History Music / EmersonLakeAndPalmer

17th Jan '17 1:47:01 PM CassandraLeo
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* ProtestSong: Some of their lyrics have elements of this, such as "Tarkus" and "Lucky Man". From "Tarkus"

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* ProtestSong: Some of their lyrics have elements of this, such as "Tarkus" and "Lucky Man". From "Tarkus""Tarkus":
17th Jan '17 1:46:29 PM CassandraLeo
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* ProtestSong: Some of their lyrics have elements of this, such as "Tarkus" and "Lucky Man". From "Tarkus"
--> Clear the battlefield and let me see
--> All the profit from our victory.
--> You talk of freedom; starving children fall.
--> Are you deaf when you hear the season's call?

--> Were you there to watch the earth be scorched?
--> Did you stand beside the spectral torch?
--> Know the leaves of sorrow turned their face,
--> Scattered on the ashes of disgrace.
10th Jan '17 2:28:38 PM CassandraLeo
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* RockMeAmadeus: {{Trope Codifier}}s.

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* RockMeAmadeus: {{Trope Codifier}}s. Arguably around half their material consists of direct adaptations from the classical repertoire.
10th Jan '17 2:27:18 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Karn Evil 9", for some reason, references the Music/IrvingBerlin song "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

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** "Karn Evil 9", for some reason, references the Music/IrvingBerlin song "Alexander's Ragtime Band"Band". The computer voice at the end (actually Emerson's voice processed through his synthesizers) sounds more than a bit like ''Series/DoctorWho'''s Daleks.
10th Jan '17 2:21:10 PM CassandraLeo
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ELP's defining traits were complex and difficult songs and ridiculously flashy live performances. The band is not as well known compared to the other big names from the progressive rock era despite its initial success. ELP has been often called pretentious and too cluttered to enjoy partially thanks to the large amount of solos and overblown, lengthy songs, and more than one person has been known to declare that they represented the worst excesses of ProgressiveRock. As usual, beware of CriticalBacklash. Despite their perceived shortcomings (which even many of their fans will admit are not entirely off-base), they still have plenty of fans, and have [[DeadArtistsAreBetter become somewhat more popular]] after the tragic events of 2016. The bulk of their reputation rests on their first four studio albums and ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', a live adaptation of Music/ModestMussorgsky's most famous work which is [[CoveredUp now probably better known to non-classical listeners from ELP's adaptation]].

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ELP's defining traits were complex and difficult songs and ridiculously flashy live performances. The band is not as well known compared to the other big names from the progressive rock era despite its initial success. ELP has been often called pretentious and too cluttered to enjoy partially thanks to the large amount of solos and overblown, lengthy songs, and more than one person has been known to declare that they represented the worst excesses of ProgressiveRock. As usual, beware of CriticalBacklash. Despite their perceived shortcomings (which even many of their fans will admit are not entirely off-base), they still have plenty of fans, and have [[DeadArtistsAreBetter become somewhat more popular]] after the tragic events of 2016. The bulk of their reputation rests on their first four studio albums and ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', a live adaptation of Music/ModestMussorgsky's most famous work which is [[CoveredUp now probably better known to non-classical listeners from ELP's adaptation]].
than the original work]].
10th Jan '17 2:20:39 PM CassandraLeo
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ELP's defining traits were complex and difficult songs and ridiculously flashy live performances. The band is not as well known compared to the other big names from the progressive rock era despite its initial success. ELP has been often called pretentious and too cluttered to enjoy partially thanks to the large amount of solos and overblown, lengthy songs, and more than one person has been known to declare that they represented the worst excesses of ProgressiveRock. As usual, beware of CriticalBacklash. Despite their perceived shortcomings (which even many of their fans will admit are not entirely off-base), they still have plenty of fans, and have [[DeadArtistsAreBetter become somewhat more popular]] after the tragic events of 2016. The bulk of their reputation rests on their first four studio albums and ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', a live adaptation of Music/ModestMussorgsky's most famous work.

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ELP's defining traits were complex and difficult songs and ridiculously flashy live performances. The band is not as well known compared to the other big names from the progressive rock era despite its initial success. ELP has been often called pretentious and too cluttered to enjoy partially thanks to the large amount of solos and overblown, lengthy songs, and more than one person has been known to declare that they represented the worst excesses of ProgressiveRock. As usual, beware of CriticalBacklash. Despite their perceived shortcomings (which even many of their fans will admit are not entirely off-base), they still have plenty of fans, and have [[DeadArtistsAreBetter become somewhat more popular]] after the tragic events of 2016. The bulk of their reputation rests on their first four studio albums and ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', a live adaptation of Music/ModestMussorgsky's most famous work.
work which is [[CoveredUp now probably better known to non-classical listeners from ELP's adaptation]].
10th Jan '17 12:57:56 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Hoedown" (from the ballet "Rodeo" by Aaron Copland),

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** "Hoedown" (from the ballet "Rodeo" by Aaron Copland),Music/AaronCopland),



** "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland,

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** "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland,Music/AaronCopland,
10th Jan '17 12:56:07 PM CassandraLeo
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* AIIsACrapshoot: "Karn Evil 9: Third Impression" has this as a theme, as it describes a war between mankind and machines. It's not clear who wins, but the song ends with a computer saying it "let [humanity] live" and boasting, "[[BadassBoast I'm perfect. Are you?]]".

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* AIIsACrapshoot: "Karn Evil 9: Third Impression" has this as a theme, as it describes a war between mankind and machines. It's not clear who wins, but the song ends with a computer (actually Keith Emerson's voice processed through his synthesizers, although it sounds more than a bit like a [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]]) saying it "let [humanity] live" and boasting, "[[BadassBoast I'm perfect. Are you?]]".
10th Jan '17 12:54:43 PM CassandraLeo
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ELP's defining traits were complex and difficult songs and ridiculously flashy live performances. The band is not as well known compared to the other big names from the progressive rock era despite its initial success. ELP has been often called pretentious and too cluttered to enjoy partially thanks to the large amount of solos and overblown, lengthy songs, and more than one person has been known to declare that they represented the worst excesses of ProgressiveRock. As usual, beware of CriticalBacklash. Despite their perceived shortcomings (which even many of their fans will admit are not entirely off-base), they still have plenty of fans, and have [[DeadArtistsAreBetter become somewhat more popular]] after the tragic events of 2016.

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ELP's defining traits were complex and difficult songs and ridiculously flashy live performances. The band is not as well known compared to the other big names from the progressive rock era despite its initial success. ELP has been often called pretentious and too cluttered to enjoy partially thanks to the large amount of solos and overblown, lengthy songs, and more than one person has been known to declare that they represented the worst excesses of ProgressiveRock. As usual, beware of CriticalBacklash. Despite their perceived shortcomings (which even many of their fans will admit are not entirely off-base), they still have plenty of fans, and have [[DeadArtistsAreBetter become somewhat more popular]] after the tragic events of 2016.
2016. The bulk of their reputation rests on their first four studio albums and ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', a live adaptation of Music/ModestMussorgsky's most famous work.
10th Jan '17 12:50:17 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Abaddon's Bolero", "Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression" (mostly; Emerson has some brief, tape-manipulated vocals in it, but they don't count as singing), "Toccata", several movements of "Tarkus", etc.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Abaddon's Bolero", "Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression" (mostly; Emerson has some brief, tape-manipulated vocals in it, but they don't count as singing), "Toccata", several movements of "Tarkus", "Hoedown", "Fanfare for the Common Man", a lot of ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', etc.
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