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  1. Indexing was part of the original Red Book...

    Indexing was part of the original Red Book standard of CD manufacture (and still is) but no one / very few make machines anymore that have indexing as part of their features.

    I think my first CD...
  2. Thread: Chrome Hoof

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    In the I didnít know that column, I recently...

    In the I didnít know that column, I recently found a copy of the 2010 Chrome Hoof CD Crush Depth, which I didnít have.

    It features Roedelius and Moebius (i.e. Cluster) on one track
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    Arbeit is easily my least favorite of the run...

    Arbeit is easily my least favorite of the run until POST 1978
  4. To make maximum money from digital sales so that...

    To make maximum money from digital sales so that a 30 minute improv or 25 minute 'Erk Gah' doesn't sell for £.99 ?

    Guessing.
  5. Never heard this one and barely knew anything...

    Never heard this one and barely knew anything about them other than their name, but this thread made me find it on youtuber. It's very good and I am enjoying so a tip of the hat to all of you.
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    I basically concur. The great parts are...

    I basically concur. The great parts are wonderful, but there are some serious lulls.
  7. No. The Road is all otherwise unreleased (at that...

    No. The Road is all otherwise unreleased (at that time) live and studio material. Concerts isn't part of it.
  8. and amazingly enough, Georgie's first concert...

    and amazingly enough, Georgie's first concert with the band! Talk about trial by fire.

    I saw them twice 11 months later.
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    Sorry to read this and sorry to see him go in...

    Sorry to read this and sorry to see him go in such a hard way.
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    The Muffins, with all four members.

    The Muffins, with all four members.
  11. Thread: Magma news

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    And sourced from scratchy, old singles (at least...

    And sourced from scratchy, old singles (at least the CD version was).
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    Physical copies are here...

    Physical copies are here
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    I have and have always had a lot of respect for...

    I have and have always had a lot of respect for Percy…
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    BBC Radio Londres is pretty much the definitive...

    BBC Radio Londres is pretty much the definitive and most concise statement by the 1974 band.
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    I thought that it was announced that he was doing...

    I thought that it was announced that he was doing something with Michael Hazera (Sotos / Zaar). Was I mistaken?

    not that there would necessarily be gigs yet…..
  16. Thread: Magma news

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    Very seldom would I say that a reformed version...

    Very seldom would I say that a reformed version of a band is (one of) the definitive version of the band, but I would say that the band with James and Bubu were a definitive version of the band. rest...
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    I suppose that if push comes to shove that I like...

    I suppose that if push comes to shove that I like it, but MDK is definitely my least favorite ‘major’ work by the band….
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    I am INCREDIBLY HAPPY to learn that FB’s copy of...

    I am INCREDIBLY HAPPY to learn that FB’s copy of THIRD has seven songs……mine only has four; obviously I am NOT worthy.

    And also, apparently, includes Daevid Allen…..
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    Well, it’s very very obviously him! And covering...

    Well, it’s very very obviously him! And covering a Tom Jones hit, no less!!!


    https://youtu.be/ZomFw2btOy4
  20. Thread: Chrome Hoof

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    John Battema has some recommendations, I believe?...

    John Battema has some recommendations, I believe? John?
  21. Thread: Chrome Hoof

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    If you are in London or thereabouts, how can you...

    If you are in London or thereabouts, how can you pass this one up?


    15247
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    Fair enough!

    Fair enough!
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    I don’t think that most of them actually are...

    I don’t think that most of them actually are concerned about your welfare, but are much more concerned about you doing something that they consider ‘giving in to the libs’.

    The science is...
  24. Yes. Absolutely.

    Yes. Absolutely.
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    ^ ^ ^ Stan Tracey - piano Rick Laird - bass...

    ^ ^ ^
    Stan Tracey - piano
    Rick Laird - bass
    XXX (Tony Oxley? ) - drums
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    With Steve Hackett and now Steve Howe signed to...

    With Steve Hackett and now Steve Howe signed to Inside Out, I smell a GTR reunion!
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    My SHINGLES vaxx kicked my ass into...

    My SHINGLES vaxx kicked my ass into decrepitude!!!!!
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    IF Montreux JF had any say/any ownership, it...

    IF Montreux JF had any say/any ownership, it certainly would have added to the complications.

    It’s wonderful footage. Too bad.
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    "To all who were close to the M.O. you knew that...

    "To all who were close to the M.O. you knew that the most dependable person in that band was the bass player. He played what was necessary to keep the rest of us from going off our musical rails. He...
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    A member of one of the most significant bands of...

    A member of one of the most significant bands of the last 50 years. Rest In Peace.
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    Yes, I would think that as well.

    Yes, I would think that as well.
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    It was the first Zappa album that I heard at the...

    It was the first Zappa album that I heard at the time of release that I personally felt had zero redeeming value.

    YMMV

    I have not heard it since then, so I can not comment on how it feels to me...
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    That's a great story! thanks. P.S. 15...

    That's a great story! thanks.

    P.S.

    15 years ago? so 2005? Who listens to Three Dog Night after, um, 1978?
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    Great story - I attended the New Music America...

    Great story - I attended the New Music America Festival in DC although I didn't see every night, I did see several and am really glad I did!
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    :lol

    :lol
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    It's a hoot! And I learned a lot (most strongly,...

    It's a hoot! And I learned a lot (most strongly, I learned that I am glad that I was not in Henry Cow)
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    P.S. to Ske - I have heard the music already...

    P.S. to Ske -
    I have heard the music already (of course) via Marcello but I had not seen your promotional video. I wanted to compliment you on a very good promotional video that tells what needs to...
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    Cuneiform is not releasing it. As I understand...

    Cuneiform is not releasing it. As I understand it, Ske and this album has lured Marcello (AltrOck) back into being at least somewhat involved in the world of CD releases. At least a little bit for...
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    Wayside Music will represent.

    Wayside Music will represent.
  40. Thread: Magma news

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    "Labels are for CANS, man!" - Don van Vliet

    "Labels are for CANS, man!" - Don van Vliet
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    Interesting interview with Damon...

    Interesting interview with Damon
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    Definitely Plague. Enjoying it.

    Definitely Plague. Enjoying it.
  43. Sticky: You don’t know how to say ‘hey! Great! Thanks!”...

    You don’t know how to say ‘hey! Great! Thanks!” do you?
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    Stinker!

    Stinker!
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    Dreamland!

    Dreamland!
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    I saw him in the late 70s or very early 80s in DC...

    I saw him in the late 70s or very early 80s in DC with 2 other musicians (electronics and percussion, iirc) in a tiny space with a dozen people in attendance.
    His trumpet sounded just like on the...
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    Honestly, I must now admit that I can not...

    Honestly, I must now admit that I can not remember which one I heard - it may have been "Make A Jazz Noise Here" if that's the one that sounds like a bad soundboard to a DAT.

    Anyway, I'm sorry if...
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    The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life is one...

    The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life is one of the most wretchedly shitty listening experiences (strictly sonically) that I can think of. I cannot imagine what Frank was thinking when he put it...
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    I agree with this sentiment very much. I once...

    I agree with this sentiment very much. I once assembled (for myself only) the 100 greatest (I.E. my favorite) progressive releases, and I held myself to ONE release per artist, which made me FOCUS,...
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    I didn’t notice the lack of krautrockk. Good...

    I didn’t notice the lack of krautrockk. Good catch.

    And I paid no attention to whether something was #1 or #50. I just took it as one of 50 chosen.

    It’s not unreasonable. It’s also not MY list.
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    I would and DO happily ignore Transatlantic and...

    I would and DO happily ignore Transatlantic and Spock’s Beard and HAPPILY take Mars Volta over them

    YMMV. It’s just an opinion. It cannot be ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.
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    ^^^^^ It’s not an unreasonable listing.

    ^^^^^

    It’s not an unreasonable listing.
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    Quite some time ago!

    Quite some time ago!
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    I think Bruxelles 71 is great. The recording...

    I think Bruxelles 71 is great. The recording starts a bit rough, but by the first 10 minutes it is surprisingly VERY good for 1971, non professionally recorded live recordings.

    And it's the 1001...
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    I am 21st century pen pals with a musician in...

    I am 21st century pen pals with a musician in Iran named Ehsan Sadigh, who leads a very excellent 'new music' ensemble, Quartet Diminished.

    If you want to hear some of their music, you should go...
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    I saw Yes in August, 2002 and I was amazed at how...

    I saw Yes in August, 2002 and I was amazed at how great they were. I mean *truly* great.

    For the last 6-8 years, I have watched really inexcusibly poorly played moments of concerts on YouTube and...
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    What’s YES’ excuse?

    What’s YES’ excuse?
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    my sincere condolences and I am glad that you got...

    my sincere condolences and I am glad that you got the vaxx.
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    HOLY SHIT. thank you so much. NEVER saw this.

    HOLY SHIT. thank you so much. NEVER saw this.
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    It’s very good. It would be better, IMO, without...

    It’s very good. It would be better, IMO, without the pandering metalisms, which are not really part of the composition, but are there so it sounds’modern’.
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