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  1. Definitely not the case on the west coast, at...

    Definitely not the case on the west coast, at least. I saw them in early October, so I think the tickets must have gone on sale in September or August. It wasn't months and months in advance in those...
  2. Yep, an item headed "The Answer on Yes Is Yes" in...

    Yep, an item headed "The Answer on Yes Is Yes" in the same column as a review of the previous night's Genesis concert, so that would have been in May, well in advance of the show. I was at the San...
  3. I'll second that. I loved the shows with Ryan...

    I'll second that. I loved the shows with Ryan O'Donnell sharing the heavy lifting, and if anything would have liked to see him take over more of the vocals while Ian concentrates on the instrumental...
  4. They actually have a really bizarre itinerary...

    They actually have a really bizarre itinerary posted, unless they plan to fill in more dates: the Prog Years "Tour" starts with two shows in Spain at the end of February, then three shows in Finland...
  5. Dylan wrote it, but it's basically a rewrite of...

    Dylan wrote it, but it's basically a rewrite of the traditional "Scarborough Fair," so a lot of people have treated Dylan's version as traditional too, and done their own rewrites taking off from...
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    Prophylaxis against cooties.

    Prophylaxis against cooties.
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    "Either way you lose" is pretty close to that,...

    "Either way you lose" is pretty close to that, Mr. Rolleyes.
  8. Not really all that far removed from the TAAB and...

    Not really all that far removed from the TAAB and APP tours where they opened the shows by playing an entire new album.
  9. Just received my copy and immediately bunged DVD1...

    Just received my copy and immediately bunged DVD1 in the player. I must say this may be the most revealing surround mix I have ever heard. TONS of stuff I don't remember ever hearing before.
  10. I caught the Oakland show last night along with...

    I caught the Oakland show last night along with my buddy who is a drummer. He was very impressed.

    Just noticing the second sentence of Paulrus's post above: Are you me?
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    Yes, the bass parts on the remix are 100% the...

    Yes, the bass parts on the remix are 100% the same performances as the original, just remixed/EQ'd.
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    And some Aunt Jemima syrup and Kaiser broiler...

    And some Aunt Jemima syrup and Kaiser broiler foil.
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    Fat and sweaty?

    Fat and sweaty?
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    ...and possessor of a giant poisoned electric...

    ...and possessor of a giant poisoned electric head.
  15. Or the funniest.

    Or the funniest.
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    You could say the same about Janis Joplin, but is...

    You could say the same about Janis Joplin, but is there any doubt that she deserves to be in the HOF?
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    Back in the '70s I once made a "Wow, I'm really...

    Back in the '70s I once made a "Wow, I'm really expressing myself!" word balloon to hold up at an improv gig.

    http://images.45worlds.com/f/ab/the-bonzo-dog-band-the-history-of-the-bonzos-10-ab.jpg
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    Just kind of playing devil's advocate here, but...

    Just kind of playing devil's advocate here, but if you're going to take the "Whitney Houston doesn't get in because she isn't rock 'n' roll" stance, I'm not sure how you can defend Kraftwerk.
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    They seem to favor the sticks. Their only...

    They seem to favor the sticks. Their only California date was Bakersfield.
  20. Dweezil has already done a OSFA tour--it was...

    Dweezil has already done a OSFA tour--it was great.
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    Can't say I'm aware of a lot of rock songs that...

    Can't say I'm aware of a lot of rock songs that mention Patek Philippe. (Ian Anderson, in "Crazed Institution," favors a Piaget.)

    I always thought the infamous "Someone get me a ladder" line...
  22. Didn't Howe and Squire play "A Bass Odyssey"...

    Didn't Howe and Squire play "A Bass Odyssey" together in 1970?
  23. You mean the fat, dumpy guy? :lol

    You mean the fat, dumpy guy? :lol
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    Actually I can't. :(

    Actually I can't. :(
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    Put that next to Jimmy Buffett's shaker of salt....

    Put that next to Jimmy Buffett's shaker of salt. (There was a recent Bizarro cartoon about Jimmy Buffett's other kitchen implements: his cracker of nuts, grater of cheese, etc.).
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    Jeezus. I'd heard vague rumblings about Bond, but...

    Jeezus. I'd heard vague rumblings about Bond, but I never knew that about Stan Kenton. Ugh.
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    I think you've really got Zappa wrong here. Don't...

    I think you've really got Zappa wrong here. Don't assume that he was letting himself off the hook. There is a revealing moment in the performance of "Broken Hearts Are for Assholes" captured in the...
  28. If only it had also included "Point Me at the...

    If only it had also included "Point Me at the Sky." I had the Masters of Rock version with the cover that used the inner spread photo from Meddle with Syd Barrett's face spliced in in place of...
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    5-CD + blu-ray deluxe box set of the complete...

    5-CD + blu-ray deluxe box set of the complete Ramshackled sessions.
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    Well, it's not like any of the Paul Is Dead clues...

    Well, it's not like any of the Paul Is Dead clues made any sense anyway.
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    Guess I miss the boat on the bundles. You can get...

    Guess I miss the boat on the bundles. You can get the box, shirt, and book; or box, shirt, book, and colored vinyl LP. I could go for a bundle of box, book, and LP, but I could do without that shirt.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNGHMf15I4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNGHMf15I4
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    I heard the Nice's "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of...

    I heard the Nice's "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon" at my local TJ's recently.
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    I can't hear that without associating it with the...

    I can't hear that without associating it with the "Paul is dead" business, where I heard the line presented as a clue before I had even heard the actual song. (I didn't get the White Album until...
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    The Rolling Stones' sumptuously funky "Rain Fall...

    The Rolling Stones' sumptuously funky "Rain Fall Down," where this left-field observation pops up in the middle of a seedy seduction scenario:

    The bankers are wankers every Thursday night
    They...
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    FWIW, there's a track on the Lowell George...

    FWIW, there's a track on the Lowell George Lightning Rod Man album by the first Little Feat lineup plus Ian Underwood, recorded at TTG at the same time Zappa was recording Hot Rats there.
  37. That was indoors. What they did capture was a...

    That was indoors. What they did capture was a seemingly random burst of applause in the middle of a solo, which turned out to be the audience reaction to Ella Fitzgerald entering the hall and taking...
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    Off the top of my head, Ian plays the electric...

    Off the top of my head, Ian plays the electric rhythm part on "Locomotive Breath." The record sleeves generally credited Ian with acoustic and Martin with electric, but they did both switch-hit now...
  39. Only if you don't consider the original album to...

    Only if you don't consider the original album to be an integral work.
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    From the Vaultmeister:

    From the Vaultmeister:
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    Woo, and indeed, Hoo. This is more like it.

    Woo, and indeed, Hoo. This is more like it.
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    Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their...

    Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their shop. :(
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    And such an overpowering, regal stage presence....

    And such an overpowering, regal stage presence. Saw her back in the '70s singing Beethoven and Ravel with the San Diego Symphony. Amazing.
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    The opposing team's disk takes a base.

    The opposing team's disk takes a base.
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    Saw Chick a few years ago at Davies Symphony Hall...

    Saw Chick a few years ago at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, hosting a tribute to McCoy Tyner. Besides Chick and McCoy himself, Geri Allen and Randy Weston played, and Joe Lovano honked on one...
  46. I was there the second night and would SO much...

    I was there the second night and would SO much have traded you "Schizoid Man" for "Cirkus."
  47. That's nobody's Rondo but the Turks'.

    That's nobody's Rondo but the Turks'.
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    Not really. Apart from a brief essay by Cutler...

    Not really. Apart from a brief essay by Cutler about the band's history, it's basically a scrapbook, with reproductions of articles, posters, and ephemera like flyers from the Explorers Club, minutes...
  49. There were two shows in L.A. I was at the first...

    There were two shows in L.A. I was at the first one, and can confirm that it was being videotaped, but I've read that all the live footage used for Slipstream came from the second night. It would be...
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    Always loved Fripp's aphorism, "Music is the cup...

    Always loved Fripp's aphorism, "Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence."
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    Yeah, I've read Fripp's statement, Visconti's...

    Yeah, I've read Fripp's statement, Visconti's statement, and Eno's statement, but I'm still none the wiser as to what exactly a "Featured Player" actually is, how and where one is recognized, and...
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Str...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Strictly_Personal.jpg
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    https://www.amoeba.com/sized-images/max/500/500/up...

    https://www.amoeba.com/sized-images/max/500/500/uploads/albums/covers/other//TheUnitedStatesOfAmerica.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/As_Safe_As_Yesterday_Is_cover.jpg
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  54. It appears that it's not even the actual...

    It appears that it's not even the actual cardboard mask with elastic band that was issued as a promo item, just the paper innersleeve from Giant for a Day. Cheap.
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    Does a cow have Buddha nature?

    Does a cow have Buddha nature?
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    Confusingly, Atlantic used the same title and a...

    Confusingly, Atlantic used the same title and a similar cover photo for a "complete" CD box set which covers only Mingus's first stint with Atlantic (1956-61), and so does not include any of the '70s...
  57. Bad as it is, he actually sounds stronger there...

    Bad as it is, he actually sounds stronger there than he did when I saw him last year.
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    They most likely intended to use the reunion...

    They most likely intended to use the reunion footage from the Living with the Past DVD, but ended up replacing it with a This Was-era tune performed by the 2000s band from the same DVD, either by...
  59. I have the 12-inch. I just wonder why it has...

    I have the 12-inch. I just wonder why it has never appeared on a proper Peter Gabriel release, even alongside all the other film tracks and other oddities that are being collected on these recent...
  60. 62 tracks and still no "Out Out"!

    62 tracks and still no "Out Out"!
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