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    I must say, I feel that way about every Led...

    I must say, I feel that way about every Led Zeppelin and every Neil Young album.
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    Two that I absolutely love: Budapest - Jethro...

    Two that I absolutely love:

    Budapest - Jethro Tull do Dire Straits
    A Wooden Ship on Wheels - Cardiacs do a ska-light Madness/Specials/Clash mash-up
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    John, not sure if you have discovered Mr & Mrs...

    John, not sure if you have discovered Mr & Mrs Smith & Mr Drake yet, but for me it is Cardiacs at their most sublime, most pastoral and most English. Every track on it is a beautiful emotional stab...
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    Welcome to the club of the enlightened sir. That...

    Welcome to the club of the enlightened sir. That story is the same for very many of us. My epiphany was 1988, and from that day forward my music listening and music tastes were changed forever. I'd...
  5. Thread: Babymetal

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    No idea, but he clearly turned into Udo...

    No idea, but he clearly turned into Udo Dirkschneider for this performance.
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    Why?

    Why?
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    +1

    +1
  8. Billy Don't Be a Hero - Paperlace

    Billy Don't Be a Hero - Paperlace
  9. +1

    +1
  10. Imagine - John Lennon

    Imagine - John Lennon
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    "Which one is Gen?"

    "Which one is Gen?"
  12. Thread: Music trivia

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    I'm guessing Cilla or possibly The Fourmost or...

    I'm guessing Cilla or possibly The Fourmost or Billy J Kramer, can't narrow it down more than that. I know they gave away a handful of songs to the latter two.
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    "Oi, Steve, you still can't hack it"

    "Oi, Steve, you still can't hack it"
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    Yesterday I watched eps 1 and 2, season 2 of Mr...

    Yesterday I watched eps 1 and 2, season 2 of Mr Robot and I understood nothing. I can only assume I need to watch season 1 to get a handle on what the hell is going on.
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    "Pete, is it really wax? It looks so like Steve"

    "Pete, is it really wax? It looks so like Steve"
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    "Pete, is it really wax? It looks so like Phil"

    "Pete, is it really wax? It looks so like Phil"
  17. Still of the Night - Whitesnake

    Still of the Night - Whitesnake
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    But isn't that partly because full blown improv...

    But isn't that partly because full blown improv tracks by 70s rock bands tended to leave the rock idiom quite quickly and harked back to the fusion, blues and jazz that the band used to play before...
  19. Not prog, but certainly looking back to the 60s...

    Not prog, but certainly looking back to the 60s and 70s is the wonderful doom/retro Swedish band Avatarium.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV5PkeF2OFE

    ...
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    Which has absolutely nothing to do with the...

    Which has absolutely nothing to do with the concept of the thread.
  21. "This is not a can of Campbell's Tomato Soup" -...

    "This is not a can of Campbell's Tomato Soup" - Warhol pisses off Magritte, I thought.
  22. Thread: The Unthanks

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    Only love for these wonders of Northumbrian music.

    Only love for these wonders of Northumbrian music.
  23. Thread: Tower of Power

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    I'm sorry but I can't take the words "Tower of...

    I'm sorry but I can't take the words "Tower of Power" seriously or even think of them without conjuring up images of a brutal sex machine all due to Zappa's Bobby Brown song.
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    The phenomenon of marathon series watching...

    The phenomenon of marathon series watching amongst teenagers seems to be huge and synchronised, for example, over a year ago my 17 year old did all of Breaking Bad, pretty much around the same time...
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    ;) Sorry, but I was never a New Order fan.

    ;) Sorry, but I was never a New Order fan.
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    Yea, a radio prog called, "Albuls and Cheshire...

    Yea, a radio prog called, "Albuls and Cheshire Cat Grins" :-)
  27. Thread: Vanilla Fudge

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    Absolutely! One of the groundbreakers in heavy...

    Absolutely! One of the groundbreakers in heavy music.
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    Heard a great joke today when watching a young US...

    Heard a great joke today when watching a young US comedian, "Hiking is just walking where it's okay to piss" ;)
  29. Thread: 1978

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    Great album, but back in the day in the UK, the...

    Great album, but back in the day in the UK, the term post-punk wasn't used. New Romantics and New Wave were the terms de jour for synth bands.
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    Yea, I prefer to the original too.

    Yea, I prefer to the original too.
  31. Thread: NP

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    The Who - Live At Leeds; on original vinyl....

    The Who - Live At Leeds; on original vinyl. That's some lead heavy blues, right there, man!
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    Also this one: ...

    Also this one:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAt9QTmVc7Q
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    Great heavy covers of 80s synth tracks.

    We all know there are some awful heavy covers of pop tunes out there. But there are some very good heavy covers of some 80s synth tracks. I think the ones that succeed best are those that just add...
  34. Was his comment aimed at me? If so, thanks for...

    Was his comment aimed at me? If so, thanks for the support.
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    Lucky git! ;)

    Lucky git! ;)
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    Indeed. I rank the seven concepts as...

    Indeed.

    I rank the seven concepts as follows:

    1. Metal Operas I & II
    2. Ghostlights
    3. The Scarecrow
    4. The Mystery of Time
    5. The Wicked Symphony
    6. Angel of Babylon
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    Karda Estra album recommendations? Well, lets...

    Karda Estra album recommendations? Well, lets see, start with the first one then keep going till you get to the current one and then keep going till you get to the next one. ;) That's how much I...
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    Except when it comes from Germany, Sweden, Italy...

    Except when it comes from Germany, Sweden, Italy or Netherlands ;)
  39. I like Knifeworld, never seen them live though....

    I like Knifeworld, never seen them live though. But I've seen Kavus live many times both with Cardiacs and The Monsoon Bassoon.
  40. True dat!

    True dat!
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    Ghostlights - Avantasia

    Any other fans?

    It was released in January, and I can't stop listening to it. The list of guest singers is amazing. It is the seventh Avantasia concept, and my favourite since Tobias' first...
  42. Exactly!

    Exactly!
  43. +1 Very well put. And one of the reasons I...

    +1 Very well put.

    And one of the reasons I have so many people here on ignore, as I got tired a long time ago of being insulted because of my often silly nature and lighthearted threads and for...
  44. As has been said many times before, by myself and...

    As has been said many times before, by myself and others, if you don't like the title of a thread don't open it. But if you do open it and you don't like the subject, don't read it. But if you do...
  45. Friend. We all need sillyness in our lives.

    Friend. We all need sillyness in our lives.
  46. Thread: Pronunciaition

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    No, that doesn't help. Because I know Irish,...

    No, that doesn't help.

    Because I know Irish, for me it is fee-yax doo. Even pretending it is an English spelling I only get fee ack dub. What am I missing?

    Fiach = 1.debt, 2. hunt 3. raven...
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    Hey Fishies, I've found another one of those...

    Hey Fishies, I've found another one of those Cardiacs-alike riffs, that the boys must have heard back in the day when they were absorbing all that early 70s stuff. It's in Bird of Prey from Uriah...
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    Yes, mentioned them in my opening post. Saw them...

    Yes, mentioned them in my opening post. Saw them live not so long ago actually.
  49. Thread: Phish?

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    Never got into Phish at all. Tried but got bored...

    Never got into Phish at all. Tried but got bored rather quickly.
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    +1 I think Briny Hooves is my favourite Mr....

    +1 I think Briny Hooves is my favourite Mr. Drake opus.
  51. Thread: Pronunciaition

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    I'm assuming there is a band somewhere called...

    I'm assuming there is a band somewhere called Fiach Dubh.
    I'd be interested to know how they translate it to English, hopefully as Raven.
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    Yea, Baz is a much better "fourth man" than the...

    Yea, Baz is a much better "fourth man" than the awful Roberts/Ellis combo. I saw them on the Suite XVI tour and they were excellent, as a 4 piece again, and any fans new to the band then, since Baz...
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    It isn't a Hugh Cornwall solo album though, it is...

    It isn't a Hugh Cornwall solo album though, it is credited to Cornwall and Williams.
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    As for Hugh, I have heard all his solo albums,...

    As for Hugh, I have heard all his solo albums, and have seen him live in various constellations. The most unusual of which was CCW (Cornwall,Roger Cook, Andy West), saw them live in about 92/93, an...
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    Hush yo' mouth, sir!

    Hush yo' mouth, sir!
  56. Thread: 1978

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    Those bits I agree with. It most definitely was a...

    Those bits I agree with. It most definitely was a year of transition. And has always been my cut off point for the old and the new

    Original Punk bands, both UK and US had already released their...
  57. Thread: Pronunciaition

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    How does anyone understand anyone else then? ;) ...

    How does anyone understand anyone else then? ;)


    The linguistic truth of the matter is that most people in a given region speaking the same language or dialect pronounce things exactly the same,...
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    I agree. And I also wanted Portugal to win,...

    I agree. And I also wanted Portugal to win, simply because the French will NEVER be forgiven for the two deliberate handballs that knocked Ireland out of the World Cup, all those years ago.....;)
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    Definitely the most boring final of any...

    Definitely the most boring final of any tournament I've ever seen. All this "the poorer team won" or "the best team lost" talk is just nonsense. The team that scores the most goals in a match wins. ...
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    I agree. And not forgetting what is perhaps...

    I agree.

    And not forgetting what is perhaps the flagship for such bands, the classic Mk II Deep Purple - with Glover and Gillan replacing Simper and Evans in 69.
    And The Beatles of course.
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