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Poll: KANSAS vs Blue Oyster Cult - Who do you like more? Who is the better band? (47 member(s) have cast votes)

KANSAS vs Blue Oyster cult - Who is better? Who have the better albums and songs?

  1. KANSAS - They're way, way better (21 votes [44.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.68%

  2. Blue Oyster Cult - They're superior (21 votes [44.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.68%

  3. This is a draw for me, I can't split them (4 votes [8.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.51%

  4. I don't like either band but I'll vote for Blue Oyster Cult because I hate them less (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. I hate both but I'll vote for Kansas they have slightly better songs and more talent (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. I don't care about either band I'm only in the thread because I'm bored (1 votes [2.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  7. I don't know much about either band (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. I haven't listened to these two bands as yet (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#21 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:01 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 January 2018 - 02:37 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 28 January 2018 - 02:25 AM, said:

Kansas is mildly overrated on this board. At the end of the day, they're great, classic even, but they never quite lived up to the Yes' and Genesis' of the world. Some excellent tunes though.

BOC I just haven't really explored much, but the one album I did try from them didn't really hold my attention.

I'll go with Kansas for the time being.

Perhaps it really isn't fair to compare these two elite bands.  One prog.  One hard rock.  Apples to oranges yet again.

For me I totally agree.

We talk about all of these Jr. bands.

Triumph Jr is to Rush.
I just wrote about Fates Warning.  Fates Warning Jr. to Queensryche.

I bet some would even call the early Marillion records with Fish Genesis Jr. to Genesis.

I get it.  I love them all.

But yes.

GENESIS blows KANSAS away.

I'd love to hear an American prog band that either had a more original approach than Kansas or took their inspiration from something a little zanier than Yes and Genesis, something more like King Crimson or VDGG.

I also just wish Captain Beyond were a bigger deal. Sitting firmly between something like Molly Hatchet or Lynyrd Skynyrd and Yes or Rush, that band had a cool sound. Not always original, but always interesting. I'd love to pick up their debut sometime.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:15 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 January 2018 - 02:39 AM, said:

Some would label Starcastle as Yes Jr.

I love Starcastle ... Yes, they like Yes, but I like Yes, so I like 'em !!

3:15am baby !!

I like Kansas more than BOC, in spite of Steve Walsh !!!!

Earl, Eye In The Sky is a GREAT album

Not nearly talked about enough


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Edited by Lucas, 28 January 2018 - 03:15 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 04:14 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 28 January 2018 - 03:01 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 January 2018 - 02:37 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 28 January 2018 - 02:25 AM, said:

Kansas is mildly overrated on this board. At the end of the day, they're great, classic even, but they never quite lived up to the Yes' and Genesis' of the world. Some excellent tunes though.

BOC I just haven't really explored much, but the one album I did try from them didn't really hold my attention.

I'll go with Kansas for the time being.

Perhaps it really isn't fair to compare these two elite bands.  One prog.  One hard rock.  Apples to oranges yet again.

For me I totally agree.

We talk about all of these Jr. bands.

Triumph Jr is to Rush.
I just wrote about Fates Warning.  Fates Warning Jr. to Queensryche.

I bet some would even call the early Marillion records with Fish Genesis Jr. to Genesis.

I get it.  I love them all.

But yes.

GENESIS blows KANSAS away.

I'd love to hear an American prog band that either had a more original approach than Kansas or took their inspiration from something a little zanier than Yes and Genesis, something more like King Crimson or VDGG.

I also just wish Captain Beyond were a bigger deal. Sitting firmly between something like Molly Hatchet or Lynyrd Skynyrd and Yes or Rush, that band had a cool sound. Not always original, but always interesting. I'd love to pick up their debut sometime.

You are amazing dude.  Your dad taught you well.  I enjoy Captain Beyond.  I have the Japanese cd pressings.  LOL!  Of course I do.

Hmmmm

A more original approach.  American.  Zany.  Frank Zappa?

How about my buddies band.  I love them all.  The local Bay Area product Enchant?   Very progressive.  American.  Huge overseas.  The lead singer Ted is very Steve Walsh.  He's also in Spock's Beard now.

I love STYX.

Pat hates them.  Hmmmmm

#24 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 04:18 AM

View PostLucas, on 28 January 2018 - 03:15 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 January 2018 - 02:39 AM, said:

Some would label Starcastle as Yes Jr.

I love Starcastle ... Yes, they like Yes, but I like Yes, so I like 'em !!

3:15am baby !!

I like Kansas more than BOC, in spite of Steve Walsh !!!!

Earl, Eye In The Sky is a GREAT album

Not nearly talked about enough


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Hahaha!  Hey buddy!  You are on my time!!

I totally understand you take!  I agree as usual.  Although I will always be a BOC guy first over KANSAS.

Don't get me wrong, as I have said for years on here, I LOVE KANSAS!

I'm just IN LOVE WITH BOC!  FOREVER!

Starcastle Rules!

"EYE IN THE SKY" IS A MASTERPIECE!

I saw the Alan Parsons Project like three years ago in SF.
There was a meet and greet with Alan.

I walked up to him and all I could say was....


"Alan, my life changed when I was a kid back in 1982.  I played your Eye In The Sky record and it changed my life."

Alan looked up to me and said.


"Wow, I am impressed you are right about the year that album came out.  Good job and thanks!"

He signed my shit and I split.


Love it!!


Alan Parsons Project Rules!


I will take Alan Parsons Project over KANSAS!  JMO!

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 04:19 AM

BOC WITH THE LEAD!

AGENTS OF FORTUNE RULE!

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 04:33 AM

I'm happy to break this tie in favour of Blue Öyster Cult, a band that has long held a special place in my heart.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:06 AM

Blue Oyster Cult - They're superior!

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:47 AM

View Postbean-tor, on 28 January 2018 - 04:33 AM, said:

I'm happy to break this tie in favour of Blue Öyster Cult, a band that has long held a special place in my heart.


Signed,
Boned like a saint :angel:

Bean!

MISS YOU!

"The GOLDEN AGE OF LEATHER!"

BOC is one of the greatest bands in the land.  

They absolutely BLOW KANSAS AWAY!  Like a "CANDLE IN THE WIND!"

Signed,

Elton John


"Dust In The Wind" is a Norma Jean snooze booze fest!!!


"Some Enchanted Evening!"




This poll is an amazing soap box for me.  It's all Mr. 1974's fault.

Blue Oyster Cult makes Kansas look like a boring out of date state.

ZILLAGOD!

Are you kidding me?

There is no violin in BOC music.

JUST SERIOUS NEW YORK KICK ASS ROCK AND ROLL!

Let's face it.

Both bands were signed to CBS Records.
Both bands were eventually dropped.

Are you serious?

The BOC catalog on CBS blows KANSAS out of the water!!

Do you guys have the BOC BOX SET?  It's rare and out of print!  It's beyond EPIC!  Get it??  CBS!

Blue Oyster Cult is easily in my TOP TEN BANDS OF ALL TIME!

KANSAS isn't even in the TOP 25.

Steve Walsh is a weak Geddy.

Jon Anderson is weaker.


BOC has BALLS.

KANSAS is pretty corporate prog.

"Shooting Shark" is better than anything Kansas has written since "Audio Visions."

Why the hell did Steve Morse join Kansas?
To save their Kevin Bacon?

Give me a break.

Kansas is WEAK.


CBS cut Kansas and MCA signed them.  Two shitty records later MCA cut them!

I still have my BOC "Imaginos" CBS cd pressing.  A concept album that failed.  CBS cut them too.

Blue Oyster Cult is one of the greatest bands in the galaxy.

I make sure to see them once or twice a year.

Kansas is coming back to the Bay Area this year.
I will be there too.

I'm hoping it's "Point Of Know Return" live.

Anyway it doesn't matter.

I see BOC every year.

They play at Santa Cruz for free on the beach.  Two sets!  FUKK YES!

I remember seeing BOC at Slim's in SF one year.

It was the "Mirrors" anniversary.  They played many songs on that record.

It made my life.

"In Thee" and "The Virgil."

Kansas wishes they could write songs like that.

BOC is METAL!

"Tyranny And Mutation" blows away anything Kansas as ever done.


Are you kidding me???


I actually can't even believe this argument or poll.

I need to move on from this.

I will argue until the day I die about how much better BOC is to KANSAS.

Chessy keyboard violin prog to serious New York Kick Ass Heavy Metal Up Your Ass Rock.

I don't get it kids.

Perhaps you should have put Jethro Tull Vs Kansas or perhaps Kansas Vs U.K.

I will take Eddie Jobson over Robby Steinhardt.
Ponty actually takes the cake.

"Lust In The Wind"

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:52 AM

"Mirrors" is one of the greatest albums ever made on the Earth.

"I'm woven in a fantasy, I can't believe the things I see......."

The Wall

Give me Pink Floyd instead.

Hell.

BOC > PINK FLOYD

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:53 AM

"Run Like Hell" Kansas Fruits.

BOC RULES

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:57 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 January 2018 - 05:47 AM, said:

View Postbean-tor, on 28 January 2018 - 04:33 AM, said:

I'm happy to break this tie in favour of Blue Öyster Cult, a band that has long held a special place in my heart.


Signed,
Boned like a saint :angel:

Bean!

MISS YOU!

"The GOLDEN AGE OF LEATHER!"

BOC is one of the greatest bands in the land.  

They absolutely BLOW KANSAS AWAY!  Like a "CANDLE IN THE WIND!"

Signed,

Elton John


"Dust In The Wind" is a Norma Jean snooze booze fest!!!


"Some Enchanted Evening!"




This poll is an amazing soap box for me.  It's all Mr. 1974's fault.

Blue Oyster Cult makes Kansas look like a boring out of date state.

ZILLAGOD!

Are you kidding me?

There is no violin in BOC music.

JUST SERIOUS NEW YORK KICK ASS ROCK AND ROLL!

Let's face it.

Both bands were signed to CBS Records.
Both bands were eventually dropped.

Are you serious?

The BOC catalog on CBS blows KANSAS out of the water!!

Do you guys have the BOC BOX SET?  It's rare and out of print!  It's beyond EPIC!  Get it??  CBS!

Blue Oyster Cult is easily in my TOP TEN BANDS OF ALL TIME!

KANSAS isn't even in the TOP 25.

Steve Walsh is a weak Geddy.

Jon Anderson is weaker.


BOC has BALLS.

KANSAS is pretty corporate prog.

"Shooting Shark" is better than anything Kansas has written since "Audio Visions."

Why the hell did Steve Morse join Kansas?
To save their Kevin Bacon?

Give me a break.

Kansas is WEAK.


CBS cut Kansas and MCA signed them.  Two shitty records later MCA cut them!

I still have my BOC "Imaginos" CBS cd pressing.  A concept album that failed.  CBS cut them too.

Blue Oyster Cult is one of the greatest bands in the galaxy.

I make sure to see them once or twice a year.

Kansas is coming back to the Bay Area this year.
I will be there too.

I'm hoping it's "Point Of Know Return" live.

Anyway it doesn't matter.

I see BOC every year.

They play at Santa Cruz for free on the beach.  Two sets!  FUKK YES!

I remember seeing BOC at Slim's in SF one year.

It was the "Mirrors" anniversary.  They played many songs on that record.

It made my life.

"In Thee" and "The Virgil."

Kansas wishes they could write songs like that.

BOC is METAL!

"Tyranny And Mutation" blows away anything Kansas as ever done.


Are you kidding me???


I actually can't even believe this argument or poll.

I need to move on from this.

I will argue until the day I die about how much better BOC is to KANSAS.

Chessy keyboard violin prog to serious New York Kick Ass Heavy Metal Up Your Ass Rock.

I don't get it kids.

Perhaps you should have put Jethro Tull Vs Kansas or perhaps Kansas Vs U.K.

I will take Eddie Jobson over Robby Steinhardt.
Ponty actually takes the cake.

"Lust In The Wind"

Aww--miss ya, too, Earl! :hi:


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:03 AM

Blue Oyster Cult.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:09 AM

Love them both. Can't pick one.

Although Song for America is my favourite album by either band

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:20 AM

This is not my victor, I’m just putting it here because.



duck,

Kansas vs Blue Oyster Cult is like Doctor Druid vs Baron Mordo and all that it entails.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:30 AM

BOC for me.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:30 AM

Not

Other than Reaper, BOC is just another band.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:09 AM

BOC never impress me. Kansas all the way!

I'd take Styx over BOC as well.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:15 AM

I don't like BOC.  Kansas far and away.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:16 AM

8-8 at the moment.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

BOC for me mates





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