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    Not essential in my book. Way too much focus on...

    Not essential in my book. Way too much focus on nonsense like chart positions and time wasted on the opinions of nobodies who have nothing to do with the band. Hackett was so appalled by it that he...
  2. Totally agree. I loathe all of those, and I can't...

    Totally agree. I loathe all of those, and I can't understand how they got the green light to replace such iconic album covers, when they could have easily gone inside the sleeve somewhere (even then,...
  3. He was born to play the bass. No strings are too...

    He was born to play the bass. No strings are too thick. :cool
  4. This is fantastic! What a joy to watch. Thank you...

    This is fantastic! What a joy to watch. Thank you again!
  5. Just grabbed it and will be enjoying it later,...

    Just grabbed it and will be enjoying it later, thanks for this! :cool
  6. Perfect for you in that case. And you get the...

    Perfect for you in that case. And you get the book too. I also happen to think Do Not Disturb is the best thing they've done post-70s breakup, so you're in for a treat there too (if you haven't heard...
  7. VDGG: Interference Patterns - 14 disc box The Recordings 2005-2016 out Sep 23

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/van-der-graaf-generator-14-disc-boxed-set-out-23-sep/

    Man, I've already got all this stuff... almost. And now that collector itch is twitching....
  8. Next year's tour is Hackett Comes Alive,...

    Next year's tour is Hackett Comes Alive, featuring the talk box.
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    I still can't grasp the price for Erie. I mean, I...

    I still can't grasp the price for Erie. I mean, I love the music on it, but $25 a disc? And a thin booklet?

    Of course, I bought it anyway, and perhaps that aligns with what Steve mentioned a few...
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    Agreed. I also really like the banner they made...

    Agreed. I also really like the banner they made for their FB group. ;) :rofl

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    Yes! Loads of jazz and Canterbury flavours all...

    Yes! Loads of jazz and Canterbury flavours all across the Tangent catalogue. :cool
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    Worth pointing out, though, that as a Zappa...

    Worth pointing out, though, that as a Zappa collector-with-completist-overtones, even I have foregone a couple of sets the last few years because of the bloat. One Halloween box with masks and...
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    What are the chances that this actually means...

    What are the chances that this actually means more reasonably packaged boxed sets in the future? Without Ahmet bloat?

    I just hope Joe T. remains on board, vault-wise.
  14. Definitely huge on image and style, but even...

    Definitely huge on image and style, but even looking back today on their music, I think they had a bit more going for them than those hair bands did. Certainly Slash came up with some good guitar...
  15. I realize this is entirely unimportant, but I've...

    I realize this is entirely unimportant, but I've never thought of Guns N' Roses as metal. They're really just a hard rock band who took their cues from bands like Aerosmith and Thin Lizzy, with an...
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    I'm listening to the 'Pirate metal' band (yes,...

    I'm listening to the 'Pirate metal' band (yes, that's a real genre) Alestorm and their new album Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum. It's ridiculously silly but awfully fun. I'm guessing it would be...
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    Revisited Mean Streets this afternoon for the...

    Revisited Mean Streets this afternoon for the first time in years. Hard not to love the youthful energy of young De Niro against the low budget backdrop of Scorsese's first biggie.
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    Finished The Ipcress File which was a decent Cold...

    Finished The Ipcress File which was a decent Cold War spy thriller. Now binging The Responder, a gritty and gripping police drama with Martin Freeman (who pulls off a convincing Scouse accent) as a...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l067jCbIk_0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l067jCbIk_0
  20. Thread: Progstock!?

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    That would be these guys: ...

    That would be these guys:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buE9R36Nflw
  21. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Was this it? ...

    Was this it?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5MYMRnScAs

    Not sure about the Marillion gig, but that would make sense given h's connection with Barbieri.
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    Now do Metallica's Blackened. I lose track after...

    Now do Metallica's Blackened. I lose track after a while because there are so many shifts, but I count the main riff as 7/4, the verse as 6/4, the chorus as 4/4, and then the middle section before...
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    As fuzzy as a monster movie-sized bumblebee: ...

    As fuzzy as a monster movie-sized bumblebee:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eScG70Lsaw
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    Yes, very sad and a huge loss to the acting...

    Yes, very sad and a huge loss to the acting world. Consider what could have come from him in the decades since. You probably know this, but for anyone who doesn't, it's an interesting trivia tidbit:...
  25. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I can hear it now. Melancholy and atmospheric...

    I can hear it now. Melancholy and atmospheric renditions of Nothin' But A Good Time and Shout At The Devil.
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    The Cider House Rules - This was one that passed...

    The Cider House Rules - This was one that passed me by back when it was released but I had always heard good things, and I thought it was very good. Michael Caine was excellent and the cast was...
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    I watched the Soft Machine Facelift DVD this...

    I watched the Soft Machine Facelift DVD this afternoon with several coffees. Absolutely brilliant! What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. :cool
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    I love that era of Gong.

    I love that era of Gong.
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    I'm on episode 8 now, this is truly a...

    I'm on episode 8 now, this is truly a binge-worthy show, and I'm totally going to be in the mood for a Godfather I & II blu-ray re-watch.

    One thing I've noticed in this TV series though that I...
  30. The DVD had faulty streams which led to missing...

    The DVD had faulty streams which led to missing bits of music. Some people said they barely noticed a difference, but I heard it straight away. Fortunately EMI provided replacement discs for anyone...
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    I'm four episodes in and really enjoying it. I'm...

    I'm four episodes in and really enjoying it. I'm so impressed with the actors playing Pacino and Brando, they've done their homework. Not so wild about the guy playing Sinatra though. As a huge...
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    R.I.P. Massimo Morante of Goblin

    Taken from their official Facebook news page:

    Massimo Morante, founding guitarist for the legendary Italian progressive rock band and horror film scorers Goblin, has passed away at age 70. The...
  33. Opening acts for Genesis? How about this one: ...

    Opening acts for Genesis? How about this one:

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  34. 1976 mainly, when Yes were playing some of the...

    1976 mainly, when Yes were playing some of the solo songs in their set. I believe they were also on the same bill a few years earlier, '73-ish, not sure how many shows though.
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    Well to be fair, it's virtually nothing like...

    Well to be fair, it's virtually nothing like Metallica! :) And I agree, it's great!
  36. What? He says he's already got one! Can we come...

    What? He says he's already got one! Can we come up and have a look?
  37. This album did very little for me, personally. To...

    This album did very little for me, personally. To my ears, it falls squarely in the 'more of the same' category plaguing a lot of bands/artists over the last several years. I've heard the quiet,...
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    Oh I love that idea! :cool And that one....

    Oh I love that idea! :cool



    And that one. Not that I'll follow through, but I could, and I would never tire of it, I'd wager.
  39. ? That's one vibe I never got from them. ...

    ? That's one vibe I never got from them.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul5rN-B-M-g
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    It's 2 CDs and a DVD; I'm not a vinyl guy...

    It's 2 CDs and a DVD; I'm not a vinyl guy anymore. ;)

    Get more Ozrics!
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    My wife likes a lot of the music I listen to, but...

    My wife likes a lot of the music I listen to, but she won't need (or want) to hang on to the physical collection I've amassed. We've already discussed it and she of course has my blessing to sell it...
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    Yeah, it was a good visit today. :cool

    Yeah, it was a good visit today. :cool
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    Popped into the local record shop today and...

    Popped into the local record shop today and grabbed the latest Soft Machine archival release as well as 801 Live and Ozric Tentacles - Erpland. While I was there, a guy bought the new Fripp mega-set...
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    NP: Disc 6, Black Napkins (first one). Homer...

    NP: Disc 6, Black Napkins (first one).

    Homer Simpson drooling face...
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    I haven't heard Igor's album but I've always...

    I haven't heard Igor's album but I've always really liked Wakeman's 'Airs' piano trilogy of albums, particularly Sea Airs, which has some lovely pieces on it.
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    I wonder if this is partly responsible for Broadsword being pushed back to spring of next year? I was told 'manufacturing delays', but that's such a vague term...
  47. I think so many people have cried out for its...

    I think so many people have cried out for its reissue that they knew they could sell a ton of them without adding anything. If people shell out $300 for them on the secondhand market, they are...
  48. Burning Shed pre-order: ...

    Burning Shed pre-order:

    https://burningshed.com/store/jethrotull
  49. TULL: Thick As A Brick 50th anniversary reissue on vinyl and CD/DVD

    Yep, for those who missed out!

    From the official page:

    We’re excited to announce the 50th Anniversary Edition of Thick As A Brick, out on half-speed mastered vinyl in the incredible original...
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    Ahhh, so there's no shortage of talk of Hillage...

    Ahhh, so there's no shortage of talk of Hillage and Jobson and Gavin Harrison then. :p
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    I get that. For people who are learning about...

    I get that. For people who are learning about certain bands or styles, a show like yours is an invaluable tool. If this technology had been around when I was 16 years old and just starting to branch...
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    Oooohhhh an M+M reference! Rare nowadays. :lol

    Oooohhhh an M+M reference! Rare nowadays. :lol
  53. Yep, I've interviewed all three Spock's singers...

    Yep, I've interviewed all three Spock's singers actually! Here you go:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/nick-dvirgilio-right-place-right-time/
  54. Nick is one of the nicest people I've ever...

    Nick is one of the nicest people I've ever interviewed. 100% genuine and just was just as interested to talk to me as I was to him.
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    Zappa - Erie discs 4, 5, & 6 The Pink Floyd -...

    Zappa - Erie discs 4, 5, & 6
    The Pink Floyd - 1970 Devi/ation blu-ray
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    ^^^ Squire stealing the show, you just had to...

    ^^^ Squire stealing the show, you just had to love him. :cool

    Despite my usual gripes about the way they altered Starship Trooper live, it was still a vital part of the show.
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    ...and what I assume is a review of Zappa's...

    ...and what I assume is a review of Zappa's Studio Tan.
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    Arrived today, spinning disc 1 right now as I rip...

    Arrived today, spinning disc 1 right now as I rip the rest. Sounding fab! :cool

    There have now been three new boxes (Erie, Mothers 1971, and 200 Motels) since I took my last Zappa collection...
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    I have to admit, that was a pretty energetic...

    I have to admit, that was a pretty energetic medley they played:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwaGv7r0VxE

    Silent Wings begins around 22:45. I don't think Sherwood was the issue with...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkvVoPRG3XY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkvVoPRG3XY
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