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    Why the surprise? Andy updates this regularly

    Why the surprise? Andy updates this regularly
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    Yeah, would much prefer Pound, Foxtrot or the...

    Yeah, would much prefer Pound, Foxtrot or the extravaganza shows to the Lamb, which they flog a bit too much. Not that I can really complain. Some of my most transcendent concert experiences have...
  3. You mean Chrysalis? Probably auto-correct.....

    You mean Chrysalis? Probably auto-correct.....
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    Farewell Alderbaran is pretty damn unique. An...

    Farewell Alderbaran is pretty damn unique. An amazing record, primarily for that voice and those lyrics. RIP.
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    I've probably seen them pushing 10 times. They...

    I've probably seen them pushing 10 times. They have never been anything less than excellent.
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    I've seen the Lamb show 3 times I think but...

    I've seen the Lamb show 3 times I think but wouldn't bother again. Not a double album I usually do in one sitting.

    Should SEBTP or earlier show come round, I'm there.
  7. I tried these guys again via YT and the organ and...

    I tried these guys again via YT and the organ and drums sound great, they just haven't quite the songs.....for me, anyway.
  8. Thread: Focus

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    It's quite a few years since I last saw them but...

    It's quite a few years since I last saw them but Thijs seemed on a sticky wicket......majorly obese, still smoking....kinda figured I might not see him again.
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    Can you do Sound Chaser in a lounge style....?

    Can you do Sound Chaser in a lounge style....?
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    Pleasure. Wouldn't want to be the only one...

    Pleasure. Wouldn't want to be the only one getting shafted (laughs ruefully emoji)
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    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/ashratom/post-psych...

    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/ashratom/post-psychedelic-proto-progressive-with-female-vocals/
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    Zappa / Erie [Coffret 6CD - Tirage Limité]...

    Zappa / Erie [Coffret 6CD - Tirage Limité] https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09VX9WGKD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_6WDMT8GK1DX57P1RQ0DV
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    It's £100 on UK Amazon which while not exactly...

    It's £100 on UK Amazon which while not exactly cheap is certainly just about bearable.
  14. The occasional bum note is one thing. A bum...

    The occasional bum note is one thing.

    A bum note in parts of varying length going on for a full two hours is another.
  15. :)

    :)
  16. Ooooh that's bad. Tull the lounge act. Sad times.

    Ooooh that's bad. Tull the lounge act. Sad times.
  17. How the whole project could avoid being a totally...

    How the whole project could avoid being a totally lame cheesefest seems unlikely. Let sleeping hare-brained ideas lie I say.
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    I would be asking for my money back. In the UK we...

    I would be asking for my money back. In the UK we have something called the Trades Description Act. This would be akin to selling peanut butter and then delivering jam......both very nice but not...
  19. I Lost My Head, The Albums 1975 - 1980 (2012...

    I Lost My Head, The Albums 1975 - 1980 (2012 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BZ5F6W4/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_QK2XT0FJHQ4ZV1ZZZF0K
  20. Still works fine for me. 😞

    Still works fine for me. 😞
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    Is it just me or do US fans seem to go for Camel...

    Is it just me or do US fans seem to go for Camel in a big way, more so it seems than us in the UK?

    Certainly, among my proggy friends, Camel tended to be second or third division....
  22. Amazon is usually late to list. I hardly think it...

    Amazon is usually late to list. I hardly think it is going to be confined to the US.
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    There is an edition without the poster available...

    There is an edition without the poster available for pre-order later in April, hopefully a bit cheaper.
  24. Agreed. That solo cuts me up...

    Agreed. That solo cuts me up...
  25. "And I thought The Lamia worked great as a...

    "And I thought The Lamia worked great as a bizarre little self-contained story. A guy finds some snakes with lady faces and tits, they seduce him and die, he feels bad about it and eats them....
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    I like to mix it up: Tales from Topographic...

    I like to mix it up:

    Tales from Topographic Oceans.....Yes
    Artificial Intelligence Volume 1
    Ten Man Mop....Steeleye Span
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    Well, thanks to my good friend Covid 19, I have...

    Well, thanks to my good friend Covid 19, I have had a little time to devote to this.
    There is arguably a bit too much artifice on side 1 but side 2 I'm really enjoying. The sax seems more tasteful...
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    It is now the only item in my 'to play'...

    It is now the only item in my 'to play' pile.......any day now, honestly!!!!
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    Well, it's sat there in my 'to play'...

    Well, it's sat there in my 'to play' pile......I'm slightly trepidatious!
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    I'm considering having a third crack at it.....

    I'm considering having a third crack at it.....
  31. Scotland please!

    Scotland please!
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    That's the first half at Edinburgh finished....

    That's the first half at Edinburgh finished. Really good. Gog was magnificent 👌
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    Roll on Saturday!

    Roll on Saturday!
  34. It shouldn't really matter to me I suppose, but...

    It shouldn't really matter to me I suppose, but the fact they always seem so sheepish and embarrassed about their early material really gets on my t*ts.
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    I'm getting into the EDM I claimed I hated in the...

    I'm getting into the EDM I claimed I hated in the 90s!

    This morning: Beaucoup Fish by Underworld.

    Bloody brilliant it is too.
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    I've seen them a couple of times but wouldn't...

    I've seen them a couple of times but wouldn't bother again. Townshend is totally unable to hit any of the highs anymore and just seems to growl his way through. Daltrey still cuts it though.
  37. Thread: Mad River

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    Another MR resource.... ...

    Another MR resource....

    http://www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Mad%20River.htm
  38. Thread: Mad River

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    Yeah, the debut is a deeply dark and depressing...

    Yeah, the debut is a deeply dark and depressing record. Eastern Light excels in this regard though none of it is cheery.
    But for full on acid Rock guitar work, not sure there's much to touch it.
  39. Thread: Mad River

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    Brilliant band, the debut in particular.

    Brilliant band, the debut in particular.
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    The big gap in release dates would suggest...

    The big gap in release dates would suggest ordering from the USA would still be quickest even in the UK.
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    Oooh, did I make a mistake? Hell, I'll just...

    Oooh, did I make a mistake?

    Hell, I'll just go and vigorously thrash myself to a pulp.

    Won't do that again.
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    If this is all their is then that's fine. It's an...

    If this is all their is then that's fine. It's an embarrassment of riches.

    But, unless my eyes deceive me, that looks like a cheap cardboard digipack for the discs. Please let me be wrong.
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    There does seem to be a conspicuous lack of...

    There does seem to be a conspicuous lack of extras which would suggest some form of SDE further down the line.

    Ole PJ is hardly known for his reticence when it comes to extra material.

    Though...
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    Unless you're into surround the Genesis studio...

    Unless you're into surround the Genesis studio albums are a poorly served bunch.

    I'd sell organs for flat transfers and/or sympathetic remixes of those early albums.
  45. I'm looking forward to coming to this one 'cold'...

    I'm looking forward to coming to this one 'cold' as it were.

    I'm also hoping the 90125 comparisons are way off stylistically. 1980 is surely a world away from 1983.....
  46. I've never actually heard it. Am I in for a shock?

    I've never actually heard it. Am I in for a shock?
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    I'm sure it was a dream come true to be there but...

    I'm sure it was a dream come true to be there but those clips just reveal all those horrible 80s synth tones which make it pretty much unlistenable for me.
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    Bought it twice, ditched it twice. Its not...

    Bought it twice, ditched it twice. Its not inconceivable I may try again someday but not anytime soon.
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    I am eeking it out by just watching a day at a...

    I am eeking it out by just watching a day at a time.
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    I think it's fair to say McCartney should have...

    I think it's fair to say McCartney should have had a co-writing credit on Gimme Some Truth.
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    Except she is maybe even hotter than Carolyn...

    Except she is maybe even hotter than Carolyn Jones......
  52. Yeah, cigarettes 'll do that to ya......

    Yeah, cigarettes 'll do that to ya......
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    Sorry, don't see the agenda or sense the vitriol...

    Sorry, don't see the agenda or sense the vitriol that you do. We'll agree to disagree.

    Here is an interview with him about his career. I don't think you can say he's not a music fan.
    ...
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    Really? Not the review I read. Alex Petridis is...

    Really? Not the review I read. Alex Petridis is actually a journalist with rather a decent rep.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Petridis?wprov=sfla1

    I'm kind of on fence about the films...
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    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/nov/...

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/nov/25/the-beatles-get-back-review-peter-jackson-eight-hours-of-tv-so-aimless-it-threatens-your-sanity?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
  56. It's no good.......I'll just have to stick it on...

    It's no good.......I'll just have to stick it on now.....
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    A subtle, dreamlike album, whose power has only...

    A subtle, dreamlike album, whose power has only grown over the years. One to get lost in.
  58. The box set is pretty much a triumph except for...

    The box set is pretty much a triumph except for the graphics, which are a bit of a letdown.
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    Yeah, Carolyn is the ultimate Morticia.

    Yeah, Carolyn is the ultimate Morticia.
  60. I get on with it much better listening to it in...

    I get on with it much better listening to it in two chunks, and sometimes out of order....

    But it'll never beat what preceded it. The American setting will always mean it sounds kind of awkward...
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