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    As about time that someone posted some love for...

    As about time that someone posted some love for this album, it's a prog essential in my book and it's terribly overlooked.
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    Just remember that Hahken is pronounced like...

    Just remember that Hahken is pronounced like bahken, as in bahken & eggs.
  3. Be there or hand in your prog credentials forever.

    Be there or hand in your prog credentials forever.
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    https://youtu.be/e-ZOjZztGzs

    https://youtu.be/e-ZOjZztGzs
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    https://youtu.be/wRXuCyoRSAc

    https://youtu.be/wRXuCyoRSAc
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    This may have been popular but it's still good...

    This may have been popular but it's still good psych.
    https://youtu.be/QQyB5buEV5s
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    Yes, it's hard to imagine the impact the 13th...

    Yes, it's hard to imagine the impact the 13th Floor Elevators would have had if their album "Easter Everywhere" had been issued by one of the major record labels at the time, who were desperately...
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    https://youtu.be/nwSA0Tckwbk

    https://youtu.be/nwSA0Tckwbk
  9. obinTo conclude my thoughts on Martin Barre in...

    obinTo conclude my thoughts on Martin Barre in this tread, that went haywire at times, my gripe was solely centered on the loyalty, or Anderson's lack there of, in his treatment of Barre. Nothing...
  10. That only applies when a statement is not a fact....

    That only applies when a statement is not a fact. :p
  11. Barre may have considered himself a neophyte but...

    Barre may have considered himself a neophyte but he knew who he was up against: Balckmore, Iommi, Page et al. He had the mojo he needed. Aqualung would not have been the same without him.
  12. I've seen Barre three times solo and he just gets...

    I've seen Barre three times solo and he just gets better! I doubt he makes the same money playing solo as he did supporting Anderson. But is he happier is the important question.
  13. My regard for Barre's playing should really speak...

    My regard for Barre's playing should really speak for itself. I agree that he had unique contributions that really rose to the surface when the music became extreme. When Ian lost his voice, Tull's...
  14. Yeah man! Black/Jethro/Roxy/UK/Tull/Sabbath! :D

    Yeah man! Black/Jethro/Roxy/UK/Tull/Sabbath! :D
  15. See my above response to chalkpie.

    See my above response to chalkpie.
  16. This is such a well written and informative...

    This is such a well written and informative disagreement, that I actually read it three times, so well done old chap! :up

    But I feel that you misunderstood my point. I said that Barre was the most...
  17. Not often, but Barre composed and arranged an...

    Not often, but Barre composed and arranged an incidental piece of fluff which became the killer instrumental opening section to the song Minstrel In the Gallery. If your friend has any more inane...
  18. Tell your friend that Barre played on 20 straight...

    Tell your friend that Barre played on 20 straight Tull studio albums where as the other never played on more than 5, and that Anderson thought Barre so indispensable that he dragged him along on his...
  19. What's the mystery? Anderson dissolved Tull to...

    What's the mystery? Anderson dissolved Tull to persue a solo agenda and now plays Tull music with a surrogate band. Sounds like a plot for a Floyd concept album. Hey..what a minute...!
  20. He got pushed. (From the top of a building.)

    He got pushed. (From the top of a building.)
  21. Nothing was specifically mentioned on Barre's FP...

    Nothing was specifically mentioned on Barre's FP page and the Barre Band Website, except that Barre and Doane Perry are still pissed for not being asked to join Ian's TAAB/TAAB2 tour.
  22. And that makes Barre asked to perform as a...

    And that makes Barre asked to perform as a special guest (the special guest) out of the question?
  23. Barre would never make the same $ playing without...

    Barre would never make the same $ playing without Anderson/Tull. Injustice part 2.
  24. Yes, we're still talking about this because a...

    Yes, we're still talking about this because a reformed Tull minus Barre has much more impact that Anderson touring solo without him. If Barre was not deeply hurt by being thrown out of Anderson's...
  25. Sean, if the unassuming Mr. Barre was not one of...

    Sean, if the unassuming Mr. Barre was not one of the nicest people to ever to strap on a guitar and play in a British rock band, I would agree with you. Anyone who's ever met and conversed with...
  26. Jethro Tull without Martin Barre: Where's the justice?

    All day long I've heard plugs for JT playing at the Beacon Theater in NY., without the magnificent Martin Barre. The man who most wants to play Tull's music after Ian Anderson. Probably more than...
  27. This is a great f**king post! :up

    This is a great f**king post! :up
  28. Thread: Strawbs

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    Same here. But I'm 68 and I'm starting to skip...

    Same here. But I'm 68 and I'm starting to skip songs that are just passable as well as the clunkers! LOL
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    Yeah, I can't do this with a straight face. Just...

    Yeah, I can't do this with a straight face. Just Love is terrible. And it's Lambert's only song on the album! :lol
  30. Thread: Strawbs

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    Wha...even on Hero and Heroine? :huh

    Wha...even on Hero and Heroine? :huh
  31. Thread: Strawbs

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    You are 100% right and that's why Dragonfly...

    You are 100% right and that's why Dragonfly sounds better than the Strawbs' debut.
  32. Thread: Strawbs

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    BatS is a great album too, but I think that the...

    BatS is a great album too, but I think that the first side is bit weak. However, The River/Down By the Sea is one of my all time favorite prog songs and is as good as the multi suite Autumn and...
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    TBHB is very solid too. Strangely, it's no longer...

    TBHB is very solid too. Strangely, it's no longer listed for sale on the Strawbs' website. A very mysterious band the Strawbs are.
  34. Thread: Strawbs

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    Essential: Sandy and the Strawbs, Dragonfly,...

    Essential: Sandy and the Strawbs, Dragonfly, Witchwood, Grave New World, Hero and Heroine, and Ghosts. All are so ridiculously good that I hardly listen the newer stuff, but Dancing To The Devils'...
  35. It was always KC's ability to produce sincerely...

    It was always KC's ability to produce sincerely moving ballads, in addition to their many progressive works, that has kept me in awe of Mr. Fripp and co. for nearly 50 years. Early standards like C...
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    An exceptional pianist, Rave fills some big shoes...

    An exceptional pianist, Rave fills some big shoes very well and is as technically proficient as the late John Tout. I believe he is the band's musical director since Michael Dunford passed on, and...
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    Oh, this blows. Only Little Richard remains from...

    Oh, this blows. Only Little Richard remains from my heroes. RIP Fats.
  38. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    As I recall from an interview, the lyrics are...

    As I recall from an interview, the lyrics are about an A&R creep that the band knew but did not directly interact with Genesis. But they felt that type of pressure indirectly.
  39. Tell us what you really think without sugar...

    Tell us what you really think without sugar coating it. Just kidding. An honest opinion backed up some rational reasoning is always appreciated. At least by me. :)
  40. I don't see why they shouldn't. It's another...

    I don't see why they shouldn't. It's another opportunity for Ian to make some more coin.
  41. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    I would consider something like the Autumn suite...

    I would consider something like the Autumn suite or the song Ghosts by Strawbs to be mature songwriting. It need not be a Cousin's song suite but something fleshed out both musically and lyrically.
  42. Another strong agreement. Jobson and the late...

    Another strong agreement. Jobson and the late Craney were indeed stellar and A still remaining a "Tull sounding" album is a major selling point for me.
  43. Agree 100% on all counts. "The Pine Martins Jig",...

    Agree 100% on all counts. "The Pine Martins Jig", aside from being a great instrumental, is the type of folky offering that ties into the previous SFtW and Heavy Horses. And referring to Tull fans as...
  44. Jethro Tull's album A- should it be reconsidered?

    Jethro Tull's album "A", to me, has always been treated like some bastard stepchild. I understand that it might have been an excuse for Anderson to breakup the former lineup, and that Eddie Jobson...
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    No, that was KnWA. (Knaves With Attitude.)

    No, that was KnWA. (Knaves With Attitude.)
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    I agree, but it's not mentioned much these days.

    I agree, but it's not mentioned much these days.
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    Opps, a Freudian slip as I was just discussing...

    Opps, a Freudian slip as I was just discussing Harper's influence on Anderson's acoustic guitar playing just last night. Particularly in chord voicing.

    So, just strike out Stormcrotch and insert...
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    There's not much I disagree with here regarding...

    There's not much I disagree with here regarding Stormcock, but I'm often surprised that few people mention that Stormcock was recorded in a bleak time in the Tull history. Glascock was mortally ill...
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    Does that mean you like them :horns, or just...

    Does that mean you like them :horns, or just found other things to be critical of? :p
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    I can somewhat sympathize with your anti Genesis...

    I can somewhat sympathize with your anti Genesis stance. In your case it was probably more to do with peer pressure than an any musical critique. I have a similar view of Asia, which I view as a pure...
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    I played Finale last night after a few months...

    I played Finale last night after a few months away. I still can't believe how good these live show were recorded and performed! I also listened to Sing A Song For You by Anne Briggs, who naturally...
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    No problem, I'd take KC over Pentangle too!

    No problem, I'd take KC over Pentangle too!
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    Yes, these two must have had some major blowouts...

    Yes, these two must have had some major blowouts over the years and enjoyed every minute of it!
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    Complete speculation on my part, but Banks using...

    Complete speculation on my part, but Banks using the CP-70 in lieu of other portable pianos seems to be strictly an aesthetic choice and it really defines Banks' keyboard sound. Personally, I think...
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    Ok JK. You've had 24 hours to listen to the box...

    Ok JK. You've had 24 hours to listen to the box set. So how was all 7 albums? :D
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    When it comes to "autumnal mood", I think that...

    When it comes to "autumnal mood", I think that the Strawbs wrote the book. Why is the season of autumn so sad and reflective?


    https://youtu.be/bJaGE4GSCfQ
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    ^ :rofl

    ^ :rofl
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    That wonderfully slow intro is fab as is the...

    That wonderfully slow intro is fab as is the verse and chorus sections. Love the Ballad of Big!
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    Oh, I'm not knocking any of the first three...

    Oh, I'm not knocking any of the first three albums produced by Shel Talmy. They are all as clear as a bell and his "bell chime" acoustic guitar sound set a standard at the time, but he was very anti...
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    "You guy's Genesis? I'm your new producer and...

    "You guy's Genesis? I'm your new producer and I've got a suggestion. You see, I've got a fever that needs multi layered synths. You know, eastern drones overdubbed with percussive sounds, an Arp...
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