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  1. All my music is there so please help me fund my...

    All my music is there so please help me fund my new album ;-)
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    I went to see Three Dog Night 5 years ago and...

    I went to see Three Dog Night 5 years ago and they played Release Release over the PA before the show. It was great hearing it played on a huge PA system. I always liked the "audience" part of the...
  3. I have a friend from Australia who is a huge fan...

    I have a friend from Australia who is a huge fan of the band and sends me their albums free.
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    "People forget what a strong singer you are." ;-)

    "People forget what a strong singer you are." ;-)
  5. Still my favorite BOC album. I have a copy signed...

    Still my favorite BOC album. I have a copy signed by the Bouchard brothers.
  6. Styx Crash of the Crown Very solid...

    Styx Crash of the Crown Very solid album.
  7. I like reverb :-)

    I like reverb :-)
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    ^ What a great band! ;-)

    ^ What a great band! ;-)
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    ABWH, Harford Civic Center, Hartford,...

    ABWH, Harford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut. I saw them earlier that week at an ampitheater near Boston and they weren't very good. Very disappointing.
    Then I went to Hartford a few days...
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    I went with my parents to see The Chieftens a few...

    I went with my parents to see The Chieftens a few years back and was completely blown away. I knew they would be OK, but wasn't expecting such a life-affirming experience.
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    Hold Your Fire is one of my favorites.

    Hold Your Fire is one of my favorites.
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    I bought some inexpensive bass pedals in 1982. I...

    I bought some inexpensive bass pedals in 1982. I can't remember the brand, but it certainly wasn't moog. They had about 3 factory preset sounds and that was it. After a few months of constant gigging...
  13. I love Turn Back Time, the last song.

    I love Turn Back Time, the last song.
  14. I love it!

    I love it!
  15. It's not Judas, it's Yudas ;-)

    It's not Judas, it's Yudas ;-)
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    Great Interview with Sting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efRQh2vspVc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efRQh2vspVc
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij7bRDoJ8L8 ...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij7bRDoJ8L8

    Graeme and the Moodies could rock with the best of them ;-) His drumming really brought excitement live.
  18. I missed it as I never was a one to get there in...

    I missed it as I never was a one to get there in the summer. The big park was within walking distance from my GF's house and I used to jog by the place where they sang every morning. I was told it...
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    I didn't delve into their albums until the...

    I didn't delve into their albums until the mid/late 80s . They had taken their sabbatical when I first was getting into music seriously so they weren't in the public eye as much from 73-78. I went to...
  20. I was in a relationship with a woman from Latvia...

    I was in a relationship with a woman from Latvia and I visited there at least 5 times. They have a big festival every summer where at least 10,000 singers get together in a park in Riga and sing.
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2rkUdhmM-9A&fbclid=I...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2rkUdhmM-9A&fbclid=IwAR2FlfMJ7K7aZyhTMDnQ3S5VN7FBW5LgXpIGRnPHlVcQDGrgE5lsre-jlHE
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    https://m.soundcloud.com/andrew-laitres/the-dawntr...

    https://m.soundcloud.com/andrew-laitres/the-dawntreader this is my version of Joni's song from her first album.
  24. Nothing like judging someone that you don't...

    Nothing like judging someone that you don't really know.
  25. This and Foxtrot are the best Genesis albums in...

    This and Foxtrot are the best Genesis albums in my opinion , though Trespass is my personal favorite.
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    Pinder admitted in a documentary a few years back...

    Pinder admitted in a documentary a few years back that he once got annoyed with Graeme for constantly interrupting him during a session where the group was arranging a song. Pinder was deep in the...
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    He was a unique drummer. Like Ringo, Charlie...

    He was a unique drummer. Like Ringo, Charlie Watts, Keith Moon, Mick Avery etc. he was the perfect drummer for the band he was in.
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    R.I.P. Graeme Edge

    Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge has passed away. He was 80. Strangely, I was just thinking about him yesterday while on a bike ride.
  29. I'm watching the documentary, very fascinating! I...

    I'm watching the documentary, very fascinating! I love his guitar playing.
  30. Like "The Wall", I feel this would have been a...

    Like "The Wall", I feel this would have been a much stronger single album. But then I love all 4 sides of "Tales From Topographic Oceans" so what do I know? ;-)
  31. A few years ago I found a sealed original vinyl...

    A few years ago I found a sealed original vinyl of this album at my local shop for $3. Yes, $3. I immediately bought it of course. I only ever had it on cassette until then. I bought Fugazi on vinyl...
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    I've tried to like Magnification over the years...

    I've tried to like Magnification over the years and dig it out every year or so, but it still leaves me cold.
  33. When I bought this on cassette in 1983 because of...

    When I bought this on cassette in 1983 because of the cover, I knew it was a progressive rock album after quickly scanning the credits("Rickenbacker Bass, Taurus Pedals"). This was an exciting thing...
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    I'm going to pass on the judgement until I see a...

    I'm going to pass on the judgement until I see a clip.
  35. I love Stormwatch.

    I love Stormwatch.
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    Jon and Yes have helped me get through many rough...

    Jon and Yes have helped me get through many rough patches in my life. I've been a fan since I was 14 years old.
    4 years ago I was in a relationship with a woman from California. It went south when...
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    The album is growing on me. The high points for...

    The album is growing on me. The high points for me are IceBridge, Future Memories, Western Edge, and Living Island. I think I got the titles right ;'-)
  38. I don't want to bore the uninitiated in...

    I don't want to bore the uninitiated in attendance.
  39. The last ten minutes of Suppers Ready.

    The last ten minutes of Suppers Ready.
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    Wow, I have lived in Vermont my whole life and I...

    Wow, I have lived in Vermont my whole life and I have never heard of these guys until now. Fascinating documentary!
  41. I think another factor is that on cell phone mics...

    I think another factor is that on cell phone mics they tend to pick up certain frequencies louder than others. On the Craig clip the snare is VERY loud and his cymbal work is barely audible. This ...
  42. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rNu1Hhxgts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rNu1Hhxgts
  43. I went back and listened to the Foxtrot version...

    I went back and listened to the Foxtrot version and it was much simpler than I remembered and I think Craig is playing that arrangement. I guess I was used to hearing the amazing Genesis live...
  44. Tales is top 3 for me.

    Tales is top 3 for me.
  45. ^The drums during 9/8 are definitely simplified....

    ^The drums during 9/8 are definitely simplified. Collins' original drum part is busier with unpredictable fills and on the edge playing.
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    I saw him with the Chieftains about 7or 8 years...

    I saw him with the Chieftains about 7or 8 years ago in a theater in Keene , NH. I went with my parents and I wasnt expecting much. It was a total life affirming show and I was blown away on many...
  47. I prefer the USA release(I have both). I think...

    I prefer the USA release(I have both). I think Barry Hay's father was English, hence the English with no accent. I saw them open for Aerosmith around1978 and they blew Aerosmith off the stage.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Re-Union-Yes/dp/B01G4CA0IY/...

    https://www.amazon.com/Re-Union-Yes/dp/B01G4CA0IY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=yes+re-union+cd&qid=1633862989&sr=8-1
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    I think Miracle of Life is a fantastic song. I...

    I think Miracle of Life is a fantastic song.

    I bought a BMG music version a few years back called "Re-Union" that shaves it down to 10 songs. They leave off Dangerous, Ankor Wat, evensong, and,...
  50. Vocals often suffer on phone shot YouTube videos....

    Vocals often suffer on phone shot YouTube videos. I think its because the mics in phones only pick up certain frequencies.
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    I went to the concerts in San Luis Obispo that...

    I went to the concerts in San Luis Obispo that eventually became the Keys albums. I stayed at the same hotel as most of the band and had a conversation with Rick Wakeman, who often hung out in the...
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    I agree, and I would add "Not About Us" to your...

    I agree, and I would add "Not About Us" to your list. I think they should have at least trimmed off "Small Talk", "Uncertain Weather", "If That's What you need" , and "Shipwrecked".
    Also some better...
  53. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWYgvLu9XlA&list=O...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWYgvLu9XlA&list=OLAK5uy_nCxONhqQur8N_TUlLnfJeOFSUEPeAKYXI&index=5

    This is from a very dark ambient album by David Arkenstone. It is not typical of his work but...
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    I'm glad to see all the love for One Man's Fool!...

    I'm glad to see all the love for One Man's Fool! I've loved this song for years and feel its as good as any period of the band. I was always puzzled that this song was seldom mentioned in reviews or...
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    God.

    God.
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    VI doesn't get much love here but I think it is a...

    VI doesn't get much love here but I think it is a very strong album. I particularly like Lamm's "Hollywood" and "Something In This City Changes People".
  57. My apologies, I spelt your name wrong. But the...

    My apologies, I spelt your name wrong. But the wish still stands ;-)
  58. Donovan "Sunshine Superman" album.

    Donovan "Sunshine Superman" album.
  59. The latest remaster has both the original vinyl...

    The latest remaster has both the original vinyl mix and also the '72 remix as well as a surround (quadraphonic ) mix .
  60. I've always loved this album. Yes the orchestra ...

    I've always loved this album. Yes the orchestra is syrupy in places, but there are also many places where it is mesmerizing or powerful.

    My question to all: do you prefer the original vinyl mix...
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