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    Ask him if he's thought about doing the full Lamb...

    Ask him if he's thought about doing the full Lamb live as another one of his Genesis tours.
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    Here's my go at 1983. 1. IQ - The Last Human...

    Here's my go at 1983.
    1. IQ - The Last Human Gateway
    2. Saga - Scratching the Surface
    3. Renaissance - Auto-Tech
    4. Pat Metheny Group - Song For Bilbao
    5. Yes - Cinema
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    How about a year before prog? 1967. So many...

    How about a year before prog? 1967. So many great classic rock songs to choose from!
    1. Zappa - Oh No (part of Lumpy Gravy) (also could have made the list is Brown Shoes Don't Make It)
    2. ...
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    Good idea, here's my list from 1982: 1. IQ -...

    Good idea, here's my list from 1982:

    1. IQ - IQ
    2. Phil Collins - The West Side
    3. King Crimson - Heartbeat
    4. Kate Bush - There Goes a Tenner
    5. Camel - Sasquatch

    Honorable mentions:...
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    1991: an awful year of new music! Todd -...

    1991: an awful year of new music!

    Todd - Second Wind (this whole album is really underrated)
    Genesis - Fading Lights
    Echolyn - Meaning and the Moment (although Velveteen Rabbit could also make...
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    Not true (the latter part of this statement). I...

    Not true (the latter part of this statement). I was able to buy both of Triumph's first two albums separately in St. Louis. But sorry I got the year wrong for their first, I was using Wikipedia.
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    This time I'm doing 1969: 1. Crimson - I Talk...

    This time I'm doing 1969:
    1. Crimson - I Talk to the Wind
    2. Zappa - Peaches En Regalia
    3. Dead - St Stephen > The Eleven (Live/Dead) (or if I'm only permitted one, then St Stephen from...
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    This is fun. Hope you don't mind, but here's...

    This is fun. Hope you don't mind, but here's another list, from 1981.
    1. Saga - No Regrets
    2. Zappa - Pick Me I'm Clean
    3. Genesis - Me and Sarah Jane
    4. Phil Collins - Hand in Hand
    5. ...
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    Here's my go at 1977, there was a lot of really...

    Here's my go at 1977, there was a lot of really good music released for a time when prog was dying out, too many so that I need to add a lengthy honorable mentions list:

    Steely Dan: Aja
    Grateful...
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    I'll go with 1975: Hatfield & the North - Mumps...

    I'll go with 1975:
    Hatfield & the North - Mumps
    Zappa - Inca Roads
    Kansas - Song for America
    Renaissance - Song of Scheherazade
    Ambrosia - Make us all Aware
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    +1.
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    Gone are the days of wanting to get front row...

    Gone are the days of wanting to get front row tickets. Now you want to get a front row parking spot.
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    Best: Buffalo for sure. Also Imaginary...

    Best: Buffalo for sure. Also Imaginary Diseases, Wazoo, Little Dots (mostly for Rollo), and Road Tapes #2.
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    Hackett is really awesome. He seems to be the...

    Hackett is really awesome. He seems to be the only member of Genesis who really wants to give his fans what they want. Or maybe he is just more in tune with his fans so that we all want the same...
  15. There are too many to pick between but I wouldn't...

    There are too many to pick between but I wouldn't mind having witnessed Dark Side of the Moon being recorded. It would have been fun watching Zappa record Joe's Garage too. From what I understand,...
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    Not much of a Rush fan these days but I did...

    Not much of a Rush fan these days but I did listen to Fly By Night (the album) just a few days ago. Usually if I listen to any Rush at all, its one of the second set of 4 albums.
  17. Yep, everything has been canceled or postponed. ...

    Yep, everything has been canceled or postponed. Life goes on hiatus for 1-2 months while we self quarantine. The only people actually thriving at this point in time are toilet paper manufacturers...
  18. I'm pretty sure he's playing guitar at the end of...

    I'm pretty sure he's playing guitar at the end of Supper's Ready while Hackett is doing his solo. Don't know if its 6 or 12 string but I'd guess he was using a doubleneck live to switch quickly.
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    About the only studio album from his 80s output...

    About the only studio album from his 80s output that is consistently excellent throughout. This would be in the top 5 for me if Zappa hadn't filled the album with annoying background bullshit. The...
  20. LOL, I misread the subject and thought it was...

    LOL, I misread the subject and thought it was Joni Mitchell and I was wondering when she crossed over to prog!
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    Funniest thing I've read on this board in ages. ...

    Funniest thing I've read on this board in ages. +1!
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    Very sad to hear this. Another of the greats...

    Very sad to hear this. Another of the greats gone too soon. Mays remains one of my favorite keyboardists. Absolutely love his lengthy solo on San Lorenzo. He was also a brilliant composer.
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    I was there! This is probably the only time someone has mentioned a show that I was actually at.
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    Actually, the only one of that list I might argue...

    Actually, the only one of that list I might argue with is Mirrors. CE and Fire are two of my favorite BOC releases.
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    Magazine is one of their best songs, up there...

    Magazine is one of their best songs, up there with Little Queen for instance, and Here Song and Just the Wine are very nice. If they could have ditched the two live songs and rerecorded this, it...
  26. Thread: First Love

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    Among my first albums were Journey to the Centre...

    Among my first albums were Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Remember the Future. They were my sister's albums and she would play them for me and I loved them. She needed cash and I bought...
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    Yeah, I couldn't figure out a Chicago sequence...

    Yeah, I couldn't figure out a Chicago sequence either. I, II, V, VII are brilliant. Not a fan of III, and VI is weak.
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    Great thread! Genesis: Foxtrot - Selling...

    Great thread!

    Genesis: Foxtrot - Selling England - Lamb
    Yes: CttE - Tales - Relayer
    Zappa: Waka/Jawaka - Grand Wazoo - Overnite Sensation and then Apostrophe - Roxy - One Size Fits All (6...
  29. I would consider all of the old Zappa on the...

    I would consider all of the old Zappa on the Yellow Shark to be either jazz or rock perhaps recomposed for small orchestra (Dog Breath/Uncle Meat, Be-bop Tango, Pound for a Brown, Exercise 4 and...
  30. David Palmer's albums that have symphonies...

    David Palmer's albums that have symphonies playing Jethro Tull, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Yes were mostly very well done. But perhaps the best is the Ensemble Modern doing Zappa music (old and new) in...
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    The premise was good but there really wasn't much...

    The premise was good but there really wasn't much funny about it. The one thing I learned - Close to the Edge is about witches. Who knew?
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    It depends on what you want out of Zappa. He's...

    It depends on what you want out of Zappa. He's done arena rock, funny stuff, blues, jazz fusion, prog, neo-classical and things that defy classification.

    Like others have said, I recommend One...
  33. I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier,...

    I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier, The Eleven by the Dead, which is of course in 11/8 time (starting around 3 1/2 minutes in). Not sure what the lyrics have to do with anything though....
  34. I've heard just about all the seminal symphonic...

    I've heard just about all the seminal symphonic prog, but I'm not much of a fan of Gentle Giant, so while I've heard their stuff, I probably couldn't tell you what was what. Don't know much of the...
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    1. Heterotopia - Schooltree 2. Big Big Train -...

    1. Heterotopia - Schooltree
    2. Big Big Train - English Electric II
    3. Steve Hackett - Wolflight
    4. Panic Room - Incarnate
    5. Thieves Kitchen - Clockwork Universe
    6. Glass Hammer - Breaking...
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    According to wiki, 34 from the Enid. Two bands...

    According to wiki, 34 from the Enid. Two bands that came to my mind are Mostly Autumn (23) and Big Big Train (16). Counts all come from wikipedia.

    Zappa would outdo the Enid by far if you...
  37. In no particular order. Nearfest Apocalypse...

    In no particular order.

    Nearfest Apocalypse has to be on the list of best of the decade. VdGG, Renaissance, UK, Anglagard, Mike Keneally. What a lineup!

    Any one of Hackett's recent tours. ...
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    He's done quite a few 60s/70s era rock artists: ...

    He's done quite a few 60s/70s era rock artists: Steve Miller, Carlos Santana, Greg Allman, Robert Plant, Roger Waters, Geddy Lee, Phil Collins, Ann & Nancy Wilson, Peter Frampton, Bob Weir, Boz...
  39. Rich Williams and Phil Ehart are still in the...

    Rich Williams and Phil Ehart are still in the band. Last year when I saw them, Williams played as well as I've ever seen him play.
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    Angels and Demons is a tremendous album, my...

    Angels and Demons is a tremendous album, my favorite of their releases. I like just about all their stuff but AaD just seems to be a step above everything else.
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    I'd call it prog poop. Or maybe poopy prog? ...

    I'd call it prog poop. Or maybe poopy prog?

    Best prog song of all time I'd give to Can-Utility and the Coastliners or A Chord Change.
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    I thought Abbey Road was released in 1969 but...

    I thought Abbey Road was released in 1969 but when I looked up the releases for 1969, it wasn't listed so I left it off my list, figuring it must have come out in 1970. So I want to revise my list...
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    In order of release: MOI - Uncle Meat - although...

    In order of release:
    MOI - Uncle Meat - although I don't like it all, the actual musical bits are brilliant
    Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream - this is my favorite Moody release, love the...
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    For being the "end of prog", 1979 was a pretty...

    For being the "end of prog", 1979 was a pretty decent year. In no particular order, and yes, more than 5:
    FZ: Sleep Dirt and Sheik Yerbouti, Joes Garage I-III
    Kansas: Monolith
    Bruford: One...
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    Two excerpts from Schooltree's the Big Slide...

    Two excerpts from Schooltree's the Big Slide (part of the brilliant Heterotopia):

    my illustrious career
    in handjobs blow and beer
    it’s the end beginning all too clear
    my degeneration is...
  46. Spooky prog? Don't know if this is spooky but it...

    Spooky prog? Don't know if this is spooky but it is an unsettling song: My House On Mars by Ayreon.
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    Man Erg VdGG (Peter Hammill: And I, too, live...

    Man Erg VdGG (Peter Hammill:
    And I, too, live inside me and very often don't know who I am,
    I know, I'm not a hero, I hope that I'm not damned
    I'm just a man, and killers, angels, all are these,...
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    Completely agree. I didn't know Rush was one of...

    Completely agree. I didn't know Rush was one of the bands responsible for the birth of prog but if you watched this, you'd think they single handedly invented the genre. And not even a mention of...
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    Rock Legends - birth of prog on AXS

    Just an FYI for anyone who cares.

    AXS TV has as show called Rock Legends. In 22 or so minutes, they take you through the history of some rock band. Not a great show but sometimes its...
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    And here I thought it was an abbreviation for...

    And here I thought it was an abbreviation for "people" as in "Fripp versus The People, and the David Bowie Estate".
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    Hotel Hobbies > Warm Wet Circles > That Time of...

    Hotel Hobbies > Warm Wet Circles > That Time of the Night should be on the list. I'm glad to see Freaks and Garden Party on the list. I'm not much of a Marillion fan but those would be essentials...
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    From a prog point of view, Ocean Gypsy (their...

    From a prog point of view, Ocean Gypsy (their cover of the Renaissance song) and Highland should be on the list.
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    Don't know if its about climate change but it sounds like it, VdGG's After the Flood.
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    The Carpenters, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan's...

    The Carpenters, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan's earlier stuff (first 3 albums). Also many non-prog KSHE classics.
  55. Thread: SAGA

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    The idea behind the Chapters is that they had a...

    The idea behind the Chapters is that they had a basic storyline written when recording their first album but they didn't have the whole thing written. So they decided to record it piecemeal across...
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    First off, go listen to all the early Hackett...

    First off, go listen to all the early Hackett stuff. Your post implies you have it but haven't listened to (much of) it yet.

    Next, if you want to try something a bit more adventurous on the...
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    Three Peters would probably top my list: ...

    Three Peters would probably top my list: Hammill, Nichols, Gabriel. I'll throw in Peter Sinfield maybe in the top 10 along with Kate Bush somewhere in the top 10.

    While I love Zappa's music...
  58. Jethro Tull were invited to play but turned it...

    Jethro Tull were invited to play but turned it down.
  59. Liked her interpretation of the song. She's got...

    Liked her interpretation of the song. She's got a really nice voice.
  60. Moon Safari is probably the most "friendly" band...

    Moon Safari is probably the most "friendly" band I know of. A combination of major keys, vocal harmonies and I guess a non-threatening style. Caravan fits that to some extent although to do have...
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