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    Great! I literally laughed out loud at the last...

    Great! I literally laughed out loud at the last line of the chorus.
  2. Except that I have pretty much no idea what that...

    Except that I have pretty much no idea what that means!



    Thanks very much for listening! Twice even! That closing section ("The Forest for the Trees") was basically recorded in real time, in...
  3. I remember the National Lampoon running a letter...

    I remember the National Lampoon running a letter from Fleetwood Mac explaining the assorted sexual entanglements among all the members, ending something to the effect of "And John Mayall used to fuck...
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    You know, this guy. ...

    You know, this guy.

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/image.php?u=19&dateline=1353715717
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    It would have been a nice point of interest for...

    It would have been a nice point of interest for him to point out that, while they are hugely different grooves, the Tool song and "Whipping Post" use the same "version" of 11, subdivided 3+3+3+2.
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    Oh man, now that’s more like it! Solid version....

    Oh man, now that’s more like it! Solid version. New Jon did a fine job. Now on what song does he play the green bell pepper?
  7. It is a hell of a story. Morrison actually did...

    It is a hell of a story. Morrison actually did make it to the gig, and even to the stage...during Jefferson Airplane's opening set, where he invited himself to cavort around the stage. That was where...
  8. Do I smell...elderberries???

    Do I smell...elderberries???
  9. Well, there's the rub. There's nothing that I...

    Well, there's the rub. There's nothing that I know of that would make a compelling addition if they had decided to go for an expanded release. There are single and promo edits of TaaB, but I doubt...
  10. Yes, it’s the 2012 Wilson remix.

    Yes, it’s the 2012 Wilson remix.
  11. I am surprised they didn’t take the opportunity...

    I am surprised they didn’t take the opportunity to expand the book set to make it comparable to the subsequent multi-disc sets.
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    The one time we saw Yes with Tony as the sole...

    The one time we saw Yes with Tony as the sole keyboardist, he spent so much time with with only one hand on the keys (the other raised in a rock star posture), my wife from then on always referred to...
  13. Never been much of a Fleetwood Mac fan, but Bare...

    Never been much of a Fleetwood Mac fan, but Bare Trees is one of the few albums I own. Like the title track a lot.
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    I wonder if the use of Wakeman specifically is a...

    I wonder if the use of Wakeman specifically is a reference to the apocryphal story that the Pistols being kicked off A&M immediately after being signed was done at Wakeman's insistence.
  15. Melanie: Candles in the Rain Remi Gassman:...

    Melanie: Candles in the Rain
    Remi Gassman: Electronics/Oskar Sala: Five Improvisations on Magnetic Tape
    Bertram Turetzky: Music by Donald Erb, J.M. Mestres-Quadreny, Will Ogdon, Netty Simons
    Barry...
  16. I found it in a box of free records on the...

    I found it in a box of free records on the sidewalk on Saturday. Cover is water damaged, but the discs are fine. Also picked out a Melanie album and Aum's Bluesvibes.

    Agree that the studio tracks,...
  17. Moody Blues: Caught Live + 5 Aum: Bluesvibes...

    Moody Blues: Caught Live + 5
    Aum: Bluesvibes
    Alain Markusfeld: Platock
    Brian Auger & the Trinity: Definitely What!
    Rolling Stones: Aftermath
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    No, they just shoehorned it into the existing...

    No, they just shoehorned it into the existing track order. I've always just kept my old CD, as I would hate to lose the transition from "One of the Few" to "The Hero's Return" (probably my favorite...
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    "Which album has 'Echo Beach' on it?"

    "Which album has 'Echo Beach' on it?"
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    Oh, you're in for a treat!

    Oh, you're in for a treat!
  21. Christian Vander: Ẁurdah Ďtah Charles Wuorinen:...

    Christian Vander: Ẁurdah Ďtah
    Charles Wuorinen: Percussion Symphony
    Nicole M.Mitchell: Maroon Cloud
    Frank Zappa: Baby Snakes
    Hermeto Pascoal: Planetário da Gávea
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    Notice that the Trevor Rabin review directly...

    Notice that the Trevor Rabin review directly follows a Yes review. Prescient!
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    They did! 16084 I also found a fairly...

    They did!

    16084

    I also found a fairly baffled capsule review of Parchesi Pie--in its entirety: "Lots of absurdist babbling and some weird futuristic music here and there. I don't know what to...
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    I originally knew about the Muffins from the...

    I originally knew about the Muffins from the Sampler, of course, and I think I heard about Manna/Mirage from an ad in Trouser Press. Don't remember if they ran a review, though.
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    Exactly. White's playing on the studio recording...

    Exactly. White's playing on the studio recording of "Silent Wings" is nimble and nuanced; Schellen just bulldozes through it.
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    Not bad enough to stop me from going if I hadn’t...

    Not bad enough to stop me from going if I hadn’t already given up on Yesshows. The opening of “And You and I” was a remarkable fuckup (someone actually had to yell “1-2-3-4!”), but that’s unlikely to...
  27. He could have written Harry Rags.

    He could have written Harry Rags.
  28. Looks like there were "thanks" to those composers...

    Looks like there were "thanks" to those composers on European editions of the LP, but not on North American pressings.
  29. Ha! It's the only one (of the original seven...

    Ha! It's the only one (of the original seven albums with Morrison) I don't own on vinyl. Still have my original copies of Strange Days, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, and Absolutely Live purchased in...
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    Love Billy's bow after that "And You and I"...

    Love Billy's bow after that "And You and I" trainwreck. Geoff looks weirdly useless on "Roundabout." Even Tony Kaye managed to keep himself occupied during those parts, with both hands, no less!...
  31. Sounds like "Gotta Get Up" in Russian Doll.

    Sounds like "Gotta Get Up" in Russian Doll.
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    I own well over half of these, but I must be...

    I own well over half of these, but I must be missing a trick by not owning any SBB.
  33. :up :up

    :up :up
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    I'm holding out for the Balloons for the Dog box...

    I'm holding out for the Balloons for the Dog box set.
  35. I hereby start the rumor that it's a blotter hit.

    I hereby start the rumor that it's a blotter hit.
  36. Did you try it on different players? I just...

    Did you try it on different players? I just checked that track and it plays through fine for me.
  37. It keeps flying out of the box too. Has a mind of...

    It keeps flying out of the box too. Has a mind of its own.
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    IIRC, when Exposure came out, somebody asked...

    IIRC, when Exposure came out, somebody asked Fripp if there was any way to know who played on which tracks. Fripp replied, "Listen."
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    It wasn't. "Don't Kill the Whale" was the single...

    It wasn't. "Don't Kill the Whale" was the single from this album.
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    That would explain a lot.

    That would explain a lot.
  41. The Fripp box has arrived, courtesy of Wayside. ...

    The Fripp box has arrived, courtesy of Wayside.

    It did include a branded freebie. (A Bubblemath light-up keychain doohickey.)

    Disc 29 plays fine on my antiquated Onkyo.
  42. Thank you so much for your thoughts, Michael! I...

    Thank you so much for your thoughts, Michael! I really enjoyed your take on the sound pictures. It had not occurred to me to assign the cover turtle a name; though if it had, he would have been...
  43. They used Elvis’s bass player, Jerry Scheff, on...

    They used Elvis’s bass player, Jerry Scheff, on this album. There was also a second guitarist, Marc Benno from Asylum Choir.
  44. Except for that jarringly jaunty bridge with the...

    Except for that jarringly jaunty bridge with the extremely childish “Ooh, we almost said fuck!” joke
  45. If ramshackle is what you're after, the...

    If ramshackle is what you're after, the intriguingly titled outtake "She Smells So Nice" is for you. (Spoiler alert: it's hilariously awful.)
  46. Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy/Prometheus, Poem of...

    Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy/Prometheus, Poem of Fire (Ormandy, Philadelphia)
    Malicorne: Malicorne 4
    Wayne Shorter: Schizophrenia
    Pere Ubu: The Art of Walking
    Asylum Choir: II
    Charles Wuorinen:...
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    "Sure, I'll play it on my Fender Rhodes."

    "Sure, I'll play it on my Fender Rhodes."
  48. "Get off my lawn!"

    "Get off my lawn!"
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    "Soon" really does sound like it could be a...

    "Soon" really does sound like it could be a Vangelis melody. Sounds plausible to me, too. (And I'm one of those who has always rejected the "Vangelis played on Olias" theory out of hand.)
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    I just recently finished watching The Sopranos...

    I just recently finished watching The Sopranos for the first time. (It was in my Netflix queue for a couple of YEARS before they finally started sending the discs.) In one of the later episodes...
  51. No, most of it was written with Taupin.

    No, most of it was written with Taupin.
  52. I heard somewhere that it was going to be BC...

    I heard somewhere that it was going to be BC Friday this week, but that was obviously fake news. Would have been convenient since I just released a new CD this week.
  53. Last time I saw them, when they were touring...

    Last time I saw them, when they were touring behind Camera Camera, they were booked into a club (the Bacchanal in San Diego).
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    If it's Braun, flush it down?

    If it's Braun, flush it down?
  55. She's still going pretty far afield for some...

    She's still going pretty far afield for some one-offs. They're playing Rio De Janeiro this Sunday.
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    I consider Watt TYA’s high water mark (with...

    I consider Watt TYA’s high water mark (with Cricklewood Green a very close second). They really come in blazing with “I’m Coming On.” As Valen’s review says, “Sweet Little Sixteen” does seem like...
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    Not quite the Eagles, but related: at the show I...

    Not quite the Eagles, but related: at the show I saw on the CttE tour, Poco was the support act. (Or co-headliner--Albert Hammond was the opener.)
  58. Commemorating Gary's birthday?

    Commemorating Gary's birthday?
  59. Yesterday I spent most of the day record shopping...

    Yesterday I spent most of the day record shopping in Berkeley...the only thing I had time to play at home was Tyrannosaurus Rex Beard of Stars. But among the albums I heard playing in shops were...
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    Now that you mention it, yeah, very much so!

    Now that you mention it, yeah, very much so!
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