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  1. A Thursday would be tough for me, but I have been...

    A Thursday would be tough for me, but I have been a fan for a long time...
  2. Also Peter Gabriel's "Here Comes the Flood" leaps...

    Also Peter Gabriel's "Here Comes the Flood" leaps to mind, as does Black Bonzo's "Sound of the Apocalypse."
  3. https://img.discogs.com/dzFoxqnnztxgwckGxL5J57AOM6...

    https://img.discogs.com/dzFoxqnnztxgwckGxL5J57AOM6w=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-7064925-1433869621-7011.jpeg.jpg
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    Bummer, his music kinda sums up middle-school...

    Bummer, his music kinda sums up middle-school pool parties for me. So there is a serious wistfulness in his passing. R.I.P.
  5. Great set!

    Great set!
  6. Last time he was in Santa Cruz, Martin mentioned...

    Last time he was in Santa Cruz, Martin mentioned from stage that he intended to back around next year with the anniversary band. It's nothing like gigs booked, but I'd love to be at that show.
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    I didn't take to Can on the first pass either....

    I didn't take to Can on the first pass either. What caught me were their grooves, what has kept me is their creativity. I really needed to build some capacity, I think, because their approach is...
  8. I hear he will hit the West Coast with this next...

    I hear he will hit the West Coast with this next year. :up
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    Still, it is an end of an era. RIP KFOG. :ipa

    Still, it is an end of an era. RIP KFOG. :ipa
  10. I would think... "Hip Hug-Her" - Booker T. &...

    I would think...

    "Hip Hug-Her" - Booker T. & The MGs
    "The New Breed (Parts 1 & 2)" - Ike Turner
    "A Wade in the Water" - Harvey Mandel
    "Rumble" - Link Wray & the Wraymen
    "Batman Theme" - Nelson...
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    I own and enjoy these. Wolf City was what drew me...

    I own and enjoy these. Wolf City was what drew me into Krautrock, actually.
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    One word: Krautrock This is a realm of prog...

    One word: Krautrock

    This is a realm of prog definitely worth investigating. A small handful of classics:

    CAN - Future Days
    Amon Duul II - Yeti and/or Tanz der Lemminge
    Agitation Free - Live...
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    I'd throw in for Ian Anderson as well. I don't...

    I'd throw in for Ian Anderson as well. I don't want to list, but there is a whole lot there. "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day" a top-shelf example, though. In full...

    Meanwhile back in...
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    There are a couple of things that go into...

    There are a couple of things that go into ranking...

    1) For popular bands, many people can do it.
    2) It is useful if you are looking to get into a band, and want to start with the most highly...
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    Why I love this band... ...

    Why I love this band...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=494&v=IJjk-u9rfCU
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    Everyone will be a prog fan after the singularity.

    Everyone will be a prog fan after the singularity.
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    Long live Prog Rock!

    Long live Prog Rock!
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    Belated happy birthday!

    Belated happy birthday!
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    Well, I can't see the cultural moment recreating...

    Well, I can't see the cultural moment recreating itself like it did in progressive rock's emergence. You had this simple style that became insanely popular, and then began absorbing existing...
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    Oh, and Don Matrin's sound effects are without...

    Oh, and Don Matrin's sound effects are without peer.
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    I must have been in fourth or fifth grade (a...

    I must have been in fourth or fifth grade (a perfect age to get hold of MAD), and reading "A Mad Look at Superheroes." One frame was a window from the inside with a finger tip just visible over the...
  22. Causa Sui - The Summer Sessions Excellent...

    Causa Sui - The Summer Sessions
    Excellent krautrocky instrumentals!
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    Didn't they just reboot the thing last year or...

    Didn't they just reboot the thing last year or something?
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    The David Gilmour Podcast

    It looks like David is giving a brief interview about each of the guitars he is auctioning off. So we get an oral history of his career, and he gets to stir up buzz about each instrument going to...
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    I have it on order. I am very much looking...

    I have it on order. I am very much looking forward to it. I revisit these guys frequently. "Space Normal Speed" has been a favorite track as of late,
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    My wife really enjoyed the Magma concert we...

    My wife really enjoyed the Magma concert we attended. I really hope they come back to San Francisco soon.
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    I listened through once, and I am really only a...

    I listened through once, and I am really only a Magma neophyte, but this is a different Magma experience for me. I think I need to listen through a couple more times to acclimate to it.
  28. Would be fun, I think.

    Would be fun, I think.
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    Thank you for the head's up. I just did too.

    Thank you for the head's up. I just did too.
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    I too am a Christian, and consequently dug into...

    I too am a Christian, and consequently dug into this as far as I could.

    From reading liner notes, etc. the matter is somewhat complicated and obscure. Fripp has claimed that King Crimson is a...
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    The Quintet of the Hot Club of France stuff is...

    The Quintet of the Hot Club of France stuff is some of my favorite recorded music.
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    Yes, I fear that I am shaking hands with Alice at...

    Yes, I fear that I am shaking hands with Alice at this point. I just picked up the Ghana Special yesterday, as well as the Nigerian Psychedelic Rock collection The End of the World, both by Soundway....
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    Well my assorted delvings into the West African...

    Well my assorted delvings into the West African scene turned this up: an unexpected Atomic Rooster cover!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WaC47cwsss

    Pretty nifty! Compare to the original, if...
  34. Thread: CD Rot

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    My first copy of 3 Mustaphas 3's Shopping went...

    My first copy of 3 Mustaphas 3's Shopping went bronze and then unplayable, but that has been my only experience. I've never seen the outer coating developing holes.
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    I only picked up his debut last year. Way late to...

    I only picked up his debut last year. Way late to the party. But, of course, I knew of him for decades.

    R.I.P to the last of the best.
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    I think there was some discussion on the...

    I think there was some discussion on the catch-all King Crimson News thread.

    I bought it through their US distribution channel, rather than Burning Shed, which means it is still on pre-order....
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    Every day with sunshine and grain alcohol! ...

    Every day with sunshine and grain alcohol!

    Happy birthday Lino!
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    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH... EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH... ...

    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH...

    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH...

    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH...

    ...and LINO is his name-O!

    Happy birthday!
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    Very well said! RIP

    Very well said!

    RIP
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    Got me the Mole Box last week. ...

    Got me the Mole Box last week.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIglLuqhJ5s
  41. A few of my favorites... Wolf People - Fain...

    A few of my favorites...

    Wolf People - Fain
    Lamagaia - Lamagaius
    Setna - Guerison
    Causa Sui - Euporie Tide
    Xing Sa - Création de L'univers
    Sun River - Sun River
    GOAT - Requiem
    Monomyth -...
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    I haven't seen a lot of nut browns out there to...

    I haven't seen a lot of nut browns out there to make much of a comparison. It seems to me a terribly under represented style. I've tasted clones, over-hopped, and burnt malt variants of the style, so...
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    One of my locals...

    One of my locals has a very good brown ale going at the moment. This is a style I love, but few turn their hands towards. This is a good one, and manages not to be a Newcastle clone.
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    I, for one, love Felicité Thos. Stella, well...

    I, for one, love Felicité Thos. Stella, well words escape me: Stella!
  45. The crass materialism is a kind of madness. Taken...

    The crass materialism is a kind of madness. Taken as a single, the song can be seen as a kind of celebration. Taken in the context of the whole album, it is just another way to avoid thinking about,...
  46. You don't get that from WYWH? It is pretty...

    You don't get that from WYWH? It is pretty apparent to me.

    "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" - The main story-line about what the music business/fame did to Syd.

    "Welcome to the Machine," "Have a...
  47. I was left with the impression that OK Computer...

    I was left with the impression that OK Computer was some kind of concept album. I never made it all the way through, myself. Like Porcupine Tree, they never really connected with me, but then I never...
  48. I'm surprised that Radiohead wasn't on the list....

    I'm surprised that Radiohead wasn't on the list. Not that I'm in Radiohead's corner, I just thought they were obligatory in these kind of things.

    I'm not familiar with a bunch of it, but there...
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    Burning the Hard City and Suspension &...

    Burning the Hard City and Suspension & Displacement were the follow-ups to Reflections from the Firepool. What they did was effectively split their sound in half and put all the hard-rockers on BtHC...
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    I just gave the whole disc a solid spin. It...

    I just gave the whole disc a solid spin. It sounds to me that Gayle Ellet brought in a bunch of stuff that would otherwise find itself on a Fernwood album. The mix of exotic acoustic instruments and...
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    In one sense: as good a place as any. In...

    In one sense: as good a place as any.

    In personal sense: I started with The Devouring and branched out from there.
  52. He goes into quite a lot of depth about what his...

    He goes into quite a lot of depth about what his role in the band is; at least seven points in the "Can King Crimson exist without Robert Fripp? When you stop performing, is that the end of the...
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    Today, I had a local Key Lime Pilsner (from New...

    Today, I had a local Key Lime Pilsner (from New Bohemia) today: quite good. I also picked up an honest-to-goodness brown ale from a local that wasn't just a Newcastle clone. Double-bonus for the fact...
  54. Well I like a lot of the parts, but I'm not sure...

    Well I like a lot of the parts, but I'm not sure they way they're arranged sells me on the whole. Also, the vocal melodies strike me as overly obvious.
  55. It felt like a metaphor for the franchise to me:...

    It felt like a metaphor for the franchise to me: space ships fighting, slowly running out of fuel.
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    I thought Live at Summit Studios kicks some ass...

    I thought Live at Summit Studios kicks some ass fairly handily. It is a good recording too. No lie: it completely revolutionized my impression of the Islands line-up.
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    Yeah. Exactly.

    Yeah. Exactly.
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    When I got to the part about the Crimson Project,...

    When I got to the part about the Crimson Project, I got the impression that Fripp wasn't so much angry at the band, but angry that the band wasn't King Crimson. He obviously loves King Crimson, and...
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    I just unwrapped mine!

    I just unwrapped mine!
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    What was the question?

    What was the question?
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