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    Nice song... sort of Sting-y in some ways IMO....

    Nice song... sort of Sting-y in some ways IMO. But props for coming up with a reasonably fresh way to build a pop song around a 5/4 riff.
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    There's a recent Steve Howe interview where he...

    There's a recent Steve Howe interview where he accepts a lot of the blame for forcing Trevor Horn to sing the old Yes classics in their original key for the Drama tour. But he also says he's a purist...
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    Yes, this is all part of SW's cunning plan:...

    Yes, this is all part of SW's cunning plan: produce music so unremarkable that he tricks himself into wanting to make prog music again. ;)
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    I was about to write a dire warning for what lies...

    I was about to write a dire warning for what lies ahead, and then I remembered that I'm a Yes fan. :D
  5. GEP = Generating Extra People

    GEP = Generating Extra People
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    I know this is a Yes thread, but all this talk...

    I know this is a Yes thread, but all this talk about the transitional Renaissance lineup had me searching again for the German TV program made during that period. The whole thing has been posted in...
  7. Peter Nichols has definitely matured into a...

    Peter Nichols has definitely matured into a better singer. That started a while back, but I can still vividly remember his off-pitch croaking in the early 90s. It was probably due to the long...
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    Sticky: I'd rate this a B- album. It has elements of what...

    I'd rate this a B- album. It has elements of what people like about Caravan, but none of it at the same level of earlier records. Most of the jazziness is gone, replaced by generic mid-70s pop rock....
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    What I've heard so far makes me think of it as...

    What I've heard so far makes me think of it as the intersection between A Scarcity of Miracles and newer King Crimson (although I guess to some that will be seen as a redundancy.) Thoughts?
  10. Wasn't there viola on early Curved Air albums? ...

    Wasn't there viola on early Curved Air albums?

    And I guess you could argue for psych-era Beatles with all those George Martin chamber quartet arrangements.
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    Sticky: Sorry if this is veering back toward a political...

    Sorry if this is veering back toward a political discussion, but the NYT had a good opinion piece the other day from someone saying that conservatives like to argue that they don't like being told to...
  12. That's not how Keith Emerson saw it... :roll

    That's not how Keith Emerson saw it... :roll
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    Sticky: Yeah, what could possibly have gone wrong when...

    Yeah, what could possibly have gone wrong when thousands of smelly bikers converged in cramped bars in a small town in South Dakota?
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    RIP ...

    RIP


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF15uJQmvKY
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    Hey Dan. It's always great to have the person who...

    Hey Dan. It's always great to have the person who created the music around to discuss it with us! And thanks for the info on what's happening behind the scenes. As your son gets older surely he'll...
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    It's a bit confusing, but on Instagram SW was...

    It's a bit confusing, but on Instagram SW was seen holding the vinyl release of Pure Narcotic. This is apparently a 2012 studio recreation of PT's 5-song "unplugged" set that preceded their 2010 RAH...
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    The sonic range of his albums is pretty uniformly...

    The sonic range of his albums is pretty uniformly flat, which I always felt was a deliberate choice. To me it pushes the albums into a sort of weird American-Canterbury space.
  18. I've never seen a complete show, and while it...

    I've never seen a complete show, and while it must have been stunning I couldn't help thinking more than a few people must have walked out thinking that, other than a few Gilmour highlights, Waters...
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    Mark really is a fine songwriter.

    Mark really is a fine songwriter.
  20. By the way, speaking of The Wall, I just...

    By the way, speaking of The Wall, I just discovered this on YT: a complete filmed show from Earl's Court 1980. I knew there were bits of the show that deviated from the album but not to this extent....
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    Well Jon finally snapped.

    Well Jon finally snapped.
  22. So has anyone made a "punk opera"? ;)

    So has anyone made a "punk opera"? ;)
  23. Has Waters ever tried porting The Wall to...

    Has Waters ever tried porting The Wall to Broadway? Seems like if they could do it for Tommy why not (other than it might not have the same broad appeal.)
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    There's a clip of Keith Emerson visiting...

    There's a clip of Keith Emerson visiting Letterman's show around this same time and they tear through the Nice's version of "America". Fig had clearly been listening to EVH cuz his solo break...
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    I was talking to the missus last night about my...

    I was talking to the missus last night about my VH experience and said, "I wasn't ever a big fan, but I almost bought those first two albums," to which she responded, "You should." (when we first met...
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    Hmm. As an exercise in "Oh, it's the anniversary...

    Hmm. As an exercise in "Oh, it's the anniversary of such-and-such. Better rehash and trot out the usual cliches," the article actually included a few tidbits I hadn't seen before. You can sort of...
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    Agreed, but would Simon give up his own fusion...

    Agreed, but would Simon give up his own fusion combo (Protocol) for Brand X? I guess he could always do both.
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    Triumph were hands down the best band at Day on...

    Triumph were hands down the best band at Day on the Green 1983, but for the US Festival U2 won the gold. ;)



    That must have been a canned response, because my recollection from the US Festival...
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    Yikes, there's video of that? I was at that...

    Yikes, there's video of that? I was at that festival. I left VH's show when DLR tried to score girls in the audience who were there with their boyfriends. U2 were the superior band from that festival.
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    Is this going to be basically Stars Die on...

    Is this going to be basically Stars Die on steroids?

    It's interesting to me how in all of the promotional text, SW is quoted talking about Porcupine Tree in the present tense. As in "the band is...
  31. I remember at the time everyone was going on and...

    I remember at the time everyone was going on and on about how "Clapton's on Pros and Cons", and yet every time I heard a track off that album I was like "OK, where?"
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    Ironically, Steve Howe has mentioned Roy Smeck as...

    Ironically, Steve Howe has mentioned Roy Smeck as an influence, and yet he never explored two handed tapping.
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    The NYT has a new obit from Jon Pareles that...

    The NYT has a new obit from Jon Pareles that includes this nugget:
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    I can vividly remember being a 14 year old SoCal...

    I can vividly remember being a 14 year old SoCal kid, riding my bike to pick up papers to do my paper route in 1978 when someone started blasting "Eruption"/"You Really Got Me" from their car parked...
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    Considering how old this thread is, you could...

    Considering how old this thread is, you could call it the Battle of Evermore. ;)
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    Like you I was relatively late to the fusion side...

    Like you I was relatively late to the fusion side of things, but had been exposed to it during the 70s by mainstream stuff like Jeff Beck and Santana. In terms of prog, fusion-y stuff has turned up...
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    Just listened. The only thing I think you missed,...

    Just listened. The only thing I think you missed, Sean, was at the end where Geoff says the foundation of any good Yes recording is putting together a solid bass and drums track (which I agree with.)...
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    Even just based on the 2 songs previewed, SW has...

    Even just based on the 2 songs previewed, SW has to be realizing that he's going to lose a sizable chunk of his audience. Hope he can make up the difference with folks who really like "grimy low...
  39. Now hold on, Henry. Didn't Jonathan Elias...

    Now hold on, Henry. Didn't Jonathan Elias single-handed create that album out of the shambles of the ABWH and YesWest recordings, undertaking a labor of Herculean proportions, overcoming mountainous...
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    Billy B is selling his drums

    Interview at Graham Russell Drums. You can buy his entire percussion rack. Or the 90s yellow kit.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha0OimHJv70
  41. Interestingly Judy's voice has a bit of a Sonja...

    Interestingly Judy's voice has a bit of a Sonja Kristina thing to my ears. Which makes this music somewhat Curved Air-ish IMO.
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    H/T to Rojon in the Jon Anderson thread: ...

    H/T to Rojon in the Jon Anderson thread:

    https://www.loudersound.com/features/steven-wilsons-guide-to-10-amazing-concept-albums-you-might-have-missed

    At first I got excited that SW hadn't...
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    Published in 2017. Written in 2008.

    Published in 2017. Written in 2008.
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    It is, but I'd love for FK to spend more time in...

    It is, but I'd love for FK to spend more time in minor keys for a change.
  45. I think in Waters' eyes, unless you were...

    I think in Waters' eyes, unless you were contributing significantly as a songwriter, you weren't pulling your weight. Nick didn't count because, well -- he was a drummer. ;)
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    Yeah, I've also noticed that whatever he's been...

    Yeah, I've also noticed that whatever he's been remixing recently tends to have an impact on his solo work. That's why my interest was piqued when just after he'd completed some of the Tangerine...
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    Agreed. And I've looked at the comments on...

    Agreed. And I've looked at the comments on Instagram, YT, etc. and they mostly seemed to trend negative. Lots of "I love the guy and his work in the past but I'm just not digging this."

    But who...
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    You probably know better than me. :lol But the...

    You probably know better than me. :lol But the point is whatever pop music he's sponging -- maybe he's been hearing it around the house.
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    Although I wonder if the new Mrs. Wilson does....

    Although I wonder if the new Mrs. Wilson does. And maybe it's rubbing off on him. SW is one of the spongiest musicians I've ever seen.

    I guess we're going to have to wait for the inevitable flood...
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    Someone in the YT comments captures my feeling: ...

    Someone in the YT comments captures my feeling:

    I'm still trying to figure out what he's going for with TFB. The closest I can come is Prince meets Pet Shop Boys.
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    You UK chaps were lucky to see that tour...

    You UK chaps were lucky to see that tour (although it sounds like there was crap promotion.) We US west-coasters had to wait til the Animation tour before seeing post-Yes Jon.

    But the first time I...
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    I have this feeling that any time he sees Patrick...

    I have this feeling that any time he sees Patrick Jon gets this panic attack that the guy is going to start yelling "Where the hell are my Relayer royalties?!!" :lol
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    Side 1 of SoS is spotty, but side 2 is sublime....

    Side 1 of SoS is spotty, but side 2 is sublime. But yeah... not enough here to entice me to upgrade.
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    Bill Bruford said... ...

    Bill Bruford said...


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

    But seriously folks. How does a Yes without any of the original members continue that legacy? By creating new music that...
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    Especially if Brian Lane is involved.

    Especially if Brian Lane is involved.
  56. So what you're saying is Kevin would not have...

    So what you're saying is Kevin would not have wanted SB because it wouldn't have provided the platform to further his career?
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    Sticky: I bought a wah wah pedal. Does that count? ;)

    I bought a wah wah pedal. Does that count? ;)
  58. Yeah, based on Sean's interview I came away with...

    Yeah, based on Sean's interview I came away with the understanding that Kevin was a) VERY success driven (he seemed to have a major chip on his shoulder following the TMC episode), and b) not really...
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    Who is the very Gabriel-sounding singer? Is that...

    Who is the very Gabriel-sounding singer? Is that the guy who was part of the Security Project until recently?
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    I don't see how he and Roine Stolt couldn't...

    I don't see how he and Roine Stolt couldn't create something like Transatlantic in a heartbeat. But over the years Jon has had so many opportunities to build a new group around him (remember the kick...
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