History Trivia / EmersonLakeAndPalmer

3rd Apr '15 9:03:50 PM jedidarrick
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* Creator/HRGiger: Did two paintings for ''Brain Salad Surgery''.
11th Mar '15 5:39:48 PM DavidDelony
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* CreatorKiller: ''Works'' started their decline, but ''Love Beach'' was the final nail in their coffin. To be fair, they only made it because they owed their label another album.
13th Dec '14 8:40:24 AM Patachou
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''.
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''.

** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
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** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", a pun on ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
11th Nov '14 9:15:01 AM MarkLungo
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.''Trilogy''.
8th Nov '14 10:02:11 AM MarkLungo
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* ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?".
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''. * ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque [[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]]-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?".

** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
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** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
13th May '13 1:25:11 PM Sen
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** In fact, the story of "Lucky Man" makes the whole of the song a ThrowItIn: the band were one song short of the label's quota on the last day of recording. Lake proceeded to play the ballad he wrote when he was 12, which nobody else was very receptive to but he reminded them they needed one more song. Emerson told him to record it himself and went off to the pub. Lake and Palmer took a first try at the song, and the result was, by their own admission, awful. Lacking any alternatives, Lake overdubbed a bassline onto the song, which suddenly improved it. He then proceeded to overdub the choir-like vocal harmonies and electric guitar, including a solo, with the result being, in his own words, "it sounded good... it sounded like a record". Emerson chose this time to return from the pub and listened to the song, being surprised at how it had gone from a piss-take to being ready to make the album, and he commented "oh, I have to play on that!" before Lake reminded him the song already had a guitar solo. Emerson instead suggested he play over the conclusion, and that he use his recently acquired Moog synthesizer that he hadn't had the chance to test before. Thus, Emerson fetched his Moog synth, asked engineer Eddy Offord to run the tape "as an experiment", and recorded the ending solo in one take.
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** In fact, [[http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3661 the story of "Lucky Man" Man"]] makes the whole of the song a ThrowItIn: the band were one song short of the label's quota on the last day of recording. Lake proceeded to play the ballad he wrote when he was 12, which nobody else was very receptive to but he reminded them they needed one more song. Emerson told him to record it himself and went off to the pub. Lake and Palmer took a first try at the song, and the result was, by their own admission, awful. Lacking any alternatives, Lake overdubbed a bassline onto the song, which suddenly improved it. He then proceeded to overdub more guitars, the choir-like vocal harmonies and an electric guitar, including a guitar solo, with the result being, in his own words, "it sounded pretty good... it sounded like a record". Emerson chose this time to return from the pub and listened to the song, being surprised at how it had gone from a piss-take to being ready to make the album, an actual song, and he commented "oh, "Wow, I have to suppose I better play on that!" before that!". Lake reminded him the song already had a guitar solo. solo, to which Emerson instead suggested he play over the conclusion, and that he use his recently acquired Moog synthesizer that he hadn't had the chance to test before. Thus, Emerson fetched his Moog synth, asked engineer Eddy Offord to run the tape "as an experiment", and recorded the ending solo in one take.
13th May '13 1:16:56 PM Sen
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* ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?"
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* ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?"Eddy?". ** In fact, the story of "Lucky Man" makes the whole of the song a ThrowItIn: the band were one song short of the label's quota on the last day of recording. Lake proceeded to play the ballad he wrote when he was 12, which nobody else was very receptive to but he reminded them they needed one more song. Emerson told him to record it himself and went off to the pub. Lake and Palmer took a first try at the song, and the result was, by their own admission, awful. Lacking any alternatives, Lake overdubbed a bassline onto the song, which suddenly improved it. He then proceeded to overdub the choir-like vocal harmonies and electric guitar, including a solo, with the result being, in his own words, "it sounded good... it sounded like a record". Emerson chose this time to return from the pub and listened to the song, being surprised at how it had gone from a piss-take to being ready to make the album, and he commented "oh, I have to play on that!" before Lake reminded him the song already had a guitar solo. Emerson instead suggested he play over the conclusion, and that he use his recently acquired Moog synthesizer that he hadn't had the chance to test before. Thus, Emerson fetched his Moog synth, asked engineer Eddy Offord to run the tape "as an experiment", and recorded the ending solo in one take.
26th Mar '13 10:22:52 AM Angeldeb82
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* BlackSheepHit: The folk-inclined "From the Beginning" is the band's sole Top 40 hit in the United States. Similarly, the folky ballad "Lucky Man" became a moderate hit in Canada and the Netherlands and climbed up to #48 in the USA.
31st Aug '12 10:41:58 AM Angeldeb82
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When asked about it, Lake thought the old "How do you spell pretentious? Emerson, Lake & Palmer?" joke was funny. * Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''.
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When asked about it, Lake thought ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the old "How do you spell pretentious? Emerson, Lake & Palmer?" joke synth solo was funny. * Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the cover art for ''Trilogy''.end of "Are You Ready Eddy?"
29th Mar '12 1:24:30 PM MarkLungo
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The never-to-be-seen "HELP", with JimiHendrix as the guitarist. Hendrix died before ELP could have a proper meeting with him.
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* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: The never-to-be-seen "HELP", with JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix as the guitarist. Hendrix died before ELP could have a proper meeting with him.
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