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    Wishbone Ash and Steve Hillage boxsets are...

    Wishbone Ash and Steve Hillage boxsets are already sold out, which makes me think that the similar packages from Gentle Giant, Gong and (expectedly) Caravan are going to sell out too.

    I pass(ed)...
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    It looks that Düsseldorf '71 is missing from the...

    It looks that Düsseldorf '71 is missing from the final set-list:



    https://burningshed.com/gentle-giant_buried-treasure_boxset
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    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b747/f/2016/130/0/2/...

    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b747/f/2016/130/0/2/europe_far_right__map_flag__by_vah_vah-da1z8id.jpg
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    I cannot deny the appeal of Italian futurist...

    I cannot deny the appeal of Italian futurist paintings, although I find aesthetically-related French fauvism and (especially) German expressionism vastly superior. Perhaps it is not a coincidence the...
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    You should not be. It's my sarcastic response to...

    You should not be. It's my sarcastic response to the call for a perfect, uncompromised art worthy of manifestos.
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    https://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/futuris...

    https://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/futurism_10.jpg?1



    https://www.unknown.nu/futurism/
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    I have always considered such a stance...

    I have always considered such a stance counterproductive, because "progressive" rock fans are still the principal audience for Henry Cow and any other "avant-garde" leaning ensembles. Not the working...
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    I even wasn't aware of that! :)

    I even wasn't aware of that! :)
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    Well, I'd take his rebuttals with a grain of...

    Well, I'd take his rebuttals with a grain of salt, because he even distances himself/Henry Cow from any modern avant-prog undertakings:



    His acerbic music commentary can be entertaining and...
  10. I'm hoping for that too.

    I'm hoping for that too.
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    Sounds very promising. I'll pick that one!

    Sounds very promising. I'll pick that one!
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    Jazz orthodoxy aside, there's a certain rhythmic...

    Jazz orthodoxy aside, there's a certain rhythmic rigidity to Nucleus in their 1970-73 period, before they went for funk.

    And it does not seem a question of the rhythm section because these guys...
  13. They seemingly sold more copies than actually...

    They seemingly sold more copies than actually printed, as there are already people reporting their pre-orders got cancelled... albeit without any refund in sight! Moreover, many customers outside the...
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    The first two studio albums from 1970 are the...

    The first two studio albums from 1970 are the best by far IMO. Plus live Hemispheres.

    The next four, Solar Plexus '71 to Roots '73, are technically Ian Carr's solo albums (recorded with the help...
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    I personally know some genuine hard-core...

    I personally know some genuine hard-core audiophiles with a five digits-worth equipment and custom listening rooms, and they never debate the formats. For them a properly mastered CD, quality vinyl...
  16. As soon as it was up for pre-order. :)

    As soon as it was up for pre-order. :)
  17. Still waiting for the complete box from the...

    Still waiting for the complete box from the Warner's eurostore, but your detailed review is a great teaser! :up
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    It is like this in the US I assume.

    It is like this in the US I assume.
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    This forum is full of prog supremacists. ;)

    This forum is full of prog supremacists. ;)
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_generator

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_generator
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    I am not talking here about a particular view,...

    I am not talking here about a particular view, but the hermetic language employed by Piekut. I am very fond of George Lewis' book "A Power Stronger than Itself" where he lays out his concepts in an...
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    It's the same author; I hope the book is more...

    It's the same author; I hope the book is more readable... :)
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    Thanks, guys! I'll do my homework and report back...

    Thanks, guys! I'll do my homework and report back my findings. :)
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    I know (and like) Plastic People of the Universe...

    I know (and like) Plastic People of the Universe and I am familiar with Už Jsme Doma. Plus, if folk-rock counts, I dig various projects of Iva Bittová as well as Jablkoň & Svěcený.

    What should I...
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    I have been spinning for a longer while their...

    I have been spinning for a longer while their live album recorded at two gigs (late 2002 and early 2003), and mesmerizing seems to me a fitting description of their sound. I have heard a fair share...
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    https://books.google.es/books?id=4U_NJpF_FmIC&pg=P...

    https://books.google.es/books?id=4U_NJpF_FmIC&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=provided+a+kind+of+surrogate+ethnic+identity+to+its+young+white+audience&source=bl&ots=7eK41kGLF_&sig=ACfU3U0Ib6XrzsrAwU_JQBVN3KMr_A...
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    Perhaps it wasn't put forth openly, but whenever...

    Perhaps it wasn't put forth openly, but whenever I read about "dragging Genesis- or Crimson-loving fans" to a wider pool of progressive styles I wonder why nobody steps up in defence of oppressed Can...
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    Are you asking me why it is so hard to accept...

    Are you asking me why it is so hard to accept Bent Knee, Cardiacs or Residents as progressive rock bands? Well, I'd say it's because people are emotionally attached to their preconceptions and have a...
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    That's what I need to get then. I totally...

    That's what I need to get then. I totally absolutely entirely reject the whole rock orthodoxy of always playing the material the way God wanted it (read: as on the sacrosanct original studio album)....
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    That battle is already lost by the prog neo-cons,...

    That battle is already lost by the prog neo-cons, just like Wynton lost his when trying to assert his control over 'jazz' brand name.

    Henry Cow or Magma are filed under progressive rock moniker...
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    Art history is written by scholars and...

    Art history is written by scholars and enthusiasts, hence the position of Cuneiform as one of the most important labels in the history of progressive rock is/will be undisputed. Its stature and...
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    I have been listening to this box for the whole...

    I have been listening to this box for the whole week and just cannot have enough. What a killer set of live recordings! The first four trio gigs (Berlin '00, Sarajevo '01, Fredrikstad '02 and...
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    Every music genre has its Wyntons. Beware of...

    Every music genre has its Wyntons.

    Beware of the prog neo-cons! :D
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    Speaking of Quadrophenia I have been always...

    Speaking of Quadrophenia I have been always partial to David Gilmour's tackling of Dirty Jobs at the Hyde Park gig in 1996.


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

    Are there any CD...
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    Indeed, just like Muse, Mars Volta, Tool and...

    Indeed, just like Muse, Mars Volta, Tool and similar acts made prog look (relatively) hip to new rock audience a decade and a half ago, Kamasi and Shabaka make it happen for jazz now. I am not a fan...
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    I am afraid it's not a typical love story. Just...

    I am afraid it's not a typical love story. Just look around, we are no longer able to discuss a subject of the utmost importance, the future of progressive rock, and instead we waste precious energy...
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    Perhaps it's a fatal attraction of this forum,...

    Perhaps it's a fatal attraction of this forum, which just cannot be ditched. :)

    Svetonio and Skullhead keep returning here just like Harey would get back to Kelvin each time after he tried to...
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    You guys start to see Svetonios and Skullheads...

    You guys start to see Svetonios and Skullheads everywhere. :D
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    If I were to find an analogy, Kamasi is to...

    If I were to find an analogy, Kamasi is to spiritual jazz of the 60s what Mars Volta or Muse were to classic progressive rock of 70s.
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    Indeed. Skullhead does not use Internet, so he...

    Indeed. Skullhead does not use Internet, so he won't help me here... :D
  41. Thread: Elephant9

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    Psychedelic Backfire II may be easier to digest,...

    Psychedelic Backfire II may be easier to digest, but is not as packed with music ideas and stunning playing as the first part. My preference would depend on the mood, but I'd also give a slight edge...
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    Mars and Monae, are you trying to put these...

    Mars and Monae, are you trying to put these staples of Starbucks-deployed Mac crowd up against two music geniuses - Kanye and Kendrick? ;)

    But seriously... Could you paste some "progressive" tunes...
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    Well, how about retro-prog or Kamasi Washington?...

    Well, how about retro-prog or Kamasi Washington? Is it also difficult to listen to such stuff without that in mind? :)
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    I have a hard time believing that most progheads...

    I have a hard time believing that most progheads would consider any of these a new "Watcher of the Skies"... :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTH1VNHLjng from Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark...
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    Too much computer junk on board let the Serbs...

    Too much computer junk on board let the Serbs shoot down a F-117A stealth aircraft? ;)

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ljb8s9w4_0w/R21yl-daJPI/AAAAAAAABNY/aW8p4vv0w7c/s320/F117.jpg
  46. Have you tried their recent live set? ...

    Have you tried their recent live set?

    https://sonar-band.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-moods
  47. It's a bait. This forum is very much against the...

    It's a bait. This forum is very much against the notion of the superiority of Yugo-prog, which Svetonio championed.

    If you do not know Smak you should be safe here. Once other new members like...
  48. I cannot imagine Swiss prog without alphorns and...

    I cannot imagine Swiss prog without alphorns and büchels... ;)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZjhp6Xydqo
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    Monterey Festival '67 and Fillmore East '68,...

    Monterey Festival '67 and Fillmore East '68, although the latter I prefer in the bootleg soundboard form.
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    Perhaps that's what I like about it the most, I...

    Perhaps that's what I like about it the most, I suppose. :) The lack of rawness, especially in case of the Who, detracts from my listening experience, which is why I rarely revisit studio recordings....
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    My favourite top 3 for the moment would be: 1....

    My favourite top 3 for the moment would be:

    1. Leeds '70 - official
    2. Amsterdam '69 - boot
    3. Young Vic '71 - Who's Next deluxe

    Re: Quadrophenia '73 tour - I have the Capital Center (Largo)...
  52. No, blame the educational reforms of the 70s and...

    No, blame the educational reforms of the 70s and 80s, started in the US and then spreading across Europe like wildfire, which in a noble effort of making the school programs more palpable for the...
  53. I can see more positives in the passing decade...

    I can see more positives in the passing decade compared to the previous two (and a half), which were cultural wasteland from my (admittedly limited) perspective. I have very little positive to say...
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    Who would you propose for the job?

    Who would you propose for the job?
  55. Danes, you better watch out! ;) ...

    Danes, you better watch out! ;)

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBcJZ3-cJKc
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    These are some truly fascinating recollections...

    These are some truly fascinating recollections and insights, John.

    I do hope that the best performances, like that of Stian Westerhus & Sidsel Endresen, won't get lost and will surface one day,...
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    Yeah, in Huntsville he's displayed his...

    Yeah, in Huntsville he's displayed his capabilities of playing in a more "traditional" context I think.



    Indeed, few could have guessed that Keith Rowe was capable of picking up a regular...
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    Did you buy the full 5LP box? ...

    Did you buy the full 5LP box?

    https://www.discogs.com/Elephant9-Psychedelic-Backfire/release/13712511

    I am curious about the box-exclusive third volume that features two extra numbers (of...
  59. I don't know how it has been in Norway, but in...

    I don't know how it has been in Norway, but in many other parts of the world the general/mass "culture" wasn't exactly peaking for the last few decades...
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    I (knowingly) heard Reine Fiske first in The...

    I (knowingly) heard Reine Fiske first in The Amazing a decade ago and his playing immediately attracted my attention:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4k-4LMumWw
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