While I was Christmas shopping I accidentally ordered a couple of Emerson Lake & Palmer CDs to replace my rips from the old LPs. Listening to Trilogy now, Tarkus on deck.
Dang, I had forgotten how good those guys sounded on high quality speakers... and Trilogy was probably my least favorite ELP album. Abaddon's Bolero gets a bit whiny near the end but the rest of the album sounds wonderful.
EDIT -- while using Google to check the spelling of "Abaddon" I ran across the following quote :
"and no wonder that they were one of the most hated bands among the punk movement, with the Sex Pistols burning Emerson's effigy onstage and suchlike."
It's amazing what you can learn on the Internet