In this episode, we are talking about a hugely successful band of the seventies which has often been mired in controversy, not due to any of their members' illegal transgressions or rowdy behaviour but rather due to the music they played. In spite of the crowds around the world hanging on their every note, the critics often dismissed them as pompous and pretentious. Many would go even so far as to cite them as the primary reason why punk broke out as a visceral reaction to rock music becoming elitist. However, we want to give you a different perspective on Emerson, Lake and Palmer, a band that at least one of our co-hosts is crazy about and would go to hell and back to defend even if he concedes that some of the criticism was warranted. At the end of the day, there is a reason why the seventies prog rock still lives on in the hearts of so many rock aficionados.
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