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  1. I also saw them on the New Erections tour (2007),...

    I also saw them on the New Erections tour (2007), and was amazed how they were actually able to reproduce their shit on stage. That's some truly demanding stuff to perform. And all while wearing...
  2. Here's one of very many threads we've had on...

    Here's one of very many threads we've had on progressive punk allsorts throughout the years here at PE:...
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    ^ No, they reformed later and went completely...

    ^ No, they reformed later and went completely committed to the act of playing true prog and sympho.
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    And you have to consent, Moe, that his ongoing...

    And you have to consent, Moe, that his ongoing project of writing these (somewhat often bizarre) monologues of "overall presentations of whatever topic in question" until now have appeared rather...
  5. Whisky weekend. XTC - Black Sea Stranglers -...

    Whisky weekend.

    XTC - Black Sea
    Stranglers - The Raven
    Propaganda - A Secret Wish
    Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
    Random Hold - Avalanche
    Höyry-Kone - (both)
    Meshuggah - ObZen
    Cynic - Focus
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    "School Mam" contains some of the grittiest bass...

    "School Mam" contains some of the grittiest bass work I'm aware of. The very level of fierce fury in that tune as it develops is simply menacing, and that bass just gets ever more threatening.

    ...
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    ^ Udi, I think it's quite close to the sound and...

    ^ Udi, I think it's quite close to the sound and approach of No. 2, albeit just not quite "there" yet in terms of stylistic conviction. Altogether I find No. 2, Paix and Libertes her greatest...
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    This should rather aim at being closer to Cin...

    This should rather aim at being closer to Cin Klimsong and Yes, 'cause that's the prog I know from before and can relate to. I don't want so-called "prog" to think that it's about doing other and/or...
  9. Well, if THIS one doesn't hit all the right...

    Well, if THIS one doesn't hit all the right buttons I'm sure that the NEXT Yes album will certainly do so and be up to former form. And stuff.

    Im already looking forward to the -NEXT- Yes record.
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    Franksterman, having been a "Zappa-student...

    Franksterman, having been a "Zappa-student musician" yourself, what do you think of stuff like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XqR9Q8EmaI

    I'm a bit in two minds about it this myself, as...
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    "Passing Through" is absolutely worldclass...

    "Passing Through" is absolutely worldclass songwriting and performance, but it's the conclusive track from their third record - Beware The Shadow - not the second, which was Strange Affair the year...
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    Again; I know. As did other artists whose work I...

    Again; I know. As did other artists whose work I admired like Roald Dahl and Céline and more recently artists like Ken Loach et al.

    And as a Holocaust-historian myself, this was an embarrassing...
  13. There are a few thousand titles in my collection....

    There are a few thousand titles in my collection.

    About 1/8 from the 2010s until now, which I've found to be a productive phase in rock development notwithstanding the decline in "organized...
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    I know. He embraced the endeavours of Erdogan...

    I know. He embraced the endeavours of Erdogan even after the latter's anticipated turn towards obtuse constitutional authoritarianism, all in the name of "patriotic fraternization" between...
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    Absolute fan of the classic Abba here, but these...

    Absolute fan of the classic Abba here, but these two tracks did not connect whatsoever. I guess as far as possibilities of reforming was concerned, it was now or never.

    At their best,...
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    RIP Mikis Theodorakis

    Gone at 96 y.o. from an apparently undramatic cardiac arrest after a lengthy bedridden illness, the Greek legend of everything from fairly easy-listening film soundtracks to large-scale philharmonic...
  17. Yes, eventually. But generally speaking, the...

    Yes, eventually.

    But generally speaking, the answer is still yes. Psych is and was the daddy, yes.

    There's apparently a new Yes album. But I couldn't tell how good it is, since I haven't...
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    You can easily hear where many of the...

    You can easily hear where many of the up-and-coming avant-guitar trios (Altered States, Forever Einstein and later Ahleuchatistas, Zevious, Korekyojin, Many Arms, Bushman's Revenge, Motor Humming,...
  19. I prefer Huono Parturi to this. And I wouldn't...

    I prefer Huono Parturi to this. And I wouldn't say they were notably "derivative of KCrimson" (unlike several others I can think of) but rather sensitive and open towards developments in creative (as...
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    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.p...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/11153-Help-Yourself-Reaffirmation-An-Anthology?highlight=malcolm+morley

    Great, great band. Even at their most apparently tedious, as in "She's...
  21. Probably the closest a Canterbury-styled...

    Probably the closest a Canterbury-styled representation comes to a compressed hard-rock song. One of the absolute GREAT opening tunes of any "classic" progressive rock album. If you like this you'll...
  22. Pretty darn good, and I keep coming back to it....

    Pretty darn good, and I keep coming back to it. Much of it sounds almost timeless nowadays, both in terms of production values, compositional approach and aesthetic attitude.

    And Peacock's input...
  23. Mostly true, although when reading Bruce...

    Mostly true, although when reading Bruce Botnick's recollections it's surprising how much technical say Lee apparently had with the string quartet on Forever Changes. He obviously envisioned himself...
  24. One of the great moments of Zappism is when his...

    One of the great moments of Zappism is when his sarcastic laughter all of a sudden rings at "authentic" timbre and speed during the outro to this song. The goofy-stoopid earlier banana-comedic laughs...
  25. The most overtly impressive guitarists I ever saw...

    The most overtly impressive guitarists I ever saw myself were Bert Jansch, Paolo Angeli, Richard Thompson, Mary Halvorson, Mick Barr, Henry Kaiser and Kazuhisa Uchihashi. I never ever witnessed or...
  26. Venom.

    Venom.
  27. Korekyojin. Tatsuya Yoshida's...

    Korekyojin.

    Tatsuya Yoshida's (Ruins/Koenjihyakkei + sundry dozen others) flynky-clunky power-trio with ace guitarist Kido Natsuki (Bondage Fruit/P.O.N./Salle Gaveau + various several) and Nasuno...
  28. To my ears, Absolutely Free was one of the first...

    To my ears, Absolutely Free was one of the first "true" progressive rock albums - period. Pet Sounds may have beaten it for time, production and sheer refinement, but AF is the very first outcome of...
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    ^ I'm listening to that sole Goma album right...

    ^ I'm listening to that sole Goma album right now, and keep thinking that it'd might attain status as a hidden gem were it not for its geographical origins - especially given the somewhat misplaced...
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    I have to admit to never really grasping the...

    I have to admit to never really grasping the alleged greatness of Triana, but just today I spun my hissy and crackly ol' copy of El Patio and it's a fabulous record. From what I understand, it rates...
  31. ^ I keep tasking between Western Culture and...

    ^ I keep tasking between Western Culture and Unrest to be their finest album, but I've been doing that since I discovered them anno '93.

    I cherish the processed and reprocessed improvisations on...
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    What's good on the Locanda record is truly good,...

    What's good on the Locanda record is truly good, IMHO. The title track, "Cercando Un Nuovo Confine" and "Sogno Di Estunno", for instance. That ubiquitous piano really makes the day, as I hear it. The...
  33. They most certainly weren't to begin with,...

    They most certainly weren't to begin with, although Traffic for sure became one with parts of Barleycorn, Low Spark and Eagle.

    IMO.
  34. Except for the fact that "It Must Be a Camel"...

    Except for the fact that "It Must Be a Camel" arguably represented his most successful stab at merging densely drawed sheets and dominant melodics. You get the feeling that he saved both "Regalia"...
  35. Don't forget Venom! :up

    Don't forget Venom! :up
  36. At 14 I thought myself the biggest Sabbath fan in...

    At 14 I thought myself the biggest Sabbath fan in the whole world. But then I abandoned the notion of "coolness" about the whole deal.

    Yet still today, the second half of "Dirty Women" (after the...
  37. Venom are quite possibly the greatest group to...

    Venom are quite possibly the greatest group to ever form.

    The absolute pinnacle of post-modernist, crude damnation of primal basic logics. At least The Shaggs had actively intricate minds of...
  38. Given the circumstance and level of general...

    Given the circumstance and level of general evolution in rock - and it is most definitely some sort of rock music - Western Culture was the most culturally and musically advanced album of all time....
  39. Did you ever hear the Caught Live + Five 1 1/2-LP...

    Did you ever hear the Caught Live + Five 1 1/2-LP concert recording? It's actually quite cool and displays their more raunchy sound on stage, at which stage [no pun] they basically saw some trouble...
  40. Money is essentially all the bit as...

    Money is essentially all the bit as sophisticatedly intricate as the (mostly instrumental) trilogy, but the conversion of composition into "funny tunes" ironically makes for an even more difficult...
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    If you consider what they're very obviously...

    If you consider what they're very obviously attempting to achieve here, it's a near-flawless 33 1/2 minutes.

    I love it, always did. Although I personally actually prefer L'Isola di Niente to this...
  42. I don't think they ever really "represented" the...

    I don't think they ever really "represented" the 60s; they were atypical and just different back then - just like a number of other acts who had their big opportunity through sheer iodiosyncracy but...
  43. The Paternoster record was infamously taped at...

    The Paternoster record was infamously taped at too high a pacing of the reel, rendering executions sounding like a molten corpse when later played down to normal speed. I don't think the initially...
  44. I'd have to agree. The heavy duty of Danish...

    I'd have to agree. The heavy duty of Danish "alternative" rock in 1969-75 was the debt from two main sources; contemporary U.S. rock both over- and underground (folk-, blues- and country-rock...
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    Granted I've only heard limited bits of her 80s...

    Granted I've only heard limited bits of her 80s output, but even her very earliest records display her impressively advanced sence of harmonic depth, which I suppose stems from an unusual approach to...
  46. If you haven't got it already - get it now. ...

    If you haven't got it already - get it now.

    Fabulous! For anyone into thinking how ELP's "Toccata" may be spiced up with a further elaboration of original events and circumstance, it's a complete...
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    So sad about it. FAB player!

    So sad about it. FAB player!
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    For a younger/upstart band: Bubblemath. For an...

    For a younger/upstart band: Bubblemath.

    For an older band I'd go for Samla Mammas Manna's Kaka, which is phenomenally fabulous given the gap.
  49. Svetonio is basically correct; Igra Staklenih...

    Svetonio is basically correct; Igra Staklenih Perli's debut is essentially the greatest non-German kraut album from the later 70s. From the earlier years, there's no doubt whatsoever that the first...
  50. I think it's their one -seriously- needed...

    I think it's their one -seriously- needed release.

    Their later ones, except for parts of Chord and Threshold, have aged absolutely terribly.

    IMHO.
  51. I think it's fantastic. It represents their exact...

    I think it's fantastic. It represents their exact underground sound at that point here in Oslo, and serves as an illustration as to how "radical rock" actually attained a level of leverage with a...
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    It was Monkman's fault, no doubt.

    It was Monkman's fault, no doubt.
  53. "Erk Gah" or "Hold to the Zero Burn, Imagine" is...

    "Erk Gah" or "Hold to the Zero Burn, Imagine" is very much a separate, singular work and should serve as such. It should be heard as a totality and unity and interpreted as one chart - IMHO. You...
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    Thank you for that very fine song/tune. It...

    Thank you for that very fine song/tune. It captures everything that was always unequivocally fantastic about the "genre" and renders it all the more attractive to newcomers or critics who still...
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    ^ "The Four Horsemen" became a staple of...

    ^ "The Four Horsemen" became a staple of underground and AOR/classic rock radio even in the US and in the UK, where John Peel championed it. Demis Roussos would continue to perform it throughout his...
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    Like compatriots Asfalto and Medina Azahara, they...

    Like compatriots Asfalto and Medina Azahara, they bridged from somewhat heavy progressive into pure hard rock. And I believe this is what gave them a standing in their homeland; there's supposedly...
  57. I suppose. They didn't get many hits, though. ...

    I suppose. They didn't get many hits, though.

    Should have gone for "War" or "Bad Alchemy".
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    You bastard! I wonder how the new one will do....

    You bastard! I wonder how the new one will do. :mad
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    ^ I'll have to check 'em out. Thx. :up I...

    ^ I'll have to check 'em out. Thx. :up

    I listened to The Doors, Cream, Hendrix and The Who when I was 13-14, after having been a fan of Zep/Sab/Heep/Deep/Free etc. for a couple of years, but I...
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    I have to say I've never even heard of them. ...

    I have to say I've never even heard of them.

    Presumably they weren't more famous than Irmin's Way, Elias Hulk, Gygafo or Isolation. :)
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