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    One favorite who hasn't been mentioned yet is...

    One favorite who hasn't been mentioned yet is James Spaulding. He hasn't done much as a leader, but he's played flute (and alto sax) on a ton of fantastic records by Pharoah Sanders, Bobby...
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  3. It was the center spread of the 1975 tour...

    It was the center spread of the 1975 tour program, which was in the form of a comic book.
  4. I rather like what I think of as the gray, cloudy...

    I rather like what I think of as the gray, cloudy sound of this album. Gives it a nicely bleak atmosphere.
  5. "This UHQR is remastered by Chris Bellman at...

    "This UHQR is remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog master tapes."

    I have always understood that the original master for Aqualung is in shitty...
  6. Tangent: the subject of lyrics on a toilet wall...

    Tangent: the subject of lyrics on a toilet wall always reminds me of the time I saw Captain Beefheart quoted on a men's room wall at the college library:

    "I was shanghaied
    By a high hat beaver...
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    Airbrush and/or scissors!

    Airbrush and/or scissors!
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    Brass instruments are HARD. I fooled around with...

    Brass instruments are HARD. I fooled around with a cornet for a while, but it was painful. The one time I tried a French horn, I couldn't even get a note out of it.
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    I guess I never really noticed that White himself...

    I guess I never really noticed that White himself isn't included in the musician credits on Ramshackled, so I don't know if he does any singing there or not.
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    My favorite flute is the Pearl Elegante Coda.

    My favorite flute is the Pearl Elegante Coda.
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    If you're referring to the supplementary...

    If you're referring to the supplementary guitarist and keyboardist, they were not hidden but played onstage with the rest of the band.
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    Funny that you mention Live at Leeds, which is...

    Funny that you mention Live at Leeds, which is from 1970...I saw the Who just a year later, and you'd better believe they were using backing tracks by that time. Couldn't have had the likes of "Baba...
  13. I know Adam Skeaping more as a musician...

    I know Adam Skeaping more as a musician specializing in early music than as an engineer. He played on those old Shirley & Dolly Collins albums like Anthems in Eden and Love, Death & the Lady.
  14. Nowadays, being ANYWHERE would help.

    Nowadays, being ANYWHERE would help.
  15. Franke shot first.

    Franke shot first.
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    WHOA. Never knew there was any footage from that...

    WHOA. Never knew there was any footage from that day. (And it was the old Balboa Stadium, where the Beatles once played, not Qualcomm.) Now let's turn up some footage of the Yes and Gentle Giant sets.
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    I had the same thought, and boy, isn't that an...

    I had the same thought, and boy, isn't that an uncomfortable one.
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    I like "My Love Is Alive" much better than the...

    I like "My Love Is Alive" much better than the title track. Saw him live around the time he was riding high on that release, as part of a four-act bill at San Diego's Balboa Stadium. Wright was...
  19. Having just given it a spin--scratch that, it's...

    Having just given it a spin--scratch that, it's damn good. It's just quite a departure from the classic PFM sound. It doesn't even sound particularly Italian to my ears--and PFM were always the most...
  20. Quite good, but they lost me with the next one...

    Quite good, but they lost me with the next one (Passpartù) and I don't think I ever even listened to Suonare Suonare.
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    Media Mass is itself a hoax site. They specialize...

    Media Mass is itself a hoax site. They specialize in "debunking" hoaxes that didn't exist in the first place. That's what makes this extra confusing.
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    True, it takes place (or at least begins) circa...

    True, it takes place (or at least begins) circa 1967. I haven't read very far into it yet, but so far it ain't no Cloud Atlas.
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    Just started David Mitchell's new novel, Utopia...

    Just started David Mitchell's new novel, Utopia Avenue. Rick Wakeman is mentioned on the first page.
  24. Just going by the track list, it looks like at...

    Just going by the track list, it looks like at least 65-70 minutes worth of music to me.
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    That doesn't jibe with the fact that he did the...

    That doesn't jibe with the fact that he did the first two albums only, and declined to do any later ones, as I understood it, because he had no interest in anything post-Tarkus.
  26. Caesar's Palace Morning Glory Silly Human Race.

    Caesar's Palace Morning Glory Silly Human Race.
  27. Yes. This version was recorded in December 1969;...

    Yes. This version was recorded in December 1969; the U.S. version was recorded a month later.
  28. If Steve doesn't offer to kick someone in the...

    If Steve doesn't offer to kick someone in the head, I'm not interested.
  29. Fine Fare and Co-Op. I found a reference to Home...

    Fine Fare and Co-Op. I found a reference to Home also being a supermarket, but I'm having a hard time confirming that.
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    The good ones.

    The good ones.
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    Sad it is, then. The Gentle Giant Tour History...

    Sad it is, then. The Gentle Giant Tour History confirms that the gig took place, and that a tape exists.
  32. Yeah, I remember an interview with a local DJ in...

    Yeah, I remember an interview with a local DJ in the '70s where he was asked what he did if he needed to use the bathroom, and he answered "Play 'Layla'!"
  33. Huh. I never knew that's what it meant. I guess I...

    Huh. I never knew that's what it meant. I guess I just always assumed it meant "extra important."
  34. Sure, right after the bit about Arrows of Leon.

    Sure, right after the bit about Arrows of Leon.
  35. I have no idea who Neon Leon was, but the lyric...

    I have no idea who Neon Leon was, but the lyric in LLDOB is "Money - honey - be on - neon."
  36. How is that a dated reference? They still make...

    How is that a dated reference? They still make Winstons.



    Not only dated, but half of that album you won't get anyway if you didn't live in southern California at the time.
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    Part-time Jethro Tull drummer James Duncan...

    Part-time Jethro Tull drummer James Duncan (Anderson).
    Keyboardist Tristan Décamps in Ange.
  38. Of course that song is full of intentionally...

    Of course that song is full of intentionally dated references. The title itself refers to the Kennedy administration.
  39. I did think you might also have been thinking of...

    I did think you might also have been thinking of "You look like a leper dressed as Sgt Pepper" (which cracks me up).
  40. I can overlook some lousy lyrics here and...

    I can overlook some lousy lyrics here and there--one of the songs I'm sure you're referring to is my favorite track on the album, "Rain Fall Down." (But yeah, that "bankers are wankers" bridge....
  41. Ronnie Wood doesn't appear to be credited with...

    Ronnie Wood doesn't appear to be credited with bass on any of the post-Wyman albums. I always thought Darryl Jones got a raw deal not being taken on as a full member of the band. He plays all the...
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    Well, Michael G. is older than Alan White--hell,...

    Well, Michael G. is older than Alan White--hell, he's even older than Jon--so I don't think he's quite the man to bring new blood into Yes. Harrison, on the other hand, would be awesome. Stolt, I...
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    I'm still waiting for them to call Moraz back...

    I'm still waiting for them to call Moraz back into the fold. (I've turned quite an interesting shade of blue after holding my breath for 44 years.)
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    Happy birthday to Terje!

    Happy birthday to Terje!
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    New genre? I-don't-karaoke.

    New genre? I-don't-karaoke.
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    Very interesting. I always thought that was...

    Very interesting. I always thought that was Wakeman's specialty.
  47. Only five? I make it a seven-album run from...

    Only five? I make it a seven-album run from Aftermath through Exiles, and that's not counting Flowers or the live albums (one of which is fairly execrable, the other one of the greatest live albums...
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    Seriously. Even I wouldn't want to be in that...

    Seriously. Even I wouldn't want to be in that band.
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    The Puissance track he's on is the Catherine...

    The Puissance track he's on is the Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes one, so that doesn't tell us much more.
  50. It's orange. There, I said something about it.

    It's orange. There, I said something about it.
  51. This thread prompted me to pull out the...

    This thread prompted me to pull out the Parmegiani box and slap on De Natura Sonorum...and while listening I wondered what was the difference between this piece's title and Penderecki's De Natura...
  52. John Denver, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops, and...

    John Denver, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops, and 100 Great Polka Hits. Then I watch YouTube videos of guys who found butcher covers, Sun Ra on Saturn, and Velvet Underground with unpeeled banana.
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    Cool--I know Steve Evans (not personally, but...

    Cool--I know Steve Evans (not personally, but I've seen him around a lot) from the local blues scene here on the Peninsula. Didn't know he had been in Brian Auger's band.

    Edit: in fact he's live...
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    I was at one of those shows, 46 years ago this...

    I was at one of those shows, 46 years ago this week, by the trimmed down six-piece Mothers lineup. As we were waiting outside for the doors to open, we could hear the band still soundchecking....
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    T.S. Eliot once wrote "Immature poets imitate;...

    T.S. Eliot once wrote "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." Variations on this have since been attributed to Stravinsky, Faulkner, and Picasso, none of whom probably said it. Of course they...
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    Yeah, it was funny once. Or at least it was funny...

    Yeah, it was funny once. Or at least it was funny that they conned us into buying that honkin' big box and the music itself wasn't even on CDs, it was just a thumb drive, taking up about 1% of that...
  57. At least you get reviews.

    At least you get reviews.
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    Especially when they bill the concerts on the...

    Especially when they bill the concerts on the main box as "complete." I'm guessing they had to cut this from the 11/1 show for space reasons, but still.
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    More space-wasting dross. If only they would...

    More space-wasting dross. If only they would offer a CDs-only edition.
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    I'm not sure Blondie had usual fare by that time....

    I'm not sure Blondie had usual fare by that time. Look at what else is on that album: a '50s rock 'n' roll cover, a couple of '60s girl group type songs, a Bruce Springsteen pastiche, a spaced-out...
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