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  1. Wow look who's playing! Advent, Frogg Café and...

    Wow look who's playing! Advent, Frogg Café and Infinien among others! Boy we miss so much here on the west coast.
  2. Yep, I bought this one a few years back. It's...

    Yep, I bought this one a few years back. It's wonderful
  3. The Innerviews interview was really good....

    The Innerviews interview was really good. Interesting that Tony had wanted to write something like 'One For The Vine' for 'Calling All Stations' and for Rutherford to write something like 'Ripples',...
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    Awesome interview. He is as funny as ever, but...

    Awesome interview. He is as funny as ever, but this is also the most insightful interview of DS I've ever read! :up
  5. Just 6 days away from the Seattle show for which...

    Just 6 days away from the Seattle show for which I'll be braving the 1 1/2 - 2 hour drive for.
  6. Thread: Blues, anyone?

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    :up

    :up
  7. Thread: Blues, anyone?

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    Any Marcus King fans? The guys an absolute...

    Any Marcus King fans? The guys an absolute monster! A true old blues soul despite his youth!
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    One concert Dave Stewart was performing and...

    One concert Dave Stewart was performing and suddenly came to consciousness aware that he was hearing music, but without his keyboard part. He then realized he was playing live and his chair had...
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    'Skyline' is not my favorite. But it has it's...

    'Skyline' is not my favorite. But it has it's beauty, such as the one you mentioned. 'Spectrum' is one of my favorites though, and the one I think many missed that would have enjoyed it, as it's more...
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    Me too of the ones I've heard. I haven't actually...

    Me too of the ones I've heard. I haven't actually heard the Dylan one, except for a couple tracks. And even albums where he sings, there are great instrumentals.
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    I've listened once through. Sounds wonderful, as...

    I've listened once through. Sounds wonderful, as expected. A great symph-canterbury blend. The 20-minute epic is on first listen, as good or better than anything they've done. A really great piece of...
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    I'm piqued. Must listen when I'm not at work!...

    I'm piqued. Must listen when I'm not at work! Thanks for sharing!!
  13. Then on occasion someone does something that...

    Then on occasion someone does something that surpasses their 70s output, such as Sebastian Hardie's 'Blueprint', to me better than anything they or Mario did in the 70s. Probably say the same for...
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    I like them very much. Have all but 'Peace At...

    I like them very much. Have all but 'Peace At Last'. The first 2 are great, and what a great voice.
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    But he had heard of them! That's clearly a baby...

    But he had heard of them! That's clearly a baby step in the right direction!

    Cool you've been on speaking terms with Andy!
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    Which of course I protest with Spock-like ardor...

    Which of course I protest with Spock-like ardor and fury as clearly the sounds of Jobsy's honking of his crème-laced egg nog pie at the 98/99 gala included a guffaw and unsuccessful two-step dodge...
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    Wonderful comments! I can't wait until I'm home...

    Wonderful comments! I can't wait until I'm home so I can see this interview. He captures moods like no other. From Salmon Leap (PP&P1) to Basking Shark (Ivory Moon) to Tearaway (Field Day), the music...
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    Yeah it has a feel of the sun still being out,...

    Yeah it has a feel of the sun still being out, for me. Starting with the opening lyrics. And 'One For The Vine' and 'Wot Gorilla' especially. It sounds like September for me pretty much throughout....
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    Genesis' 'Inside and Out' talks about 'see the...

    Genesis' 'Inside and Out' talks about 'see the summer going out by the door', and in fact the whole of Wind and Wuthering, at least for me, has a feel of summer transitioning to fall, very scenic.
    ...
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    Big Big Train - Summer's Lease

    Big Big Train - Summer's Lease
  21. Sounds great! And getting Clive and Dee on board...

    Sounds great! And getting Clive and Dee on board is fabulous.
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    Enjoyed that live video. I've always heard a lot...

    Enjoyed that live video. I've always heard a lot about 'Lifesigns', and glad I could finally give them a listen. Will definitely check further into their catalog. It's unbelievable just how much...
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    Yes! Love the Smiths, and Love & Money, another...

    Yes! Love the Smiths, and Love & Money, another 80s classic(or should have been) though I agree with you, I don't feel guilt for what I like. Even for liking 'Ventura Highway' by America or 'Please...
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    That's excellent news! I felt 'Clockwork...

    That's excellent news! I felt 'Clockwork Universe' (which I just listened to the other day) was their crowning achievement so far, love their symph meets Canterbury sound, loved every track on that...
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    Oh how could I forget Seth Swirskey. The master...

    Oh how could I forget Seth Swirskey. The master of well crafted, fairly simple but highly melodic and emotive pop. Pretty much anything on either of his first 2 albums.
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    A few off the top of my head: XTC - King of...

    A few off the top of my head:

    XTC - King of the Day
    Genesis - Taking It All Too Hard
    Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light, Hello It's Me
    Tennis - Mean Streets
    Kings of Convenience - kind of pretty...
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    :up

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    Thank you for sharing that. I can't wait!! The...

    Thank you for sharing that. I can't wait!! The timing will be perfect as we head into fall/winter in this hemisphere anyway.
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    Ha! My question exactly. Of course, I hope for at...

    Ha! My question exactly. Of course, I hope for at least some tracks with overdubbed parts, but yes autobuy either way :)
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    Awesome! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks Kim!

    Awesome! I hope you enjoy it!



    Thanks Kim!
  31. yep. I could prefer 'Dramarama' on some days....

    yep. I could prefer 'Dramarama' on some days. Those first two AoM albums are quite different from each other. Nad, from my limited knowledge, seems to be a genuine good guy. I only have his first...
  32. Agreed for the most part. I actually like the...

    Agreed for the most part. I actually like the first AoM better than the next 2, and better than the last 2 FK albums. The more acoustic side there is pretty solid, and some songs are better than...
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    I think 'Blue Moon' by Beardfish, from "The Sane...

    I think 'Blue Moon' by Beardfish, from "The Sane Day' is a great blend of progginess and radio friendliness.
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    Me too! :)

    Me too! :)
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    'The Art of Vanishing' is now released, with...

    'The Art of Vanishing' is now released, with beautiful artwork by Lee Gaskins. Cds were sent out to vendors yesterday. CD version contains about 70 minutes of music.
  36. Yep, actually I never listen to them. I do love...

    Yep, actually I never listen to them. I do love Gilmour's 'On An Island' but later Floyd though good, I'm just not feeling so much, in part likely because I love earlier albums like 'Meddle' so much.
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    I like Henry Cow and the Cowsills. 'The Rain, The...

    I like Henry Cow and the Cowsills. 'The Rain, The Park, and other things' is a great little tune. I don't actually know the rest of their stuff admittedly.
  38. Yes that makes sense that he prefers what he had...

    Yes that makes sense that he prefers what he had the hand in writing. I'm sure they wanted the hits because they had families to provide for and all, but Tony of course has often said he prefers the...
  39. I'll have to check out that interview tonight!...

    I'll have to check out that interview tonight! Steve and Tony prefer the early material. Mike prefers the later. I think Phil may be divided these days.

    I don't often buy live stuff but this I...
  40. :lol

    :lol
  41. Thread: "Evolved Music"

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    Koenjihyakkei should qualify on merits of the...

    Koenjihyakkei should qualify on merits of the name alone. That's an 'evolved' name there! ;)
  42. Do you mean since the length of cd is much longer...

    Do you mean since the length of cd is much longer (and FK albums always are) is there material that won't fit on the LP? Which is a good question. There's no way their earlier 2-fers could fit on 2...
  43. I think Hasse's voice works well in certain...

    I think Hasse's voice works well in certain songs, such as when he sings in 'There Is More To This World' and 'Stardust We Are'.
  44. Agreed!

    Agreed!
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    So I wonder if this will be just solo acoustic...

    So I wonder if this will be just solo acoustic guitar like Field Day, or with multiple overdubbed guitars?
  46. Well how about that!! A return to the joyful 90s...

    Well how about that!! A return to the joyful 90s sound? That works for me! Yeah too bad no Tomas, who had much of the writing in 'Garden of Dreams', but the Stardust We Are album and earlier albums...
  47. Thread: Stereolab

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    Aww, that was great! Does sound just like the...

    Aww, that was great! Does sound just like the High Llamas. Love the video!
  48. This is very nice. Love those minors! I love when...

    This is very nice. Love those minors! I love when the keyboard comes in around at 1:23 mark, just before the drums. Overall, not tooooo far removed from 'That Night', and the female backing vocals at...
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    White Willow and Ske are great. Wobbler I find...

    White Willow and Ske are great. Wobbler I find great at times.
  50. At least some gems, such as 'An Island In The...

    At least some gems, such as 'An Island In The Darkness' and 'Another Murder of a Day' (with Fish singing), and a few good instrumentals in there, such as Thirty-Threes from The Fugitive and 'Spring'...
  51. I'm glad you're enjoying the demo tracks!! Full...

    I'm glad you're enjoying the demo tracks!! Full catalog is difficult but I'll try:

    Five
    A Curious Feeling
    Six
    Seven
    Still
    The Wicked Lady
    Strictly Inc
    The Fugitive
  52. Yeah, those keyboard versions of Spring Tide,...

    Yeah, those keyboard versions of Spring Tide, Neap Tide, and City of Gold are really great, and a different feel than the orchestral versions. And 'Poppet', though not quite to the level of those 3,...
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    Are there additional tracks besides the 3...

    Are there additional tracks besides the 3 unreleased tracks on the Galleons cd itself? Those three are pretty good, but I can see why they were left off the original album. Was on a Finch binge...
  54. The 'Chord Too Far' box was great in that it had...

    The 'Chord Too Far' box was great in that it had unreleased material. Very disappointing that there's no unreleased material on the new box. Even keyboard versions of 'Five' would have been enough to...
  55. Thread: Stereolab

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    Yeah that's a pretty nice one, once you get past...

    Yeah that's a pretty nice one, once you get past the opening track, it can sound quite Llama-like especially the title track.
  56. Even though Bankstatement is my least favorite of...

    Even though Bankstatement is my least favorite of Tony's, I still like it and rank it higher than 'We Can't Dance'. Even the hit, Throwback, which originally was written more proggy Tony once said...
  57. Personally I love the 3 orchestral albums, each...

    Personally I love the 3 orchestral albums, each one more than the last. As to the others, I really enjoy Still. I find it subtle, well-written melodic rock and prefer it to the last 4 Genesis albums....
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    And it's tough to gauge typically as we're all...

    And it's tough to gauge typically as we're all different. Years ago I posted for recommendations of things that were specifically like Genesis. Since the OP list was pretty versatile, including both...
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    Just a few off the top of my head, assuming you...

    Just a few off the top of my head, assuming you have the Canterbury stuff too:

    Advent
    Thieves' Kitchen
    Uzva (pretty much unavailable but you can at least listen on YouTube)
    Finch
    Lotus (1975...
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    I have the 2fers as well. Yeah, not the best...

    I have the 2fers as well. Yeah, not the best quality, for any of the four cds but since Modern Masquerades had the best quality to begin with, it isn't quite as bad.
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