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  1. I've been waiting for something like this for...

    I've been waiting for something like this for decades. I agree that the Goodbye and Live Cream Vol. 2 stuff sounds great, so finally we get to hear the full shows straight from the multitracks. I'm...
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    Thanks everyone for the thorough analyses. Sounds...

    Thanks everyone for the thorough analyses. Sounds like I'll give Vol. 2 or 4 a shot next!



    It doesn't, of course. My use of the term "odd" was meant to convey "odd for oddness sake" or a sense...
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    Wow x 2! Where did this come from??! In all my...

    Wow x 2! Where did this come from??! In all my years of Softs/Ratledge fandom and completism, I have never once heard of this. And it's good, too. Really good.

    Someone on the Bandcamp site posted...
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    Progressive Italia boxes

    RPI Experts and Fans: Need your opinions. I dusted off my Progressive Italia box (vol 1) a few months ago and have given all the discs many listens. Awesome! 2 stone classics, 2 really interesting...
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    Yep. Just got mine too! A mere 4.5 years after...

    Yep. Just got mine too! A mere 4.5 years after pledging and I'm sure it will have been worth the wait. Happy that I could be a part of the campaign.
  6. There are several Neuland tracks on YT. I like...

    There are several Neuland tracks on YT. I like what I'm hearing, but I don't see it as particularly groundbreaking as they are portraying it. There were some German guys in the early '90s doing...
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    I get what you mean. I had imagined you were...

    I get what you mean. I had imagined you were implying an ideology about pop vs. more sophisticated music. My feeling is that none of Howe, Wetton and Palmer ever had any problem with simple pop...
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    I guess I'm surprised that so many people were...

    I guess I'm surprised that so many people were actually expecting a prog album from Asia. Note that the great albums you mention by the Asia members were from '73-'74. By '79 Carl was doing "Taste of...
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    Regarding the OP's Asia tune: IMHO it is a...

    Regarding the OP's Asia tune: IMHO it is a well-produced piece of ear candy, deserving of its Top 10 status from '82. I think the same could be said for most of the debut Asia album with particular...
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    Another +1 for Emergency here. Truly unique and...

    Another +1 for Emergency here. Truly unique and amazing album, and its obvious flaws (production, vocals) don't detract one bit from its greatness. In fact I've got to go find my copy and listen to...
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    ^^^ What have you found to be essential?

    ^^^ What have you found to be essential?
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    On the one hand, I suppose I'm a PG completist,...

    On the one hand, I suppose I'm a PG completist, which isn't too hard to be if you think about it. I've got pretty much everything else he's put out. And there are some (a few) true rarities on this....
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    While I don't listen to the album too often, I...

    While I don't listen to the album too often, I understand your hyperbole. It took me about a decade to "get" Trout, mistakenly thinking it was filled with randomness and noise, even if in a good way....
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    Here is my, well, 16, in no particular order....

    Here is my, well, 16, in no particular order. Note some cutting and pasting from mn's list ^^^

    1. Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed
    2. Keef Hartley Band - Battle of Northwest Six
    3. The Beatles -...
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    I'm kinda surprised they didn't to the entire new...

    I'm kinda surprised they didn't to the entire new record. At least 7empest should be on the setlist. But anyway glad you got to see them. They're not playing anywhere near me this tour so I missed...
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    I saw that tour as well and I agree completely....

    I saw that tour as well and I agree completely. And Ian seems even worse now, having even less ability to project. At least Martin and Doane were still there a decade ago to ensure it was actually a...
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    ^^^ I agree on the DIY. Remember in the 80s Lynne...

    ^^^ I agree on the DIY. Remember in the 80s Lynne produced a couple of albums for Dave Edmunds, where he (reasonably successfully) tried to fuse Edmunds' roots rock with some ELO synths and...
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    :up The Let it Roll album was quite big in SE PA...

    :up The Let it Roll album was quite big in SE PA at the time and it made me an LF fan. I liked Representing the Mambo a lot too though that one didn't get as much exposure. Barrere's great swamp...
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    It's just downright weird. The idea for Miller...

    It's just downright weird. The idea for Miller Anderson to do a 50th anniversary tour replicating his Woodstock KHB set is a great one, and he apparently put some butts in seats and it did well in...
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    Not 100% on topic but here's a curious one: ...

    Not 100% on topic but here's a curious one:

    Miller Anderson (lead vocals/guitar of Keef Hartley band) did a tour of Germany this past year that was billed as recreating the KHB set at Woodstock on...
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    I enjoy this stuff in a totally kitschy way....

    I enjoy this stuff in a totally kitschy way. Voiceprint put out at least one if not two volumes of KJ & MR on CD maybe 10 years ago? It was all the post-SM library music. I believe I bought one of...
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    We only got 45 minutes of Berry and 3.2 at...

    We only got 45 minutes of Berry and 3.2 at Sellersville but it was an entertaining 45 minutes. That being said he should ditch Watcher of the Skies and Karn Evil and add more songs from 3.2. He's got...
  23. I've had this one in my car CD player for the...

    I've had this one in my car CD player for the past month or so. No music-induced accidents yet! The vocals are hard to get used to but I have started to view them merely as announcements for the...
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    It was basically a "hits" set. The only outright...

    It was basically a "hits" set. The only outright deep cuts were Bloodsucker and Pictures of Home. I was not expecting Demon's Eye so that was fun. No Into the Fire unfortunately, I would have loved...
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    Saw Deep Purple last night

    And they were fantastic. This is worth posting about because Ian Gillan has really got his vocal chops back. I last saw them in 06 or 07 and they weren’t that good, but last night they nailed every...
  26. Different Realities caught my ear when it came...

    Different Realities caught my ear when it came out. For me it hit a previously-unknown sweet spot between stoner rock and raga rock. As much as I enjoyed it for a few years after release I didn't...
  27. Thread: Yacht Rock

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    ^^^ Hey the Dondi song is great. I too will check...

    ^^^ Hey the Dondi song is great. I too will check out this Ed Motta guy. BTW is that Gong's You on the shelf behind him all the way to the right @ 0:32?
  28. Couldn't make it out to Progstock but I was able...

    Couldn't make it out to Progstock but I was able to catch 3.2 and Brand X at Sellersville Theater last night. 3.2 was only able to play for 45 minutes, but what they did play was a lot of fun. I...
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    I admit I've never heard the asshole song but...

    I admit I've never heard the asshole song but pre-parrothead schtick Buffett I think was one of the best country lyricists of the 1970s and well into the 80s.

    Havana Daydreamin, Slow Boat to...
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    I'm in Bethlehem visiting my parents, and I just...

    I'm in Bethlehem visiting my parents, and I just saw 3.2 listed on the Sellersville site. Awesome! I'm really looking forward to this and I like Brand X a lot too so it couldn't be a better show...
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    Ginger Baker RIP

    Reported in the NY Times this morning. In my mind one of the most interesting and influential drummers rock ever had. He brought an unmistakable tribal pulse into rock music that he later fleshed out...
  32. I'm with you on Munich '82! Great Waiting Man....

    I'm with you on Munich '82! Great Waiting Man. That song is so powerful @ 10 minutes. I wonder why they trimmed it back to 5 or 6 for the '84 tour??! It just becomes a catchy pop tune at the shorter...
  33. Interesting post! I was in the KCCC for 10 years,...

    Interesting post! I was in the KCCC for 10 years, so I own Vols. 1-40. I mostly agree with the ranking. One thing I really liked about the club is that unlike a box set you only got 4-5 discs a...
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    Those wacky Germans... The music they listen...

    Those wacky Germans... The music they listen to... :) But I will give them credit for sustaining Saga for all these years. And Miller Anderson as well.
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    I thought the Ladder was a credible attempt for...

    I thought the Ladder was a credible attempt for Yes to regain some radio play and commercial success that they had not had for several years. World music was quite big at the time and I thought the...
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    Another Gong with all-new members!

    Am I the only one who missed this??! These guys were apparently rehearsing with Pierre for a PMG reboot when he passed away .

    They put out a fine album "Tribute" as PMG in 2011. The CD appears to...
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    I'm glad I'm not a huge Tool fan even though I...

    I'm glad I'm not a huge Tool fan even though I own all the back catalogue. I never paid much attention to the new-album-soon prophecies and had no expectations regarding what FI would sound like,...
  38. I said it on the previous page but I'll say it...

    I said it on the previous page but I'll say it again: Sherwood/Circa's "Valley of the Windmill" from 2015 is a minor classic IMHO. Before that one, I might have agreed with you. But no need to go...
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    I'll say the same thing I said about Eddie Money...

    I'll say the same thing I said about Eddie Money a day or two ago. I was never a big fan but when Cars' songs came on the radio I always turned them up, not off.
    RIP
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    I've seen Martin three times and I'll say he and...

    I've seen Martin three times and I'll say he and the band are just getting better and better. This show rawks.

    If Dan Crisp grows out his hair and beard he'll be indistinguishable from a 35 year...
  41. Thread: RIP Eddie Money

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    I was never a big fan but whenever Eddie's songs...

    I was never a big fan but whenever Eddie's songs came on the radio I always turned it up instead of turning it off. And they stood the test of time. Two Tickets and Take Me Home sound as good today...
  42. ^^^ She's booked at "Club Hancher" which appears...

    ^^^ She's booked at "Club Hancher" which appears to be a smaller performance space within our large University arts auditorium complex. From the pic below I'm guessing 75-100?

    13355
  43. Tomeka Reid's early performance at U Iowa on Nov...

    Tomeka Reid's early performance at U Iowa on Nov 2 is already sold out BTW. I look forward to catching the late performance and hearing the CD as well.
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    I am well-versed in the fine art of hyperbole...

    I am well-versed in the fine art of hyperbole...
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    Very cool. You got a collector's item for sure....

    Very cool. You got a collector's item for sure. There's no mention of it on discogs. I haven't even been able to score a copy of Live from Daryl's house...
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    So that was the much-touted 2nd run, huh? One...

    So that was the much-touted 2nd run, huh? One day. Anyway... I bought the high res download and it sounds great even on my $69 computer speakers. So be it. I'm fine with not owning the physical...
  47. Nice!!! Shame they didn't put this on the SW set...

    Nice!!! Shame they didn't put this on the SW set as a DVD extra. But it is great to have in any form. Finds like this is very exciting for me. Like we are archeologists and someone has found a new...
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    I admit I have a fondness for Soviet-era shlock...

    I admit I have a fondness for Soviet-era shlock from my parents' homeland. And boy did those Soviets know how to do shlock... Our relatives used to send us these "mikrofons" pop hits records back in...
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    Was this show a part of the same Belgian series?...

    Was this show a part of the same Belgian series? It has only popped up on Youtube in the past year as a full show. First in B&W and now a glorious color version.

    ...
  50. Sig-worthy! And allow me to kvetch... I would...

    Sig-worthy! And allow me to kvetch... I would love these shows on BR (or DVD frankly) but not both! Not only is the cost per disc already way high but they force you to buy two formats when its 90%...
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    After we were all grousing about the expensive...

    After we were all grousing about the expensive format, and after (1) I realized how good the album is, and (2) my daughter convinced me to buy it "You seem to really like it dad. Go for it. You have...
  52. ^^^ I think a new Yes album could be much better...

    ^^^ I think a new Yes album could be much better than H&E. IMHO Sherwood put out the album of his life with Circa in 2015 "Valley of the Windmill". I remember at the time thinking how I wished that...
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    With the caveat that this opinion is formed from...

    With the caveat that this opinion is formed from two complete Youtube "spins" of the new album, I'll say that for me this is possibly the best Tool album (so far ;)).

    They have stripped away all...
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    Is there really no way to purchase Fear Inoculum...

    Is there really no way to purchase Fear Inoculum at a somewhat normal CD price (< $20)?
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    I pulled HD out this past Monday for the first...

    I pulled HD out this past Monday for the first time in ~6 months. My verdict is that it gets better and better with time. When I first bought it I thought "a solid Soft Machine Legacy release. No...
  56. A nice record. Just pulled it out for a listen. I...

    A nice record. Just pulled it out for a listen. I notice I praised it above (five years ago) and it stands the test of time.

    Did anyone mention Leah on the recent prog/new age thread? Seems like...
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    Steve, thanks for sharing the story. I believe...

    Steve, thanks for sharing the story. I believe that sharing things like this can have a healing effect.

    Very sorry that morons like this guy you describe do exist, but they do. He can't figure out...
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    Islands is one of my favorite songs off your...

    Islands is one of my favorite songs off your Alchemy download. Definitely worthy of the name StarCastle.

    But I can see how it must have been hard to gain traction with this music in 1985. Born in...
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    You do, trust me. None of the discs you list...

    You do, trust me. None of the discs you list except Live etc. (which was taken from some of the gigs here) possesses the gestalt of a classic-era Gong gig. The reckless confident goofy abandon of the...
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    RIP. I never paid any attention to Canned Heat...

    RIP. I never paid any attention to Canned Heat until last weekend's Woodstock broadcast and I thought their set was really good. Just yesterday I Googled them and I was surprised to read that they...
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