ELP, The Barbarian (cover)

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  1. townsend

    townsend Member

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    I think this is an excellent cover of the first song on ELP's s/t album:



    If you grew up in the 1970s (I was 18 in 1971), Emerson, Lake and Palmer were one of the most unusual and musically accomplished bands. There will never be another Keith Emerson. I mean never, with a capital "N". Keith Emerson wasn't the first to use a synthesizer, but he was one of the earliest adopters, and one of its most skilled practitioners.

    Nicely complemented by Greg Lake, who handled bass (and other guitar duties as well) and had a magnificent voice for this music. Add in Carl Palmer, sitting in the midst of a extensive drum set, including an oversized gong hanging behind him.

    My favorite albums, in order, are self-titled, Trilogy, and then kind of a tie for Brain Salad Surgery and Tarkus. Those four albums are just superb (I know many think BSS is the peak of their creative output -- I disagree).

    It grieves me that Keith and Greg are no longer with us, but we have their music, which is still fresh to these ears.
     
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    Pretty good but the bass needs fuzz.
     
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    Yeah, not bad at all!
    Digging that bass sound!!!
    The keys are sorta anemic sounding; they need more grind.
     
  4. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Member

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    Is this an ELP cover or a Bartok cover?
     
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    matchless Silver Supporting Member

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    Glad ELP having musicans trying their stuff. Emerson was a monster talent/ performer,but Lake & Palmer more than held their own.saw them numerous times, to this day- still amaze me.
     
  6. noley

    noley Frequently Mistaken for Fabio Silver Supporting Member

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    Pretty ambitious! Good find OP.

    I was big into ELP and this made me realize it’s been YEARS since I’ve intentionally listened to them. :dunno
     
  7. Eric Rowland

    Eric Rowland Supporting Member

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    playing keys on "The Barbarian" sitting down???? :facepalm
     
  8. gennation

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    That’s awesome. It’s one of my all time favorite songs. Years before EHX came out with the B9 pedal I had learned almost the whole thing on Guitar. When I got the pedal I dug in deep. I know all the organ parts and most all of the piano parts on the guitar. I need to make a video or just a lesson of it, been meaning to for years.
     
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  9. GerryJ

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    Still a scary song, from a scary place (Central & Eastern Europe).

     
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    Sound familiar?

     

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