Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP for you all) were a great supergoup that got together in 1970. Most people had no idea what hit them, but they liked it a lot. I used that as a secret trivia question and still do sometimes. The internet made it easy to find any answer, but it did not help with asking the right questions. In this case ‘What three well known groups did Emerson, Lake & Palmer come from? I’m trying to point out that most people wouldn’t think about that, but I realize that the majority of them wouldn’t really give a shit. Anyway since I brought it up here are the previous affiliations: Emerson – The Nice / Lake – King Crimson / Palmer – Atomic Rooster. I could go on some more but let me just get to the bloody point.

ELP’s first eponymous album was amazing, different, exciting, blah, blah, blah. The last song Lucky Man actually hit the top 100 and so on. I just googled it and was reminded that Greg Lake had written that when he was 12 years old. Not a bad song but enough of that. I just wanted to get to where I say that Eddy Offord, the engineer on that album did an amazing job on the last 40-45 seconds of that song. He actually used the┬ástereo effect as an instrument, and very effectively at that. I do not know if anyone ever did that before, but I’d like to think that Jeff Calver heard this track and was inspired by it in his masterpiece of stereo engineering. I mean The Prisoner by Comus of course.

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