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    I think it's a fine track. Much better than...

    I think it's a fine track. Much better than Townshend's solo version from a few years ago.

    Bill
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    I've read all the posts in this thread and most...

    I've read all the posts in this thread and most have a fairly disparaging view of 50 Live. I went and listened to it again a few days ago. My opinion has not changed. I think it's fine live album....
  3. Perhaps Air Supply could have made an appearance...

    Perhaps Air Supply could have made an appearance as well.;)
  4. I liked H & E. I know I'm in the minority with...

    I liked H & E. I know I'm in the minority with that opinion. Having said that, I do realize H & E is not without some issues. Mainly, I think Yes could have been more aggressive with the music....
  5. Mick Ralphs is always worth a listen but they did...

    Mick Ralphs is always worth a listen but they did become more and more like Foreigner during the 80's. I thought the best record Bad Co. did during this period was the one with Robert Hart on vocals....
  6. Funny, Burning Sky has always been my favorite...

    Funny, Burning Sky has always been my favorite Bad Company album. No one else really seems to like it.

    Bill
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    He's quite good on the Mabel Greer's Toy Shop...

    He's quite good on the Mabel Greer's Toy Shop album from 2015 too. Sherwood is also on that and produced it.

    Bill
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    Agreed. Kaye sounds great too. Bill

    Agreed. Kaye sounds great too.

    Bill
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    I've got the 4LP set and find it to be quite...

    I've got the 4LP set and find it to be quite good. I've only heard the entire thing once, so my opinion may change upon further listening. Was particularly impressed with Nine Voices, Sweet Dreams,...
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    One of the things to appear out of the Sony deal...

    One of the things to appear out of the Sony deal was a reissue of the Them material which is quite excellent. Don't expect Moondance type stuff but more of a British Invasion sound. Really good,...
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    I've heard most of, if not all, of the 1979-1980...

    I've heard most of, if not all, of the 1979-1980 Europe shows. The band was not in good shape. The drugs/alcohol were in full control of Page and Bonham. There are moments when they hit the mark but...
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    Not all of us North Carolinians are obsessed with...

    Not all of us North Carolinians are obsessed with Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Greensboro has a couple of good stores as does Raleigh. I have my own record store here as well but we are in...
  13. I find things to enjoy in all Yes albums. Some...

    I find things to enjoy in all Yes albums. Some are better than others, obviously. Even albums that many find lacking such as Talk, OYE, Heaven and Earth and Union all have something about them that I...
  14. Thread: CD Rot

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    I've warned many about the adhesive labels....

    I've warned many about the adhesive labels. That's good advice!

    Bill
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    Sad, Sad, Sad was a surprising choice for sure....

    Sad, Sad, Sad was a surprising choice for sure. It was, unfortunately, the only surprising choice. A couple more off the beaten path songs would have made the set list better. Only the first show so...
  16. I thought that was pretty solid, especially for...

    I thought that was pretty solid, especially for the first show of the tour. I enjoyed Imagine too, however they should have Yes-ified it a bit more.

    Bill
  17. Great article, thanks for sharing! Bill

    Great article, thanks for sharing!

    Bill
  18. Thread: CD Rot

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    Imation discs have caused me some problems but I...

    Imation discs have caused me some problems but I have some CDr discs that are 20 years old and are fine. Maxell seems to be very reliable. What concerns me with the CDr discs is that I have my own...
  19. Thread: CD Rot

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    CD Rot

    How often have you encountered this? It's been a rare occurrence for me but yesterday I pulled out Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin and the 1st CD seems to be afflicted with this issue. Disc 2 and the...
  20. An absolutely brilliant record, in my opinion. ...

    An absolutely brilliant record, in my opinion.

    Bill
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    He recorded some gospel albums at one point,...

    He recorded some gospel albums at one point, perhaps this is when he "disappeared". Later he resurfaced in Clapton's band playing Hammond organ while David Sancious handled the synth work.

    Bill
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    I thought both Howe and Lee did well playing...

    I thought both Howe and Lee did well playing bass. Geddy was a huge Yes fan so I'm sure it was a blast for him to play. I do think Sherwood should have at least played on Owner and let Howe share...
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    I've got the US Stones albums. I think the first...

    I've got the US Stones albums. I think the first three are very strong, but tend to favor Now! There's a great version of You Can't Catch Me and Mona is excellent.

    Van had a huge influence on...
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    Four LPs? That's not going to be cheap. I'm in....

    Four LPs? That's not going to be cheap. I'm in. Looking forward to it. I do agree with Sean, that a DVD would have been nice.

    Bill
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    After the run from Beggar's through Exile,...

    After the run from Beggar's through Exile, anything was bound to be a let down. How does any band keep a streak like that going? GHS, IORR and B & B are probably lower end Stones albums. All had some...
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    Well most of the recent tours have been scheduled...

    Well most of the recent tours have been scheduled like this plus look at that schedule...lots of dates in the South in the heat of summer. That's gonna be tough.

    Undercover I love, great record....
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    You had mentioned Dance, Pt. 1 and another song...

    You had mentioned Dance, Pt. 1 and another song from the first half that I like to. Indian Girl is the weakest track on the record to me, but I like the atmosphere of it. Where the Boys Go is just a...
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    I don't have an issue with any song on ER. Down...

    I don't have an issue with any song on ER. Down in the Hole is a great track. All About You, She's So Cold...great album, to me.

    Bill
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    Emotional Rescue is underrated, in my opinion. ...

    Emotional Rescue is underrated, in my opinion.

    Bill
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    I was impressed too. Bill

    I was impressed too.

    Bill
  31. Bob Dylan is probably more elusive than Plant and...

    Bob Dylan is probably more elusive than Plant and Jagger put together.

    Still, I'm interested in the doc.

    Bill
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    I have had some issues with both seasons of...

    I have had some issues with both seasons of Discovery. 2nd season has been better than the 1st. It took TNG and DS9 a couple of seasons to figure it out. The show, to me, needs more involvement from...
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    Keith's been getting better. He's been closer to...

    Keith's been getting better. He's been closer to his old self, from what I've heard, over the last year or two. Part of that is because Ronnie, now that he's sober, has been doing more of the heavy...
  34. I think Howe is happy with Yes as it is. Sherwood...

    I think Howe is happy with Yes as it is. Sherwood and Davison have settled in nicely. I'm curious to see what this lineup can do now that it's been together for a while. While White has a fairly good...
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    One Hit is a classic. Loved the Jimmy Page solo...

    One Hit is a classic. Loved the Jimmy Page solo on it too. Steve Lillywhite was not a good match with the Stones, but I still find Dirty Work an enjoyable album.

    Bill
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    For me, it's a no brainer. Since I still own a...

    For me, it's a no brainer. Since I still own a brick and mortar store, CDs and vinyl are really the only option for me. Downloads hold no interest for me.

    Bill
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    I've always thought Ron Wood should be utilized...

    I've always thought Ron Wood should be utilized more as a writer. Maybe he could provide Mick and Keith with a spark. He's written some good stuff.

    Bill
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    It does come off as whiny. How old was Plant at...

    It does come off as whiny. How old was Plant at the beginning of Zep? 20? Would Wilson like it better if that hadn't released an album until they were all 40? I like Greta van Fleet. A bunch of young...
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    I have a soft spot for Shipwrecked. Overall, I...

    I have a soft spot for Shipwrecked. Overall, I think it's a solid record. The fade outs are odd, but other than that it's pretty good. I've been thinking about having it on again as well. Been a...
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    The thing about Zep was that they turned me on to...

    The thing about Zep was that they turned me on to blues and prog. I liked the extended, longer material and I wanted to seek out more of that which took me to bands like Yes, Uriah Heep, King...
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    I think Physical Graffiti and In Through The Out...

    I think Physical Graffiti and In Through The Out Door are the most varied. Those two albums had a little of everything.

    On the subject of the Doors, I have a couple of albums but they never...
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    I think Plant once called his lyrics deep and...

    I think Plant once called his lyrics deep and meaningless. I always thought that was funny.

    Bill
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    The history of Gallows Pole... ...

    The history of Gallows Pole...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maid_Freed_from_the_Gallows
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    Hmmm....I'll probably need to hear a track or two...

    Hmmm....I'll probably need to hear a track or two first but this could be quite nice.

    Bill
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    Led Zep has always been my favorite band. Sputnik...

    Led Zep has always been my favorite band. Sputnik sums it up quite well. I love all of their albums from LZ I through Celebration Day. Zeppelin would try anything from funk (The Crunge), folk (Babe,...
  46. I think my kids will take mine. In fact, they are...

    I think my kids will take mine. In fact, they are chomping at the bit.

    Bill
  47. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    I wasn't interested in Esquire at first. Just...

    I wasn't interested in Esquire at first. Just 80's pop music but about 15 years ago I decided I needed it and couldn't find a copy anywhere. Eventually, I did pick one up and it's still very 80's but...
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    I think Discovery would have worked better if...

    I think Discovery would have worked better if placed in the early 25th century after Voyager and after the prime time line events of the 2009 Star Trek film. Then the tech would not seem so out of...
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    I've enjoyed Discovery but like every Star Trek...

    I've enjoyed Discovery but like every Star Trek show, it has had its growing pains.

    TOS was, like many, my first Trek show. It will always be my favorite.
    TNG took a couple of seasons to really...
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    Daltrey is not writing songs for the new album....

    Daltrey is not writing songs for the new album. Townshend said one of the reasons for a new Who album is "It’s purely personal. It’s about my pride, my sense of self-worth and self-dignity as a...
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    The Quadrophenia Live in London CD/DVD was really...

    The Quadrophenia Live in London CD/DVD was really good. I think that's the best live post-Entwistle release they've done.

    Bill
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    Actual bass and drums is definitely needed. Geddy...

    Actual bass and drums is definitely needed. Geddy Lee could guest on it as the bassist. Not holding my breath on that one though but he would be at the level of musicianship that The Who requires...
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    This another reason why I prefer Wood to Taylor....

    This another reason why I prefer Wood to Taylor. Wood has contributed drums, sax, bass, piano, slide and pedal steel to the band. Taylor was strictly guitar with very occasional bass work.

    Bill
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    I think what I mean is the best at fitting with...

    I think what I mean is the best at fitting with Keith's love for weaving. Wood seems to fit that bill better. With Taylor he was the lead player and Keith the rhythm player. The line was blurred when...
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    Taylor was, by all means, the best guitarist they...

    Taylor was, by all means, the best guitarist they had but I don't think he fits the band as well as Ron Wood. Wood just seems to work better with Keith.

    Bill
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    Dushanbe. That's it. I completely drew a blank....

    Dushanbe. That's it. I completely drew a blank.

    Bill
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    I've been at PE since the Yahoo days. Don't post...

    I've been at PE since the Yahoo days. Don't post as much as I once did, but I do check in daily. I remember a lot of what everyone else has mentioned: Yuppets, Sherwood, jegheist, monkeyman, no jon...
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    Nice that he gives Wyman some respect. I don't...

    Nice that he gives Wyman some respect. I don't think Bill Wyman gets his due.

    Bill
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    Congrats on 20. Here's to 20 more! Bill

    Congrats on 20. Here's to 20 more!

    Bill
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    I still have the original vinyl and I play it...

    I still have the original vinyl and I play it every year at Christmas. One of my favorite Christmas records.

    Bill
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