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    "Apollo" seems to be more what I'm interested in....

    "Apollo" seems to be more what I'm interested in. There's the bass again (which I thought was a bit absent from Grand Tour).
  2. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Rad.

    Rad.
  3. Thread: VDGG box!

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    I’ve been waiting for some US distribution....

    I’ve been waiting for some US distribution. Hopefully soon.
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    Huzzah!

    Huzzah!
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    I've got Mother London coming. I'm happy to read...

    I've got Mother London coming. I'm happy to read non-linear fiction, so this will (hopefully) be right up my alley.

    I picked up a collection of Elric stories which include scripts for some...
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    Oh. I shouldn't forget. I picked up a few...

    Oh. I shouldn't forget.

    I picked up a few Moorcock books, too. I guess I'll see how those land.
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    Very informative thread! Thanks for starting it,...

    Very informative thread! Thanks for starting it, DrGoon! :) The stories are great, too!

    As I mentioned in the Jack O' The Clock thread (of all places to discuss Hawkwind, that place seems the...
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    ^All that sounds just wonderful! Thanks for...

    ^All that sounds just wonderful! Thanks for posting!

    Burning Shed has their preorder up, too: ...
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    I took your advice! My usual entry point into...

    I took your advice!

    My usual entry point into a JotC composition is the rhythm section--and I think for good reason! This album is far less focussed on the rhythm section. It's more...
  10. I just picked them up, too. Needed something...

    I just picked them up, too. Needed something heavy and catchy, so I dove in.

    Coincidentally, I started getting into Hawkwind at the same time.
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    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Here's "Still Life" from the broadcast: ...

    Here's "Still Life" from the broadcast:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28F5Rba7zVY

    I imagine that that could be cleaned up a little, remove the hiss.
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    ^ I spent a good bit of time this weekend...

    ^ I spent a good bit of time this weekend listening to Cunning Stunts, Blind Dog and Better By Far, three albums I own but am terribly unfamiliar with (two of them are on the Eclectic label, which...
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    ^Really hard to go wrong with anything, but if...

    ^Really hard to go wrong with anything, but if you need a sampler (so to speak), grab the live album available (download only) on Bandcamp. Great starting point.
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    Ach! Who can pass up a good pre-order? Done!

    Ach! Who can pass up a good pre-order? Done!
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    ^I wish I knew! I’ve owned Space Ritual for a...

    ^I wish I knew! I’ve owned Space Ritual for a long time now, but it never clicked. (It’s a tough album to listen to without knowing the originals, methinks—I imagine I’ll appreciate it more now.). I...
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    ^ I'm a little disappointed with the longer...

    ^ I'm a little disappointed with the longer songs, which were always the highlights of previous albums. "The Butcher" doesn't seem to do much. It's got some really good parts, but it doesn't stick...
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    From the Caravan FB page: "Big announcement...

    From the Caravan FB page:

    "Big announcement tomorrow re boxset!"

    So there's that!
  19. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Welp, here's two new songs the Psychonauts...

    Welp, here's two new songs the Psychonauts recently played.


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


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOrQHR2UJ7Q
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    ^Ach! Good catch! I’ll give it a listen...

    ^Ach! Good catch! I’ll give it a listen tomorrow. Great tune.
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    Trying to imagine what a commercial sounding VdGG...

    Trying to imagine what a commercial sounding VdGG record might sound like is certainly a harrowing adventure. I mean, I guess it might sound like VdG or maybe the K Group, but even that feels like a...
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    Happy birthday indeed! The New Yorker...

    Happy birthday indeed!

    The New Yorker spotlighted some of their writings about Dylan yesterday. Here be the link: https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/sunday-reading-bob-dylan-at-eighty...
  23. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Let them eat cake.

    Let them eat cake.
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    Seems that Moulding has a few new songs coming...

    Seems that Moulding has a few new songs coming our way:

    https://burningshed.com/store/colin-moulding_store?utm_source=Newsletter+20+05+2021&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter+20+05+2021

    ...
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    Pre-order for the new IB/PH album is up! ...

    Pre-order for the new IB/PH album is up!

    https://burningshed.com/store/isildursbane?utm_source=Newsletter+20+05+2021&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter+20+05+2021

    Extraordinary times call...
  26. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    I think I've had enough spins to properly digest...

    I think I've had enough spins to properly digest the new album.

    It shouldn't surprise anyone who has read anything I've posted about this album to hear that I love it.

    It's quite a nice...
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    Very happy I picked this up from Wayside. It's...

    Very happy I picked this up from Wayside. It's pretty fucking rad, even if I'm not entirely sure I understand what the hell is happening.
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    ^ That doesn't mean that I don't like engaging in...

    ^ That doesn't mean that I don't like engaging in a discussion about the music even if I have already made some decisions about that music. It's not about proving oneself right (or, at least, I...
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    His work on Hostile Ambient Takeover is awesome! ...

    His work on Hostile Ambient Takeover is awesome! But, yeah, I don't know what he's doing anymore. I know he had some personal issues which lead to his dismissal from Melvins (I believe this is...
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    I think it's just fun to have discussions about...

    I think it's just fun to have discussions about the music we like (and sometimes don't like).

    Frank's comment about Cardiacs is spot-on. I wouldn't have thought of it unless this discussion had...
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    Good comparison. Given that these Bungle songs...

    Good comparison. Given that these Bungle songs were never properly recorded, I’m definitely happy to have them.




    Dunn does a pretty good job supporting Patton on that one, too.
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    I decided to challenge myself to re-evaluate late...

    I decided to challenge myself to re-evaluate late era Can. To that end, I purchased Rite Time, Saw Delight, Unlimited Edition, Flow Motion and Landed from the Can/Spoon Records site. I know I've...
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    Disappointed that the Cary, NC show is no longer...

    Disappointed that the Cary, NC show is no longer happening, but I can hopefully make the show in ATL. Hopefully the Zappa band is still a part of this.
  34. Thread: MLB 2021

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    How the heck does he get this pitch??? (about...

    How the heck does he get this pitch??? (about 2:00 in)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7greSyfMOQ
  35. Thread: MLB 2021

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    The RBI, then, should be given the same...

    The RBI, then, should be given the same attention.

    Yes, there is something to be said about a player who can hit with men on base. But, largely, RBI is a stat that is dependent on one's...
  36. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I think the individual pitcher win still means...

    I think the individual pitcher win still means something both statistically and symbolically.

    The likelihood of a pitcher having 15+ wins at the end of the season and being awful is not great. It...
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    ^Mr. Bungle music is definitely not for weenies....

    ^Mr. Bungle music is definitely not for weenies.

    Or Rambos, actually.
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    ^ Same! Listened to it this morning, in fact. ...

    ^ Same! Listened to it this morning, in fact.

    If you like the studio album, be sure to grab the live release coming out this summer.
    ...
  39. We’re glad that you are. Please bring back...

    We’re glad that you are.

    Please bring back the pink packing peanuts now.
  40. The new album arrived yesterday (day before?)...

    The new album arrived yesterday (day before?) from Cuneiform. I haven't had much of a chance to listen to it yet, but, what I did listen to, is astoundingly good (not that that was in doubt).
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    Getting more and more excited for this box!

    Getting more and more excited for this box!
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    July! Ach. I guess I can wait.

    July! Ach. I guess I can wait.
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    I was thinking the same as far as a spent force...

    I was thinking the same as far as a spent force goes.

    The clip included in the article doesn’t completely dissuade me of that notion, but the audio sounds pretty good.
    ...
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    Can: New live series

    Story in the NYT:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/arts/music/can-live-albums.html?fbclid=IwAR1BGUZqUWgD19opUG36McxjxeKVekPD05DkFoajTte2PZbZNfkX5tCk9dc

    “But later this month, Mute Records will...
  45. New album on the way from Cuneiform. ...

    New album on the way from Cuneiform.

    https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-california

    Huzzah.
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    Be sad no more! It's not Wolf People, but, boy...

    Be sad no more! It's not Wolf People, but, boy howdy, it sure does sound like Wolf People!

    https://largeplantsband.bandcamp.com/track/the-carrier

    "The Carrier is Jack Sharp’s first offering as...
  47. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Could’ve said the same thing about Bumgarner’s no...

    Could’ve said the same thing about Bumgarner’s no hit 7-inning game.

    But no one did.
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    Same! Picked up a logo t-shirt, too. I shall...

    Same!

    Picked up a logo t-shirt, too. I shall wear it safely. And generically.
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    New album on the way: ...

    New album on the way:

    https://stranglers.tmstor.es

    "We are pleased to announce that the band’s eighteenth studio album Dark Matters will be released on 10th September 2021 and it is now...
  50. If nothing else, I'm curious to hear what SW's...

    If nothing else, I'm curious to hear what SW's mix sounds like.

    But, having bought the box last year (or whenever it was), I got a feeling I'll pass on this.

    Knowing how way leads to way,...
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    Robert Fripp/The Grid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX2_STR3r1g&t=1s

    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/leviathan-lead-track-premiere
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    Pioneer League? Independent leagues can gimmick...

    Pioneer League? Independent leagues can gimmick the shit out of the game. Does it really matter?
  53. ^No problems using the American retailer for the...

    ^No problems using the American retailer for the band. Arrived on time.
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    Give him a couple of no hot innings from the...

    Give him a couple of no hot innings from the first game. Braves managed one hit in 14 innings of baseball yesterday.

    Or, rather, what the Braves are calling baseball because that was a clownshow,...
  55. ^It is very open, very airy. I like this mix...

    ^It is very open, very airy. I like this mix quite a bit. Lots of space between instruments.
  56. More than likely, I'll be "attending" this show...

    More than likely, I'll be "attending" this show this weekend.
  57. Excellent news!

    Excellent news!
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    ^ I'm still going to hold out hope that they find...

    ^ I'm still going to hold out hope that they find some decent live shows to include and maybe--just maybe--the rest of what would have been the second side of Pawn Hearts. The live-in-studio version...
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    “Massive VdGG reissues campaign” is certainly...

    “Massive VdGG reissues campaign” is certainly news.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-cFgSDeFCw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-cFgSDeFCw

    "Frederick! Freddie!"
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