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  1. :lol

    :lol
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    I was blown away when I first saw Live aus Berlin...

    I was blown away when I first saw Live aus Berlin on VHS(!) and for those of us that aren't usually on the band's tour itinerary their live video releases are a welcome substitute. Rammstein have...
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    Rammstein

    I couldn't find a dedicated thread for Rammstein other than a recent concert review (and there was a challenge as to whether the topic belonged on the main forum).

    I've been a fan of the band...
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  5. Over the years I've read a few autobiographies...

    Over the years I've read a few autobiographies and memoirs by musicians - both those who are represented in my music collection and those who aren't. The one thing that strikes me when I read these...
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    I didn't get into SD until the mid-80s after they...

    I didn't get into SD until the mid-80s after they called time out. My only exposure was the radio - I knew that I liked a few songs, "Do It Again" and "Kid Charlemagne "in particular, but I wasn't...
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    New interview with SW: ...

    New interview with SW:

    http://www.undertheradarmag.com/interviews/porcupine_trees_steven_wilson_on_closure_continuation?fbclid=IwAR3KdaGk7ccYcGRmP20EorVugd2KVYkOlZeS-idII50AgV41fRgKi99hek4
  8. Dave Kilminster is doing the "Gilmour" as it...

    Dave Kilminster is doing the "Gilmour" as it were.

    "Playing with his his current band—guitarists Jonathan Wilson and Dave Kilminster, drummer Joey Waronker, guitarist and bassist Gus Seyffert,...
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    Another new track. Perhaps a desire to highlight...

    Another new track. Perhaps a desire to highlight their heritage is what has prompted Omar and Cedric to revive TMV.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7MuV_qNsa8
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    I'm with you on this one Mr. Wilcox. I recently...

    I'm with you on this one Mr. Wilcox. I recently got my physical copy of Zealot which prompted me to give it another listen after a number of weeks. Still enjoy every track on it - that's a big deal...
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    This may be of interest to SD fans: ...

    This may be of interest to SD fans:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jul/07/linda-hoover-on-her-great-lost-lp-with-steely-dan-i-mean-to-shine
  12. That is a killer setlist. I enjoyed the show I...

    That is a killer setlist. I enjoyed the show I saw but I would have been blown away had I seen your gig.
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    If you've got some time to spare I highly...

    If you've got some time to spare I highly recommend a browse through the Steely Dan Archive - https://sdarchive.com/ - for more of an insight into Messrs Becker and Fagen. I particularly enjoy the...
  14. Celestial Son (feat. Gavin Harrison)

    Earlier on in the year I got a link via FB to a new song by a band called Celestial Son. I presume I received the message because of the mention of Gavin Harrison. This band seems to have been around...
  15. This is Ben's best yet. I don't really do...

    This is Ben's best yet. I don't really do symphonic (apart from the originators of the style) but Ben Craven is the exception. This album has a big and, at times, bombastic sound but Ben carries it...
  16. FREE Thumpermonkey compilation on Bandcamp. I...

    FREE Thumpermonkey compilation on Bandcamp.

    I got the following email from the band today -

    "Hey!

    As you may have seen, we've added a FREE Thumpermonkey compilation on our Bandcamp page,...
  17. The drummer is Yoyoka Soma who has been in the...

    The drummer is Yoyoka Soma who has been in the public eye since 2018 (age 8) when she posted a drum cover of Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times".

    https://www.youtube.com/user/kaneaikaneai
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    Well maybe not the best ever :D

    Well maybe not the best ever :D
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    I bought the standard release on CD from a local...

    I bought the standard release on CD from a local retailer (here in Australia - JB Hi-Fi) because my budget didn't allow for the deluxe edition plus shipping from overseas. (I already pushed things...
  20. Great interview. Thanks very much.

    Great interview. Thanks very much.
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    Seeing as this thread is nominally about Yes's...

    Seeing as this thread is nominally about Yes's (now non-)Relayer tour and Tom Brislin is being mentioned in recent posts - it seems like an opportune moment to re-watch this video. I think a Yes with...
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    I like that new track a lot. Looking forward to...

    I like that new track a lot. Looking forward to an album release.
  23. This is entirely possible and we will most likely...

    This is entirely possible and we will most likely never know the details. It seems that PT has always maintained a high level of discretion when it comes to internal band relations. It took a long...
  24. In a recent interview done for French music site...

    In a recent interview done for French music site Music Waves the band provide a few more details regarding Colin's absence:

    You said you played bassist in the studio to record this new album, but...
  25. Here's the full vid from Chicago's recent show...

    Here's the full vid from Chicago's recent show (dunno how long it will be up). Garrett looks well - much as when I saw them In Brisbane a little while back.
    ...
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    My first reaction to your post was "is this...

    My first reaction to your post was "is this really an egregious example?". Then I gave it a listen and holy shit it really is chock full o'cheese. I'm quite familiar with this song and yet the...
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    While my music collection does contain...

    While my music collection does contain instrumental music and songs with extended musical passages (duh prog) I much prefer music with lyrics. My standard for lyrics is that they avoid or minimise...
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    That's an interesting line of thought - might be...

    That's an interesting line of thought - might be worth its own thread.
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    A little while back an XTC cover of Mermaid...

    A little while back an XTC cover of Mermaid Smiled came up on the Chalkhills FB page (people posting links to covers is a popular activity). The post was from a Richard Pedretti-Allen but the credit...
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    This from Fripp surprised me "My approach to...

    This from Fripp surprised me "My approach to living has always been one of challenge. I surround myself with pointed sticks. One of the strategies I’ve always used is to spend money that I don’t...
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    Great choice. This prompted me to check Kevin...

    Great choice. This prompted me to check Kevin Moore's Patreon to see if I was up to date on his Chroma Key demo releases. The last one was uploaded in March 2021 so that got me wondering what KM's...
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    It works on a few levels which I feel makes it...

    It works on a few levels which I feel makes it even more entertaining. Eno as "Dick Flash" is asking these extended questions that are often expressing Eno's actual views and covering his past and...
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    I'm very much looking forward to this. That's...

    I'm very much looking forward to this.

    That's a very tantalising and short trailer. Let's all watch this great interview again to further whet our appetites.

    ...
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    Binged this the other day and I really enjoyed...

    Binged this the other day and I really enjoyed it. Very typical Mike Myers with some groan-worthy moments but I laughed out loud many times so it's obviously in synch with my sense of humour. Lots of...
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    Another example that's again not exactly a mascot...

    Another example that's again not exactly a mascot - The Stranglers use the rat from Rattus Norvegicus.
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  36. I'm not much of a Brand X fan but I was really...

    I'm not much of a Brand X fan but I was really pleased when Greyson got the gig with them as his talent is deserving of all the exposure he can get. I really hope that another similar opportunity...
  37. Yes I've got a lot of it in digital format from...

    Yes I've got a lot of it in digital format from Bandcamp although I did manage to get CDs of these:
    Make Me Young, etc.
    Electricity
    Sleep Furiously
    We Bake Our Bread Beneath Her Holy Fire

    At...
  38. Got into them several years ago now when their...

    Got into them several years ago now when their Sleep Furiously album came out. They were mentioned on a thread here about who to look out for in the young upcoming acts. I've got their entire...
  39. It's specifically steampunk fantasy but my first...

    It's specifically steampunk fantasy but my first thought was actually Rush's Clockwork Angels.
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    Just googled that shirt. That is a nice image - a...

    Just googled that shirt. That is a nice image - a clever idea.
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    This came up in my YouTube feed last night before...

    This came up in my YouTube feed last night before I saw the announcement here. Once again it's an absolutely top-notch effort, providing an excellent overview of this album and including details I...
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    These are pure gold. Thanks for posting them.

    These are pure gold. Thanks for posting them.
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    Thanks for that. Good interview and I found that...

    Thanks for that. Good interview and I found that I really liked his band's new single. Will keep an eye on their progress.
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    I've been meaning to revisit this thread to...

    I've been meaning to revisit this thread to express my appreciation for the feedback to my post and to temper my original remarks. My stated opinion of Sierra Leone seems excessive in retrospect -...
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    “Wow! An awards statue! Oh…it’s a Grammy.” 15930

    “Wow! An awards statue! Oh…it’s a Grammy.”
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    How cool is that? Well done DT.

    How cool is that? Well done DT.
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    Agreed. It's hard to believe that the same band...

    Agreed. It's hard to believe that the same band released Life In a Day at the beginning of 1979 and then recorded and released this album at the end of the year.
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    Basically I agree with everything you said...

    Basically I agree with everything you said Sunlight except that I personally don't own any of their studio releases after Once Upon A Time.
    I would have loved to have seen the 5x5 Live tour - the...
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    Sparkle In the Rain's follow up, Once Upon A...

    Sparkle In the Rain's follow up, Once Upon A Time, is where my Simple Minds collection ends. After that one they pushed further into the epic stadium rock world and I lost interest. However, I have...
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    I don't see it as cynicism to use a windfall gain...

    I don't see it as cynicism to use a windfall gain to better one's circumstances or those of others - especially in disadvantaged circumstances.

    But maybe we're talking at cross purposes. Apologies...
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    Is that what I was saying? Thanks for clarifying.

    Is that what I was saying? Thanks for clarifying.
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    I've had this album on repeat for a while and I...

    I've had this album on repeat for a while and I really enjoy it. For me it doesn't have the same musical and lyrical impact as FEAR but really, it's outstanding for a band in their fifth decade to be...
  53. I'm sorry but I don't understand. Did someone use...

    I'm sorry but I don't understand. Did someone use the word dangerous?
  54. Hmmmm. Since 2010 Banks has released two...

    Hmmmm. Since 2010 Banks has released two orchestral albums of new music and Mike+The Mechanics have released two albums of new music and one album of reworkings plus three new tracks. In the same...
  55. Pre-ordered. I live in the same city as Ben and...

    Pre-ordered. I live in the same city as Ben and have been fortunate enough to meet him on several occasions. He's a really nice guy - and I really enjoy his music.
  56. We will have to agree to differ on this. I...

    We will have to agree to differ on this. I believe PG is genuine.
  57. This is my take as well. In some quarters PG is...

    This is my take as well. In some quarters PG is given a hard time for how he focused on his solo career to the almost total exclusion of his Genesis past. I would argue that he probably felt that...
  58. This is pretty good - there are some lyrical...

    This is pretty good - there are some lyrical changes that I feel don't really add anything but the arrangement has some extra components that work quite nicely.
  59. I think that Anderson's management (does he...

    I think that Anderson's management (does he manage himself, is his wife the manager?) needs to be put in touch with someone like Lucy Jordache, Marillion's manager, to talk about their model which,...
  60. There's quite a bit of information about the band...

    There's quite a bit of information about the band members' movements and intentions prior to "A" that is new to me. It would seem that the reconfiguration was not what it appeared at the time with BB...
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