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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 17, 2018 16:00
 

 Laptopdog wrote:
I remember buying this song on a 45 single when it came out (yes, I am that old). I had only heard it a couple of times on the radio and loved the sound of that synthesizer. The first time I listened to the single, the 45 started skipping in the middle of the synth part. I might have been a little high at the time and probably sat there listening to the part skipping and playing over and over for several minutes before I realized what was happening. Good times.

 
THAT is HI-Larious!!  The closest thing one gets to that nowadays is accidently turning 'repeat track' on and being too stoned (if that exists :-~ ) to care and listen to a song over-n-over. 

Laptopdog
(Overcrowded, Overpriced & Overrated L.A.)
Posted: May 12, 2018 11:32
 

I remember buying this song on a 45 single when it came out (yes, I am that old). I had only heard it a couple of times on the radio and loved the sound of that synthesizer. The first time I listened to the single, the 45 started skipping in the middle of the synth part. I might have been a little high at the time and probably sat there listening to the part skipping and playing over and over for several minutes before I realized what was happening. Good times.
bus_error
Posted: Mar 16, 2018 11:48
 

1971 and this song playing at a record store through the largest speakers I'd ever heard.
The smell of popcorn wafting onto the sidewalk.
Zap comix for sale, including the infamous #4.
Approximately this location: Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights

Who says that your brain doesn't get programmed permanently at age 17?

//Of course this record is permanently on my list of tippy-top-rated songs!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 16, 2018 11:33
 

 Stefen wrote:
In case you didn't know, that's an analog Moog synthesizer.
 
It's just not mixed loud enough; you can barely hear it at the end.
passsion8
(over the hills and far away)
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 9:35
 

 sunflowerbee wrote:
{#Notworthy}     {#Notworthy}    {#Notworthy}

  This album was my foray beyond top 40 as a teen. Hugely influential going forward into greater realms of audio, and time spent alone with albums on repeat. Add a little gangha and new worlds were discovered within and without!


rabaak
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 7:08
 

This might be my least favorite song off this album. Maybe because it was played so much on the Radio. But I like most of the other songs much better than this one.
MoxyP
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 13:51
 

 treatment_bound wrote:
Image result for crawdaddy magazine covers

Did ELP spend an afternoon with the Ramones at some point?

 
They wore it first!

Thanks for playing the song, Bill. Every time.


treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Oct 31, 2017 14:14
 

Image result for crawdaddy magazine covers

Did ELP spend an afternoon with the Ramones at some point?
MoxyP
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 13:19
 

Always happy to hear these guys. Say what you will about prog, you have to be a real musician to play it well — even the "simpler" songs like this one.
dflee
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 5:35
 

Monster in it's day. Still quite enjoyable.
Greg and Ian Anderson performing his Father Christmas (youtube) is awesome.
Have always enjoyed Greg's work.
woodchuk
(Lunar Lagrange point L1)
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 10:22
 

As noted by the Fred of the Nottingham Jury below, in 1970 synths were new and extremely big & heavy and unbelievably expensive. This was cutting-edge stuff in its day and still sounds great! 

Angry_Old_Man wrote:
Classic song with a bit too much synth sauce. 

 


westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 10:21
 

 Angry_Old_Man wrote:
Classic song with a bit too much synth sauce. 

 
Yup, it does date the song somewhat. -hehe-

Interestingly enough in later years, bands would imitate an electronic kazoo sound with electric guitars.
Angry_Old_Man
Posted: Aug 21, 2017 13:44
 

Classic song with a bit too much synth sauce. 
SeriousLee
(Dans l'milieu d'deux milles livres)
Posted: Aug 21, 2017 13:43
 

Oh what a lucky man I am.
kcar
Posted: May 21, 2017 19:30
 

 1wolfy wrote:
I was just a young teen when this song came to be.  I could see the lyrics come to life in my minds eye.  I'm a lucky man to have experienced this song in such a profound way !

 

The song has a strong if incomplete story; it feels like a ballad. It had the same impact on me when I was a teen. Interestingly, Greg Lake wrote it when he was only 12. 
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Mar 27, 2017 12:52
 

From the height of the Vietnam War........
GuiltyFeat
(Ra'anana)
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 5:27
 

I have no reverence for this, but I like it regardless.
Petrige
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 9:46
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
2016, what a brutal year.
I echo greenbuilding's thoughts below.
R.I.P. Greg Lake.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/music/2016/12/08/GregLake-large_trans++KQ5Yvlf_tS7m85BSV1LmKmJnyL1UUg_iqbqpa-6GlE4.jpg

 
Omg! I didn't know {#Sad}
DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 9:40
 

Nice, but old, tired, worn out. Time to lay this song to rest and move on.
chinaski
(NJ > DC > VA > TX > VA)
Posted: Dec 25, 2016 7:50
 

Interesting that Bill has never played a single track from any of Greg Lake's solo albums. I clicked on the Music/Artists tab above and entered Greg Lake's name and nothing comes up. I Believe in Father Christmas would have been one to hear this time of year or at anytime really but nope.