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    Tales from topographic oceans

    Tales from topographic oceans
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    Hackett is clearly a decent fair-minded guy

    Hackett is clearly a decent fair-minded guy
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    Hackett is a socialist and humanitarian. I'm...

    Hackett is a socialist and humanitarian.
    I'm hoping that History will expose the stupidity behind voting for brexit and trump. For the moment we just have to trust our gut feeling that they are...
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    Phenomenal!

    Phenomenal!
  5. Charlie Drake and Peter Gabriel

    Charlie Drake and Peter Gabriel
  6. More of any example of the disparity of wealth in...

    More of any example of the disparity of wealth in the UK. There are numerous individuals who can easily afford this with no bother at all. Unfortunately there are multitudes of employed people who...
  7. Todd Rundgren - Initiation. Love side 2. Not too...

    Todd Rundgren - Initiation. Love side 2. Not too keen on 1 though
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    I wonder how different these two albums would...

    I wonder how different these two albums would have sounded like with Phil Collins drumming? He did state in his recent autobiography that he would not have hesitated joining them if the offer had...
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    Losing his son has quite naturally unhinged an...

    Losing his son has quite naturally unhinged an already unbalanced mind
  10. Ah....thanks for that

    Ah....thanks for that
  11. ADMINISTRATORS APPOINTED TEAM ROCK LIMITED

    Looks like Prog magazine and all its associate music publications are going into administration and possibly liquidation


    http://teamrock.com/prog
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    PFM

    PFM
  13. Do the various drum fills on Tom Sawyer qualify...

    Do the various drum fills on Tom Sawyer qualify as a drum solo?
  14. Aren't they chanting Encore?

    Aren't they chanting Encore?
  15. In the words of someone or other, not so much...

    In the words of someone or other, not so much Avant garde, more like Haven't practiced
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    Snarky Puppy European Tour 2017

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  17. Phil from 74 to about 1980 was at the top of his...

    Phil from 74 to about 1980 was at the top of his game in terms of his drumming. With Brand X he was phenomenal. When his solo career went ballistic it was natural his focus would change. To sustain...
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    Really good performance from phil, the band and...

    Really good performance from phil, the band and especially Questlove.
    Obviously a bit stiff, but then again who wouldn't be after the ordeals of the last few years.
    Hopefully PC's oeuvre will be...
  19. Without Phil Collins, Banks and Rutherford would...

    Without Phil Collins, Banks and Rutherford would have floundered long ago into 'Calling all stations' hell.
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    DOH! In my rush to get the list out i obviously...

    DOH!
    In my rush to get the list out i obviously didn't check the facts sufficiently well. I take it all back:-) Should have set out to celebrate Hackett's songwriting prowess rather than Rutherford's
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    Mike Rutherford's best songs

    Just finished reading Rutherford's The living years. Not bad, bit dry but the odd tit-bit made it a worthwhile read.
    Got me thinking that his writing style back in the days of Genesis which was...
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    Pat Metheny Group - First Circle

    Pat Metheny Group - First Circle
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    Last night watching the Paolo Sorrentino movie...

    Last night watching the Paolo Sorrentino movie Youth starrring michael caine and harvey keitel, i was surprised to hear and see Yes' Onward being performed by Mark Kozelek.
    In the context of the...
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    R.E.M. - "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight" (1992) ...

    R.E.M. - "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight" (1992)

    There are plenty of R.E.M. lyrics that sound just a little bit too weird to be taken seriously, but the lyrics to this classic track from Automatic...
  25. Then end of Gabriel's Humdrum from his first...

    Then end of Gabriel's Humdrum from his first album ain't bad
  26. Another contributory factor to Hackett's...

    Another contributory factor to Hackett's isolation could have been as result of Messrs Banks, Rutherford and Gabriel's English private school experiences, especially the boarding variety. Having been...
  27. As much as i admire Hackett for his playing,...

    As much as i admire Hackett for his playing, writing and general all-round good guy reputation, it was his decision to leave Genesis. He wasn't pushed. Naturally he wanted to branch out and perform...
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    The best progressive rock drummer ever

    The best progressive rock drummer ever
  29. Surely Steve Hackett, just on recent performance,...

    Surely Steve Hackett, just on recent performance, should be in the 'this' top six?
  30. Have to agree about the drums. Sound like they...

    Have to agree about the drums. Sound like they were miked up in a drum store and recorded straight off
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    Good new album.....but nothing radically...

    Good new album.....but nothing radically brilliant about. Comparable to Steve wilson but without the self-concious emphasis on virtuosity
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    Saw him last night at Ronnie's. Absolutely...

    Saw him last night at Ronnie's. Absolutely phenomenal....as usual. Great band, however i've got to say Steve Weingart Casio's were a bit weak sounding especially on his solos
  33. AREA - Arbeit macht Frei

    AREA - Arbeit macht Frei
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    Catching him tomorrow at Ronnies........and can't...

    Catching him tomorrow at Ronnies........and can't wait
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    So many reasons not to like The Stones, the most...

    So many reasons not to like The Stones, the most recent being their licensing out Start me Up for Trump's campaign trail
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    Genesis' Carpet crawlers, 1974 and re-recorded...

    Genesis' Carpet crawlers, 1974 and re-recorded 1999
  37. Sorry to say this: Most of VDGG's output

    Sorry to say this: Most of VDGG's output
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    Love the drums on this: ...

    Love the drums on this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbS28fTWXHQ
  39. Quite a bit of voice effecting going on on The...

    Quite a bit of voice effecting going on on The Lamb lies down on Broadway, thanks to Eno's "Enossifications"
  40. Somewhat sacrilegious i know, but i've always...

    Somewhat sacrilegious i know, but i've always preferred Phil Collins' take on Supper's Ready from Seconds Out to Gabriel's Genesis Live rendition, despite being a Gabrielled Genesis fan. It has a...
  41. Bob Marley's version of No woman no cry. Not...

    Bob Marley's version of No woman no cry. Not exactly prog, but still a blinding track
  42. Steve Hackett Highest-Paid Musician in the World

    Who would have thunk it?:


    http://en.mediamass.net/people/steve-hackett/highest-paid.html
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    Phillip Collins interview

    Surprisingly quite a well balanced interview with Phil in today's Guardian newspaper
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  44. The Daily Mail is a notoriously badly journoed...

    The Daily Mail is a notoriously badly journoed rag. Best to ignore it
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    I attended the JB tribute and from where i was...

    I attended the JB tribute and from where i was standing i could see the backstage area. Before Ginger Baker took to the stage i could see him seated and he appeared very agitated. Someone from the...
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    List appears a bit conservative and insular

    List appears a bit conservative and insular
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    Music by John Miles

    Music by John Miles
  48. I agree. Equally the reason why so much prog...

    I agree.
    Equally the reason why so much prog eminated from the UK is partially down to English Anglican church music. The majority of English prog musicians attended what are known as public...
  49. Please don't touch is my favourite SH album by a...

    Please don't touch is my favourite SH album by a long way. Quite apart from the great selection of vocalists such as Ritchie Havens and Randy Crawford on it, there's a maturity about the writing that...
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    'According to director Tony Maylam, director of...

    'According to director Tony Maylam, director of Genesis Live, complete footage from all cameras and from both concerts filmed for this release, still exists in the vaults'
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    'the last hurrah of the prog-Genesis' Well put....

    'the last hurrah of the prog-Genesis'
    Well put. I think the reason the album is so cherished is because it represented a watershed for Genesis.
    Things would never quite hit the same heights and...
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    The drums sound absolutely amazing on Seconds...

    The drums sound absolutely amazing on Seconds Out. Whether its Bruford, Thompson or Collins, you know exactly who is playing at any point.
    Thompson's and Collins' solo between Cinema show and Dance...
  53. Being a bit of a Tull nut, i asked him about his...

    Being a bit of a Tull nut, i asked him about his relationship with Ian Anderson and from his response it was clear it is all water under the bridge.
  54. From what i remember from that one gig of theirs...

    From what i remember from that one gig of theirs was it was totally different from Tull. Very modern, almost bordering on post-punk New wave, with much empasis on Barlowe's contrapuntal abilities....
  55. Saw them at the Fulham Greyhound pub London many...

    Saw them at the Fulham Greyhound pub London many moons ago. There was a handful of punters in the audience which was sad.
    I met Barrie a couple of years ago and told him i had seen them and enjoyed...
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    From Pop to Prog and back again

    Was just thinking about those bands that started their careers playing rock/pop and then slowly developed into progressive or even experimental music only to revert, for whatever reason to their...
  57. Public Image LTD

    Public Image LTD
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    First prog album was Tresspass by Genesis on...

    First prog album was Tresspass by Genesis on music cassette. I bought it in a junk (secondhand) shop in clapham, London.
    I was about 12 years old and recall playing it and feeling very disappointed...
  59. I think Alan White really needs to free up the...

    I think Alan White really needs to free up the drum slot and retire. Watching him play its patently obvious that he's either in pain and unable to energize himself or he gave up practising many years...
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    All of The Blue Nile

    All of The Blue Nile
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