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Old 12-29-2008, 08:35 PM
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Anyone listen to them? They're a 70s prog band, my friend just gave me their first CD and it's very good. Some excellent drumwork on that album, especially on the track "nothing at all"

check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIlG0TmxzTs
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:52 PM
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Love em, love em, love em
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:42 PM
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Power & The Glory is a great album! Back in the day, that was called Art Rock.

Another great track & performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9_DC...eature=related

Are they still playing?

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:18 AM
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Gentle Giant is, sniff sniff, long gone. There was some talk of a reunion but it's not going to happen.

Check out this site: http://www.blazemonger.com/GG/
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Great band. I, too, enjoy Power and the Glory, as well as Octopus.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:52 AM
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Octopus is the greatest.

I only own their DVD/CD package so I don't have many songs
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i always loved "Spooky Boogie"
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:21 PM
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Octopus is the greatest.

I only own their DVD/CD package so I don't have many songs
I just picked up Octopus, but haven't listened to the whole thing yet. They seem very King Crimson influenced, strange because I can't stand king crimson and yet i love gentle giant.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:16 AM
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Can't stand King Crimson? Some people never learn...
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:29 AM
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I'm a dinosaur

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Old 12-31-2008, 01:31 AM
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I'm all about David Cross quoting 'A Lark Ascending' personally.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:15 PM
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Can't stand King Crimson? Some people never learn...
Hahaha that's what my friends keep telling me, but I find them way too pretentious. And "out there" I guess...
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Hahaha that's what my friends keep telling me, but I find them way too pretentious. And "out there" I guess...
It depends on the KC you've listened to. I can understand ITCOTCK being seen as 'pretentious' - parts of it are - but something like Larks' Tongues in Aspic I can't really see it like that. I suppose it is very esoteric and difficult music; but I've been a fan since I was thirteen or fourteen, so I don't really see it that way. Really it's a case of familiarity with the material; when I first started learning guitar I attempted learning a number of KC compositions (ones that I generally knew on the drums already) with very mixed results; but once you break the shell of the music it really isn't all that hard at all.

I can completely understand somebody not liking them. I really can. It's hard music and it can be pretentious at times - but their 73-75 stuff I can't see that way, and a few other albums I can't either. They have had some pretty poor albums, so understood there!
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