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    Did NOT know that. Thank you. I had to have...

    Did NOT know that. Thank you.

    I had to have the title Hopper Tunity Box explained to me 40 years ago too!
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    Great charicature of Capaldi.

    Great charicature of Capaldi.
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    Wow. Talk about a genuinely tone-deaf programming...

    Wow. Talk about a genuinely tone-deaf programming choice made by someone.
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    You may be sensing it, but it isn’t true. I...

    You may be sensing it, but it isn’t true.

    I have a long term relationship with Cardiacs, am friends with some of the people and even one of the business principals, and a very, very long time ago,...
  5. ^^^^^ Thanks, Aymeric!

    ^^^^^

    Thanks, Aymeric!
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    That’s correct.

    That’s correct.
  7. Earlier than Hot Rats too; Hugh saw the Mothers...

    Earlier than Hot Rats too; Hugh saw the Mothers Of Invention on at least one of their UK tours, as did Chris Cutler; both of them have told me that they saw the 1968 Royal Albert Hall show with the...
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    P.S. Now playing (and really enjoying & it's...

    P.S.

    Now playing (and really enjoying & it's a Bill production)

    Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim ‎– Revelator
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    I like Horses and Trees and especially Middle...

    I like Horses and Trees and especially Middle Passage.
    I also like the Jonas Hellborg record he produced with Tony Williams a LOT.

    Many of the AXIOM releases are some of my favorite Laswell. He...
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    I will give a hearing to it. I heard the...

    I will give a hearing to it.



    I heard the first one once when it came out and it didn't make an impression. I have a friend who loves these and I'll ask to hear them sometime.
  11. Nice review!...

    Nice review!
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    ^^^^^ The Ekstasis album is great. The...

    ^^^^^

    The Ekstasis album is great.

    The original one and done Massacre was SUPER great (I saw them twice).

    Not particularly a fan of the Golden Ps, but I haven’t heard it in25-30 years
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    Don’t know it / Never heard it. Laswell’s...

    Don’t know it / Never heard it.

    Laswell’s success rate for me, personally, is rather low. There are things that I like throughout all of the decades, but it’s a very small percentage of what is...
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    One Down blows Seven Souls is pretty good I...

    One Down blows

    Seven Souls is pretty good

    I stopped paying ANY attention after that. YMMV. Insert IMO if I have offended you.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^ Memory Serves was the first...

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    Memory Serves was the first ‘downtown sound’ album released by a major label. It wasn’t the first released, but it was still very early and very excellent, and, IMO, most of it still...
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    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid...

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

    Really glad you noticed.
  17. Hatfield were my favorite band in high school. ...

    Hatfield were my favorite band in high school.

    I play them very infrequently, but that has more to do with the fact that it plays in my head without the need for a recording…….

    :lol
  18. A number of Hatfield related things were recorded...

    A number of Hatfield related things were recorded there, IIRC.
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    It suggests that someone (cough cough - not...

    It suggests that someone (cough cough - not saying because I don't want to be fished out of the East River) in the 'cut-out' business saw an easy target for 'manufactured as needed cutouts' since the...
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    AND there were a large quantity of the Buddha...

    AND there were a large quantity of the Buddha albums - specifically Nursery Crime and Foxtrot (and maybe Live, but I don't remember) - which were pirates and were made by simply copying a vinyl copy...
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    London Calling is not authorized and is sourced...

    London Calling is not authorized and is sourced from a xx generation audience tape.

    Breda Reactor, which is not very good, is sonically superior, imo.
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    ^^^^^^^^ Laser Media label are not legit, the...

    ^^^^^^^^

    Laser Media label are not legit, the musicians (or their widows) are not being paid, and who knows so little about the band that a 1975 concert features a picture depicting Phil Howard,...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    [cough cough cough] ...

    [cough cough cough]


    https://youtu.be/UobaL1aCdUM
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Esoteric would never do this; too far outside of...

    Esoteric would never do this; too far outside of their wheelhouse stylistically, and too obscure in terms of sales potential. IMO.
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    This might actually happen. Ideas are being...

    This might actually happen. Ideas are being thrown about about it.
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    It's as absolutely confounding as they wanted it...

    It's as absolutely confounding as they wanted it to be.
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    This x 10 for me.

    This x 10 for me.
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    The click bait title coming from you was very...

    The click bait title coming from you was very alluring!
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    IIRC, they were only released in full on CD in...

    IIRC, they were only released in full on CD in Japan, and yes, the price is now going to be steep. And the original vinyl is steeper.
  32. Please DO post photos!

    Please DO post photos!
  33. TRULY music to my ears. :D Thank you, Jed. Nice...

    TRULY music to my ears. :D
    Thank you, Jed. Nice to read.

    I hope that it will be out later / late this year. The music is all chosen and 9 CDs are mastered/finalized. It will be 12 CDs and a DVD....
  34. I wrote to Stefan several times trying to license...

    I wrote to Stefan several times trying to license the footage of Lars Hollmer performing with Mats/Morgan, Mattias IA Eklundh, a.o. to use on our Lars Hollmer DVD and he never got back to me in any...
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    I saw many, many fewer this year than most years...

    I saw many, many fewer this year than most years - well, DUH.

    There were some great ones; honestly most of them felt like great ones, just because I was so thrilled to be able to go out and see...
  36. Thread: Library Music

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    Which are both probably AOK for playing...

    Which are both probably AOK for playing underneath the weather updates on the news, but are pretty poor listening as albums. IMO
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    These sets reinforced my general feelings about...

    These sets reinforced my general feelings about CAN; I’m always amazed at Jaki and Michael and the others seem to be there for these two to hang their greatness onto…
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    I don’t think that he dominates; seems pretty...

    I don’t think that he dominates; seems pretty evenly split to me.
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    I am always sorry to see these things go, but...

    I am always sorry to see these things go, but like nearly all ‘free’ CDs from the magazine business, it’s 100% ‘pay to play’; you want to be on there? It’s xxx $ or £ per track.
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    Worth a read. Good for her. ...

    Worth a read. Good for her.

    https://wapo.st/3FRke84

    Rest In Peace, Betty.
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    Very much distances it from ‘that sound’, at...

    Very much distances it from ‘that sound’, at least for me. I love all those players, and those are mostly great tunes, but I find that album so brittle and cold; and ‘brittle and cold’ are not terms...
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    That was hugely interesting.

    That was hugely interesting.
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    Legit, my ass.

    Legit, my ass.
  44. Thread: Univers Zero

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    Just uploaded. From RIO 2009. I wuz there! ...

    Just uploaded.

    From RIO 2009. I wuz there!


    https://youtu.be/USICNT7QNUQ
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    My hearing was that Latimer complained about the...

    My hearing was that Latimer complained about the pieces Richard was bringing in and didn't want to learn them because they were 'too hard'.

    Is that 'his own agenda'? I guess it is if you are the...
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    P.S. I also forgot that Mel Collins is on this...

    P.S. I also forgot that Mel Collins is on this one (and Raindances) and plays really well.
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    You have encouraged me to revisit Breathless....

    You have encouraged me to revisit Breathless. It's only been 30 years or more....

    Thanks for your commments!
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    The Richard Sinclair version of Camel didn't last...

    The Richard Sinclair version of Camel didn't last very long, and I am under the impression that his work wasn't particularly appreciated or well liked by Peter and Andy, and one of his two studio...
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    The 90s featured the first prog revival after...

    The 90s featured the first prog revival after neo, with some great European and especially Scandanavian artists coming to the fore (Anglagard, Anekdoten).

    It was also the decade that punk was...
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    Thierry B is a different guy to Baudoin.

    Thierry B is a different guy to Baudoin.
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    That live album from 1997 you posted above was a...

    That live album from 1997 you posted above was a monster at the time of its release. I used to play it often.

    There was discussion at one time about Laswell being replaced by Hugh Hopper, but the...
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    Kevin Ayers in the mid / late 90s. Not...

    Kevin Ayers in the mid / late 90s.

    Not rehearsed, didn’t care, was obviously inebriated, didn’t care, delivered a desultory, shambling 33’ set. Sad.
  53. What did I ever do to deserve this? :lol

    What did I ever do to deserve this? :lol
  54. I actually played this on Xmas day. Ho Ho Ho! ...

    I actually played this on Xmas day. Ho Ho Ho!

    Pretty much one of the most brilliant and entertaining, complex rock ‘one-offs’ of the 80s, imo. Yes, there are other good / excellent ones under the...
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I don’t doubt that it is...

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I don’t doubt that it is ‘legitimate’, but without any backstory, I don’t believe that they really have all the tapes.

    And if you scroll down, BYG is still CHARLY, who never...
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    ^^^^^^ I dunno……I can’t say that I take the...

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    I dunno……I can’t say that I take the word of whatever entity purports to be BYG Records at this very late stage of the game.

    I also am extremely doubtful about them having tapes for the...
  57. Heya! I am talking to myself very loudly now!!!!

    Heya! I am talking to myself very loudly now!!!!
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    :lol

    :lol
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    The hurdy gurdy ist and the bassist are the guys...

    The hurdy gurdy ist and the bassist are the guys from Zaar, using their real names!

    P.S. This is fucking great; thanks for bringing to my attention!
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    I don't like to assemble lists of favorites, but...

    I don't like to assemble lists of favorites, but good call on this one; hardly 'prog', but a bit unexpected stylistically from William and quite excellent.
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