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aspinall_lover

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A Greg Lake Thread.....
« on: June 11, 2008, 04:13:21 PM »

I checked this section out and saw there was only two so-so threads on Emerson, Lake and Palmer.  Well, I'm starting one on my "main man", Greg Lake.
I'd thought I'd start with this little video of him.  You heard of "Christmas in July".........well..........this is my "Christmas in June".  I hope you all like it.  Tell me what you think.

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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 04:28:25 PM »

Love E.L.P.  8)
That song in my opinion is the best x mas ever , i was lucky to see Asia in March and Carl Palmer blew me away , i never realised he was such a great drummer .
Greg Lake has a great voice and hes on the classic album Court Of The Crimson King , which is a prog masterpiece  8)
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 05:51:53 PM »

Thank you Mr. Kite!!!!  And I love Greg's voice from the King Crimson days.  Too bad he was only on the first two albums...........but then he wouldn't have joined ELP.  Good for you to see Carl Palmer.  Amazing drummer.....
I've got some good photos to post later...............
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 06:40:35 PM »

Greg Lake from his King Crimson days................"perfection"..............

And Greg liked the Beatles, too.............
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 09:21:53 PM »

I have a pic of Carl Palmer i took  from the gig  :)



Are you into a lot of prog aspinall Lover or just Greg ?  ;)
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 10:02:33 PM »

^^^^Mr. Kite!!!  Very good picture of Carl.  Thanks!!!  I'm not what you'd call a prog rocker.  The Beatles being my favorite.........then a tie between ELP and Pink Floyd.  But the sad thing is I've never seen ELP in concert.  Pink Floyd..........on the other hand...........me and a girlfriend chased them all thru Texas during the "Mometary Lapse" tour in 1987/88.  Saw them many, many times.  But sadly, never met them.  But I did take awesome pictures of them.
And...............I do have a "weakness" for Greg Lake..........Oh..........and I've NEVER considered Pink Floyd "prog" as other people do.  I always called Floyd's music, "head music".............and I do like Yes.
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 01:17:29 AM »

For the ladies out there..........and maybe some guys too...........circa 1978.........
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 07:25:41 AM »

That picture looks like it was taken around the same time as "Love Beach".

I love ELP; I think "Tarkus" is a fantastic album, but "Love Beach" has to be one of the worst albums made by anyone ever.  
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 01:57:13 PM »

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That picture looks like it was taken around the same time as "Love Beach".

I love ELP; I think "Tarkus" is a fantastic album, but "Love Beach" has to be one of the worst albums made by anyone ever.  
^^^^^^Yes, that photo was taken during the "Love Beach" era.............and I HATE that album.  I can't listen to it at all!!!  Terrible.  But, yep, "Tarkus" is good.  And I also like "Trilogy".

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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2008, 04:14:18 PM »

i laos love his work with King Crimson, I talk to the wind (Heart)
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2008, 05:12:01 PM »

^^^^^^Oh yeah, beautiful song.  
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 06:52:07 PM »

Another early one of Greg Lake in King Crimson............he looks soooooo young.....
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 07:00:27 PM »

is there any live footage from that time ? ive been looking all over for live gigs from around the time of court of the crimson king and In the Wake of Poseidon
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 07:05:43 PM »

There is a very short clip of "21st Century Schizoid Man" on YouTube and that's about it.  I've been looking too for stuff of KC when Greg was with them.  Now Greg was with KC on "Top of the Pops" in 1969/70 while promoting the "In the Wake.." album.  And then he left them after that.  Now THAT would be the footage to get.  I've got several pictures of that event with Greg in them.........in color and b/w.  
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2008, 07:13:44 PM »

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and yet another of Greg Lake, King Crimson days..........
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2008, 08:54:10 AM »

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But the sad thing is I've never seen ELP in concert.  Pink Floyd..........on the other hand...........me and a girlfriend chased them all thru Texas during the "Mometary Lapse" tour in 1987/88.  Saw them many, many times.  But sadly, never met them.  But I did take awesome pictures of them.

I did get to see ELP once, at the Mann Music Center outside of Philadelphia, at the start of the "Black Moon" tour.  They just walked out on stage and shook hands with a few people, then started the show.  I forget the opening song, but they followed it with a shortened "Tarkus", which made me happy.

A few times during the show Lake was complaining about his monitors to the soundman.  Then during one song, he'd had enough and was so mad that he stopped playing and walked off stage.  The crew finally fixed whatever the problem was and ELP picked up the song again EXACTLY where they had left off.

I never saw Pink Floyd live, but I did see Roger Waters and David Gilmour within two weeks of each other, in July of 1984.  Both good shows.
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2008, 03:07:06 PM »

I knew that Greg would get really mad if the sound didn't work right.  I saw a video on YouTube one time where Greg was playing, I think with ELP or solo, and the sound wasn't right with the song.  After the song he just "threw" his guitar off stage and made some nasty remarks.  He's got quite the temper I've heard.
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2008, 03:12:02 PM »

Still another of Greg with KC..........
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2008, 07:49:54 PM »

Thought I'd post a favorite of mine of all three of ELP....
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Re: A Greg Lake Thread.....
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2008, 02:12:43 AM »

Since it's Father's Day tomorrow...........and this is my Greg Lake thread............thought I'd post a picture of Greg and his family..........his lovely wife Regina, on the left, and his beautiful daughter, Natasha.
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