History YMMV / EmersonLakeAndPalmer

19th Feb '17 9:55:10 PM Zelda12343
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** A large portion of the fandom also wants to hug Carl Palmer in the wake of both his bandmates' deaths within a ten-month period. The passing of Music/Asia bandmate John Wetton has not helped matters.
3rd Feb '17 10:49:16 AM Zelda12343
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** Emerson and Lake had occasionally turbulent periods in their partnership, dating back as early as ''Tarkus'' according to some sources. How, though, did they finish out their last concert? By embracing one another onstage.



* SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}: Emerson's antics with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv5f5P5VbIc&feature=related Moog ribbon controller]], as seen from 0:41 - 0:51 and 1:33 - 1:51.
** How about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey9OhwZ_QgA this]] scrapped opening to an early concert film (starting around :40)? Everything from Lake and Palmer's hilariously over-the-top pretending to be late to Keith Emerson simply wandering around with a coat on his head is giggle-inducing.
1st Feb '17 2:34:58 PM Zelda12343
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** How about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey9OhwZ_QgA this]] scrapped opening to an early concert film (starting around :40)? Everything from Lake and Palmer's hilariously over-the-top pretending to be late to Keith Emerson simply wandering around with a coat on his head is giggle-inducing.
1st Feb '17 2:28:52 PM Zelda12343
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* AwardSnub: To some, anyway, the fact that they are not in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame ''bites''. Perhaps they don't have quite the popularity or staying power as other bands, but there's no doubting they produced some excellent work and made quite the splash in the early seventies.
**The fact that even if they do get in, at least two-thirds of the band will already be gone makes this extra painful. Lake himself was aware of this, as an interview from October 2016 showed.
1st Feb '17 2:19:52 PM Zelda12343
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Several of Lake's ballads. "From the Beginning" and "Watching Over You" are the quickest that jump to mind.
1st Feb '17 5:41:26 AM CassandraLeo
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Pretty much every song by Lake that doesn't have lyrics by Peter Sinfield.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Pretty much every song Many songs by Lake that doesn't don't have lyrics by Peter Sinfield.Sinfield, though some of his lyrics, such as "Tarkus", are {{Tear Jerker}}s instead. (Emerson wrote or co-wrote most of the music for "Tarkus", but Lake wrote all of the lyrics.)
1st Feb '17 5:34:45 AM CassandraLeo
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* BlackSheepHit: "Lucky Man" was their first hit, but very atypical of the band. It is a straightforward acoustic-guitar ballad, as opposed to their long winded, keyboard-heavy style. As a result, most following albums had at least one ballad penned by Lake, such as "The Sage", "From The Beginning", "Still... You Turn Me On" and "C'est La Vie", some of which became black sheep hits in their own right.
1st Feb '17 5:32:51 AM CassandraLeo
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* VindicatedByHistory: Not to the same extreme as Music/LedZeppelin, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/PinkFloyd, and {{Music/Queen}} as they still get criticism to this day but more and more people have become appreciative of their work in the recent years. Many retroactive reviews rate their first albums (especially their debut and ''Brain Salad Surgery'', the latter of which is also an example of this as well) very highly and there are some newer fans who put them up their with Music/KingCrimson, {{Music/Yes}}, and {{Music/Genesis}} as one of the greats of progressive rock.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Not to the same extreme as Music/LedZeppelin, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/PinkFloyd, and {{Music/Queen}} as they still get criticism to this day but more and more people have become appreciative of their work in the recent years. Many retroactive reviews rate their first albums (especially their debut and ''Brain Salad Surgery'', the latter of which is also an example of this as well) very highly and there are some newer fans who put them up their there with Music/KingCrimson, {{Music/Yes}}, and {{Music/Genesis}} as one of the greats of progressive rock.
13th Jan '17 11:26:39 PM IMAGINEZapper
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* CriticalBacklash: Even though they're not as popular today there is still some criticism aimed at them. Thankfully ELP has maintained some of their fanbase from their highlight years and has even drawn in some fans in the newer generations who are very appreciative of their contributions to progressive rock at the time and think very highly of their first four studio albums.


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* LoveItOrHateIt: There's two extremes when it comes to this band, either you see them as everything wrong with both progressive '''AND''' classic rock in the 70's, or they're one of the most remarkable bands on the progressive-era with their first four studio albums being prog classics.


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* VindicatedByHistory: Not to the same extreme as Music/LedZeppelin, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/PinkFloyd, and {{Music/Queen}} as they still get criticism to this day but more and more people have become appreciative of their work in the recent years. Many retroactive reviews rate their first albums (especially their debut and ''Brain Salad Surgery'', the latter of which is also an example of this as well) very highly and there are some newer fans who put them up their with Music/KingCrimson, {{Music/Yes}}, and {{Music/Genesis}} as one of the greats of progressive rock.
10th Jan '17 2:25:41 PM CassandraLeo
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* CoveredUp: Most people who aren't classical music listeners are most likely to identify ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'' with ELP than with Music/ModestMussorgsky.

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* CoveredUp: Most people who aren't classical music listeners are most likely to identify ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'' with ELP than with Music/ModestMussorgsky. The same ''may'' be true of their version of Music/AaronCopland's "Fanfare for the Common Man".
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