Manticore Records was the record label launched by Emerson, Lake and Palmer's production company Manticore in the early 1970s. The name is derived from the manticore featured in the artwork for the album Tarkus. ELP can also stand for Extra Long Play, a format for the VCR tape. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... The manticore is a mythical creature, a kind of chimera with the head of a man — often with horns, blue eyes, several rows of iron teeth, and/or a beautiful/self-harmonic voice — the body of a (sometimes red-furred) lion, and the tail of a dragon or scorpion, which... Tarkus is the second album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ...
The term Manticore is a derived from the Latin, Mantichora, from the greek mantikhoras, being a mistranslation of the Persian words martiya (man) and khvar (to eat), hence the term man-eater as a description.
Nowadays, the manticore is said to inhabit the forests of Asia, particularly Indonesia.
The manticore is also known as the "manticora", the "mantichor", or by a folk etymology, even the "mantiger".
In ancient Persia the Manticore - a mythical creature with the head of a man, body of a lion, and tail of a scorpion - was one of the most feared of the many monsters, demons, and creatures of the night that made life not worth living.
The Manticores image did not improve during the Dark Ages when it acquired a reputation as a vampire with a hearty appetite for young children.
In fact, because of this new Manticore, Emerson, Lake and Palmer - one of the most volatile musical combinations around - is surviving, and thriving on,the group-shattering experience of having all three members record solo albums simultaneously.
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