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    man, i’m just about recovering from a massive...

    man, i’m just about recovering from a massive diaphrag hernia here … and – this being the RnRHoF and all the institutional stuffiness attached – one could almost expect this to be a legit press...
  2. goodness, a GoD without moraz but with downes...

    goodness, a GoD without moraz but with downes downright scared me. however, this was rather beautiful and the congratulary smiles all round in the end are heartwarming.
  3. Thread: Gary Moore

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    wow, four pages in and no mention of gary moore’s...

    wow, four pages in and no mention of gary moore’s sizable contributions to greg lake’s first two post-ELP solo albums (“gl” & “manoeuvres”) …

    to me GM was one of the defining guitar heroes of the...
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    Rolo Tomassi: “time will die and love will bury...

    Rolo Tomassi: “time will die and love will bury it”
  5. Thread: Whitesnake

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    it is often overlooked that AEROSMiTH did an...

    it is often overlooked that AEROSMiTH did an album (after sort-of reforming and cleaning up their act) before “permanent vacation”, 1985’s “done with mirrors”. that one gathered little interest which...
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    three photoshop layers.

    three photoshop layers.
  7. Thread: Alcatrazz

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    when they first came over they found out that...

    when they first came over they found out that TOTO was actually the best known brand name in japan for mobile toilet systems (eg. for buildings sites or outdoor events). a story often told by...
  8. Thread: Alcatrazz

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    ha! i recall he sported a more grungeable...

    ha! i recall he sported a more grungeable shibuya-kei (90s j-pop, ref: pizzicato five) moptop during that era; but he’s certainly not the first western artist to learn certain things the hard way...
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    probably DOKKEN. and the “big in japan” in-joke...

    probably DOKKEN. and the “big in japan” in-joke is as old as the closing segment of “this is spinal tap” :)))
  10. Thread: Whitesnake

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    i am spending this morning in company of MOGWAi,...

    i am spending this morning in company of MOGWAi, ROLO TOMASSi, CARDiACS and BOSSK; however, dare i admit i absolutely love this band? “live … in the heart of the city” is a cathartic live album, as...
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    i find him to be the high point of this...

    i find him to be the high point of this recording. he was literally on fire that night, taking his own liberties with PG material (not that much anyway) and bursting with energy, determined to...
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    that has been around for many years. hands down...

    that has been around for many years. hands down my favourite GENESiS live recording ever (besides “seconds out”). the energy level is unbearable.
  13. GENESiS with ray wilson. that would have set many...

    GENESiS with ray wilson. that would have set many a record straight.

    re: KiNO … they did record a second album under that name, last year’s “radio voltaire”; however, the differences btw. KiNO...
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    with the benefit of hindsight this is probably my...

    with the benefit of hindsight this is probably my favourite fish-fronted MARiLLiON album with “incubus” being my favourite fish-fronted MARiLLiON track of all time.
  15. yelpia …

    yelpia …
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    well, a few years ago you could have had this! ...

    well, a few years ago you could have had this!

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    newsflash: he has always been like this. freude,...

    newsflash: he has always been like this. freude, schöner götterfunken.
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    Let Jon Anderson make you happy …

    https://www.loudersound.com/news/watch-jon-anderson-spread-the-happiness-in-new-video


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

    cannot be unheard/unseen – and that’s probably a good thing.
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    i have always wondered about why THE TUBES trade...

    i have always wondered about why THE TUBES trade with the “feat. FW” addition in their native country … surely that’s common knowledge or is there some clandestine legal conundrum which forbids them...
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    well if we are to split hairs on this, i always...

    well if we are to split hairs on this, i always viewed GONG organised like a loose community of musicians anyway, but i may be wrong on that. likewise, the often quoted RAiNBOW (similarily...
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    one variation of this that i do recall (it may...

    one variation of this that i do recall (it may actually be somebody’s sig here; if so, apologies for hijacking) reads that the remaining forms of life on earth after the nuclear apocalypse will be...
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    think i’ll start a thread on SLEAFORD MODS...

    think i’ll start a thread on SLEAFORD MODS sometime soon.
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    random thoughts: • SW is right. • no,...

    random thoughts:

    • SW is right.
    • no, slagging GvF from that vantage is not cool.
    • out of context (e.g. audio free) it does seem harsher than it probably is, because SW’s often snarky, ironic...
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    RiP Keith Flint of The Prodigy

    another one gone too soon (49). i really enjoyed THE PRODiGY back in the day and they provided many a memorable allnighter in my younger days. pleased to see them regain traction and productivity...
  25. Thread: RIP Mark Hollis

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    silence prevails. hat doffed.

    silence prevails. hat doffed.
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    some interesting choices. here’s what the...

    some interesting choices. here’s what the perennially prog-critical guardian.co.uk says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/oct/12/marillion-10-of-the-best
  27. Thread: Post Rock

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    MONO (jp), SIGUR ROS, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY …...

    MONO (jp), SIGUR ROS, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY … high lushness degrees in melody galore, try these for size.
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    they have had their share of cool tracks. it’s...

    they have had their share of cool tracks. it’s all very 1989 yacht rock but let’s give THE OUTFIELD some love.


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

    ...
  29. Thread: Post Rock

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    you know what? with hindsight i would have loved...

    you know what? with hindsight i would have loved to be a fly on the wall when the band was discussing their next moves with their increasingly suffering record company (EMI at the time) within which...
  30. Thread: Post Rock

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    i agree all the way with this … although “the...

    i agree all the way with this … although “the colour of spring” will always remain as my favourite TALK TALK album ever … probably because i also enjoyed them as an avant garde pop act and i do...
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    conspiracy or world trade.

    conspiracy or world trade.
  32. North Atlantic Oscillation – new album “Grind Show”

    this has been out since november but, so far, seems to have flown below the radar. not released on k-scope this time but by themselves via musicglue.

    has anyone heard it besides myself? i profess...
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    the rights to a quotable, sig-worthy and...

    the rights to a quotable, sig-worthy and universally applicable adage for people who go here voluntarily … which is some achievement. see above!
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    geeks, we have a winner! thanks for sharing the...

    geeks, we have a winner! thanks for sharing the vid, btw. :up
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    trust onkel fish to set the world to rights for...

    trust onkel fish to set the world to rights for one fleeting moment like he did ample times in the past … danke für alles.
  36. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    great hair! and nikki sounds like the perfect...

    great hair! and nikki sounds like the perfect cross between jon & chris … must be something in the water. let’s call it virginia water (the squires’ residence at the time).

    always liked that one...
  37. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    their debut has been an eternal fave of mine...

    their debut has been an eternal fave of mine whenever i require a shoulder-padded, mulleted YESwest-related fix. definitely a period piece but with some very strong writing and clever ideas.


    ...
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    with all due respect to the one and only...

    with all due respect to the one and only rocksteadYEStalwart and in sound knowledge of his current health conditions … but if there is one member of YES that, of late, is almost painful to listen to...
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    descent is just the right term for this :) in...

    descent is just the right term for this :)

    in a nutshell: hearing ELO and SAGA on the radio at the impressionable age of ~12yrs (now fast approaching 50) and discovering that there is a whole new...
  40. iT BiTES.

    iT BiTES.
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    interesting. seeing the pic i thought it was...

    interesting. seeing the pic i thought it was steve walsh!

    this could be a worthy tour to see – berry is something of a legacy artist, certainly second tier but that makes it all the more...
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    despite (sadly) having abandoned it somewhat over...

    despite (sadly) having abandoned it somewhat over his most recent releases, wilson still has a street-wise intellectual snark to his language which made him such a breath of fresh air after a decade...
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    you, sir, win this thread early. there is...

    you, sir, win this thread early.

    there is nothing remotely progressive about MUSE. some of the music is interesting and well performed but bellamy’s self-serving caterwauling is a major turn off...
  44. Thread: Prog in 2029...

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    ask the priests of the temples of syrinx.

    ask the priests of the temples of syrinx.
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    what is prog? PS: you educate me. i love...

    what is prog?




    PS: you educate me. i love you all.
  46. Thread: Saga

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    great analogy. i always go to this video for...

    great analogy. i always go to this video for further elaboration … one of canada’s most innovative bands, performing their butts off yet merely amounting to nothing more than sonic background...
  47. Thread: Saga

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    my gateway band, for better or worse. i remember...

    my gateway band, for better or worse. i remember them fondly.
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    she is now! btw., i was going to post a row of...

    she is now!

    btw., i was going to post a row of GENTLE GiANT song titles that i consider painfully stupid in their prog pretentions … but then i realised that since i don't like GG anyway i should...
  49. DÄLEK. excellent stuff. kraut/shoegaze hip hop. ...

    DÄLEK. excellent stuff. kraut/shoegaze hip hop.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhIA-YH-7w
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    this. this. his chiming CP70 was a hallmark of...

    this. this. his chiming CP70 was a hallmark of the band’s early/mid period sound and some of the versions on their “live in the city of light” set (1987, already in their sub-U2 stadium rock mode)...
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    very strong indeed … i was expecting something...

    very strong indeed … i was expecting something along the lines of nightwish/tarja (otherwise much to my dislike) but, knowing the festival, looked for something far more leftfield. very powerful...
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    a sound assessment of MC’s place in the biz...

    a sound assessment of MC’s place in the biz during the mid 1990s, kai! it is notable that the label was (co-) formed by one mike varney; he who flooded the market with square miles of post-yngwie...
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    ArcTanGent festival in the UK in august, hands...

    ArcTanGent festival in the UK in august, hands down. i am on about that one seemingly all the time here … mind-blowing if not expanding in every imaginable sense. highlights: ROLO TOMASSi, BOSSK, AND...
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    here's charlie burchill, mel gaynor, derek forbes...

    here's charlie burchill, mel gaynor, derek forbes and mick macneill preempting new artrock by a good twenty years:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0lcg3Srzqg
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    THE TUBES, “what do you want from live”

    THE TUBES, “what do you want from live”
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    i turned out to really like MAGELLAN’s cover...

    i turned out to really like MAGELLAN’s cover versions on those MAGNA CARTA tribute albums from the 1990s. “mama”, “don’t kill the whale” and (especially) “the endless enigma” were a fun romp on all...
  57. Thread: Zeal & Ardor

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    i went within a whiff of having seen them live at...

    i went within a whiff of having seen them live at ArcTanGent festival this year (was at another stage at the time) and i am forever kicking myself that i didn't. certainly the most talked about act...
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    seconded. MC did a lot for me in my younger days...

    seconded. MC did a lot for me in my younger days as a means of default orientation but that wore itself out very quickly. look where this got me to. the first SHADOW GALLERY was an epitomy of...
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    IncogNeato: if you refuse to acknowledge that the...

    IncogNeato: if you refuse to acknowledge that the answer to everything there is may be 42, may i cautiously postulate that the answer to everything else is

    TiM SMiTH.

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    CARDiACS.

    either...
  60. i am seeing him live next week and hope to pick...

    i am seeing him live next week and hope to pick up a proper copy of the album then. surprisingly, “to cure a blizzard” had been released to the general public here in germany as a freebie-CD in on of...
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