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    I just bought CCR Live at Woodstock...

    I just bought CCR Live at Woodstock, released only a few weeks ago. There have been several full albums of complete band performances released within the past month. Another one I bought was...
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    I have a soft spot for "Sky" Guitarist Uli Jon...

    I have a soft spot for "Sky" Guitarist Uli Jon Roth. Would anyone have heard of him, had he not been a member of Scorpions?
  3. ^^ Been there, done that. My hip was replaced...

    ^^ Been there, done that. My hip was replaced over 6 years. The silver lining is that was the catalyst which helped me quit smoking.
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    If you think about it, using a full sized...

    Not surprising. Townshend regularly used a Fender Bandmaster (and a Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody!) in the studio, while Frampton favored an Ampeg combo. Page frequently used a Supro amp.[/QUOTE]
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    ^^ While experimenting in the mid 80s, I tried...

    ^^ While experimenting in the mid 80s, I tried feeding one preamp tube into another, thinking it would produce a raucous overdriven tone. Instead, I built a radio.
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    The Strats he played in those days weren't off...

    Well, I think it was also pure showmanship as well. [/QUOTE]

    The Strats he played in those days weren't off the shelf. The fretboards had to be scalloped by hand, and the pickups rewired to...
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    One need only look at the revolving door Rainbow...

    One need only look at the revolving door Rainbow was to conclude Richie was likely the primary source of conflict in DP.
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    One thing that strikes me is how much older the...

    One thing that strikes me is how much older the 20 somethings in the Woodstock film look than today's 20 something millennials. The people in the film are my parents' age.

    Another thing that...
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    ^^ If you want an entertaining read, try reading...

    ^^ If you want an entertaining read, try reading an internet Mandarin to English translation.
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    Alice/Vincent will NOT do the darker material...

    Alice/Vincent will NOT do the darker material today. He's returned to his preacher's son, Evangelical Christian roots, and no longer believes in his more controversial music.
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    While wearing this t-shirt in the late 80s, a...

    While wearing this t-shirt in the late 80s, a co-worker pointed to it and said "That's my next tattoo!"
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    I was 4, so if I did, I don't remember. Then...

    I was 4, so if I did, I don't remember. Then again it's been said, "if you remember the '60s, you weren't there."
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    He would occasionally break a real Strat for...

    He would occasionally break a real Strat for having the nerve to go out of tune. His anger issues are notorious to this day.
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    He's also able to make geek speak funny and...

    He's also able to make geek speak funny and relatable.
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    For record cleaning of the electronic/digital...

    For record cleaning of the electronic/digital kind, I find Izotope RX7 Elements to be absolutely phenomenal in its effectiveness and sound preservation. Not only that, it does a spectacular job...
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    Kip Winger and Reb Beach of Winger fame got their...

    Alice has always hired top notch musicians. His currently band are outstanding.[/QUOTE]

    Kip Winger and Reb Beach of Winger fame got their start in the Alice Cooper Band. Winger was arguably...
  17. ^^ I'm glad I was able to kick the habit over 6...

    ^^ I'm glad I was able to kick the habit over 6 years ago. Not just for the health benefits, but not having to stand outside in 115 degree heat to have a cigarette. I've also never been stuck in a...
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    Fun fact: both the VST pugin and ASIO sound...

    Fun fact: both the VST pugin and ASIO sound driver standards are Steinberg/Cubase inventions.
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    Open reel never really caught on because it was a...

    Open reel never really caught on because it was a pain to use. One had to manually thread the tape through one's machine, like the AV geeks in school everyone made fun of. Cassettes were preferred...
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    Here in the Phoenix area, it's state law and city...

    Here in the Phoenix area, it's state law and city ordinance that one must be an Alice Cooper fan.
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    I had a similar experience out at sea on an...

    I had a similar experience out at sea on an Aircraft Carrier. The tone arm skating back and forth was something we simply had to get used to.
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    I was speaking more along the lines of the VST...

    I was speaking more along the lines of the VST plugins which intentionally add vinyl noise, as a sound effect.
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    Upsampling isn't necessarily all bad. If, for...

    Upsampling isn't necessarily all bad. If, for example, 24/44.1 multi-tracks are mixed and mastered to 24/88.2, it can still sound great. It'd be like pasting the same collage on 2 different size...
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    Rice Krispies are great for simulating vinyl...

    Rice Krispies are great for simulating vinyl noise.
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    To this day, we still use digital simulations of...

    To this day, we still use digital simulations of the Mellotron, which itself was doing analog simulations of real instruments.
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    Back in the day, cassettes were priced right in...

    Back in the day, cassettes were priced right in between vinyl and CDs. Cassettes were more expensive to produce than vinyl because they had to be duplicated, whereas records are simply stamped out. ...
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    This would be to most evolved music..... ...

    This would be to most evolved music.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zaHA1llnVU
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    In terms of pure libretto, number 1 in my book is...

    In terms of pure libretto, number 1 in my book is Neil Peart.
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    ^^ Ronnie James Dio was one vocalist whose style...

    ^^ Ronnie James Dio was one vocalist whose style demanded a particular writing style. Rainbow and Sabbath/Heaven and Hell while he was a member, the 2 songs he sang on Kerry Livgren's first solo...
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    For whomever is interested, and/or doesn't...

    For whomever is interested, and/or doesn't already know: For the past 3 weeks, HDTracks has been releasing full albums with complete band performances from the original. Not just the snippets on...
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    It's the same with analog synths. One would...

    It's the same with analog synths. One would think they should all sound the same, but they all have a unique tone and timbre all their own.

    A while ago, a friend of mine bought some mod kits for...
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    If you like or don't mind Hi-Res downloads, the...

    If you like or don't mind Hi-Res downloads, the Rhino version on HDTracks has the full intro.
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    In response to people complaining about the...

    In response to people complaining about the Foreigner parallels, Richie said if you don't like it, tough!



    If you're referring to the Tokyo performance just before Purple reuinted, the stuff...
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    Many professional studios do in fact still have...

    Many professional studios do in fact still have banks of analog compressors.
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    To answer your question, after having to run out...

    To answer your question, after having to run out the door to catch the bus yesterday: The recording I own is Shostakovich's first 3 symphonies by Mark Wigglesworth and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic...
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    By today's standards, yes. But in the early 80s,...

    By today's standards, yes. But in the early 80s, I and many others found it way cool.
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    Per track compression continues to be used to...

    Per track compression continues to be used to this day for *ALL* recordings. Not to compensate for any medium's shortcomings, but to combat one of a sound engineer's worst enemies: excessive dynamic...
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    What determined whether I bought JLT era Rainbow...

    What determined whether I bought JLT era Rainbow albums in the 80s was whether it had instrumental tracks. I bought Difficult to Cure for the title track and Vielleicht Das Nächste Mal. I bought...
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    Stamina?!? I'd finish by the end of the Overture.

    Stamina Jed in the house![/QUOTE]

    Stamina?!? I'd finish by the end of the Overture.
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    His first Strat was given to him by Clapton. ...

    His first Strat was given to him by Clapton. Eric didn't miss it because it had inch high action, probably mostly why Richie had trouble playing it.



    My favorite Live in London moment was...
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    That would be true of any type of non-audio...

    That would be true of any type of non-audio circuitry as well.
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    His 3rd. The first couple of minutes is basses...

    His 3rd. The first couple of minutes is basses and cellos playing so quietly, they'd be inaudible on a sound system plagued with 60 cycle hum.
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    I keep my CD recorder in the fireplace, for...

    I keep my CD recorder in the fireplace, for burning CDs.
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    Ultrasonic tape biasing plays a major role in...

    Ultrasonic tape biasing plays a major role in making magnetic tape recording possible.
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    Actually, the opposite is true. Music on digital...

    Actually, the opposite is true. Music on digital media more often than not is brickwalled to death. If vinyl records were brickwalled, they'd be unplayable. It would be like running one's stylus...
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    Either that, or they're no longer on drugs, and...

    Either that, or they're no longer on drugs, and can see what's going on behind the scenes.
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    The Rush song which touches me most deeply on a...

    The Rush song which touches me most deeply on a personal level is I Think I'm Going Bald.
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    What I picked up was the 3 disc vinyl set,...

    What I picked up was the 3 disc vinyl set, released in 2016.
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    A couple of weeks ago, I picked up DP Live in...

    A couple of weeks ago, I picked up DP Live in Long Beach 1976, which was release 3 years ago. It must have been a day when Tommy and Glenn were having a good day. The performances are absolutely...
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    If I'm not mistaken, Richie only used the Strat...

    You rang, Mr Adams?

    I believe so, yes. Ritchie's main guitar during the MK-I era was an ES-335. I believe he started playing a Strat around the time of the Concerto For Group And Orchestra and/or...
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    If one listens to classical records made in the...

    If one listens to classical records made in the mid 1950s, when the RIAA curve maxed out at 15KHz, they sound quite muddy.
  52. And there's the 3 Jon (Anderson) and Vangelis...

    And there's the 3 Jon (Anderson) and Vangelis albums.
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    I forgot to add myself to the s/t list. The song...

    I forgot to add myself to the s/t list. The song April is perhaps the proggiest thing DP has ever done.
  54. Actually, more like this...it won't bite you...

    Actually, more like this...it won't bite you back:

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  55. But for any middle aged man not yet experiencing...

    But for any middle aged man not yet experiencing symptoms like difficulty urinating, or weak stream when they do, it's never too late to start. Or even when symptoms are mild, before they progress.
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    It's not all that different with male singers. ...

    It's not all that different with male singers. In the 80s, every guy sang with that kind of nasally upper mid range tone, that's hard to describe. During the grunge era, every guy started sounding...
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    My introduction to Rutger was The Hitcher, which...

    My introduction to Rutger was The Hitcher, which I saw before Blade Runner. My favorite would have to be Blind Fury, one of the few movies in which he was the hero, and not the villain.
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    That would be true of just about any straight to...

    That would be true of just about any straight to syndication TV series ever made. They simply didn't have the same kind of budget the network shows had and do. Not even the budget Netflix, Hulu,...
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    +2 for Fireball. When arguing with someone about...

    +2 for Fireball. When arguing with someone about just how underrated a bassist Roger is, I play then No No No and win the argument.

    I too love In Rock, but would caution anyone here in the US to...
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    My introduction to Kit and Happy the Man was...

    My introduction to Kit and Happy the Man was hearing Kit on my cable system's New Age music channel. That would've been around the time HTM's The Muse Awakens was released in '04.
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