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    They were subject to a bit of a scandal when it...

    They were subject to a bit of a scandal when it was found that male session musicians actually played on their album. A second album came out with a mix of male and female members, but their career...
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    Another rare Amon Düül II vocal, the only song...

    Another rare Amon Düül II vocal, the only song sung by Robby Heibl:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6QmRI6BI1c
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    I forgot to include it on my Camp Vocals List on...

    I forgot to include it on my Camp Vocals List on page 2



    He has a few lead bits on Drama, notably on “Machine Messiah.”
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    Keith Moon’s cover version of “Solid Gold.”...

    Keith Moon’s cover version of “Solid Gold.” Additionally, Fanny are the backing band and backing vocalists on this track. AND it’s the rare Cam Davis lineup (I don’t think any other recordings with...
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    As near as I can figure, “Time Takes My Time” is...

    As near as I can figure, “Time Takes My Time” is the only Dave Greenslade lead vocal.

    Distantly related, Paul Karas got the occasional co-lead (with Steve Gould) during his brief time with Rare...
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    Pekka Pohjola. He has never released a truly bad...

    Pekka Pohjola. He has never released a truly bad album.
  7. Thread: Maneige

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    Finally heard these two. Montréal 6 A.M. I’d...

    Finally heard these two. Montréal 6 A.M. I’d describe as “like Libre Service, but not as good.” Still worth hearing if you like what they do.


    Images is another matter. It’s not terrible, and...
  8. Yes, I just realized Magma never released...

    Yes, I just realized Magma never released anything during the 70s (though they have been around since 1974). I also recently discovered that there’s ANOTHER band from Argentina called Magma, a metal...
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    Yes, well...there’s a big difference between the...

    Yes, well...there’s a big difference between the two. Movin’ On is tough to find in any format. Vinyl copies, at least, of Counterpoints are common as dirt.
  10. Nobody else is going to mention them, so it falls...

    Nobody else is going to mention them, so it falls to me to mention Magma (the Argentine one). I suppose Alberto Felici’s high-pitched voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but he always fills every...
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    Making me think of the bits of Chrome’s Alien...

    Making me think of the bits of Chrome’s Alien Soundtracks that always makes me smile: excerpts of some vintage 70s commercials they edited in.

    “In a moment, Pat Stevens, who hates buttermilk, is...
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    Speaking of Savage Rose, Anders Koppel’s solo...

    Speaking of Savage Rose, Anders Koppel’s solo album Aftenlandet & Regnbuefuglen, a really nice chamber-prog release:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhI51T2WiuY
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    Fanny are mentioned in a parallel thread, there’s...

    Fanny are mentioned in a parallel thread, there’s one song featuring lead vocals by their drummer Alice de Buhr: “Solid Gold.” And she can’t really sing, so as you might imagine it’s more of a joke...
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    Thought of another one: Bert Veldkamp’s (?) laugh...

    Thought of another one: Bert Veldkamp’s (?) laugh after the group shouting of “ROYAL!” on the title track of Kayak’s Royal Bed Bouncer.



    When someone brought up GG, that was the first thing I...
  15. A rather battered copy of this was actually my...

    A rather battered copy of this was actually my introduction to the Gong Trilogy stuff (I had previously owned Shamal).
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    I was just listening to 666 by Aphrodite’s Child,...

    I was just listening to 666 by Aphrodite’s Child, which has a wealth of this kind of thing.

    “That...was...the Wedding...of...the Lamb. Now...comes...the Capture...of...the Beast!”
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    Colin is such a fantastic singer. I just love his...

    Colin is such a fantastic singer. I just love his voice.

    Check out this collaboration with another famous keyboard player:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re1qLsd_qtw
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    Nexus and some of Circus. In spite of...

    Nexus and some of Circus. In spite of recommendations here, avoid Counterpoints; there’s a little fusion-esque stuff on there but most of it’s drivel.
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    I was lucky to get their First Time in a Long...

    I was lucky to get their First Time in a Long Time (Rhino Handmade) box set (all their Reprise recordings plus a mess of bonus tracks) for a pretty good price. Along with the Casablanca album, Rock &...
  20. In general I am kind of “over” Marillion. They...

    In general I am kind of “over” Marillion. They felt like kind of an oasis in the middle of a prog desert at the time, but they just seem, I don’t know, kind of lackluster in light of more recent...
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    There’s an idea to run screaming from. 15547

    There’s an idea to run screaming from.

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  22. OSFA is more than a partial return to form for...

    OSFA is more than a partial return to form for me, it’s one of my favorite studio albums from him. I am disappointed that it’s really the only substantial studio recording from this line-up, which is...
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    Géraldine and I conversed in Spanish. Being a...

    Géraldine and I conversed in Spanish. Being a second language for the both of us made it relatively easy.
  24. Thread: Todd Rundgren

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    The only song I really actually like off The...

    The only song I really actually like off The Individualist. Actually, I love it! It’s very quintessentially Todd. In spite of the very “of its time” production, the sound is very “four-man Utopia.”...
  25. Thread: WTF covers

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    Not really “WTF,” apart from the fact I never...

    Not really “WTF,” apart from the fact I never knew it existed before, Rare Bird’s “Sympathy” as interpreted by French variétés artist Sévérine


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFmleRJRAf4
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    I am actually quite a fan of the suite. Sure,...

    I am actually quite a fan of the suite. Sure, it’s no “Echoes,” but it was one of the more successful early rock/orchestra experiments in my estimation. Key to that was orchestrator Ron Geesin, who...
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    “The Name of the Game” is a freaking masterpiece,...

    “The Name of the Game” is a freaking masterpiece, on the same level as “Good Vibrations” and “I’m Not in Love.” So much depth and density, both musical and thematic, for a pop song. It’s probably my...
  28. I thought Capt. Beefheart, but it fails for the...

    I thought Capt. Beefheart, but it fails for the same reason. Small reference pools, you know.

    Actually it’s because they’re trying to sound EVIL!!! and DEMONIC!!!!1!!!1!11!eleven Throw in...
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    He really was a phenomenal singer-songwriter. I...

    He really was a phenomenal singer-songwriter. I was listening to a little of his post-Wigwam solo work and I couldn’t help but be struck by how comparable it is—in both style and quality—to some of...
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    I’d say that To the Hilt and Seven Tears are...

    I’d say that To the Hilt and Seven Tears are their other back-to-front great albums. Most of their other albums are inconsistent, but with great moments. Side 1 of Switch is fantastic but I can’t...
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    Funny thing about Jenghiz Khan, lead singer and...

    Funny thing about Jenghiz Khan, lead singer and bassist Pierre Rapsat became a “respectable” chanson artist afterwards. I guess you can kind of put them in the same box as Attila in a way (same...
  32. Thread: Earbuds

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    My $20 Panasonics (RP-TCM125) do the trick....

    My $20 Panasonics (RP-TCM125) do the trick. Quality sound, fit in ear nicely, and won’t break the bank to replace them in case you step on them accidentally (which I have been known to do quite...
  33. I Know You Well Miss Clara, from Indonesia.

    I Know You Well Miss Clara, from Indonesia.
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    Korean trio Magma. The guitar tone this guy gets...

    Korean trio Magma. The guitar tone this guy gets is just insane!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SrB6JAFVkw
  35. Hiroko Taniyama: Mizutama jikan ...

    Hiroko Taniyama: Mizutama jikan


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgEhL67Culc

    Actually, many of her albums are like this. She is very prolific and very unique.
  36. Just re-listened to When I Was a Boy and it...

    Just re-listened to When I Was a Boy and it belongs here, too.
  37. Thread: Vaporwave

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    Vaporwave comprised of Seinfeld incidental music...

    Vaporwave comprised of Seinfeld incidental music samples:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwNNbYqPGAM
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    I mentioned this up-thread. It’s basically Last’s...

    I mentioned this up-thread. It’s basically Last’s orchestra guesting on Banquet, and Karl-Hermann Lüer—who played the reeds and violin on Mind Exploding—was from Last’s orchestra.

    EDIT: I guess I...
  39. Skin Diver by Nona Hendryx, a collaboration with...

    Skin Diver by Nona Hendryx, a collaboration with Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream, and probably the only “New Age R&B” album in existence (prove me wrong, folks!).
  40. That was how it came to my attention: a review...

    That was how it came to my attention: a review that mentioned that Harley was specifically inspired by Todd to make this album.
  41. Todd Rundgren: A Wizard/A True Star Stevie...

    Todd Rundgren: A Wizard/A True Star
    Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
    Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel: Love’s a Prima Donna
    Kate Bush: Hounds of Love
    Jane Siberry: The Walking
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    I’ll have to have a listen to Mix Up in his...

    I’ll have to have a listen to Mix Up in his memory.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIun5knCxWk
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    Weren’t we just expressing admiration for Flavio...

    Weren’t we just expressing admiration for Flavio Premoli’s accordion breakdown on “Is My Face on Straight?” by PFM in a parallel thread? If not, allow me to do so here and now!
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    The Japanese band Head Pop Up had two keyboard...

    The Japanese band Head Pop Up had two keyboard players. I believe the female one was the one who doubled on accordion. No videos, someone else [*ahem!*] is gobbling up all the bandwidth, but the long...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQhIhKpmwrg
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    “It’s good to be here in America, or as we refer...

    “It’s good to be here in America, or as we refer to you in Canada, The Great Satan.”
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    I was mistaken, it’s Muscle of Love that features...

    I was mistaken, it’s Muscle of Love that features Liza Minnelli, and not on a duet, just background vocals on a couple of tracks. One of which is “Teenage Lament ’74,” which has the most insane cast...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrewDHr1Xe0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrewDHr1Xe0
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    I mentioned them on the first page. I love this...

    I mentioned them on the first page. I love this band. They apparently began as a controversial Estonian punk band called Propeller who angered the Soviet authorities. You can kind of hear that punky...
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    Was this the one with the Liza Minnelli duet, or...

    Was this the one with the Liza Minnelli duet, or am I thinking of one his other albums?
  51. Back when I worked at the Good Guys Service...

    Back when I worked at the Good Guys Service Center (R.I.P.), one of the other techs used ONE song to test speakers with. Namely, this song. If ever anything was worse than the Steps example above......
  52. A really excellent and unique album of avant-prog...

    A really excellent and unique album of avant-prog that held so much promise. I was rather disappointed by the follow-up, which didn’t seem quite as imaginative (rather KC derivative), though it grew...
  53. Circa 1981, I was searching for this ELO song I...

    Circa 1981, I was searching for this ELO song I heard on the radio which turned out to be “Sweet Talkin’ Woman.” I “mistakenly” got this album as a birthday gift—my great aunt bought it for me—on...
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    Inga Rumpf, before she found her voice. You can...

    Inga Rumpf, before she found her voice. You can tell her heart isn’t in it:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZUbp9LI74Q
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    There’s also Ann Ballester, who went on to play...

    There’s also Ann Ballester, who went on to play keyboards in the fusion band Edition Spéciale:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuI7ZeeQVs
  56. I feel so bad for people who have to work in such...

    I feel so bad for people who have to work in such an environment. Being subjected to any song on endless repeat like that is torture!

    I had a roommate that grew obsessed with THIS song. I had to...
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    The same Christian Bruhn that wrote this? :lol ...

    The same Christian Bruhn that wrote this? :lol


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goMYffmPr9U
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    The films with Can soundtracks have been on my...

    The films with Can soundtracks have been on my wishlist for a while. Supposedly The Deep End is the “easiest to find,” but I can’t even track down a copy of that one.

    Same with the film with the...
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    Osamu Kitajima: Benzaiten I have to say that...

    Osamu Kitajima: Benzaiten

    I have to say that Soyol Erdene intrigues me, because I’ve never actually heard a Mongolian band before.
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    Anyone mention Jannick Top (Magma) and Claude...

    Anyone mention Jannick Top (Magma) and Claude Lemay (Pollen) in Céline Dion’s band?

    Matia Bazar were formed out of the prog band J.E.T., with Museo Rosenbach’s drummer, Giancarlo Golzi (R.I.P.)....
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