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    I would probably delete "John I'm Only Dancing"...

    I would probably delete "John I'm Only Dancing" (which I never really cared for) and replace it with "Suffragette City". The same with swapping "Fame" with "Young Americans". "Lady Grinning Soul" and...
  2. That makes sense because Tull came back around to...

    That makes sense because Tull came back around to the Detroit area at Pine Knob, an outdoor venue, on 6-15-88. Blossom Center was 6-13-88. I'm using a Tull site for look-ups:...
  3. I looked it up. For me, it was different because...

    I looked it up. For me, it was different because I saw them at Cobo Hall in Detroit, and that was the last show I saw at that defunct venue. So it was 11-27-87. The tour continued in the U.S. on the...
  4. Yes, that would be about right, because I...

    Yes, that would be about right, because I remember afterward buying Fairport's latest live CD "In Real Time", which incidentally is an excellent release...

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  5. I remember seeing Fairport as opening act to Tull...

    I remember seeing Fairport as opening act to Tull in the 80s. Splendid show. Pegg played bass for both bands' sets -- never left the stage.
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    "Stop Making Sense", "Don't Look Back", "Tommy",...

    "Stop Making Sense", "Don't Look Back", "Tommy", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars", "The Song Remains the Same" and "Heavy Metal".
  7. David Gilmour won exclusive name rights to "Pink...

    David Gilmour won exclusive name rights to "Pink Floyd" in court, which of course would include pinkfloyd.com. Big money in the name alone, aside from individual song royalties which still get split...
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    Never been to the State in Kazoo. I remember...

    Never been to the State in Kazoo. I remember seeing Eric Clapton at Wing's stadium in the early 80s with Albert Lee as his rhythm guitarist. I remember thinking only Clapton could have someone like...
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    I remember "Tomorrow Never Knows" being played on...

    I remember "Tomorrow Never Knows" being played on the Beatles' cartoon show. Rather hilarious that my mom let me as a 7 year old listen to such subversive stuff. It starts at 3:24....
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    Saw the Black and Blue tour at Joe Louis Arena...

    Saw the Black and Blue tour at Joe Louis Arena with Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult in 1980. I'm not sure RJD even needed a mic the way he projected.
  11. Take a cha-cha-chance.

    Take a cha-cha-chance.
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    RIP Fred Willard

    Fred Willard died today, he was 86. Just a very, very funny man who stole nearly every scene he was ever in...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GaJPgI3jh4
  13. I could probably pick a baker's dozen more...

    I could probably pick a baker's dozen more obscure:

    To Be Sad Is a Mad Way to Be
    Critique Oblique
    Sailor
    Paradise Steakhouse
    Good Godmother
    Summerday Sands
    Salamander's Rag Time
    Old Aces...
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    How unfortunate for you. And might I say...

    How unfortunate for you. And might I say seemingly odd you would rate it so low. Brilliant album.
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    Star Rider - Foreigner

    Star Rider - Foreigner
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    It was my favorite Sabbath album. Unfortunately,...

    It was my favorite Sabbath album. Unfortunately, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath was released the following year.
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    I have numerous 45s from the era.

    I have numerous 45s from the era.
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    It happens quite often, and not just stars of the...

    It happens quite often, and not just stars of the 50s. I remember in the early 80s going to a $5 keg party at a VFW hall in River Rouge, MI and who was playing? The Great Fatsby Leslie West. It was...
  19. They can call it....Los Endos. But given the...

    They can call it....Los Endos. But given the distant improbability of Gabriel, Phillips and Hackett ever playing with their bandmates from Genesis again, it might as well be called Apocalypse in 9/8.
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    [QUOTE=Onslow;975091] Is it available for...

    Is it available for purchase? I listened to some YouTube excerpts and it sounded absolutely horrible. So yeah, I'll take the rush job when they were actually still relevant, rather than a 2001...
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    Was so looking forward to them coming to the...

    Was so looking forward to them coming to the Detroit area in June, but alas it was not meant to be.
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    Some more I just dug up: Live in Concert With...

    Some more I just dug up:

    Live in Concert With Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - Procol Harum: simply the best version of "Conquistador" ever.
    Concert for Bangladesh -- George Harrison & Friends: I...
  23. Thread: ZZ Top

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    Love "Backdoor Medley" from Fandago. Loud, rude...

    Love "Backdoor Medley" from Fandago. Loud, rude and spastic.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZk39ifLTlQ
  24. Yeah, well...it seems the whole country has gone...

    Yeah, well...it seems the whole country has gone stark raving mad. Here in Michigan we have protesters in the Capitol carrying AR-15s and waving Confederate flags. What either of those items have to...
  25. I was thinking about the flood of...

    I was thinking about the flood of coronavirus-linked advertisement on TV, most of it disgustingly, oozingly, dramatically insincere. And, as I am naturally snarky, I tried to think up the worst...
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    Here's a fabulous 11 minute version of "A New Day...

    Here's a fabulous 11 minute version of "A New Day Yesterday" from the '72 Thick as a Brick Tour:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPbc5hCNKSs&feature=emb_title
  27. Thread: ZZ Top

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    I don't know if it was intentional but there was...

    I don't know if it was intentional but there was certainly a Peter Green vibe going on in the delivery early on in the song.
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    A song quite apt for our current quarantine.... ...

    A song quite apt for our current quarantine....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH5qJNl8qDM
  29. Yeah, that capo on the 2nd fret was disconcerting.

    Yeah, that capo on the 2nd fret was disconcerting.
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    Probably the best draft for the Lions since 2013....

    Probably the best draft for the Lions since 2013. Quinn actually didn't overthink things and went BPA for most of the draft. Anytime you can get the best CB in the draft in Okudah, and De'Andre Swift...
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    The Moody Blues - Have You Heard (Pt. 1)/The...

    The Moody Blues - Have You Heard (Pt. 1)/The Voyage/Have You Heard (Pt. 2)
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    My worry is...Bob Effing Quinn. The smartest man...

    My worry is...Bob Effing Quinn. The smartest man in the room, who comes from the Patriots but goes in a bizarro anti-Belichick direction, has made some of the most logic-defying, fan-deflating,...
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    Sticky: Interesting that the gentleman from Texas (and I...

    Interesting that the gentleman from Texas (and I use that descriptor with the utmost venomous snark) is only concerned with his grandchildren's bank accounts and not the least concerned that his...
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    Aside from the ones already mentioned: Thick...

    Aside from the ones already mentioned:

    Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull: incredibly inventive and snarky, including a several page foldout of a newspaper, in this case the mythical St. Cleve...
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    Fast-forward to 3:58 on this track. Anyone who...

    Fast-forward to 3:58 on this track. Anyone who can lay down this bass line can do just about anything on that instrument:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLCrTMHZVmE
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flz5lL9V2Bk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flz5lL9V2Bk
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    Been catching up on John Prine. Just a splendid,...

    Been catching up on John Prine. Just a splendid, thoughtful and funny songwriter.
  38. My interest and love for Pink Floyd and Tull...

    My interest and love for Pink Floyd and Tull hasn't changed, particularly since Tull's Steven Wilson remasters have been coming out every year or so and are really brilliant with the additional...
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    Yes, the drums are annoying to the point of...

    Yes, the drums are annoying to the point of distraction. Fairly ruins what might otherwise be a decent cover.
  40. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper.

    Richard Thompson, Roy Harper.
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    Sagan may not have said "Billions and billions of...

    Sagan may not have said "Billions and billions of stars", but he did say "ten billion, billion, billion atoms"...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQ_7QUyb20&feature=related

    And. William....
  42. Probably, Tull's Aqualung. Because during...

    Probably, Tull's Aqualung. Because during downtime I could go upstairs and watch Led Zeppelin record LZ IV in the same studio.
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    I believe I was implying that I no longer buy...

    I believe I was implying that I no longer buy front row seats. I've grown quite attached to my left testicle.
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    It's certainly harder than it once was to get...

    It's certainly harder than it once was to get front row seats. Nowadays it's $500+ per and your left testicle.

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Pine Knob (1978)
    Peter Gabriel, Hill Auditorium (1982)...
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    "Ballad of Mott the Hoople" mentions every band...

    "Ballad of Mott the Hoople" mentions every band member by name in the lyrics. Except, humorously enough, for Ian Hunter, who refers to himself as follows: "Behind these shades, the visions fade, as I...
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    The Ballad of Mott the Hoople

    The Ballad of Mott the Hoople
  47. One of my all-time favorites. I remember as a...

    One of my all-time favorites. I remember as a teenager being a bit stoned and trying to put the record sleeve back into the distinctly shaped album cover. Definitely a cognitive test. Could've been...
  48. My wife's preferences are classical and blues,...

    My wife's preferences are classical and blues, with an occasional side of jazz. But she often listens to Tull, the Moody Blues, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, the Allman Brothers, Beatles, Nick Drake,...
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    Sticky: Since they are evidently incapable of using...

    Since they are evidently incapable of using contraception, consider this an alternative.
  50. I suppose I should show some anchor, and give you...

    I suppose I should show some anchor, and give you a stern warning, but that ship has sailed. So take a bow, matey.
  51. I retired at 40 about 20 years ago. Second child...

    I retired at 40 about 20 years ago. Second child was born, working a full time 50 hour job, and no longer relishing packing up the amps and guitars at 2 or 3 in the morning (not to mention helping...
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    Sticky: Just went on a "Shopocalypse" with my wife at...

    Just went on a "Shopocalypse" with my wife at Kroger's (a supermarket chain in the States). Whole friggin' aisles empty. No bread. No paper products. No bulk water. Hardly any meat. No bananas. You...
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    Peter Gabriel -- Moribund the Burgermeister...

    Peter Gabriel -- Moribund the Burgermeister (about a medieval St. Vitus Dance epidemic)
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    It sounds like Giorgio Moroder having drunk sex...

    It sounds like Giorgio Moroder having drunk sex with Alan Parsons in the early 80s.
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    Sticky: Really, the only sure means of safety is...

    Really, the only sure means of safety is avoidance as prescribed by Giovanni Boccaccio in The Decameron written in the 14th century. A group of friends flee the mounting Black Death in Florence for a...
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    Digging through my CDs and having a riot doing...

    Digging through my CDs and having a riot doing so. How about Robin Trower Live (1975)? The voice of James Dewar...should have been bronzed for posterity.

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    I almost forgot about Ten Years After's Recorded...

    I almost forgot about Ten Years After's Recorded Live (1973). What a kick ass live album...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL48meWU9QE&list=RDLdPicAzRPYc&index=4
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    ^ Actually saw Neil at Pine Knob (suburban...

    ^ Actually saw Neil at Pine Knob (suburban Detroit) on the Rust Never Sleeps tour -- one of the great concerts I've seen.

    As far as the recording, the audience is omnipresent throughout the...
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    Love the piss 'n' vinegar racket on Jethro Tull's...

    Love the piss 'n' vinegar racket on Jethro Tull's Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight (1970). One of the more spastic recordings you'll find...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAjviKA2YGU
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    Each of these have a certain "concerty" patina: ...

    Each of these have a certain "concerty" patina:

    Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East
    Deep Purple - Made in Japan
    Neil Young - Live Rust
    Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out
    J. Geils Band - Live...
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