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    It's the same group Steve had worked with...

    It's the same group Steve had worked with recently on Time. I have to imagine he had some ideas -- maybe leftovers from that project -- that he felt would benefit from their contributions. The...
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    I've seen Jon and Chris quoted on this more than...

    I've seen Jon and Chris quoted on this more than once. Their shared aim when they founded Yes was to create music that mixed the complex vocal harmonies of Simon and Garfunkle or The Association with...
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    And Peter Banks would slip in lots of little...

    And Peter Banks would slip in lots of little quotes throughout his solos. But I've seen Bill use both YIND and NON,NEN as examples of Yes copping western TV themes.
  4. I really like what Beck did with this. He took...

    I really like what Beck did with this. He took the basic framework of PM's version and totally reimagined it into something way cooler. PM's original was still a good song, but this has vibe for...
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    Thanks for pointing that out. Very good point.

    Thanks for pointing that out. Very good point.
  6. Agreed about the video, but the song is catchy....

    Agreed about the video, but the song is catchy. It's the sort of thing I feel like Steven Wilson is trying to do these days but has no chance whatsoever of pulling off the way Sir Paul can do in his...
  7. New Paul McCartney song & video for Find My Way (Paul lives!)

    "Find My Way", featuring Beck. Worth a look.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2Q4hAQ4fEw
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    Wasn't expecting a guitar-synth duel on a...

    Wasn't expecting a guitar-synth duel on a latter-day Yes studio recording, but it's obviously a very good harbinger for the rest of the album. I'll also go out on a limb and conjecture that they want...
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    Re: they're most obvious influences, there was a...

    Re: they're most obvious influences, there was a reason that back in the day Rush was called "Lil Zep", "Zeppelin Junior", etc.
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    Talk, talk, it's all talk Too much talk Small...

    Talk, talk, it's all talk
    Too much talk
    Small talk
    Talk that trash
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    You all have it wrong. Journey was ruined when...

    You all have it wrong. Journey was ruined when Ross Valory started playing a Steinberger.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aA
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    Hasn't Steven Wilson built his reputation around...

    Hasn't Steven Wilson built his reputation around writing memorable music about less than savory topics? On tour he would often say something along the lines of "The saddest subject matter often...
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    Cool, you mean I own 3 albums worth $50? ;)

    Cool, you mean I own 3 albums worth $50? ;)
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    Well, it's good to hear it wasn't entirely a...

    Well, it's good to hear it wasn't entirely a phoned-in affair (which I could understand due to Covid), but the thing Yes has needed for a LONG time is a rhythmic kick up the ass, and the top line...
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    The initial review is a great example how...

    The initial review is a great example how checking one thing out leads you down a bread crumb of discoveries until suddenly your collection is bulging with a bunch of new music!

    Re: this disc, it...
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    Wow, RIP. Kansas would not have been Kansas...

    Wow, RIP. Kansas would not have been Kansas without his violin and vocals. The band had many double threats, and he was an important one. He'll be missed.
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    Photos from the Tampa rehearsals are up on Tony's...

    Photos from the Tampa rehearsals are up on Tony's website.
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    This is quite a diverse batch of song-lets. Maybe...

    This is quite a diverse batch of song-lets. Maybe Henry can weigh in, but I'm wondering if this is Jon clearing out some of those Internet collaborations he's talked about so often. For example, the...
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    Yeah, I'm guessing they'll err on the side of not...

    Yeah, I'm guessing they'll err on the side of not over-taxing everyone with brand new brain burners after such a long layoff. I'm guessing they'll dust off the most recent setlist and do what they...
  20. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    Yeah, I see this setlist as Genesis being...

    Yeah, I see this setlist as Genesis being tentative about playing the newer, poppy stuff. But also notice only three songs from And Then There Were Three. I get the sense they felt it wasn't an...
  21. I've heard the Phil interview but the Peter one...

    I've heard the Phil interview but the Peter one is new to me. I have to admit to being surprised at how proficient a piano player he was in '74. One wonders how much of the material that would appear...
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    Anyone else scratching their head that they title...

    Anyone else scratching their head that they title an album "The Quest", with a Roger Dean cover, and it's not a concept album?

    Or is it?... :huh
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    Color me... hoping to have my low expectations...

    Color me... hoping to have my low expectations exceeded. The shorter song lengths leads me to believe this will lean more toward the singer-songwriter style the band has favored of late. My other...
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    Kinda looks like Mickey Dunford.

    Kinda looks like Mickey Dunford.
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    RIP Richard Donner

    The NYT has a good obit. Personally, I found the Lethal Weapon films to be overrated, but Scrooged is an annual holiday viewing event in this household.
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    RIP. I love that Lucifer's Friend album.

    RIP. I love that Lucifer's Friend album.
  27. I'm guessing he sticks with his current approach...

    I'm guessing he sticks with his current approach because it's sustainable economically. I thought I saw some video of Roger working with Steve and it looked like the studio setup might have been...
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    Oh God, why do I have scenes from High Fidelity...

    Oh God, why do I have scenes from High Fidelity flashing through my head? :O
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    RIP

    RIP
  30. That juggler dude also opened for at least one of...

    That juggler dude also opened for at least one of the Asia shows I saw around '82.
  31. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    Ooo - I might have to grab that one. ...


    Ooo - I might have to grab that one.

    EDIT: Except I just checked and it's OOP. :(
  32. I'm sort of in this camp. IMO Mike and Tony...

    I'm sort of in this camp. IMO Mike and Tony probably thought Steve's writing for Voyage was OK, but a bit too dark and obtuse for their tastes. Even on Trick you can see the other three leaning...
  33. Hackett and Hawkwind were a major influence on...

    Hackett and Hawkwind were a major influence on Mike Holmes of IQ. Hackett's guitar style popped up in loads of neo bands in the early-mid 80s. It became a cliche to some extent.
  34. I remember this bit, and it would go a long way...

    I remember this bit, and it would go a long way to explaining why Steve left. Steve strikes me as the kind of guy -- back then, anyways -- who would bury his feelings or grudges under a happy facade,...
  35. You're right. No 22 in the charts (Defector...

    You're right. No 22 in the charts (Defector actually made it to No 9!), which wasn't bad and frankly surprises me given the struggle other prog-oriented bands were having at the time. And I have to...
  36. Considering this is still the template for 90% of...

    Considering this is still the template for 90% of his solo albums I'd say it's been a success! Too bad it wasn't commercially so at the time, but then again an album like this was meant for 1973-4,...
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    Sweet Loretta thought she was a cleaner, but she...

    Sweet Loretta thought she was a cleaner, but she was a frying pan.
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    In the early Mk II footage I've seen Annie is...

    In the early Mk II footage I've seen Annie is much more brunette than she was later. Same with Camp, actually. I think a bit of hair coloring was purchased as the years went by.
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    I'm pretty sure that's Annie, but I'm also pretty...

    I'm pretty sure that's Annie, but I'm also pretty sure that's NOT Neil Korner on bass. Could that be John Wetton?
  40. He would, if it was on his terms. I'm guessing...

    He would, if it was on his terms. I'm guessing that would mean Downes getting the boot, and then convincing Steve to swap Billy with Lee Pomeroy (I don't think he'd be so underhanded as to somehow...
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    Holy thread resurrection, Batman! ;) I had to...

    Holy thread resurrection, Batman! ;)

    I had to chime in on this thread because coincidentally I listened to Yessongs while driving to and from a vacation spot over the weekend. Hadn't listened to...
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    My sentiment as well. I think a lot of folks were...

    My sentiment as well. I think a lot of folks were so horrified by the rapping on Roll The Bones and were worried about what might come next that Counterparts was a HUGE relief. Plus the fact that...
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    A trio show? Oh hell yeah!

    A trio show? Oh hell yeah!
  44. With all due respect, I'd argue that with Steve...

    With all due respect, I'd argue that with Steve it IS very much about the past. He's been devoting most of his time on stage to 70s Genesis music, and his solo albums over the past 20 years have...
  45. Say one thing about Steve Hackett: he is prolific.

    Say one thing about Steve Hackett: he is prolific.
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    Only if they can play "The Great Deceiver" as the...

    Only if they can play "The Great Deceiver" as the opener.
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    What it probably means is no more touring for...

    What it probably means is no more touring for this lineup of King Crimson. But I'd be surprised if Fripp announced he was hanging up his guitar for good. Based on the Toyah and Robert videos there's...
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    Got our tix for Sandy, UT. I still can't believe...

    Got our tix for Sandy, UT. I still can't believe they haven't added a Seattle show, but this way I'll get to share KC with my son and TOTALLY CORRUPT HIM. MOO AH AH AHHH!!!

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    Ah,...
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    Rush had their Archives set, which was the first...

    Rush had their Archives set, which was the first three albums. But there was no 4th live disk (but that would have been cool.)
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    I can't say if they're larger, but a bunch are...

    I can't say if they're larger, but a bunch are summer shed types of venue. I can't remember the last time King Crimson played those kinds of venues, but I wonder if that's how they're able to justify...
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    I just saw that Herbie Hancock has a US tour...

    I just saw that Herbie Hancock has a US tour coming up for autumn 2021. He'll be playing the Paramount in Seattle, and I'll probably be going. Based on the most recent footage it looks like he's...
  52. King Crimson will tour the US, but a UK band...

    King Crimson will tour the US, but a UK band can't even play a gig in the UK.
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    I can see it's time again to post... This...

    I can see it's time again to post...



    This dates back to the late 80s. I'll post the rest if anyone's interested. Be warned, though: it's long.
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    I never made the McCalla/Kimball connection, but...

    I never made the McCalla/Kimball connection, but you're right! Wrt the music, I guess there was enough prog in their veins for both Rutherford and Banks to keep mining it for their 1979 solo albums....
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    Sure, but one of the hallmarks of Pink Floyd's...

    Sure, but one of the hallmarks of Pink Floyd's best music was its accessibility, even when it was being psych or proggy. But YMMV.
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    I have a hard time believing they're going to...

    I have a hard time believing they're going to make it out to California but not eventually include Portland and Seattle. There's too many people they're connected to in the Seattle area, especially,...
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    To clarify... Nice to see west coast dates...

    To clarify...


    Nice to see west coast dates being added, although I may go to Sandy, UT for this tour cuz my son lives in the area and it's time for some fatherly cultural education! :horns
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    I went to the SoCal Radio KAOS show, which was...

    I went to the SoCal Radio KAOS show, which was around the same time Floyd toured the area. Anyways, the rivalry was very tangible. The prevailing sentiment I picked up from people going to the show...
  59. Didn't know Steve -- never met him. But it's a...

    Didn't know Steve -- never met him. But it's a sad day when we lose one of our own, especially before his time. RIP and condolences to the family. I'll raise a glass tonight.

    :horns:heart
  60. I wonder if Annie has seen this 1974 RTL footage...

    I wonder if Annie has seen this 1974 RTL footage that recently resurfaced.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKJx4V_7hj8
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