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    Sorry to read it. Coincidentally, I was just...

    Sorry to read it. Coincidentally, I was just listening to one of the early 70's albums by Paul Williams (the singer/songwriter) this morning and Sklar puts on a clinic of lyrical bass lines on that...
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    It's a new article. When did we discuss it...

    It's a new article. When did we discuss it before? Does seem crap though from the bits I read.
  3. The bass drone at the beginning of "Black Sunday"...

    The bass drone at the beginning of "Black Sunday" might be one place (as I think Pegg is playing a higher-register part).
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    I think the flute solo in the middle isn't the...

    I think the flute solo in the middle isn't the same as on the album, so probably so.
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    Anyone mention the Recommended Records Sampler?...

    Anyone mention the Recommended Records Sampler? Released early 80's I think, but a lot of the music was from the 70's.
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    I found an album sort of like those a few years...

    I found an album sort of like those a few years ago, a 2 LP box set called Virgin: A Rock Opera, from 1972, by a group called The Mission. Overall it wasn't very good so I sold it a few months later.
  7. I used to have a book about the band Badfinger...

    I used to have a book about the band Badfinger mentioning that Kaye had started 90125 but "had time" to do a club tour with Badfinger in 1983, before finally telling Tom Evans he was going to commit...
  8. The thought of Zappa going onstage with...

    The thought of Zappa going onstage with makeup..heh heh.
  9. I liked "Owner" a lot. "Leave It" was pretty cool...

    I liked "Owner" a lot. "Leave It" was pretty cool too. Never cared much for the rest of the album.
  10. I read one or two Jobson stories where it seemed...

    I read one or two Jobson stories where it seemed he was very set on making his solo album in the early 80's, which I figured was why he didn't stay long with Tull (and was billed as a guest). I don't...
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    CCR probably had a two albums per year contract....

    CCR probably had a two albums per year contract. Still common in the late 60's especially for up and coming acts.
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    I don't remember ever seeing or hearing a Pharoah...

    I don't remember ever seeing or hearing a Pharoah Sanders interview. One of the early posthumous Coltrane bios apparently was from someone who knew the group a bit (as it had stories about their trip...
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    If you liked Karma any of the other records for...

    If you liked Karma any of the other records for Impulse is a safe bet. The albums mentioned above like Tauhid and Thembi seem to be consensus choices.
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    Sorry to read it. I'm glad to have seen him live...

    Sorry to read it. I'm glad to have seen him live circa 1999 at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. By then he'd dropped most of the cosmic music and was playing more "in the tradition" but it was a good...
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    Impulse had triple albums for saxophone and drums...

    Impulse had triple albums for saxophone and drums as well. Also they had a set called Energy Essentials with early "free" classics by Coltrane, Sanders, Ayler et al.
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    For more of a "dark horse" choice there was...

    For more of a "dark horse" choice there was Elton's Blue Moves.
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    Quite possible Zeit is the TD album I'd keep if I...

    Quite possible Zeit is the TD album I'd keep if I could only have one.
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    I mentioned it. One of the first albums I bought...

    I mentioned it. One of the first albums I bought (in the early 80's, there was still an original United Artists pressing hanging around at the store, maybe a cutout. It didn't have the poster though.)
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    I remember being a double album fan when I...

    I remember being a double album fan when I started buying records in the early 80's. Some of the first ones I got were The Wall and Out of the Blue. Also Dan Fogelberg The Innocent Age which was a...
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    In the Rolling Stone piece Ray Wilson mentioned...

    In the Rolling Stone piece Ray Wilson mentioned that the original idea with that version of Genesis was to have two singers. Might have been a good idea.
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    I listened to it at work today. Belew plows...

    I listened to it at work today. Belew plows through Maron's constant interruptions to share his usual fun stories about Zappa, Bowie, Talking Heads and Crimson as well as plugging his new CD and the...
  22. Thread: Tull Binge

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    There was an LP for radio of the Passion Play...

    There was an LP for radio of the Passion Play edits. It is nearly the complete album, but with some parts missing, notably the "there was a hush" reprise at the end. Also "Edit #6" starts side two,...
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    ^^ So it's not only Yes and Journey who had...

    ^^ So it's not only Yes and Journey who had replacement singers who had a rough time from the veteran band members and the audience about not being able to hit the crazy high notes every night, I...
  24. Like a 60's Velvet Underground show in New York,...

    Like a 60's Velvet Underground show in New York, everyone who was there started his own band.
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    I could imagine that a "power trio" of...

    I could imagine that a "power trio" of Howe/Squire/Bruford or White, plus vocals, could have worked. But probably not for as long as the five piece lineup did.
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    Mott the Hoople opened for Tull around that time...

    Mott the Hoople opened for Tull around that time too.
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    A great piece. Also after you've heard it a few...

    A great piece. Also after you've heard it a few times it is interesting to hear how Vai plays it "clean" without all of the feedback and string-scraping between phrases that FZ had.
  28. Could be. Although from what I know of Peart he...

    Could be. Although from what I know of Peart he seemed like a quiet type who might not have wanted a tribute concert anyway.
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    Not sure how it compares since I don't play...

    Not sure how it compares since I don't play guitar myself, but Steve Vai did some difficult stuff with Frank Zappa in the early 80's, like "Moggio" (and some stuff from the Halloween 1981 shows that...
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    I saw U2 with behind the stage seats once, 2001....

    I saw U2 with behind the stage seats once, 2001. I got the tickets free so I didn't care much, but it was cool that Bono and the Edge frequently turned around to us.
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    By Pepper, Paul would record the bass last on...

    By Pepper, Paul would record the bass last on most songs to insure it wasn't buried with all of the track bouncing they had to do to create space for overdubs on the four-track tapes. I forget if he...
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    The first show I saw that I think is in the...

    The first show I saw that I think is in the ballpark is John Zorn's Naked City (with Fred Frith on bass) at the Wexner Center in Columbus OH, 1991 or 92.
  33. I undestand Hakim played "YYZ" while Grohl was on...

    I undestand Hakim played "YYZ" while Grohl was on the other Rush songs.
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    Baxter's is my pick from their albums as well....

    Baxter's is my pick from their albums as well. Some good stuff on Crown too (and probably the others, but I haven't listened as much).
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    I hear that as the part where the drugs kick in...

    I hear that as the part where the drugs kick in even more strongly than the first half.
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    There is one called "Khaki Sack" that the Zappa...

    There is one called "Khaki Sack" that the Zappa Band played live in 2019. I was surprised when the Mothers 1970 set with Flo and Eddie became the followup to the Hot Rats Sessions instead.
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    Joe Travers interview from a few days ago on...

    Joe Travers interview from a few days ago on topics including this release and the challenges of mixing it, and other Zappa fan questions.

    Some highlights:
    - As he describes it the Universal deal...
  38. Neil's stories from the tour programs had some...

    Neil's stories from the tour programs had some details about the problems with Brown on that album and their decision to find a new producer for the next one. If I recall right one was that he didn't...
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    I like the 1976 shows a lot but Bruford doesn't...

    I like the 1976 shows a lot but Bruford doesn't blend in. It was "Genesis with Bruford." Yes, Chapter and Verse was excellent. (I haven't seen the documentary.)
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    I remember Bruford said that Banks was one of the...

    I remember Bruford said that Banks was one of the few people from his past bands that he was still in touch with, although in Genesis they clashed about Bruford wanting to improvise onstage while...
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    DeFranceso played with Scofield and DeJohnette?...

    DeFranceso played with Scofield and DeJohnette? Interesting. I remember Larry Goldings did a concert with those two that was released on ECM. (I did separate interviews with the three of them for an...
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    I remember reading Fripp was influenced by...

    I remember reading Fripp was influenced by Sharrock's solo in "Hold On I'm Coming" from Herbie Mann's album Memphis Underground.
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    I remember being surprised when I saw the "Owner"...

    I remember being surprised when I saw the "Owner" video one time with the extra miming bit at the beginning (that turned out to have Eddie Jobson on keyboards, although at the time I didn't know who...
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    Interesting question. Maybe his playing in the...

    Interesting question. Maybe his playing in the "Moonchild" free improv hints at what showed up in "Groon." (I don't know that lineup's live/BBC stuff well enough to say if it was there too.)
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    Aside from Ray they have had guys who fronted...

    Aside from Ray they have had guys who fronted Journey, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Those bands aren't for me (except maybe Journey, a bit) but there are probably entertaining stories.
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    Some of Magma Live sounds to me like ideas from...

    Some of Magma Live sounds to me like ideas from Mahavishnu taken in a more extreme direction. I don't know if Vander himself heard Mahavishnu but it seems very likely members of his band had. No idea...
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    Right on time for this thread, Rolling Stone...

    Right on time for this thread, Rolling Stone talks with Ray Wilson. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/ray-wilson-fronting-genesis-1234577650/
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    Most likely. Also I'm not sure when McLaughlin...

    Most likely. Also I'm not sure when McLaughlin and Surman started playing in that style but maybe Fripp heard something live before the album.
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    It has his trademark referring to himself in the...

    It has his trademark referring to himself in the third person and other similar quirks, but not all that weird.

    One quote that I find interesting: "“At 13 trad jazz came along. I would go down to...
  50. It was, although Chicago III had a poster of the...

    It was, although Chicago III had a poster of the band costumed as soldiers.
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    I liked one of their CDs Anchor Drops a lot in...

    I liked one of their CDs Anchor Drops a lot in the 2000's, but when I bought the next few I liked each one less, and never got around to seeing them live. I guess I should. It will be a near miss...
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    I can't imagine them convincing Phil to sing...

    I can't imagine them convincing Phil to sing those lyrics.
  53. Thread: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    The live double from the 80's Southern By The...

    The live double from the 80's Southern By The Grace Of God had the version of "Free Bird" where Johnny Van Zant had the crowd sing it. For a bit of prog content, it also had Steve Morse playing a...
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    I heard a Banks interview a few years back where...

    I heard a Banks interview a few years back where he said he wasn't sure about doing CAS but Rutherford persuaded him to. Then after the album/tour it was the opposite, Banks thought they had learned...
  55. I can't resist quoting one of Robert Christgau's...

    I can't resist quoting one of Robert Christgau's Village People reviews at this point.

    Macho Man [Casablanca, 1978]
    Watch out, Ted Nugent, or these you-know-whats (I'm sure I don't) are gonna...
  56. Welch wasn't in the band anymore but stayed...

    Welch wasn't in the band anymore but stayed friendly with them. In the 80's I remember a Welch show on television from the Roxy where the whole Rumours lineup except Lindsey performed with him.
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    It seems to me like the "into my heart you...

    It seems to me like the "into my heart you came.." bridge slipped in from a different, better song.
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    I think an instrumental "Sleeping In A Jar" from...

    I think an instrumental "Sleeping In A Jar" from one of the earlier Bongo Fury shows was in one of those file packets sent to people who donated to the Alex Winter documentary project.

    From what I...
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    It is interesting how rudimentary the music is in...

    It is interesting how rudimentary the music is in this band's version of "Honey" compared to the later ones. In winter '76 Bozzio did a fun double bass shuffle beat on the chorus.

    The CD from the...
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    Then people would say they should have released...

    Then people would say they should have released the full shows. I remember Joe mentioned once there were some shows where FZ asked the engineer to record the guitar solos only. Maybe later they will...
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