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Re: OT ELP/JP (rip)
Technically, the Young Person's Guide to King Crimson was a double album,
but I see your point. Perhaps the fact that KC didn't issue a double album
ever is really a positive thing. Afterall, they are the only name that
still is current (aside from Pink Floyd) from among that stable of peers.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 5:25 PM
Subject: AW: OT ELP/JP (rip)
> I used to dislike any kind of organ use in rock (or jazz) music. Then I
> listened to Tarkus to the first time...the beginning of the organ solo
> in "Mass" seemed unreal to me - this sounded like someone starting to
> puke! I may not say this album has changed my life, but it definitely
> changed my live sound!
> I once started to write an essay about the progressive rock phenomenon,
> and there I stated the thesis that each of the big groups of this genre
> in the seventies reached their climax with their double (or triple)
> album. For ELP, this was the "Welcome back my friends" album, for Yes,
> the "Yessongs", and for Genesis, it was the Lamb.
> Alas, there hasn't been a double album by King Crimson (if you don't
> count in the B'Boom "officialized bootleg")
> And btw, in case you haven't done so already - "UP" by Peter Gabriel is
> a great album (albeit not a proggy one). I want to own his staff of
> engineers for a day...
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Jesse Lucas [mailto:email@example.com]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Februar 2005 22:01
> An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Betreff: Re: OT ELP/JP (rip)
> ELP was the shit. Tarkus changed my life.
> Some of the later stuff was...well...just wrong. Love Beach? This is
> the same guy who played on In the Court of the Crimson King and Tarkus?
> Oh well.
> Still, what they did that was good, was really good.
> Emerson's organ sound on the first two albums is the best.
> Suit & Tie Guy wrote:
> > On Feb 3, 2005, at 12:40 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >> they were a technically-accomplished trio, but quite lacking in any
> >> creative sense-of-purpose or direction, & they managed to alienate
> >> many peers in the business with their in-jokes & technical excesses.
> >> & thus peel described ELP as "a waste of /talent/ & electricity".
> > even put into perspective, John Peel's comments were completely
> > unfair.
> > ---
> > Eric Williamson
> > www.suitandtieguy.com