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  1. I more or less agree. They were a must-see live...

    I more or less agree. They were a must-see live act during their early days, but as a recording act they were not ready for prime time. I used to own Vemod and Nucleus but asked myself, “do these do...
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    He’s kind of like the Rasputin or Thomas Platt of...

    He’s kind of like the Rasputin or Thomas Platt of PE. Just when you think he’s gone for good he pops up again!
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    Might as well go for those Psi-Fi “lost 70s...

    Might as well go for those Psi-Fi “lost 70s Krautrock” albums too, since they’re rumored to be actually Sun Dial in disguise.

    I don’t believe Tribe of Cro have been mentioned, but we’re scraping...
  4. Thread: CD Rot

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    OPTI.ME.S. The only albums I owned that had this...

    OPTI.ME.S. The only albums I owned that had this issue were pressed by this plant. Except for my copy of Chocolate Kings, any CD I owned pressed there had bronzing to some degree, though only a...
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    Sticky: My favorite Focus album. I agree with JJ88, this...

    My favorite Focus album. I agree with JJ88, this one has a consistency that the others lack. It’s excellent from start to finish, and the suite is just breathtaking! Plus, no tedious drum solos that...
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    Journeys Out of the Body is supposed to be the...

    Journeys Out of the Body is supposed to be the one to get. I haven’t heard it, but it’s the one that’s been recommended to me.
  7. I remember recently regretting that PFM weren’t...

    I remember recently regretting that PFM weren’t more prolific. I think they spent too much time and energy chasing fame in English territories; time I think could have been better spent on making two...
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    He’s on We Keep On as well, which also features...

    He’s on We Keep On as well, which also features Mariano.
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    Is that the Roland modular?

    Is that the Roland modular?
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    Agreed. Hopefully when this goes to production...

    Agreed. Hopefully when this goes to production they come to their senses and go for digital storage. Not “authentic” perhaps, but far more user-friendly.



    That’s totally do-able. I do know...
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    Another couple of 3-fers: Life: “Riding...

    Another couple of 3-fers:

    Life: “Riding Around” → “Opus” → “I Don’t Want To”
    Prefab Sprout: “All Boys Believe Anything” → “The Ice Maiden” → “Paris Smith”
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    I watched a ton of those 60s films as a kid, too....

    I watched a ton of those 60s films as a kid, too. She and Rock Hudson had gobs of chemistry and were so much fun to watch. I’d even recommend The Glass Bottom Boat, even if Rod Taylor is grumpy and...
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    A lot of it is. I do believe there’s more than a...

    A lot of it is. I do believe there’s more than a touch of Zappa influence there. A lot of it is also weird, and weird + 70s = proggy.
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    Roxy Music: “End of the Line” → “Sentimental Fool”

    Roxy Music: “End of the Line” → “Sentimental Fool”
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXHXF9FuXoc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXHXF9FuXoc
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    I’ve always seen his albums filed under “S” but...

    I’ve always seen his albums filed under “S” but you know what? Put it where it works for you. If sticking his discs under “R” makes more sense to you, so be it.

    (10cc belongs under “T,” though,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbaVa3_GkBY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbaVa3_GkBY
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    The only thing I could find in the DKRC episode...

    The only thing I could find in the DKRC episode archive that looked like it might be anywhere close would be Gary Wright. Unless she meant the proto-Larsen/Feiten band band Full Moon, who I think...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXEK2ufq2lw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXEK2ufq2lw
  20. I saw her twice, an excellent show both times....

    I saw her twice, an excellent show both times. She’s very funny, talented and unique. Once was a solo show, the other had her accompanying herself on guitar with a piano accompanist and a backing...
  21. I remember hearing some of this at a listening...

    I remember hearing some of this at a listening party back in the day and being impressed, but never got around to hearing it all the way through. I understand these guys were later absorbed into Mona...
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    Hall & Oates: “Can’t Stop the Music (He Played It...

    Hall & Oates: “Can’t Stop the Music (He Played It Much Too Long)” → “Is It a Star” (oh, hello segue king Todd Rundgren)
    Labelle: “Chameleon” → “Gypsy Moths”
  23. There’s two Aviator albums (Turbulence is the...

    There’s two Aviator albums (Turbulence is the second one; no Jack Lancaster but it’s still excellent).

    If you liked the United States of America album, The American Metaphysical Circus (credited...
  24. Thread: echolyn

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    Still haven’t heard Mei. I should probably give...

    Still haven’t heard Mei. I should probably give the window album a second chance; I was pretty underwhelmed by it. But I loved The End Is Beautiful and consider it to be one of their best albums. And...
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    Synth controller for reed players. Jack Lancaster...

    Synth controller for reed players. Jack Lancaster used one heavily on Marscape and the first Aviator album. Though the most famous use is probably the synth-sax hook on “Peg” by Steely Dan (I believe...
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    I totally thought it was some of that hyper-real...

    I totally thought it was some of that hyper-real airbrush work à la Shusei Nagaoka (whose work belongs here!). The 70s were a weird time for album covers, because you got airbrush artwork trying hard...
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    I love Laurie. The Expanding Universe is one of...

    I love Laurie. The Expanding Universe is one of my favorite 70s electronic albums. I also think that she is second only to Stevie Wonder for the number of rare and desirable synths that have passed...
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    I hope it was a broken, unusable piano!

    I hope it was a broken, unusable piano!
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    From my latest obsession, Hiroko Taniyama: ...

    From my latest obsession, Hiroko Taniyama:

    http://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/69d627f9b637a70aa0ed9edd29292260/7322616
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    She’s not new, having recorded music as far back...

    She’s not new, having recorded music as far back as the 70s, but Hiroko Taniyama’s still around. She released her latest album, Tsuki ni kiita 11 no monogatari (11 Stories Heard on the Moon) back in...
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    Since the subject came up: the Buchla Touché: ...

    Since the subject came up: the Buchla Touché:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsho68lyUK0
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    Anyone else see Touche and think of the Buchla...

    Anyone else see Touche and think of the Buchla Touché? Talk about your rare synths!



    It’s called the Jellinghaus DX-Programmer, and it’s extremely rare. I think only a very tiny amount (EDIT:...
  33. Thread: Birders

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    Saw one of these...

    Saw one of these on a traffic island while waiting for a signal. A most unlikely bird sighting. Usually, I spot birds while in the park where I work, not in town!

    Speaking of which, it’s great...
  34. Thread: WTF covers

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    Their rendition of “Sympathy for the Devil” is...

    Their rendition of “Sympathy for the Devil” is pretty much a travesty:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mycylXuB33U

    I thought it was the worst version of that song until I saw Mary’s...
  35. “Life for me is a series of asses that I’m...

    “Life for me is a series of asses that I’m behind. Adrian’s got a very nice ass, slim. John Wetton’s is fat. Jon Anderson’s is very small. Nice legs, lousy ass. It’s a series of asses.” —Bill Bruford...
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    He also played in Malcolm Humes [R.I.P.]...

    He also played in Malcolm Humes [R.I.P.] backyard. Mal was living in a store-front on Adeline in Berkeley at the time. Cool gig, at one point Richard played an improv that incorporated the bridge...
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    “Blackbird” and “Mother Nature’s Son” immediately...

    “Blackbird” and “Mother Nature’s Son” immediately spring to mind.
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    Someone up-thread mentioned John G. Perry and I...

    Someone up-thread mentioned John G. Perry and I must admit, he is a very underrated talent. Here’s a tune that would have made my list were I not limited to 6:

    ...
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    After all this, I doubt Hiroko Taniyama’s...

    After all this, I doubt Hiroko Taniyama’s Japanese version of Dennis De Young’s “Desert Moon” is going to impress:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbutu_oKvtk
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    I have owned multiple copies of this album, on...

    I have owned multiple copies of this album, on vinyl and CD, and have still never seen a copy of the fabled English version of this opus.



    My favorite is his Procol Harum cover:

    ...
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    I know! Shame on me! Again, I know. I...

    I know! Shame on me!



    Again, I know. I probably posted that!



    12863
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    Between this, the Peanuts’ version of “Epitaph,”...

    Between this, the Peanuts’ version of “Epitaph,” Carita Holmström’s version of “Time and a Word,” Esther Ofarim’s version of “Aspirations” and Donna Summer’s cover of “State of Independence,” we’re...
  43. Thread: Tangle Edge -

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    I’ve had In Search of a New Dawn for quite some...

    I’ve had In Search of a New Dawn for quite some time. I bought it because I heard comparisons to Amon Düül II, who I was way into at the time. And...I didn’t really hear it. The thing I really liked...
  44. Thread: Popol Vuh

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    Hosianna Mantra too. Here’s the edition I...

    Hosianna Mantra too. Here’s the edition I originally owned:

    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/348d8cc7654163ae49654f93421a5c21/1980698

    True story: younger me originally hated this album when I first...
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    Yes: “Heart of the Sunrise” (not perhaps an...

    Yes: “Heart of the Sunrise” (not perhaps an inspired choice, but one for the ages)
    Fiori-Séguin: “Deux cents nuits à l’heure” (Michel Dion’s fretless bass glides during the mid-point transition...
  46. Thread: WTF covers

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    Seen it before, but I love it so, and am glad to...

    Seen it before, but I love it so, and am glad to see it reposted. :up
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    I really should hear more of their stuff. All I...

    I really should hear more of their stuff. All I have is Al Volo, kind of a Talking Heads sort of vibe that I enjoy very much, but it seems their most “progressive” stuff comes from the previous two...
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    I think OLDH is the only one with a different...

    I think OLDH is the only one with a different cover. They probably weren’t the most original band, but thumbs-up to them for sticking to an original repertoire instead of the usual tired old...
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    Recent thrift store find: The Naked Carmen, an...

    Recent thrift store find: The Naked Carmen, an “electric rock opera.” I have been curious about this for a long time, which dates from back when people were still taking the concept of “rock opera”...
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    England Far Corner ptf

    England
    Far Corner
    ptf
  51. Thread: WTF covers

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    You guys know about this, right? ...

    You guys know about this, right?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCwoJogtdsE
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    One of the Millington sisters (I think it was...

    One of the Millington sisters (I think it was Jean) mentioned in an interview that producer Richard Perry was always “pop-ifying” their sound, which frustrated them to no end. Some harder-edged stuff...
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    TCOS might just be my favorite album by them....

    TCOS might just be my favorite album by them. It’s incredible that they progressed from synth-pop to orchestral ambient...whatever in four years, but TCOS shows that it was a transition. Pretty much...
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    I remember when I saw Spirit of Eden on cassette...

    I remember when I saw Spirit of Eden on cassette in a local record store (probably The Wherehouse in El Cerrito, but don’t quote me on that) back in ’88. I didn’t pick it up at the time, but I had...
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    Sort of one-upsmanship of Chicago, since they had...

    Sort of one-upsmanship of Chicago, since they had a string section in addition to the brass. I like that song too. I have the Good Day album, too, which is cool. A little more string-heavy, in that...
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    He also played on the soundtrack of Robert...

    He also played on the soundtrack of Robert Altman’s Images, unusually a collaboration with John Williams, of all people. Of his proper albums, he had a number of good fusion releases. I am especially...
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    That was actually Transatlantic at the 2000 one...

    That was actually Transatlantic at the 2000 one but seriously? Same diff.
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    Not really implying anything, other than maybe...

    Not really implying anything, other than maybe that teeange girls’ tastes are fickle. Then again, even Leif “Sock in the Pants” Garrett was beyond the pale for her.



    I remember that. He did a...
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    I don’t know why, but I used to sing,...

    I don’t know why, but I used to sing, “Cantaloupe, cantaloupe” along to that song.

    I think that might just be their best song, despite all the factors working against it (sexist lyrics, clichéd...
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    My sister and I loved it, and would always make...

    My sister and I loved it, and would always make our parents hurry home so we wouldn’t miss it. They would grit their teeth, roll their eyes and make sarcastic comments. In our defense, our ages were...
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