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    That's always what I have argued. The platforms...

    That's always what I have argued. The platforms that make unauthorized uploads available should be held responsible. That wouldn't stop it, but it would force it underground and keep the average user...
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    CD burning was an issue, but it was Napster that...

    CD burning was an issue, but it was Napster that blew the doors open. Sharing an album between a few friends is one thing, sharing it with the entire world with a few mouse clicks is another. And...
  3. Agree, that also struck me as odd. But in...

    Agree, that also struck me as odd. But in retrospect, Anderson wasn't particularly proud of having said that. Who knows what was in his mind at the time?

    Otherwise interesting article. Like others...
  4. Nice! Demos sound good. Will definitely check it...

    Nice! Demos sound good. Will definitely check it out when the album is done.

    Bill
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    Sounds really interesting, I'll keep an eye out...

    Sounds really interesting, I'll keep an eye out for it!

    Bill
  6. Love the title track, but for me it really drops...

    Love the title track, but for me it really drops off after that. I'll give it another sample, maybe it will click.

    Bill
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    Yeah, great label. Some of my favorites include...

    Yeah, great label. Some of my favorites include Not a Good Sign, Accordo Dei Contrari, Nerve Institute, Inner Ear Brigade, Calomito, Homunculus Res, Ciccada and Macroscream. I've surely left a few...
  8. I've always been a fan of Bad Company, but man...

    I've always been a fan of Bad Company, but man did I get burned out on them on classic rock radio. Finally last year, after decades of not listening to the radio, I actually re-bought four of the...
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    Yep, me too! Will be getting this as soon as it's...

    Yep, me too! Will be getting this as soon as it's available.



    Hope so, GR is near the top of my favorite current bands list! Lady With not quite at that level, but I do enjoy those albums and...
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    Hadn't really noticed, but I spun it last night,...

    Hadn't really noticed, but I spun it last night, and you're right, it is incredibly boxy. The snare in particular has no top end at all. In the overall context of the music, it doesn't bug me that...
  11. I have both the RGF and the DRT 35th Anniversary...

    I have both the RGF and the DRT 35th Anniversary CDs. The only one I ever play anymore is the DRT, which sounds much fuller in the bass and less "spiky" in the treble. Sounds quite good to my ears,...
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    :up That was not me who yelled "fuck...

    :up

    That was not me who yelled "fuck Pittsburgh" (I think it was the bar manager, who basically didn't shut up all night). But I did yell "Skeleton Boat!" and you played it! :D I think that may...
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    Sticky: I think that's fair. It took me a little getting...

    I think that's fair. It took me a little getting used to the first album, but once I did I found myself enjoying it. One problem on the first record is that I think the vocals were mixed just a bit...
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    Cool, checking this out, thanks! Yeah, they...

    Cool, checking this out, thanks!

    Yeah, they played the Michael Mellender song last night. I thought it was one of the best pieces they played, though I couldn't quite tell if the segued into...
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    Wow! OK, then, I'm glad I caught this gig as I'd...

    Wow! OK, then, I'm glad I caught this gig as I'd have felt even more this way without the guitar and likely would have enjoyed it way less. And yes, Jeremy was fantastic! I figured he was a fixture...
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    Nice picture. LOL @ "Mrs. Sputnik"! :lol It...

    Nice picture. LOL @ "Mrs. Sputnik"! :lol

    It was nice seeing/meeting everyone. I liked that venue a lot, even though they didn't have it set up particularly well for a show like this (didn't really...
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    Sticky: Cool. I like Kentish Spires too, I'll definitely...

    Cool. I like Kentish Spires too, I'll definitely check this out.

    Bill
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    Well, don't go crazy looking for one just yet....

    Well, don't go crazy looking for one just yet. The bottle we had tonight was terrible, and I actually think it was a bad bottle. I remember the wine being much different, and tonight's bottle was...
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    Valpolicella is such an under-rated wine in North...

    Valpolicella is such an under-rated wine in North America. This one sounds lovely, I'm going to make note and look around for it. Good call!

    Tonight we're having a La Cattura Tuscan red with lamb....
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    Even by LP standards, 32 minutes is short. I have...

    Even by LP standards, 32 minutes is short. I have tons of cds of albums from the 70s, very few are less than 35 minutes, most are close to 40. Yes, there are exceptions, but those are exceptions. It...
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    I've given this a couple of spins since it...

    I've given this a couple of spins since it arrived. I like it. I certainly hear the influences people are citing, but I'd stop short of calling De Lorians a clone band. They certainly aren't afraid...
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    I'd recommend you explore the Italian scene,...

    I'd recommend you explore the Italian scene, starting with some of the big-name 70s Italian bands like PFM, Banco, Le Orme, and if you want to stretch a bit into some slightly more avant-garde...
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    It's not "progressive." 13248

    It's not "progressive."

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    I have this on order. The Laser's Edge had this...

    I have this on order. The Laser's Edge had this for a price I felt was reasonable, so I bit. Looking forward to checking it out.

    Bill
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    I don't recall if I heard any samples of this...

    I don't recall if I heard any samples of this when it came out, but for one reason or another it sort of fell off my radar. Here is a Youtube video I found of what seems like two tracks from the...
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    What part of "doesn't want a CD-R" do you not...

    What part of "doesn't want a CD-R" do you not get? :roll
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    Brilliant! :up

    Brilliant! :up
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    I'd agree with that, I and I wasn't trying to...

    I'd agree with that, I and I wasn't trying to imply there was a 1-1 relationship. I was just pointing out that there was never any hint in the book that Deckard was a replicant, and that it was...
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    I think that's the only conclusion one can reach...

    I think that's the only conclusion one can reach if one goes with the "Deckard as replicant" plot-line. Neither Batty nor even Deckard himself likely knew.

    AFAIC, though, Ford and Hauer were right...
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    That's right. Yeah, I'd basically agree with...

    That's right. Yeah, I'd basically agree with that. Maybe Batty felt he was buying himself some time by killing Sebastian, but that seems a bit weak. Maybe he felt Sebastian was as complicit as...
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    It's been a while since I watched the movie. I...

    It's been a while since I watched the movie. I don't recall the circumstances of Sebastian's death. I'm not sure it's shown. Tyrell's killing is easier to interpret, it's basically revenge. In terms...
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    Very good stuff, but that album is like 32...

    Very good stuff, but that album is like 32 minutes. Definitely makes me think twice. I'm not one for super long albums, but 32 minutes seems exceptionally short to me for this day and age.

    Bill
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    I believe Empty Bottles is from the same period...

    I believe Empty Bottles is from the same period as Pictures. They say in the liner notes of the LE CD that the origin of the recording is unknown, but I think it's the same lineup that recorded...
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    Agreed! I spun Pyrrho again recently and felt it...

    Agreed! I spun Pyrrho again recently and felt it really held up well. Is it Pictures? No. But it's definitely worthy in its own right and both the live and home studio discs are very enjoyable. So I...
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    The flip side of that is fans of Hauer (like me)...

    The flip side of that is fans of Hauer (like me) who were drawn to his name in these pictures I think often went away very disappointed, and eventually Hauer became far less of a draw as a result. I...
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    Exactly what I first thought. Great actor who...

    Exactly what I first thought.

    Great actor who gave us some great moments, but it seems like he also did a lot of junk over the years too; though he always brought a bit of gravitas these lesser...
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    Interesting, never heard of these guys. Kind of a...

    Interesting, never heard of these guys. Kind of a Zeuhl vibe on that first track. Not bad, though neither of the tracks develop much and I started losing interest after a while. That album cover...
  38. Here's a pretty good article about the history of...

    Here's a pretty good article about the history of The Doors bass players. I think after the debut album, additional musicians were credited on the albums. I was certainly aware of many of their names...
  39. Big fan of Gotic, I love "Escenes" and...

    Big fan of Gotic, I love "Escenes" and "Gegants/Serpentines." I had no idea about these videos or any kind of reunion, though I think this show would have coincided roughly with the release of...
  40. Interesting, thanks! Bill

    Interesting, thanks!

    Bill
  41. Awesome!! Can you say more about that nine CD...

    Awesome!!

    Can you say more about that nine CD boot of the Lamb? What do you mean by new jamming instrumental tracks? (Sorry for the Banco diversion, I'm just curious about this).

    Bill
  42. LA Woman is far and away my favorite Doors album....

    LA Woman is far and away my favorite Doors album. This wasn't always the case, but over time something about this record has really started to resonate with me, particularly the blues tunes which in...
  43. That sounds awesome! I'd love to do something...

    That sounds awesome! I'd love to do something like that. They treid to do listening parties with NewEars, the Boston/New England Prog society. It never really caught on, but I did meet some very good...
  44. Glad you found it! I spun it last night, inspired...

    Glad you found it! I spun it last night, inspired by this thread. I'm still recovering from the ass kicking! Man those guys were good! Incredible they could pull that stuff of live and how much it...
  45. I spun this album last night after not hearing it...

    I spun this album last night after not hearing it in ages. There was a period in the 1980s that I played Doors albums continually, this one included. So I was amazed that I had literally no memory of...
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    Totally agreed, we're not going there. I'm...

    Totally agreed, we're not going there.

    I'm only taking offense to you postilion because you are presenting it in opposition to a critical response that doesn't exist. I am overwhelmed with joy to...
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    The only band I'd really exclude from you "Prog"...

    The only band I'd really exclude from you "Prog" list is Chicago, and last time I checked there were no people of color in Chicago. So what are you on about? Where in this thread is anyone saying...
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    You are making a really, really good point. This...

    You are making a really, really good point. This isn't an issue worth fighting about or becoming entrenched in, and despite my own personal opinions on the subject I actually remain open to the...
  49. Believe it or not, they were even better at Prog...

    Believe it or not, they were even better at Prog Fest in 2000. I don't think they were a replacement band in 2001, I think that was later that the PFM keyboard player had the back issues.

    In any...
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    To me, AREA fans are in largely same boat at the...

    To me, AREA fans are in largely same boat at the Genesis/KC fans, and AREA are easily encompassed by a term like Progressive Rock. Can is a bit of an edge case because they are a bit more abstract....
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    LOL! No that wasn't quite what I was asking. But...

    LOL! No that wasn't quite what I was asking. But I'll say that neither of those really apply to me, particularly the latter. As far as widening perspective, I get that to some extent. I have no...
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    The funny thing is, nobody here is insisting on...

    The funny thing is, nobody here is insisting on Big X hereditary rights or a British appellation of origin or anything like that. Yes I, for example, used Yes/Genesis/KC as examples of "big name...
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    Bingo! That's what I mean by it being a specific...

    Bingo! That's what I mean by it being a specific niche within a larger context, even a larger context that includes forward-thinking artsy rock music. It would be ludicrous to fear for the future of...
  54. For me, Banco and AREA are at the top of the heap...

    For me, Banco and AREA are at the top of the heap of Italian Prog... and near the top of the heap for Prog from any country.

    750.000 is a beautiful song, and unique in Banco's catalog, It is...
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    I can hear that to some extent, but to me Fusion...

    I can hear that to some extent, but to me Fusion implies a high degree of soloing and improv, its legacy from the Jazz side of the Jazz Rock equation. Chon's music seems to lack that aspect and is...
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    I discovered this band, Chon, recently. Math...

    I discovered this band, Chon, recently. Math Rock, but not as heavy and skronky as a lot of the Math Rock I've heard, so I've been sort of digging this. But this isn't an advertisement for Chon. I...
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    Cool!

    Cool!
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    Too bad about Basta!. I liked Elemento Antropico...

    Too bad about Basta!. I liked Elemento Antropico and was hoping for more.

    Bill
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    I listened to Beginnings last night. There were...

    I listened to Beginnings last night. There were definitely a few moments where I truly cringed and honestly couldn't believe he left some vocal passages there. I simply can't believe he couldn't have...
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    To me, yeah. The best albums have a kind of...

    To me, yeah. The best albums have a kind of internal consistency and present a cohesive statement of the band or artist at a particular moment. I don't think there's necessarily a "should" behind...
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