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Poll Question: Of these three, who do you like best?
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4 [16.67%]
3 [12.50%]
1 [4.17%]
1 [4.17%]
2 [8.33%]
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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Faust, Slapp Happy, Deerhoof
    Posted: January 17 2013 at 22:29
I hope this isn't just another random mismatch poll to you all, but these are probably my three favorite bands.

They don't sound like each other, but I think that they are similar in ways other than simply how they sound. Some of these ways might just be my personal opinion, but maybe you can see it too, if you know them. They're all in the archives, but are not quite the first thing you think of when you think of "prog" (especially Deerhoof, whose inclusion in the archives, I imagine, was not welcomed by everyone).

The reason that I made this poll is because I don't hear much discussion about them, so I thought it would be interesting get some idea of your opinions on them to maybe see where I fit into this community. For proggier groups, my next favorite bands include Mike Oldfield, Yes, King Crimson, and Gentle Giant.

So who do you like best? And what do you think about them?




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2013 at 22:34
All great bands, but Faust is Faust.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2013 at 22:55
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

All great bands, but Faust is Faust.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2013 at 23:32
Last option.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2013 at 23:46
Faust... so far
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2013 at 23:48
One of the easiest polls ever.

Faust by distances greater than the width of the ever expanding universe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 03:45
Deerhoof = hipsters
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 04:02
Definitely Faust
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 04:19
well i adore Deerhoof........sorry come at me if you will but we cant all like the same thing........like i say......i love my prog but do like stuff that is just different.....as and why someones put deerhoof as "hipsters" is beyond me.......considering they've been going a very long time and its only the past few years they've got a wider audience......i have most of their stuff and seen them once and they were fantastic live.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 11:15
I'm not surprised that Faust is clearly the winner here.

^ I saw them too, a couple years ago :D. Great show! I'm very grateful that I was able to at least see one of my favorite bands, because I don't expect I'll ever have the opportunity to see the others Disapprove. Maybe Faust, if I'm super lucky, but not Slapp Happy. I think if I could see Dagmar Krause perform, that would be just about as good, so fingers crossed for that.

Speaking of which, why did Slapp Happy not perform during the '70s? I don't think I ever heard why that was. I thought maybe it had to do with them relying on the studio too much to really perform the songs they recorded (even though they eventually did), but even Faust performed in the '70s and they were built on the idea of the studio as an instrument. Slapp Happy apparently refused to perform live.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 11:51
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

All great bands, but Faust is Faust.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 13:27
Originally posted by zoviet zoviet wrote:

Deerhoof = hipsters

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 14:00
Originally posted by zoviet zoviet wrote:

Deerhoof = hipsters

That's a stupid statement.  Objectively.  If you dig right down to it, every prog = hipsters.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 20:56
What is all this hipster talk? I don't think I'm that out of the loop from contemporary culture, but I don't get what it means. Is it someone who likes really popular things or really unpopular things? Who is a hipster? I don't think I've ever seen one of these people in real life. It all seems made up to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2013 at 22:39
Hipsters like unpopular stuff because its unpopular. No, Deerhoof are not hipsters and they totally rock!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2013 at 18:31
Faust is so goood, but Deerhoof, ah, probabaly Faust. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2013 at 18:36
Haven't heard Slapp Happy.  Deerhoof's Reveille is delightful.  Faust, as stated upthread, are, well, Faust.  Hmm, I may have to think on this a bit.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2013 at 19:17
I voted Faust but Slapp Happy are pretty underrated imo. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2013 at 21:09
I understand perfectly that Deerhoof is not for everyone and I don't blame anyone for not liking them. However, I suspect that maybe people know them mostly for their short poppy music like "Panda, Panda, Panda," which I think is a good fun song, but doesn't show all that they're capable of. If anyone's interested, here are a couple of their most interesting songs that I've heard:





Originally posted by zappaholic zappaholic wrote:

Haven't heard Slapp Happy.  Deerhoof's Reveille is delightful.  Faust, as stated upthread, are, well, Faust.  Hmm, I may have to think on this a bit.


I want to get Reveille. My brother tells me "This Magnificent Bird Will Rise" is a really good song.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2013 at 00:41
Never heard of 'Deerhoof', but I like the other 2 bands lots.  I'll be a hipster and go with Slapp Happy !!
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