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  1. I find this extremely interesting. you guys all...

    I find this extremely interesting. you guys all sound like the little kid that gets served some unknown meal by her mother and says "bah" before having tasted it
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    lol. I am aware the idea is over the top. our...

    lol. I am aware the idea is over the top. our first two albums ("The Goat and the Donkey" and "It's a Dog's Life") were very normal compared to this (though we were always an experimental band), but...
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    The Bald Angels plan new recordings

    we are planning another CD, a quadruple CD even, for our band Bald Angels, with our most experimental music so far.

    the album or albums will describe our religion. it is clear that there will be...
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    well, I would not call a track that starts as a...

    well, I would not call a track that starts as a fugue and ends as a reggae "musically uninteresting". I actually love the long end of "Meurglys III", especially because of Hammill's guitar
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    an interesting fact about "Pawn Hearts" is that...

    an interesting fact about "Pawn Hearts" is that many believe that the solo at the end of "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" is played by Robert Fripp. yes, it does sound like him, both in tone and...
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    Springbank, 21 years old. best whisky in the...

    Springbank, 21 years old. best whisky in the world (and incredibly expensive)

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    Nobody is more full of Weltschmerz than Mahler...

    Nobody is more full of Weltschmerz than Mahler (except perhaps for Gesualdo). I especially love Mahler's 9th symphony conducted by Bernstein.
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    Contrary to you I actually checked if my memory...

    Contrary to you I actually checked if my memory was faulty before I made my post - it was not. You really should check yours.

    The explanation is just the other way round. "Singers" merely sing,...
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    I think I know what you mean in your discussion...

    I think I know what you mean in your discussion with Friede. You consider those with a classical singing training "singers" and the rest "vocalists". Such a distinction does indeed exist. First of...
  10. this is my favorite Beatles cover: ...

    this is my favorite Beatles cover:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6lUiphOTVY

    and this is my favorite in the style of the Beatles:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAtGOESO7W8
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    Robert Calvert later joined Mother Gong.

    Robert Calvert later joined Mother Gong.
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    any year between 1708 and 1750

    any year between 1708 and 1750
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    torn between two countries

    this year's Wimbledon women singles final again puts me into a dilemma I am occasionally faced with: do I root for the USA or do I root for Germany? having lived in both countries equally long right...
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    just adds more punch to what I said about the...

    just adds more punch to what I said about the Stranglers
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    I am a fan of the Stranglers. what's more: I...

    I am a fan of the Stranglers. what's more: I consider them to be a prog band.

    now some people may say: ridiculous; they are a punk band. but if there is anything the Stranglers definitely are not...
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    "Chamsin" is a movie by Austrian director Veit...

    "Chamsin" is a movie by Austrian director Veit Relin from 1972. it is based on a novel by German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller. the lead was played by his wife Maria Schell.

    I tried to...
  17. Amon Düül 2 - Yeti Guru Guru - UFO Hawkwind -...

    Amon Düül 2 - Yeti
    Guru Guru - UFO
    Hawkwind - s/t
    Curved Air - Air Conditioning
    Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation
    Magma - s/t
    Popol Vuh - Affenstunde
    Iron Butterfly - Metamorphosis
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    A book on Amon Düül 2

    if you understand German I recommend "Tanz der Lemminge" by rock journalist Ingeborg Schober. it deals chiefly with Amon Düül 2, but there are also some insights to the Krautrock scene in general.
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    Here is the sword fight scene from "Rashomon": ...

    Here is the sword fight scene from "Rashomon":


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opj6f-XpxGM
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    The name is "Nyarlathotep", but I like the...

    The name is "Nyarlathotep", but I like the metaphor.
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    A recent (2014) German TV movie makes my top 20...

    A recent (2014) German TV movie makes my top 20 list. It is from the "Tatort" series, which is an unusual German cop show; read up on "Tatort" here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatort

    The...
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    My favorite movie is "Rashomon" by Akira...

    My favorite movie is "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa, and I highly recommend everyone to watch it. My favorite scene is the sword fight between the bandit and the samurai as told by the woodcutter. One...
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    "I'm gonna scream, gonna shout, gonna play my...

    "I'm gonna scream, gonna shout, gonna play my guitar until your body's wretched and you're seeing stars" and "If my guitar can't get you, the drums will" from the song "Nadir's Big Chance" on the...
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    Amon Düül 2's album "Hi-Jack" has a metaphoric...

    Amon Düül 2's album "Hi-Jack" has a metaphoric mentioning of a guitar. The song "I can't wait" has the line "nothing could be wrong but the E-string of your machine gun".
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    Steinbeck is always a good read. I love "Cannery...

    Steinbeck is always a good read. I love "Cannery Row".
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    "Eskimo" by The Residents. 6892 "Kew Rhone" by...

    "Eskimo" by The Residents.
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    "Kew Rhone" by John Greaves and Peter Blegvad
    Here an excerpt from the latter:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDMU1t0k6k
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    I am a bit doubtful about that. It is normal that...

    I am a bit doubtful about that. It is normal that one would start at the "top" with "North". But which direction does immediately come to your mind when thinking of "North"? Why, "South" because it...
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    I never was a fan of King and consider him to be...

    I never was a fan of King and consider him to be overrated. His best is "Needful Things", but even that is ruined by the end. The massacre is in my opinion put on and totally unnecessary; I could...
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    Yes, I have seen the original ending, and I like...

    Yes, I have seen the original ending, and I like it better than the ending chosen for publication.
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    As a kid I saw an old "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde"...

    As a kid I saw an old "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde" movie on TV when I was home alone; I was about ten years old. One scene frightened me so much that I had to switch off the TV. It was the scene in...
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    "Phase IV" by Saul Bass. Unfortunately only...

    "Phase IV" by Saul Bass. Unfortunately only mutilated versions of this movie are available; the original ending is missing. The fully restored movie was shown to great critical acclaim a few years...
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    Happy birthday! May your fingers never tire.

    Happy birthday! May your fingers never tire.
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    I actually believe this "better" sounding is...

    I actually believe this "better" sounding is often worse, especially today where the artists all strive for "sound perfection". What they don't realize is that with perfection also comes sterility....
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    It is very interesting that most people talk...

    It is very interesting that most people talk about new movies. Most new movies leave me cold; there is a t best one in ten that I like, but probably even fewer. But there are some great old movies...
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    Only when Yoko Ono turned up.

    Only when Yoko Ono turned up.
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    Bowie always was a big Hammill fan. He called...

    Bowie always was a big Hammill fan. He called himself "poor man's Peter Hammill" in an interview once. He also was at the reunion concert of Van der Graaf Generator at the Royal Festival Hall on May...
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    Oh, and one of the best books I ever read,...

    Oh, and one of the best books I ever read, outside of fantasy as well: "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke. Settled in England of early 19th century, but a slightly altered England...
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    How about the Redwall series by Brian Jacques?...

    How about the Redwall series by Brian Jacques? Some say the series is children's stuff, but it is in my opinion much too gory for that (deaths galore, and not only the bad guys).

    The series has 26...
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    Mario Adorf is an actor who is still acting in...

    Mario Adorf is an actor who is still acting in his 70s. Internationally he is best known for his role of Alfred Mazerath in Volker Schlöndorff's oscar-awarded movie "Die Blechtrommel" ("The Tin...
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    A talk with Peter Hammill

    I already posted this on another forum, but I felt I should hare this experience here as well. I had a very long talk with Peter Hammill some 25 years ago when I was around 20 and he around 40. I...
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    I don't really believe this. Coffee, tea, cocoa...

    I don't really believe this. Coffee, tea, cocoa and nicotine are drugs as well; they just happen to be legal.
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    There will always be some dead. Death is part of...

    There will always be some dead. Death is part of life. And don't forget that many of the prog musicians of the first hour are in their 60s or even 70s meanwhile.
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    I grew up with it. My parents were hippies, and...

    I grew up with it. My parents were hippies, and the house was always full of "sweet smoke". I was called a "dreamy kid" by my teachers, but I probably was just stoned out of my wits most of the time.
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    I did not mean stylistically, I meant regarding...

    I did not mean stylistically, I meant regarding the line-up. After all that's what this thread is about.
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    The shops in Essen, Düsseldorf and Koblenz were...

    The shops in Essen, Düsseldorf and Koblenz were opened at a latter date; originally it was just Frankfurt, Hamburg and Cologne.
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    The Art Bears are more ore less the same as Henry...

    The Art Bears are more ore less the same as Henry Cow.

    national Health are almost the same as Hatfield and the North, just a different bass player
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    Not really. He has a reputation to be holy. This...

    Not really. He has a reputation to be holy. This does not mean he actually is; he could be like the monk in the novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, who has a reputation to be a holy man but actually is...
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    Eric Bogle - No Man's Land ...

    Eric Bogle - No Man's Land

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1VD84SLW8I

    There is a German version of that song as well:
    Hannes Wader - Es ist an der Zeit (German for "It's about time")
    ...
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    Friede and I are currently reading this (we like...

    Friede and I are currently reading this (we like to lie on our bellies with a book in front of us which we read together):

    S. is a 2013 novel written by Doug Dorst and conceived by J.J. Abrams....
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    Steve Hillage's "Fish Rising" has almost the...

    Steve Hillage's "Fish Rising" has almost the whole Gong crew on it.

    Denny Gerrard's album "Sinister Morning" has all of High Tide on it, but that album came out before the first High Tide album.
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    Happy birthday (Bald) Friede

    Now we two are of the same age again. (Just so you others know: Friede and I are 53 days apart in age; my birthday is Dec 5th).
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    The little known but excellent Roman Bunka (one...

    The little known but excellent Roman Bunka (one of my absolutely favorite guitar players). Here an example:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aDj4tsQuz8
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    My favorite is the one where he appears to jump...

    My favorite is the one where he appears to jump through a person. I once watched a documentary on him in which they explained how that stunt was done.
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    The best way of appreciating an art form of the...

    The best way of appreciating an art form of the past is to project oneself into that past and try to experience it as if one was living at that time. It is a lot more difficult to appreciate silent...
  55. This woman is one of my favorite musicians: ...

    This woman is one of my favorite musicians:

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    Her name is Hille Perl, and she plays viola da gamba and lirone and is considered to be one of the world's finest virtuosos on these...
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    I am grateful I'm not into this


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfYYRY3D_Rs
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    Oregon were in my opinion jazz pure. though...

    Oregon were in my opinion jazz pure. though definitely with a world music leaning. I don't see any rock influence whatever on my favorite album "Winter Light".

    I like the combination of jazz and...
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    They called themselves "The United Jazz and Rock...

    They called themselves "The United Jazz and Rock Ensemble", and many of their members are from the fusion scene (Ian Carr, Volker Kriegel, Jon Hiseman, Barbara Thompson, Dave King). Others are...
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    You forgot to look at the title of the album....

    You forgot to look at the title of the album. It's "Oddity", so certainly odd things should happen and appear on the cover.

    Oh, and it's not a hoplite. Hoplites were armed with spear and shield.
  60. Ir was not always possible to dodge the draft.

    Ir was not always possible to dodge the draft.
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