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Egg was an obscure ProgressiveRock / PsychedelicRock [[PowerTrio trio]] (Not to be confused with The Egg or Eggs) active in 1969-1972 - and briefly again in 1974 for a farewell album - consisting of Mont Campbell on bass and vocals, Dave Stewart (not of Music/{{Eurythmics}}) on keyboards and Clive Brooks on drums. They can be considered to be a part of the Canterbury Scene, which consisted of progressive rock and jazz musicians centered around Canterbury in the late 60s and early 70s. They grew out of a band called Uriel (also known as Arzachel), but the name was changed because [[UnfortunateNames it sounded too much like "urinal"]].

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Egg was an obscure ProgressiveRock / PsychedelicRock [[PowerTrio trio]] (Not to be confused with The Egg or Eggs) active in 1969-1972 - and briefly again in 1974 for a farewell album - consisting of Mont Campbell on bass and vocals, Dave Stewart (not of Music/{{Eurythmics}}) on keyboards and Clive Brooks on drums. They can be considered to be a part of the Canterbury Scene, which consisted of progressive rock and jazz musicians centered around Canterbury in the late 60s and early 70s. They grew out of a band called Uriel (also known as Arzachel), but the name was changed because [[UnfortunateNames it sounded too much like "urinal"]].
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Egg was an obscure ProgressiveRock / PsychedelicRock [[PowerTrio trio]] (Not to be confused with The Egg or Eggs) active in 1969-1972 - and briefly again in 1974 for a farewell album - consisting of Mont Campbell on bass and vocals, Dave Stewart (Not of Eurythmics) on keyboards and Clive Brooks on drums. They can be considered to be a part of the Canterbury Scene, which consisted of progressive rock and jazz musicians centered around Canterbury in the late 60s and early 70s. They grew out of a band called Uriel (also known as Arzachel), but the name was changed because [[UnfortunateNames it sounded too much like "urinal"]].

Some consider the band to be the poor mans version of Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer and indeed Mont Campbell himself has cited them as a main influence, but working in roughly the same genre and having the same lineup of instruments is about as much similarities as these bands have sound wise. Campbell has also stated that he considered the later career of ELP to be a SellOut.

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Egg was an obscure ProgressiveRock / PsychedelicRock [[PowerTrio trio]] (Not to be confused with The Egg or Eggs) active in 1969-1972 - and briefly again in 1974 for a farewell album - consisting of Mont Campbell on bass and vocals, Dave Stewart (Not (not of Eurythmics) Music/{{Eurythmics}}) on keyboards and Clive Brooks on drums. They can be considered to be a part of the Canterbury Scene, which consisted of progressive rock and jazz musicians centered around Canterbury in the late 60s and early 70s. They grew out of a band called Uriel (also known as Arzachel), but the name was changed because [[UnfortunateNames it sounded too much like "urinal"]].

Some consider the band to be the poor mans man's version of Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer and indeed Mont Campbell himself has cited them as a main influence, but working in roughly the same genre and having the same lineup of instruments is about as much similarities as these bands have sound wise. Campbell has also stated that he considered the later career of ELP to be a SellOut.



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* BreakupBreakout: The guitarist from Uriel / Arzachel, Steve Hillage, is more usually remembered for being a member of Music/{{Gong}} during that group's most popular era, or for guest appearances on some albums by electronica group The Orb.
* CommonTime: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]], mostly [[AvertedTrope averted]]
* ConceptAlbum: Surprisingly, averted.



* FollowTheLeader: The Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
* {{Instrumentals}}: Plenty.
* {{Improv}}: Plenty of Jazz influences.

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* FollowTheLeader: The Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
* {{Instrumentals}}: Plenty. \n* In fact, only "While Growing My Hair", "I Will Be Absorbed", "[=McGillicudie=]", "A Visit to Newport Hospital", "Contrasong" and "Wring Out the Ground" even have lyrics (as does the "Seven Is a Jolly Good Time/You Are All Princes" single); the rest of their discography is all instrumental.
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{{Improv}}: Plenty of Jazz influences.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 1-4
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Mont Campbell can be considered an aversion of this, since he is also the singer and composer of the band and bass is featured quite prominently in the music.
* NonAppearingTitle: All of the albums.

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* %%* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 1-4
* %%* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Mont Campbell can be considered an aversion of this, since he is also the singer and composer of the band and bass is featured quite prominently in the music.
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NonAppearingTitle: All of the albums.albums, ''Egg'', ''The Polite Force'' and ''The Civil Surface'', have those phrases nowhere in their respective lyrics.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: An element shared by bands of the Canterbury scene is lyrics that have to do with personal experiences.
* RockMeAmadeus

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: An element shared by bands of the Canterbury scene is lyrics that have to do with personal experiences. \n In particular, "A Visit to Newport Hospital" tells the story of how the band formed from the preceding quartet known as Arzachel or Uriel.
* RockMeAmadeusRockMeAmadeus: Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" is heard in "Symphony No. 2".



* SelfTitledAlbum
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Averted.
* TickTockTune: Germ Patrol.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Need I say it? Averted.
* UncommonTime: Even more exaggerated than with other Prog bands.

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* SelfTitledAlbum
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Averted.
SelfTitledAlbum: Their debut is called ''Egg''.
* TickTockTune: Germ Patrol.Patrol starts with clock sounds.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Need I say it? Averted.
* UncommonTime: Even more exaggerated than with other Prog bands.bands, with some songs featuring the same basic melody in several different time signatures.


* BreakupBreakout: The guitarist from Uriel / Arzachel, Steve Hillage, is more usually remembered for being a member of {{Gong}} during that group's most popular era, or for guest appearances on some albums by electronica group The Orb.

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* BreakupBreakout: The guitarist from Uriel / Arzachel, Steve Hillage, is more usually remembered for being a member of {{Gong}} Music/{{Gong}} during that group's most popular era, or for guest appearances on some albums by electronica group The Orb.


* CoverVersion: Of [[JohannSebastianBach Bach's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT3q4iEaB6Q Fugue in d]]

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* CoverVersion: Of [[JohannSebastianBach [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT3q4iEaB6Q Fugue in d]]

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* RockTrio: An unusual example in that their music is mostly keyboards/bass/drums. This earned them occasional comparisons to Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer.


* DoingItForTheArt: Mont Campbell has said that he thinks self-indulgence is a good thing in music.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Mont Campbell on Egg:
-->It was a bit like a child that dies aged 3 of malnutrition. It gets born, it has all sorts of hope and good expectations - it learns to walk, learns to run, it learns to talk and then suddenly it gives up, because it didn't get enough nourishment. It was like that, for me.


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* EpicRocking: As per usual with ProgressiveRock. The first album had the 20 minute (and appropriately named) Symphony no. 2 and the second one: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Long Piece No. 3]]. Plenty of other pieces pass the 8 minute mark.

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* EpicRocking: As per usual with ProgressiveRock. The first album had the 20 minute (and appropriately named) Symphony no. 2 and the second one: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Long Piece No. 3]].3. Plenty of other pieces pass the 8 minute mark.


Some consider the band to be the poor mans version of EmersonLakeAndPalmer and indeed Mont Campbell himself has cited them as a main influence, but working in roughly the same genre and having the same lineup of instruments is about as much similarities as these bands have sound wise. Campbell has also stated that he considered the later career of ELP to be a SellOut.

The bands sound is dominated by the hammond organ, quotations from classical music (Though Egg was more influenced by more modern classical music, especially IgorStravinsky) mixed in with jazzy improvisation, quirky humorous lyrics (With a hefty dose of humor in the music as well) and constantly changing time signatures.

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Some consider the band to be the poor mans version of EmersonLakeAndPalmer Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer and indeed Mont Campbell himself has cited them as a main influence, but working in roughly the same genre and having the same lineup of instruments is about as much similarities as these bands have sound wise. Campbell has also stated that he considered the later career of ELP to be a SellOut.

The bands sound is dominated by the hammond organ, quotations from classical music (Though Egg was more influenced by more modern classical music, especially IgorStravinsky) Music/IgorStravinsky) mixed in with jazzy improvisation, quirky humorous lyrics (With a hefty dose of humor in the music as well) and constantly changing time signatures.


->It was a bit like a child that dies aged 3 of malnutrition. It gets born, it has all sorts of hope and good expectations - it learns to walk, learns to run, it learns to talk and then suddenly it gives up, because it didn't get enough nourishment. It was like that, for me.

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->It -->It was a bit like a child that dies aged 3 of malnutrition. It gets born, it has all sorts of hope and good expectations - it learns to walk, learns to run, it learns to talk and then suddenly it gives up, because it didn't get enough nourishment. It was like that, for me.



->While covered in ink
->I had time to think
->Daub here for a time
->But be clandestine

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->While -->While covered in ink
->I -->I had time to think
->Daub -->Daub here for a time
->But -->But be clandestine


* Music/{{Instrumentals}}: Plenty.

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* Music/{{Instrumentals}}: {{Instrumentals}}: Plenty.


Some consider the band to be the poor mans version of EmersonLakeAndPalmer and indeed Mont Campbell himself has cited them as a main influence, but working in roughly the same genre and having the same lineup of instruments is about as much similarities as these bands have sound wise. ({{YMMV}}) Campbell has also stated that he considered the later career of ELP to be a SellOut.

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Some consider the band to be the poor mans version of EmersonLakeAndPalmer and indeed Mont Campbell himself has cited them as a main influence, but working in roughly the same genre and having the same lineup of instruments is about as much similarities as these bands have sound wise. ({{YMMV}}) Campbell has also stated that he considered the later career of ELP to be a SellOut.


* GeniusBonus: If you are a IgorStravinsky fan, you'll certainly get it.



* TheTropeSong: "7 Is A Jolly Good Time" for UncommonTime and ProgressiveRock in general.



* TrueArtIsAngsty: Averted. Though the music is incredibly complex, it (and the lyrics) is also often quite humorous.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Some may think so of Egg.

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