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    Supergroup featuring 1970s Alex Lifeson and Keith...

    Supergroup featuring 1970s Alex Lifeson and Keith Emerson confirmed???
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    Yeah .. one stinker on an otherwise solid album!

    Yeah .. one stinker on an otherwise solid album!
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    cool man

    cool man
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    yes pls Nearfest 2017 plssss

    yes pls
    Nearfest 2017 plssss
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    no

    no
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    Thanks PE for another new [to me] discovery! I'm...

    Thanks PE for another new [to me] discovery! I'm a sucker for this folky prog-pop with female vocals. Anybody sell their albums for a decent price [to a US customer]?
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    On a Peter Gabriel binge

    After years of being a detractor of Mr. Gabriel, I've come around. At least, on his solo work. I own the "main" studio albums, and some live stuff, and I find it all mostly pretty good. I like the...
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    Fantastic pair of shows. Seeing Magma remains...

    Fantastic pair of shows. Seeing Magma remains something akin to a spiritual experience. It really takes me places and touches my soul in profound ways.

    I felt like Saturday was the better of the...
  9. Oh yeah, "Double Agent." Cool song. "Roll the...

    Oh yeah, "Double Agent." Cool song. "Roll the Bones" and "Territories" have rap and spoken verses too, respectively. But again, that doesn't bother me for some reason .. probably because it's part of...
  10. Yeah .. they didn't do it a lot (Necromancer and...

    Yeah .. they didn't do it a lot (Necromancer and Cygnus IIRC), and it was more narration than poetry, but ... blech.
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    Wow .. that sucks. :( RIP....

    Wow .. that sucks. :(

    RIP....
  12. I give the Moodies' narrations a pass because of...

    I give the Moodies' narrations a pass because of the times .. They were trying something new, and there's a naively pretentious charm to it that I like for some reason (though I find it extremely...
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    Yeah, "Eye of the Storm" was a HTM tune that Kit...

    Yeah, "Eye of the Storm" was a HTM tune that Kit ported over to Camel. It was originally recorded for HTM's aborted 3rd studio album, and was subsequently released as "3rd.. Better Late". [BTW, HTM's...
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    Rain Dances: Definitely up their with their best...

    Rain Dances: Definitely up their with their best stuff. I like just about every song on the record, and love several of them. Highways is "meh" and "Elke" is a bit droney, but everything else is...
  15. Eloyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Eloyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  16. Thread: Camel News

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    Nice!

    Nice!
  17. I JUST started exploring PG's solo catalog. I...

    I JUST started exploring PG's solo catalog. I started with I and So. My thoughts:

    I: The worst of what I find annoying about PG-era Genesis. Solsbury Hill is a great song though.
    So: I was 11...
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    Oohh, that red-on-red is purty. :3

    Oohh, that red-on-red is purty. :3
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    Yeah, I think that's common in Progdom--a band...

    Yeah, I think that's common in Progdom--a band starts out strong, then fades away. I wonder if there's an element of excitement of creating something new and fresh .. and then making a job out of it....
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    I know sometimes they call the two discs "Live...

    I know sometimes they call the two discs "Live Kohntark" and "Live Hhai".
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    I was wondering if someone would call me out on...

    I was wondering if someone would call me out on that. :D Yeah, it has the name Jadis on it, but it's kinda like an IQ album. And I like it a lot, so, yeah.

    And oddly enough, Subterranea came out...
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    1. Attend more shows (I attended *zero* in '015)....

    1. Attend more shows (I attended *zero* in '015). Should be able to at least see Magma and Marillion. Hopefully Bent Knee comes back to Madison, now that I know who the heck they are. :D
    2. Listen...
  23. Big Phil fan here, and lately Ray too. My...

    Big Phil fan here, and lately Ray too. My favorite post-Hackett Genesis albums:

    1. Three Sides Live ("4th side live" version; otherwise drop this to #2 or #3)
    2. Invisible Touch (If you include...
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    1. Ever 2. The Wake 3. More Than Meets the Eye...

    1. Ever
    2. The Wake
    3. More Than Meets the Eye
    4. (everything else)
    5. Subterranea

    Yes, Subt. is my least favorite IQ album. Way too long, not nearly enjoyable music. And dare I say it .....
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    I'm partial to the red logo, personally, but...

    I'm partial to the red logo, personally, but silver and gold are nice too.

    Also, bobbleheads! :D

    Also, Chicago! :D
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    Thanks .. Yeah, I apparently was too busy with...

    Thanks .. Yeah, I apparently was too busy with other stuff (mostly work and my involvement in the Magic: the Gathering community). But definitely making a point to get to more shows this year. Magma...
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    I'm thinking about it, and I don't think I saw a...

    I'm thinking about it, and I don't think I saw a single live show this year. :(
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    I kinda see it as part of two sub-eras. There was...

    I kinda see it as part of two sub-eras. There was the first wave of neo-prog bands, Marillion, Pallas, IQ, Twelfth Night, etc. mid-70s Genesis with varying "other" influences (NWOBHM, Floyd, new...
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    I keep coming back to Felicite Thosz from Disc...

    I keep coming back to Felicite Thosz from Disc 12. I haven't heard the original album yet, so this version is my first exposure to the piece, and I absolutely adore it. We all know that Magma has...
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    Any chance for a Midwest stop? :D For Merch,...

    Any chance for a Midwest stop? :D

    For Merch, yeah, I like the plain logo t-shirts. I used to have a sweet black w/ red logo one. Not as much a fan of the "album artwork" type designs, but maybe...
  31. Oohh, neat. I'll have to check this out. Many...

    Oohh, neat. I'll have to check this out. Many fond memories of listening to crappy demo tapes from crappy punk rock bands in the early 90s.
  32. No. DRAMA!

    No. DRAMA!
  33. :ipa

    :ipa
  34. I already offered my awesome/grats in another...

    I already offered my awesome/grats in another thread, but I'll offer it here too. Congrats! :D

    Looking forward to the new album. :ipa
  35. Wow, Bent Knee on Cuneiform .. congrats! I saw...

    Wow, Bent Knee on Cuneiform .. congrats! I saw that they came through my town last year .. wish I would have known about them then. Maybe next year to support the new album? :D
  36. Agalloch

    Agalloch
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    I wouldn't be surprised if more people would get...

    I wouldn't be surprised if more people would get more into Magma after seeing them live. For as much as we talk about Magma being "weird" or "difficult" or "alien" or whatever, their music really...
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    Exactly. It's not Fripp "ruining the show," it's...

    Exactly. It's not Fripp "ruining the show," it's the rude, inconsiderate, entitled assholes ruining it.

    As for "today's realities," why should Fripp/Crimson/anybody else conform to anybody's...
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    Ugh. How hard is to NOT take a picture?...

    Ugh. How hard is to NOT take a picture? Regardless of whether or not you understand or agree with a policy, if someone repeatedly asks you please, don't do this .. and you do it anyway ... WHY.
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    Finally getting a chance to listen to this as I'm...

    Finally getting a chance to listen to this as I'm typing this. About 10 minutes into Kohntarkosz, I think it sounds FANTASTIC. It sounds louder, for sure. But also with more body. More low end to the...
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    \o/ ordered'd \o/ :ipa

    \o/ ordered'd \o/

    :ipa
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    Wish I'd seen this thread a couple weeks ago when...

    Wish I'd seen this thread a couple weeks ago when I was down in Chicago for the weekend. :) I ended up Googling and finding Logan Hardware Records, which was p. cool. Lots of random 45s and foreign...
  43. Sweet vid.

    Sweet vid.
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    Cool vid, thanks for sharing. I've been on a...

    Cool vid, thanks for sharing. I've been on a little bit of a Stuermer kick lately, and I feel like I should check out some Ponty.
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    Milwaukee? Two Chicago shows? Heck to the yeah!...

    Milwaukee? Two Chicago shows? Heck to the yeah! Another bucket list item to check off. :)
  46. Yeah, that's my thing .. it feels like a...

    Yeah, that's my thing .. it feels like a collection of half-songs. Some verses, some choruses, some interludes .. put them in a blender and see what comes out. It really stood out to me when seeing...
  47. I tried hard to get into this one, but never...

    I tried hard to get into this one, but never could. It's got some great moments, and some great ideas with potential, but I feel like it constantly builds and then peters out. Like, it's just a...
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    Pretty bummed I'm gonna have to miss them this...

    Pretty bummed I'm gonna have to miss them this time around. I saw them for the first time shortly after the new album came out and I LOVED it. .. But yeah, the APSOG bits always felt "taked on" to...
  49. +1 Isn't it lovely to just watch people play...

    +1

    Isn't it lovely to just watch people play music?
  50. Wow .. what's this .. a band that is young and...

    Wow .. what's this .. a band that is young and talented and experimental and melodic and original? With an actual good singer? Neat!

    Adding to the buylist, kthx.
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    \mmmmm/

    \mmmmm/
  52. IQ - Leap of Faith KC - Starless Anglagard -...

    IQ - Leap of Faith
    KC - Starless
    Anglagard - Sista Somrar (more raw emotion than "chills" per se)
    Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (mostly side 2 for emotional effect)
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    Get better soon d00d.

    Get better soon d00d.
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    According to Wikipedia, the TTWW version was from...

    According to Wikipedia, the TTWW version was from the 1992 tour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_We_Walk ... shrug ... But yeah, I enjoy the Wembley video quite a bit. Home by the Sea is...
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    Am I the only one that liked The Cry? I listened...

    Am I the only one that liked The Cry? I listened to "Pride" a lot when I first got into prog way back when, and I always loved the "Crying for Help" pieces. Well, the a capella one was a bit cheesy,...
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    Haven't heard this since it was new, but I seem to recall being disappointed. Kinda like a shitty Test For Echo (which was already a shitty Rush record). Victor was a much more interesting Rush-solo...
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    Does it sound like Magma and/or is it related to...

    Does it sound like Magma and/or is it related to the band Magma? Then it's zeuhl.

    Okay, a better, "real" answer .. I listen for things like pounding, driving rhythms. Incessant. Like marching....
  58. Mirage: Harder-edged. Lots of jamming. (Lots of...

    Mirage: Harder-edged. Lots of jamming. (Lots of this kinda stuff on the s/t debut as well.)
    Snow Goose: Instrumental concept album. Gentler, more pastoral sound. Orchestral backing.
    Moonmadness:...
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    There's also the Chronicles video collection, and...

    There's also the Chronicles video collection, and the "Classic Albums" thingy on Moving Pictures and 2112. Not necessarily "essential," but enjoyable if you're a fan (probably the latter moreso than...
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    Personal pet peeve: doubple-tracked vocals. Blech.

    Personal pet peeve: doubple-tracked vocals. Blech.
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