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  1. Nice. There's often a good bargain to be picked...

    Nice. There's often a good bargain to be picked up amongst the chaff there. Woody Woodmansey's 'Spider From Mars' is excellent, and also currently £3.

    I approve of your username, by the way. Next...
  2. The only one with ELP albums in its name? ...

    The only one with ELP albums in its name?

    (Brain Salad Library would be a good name for an adult book store. But I digress.)
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    A little rusty opening night, and Kasim didn't...

    A little rusty opening night, and Kasim didn't seem totally on form vocally, but I'm sure it will get better and better. Not a bad setlist - Something's Coming and Do Ya could make way for a couple...
  4. Thread: Steve Hillage

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    I feel the same way as you, especially about...

    I feel the same way as you, especially about Hurdy Gurdy Glissando. It perhaps gets a little too much at the beginning of Lunar Musick Suite and (yes) It's All Too Much, but I still love the album.
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  5. Thread: Steve Hillage

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    Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio and Green form...

    Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio and Green form the classic solo tetralogy, but there's gold outside of that.

    I got the feeling that he was running out of steam with the four Live Herald studio...
  6. Todd Rundgren with Frank Sidebottom opening. Yes...

    Todd Rundgren with Frank Sidebottom opening.
    Yes with Donovan opening.
    Steve Hillage with Trevor Rabin opening.
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    This has probably been mentioned elsewhere, but I...

    This has probably been mentioned elsewhere, but I haven't seen it: the latest issue of Prog magazine is a Fish Out of Water/Yes special with Chris on the cover.
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    So Rebop fortuitously knew about GLASYS, which...

    So Rebop fortuitously knew about GLASYS, which pre-empted the applications in response to the Situation Vacant appeal.

    I hope anyone thinking the appeal might be a publicity stunt is suitably...
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    It did work, but now it's been taken down.*...

    It did work, but now it's been taken down.* Perhaps because he's jumped the gun on an official announcement. (Or he was fibbing :p. Which seems unlikely.)

    * He broke the news and said something...
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    Haven't seen an official announcement from the...

    Haven't seen an official announcement from the band yet, but https://www.facebook.com/gil.assayas/posts/10160228864985494

    Gil Assayas, aka GLASYS. Clips of his playing and singing on youtube.
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    "Poster above" here. Yes, I was half-joking, but...

    "Poster above" here. Yes, I was half-joking, but I have to say a bit of manipulative publicity-seeking from Utopia's management does seem possible. It's all in the game of selling tickets, and fair...
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    Position filled, apparently, and some talk of the...

    Position filled, apparently, and some talk of the appeal to fans being a disingenuous publicity move. Eric Gardner, please don’t sue me.
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    He taught me everything I know.

    He taught me everything I know.
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    Nick Kent's collection of writings 'The Dark...

    Nick Kent's collection of writings 'The Dark Stuff' and his autobiography 'Apathy for the Devil' are required reading, I'd say. The latter has an appendix called 'Soundtrack for the Seventies' in...
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    "Well, maybe if you give me one of those shiny...

    "Well, maybe if you give me one of those shiny green badges you're wearing..."

    "Nah, that's all phlegm."
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    It happened. I was watching it with my sister and...

    It happened. I was watching it with my sister and parents, as we always did every Wednesday, 9pm. The canned laughter seemed totally inappropriate, almost like a practical joke. Obviously in those...
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    There was an interesting opinion piece in today's...

    There was an interesting opinion piece in today's Times (London) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/2018-03-10/comment/farewell-nme-my-pretentious-old-friend-rr7zkhnzj .

    It's mostly...
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    "Hello, Mr Kent? It's the BBC. We'll be popping...

    "Hello, Mr Kent? It's the BBC. We'll be popping in to do the interview tomorrow afternoon. Just thought we'd give you a heads-up so you can put your coolest clothes on..."

    ...
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    ? I didn't say they hadn't played 10 gigs. My...

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    I didn't say they hadn't played 10 gigs. My bandwagon comment wasn't referring to the Pistols, but to what was to follow in their wake, when almost every band of two-chord spotty herberts were...
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    I think it went to press before the decision to...

    I think it went to press before the decision to close was made, but that's the way the covers have been since it became free - always with the horrible MUSIC FILM STYLE label on it too.

    I just...
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    The final cover of the final freebie, lest anyone...

    The final cover of the final freebie, lest anyone have any illusions about the way it's been for a long time:
    ...
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    Absolutely agree. It's only natural that a weekly...

    Absolutely agree. It's only natural that a weekly publication aimed at young people should keep its ear to the ground, and God knows some of my favourite bands would soon start to run out of steam....
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    It became less relevant to me as it started to...

    It became less relevant to me as it started to cover less of the music I loved (Melody Maker held out a bit longer). It was a great read in the 1970s, pre-Pistols. Occasionally infuriating, but often...
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    "Mmm... Salmon Song."

    "Mmm... Salmon Song."
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    Sorry to hear you're not entirely out of the...

    Sorry to hear you're not entirely out of the woods, but hopefully you'll be successful in stabilizing your symptoms first of all, and go on and up from there. Glad you're back to give us more of your...
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    That's some selection. You must be close to...

    That's some selection. You must be close to honorary membership of the Royal Society for Putting Things on top of Other Things by now. :D I wonder of you have a Sandy Denny box as well, or did you...
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    I was going to mention John Martyn's opinion of...

    I was going to mention John Martyn's opinion of them as well. It kind of rings true, but on the other hand I don't think any of Yes were guilty of gaslighting and beating their wives.



    And he...
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    I bought it despite having all the previously...

    I bought it despite having all the previously released material, and not having spent even half as much on a box set before, but I've never regretted it. A lovely collection, plenty of very nice...
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    It's the North Sea, not the North Atlantic. This...

    It's the North Sea, not the North Atlantic. This is why these updates are absolutely vital.
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    They all must be feeling Raw to the Bone.*...

    They all must be feeling Raw to the Bone.* Luckily the worst of the storm turned west and into Ireland, although it's snowing off Hull tonight. I guess they're in Rotterdam by now anyway, earl-aye in...
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    And Pedra da Gavea on Rhapsodies (although I...

    And Pedra da Gavea on Rhapsodies (although I don't think it's made explicit that it's him). It features probably his most Jon Anderson-like lyrics anyway.
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    In fairness to Bill, he'd seen Steve Hillage get...

    In fairness to Bill, he'd seen Steve Hillage get away with it for the 2,500 certificates of authenticity in his box sets and thought it would be okay.

    ETA: The Progressive Ears lawyer Mr Waldorf T...
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    Apart from saying he got someone at the record...

    Apart from saying he got someone at the record company to sign his box sets for him.
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    "And by the way, Benoit... there was a toilet on...

    "And by the way, Benoit... there was a toilet on the tour bus. We were kidding all along.
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    Ha! You probably jest, but there definitely is...

    Ha! You probably jest, but there definitely is potential for strong winds and blizzards as the depression moves up from the south-west. It's all a question of trajectory and timing. :geezer ...
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    There's a 7-album set out in a few weeks, all of...

    There's a 7-album set out in a few weeks, all of the Bearsville albums with a few bonus tracks (but nothing new).

    It obviously excludes the post-Bearsville albums, Utopia, Oblivion, POV and the...
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    It's back up now. Looks like there's a chance...

    It's back up now.

    Looks like there's a chance that warmer air from the south might reach Hull some time on Friday, but it's hard to call. It's certainly going to be bleak for most of the week.
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    Yep. Strong easterly winds all the way from...

    Yep. Strong easterly winds all the way from Siberia and a likelihood of snow. I honestly think there's a chance it might be cancelled.
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    Todd has got a big... ego, but the intent behind...

    Todd has got a big... ego, but the intent behind it was almost certainly ironic, as others have said. (I think he said it was what a gushing fan called him in a letter, and he just liked the phrase.)...
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    They definitely need to be better rehearsed than...

    They definitely need to be better rehearsed than the four-piece that supported the A Wizard, A True Star shows a few years ago. Kasim's recent band with Jesse Gress et al was better.
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    Jon Anderson could intercept and rescue them in...

    Jon Anderson could intercept and rescue them in the replica of The Moorglade Mover he had built in his yard. He is hailed a hero. They all make an album about it. (Wood blocks and triangle: Jon...
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    Rundgren's always been amenable to taking part in...

    Rundgren's always been amenable to taking part in documentaries, so I'll take a guess that Partridge didn't want Rundgren to be consulted and that was conditional.
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    Nice one. They've done some great...

    Nice one. They've done some great portentous>heart-racing intros, but that's probably their best.

    Was listening to Rundgren's much-maligned A Treatise on Cosmic Fire this evening, and that's a...
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    I should have quit after the second word, it's...

    I should have quit after the second word, it's instead of its. :geezer

    Also: "The latter LP [TFTO] was the symbol of so much prog excess that it, quite possibly, single-handedly forged punk" is...
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    The Overture to Communion with the Sun on...

    The Overture to Communion with the Sun on Utopia's 'Ra'.

    Obviously it's from Bernard Herrmann's soundtrack for the Journey to the Centre of the Earth movie, but it's the perfect build-up for Roger...
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    'The Nightfly' is superb. But Fagen's vocals...

    'The Nightfly' is superb. But Fagen's vocals aside, it's no more a Steely Dan album than Rosie Vela's 'Zazu' is.
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    Bruford would have known it's anchors aweigh....

    Bruford would have known it's anchors aweigh. :geezer

    Joking aside, I hope Alan's recovery is continuing. If this bacterial infection is septic arthritis, it's serious. Obviously good that it was...
  48. Good to see Colgate are on board.

    Good to see Colgate are on board.
  49. Thread: Chuck Loeb

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    Chuck Loeb

    Recently started to get into him via Fourplay, only to find out he passed away 5 months ago. (I don't think it was ever mentioned here, but apologies if I'm wrong.)

    Anyway, a superb and sensitive...
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    Sri Paramahansa used to turn up for gym with a...

    Sri Paramahansa used to turn up for gym with a note from his mother. Unlike Sri Chinmoy.
    https://i.imgur.com/VSy738h.png
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    Just out of passing interest, a...

    Just out of passing interest, a Topographic-related notice I spotted in the Times (London) on Friday:

    https://i.imgur.com/in1RaVP.jpg
  52. Snowflakes - like water - are colourless. They...

    Snowflakes - like water - are colourless. They just look white because of the way that light is scattered. This is why ebony and ivory can exist side by side on my piano keyboard oh Lord why can't...
  53. Yes, I know Esoteric definitely have that one, as...

    Yes, I know Esoteric definitely have that one, as you say, but I don't regard it as a proper show, unlike many of the Rockpalasts. That isn't an audience of Rundgren fans sitting there. :lol
  54. Nah, they were both fucked - enslaved by drink...

    Nah, they were both fucked - enslaved by drink and drugs and hangers-on, and spiralling downwards. People just remember Back to Black and Midnight Love as being good albums, but they both came 3...
  55. Todd Rundgren's peak hasn't been satisfyingly...

    Todd Rundgren's peak hasn't been satisfyingly captured on film as far as I know - the notorious Midnight Special slot was it. As for his prog, no full shows of the original Utopia, but a Utopia show...
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    5.1 and vinyl are of no use to me, but I can see...

    5.1 and vinyl are of no use to me, but I can see the appeal for others (and I envy their hardware). I can't imagine what bonus material there can be apart from that - if it's anything...
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    Welcome to the forum. Please type faster.

    Welcome to the forum. Please type faster.
  58. I will never tire of pointing out that he...

    I will never tire of pointing out that he couldn't even get the lyrics right, even when talking about how he used to pore over the album's lyrics! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGGXPa5otgs#t=17m12s...
  59. Catching up with the double albums thread in the...

    Catching up with the double albums thread in the OT forum it's now occurred to me you were being ironic with your Clarkson comment. Sorry!
  60. Selling England, I think. He wrote part of...

    Selling England, I think.



    He wrote part of the liner notes for Egg's CD of archive recordings, 'The Metronomical Society'.
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