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    Arguably not prog, but Robert Hunter and his...

    Arguably not prog, but Robert Hunter and his lyrics for Jerry Garcia/Grateful Dead

    Also Scott Walker was amazing and Peter Hammill too
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    ... He who life can no longer surprise

    ... He who life can no longer surprise
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    To return the original question, my favourite Yes...

    To return the original question, my favourite Yes albums are Close To The edge and 90125 so to me, Steve Howe has 50% importance.
  4. Thread: Trojan Horse

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    Cool, see you at Night & Day!

    Cool, see you at Night & Day!
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    I think prog enthusuasts need to widen their ears...

    I think prog enthusuasts need to widen their ears beyond stuff that sounds like the 70's and that's all. Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is a great prog record, a concept album about...
  6. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Oh that's so clever and fun and brilliant! Loved...

    Oh that's so clever and fun and brilliant! Loved Varmints too, NAUTILUS!!
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    Yes, he was a proper enigma. That he never did...

    Yes, he was a proper enigma. That he never did anything after The Enid was a real shame. Will have to have a mooch at the magazine.
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    People get really judgy about it because they...

    People get really judgy about it because they feel that the artists are getting ripped off, as though the artist has no say in whether or not they appear on Spotify (or the others) or not. That seems...
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    Yay Red and Court are on now! Ace!

    Yay Red and Court are on now! Ace!
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    Dr Phibes and The House of Wax Equations were...

    Dr Phibes and The House of Wax Equations were brilliant. Tragic end, but ace band
  11. Aw, Phil doesn't look too good but he sounds...

    Aw, Phil doesn't look too good but he sounds great.
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    By touring? People have been taping/copying for...

    By touring? People have been taping/copying for years which makes the arguments against streaming weaker. I reckon most of the albums I bought as a teenager found their way onto 6-10 C90 cassettes...
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    @100423 Oh yes of course, sorry!

    @100423 Oh yes of course, sorry!
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    Why? I've had all the albums for time, both...

    Why? I've had all the albums for time, both records and CD's. I can't play them on the bus in the morning! Ripping them to MP3s and putting them on the phone is a terrible faff. It's great!

    It...
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    King Crimson on Spotify

    Just seen that most of the KC catalogue has finally appeared on Spotify, and maybe on iTunes and other streaming services. I think Mr Fripp was one of the last holder outers.

    Good news, it'll...
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    I've got ticket, it's local to me. I do...

    I've got ticket, it's local to me. I do remember, young Mitchard had an earlier brief tenure with The Enid and fell out with them quite spectacularly very quickly so it will be interesting to see...
  17. It's a shame that project Ride The Tiger with him...

    It's a shame that project Ride The Tiger with him and Greg Lake never bore fruit. They would have been a good pairing.
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    I think the new one is probably his best yet,...

    I think the new one is probably his best yet, much as I love addicted, epicloud and transcendence. I gave it a first listen when I was in Asda (Walmart to you lot over the sea) and had to stop by the...
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    Leaping like a riverdancers nuts! The last...

    Leaping like a riverdancers nuts!

    The last true progressive artist, and one of the greatest Europeans.

    For the last few albums, my very favourite.
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    Oh I like that! What a jolly song. Sorry, am I...

    Oh I like that! What a jolly song. Sorry, am I bad??!

    I think Squeaky Jon is my spirit animal!
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    Well now it's here, what do we think?? I've...

    Well now it's here, what do we think??

    I've not heard someone go through so many styles of music so quickly in the course of an album, or even in the course of a song.

    It's going to take...
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    I'd take The Watch over TMB. The stage show is...

    I'd take The Watch over TMB. The stage show is great, but the music wasn't rendered very well when I saw them considering the reputation and budget that they have.
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    I think bits of it are sublime, Fly on a...

    I think bits of it are sublime, Fly on a windshield and Broadway Melody and Chamber of 32 Doors, but it slips in the second half and it has a weird uber-American harshness to it that I'm not mad...
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    Yeah I think Bowie took far more from Scott...

    Yeah I think Bowie took far more from Scott Walker than from anyone else, right the way through. Early on, Nite Flights in late 70's/early 80's and then recent Scott for Blackstar
  25. Thread: New Frond

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    Oh I love Garden Feature! Nick seems to have...

    Oh I love Garden Feature!

    Nick seems to have retired before, after Hit Squad I remember he took a break that lasted years and years. I think its something thats always on his radar given the lack...
  26. Thread: New Frond

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    Oh its really good. He seems to have put more...

    Oh its really good. He seems to have put more effort into both the writing and the arrangement than in the last couple. I love all his stuff, I must admit I'm the biggest fan of the lo fi stuff where...
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    Should be The Final Countdown, surely?

    Should be The Final Countdown, surely?
  28. I always used to use Buckethead for excersising...

    I always used to use Buckethead for excersising but these days its always TFATD
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    The MArgin is a very close second to Vital as the...

    The MArgin is a very close second to Vital as the best live PH/VDG(G) album I think. Really powerful. The studio albums a bit flaccid compared to Sitting Targets but still good. PH completely lost me...
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    Talk Talk, It Bites, Tears For Fears (to an...

    Talk Talk, It Bites, Tears For Fears (to an extent) all went the other way though, just to be kind and balance things out.
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    Yeah that's proper! First time I saw them, that...

    Yeah that's proper! First time I saw them, that tour. Had a mullet haircut based on Huw and Chris Waddle shortly afterwards!
  32. Thread: The Final Cut

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    I think TFC is better than The Wall too. It hangs...

    I think TFC is better than The Wall too. It hangs together better as a suite, it may not be as diverse musically as The Wall but it has an integrity and consistency of emotional tone that few albums,...
  33. Thread: The Final Cut

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    Weird how different peolpe's persepective on...

    Weird how different peolpe's persepective on things are. TFC is my favourite Floyd album and the last time that they sounded like Floyd to me. It's a brilliant, moving, and completely absorbing song...
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    Yes, every time I've seen them has been a Genesis...

    Yes, every time I've seen them has been a Genesis tribute show. The shows I've seen have been Selling England (twice, the first time I saw them and the most recent), Seconds out, Trespass and Nursery...
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    The Watch on tour in UK and Europe

    Just a quick heads up about the tour that Italian prog band and Genesis tribute are doing at the moment

    Dates are here
    http://www.thewatchmusic.net/tour-dates/

    Was at the Manchester show last...
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    I think his albums from Tilt onwards are best...

    I think his albums from Tilt onwards are best made by anyone. Not an easy listen and I'm rarely in the mood for them, but I appreciate them as being great, great works of music.
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    I was slightly disappointed by the presentation....

    I was slightly disappointed by the presentation. I think musically The Watch and Mama do a better job. It was ok, The Lamb section was best. I was expecting more for the price. There was considerable...
  38. I love prog and completely flunked school ,...

    I love prog and completely flunked school , technically I'm in the stupid percentile!
  39. Ha ha yeah, it wouldn't pass muster with him for...

    Ha ha yeah, it wouldn't pass muster with him for sure!
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    I've only got into them recently, can't stop...

    I've only got into them recently, can't stop listening to them. Sad that I didn't see their last tour (there's a Polish guy who worked in my local bar and runs the PA's for loads of local gigs and he...
  41. The brightest person that I know by a long chalk,...

    The brightest person that I know by a long chalk, our data analyst at work, who has done a phd in neurology and who, as a hobby (!), creates AI neurological models listens purely to Jamaican...
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    I didn't notice someone got in before me with...

    I didn't notice someone got in before me with that, soz!
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    She had a weird intro to her show 3 or 4 years...

    She had a weird intro to her show 3 or 4 years ago where here was a ballet dancer dancing to VDGG's masks before she came on. It was really good and fitted dead well. Her DJ and stylist is Lady...
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    Sez you with 666 posts!

    Sez you with 666 posts!
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    Spandau Barrett!

    Spandau Barrett!
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    Yeah saw in Manchester last night, really really...

    Yeah saw in Manchester last night, really really good.

    Another vote for Carl Palmer from me too!
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    My cousin was at this gig with a mate and he would like to apologise for the noise, they both got a bit excited at Trevors hair apparently.
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    I would have liked Sterumer and Thompson to have...

    I would have liked Sterumer and Thompson to have appeared on a Genesis album, the live band always had a weight to it that the studio albums lacked, both great players, and different from Collins and...
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    Looking forward to this, just booked tix for...

    Looking forward to this, just booked tix for Manchester
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    Ew no, he sounds all American! What is he doing??

    Ew no, he sounds all American! What is he doing??
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    New Amplifier Live album

    Up on Bandcamp now. From last tour, really good. Yet another bass player!

    https://amplifier.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-luxor
  52. Thread: 90125/Asia

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    90125 is brilliant, one of the very best Yes...

    90125 is brilliant, one of the very best Yes albums just after the amazing run between YA to CTTE . Sonically, it's really innovative , placing Tes's trademark musicianship inside the more...
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    I think In The Dark by GD was recorded pretty...

    I think In The Dark by GD was recorded pretty much live in a theatre they used to rehearse for tours. Probably why its one of their better sounding studio albums, alongside WD and AB
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    https://youtu.be/V4WGsMplGxU

    https://youtu.be/V4WGsMplGxU
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    Just seen them at A New Day festival in the UK,...

    Just seen them at A New Day festival in the UK, pretty much the highpoint of the weekend for me. Tarkus was stunning, would love to see a longer show, the energy was incredible.
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    Yes they remind me of BOC but also ABBA in a...

    Yes they remind me of BOC but also ABBA in a really good way. Must be a Swedish thing!
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    I really hated the original 3 when it came out,...

    I really hated the original 3 when it came out, but this sounds quite good! Much more Emerson-y even though its not him!
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    I had this on casssette when it came out. I've no...

    I had this on casssette when it came out. I've no idea why I bought it as a teenager as I wasn't a fan of Japan, maybe because of Fripp. It's still one of my favourite albums but i never really took...
  59. Devin Townsend, Mars Volta, Opeth, Ghost (esp...

    Devin Townsend, Mars Volta, Opeth, Ghost (esp when I want a bit of ABBA too)
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    I'm like that, I felt privileged to see what I...

    I'm like that, I felt privileged to see what I did but looking at he other setlists and going "I wish he'd played....XYZ"
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