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19th Mar '16 10:00:10 AM bt8257
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Gentle Giant was an English ProgressiveRock band active in the 1970s.

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Gentle Giant was an English ProgressiveRock {{progressive rock}} band active in the 1970s.
15th Jan '16 7:27:16 PM 4isaMN
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13th Nov '15 12:56:04 PM Applenux
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* VocalTagTeam: All of the members sung. In the early stages the band had three lead vocalists: Derek for the rocky songs, Phil for the folksy, dreamy songs and Kerry for the classically-inspired ones.

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* VocalTagTeam: All of the members sung. In the early stages the band had three lead vocalists: Derek for the rocky songs, Phil for the folksy, dreamy songs and Kerry for the classically-inspired ones. Gary Green & Phil Shulman both often sang harmony vocals, and John Weathers has been known to sing lead on a couple songs.
25th Oct '15 4:39:54 PM CassandraLeo
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** A complete list of studio songs from their first eight albums over six minutes long: "Giant" (6:24), "Alucard" (6:02), "Nothing at All" (9:08), "Pantagruel's Nativity" (6:52), "The House, the Street, the Room" (6:03), "Plain Truth" (7:36), "Prologue" (6:14), "Schooldays" (7:37), "Peel the Paint" (7:32), "The Runaway" (7:16), "Way of Life" (7:53), "Experience" (7:50), "In a Glass House" (8:26), "Proclamation" (6:56), "Playing the Game" (6:46), "Free Hand" (6:16), "His Last Voyage" (6:27), "Interview" (6:54), "I Lost My Head" (6:59), for a total of nineteen examples. Most of their prog albums have two or three really long songs; the only one without any is ''Octopus'' (which still has "River", which almost qualifies for this trope at 5:51), while ''In a Glass House'' stands out having the most at four. Still, by prog standards their material is pretty short (as mentioned above their average song length on these albums is just upwards of five minutes), so one could say the trope is ZigZagged.

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** A complete list of studio songs from their first eight albums over six minutes long: "Giant" (6:24), "Alucard" (6:02), "Nothing at All" (9:08), "Pantagruel's Nativity" (6:52), "The House, the Street, the Room" (6:03), "Plain Truth" (7:36), "Prologue" (6:14), "Schooldays" (7:37), "Peel the Paint" (7:32), "The Runaway" (7:16), "Way of Life" (7:53), "Experience" (7:50), "In a Glass House" (8:26), "Proclamation" (6:56), "Playing the Game" (6:46), "Free Hand" (6:16), "His Last Voyage" (6:27), "Interview" (6:54), "I Lost My Head" (6:59), for a total of nineteen examples. Most of their prog albums have two or three really long songs; the only one without any is ''Octopus'' (which still has "River", which almost qualifies for this trope at 5:51), while ''In a Glass House'' stands out having the most at four. Still, by prog standards their material is pretty short (as mentioned above their average song length on these albums is just upwards of five minutes), so one could say the trope is ZigZagged. Live, however, they could definitely indulge in this trope; the medley of ''Octopus'' material on ''Playing the Fool'' is almost sixteen minutes long, which qualifies even by prog standards, and that's not all.
25th Oct '15 4:37:55 PM CassandraLeo
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** A complete list of studio songs from their first eight albums over six minutes long: "Giant" (6:24), "Alucard" (6:02), "Nothing at All" (9:08), "Pantagruel's Nativity" (6:52), "The House, the Street, the Room" (6:03), "Plain Truth" (7:36), "Prologue" (6:14), "Schooldays" (7:37), "Peel the Paint" (7:32), "The Runaway" (7:16), "Way of Life" (7:53), "Experience" (7:50), "In a Glass House" (8:26), "Proclamation" (6:56), "Playing the Game" (6:46), "Free Hand" (6:16), "His Last Voyage" (6:27), "Interview" (6:54), "I Lost My Head" (6:59). Most of their prog albums have two or three really long songs; the only one without any is ''Octopus'' (which still has "River", which almost qualifies for this trope at 5:51), while ''In a Glass House'' stands out having the most at four. Still, by prog standards their material is pretty short, so one could say the trope is ZigZagged.

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** A complete list of studio songs from their first eight albums over six minutes long: "Giant" (6:24), "Alucard" (6:02), "Nothing at All" (9:08), "Pantagruel's Nativity" (6:52), "The House, the Street, the Room" (6:03), "Plain Truth" (7:36), "Prologue" (6:14), "Schooldays" (7:37), "Peel the Paint" (7:32), "The Runaway" (7:16), "Way of Life" (7:53), "Experience" (7:50), "In a Glass House" (8:26), "Proclamation" (6:56), "Playing the Game" (6:46), "Free Hand" (6:16), "His Last Voyage" (6:27), "Interview" (6:54), "I Lost My Head" (6:59).(6:59), for a total of nineteen examples. Most of their prog albums have two or three really long songs; the only one without any is ''Octopus'' (which still has "River", which almost qualifies for this trope at 5:51), while ''In a Glass House'' stands out having the most at four. Still, by prog standards their material is pretty short, short (as mentioned above their average song length on these albums is just upwards of five minutes), so one could say the trope is ZigZagged.
25th Oct '15 4:35:56 PM CassandraLeo
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** A complete list of studio songs from their first eight albums over six minutes long: "Giant" (6:24), "Alucard" (6:02), "Nothing at All" (9:08), "Pantagruel's Nativity" (6:52), "The House, the Street, the Room" (6:03), "Plain Truth" (7:36), "Prologue" (6:14), "Schooldays" (7:37), "Peel the Paint" (7:32), "The Runaway" (7:16), "Way of Life" (7:53), "Experience" (7:50), "In a Glass House" (8:26), "Proclamation" (6:56), "Playing the Game" (6:46), "Free Hand" (6:16), "His Last Voyage" (6:27), "Interview" (6:54), "I Lost My Head" (6:59). Most of their prog albums have two or three really long songs; the only one without any is ''Octopus'' (which still has "River", which almost qualifies for this trope at 5:51), while ''In a Glass House'' stands out having the most at four. Still, by prog standards their material is pretty short, so one could say the trope is ZigZagged.
11th Aug '15 12:05:56 PM bt8257
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!! '''''In a Glass Trope''''':

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!! !!! '''''In a Glass Trope''''':
11th Aug '15 12:05:40 PM bt8257
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!! '''''Acquiring the Tropes''''':

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!! '''''Acquiring the Tropes''''':'''''In a Glass Trope''''':
6th Jul '15 3:46:11 PM doubleyouteeeff
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* BaitAndSwitch: ''Acquiring the Taste'' has a cover that appear from the front to be a tongue licking two flesh-coloured cheeks, but the back reveals that it's just a flesh-coloured peach.

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* BaitAndSwitch: ''Acquiring the Taste'' has a cover that appear appears from the front to be a tongue licking two flesh-coloured cheeks, but the back reveals that it's just a flesh-coloured peach.
6th Jul '15 3:42:30 PM doubleyouteeeff
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!!! '''''The Missing Trope''''':
* AlbumTitleDrop

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!!! '''''The Missing Trope''''':
!! '''''Acquiring the Tropes''''':
* AlbumTitleDropAlbumTitleDrop: "Hail to power and to glory's way" appears in two songs on ''The Power and the Glory'': "Proclamation" and "Valedictory".



* BaitAndSwitch: ''Acquiring the Taste'' has a cover that appear from the front to be a tongue licking two flesh-coloured cheeks, but the back reveals that it's just a flesh-coloured peach.



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Early on, they were very blues-influenced, but later had medieval and classical influences as well. Later albums included reggae-, new wave- and punk-tinged songs.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Early on, they were very blues-influenced, but later had medieval mediaeval and classical influences as well. Later albums included reggae-, new wave- and punk-tinged songs.



** A somewhat humorous example also occurs on the song "The Face" from ''The Power and the Glory'', when one can quite audibly hear an enthusiastic "Oh, WOW!" after a very fast electric violin solo.
* UncommonTime: As humorously illustrated [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ggnotation.jpg here]].

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** A somewhat humorous example also occurs on the song "The Face" from ''The Power and the Glory'', when one can quite audibly hear an enthusiastic "Oh, WOW!" after a very fast electric violin solo.
solo. Liner notes from a CD release reveal that this was Ray realizing he ended the solo a few bars too soon.
* UncommonTime: As humorously illustrated [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ggnotation.jpg here]]. A few songs utilize polymeter, such as "Just the Same", which uses simultaneous 6/4 and 7/4 in its verses.
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