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    Sticky: I bought this one and Wake Up (their first) all...

    I bought this one and Wake Up (their first) all at once when I saw them going for cheap. I could not get into them, their sound was very typical early 70s German rock, but I don’t think they did...
  2. R.I.P. I only have heard El concierto para ir en...

    R.I.P. I only have heard El concierto para ir en globo but I have to admit, they had a one-of-a-kind sound.
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    Revisiting this post. I have come to a...

    Revisiting this post. I have come to a realization that ties in with prog, namely the 80s Japanese ultra-lush prog revival. I always thought that bands like Pageant and Mugen and the like sounded...
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    The Guess Who: “American Woman”

    The Guess Who: “American Woman”
  5. A recent discovery: this haunting piece (1964)...

    A recent discovery: this haunting piece (1964) from Japanese composer Joji Yuasa:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQYXgw7cvwI
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    Redtron SE is an excellent freeware option for...

    Redtron SE is an excellent freeware option for Mellotron sounds. I do wish there were more variety in the samples (I would have included the pipe organ tapes in lieu of yet another bank of string...
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    I’m almost convinced it’s some kind of urban...

    I’m almost convinced it’s some kind of urban legend à la Candle Cove. I legitimately never even heard of it until about five years ago, but I’m informed it’s some kind of crazy cult favorite. Then...
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    Also recommended: Love’s a Prima Donna. When I...

    Also recommended: Love’s a Prima Donna. When I first heard about it I thought, “A concept album about love? How original! Pass!” Then someone said he was inspired by Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard/A True...
  9. There’s also “I of IV,” an early piece by Pauline...

    There’s also “I of IV,” an early piece by Pauline Oliveros. It’s interesting because what you’re actually hearing are interference frequencies (at this early stage, she was very interested in...
  10. This piece by Turkish composer İlhan Mimaroğlu...

    This piece by Turkish composer İlhan Mimaroğlu has long been a favorite:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAaSIpb9HmA&t=332s
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    To kind of creep you out, one of the stars of The...

    To kind of creep you out, one of the stars of The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band was a 17-year-old Kurt Russell (Goldie was 23 at the time).
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    I’m a little disappointed that the Intercord...

    I’m a little disappointed that the Intercord remaster of Let It Out did not include the remixed versions of the US Passport release. Only the title track was significantly different, but they still...
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    ↑ From the same designer as this? ...

    ↑ From the same designer as this?

    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/59a26f7d0e69a1aefa9e3c9025ec19e2/2471953

    Letting this one slide a bit, as it’s one of those “rarities and unreleased” types of...
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    A new discovery I’ve never even heard of before:...

    A new discovery I’ve never even heard of before: Møn Rock from 1979. Some nice guitar playing on this!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8687i3VAUqY
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    *ahem!* ...

    *ahem!*

    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/3202a02d57e35da71579f72ede3d0911/6452934
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    I think it’s actually better than the original,...

    I think it’s actually better than the original, which looks like someone’s kid drew it. I still can’t tell what it’s supposed to be,
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    That Wenchin album cover is hilarious! It’s like...

    That Wenchin album cover is hilarious! It’s like something drawn by a high school student way into D&D.
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    Sensations’ Fix: “The Flu”

    Sensations’ Fix: “The Flu”
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    Go for Attahk if you want to ease yourself into...

    Go for Attahk if you want to ease yourself into their world, or MDK if you want the trial by fire. I started with Üdü Wüdü and never looked back.
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    I noticed that most of the EG artist roster was...

    I noticed that most of the EG artist roster was pretty high-profile, but there are a few oddities out there like this, Pictures and Ambitious Lovers (the latter featuring Peter Scherer, keyboardist...
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    I got some used Logitech powered speakers; they...

    I got some used Logitech powered speakers; they aren’t great, but they are a marked improvement on the crappy built-in speakers in my Toshiba lappy. For $5 I can’t complain. But I would like better...
  22. Named for an infamous pornographic “art film” as...

    Named for an infamous pornographic “art film” as well, I see! :lol
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    My thoughts on the 80s Zappa I’ve heard: *...

    My thoughts on the 80s Zappa I’ve heard:

    * London Symphony Orchestra: I don’t think this sounds as bad as Frank claims (except maybe for “Strictly Genteel,” the brass section is definitely out of...
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    My parents’ record player had a 16 RPM speed as...

    My parents’ record player had a 16 RPM speed as well. I never found one, but I understand that there was a kind of “in dash” automotive record player that played special records (that you could only...
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    I remember being a bit shocked when I first...

    I remember being a bit shocked when I first bought this in my “going ga-ga for all things VdGG” phase. I have to say that it was NOT what I was expecting but, oddly, I warmed to it quickly, even...
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    Presumably, he did album covers for Amon Düül II,...

    Presumably, he did album covers for Amon Düül II, Gash and Lake, among others. He did most of WEA’s 2 Originals Of... series in the 70s.
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    I believe Wenske was the staff artist with...

    I believe Wenske was the staff artist with Bacillus. He did covers for Omega (Hall of Floaters in the Sky, my copy advertised a free poster giveaway!) as well, and I think he also did the Dschinn...
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    I think the closest Phase 4 came to “prog” was a...

    I think the closest Phase 4 came to “prog” was a late entry in the series, Sometimes Words Just Get in the Way credited to Orion, from 1975. It’s basically Ron Frangipane and a few other session...
  29. To be fair, I was only referring to Axe Victim...

    To be fair, I was only referring to Axe Victim with that comment.
  30. Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem “I Will Survive” was...

    Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem “I Will Survive” was infamously originally the B-side to “Substitute”


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WvYnwRzMgQ
  31. The only album I’ve heard was Axe Victim and...

    The only album I’ve heard was Axe Victim and didn’t really care for it. If it’s second-rate Bowie clones I want, I’ll go for Steve Harley or Jobriath, thanks.

    On the other hand, I do own the 7"...
  32. Surprised XTC haven’t come up. They had a couple...

    Surprised XTC haven’t come up. They had a couple of “displaced” album titles like the Popol Ace example above. Oranges and Lemons comes from “Ballet for a Rainy Day” (off of Skylarking). Apple Venus...
  33. Also: Banco del Mutuo Soccorso: Io sono nato...

    Also:

    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso: Io sono nato libero (from “Canto nomade per un prigioniero politico”)
    Aztec Camera: High Land, Hard Rain (I forget which song it’s from, but they chant the title...
  34. Popol Ace: Stolen From Time (title from the...

    Popol Ace: Stolen From Time (title from the lyrics to “Soft Shoe Dancer”)
    Popol Ace: Curly Sounds (title from the lyrics to “Today Another Day,” also from the SFT album)
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    I remembered, it was Dragon Against Vampire from...

    I remembered, it was Dragon Against Vampire from 1985. Tangerine Dream (stuff from Rubycon and Force Majeure) also turns up on the soundtrack.
  36. As has been pointed out elsewhere, the storyboard...

    As has been pointed out elsewhere, the storyboard found in the album artwork (armored armadillo tank fights a bunch of Kaiju only to get scratched in the eye, retreat to the sea and presumably live...
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    Consider yourself lucky to live in an area that...

    Consider yourself lucky to live in an area that still plays “Roundabout” and “Money.” They are too obscure for the limited playlists of the “classic rock”/nostalgia stations round these parts, which...
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    It’s going to be a 240-minute epic spread across...

    It’s going to be a 240-minute epic spread across three discs. The first pressing will have a bonus discs full of Beatles, Toto and Dan Fogelberg covers.
  40. [Insert hack Nickelback joke here]

    [Insert hack Nickelback joke here]
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    I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the original...

    I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the original studio version of this album, at least in its entirety. I heard a bootleg recording of a radio broadcast of a live version from 1998 with Phil Minton,...
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    I remember my first listen to Indelibly Stamped....

    I remember my first listen to Indelibly Stamped. I kind of felt like Bart Simpson at Kamp Krusty. Every time I heard a substandard song, I thought, “it’s OK, they’re just building to the 7-minute...
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    I think they were hurting for the loss of an...

    I think they were hurting for the loss of an original member (Palmer) and were trying to fill the gap, yet were unsure on how to go about it. Having kind of an in-between lineup doesn’t help, though...
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    Obviously Aja is the go-to here. How can it not...

    Obviously Aja is the go-to here. How can it not be, what with those effusive liner notes in the inner gatefold, that read like one of those Enoch Light stereo demonstration percussion records from...
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    Well, at least this puts an end to hack jokes...

    Well, at least this puts an end to hack jokes about young people not knowing what a record player is.
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    That’s because music isn’t important in kids’...

    That’s because music isn’t important in kids’ lives today. They don’t want to be rock stars anymore, they want to be game programmers or comic book artists. “Music” has been relegated to a functional...
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    This album was very much in the “proto-prog”...

    This album was very much in the “proto-prog” movement of the time, with a folk-rock base and influences from Procol Harum and King Crimson (the latter mainly surfacing on the epic “Try Again,”...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoeMMEvtIc4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoeMMEvtIc4
  49. The guitars are far more Fripp than Miller to my...

    The guitars are far more Fripp than Miller to my ears (seriously, where do you even hear the Miller parallel? I sure don’t!). Sure, there’s a lot of Fender Rhodes, but so too is there on a lot of...
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    Some non-regular saxes as well, as that album...

    Some non-regular saxes as well, as that album featured the infamous (supposedly unplayable) C-Melody Saxophone.
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    I so don’t understand the whole “the actual music...

    I so don’t understand the whole “the actual music is in the tape hiss” thing. Sounds like pretentious audiophile BS to me. If I can hear tape hiss on a CD (or a vinyl LP, for that matter), it was...
  52. I got more into this one once I accepted that...

    I got more into this one once I accepted that “nothing not from Canterbury that people describe as Canterbury will ever sound like Canterbury” and just ran with it. Nice Crimso-esque prog with fusion...
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    I thought I recognized that name. Alas, I only...

    I thought I recognized that name. Alas, I only know them from Zalmoxe, but I find it to be an excellent album. Apparently, the band had a lot of resistance from the hard-line Romanian government at...
  54. And I am seriously the first to mention Glenn...

    And I am seriously the first to mention Glenn Branca?
  55. You know, some things are neglected for a reason....

    You know, some things are neglected for a reason.



    ...and there is an exception to every rule.



    You’re mis-remembering, it was “The Girl in the Magnesium Dress” that Zappa deemed unfit...
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    Just gonna leave this here. It’s no “Art Rock...

    Just gonna leave this here. It’s no “Art Rock Suite” but it is...something!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMTPIvPF5OQ
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    Absolutely Free, WOIIFTM and Uncle Meat are three...

    Absolutely Free, WOIIFTM and Uncle Meat are three of my favorites from him. Unlike later, his satire was on point, plus this was the height of “absurdist” Zappa, which makes me laugh a lot more than...
  58. Earliest prog song to (lyrically) reference other prog

    Obviously covers don’t count.

    The earliest I can find is “Footsteps” by Hoelderlin, from their 1979 album New Faces. Two references to PFM (“Chocolate kings” and “paper charms”) appear in the...
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    Hopefully it’s a little more comprehensive than...

    Hopefully it’s a little more comprehensive than most films focusing on “electronic” music (i.e.: “let’s get the ‘boring’ formative stuff out of the way in the first 10 minutes so we can spend the...
  60. Also Ken Tucker, who seemed to be a real...

    Also Ken Tucker, who seemed to be a real prog-booster. I get the feeling that David Marsh hated him, or at least hated that he was too positive regarding prog, his most hated genre. Hence the reason...
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