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Shrimp
Shrimp
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Re: ELP Review!
Jul 10, 2004, 18:59
a few minutes listening are all that are required to see that trilogy is complete bollocks and should be ignored completely

its complete shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MonkeyBoy
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ELP sampledelia
Jul 10, 2004, 19:14
Like Jimmy Tones I had a strange fascination with ELP. I hated them for years without ever hearing anything other than fanfare for the common man. I actually liked that track as an 8 year old but as I grew up post-punk attitudes set in.

I will give ELP some kind of respect as I have sampled them on a couple of different occaisons, so I owe them some credit. ELP records are actually really good for sampling as in amongst 20 minutes of a dodgy music there is tiny bits of really good music or sounds. I don't know why they didn't use these good bits as the building blocks for better music. Maybe they couldn't recognise a good idea when they had it and would then change the music right after that 8 second good bit and not recognise when they had a bad ideas which followed or preceded it.

ELP are an excellent band to develop a morbid curiosty with as not only is admitting to liking them deemed socially unacceptable in many circles but you can pick up all there records for about a pound each down a bootsale or low quality second-hand shop. You can develop a good love/hate realationship with ELP as their records are not quite good enough and are annoying but there is something strangely compelling about them.

Dog is right to rate Tarkus highly. I don't quite like it many times I listen to it but I have listened to it a number of times and will listen to it many more. Even the concept of a mechanised armadillo fighting a giant lion with a scorpion tail is worthy of some kind of recognition. Even just unintentional piss-taking or hilarity, and yes it is the mother of all concept LPs.

So thanks Greg, Keith and Carl for the samples anyway and also for achieving uniqueness (which is something many less maligned bands fail to do).
Dog 3000
Dog 3000
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Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 19:18
"You can develop a good love/hate realationship with ELP as their records are not quite good enough and are annoying but there is something strangely compelling about them.

So thanks Greg, Keith and Carl for . . . achieving uniqueness (which is something many less maligned bands fail to do)."

Very well said.

I think the furor that has errupted here over ELP really shows you something. Would a review of (let's say) a Throbbing Gristle album ever generate this much response, pro- or con-?

Face it -- ELP is the most controversial band of the 1970's!!!
Shrimp
Shrimp
1118 posts

Re: Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 19:21
bollox they were just crap and for some reason the trucks rolled into town and loads of arseholes got on board n then thankfully johnny punkrocker came along and peeps gradually came to realise that they had been conned
Dog 3000
Dog 3000
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Re: Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 19:27
And the Sex Pistols weren't a con as well?
Shrimp
Shrimp
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Re: Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 19:35
of course they were
Dog 3000
Dog 3000
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Re: Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 19:54
So why is one fashion-driven fad more valid than another? Personal taste, innit?
MonkeyBoy
1008 posts

Re: Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 20:02
Yes with their lorry each (having a E, L & P repectively on top) plus many more trucks with the road crew and the punk bands all having to pile into one transit, the bloated prog rock bourgeois of ELP was ripe for the slaughter of the punk revolution.

ELP are a part of history (and quite importamt in their own way) and maybe they should be consigned to the dustbin (or bootsale) of history. But they will be worth at least a mention in the history books as pretending they didn't exist post-revolution would be re-writing history like Uncle Joe did.
Shrimp
Shrimp
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Re: Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 20:02
its not

its all about music n elp were shit
Shrimp
Shrimp
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Re: Light a candle
Jul 10, 2004, 20:06
all i said was ignore them cause they are shit n a few minutes should confirm that not remove them entirely from history as in that sense they are important - important in how to be shit
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