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    Yeah, this John Benjamin recording I don't get at...

    Yeah, this John Benjamin recording I don't get at all. Ms. Jenkins and Mr. Vehadia I at least understand: they are deluded people who imagine that their singing is good when it is in fact terrible....
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    I'm sure you have the remastered Byrds cd where...

    I'm sure you have the remastered Byrds cd where there is a "bonus" track of Crosby chewing some band member... Was it Clarke? I just remember Croz ranting about "it's all your ego, man...". Not sure...
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    I had never heard of Florence Foster Jenkins...

    I had never heard of Florence Foster Jenkins before your post, but she is clearly an inspiration for folks like Mr. Vehadija. I am amazed how popular she remains online. I found this gem...

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    I would say that the first Light Freedom Revival...

    I would say that the first Light Freedom Revival CD, the mouthful "Eterniverse Deja Vu" is enjoyable in an amateur sort of way. Vehadija has written all the songs and he does have a knack for hooks,...
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    Soft Machine Vol. 2/Third/4. The great thing is,...

    Soft Machine Vol. 2/Third/4. The great thing is, there are actually some clips of them working on 4. There's enough, about 10 minutes, to really give you a feel for what it was like.

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    Well I'm relieved to know that they sent someone...

    Well I'm relieved to know that they sent someone to take care of this important issue. :)
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    I would, er, listen to it before being excited...

    I would, er, listen to it before being excited about it. I found some clips on Youtube a while ago, when I first heard about this. I guess you might say they're "interesting"?
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    The simple guitar patterns under the verses...

    The simple guitar patterns under the verses really lend themselves to a metallic approach. So, yeah, good stuff within a genre I don't hugely care for. Well before the end, the Dream Theater drums...
  9. RIP. Fountains of Wayne were one of the last...

    RIP. Fountains of Wayne were one of the last great gasps of college/indie rock. Great tunes though they never did get as big as I thought they deserved. But again I think their style was on the way...
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    Yesterday I finally ordered the complete...

    Yesterday I finally ordered the complete Earthworks box set; reading this now made me glad I did. I was torn about it because I already own almost half of the set. But EW were a great group of bands,...
  11. Yes this is up there with the best neo-Canterbury...

    Yes this is up there with the best neo-Canterbury of the last 30 years, right up there with DFA, Billy Bottle, and Volare.
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    Big :up on the Zopp! Best neo-Canterbury I've...

    Big :up on the Zopp! Best neo-Canterbury I've heard in a long time. I've only listened on bandcamp but will purchase as soon as Steve or Ken stock it.
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    I was going to ask the same thing. Probably not...

    I was going to ask the same thing. Probably not worth getting more than one; I doubt there is much to distinguish them. But having one would be cool. There are still seven shows available on the...
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    A little off topic but this probably isn't worth...

    A little off topic but this probably isn't worth starting its own thread for, so...

    In college I bought Brothers in Arms on LP. Everyone had it; didn't really need my own in my dorm! But anyway...
  15. Far From Home is in sound and spirit a Winwood...

    Far From Home is in sound and spirit a Winwood solo record. A decent one, but as you say, by the mid-90s that sound was on the way out anyway. I remember a magazine review at the time wondered why...
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    Hah! I know #76. Gerald is a rather old but good...

    Hah! I know #76. Gerald is a rather old but good mouse. I know a few others but I'll let you all contribute...
  17. I have rarely been able to interest my wife in...

    I have rarely been able to interest my wife in prog, and long ago stopped trying. When we were first dating in the mid-90s every music-related date seemed to turn into a calamity for one crazy reason...
  18. For me, Barleycorn is the band at its peak. A...

    For me, Barleycorn is the band at its peak. A seamless synthesis of rock, folk, soul, even some funk & blues. And it ends up sounding proggy as well after all that. Not sure how but gawd... What an...
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    ^^^ "coloured vinyl only release" :( Great...

    ^^^ "coloured vinyl only release" :(

    Great album cover though. Might be worth owning just for that!

    SM should also consider releasing their Iridium show that has been up on Youtube since the...
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    And I've been listening to Jarrett's classical...

    And I've been listening to Jarrett's classical output... I mentioned his Shostakovich earlier in the thread but also Handel Suites for Keyboard and JS Bach Viola & Cembalo Sonatas. Nice stuff. Very...
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    What do you think of Secret Life? I finally...

    What do you think of Secret Life?

    I finally got around to listening to that one a year or two ago (on Youtube) because I saw a reference that it was Stevie's Topographic. So it's THAT good? I...
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    Hi, this is Arturs' daughter, Anna. I completely...

    Hi, this is Arturs' daughter, Anna. I completely disagree and think the cover of the Asgard ragnarokkr perfectly conveys the concept of the Norse mythology apocalypse. The chaos is representative of...
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    +1. Great cover on an even better record!

    +1. Great cover on an even better record!
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    13867 I'm surprised I've never seen this gem...

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    I'm surprised I've never seen this gem featured on a "bad cover" thread...
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    For me this was his most memorable role. And yes...

    For me this was his most memorable role. And yes I too always thought he was much older; more like 65. So when I saw this thread title I couldn't believe he had still been alive all this time. Well...
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    I dunno. Against all Odds is a little better here...

    I dunno. Against all Odds is a little better here than on the other video. But not nearly enough. I made an agreement with myself to never see another show where the singer is struggling to hit notes...
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    I remember at some point in time before CAS...

    I remember at some point in time before CAS hearing a rumor (very possibly total BS) that Tony and Mike were talking with Hackett about rejoining and apparently had considered Wetton for lead vocals....
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    I watch the 2007 Rome DVD a few times every year...

    I watch the 2007 Rome DVD a few times every year and think "yeah they still had it then." I'm sorry I didn't see that tour. Hopefully this goes well and they might hit the states in 2021. It would be...
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    Loud! So everyone else can enjoy them too.

    Loud! So everyone else can enjoy them too.
  30. Anyone remember several years ago we had a thread...

    Anyone remember several years ago we had a thread about bands who had released new studio albums every decade since the 60s? There ended up being a fair number that had released albums in each of the...
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    You know I used to think the same thing, then I...

    You know I used to think the same thing, then I tried this "Discipline Life Hack"... Play only one song at a time. Give your ears at least a 10 minute rest in between tracks. Let the themes you can...
  32. A friend and I went to kill time at a record...

    A friend and I went to kill time at a record store circa 1982 and Bill's "Love that Whirls" album was playing. My friend liked it enough to buy it. He then loaned it to me and I was hooked. I'm...
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    I am disappointed that Dave Greenslade is not on...

    I am disappointed that Dave Greenslade is not on board. Nonetheless I'd see this in a heartbeat if they ever came to the US. And... Malcolm Mortimore??! That's quite a surprise. Those of you who...
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    How much you want to bet that the band has no...

    How much you want to bet that the band has no idea their music is up on Amazon for download? See the recent DAI KAHT/DUN reissue thread...
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    Great album! Spinning it right now: halfway...

    Great album! Spinning it right now: halfway through Into the Dream. Note that the murkiness, when it occurs, is primarily limited to the vocals and guitar. I think it is probably intentional; as...
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    All our favorite prog bands have put out some...

    All our favorite prog bands have put out some crap albums here and there, but three in a row? I can't think of anyone other than ELP who have achieved that feat! Well done.
  37. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    I've been on a major PMG kick lately so this...

    I've been on a major PMG kick lately so this really hurts. I've watched The Way Up DVD about 10 times in the last month. Lyle is astounding on that thing. Just a few days ago I was pondering why it...
  38. I wonder how many artists the richest man in the...

    I wonder how many artists the richest man in the world is screwing over in this fashion??! I corresponded with one of the Trettioariga Kriget guys about this issue as well. Amazon was selling their...
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    Amen, bro... Me too. Journey still finds its way...

    Amen, bro... Me too. Journey still finds its way into my CD player on a regular basis. Besides I don't see how anyone could not love a piece of music that features inflatable dinosaurs... :)

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    My guess is that a lot of this new Red Planet...

    My guess is that a lot of this new Red Planet disc plus some of Jon's 1000 Hands *is* the material they worked on together. It might simply be a matter of economics. It's possible (in the UK anyway)...
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    we discussed this point in another thread about a...

    we discussed this point in another thread about a year ago, and someone (not me) made a very astute observation: they can't rock because the music is all synched up to videos. Part of being able to...
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    Odd that this one hasn't been mentioned yet: ...

    Odd that this one hasn't been mentioned yet:

    Anglagard: Hybris, Epilog, Viljan's Oga. All three ***** stone classics!
  43. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Yes the MV craze was a wild phenomenon for a year...

    Yes the MV craze was a wild phenomenon for a year or two. I'll add a story with a female component. I was killing some time at a Tower CD store when FTM came out and this bleach blond lady probably...
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    I need to check out Go4. Honestly the clip Steve...

    I need to check out Go4. Honestly the clip Steve posted is the first thing I have ever knowingly heard by them and it has piqued my interest. The guitarist is very inventive on this track. RIP.
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    Backstage Pass is included, in full, on the...

    Backstage Pass is included, in full, on the in-print Capitol Years box. Which has everything complete from First Under the Wire through No Reins. It's a great box for around $40.
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    I think none of these have yet been mentioned... ...

    I think none of these have yet been mentioned...

    Bruford: Feels Good to Me, One of a Kind, Gradually Going Tornado (I know GGT is not a classic for some folks but for me it ranks right up there...
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    Soft Machine: vol. 2, 3rd, 4. There's also: 6, 7,...

    Soft Machine: vol. 2, 3rd, 4. There's also: 6, 7, Bundles.
  48. :up I love that crazy Szobel record. Of course...

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    I love that crazy Szobel record. Of course I would never have heard it without your reissue so a big thanks is in order. But when I listen to it sometimes I think WTF were Arista thinking??!...
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    Wow. I never knew Zappa had come to Bethlehem...

    Wow. I never knew Zappa had come to Bethlehem when I lived there. Don't know how I missed that because I was quite aware of Zappa even at 13. But yeah Stabler attracted a lot of major acts when they...
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    Yep, probably thanks to that show I am here on PE...

    Yep, probably thanks to that show I am here on PE 40 years later. The Drama band were very well received in Bethlehem, nonstop cheering throughout. I think there was a "holy shit! Yes is coming to...
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    Yes it was the MSG show I'm pretty sure. I...

    Yes it was the MSG show I'm pretty sure. I remember listening to it on air. But I think that is the one they used for the "Word is Live" Drama tracks, and there's a nasty buzz throughout.

    I have...
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    Yes, the current lineup is amazing. Well worth...

    Yes, the current lineup is amazing. Well worth the time and effort and cash to go see them. Particularly so given that the "new" Brand X has a drums/percussion duo instead of just a drummer, possibly...
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    It made me laugh... They effectively satirized...

    It made me laugh... They effectively satirized the endless waffling by music critics about whether Yes is great or terrible.
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    RIP. I only know the first Et Cetera record but...

    RIP. I only know the first Et Cetera record but it is a great one. Knirsch has been on my "to buy" list forever and I will have to rectify that.
  55. Thread: The Bad Plus

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    Yes. TBP were here in Iowa City this past summer...

    Yes. TBP were here in Iowa City this past summer for our Jazz Festival. Their two shows were packed (~150 each) even though they were one of the few non-free events that weekend. While my mind was...
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    I've owned a DVD bootleg of the Glasgow show for...

    I've owned a DVD bootleg of the Glasgow show for over a decade. I'm really happy it exists. Probably my very favorite Yes-on-video performance beating out Yessongs by a hair and also the great bonus...
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    ++rimshot!++

    ++rimshot!++
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    I have that mug too! It's a beautiful...

    I have that mug too! It's a beautiful reproduction of the album cover and my kids love it. They have fought over who gets to drink from it... Of course that means I rarely get it.

    The funny thing...
  59. I would not quite characterize the Asia debut as...

    I would not quite characterize the Asia debut as a *prog* classic but I agree in general. We Gen Xers were young enough to just have fun with what it was rather than be disappointed by what it wasn't
  60. I own or have owned (a few on vinyl or cassette...

    I own or have owned (a few on vinyl or cassette that I haven't replaced) 72 of the PA top 100. I too am surprised how proggy my tastes apparently are. Among the remaining 28 there are several where I...
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