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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Bucka001: Some...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucka001:
    Some classic 70s prog-era artists and their albums within this list...



    I didn't mean that they were all 70's era (nor that they were all prog, etc). I...
  2. Best Concept Albums: 25 Classics That Will Blow Your Mind

    Some classic 70s prog-era artists and their albums within this list...

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-concept-albums/
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    Have you pre-ordered the new 8 CD Hammill box set...

    Have you pre-ordered the new 8 CD Hammill box set yet!!!!
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    Shit, sorry about that. I did copy / paste that...

    Shit, sorry about that. I did copy / paste that bit from somewhere (now I know where) as that couple of sentences explains that formula far better than I could have (actually, I couldn't have done...
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    12780 Here is a two-page, handwritten letter...

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    Here is a two-page, handwritten letter from 1977 by David Bowie that sold for 2,000 pounds at auction. The letter was written by Bowie while he stayed with his manager following Marc Bolan’s...
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    One of my fave tunes by any band, period. That...

    One of my fave tunes by any band, period. That groove could have continued over all four sides and Iíd have been fine with it
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    U.K. top ten hit in July 1976, alongside Donít Go...

    U.K. top ten hit in July 1976, alongside Donít Go Breaking My Heart, The Boys Are Back In Town, Letís Stick Together and Leader of the Pack.

    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band with their brilliant...
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    Was sad to find this out this morning. Iíve been...

    Was sad to find this out this morning. Iíve been getting into SAHB quite a bit over the last couple of years and thought that Ted and Chris Glenn made up a really tight, powerful rhythm section. I...
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    Hugh Banton (VdGG) new release

    VdGG organist extraordinaire, Hugh Banton, has a new Bach Organ release available for streaming / download: "Hugh Banton plays Johann Sebastian Bach on HB3"

    Hugh has developed his own pipe-organ...
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    Man, how I wish the Vander / Magma books were in...

    Man, how I wish the Vander / Magma books were in English!
  11. ...and I know that one time violinist / flautist...

    ...and I know that one time violinist / flautist Mauro Pagani speaks English very well also. I spoke to him on the phone when I was in Italy back in the late 90s (my band was playing a club in Pavia...
  12. Yes, that's what I found funny about the...

    Yes, that's what I found funny about the Steppenwolf story as well. George (the Steppenwolf bassist who was nominated by the Midnight Special crew to introduce PFM) told me the decision was made...
  13. PFM at Reggie's in Chicago last night (5/8/18)

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    I'm surprised that no one has posted about the current U.S. PFM tour, although maybe it's not very big news since they just toured the States two years ago. At any rate, I'd never seen them...
  14. Even his quips were choreographed. He said the...

    Even his quips were choreographed. He said the same thing when I saw him at U of Chicago Pavillion on the Security tour when something went amiss. "And that is what we in the music industry call a...
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    At one point the whole Brescia '05 concert was on...

    At one point the whole Brescia '05 concert was on YouTube. Shot from the audience but a really nice job. There are clips on YT of a few individual songs but these are from a different filmer, not as...
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    I was there. Whatever one thinks of M3 on record,...

    I was there. Whatever one thinks of M3 on record, it was often the turning point of a VdGG gig. I thought Paradiso was going okay, but then when they played M3 it brought the house down and the band...
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    "Hit the Norh" is the closest I know of that they...

    "Hit the Norh" is the closest I know of that they came to sounding like VdGG. I don't know if it's a synth, treated guitar, or what, but they totally mimicked Jaxon's double sax blasts in a way that...
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    Yeah, for all the talk of how "difficult" his /...

    Yeah, for all the talk of how "difficult" his / their music can be, WSC certainly shows that the man was capable of coming up with a most catchy, wonderfully infectious chorus from time to time!
    ...
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    I know that one is considered a drop off from the...

    I know that one is considered a drop off from the previous two (Godbluff and Still Life), and I understand why, but World Record does lead off with When She Comes which (IMO) is a VdGG classic (in my...
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    I love the albums but, yeah, they were...

    I love the albums but, yeah, they were monstrously fantastic live. I saw the four piece seven times in '05. These vids are great but they don't really convey how stirring the bass pedals sounded or...
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    Oh, sorry 'bout that (my bad, I totally...

    Oh, sorry 'bout that (my bad, I totally misinterpreted what u meant!)
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    Yeah, probably best that you just saw PH solo...

    Yeah, probably best that you just saw PH solo then; Hammill with the classic 4-piece VdGG might not have been for you. This is obv pretty representative of what he was like on stage with the classic...
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    Apropos of nothing, here's a great clip of the...

    Apropos of nothing, here's a great clip of the recently reformed VdGG in Rome, 2005. Its the two encores and within the first 30 seconds of the clip you're treated to Hammill's amusing impersonation...
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    Yeah, I love 'em but don't hear any Roundabout,...

    Yeah, I love 'em but don't hear any Roundabout, Lucky Man, etc, as you say. Nary a "hit" in sight (and I do love Roundabout quite a bit, it's the perfect example of a killer, creative track with...
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    They got a lot of play on college radio stations...

    They got a lot of play on college radio stations in the 70s (U.S.) and on some of the FM radio "Import Programs" that a lot of stations seemed to have late at night. But nothing remotely mainstream....
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    Just for kicks... a vid I posted on Youtube of...

    Just for kicks... a vid I posted on Youtube of VdGG's first two songs at the Athens concert in 2005


    https://youtu.be/trPKPL9vOmY
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    I honeymooned in Greece in '07, two weeks. I wore...

    I honeymooned in Greece in '07, two weeks. I wore my VdGG tee a couple of different days and I got a lot of nods, etc... "Ahh, Van der Graaf!" Also walked by a record store that had their DVD (the...
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    Btw, VdGG *never* toured the States in their...

    Btw, VdGG *never* toured the States in their heyday and that was huge in sealing their relative obscurity here. They only ever did one (really brief) N American tour, October '76. All Canadian...
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    It's THE VOICE. I love it, in its many different...

    It's THE VOICE. I love it, in its many different styles, but if there's one common complaint I've heard over the years from friends / acquaintances who just couldn't get into it, it's the voice....
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    JW's "Carpet Man" as performed by the 5th...

    JW's "Carpet Man" as performed by the 5th Dimension. Brilliant.
  31. Just read your blog and now look forward to...

    Just read your blog and now look forward to hearing the Prunes album! Also agree about The Ostrich being an overlooked gem.
  32. Haven't read the article at the link(will do so)...

    Haven't read the article at the link(will do so) but that first Steppenwolf album kicked off a pretty nice run of several great albums up to their early '72 breakup. Btw, there are many great songs...
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    Loved them, RIP. Grotesque, Wonderful and...

    Loved them, RIP. Grotesque, Wonderful and Frightening..., This Nation's..., Frenz Experiment... too many to mention, all great. Saw them ten years ago in Chicago with my future wife. Sad to lose MES...
  34. Meh... I find them both equally annoying / smug /...

    Meh... I find them both equally annoying / smug / unfunny. So, in that way they're very comparable. To me. YMMV
  35. Agree that Ferguson was way funnier / more...

    Agree that Ferguson was way funnier / more interesting (by far) than either D Miller or S Colbert. Still find the idea of a SC prog album... errr... interesting.
  36. I've never personally seen/heard the references...

    I've never personally seen/heard the references from Miller but I've heard from various people (including here on PE) about it so I'm pretty sure it happened. I personally find both DM and Colbert to...
  37. Wow. In what context? I know Dennis Miller has...

    Wow. In what context? I know Dennis Miller has mentioned VdGG over the years, at least once on his old TV show and a few times on his radio show, but it was always sort of derogatory (i.e. if the...
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    WOW!!! That is some *fantastic* stuff and the...

    WOW!!! That is some *fantastic* stuff and the interview at the end is just so cool. Thanks for the heads up!
  39. Yeah, it's great how it's the same band again (on...

    Yeah, it's great how it's the same band again (on QZ and Vital [save for the addition of cello]) but it sounds like two completely different groups. A lot of that is down to Hammill's singing. On QZ,...
  40. I saw the band play La Rossa in London in '05...

    I saw the band play La Rossa in London in '05 (the "classic" four piece w/Jaxon still in the band) and it was really under-rehearsed; a few minor train wrecks. That was the one time, out of 18 shows...
  41. Yeah, they really sound modern and mature on that...

    Yeah, they really sound modern and mature on that album. It hasn't aged at all, very contemporary and clued-in. I think some people just want it to sound like the Jaxon / Banton VdGG incarnation (the...
  42. My fave VdGG album and maybe my fave by anyone. A...

    My fave VdGG album and maybe my fave by anyone. A rock masterpiece, and not just "prog" rock. Same lineup as a few years before but a totally different band as far as approach and aesthetics....
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    Steppenwolf Two songs, both around the ten...

    Steppenwolf

    Two songs, both around the ten minute mark, both go through different sections with atypical song structure, etc.

    "Monster" (1969) and "For Ladies Only" (1971)

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  44. In terms of 1) success, 2) the style the band...

    In terms of 1) success, 2) the style the band became known for, and 3) public perception, it's hard to disagree. But personally, my fave Yes album (and one of my fave albums, period) is Time & A...
  45. I'm not familiar with the notion of "late style"...

    I'm not familiar with the notion of "late style" but it makes sense in this context.
  46. I hear you, true dat. It really is...

    I hear you, true dat.



    It really is amazing. With so many rock legends / heroes from the late 60s / 70s who are still performing, you have to sort of give them a break and acknowledge that...
  47. "Conventional" is a relative term, eh? ;-) ...

    "Conventional" is a relative term, eh? ;-)

    "Conventional" and "Peter Hammill" are two terms that rarely go together, but in "Hammillian" terms, I suppose there is a sort of 'conventional' zone....
  48. Peter Hammil and Peter Gabriel with Paul Conroy...

    Peter Hammil and Peter Gabriel with Paul Conroy (the man in the middle) recently. Paul is a big wig in the music industry. As the president at Virgin, he launched the career of the Spice Girls (one...
  49. My review of it, on the VdGG homepage (Jim C) ...

    My review of it, on the VdGG homepage (Jim C)

    http://www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk

    (Here's the cliff note version: "Buy it, it's excellent")
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    It happened, but PH was never married to her...

    It happened, but PH was never married to her (long-time girlfriend, her name really was Alice). Time Heals was referring to something earlier but fit the theme of the album so was included
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    I actually saw that Lydon cited Over as the album...

    I actually saw that Lydon cited Over as the album that really got him to exploring PH's work and referenced that when I (co)wrote the VdGG book. (Maybe it was even from your exchange with him,...
  52. Team Rock (the folks who put out Prog and Classic...

    Team Rock (the folks who put out Prog and Classic Rock magazines) have just reviewed it. Called it "a finely crafted masterpiece " and summed it up by saying "From The Trees demands to be held among...
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    I would just rent it or check it out from your...

    I would just rent it or check it out from your library. The dvd (and I'm sure the bluray as well, if that's your setup) will have both the original Japanese w/subtitles, as well as the English dub....
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    It's funny, I'm a lifelong G fan (well, since...

    It's funny, I'm a lifelong G fan (well, since about 4 or 5 yrs old, '69 / '70). I had a lot of trouble with this movie the first two times I saw it in the theater on its limited run. A *major* part...
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    It's interesting because, while Bowie and Gabriel...

    It's interesting because, while Bowie and Gabriel *wanted* fame (and nothing wrong with that as they were / are still great artists), Hammill was the opposite. His reputation was as a guy who wanted...
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    I'm sure I will at some point. Didn't he know he...

    I'm sure I will at some point. Didn't he know he was ill (I thought I read somewhere he knew he was going to die but I could be misremembering that). Man... I'll have to be in a mood where I don't...
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    I'm sure you didn't put a lot of thought into...

    I'm sure you didn't put a lot of thought into that statement and it was probably just a throwaway comment, so no biggie, but that is truly one misinformed view.



    Bowie was well aware of Hammill...
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    Yup, Keith was the only VdGG guy with any real...

    Yup, Keith was the only VdGG guy with any real worldy experience at that stage. This doesn't mean anything to me, but maybe it will to British people on here. He was also in a Merseybeat band (The...
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    And poor Keith Ellis. Much loved by the VdGG guys...

    And poor Keith Ellis. Much loved by the VdGG guys (even though he split in '69 after the first album). He also had a troubled life and OD'd (smack) while on tour in Germany with Iron Butterfly, 1978....
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    Holy cow. Never heard that. Well... it's good he...

    Holy cow. Never heard that. Well... it's good he didn't stick around long then!
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