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Porch Dweller
12-16-2016, 10:20 PM
I was bummed to just now hear that Greg Lake passed away after a long battle with cancer on 7 Dec. He was an integral part of two prog-rock behemoths, King Crimson and (obviously) Emerson, Lake and Palmer. With Keith Emerson's passing earlier this year, that means 2/3 of one of the most talented, ambitious, audacious, and successful bands of the '70's is now gone. RIP, Greg; your majestic voice and fantastic musicianship will be missed.

Here's one of my favorite Christmas songs, which is actually a cry against the over-commercialization of Christmas:
https://youtu.be/t8facHjO_mU

And some Prog-Metal while Heavy Metal was still in its infancy. I can imagine some hippies in 1969 sh&^ting their bell bottoms in fear after hearing this for the first time. Lake's distorted, rage-filled vocals are decades ahead of their time:
https://youtu.be/Cj-H6UkKJFI

CigarNut
12-16-2016, 11:23 PM
I love his music.

May He Rest In Peace.

icehog3
12-17-2016, 01:18 AM
Oh, what a lucky man he was.

R.I.P., Mr. Lake.

Wharf Rat
12-17-2016, 10:29 AM
And some Prog-Metal while Heavy Metal was still in its infancy. I can imagine some hippies in 1969 sh&^ting their bell bottoms in fear after hearing this for the first time. Lake's distorted, rage-filled vocals are decades ahead of their time:
https://youtu.be/Cj-H6UkKJFI

So sad! I was going to mention that Schizoid Man is used in a TV cologne ad. But, I just found out it's a Kanye West song that samples it. I'm getting too old...