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    Roy Budd - Get Carter David Shire - The Taking...

    Roy Budd - Get Carter
    David Shire - The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
  2. Me too, at the Glasgow Apollo, although their set...

    Me too, at the Glasgow Apollo, although their set was inexcusably short - only about an hour.
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    And yet Bruce and Baker managed to work together,...

    And yet Bruce and Baker managed to work together, with Gary Moore, long enough to record an album and do a short tour.

    I remember an interview with Jack Bruce where the interviewer is more than...
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    There is a 'Live at the Fillmore 1968' set which...

    There is a 'Live at the Fillmore 1968' set which seems to be an official Columbia release from 1997.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_at_the_Fillmore_1968

    I picked it up cheap in a record...
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    I think it was Jon Lord who said things were...

    I think it was Jon Lord who said things were better when they fired Ritchie instead of Ian.
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    I've seen other interviews where he expressed a...

    I've seen other interviews where he expressed a liking for Tull. Pity he and Anderson didn't work together earlier but I assume politics and the presence of Martin Barre got in the way.
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    Besides Burn, there's Might Just Take Your Life,...

    Besides Burn, there's Might Just Take Your Life, You Fool No-One, Sail Away, Mistreated and the rest is filler. The 'lost' track Coronarias Redig is worth a listen, a better instrumental than A200...
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    Whereas 'All Night Long' is the very definition...

    Whereas 'All Night Long' is the very definition of cringeworthy.

    Post-Ronnie, Bonnet was too shrill, Turner little better, although on 'Difficult to Cure' he was singing songs written for Bonnet....
  9. It doesn't seem to be widely available. There's a...

    It doesn't seem to be widely available. There's a copy on Amazon for about £27 with P&P. It's an album I'd like to have, but not at that price.
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    A Kate Bush? A Porcupine Tree? The (H)Edge? Axl...

    A Kate Bush? A Porcupine Tree? The (H)Edge? Axl Rose?
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    I thought I would try Ranking Roger, and I got: ...

    I thought I would try Ranking Roger, and I got:

    1. Roger

    Dead easy this ranking lark. I then tried skanking, and now I'm very tired.
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    Gaagh, complete brain-fade on my part.

    Gaagh, complete brain-fade on my part.
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    Is this a contender for Rush songs to have sex to?

    Is this a contender for Rush songs to have sex to?
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    Mark 2 Purple never acknowledged the Mark 1 stuff...

    Mark 2 Purple never acknowledged the Mark 1 stuff and, after the reunion, never acknowledged the Mark III/IV stuff either. I believe Gillan has said it wouldn't be right to sing Coverdale's songs...
  15. Thread: Elbow?

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    Saw them at the Lucca Music Festival with New...

    Saw them at the Lucca Music Festival with New Order. Are they prog? Probably not, but they do what they do very well. They did a song from their next album ("won't be out for ages yet" said Garvey)...
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    Hand Over Fist? Stick It Out?

    Hand Over Fist?

    Stick It Out?
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    Rachel's unlimited lifespan was again part of the...

    Rachel's unlimited lifespan was again part of the tacked-on happy ending. I don't think it's mentioned anywhere else.
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    You need to see the Director's Cut. This has an...

    You need to see the Director's Cut. This has an additional sequence that confirms Deckard's replicant status. There's also a scene where Deckard's eyes briefly 'glow' in a replicant manner.
    ...
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    Sebastian witnesses Batty killing Tyrell, and the...

    Sebastian witnesses Batty killing Tyrell, and the last you see of him is him making a terrified run for it. There's then a shot of Deckard listening to a communication which mentions the bodies of...
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    Agree with that. Ritchie of course didn't agree...

    Agree with that. Ritchie of course didn't agree and thus Machine Head, which I think is only Mark 2's third best album out of four (although I haven't heard WDWTWA in many long years).
  21. Listen: Jonny Anderson has come unstuck in time.

    Listen: Jonny Anderson has come unstuck in time.
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    The Barry Williams Show popped up on my iPod...

    The Barry Williams Show popped up on my iPod around the time of the Jeremy Kyle scandal (note to US audiences - Kyle is what I imagine Jerry Springer is like). Appropriate timing.
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    First time I heard Amy it was on 'Back to Black',...

    First time I heard Amy it was on 'Back to Black', I thought it was Shirley Bassey!
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    'folky tunes' is not the expression I would use...

    'folky tunes' is not the expression I would use for much of Mitchell's later output, but there you go.
  25. I see it as a seasons trilogy; SFTW as...

    I see it as a seasons trilogy; SFTW as spring/early summer, HH as late summer/autumn, and Stormwatch as wintry.
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    Not even in the privacy of my own home...

    Not even in the privacy of my own home...
  27. Thread: Led Zeppelin

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    Nick Drake's 'Black Eyed Dog' is another...

    Nick Drake's 'Black Eyed Dog' is another variation on the theme, and a bone-chilling one at that.
  28. I suppose you can believe in a god and at the...

    I suppose you can believe in a god and at the same time be opposed to organised religion. The latter concept is the real sand in the vaseline.
  29. This has even made the national news on UK...

    This has even made the national news on UK television. Sheryl Crow pointing out the bleedin' obvious - you don't store backup copies alongside the originals! And as someone else commented, you can be...
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    Not yet...

    Not yet...
  31. Yes, marriage can be a real bummer at times.

    Yes, marriage can be a real bummer at times.
  32. Instant Karma would have been a better pick, more...

    Instant Karma would have been a better pick, more life and spirit about it than Imagine.
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    Apollo 11 Soundtrack

    Sounds interesting, the composer only using technology that was available in 1969, so Moog and Mellotron:
    ...
  34. Private Eye Pseud's Corner - Genesis Related!

    And not before time ;)

    The Rael/Real of Psychogeography: Urban walking as a method of ameliorating castration anxiety in Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down on Brroadway

    Did anyone here get to it?
  35. Apparently you don't see the main living quarters...

    Apparently you don't see the main living quarters in Discovery in 2010 because the production company baulked at the cost of recreating the rotating set.



    I can think of two examples - the...
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    Wow, a blast from the past - I'd forgotten I used...

    Wow, a blast from the past - I'd forgotten I used to own that first album! Can't remember a single song from it, although Sweet Lui-Louise sounds vaguely familiar.
  37. Some "out-takes" are deliberately wiped - I think...

    Some "out-takes" are deliberately wiped - I think Kubrick destroyed all his unused footage, for one. I read in PE recently that Mark Hollis wiped all the unused stuff from Spirit of Eden and Laughing...
  38. To be honest, it's a bit of a distance to either...

    To be honest, it's a bit of a distance to either gig, they're both on quite late, and my back's giving me gip, and there's an interesting program on the telly...

    :(
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    Elton did the introduction to a biography of Rick...

    Elton did the introduction to a biography of Rick Wakeman, and in it he mentions Wakeman's long fingers and laments that he himself will always be referred to as 'old chipolata fingers'.
  40. He said 'Afterlife', not 'Afterglow'...

    He said 'Afterlife', not 'Afterglow'...
  41. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Phil's lack of hair kept him out of that scene -...

    Phil's lack of hair kept him out of that scene - imagine the REAL carnage otherwise.
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    You've surely heard Robert's stand-up* routines...

    You've surely heard Robert's stand-up* routines on The Great Deceiver? He's on fire!

    *OK, sit-down routines...
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    So, how do we get a handle on this prog/sense of...

    So, how do we get a handle on this prog/sense of humour thing? My thoughts on the matter, citing the Big Six (other Big Sixes are available, YMMV) as examples:

    Po-Faced Miseries
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  44. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Barton was a big Kiss fan in those days, it...

    Barton was a big Kiss fan in those days, it probably addled his brains :rofl
  45. Thread: Whitesnake

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    I've found two different videos of Bloody Mary...

    I've found two different videos of Bloody Mary online, neither of which is from Top of the Pops, despite being labelled as such. So if it hasn't been wiped, there might still be a copy of the TOTP...
  46. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Good story but: the only "TOTP" clip I can find...

    Good story but: the only "TOTP" clip I can find of 'Bloody Mary' is from a European TV show with a 'Top of the Pops' logo on it which doesn't match the BBC's logo. The Snakebite EP only made number...
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    How come musicians can play the same songs over...

    How come musicians can play the same songs over and over and nobody complains but comedians have to keep coming up with new stuff? You don't hear someone at the Albert Hall shouting "HEARD IT!" when...
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    Did his codpiece interfere with the amplifiers or...

    Did his codpiece interfere with the amplifiers or something?
  49. Thread: Whitesnake

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    You missed Paice Ashton Lord, which had Bernie...

    You missed Paice Ashton Lord, which had Bernie Marsden on guitar a year or so before he joined Whitesnake.
  50. Thread: Whitesnake

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    I followed Whitesnake up until Saints & Sinners,...

    I followed Whitesnake up until Saints & Sinners, at which point I got off the bus, so I missed (or rather, didn't miss) the hairdryer and spandex years. Saw them three or four times at the Glasgow...
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    Nah, that was just a device for Steve and Mike to...

    Nah, that was just a device for Steve and Mike to get more writing credits. But it does segue into 'Afterglow'.
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    Damn, I was looking forward to Jay-Z AND Miley...

    Damn, I was looking forward to Jay-Z AND Miley Cyrus, said no-one ever.
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    I'm calling fake on that bottom picture, when did...

    I'm calling fake on that bottom picture, when did Neil ever play with such a minimalist kit? :rofl
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    If it was a C120 it was probably an early and...

    If it was a C120 it was probably an early and sudden death!
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    I've got an actual vinyl Deep Purple bootleg,...

    I've got an actual vinyl Deep Purple bootleg, Guitar Slaughterhouse, which is purportedly recorded in Germany in 1975, but is in fact from the UK in 1974, from a BBC radio broadcast.
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    Fripp would say "ABBA are cool", I would hope...

    Fripp would say "ABBA are cool", I would hope...
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    I guess the days are gone for any of these...

    I guess the days are gone for any of these Hipgnosis covers where they went to extreme lengths - the hospital beds on A Momentary Lapse of Reason, for example.

    Not a Hipgnosis cover but the same...
  58. I don't think you need to worry over much on that...

    I don't think you need to worry over much on that score...
  59. You've got me there. The band entered marching...

    You've got me there. The band entered marching down the centre aisle to a drumbeat (Rhythm of the Heat?) and there *might* have been a temporary staircase to get up on stage, terrible that I can't...
  60. Family and the Fishing Net drags a bit and...

    Family and the Fishing Net drags a bit and Wallflower is Biko Part 2, but side one is brilliant. I saw the tour at the Glasgow Apollo, one of the best concerts I ever saw. Peter came on at the very...
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