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    Interesting quote from Greg Lake

    Appears to be legit.. To the question of why ELP split in 1979 Greg responds.. "After listening to Al Stewarts Year of the Cat we knew we would never be able to match the progressive brilliance of that album"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by happytheman View Post
    Appears to be legit.. To the question of why ELP split in 1979 Greg responds.. "After listening to Al Stewarts Year of the Cat we knew we would never be able to match the progressive brilliance of that album"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovecraft View Post
    Sarcasm......one of the few things these days that makes me proud to be English.��
    How about this supposed quote from Robert Fripp regarding giving Al Stewart guitar lessons..
    Interesting fact: Robert Fripp, Greg Lake and Al Stewart were apparently in the same music class. I just haven't sourced whether it was at the same time, but it is interesting that Fripp said this in an interview in November, 1978: "When I was eleven, that is twenty-one years ago, I understood that the conventional methods for teaching guitar were poor. Good rock’n’roll guitarists have always refused to take lessons. This symptom proved that guitar manuals were inefficient. At 13, I was teaching guitar. At 14, I drew my own exercises. I gave Al Stewart lessons, he has always ignored my recommendations. I taught until age 21. I have never been a good teacher, by my exercise system, I believe, works very well. There is still a lot of work to do, but I hope my method will be ready in two years. It is, in my opinion, a giant step forward in teaching a musical instrument. this method will first and foremost save time to someone who wants to learn seriously to play guitar, not as an amateur but as a real guitarist."

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    Pulled out the ELP 40th Anniversary Reunion concert friday night, and I have to say, Greg Lake's voice is just sooooooooooo good.
    He's got this timbre and power that sounds so great.
    Interesting how his and John Wetton's careers kept crossing paths and there are similarities to their voices, but the power goes to Greg and the choirboy goes to John.
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    Wether sarcasm or not I always found year of the cat a brilliant album albeit not progressive


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    I will take "Year of the Cat" over "Love Beach" any day of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the winter tree View Post
    I will take "Year of the Cat" over "Love Beach" any day of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilcox660 View Post
    Indeedy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by happytheman View Post
    Appears to be legit.. To the question of why ELP split in 1979 Greg responds.. "After listening to Al Stewarts Year of the Cat we knew we would never be able to match the progressive brilliance of that album"..
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    What's your source? That Lake interview with Crowe appeared in the August 1974 issue of Hit Parader. http://ladiesofthelake.com/cabinet/hitparader74.html

    Is this photo you posted Photoshopped?
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    If he was saying this about the latest Mud album it would make more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    What's your source? That Lake interview with Crowe appeared in the August 1974 issue of Hit Parader. http://ladiesofthelake.com/cabinet/hitparader74.html

    Is this photo you posted Photoshopped?
    I have no idea.. I'm starting to align with the folks who say this is pure sarcasm... and like others I bought Year of the Cat when it was released and likewise think it's a brilliant release..

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    Then there's the quote from Neville Chesters the famous roadie who worked for Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Cream and who was Greg Lake's personal road manager for a time in the early 70s. I can only paraphrase:
    "There's toothache, there's headache and there's Greg Lake."

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    Quote Originally Posted by the winter tree View Post
    I will take "Year of the Cat" over "Love Beach" any day of the year.
    Yes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    Then there's the quote from Neville Chesters the famous roadie who worked for Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Cream and who was Greg Lake's personal road manager for a time in the early 70s. I can only paraphrase:
    "There's toothache, there's headache and there's Greg Lake."
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    My favorite quote from Greg was the one where he said that ELP could have made more great albums if they had not turned into the orchestra thing... I can always dream about that

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    Would be a surprise if ELP didn't hear "Year of the Cat" until three years after its release.

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    There's a lot of weird Al stuff floating around the internet these days. I just saw a pic of ELP with Al and a camel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    the power goes to Greg and the choirboy goes to John.
    Other way around to these ears....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarmsuh View Post
    My favorite quote from Greg was the one where he said that ELP could have made more great albums if they had not turned into the orchestra thing... I can always dream about that
    I remember Keith saying that even years later, after they got back together, Greg and Carl still kvetched about the orchestra thing occasionally. "We'd have been millionaires if it hadn't been for you and your bloody orchestra!", I think is what Keith said he'd often hear from the other two.

    But I don't think the orchestra was specifically the problem, though it was sort of symbolic of the split between Keith and Greg, which I think was the real problem with that group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Other way around to these ears....
    I would concur
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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Other way around to these ears....
    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
    I would concur
    I love John Wetton's voice, always have been a fan and always will, but the timbre to my ears are different with the deeper rich one going to Lake, and John has a sweet warm tone.
    Everyone has different ears and your mileage may differ. lol
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    Another "interesting" quote by Lake from the quoted article :

    "The first date we played was the Isle of Wight festival, and 6,000,000 people showed up."

    6 million ?!?

    According to Wikipedia, it was actually 600,000. But it wouldn't be very ELP not to multiply it by ten !

    (To be fair, it was possibly a transcription error rather than a claim actually made by Lake.)
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    ^ Sounds like Agent Orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Other way around to these ears....
    Same here, no offense Top Cat! I've always thought of Greg as the choir boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearHed289 View Post
    Same here, no offense Top Cat! I've always thought of Greg as the choir boy.
    oh, no offense taken, but thanks.
    When I initially wrote my comment, that comparison was the first word that came into my mind and I just didn't feel like spending much effort into thinking of a different term. lol
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