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    I love most of the grop's work. Lots of great,...

    I love most of the grop's work. Lots of great, raw, bluesy guitar playing as well as thought-provoking lyrics. I think Tony still performs in some capacity though he cannot sing anymore as he had a...
  2. Wow! That's so incredible... but then we've come...

    Wow! That's so incredible... but then we've come to expect that from you by this point :cool. How long did it take you to do that? And when can we expect the next Gak Omek release?
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    Totally agree. Robin is his own man. He's got a...

    Totally agree. Robin is his own man. He's got a tone on those Strats that lasts forever. To his credit, though, he doesn't seem particularly bothered by the Hendrix comparison and, in fact, takes it...
  4. Anything by the Chameleons is an excellent...

    Anything by the Chameleons is an excellent suggestion!
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    Completely agree!

    Completely agree!
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    Well, all of those things actually did happen to...

    Well, all of those things actually did happen to the band, just not quite in that way and not in that order. My guess is that the story as told in the movie makes for a more effective screenplay....
  7. Yodelgoat is reborn! That's really encouraging...

    Yodelgoat is reborn!

    That's really encouraging to hear. It goes to show that people DO appreciate live music. I think many in this particular time just do not expect to hear someone playing live...
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    Anyone else here remember the flexidisc that came...

    Anyone else here remember the flexidisc that came with one issue from 1973 that ran a hilarious a parody of "All in the Family"? It was called "Gall in the Family Fare" and featured voice actors...
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    The dog in question was a black Laborador that...

    The dog in question was a black Laborador that kept wandering around the area of the Headly Grange studio where Led Zeppelin were recording parts of their fourth album.
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    Got it! And whoa... so far, it sounds fantastic!...

    Got it! And whoa... so far, it sounds fantastic! Your albums just keep getting better and better with each new release! Love the acoustics, and the singer is superb as always. More to come as I...
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    It's usually much better to start by cutting...

    It's usually much better to start by cutting frequencies before trying to boost them. That is a general rule of thumb. Also, look at whatever else you have going on in the mix and cut frequencies...
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    :lol
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    I remember an old TV concert, broadcast sometime...

    I remember an old TV concert, broadcast sometime in the late 1970s, featuring the late great Roy Clark. He had been playing numerous electric and acoustic guitars, perhaps with an orchestra (thought...
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    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase....

    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase. Modular Moog forever!

    I watched the original event live on TV as a sleepy-eyed 8-year old on July 20, 1969. Anyone else here remember doing the same?
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    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase....

    That was way cool. Count me in for a purchase. Modular Moog forever!

    I watched the original event live on TV as a sleepy-eyed 8-year old back in 1969. Anyone else here remember doing the same?
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    I saw this on Ant's site a while back and was...

    I saw this on Ant's site a while back and was really excited to hear that Noel McCalla wil be singing songs from Smallcrepp's Day. I always loved his voice and think it was a beatiful match for the...
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    Which is why I commented as I did. Carry on...

    Which is why I commented as I did. Carry on...
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    Not sure what this thread adds to the discussion...

    Not sure what this thread adds to the discussion of MUSIC. Could we please leave these sorts of posts to the Facebook community?
  19. Tony Banks and Bill Bruford announce career-spanning box sets

    From Cherry Red Records:

    ***EXCLUSIVE SIGNED POSTCARDS AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST***

    Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of BANKS VAULTS, a newly re-mastered 8 disc boxed...
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    Yeah, I'm a sucker for 12-string guitar.

    Yeah, I'm a sucker for 12-string guitar.
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    Thanks! I really enjoyed that ~ I even bought the...

    Thanks! I really enjoyed that ~ I even bought the album.
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    Persona question: Are you planning to reside...

    Persona question: Are you planning to reside there indefinitely? I've been in Korea for nearly 24 years now (though not consecutively). Overall, it's a decent place to live and work though I wish...
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    That makes complete sense. By the way, how long...

    That makes complete sense. By the way, how long have you been in China now? About 8 or more years, correct?
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    This. I'm much more drawn to history, biography,...

    This. I'm much more drawn to history, biography, science, and cultural things than fiction. The last time I spent significant time reading fiction was when I went back to university in the mid-90s (I...
  25. Thanks! Now I'm good!

    Thanks! Now I'm good!
  26. Same here. Very annoying!

    Same here. Very annoying!
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    I could be wrong, but that vocal really sounds...

    I could be wrong, but that vocal really sounds like Jon from the 90's. His current voice is certainly strong for someone who is 75, but it doesn't sound quite as firm and clear as the voice in...
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    He sure does sound great here, but it's also true...

    He sure does sound great here, but it's also true that this project began 30 years ago, so some of the vocals on this album have been recorded over long stretches of time.
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    Preach it!

    Preach it!
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    What?! You don't have the Unifaun album?! Oh man,...

    What?! You don't have the Unifaun album?! Oh man, trust me, you NEED this! Unifaun is exceptional. To my ears, it's the best kind of Genesis "pastiche" in that these guys not only manage to sound...
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    I've never met him or seen him live, but I have...

    I've never met him or seen him live, but I have had one good experience that demonstrated his graciousness. About a month prior to the release of the Unifaun CD, he had posted several of the finished...
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    America Before by Graham Hancock

    America Before by Graham Hancock
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    Really? I think it has a very discernable melody....

    Really? I think it has a very discernable melody. Perhaps you were a little tired when you listened to it? That's happened to me on occasion - I'd get home from a long day at work and hear some new...
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    Very, very nice! Thanks so much for posting!

    Very, very nice! Thanks so much for posting!
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    Great news, Bill! Your music is always an...

    Great news, Bill! Your music is always an auto-buy for me. :up
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    I had the LP of this for many years and always...

    I had the LP of this for many years and always thought that sides 1 and 2 were great but that sides 3 and 4 dragged (albiet with some great pieces scattered throughout). These days, it's not proved...
  37. Ian Neal: Genesis "After the Ordeal" String Quartet Arrangement

    Having bought most of Ian's music on Bandcamp, I'm definitely a fan. He just sent an email today to his subscribers with links to this fine arrangement. Pretty nice work, I have to say.

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    I think Scott is correct regarding which releases...

    I think Scott is correct regarding which releases are the lesser ones in Jon's catalog. Count me in as another listener who can appreciate Angels Embrace in the right environment (mostly late at...
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    Sticky: Done

    Done
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    Despite those videos being captured on someone's...

    Despite those videos being captured on someone's smart phone, the performances come across very well. Jon's voice sounds great, as does the whole band! I'm amazed at how much range he's been able to...
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    His voice does sound very good, as does the song...

    His voice does sound very good, as does the song itself. I agree: that's a classic Styx sound! On the other hand, DDY's lipstick isn't working for me. That along with his antics makes him look a wee...
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    Not released until April 12th. I've got it in my...

    Not released until April 12th. I've got it in my wish list on bandcamp.
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    No doubt they were tears of rage...

    No doubt they were tears of rage...
  44. The all-instrumental band Trion made several...

    The all-instrumental band Trion made several albums that heavily featured loads of mellotron (samples, actually) but not mellotron only. Here's the title track from 2003's Tortoise.

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  45. Okay, so it wasn't so much about mental illness...

    Okay, so it wasn't so much about mental illness as it was arthritis plus a severe back injury. Here's a video in which Fil from Wings of Pegasus explains and delves into some guitar work from...
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    Ugh... couldn't get through the whole thing. :meh

    Ugh... couldn't get through the whole thing. :meh
  47. Some Cat Stevens tunes (Moonshadow, Where Do the...

    Some Cat Stevens tunes (Moonshadow, Where Do the Children Go, etc.) Yes, they're hits, but they'd be great songs to play.
    Something by Roy Harper from the Stormcock album
    A Nick Drake song or two -...
  48. Some years ago I stumbled on a GG Alin live...

    Some years ago I stumbled on a GG Alin live performance video on YouTube. I'd recalled that a colleague was really into him and had mentioned his over-the-top antics, so I watched it out of sheer...
  49. I watched a bit of that (a bit was all I could...

    I watched a bit of that (a bit was all I could take). It's really quite a sad story. The man apparently was actually a decent guitarist once but is now in deteriorating mental and physical health....
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    Weird... I was just watching this on Rick's site...

    Weird... I was just watching this on Rick's site and thinking "the Progressive Ears folks would love this!"
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    In other words, this is what Phil Collins would...

    In other words, this is what Phil Collins would describe as "a series of shows."
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    He was due to audition for the lead singer role,...

    He was due to audition for the lead singer role, but before that could happen, he accidentally died as a result of "autoerotic asphyxiation".
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    Every year, I pull out this album to see if it...

    Every year, I pull out this album to see if it strikes me differently than it has before, and every year I end up concluding the same: it doesn't. There are a few bright spots, but for me, the...
  54. Imagine that - Jon Anderson calling Rick Wakeman...

    Imagine that - Jon Anderson calling Rick Wakeman "out there." :lol
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    That Isaacson book on Eistein is great. I...

    That Isaacson book on Eistein is great. I listened to it on audiobook about 3 years ago and am due to give it another go.
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    You can make the exact same case for Physical...

    You can make the exact same case for Physical Grafitti adding in Middle Eastern (Kashmir) and funk/rock (Trampled Under Foot).
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    I was in a Top 40 covers band between 1981 and...

    I was in a Top 40 covers band between 1981 and 83, and among the songs we played were Workin' for the Weekend and Lucky Ones. We did those at almost every gig once we were up and running. Those songs...
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    Not only that, this is the hallmark of superb...

    Not only that, this is the hallmark of superb songwriting.
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    The accused dies, not his sister. Granted, the...

    The accused dies, not his sister. Granted, the hangman does have his way with her as she was offered up for that purpose, which is still pretty awful.

    Sister, I implore you, take him by the hand...
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    I was going to respond, but Bill did it for me....

    I was going to respond, but Bill did it for me. Thanks Bill!:up
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