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  1. I am excited by the prospect of a GAS boxset, I...

    I am excited by the prospect of a GAS boxset, I would love to know what is planned. Back in the day we used to buy and share GAS tapes, but not one of them has survived the years.
  2. I think it a little pedantic to complain about...

    I think it a little pedantic to complain about the single releases, all three of them would not add up to the price of a cup of coffee, and I doubt many people actually bought them. I certainly...
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    My tickets are in an exec box at the O2, I...

    My tickets are in an exec box at the O2, I suspect they will have the news ahead of the general release.

    I just checked the diary, and this is a Thursday whereas my tickets were for a Monday. It...
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    I have just been notified that my cancelled...

    I have just been notified that my cancelled London tickets have been moved to 24th March 2022, a lot can happen between now and then!
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    I didn’t see the game but by all accounts West...

    I didn’t see the game but by all accounts West Ham played really well, so I’m delighted!
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    I said they were crazy rumours!

    I said they were crazy rumours!
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    Crazy internet rumours that there was trouble in...

    Crazy internet rumours that there was trouble in the ranks last night and Tony stormed off stage, and no bows or curtain calls were taken. Sounds a bit unlikely that there would be a falling out...
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    Oh I haven’t tried that comparison. My sister...

    Oh I haven’t tried that comparison. My sister bought me the box set for my birthday last teat,and it’s still in its shrink wrap!
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    I checked the listings, it’s not as booked as i...

    I checked the listings, it’s not as booked as i would have been pre Covid, there are some dates between 17-30 October so perhaps they can arrange something, though I suspect the stage etc will be en...
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    ^^^ We are fast becoming the dirty money washing...

    ^^^ We are fast becoming the dirty money washing capital of the world, and I hate it. The sleaze and corruption are everywhere.

    You are right though, The Toon Army should not be the rock on which...
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    Mind blown! It's only taken four decades for...

    Mind blown! It's only taken four decades for someone to try this, but I've just pulled out my vinyl copies and it's true. Thank you for sharing :)
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    I would expect the everyone in that entourage is...

    I would expect the everyone in that entourage is double jabbed, surely that is a prerequisite for a touring band. Everyone attending had to show proof of full vaccination, and whilst I know you can...
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    Not getting political, but the Premier League is...

    Not getting political, but the Premier League is becoming a cesspool of dubious ownership and conflicting morality, and I begin to question for how long we can all just go along with it.

    Good...
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    ^^^ Oh FFS I only paid for two tickets yesterday...

    ^^^ Oh FFS I only paid for two tickets yesterday for Monday in London. I just heard the rumour but it seems it is true, no further details yet.
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    Really Ian? Jamal Khashoggi, if he were here,...

    Really Ian? Jamal Khashoggi, if he were here, would be unlikely to share your optimism.

    I understand the desire to see the back of Mike Ashley, but this cannot be a positive step for a proud club....
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    Fantastic memories of a wonderful afternoon in...

    Fantastic memories of a wonderful afternoon in the sun, dancing away without a care in the world. It wasn’t a Yes crowd really, tickets were sold well before they were added to the bill, so it was...
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    Well that sounds like a rough experience, but I...

    Well that sounds like a rough experience, but I hope your shiner elicited some backstage sympathy… the glory of old fighters past (ouch).

    I just checked Forgotten Yesterdays and there was three...
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    It was certainly unexpected seeing it in the...

    It was certainly unexpected seeing it in the record shops so close to KTA2, but I approached it with a level of enthusiasm that I struggle to muster now. There are a fair few songs I would cross the...
  20. London was very enthusiastic, quite a few...

    London was very enthusiastic, quite a few standing ovation moments, certainly big moments after Firth and Suppers Ready, but everything was really well received.
  21. Yes 10,000 plus were rocking out and I gather...

    Yes 10,000 plus were rocking out and I gather they were stood quite near the front and centre and close to the mosh, so itís no surprise really.

    I would go and watch Todd in a theatre setting, in...
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    Fifty years, gosh that makes me feel old. CTTE...

    Fifty years, gosh that makes me feel old. CTTE was my first Yes album, and I immediately worked backwards, it was easy when there were only four predecessors. It was the longer pieces that floored...
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E4QndyyxPw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E4QndyyxPw

    This may or may not be to your taste, but I fucking love these guys, they make some thrilling noise.
  24. I find myself turning to those classic era Joni...

    I find myself turning to those classic era Joni albums more and more often, they just nourish my musical hunger when I’m in the right mood. Mingus is a wonderful and special album indeed.
  25. I live quite close to Paul Webb and I follow him...

    I live quite close to Paul Webb and I follow him on Facebook, he usually makes one post a week but it is always interesting. His two recent-ish solo albums under the Rustin Man banner are interesting...
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    I for one am interested in hearing what aspects...

    I for one am interested in hearing what aspects are drawing people into the music. I’ve played it each day since release and a few things are staying with me, so I can see that a little perseverance...
  27. A beautiful album and one I have loved for a long...

    A beautiful album and one I have loved for a long time. There’s an argument that puts all latter Talk Talk albums and Mark Hollis’ sole solo into a unique category of their very own.

    I also...
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    ^^^ I enjoyed your energetic take on a great song...

    ^^^ I enjoyed your energetic take on a great song from a favourite album, well done. I didn’t know about the online convention, so I’ll be sure to check the link, thank you.
  29. I hope she gets through it without too much pain....

    I hope she gets through it without too much pain. Do you think she contracted it at the gig? My eldest daughter and her boyfriend went to see Bring Me The Horizon two weeks ago and he has been struck...
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    Here here, and that’s why I’ll always check in to...

    Here here, and that’s why I’ll always check in to PE. I’m fascinated by the bands I grew up loving in the 70’s, and their stories are still being spun out, so I’ll follow them to their conclusion. I...
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    ^^ I have played it through three times today,...

    ^^ I have played it through three times today, but not the bonus disc, once was more than enough. It’s really only the opening track that has any fire for me, I could use a bit more crunch and rock...
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    The young me would have worked extremely hard to...

    The young me would have worked extremely hard to like this album, but older cynical, seen it all, more jaded me is far less forgiving.

    I really hoped to be further along the review continuum,...
  33. I loved The Pop Group, and his version of...

    I loved The Pop Group, and his version of Jerusalem with The Maffia still slays! A mate of mine was selling off some old albums recently, regrettably he only told me after the event. A guy came round...
  34. My interpretation is that there are some albums...

    My interpretation is that there are some albums out there that exist in their own sound space, and create an atmosphere that makes them of interest to those of us partial to a little prog by...
  35. I played …And Star Power last night and can...

    I played …And Star Power last night and can definitely see the Toddisms within. There are instrumental sections redolent of some of the sounds on Todd, it definitely sprawls all over the place a la...
  36. Be sure to let me know what you think about...

    Be sure to let me know what you think about Mansun, they are albums that need a full listen to, rather than dipping your toes in the shallow end.

    I have one Foxygen album, “Hang” which I picked...
  37. As a long time mega-fan of AWATS I feel I must...

    As a long time mega-fan of AWATS I feel I must explore that Steve Harley recommendation.

    There was a spate of albums by alternative indie types that I think fall into this category, dense in...
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    That was hugely exciting, but terribly unlucky...

    That was hugely exciting, but terribly unlucky for Lando. I can understand why he made the call to stay out, but it’s a huge lesson to learn. Lewis wanted to stay out until overruled, and it shows...
  39. I would definitely recommend anybody to attend...

    I would definitely recommend anybody to attend one of these shows, I was entranced at The Palladium, it was somehow much more than I expected. I’ve seen quite a few Hackett Genesis Revisited shows in...
  40. Well that’s a sad and untimely passing. I did...

    Well that’s a sad and untimely passing. I did enjoy Cabaret Voltaire back in those heady adventurous post-punk days, their experimentation was always worth exploring. I only have their music on...
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    That is such a kind offer, thank you, but as...

    That is such a kind offer, thank you, but as explained in my PM I cannot make the trip to Leeds right now, so it’s London or nothing for me. I hope the tickets find a good home for you.
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    I saw the Hackett Seconds Out show the other...

    I saw the Hackett Seconds Out show the other night and it was wonderful, everyone played immaculately. I never picked up a Genesis ticket, and with my appetite for more whetted, I kind of regret that...
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    Now that is a fact I didn’t know, very cool...

    Now that is a fact I didn’t know, very cool indeed!
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    I have the both the Senna documentary and Rush in...

    I have the both the Senna documentary and Rush in my collection, the latter is a brilliant movie, worth watching more than once, the main protagonists are superbly portrayed. I’m not 100% sold on the...
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    I was a fan back then but recalling the lesser...

    I was a fan back then but recalling the lesser players is difficult. From the team combinations (Mansell / Paterson and Brundle / Blundell), I reckon this is the 1991 season. I agree with those you...
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    I think it’s three places as a penalty, unless I...

    I think it’s three places as a penalty, unless I read it wrong too.

    Annoyingly I was caught in traffic coming back from a University drop off, so I only had the race in commentary and had to catch...
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    I had totally forgot that I had a ticket for this...

    I had totally forgot that I had a ticket for this one, I bought it so long ago. I’ll be at The Palladium though, so that’s something to look forward to.
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    I just found this thread when I did a search for...

    I just found this thread when I did a search for Laura Marling and was pleased to see her Once I Was An eagle album acknowledged. I love her music but it never gets discussed here.

    I saw her...
  49. I’ll definitely explore some of these, sounds...

    I’ll definitely explore some of these, sounds like a fun diversion, and a labour of love.

    Invention of Knowledge will be a first port of call, I found the whole album to be interesting but...
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    It goes to show that sometimes you have to let...

    It goes to show that sometimes you have to let music take some time to seep into your pores and inhabit you. I think the latter half of this album is stunning and as good as anything they have...
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    That was an exciting opening weekend. The...

    That was an exciting opening weekend. The referees have taken a much more Euro 2020 approach and allowed for a more free-flowing game, with a little more contact, which has helped the games...
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    ^ I liked Carly's contributions, but I have to...

    ^ I liked Carly's contributions, but I have to admit that I do miss Rachel's vocals. I know she did not sing that much in the studio, but she was revelatory in the live context on the last tour.
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    I have to say that having lived with the album a...

    I have to say that having lived with the album a while now, even those songs I didn't connect with at first have grown on me. I still think the second half is so much stronger and is where I will...
  54. No I was at the University of Birmingham, the old...

    No I was at the University of Birmingham, the old red brick one in Edgbaston, but a decade ahead of you. I was there 79-82. I had a great time there and retain very fond memories of the city.
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    Lovely to see that the train ended the week with...

    Lovely to see that the train ended the week with a number 31 album in the U.K. charts, their highest peak yet. What a journey it has been to get there.
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    ^^ Count me in as one who mostly prefers Greg’s...

    ^^ Count me in as one who mostly prefers Greg’s compositions, but then they are the more overtly progressive cuts.

    The first track Strangest Times keeps putting me in mind of Jackson Browne’s...
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    I’ve always liked Lewis too, and he gets a bad...

    I’ve always liked Lewis too, and he gets a bad press from time to time, but that comes with the multi-championship and multi-million contract territory. It is a shame that it all kicked off between...
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    I just had my first listen of the new album, the...

    I just had my first listen of the new album, the weekend was far too busy to allow any space for listening. My first impressions are confused! I've been following posts on faceBook where the vibe has...
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    ^ This is a release from a pit stop, where the...

    ^ This is a release from a pit stop, where the driver is let go by the pit crew and it is too close to another car entering the pits. This happened yesterday and caused a pit lane collision.

    It...
  60. Was that really worth a post when my full...

    Was that really worth a post when my full sentence says “ The elephant in the room is the sound quality of QPR, I wonder if they have been able to separate out and remix those unbalanced tracks?”
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