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Poll Question: Which of these two rustic musicians do you like the most
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    Posted: December 18 2017 at 10:37
Two former members of bands whom paved away for underground music, and whom had same quirky and raw feel and boundry breaking sounds. From Velvet and Pink came new colours into the tapestry of music.

Which of these social conscious and awere gentlemen touches your heart string and make you think (reflect) on life.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 10:47
Lou Reed (by far).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 11:28
Tough choice! Did want to go for Roger, but he didn't make one of the greatest albums of all time with Metallica.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 11:49
First vote for Roger...I really like all his solo stuff but "Is This the Life We Really Want?" is a masterpiece Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 12:00
Lou Reed for Metal Machine Music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 12:13
Lou Reed of course. Transformer, Berlin, Metal Machine Music, Street Hassle, New York, Songs For Drella, Hudson River Wind Meditations, the Creation of the Universe, Roger has never got even near of those albums greatness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 16:24
Obviously Lou Reed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 16:33
Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Lou Reed of course. Transformer, Berlin, Metal Machine Music, Street Hassle, New York, Songs For Drella, Hudson River Wind Meditations, the Creation of the Universe, Roger has never got even near of those albums greatness.

You left out Rock n Roll Animal Otherwise I wholly agree with your sentiment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 17:52
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 19:22
Okay, Reed by far.
I read your attempt to relate these very different (aware) musicians, but I think you might as well point out that each was also male, with two arms, two legs, and two eyes apiece, etc.

This poll really only determines who is more popular (or respected as an icon) among those who vote. Lou looms much larger in rock history.

BUT that doesn't mean his art is objectively "better" than Waters' or detract from Waters' legacy. I find the "competition" between these two highly dissimilar artists to be artificial and even unfair. Maybe put Waters up against an artist from a major, early Prog band who then went solo: like Steve Hackett or Peter Gabriel. That would make more sense. 🙂

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 19:50
Lou Reed's solo career as a whole is definitely way better but Roger Water's Amused To Death has effected me more than any Reed, Velvet or Floyd album ever has.....eh, hard to choose.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 22:23
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Lou Reed of course. Transformer, Berlin, Metal Machine Music, Street Hassle, New York, Songs For Drella, Hudson River Wind Meditations, the Creation of the Universe, Roger has never got even near of those albums greatness.

You left out Rock n Roll Animal Otherwise I wholly agree with your sentiment.
I have never included R`n`R-animal to his greatest albums although I know it is respected. I think the reason is that nightclubbing band back of his. I prefer much more "Take No Prisoners", his postlive "American Poet" also even "Animal Serenade".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 22:29
Originally posted by Peter Peter wrote:

Okay, Reed by far.
I read your attempt to relate these very different (aware) musicians, but I think you might as well point out that each was also male, with two arms, two legs, and two eyes apiece, etc.

This poll really only determines who is more popular (or respected as an icon) among those who vote. Lou looms much larger in rock history.

BUT that doesn't mean his art is objectively "better" than Waters' or detract from Waters' legacy. I find the "competition" between these two highly dissimilar artists to be artificial and even unfair. Maybe put Waters up against an artist from a major, early Prog band who then went solo: like Steve Hackett or Peter Gabriel. That would make more sense. 🙂

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I disagree. Louīs art is just much more better than Rogerīs. Of course itīs true, any of Floydīs solo artists arenīt as popular as Lou Reed or John Cale as a solo artist. But I think in this forum people vote just the reason of art, not popularity. Also I hadīt put these two towards, Reed and Cale would have been much more interesting competition. Or maybe Reed and Barrett?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2017 at 22:58
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2017 at 03:19
Waters gets the edge.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2017 at 03:56
Roger, without a flinch............
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2017 at 07:12
Lou Reed easily...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2017 at 08:20
Where's that confounded neither button....?
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