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    Totally agree with that. I have bad knees after...

    Totally agree with that. I have bad knees after 30 years of playing basketball and street hockey for fun, I had to sit down 3 times at the wall by the soundboard just to give them a rest. I like...
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    The fact that the equipment is being sold because...

    The fact that the equipment is being sold because of the way he died?

    Does anyone know what happened to the two keyboards that he only used on the BSS tour, 2/3 of the proposed Moog Constellation...
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    I went to the show at the Wiltern last night,...

    I went to the show at the Wiltern last night, really liked the show a lot. I saw Porcupine Tree twice, fist time seeing one of his solo tours. There was a good turnout, nice to see so many ELP and...
  4. Sure, I got what you meant, I just took the...

    Sure, I got what you meant, I just took the opportunity to post that stuff about the piles of cocaine and debauchery that went on before that clip was filmed. :)

    That is a great live artifact of...
  5. If by "fully functional" you mean "probably...

    If by "fully functional" you mean "probably snorted enough cocaine during that time to make Elton John jealous", sure. :) It was a few years before that show, but they recorded Vol. 4 here in Los...
  6. It's sad to me that the ELP videography of their...

    It's sad to me that the ELP videography of their 1970-74 period is such a mess. The hideous cartoons in Pictures. The incomplete concerts from Europe in 1970/71. The Manticore documentary having...
  7. Went to the show on Saturday at UCLA's great...

    Went to the show on Saturday at UCLA's great Royce Hall. Had seats in the back row of the balcony, dead center, the sound was decent (could have been a little louder and cleaner). I'm going to echo...
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    Was introduced to them by a co-worker, love what...

    Was introduced to them by a co-worker, love what I've heard so far and they're videos are hilarious. They're supposed to release 5 albums in 2017 alone, the 2 I've heard so far are really good. Would...
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    I'm much more picky about going to shows at the...

    I'm much more picky about going to shows at the arena/stadium level but I don't mind paying $25-$40 for a GA floor spot at a smaller venue. For example, spent $35 on Kasabian at the 2,000 capacity...
  10. Did a quick check of their discography, I'd love...

    Did a quick check of their discography, I'd love to get live stuff from the ca. 1972-77 era. I have about 40 CD's of stuff that I downloaded from not-at-all-legal sources from that era, but a lot of...
  11. Saw this last night while looking at the official...

    Saw this last night while looking at the official ELP site to see if they had any t-shirts with the Brain Salad Surgery cover on it:



    $150, not a bad deal.
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    I went to the Greek Theater show here in Los...

    I went to the Greek Theater show here in Los Angeles last Wednesday, June 21st.

    Set 1:
    Neurotica
    Pictures of a City
    Radical Action III
    Cirkus
    Lizard (part '(c) The Battle of Glass Tears'...
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    I have a buddy who is a huge Melvins fan, he's...

    I have a buddy who is a huge Melvins fan, he's played me some of their stuff. We're going to the show on 8/22 at the Echo in Silver Lake. It's a really small club with barely enough room to fit a...
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    Good God you're boring, you Oslo loon. :roll ...

    Good God you're boring, you Oslo loon. :roll Here, you can add these two neo-prog bands to your list the next time you drop in to a thread to snark that I like Porcupine Tree more than some...
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    I love the new album, it's very well-produced,...

    I love the new album, it's very well-produced, the songs are tight and catchy and even though they'll probably never top Crack the Skye, that's OK. As I mentioned in another thread, I saw them live...
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    I went to the Mastodon show at the Hollywood...

    I went to the Mastodon show at the Hollywood Palladium (great venue) last Thursday. They were amazing, put on a great show both musically and visually. The focus was on the new album, which is a...
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    Well, crap. My buddies and I went to the show in...

    Well, crap. My buddies and I went to the show in Pasadena the night before because it was the rare Black Show. Damn! :(

    As for a new Tool album, until I hold the CD in my greedy little hands, I...
  18. My two friends and I agreed after the show, The...

    My two friends and I agreed after the show, The Battle of Epping Forest just doesn't work as a complete piece. It has some great parts to it, but parts of it feel glued on, for lack of better phrase...
  19. I went to the "Black" show at The Rose in...

    I went to the "Black" show at The Rose in Pasadena (California) last night, my two buddies and I really enjoyed it.

    The venue is one of those "we're going to make you buy a crappy dinner if you...
  20. Going the The Black Show on Saturday, I assume...

    Going the The Black Show on Saturday, I assume those photos are from that particular show. Looking forward to this, saw them do The Lamb twice, it was incredible both times.
  21. Thread: Manakin

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    Ah, Manakin. Saw them a few times here in Los...

    Ah, Manakin. Saw them a few times here in Los Angeles, a couple of small clubs that could barely hold all their equipment on the tiny stages. IIRC, the keyboard player was lugging around a full-on...
  22. Thread: Phish?

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    The downside is that some of us live 3000 miles...

    The downside is that some of us live 3000 miles away and can't afford flight + hotel + tickets + bar tab to go to any of the MSG shows. :cool

    Rumor is a shorter tour after that, including 3 nights...
  23. Thread: Phish?

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    Thought night 2 was much better. They were...

    Thought night 2 was much better. They were tighter for a start, the setlist flowed better, some nice jams. Always nice to hear the song Fuego, nice to hear Peaches & Regalia again, loved the solo in...
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    Well, that was underwhelming last night. I...

    Well, that was underwhelming last night. I thought it was sloppy, under-rehearsed and except for the Golden Age jam, not very much good improv at all. Trey was flat out bad at some points, Fish...
  25. Thread: Phish?

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    Really looking forward to the MSG run. They...

    Really looking forward to the MSG run. They played some really hot stuff in Las Vegas for Halloween, I hope they bust out some stuff they haven't done in a while. About another three hours to go.....
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    I was a huge Moody Blues fan from the late 60's...

    I was a huge Moody Blues fan from the late 60's until the mid-70's, my older brother played those albums a lot. Never really got in them during "the Moraz years", but I still pull out In Search of...
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    Very sad news, but not unexpected as he was a...

    Very sad news, but not unexpected as he was a heavy smoker for years. He's still my favorite rock singer ever but I didn't have a chance to hear ELP live in their glory days (1970-74) as I got in to...
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    That whole Buffalo show from 7/26/74 is...

    That whole Buffalo show from 7/26/74 is incredible, the Tarkus in amazing too. That's on the Manticore Bootleg Box #2, which also included a great Trilogy show from the Hammersmith Odeon and a really...
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    I *think* the first song ELP ever played together...

    I *think* the first song ELP ever played together was 21st Century Schizoid Man, which was dropped fairly quickly in the rehearsal process (it showed up later, of course, on the Manticore box set in...
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    I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Los...

    I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, in the late 70's my friends and I would go to this theater in Canoga Park most Fridays as it was the only place to see the ELP Lyceum film under...
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    From the new website: A small, versatile and...

    From the new website: A small, versatile and independent website "packed with exciting ways to extract your hard-earned pay"

    Hahahahaha.
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    I was 23 when I spent a lot of money to get the...

    I was 23 when I spent a lot of money to get the Market Square Heroes single as an import in late 1982. I'd heard about the band through Kerrang! and Sounds, I actually liked Twelfth Night's Fact and...
  33. The show in Chicago on 10/27 had a few changes to...

    The show in Chicago on 10/27 had a few changes to the setlist:

    The Invisible Man
    Power
    Fantastic Place
    Living in F E A R
    Goodbye To All That a) Wave b) Mad
    Afraid of Sunlight
    The New Kings...
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    Whatever, SS, I'm not interested in rehashing...

    Whatever, SS, I'm not interested in rehashing this.

    I didn't "slag" Magma, I simply noted that they were headlining a show, I went to hear the opener Porcupine Tree and that my friend and I left...
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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. You thought I didn't know Magma's...

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. You thought I didn't know Magma's music because I left a show at the West Hollywood HoB 15 minutes after they started because my friend and I were laughing at them and didn't want to...
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    Get over it, you made a fool of yourself once...

    Get over it, you made a fool of yourself once already on that topic. :roll
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    I went to see Marillion at the Saban Theater in...

    I went to see Marillion at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Saturday, they had posters up for this show. I saw The Lamb show twice, I'll probably go to this because of the unusual staging.
  38. Yes, I'm in a very small minority of fans who...

    Yes, I'm in a very small minority of fans who never want to hear a Fish-era song again, I've given up hope that they'll stop doing that stuff. What bugs me is they want it both ways: they're sick of...
  39. I'd love it if Marillion never played another...

    I'd love it if Marillion never played another Fish-era song ever again. They're touring behind an album they strongly believe in, not that far-fetched that they'd concentrate on newer stuff. ...
  40. Setlist from last night: The Invisible Man...

    Setlist from last night:

    The Invisible Man
    Power
    Sounds That Can't Be Made
    Living in Fear
    Fantastic Place
    The New Kings
    Man of a Thousand Faces
    King
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    Love Anoraknophobia, it was great to hear Between...

    Love Anoraknophobia, it was great to hear Between You & Me live on the last US tour.

    Love that song, I'm convinced that if it had better production (i.e. the Afraid of Sunlight album) instead of...
  42. If you listen to WBMF, during the crowd noise...

    If you listen to WBMF, during the crowd noise after that incredible Aquatarkus, you can hear Keith testing out the Moog Apollo, the polyphonic synthesizer that was one of the parts of the Moog...
  43. From the interview: They played all of Brain...

    From the interview:
    They played all of Brain Salad Surgery on the 1973/74 tour.

    Thanks for the link, I just wish Greg and Carl wouldn't use their oft-repeated stories so much. :)
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    A lot of people don't like Cannibal Surf Babe or...

    A lot of people don't like Cannibal Surf Babe or Built In Bastard Radar either, but what do they know? :p

    /I was born in nineteen sixty weird
  45. Really wanted to go up to San Francisco tonight...

    Really wanted to go up to San Francisco tonight but I just can't justify it financially in terms of lost hours at work (I don't get paid for time off yet) + flight + the insane cost of staying...
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    One of my very favorite Marillion songs, I'd love...

    One of my very favorite Marillion songs, I'd love to hear it live.

    God bless America, I mean it
    God bless the UK, I mean it
    God bless la belle France, I mean it
    God help us all

    God bless...
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    SETLIST SPOILER! SETLIST SPOILER! YOU HAVE BEEN...

    SETLIST SPOILER! SETLIST SPOILER! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! :p

    Here's the setlist for the US tour warmup show in Leamington:

    The Invisible Man
    Power
    Sounds That Can't Be Made
    Living In F E A R...
  48. For me, it's not event the timeline of Lucky Man...

    For me, it's not event the timeline of Lucky Man but other things. According to Ed Macan's book, Lake would sneak in to Advision Studios when the other two weren't there and work on Lucky Man. He got...
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    Not really interested in any reissues of this...

    Not really interested in any reissues of this unless they dump Jeremy Bender/The Sheriff (which isn't from the BSS tour, it's from the 1973 European tour in Germany) and added Benny the Bouncer and...
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    I'm the opposite: I got in to Marillion from the...

    I'm the opposite: I got in to Marillion from the get-go when I bought Market Square Heroes as a very pricey import. Saw them every time they came to Los Angeles through the Clutching at Straws tour,...
  51. Got in to Iron Maiden via Powerslave (Rime of the...

    Got in to Iron Maiden via Powerslave (Rime of the Ancient Mariner is my favorite Maiden song), saw them twice in the late 80's, they were an incredible live band. Lost interest after Adrian Smith...
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    I saw the Keith tribute show at a small club, I...

    I saw the Keith tribute show at a small club, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Yes, some of the songs don't work without keyboards but the guitarist did a good job with a lot of the parts....
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    Maybe not in the bands they are known for, but...

    Maybe not in the bands they are known for, but John Baldwin (aka John Paul Jones) took piano lessons at an early age, formally studied music and was a choirmaster & organist as a teenager. He took up...
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    He didn't like the sound, for a start. He'd...

    He didn't like the sound, for a start. He'd worked with "real" orchestras in The Nice, he didn't feel it was adequate. He also didn't like the 8-second limit on notes, the fact that it was largely...
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    I avoid Phish forums like the plague. Between the...

    I avoid Phish forums like the plague. Between the nit-picking because a song isn't played note-perfect, there's the sniping because "Well, that was an OK Gin, but nothing compared to [name favorite...
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    Because some people, like me, occasionally only...

    Because some people, like me, occasionally only want to hear Part 2 and don't feel like having to scroll through 8 minutes + of Part 1 to get to it. I've got reissues where all three Impressions are...
  57. That's the key: if they had wanted to. They...

    That's the key: if they had wanted to. They didn't, especially George, he had zero interest in touring baseball stadiums again. When the Rolling Stones started touring again in 1969, they told The...
  58. I was curious about the setlists for the two Tull...

    I was curious about the setlists for the two Tull concerts I went to.

    First one was on the Too Old.. tour, it was also my first concert at a football (American style :p) stadium:

    Thick as a...
  59. See also: Fish-era Marillion, any "Pink Floyd"...

    See also: Fish-era Marillion, any "Pink Floyd" after Animals, 80's King Crimson and so on and so forth.



    Dammit, I got the titles mixed up and I was watching the Olympics so I didn't bother to...
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    In the early 80's, I went to a couple of record...

    In the early 80's, I went to a couple of record stores here in Los Angeles that had the current editions of Melody Maker, Sounds, NME and Kerrang! I read them all and when the NWOBPR started up, I...
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