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    Well if Steve Hackett can do a Genesis clone,...

    Well if Steve Hackett can do a Genesis clone, Moraz is entitled to try out a YES sounding clone with original tunes. And like the coming new YES release, Ill judge exo-X-xeno after I listen the the...
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    Okay. The Ice Bridge IMO is a vast improvement...

    Okay. The Ice Bridge IMO is a vast improvement over anything I've heard since Jon and Rick departed. So I'll open my ears and mind and listen to the whole release. Then I'll give it a :up or a :down....
  3. Sticky: Thanks PE staff. Fetched the discs out of the...

    Thanks PE staff. Fetched the discs out of the post today. Will start listening next weekend and review the one I like the most. Thanks again.
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    Will be seeing them Aug. 6 in L.A.. I hope they...

    Will be seeing them Aug. 6 in L.A.. I hope they play some tunes they have yet to perform. ie...I Talk To The Wind, In The Wake of Poseidon, Devil's Triangle (Mars), Groon, Get Thy Bearings, Drop In,...
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    My Mother taught me a a vital life lesson. Don't...

    My Mother taught me a a vital life lesson. Don't judge a book by its cover. And a beautiful Dean one it is. However, sadly I'm not at all thrilled. YES, IMO has been in decline for many years now....
  6. I liked it. Steve meets Mike Oldfield ;)

    I liked it. Steve meets Mike Oldfield ;)
  7. Sticky: Wow, very cool! I'm always interested in hearing...

    Wow, very cool! I'm always interested in hearing anything prog that I've never heard or discovered. Thanks!
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    Got decent center seats for the LA show at The...

    Got decent center seats for the LA show at The Greek Theater. Long live the King!:up
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    The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago...

    The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
    This is in IMO a psychedelic masterpiece from 1966! Fantastic, and probably drug-induced lyrics about deja vu by the late Keith Relf, and one of only...
  10. The BBC live in the studio sessions are a must....

    The BBC live in the studio sessions are a must.
    In The West has some excellent performances.
    At The LA Forum 1969. I have a soft spot for this one, as I was there.
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    Who knows? But just to speculate, it might be...

    Who knows? But just to speculate, it might be Barbieri, Edwin and Harrison. That would be pretty cool. Will see? :cool
  12. Rachel is no doubt a fantastic keyboardist. :up...

    Rachel is no doubt a fantastic keyboardist. :up However, no offence to her, her writing skills not quite so. :down She's an otherworldly musician who it seems can pick up any musical instrument and...
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    To this day I still love the Fibonaccis. Not from...

    To this day I still love the Fibonaccis. Not from a soundtrack, but none the less creepy over the top lyrics and mellotronic chaos. They had to be one of the most obscure prog bands ever!

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    I saw them in their heyday opening for ????, I...

    I saw them in their heyday opening for ????, I can't remember, my mind can't clear the fog X) I believe it was at the old Long Beach Arena in California. I had their first album prior to this...
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    Yes indeed...great guitarist! There was a recent...

    Yes indeed...great guitarist! There was a recent post about him in December. Here is what I said:

    Here's another dream come true concert that I attended: I believe it was 1974. Harvey Mandel with...
  16. Your right! :oops I don't know why Linda popped...

    Your right! :oops I don't know why Linda popped into my head?
  17. Great band! Have been following them for years...

    Great band! Have been following them for years since Mr. Bruford gave his seal of approval. The band and Linda Hunt are still on top of their game. And Linda is another example of the long time...
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    I thought that the fans of the westerns would...

    I thought that the fans of the westerns would enjoy these photos from Ennio's Creek taken just before the 2014 opening of Cinecitta World. This is an amusement park in Rome and like Universal Studios...
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    Well I do know it was years ago, but again when I...

    Well I do know it was years ago, but again when I don't know. And I'm certain it was here at PE, not PA. I don't even remember when I joined PE, but I know it was prior to 2012. I forget many things...
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    Hey everyone, I didn't lie. He was here as...

    Hey everyone, I didn't lie. He was here as SWILSON. Doesn't anyone remember? It has been years. I don't remember when he stopped. But I always thought that with his increasing musical and production...
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    Well as you know, almost all of the Italian...

    Well as you know, almost all of the Italian Westerns take place in the desert. Sometimes the beauty of EM's combination of acoustic and electric guitars plus orchestration is overwhelming, Many times...
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    IMO the Union tour was basically a train wreck....

    IMO the Union tour was basically a train wreck. I'm sad that the real classic YES, Anderson Howe, Wakeman, Squire and Bruford didn't do a reunion before the untimely death of Chris. I feel blessed...
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    I've been browsing SW's Facebook page just to see...

    I've been browsing SW's Facebook page just to see what's happening in his world. And it seems that The Future Bites is a success. I'm glad for him, but not for me. As I am a true definition of the...
  24. No Christian Vander or Michael Giles among...

    No Christian Vander or Michael Giles among others? The author's perspective on prog is extremely limited at best.
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    Huh...Maybe ticket sales are so poor that it has...

    Huh...Maybe ticket sales are so poor that it has contributed to the cancel? After all SW has lost most of his prog fans.
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    The first CD release of Pink Floyd's Wish You...

    The first CD release of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. It sounded like shit! :down Lots of high pitched treble with just about non-existent bass. Reminded me of a portable AM transistor radio of...
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    OMG! Mesmerizing! Unbelievable Louse, and the...

    OMG! Mesmerizing! Unbelievable Louse, and the absence of the rest of VDGG wasn't missed. Peter IMO at his most powerful and darkest, and The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage is my all-time fav of...
  28. I really like the album Princess of the Allen...

    I really like the album Princess of the Allen Keys by Noisy Diners. It's a project of Italian progger Cristiano Roversi. It's pretty much in the retro-symphonic range, but doesn't sound dated....
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    ^^^^Wow Udi this is instantly recognizable to me...

    ^^^^Wow Udi this is instantly recognizable to me as melodies from Death Rides A Horse. Same year, but this one is Spaghetti Psychedelic! Very cool! :cool
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    Any list written is solely determined by its...

    Any list written is solely determined by its author, and their own perspective of the artist. IMO and perspective the #2 spot should have been Steve Hackett. Yes (no pun!) Steve Howe is great, but in...
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    I saw him perform with Return to Forever for both...

    I saw him perform with Return to Forever for both sets at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Ca. in 1978. They opened for UK. My friends and I enjoyed RTF immensely. We were there for UK, but Chick...
  32. I love Nad's very versatile voice. The two new...

    I love Nad's very versatile voice. The two new tracks are pleasant, both sounding like Phil Collins circa 1978. But Noisy Diners is great! Just listened to the album on You Tube. This is more my cup...
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    The other day I visited a friend who just got...

    The other day I visited a friend who just got TFB. He knows that I will hate this release, but encouraged me to give it a spin. I said ok, I have an open mind. Well my friend was spot on about my...
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    Another sick wack job gone. And another rich man...

    Another sick wack job gone. And another rich man of power that thought he was entitled to abuse. True that people with mental illness can produce great art, but he crossed the line many times into...
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    Yeah I got the cd when it first came out, and...

    Yeah I got the cd when it first came out, and always loved the dark symphonic, avante-prog elements. Another example of the early prog revival in Scandinavia that embraces the dark elements of prog....
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    Phideaux Chupacabras. Live at Crescendo Music...

    Phideaux Chupacabras. Live at Crescendo Music Festival, 2012. Far superior than the 2004 studio version.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0GffVaNQLw

    Or from the Phideaux and Mogon promo CD...
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    Here's another dream come true concert that I...

    Here's another dream come true concert that I attended: I believe it was 1974. Harvey Mandel with The Pure Food And Drug Act opening for Gentle Giant at The Whiskey A Go Go, in Hollywood. A buddy and...
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    Jannick Top

    Magma has had a variety of bassists over the years but my favorite is Jannick Top. Over the years he has produced quite a discography. What I'm looking for is his Zeuhl output as a solo artist. I'm...
  39. Yes it was a free show at Mile Square Park in...

    Yes it was a free show at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley California. The Doobie Brothers also played. And I believe it was the last reunion of the original band before the sad and untimely death...
  40. I was only talking live concert reunions. And...

    I was only talking live concert reunions. And those were the two shows mentioned from 1976 and 1991. The first show was when the original band was at its peak, and before the release of Sardonicus....
  41. As others have said they are hugely underrated,...

    As others have said they are hugely underrated, and among the best of the late 60's L.A. bands. Was very fortunate to see the band at the Rose Palace in Pasadena Ca, 1969. Then at the infamous 1976...
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    You Tube posted this video last week from Italy...

    You Tube posted this video last week from Italy to commemorate what would have been Ennio Morricone's 92nd birthday titled Morricone Segreto-Celebrating Ennio Morricone: The Secrets Behind His...
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    The Mice sounds great. I really hear a Queen...

    The Mice sounds great. I really hear a Queen influence. And that's not a bad thing. Regardless I look forward to hearing more.
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    Katatonia today has released the live show...

    Katatonia today has released the live show above^^^officially. For those into their brand of Prog-Metal the purchase is well worth it.
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    2020 has been a bad year all around, and the loss...

    2020 has been a bad year all around, and the loss of many of my childhood heroes has contributed to it. Neil Peart, Bill Rieflin (More recent, but still a hero), Keith Tippett, Peter Green, Ennio...
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    I'm with you 100%, as it's a no brainer! Danger...

    I'm with you 100%, as it's a no brainer! Danger money is good, but you can't beat the original members with Bruford and Holdsworth. I attended the only show in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Civic...
  47. Wonderful review. I love detail, and you really...

    Wonderful review. I love detail, and you really did a great job at explaining Jakko's extensive musical history, with many insights. Thanks for the excellent articulation! And I hope with this...
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    The problem with most of Jimi's live concerts was...

    The problem with most of Jimi's live concerts was the fact that he was ahead of his time, and technology had not yet caught up with him. Every time Jimi used the effects of the whammy bar on his...
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    I've used it for years with no problem. I only go there to read reviews. But I like PE much better and enjoy putting in my two cents on the forum.
  50. I listened to Indig02 in its entirety last night...

    I listened to Indig02 in its entirety last night and was blown away. Gee I miss P Tree. IMO the band peaked in 2008. I guess Steven wanted to move on, and I really enjoyed his solo albums up to...
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    I'm glad you acknowledged that. But no disrespect...

    I'm glad you acknowledged that. But no disrespect to a fine guitarist. I never did get into Van Halen as a whole. I had already moved on from the classic rock bands and into prog. Plus I truly hated...
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    Here it is. Steven's Donna Summer genes are...

    Here it is. Steven's Donna Summer genes are kicking in, and I'm yawning.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUKmOkrcMig
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    There are three that I love in this category. To...

    There are three that I love in this category. To me they are the most prog, and also happily mellotron laden. Damnation, Heritage and Pale Communion. IMO some of the best Prog/Metal put on wax!
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    I've always liked dark instrumental symphonic and avant-prog. Especially a mix of both. Most are keyboard based and employ vintage keyboards like mellotron. Recent discoveries are Arseny Ershov who...
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    First, SW has every right to move into any music...

    First, SW has every right to move into any music genre he chooses. Is he progressing? I guess...but upon hearing the 3rd track from The Future Bites, I'm done with him for awhile. His videos and...
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    Well I'm certain he wanted to progress musically,...

    Well I'm certain he wanted to progress musically, and was influenced by progressive rock. In 1969 he called King Crimson the best band in the world. And it is true that he also wanted to join...
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    Music will always be the biggest love of my life....

    Music will always be the biggest love of my life. But there are certain musicians that have totally gutted me upon first hearing of their deaths. I cried for several days afterwards. Jimi Hendrix,...
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    Thanks for these links and your insight.

    Thanks for these links and your insight.
  59. Astrologers sounds great. I want to here it all,...

    Astrologers sounds great. I want to here it all, if the rest is just as good is it's auto buy. And I hope that Judy is resting and singing with her Fairport sister Sandy Denny in the great beyond.
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    It's great that early music is addressed here....

    It's great that early music is addressed here. But in reality nothing here goes back farther into time. This is all written music. I've always had a fascination about very ancient music from ancient...
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