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    Andy Fraser on Mr Big from Free Live. How I wish...

    Andy Fraser on Mr Big from Free Live. How I wish I'd been at that gig!
  2. Sounds like the second set was largely a repeat...

    Sounds like the second set was largely a repeat of the first, so I'm relieved that despite being there only for the first set I didn't miss too much.

    What a stellar bunch of musicians, I feel so...
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    I used to have that one in the pic sleeve. Lost...

    I used to have that one in the pic sleeve. Lost it when moving house in 1984. I still wake up regretting that!

    But the single of ITCOTCK did survive the move. I'm not surprised it never charted...
  4. Just got my tickets. I am sooo looking forward to...

    Just got my tickets. I am sooo looking forward to this. :D
  5. Thanks man, that's just brilliant.

    Thanks man, that's just brilliant.
  6. Thread: Prog Love Songs?

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    Book of Saturday

    Book of Saturday
  7. With you on this. As for "The Letters", ever...

    With you on this. As for "The Letters", ever since I heard the Brondesbury Tapes I've preferred the lyrics to "Why don't you just drop in?", which eventually morphed into "The Letters".

    Why don't...
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    +1 No need to substantiate the claim; it's...

    +1

    No need to substantiate the claim; it's self-evident.
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    Nice article, thanks for sharing. Giles is...

    Nice article, thanks for sharing.

    Giles is for me the standout Crimso drummer. So glad to have caught him playing with 21CSB.
    Then Bruford, Muir, McCulloch, Wallace but heck, they're all good....
  10. And on gigs. And records. Them were the days :)

    And on gigs. And records. Them were the days :)
  11. High Tide - Sea Shanties (1969)

    High Tide - Sea Shanties (1969)
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    The Pittsburgh version was on a 1970s vinyl boot...

    The Pittsburgh version was on a 1970s vinyl boot called Heretic; maybe your cassette was taken from that.

    It's a close call, but I prefer the studio version.
  13. Thread: Manband

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    Yes I have that one, though goodness knows when I...

    Yes I have that one, though goodness knows when I last gave it a spin. Fond memories of it, must dig it out and remind myself why I liked it. I seem to remember the ferret interview on side 2 was a...
  14. Thanks man, I wasn't going to get this but having...

    Thanks man, I wasn't going to get this but having read your review I have to have it :meh
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    And at the other end of the scale there's Bill...

    And at the other end of the scale there's Bill Bruford's credit for his (non-)playing on Trio: "Admirable restraint".
  16. Well if they ever do come your way, I suggest you...

    Well if they ever do come your way, I suggest you check them out. Their performance exceeded my expectations. Pete French's voice has stood up well and Boltz appears to have lost neither his skill...
  17. I prefer In Hearing Of. The current version...

    I prefer In Hearing Of.

    The current version of the band (featuring Steve Bolton and Pete French) will be playing this weekend at WeyFest. Pity I never caught them back in Crane's day but I'm...
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    I was fortunate to hear -- and see -- Amanda...

    I was fortunate to hear -- and see -- Amanda Parsons with National Health live, and this was when Bill Bruford was on drums so it must have been in early 1977? Anyway, it was a wonderful gig and I...
  19. I was 13 years of age when this came out. The...

    I was 13 years of age when this came out. The trendy young art teacher brought it into school and used the cover as the basis for one of our art lessons; sadly, my effort was definitely sub-Godber....
  20. So I've started with the Blu-Ray, I'm maybe...

    So I've started with the Blu-Ray, I'm maybe halfway through and I'm very happy with it. The visuals work well for me; I've no problem with the cross-fades/overlays that so annoyed some earlier...
  21. Mine just landed on the doormat!

    Mine just landed on the doormat!
  22. Thread: SHAMAL

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    For me, this represented a wrong turn. Camembert...

    For me, this represented a wrong turn. Camembert and the trilogy do it for me and this doesn't. The high quality of the musicianship is undeniable; it's just not my cuppa tea.
  23. Thanks, that made my day :)

    Thanks, that made my day :)
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    Depends what you mean by "that" good. For my...

    Depends what you mean by "that" good. For my taste, the vocals are weak and I wish that in places they'd given the album a bit more oomph. Of course, Fripp would have done that, had these...
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    Considering I never liked their music (and still...

    Considering I never liked their music (and still don't), I really enjoyed the documentary. It was interesting in a Rock Family Tree way to remedy my ignorance of the early careers of the group...
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    +1 :up

    +1 :up
  27. Thread: Gong - Shamal

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    Yep, that's right. My first taste of Gong live...

    Yep, that's right. My first taste of Gong live was on the Shamal tour, the Sussex Uni gig, and Pinchevsky was definitely playing with the band that night. An excellent evening's entertainment it was,...
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    Yeah, and it was one of the 10 I got right :)....

    Yeah, and it was one of the 10 I got right :). Which means I got 4 wrong :roll.
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    I was on Mastermind in 1987 and offered "The...

    I was on Mastermind in 1987 and offered "The music of Robert Fripp" as my specialist subject. They turned it down. Very dismissive they were. Not a proper subject, they said. Clearly, things have...
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    I was at the 1977 Rainbow gig, and very good it...

    I was at the 1977 Rainbow gig, and very good it was. But I've never heard the recording! Must put that right sometime.

    I love everything he did with Gong. Of his solo albums, it's probably no...
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    This has been the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4...

    This has been the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 all week, abridged in 5 parts by Katrin Williams and read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. It should be available on iPlayer for the next few weeks.
    ...
  32. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/features/sna...

    http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/features/snapshotsofthepast/9475660.The_Giles_Brothers_____We_were_not_trendsetters___/
  33. The most treasured items in my vinyl collection...

    The most treasured items in my vinyl collection are the stereo and mono versions of this album (never even seen another copy of the latter). Sure, it's not King Crimson, it's not prog and in places...
  34. Thread: 10CC

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    Mick Wilson supplies lead vocals for both 10cc...

    Mick Wilson supplies lead vocals for both 10cc and Three Friends (playing the music of Gentle Giant). And although I much prefer the music of GG to that of 10cc, I have to say that he's very good at...
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    Did anyone else see Daevid and Euterpe tour this...

    Did anyone else see Daevid and Euterpe tour this album? I saw them at Brighton teachers training college and despite the venue somewhat lacking atmosphere it was such a great gig. They played the...
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    That's the one. Such a soulful, beautiful piece,...

    That's the one. Such a soulful, beautiful piece, it wouldn't be the same without the 'tron.
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