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    Outdoor: King Crimson/Zappa in August Indoor:...

    Outdoor: King Crimson/Zappa in August
    Indoor: Pat Metheny last weekend
  2. Thread: Ron Tutt RIP

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    From what I've heard of Elvis I understand that...

    From what I've heard of Elvis I understand that there were problems not only with the production but the songs, where again I've read that both Elvis and Parker were to blame, as apparently Elvis...
  3. Thread: Ron Tutt RIP

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    Ron Tutt RIP

    Drummer Ron Tutt, who came to prominence as Elvis Presley's drummer between 1969 and 1977, as well as playing with the Jerry Garcia Band in the 70's and Neil Diamond starting in the early 80's, has...
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    The band's archivist is on the Steve Hoffman...

    The band's archivist is on the Steve Hoffman forum so there is a lot of audiophile talk about this reissue (and related stuff) there if you're curious....
  5. Thread: Phish?

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    Umphrey's are more on the prog side like early...

    Umphrey's are more on the prog side like early Phish. They had a studio CD around 2004 called Anchor Drops that I liked a lot, but their later records didn't draw me in as much.

    Moe put out a...
  6. Thread: Phish?

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    Pretty sure Marshall just writes lyrics.

    Pretty sure Marshall just writes lyrics.
  7. Thread: Phish?

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    It has the best songs Trey and Tom Marshall wrote...

    It has the best songs Trey and Tom Marshall wrote together, I think.
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    I heard a rerun of a Casey Kasem countdown from...

    I heard a rerun of a Casey Kasem countdown from that era that had "School's Out" followed by Moody Blues "Isn't Life Strange" (bringing the party to a screeching halt).
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    Robert Lamm's songwriting peak.

    Robert Lamm's songwriting peak.
  10. The author of that site Curt Bianchi wrote an...

    The author of that site Curt Bianchi wrote an excellent book about WR called Elegant People that came out this year. There are some details I didn't know about the Sweetnighter to Black Market era as...
  11. Great album. A one-off as drummer Ndugu was with...

    Great album. A one-off as drummer Ndugu was with them only for these studio sessions, no live shows (he recorded it during time off from touring with Santana).
  12. Thread: Tull Binge

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    For Steeleye I like Now We Are Six, which has a...

    For Steeleye I like Now We Are Six, which has a bit of a Tull feel to it since Ian produced it. Still need to give their other records a close listen.
  13. I remember the old Rolling Stone record guide...

    I remember the old Rolling Stone record guide listed LitP as the only five-star Tull album. I never liked it that much (too many oddball b-sides, and the live side doesn't do a lot for me either) but...
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    To be honest I also put this album down for a...

    To be honest I also put this album down for a while as inferior to Shine On Brightly and one of those overdemocratized albums a lot of bands put out at least once in those days, but I liked it a lot...
  15. Unless they "beat the boots" and take a 1971...

    Unless they "beat the boots" and take a 1971 audience recording (there are a few, not many, good ones), I don't think there is a show they could release.
  16. The opening of "Skin Deep" was the theme to the...

    The opening of "Skin Deep" was the theme to the Sunday Jazz show with Dick Buckley that Chicago's NPR station used to play.
  17. For me it does seem to be the old release with a...

    For me it does seem to be the old release with a few added crumbs, but for those who disagree, enjoy.
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    Bobby Colomby still manages BS&T but I doubt...

    Bobby Colomby still manages BS&T but I doubt anyone stays with the band for a long time these days.
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    I remember a Don Baldwin interview (Modern...

    I remember a Don Baldwin interview (Modern Drummer, I think) where he was surprisingly open about dissing Kantner, saying that when they released Nuclear Furniture he made a copy for himself with...
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    There was a BS&T CD release on Real Gone called...

    There was a BS&T CD release on Real Gone called The Complete Singles, that was later put on streaming sites as The Essential BS&T or some similar generic title. The singles release had both a and...
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    I don't buy DVDs/Blu rays much, so I'm hoping for...

    I don't buy DVDs/Blu rays much, so I'm hoping for a six CD box and then a later separate Blu ray release.
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    I guess in this particular divorce settlement...

    I guess in this particular divorce settlement "Starship" equals the 80's Mickey-fronted band while anything with "Jefferson" in it connotes the 60's or 70's lineups.
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    When the tracklist first leaked from HMV Japan or...

    When the tracklist first leaked from HMV Japan or somewhere similar, the description said that it would include a Blu ray. Later, we had other news leaks saying that it would not.
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    1980 was their last tour.

    1980 was their last tour.
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    VI also had several songs with no horns, or only...

    VI also had several songs with no horns, or only brief appearances by the horn section.
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    Their album Mirror Image has a extended fusion...

    Their album Mirror Image has a extended fusion piece on side two that gets interesting as I recall.
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    Good album. I saw one of their shows in 2005 that...

    Good album. I saw one of their shows in 2005 that was recorded for the Kicking Television live CD. Incidentally, Jay Bennett mixed a live CD in 2003 for a band I was in at the time.

    The Tweedy...
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    Must be. There are only a few Halloween shows...

    Must be. There are only a few Halloween shows left in the vault I think (Zappa wasn't able to record 1974 through 1976 and I have read he did not keep the tapes of 1980 as he was very ill during...
  29. My favorite "Strictly Genteel" is the Halloween...

    My favorite "Strictly Genteel" is the Halloween 1981 version that is on YCDTOSA 6, and more recently the box set from those shows.
  30. No. He did some intros to the song with his style...

    No. He did some intros to the song with his style of humor before he settled on the "Black Napkins" title, including some stuff that ended up as part of other songs.
  31. It has some nice twists from the usual 12 bar...

    It has some nice twists from the usual 12 bar structure, as well as a great heavy riff. But to each his own. BTW this thread reminds me that I haven't listened to "Free Form Guitar" other than maybe...
  32. ?? Always liked "Purples."

    ?? Always liked "Purples."
  33. The Hot Rats Sessions box includes some material...

    The Hot Rats Sessions box includes some material related to Burnt Weeny (some parts are from the same sessions).

    This outtake has Zappa's guitar solo from the title piece in its original context,...
  34. I guess you know that there is an alternate...

    I guess you know that there is an alternate "Valarie" as a bonus on Greasy Love Songs with FZ's parody of/tribute to the overwrought version.
  35. This is from a concert at Royal Albert Hall in...

    This is from a concert at Royal Albert Hall in London (as are a few musical bits earlier in Little House). I haven't given this part a close listen in a while but the Donlope site has an attempted...
  36. Neil Young's s/t album is another one in the late...

    Neil Young's s/t album is another one in the late 60's style most of the posts have mentioned.
  37. Some in a similar vein: The Neon Philharmonic...

    Some in a similar vein:

    The Neon Philharmonic - The Moth Confesses
    Randy Newman - s/t
    David Ackles - any of his albums, especially American Gothic
    Jack Nitzsche - his self titled album from...
  38. Maybe but I guess we're going through...

    Maybe but I guess we're going through Winkersnuff's collection. From what I read about it earlier, there could be more obscure stuff coming.
  39. There were some earlier "horn rock" albums...

    There were some earlier "horn rock" albums (Electric Flag, Blood Sweat & Tears) but they were the first band with prolific songwriters in this style.
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    Seems like Peterik and his big hair are always on...

    Seems like Peterik and his big hair are always on tv with the current version of Ides Of March here in Chicago. I listened to the Vehicle album a few weeks ago to decide if I wanted to buy the LP...
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    XIV was a rebound after 13 with some of the...

    XIV was a rebound after 13 with some of the edgiest songs they did since V, but it wasn't very commercial and I think they had a falling out with Columbia leading to poor promotion. I haven't heard...
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    The ending of Stan Kenton's Chicago III suite...

    The ending of Stan Kenton's Chicago III suite (with a young Peter Erskine playing the drum solo):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ8unj1DHQM
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    Fun album, I object more to the 5-minute...

    Fun album, I object more to the 5-minute "Moonchild" style free improv section and the equally long flute solo than the 1 minute 30 second drum solo.
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    There was also a great Lamm song "Manipulation"...

    There was also a great Lamm song "Manipulation" leading off the early 80's album Chicago XIV. It has a solo by a guitarist named Chris Pinnick that reminds me of John Goodsall with Brand X.
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    Unlike most people I encounter in these...

    Unlike most people I encounter in these discussion groups, I prefer the second BS&T album to the first. They went downhill soon after that, although there is some fun stuff on the 1972-74 albums with...
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    I'm guessing the features here will be more of...

    I'm guessing the features here will be more of FZ's early 70's orchestral music, and some new takes/mixes of the groupie songs.
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    ^^ Yes, heavy on dialogue/interviews, but a very...

    ^^ Yes, heavy on dialogue/interviews, but a very pleasant surprise that they're able to reissue the movie and soundtrack album.
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    The Hampton Grease Band had some Zappa...

    The Hampton Grease Band had some Zappa connections but Ruth was not one. She was in the Hamilton Face Band.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szo8yjEQCCo
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    The U.S. band from the 70's Grits who had a...

    The U.S. band from the 70's Grits who had a couple archival CDs on Cuneiform had some Zappaesque songs.
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    ^^ Ted Reinhardt had been in Spyro Gyra for the...

    ^^ Ted Reinhardt had been in Spyro Gyra for the album Morning Dance (guest Tom Schuman is one of the linchpins of that band) but from what I've heard of this album Gamalon was a more...
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    My understanding is that to get the soundtrack in...

    My understanding is that to get the soundtrack in the 90's Ryko had to do a terrible deal where they bought the entire MGM soundtrack catalog and spent far more than they could have earned. Whether...
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    On the topic of Zappa's orchestral music, Tower...

    On the topic of Zappa's orchestral music, Tower and HMV Japan are listing a 200 Motels anniversary set (6 CDs or 2 CDs, also vinyl) to be released October 29.
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    I read about Zappa's visit somewhere (Bruford's...

    I read about Zappa's visit somewhere (Bruford's autobio I think) and he became friendly with Holdsworth after that.
  54. Replacing "hobo" with "drifter" for the hit...

    Replacing "hobo" with "drifter" for the hit version was a good idea.
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    I read this on Jean-Luc Ponty's Facebook feed....

    I read this on Jean-Luc Ponty's Facebook feed. Sad news. He played with Ponty and Billy Cobham starting in the 80's.
  56. I listened to the original "Here I Go Again" once...

    I listened to the original "Here I Go Again" once and Neil and the drummer (was it Paice? I forget) add some personality to the song that is absent in the hit version.
  57. For reference, here is the Bob Daisley interview...

    For reference, here is the Bob Daisley interview (he also played prog in his early days, although not in a band I've heard of.)...
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    So it was their last Hurrah (haw haw haw).

    So it was their last Hurrah (haw haw haw).
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    Village/Echidna's was one of the highlights of...

    Village/Echidna's was one of the highlights of the Zappa Band show I saw last weekend.
  60. Neil Murray interview in Rolling Stone (prog/Canterbury content)

    One of the more interesting things to come out of Rolling Stone recently has been a series of long interviews with rock sidemen. The latest installment is bassist Neil Murray, mostly discussing his...
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