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    I'll have a go at 1967... Beatles - Lovely...

    I'll have a go at 1967...

    Beatles - Lovely Rita (Sgt Peppers)
    Stones - Citadel (Satanic Majesties Request)
    Cream - Dance the Night Away (Disraeli Gears)
    Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale (A...
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    1983 is next up for me...a strange year...

    1983 is next up for me...a strange year considering neoprog, US hardcore punk, alternative and goth were all happening at the same time...

    1) IQ - The Enemy Smacks (Tales from the Lush Attic)
    2)...
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    1970 sounds like an interesting one to try... ...

    1970 sounds like an interesting one to try...

    King Crimson - Cirkus (Lizard)
    Procol Harum - Still There'll be More (Home)
    Grateful Dead - Candyman (American Beauty)
    Van Der Graaf Generator -...
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    Let's go with what I consider one of the greatest...

    Let's go with what I consider one of the greatest prog years ever and one of the toughest to narrow down to 5 songs...1973 ;)

    1) Yes - The Revealing Science of God
    2) Tull - Passion Play...
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    So many great songs I have to leave behind :O ...

    So many great songs I have to leave behind :O

    1) VDGG - Man Erg (Pawn Hearts)
    2) King Crimson - Exiles (USA)
    3) Jethro Tull - Baker St Muse (Minstrel in the Gallery - I wanted A Passion Play as...
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    This^ I love both the studio and live version on...

    This^ I love both the studio and live version on USA. In fact, between Larks Tongues, USA, The Road to Red box, The Great Deceiver box, numerous King Crimson Collecters Club '73/'74 shows and the 4...
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    Since many seem to be drilling back into their...

    Since many seem to be drilling back into their teenage years for the answer, I'll do the same. 1975 was the year this 15 year old really got into prog and I'll keep the list to songs on 1975...
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    I actually bought one of those mid 80's Guild...

    I actually bought one of those mid 80's Guild Brian May signature models back in the day and it was awful...I dumped it a couple months later at a big loss for a used BC Rich Warlock that I loved and...
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    This is a very interesting story about John Birch...

    This is a very interesting story about John Birch and makes me wonder. In addition to your story about Brian May, I've read that Tony Iommi was never completely happy with Birch's take on his...
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    That's a really good question and I don't have an...

    That's a really good question and I don't have an answer. I know it's not because of a change in guitar...Sabotage was the final album Tony used what's known as "The Monkey" (his red Gibson SG with...
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    True. As a lifelong Sabbath fan and player of an...

    True. As a lifelong Sabbath fan and player of an Epiphone Tony Iommi Ltd Ed SG I can add some details.

    For the 1st 2 Sabbath albums Tony played in standard E tuning, but with incredibly light...
  12. Big surprise. I haven't believed or paid...

    Big surprise. I haven't believed or paid attention to anything Rolling Stone has said for decades...especially anything about prog :roll
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    Very happy to see, "Look Back in Anger" on the...

    Very happy to see, "Look Back in Anger" on the list. Lodger is my favorite Bowie album and I'd also include, "Red Sails"...Belew's solo at the end is brilliant. I'd also add my 2 favorite Fripp...
  14. Thanks, I never thought to check the credits on...

    Thanks, I never thought to check the credits on the back ;)
  15. Are you saying that's not a picture of Cross...

    Are you saying that's not a picture of Cross circa 1974 but one taken 40 years later especially for the Road to Red box? If true, I'm not sure why they'd bother taking a shot of him to match the...
  16. Speaking of Cross being edited out of USA, I...

    Speaking of Cross being edited out of USA, I always felt sorry for him and the way his involvement in Crimson ended. There's an interesting photo included in the Road to Red box. Along with the...
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    Thanks for taking the time, I hope you like what...

    Thanks for taking the time, I hope you like what you hear ;)

    1) "Mutiny in Jonestown" was originally a song title by my favorite 80's post-punk band, "The Minutemen". I like the connotation of...
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    Mutiny in Jonestown - 1987 to Present

    Hi all,

    I've been releasing albums from my one-man prog band Mutiny in Jonestown since 1987. While I've been a member of Progressive Ears since 2014, I don't believe I ever mentioned the band...
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    Knowing Blackmore, I'm shocked he didn't tear the...

    Knowing Blackmore, I'm shocked he didn't tear the book into little pieces and throw it at the guy ;)
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    Cool, I learned Tony Banks' Mad Man Moon piano...

    Cool, I learned Tony Banks' Mad Man Moon piano intro from that book and it was spot on. I gained a huge amount of respect for Banks' composing and playing ability from studying that book, there's...
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    Absolutely. Wrong key, wrong chords, etc...it...

    Absolutely. Wrong key, wrong chords, etc...it really depends on who did the transcription. One of, if not the best and most accurate prog sheet music books I ever bought (and still break out from...
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    Also had a look at the Live at the Rainbow '73...

    Also had a look at the Live at the Rainbow '73 show and took this screenshot...again looks suspiciously like the bass pedals Jon Anderson was playing ;)

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    Very cool...didn't know that. Just had a close...

    Very cool...didn't know that. Just had a close look at the Belgian TV clip of The Musical Box, it's not a very clear picture but it appears Rutherford does indeed have a 1 octave bass pedal...
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    I always figured John would sit on the ground and...

    I always figured John would sit on the ground and use his hands on the "Clocks The Angel of Mons" Taurus part...either that or sit down and play with both feet. I can't imagine hopping around on one...
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    I believe I read they were made by an Italian...

    I believe I read they were made by an Italian organ company...possibly Crumar? I thought they might appear on the 1972 Belgian TV appearance during the Fountain of Salmacis but didn't see any bass...
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    Well played. Without Fripp's stern eye watching...

    Well played. Without Fripp's stern eye watching every move BB made he probably figured it was time to let it loose for a change :lol
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    I don't remember my local DJ's comments while I...

    I don't remember my local DJ's comments while I was recording that night, but I do remember he broke the show in half as well and played John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" between them - it was...
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    Glad I was able to rekindle some memories of the...

    Glad I was able to rekindle some memories of the excellent Pittsburgh show! For anyone who hasn't heard it, you might want to check it out on youtube (link provided earlier). It was a radio...
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    There's a version I haven't seen mentioned yet. ...

    There's a version I haven't seen mentioned yet. I have a recording of the 4/13/76 radio simulcast of the Trick of the Tail tour from the Syria Mosque Hall in Pittsburgh. I originally recorded it on...
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    Send me the GPS coordinates and I'll have my...

    Send me the GPS coordinates and I'll have my neighbor aim his projectiles your way ;)
  31. '72 was great, but I prefer '73 with: ...

    '72 was great, but I prefer '73 with:

    Topographic > CTTE
    Selling England > Foxtrot
    Dark Side > Obscured by Clouds
    Passion Play > Brick
    Brain Salad Surgery > Trilogy

    Also some of my fave...
  32. The Tubes '76 Gentle Giant '76 Yes '76, '77,...

    The Tubes '76
    Gentle Giant '76
    Yes '76, '77, '78, '79, '91
    Tull '76, '77, '78, '79, '85, '87
    ELO '76
    ELP '77
    Genesis '77, '78, '80
    Uriah Heep '78
    The Who '79
    Led Zeppelin '77
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    I'd be happy if my idiot neighbor kept his...

    I'd be happy if my idiot neighbor kept his festive explosives out of my airspace...
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    Wouldn't surprise me if FZ supported the "freedom...

    Wouldn't surprise me if FZ supported the "freedom of speech" aspect of rap (he'd have to...otherwise his PMRC testimony would have been blatantly hypocritical) but would have had a satirical field...
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    From Tinseltown Rebellion's 'Dance Contest': ...

    From Tinseltown Rebellion's 'Dance Contest':

    "I have an important message to deliver to all the cute people all over the world. If you're out there and you're cute, maybe you're beautiful, I just...
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    Shortly after the PMRC hearings, I heard FZ...

    Shortly after the PMRC hearings, I heard FZ interviewed on Berkeley radio station KPFA discussing his possible plans for a presidential run. I remember very clearly 2 of his statements that might...
  37. I hear you. From finding an arrangement I liked,...

    I hear you. From finding an arrangement I liked, to defining the Radias patches, to actually recording and mastering took a solid 4 weeks. Pictures is my all time fave orchestral piece though so it...
  38. Thanks Rarebird! I love using the stereo field...

    Thanks Rarebird! I love using the stereo field as much as possible and think it makes for a much more interesting listen. I just wish quadraphonic hadn't died so I could mess with front to back and...
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    FTK was my 1st Rush album so always holds a...

    FTK was my 1st Rush album so always holds a special place over the rest. Hemis next with 2112 in last...
  40. Sorry it took so long to reply...haven't been...

    Sorry it took so long to reply...haven't been around for quite awhile ;)

    Oh ya, everyone who played in late 70's Bay Area prog bands knew of Netherworld. Scott Stacy was pretty much considered...
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    My all time fave fusion/prog song...Linear Dance...

    My all time fave fusion/prog song...Linear Dance from '75's Shadowfax - Watercourse Way album. Remarkably, this is the same Shadowfax before they went new age with Wyndham Hill in the 80's. Love...
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    As I started looking for albums, I realized it...

    As I started looking for albums, I realized it was pretty slim picking for prog these 2 years...oh well...limiting it to 5 per year, I'd go with...

    1987
    Dukes of Stratosfear - Chips from the...
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    Happy Birthday Steve! One of the things I've...

    Happy Birthday Steve! One of the things I've always loved best about him was the way he'd incorporate guitars you wouldn't normally expect to hear (pedal steel, dobro, steel, mandolin, etc) into his...
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    I consider it a psych classic though cutting "Sing this all together" to a couple minutes and putting on "We Love You" & "Dandelion" would have made it even better...not as good as Sgt Peppers, but...
  45. I've always liked Queen II best but Bohemian...

    I've always liked Queen II best but Bohemian Rhapsody made A Night at the Opera a totally unique album in the history of rock ;)
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    Going to show my age here...anyone else remember...

    Going to show my age here...anyone else remember when Revolution and Hey Jude were 1st aired on the Ed Sullivan show? I believe Hey Jude was first with Revolution shown the following Sunday night. ...
  47. Well, Freddy Mercury turned audience...

    Well, Freddy Mercury turned audience participation into an art form (for better or worse) :lol
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    Oddly enough, I bought "Playing the Fool" 1st and...

    Oddly enough, I bought "Playing the Fool" 1st and the "Excerpts from Octopus" was so outstanding that when I heard the studio versions of those "excerpts" they really paled in comparison. It took...
  49. Lucky enough to see him and his touring band at a...

    Lucky enough to see him and his touring band at a small club in the early 90's. After the proper show ended, a roadie brought out a chair and setup a mic. Steve came out and for the encore played...
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    Never did it myself...had asthma and lived...

    Never did it myself...had asthma and lived through enough of it with both parents filling my childhood with smoke (and alcohol). When I saw a cousin after about 25 years of no contact, he was still...
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    RIP Gail...and thanks for releasing so much cool...

    RIP Gail...and thanks for releasing so much cool FZ stuff after we lost him :good
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    My least fave of the Godbluff/StillLife/WR...

    My least fave of the Godbluff/StillLife/WR trilogy. Still occasionally give a listen to When She Comes, A Place to Survive, and my fave off the album Wondering.
  53. Nope...started with Warrior on the Edge of Time...

    Nope...started with Warrior on the Edge of Time and worked my way forward...have to put this one on my list ;)
  54. I actually prefer when Steve does the vocals on...

    I actually prefer when Steve does the vocals on his solo albums...possibly why Please Don't Touch is by far my least fave of his 1st 4 ;)
  55. Ya, and I thank Banks for being so arrogant or we...

    Ya, and I thank Banks for being so arrogant or we wouldn't have Hackett's fantastic canon of solo work ;)
  56. Cool. Never heard Space Ritual...the earliest...

    Cool. Never heard Space Ritual...the earliest Hawkwind live album I have is Hawklords Live and I don't recall that one being drastically sped up ;)
  57. The 1st band that came to mind was Hawkwind. I...

    The 1st band that came to mind was Hawkwind. I love how they played super fast versions of Assault & Battery/Magnu/Master of the Universe/etc beginning in the late 80's with Friday Rock Show through...
  58. Fantastic version of Darkness 11/11 ;)

    Fantastic version of Darkness 11/11 ;)
  59. Well, can't agree with that...as I said, the...

    Well, can't agree with that...as I said, the opening song is awful but after that I love Flight 19, City of Light, That Falling Feeling, etc... It's just a very different feel than 801...
  60. I love them both (except for the 1st song/title...

    I love them both (except for the 1st song/title cut on Listen Now which is this horrific funk/rock mess), but "801 Live" is really a completely different animal than "Listen Now". There isn't even a...
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