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    But wait, there's more! Forgot to mention the...

    But wait, there's more!

    Forgot to mention the greatness of John Paul Jones. He definitely kept his feet busy on the Fender bass pedals. Him and Bonzo used to do two-man band jams with Hammond,...
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    Oh boy... bass pedals! I love bass pedals. I've...

    Oh boy... bass pedals! I love bass pedals. I've been a fan since I discovered Rush in late '78. Then I realized Squire used them. Then I discovered what a master of the bass pedals/12 string guitar...
  3. I'm guessing you've never been a musician? :lol

    I'm guessing you've never been a musician? :lol
  4. I'm trying to be open minded about the new song....

    I'm trying to be open minded about the new song. Steve Morse's guitar work does elevate it above your average ballad.
  5. Thread: SAGA

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    I remember watching an old concert on YouTube and...

    I remember watching an old concert on YouTube and noticing the large amount of moog stuff on stage. I believe there may have been a Memorymoog or two, along with the other stuff you mentioned. And...
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    :lol Yes he is! Can't agree with you...

    :lol Yes he is!



    Can't agree with you there, but it is a fine tone. I just played a one-off Rush tribute show on bass/keys/pedals and really had my Ric dialed in. (It was all '84 and earlier...
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    This ^^^. I have the R40 DVD, I would have liked...

    This ^^^. I have the R40 DVD, I would have liked more non-performance footage. I really enjoyed the segments with Jonathan Dinklage, Nick R, and Corgan. Very relatable. I thought the audio mix was...
  8. OK, THAT'S a great story!

    OK, THAT'S a great story!
  9. Yes, I thought the same when I first heard Mask...

    Yes, I thought the same when I first heard Mask Machine off the last album. Not a bad thing necessarily, but maybe a little too obvious?
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    I knew that sounded familiar (besides being a Yes...

    I knew that sounded familiar (besides being a Yes album title). I know their drummer Bill, who plays in another Chicago-area prog band called Fire Garden. I like what I've heard. I'm going to try to...
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    Same here, no offense Top Cat! I've always...

    Same here, no offense Top Cat! I've always thought of Greg as the choir boy.
  12. Gotta agree with this. I saw Jon D once in 2014...

    Gotta agree with this. I saw Jon D once in 2014 and was impressed with his ability to sing the Yes stuff. But he still didn't really SOUND like Jon A. That point was really driven home when I saw ARW...
  13. Hmm, you might enjoy Patrick O'Hearn's early...

    Hmm, you might enjoy Patrick O'Hearn's early releases on the Private Music label, or Eddie Jobson's Theme of Secrets on that same label.
  14. I agree with this. Considering their history,...

    I agree with this. Considering their history, it's kind of interesting just how different YES Official and ARW are. It's definitely not just Howe vs Rabin or Wakeman vs Downes. It's a very different...
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    Thank you! I saw a clip from this tour a while...

    Thank you! I saw a clip from this tour a while back on YouTube. Could not believe the lineup! I haven't really kept up with Satch since the 90s.
  16. Glad it's not just me. I'd much rather read...

    Glad it's not just me. I'd much rather read something than listen to people talk. Never could stand talk radio either.

    Anyway, nice interview!
  17. Thread: Marbin

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    I saw them open for Haken in Chicago a few years...

    I saw them open for Haken in Chicago a few years ago. I thought they were great. I felt a little Brand X vibe, but they primarily just sound like themselves.
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    I read a similar quote, but it was "a fucking...

    I read a similar quote, but it was "a fucking stick insect". :lol:lol:lol
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    That's what i was thinking! I've got 12. :cool

    That's what i was thinking! I've got 12. :cool
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    Really? I've never once in 40 years read anything...

    Really? I've never once in 40 years read anything negative from him about pick players. He is quoted as saying it just doesn't work for him, and it will "go flying across the room" if he tries. :lol
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    I've been checking out some of Franck's stuff...

    I've been checking out some of Franck's stuff this past year. I like it, and I like that he brings a bit of a "show" to the stage. I need to investigate further, I haven't actually purchased anything...
  22. Hmm, wonder what's up with the cello and extra...

    Hmm, wonder what's up with the cello and extra set of keys?
  23. Here in the Chicago area, cover bands have taken...

    Here in the Chicago area, cover bands have taken over so much of the scene that I think I'm seeing a bit of backlash and renewed interest in original music. Saturday night, I went to the club we're...
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    He played a borrowed Wal on the recording of PoW,...

    He played a borrowed Wal on the recording of PoW, and the Steinberger on the tour. He may have played the Jazz on YYZ, I don't recall.



    I've got a friend in Florida who does killer famous...
  25. Robert, I feel your pain. It is TOUGH! We've...

    Robert, I feel your pain. It is TOUGH! We've played one of the more prog-friendly clubs in town called Martyrs' a few times. The last was with District 97 on the bill, and that was our weakest draw...
  26. And speaking of the "no fly zone", Kansas is...

    And speaking of the "no fly zone", Kansas is playing that same night in Waukegan!
  27. This conversation just made me realize that here...

    This conversation just made me realize that here in Chicago, we've got Progtoberfest the 12th and 13th, Saga on the 16th, and FC on the 17th! I'm going to have to take a week off work. :lol
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    Well THAT was amusing!

    Well THAT was amusing!
  29. Looks like another trip to St. Charles for me!

    Looks like another trip to St. Charles for me!
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    Wow, Night Gallery. That was slightly before my...

    Wow, Night Gallery. That was slightly before my time, but it was a pretty rockin club in the 70s. I think my sisters used to go there. I'll have to check this out!
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    New Nomadic Horizon single/pre-sale

    We’re getting close to the June 14 release date of "Crushing Time"! You can now pre-order the CD or digital download, and immediately receive the lead-off track “Above Ground”. Click here -...
  32. I have the original vinyl of both, and the One...

    I have the original vinyl of both, and the One Way CD of Green. I always thought the Green Album sounded kind of thin, so I'm tempted to go for it. Secrets is a good listen, though not something I go...
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    Yacht rock definitely pre-dates Toto, but I can...

    Yacht rock definitely pre-dates Toto, but I can definitely see stuff like Rosanna and Africa getting lumped into that genre. Pablo Cruise and Christopher Cross come to mind when I hear that term....
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    Yeah, that's my assumption too. It might have...

    Yeah, that's my assumption too.

    It might have been closer to 2 hours, I wasn't paying that much attention to when they started.
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    Very solid show in Chicago last night. They...

    Very solid show in Chicago last night. They played for at least 90 minutes. The closest thing to a "negative" was the lack of a light show, which was great last time they were here at Reggie's. I...
  36. That's too bad, but I'm glad he's busy. Also, I'm...

    That's too bad, but I'm glad he's busy. Also, I'm glad to hear they'll be touring. I'm very new to the band and have never seen them live. As a side note, I recently ordered Falling Satellites from...
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    I really wanted to go to this to see Von Hertzen,...

    I really wanted to go to this to see Von Hertzen, but my family had other plans for me! Maybe next year. I DO get to see Riverside in about a week and a half though. :horns
  38. Thread: Saga

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    Just bought tix for Chicago. I too have only seen...

    Just bought tix for Chicago. I too have only seen them on the Tull tour.
  39. Two different bands really. I always thought UK...

    Two different bands really. I always thought UK was better as the trio, while Bill and Allan did the more fusion-y stuff on the Bruford records. Win-Win!
  40. :up :lol

    :up :lol
  41. :up

    :up
  42. He had those on the So tour, which i managed to...

    He had those on the So tour, which i managed to see twice. Once indoors (Rosemont Horizon?) and once outdoors (Poplar Creek). And yes, they came back for the Back to Front tour (United Center).


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    I guess it's a good skill to have if there are no...

    I guess it's a good skill to have if there are no lefty basses around. Just flip over a righty!
  44. Love it. The first PG I purchased. Really unique...

    Love it. The first PG I purchased. Really unique sounding record. Am I correct that there are no cymbals on this album? When the tour came to Chicago, my (now) wife and I decided to take a chance and...
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    SO cool! Wow, I wish i could have been there.

    SO cool! Wow, I wish i could have been there.
  46. I was actually thinking about Steve Howe with UK...

    I was actually thinking about Steve Howe with UK a couple weekends ago. Could have been a much better version of ASIA.
  47. That was great, thank you!

    That was great, thank you!
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    If a bunch of 50 year old guys made the exact...

    If a bunch of 50 year old guys made the exact same album, nobody would bat an eye. It's sad that the general public thinks these guys are the only band playing "guitar driven rock" and that they're...
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    I remember taking my mom's VCR to a friend's...

    I remember taking my mom's VCR to a friend's house who had MTV to record this show. :cool
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    He's also involved with United Progressive...

    He's also involved with United Progressive Fraternity - https://www.facebook.com/UPFrat/

    UPF and Southern Empire came about when Unitopia split in two.
  51. Bruford is one of my top 2 drummers (along with...

    Bruford is one of my top 2 drummers (along with Bonham), but I always had a thing for the 3 piece UK. I guess being a bass player, the lack of a guitarist appealed to me. I also think Bruford and...
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    Yeah, I thought about posting there, but I...

    Yeah, I thought about posting there, but I figured he deserved his own thread.



    I can totally see (hear) that comparison.
  53. This thread sent me on a bit of a UK live binge...

    This thread sent me on a bit of a UK live binge over the weekend. The extended Night After Night was a major factor in pulling the trigger on the box set a couple of years ago. It's interesting...
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    R.I.P Paul Williams

    "One of the finest British singers, Paul Williams, has died today at the age of 78, a man whose voice graced such diverse collectives as JUICY LUCY, TEMPEST and Allan Holdsworth’s I.O.U."
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  55. Thread: 90125/Asia

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    How did I miss that??? Er, um, I mean... Project...

    How did I miss that??? Er, um, I mean... Project what? :D
  56. :lol:lol:lol

    :lol:lol:lol
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    I see, thanks! I just have the single disc R40...

    I see, thanks! I just have the single disc R40 Live DVD.
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    Is this an Easter egg or something? No sign of it...

    Is this an Easter egg or something? No sign of it on my DVD. I looked up the blu ray on Amazon, and no mention there either. I did find this on YouTube -...
  59. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    Fixed it... :lol

    Fixed it... :lol
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    Already got Crim tix for September, but I am...

    Already got Crim tix for September, but I am thinking about Hackett in October.
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