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  1. It's hard to understand why George and John...

    It's hard to understand why George and John wanted Phil Spector to produce their records. That guy stomps all over the artist and their record almost becomes a Phil Spector record. His heavy-handed...
  2. Wow, I just listened to the video trailer and the...

    Wow, I just listened to the video trailer and the music with all of the reverb removed is a revelation. I'm going to have to get it. I think I'll just get the 2 CD version of the album remixed.
  3. All Things Must Past 50 yr Anniversary Reissue Box. In or out?

    Apparently, Dhani Harrison is assisting in the remixing and reissuing of this record and removing some of the Spectorisms that George, himself, regretted. It's apparently got a lot of other stuff on...
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    For a rabid socialist, Roger Waters seems awfully...

    For a rabid socialist, Roger Waters seems awfully preoccupied by credits, property rights and his personal business interests.
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    Bob, that is cool! Reminds me a little bit of...

    Bob, that is cool! Reminds me a little bit of the Ozrics. Is that why it's called Tentacle Porn? Your guitarist friend is a good player, too! Very tasteful and complementary to your keyboards. ...
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    Palumbo looks ill in recent videos. He barely...

    Palumbo looks ill in recent videos. He barely plays guitar at all. Is there something wrong with him? He apparently still writes most of their music, although the other players, principally...
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    Is this Kasim Sulton's main project? I thought...

    Is this Kasim Sulton's main project? I thought he had a great idea touring with Utopia songs he was featured on. This sounds like a step back, artistically. I guess a man's gotta' eat.
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    ^^ I read one of Strahan's "best of's" and found...

    ^^ I read one of Strahan's "best of's" and found that I didn't like his taste much.
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    ^^ I pretty much feel the same as you, but...

    ^^ I pretty much feel the same as you, but stopped after Safety in Numbers. The new track sounds like somewhat of a return to form. I'm very much intrigued by it!
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    I know this is slightly off-topic, but who is now...

    I know this is slightly off-topic, but who is now doing the Gardner Dozois anthology since he's passed? I always loved his recapitulation of the year in SciFi. I think it was St. Martin's Press who...
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    My wife and I are really into Foyle's War. Great...

    My wife and I are really into Foyle's War. Great show about a principled British detective and his associates during WWII Britain.
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    It's cool, but I don't think it's live. The bass...

    It's cool, but I don't think it's live. The bass is playing furiously at the beginning even while he's adjusting his headphones. That is a hell of a technique if it's live!
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    I loved the book. It's very subtle and stays...

    I loved the book. It's very subtle and stays with you a while. PKD is my favorite sci/fi author. He's like the Hemingway of speculative fiction. My only quibble with the series was its departure...
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    Dayum! That is tasty, especially when everyone...

    Dayum! That is tasty, especially when everyone comes in....
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    Good point. They don't even bother..... :lol ...

    Good point. They don't even bother..... :lol

    That said, I liked 'em OK until the hair spray became redolent!
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    The juvenile double entendres abound with these...

    The juvenile double entendres abound with these guys!
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    I just listened to the original LP for the first...

    I just listened to the original LP for the first time in a few years. Although it's a nice, atmospheric recording, there's not a lot of substance to it. It's really only got 3 or 4 thematic ideas...
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    Loved these guys. Smokin' is one of my favorite...

    Loved these guys. Smokin' is one of my favorite albums! This version of the band wasn't too shabby either! The way the two guitarists complemented one another and Steve Marriott's vocals were a...
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    Ha, ha!

    Ha, ha!
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    Toyah was busy!

    Toyah was busy!
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    Here's one that's an attempt in the fusion genre....

    Here's one that's an attempt in the fusion genre. It's employs the whole-half tone scale that King Crimson's Red is based on.

    https://soundcloud.com/guitarplyrjvb/cold-fusion
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    I've got the Nightwinds CD. I've listened to it...

    I've got the Nightwinds CD. I've listened to it a handful of times. The singer is a little tough to get used to. He looks a lot like the Canadian magician Doug Henning! I think the drummer was a...
  23. I've listened to these guys a couple of times. ...

    I've listened to these guys a couple of times. Soord sounds very much like Steven Wilson vocally. The music is a bit less heavy than latter-day Porcupine Tree, but very much in the same style, to...
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    I'm about 3/4 through it. Very well written. ...

    I'm about 3/4 through it. Very well written. Bruford is really quite an intelligent guy. I agree with No Pride's assessment that it's essentially a "musician's handbook". Bruford really isn't...
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    Ever is my favorite. A classic of the genre. ...

    Ever is my favorite. A classic of the genre. Subterranea is too repetitive. I could never understand why people rated it so highly. I believe it came out after Ever and it was a huge letdown...
  26. ^ I've found that the 4 cd version is a lot to...

    ^ I've found that the 4 cd version is a lot to digest. I can't imagine listening to the new set more than once.
  27. I have the last Rhino expanded edition. Terry...

    I have the last Rhino expanded edition. Terry Kath never plays the same solo twice. He's a monster on this. I imagine it's more of the same on the new one. At this time of their career, they did...
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    With all due respect to JA fans, he is the...

    With all due respect to JA fans, he is the perfect example of someone needing others to flesh out his ideas. Alone, they're just too thin. With a strong collaborator, they morph into something...
  29. This guy must have a very organized sock drawer.

    This guy must have a very organized sock drawer.
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    Shoot, I thought Lake in the Asia in Asia concert...

    Shoot, I thought Lake in the Asia in Asia concert was pretty good. I think, for most casual fans, Lake was a bigger draw than Wetton. As far as the sound of the band, I don't think it was radically...
  31. Wow! Great performance and nice arrangement.

    Wow! Great performance and nice arrangement.
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    I like the album enough on vinyl. Not enough to...

    I like the album enough on vinyl. Not enough to get this.....
  33. Listening to Gethsamane as part of my annual...

    Listening to Gethsamane as part of my annual immersion in this record. What a great performance by Ian Gillan! Great songwriting by a pair of songwriters that were less than 22 years old at the...
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    Are there any live, officially released...

    Are there any live, officially released recordings with Tony Levin? I like the versions of the tunes with Berlin and Levin. It's a nice change of pace after we've heard this material for the...
  35. Thread: XTC

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    ^^ If I'm not mistaken, Dave Gregory is not...

    ^^ If I'm not mistaken, Dave Gregory is not credited on Wasp Star. I think Andy Partridge played all of the guitars on that one. Apple Venus Vol. 1 is a great record. A nice change of pace in the...
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    I guess all of the Rush albums after Power...

    I guess all of the Rush albums after Power Windows sort of glommed together for me and I haven't listened to them much. In fact, I'd never heard Snakes and Arrows. After watching this documentary,...
  37. This is one of my first Zappa records and...

    This is one of my first Zappa records and absolutely one of his best.
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    I can't count how many times I've listened to a...

    I can't count how many times I've listened to a song by Steely Dan saying to myself "who played that great guitar solo"? and then finding out it was Walter Becker. I did it again with Black Friday. ...
  39. It's my first Crimson LP. Plus, there's...

    It's my first Crimson LP. Plus, there's Fracture. I think it's my favorite, too, although the trio are all great!
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    They tried to become Yes after touring with them....

    They tried to become Yes after touring with them. It didn't work. Red Queen is a good 'un, though.
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    My two would be Jadis' "Across the Water" or IQ's...

    My two would be Jadis' "Across the Water" or IQ's "Ever".
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    I've listened to the extended version. I guess I...

    I've listened to the extended version. I guess I feel if you have any of the first 3 records, you don't need this one. It's well performed but nothing new.
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    The Carpenters: Singles 1969-1973. Oh yeah, and...

    The Carpenters: Singles 1969-1973. Oh yeah, and I have to add Carol King's "Tapestry". If you had the latter album in the 70's, girls thought you were sensitive. It was an ice breaker!
  44. At one point, you could stream it for free on...

    At one point, you could stream it for free on Amazon Prime.
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    I loved Picard and thought that Discovery sucked.

    I loved Picard and thought that Discovery sucked.
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    You can now get a 12 year old Fractal Ax FX Ultra...

    You can now get a 12 year old Fractal Ax FX Ultra for $600. Is it worth it to get one of these or has modelling progressed to the point of making this unit obsolete? Apparently, you can download...
  47. As far as latter-day Rush is concerned, I feel...

    As far as latter-day Rush is concerned, I feel that the main attraction (to me!) is the interaction between Peart and Lee in the rhythm section. Really tight. Lifeson's guitar seemed to be less...
  48. It's called "Reflectors of Light". ...

    It's called "Reflectors of Light".

    https://www.bigbigtrain.com/reflectors-of-light-now-available-on-amazon-prime/

    It doesn't appear to be available in the US anymore although it was a few...
  49. I think there's a BBT concert on Prime Video.

    I think there's a BBT concert on Prime Video.
  50. ^^ Yeah. However, I always feel that when I've...

    ^^ Yeah. However, I always feel that when I've bought one of their records, I haven't really bought it until the deluxe, expanded, remastered with additional bonus tracks edition comes out. I like...
  51. I really don't like the fact that when you've...

    I really don't like the fact that when you've bought a Big Big Train record, you haven't heard the last of it! There's always reissues, expanded editions, etc...... I also don't get why remixing is...
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    I just listened to this record a couple of times....

    I just listened to this record a couple of times. I really like it. I don't understand the issues around Geddy's vocals. They sound the same, to me, as all of the 80's stuff. Not a bad record to...
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    Absolutely spot on! Both are great. Now What?!,...

    Absolutely spot on! Both are great. Now What?!, given when it came out late in their career, is astounding.
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    His bass playing in Transatlantic is much more...

    His bass playing in Transatlantic is much more forward and interesting than in Marillion, to my ears. Agree that he's the secret sauce to this group.
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    Anyone's Daughter was like a fly in the soup for...

    Anyone's Daughter was like a fly in the soup for me on Fireball. The rest of the album is great, though. Strange Kind of Woman (on the US version!) is my favorite track on Fireball, although it's...
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    ^^ I agree. It is no Breaking Bad. However, the...

    ^^ I agree. It is no Breaking Bad. However, the premise is the same. The unintended consequences of bad decision making and lies.
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    ^^ Well, it is short. Also, there's not a lot of...

    ^^ Well, it is short. Also, there's not a lot of Ritchie soloing on it. That said, the songs are good and Ian Gillan sounds great. I think I rate it so high since it was the first DP record I ever...
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    I just heard this: Van Halen's Gene...

    I just heard this: Van Halen's Gene Simmons-produced Demos. This is ridiculous. It's a tad rough, but the band and Eddie sounded fantastic. The production, IMHO, is better than their WB albums...
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    ^^ I find Your Honor to be another iteration of...

    ^^ I find Your Honor to be another iteration of the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul ethos: the Law of Unintended Consequences. It's what drives each show's storyline. Bryan Cranston, just like in...
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    Who Do We Think We Are is my #2 favorite Purple...

    Who Do We Think We Are is my #2 favorite Purple album. Of the studio records, I rank 'em Burn, WDWTWA/Machine Head, In Rock, Fireball, Perfect Strangers, Purpendicular, etc......

    I love the tune...
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