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    A quick sample from the album that I am working...

    A quick sample from the album that I am working on in tempore pestis, or during my enforced vacation--and while my "real" next album is on hold. I was going for the vibe of a '50s/'60s TV show theme...
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    It's all the money he saves on shampoo.

    It's all the money he saves on shampoo.
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    That one is the other way around; the song came...

    That one is the other way around; the song came first and the band name is a reference to it. Sort of like the oldie "Hey Paula" by Paul and Paula, where the duo (really named Ray and Jill) named...
  4. The Bryan Ferry and Hendrix ones cracked me up.

    The Bryan Ferry and Hendrix ones cracked me up.
  5. And smoking it.

    And smoking it.
  6. Wikipedia, Forgotten Yesterdays, and setlists.com...

    Wikipedia, Forgotten Yesterdays, and setlists.com all agree that Yes played at Salford University on the 20th.
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    I once had front row at a Jethro Tull concert,...

    I once had front row at a Jethro Tull concert, which turned out to be all the way to the left, with a bass bin right in front of me. Every time the kick drum hit I got a puff of air in the face....
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    Van Dyke Parks: "Van Dyke Parks"

    Van Dyke Parks: "Van Dyke Parks"
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    Three in a row with "Woman" in the title. No idea...

    Three in a row with "Woman" in the title. No idea what that means.
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    As if the music weren't intense enough, it's...

    As if the music weren't intense enough, it's really a trip to follow the score:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HilGthRhwP8
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    Except for Mike d'Abo (the singer) it looks like...

    Except for Mike d'Abo (the singer) it looks like the band agrees with you.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QN7kmOhBMw
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    "Heartbreak Hotel." I like to say I was born...

    "Heartbreak Hotel." I like to say I was born under the sign of Elvis.
  13. Further trivia: before his careers as a...

    Further trivia: before his careers as a politician and as a record company executive, this person was a pop singer who had a hit with the same title as a Pink Floyd song. Which song?
  14. I knew the answer to #60, but had no idea of...

    I knew the answer to #60, but had no idea of #61...but I was able to guess the correct answer from the following questions!
  15. I found this quote from Chris Squire on the Yes...

    I found this quote from Chris Squire on the Yes Facebook page:



    The Wikipedia list of Yes gigs says there were two nights at the QEH (the 21st and 22nd) but doesn't mention the orchestra....
  16. Sticky: When we were having the super-bad air quality...

    When we were having the super-bad air quality from the northern CA wildfires a while back, I went into the bank to use the ATM while wearing a filter mask. I noticed that the security guard was very...
  17. ^Damn, that cross-handed playing is impressive in...

    ^Damn, that cross-handed playing is impressive in a kid whose arms aren't long enough to reach the end of the keyboard!
  18. Sticky: The long solo that makes up the third quarter of...

    The long solo that makes up the third quarter of the track is definitely fuzz organ.
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    Wacky Races was a little after my time, but with...

    Wacky Races was a little after my time, but with three younger siblings I was aware of what was on children's television long after I stopped watching it myself. (My brother was a stone Sesame Street...
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    I just don't completely grasp why the non-Art...

    I just don't completely grasp why the non-Art Bears faction is so angry and resentful of the fact that the material that they rejected came out under a different band identity. At the time they...
  21. I'm sure I could come up with a 2-hour set list...

    I'm sure I could come up with a 2-hour set list of never-played Jethro Tull nuggets (starting with the epic "Baker Street Muse"), but I wouldn't want to hear the present-day Ian Anderson singing them.
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    Just to be clear, I wasn't making a value...

    Just to be clear, I wasn't making a value judgment about the musical importance of any of the spin-off bands, just saying that the events of 1978 that resulted in the release of Hopes and Fears under...
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    ^ There is of course quite a bit about the first...

    ^ There is of course quite a bit about the first Art Bears album, as that one is essential to the story of Henry Cow itself.
  24. Sticky: That's Winwood & Capaldi's song. Maybe you're...

    That's Winwood & Capaldi's song. Maybe you're thinking of "Cryin' to Be Heard," which sits next to "Headmen" on the album and is probably the most "Traffic-y" of Mason's songwriting contributions.
    ...
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    Indeed.

    Indeed.
  26. ...which is funny because "Rocket Cathedrals"...

    ...which is funny because "Rocket Cathedrals" sounds SO much like a Bill Nelson song title.
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    Wacky Races? ...

    Wacky Races?

    https://comicvine1.cbsistatic.com/uploads/scale_small/0/4/70597-11825-103595-1-wacky-races.jpg
  28. Sticky: Best wishes to your family. Hope everyone gets...

    Best wishes to your family. Hope everyone gets through this all right!
  29. Counts as a parner.

    Counts as a parner.
  30. Sticky: My local newspaper today saw fit to print a...

    My local newspaper today saw fit to print a letter from one Michael DeMoss of Menlo Park (SF Bay Area, one of the COVID hot spots) who provides advice on "how to stop the coronavirus panic"...
  31. My late wife was a major Jethro Tull freak, which...

    My late wife was a major Jethro Tull freak, which is how I met her. She was also a fan of Popol Vuh (through their Herzog soundtracks), Gong, Rush, King Crimson (Poseidon was her favorite), Kate...
  32. There is also a collaboration between Legs Larry...

    There is also a collaboration between Legs Larry Smith and Tony Kaye--written and produced by the pair--on the Bonzo Dog Band's contractual obligation album Let's Make Up and Be Friendly. I never...
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    It was a bit slow, but I got my vinyl order in!

    It was a bit slow, but I got my vinyl order in!
  34. Whenever the cheerfully malevolent Lalo appears I...

    Whenever the cheerfully malevolent Lalo appears I keep thinking of him as Kevin Kline's character in A Fish Called Wanda.
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    Okay, that is just all kinds of WTF there.

    Okay, that is just all kinds of WTF there.
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    I think the Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar...

    I think the Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar album/albums (released originally as three individual LPs, reissued as a 3-LP box set shortly afterwards, and released at various times as either a two- or...
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    Don't forget this one: ...

    Don't forget this one:

    http://www.amiright.com/photoshops/images/album_1416119419.jpg
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    That one brought me up short, too. Tom Phillips...

    That one brought me up short, too. Tom Phillips is a brilliant artist and S&BB is a great package, IMO.
  39. Sticky: Seven Bay Area counties ordered all residents to...

    Seven Bay Area counties ordered all residents to shelter in place for three weeks. Looks like I just got an unplanned vacation.
  40. Throw in what is probably Magma's prettiest song:...

    Throw in what is probably Magma's prettiest song: "Lihns" from Live/Hhai.
  41. Just downloaded the taster "single." I like how...

    Just downloaded the taster "single." I like how their idea of a single is a four-song sequence that totals over 40 minutes.
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    Sticky: Poll: Because what the majority likes is always best,...

    Because what the majority likes is always best, right?


    Debatable whether that's an entirely good thing.


    Yes they do. (Alternately: neither do LPs unless you abuse them.)


    Yes they do.
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    Sticky: Poll: In case you were wondering what a turtable is: ...

    In case you were wondering what a turtable is:

    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/files/img/music2/flinstonerecord.jpg
  44. I don't know how I've gotten through life barely...

    I don't know how I've gotten through life barely having heard any AC/DC. Looking at a list of their singles, I've heard "You Shook Me All Night Long" a time or two (speaking of Led Zeppelin and...
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    Thread title of the year.

    Thread title of the year.
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    True. But then what do you call those things that...

    True. But then what do you call those things that there are 420 of per inch?
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    My parents' console TV/record player when I was a...

    My parents' console TV/record player when I was a kid had a 16 rpm setting, but I never saw any of the records. I've always heard that the format was intended primarily for spoken word recordings.
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    Eastern states (and provinces) only? Boo!

    Eastern states (and provinces) only? Boo!
  49. "Dancin' in the Streets" could get into some...

    "Dancin' in the Streets" could get into some great jams onstage. It was the studio version that was an abomination.
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    When Winwood switches to guitar for "Light Up or...

    When Winwood switches to guitar for "Light Up or Leave Me Alone," Chris Wood takes over the piano.
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    True, it's not literally "solo" or alone, but...

    True, it's not literally "solo" or alone, but solo is still the correct term. The word has broader meanings than just "unaccompanied." In classical music the featured part in a concerto is called the...
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    When I first began exploring jazz I started...

    When I first began exploring jazz I started listening to jazz radio stations to see what I liked. One of the first things to catch my ear was McCoy Tyner's big band version of "Afro Blue" from Song...
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    I don't agree that Zappa really held himself as...

    I don't agree that Zappa really held himself as superior. I've mentioned this before, but it's worth noting how in performing "Broken Hearts Are for Assholes," as seen in the Baby Snakes movie, Zappa...
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    Them Or Us and Mothers of Prevention are...

    Them Or Us and Mothers of Prevention are exceptions; those have a good balance of satire/comedy/pop vocal pieces and serious instrumentals.
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    Side one is one of FZ's weaker efforts, IMO. "No...

    Side one is one of FZ's weaker efforts, IMO. "No Not Now" and "Valley Girl" are a lot of fun, but both very repetitious and low in actual musical content. "I Come from Nowhere" is much more...
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    ...as is the "studio" version, which is actually...

    ...as is the "studio" version, which is actually cobbled together from various live performances. Uncle Frank explains:

    Do you know how many edits there are in "Drowning Witch"? Fifteen! That song...
  57. I saw a local Yes tribute band (Shine Delirious)...

    I saw a local Yes tribute band (Shine Delirious) in a club last year and had a great time. The performance was not flawless, but the set list was awesome (all '70s, and no "Roundabout"), and they...
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    You can definitely tell that "Do the Strand" was...

    You can definitely tell that "Do the Strand" was recorded in Newcastle by the crowd reaction to the word "Geordies!"
  59. Leaving it in the cupboard to see if absinthe...

    Leaving it in the cupboard to see if absinthe makes the heart grow fonder?
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    For a double live album with not all that many...

    For a double live album with not all that many songs on it, the Doors' Absolutely Live was cobbled together from a surprising number of sources: a two-night stint at the Aquarius Theater in L.A.,...
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