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  1. Big fan of Gotic, I love "Escenes" and...

    Big fan of Gotic, I love "Escenes" and "Gegants/Serpentines." I had no idea about these videos or any kind of reunion, though I think this show would have coincided roughly with the release of...
  2. Interesting, thanks! Bill

    Interesting, thanks!

    Bill
  3. Awesome!! Can you say more about that nine CD...

    Awesome!!

    Can you say more about that nine CD boot of the Lamb? What do you mean by new jamming instrumental tracks? (Sorry for the Banco diversion, I'm just curious about this).

    Bill
  4. LA Woman is far and away my favorite Doors album....

    LA Woman is far and away my favorite Doors album. This wasn't always the case, but over time something about this record has really started to resonate with me, particularly the blues tunes which in...
  5. That sounds awesome! I'd love to do something...

    That sounds awesome! I'd love to do something like that. They treid to do listening parties with NewEars, the Boston/New England Prog society. It never really caught on, but I did meet some very good...
  6. Glad you found it! I spun it last night, inspired...

    Glad you found it! I spun it last night, inspired by this thread. I'm still recovering from the ass kicking! Man those guys were good! Incredible they could pull that stuff of live and how much it...
  7. I spun this album last night after not hearing it...

    I spun this album last night after not hearing it in ages. There was a period in the 1980s that I played Doors albums continually, this one included. So I was amazed that I had literally no memory of...
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    Totally agreed, we're not going there. I'm...

    Totally agreed, we're not going there.

    I'm only taking offense to you postilion because you are presenting it in opposition to a critical response that doesn't exist. I am overwhelmed with joy to...
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    The only band I'd really exclude from you "Prog"...

    The only band I'd really exclude from you "Prog" list is Chicago, and last time I checked there were no people of color in Chicago. So what are you on about? Where in this thread is anyone saying...
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    You are making a really, really good point. This...

    You are making a really, really good point. This isn't an issue worth fighting about or becoming entrenched in, and despite my own personal opinions on the subject I actually remain open to the...
  11. Believe it or not, they were even better at Prog...

    Believe it or not, they were even better at Prog Fest in 2000. I don't think they were a replacement band in 2001, I think that was later that the PFM keyboard player had the back issues.

    In any...
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    To me, AREA fans are in largely same boat at the...

    To me, AREA fans are in largely same boat at the Genesis/KC fans, and AREA are easily encompassed by a term like Progressive Rock. Can is a bit of an edge case because they are a bit more abstract....
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    LOL! No that wasn't quite what I was asking. But...

    LOL! No that wasn't quite what I was asking. But I'll say that neither of those really apply to me, particularly the latter. As far as widening perspective, I get that to some extent. I have no...
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    The funny thing is, nobody here is insisting on...

    The funny thing is, nobody here is insisting on Big X hereditary rights or a British appellation of origin or anything like that. Yes I, for example, used Yes/Genesis/KC as examples of "big name...
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    Bingo! That's what I mean by it being a specific...

    Bingo! That's what I mean by it being a specific niche within a larger context, even a larger context that includes forward-thinking artsy rock music. It would be ludicrous to fear for the future of...
  16. For me, Banco and AREA are at the top of the heap...

    For me, Banco and AREA are at the top of the heap of Italian Prog... and near the top of the heap for Prog from any country.

    750.000 is a beautiful song, and unique in Banco's catalog, It is...
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    I can hear that to some extent, but to me Fusion...

    I can hear that to some extent, but to me Fusion implies a high degree of soloing and improv, its legacy from the Jazz side of the Jazz Rock equation. Chon's music seems to lack that aspect and is...
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    I discovered this band, Chon, recently. Math...

    I discovered this band, Chon, recently. Math Rock, but not as heavy and skronky as a lot of the Math Rock I've heard, so I've been sort of digging this. But this isn't an advertisement for Chon. I...
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    Cool!

    Cool!
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    Too bad about Basta!. I liked Elemento Antropico...

    Too bad about Basta!. I liked Elemento Antropico and was hoping for more.

    Bill
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    I listened to Beginnings last night. There were...

    I listened to Beginnings last night. There were definitely a few moments where I truly cringed and honestly couldn't believe he left some vocal passages there. I simply can't believe he couldn't have...
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    To me, yeah. The best albums have a kind of...

    To me, yeah. The best albums have a kind of internal consistency and present a cohesive statement of the band or artist at a particular moment. I don't think there's necessarily a "should" behind...
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    Noted, thanks!

    Noted, thanks!
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    I'm with you on The Steve Howe Album and...

    I'm with you on The Steve Howe Album and Turbulence, Turbulence probably being my favorite. I think he really hit a nice spot with that one and I wished he continued in that vein for another record...
  25. FWIW, I spun both the live and the home recording...

    FWIW, I spun both the live and the home recording discs of Island's Pyrrho last night. Both are far, far better than I'd remembered, and I'm going to leave this CD out and give both a lot more...
  26. My favorites from Switzerland are basically...

    My favorites from Switzerland are basically Island and Blue Motion. Island Pictures is a particular favorite, actually one of my top Prog albums from any country. I have Pyrrho, but I probably need...
  27. Thread: Marbin

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    I'll look for some camples and give them a...

    I'll look for some camples and give them a listen.

    Bill
  28. Thread: Marbin

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    The two I had were Breaking the Cycle and Last...

    The two I had were Breaking the Cycle and Last Chapter of Dreaming. Aggressive Hippies wasn't quite out when I bought these, but I was so disappointed in them, I never got around to getting that...
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    Oh hell yeah, just ordered this CD. Psyched, love...

    Oh hell yeah, just ordered this CD. Psyched, love the first one!

    Bill
  30. Just ordered this CD. Sampled it a bit, and it...

    Just ordered this CD. Sampled it a bit, and it sounds wonderful. First track has a bit of a Canterbury vibe, others go in different directions. Really looking forward to it!

    Bill
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    Sweet! Blackstar makes great stuff, hope it works...

    Sweet! Blackstar makes great stuff, hope it works out for you. Looks really versatile with two overdrive channels and six voices with the footswitch. The only thing you might be less than 100%...
  32. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I think this is about right. People will come to...

    I think this is about right. People will come to this, but only as a curiosity and a nice day out. I think the NFL has more traction in the UK than MLB, there are actual fan-bases for various NFL...
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    ^^^ Cool! :up

    ^^^

    Cool! :up
  34. Thread: Marbin

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    Well, I'm glad you enjoyed their studio stuff....

    Well, I'm glad you enjoyed their studio stuff. For me, I felt they lost the rawer edge and energy they had live. It all seemed really lightweight with a lot of overdubs and a much tamer vibe, nothing...
  35. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Get in touch if you ever come to Boston and want...

    Get in touch if you ever come to Boston and want to go to a game. Be happy to set it up! We'd have a great time! Have fun in London!

    Bill
  36. Thread: Marbin

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    Loved them live a Prog Day, but I don't think any...

    Loved them live a Prog Day, but I don't think any of their studio albums capture the best of the band. Super nice guys, we hung after their Prog Day performance and had a great conversation.

    Bill
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    Sticky: Yes, I'd agree with that. I find it makes nice...

    Yes, I'd agree with that. I find it makes nice sort of background music, but I do enjoy it that way. Plus it's only 36 minutes, so there isn't enough time to get really bored with it.

    I got the...
  38. Thanks for the update, will definitely be...

    Thanks for the update, will definitely be checking this out. I really like the Mahtrak album!

    Bill
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    Fair enough, I hear you. I do confess to a...

    Fair enough, I hear you. I do confess to a tendency to overlook stuff like this when the underlying song is one I like a lot, so it probably just doesn't bug me as much with Silent Wings. And since...
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    Yeah, I played a faded Les Paul years ago when...

    Yeah, I played a faded Les Paul years ago when those first came out, and saw several of them on Reverb when I was looking. You can probably get a good one of those, but the one I played (admittedly...
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    Sticky: A couple of new ones I got that I've been...

    A couple of new ones I got that I've been enjoying:

    Les Évadés from Quebec:

    https://lesevades.bandcamp.com/

    This is their new one. I have their previous CD on order from the Bandcamp site....
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    :lol

    :lol
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    So coincidentally, I've been looking at buying a...

    So coincidentally, I've been looking at buying a light, single-pickup electric like a Fender Esquire or a LP Junior. I have two Fender-style instruments already, so I was looking at a Gibson-style...
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    I certainly wouldn't have minded another...

    I certainly wouldn't have minded another minute-and-a-half of Silent Wings, and I can understand why people don't like that ending/solo. It does end rather abruptly. But I actually like it as it is....
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    Agree 100%. To me, Wembley is the definitive...

    Agree 100%. To me, Wembley is the definitive version of Silent Wings, if for no other reason than the sound quality, but I agree with you about the performance. I think performing this song made it...
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    I'd never heard about this issue. I did a llittle...

    I'd never heard about this issue. I did a llittle digging around and there seem to be issues related to scale length as these guys are referencing, and issues about the headstock tilt angle affecting...
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    I found it on Youtube and just had a listen to...

    I found it on Youtube and just had a listen to the whole thing.

    Compared to my memories of their earliest albums (the only ones I am really familiar with), they seem to have gone in a much more...
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    I'll give it a sample, thanks. Bill

    I'll give it a sample, thanks.

    Bill
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    Tomorrow (June 18th) is the 40th anniversary of...

    Tomorrow (June 18th) is the 40th anniversary of my first time seeing Yes, in the round in Springfield, MA. Fantastic show, I got a boot of it a while back and will have a listen to it tomorrow. Man,...
  50. Well said. I think even on Vemod they do things...

    Well said. I think even on Vemod they do things KC never did. A song like The Wheel comes to mind, which is one of my favorites in their catalog, and definitely has a more unique voice on that...
  51. Thread: Landberk

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    I always cite that album when people talk about...

    I always cite that album when people talk about great production. It's one of the few albums that really astounds me from a pure sonic perspective. Some good material here too, though overall I think...
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    Out of curiosity, what's different about it to...

    Out of curiosity, what's different about it to you? I'm not really a fan of their stuff, but I've always felt they had the talent to do more if they took their foot off the brake a bit and tried to...
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    I can mute with the side of my hand when using a...

    I can mute with the side of my hand when using a pick, but not when using my fingers to attack the strings.

    Even so, I don't think the mute on the bridge cover, or a piece of foam under the...
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    After giving all three a spin over the past few...

    After giving all three a spin over the past few days, I think this is where I come down as well. There's not much on Hamburger that I don't like, whereas there's some from both the other albums that...
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    Gave this a fresh spin tonight. I don't love it,...

    Gave this a fresh spin tonight. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. There are some wonderful parts, and the more I hear it the more the good parts assert themselves. But for whatever reason, I...
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    I'm not a huge Focus fan, but I have Moving...

    I'm not a huge Focus fan, but I have Moving Waves, Focus 3 and Hamburger Concerto (plus now Focus 11), and I've grown to like all of them. Gave Hamburger a fresh spin tonight. Nice album. It has a...
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    LOL! As long as it works (though in honesty I...

    LOL! As long as it works (though in honesty I upgraded from a similar decanter for similar reasons... proving I have truly moved into wine-dorkdom:p)!

    Bill
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    Sweet! Sounds up my alley, I'll look for it. ...

    Sweet! Sounds up my alley, I'll look for it.

    Did you decant it? If you pour the wine into a decanter about an hour before drinking, it will calm it down considerably; much as you noted it did...
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    If you like it, let us know what you had. The...

    If you like it, let us know what you had. The Mendoza region is fantastic. I'd basically try anything from there, Malbec and Carmenere in particular, though I imagine the Tempranillo would be great...
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    I have this book and read it when it came out....

    I have this book and read it when it came out. One of the better books on a band I've read and I learned a lot I didn't know about KC. I don't remember a lot of the details now, but definitely...
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