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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 07:46:11 pm »
Faust.

This post has reminded me of something. When I was at school a brother of a friend (and a proper muso) had a copy of Focus's Moving Waves which he'd left on the turntable while he painted the ceiling. To get the paint drops off it he used sandpaper. It sort of played afterwards but it was pretty crackly. Sounded better I reckon.

Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 08:10:58 am »
Meddle, especially the bassline that features in 'Echoes'.

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 09:11:01 am »
They're asking for your ten favourite '71 albums.  I don't know that many!

Meddle would be my favourite too, if it counts as prog (?).
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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 09:27:50 am »
I appear to have 58 albums from 1971. Most of them are prog (or nearly so).

The 10 I voted for were:

Pawn Hearts - Van Der Graaf Generator
Tago Mago - Can
Fourth - Soft Machine
Islands - King Crimson
Tanz der Lemminge - Amon Duul II
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
In Hearing of Atomic Rooster - Atomic Rooster
First Utterance - Comus
Camembert Electrique - Gong
1001 Centigrade - Magma

I think they're all pretty proggy apart from, perhaps, the Traffic one - but the title track's definitely heading in that direction.
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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 11:24:50 am »
Aqualung & Meddle

Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 11:28:47 am »
I'd go for Aqualung too or maybe Hawkwind - In Search of Space (not sure if that counts as prog rock though).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 11:28:54 am »
Tangerine Dream Atem

YahudaMoon

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 11:36:08 am »
Anthony Phillips - 1984 (RCA - RCA LP 5036) LP, Album 1981 
  Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Castle Music - NEL 6003) LP, Album, RE 1976 
  David Bowie - "Heroes" (RCA International - INTS 5066) LP, Album, RE 1981 
  David Bowie - Station To Station (RCA Victor, RCA Victor - APL1-1327, APL1 1327)
  Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (Jet Records - UAG 30017) LP, Album 1976 
  Hawklords - 25 Years On (Charisma - CDS 4014) LP, Album 1978 
  Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (Harvest - SHVL 804) LP, Album, RP 1973
  Planet Gong (2) - Live Floating Anarchy 1977 (Charly Records Ltd. - CRM 2000)

Cant find anything from 1971

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 11:37:19 am »
The best thing about the prog albums of 1971 is that they are forty years old, and barely available in any format :demon:
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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 11:47:54 am »
Tanz der Lemminge - Amon Duul II

I have this too, which makes you the only other person I have ever come across who has even heard of it. Absolute classic!

I would also list:
The Yes Album
Nursery Crime - Genesis
Meddle - Pink Floyd
Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Wasn't the first ELO album around '71? edit: yes
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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 11:51:46 am »
I appear to have 58 albums from 1971. Most of them are prog (or nearly so).

The 10 I voted for were:

Pawn Hearts - Van Der Graaf Generator
Tago Mago - Can
Fourth - Soft Machine
Islands - King Crimson
Tanz der Lemminge - Amon Duul II
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
In Hearing of Atomic Rooster - Atomic Rooster
First Utterance - Comus
Camembert Electrique - Gong
1001 Centigrade - Magma

I think they're all pretty proggy apart from, perhaps, the Traffic one - but the title track's definitely heading in that direction.

I've got Camenbert Electrique and Soft Machine Fourth. Next to nobody will have a 1971 copy of Camenbert Electrique, as it was only popular after it was reissued in 1974 as a Virgin cut price album for 59p. It can be seen as a 'Punk Prog' album, as many of the techniques could be readily imitated and it was more ramshackle than Dark Side and the like.

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 11:59:11 am »
The best thing about the prog albums of 1971 is that they are forty years old, and barely available in any format :demon:

Check out Discogs. There all there. Vinyl, Old & reissues. Some new reissue wax also. Though the original masterings are the best pressings usually.

Theres also CD stuff n MP3 though I'm not sure about availability ?

Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2011, 11:59:55 am »
I've got Camenbert Electrique and Soft Machine Fourth. Next to nobody will have a 1971 copy of Camenbert Electrique, as it was only popular after it was reissued in 1974 as a Virgin cut price album for 59p. It can be seen as a 'Punk Prog' album, as many of the techniques could be readily imitated and it was more ramshackle than Dark Side and the like.

Ooh, I had the 1971 copy, bought after having seen them at Glastonbury Fayre that year.  They were for me the outstanding band of the festival, at least on the hippy/weirdness front.  As you say, more quirky than much of the prog rock of the time but all the better for that and still bears a listen.

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2011, 12:01:38 pm »
I've got Camenbert Electrique and Soft Machine Fourth. Next to nobody will have a 1971 copy of Camenbert Electrique, as it was only popular after it was reissued in 1974 as a Virgin cut price album for 59p. It can be seen as a 'Punk Prog' album, as many of the techniques could be readily imitated and it was more ramshackle than Dark Side and the like.

I had it; a French import with a double gatefold sleeve with a colour photo inside; reproduced in black and white on the back of the cheapo 50p version.

The only other of these 50p specials I remember was The Faust Tapes

Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2011, 12:03:14 pm »

The only other of these 50p specials I remember was The Faust Tapes

Another fine album!

Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2011, 12:04:44 pm »
I've got Calambert Electric, Flying Teapot and Angels Egg on vinyl and a 2CD compilation of Gong stuff on CD. Sad really.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

YahudaMoon

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2011, 12:10:08 pm »
Book price for Gong Calambert Electric Original is about £15.00 Near Mint

clarion

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2011, 12:11:36 pm »
People, it's Camembert!
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YahudaMoon

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2011, 12:12:58 pm »
People, it's Camembert!

You are correct

nicknack

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2011, 12:13:59 pm »
I've got Calambert Electric, Flying Teapot and Angels Egg on vinyl and a 2CD compilation of Gong stuff on CD. Sad really.

Only sad that you haven't got more.  ;D

(I've got 12 Gong albums sitting on this hard drive)
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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2011, 12:16:54 pm »
Gong were actually a very tight Jazz Funk group who were coincidentally hippies, as this track demonstrates.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8J7fKamTNZ0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/8J7fKamTNZ0&rel=1</a>

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2011, 12:28:06 pm »
I bought Flying Teapot after hearing them on a very good Peel session;

it was shite

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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2011, 12:34:55 pm »
Steve Hillage's Gong went all trippy. Later 70's.
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Re: Fave prog album of er..... 1971 (seriously).
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2011, 02:07:29 pm »
Faust, Can et al. are not prog. They aren't thinking the same way about music at all.