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  1. I would be shocked if there are even 3 CD's of...

    I would be shocked if there are even 3 CD's of unreleased live material worth publishing. Other than the official stuff, every boot I've heard is pretty miserable quality.
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    ^^^ Yeppers. Not just music, this is an...

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    Yeppers.

    Not just music, this is an artifact of corporate consolidation and the concentration of resources in fewer and fewer hands. There are myriad examples such as the destruction of mom &...
  3. I would definitely have wanted to go and not just...

    I would definitely have wanted to go and not just for the music but for the whole experience. The only thing that would have made me hesitate other then the traffic jam, mud and uncomfortable...
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    Absolutely! Sufjan Stevens makes some very...

    Absolutely! Sufjan Stevens makes some very interesting and lyrical music which is by no means pop drivel. The OP has probably only a very superficial knowledge of his work...
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    I have translated (using google etc.) some of my...

    I have translated (using google etc.) some of my faves and the lyrics are often disappointing in translation. I prefer just to listen to the beautiful musical Italian language after gleaning the...
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    ^^^ Thanks for that, I was wholly unaware of...

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    Thanks for that, I was wholly unaware of that part of the history. :up
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    I can tell you that my Shibata was out of...

    I can tell you that my Shibata was out of alignment for years. I did nothing about it and then one day I woke up in sheer agony with a crackling herniated disc that responds neither to vacuum or...
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    ^^^ I can't reference where I read or heard it,...

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    I can't reference where I read or heard it, but I got the impression that Jenkins left because the new Soft Machine afforded him a better opportunity to "do his own thing".
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    Wow. Sorry to hear these reviews from people’s...

    Wow. Sorry to hear these reviews from people’s who love Yes. They are or were all about consummate musicianship in my mind so let’s hope it doesn’t diminish their wonderful legacy. Terribly complex...
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    I forgot to mention my total militant agreement...

    I forgot to mention my total militant agreement on both Roy Harper and Robert Wyatt. Both worthy of the term rock poet laureate (prog or not). They both touch me greatly although Hammill absolutely...
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    Thanks for the pics. Just to chime in, although...

    Thanks for the pics. Just to chime in, although John Kelman summed it up nicely, IMO Joni is a consummate musician, a true artist and easily one of the best songwriters of her generation. She was...
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    C’mon, he listed quite a few that are on the deep...

    C’mon, he listed quite a few that are on the deep end like Univers Zero and Gentle Giant for example. Both members of the diverse Master Prog Race schweinhund!

    Many, many great suggestions already...
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    Yes Peter Hammill, Ian Anderson, Peter Gabriel,...

    Yes Peter Hammill, Ian Anderson, Peter Gabriel, and Kerry Livgren (hell just for Dust in the Wind); and speaking of the obvious Dylan, Cohen and Mitchell, which will be left out so as not to provoke...
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    After completing my own thorough analysis, I have...

    After completing my own thorough analysis, I have concluded that Henry Cow creates a highly refined aesthetic while imparting vital emotional content, however I look forward to reading the more...
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    Great news on the separate offer and upcoming...

    Great news on the separate offer and upcoming book. I would say Henry Cow are awesome if the correct and specific meaning of that word hadn’t been destroyed by the fecal-matter-like, brain-dead...
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    Thanks! I’m gonna steal that one.

    Thanks! I’m gonna steal that one.
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    Why? Just for fun. Also if the ranking is...

    Why? Just for fun. Also if the ranking is substantiated, as mentioned by another poster, it might lend insight and prompt a revisit. I’ve found that type of thing actually useful.
  18. He is a poetic fellow. I don’t know all the...

    He is a poetic fellow. I don’t know all the history but it at least appears, if we believe Joh, that he was given the silent finger by his ex-band mates and is open to collaborating with new people...
  19. I liked Back in NYC, but didn't think she quite...

    I liked Back in NYC, but didn't think she quite got Ripples down - BUT early days yet for this talented little girl!
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    Steve, you cast a marvelous stone into the water...

    Steve, you cast a marvelous stone into the water and the ripples will still be running far after our reflections have vanished.
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    ^^^ Great resource, thanks! Looking at that...

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    Great resource, thanks!

    Looking at that sea of control consoles it is amazing to consider that the typical smart phone has WAY more computing power than the systems on the A11, back when...
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    The Bridge of Sighs album is forever etched into...

    The Bridge of Sighs album is forever etched into my DNA so I can't resist a quick story:

    So to make a long story short (as many strange and uncanny things happened), I can never ever forget an...
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    Yes that’s my understanding and it extends to...

    Yes that’s my understanding and it extends to Rick just showing chords or a riff to a song that could be 40 or 50 years old! I didn’t mean to be pedantic but censorship is quite another kettle of...
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    ^^^ I know what you mean about “Technique...

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    I know what you mean about “Technique schmechnique”, but at the same time it is just astounding how many virtuoso acoustic players there are around these days from steel string to classical, to...
  25. That's a good idea, but I probably wouldn't be...

    That's a good idea, but I probably wouldn't be comfortable singing it although with YG's range he should have no issues. What works for me solo acoustic VDG-wise so far are My Room and Siren's Song....
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    Sad news indeed, but let's take care: ...

    Sad news indeed, but let's take care:



    It most certainly did not! Homeopathy often consists of literally nothing but a sugar pill. It is most certainly not based on science or any kind of...
  27. Just finished selling Mom's condo (at > $25K...

    Just finished selling Mom's condo (at > $25K loss) and liquidating the contents, most of it goes to Salvation Army or whatever the movers decide to do with it including a lot of photos, souvenirs and...
  28. ^^^ Good answer - there is defnitely something...

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    Good answer - there is defnitely something profoundly wrong with Shapiro's wiring, politics aside...
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    ^^^ Shucks, that's very close to me and I...

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    Shucks, that's very close to me and I would have checked it out but I'll be out of town and back just in time to miss Cheer Accident. :mad

    I'll keep an eye out for them in the future....
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    (double-posted)

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  31. ^^^ Well, if you're a ringer for Phil that's...

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    Well, if you're a ringer for Phil that's pretty damn great in my book, he's a fine singer and performer. Knots? I love it! However I cannot imagine right now how one would...
  32. Yeppers, Skating Away is absolutely fabulous and...

    Yeppers, Skating Away is absolutely fabulous and one of my few flat-pickin' tunes. It is an inspiration to play and you can really pound-away with a combination of strumming and picking that appears...
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    Tchau Mr. Gilberto and thanks for all the...

    Tchau Mr. Gilberto and thanks for all the wonderful music...
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    The end of an era. I had the first Mad comic, the...

    The end of an era. I had the first Mad comic, the first Mad magazine and most of them through the 70s, the flexi disk, the books, all of it. It was a big part of my childhood.

    The old EC comics...
  35. In my country at least, I find that younger...

    In my country at least, I find that younger people seem to be the ones most aware, concerned, and engaged with about critical issues like climate change, wealth inequality, kleptocracy & the threat...
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    Henry Cow Reunion Gentle Giant Reunion VDGG...

    Henry Cow Reunion
    Gentle Giant Reunion
    VDGG with Peter Jackson
    Frank Zappa sitting on the toilet Hologram accompanied by the Tuned Flatulence Orchestra
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    Coincidentally, I just bought a flawless 30-year...

    Coincidentally, I just bought a flawless 30-year old Martin D-41 at a great price, it was just set up by a Martin tech and it is superb and the playability and responsiveness is amazing. I have tried...
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    I'd be curious to know why you feel Martins don't...

    I'd be curious to know why you feel Martins don't play well, not my experience at all and in fact I am currently comtemplating a used D-41 right now and it plays like a dream. I guess playability can...
  39. Apologies if I that's how it came across. You...

    Apologies if I that's how it came across.

    You stated that "It is a lot like musique concréte and the taped / electronic experiments that had been going on for the better part of a decade." Based...
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    The Violin Concerto is what has grabbed me the...

    The Violin Concerto is what has grabbed me the most. It requires incredible virtuosity but it's appeal for me is the (percieved) emotional intensity. I haven't heard nearly all of Sibelius, just a...
  41. Agreed. One caveat is that musique concréte had...

    Agreed. One caveat is that musique concréte had already been around for a long time and can be traced back to the 1920’s, and was a recognized and more formalized term no later than 1949 with the...
  42. Really? How so? Or is this just a continuation of...

    Really? How so? Or is this just a continuation of arrogantly shitting all over posters with brain-dead assertions because you read everything literally and without humor rather than making a cogent...
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    Isn't though? Watching him play in the scant film...

    Isn't though? Watching him play in the scant film that survives, as a guitarist the takeaway lesson for me is don't get locked into position playing - move up that neck! YMMV

    Mick Goodrich talks...
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    This is a very nice AfroBeat 70s album -...

    This is a very nice AfroBeat 70s album - coincidentally part of the current Wayside mega blowout sale for next to nothing...

    https://youtu.be/_TtgTofKJPE
  45. ^^^ :up Now that's that's the spirit my fellow...

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    :up Now that's that's the spirit my fellow drama queens! :lol
  46. Yes, that's right I was lumping you folks in with...

    Yes, that's right I was lumping you folks in with Charles Manson. :roll <- see there? I can roll my eyes as well... and you call me the drama queen? Jezuz! :rofl
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    ^^^ Indeed. In a recent interview, John McLaghin...

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    Indeed. In a recent interview, John McLaghin said he can't do with four fingers what Django did with two and he was serious.
  48. Well I quite disagree, in my book there is plenty...

    Well I quite disagree, in my book there is plenty of filler and I'd delete even more than many others.

    I would omit the dull and bromide "Don’t Pass Me By", the adolescent and boring "Why don’t...
  49. There is some good news: the Sonny and Cher...

    There is some good news: the Sonny and Cher masters may have been destroyed in the fire. :up
  50. I only vauguely recall Smallcreep's Day from back...

    I only vauguely recall Smallcreep's Day from back in the day so perhaps I can revisit. As far as Nickelback goes, I honestly never heard them and from what I read that makes me a lucky man. ;-) :lol
  51. OK I admit it: I like the first three albums...

    OK I admit it: I like the first three albums following Gabriel's departure. TOTL was very much still in the prog wheelhouse for me as was a good part of W&W and even TTWT has some proggy stuff but...
  52. What? You are hereby censured by the Invisible...

    What? You are hereby censured by the Invisible Prog Purity Police Force!

    But seriously different strokes and all that. Other than the In the Cage Medley and Los Endos it was a pop concert and way,...
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    Southern Cross - CSN

    Southern Cross - CSN
  54. Off the top of my head mine are 1. Tyrion 2....

    Off the top of my head mine are

    1. Tyrion
    2. Arya
    3. Theon!

    But it's really tough call ... ask me tomorrow and I'll probably change my mind.
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    I'd be interested to know how you think Breaking...

    I'd be interested to know how you think Breaking Bad fell off a cliff! Maybe you're talking about Game of Thrones in the wrong thread or something?

    Anyway, I couldn't disagree more. In my view it...
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    ^^^ What would be wrong with that?

    ^^^
    What would be wrong with that?
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    Aldous Harding nice stuff! She doesn't seem weird...

    Aldous Harding nice stuff! She doesn't seem weird to me...
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    Man this thread is depressing! :lol

    Man this thread is depressing! :lol
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    Wow. Big one, almost end of an era one. Without...

    Wow. Big one, almost end of an era one. Without Roky we may not have had Janis as we knew her and much that came after. A truly iconic voice. RIP Roky, I'm amazed you lasted as long as you did.

    In...
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    PH certainly has a way of tugging at the...

    PH certainly has a way of tugging at the heartstrings. I don't have an example off the top of my head but Hammill's Wilhelmina from Silent Corner comes to mind - a touching song to a little girl...
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