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  1. This is where I've been at for at least a decade....

    This is where I've been at for at least a decade. Once I can hear a song pretty much start to finish inside my head I no longer enjoy listening to it. Sometimes (e.g., Aqualung, Won't Get Fooled...
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    ^^^ A few years ago a PE member said he had...

    ^^^

    A few years ago a PE member said he had heard a radio interview where Hillage answered this exact question: Apparently the answers were "Love" and "eLectricity"... Maybe "Life" too?

    My own...
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    I enjoy the Pardo/Popoff shows on Fridays and the...

    I enjoy the Pardo/Popoff shows on Fridays and the "Prog Seat" shows. I think four people is the max for effective shows. With more than four the shows can drag. Everyone feels they need to get a word...
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    In contrast to advice regarding most prog bands,...

    In contrast to advice regarding most prog bands, start with the most recent and go backwards in time. When you hit one you dislike, stop.
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    ^^^ That is interesting that you mention this...

    ^^^ That is interesting that you mention this Steve. 185 has always baffled me. Like they wanted to go full-on RIO. But why? I enjoy a lot of RIO and it's just not particularly compelling RIO AFAIAC....
  6. The live clip of "Brother to Brother" with Craney...

    The live clip of "Brother to Brother" with Craney and Stuermer was shared here on PE a few years ago. The musicianship is fantastic and the tune hangs together well; a uniquely excellent slab of...
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    After four full listens, I'm starting to like...

    After four full listens, I'm starting to like Turf Ascension. The goofy urgency of Edit Peptide is gone, which threw me off quite a bit initially. There is a lot more here that is contemplative,...
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    Same. For me Blue Sky was the one that really...

    Same. For me Blue Sky was the one that really clicked with me. D&D was good but a little uneven. I checked out after ESM and probably have not listened since. Though I did buy a best-of CD in the...
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    Um, Jon, that's six... But throw in "The...

    Um, Jon, that's six... But throw in "The Remembering" and I would travel long distances to see that show, with the Band Geeks.

    As supportive as I am of the current Yes, I admit that Band Geeks do...
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    I've got 67 of 'em. It is a nice list to remind...

    I've got 67 of 'em. It is a nice list to remind us that there was really a lot of good stuff out there. And I'm surprised some of my "mainstream prog" favorites of the era aren't even on the list:...
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    I've always liked Tormato. I notice this is an...

    I've always liked Tormato. I notice this is an old thread so I wouldn't doubt I'm on here earlier somewhere praising it. But I'll do so again...

    Part of the reason I like it, I'm sure, is that...
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    I just pulled out the MLP "British Tour '75" cd...

    I just pulled out the MLP "British Tour '75" cd for a spin last week. I agree with you on that one! Etheridge had really found his groove with the fusion Soft Machine at this point and the band...
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    Thanks for the heads up. It is not there yet, but...

    Thanks for the heads up. It is not there yet, but I'll check again soon. The Real Glass bandcamp page has some unique downloads like a Baja Prog show where Glass are essentially Richard Sinclair's...
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    While I have never ventured beyond S&C's greatest...

    While I have never ventured beyond S&C's greatest hits, what a great album that is! Perfect "ear candy"... Beautiful harmonies, masterful arrangements, sure, a little lightweight under that, but so...
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    I have seen Yes 10 times between 1980 and 2013....

    I have seen Yes 10 times between 1980 and 2013. I've seen three singers, two guitarists, five keyboardists, but only one Chris and one Alan. Every time Chris and Alan were there holding it all...
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    I just listened to Tago Mago (early 90s CD...

    I just listened to Tago Mago (early 90s CD version) all the way through yesterday and the amazing thing is... It is a truly great sounding album. No matter how "out there" all the music is, the...
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    ^^^ Good pick re: late Roxy Music! Avalon is some...

    ^^^ Good pick re: late Roxy Music! Avalon is some great ear candy.

    Also, staying sort-of within the prog realm.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Tz3LlrgTA

    Or, totally outside the prog...
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    I saw Cuneiform recording artists Zevious several...

    I saw Cuneiform recording artists Zevious several years ago in a big community rec room, and they used *zero* mics. They set up in the middle of the floor, the drums in the middle. The guitar on one...
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    Can - New Victoria Theater London 1976 Santana &...

    Can - New Victoria Theater London 1976
    Santana & McLaughlin - Love Devotion Surrender
    Five Times Surprise - Bonus Disk
    Keef Hartley Band - Battle of NW6 + Overdog
    Television - Marquee Moon
  20. Thanks for the heads up! I'm usually savvy about...

    Thanks for the heads up! I'm usually savvy about malware downloads but I got it too and this one fooled me completely. Is there anything you need to do to get rid of the file? Do you know where it...
  21. Thread: Chris Farlowe

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    ^^^ Thanks for the heads up on this. I never...

    ^^^ Thanks for the heads up on this. I never knew Farlowe was on "Outrider". The album got slagged in the press quite a lot when it came out so I never bothered acquiring it or trying to hear it....
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    This may end up being my #1 album of 2021....

    This may end up being my #1 album of 2021. Usually takes a full additional year for the very best to shake out but it is in the running for sure. Phat, ugly, raw, intense. Bill Frisell meets early...
  23. Thread: Chris Farlowe

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    Exactly... Colosseum were one of those bands I...

    Exactly... Colosseum were one of those bands I had heard about forever but never actually heard up until about 20 years ago. I read a glowing review of a "Live" CD re-issue and ran out to Tower and...
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    IIRC there was an interview with the Spinal Tap...

    IIRC there was an interview with the Spinal Tap actors where they said they immediately hired Parnell for the drummer role after he told them he had been in a band called "Atomic Rooster". The...
  25. Coltrane's Ascension: I finally did the whole thing in one sitting...

    I have owned Coltrane's 40-minute free jazz magnum opus for about 20 years (the CD with both versions on it).

    For the first time, ever, I think I was able to listen to the whole thing (Version...
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    Can - Arles 1975. One of the very best of the '75...

    Can - Arles 1975. One of the very best of the '75 Can boots. Great sound and some real subtle playing. My favorite version of "Coffee or Tea".

    Biota - Cape Flyaway + Half a True Day. I'm still...
  27. Thread: Judy Henske RIP

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    I can't believe I forgot about the classic...

    I can't believe I forgot about the classic Salvation Army Song...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrTgSYrO_y0
  28. Thread: Judy Henske RIP

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    Judy Henske RIP

    My dad's favorite singer of all time. He had seen her several times in SF/Berkeley in the early 60s at a club that he mentioned but I can't remember. He said she had an amazingly rich voice live that...
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    Can: Watzenborn 1971 + Delay 1968 Gong: Bremen...

    Can: Watzenborn 1971 + Delay 1968
    Gong: Bremen Radio 1974 + Sherwood Forest 1975
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    Glad you went and you liked it. I have listened...

    Glad you went and you liked it. I have listened to some of your electronic music and I can see how you might identify with some of the things Son Lux are doing.

    And it seems that they don't tour...
  31. Nice to see the pre-Camel Bardens material...

    Nice to see the pre-Camel Bardens material getting some attention. I first heard "The Answer" when Esoteric re-issued it on CD about 10 years ago. I listened a few times on YT and I was hooked;...
  32. Thread: Band Mascots

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    Little River Band has the platypus. Even the new...

    Little River Band has the platypus. Even the new versions of the band with no Aussies in the lineup still use it...

    Osibisa with their flying elephants.

    Budgie with the bird-headed guy on the...
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    I saw Alan Parsons last night

    Great show. Some prog rock, pomp rock, AOR, even a few yacht rock tunes. But it all worked well as a whole. I don't consider myself a big fan but I know and like most of the hits. The only two...
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    John McLaughlin Electric Dreams Kate & Anna...

    John McLaughlin Electric Dreams
    Kate & Anna McGarrigle Dancer with Bruised Knees + French Record
  35. And that's been a big part of my problem with the...

    And that's been a big part of my problem with the Tull of the last decade. It's not just the horrible vocals. It's Ian's desire to turn the whole show into some kind of multimedia experience where...
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    I saw Santana last night

    First half of set: all the greatest hits of the early 1970s you can shake a stick at. Played very competently and I enjoyed it, but a little rushed and perfunctory. Many solos sounded almost...
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    you are welcome! I've been listening to quite a...

    you are welcome! I've been listening to quite a lot of their studio output (Youtube) since seeing them. Two observations: (1) they are more effective live than in the studio. The sound really...
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    yes it was at the Englert. Nice venue with good...

    yes it was at the Englert. Nice venue with good acoustics for a band like this.
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    Anyone know of Son Lux?

    Just discovered a very promising, new (to me anyway) progressive/experimental/whatever band last night, randomly, who played here in Iowa City. I just felt like seeing some music and went to our...
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    Claudia Quintet: Semi-Formal + September + Super...

    Claudia Quintet: Semi-Formal + September + Super Petite
    Mahavishnu Orchestra: Apocalypse
    Flying Saucer Attack: s/t
    Ambient Temple of the Imagination: Mystery School
  41. Thread: Unexpected Prog

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    It is not actually the Egg version, but boy is it...

    It is not actually the Egg version, but boy is it close. Clearly the soundtrack composer knew Egg's recording and basically lifted the arrangement right down to the Dave Stewart organ sound. But I...
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    I loved the one where the Bubblemath guy was...

    I loved the one where the Bubblemath guy was giving looks to the Turf Ascension hottie while his gf (Edit Peptide) was annoyed. But I didn't quite get it. I thought Turf Ascension might be a new...
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    I think it is great as is. It's really not PF at...

    I think it is great as is. It's really not PF at all but it is a good song. The point is to get attention and the PF name will do that.

    PF is huge in Russia and Eastern Europe so this release...
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    +2. I just discovered Sparks in 2021 as a result...

    +2. I just discovered Sparks in 2021 as a result of some friends talking up the biopic about them. I had heard about them for 40+ years but never actually paid any attention. Steady Drip was a big...
  45. I just bought the entire Karfagen discography in...

    I just bought the entire Karfagen discography in digital form. I hope Mr. Kalugin is in a position where he can receive the money and I hope he's able to put it to good use!
  46. Definitely albums I owned as a teenager: Asia...

    Definitely albums I owned as a teenager:
    Asia s/t
    Beatles Let it Be
    Soft Machine Third
    King Crimson Discipline
    Genesis Trespass
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    :up I've been spending some quality time with...

    :up I've been spending some quality time with this one recently, which is now as old as TYA and Fragile was, when Keys came out... But I digress.

    Here's my take: Over the years it has continuously...
  48. That is probably more than the total gross sales...

    That is probably more than the total gross sales of the album, worldwide!
  49. This. When I watched Ian flipping through the...

    This. When I watched Ian flipping through the prints the first thought that came to mind was "a lot of those are downright ugly" even if they are associated with great music.

    Whatever. If doing...
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    Yes, quite an omission... ;) And Procol...

    Yes, quite an omission... ;)

    And Procol Harum's "Worm and the Tree" for that matter.
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    :up Beat me to it... Also all four sides of...

    :up Beat me to it...

    Also all four sides of Soft Machine's Third.

    Caravan: Nine Feet Underground

    Mahavishnu Orch V1: Dream
    MO V2: Hymn to Him (Doesn't actually take up the entire side but...
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    I will have to go back and note the parts. I had...

    I will have to go back and note the parts. I had just listened to the entire CD and noticed there were several sections that seemed like they would go over well in concert. I'm pretty sure CO was one...
  53. ^^^ I had a ticket for the Downes, Payne, Govan...

    ^^^ I had a ticket for the Downes, Payne, Govan and Slade version of Asia in LA. The Key Club maybe? It was billed as some kind of showcase... But I remember coming home from work very tired for some...
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    I bought Passion Play (Wilson remix standalone...

    I bought Passion Play (Wilson remix standalone CD) a few weeks ago thanks to this thread and I'm listening to it for the first time ever. So far so good. I'm baffled why none of the tracks ever...
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    Lots of music today: Ginger Baker African...

    Lots of music today:
    Ginger Baker African Friends '78 + Airforce live in Offenbach '70
    Android Trio Other Worlds
    Bisbaye Sense of an Ending
    Far Corner Risk + Endangered
  56. I would be happy to see you proved right on...

    I would be happy to see you proved right on this... I just haven't heard anything of particular value among the Exposure-era demos (mostly with Wetton and Phil Collins AFAICR) that DGM has made...
  57. The Frippertronics stuff is indeed a treasure...

    The Frippertronics stuff is indeed a treasure trove, and that is likely what makes up the most of this box. Because of that I find the title referencing Exposure to be an odd choice. I would have...
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    Congrats! Beautiful cover. Must look great as a...

    Congrats! Beautiful cover. Must look great as a glossy 12 " x 12".
  59. Thread: Oregon - 1974

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    ^^^ I like the ECM's a lot too! But I also agree...

    ^^^ I like the ECM's a lot too! But I also agree with your caveat. Don't start there.

    I strongly recommend buying the OP's disc set for anyone who doesn't have it. Also, there are some cool Oregon...
  60. :up :up I remember when this came out I posted a...

    :up :up I remember when this came out I posted a comment about how good it was on rec.music.dylan, and it got poo-pooed by the Dylan faithful, I'm sure none of whom bothered to obtain it or listen to...
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