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  1. The only album I’ve heard was Axe Victim and...

    The only album I’ve heard was Axe Victim and didn’t really care for it. If it’s second-rate Bowie clones I want, I’ll go for Steve Harley or Jobriath, thanks.

    On the other hand, I do own the 7"...
  2. Surprised XTC haven’t come up. They had a couple...

    Surprised XTC haven’t come up. They had a couple of “displaced” album titles like the Popol Ace example above. Oranges and Lemons comes from “Ballet for a Rainy Day” (off of Skylarking). Apple Venus...
  3. Also: Banco del Mutuo Soccorso: Io sono nato...

    Also:

    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso: Io sono nato libero (from “Canto nomade per un prigioniero politico”)
    Aztec Camera: High Land, Hard Rain (I forget which song it’s from, but they chant the title...
  4. Popol Ace: Stolen From Time (title from the...

    Popol Ace: Stolen From Time (title from the lyrics to “Soft Shoe Dancer”)
    Popol Ace: Curly Sounds (title from the lyrics to “Today Another Day,” also from the SFT album)
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    I remembered, it was Dragon Against Vampire from...

    I remembered, it was Dragon Against Vampire from 1985. Tangerine Dream (stuff from Rubycon and Force Majeure) also turns up on the soundtrack.
  6. As has been pointed out elsewhere, the storyboard...

    As has been pointed out elsewhere, the storyboard found in the album artwork (armored armadillo tank fights a bunch of Kaiju only to get scratched in the eye, retreat to the sea and presumably live...
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    Consider yourself lucky to live in an area that...

    Consider yourself lucky to live in an area that still plays “Roundabout” and “Money.” They are too obscure for the limited playlists of the “classic rock”/nostalgia stations round these parts, which...
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    It’s going to be a 240-minute epic spread across...

    It’s going to be a 240-minute epic spread across three discs. The first pressing will have a bonus discs full of Beatles, Toto and Dan Fogelberg covers.
  10. [Insert hack Nickelback joke here]

    [Insert hack Nickelback joke here]
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    I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the original...

    I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the original studio version of this album, at least in its entirety. I heard a bootleg recording of a radio broadcast of a live version from 1998 with Phil Minton,...
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    I remember my first listen to Indelibly Stamped....

    I remember my first listen to Indelibly Stamped. I kind of felt like Bart Simpson at Kamp Krusty. Every time I heard a substandard song, I thought, “it’s OK, they’re just building to the 7-minute...
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    I think they were hurting for the loss of an...

    I think they were hurting for the loss of an original member (Palmer) and were trying to fill the gap, yet were unsure on how to go about it. Having kind of an in-between lineup doesn’t help, though...
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    Obviously Aja is the go-to here. How can it not...

    Obviously Aja is the go-to here. How can it not be, what with those effusive liner notes in the inner gatefold, that read like one of those Enoch Light stereo demonstration percussion records from...
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    Well, at least this puts an end to hack jokes...

    Well, at least this puts an end to hack jokes about young people not knowing what a record player is.
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    That’s because music isn’t important in kids’...

    That’s because music isn’t important in kids’ lives today. They don’t want to be rock stars anymore, they want to be game programmers or comic book artists. “Music” has been relegated to a functional...
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    This album was very much in the “proto-prog”...

    This album was very much in the “proto-prog” movement of the time, with a folk-rock base and influences from Procol Harum and King Crimson (the latter mainly surfacing on the epic “Try Again,”...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoeMMEvtIc4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoeMMEvtIc4
  19. The guitars are far more Fripp than Miller to my...

    The guitars are far more Fripp than Miller to my ears (seriously, where do you even hear the Miller parallel? I sure don’t!). Sure, there’s a lot of Fender Rhodes, but so too is there on a lot of...
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    Some non-regular saxes as well, as that album...

    Some non-regular saxes as well, as that album featured the infamous (supposedly unplayable) C-Melody Saxophone.
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    I so don’t understand the whole “the actual music...

    I so don’t understand the whole “the actual music is in the tape hiss” thing. Sounds like pretentious audiophile BS to me. If I can hear tape hiss on a CD (or a vinyl LP, for that matter), it was...
  22. I got more into this one once I accepted that...

    I got more into this one once I accepted that “nothing not from Canterbury that people describe as Canterbury will ever sound like Canterbury” and just ran with it. Nice Crimso-esque prog with fusion...
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    I thought I recognized that name. Alas, I only...

    I thought I recognized that name. Alas, I only know them from Zalmoxe, but I find it to be an excellent album. Apparently, the band had a lot of resistance from the hard-line Romanian government at...
  24. And I am seriously the first to mention Glenn...

    And I am seriously the first to mention Glenn Branca?
  25. You know, some things are neglected for a reason....

    You know, some things are neglected for a reason.



    ...and there is an exception to every rule.



    You’re mis-remembering, it was “The Girl in the Magnesium Dress” that Zappa deemed unfit...
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    Just gonna leave this here. It’s no “Art Rock...

    Just gonna leave this here. It’s no “Art Rock Suite” but it is...something!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMTPIvPF5OQ
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    Absolutely Free, WOIIFTM and Uncle Meat are three...

    Absolutely Free, WOIIFTM and Uncle Meat are three of my favorites from him. Unlike later, his satire was on point, plus this was the height of “absurdist” Zappa, which makes me laugh a lot more than...
  28. Earliest prog song to (lyrically) reference other prog

    Obviously covers don’t count.

    The earliest I can find is “Footsteps” by Hoelderlin, from their 1979 album New Faces. Two references to PFM (“Chocolate kings” and “paper charms”) appear in the...
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    Hopefully it’s a little more comprehensive than...

    Hopefully it’s a little more comprehensive than most films focusing on “electronic” music (i.e.: “let’s get the ‘boring’ formative stuff out of the way in the first 10 minutes so we can spend the...
  30. Also Ken Tucker, who seemed to be a real...

    Also Ken Tucker, who seemed to be a real prog-booster. I get the feeling that David Marsh hated him, or at least hated that he was too positive regarding prog, his most hated genre. Hence the reason...
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    This is probably my favorite list of...

    This is probably my favorite list of recommendations. I’d probably swap out The Helsinki Concert (YCDTOSA Vol. 2) for Roxy & Elsewhere, I way prefer those versions of these songs. Probably his most...
  32. How did I miss this thread from seven years ago?...

    How did I miss this thread from seven years ago? I think they are one of the best bands out of the Eastern Bloc, definitely the best from Russia. Their take on “symphonic” prog was totally radical,...
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    Output is pretty incredible. I can’t believe the...

    Output is pretty incredible. I can’t believe the sounds he was able to coax out of a frickin’ Hohner Clavinet!

    R.I.P., good sir!
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    What a great loss. I was just getting back into...

    What a great loss. I was just getting back into Brainticket, too.

    The above poster has it right. Celestial Ocean is his masterpiece. And I had forgotten how good Adventure and Voyage are; in many...
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    I think Montréal 6 AM is fine. It’s not quite on...

    I think Montréal 6 AM is fine. It’s not quite on a par with Libre Service, but if you like that sound, it definitely offers more of it.

    I haven’t heard Images, but I’ve heard it described as...
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    Excellent version. Is that Eyþór Ingi of Eldberg...

    Excellent version. Is that Eyþór Ingi of Eldberg on background vocals?
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    There was a “music video” (more like a slideshow,...

    There was a “music video” (more like a slideshow, really) for this, too. MTV’s Chyron credited them as “Jon Anderson and Vangelis,” which I don’t think I ever saw on any official release.
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    This was my first Maneige and I still really love...

    This was my first Maneige and I still really love it. Ni vent... is probably my #1 album by them, but this is a close second. Love the use of all the different percussion instruments, and the songs...
  39. Actually Gouldman & Stewart. G&C weren’t members...

    Actually Gouldman & Stewart. G&C weren’t members of 10cc anymore by the time this came out.
  40. From the Gnosis Top 100, I haven’t heard: ...

    From the Gnosis Top 100, I haven’t heard:


    Coltrane: A Love Supreme (which is on the list twice, which I find annoying; “special editions” should be folded together with the main issue. See...
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    Very sad. I was literally thinking of this song...

    Very sad. I was literally thinking of this song just yesterday, and I received this news today. Uncanny:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNKiZR7Gls
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    The movie version of The Fountainhead (starring...

    The movie version of The Fountainhead (starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal) is worth watching in a “so bad it’s good” way, though. Campy melodrama with some of the most preposterous dialogue ever...
  43. I don’t care how “seminal” or “important” Kind of...

    I don’t care how “seminal” or “important” Kind of Blue is, I just know it’s a beautiful album, and my life would be the lesser without it. Sometimes good music is just good music.
  44. I see that this was a November release. I...

    I see that this was a November release. I understand that certain things are beyond an artist’s control, but releasing your album towards the end of a year is a good way for me (and presumably...
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    The Worm Ouroboros because of National Health.

    The Worm Ouroboros because of National Health.
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    Tempted to paraphrase Bette Davis here. “They...

    Tempted to paraphrase Bette Davis here.

    “They say you should only speak good about the dead. Don Imus is dead. Good.”
  47. There are 21 albums I have not heard from the PA...

    There are 21 albums I have not heard from the PA list:


    Jethro Tull: Aqualung*
    Opeth: Still Life*
    All Traps on Earth: A Drop of Light (what even is this? If it was ever discussed here, I...
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    Esprit d’amor line-up. Christophe Godet was their...

    Esprit d’amor line-up. Christophe Godet was their original drummer.
  49. Surprisingly, a number of Jethro Tull albums....

    Surprisingly, a number of Jethro Tull albums. Only ever heard the hits off of Aqualung and War Child. Nothing at all off of This Was, Minstrel in the Gallery or Heavy Horses.

    Most Porcupine Tree....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qByjA5pZopQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qByjA5pZopQ
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    If we’re going to use that loose a definition of...

    If we’re going to use that loose a definition of “prog,” we may as well include the smelly Exiled album (37 players, including narrator Robert Powell). I’d throw in the nostalgic favorite [WHY?] War...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoWSvusplrg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoWSvusplrg
  53. Thread: Birders

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    Sharp-shinned hawks (and their bigger brothers,...

    Sharp-shinned hawks (and their bigger brothers, Cooper’s hawks) have taken to hanging around backyard bird feeders as a source of easy meals.
  54. I forgot that Joni Mitchell’s “River” is...

    I forgot that Joni Mitchell’s “River” is technically a Christmas song. I mean, it even quotes “Jingle Bells”!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NH-ctddY9o
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    Agreed. The Fionavar Tapestry was a slight...

    Agreed. The Fionavar Tapestry was a slight disappointment after reading this, but I really ought to read more Kay.



    I couldn’t even get through the first volume. Not badly written, but...
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    Agreed. The Glyn Johns albums (self-titled third,...

    Agreed. The Glyn Johns albums (self-titled third, this one, To the Limit) were her gold period.
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    Not even remotely prog, but I did pick up a copy...

    Not even remotely prog, but I did pick up a copy of Joan Armatrading’s Show Some Emotion (one of her better albums) at a Goodwill recently.
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    A song they’ve been doing live ever since 1973....

    A song they’ve been doing live ever since 1973. Never officially released.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPtXBXABds8
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    It would be nice to have “Un refrain parmi tant...

    It would be nice to have “Un refrain parmi tant d’autres,” which I don’t think has ever been officially released.
  60. Thread: WTF covers

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    Apparently Jannick Top is one of the men behind...

    Apparently Jannick Top is one of the men behind this “should not exist, yet it does” monstrosity:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBsWg9KrvTc
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