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    Not yet...

    Not yet...
  2. Yes, marriage can be a real bummer at times.

    Yes, marriage can be a real bummer at times.
  3. Instant Karma would have been a better pick, more...

    Instant Karma would have been a better pick, more life and spirit about it than Imagine.
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    Apollo 11 Soundtrack

    Sounds interesting, the composer only using technology that was available in 1969, so Moog and Mellotron:
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  5. Private Eye Pseud's Corner - Genesis Related!

    And not before time ;)

    The Rael/Real of Psychogeography: Urban walking as a method of ameliorating castration anxiety in Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down on Brroadway

    Did anyone here get to it?
  6. Apparently you don't see the main living quarters...

    Apparently you don't see the main living quarters in Discovery in 2010 because the production company baulked at the cost of recreating the rotating set.



    I can think of two examples - the...
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    Wow, a blast from the past - I'd forgotten I used...

    Wow, a blast from the past - I'd forgotten I used to own that first album! Can't remember a single song from it, although Sweet Lui-Louise sounds vaguely familiar.
  8. Some "out-takes" are deliberately wiped - I think...

    Some "out-takes" are deliberately wiped - I think Kubrick destroyed all his unused footage, for one. I read in PE recently that Mark Hollis wiped all the unused stuff from Spirit of Eden and Laughing...
  9. To be honest, it's a bit of a distance to either...

    To be honest, it's a bit of a distance to either gig, they're both on quite late, and my back's giving me gip, and there's an interesting program on the telly...

    :(
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    Elton did the introduction to a biography of Rick...

    Elton did the introduction to a biography of Rick Wakeman, and in it he mentions Wakeman's long fingers and laments that he himself will always be referred to as 'old chipolata fingers'.
  11. He said 'Afterlife', not 'Afterglow'...

    He said 'Afterlife', not 'Afterglow'...
  12. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Phil's lack of hair kept him out of that scene -...

    Phil's lack of hair kept him out of that scene - imagine the REAL carnage otherwise.
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    You've surely heard Robert's stand-up* routines...

    You've surely heard Robert's stand-up* routines on The Great Deceiver? He's on fire!

    *OK, sit-down routines...
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    So, how do we get a handle on this prog/sense of...

    So, how do we get a handle on this prog/sense of humour thing? My thoughts on the matter, citing the Big Six (other Big Sixes are available, YMMV) as examples:

    Po-Faced Miseries
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  15. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Barton was a big Kiss fan in those days, it...

    Barton was a big Kiss fan in those days, it probably addled his brains :rofl
  16. Thread: Whitesnake

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    I've found two different videos of Bloody Mary...

    I've found two different videos of Bloody Mary online, neither of which is from Top of the Pops, despite being labelled as such. So if it hasn't been wiped, there might still be a copy of the TOTP...
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    Good story but: the only "TOTP" clip I can find...

    Good story but: the only "TOTP" clip I can find of 'Bloody Mary' is from a European TV show with a 'Top of the Pops' logo on it which doesn't match the BBC's logo. The Snakebite EP only made number...
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    How come musicians can play the same songs over...

    How come musicians can play the same songs over and over and nobody complains but comedians have to keep coming up with new stuff? You don't hear someone at the Albert Hall shouting "HEARD IT!" when...
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    Did his codpiece interfere with the amplifiers or...

    Did his codpiece interfere with the amplifiers or something?
  20. Thread: Whitesnake

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    You missed Paice Ashton Lord, which had Bernie...

    You missed Paice Ashton Lord, which had Bernie Marsden on guitar a year or so before he joined Whitesnake.
  21. Thread: Whitesnake

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    I followed Whitesnake up until Saints & Sinners,...

    I followed Whitesnake up until Saints & Sinners, at which point I got off the bus, so I missed (or rather, didn't miss) the hairdryer and spandex years. Saw them three or four times at the Glasgow...
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    Nah, that was just a device for Steve and Mike to...

    Nah, that was just a device for Steve and Mike to get more writing credits. But it does segue into 'Afterglow'.
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    Damn, I was looking forward to Jay-Z AND Miley...

    Damn, I was looking forward to Jay-Z AND Miley Cyrus, said no-one ever.
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    I'm calling fake on that bottom picture, when did...

    I'm calling fake on that bottom picture, when did Neil ever play with such a minimalist kit? :rofl
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    If it was a C120 it was probably an early and...

    If it was a C120 it was probably an early and sudden death!
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    I've got an actual vinyl Deep Purple bootleg,...

    I've got an actual vinyl Deep Purple bootleg, Guitar Slaughterhouse, which is purportedly recorded in Germany in 1975, but is in fact from the UK in 1974, from a BBC radio broadcast.
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    Fripp would say "ABBA are cool", I would hope...

    Fripp would say "ABBA are cool", I would hope...
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    I guess the days are gone for any of these...

    I guess the days are gone for any of these Hipgnosis covers where they went to extreme lengths - the hospital beds on A Momentary Lapse of Reason, for example.

    Not a Hipgnosis cover but the same...
  29. I don't think you need to worry over much on that...

    I don't think you need to worry over much on that score...
  30. You've got me there. The band entered marching...

    You've got me there. The band entered marching down the centre aisle to a drumbeat (Rhythm of the Heat?) and there *might* have been a temporary staircase to get up on stage, terrible that I can't...
  31. Family and the Fishing Net drags a bit and...

    Family and the Fishing Net drags a bit and Wallflower is Biko Part 2, but side one is brilliant. I saw the tour at the Glasgow Apollo, one of the best concerts I ever saw. Peter came on at the very...
  32. I've got that on 12", I think. Did it have a...

    I've got that on 12", I think. Did it have a white label with just a big '1' and '2' on either side? It's either got 'Shosholoza' or 'Spiel Ohne Grenzen' on the other side.

    PG4 was only labelled...
  33. Phil could at least have worn the fly's eye...

    Phil could at least have worn the fly's eye shades.
  34. "I've had a great time, but this wasn't it".

    "I've had a great time, but this wasn't it".
  35. I'm more concerned with he presence of The Smiths...

    I'm more concerned with he presence of The Smiths and Kanye West to be honest.
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    RIP. For some reason a musician's death resonates...

    RIP. For some reason a musician's death resonates more with me if it's someone I've seen live.
  37. Get 'em Out By Friday

    Get 'em Out By Friday
  38. Bloody typical, I only just bought Ashes and...

    Bloody typical, I only just bought Ashes and Scheherezade a few months ago!
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    Bloody hell, 21 years ago.

    Bloody hell, 21 years ago.
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    Bit harsh, I'd probably say Hamill is more like...

    Bit harsh, I'd probably say Hamill is more like steak tartare.
  41. Now the verses I've sang Don't add much weight...

    Now the verses I've sang
    Don't add much weight to the story in my head
    So I'm thinking I should go and write a punch line.
    But they're so hard to find
    In my cosmic mind
    So I think I'll take a...
  42. Pfft. That's just Jon pressing 'Go' on his...

    Pfft. That's just Jon pressing 'Go' on his patented Jon Anderson© Lyric Generator®©®™.
  43. ...Peter, Ant and John Silver. Trouble is they...

    ...Peter, Ant and John Silver. Trouble is they need to lure Tony Levin away from King Crimson, which could lead to a horse's head in Gabe's bed. As for keyboards, who's available? If ARW are toast,...
  44. I don't have a lot of stand-out memories, but one...

    I don't have a lot of stand-out memories, but one is listening to Tim Buckley's "Dream Letter" in the car on the way to an event that would lead to me meeting Mrs H. :)
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    I was going to say that and then I remembered...

    I was going to say that and then I remembered Bron-yr-Aur and Bron-y-Aur Stomp.
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    Tangier's a city, not a region; hardly somewhere...

    Tangier's a city, not a region; hardly somewhere you'd go for an epic trek. Well, maybe...
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    I bought the first album because I wanted to hear...

    I bought the first album because I wanted to hear 'Light My Fire" - one of two or three Doors songs I knew - but when I dropped the stylus on "Break On Through" it was a Wow! moment (and this was...
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    Whitesnake were more of a blues-rock band in...

    Whitesnake were more of a blues-rock band in 1980. They might have been lumped under the heavy metal umbrella but you'd be hard-pushed to label them as such.
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    Bit unfair, some of Purple's lyrics are pretty...

    Bit unfair, some of Purple's lyrics are pretty clever, particularly on 'Fireball' and 'Who Do We Think We Are'. Less so when Coverdale took over, and the less said about Whitesnake the better! Good...
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    That was deliberate. however I'm sure I read...

    That was deliberate. however I'm sure I read somewhere that the intro to Speed King came about by accident, Blackmore messed up the intro and went a little off-piste but the band liked the result and...
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    Four guys put together under a powerful manager...

    Four guys put together under a powerful manager and recording songs primarily written by someone else, er, that'll be Led Zeppelin then...
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    I don't think John gets his end away. McCartney...

    I don't think John gets his end away. McCartney interprets the bath lyric as Lennon being sent to sleep in the bath but I read that as a voluntary act. She's hinting that he's not actually going to...
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    Er, so because they were playing a different type...

    Er, so because they were playing a different type of music you gave up on them but your complaint is that "the song remains the same"? Although D'yer Mak'er IS terrible right enough.
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    I need to do that to Iggy Pop's 'Raw Power', and...

    I need to do that to Iggy Pop's 'Raw Power', and to a lesser extent, the Who compilation 'Then and Now'.
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    I prefer the Arc Weld version of Cortez the...

    I prefer the Arc Weld version of Cortez the Killer to that on Live Rust, but Live Rust has the better Like A Hurricane.
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    I suggest you listen more attentively...

    <fripp>I suggest you listen more attentively...
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    To be fair, he's only on it as a 'gun for hire',...

    To be fair, he's only on it as a 'gun for hire', rather than a legit solo album. However, I note it has been described as 'slightly cheesy', so it's in good company. :rofl
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    'Piano Vibrations' in 1971... ...

    'Piano Vibrations' in 1971...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Vibrations
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    I remember quite a few humorous ones on Ian...

    I remember quite a few humorous ones on Ian Gillan albums and singles. "Is this your Pontefract cake?" was one of them; the band must have had some input to the process as some of the inscriptions...
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    Pah. Sheldon's a wooly-minded underachieving...

    Pah. Sheldon's a wooly-minded underachieving slacker by comparison.
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