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  1. Good thing I finally shelled out for "Infinite,"...

    Good thing I finally shelled out for "Infinite," it's like getting a new DP album three years late!
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    I love how he has to scoot physically down the...

    I love how he has to scoot physically down the bench as he plays the descending cascades around 1:00-1:30. :)
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    No, and thus the sad remains will die.

    No, and thus the sad remains will die.
  4. Relax. If you don't like it, you can have your...

    Relax. If you don't like it, you can have your money back.

    (In case the sarcasm was missed, the fact that Bruno did this at all was a thoughtful gesture, and I think criticizing him for any aspect...
  5. 1:42-2:22 is "Wurm" from "Starship Trooper"... G...

    1:42-2:22 is "Wurm" from "Starship Trooper"... G Eb C.

    I'm okay with that, though.
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    First impression of "Nostalgia for Infinity" is...

    First impression of "Nostalgia for Infinity" is it reminds me of Pendragon, particularly the vocals.

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    The weird thing is the two albums I like the MOST...

    The weird thing is the two albums I like the MOST are "You Are What You Is" and "Man From Utopia." I must really be a weirdo even for the weirdos!
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    I've said quite often I would love another Tony...

    I've said quite often I would love another Tony Banks pop/rock record. No one does chord patterns and melodies like he does. "Charm," "The Final Curtain," "The Border," "Forever Morning"... all...
  9. Random question from a casual fan (I have...

    Random question from a casual fan (I have Cultosaurus Erectus, Fire of Unknown Origin and a greatest hits comp -- oh yeah, and Buck Dharma's Flat Out). Does "Don't Turn Your Back" remind anyone else...
  10. Well, they redid "Bloodsucker" too with the Steve...

    Well, they redid "Bloodsucker" too with the Steve Morse version of the band, so it's not unprecedented.
  11. I actually quite like ETI. The verse has a GREAT...

    I actually quite like ETI. The verse has a GREAT guitar riff and the chorus is sublimely otherworldly.
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    I had a similar experience, except that Hold Your...

    I had a similar experience, except that Hold Your Fire was the first release after I became a major fan. But Presto came out when I was in college, and I was really getting into and exploring music....
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    The synergy between his solo and Geddy's bass is...

    The synergy between his solo and Geddy's bass is mesmerizing to me.



    Come ON! The intro to "Grand Designs" isn't tinkly? Neil even adds a little bell at the end of the second bar!

    In all...
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    I have been listening to "Grace Under Pressure" a...

    I have been listening to "Grace Under Pressure" a LOT in the past five years and I've come to the conclusion that it's incredibly underrated. Powerful, intense, emotional and brutal in equal doses,...
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    "Feedback" and "Clockwork Angels," largely...

    "Feedback" and "Clockwork Angels," largely because they're the ONLY Rush albums I haven't played to death. I'm not exactly wild about "Clockwork Angels" but it's growing on me more. And they...
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    Hell, at the show I was at, Steve and JD saluted...

    Hell, at the show I was at, Steve and JD saluted and name-checked every member of the crew, and each one got applause.
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    Heck, until the internet, I knew maybe TWO people...

    Heck, until the internet, I knew maybe TWO people (three once I got my sister into it) who liked any post-Signals Rush. I was really so very alone in this until I found fellow fans on the net.
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    Rush began for me in 1984 with "Distant Early...

    Rush began for me in 1984 with "Distant Early Warning" on MTV and my brother listening to 2112 and Moving Pictures constantly. Every new album was something to look forward to.

    I'd hoped Mr....
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    Well, he DID rock a white tuxedo look in the late...

    Well, he DID rock a white tuxedo look in the late seventies/early eighties...

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    Yeah, he does. The whole "gain/no gain" thing was...

    Yeah, he does. The whole "gain/no gain" thing was pretty funny too. I'm like, "Seriously, I can't tell the difference!"

    One thing that stands out to me is how Steve Walsh's last "Don't you cry NO...
  21. Chris Squire's "Lucky Seven" is in 7/8.

    Chris Squire's "Lucky Seven" is in 7/8.
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    This is very sad indeed. His turn in "Holy...

    This is very sad indeed. His turn in "Holy Grail" is one of the funniest points in the film, and his Rutles songs are too good to be considered merely parodies. RIP.

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    Never mind that, Jeff Lynne's not wearing...

    Never mind that, Jeff Lynne's not wearing sunglasses! My world has been turned inside out.
  24. A friend got me Katy Lied, The Royal Scam and Aja...

    A friend got me Katy Lied, The Royal Scam and Aja for Christmas. So Steely Dan will no longer be on that list for me.
  25. Having a 60-year-old sumo wrestler take a dump on...

    Having a 60-year-old sumo wrestler take a dump on my head while cockroaches crawl over my feet would be a new thing to expose myself to, but it doesn't mean I want to try it.

    If someone says X...
  26. 45 minutes, actually, according to Wikipedia. ;) ...

    45 minutes, actually, according to Wikipedia. ;) Doing it now. I'll have more insight when I've listened to it twice, but so far it's fun in a Gong/Zappa sort of way.
  27. Because we are not required to be all-prog, all...

    Because we are not required to be all-prog, all the time.

    I'm so "closed-minded" that I've discovered Weather Report, Return to Forever, Klaus Schulze, Jean-Michel Jarre, Coyote Oldman, and many...
  28. Not as "prog" here... I'm on a "Who discovery...

    Not as "prog" here... I'm on a "Who discovery kick" and damn, I had no idea Who Are You would be as good as it is. I like the title track all right, but it's not all that special. It's better in...
  29. Still haven't listened to VdGG or Magma (I kind...

    Still haven't listened to VdGG or Magma (I kind of get that Magma may not be my thing, though). I'm curious about VdGG but have just not gotten around to them.
  30. I've finally gotten around to this album, and...

    I've finally gotten around to this album, and it's my favorite of all three of their albums. There's a balance of styles on each song -- they feel like consistent wholes, with their mood and tonal...
  31. If they'd replaced "The Man You'd Always Wanted...

    If they'd replaced "The Man You'd Always Wanted Me to Be" with "To the Moment," "Fly from Here" would have been PERFECT.
  32. Very nice and very catchy. Love the...

    Very nice and very catchy. Love the guitar/keyboard balance as well. I'll give your other album a listen when I get a chance.
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    I utterly disagree. First that the soprano sax is...

    I utterly disagree. First that the soprano sax is harsh sounding, and that its use in "Cinema Show" isn't right or good. I think it adds an organic flavor to the song that emphasizes the universality...
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    Yeah, I love this as well. It was my gateway...

    Yeah, I love this as well. It was my gateway into other forms of rock/jazz fusion.
  35. Sebrina, Paste and Plato is my favorite song on...

    Sebrina, Paste and Plato is my favorite song on the album; it's a perfect, concise Brian Wilson pastiche.
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    I love how he says (paraphrased) "I'm going to...

    I love how he says (paraphrased) "I'm going to have to cut this up for the video" .. and then lets it run in its entirety practically uninterrupted.
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    It is, without doubt, the best prog-rock song in...

    It is, without doubt, the best prog-rock song in existence, no question.
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    That doesn't even remotely address whether it's...

    That doesn't even remotely address whether it's proggy or not.

    People hate on this album because of the programmed drums, the simpler songwriting, the weird keyboards, Anderson's grunts and yelps,...
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    "Wraps" has its moments. Ignore the programmed...

    "Wraps" has its moments. Ignore the programmed drums and pay attention to the twists and turns in the arrangement:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRfKSmbO65g
  40. I know this is a bit crazy, but I would totally...

    I know this is a bit crazy, but I would totally love an album where Steve Hackett reinterprets Genesis's post-Hackett songs. Steve would probably consider that absurd, but then again...

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    It's a poetic trope to place the object before...

    It's a poetic trope to place the object before the verb, when it can still make sense. I can't think of another example right now, but I know I've seen it before.
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    Gleefully, I engage the fray. I like...

    Gleefully, I engage the fray.

    I like Supertramp as much as the next guy, but Rick Davies might be one of the worst lyricists ever:

    You been lyin', I been cryin' about you
    You been messin', I...
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    If Geoff Downes can pull off "Sound Chaser"......

    If Geoff Downes can pull off "Sound Chaser"... particularly the electric piano Moraz-written bit .. I'll have a new respect for him. He did fine with "Gates" in July, so I think anything's possible.
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    Exact same thing happened to me, including the...

    Exact same thing happened to me, including the chat session. And I agree that the files must be corrupt, it's the only explanation. I'll order this one from Laser's Edge.
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    DO NOT TRY THIS AMAZON LINK. I ordered it and it...

    DO NOT TRY THIS AMAZON LINK. I ordered it and it will not download for me.
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    Um... exactly WHICH one of these guys has the...

    Um... exactly WHICH one of these guys has the voice to sing "Heart of the Sunrise"?
  47. Well, Steve Howe is the only holdover from the...

    Well, Steve Howe is the only holdover from the "prime" period of Yes, and everyone here seems to think they should shuffle off and die somewhere, so I dunno.
  48. Also. Kansas's Death of Mother Nature Suite is a...

    Also. Kansas's Death of Mother Nature Suite is a good one.
  49. "Midnight" by Asia, off Silent Nation. A VERY...

    "Midnight" by Asia, off Silent Nation. A VERY proggy song for Asia, too.

    I remember when I met John Payne I told him I admired him for writing those lyrics.

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  50. Uriah Heep is still kind of killing it, honestly....

    Uriah Heep is still kind of killing it, honestly. Bernie Shaw is a great vocalist and their songs alternate between blistering rock and big thoughtful ballads. They feel as solid as their early stuff.
  51. Speaking as a member of the Not-Allergic-to-Pop...

    Speaking as a member of the Not-Allergic-to-Pop crowd, I quite liked it. I've always loved Beach Boys pastiches, though, so I'm a bit biased.
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    Did Kansas even tour for Drastic Measures? My...

    Did Kansas even tour for Drastic Measures? My impression is that the band was falling apart around the time the album was released.
  53. And I bought the full album and it's just as...

    And I bought the full album and it's just as good. "The Hedonist" is a solid 20-minute epic. I'll warrant this album doesn't feel as meaty as "King for a Day" but I've enjoyed both listens I've had...
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    I honestly don't know about the Yes 50 album...

    I honestly don't know about the Yes 50 album (haven't bought live albums in a long time) but I want to say that, no matter what, don't judge the recent band by whatever's on that record. I am still...
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    Those are pretty much the super-proggy...

    Those are pretty much the super-proggy highlights, yes. I'd add that "Hooked" from FIB has that syncopated middle section with Ian Anderson that could qualify it as much as "Falling In Between."
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    What a coincidence - this one has been on my...

    What a coincidence - this one has been on my repeat list recently. It's a great little catchy song.

    This, for some reason, has been a massive favorite for me for a long time:

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  57. You don't understand, prog musicians should only...

    You don't understand, prog musicians should only be interested in the purity of their pursuits. If they starve, they can starve happily knowing they never compromised their principles.
  58. Thread: SAGA

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    They're WEIRD (and I mean that in a good way). I...

    They're WEIRD (and I mean that in a good way). I mean, even "On the Loose," their biggest single, which has a nice, catchy AOR chorus, has that whole syncopated midsection where Ian Crichton and Jim...
  59. I agree; the only other song that I think would...

    I agree; the only other song that I think would have been killer live is "Cold Wind to Valhalla." I could imagine that ending as quite a rave-up. The part at 2:44 where the band stops and it's just...
  60. Magic Pie - Fragments of the 5th Element (new album out 8/30)

    Wow. No threads about this at all? I mean, I had to stumble onto it while Amazon-surfing.

    The first two songs released sound excellent -- quintessentially Magic Pie with a generous dose of Gentle...
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