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    Gordon Haskell RIP

    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/Gordon%20Haskell%20RIP?fbclid=IwAR1UcbGdyrLxXpkk_rKcZsPZJH8g3fae4J_gXqO4dpIf-JBmVhMakng8m-M

    Saddened by this news. I love the work he did on King Crimson's Lizard for...
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    Arjen is the nicest of dudes and makes great...

    Arjen is the nicest of dudes and makes great music. Looking forward to Transitus.
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    I'm hearing some glorious Caravan influence (Nine...

    I'm hearing some glorious Caravan influence (Nine Feet Underground) in the Five Rooms track just released. I dig it.
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    Yesterday I listened to the 20 plus minute title...

    Yesterday I listened to the 20 plus minute title track From Silence to Somewhere. Seriously killer track. Will listen to the rest of the album later.
  5. Agree with Henry. My favorite box set of recent...

    Agree with Henry. My favorite box set of recent years.
  6. Thread: Wobbler

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    Ok, I really dig Rites at Dawn. It's like a Yes...

    Ok, I really dig Rites at Dawn. It's like a Yes album I wish they had made. Love the vocal arrangements and guitar/keyboard interplay. Are their other albums sounding anything like Rites at Dawn or...
  7. Thread: Wobbler

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    Appreciate the feedback! I'm looking forward to...

    Appreciate the feedback! I'm looking forward to taking a deep dive into Wobbler. Progressing from early releases onward is how I got into Haken.
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    I'll give this a spin. Appreciate the input!

    I'll give this a spin. Appreciate the input!
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    I have to agree with Jon. The current lineup is...

    I have to agree with Jon. The current lineup is good, but not that good. Not really that good at all judging by a live performance in 2019 I witnessed, but I don't believe the current crypt keeper of...
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    Cool album art. I'm not that familiar with them....

    Cool album art. I'm not that familiar with them. The last song I remember listening to was something about a white dwarf in winter? Maybe. Is there a consensus on what a good jumping off point is...
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    I finally got around to listening to this. I love...

    I finally got around to listening to this. I love 70's Kansas. Some of my favorite progressive rock music of all time. I haven't paid much attention since Monolith but I like Tom Brislin. First...
  12. To answer the OP's question, I would say...

    To answer the OP's question, I would say progressive rock hasn't really evolved at all since the 1970's when it reached its zenith. From the late 60's hard pscyh bands to Canterbury to Zeuhl to the...
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    I love the discussions but the forum technology...

    I love the discussions but the forum technology is old AF. Vbulletin is up to 5.6 while this forum runs on 4.2.
  14. This is really nice!

    This is really nice!
  15. Forrest Fang is one of my favorite...

    Forrest Fang is one of my favorite electronic/ambient musicians. Thanks for the reminder!
  16. Adding to my Big Big Train collection today. I...

    Adding to my Big Big Train collection today. I was also going to purchase the 24bit download of Glass Hammer's IF but they seem to have removed all of their high resolution releases on Bandcamp....
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    Flowers at the Scene is my favorite release by...

    Flowers at the Scene is my favorite release by this artist. Some of the earlier material I like musically but the lyrical content and style of delivery reminds me too much of the year I spent more...
  18. Hackett’s bio really is a beautiful book. Highly...

    Hackett’s bio really is a beautiful book. Highly recommended for fans of 70’s Genesis and Mr. Hackett’s wonderful solo career. Excellent review! Just the right amount of detail to personal...
  19. Agree! I quite like a lot of their releases. The...

    Agree! I quite like a lot of their releases. The recent NOVE CANTICI PER FRANCESCO D’ASSISI by Julian Lage: Guitar, Bill Frisell: Guitar, Gyan Riley: Guitar was difficult to obtain.
  20. Last time out I picked up most of Ayreon's...

    Last time out I picked up most of Ayreon's catalog. Today it was Karfagen, a band I recently heard for the first time thanks to a new Prog releases thread over on the Hoffman boards. I love that...
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    Given Yes has only released two albums since they...

    Given Yes has only released two albums since they booted Jon, I can see the point given 1000 Hands is surprisingly pretty great and though I would say Fly From Here (the Benoit version from 2011, not...
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    My top 3 so far would be Birds of Passage by...

    My top 3 so far would be Birds of Passage by Karfagen (this band was previously unknown to me), Love Over Fear by Pendragon and Katatoni'a City Burials.
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    Marillion as a prog-punk hybrid with these Derek...

    Marillion as a prog-punk hybrid with these Derek W Dick vox! I love it. I had not heard much Marillion until a couple of years ago when a friend gave me a copy of Brave. Slowly getting into them....
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    Elder are great. My favorite album of theirs is...

    Elder are great. My favorite album of theirs is Dead Roots Stirring but the new one sounds promising on first spin.
  25. I love Bandcamp and am happy that they give more...

    I love Bandcamp and am happy that they give more to artists. I have discovered many a great, formerly obscure to me band through their site. I will be picking up, in a manner of speaking, a few...
  26. I saw the Three Sides Live, Mama and Invisible...

    I saw the Three Sides Live, Mama and Invisible Touch tours and my recollection is that Phil was more of a clown between songs on the Mama tour but that was a long time ago. I definitely remember...
  27. My comments will echo what others have said, but...

    My comments will echo what others have said, but I agree strongly that the last Yes live album, Yes 50, is particularly dreadful. Terrible band now and I never thought I'd feel that way about Yes in...
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    Thanks Steve! I will do! Looking forward to...

    Thanks Steve! I will do! Looking forward to hearing the entire record.
  29. I think Bitter Storm over Ulm is one of the...

    I think Bitter Storm over Ulm is one of the greatest progressive rock songs ever recorded and it just gets better!

    As to Tony Banks, yes, these days I love and appreciate his work now. His skill...
  30. Oh me too. No doubt. And the post about how we...

    Oh me too. No doubt. And the post about how we have all suckled at Jon Anderson's astral breast. This was certainly true of my teen years. Anderson was my idol and Yes my favorite band, along with...
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    Stay safe and well Steve.

    Stay safe and well Steve.
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    I agree with Top Cat. The 2019 Seconds Out vinyl...

    I agree with Top Cat. The 2019 Seconds Out vinyl is well worth having. I still have my vinyl copies of Trespass through Duke, but also have the Charisma cd's that came out in the 80's of these same...
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    I've converted most of my vinyl to digital now (...

    I've converted most of my vinyl to digital now ( a long painstaking process! ) and most of my CD's I've ripped. I don't really do streaming but I do deal almost entirely with digital files now since...
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    This is really fantastic. I love their early 70's...

    This is really fantastic. I love their early 70's period. Terry Kath was one of my guitar heroes when I studied the instrument in high school. Such an underrated player. I don't believe Chicago...
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    Hey GH, in anticipation of hearing all of the new...

    Hey GH, in anticipation of hearing all of the new record, I've been going back over my GH cd collection and listening again to some of the earlier stuff. Over the weekend I listened to the Middle...
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    Video is pretty darn great. Interesting the vocal...

    Video is pretty darn great. Interesting the vocal effects Steve is using. Never known the GH guys to use such in the past.
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    This is most welcome! Steve H's voice is still...

    This is most welcome! Steve H's voice is still uniquely wonderful.
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    I credit Steve's new Kris Kringle beard. Looking...

    I credit Steve's new Kris Kringle beard. Looking forward to hearing the entire record.
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    This is a glorious cover. Respectful to the...

    This is a glorious cover. Respectful to the original while really adding another dimension to the song.
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    Since mid March I've been working from home, as...

    Since mid March I've been working from home, as have many, and besides being able to post in forums like this one because I have a little more time, I've also been able to deep dive more into my...
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    Just my opinion, but a big Sigh. If I'm being honest, I wish it were the other way around. Saw both live and ARW was the much better band. I was surprised at how not even close it was. Jon Davison...
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    ^ That was painful to watch. I am looking forward...

    ^ That was painful to watch. I am looking forward to the album though! I quite enjoyed the Inconsolable Secret.
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    I've been listening to Love Over Fear a lot...

    I've been listening to Love Over Fear a lot during the shutter at home. It's very uplifting and much needed. I was never a big fan before but thanks to the thread I checked out the new one. Thanks...
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    You're correct! I've had it in my brain for the...

    You're correct! I've had it in my brain for the past 38 years I saw the Abacab tour when it was in fact the Three Sides Live tour! They played three consecutive nights at the Greek in Berkeley. In...
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    Yes, the more I think about it, that must be...

    Yes, the more I think about it, that must be true, given the bands meteoric rise in popularity during the middle 1980's. I wonder if they will do a section of it. During the Invisible Touch leg I...
  46. I had no idea! Really wishing I would have caught...

    I had no idea! Really wishing I would have caught a League of Crafty Guitarists show. Mr. Fripp seems to have the temperament of an orchestra player, which I respect, but then the ESP angle he...
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    I enjoyed listening to the interview. Appreciate...

    I enjoyed listening to the interview. Appreciate the posting. The most curious part for me was listening to Tony Banks talk about a possible setlist. He says some fans wouldn't want to hear Supper's...
  48. It seems to always be the case, at least from...

    It seems to always be the case, at least from what I've observed, that musicians in King Crimson eventually feel the shaft one way or the other from Mr. Fripp. I don't know the man obviously and it...
  49. This. The comments I've read from him suggest...

    This. The comments I've read from him suggest that because he was a hired gun and not involved in the actual writing of the material it didn't suit him for more than one tour, but what a treat to...
  50. What wonderful footage. I was only ten at the...

    What wonderful footage. I was only ten at the time and too young to attend but this group was my first exposure to Genesis. My mom was great at encouraging me to explore new music when I was young...
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    That John Carter film was pretty terrible! Come...

    That John Carter film was pretty terrible! Come to think of it, it's quite surprising that there isn't a film or television production of Elric in some form. The Eternal Champion! Hawkwind made an...
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    I'd rather have a nice new studio record of...

    I'd rather have a nice new studio record of original material if I had to choose between the two, but some live shows will be interesting to see what they decide to play, assuming it's the 80's Trio...
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    Sigh, me too I'm afraid. With Neal you can pretty...

    Sigh, me too I'm afraid. With Neal you can pretty much paint by number the lyrics and composition style now if it fits in a prog framework. Al these guys are very talented musicians so I understand...
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    What a great clip! I miss Bruford's playing but...

    What a great clip! I miss Bruford's playing but respect his decision to retire even though he was still an incredible drummer at the age he put down the sticks to focus on things like spending time...
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    They did! Wondrous Stories comes to mind, as well...

    They did! Wondrous Stories comes to mind, as well as some of the tracks on Tales and Close to the Edge.
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    Very cool! Thank you for posting that. I love...

    Very cool! Thank you for posting that. I love Henry Cow's music. A band that never fails to challenge the listener.
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    He doesn't seem to know how sub-par his version...

    He doesn't seem to know how sub-par his version of Yes is at the moment, so probably not. As another pointed out though, there are some wonderful instrumental passages on Beginnings despite the...
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