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    Well, SO are a bad example, because they were...

    Well, SO are a bad example, because they were never “expensive used vinyls [sic],” as their releases were on a major label (CBS) with good distribution. I don’t think I ever paid more than $10 for a...
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    Only two, actually. But the best part is, and a...

    Only two, actually. But the best part is, and a lot of latter-day bands could learn from this, they never over-use it!
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    Highly recommended if you don’t own a copy...

    Highly recommended if you don’t own a copy already! I also own the old APM reissue, one of those amazing albums where the bonus tracks are on a par with the original LP. I had just discovered this...
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    The first three John & Yoko albums were very...

    The first three John & Yoko albums were very problematic, as was Some Time in New York City (just check out the title of the lead single to that one). All four were more about provocation than music.
  5. I already own the studio album. What’s the point...

    I already own the studio album. What’s the point of me even seeing them live if they’re just going to carbon-copy the studio recording? Renaissance’s Live at Carnegie Hall is far from the worst album...
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    It’s impossible not to think of it as a bomb but...

    It’s impossible not to think of it as a bomb but yeah, I kind of like it too. That said, there is one aspect of the album which does not work at all, and that’s the concept. It’s so half-baked. It’s...
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    Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame...

    Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame
    Birth Control: Backdoor Possibilities
    ELP: Tarkus
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    You know who was really happy about this? Jody...

    You know who was really happy about this? Jody Watley. After this controversy, everyone forgot about the controversy involving her winning the Best New Artist Grammy in 1988, despite having been...
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    Mine too. I like Zeit lots too, an enticing taste...

    Mine too. I like Zeit lots too, an enticing taste of “what could have been.” EM is also good, but very different from what this band became. The only one of the Ohr albums that never really clicked...
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    Barry said it was fun to make but a total mistake...

    Barry said it was fun to make but a total mistake from a career standpoint. Maurice called it, “the best of times, the worst of films.” :lol
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    It actually happened to ELO too. Starting around...

    It actually happened to ELO too. Starting around Eldorado, Jeff Lynne started contracting actual orchestras, and this became a sticking point for the string players in the band, who were getting used...
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    My first (proper) taste of TD was a weird inroad,...

    My first (proper) taste of TD was a weird inroad, the double vinyl reissue repackaging Alpha Centauri and Atem. On Atem, you could kind of hear the “classic” TD sound in its embryonic form...
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    Or Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    Or Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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    Xanadu wasn’t exactly a dignified exit for Gene...

    Xanadu wasn’t exactly a dignified exit for Gene Kelly but still, better that than the movie he made just before (Viva Knievel!). Xanadu is pretty awful, actually, in part because so much of it is...
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    Oh, what the Hell! ...

    Oh, what the Hell!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBcJZ3-cJKc
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    I could post Ernst-Hugo Järegård shouting “Dansk...

    I could post Ernst-Hugo Järegård shouting “Dansk jävlar!” here, but that might go over badly, especially for any Danes just tuning in.

    But seriously, I’ve been studying Swedish for the last year...
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    Would The Passage count? They are definitely of...

    Would The Passage count? They are definitely of the post-punk era, have a neo-classical edge that could be considered “proggy,” and I have long been a big fan of their stuff:

    ...
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    Phoenix and Sfinx are all I really know. Alas,...

    Phoenix and Sfinx are all I really know. Alas, the Ceaucescu regime held a pretty tight rein on the music scene, so progressive music didn’t really have much of a chance to blossom. It’s a wonder we...
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    The main problem with Buried Alive is it doesn’t...

    The main problem with Buried Alive is it doesn’t really show the band at its best. I had seen them in 1993, 1994 and 2003, and the 1994 show (which was the source of this recording) was significantly...
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    Ruphus: Ranshart Tempest: Living in Fear Fright...

    Ruphus: Ranshart
    Tempest: Living in Fear
    Fright Pig: Out of the Barnyard
    Punishment of Luxury: Laughing Academy
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    Kotebel had a soprano vocalist on Omphalos.

    Kotebel had a soprano vocalist on Omphalos.
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    I keep trying to get Steve Sperry’s “Flame” to go...

    I keep trying to get Steve Sperry’s “Flame” to go viral. It might well be the worst song to hit the Hot 100 in the 70s. But nobody knows it exists. Which is a bit of a disappointment, as it is...
  23. Thread: Prog in Spain

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    Kotebel seem to still be around, but I don’t know...

    Kotebel seem to still be around, but I don’t know if they’re actively touring right now.
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    I cherish my copy. That and Rock & Roll Survivors...

    I cherish my copy. That and Rock & Roll Survivors fulfills my Fanny fix. A shame that the L.A. All-Stars never happened.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ1fVDYSjRc



    They could throw Isis...
  25. Thread: Kayak

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    Merlin is from 1981. I think Ton and Irene...

    Merlin is from 1981. I think Ton and Irene originally intended the whole album to be a conceptual piece all about Merlin (was somebody reading The Crystal Cave, perhaps?) but the record company...
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    Not the biggest Rush fan. Permanent Waves through...

    Not the biggest Rush fan. Permanent Waves through to Signals are really the only ones I have much time for. I don't think they ever really mastered the long-form progressive rock suite. The...
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    Toyah was actually really exciting at the...

    Toyah was actually really exciting at the beginning (Sheep Farming in Barnet and The Blue Meaning), an actual, vital British alternative to the Nina Hagen Band. Unfortunately, I first discovered...
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    Incidentally, you probably have Wanda Landowska...

    Incidentally, you probably have Wanda Landowska to thank for the whole “early music” thing to begin with. The harpsichord had fallen out of favor until she re-popularized in in the 1930s, opening the...
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    Hard-luck singer Evie Sands recorded the original...

    Hard-luck singer Evie Sands recorded the original version of “Angel of the Morning,” turned into a big hit by Merrilee Rush and later Juice Newton. Sands later had a (minor) hit of her own with “I...
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    Birth Control: Increase Hiroko Taniyama: Neko no...

    Birth Control: Increase
    Hiroko Taniyama: Neko no moriniwa kaeranai
  31. What, no Babe Ruth? Apparently Alan Shacklock was...

    What, no Babe Ruth? Apparently Alan Shacklock was a huge Morricone fan:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYsI0xlApvw


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3vc6un_jFw
  32. Thread: Kayak

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    Incidentally, it looks like the Journey Through...

    Incidentally, it looks like the Journey Through Time box set is the only way to get all of the orphaned single tracks, including the Plan single which I don’t think has ever been released on CD...
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    I remember Jayney from the band she was in with...

    I remember Jayney from the band she was in with her two brothers, The Other Ones. Two minor hits: “Holiday” and “We Are What We Are.”



    It’s reminding me of Cado Belle, the soul-rock band Maggie...
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    Truly the only significantly different album,...

    Truly the only significantly different album, musically, was Starlight Dancer. “Want You to Be Mine” and “Irene” were re-recorded from the ground up, and most of the other tracks actually came from...
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    RBB was the album where they really hit the “prog...

    RBB was the album where they really hit the “prog pop” style that they ran with for the balance of their career. I mean, it was there from the start, but those first two albums seemed to be trying to...
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    Apparently he changed his mind at some point as...

    Apparently he changed his mind at some point as he wound up making a couple of solo albums in the 80s, even eking out a minor chart hit with “Rain in May.”

    For the record, I actually quite like...
  37. Thread: 80s pop-synth

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    Has this gem from Peter Godwin been mentioned...

    Has this gem from Peter Godwin been mentioned yet?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wog57sBn0b4

    How about this homegrown act, Combo Audio?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb_gRMH_jko
  38. Thread: Kayak

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    It’s on the (alas, out of print) 3 Originals...

    It’s on the (alas, out of print) 3 Originals double CD. If you still have a record player, it’s easily findable as the B-side to their hit single “Ruthless Queen.”
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    Birth Control: Plastic People Amon Düül II: Wolf...

    Birth Control: Plastic People
    Amon Düül II: Wolf City
  40. Thread: Kayak

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    Ah, the good old Conamus organization at work...

    Ah, the good old Conamus organization at work again, I see.
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    If it’s “yacht” from across the pond you’re...

    If it’s “yacht” from across the pond you’re after, try Germany’s Lake or Norway’s Lava. Or one of the post-modern latter-day purveyors of the style like France’s NightShift or Sweden’s State Cows. Or...
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    Definitely didn’t. My old vinyl copy was the...

    Definitely didn’t. My old vinyl copy was the British release on Harvest.



    The US Harvest release had a different cover from the European one. My old vinyl copy was again the European version.
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    Apart from the proggy stuff on Fanx Ta Ra, their...

    Apart from the proggy stuff on Fanx Ta Ra, their sound I’d say was a peculiarly British take on American AOR. They had a couple of low-ball American hits (“La-Di-Da” and “Run Home Girl”) and one big...
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    Let me guess: those three are the High Tide...

    Let me guess: those three are the High Tide Formation single and “Boezem” (which I believe was their contribution to the Zing je moers taal compilation album). I’m guessing “Chance for a Lifetime” is...
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    You’re right: Prophet 5, then mixing board.

    You’re right: Prophet 5, then mixing board.
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    It’s not as bad as Volle Molle. Half of that...

    It’s not as bad as Volle Molle. Half of that album is inscrutable German comedy routines.
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    Regardless of what you think of Illegal, the 1981...

    Regardless of what you think of Illegal, the 1981 tour was pretty universally acknowledged as one of the band’s finest tours, so it’s good that we now have recorded evidence of it.
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    Good to finally see what it would have been like...

    Good to finally see what it would have been like to watch them live! And I really dig Eddie playing “guitar” on his violin at the start of “Caesar’s Palace Blues.”

    Trying to figure out Eddie’s...
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    Not counting the many Grobschnitt Story albums,...

    Not counting the many Grobschnitt Story albums, the live albums made during their lifetime include:

    Solar Music Live (of course)
    Volle Molle
    Sonnentanz (80s version of “Solar Music”)
    Last Party...
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    Lake: Paradise Island Lift: Spiegelbild

    Lake: Paradise Island
    Lift: Spiegelbild
  51. Chamomile tea + Ashra’s New Age of Earth

    Chamomile tea + Ashra’s New Age of Earth
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    There’s a TV performance in which they’re...

    There’s a TV performance in which they’re accompanied by Pip Pyle on “drums.” In quotes, because there are no drums on this recording, the only “percussion” is a Simmons Clap Trap.
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    Sorry for the earworm! ...

    Sorry for the earworm!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvdK4_8jcKs
  54. I have by no means heard all FM albums, but Kiln...

    I have by no means heard all FM albums, but Kiln House is flat out my least favorite of the ones I’ve heard. The best thing about it is Chris’ naive Magic Marker™ artwork. I’d put it next to...
  55. Queen’s big hits Anything by the Beatles.

    Queen’s big hits

    Anything by the Beatles.
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    16101 Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    16101

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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    Post #8

    Post #8
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    I think that everything up to and including...

    I think that everything up to and including Illegal still has something to recommend it, and I would heartily agree that all of the above are “prog” albums. Razzia received lots of bashing over the...
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    According to Discogs, Hugh Padgham is credited...

    According to Discogs, Hugh Padgham is credited with “post production,” so apparently Mike tasked him with fixing things up for the CD release. Listening to it now and I am definitely getting a Sunset...
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    I didn’t even know this existed, probably as...

    I didn’t even know this existed, probably as archival releases tend not to drop with lots of fanfare, at least not since the original 90s prog-reissue boom.
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