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  1. Thread: Progstock!?

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    What makes you think that they are attempting...

    What makes you think that they are attempting this?

    I think (I don’t know, but I am basing what I say on a number of years of their festivals and who they present) that they are very comfortable...
  2. Thread: PT/C/C

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    That was it; I was there.

    That was it; I was there.
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    This PE member. “Light, Love and eLECTRICITY”

    This PE member.

    “Light, Love and eLECTRICITY”
  4. Orion Studios LiveMusic Showcase series returns!

    I must say that it is incredibly wonderful to see this important resource and series return!
    For those of you not on FaceBook:

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    !Announcement!!

    Here is the news we...
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    See #24.

    See #24.
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    Here is what is on CD #8 in the box. CD 8 is the...

    Here is what is on CD #8 in the box. CD 8 is the final CD documenting the 'original formation' of the group in the 70s and 80s. But there IS more to the story!

    Disc 8
    1. Horsebones
    2. Under...
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    $55 - $95 in DC. Don’t like The Anthem and not...

    $55 - $95 in DC.

    Don’t like The Anthem and not going.
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    Magic 8 Ball sez ‘Outlook not so good’

    Magic 8 Ball sez

    ‘Outlook not so good’
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    Cuneiform was offered this for release; I did not...

    Cuneiform was offered this for release; I did not think that we could sell out the minimum pressing….
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    I pretty carefully & accurately wrote my feelings...

    I pretty carefully & accurately wrote my feelings out in in the back and forth about <185> and the later remix, on page six of this very thread.
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    I’m hugely fond of the Chronometers era, but I do...

    I’m hugely fond of the Chronometers era, but I do think that the influences are more readily apparent in that era than what came later from the band.
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    We were all very aware of Hatfield.

    We were all very aware of Hatfield.
  13. Thread: Neu!

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    Tried numerous times over a good number of years,...

    Tried numerous times over a good number of years, and for me, La Düsseldorf, while not ‘bad’, imo, is a pale shadow of the greatness of Neu!
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    Just noticed this question. AFAIK, what we...

    Just noticed this question.

    AFAIK, what we released is all that exists in soundboard quality. There is a pretty bad sounding audience tape of the entire show.
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    :lol Even better

    :lol

    Even better
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    It would be pretty funny if after all this you...

    It would be pretty funny if after all this you go, ’eh….’ :lol
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    We are talking about the differences between the...

    We are talking about the differences between the original LP with 10 tracks

    https://www.discogs.com/release/918030-The-Muffins-185

    and the CD edition with those 10 tracks and then 7 remixes...
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    Hugely so. That’s why I spent the money to do so....

    Hugely so. That’s why I spent the money to do so. The remixed version is THEM.

    The only thing that’s different is the fact that Dave (or FF?, I don’t know, I wasn’t there) chose to only use the...
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    If you like the opening 7 tracks on Open City CD,...

    If you like the opening 7 tracks on Open City CD, (their last demo), that more accurately reflects what they sounded like. The material WAS more hard-edged, but I think it still sounds like them.
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    Just FYI. There were no raw or initial mixes....

    Just FYI. There were no raw or initial mixes. Most of the studio-ism was added at mix-down stage; the stereo masters have the effects and the 24 track multis do not.

    So, we went to the 24 tracks...
  21. Thread: Magma news

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    thank you for the report! damn. please -...

    thank you for the report!


    damn. please - another report.
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    ^^^^^[ Thanks, Michael. I do remember it now....

    ^^^^^[

    Thanks, Michael. I do remember it now. Not terrible, but also not a lot of love…
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    Just thought I’d mention that both of the...

    Just thought I’d mention that both of the releases that you mentioned were not reissues! Reissues were a very small part of what Cuneiform accomplished (10% or less), which I am particularly proud of.
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    Thanks for saying so. The set is going to be...

    Thanks for saying so.

    The set is going to be great and the booklet is truly fun and great.
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    Well…. Fred’s ‘work’ on Open City is strictly...

    Well….

    Fred’s ‘work’ on Open City is strictly confined to him letting me use two outtakes of the Muffin side of Gravity. So, his input there is as project leader, just as it was on Gravity, but...
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    Trouser Press was the only publication we used to...

    Trouser Press was the only publication we used to advertise in. I don't think that they reviewed it, but I just don't remember...
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ P.S. at the time they were going...

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    P.S. at the time they were going originally, NO ONE in the Muffins or the Random Radar orbit was aware of Samla, probably until about 1980 and Gravity!
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    My reasonably accurate recollection is that we...

    My reasonably accurate recollection is that we made (and mostly sold) 3,000 copies - there were three pressings of 1,000 copies each over the lifetime of Random Radar of that record.

    Manna/Mirage...
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    That's the extent of my musical appearance on the...

    That's the extent of my musical appearance on the box. Glad I'm there, happy with this track (which was found on the same tape as the rehearsal - same session? different session? I dunno. It was a...
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    Here is what is on CD #7 in the box: Note that...

    Here is what is on CD #7 in the box: Note that tracks 1-8 are the entire contents of the only band rehearsal tape that have survived the 40 years...

    Disc 7
    1. Under Dali’s Wing (false start)
    2....
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    IF you switch to using Zoom instead of phone,...

    IF you switch to using Zoom instead of phone, Zoom can provide transcripts and it does an amazingly accurate job, needing relatively little clean up. It's how we assembled the big booklet in the...
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    I have 55. 1978-84 was a very busy period if you...

    I have 55. 1978-84 was a very busy period if you were into the various RIO and post RIO strains from Europe and interesting things were also beginning to bubbleup from Japan.
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    There are, sadly, no other studio recordings by...

    There are, sadly, no other studio recordings by BFTD besides the single, which is major too bad; they were a very strange and great concoction of new wave song + Mahavishnu shred.
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    Phantasmagoria was later a club and record store,...

    Phantasmagoria was later a club and record store, run by a great guy named Bobby who was also my. boss in my second record store job!

    I saw and also put on a number of shows at the club: Mose...
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    Yes, it will be available in digital format at...

    Yes, it will be available in digital format at the same time. The book is huge; I hope we can squish it down enough to fit too.
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    Huh? I dunno. What do you mean about coming...

    Huh?
    I dunno. What do you mean about coming ‘coming much later’?? I don’t recall that the Art Zoyd digital version on BandCamp came much later, but maybe you are right.
    We’ll do our best with what...
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    Here is what is on CD #6 in the box: Disc 6...

    Here is what is on CD #6 in the box:


    Disc 6
    1. Not Alone solo
    2. Whistling While We Work
    3. To-ing and Fro-ing
    4. Children and Art
    5. Not Alone
    6. Under Dali’s Wing
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    fixed it!

    fixed it!
  39. I thought they were at their peak when they were...

    I thought they were at their peak when they were in the video as homeless people.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcUFSF64NOA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcUFSF64NOA
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    good guess, but Dave doesn't want to play live...

    good guess, but Dave doesn't want to play live any more.
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    :up :up

    :up
    :up
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    Here is info about CD 5. The October 21, 1977...

    Here is info about CD 5. The October 21, 1977 recording is one of the jewels of Baker’s Dozen. It is a superbly recorded show of the Manna/Mirage era of the group in full-flight.


    Disc 5
    1....
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    My grandfather on my mother’s side was one of...

    My grandfather on my mother’s side was one of nine children. He’s the only one who survived the war (only because he had left in 1912 and settled in the USA)
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    As you probably guessed, this is exactly what I...

    As you probably guessed, this is exactly what I was thinking about when I suggested the Downfall meme to Kai (my idea to do it, but all his writing).
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    They changed quite a bit over time, so no one...

    They changed quite a bit over time, so no one album represents an entirely.

    Manna/Mirage and Open City are two good places to start, IMO.
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    and 8 more discs to drop info about to come!

    and 8 more discs to drop info about to come!
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    Billy on drums !

    Billy on drums !
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    This is CD #4 Disc 4 1. Intro 2. Expected...

    This is CD #4

    Disc 4

    1. Intro
    2. Expected Freedom (Newhouse, The Muffins)
    3. Band of Brothers (The Muffins)
    4. Expected Freedom (Newhouse, The Muffins)
    5. Not Alone solo
    6. Amelia Earhart...
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    ^^^^^^^^^ Always nice to know you have a fan...

    ^^^^^^^^^

    Always nice to know you have a fan club…..
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    I hope to attend and think it’s likely enough for...

    I hope to attend and think it’s likely enough for me to have reserved a hotel room.
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    I am merely passing along the 'Light Of Possibly...

    I am merely passing along the 'Light Of Possibly Alternative Facts'....
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    Michael is aware of this issue (because I told...

    Michael is aware of this issue (because I told him about it 2 hours ago!! :up)
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    from Wikipedia: The band's name was taken...

    from Wikipedia:

    The band's name was taken from the nomenclature of a defunct Los Angeles street gang whose graffiti appeared on buildings throughout much of the city at the time.
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    more so than REmastering? :lol

    more so than REmastering? :lol
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    That’s….really, really awful, but I suppose that...

    That’s….really, really awful, but I suppose that it’s a good lesson in the music business for them….:cookie
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    Good point! Even if so, he’s still my kinda...

    Good point!

    Even if so, he’s still my kinda guy!
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    This is what is on CD3. Note that the 10/2/76...

    This is what is on CD3. Note that the 10/2/76 show is the first show with Paul.

    Disc 3
    1. Intro
    2. Solemn Music (Frith)
    3. President Nixon’s Retirement
    4. 3 Ways Till Sunday
    5. Carbons (The...
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    And Roger the soundman!

    And Roger the soundman!
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    I will really miss Chris; always was able to get...

    I will really miss Chris; always was able to get in at least one pretty good catch-up yack per ProgDay.
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