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    A good player, though not a particular favorite...

    A good player, though not a particular favorite of mine, his early death is an unwelcome surprise. RIP
  2. Sticky: Overall, pretty lethargic and jam band-y to these...

    Overall, pretty lethargic and jam band-y to these ears; these guys simply didn't have the chops or ideas to stretch out. I saw them tour behind this album, and it wasn't much better "live," as I...
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    In the teens and twenties jazz was the musical...

    In the teens and twenties jazz was the musical equivalent of the coronavirus, a contagious pathogen to be eradicated. It pretty damn well has.
    ...
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    even Kim Simmonds!?

    even Kim Simmonds!?
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    An outlier in the Hammill oeuvre but not without...

    An outlier in the Hammill oeuvre but not without charm.
  6. Pleasantly inoffensive but not enough heft. Just...

    Pleasantly inoffensive but not enough heft. Just OK.



    I caught Genesis in their first US performance; SDT opened.
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    Marcus Keef ...

    Marcus Keef

    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/alabaster/cover_art_artist_gallery__1__marcus_keef__photographer_/
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    Moi aussi, though I don't recall the exact day....

    Moi aussi, though I don't recall the exact day. RIP Brian Jones.

    Fifty years since I last saw them, Thanksgiving, a couple of weeks before Altamont; Terry Reid & BB King opened.
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    Iirc, Downwind preceded Time...

    Iirc, Downwind preceded Time...
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    Hendrix - RUX; Axis; EL Cream - Fresh Cream;...

    Hendrix - RUX; Axis; EL
    Cream - Fresh Cream; Disreali Gears; WoF
    Traffic - Mr. Fantasy; s/t; John Barleycorn
    The Move - Shazam; Looking On; Message From the Country
    Joe Cocker - With A Little...
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    Yes, and Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark

    Yes, and Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark
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    Egg - s/t; TPF; TCS Hammill - Chameleon; Silent...

    Egg - s/t; TPF; TCS
    Hammill - Chameleon; Silent Corner; In Camera
    VdGG - The Least We Can Do; H to He; Pawn Hearts
    Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor; Things We Like; Harmony Row
    Strawbs - GNW;...
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    This is the one that proggaz would probably...

    This is the one that proggaz would probably relate to...
  14. +1. These poseurs are to the Stones what Oasis...

    +1. These poseurs are to the Stones what Oasis is to the Beatles. Vegas seems about right...for both.
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    ...and in every other Zappa thread. Accordingly,...

    ...and in every other Zappa thread. Accordingly, I wonder how many Zappaphiles here are guitarists?
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    @ 6:25 ...

    @ 6:25


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ACtACBX0gM&NR=1&t=7m15s
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    Yes. Unfortunately, noodling was a chronic...

    Yes. Unfortunately, noodling was a chronic condition of FZ's.



    Agreed, though I'd omit Just Another Band....
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    +1. Even closer, for me. Yup...

    +1. Even closer, for me.



    Yup...
  19. A terrific "live" LP considering how many of our...

    A terrific "live" LP considering how many of our fave groups back then were often less-than-stellar "live" compared to their studio efforts.

    "The White Ship" is textbook proto-Prog, one foot...
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    Yeah, a BFD when first released. The longer...

    Yeah, a BFD when first released. The longer "blooz" things don't hold up, but the remainder is pretty tuff. I caught them a few months after, opening for The Who touring Tommy. A charmed time....
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    Absolutely Free We're Only In It For the Money...

    Absolutely Free
    We're Only In It For the Money
    Uncle Meat
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    Get Smart, Catch-22, and......Uncle Roy. Well...

    Get Smart, Catch-22, and......Uncle Roy. Well done.
    RIP
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    Absolutely Free We're Only In It For the Money...

    Absolutely Free
    We're Only In It For the Money
    Uncle Meat
    Hot Rats
    Grand Wazoo
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    A Canadian favorite, along with Spirit of...

    A Canadian favorite, along with Spirit of Christmas and Mashmakhan.

    Nice choice!
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    National Health - "Elephants" Vashti Bunyon -...

    National Health - "Elephants"
    Vashti Bunyon - "17 Pink Sugar Elephants"
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    I used to play with a hard bop quintet there. Eat...

    I used to play with a hard bop quintet there. Eat Bertha's mussels!



    :up
  27. I prefer the first LP, but I dug this one well...

    I prefer the first LP, but I dug this one well enough back in the daze.....
  28. Rock Division: 2012 - VdGG, NYC with acoustic...

    Rock Division:

    2012 - VdGG, NYC with acoustic Strawbs
    2014 - KC, seven-piece, NYC
    2014 - Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, & Bill Payne, Marlboro, NY
    2016 - Steely Dan (with Becker) & Steve...
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    He was a member of director Robert Altman's...

    He was a member of director Robert Altman's troupe in the 70s.
  30. Nice to see "Steppin' Out" included. I caught...

    Nice to see "Steppin' Out" included. I caught them on this tour (with the Moody Blues & Terry Reid), and even though I have all the old vinyl, this box appears to be required.
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    'bout time. +1

    'bout time.



    +1
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    They were supposed to appear at the Randall's...

    They were supposed to appear at the Randall's Island Pop Festival in NYC in the summer of '70, for which we drove up from Virginia. Miles was a no-show as well, but Jimi made it.



    I caught...
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    Check out Love Cry Want (w/Young), and Young's...

    Check out Love Cry Want (w/Young), and Young's Lawrence of Newark.
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    http://nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201910.pdf...

    http://nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201910.pdf

    p.6
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    Art Ensemble of Chicago - People In Sorrow Jack...

    Art Ensemble of Chicago - People In Sorrow
    Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor
    High Tide - Sea Shanties
    Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
    Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
    Laura Nyro - New York...
  36. The weekend they recorded, Johnny Winter And was...

    The weekend they recorded, Johnny Winter And was the headliner; not too shabby!
  37. Not only in the audience but of the audience... ...

    Not only in the audience but of the audience...



    I was also there a couple of months later when the Bros closed the Fillmore. ;)
  38. I bought it upon its release on the strength of a...

    I bought it upon its release on the strength of a small item in the "Random Notes" section of Rolling Stone magazine some time before, something to the effect of "a great band out of Macon." I...
  39. Well, I'm not referring to matters of timbre and...

    Well, I'm not referring to matters of timbre and intensity particularly.



    Yes.
  40. I looked up my initial post and pretty much agree...

    I looked up my initial post and pretty much agree with it:





    To my ears, Hammill's singing began to change with Godbluff. He'll never be called "laconic," which is fine with me, but his...
  41. In my top three. Acid. His toms...

    In my top three.



    Acid.



    His toms sound like the heads are rubber. Great sound.
  42. This is Stuart Nicholson's view as well, one with...

    This is Stuart Nicholson's view as well, one with which I'm in agreement. Jazz rock in the 60s/early 70s was the effervescent flash of creativity and innovation, while 70s fusion was the commercial...
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    If you dig this side of Cream, check out Bruce's...

    If you dig this side of Cream, check out Bruce's Songs For A Tailor and Harmony Row, both exquisitely wayward and criminally neglected; absolutely required on whatever desert island I end up on.

    ...
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    One of the best jazz biographies I've read; Szwed...

    One of the best jazz biographies I've read; Szwed really explains Sun Ra.

    Paul Youngquist’s more recent A Pure Solar World is quite good as well, as are John Corbett's various writings.
  45. This was my experience as well. They were...

    This was my experience as well. They were well-situated within the late-60s progressive zeitgeist, but they weren't "Prog" (as it's called today). Certainly they exhibited occasional "proggy"...
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    McDonald & Giles, particularly his snare Bobby...

    McDonald & Giles, particularly his snare
    Bobby Caldwell (Captain Beyond)
    Guy Evans, particularly his toms



    :up
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    My single (UK) LP: USSR Dear Prudence Glass...

    My single (UK) LP:

    USSR
    Dear Prudence
    Glass Onion
    Warm Gun
    Martha
    I'm So Tired
    Piggies
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    I remember years ago Phil responding to the tired...

    I remember years ago Phil responding to the tired accusation that the Brits were merely inauthentic purveyors of "blooz," saying that those doing the accusing missed the point, namely that the Brits...
  49. Pretty much my take; they were a great singles...

    Pretty much my take; they were a great singles band.

    As far as LPs go, for me it's Sell Out, Tommy, and Who's Next. Quadrophenia is one of those well-regarded items whose charms elude me.
  50. Ah, I remember it as though it was yesterday, the...

    Ah, I remember it as though it was yesterday, the Cambrian explosion of "Prog."
  51. Thread: Chick Corea

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    As a leader: Bliss! (originally released as...

    As a leader:

    Bliss! (originally released as Pete LaRoca's Turkish Women At the Bath)
    Tones For Joan's Bones
    Is
    Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
    A.R.C.
    Chrystal Silence
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    Magic Sam - West Side Soul ...

    Magic Sam - West Side Soul


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZTkj8dgGNE
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    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/country-smoothed...

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/country-smoothed-over/
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    Krin Gabbard's Better Git It In Your Soul Gene...

    Krin Gabbard's Better Git It In Your Soul

    Gene Santoro's Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus
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    I attended this show that weekend; Fox wasn't...

    I attended this show that weekend; Fox wasn't there on that night. He may have played on one of the other nights or earlier in the late afternoon. The Brothers Davies were loaded!
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    Those late 60s UK festival line-ups give me wood!

    Those late 60s UK festival line-ups give me wood!
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    I still listen to vinyl, so I don't think about...

    I still listen to vinyl, so I don't think about streaming. But, here're Neil Young's "general thoughts on streaming:"

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/magazine/neil-young-streaming-music.html
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    https://screenrant.com/breaking-bad-movie-better-c...

    https://screenrant.com/breaking-bad-movie-better-call-saul-end-bob-odenkirk/
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    I never knew Banks was in Blodwyn (Pig). I've...

    I never knew Banks was in Blodwyn (Pig). I've always found his playing hit-&-miss, and this solo doesn't contradict that impression. Abrahams was the shit....
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    I have no real recollection of Sha Na Na; either...

    I have no real recollection of Sha Na Na; either I was asleep or prowling the grounds, waiting for Jimi.

    re: Sha Na Na :...
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