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    Did you draw a big Qoquaq next to it?

    Did you draw a big Qoquaq next to it?
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    Olias was the one-off magnum opus so I accepted...

    Olias was the one-off magnum opus so I accepted Song of Seven on its own terms straight away. It was on one of a handful of cassettes I took with me for my first year at college and I just about wore...
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    Very good interview. Sean's relaxed but on-point...

    Very good interview. Sean's relaxed but on-point interviewing is really bringing out the best from these musicians. Rabin came across as genuine and honest.
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    I agree that Roger Powell's performing days with...

    I agree that Roger Powell's performing days with Utopia are probably over, but Rundgren and Wilcox toured in Utopia last year so are presumably reconciled.

    Full show here:
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    "Fake Khatrus."

    "Fake Khatrus."
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    I heard that social distancing had caused a...

    I heard that social distancing had caused a critical shortage of photos of tattooed musicians dressed in black standing next to each other and looking miserable.
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    Heh. I suspect he might be a Yes fan despite that...

    Heh. I suspect he might be a Yes fan despite that take.

    I've been following his two youtube channels ('Quentin Smirhes', and 'Sean Reynard' (I think that one's his real name) for a while now -...
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    Yes - Don't Kill the Whale cover

    Not bad. :D


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNNXA2GzsBY
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    Rescheduled dates, now April 2021. ...

    Rescheduled dates, now April 2021. http://assets.umusic.co.uk/umc/Genesis/2020/July/admat.jpg
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    :D I think he'd approve of that one. The...

    :D I think he'd approve of that one.

    The Revealing Science of Curd? No, doesn't work, but I'm not going to delete it.
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    Thanks, Sean - short but very enjoyable, and he...

    Thanks, Sean - short but very enjoyable, and he sounds on great form. Hope the longer interview materialises.

    He seemed quite enthusiastic about your sea-themed idea, presumably forgetting that he...
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    Good one. I'm another who'd like to know if he...

    Good one. I'm another who'd like to know if he can recall his feelings about Relayer at the time it came out - and/or what he feels about it now.

    Also: the JOURNEY performances at the Royal...
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    It's up on the Todd Rundgren forum now, although...

    It's up on the Todd Rundgren forum now, although most of its members have decamped to Facebook so it won't get the traction it'll get on the Yes boards.

    I'm a big fan of EW&F so I loved Billy's...
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    Thanks, Sean et al, and thanks to Billy for his...

    Thanks, Sean et al, and thanks to Billy for his time. I wasn't expecting it to be that long or comprehensive. Excellent.

    I wasn't expecting you to ask my joke question either, but he took it in...
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    Rundgren was heavily into Yes in the early days,...

    Rundgren was heavily into Yes in the early days, going to several of their shows. He has said that he had Roundabout in mind as a template when he wrote Communion with the Sun (on the Utopia album,...
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    When listening to Topographic Oceans, do you...

    When listening to Topographic Oceans, do you usually skip Side 3? :lol

    Seriously: Billy arranged and produced a Todd Rundgren tribute album featuring various musicians playing alongside...
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    Yeah, love it. Still waiting on their debut...

    Yeah, love it. Still waiting on their debut album, but maybe the current situation is pushing it back even more.

    I keep going back to this virtuoso display from Domi when I think of her.

    ...
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    As a priestmunty in my local chabbernaggle I'm...

    As a priestmunty in my local chabbernaggle I'm skeptical.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-t7MV-Z6Pc[/QUOTE]
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    UK review here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/08/the-ox-last-of-great-rock-stars-john-entwistle-paul-rees-review

    The review in the London Times was more positive, but written by a man...
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    Good interview, thanks. I must say I'm amazed...

    Good interview, thanks.

    I must say I'm amazed that Bill has stuck to his non-drumming retirement vow for so long. At the time I thought, he'll be back... they all come back!

    Incidentally, the...
  21. Terrible news. FoW were superb and Adam was an...

    Terrible news. FoW were superb and Adam was an ace writer. Stacy's Mom I can take or leave, but the likes of Hackensack I'll never tire of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVoFq7zc5po
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    Really sorry to hear this. I was a teenager when...

    Really sorry to hear this. I was a teenager when the Arrows TV show started, and it was much more my sort of thing than the similar format Bay City Rollers series that preceded it. They seemed to be...
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    Heh! Funnily enough in the radio show I mentioned...

    Heh! Funnily enough in the radio show I mentioned earlier Rick said his mother was into old-time country music when he was growing up but he couldn't stand it.
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    There's hardly anything of the original track...

    There's hardly anything of the original track there as far as I can tell. Mainly just the lead vocal. The bass and drums are newly recorded for a start.
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    Rundgren's currently on Cleopatra and has done...

    Rundgren's currently on Cleopatra and has done another album of collaborations with other artists (not released yet). Maybe Wakeman's on one of them (they met on Danny Baker's radio show a year ago)...
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    Rick Wakeman covers I Saw The Light

    Rick adding piano, organ and synth solo to the original Rundgren track with the life squeezed out of it. Assuming it's genuine, what is the point? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEY55G2CL6s

    Looks...
  27. No Todd, no Nazz?...

    No Todd, no Nazz? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-moieSeOc It can all be good.
  28. From what I've seen online of the original gigs,...

    From what I've seen online of the original gigs, this is a ace addition to the Utopia story. Quite a few songs that Todd would have overlooked for a Utopia setlist and a really tight band. (Jesse...
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    Already mentioned in the thread. Wakeman's came...

    Already mentioned in the thread. Wakeman's came first.
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    Do you mean 'Say Yes!'? 'Caped Crusader' was a...

    Do you mean 'Say Yes!'? 'Caped Crusader' was a biography by Dan Wooding.
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    The funeral was today. I believe Palin, Cleese...

    The funeral was today. I believe Palin, Cleese and Gilliam were there, but not Idle.
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    Yes Drama / dreamy as / daymares

    Yes Drama / dreamy as / daymares
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    Might be an element of ignorance in that by...

    Might be an element of ignorance in that by "vocals" they actually mean "lyrics"?
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    Link doesn't work for me, but...

    Link doesn't work for me, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAh9ehuvHYU does.

    Reminiscent of RTF around the same time - Romantic Warrior etc. Superb.
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    "It was a time of innocence - Vangelis would...

    "It was a time of innocence - Vangelis would leave the studio key under a flowerpot after he'd finished for the night and you're not going to print that bit, are you?"
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    Thanks, good stuff. But "Qoquac"? Everyone...

    Thanks, good stuff.

    But "Qoquac"? Everyone knows it's Qoquaq with three q's. It makes absolutely no sense with a c in it.
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    Conprogulations all round. Quite a landmark, and...

    Conprogulations all round. Quite a landmark, and very reassuring to see in this issue that Rick Wakeman is still talking about himself farting. :roll :lol

    Plenty of interesting insights in the...
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    Forget the price, this is the one that will hide...

    Forget the price, this is the one that will hide the beer gut.

    https://i.imgur.com/fcrTXKi.png
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    As in the OP's video? :p

    As in the OP's video? :p
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    I forgot to add that it's also a video podcast. ...

    I forgot to add that it's also a video podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2il_qRwALrQ
  41. I posted the interview with the caveat that it...

    I posted the interview with the caveat that it was a "standard email Q&A, nothing spectacular". When a musician has new music or a tour upcoming, their publicity people reach out to every media...
  42. Mike Rutherford interview in the London Financial Times

    Standard email Q&A, nothing spectacular, but might interest a few fans. Copied & pasted because some articles are firewalled. https://www.ft.com/content/b6fa6852-7b55-11e9-81d2-f785092ab560


    What...
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    Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun Will read...

    Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun


    Will read rest of thread later
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    Bill Burr talks to her on his latest podcast:...

    Bill Burr talks to her on his latest podcast: http://billburr.com/thursday-afternoon-monday-morning-podcast-4-25-19/
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    I still miss his rock star get-up, but he doesn't...

    I still miss his rock star get-up, but he doesn't like the fuss of it these days. He likes to wander about town wherever he's playing, just being himself and coming back to the venue as late as he...
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    Conference call? They were in the studio...

    Conference call? They were in the studio together.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3flNrmXsAMaQnr.jpg
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    'Makes Me Happy' is fine of its type. Similar to...

    'Makes Me Happy' is fine of its type. Similar to the sort of confection McCartney comes up with on his albums from time to time. I wouldn't want a collection of songs in the same vein though.
  48. Love Bomb sounds like a 1980s Utopia album - much...

    Love Bomb sounds like a 1980s Utopia album - much more Rundgrenized than Remote Control, the other album of theirs he produced. Waybill for one wasn't happy with the amount of influence he had on the...
  49. It's mentioned in the OP as being part of the...

    It's mentioned in the OP as being part of the set, as far as I can see. 'Prime Time' not mentioned. No Re Styles, I guess.
  50. AS I SAT DOWN AT THE BASE OF THE TREE TO MEDITATE...

    AS I SAT DOWN AT THE BASE OF THE TREE TO MEDITATE I BECAME AWARE OF AN EVER-CHANGING COLORED BALL OF LIGHT HOVERING IN FRONT OF ME AND A DIVINE VOICE SAYING 'WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU FOR A LIFETIME,...
  51. The choir singing the wrong lyrics in 'The...

    The choir singing the wrong lyrics in 'The Battle' from Journey to Etc Etc and So Forth used to bother me. I know it's live, so a second take isn't practical, but presumably they got it right on the...
  52. Never struck me as a mistake either. "Time" once...

    Never struck me as a mistake either. "Time" once at the beginning of the song before the momentum has built up, then "time-time" implies extra anxiety and echoes the earlier "as long as it was deep...
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    "Have plenty of space and subtlety in your album...

    "Have plenty of space and subtlety in your album covers. AND NO SHEEP."

    https://i.imgur.com/t10nttR.jpg
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    After a Todd Rundgren gig about 15 years ago I...

    After a Todd Rundgren gig about 15 years ago I heard Todd say "Everyone loves Fanny!" when someone gave him their Mothers Pride LP to sign! (Todd produced the album.)
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    Thanks. AOR definitely over, then. ...

    Thanks. AOR definitely over, then.

    Incidentally, there's a newish magazine in the UK called 'Planet Rock' affiliated to the national radio station of the same name. Seems to be covering the same...
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    Many episodes were repeated on the British...

    Many episodes were repeated on the British channel UK Gold in the early 1990s. It's possible that the uploader (or someone close to him/her) made sneaky personal copies when the original BBC masters...
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    Thanks. I live out in the sticks so couldn't be...

    Thanks. I live out in the sticks so couldn't be sure if that was the reason I hadn't seen AOR mag for a while. Guess it's finished. (And I'll take a wild guess that the first Boston album was No.1!)
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    Thanks and ditto for yours as a Roger Powell fan....

    Thanks and ditto for yours as a Roger Powell fan. I used to post as Oops! Wrong Planet on the old site and more recently Luckie, but owing to decrepitude I couldn't remember my password yet again...
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    Good news - someone extracted their performance...

    Good news - someone extracted their performance and uploaded it on Friday!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=z8f_t6NY7mo
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    Quite. Copyright claims obviously. Amazing it...

    Quite. Copyright claims obviously. Amazing it lasted as long as it did really.
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