History Music / EmersonLakeAndPalmer

19th Sep '17 8:22:26 AM Zelda12343
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** Arguably played straight with the band itself, given two died within the space of nine months.
20th Jul '17 5:58:19 AM Zelda12343
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* AlbumTitleDrop: Averted with all of their albums. ''Brain Salad Surgery'', the name of their 1973 album, [[SubvertedTrope is mentioned in their similarly named song "Brain Salad Surgery"]], [[DoubleSubversion but that song isn't included on the album]].

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* AlbumTitleDrop: Averted Usually averted with all of their albums. ''Brain Salad Surgery'', the name of their 1973 album, [[SubvertedTrope is mentioned in their similarly named song "Brain Salad Surgery"]], [[DoubleSubversion but that song isn't included on the album]].


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** Also played straight by ''Black Moon,'' which features a song of the same title.
18th Jul '17 9:05:15 AM DavidDelony
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* LeadBassist: Greg Lake provided the lead vocals, though he also alternated between bass and various 6-and-12string guitars.

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* LeadBassist: Greg Lake provided the lead vocals, though he also alternated between bass and various 6-and-12string 6-and-12-string guitars.
23rd Jun '17 10:31:36 AM CorporalPie
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Greg Lake often referred to life on the road as being akin to being adventuring pirates. This finally manifested as the song Pirates.
23rd Jun '17 10:21:56 AM CorporalPie
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** This makes perfect sense when considering that the song is about an artist lovingly sketching his dead wife before her burial. A ladder to climb out of the emotional abyss would not be out of order.

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** This makes perfect sense when considering that According to Emerson in his autobiography, it came from an exchange between him and Carl on stage. Greg liked the phrase and borrowed it. Contrary to some claims, The song is about an artist lovingly sketching his dead wife before her burial. A ladder to climb out a romanticised vision of the emotional abyss would not be out relationship between the fans and the performer. On one hand, the audience looks up, and sees a star, an icon, from something ordinary; on the other hand, the performer, in spite of order.
the stress and hardships of touring, is motivated and elated by the energy and response from the audience.
2nd May '17 8:57:20 PM Zelda12343
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* PrettyBoy: A case could be made for all three in the early 1970s, but Carl Palmer takes the cake. He was reportedly recommended while Emerson and Lake were looking for a bandmate because of how cute he was.
29th Apr '17 6:27:45 PM Zelda12343
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On March 11, 2016, it was announced that Keith Emerson had passed away at 71 years old after he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Santa Monica. Later that year, on December 6, Greg Lake died of cancer at 69.

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On March 11, 2016, it was announced that Keith Emerson had passed away at 71 years old after he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Santa Monica. Later that year, on December 6, 7, Greg Lake died of cancer at 69.


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** Not to mention Emerson's extensive quoting during his lengthy concert improvs, ranging from "In the Hall of the Mountain King" to [[Music/TheBeatles Norwegian Wood!]]. He even brought in the theme from Film/TheThirdMan once!


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* DoubleEntendre: "Taste of My Love," a song from ''Love Beach'', is basically a collection of these set to music.


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** "Still...You Turn Me On" received this treatment as well.
1st Apr '17 1:58:28 PM CassandraLeo
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* ReligionRantSong: "The Only Way (Hymn)", which, in particular, questions why God would have allowed the Holocaust to happen and concludes that "man is man-made". Set to music inspired by Music/JohannSebastianBach for maximum irony.

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* ReligionRantSong: "The Only Way (Hymn)", which, in particular, questions why God would have allowed the Holocaust to happen and concludes that "man is man-made". Set to music inspired by the devoutly religious Music/JohannSebastianBach for maximum irony.
25th Feb '17 10:07:31 AM DavidDelony
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* LeadBassist: Greg Lake provided the lead vocals, though he also alternated between bass and various 6-string guitars.

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* LeadBassist: Greg Lake provided the lead vocals, though he also alternated between bass and various 6-string 6-and-12string guitars.
20th Feb '17 5:53:56 AM Zelda12343
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** Well, ''Pictures at an Exhibition'' has a voice clip of one of them dropping the title of the piece.
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