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    Sure. I don't have a guitar handy so can't...

    Sure. I don't have a guitar handy so can't confirm if they're in the same key or not, but to me the similarity is there... but it's not huge. I believe the Floyd version is a 2-note pattern in cut...
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    Has Clapton done anything where he's been more...

    Has Clapton done anything where he's been more out of his element? I guess Cream at their most psych is sort of in the ballpark, but that was over 50 years ago!
  3. Speaking for myself... 1. The "Prog community"...

    Speaking for myself...

    1. The "Prog community" in 1994 was mostly a bi-coastal affair. Some people on one side knew what the other side was up to, and vice versa, but everything I knew at the time...
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    I think it was their second US appearance, but I...

    I think it was their second US appearance, but I was at a show they played in San Jose on 2/19/94. And surprise, Nicholls was fighting a cold that time as well. I just think in the early days he...
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    Hell, on a lot of those early performances you...

    Hell, on a lot of those early performances you were lucky if he even made it through the entire gig! I've never known a singer so prone to catch cold when touring. Except maybe Jon Anderson.
  6. Agreed. The whole "Now I employ my...

    Agreed. The whole "Now I employ my authentic-blues-face while jamming back to back with our pork-pie hat wearing sax player" schtick used to make my stomach turn.
  7. Yeah, marketing for PF was, shall we say......

    Yeah, marketing for PF was, shall we say... stealthy.
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    Wow, I started listening to that and was...

    Wow, I started listening to that and was immediately reminded of Mike Oldfield's "Incantations Pt. 2". What's old is new again.
  9. Memos isn't bad. Exiles is even better, and made...

    Memos isn't bad. Exiles is even better, and made me completely re-evaluate Cross' abilities as a violinist. It also includes great guest appearances by Wetton, Fripp and Peter Hammill.
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    I never really clicked with Cast, although I...

    I never really clicked with Cast, although I thought Al-Bandaluz was a big step in the right direction for them. But prog rock is a funny thing. A buddy of mine who was also into a lot of the same...
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    Ditto. IMO Guitar Noir is good enough that he...

    Ditto. IMO Guitar Noir is good enough that he could play the whole thing live start to finish and it would hold up to his earlier stuff.
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    You are not alone. It's a shame he basically went...

    You are not alone. It's a shame he basically went full Martin Orford on us. Or maybe it's Martin who went full Lyle Mays. ;)
  13. Wow. That is awesome!

    Wow. That is awesome!
  14. Despite a full court (and some would say...

    Despite a full court (and some would say obnoxious) press from Brian Lane and Co. I'm guessing BL is out of the picture now (inquiring minds want to know why), which I'm guessing is at least part of...
  15. Say what? :O

    Say what? :O
  16. What was almost better than KG's performance at...

    What was almost better than KG's performance at PF was running into him in the record dealer's lobby rifling through the crates looking for rare copies of, you guessed it -- Peter Gabriel records! :D
  17. Pretty much my experience, except in LA (and I...

    Pretty much my experience, except in LA (and I wasn't high.) But there wasn't any bait and switch for me. Atlantic ran a full page ad for the show in the Calendar section of the LA Times weeks in...
  18. Yeah, that video a revelation to me as well...

    Yeah, that video a revelation to me as well (although I'll stick with the Yes version because... Squire :horns). Los Bravos was actually a mid-60s Spanish group that Tony Anderson joined toward the...
  19. Thanks for the link. I'm glad the music is seeing...

    Thanks for the link. I'm glad the music is seeing the light of day. Mostly for Benoit as much as for Oliver. The song itself does nothing for me, but again -- glad it's out there now.
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    Yeah, when that announcement first came out I...

    Yeah, when that announcement first came out I congratulated him but also asked, "But will she be able to put up with your weird taste in music?" :D
  21. LOL, no. It's just that every other person at the...

    LOL, no. It's just that every other person at the show was a drummer! :D
  22. He's very good. I was talking to my buddy who...

    He's very good. I was talking to my buddy who went with me last night to the Fox Oakland show and he's also a drummer. We were talking about the tightrope CB had to walk most of the night. I thought...
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    And kids these days dig that emo-mopey-dirgey...

    And kids these days dig that emo-mopey-dirgey stuff. ;)

    Anyone else get a Downes-Braide vibe from that God track "City"? It's a pretty "groovy" song.
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    Well, isn't Emo sort of revered in Japan? No...

    Well, isn't Emo sort of revered in Japan? No doubt she ran into his music at an early age. It's not surprising that some of him brushed off on her. Especially if the point of this album is to affirm...
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    It's pretty well documented that that's how it...

    It's pretty well documented that that's how it went down(es).

    But in context it sort of made sense. They were dusting off "Fly From Here", plus they had to come up with new music to go with it to...
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    The only part of Rick's interview I have trouble...

    The only part of Rick's interview I have trouble with is saying "Nobody knows what's going on" with the current version of Yes. I don't think you have to try very hard to know what exactly is going...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea9OTxkuGSE ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea9OTxkuGSE

    How about Craig Ferguson's lyrics from his Doctor Who special when he hosted the Late Late Show?
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    Everyone in the band is going to have to practice...

    Everyone in the band is going to have to practice their nuts off, on their individual parts and as a group. So many potential train wrecks lurk in those songs. And there's pretty much no place where...
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    :horns All of Relayer. Finally. :up Will they...

    :horns All of Relayer. Finally. :up

    Will they dumb it down?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv9XtSiqEDA

    But to finally see Yes play "Sound Chaser" and "To Be Over" (congrats on finally...
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    No.

    No.
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    Definitely a legend. He'll never be one of my...

    Definitely a legend. He'll never be one of my favorite drummers, but I credit him as bridging those early 60s, blues-based drummers and the late 60s heavy rock of people like John Bonham.

    I'm sure...
  32. Not enough for me, I'm afraid. I'm super happy...

    Not enough for me, I'm afraid. I'm super happy Townshend and Roger Daltrey are making new music, but to my ears it's on par with the material on Face Dances or It's Hard. Still, the "FU" at the end...
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    Well, I know what Emperor Joseph II would say......

    Well, I know what Emperor Joseph II would say... ;)
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    In some ways, The Ladder – or the period...

    In some ways, The Ladder – or the period immediately afterwards – was a proving ground for whether Yes could rise above their own dysfunctional bullshit. Khoroshev's antics didn't help, but the sad...
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    For those hoping RW would tone down his political...

    For those hoping RW would tone down his political side, I have bad news for you...
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    It's interesting how as late as March, 1970 they...

    It's interesting how as late as March, 1970 they were still generally positive about the future. Now, I've read that the break-up happened in April, 1970. But I've also read that Paul's suit to block...
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    I rate it the best album since Big Generator....

    I rate it the best album since Big Generator. Magnification is close behind it, but The Ladder felt like a group effort. There was almost a Fragile-like vibe to it, IMO. As far as I'm concerned...
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    I was just making the point that she won a...

    I was just making the point that she won a dispute where she wanted greater status as a contributor to the recorded output than a mere "guest artist."
  39. I've always assumed that one big reason SH likes...

    I've always assumed that one big reason SH likes working with Roger King so much is that RK is a wiz when it comes to all of that stuff. It's no coincidence that Steve suddenly sounded like a much...
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    If it worked for Clare Torry...

    If it worked for Clare Torry...
  41. I'm probably in the minority, but I don't...

    I'm probably in the minority, but I don't actually bemoan the fact that Lighthouse never happened. Yes, it would have been nice to have an album where all those songs were collected together instead...
  42. If anything he's a bit too self-aware. I was...

    If anything he's a bit too self-aware. I was watching some interviews with him from back in the 90s and after a while I was thinking, "OK, just shut up and smash your guitar already!" :D
  43. In my "History of Prog" playlist a couple of the...

    In my "History of Prog" playlist a couple of the earliest tracks are "A Quick One While He's Away" and "Sparks".
  44. It's not that bad. I'm guessing it's a...

    It's not that bad. I'm guessing it's a rights/ownership thing.
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    To me early-mid period Steely Dan often has a...

    To me early-mid period Steely Dan often has a summer-into-fall/start-of-school vibe going on. Some Camel also gets me in that mood.
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    On Thursday we got "Cirkus" but nothing off of...

    On Thursday we got "Cirkus" but nothing off of Wake of Poseidon. We got "Moonchild" -- which wasn't on the setlist last year -- but no "Schizoid Man", which I was expecting seeing as it's the 50th...
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    The KC show at the Fox last night was good, but...

    The KC show at the Fox last night was good, but last year's (it was last year, right?) was better. Partly because last year I didn't have the woman with Tourette Syndrome nearby laughing loudly and...
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    I'd say "You bet!", but I'm going to tonight's...

    I'd say "You bet!", but I'm going to tonight's show. ;)

    And by the way, for those reading this and wondering what the hell we're talking about, King Crimson is playing tonight and tomorrow at the...
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    Yeah, Michele Arnaud is in the end credits so I'm...

    Yeah, Michele Arnaud is in the end credits so I'm guessing the Belgians provided the venue and film/editing crew but maybe ORTF helped pay for it so they could broadcast it.

    I was trying to work...
  50. I think Peter Banks said once they would come up...

    I think Peter Banks said once they would come up with more complicated arrangements simply as a preventative measure so that JA's very crude ideas weren't the final result!
  51. Which just goes to fuel the opinion that it's the...

    Which just goes to fuel the opinion that it's the internal conflicts and tensions within a band that lead to the best creative results. I can recall from the YesYears documentary Bill Bruford saying...
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    It would take so long to answer this, I'm going...

    It would take so long to answer this, I'm going to suggest you use the search function.

    And yes, he is "that Porcupine Tree guy". ;)
  53. The process last time around was not constructive...

    The process last time around was not constructive either. Sending Jon D around to visit each other band member and working up ideas separately will hopefully not be repeated next time. I always go...
  54. Yeah, as much as I think Billy's heart is in the...

    Yeah, as much as I think Billy's heart is in the right place, musically I don't feel like he really "groks" what classic Yes music is really all about. But for that I'm afraid you kinda sorta need...
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    I'm disappointed. I was really hoping for a deep...

    I'm disappointed. I was really hoping for a deep and analytical look into the recording process for his 1968 single "(The Autobiography of) Mississippi Hobo"/"Sonata of Love". ;)
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    Yeah, M Dung was a wild and crazy guy. I think...

    Yeah, M Dung was a wild and crazy guy. I think that finally caught up with him when they gave him the morning show and he just couldn't deal with getting up at 4 AM! :D

    But yeah, I haven't...
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    RIP KFOG San Francisco

    The times, they are a-changin'. KFOG in San Francisco, one of the few "progressive" rock radio stations left on the west coast is shutting down. They're going to become a simulcast for a local sports...
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    He seems to want to split the set up between the...

    He seems to want to split the set up between the new material (can't blame him for that) and Yes music, with a few solo/J&V hits like "State of Independence" thrown in to round things out. As that...
  59. He's not really an Emerson guy. Covering Deep...

    He's not really an Emerson guy. Covering Deep Purple is about as proggy as his group gets. There's a pretty cool rendition of "Gimme Some Lovin" on his YT channel that's worth checking out. Seems...
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    Those are great observations, Jacob. I'd just...

    Those are great observations, Jacob. I'd just like to chime in on this bit...



    I think for a lot of people that's what makes him so endearing. Related to what floyd said above, when Steve Howe...
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