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signature sidelong (or multi sidelong) epic battle

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  1. Lizard - King Crimson (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (3 votes [5.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  3. A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers - Van Der Graaf Generator (2 votes [3.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  4. Echoes - Pink Floyd (7 votes [13.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.46%

  5. Supper's Ready - Genesis (6 votes [11.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  6. Close To The Edge - Yes (10 votes [19.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

  7. Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull (3 votes [5.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  8. 2112 - Rush (17 votes [32.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.69%

  9. Tubular Bells Pt. 1 - Mike Oldfield (1 votes [1.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  10. Octavarium - Dream Theater (1 votes [1.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  11. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. ONE OR MORE OF MY TOP THREE CHOICES ISN'T LISTED!! (2 votes [3.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:25 PM

We may have done this before, but I thought it'd be fun to do. Vote for your top 3 signature sidelong epics from the list above (or for other if I'm missing an essential, then tell me how wrong I am for not including it if you please). Only one per band (too bad for Tales fans, lol), and each is what I understand to be the band's most signature attempt at the side-long song form (or album long in one infamous case).

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:35 PM

Octavarium instead of A Change Of Seasons?

Um, no.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:43 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 06 November 2019 - 10:35 PM, said:

Octavarium instead of A Change Of Seasons?

Um, no.

I never said I was the most qualified one to make this poll. :16ton:

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:33 AM

Oh geez, Tubular Bells used to give me headaches like crazy, I don't know why.  I went with Close To The Edge, Thick As A Brick, and 2112 because I genuinely like them and also because they are the only ones I have heard (besides Tubular Bells!  :P   ) I guess I missed when it was prog month or something.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:47 AM

1. 2112 (my No 1 Rush song)
2. CTTE
3. Echoes (by a nose over Supper's Ready)

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:06 AM

I decided to pick, and choose by voting for "Rush - 2112", "Yes - Close to the Edge", and "Genesis - Supper's Ready".  If it was out of five votes, and not three, then I would add by choosing to vote for "Pink Floyd - Echoes", and "Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Part One", too.

Edited by Derek19, 07 November 2019 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:24 AM

"2112"
"Echoes"
"Thick As a Brick" (although mostly for its standout moments, not the draggy bits)

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:31 AM

The ones listed are all good.

However I'm going to pick an album by two Canadian prog-rock bands each besides RUSH.

1. Black Noise - FM (1977)
2 Troyka (1970)

Edited by RushFanForever, 07 November 2019 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:27 AM

The thread inspired me to re-visit A Passion Play this morning, so thanks for that!

2112 is tops, probably followed by Tull and Floyd.  I'll give these all a listen to confirm...  :P

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:40 AM

What is a "signature sidelong epic"?

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:52 AM

Supper's ready is my fav epic by anyone so....there ya go.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:04 PM

View PostLorraine, on 07 November 2019 - 11:40 AM, said:

What is a "signature sidelong epic"?

It's a sidelong epic (so a very long song that takes up a whole side of a vinyl record, or nearly does in the case of Supper's Ready) which is considered by fans to be one of the band's signature songs, and in these cases is more renown than any of the band's other sidelong epics.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:05 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 07 November 2019 - 11:52 AM, said:

Supper's ready is my fav epic by anyone so....there ya go.

Mick

It's probably my 2nd favorite song, which almost pains me to say being such a huge Rush fan and such a huge fan of 2112, but it just doesn't get any better than Supper's Ready.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM

2112
CTTE
Tarkus

Suppers ready never really grabbed me..




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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:43 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 07 November 2019 - 12:04 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 07 November 2019 - 11:40 AM, said:

What is a "signature sidelong epic"?

It's a sidelong epic (so a very long song that takes up a whole side of a vinyl record, or nearly does in the case of Supper's Ready) which is considered by fans to be one of the band's signature songs, and in these cases is more renown than any of the band's other sidelong epics.
Thank you.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 02:31 PM

ELP
YES
Pink Floyd

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:31 PM

View Postgoose, on 07 November 2019 - 10:27 AM, said:

The thread inspired me to re-visit A Passion Play this morning, so thanks for that!

2112 is tops, probably followed by Tull and Floyd.  I'll give these all a listen to confirm...  :P

You and I were in the mood for the same type of music this morning.  I listened to For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).  :)

Great concept album, with really challenging lyrics.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:17 PM

hm, and if I were to rank them:

1. Suppers Ready
2. 2112
3. Close To The Edge
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4. Octavarium
5. Thick As A Brick
6. Tarkus -tie
6. Lizard -tie
8. A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers
9. Echoes
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10. Tubular Bells

and I haven't listened to Anesthetize.

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 08 November 2019 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 03:33 AM

I think people need to open up their mind and realize that there's other prog-rock bands and albums besides the ones in this poll.

Read this article below and choose others besides the obvious.

50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

Bring up Crack The Sky more as an example.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 04:11 AM

View PostRushFanForever, on 10 November 2019 - 03:33 AM, said:

I think people need to open up their mind and realize that there's other prog-rock bands and albums besides the ones in this poll.

Read this article below and choose others besides the obvious.

50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

Bring up Crack The Sky more as an example.

but realistically no one's going to vote for epics they haven't even heard of, especially not when they're up against these classics.




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