Greg Lake :bassist, guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist of the progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer .
Watch this acoustic rendition, quite different from the studio version.
Do you wanna be an angel
Do you wanna be a star
Do you wanna play some magic
On my guitar
Do you wanna be a poet
Do you wanna be my string
You could be anything
Sometimes, random comments on YouTube say it best: That voice, those lips, that playing, that face, this song. I could die & go to heaven 🙂
For fans of Emerson Lake and Palmer , including Tom Lee and Joan Hogol .
Thanks for the post.
Thanks, it was hard to pick just one, they are all so awesome!
Rajini Rao Well, guess what, my uncle said he was at one of E.L.P. live concert back in the late 60’s, early 70’s at the Fillmore West in San Francisco which was organized by rock promoter Bill Graham. He said he had a feeling at the time, after the concert, that Greg Lake and Keith Emerson were up to something big. Emerson and Lake joined forces after Emerson”s the Nice and Lake’s band King Crimson group disbanded. Carl Palmer join them as their drummer in 1970. This uncle of mine said he started to buy E.L.P. records frequently. He likes their “Jerusalem” song pretty much!
Thanks for tagging me. Nice post!
Tom Lee , Jerusalem is a beautiful English anthem based on the spiritual poem by William Blake (of Tiger Tiger burning bright fame) who hopes that heaven would be created in place of “dark Satanic mills” apparently a reference to the Industrial revolution. One of my favorite ELP pieces too, although I wonder if you would like Charlotte Church singing it as well: http://youtu.be/nqAJMU8yNZM
These are my favorite lines:
Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
Your uncle rocks! Thanks for the story 🙂
Rajini Rao Typo: Dark Satanic mills. My great grandfather emigrated from Manchester to escape those textile mills.
Mike Stay , of course..it has to rhyme with clouded hills. Will edit asap, thanks!
Textile mills of the north..reminds me of North and South, do you know it? http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/northandsouth/
Back in the day a friend of mine and I used to have endless battles over who was better. He, arguing for ELP, and I, arguing for Yes.
Yes and ELP are always compared, although I never understood why…they are just different. Perhaps because I’ve not got past Owner of a Lonely Heart which is nice but clearly pop-ish..I’m not too familiar with much else of Yes.
I’ve been a fan of Yes since 1974 and have seen them in concert many times, in their various formations, over the years. I’m definitely more a fan of their pre Lonely Heart music as well as their late ’80s appearance as Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe. The current lineup is more a tribute band of itself and I don’t recommend it.
Rajini Rao No, I hadn’t heard of North and South, but it looks interesting. Thanks!
estoy muy de acuerdo, es genial
Gracias por compartir este tipo y calidad de talento, muy raro de encontrar hoy en día.
La gente sensible entiende este tipo de artista
Esa voz, esos labios, que de juego, esa cara, esta canción. Podría morir y ir al cielo 🙂 yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss