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Why Flower Kings?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:55 pm
by Javhar
Though I've seen some remarks on this forum alluding to discussions about FK's popularity, I've yet to find any of the actual discussion itself. I'm quite curious about such a discussion, because there are two things about prog that I can't for the life of me figure out:

1) Why (judging by the amount of airtime and by online reviews) are the Flower Kings so popular?

2) Why is it that I cannot *stand* listening to their music?

I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's that they're the musical equivalent of Frankenstein's monster to me: Sewn together from corpses under the motto "more is better", resulting in a patchwork creature of mammoth proportions, intended by its creator to be beautiful, yet causing unsuspecting bystanders to flee in terror.

I'm guessing others have an opinion about them too..? (-:

Either way, here's my vote to PLAY LESS FLOWER KINGS. *Please*.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:57 pm
by ProgScape

Don't worry. You'll never hear them on my radio show. :)

- mike.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:45 pm
by ianmitchell
Personally I like the Flower Kings (most of the time), but to each his own. To answer your questions:

1) Solid musicianship, stylistic connection to the 70's bands that introduced most people to prog combined with some more modern elements, and catchy melodies on a lot of their songs (though the last seems to be missing on some of their recent albums).

2) No idea.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:34 pm
by cavalier
.. one blink of an eye..

Don? what kind of vessel .. solid musicianship?

the day the ears went fly. First class laugh, eh klaxon. ...tooooot....

Re: Why Flower Kings?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:25 pm
by pizzaslicer87
Dude, I truly respect your opinion.. but FK's marvelous! Just gotta get into.. surely it didn't work out for you