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  1. Yes, they were talking about it on their facebook...

    Yes, they were talking about it on their facebook page(s). Finishing off the final album, and then even a tour. Covid messed up that timeline, but this was their game plan, regarding SGM, Idiot Flesh...
  2. Seven Impale would be pretty sweet too, as I've...

    Seven Impale would be pretty sweet too, as I've seen them mentioned a couple of times.

    Neil
  3. Three that come to mind: Echolyn Present...

    Three that come to mind:

    Echolyn
    Present
    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (finishing up the unreleased tracks)

    Neil
  4. I was one of those thousands and it was great and...

    I was one of those thousands and it was great and I'm so glad that I went, but they are certainly not in their heyday.

    Neil
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    Hey, thanks Trane. I missed this one upon...

    Hey, thanks Trane. I missed this one upon release. Really digging it so far.

    Neil
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    Haha! Very nice. Neil

    Haha! Very nice.

    Neil
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    It might be good for what it is. I wouldn't know,...

    It might be good for what it is. I wouldn't know, because I don't like what it is. That is, in my opinion...as I see it...based only on my own personal judgement...My view and mine alone...

    Neil
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    Yes, he did that quite a bit. I went home from...

    Yes, he did that quite a bit. I went home from visits to Chicago on more than one occasion, with CD packages from Uncle Norm in tow. He also mailed me a couple, too. Norm loved turning people on to...
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    The Seattle Pinball Museum is excellent, and a...

    The Seattle Pinball Museum is excellent, and a ton of fun! One price let's you play all the machines for hours, and they have a great selection. And it's neat how they arrange them from the 60s...
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    Well, I may not own a copy, but it's my favourite...

    Well, I may not own a copy, but it's my favourite post-PG album! I look forward to checking out your latest.

    Neil
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    A string quartet playing Halloween themed music...

    A string quartet playing Halloween themed music in a church - early November
    Genesis - late November

    That's all she wrote for my live 2021 experiences. I already have a lot of concerts that I'd...
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    My top 20. As others have noted, a very strong...

    My top 20. As others have noted, a very strong year. As usual for me, instrumental releases predominate (13 out of 20), although my top two have vocals. After the first 3, it could pretty well be a...
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    A worthy cause, an incredible array of bands and...

    A worthy cause, an incredible array of bands and music, and a wonderful tribute to a dear friend. I usually do downloads these days, but I am definitely getting this Cd.

    Neil
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    ^^He also played Back in NYC, as an encore, for...

    ^^He also played Back in NYC, as an encore, for at least some of his first solo tour.

    Neil
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    I have 10 of those, and we share #1's. Neil

    I have 10 of those, and we share #1's.

    Neil
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    ^^Maybe we should get Squids on the case! He...

    ^^Maybe we should get Squids on the case! He seems to have their ear, since he got Duchess into the set list over Misunderstanding.

    But why stop there? Let's get Steve Hackett and Ant Phillips on...
  17. FERNANDO MOLINARI-REACHING INSIDE. Great new fusion album.

    Hey, thought that I'd try starting a thread on this brand new release. IMO, it's an absolutely scorching new fusion album, spearheaded by South American bassist Fernando Molinari. Probably not a very...
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    This. Neil

    This.

    Neil
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    That wouldn't upset me at all. Especially given...

    That wouldn't upset me at all. Especially given the last show is in England.

    Neil
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    I'm afraid I did think it was a bit boring at the...

    I'm afraid I did think it was a bit boring at the show I saw, and noticeably so with the crowd too, as there was low energy and interest during it, with lots of bathroom trips. Glad it went over well...
  21. Well, it's the wrong opinion of course, but...

    Well, it's the wrong opinion of course, but killed is a bit uncalled for, I'd say. ;)

    Neil
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    Here you go Greg: At TD Garden, Genesis...

    Here you go Greg:

    At TD Garden, Genesis answers their own question
    On what might be the band’s final tour, these veteran rockers delivered, and maybe that’s a good way to go out

    When Genesis...
  23. Well, there you go. I'm on the other side of the...

    Well, there you go. I'm on the other side of the fence, lol. Hopefully we can all make good neigbours, no matter the side!

    Neil
  24. Love this album. It was my first by TP, and still...

    Love this album. It was my first by TP, and still my favourite. I consider it one of the absolute benchmarks of the RIO genre. I also love In Extremis and In This Life, but this one holds a special...
  25. That was a great show at RIO 2013 Matt, the only...

    That was a great show at RIO 2013 Matt, the only one that I attended. So glad to see Mirthkon live, as I missed out at the Chicago show, due to Wally's health issues on that tour.

    Neil
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    I think I bypassed this one a little too hastily....

    I think I bypassed this one a little too hastily. I have the first one, and like it well enough. The second track reminds me a bit of their fellow Norway proggers Seven Impale. Thanks for bringing it...
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    I'm laughing way too hard it this. Having said...

    I'm laughing way too hard it this. Having said that, depression is no laughing matter.

    Neil
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    One thing about this doc, is now I REALLY want to...

    One thing about this doc, is now I REALLY want to know how the Abbey Road album sessions went. Did things get worse? Did Paul become more controlling/invested? And what of the John/Yoko situation?...
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    After viewing the whole thing, my takeaways, as a...

    After viewing the whole thing, my takeaways, as a Beatles fan...more than casual, less than uber.

    1) Not too long, due to the historical importance of the footage, and hey, it's the Beatles. I...
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    Sticky: Explosive new fusion album from Fernando...

    Explosive new fusion album from Fernando Molinari. Great compositions that lean towards rock, stellar production and some high-powered guests such as Marco Minneman. And if you are into bass...well,...
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    Explosive new fusion album from Fernando...

    Explosive new fusion album from Fernando Molinari. Great compositions that lean towards rock, stellar production and some high-powered guests such as Marco Minneman. And if you are into bass...well,...
  32. It's a good one. Neil

    It's a good one.

    Neil
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    It's definitely in mine! Neil

    It's definitely in mine!

    Neil
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    Haha. Either that, or they just don't want to...

    Haha. Either that, or they just don't want to lose money, lol. It's a tricky situation. I want to release a vinyl of an album my band is almost finished...even if I have to pay for most of it myself,...
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    My problem here in Canada, too. Whether from...

    My problem here in Canada, too. Whether from Europe, the US or just about anywhere. Living on this side of the pond, fine US based vendors such as Laser's Edge and Cuneiform are somewhat cheaper, but...
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    If they are recording, yes. If they are just up...

    If they are recording, yes. If they are just up for the live feed to the screens for the show on that day, then no.

    Neil
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    Hey Greg. It's a little bit confusing. There is a...

    Hey Greg. It's a little bit confusing. There is a sneaky scroll bar, to the right of the European dates listings. Underneath those are the Canadian shows.

    Neil
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    ^^ I actually thought that there has been more of...

    ^^ I actually thought that there has been more of a buzz with this album. Anyways, not saying that you are wrong, but I will say that a friend of mine who is part of a project that released an album...
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    ^^I feel the same way about books. I'll never...

    ^^I feel the same way about books. I'll never switch to kindle...I need a book in my hand.

    And you are right, CDs aren't going away just yet. However, Fernando Molinari, an awesome bassist from...
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    Well, I'm on the digital files side of the...

    Well, I'm on the digital files side of the equation, and I know that I'm not alone. Nothing against those that love physical product, but I think that "little to no interest on sites like this", is...
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    Sticky: Thanks Zapp. I'm going to check it out, for sure!...

    Thanks Zapp. I'm going to check it out, for sure!

    Neil
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    Not necessarily disagreeing, but 'prog' is one of...

    Not necessarily disagreeing, but 'prog' is one of the genre links on Field Music's bandcamp page and the band are the one's who choose the tags.

    Neil
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    This just shows me how wide the gap is between,...

    This just shows me how wide the gap is between, oh, I don't know...flashy magazine poll prog and what I listen to. I've bought a ton of stuff this year, but don't own a single release on that list,...
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    Saw the second Toronto show last night. I was as...

    Saw the second Toronto show last night. I was as skeptical and on the fence about going as anyone, but I am so glad that I did. Much better than I could have hoped for. This was the perfect time to...
  45. Yes, that is a great track. Lots of inventive...

    Yes, that is a great track. Lots of inventive stuff going on here on this disc, with loads of great piano playing especially standing out. It's a bit of a departure/maturing of style but still a...
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    Well, I would never do that anymore. Especially...

    Well, I would never do that anymore. Especially with bandcamp, youtube, etc. out there, there are plenty of options to try before you buy.

    Neil
  47. I've listened to my download twice. It's a good...

    I've listened to my download twice. It's a good one, Greg.

    Neil
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    :lol Neil

    :lol

    Neil
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    Band loyalty vs. diminishing returns

    Randomly scrolling through facebook, I recently saw a post wherein the new Yes album was under discussion and somebody basically said that he was "guilty" of continuing to buy Yes albums, even though...
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    Nice! Neil

    Nice!

    Neil
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    Sticky: Another interesting release coming out of Norway!...

    Another interesting release coming out of Norway! And from RareNoiseRecords.

    https://thisisredkite.bandcamp.com/album/apophenian-bliss

    Neil
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    I think Ben is what one would call a consummate...

    I think Ben is what one would call a consummate team player. Certainly on the albums, they are few to no ripping solos that I can recall. He is always in service of the song. Tellingly, a friend of...
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    I just don't generally like falsetto. So, whether...

    I just don't generally like falsetto. So, whether it's from a 'white, English kid', or someone from Mars, doesn't matter to me, lol.

    Neil
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    I missed them for the first time in Toronto, as...

    I missed them for the first time in Toronto, as well. I was working, but if I really wanted to go, I could have changed my shift. If they had been headliners, I likely still would have went, but...
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    Unlike most people out there it would seem, I...

    Unlike most people out there it would seem, I loved their last album, You Know What They Mean. I thought it was full of variety, great songs and was a real roller coaster ride of killer riffs and...
  56. Hi. I like what I hear, but will it be available...

    Hi. I like what I hear, but will it be available as a digital download from bandcamp? I'm afraid I'm not really able to afford CDs and Lps with the amount of music that I buy in a year.

    Neil
  57. I'm one listen in, and am really liking what I...

    I'm one listen in, and am really liking what I hear. As you say Bill, lots of skill on display, but not a chops fest at all. Plenty of great moods, that have their own distinct sound and are...
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    :rofl Neil

    :rofl

    Neil
  59. Thread: Wobbler

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    Rites is the only album of theirs that I don't...

    Rites is the only album of theirs that I don't own. Probably because as Trane says, it is too 'yessy'. I've enjoyed the last two quite a bit, though.

    Neil
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    Interesting. I honestly think his voice is the...

    Interesting. I honestly think his voice is the best that it has ever sounded on this track. He always sings in key, and with an earnestness that suits the fact that he wrote the lyrics. Considering...
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