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    So why the defensive tone? I am being rhetorical,...

    So why the defensive tone? I am being rhetorical, you do not need to bother to reply.
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    If you are referring to the electoral college,...

    If you are referring to the electoral college, doesn't your second paragraph contradict the first? It was established by Hamilton in the constitution, and is still a form of democratic election that...
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    There were complaints, hence the Magna Carta in...

    There were complaints, hence the Magna Carta in 1215. It is a key date in our history and that of democracy (whilst acknowledging there are different types and few of them work!).
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    Quite often, those who sneer at others are really...

    Quite often, those who sneer at others are really airing their own insecurities and inadequecies. For those of us in England, unless there is a revolution or another war, we have to make the best of...
  5. Thread: Steve Hillage

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    Steve Hillage was really good live, from around...

    Steve Hillage was really good live, from around the time of Fish Rising to the Green album or so. He used a quadraphonic PA system for a while, and I was told off by one of the roadies for...
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    I do not know the identity of the author of this...

    I do not know the identity of the author of this article, but he seems to have many of the facts in his head, even if they are slightly confusing when written. This link starts in about the middle of...
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    An article on Cedric Sharpley:...

    An article on Cedric Sharpley: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/cedric-sharpley-drummer-who-played-with-tubeway-army-7583999.html
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    Druid were a good live band.

    Druid were a good live band.
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    I understand them not being everyone's cup of...

    I understand them not being everyone's cup of tea. Like so many, they were really a live band more than a records band (although they had hits) imo.

    British Lions, featuring ex-Mott members, are...
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    Brain Capers, the album before All the Young...

    Brain Capers, the album before All the Young Dudes, was one of the first albums I ever bought. I still listen to the album, but now on CD. They were a really good live band when they shortened their...
  11. I was not aware of this, but it looks interesting.

    I was not aware of this, but it looks interesting.
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    Would it be too simple to sell each format...

    Would it be too simple to sell each format separately?
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    Not at all progressive, but a great song anyway,...

    Not at all progressive, but a great song anyway, is Winner Takes It All by Abba:


    The Winner Takes It All
    (Benny Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus)


    I don't wanna talk
    About things we've gone...
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    I read or heard somewhere that the record company...

    I read or heard somewhere that the record company tried to persuade the Rabin-era Yes to record longer tracks, as they had in the early seventies. Hence the Talk album, although it neither matches...
  15. Wardance by Wigwam from Nuclear Nightclub, has a...

    Wardance by Wigwam from Nuclear Nightclub, has a swirling and atmospheric intro, although the whole track is fantastic.
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    Her hair is tied back, so she is not being...

    Her hair is tied back, so she is not being frivolous.
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    I remember Saga's performance at Reading in, I...

    I remember Saga's performance at Reading in, I think, 1981 being broadcast on Tommy Vance's rock show. It was fantastic and I had never heard anything quite like them. I grew up with the seventies...
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    I think Robert Fripp said something like, 'If we...

    I think Robert Fripp said something like, 'If we [Crimson] were pretentious, what were we pretending to be?'
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    https://youtu.be/NyoTvgPn0rU Not strictly...

    https://youtu.be/NyoTvgPn0rU

    Not strictly seasonal, but associated with Christmas, is Frankie Goes to Hollywood's The Power of Love, produced by Trevor Horn.
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    I sometimes wonder what will happen when the...

    I sometimes wonder what will happen when the seventies rock musicians are gone and my generation are dead. According to statistics, as a UK male, I have only 19.1 years remaining. I hope that...
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    Most genres seem to have their heyday, fall and...

    Most genres seem to have their heyday, fall and then plateau. Even skiffle still exists. The exceptions could be classical, in the broad sense, which seems to have run evenly, and rap, which, much to...
  22. Apparently a Dutch site called Mania has this set...

    Apparently a Dutch site called Mania has this set for 55 euros which is less than £50 (plus postage).
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    I always liked Benoit David's voice and I am not...

    I always liked Benoit David's voice and I am not a fan of many modern progressive rock singers. I do not fully understand why Yes did not persist with him; if his voice was not robust enough for...
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    Both Lennon and McCartney have claimed that...

    Both Lennon and McCartney have claimed that Presley was their biggest influence. They had a wide taste too. As a Beatles fan who does not like Presley, I would prefer it to be otherwise. It surprises...
  25. It is probably not Benoit David's fault that Fly...

    It is probably not Benoit David's fault that Fly From Here is not very good. I never saw Yes with him, but I have heard some boots and, without the description, would not have known the voice was not...
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    You do not need to apologise. I take your point...

    You do not need to apologise. I take your point about the fast food places and TV, but we are free not to use them. However, according to Bill Bryson's book on the 'common language' it has been...
  27. I would be interested to hear the BBC sessions...

    I would be interested to hear the BBC sessions and In Concert material. There must be a fair bit of BBC material from the seventies and I would like to see it released together. As much as I like the...
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    The French also inflicted Claude François upon...

    The French also inflicted Claude François upon us. In fairness to him, this must be the worst thing he ever did, but it is progressive (and seasonal). He started to make inroads in the UK, in the...
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    https://youtu.be/Fola80rQop4

    https://youtu.be/Fola80rQop4
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    It is a shame he lived to see old age, something...

    It is a shame he lived to see old age, something he denied his victims.
  31. Thread: The Police

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    U2 are not British.

    U2 are not British.
  32. - Seamus on Meddle by Pink Floyd. - I'm Running...

    - Seamus on Meddle by Pink Floyd.
    - I'm Running by Yes from Big Generator.
    - The Law Maker by Black Sabbath on Tyr.
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    Split by Tony TS McPhee & the Groundhogs and...

    Split by Tony TS McPhee & the Groundhogs and Bridge of Sighs by Robin Trower & Jim Dewar. I chose these two albums because they are the best known and most accessible, there are others that are...
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    PA have a thread, started in 2011: ...

    PA have a thread, started in 2011:

    http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=82894
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    Some genres are missing.

    Some genres are missing.
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    I didn't recognise the tune.

    I didn't recognise the tune.
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    Between The Saint and The Persuaders, Roger Moore...

    Between The Saint and The Persuaders, Roger Moore made a film with Basil Dearden called The Man Who Haunted Himself. It is rather unsettling and very underrated. Gold, a pretty good Bond-like...
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    The BBC used to broadcast radio plays recorded in...

    The BBC used to broadcast radio plays recorded in binaural. They often incorporated sound effects to show off the system. I thought they were very effective, with headphones or speakers, but I do not...
  39. Most newspapers and the bbc are saying it was...

    Most newspapers and the bbc are saying it was suicide by hanging, but the Independent cite their source and declare: Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said in a statement on Thursday afternoon,...
  40. I first heard Chris Cornell's voice on the Jesus...

    I first heard Chris Cornell's voice on the Jesus Christ Pose single, on which he gave 110 percent and then some. My favourite tracks are probably Hunger Strike and Reach Down from the overlooked...
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    Jack Bruce's biography, Composing Himself, gives...

    Jack Bruce's biography, Composing Himself, gives a good account of the growth of British blues and the 3-way split into rock (Cream), commercial (Rolling Stones) and I've forgotten Shapiro's third...
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    I distinctly remember their first performance of...

    I distinctly remember their first performance of Seven Seas of Rhye at the end of Top of the Pops. I recorded it on cassette and kept playing it over and over, trying to take in what I had just seen....
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    ^ My favourite Groundhogs live recording is the...

    ^ My favourite Groundhogs live recording is the BBC Radio One In Concert recorded around the time of Solid/Two Sides of TS McPhee. It was released on the BBC's Windsong label.
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    Clive Brooks and Pete Cruickshank formed one of...

    Clive Brooks and Pete Cruickshank formed one of the tightest rhythm sections in hard rock as part of The Groundhogs (with Tony McPhee). They recorded two fantastic progressive blues-rock albums in...
  45. Apparently Supper's Ready is number one on the...

    Apparently Supper's Ready is number one on the list, with Close to the Edge at number two. There are no ELP tracks included in the top ten. Number 100 is Inca Roads by Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of...
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    - Three Roses by America - Scullery by Clifford...

    - Three Roses by America
    - Scullery by Clifford T. Ward
    - Moon River by Andy Williams
    - I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake
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    I come back because every now and again I...

    I come back because every now and again I discover something interesting. The last thing was the Band Geeks covering Yes post. I do not know who they are, nor do I understand their raison d'etre, but...
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    I am very sentimental, so I have quite a few: ...

    I am very sentimental, so I have quite a few:

    - Let it Be by The Beatles (the Phil Spector version with strings)
    - Some Enchanted Evening, from South Pacific, by Giorgio Tozzi
    - Pearl Fishers...
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    They were a great live band, around the time of...

    They were a great live band, around the time of The Snow Goose, and really put on a show even in the smaller clubs. Moonmadness has some of the best instrumental passages you will ever hear. After...
  50. Like one of the YT posters, I am curious as to...

    Like one of the YT posters, I am curious as to how they got permission to use the church for a rock show.
  51. The compilation is not fair as the solo is...

    The compilation is not fair as the solo is Rick's, although they all sound good to me. I liked the fact that Geoff played his own solo, rather than a copy, and I am sure Rick approves (I do not know...
  52. Firefox told me to change my password for this...

    Firefox told me to change my password for this site. How did they know? Anyway, I did change my password.
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    I am really sorry to hear Sib has passed. The...

    I am really sorry to hear Sib has passed. The first Boston album is close to perfect and the second is not far behind (rushed and too short or not). Although Boston have been continuously disclaimed...
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    I love the Monkey Island album, released under...

    I love the Monkey Island album, released under the name Geils (although the band remained the same). The title track is fantastic but there are other gems on the album - the punchy Surrender with...
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    You learn something every day.

    You learn something every day.
  56. I think the difference is that we got Earth the...

    I think the difference is that we got Earth the Circle Part 2. It is a good track, but Joybringer is essential imo. Would I be right in thinking Joybringer was not released as a single in the US?
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    On the subject of Topographic Oceans and its...

    On the subject of Topographic Oceans and its meanings, what is a skyline teacher?
  58. Manfred Mann's Earth Band did not include...

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band did not include Joybringer on the Solar Fire album, although Father of Day was present. When it was included on the remastered version, it was where it belonged all the time...
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    Brain Salad Surgery by ELP Pete Townshend's All...

    Brain Salad Surgery by ELP
    Pete Townshend's All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
    Paul McCartney's Kisses On the Bottom
    The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get by Joe Walsh
    Pink Floyd -...
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