Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)

It case you don't already know, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (or ELP) was formed by Keith Emerson of The Nice, Greg Lake of King Crimson, and Carl Palmer from Atomic Rooster. The band focused its energy on classical and jazz-influenced compositions. In other words, this is prog rock. I think many people dislike prog because it seems pretentious and overblown. I admit that I do like some prog rock, but certainly not all of it. On the positive side, Allmusic referred to this, ELP's debut record, as showcasing "the group at its least pretentious." That made me laugh.

If you know any tunes from ELP, it's likely to be Lucky Man.

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