Originally Posted by GAC
I guess it's a situation of different strokes for different folks when it comes to the Piper album. I did like "See Emily Play" though.
See Emily Play and Arnold Layne are very cool British 60's psychedelia singles.
Nice mention of brain salad surgery. I loved that album as a teenager - especially the Karn Evil tracks. If you think about it, music with the keyboard solos and technical instrumental proficience that ELP and Yes made might not be duplicated for a long time. With the advent of computer driven sequencers and programming, the days of keyboard "wizards" like Emerson and Wakeman exist only in memory. Their advocacy of classical music pieces do live on in tracks like "adagio for strings" (originally written by Samul Barber) that is a techno anthem adapted by multiple artists.