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    Sticky: So now Boris Johnson has tested positive and Till...

    So now Boris Johnson has tested positive and Till Lindemann of Rammstein is in intensive care.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52060791...
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    Sticky: Finnish government has banned all events of more...

    Finnish government has banned all events of more than 500 people starting from today until the end of May, so the two Van der Graaf Generator shows in Helsinki are cancelled/postponed (and also Yes,...
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    If anything, Zeppelin ripped off a couple of...

    If anything, Zeppelin ripped off a couple of chords played on an acoustic guitar and wrote a completely different tune on top of that. The melody lines are completely different and the chord...
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    If I remember correctly, Natalie said something...

    If I remember correctly, Natalie said something about having to figure out who is most likely to buy the advantage with their fire token, because if she gave it to someone who decided not to buy it,...
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    According to their drummer's Facebook posts, they...

    According to their drummer's Facebook posts, they intended to do a big North American tour as well, but the planned co-headliner (whose name wasn't disclosed) dropped out.
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    I was at Kraftwerk's 3D show two years ago and my...

    I was at Kraftwerk's 3D show two years ago and my seat was so far to the right that I actually saw what was going on behind their podiums. Three of the band members were playing keyboards and as far...
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    The vocals on the first album could probably have...

    The vocals on the first album could probably have been better if they had more than one day of studio time. The last track recorded was Warning and on that one Ozzy really sounds like he needs to...
  8. Dream Theater used to do this a lot early on in...

    Dream Theater used to do this a lot early on in their career.

    "And though the time will come When Dream and Day Unite" in Only a Matter of Time
    "Images and Words are running deep" in Wait for...
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    Looks like boots from both 1990 Philadelphia...

    Looks like boots from both 1990 Philadelphia shows are available in YouTube.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBSdxj_iOpQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpL-pySzI0s
  10. Thread: Magma news

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    The cover photo of Magma's Facebook page was just...

    The cover photo of Magma's Facebook page was just updated to list the following names:

    Christian Vander
    Stella Vander
    Hervé Aknin
    Isabelle Feuillebois
    Rudy Blas
    Francis Linon
    Simon Goubert...
  11. Thread: Magma news

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    Somebody posted in a Finnish prog fans' Facebook...

    Somebody posted in a Finnish prog fans' Facebook group that he had received an email from Bussonnet about this in December 9th, but was wondering if it was really true because there had been no...
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    If I counted correctly, Centipede had 55 members...

    If I counted correctly, Centipede had 55 members when they recorded Septober Energy.
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    Caravan's Frozen Rose (a.k.a. I Don't Know Its...

    Caravan's Frozen Rose (a.k.a. I Don't Know Its Name Alias The Word) which was left off of In the Land of Grey and Pink is one of their best tracks ever as far as I'm concerned. I can see why it...
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    That reminds me of Liberty Bell by The Gathering....

    That reminds me of Liberty Bell by The Gathering. The lyric isn't otherwise too bad, but the money line is "we are sitting in a chair". A rather underwhelming climax.
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    26 May in Helsinki was also confirmed today,...

    26 May in Helsinki was also confirmed today, which I'm very happy about because Van der Graaf Generator is the very last band remaining on my bucket list.
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    One of the main reasons why Clare Torry was given...

    One of the main reasons why Clare Torry was given a co-composer credit for TGGITS was that in Floyd's live performances the vocal was done pretty much in the same way as it is on the album....
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    https://img.discogs.com/DqGkIrbeIBgMoiyEOxK-4vFIHH...

    https://img.discogs.com/DqGkIrbeIBgMoiyEOxK-4vFIHHg=/fit-in/600x598/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4256570-1359910054-4936.jpeg.jpg...
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    I find it quite strange that the CD only contains...

    I find it quite strange that the CD only contains an abridged version of the album to avoid making it a double CD. That makes it even harder for me to justify why I should spend almost ten new CD's...
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    Songs such as Ballad of Dwight Fry, I Love the...

    Songs such as Ballad of Dwight Fry, I Love the Dead, Dead Babies and Cold Ethyl have been in the setlist quite recently. He doesn't have a problem with the dark horror songs, but the ones that he...
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    Believe it or not, the lowest price I've seen in...

    Believe it or not, the lowest price I've seen in European stores so far is 85€ (= $95) at amazon.de.
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    Where did you see it? I am still a little bit...

    Where did you see it? I am still a little bit pissed that they dropped Gates at the Helsinki show because the show started late due to some problems getting through the customs at the Russian border.
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    So this guy ranked all Rush songs but didn't...

    So this guy ranked all Rush songs but didn't agree with me about the quality of every single one? How dare he insult my taste like that!
  23. I remember reading that some of the footage from...

    I remember reading that some of the footage from the final part of 2001 is simply recolored aerial footage originally filmed for Dr. Strangelove. Perhaps he only started destroying it later.
  24. Last Saturday I went to see Magma and skipped...

    Last Saturday I went to see Magma and skipped Dream Theater. I'm quite happy with my decision.
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    It has received a lot of media attention. Some...

    It has received a lot of media attention. Some members of Saimaa write commercial pop songs as their day job and have worked with Pyhimys earlier in that role. Also, Matka mielen ytimeen featured...
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    Pyhimys is one of the most popular rappers in...

    Pyhimys is one of the most popular rappers in Finland at the moment. His latest solo album also went to number one and is still at #14 after spending 65 weeks on the charts, never dropping out of top...
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    ELP should be at both ends of the scale at the...

    ELP should be at both ends of the scale at the same time.
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    IMO the only thing that could save this sorry...

    IMO the only thing that could save this sorry excuse for a season anymore would be Reem coming back and winning. In any case, the jury is full of people who have been toughing it out at the EoE in...
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    One common source for these are the plastic...

    One common source for these are the plastic instrument video games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero that were popular about ten years ago. The music in these games is mixed on the fly from isolated...
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    Wigwam's Being contains nothing but twofer segue...

    Wigwam's Being contains nothing but twofer segue songs (although due to the limitations of vinyl format, one pair was split up in the middle).
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    Fireball also sounds very similar to Warpig's...

    Fireball also sounds very similar to Warpig's Rock Star.
  32. One interpretation I've heard is that each verse...

    One interpretation I've heard is that each verse is about one of the members of The Beatles. That requires some fairly creative interpretation, but it kind of works: George is a holy roller with hair...
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    They never did any four part harmonies, though,...

    They never did any four part harmonies, though, and rarely spread the harmonies over multiple octaves. IMO their main influences for harmony vocals were most likely The Everly Brothers and black...
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    John Lennon's bass playing on The Long and...

    John Lennon's bass playing on The Long and Winding Road is really clunky and imprecise with an occasional missed note. No wonder Phil Spector buried in in the mix.
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    I don't think this could be done with just one...

    I don't think this could be done with just one piano. Although to be honest, I don't even understand how it can be done with just one brain.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnQdP03iYIo
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    I have a mid-70s UK repress of LZ II and on the...

    I have a mid-70s UK repress of LZ II and on the label the songs on side A are listed as

    1. Whole Lotta Love (Page-Bonham-Plant-Jones)
    2. What Is and What Should Never Be (Page-Plant)
    3. Killing...
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    I've always thought that Return to Forever's Duel...

    I've always thought that Return to Forever's Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (Parts I and II) sounds like the corniest possible neo-prog song title. Truly ahead of their time.
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    When it was released in 1992 it topped the album...

    When it was released in 1992 it topped the album charts in virtually every European country. That's how forgotten they were in the 90s.
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    Jeff Probst recently said in an interview that...

    Jeff Probst recently said in an interview that there have been regular talks about an all winners season, but it's not going to happen because in Probst's opinion there aren't enough winners who are...
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    It's not the original stereo mix since the panning of the instruments is not as extreme as in the original, but there is definitely some panning going on (the distorted vocal at 0:02 is mixed quite a...
  41. Who really played the piano on Rock and Roll...

    Who really played the piano on Rock and Roll Music is one of the unresolved Beatles mysteries. The "John, Paul and George Martin together on one piano" version comes straight from the original liner...
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    White Album is very rough around the edges at...

    White Album is very rough around the edges at times, but at least when it was wrapped up, Lennon and McCartney stayed up all night working on the final mix and sequencing. Whereas Let It Be contains...
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    The problem I have with Let It Be as an album is...

    The problem I have with Let It Be as an album is that it was never properly finished by the band. It's basically just a hodgepodge of stuff that the band had recorded in those sessions and compiled...
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    Tyger is one of my favourite Tangerine Dream...

    Tyger is one of my favourite Tangerine Dream albums: a very atmospheric slice of proggy synth pop with great soulful vocals. It seems to rate 6.24 at Gnosis, just about barely beating Invisible...
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    I think it would be more accurate to say that a...

    I think it would be more accurate to say that a Stiltskin song was picked for a Levi's commercial and therefore it became a hit. Several fairly unknown songs were used in Levi's commercials around...
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    After hearing CAS I started to think that We...

    After hearing CAS I started to think that We Can't Dance wasn't actually that bad after all.
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    I only use crappy songs as ringtones because...

    I only use crappy songs as ringtones because every time I used a good one, it ruined that song for me for a while. It's not nice to put on your favourite album and then suddenly hear your ringtone...
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    One more Helsinki gig was announced today as both...

    One more Helsinki gig was announced today as both Kulttuuritalo shows are now sold out, this time at the legendary Tavastia Club on September 30th, and a great article in Helsingin Sanomat:...
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    1986 was a really weird year. Elton John released...

    1986 was a really weird year. Elton John released an album with this photo in the back cover:

    https://images.eil.com/large_image/ELTON_JOHN_LEATHER%2BJACKETS%2B-%2BPROMO%2BSTAMPED-586190b.jpg
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    I think that the guy on the left is Esa...

    I think that the guy on the left is Esa Kotilainen. These articles were published several weeks before Jim Pembroke's involvement was announced, which is why they are still referring to the band as...
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    I love Nicko's sweater on the inner sleeve of...

    I love Nicko's sweater on the inner sleeve of Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

    https://i.imgur.com/A5e1hDNl.jpg
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    https://pics.onsizzle.com/good-cos-its-free-aint-p...

    https://pics.onsizzle.com/good-cos-its-free-aint-paying-jazz-for-this-shit-3025423.png
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    My most vivid memory of seeing Colosseum 20 years...

    My most vivid memory of seeing Colosseum 20 years ago is how surprised I was when I was not at all bored by the drum solo. I didn't expect that to ever happen! My favourite part was when Hiseman was...
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    For what it's worth, I had a chance to exchange a...

    For what it's worth, I had a chance to exchange a few words with Robert Jan Stips after a Nits concert earlier this month, and he mentioned that he has been working on new material for a forthcoming...
  55. Remixes that attempt to duplicate the original...

    Remixes that attempt to duplicate the original mix can sometimes be a bit wonky too - for instance the remixed version of Wigwam's Being has a very prominent electric piano track in Pedagogue out of...
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    It's still happening in Europe as well. When I...

    It's still happening in Europe as well. When I saw Kraftwerk in Helsinki this February they played two shows at 7pm and 10.30pm. The shows did have separate tickets and the venue was emptied in...
  57. Thread: The 5 track LP

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    Haikara - s/t Jukka Tolonen - Tolonen!

    Haikara - s/t
    Jukka Tolonen - Tolonen!
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    This has been one of the seasons where a couple...

    This has been one of the seasons where a couple of big characters are all over every episode and half the cast are completely invisible until it's time for them to get the boot. And the ghost island...
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    Epitaph in Finnish: ...

    Epitaph in Finnish:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8yFrvpmlQ
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    And you probably can do that, since it was also...

    And you probably can do that, since it was also released as a live album: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Frogs_Set_2
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