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  1. A great album indeed. Of all the "newer" bands,...

    A great album indeed. Of all the "newer" bands, Discipline has the whole package of leading the progressive rock movement. Chops, compositions, fresh sound, meaningful lyrics and - most of all - a...
  2. Discipline - To shatter all accord (I can sing it...

    Discipline - To shatter all accord (I can sing it but I don't remember the song title...)
  3. Sticky: It's a bleak assessment but at least it got you...

    It's a bleak assessment but at least it got you going.

    All I am saying is that there are fewer and fewer people commenting on these albums, and actually making a comment (any comment) on the...
  4. Sticky: That's an excellent example, and another...

    That's an excellent example, and another incredible stunner for me (and a favorite). See where Rush were in 1974 and where these guys already stood.

    [Actually, I had the idea on first encounter...
  5. Sticky: An absolute classic from Argentina. This is no...

    An absolute classic from Argentina. This is no proto-prog metal for me, no proto-anything. El Reloj had already arrived to heavy metal in 1975. Compare this to an archetype metal album like Judas...
  6. Vincebus Eruptus is a cornerstone in heavy music,...

    Vincebus Eruptus is a cornerstone in heavy music, and in terms of rawness destroys the competition.

    An album cannot be judged simply on terms of good songs, but also on its overall energy and...
  7. Love it. Always have and will. The harmonica in...

    Love it. Always have and will. The harmonica in Wizard is something I will never get over as long as I remain here.
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    Into Glory Ride Hail To England Sign Of the...

    Into Glory Ride
    Hail To England
    Sign Of the Hammer
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    ok mate. I'm going to whitewash you, since you...

    ok mate. I'm going to whitewash you, since you asked for it

    Crescent
    A Love Supreme
    The John Quartet Plays

    Unless you give me some of how mundane of an album A Kind Of Blue is :D
  10. The new album is just excellent, one of the best...

    The new album is just excellent, one of the best of 2019. I have also been heavily listening to their earlier output and I deem this band to be one of the greatest 80's bands. Like a combination of...
  11. Painful memories. In particular a song called...

    Painful memories. In particular a song called Life is Life by some Austrian dorks. And Modern Talking. Yikes.
  12. Triton is just great. Foetus is sexy too. ...

    Triton is just great. Foetus is sexy too.

    Dai-Kaht is autobuy. I would also grab instantly any Dun-Eros vinyl I could get my hands on.

    Zeuhl is Cool.
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    Both great choices, but in particular The Sabbs...

    Both great choices, but in particular The Sabbs trio is unbeatable. I listen to these 3 records as one piece for more than 30 years, and still don't get tired of it. They contain all the metal I...
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    Introducing Lemon and Fear Draws Misfortune. Both...

    Introducing Lemon and Fear Draws Misfortune. Both "thirteenths" in my unwritten book.
  15. If this is the case, why am I not already...

    If this is the case, why am I not already enlightened?
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    It's a great record. Somebody mentioned it in...

    It's a great record. Somebody mentioned it in Canterbury 2019 binge-fest and got to listen to it.
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    The new record is outstanding! At first couple of...

    The new record is outstanding! At first couple of listens I wasn't so sure, but now it is sinking in. There seems to be some densely composed material, along with more improvisational parts - so this...
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    I knew you'd like it. I think it succeeds...

    I knew you'd like it. I think it succeeds simultaneously at catching the spirit of times and conversing with the greats of the past.
  19. Sticky: One of the great south-american rock bands for...

    One of the great south-american rock bands for me. I love Cansion del Sur - it contains music that destroys me emotionally. I don't know the album that is being discussed here - but what is most...
  20. Great, and I believe quite influential player. I...

    Great, and I believe quite influential player. I saw Gang of Four live some 6-7 years ago. I believe he was the only founding member present. RIP.
  21. Indeed, Vespera stands out. Prog lived.

    Indeed, Vespera stands out. Prog lived.
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    Could be, who knows? Less information back then....

    Could be, who knows? Less information back then. Because the misunderstanding happened rather early, when I was 18, and the rather silly detail is that I was never informed later about my fallacy....
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    Holy Cow! I am so embarrassed! I was absolutely...

    Holy Cow! I am so embarrassed! I was absolutely certain all these years that they were from US. And still don't really believe it, their sound seems so much NorthAmerican too me. Even the accent of...
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    Supertramp - Supertramp

    Let me begin with saying that I really don't care much about Supertramp the band. I consider them a good, rock band with some proggy, artistic touches here and there and some great songs. Like School...
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    Actually they breathe, eat and play basketball....

    Actually they breathe, eat and play basketball. I've never seen so much love for the game anywhere else. Thanks for this great anecdote, of which I was completely unaware.
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    Yes. This trio kills.

    Yes. This trio kills.
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    I would probably do the third to Heatwave, which...

    I would probably do the third to Heatwave, which means that this is a 5 stretch.
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    Art Bears - the 3 albums Jimmy Hendrix - Are U...

    Art Bears - the 3 albums

    Jimmy Hendrix - Are U Experienced/Axis/Electric Ladyland

    Ange - Caricatures/Cimetier/Delire

    Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed/Sticky Fingers/Exile on Main Street
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    I like a lot the little sample on bandcamp.

    I like a lot the little sample on bandcamp.
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    So, I bought me a nice vinyl of this and it...

    So, I bought me a nice vinyl of this and it sounds just absolutely fine. A very good, enjoyable record. Nothing earthshaking or whatever, but still you get this good, fun energy coming out of the...
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    Thread closed

    Thread closed
  32. Different people hear different things, but to my...

    Different people hear different things, but to my ears this is a clear take on the Canterbury idiom - and a good one too. There are parts that seem to have been lifted from Rotters Club directly -...
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    I would choose a trio of albums that really...

    I would choose a trio of albums that really stands out in a band's discography, - not 3 albums among 5 or 7 consecutive great albums.

    Maneige and Banco are the first that come in mind, the ones...
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    A token of his extreme...whatever you may call it...

    A token of his extreme...whatever you may call it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kFtiiq54WY

    the Piazzola like escalation at about 3 minutes in, with the entrance of bassoon, shows that...
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    I would really like to know your impressions...

    I would really like to know your impressions Steve. What was he like as a person? He seems like a friendly, jolly fellow.
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    A friend of mine calls him "the party animal from...

    A friend of mine calls him "the party animal from Uppsala". He thinks he is the greatest musician who ever lived.

    Is it true that he couldn't read or write music? I can't believe this.
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    An outstanding record. But I will give the edge...

    An outstanding record. But I will give the edge to Klossa Knapitat. Sheer perfection, from start to finish.
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    I think it is an overlooked masterpiece. I love...

    I think it is an overlooked masterpiece. I love it. I love the funny voices. I love the music.

    This is the only band for me that took up Zappa's spirit to even further extremes. Lars is a genius....
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    :)

    :)
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    I also feel that Uncle Meat is the album that...

    I also feel that Uncle Meat is the album that encapsulates better the Zappa genius in all its diversity and might. It's his sort of masterpiece. Because he has like 10-15 albums that deserve...
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    This is insane and tragic.

    This is insane and tragic.
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    Hi Frank, I like what I am listening to a lot....

    Hi Frank,
    I like what I am listening to a lot. The thing is on Spotify. As Scrotum pointed out, this is indeed an original take on already established tropes of progressive rock. It is amazing that...
  43. Thread: Stereolab

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    It's funny you mention Broadcast, since they...

    It's funny you mention Broadcast, since they share with Stereolab the same fate of a tragic and untimely loss of a female member.

    I always liked Broadcast. I saw them live in London in 2001,...
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    That's one of the few post-Signals Rush songs...

    That's one of the few post-Signals Rush songs that really move me. Great lyrics indeed - "trick of light/ moving pictures/ the way I used to be/ some half forgotten stranger/ doesn't mean that much...
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    Yes, this is great. I don't know why it didn't...

    Yes, this is great. I don't know why it didn't get any essential discussion here.
  46. Great band! Any new music planned?

    Great band! Any new music planned?
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    Has the energy of early Venom, Motorhead, Anvil -...

    Has the energy of early Venom, Motorhead, Anvil - the good, fast old stuff.
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    I confirm all this, and one thing doesn't exclude...

    I confirm all this, and one thing doesn't exclude the other.

    It's funny how this guy, after a record full of twists and surprises, comes with a song like Dead Dog In An Alleyway at the end of it....
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    Dustman Dilemma - On Second Thought ...

    Dustman Dilemma - On Second Thought Surprisingly, I heard of this band just yesterday night, on Spacefreak's suggestion. Is it possible that this excellent, French band hasn't been discussed in...
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    John, this sounds very promising to say the...

    John, this sounds very promising to say the least. I'll be on the lookout for the LP release.
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    While the album is British to the core in its...

    While the album is British to the core in its references...yes, I totally agree with you. Maybe it has to do with the globalization process - more or less the problems are the same for all Western...
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    I like Billy the Mountain a lot - although it's...

    I like Billy the Mountain a lot - although it's not one of my Zappa favorites. It's not consistent enough in my opinion - add to that the problem of understanding all this bunch of words, at least...
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    Road tapes venue#3 this morning. I love it! The...

    Road tapes venue#3 this morning. I love it! The sound of the recording is not the best, but who cares? A small band, Aynsley on the kit, a fun, happy atmosphere permeating the concert and some...
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    I more or less agree. I also suggested mostly...

    I more or less agree. I also suggested mostly 70's stuff. But in the space of 5 albums, at least one has to be coming fron the Mothers eera.
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    Too Painful to listen, and I was already beyond...

    Too Painful to listen, and I was already beyond Salvation.
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    But it's clear that one could never get an idea...

    But it's clear that one could never get an idea of Frank Zappa's music without getting one of these first 3 albums. We're talking about works that came very early in the history of rock music, and...
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    A bold claim, but mainly an ironic claim. I was...

    A bold claim, but mainly an ironic claim. I was defending his 60's work which gets a lot of indifference in this thread.
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    Your review covers me completely. Apart from Inca...

    Your review covers me completely. Apart from Inca Roads, I don't see anything that speaks in favor of a masterpiece. I even prefer Apostrophe, with its much clearer song-orientation. Maybe the flow...
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    Very solid foundation, omitting all of his 60's...

    Very solid foundation, omitting all of his 60's work. Of course Overnight Sensation is a much more essential record than Freak Out, or We're only in it for the money.

    Just don't try to say this...
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    Οverrated as hell. I wouldn't put it anywhere...

    Οverrated as hell. I wouldn't put it anywhere near Grand Wazoo and Waka Jawaka. But it appeals to Prog fans, so I have to be in the minority here. (Of course it's a "damn, that's a good record")
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