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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Anybody out there remember Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer? They were that progressive rock group best known for "Lucky Man" and their rockin' interpretations of classical works such as Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man" and even television themes like Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn". Sadly, both Keith Emerson and Greg Lake are now deceased (Emerson committed suicide, Lake died of cancer), yet along with Palmer left an impressive body of work.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

They were estate agents, weren't they ?

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Their 1992 album Black Moon is produced by Mark Mancina.

He even wrote this song:
https://youtu.be/igapjtF0hoE

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

Of course. Keith Emerson even got into film scoring with Nighthawks as an example.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Anybody out there remember Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer?...

For anyone British of my generation (born late 1950s), the name would be indelible ... even if their music isn't. My cousin (a year older) had their vinyl album Pictures at an Exhibition which is why I always knew there existed "... some classical music with this title ..." outside of my environment.

I recall liking one piece ... I think towards the end ... but then confusing this with a pop single by a group called B. Bumble and the Stingers

Happily, I kept my exposure to EL&P to a minimum but always liked Greg Lake's Christmas song ... it had such a wonderful melody ...smile

Now I have numerous recordings of Mussorgsky's original piano work and Ravel's orchestrated version ... and happily have no recollection of my cousin's album. Strangely, though, I think I might seek out Nut Rocker ... just to hear how awful it must sound ... but that's another topic smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

They were estate agents, weren't they ?

Or solicitors.

I remember Mother, Jugs and Speed.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

They had some great songs. One thing I heard and I don't know if it is true but Jimi Hendrix was wanting to join this band when he was alive. Sounds like a huge rumor and too far fetched. Anyone else hear this?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Sure, I remember them.
smile

I have a couple of compilations and, even though I don't put them on very often, I'm glad to have them for those times that I get in the mood.

If memory serves, Emerson did some of the score for "Godzilla: Final Wars".
Not a good movie, I'm afraid--and nothing that Emerson's music could fix.

Back in the mid-70's it was still a thing for my friends and I to go audition hi-fi equipment by playing "Lucky Man".
Good times.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It would be easy to misremember them as the Moody Blues, if anyone recalls them.
Just as Seals & Crofts and America could be mixed up. Throw in Bread, too.
Seems like these groups were played on the radio for a decade, but it's probably the exaggeration of youthful memories.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sure. One of my favourites of my formative years (still have the two WORKS albums on original cassette, and several other albums on copied cassettes), although I haven't listened to them much in recent years. But thanks for the reminder -- perhaps it's time for a revisit.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

It would be easy to misremember them as the Moody Blues, if anyone recalls them.
Just as Seals & Crofts and America could be mixed up. Throw in Bread, too.
Seems like these groups were played on the radio for a decade, but it's probably the exaggeration of youthful memories.


And only The Moody Blues are in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Hey, I love the Moodies.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 11:51 PM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

To really appreciate them best is live. They were exceptional.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

To really appreciate them best is live. They were exceptional.


Do you mean the Moodies or ELP?

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

ELP is a regular in our house. My husband has always been a huge fan. He took my daughter to see Carl Palmer in concert before the pandemic hit. She really enjoyed it. ELP gets played a lot around here.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Palmer is scary gifted.
There are musicians out there who are so talented that it makes me shake my head in disbelief.

This clip makes me ill that it's so good.
One man, one snare, 2 sticks.
At the 1:39 mark I actually said "Oh FFS!" out loud.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Palmer is scary gifted.
There are musicians out there who are so talented that it makes me shake my head in disbelief.

This clip makes me ill that it's so good.
One man, one snare, 2 sticks.
At the 1:39 mark I actually said "Oh FFS!" out loud.




You echo my husband's sentiments about Carl Palmer. I'll have to share this but my guess is he's already seen it. Thanks for sharing this. Amazing talent.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I wonder if carl palmer had ever seen service or played snare drum in a boys brigade band as a kid?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Pfft #1
ELP, ELO, what’s the diff?

Pfft #2
Carl Palmer, Carlton Palmer, what’s the diff?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Pfft #1
ELP, ELO, what’s the diff?



Jeff Lynne is not amused.
When you least expect it, he WILL pee on your leg.
Oh yes... he most certainly will...

 
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