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  1. "Begone, you ever-piercing power-play machine!"

    "Begone, you ever-piercing power-play machine!"
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    Wish I could make it up to Baltimore for this,...

    Wish I could make it up to Baltimore for this, but lookin' doubtful.
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    I would absolutely pay a small fee to see a 70s...

    I would absolutely pay a small fee to see a 70s Prog tribute band play live, with the world's largest lava lamp on stage where the singer usually stands.

    ...A lava lamp so large, they can never...
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    Slightly off-topic, but can someone comment on...

    Slightly off-topic, but can someone comment on why GftO was not remixed? Were the master tapes lost, or was SW not a big fan of the album? Or maybe GftO and Tormato will be remixed in the future...
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    Along with the audio to Live At Pompeii, Animals...

    Along with the audio to Live At Pompeii, Animals is my favorite Floyd Product, and probably the only Floyd Product I would choose to buy again we're it to receive remix/re-issue status.
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    Great looking set lists!

    Great looking set lists!
  7. Reminder: Always get a second opinion.

    Reminder: Always get a second opinion.
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    I've only glanced at the first 25 so far, but I...

    I've only glanced at the first 25 so far, but I do remember a handful. Porn Orchard was a great band, but not from Greece, from the OTHER Athens! Wondering if other Athens, GA "math" bands of my...
  9. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: U.S. keyboardist Pat Strawser (ex-Volare) just...

    U.S. keyboardist Pat Strawser (ex-Volare) just released a solo album on Bandcamp. Here's a YouTube promo clip:


    https://youtu.be/Rnuz9zPOdqQ

    And here's the album page:...
  10. Begone you ever-piercing power-play machine! ...

    Begone you ever-piercing power-play machine!


    /Sorry
  11. Thread: East of Eden

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    Just discovered this band via reading about John...

    Just discovered this band via reading about John Burns' studio career (he of Foxtrot "fame"). Really digging Snafu, looking forward to hearing more. Amazing that there are still bands from the...
  12. Not to sound sour, but how many "professional"...

    Not to sound sour, but how many "professional" musicians do you think hang out here? Three? Four? There are hardly any record labels to help release "professional" music in these PE-related genres,...
  13. You must be right; I haven't dug that set out in...

    You must be right; I haven't dug that set out in ages and remembered it as being White Mountain. Wishful thinking?
  14. Yeah, what has been officially released...

    Yeah, what has been officially released (audio-only)? Cinema Show, IT/Watcher, and White Mountain. Isnt that all? I would assume they're sitting on some killer '76 muiltracks from the European tour.
  15. Adinfinitum, I'm all in favor of more official...

    Adinfinitum, I'm all in favor of more official Trick tour releases! Regarding YOSW (again, sorry), my main beef (besides that good awful Rhodes break) is the length; if it were the length of a single...
  16. Cool. Thanks for reporting back. I didn't think...

    Cool. Thanks for reporting back. I didn't think Your Own Special Way was ever played live until that tour of Australia in the mid-80s? I could be wrong. I know some songs were tried out on stage &...
  17. Interesting that Gorilla and Steve's rejected...

    Interesting that Gorilla and Steve's rejected Please Don't Touch are so rhythmically similar... I still don't see why they couldn't have modulated (if needed) or some other Banksian arrangement trick...
  18. Thanks for that. I was aware of the Lindisfarne...

    Thanks for that. I was aware of the Lindisfarne song, and how that success helped fuel Charisma Records during that period, but I confess to never having heard it (that I know of). Seems like I...
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    It's always seemed to be a mix of a couple of...

    It's always seemed to be a mix of a couple of non-complementary styles. The raw, solo PH, emotional stuff really works for me, but the opening & closing tunes usually get skipped by me. The good...
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    Thanks for this thread! Enjoying that early stuff...

    Thanks for this thread! Enjoying that early stuff immensely, and I had no idea about that 1978 Michael Giles record!!

    Re: Ghost Dance - I have it, and it has always reminded me of Security-era...
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    Love the band, love Hammill. I'd say it's THE...

    Love the band, love Hammill. I'd say it's THE VOICE that's turns off 99% of VdGG haters.

    For me, H to He through Godbluff (and the accompanying Hammill "solo" albums) constitute a most remarkable...
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    Diggin' it! Thanks for posting! Love that dinky...

    Diggin' it! Thanks for posting! Love that dinky organ sound!
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    Thanks for the gentle prodding, Aymeric! I do...

    Thanks for the gentle prodding, Aymeric! I do need guidance from time to time! I shall give it another spin soon.

    On this topic, any idea why the band (Stewart?) went full-speed into these sounds...
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    I can't listen to DS Al Coda! But I adore (most...

    I can't listen to DS Al Coda! But I adore (most of) Missing Pieces and enjoy Playtime (to a lesser degrees).
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    I'll have to try that RSVP album, then. There's...

    I'll have to try that RSVP album, then. There's also a few good things on the Back To Front LP. I really like the (sorta) title track, Back To Herne Bay Front.

    I do miss Richard's bass playing...
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    I just love Sinclair's & Hasting's voices...

    I just love Sinclair's & Hasting's voices together! I hadn't seen that clip before. :)
  27. Big Genesis/Hackett fan here. Not trying to...

    Big Genesis/Hackett fan here. Not trying to thread-crap, honestly, but I just watched the trailer on YouTube and...

    That singer is atrocious. It's astounding. I can't take this band seriously...
  28. There's loads of detail from Gabriel's early LPs...

    There's loads of detail from Gabriel's early LPs and tours, with which MacPhail assisted. I'm up to 1978 or so in the book, and we haven't heard from the Genesis since the European tour of 1976.
  29. BTW, MacPhail's book is now available to us in...

    BTW, MacPhail's book is now available to us in the US. I ordered the Kindle version for $10 and I can already say it's more interesting than Rutherford's book. Tons of details, at least in the...
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    In listening to National Health's debut again...

    In listening to National Health's debut again recently, I stand by an earlier observation (somewhere on PE) that this LP is *perhaps* the finest studio recording in the Canterbury subgenre *in my...
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    Flash, by 100 points, over Badger. Had them...

    Flash, by 100 points, over Badger.

    Had them both on 8-track cartridge, wore them with out. Never really dug the Badger album, but boy did I try.
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    What other band has mishandled their archive as...

    What other band has mishandled their archive as badly as Genesis?
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    Finally spent some time with Op:Mock and I think...

    Finally spent some time with Op:Mock and I think it's a terrifically entertaining album. If you like the zaniness of past FTV releases, get this one. Noble Obelisk is hilarious and tricky (the crowd...
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    I've got that Ninesense release, it's pretty...

    I've got that Ninesense release, it's pretty cool! I started off 2018 with the Gilgamesh odds 'n sods collection Arriving Twice (on Cuneiform). I had forgotten there was an "Extract" from the...
  35. Can anyone compare sound quality (the mix & the...

    Can anyone compare sound quality (the mix & the mastering) between Chicago, Radical Action & Toronto? On "that other music forum," I've read grumblings about the mix on Chicago vs the other two. ...
  36. Got into the band in the late 80s via Three Of A...

    Got into the band in the late 80s via Three Of A Perfect Pair & A Young Persons Guide.

    Liked the VROOM ep quite a bit and was excited about the full-length album to follow, bit found THRAK to be a...
  37. Thread: Holy Grails

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    This barely qualifies, but I didn't want to start...

    This barely qualifies, but I didn't want to start a new thread:

    Genesis TV footage, 1976:

    https://youtu.be/_lzv0UdsZx8

    (I'm on my phone, so I'm not sure if this will embed)
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    Let's not forget Wetton's fuzz, cabinet & bass...

    Let's not forget Wetton's fuzz, cabinet & bass head!

    "It was a Jen Double Sound Fuzz/Wah, by the way--made in Italy.The best I've come across. Ever. With the Cerwin-Vega was a 4x12 with EV...
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    About 20 years old, I think. Yeah, I've always...

    About 20 years old, I think. Yeah, I've always been annoyed by the idea that "if I come to enjoy ____, I need to ditch _____ or my street-cred might suffer."

    Easier for we grownups now, but...
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    Incidentally, I just ran across this listing for...

    Incidentally, I just ran across this listing for an upcoming book by (former band manager) Richard MacPhail about his years with Genesis:

    https://www.mybookofgenesis.com

    Might be of interest to...
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    My intro to Hammill/VdGG was seeing a VHS copy of...

    My intro to Hammill/VdGG was seeing a VHS copy of the Godbluff concert footage. It blew me away! I was already a big Capital 'P' Prog fan and already a fan of post-punk stuff like Joy Division or...
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    To me, Going Out To Get You / Wooden Mask is the...

    To me, Going Out To Get You / Wooden Mask is the Genesis Holy Grail (ok: ONE of the Holy Grails!)

    So puzzling that it was recorded in a proper studio, then presumably *shelved* and not intended...
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    Attn: Mike "Gypsies Stole My Live Album" Sary: ...

    Attn: Mike "Gypsies Stole My Live Album" Sary:

    I'll PM you my address now! Thanks!

    BD
  44. Islands has one of the few Crimson album covers...

    Islands has one of the few Crimson album covers that I like! (off-white with watercolor islands, gatefold with lyrics & a collage of band photos). I was surprised, years later, to see the nebula...
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    I like your analogy, but I happen to totally...

    I like your analogy, but I happen to totally disagree with it! I really, really love ATTW3. I think it succeeds at everything it aims for (all subjective, of course, since I wasn't in the studio...
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    I'd love to hear details of that '71 show! ...

    I'd love to hear details of that '71 show! Apologies if you've shared them here before and I missed them. Maybe I'm misremembering, but I didn't think they gigged it all that year?

    And I'm with...
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    Gotta mention Tony Banks' 'A Curious Feeling' as...

    Gotta mention Tony Banks' 'A Curious Feeling' as essential, IMO. Don't care for Rutherford's solo stuff at all (and I've tried).

    My favorites (post W&W only):
    Duke
    ATTWT
    Abacab

    [Huge gap...
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    How is the mastering? I care much, much less...

    How is the mastering? I care much, much less about a certificate, but quite a bit about whether or not the treble is ear-piercing & everything sounds "squashed" to death!
  49. Thanks for another great interview :)

    Thanks for another great interview :)
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    Agreeing with most of this post. It is not a...

    Agreeing with most of this post. It is not a crime to be underwhelmed (or should I say overwhelmed?) by the three-drum approach.

    I'd still encourage people to go to a KC show, but -- as always,...
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    You're right on all counts, of course. Good...

    You're right on all counts, of course. Good observations. I didn't mean to imply that all of my critiques were based on the acoustics (though that was annoying); the performances were superb last...
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    Nice review! Sounds like you had the concert...

    Nice review! Sounds like you had the concert experience I was *hoping* to have, but didn't (and good for you; I'm genuinely glad you enjoyed it so much!).

    For my part, I found the mix to be muddy...
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    ^^ We got no Discipline, but did get Larks 1 and...

    ^^ We got no Discipline, but did get Larks 1 and 2 in Raleigh last night.
  54. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    That sure seems unlikely. I'd never heard they'd...

    That sure seems unlikely. I'd never heard they'd asked him, or ever thought they would've. He only barely made it to the Milton Keynes reuinion gig.
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    If *only* there was an English-language book...

    If *only* there was an English-language book about the Canterbury scene!

    Good idea to spin this remarkable album right about now, btw. I think I shall do so ASAP.
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    Totally unique voice on his instrument. Never...

    Totally unique voice on his instrument. Never got to see him perform. What's that Robert Wyatt quote?: "They live on when you play [their music]."
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    Thanks, I think you're right on the money. This...

    Thanks, I think you're right on the money. This Alas album (all I've heard by then) has a distinctive playfulness that bridges the divide between ELP & Hatfield (in a totally different way than,...
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    Thanks for this thread. Never heard of this band...

    Thanks for this thread. Never heard of this band at all, but I love it!
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    Dang.

    Dang.
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    I can't wait to hear the new FTV! Somewhat...

    I can't wait to hear the new FTV!

    Somewhat off-topic:
    On 'The Uncertainty Principle' album, the Mellotron was a (pretty dang good) sample, and the Mini-Moog was borrowed from the studio. Volaré...
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