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  1. This is exactly how I rate the Bad Company albums...

    This is exactly how I rate the Bad Company albums that are worthwhile. The first two especially are no-brainers, but I have a special place in my heart for Run with the Pack, which I don't hear many...
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    Woo-hoo!

    Woo-hoo!
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    Ha! It's really unfortunate that he had to...

    Ha! It's really unfortunate that he had to alienate himself and become persona non grata with his gross and unacceptable antics. (Jon Anderson: "Igor doesn't burn bridges, he blows them up!") His...
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    I was in the pavilion, towards the back. My...

    I was in the pavilion, towards the back. My friend and I must've been in what audiophiles call a bass trap: it's a spot where the bass frequencies collect, and they literally overwhelm everything....
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    Saw them on this tour as well at Blossom Music...

    Saw them on this tour as well at Blossom Music Center in northeast Ohio. Great show though the sound was awful where we were sitting.
  6. I rate A Curious Feeling highly, especially the...

    I rate A Curious Feeling highly, especially the remaster in which you can actually hear - and feel - Chester Thompson's drums. I also have a soft spot for The Fugitive, which I also bought when it...
  7. I've tried many, many, MANY times to get...

    I've tried many, many, MANY times to get Hammil... hasn't clicked for me yet. Waaaaaay toooooooooo wordy and shriiiiiiiill.
  8. So I went to Bandcamp and paid 3 Aussie dollars...

    So I went to Bandcamp and paid 3 Aussie dollars and downloaded. I think it's good to support such bands. On my first listen (not all the way through): interesting concept, solid music, really...
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    Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind: What...

    Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

    Fascinating 13+ hour audiobook from...
  10. Hi Bruce. Yes, indeed you were fortunate! Thanks...

    Hi Bruce. Yes, indeed you were fortunate! Thanks for sharing.

    Btw, still thoroughly enjoying that Gary Strater bass instructional video you sent me earlier this year. Thanks again!
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    Wait a minute... why as a matter of fact, I...

    Wait a minute... why as a matter of fact, I haven't! You don't suppose....?
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    Maybe it's just me, but it seems Robbie...

    Maybe it's just me, but it seems Robbie Steinhardt and Robert Plant are starting to look more and more like the same person these days...
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    He manages Ant's website and helps with locating...

    He manages Ant's website and helps with locating and archiving tapes and other materials, etc. I've communicated with him via email in the past. Lovely chap!
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    Maynard James Keenan was the guest on Joe Rogan's...

    Maynard James Keenan was the guest on Joe Rogan's podcast the other day, at the beginning of which he announced the release of the entire Tool catalog on all streaming services. I'm not really into...
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    I think your assessment is spot-on. I've never...

    I think your assessment is spot-on. I've never doubted he did all of that himself over a period of many months aside from some basic programming of synths. It's a very special record, indeed. There's...
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    I read it in one of my English Lit classes back...

    I read it in one of my English Lit classes back in the 90s. Excellent work absolutely deserving of all the accolades.
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    https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-real-reas...

    https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-real-reason-why-jon-anderson-won-t-be-making-another-album-with-vangelis

    From later on in the article: "Anderson’s biggest non-Yes hits were with Vangelis,...
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    So sorry to hear this. No one should have to...

    So sorry to hear this. No one should have to endure what Roy went through. At least now the pain he went through for so long has ended. My heart goes out to Roy's family, friends, and bandmates.
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    I've used REAPER for about 15 years now and like...

    I've used REAPER for about 15 years now and like it a lot. I only ever scratch the surface of its capabilities since I mostly just use it as a basic multitrack. It works very well with VSTi. I also...
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    I love most of the grop's work. Lots of great,...

    I love most of the grop's work. Lots of great, raw, bluesy guitar playing as well as thought-provoking lyrics. I think Tony still performs in some capacity though he cannot sing anymore as he had a...
  21. Wow! That's so incredible... but then we've come...

    Wow! That's so incredible... but then we've come to expect that from you by this point :cool. How long did it take you to do that? And when can we expect the next Gak Omek release?
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    Totally agree. Robin is his own man. He's got a...

    Totally agree. Robin is his own man. He's got a tone on those Strats that lasts forever. To his credit, though, he doesn't seem particularly bothered by the Hendrix comparison and, in fact, takes it...
  23. Anything by the Chameleons is an excellent...

    Anything by the Chameleons is an excellent suggestion!
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    Completely agree!

    Completely agree!
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    Well, all of those things actually did happen to...

    Well, all of those things actually did happen to the band, just not quite in that way and not in that order. My guess is that the story as told in the movie makes for a more effective screenplay....
  26. Yodelgoat is reborn! That's really encouraging...

    Yodelgoat is reborn!

    That's really encouraging to hear. It goes to show that people DO appreciate live music. I think many in this particular time just do not expect to hear someone playing live...
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    Anyone else here remember the flexidisc that came...

    Anyone else here remember the flexidisc that came with one issue from 1973 that ran a hilarious a parody of "All in the Family"? It was called "Gall in the Family Fare" and featured voice actors...
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    The dog in question was a black Laborador that...

    The dog in question was a black Laborador that kept wandering around the area of the Headly Grange studio where Led Zeppelin were recording parts of their fourth album.
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    Got it! And whoa... so far, it sounds fantastic!...

    Got it! And whoa... so far, it sounds fantastic! Your albums just keep getting better and better with each new release! Love the acoustics, and the singer is superb as always. More to come as I...
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    It's usually much better to start by cutting...

    It's usually much better to start by cutting frequencies before trying to boost them. That is a general rule of thumb. Also, look at whatever else you have going on in the mix and cut frequencies...
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    :lol
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    I remember an old TV concert, broadcast sometime...

    I remember an old TV concert, broadcast sometime in the late 1970s, featuring the late great Roy Clark. He had been playing numerous electric and acoustic guitars, perhaps with an orchestra (thought...
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    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase....

    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase. Modular Moog forever!

    I watched the original event live on TV as a sleepy-eyed 8-year old on July 20, 1969. Anyone else here remember doing the same?
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    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase....

    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase. Modular Moog forever!

    I watched the original event live on TV as a sleepy-eyed 8-year old back in 1969. Anyone else here remember doing the same?
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    I saw this on Ant's site a while back and was...

    I saw this on Ant's site a while back and was really excited to hear that Noel McCalla wil be singing songs from Smallcrepp's Day. I always loved his voice and think it was a beatiful match for the...
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    Which is why I commented as I did. Carry on...

    Which is why I commented as I did. Carry on...
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    Not sure what this thread adds to the discussion...

    Not sure what this thread adds to the discussion of MUSIC. Could we please leave these sorts of posts to the Facebook community?
  38. Tony Banks and Bill Bruford announce career-spanning box sets

    From Cherry Red Records:

    ***EXCLUSIVE SIGNED POSTCARDS AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST***

    Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of BANKS VAULTS, a newly re-mastered 8 disc boxed...
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    Yeah, I'm a sucker for 12-string guitar.

    Yeah, I'm a sucker for 12-string guitar.
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    Thanks! I really enjoyed that ~ I even bought the...

    Thanks! I really enjoyed that ~ I even bought the album.
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    Persona question: Are you planning to reside...

    Persona question: Are you planning to reside there indefinitely? I've been in Korea for nearly 24 years now (though not consecutively). Overall, it's a decent place to live and work though I wish...
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    That makes complete sense. By the way, how long...

    That makes complete sense. By the way, how long have you been in China now? About 8 or more years, correct?
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    This. I'm much more drawn to history, biography,...

    This. I'm much more drawn to history, biography, science, and cultural things than fiction. The last time I spent significant time reading fiction was when I went back to university in the mid-90s (I...
  44. Thanks! Now I'm good!

    Thanks! Now I'm good!
  45. Same here. Very annoying!

    Same here. Very annoying!
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    I could be wrong, but that vocal really sounds...

    I could be wrong, but that vocal really sounds like Jon from the 90's. His current voice is certainly strong for someone who is 75, but it doesn't sound quite as firm and clear as the voice in...
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    He sure does sound great here, but it's also true...

    He sure does sound great here, but it's also true that this project began 30 years ago, so some of the vocals on this album have been recorded over long stretches of time.
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    Preach it!

    Preach it!
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    What?! You don't have the Unifaun album?! Oh man,...

    What?! You don't have the Unifaun album?! Oh man, trust me, you NEED this! Unifaun is exceptional. To my ears, it's the best kind of Genesis "pastiche" in that these guys not only manage to sound...
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    I've never met him or seen him live, but I have...

    I've never met him or seen him live, but I have had one good experience that demonstrated his graciousness. About a month prior to the release of the Unifaun CD, he had posted several of the finished...
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    America Before by Graham Hancock

    America Before by Graham Hancock
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    Really? I think it has a very discernable melody....

    Really? I think it has a very discernable melody. Perhaps you were a little tired when you listened to it? That's happened to me on occasion - I'd get home from a long day at work and hear some new...
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    Very, very nice! Thanks so much for posting!

    Very, very nice! Thanks so much for posting!
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    Great news, Bill! Your music is always an...

    Great news, Bill! Your music is always an auto-buy for me. :up
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    I had the LP of this for many years and always...

    I had the LP of this for many years and always thought that sides 1 and 2 were great but that sides 3 and 4 dragged (albiet with some great pieces scattered throughout). These days, it's not proved...
  56. Ian Neal: Genesis "After the Ordeal" String Quartet Arrangement

    Having bought most of Ian's music on Bandcamp, I'm definitely a fan. He just sent an email today to his subscribers with links to this fine arrangement. Pretty nice work, I have to say.

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    I think Scott is correct regarding which releases...

    I think Scott is correct regarding which releases are the lesser ones in Jon's catalog. Count me in as another listener who can appreciate Angels Embrace in the right environment (mostly late at...
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    Sticky: Done

    Done
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    Despite those videos being captured on someone's...

    Despite those videos being captured on someone's smart phone, the performances come across very well. Jon's voice sounds great, as does the whole band! I'm amazed at how much range he's been able to...
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    His voice does sound very good, as does the song...

    His voice does sound very good, as does the song itself. I agree: that's a classic Styx sound! On the other hand, DDY's lipstick isn't working for me. That along with his antics makes him look a wee...
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