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    Sticky: Gave this a fresh spin tonight. Obviously an...

    Gave this a fresh spin tonight. Obviously an album that is at the top of the heap of American Prog Rock. I have a slight preference for Crafty Hands, but still love this one.

    HtM is a band that...
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    I did a little more research, and it was as I...

    I did a little more research, and it was as I guessed above. It's looks like this episode of Collecting Now first aired in 1982. There's another Youtube video out there that lists the date...
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    Totally correct. Often, these sites may have...

    Totally correct. Often, these sites may have multiple tabs of the same song by different authors. This can be helpful if a particular tab is generally good, but missing some detail another tab...
  4. As a matter of fact, I did watch the video this...

    As a matter of fact, I did watch the video this morning. Very nicely done, I learned a lot about the band I didn't know.

    It's hard to know exactly what the band's influences were. While it's true...
  5. I own and enjoy both of their albums. I'm not...

    I own and enjoy both of their albums. I'm not remembering such a strong Andalusian influence, but it's been a while since I spun their albums. I'll dig them out for a revisit. You could be right.
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  6. Ditto, I have that as well. I've always loved it...

    Ditto, I have that as well. I've always loved it too. In some sense, Mezquita may be the ultimate Andalusian Prog band. They really take that "Flamenco Prog" to the extreme, and the Moorish...
  7. Triana's first album was four years before...

    Triana's first album was four years before Mezquita, so it would surprise me if they hadn't heard it. That said, Mezquita do have a their own sound within that "Andalusian" Prog style. Other bands...
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    It seems to have been shot while he was recording...

    It seems to have been shot while he was recording Asia's first album, because the last guitar they look at is the guitar he used in Asia, and he mentions he's recording with it at the time. So I'd...
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    It's possible. Surely the Wembley shows from...

    It's possible. Surely the Wembley shows from October 78 show the band at the top of their game. I've heard great recordings from this entire period, though. I have a nice CD from their show in...
  10. ^^^ Good review. I wasn't aware they had another...

    ^^^ Good review. I wasn't aware they had another album. I'm going to grab it.

    Bill
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    I believe that's three of us now. :) Bill

    I believe that's three of us now. :)

    Bill
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    I can't say I have a favorite. I just Google,...

    I can't say I have a favorite. I just Google, "{song} chords lyrics" and whatever pops up is typically good enough for me. www.tabs.ultimate-guitar.com is nice because you can transpose the song and...
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    Took the words out of my mouth. I don't care...

    Took the words out of my mouth. I don't care who's playing in the band, this is not as song that holds any interest for me.

    Bill
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    To some extent. No doubt, my expectations were...

    To some extent. No doubt, my expectations were left shatteringly unmet by that debut album, though with time a few songs did emerge that I enjoyed.

    On balance, however, if I put the first two Asia...
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    I saw them with this stage configuration in...

    I saw them with this stage configuration in August of 1983, I believe in support of their second album. My friend and I had really good seats, so we could see all of Downes' keyboards, which was...
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    Good to see another person who remembers that...

    Good to see another person who remembers that 1979 tour as fondly as I do! :up



    Either that, or they were asleep! :lol I went with two high school friends to see them at the UMass Fine Arts...
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    LOL, duh. I read that wrong. :p Still, I agree...

    LOL, duh. I read that wrong. :p Still, I agree with you that Lee and Mann never "dated."

    Bill
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    Geddy Lee got married in 1976, and "Time Stand...

    Geddy Lee got married in 1976, and "Time Stand Still" came out in 1997, about the time Aimee Mann married Michael Penn. It's unlikely in the extreme that Geddy Lee and Aimee Mann dated. I think that...
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    My wife and I and some friends were at that show....

    My wife and I and some friends were at that show. Your description is spot on, that was an absolutely incredible show. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, and had no point of comparison like you did...
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    There's really no way to answer this question. My...

    There's really no way to answer this question. My guess is that they just thought it sounded good and went with it. Possibly it was some attempt to give the vocals more resonance to make the...
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    Glancing at his Wiki page, it looks like he did...

    Glancing at his Wiki page, it looks like he did some other critically acclaimed albums that did nothing commercially, and married Aimee Mann. Obviously, he's been doing stuff, but yeah, he definitely...
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    Michael Penn in 1989 at Pearl Street in...

    Michael Penn in 1989 at Pearl Street in Northampton, MA. I liked some of his music, but I wasn't a huge fan. Someone gave me a free ticket, so I figured, "what the hell, why not?"

    Michael Penn...
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    Yes, June 1979 in Springfield, MA. Closest I came...

    Yes, June 1979 in Springfield, MA. Closest I came to seeing a true vintage 70s Prog show, and they were amazing on this tour.



    They were better at ProgFest in 2000. More intense performance,...
  24. Nice... a reminder to play this outstanding...

    Nice... a reminder to play this outstanding album! :D

    I got this in the 90s when I was discovering Prog that I'd missed as they came out on CD. I liked this immediately, but it's only over time...
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    This is the album that drew me into Frogg Cafe,...

    This is the album that drew me into Frogg Cafe, so obviously I like it, but it's probably my least favorite of their records overall. I've never really warmed to "Celestial Metal Can" (I'm not...
  26. I guess I'm surprised that this CD has become so...

    I guess I'm surprised that this CD has become so scarce. Like I say, if they think they can sell them, I'm more than happy they're re-pressing. I'm just a bit surprised that with all the reissues...
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    By and large, I agree that Les Paul's don't need...

    By and large, I agree that Les Paul's don't need trems. That said, it is absolutely possible to set up a Bigsby so it doesn't throw the guitar out of tune, and if you can do this and you use the trem...
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    He's a great player, but he has no sense of...

    He's a great player, but he has no sense of composition. His music sounds like utter schmaltz to me, sadly like most of Wakeman's stuff. He never transcended the "Bach & Roll" cliches. So, while he...
  29. Weird. Does this album really need a reissue? I...

    Weird. Does this album really need a reissue? I guess if they think they can sell them it's fine, but I'm happy with the version I have (RGF).



    Agreed. There are a couple of tracks I'm not as...
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    Trems can be really finicky. I always played...

    Trems can be really finicky. I always played hard-tails, but I wanted the sound of the Strat, and my 57 reissue came with a trem. Damned if I didn't fall in love with it, warts and all. Now, all my...
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    Cool! As I say, they are pricey... about $300,...

    Cool! As I say, they are pricey... about $300, though I got mine on sale for closer to $250. Still pricey, but I was ready to return it if it didn't work as advertised. Honestly, I was blown away by...
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    Not technically for Christmas, but I got a Vega...

    Not technically for Christmas, but I got a Vega Trem for my Strat to replace the stock six-screw bridge. It's an expensive unit, but it feels SO much better than the stock bridge, and it stays in...
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    Here are a couple of Youtube videos: ...

    Here are a couple of Youtube videos:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWjCFUE0G74


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_POCbW4Fvc

    Both have quite a bit of talking, but these should give you...
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    This is what I referenced above, glad to see it's...

    This is what I referenced above, glad to see it's still there. It's an excellent read and give tons of insight into the lyrics, and correspondingly why the music is doing what it's doing at certain...
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    This one was a tough nut to crack for me. I...

    This one was a tough nut to crack for me. I always liked parts of it, but I never understood the flow, and a lot of the musical changes seemed very arbitrary to me. It came together when I read a...
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    That's a bummer. My wife and I saw that tour and...

    That's a bummer. My wife and I saw that tour and loved it. Page played great. I think you caught an off night.

    In contrast, the first time I saw him with The Firm, he looked pretty bad, he was...
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    Dixie Dregs in Nashville some time between 1990 -...

    Dixie Dregs in Nashville some time between 1990 - 1993. We got great seats near the front of the club during the warm up band. When the Dregs came on, they were so loud, we had to retreat. I could...
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    My 2021 release purchases in some semblance of...

    My 2021 release purchases in some semblance of order:

    Saena - Dias Eternos
    Ghost Rhythms - Spectral Music
    Android Trio - Other Worlds
    Coevaliity - Multiple Personalities
    Ontalva, Ángel - Angel...
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    I've never been a huge Weather Report fan....

    I've never been a huge Weather Report fan. Honestly, I find much of their stuff aimless and dull, but earlier this year I decided to give them another shot and bough the two five-album compilations....
  40. I'm not sure I agree with that. Those early...

    I'm not sure I agree with that. Those early albums have tons of "colors and textures" and an incredibly rich sonic palette. To me, they made compositional choices here to go in a different musical...
  41. I'll get crushed for this, but I've always found...

    I'll get crushed for this, but I've always found this album a bit boring. I love all the Plague albums through In Extremis. In This Life is probably my favorite, but Moonsongs isn't far behind. This...
  42. Very excited for the new Yang. I love all their...

    Very excited for the new Yang. I love all their stuff.

    Bill
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    Sticky: Grabbed the CD on Bandcamp today. Really enjoyed...

    Grabbed the CD on Bandcamp today. Really enjoyed the debut and I'm excited about this new one!

    Bill
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    I'm not certain about that. I think at the...

    I'm not certain about that. I think at the beginning he's using an arpeggiator, which is either cycling through that little run a set number of times, or else he's turning it off with a foot pedal at...
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    Gave this a fresh spin last night after not...

    Gave this a fresh spin last night after not hearing it for a while.

    For whatever reason, I've never really bonded with this album. In theory, it has all the elements I like, but something about it...
  46. Thread: CDs For Sale

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    CDs For Sale

    I’m selling some CDs relatively inexpensively. All artwork and CDs in new or excellent, near mint condition. Any question, please let me know.

    Digipack
    United States Postage included. If...
  47. I also only came to Individual Choice fairly...

    I also only came to Individual Choice fairly recently (probably a couple of years ago). I was genuinely surprised how much I like it given what I'd heard about the album. It's probably the one I like...
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    "Diminishing returns" is subjective and purely...

    "Diminishing returns" is subjective and purely personal. Almost all of the people who have posted here who have experienced "diminishing returns" have done exactly as Bobby suggested and have "moved...
  49. I don't have this DVD, but I have four of their...

    I don't have this DVD, but I have four of their five albums.

    I'm not clear what is on this DVD. I looked at the track list, but can't identify any of the songs from earlier albums. It gets good...
  50. Weird, I thought I posted in this thread days...

    Weird, I thought I posted in this thread days ago, but I don't see the post now. Maybe I put it in the wrong thread, LOL! :p

    Anyway, I love this album, as I do all the Ponty albums from Upon the...
  51. That makes sense, and I hope this is the case....

    That makes sense, and I hope this is the case. It's just the way she worded it seemed like she was going in a totally different direction.



    No doubt about it. It think having the name...
  52. Kind of a strangely worded announcement. She...

    Kind of a strangely worded announcement.

    She says, "Greg's idea, in his own words, was to give new, talented musicians the chance to be heard, when other doors might have been closed to them for...
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    There was already little to no interest for bands...

    There was already little to no interest for bands outside of a few mainstream, big name groups. If there is a faction that are turned away by no physical product - and I believe this is a meaningful...
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    Because we (who said we want CDs) don't want...

    Because we (who said we want CDs) don't want FLACs. We want proper CDs with proper artwork and packaging. You're happy with digital files, we're not. Simple as that.

    Like it or not, without a...
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    I really like their first two, but I'm not even...

    I really like their first two, but I'm not even bothering to listen to this unless it comes out on CD. If it does, I'll buy it for sure.

    Bill
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    I don't think anyone here would argue with the...

    I don't think anyone here would argue with the idea that artists are, and should be, free to do whatever they like. The question being asked here is, do fans loyally follow the artist on that...
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    The thing is, I sample all manner of stuff, even...

    The thing is, I sample all manner of stuff, even stuff by bands I've never bought an album by, just to see if they've changed, or if my tastes have changed, or just to keep some finger on the pulse...
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    There was a time that I at least tried with the...

    There was a time that I at least tried with the bands I grew up loving... Yes, ELP, Tull, and a host of others. Even bands I came to later, like PFM and Banco, I'd often try the "iffy" releases at...
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    I just got a copy of this recently. I guess I...

    I just got a copy of this recently. I guess I always dismissed it because of the cover, but it's actually a pretty solid album. I need to spin it a bit more, but the few times I played it, I enjoyed...
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    Got my CD from Wayside a couple of weeks ago and...

    Got my CD from Wayside a couple of weeks ago and I've really been enjoying it! There's a TON of music here, so it's a lot to absorb, but I have yet to hear anything I don't like. Will definitely be...
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