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  1. ...which required the musicians to perform each...

    ...which required the musicians to perform each LP side live without a break, with no possibility of editing, overdubbing, or remixing the results. That made the technique of pretty limited...
  2. Lots of companies do the mastering. The hitch is...

    Lots of companies do the mastering. The hitch is that we've lost the biggest source for the basic materials they need to do it.
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    Officially, yes, as far as I know. Fripp has...

    Officially, yes, as far as I know. Fripp has proclaimed that Belew is the ninth member of King Crimson, in the same way that he had earlier said that Tony Levin was still considered a member of King...
  4. Must you needle us?

    Must you needle us?
  5. Mine too. He wanted to be Ziggy Stardust so bad...

    Mine too. He wanted to be Ziggy Stardust so bad it hurt.
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    He should have made it easy on himself and...

    He should have made it easy on himself and learned to play in standard position. I'll never understand why so many left-handed guitarists/bassists think they need to use a backwards instrument. Other...
  7. Or a good manticore. And a good manticore is hard...

    Or a good manticore. And a good manticore is hard to find.
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    I am very fond of both of the Ponty/Moran-era...

    I am very fond of both of the Ponty/Moran-era albums and rank them right up there with the Mark 1 Mahavishnu. Birds of Fire is my favorite, though.
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    Bruford's is very worthwhile.

    Bruford's is very worthwhile.
  10. It does seem a bit cheeky given that even the...

    It does seem a bit cheeky given that even the band that Hiseman put together with Clemson and Clarke just before he died wasn't using the Colosseum name.
  11. Roxy Music: Stranded (from "Street Life")...

    Roxy Music: Stranded (from "Street Life")
    Stranglers: Black and White (from "Curfew"--oddly, the chorus, which contains the phrase, is omitted from the printed lyrics)
    Paul McCartney: Kisses on the...
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    Not using Roger Dean for this one... ...

    Not using Roger Dean for this one...

    https://cdn.nzedge.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/love_is14feb16.jpg
  13. Elvis Costello has a bunch of them: My Aim Is...

    Elvis Costello has a bunch of them:

    My Aim Is True (from "Alison")
    Punch the Clock (from "The Greatest Thing")
    Blood and Chocolate (from "Uncomplicated")
    Brutal Youth (from "Favourite Hour")...
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    Wakeman had actually published two...

    Wakeman had actually published two autobiographies by the time Bruford published his: Say Yes and Grumpy Old Rock Star.
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    Rick Wakeman's, surely. Howe's claim must be that...

    Rick Wakeman's, surely. Howe's claim must be that it's the first from a current member of Yes. Big deal.
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    -ography!

    -ography!
  17. Set in Tijuana.

    Set in Tijuana.
  18. Give me a good, sturdy stick and I'll take a...

    Give me a good, sturdy stick and I'll take a whack at it.
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    When Ian did his first solo tour in 1995 (with a...

    When Ian did his first solo tour in 1995 (with a band that was the then-current Tull lineup except for Chris Leslie on violin replacing Martin Barre), it was behind the all-instrumental Divinities...
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    A surround mix.

    A surround mix.
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    That's Ryan O'Donnell, who as far as I know has...

    That's Ryan O'Donnell, who as far as I know has been doing musical theater full time since he left Ian's employ. Martin Barre's singer is Dan Crisp.
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    Wow. This is going to be amazing!!!

    Wow. This is going to be amazing!!!
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    I don't see how it could be much worse. He's not...

    I don't see how it could be much worse. He's not singing the original tune at all, and his choices of substitute notes just seem random. On top of that, he is completely out of time with the band, as...
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    Dweezil has a festival gig in Italy on July 5, so...

    Dweezil has a festival gig in Italy on July 5, so he probably won't be on a North American tour in "early July." Must be the other, then, with or without virtual Frank.
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    Dok was talking about Frankie Valli lip-synching...

    Dok was talking about Frankie Valli lip-synching and saying that Ian might end up like that, not saying that Ian is miming now.
  26. I'd like to know what the story was behind that...

    I'd like to know what the story was behind that Alice Coltrane album. That's a $100+ item, but $1,500??? Must have been something very special about that copy.
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    ^ Those copies are no good--they're printed...

    ^ Those copies are no good--they're printed upside-down!
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    The latest issue I have is #73, dated Fall/Winter...

    The latest issue I have is #73, dated Fall/Winter 2017. There has been only one more issue since then, dated Summer 2018.
  29. Maybe it's a geographical difference, but here in...

    Maybe it's a geographical difference, but here in the Bay Area I can go to open mic nights and jams and see young kids--teens--who are totally into Hendrix, Cream, '70s Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, and of...
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    Why didn't I think of that one!

    Why didn't I think of that one!
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    Fairport Convention, the first Sandy Denny era:...

    Fairport Convention, the first Sandy Denny era:
    What We Did on Our Holidays
    Unhalfbricking
    Liege and Lief

    Jade Warrior:
    Floating World
    Waves
    Kites
  32. What, not the Kinks? Misfits in particular is a...

    What, not the Kinks? Misfits in particular is a fucking great record.
  33. Maybe you'd be interested in the "New Complexity"...

    Maybe you'd be interested in the "New Complexity" composers like Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Finnissy?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8RTPYaWXj8
  34. Arista's jazz line was crammed to the gills with...

    Arista's jazz line was crammed to the gills with awesomeness.
  35. Pretty inflated CV for Peter Kaukonen there. I...

    Pretty inflated CV for Peter Kaukonen there. I wonder where David Freiberg is--he also played on the original album and is usually involved in any attempts to keep the starship aloft.

    I could dig...
  36. Probably of no relevance whatsoever is the fact...

    Probably of no relevance whatsoever is the fact that Floyd's first three albums had been released in the UK on the EMI-owned Columbia label, which was a sort of cousin of the American Columbia,...
  37. And he segued the gobbledegook into "King Kong,"...

    And he segued the gobbledegook into "King Kong," so if you tried listening to just the latter you got the opening clipped off.
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    Substitute Mr Milton of Whizzo Chocolates in...

    Substitute Mr Milton of Whizzo Chocolates in "Crunchy Frog."

    "Lovingly frosted with glucose!"
  39. No, that definitely is a pop music reference, one...

    No, that definitely is a pop music reference, one of several scattered throughout the album. (There are also "Raindrops keep falling on my head" and "It won't be long, yeah"--that "yeah" makes it...
  40. That seems very strange, since the previous...

    That seems very strange, since the previous edition of the book has a substantial entry for Jamie Muir in the corresponding section.
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    The correct title is Beauty in the Beast.

    The correct title is Beauty in the Beast.
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    You mean there are countries other than the USA?...

    You mean there are countries other than the USA? Why wasn't I informed of this?
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    Scratchy copies of the original Capitol albums...

    Scratchy copies of the original Capitol albums are a dime a dozen. The only way they're valuable is if they are in pristine condition. The exception is the original pressing of Yesterday and Today...
  44. Ah! I obviously missed your point. :oops

    Ah! I obviously missed your point. :oops
  45. Those happen to be the two songs from the album...

    Those happen to be the two songs from the album that were performed at the show I saw--although the live version of "Fifty-Fifty" was an instrumental, lacking the vocal that gives the studio...
  46. A bold claim. After having seen the Over-Nite...

    A bold claim.

    After having seen the Over-Nite Sensation lineup in March of 1973 performing a thrilling, exploratory show, heavy on instrumentals and extended improvisations, I was rather...
  47. I like that they specify Seven-Up bottle. Because...

    I like that they specify Seven-Up bottle. Because you just can't get that tone with Pepsi.
  48. Lateef has recorded on bassoon; I very recently...

    Lateef has recorded on bassoon; I very recently picked up a Ken McIntyre album Hindsight, with both bassoon and oboe, and there's an extraordinary recording of "Round Midnight" on bassoon by Illinois...
  49. No, that's grunge.

    No, that's grunge.
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    All this chatter about Whitney Houston and no one...

    All this chatter about Whitney Houston and no one is bringing up her connection to prog?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNd4hmK0vqQ
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    Ha! The Pogues should have recorded there!

    Ha! The Pogues should have recorded there!
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    They can't say Jethro Tull beat them out there.

    They can't say Jethro Tull beat them out there.
  53. It's not "lumped together," though. The jam...

    It's not "lumped together," though. The jam section was always part of "Billy the Mountain." It was edited out of the JABFLA version.
  54. I like Dvořk's guitar playing, but I'm just...

    I like Dvořk's guitar playing, but I'm just turned off by his smutty lyrics.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyiMYI4oQTU
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    Output, one of the first releases by the ECM...

    Output, one of the first releases by the ECM label. Quite a bit more off the wall in content and packaging than the typical ECM product. Never issued on CD.
  56. I do listen to the album with relish.

    I do listen to the album with relish.
  57. Without them it wouldn't be a sandwich, would it?...

    Without them it wouldn't be a sandwich, would it? You'd just get the burnt weeny.



    :up
  58. Tull never played the Forum??? It was their home...

    Tull never played the Forum??? It was their home from home when they were in southern California; they played the Forum on the 1970, '71, '72, '73, and '75 tours.



    On the second leg of the '72...
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    Funny. I remember hearing "Aladdin Sane" on the...

    Funny. I remember hearing "Aladdin Sane" on the radio when it came out and thinking it was Tippett too.
  60. There's pretty much nothing official from...

    There's pretty much nothing official from 1971-74. No TV, no radio broadcasts or KBFH, and the band themselves apparently didn't record those tours. A great shame, because the TaaB and APP tours were...
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