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    Athletico Spizz 80: Do a Runner

    Where has this been all my life? All right, hiding in plain sight, clearly, but I never gave it a chance until now. I have to make up for lost time!

    I’d put this in the same category as Punishment...
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    Sticky: Batt’s prog-esque output (this one and Tarot...

    Batt’s prog-esque output (this one and Tarot Suite, mainly) has been on my radar just about forever, but the only stuff I’ve heard has been some of the Wombles stuff. Go figure!
  3. Well, there’s No Name and...and...I’m drawing a...

    Well, there’s No Name and...and...I’m drawing a blank.
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    If you don’t mind whipping out the mandolin for a...

    If you don’t mind whipping out the mandolin for a song, there’s “Titus” by Split Enz.

    If you don’t mind a challenge, “El testamen de n’Amelia” is a favorite from the classical repertoire (actually...
  5. Marc Storace (who is Maltese, incidentally, and...

    Marc Storace (who is Maltese, incidentally, and not Swiss) had previously been in the semi-prog hard rock band Tea, who made two albums.



    It was only a matter of time before this steaming...
  6. Someone already posted Dawn. Not that recent...

    Someone already posted Dawn. Not that recent anymore, but the Thønk album (Earth Vision Impact) is very much worth listening to.
  7. What is it with Swiss prog bands and the piano? I...

    What is it with Swiss prog bands and the piano? I find that so many Swiss prog bands—and I’m thinking of Blue Motion, Dragonfly, F____ D____ and Rumple Stiltzken Commune in particular here—have such...
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    “Frankie Avalon? I thought you were dead!” ...

    “Frankie Avalon? I thought you were dead!”

    “I’m not dead! My career is!”

    —from the MAD Magazine Grease parody.

    I think, like most of you, MAD was a big part of my childhood. The back page of...
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    You must love Cocteau Twins, then.

    You must love Cocteau Twins, then.
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    This has been in my rotation of late, and it is...

    This has been in my rotation of late, and it is definitely one of the albums I will hold up as a paragon of “orchestral rock.” It is truly a magnificent work to behold; my only complaint would be...
  11. Thread: Birders

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    If it’s not crested, maybe a scarlet tanager?

    If it’s not crested, maybe a scarlet tanager?
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    I was listening to St. Dominic’s Preview a lot...

    I was listening to St. Dominic’s Preview a lot recently. Obviously, given the time of year, I have to post this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz7fWE47N8Y
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    The Dream Harbour is excellent. The only other...

    The Dream Harbour is excellent. The only other one I’ve heard is the first, which seemed OK but not especially memorable. So, one of those bands that started off promising and improved with time;...
  14. Thread: Neil Ardley

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    Kaleidoscope of Rainbows is the only one I’ve...

    Kaleidoscope of Rainbows is the only one I’ve heard, or even managed to find. I guess I liked it enough to upgrade to the CD (though my CD, which does have the above-mentioned bonus tracks, has a...
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    Frankly, I think we’re lucky that a TEN PIECE...

    Frankly, I think we’re lucky that a TEN PIECE band lasted long enough these days to make two albums! Nonetheless, they will be missed!
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    Dragon Fly is my favorite. Grace’s “Hyperdrive”...

    Dragon Fly is my favorite. Grace’s “Hyperdrive” is as close as this band ever came to prog (with the possible exception of “Sandalphon”), and I’m a big fan of “Caroline” and FM radio staple “Ride the...
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    Apart from the two “unplugged” albums, it’s my...

    Apart from the two “unplugged” albums, it’s my favorite album featuring Germano Serafin. I definitely think it’s head and shoulders above the albums immediately surrounding it (Smogmagica and Storia...
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    It would be nice if they played outside the Wawa...

    It would be nice if they played outside the Wawa zone, but I guess it’s never going to happen.
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    I more or less agree. They were a must-see live act during their early days, but as a recording act they were not ready for prime time. I used to own Vemod and Nucleus but asked myself, “do these do...
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    He’s kind of like the Rasputin or Thomas Platt of...

    He’s kind of like the Rasputin or Thomas Platt of PE. Just when you think he’s gone for good he pops up again!
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    Might as well go for those Psi-Fi “lost 70s...

    Might as well go for those Psi-Fi “lost 70s Krautrock” albums too, since they’re rumored to be actually Sun Dial in disguise.

    I don’t believe Tribe of Cro have been mentioned, but we’re scraping...
  23. Thread: CD Rot

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    OPTI.ME.S. The only albums I owned that had this...

    OPTI.ME.S. The only albums I owned that had this issue were pressed by this plant. Except for my copy of Chocolate Kings, any CD I owned pressed there had bronzing to some degree, though only a...
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    My favorite Focus album. I agree with JJ88, this...

    My favorite Focus album. I agree with JJ88, this one has a consistency that the others lack. It’s excellent from start to finish, and the suite is just breathtaking! Plus, no tedious drum solos that...
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    Journeys Out of the Body is supposed to be the...

    Journeys Out of the Body is supposed to be the one to get. I haven’t heard it, but it’s the one that’s been recommended to me.
  26. I remember recently regretting that PFM weren’t...

    I remember recently regretting that PFM weren’t more prolific. I think they spent too much time and energy chasing fame in English territories; time I think could have been better spent on making two...
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    He’s on We Keep On as well, which also features...

    He’s on We Keep On as well, which also features Mariano.
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    Is that the Roland modular?

    Is that the Roland modular?
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    Agreed. Hopefully when this goes to production...

    Agreed. Hopefully when this goes to production they come to their senses and go for digital storage. Not “authentic” perhaps, but far more user-friendly.



    That’s totally do-able. I do know...
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    Another couple of 3-fers: Life: “Riding...

    Another couple of 3-fers:

    Life: “Riding Around” → “Opus” → “I Don’t Want To”
    Prefab Sprout: “All Boys Believe Anything” → “The Ice Maiden” → “Paris Smith”
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    I watched a ton of those 60s films as a kid, too....

    I watched a ton of those 60s films as a kid, too. She and Rock Hudson had gobs of chemistry and were so much fun to watch. I’d even recommend The Glass Bottom Boat, even if Rod Taylor is grumpy and...
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    A lot of it is. I do believe there’s more than a...

    A lot of it is. I do believe there’s more than a touch of Zappa influence there. A lot of it is also weird, and weird + 70s = proggy.
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    Roxy Music: “End of the Line” → “Sentimental Fool”

    Roxy Music: “End of the Line” → “Sentimental Fool”
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXHXF9FuXoc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXHXF9FuXoc
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    I’ve always seen his albums filed under “S” but...

    I’ve always seen his albums filed under “S” but you know what? Put it where it works for you. If sticking his discs under “R” makes more sense to you, so be it.

    (10cc belongs under “T,” though,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbaVa3_GkBY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbaVa3_GkBY
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    The only thing I could find in the DKRC episode...

    The only thing I could find in the DKRC episode archive that looked like it might be anywhere close would be Gary Wright. Unless she meant the proto-Larsen/Feiten band band Full Moon, who I think...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXEK2ufq2lw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXEK2ufq2lw
  39. I saw her twice, an excellent show both times....

    I saw her twice, an excellent show both times. She’s very funny, talented and unique. Once was a solo show, the other had her accompanying herself on guitar with a piano accompanist and a backing...
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    I remember hearing some of this at a listening party back in the day and being impressed, but never got around to hearing it all the way through. I understand these guys were later absorbed into Mona...
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    Hall & Oates: “Can’t Stop the Music (He Played It...

    Hall & Oates: “Can’t Stop the Music (He Played It Much Too Long)” → “Is It a Star” (oh, hello segue king Todd Rundgren)
    Labelle: “Chameleon” → “Gypsy Moths”
  42. There’s two Aviator albums (Turbulence is the...

    There’s two Aviator albums (Turbulence is the second one; no Jack Lancaster but it’s still excellent).

    If you liked the United States of America album, The American Metaphysical Circus (credited...
  43. Thread: echolyn

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    Still haven’t heard Mei. I should probably give...

    Still haven’t heard Mei. I should probably give the window album a second chance; I was pretty underwhelmed by it. But I loved The End Is Beautiful and consider it to be one of their best albums. And...
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    Synth controller for reed players. Jack Lancaster...

    Synth controller for reed players. Jack Lancaster used one heavily on Marscape and the first Aviator album. Though the most famous use is probably the synth-sax hook on “Peg” by Steely Dan (I believe...
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    I totally thought it was some of that hyper-real...

    I totally thought it was some of that hyper-real airbrush work à la Shusei Nagaoka (whose work belongs here!). The 70s were a weird time for album covers, because you got airbrush artwork trying hard...
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    I love Laurie. The Expanding Universe is one of...

    I love Laurie. The Expanding Universe is one of my favorite 70s electronic albums. I also think that she is second only to Stevie Wonder for the number of rare and desirable synths that have passed...
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    I hope it was a broken, unusable piano!

    I hope it was a broken, unusable piano!
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    From my latest obsession, Hiroko Taniyama: ...

    From my latest obsession, Hiroko Taniyama:

    http://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/69d627f9b637a70aa0ed9edd29292260/7322616
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    She’s not new, having recorded music as far back...

    She’s not new, having recorded music as far back as the 70s, but Hiroko Taniyama’s still around. She released her latest album, Tsuki ni kiita 11 no monogatari (11 Stories Heard on the Moon) back in...
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    Since the subject came up: the Buchla Touché: ...

    Since the subject came up: the Buchla Touché:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsho68lyUK0
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    Anyone else see Touche and think of the Buchla...

    Anyone else see Touche and think of the Buchla Touché? Talk about your rare synths!



    It’s called the Jellinghaus DX-Programmer, and it’s extremely rare. I think only a very tiny amount (EDIT:...
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    Saw one of these...

    Saw one of these on a traffic island while waiting for a signal. A most unlikely bird sighting. Usually, I spot birds while in the park where I work, not in town!

    Speaking of which, it’s great...
  53. Thread: WTF covers

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    Their rendition of “Sympathy for the Devil” is...

    Their rendition of “Sympathy for the Devil” is pretty much a travesty:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mycylXuB33U

    I thought it was the worst version of that song until I saw Mary’s...
  54. “Life for me is a series of asses that I’m...

    “Life for me is a series of asses that I’m behind. Adrian’s got a very nice ass, slim. John Wetton’s is fat. Jon Anderson’s is very small. Nice legs, lousy ass. It’s a series of asses.” —Bill Bruford...
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    He also played in Malcolm Humes [R.I.P.]...

    He also played in Malcolm Humes [R.I.P.] backyard. Mal was living in a store-front on Adeline in Berkeley at the time. Cool gig, at one point Richard played an improv that incorporated the bridge...
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    “Blackbird” and “Mother Nature’s Son” immediately...

    “Blackbird” and “Mother Nature’s Son” immediately spring to mind.
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    Someone up-thread mentioned John G. Perry and I...

    Someone up-thread mentioned John G. Perry and I must admit, he is a very underrated talent. Here’s a tune that would have made my list were I not limited to 6:

    ...
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    After all this, I doubt Hiroko Taniyama’s...

    After all this, I doubt Hiroko Taniyama’s Japanese version of Dennis De Young’s “Desert Moon” is going to impress:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbutu_oKvtk
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    I have owned multiple copies of this album, on...

    I have owned multiple copies of this album, on vinyl and CD, and have still never seen a copy of the fabled English version of this opus.



    My favorite is his Procol Harum cover:

    ...
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    I know! Shame on me! Again, I know. I...

    I know! Shame on me!



    Again, I know. I probably posted that!



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