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    Contraction by Contraction.

    Contraction by Contraction.
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    The Grand Rapids review could also apply to the...

    The Grand Rapids review could also apply to the free show Jon did in Detroit on Friday, August 9. The music was excellent. This show being part of a free concert series sponsored by GM, music...
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    I have no issue with any copying or cloning. I...

    I have no issue with any copying or cloning. I love their sound and spirit. I'll take all the copy and cloned stuff you can throw at me if they're doing the copying from FZ, Soft Machine and the...
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    Colin Currie Group & Synergy Vocals / Steve...

    Colin Currie Group & Synergy Vocals / Steve Reich: Drumming
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    An essential building block to the sense of humor...

    An essential building block to the sense of humor I have today. My childhood would have been a little less interesting without it.
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    I have both titles. I came to Zentner's fabulous...

    I have both titles. I came to Zentner's fabulous music while on a frantic quest to own everything Percy Jones has played on. Thank goodness I did.
  7. Zappa = autobuy! This addition is most welcome.

    Zappa = autobuy! This addition is most welcome.
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    Sticky: Done. I wish it could be more but I don't earn a...

    Done. I wish it could be more but I don't earn a heck of a lot.
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    I also know someone who files his collection by...

    I also know someone who files his collection by date of purchase. He's a retired postal carrier so I don't know if this somehow ties into some U.S.P.S. way of doing things. He frequently comes into...
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    You are thinking of Armand Sabal-Lecco.

    You are thinking of Armand Sabal-Lecco.
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    I would've preferred Howe. I'm not much of an Oz...

    I would've preferred Howe. I'm not much of an Oz Noy guy.
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    Stanley is this year's Artist In Residence at the...

    Stanley is this year's Artist In Residence at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Detroit Jazz is the world's largest free-of-charge jazz fest. It takes place over the U.S. Labor Day weekend. Typically the...
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    Saw Moshulu last Friday (5/10/19) in Michigan and...

    Saw Moshulu last Friday (5/10/19) in Michigan and they were tremendous. The show was ~90 mins and featured a fair amount of soloing/improv by all 4 members. Given his somewhat recent health issues,...
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    I file him in the "R's" for Ra. I do this only...

    I file him in the "R's" for Ra. I do this only because years ago I read an article and the writer made a point of saying that if you looked, Sun Ra could be found in the Philly phone book under "Ra,...
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    I bought Arthur's book about a year ago at the...

    I bought Arthur's book about a year ago at the same time I bought Bob Zappa's first book and read it in a couple of days. It's a fascinating and easy read. Arthur seems like a really down-to-earth...
  16. Sad news indeed. Level 42 were huge for me. The...

    Sad news indeed. Level 42 were huge for me. The perfect blend of pop, funk and a bit of jazz/rock fusion. In the 80's and 90's one of their vinyl LP's or CD's was never too far from my player. ...
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    My copy of Five Time Surprise (w/free Wayside...

    My copy of Five Time Surprise (w/free Wayside Exclusive bonus disc) recently arrived and I have to say it's a real corker; love it!!! Wonderfully intense playing.
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    Ann Arbor, MI !!!

    Ann Arbor, MI !!!
  19. I hope to goodness this show comes to Detroit. ...

    I hope to goodness this show comes to Detroit. In the beginning I was on the fence but now I'm all in. There's a promo video on FB featuring Keneally, Vai. etc that convinced me this is a must see...
  20. Kiss and I go way back. I grew up in Detroit and...

    Kiss and I go way back. I grew up in Detroit and Detroit is Kiss' home away from home. In spite of that I still took a lot of shit for liking them. I became a fan after seeing them on "In Concert"...
  21. Kaiser = autobuy. The other fine folks are icing...

    Kaiser = autobuy. The other fine folks are icing on the cake. Thanks, Steve!
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    Yup, the foam insert was in place. I chalk it up...

    Yup, the foam insert was in place. I chalk it up to whatever process was used to collate the discs.
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    I went out and bought a copy this morning and...

    I went out and bought a copy this morning and have been playing it since. I'll play disc 1 last since I'm already familiar with the music on it. I've spun discs 2-5 once each and loved them. Nice...
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    I find Japan to be a closer cousin to Roxy than...

    I find Japan to be a closer cousin to Roxy than Spandau. Spandau and ABC are more like kissin' cousins.
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    Ned Lagin/Phil Lesh / Seastones

    Ned Lagin/Phil Lesh / Seastones
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    Definitely someone who possessed a massive of...

    Definitely someone who possessed a massive of amount originality and creativity. I came to his music after seeing his name linked to the likes of David Sylvian, Perry Blake, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave...
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    Wire / Nocturnal Koreans

    Wire / Nocturnal Koreans
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    Sad to hear the news. Everything I've heard or...

    Sad to hear the news. Everything I've heard or read about the guy says he was one-of-a-kind and a really nice person. Stained Glass Stories is an undeniable classic.
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    King Crimson / Live In Vienna (3XCD)

    King Crimson / Live In Vienna (3XCD)
  30. I bought a copy of Ramagehead on CD but haven't...

    I bought a copy of Ramagehead on CD but haven't played it yet so I've got that to look forward to.
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    I listened to the Sun Of Goldfinger CD for the...

    I listened to the Sun Of Goldfinger CD for the first time two nights ago and was pleased with what I heard. It was a pleasing mix of noisy avant and the sublime. And like Bake 1 mentioned, I...
  32. Thread: RTF IV

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    I love RTF in any iteration. The only version I...

    I love RTF in any iteration. The only version I saw live was IV the summer they toured w/Zappa Plays Zappa. As much as I love JLP and appreciate Frank Gambale I was secretly wishing Bill Connors...
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    I was bummed to hear the news of his passing. I...

    I was bummed to hear the news of his passing. I really appreciated him in his Airwolf days because back then people would comment how much we looked alike and that always made me feel good. Thanks,...
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    A very unique and talented singer whose voice...

    A very unique and talented singer whose voice takes me right back to when my love affair with Holdsworth's music was starting to take flight.
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    Definitely Genesis of a different stripe but I...

    Definitely Genesis of a different stripe but I enjoy it. I thought it had a few really good pieces.

    Calling it Genesis didn't do CAS any favors but had this been a new group they might have...
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    Maneige is one of those groups that I only own...

    Maneige is one of those groups that I only own two of their albums but like well enough I need to acquire the rest. I just haven't done so. This thread will aid in putting that right.
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    Sad news. He was an asset to each and every...

    Sad news. He was an asset to each and every project he was involved in. And dealing with a terminal illness takes something special. He was special.
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    Incredibly sad. He was still young. Talk Talk...

    Incredibly sad. He was still young. Talk Talk were a game changer and his solo album was so wonderful. It took guts to just pull up stakes and leave the music game. He definitely retired on a...
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    I have mixed feelings about this but at the end...

    I have mixed feelings about this but at the end of the day I'd go if they were coming to Michigan. I won't travel for it. WWFT (What Would Frank Think)?
  40. Back in the 80's a friend played me Word Jazz and...

    Back in the 80's a friend played me Word Jazz and I instantly recognized the guy's voice as the one from the Levi's commercial. I loved Word Jazz and have been a Ken Nordine fan since. May he Rest...
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    I don't think BB had it in him to copy anyone. ...

    I don't think BB had it in him to copy anyone. He's too much of an individualist for that, even in the early days.
  42. My nephew has asked for all my Zappa stuff...

    My nephew has asked for all my Zappa stuff otherwise my girlfriend has been instructed to sell everything she can, take the $ and move back to her native California. She's 20 years younger than me...
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    This interview was also transcribed and turned...

    This interview was also transcribed and turned into a book albeit a thin one. "Robert Fripp: The Boffomundo Interview 1979" by Ron Curtiss. A used copy recently came into the record shop where I...
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    I'm a completest. Zappa = autobuy. I've always...

    I'm a completest. Zappa = autobuy. I've always loved the original album so an expanded edition of it is welcome at my house.
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    Although I won't drive 2 hours to Grand Rapids to...

    Although I won't drive 2 hours to Grand Rapids to see him, I will be buying this disc. Even with a couple of less than stellar albums in the 80's (it was a confusing time for a lot of 70's rockers)...
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    HBD KC!!! Thank goodness for Fripp/KC. My life...

    HBD KC!!! Thank goodness for Fripp/KC. My life is richer for it. Here's to hopin' Detroit is part of the anniversary concert tour.
  47. Good question. I've never given it much thought....

    Good question. I've never given it much thought. Frank Zappa's "Watermelon In Easter Hay". Maybe, I dunno. I'd probably pick a different Zappa track like "Muffin Man" tomorrow or "Inca Roads" on...
  48. Thread: Bass Players

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    Mick Karn (R.I.P.) Mark Egan (Still actively...

    Mick Karn (R.I.P.)

    Mark Egan (Still actively recording)
  49. Thanks for sharing, John. I appreciate year end...

    Thanks for sharing, John. I appreciate year end lists because they never fail to shine a light on things I've missed or just flat out forgotten about.
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    Nothing wrong with the previous guy but I have to...

    Nothing wrong with the previous guy but I have to think Brislin represents an upgrade for Kansas. Hopefully this union leads to a new studio album of originals.
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    If Mike Keneally is on board I'll give this event...

    If Mike Keneally is on board I'll give this event serious consideration. I trust him. I've been a Zappa obsessive for over 40 years and I'd hate to regret missing out on something I may actually...
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    ^^^^^ Yes, I agree.

    ^^^^^ Yes, I agree.
  53. Saw them on 12/12 at the Magic bag in Ferndale,...

    Saw them on 12/12 at the Magic bag in Ferndale, MI. As per usual they kicked much ass. Despite the night getting off to rocky start (John experienced some technical problems) they recovered nicely...
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    After you're done devouring the Montrose catalog...

    After you're done devouring the Montrose catalog there's Ronnie's solo albums. Many if not all of them have qualities that members of this site look for and enjoy. Lots of incredible guitar...
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    I've never had an issue with Burning Shed's...

    I've never had an issue with Burning Shed's shipping time. Orders are picked, packed and shipped quickly and packages typically arrive exactly 7 days after I've received a shipping notice in my...
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    Sounds like Bro has hit it out of the park again....

    Sounds like Bro has hit it out of the park again. I'm a couple of releases behind in purchases but when I get caught up I already know they'll be wonderful. Being a fan of Abercrombie, Metheny,...
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    Rest In Power, Pete Shelley. The Buzzcocks were...

    Rest In Power, Pete Shelley. The Buzzcocks were an important band for me because at the time they helped bridge the gap between my hard rock/heavy metal roots and the punk/post-punk/new wave I was...
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    It seems my Pledge was canceled due to...

    It seems my Pledge was canceled due to "stock/inventory issues". I'll have to track down a copy elsewhere because it appears as though copies are out there.
  59. Thread: John McGeoch

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    Lots of great comments here. I'm enjoying the...

    Lots of great comments here. I'm enjoying the love for JM. Consider me among you as a fan of Magazine, PiL and Siouxsie and JM's work within.
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    I'm a Sylvian devotee and I'll buy anything with...

    I'm a Sylvian devotee and I'll buy anything with him on it. I love his voice in any era, any context. I know his recent noise/experimental work rubs a lot of people the wrong way especially given...
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