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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2012, 09:20:51 PM »

It's genius. No one can do Moog Or Hammond like Emerson.

Genuinely innovative and creative. Knocks the spots off Yes for originality and talent.
All factually incorrect, I'm afraid.

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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2012, 09:43:05 PM »

Lucky man has without a doubt the worst keyboard solo known to man. I don't care what any of you say.
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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2012, 10:08:41 PM »

You're all bonkers you are  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2012, 11:11:19 PM »

Lucky man has without a doubt the worst keyboard solo known to man. I don't care what any of you say.

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!  Cheesy Cheesy  They only let Keith do one because he moaned that a band called Emerson Lake And Palmer should have all three members on every track.

Some things ELP did I think were fantastic. Tarkus, Karn Evil 9, the whole Pictures At An Exhibition thing. But as soon as they got to Pirates, they were complete and utter w*nk. Arse bilge of the highest order. Fanfare starts off brilliant, but then it just becomes nine minutes of Keith making random synth noise while the other two keep time.

And as for High Voltage... At the time, I loved it to bits. There were moments that genuinely made me go 'wow' or 'cor' (and it wasn't at how much time Greg has apparently been spending in Greggs). But overall, listening to the recording and looking back, they were quite rubbish. I hope they never return.
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« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2012, 12:00:16 AM »

Well in fairness to Bert. I still like the Emerson Lake and POWELL album.  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2012, 12:30:39 AM »

I would like that album if my music teacher had ever returned it to me...
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« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2012, 01:08:30 AM »

I wish they'd remastered it last year it like they did with the rest of the albums.
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« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2012, 08:47:29 AM »

I loved the High Voltage set, but would prefer to leave it as a moment in time.

I still regularly play Karn Evil 9 and Tarkus, but ELP is one of those groups I am glad happened for the high points, while acknowledging there are some pretty darn low points along the way.
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« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2012, 08:55:54 AM »


I still regularly play Karn Evil 9 and Tarkus, but ELP is one of those groups I am glad happened for the high points, while acknowledging there are some pretty darn low points along the way.

I think that just about sums up my ELP thoughts as well.
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« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2012, 09:09:49 AM »

I loved the High Voltage set, but would prefer to leave it as a moment in time.

I still regularly play Karn Evil 9 and Tarkus, but ELP is one of those groups I am glad happened for the high points, while acknowledging there are some pretty darn low points along the way.

Which is what I said !!!  Grin
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« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2012, 09:11:49 AM »

Then we agree. Let us celebrate that occurrence. We may not see its like again  Wink Tongue
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« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2012, 09:13:08 AM »

Then we agree. Let us celebrate that occurrence. We may not see its like again  Wink Tongue

It's the others UB, they're ganging up against us ELP lovers...
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« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2012, 09:20:48 AM »

I am confused by there being at least two people logging in as 'Bert'...
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« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2012, 09:23:26 AM »

It's the others UB, they're ganging up against us ELP lovers...

Don't mention ELP and love in the same sentence.

There's always the danger that the sentence will accidentally contain the word beach as well.
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« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2012, 09:37:35 AM »

ELP were a very silly band. Okay, Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer are excellent musicians, no doubt about it, but Greg Lake is average at best, and he hasn't half written some drivel.

As far as their output is concerned, the first album was patchy (but that's often the case anyway), Pictures At An Exhibition is rather fun, Tarkus has its moments, and Brain Salad Surgery I can at least listen to right through. After that it's a bit of a car crash, particularly the Works albums, where they clearly hated each other so much that they couldn't bear to actually collaborate. Love Beach is often (rightly) lambasted, but everyone can be forgiven for a dodgy album or two if the rest of their output is up to scratch. Sadly, not the case.

I think I know what it is, it's not music that I feel I can engage with emotionally, on any level.

There's also their attitude to the punter, which is highly suspect - witness that recent business at some US gig where there was an argument backstage and the gig got cancelled while the audience were in the venue. Not even Spinal Tap did that.
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