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Poll Question: whos the best keybordist of these two players
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    Posted: November 06 2011 at 06:47
I'll go with Kerry... his percussive / funky playing is something pretty unique... I think Tony Banks sounds a little robotic while Kerry's flow sounds so natural 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2011 at 19:19
Great singing by Tony in the "Shepherd" video, indeed! I vote Banks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2011 at 05:17
You're right in that Tony never did the virtuoso stuff but I think he could pull it off. I saw Wakeman once and was left wide eyed and desperate to see Tony do the same. Just show off a bit !!

Tony for me all day here though 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 20:09
Tony Banks for me; instantly recognizeable!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 18:17
Maybe they should get together and do a prog album.  The contrast in styles might actually work.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 17:44
No one said that this was suppose to be a keyboardist poll, so I vote for Kerry's gorgeous voice! Tongue

...although Tony is surprisingly good as well! I wonder why he didn't continue with this beautiful voice.




Edit: Bummer, it did actually say that in the question... Embarrassed


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 17:02
Kerry Minnear for me....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 16:18
Definitely Kerry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 16:02
Gotta go with GG. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 16:01
If only for Firth Of Fifth the Banks is my winner.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 15:20
It's honestly a tie for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 15:18
Kerry very much so. I have a love-hate relationship with both bands. But Kerry is the better player and also the better composer (considering he composed most of GG's stuff. Plus, considering he has one of the most beautiful voices in prog...)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 14:56
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 13:41
Minnear, but Banks is still brilliant.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 13:29
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 13:21
Banks - he is the true heart of the classic Genesis sound.  Not that Minnear is second-rate, because he isn't.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 12:50
Kerry is the better player.  The vote would have been tougher if it had also included their merits as composers. Kerry is more interesting but Banks has more command over structure, something that I am attracted to in music.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 12:00
I like both but Banks gets the vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 11:53
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 10:17
A good matchup.  I give Banks a slight edge for his knack for melody.
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