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  1. It's excellent, as always with him, but this...

    It's excellent, as always with him, but this thing was released (I think) six or seven years back - to little acclaim, of course. I was supposed to get the vinyl on release, but was sent a record by...
  2. I thought about this one as well, as it's one of...

    I thought about this one as well, as it's one of my fave records by anyone. Another obvious one would be Trout Mask Replica, H.P. Lovecraft's second album, An Electric Storm by White Noise or perhaps...
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    ^ Very much so. The "So bad it's good"-maxim was...

    ^ Very much so. The "So bad it's good"-maxim was indeed a trait totally produced from post-modernist tropes of "qualitative interpretation", having little formal bearing on the source product; i.e....
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    Not likely. There's little historical evidence to...

    Not likely. There's little historical evidence to suggest that F.F.J. represented anything but a rare bit of curiosa even in terms of "fringe" approach to her contemporary culture, yet she did so...
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    ^ Well, PTSD doesn't merely stand for...

    ^ Well, PTSD doesn't merely stand for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - it can also mean Put To Sudden Death.
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    To be fair, it even comes across as something of...

    To be fair, it even comes across as something of an "outsider music"; Clayderman and Vollenweider meet David Icke over a lizard-harp bonanza fantasia in ice-hell, velvet dome-a-gnome melting onto...
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    But I feel as if I need this CD! In fact, when I...

    But I feel as if I need this CD! In fact, when I dream I can already see this CD!

    From atop alopadop I twee a-wheewhee glee this CD.
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    'Buy eBook' :up.

    'Buy eBook' :up.
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    ^ Well, furthermore it also displays their...

    ^ Well, furthermore it also displays their 'humane' qualities when listening to stuff like the full version of "Teenbeat" or "Yellow Half Moon"; even this band possessed a certain sense of naivité to...
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    ^ I always appreciated Crucis, but Espiritu were...

    ^ I always appreciated Crucis, but Espiritu were - to me - an obvious case of "trying too hard to make it sound 'correct'". Consequently I find the latter's first two albums fairly passable, but not...
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    That "New Suite" from vol. 8 on The Road boxset....

    That "New Suite" from vol. 8 on The Road boxset. Not only do they perform this impossible shit in concert - they do so with virtual fire. Jesus.
  12. I guess I'll have to find time, space, moneys and...

    I guess I'll have to find time, space, moneys and a litterbitter wits for this one.
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    The 'net is full of curiosa. "South Side" was...

    The 'net is full of curiosa. "South Side" was always one of my personal faves of Yes' so then it goes:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug0VVGnE7m4
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    Having long since read the whole thing now, the...

    Having long since read the whole thing now, the "shagging" part is actually not only an important but a -necessary- asset of the narrative. Not because it serves to "humanize" them in an objective...
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    Fabulous vocalist! And, from what I understand,...

    Fabulous vocalist! And, from what I understand, the main reason why the band needed to escape into exile after the military coup in '73. Their second album is still a major classic of 70s...
  16. Sticky: ^ Don't forget this one, probably among the...

    ^ Don't forget this one, probably among the defining Winwood tunes (and it's got the line "Life Is What You Make It" to boot):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpIXWK7IHeI
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    ^ Luckily, it does not go into further...

    ^ Luckily, it does not go into further biographical detail on those numerous individual spinoff projects; the HC musicians became prolifically active to an extent practically unheard of in rock...
  18. Sticky: Both this one and the debut are very, very good -...

    Both this one and the debut are very, very good - but in a way they represent the "other" Traffic; halfway between 60s pop, psychedelia and folk-rock. I always considered that era of the band to end...
  19. Sticky: Well, apart (of course) from Winwood's...

    Well, apart (of course) from Winwood's contribution to The Colour of Spring as guest musician, there's the slight soul-infusion and that unmistakable teaming of piano/organ which was so...
  20. Sticky: Yes, you bloody well were. You're confusing him...

    Yes, you bloody well were. You're confusing him with Rosko Gee, you dumbass mofo.
  21. Sticky: ^ I wasn't aware of Rebop's passing, so thanks...

    ^ I wasn't aware of Rebop's passing, so thanks for addressing it.

    But yeah, bands like Family, Traffic, Colosseum and a small handful of others certainly represented a somewhat different route...
  22. Sticky: No, mine says "bones". I got a special copy made...

    No, mine says "bones". I got a special copy made so as to win this argument.






    And "Gerrard" is the best too.
  23. Sticky: This is precisely how I feel about Shootout;...

    This is precisely how I feel about Shootout; uninspired [no pun!], forgettable and repetitive, with "Roll Right Bones" arguably the single most irritatingly dull track I ever heard from Winwood....
  24. Sticky: Whereas Low Spark comes high as a result of the...

    Whereas Low Spark comes high as a result of the title track and "Rainmaker", Eagle beats it on the line due to "Dream Gerrard" and "Graveyard People". IMHO. But none could touch Barleycorn.
  25. Although AFAIK she's been inactive for a while -...

    Although AFAIK she's been inactive for a while - which is understandable, given the force needed to carry that immense voice at old age - these are very saddening news. And so is the report on her...
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    Meh, these chaps are obviously only...

    Meh, these chaps are obviously only counterfeiting I-Am-the-Morning, who according to 'Prog Mag' created that brand new genre called chamber-rock.
  27. I can easily see/hear that, especially with...

    I can easily see/hear that, especially with women/People who are perhaps not generally all too accustomed to - er - "challenging" tropes of rock/pop. I suspect it's a pretty common thing. My sister,...
  28. ^ Yeah for sure, I didn't actually know about...

    ^ Yeah for sure, I didn't actually know about this until I read B. Piekut's book. Turned out Lindsay C. was merely just another huge (female) fan of Porky, Millimarilli and Georg-Cate W. Bush.
  29. How so? I believe we've had a few of these...

    How so?

    I believe we've had a few of these threads before in which we get to write about our partners' musikal preferences, and this specific argument - that female habitus in music is somehow...
  30. Norway's very own pride and joy in academic...

    Norway's very own pride and joy in academic avant-garde music, Arne Nordheim - here his seminal "Epitaffio for Orchestra and tape" from 1963:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0HkLcZKb6c
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    "Five Per Cent for Nothing" plus those other 39....

    "Five Per Cent for Nothing" plus those other 39. Not kidding.
  32. + 1. Very knowledgeable on Aussie and NZ rock,...

    + 1. Very knowledgeable on Aussie and NZ rock, and with a lot of wit as well.
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    Latest news on this specific issue: My...

    Latest news on this specific issue:

    My friend's dad passed on at 89 (back in January), leaving behind his very frail wife (a decade his junior) in a wheelchair and bound for admittance to a...
  34. SDT always reminded me of these exact two bands...

    SDT always reminded me of these exact two bands (plus stuff like Dando Shaft etc.), in that there's a rather prominent sense of confusion as to where they want to go, musically speaking. This being...
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    Not really, Hugues. It's all historical...

    Not really, Hugues. It's all historical information - not political suggestion. We're (luckily) allowed to discuss political stances of artists (be them HCow, RWaters, CVander, Area, DCrosby, RWyatt...
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    I somehow always thought him to be a Lebanese...

    I somehow always thought him to be a Lebanese ping-pong player.

    I believe Zeuhlmate's point was that whereas some leftist rockers kept their Ho Chi Minh-banners high as a token to...
  37. Oh, shit. He/she/it/whe was surely a...

    Oh, shit.

    He/she/it/whe was surely a phenomenon of immaculate inspiration. I only kept Heathen Earth, and it's not really that excitingly listenable - yet it's the most immediately rewarding...
  38. Sticky: I just came from the local grocery store, and...

    I just came from the local grocery store, and there was an incident which kinda stuck with me - albeit only a litterbit. Now, my right kidney erupted in 2005 and I bled out but survived, I drowned...
  39. And today. Although you personally don't find...

    And today.

    Although you personally don't find them "good", which is another disposition altogether.
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    I can attest to this. But being a former...

    I can attest to this.

    But being a former far-left academic and activist myself, these reservations and observations become more or less self-evident. Still I find his analysis not so much dogmatic...
  41. Sticky: John E. Williams' Stoner. I attend regular...

    John E. Williams' Stoner.

    I attend regular showings of apartments around my neighbourhood, hoping to be able to buy one in a few years (and preferably before my youngest son gets too old to want...
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    ^...

    ^ http://www.rermegacorp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TEGBOOK&Store_Code=RM&fbclid=IwAR1T-8gMhsZrPxep0Gv-FWBLhB4Tl_5JnUAgItNJdI1UL6RXlUv14WeZ0RE

    Pretty in-depth, with charts and...
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    ^...

    ^ http://www.rermegacorp.com/mm5/merch...6RXlUv14WeZ0RE

    I thought the actual musical analysis of songs and works were pretty good with Piekut. Or rather the presentations of possible analysis;...
  44. Sticky: Hm. "Prog" related, but not to add to any...

    Hm. "Prog" related, but not to add to any incessant alarmism; Norway is currently one of the heaviest struck countries, and public anxiety here is pretty imminent. People are temporarily acquitted...
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    It's a quite good - sometimes even excellent -...

    It's a quite good - sometimes even excellent - account of rock/pop representations seen as ideological analysis. But if I were you I'd most definitely read Piekut's book on the Henry Cow band itself...
  46. Please explain how Up the Downstairs represents a...

    Please explain how Up the Downstairs represents a downward slide away from prog, since you obviously know very, very much about this and can teach others. What happens in the interim between On the...
  47. ^ Well, if anything he's an artist with a rather...

    ^ Well, if anything he's an artist with a rather intense sense of predictability to both his musical approach, the aesthetic package and the (relative) quality of output. But he's not and hardly ever...
  48. ...already on Porcupine Tree's first album from...

    ...already on Porcupine Tree's first album from 1992, 28 years ago.

    His new wife appears to be gorgeous. She likes electronica and disco too, 'cause those expressions are so modern and...
  49. Well, to quote Nick Saloman in Ptolemaic...

    Well, to quote Nick Saloman in Ptolemaic Terrascope back in the days before Randy California died and was still in the band with Ed Cassidy during a tour supporting (or rather double-billing)...
  50. While 'Led Zeppelin' obviously stands alone -...

    While 'Led Zeppelin' obviously stands alone - seeing as they're a "known" band - it's apparently very important for some news media to specify how their adversary was 'the American band Spirit' (i.e....
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    His finest hour and indeed one of the greatest of...

    His finest hour and indeed one of the greatest of European movies - ever.

    Von Sydow's career was highly varied as such (in terms of genre, period and approach), but truth be told he was not an...
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    It's good. Always enjoyed the Lindisfarne chorus;...

    It's good. Always enjoyed the Lindisfarne chorus; they were at the top of their game then, and Ray Jackson's voice could cut through wood. Easy-going, direct and fairly simple yet contemplative...
  53. Oh I didn't Google it, Tom. Rather it's a...

    Oh I didn't Google it, Tom. Rather it's a question of being a bit aware of stuff. Especially before farting out high opinions as an act of pretending to know. And those folksier-than-thou vocals...
  54. Music "played and created now" - in general? Are...

    Music "played and created now" - in general? Are BBT as you hear them original in the context of dozens-by-dozens of contemporary (progressive) rock bands who are by definition creating music today...
  55. Though if it seems like that to you, Tom - seeing...

    Though if it seems like that to you, Tom - seeing as you're then inherently acquainted with the artists on that list already (although evidently you somehow didn't know twat about for instance 5UU's...
  56. You could say many things about that band, but no...

    You could say many things about that band, but no - they're not original. You see, "original" means something else. Also, you'd might want to note the fact that the poster you're quoting has already...
  57. Was this directed at me? And how so?

    Was this directed at me? And how so?
  58. Since this apparently will happen according to...

    Since this apparently will happen according to your certainty, could you please point to a single thread in which anyone told anybody else that they "shouldn't" be listening to something because the...
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    OMG, that hat! Long Live That Hat!

    OMG, that hat! Long Live That Hat!
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    Scrolling through the SZamla catalog tonight....

    Scrolling through the SZamla catalog tonight. They should have ruled the world. I mean, the sheer melodic joy and vitality of it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jShdmp2SzAg
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