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  1. In all seriousness, I'd say Justin Hayward was...

    In all seriousness, I'd say Justin Hayward was responsible for about 60-80 percent of what was good about the Moody Blues. Lodge and Thomas each wrote 2or 3 good songs, and Pinder and Edge were...
  2. And let's not forget that monster tambourine!

    And let's not forget that monster tambourine!
  3. I probably like 1990's-2000's era PFM more than...

    I probably like 1990's-2000's era PFM more than almost anyone, seeing as my four favorite PFM albums in order are probably Ulisse, Serendipity, Passpartu, and L'Isola di Niente.

    This looks like a...
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    Altin Gun- New Turkish psych band

    I just found out about an amazing new retro-sounding Turkish psych/prog band called "Altin Gun," who don't seem too well-known among proggers yet, though I bet many folks here would enjoy them. ...
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    The main band Stratos was in before Area was "I...

    The main band Stratos was in before Area was "I Ribelli," which had been around since 1959, well before he joined in 1967. I believe they were one of the biggest Italian bands of the "beat" era,...
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    Fariselli (keyboards), Tofani (guitar), and...

    Fariselli (keyboards), Tofani (guitar), and Tavolazzi (bass) played on singer/songwriter' Eugenio Finardi's second album "Sugo" (1976) and third album "Diesel" (1977). Lucio Fabbri (violin, etc.)...
  7. Druid- Toward the Sun Druid- Fluid Druid...

    Druid- Toward the Sun
    Druid- Fluid Druid
    Fantasy- Paint a Picture
    Fantasy- Beyond the Beyond
    Kestrel- same
    Samurai- same
    Tempest- same
    England- Garden Shed
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    Thanks again for the kind words and interesting...

    Thanks again for the kind words and interesting analysis, everyone. There was indeed a bit of "stuffing ideas together" without much repetition on this album- my first draft of all the songs totaled...
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    Thanks for your writing your thoughts, Bill /...

    Thanks for your writing your thoughts, Bill / Sputnik! Very heartwarming, since, for the past couple of days, I have been going through my traditional post-release "If only I had done THIS or THAT...
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    Perfect timing bringing that track up! I just...

    Perfect timing bringing that track up! I just put out the sample from it a few minutes ago:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtpuN1RRmpY

    Thanks again, everybody, for talking about this music!!
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    Thanks for the encouraging words, everybody! And...

    Thanks for the encouraging words, everybody! And thanks for starting a thread- I was worrying that I would have to do it myself. The vinyl version should be available by early December- they're...
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    I love this album- more than most Camel and Pink...

    I love this album- more than most Camel and Pink Floyd albums actually. There's some great flute playing and very evocative melodies here.
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    Thanks for posting these interesting, though sad,...

    Thanks for posting these interesting, though sad, pieces of information. I just looked up McCoy Tyner on Wikipedia and was surprised to see that his brother, Jarvis Tyner, was the Communist Party...
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    Sticky: Sorry about that, moe. That seemed to happen to...

    Sorry about that, moe. That seemed to happen to a lot of people, unfortunately. I thought the whole bandcamp preview thing was a great idea at first, but their site seems to be very picky about who...
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    Sticky: Here are three samples from my band Deluge...

    Here are three samples from my band Deluge Grander's upcoming album "Oceanarium," which was also mentioned above (thanks for posting it here!) :


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2mcBsYNKr0

    ...
  16. Here are my tallies- Anderson was on 18 Yes...

    Here are my tallies-
    Anderson was on 18 Yes studio albums
    Rabin was on 4 Yes studio albums
    Wakeman was on 8 Yes studio albums
    Total for ARW: 30

    Howe was on 16 Yes studio albums
    White was on...
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    I have the Sagan.../Sagan... 2on1, MIND vol1, and...

    I have the Sagan.../Sagan... 2on1, MIND vol1, and MIND vol2, and my favorite of those is MIND vol2.
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    And please let it be filmed at that same theater...

    And please let it be filmed at that same theater in Poland!
  19. This is one of the first modern prog albums I...

    This is one of the first modern prog albums I ever bought, and I still think it's a pretty great album, full of unique character and plenty of memorable melodies. I think *later* CC albums sometimes...
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    Bent Knee- Shiny Eyed Babies

    Bent Knee- Shiny Eyed Babies
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    I think what makes her special is that she was a...

    I think what makes her special is that she was a great singer, great songwriter, and great instrumentalist. It's rare for one person to do all three things so well, and her recordings are uniquely...
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    Here's one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs,...

    Here's one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs, which is a bit more eerie and maybe "proggy" than what she's known for:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOIj1OS2KEw

    And if you're a guitarist,...
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    Wow. If I didn't recognize Pekka in there, I'd...

    Wow. If I didn't recognize Pekka in there, I'd swear this was a joke. Was this really intended as non-comedic musical entertainment?
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    Based on the Court TV footage, I think two issues...

    Based on the Court TV footage, I think two issues convinced them to pick Moraz- they needed someone *fast* because they had some appearances set up pretty soon after Pinder left, and they were...
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    Moraz didn't really win the case. He got between...

    Moraz didn't really win the case. He got between $77,000 and $90,000 out of the $4,000,000 he was asking for. His central claim that he was a member of the band was essentially thrown out by the...
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    I just finished listening to most of these...

    I just finished listening to most of these videos. Here are my impressions:

    -The main issue in the case was whether Moraz was a "member" or "hired hand." As far as I could tell, the only...
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    Well- Moraz only won $90,000 instead of the...

    Well- Moraz only won $90,000 instead of the $4,000,000 he asked for. I'm guessing that would barely cover the lawyers' fees. I'm watching some of these. So far, it seems like Moraz's lawyer was a...
  28. Thread: Strawbs

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    I enjoy all their 1960's and 1970's albums, but...

    I enjoy all their 1960's and 1970's albums, but my favorite Strawbs era is probably 1976-1978 (Deep Cuts, Burning for You, and Deadlines). If you don't mind some radio-friendliness, there are some...
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    That's what I thought when I saw this video, too,...

    That's what I thought when I saw this video, too, but apparently this "Golf Drouot" place is a bit prestigious- lots of famous groups have played there, and it's called the "temple du rock"-...
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    That was great! Thanks, TheH! I don't know why...

    That was great! Thanks, TheH! I don't know why seeing these videos gives me such pleasure. I guess I've just always wondered what this band was like in the 1970s after seeing the reformed...
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    I did some digging and found that Musea carries a...

    I did some digging and found that Musea carries a SECAM VHS tape from 1999 on Mona Lisa called "Histoire d'un Groupe" - does anyone know anything about this? There doesn't seem to be much...
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    Mona Lisa footage circa 1976

    I had never seen this before, and I imagine some people here might get a kick out of it-


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riLwig2mjVI

    It's "mimed" (pun intended) but full of campy French...
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    The first two Kayak albums (See See the Sun and...

    The first two Kayak albums (See See the Sun and Kayak) are pretty similar. I've always thought the follow-up The Last Encore was a bit of a dud- similar to Royal Bed Bouncer, but just not as good. ...
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    My favorite Metheny album is "Imaginary Day"...

    My favorite Metheny album is "Imaginary Day" which has some great melodic (ie less noodly) and (for Metheny) aggressive tracks on it. The live DVD of the same title is pretty great too, available at...
  35. Here are six Italian 1970's albums by genuinely...

    Here are six Italian 1970's albums by genuinely "popular" artists which, perhaps as a result, rarely get categorized as "Italian prog" but actually have a lot in common with it:

    Lucio Battisti-...
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    Phil Collins was a big Yes fan before he joined...

    Phil Collins was a big Yes fan before he joined Genesis- I think he almost tried out to be their drummer around that brief period when Bruford went to university.
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    ...and "Something's Coming" is such a great first...

    ...and "Something's Coming" is such a great first track for that set- the lyrics set up the next 4 CDs so well ("something's coming- I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great"), it was...
  38. I might be able to go that Black Cat show in DC. ...

    I might be able to go that Black Cat show in DC. Thanks for posting the time Bent Knee is estimated to start, Steve!
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    Here's what I got: Akkerman, Jan - A Touch Of...

    Here's what I got:

    Akkerman, Jan - A Touch Of Class CD + DVD (Mega Blowout Sale) $9.35
    Collier, Graham - Darius / Midnight Blue / New Conditions (remaster) 2 x CDs (Mega Blowout Sale) $9.35 ...
  40. He's good alright, but his tone choices seem to...

    He's good alright, but his tone choices seem to have gotten less interesting and diverse over the years. I saw a recent DVD of theirs, and I think he had pretty much the same sound for every song...
  41. Quick, everybody who feels ripped off by Jobson,...

    Quick, everybody who feels ripped off by Jobson, sue him! Then, eventually, maybe he'll have to release Legacy!
  42. He also played cello on and engineered Pulsar's...

    He also played cello on and engineered Pulsar's Halloween.
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    I recently got that 5CD set, and I liked the last...

    I recently got that 5CD set, and I liked the last two much more than the first three. Overall, I'd say "Mammoth" was my favorite, especially the song "The Platform." I'm surprised so many people...
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    At least the lower exchange rate makes this...

    At least the lower exchange rate makes this effectively about 14 percent cheaper than it otherwise would have been.
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    1. Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh 2. Köhntarkösz...

    1. Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh
    2. Köhntarkösz Anteria
    3. Ẁurdah Ïtah
    4. Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré
    5. Üdü Ẁüdü
    6. Köhntarkösz
    7. Magma
    8. Slag Tanz
    9. Attahk
    10. 1001° Centigrades / Riah Sahiltaahk
  46. Christian Vander gets in there at #100!

    Christian Vander gets in there at #100!
  47. The DVD "Kings and Queens" on the Voiceprint...

    The DVD "Kings and Queens" on the Voiceprint label from 2010 has this footage, plus a short set by the original lineup (with Keith and Jane Relf). I bought this DVD on Ebay for about $2 a few months...
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    Playing "The Revealing Science of God" and...

    Playing "The Revealing Science of God" and "Ritual" is highly plausible. Playing "The Remembering" and "The Ancient" seems unlikely, though I get that this is from a respectable source. Playing the...
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    Picnic at Hanging Rock: ...

    Picnic at Hanging Rock:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utxwa2qnlbY
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    Well put, Scrot!

    Well put, Scrot!
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    Thanks for pointing out that "Stubbs" band. ...

    Thanks for pointing out that "Stubbs" band. Those two tracks were really good.
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    I'd be really curious to see a list of 5 or 10...

    I'd be really curious to see a list of 5 or 10 modern albums you've listened to.
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    I wonder if you're as charmingly delightful in...

    I wonder if you're as charmingly delightful in person as you have been in this thread.
  54. Don't forget a phoned-in Steve Hackett guitar...

    Don't forget a phoned-in Steve Hackett guitar solo and Tony Levin on one song.
  55. Oh yeah- I guess the Subterranea movie will be...

    Oh yeah- I guess the Subterranea movie will be released soon? Straight-to-DVD I guess? I just watched the trailer here (http://subterranea-movie.com/), which I hadn't known was released.
  56. I dunno, I would have thought they're likely to...

    I dunno, I would have thought they're likely to find many fans amongst "Prog" people. The responses in this thread seem to indicate that's the case. Just have to get used to the idea of a new band...
  57. I had a somewhat similar experience as Bill,...

    I had a somewhat similar experience as Bill, except that I have been totally blown away by 2 or 3 tracks from Shiny Eyed Babies- "Being Human," "Battle Creek," and to a slightly lesser extent "Way...
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    Hilarious!!! :)

    Hilarious!!! :)
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    Wrong. You might be changing it, but not...

    Wrong. You might be changing it, but not necessarily completely.



    Wrong. The recording is altered, but it can still be quite similar to what happened at first.



    This is a poorly phrased...
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    OK, so now it's *studio recordings* in general...

    OK, so now it's *studio recordings* in general that you disapprove of.
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