31
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

VdGG.


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Posted By: bucka001
Date Posted: April 02 2013 at 05:50
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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: April 02 2013 at 06:57
Originally posted by someone_else

VdGG followed at a distance by KC and Alquin.

Alquin is a good one too!
I'd say Traffic myself. 
From the list: I should think that over before voting.


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: April 02 2013 at 10:49
Originally posted by bucka001

A pleasure to have that in the liner notes of Pawn Hearts.

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Posted By: bucka001
Date Posted: April 02 2013 at 11:05
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by bucka001

A pleasure to have that in the liner notes of Pawn Hearts.


I actually have the original magazine, and in not-too-bad of shape for a newspaper over 40 yrs old!

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: April 02 2013 at 11:09
^ Very nice.

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