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Greatest band ever
Probably the greatest live album ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGWdL0ktq0
Christ alive hats not good really. RIP, never been much of a fan, but they've heavily influenced pretty much every band I've ever liked.
Seems a bit off that they're all gone before any of them made retirement age and all the members of Emerson Lake and Palmer will probably be alive when they're 100.
leave elp out of this
"Every week, sometimes a couple of times a week, I used to go down to Virgin Records at Marble Arch, and the chap who was the manager of the place at the time used to, I’m sure without the approval of head office, allow me to take records out on approval. And the ones I didn’t want I would return. Obviously, the ones I wanted and played on the radio I would have to pay for. And I took out about ten or twelve records, one of which was the first LP by the Ramones. Now I liked several things about it. One, I liked the simplicity of the name really and the fact that it had an implication of that Spanish New York thing, which seemed quite romantic, and also because it was a monochrome sleeve as well. So I took all of these things back and I put the record on. And initially, because of all the kind of aggression and the brevity of the numbers, I was slightly taken aback by it, but sufficiently excited I always think anyway that I in that particular programme I put some five or six tracks into that night’s programme and rewrote the running order and everything."
...he seemed like a lovely guy. However, he was responsible for one of the worst production jobs ever, 'Tim' by The Replacements.