This record is this artist's Love Beach

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by speedracer, Jun 15, 2022.

  1. zen

    zen Senior Member

    If the Monkees had made the album you'd probably be blown away.
     
  2. intv7

    intv7 Senior Member

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    I'm sure I would be.
     
  3. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    As I say, I haven't heard it yet, and I may never hear it, who knows...
    Brain Salad Surgery and Tarkus are my favourite ELP albums... and it may be uncool these days, but I love Fanfare For The Common Man and Pictures At An Exhibition.
     
  4. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Flaneur

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    I love - well, I should say I like it a lot - the single version of Fanfare. The full album version, not so much.
    Sometimes less is more.
     
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  5. marc with a c

    marc with a c Forum Resident

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    I don’t think I’m familiar with you, so I didn’t know it was at least partly in jest. Thank you for the heads up!
     
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  6. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    Long version all the way for me :)
     
  7. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    The Doobie Brothers-One Step Closer


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  8. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Some guy

    I wonder if Jean-Luc Ponty's "A Taste for Passion" suffers from the same syndrome.
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    Aside from the title and a cover with a photo where he's sporting a shiny shirt and leather pants instead of one with a vaguely sci-fi/cosmic theme, it's really similar to its seemingly more highly-regarded predecessor Cosmic Messenger.
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    If ELP had called the album The Gambler or Canario gave it a less cheesy cover, I don't think people would have dismissed it so readily.
     
  9. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    I suppose it's when they couldn't even sell their noise to the die hard prog fans.

    At the end of the 1970s, the problem with prog wasn't that it was too complex, or too compositionally advanced, or too well played, it was that they'd run out of ideas.
     
  10. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

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    I had no idea who/what the op was talking about. But yes I have this album at my antique shop table. Actually I have a bunch of E,L & P albums and dang it nobody seems to want them, even at $5, cleaned, and in new sleeves! They just sit there month after month.
     
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  11. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    I've seen it here in numerous threads about terrible album covers, but I'm not a big ELP fan and I never noticed the album title.

    I got the gist of the thread even before looking it up, though.
     
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  12. Autotune Sucks

    Autotune Sucks Forum Resident

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    I'll give both the album and the cover model a 4/5. Much rather look at her than Ron or Russ in drag!
     
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  13. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    I've never heard a Sparks album, but I've seen them and I agree. :D
     
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  14. Gov't Mule

    Gov't Mule Forum Resident

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    The Black Crowes - By Your Side. YMMV

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  15. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    And you wonder why they never appeared on their album covers! :shh::confused:
     
  16. Simoon

    Simoon Forum Resident

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    Well then...

    It's lucky for us prog fans*, that prog has gone in so many more directions since the 70's, and new ideas are plentiful.

    There are quite a few different subgenres of prog, and each one sounds drastically different than each other, and different than much of the prog of the 70's.

    Avant-prog, Zeuhl, prog-metal, technical-metal, prog-fusion, are just a few subgenres, which are far from being without ideas.

    And at least with prog, bands can explore an even greater range of: time signatures, rhythms, chord progressions, instrument combinations, atonality, and more. Prog musicians can continue to mine more and more musical theory.
     
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  17. stillrockin

    stillrockin Forum Resident

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    I like Tormato more than either Tales or Relayer!
     
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  18. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way

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  19. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Yawn. None of this is relevant to the fact that in 1977-1979, prog was very much a spent force. Various neo-prog eruptions since then do not negate that fact.
     
  20. Simoon

    Simoon Forum Resident

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    Spent force commercially.

    Far from a spent force artistically.

    And as far as any sort of commercial viability of contemporary prog (which is far more varied than neo-prog)
     
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  21. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?

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    Hopefully you aren't saying its their Love Beach.
     
  22. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?

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    I still like No Joke.
     
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  23. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?

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    No freaking way. Great cover and some great music.
     
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  24. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

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    It is to me.

    I hear serious sellout material.
     
  25. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?

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    Guess we will have to agree to disagree on that.
     
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