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    I've been wearing Roger Dean clothing since my...

    I've been wearing Roger Dean clothing since my first Yes concert September 1978.

    I wonder if James Cameron will copy Roger's clothing too?
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    I was also at that 1979 MSG Concert.

    I was also at that 1979 MSG Concert.
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    Uhhh, and where might one find such isolated...

    Uhhh, and where might one find such isolated tracks (besides Jammit and Crammit)?
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    Agreed, nailed it. Prog is pretentious, but it's...

    Agreed, nailed it. Prog is pretentious, but it's only RnR and entertainment. But I do love it.
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    Squire - anything on FOOW, CTTE, ROUNDABOUT!...

    Squire - anything on FOOW, CTTE, ROUNDABOUT!
    Rutherford - unaccompanied bass pedal solo. Also during Tony's synth solos in Firth and Cage - really underrated
    Geddy - agree with Freewill, YYZ, too...
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    The guitarist in the Musical Box is extrodinary. ...

    The guitarist in the Musical Box is extrodinary. He is Hackett. The new keyboardist was probably the best one I remember seeing/hearing. JM on drums made it a unique show. I agree that Act1...
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    MB also cut out CU, Seven Stones, and Looking for...

    MB also cut out CU, Seven Stones, and Looking for Someone at Westbury. First time I didn't cheat and know the set-list for a gig in ages. Glad I didn't because I enjoyed the unexpected. Really...
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    Totally weird but I have that dream at least one...

    Totally weird but I have that dream at least one every other year. Sometimes Yes and sometimes Genesis.

    And Jonathan Mover was absolutely awesome last Saturday at Westbury. Who does he think he...
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    "Rutherford manages to fit perfectly into the...

    "Rutherford manages to fit perfectly into the song, supporting it so eloquently, and when you hear his part alone - you're surprised by it,"

    It is really easy to critique a musician nearly 50...
  10. I thought during the movie, "wow, Brian May...

    I thought during the movie, "wow, Brian May hasn't aged a day."

    Watched it last night, finally with my wife. Before the movie, I told her about Smile, FM's relationship with Mary, Brian's Red...
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    Yaman - I'm with you on your list, but add...

    Yaman - I'm with you on your list, but add Assasing and He Knows and ditch Jigsaw.

    My band Cathedral covered Incubus back in 1992. Let's just say us band mates were the only ones in a 50 mile...
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    Ha, I love Dry Land - h sounds great on that -...

    Ha, I love Dry Land - h sounds great on that - awesome vocal melody, plus Rothery's "Kaleigh Part Deux" guitar riff.

    And yeah, I like Grendel. I was at a crappy record store on Long Island back...
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    Except for the Season's End Album which I love, h...

    Except for the Season's End Album which I love, h era bores me to no end (pun intended). He has a great voice, but I just feel whatever he is singing is just slapped on some Kelly keyboard pads....
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    Siberian Khatru / Heart of the Sunrise - Yessongs

    Siberian Khatru / Heart of the Sunrise - Yessongs
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    Loved his effortless drumming and his vox on...

    Loved his effortless drumming and his vox on BOTR. Would have loved for him to sing all the W&W material (and have Nad play the drums). : /
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    One of the greatest rock riffs of all time, but...

    One of the greatest rock riffs of all time, but methinks Ian listen a little to Iron Man by Black Sabbath as an inspiration. Lot of Tull has Ian playing acoustic with a Capo on the 3rd fret. Guess...
  17. At least Neil is trying - nothing wrong with...

    At least Neil is trying - nothing wrong with learning new ways of playing an instrument. I never understand why some here are so critical of the music and musicians we claim to love.
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    Steve Howe said that they would work on...

    Steve Howe said that they would work on arrangements that were great and, as you say, the rest would forget it the next day. I think that was during recording CTTE.

    They originally had a...
  19. Rutherford's Rickenbacker 12 String - question

    Does any one know how he strung his Rick 12 string pre-Trick of the Tale

    Standard 12 strings - higher note first, then the octave down string

    A Rick 12 is the opposite - the lower note first,...
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    Nothing replaces Jon A singing HOTS. Close call...

    Nothing replaces Jon A singing HOTS. Close call on who plays the music better. Steve plays it like it should, Rabin butchered it (always has). The rest goes to Jon A's version.
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    To Be Over Entre Nous Counting Out Time (for...

    To Be Over
    Entre Nous
    Counting Out Time (for those who equate sex and love)
  22. A few extra thoughts about Roundabout. 1. ...

    A few extra thoughts about Roundabout.

    1. Chris Squire doubled his signature verse bass line on acoustic guitar.

    2. Steve Howe’s harmonics under the verse (e-, f#-, G were punched in). While...
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    My Amazon Yellow Nape Parrot is singing like...

    My Amazon Yellow Nape Parrot is singing like crazy after hearing 2112 and my dog is howling- he’s a shitzhu, they don’t howl ever
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    There are also Peanuts versions of Xanadu, Tom...

    There are also Peanuts versions of Xanadu, Tom Sawyer, Working Man, and Do You Feel Like I Do.

    Come on, isn’t it perfect that Charlie Brown is Alex, Snoopy is Geddy, and PigPen Neil?
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    Awesome show at the Paramount. Utopia were...

    Awesome show at the Paramount. Utopia were tight, Todd’s and Kasim vocals were spot on, Willie was Willie and the keyboard player did Roger Powell proud. They should have had him sing Caravan...
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    Totally psyched for Utopia tomorrow night at the...

    Totally psyched for Utopia tomorrow night at the Paramount. Didn’t even know of the tour until my cousin asked me 2 weeks ago. Glad he did.
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    Note - the band’s name should be “Speaking...

    Note - the band’s name should be “Speaking Skulls”. Ditch the “The” or else David Byrne might throw a fit.
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    Rutherford’s guitar solo in Burning Rope is...

    Rutherford’s guitar solo in Burning Rope is excellent - melodic, riffy, fits the music.
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    I just like to sing the praises and send huge...

    I just like to sing the praises and send huge thanks to Larry/Kinesis. Larry introduced me to a prog world of glorious bands beyond the usual suspects, such as Castanarc, Pendragon, and Eloy to name...
  30. My favorite part of JCS is when Yvonne Elliman...

    My favorite part of JCS is when Yvonne Elliman sings to Jesus “If I can't have you, I don't want nobody baby, If I can't have you, uh-huh, oh”

    Also, as 6-7 year olds, we heard the lyrics to JCS,...
  31. Just to clarify Tony’s original take on BOTR. I...

    Just to clarify Tony’s original take on BOTR. I was not talking about why they didn’t play it on the W&W tour, i was comment on Tony saying he otiginlly didn’t like it, but now really appreciates...
  32. I never understood the venom against Your Own...

    I never understood the venom against Your Own Special Way, even the Rhodes solo. It is a nice change of pace from 11th and OFTV and then Wot Gorilla. I like the vocal melody, especially the chorus,...
  33. One of my all-time favorite pieces of music from...

    One of my all-time favorite pieces of music from any prog band, let alone Genesis. So different than the usual Tony/Mike compositions (which I of course I love just as much). Steve's haunting...
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    Most musical fads, if they are lucky, last 5-6...

    Most musical fads, if they are lucky, last 5-6 years. Prog lasted from 1969-late 1976. That’s a pretty good run.

    When Prog started, it was the “alternative” music. By 1978, it was played out....
  35. Smoke on the Water - Not an intro, just a guitar...

    Smoke on the Water - Not an intro, just a guitar riff - probably the greatest riff ever, but not really an intro (at least how I define it)
  36. Love all of the above examples. Watcher is #1 on...

    Love all of the above examples. Watcher is #1 on setting a mood.

    As a songwriter, I always try to write an “intro” as opposed to just jumping into a riff, verse, etc.

    Rush - Overture 2112...
  37. I agree, Ian is Jethro Tull, but we should not...

    I agree, Ian is Jethro Tull, but we should not dismiss any of the other members, such as Barlow, Evens, Cornick, etc. While i have read that Ian did show JHH some bass lines, all the others brought...
  38. Did he lose his spectacles at the exhibition? If...

    Did he lose his spectacles at the exhibition? If I recall, he left Tull to pursue his art. Glad he was able to pursue his dream and achieve some public recognition.
  39. The last thing on earth i want to hear is Dream...

    The last thing on earth i want to hear is Dream Theater's broadway show tune version of one of my favorite all-time albums (Xanadu is in my death-bed song list) with LaBrie whining or whatever the...
  40. Donated. I've never heard Little Atlas, but will...

    Donated. I've never heard Little Atlas, but will check them out know.

    Time for the good side to take a "stand" already. Hopefully without "Captain Trips."
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    Yessongs, just Yessongs. All other albums, CDs,...

    Yessongs, just Yessongs. All other albums, CDs, casettes, re-masters, re-remasters, remix and remaster, Steve Wilson screwing around with classic peog albums, all suck compared to the production,...
  42. The Congress shall have Power To...coin Money,...

    The Congress shall have Power To...coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin.... Congress's power to coin money is exclusive: under Article I, Section 10, the states are not...
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    For me replace "records" with "guitars, synths,...

    For me replace "records" with "guitars, synths, amps, stomp boxes, computers, audio/guitar plugins and iPad apps."

    Better known as GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome. No know cure. Best to feed the...
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    No "To Be Over" no Todd, unless there is a news...

    No "To Be Over" no Todd, unless there is a news conference.
  45. Request - EXPANDED FISH OUT OF WATER - demos, how...

    Request - EXPANDED FISH OUT OF WATER - demos, how about Parallels which was written for FOOW????
  46. Note - the TTAB only decides the "registrability"...

    Note - the TTAB only decides the "registrability" of the Hawkwind mark with the USPTO. The TTAB does not have authority to enjoin Nik's "use" of the mark in the U.S. That jurisdiction resides with...
  47. I like Rick's cool digital watch.

    I like Rick's cool digital watch.
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    I've heard Trustworks (the song) on AOL's...

    I've heard Trustworks (the song) on AOL's Progressive rock station several times ths last week (i basically listen to AOL's station as i churn out my trademark filings). Loved Trustworks at first...
  49. I hate to say this, but Rabin is the weakest link...

    I hate to say this, but Rabin is the weakest link in ARW. Pomeroy is a monster player, both with Hackett and ARW. His Fish homage using a Kemper Profiler and looper to recreate all the bass tracks...
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    AOL's Progressive Rock Station has a few The Dear...

    AOL's Progressive Rock Station has a few The Dear Hunter songs in rotation, including THE MOON / AWAKE. Count me as a fan. AOL's Prog station mixes lots of current bands with the usual suspects. ...
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    LOL - only New Yorkers will get that.

    LOL - only New Yorkers will get that.
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    Best thing about ESL is the title - excellent...

    Best thing about ESL is the title - excellent example of Rush humor, but . . . I'd take the rawness/ back of the arena sound of ATWAS, Yessongs over ESL. Makes you feel like you are actually there. ...
  53. If i was to pick only two albums to take with me...

    If i was to pick only two albums to take with me in the afterlife, I would take Seconds Out and Yessongs. Seconds Out is probably my favorite album (live or studio) with W&W only micrometers behind.
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    Just like say that this was pretty awesome - both...

    Just like say that this was pretty awesome - both in the ability to play it, but to figure it out note-for-note.

    Blew me away the same way when watching/listening to Rachel play Emo.
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    Awesome interview. SH & Co. always put on a...

    Awesome interview. SH & Co. always put on a great show. Would love if Mute Gods opened up for SH considered 2/3 are already there.
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    How about bands that lost it in the country? ...

    How about bands that lost it in the country?

    Genesis - The Farm.
  57. SB's cover version of Beware of Darkness is...

    SB's cover version of Beware of Darkness is beyond awesome. I hate cover songs that are either an exact, but not as good, copy of the original song. If you are going to do a cover, make it your...
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    Fragile - as someone else said, the song craft. ...

    Fragile - as someone else said, the song craft. Although really overplayed, Roundabout is a perfect melding of pop song struture with progressive rock extravaganza. Plus, i prefer the Yessong...
  59. I recall going to one in 1995 or so near MSG -...

    I recall going to one in 1995 or so near MSG - 34th and 8th. I rememeber Jon playing piano for a little bit

    Or i just imagined the whole thing!
  60. Wow, it's rare that two different lyricists could...

    Wow, it's rare that two different lyricists could write lyrics that go so perfectly together. Seems Phil was watching a lot of UK Football at the time based in BOTR and Match of the Day.
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