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Album: Emerson Lake & Palmer

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First album Babyhead bought. (where did he get the $$$). A friend turned him onto it. ‘The Barbarian’ is the opening cut and it nailed it.  Like a bomb going off.  Heavy drums,bass and organ.  The title fit.  The piano doing the chase then the heavy sound kicks back in. CB loved it.  New styles and sounds for him.

‘Take a Pebble’.  Is that a harp?  Great voice and lyric.  Lots of piano.  Different styles and influences.  Digging it.

‘Knife Edge’.  Great riff to open. Followed by cool voice, lyric,drums.  Heavy sound.  Cool tune.  Heavy metal?  Don’t know what that means but the song was heavy.  Frankenstein sound.

Side two opens with the Emerson guy going classical.  Sounded good to CB.  A lot of different styles were mixed in.  He didn’t play it straight.  The third part of ‘The Three Fates” kicks in with percussion and piano to make a cool sound.  ‘Tank’ has lots of different musical styles.  Mean drum solo.  These guys could play.

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Last cut starts with acoustic guitar then drums come in.  Then the voice and lyrics.  “Oooo what a lucky man he was”.  Babyhead is a bit of a romantic and he really liked this song.  Great tune and it ends the lp.  Yeah he liked these ELP guys.  Liked their style.

This music appealed to CB.  His tastes were expanding and this music was opening up new doors for him.  He wanted to hear more from these guys and more of this kind of music.  It wasn’t the usual straight  head rock’n roll he was digging but he knew he liked it.  It was a left turn into some very cool music.

Listen to a great debut album and make up your own mind.  Babyhead still pulls it out from time to time and enjoys it.

“Ooooo what a lucky man he was…”  Yeah babyhead is a lucky man!!

4 comments on “Album: Emerson Lake & Palmer

  1. dcw0731
    October 18, 2016

    My second favorite group ever. Great album that was just the beginning of things to come. Carl Palmer to me is one of the top 3 drummers there ever was. Rock on CB

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 18, 2016

      OK, come on, what’s the fave? ELP is a solid choice. They made really good music. Carl is definitely up there. ‘Tank’ and Ginger Baker’s ‘Toad’ were probably the reasons CB always loves a good drum solo. Thanks for the input always cool to discuss this stuff. You rock on! Love this album.

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  2. dcw0731
    October 19, 2016

    CB no group will ever come close to Pink Floyd for me. But ELP comes the closest.


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This entry was posted on April 24, 2016 by in 1970 albums, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake, Kieth Emerson, Rock and Roll and tagged , , .


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