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RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
03/19/04 12:48 PM
Re: Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin [re: DocFederfeld]  

If you ask me, Pink Floyd should have been disbanded after Syd moved to his mother's house...

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xray_yak
(grinning soul)
03/19/04 03:07 PM
Keh ? [re: DocFederfeld]  

In reply to:

Sorry, xray_yak, but your taste is kind of strange ...


A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, Delicate Sound Of Thunder and Division Bell.

3 great albums and 3 good reasons why my taste might not be so strange. Waters is the idiot that ousted Richard Wright. Thank goodness Wright returned after Water's departure. I will forever maintain that Gilmour is Pink Floyd contrary to popular belief.





SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
03/19/04 04:31 PM
Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC? [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

People like Kraftwerk started off as being unconventional and it was when they turned just a little more commercial that their their chart success really grew.


Of course, Oldfield is really interesting because his first albums (Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn) that are hardly chart-friendly music (though I admit that they're somewhat clsoe to contemporary music, or at least TB is) were hugely successful, while his later, more commercial offerings (Platinum, Five Miles Out, Crises (that spawned the infamous Moonlight Shadow), Discovery) did notably poorer business in the charts.

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tonyinsf
(electric tomato)
03/19/04 11:58 PM
Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC? [re: eraserhead]  

THE IDIOT was recorded after LOW, and I consider it a sister album to HEROES, as both were recorded at about the same time (compare the covers!). Of course IDIOT does not sound like anything like Iggy's prior work. All the songs were written by Bowie, with some input from Iggy, but as far as I know, Iggy mainly came up with the lyrics for the songs.



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NoControl
(kook)
03/20/04 00:18 AM
Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC? [re: Adam]  

You need to check out Frank Zappa's entire catalogue and get back to me in a couple of years. Then you'll know what innovation is all about.

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poorsoul
(acolyte)
03/20/04 00:36 AM
Heck [re: xray_yak]  

In reply to:

I will forever maintain that Gilmour is Pink Floyd contrary to popular belief.



Maybe it's time to resurrect that "who owns Pink Floyd?" thread. Such illogical statements can't remain unchallenged.

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AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
03/20/04 00:38 AM
Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20 [re: NoControl]  

As EJ said, we're talking about an album that went against a winning formula. Zappa NEVER broke into the top 5 of any album chart. He had one top UK 10 album (Hot Rats which reached #9 in 1970) and one in the US (Apostrophe which reached #10 in 1974). Granted he was an experimentalist, but I am not sure if he ever had as much at stake as Bowie when he released Low.





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NoControl
(kook)
03/20/04 00:55 AM
Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20 [re: Adam]  

"As EJ said, we're talking about an album that went against a winning formula. Zappa NEVER broke into the top 5 of any album chart. He had one top UK 10 album (Hot Rats which reached #9 in 1970) and one in the US (Apostrophe which reached #10 in 1974). Granted he was an experimentalist, but he never had as much at stake as Bowie when he released Low."

Really? Then why did Apostrophe (') & Over-Nite Sensation go Gold in the US and Low did not? Why did Joe's Garage Act I once sit at #1 in Scandinavian countries? Why did the song Bobby Brown hit #1 in Norway & Austria? In your definition of the word "popular", many of the albums listed in this thread aren't. Popularity is hard to define. But regarding going against winning formulas and whether or not he had as much at stake as Bowie...well I think you'd be surprised just how much he did have at stake. Compared to FZ, Bowie is no match for Frank's revolutionary innovations and experiementations. Not even close.

Btw, Adam, how long did it take you to google the Zappa info? 5 minutes, 10...?



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AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
03/20/04 01:11 AM
Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20 [re: NoControl]  

The book I reference provides US and UK chart details. But I must appologise for underestimating your obstinacy. Rather, I should have known that you could quote the chart placings in Scandanavian countries which must account for near negligible world wide sales.



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NoControl
(kook)
03/20/04 01:15 AM
Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20 [re: Adam]  

Scandinavia? Maybe you should read the other countries that are there as well.

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