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Beg to Differ [Import]

ProngAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (April 2, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • ASIN: B000026CC4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,578 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. For Dear Life
2. Steady Decline
3. Beg To Differ
4. Lost and Found
5. Your Fear
6. Take It In Hand
7. Intermenstrual, D.S.B. [Instrumental]
8. Right To Nothing
9. Prime Cut
10. Just The Same
11. Third From The Sun [Live]

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prong...Crunchy even in Milk! October 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
What was so great about these guys was the tribal repetitiveness of the interplay between the guitar and drums. It sounds like a war dance, and it should, because they were proteges of Killing Joke. The lyrics are excellent and intelligent, which is a rare thing nowadays. No love ballads, no cries out for radio-play (like they could hope to get any in 1990) just a gut-level, relentless hardcore/thrash assault.
Best Songs- "Your Fear", "Beg to Differ", "Take it In Hand", "Prime Cut", "For Dear Life"
This and "Force Fed" are the ones to get. "Prove You Wrong" and "Cleansing" are ok, but too industrial and commercial for my liking...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Victor-Guitar God May 13, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album encouraged me to pick up a guitar. The production on this album is so pure, cold and sparse...might seem lightweight compared to their later work but has some killer riffs. "Your Fear" is a masterpiece, very original in its structure and probably my favourite prong song ever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Early 1990s metal release that still holds its own July 29, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Prong's "Beg to Differ", released in 1990, still holds its own after eleven years. Tommy Victor's guitar playing on this album is melodic yet still heavy and powerful (though it sometimes does flirt with 1980s hair-band multi-note classical scale soloing); Ted Parsons' drum playing has interesting fast-slow tempo changes on almost every song; and Mike Kirkland's bass playing unobtrusively grounds the heaviness of the music for ensured head banging. I would say the music on "Beg to Differ" verges on sounding "light" compared to some of the speed-metal and metal-punk that has proceeded it, but I think this album can still go head to head with some of these releases too. In terms of the lyrics, Victor's words convey an adolescent anti-authoritarian/anti-capitalist "sell out" anger mixed cryptic imagery pointing to the vacuousness of consumerism. While I now feel (at the ripe old age of 34) these lyrics sometimes take themselves too seriously, I would say that for the most part, they still work. Songs like "Right to Nothing" and "Prime Cut" have great angry imagery and metaphorical language that will either appeal to your sense of humor or your sense of adolescent angst. Check out "Beg to Differ" if you like speed metal with a melodic touch. It's definitely still worth a listen and can help cleanse you when you want to get that head banging, air drums/guitar anti-authoritarian release.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best albums June 13, 2007
By Erik B.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Quite possibly their best album. I've had it on cassette for many years but unfortunately it's begun to wear down and lose sound quality. If you've never listened to Prong before, this is a great album to start with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I am always wary of five star reviews for any album - let's face it, only a fan of the music would bother writing a review anyway, right? However, this album deserves every star it gets.

Like a lot of other reviewers I was sixteen when I first bought this album (on cassette) the year it was released. I can't remember why I decided to buy it, i think it was due to the cover artwork by Pushead - who did the cover art for Metallica's 'One' single, among others. On the first listen I was instantly impressed and hooked. It became part of the soundtrack to my last two years of high school, along with '...And Justice For All', 'The Real Thing', 'Frizzle Fry' and 'Nevermind', just to name a few (gee we were spoilt in the late eighties/early nineties).

Recently I found my old box of tapes and 'Beg To Differ' was the first one I grabbed and put in my stereo. I thought it might have sounded a bit dated, but it hasn't aged a bit. The album is as heavy as it is catchy and contains some of the most memorable metal riffs ever recorded. Tommy Victor shreds and his guitar has an incredible tone, while Ted Parsons (the most underrated drummer ever?) and Mike Kirkland lay down a such a thunderous rythym section that it's hard to believe you're listening to a three piece.

I cannot recommend this album highly enough to any fan of thrash metal or hardcore music. You're gonna love it. Trust me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prong Improve Greatly On 'Differ'...4.5 stars November 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Prong's early work only hinted at the success that Prong would endure on such later releases like CLEANSING and RUDE AWAKENING. The unit of drummer Ted Parsons, bassist Mike Kirkland, and guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor began to show signs of coming together on FORCE FED, but with BEG TO DIFFER, they truly are coming into their own as a thrash unit of primal metal. They are smart musicians, and no doubt BEG TO DIFFER was on a path to prove that statement to be true.

Cuts like the ham-fisted title track and "Steady Decline" showcase the intricate riffs and powerful rhythms that Prong are truly capable of. The interesting addition of a live cover ("Third From The Sun") is actually welcome...Prong is a punishing live unit, and back in the days of BEG TO DIFFER and even during RUDE AWAKENING, Prong truly would rock on stage. Noteworthy cuts include the opening bark of "For Dear Life", the punish of "Your Fear", and the textured instrumental humorously titled "Intermenstrual D.S.B".

Prong would further advance their metal sound on PROVE YOU WRONG and the definitive CLEANSING, but BEG TO DIFFER was the album that truly showed that Prong was beginning to come together as a thrash-metal trio. BEG TO DIFFER remains an important piece of the Prong catalog.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Metal this good never gets old.
Published 16 days ago by Clayton Cawyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Prong
I had this album years ago I don't know why I got rid of it ,but I love this record old trash and shredding metal it great!
Published 1 month ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album, Time Tested
Saw this band live in 1989, during their Beg to Differ tour, and this album still holds up--time tested and good! Excellent mix of melodic metal and nice play with musical styles. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Robert L. Martinez II
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick Ass
Beg To Differ was my favorite metal album of 1990 Prong is criminally underrated..Thanks for the great cd and bringing back some great memories of that time
Published 14 months ago by john
4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid 4
Beg to Differ is Prong first big album they had a album in 1988 called Force Fed but it not near as good as Beg to Differ and Cleansing. Read more
Published on May 17, 2012 by UncleCollector
3.0 out of 5 stars Prong Beg to Differ cd
I'm glad I could find this here because I couldn't find it anywhere else. I'm a long-time Prong fan...Thanks amazon.com!
Published on June 7, 2009 by Cheri Easley
4.0 out of 5 stars vital (hardcore/thrash/punk)band brutal 3 piecs band with original...
prong started out punk and move more metalically as time wore on force feed,this and prove you wrong were essentisallt ground breaking work because no-one at all played their... Read more
Published on October 5, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrash-terpiece That Had a Profound Impact on my Youth!
Where do I begin? I rank this is as one of the greatest albums in metal history.

I was 15 years old when I randomly ordered this from Columbia House Record and Tape Club... Read more
Published on November 20, 2007 by Will
4.0 out of 5 stars Indespensable
Along with fellow New Yorkers Helmet, Unsane and Quicksand and DC hardrockers Clutch, Prong helped redefine heavy music for the 90's. Read more
Published on October 28, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars The originator's!!!!! GREAT ALBUM!!!!
Man ''Pantera(panhorder)'' suck dont they?? ''pantera'' just completley ripped this off for ''vulgar'' and never even mention them as an influence!! SKREW THEM!! Read more
Published on December 7, 2005 by INFESTER
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