"gray seal" is great for real but "funeral for a friend / love lies bleeding" is just so completely unbelievable, one of the major resplendent '70s prog epics that's way too intense and awesome to imagine new on the radio anytime after 1977, rivaling how synthtastic even "blinded by the light" is
― reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 02:34 (three years ago) link
Yeah, it rules.
For no real reason I looked it up and it finished bafflingly low in the classic rock tracks poll, at #312 (tying with My Sweet Lord and Rock & Roll All Nite!). To be fair, in general artists big enough to have their own polls kind of underperformed there (which is understandable) - but resplendent prog epics, save "Roundabout" (#24) also seemed to do poorly, with "Come Sail Away" stuck at #261. That still blows my mind and I'm convinced it Means Something in terms of the ILM hivemind. "Blinded By The Light," which probably gets played the most of any of them on actual classic rock radio, tied "Riders on the Storm" for #108.
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it finished bafflingly low in the classic rock tracks poll, at #312
"funeral/love" my #52 (sandwiched between the epic "don't stop believin'" and the resplendent "killer queen"). never thought of "blinded by the light" as a resplendent prog epic and didn't vote for it.
and oh lord "grey seal" yes.
― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 05:46 (three years ago) link
This is a full hi res scan of the working drawing for my Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album cover from 1973 recently rediscovered pic.twitter.com/A3zgKXVmU6— Ian Beck (@ianarchiebeck) July 10, 2017
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:59 (three years ago) link
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