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    Songs such as Ballad of Dwight Fry, I Love the...

    Songs such as Ballad of Dwight Fry, I Love the Dead, Dead Babies and Cold Ethyl have been in the setlist quite recently. He doesn't have a problem with the dark horror songs, but the ones that he...
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    Believe it or not, the lowest price I've seen in...

    Believe it or not, the lowest price I've seen in European stores so far is 85€ (= $95) at amazon.de.
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    Where did you see it? I am still a little bit...

    Where did you see it? I am still a little bit pissed that they dropped Gates at the Helsinki show because the show started late due to some problems getting through the customs at the Russian border.
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    So this guy ranked all Rush songs but didn't...

    So this guy ranked all Rush songs but didn't agree with me about the quality of every single one? How dare he insult my taste like that!
  5. I remember reading that some of the footage from...

    I remember reading that some of the footage from the final part of 2001 is simply recolored aerial footage originally filmed for Dr. Strangelove. Perhaps he only started destroying it later.
  6. Last Saturday I went to see Magma and skipped...

    Last Saturday I went to see Magma and skipped Dream Theater. I'm quite happy with my decision.
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    It has received a lot of media attention. Some...

    It has received a lot of media attention. Some members of Saimaa write commercial pop songs as their day job and have worked with Pyhimys earlier in that role. Also, Matka mielen ytimeen featured...
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    Pyhimys is one of the most popular rappers in...

    Pyhimys is one of the most popular rappers in Finland at the moment. His latest solo album also went to number one and is still at #14 after spending 65 weeks on the charts, never dropping out of top...
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    ELP should be at both ends of the scale at the...

    ELP should be at both ends of the scale at the same time.
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    IMO the only thing that could save this sorry...

    IMO the only thing that could save this sorry excuse for a season anymore would be Reem coming back and winning. In any case, the jury is full of people who have been toughing it out at the EoE in...
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    One common source for these are the plastic...

    One common source for these are the plastic instrument video games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero that were popular about ten years ago. The music in these games is mixed on the fly from isolated...
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    Wigwam's Being contains nothing but twofer segue...

    Wigwam's Being contains nothing but twofer segue songs (although due to the limitations of vinyl format, one pair was split up in the middle).
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    Fireball also sounds very similar to Warpig's...

    Fireball also sounds very similar to Warpig's Rock Star.
  14. One interpretation I've heard is that each verse...

    One interpretation I've heard is that each verse is about one of the members of The Beatles. That requires some fairly creative interpretation, but it kind of works: George is a holy roller with hair...
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    They never did any four part harmonies, though,...

    They never did any four part harmonies, though, and rarely spread the harmonies over multiple octaves. IMO their main influences for harmony vocals were most likely The Everly Brothers and black...
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    John Lennon's bass playing on The Long and...

    John Lennon's bass playing on The Long and Winding Road is really clunky and imprecise with an occasional missed note. No wonder Phil Spector buried in in the mix.
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    I don't think this could be done with just one...

    I don't think this could be done with just one piano. Although to be honest, I don't even understand how it can be done with just one brain.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnQdP03iYIo
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    I have a mid-70s UK repress of LZ II and on the...

    I have a mid-70s UK repress of LZ II and on the label the songs on side A are listed as

    1. Whole Lotta Love (Page-Bonham-Plant-Jones)
    2. What Is and What Should Never Be (Page-Plant)
    3. Killing...
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    I've always thought that Return to Forever's Duel...

    I've always thought that Return to Forever's Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (Parts I and II) sounds like the corniest possible neo-prog song title. Truly ahead of their time.
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    When it was released in 1992 it topped the album...

    When it was released in 1992 it topped the album charts in virtually every European country. That's how forgotten they were in the 90s.
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    Jeff Probst recently said in an interview that...

    Jeff Probst recently said in an interview that there have been regular talks about an all winners season, but it's not going to happen because in Probst's opinion there aren't enough winners who are...
  22. It's not the original stereo mix since the...

    It's not the original stereo mix since the panning of the instruments is not as extreme as in the original, but there is definitely some panning going on (the distorted vocal at 0:02 is mixed quite a...
  23. Who really played the piano on Rock and Roll...

    Who really played the piano on Rock and Roll Music is one of the unresolved Beatles mysteries. The "John, Paul and George Martin together on one piano" version comes straight from the original liner...
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    White Album is very rough around the edges at...

    White Album is very rough around the edges at times, but at least when it was wrapped up, Lennon and McCartney stayed up all night working on the final mix and sequencing. Whereas Let It Be contains...
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    The problem I have with Let It Be as an album is...

    The problem I have with Let It Be as an album is that it was never properly finished by the band. It's basically just a hodgepodge of stuff that the band had recorded in those sessions and compiled...
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    Tyger is one of my favourite Tangerine Dream...

    Tyger is one of my favourite Tangerine Dream albums: a very atmospheric slice of proggy synth pop with great soulful vocals. It seems to rate 6.24 at Gnosis, just about barely beating Invisible...
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    I think it would be more accurate to say that a...

    I think it would be more accurate to say that a Stiltskin song was picked for a Levi's commercial and therefore it became a hit. Several fairly unknown songs were used in Levi's commercials around...
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    After hearing CAS I started to think that We...

    After hearing CAS I started to think that We Can't Dance wasn't actually that bad after all.
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    I only use crappy songs as ringtones because...

    I only use crappy songs as ringtones because every time I used a good one, it ruined that song for me for a while. It's not nice to put on your favourite album and then suddenly hear your ringtone...
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    One more Helsinki gig was announced today as both...

    One more Helsinki gig was announced today as both Kulttuuritalo shows are now sold out, this time at the legendary Tavastia Club on September 30th, and a great article in Helsingin Sanomat:...
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    1986 was a really weird year. Elton John released...

    1986 was a really weird year. Elton John released an album with this photo in the back cover:

    https://images.eil.com/large_image/ELTON_JOHN_LEATHER%2BJACKETS%2B-%2BPROMO%2BSTAMPED-586190b.jpg
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    I think that the guy on the left is Esa...

    I think that the guy on the left is Esa Kotilainen. These articles were published several weeks before Jim Pembroke's involvement was announced, which is why they are still referring to the band as...
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    I love Nicko's sweater on the inner sleeve of...

    I love Nicko's sweater on the inner sleeve of Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

    https://i.imgur.com/A5e1hDNl.jpg
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    https://pics.onsizzle.com/good-cos-its-free-aint-p...

    https://pics.onsizzle.com/good-cos-its-free-aint-paying-jazz-for-this-shit-3025423.png
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    My most vivid memory of seeing Colosseum 20 years...

    My most vivid memory of seeing Colosseum 20 years ago is how surprised I was when I was not at all bored by the drum solo. I didn't expect that to ever happen! My favourite part was when Hiseman was...
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    For what it's worth, I had a chance to exchange a...

    For what it's worth, I had a chance to exchange a few words with Robert Jan Stips after a Nits concert earlier this month, and he mentioned that he has been working on new material for a forthcoming...
  37. Remixes that attempt to duplicate the original...

    Remixes that attempt to duplicate the original mix can sometimes be a bit wonky too - for instance the remixed version of Wigwam's Being has a very prominent electric piano track in Pedagogue out of...
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    It's still happening in Europe as well. When I...

    It's still happening in Europe as well. When I saw Kraftwerk in Helsinki this February they played two shows at 7pm and 10.30pm. The shows did have separate tickets and the venue was emptied in...
  39. Thread: The 5 track LP

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    Haikara - s/t Jukka Tolonen - Tolonen!

    Haikara - s/t
    Jukka Tolonen - Tolonen!
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    This has been one of the seasons where a couple...

    This has been one of the seasons where a couple of big characters are all over every episode and half the cast are completely invisible until it's time for them to get the boot. And the ghost island...
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    Epitaph in Finnish: ...

    Epitaph in Finnish:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8yFrvpmlQ
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    And you probably can do that, since it was also...

    And you probably can do that, since it was also released as a live album: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Frogs_Set_2
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    My RSD went like this: I took a look at the price...

    My RSD went like this: I took a look at the price tags of mono Piper and orchestral Lumpy Gravy, put them back in the bin, headed for the shelf marked "latest Svart releases" instead and got the...
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    Meanwhile in Finland, the Finnish national public...

    Meanwhile in Finland, the Finnish national public broadcasting company has opened up their 30-year old archive of real farts to the public.

    https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/sounds/425594/
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    IMO the lyrics of Imagine are often...

    IMO the lyrics of Imagine are often misinterpreted. John spoke in interviews how in order to be able to create something, you have to be able to imagine it first. So if you want to achieve world...
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    Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da isn't a favourite of mine...

    Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da isn't a favourite of mine either, but IMO it could have been much worse if it had been on one of Paul's solo albums. The things that make it tolerable for me are (a) John's jolly...
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    I've seen several comments around the net that...

    I've seen several comments around the net that unlike the actual Nightwish albums that tend to be quite brickwalled, this compilation is mastered very dynamically and the music breathes much better...
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    I think it was mainly Portnoy who had an issue...

    I think it was mainly Portnoy who had an issue with the "producer interference" on Falling Into Infinity (and didn't shut up about it for years afterwards). At least, Petrucci has always been fairly...
  49. Thread: Sparks

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    There are male vocalists who sound like women,...

    There are male vocalists who sound like women, and there are female vocalists who sound like men, but Russell Mael is the only man I know who sounds like a woman who sounds like a man. A great band.
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    At the time I got the impression that one of the...

    At the time I got the impression that one of the reasons why Sherinian got the boot was that he was not a machine that can execute the music perfectly night after night, but had a tendency to make...
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    Eero and his brother Jussi were among the very...

    Eero and his brother Jussi were among the very first Finnish rock singers (they started out as a duo whose first single was released in 1960) and have been fairly well known ever since, but comparing...
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    I have no doubt that he's able to play pretty...

    I have no doubt that he's able to play pretty much anything that you put in front of him in form of sheet music. However, he seems to have a very limited imagination when he tries to improvise or...
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    Zeit as a single LP? Hopefully that's a typo on...

    Zeit as a single LP? Hopefully that's a typo on the list.
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    They do appear in their first video (for Hush...

    They do appear in their first video (for Hush from Opiate EP) which basically just consists of the members of Tool standing naked in front of the camera with duct tape over their mouths and parental...
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    I suspect that Rudess doesn't really know that...

    I suspect that Rudess doesn't really know that many licks. At least, his solos in DT always seem to be built around the same ones played over and over in different order. So perhaps Jingle Bells is...
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    There's an edited version on The Box that lasts a...

    There's an edited version on The Box that lasts a little under 17 minutes. I prefer it to the original album version.
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    The photo on the back cover of Leather Jackets is...

    The photo on the back cover of Leather Jackets is something else. In 1986, Elton John's band looked like Judas Priest while Judas Priest looked like Elton John's band.
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    I bet the Spotify play counts for State of...

    I bet the Spotify play counts for State of Independence are going through the roof right now.
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    The ritual of putting a vinyl LP on was a pain in...

    The ritual of putting a vinyl LP on was a pain in the ass back in the day when there was no other way to play records. Now it feels great because it's no longer something I have to go through every...
  60. Thread: Tori Amos

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    She's been releasing albums at a steady pace and...

    She's been releasing albums at a steady pace and most of them fall into the "not bad, but would have been a much stronger album by dropping the ten weakest songs" category. I like her 2011 album...
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