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An *expletive* load of *another two expletives.*,
This review is from: The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table (Audio CD)
You have to hear it to believe it. The word pretentious doesn't even come close. This is awful, just awful. Punk would rescue us from all this. Thank God for the Sex Pistols.
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Posted on 12 Jan 2011 12:11:51 GMT
Christopher Nash says:
"Punk would rescue us from all this. Thank God for the Sex Pistols" Yes thank God a bunch of musical illiterates "saved" kids too young to know any better from musicians who could create wonderful soundscapes with their technical proficiency and imagination. Rick Wakeman has more musical ability in the nail on the little finger on his left hand than the Sex Pistols had in their combined bodies. Never Mind The Bollocks? I didn't. I left it on the shelf and stuck to musicians.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2011 13:19:38 GMT
Christopher Nash says:
It's a shame so many people took Lydon et al so darn seriously as anything.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2011 03:46:25 BDT
Lars-Olof Ström says:
LOL, what a silly review :)
Posted on 16 May 2012 22:39:52 BDT
Mikey C says:
I feel double-alienated from this discussion because I loved this album when I was a kid, then when "Never Mind the Bollocks" came along when I was a teenager, I loved that as well. I don't think punk really rescued us from much, however - because what came after? The 1980s were pretty dire from what I recall. One good thing about being middle-aged is that you can take music for what it is and ignore all the tribal posturing. Wakeman gets about as many plays from me as the Pistols nowadays - they are both good fun and preposterous in their own ways.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 16:01:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2012 16:07:03 GMT
Jackson Frankly says:
Personally, I never did buy into that myth that all the punk era bands woke up one day and had only cool LPs. Even as a young teenager I knew I couldn't be the only guy on the island with dozens of instantly uncool prog albums. The band members mostly owned up to this eventually. I have always adored Van der Graaf Generator, and have been recently finding much to rediscover and enjoy in my Caravan, Yes and Robert wyatt albums among many others.
These albums can sit comfortably next to my officially cool music like Velvets,Bowie, The Jam,NY Dolls, PIL,Lee Scratch Perry, Can,Forever Changes, Buckley,Smiths,Pet Sounds,Sly,Miles,Aretha,Pet Sounds etc etc without shame. "Cool" is a garbage criteria for buying/listening to music anyway. It's like sexuality. It chooses you, you don't choose it, and protesting about it just elicits the suspicion about the honesty of the chauvinist critic. As an unembarrased prog perv-I'm off to re-buy Myths & Legends for £2 to laugh my t**s off at the lyrics, and music delivered by an undoubted virtuoso. However... Let's be brutally honest here-Myths and Legends is unmitigated S****e, right. The pompous,irony-free lyrics are so cringeworthy they would curl a jester's shoes. Please feel free to watch "King Arthur On Ice(I'm not f*****g joking, by the way)" on Youtube. If you can get your jaw off the floor for long enough to write a pompous reply to the Egg man after that, you're a better liar than I.
Posted on 14 Dec 2012 16:01:46 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2013 18:51:01 GMT
Mr. C. Proctor says:
You need to read the backround story to King Arthur on ice. It was actually done through necessity rather than being planned that way. They had to perform it that way because the venue had already been made into the ice rink and there were no other slots available for Rick to be able to perform so the went ahead and used the ice rink, and orchestrated the show around that. How punk can you get ?!
Posted on 2 May 2014 20:28:02 BDT
yes, Mikey C has it. Pistols, very necessary. But there is a world where Never mind... and Myths and Legends can exist as paragons of brilliance in their own fields. It's called Planet Earth, mister Egg, so hurry up and hatch out of your prejudicial cocoon.