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    Dance on a Volcano, probably.

    Dance on a Volcano, probably.
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    Get the CD and listen to this on headphones. I...

    Get the CD and listen to this on headphones. I did back when it first came out in '89 and NEVER failed to get goosebumps. John Dyson (and his previous band Wavestar) is the most underrated...
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    I'm an audiobook narrator, actually. :) I...

    I'm an audiobook narrator, actually. :) I understand it's not for everyone, but it's nice while commuting. I get a lot of history books, not so much music stuff, sadly.
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    I hadn't heard them before this album. It's...

    I hadn't heard them before this album. It's fantastic. Might be my fave of the year so far. Gotta get more of the back catalog.
  5. A good release, although I wouldn't put it on the...

    A good release, although I wouldn't put it on the same level as their earlier work.
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    Just thought I'd drop in a link to my own tribute...

    Just thought I'd drop in a link to my own tribute podcast for Edgar here. It features my own thoughts as well as those of Ian Boddy, John Diliberto of Echoes, Anil Prasad of Innerviews, and Cliff...
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    Wavestar's Moonwind is unbelievably good. You...

    Wavestar's Moonwind is unbelievably good. You should also check out Wavestar's John Dyson's solo work, especially Evolution (his first) and Darklight (his most recent).
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    Flat Earth is probably my least favorite Dolby...

    Flat Earth is probably my least favorite Dolby album, but it's still quite good. I'm a massive fan, especially of Golden Age. That's a never-changing Desert Island Disc for me.
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    Aside from family members and friends, I've never...

    Aside from family members and friends, I've never been hit by a death this hard. I can't begin to quantify the effect Edgar's music has had on my life since I discovered them in the mid-80s as a...
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    Losing It. Don't know why, just is.

    Losing It. Don't know why, just is.
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    I was fascinated with Invisible Sun in particular...

    I was fascinated with Invisible Sun in particular when this album was new and I was about 8 or 9 years old. Ghost in the Machine was one of the first albums I got on cassette, which is probably why...
  12. It's supposed to be amusing and parodic, but this...

    It's supposed to be amusing and parodic, but this is a particular favorite of mine:


    http://youtu.be/lp_PIjc2ga4
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    Mars Polaris is a very underrated album, IMO. I...

    Mars Polaris is a very underrated album, IMO. I also agree with the assessment of anything Froese/Franke/Schmoelling as absolutely essential.
  14. Don't have the ticket anymore but it was...

    Don't have the ticket anymore but it was Tangerine Dream at the Beacon Theater in NYC (my first trip as a small-town boy to the Big Apple) in October '92. Saw them four times that tour and met them...
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    Would've been around 2:30 PM eastern time when I...

    Would've been around 2:30 PM eastern time when I was driving.
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    Caught the Genesis Revisited II version of "The...

    Caught the Genesis Revisited II version of "The Musical Box" on Deep Tracks today. :)
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    Back when I played, I had a Korg Wavestation and...

    Back when I played, I had a Korg Wavestation and played the snot out of that thing. Loved the presets on it. But I also had a DX-7 and a Roland D-50, so I sorta see where you're coming from. :)
  18. I'm not exactly sure why, but Gabriel's rendition...

    I'm not exactly sure why, but Gabriel's rendition of "Digging in the Dirt" on the So 25th anniversary tour wrecked me.
  19. Thread: Phil Collins

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    Always dug this one, too. ...

    Always dug this one, too.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0oEWVvoJX0
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    Yeah, I know there's a lot of confusion about...

    Yeah, I know there's a lot of confusion about Tull/Anderson, but I was taking a contemporary music class from the guy, who is otherwise a big classic rock fan. That's why I couldn't believe he...
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    My high school band teacher thought Ian Anderson...

    My high school band teacher thought Ian Anderson was Jethro Tull. (As in, that was his name.)

    I've got lots of favorite band/artist names even if I don't necessarily like their music. The...
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    I know Douglas Skene from the band (he has a prog...

    I know Douglas Skene from the band (he has a prog metal band called Hemina which is well worth checking out, too). The new album is indeed a keeper, with the title track far and away my favorite.
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    Sorry, haven't been back in a while. There's...

    Sorry, haven't been back in a while. There's this on YouTube:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHn48Sqnpzw&feature=share&list=PLFAB6CCDB226FD9A1
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    When I heard in the 90s that the drummer from Mr....

    When I heard in the 90s that the drummer from Mr. Mister was joining King Crimson, I thought Fripp must have lost his mind. He knew better than I, obviously.

    Brian May and Tangerine Dream was...
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    I always like listening to the band members' solo...

    I always like listening to the band members' solo output to glean what their contributions to the band were. If you have a chance to get Schmoelling's Wuivend Riet or White Out, they're worth the...
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    Choosing between the two: Logos. But Poland is...

    Choosing between the two: Logos.

    But Poland is indeed the best of the "live" albums.
  27. Like Circus Maximus. From 1960s America: ...

    Like Circus Maximus. From 1960s America:

    http://youtu.be/InYC1KR0bg4

    Or 2000s Norway (my personal preference):
    ...
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    Karn Evil 9. For that matter, most ELP.

    Karn Evil 9.

    For that matter, most ELP.
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    Art of Noise -- In Visible Silence, In No Sense?...

    Art of Noise -- In Visible Silence, In No Sense? Nonsense!, and Below the Waste.
  30. UBfrickin'40 on the XM First Wave channel. Ugh.

    UBfrickin'40 on the XM First Wave channel. Ugh.
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    I knew Vangelis' music long before this album,...

    I knew Vangelis' music long before this album, but I do spin the vinyl of it from time to time. I always liked that sentence on the cover "It is a man's number."
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    Similar for me, although it was more Skinny Puppy...

    Similar for me, although it was more Skinny Puppy and Ministry with a little KMFDM thrown in.
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    HUGE Art of Noise, Depeche Mode, Human League,...

    HUGE Art of Noise, Depeche Mode, Human League, Thomas Dolby, Pet Shop Boys, Howard Jones, Japan/David Sylvian fan.

    Somebody mentioned Camouflage. I had honestly never heard of them in the 80s. ...
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    Ahead of the US tour, I interviewed Wishbone's...

    Ahead of the US tour, I interviewed Wishbone's drummer Joe Crabtree for my most recent show. Check it out here, if you'd like.
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    To be fair to Steve, there were a lot of pauses...

    To be fair to Steve, there were a lot of pauses and items edited out to make it flow better. He even said after the interview, "I do tend to go on like that." :)
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    I interviewed Steve prior to the Washington show...

    I interviewed Steve prior to the Washington show for my podcast. A fairly wide-ranging conversation, so if you have a bit more than 30 minutes to kill, please click for a listen.
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    I have everything up to Fellini Days and would...

    I have everything up to Fellini Days and would probably put Sunsets at #1 and Vigil at #2.
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    I had the opportunity to interview Steve early on...

    I had the opportunity to interview Steve early on the day of the kickoff to the latest leg of the GR2 tour. The cyclical reunion talk was a topic I brought up with him, and he didn't shy away from...
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    One thing I will definitely give the private...

    One thing I will definitely give the private (Catholic) school one of my sons attends: the science classes teach evolution and the scientific method. I've found Catholicism to be much more open to...
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    :lol Hey, I'm willing to allow creationism in...

    :lol

    Hey, I'm willing to allow creationism in a public school science classroom. Just as soon as evolution can be taught in a Sunday school classroom.
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    Tell you what, Young Earth Creationists. As soon...

    Tell you what, Young Earth Creationists. As soon as you apply the same scientific methodology to creation stories as scientists have applied to evolution since Darwin and Huxley, then you get equal...
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    Also an O&A fan, though I don't get to listen...

    Also an O&A fan, though I don't get to listen every day. I've heard a fair amount of the Asia shtick, and I'd say just take it with a grain of salt. These guys love to take a bit and run it into...
  43. He had a great quote I always liked, which I'll...

    He had a great quote I always liked, which I'll have to paraphrase: "I'm shooting for the highest star up there, Ma, because if I miss, maybe when I fall I'll land on the moon. But if I shoot for...
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    Back when the first Cosmos was aired, there was a...

    Back when the first Cosmos was aired, there was a lot less choice of what to watch and not much out there really like it. 34 years later, we've gotten used to this kind of programming, so it doesn't...
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    Going to the DC show 26 March. Which is great...

    Going to the DC show 26 March. Which is great because I couldn't get to any dates the first time around. Looking forward to "The Knife."
  46. I don't know about "highly-regarded," but pretty...

    I don't know about "highly-regarded," but pretty much every member of Styx aside from DeYoung would love it if "Kilroy Was Here" never existed.
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    If I had a time machine, I would prevent the...

    If I had a time machine, I would prevent the members of UB40 from ever meeting (or their parents from ever getting busy). No need to kill them, but there was also never a need for vocals sung...
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    +1. Million. :lol

    +1. Million. :lol
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    I like different ones for different reasons. ...

    I like different ones for different reasons. Stuntman is probably the most cohesive, but there's something about some of the songs on Ages that just reaches me like none of his other works. "Tropic...
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    I hadn't heard them at all until I saw them open...

    I hadn't heard them at all until I saw them open for Porcupine Tree. Great live band. Still need to make the plunge with them for an official purchase myself.
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    Time for a podcast plug from me again. :) ...

    Time for a podcast plug from me again. :)

    Last year I talked with Eric Woolfson's daughter Sally about his body of work and I brought up Freudiana as sort of his gateway into the world of writing...
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    Lots I don't know here. Cool. I'm pretty sure...

    Lots I don't know here. Cool.

    I'm pretty sure when I originally started the thread that I was referring more to lesser-known in prog circles, so REALLY unknown in wider general circles. If that...
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    I have to agree. And in that interview with...

    I have to agree. And in that interview with Jerome Froese I mentioned in my post above, he told me it was basically composed completely in one (long) day in a fit of creativity.
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    San Jacinto (gets me every time) Biko Digging...

    San Jacinto (gets me every time)
    Biko
    Digging in the Dirt (it floored me on the Back to Front tour)
    Red Rain
    Signal to Noise
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    Holy crap, this is like choosing your 10 favorite...

    Holy crap, this is like choosing your 10 favorite body parts. Without ranking them, I'll just say that in general I like the "live" albums best (Poland, Logos, Ricochet, 220 Volt, even Livemiles),...
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    Not 100% prog necessarily, although they've told...

    Not 100% prog necessarily, although they've told me they don't mind the label. The Mariana Hollow from the UK.


    http://youtu.be/-5pFDAziIUM
  57. Seahawks fan here, so Mr. a-Lot for me.

    Seahawks fan here, so Mr. a-Lot for me.
  58. Just had them both on my podcast (Eric for the...

    Just had them both on my podcast (Eric for the second time): Here it is if you're interested. A couple funny stories from Pete in there.
  59. Thread: Snow

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    Dare I? I dare. ...

    Dare I?

    I dare.


    http://youtu.be/-rX7xwTOFoQ
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    Probably Stuntman, although I have much love for...

    Probably Stuntman, although I have much love for Ages, too.
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