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    Wow...I didn't realize she was Bill Reflin's...

    Wow...I didn't realize she was Bill Reflin's wife.

    I'm glad that he had the chance to spend time with her rather than tour Europe with the boys.
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    "Trying to Kiss the Sun" was an album that I...

    "Trying to Kiss the Sun" was an album that I loved at the time and still enjoy. It isn't that complex but it has more hooks than a tackle box. To compare it to its contemporaries I reach for that...
  3. The quiet stuff by Happy the Man--especially the...

    The quiet stuff by Happy the Man--especially the Kit Watkins compositions on the two original albums and some of the stuff from the Muse Awakens.
  4. Lamb Lies Down on Broadway remix, and also: Bootlegs

    Hello!

    Basically the only Genesis album I still reach for consistently is the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Why? It seems a bit tougher than the stuff before or after, while retaining the richness...
  5. Great jazzy acoustic to start things off from...

    Great jazzy acoustic to start things off from this minor track from echolyn's acoustic ep from between Suffocating the Bloom and As the World. Great trumpet solo too. (At least I think its a...
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    13190 Oh my goodness the image is tiny. ...

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    Oh my goodness the image is tiny.

    But if you click on it, you will see the stages of loving Earthbound.
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    Ladies of the Road appeared on nearly every King...

    Ladies of the Road appeared on nearly every King Crimson compilation.

    -Young Person's Guide (mid 70s)
    -Frame by Frame Box, and the abridgment of it, Sleepless (early 90s)
    -Live versions of it...
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    Ladies of the Road sounds so cartoonish and over...

    Ladies of the Road sounds so cartoonish and over the top that it almost seems to be satirizing, rather than celebrating groupie culture. Well, the lyrics, sax, and the guitar seems to be satirizing...
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    Haha Pretty awesome hidden track, even if the...

    Haha

    Pretty awesome hidden track, even if the "Lights Please" jams on Heavy Construkction have itbeat, for reasons of brevity.
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    One thing I find interesting and have never heard...

    One thing I find interesting and have never heard anyone else say: The Projekcts are the only King Crimson (if you consider it Crimso) where Fripp is THE featured guitar soloist between '74 and '14. ...
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    Bringing a dead thread back to life for the sole...

    Bringing a dead thread back to life for the sole and express purpose of saying:

    1. I got a mint copy of the Projekcts set for 40 bucks and feel damn proud about it.

    2. These four discs are...
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    I didn't get the box set and am waiting for the...

    I didn't get the box set and am waiting for the Reconstrukction, but your little review makes me excited. I'm in love with the title track of this and am eager to hear the new version if you suspect...
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    Some of those bonus tracks were excellent. ...

    Some of those bonus tracks were excellent.

    There was that one from If I Could Do it All Over Again with the great riff in the middle and the organ solo--was it "Day in the Life of Maurice Howlett"...
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    Someone else smart: This swift business I must...

    Someone else smart:

    This swift business I must uneasy make, lest too light winning make the prize light.
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    Is that Dixie Dregs in the DJ intro? This...

    Is that Dixie Dregs in the DJ intro?

    This Wembley show is pretty good.

    I know this has probably been said in many ways on this thread, but if Yes could get it together to come up with well done...
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    I don't see it as desperation. Bondegezou's...

    I don't see it as desperation.

    Bondegezou's point seems well conceived, and I think Crimson has less to lose than some large acts by allowing Spotify to use their stuff, but I think they might...
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    Pitchfork shows Crimson some love

    Sam Sodomsky writes a guide on what to start with now that King Crimson is on Spotify.

    https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/where-to-start-with-king-crimson-progs-most-inventive-band/

    The article is...
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    I'd be interested in hearing some other stuff...

    I'd be interested in hearing some other stuff from the late 1971 American tour (the tour that began with the Detroit show). Not interested enough to buy a mega box set, but interested.

    The...
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    Welcome back to the thread! I don't blame you...

    Welcome back to the thread! I don't blame you for not wanting to be tempted by the mega box sets. I can't justify the expense myself, though I do cherish a copy of Road to Red that I saved my...
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    Regular jokes have familiar setups and unique...

    Regular jokes have familiar setups and unique punchlines.

    Video memes have unique setups and identical punchlines.
  21. Great job as always: Interesting stuff about a...

    Great job as always: Interesting stuff about a period of time that I never knew much about.

    I don't get the mega box sets (schoolteacher salary, student loans, etc). I saved for a while to get...
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    I think Fripp references this definition of "King...

    I think Fripp references this definition of "King Crimson" in the very fun liner notes to "Vrooom Vrooom".
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    The stuff from that Rome show on Heavy...

    The stuff from that Rome show on Heavy Construkction is great. I really love the stuff I've heard from that 2000 tour. I'd be down to hear another full show from that should they do an individual...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMvhFym0-U ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMvhFym0-U

    This is one of the best vocal performances I've ever heard.

    He turns what would otherwise be a rather normal power pop song into something thrilling...
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    What songs have the 2014-present lineups played...

    What songs have the 2014-present lineups played that haven't been released on CD yet?

    Coda: Marine 475
    Exiles
    Cadence and Cascade
    Larks IV

    According to the stats from setlist.fm, some of...
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    King Crimson--Live in Rome?

    DGM has preorders up for the latest tour box. It has some interesting stuff: a non-Chicago track from the 2008 tour along with two of what I found to be the most enjoyable KC50 tracks (the Cadence...
  27. Thread: echolyn

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    He's one of my favorites too. Whether he is...

    He's one of my favorites too.

    Whether he is harmonizing on "A Habit Worth Forming" or shredding his cords on the "Pride" section of Mei, I love his vocals. I even love the naive stuff off the...
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    Truuuuuuue.

    Truuuuuuue.
  29. Thread: echolyn

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aloxjFeZRV4 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aloxjFeZRV4

    Here's an End is Beautiful era rendition of "Entry 11.19.93". Such an evocative song in a much earthier arrangement.

    What a great live band. Too...
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    I take it this means no Theo Travis on fairy...

    I take it this means no Theo Travis on fairy dusting?

    Live in Vienna was awesome. This will be too.
  31. whoa, is this the earliest recorded version of...

    whoa, is this the earliest recorded version of LTIA1 with the coda?
  32. My copy came in today. I am just finishing the...

    My copy came in today. I am just finishing the loud part of Larks pt 1 and the sound is a lot like the Guilford show by the same lineup. The guitars are crisper and cleaner here, while the drumming...
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    Yes! I first heard the version on Live at...

    Yes!

    I first heard the version on Live at Fairfield Hall and still prefer it. I think Mark Wedgewood's background vox make the difference for me. John G Perry is a great bass player, but his...
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    Ashes of American Flags/Heavy Metal Drummer by...

    Ashes of American Flags/Heavy Metal Drummer by Wilco
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dCjHcfDpo ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dCjHcfDpo

    You'll want the "Nuggets" box set and the "Trash Box" if this stuff scratches an itch for you. I liked this stuff better when I was a drunk 24 year...
  36. Thread: echolyn

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    Mei and the windows record are two of the albums...

    Mei and the windows record are two of the albums I own that I love the most. More music please. I didn't realize Tom joining Advent was a mutually-exclusive thing with Echolyn. It must be a tough...
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    I'm not really offended, but I was born in '86...

    I'm not really offended, but I was born in '86 and most of my contemporaries own at least one thing.
  38. Don't worry. And besides, we are all...

    Don't worry.

    And besides, we are all probably happy to hear that its a soundboard tape and not an audience recording.
  39. I'm excited to spin this. The world needs more...

    I'm excited to spin this. The world needs more Muir.
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    The end of Lady of the Dancing Water is...

    The end of Lady of the Dancing Water is definitely cut off in Detroit. I think the Marquee show might be the one where Boz has a cold and is pretty low energy. I don't mind low energy Boz, though. ...
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    I enjoy Summit Studios quite a bit, but I prefer...

    I enjoy Summit Studios quite a bit, but I prefer Live in Detroit, and even Jacksonville (despite the Earthbound-esque sound quality). No one talks about Live at the Marquee by this lineup very much,...
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    Those are some wild solos! Thanks for sharing,...

    Those are some wild solos! Thanks for sharing, Steve.
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    I like it. Its amazing how a different drum...

    I like it. Its amazing how a different drum track can turn the sound from "Discipline-era but slower and heavier" to someplace within shouting distance of "Larks-era but with artsy nu-metal...
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    My thoughts exactly. It'll be nice to hear what...

    My thoughts exactly. It'll be nice to hear what Pat sounds like along for the first time in a while! (In Crimson at least.) I like many of Gavin Harrison's drum arrangements--especially on the '08...
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    I don't know if it is still in print, but I...

    I don't know if it is still in print, but I preferred the live versions of the Fugazi era songs that were on Real to Real and Brief Encounter. (They were released on a double disc in the early 00's,...
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    I think Bill Rieflin has been confined to keys...

    I think Bill Rieflin has been confined to keys since he came back in 2017 and the band became an 8 piece. Has Theo played keys for anyone before? Two saxes would sound pretty monumental in at least...
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    I have certainly missed you around here, John!

    Your reviews are wonderful and I'm always glad to read your thoughts, even if I don't know the artist.
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    It looks like there will be 2 discs of live stuff...

    It looks like there will be 2 discs of live stuff from 2008.

    I know I won't be making room in the budget for this box and hope there will be some 2008 stuff coming out separately.

    I have come...
  49. Great post. I encountered his post about Bill...

    Great post. I encountered his post about Bill Bruford in '75 and '76 and it answered a lot of questions I'd wondered about!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0EfUxBlwrE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0EfUxBlwrE
  51. Huh, right as always Calyx. I forgot this...

    Huh, right as always Calyx. I forgot this excerpt was on their live record.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLZDnQvzZPg
  52. I don't mind the lyrics and vocals. The part...

    I don't mind the lyrics and vocals.

    The part of the album I like best is the tag at the end of The Pilgrims Inn that starts at the 7 minute mark. If I remember correctly, its basically a brief...
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    Iron and Wine gave a good show when I saw them...

    Iron and Wine gave a good show when I saw them like ten years ago. Blitzen Trapper opened. It was a pleasantly un-loud show.
  54. I like the melancholy pop tracks off of this best...

    I like the melancholy pop tracks off of this best of all, possibly from getting into this album mainly in the five year period of time in my life in which I was mired in terrible decision making and...
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    I was about 12 years old in the late 90s when I...

    I was about 12 years old in the late 90s when I was given a cd player by my Dad, along with two cds: Steely Dan "Gold" and an obscure and idiosyncratic ELO compilation called "Burning Bright".

    I...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNJHG3wVekQ

    Requiescat In Pace
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    What will be the hardest year to fill up a show...

    What will be the hardest year to fill up a show with good music of this genre? Sometime in the late 80s?
  58. Two very unimportant things I noticed when...

    Two very unimportant things I noticed when reading your article while listening to Holdsworth:

    1. That weird indescribable thing he does is a guitar being played to sound like Coltrane on sax.
    ...
  59. Thread: Nonesuch

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    Yes! I forgot that was on Nonesuch. Great...

    Yes! I forgot that was on Nonesuch. Great album. I play it as much as much as the Smile Sessions.
  60. Thread: Nonesuch

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    I am a latecomer buch I dig Pat Metheny's The Way...

    I am a latecomer buch I dig Pat Metheny's The Way Up, Steve Reich's stuff for the label (especially the mid 90s version of Music for 18 Musicians) and Wilco's stuff (especially Kicking Television,...
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