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View Poll Results: Which is your favourite 1985-Prog epic? (* = not in compilation)
Camel - Lady Fantasy 2 2.17%
Capability Brown - Circumstances 0 0%
Caravan - Nine Feet Underground 0 0%
Egg - symphony2 0 0%
Eloy - Poseidon's Creation 0 0%
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus 1 1.09%
Focus - Anonymus II 0 0%
Genesis - Supper's Ready 12 13.04%
Harmonium - Histoire Sans Paroles 0 0%
Hatfield and the North - Mumps 1 1.09%
Jan Dukes de Grey - Sun Symphonica 0 0%
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick 7 7.61%
Kansas - Incomudro - Hymn to the Atman 0 0%
King Crimson - Starless 5 5.43%
Lucifer's Friend - Sorrow 0 0%
Magma - Na Ektila 0 0%
Marillion - Grendel 1 1.09%
Mirthrandir - For Four 0 0%
Nektar - A Tab in the Ocean 0 0%
Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind 0 0%
Renaissance - Song Of Scheherazade 1 1.09%
Rush - 2112 19 20.65%
Samurai - King Riff and Snow Flakes 0 0%
Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous 1 1.09%
The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis 0 0%
Van Der Graaf Generator - A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers 2 2.17%
Yes - Close To The Edge 20 21.74%
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells * 5 5.43%
Pink Floyd - Echoes * 11 11.96%
King Crimson - Lizard * 2 2.17%
Yes - Gates of Delirium * 2 2.17%
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Aside from being a really long song, I wouldn't consider it progressive rock or even an epic.

It's mostly just straight up acid rock. I personally find it to be a very boring and overly repetitive song, unlike the songs in this poll there's no real progression or complex structure or narrative that warrants it's extra length, it's just a 3 minute song stretched out to 17 minutes, probably because they were too high to remember how it ends.

I'm not an Iron Butterfly fan, they just sound like a generic garage rock band that gets way too excessive and spaced out, without having the chops for it or any real compositional direction or anything interesting to say with their instruments because it all sounds like rehashed ideas from Cream records. They were probably the most overindulgent, generic band of the psychedelic era.

The bassist gets points for being one of the founders of Captain Beyond though, now those guys were awesome.
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I love a lot of 60s psychedelic rock music, a great majority of it actually, they're just one band from that era who don't really float my boat. I can appreciate that they had an influence on the metal genre though.

I haven't heard Yezda Urfa but I've been meaning to check out Boris, I'll get back to ya on that.
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I love a lot of 60s psychedelic rock music, a great majority of it actually, they're just one band from that era who don't really float my boat. I can appreciate that they had an influence on the metal genre though.
Same here...I hate pigeon holing a band into a genre as much as anyone. Iron Butterfly just straight up sucked, and if they ever thought of themselves as progressive rock then they were deluded as well.

I can think of 20 other acid rock and even progressive bands that did much more than Iron Butterfly and got less recognition for it. I guess all you need to do to get people to notice you even for one song is get ****ed up beyond recognition and forget how to pronounce your own lyrics right.
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Hmm, I should make a psychedelic rock poll.

I'd probably have to exclude Pink Floyd, they would get all the votes, and probably just for their 70s stuff which I consider prog/art rock more than I would consider it psychedelia.
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Echoes, By-Tor and the Snow Dog, and Xanadu are my favourites. A few of them anyway.
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i haven't heard many of these, but I went with Supper's Ready. however, close to the edge might be better.
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CTTE, though Cinema Show by Genesis is a personal favorite
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indeed, but my favorite track from that album is "the battle of epping forest".
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Wow. This is a very, very tough choice. For me, it's a three way tie between "Supper's Ready," "Thick As A Brick," and "Close To The Edge." I don't even know where to begin choosing. I feel bad for "Thick As A Brick" only getting two votes, because it's one of my favorite prog albums (or, well, albums). However, I'm not sure I like it better than the other two. GAH! I might have to come back to make this choice after a good night's sleep. Considering my sleeping habits, that might mean never.
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