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    I never knew Banks was in Blodwyn (Pig). I've...

    I never knew Banks was in Blodwyn (Pig). I've always found his playing hit-&-miss, and this solo doesn't contradict that impression. Abrahams was the shit....
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    I have no real recollection of Sha Na Na; either...

    I have no real recollection of Sha Na Na; either I was asleep or prowling the grounds, waiting for Jimi.

    re: Sha Na Na :...
  3. Pretty amazing considering the considerable doubt...

    Pretty amazing considering the considerable doubt there was that he'd make it even until the end of '68.
    Happy Boithday!
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    +1 Does he play golf with the ghost of...

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    Does he play golf with the ghost of Gerald Ford?
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    Laurel Pop Festival, Maryland Atlantic City Pop...

    Laurel Pop Festival, Maryland
    Atlantic City Pop Festival, NJ



    You can look it up, but the highlights for me were LZ, Jeff Beck Group (w/Rod the Mod), Savoy Brown (w/Chris Youlden), the...
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    Rodford died a year or so ago from a fall.

    Rodford died a year or so ago from a fall.
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    Woodstock was the third festival I attended that...

    Woodstock was the third festival I attended that summer. The other two are less well known, but at least the stench of garbage and cow manure was absent. Good times....
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    Hammill Nico Keith Reid Sinfield Pete Brown

    Hammill
    Nico
    Keith Reid
    Sinfield
    Pete Brown
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    Lewis's Afrological vs. Eurological thesis is...

    Lewis's Afrological vs. Eurological thesis is quite coherent, imv.
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    Other way around to these ears....

    Other way around to these ears....
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    Not really; first four LPs for me. Your Saving...

    Not really; first four LPs for me. Your Saving Grace has been OOP in CD format for years. Pity.
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    s/t (third LP).

    s/t (third LP).
  13. ....which would make it proto-Prog (or is that...

    ....which would make it proto-Prog (or is that the psych-y side of Prog?). It's a conundrum, alright......
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    Merriweather Post Pavilion, my old stomping...

    Merriweather Post Pavilion, my old stomping grounds; I saw many great shows there in the 60s and early 70s.

    Is the Laurel Raceway still there? If so, perhaps that's an alternative? I attended the...
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    I don't believe MacDonald.

    I don't believe MacDonald.
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    RIP Paul Krassner

    I suspect few here are familiar with Paul Krassner, the political satirist, 60s reprobate, editor of The Realist, and general all-round agent provocateur.

    But I never missed an issue of The...
  17. The first two LPs are nearly flawless; I give the...

    The first two LPs are nearly flawless; I give the edge to Strange Days, but it's close.



    ....and the great Harvey Brooks.
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    Terrific band, and so...uh... off-kilter. I...

    Terrific band, and so...uh... off-kilter. I usually reach for:

    Thank Christ For The Bomb
    Split
    Who Will Save The World?
    Hogwash
  19. Yes. The albums were getting patchy by this time.

    Yes. The albums were getting patchy by this time.
  20. Side two of McLaughlin's My Goal's Beyond

    Side two of McLaughlin's My Goal's Beyond
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    Well, anyone with ears can hear his indebtedness...

    Well, anyone with ears can hear his indebtedness to Hendrix, but Trower doesn't suffer from the "anxiety of influence;" he synthesized a number of influences into something that worked for him, which...
  22. If so, I hope he chokes on it. I was living in...

    If so, I hope he chokes on it. I was living in Baltimore the night Irsay's drunken old man sneaked the Baltimore Colts out of town in the dead of night (after years of running the team into the...
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4
  24. On his radio show, right-wing speed-yakker Ben...

    On his radio show, right-wing speed-yakker Ben Shapiro advertises some outfit as an alternative to the "liberal" AARP. Just how far to the right does one have to be to believe that AARP is some...
  25. Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and .... annuities? ...

    Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and .... annuities?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/business/rolling-stones-social-security-retirement.html?searchResultPosition=1
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    I smell a whitewash....

    I smell a whitewash....
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    IIRC, I first heard him on Chico Freeman's Kings...

    IIRC, I first heard him on Chico Freeman's Kings of Mali and saw him a few times in the 70s. I've got him on a number of LPs as sideman but never picked up any of his things.
  28. RIP Fortunately, he'd returned when I saw...

    RIP

    Fortunately, he'd returned when I saw them; unfortunately, Cipollina had left. Bummer (as we used to say).
    QMS embodied the spirit of those times as much (or more) as any. Music as its own...
  29. On the intersection of music, technology, and...

    On the intersection of music, technology, and inequality:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/opinion/sunday/music-economics-alan-krueger.html
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    https://news.jazzline.com/news/jazz-least-popular-...

    https://news.jazzline.com/news/jazz-least-popular-music-genre/



    Let me guess: you were backing a singer.
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    ...and now George Benson.

    ...and now George Benson.
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    I dig the "artsy" elements, and whenever the...

    I dig the "artsy" elements, and whenever the topic of "proto-Prog" comes up I cite "The White Ship" as exemplary. And, yes, those years were the Cambrian explosion in the music.



    San Francisco...
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    I certainly prefer it to "Golf Girl." Hastings's...

    I certainly prefer it to "Golf Girl." Hastings's tenor solo is hip.....
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    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/...

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/anthony-braxton-interview-nels-cline-quartet-new-haven-844843/?fbclid=IwAR1eq6olDWRo2CcdO-mvCr0j-lJGiP3QZVFRJFSmkYlc0832ynNpL1rj57U
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    I caught them in '70 opening for the MoI (and...

    I caught them in '70 opening for the MoI (and iirc, Insect Trust was on that bill)



    Yeah, I can go with that.
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    Reportedly, this was essentially Wood's response...

    Reportedly, this was essentially Wood's response to Clapton when both were up for consideration to replace Taylor, Clapton claiming to be the better player.



    I can recall that when Exile first...
  37. I don't doubt it. I only know ...and Heavy...

    I don't doubt it. I only know ...and Heavy Friends, which is unredeemable even nostalgically .
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    I was there. Gryphon opened. My first Yes...

    I was there. Gryphon opened.

    My first Yes concert was in '71 (Thanksgiving); King Crimson and Procol Harum were on the bill as well. My last time was '75, the Relayer tour.
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    I kept "Yer Blues" for Lennon's vocal and its...

    I kept "Yer Blues" for Lennon's vocal and its parodic intent; "Piggies" for its faux Baroque-isms & the strings, and "Savoy Truffle" for its overall distortion (even the horns) and the inner-voice...
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    I'd delete: Ob-La-Di... Wild Honey Pie...

    I'd delete:

    Ob-La-Di...
    Wild Honey Pie
    Bungalow Bill
    Blackbird
    Rocky Raccoon
    Don't Pass Me By
    Why Don't We......
    Birthday
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    Thirded. A disappointment....

    Thirded. A disappointment....
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    Never had the slightest interest in BTO (or the...

    Never had the slightest interest in BTO (or the Guess Who, who struck me as faux), but I recall reading about how they (BTO) had a deliberate strategy of repeatedly playing secondary and tertiary...
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    I understand that Dino, Desi, & Billy are doing a...

    I understand that Dino, Desi, & Billy are doing a 50th anniversary tour of Electric Ladyland. But since Dino's dead, they're bringing in the groupie who famously plaster-casted Jimi; she'll mime the...
  44. Thread: RIP Dr John

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    Gris Gris is as stoned an album I can think of. ...

    Gris Gris is as stoned an album I can think of. Caught him in' 69, the height of his swamp-psych period. Good times.

    RIP.......
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    Wouldn't that be the other way around?

    Wouldn't that be the other way around?
  46. Thread: Nico

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    Very. One should be intimidated by sublimity;...

    Very. One should be intimidated by sublimity; the sublime is terrifying.
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    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/21/1960s...

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/21/1960s-rock-music-san-francisco-lsd-buchla-100-synthesizer-grateful-dead/?fbclid=IwAR0TI0WN6StnB6RetKsdWQ1lWwVAcoE79QzefEsW xuIabiaH-IZAo3zXtgs
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    But not as big as Frankie Miller. :up

    But not as big as Frankie Miller.



    :up
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    :up

    :up
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    Fucking A...

    Fucking A...
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    /exotica

    /exotica
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    Despite the scope/ambition of The Epic Washington...

    Despite the scope/ambition of The Epic Washington remains a "just OK" player imo. YMMV.....
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    Looking forward to this; Ben Piekut's other books...

    Looking forward to this; Ben Piekut's other books are quite good.
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    If only one, this would be it.

    If only one, this would be it.
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    The former. Or, file by genre under...

    The former. Or, file by genre under "Afro-Futurism"

    I caught him numerous times in the early 70s when he was a regular at the famous "Slug's" (NYC). I knew someone who hung with them at their...
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    Gryphon: ...

    Gryphon:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHOpqaGnx8g
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    Judging by this cut I can't say Salamon does much...

    Judging by this cut I can't say Salamon does much for me, but the alto player is hip.
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    The usual LPs are cited, but I submit Sun Ra's...

    The usual LPs are cited, but I submit Sun Ra's Jazz In Silhouette belongs on that list.

    There's also this: https://tinyurl.com/y3lbz3fa
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    It occurs to me that I haven't seen Galactic...

    It occurs to me that I haven't seen Galactic Bulldozer around these parts for sometime, although I myself visit less often.
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    ???: ...

    ???:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/woodstock-50-what-has-gone-wrong-and-how-it-could-still-happen/ar-AAAQZWK?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U150DHP#page=2



    They still owe me a refund for Friday; we...
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