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  1. 1993: fish versus a rick wakeman solo show in...

    1993: fish versus a rick wakeman solo show in hamburg. decided on the former – eventually got both because the latter (who hardly sold any tickets) was roped in as a fast track support act for the...
  2. cue: numerous new “PC ruined G” puns … and make...

    cue: numerous new “PC ruined G” puns … and make of the PC acronym what you will ;)
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    a concise summary and an admittedly new approach...

    a concise summary and an admittedly new approach to me that makes complete sense … i had still been held hostage by the quartet theory which was conditioned by their erstwhile release pattern of live...
  4. Thread: Rupert Hine RIP

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    a loyal companion of my early listening choices....

    a loyal companion of my early listening choices. i first came across his name as producer for SAGA and was delighted to be reacquainted when he produced RUSH’s reinvention efforts after their...
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    let’s revive this thread on the sad occasion of...

    let’s revive this thread on the sad occasion of steve priest’s passing. RiP blockbuster.
  6. Thread: Russian Circles

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    fantastic band. blew me away at ArcTanGent twice.

    fantastic band. blew me away at ArcTanGent twice.
  7. no idea, but if you watch the “YesYears”...

    no idea, but if you watch the “YesYears” documentary from the “union” era, the entire segment is basically lifted from there and depicts the band playing this during soundcheck (just before jon...
  8. look mom, no “roundabout”, no “owner”!

    look mom, no “roundabout”, no “owner”!
  9. One Man YES – Antoine Baril has nailed it again!

    this is beyond amazing. really, it takes anyone other than YES themselves to reignite my appreciation of YES’ body of work.

    among all of those things that are unevenly and unfairly distributed...
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    14063

    14063
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    lebewohl, mensch-maschine.

    lebewohl, mensch-maschine.
  12. Thread: E-Bow

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    you are absolutely right.

    you are absolutely right.
  13. Thread: E-Bow

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    this and “curtain call” (the outro to “heart of...

    this and “curtain call” (the outro to “heart of lothian” on side 1 of “misplaced childhood”) as well as the eerie end part of the song “season’s end” as part of MARiLLiON. there is also a bit in “the...
  14. Thread: E-Bow

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cnIQHJ169s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cnIQHJ169s
  15. Thread: After The Fire

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    that’s a fun one! AtF were subliminally huge in...

    that’s a fun one! AtF were subliminally huge in germany because their instrumental tune “1980-F” had been employed as the intro for various TV and radio programmes over the years. visit a 1980s...
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    here’s a nice, venerable reviews resource. the...

    here’s a nice, venerable reviews resource. the author certainly has a way with his words! https://www.planetmellotron.com/

    random fave. tron kicks in at ca. 1:00:

    ...
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    don’t forget these boys. the original ones. ...

    don’t forget these boys. the original ones.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZwzBJ3Lx7Q
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    best thread ever, perfect for revisiting during...

    best thread ever, perfect for revisiting during COVID19 if one is of a certain age cohort. time flies so fast.

    even if only for me to share a review i wrote up a few years ago about what i...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcXCqQ_-gMI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcXCqQ_-gMI
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    i am. you win. ...

    i am. you win.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxXJPIov-FI
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kHl4FoK1Ys

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kHl4FoK1Ys
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    cheers :) the web tells me that LAKE is still...

    cheers :) the web tells me that LAKE is still active featuring founders (?) alex conti and ian cussick and occasionally gigging locally (although probably not at the moment …)

    to all here: please...
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    i worked on designing a vinyl reissue of the...

    i worked on designing a vinyl reissue of the first two albums last year which may be worth tracking down …

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  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zklTW7Q0ElU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zklTW7Q0ElU
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    i think they’d rather have their feet chewn off...

    i think they’d rather have their feet chewn off by a goat than do that. it would be an exercise in undignified self-indulgence and it would plainly be a weird move by a band so bonded by camaraderie,...
  26. very good point. mods: please delete, thanks!

    very good point. mods: please delete, thanks!
  27. In memory of the late Neil Peart: January 7th, INTERNATIONAL AIR DRUMMING DAY

    as has been stated numerous times in the RiP thread and several online eulogies no other drummer has been more frequently air-drummed to in concert halls, sitting rooms, studies or man caves...
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    nothing to add whatsoever. gutted beyond words. i...

    nothing to add whatsoever. gutted beyond words. i didn’t see this coming at all – listening to him and RUSH over all these years made me a more wholesome person and for this alone i will never be...
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    i always thought that “removal of the identity...

    i always thought that “removal of the identity chip” – if only by sheer structure – could be seen as a potted contemporary version of “awaken” for present times. and – don’t laugh! – johannes luley...
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    condolences. his name keeps cropping up on many...

    condolences. his name keeps cropping up on many releases from a certain era that i own. LODGiC (predecessor to WORLD TRADE featuring both michael and billy) were quite interesting.
  31. i'm in. already own their three previous ones and...

    i'm in. already own their three previous ones and saw them at ArcTanGent this year. they blew away every cobweb that may have accumulated. revenge of the nerds!
  32. enough already. we get it. #grumpyoldgenXer

    enough already. we get it. #grumpyoldgenXer
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    disclaimer: i have nothing to do with this! :)

    disclaimer: i have nothing to do with this! :)
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    I’m serious as cancer When I say that rhythm is...

    I’m serious as cancer
    When I say that rhythm is a dancer
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    YES should be in. oh, wait … kudos for the...

    YES should be in. oh, wait …

    kudos for the KRAFTWERK nom.
  36. gotta love luke. a kid in a candy store since...

    gotta love luke. a kid in a candy store since conception.

    TOTO are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine although things to say don’t come any more inappropriate than that. their final ten year run...
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    there’s a new NO-MAN (sw & tim bowness) album...

    there’s a new NO-MAN (sw & tim bowness) album about to be released called “love you to bits”. so there you go.
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    to be over, indeed.

    to be over, indeed.
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    PS: on a side note … i wonder if there might ever...

    PS: on a side note … i wonder if there might ever be a fan/supporter cohort evolving around this particular line-up which boasted four old-timers (AHWS) and two newbies (khoroshev & sherwood) and –...
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    bit late to the party … i have always been vocal...

    bit late to the party … i have always been vocal about my appreciation of “the ladder” and i shall not stop now. one of their best albums, hands down. diverse yet cohesive, contemporary yet not...
  41. really, one ought to be there.

    really, one ought to be there.
  42. Thread: RIP Eddie Money

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    the ever reliable NEW YORKER has this excellent...

    the ever reliable NEW YORKER has this excellent and only very slightly snarky up as a tribute based on his best known song. i am somewhat removed culturally from white american heartland rock but...
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    BLACKFIELD: Summer Cloudy Now Rising of the...

    BLACKFIELD:
    Summer
    Cloudy Now
    Rising of the Tide
    Springtime :)
    After the Rain
    October

    Strictly musically speaking: the lot.
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    no idea … i arrived at the stage when they were...

    no idea … i arrived at the stage when they were already a bit into their set (lured by the siren’s call, so to speak) – but they did close with a breakneck rendition of “maniac” (michael sembello,...
  45. Thread: WTF covers

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    all hail roger manning and brian kehew aka. THE...

    all hail roger manning and brian kehew aka. THE MOOG COOKBOOK:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKgrzTg7Ipc
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    two words from me: CARPENTER BRUT. just saw...

    two words from me: CARPENTER BRUT.

    just saw them (well, him, he’s french producer patrick hueso) at ArcTanGent in the UK (replete with full metal band ensemble) and they completely destroyed....
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    wrote this review a few years back for my fb...

    wrote this review a few years back for my fb blog. i will never probably tire of forever rubbing in just how and why this is the mighty MARiLLiON’s best ever album bar none. period.

    MARiLLiON |...
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    “RUSH for juggalos”. i rather like that.

    “RUSH for juggalos”.

    i rather like that.
  49. Thread: Elbow?

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    guy garvey, what a voice. the new king of wistful...

    guy garvey, what a voice. the new king of wistful melancholia. fave track:


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

    stunning performance on this track from MASSIVE ATTACK’s last one,...
  50. well, he did say that the BEATLES were “bigger...

    well, he did say that the BEATLES were “bigger than jesus” …
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    man, i’m just about recovering from a massive...

    man, i’m just about recovering from a massive diaphrag hernia here … and – this being the RnRHoF and all the institutional stuffiness attached – one could almost expect this to be a legit press...
  52. goodness, a GoD without moraz but with downes...

    goodness, a GoD without moraz but with downes downright scared me. however, this was rather beautiful and the congratulary smiles all round in the end are heartwarming.
  53. Thread: Gary Moore

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    wow, four pages in and no mention of gary moore’s...

    wow, four pages in and no mention of gary moore’s sizable contributions to greg lake’s first two post-ELP solo albums (“gl” & “manoeuvres”) …

    to me GM was one of the defining guitar heroes of the...
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    Rolo Tomassi: “time will die and love will bury...

    Rolo Tomassi: “time will die and love will bury it”
  55. Thread: Whitesnake

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    it is often overlooked that AEROSMiTH did an...

    it is often overlooked that AEROSMiTH did an album (after sort-of reforming and cleaning up their act) before “permanent vacation”, 1985’s “done with mirrors”. that one gathered little interest which...
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    three photoshop layers.

    three photoshop layers.
  57. Thread: Alcatrazz

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    when they first came over they found out that...

    when they first came over they found out that TOTO was actually the best known brand name in japan for mobile toilet systems (eg. for buildings sites or outdoor events). a story often told by...
  58. Thread: Alcatrazz

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    ha! i recall he sported a more grungeable...

    ha! i recall he sported a more grungeable shibuya-kei (90s j-pop, ref: pizzicato five) moptop during that era; but he’s certainly not the first western artist to learn certain things the hard way...
  59. Thread: Alcatrazz

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    probably DOKKEN. and the “big in japan” in-joke...

    probably DOKKEN. and the “big in japan” in-joke is as old as the closing segment of “this is spinal tap” :)))
  60. Thread: Whitesnake

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    i am spending this morning in company of MOGWAi,...

    i am spending this morning in company of MOGWAi, ROLO TOMASSi, CARDiACS and BOSSK; however, dare i admit i absolutely love this band? “live … in the heart of the city” is a cathartic live album, as...
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